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Pulaski Concrete Products continues excellence

Pulaski Concrete Products welcomes customers to many years of business.

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By Adam Styczynski and Jared Kuczer Gary Kozicki is the owner and operator of Pulaski Concrete Products in Pulaski. Kozicki services the Pulaski and Green Bay area. He provides his customers with manufacturing cement block. His products include brick and decorative brick for foundations and general building. Machinery is now all automated, unlike back in the 1950s when everything was made and done by hand, which demanded hard physical labor. Kozicki recalls the physical toll the pre-automated factory took. For example, before the crane truck became available, delivering block manually entailed physically taking the block from the truck and sliding them down a plank into the basement of the pre-built home. Technology today has made the brick easier to produce and it has made the quality of the brick better. It has also made more designs for decorative brick possible. “We always stress the quality of our brick,” said Kozicki. Some of the local projects Pulaski Concrete Products has built include, Premier Bank, the dugouts at the ball diamonds in Pulaski, Mountain Bay Plaza, Super Ron’s, and the new addition on the Pulaski Chase Co-op. The block company typically builds commercial buildings. Back in 1947, Gary Kozicki’s father, Jerome (Jerry) Kozicki, started, owned and operated the business along with Jerry’s brother, Roman Kozicki. At that time, the business was named

Kozicki Brothers Concrete Block Manufacturing. In 1949, Jerry Kozicki became sole owner of

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011 the business and took over full operation; the name subsequently changed to Pulaski Block Factory. Later, as the business grew, the name changed for its final time to Pulaski Concrete Products. In an article that previously ran in Pulaski News, Jerry Kozicki said, “There wasn’t much competition, then.” Gary Kozicki started at Pulaski Concrete Products when he was seven years old. As a young child, Gary would stamp each block with a letter “P” to mark that it came from Pulaski Concrete Products. After his father, Jerry Kozicki, retired in 1986, Gary took over the operation of the business; though Jerry Kozicki (deceased, 2008) remained active in the daily operations of the factory long into his retirement. Gary was the only one out of five sisters and one brother who took up the business. “It was successful in the long run,” says Kozicki.


Pulaski Concrete Products hours are, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they can be reached at (920) 8225151. They are located at 334 S.

Wisconsin St. “We are always willing to go the extra mile to help the customer,” says Kozicki.

Country Pride Realty employees Layne Bohm, Lori Stephan, Todd Stephan, and Jerrilynn Vandenberg celebrate 12 years of service.

Country Pride takes pride in their 12 years of service By Shane Reinhard On January 4, Country Pride Realty of Pulaski celebrated their 12 year anniversary. Business owner Lori Stephan is very proud of her self-started business, and is very glad that she can work with her brother Todd Stephan, daughter Layne Bohm, and very close friend Jerrilynn Vandenberg. Stephan chose this location because she raised her children in Pulaski and also lived in the area. “This is a very close-knit town” said Lori Stephan, “and it is hard to see community members using out-of-town realty companies that don’t put their customers first. Being a member of this

town, we feel as if we can help out our community members so much more than an out-of-town realty company.” Country Pride’s business hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, otherwise you can set up an appointment for nights and weekends as well. Country Pride is also on Facebook where you can check out the Country Pride team and other important information going on in the community. Country Pride Realty is located at 144 West Pulaski Street and ways of contact are at (920) 822-4663 or

Rosie Wenzel’s second graders learned how animals have a layer of fat to help insulate them and protect them in the winter. The second graders made a “blubber mitten” to feel how having an extra layer of fat would help them stay warm. They went outside and tested their “fat mitten” in a snow bank. Indeed, most of their hands stayed warm with the “blubber mitten.”

Shown is the block factory in 1949, in the building’s first stage. Since then there have been several additions to the building.  The largest renovation was in the late 1960s when the main plant was completely rebuilt for housing the new automated equipment.  

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Butch Reimer Scholarship announced The Pulaski Education Foundation has one new scholarship to introduce this year. It is the Butch Reimer Memorial Scholarship. All of our scholarships and their applications can be found online at www.pulaskipace. org under the Pulaski Education Foundation on the right side of the home page and at the PHS Guidance Office.

Don’t forget about the unique opportunity to receive a Community Service Letter or Pin for those applicants that have accumulated at least 100 hours of verifiable community service from at least two different sources. In subsequent years, a PACE Community Service Pin may be awarded for additional voluntary community service of 50 hours or more.

Local polka band plays at inauguration ceremony

15 minutes, which is a very tight schedule, but they made the best of it. “We were invited by a representative from Governor Walker’s office,” said Maroszek. Maroszek also said, “They wanted to capture some of the cultural and musical diversity of the state, and Pulaski is known for its polka music.” There were about 2,000 people in attendance.

Pulaski culinary classes create festive gingerbread houses

Five generations are seated: Marion Katch. Standing  great granddaughter Ariel Gronski, holding Chase Michael Gronski, great great grandson,  Mike Gronski grandson, and daughter Dianne Gronski.  Submitted by Dianne Gronski

This year’s gingerbread house competition was a huge success. The culinary one and two classes, taught by Liz Moehr, made absolutely fabulous and creative gingerbread houses. The second place winner was “The Holiday Season Tree house,” constructed by Zach Beaver, Tiana Egnarski, Heather Pautz, and Sabrina Teague. “The House of The Gingerbread” was this year’s first place winner, made by Michael Kurowski, Briana Vaile, Ashlynn VanToll, Sean Hennessy, and Noah Vander Loop.

Joe Maroszek, Joe Bertler, Jeff Maroszek, Tom Sorenson, and Brad Mijal stand at the Inauguration Ceremony.

By Adam Styczynski The New Generation polka band played at the inauguration ceremony for Governor Scott Walker. The inauguration took place on January 3 at the state capitol. “It was exciting to be able to go down to Madison. There are not too many other polka bands that can say they performed in the

rotunda at the state capitol,” said Jeff Maroszek. The band played mainly traditional polkas such as, “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie.” “As you can imagine, the acoustics were pretty challenging in the rotunda. But we did the best we could to adapt,” said Maroszek. They were slotted for only

“The House of The Gingerbread” was this year’s first place winner of the Culinary Gingerbread contest at PHS. This gingerbread house was made by Michael Kurowski, Briana Vaile, Ashlynn VanToll, Sean Hennessy, and NoahVander Loop.

