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As Edgerton celebrates its 41st Tobacco Days this year, the Edgerton Reporter remembers the storied past of this community with images collected over a lifetime by various Edgerton historians. This city’s glorious history has dazzled since 1853. Come to Edgerton and experience the fun firsthand during the second year of the fourth decade of Tobacco Days.

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Tobacco Heritage Days

This year’s cover of the 2012 Edgerton Reporter Tobacco Days edition invites our readers to “come to Edgerton” and “runabout the town.” Featuring historic images from historian and journalist Mark Scarborough’s extensive collection of Edgerton items, the cover includes a lithographed postal of the 1913 Eisenlohr Tobacco Warehouse. The 203 S. Main St. building was purchased by Dan Rinehart for his taxidermy school business in 2003. Three stories tall, the structure boasts 64,000 square feet of space. Additionally, Scarborough has provided four, pristine real-photo postcards: •An 1900s view of Front Street (now Fulton Street) during the day that farmers and their family members traditionally came to Edgerton to trade their tobacco crop in for cash money, some of which was swiftly spent at Edgerton mercantile establishments. Horses lined the edge of the dirt street then, while customers strolled down the sidewalks. •A bunch of happy children at play outside of the turn-of-the-last century grade schools at the corner of Rollin and North Swift Streets, buildings now known as the Cornerstone Apartments. •Child High School, a gift to Edgerton from tobacco heiress and philanthropist Florence Child. The North Swift Street building now houses the Edgerton corporate offices of IKI Manufacturing Co. •An early 1900s “lovers nook” on the shores of Lake Koshkonong.

Congratulations Edgerton, on our 2012 Tobacco Heritage Days!

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Walkin’ miracle: A tribute to Sterling North

The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Submitted by Cynthia Swanson

From South of the Mason-Dixon Line ..... “On this pleasant afternoon in May, Wooser and I started up First Street toward Crescent Drive where a semicircle of late Victorian houses enjoyed a hilltop view.....” -Sterling North-

I grew up in a white frame house on Randolph Street. That is, the front of my house faced Randolph Street. The far edge of our deep backyard faced Crescent Drive and the hilltop view of Sterling North’s old stomping ground. Our back yard, at one time replete with some fine old elms, provided a playing field for ball SWANSON games of all kinds, an area large enough for a competitive neighborhood game of red-rover, a cut-through for kids going to and from school. A stonesthrow from the creek, my brothers and I and our friends never lacked for a place to play, a place to make memories.

RASCAL: MY INSPIRATION I first read Rascal in high school, Mr. Gonzo’s senior English Class. Years later I read that same paperback to my kids, read it aloud to my late husband on a long road trip a few years back, and now am introducing the story to my grandchildren. My mother bought me the unabridged audio edition which I listen to on lengthy drives - feels just like I’m traveling with cherished old friends. The fact that RASCAL takes place on the familiar streets and landmarks

Bill Simpson with “Cooner.”

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of hometown EDGERTON is frosting on the cake for me, so if you’ve never read it (oh no!) or if you haven’t read it in awhile, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy or dust off the one on your book shelf and indulge yourself in that engaging human/animal connection between Sterling North and his beloved pet racoon. Their experiences sure set me in gear.

THE START OF OUR STORY My family had our first close - up experience with a pet racoon when my son, Bill, was three. She was found along side the road near her dead mother and litter mates. Docile and playful as a kitten, we took her in -named her Cooner - raised her to young adulthood. When after a few months she began pacing and appeared fretful and bored, we began leaving her back-yard cage open offering her the freedom to court the wild if she chose. Eventually she worked up her courage to move on and without looking back, took off in a speedy humpbacked gallop across the yard into the neighboring corn field. To our amazement though, she paid night visits from time to time, her tiny silver eyes peering at us through the patio door. Years later on a clear March night in North Carolina, my husband and I spotted an injured, emaciated, lactating racoon on our back deck gorging herself on bird seed. We flipped on the floods, watching her hurriedly limp away, one forepaw bloodied and raw. She returned every few nights, emptying our feeders. Realizing she had young, and concerned for her and for the condition of her wound, we began setting out healthy nightly feasts of scrambled eggs, grilled chicken, corn, watermelon and what was to become her favorite treat, well-ripened sweet purple grapes. Her paw healed, but to a shortened, deformed version of the other three. She favored the paw, but otherwise thrived. One night a few weeks later, she introduced us to her four weering-tail toddlers. The adorable chattering quartet climbed the beams to our deck like mini acrobats. They scampered up into flower pots, down into the watering can, up top of the picnic table, down into the water bowl and squabbled over crumpled aluminum foil balls like mischievous little kids. They carefully examined and dissected their newly discovered dinner morsals with all the manual dexterity of surgeons. Every night for weeks they visited. Patiently waiting for rations, they stood side by side, front paws perched on the threshold, tiny back snouts pressed against the glass door. Delighted for nightly live entertainment, we fed and watched. After the babies were grown and on their own, our relationship with Mama continued. She’d officially

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Miracle and his siblings before the accident.

adopted us and we affectionately called her Ms. Limps. We enjoyed her frequent company, though we never coaxed her inside the house and we never touched her. We didn’t want to tame her so completely that she became trusting of all humans, concerned that someone might fear her and cause her harm. Yet, she trusted us. We could join her on the deck without frightening her, get close enough to fill her food bowls and grab her attention and encourage play by tossing crumpled foil balls her way. In the morning we’d often notice that at some time during the night she’d dropped all her foil balls in her water pan. My husband used to remark, “She’s cleaned up her room again!” Late that next winter Ms. Limps abruptly stopped coming by. Weeks passed - no sightings. We worried. Then in March she resurfaced, Miracle after becoming mobile. skinny, lactating, alopecia throughout nursed and cared for her young full her coat. We realized, then, that the time, burned up her body fat, rarely first weeks after giving birth she Continued on page 4

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left her den to forage for food. We put her back on the good stuff, fattened her up. Her fur came back shiny and thick. Before long three new woodland youngsters skittered along behind her just as had happened the previous spring. Rambunctious as ever, they took over our deck with their antics and we resumed feeding a family. One breezy night as moonlight poured over tree tops out back, we watched the smallest and most fearless of the trio scramble up one of the swaying pine trunks while mama and his siblings busied themselves devouring grapes. We went to bed, so what happened next is only a guess, but we think he fell from that tree. The next night his mama carried her injured babe by the nape of his neck and deposited him on our doormat like a gift. Sprawled on his belly, his doting mama groomed him, nursed him, tried nudging him up onto his feet. But he screeched in agony at her prodding. Under the shelter of our Weber grill, Mama continued trying to work her magic on him. Finally one morning I called my veterinarian friend, “I think his back is broken.” I said. “I need your help.” “No can do,” he said. “It’s against the law to rehab racoons in the state of North Carolina. I could lose my license. Call Animal Control - they’ll put him down.” I couldn’t make that call. Heck, I couldn’t even pick up the receiver. Instead, I scrambled some eggs, chopped in bits of ham and cautiously slipped the paper plate a few inches from his nose. Back inside, I watched from the window. Using his snout to propel himself forward, he wiggled his broken body over to the plate, scarfed down lunch and looked up at me for more. He had me after that.

MIRACLE: REST OF THE STORY Helpless as he was, I didn’t know if I was doing the right thing by the poor little guy. I wondered if, without medical intervention, I was just prolonging his agony, making him forever dependent on me, resigning him to live a life contrary to any kind of racoon normalcy. Yet something about the way the story had unfolded up to then coaxed me on. While convalescing under the

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Miracle under the weber. Weber he moved very little except to wiggle his body into alternate positions. He slept through most of the day and woke at night when Mama and siblings came to feed. By then, the other two youngsters were weaned, ravenous and becoming more and more independent. Though they’d forage with mama for several more weeks, Ms. Limps was clearly growing tired of their shadowing. When they got underfoot she scolded. When they competed with her for food, she snarled and chased them away. On occasion she sniffed and briefly licked her injured babe then began ignoring him completely. He continued to eat enthusiastically. When I busied myself on the deck during the day, his eyes followed me everywhere. Thinking he must need some sort of stimulation to help pass time, I’d bounce a tennis ball or roll foil balls toward his resting spot. While watering plants, I’d dribble small puddles here and there, drop in a few sunflower seeds hoping to tempt his curiosity. Then one night while we slept, he moved. In the morning we found him sound asleep behind a big pot of geraniums ten or so feet from the Weber. The morning after that, he

was back under the grill. We weren’t sure how it happened, but for the next week or so we’d find him in various spots on the deck, always sound asleep as though his evening vigors had done him in. Late one night, soon after we realized he was becoming mobile, we witnessed him walk. Back in the shelter of the geranium pot, he struggled to stand. Head bent low, he pushed his snout flat against the floor, lifting his chest off the ground in a sort of awkward push-up. One front paw uncurled and slowly came to life as he attempted to rise. The leg collapsed - he flopped back down. After some time, he tried again. This time both wobbly front legs withstood his weight His right leg moved tentatively forward, then his left, one back leg joined in, the other dragged sleepily behind like a reluctant participant. We held our breath. He took three arduous steps before plopping back down. Next morning he was back under the grill. Who knows how long he’d been practicing. Then one drizzly morning he was gone. Fearing he’d fallen the twenty some feet off the deck I pulled on a raincoat and searched through the


woods and along the lake edge expecting to find him bloody, ailing, or worse. Years before, I’d begun filling a narrow gully on the property with yard brush and leaves, a spot now rich with dank woodland humus. Perhaps he’d explored the area with mom and his sibs before his accident and remembered it, maybe his instincts were kicking in, who knows, but somehow he made his way down twenty steps and found his way there. He’d bored himself a dark cozy den. Awake, his head peeked shyly out as I approached. I began feeding him only once a day, early evening, at the mouth of his den. I left food a few feet away, and only enough for him to eat in one sitting. I didn’t want excess food attracting other animals and causing a threat to him. This feeding schedule went on for several days, then one morning he was back on the deck, sound asleep under the Weber. somehow he’d climbed up twenty steps to the security of the familiar. We named him Miracle. It seemed a fitting title for a guy who only weeks before had slithered on

his belly. Though he moved in slow motion, his back legs only partially functioning, he’d become strong enough to come and go as he pleased. Sometimes we wouldn’t see him for a couple nights, which caused me pause, but my husband reminded me that this was the result we’d hoped for. One morning, just before dawn, we witnessed him descending the stairs. My husband was brewing coffee. Still half asleep, I plodded to the window overlooking the deck. Miracle wasn’t in his usual spot, but was stretched out on his belly at the top of the stairs. His head dangled over the top step. At first he appeared to be sleeping - then he slid further downward, pressed his snout flat onto the step below him and planted one front paw on each side of his snout. Propelling himself forward with the front half of his body, his hips and rear legs wiggled along behind. It took him eighteen minutes. He conquered every step. We watched him wobble slowly off into the cover of trees, his misaligned body moving deliberately to-

ward the lake. He vanished beneath our rarely used fishing boat propped lazily against the trunk of an ancient oak. A few weeks later we watched him cautiously climb that same oak, disappearing into high thick foliage. My heart skipped.... Miracle continued dividing his time between our deck and the hideaways of his choosing. He became adept at going up and down stairs in his own awkward but efficient style. As the weather cooled into autumn we saw him less. On occasion we’d see him lumber across the deck where he’d munch on sunflower seeds beneath the floods. Strong and mobile he was back in the world of the wild where he belonged. One hundred and eighty-one days. Our job was done. His will to live was stronger than his infirmities. His struggle to recover and thrive overtook his pain. And Divine Intervention didn’t hurt. His story reminds me of the chorus of favorite 1960’s song by the Essex about a kookie and crazy guy...It goes: “He’s a walkin’ miracle, ooh, ooh. He’s a walkin’ miracle!

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Tobacco chronicled in 1932

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By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

For 79 years, tobacco had been grown in Wisconsin, C.A. Hoen of the (Edgerton) Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter noted in the pages of the Madison Capital Times on June 19, 1932. “The Janesville Public Library possesses a record showing that leaf tobacco was grown in Wisconsin in 1851, and that samples of that crop were exhibited at the first meeting of the Agricultural Society and Mechanics Institute held in Janesville, Rock County, Wis., in 1851 by H.C. Russell in the township of Harmony, Rock County,” Hoen wrote in the

Capitol Times in 1936. At the 1851 fair, Russell was awarded a first premium, amounting to 50 cents, for the tobacco grown and exhibited that year, Hoen noted in his article. According to Hoen, leaf tobacco had been grown in Rock County as a field crop at least since 1854, with Ralph Pomeroy (who first came from Connecticut then moved to Ohio, before arriving in Wisconsin’s Dane County in 1853) responsible for that first crop. However, Hoen also cited federal statistics suggesting that tobacco production was a much earlier trend in Wisconsin. By 1839, Wisconsin was already producing a yearly total of

115 pounds of tobacco, according to Hoen’s survey of federal data. By 1849, Wisconsin produced 1,268 pounds of tobacco, while 87,340 pounds of tobacco was produced in 1859, Hoen wrote in 1932. By 1869, Wisconsin farmers produced 960,813 pounds of tobacco, compared to 10.6 million pounds of leaf tobacco grown in the Badger state in 1879. In the summer of 1932, just a few years after the Great Depression began, the tobacco crop was growing at “full force under the most favorable weather conditions,” with an abundance of seedlings reported, Hoen reported. “In 1931, there were 22 counties

that produced tobacco in Wisconsin in an area of about 15,000 square miles, running from north to south about 250 miles, and from east to west at an estimated average width of 60 miles,” Hoen wrote in the June 1932 article in the Capital Times. “In 1931, a total of 38,386 acres of tobacco were produced by 9,430 growers. Dane County raised 15,358 acres of tobacco, grown by 2,452 growers, that county producing the largest tobacco acreage in Wisconsin. Vernon County, with a production of 8,400 acres of tobacco raised by 2,438 growers, was second in rank.” Additional tobacco was grown then in Rock, Trempealeau and Chippewa counties.

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Our family moved to greater Philadelphia in 1966. This was 900 miles from our Wisconsin home, where we had lived for many years; also far from Minneapolis, where we were, when Bill worked for Scott-Atwater Company, designing outboard motors. A big change for him, as an industrial planning designer for Univac - came, when we moved to Philadelphia. Our son, Larry, met his wife, Beverly Bechtol, at Plymouth - Whitemarsh High School, a school of 2400 students! We became very involved, and interested in the area, and the history of old Philadelphia streets; the buildings, Colonial homes, and Society Hill houses, -- that were row houses, built in the 1700’s. These were choice places now, near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. We went on tours of the old government places, -- and also, many of the Colonial churches and homes. It was especially great to live there, during our nation’s Bicentennial, in 1976! Bev and Larry had, by that time, moved to Edgerton. We made a study of the old churches, and Bill made detailed drawings of them. I made Colonial costumes for Bill and me, and we developed a program, - Stories & Sketches Of Early Churches. Dressed in our Colonial costumes, and using Bill’s church sketches, we presented our program to various club meeting groups. A book was made by Bill, which has his church drawings, and our stories of the Colonial churches. Our family is happy to have this treasury of Colonial history, from Philadelphia! AFTER THOUGHTS: -- BILL added local churches to the book, after we returned, to live in Wisconsin, in 1979.

POSTSCRIPT: At this time of our country’s high patriotism, I want to say that my husband, Bill Witzel, was a Lt., JAG, in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the South Pacific. He served on a minesweeper ship. He was Captain of his ship, when it returned to the U.S., at Galveston, in February, 1946. Our wedding was on March 9, 1946!





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Celebrating Leif Erikson

By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

Three Edgerton men and a former faculty member of the Albion Academy joined forces together in May 1929 to convince the Wisconsin Legislature and then Wisconsin Gov. Walter J. Kohler to support a measure designating Oct. 9 as Leif Erikson Day in the Badger state. Offering assistance to former Albion Academy Professor Rasmus Bjorn Anderson of Madison were Edgerton’s own Chris A. Hoen, then editor of the Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter; George W. Blanchard, then a Republican state senator from this city; and Stanley W. Slagg, then a Republican state representative from this city. The legislation – the first-ever such law in the United States – was signed by Kohler at his office in Madison on May 10, 1929, with Anderson, Blanchard, Hoen and Slagg looking on. When Oct. 9 does not fall on a school day, the nearest that day shall be designated Leif Erikson Day, the law stipulates. “On such a day, one half hour may be devoted in the school to instruction and appropriate exercises relative to and in commemoration of the life and history of Leif Erikson and the principles and ideals he fostered,” the law noted. Among other American states that soon followed Wisconsin’s lead – noting Erikson as the “discoverer” of America in the year 1000, almost 500 years before the voyage of Christopher Columbus, and designating Oct. 9 as Leif Erikson Day – were Minnesota, South Dakota, Illinois, Colorado, Washington, and California. A U.S. congressional resolution was approved in 1935, signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, declaring Oct. 9 as a national Leif Erikson Day, “urging that the day hereafter be observed in all States of the Union.”

Rasmus Anderson’s biography Anderson – who taught at Albion Academy from the mid-1860s to the mid-1870s –had agitated for the recognition of Erikson (a legendary Icelandic adventurer of Norwegian heritage) for some 60 years prior to the historic Wisconsin bill-signing ceremony. Anderson, who became America’s first-ever college chair of Scandinavian languages when he was named to that position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1875, had also served as U.S. minister to Demark from 1885 to 1889 during the presidential administration of Grover Cleveland. Anderson was born Jan. 12, 1846, in the Dane County town of Albion and died at age 90 at his 316 N. Carroll St. home in Madison in the spring of 1936. His lifelong motto, which prefaced his 1915 autobiography, was “Bella Vita – Vita Bellum” (War is life – Life is

war). “Looking over my life with all its pleasures and troubles, taking into account all the work that my brains and hands have found to do, considering the bitter enmities I have encountered and the warm friends I have won, taking a general survey of my whole career, as a product of American frontier life, with all of its inspiring and its discouraging phases, I want to sum it all up in the old phrase I learned from my Swedish friend, Thure Ludwig Kumlien, ‘Jag ar fornogd med lotten minn’ – ‘I am content with my lot,’” Anderson wrote in his book, “Life Story of Rasmus B. Anderson.” In his storied career in education, journalism, politics and literature, Anderson was the friend of the violinist Ole Bull, dramatist Henrik Ibsen, poet Henry Wardsworth Longfellow, inventor Thomas Edison, and writer and social critic Mark Twain; the enemy, among many others, of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and U.S. Admiral George Dewey; the teacher of future biologist Edward Lee Greene, future U.S. Sen. Knute Nelson, and future Colorado Gov. Alva Adams; and the dazzling conversationist and companion to monarchs from Russia, Denmark, Norway, Greece and Portugal. In addition to his life story, Anderson was also the author of 1874’s “America Not Discovered By Columbus” and 1875’s “Norse Mythology.”

G.W. Blanchard’s biography Edgerton’s George Washington Blanchard (Jan. 26, 1884 – Oct. 2, 1964) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from the early-to-mid 1930s as a Republican. He was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1925 and again in 1927. Blanchard also served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1927 to 1933 Born in Colby, Wis., Blanchard graduated from Colby High School, then earned a 1910 law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was admitted to the bar in 1910, commencing his practice in Edgerton, and served from 1912 to 1932 as Edgerton’s city attorney. He was a member of the Seventy-third Congress from March 3, 1933 to Jan. 3, 1935. Although a candidate for renomination, Blanchard withdrew his name after being nominated and declined to serve a second term as congressman. He practiced law in Edgerton until his death in October 1964. He was interred in Edgerton’s Fassett Cemetery.

Stanley Slagg’s biography Edgerton attorney Stanley W. Slagg, born July 6, 1903, served two terms as a Republican member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, and afterwards repeatedly ran

for various elective offices, either as a Progressive or as a Republican. Born in the Dane County town of Albion and educated in the public schools of Dane County, Slagg graduated from Edgerton High School and then earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1924. He joined the law firm of Edgerton’s G.W. Blanchard. Slagg was appointed an assistant district attorney for Dane County in 1926 by then Wisconsin Gov. Philip La Follette, the younger son of the famed Wisconsin governor and U.S. senator, Robert “Fighting Bob” La Follette. Slagg won the Republican primary election for the 1st Rock County Assembly District (Blanchard's former seat) in 1928, receiving 3,683 votes, besting his opponent Thomas Nolan (who polled 2,836). In the general election, held in November, 1928, Slagg bested his Democratic challenger, Edward Schmidley, by a vote count of 10,747 to 3,482. Slagg also defeated a Republican challenger in the 1930 primary, then faced no opposition in the general election that year. In 1932, Slagg was defeated in the Republican primary by Edward Grassman, who served in the state Assembly as a representative of the 1st District until 1953. In 1934, Slagg competed in a four-person race for lieutenant governor, placing fourth when he ran as a Progressive. In 1938, Slagg ran third in a race to represent Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. In 1940, Slagg again ran as a Progressive for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, but was bested by U.S. Rep. Stephen Bolles, R-Janesville, then the editor of the Janesville Gazette. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the returned-to-thefold Republican Slagg ran unsucccessfully to become his party’s nominee for a state Senate seat (1942), as well as state Assembly positions (1948, 1950 and 1952). Chris Hoen’s biography Christian August Hoen was born in Kongsberg, Norway, on Jan. 20, 1872, arriving in Edgerton in 1880. After attending Edgerton public schools and a Stoughton, Wis., Lutheran parochial school, he started in the leaf tobacco business in 1890, when he was still a teenager. By 1907, Hoen had become the manager of the American Cigar Co. operation in Edgerton. At that time, Hoen was also a director of the Wisconsin Cigar Co.; a member of the Edgerton School District Board of Education; and the Edgerton Library Board.

Gov. Walter J. Kohler Jr sugns 1929 legislation designating Leif Erikson Day as Rasmus Anderson and Stanley Slagg look on. An active member of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, Hoen was also devoted to the Norwegian Lutheran Church. Hoen, who had served as assistant postmaster of Edgerton when the Wright’s city directory for the community was published in 1896-1897, was the editor and publisher of the Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Hoen, the founder and president of the Leif Erikson Memorial Association of America, eventually received the Royal Order of St. Olav from Norway’s King Haakon VII in recognition for Hoen’s efforts to honor Erikson’s achievements. On behalf of the Leif Erikson Association, Hoen served as official greeter of Norway’s Prince Olaf and Princess Martha when they visited Madison, Wis., in 1930.

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

The object of the founders of Albion Academy, a Dane County institution of higher learning that flourished from 1853 to 1918, was to “establish a place which would afford young men and women a thorough and practical education at a cost so low that no one need go without it,” Badger state populist historian Fred L. Holmes wrote in a newspaper article published in the Milwaukee Sentinel of Sept. 10, 1922. “Albion college, one of the oldest educational institutions in Wisconsin, is not to be reopened this fall,” Holmes wrote in the Milwaukee newspaper that year. “This Dane County institution has been closed since the (First World) War. Recently there was a movement among the several Lutheran denominations in control of the college to locate the Lutheran Deaf and Dumb institute

there, but those plans have not gone through.” From the perspective of 2012, historians now know that the two surviving buildings of the Academy, still standing in the early 1920s, North Kumlien and halls, would succumb to neglect and arson. The last Academy structure (known as Kumlien Hall or South Hall, which had been converted into a ANDERSON museum by the late 1950s) disappeared via fire in the 1960s. Since that time, however, the memory of the Academy has been preserved, with a new museum built and a collection of artifacts tenderly kept, all by members of a generation who never knew the Academy firsthand as a place of learning. Albion Academy was founded in

1853 by a board consisting of Charles R. Head as president, J.H. Potter as secretary, and J.A. Potter as treasurer. The school was associated then with the Northwest Association of Seventh Day Baptists, although tutition provided the financial mainstay of the academy. Among the school’s early liberal supporters were Daniel Coon, Jesse Saunders, George Greenman, Horace Bliven, D.J. Green, Clark Rogers, and J.H. Potter and J.A. Potter. The first building there, Chapel Hall, was completed in September 1854. Classes started under the direction of Thomas R. Williams, a graduate of Union College. During its earliest years, the curriculum offered four-year courses in Greek, Latin aand German, with degrees conferred in mathematics, metaphysics and natural science. Bachelor and Laureate of Philosophy certificates were awarded. Students attending the academy, at any one time during its history,

numbered 200 or fewer. More typical year-to-year class sizes hovered around the 100-mark. Instructors were also few, numbering as few as 14 to as many as 20, even in years of growth. Early faculty members included such luminaries as pioneer SwedishAmerican ornithologist and naturalist Thure L. Kumlien, whose skill at preserving bird skins is one of the reasons that colleges across Wisconsin still have examples of passenger pigeon mounts in their collections, and Norwegian-American folklorist, writer, educator, diplomat and professional agitator, Rasmus B. Anderson, who later helped establish the first department of Scandinavian languages in America. Born in Hertorp, Sweden, Kumlien attended Uppsala University, but left school in his May, 1843, senior year to migrate to America. He came to Wisconsin the same year, and settled at Lake Koshkonong. Here, he collected a vast number of natural-history specimens, especially birds and birds’ eggs, selling the items to leading collectors and natural-history museums. For a number of years he was employed by the state of Wisconsin to arrange collections for the state normal schools and

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Thure Kumlien’s grave is located in Sweet’s Cemetery in the Dane County town of Albion. The pioneer naturalist, who taught botany and natural history at Albion Academy, lived most of his life in the Jefferson County town of Sumner. the university. From 1867 to 1870, Kumlien was the professor of botany and zoology at Albion Academy. When the Wisconsin Natural History Society was organized in 1881, Kumlien was engaged as taxidermist and conservator of its collections. In 1883, these collections were transferred to the Milwaukee Public Museum, and Kumlien served in the same capacity with that organization until his death in 1888. Reluctant to publicize either himself or his work, Kumlien seldom presented detailed notes or journals to the scientific world. He maintained

a correspondence of wide scope, however, and most of his findings are contained in letters to his many friends in the scientific world. Anderson served as an instructor at Albion Academy from 1866 to 1869, when he left to become an instructor of modern languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The son a Quaker who had helped organize the first Norwegian immigration to America in the early 1820s, Anderson always arrived naturally at some sort of dissent, leading a student revolt at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1865. Continued on page 10

Albion Academy flourished as a preparatory college and teacher’s training school from 1853 to 1918, operated during a major portion of that period as an institution tied to the Seventh Day Baptist Church. The academy was best known for providing quality education for a cost affordable by nearly all, including struggling Norwegian-American farm children and second-generation members of East Coast Yankee families. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough)


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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

Thanks to a letter submitted by Edgerton’s Larry Witzel, readers of this week’s Edgerton Reporter can get a glimpse of what life was like for a respected doctor in this city during Prohibition (America’s 1919 to 1933 experimental ban of the manufacture, sale and transporation of alcohol). Another document submitted by Witzel – a diary kept from July 24, 1918, to Nov. 11, 1918, by soldier George H, Dallman – gives readers an additional look at what life was like for a young Edgerton man who served in Europe during World War I. Dallman (Sept. 28, 1892-Nov. 17, 1960) was a prominent Edgerton druggist. He was the son of Bertha and August Dallman. George married Nora Stricker in 1921. Their daughter, Mrs. William (Betty) Witzel, is Larry Witzel’s mother. George Dallman was in partnership in Edgerton pharmacy busi-

nesses with Franklin Wileman and Robert Henry. Following his active service in France, Dallman received a letter dated April 23, 1919, from Edgerton’s Dr. Willard McChesney (Dec. 22, 1856-Dec, 17, 1929), who served in this city as a doctor for roughly 40 years. A 1882 graduate of Chicago’s Bennett Medical College, McChesney worked as a physician at Wauconda, Ill., from 1883 until 1888, when he moved to Edgerton and began his practice here. Until Dr. McChesney, himself, succumbed to an illness in 1927, he was active in his work. Dr, McChesney’s sister, Anna McChesney, was the second wife of David Willard North, the father of writer Sterling North. Dr. McChesney came from a family of 10 children raised by Irene (Bonesteel) and David H. McChesney, who operated several southern Wisconsin flour mills from the 1850s through the 1880s. Dr. McChesney eventually be-

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At Madison, his course in Norwegian eventually led to his appointment to the first regular chair in Scandinavian studies in the U.S. In 1883, he resigned his post at the university and engaged in the insurance business, then later served as the 1898 to 1922 editor of the ever-argumentative Norwegian language weekly, Amerika. Throughout Albion Academy’s life, the school excelled at educating teachers, especially those suited for conducting classes at the state’s rising tide of public schools. Common, public schools helped spell the doom of the academy, as tax-supported institutions edged out private, for-pay schools. Until about 1888, the academy struggled on as a private, parochial institution. That was the year that Peter Hendrickson (formerly of Beloit College) purchased the buildings. He operated the school, simply a private institution, until 1896. In its last years, up until 1918, the academy was styled the H.A. Preus Lutheran Academy, and was operated under the auspices of the Norwegian Lutheran Synod. D.G. Ristad was named principal. By 1903, this school had about 100 students. A fire in the mid-nineteen teens had destroyed the principal building on the grounds, a two-story structure known as Ladies Hall. By 1922, the academy campus consisted of 12 acres and two surviving buildings originally valued at roughly $25,000. By July 18, 1923 – when the (Madison) Capital Times reported on the roughly 2,500 people who attended an Albion Academy alumni reunion – former students of the academy included Knute Nelson, a U.S. senator from Minnesota; Alva Adams, a governor of Colorado; J.Q. Emery, Wisconsin’s famed food and dairy commissioner; and Edward Lee Greene, a distinquished West Coast naturalist in the John Muir mode.

