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Thursday, April 23, 2015 Vol. 133, No.

39 Stoughton, WI


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City of Stoughton

Council rejects homing pigeons

Bill Livick

Unified Newspaper Group

Homing pigeons apparently are not like chickens.

Over the objections of
Dist. 1 Ald. Sid Boersma, who cited research
that cities allowing homing pigeons dont show
related health or nuisance

problems, the Common

Council last week rejected
a request to allow up to 50
of the birds to be kept on a
single property.
The 7-4 vote puts an end
to a saga that began in October with a request by city
resident Rosalie Bjelde to
keep homing pigeons also
known as racing pigeons

in a loft at her property on

Broadway Street.
Alders showed some initial support for crafting an
ordinance despite two negative recommendations by
the Planning Commission
noting that the city allows
residents to keep chickens but in this case, they
declined to follow through.

Alders who voted to deny

Bjeldes request did so for a
variety of reasons.
Ald. Greg Jenson (D-3)
said he changed an earlier
position to allow the birds
after a March 9 public hearing at the Planning Commission, when three neighbors spoke against the idea.
Ald. Sonny Swangstu (D-1)

said he just didnt think the

birds should be allowed in
the city.
Others cited such concerns as monitoring the
number of birds, how
only one person made the
request (although others
spoke in support), and the
fact that the birds dont
provide food, as backyard

chickens can.
Along with Boersma, Tom Majewski, Pat
OConnor and council
president Mike Engelberger
voted in favor of amending a zoning ordinance
and clearing the way for
Bjeldes request. Ald. Eric

Turn to Pigeons/Page 3

Kettle Park West

OWI task force

Pay me

First of two
patrols this

Referendum result spurs

offer to rework deal

Stoughtons first highvisibility OWI patrol of

the year is this weekend.
From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday, 10 patrol cars
from seven jurisdictions
will cruise the streets of
Stoughton in a high-profile
display to dissuade people
from considering operating
while intoxicated.
This is the third year for
Stoughton in the Capital
Area OWI Task Force, a
state grant-funded program
that continues to add new
wrinkles in its fourth year.
It has grown from a halfdozen agencies to 14, adding more visual elements
and this year splitting most
patrols in half and will
accompany some of them
with a police car thats
been repainted to look like
half-taxi, half-squad car.
Half the traveling officers will be in Stoughton
this weekend, and the other half will be in Oregon
on the same night. The two
will again share the patrols
in July.
This years program
kicked off last Saturday
in DeForest, where it all
began. Its the brainchild
of DeForest Lt. Dan Furseth, who started high-visibility patrols there in 2009
and won his first grant
to expand the program to
other communities in 2012
after finding it reduced

Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Kettle Park Wests developer has

proposed a novel solution to public
concerns about borrowing for the
commercial center.
KPW development manager Dennis Steinkraus last week offered
to pay the upfront costs of public improvements for the project
instead of asking the city to borrow money for the work before its
done. The Common Council was
scheduled to meet Tuesday night to
discuss the proposed changes to the
development agreement.
Steinkraus said the proposal is a
response to a referendum question in
the April 7 election that showed 60
percent of voters do not want the city
to borrow the $5.1 million thats laid
out in the KPW development agreement. The borrowed money was to
be repaid through a tax-incrementfinancing plan thats also spelled out
in the agreement.
His new deal would keep the
amount of TIF would the same, but
the timing and manner of financial
guarantees would change.
Rather than asking the city to
borrow money and offering letters
of credit as collateral, Steinkraus
proposed whats known as a payas-you-go TIF. Forward Development Group would fund the public
improvements with private financing
and be repaid as new tax revenues
are generated. Instead of providing

Photos by Samantha Christian

Exhibitor Kay Lange, center, shows Marissa Gehrke and her mother Sheri Gehrke, of McFarland, different quilt patterns.
Shown in the background are contemporary quilts made by Judy L. Nelson.

Quilts for a cause

About 175 people attended Skaalen
Auxiliarys annual Quilt Faire on Saturday.
Nearly 200 quilts were on display
at Christ Lutheran Church, including
new and antique quilts, patriotic quilts
that will be donated to the VA hospital, Relay for Life quilts and Lutheran
World Relief quilts.
The event also featured guest artists
Judy L. Nelson from Bettendorf, Iowa,
and Susan Luers of Evansville. More
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See more photos from the Quilt Faire:

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Right: Michelle Osterhaus at the

Photos by Mark Ignatowski


VoluNteer Week

Music in the air

The Stoughton Festival Choir presented Songs for the Liturgical Year Sunday at Covenant Lutheran
Church. The musical selections took listeners through the different festivals and seasons associated
with the theological calendar. Stoughton Festival Choir singers perform the Mark Hayes arrangement
of This Little Light of Mine. Pictured are: front row (seated): Becki Wright; middle row: Peggy Kiss,
Diane Nissler, Meghann Proper and back row: Glenn Van Rossum and Helen Leikness.

National Volunteer week was April 12-18, 2015. On Tuesday, April

14, 2015 Mayor Donna Olson held an Open House in her office at City
Hall to announce and congratulate the 2015-Volunteer(s) of the Year,
Friend of Youth and Business Person(s) of the Year award winners.

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The winners for the 2015 Volunteer(s) of the Year Award were: The
Stoughton Opera House Volunteers, Larry Eifert and Cindy Curtiss.
The winners for the 2015 Business Person(s) of the Year Award were:
Joe Conant, of Conant Automotive and Dan McGlynn, of McGlynn
The winner of the 2015 Friend of Youth Award was: Tammy Benoy.
It is very evident that Stoughton is home to many people who find joy
in serving their community!
Day after day we see volunteerism becoming more and more
contagious and volunteerism proves to be a full circle, as those who
receive are grateful, those who volunteer are humble and those in our
community are thankful. National Volunteer Week reflects the power
that volunteers and extraordinary business owners have to inspire by
example - volunteers both encourage those they help and motivate
others to serve. Donna Olson, Mayor of the City of Stoughton,
announced at the Open house: I encourage all citizens of Stoughton
to observe all the good deeds done by our many volunteers and
extraordinary business owners and to thank them for all they do.


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Rosalie did a fine job of presenting her

case. Hopefully shell continue with her
education efforts and bring it forward
again in a year. I think what people need is
just more education on the issue.
Ald. Tricia Suess

Pigeons: Four alders change

School board
adds new faces

Continued from page 1

Changed positions

Scott De Laruelle

Hohol was absent.

Joining Swangstu and
Jenson in voting against
were alders Ron Christianson, Paul Lawrence, Tricia
Suess, Tom Selsor and Tim
Rosalie did a fine job of
presenting her case, said
Suess, who had previously
voted in favor of drafting
an ordinance. Hopefully
shell continue with her
education efforts and bring
it forward again in a year.
I think what people need is
just more education on the

At last weeks council

meeting, Selsor, Lawrence
and Suess joined Jenson in
reversing their positions
after having earlier voted in
Lawrence (D-2) didnt
say why hed reversed his
position and did not return
phone calls from the Hubs
seeking a comment. On Jan.
27, he said, Its important
to allow these peaceful
type of activities, adding
that, Its just as legitimate
a request by one person
as if 10 people made the
Suess said she was
swayed by neighbors
speaking up during a public
hearing, and those are the
people who are going to be
directly affected by it.
Ill definitely admit Im
not educated on the issue,
she added. But I think for
me, it was neighbors showing up and the fact that its
not food animals. Also, 50
birds is a lot of animals.
At one point in last
weeks meeting, Engelberger suggesting holding
a Committee of the Whole
meeting to work out an
agreement. He said he was
disappointed with the Planning Commission, accusing
members of looking at this
request with a real bias.
What Im hearing is a lot
of arguments against this
without any facts, Engelberger said. The other side
is presenting a lot of facts.
After the COW idea was
rejected, Majewski attempted to amend the ordinance,
which would have limited
the number of birds to 25
per residence and the size
of the loft to 50 square feet.
He proposed allowing up to
50 birds in a 140-squarefoot loft.
His motion failed on a
5-6 vote.

The matter first went to

the Public Safety committee in October, which had
forwarded it to the Planning
Commission after officials
determined that the request
would require amending a
zoning ordinance.
The commission recommended the council deny
the request at its Jan. 12
On Jan. 27, the council
voted 9-2 to send the matter
back to Planning. The council directed the commission
to draft an ordinance that
would allow keeping homing pigeons in a residential
area and limiting the number to 50 birds. Bjelde had
asked to keep up to 75.
City staff presented a
draft ordinance, but the
Planning Commission
unanimously recommended
the council not adopt the
Minutes from the meeting show that three people
Bjeldes neighbors spoke
against recommending
adoption, while four spoke
in support. The neighbors
presented a petition with a
handful of signatures asking
the commission to reject the
request, while Bjelde presented a petition with more
than two dozen signatures
supporting the idea.

woman killed
in I-90 crash
A 30-year-old Stoughton
woman was killed following a
crash in Madison Monday.
According to a news release
from the Wisconsin State
Patrol, emergency responders
were called around 5:20 p.m.
Monday April 20, to the eastbound on ramp from the Beltline to southbound I-90 for a
single-vehicle crash.
Authorities said a 2008 Mazda left the road and struck a
tree, causing fatal injuries to the
lone occupant. The driver was
not wearing a seatbelt, according to the news release.
The identity of the victim
had not been released as of
press time Tuesday, pending
notification of family members.

For three Stoughton

Area School Board members who ran unopposed
April 7, now the hard work
begins. Newly elected
board members Alison
Sorg, Yolibeth Fitzgibbon and Scott Dirks were
sworn in Monday night,
beginning three-year
terms on the board. Dirks
was already serving on
the board after he was
appointed in November to
fill the seat of Pat Volk,
who resigned.
Former board members
Frank Sullivan and Tina
Hunter did not run for reelection.
The boards officers will
remain much the same,
with president Liz Menzer, vice-president Donna
Tarpinian and treasurer
Brett Schumacher unanimously re-elected to their
positions. Bev Fergus was
unanimously elected as
clerk, replacing Hunter,
and Sorg was unanimously
elected as deputy clerk.

Alternative teacher
District officials talked
at length about an alternative teacher compensation
package that a 14-member committee has been
working on since February 2014. Plans are to continue refining and working
on the plan, with a goal to
start issuing new contracts
in August.

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OWI patrol
What: Capital Area OWI
Task Force patrol
When: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Citywide
from Shorewood Hills,
Maple Bluff, Sun Prairie, Monona, McFarland
and DeForest, all dedicated solely to putting on
a display to make people
think twice before driving
SPDs coordinator, Sgt.
Patrick Frisch, will start
it with a briefing at 8
p.m., and then theyll hit
the road.
Last years 11 patrols
yielded 22 OWI arrests
among 1,143 stops. The
only OWI arrest in the
first years six patrols
was in Stoughton, but
the patrols featured many
friendly interactions with
drivers, as was the goal.
That number grew to 13
OWI arrests in 2013.
In Stoughton, the tally
last year was 116 traffic
stops, 126 warnings, 17
citations, and two drug
citations. In all, six people were placed through
field sobriety test, but
there were no OWI

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We, citizens of our city and townships, respectfully request that the Stoughton
Common Council move with immediate and decisive action to terminate the
Kettle Park West agreements and plans in a swift but careful manner.
The developer has been unable to meet his commitments in the first
two Developers Agreements and has now proposed a third agreement.
Our community is against the TIF subsidies and any form of city-backed
financial instruments or assistance. And our community is against the KPW
project as a whole as shown by the recent referenda vote.


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Secondly, we request the council conduct a formal public hearing on the

proposed third Developers Agreement.
We ask city staff and the developer present their current plans for the
KPW projects, proposed TIF borrowing and payment schedules along with
estimated interest costs, current job creation estimates, etc. followed by
citizens questions of staff and developer and citizens comments.
We ask this hearing be conducted on an evening, a week or so prior to the
councils final decision on whether to modify the Developers Agreement.
We ask it be televised live with call in from those at home and in a room,
such as the Opera House that can hold hundreds of citizens.

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drunken-driving arrests
throughout the year. The
grant covers overtime
expenses of up to $30,000
and has also paid for the
cost of signs.
The idea of the patrols,
he has said in multiple
interviews with the Hub,
is not to catch drunken
drivers, so much as prevent them.
It boosts the size of
normal weekend patrols,
making it so there seems
to be a police car driving by every few seconds,
and Stoughton also uses
lighted signs, pink, neon
signs and LED road flares
to alert drivers.
Like police chiefs in
several other small communities, Stoughton
found the shifts, which
count as overtime pay,
popular among the citys
officers, but found that so
many cars on Stoughtons
few well-traveled roads
was oversaturated and a
little cumbersome.
Last year, Stoughton
had 18 police vehicles
on the road between 8:30
p.m. and 12:30 a.m., a
number that some communities found was actually oversaturated. This
year it will be about
nine. The group will
include representatives


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Instructions: Citizens, please cut & tape to sheet of paper, have friends sign
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votes to deny bird request

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OWI: Police will have about

Stoughton Area School District

Menzer re-elected
president; Fitzgibbon,
Sorg join board

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Stoughtons best comes

when we work together

s my one and only turn on

City Council wraps up, Id
like to apologize to anyone
who disagreed with me.
I dont feel I was a very good
One reason is that I dont enjoy
being outraged. I feel like a lot of
you wanted me to be mad about
things a lot, and Im not willing to
do that.
Another is that its almost impossible for me to choose sides. Alders
are required to say a flat Yes or
No on issues that often have no
right answer.
Sure, some
issues are easy,
but many of
them are very
complex and a
simple yes or no
does not do them
There is no
Yes, but...
vote, or I see
both sides...
vote. There is only Yes or No.
And finally, I automatically
believe that others are conducting
themselves in a forthright manner
with me. I like to do business on a
handshake. I tend to trust my gut.
As such, I have missed opportunities to ask important questions,
and I have been surprised by information that others have found.
But I learned some important
things over the past three years.
First, all the members of the
Council - and I mean all - care
very much about what happens to
our beautiful city. You might not
always agree with how an alder
votes, but each person at that table
wants whats best for Stoughton and they each move forward
toward that goal.
Twelve members on a council
means 12 different ideas of whats
best. Rest assured that each of your
alders is very thoughtful about the
issues and is doing what they feel
is right.