Letters to the Editor

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Anne Mead is reading a flip book about pancakes, while the babies are interacting with her at the Pulaski Branch of the Brown County Library.

Anne Mead and the babies played Ring- Around- the- Rosie while holding their mothers hands, as they mingle with each other.

By Cassie Zahn, Sting Cancer Publicist January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and Pulaski Sting Cancer would like to continue in their efforts to reduce the effects of cancer in our community by raising awareness for this month. Cervical Cancer occurs in women often between the ages of 35 and 55 and is also one of the most preventable types of cancer, according to the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF). The GCF explains that women are in control of most of the risk factors, which include smoking, a weak immune system, diet, not knowing your family history, and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. To reduce your risk for cervical cancer, the GCF encourages women to quit smoking and build up their immune system by eating a healthier diet that includes a lot of fruits and vegetables. The Foundation also recommends the HPV vaccine to further protect the patient should they decide to take that precaution. Additionally, knowing the family’s medical history will obviously allow the patient to determine if she is at a higher risk. Treatment for Cervical Cancer includes surgery or chemotherapy. Remember that the Pulaski Sting Cancer Team not only brings awareness to the school and community, but also wishes to directly help members of the community affected by any type of cancer. The Sting Cancer Team can be contacted at or to learn more about us, visit our website at

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Firefighters give back to community

The Pulaski Tri-County Firefighters, Inc., is comprised of many caring people who give back to the community.

By Adam Styczynski he Pulaski Tri-County FireT fighters, Inc., donated over $500 in toys and gifts to the Pulaski Food Pantry in December. “We saw a need to help families in need for this holiday season,” said Officer Bruce Brzeczkowski. The firefighters got a list from the school program “Adopt a Family” for what they would

Alyssa and Emily enjoy jigging for panfish on a recent ice fishing trip.

like donors to acquire for area families. The firemen’s spouses and friends did the shopping for the gifts. The shoppers included Karla Killinger, Sandra Styczynski, Allison Laine, Rose Effert, and Holly Liss. The firefighters would like to thank the individuals that helped for their time spent giving back to the community.

4-H members had a great time at the last club meeting.

Maple Grove 4-H club holds monthly meeting By Kayla Gracyalny, Reporter On January 13, Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Pulaski High School. Following the meeting the club’s Christmas party was held. A t the meeting, club members determined a day to go tubing. After coming up with a few days, members voted and came to the winning choice of January 30, and the second day as February 13, both taking place in Oconto Falls. Members were told to bring their own tubes. There was a motion made by Dustin Graf and a second motion from Nathan Ferfecki to donate $50 to the Oconto Lions Club. This year for a club fundraiser we have decided to sell Seroogy’s candy bars and new this year, flower bulbs. The club has also decided to have another White Elephant Auction this year. Then the money that’s raised is donated to the Cerebral Palsy Telethon.

Jordan shows off a fine catch with Aaron Triphan and David Desmond.

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This year the club has decided to donate at least $150. Members in the dairy project are able to participate in the State Dairy Quiz Bowl in Portage, Wisconsin on February 5. Members came up and told everyone about their progress during quiz bowl practices. Members meet most Sundays and get to learn about many things in the dairy project. Finally, to end the meeting, club leader, Mrs. Peterman announced the 2010 club point winners. Members were also reminded to 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 Rory Sarenich and seconded by Kyle Mihalski. Games that older youth members set up were able to be played by the younger kids and snacks and refreshments were served in the commons.

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- Thursday, January 27, 2011

Citizen’s Update CHIEF’S

Corner 01/10/2011 7:13 am - Traffic Citation - S. Wisconsin Street 01/10/2011 9:23 am - Traffic Warning - E. Pulaski Street 01/10/2011 3:17 pm - Fraud ‑ Account Closed Check – Pulaski Food & Gas Inc. 11‑0015 01/10/2011 3:38 pm - Information‑general - S. St. Augustine Street 01/10/2011 5:43 pm - Traffic Warning – Karcz Drive 01/10/2011 6:22 pm - Parking Violation - Colonial Court Apt. 01/10/2011 7:04 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation – Flora Street 01/10/2011 11:44 pm - Traffic Warning – Flora Street 01/11/2011 4:40 am - Traffic Warning - W. Cedar Street 01/11/2011 6:59 am - Welfare Check – Karcz Drive 01/11/2011 9:30 am - Gas drive off – Trailside Convenience Store 01/11/2011 12:41 pm - Traffic Stop – Karcz Drive 01/11/2011 1:23 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Pulaski Street 01/11/2011 3:12 pm - Traffic Warning – James Court 01/11/2011 7:26 pm - Traffic Stop – Summit Street 01/11/2011 8:32 pm - Assist EMS – Camelot Park 01/11/2011 8:50 pm - Disturbance (Verbal) - W. Cedar Street 01/12/2011 11:30 am - 911 Hang up call – American Family Insurance 01/12/2011 3:02 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street 01/12/2011 3:18 pm - Traffic Accident ‑ Property Damage – Carol Lane 01/12/2011 6:37 pm - Traffic Warning – Main Street 01/12/2011 7:44 pm - Assist EMS – James Court 01/12/2011 8:12 pm - Warrant Pickup – Rosemary Drive 01/13/2011 4:42 am - Traffic Citation - E. Pulaski Street 01/13/2011 9:01 am - Traffic Warning - N. St. Augustine 01/13/2011 10:06 am - Assist EMS – Prevea Clinic 01/13/2011 10:38 am - EM‑1 – Pulaski Community Middle School 01/13/2011 2:51 pm - Traffic Warning – Mountain Bay Drive 01/13/2011 3:00 pm – Fraud – Pulaski Police Department 01/13/2011 5:15 pm - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Depart-

ment 01/13/2011 8:01 pm - Vehicle Lock Out – Shell Travel Mart 01/14/2011 2:17 am - Reckless Driving - STH 29 01/14/2011 7:43 am - Assist EMS – Colonial Courts 01/14/2011 10:19 am Lockout – Vehicles – Super Ron’s Food 01/14/2011 1:13 pm - Keep the Peace – Colonial Courts 01/14/2011 2:16 pm - Lockout – Vehicles – Trailside Convenience Store 01/15/2011 1:17 am - Operate Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated– Main Street 01/15/2011 1:30 pm - Alarm – Business – Pulaski Shell Station 01/15/2011 3:10 pm - Traffic Warning – Pulaski High School 01/15/2011 11:15 pm - Noise Complaint – Colonial Courts 01/16/2011 10:06 am - Assist EMS - James Ct 01/16/2011 9:35 pm - Traffic Accident ‑ Hit and Run – Front Street If you or someone you know has any information on these crimes or the identity of subjects; you are asked to contact the Pulaski Police Department nonemergency line, 822-5613, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Green Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 432-STOP (7867).

