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PULASKI, WISCONSIN

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011

Pulaski Village Board to hold discussion on new hall

The Pulaski Village Board has scheduled a Public Forum to be held in the High School Auditorium on January 19 at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to get out as much information as possible to the Village taxpayers about a proposed new Village Hall that is intended to replace the current building on St. Augustine Street. The current hall was constructed in the late 1950s and has become too small to efficiently support the day-to-day activities of the Village. When the building was originally built, none of the departments had full time staffing. Today the offices are home to seven full time staff members between the business office and Police Department. It is also home to the area’s Multi-Jurisdictional Court, which continues to grow. As the Village has grown and governmental regulations have become more stringent, the current building has become undersized and is not efficiently designed to handle the daily business requirements of the community. The Board intends to construct a new building on Village-owned

property east of the current library building. They are also interested in acquiring some adjacent properties to the sight that would allow for more parking and green space. The net effect of the project is not only to have a more efficient property but to also enhance that section of the downtown area. The firm of Martenson & Eisele, Inc., a Valley based Engineering and Architect group, had originally been contracted to do a Facility Needs and Assessment Study for the Village in early 2010. That study looked at the Villages current and future needs. From that point they came up with ideas and recommendations which included different additions to the current building or to build a new structure. The existing Franciscan printing shop was also explored as a possibility. After looking at all options, the Village Board determined that a new building at the downtown site was the most feasible alternative. On December 28, after a public discussion at the year-end Board meeting, the Village Board unanimously agreed to authorize Martenson & Eisele to move

Assumption B.V.M. School receives $15,515 from Nsight

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Dan, Brighid, Pat (Nsight’s CEO and president), Meghan, Kate, and Timothy Riordan, are the family of the (late) Kathleen Riordan, who is shown in the portrait. Kathleen served as Assumption B.V.M. School’s librarian from 1993 to 1997.  She worked tirelessly in the mission of getting every student excited about reading through the library that she created at Assumption B.V.M.  Fourteen years later, Kathleen’s vision continues to flourish under the current librarian, Joan Ladowski, and through so many who see to its continued success.

In a season where wishes come true, Assumption B.V.M. School received a $15,515 donation from Nsight Telservices-Pulaski (formerly known as Northeast Telephone Company) for library improvements and technology updates. “New technology and materials gets our students excited about reading and learning,” said Joan Ladowski, librarian at Assumption. “We are grateful for the support of Nsight Telservices to complete this project. It’s won-

forward with the next phase of the project. The estimated cost of the project is 1.9 million dollars. At today’s interest rates, the repayment of a 20-year note would be approximately .70 per mill or $105.00 annually on a property valued at $150,000.00. The Village Board is proposing that the interest on the note is paid out of undesignated reserve funds (excess tax monies that have been collected over the years) for the first five years of the loan. The net result of this type of plan is that a property owner with a $150,000.00 property would pay $55.00 in the first year. The payment would continue to rise to $87.00 in the fifth year and go to $105.00 in the sixth and continuing years through year 20. It is the hope of the Board that the Village’s equalized valuation continues to rise throughout the length of the loan thus reducing everyone’s mil rate over the length of the note. Please plan on attending the forum on January 19 to hear a more detailed report from the Village. derful to see local companies reach out and support education.” Assumption, located in Pulaski, will use the funds to purchase an electronic catalogue circulation system, a variety of nonfiction science and social studies books, DVD series of music composers, biographies on historical figures, and a variety of fiction books. They will also use funds to update the physical space of the library with paint and carpeting. “As a committed advocate for youth, education and technology, Nsight Telservices is extremely proud to assist Assumption B.V.M. School with their library updates,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs at Nsight. “Nsight Telservices believes that providing the latest education tools and materials to teachers and students will inspire innovation and increase academic achievement. Learning to love reading is where it all begins, giving wings to imagination and exploration.” Nsight Telservices, formerly known as Northeast Telephone, provides businesses and residences local and long distance calling, high-speed Internet, Nsight Digital Television (NDTV), Web hosting, computer repair and Cellcom wireless services. Nsight, as its parent company, is a premier communications provider throughout Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Visit www.nsighttel. com for more information.

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Dahms nominated for DAR Good Citizen Award

Laura Dahms

By Cassie Zahn Laura Dahms, daughter of Mike and Vonda Dahms, was chosen as the Pulaski High School DAR Good Citizen Award winner. Dahms, a senior, was chosen because she greatly illustrated the four criteria that were required of the applicants. The four criteria were dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. “I feel very honored to receive this award. A big part of my heart goes to caring for the community and to be recognized as a good citizen in this community is something I am very proud of,” said Dahms. Laura has always exhibited dependability in all facets of her life. Friends and family always know they can count on her to do what she says. Dahms said, “To be dependable is to be trusted to get things done efficiently and whole-heartedly.” Throughout her life and especially in her high school years she has always volunteered her time and talents at various events to benefit the community, never expecting anything in return. “Service is special because it is giving back to the community or the people that mean a lot to you,” said Laura. As for leadership, Dahms exhibits this by constantly acting as an admirable role model to her peers and her community, and by serving currently as Editor-inChief of the Pulaski News, Vice President of the Environmental Club, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Leo Club, and previously as a Diversity Club officer, President of the Junior Class, and Vice President of Drama Club. “Leadership determines who has the ability to get a group to collaborate together to produce efficient results. A good leader

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can achieve all of this respectfully while appreciating each person’s individual contributions,” said Dahms. As a true patriot, Laura supports her father who is a veteran and her cousin and friends who have decided to go into the service. Additionally, she acts as a zealous citizen and remains proactive by constantly trying to find anyway to improve her country. “Without the support of its citizens, American would not be what it is today,” said Dahms. As well the above-mentioned commendable qualities, Dahms exhibits various other attributes that make her an all-around genuinely congenial and productive member of society. In observing Laura Dahms’ accomplishments, it becomes evident that success rarely occurs without hard work and a positive attitude. After achieving the honor of Pulaski High School DAR winner, Dahms went on to compete against other students in the area for the regional, state, or national scholarships. She wrote a timed essay and sent in her credentials, hoping for the further honor of a DAR scholarship. Congratulations to Dahms on all her achievements. Pulaski High School is proud to call her a member of the graduating class of 2011 and believes she will become an asset to whichever college she chooses to attend. The community looks forward to seeing what Dahms does with her bright future.

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Letters to the Editors Dear Editor, Thanks to a friend, I spent the best hour and a half on Sunday, December 19, afternoon. In the Ripley’s Auditorium, I was entertained by the Pulaski Area Community Bands and Choirs. It was wonderful, wonderful. When the band and choir performed “Bells of Joy,” it brought tears to my eyes. These are everyday area people that preformed in four weeks practice. Yours truly, Sharon J. Fischer Dear Editor, I would like to thank the members of the Pulaski Community Band, Choir and directors for putting on such a beautiful Christmas Collage concert. It was an hour and fifteen minutes of non-stop wonderful entertainment. So much talent on that stage! We are so fortunate to have this right here in our community and I encourage everyone to check it out next year, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you, Dawn Niemi

- Thursday, January 13, 2011

Notice of School Board Vacancy

A resignation from the Board of Education of the Pulaski Community School District has created a vacancy. Applications will be accepted for those interested in the vacant position, which runs through the April regular election in 2012. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, a resident of the Pulaski Community School district, and in particular, a resident of Zone 5. Zone 5 includes residents of the Township of Pittsfield and the Village of Suamico. Interested candidates may stop at the District Office, 143 W. Green Bay Street, Pulaski, WI, between January 10th and 21st for an application packet or call 920-822-6001 to request a packet. Applications are also available on the district’s website at https:// connect.pulaski.k12.wi.us . Applications must be received in the District office by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Education on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Appointment to the Board is scheduled for the regular Board of Education meeting on February 2, 2011.

Pulaski High School’s Concert Choir sings “Jingle Bells” during lunch on the last day before Christmas Break.

Letters to the Editor

Letters should be no more than 200 words. All are subject to editing and must have your name, address and daytime phone number where we can confirm your letter. Letters will not be run without confirmation. Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days. Letters to the editor and articles submitted to Pulaski News may be published or distributed in print. Mail to: Pulaski News, 1040 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski, WI 54162 Fax: (920) 822-6726 E-mail: lafischer@pulaski.k12. wi.us


Community Angelica 4-H December meeting held

The Angelica 4-H Club’s December meeting started at 7 p.m. on December 14. The meeting started with each member making Christmas cards at Woodhaven Senior Center. The American pledge was led by Hunter Holewinski and the 4-H pledge by Aaron Splan. Dates were discussed when to have our next meetings, they will work for every family this year. We decided on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:15 p.m. All members must set up chairs before each meeting.  Kayla Nischke first motioned to have one family serve food and another family to do drinks; Jenna Wolf seconded that motion.  The club talked about having the vice president do a point chart for everything each member does. The person with the most points at the end of the year will get an incentive. For the club’s community service, the 4-H club will ring bells at Super Ron’s. Super Saturday will be January 22 at Shawano High School. Meetings available are livestock credits, officer training, and many others. The new members to the club are Emily and Craig Sampo. The next meeting will be January 11 at 7:15 p.m.