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came surgeon for the southern Wisconsin section of the St. Paul Railroad. When he died, he was the oldest member of the local Masonic Lodge. “No greater monument could be erected to his memory than that which he has himself erected in the hearts of thousands of patients and friends,” the (Edgerton) Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter noted about Dr. McChesney in its issue of Dec. 27, 1929. Describing the sale of some drug store mercantile “stock” – that is, products left behind at the establishment – in Edgerton during April 1919, Dr. McChesney wrote George Dallman then that, “among the articles that a dry and parched country would probably like to sample ... was 12 gallons of old whiskey, which when viewed by the revenue man some two years ago, rated at 105 proof, and which will probably run at this time 110.” Discovering a pharmacist “filtering” this product, Dr, McChesney was presented with a graduate (a tall, slender glass container) full of this aged liquor. McChesney was expected to “give the plain, unvarnished truth” about the drink’s quality. “Without water, I took it down, much as I would take drink one of your ice cream sodas,” McChesney wrote Dallman, “and within five minutes, I had a Sinn Fein insurrection in my stomach that only the effi-

In a hospital in France, circa 1918, George Dallman stands in a roomful of his U.S. Army colleagues. (Photo courtesy of Larry Witzel) cient water service of Edgerton could Sept. 14, 1918, to Sept. 21, 1918, on low Americans sick, “hundreds being at all control.” the Olympic – sister ship and near sent to hospitals, sick with pneumoMcChesney, after comparing the twin of the famed oceanliner Titanic, nia and influenza.” Many of these whiskey to the militant arm of the which was doomed to sink on her men died, Dallman wrote. Irish Republican Army, later pro- maiden voyage in April 1912. Sent off to France via railroad catvided “testimony” that the booze had After Dallman and his fellow tle cars, with 30 to 40 men stuffed in“a kick like the army mule, and a troopers disembarked from this grand side each car, Dallman’s troop high explosive power resembling ship – which would survive World eventually bunked down in a dance TNT.” War I only to be sold for scrap by hall. Throughout his short service Returning home, his wife noticed 1937 – they encountered thousands during the World War, Dallman his “high color,” asking the good of British children, begging for worked as a dispenser in an infirdoctor where he got burned by the scraps of food from the American mary. sun so badly. “I gently murmured, ‘I soldier’s ration boxes (containing In his diary for Nov. 11, 1918, do not know,’” Dr. McChesney wrote bread, corn beef and cheese). Dallman notes: “Armistice signed. Dallman. Arriving in an English rest camp, Some celebration by the French and Dallman had traveled to Europe Dallman discovered many of his fel- American soldiers.”

Old Spanish coin found on farm in 1904 Janesville Gazette, Oct. 15, 1904

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From “The Portrait & Biographical Album of Rock County, Wisconsin,” published in 1889 in Chicago, Ill. Edgerton, in the town of Fulton, on the northern border of the county, twelve miles north of Janesville, was settled in 1836, laid out as a village in 1854 and incorporated as a city in 1883. It is an important station on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. The shipment of tobacco is the principal industry, nearly half of what is raised in the State being shipped from this point. Robert and Daniel Stone and William Squires were the pioneer settlers. Thomas Quigley came in 1843, and located sixty acres where the railroad depot now stands. Soon after him came Lucius M. Page, who bought eighty acres north of Quigley’s claim. That part of the village north of the railroad was laid out by H. S. Swift, that part south of the railroad by Adin, J. and E. A. Burdick. Ferdinand Davis built the first frame house in 1853; H. S. Swift built Swift’s block in 1857; the Exchange and the United States Hotel were built by Nelson Coon, who opened the former in 1854; and the American House was built in 1854. The first birth was that of Frank Hall, the first marriage was that of John Quigley and Theresa Malian, and the first death that of Mr. Hakes. The post office was established in 1854, with William B. Hall in charge. The place contains Methodist, Catholic, Baptist and German Lutheran churches, German and public schools, two banks, two hotels, a wellequipped fire department, and two weekly newspapers – the Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter and the Edgerton Index. Live stock, grain and brick are shipped. Population, 2,000.

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the restaurant since so many Highway Trailer employees ate there. As I reached age three or four I saw the big black Franklin parked on Henry Street when I went on walks with Mom. The day eventually came that I would see a black Essex car

parked there and later a blue Essex car with rounded top with a darker blue contrast. No subsequent car could seem to take the place of the big black Franklin on Henry Street. Dad sometimes spoke of his first car years later, the Franklin with the

odd “snout” grill appearance. Though subsequent Hudsons and even a sleek back Hudson Terraplane car were seen by the back drug store door, none were as striking as the Franklin car.

A 1922 Franklin, similar to my Dad’s vehicle. By Betty Dallmann Witzel

My first memory of riding in my parents’ car was when I was two or three years old. Our trips to stores downtown, to church, or to visit relatives in our small town of Edgerton could easily be a pleasant walk or by automobile. At this time, not every family had a car. Dad’s first car, our family car, was a Franklin with an unusually fancy front grill. As a child of two years of age in 1923, I remember making the trip of a few blocks to downtown. Dad always parked on Henry Street next to the side entrance to his drug store on North Henry Street. What a convenient location on the corner of Fulton Street and Henry Street! The back door to the Badger Restaurant, owned by the Schoenfelts, was next to the back door of the drug store. It is a vivid memory to me of getting out of the big impressive Franklin car and to have such a convenient way to enter the store via the back door!

These visits often meant an ice cream cone treat for me and attention from the people in the store, especially the Atwells, partners in business with my dad, and Tina Merrill, who had a business share here too. I recall that Dad would skip breakfast at home in order to get to the store by 7:00 a.m. and later have breakfast at the Badger Restaurant back counter. The front of the Badger faced Fulton Street with its booths and tables to serve lunches and ice cream specialties. The restaurant had elaborate counters of glass with colorful boxes of chocolates at this confectionery. The faithful car waited patiently to take Dad home for dinner at noon. It was the custom then in town for business owners, employees, and workers from the large Highway Trailer Company to go home for dinner, not lunch! Some of the single workers went to the Highway Restaurant at noontime for their dinner. This was an appropriate name for

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They look down on Greg Layton as he sits at his desk: bent and rusted tins with faded lettering and acidpocked graphics that still glow. Velvet. Red Man. White Owl. Blue Boar. Each once held plug, chewing, or smoke tobacco, or cigarettes or cigars. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes: pocket-sized rectangles, tall cylinders with screw tops, large oblong counter display units, an octagonal box, even one shaped like a coffin. Layton, the plant manager for Swedish Match Leaf Tobacco Company’s warehouse in Stoughton, buys old tobacco tins at antique stores, auctions, and online. “I bought the first one about ten years ago, and I just got caught up in it.” He’s rescued more than one specimen from area workbenches, where men often used them to store nuts and bolts and other hardware. Layton’s collection spans World War I to the 1970s, and also includes a cigar mold and sheets of metal stamps used to imprint designs into plug tobacco. The most valuable item in the col-

lection is a hand-sized tin of Time Square smoking tobacco that features an art deco-style painting of city buildings lit up at night and the words “Smoking Mixture Mellowed in Wood.” It’s worth $250 to $300. Layton paid more than $200 for a small tin of Velvet pipe tobacco that was originally given away as a proFreedom cigars. motional sample. Wisconsin tobacco growers produce approximately $1 million dollars in tobacco each year, most of which becomes chewing tobacco. All of the tobacco that passes through the Swedish Match warehouse is shipped to Kentucky, where it becomes Red Man chewing tobacco. During the 1860s the use of chewing tobacco was almost universal among residents of the American South and was very common in other regions. Spittoons, metal receptacles where users spat saliva while chewing, were common in churches, stores, and other public buildings, including the White House. Widespread popularity of chewing tobacco continued into the early years of the 20th century. Layton’s collection provides a vivid sense of history from that time period.

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday July 18, 2012

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William J. “Billy” Sullivan – a catcher for several, famed turn-ofthe-last-century baseball teams across America – learned his skills while playing for southern Wisconsin hometown organizations, including an Edgerton-area team that won a statewide championship in 1895. Sullivan was a catcher for the World Series-winning Chicago White Sox in 1906. Born in the Jefferson County town of Oakland on Feb. 1, 1875, Sullivan was the son of Patrick and Johanna (Holland) Sullivan. Early on, he played with hometown teams, including the Fort Atkinson Greys. The baseball player made his professional debut with the Boston Beaneaters on Sept. 13, 1899. In his first at-bat as a professional ballplayer, Sullivan faced off against Cy Young. Sullivan later played for the Chicago White Sox from 1901 to 1912. Career-long, Sullivan’s best offensive season was 1900, when he batted in eight home runs and had a batting average of .273. Sullivan’s career took place during the “dead ball” era of professional baseball, when games were won primarily due to savvy offensive moves, like state-of-the-art catching. Batting averages then were low. In 1916, at the age of 41, Sullivan joined the Detroit Tigers as a player and coach. A year later, he retired to a state of Oregon farm, dying there at age 89 on Jan. 28, 1965. Sullivan’s likely greatest claim to fame had to do with a publicity stunt staged near the nadir of his career, on Aug. 24, 1911, when he caught three baseballs dropped from atop the 555-foot-height of the Washington Monument in the nation’s capitol. During the 1906 World Series, which pitted the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Chicago Cubs, Billy Sullivan Sr. was hitless at 21 “at-bats.” Nevertheless, fearsome competitor and early 20th Century baseball great Ty Cobb once described the senior Sullivan as “the best catcher ever to wear shoe leather.”

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Billy Sullivan Sr. told attendees at his June 24, 1954, testimonial dinner at Fort Atkinson that the 1906 White Sox were good hitters. “The opposing team’s pitchers just were not pitching to where the White Sox batters were swinging,” Sullivan joked. Fort Atkinson’s Hoard Museum, where admission is free, also has a permanent display on the second floor showcasing one of Sullivan’s catcher’s mitts, as well as one of his baseballs and an original copy of his baseball card. Kevin Schmeling, a Busseyville, Wis., collector, owns a real-photo postcard photo of baseball great Billy Sullivan and a few of his fellow 1906 World Series champion Chicago White Sox players. The picture was taken during an exhibition game in Edgerton, Wis., likely just a week or so after the Oct. 9-14, 1906, series in Chicago. The baseball championship that year was the first and only match-up in World Series history between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs, with the Sox besting the Cubs four games to two. According to an undated newspaper article from the (Edgerton) Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter, at least 10 members of the 1906 Chicago White Sox team played in the exhibition game in Edgerton. Only six of these listed players had participated in the World Series, however. These Sox players included catcher Sullivan, whose connection to Edgerton included playing on an 1895 championship team representing the city; pitcher Nick Altrock; first baseman Jiggs Donahue; outfielder Ed Hahn; outfielder Bill O’Neill; shortstop Lee Tannehill; and, perhaps, third baseman George Rohe (the spelling of his name, if this player did appear, was mangled as “Roth”). O’Neill had just made World Series history by becoming the first player ever, in series play, to run as a pitch runner. O’Neill had run in game three of the series for Ed Hahn. The Chicago White Sox players squared off against an Edgerton team with players who had last names of Owen, Broughton, Place, Perrin, Warner, Whittet, Newman and Robinson. Sullivan served as catcher for the Edgerton team.

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Catcher Billy Sullivan (center, holding silver set and bouquet of roses) was feted by his old Edgerton friends during an exhibition baseball game between members of the World Series champion Chicago White Sox and old Edgerton baseball hands held in Edgerton, Wis., sometime after Oct. 14, 1906. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Schmeling)

Billy Sullivan played for the World Series-winning Chicago White Sox in 1906. Sullivan was born in the Jefferson County town of Oakland. He made his professional debut with the Boston Beaneaters in 1899 with his first at-bat coming against Cy Young. Sullivan died at age 89 while living on a farm in the state of Oregon. Some of these Edgerton players had been Sullivan’s teammates on the 1895 championship city team. Not surprisingly, the World Series-winning Chicago White Sox team bested the Edgerton baseball players by a score of 13-2. “To see the champions at work, rather than a closely contested game, was the incentive that brought most of the spectators there, we imagine,” the Reporter noted. “After all, it was Billy Sullivan’s day and when he first approached the slab in full view of the big audience, out popped a couple of men from the side lines bearing a handsome silver service and immense bouquet of American Beauties, presents from his Edgerton admirers. “The jolly backstop was taken completely by surprise and bowed his acknowledgement to the hearty cheers of the spectators.

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Both Chicago teams had troubled World Series histories following the 1906 game, which was only the third world series contest in the history of the great baseball battle. The Cubs went on to win the World Series against other teams in 1907 and 1908, then gained a reputation as one of the unluckiest teams in baseball history by losing seven other bids for the baseball championship in 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 and 1945. The Sox went on to win the World Series again in 1917, beating the New York Giants four games to two, then lost the series in 1919 to the Cincinnati Reds five games to three. This was the infamous game in which a handful of the Chicago team’s members, perhaps or perhaps not including “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, took bribes to deliberately lose the series. The Sox lost the world series again in 1959, waiting for another win for 46 years (when the team bested the winless Houston Astros in four straight games in 2005).

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“Sullivan later stated to a friend that he could hardly turn around now-a-days without someone handing him something.” Schmeling’s photo was some amateur photographer’s snapshot of just exactly the moment when Sullivan received these gifts at the Edgerton exhibition game. Surrounded by at least four of his Chicago White Sox teammates, and apparently being congratulated by another catcher, a slightly bemused, twenty-something Sullivan has the ghost of a grin on his puss as he attempts to balance a shimmering silver service on his right hand and grasps both his baseball

cap and a bouquet of roses in his left. You can just barely see the chalked diamond line to the far right of the picture, in which the baseball players are dressed in the simplest of uniforms. The barnstorming nature of the post-World Series play in 1906 is immediately apparent in this homemade souvenir of an exhibition game held in a southern Wisconsin town that held a population, then, of only about 1,000. After all, the winning members of the Sox had only earned $1,875 for playing in the series. The net take for the Edgerton exhibition game – which attracted about 2,300 people, many of whom arrived via train from throughout southern Wisconsin – was $650. And this was described by the Reporter “as enough to pay expenses.” Promoters of the event were “abundantly satisfied to bring the champions to Edgerton and give Sullivan a chance to meet his old friends here again,” the Reporter noted.







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Notable Crimson Tide athletic team facts and pictures from the EHS annuals

1916-1917 Baseball Team

Track and Field


1916: The Edgerton High School basketball team (pictured above) won the championship of Southern Wisconsin during the 1915-1916 school year, compiling a 21-3 overall record. Rollie Williams and Clarence McIntosh were chosen as all tournament forwards at the Whitewater Tournament, which they won. Mahlon Odgen was named the best center in the state at the state tour-

nament even after filling in for usual center Norman Clarke, who was out of the game due to sickness. Losses were to Madison, Fond du Lac and Ellsworth. Edgerton averaged 30.3 points per game and allowed 17.3 points per game. 1917: The Edgerton High School basketball team went 22-1 with its only loss coming at the hands of Waukesha 17-16 at the Menomonie State Tournament. Edgerton posted 746 total points on the season, averaging 32.4 points per game and allowed 368 points on the year, only 16 points per game. Edgerton’s lowest scoring output was seven points and highest was 65.


The track season of 1927 was the most successful season EHS had. In the third meet of the season, Edgerton took 12 of 13 first places against Stoughton. In the Rock River Valley meet, Fort Atkinson took first and Edgerton took second.

1916: The Edgerton High School football team went undefeated, a perfect

10-0. Edgerton only allowed six points all year, which came in their season-opener against North Milwaukee. Edgerton put up 99 points against Janesville and 78 points against Fort Atkinson in back-to-back games. Other teams they beat were Marquette Academy, Stoughton, La Crosse, Monroe, Watertown and Milton College. 1918: The Edgerton football team (pictured right) was looking strong coming into the season but it turned out that the flu would be the team’s “most formidable enemy … [it] appeared on the field and crossed our goal repeatedly.” The flu took down much of the team and the coach and when they recovered, the school was closed and practice had been suspended for six weeks or more. When practice finally resumed, not as many players showed up and the ones who did were “depleted in strength.” Edgerton would struggle to put together a team to represent them on the field. Edgerton played a total of three games that season, losing to the Janesville Highs by a touchdown, Prairie du Chien 39-0 and Stoughton 32-0. “Altho unsuccessful from the standpoint score board victories, the season was a really good one. The splendid sporting spirit of the boys in fare of the most depressing odds ever faced by an E.H.S. team would redeem any record and far outweigh the points scored by our opponents.” 1928: The 1927-1928 Edgerton High School football team won the R. R. League title and was one of a few teams in the state to go undefeated. Opponents only scored two touchdowns against the Crimson Tide. “Yet, with all due credit to the team of 1916, there were many who pronounced it more powerful. It is always hard to believe that athletes of the present are as great as those of the past. However, the 1927 football team was one of the greatest ever turned out at Edgerton.” Edgerton defeated Fort Atkinson12-6 in the game that decided the R. R. League championship. The only other team to score on Edgerton was Monroe. The Tide averaged 26.1 points per game.

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The EHS Girls Athletic Association was formed during the 1919-1920 school year. The elected officers were: President Esther Nelson, Vice President Helen Smith, Secretary Signe Adolphson, Treasurer Chloes Bardeen and Advisor Miss L. Roessler. The members had to follow certain rules to get a pin instead of having the entire group get them. The rules were: •In every school night at 10 p.m. •Eight glasses of liquid a day. •No tea or coffee. •No pie or cake. •Candy only three times a week. •Appear in gym classes in full costume.



•Game periods should be regularly attended. •Take showers after game periods. •Eat breakfast every morning. •Hike 50 miles: one point. Hike 100 miles: two points. The rules had to be followed for three months in a row and many members were able to do so to earn their pins. “A great deal of enjoyment and good were derived from the association and it is hoped that it will be continued in future years.” EHS hosted a girl’s basketball class tournament during the 1925-1926 school year where each grade level competed against the other grade levels. The seniors came out as class champions, winning all three of their games. As expected, the juniors took second place, sophomores took third and freshman


took last. The seniors’ victory made it four consecutive championships for that age group. EHS hosted its first horseshoe tournament in the 1928-1929 school year. Miss Krause directed the group of horseshoe players. After practicing for a while, the tournament was held to see which class had the best horseshoe thrower. The members of each individual class competed against their own age group until each class had a champion. Then the champions of each class played each other until one of the champions won a certain amount of games. Sophomore Signa Hansen came out on top in the first ever horseshoe tournament.

1928 Basketball

Ultimately, the title was on the line and “after considerable talk and bally-hoo, 1927-1928: The Edgerton High School basketball team won the conference 1925: A tennis club was formed in hope of furthering tennis at EHS. Other championship, but not without a few odd things happening along the way. In a the early season tie with Lake Mills was replayed.” Edgerton came out on top

schools followed Edgerton, forming their own clubs and creating interest in tennis in the Rock River Valley. The coach, Mr. Towne, eventually scheduled a match to be held in Jefferson. Boys competing in the match were Stanley Hopkins, Roy Hopkins, Rexford Watson, Francis Boyd and Frederick Nelson. The boys won third place in the league.

game against Lake Mills, the teams were deadlocked through regulation and one overtime period. Then, through a misinterpretation of rules, the referee gave the victory to Edgerton because it had made more field goals than Lake Mills. The ruling was wrong and the game was listed as a tie. Lake Mills did not want to replay the game but said they would if the title was on the line.

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Vol. 145, No. 49

Edgerton, Wisconsin

Library board divided

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A divided Edgerton Public Library Board met July 10, with a majority of members overriding Board Chairman Walt Diedrick to add items to an upcoming agenda about the nature of the work done by Library Director Sherry Machones. Board members Abbie Ring, Mark Irgens, Kathy Klein, and Chris Severson supported Klein’s request to add items to the Aug. 14 meeting agenda. Not supporting Klein’s efforts to add items to the agenda were Diedrick, Nancy Buhrow and Dave Thomas. Klein wants to discuss the number of hours each week worked by the library director; the reconsideration of overnight and out-of-state conferences attended by the library director; the notion that the library director work at least 20 hours a week on the circulation or reference desks of the library; and the restoration of previous hours of operation of the library. Members of the library board were expected to discuss the library director’s job description at the July 10 meeting, but Diedrick informed Josh Eastman of the Albion Tigers hits a hard line drive Sunday against the Orfordville Orioles. the members that he had consulted The Tigers improved to 12-1 in the Southeast Section after defeating the Orioles on the road. The Roberts Rules of Order and that he Tigers now have a two game lead over Orfordville and Utica for the Southeast Section, West Divi- was exercising his right as library sion title. See sports page eight for the full story. (Edgerton Reporter photo/Michael Gouvion) board chairman to eliminate that item from the agenda. He suggested that it was the chairman’s perogative to set the agenda for the board. Board members asked Diedrick to present his authorities for such an acBy Mark Scarborough helping pack and deliver some 400 phy, that your people stay with you,” tion at the next library board meeting. Asked by Severson why the board Reporter Staff different product configurations for Thompson said. “Congratulations.” needed to discuss Machones’ work about 150 companies. Lines at IKI hours, Irgens responded, “We need to Touring the Stoughton Road facil- can change several times daily. get the library opened more hours ities of IKI Manufacturing on Tues“We emphasize good business and apparently we need to make that day, July 10, was former four-term principles over size,” Bibro told a directive.” Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thomp- Thompson. “We emphasize longevity From 2008 to 2012, the yearly son, R-Elroy, who is seeking in an and long-term relationships.” hours of operation at the library has By Mark Scarborough August primary the right to be the Serving some of “America’s best decreased by 273 hours, Machones Reporter Staff Republican nominee for a U.S. Sen- companies,” IKI has survived and noted during an interview July 11. ate seat in the Badger state. thrived via conservative financial Edgerton Community Outreach, From 2009 on, the hours of operation Among the IKI employees help- guidelines and partnerships with ing with the tour were Phil Ciebel, quality workers, Bibro told the for- Inc., 106 South Main Street, has been at the library have not changed, she awarded a Community Development plant manager, and Reggie Hosier, mer governor. maintenance department supervisor. Thompson praised IKI for re- Block Grant totaling $381,000, acEdgerton Mayor Chris Lund, who maining debt free since the fourth cording to Sarah Williams, executive also works at IKI, helped as well. year of the company’s existence. “We director of the local charity and helpAlso a former U.S. Secretary of save our money,” Bibro told the for- ing agency. By Mark Scarborough The money will provide about half Health and Human Services, the 70- mer governor. “We operate conservReporter Staff year-old Thompson is being chal- atively. We don’t spend money we of the funds needed to refurbish, remodel and rehabilitate the charity’s lenged in a GOP primary on Aug. 14 don’t have.” Eugene Brotzman, author of “The headquarters, a 19th Century former Mystery of the Missing Classic,” apby state Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald, who has “Good for you,” Thompson said. served as speaker of the Wisconsin Deciding not to spend millions on tobacco warehouse. peared at the Edgerbean Coffee “(Block grant) funds must be ap- House on July 13 to chat with friends State Assembly; Mark Neumann, a a new corporate facility in 2007 former U.S. representative; and Eric helped IKI survive the economic plied for by a municipality or local who remembered him from his years unit of government,” Williams noted. in Edgerton as principal of the eleHovde, a hedge fund manager who slump of 2008, Bibro added. has spent about $4 million of his own The firm is located within 23 Rock County applied for the funds on mentary school here. money so far in this election, which buildings on a 20-acre site. “Every- behalf of Edgerton Community OutBrotzman signed copies of his reach with the help of Cedar Corp of book and talked about old times with is his first try for public office. thing is isolated,” Bibro explained. Madison and Green Bay, Williams his fellow educators and former The successful Republican candiEarly on, Stanley Midtbo pursaid. Edgerton Community Outreach neighbors. date will advance to a Nov. 6, 2012, chased IKI for $10,000. He had also received the support of the election and face off against DemoSarah White, Madison, helped edit worked four jobs following World Edgerton City Council, Williams the book. She also “tweaked” the cratic Party contender Tammy BaldWar II to help make ends meet and added. win, who currently serves as a U.S. manuscript and prepared the book for later “bought remnants of old comBlock grant funds must now be publication. representative. The winner-take-all panies for 10 cents on the dollar,” matched by private donations, U.S. Senate race is in response to The 81-year-old Brotzman, now noted Bibro, Midtbo’s grandson. Williams said. U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s decision not to living in Prairie du Sac, served as When he worked as president of To date, Edgerton Community Edgerton Elementary School princiseek re-election. the firm, Midtbo’s office was in the Outreach has raised nearly $200,000 pal from 1965 to 1979. He also According to Ryun Bibro, vice president of IKI, the Edgerton firm is front of the IKI building. “He took and will need to raise at least another worked as an elementary school printhe employer of 135 full-time work- the orders and took them over to the $125,000 to complete the renovation cipal for the Wisconsin Heights Disers and 20-30 temporary employees, filling line,” Bibro said about the without borrowing funds, Williams trict in Mazomanie, Wis., from 1980 added. who are hired on a day-to-day basis. firm’s beginnings. to 1991. “The employees we have, that’s “The renovation includes addressEstablished in 1955 by Stanley Brotzman’s 150-page, self-pubMidtbo and his family, IKI is a man- what I’m proud of,” Midtbo told ing accessibility issues and the full lished book chronicles his love affair ufacturer of canned and packaged Thompson. “They never quit us. We build out of the third level of our with a 1932 Plymouth rumble-seat beautiful building,” Williams said. coupe. The car, once owned by one aerosol products made by other com- have good people.” “Stanley, that’s a tribute to your “The goal is to be in full construction of Broztman’s nephews, was seized panies. The firm provides packaging services and supply chain support, company and your business philoso- mode this fall.” by an elderly landlady in the 1970s, following an Eau Claire apartment fire that the woman blamed on Brotzman’s relative. Brotzman purchased the title to the vehicle for $2,000, then spent years of legal wrangling, attempting to convince the woman to return the car. An advertisement in a newspaper, seeking information about the car’s whereabouts, and a somewhat veiled threat to seek legal action against the elderly apparent car thief, for her false testimony in a legal proceeding, prompted the woman to finally give the car back to Brotzman and pay bills associated with the chase. At one point during the controversy, Brotzman was offered a “deal” to end the conflict. All he had to do was pay the elderly woman $500 and pay his own legal bills of $3,000. “And then I wouldn’t even have got the car,” Broztman remembered. The educator turned down the “deal” and solved matters on his own, through a stubborn, dogged persistRyan Bibro, vice president of IKI Manufacturing, makes a point to former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson.