National Green Week is about to begin Between the days of February 7 to 11, National Green Week will be held. The point being spotlighted is the importance of the environment and to educate students on going green—in hopes of empowering them to become more involved throughout the entire year in the green campaign. Last year, there were over 100 thousand pounds of trash picked up within the week, and thousands of dollars were taken off school utility bills. Participants can do anything from picking up trash to doing the Green Energy Challenge, which was created by the Green Education Foundation. The foundation hopes that not just students, but families get involved outside of school as well. For more information or ideas on how to help, call the Green Education Foundation at (888) 668-2298.

at 4356 Twin Elm Drive, Pulaski, Wisconsin 54162. To become a member or for more information, you may contact them at (920) 619-6921 or email at wojcik.twinelm@

Local farm creates CSA Program By Graham Severson Twin Elm Gardens, a local produce farm, is having a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to provide fresh produce to its members throughout part of the year. A CSA program is a commitment between a person and a farm where the farm will provide members with a share of the farm’s produce for a fee. Twin Elm Garden’s CSA program will provide members with a weekly bag of a variety of fresh produce for 20 weeks starting from June 1 through October 12, 2011. Fresh greens and asparagus will fill the bag in the early seasons with tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots, and much more to follow. The farm was founded in 2008 by Luke and Melissa Wojcik and is located just outside of Pulaski. Luke graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville with a degree in Horticulture while Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in Biology Education and is now a science teacher at Pulaski High School. People may buy a full share, which will provide them with eight to twelve different fruits and vegetables every week. They come in a bag about the size of a large paper grocery bag. All of the foods are fresh and free of any harmful chemicals. Half shares are also available and will provide the same variety of foods but in a smaller quantity. Full shares will provide for about five people, while a half share will provide for up to three people. Both offers will provide for the full 20 weeks, and the bags can either be picked up at predetermined drop sites on a particular day and time, or bags can be delivered to member’s houses depending on their location. Costs can be paid fully in the beginning of the season or be split into two separate payments: once in the beginning of the season and again 10 weeks into the season. There are also worker shares available. People may work five hours at the farm once a week during a weekday morning to earn CSA shares. These shares are limited though so contact the farm quickly for more information. Bulk fruits are also available during the middle to late seasons to buy at will. Twin Elm Gardens is located Twin Elm Gardens is a healthy and natural way to get your fruits and vegetables and welcomes members to stop by the farm to check everything out.

Pulaski FFA attends State Leadership Conference

Katie Christopherson and Jared Kuczer are welcomed to the 2011 FFA Half-Time Conference in Stevens Point by State FFA President Alicia Hodnick.

By Katie Christopherson J ared Kuczer and Katie Christopherson represented the Pulaski FFA Chapter at the Wisconsin Association of FFA Half-Time Leadership Conference, held at the Ramada Hotel in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, January 7 through 8. More than 400 FFA members, advisors, and state FFA officers participated. The Half-Time Leadership Conference provides FFA chapter leaders from around the state the opportunity to set goals and prepare for the second half of their year of service in their local FFA chapters. FFA members attended workshops focused on leadership and personal development, membership and chapter development, and opportunities in FFA. They also learned about preparing for FFA events putting together publicity materials and getting involved in community service. In addition, FFA members heard from Rick Henningfled and Ron Henningfled, past state FFA officers and national FFA presenters, who presented motivational addresses to the members on Saturday morning. The Half-Time conference has over 25-years of tradition for Wisconsin FFA members to bring top leaders together to assist in leadership development and local FFA chapter activities. This year’s leadership conference was designed and conducted by the 2010-2011 Wisconsin State FFA Officers. The theme of the conference was “Progress throughout the Seasons.”

“Half-Time is one of the premier leadership conferences in our state and designed by student leaders. It allows FFA chapter leaders to develop their leadership skills, learn more about FFA activities and meet people while having fun,” said State FFA Executive Director, Cheryl Zimmerman. Zimmerman continued said, “We are able to provide young people with an excellent experience to develop their leadership skills and get them excited about Agriculture, Agriculture Education and the FFA so they can build their local programs.” FFA advisor Josh Rusk was also busy during the weekend, as he attended workshops to learn more about developing classroom curriculum and getting upto-date on new materials for his Agricultural Education programs. Teachers were also involved in the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) Board Meeting and Committee meetings. The Wisconsin Association of FFA comprised of 250 local chapters in high schools across the state prepares nearly 18,000 students for leadership and careers in science, business, and technology of agriculture. FFA activities and programs complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Community Announcements

JEREMIAH BAETEN BRAIN CANCER BENEFIT (former Pulaski High School graduate) Sunday, February 20, 2011 at Riverside Ballroom. Tickets $10. Contact Carrie Bodart @ 920-339-8519 or by email or Doug Prentice, State Farm Agent @ 822-4112. Any monetary gifts can be deposited at any Fox Communities Credit Union. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25- FAMILY FUN NIGHT – HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6-8:30 pm. Fun for the whole family!! The event is FREE and open to the entire community. Contact Stacy McNeil @ POLISH HERITAGE SOCIETY will be hosting “PACZKI DAYS” on Tuesday, March 8 at Rock Garden. Polish dinner and dancing to KNX Band. 6:30 p.m. Contact Malgosia @ 676-4909 or Frank @ 406-0064 for more info. 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: AMVETS 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. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 8657875. 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. 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.