Christmas cheers all at Food Pantry By Matt Zey On December 21, the Pulaski Food Pantry served over 100 households. Volunteers distributed Christmas presents to 123 children, including 15 homeless. Volunteers also delivered Christmas food and gifts to 13 senior citizens in need. “I think it is safe to say all of the volunteers will sleep well tonight after a long day’s work,” said Debra Schneider. “I opened the mail before I went home, and I could hardly believe it, so I thought I should share the great news in our pantry mail today.”

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

Thursday, January 13, 2011 county health department. If you live in Brown County, then call (920) 448-6400. If you live in Oconto County, then call (920) 834-7000. If you live in Shawano County, then call (715) 526-4808.

Rondini’s Magic Show comes to Abrams Sue Winter, parishioner of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, was a featured speaker for students and adults of the parish on December 5.  She challenged all who attended to find room in their heart to consider those who are homeless in our local area.  Winter is a regular volunteer at St. John’s homeless shelter in Green Bay, and therefore, knows the current needs of the residents firsthand. She invited the sixth graders of the parish to role play daily life at the shelter to help the attendees develop an awareness of the needs of the homeless. Rondini from Rondini’s Magic & Illusion Show

Five Generations – Back row; Rick Wasielewski, Dana Wasielewski, Cody Beaumier, Laurie Wasielewski. Front row: Phillip Wasielewski, Regina Wasielewski, Bryker Piper, Brianna Wasielewski and Wally Wasielewski.

Logistic Assembly Solutions (a subsidiary of MCL and BayTek) sent the pantry a check for $3,000. After that, there was a check from the Green Bay PressGazette’s “Stock the Shelves” campaign for $7,618.39. “I had read the story in the paper about this initiative and wondered how they decided which 10 local pantries would be splitting their collection. Now I don’t care how they decided, I’m doing flips about being included,” said Schneider.

Confirmed whooping cough increases among students

Please be advised that the number of confirmed cases of Pertussis/Whooping cough is growing in the Pulaski Community School District, now including students in several of the school buildings. In order to help stop the spread of this communicable disease, we are asking all families to monitor all household members closely for the signs and symptoms of Pertussis. If a household member has or develops symptoms suggestive of Pertussis, please stay home, and consult with your medical provider. Do not attend social gatherings, work, or school until cleared by your physician. If Pertussis is suspected, the affected person will be required to stay home for five school days, while testing and treatment are completed. If testing is confirmed positive, the county health department will work with the family and school to identify all close contacts during the time the person was contagious, and all close contacts will be advised to call their physician to get preventive antibiotic treatment. This may include all household members, classmates at school, friends, and family at social activities. For the health and safety of your family, extended family, and friends, please stay home and consult your physician if there is a suspicious cough. For further information about pertussis visit the district website at www.connect.pulaski.k12. wi.us in the section labeled “Pertussis (whooping cough).” Thank you for working with us to help stop the spread of this communicable disease. If you have questions about this notice or pertussis, you can also contact your resident

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. presents Rondini’s Magic & Illusion Show.  Rondini has been performing as a professional magician since 1977.  Since that time he has been booked by almost 8,000 clients and has been seen by over 500,000 audience members.  He can wander your event performing magic with cards and coins literally within inches of your eyes or he can perform large scale illusions on stage before thousands of people.  A partial list of the illusions he can perform include cutting a girl in half, levitating himself and escaping from a straight jacket. There will be two shows on January 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The shows will be held at The Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple Street, Abrams, WI 54101.  “We are so excited to have Rondini perform here at our theater!” said Brandon Byng, President of Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc. It is a unique fundraiser for our group and is a great activity for families to attend.  Tickets for this event range from $10 to $15 for Adults (age 18 and up) and $6 to $8 for Children.  You can get your tickets now by buying them online at www.abramsspotlightproductions.com or by calling the box office at (920) 826-5852.  Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event.

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Engagement

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Michael J. Jarosinski and Danielle M. Ristow

Michael J. Jarosinski and Danielle M. Ristow of Kiel are engaged to be married. Parents of the couple are Francis and Mary Jarosinski of Pulaski and Dale and the late Maria Ristow of Kiel. Michael is a 2003 graduate of Pulaski High School, a 2005 graduate of NWTC, and a 2007 graduate of Lakeland College with degrees in Accounting. He is continuing education toward a business as a CPA in 2011. He is currently employed at Heartland Business Bank of Sheboygan as a credit analyst. Danielle is a 2005 graduate of Kiel High School and a 2010 graduate of Lakeland College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and is continuing her education towards a Master’s in Marine Biology. She is currently employed as the assistant community service coordinator at Lakeland College through AmeriCorps. The couple is planning a June 24, 2011, wedding in Sheboygan.


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- Thursday, January 13, 2011

PLAV 178 State Commander Richard Styczynski, and PLAV Auxiliary members Lottie Jaworski and Mary Ann Wilinski enjoy watching the happy children.

UW-Extension Cow College program starts up Submitted by Katie Behnke The annual UW-Extension Cow College program for Waupaca, Shawano, and Outagamie Counties dairy producers and agribusiness professionals began on the afternoon of January 4 at the FVTC regional center in Clintonville. Dr. Mark Stephenson, Extension Dairy Market / Policy Specialist and Director of the Center for Dairy Profitability at UW-Madison, gave an update on the current dairy market situation and a milk price outlook for the year ahead. He also reviewed dairy market policy proposals currently under consideration as part of the 2012 Farm Bill. Greg Blonde, Waupaca County UW-Extension Agent, then demonstrated a new webbased tool from the School of Veterinarian Medicine at UWMadison featuring their latest building design recommendations for dairy calves, heifers, and cows. Katie Behnke, the new Shawano County UW-Extension Agent, discussed her recent research at UW-Madison regarding the impact of local ethanol plants on grain markets. The second session on January 11 featured Dr. Randy Shaver, Extension Dairy Nutrition Specialist at UW-Madison. Dr. Shaver will present strategies to deal with rising feed costs and production challenges with the 2010 forage inventories. Zen Miller, Outagamie County Dairy and Livestock Agent, showed how improving the feed manger can also improve dairy farm profitability. On January 18, there will be a tour of two dairy farms southeast of Clintonville that have made significant improvements over the last few years, followed by lunch and a panel discussion with area feed consultants back at FVTC in Clintonville. Advance registration is required by calling or contacting one of the following program sponsors or supporters: Greg Blonde (715-258-6230) or greg. blonde@ces.uwex.edu; Katie Behnke (715-526-6136) or katiebehnke@ces.uwex.edu; Zen Miller (920-832-5119) or zen. miller@ces.uwex.edu; Larry Dieck (715-823-8324) or dieck@ fvtc.edu; Lynn Jerrett (920-8314387) or Jerrett@fvtc.edu. Cost is $5 per person, or $10 for all three sessions.

PLAV 178 Santa distributes gifts to the children as PLAV Auxiliary President Jan Gracyalny assists with the gifts.

Pulaski Legion of American Veterans 178 brought Christmas cheer to the special needs children at Gillett grade school. Spreading Christmas cheer are PLAV members Al Wilinski, Bob Gracyalny, and Lyle “Bob” Buckman.

Maple Grove 4-H meets in December

Maple Grove Countryside 4-H members enjoy the holiday season together at a recent meeting.

By Kayla Gracyalny, Club Reporter On December 9, Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Pulaski High School. The club’s new officers were installed and included: President Laura April, Vice President Derrick Leidel, Treasurer Shiana Gracyalny, Secretary Melissa Stiede, and Reporter Kayla Gracyalny. At the last meeting in November, the club had held the club banquet and all members and parents that helped out were recognized for all their help. A thank you was shared from Kathy Luebke who had also made a donation to the club. A thank you goes out to all the club members who donated Thanksgiving food for families in need.

4-H Enrollment Forms were due to Gary April. Any new families interested in joining 4-H should contact April to join by January 31. The club will also look at potential dates to go sledding/tubing at an area sled hill. A motion to accept this was made by Erin Stiede and seconded by Steven Stiede, motion passed. A date for this activity is to be decided on at the next meeting. Families should sign up for monthly activities such as birthday cupcakes, 4-H calendar, Chamber of Commerce Sign, and food serving schedule. A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Dustin Graf and seconded by Mason Jauquet. Snacks and refreshments for all members were held in the commons.