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Outreach gets major grant

July 18, 2012


added. Ring also asked that August’s library board meeting include an agenda item about “the lack of ongoing education for the rest of our staff.” SHERRY In addition to MACHONES other concerns, Machones is questioning whether a library board discussion held during a closed session at a June 12 meeting met the requirements of the state’s Open Meetings Law. She plans to seek an opinion from Rock County District Attorney David O’Leary to determine if the board violated the law by talking about something not properly placed on the agenda and by not properly noticing the closed session, with a citation of the Open Meetings Law. Machones declined to say what was discussed during the closed session, but noted that it did not pertain to the noticed topic of the closed meeting, which was her job description. “Some of the board members seem unhappy with the budget cuts we’ve had to make,” including the elimination of Sunday hours, Machones noted during an interview on July 11. “This has happened under my watch and, inadvertently, I have taken the heat for some things beyond my control.” Some board members have been unhappy, for example, with how a library memorial fund has been used to cover operational expenses, Machones said. “We are doing the best we can with the resources allotted to us,” Machones added. All other libraries in Rock County show decreased numbers in circulation and patrons, Machones said. Edgerton’s experience in both numbers is on the rise, she said. “This speaks to the marvelous job the staff here is doing,” Machones added. “We obviously are doing things right.

Otherwise, people wouldn’t be coming into the door and being happy with what we’re doing at the library.” Previously, library directors at Edgerton have KATHY worked 60 to 80 KLEIN hours per week, frequently working desk duties, Machones said. Machones has spent a portion of her time as director “out in the community,” attending workshops and training sessions, as well as lobbying for the positive future of libraries during a time when these institutions are under economic and other pressures from state and local governments, she added. “Libraries and librarians have to shift their ideas about what our job duties are,” Machones added. During the last few years, the same number of employees at the library have been doing many increased programs, Machones said. There were 125 programs at the library in 2007, the year before Machones was hired. In 2008, here were 148 programs, with 196 programs held in 2009. In 2010, there were 394 library programs, while there were 305 programs held in 2011. May 2012 saw circulation at the Edgerton Public Library increase more than 1,400 items from May 2011, Machones reported during the July 10 meeting. The library’s summer reading program has also been a success, Machones reported, with 191 people attending a kickoff event. Registered participants in the library’s summer reading program have included 271 children and 88 teens, Machones added. The library budget for 2011 was $365,212, Machones said. This compares to a $354,810 library budget set by the city for 2012, the library director added.

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ence that would have impressed Sherlock Holmes and earned cudos from Dr. Watson. Brotzman purchased the 1932 Plymouth in 1974 and owned the car for about 40 years. It was professionally

restored in 1987 by Ken’s Classic of Muscoday, Wis., at a cost of $25,000. This work today would cost $70,000 to $80,000, Brotzman added. “It wasn’t until 1976 that I actu(Continued on page 16)

The first reading of a new city ordinance, limiting Class B liquor and beer licenses in the Edgerton downtown historic district from six to five, was approved unanimously by members of the Edgerton Common Council on July 16. Currently, these five liquor and beer licenses have all been allocated. A sixth existing license for the downtown had been held by Michael Whaley of Stoughton, who did not apply for its renewal at the end of

June, when the license expired. John Werkmeister, Edgerton, has repeatedly applied for a license to sell beer and alcohol at a West Fulton Street building, but alderpersons have rejected all his applications. Restaurants that can prove that 50 percent or more of revenue is earned through the sale of food can qualify for additional licenses, whether located in the downtown or other portions of the city, noted Ramona Flanigan, city administrator.

Move to limit downtown licenses

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This drought is serious

It is no secret we are experiencing a drought. The problem is we have not dealt with anything of this magnitude since the 1930s. We do not know how this weather is going to affect us. We have had temperatures ranging from seven to thirteen degrees above normal and little rainfall. This weather has: • damaged crops

• stopped pastures from growing

• lowered river flows and lake levels

• caused ground water levels to fall and in some cases to dangerous levels. In fact, some wells have dried up. • elevated fire danger causing burning bans

Plus, 42 counties in southern Wisconsin have declared a state of emergency due to drought conditions.

UW-Extension and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in addition to others are monitoring our conditions closely. However, they can use our help.

It is important that we follow restrictions on burning, conserve water and report significant fish kills to the DNR. Also, watch this newspaper and other media outlets for news from the UW-Extension, DNR and local government agencies. We will publish their reports as they are available. It is time for all of us to pay attention. Remember, too, to make sure your neighbors (especially children and elderly) are in a cool environment. Working together, we can minimize the damage this drought is having on our health, our natural resources and our economy.

Dane County pedestrian hit

On July 4 at around 10 p.m., the Dane County Sheriff’s Office was called to Highway 73 near York Center Road in the Town of York, about 30 miles north of Edgerton, for a pick-up truck versus pedestrian crash. The pick-up truck was headed southbound and when it passed a semi-tractor trailor, the driver of the pick-up truck saw a pedestrian walking on the highway right in front of him. The pick-up truck driver tried to

avoid the pedestrian but still struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported by Med-Flight to UW Hospital with significant, but not lifethreatening, injuries. Investigators would like to speak with the semi-tractor trailer driver who was heading northbound in the area at the time of the crash. The Dane County Sheriff’s Office would like the semi driver or anyone else with information to call its tipster hotline at 608-284-6900.

According to a Washington Post article, a drought in the Corn Belt and elsewhere in the Midwest has pushed the bushel price of corn up about 27 percent in the past month alone, and there is little sign of rain in the near future, a forecast that could soon push up food costs across the country, meteorologists say. Last week 63 percent of the corn crop was rated in good or better condition, ac-

cording to the Agriculture Department. Sixty-three percent of the corn crop was rated in good or better condition, according to the Agriculture Department. This week, that figure had fallen to 56 percent. Concerns arise as the crop approaches pollination, a particularly sensitive two-week period when bad weather can inflict significant damage.

Drought threatens U.S. food prices

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Dear Editor: I want to congratulate Democratic State Representative Andy Jorgensen on having perfect attendance during the last legislative session. Jorgensen never missed a single day or a single vote on the floor. He takes his job representing us very seriously and always stands up for us in Madison. While having perfect attendance may not seem like a big deal for a State Representative, the same congratulations cannot be extended to freshman Republican Evan Wynn, who missed multiple session days and votes in his first term. Wynn had the nerve to brag

about some of his bills that passed even though he was not even there to vote for them. He even accepted an award for the bills that help disabled veterans find jobs, even though he skipped out on his job the day they were voted on. Jorgensen and Wynn are running against each other this fall to represent the people of the new 43rd Assembly District and I think I speak for everyone when I say that I would rather have someone who actually shows up for their job to represent me. Vote Jorgensen on November 6th, Sarah Bocher

Submitted by Jeff Brown The town of Milton’s planning and zoning committee has made little progress in its attempt to assess the environmental and economic impact of a proposed 137-acre gravel pit near the Storrs Lake Wildlife Area. The committee is still waiting for responses from civil and environmental engineering firms more than three weeks after adopting a list of questions drafted by the town’s attorney and resolving to contact firms and inquire whether they can answer those questions. In a meeting held on Monday, July 9, town clerk Sandy Kunkel told the committee that only one firm has replied to the committee’s inquiries, stating that it is qualified to answer only one of the questionswhether the gravel pit would cause dust problems-and requesting more time to generate a price quote. The committee adopted the list of questions and decided to contact engineering firms in a special meeting held on June 14. However, the committee chair, Supervisor Marian Trescher, said letters to firms were not mailed until July 2. The questions were also mailed to B.R. Amon & Sons, the Elkhorn company seeking to develop the gravel pit, and the company has replied with its answers. B.R. Amon & Sons has agreed to pay for the environmental assessments. The committee decided to table its consideration of the application for a conditional use permit to operate the gravel pit in order to give firms more time to respond. The town board cannot act on the application, filed in May of this year, until it receives a recommendation from the committee. The committee might hold a special meeting to consider any environmental assessments completed before August 2, 2012 because Trescher will be out of town on that date, which is when the next town board and planning and zoning committee meeting is scheduled. The board got some non-scientific answers about how the gravel pit might affect neighboring landowners and residents as the result of a survey conducted by committee member Jon Webb. Webb wrote to ten residents who live near a gravel pit near LaGrange, asking whether the pit had affected property values, caused problems with dust, created noise problems, or created problems for wildlife. Webb told the committee that he has received three replies: two residents said they weren’t sure whether the gravel pit had affected their property values, that the gravel pit did not

create problems with dust or noise, and that they continue to see deer and foxes on their property. A third resident “didn’t have anything good to say” about the pit, telling Webb that he lost several rows of corn when earth berms were constructed and that at one time an excessive amount of trucks were going to and from the pit. In other news, several citizens who live along North Klug Road appeared before the board and complained about an increase in traffic on the road since the start of the Highway 26 bypass project. They said the traffic includes tractor-trailers and construction vehicles, and that many of the vehicles are speeding. The citizens requested help from Police Chief Tom Kunkel in enforcing the speed limit and other traffic laws, and asked about lowering the speed limit on North Klug Road. Chief Kunkel told the residents that tractor-trailers should not be using the road, and said that he would begin patrolling North Klug Road and would contact the Rock County Sheriff Department’s truck enforcement team about the issue. Board chair Bryan Meyer told the citizens that town ordinances allow the board to lower the speed limit on town roads by a maximum of ten miles per hour by adopting an ordinance after notice and a public hearing; the board placed the issue on the agenda for its August meeting. Meyer told the board that the Milton city council is considering a proposal to operate its own fire department; currently the city of Milton and the town of Milton jointly operate a fire department, splitting costs equally under an inter-governmental agreement that allows either municipality to withdraw at any time. The board also took the following actions: • raised the fire protection fee charged to owners of mobile homes and recreational vehicles (RVs) from $38 per year to $50 per year; this amount, collected by campgrounds from mobile home and RV owners, will increase by $5 per year for the next three years; • approved a conditional use permit that allows Lamar Advertising Company to place a double-sided 12’ by 25’ billboard on the north side of the intersection between County Road N and Highway 26 north of town, to compensate for the loss of traffic passing several single-sided 10’ by 20’ signs along a stretch of Highway 26 to the south of town that will be closed after the bypass project is complete; and • approved bartender license application for Charlene S. Tucker and Karen J. Ludtke.

Members of the Edgerton Common Council on July 16 unanimously agreed to purchase a photocopier for $8,095. Purchasing the copier will save the city $3,500 over a five-year period, as opposed to leasing the device, noted Ramona Flanigan, the city’s administrator. Funds available to purchase the

device in the 2012 operational budget total $1,148, leaving an estimated shortfall of $6,947. Savings from other accounts might be used to make up the shortfall. Alderpersons also agreed to replace 75 wire baskets, which hold flowers during the summer and greens during the winter, at a cost of $480.

Gravel pit saga continues

Council buys copier, baskets


Friends of the Edgerton Public Library Book Sale

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NO Friends Only Sale on Thursday. The information in the Tobacco Heritage Days schedule and book sale in last week’s Edgerton Reporter was incorrect. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused.

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Parents Please, Please take your children in the cross walk. There have been so many of children running, from the middle of the road and that is not acceptable. Thank you.

Complaint about Edgerton Police

July 9th the Realtor who is in charge of dealing with the property near ours, who is dealing with the Bank to sell this forclosed property. Advises that he believes the tenants may have left dogs inside the property. Roughly 2:30 p.m. Us neighbors tried looking in the properties windows to see if there were abandoned dogs inside... we come to find that the illegal tenants had indeed left two smaller dogs inside the property, locked in a bedroom! We all decided right away that we needed to call the police to get these possible starving dogs out quickly... so the call was called in at appproximately 2:55 p.m. and right away after that call we called the Realtor to explain what we found and that the police were called... also that the patio door off the upstairs deck, was left slightly open... He rushed out from 45 mins. away... He ended up there and yet the police had not shown up yet, so another had called the police yet again. The Realtor gave us the permission to use a ladder to get up and inside from the deck and unlock the front door. We all immediately rushed downstairs to check on these dogs and come to find that the room was wall to wall with dog urine and feces! It had looked as though they left a bowl of water (empty at this point) for these dogs at least, but between the unbelievable filth and mess left in the house, and the complete health hazard left with these dogs in a locked room, it was 100% animal cruelty! We couldn't believe these people also had 3 children living in these conditions as well! If only we had the slightest insight that these kids were living in these conditions, we would have called to report this to the schools! The worst part to all this is::: The police have been to this residence a few times and in the past and obviously didn't consider these kids living in these conditions! Also to top it off... The Realtor left the property at roughly 5:30 p.m and the Edgerton Police Dept. had not shown up to see if these dogs were taken care of! In fact, the Police decided to never even respond to the 3 total calls between two neighbors and the Realtor himself!!! LUCKILY.... and none of us would really call it that! The tenants had left a note behind with a number to call, claiming that they hadn't forgotten about these dogs, and so the Realtor had called them right after making sure the dogs had water, and they were told to come pick up their dogs or the Humane Society will have these dogs. They took roughly 30 - 45 mins. to arrive and as all us neighbors were biting our tongues, they dealt with the Realtor, claiming they had been taking care of these obviously very sick dogs and that they were planning on coming back for them (at the very least, 75% untrue). They had absolutely no care in the world with how they were treated and how the property was completely destroyed! As we all watched them drive away with these dogs, we could only be extremely upset with our Edgerton Police Dept. for never showing up, to at the very least, to give them some type of citation for cruelty to animals! We all have and always have had, the utmost respect for all law enforcement... This day, however, all of us neighbors sitting there waiting for our local police, were in complete disgust on how this was not taken seriously what so ever! Maybe they could have taken this even further and decided these children needed extra attention, if they were having to live in conditions like this! All of us neighbors would not even know where to start with describing how filthy and sick the inside of this property had become. And now these very sick looking dogs, are still in the care of these absolutely horrible people, who most likely will put their children right back into the same conditions they just left behind. Signed, Many very upset neighbors. Editor’s note: The Edgerton Reporter inquired about why the police department might not have responded. Police Chief Tom Klubertanz said the owners of the dogs came back to pick them up and the real estate agent secured the house so they felt officers were no longer needed.

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Heat strains sewer system

The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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On Friday, July 6, two workers from Alliant Energy worked for about an hour on Main Street to replace equipment and restore power to a handful of homes. Temperatures hovered at the 100-degree mark. (Edgerton Reporter photo/Mark Scarborough)

Janesville event benefits Outreach

The food pantry at Edgerton Community Outreach will benefit from a Kutter Bike Night at Kutter Harley Davidson, 3223 N. Pontiac Drive, Janesville, from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. Music will be provided by Mourning Dayze from 6:45 to 9 p.m., with net proceeds from various fundraising activities donated to the pantry.

Rock County Sheriff Report

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is advising citizens to be aware of recent scams involving “secret shopper” programs and foreign lotteries. These scams have been very active recently with such offers received by numerous Wisconsin residents over the past several months. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service estimates that nationally consumers have lost more than $42 million to scammers over

The Edgerton Police Department responded to these incidents this week: •On July 9, two people were arrested at an incident at 212 ½ W. Fulton St. A 29-year-old woman was arrested for battery and a 20-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct. •On July 11, officers responded to a complaint of unlawful use of telephone. Nobody has been arrested and officers have not talked to the suspect yet. •On July 12, a laptop valued at $600 was stolen from a vehicle at 115 Jensen St. •On July 12, a Garmin GPS unit valued at $300 was stolen from a vehicle at 1109 W. Fulton St. •On July 15, an 18-year-old man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia at the BP Stop-and-Go gas station. •On July 15, a Mongoose bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from 312 N. Main St. •On July 16, a 24-year-old woman was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct at 1213 Winston Dr.

the influent attributable to the Applewood subdivision. Influent is wastewater that flows into a treatment plant. Measuring the influent in a dry period, and again in the spring when water is higher, will provide a good idea of how much ground water is in the influent, said Houfe. The district needs to know how much ground water is in the influent because it costs more money to treat groundwater; the district wants to make sure it is treating only wastewater. The Consolidated Koshkonong Sanitary District was formed in 1971 and oversees the sanitary treatment of wastewater generated by homes around Lake Koshkonong. The district is governed by five commissioners, three of whom are each members of the town boards of Fulton, Milton and Sumner, respectively, and two of whom are members of the town board of Albion.

the past three years. One of the main techniques scammers use is to mail unsolicited checks to victims with instructions to cash the checks and then wire most of the money to an unknown location. In two common variations of the scam, victims are told either that they have won a foreign lottery, or that they have been selected to participate in a “secret shopper” program. In the lottery scheme, the

victim must cash the check and wire funds to pay “taxes and fees” before receiving the entire winnings. In the “secret shopper” scam, the victim is told that they have been selected to rate the service of certain retailers. DFI offers these tips for consumers: Be suspicious of unsolicited letters asking you to cash checks and forward funds via wire. These are almost always scams. Do not accept unsolicited offers of employment, no

matter how good they seem. If you are unsure of the validity of an offer, contact the company or individual listed on the check and ask if they actually issued it. Get a telephone number from directory assistance or another official source, rather than relying on information that might be supplied by the scammer. Consumers should be aware that playing

a foreign lottery through the mail or over the phone is a violation of federal law. Remember, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Consumers who have received offers that are bogus or appear to be bogus should contact DFI, Division of Securities Examiner James Lackery Jr., at 608-266-1365.

Quality You Expect...Service You Deserve

The Beef Is Back

Congregational UCC, 114 Henry St. will be serving Beef Sandwiches & Hot Dogs & Beverages during the Car Show!

We have shade too!

Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days

2012 Rock Soccer Club rocks on


the modifications to the transformers will be phased in, with several transformers being moved each year for the next several years. While heat bakes the air above, water batters the earth below: Houfe told the commissioners that a routine inspection of pipes revealed a break in a joint in a pipe located near the Lake House Inn on the western shore of Lake Koshkonong. The break is minor; it does not constitute an emergency. Houfe said repairing the pipe will be relatively easy because it is located 20 feet from a manhole. The inspection was part of a rolling five-year survey that encompasses spot checks of all the pipes maintained by the district. Houfe told the commissioners the break would likely not have been detected without a special camera that the district purchased in 2004. In other news, the district plans to borrow a baseline flow meter in order to measure, over the span of a month,

Be on the alert for ‘secret shopper,” foreign lottery scams, state agency warns

The Rock County Sheriff’s Department reported these incidents this week: •On July 10, an AR-15 Noveske rifle, $6,000 in cash and a Garmin GPS unit were stolen from a truck at 11215 N. Iva Dr., Milton. The green bankers bag that the money was in was found empty in the front yard. •On July 13, Ryan L. Hoffman was arrested for disorderly conduct at Motel 51, 5211 N. Hwy 51, after pushing and grabbing his soon-to-be ex-wife’s arm during an argument.

The Spring 2012 Rock Soccer Club -Edgerton, soccer team consisted of: Tyler Ciebell, Ernie Cottier, Maria Cottier, Judy Lynn Cottier, Caleb Mills, Paul Kersten, Adam Erspamer, David Sears, Alejandro Diaz, Antonio Diaz, Tim Mikulcik; special guest players and subs were: David Gonzalez, Cesar Gonzalez, Donovan Fjelstad, Travis Fuller, and Jovany Ochoa. April through September encompasses Spring soccer. During the season, eight (8) games were played, four (4) at the home field and four (4) away games; the farthest away was in Platteville. All put in a great effort and improved their soccer skills. Work obligations and other prior-made commitments dictated that most games were played short-handed; the Mother’s Day soccer game truly showed spectators the stamina and persistence our Edgerton Soccer Club players are made of, as the visiting coach had the option whether or not to agree to play short-handed also. He opted not to. So the Edgerton team played eight (8) on eleven (11) the entire hour and half game. Rock on RSC Edgerton Tiders!!

The recent heat wave has pushed electrical transformers and backup power supplies maintained by the Consolidated Koshkonong Sanitary District to the breaking point. At the district’s monthly meeting, held on July 11, field operations manager David Houfe Jr., told commissioners that all but one of district’s transformers, which convert electrical power necessary to operate pumping stations at the heart of the district’s wastewater treatment system, overheated at some point during the recent heat wave. Each transformer was eventually brought back online. Houfe told the commissioners that the most cost-effective long-term solution is to move transformers out of enclosed metal panels, where they overheat more frequently. It costs $600 to move a transformer, as opposed to $800 to purchase an uninterrupted power supply for a transformer. The board approved Houfe’s plan to move the transformers. Houfe said

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Church Directory

THE OAKLAND-CAMBRIDGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 313 E. Main St. Cambridge, WI 53523 608-423-3001 Sandra Nuernberg, Pastor Communion celebrated first Sunday of each month

Sunday 9:00 a.m. Church School (All Ages) 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Fellowship † † † BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH Home of the Utica Christian School 2095 Highway W, Utica

Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Morning Service 11:15 a.m. - Sunday School (all ages) 6:00 p.m. - Evening Service †† † BUSSEYVILLE CHURCH Rev. Richard Lewis, Pastor 884-8138

Sunday 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School Sunday Service call Pastor Lewis † † † CONGREGATIONAL United Church of Christ Pastor Lora Whitten All are welcome! 114 N. Henry Street Telephone 884-6514 Wheel Chair accessible Child Care Available

Sunday Summer Schedule 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.- Worship † † †

ALBION PRAIRIE METHODIST CHURCH 336 Craig Road Rev. Richard Lewis, Pastor 884-3138

Sunday Sunday Service call Pastor Lewis † † †

ABUNDANT GRACE CHURCH FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 3105 Hwy. 59 & County N Pastor Steve Stauffacher

Saturday 6:30 p.m. - Worship Service † † †

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 726 South Main St. Edgerton, WI 53534 884-8614 Pastor Karla Brekke Website: www.TrinityEdgerton.Org e-mail:

Karla’s Cell Phone: 608-751-0345

Sunday Summer Hours 9:00 a.m. - Worship Service † † † EAST KOSHKONONG LUTHERAN CHURCH 454 East Church Road Cambridge, WI 53523 Church Office 423-3017 Pastor Margo Martens Communion every Sunday

Sunday -July 22nd 9:00 a.m. Worship † † †

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 590 S. Saint Joseph Circle Edgerton Parish Priest: Rev. David Timmerman St. Joseph - Edgerton - 884-3038 St. Pius X - Cambridge - 608-423-3015

**** Saturday 5:00 p.m. - Mass - St. Joseph Sunday 8:30 a.m. - St. Pius X Cambridge 10:30 a.m. - Mass - St. Joseph 5:00 p.m. - St. Pius X Cambridge

Weekdays 8:00 a.m. - Thurs. & Fri. - St. Joseph 8:00 a.m. - Tues. & Wed. - St. Pius X Cambridge ***

Holy Days of Obligation: As announced. For annointing of the sick call the Parish Office (especially for the home-boumd or hospitalized.