HOMESTEAD CREDIT AND TAX PREPARATION offered to elderly, low income and home Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays February 3, 10, 17 & 24 and March 3, 10, 17, and April 7 & 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for appointment. VALENTINE DAY CRAFT at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, February 2 at 9:00 a.m. We will be making Hershey’s kisses roses. Cost will be 75¢ each. Call 822-8100 to reserve your spot. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. Singing your favorite love songs. VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY on Friday, February 18 at 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be Sweet & Sour Chicken. Call 822-8100 for reservations. COMMUNITY THEATER “A THOUSAND CLOWNS” on Sunday, February 13. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Stopping for dutch treat dinner after show. Cost for ticket and transportation is $20.00. Reservations due by January 31. MOVIE MONDAY on February 21 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching the “Lover Come Back” with Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, February 8 and 22 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 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 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 Wednes-

days 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 31 – February 11. 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, January 28--- Baked Fish Monday, January 31— Sweet and Sour Chicken Tuesday, February 1 — Beef stroganoff Wednesday, February 2 ---Meatloaf Thursday, February 3 --Roasted turkey Friday, February 4— Salisbury steak Monday, February 7 —Shepherd’s pie Tuesday, February 8 --- Pork chop suey Wednesday, February 9— Swiss steak Thursday, February 10--Turkey tetrazzini Friday, February 11 --- Mostaccoli

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Students win Martin Luther King, Jr. poster contest

Winners in a poster and essay contest honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., were announced on January 15, during an annual celebration of King’s life. The celebration was held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Four Pulaski students were named winners across two entry levels determined by grade. Firstplace winners received a Kindle 3G, second place a Kindle Wireless Reader, and third place a 50 dollar Barnes & Noble gift card. The contest was run in conjunction with the 16th annual Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, birthday. Winners included: Kindergarten through third grade ♦ First place: Rachel Stumpf, Hillcrest Elementary ♦ Honorable mention: Rachel Stumpf, Hillcrest Elementary Fourth through sixth grade ♦ First place: Rylie Anklam, Pulaski Middle School ♦ Second place: Kate Stumpf, Hillcrest Elementary

School Updates Green Bay Gamblers visit Lannoye Lannoye School had a visit by the Green Bay Gamblers on January 12. Four of the current Green Bay Gambler Hockey team players read books, answered questions, and then played hockey in the gym with Lannoye students. All students had the chance to shoot one goal against one of the

gambler players. There were two, half-hour assemblies. The first was for kindergarten, grade one, and grade two; the second was for grades three, four, and five. The Gamblers visit many schools in the Green Bay area with the purpose of promoting reading and fitness.

Four Green Bay Gamblers read to grades Kindergarten, one ,and two at Lannoye on January 12.

Stewart achieves academic award

By Chantel Rowell J ena Stewart, daughter of James and JoLynne Stewart, was chosen for academic student of the month for December. Jena involves herself in extracurricular activities such as being the President and event planner of Sting Cancer, the historian for Leo Club, and also a Raider Crew Captain. Stewart’s major accomplishments during her high school career have been earning a spot in National Honors Society and lettering in both volleyball and track. Outside of school, her interests and hobbies are volunteering, and being a part of the Big Brother Big Sister program, as well as traveling with people to people. Stewart’s future plans after high school are to major in chemistry to become an orthopedic surgeon. If she could change one aspect of her high school career, Stewart said, “I would want to be involved in more activities to be a bigger part of this school.” Stewart said, “I feel privileged for being recognized for this honor because it shows that hard work accounts for something.” Pulaski thanks Stewart for bringing so much to the school and community.

PHS Counseling Office receives new fish tank Laura Szela

Szela wins attitude of the month

By Jake Martin On January 14, the PHS guidance office added a new type of scenery to the room—a fish tank. The guidance office wanted a more calming atmosphere for people to see before they go to their meetings. The idea originated from Marc Richmond, an avid fish breeder in north-eastern Wisconsin. The original plan was to set up a salt water tank, and the tank was going to be placed in the guidance office for passer-bys to look at. The marine biology class would monitor and keep records of the tank as a class project. However, the cost for a marine system was too much, so the plan was converted to a less expensive fresh

water system. With much help from Pulaski agriscience teacher Joshua Rusk, the tank was installed and stocked with a few fish in two days by Marc Richmond and DJ Rynish. More fish are scheduled to be added in the future to add more size and color diversity. No work will be needed for the staff of the guidance, automatic lighting systems were put in, and various scheduled students take care of the daily tasks involved in the maintenance of the tank. “The fish give the room much more character and something to look at,” said Kayla Laplante, senior class president of Pulaski High.

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Jena Stewart

Stephanie Heezen and Susan McMahon’s class sits with one of the Green Bay Gambler players who visited at Lannoye School on January 12.

Marc Richmond and DJ Rynish install the fish tank in the PHS guidance office.

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” ~Robert G. Ingersoll

By Morgan Prentice aura Szela was named L student of the month for January. Szela was recognized for her excellent attitude. Kim and Dave Szela are the proud parents of Szela. The major accomplishments of Szela’s high school career include receiving the sportsmanship award in basketball her sophomore year, becoming captain of the Varsity Basketball team this year, and receiving high honors for her outstanding grades. Szela is involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She participates in volleyball, basketball, track, Spanish club, Leo club, Raider Crew, Sting Cancer, and NHS. Szela is the secretary of the Spanish club. Szela’s hobbies outside of school are biking, skiing, jogging, swimming, and hanging out with friends. In the future, Szela plans on attending the University of LaCrosse to study Pre-Dentistry, as well as minoring in Spanish. With receiving the award, Szela said, “I’m honored to receive this award, and I will continue to keep my positive attitude!”

Megan Richard is the winner of the Glenbrook Geography Bee and Jake Vanderleest is the runner-up.

By Tammy Brzeczkowski On January 12, twenty-four students from Glenbrook Elementary School participated in a Geography Bee. Students were asked questions in different categories. In round two of the contest, the category was unique in the fact that it focused on designs from the United States Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program. “A king stretching his hand toward a group of islands is portrayed on the quarter of which state— Florida or Hawaii?” was one of the questions asked. There were seven rounds of competition which narrowed the pool of twenty-four students down to five. The winning question was “The site of an ancient lighthouse on the island of Pharos attracts

visitors to Alexandria, a port city in which African country?” The answer was Egypt. Megan Richard, a fifth grader, took first in the event. Runner-up was Jake Vanderleest, grade four. Richard will now take a written exam to possibly qualify for state competition. Students with the top 100 scores are invited to the state level competition. The state winner continues on the national competition that is held in Washington D.C. in May. Jill Miller coordinated the competition. Ellen Melberg (fifth grade teacher) and Lori Krumrei (fourth grade teacher) helped to judge the event. Congratulations to the students that participated.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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PHS Musical The King & I

Alex Hu

Sean Hennessy

By Isabel Thyne ean Hennessy, son of Becky S Hennessy, will be depicting the roles of a mountain, Captain Orton, and a priest during this year’s rendition of The King and I at Pulaski High School. Hennessy had been partaking in dramatics for more than four years; previously he was a cast member in Annie Get Your Gun, Big, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, and Footloose. Hennessy is especially looking forward to this year’s show, stating, “It will be fun!” Dramatics is a very rewarding experience for Hennessy; he enjoys all the times he is able to spend with his friends and classmates. Besides being in a plethora of performances, Hennessy is also involved in golf. In the future, Hennessy plans to attend college where he will further his education. He aspires to enter the lucrative field of dog walking, or perhaps tap into his spiritual side and become a dreamcatcher. Hennessy is sure to find success in whatever path he chooses to take. Director Kathy Bader states, “You never know where Sean is going to show up in this show— keep your eyes open!”