Community Announcements Friday, February 25th FAMILY FUN NIGHT to be held at Hillcrest Elementary School,4193 Hillcrest Road,Oneida from 6-8:30pm; Fun for the whole family! Carnival games & prizes, silent auction, Sweet Walk, karaoke, Wii gaming, face painting, and food.The event is open to the entire community and admission is FREE. For more information, contact Stacy McNeil at stacymcneil5@yahoo.com . HAND-N-HAND OF NORTHEASTERN, WI (program for children birth to 5 years who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families) now scheduling playgroups, conversational sign language classes and basic roots of sign language. Contact Jenny Geiken, Director at 920-737-0477. GREEN BAY ARTS UNLIMITED is seeking entries for its “Spring Art Festival.” The fine art exhibit is scheduled for March 6 through March 27 at the Art Garage. Entrants 18 yrs or older may submit up to 2 pieces. Contact Phyllis Verhyden @ 920-532-6612. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the fall and winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 865-7875.  PULASKI LIONS CLUB meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Legion Hall located at 135 N. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. There is a 6 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meal followed by the meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 619-7762 for more information. CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED – for local distribution through New Life Community Church. New or clean gently used clothes can be brought to the church office at 450 E. Cedar St., Pulaski (next to Subway) or call 822-7117. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans’ Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals – 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: pulaskichamber.org AMVETS WELCOME HOSTESS: The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119. POST 160 OF ANGELICA/PULASKI meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pulaski. We welcome all veterans from all E. R. A.’s. Delicious lunch served after each meeting. For more information: 822-5933.

JR. AUXILIARY UNIT 337 meets every first Monday of the month from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall; 135 N. St. Augustine St. Girls ages birth to 18 years are welcome to join whose family members have served in the military forces. For membership information: call Dorothy at 822-5485 or Joan at 855-6486. POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY KRAKOW POST 178 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. New members are always welcome. Call 865-7617 for information. THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce. The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. If you can help the pantry with these items, or any other food items, please call 822-6050. The pantry appreciates your willingness to help feed the hungry. THE MONTHLY MEETING of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Brookdale Apartments, 430 S. St. Augustine Street.

Seniors 2nd ANNUAL CHOCO-

LATE / DESSERT NIGHT on Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Tickets $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door. Call 822-8100 for more information. MOVIE MONDAY on January 24 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching the “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Show start at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, January 25 and February 8 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SENIOR? on Thursday, January 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100

Thursday, January 13, 2011 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, February 9, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. February’s book is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. Books available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR January 14 – January 28. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, Jan. 14 Chicken picatta Monday, Jan. 17 Swiss steak Tuesday, Jan. 18 Baked ham Wednesday, Jan.19 Baked chicken Thursday, Jan. 20Lasagna Friday, Jan. 21 Pork loin Monday, Jan. 24 Open-face roast beef on bread Tuesday, Jan. 25 Cream of potato soup/Chicken salad sandwich Wednesday, Jan. 26 Tater tot casserole Thursday, Jan. 27 Chicken Parmesan Friday, Jan. 28 Baked Fish

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A penny saved is a penny earned…and other financial lessons Submitted by James Lonick, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans If the recent financial turmoil has taught us anything, it’s that maybe we should pay attention to the age-old clichés that our parents and grandparents passed on to us. Take it one day at a time…the new reality for most Americans when it comes to financial recovery. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket…a poster child for diversification. You get the idea. So keeping the “what’s old is new again” mantra in mind, here are some famous clichés from generations before that could serve us well in 2011. 1.) Don’t cry over spilled milk. The recession is over and it is time to start putting the pieces back together. It might take a while (patience is a virtue after all), but you need to start somewhere. 2.) Save for a rainy day. Call it an emergency savings fund, rainy day fund, or what you will. The idea is simple, but changing our behavior is not. Money is easy to spend and there’s no question that there is still plenty of “gotta have it now” in us all. It’s time to slow down on spending and start saving. Easier said than done? “The key really is to get started saving anything,” said Jill Aleshire, senior vice president and director of Consumer Banking for Thrivent Financial Bank. “Whether it is $20 a month, $20 a paycheck, whatever it is you can set aside, just get in the habit of saving. An emergency reserve goal should be the amount equal to at least three months’ income and preferably six months’ income.” Next, resist the temptation to raid your savings! While most Americans have plenty of credit card debt (and the issue needs to be addressed as part of your financial picture), resist the temptation to raid the savings to pay it all off immediately. Also, resist the desire to raid the savings for cash purchases. If you succumb, whenever the fund is used, the amount withdrawn should be replenished as soon as possible. 3.) A penny saved is a penny earned. For an emergency savings fund, a standard savings account or money market account should meet your needs. However, thinking even longer-term, consider certificates of deposit (CDs). CDs help force you to commit your money for a period of time, so they can help you start to make your savings a more permanent habit. The money is not accessible for the term, but you will earn a higher rate of interest than a standard savings or money market account. 4.) You’re walking on thin ice. The economy got bad enough that some of us had to sacrifice the standard financial protection that we always took for granted. If you terminated your life insurance policy, now is the time to begin shopping around for a new one. It’s hard to think about, but if something happened to you would your family be able to maintain their current lifestyle? Could they stay in the house so the kids would not have to move and switch schools? The time to protect your family is now. And, you know what they say, never put off until tomorrow, what you can do today. 5.) Home is where the heart is. It’s also where most of your equity probably is too. Look into home equity loans to help you consolidate debt and get back on your feet. Lending standards are now tighter, but banks want your business and will work with you

to meet your needs. Also, first-time homebuyers still have a once in a lifetime opportunity due to the number of houses on the market, low interest rates, and the possibility of a nice first-time buyer tax credit. In addition, repeat homebuyers can get in on the tax credit action as well, whether they are downsizing or looking for more space. For more information on tax credits, go www.federalhousingtaxcredit. com. 6.) Another day, another dollar. Unless you are sick as a dog. If you are fortunate enough to still be employed, you do not need to look far to see the financial impact of not having a regular income. While your savings should help protect you if you lose your job, what happens if you get sick or injured and cannot work for a period of time? Consider disability income insurance to help cover living expenses and protect your savings should that happen. “Disability income insurance is designed to provide a monthly benefit to help cover your living expenses in case you become ill or injured and cannot work,” said Bruce Fear, vice president of Protection Products and Solutions for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. “By setting aside a small portion of your salary – typically just 2 percent to 4 percent (of adjusted gross income) – you’ll continue to receive a monthly income even if you do become disabled.” 7.) Lend a helping hand. Reach out to others in need through charitable giving and by volunteering your time and talents. There is plenty of need out there right now and every little bit helps. 8.) Stop and smell the roses. We have all been through a lot the past couple of years, virtually none of us untouched by the financial turmoil. Perhaps your most important investment is time spent with family and friends. For more information and less clichés, go to www.thrivent.com/ marketing/savings.html or www. thrivent.com. James Lonick, FIC, is a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Pulaski. He can be reached at 920-8224177. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.6 million members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities. This column was prepared by Thrivent Financial for use by this representative. Insurance products issued by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents of Thrivent Financial. Bank products and trust services are offered through Thrivent Financial Bank, (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender), a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Insurance, securities, investment advisory services, and trust and investment management accounts are not deposits, are not guaranteed by Thrivent Financial Bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other federal government agency, and may go down in value. For additional important disclosure information, please visit Thrivent.com/disclosures.


School Updates

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ~Malcolm S. Forbes

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PHS holds French Week 2010

During the week of November 13 through 17, 2010, the Pulaski High School French Club held its annual French Week. Various activities took place. Students involved in French classes celebrated by making and eating crêpes, which is a traditional French dessert. On November 14, 2010, a game night was held that included a mousse-eating contest, a mini Tour de France, and a relay race. All took place within the school, including the Tour de France, in which miniature kid bikes were used to race around the upstairs hallways. Many quarts of mousse were also eaten competitively. On November 15, 2010, the club screened the French-based film Ratatouille. In addition, a weeklong French trivia contest also awarded many students with delicious French candy and other fun French treats. Students who want to learn more about the French language and culture should sign up for a French class next year!

Pulaski School’s Early Education Center students have fun making Frosty the Snowman.

Kindergarten students feed birds and give pins

Moland named Early Childhood Teacher of the Year Submitted by Carol Gibson, Communications Director Michelle Moland, an early childhood teacher at YWCA Green Bay-De Pere, was one of the two recipients of Early Childhood Teachers of the Year in the state. The recognition comes from the Wisconsin Division of Early Childhood and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. Moland teaches three-year-old children in the YWCA Child Care and Learning Center. She is active in the early childhood community and does trainings within the community on various topics and issues relating to children. Prior to joining the YWCA in 2009, Moland was the director of Peaceful Beginnings Christian Child Care in Mill Center, Wisconsin.