††† COOKSVILLE LUTHERAN CHURCH Junction State Rd 59, 38 and Tolles Road Cooksville, WI Wednesday 7:30 p.m. - Choir Sunday Summer Schedule 9:00 a.m. - Worship Special Sundays

MARY LOU DONSTAD June 10th - Heritage Sunday -Bugenhaen Service Mary Lou Donstad, 70, of EdgerJune 17th - Father’s Day ton, passed away on Tuesday, July June 24th - Ukranian Service 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital Med† † † ical Center, Madison, with her loving family by her ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH side. She was 207 East High Street born on August Pastor Carl W. Seeger 20, 1941, in Get608-884-3515 tysburg, PA, daughter of the Childcare and Preschool Oscar and late Monday thru Friday (884-6705) Lillian (Dennis) Wednesday Rippberger. She 5:00 p.m. Confirmation Class was united in (during school year) marriage on Sep6:30 p.m. - Worship Service Sunday tember 8, 1961, 9:00 a.m. - Worship Service to John Donstad at Central Lutheran 10:15 a.m. - Sunday School Church, Edgerton. She was a mem(during school year) ber of Central Lutheran Church. ††† Mary enjoyed cooking, baking, CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH going for rides with John and Angel, 100 West Rollin going to Ray's, spending holidays Edgerton, WI 53534 her family, but her special love with 608-884-9418 was just being with her grandchilPastor Jim Johnson Pastor Jason Chesnut dren. Air Conditioned She is survived by her loving Handicapped accessible husband of 50 years, John of EdgerNursery Available Weekday Preschool: September-May ton; two sons, John (Connie) Donstad and Dan (Sally) Donstad, both Thursday of Edgerton; six grandchildren; one 5:30 p.m. - Worship great-grandson; three sisters, Jane Sunday (Richard) Clarke of Milton, Patricia 9:00 a.m - Worship Service Burg of Belvidere, Ill, Pamela (Terry) ††† Streuly of Janesville; two brothers, ALBION SEVENTH DAY Richard (Carol) Rippberger of BAPTIST CHURCH 616 Albion Road, (Rural)Edgerton Edgerton and Robert (Cheryl) RippPastor Jeff Bloedel berger of Janesville; many nieces, ((608) 561-7450 or nephews and cousins. She was preWednesday ceded in death by two sisters, Shirley 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study, open discus- Willie and Alice Pollet. sion Funeral services were held at Saturday Noon, on Monday, July 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. - Sabbath School Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton, 11:00 a.m. - Worship Service with Rev. James Johnson officiating. Fellowship meals are first Sabbath Burial was in Fassett Cemetery. of each month follows service. Friends called at the church on MonCommunion is first Sabbath of each day, July 16, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. quarter (Jan., Apr., July, Oct) until the time of the service. “Like” us on Facebook: SeventhThe Ehlert Funeral Home and Day-Baptist-Church of Albion Cremation Services of Edgerton, as†† † sisted. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 112 Albion Street Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 884-6931 Rev. Jean Bartlett Church Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 Monday thru Thursday Wheelchair accessible, nursery provided

Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.-Worship Service Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - Mid-Week Worship Vacation Bible School Operation Overboard Vacation Bible School July 8 - July 12 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Ages 3 years to entering 6th grade in the fall, Free, Dinner provided † † † FULTON CHURCH (Evangelical) “The Light in the Country” Pastor Larry MacKenzie 9209 N. Fulton St., Edgerton (One Block west of Cty. H in Fulton) 884-8512

Rock County Council on Aging Golden Diners Dining Centers and Home Delivered Meals July 18, - July 25, 2012 The Gathering Place 715 Campus Lane, Milton, WI Meals served at Noon Managers: Lynn Kevern & Kari Bachinski

Substitutions: LS=Low Sodium D=Diabetic Other special diets available upon request. Milk is served with all meals. Coffee and tea are served with dining center meals. Reservations are required. To reserve a meal or cancel a meal, call by noon of the prior business day. Suggested donation for each meal: $3.25 (dining center) $3.65 (home delivered) To Find Out More—To Make a Reservation —To Cancel a Reservation call 757-5474.

Wednesday, July 18th Beer Stew, Tossed Salad, Baking Powder Biscuit, Peas. Thursday, July 19th Turkey Pasta Salad, Pea Salad, Wheat Roll, Mixed Fruit, Cake. Sunday Friday, July 20th Summer Schedule Runs through Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Labor Day Gravy, Broccoli, Wheat Bread, ManSunday darin Oranges. 8:30 a.m. Coffee Hour Monday, July 23rd 9:00 a.m. Worship Service Turkey Broccoli Rice Casserole, Squash, Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Wheat Bread, Choc Chip Cookie. Tuesday, July 24th Cowboy Stew, Tossed Salad, Wheat Airman 1st Class Jenna R. Lins- Dinner Roll, Hot Spiced Apples. Wednesday, July 25th ley graduated from basic military Hot Dog w/Bun, Baked Beans, training at Lackland Air Force Base, Broccoli Salad, Jello w/Fruit. San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Linsley is the daughter of Sandra and Michael Linsley of Edgerton and is a 2011 graduate of Edgerton High School.


Karen A. Thompson, age 69 of Monroe, died on Friday, July 13, 2012, at U.W. HospitaL in Madison. She was born on October 5, 1942, in Edgerton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Stanley and Ella (Lund) Pierce. She was a 1960 graduate of Edgerton High School. Karen and Gerald Thompson were married on October 17, 1965. She worked as a programmer at the The Swiss Colony for over 40 years. Karen was a member of Hope Evangelical Free Church, Sons of Norway, and Women of the Moose Lodge #599. She enjoyed bowling, volleyball, softball, playing cards, and she had a passion for photography. Karen enjoyed showing horses when she was younger. She loved spending time in the pool with her family. She is survived by her husband, Gerald of Monroe; children, Chad Thompson of Madison, Tracy (Jerome) Wild of Monroe; grandchildren, Gabriel of Madison, Jacob, Hannah and Isaac Wild all of Monroe. She is predeceased by her parents and a sister Mary Pierce. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, with Pastor Rick Hayworth officiating. Burial will be in the Albion Prairie Cemetery in Edgerton. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home of Monroe, Wis., is assisting the family.

United Way First Call Resource and Referral

Beginning July 23, 2012, United Way’s First Call Resource and Referral will be integrated into the state 2-1-1 system. 2-1-1 provides a single access point to the community’s full range of social, health, and government services. Callers can easily and quickly connect to the services they need, anywhere in the service area. Calls to 211 are fee; services are multilingual and the call center is staffed several days a week, twentyfour hours a day. All calls are confidential. Callers are connected to Information and Referral Specialists who are trained to seek out necessary information, assess the situation, and identify the organization and service that is best suited to provide the assistance they need. Callers can explain their situation in their own words and get the help they need.

Al-Anon Group new to Edgerton

There will be a new Al-Anon Group starting on July 23, 2012. If you are interested or know someone who would need this type of group, please come or tell him/her about it. They will be meeting Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Central Lutheran Church, 100 Rollin Street, Edgerton, Wis. For more information, please call 884-2805.

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Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra performs “Children’s Dreams”

It is with the hope that their music will make many hearts sing this summer that Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra musicians are joining with area students to present “Children’s Dreams.” Dedicated to promoting music and music education during the summer months while helping the community, Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra offers free summer classes in music, instrument training, etc. for those students who wish to continue their passion for the arts. Our first classes will see 45 students from the region joining the TCCO for our July music performances. “Children’s Dreams” will be performed at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at The River of Life Methodist Church, 511 Public Avenue, Beloit and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the 2nd Congregational Church, 657 Bluff Street, also Beloit. The program for this summer’s “Children’s Dreams” concert includes; John Williams - Harry Potter Medley; Arcangelo Corelli - Sonata in E minor; Deborah B. Monday Saint Anthony’s Corale; And: Music to showcase our students Both performances are free to the public with donations accepted to benefit Project 16:49 supporting homeless children of Rock County. Director of Project 16:49 Anne Forbeck will be on hand with children from this program who will watch the student musicians playing with TCCO members. TCCO was founded, by Dr. Ian

Nie, Beloit College professor of music and board member of the Beloit Janesville Symphony. Nie says he believes it is essential to promote music and teaching during the summer months when there is virtually no activity, musically. In its inaugural season, the TCCO is a coalition of musicians from various orchestras, including the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra and Rock Prairie Chamber Orchestra. TCCO musicians share the goal of helping to educate our potential patrons to the joys of the literature with the hope that they will be more aware of classical music. Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to offer the public a series of summer “pop” type concerts that will be held at different lothroughout Southern cations Wisconsin . Our August concert will be held at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, at 3 p.m. , Sunday, Aug. 26. This will be a fundraiser for both TCCO and Project 16:49 with an admission fee charged. There will be a raffle, and silent auction items with proceeds going to support the mission of TCCO and Project 16:49. (tickets available at the door)

Alumni of Blackhawk Technical College are encouraged to visit the Craig Avenue Pavilion on Sunday, July 29 from 3-6 p.m. As special guest recognition, visiting alumni may claim a $5 food voucher, compliments of the Alumni Association, to use on that day at any of the fair food vendors. The BTC Alumni Association was founded to develop stronger relationships between graduates, former students, and friends, as well as support and promote the goals, activities and interests of the college within the community. All Blackhawk Technical College graduates of degree and certificate programs are entitled to a free membership in the

BTC Alumni Association. Alumni also benefit from networking and job opportunities, social events and discounts to area businesses. As alumni journey through their careers, the Alumni Association believes that Blackhawk Technical College will remain a special and cherished time in your life. Every Blackhawk student remains an important member of the college community and its tradition of excellence. Blackhawk Technical College is reaching out to former graduates and wants to reconnect with its alumni. Visit online at: to register and stay in touch with the college and your classmates.

For additional information on concerts and the TCCO, please visit our website: or contact: or by phone: (815) 988-9650.

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A sincere “thank you” to Alan Lemke, President of the Edgerton Arts Council and Jill Brown, Vice President along with the Board members and numerous volunteers for the efforts given to make our 9th annual early music concert, such a success on Friday, July 6th. Thanks also goes to David Kotwitz and the staff of Piggly Wiggly for enclosing flyers about the concert in grocery bags a week before this event. I also want to thank visitors from Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, as well as our Edgerton community for their support of this benefit. I’m so proud to share the efforts made by our city government and members of the beautification committee for the trees planted in the parkway and the flowering baskets that line our streets. Visitors and we the residents of Edgerton are fortunate to share this beautification with each other. Last of all I want to thank those brave hearts that were in attendance at the Early Music Concert despite the intense heat. The efforts you put forth are appreciated by the musicians and the Art’s Council. Thank you all, most sincerely, Bill Wartmann

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Rollin and Sally Natter celebrate 60 years

Rollin and Sally Natter were married on July 19, 1952 in Edgerton, Wisconsin. They are both retired teachers and restaurant owners. Their family members are David and Beth Natter and their children Gretchen and Anders (AJ), and Dan and Kim Natter and their children Jennifer and Jason and wife Jessica with 10 month old great-grandson Pierce Rollin.


Great-Great Grandmother Rosemary not in picture. Center Great-Grandfather, Tim Campion, San Diego, Calif; on the right Grandfather, Brian Campion, Texas; on the left mother, Sarah Campion and baby Piper, also of Texas.

David Petry, a student at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., has been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence for the spring 2012 semester. David is the son of Jack and Betty Petry from Milton, Wis. The Dean's List honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater. Bethel University is a leader in

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Maurice and Debra (Ziebell) Webb celebrate 40th

Maurice and Debra (Ziebell) Webb will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 22. They were married at St. John Lutheran Church in Edgerton, in 1972. After farming for the first 7 years of their marriage, they moved to Brodhead until 1995. They currently live in Edgerton.

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Great-Grandmother, Rosemary is shown holding baby Sarah. Standing is the baby’s father, Brian (Left) and grandfather, Tim. A fact, which is interesting, is that they are all 25 years apart.

Edgerton library summer program finale The finale of the Edgerton Public Library summer reading program will be held at the Albion Street building from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, according to Library Director Sherry Machones. Featuring a Hollywood theme, the event may include “a surprise super star guest,� Machones added. The event will showcase events held

John & Kathie Helgestad are celebrating 40 years of marital bliss.

Please come help them celebrate this big occasion with an Open House on July 28, 2-6 p.m. at Lakeview Campground.

Honoring our Tobacco Heritage!

Bill & Dee Riley’s 50th Anniversary

John and Katie Helgestad will celebrate their 40th

John and Kathie Helgestad will celebate their 40th wedding anniversary on July 29th. They were married at Central Lutheran Church in Edgerton in 1972. Their family includes two children, Chris (Peggy) of Spencer and Heather of Edgerton and three grandsons, Daniel, Justin and Sam.


Richie and Kelly Poff are very proud to announce the birth of their son, Adam Miles, born at Meriter Hospital in Madison on March 23, 2012 at 11:13 p.m. Adam weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/4 inches long. Adam was welcomed home by his big sister Ashley and big brother Aarin and Alex. Maternal grandparents are Mike Weisensel (Cathy Fishel) and the late Debbie Weisensel of Edgerton. Paternal grandparents are Richard (Dick) Poff and Cindy Poff, also of Edgerton. Great-grandparents include Jim and Marilyn Matysik of Genoa, Wis., the late Harold and Grace Poff of Waukesha, the late Jim and Onie Weisensel and the late Gus and Sadie Oberg all from Edgerton.


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throughout the year at the library, the director said. The results of a computer game competition will also be announced. A photo booth will be set up. A Grauman’s Chinese Theatre-style sidewalk art show will allow visitors to became famous for a few seconds by dipping their hands in sidewalk paint and leaving their handprints behind.

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Edgerton’s history celebrated Section 3, page 6

The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Edgerton, Fulton: 1873

This history of Edgerton, Wis., was written for the “Combination Atlas Map of Rock County, Wisconsin,” which was published in 1873 by Everts, Baskin & Stewart, of Chicago, Ill.

This village is located in the town of Fulton, about one mile west of Rock River, on the line of the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. It was laid out about 1853, by Mr. L.H. Page. The place contains about one thousand inhabitants, mostly of American descent, energetic and enterprising, as the growth and prosperity of their place indicate. There are at present three churches within the town limits, and one Catholic church close by. These are all good and commodious buildings, doing credit to the village and the societies owning them. There is one graded school, three hotels, thirteen stores, shops, etc., one flouring-mill, and one brick company, manufacturing about two million bricks annually. The brick are white, and the material from which they are made is practically inexhaustible. Great quantities are shipped to Chicago and various other points throughout the country. There is also a great amount of grain shipped from the place. The tobacco trade of Edgerton is probably larger than any other town in the state. They shipped during the year 1872 twelve thousand (tobacco) cases of four hundred pounds each. Fulton Township might, with propriety, be called the “Connecticut” of the West. There is more tobacco grown in it than in any other town in the county, if not in the state. The soil is very rich, and in every way adapted to the growing of this product. Many of the most wealthy farmers have given their attention almost exclusively to the cultivating of this article. Of the men most extensively engaged in growing tobacco are Mr. Orrin Pomeroy, Robert Stone, and James Van Etta, proprietor of the “Hillside Farm.” Mr. Pomeroy’s farm is a very beautiful tract of land lying between Fulton Village and Edgerton. The improvements are first class throughout. Mr. Stone is the largest proprietor in the town, and has a very beautiful location on Rock River, a short distance south of Fulton Village.

The Richardson Marina, once located in the business building that would later house Fin’s Restaurant and Bar, flourished at the corner of Ellendale Road and Highway 59 from the 1960s through the 1980s. The marina was operated by Roy and Wayne Richardson, sons of Fred Richardson Sr. and Leona (Harvey) Richardson. The Richardson family arrived in this part of southern Wisconsin in the early 1850s and ran a ferry across the Rock River here in the 1860s. Their across-the-river neighbors were the Peck and Goodrich families. The first school in Newville was established in an outbuilding on the farm of William Anson Goodrich, a brother to the man who created the Milton House traveler’s inn. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough)

At least from the late 1930s to the early 1980s, Edgerton’s First National Bank was located on West Fulton Street, where Dragon, a Chinese restaurant, is found now. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough)

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Henry Vilas Zoo’s newest addition to its harbor seal family is one for the record books, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced during the second week of June. A female harbor seal was born to 42-year-old parents Betty and Blacky last month and they are now the oldest harbor seal parents on record in the Association of Zoos and Aquaria (AZA). “The longevity and health of our harbor seals, and the arrival of our record breaking seal pup, are testaments to our world-class zoo and staff,” said Parisi. “I encourage everyone to come welcome the newest member of our zoo family in the days and weeks ahead.” Parsi added that people should watch and the zoo’s Facebook page for details on an upcoming naming contest for the new seal pup. The new seal pup will be on display for limited periods during the day as baby gains strength, and continues to get swimming lessons from its mom. The birth announcement was delayed as zookeepers worked tirelessly with mom and baby to ensure the new addition’s survival. Betty has

been very attentive to her pup from the beginning, but was having trouble producing milk. Zoo animal and veterinarian staff stepped in to help assist in rearing the pup by tube feeding her every four hours during her first two weeks of life. “It takes a lot of time and dedication to care for our animals at Henry Vilas Zoo, especially in critical care cases such as the seal pup,” said Zoo Director Ronda Schwetz. “During this time we watched development of the pup seven days a week from sun up to sun down. We take pride in our work and our ability to care for the diverse species that call our zoo home.” After feeding and weighing the pup several times a day to make sure she was healthy and developing properly, zoo staff would return the pup to her mother to help with bonding – an instinct that’s crucial to survival in the wild. Because the mother must leave the pup on land when she goes to hunt for food, bonding helps the mother find the right baby when she returns from hunting to nurse. Generally seal pups are very precocious and are weaned in four to six weeks. The zoo’s pup has been developing right on track and is getting stronger each day. Zoo staff con-

sulted with the Harbor Seal Species Survival Plan (SSP) expert and other seal experts across the country to ensure the steps they were taking would bolster the health of the pup. Emergency care for the new seal pup was made possible in part through the zoo’s Animal Welfare Fund. “Our free zoo benefits greatly from the tremendous support its gets from the community,” said Dane County Supervisor Chuck Erikson, whose district includes the Henry Vilas Zoo. “These partnerships help keep our animals healthy and keep our zoo a great destination for all visitors.” Visitors can see all of the county’s zoo family every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zoo admission and parking are free to the public.

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Late slide ends Stricker’s reign at John Deere Classic The Edgerton Reporter Section 3, Page 8

By Bob Samuelson

SILVIS, Ill.–Last year Steve Stricker three-peated at the John Deere Classic in incredible fashion. The Edgerton native put himself in position again this year, but just could not make the four-peat happen. Stricker came up short of making history when he tied for fifth in the tournament played at TPC Deere Run. He had won the event three years running and was attempting to become just the fifth player to win an event four straight times. He was attempting to join a group that includes Tom Morris Jr., Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods. Seeking his second victory of the season and the 13th of his career, Stricker shot a 1-under 70 during Sunday’s final round to finish at 16under 268, four shots behind Zach Johnson and Troy Matteson. Stricker birdied Nos. 2 and 3 and moved within one shot of the lead with another birdie on 11. He was in prime position to make a late run until he bogeyed Nos. 14 and 15 holes. Certainly the frustrating thing for Stricker was that he had played those two holes in a combined 6-under in the first three rounds. He kept his slim hopes for a fourth straight title alive with a birdie on No. 16 but followed that with a bogey on the 17th hole, which

dropped him to 16 under and four shots off the pace, ending his chances of making a late run. “It was fun trying to do it,” Stricker told reporters. “It was fun, but I think it was the putter this week. It was hot and cold.” Johnson ended Stricker’s reign with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Matteson, who had led since the first round and played with Stricker. Johnson set up the birdie when he hit a 6-iron from a bunker located 193 yards out and to the left of the 18th fairway that rolled up to less than a foot from the cup for an easy birdie. In comparison, Matteson’s approach landed 43 feet from the pin. Both settled for double-bogey 6 on the first playoff hole. It was the ninth career victory for Johnson, the 2007 Masters champion. It was also his second victory of the year. He also won at the Colonial. Johnson and Matteson both finished regulation at 20-under 264. Johnson shot a final round 6under 65, while Matteson closed with a 69. Matteson held the lead all three days until he picked up a doublebogey on the 15th, which dropped him to 18 under and a stroke behind Johnson. However, he got those two shots back with an eagle on the par-5 17th when he sank a 60-footer.

The key to Johnson’s late surge was playing bogey-free and birdying three of his last six holes. Stricker started the day three shots off the lead after a 66 on Saturday vaulted him into second place after opening the tournament with rounds of 65 and 67. He trailed Matteson, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, by five shots at one point during the back nine on Saturday and then went on a birdie binge. A 76-yard wedge shot to the par4 14th green landed two feet from the hole and set up the first of four straight birdies. He holed a 5-footer on 15, a 6footer on 16 and an 11-footer on the par-5 17th after missing the fairway with his tee shot and sending his approach into a greenside bunker. His birdie run ended with a bogey on the 18th after hitting his tee shot into a grove of trees on the right side of the fairway. It was the 37th under-par round for Stricker in 39 attempts at Deere Run. He is 110-under par at the course since the John Deere Classic moved there in 2000. “I got her going on the back, and I needed to do that,” Stricker said. “It was a good way to finish. It put me in a good spot for (Sunday).” Unfortunately, not good enough to complete the four-peat and get a Steve Stricker walks off the course after finishing his first round last Thursday. Stricker, the three time place in history. defending champion of the John Deere Classic, shot a first-round six under par 65. (Getty Images)

Tigers solve Lange mystery, solidify first place By Michael Gouvion Reporter Staff

Matt Buhrow allowed four runs (only one earned) while striking out seven on Sunday. (Edgerton Reporter photo/Michael Gouvion)

The Albion Tigers solved the mystery that was Orfordville Orioles’ pitcher Joe Lange. The Tigers dug themselves an early 2-0 hole but would climb out of it after a five run fifth inning to defeat the Orioles 6-4 and improve their southeast section record to 121. In their July 4 matchup, Lange dominated the Tigers to the tune of a 5-1 win for Orfordville. But the second time around would result in a much different outcome. Trevor Kinnett started the big fifth inning with a single and Casey Schmeling followed with a walk. Zach Nelson hit a high chopper just in front of home plate that the Orfordville catcher fielded and threw to third base for the force out. However, head coach Ben Towns said he saw something different, like many other players and fans. “[The play] was right in front of me at third base,” Towns said. “It seemed pretty apparent to me that Joe Cox, their third baseman, had pulled his foot off [the base] because I don’t think he was expect-

Marty Johnson slides safely into third base Thursday. (Edgerton Reporter photo/Michael Gouvion)

Fox helps boat qualify for World Championships By Michael Gouvion Reporter Staff

Edgerton native and United States rower Ryan Fox’s boat has qualified for the 2012 World Rowing Championships beginning August 15 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Fox, who is part of the team which qualified in the lightweight men’s eight race, said this will be his fourth time racing at the World Championships. Fox brought home a silver medal from the 2009 championships in the lightweight men’s eight and finished in 10th and 13th places the other two times in the lightweight men’s four. In order to make it to the world

championships, Fox had to beat out many others from the U.S. “Our coach put out a word this summer that he was going to host a training camp and the eight guys that came out of that camp would race at trials and the winner of trials gets to represent the U.S. at World Championships,” Fox said. Now that Fox has made it through the first difficult stage, he said it feels great. “Being able to compete at a high level and represent Edgerton, Wisconsin and the U.S. at an international regatta is pretty exciting,” Fox said. However, Fox added that the competition is going to be pretty tough. “No one’s there because they’re

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ing the throw to come. To be honest, I thought Trevor [Kinnett] just beat it there as well.” After an intense discussion between Towns and the umpires, and the ejection of one Albion player, Aaron Laskowski came up the next pitch and tripled in two runs. Towns said he was hoping the controversial call wouldn’t hurt them. “The very next pitch, Aaron puts a triple in the gap,” an upbeat Towns said. “It was huge for us to build off of that.” The Tigers totaled 11 hits off Lange, which was five more than the last time they faced him. “When we saw him 10 days ago, I don’t think we hit more than one or two balls hard and they both went for outs,” Towns said. “We had five or six singles that day and they were all just bleeders that got through. “Today, we probably had 15 balls that we hit hard. We had some balls that were hit hard for outs too.” Towns said he was pleased with how the team learned from seeing Lange the first time. “We knew that he was going to be around the plate and I think now that we had seen his curveball from before, we knew it broke hard and

we knew it broke late,” Towns said. “Four or five of the balls we hit hard today were that good curveball.” The Tigers scored their other run in the second inning after Ryan Stace led off with a single and Kyle Johnson followed with a double. Jesse Appel would ground out to score the run. Towns said it was important to stop the bleeding right away. “You score a run to build a little confidence and [say], ‘hey, we are going to score runs today,’” Towns said. Stace, Laskowski, Adam Gregory and Kyle Johnson all had two hits for the Tigers. Matt Buhrow outdueled Lange on the mound, allowing four runs (one earned) on 11 hits and no walks while striking out seven. Buhrow said getting the one run back in the second inning to cut the deficit to one and the big fifth inning helped his confidence after the tough first inning. “When we got that big inning, I had so much confidence where you can just throw strikes and let them hit the ball because you got a four run lead so that worked out pretty good,” Buhrow said. “I struggled in

the beginning because I missed up. After that, I just buckled down and started hitting the spots.” Lange pitched all nine innings for Orfordville, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out 11. Lange was also 3 for 5 at the plate with two RBIs. Buhrow said anytime you can beat Lange is a great feeling. “It’s one of the best feelings, just beating him,” Buhrow said. “It’s not like beating Utica. It’s not like beating Jefferson. He’s tough. He’s probably one of the best pitchers in the league and that was really fun.” With the win, Buhrow improved his record to 7-0 on the season. Josh Eastman got the save after finishing the final two innings for the Tigers. Eastman lowered his ERA to 1.43. Although the win gives the Tigers a two game lead over Orfordville and Utica with three games left, Towns said first place isn’t locked up yet. “[The win] hasn’t clinched anything for us yet but it put us back in the driver’s seat,” Towns said. The Tigers take on Utica this Sunday at Albion Park after Friday’s game against Lake Mills at Racetrack Park.

The Albion Tigers improved their Eastern Night League record to 6-1 with a 5-inning, 10-0 drubbing of the Marshall Firemen Thursday evening behind a strong pitching effort by Adam Gregory. Gregory allowed just two base runners on one hit and one walk while striking out five in the five inning complete game performance. Gregory hadn’t thrown from the mound in a while but said his arm felt good. “I was hitting my spots,” Gregory said. “My curveball and changeup were working really well. [Ryan] Stace did a good job behind the plate calling the game.” Four out of five of Gregory’s strikeouts were looking and head coach Ben Towns said that is a sign

that he was indeed hitting his spots. Thursday night was the first time Gregory had thrown a changeup in a game. “Maybe that will be my new pitch to put away people,” a laughing Gregory added. The Tigers’ bats were quiet the first three innings, scoring one unearned run on a throwing error by Marshall’s center fielder. However, the fourth and fifth innings would be a different story as they would score four runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth to runrule the Firemen. “Once we got the sticks going, it was a good night for us,” Towns said. The rally in the fourth started with a double by Jamie Shelley. After three straight walks, Bryant Schulte would knock in two runs with a single.