By Carly Novitski Alex Hu, son of Tian and Bao Hu, is contributing in this year’s Pulaski High School play production of The King and I as The King. This will be Hu’s fourth year participating in Pulaski High School musicals. Hu has participated in Fiddler on the Roof where he played a fiddler, Hello Dolly where he played a dancer/ waiter, and Footloose where he played Cowboy Bob. In the past he has been in four other musicals expanding from 4th grade to 8th grade. In this upcoming musical, Hu will be playing the King which is a very traditional and old fashioned king. He also helped in painting some of the sets to help the production of the show. Hu says the most challenging part of this musical is creating the character and being the character of the king. Hu’s future plans are to pursue his life in music, culinary arts and business. “Alex’s experience brings a great deal of talent to this production. His vocal abilities as well as his dramatic presence will create a wonderful King,” said Kathy Bader, director of this year’s musical, The King and I at Pulaski High School.

Jena Stewart

By Sara Brown J ena Stewart is the daughter of James and JoLynne Stewart, and is participating in her second musical as a Pulaski High School student, The King and I. Stewart has already participated in Footloose as a dance captain. She also participates in Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Track and Field, Leo Club, Sting Cancer, and Raider Crew. In The King and I, Stewart plays the character Topsey. She also is helping with painting sets. “The most creative aspect of my role in the production is the expression in the ballet,” said Stewart. “Dramatics is an art in which you can express yourself in a different way than what you normally do.” Stewart also said, “With children being involved in our cast, it should be an awarding experience for all.” Stewart plans to attend a four-year university to major in chemistry, then to go to a medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. “Jena’s enthusiasm and smile lend so much to our productions. She is an excellent Topsey,” said play director, Kathy Bader.

Cailie Kafura

By Isabel Thyne nna Deau, daughter of Rob A and Jan Deau, will play a wife in this year’s rendition of The King and I. This is Deau’s second year participating in Dramatics; she also portrayed the role of Little Susan in the Pulaski Middle School performance of Big. Besides Dramatics, Deau is a member of Leo Club, Spanish Club, Diversity Club, and has danced at various studios for many years. Pertaining to this year’s musical, Deau has been involved in the Art Crew which includes making locker signs, posters, and the bulletin for the commons. She has also been placed in charge of the senior drama profiles. Deau enjoys the opportunity to spend time with her friends and classmates while expressing herself through music and dance. She is especially looking forward to Pulaski High School’s interpretation of the classic musical. “The main characters have really taken to the roles; it is going to be a great show!” said Deau Director Kathy Bader said, “Anna plays her part very well. She does a great job portraying the feelings of one of the wives.”

By Isabel Thyne ailie Kafura, daughter of C Christina and Herman Kafura, will be playing the role of a servant in the Pulaski High School performance of The King and I. This is Kafura’s fourth year participating in Dramatics, previously holding the roles of Betty Blast in Footloose, Cathos in Pretentious Young Ladies, and Eve Dropper in Wynn Fairly: Champeen Rassler. Kafura was also involved in Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Villain took a Chip Shot, Home, and several other productions. Kafura considers the toughest part of musical to be staying quiet while the director, Kathy Bader, is speaking. Kafura enjoys Dramatics thoroughly and said, “I am the loudest person I know, and the stage welcomes that! Hallelujah!” Next year, Kafura plans on taking a year off between high school and college. She will use this time to volunteer all around the world, making a real, palpable difference in the lives of many. After her year changing the world into a better place, Kafura would like to attend college; she has yet to decide which school is the right place for her. Besides Dramatics, Kafura is the president of both Environmental Club and Drama Club, as well as a member of Diversity Club. Director Kathy Bader said, “Cailie is like a pot ready to boil over. The challenge is to hold her at ‘simmer’. She is a wonderful asset to this show!”

By Isabel Thyne J enna Terrien, daughter of Chuck Terrien, will be playing the role of a wife in Pulaski High School’s rendition of The King and I. Terrien has participated in Dramatics for three years; she previously was involved in Melodrama and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Besides portraying a wife, Terrien also paints sets and assists the parents who build the sets. Terrien considers staying serious while the kids are on stage to be the most difficult aspect of this year’s musical. Dramatics is rewarding to Terrien because it never gets boring and it takes up time. Terrien is especially looking forward to this show; she said, “It will be a good laugh and the kids will be adorable to watch.” Outside of Dramatics, Terrien is involved in cheerleading. After graduation, Terrien plans to attend college and aspires to become a veterinarian technician. Director Kathy Bader said, “Jenna is a fun addition to the cast. Her enjoyment of the process is evident.”

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leader of the Diversity Club, and a member of the Chess Club. After graduation, Button will be attending Purdue and plans to become a computer engineer, where he will surely find great success. Director Kathy Bader raves, “Luke is a wonderful asset to this show, watch where he will show up!”

Kayla Peterson

By Chris Bania ayla Peterson has been inK volved in many school drama productions throughout her middle school and high school career. She is the daughter of Don and Debbie Peterson. Peterson has been involved and played characters in many One Act shows, musicals, and melodramas. In this year’s musical The King and I, she plays a servant to the wives. Her character helps the wives with their children. In addition to playing her role, Peterson is also planning to help paint many of the sets, as well as dying her hair black for her part. Peterson has a lot of excitement about working with the little children who will participate in the production as well. “I love being able to make people happy and I get such a rush being up on the stage,” said Peterson on the rewards of being involved in drama. Peterson is also involved with the Raider Crew and Drama Club at Pulaski High School. After graduation, Peterson plans to attend the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay to become an elementary school teacher. “Kayla is the most positive person to work with in a dramatic production. She is happy to perform any and all rolls given to her,” said director Kathy Bader.