There are no agendas, no idiots,

no kickbacks from companies, just
a group of 12 careful, intelligent
people elected to guide our city
into the future, whatever that looks
like. If you disagree with them, that
doesnt automatically make them
wrong. It just means they have a
different idea of whats best.
If youre not willing to do the
job, please ease up on the criticisms
of those who are. If you want different outcomes, you need to get
Ive also learned that government
cant do everything.
My most rewarding experience was working with Sylvia
Lawrence, Sara Downie and Gennifer Weaver, who formed Naturally Stoughton (now Sustainable
Stoughton) on their project to end
the broad use of pesticides in city
parks. These women recognized
a problem, organized and came to
the city prepared with solutions and
I was pleased to be able to help
their group work with the city to
achieve a result that would not have
happened without their efforts.
They ultimately had to accept less
than what they set out to do (there
is still herbicide sprayed on the
athletic fields), but they had a huge
impact on how the city maintains
its parks. Thats how government is
supposed to work.
People often want government
to do something about whatever
concerns them, but they offer no
Instead, if you see something you
dont like, or if you want something we dont have, think of some
solutions, consider talking to some
people and getting some support.
You might not get the result you
originally wanted, but the city will
Im happy to help anyone get
started through the process.
Those of us on the council have
received a lot of feedback about
the citys communication about the

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major issues that impact us all. I

agree the city could do a better job.
At the same time, its important
for residents to do what they can to
inform themselves.
At the least, please read the local
newspaper. It reports on city business every week. I used the paper
as one source of education before
I started my council term, and it
helped tremendously to have that
background on the issues.
I want to thank my fellow alders
who all work tirelessly for the betterment of our home. Thank you to
Phil Caravello, Christa Westerberg,
Roger Springman, John and Ellen
Morgan, Pete Manly and the rest
of the folks who always conducted
themselves respectfully and were
open to listening to my thoughts.
I had stars in my eyes for council
service and it ended up being one
of the most painful experiences of
my life. I dont regret doing it - it
was a powerful personal growth
experience. But Im looking forward to serving Stoughton in ways
that are a little kinder to my spirit.
I loved Stoughton before I even
met her and when I moved here, I
moved home. I only ever wanted to
make this city brighter. I will continue these efforts, as I had before
council service.
Im currently serving on the
Arts Council (which needs more
people), contributing to Gazebo
Musikk and working on a one-day
rock music festival. All of these
efforts require a team.
If you want to do something for
the city - to make it cool - join my
team. Or come up with your own
idea and put me on your team.
Either way, lets work together to
make Stoughton everything we
want it to be.
Tricia Suess represented Stoughtons District 3 on the Common
Council from April 2012 until April


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My dad was right: You do catch
more bees with honey than you
dowith vinegar!
Good customer service is not
limited to Stoughton. Recently
at a big box store in Madison, I
wasasked if I needed help loading
my car with some heavy items. I
did, and I wasgrateful.
As much as I am able, I like to
support local business. However, I
would beglad to shop at a Super
Wal-Mart here instead of going
into Madison. It ismy belief when
others come to Stoughton to shop
there, they also will findthe benefits of local stores tucked away
in our community that deserve our
business and truly can be trusted.
P.S., Neither of the big box
stores I shopped at hadthe item
I wanted and found at the local
hardware store.


I was reminded again this week

about the importance of customer
service and also the plethora of
benefits by doing business in my
My glasses needed an adjustment so I stopped in at a local
optometrists shop. Bruce cheerfully met my needs and when I
asked about a charge, there was
At a local hardware store,
Jeananswered my questions about
an item and when I made my
choice; she thanked me for my
decision and again when I paid
for it. I know, too, from pastexperiences when I have had work
done on my lawn mowers, Mark
assures me theywill only do what
is needed.
Its the same at my mechanic,
when I need work onmy car. The
last time, Jim was able to help me
the same day and he evenpicked
me up after his lunch and took
me back to the station to pick up

April 23, 2015

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Agreement: Pay-as-you-go TIF proposed by developer

Photo by Mark Ignatowski

Volunteers work to clean up along the Yahara River last year in

Stoughton. Another trail cleanup day is set for Saturday.

River trail cleanup is Saturday

If you go
What: Annual Yahara
River Trail cleanup
When: 9 a.m. Saturday,
April 25
Where: meet at the
pedestrian bridge, near
Coopers Causeway
More info: 646-0432
a lot of the dogwood and
junk trees along the pedestrian bridge, and ask our
volunteers to haul them out
and place them in piles to
be picked up, Lynch said.
The trees will already be
cut, and then well come
and pick them up.

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If you go


Construct off-site projects (includes Hwys. 51 and

138, Jackson Street east and west): $3 million
Construct public stormwater management infrastructure: $1.59 million
Construct on-site projects and perform grading: $2
Provide letter of credit: $2.5 million
Guarantee of minimum tax increment to fund city
debt service for stormwater and 70 percent of city debt
service on off-site improvements


Reimburse developer for off-site improvements: up

to $2.99 million.
Reimburse developer for stormwater: up to $1.5 million.
Reimburse developer for site grading: up to

commitment (by the developer) to this project.

On Tuesday, Olson told
the Hub the proposed changes would reduce risk for the
Before, we were helping to build and assuming
some of that risk, although
we were comfortable with
the letters of credit, she

said. This reduces the risk

that the city has upfront,
and thats always a good
thing. Its a good change and
works out well.
Olson said the council
would not make a decision
Tuesday, but could do so at
its next regularly scheduled
meeting, April 28.

Friends of the Stoughton Public Library

Spring Book Sale

at the Stoughton Public Library

304 S. Fourth Street
Friday, April 24 12-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bag Sale on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. for Friends Members.
Memberships will be available at the sale.

VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.

200 Veterans Rd., Stoughton

What: Town of Dunn

Arbor Day celebration
When: 4-6 p.m.
Saturday April 25
Where: Dunn Town Hall,
4156 County Road B

Friday Night
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry
Dine-in only.
Regular menu also available.

presentation. Brats, hot

dogs, plates, napkins, eating utensils and a beverage
will be supplied.
Come meet other residents and share in this fun
family event. Bring a favorite dish to pass and enjoy
the community.
Free trees and door prizes
will be available, too.

Every Friday Night Meat Raffle starts at 5-ish

Every Thursday night Bingo starting at 7:00 p.m.
Serving Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Open to the Public

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Juke Box Night

Spruce Up Your Yard!

Morning Class
Monday through Friday
2, 3 or 5 days a week
15 Student Maximum
Afternoon Class

Softscapes to Hardscapes,
Firepits to Ponds, Mulch,
Rocks and Grass We Do It All

Monday & Wednesday

10 Student Maximum



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Key elements in original KPW development agreement,

with estimated costs:

Our book sales are a donation site for those who

would like to contribute to the Stoughton Food Pantry
Bring a non-perishable item and enter into a drawing for a prize.

Arbor Day potluck April 25

The annual event Arbor
Day Celebration in the
Town of Dunn is planned
for this Saturday.
The event takes place
from 4-6 p.m. at the town
This year, one of the
presenters will be Kevin
Oppermann, a Town of
Dunn resident who will be
talking about the nuances of
his pasture-based farm and
how it restores the top soil
and earth.
Phyllis Hasbrouck will be
receiving the Stewardship
Award for being a steward
of the lakes. She was chosen for this award for her
leadership in advocating for
responsible planning to protect Lake Waubesa.
There also will be a
potluck dinner after the

The deal

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Working with Stoughton Parks and Recreation

director Tom Lynch, volunteers with the citys
River and Trail Task Force
have organized the annual
Yahara River Trail cleanup
Saturday morning. Any
one interested can meet
the group at the pedestrian bridge near Coopers
Causeway at 9 a.m.
Lynch will coordinate the
cleanup effort with maps
and directions for volunteers, who are asked to
wear grubby clothes and
bring work gloves.
Along with cleaning up
the trail, volunteers will
help gather scrub trees and
bushes that have already
been cut.
Were hoping to get rid

the city with a letter of credit

guaranteeing payback of the
loan, the developer would
give the city the signed public improvement contracts.
OCallaghan, who represents FDG, explained that
the developer would complete both phases of the public improvements work
that would begin this year
with site grading and bringing utilities to the site. Only
after that would the developer be reimbursed for the
public improvements, he
We have the wherewithal to put together a
private financing package
to fund the construction
of public improvements,
OCallaghan told the council
last Tuesday. Rather than
the city putting its money in
first, wed put our money in
first to construct the public
improvements. Instead of
letters of credit up front, we
would deliver to the city the
signed contracts with performance and payments bonds
from our contractors guaranteeing completion of the
Initial reactions during
last weeks meeting were
Mayor Donna Olson
called the proposal a good
change in the development
Ald. Tom Selsor (D-4),
who has opposed using TIF
for the project, prefaced a
question by saying, Im so
happy with this that I hardly
know what to say.
He then asked if the

businesses locating in the

commercial center would
have a building schedule the
developer would be required
to meet.
We dont want a big
piece of flat land sitting out
there, he said.
Steinkraus replied that the
users would be required to
either build or pay the increment that was projected for
their lot.
Generally, theyre given
a one-year timeframe, he
explained. If the building is
not built, there wont be an
He said the proposed
changes would not alter the
duration of the TIF, which
must close by 2034.
Under the current agreement, the developer must
have new value created by
Jan. 1, 2017, in order for
the city to receive the increment beginning in 2018.
Construction of the off-site
public improvements the
extension of Jackson Street
and the installation of utilities leading to the 35-acre
commercial center at the
northwest corner of the
Hwys. 51/138 intersection
must begin by June 30.
Under the new deal, the
city would evaluate the
actual value the project has
brought to the city, based on
assessments, in the spring of
2016, 2017 and 2018. Only
that value would be available for reimbursement,
OCallaghan explained.
Ald. Ron Christianson
(D-2) described the proposal as a fairly dramatic
shift and said he felt it was
a good deal for the city
and shows a very serious


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Coming up
Yoga at the hospital
Join yoga therapist and acupuncturist Anne Adametz for five weeks
of yoga at Stoughton Hospital from
6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursdays from April
23 through May 28 (no class May 14).
Bring along a yoga mat, water bottle and thick blanket.
The cost is $65 for the five-week
session or $15 per class drop in.
Advanced registration is required
online at and payment should be made in person.

Community forum
Sustainable Stoughton is sponsoring its first community forum on
downtown redevelopment in association with its monthly Green Thursday educational series. Downtown
Redevelopment: Its Coming...Background, Options and Your Visions
will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
April 23, at the EMS Community
Room, 516 S. Fourth St.
Featured speakers will be Alder
Ron Christianson, Redevelopment
Authority committee member; city
planning consultant Gary Becker, of
Vierbicher Associates; and landscape
architect Mark Badger. Light refreshments will be available.
The forum will also be televised
on WSTO TV (Charter cable channel
For more information, contact
Ingrid West at 205-7078.

Norwegian Cantus Choir

The Cantus Choir from Trondheim,
Norway will perform at the Stoughton
Bahai Faith

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 Stoughton study classes.

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship

Christ Lutheran Church

Community calendar
High School Performing Arts Center
at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24.
Cantus sang the opening number in
the Walt Disney film Frozen, and
they will be performing this song at
the concert. The SHS Concert Choir
will be participating in the event as
well after working with Cantus during the school day.
Park in the back parking lot (off of
Devonshire) and enter into the PAC
Tickets are $10 each and can be
ordered online by visiting showtix4u.
com and searching for Cantus.
If there are tickets left, they will be
sold at the door.
Sons of Norway - Mandt Lodge
will host a reception at the high
school afterwards.

Covenant Lutheran Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Ezra Church

129 E Main St, Stoughton 834-9050

Sunday: 9 and 10:30 a.m.

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton

Worship services 8, 10:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Varsity (for teams) 12:07 p.m. - AWANA 3-5 p.m.

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106

Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. worship

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-Day Saints

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton

877-0439 Missionaries 877-0696
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday school and Primary

Cooksville Lutheran Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville
Interim Pastor Karla Brekke
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

A Life
Celebration Center


1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter
Martha Paton, Administrative Manager
Sara Paton, Administrative Assistant
Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant

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here weekly!
Call 873-6671
to advertise on the
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Music series: Strings

The senior center will hold the

final installment of its music appreciation series at 3 p.m. Monday, April
27, featuring The Pro Arte String
Quartet from UW-Madison, which
has performed around the world.
The music appreciation series with
John Beutel is organized for anyone
Medication disposal
who loves music and would like to
A medication disposal and sharps learn more about it. Classes are free,
collection will be held at the fire sta- with donations appreciated.
tion parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon
Gift and plant fair
Saturday, April 25.
Bring all medications in original
St. Ann Catholic Parish, 324 N.
containers (if possible) and cross off Harrison St., will hold a Spring Fever
personal information with a black Gift and Plant Fair from 9 a.m. to 2
marker. Sharps must be dropped off p.m. Saturday, May 2.
in a registered sharps container or
There will be over 30 vendors with
thick plastic laundry detergent bottle. hand-crafted jewelry, knit and fabric
The Lions/Lioness Club will also arts, baskets, stained glass, clothing
be collecting used eyeglasses and and home decor.
hearing aids.
Proceeds will help defray expenses for parish youth who are making
Free community meal
a mission trip to Logan, W.Va. this
The next Our Daily Bread free summer. Students will also be selling
community meal program will be refreshments during the fair.
For more information, contact
held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April
26, at First Lutheran Church, 310 E. Cathie Truehl at 873-7633 or email
Washington St.

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton

873-9353 e-mail:
Sunday: 8 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed by Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

The meal of assorted casseroles

and rolls, salads, beverages, cake and
ice cream, prepared by Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church,
will be served at 4:30 p.m.
No carryout meals are available.
If you need transportation, call 5153369 by noon Sunday and leave a
message. Rides are provided free of
charge within the Stoughton Area
School District.