In the fifth inning, Stace led off with a hit-by-pitch and Jim Eastman followed him with a single. A couple batters later, Dan Millar would double in two runs and Pete Millar would follow with a two run single. Tim Houfe would finish off the scoring on the night with the final RBI single. Although Marshall started with only eight players and the game was pretty one-sided, Towns said there is still something the Tigers can learn from this game. “Whether you’re playing against Orfordville on Sunday or playing against eight guys to start a game, you try to take the same approach at the plate, still get a good at-bat, still get after the pitches you want to get after,” Towns said.

Albion dominates Marshall, moves to 6-1

not a fast boat,” Fox said. “We’ve had some pretty good times during training and we want to go there to win.” Not a lot of people are able to say they’ve won a gold medal at the World Championships but bringing back the top honor would be a great payoff for all the hard work and time the team has put in, Fox said. Fox graduated from UW-Madison in 2009. Fellow UW-Madison alumnus Anders Corbett will be another rower and current UW-Madison senior Eric Rhiel will serve as the coxswain. Corbett is from Madison and Rhiel is from Menomonie. Edgerton native Ryan Fox (top/left boat, above coxswain) qualified for his fourth rowing World ChamFox began rowing his freshman pionships, which will take place in August in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Here Fox is picture on a practice run beyear at UW-Madison as a walk-on fore the U.S. Championship final July 11. (Photo submitted by Holly Fox) Continued on page 9

Disrude striding toward Chicago Marathon after stroke

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By Michael Gouvion Reporter Staff

Physical education and health teacher. Wrestling coach. Runner. Works out all the time. Nobody would have thought former Edgerton resident Kirk Disrude was in prime position for a stroke. “There’s really nothing that would have let me think that I was a candidate or had any precursors that would have led me to having a stroke,” Disrude said. But in September last year the unthinkable happened. Disrude, 38years-old at the time, had a stroke that temporarily took away most feeling in the right side of his body, his writing ability and ability to process words. Just over a year later, Disrude, who lived in Edgerton until sixth grade, plans on running in the Chicago Marathon in October. After having the stroke, Disrude admitted he had the “why me?” thought come through his head a few times but credits his wife Beth for the encouragement she provided and how she would think about the steps of getting back into the routine. “[I thought] I can either be a victim of it or I can overcome it and I can make it be a good experience and that’s what I’ve tried to do,” Disrude said. Disrude, who has taught in the

Maine Township School District in northern Illinois for the past 13 years, used a workshop he participated in before last school year to make plans for his long term sub. The workshop was one on how to get kids engaged in a project where you give them pieces of it and they have to come together with a solution. “It was a pretty ambiguous project and what I did is I contacted the person who was my long-term sub and I was like, ‘Hey, here’s what I want to do. I want to create this project for my students,’” Disrude said. The class had a note in front of them describing Disrude’s stroke and telling them what he needed, which was nutritional advice, therapy advice and things he could do to start getting back on track. “It was just amazing the projects they did,” Disrude said. “It was just phenomenal the work they put together. Now that Disrude is able to run and train with his wife for the Chicago Marathon, they are running at least five days per week. Recovery runs can be as short as three miles while some runs might be as long as 13 miles. Disrude said the longest run they will do before the marathon will be 20-21 miles. “It’s just one more step to prove that my therapy is going well and my recovery is good,” Disrude said. “I think the biggest part is just run-

ning it for everyone who has been a victim or knows someone who has been a victim of a stroke that aren’t able to run or be as mobile. “I just realize how blessed I am with the rehab I have and how my body was able to come back.” Disrude again credited his wife for her encouraging words on their runs. “At certain mileage my foot starts getting a little numb and it starts creeping up my leg,” Disrude said. “My body’s telling me to stop and my mind is saying there’s no reason to and then having her to help me through it … it makes it that much easier to keep going.” Disrude has never run in a marathon before but has participated in several 5K runs and triathlons of different sizes. Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., where Disrude’s wife took him last September, is now using Disrude as a way to promote the medical center. Throughout the past year, Disrude has learned many lessons but one main lesson sticks out. “I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is as bad as things can seem to be, there’s always going to be something that comes out of it,” Disrude said. “Those weeks of going to therapy and trying to realize what my life was going to be like and … I’m stronger as a result of it.”

1 on the season. Courtney Boss drove in what proved to be the winning run in the first game and then pitched a two-hit shutout in the second game. The righthander, who will be a junior at Edgerton High this fall, gave up singles in the first and fifth innings, struck out nine and walked two. “Courtney pitched really well,” said Edgerton coach Tony DeWar. “We really did not do a lot of damage from a hitting aspect.” Edgerton did rack up 13 hits

against Jefferson in the second game and got three-hit performances from both Jana Plautz and Tiana Eastman and two hits from Erica Richardson. Richardson also gave up only three hits while pitching the first game, but the Riptide had to come back from a 7-4 deficit. The Green Machine scored a run in the top of the first inning, but Edgerton came back to plate four runs in the home half of the inning.

Former Edgerton resident Kirk Disrude runs with his wife Beth and their child. Disrude had a stroke in September 2011 and is now training to run in the Chicago Marathon in October. Disrude is a teacher and wrestling coach in the Maine Township School District in Illinois. (Photo courtesy of Kirk Disrude)

Riptide softball team finds two ways to win, improves to 6-1 on season By Bob Samuelson

The Edgerton Riptide chalked up two more wins but did so in dramatically different fashion. After coming from behind to eke out an 8-7 victory over the Green Machine in the first game, the Riptide pulled away in the middle innings of the nightcap and cruised to a 12-0 win over Jefferson in summer softball action on June 9 at Racetrack Park. Both games were called after five innings as Edgerton improved to 6-

Julia Snell singled, stole second base and scored on a Boss single. Loren Splitter later delivered a two run single, followed that by stealing second base and then scored on an Eastman single. But the Riptide’s 4-1 lead quickly disappeared as the Green Machine pushed across six runs in the second inning. “We got in trouble with walks and hit batters,” DeWar said. “But

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The U12 Edgerton Travel Team won the third annual Cambridge CAP Little League Tournament June 23. Pictured from left to right, first row: Cameron Karman, Cameron Corum, Donovan Cone, Josh Reese, Carter Klein, Brock Zartman, Daniel Zeimit. Second row: Adam Loveland, Tyler Bavery, Austin Long, Alec


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after the coaches recruited him from the class registration line. “They look for athletic looking guys and they asked me if I wanted to row and I never looked back,” Fox said. Fox has stuck with rowing after college because “it’s just a great sport.” “I like that there’s no ambiguity,” Fox said. “The rest is go and whoever crosses the line first is the winner, no question about it.”

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Flag Prizes: Closest On Approach All Holes #10 - Dorothy Eng #11 - Patti Creek #12 - Maureen O’Connell #13 - Holly Deegan #14 - Patti Creek #15 - Dorothy Eng #16 - Carol Davey #17 - Lynn Beckman #18 - Julie Monahan Low Team Net: (68) - Deegans Masonary Holly Deegan & Mary Lane Kalamber Low Team Score: (98) Centerway Floral Dorothy Eng & Rhoda Sanderson Chip Ins: #14 - Patti Creek Birdies: #10 - Julie Monahan Team Standings: 1st - Deegans Masonary 286.5 pts

2 Pts Nancy Wen 36 Betty Balis 36 1 Pt Judie Hefron 39 Long Putt #3 Judie Hefron Closest to the Pin on Drive #7 Maureen O’Connell Closest Chip #8 Bonnie Manogue Longest Drive in Fareway #1 Theresa Borkenhagen

2nd - Edwardson Plumbing 282.5 pts 3rd - Woodmans 270 pts 4th - Movies 2 Nite 266.5 pts 5th - Steve & Holly’s 260 pts 6th - Retired Putters 252.5 pts 7th -Main St. Kitchen 251 pts 8th - Woodmans Liquor 246 pts 9th - Steve’s 51 Reair 226 pts 10th - H & H 222.5 pts 11th -Krueger Graphics 221 pts 12th -Jester/Kern 217 pts 13th -Kahl Girls 201.5 pts 14th -Centerway Floral 191.5 pts 15th - Game Day Liquor 181.5 pts 16th - Richards Construt 172.5 pts 17th - Jockey Per to Per 128.5 pts

game by scoring five runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and four more in the fifth. Boss had an RBI single, and Snell drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. Eastman and Richardson both singled in runs, and Jana Downing had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Plautz and McNett culminated the scoring for Edgerton with RBI singles in the fifth inning. “We did a nice job,” DeWar said. “We made a lot of contact up and down the lineup. Everybody was contributing.”

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Johnson, Jacob Fox, Justin Lantta, Archer Radtke. Not pictured, Garrett Yttri. Photo courtesy of Angela Radtke.

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she (Richardson) ended up holding them off after the second inning.” Richardson helped herself by tripling in a run with a drive down the right field line. She was able to come around and score on the play, and suddenly Edgerton only trailed 7-6. Megan McNett then got things started in the third inning for the Riptide with a bunt single and easily tallied the tying run when Snell followed with another triple. Boss then singled in Snell with the go-ahead run. There was no coming from behind for Edgerton against Jefferson as the Riptide broke open a scoreless

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The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534, Wednesday, July 18 2012

Section 3, Page 10

Judge Ronald Strause Edgerton

Ackerman, James M, 33, Madison, Speeding on City Highway (1115 MPH), amended to Speedometer Violations, $88.80; Adams, Renee C, 42, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $177.00; Anderson, Dylan W, 21, Operating After Suspension, $114.00; Brown, Amanda M, 21, Edgerton, Operating After Suspension, $114.00; Brown, Amanda M, 21, Edgerton, Fail/Stop for Flashing Red Signal, $88.80; Brown, Amanda M, 21, Edgerton, Operate Motor Vehicle W/O Insurance, $114.00; Burgos Gomez, Hermilo,25, Edgerton, Operating While Under Influence (1st), $781.00; Ciebell, Julie E, 53, Edgerton, Possess Open Intoxicants in MV-Drive, $177.00; Cornejo Jr., Miguel, 23, Edgerton, Speeding on City Highway (11-15 MPH), $88.80; Hammer, Anna W, 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 24, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Worthless Check-Amount to $500.00, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Issues Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless

Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Worthless CheckAmount to $500.00, $366.00; Hammer, Anna M., 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issu Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Hammer, Joshua A., 28, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Checks, $366.00; Helgestad, Tytus S., 18, Edgerton, Unnecessary Blowing of Horn, $76.20; Kiesaw, Aaron M., 18, Edgerton, Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed, $126.60; Oren, Colton J., 21, Edgerton, Operate Vehicle W/O Securely Fastened Load, $114.00; Ramirez, Emilio J., 17, Edgerton, Operator Fail/Have Passenger/Seatbelted, $88.80; Ramirez, Emilio J., 17, Edgerton, Reckless Driving-Endanger Safety, $303.00; Sandoval, Tonya L., 31, Janesville, Operate Motor Vehicle W/O Insurance, $114.00; Sandoval, Tonya L., 31, Janesville, Operate After Suspension, $114.00; Schultz, Phillip A., 21, Edgerton, Animal Running at Large 2nd in 12 months, $76.20; Stephens, Robin Y., 36, Edgerton, Inattentive Driving, $101.40;

Township of Albion

Munro, Christine E., 39, Edgerton, Exceeding Speed Zone, ETC (110 MPH), $88.80; Sellnow, Fauna K, 30, Stoughton, Speeding in 55 MPH Zone (1-10 MPH), $88.80; Vyvyan, Maria E., 26, Janesville, Speeding in 55 MPH Zone 11-15 MPH), $88.80; Wildkatsch, Charlene P., 19, Stoughton, Speeding in 55 MPH Zone (11-15 MPH), $88.80; Wileman, Morgan N., 16, Edgerton, Automobile Following Too Closely amended to Interfere W/Traffic Sign/Sign, $114.00; Township of Fulton

Burns, Garett J., 16, Janesville, Speeding on City Highway (11-15 MPH), $88.80; Fessenden, Jason M., 30, Edgerton, Exceeding Speed Zones, ETC., (11-15 MPH, $88.80); Hartzell, Robert L., 52, Edgerton, Exceeding Speed Zones, ETC., (1115 MPH) amended to Speedometer Violations, $88.80; Hendrickson, Lori A., 46, Edgerton, Exceeding Speed Zones, ETC. (20-24 MPH), $139.20; Lavelle, Benjamin D., 16, Edgerton, Exceeding Speed Zones, ETC. (16-19 MPH), $114.00; Morrison, Robert B., 23, Edgerton, Issue Worthless Check, $366.00; Thayer, Scott J., 40, Edgerton, Operate Motor Vehicle W/O Insurance, $10.00.

Southern Wisconsin is now in drought conditions that rival those of 1988. These conditions pose challenges for all Wisconsin residents, both urban and rural. Potential crop losses may prove stressful to cash grain farmers as they struggle to meet commitments, and for livestock farmers who require large amounts of quality feed and forage. Urban residents wonder what to do about their lawns, gardens and trees. Everyone is concerned about heat exhaustion. While the University of WisconsinExtension cannot do anything about the rain, there are choices to be made about capturing as much gain as possible from drought-affected acres, making decisions about herd management and knowing how to avoid heat stress. Answers to many drought-relate questions can be found online at University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Responds” website: “The Cooperative Extension is able to quickly respond to local needs,” sais Richard M. Klemme, UW- Extension, Cooperative Extension dean and director. Contact information can be found at:, or you can contact: Richard M. Klemme, 608-263-5110, or Lorre Kolb,

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a.m., Henri Dutilly will present a program on “Origami, the Art of Japanese Paper Folding. Dutilly has been folding and teaching Origami to kids and adults for more than twenty years. This one-hour program is limited to 25 people. Paricipants will learn how to make a number of Origami models, including some moveable ones. Children four and younger should have a parent or other adult present to assist. Supplies will be provided. There is no fee, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Martha Degner, 608-8822550, The Cooksville Community Center is located in the historic yellow schoolhouse, located on State Road 59 west of the village in northern Rock County. For additional inforplease email mation, or phone Jennifer Ehle, 608-302-1722.

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Edgerton Hospital Offers Class on Childhood Obesity - Please join Edgerton Hospital and Health Services and Dr. Nasra Warsame, MD, for a discussion on Childhood Obesity. This class will be held at Edgerton Hospital and Health Services on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. Because class size is limited, we ask that you register by calling 608-884-1609, or online at Huntington Place Open House - Huntington Place Open House will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 3902 East Rotamer Road, Janesville, Wis. Come Join us to celebrate our new advancememory care expansion. Class 1947 - 65th Reunion - Class of 1947 65th reunion will be held, Saturday, July 21st from Noon til 3 p.m. at Culvers in Newville. Call Donald Ellingson 608-884-8916 with questions. Edgerton Care Center Picnic: The Edgerton Care Center will be having a picnic lunch on Sunday July 22, 2012 and is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Al-Anon Group New To Edgerton-There will be a new Al-Anon Group starting July 23, 2012 at Central Lutheran Church, 100 Rollin Street, Edgerton, Wis., from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. For more information, call 884-2805. Albion Academy Historical Society Meeting - The Albion Academy Historical Society will meet at the Albion Museum on Tuesday, July 24th, at 6 p.m. We will review the Pie Social and look at the artifacts received recently. Arthur Wall Celebrating His 100th Birthday - Mr. Arthur Wall, former Chief of Police for many years will be celebrating his 100th birthday on July 27th. Please help him celebrate on Sunday, July 29th at Coachman’s Inn at 1 p.m. If you are unable to attend please send him a birthday card at: Mr. Arthur Wall, Friendship Village, Apt B 230, 350 West Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, Ill. 60194. For more information contact Lucy Maves at 884-3563. *************

M.O.M.E. Moms On A Mission Exchange - Free clothing exchange/giveaway, held 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Milton United Methodist Church, 241 Northside Drive. Oakland Conservation Club, Cambridge - A 10 week Outdoor Archery League will begin on July 5th at the Oakland Conservation Club, located between Cambridge and Fort Atkinson on Highway A. The league is made up of two-person teams. Sign up is at the clubhouse after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5th. You will be able to shoot on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays. For more information, call 608-444-3885. Henry Street Farmers Market - May 24 thru September 27 from 1 - 6 p.m. Join us in sharing an abundance of seasonal locally grown or made fruits, vegetables, cheeses, berries, flowers, plants, herbs, soaps, baked goods, breads, coffee, and much more! Questions call Terri at 608-921-1601 or email at YWCA Rock County’s Abuse in Later Life Support Group Meeting The meeting time has changed to Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. The meetings on June 27th and July 4th have been canceled, but the weekly schedule resumes July 11th at 1 p.m. These meetings are held at the YMCA, 1735 S. Washington St., Janesville. MONDAY NIGHT BARBERSHOP REHEARSALS - From 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. At Emmanuel Church which is located at 4224 Whilden Court in Janesville, Wis. For more information contact Clint Mohr, Chorus manager,

at 608-755-1290 ROCK VALLEY QUILTERS GUILD MEETING - Meets at the New Life Assembly of God Church, corner of Wright Rd. and Hwy 14 E, Janesville, Wis. From 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month except in August. GRIEFCARE SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED - Share and receive the support of other individuals facing the challenges associated with the grieving process by attending the Mercy Hospice Care GriefCare Support Group. The support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month. Please RSVP by calling (888) 39.MERCY.

AA CLOSED BIG BOOK MEETING at Central Lutheran Church, 100 W. Rollin St., at Noon on Thursdays in the Lounge. (Use the back door facing the parking lot). Call 758-1970 for information BRIDGE PLAYERS - Join the friendly duplicate game and play every Monday and Thursday at the Janesville Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Ray Benton 754-3688. AA MEETING: Closed 12 step study groups are held at Elm Drive Apartments, 800 Elm Drive, Building #1 (upstairs) at 7 p.m. every Monday. SCALE DOWN WORKSHOP - Central Lutheran Church (parking lot entrance) 6:00 p.m. Mondays. Call 884-9418 for information. TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY Wisconsin Chapter #817, Edgerton meets every Thursday at Central Lutheran Church, 100 W. Rollin St. Use the door by the parking lot. Weigh-in is at 3:30 p.m. with the meeting at 3:50 pm. in room #3. See or call Ruth at 884-6077 for info. ST. ELIZABETH MANOR in Footville sponsors a Big Cash Bingo every Saturday afternoon from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Sister Mary Christopher at 608-876-4001 for more information. THE EDGERTON COALITION FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY (E.C.H.C) Meeting is held the second Thursday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm., at the Edgerton Library. For information, contact Sue Burns at 608-8843497. AGRACE-HOSPICECARE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS will meet every third Tuesday of the month 6 - 7:30 p.m., Ground Round, 2753 Milton Avenue, Janesville. For more information call (608) 757-1379.. THE JANESVILLE ELKS LODGE has Bingo every Thursday night starting at 6 p.m. Food is available to purchase. The lodge is located at 2100 N. Washington St. in Janesville. For any questions, please call 608-752-2342. MELODIES 4/4 L.I.F.E. - A local recreational music making club, hold monthly meetings the second Monday of every month at 11:00 a.m., in the Janesville area. Location varies. For more details call Ellie at 608-754-4225 or Marge at 920-563-0046. HOSPITAL AUXILIARY CIRCLE OF PARENTS will meet at the Exchange Family Resource Center, 2020 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 5, Janesville the last Friday of each month at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. THE STRIDE FOR HEALTH MALL WALKING PROGRAM sponsored by Mercy Health System and the Janesville Mall is free and open to the public and held the second Tuesday of each month from 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. at the Janesville Mall Food Court, 2500 Milton Ave. For more information call Mercy HealthLine at (608) 756-6100.

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2 BEDROOM ON GOLF course. No pets, no smoking. $575/mo. 608/921-1916. 48tfnc ---------------------------------------------2 BEDROOM UPPER APT. Available April 1. $600/mo. Heat & water included. Quiet neighborhood. 608-295-3393 or 608-2956759. 31tfn ---------------------------------------------BRAND NEW RENTALS! Taking applications now! High efficient loft style 2 bedroom units, all appliances included. Starting at $745. Call Dan for all details! 608228-1373. 35tfnc ---------------------------------------------EDGERTON - CONDO with yard. All 1 level, 2 bdrooms, appliances, laundry room, garage, hot & cold water included. $774$814/mo., $200 security deposit. 608-531-0200, 920-874-6600. 36tfn ---------------------------------------------EDGERTON - 2 BEDROOM apartments for rent. Rent includes water, sewer & garbage collection. To obtain more information & an application, please call 1-800-9383239. This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer. Equal Housing Opportunity. 36tfn ---------------------------------------------DUPLEX - 2 BEDROOM Attached garage. For more information call 884-3028. 40tfn ---------------------------------------------2 BEDROOM HOUSE with wood floors, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, breezeway & large lot. Non-smoking, references & sec. dep. required. $800/mo. Call Margo, 201-6800. 46tfnc ---------------------------------------------SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM New building. Underground garage, all appliances. $895. Available now - no pets. 111 W. Fulton St. Call 608-577-2451. 48-52c ---------------------------------------------NEWVILLE - ACCEPTING applications. New 2 bedroom, 1 bath, appliances, laundry, water, sewer, lawn care, snow removal. Non-smokers, no pets. $700/mo. plus security. 608-884-2101. 46tfnc ---------------------------------------------ONE BEDROOM APTS. $430/mo. 602 Washington St., Edgerton. (708)267-3864. 46tfn ---------------------------------------------1 BEDROOM 1ST FLOOR $450 +security deposit & utilities. Available Aug. 1st. 608-295-8649, 608-884-8649. 49tfnc ----------------------------------------------

ONE BEDROOM UPPER Downtown. Stove, refrigerator & water included. $400/mo. plus security deposit & references required. No pets. 608-884-6210. 47tfnc ---------------------------------------------2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH APT. 1 car, all appliances with laundry. $740 plus utilities. Pets negotiable. Available 8/1/12. Evans Properties, LLC. 608-829-9100. 49tfn ---------------------------------------------3 BEDROOM APT., 2ND FLOOR $650/mo. +security deposit & utilities. Available Aug. 1st. 608-2958649 or 608-884-8649. 49tfnc ----------------------------------------------

Storage Rental

HAZELTINEʼS STORAGE LLC 10x10 - $40/mo.; 10x20 - $65/mo. 11499 Dallman Rd., 884-8992. 54-33tfn ----------------------------------------------


FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD restorations. Buying new furniture can be expensive, time-consuming & stressful. I can offer you an affordable, convenient alternative by repairing & revitalizing the furniture you already own. Whether itʼs restoring a family heirloom to its original condition or enhancing the natural beauty of your wood furnishings, I can help you with your restoration needs. Can also restore household items - just ask. Contact John at 608-302-2150. 46-49c ------------------------------------------------CHIMNEY WORK-REPAIR New installation, rock foundation, repair & replastering. Tuck pointing, fireplace repair. Matt Bollerud, Milton, WI (608) 868-2715. 26tfn ------------------------------------------------COPIES WHILE YOU WAIT 15¢ single copy. Less for larger quantities. We can reduce or enlarge your original & copy on both sides. The Edgerton Reporter, 21 N. Henry St., Edgerton. Ph. 608884-3367. 25tfn ---------------------------------------------PRINTING Letterheads, envelopes, brochures, tickets, menus, etc. The Edgerton Reporter, 21 N. Henry St., Edgerton. Ph. 608-884-3367. 50tfn ----------------------------------------------

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HOWIE STIFF PICTURES 17 1/4 x 24 3/4. “Morning Welcome,” “Homestead Memor-ies,” “Sleigh,” “Faithful Friends,” “Christmas Remembered.” These are matted & framed, $100/ea.; not framed - “Remember When,” “Back Home Again,” $50/ea.; picture not Howie Luzern Switzerland Bridge on shedboard, $20; picture & bowl set-white, $100. Call 608-884-7635. 49 ---------------------------------------------RUBBER STAMPS & business cards. The Edgerton Reporter, 21 N. Henry. Ph. 608/8843367. 24tfn ---------------------------------------------WEDDING INVITATIONS Napkins & wedding accessories. The Edgerton Reporter, 21 N. Henry. Ph. 608-884-3367. 68-24tfn ---------------------------------------------VERY COOL LOOKING teal 1950ʼs style sectional. $125 obo. Karen Jackson, 884-6083. 49 ----------------------------------------------

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Card of Thanks

THANK YOU Deegan Hardware for the trophies - also for cash donations; Nelson Young Lumber, Pit Stop Tavern, the Piggly Wiggly, Ray’s Family Restau-rant, Red Zone Pub - Milton, Fox Construction, Snuffy’s Still. Thanks to Jim Wileman, Crazy Acres Farm for the tractor, Craig Danielson for the wagon. Special thank you to our loyal fan support on a warm day. Edgerton Lion’s Horse Pull Committee 48p -------------------------------------

Real Estate

2 YEAR-ROUND RIVERFRONT Rock River cottages. Both include a boat house & pier. 2 bedrooms, patio, with appliances included. Call Natter Properties for details. 608751-7368. 48-49c