Pulaski Schools Early Education Center children learn about giving to others by donating many items to the Pulaski Pantry.

A student in Barbara Schullo’s class exemplifies giving when she gives away a gingerbread pin to Kandi Lardinois that was made in class.

During the last week of school, the theme in Barbara Schullo’s classroom was “giving.”  The students made and distributed gingerbread pins to the adults that

help them learn and keep them safe.  The students fed the birds around Glenbrook’s schoolyard so that they would have food for Christmas.

Local students among graduates at UW-Eau Claire Commencement exercises for students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire were on December 18, 2010, in Zorn Arena. Pulaski students who received

degrees in their fields of study at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire were Sarah Loew, BA, French; Jacob Miller, BS, kinesiology; Ashley Przybylski, BSW, social work.

Santa and his Elf, Hecky, traveled from afar to visit the Pulaski Schools Early Education Center on December 8. The students receive story books and were able to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.


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The sixth grade choir sings “Welcome Carol” to start off their holiday concert.

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The seventh grade choir sings “Sing Noel, Noel” enthusiastically for their portion of the holiday choir concert.

Hillcrest nominates optimists

Both of the eighth grade choirs sing together in “Hear Those Holiday Bells.”

Weslow receives recognition

Cella Bruss and Robert (Max) Mcneil are the Hillcrest Optimist winners for the month of January.

For January, there are two optimist nominations for second grade students, Robert (Max) McNeil and Cella Bruss.  David Reinking, who nominated Robert, said, “This student is a model second grade student behaviorally, and he always does the very best of jobs following our classroom rules!  Robert comes to school daily with a big smile on his face and a positive attitude!  He cares about doing a good job academically and always strives to improve!  Keep up the good work Robert!”

Ann Murphy, who nominated Cella Bruss, said, “Cella is a good student and very conscientious about her work.   More importantly, she is kind and thoughtful of her classmates and is more than willing to help anyone who seems to be struggling.”  Murphy went on to say that this student is sensitive to everyone’s feelings and tries to be sure everything is fair.  Cella is fun loving and, while she doesn’t like to make mistakes, she works hard at learning from them.  She truly exemplifies an optimist!

Christie Nimmer (Music), Chris Wendorf (Phy Ed), and Jessica Rosenberg (Art) are excited after the holiday sing-a-long.These three have put much time and energy into both the Christmas Concerts—“Santa’s Holiday Hoedown” and the Holiday Sing-aLong.  They were very hardworking elves this past December.

Tyler Weslow has been recognized as the Lannoye Optimist Student of the Month.

Submitted by Mary Pierson Tyler Weslow is a fifth grade student at Lannoye who is a role model and a leader in the classroom. He is always happy, positive, and looking for the “good” in things. If something doesn’t go quite the way it should, Weslow is the first to turn the situation around by being optimistic and thinking not only about what lesson could be learned, but also how things could be different in the future. He always enters the classroom with a smile on his face, which stays there through-

out the day. He is an active and willing participant in everything he does, and a friend to all. His enthusiasm is contagious. Weslow is a hard worker, always putting forth his best effort and striving for quality. It takes effort and discipline to meet expectations and class requirements, and Weslow gives 100 percent each and every day to be the best student and person he can be. For all of these reasons, Weslow has been recognized as the Lannoye Optimist student of the month.

Semester I Exam Schedule 2010-2011 Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors Final exams for the first semester of the 2010-2011 school year will be conducted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 and Friday, January 21, 2011. Teachers are asked to share this information with students and post a copy of the schedule in the classroom. Thursday, January 20, 2011 First Bell 7:33 Period 1 Exam 7:38 – 8:43 (65 min.) Period 2 Class 8:48 – 9:23 (35 min.) Period 3 Exam 9:28 – 10:33 (65 min.) Period 4 Class (Announcements) 10:38 – 11:18 (40 min.) Period 5 Exam “A” Lunch 11:18 – 11:48 11:53 – 12:58 (65 min.) 11:23 – 11:53 “B” Lunch 11:53 – 12:23 12:28 – 12:58 (60 min.) 11:23 – 12:28 (65 min.) “C” Lunch 12:28 – 12:58 Period 6 Class 1:03 – 1:38 (35 min.) Period 7 Exam 1:43 – 2:48 (65 min.) Friday, January 21, 2011 First Bell 7:33 Period 2 Exam 7:38 – 8:43 (65 min.) Homeroom (Announcements, Schedules) 8:48 – 9:00 (12 min.) Period 4 Exam 9:05 – 10:10 (65 min.) Period 6 Exam 10:15 – 11:20 (65 min.) Student Dismissal/ Lunch to Go 11:20 Staff Lunch Time 11:30 – 12:30 Staff Work Time 12:30 – 3:00 During exam days, all students must be present for all classes, including study hall. Students who have a study hall during periods 1, 2, 6, or 7 may be excused from study hall attendance, provided the attendance office receives a note or telephone call from their parents one day in advance of the requested absence. All incompletes must be made up within 10 days after the semester ends. All teacher and administrative detentions assigned during Semester I must be completed by Friday, January 21, 2011, unless prior approval has been made. Students are not to be dismissed during class time or dismissed early for any reason. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather during final exam days, the final exam schedule will be in effect upon return to school.


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Photos credited to Romana Vysatova of Summit Wash DC.

PLTW comes to PCMS The Gateway to Technology (GTT) and Project Lead The Way (PLTW) will be a part of the Pulaski Community Middle School Technology Education curriculum/program starting in the fall of 2011. GTT is an applied learning curriculum similar to the current high school PLTW program, but is designed to meet the learning styles for each middle school student. Currently the school board, district, and middle school administration have approved this project and are supporting its development. In addition, the High School Technology and Engineering Education Community Partnership Team are fully endorsing the start of the Gateway to Technology. PLTW offers middle schools and high schools the greatest return on their investment in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education program. These programs are more cost-effective, more sustainable, and eligible for a broader array of federal, state, and local funding sources than any other STEM-oriented program in the country. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM education. No other program serves the number of middle school and high school students with rigorous and relevant STEM education in the classroom. During the current school year, PLTW is serving approximately 4,000 schools and more than 350,000 students in 50 states. Gateway to Technology’s cutting-edge program addresses the interest and energy of middle school students, while incorporating national standards in math, science, and technology. GTT is “activity oriented” to show students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems. The instructional units excite and motivate students to use their imaginations and teach them to be creative and innovative. They also gain the skills they need to develop, produce, and use products and services. The Gateway to Technology curriculum provides a projectbased, hands-on approach that is

exciting and fun for the full-range of students in today’s grade six through eight classrooms. GTT relates technology to students’ daily lives. It also promotes communication and collaboration by emphasizing a working approach in the instructional units. This approach utilizes the strengths of each team member to accomplish the goals of the project, while offering students learning challenges at all ability levels. The math, science, and technology integrated GTT program helps students develop and hone skills in middle school that enable them to enter the high school program with foundation knowledge and skills for success in pre-engineering. Although not intended as an introduction to the PLTW pre-engineering high school program, many schools report improved interest in the high school program because of Gateway to Technology. The bottom line for middle school students is they get to be active in the classroom. They have the curiosity, energy, and sociability of scientists and engineers. The GTT program allows them to learn and apply the wonders of science and technology to the world of which they experience every day. Students matriculating from GTT will be fully prepared and excited about progressing to the high school curriculum: Pathway to Engineering. Students in the Gateway to Technology program will receive training in current technology using the latest computer software and equipment in use in industry. They will participate in a hands-

on, activity oriented program that utilizes team efforts, have the opportunity to enroll in a sequence of courses covering essential topics in technology, take courses that will apply and reinforce their study of math and science concepts. Similarly the students will enjoy a challenging program that incorporates and addresses the goal of raising standards of learning, participate in a program that will allow them to explore a major career path and, if they wish to continue, students will prepare themselves for further education at a two or four year college in a wide variety of fields relating to technology. The students will be prepared to pursue a career in technology in a field where a national employment shortage exists and pay scales are among the highest levels for entry level professionals or technicians. The GTT program will help students to develop the 21st century skills in technical and problem solving necessary to make informed decisions about their futures. Currently there are nearly 200 schools throughout Wisconsin taking advantage of the benefits of PLTW and GTT. The benefits for students learning practical technical skills and being able to apply core curriculum content in a meaningful hands-on environment are almost immeasurable. The students at Pulaski Community Middle School will have the opportunity to develop first-hand experience applying technical career skills that will allow them to make informed decisions about their futures.