310 E. Washington, Stoughton

Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Fulton Church

Good Shepherd By The Lake

Lutheran Church

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924

Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

Sunday: 9 and 11 a.m. worship

Dont Give In to Negativity

There are many ways in which we can
fall into negative patterns of thought or
behavior. We all make mistakes, but when
we do, we should try to look at them as
learning opportunities. We all occasionally say or do thoughtless things that hurt
our friends or families, but when we do,
we should consider it an opportunity to
ask for forgiveness, and our relationship
might be deepened thereby. We should all
pay closer attention to what we say and do
throughout the day. How much of it is knee
jerk negativity? And, not just what we say
to others, but how much of our internal dialogue is filled with negativity? How often do
we berate ourselves for minor mistakes or
omissions? We should try to be more like
the coach who builds up her athletes with
a pep talk or the teacher who convinces his
students that they can work out a difficult
problem. The important question for the
track athlete is not whether you won the
race but whether you did your best. Studies
show that there are very few times when
negativity helps us; it is almost always
better to be an optimist than a pessimist.
So, do what you can to throw the negativity overboard and to have a more positive
attitude. Life is good and getting better and
even when its not so good you can still
choose to make the best of it.
Christopher Simon
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 23:7

Seventh Day Baptist

Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton

873-6448 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House and St. Anns Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of Stoughton

525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service; 10 a.m. - Full Worship

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church
2633 Church St., Cottage Grove
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study

Thursday, April 23

Noon, Lunch and Learn: Stoughton EMS, senior


Friday, April 24

6:30 p.m., Stoughton Downtown Redevelopment

Forum, EMS Community Room, 516 S. Fourth St.,
7 p.m., Norwegian Cantus Choir ($10), Stoughton
High School PAC,

Saturday, April 25

9-11 a.m., Medication drop and sharps disposal collection, fire department
9:30 a.m., Book Babies Lapsit Storytime (0-18
months), library
8 p.m. to 2 a.m., OWI Task Force, downtown

Sunday, April 26

4-6 p.m., Free community meal, First Lutheran

Church, 310 E. Washington St.

Monday, April 27

3 p.m., Music Appreciation: The Pro Arte String

Quartet, senior center

Tuesday, April 28

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public

Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building
7 p.m., Book discussion: The Guernsey Literary and
Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, library

Thursday, April 30

6:30-8 p.m., Yarn Club (children and teens with

adult), library

Saturday, May 2

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spring Fever Gift and Plant Fair, St.

Ann Catholic Parish, 324 N. Harrison St., 873-7633

Monday, May 4

5-6:30 p.m., Free community meal, senior center,


Tuesday, May 5

6 p.m. Pleasant Springs town board meeting, 2354

County N, 873-3063

Thursday, May 7

1-5 p.m., Personal Essentials Pantry, 129 E. Main

3:15-4 p.m., Teen Chess Club (ages 10 and up),

Saturday, May 9

Stamp Out Hunger food drive

10-11 a.m., LEGO Club, library

Monday, May 11

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Planning Commission,

Public Safety Building
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting,
Town Hall

Tuesday, May 12

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public

Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

Friday, May 15

Syttende Mai weekend

Saturday, May 16

Syttende Mai weekend

2-6 p.m., Genealogy Fair with wood carving presentation, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, 825 S. Van Buren St.

Sunday, May 17

Doctors Park
Dental Office
Dr. Richard Albright
Dr. Phillip Oinonen
Dr. Thor Anderson
Dr. Thane Anderson

1520 Vernon St.

Stoughton, WI

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Syttende Mai weekend

Support groups
Diabetic Support Group
Parkinson Group
6 p.m., second Monday,
1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
Stoughton Hospital, 628- Wednesday, senior center,
Grief Support Groups
Multiple Sclerosis Group
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
10-11:30 a.m., second
senior center, 873-8585
Tuesday, senior center,
Low Vision Support
Older Adult Alcoholics
1-2:30 p.m., third
Thursday, senior center,
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182

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Photo by Scott De Laruelle

The Madison Brass
Quintet entertained a
packed house Monday
afternoon at the
Stoughton Area Senior
Center, performing a
variety of favorite classic tunes as part of the
Music Appreciation
Series. The band consists of a French horn,
trombone, baritone and
two trumpets.

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Mayor Donna Olson reads to students at Chavez Elementary School in Madison as part of the Mayors
Day of Recognition for National Service held April 7. The event honors members of national service
AmeriCorps, VISTA and Senior Corps across the country, part of a national bipartisan effort to recognize
the positive impact of national service, thank those who serve and encourage citizens to give back.

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April 23, 2015

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Stoughton Opera House

Bowersox returns to one of my favorite rooms

Idol runner-up often
compared to Janis
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Crystal Bowersox
became something of a
household name in 2010
during her performances on
American Idol.
The dreadlocked, raspytoned singer-songwriter
performed for an audience
of 30 million and finished
runner-up in the wildly
popular singing competition series that began airing
on Fox Television in 2002.
That success launched her
professional recording and
performing career.
Now 29, she released
her first album, Farmers
Daughter, in 2010, and
followed with her second
album, All That for This,
in 2013.
In a telephone interview days before returning to the Stoughton Opera
House, Bowersox described
the shows concept as
strange, but acknowledged it was a big boost to

If you go

Other Opera House shows

Who: Crystal Bowersox,

with Rachel Coats
When: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 25
Where: Stoughton Opera
House, 381 E. Main St.
Tickets: $32
Info: 877-4141 or
her career.
I try not to label it good
or bad it was just an experience, she told the Hub.
Putting music in a category of fine critiquing and
judgment its so strange
to me because one person
may like something or love
something while someone
else may not. We all have
different opinions.
Commercial success
for Idol finalists has been
mixed, and Bowersoxs
album sales put her about
average among runner-ups,
which is just fine with her.
My motivation for doing
the show was not for fame
or fortune, but to provide
stability and a better life for
my child, she said. And it

Charlie Parr

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. Tickets: $15

Charlie Parr has become a local favorite following several
appearances here, including at last years Catfish River
Music Festival.
Parr began his music career in Duluth, Minn., influenced by such iconic guitar players as Charlie Patton,
Bukka White, Reverend Gary Davis, Dave Van Ronk and
Mississippi John Hurt. His latest album, Hollandale, was
released last year and is a collection of largely improvised
songs with a traditional feel.
While I was playing these songs, I let my mind wander
to wherever it wanted to wander to, Parr said in an interview published on his website. I titled the songs later to
reflect whatever it was I was thinking about at the time.
Hollandale is simply the landscape around Hollandale,
Minn., where I spent a good part of my childhood. Its beautiful, slight rolling hills, rich farmland, with yard lights that
you can see from five miles away.
Parrs 2013 album, Barnswallow, is entirely instrumental. He recently appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where the selftaught guitarist and banjo player performed heartfelt and
plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals.
Photo by Meg Bitton Photography

Hot Club of Cowtown

Singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox, of American Idol fame, will

perform two Opera House shows Saturday with singing partner
Rachel Coats.

has done exactly that, so it mother, the Elliston, Ohio,

suited its purpose.
native has been performE n c o u r a g e d b y h e r ing since age 10 and sang
at local bars in Toledo as a
teenager. She attended the
Toledo School for the Arts
after a brief stint in a local
high school.
She moved to Chicago at
17 and began busking in the
subway, which she credits for teaching her how to
sing loudly. Singing over
a train is not easy, but you
learn how to throw your
voice pretty far, Bowersox
As a 10-year-old, she was
initially drawn to the folky
sounds of Joni Mitchell and
Jewel, which is what she
listened to as she learned
to play guitar. Later, in
her teens, Bowersox began

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Fans of hot Gypsy jazz and country swing will be in for
an evening of fun when Elana James, Whit Smith and Jake
Erwin known collectively as the Hot Club of Cowtown
return to the Opera House on May 1.
The bands name, as well as its music, comes from two
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France, and Cowtown from the western influence of Bob
Wills and His Texas Playboys and the bands love of fiddle
tunes, hoedowns and songs of the American West.
The trio formed in 1998 and released a dozen studio
albums. Theyve been inducted into the Texas Western
Swing Hall of Fame and toured with Bob Dylan and Willie
Nelson, among many others.
playing electric guitar and
was drawn to the likes of
Tracy Chapman, Melissa
Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt.
She told the Courier Hub
that from the start, people
have compared her voice to
another rock and soul diva
Janis Joplin.
Bowersox said its an
observation shes heard
many times. She doesnt
understand it because she
doesnt hear it herself, but
accepts there may be more
than a kernel of truth to it.
I definitely feel an
attachment to Janis, she
said. I was lucky enough
to meet Big Brother and
the Holding Company and
other people who worked
with Janis. B.B. King even
told me that I remind him of
She identifies with Joplins tendency to let the
music lead her, rather than
the other way around.
When I began singing
at 10 or 11 years old, people told me that I have her
essence in my sound, and I
didnt even know who she
was when I was 10 years
old, she said. I dont hear
it when I listen to a Janis
record next to my record

but theres something about

the way that she allowed
her body and her voice to
become a vessel, rather than
trying to control what was
coming out of her. And that
happens to me while Im
on stage. Everything disappears and things are flowing through me. And maybe
thats what people see.
Bowersox is making her
second appearance at the
Stoughton Opera House on
Saturday, when shell perform two shows as a duo
with guitarist and singing
partner Rachel Coats.
Bowersox called the
Opera House one of my
favorite rooms.
I love the trick of being
on stage and whispering
and having someone in the
lobby hear me, she said.
Its a beautiful room, and
Im really looking forward
to coming back.
She said the venue is
perfect for an acoustic duo.
I think people will just
appreciate the rawness
and the nakedness of the
music, Bowersox said.
Its very simple, and in
that setting, you can hear
every word.

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offense take
down Oregon
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

We know every time we play

Senior Sarah Seaton tossed

a two-hitter and Morgan
Neuenfeld drove in four runs
Thursday as the Vikings
rolled 11-1 over Oregon in
five innings.
Seaton allowed one earned
run, walked two and struck
out three.
Neuenfeld (2-for-4) highlighted a seven-run fifth
Stoughton, slicing a walk-off
line drive into left field that
allowed the Vikings to clear
the bases.
She led off the fifth with a
blooper in between second
and right field. Seaton then
walked and Samantha Tepp
bunted for a base hit to load
the bases.
It was a high-pressure situation and I was hoping she
wasnt going to come up with
the catch, Neuenfeld said.
I was on cloud nine. It was
absolutely incredible to have
that experience.
Last game I had a home
run. This game I had the
game-winning hit. I hope I
can continue this hot streak.
The win was the Vikings
first conference win.
Those first three losses of
the season, we just couldnt
put it all together, Neuenfeld
said. Our defense was making some errors, but we were
swinging the bat well or we
would play good defense and
werent swinging the bat.
Stoughtons Madi Sehmer
drew a full-count walk to
push the first run of the inning
across home before Liz Auby
stroked a 2-run single.
From there Oregon reliever
Jenna Gratz walked two for
another run before Neuenfeld
singled to Maddy Knaack in
Knaack stretched out for the
ball but was unable to come
up with the catch. Only one of
the three runs was earned.
Stoughton lead-off hitter
Holly Brickson went two-forthree with a double and triple.

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Photos by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Alec Showers celebrates with head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo after a home run in the fifth inning Thursday at Oregon High School. The Vikings won 9-3.

Vikings push past rival Oregon

Anthony Iozzo

Assistant sports editor

There have been several onerun games the past few seasons
between the Stoughton High
School baseball team and Oregon, and Thursday looked to be
headed to another close one at
Oregon High School.
That was before senior Sam
Ripp cleared the bases in the top
of the seventh with a 3-run double to lead the Vikings to a 9-3
It was huge, Ripp said. It
didnt say one-run on the scoreboard, but it felt like a one-run
game the entire time.
The Vikings led by two going
into the seventh, with Andrew
Pliner coming in to pitch. Pliner
allowed singles by seniors Tim
Johnson and Cade Bunnell and

The returning letterwinners for the Stoughton High School baseball team (from left) are: Tim Johnson, Brady Wanninger, Jacob
Johnson, Sam Ripp, Alex Zacharias, Alec Showers, Cade Bunnell, Michael Gerber and Ty Krueger.

walked seniors Alec Showers and Adam Heath, but after a strikeout,
Brady Wanninger.
Ripp roped a double to left-center
Oregon changed pitchers to to make it 9-3.

Track and field

Boys and girls finish runner-up at McFarland invite

for the girls.
Stoughton travels to the Monroe Relays at 4:30 p.m. Friday and
The Stoughton High School travels to Milton Tuesday, April
boys and girls track and field 28, for a triple dual with Monroe
teams both finished runner-up and the Red Hawks.
Saturday at the McFarland InvitaKrumholz leads the way
Junior Adam Krumholz led the for boys at McFarland
boys with two first places (high
Krumholz won both the high
jump and triple jump), while the jump and the triple jump to help
girls were led with first places by the boys finish second with 128
senior Hannah Posick (pole vault), 1/2 points, 20 behind Baraboo.
senior Alexus Crockett (shot put),
Krumholz reached 6 feet, 4
senior Alexa Deutsch (100 hur- inches in the high jump, and he
dles), sophomore Mya Lonnebotn reached 41-6 in the triple jump.
(long jump) and sophomore Aly Sophomore Darvel Peeples was
Weum (800).
third in the high jump (6-2).
The 4x200 relay team also won
Anthony Iozzo

Assistant sports editor

Junior Jakob Benson was second

in the long jump (18-10), while
Peeples took third, also reaching
Junior Max Quale was second in
the pole vault. He reached 11-0.
The 4x400 relay (senior John
McCune, sophomore Nathan Moll,
Peeples and Krumholz) finished
second in 3 minutes, 35.49 seconds.
McCune added a second place
in the 800 in 2:01.67, and freshman Sam McHone took second
in the 100 in 11.84. McHone also
took third in the 200 in 23.80.

Posick reached 9-6 to claim the

pole vault title, while Lonnebotn
took the long jump title by reaching
16-4 1/4. Senior Megan Reese was
third in the long jump (16-2 1/4).
Crockett won the shot put with
a distance of 36-2, while Deutsch
won the 100 hurdles in 16.35.
Weum took the 800 title in
Junior Kassidy McMillan was
second in the triple jump with a distance of 32-11, while sophomore
Marissa Robson was third with a
Girls get six titles at
32-10 1/2.
The 4x200 relay (senior Nikki
McFarland invite
Staffen, sophomore Kendra HalThe girls finished runner-up with verson, Lonnebotn and Weum)
Stoughton triple dual
113 points, 13 behind McFarland.
grabbed first in 1:49.31.
Frigid temperatures, occasional
snow flurries and wind gusts up
to 20 mph led to the Badger South
Conference canceling all track and
field competitions on Tuesday.
While dual meets no longer
count toward teams points total at
conference, adversity safety conditions for competitors in the field
events led to the cancellations.
The boys and girls will make up
the Stoughton triple dual at Collins
Field against Oregon and Madison
Edgewood at 4:30 p.m. May 12.