Tobacco Heritage Days City-Wide Rummage Sales

MOVING & RUMMAGE SALE 11032 N. Hillside Rd. 7/18-7/25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 49p ---------------------------------------------GARAGE SALE Infant & toddler clothes & toys, household items & more. 814 N. Main St. Thurs. July 19th only 49c ---------------------------------------------QUILT SALE 11 Canal St. Fri. July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Sat. July 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 49c ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 6/20/12, 8 TO 3. Mega kidʼs sale. Boys NB to 10, girls NB to 3T, toys, books, DVD & so much more. 302 Randolph St. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Lures, fly fishing, hunting, camping gear, AR 15 parts, no-till drill, furniture, household goods, chainlink kennel panels, poultry supplies. W8635 Hwy. 106, near Bus-seyville, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Fri., Sat., July 20, 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 501 Newville St. Boys clothes 8-16, mens jeans, twin bedding, boys bikes, stroller, outdoor toys - Play climber with slide, train sets, 4x6 trailer, oak dining table, drill press, 10 in. table saw & more. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 1228 Winston Dr. Thurs., July 19 & Fri. July 20, 8-4. All items very clean. Exercise bike, 24” girls Schwinn bike, sturdy desk & dresser, misses & junior clothing, jewelry, movies, CDʼs, lots more. 49p ---------------------------------------------MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE Sale. 39 Edward Ave. A little bit of everything! Fri. & Sat., 8-4. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Table & 6 chairs, matching hutch, Depres-sion & Autumn Leaf dishes, books, hutch, Budweiser mugs, collector plates, adult & kid clothing, misc. items, picnic table, Nascar items, couch & love seat. 113 Swift St. Fri. & Sat., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 49p ---------------------------------------------NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE Sale. 817 W. Fulton St. Thurs.-Sat., ?-? Womens jeans size 7-16, mens jean 31-44, womens leather jackets, furniture, twin toddler beds, household items, black lights, puzzles, books, Christmas, Halloween items, baby toys, large shelves & lots more. Huge sale! 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Stampinʼ Up supplies, sewing, floral supplies, rugs, antiques, craft books, misc. household. Fri., 7-2. 113 Head St. 49p ---------------------------------------------HUGE SALE 1201 Mildred Circle. Girls clothes up to size 8, boys clothes up to size 4, toys, books, bike, Pack & Play, shoes, etc. Fri., 8-5, Sat., 8-12. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Fishing tackle extravaganza! Over 600 crank baits, full tackle boxes, poles, Indian artifacts, wildlife prints, stereos, clothes & more. 309 Dorow Ave. Fri. thru Sun., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 49p ----------------------------------------------



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Eric Kim 322-4422 Kyle Carrier Bonnie Collins 449-3630 931-1596

RESIDENTIAL STONEFIELD DR. - 3 bdrm, 2 bath new construction home, oak cabinetry, 1st floor laundry, 3 car garage...$164,900 LORD ST. - Charmingly updated 3 bdrm home w/newer kitchen, flooring, windows, roof & much more! Fireplace, vauted ceilings in living room, enormous 30x40 garage w/huge RV door, workshop & walkup loft...$167,500 LESLIE DR. - Custom built executive home w/bamboo flooring, ceramic tile, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, fireplace, finished LL w/wet bar, 3 car attached garage...$339,000 BOBWHITE LN., Janesville - Remarkable double wide w/3 bdrms, 2 baths, main floor laundry, storage shed...$54,900 DICKINSON AVE. - Sprawling ranch w/over 2200 sq. ft. on 200 ft. x 132 ft. lot, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, fireplace, wheelchair accessible, hardwood floors, 2+ car garage...$169,000 E. LAWTON ST. - Great starter home, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 car detached garage on a double lot. Beautiful landscaped yard & large deck...Reduced to $114,900 BLAINE ST. - Charming 4 bdrm, 2 bath, beautiful solarium w/tile floor & hot tub main floor laundry, all appliances included, large private back yard...$117,900 HEMPHILL AVE. - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2x6 construction, new R carpet, new flooring, newer roof, newer FE water heater, doors OFlandscaping & stamped & much more. 2 car garage, lovely concrete patio...$159,900 HAIN RD. - Under construction, 3 bdrm, 2 bath ranch in great neighborhood, hardwood flooring in kitchen & foyer, 3 car garage...$164,900 MILTON AVE., Janesville - Spacious 3 bdrm home w/beautiful natural woodwork, oak floors, large kitchen, 2 car garage, all on .51 acre lot...$81,000 W. FULTON ST. - This turn of the century R farmhouse has been meticulously maintained. New siding, FE new windows, F newer flooring, original woodwork,O front porch, deck & fenced yard...$114,900 W. FULTON ST. - Nice 3 bdrm starter home w/many updates, all appliances are included...$94,900

MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE Sale. Antiques, household items, furniture, dining set, Longeberger baskets, priced to sell. 714 W. Ladd Ln. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 105 West Meadows Dr. Many new items including electronics, tools, sports memorabilia, art, mens XXL, suits 44R. Fri. & Sat., 9-5 with preview Thurs. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 408 W. Rollin St. Hunting items, decoys, go cart, tools, furniture, clothes, household items. Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5. 49c ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 207 W. Rollin St. Collectible porcelain dolls: Briʼans, Mann, Moments Treasured, others. Vintage toys, die cast cars, holiday decorations, “guy stuff,” tools, antique furniture pieces, much more. No clothes. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE We are selling furniture, clothing & housewares priced to move! Sale will be held Fri. & Sat. from 8-3. We are located at 1071 Hain Rd. in Edgerton. 49p ---------------------------------------------FIRST EVER KID SALE! Very clean name brand, anything baby & toddler you can imagine! Jogging stroller/infant carseat carrier, high chair, swing, strollers, jumper, exersaucers, breast pump, tons of toys & so many clothes! 02T girls, 0-5T boys. Many things for adults too! 1153 Leslie Dr. (off Hain Rd.). Thurs. 7-3, Fri. 7-3. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 129 Highwood Dr., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Dressers, crib, stroller, carseat combo, lots of clothes, 4-6, 10-14, teens, also all girls, plus boys 0-2T. Too much to list. Very cheap sale. 49p ----------------------------------------------

RUMMAGE SALE 10510 Dallman Rd. Lots of misc. fabric, clothing, rubber stamps, At Home America, Tastefully Simple, much more. Fri., 8-4. 49p ---------------------------------------------FINAL MOVING SALE July 19, 20, 21. Packer memorbilia, household, furniture, holiday, clothes, blankets, too much to mention. 407 Chamberlain St. 49p ---------------------------------------------ULTIMATE BABY GIRL Clothing Sale! All name brands. Tons of Gymboree! Sizes 0-4T, all seasons, excellent condition! Many misc. items as well including snow blower, weed eater, new bar stools, wedding items & much more. Fri. 9-1, Sat. 8-12. Woods Edge Subdivision (behind Piggly Wiggly). 1311 Cumberland Dr. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Fri.-Sat. Ladies plus size fashions. 75 plus pieces - sweater top 2 pc. set, mens large size & X-large, yarn, Ace tools, much more. 1223 W. Fulton St. 49c ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE Tools, toys, misc. household, entertainment center. 41 Spruce St. Fri., 8-5. 49p

RUMMAGE SALE Wed. 7/18 thru Fri. 7/20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 9113 N. Cty. Rd. H in Fulton. Behind house. Several items $1 or under. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 218 South Ave. Multi-family sale. Something for everyone! Lots of like new baby boy clothes, scuba gear, wood rocking chair. Fri. & Sat., 8-4. 49p ---------------------------------------------GARAGE SALE 8650 N. Stone Farm Rd. Boys clothing 0-5T, boys twin sets 3 mo.-4T, books, toys, bedding. Thurs. 7/19 & Fri. 7/20, 8-2. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 705 W. Fulton St. Fri. 20th, 8-4. Furniture, ceiling fans, fishing & sports items, household & kitchen items, bedding, jewelry, toys, games, DVDʼs, CDʼs, books, teen, womenʼs, menʼs clothes & shoes. 49p ---------------------------------------------SALE, SALE, SALE Wed. 18th, Fri. 20th, Sat. 21st, 9-3. 5237 W. State Rd. 59. A little of new to antique & collectible. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 22 Broadway. Fri. 9-5. Bikes, glassware, clothes, furniture, books, kitchenware, small appliances, jewelry, misc. items. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 122 Goede Rd. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 72 p.m. Baby boy clothes, bikes, camping equipment, adult shirts, XL2X. 49p ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 601 S. Main. Thurs., Fri. Laser Levels Auto Parts, clothes, misc. 49p ----------------------------------------------

RUMMAGE SALE 641 Jacobus Rd. Fri. 8-? Sat. 8-12. Electric cooler, clown collection, tires (14”-15”-16”-17”), tool caddy, baby clothes 0-6m, Westin step bars, Reddy heater, screen gazebo, motorcycle cover, misc. camping articles, outdoor swing, Snap-On motorcycle tank cover, loads of household items. 49x ---------------------------------------------BIG INDOOR MOVING SALE DR/LR/BR furnitures, FREE piano, washer/dryer, dishes, girlʼs 4-7 & toys, womanʼs L-XL, books, albums/cassettes, movies. Fri. & Sat., 8-4. 43 Mildred Ave. 49 ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 10161 N. Amber Trail. Hwy. 51 South, River Vista Subdivision. Basketball stand & hoop, Mec grabber reloader, hand-made rocking horse, Stampinʼ Up stamps, paper ribbon, rollers & other supplies, 13” Sansui television analog, Home Interior & much more. Clothes to plus sizes-men & women. 49p ---------------------------------------------4-FAMILY SALE 101 Broadway St. Brand name girls 0-6, boys 0-10, ladies 4-12, baby things-cribs, toddler beds, toys, washer/dryer, much more. Fri. 8-4, Sat. 8-2. 49p ---------------------------------------------HUGE GARAGE SALE 1108 Mildred Circle. Big Mac Tools tool box, snow blower, camping equipment, dishes, furniture, mens, women & girls clothing newborn8T, furniture, computer & stereo equipment. Lots of odds & ends, toys & more. 49p ----------------------------------------------

City-Wide Rummage Sales continued on following page.

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12-1:00 p.m. 111 W. Fulton St., Edgerton

One & two bedroom condos. Indoor parking, appliances, downtown Edgerton. Pin #99445. $79,900 to $139,900.

David Albert Knutson - 608-201-9605

RURAL HWY H - Spacious & updated 3-4 bdrm home on almost a half acre lot w/drive access to large garage w/RV storage on street behind home. 2 bathrooms, large deck, workshop, and so much more...$145,500 N. HWY. 51 - Tastefully updated 3+ bdrm, large deck w/pergola, screen house. Just a minute from I-90, 3+ car garage, hot tub & pool,..$184,900 WASHINGTON RD. - Beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath country home on over 3 acres, screen porch, deck, garage w/workshop...$229,900 CRESTWOOD DR. - 3 bdrm ranch in Bayview Estates boasts 1900 sq. ft. of living space, new flooring, fireplace, LL finished w/bar, large deck, storage shed, dog kennel, freshly painted...$159,900 HWY. N - 5 acre farmette, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 3 outbuildings...$169,900 6TH ST. - In Nekoosa. Unique rustic cabin on 5 wooded acres, 2 bdrm. Needs work but has potential...$55,000 HWY. A - 5 bdrm home on 34 acres, Ratrium, 2 fireplaces, FE newer roof, water heater, flooring, OF & windows...$269,000 LOIS LN. - 4+ bdrm, large lot, 2 car garage, 3 season porch, partially finished lower level, fantastic workshop...$167,500 LAKE & RIVER NEW LISTING - E. BADGER HEIGHTS - Wonderfully updated 3 bdrm waterfront home on the Rock River, full basement, beautifully landscaped yard, pier, garage, screen porch...$229,000 SKYLINE DR. - RRLE, park model home on wooded lot, ER fully furnished, golf cart, FF storage shed, large O deck...$31,900

RICHARDSON SPRINGS - Bank owned waterfront Cap Cod, 3 bdrm on dead end street w/156 ft. of frontage, tastefully remodeled kitchen, bath, newer flooring & appliances...$256,000 LAKEVIEW AVE. - Great location within walking distance to Highwood Beach on Lake Koshkonong. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 4 season rm., updates include roof, siding, windows & large maintenance free deck...$79,000 BLACKHAWK DR. - 70+ ft. of Rock River frontage, 3 bdrm well maintained ranch, hardwood floors, full basement w/workshop, 2 car detached garage, 2 piers, 2 boat lifts...$269,000 LAKE DR. - 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath ranch home, newly remodeled full bath, new carpet & paint, nice deck w/view of the lake & deeded access right across the street...$119,000 N. RIVERVIEW DR., E - Secluded 2 bdrm seasonal cottage on 2 lots on the Rock River, large living & dining area for extra company...Reduced to $194,000 HWY. 106 - Two parcels with a total of 9.6 acres R w/frontage on Sweet & Rice Lake. FE 2 fixer upper or tear OF down houses, private setting, many possibilities...$189,000 E. ROAD 2 - 3 bdrm, open floor plan, 1st floor laundry, 4 season rm., covered front porch, 3 car detached garage...$159,900 LAKESHORE AVE., Elkhorn - Stunning 4 bdrm, large open living rm., w/fireplace, finished LL w/full walk out, screen porch, deck, 3 car garage...$333,000 LAKE DRIVE RD. - 3 bdrm, 3 bath home w/beautiful view of Lake Koshkonong. Master E has R walk-in closet, whirlpool FF & shower. 2 fireplaces, Opatio, deck, gazebo & much more...$274,900 VACATION BLVD. - One bdrm, 1 bath home in RRLE, shed, screened porch...$34,900

Shorewest Janesville/Rock County 4323 Milton Ave., Ste. 200


77 HWY. 51

9113 N. HWY. H

Tastefully updated 3+ bdrm, large deck with pergola, screen house, just a minute from I-90, 3+ car garage, hot tub & pool...$184,900. Spacious & updated 3-4 bdrm home, 2 bath, large garage w/RV storage on street behind home, large deck, workshop...$145,500.

CONDOS & APARTMENTS SPRUCE ST. - Well maintained 2 bdrm condo, cozy family rm. on main level w/windows galore. LL has family rm., workshop & bathroom, 2 car garage, beautiful landscaping & patio...$159,900 HOLLY DR., - In Janesville. Well maintained condo w/1 car attached garage, patio facing greenbelt...$64,900 VACANT LAND KOSHKONONG - Great lot w/water access to Lake Koshkonong, lake views & short walk to Highwood Beach & clubhouse...$22,000 HWY. N - Mostly level 1 acre building site, some smaller trees, nice location just outside Edgerton...$52,000 LOT 15, MOUNT HOPE RD. - Brodhead, secluded wooded subdivision just outside of Brodhead, 5.01 acre building site...$39,900 STONE FARM RD. - Beautiful secluded lot w/100 ft. of Rock River frontage, almost 3/4 acre, level lot located in a quiet neighborhood...$73,900 LOT 1 ROCK RIVER RD. - Bring your own builder to 4.02 acres. Could be divided into 4 lots..Reduced to $134,900 GLEN OAKS - 3 wooded gently sloping rural lots available, across the street from Lake Koshkonong...$34,900$54,900 HICKORY RIVERVIEW - Sizes range from 1 acre to 2.5 acre lots w/100ʼ of Rock River frontage!...$44,900$89,300 COMMERCIAL NEW LISTING - W. FULTON ST. - Great opportunity to have your own business. Many updates including 3 phase electrical, newer roof, water heater, & upper level is ready for apt. renovation...$149,900 HWY. 51 - Exciting opportunity, well maintained 8 lane bowling alley, two bars, very large kitchen, includes all equipment...$629,000 N. MAIN ST. - Business building for sale in high traffic, highly visible location...$99,000 RENTAL POTOWATOMI - 2 bdrm log cabin style home...$750/mo. ROLLIN ST. - Office space available in a great downtown location.

The Edgerton Reporter, Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CHRIS SWEENEY Owner/Broker 608/295-3593

16 W. Fulton St. Edgerton, WI 53534

HUD Broker



Sun., July 22nd, 12:30 -2:30 p.m.

JILL HOCKING 608/921-3305

MARGO BERKE 608/201-6800

EDGERTON W. FULTON ST.: Charming 4 bdrm Victorian, natural woodwork, hardwood floors, newly painted exterior, covered porch, 1 car garage. $104,900 PEARL ST.: Cozy 2-3 bdrm home on quiet street. Hardwood floors, new carpet, newer windows, roof & heater. $109,000 N. MAIN ST.: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, totally remodeled, 1 car garage. Reduced to $110,000 HEAD ST.: Historic 5 bdrm home, large eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, beautiful woodwork & pocket doors. Reduced to $114,900 BLAINE ST.: Cozy 4 bdrm Cape Cod home. Hardwood floors, attached garage, large rooms & beautiful lot. $119,900 MILDRED AVE.: Move-in ready 3 bdrm ranch, new hardwood floors, large fenced yard, nice patio & attached garage. $124,000 PARK AVE.: 3 bdrm, 2 bath home adjacent to golf ER w/new appliances. course. Remodeled kitchen OFFcarpet. 2 car detached Natural woodwork, new garage. $137,900 W. ROLLIN ST.: 2 bedroom bungalow, move-in condition, dream garage. $154,000 JACOBUS: 3 bdrm ranch, pristine condition, open floor plan, 3/4 acre lot. Reduced to $199,900 FAIRWAY: Golf course living. 3-4 bdrms, open floor plan, sunroom. $379,900

Edison Middle School is looking for mentors to work with students over the lunch hour on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in September. Call Vivian if you are interested or want more details.

Rock County Christen School is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to help make apple pies. Volunteers will be making them at the school on September 28, 2012 starting at 8:00 a.m. Do you like helping people? There is an opening at the RSVP Information Desk at the Rock County Courthouse. This would be for alternating Wednesday mornings from 7:45a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting August 1st. Training is provided.

Cedar Crest is looking for volunteers to help in the nursing home as well as the assisted living area. Activities include playing cards and board games, taking residents in wheelchairs to in-house hair appointments and to chapel services, assisting with arts and crafts or baking groups, caring for and polishing residentʼs nails, visiting or speaking about an area of expertise or a hobby. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to select from. Volunteers are needed at the Motor Vehicle Department. If you think that you would enjoy taking peopleʼs pictures for their driverʼs licenses, this might be the volunteer opportunity for you. You pick the day, usually a four hour shift.

The Rock County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to staff the front desk from October 1 through November 19. They are also seeking volunteer docents for the Lincoln Tallman House. If you are interested, give the office a call. The Rock County Council on Aging is in need of volunteer to be substitute drivers for the Meals on Wheels program in the Janesville area on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mileage reimbursement in offered.

Rotary Gardens is looking for volunteers for all kinds of projects. You can help with gardening, clerking in the store or help with an educational program. Call and get started today.

RSVP is recruiting volunteers for Seniors Volunteering for Seniors. We are looking for volunteers that would be willing to provide transportation, phone reassurance, friendly visiting or respite relief to other seniors. If interested call and ask for Patty Hansberry.

Please contact the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program at 756-4281 or 3629593, if you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like information about other volunteer opportunities in your area. ______________________________ E-mail: HYPERLINK "" Fax: 608-362-9820

To ALL ELECTORS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF THE DISTRICT Please take notice that the 2012 Annual Meeting of the electors and property owners of the Rock-Koshkonong Lake District will be held pursuant to Section 33.30 of the Wisconsin Statues at the Fort Atkinson High School 926 Lexington Street, Fort Atkinson, WI. At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012 REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 A.M. to consider the following matters. Agenda 1. Call to order a. Confirmation of Meeting Notice Legally Published/Posted 2. Approve 2012 Agenda a. Approve Minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting 3. Chairman’s Report on District Activities Since 2011 (Brian Christianson, Chair) 4. Treasurer’s Report of 2011 a. Annual Audit Report of 2011 (Ray Lunder, Treasurer) (Audit Committee) 5. Water Level Proceedings Report a. WI State Supreme Court (Bill O’Connor, Wheeler Van Sickle & Anderson S.C.) 6. Operational Report a. Lake Management Planning & Permitting Rob Montgomery, Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions, LLC) (Steve Hjort, Eco-Resource Consulting, LLC) 7. Presentation of the Proposed 2013 Annual Budget 8. Consideration and Vote on the Proposed 2013 Annual Budget 9. Election of (1) Commissioners to serve term expiring in 2015 a. Nominees; i. Brian Christianson b. Nominations may be made from the floor c. Brief statements from nominees d. Balloting (vote for NO MORE than 1) Adjourn • The Board shall meet immediately following the annual meeting to elect a chairperson, secretary and treasurer.

Brian Christianson, Chairman Rock-Koshkonong Lake District WNAXLP

TOWN OF FULTON Special Town Meeting

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012, 6:00 P.M. Fulton Town Hall, 2738 W. Fulton Center Drive

Agenda: Call to order, explanation of Hillside Road reconstruction project, and TRID grant received for that project; consideration of allowing the town to exceed the spending limit of $5,000 per mile of road per State Statute 82.03(2). Note: The regular August Town Board Planning & Zoning Meeting will immediately follow this Special Town Meeting. WNAXLP Connie Zimmerman, Clerk/Treasurer


Tuesday,July 24th, 2012 @ 6:30 PM 2738 W Fulton Center Dr. Edgerton, WI 53534 Meeting of Town Board, Planning & Zoning

1. Call to Order - Joint Meeting 2. Confirmation of Meeting Notice 3. Agreement with Town of Fulton and MSA Professional Services for Hillside Road Reconstruction project 4. Workshop for discussion on zoning ordinance updating and farmland preservation recertification 5. Adjournment.

Note: The Town Board and Planning & Zoning Committee discuss and/or take action on any item listed on the agenda. Posted at: CKSD, Carl’s Shell, Fulton Town Hall & on 7/16/12. WNAXLP

By: Connie Zimmerman, WCMC, CMTW-Clerk/Treasurer

Rummage Sales Continued

RUMMAGE SALE 342 State Hwy. 73. Teubert Enterprises Storage Units. Sat. 7/21/12, 8 a.m. to noon. Clothes, toys, furniture, household, DS games, bunk bed, vacuum, end tables. 49 --------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 407 Stoughton Rd., 8-3. Fri. July 20th. Baby stuff, crib, infants thru adult clothes, sports cards, crafts, DVD player, sewing machines, household goods, misc. 49p

RUMMAGE SALE Come see us at 7! Youʼll be in heaven! Entertainment center, TV, size 14 snow tires for the guys! Fishing equipment galore for you “big catch” lies! Longaberger, Stampinʼ Up, homemde cards & housewares for the gals. So bring your pals! Clothes for all, including the kids - get them a fish tank, with the lid! Not to be missed - too much to list! 803 Blaine St. 49p ---------------------------------------------

623 JACOBUS RD. This is the one to see! Impeccably maintained 3 bdrm ranch, kitchen overlooks dining/living area for easy entertaining, fireplace, 2 car garage plus a 10x16 shed for all your tools. $199,900

EDGEWOOD SHORES: 60 ft. frontage on river w/lake access. Mature trees. $180,000

RURAL NEWVILLE RD.: Country living on a 1/3 acre. This cute 2 bdrm, 2 bath home has new roof & furnace, central air & 2 car garage. $114,500 CONDO BAY SHORE LN.: Beautifully maintained 2 bdrm condo on lake! Comes with its own private boat slip & 2 car garage. $179,900 VACANT LAND LOTS 31 & 32 - WALNUT ST.: Lake Koshkonong access! Perfect for your dream or vacation home. Level lot 1 block from Edgerton Beach Park. $25,900 HERITAGE RIDGE: Unbelievable location in The Woodlands Subdivision! Bring your own builder. Priced to sell! $30,000 NEW LISTING - RANDOLPH ST.: Spectacular lot on Saunders Creek! Level lot, mature trees, great location. $35,000 LOTS 28-30 - WALNUT ST.: Lake Koshkonong access! Large level lots, 1 block from lake. Very quiet area. $36,900 LAKE WOODS SUBDIVISION: 13 wooded lots. Prime location. Lots up to 2 acres...$38,000$55,000 WILEMAN DR.: Lot 19. Terrific lot on golf course. .42 acres. Reduced to $40,000 ALBION: 2 acres. Wooded lot. Saunders Creek meanders thru property...$65,000 SAMUELSEN DR.: Beautiful 2 acre building site in a desirable location. Easy access to I-90 but only minutes to town. $95,000

E. ROAD 5: Nice 4 bdrm, 2 bath home just a 1/2 block to lake. Partially finished basement, 2 car garage. Reduced to $115,000 ROAD 5: 2 bdrms, new kitchen w/appliances, all new windows, new mechanicals, new bath w/tile floor. $117,000 ARROWHEAD SHORES: D 124 ft. frontage on SOLReduced to $129,900 river with 1 room cabin. ARROWHEAD SHORES: 2 bedroom, large lot on dead end road. 2-way fireplace, attached garage. $139,900 E. ROAD 3: Beautiful 2 bdrm, 3 bath ranch w/Lake Koshkonong access. Full basement, extra paved parking, landscaped yard. Reduced to $147,000 MAPLE ST.: 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on 3 lots just 1/2 block from lake. Open floor plan & a detached extra-large garage. $147,900 BLACKHAWK DR.: Motivated seller! 80 ft. of Rock River frontage. 2 bdrm house w/fireplace & cathedral ceilings w/skylites. $175,000 BLACKHAWK: Beautiful home with 125’ of level frontage on river. Fireplace, pier & 2 boat lifts. $215,000 BROWN RD.: 4 bdrm, 2 bath home w/150’ of Rock River frontage! Huge garage w/work shop. Pier & lift included. $269,000 NEW LISTING - LAKE DR.: 4 bdrm home w/80’ lake frontage & private sandy beach! Great room, 2 full baths, 2nd floor laundry & 2 car garage. $355,000


WESTVIEW CT.: Neat & clean 2 bdrm park model. 12x25 deck w/awning, storage shed & carport...$31,900 ER WESTVIEW CT.: Park model OFF w/bdrm & loft. Deck & shed. $43,900 SKYLINE DR.: Well maintained Dutch Park Model, large 3 season room, 2 attached decks, shed & extra wide blacktop driveway. Fully furnished. $59,500 SKYLINE: Move-in ready Chariot Park Model. Fully furnished, all appliances, 2 golf carts & shed w/tools. $67,500 SKYLINE DR.: Immaculate 1996 Woodland Park Model that includes all furniture, appliances, shed contents & a golf cart. $70,000 RIVER LN.: Rare cottage site lot. Secluded wooded lot, 8x12 storage shed & 20x27 steel garage. $89,900 LEISURE WAY - Beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 bath, custom kitchen, large deck, storage building & storage galore. $110,000 RIVER LN.: 2 bdrm home w/full basement & attached garage. Live here year round on this cottage lot. Reduced to $122,500


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1333 KOSHKONONG Great get-a-way at a great price! This 2 bdrm home offers views of the lake, updated kitchen w/appliances, new carpeting & a fresh coat of paint throughout. $49,900

8 HEAD ST. Huge price reduction! Seller wants offer! 5 bdrm Victorian w/large wrap around porch, spacious rooms & a nice secluded back yard. $114,900

MILTON BREE DR.: Townhouse style condominium with an open floor plan. 2 1/2 baths, cathedral ceilings & 2 car garage. $122,500 SUN PRAIRIE BEECH: Classic ranch on quiet cul-de-sac. 3 bdrms, 1-1/2 baths, open kitchen/dining area, wood floors, 2 car attached garage. $179,900 WHITEWATER PRINCE ST.: 3 bdrm in move-in condition. Hardwood floors, big yard, quiet side street. $123,900 LAKE & RIVER NEW LISTING - KOSHKONONG: Great geta-way at a great price! 2 bdrm w/updated kitchen, new carpeting & freshly pained throughout. $49,900 WALNUT ST.: Beautiful property w/lake access LDfix up or perfect on 6 lots. Summer cottage SOto location to build your dream home. Reduced to $50,000 KOSHKONONG: 3 bdrm home with views of Lake Koshkonong. Freshly painted, new carpeting, new deck & a one car attached garage. $69,900 MAPLE BEACH DR.: 2 bdrm home is only 1/2 block to Lake Koshkonong & beach. Newly remodeled kitchen. $79,900 LAKEVIEW: 2 bdrm year-round home on 3 lots. Screened porch w/hot tub. Only 1 block to Lake Koshkonong. $109,000

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2011 Actual

2012 Budget

2012 April YTD

2012 Bal (May-Dec)

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2013 Budget


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163,927 435

200,000 100

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* A special charg rge shall be imposed in the amount of $40 (The appro roved special ch harg ge for 2012 was $50) $ on each separa ately billed, non-exemp mpt parcel within the Dirstrict, exce cept that a singlle sp pecial charge sh hall be b imposed on pa arce els within the Disttrict which are zoned d and used for agricultural purpose ses and held in com mmon ownership.