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Snowmobile safety class comes to an end

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Get ready for the Brent Rosner Memorial Poker Run

The snowmobile safety class learns from one of the volunteer instructors.

Krakow High Noon Riders held their final Snowmobile Safety Class for 2010 on December 6, 7, and 9 at Pulaski High School. There were 34 students along with parents who attended the three evenings of training. Some of the training covered the hand signals, stressed that snowmobiles must stay on designated trails, and that each snowmobile must stop when crossing a roadway in a group. So basically, a snowmobile has the same rules as a vehicle. It was stressed that one must know their lakes and rivers before going onto the water. Detailed information was given to the students in case they did go through the ice, stressing that they must pull themselves out on their stomach, which limits the ice from breaking further. There is a snowmobile tool to help get yourself out of the water if you have broken through ice. Also stressed was the zero tolerance

for alcohol, since alcohol is the number one contributing factor in accidents. The students watched a movie made by the ISMA (International Snowmobile Manufactures Association) about the history of snowmobiles. In 1972 there were 137 manufacturers of snowmobiles, and 20 manufacturers were in Wisconsin. Some of the brands were Viking, Ariens, Trade Winds, John Deere, Mercury, Harley Davidson, Sno Skat, Eskimo, and Leisure Pacer. Did you know the snowmobile was invented in Wisconsin in 1924? Today there are just a few large manufacturers like Yamaha and Polaris left. The testing began for the DNR certificate, and upon passing the test all students of the class were awarded their Snowmobile Safety Certificate. Anyone born after 1985 MUST carry a certificate in order to travel on public trails, lands, or frozen waters. Assis-

tance is provided for 10-15 year olds who may need help during the testing. If you are over 16 years of age you may take the course online at the DNR website. Volunteer instructors were John Belshner, Curt Hintz, Jerry Hintz, Tom Gwidt, Larry and Lisa Sendra, and Tammi Benning. Everyone was invited to join a club and share some fun in the snow. The Krakow High Noon Riders meet for a “Sunday ride” (provided there is snow). Many other activities are planned for families, in addition to monthly meetings held at their local sponsors. Watch for more information on the Vintage Show date. If you would like more information about joining Krakow High Noon Riders call Shirley at (920) 8488128. The ATV classes will be held in the spring, if interested, please call Lisa Sendra at (920) 8993731 to get your name on the list.

Sled Fest to be held in North Chase The first annual Snowmobile Speed Runs will be held January 29 at Sled Fest in North Chase. The event is being presented by Krakow High Noon Riders and Chase Sno-Chasers Snowmobile clubs, along with the Stone Barn Foundation. Area snowmobile clubs came together with area businesses to help keep the passion for snowmobiling local. We all know that snowmobiling is an important part of the state’s winter tourism, so they are making that effort to keep it local. With the help of many volunteers, and hopefully a “little” more snow, all are looking forward to an awesome Sled Fest!

Speed Runs will be held at Rusty’s Sled Shop on County ‘S’ in Sobieski. Pre-registration will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Speed Runs will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rusty will have

vendors for informational and educational purposes. There will be other events taking place throughout the day. The Chase Stone Barn will be hosting tours, and for the first 200 people at 11 a.m. there will be a chance for someone to win a new snowmobile at the “Hole in One” Golf Contest. One of our many pit stop sponsors, North Chase Citgo Gas & Car Wash, has a Charbroil Grill with an attached Smoker (donated by Gwidt Home Inspections, LLC) that will be part of the many raffled items. Also, North Chase Bar & Grill will have food, music, and a Snow Bunny Contest. The vision of this group was to come up with a family/community event to promote our surrounding communities working together. “Many area people came together, bringing their talents to the table, and I am awed of the involvement we have received,” said Tom Gwidt. “The vision of the group is also to be able to expand in future years, to work together to make it grow, and invite others to participate in the event next year,” said Harold Peterson, owner of North Chase Citgo Gas & Car Wash. This is good for the Town of Chase and good for the clubs too. Rusty, from Rusty’s Sled Shop in Sobieski said, “Next year we may have a Show ‘n Shine which would be a contest for the best wrapped sled, best lights, etc.” However, Rusty reminded everyone that if they are unable to participate, that perhaps they would be willing to donate to the Stone Barn Foundation, as this is such an asset to our community. Be sure to join us in a day of fun-filled snowmobiling events to help reinvigorate snowmobiling!

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Branden Rosner and his brother Brent enjoy snowmobiling together before Brent’s tragic death.

By Dillon Hartstern, Brandon Thyrion, Katrina Katers, and Branden Rosner A memorial poker run for Brent Rosner will take place on January 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A poker run is an event which allows participants to travel on snowmobiles from establishment to establishment, having their card stamped at each place. It starts in the Pulaski Polka grounds and ends at waters edges on Anderson Lake. The registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10. After the run, participants can turn in poker

run sheets starting at 2 p.m. and the deadline is at 3:30 p.m. There will be a bucket raffle, food, and drinks available. All proceeds from this ride will go to the Brent Rosner Memorial Fund, which will be used to give scholarships to senior students going on to school for a welding degree. This event will hopefully become an annual happening. Brent died tragically June 6, 2010, from a bacterial infection, and he lost his life within 24 hours. This event will occur snow or shine—hope to see you there!

There’s no place for drugs and alcohol on a snowmobile Another snowmobile season has officially blown in. While snowmobile season is a fun and exciting time for winter sports enthusiasts, all too often drugs and alcohol are mixed while operating a sled, making the sport a very dangerous and costly pastime for both drivers and riders.   “Many people don’t realize that even just one or two drinks can affect decision making, distort judgment, and affect basic motor and coordination skills, causing reaction times to slow,” said Pat Ryan, program director for Libertas Treatment Center.  “When you combine drinking and drugs, with high speeds, a disaster is just waiting to happen.”  According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), alcohol was involved in 70 percent of the 23 snowmobile fatalities during last year’s snowmobile season.  The WDNR has set a maximum speed of 55 mph during night hours and have also joined the international “Zero Alcohol” campaign to raise awareness for sport enthusiasts of all ages about the dangers of drinking. Much like deer hunting season, snowmobiling is often a generational and family pastime.  “Children as young as 12 are able to get a snowmobile license, which means there most likely will be young, impressionable teens around during a snowmobile outing,” said Ryan.  “It’s very important that young riders know that alcohol or drugs shouldn’t be part of the experience.  Before you hop on a sled for a ride, take

time to talk with children about the dangers of abusing drugs and alcohol, especially while operating a snowmobile.  Be a positive role model by choosing to not abuse drugs and alcohol during an outing and by not joining in a group ride with others who may be under the influence.”   To make sure this snowmobile season is safe and memorable for all, consider the following: Never allow drugs and / or alcohol to become the focus of the snowmobile experience. Don’t participate in group outings if someone is abusing drugs or alcohol. Trust your instincts. If you think someone has had too much to drink, find them a safe way to return home.  Never be afraid to leave an uncomfortable situation.  Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you see someone on the trails who you suspect is under the influence, contact the local WDNR or a local law enforcement agency.  Make sure an adult is always supervising younger drivers. “Having a safe snowmobile season starts by making responsible decisions,” said Ryan.  “Not only will you, loved ones and other riders stay safe, but you will also have a positive influence on younger snowmobile participants.” To learn more about the dangers of drinking and drug use, please contact Libertas Treatment Center at (920) 498-8600 or visit www.libertasgb.org.


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A.B.V.M. School celebrates the holidays

Third grade elves rock around the Christmas tree.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Grade School performed their annual Christmas program based on all songs about trees and snow.  Directed by Cindy Ludtke, the children sang the theme song “Evergreen and Everlasting.”  The fifth grade performed a musical called “The Littlest Christmas Tree” written by Teresa Jennings.  With the help of their art teacher Joan Ladowski, they created a forest of trees in art and sang among a beautifully decorated stage of lighted Christmas trees.  The second grade performed a skit based on the traditional tale of “The Tale of the Three Trees.”  Elves in the third grade decided to trim the trees and “rock” around them!  Even the pre-school joined in the decorating.  The first grade had a “snow day” and decided to dance with a happy snowman.  The kindergarten students performed as Suzy Snowflake and Jack Frost.  The fourth grade joined in dancing as animated dolls in a store window.  The show featured chimes and bell playing.  Great talent and performing skills were obvious.

Families and students enjoy the bouncers at the Family Fun Fest that the Fairview PSO planned for December 10.  There were bouncers and games for the children, sumo suits for the adults, and a cake walk for all ages.  There was a visit from Santa and Elfie which all the children enjoyed.

Eric Olson and kindergarten student Kayla Coutley try to win a cake during the cake walk at the Family Fun Fest.

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The kindergarten class entertains the audience with their Suzy Snowflake and Jack Frost costumes. The A.B.V.M fifth graders hold Evergreen trees that they made in art.