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Boys golf

Vikings finish fourth at

WPGA Rewards invite
Monona Grove invite at The
Oaks Golf Course.
Anderson finished second
overall with a 71. Goetz shot
a 76, and Graffin picked up
an 80. Scott Linnerud finished the scoring with a 91.
The Panthers finished
third with a 311. Marquette
University High School
(299) and Waunakee (303)
finished first and second,
McFarland (317) took

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton High

School boys golf team
battled cold, rain and wind
Monday to grab a fourthplace finish in the WPGA
Rewards invite with a 339.
Sophomore Sam Anderson led the way with an 80,
which was good enough to
tie for seventh place. Gunnar Goetz followed with an
82, and David Graffin shot
an 87.
Ian Sutton finished the
scoring with a 90.
Middleton took first with
a 325, and Madison Edgewood was runner-up with a
326. Monroe rounded out the
top three with a 327.
Stoughton travels to Lake
Wisconsin Country Club
at 11 a.m. Monday, April
27, for an invite. Stoughton
then hosts Fort Atkinson at
3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Badger South dual at Stoughton
Country Club.

Oregon 168,
Stoughton 172

Stoughton traveled to
Foxboro Golf Course
Tuesday and fell to Oregon 168-172.
Stoughton was led by
Goetz with a 42, while
Sutton and Jack Buckles
each shot a 43. Anderson
was the final scorer for
Stoughton with a 44.
The Panthers were led
by Torhorst who shot a
37. Bundy followed with
a 40, and Busler shot a
MG invite
45. Brandon Rogers finThe Vikings finished fifth ished the scoring for OreThursday with a 318 at the gon with a 46.

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Stoughton No. 2 singles player Nathan Lawlor returns a shots during his match against Monona Groves Luke Nelson Friday. Lawlor won
his match 7-6 (7), 7-5, but the Vikings lost the Badger South dual 5-2.

Vikings drop close dual to Monona Grove

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Although the Vikings lost

the first three matches off the
courts on Friday, the team
still had a shot at its first win
against Monona Grove.
The visiting Silver Eagles,
however, were just a bit stronger closing out matches at No.
3 and 4 singles, respectively,
handing Stoughton a 5-2 loss.
Senior No. 2 Nathan Lawler

held tough in both sets a No. 2

singles, winning a close match
7-6 (7), 7-5 over Monona
Groves Luke Nelson.
I love the way Nathan
competes. He may play more
technically sound opponents,
but hes athletic enough to
stay in matches, Vikings
head coach Ryan Reischel
said. Hes just a grinder.
Robbie Mueller was unable
to beat out Jimmy Toal at No.
3 singles, falling 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Continued from page 9

It was awesome just to
watch everything finally
come together, Vikings head
coach Kristin Siget said. Our
defense was phenomal. We
were hitting the ball hard and
executing our bunts.
The Vikings and Oregon
exchanged runs over the first
inning-and-a-half. Stoughton
took the lead for good with
two runs in the bottom of the
second on Bricksons triple.
A sacrifice fly by Brickson
pushed another run across the
place in the fourth.

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Stoughton (5-4 overall,
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a four-run deficit to cut the
Cheesemakers lead in half,
but that was as close as theyd
come in a 4-2 loss.
Seaton allowed three earned
runs on eight hits and three
walks over six innings. She
struck out one.
Lexie Fitzsimmons paced
the Vikings at the place, going
3-for-4, while Neuenfeld and
Seaton each finished 2-for-3.
Natalie Dillon gave up two
earned runs on eight hits and
walked four. She struck out
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Stoughtons Morgan Neuenfeld singles into left field in the bottom

of the fifth inning. The hit, Neuenfelds second of the inning, led to
three runs (one earned) as the Vikings defeated Oregon 11-1.

make-up date was announced.

MG 3 , Stoughton 1 (ppd.)

The host Vikings led 3-1

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ence crossover game against Tuesday over Monona Grove
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falling 6-1, 6-1 atop the lineup.

We had our chances to
close out the match, but we
just didnt take them, head
coach Ryan Reischel said.
Overall though, I thought we
looked better as a team today
than yesterday.
Stoughtons only other win
came from Clayton Custer
and Mitchell Ace 7-5, 7-5 at

Monroe 4, Stoughton 2

Stoughton, Portage (ppd.)


Levi Robbins and Monona

Groves Matt Evans played
nearly into the darkness.
Despite a lengthy injury timeout, Evans eventually forced
a third set and took the match
6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-1. Robbie
Mueller was also unable to
close out his match against
Jimmy Toal at No. 3 singles,
falling 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Asher McMullin played the
only singles match that didnt
have at least a tiebreaker,

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Baseball: Vikings move to

3-0 in the Badger South
Continued from page 9
Oregon, it is going to be a
dogfight. It is going to go
back and forth with both
teams exchanging jabs,
Stoughton head coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said. We
just needed to find ways
to score runs and grind it
out. We hung with them,
and Sam got to deliver the
knockout blow with the
bases loaded late in the
game. That was clutch for
The Panthers battled
back from a 3-0 deficit to
cut the score to one twice.
Oregon senior Mitch
Weber blasted a home
run to left field to get the
Panthers on the board in
the second, and Parker
DeBroux doubled home
Mason Sergent in the third
to cut Stoughtons lead to
Freshman pitcher Dylan
Nowicki was able to
strand runners on second
and third, however, and
Stoughton kept its lead.
Ripp picked up his first
RBI in the top of the fourth
to put the Vikings back
up by two, 4-2. He hit an
infield single to shortstop,
scoring Wanninger.
Oregon came right back
in the bottom of the fourth
with a run on an error, but
Showers quickly stole the
momentum back with a
home run to left field to
make it 5-3 Stoughton.
They battled back,
made it a game and gave
us a chance. Oregon head
coach Jake Soule said. It
got away at the end, but
I am proud with the way
they battled.
Stoughton scored three
times in the top of the second. Senior Alex Zacharias reached safely on
an error and Wanninger
walked before freshman
Brady Schipper hit an RBI
double. The Vikings added
two more runs on an error.
Nowicki picked up
the win. He allowed two
earned runs on four hits in
five innings. He struck out
six, while walking three
and hitting a batter.
The biggest thing with
(Dylan), it was the way
he bounced back. After
a home run, it is easy for
a freshman to kind of fall
apart. He stayed composed
and went after the next
batter and got out of the
inning two batters later,
Dunnihoo said. Every
time things were starting
to get away from him a
little bit, he bucked up and
got through it.
He might not have had
his best stuff, but for a
freshman to come here on
the road in this atmosphere
and play like he did was
very impressive.
Bunnell pitched the final
two innings for the save.
He allowed no runs and no
hits, striking out one.
Weber picked up the
loss. He allowed two
earned runs on seven hits
in six innings. He struck
out three and walked five.
The win was the second
straight following four
losses in a row. Dunnihoo
said the team is a little
more focused than it was
at the start of the season.
It was a lack of

urgency, a lot of guys just

going through the motions.
We get it is early in the
season, but we told them
we dont play a soft schedule. We need to be ready
to play, Dunnihoo said. I
think this was the game we
needed to get to. We needed to get that energy and
get to a team they know
that is a rival.
There is definitely a
new atmosphere, a whole
new energy, a whole new
focus with this team since
the last weekend.
And that is something
Ripp concurred with.
There has been a lot
of talk between both of
these teams, which is good
because it is a rivalry,
Ripp said. It just feels
really good right now.
Stoughton travels to Milton at 5 p.m. Thursday and
Beloit Memorial at 5 p.m.
Monday, April 27. Stoughton closes the week at 5
p.m. Tuesday, April 28,
against Monroe at home.

Oconomowoc 12,
Stoughton 11
The Vikings hosted
Oconomowoc on Monday
and battled back from an
eight-run deficit to grab
a lead, but in the end, the
Raccoons bats did a little
more as Stoughton lost
The Vikings scored six
times in the third to get
back in the game and added four more in the fourth
to take a short-lived lead.
Stoughton led 10-8 after
four, but Oconomowoc
quickly answered with a
3-run home run to go up
After tying the game in
the sixth, Stoughton gave
up the game-winning run
in the top of the seventh.
Bunnell hit a 3-run
home run, and Zacharias
was 2-for-3 with a double.
Schipper added three RBIs
and a triple.
Ethan Genter took
the loss. He allowed six
earned runs on five hits
in 4 2/3 innings. Genter
walked four, while striking
out three.
Nowicki started and took
a no decision. He allowed
four earned runs on no hits
and seven walks. Nowicki
also struck out two.

Stoughton 14, MG 3
Stoughton traveled to
Firemens Park in Cottage
Grove on Tuesday to take
on Monona Grove and won
14-3 in six innings.
The Vikings scored five
runs in the first and five in
the sixth to 10-run rule the
Silver Eagles.
Schipper was 3-for-5,
while Bunnell was 3-for-4
with five RBIs and a double.
Showers was 4-for-5 with
an RBI and a double, and
Zacharias was 3-for-4 with
three RBIs.
Ripp picked up the win.
He allowed no earned runs
on three hits. He walked
three, while striking out
Zacharias pitched the
final two innings and
allowed a hit, while striking
out one.
Stoughton is now 5-5
overall (3-0 in the Badger
South Conference).

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Seventh graders take eighth at Wisconsin State invite

The Stoughton seventh grade girls basketball team attended the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship tournament last weekend,
where they placed eighth.

Continued from page 10
No. 3 doubles.
Breckin Houser and Stefan Butterbrodt went down
6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles,
while Zeth Zeichert and
Connier Merow fell 6-3,
7-5 at No. 2 doubles
Stoughton hosts Milton
in another conference tilt at
4:30 p.m. Thursday before
taking part in an invitational Friday and Saturday that includes Monona
Grove, Madison La Follette, Oconomowoc, Verona, Green Bay Southwest,
Pewaukee and Madison

Reedsburg 4, Stoughton 3
Lawlor, Mueller and
Robbins earned wins for
the Vikings the previous
day in a 4-3 Badger crossover loss against Reedsburg.
Lawlor cruised 6-2, 6-0
at No. 2 singles, while
Mueller added a 6-4, 6-3
win at 3 singles and Robbins cruised to a 6-0, 6-0
victory at 4 singles.
McMullin went to three
sets, but fell 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
atop the lineup.

Monroe, Stoughton (ppd.)

Temperatures dipping
into the mid 30s led to a
snow/sleet mix and wind
gusts up to 20 mph that
ultimately led to the cancelation of Tuesday evenings conference dual in
Stoughton and the Cheesemakers rescheduled the
dual for 4:30 p.m. Monday,
April 27.

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marriage to Phillip Kennedy on May 12, 1951, in
Stoughton. Together they
raised three children.
Sylvia was a lifetime
resident of Stoughton,
graduating from Stoughton
High School in 1942. She
then continued her education and graduated from St.
Marys School of Nursing
in 1946.
Sylvia enjoyed visiting her cottage on Lake
Camelot with her family and friends. She also
enjoyed knitting and making quilts.
Sylvia is survived by her
children, Gary, Barbara
(Tom) Bollig and David
Kennedy; two grandchildren, Tim Kennedy and
Shelby Bollig; two greatgrandchildren, Zaerik Kennedy and Keira Bollig; sister, Ruth Kaupanger; and
brother, Ted Johnson.
She was preceded in

death by her husband, Phillip, and sister, Thelma.

Funeral services for
Sylvia will be held at 11
a.m., Friday, April 24, at
Covenant Lutheran Church,
1525 N. Van Buren St.,
Stoughton, with the Rev.
Jerry Tews officiating.
A visitation will be held
from10 a.m.until the time
of service at the church.
Following the service a
luncheon will be held at the
church. Sylvia will be laid
to rest at Roselawn Memorial Park Mausoleum following the luncheon. The
family would like to give
special thanks to Azura
Memory Care, Agrace Hospice Care and Covenant
Lutheran for their compassionate care.

(Sparky), age 64, passed

away on Tuesday, April
14, 2015, at University
Hospital. He was born Feb.
26, 1951, to Robert and
Virginia Tarrant in Beloit.
Tom married Colleen
Glover in 1970.
He is survived by
hisbrothers, Robert (Sue)
Tarrant of Wisconsin,
David (Mary) Tarrant
of Arizona and Phillip
(Kathy) Tarrantof California; his children, Angela
(Brad) Hupf of Medford,
Toby Tarrant of Fond Du
Lac, and Ben Tarrant of
Thomas N. Tarrant
Ripon; along with nine
grandchildren, Devin,
T h o m a s N . T a r r a n t Morgan, Brady, Chloe,

Brendan, Ariel, Tiffany,

Cheyenne and Aerionna.
Tom was preceded in
death by his parents, Robert and Virginia Tarrant;
his wife,Colleen Glover;
and nephew, Cory Tarrant.
For the past 6 years Tom
has lived at Badger Prairie Healthcare Center. He
enjoyed playing bingo and
going out to eat. The world
has lost a great smile and
big heart.
The family would like to
thank the staff at Badger
Prairie Healthcare Center
and University Hospital for
there wonderful care for
Celebration of Toms
life will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 10:30 St Anns Catholic
church in Stoughton, followed by a luncheon at the
church. Monsignor Gerald
Healy will be officiating
the service.