7,948 586 -0 3,855 4,330 900 2,895 3,281

5,100 2,000 -0 5,000 2,300 10,600 15,000 7,000

1,358 370 -0 4,348 -0 -0 914 368

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5,100 1,000 -0 5,000 4,500 10,600 4,914 5,368

5,000 1,000 -0 4,000 5,000 10,000 5,000 5,000

8,195 4,813

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8,534 38,500 400

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102 36,905

700 78,100

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700 50,011

700 84,616

500 65,900

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-0 -0 16,638

-0 -0 35,000

-0 -0 -0

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5,000 5,000

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5,000 5,000

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-0 -0

5,000 5,000

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2,000 20,000 10,000

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2,000 10,000 10,000

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-0 57,000

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-0 67,000

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55,000 215,632

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RUMMAGE SALE Home decor, furnishings, 2006 Polaris 500 H.O. 4-wheeler, Barbie, Escalade battery, Jeep, electric scooter. 875 Hain Rd. Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 49p ---------------------------------------------HUGE GARAGE SALE Brand name clothes, lots of kitchen & household items, knick knacks, crafts, baby clothes, miscellaneous, porcelain dolls & Marie Osmond dolls. 7/20/12, 7 a.m.-? 708 W. Fulton St. Kitten, female 6 mo., grey, 1/2 Maine coon, free to good home. 49p ---------------------------------------------HUGE HOUSEHOLD SALE! Fri., 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Trucks, ice shack, riding mower, furniture, clothes: womens 6-12, scrubs, sz. XL-2X, mens sz. 38-42. Much more! South of Indianford: 7229 N. County Road F. 49x ---------------------------------------------RUMMAGE SALE 1143 E. Mallwood Dr. Thurs. & Fri., 7/19, 7/20, 8-4. Clean out the attic sale! Dishes, pots & pans, glassware, holiday items, ice hockey equipment, stuffed animals. Something for everyone! 49p ----------------------------------------------

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We all must be getting used to the hot weather but when is it going to end!! I found things to do inside on Sunday but did manage to get some things done outside in the morning. Just keep drinking lots of water to keep yourself hydrated. Election of new Board of Directors for a two year term were announced Saturday evening after the ballots were counted. They are as follows: Kevin Wiltjer as President, Tim Duane, Vice President, Directors are Chuck Hendron, Dave Rhyner, Rob Shelley, Jeff Semenek and the only woman Lorraine Hendron. They all worked very well before and we all look forward to another great two years. Thanks to Chuck Hendron for serving as President the past two years and Annette Johnson for serving as Secretary. Dave Rhyner stepped in almost a year ago to take over part of the Treasurer’s job working with Kip and Sandie Voigt. Now Pat Wiltjer will be helping Dave out as he has a number of other jobs to do also and the more helping, the easier it will be. Back to Dave Rhyner, he is presently in St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison with pneumonia and a few other problems. Dave is in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery returning to be healthy again. His pontoon did not have the cover on it, so Sunday Kathryn and Dustin put Dave’s cover on his pontoon to discourage any tampering with it. Bartenders, please get a copy of your certificate for Beverage Serving that you probably took through Blackhawk Tech College so they can be turned into the Town of Albion as they have to have this on record. The sooner the better. Birthdays coming this week are Jennifer Moretti of Brookfield, Ill., Mary Chris Skrezyna of Bolingbrook, Ill., and Stephen Sather on the 19th, cousin Barb Olson, Billy Morrison, and Amy Cusick of Enidok, Okla. the 20th, Johnathan James Hinze who turns “1�, Jean Stronach of Stoughton the 22nd, Debbie Fowler, Rick Johnson, Matt McIntyre the 23rd, and Harlan Krull the 25th. Missed birthdays last week are Madeline Halverson of Stoughton, 17th and Lynne Lund the 13th. An-

niversary wishes to John and Ruth Thompson the 22nd, Diane and Roger Amundson the 24th, and Laura and Tom Soma of Minooka, Ill. Another anniversary date gathered over the weekend is friends from Stoughton, Pat and Ron Ehle who celebrated “50 years� on July 16th. Last Wednesday evening, we attended the Tired Iron Car Cruise Nite in Albion and this time there were 118 cars, outnumbering June’s attendance. Each month brings more new cars to be on display and they just keep getting better and wonder how many will show up on August 8th. If you missed last Wednesday’s Tired Iron Car Show, you can see more cars downtown on Saturday at the Tobacco Heritage Days Car Show. Trophies will be awarded to cars in various categories and they always have continual raffles going giving everyone an opportunity to win something really nice. I am also certain that at the end of the Car Show, I think there will be another “good show� which is what most of them are waiting for and we’ll have to see if this gets pulled off. There are so many events throughout the entire weekend, starting on Friday through Sunday evening, it’s hard to make each unless you look fast or just keep on the move. There is a good lineup of entertainment, lots of food, good things at the Art Fair in the Park, things for the whole family to enjoy. Sunday is the parade and then everything is back at Racetrack Park. As usual, it will be very warm, dress comfortable. Don’t forget to get your buttons as this is your entrance to all the events. This celebration brings many families who have moved away back for the weekend to socialize with many friends and family. This celebration is celebrating the heritage of our community and it is good to see tobacco standing in the fields again and of course tobacco loves hot weather! Have a great weekend, drink lots of fluids and try to stay cool. Q: What has 18 legs and catches flies? A: A baseball team!.


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Students of Elise Wileman owner and instructor of Free Will Yoga enjoy their Saturday morning class on the deck of the train depot. Class is held Monday and Saturday mornings from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. outdoors weather permitting. “We’ve been able to enjoy nearly every Saturday morning (and most Monday mornings) out here with summer being as dry as it has been, added Wileman. “Our turn out has been averaging 10 or more people during a Saturday morning class but there is definitely room for more. Students were concerned at first that our practice would be too noticed by passersby’s but that’s not the case. Our biggest obstacle is tuning out the traffic noise.” Saturday morning class will resume on July 28th at 8:00 a.m. taking time off this Saturday July 21st to enjoy Tobacco Days.

Tired Iron Promotions will be holding its 5th annual Swap Meet and Car Show the weekend of July 28th and 29th. The event is held at Thresherman’s Park on Hwy 51 and Cox Road between Edgerton and Janesville. The park opens at 7:00 a.m. to the public and closes at 5:00 p.m. Vendors from all over the Midwest come to sell their wares including everything from old, or rare car parts to handmade crafts and everything in between. Twenty feet by twenty feet vendor spots are available. Food and refreshments are also available. The weekend proves to be entrtaining with fun for everyone. Hobo the DJ will entertain both days and the HOG live radio remote will be at the park on Saturday morning. Other activities during the weekend will include a “Time bomb” where a car is drained of most of the motor oil and coolant and you guess how long it will take for the car to quit running and another car that is crushed and you have to guess what

kind of car it is. On Saturday evening, after the park closes, the old car enthusiasts jump in their cars and take a cruise around the area. Everyone is invited to join in. There is a car show on both Saturday and Sunday with trophies award on Sunday afternoon. Tired Iron Promotions began 5 years ago when a group of “old car buffs” from the area got together and held their first swap meet. At the time the group (Currently seven men and women) started holding monthly cruise nights at Albion Park on the corner of Hwy 106 and Albion Road outside of Edgerton, Wis. These are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from May through September starting at 5:00 p.m. These cruise nights are gaining popularity with every gathering and if this is any indication, the 5th annual Tired Iron Promotions Swap Meet and Car Show on July 28th and 29th at Threshermans Park will once again be a great success. For more information, call Steve Hanewall at 608-884-8659 or Pete Seitz at 608-449-4210.

that watering is critical in preserving the health of our trees. Most trees have about 80% of their root systems located in the top six to twelve inches of the soil. If you have done any digging lately, you know that it is pretty dry down there. Trees receiving less than one inch of water per week, especially young trees, recently planted trees and those with damaged or confined root systems will benefit from some supplemental watering. Water in the early morning or early evening to minimize water loss from evaporation. How much should I water? The Dane County Tree Board recommends five to ten gallons of water per inch of trunk diameter. Measure

the circumference of your trunk at about knee-level with a measuring tape, and divide that figure by pi (3.14) to get the diameter. If you set your hose to a trickle and multiply the figure for the diameter of your trunk by five, that is approximately the amount of time you should run the water. It is a good idea during that time to switch the hose around to different sides of the tree to get more of the root system. Set the hose about 18-24” from the trunk when watering. Watering slowly is important to allow the tree to absorb the water properly. It is better to water deeply once a week than to sprinkle lightly more often. To Mulch or Not to Mulch? The

Dane County Tree Board advices using shredded bark mulch to help retain soil moisture. Mulch is much better over tree roots than lawn grass, which competes with tree roots for water. Never pile mulch up against the trunk. Start mulching about four inches out from the trunk, and don’t apply it any deeper than four inches. If the area has not been mulched before, water the ground deeply before mulching. Then water again after mulching to wet down the mulch so the next application of water is more effective. For more information about tree care, visit the Dane County Tree Board website at www.tree or call the Dane County

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THD Money Machine – There is going to be an inflatable ‘Money Machine’ at Racetrack Park for Tobacco Days weekend. Instead of money it will be loaded with Coupons for area businesses. The THD committee thought this would be a great way for local businesses to promote themselves. Please get in touch with Erin if you would be interested in supplying some coupons for the weekend. You can email Erin at, or call her at 608-295-5622. She hopes to hear from you soon. Taste of the Classics - A wine, beer and cheese tasting event to benefit the Edgerton Sterling North Book and Film Festival, Thursday, July 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anchor Inn, located on the Rock River in Newville. There will be appetizers, entertainment and silent and live auctions with many beautiful items for sale. For more details and ticket prices, please call 608-921-3305. Hot Dog and Brat Picnic Lunches – being served up on the THD Parade Route on Sunday, July 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Edgerton Care Center located 313 Stoughton Rd. What a fun and delicious way to watch the parade – enjoying a picnic lunch in your favorite parade spot. Cool refreshments are also available. All proceeds will benefit the Edgerton Care Center. Tobacco Heritage Days - July 20-22, 2012 City wide events include Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show; Arts in the Park, Open Air Market; Carnival rides; Live entertainment, Book Sale, citywide rummage sales, many food vendors, family activities, a baseball tournament and we finish off with a 11:30 a.m. Parade on Sunday, July 22nd. For all the details, please visit Chamber Brat and Burger Stand – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the depot grounds during the THD Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, July 21st. Come visit the car show and stop by for a delicious freshly grilled Brat or Burger or something cold and refreshing to drink! You haven’t truly visited THD without stopping by the Edgerton Train Depot and enjoying a meal on the Depot Deck; who knows a train may just pass by as well. The Depot and Edgerton History Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in to say ‘hi’ or to enjoy a look at Edgerton’s Tobacco History! Concert in the Park – The Rockin’ Royals – Oldies - 6:30 p.m. on July 25th at the Menhall Pavilion in Central Park. Concerts are free and parking is plentiful. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and picnic dinners to these fun, family-friendly performances. For more information about the concerts or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Concerts in the Park Series, please contact Alan Lemke at 884-7576. Tired Iron Car Show and Swap Meet – Sponsored by Tired Iron Promotions. Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29 at Thresherman’s Park on Hwy. 51 S. from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For all the details, please visit ***************

Chamber Bucks - Work just like gift cards and can be purchased at the Edgerton Depot in any amount. They have a one year expiration date and can be used at many Edgerton establishments. Chamber Bucks make great gifts and awards. For more information, please contact the Chamber Office at 8844408. NOTICE Chamber, Depot and Museum will be open only Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For assistance other than these times, please call 608289-1220, after 5:30 p.m. Other Dates to Remember: July 19th - Farmers Market - 1 to 6 p.m. - Henry Street. July 25th - Book Festival Meeting - 5:30 p.m. - High School LMC

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Submitted By: Lisa Johnson Dane County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator The lack of rain coupled with heat and high winds is causing significant stress to our trees, especially those planted in the last two to three years that have smaller root systems than established trees. Water stress can cause root dieback that lead to dead twigs and branches in the canopy. Stressed trees are also more vulnerable to attack by insects and diseases. Dane County Tree Board members Ed Bartell (City of Fitchburg Urban Forester) and Mark Wegner (City of Middleton forester) agree

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Road conditions become significant part of Fulton Town Board meeting discussion Plans for roadwork on Hillside Road are still up in the air following the July 10th Fulton Town Board meeting. The town has received a Town Road Discretionary Improvement Program (TRID) grant to cover up to half of the repairs needed on Hillside, a road that sits in an area predicted to have significant population growth in upcoming years. The proposed road improvements would increase safety by making roads wider and providing bigger shoulders. “If you have the best interest of the general public [...] at heart, that road needs to be built,” said Chairman Evan Sayre. Each year, Fulton’s budget for road maintenance is $300,000. The plan for Hillside is estimated to cost at least $500,000. “All of the major subdivision and growth that we are projecting in the town of Fulton is right on that road, said Sayre. “It needs doing. I don’t like the price, but it needs doing.” The fate of the roadwork depends on several factors. Currently, the board wants to do repairs, but is waiting to see what the town of Albion, also a recipient, will be doing. The two communities have an understanding that they will work together on the project, but neither has fully committed to the construction plans. The board agreed to set a decision deadline for both towns, contingent upon Albion’s approval. Bids for the roadwork will also

influence the board’s vote. Because costs of materials, such as oil, cannot be predicted, estimates from potential companies are not guaranteed to remain the same. If bids are too excessive, work could be done differently. Sayre has noted that the road will be repaired as needed, even if the bids are too high, but that the town would contract to do it, and it might not be as good as what the grant project would provide. “In the grand scheme of things, the road needs some work on it. I am not against that at all,” said Sayre. A meeting to discuss the potential roadwork with those living or working along the road, or those who would otherwise be affected by the process, is scheduled for July 31. If the town decides to proceed with the roadwork and use the TRID grant, a special meeting will be held to have community approval for the cost. State law requires that roadwork will not cost more than $5,000 per mile. The Hillside Road project covers 63 miles, a distance that makes following the statute unrealistic. To bypass this law, the town must vote to allow the project to happen. The roadwork on Hillside Road is not expected to push tax rates above levy limits or dramatically harm the overall road budget, although some work will be adjusted accordingly. Still, indecision is adding up. As engineers estimate and totals continue to remain uncertain, Fulton will be paying just to decide if the work should be done. County workers have been working on grater patching and seal coating throughout the community this month. On the morning of Thursday,

ally got it,” Brotzman said about the vehicle. “It was stolen by a 72-yearold lady. She had her nephew haul it away on a trailer.” In February 2012, Brotzman sold the car to a Florida banker. “I still feel bad about it,” Brotzman said. “I

had it so long, you know, and it was in mint condition. There wasn’t a thing that needed fixing on it. I would take it to a car show and people would just love to see it.” When the car was first delivered to Broztman in 1974, it needed ex-

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July 19th, a demonstration of the new road repair technique will take place as the county updates the Town Hall parking lot. “I think we’re lucky that the county has got a grater operator,” said Sayre, noting that they do a nice job. Police Chief Blaine Larson has been pleasantly surprised with how the roads have held up during the recent high temperatures. He also said that constituents have been good about keeping smart with the hot weather, and avoiding getting sick from the extremes. The police department has been dealing with some neighbor disputes in Rock River Leisure Estates, but has had a fairly calm summer. In June, the department worked the Muscular Dystrophy Association Tub Run hosted by the South Central Wisconsin, Janesville Chapter Harley Owners Group. Larson said there were no incidents during the event. A garage fire at 816 West Fulton Street in Edgerton was contained by firefighters on July 13. The department recently updated (Edgerton Reporter photo) their digital radios, and they are working on a grant that would pro- sor Andy Walton reported the tenta- cessful. Rusch stated that next year’s ther explained that vacating the road vide funding police equipment tive date for the Lake District’s an- trails would be marked more clearly. would lead to a land-locked property, Two citizens brought property which would be unfair to the owner. through the Wisconsin Department nual meeting as July 28th. Since hiring a leak consultant to concerns to the board, and received Supervisor Scott Farrington did note of Transportation. that while there is no guarantee that Area firefighters have a new fa- evaluate the Water Districtís system, mixed results. Citizen Carrie Eiden asked for the land will not be developed in the cility to utilize for training. Town two issues were detected, said Fulton Chairman Evan Sayre announced Water Utility Chairman Mike Reb- modified guidelines for the construc- future, or by other board members, that half of the old hospital will now man. Rebman said there was suspi- tion of her new home, and demolition there are currently no plans to do so. Clay also had a financial concern, be used for practice. “That’s a nice cion that there might be leaking after of her old. After hearing her case, gesture to let us use that,” said Sayre. water distribution and meter reads Eiden was granted permission to and asked about being reimbursed “Where else can you go and come up were not matching. He added that the keep her old home intact on the same for a driveway that she had conwith a building where you can prac- findings will be evaluated in the next property for 120 days following the structed in previous years, noting that quarter. “I think it’s going to be issue of an occupancy permit to the it was on public property. She said tice?” new building. Typically, buildings that when the driveway was comThe Lake District received the money well spent,” said Rebman. The trail was approved last year. must be torn down before a new one pleted, she had received word that dredging grant that it had applied for she would be paid for its construcin previous months. This will allow after a mild winter, The Newville is constructed. Citizen Debbie Clay also spoke tion. County Clerk Connie Zimmerfor cleaner waters as bed materials snowmobile trails will continue to such as muck, sand, gravel, and or- function next year. As part of the an- with the board, requesting that an un- man said that Clay would need to ganic material are removed. Supervi- nual review of the trails, Charles maintained road in front of her home provide evidence of that arrangeRusch discussed the conditions of the be vacated, as potential buyers were ment, and no further action was routes and the results of the system. bothered by it. The board explained taken. (Continued from page 1) Although there was not much riding that when the road was put there, it The next Fulton Town Board due to a lack of snowfall, Rusch was done with the possibility of fu- meeting will be held August 7th. tensive work, the author recalled. noted that this past season was suc- ture development in mind. They furNewspaper stories in the Milwaukee Journal and Eau Claire LeaderTelegram later documented how Brotzman had won the car back.

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Willson’s Monarch thrived in the 1880s The Edgerton Reporter, Edgerton, WI 53534, Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

In 1911, the Willson’s Monarch Laboratories of Edgerton was entering its 26th year of business. “Starting without capital or equipment, it has grown from a small institution to one of great power,” owner George Willson noted in that year’s issue of the Willson’s Monarch Almanac. Founded in 1885 by brothers George and Dexter Willson, the Monarch Lab would flourish until the mid-1920s, surviving an 1893 economic collapse, but generally being weakened by the Great Depression that started in 1929. The April 1910 death of Dexter I. Willson, president and general manager of the company, at just 45, had spelled out the destiny that would eventually destroy the firm, even though it limped on until the early 1950s, under different management and in very straightened economic circumstances. Willson’s Monarch was a manufacturer of patent medicines and flavorings, as well as cure-alls for the home and farm. “Our aim is to conserve the

health, preserve the ravages of diseases, and prolong life, and we feel no better method could be employed than to discuss the diseases and the best means of fighting them,” the firm grandiously boasted in its 1911 almanac. “We feel that our efforts in the past several years to maintain a high standard of quality are beginning to make themselves felt. Everything points that way. “Our agents are enjoying a far bet-

a valuable article for cancers, so I began the use of it, and by strict application, I have my external cancers cured. I give thanks to God for so valuable a preparation and assure you that I lose no chance to tell other people of the wonderful cure wrought by Monarch Oil for me.” Other company products, equally touted in testimonials, included Monarch Cough Balsam, Willson’s Balsam, Willson’s Blackberry Monarch Tonic, Willson’s Cocoa Oil, Willson’s Cathartic and Laxative Tablets, Willson’s Monarch Sarsaparilla, Willson’s Monarch One-Day Cold Pills, Willson’s Monarch Healing Salve, Willson’s Monarch Worm Candies, Willson’s Monarch Veterinary Salve, Willson’s Monarch Barb Wire Healer, Willson’s Pure Flavors, Willson’s Pure Ground Spices, Willson’s Toilet Soaps, and Willson’s Diamond Dust cleanser. The firm sold human remedies, extracts, spices, perfumes, stock and poultry remedies, soaps, and disinfectants. A snag in the company’s self-proA crowd gathers in front of the Willson-Monarch Laboratory building on Front Street (now Fulton motion as the premiere provider of Street) in Edgert o n , Wis., in an unknown date in the 1900s. The Edgerton business flourished fro m pure-ingredient cures and fixes was the the 1880s to the 1950s, manufacturing patent medicines, flavorings and cure-alls. (Photo courtesy $100 fine the firm received in 1939 of Mark Scarborough) our line always,” providing “strength, quality and perfection” in the company’s products. One of the multitude of Willson’s Monarch Laboratory products in the early 1900s was Monarch Liniment Oil, advertised to “cure your aches and pains, internal or external.” The 1911 almanac is stuffed with testimonials for this product, including a missive from Lucretia Boyce of Augusta, Mich. “On the 4th of April, I went to a sanitarium and submitted to an examination,” Boyce wrote. “The physicians said that I had three cancers and that I could not live longer than three months, as there was no help for me. “Soon after, I heard of your Monarch Oil and was told that it was

ter business, the number of people asking for goods direct from the Laboratory has increased wonderfully, and more letters are coming in telling how the quality of Willson’s Monarach Products is appreciated.” George Willson was advertised by the company then as a “thorough pharmaceutical chemist, holding certificate No. 981, granted by the state of Wisconsin on June 1, 1882.” His firm’s aim was to “produce the best in

Police force small, busy in 1953

By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff

“So far as the police department was concerned,” Edgerton’s 1953 Police Chief George H. Sweeney wrote in a 21-page annual report of the Edgerton Police Deparment during the city’s centennial, “the year generally was uncolored by any startling events or unusual developments.” Sweeney – who had served as the department’s acting chief from June 3, 1932, to April 30, 1933, then had been confirmed as the department’s official chief of police on May 1, 1933 – wrote in 1953 about the 267 light calls, 2,887 telephone calls, and 1,569 radio messages that had been received by the four regular police officers that worked then for Edgerton. Department officers then were Sweeney and Sgt. Thorwald A. Gunness, who had served since April 1950; Patrolman Lawrence L. Hanan, who had served since January 1938; and Patrolman Irwin E. Wentler, who had served since February 1951. Additionally, this tiny police force dealt with 1,432 station-to-car and 1,158 car-to-station calls, as well as 1,463 telephone calls dispatched from the station, 217 telephone calls received from “other authorities,” 515 communications received via the mail, and 2,334 citizens who called at the police station in person. Two attempted burglaries were reported, although one proved unfounded and the other had not yet been “cleared” (that is, solved and prosecuted) as of June 1954. Two cases of auto theft were reported, with one case unfounded and the other, “cleared by arrest.” Three cases of operating an auto without the consent of the owner were

The Edgerton Police force is pictured here from an image captured in time for a 1950 newspaper article. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough)

Police Chief George Sweeney, an Edgerton historian of the first rank, poses with a telephone at the old police station on Burdick Street, while another o fficer takes notes. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough)

reported, with one unfounded, and the remaining two not yet cleared. Also reported were 28 cases of larceny – theft of less than $50 – with 10 of these unfounded and 18 actual cases committed. Eleven were cleared by arrest and the remainder were still under investigation. Edgerton property reported stolen in 1953 was valued at $512. Of this, property valued at $281 had been recovered and returned to owners by the Edgerton police officers. Six cases of forged and fraudulent checks were reported during the year, with five of these cases cleared by

arrest. One case remained open. Fifteen cases of damage to property were reported to the police department, with juveniles responsible for nine cases and damage by auto responsible for five cases. Dollar-loss damage in these incidents was estimated at $430. Eight children during 1953 were reported missing, with the Edgerton Police Department helping to safely find seven and return these youngsters to their homes and parents. The eighth child was found dead in the city’s swimming pond; his body was recovered. Sixty-nine transients were noted in

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from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the “misbranding” of Willson’s Monarch Cough Syrup, Willson’s Monarch Buchu Compound, Willson’s Camphor and Eucalyptus Ointment, Willson’s Monarch Worm Power, Willson’s Monarch Antispectic Dusting Power, and Willson’s Monarch Healing Salve. “The labeling of these products, including both human and veterinary remedies, bore false and fraudulent representations regarding their curative and therapeutic effects, and that of the Dusting Power bore misleading representations regarding its antiseptic properties,” wrote Habst Brown, acting secretary of agriculture. The cough syrup contained chloroform, “which was not declared on the label,” Brown added.