Fourth grade students at A.B.V.M. perform as a chime and vocal choir.

Frosty arrives to the A.B.V.M. Christmas concert.

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Sunnyside performs“Santa’s Holiday Hoedown” By Morgan Prentice n December 17, SunnyO side Elementary held its annual holiday concert. The holiday concert was performed by third, fourth, and fifth graders, entitled “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown.” These talented elementary students presented two shows in the Sunnyside gym. “Santa’s Holiday Hoedown” included many holiday favorites such as “The World Says Merry Christmas,” “Winter in the Country,” and “I Hear Those Jingles.” Teachers and parents that attended the concert said, “The concert was the best one yet!” Christie Nimmer, Sunnyside choir teacher, said, “It was a really good program, and I was

very proud of the students.” She also said, “I was pleased with their performance.” Nimmer would like to extend a special thanks to Chris Wendorf, Jessica Rosenberg, Paula Goeben, Kathy DeBoth, Deb Manicor, Wendy Derenne, the Sunnyside Student Council, Heather King, Brenda Wertel, Julie Bedora, Dennis Naidl, Toni Peters, and to all the staff, teachers, and parents for their extra work, support, and help preparing for the concert. “I would especially like to thank the students. They deserve a tremendous round of applause for all of their dedication, commitment, time, and hard work in making this show so wonderful,” said Nimmer.

Alexis Scott plays Minnie Pearl.

elves prepare to dance a 50’s rock song to “Elvis Lives” with Casten Bedora and Josh LaVallie playing guitars.

The reindeer sing “We’re not Reindeer” and pretend to be horses in Branson.  Grant Walsh, who plays Donnor, also sings a solo as the rest of the reindeer do a dance.

Santa (Dr. Lightner) and Hecky the Elf (Mark Heck) stop and make a visit to Sunnyside during the Holiday Sing-a-long. Mara Grasse plays Dolly Holiday along with her back up singers and dancers Madison Wendrick and Samantha Faucett in “Layin it on the Line.”

Pulaski graduate receives UW-Stout scholarship Scholarships were recently awarded at The University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Scholarships valued at more than $550,000 were awarded to 350 University of Wisconsin-Stout students this year through the Stout University Foundation Inc. The scholarship recipient from Pulaski is Calvin Keyes. He was

awarded the Art, Joseph E., and Dorothea R. Winek Endowed Scholarship. The students received the awards during a scholarship reception on campus. Many of the scholarship donors also were in attendance to personally present the awards to the recipients.

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2010-11 PEEP Enrollment Information 2011-2012 Enrollment for 4K/ PEEP (Pulaski Early Education Partnership will begin on February 1, 2011. A mailing will be sent to parents the district would anticipate would be interested in 4K/ PEEP. This list is generated from district census data and other sources. This letter will be sent out a week or two prior to Feb. 1. If you have a child that qualifies for PEEP and you do not receive a letter/packet please call Rorie Gauthier at the Pulaski Student Services Office 822-6021. Pulaski 4K/PEEP has seven sites. They are: Polka Tots Child Care Center, Assumption BVM Parochial School, Peaceful Beginnings Christian Child Care Center, Building Blocks Child Development Center, Hillcrest Elementary, Fairview Elementary, and Glenbrook Elementary. The enrollment window for the 2011-12 PEEP program will open February 1 and will be available until February 28. Enrollment for the PEEP program will be done on-line through the PEEP website at http://connect.pulaski. k12.wi.us/dist_stserv_4k.cfm. As part of the on-line enrollment process, you will be asked to complete the PEEP enrollment form, Ages & Stages Questionnaire, and a health history form. If you do not have access to the on-line forms, need assistance filling out the forms, or if you have questions about the program, you are welcome to attend the PEEP Enrollment Evening: Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Location:Glenbrook Elementary PACE Conference Room Enter PACE doors on Front Street Time: 4:00-7:00 On the enrollment form, parents will be asked to list their top three choices and we will try to honor one of your top three choices. The decision of placement will depend upon attendance area, availability of space, and transportation needs. If the family needs transportation, then the school district will decide upon the site. A child is eligible for the PEEP program that is 4 years old by Sept 1, 2011 and is planning to attend kindergarten in September 2012. If you are electing to enroll your child in kindergarten in 2012, then he/she would be eligible for this program in September 2011. This program is designed for the one year preceding 5 year kindergarten entrance. In early April, parents will be sent a letter notifying you of your child’s placement. That letter will include the date of your child’s site’s May Parent Meeting and other information needed to complete the PEEP enrollment process. If you have questions please contact Pam Engel, Pulaski Early Education Partnership Coordinator at (920) 865-6400 or via e-mail: pmengel@pulaski.k12. wi.us.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 17th


Sports

 “Sports do not build character. They reveal it.” ~John Wooden

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Nordic Ski Club performs at Aspirus Sprints

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Raider ladies defeat Pirates

Coach Doell speaks to the Varsity Red Raider Girls Basketball team on a timeout.

By Laura Szela and Brooke Lauritzen The Pulaski Girls Basketball team matched up against Bayport on January 5. Pulaski won with a score of 55-48. Pulaski outscored Bay Port in the third quarter by 11 points. Brittni Wirtz had the game high, leading for Pulaski with 13 points and Laura Szela followed close behind with 10 points. The Raiders are now 4-0 in conference play.

Kyler Berg stands on the podium (far right).

Joel Egelhoff (64) and Jake Egelhoff (65) battle it out.

Would you like to wish your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day? Call Laurie at the Pulaski News 920-822-6800 or email her at lafischer@pulaski.k12.wi.us, and give her your message for your sweetheart. $10 for 10-15 words, $20 words & picture. \

Several students from the Pulaski Nordic Ski Club had great finishes at the Aspirus Sprints in Wausau on December 18 and 19, 2010. The racers completed a one kilometer loop with an 85 foot hill at the end of the race. The competitors who made it to finals raced up to four times each day. In the high school bracket, Kyler Berg took home a medal in the skate race with a third place finish. Jake Egelhoff, Joel Egelhoff, and Deedra Irwin (now at Michigan Tech but racing for

Ashwaubenon) competed in the Junior Olympic Qualifying races. They raced with the goal of qualifying for Nationals, held in March. Twins Jake and Joel Egelhoff battled against each other in several heats to qualify for finals. Jake took home a fourth place in skate and classic, Joel took fifth place in classic and eighth place in skate. Deedra Irwin, a 2010 Pulaski graduate, placed third in skate and fourth in classic.


Business

Premier Investment Services donates to Earthaven Museum Premier Investment Services recently donated $200 to the Earthaven Museum in Gillett. Earthaven Museum is a nonprofit, educational museum dedicated to earth sciences. Their museum contains thousands of rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, gemstones, and mining artifacts, all on display and available at no charge to schools, scouts, and community groups. Premier Investment Service’s donation was used towards Earthaven’s onsite presentations performed at local schools through-

out the school year. Premier Investment Service’s generous donation has allowed Earthaven Museum to reach out to schools that may not have been able to take advantage of what Earthaven has to offer. Premier Investment Services is located at any of Premier Community Bank’s locations. Premier Community Bank is headquartered in Marion, Wisconsin and has eight branches across Northeastern Wisconsin. For more about Premier Community Bank visit www.premiercommunity. com.

Legato introduces Pro Bono Program Legato Marketing & Communications, a marketing communications firm specializing in healthcare, has introduced the “Legato Gives Back” pro bono program. Twice annually, Legato will donate a pool of staff time to assist a non-profit organization in meeting its marketing and communications goals. Legato is focusing on organizations that work on the healthcare or human services areas. Services offered include marketing planning, public relations

support, writing and design, or development of other marketing communications tools. For more information on the program and application instructions, please go to www.legatogivesback.com. Legato Marketing and Communications (www.golegato. com) offers a wide range of strategic marketing, advertising, public relations, graphic design, website development, branding, and media services for the healthcare industry.