Sylvia C. Kennedy

Sylvia C. Kennedy

Sylvia C. Kennedy, age

90, passed away peacefully surrounded by her
family at Azura Memory
Care on Wednesday, April
15, 2015. She was born in
Stoughton on Nov. 9, 1924,
the daughter to Theodore
and Inger (Bohle) Johnson.
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Elaine A. Speckmann
Elaine A. Speckmann,
chronologically age 94,
but always young at heart,
passed away on Friday,
April 17, 2015.
She was born on Sept. 28,
1920, in Stoughton to Harold and Bernice Halverson.
The family lived on a farm
originally belonging to her
great-grandfather, Stener
Halverson, who came to the
U.S. from Norway in 1845.
When she was eight years
old, her father started a
business renting fishing
cottages and serving food
and drink at a small restaurant and bar, which became
Halversons on Hwy. 51.
Halversons was later
expanded by her brotherin-law Bob Montague.
The family moved to that
location where Elaine, her
sisters and brother helped
out by cleaning the cabins,
doing the laundry and helping in the restaurant business.
Elaine attended the Lakeside School, a one-room
schoolhouse, until eighth
grade. She graduated from
Stoughton High School as
salutatorian before attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and receiving her bachelors degree
in Clothing and Textiles.
She worked as an assistant
buyer at Carson Pirie Scott
in Chicago before moving
to New York City where
she worked for McCalls
Pattern Company, visiting
big department stores to put
on fashion shows and specialized sewing clinics. She
was an outstanding seamstress and made many lovely clothes for her daughter,
including beautiful gowns
for high school and college
proms. She continued sewing throughout her life.
She met her husband Bob
while traveling through Chicago on one of her business
trips. They were married on
June 26, 1949, by a minister from Christ Lutheran
Church in Stoughton. Due
to Bobs work with Shell

Elaine A. Speckman in her younger

Elaine A. Speckman

Oil, the family was frequently moved around the

country. They ended up in
Texas where their daughter
became an SMU grad and
their son a graduate of Texas
A&M. Elaine and Bob relocated to the Dallas area 10
years ago to be close to their
children and grandson.
Elaine grew up attending
family reunions hosted by
her maternal grandparents,
Agnes and Willis Watson,
and she enjoyed getting
relatives together for family reunions at her cottage on Lake Kegonsa. She
always looked forward to
her Stoughton High School
class reunions for the class
of 38. Elaine loved nature,
canoeing trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and
bird watching both here
and around the globe in Russia, Alaska, Africa and Costa Rica. She was an accomplished artist who painted in
oils and she enjoyed visiting
art museums in London,
Oslo, Amsterdam, Paris and
Rome. Elaine often attended
the Oshkosh Air Show with
her brother Bud and tagged
along with her sister Gerry
to auctions, finding interesting antiques to take back to
Texas. Her favorite fishing
spot was on Lake Kegonsa
where she fished from a
young age. Her favorite bait
was hellgrammites obtained
from a secret location.
She is survived by her
daughter, Linda Spina of
McKinney, Texas; son-inlaw, Frank Spina; grandson,
Andrew Robert Spina; son,

Robert D. of Plano, Texas,

and daughter-in-law Gail;
brother, Donald Halverson, and his wife Lorraine
of Stoughton; sister, Gerry
Jacobson and Kent Allen of
West Palm Beach, Fla., and
Stoughton; and very special
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her parents; husband, Bob; and sisters,
Margie and Shirley.
The family wishes to
thank Dr. Akbar Rizvi and
Jennifer Koonce Hazel, RN,
who took incredible care of
her over the last year.
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday,
April 23, at Cress Funeral
Home, 206 W. Prospect
Street, Stoughton with burial to follow at Roselawn
Memorial Park in Monona.
Visitation will begin at 10
a.m. The family will also
greet friends on Wednesday, April 22, from 4 to 7
p.m. at the funeral home
in Stoughton. Friends and
family are invited to a luncheon following the committal service at Halversons on Hwy. 51, Stoughton.
Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.
Cress Funeral Home
206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589

Obituaries continue on page 14



Jane G. Lang

Case No. 15PR222

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
May 1, 1941 and date of death March 12,
2015, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 320 Severson Lane, Stoughton,
WI 53589.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is July 10,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
March 27, 2015
David. M. Houser
318 S. Gjertson Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-7781
Bar Number: 1013777
Published: April 9, 16 and 23, 2015

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Mary K. Schmolesky

Case No. 15PR270

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
September 25, 1922 and date of death
March 5, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 116 S. Van Buren St.,
Stoughton, WI 53589-2056.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is July 17,
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
April 9, 2015
James Schmolesky
116 S. Van Buren St.
Stoughton, WI 53589-2056
(608) 877-1294
Published: April 16, 23 and 30, 2015


The Town of Dunkirk is taking seal

coat bids for Pleasant Hill Road.
Specific bid information may be
obtained from Mark Gretebeck at (608)
873-9177, or at the Town Hall, 654 County
Road N, Stoughton, WI 53589.
All bids shall be sealed, marked
Highway Quote, and submitted to the
Town Clerk at the town hall up to and including 9:30 a.m. on May 7, 2015. Bids
will be opened at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday,
May 7, 2015, at the town hall. Bids will
be awarded at the Town Board meeting
on May 18, 2015. The Town of Dunkirk reserves the right to reject any and all bids
or to accept that bid deemed to be most
advantageous to the Town.
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Posted April 21, 2015
Published: April 23 and 30, 2015

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The City of Stoughton Planning

Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 oclock
p.m., or as soon after as the matter may
be heard, at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street,
Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider an amendment to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances. The
proposed ordinance amendment is to
section 78-206(4)(j), Commercial animal
boarding, of the City of Stoughton Zoning Ordinance, Dane County, Wisconsin.
The amendment is proposed to
modify the commercial animal boarding regulations related to containment
areas. The proposed amendments may
be viewed at the Department of Planning
& Development, City Hall, 381 E. Main
Street, Stoughton, WI. 53589.
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421.
Michael Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published: April 23 and 30, 2015



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Notice of the
Board of Review
For the Town of
Pleasant Springs


Board of Review for the Town of Pleasant Springs of Dane County shall meet
on Thursday May 21, 2015, beginning at
5:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Springs Town
Hall, 2354 County Road N, Stoughton,
Wisconsin, for the purpose of reviewing
and examining the assessment roll of
real and personal property in said town,
and all sworn statements and valuations
of real and personal property therein,
and of correcting all errors in said roll
whether in description or otherwise, and
to perform such other duties imposed
by law.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the
Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review, to
testify to the Board by telephone, or to
contest the amount of any assessment
of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the Assessor
to view such property.
After the first meeting of the Board
of Review and before the Boards final
adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the
persons objection except at a session
of the Board.
No person may appear before the
Board of Review, testify to the Board
by telephone or contest the amount of
assessment unless, at least 48 hours
before the first meeting of the Board
or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed
because the person has been granted a
waiver of the 48-hour notice of an intent
to file a written objection by appearing
before the Board during the first two
hours of the meeting and showing good
cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the
Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to
whether the person will ask for removal
of any Board members and, if so, which
member will be removed and the persons reasonable estimate of the length
of time that the hearing will take.
When appearing before the Board,
the person shall specify, in writing, the
persons estimate of the value of the
land and of the improvements that are
the subject of the persons objection
and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.
No person may appear before the
Board of Review, testify to the Board
by telephone or subject or object to a
valuation; if that valuation was made by
the Assessor or the Objector using the
income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information
about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a),
that the Assessor requests. The Town of
Pleasant Springs has an ordinance for
the confidentiality of information about
income and expenses that is provided
to the Assessor under this paragraph
which provides exemptions for persons
using information in the discharge of
duties imposed by law or of the duties
of their office or by order of a court. The
information that is provided under this
paragraph, unless a court determined
that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the
right of inspection and copying under
Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes.
The Board shall hear upon oath,
by telephone, all ill or disabled persons
who present to the Board a letter from
a physician, surgeon or osteopath that
confirms their illness or disability. No
other persons may testify by telephone.
Please note that, upon reasonable
notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information, or to
request this service contact Clerk/Treasurer Cassandra Suettinger, at the Town
Hall, 2354 County Rd N, Stoughton,
WI, 53589-2873. Office hours: Monday,
Tuesday - 10am to 4pm, and Thursday
- noon to 6 p.m. Tel (608) 873-3063 Fax
(608)877-9444 E-mail
/s/ Cassandra Suettinger,
Town of Pleasant Springs
Published: April 16 and 23, 2015


The City of Stoughton Planning

Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 oclock
p.m., or as soon after as the matter may
be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth Street,
Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin,
53589, to consider a proposed rezoning request of the following parcels of
land at 433 E. South Street, Stoughton,
WI. The properties are proposed to be
rezoned from HI Heavy Industrial to
MR-24 Multi-Family Residential, in the
City of Stoughton, Dane County, WI. The
properties are described in Dane County
records as follows:
1. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0814319-8,
N89DEG5851W 396.00 FT ALG N
POB TH S 418.00 FT TH N89DEG110
0W 40.60 FT TH N88DEG2400W
25.40 FT TH N 290.50 FT TH W 5 0.68
FT TH N49DEG2500E 116.98 FT TH
N00DEG3113W 51.46 FT TO PT ON N
2. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0814328-7
LOTS 8, 9, 10, AND LOT 11 DESCR AS
ORIG PLAT TH N89DEG5851W 726.00
OF LOT 11 TH S 132.00 FT ALG W LN
99.00 FT TH N44DEG0247E 29.49 FT
TH S 10.50 FT TH N44DEG3713E 64.77
FT TH S 15.42 FT TH S41DEG5236E
66.00 FT TO E LN OF LOT 8 TH S 290.50
1.60 FT TH S89DEG5554W 100.00
FT TH S13DEG1809W 96.00 FT TH
N62DEG4052W 157.93 FT TO W LN OF
LOT 11 TH N 307.00 FT ALG SD W LN
3. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0816562-9
CS6/414&416-3/26/75 F/K/ACSM 1454
5, 6 & PRT OF LOTS 1, 7, 8, 9 DESCR
N89DEG5851W 396.00 FT ALG N LN
BLK 35 TH S 297.00 FT ALG E LN LOT
7 TO POB TH S89DEG5851E 354.78
FT TH S01DEG1936W 85.89 FT TH
N88DEG3416W 352.90 FT TO A PT ON


4. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0816664-6
PRT PRCL C CSM 1645 CSM 1645
CS6/414&416-3/26/75 F/K/ACSM 1454
CS6/141&143-6/13/74 F/K/A ORIGINAL
PLAT BLOCK 35 LOTS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & PRT
OF LOTS 1, 7, 8, 9 DESCR AS SEC 8-511 PRT SE1/4NE1/4 & PRT SW1/4NE1/4
35 & W LN PRCL C CSM 1645 374.19 FT
CSM 1645 352.90 FT TH S01DEG1936W
ALG E LN PRCL B CSM 1645 123.32
CONT S01DEG1936W ALG SD LN 10.00
E LN PRCL A CSM 1645 169.50 FT TO NE
PRCL B CSM 1645 67.66 FT TO SE COR
5. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0816713-6
R211/240 PCL A CSM 1454 CS6/141
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 COM 418 FT S OF NW
COR L 6 TH S 2 2.38 FT TH S68DEGE
S66DE GE 64.41 FT S 88 DEG 29MIN E
137 FT S ODEG 26MIN W 169.7 FT TO
RIV NWLY 514.2 FT N 13DEG 17 MIN E
97.2 FT E 100 FT S 88D EG 24MIN E 27
7 & 8 BLK 35 BEG AT NE COR LOT 7,
S 418 FT, S 89DEG 11MIN W 40.6 FT,
7, N 290.5 FT, W 66 FT, N 49DEG 15MIN
E 137.2 FT, N38FT TO N LN LOT 7, E 28.4
9 BLK BEG NW COR E1/2 LOT 9, S 90.6
FT S 41DEG 20MIN E 49.7 FT N 49DEG
15MIN E 137.2 FT N 38FT TO N LN LOT 7,
W 136.6 FT TO POB EXC PCL R541/740
6. Parcel Number: 281/0511-0816767-2
CS6/414&416-3/26/75 F/K/ACSM 1454
5, 6 & PRT OF LOTS 1, 7, 8, 9 DESCR
N89DEG5851W 396.00 FT ALG N
LN BLK 35 TH S 374.19 FT ALG E LN
352.90 FT TH S01DEG1936W 123.32
FT TH N88DEG2900W 204.66 FT
TH N66DEG1600W 64.40 FT TH
N68DEG1148W 93.05 FT TO A PT ON E
*These property descriptions are
for tax purposes and may be abbreviated.
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning
Administrator at 608-646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published April 23 and 30, 2015

381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589

An ordinance amending sections

78-015; 78-205(4); 78-503; 78-504; and
78-718 of the City of Stoughton Municipal Zoning Ordinance
Committee Action: Planning Commission recommends Council approval
6- 0 with the Mayor voting.
Fiscal Impact: N/A
File Number: O - 4 - 2015 Date Introduced: March 24, 2015 First Reading
April 14, 2015 Second Reading
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. Sec. 78-015 Definitions.
Addition: Any new construction
which increases the outside dimensions
of a building. Any walled and roofed expansion to the perimeter and/or height
of a building in which the addition is
connected by a common load-bearing
wall. Any walled and roofed addition
which is connected by a fire wall or is
separated by independent perimeter
load bearing walls is new construction.
2. Sec. 78-205 (4) Regulations applicable to all land uses.
(4) Natural resources and green
space regulations and requirements:
All land use and/or development of land
shall comply with all the regulations and
requirements of this chapter, pertaining
to the protection of sensitive natural
resources and required green space areas. Such regulations and requirements
address issues such as absolute protection, partial protection, and mitigation
migration; which are directly related to,
and a critical component of, the protection of natural resources and the protection of the health, safety, and general
welfare of the residents of the City of
Stoughton and its environs.
3. Sec. 78-503. Natural resource
protection overlay zoning districts.
(2)(f) Shoreland Overlay District
(3) For specific Natural Resource
Protection Overlay District regulations,
see article V
4. Sec. 78-504. Map of natural resource protection overlay districts.
Natural resource protection overlay zoning districts established by this
chapter are shown on the official zoning map of the City of Stoughton, which
together with all the explanatory material hereon, is hereby made part of this
chapter. For specific natural resource
protection overlay district designation
criteria, see article V.
5. Sec. 78-718. Fencing standards.
1) Purpose. The purpose of this
section is to regulate the materials, location, height, and maintenance of fencing, landscaping walls and decorative
posts in order to prevent the creation of
nuisances and to promote the general
welfare of the public.
(2) Applicability. The requirements
of this section apply to all fencing, landscape walls and decorative posts used
similar to fencing equal to, or exceeding,
30 inches in height, for all land uses and
(3) Standards.
(a) Height of fencing regulated.
1. On corner lots in all zoning districts, no fence, wall, hedge, planting or
structure shall be erected, placed, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner
as to obstruct vision between a height of
two and one-half feet and ten feet above
grade, in the area bounded by the street
lines of such corner lots and a line joining the points along such street lines,
ten feet from the point of intersection.
Additionally, no fence, wall, planting, or
structure shall be erected, placed, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner
to obstruct vision between a height of
two and one-half feet above grade and
ten feet above grade on both sides of a