Left: From th e 1911 cover o f Wi llson’s Monarc h Almanac

Edgerton during 1953 – with 46 of these people “furnished lodging at the police station” and 26 of these folks “given food.” People receiving food were “in poor health and advanced years, several were over 75 years old,” Sweeney wrote. During 1953, police helped keep the peace at Edgerton’s centennial celebration, a Veterans of Foreign Wars Jamboree, 14 baseball games, six parades, and one picnic. Twelve people made applications for peddlar or solicitor licenses, with each applicant investigated and some applicants fingerprinted before their applications were certified. Driver’s license written and road tests were given to 188 people. Wisconsin driver’s licenses and car titles were inspected 145 times. Seventyseven funeral escorts were provided. There were 1,437 parking tickets issued. There were 2,373 inspections of business places made during working hours. There were 94,214 inspections made after closing hours. These included discovering 155 firms with unlocked doors and 249 street lights that were “out.” Dog complaints totaled 37, with 11 people bitten by a dog. Six dogs were killed by people driving motor vehicles; seven dogs were killed by police officers. There were 109 traffic accidents, with 187 motor vehicles, one bicyclist and four pedestrians involved. Nine motorists received minor injuries; six motorists and one pedestrian were seriously injured. Thirty-seven people were arrested due to traffic crashes; they paid fines or spent time in jail. There were no fatal accidents in Edgerton for all of 1953. Thirty criminal offenses were committed here in 1953, compared to 43 criminal offenses committed in 1952. Altogether, 159 adults and 16 juveniles were arrested. Among arrests made in 1953, there were 21 cases of drunkeness; 14 cases of disturbing the peace; 16 cases of speeding; and 23 cases of careless and heedless driving. There was one arrest for a minor loitering in a tavern and two arrests for molesting women. Fourteen people were arrested for being a “suspicous person.” Police officers appeared 165 times in court. They filed 2,553 written reports. All Edgerton Police Department costs totaled $24,297.85 in 1953, with some of the “big ticket” items including $9,700 for regular officer salaries, $3,315 for relief officer salaries, $782 for special officer pay, and $1,071 for a new squad car. The expense of operating the jail (including costs tied to electricity, telephone, heating fuel, and office supplies) totaled $1,166. “On the basis of a population of 3,515 inhabitants,” Sweeney wrote, “the actual costs to the taxpayers for police protection, for the year 1953, was $5.49 per capita.”

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George Sweeney’s history of Edgerton police By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff In a history of the Edgerton Police Department, written by then Police Chief George Sweeney and printed in commemoration of the 1953 city centennial, the historian noted some amusing and atrocious anecdotes from the city’s earliest police adventures and mishaps. Law enforcement in Edgerton started with C.L. “Lee” Brown, who operated a livery stable and often used “box stalls” as cells to house “harmless drunks, Sweeney wrote. Brown served as the Edgerton village constable in the 1850s through the 1880s, as well as deputy sheriff for Rock County. “During the early days in Edgerton,

the officer walked, and this limited his patroling to the business section,” Sweeney added. “The call lights and telephone did not exist, the radio and squad cars were something unimagined. Most of the town folks traveled on foot around the village and it took considerable time to summon an officer to a residential area.” Edgerton lawmen in the 1850s through the 1880s dealt mainly with drunks and ruffians, Sweeney noted, and “it was often difficult to bring a drunk or unruly prisoner to the station,” the police chief wrote. “The wheelbarrow, delivery cart or dray wagon were used when available.” A two-wheel cart, owned by the Commercial Hotel, was often pressed into service. Edgerton’s first jail, built in the

Ruth Marie (Bass) (Schultz) Scarborough, the daughter of Bernice (Richardson) and Lindsay Edward Bass, was born on Feb. 17, 1934, and grew up along the edge of Rock River in Newville, Wis., where she lived until her death in 1999. She is pictured here at about age three, at her parent’s place on the river. Ruth Scarborough, the co-secretary of the Richardson-Price reunion for 40 years, was an election worker for the town of Fulton and a proud member of the Wisconsin Manx Society. She is the mother of Mark Scarborough, who provided this photo.

1870s, was “constructed of plank laid flat and spiked together,” Sweeney noted. Located on Fulton Street, the jail was destroyed by fire on Oct. 30, 1884. “Andrew Berry discovered smoke pouring from the jail windows as he was on his way to open his wagon shop,” Sweeney wrote. “Berry and others summoned help to break the lock on the door.

Pulka (wearing borrowed handcuffs) was being transported by Springer via buggy, passing over the Indianford dam on a wooden bridge, when the prisoner made a jump for it into the cold waters of Rock River. When Deputy Sheriff C.L. Brown arrived to let a prisoner out, the lock was too “badly mutilated” to do so. The jail door was only forced open in time to remove the prisoner’s dead body. “No attempt was made to save the building,” Sweeney wrote. A “new” jail building on Burdick Street was first built in 1885. The jail section of this police building orignally featured four brick-and-stone cells equipped with steel doors. Sometime after 1914, the Edgerton Police Department received authorization from the Edgerton Common Council to purchase four steel cages from the Pauly Jail Building Co. of St. Louis, Mo., and these structures replaced the brick-and-stone cells. This space was refurbished in 1940, then used through the 1940s through the 1980s. Edgerton’s police station – moved to Fulton Street again, next to Mario’s Pizza – no longer includes jail cells. Several of Sweeney’s tales about individual derring do concerned Edgerton Marshall Ben J. Springer, who had served the city in that rank from May 1893 to April 1896, as well as serving as night patrolman from 1889 to 1899 and from 1910 to 1913, then serving as Edgerton’s chief of police from 1913 to 1932. From at least 1933 to 1952, Springer also served as Edgerton’s justice of the peace. One of Springer’s “gotcha” moments involved Frank Pulka, an Illinois man wanted in connection with burglary. One day in November 1893, Pulka was taken into custody in Janesville. Pulka (wearing borrowed handcuffs) was being transported by Springer via buggy, passing over the Indianford dam on a wooden bridge, when the prisoner made a jump for it into the cold waters of Rock River. Springer borrowed a lantern for the

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ensuing search, eventually finding Pulka on a stone pier between the gates of the dam. Regardless, Springer took pity on his soaked prisoner the next day, when Pulka asked to be released from his cell and allowed to sit next to a hot stove. Locked into the jail house, Pulka was able to use a buggy spring to pry open the steps and gain access to a connected fireman’s hall. The next time that Springer heard about Pulka, the prisoner was being sought in Mexico. Edgerton considered going “dry” on the question of alcohol before the rest of the nation, yet voted on April 5, 1910, by a slim margin of 307 to 298, to allow the continued sale of beer and booze. Saloon keepers in the city, however, were worried that “reform” members of the Edgerton Common Council would close the doors to their establishments for good. On June 14, 1910, the licensed keepers of saloons and retail liquor dealers in Edgerton sent council members a missive, promising to “refrain from selling liquor to minors, and to comply with every detail of the late ordinance asking for the removal of all screens, blinds, and shades from our saloon windows and doors,” provided that aldermen would consider the “temporary withdrawal of the complaints against them for the revocation of their licenses.” By June 30, ten licenses had been issued. Police officers of the period, Sweeney noted, became actively involved in the campaign to clean up the saloon keepers. The cops gained C.L. Burnham, once the cashier of the Bank of Edgerton, appara reputation, Sweeney wrote, “of ently absconded with some of the bank’s cash in the late 1890s, being tough.” according to this circular. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarbnorough)

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Pauline Pottery: Edgerton’s claim to fine art By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff One of the most-admired art potteries in all of America, rivaling the beauty of Rookwood’s creations in Ohio, was the Pauline Pottery of 19th Century Edgerton, Wisconsin. Paulineware, which now sells for prices reaching more than a thousand dollars for one piece, was once massproduced “at very reasonable prices” at a West Lawton Street warehouse that still stands here. And the woman who lent her name to the magnificently decorated artwork produced there, Pauline Jacobus, broke every rule for what a proper, 1890s-to-1900s Midwestern lady was supposed to be. Janesville historian Maurice Montgomery documented the history of the Edgerton pottery firm (which flourished here in a factory phase from 1884 to 1894, then was resurrected in a studio phase at Pauline Jacobus’ rural Edgerton home from 1902 to 1909) in his 2001 book, “Edgerton’s History in Clay: Pauline Pottery to Pickard China.” Former Edgerton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ori-Anne Pagel gathered together some of the best published photographs anywhere of Pauline Pottery’s work in her 2003 book, “Pauline Pottery: A Pictorial Supplement to ‘Edgerton’s History in Clay.’” The Arts Council of Edgerton, which previously displayed its extensive display of Paulineware and other Edgerton potteries at Edgerton’s historic railroad depot, recently gave the collection to the city of Edgerton. The pottery is now displayed on the second floor of the Edgerton Public Library.

Paulineware, noted for i t s fragility and designs taken fro m the natural world, is highly sought after by collectors, who pay outrageous prices for the still-existing pieces. (Edgerton Reporter photo) “Even though a lot of Pauline Pottery was poured into molds, rather than turned on a wheel, that doesn’t make it less interesting, artistically,” Ori-Anne Pagel noted. Paulineware’s flower motifs and other intricate designs, complemented by its delicate Edgerton cream-colored clay base, made the work distinctive and still attracts collectors today, Pagel added. In a recent sale, a roughly seveninch-tall Pauline pottery pitcher sold for about $1,300, while different versions of a nearly 12-inch-tall ewer have sold for prices ranging from $251 to $555, depending on condition. Pauline Pottery is “gorgeous art,” according to Terence Gilles, a

PAULINE JACOBUS, circa 1889 Wisconsin Pottery Association member who works as a records clerk for the village of Shorewood Hills. “It has both beauty and function.” More than 100 pieces of Pauline Pottery owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society are displayed in pristine images on the society’s web site. A significant collection of the pottery is also owned by the Rock County Historical Society in Janesville, Wis. Among other goods, Pauline Pottery made pitchers, candlesticks, jars, ewers, bowls, pots, cups, platters, vases, dishes, jardinières, creamers, lamp bases, and teapots. Markings on the pottery were first incised or impressed, with the firm’s name in block letters, especially during the 1883-88 Chicago period. During its 1888-94 Edgerton factory manufacture, the pottery was marked with reverse ‘P’s straddling a crown. Some of the work done by Pauline during her 1902-09 studio phase – when she also operated her home, the Bogert, as a resort, as well as a school of the arts – may have been unmarked. Pauline Pottery started in Chicago in 1882. Pauline Jacobus, who had earlier honed her skills as an artist by painting ready-made china plates, was inspired to try her hand at creating art pottery after seeing an exhibit of actress Sarah Bernhardt’s sculpture and paintings. Pauline later studied at the famed Rookwood Studios and then hired Rookwood designer Laura Fry and an Ohio kiln-builder to travel back with her to Chicago, where Pauline and her businessman husband, Oscar, became the first manufacturers and sellers of locally made art pottery in the Windy City. Pauline (Bogert) Jacobus was born in New York on Dec. 13, 1840. She was the mother of a boy and a girl, Allen and Jennie. Pauline proved to be “a loving, trusting and confiding helpmate” to her husband and a “most estimable lady,” according to two 1890s accounts of her husband’s death. Not much is known about Pauline’s personal life, with the exception that she was a Baptist. By May 1888, Pauline had moved to Edgerton, where a large deposit of cream-colored clay provided some of the necessary raw materials for the Jacobus’ fledgling pottery business and where local investors provided ready capital. She first lived in a mansion on Washington Street, but had landed by May 1890 at the Bogert, once located on Jacobus Road at the edge of Edgerton. Work at the Pauline Pottery factory on West Lawton Street started in May

1888, with four to five kilns of pottery “fired” each week by July 1888. “No pottery in the country can exhibit any finer goods than these,” Edgerton’s Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter noted July 20 of that year. By 1889, the pottery employed some 25 men to create the pottery’s molded shapes and 13 women, “under the direction of Mrs. Jacobus,” to decorate the artware. Pauline Pottery was sold in Edgerton at E.W. Babcock’s general store and in Janesville at the Hall, Sayles and Fifield jewelry shop. In Beloit, you could buy Pauline Pottery at the C.A. Emerson Drug Store. Despite lucrative contracts to create clay battery cups for the first-ever telephones and sales of the art pottery to Marshall Fields in Chicago, Pauline’s pottery was destroyed by a series of disasters. Oscar’s 1893 death was closely followed by an economic depression. Pauline Pottery’s property was sold “under foreclosure of mortgage” in April 1894, with the company reorganized as the Edgerton Pottery Co. Pauline Jacobus was no longer associated with this new business, which abandoned the artwork that had distinguished Pauline Pottery and instead concentrated on the more utilitarian battery cups. “During our visit to Edgert o n Thursday, we took the o p p o rt u n i t y t o v i s i t t h e Pauline Pottery works at that place. We were s h o w n through the establishment by Mr. O.I. Jacobus, secretary, and were w e l l pleased with our h a s t y v i s i t . M r. Jacobus showed us into every part o f t h e works and explained to us the pro c e s s , f rom the digging of the clay which was done in the yard close to the building, the grinding and the various pro c e s s e s of preparing the clay, making the ware , u n t i l i t left the hands of the decorator i n f i n e l y f i n i s h e d antique ware ”

The Pauline Pottery warehouse on Edgerton’s Lawton Street appears here, circa 1893, following the death of the pottery ’s economic mainstay, Pauline’s husband, Oscar Jacobus. Pauline Jacobus is the woman wearing black, as she is in mourning for her husband. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough) to come out. And when the bricks had cooled sufficiently to let us open it I was in a fever of excitement until I had made sure that everything was all right.” As visiting artist Bertha Jacques reported in June 1906, Pauline then did all of the work at her studio pottery herself, including washing and preparing clay; molding, casting or throwing clay on the wheel; decorating and glazing finished work; placing heavy containers of raw pottery in the kiln; and bricking up the entrance of the kiln “as successfully as a mason would do.” Early in 1906, Pauline Jacobus lectured to the Janesville Art League

about “The Story of Pottery,” according to the Janesville Gazette of Jan. 10 of that year. “A real treat is in store for lovers of art in pottery,” the Gazette told readers about the upcoming lecture. “Mrs. Jacobus is well known here through her connection with the Pauline Pottery works of Edgerton, of which she is the founder and the owner. She became interested in pottery some years ago and was a member of the old Cincinnati club; in fact, was employed in the work before it was incorporated into the now famous Rookwood Pottery. She designs her own pieces at Edgerton, originates her own ideas, etc.”

Admission to her lecture was 15 cents, “with various pieces of her pottery ... on sale afterwards.” The studio phase of Pauline Jacobus’ pottery closed for good on Dec. 15, 1909. The Bogert burned to the ground on July 19, 1911. Pauline Jacobus shortly after moved to Madison, then lived for a time in Texas. She resided at the Masonic Home in Dousman, Wisconsin, from January 24, 1926, to her death on July 6, 1930. She was remembered then by the Wisconsin State Journal as “a noted Wisconsin potter” whose work “received worldwide recognition.” Seventy-eight years after her death, Pauline’s fame continues to grow.

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However, Pauline eventually defied 19th Century tradition and became an independent business owner herself. (Most Midwest women didn’t work outside of the home in the 1890s and 1900s. Unmarried Edgerton women who did work were usually employed as teachers or tobacco sorters.) A year after the Edgerton Pottery financially collapsed in July 1901, Pauline Jacobus purchased one of the kilns from her old factory and had it moved to the Bogert, with the kiln reassembled there, brick-by-brick. “I don’t suppose any potter ever watched with more anxiety the output of that first burning,” Pauline wrote later. “I hovered about the thing while it was still too hot to touch, wondering how my precious jugs were going

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Ida Fields remains a mystery By Mark Scarborough Reporter Staff According to the Oct. 26, 1930, issue of the Wisconsin State Journal, “large crowds, including bidders from Madison and other cities,” attended a series of auctions held in Edgerton, Wis., following the Janesville, Wis., death on Oct. 1, 1930, by car accident of 78-year-old Ida Fields of Edgerton. Among the strange mix of “antique treasures” and for-certain trash found in Fields’ hoard-filled home there (once located at a long-gone farm dwelling at the edge of the city on what is now Highway 51, on the left side of the roadway immediately before you reach the bridge crossing Rock River) were: • Gold coin-filled coffee cans. • Rare coins from the previous century.

Ida Fields, seen here in a newspaper photograph fro m 1 9 3 0 , i s an Edgerton mystery. F o l l o wing her Oct. 1, 1930, death in Janesville, the contents of her hoard-stuffed home were auctioned off that summer.

• A barrel full of high quality china. • All the merchandise from a 1900s-era, failed general store. • Some 500 pairs of shoes. • Roughly 200 hats, some of them styled as if they had been made new in the 1890s. • Thousands of yards of cloth, waiting to be made into dresses and other items of clothing. • “Valuable old books.” • Many boxes of polished oyster and clam shells. • Odd boxes of brass and iron. • Ancient and modern wearing apparel (with hundreds of items never unwrapped following purchase). • Caches of currency and jewelry. • Stacks of newspapers stretching back more than three-quarters of a century. • Antique bed spreads dating to 1750. • Hundreds of dolls. • “Numerous” wooden spools. As the (Madison) Capital Times of Oct. 23, 1930, noted, here was a woman who had lived all her life under the scrutiny of her neighbors – an average, ordinary old widowed woman, living her every day life, day-in and day-out – and now she had somehow, suddenly become someone “shrouded in mystery.” Antique dealers from throughout Wisconsin and Illinois gathered at the Fields’ estate sales, jockeying with each other for the best deals (and hoping to discover something rare that others did not know was there). Based on her will, proceeds from the sale of Fields’ estate were expected to benefit the local Masonic Lodge and the Masonic Home at Dousman, but those institutions didn’t retain records of Field’s gifts in the early 1980s. The executor of Fields’ estate, the clerk who kept track of the sales, and the judge who determined the estate had been properly disposed – all were brother Masons. Ida Fields is buried at Edgerton’s Fassett Cemetery, on the plot of her father’s family, the Moulthrops.

In a newspaper illustration from 1930, workers clear away treasure and debris at the Edgerton home of Ida Fields. The Janesville Gazette of Nov. 12, 1913, reported the funeral of Mrs Lavina Moulthrop, of Edgerton, Wis., who was Ida Field’s mother. Ida Field’s father, James Moulthrop, had died in 1903. Attending at Lavina Moulthrop’s death was the Rev. Thomas North, then a pastor at the United Methodist

Church of Edgerton, and the uncle of A Tobacco Days float from a 1977 parade featured that year’s famed “Rascal” author, Sterling queen and her attendants. (Photo courtesy of Mark Scarborough) North. Lavina Moulthrop had been born in Vermont on August 22, 1833, and had lived in Edgerton from its first years, at least as early as 1853. Ida Fields was the couple’s only child.

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North’s canoe paddle came home in 1972 During the second annual Edgerton Tobacco Days, held in July 1972, Edgerton’s Art Cunningham made a special presentation during a ceremony here. Following a disastrous fire at the sole remaining building of Albion Academy in 1965, the canoe made famous in Sterling North’s award-winning 1963 memoir, “Rascal,” was reduced to ash. The canoe paddle survived, however, and Cunningham (a dear friend of North’s since childhood) was dispatched by North’s family to present the paddle to Cliff Townsend Sr., the mainstay behind the effort to rebuild an Albion Academy museum in Dane County. “I am sorry Sterling North is unable to be here tonight to greet all of you and make this presentation, but due to poor health he could not make the trip from Morristown, N.J.,” Cunningham noted in his prepared text, which he had typed out before the event. “In his absence, I feel honored and privileged to say a few words on his behalf. “This is a canoe paddle. It looks like any ordinary canoe paddle. But if it could talk, it would tell of a boy who was born on the shores of Lake Koshkonong and who lived in Edger-

ton during his boyhood days. This boy, Sterling North, was a nature lover and he wanted a canoe to explore Rock River and Lake Koshkonong, but he did not have the money to buy one. Sterling was determined to have a canoe, so he decided to build one. “It took several months of planning and hard work to complete the canoe. It was built in the living room of his home on West Rollin Street and, in the spring of 1919, the canoe was ready for launching. It was a trimlooking craft – 18 feet, 10 inches long, by 28 inches wide – and painted green. Sterling, Royal Ladd and I carried it from the North home on Rollin Street to Central Park. Saunders Creek was over its banks and there was a fair-sized lake in the park. The launching was a complete success. “The paddle could tell of many voyages on Rock River and Lake Koshkonong. It could tell of fishing trips to Indianford, with Rascal, Sterling’s pet raccoon, riding in the prow of the canoe. This pet raccoon that was to become world famous in the book ‘Rascal’ (written by Sterling North and first published in 1963). “This paddle could tell of a duckhunting trip on Lake Koshkonong when Sexton Conway and I borrowed the canoe for an overnight trip and

Sterling North’s canoe, about 1960

how by accident we tore two large holes in the canvas covering. We patched the holes with roofing tar and tobacco canvas borrowed from a farm on Thiebeau Point. “Yes, many more stories could be told if this paddle could talk. “Sterling and his paddle parted when he left Edgerton after graduation from Edgerton High School [in 1925]. He enrolled at the University of Chicago to further his education. While attending the university, he married his childhood sweetheart, Gladys Buchanan. “The canoe was stored under the porch of his father’s home at Indianford, but it was not forgotten. Fearing for its safety, Sterling requested that it be moved to a safer place. Royal Ladd had it transported to his home, east of Edgerton. There it was viewed by many school children and adults. “Later, with Sterling’s permission, the canoe was placed in the Albion Historical Museum, where it perished in a disastrous fire in 1965 along with hundreds of other historical treasures. “The same determination and persistence that built the canoe brought success to Sterling North. Of the many books and stories that Sterling wrote, there is no doubt that the book ‘Rascal’ was his greatest success. Over a million and a half copies have been sold. It has been translated into many foreign languages. Now, the story of Sterling North’s boyhood days in Edgerton, as told in the book ‘Rascal,’ is known around the world and this canoe paddle is part of that story. Yes, Edgerton and the surrounding community is proud of Sterling North and his wife, Gladys. “Somehow, this canoe paddle did not get to the museum and, a few years back, the Ladds and I decided to surprise Sterling. We packaged the paddle and sent it to him for Christmas. Sterling was delighted and called to express his thanks. “When Sterling was informed that the museum was to be restored, he offered to furnish some replacements of books, documents, etcetera, and, for a further contribution, he sent this original canoe paddle from the book, ‘Rascal.’ “Now, on behalf of my lifelong friend. Sterling North, and his wife, Gladys, I present to Clifford Townsend, president of the Albion Academy Historical Society, this ‘Rascal’ canoe paddle, that it may be placed among the Sterling North momentos.” Sterling North’s canoe paddle is still on display at the Albion Academy Museum in Albion. The desk and typewriter he used to write “Rascal” and other books are on display at the Sterling North Childhood Home Museum and Literary Center, 409 W.

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More than 80 vendors will descend upon Central Park on Saturday, July 21 to display a dizzying amalgam of attractive arts and crafts: oil paintings, water colors, prints, innumerable fabric creations, ceramics, woven pieces, jewelry, sweaters and other knits, and indoor and outdoor metalworks. Returning artists include area fa-

vorite Howie Stiff; several new artists debut their works at the fair this year, including a renowned area coppersmith. The arts and crafts fair will also feature food booths serving up traditional grilled items and sodas; one run by St. John Lutheran Church, the other by Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be music from the Joe Roberts Band. The fair runs from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A clown will paint faces and hand

out balloons to children, and Edgerton Outreach will serve pie and ice cream under the gazebo while it lasts. The fair is sponsored by the Edgerton Art Association. The Association has been active in the community for 38 years, and has sponsored scholarships, donated band uniforms for Edgerton schools, and given generously to Gifts for Kids. Marge Fassbinder and Joann Broughton co-chair the association.

Live music on tap at Racetrack Park

Edgerton Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad depot, circa 1908. By Jeff Brown Special to the Reporter

Lend your ears and bring your dancing shoes as a variety of local and regional music acts bring their talents to the main music stage at Racetrack Park during Tobacco Heritage Days. The Jamie Campbell Band kicks things off Friday night, July 20, with a barrel full of contemporary and classic country tunes; they go on stage at 7:00 p.m. and play until 11:00 p.m.

Beloit native and band leader Jamie Campbell was a regional finalist in the CMT’s 2008 Nashville Star competition. The band has played Nashville and opened for national country artists. Stop by Saturday afternoon, grab a cool drink and a sticky snack, and tap your toe to the blue sky and buckboard country strains of locals-madegood Cary and Crud; they play Saturday, July 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit A, a six-piece group that hails from Waukesha, takes the stage Saturday night to lay down three sets of classic rock that begin at 8:00 p.m. and last until midnight. Singer-songwriter Dan Reilly closes the Tobacco Heritage Days on Sunday, July 22 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Reilly, an Edgerton native, spins tales of small towns and green fields, hard times and lonely nights, honest people and the good life.

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air two-door hardtop owned by Earl Dalby is checked out by people who attended the car show at Tobacco Heritage Days in 2011. Another car show is scheduled for this year’s celebration from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The car show king and queen will be announced at 4 p.m. on Saturday. (Edgerton Reporter photo/Mark Scarborough)

Lip sync contest going into 20th year By Jeff Brown Special to the Reporter

The contest is free and open to all ages and categories of vocal music; Paulson will group contestants by age after she reviews the applications. Applications are available at Piggly Wiggly, the offices of Edgerton Pharmacy Health Mart, and the city pool. You can also call Paulson at (608) 884-3024 to get an application. Contestants will be judged on choreography, lip syncing, appearance,

and overall performance. Winners will receive a trophy and their choice of fabulous door prizes. Each contestant must bring the song they wish to lip sync to on a CD or a cassette. The lip sync contest will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the main music stage in Racetrack Park.

itage Days after being replaced last You can also buy one at the entrance year with a carnival. No, it’s purely to the park for $12. by design - to ensure a delirious, The inflatables are open on Frishrieking romp for children of all day, July 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 ages. Kids will have their run of four inflatables: a slip-and-slide, an obstacle course (for children age 12 and younger), a fire truck slide, and a bungee run. You’ll need a wristband to enter the inflatables; buy one at Grams Insurance (103 West Fulton Street), Piggly Wiggly, or Morrison’s Auto (6307 West Highway 59) for $10.

p.m, Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 22 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Wristbands are good for all three days.

The first lip sync contests were held in the Seattle area in 1981. Edgerton’s version hasn’t been around that long, but it has been a part of every Tobacco Heritage Days since 1992, according to Georgia Paulson, who’s organized the contest for the last 18 years.

Inflatables to invade Racetrack Park this weekend By Jeff Brown Special to the Reporter

In 1959 John Scurlock was attempting to use inflatable covers to keep tennis courts dry when he noticed his employees jumping on the covers. He took that memory and wedded an inflatable cover to a large air mattress and added walls, and in 1967 the first bounce house was born. But it’s no happy accident that brings inflatables back to Racetrack Park for this year’s Tobacco Her-

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Enjoy traditional favorites throughout town: Art fair, big wheels race, book sale, Friday fish fry, coin toss, ice cream & pie social, fun run/walk, classic car show, and the Sunday parade.

Best Wishes to Edgerton during our 41st annual Tobacco Heritage Days!

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