Planning for College Workshop Planned PULASKI, Wisc. (January 7, 2011) – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting a free educational workshop to help parents of high school students with their college planning. Called “College Matters: Ways to Avoid Costly Mistakes and Discover Funding Sources,” the 90-minute workshop will be held at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in the LGI 1 room at Pulaski High School, 1040 S. St. Augustine Road, Pulaski. The workshop is presented by James Lonick, FIC, a Financial Consultant with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Pulaski, WI. “College Matters” is designed to help parents avoid costly mistakes that can arise from choosing a college that isn’t a good fit for their child. It also covers: basic facts about financial aid; steps that parents and students can take to succeed academically and be admitted to a college; tips for reducing the number of courses parents must pay for; and, discovering funding sources to help pay for your child’s college education and other ways to help minimize out-of-pocket expenses. “According to the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, 2009-2010 tuition, fees, room and board averaged more than $15,000 nationally at public, four-year, in-state undergraduate schools,” said Lonick. “It’s important that families provide a college education for their children without sacrificing other fi-

nancial goals or burdening their children with too much debt. This workshop can assist in those preparations.” To register for this free workshop, call James Lonick at Phone number 920-822-4177, email james.lonick@thrivent.com. The reservation deadline is January 17, 2011. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.6 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, mutual funds, disability income insurance, bank products and more. As a notfor-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. The “College Matters” workshop is intended only to educate participants about financial decisions. It is broad in scope and does not consider participants’ individual personal financial situations, which are unique. No products will be offered for sale.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~Henry Ford

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The biggest mistake a homeowner can make when interviewing real estate agents

Lori Stephan

By Lori Stephan, Broker/ Owner  ABR,CRB,CRS,GRI  Country Pride Realty, Inc. There is a lot of bad advice out there from “personal finance experts” on TV or from friends and family. They tell you to interview 3 or 4 of 5 agents, then pick one. When somebody tells me that’s what they are going to do, I ask: “What criteria are you going to compare them, judge them, and pick one?” Everybody admits: they don’t know. They’re going to spend 3, 4, 5 evenings, interviewing different real estate agents with no predetermined way to pick the one that they will ultimately trust to handle one of the biggest and most important financial events of their life! Let me give you a comparison, you may or may not know. When a company decides to hire somebody for an important job, let’s say one that costs the company $100,000 or $200,000 a year, they have a predetermined set of questions – a set criteria – they will use to judge the people they interview. They know in advance what they are looking for. They never interview a bunch of people and go with the one they “like”. Or rely on: “How do you feel about him/her?” No. They use reason and logic. Well, you are hiring somebody to do a very important job for you! You need to know in advance the kind of agent you want. The things that are most important to you!

Kawleski joins GeorgiaPacific, LLC

Michael Kawleski

Michael Kawleski, Sobieski, has joined Georgia-Pacific, LLC, in Green Bay as its public affairs manager. In this role, Kawleski will build community relationships and manage issues in Green Bay and the surrounding region, manage the ongoing internal communications program, serve as an information resource to the mill leadership team, and provide public affairs, media relations and communications support for GP regional facilities. Kawleski was formerly market leader at Wisconsin Public Service, Green Bay, and served as executive director of the Central Wisconsin Agribusiness Innovation Center, Owen, Wisconsin. He currently serves as president of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation board of directors and volunteers as the communications director for State Representative Gary Tauchen of Bonduel. He and his wife, Jeanne, have been married 26 years and have three children, Dan, Laura, and Amy.

The smart questions to ask. For example: Is the agent’s track record at selling what she/he list “FAST” more or less important to you than his/her track record at getting top dollar? Is the fact that she/he is a lone wolf and may be constantly and immediately accessible to you more important to you than his “success percentage”, that is, the percentage of homes she/he lists she/he even sells? And on and on. Below, you will find a list of seven different “selection factors” to consider and weigh against each other. From the list, you can make your own “short list” of the five most important things you are looking for, from the agent you will hire. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 SELECTION CRITERIA? Must have strong marketing systems that will help my home to stand out vs. other homes on the market Must have a well thought out

list price for my home which reflects current market conditions and prices of comparable homes in my area Must have a proven track record of selling homes in my area Must be able to provide a high level of marketing activity on my home Must have a proven system for attracting buyers Must be able to demonstrate to me how I will NET the most amount of money possible on my home sale (i.e. how I will end up with the most money in my pocket) Must demonstrate that my listing is important and explain the systems she/he will employ to insure that my point of view is heard and incorporated in the sale of my home For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Lori Stephan @ 822.4663 or email lori@countrypriderealty. com


Births and Deaths Births

December 30, 2010 Tauscher, Caroline and Michael Oshkosh, daughter Grandparents are Sadano and the late Gerald Salzer, Oshkosh, and Robert and Claire Tauscher, Green Bay. January 1, 2011 Tilleman, Summer and R.J. Suamico, son Grandparents are Roy and Debbie Tilleman, Pulaski, and Doug and Jean Kohlmeyer, Suamico. January 3, 2011 Mork, Sarah and Brian Pulaski, daughter January 4, 2011 Jaklin, Heather and Dan Pulaski, Daughter

Deaths

Births and deaths are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. If you wish to place an obituary, please have your funeral home director email it to us. If you wish to place a photo with the obituary, there will be a $20 fee. Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.

Genke, Mary J.

Niec, Lucy

Lucy Niec, 95, Pulaski, died peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2010, at Woodhaven Manor in Pulaski. The daughter of the late Jacob and Agnes Baranowski was born on August 27, 1915, and lived in Pulaski most of her life. On November 21, 1936, she married Joseph Graczyk in Pulaski. The couple had two daughters and farmed in the town of Chase. Joseph preceded her in death on April 9, 1973. In 1978, she married Joseph Niec and he preceded her in death on October 23, 1995. Lucy was a hard worker; she loved to bake and cook and enjoyed canning foods from her garden and berries from her fatherin-law. She enjoyed hosting the family Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. Lucy always took pride in looking her best. Lucy is survived by one daughter, Terry Polachek, Oak Creek; one son-in-law, Darrell Jandrin, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, David, Jill, Michael, Cathy, Mary, Jennifer, Amy, Lori, Todd, Renee, Scott, and Tim; 27 great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Rose Baranowski, Pulaski and Regina Sitzberger, Florida; one step-daughter, Shirley (Al) Czech, Green Bay. Lucy was preceded in death by one daughter, Dottie Jandrin, on December 4, 2010; one son-inlaw, Donald Polachek on January 28, 2006, four brothers, Stanley (Martha), Leo (Clara), Edward (Bernice), Ignatius (Helen); one sister, Blanche; and one stepson, Jim Niec.

Puzen, Eleanore

Mary J Genke

Mary J. Genke, 61, Bonduel, died Wednesday morning, January 5, 2011, at University Hospital in Madison from complications resulting from a long battle with diabetes. The daughter of the late John and Celia (Rudzinski) Bluma was born May 4, 1949, in Hofa Park. On May 18, 1974, she married Randy Genke at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park. The couple made their home in the town of Hartland. She had been employed at AMS until her health problems forced her to retire.      Mary enjoyed polka dancing. She liked to sew and enjoyed all kinds of needlework. In her younger years, she was an avid bowler. Mary liked gardening. She especially loved spending time with her family.      Mary is survived by her husband, Randy; one daughter, Amy Genke, Mississippi; one son, Steve Genke (Kim Kazianka), Green Bay; one brother, Richard Bluma, Hofa Park; her godmother, Vicki Karcz, Pulaski; Randy’s brothers and sisters, David (Linda) Genke, Seymour, Debbie (Tom) Pleshek, Shawano; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.      She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Tammy Lynn, and her father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Dale and Edna Genke.

Eleanore Puzen, 91, Pulaski, went peacefully to heaven on the morning of December 26, 2010, at Wyndemere Estates, where she had made her home for the past three years. She was born October 28, 1919, in Pulaski to Andrew and Pauline (Krysiak) Humecki, the first of nine children. On August 24, 1938, she married Edward Puzen. The couple was married for 54 years, until Ed passed away on June 9, 1992. Eleanore was a longtime member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where she belonged to the St. Anne’s Society. She loved gardening and especially growing roses. She enjoyed all of Wisconsin’s four seasons, but favored spring because it is the time of the year when everything starts growing again. She was a true animal lover and an avid reader. Eleanore also loved to bake; she often baked fresh bread, raised doughnuts from scratch, and made all sorts of sweet treats. Eleanore is survived by three children, Larry Puzen, Pulaski; Darlene (James) Bogusz, Suamico, and Maryann Puzen, Pulaski, two grandchildren, Michelle (Craig) Simonson, Lena; Shawn (Carrie) Puzen, Greenleaf; two great-grandchildren, Josey and Lily Ann Puzen, two brothers, Carl (Shirley) Humecki, Sedona, AZ and John (Gladys) Humecki, Hobart; three sisters, Petronella “Pat” Wielgus, Pulaski; Bernadine Bohlman, Niagara and Joan

“Birth does not lead to greatness; but the cultivation of virtues by a person leads him to greatness” ~No Author

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(Frank) Both, Neshkoro; one sister-in-law, Dolly Humecki, Colorado Springs, CO; nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, and her special furry friend, Buffy. Eleanore was preceded in death by her husband; one granddaughter, Becky Puzen; three brothers, Joe (Grace) Humecki, Hubert Humecki, and Ervin (Dolores) Humecki; two brothers-in-law, Art Wielgus and Terry Bohlman.