driveway where connected to a public

sidewalk, ten feet from the points of intersection.
2. A fence, wall, tree, hedge or
shrubbery may be erected, placed,
maintained or grown along a lot line on
residentially zoned property or adjacent
thereto; the height of such fences or
walls shall not exceed six feet above the
ground level. Where such lot line is adjacent to property zoned NB, PB, CB, PI,
GI, or HI; there shall be a ten-foot limit
on the height of fencing, along such lot
line. For this subsection: On residential
corner lots, the street front setback will
be determined by the owners choice.
Any fence in the front setback area shall
not exceed four feet in height.
3. Fences, walls, trees, hedges or
shrubbery erected, placed, maintained
or grown along a lot line on any business or industrially zoned property,
adjacent to residentially zoned property,
shall be to a height not less than six feet
nor more than ten feet in height, except
there is no maximum height for trees,
hedges or shrubbery. No barbed wire
or electrical fences may be erected or
maintained, except that barbed tops are
permitted in the GI and HI districts on
top of fences having a minimum height
of eight feet.
(b) Setback for fencing.
1. Fences in or adjacent to a residential property shall have minimum
three feet side and rear yard setbacks
unless the adjacent owner consents in
writing to the entrance upon such owners land for the purpose of maintaining
such fence or such fence is maintenance free, in which case the minimum
setback shall be six inches. A lot survey
may be required if property lines cannot
be determined.
2. Living fences or hedges shall be
planted so that they may be trimmed
without entry on abutting lands. Species
shall determine distance but in no case
shall any shrub or plant be planted less
than three feet from the center to the lot
(c) Wood fences. Wood fences on
the perimeter of a lot shall be installed
with the finish side of the fence slats
facing toward the neighboring property.
(d) Fence maintenance. All fences,
including their painted surfaces, shall
be maintained and kept safe and in a
state of good repair, including painted
(e) Temporary fences. Fences erected for the protection of plantings or to
warn of construction hazards or for similar purposes, shall be clearly visible or
marked with colored streamers or other
such warning devices at four-foot intervals. Such fences shall comply with the
setback requirements set forth in this
section. The issuance of a permit shall
not be necessary for temporary fences
as described in this subsection. Snow
fences shall be removed by April 1.
(f) Fencing for dumpsters. Three
or more unit apartment buildings shall
provide a six-foot high fence with four
sides, accessible by a gate, for dumpsters.
(g) Orientation. Any and all fences,
landscape walls, or decorative posts
shall be erected so as to locate visible
supports and other structural components toward the subject property.
(h) Maintenance. Any and all fences, landscape walls, or decorative posts
shall be maintained in a structurally
sound and attractive manner.
(i) Easements. No fence shall be
located within any easement designed
to convey stormwater drainage, sanitary
sewer, electric distribution and water
6. This ordinance shall be in full
force and effect from and after its date
of publication.
Council Adopted: April 14, 2015
Mayor Approved: April 14, 2015
Attested: April 14, 2015
Published: April 23, 2015

381 E. Main Street,
Stoughton, WI 53589

Amending section 78-706(5) of the

City of Stoughton Municipal Zoning Ordinance
Committee Action: Planning Commission recommends Council approval
6 - 0 with the Mayor voting.
Fiscal Impact: N/A
File Number: O - 5 - 2015 Date Introduced: March 24, 2015 First Reading
April 14, 2015 Second Reading
The Common Council of the City of
Stoughton do ordain as follows:
1. 78-706 (5) Exterior parking or and
storage of recreational and trailering
vehicles such as mobile homes, jetski,
boats, all trailers, campers, snowmobiles, off-road motorcycles, and ATVs
and similar vehicles. For this section,
recreational vehicles are defined as either motor vehicles or tow-able trailers
and are primarily intended for leisure activities such as trail riding and camping.
Recreational vehicles and trailers:
(a) Shall be Pparked or stored within the front yard or side yard must be on
a driveway that is made of a dust-free,
continual hard surface such as concrete
or asphalt pavement dedicated parking
spaces and shall be a minimum of five
feet from any property line or right-ofway line. Permeable pavement including
turfstone is also allowable. For this section, the side yard shall end at the rear
of the home.
(b) May be parked in the rear yard,
beyond the rear of the home without the
need for a hard surface, subject to all
other conditions. Note: corner lots have
two fronts, one side and one rear.
(b) Shall not be parked or stored
within a front or street yard except for
subsection (a) above.
(c) Shall be owned by the resident
who is occupying the property on which
the vehicle is parked or stored.
(d) Are permitted only for storage
purposes except mobile homes and
campers may be used for overnight
sleeping for a maximum of 14 days in
one calendar year.
(e) May Shall not be permanently
connected to wastewater or sanitary
sewer lines, or electricity except for
charging of batteries.
(f) May Shall not be used for storage of goods, materials or equipment
other than those items considered to be
part of the unit or essential for its use.
(g) Shall be placed a minimum of
five feet from all property lines and shall
not be parked within any easement.
(h) The maximum number of recreational vehicles and trailers allowed outside of a building per property is three
(3) unless the property is zoned for such
outdoor storage.
(i) A trailer with multiple recreational vehicles on it shall be considered one
recreational vehicle, but all recreational
vehicles on the trailer shall be owned by
the resident occupying the property on
which trailer is parked.
(j) Individual canoes, kayaks and

similar vehicles not on a trailer are exempt from these requirements.

2. This ordinance shall be in full
force and effect from and after its date
of publication.
Council Adopted: April 14, 2015
Mayor Approved: April 14, 2015
Attested: April 14, 2015
Published: April 23, 2015

Stoughton Area
School District
March 2, 2015

A regular meeting of the Board of

Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday,
March 2, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services Center Board Room by Clerk, Tina Hunter.
Dirks, Bev Fergus, Joe Freye, Wanda
Grasse, Tina Hunter, Brett Schumacher,
and Francis Sullivan. Excused: Liz Menzer and Donna Tarpinian.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR/PRINCIPAL/STUDENT REPORTS: Dr. Onsager reported March 2-13 is the Kegonsa
Read-a-thon, ACT testing will take place
tomorrow March 3 - no school for 9, 10
& 12 grades, March 5 Kegonsa 1st & 2nd
music concert 2:15-2:45 p.m.,
March 7 River Bluff Solo & Ensemble
at 8:00 p.m., March 14 Kiwanis pancake
breakfast at the high school, March 15
healthy eating fair at River Bluff, March
17 20th Annual Concerto concert at the
high school 7:00 p.m., March 19 Sandhill 1st & 2nd grade concert 6:30 p.m.,
March 27 spring break begins for students, and, March 28 professional development for educators.
CONSENT AGENDA: voice vote to
approve: the February 16, 2015 regular
meeting and executive session minutes;
the February 12-25, 2015 check register as presented; We would like to say
thank you to the following individuals
and groups and move approval for their
donation to the District; $202.65 for Fox
Prairie student supplies from TARGET;
$500.00 for a golf swing simulator for the
high school golf teams from OptiShot;
$126.33 for Sandhill student supplies
from TARGET; $260.05 for high school
student supplies from TARGET; $127.38
for River Bluff student field trip expenses from TARGET; $1,412.00 for Kegonsa
school garden from Wisconsin Medical
Society; Instructional resources for the
high school nursing assistant
program from Stoughton Hospital;
and, related budget adjustments totaling $2,628.41; and, approve field trip
requests for the high school Quiz Bowl
Team to travel to national competition in
Chicago, May 29-31, 2015 and 8th grade
student travel to Washington DC in June
A. Activities Report - Mel Dow, activities and athletic supervisor provided
an update of district student activities.
Student Claire Onsager performed
a forensic competition piece and India
Fleming & Danasha Hatchett performed
a STEP routine.
B. Fund 46 Information - Erica
Pickett presented Fund 46 information.
Adoption of a Fund 46 allows districts
to set
aside monies supporting an approved 10 year capital improvement
plan after a five year waiting period. The
Finance Committee approved a recommendation for the Board to establish a
Fund 46. This item will be placed on a
future agenda for Board review and approval.
A. 804.00 Behavior and Responsibility - A motion was made by Tina Hunter, seconded by Bev Fergus, and carried
unanimously on a roll call vote (Dirks,
Schumacher, Fergus, Sullivan, Hunter,
Freye, Grasse) to approve the revisions
to policy 804.00 Behavior and Responsibility as presented.
B. 805.00 Student Conduct - A motion was made by Tina Hunter, seconded
by Scott Dirks, and carried unanimously
on a roll call vote (Freye, Grasse,
Fergus, Sullivan, Hunter, Dirks, Schumacher) to delete policy 805.00 Student
Conduct. Student Conduct is addressed
in board policy 501 Nondiscrimination
statement and District and Student
Capital Improvement Plan, Fund 46, Critical Staffing, Employee Handbook
A motion was made by Wanda
Grasse, seconded by Joe Freye, and
carried unanimously to adjourn at 7:29
Tina Hunter, Clerk
Published: April 23, 2015

Stoughton Area
School District
March 16, 2015

A regular meeting of the Board of

Education of the Stoughton Area School
District was called to order Monday,
March 16, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative and Educational Services
Center Board Room by President, Liz
Scott Dirks, Bev Fergus, Joe Freye,
Wanda Grasse, Tina Hunter, Liz Menzer,
Brett Schumacher, Francis Sullivan, and
Donna Tarpinian.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR/PRINCIPAL/STUDENT REPORTS: Dr. Onsager informed the board of the recent River
Bluff water investigation as received
from Process Research Solutions. The
investigation report concluded lead concentration in cold water at River Bluff
appear to come from two completely
separate and unrelated sources - leadladen debris from the municipal water
system and accumulating over time and
lead laden debris from corroding hot water tanks at the beginning of the River
Bluff plumbing system. It further outlines steps Stoughton Utilities can take
to remove sources of iron particulates
and lead in the water system as well as
preventative maintenance measures the
District will need to undertake at River
Bluff and all district buildings.
CONSENT AGENDA: A motion was
made Tina Hunter, seconded by Brett
Schumacher, and carried unanimously
on a voice vote to approve: the March 2,
2015 regular meeting and executive session minutes; the February 26 March
11, 2015 check register and Pcard state-

ment as presented; and, We would like

to say thank you to the following individuals and groups and
move approval of their donations
to the District: $100.00 for district social worker expenses from Thomas
Fendrick; $200.00 for a rug at Kegonsa
Elementary from Debra Pautz; Three
trombones and a saxophone from the
Bankston Family; $350.00 for tools for
high school construction classes from
Ron and Mary Halverson; $4,195.00 for
boys hockey ice time from Center Ice
Club; $1,000.00 for the Dorothy Hermundstad scholarship from Dr. Orin
Hermundstad M.D.; and, related budget
adjustments totaling $5,845.00.
A. 1017.00 Weapons - New Policy
- Donna Tarpinian reviewed the revisions the Policy Committee made to this
policy as requested at the March 2 board
meeting. Members made additional revisions. This item will be placed on the
April 6 agenda for board action.
B. 204.00 Gifts, Advertising and
Exclusive Contracts - Donna Tarpinian reviewed revisions to this policy as
suggested in WASBs policy review conducted last fall. This item will be placed
on the April 6 agenda for board action.
C. 302.00 District Administrator Donna Tarpinian reviewed revisions to
the policy to align with current practice.
This item
will be placed on the April 6 agenda
for board action.
D. 101.00 Functions and Responsibilities - Donna Tarpinian reviewed
revisions to this policy requiring newly
elected board members attend a WASB
provided orientation/training. This item
will be placed on the April 6 agenda for
board action.
A. 10 Year Capital Improvement
Plan - Building and Grounds supervisor, Calvin Merath presented the 10 year
improvement plan. A motion was
made by Tina Hunter, seconded by
Frank Sullivan, and carried unanimously
on a voice vote to approve the 10 year
capital improvement plan as presented.
B. Resolution to a Authorize Long
Term Capital Improvement Trust Fund
- A motion was made by Tina Hunter,
seconded by Scott Dirks, and carried
unanimously as follows: RESOLUTION
IMPROVEMENT TRUST FUND WHEREAS, pursuant to the provision of Section
120.137 of Wisconsin Statutes, a school
board that has approved a long-term
capital improvement plan may create
a long-term capital improvement trust
fund for the purpose of financing the
costs of the capital improvements included in the improve d long-term capital improvement plan; and WHEREAS,
the School District of Stoughton has
created and approved a long-term capital improvement plan; and
WHEREAS, the School District
of Stoughtons long-term capital improvement plan is a capital improvement plan for at least a 10-year period;
and WHEREAS, the School District of
Stoughtons Board of Education desires
to create a long-term capital improvement trust fund; and NOW THEREFORE
OF EDUCATION that, pursuant to the
provision of Section 120.137, of Wisconsin Statutes, the School district of
Stoughtons Board of Education shall
create a capital improvement trust fund
pursuant to the above law, and all the
following shall apply to such capital
improvement trust fund: 1. The School
District of Stoughtons Board of Education may not expend money deposited in
such a trust fund for a period of 5 years
beginning on the date the trust fund
is created. After the 5-year period, the
School District of Stoughtons Board of
Education may make expenditures from
the trust fund solely for the purposes
described in the approved long-term
capital improvement plan. As such, separate checking/investment account(s)
will be established for segregation of
these funds. 2. The School District of
Stoughtons Board of Education may
not transfer money from the long-term
capital improvement trust fund to any
other school district fund. 3. For purposes of calculating equalization aid, funds
transferred from the operating fund to
the long-term capital improvement trust
fund is counted as shared cost, but
such funds are not counted as a shared
cost at the time the funds are expended
from the trust fund. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution is effective
as of the date this resolution is adopted.
officers, employees, and agents of the
District are authorized and directed to
do any and all things reasonably necessary to accomplish the purposes of the
Resolution. Adopted this 16th day of
March 2015 and recorded in the board
minutes of March 16, 2015.
C. Approve Transfer from Fund 10
to Fund 46 - A motion was made by Tina
Hunter, seconded by Frank Sullivan, to
approve transferring money from Fund
10 to Fund 46. Frank Sullivan amended
the motion to state $5,000.00. Tina Hunter and Bev Fergus agreed/seconded.
Members voted unanimously to approve
the amendment. A vote was taken on the
main motion as amended and carried
unanimously on a voice vote.
D. Correspondence to Legislators - Board members reviewed a letter
drafted by administration regarding the
impact of the
Governors proposed budget. A
motion was made by Tina Hunter, seconded by Scott Dirks, and carried unanimously on a voice vote to approve the
letter to legislators and the Governor as
Bluff Water Update, 2015-16 Critical
Staffing, Handbook Updates
A motion was made by Tina Hunter,
seconded by Wanda Grasse, and carried
unanimously to adjourn at 8:27 p.m.
Tina Hunter, Clerk
Published: April 23, 2015


Notice is hereby given that the

Board of Review for the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, shall hold
its first meeting on Monday, May 11,
2015 from 10am to Noon at the Council
Chambers located in the Public Safety
Building at 321 S Fourth St, Stoughton.
Please be advised of the following
requirements to appear before the board
of review and procedural requirements if
appearing before the board:
1. No person will be allowed to
appear before the board of review, to
testify to the board by telephone, or to
contest the amount of any assessment
of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written
request by certified mail of the assessor
to view the property.