Jenna Terrien

Anna Deau

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Meredith Simpkins

By Dallas Rank and Kyle Renel Meredith Simpkins, daughter of Daniela Simpkins and Charlie Sikes, is going to play the role of Anna Leonwens in the school’s play The King and I. Simpkins has been in four plays all together. Simpkins played in Hello Dolly, Villain took a Chip Shot, Footloose, and Winn Fairly. Simpkins has played many different parts, which helps with the production of this play. The hardest part of Simpkins character is to keep the person’s personality going throughout the whole play. Simpkins thinks the best part about drama is that you start out with nothing and when it’s all done you have a nice show for many people to enjoy. Simpkins says, “I am beyond excited to play my role this year.” In addition to Dramatics, Simpkins is in many extra curricular activities like Environmental Science Club, boys swim team management, NHS, and Raider Crew. After high school, Simpkins plans on going to school in either Colorado or Indiana for a major in either biology or art therapy. “Meredith has freshness and a “realness” that is so fun to work with,” says director Kathy Bader.

Luke Button

By Isabel Thyne Luke Button, son of Julie Button, will be playing the role of Sir Edward Ramsey in Pulaski High School’s interpretation of the classic musical, The King and I. Button has been involved in Dramatics for three years; he previously held major roles in Footloose, Wynn Fairly, Champeen Rassler, and The Pretentious Young Ladies. He also was a cast member in Hello Dolly, Briar Rose, Home, and The Villain took a Chip Shot. Button is especially well remembered for his outstanding performance as The Creeper in the One Act his sophomore year. For Button, the most difficult aspect of this year’s show is playing a mountain during the ballet scene. Which is completely understandable, even the greatest actors can struggle with playing the part of an inanimate object. But with Button’s clear talent and to versatility he will surely be able master this role and reveal to the audience the true depth of a mountain. “It is just something I dedicate my time to just for the benefit of others,” said Button, when contemplating why Dramatics is a rewarding experience. Besides being a necessary component for many musicals and plays throughout his high school career, Button is also the vice president of the Drama Club, co-

Michael Kurowski

By Isabel Thyne ichael Kurowski, son of M Kathy and Jerry Kurowski, is the student director of this year’s rendition of The King and I. Kurowski has participated in Dramatics for three years, contributing his great technical skills to previous performances such as Hello Dolly, Villain Took a Chip Shot, and The Wind of a Thousand Tales. Kurowski has also held the responsibility of student director previously in Footloose, Home, and The Pretentious Young Ladies. The most difficult part of Kurowski’s job is making sure that all sets get out into their proper places and the organization of the stage line up. However, Kurowski thoroughly enjoys his experiences in dramatics; they allow him to express his personality. Kurowski is especially looking forward to this year’s musical because The King and I is truly a classic. Besides directing, Kurowski was involved in painting, building, and designing. (continued on page 10)

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English 11 students Friends of Haiti continues to aid Skype author Dave Cullen

By Brett Janssen n January 6, eEnglish 11 O teachers set up a Skype session with Dave Cullen, the wellknown author of the book Columbine. Juniors at Pulaski High School are required to take eEnglish 11 where part of the curriculum is to read the book Columbine. The book goes into depth about the tragic school shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999. Roughly 120 students attended the Skype session where they learned a lot about Dave Cullen’s life and his Columbine experience. Cullen spent 10 years of his life researching and writing his book. He was a reporter and writer at the time of the tragedy. Cullen was immediately put on the Columbine story; he never knew the story would take his career as far as it did. Kim Noe, an eEnglish 11 teacher, set up and led the Skype session with Dave Cullen. Noe contacted Cullen hoping to set up a time and date for the students to Skype with Cullen. Cullen eagerly responded saying that he would love to Skype with Pulaski High School eEnglish 11 students. “I feel very fortunate that Dave Cullen was able to connect with our students. For students to be able to see and relate to the author of their classroom text, was truly a once and a lifetime opportunity,” said Noe. Skype is a free way to make video calls via the Internet. By setting up a web cam and installing Skype you can make video calls for free to anyone anywhere that also has Skype. Cullen was in his New York apartment when he Skyped with eEnglish 11 students. Cullen was enthusiastic about seeing the students, making the event interesting, and entertaining for everyone. eEnglish 11 is a new course at Pulaski High School. The course is designed to link English to modern technology and 21st century skills. In class, every student has access to their own laptop and constantly is doing interactive activities online to

improve their grammar and English skills. Students also write blogs and journals about essential themes and concepts covered in class. Skyping Cullen proved to be a great opportunity for the students to experience new technology at its finest. The Skype session consisted of all current eEnglish 11 students going into the auditorium at PHS where a projector was hooked up to a laptop projecting Skype onto a huge screen. After a brief introduction for Cullen, fifteen previously selected students took turns approaching the camera, introducing themselves, and asking Cullen various questions about the book Columbine. Cullen did a great job responding and expanding on the students’ questions. He not only focused on all the horrors and sadness that surround the Columbine story but he told the students about many of his interesting experiences and the process he went through when putting together the book. Cullen did not write the book in chronological order; he found a way to piece together the book to make a story that only has one climax to be intriguing throughout. Nick Schumacher, an eEnglish 11 student, was the first person to approach the camera and ask Cullen a question. Schumacher asked “What caused you to take such an interest in the Columbine shooting?” Cullen said that he was unaware of the immensity of the tragedy until he arrived at the scene as a reporter and saw the helicopters circling overhead and all the security securing the perimeter. Cullen then proceeded to tell the students all about how he got into researching Columbine to the great detail that he did. The opportunity that the eEnglish 11 students had to Skype with Cullen was an experience that they will never forget. By talking about the realities of Columbine, Cullen put the tragedy in perspective for many students. Cullen’s outgoing personality and openness to all the students’ questions made the Skype interview very enjoyable for everyone in attendance.

Zach Wech asks Dave Cullin a question about the book Columbine via Skype.

eEnglish 11 students at PHS listen to the story of how Dave Cullin’s book Columbine was completed.

A Haitian man reviews community gardens.