Vandenplas, Harriet

Harriet Vandenplas

Harriet R. Vandenplas, 91, Flintville, died Friday, December 31, 2010, at the Johnson Hospice Care Residence, Madison, after a courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Drella, Harriet was born September 25, 1919 in Pittsfield . She graduated from Pulaski High School, where as a senior, she co-edited the first year of the Pulaski News, and then pursued a teaching degree at Oshkosh Normal College. Harriet began teaching in 1939 at North Pittsfield School and over the course of her 37 year career taught at Trout Creek, High Line, Frank Dorn, Anston, and Pulaski schools; she retired as a Social Studies teacher from Glenbrook School, Pulaski, in 1982. As a teacher, Harriet was passionate about her students learning the skills and gaining the understanding they needed to be good citizens in a democracy. On November 22, 1945, she married Raymond A. Vandenplas and they lived in the Flintville area throughout their lives. Harriet was a member of the Suamico VFW Post #9409 Auxiliary and a lifelong member of SS. Edward & Isidore Catholic Church, Flintville. She loved camping, visiting, and card playing with her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as with her sisters and brother and their families, and friends. Harriet and Ray traveled throughout Wisconsin and the western United States , especially in Wyoming . She had a keen interest in history and particularly enjoyed discussing current events and debating political issues. Harriet welcomed opportunities to meet new people and to learn their life stories and discover shared experiences with them. Harriet is survived by three daughters: Cindy Clark (Rod), McFarland; Linda Vandenplas (Marie Stanton), Madison; Rachel Liss (Bill), Riverton, Wyoming; six grandchildren: Meredith Clark & Dana Clark, Marie (Christopher) Brown, Jennifer (Daren) Suntych, Katie (Ryan) Pastor, Frank Liss; seven great-grandchildren: Colin Ryan and Maliya, Bohden, and Corbin Suntych; and Kate, Charlotte, and Oscar Brown; two sisters, Agnes Reimer, Howard, and Alice Bieda, Pulaski, and one brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Vi Drella, Chase; nieces and nephews, others relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; one sister, Rose Tiesling; one brother, Lawrence; two sisters-inlaw, Florence Peters, and Eleanor Splan; two brothers-in-law, Raymond Reimer, and Ed Bieda; and two brothers, Lawrence and Louis.

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“There can be economy only where there is efficiency.” ~Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday,January 13, 2011

PERSONAL

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THANK YOUALSO TO THE PULASKI KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS for sponsoring the booyah benefit for myself and my wife. The kindness and generosity was so appreciated by us. BRIAN & LORI JAROSINSKI.

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MISCELLANEOUS LORDY, LORDY our little girl, KAREN WELCING is 40. If you are at Citizens Bank on the 25th wish her Happy Birthday. Love, Mom & Dad.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pulaski High School receives $8,200 Technology Grant

Chris Dahlke, Director of Technology, Pulaski Schools; Amy Uelmen, Instructional Technology Coordinator , Pulaski Schools; Pat Riordan, President & CEO, Nsight; Katie Titler, PHS World Language Teacher; Mel Lightner, Superintendent, Pulaski Schools; Roger Hermsen, VP & COO of Fixed Operations, Nsight; and Rudy Brunner, Outside Sales Manager, Nsight, are pleased with the technological advancements in the Pulaski Community School District.

Submitted by Tammy Homan, Media Relations/ Communication Coordinator Pulaski High School was recently awarded a technology grant in the amount of $8,200 from the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED). The money is to create a model classroom through the Technology Grants for Rural Schools Program. FRED, in cooperation with the Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC), created the Technology Grants for Rural Schools program to help meet the growing need for innovative technology in the classroom. The grant program, now in its ninth year, awards funds to public schools that are working to increase the use of technology in order to enhance the learning experience. Nsight Telservices was the local service provider that nominated Pulaski High School for this grant. Of the almost 90 applications submitted, seven schools across the nation were selected to receive funding. Nsight has been a collaborative partner with Pulaski Schools, which led to this grant opportunity. This year, Cell Com donated six cell phones to be used in Katie Titler’s World Languages classroom for students to collaborate, share responses, and create innovative projects online. Titler’s innovation in using cell phones in the classroom has greatly enhanced the educational experience of her students. “I continue to be amazed at how much more engaging and impactful the classroom lessons have become since implementing the use of cell phones in my classes, along with other educational technology. Students love the opportunity to speak and write in Spanish using their preferred means of communication,” said Titler. Not only does Nsight recognize the educational impact cellular devices and technology has on student learning, but also the importance of partnering with school districts such as ours. The grant award will be used to create a model classroom in the World Languages Department at PHS to create a classroom that aligns to our district’s vision for teaching and learning with technology. In addition to the existing technology in the classroom, the classroom will be equipped with an interactive whiteboard, an amplification system, a document/ web cam, FLIP video cameras, and 30 Samsung Galaxy Tablets. “As a district, we recognize that for success in their futures, our classrooms need to provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively with others, brainstorm new, marketable ideas, think through problems to find solutions, and be creative in everything they do,” said Amy Uelmen, Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Pulaski School District. This World Language classroom will provide the technology

resources, as well as curriculum, to engage students, develop students’ 21st century skills and improve the rigor and relevance of teachers’ lessons.   This is a combination that will prepare our students for the ever-changing demands of the society and improve the quality of their education through excitement, relevant learning and exposure to a variety of resources, information, and technology. Not only will this model classroom benefit students, but also the entire learning community. Once the classroom is created, it will become a live, real-time professional development arena. Through staff development, we will support staff walkthroughs where they can observe this classroom during the day. Staff would be able to not only see the technology in action, but more importantly, see how it can be seamlessly integrated in everything the teacher and students do. Community members, parents, and others would also be given this opportunity to see our vision in action. Finally, we will open the classroom to other districts

as many school districts are also working hard to transform their classrooms into 21st century learning environments. “Nsight Telservices is excited to partner with Pulaski High School to enhance local education,” said Brighid Riordan, director of Public Affairs at Nsight. “Both Nsight Telservices and Cellcom have worked with the Pulaski School District for many years to help bridge the gap in our areas of technology expertise. From helping bring the Internet to the school in the early 1990s to providing cell phones in a classroom this school year, we value the opportunity to be a part of education with technology.” Nsight Telservices, formerly known as Northeast Telephone, provides businesses and residences local and long distance calling, high-speed Internet, Nsight Digital Television (NDTV), Web hosting, computer repair, and Cellcom wireless services. Nsight, as its parent company, is a premier communications provider throughout Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Nsight Telservices is a member of OPASTCO.

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Riordan elected as Vice Chairman of the CTIA Board

Patrick D. Riordan, President and CEO of Nsight and Cellcom, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the CTIA Board.

Patrick D. Riordan, president and CEO of Nsight and Cellcom, was recently elected as Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association’s (CTIA) vicechairman in 2011 for a one-year term. As vice-chairman, Riordan will also serve as the CTIA chairman-elect for the following year, moving into the chairman position in 2012. Riordan was also re-elected to the CTIA board of directors as a small carrier representative. CTIA’s executive committee is comprised of 22 members, and only two small carriers are allowed to serve on this committee. “It was an honor to be nominated by CTIA’s officers for the vice-chair position and to be elected again by the organization’s board of directors,” said Riordan. “This organization’s board includes many high-profile leaders from major carriers. These individuals are highly respected in both the telecom industry and the broader business world.” Riordan will serve with other telecommunications leaders from across the country, such as AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph de la Vega, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, and U.S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon. “With the U.S. wireless in-

dustry continuing to innovate and compete at an extraordinarily rapid pace, the 2011 board of directors and executive committee will be a tremendous asset for us as we educate policymakers on many issues. Individually, these new members are experts and leaders within the wireless industry. Collectively, they will be instrumental in guiding the association and industry toward another great year,” said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association. CTIA is dedicated to expanding the wireless frontier, and Riordan believes the industry is at a pinnacle. “We are currently experiencing a phenomenal number of new technological applications that have the potential to radically transform the way consumers use their phones. This is an exciting time for our industry, and an incredible opportunity to serve CTIA. I look forward to the journey ahead,” said Riordan. Riordan has been a member of CTIA since 1992 and has served on the board of directors since 1993. He served on the executive committee in 2010 as secretary. CTIA is an international nonprofit membership organization founded in 1984, representing all sectors of wireless communications – cellular, personal communication services, and enhanced specialized mobile radio.  As an organization, CTIA represents service providers, manufacturers, wireless data, and internet companies, as well as other contributors to the wireless universe. CTIA also coordinates the industry’s voluntary efforts to bring consumers a wide variety of choices and information regarding their wireless service, and supports important industry initiatives such as Wireless AMBER Alerts, and the safe driving public service announcement campaign.


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