2. After the first meeting of the

board of review and before the boards
final adjournment, no person who is
scheduled to appear before the board of
review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the
persons objection, except at a session
of the board.
3. The board of review may not hear
an objection to the amount or valuation
of property unless, at least 48 hours
before the boards first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the boards
clerk written or oral notice of an intent
to file an objection, except that upon a
showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board
shall waive that requirement during the
first 2 hours of the boards first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive
that requirement up to the end of the 5th
day of the session or up to the end of
the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of
extraordinary circumstances for failure
to meet the 48-hour notice requirement
and failure to appear before the board of
review during the first 2 hours of the first
scheduled meeting.
4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in
writing and filed with the clerk of the
board of review within the first 2 hours
of the boards first scheduled meeting,
except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may
waive that requirement up to the end of
the 5th day of the session or up to the
end of the final day of the session if the
session is less than 5 days. The board
may require objections to the amount
or valuation of property to be submitted
on forms approved by the Department
of Revenue, and the board shall require
that any forms include stated valuations
of the property in question. Persons
who own land and improvements to that
land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to
that land, but no person who owns land
and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or
only to the valuation of improvements to
that land. No person may be allowed in
any action or proceedings to question
the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed
and that person in good faith presented
evidence to the board in support of the
objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that
persons property liable to assessment
in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be
in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
5. When appearing before the board
of review, the objecting person shall
specify in writing the persons estimate
of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the
persons objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at
that estimate.
6. No person may appear before
the board of review, testify to the board
by telephone, or object to a valuation if
that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income
method of valuation, unless the person
supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses,
as specified in the assessors manual
unders.73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the
assessor requests. The City of Stoughton has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and
expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides
exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed
by law or the duties of their officer or by
order of a court.*The information that is
provided under this paragraph, unless a
court determined that it is inaccurate, is
not subject to the right of inspection and
copying unders.19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
7. The board shall hear upon oath,
by telephone, all ill or disabled persons
who present to the board a letter from
a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that
confirms their illness or disability. No
other persons may testify by telephone
unless the Board, in its discretion, has
determined to grant a property owners
or their representatives request to testify under oath by telephone or written
8. No person may appear before the
board of review, testify to the board by
telephone, or contest the amount of any
assessment unless, at least 48 hours
before the first meeting of the board, or
at least 48 hours before the objection
is heard if the objection is allowed unders.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of
review notice as to whether the person
will ask for the removal of a member
of the board of review and, if so, which
member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing
will take.
Notice is hereby given this 16th,
23rd, and 30th day of April 2015.
Lana C Kropf
City Clerk, City of Stoughton
Published: April 16, 23 and 30, 2015


The City of Stoughton Planning

Commission will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 oclock
p.m., or as soon after as the matter may
be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth
Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed
Conditional Use Permit Application
by Spanrie Properties, for a proposed
7-unit Multiplex residential building at
2301 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton, Wisconsin. According to Dane County records, the property at 2301 Lincoln Avenue is owned by First Business Bank.
The property at 2301 Lincoln Avenue is more fully described as:
Parcel number: 281/0611-314-03567
Legal Description: STIKLESTAD
property description is for tax purposes.
It may be abbreviated)
For questions regarding this notice
please contact Michael Stacey at 608646-0421
Michael P Stacey
Zoning Administrator
Published: April 16 and 23, 2015

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143 Notices
SOCIAL SECURITY Disability Benefits.
Unable to work? Denied benefits? We
can help. Win or pay nothing. Contact Bill
Gordon & Associates at 800-960-0307 to
start your application today! (wcan)
WANTED METAL, Furniture, appliances.
Let's Make a Deal!
S.O.L. 608-698-5406
WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications
review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous
people are ready to take your money!
TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to
file a complaint regarding an ad, please
contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan)

150 Places To Go
38TH ANNUAL Auto Parts
Swap Meet & Car Show!
April 24-26 at Jefferson County
Fairgrounds, Jefferson, WI
3 day Swap Meet & Car Corral!
SHOW CARS Sat/Sun only. $8/adm
No pets. Friday, 10am-6pm,
Sat/Sun 6-3. 608-244-8416 (wcan)

340 Autos
1990 MAZDA B2600 I 5-speed manual.
California truck, no rust. 4-wheel drive.
$4500. Call anytime, leave message
1991 PONTIAC Firebird convertible survivor, summer driven only since new.
Excellent condition. V-6 automatic. White
with black top. 608-214-3196


Over 700 new and used in stock.
Visit the largest marine & motorsports
showroom in the USA & save huge.
American Marine & Motorsports,
Shawano. Call
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)


Over 400 to choose from at the absolute
guaranteed best price. Your summer fun
starts at American Marine & Motorsports.
866-955-2628 (wcan)

EXCLUSIVELY ROSES is seeking drivers for Mother's Day deliveries May 7th,
8th and 9th. Routes go to Chicagoland.
$200/Route + Gas. Drivers must use
their own vehicle. STRICTLY LIMITED
to minivans and cargo vans. For further
inquiries, please contact us at (608)

350 Motorcycles
WANTED 60'S & 70'S Motorcycles
Dead or Alive! 920-371-0494 (wcan)

355 Recreational Vehicles

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation
1358 Highway 51 N. @

FAIRWAY AUTO AUCTION hiring parttime Detailer/Shop help. Apply in person:

999 Highway A, across from Coachmans.

ATV & SIDE-BY-SIDE Headquarters.

Huge blow-out pricing. Door busters
Youth ATV's starting at $699 plus FSD.
Over 100 Honda CF Moto at liquidation$/
866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.
com (wcan)


Outside Sales Rep.
Apply in person.
999 Hwy A, Edgerton, across the
street from Coachmans.

360 Trailers


Part-time office help.
Apply in person.
999 Hwy A, Edgerton, across the
street from Coachmans.


Boat ATV Sled or Pontoons.
2 or 4 Place. Open or Enclosed.
American Marine, Shawano
866-955-2628 (wcan)
WANTED: Autos and scrap iron.
Steve's Recycling. Monroe, WI.

Be one in just 10 Saturdays!
Fan us on Facebook! Next class begins
9/12/15. Call 920-730-1112 Appleton. WI
approved. (wcan)

342 Boats & Accessories

until 4 p.m., on Friday,

April 24. The family would
like to express a heartfelt
thank you to the staff at
Agrace HospiceCare for all
of their loving, gentle care
and support. Online condolences may be made at

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

163 Training Schools

DONATE YOUR Car, Truck, Boat to

Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day
Vacation. Tax Deductible.
Free Towing. All paperwork taken care
of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)

Gretta B. Pugh, age 73,

went to be with her mother,
Janet; her son, John; and her
granddog, Franky Roo, on
Saturday, April 18, 2015.
She passed away peacefully
at the Agrace HospiceCare Center with her partner, Mickie; her daughter,
Marcie; and her sweet boy,
Charlie by her side.
A celebration of her life
will be held at the Gunderson Stoughton Funeral
Home, 1358 Hwy. 51,
Stoughton, from 1 p.m.

WANTED TO buy: a BEATER with

HEATER. Dependable transportation,
looks not important. Call John 608-5019606.

402 Help Wanted, General

Are you caring and compassionate? Do
you thrive while helping others? Have a
heart for the elderly and like bringing joy
to their lives?
This job is for you. Ideal candidate has
a commitment to excellence, positive
attitude, professional appearance and
demeanor, effective oral and written
communication skills, ability to work
alone or with a team. Experience
preferred but will train qualified applicant.
PT/FT morning or afternoon. Please call
Andy 608-290-7347
CNA FULL-TIME Oregon Manor is
accepting applications for the following
positions: One full time day shift, 1 full
time PM shift and 1 full time night shift.
Oregon Manor is committed to providing
a work environment where passionate
people have the knowledge, tools,
opportunity and freedom to make a
difference in the lives of our residents.
We offer competitive wages and
benefits. Qualified candidates will need
a current WI CNA license. Come join our
team of professional caregivers just 7
easy miles off the Beltline. Please apply
on line at: EOE

FOUR WINDS Manor is seeking PM

and NOC CNA's and 1 part time LPN/
RN for NOC shift for our 60 bed skilled
facility. This position would include every
other weekend and holidays with shift
differentials on PM, NOC, & weekend
shifts. We offer excellent benefits with
full time hours including health, dental,
paid time off, flex spending plan, and
401K. If you share our commitment to a
positive attitude and respect for residents
and colleagues, please consider joining
us. Applications available at www. or
303 S. Jefferson St Verona, WI
JOIN EXCLUSIVELY ROSES in Mother's Day bouquet production April 27thMay 6th in a bright, energetic working environment! We offer flexible shifts
days, evenings and weekends. For more
information, contact us at (608) 8778879. Wage: Starting at $9/hour.
OTR REGIONAL Driver wanted
Great Opportunity!
Dedicated lanes now availability. Flexible
home time. Home weekends/some
nights. Must have clean MVR, good
work history and a strong work ethic.
46 cents per mile. $1000 per week.
Health insurance. Safety bonuses and
Performance bonuses. Don't let this
opportunity pass you by. Call today!
800-235-5319 (wcan)
PART-TIME GARDENER Light gardening, planting, weeding, trimming. $10/hr.
time position.
Quality product/conscientious company.
Perfect for semi-retired/active person.
Contact Ron at North Parrish Gardens.

Famiily Ownedd - Serviing thhe Stoughhton Area 500+ Years

Richie Nelson

(608) 212-4086

Increase Your sales opportunities

reach over 1.2 million households!
Advertise in our
Wisconsin Advertising Network System.
For information call 845-9559 or 873-6671.

ADOPTION: Happily married, financially secure couple
promises 1st baby a lifetime of LOVE. Expenses paid.
Kathleen & John, 1-800-818-5250 (CNOW)
ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7.
Up to $1,500 Part Time to $7,500/mo. Full Time. Training
provided. (CNOW)
Seeking Experienced Utility Workers: Operators
experienced in burying utilities. Experienced aerial
technicians. Laborers with CDL Requirement. Excellent
benefits and competitive pay offered! Apply to (CNOW)

Submit* online at

ClickSubmit a Newspaper Item
on the homepage
and then Pet Profile

We thought so.

Questions? Call 845-9559.

SUPER 8 VERONA is seeking Front
Desk Associates and Housekeepers.
Experience preferred but willing to train
the right people. Flexible hours, paid
training, paid vacation, free room nights.
Apply in person: 131 Horizon Drive,
seeks reliable full or part-time person.
Duties include working directly with livestock. No experience necessary; will train
the right person. Call Jody at 608-8772500.


Seeking caregivers to provide care
to seniors in their homes. Need valid
driver's license and dependable
transportation. FT & PT positions
available. Flexible scheduling.
Call 608-442-1898

436 Office
Administration & Clerical
IMMEDIATE OPENING for a part-time
Office Assistant. The right candidate
will have strong customer service and
organizational skills, a positive attitude
and will be attentive to detail. Must
have computer experience for word
processing and data entry. Please
apply at
Galva-Closure Products Co.
1236 East Street
Stoughton, WI 53589,
(608) 873-3044

453 Volunteer Wanted

ON EARTH Day, April 22 we will be
sprucing up the grounds of Neighborhood House Community Center and
getting our gardens ready for planting.
Projects include leveling a space for
raised garden beds, planting, weeding,
raking, distributing a new load of soil in
the garden, picking up litter, and painting signs for our community gardens
and around the center. Urban League
of Greater Madison invites you to come
celebrate Earth Day on April 25th with
South Madison at Villager Mall. Help set
up tables, chairs, tents, etc. and then
stay for food, fun, and music surrounding
going green. There will be gardening, art,
cooking and recycling stations, live musicians and plenty more. Cleaning up after
the event is needed as well. United Way
2-1-1 is seeking new volunteers to staff
our telephone lines, answering questions
about resources available in the service
area. Training is provided. If you are
looking for an opprtunity to learn about
community resources and would like to
assist people in finding ways to get and
give help, United Way 2-1-1 may be the
place for you. Call the Volunteer Center
at 608-246-4380 or visit for more information or to
learn about other opportunities.
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small



Pet Profile

548 Home Improvement


Call for a FREE application

A Better Way
of Living

Share your pets story and photo with a

434 Health Care, Human

Services & Child Care

Park Vernon Apartments has 1 & 2 bdrms.

apartments immediately available!
Small pets welcome!

Wisconsin Management Company is an

equal opportunity provider and employer.

of your


area paving company accepting applications for CDL, drivers and laborers. Full
time between May and October. For
more information call 608-842-1676

$560 all utilities included!
Eligibility includes Seniors 62 (or better) or those with
a disability. Some income restrictions apply and rent
assistance may be available!

Drivers: CDL A or B to transfer vehicles from and to

various locations throughout U.S. -No forced dispatchSafety Incentives- We specialize in reducing your
deadhead. Apply online at www.mamotransportation.
com under Careers or call 1-800-501-3783. (CNOW)
Hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators for
Flatbed or Dry Van. TanTara Transportation offers
excellent equipment, pay, benefits, home weekly. Call
800-650-0292 or apply (CNOW)
CDL TRUCK DRIVERS! Join our 5/2 Fleet!! WEEKLY
HOME TIME $1,100 per week average. Call 800-8678172 for details EEOE/AAP

applicant in over 179 Wisconsin newspapers! Only
OTR Drivers Needed Competitive Mileage Pay Including $300/week. Call this paper or 800-227-7636 www.
Bonuses and Full Benefits Consistent Miles/Home time (CNOW)
100% No Touch 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888545-9351 Ext 13 (CNOW)


Basement Systems Inc.
Call us for all your basement needs!
Waterproofing. Finishing. Structural
repairs. Humidity and mold control. Free
Estimates! Call 800-991-1602 (wcan)
THE Courier Hub CLASSIFIEDS, the
best place to buy or sell. Call 873-6671
or 835-6677.