By Sam Schwartz riends of Haiti (FOH) is an F organization in northeast Wisconsin with a chapter in Pulaski, which works to build a better Haiti. Currently, FOH is stationed in the mountain village of Grand Boulge in a region known as Thomazeau. The main objective of this organization is to continue aiding Haitians until the people are self-sustainable and have the skills needed to build better lives for themselves. FOH mainly works to better medicine, educate the people, cleanse the water, revive the forests, and improve rabbit and growth production. Overall, Haiti hosts bad soil and terrain which makes a tough lifestyle for the Haitian people; Friends of Haiti provides assistance in this area as well as the others. Recently, John Malcheski and his two daughters revisited the Thomazeau region of Haiti to get updates on their current projects set in place by Friends of Haiti. In recent months, Friends of Haiti has focused on rabbit production. Rabbit production can not only produce meat for these Haitians, but also provide a basis of income. Twenty-five rabbits were stationed in Grand Boulge as an enterprise for money. In order to sustain this rabbit population, FOH has also provided help in planting plants, trees, and other vegetation in the region wherever possible. These plants help to sustain the soil. Commercial rabbitries have been formed in hopes to produce 300 to 400 rabbits per year. Rabbitries are basically roofs for the new vegetation. As well as rabbit production, FOH has also been focusing on cleansing the water as well as the means of transportation of water. Currently, the walk to fresh water is a 2,100 foot walk. Due to this inconvenience, a pump was installed on behalf of Friends of Haiti which lifts 300 gallons of water an hour to Thomazeau. The pump lifts water 400 feet up to Grand Boulge. A cholera outbreak is the most recent Haitian problem in Thomazeau. It is believed that the cholera outbreak came from United Nations soldiers sent to the region from Southeast Asia because it has never been a problem in the past. FOH has also stepped in to purify the water for these people in order to prevent such epidemics. Jean Mauisset is a partner to FOH and the project manager stationed in Thomazeau who was trained at Fox Valley Technical College in water management and quality. He, along with the Friends of Haiti organization has helped to distribute 400 gallons of bleach priced at $3,400 from the Dominican Republic in order to purify this water. It is proven that five drops of bleach can purify one gallon of water. Finally, Friends of Haiti has also focused on starting adult literacy classes for Haitians to better

their life chances and give these people a fair shot at life. Friends of Haiti is always

looking for more donations in order to keep the process of aiding Haitians a successful process.

Rabbits are raised in Haitian rabbitries.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kizaur experiences Rose Bowl twice By Laura Dahms ccording to 2008 Pulaski A High School graduate Dan Kizaur, son of Joe and Margie Kizaur, the University of Wisconsin Badger Band members are the Badgers’ “biggest fans.” The band is one of the most prestigious university bands in the country. As well as majoring in physics education at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, Kizaur is one of the over 300 band members in the Badger Band; he is a proud third-year representative of the Flugel horn section. All football season, the band played at every home game at Camp Randall Stadium, cheering on the Badger football team. The band practices for two hours for four days a week throughout the season. With the whole state of Wisconsin, the band members were ecstatic that the Badger football team made it to the Rose Bowl game at Pasadena, California—the first Rose Bowl game the football team had achieved since 2000. Kizaur, unlike most, had had experience in Pasadena before. In 2007, as a Pulaski High School junior, Kizaur and the rest of the Red Raider Marching Band made their way to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Parade. “Being a member of the Red Raider Marching band prepared me for the Badger Band because I was prepared for the level of pres-

sure that being a part of a prestigious band requires,” said Kizaur. He also said that other Badger Band members had never had experience with high-stepping before joining, which is a skill well-practiced in the Red Raider Marching Band. Because of Kizaur’s talent, he was selected to audition for the Badger Band as a freshman. Making it through the auditions was a huge accomplishment. Kizaur says that the Badger Band is a great way to meet new friends. Eventually, he says that these new friends become like family. “I am always hanging out with my band friends,” said Kizaur. As soon as the Badger Band found out they’d be traveling to Pasadena, the band began to prepare. They had a month until the game that would take place on New Year’s Day—January 1, 2011. In that month, their conditioning routines were amped up and they redid an entire field show. Once in Pasadena, the band enjoyed the recognition that they received from the Badger fans in the area. Kizaur claims that, because he and other band members announced that they were “with the band,” they were allowed to cut through a two and a half hour-long line. “Pasadena was great! Everywhere we went, there were Badger Fans,” said Kizaur.

Dan Kizaur and his sister Michelle Kizaur stand together when the PHS Red Raider Marching Band marched in the Rose Bowl Parade in 2007.

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The 2007 Pulaski Red Raider Marching Band was thrilled to play in Pasadena, California for the Rose Bowl Parade.

During the game’s half time show, the Texas Christian University Horned Frog Band played. Kizaur said, “The TCU band looked like they had a lot of fun, but the Wisconsin Spirit has no competition.” Even though the Badger Football team suffered a biting loss against the Texas Christian University team of 21-19, they fought hard, and they had the support of the Badger Band during the fifth quarter show, a tradition for the band for many years. Thousands of spectators remained after the game to watch and listen to the band. Kizaur was thrilled to go to the Rose Bowl festivities twice, though he said it was an extreme honor to play at the Rose Bowl Stadium, with the Badger football team playing there as well. He plans to continue on in the Wisconsin Badger Band for his remaining years at the University of Wisconsin. Pulaski is exceptionally proud of Kizaur’s continued successes in all of his academic and musical accomplishments.

Dan Kizaur plays his flugel horn with the Badger Band in the stands at the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2011.

Dan Kizaur and fellow Wisconsin Badger Band members stand outside the Rose Bowl Stadium

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In addition to dramatics, Michael is a member of FCCLA, Yearbook, Environmental Club, Diversity Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, and Pro Start. In the future, Michael aspires to become a pastry chef. Kathy Bader, director of the musical, states, “What will I ever do without Michael next year? He will be sorely missed!”

- Thursday, January 27, 2011 expressions is so much fun to watch,” said Kathy Bader, director of the show.