Deadline is April 29

*You must be an Stoughton-area resident to submit

602 Antiques & Collectibles


"Honey Do List"
Gutter cleaning and covers
No job too small


"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925

35 + Years Professional
Arthur Hallinan
RECOVER PAINTING offers all carpentry, drywall, deck restoration and all
forms of painting. Recover urges you
to join in the fight against cancer, as a
portion of every job is donated to cancer
research. Free estimates, fully insured,
over 20 years of experience. Call 608270-0440.
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

606 Articles For Sale

BRAND NEW never used 7 person
hot tub, 52 jets. 2 pumps, maintenance
free cabinet, full factory warranty, Cost
$8,499, sacrifice $3,999. 920-215-4149
ROWE JUKEBOX working AMI stereo,
plays 45s comes with 100 45s, $450.
Two 255-60-15 tires on Crager mag
wheels. Like new. $250 608.219.8458
Packages starting at $19.99/mo. Free
3-months of HBO, Starz, Showtime &
Cinemax. Free Genie HD/DVR Upgrades!
2015 NFL Sunday Ticket included with
select Packages. New Customers Only.
IV Support Holdings LLC. An authorized
DirecTV Dealer. Some exclusions apply.
Call for details 800-918-1046 (wcan)

554 Landscaping, Lawn,

Tree & Garden Work
professional since 2011. Free
estimates. 608-807-3320
trimming, roto tilling, Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389
DRIVEWAY EDGE sweeping gravel
from lawn due to snowplowing. Call 608206-1548
EMERALD ASH Borer Treatment. Let
me inject your trees, and get over two
years of protection. Receive a 10% discount if you sign up before May 15.
Call Hook Tree Care for a free estimate
Residential & Commercial.
Fully insured.
(608)-873-7038 or 669-0025
Providing all services for 25 years.
RIGHT HAND MAN Services: Spring
lawn mowing & trimming, cleaning, etc.
Over 16 years experience. Call Jeremiah
Dumptruck for Brooklyn, Oregon, Evansville and surrounding areas. 608-5138572, 608-206-1548

638 Construction &

Industrial Equipment
deals, new products. M-F 8-6, Saturday 8-4, Oneida
St, off 41, right @ Subway, 2965 Ramada
Way Green Bay 800-891-9003 (wcan)

648 Food & Drink

BEST BEEF Jerky in the USA!
$10. off the Original Beef Jerky Sampler.
FREE shipping. Great Gift Idea! Call
Bulk Beef Jerky.
800-244-8852 (wcan)
ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered
to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 78%
PLUS 4 free burgers.
The Happy Family Value Combo.
Only $49.99. Order today.
800-307-1674 Use code 43285DVA

652 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE Vennovall 317 Severson
Lane. Selling household goods, furniture,
oak china hutch in perfect condition,
refrigerator, storage cabinets. Friday,
April 24 8am-3pm and Saturday April
25, 8am-2pm.
GARAGE SALE 832 West Main,
Stoughton April 23-25 Thurs. 1-5p, Fri.
7a-5p, Sat., 7a-3p Housewares, holiday
decorations, furniture, misc. items, collectables.

Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
Ag Lime Spreading
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI

576 Special Services

Entertainment for your party.
Nickey Fynn 608-501-8273

586 TV, VCR & Electronics

DISH TV RETAILER. Get more for less.
Starting at $19.99/mo for 12 mos. PLUS
Bundle & Save (fast internet for $15
more/month) Call now 800-374-3940


Fitchburg-6097 Viroqua Drive
Fri. & Sat. April 24th-25th, 9am-3pm
Furniture - Household and MORE!!
Directions: McKee Rd. & Pineway Tr.
Look for Hawley Estate Sale Signs.
Oak knee desk, refrigerator, jewelry
cabinet, sofa & matching love seat, pool
table, Fostoria, area rugs, snack tables,
kitchen items, bedroom furniture, china
hutch, ladders, toys, ladies clothing,
sewing table, decorations and MORE!
Hawley Auctions & Estate Sales
2669 County Road P
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
STOUGHTON 1814 Oakview Dr
April 24-25, 9am-4pm. Power tools, yard,
household, Christmas items.
STOUGHTON, 3166 CTK A, 4/25 7AM2PM. Mom moved to nursing home.
Too much to list. You don't want to miss
this one!


VERONA 109 Faircrest Court, April

25 8:00am-2:00pm. Huge moving sale.
Furniture, portable kitchen island, vanity,
wall hangings, glassware, xmas decorations, piano babies, table saw, cutoff
saw, men's/women's clothing.

3009 Velkommen Way

Open 1-2 p.m., Sundays 4/26, & 5/3

AUCTION Sunday 5/17 - 1 P.M.

Exceptional 3,200+ sq. ft. 4-bedroom ranch home on

wooded lot south of Lake Kegonsa. Many amenities.
$260,000 opening bid.
Details, photos, & terms at

211 E. Main Stoughton


Richard Ranft, CAI, GPPA, AARE
Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #237



Beautiful 2BR/1Bath.
Organized closets.
1,000 sq. ft.
Book shelves.
Large kitchen.
Laundry on site.
Deck. $750.
Available 5/15.

The affordable solution to your
stairs. Limited time $250 off your
stairlift purchase. Buy direct and
save. Please call 800-598-6714 for
free DVD and brochure. (wcan)
GOT KNEE Pain? Back pain? Shoulder pain? get a pain-relieving brace,
little or no cost to you. Medicare Patients
Call Health Hotline Now! 800-431-3924
tub Alert for
Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal.
Approved by Arthritis Foundation.
Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch stepin. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American
made. Installation included. Call 800940-3411 for $750 off. (wcan)

672 Pets
AKC COCKER Spaniel Pups, Minis too.
Visa or payments?
920-563-3410 www. Lic #
268588-DS (wcan)
AKC LAB PUPS: Polar Bear Whites.
Dews/1st shots. 3rd & 4th generation.
Info 715-582-4076
Black-M. Great temperment. Ears
cropped, Shots & Wormed. $1250.
715-253-2011 (wcan)


of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.
STOUGHTON 514 S Academy Lower of
2 flat. 3 Bedroom. Hardwoods, Air, W/D
in apt., large deck off of kitchen. Garage,
large fenced backyard, Dog/Cats O.K.
$1220 includes heat and electric. Available June 1. Call Bill 608-437-7626.
apartment. Hardwood floors, full kitchen/
bath. Off street parking. $595 includes
utilities. Available 5/1. 608-220-8697
Chalet Dr. Private laundry and garage.
Great price! 608-221-8146
STOUGTON 1 bedroom upper. All utilities, garage. $675/month. Available 5/1.

720 Apartments
2 BEDROOM Upper 708 Ridge,
Stougthon. Off Street Parking. $500/mo
+ gas and electric. Available 6/1. 815885-3583

GOT AN older car, boat or RV?

Do the humane thing. Donate it to the
Humane Society. Call 800-990-7816

676 Plants & Flowers

3'-12' EVERGREEN & Shade Trees.
Pick Up or Delivery! Planting available!
Detlor Tree Farms
715-335-4444 (wcan)
RASPBERRY PLANTS FOR sale. Bargain price. 873-7970

688 Sporting Goods &

WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's &
Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawano 866-955-2628 (wcan)

692 Electronics
DIRECTV'S BIG DEAL special. Only
$19.99 per month. Free premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinemax and Showtime
for 3 months & FREE receiver upgrade!
NFL 2014 Season included. Call now!
800-320-2429 (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR old gas pumps and automotive memorabilia. John (608) 698-6916
WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114

705 Rentals
2 BEDROOM Townhouse apartment w/
full basement on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton $775/mo includes utilities. No Pets.
Security deposit and references are
required. Available 6/1 for an approved
applicant. Call 608-241-6609
BLANCHARDVILLE 1-2BR apartments.
Nice rentals in historic building. Walk
to grocery store, bank, post office
and restaurants. Pecatonica River
and Canoe Boat Launch 1 block from
property. Village Park along river 1
block. 35 minutes to Madison, 25 to
Verona, Stoughton, and Oregon. 1BR
from $390, 2BR $520. Flexible lease
on select units. BAAL Real Estate, LLC
Broker/owner. Keith Call/text
608-575-2143 or
with office. $700/month. Call Bill
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share
with single person. 2nd floor Lakeside
bedroom $515 includes phone,
internet, cable, utilities. Boat house,
rec building, great garden, water falls,
large pier, laundry. No Smoking. No
Pets. Quiet, and a great place to live.
Ideal for traveling salesman, pilot or
professional person.

OREGON 2BR 1BA apartments

available. On-site or in unit laundry,
patio, D/W, A/C. Off street parking,
garages available to rent.
From $740/mo. Details at
608-255-7100 or
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $695 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

750 Storage Spaces For Rent


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Courier Hub unless
changed because of holiday work
schedules. Call now to place your ad,
873-6671 or 835-6677.

870 Residential Lots

LOT FOR sale 10844 Blue Mountain
Avenue, Blue Mounds, WI Great View,
large lot. 608.832.4488
VERONA SCHOOLS 1.8 acre, 5 acre,
and 10 building sites with beautiful hilltop
views, easy commute to Madison, 5
minutes from the City of Verona and Epic
Systems. Prices range from $129,900
- $189,900. 70 acre parcel with hilltop
building site. Broker interest $489,900
Real Estate Preferred, Dennis Midthun

11847 Washington Rd, Edgerton
30x52 w/electricity-$400/month
32x50 w/electricity-$400/month
24x40 gravel floor, outlet/light-$175
10% discount for 1 year lease
Other general storage available.
Call 800-382-1132 x500

935 Farm: Land For Rent

Town of Verona. 608-206-5947

970 Horses


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

Search for us on
Facebook as
Stoughton Courier Hub
and then LIKE us.

Established, locally owned cleaning
company hiring Crew Leader.
Days only - 25 to 30 hours a week.
Experience helpful but not required.
Excellent pay.




Valby 3pt PTO Chippers,
New 3pt Rototillers, Loader
Attachments, 3pt Attachments,
New Log Splitters.

Part-time, All shifts
For Assisted Living Facility
Training Available
Please apply at:
Harmony of Madison
705 Ziegler Road
Madison, WI 53714

VFW Badger Post 328 Inc.

200 Veterans Road, Stoughton

Help Wanted
Weekend Janitor



are you looKinG for an eXCitinG Career?

Join tHe Cleary teaM!!

Apply in person


Software Developer
entry level
full BenefitS

ASP.NET; Microsoft.NET; and VB.NET,

SQL Database; Microsoft C# Must be
well organized with the ability to
work independently in a
fast paced environment.

Zalk Josephs Fabricators, L.L.C.A heavy structural steel fabricator
is looking for 2nd shift Welders.
Please apply in person at
400 Industrial Circle, Stoughton, WI 53589

Do you have excellent communication skills?

Creative ideas? The ability
tyy to develop and maintain
client relationships? An interest in print and web
based media? We have an established account list
with growt
t potential. If you possess excellent
communication and organizational ski
i a pleasant
y and the ability
tyy to prospect for new
business we would like to speak to you. Previous
sales experience desired. Media experience a plus.

Do You Like to Meet People?

Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?
If youve answered yes, we are very interested in talking to you. We are
seeking candidates for a part-time opening in our front office. Hours are
9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Responsibilities for this position include but are
not limited to selling and processing classified ads, selling special projects
by phone, receptionist duties, assisting walk-in customers and processing
reports. Previous sales experience preferred. Position is located in the
Oregon office.
We are an employee-owned company offering a competitive benefits
package including 401K, ESOP, vacation, and more.
If this part-time position interests you and you have the equivalent of a
high school diploma and at least two years of office/computer experience,
apply on-line today at


For consideration, apply online at

Oregon Observ
v Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press,
The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

apply toDay!!
190 paoli St
p.o. Box 930220
verona, wi 53593

Office/inside sales

Outside Advertising
sAles COnsultAnt




Find updates and

links right away.

(608) 513-3638

980 Machinery & Tools

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It

pays to read the fine print.

THEY SAY people dont read those little

ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


Tinas Home Cleaning, LLC


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

Competitive compensation, employee stock option

ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays,
insurance and continuing education assistance.

Part-time. Excellent Wages

20+ hours/wk. CDL bonus program
Paid training/testing. Signing bonus.
5501 Femrite Dr. Madison
Call Paul at 608-310-4870 or email

and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411


Suite. 765/sq.ft 185 W Netherwood
Call 608-835-3426

6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347


10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904


In Oregon facing 15th hole
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
Autumn Woods Prof. Centre
Marty 608-835-3628


10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.


$740-$780- includes heat, water/sewer.
608-222-1981 x2 or 3. No dogs, 1 cat
ok. EHO.

990 Farm: Service

& Merchandise



STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.

Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4036

Courier Hub

Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub,

Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is a part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


666 Medical & Health Supplies

801 Office Space For Rent

Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or

STOUGHTON- 105 West St, 2

bedroom, appliances, water, heat,
A/C, ceiling fan included, on site
laundry. Well kept and maintained. On
site manager. Next to Park. 2nd Floor.
Available 6/5. $745 per month.

KILL BOX Elder bugs/beetles!

Harris Asian Beetle/Box Elder Spray.
Results begin after spray dries.
Available: ACE Hardware, The Home
Depot. (wcan)


664 Lawn & Garden

April 23, 2015

16 - The Courier Hub - April 23, 2015

April 22-27, 2015


Support local agriculture!

Shop outside the
box store.


Perennial sPeCial


off each

Expires 4-27-2015

Limit 12 per Koupon per day.

Register to Win
a Hanging Basket Daily or:


flOwer, VeGetable & herb seeds

Our Grand Prize:



200 KOPKes shOPPinG sPree

runner uP:

off each packet

Expires 4-27-2015


100 KOPKes shOPPinG sPree

Any Hanging Basket

3rd & 4th Prizes:

50 KOPKes Gift CertifiCate

Grand Prize drawing to be held 4/27/2015


Expires 4-27-2015

Recycle your pots & containers

at our farm location
28 Sandhiill Rd..
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April Hours:


Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Directions from Stoughton:

Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugsters
Farm Market, one mile and turn right on
Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left
on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd.
(approximately one mile) and turn right.
Directions from Fitchburg:
Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood
Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past
Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Road.
Directions from Verona:
Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn
right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left
at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past
Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Rd.