Colton Lohrenz

Rebecca Tauscher

By Chelsea Bartz ebecca Tauscher, daughter R of Kim and Raymond Tauscher, is contributing in her first musical The King and I this year as Eliza, a dancer. Tauscher plays Eliza, the character that represents Tuptim. She portrays how Tuptim feels about being a gift to the king. Tuptim translated “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” into a ballet and Eliza is the main dancer. “I’m excited to participate in my first high school musical, and I’m very happy I received a dancing part,” says Tauscher. The most challenging thing for Tauscher is learning to dance the way the people in Siam would dance. “Dramatics is a rewarding experience because you meet so many talented people. It also lets people show their passion—for me that is dance!” says Tauscher. In addition to dramatics, Tauscher participates in the marching band, LEO Club, Raider Crew, NHS, dance classes at Northern Academy in Howard, and the lead dance teacher for the PACE program. After high school, Tauscher plans on attending Michigan State University for chemistry and eventually go into forensics science. Tauscher would also like to continue her dance career through and after college.

Callie Berchem

By Isabel Thyne allie Berchem, daughter of C Elizabeth Berchem, will be performing in this year’s musical, The King and I, as a dancer. Berchem has been participating in Dramatics for four years; she was previously a member of the cast in Big, Guys and Dolls, and Footloose. Besides dancing throughout the musical, Berchem helped with painting sets. Berchem considers the most challenging part of her role to be learning the various styles of dance. However, Berchem enjoys meeting new people through Dramatics and thinks it is a lot of fun. “It will be a very exciting performance and I am very excited to see the final performances,” said Berchem about the upcoming rendition of The King and I. Outside of Dramatics, Berchem is involved in golf, dance, and the Environmental Club. Berchem aspires to become a teacher. “Callie is a very competent dancer. Her ability to communicate the drama through her facial

By Isabel Thyne Colton Lohrenz, son of Charmaine and Mike Lohrenz, is participating in this year’s musical, The King and I, as Simon Legree, the lead dancer. Lohrenz has been participating in Dramatics for three years; he was also involved in Footloose and Hello Dolly. In Lohrenz’s opinion, the most difficult aspect of this year’s production is memorizing all the songs. But he thoroughly enjoys his time involved in Dramatics and likes going to musical practice every day. Besides Dramatics, Lohrenz partakes in soccer, softball, basketball, cross country, bowling, choir, and community choir. After graduation, Lohrenz plans on entering the work force. “Colton shines as Simon of Legree. He moves well and is a terrific team player,” said Kathy Bader, the musical director.

criminology, and Spanish at either the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities or the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lauren Lotter

By Isabel Thyne Lauren Lotter, daughter of James Lotter and Christine Mkazmier, will be featured in this year’s musical, The King and I, as both a ballet dancer and a chanter. This is Lotter’ fifth year participating in dramatics, she previously was involved in Big, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Footloose, and Twice Upon a Time. Besides dazzling audiences with her singing and dancing, Lotter also lent her great artistic abilities to the Art Crew. In Lotter’s opinion the most challenging aspect of this year’s production is going to be dyeing her hair black. However, Lotter considers Dramatics very rewarding, stating, “I really enjoy dancing out the fever.” Lotter is also involved in cross country running, track, basketball, and softball. After graduation Lotter is planning to attend school until she keels over dead. Not really, but she aspires to enter medical studies, which will require many years of strenuous education. Director Kathy Bader stated, “Lauren is a wonderful dancer, her personality comes through her dance, and she is a delight!”

Jordyn Anklam

By Rachel Fischer Jordyn Anklam, daughter of Jeff and Kelly Anklam, is contributing to this year’s production of The King and I as a royal wife. Anklam has done nine shows. The King and I will be her tenth show. Anklam is also in NHS, Choir, Choir council, and Spanish Club. The role that Anklam will be playing is a royal wife who is from Siam and is married to the king. “Since we are only in the first stages of rehearsals, I am excited to see it all come together,” said Anklam about the upcoming show. “The most challenging aspect is the character development when in a chorus,” said Anklam. “I enjoy when you perform for an audience that truly enjoys watching the show and gets something out of the production,” said Anklam when asked what makes Dramatics so rewarding. Anklam’s personal future plans are to study psychology,

and making the world a better and safer place for all, Schupbach plans to attend college. He has yet to decide where he would like to further his education. Director Kathy Bader states, “It is not often can Will be called an angel—but he is in this show! And he is a terrific one!”

Will Schupbach

By Isabel Thyne Will Schupbach, son of Kirk and Valerie Schupbach, is portraying the role of George the Angel in this year’s rendition of The King and I. This is Schupbach’s fifth year participating in Dramatics; he was previously involved in Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, and Footloose. Schupbach thinks that the most difficult aspect of this year’s production is dyeing his hair black. However, he considers dramatics a great and rewarding experience, and appreciates the opportunity to spend time with his peers while performing. Besides dramatics, Schupbach is a member of the cross country team, as well as various clubs. After graduation, Schupbach will be joining the Navy. Once he is through defending our country

varsity swim, Raider Crew, and BAA. After graduation, Gavin plans to, “Go to the Jersey Shore, get rich in Vegas, and move to Canada because it’s awesome.” Director Kathy Bader says, “Gavin adds a lot of personality and talent to the show!”

Alex Rentmeester Gavin Denzer

By Isabel Thyne avin Denzer, son of Steve G and Pam Denzer, is portraying the part of Kralahomme in this year’s musical, The King and I. Denzer has been participating in dramatics for four years; he previously held roles in The Comic Book Artist, Wind of a Thousand Sails, The Villain Took Chip Shot, Home, Wynn Fairly, and The Pretentious Ladies. When asked to comment on the upcoming show, Denzer stated, “It’s going to blow you’re mind, prepare to rock.” In Denzer’s opinion, the most difficult aspect of the production this year is, “Probably getting a six pack because my shirt has to be off. Actually never mind, the hardest part has been incorporating GTL (gym, tan, laundry) into my daily routine.” Dramatics is a rewarding experience for Gavin because it is fun and he enjoys finishing a show, he also likes to make other people happy. Besides Dramatics, Denzer is involved in FFA, Leo Club,

By Isabel Thyne lex Rentmeester, son of Tom A and Julie Rentmeester, will be playing the role of Buddha in this year’s musical, the King and I. Rentmeester has been participating in Dramatics for six years; he previously held roles in Big, Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, and Footloose. Alex loves dramatics, when asked what makes it such a rewarding experience, he responded, “Everything.” The most difficult aspect of this year’s show for Rentmeester is his artistic ability. When asked to comment on the upcoming performance, Rentmeester said, “1017 Bricksquad.” Besides dramatics, Rentmeester is involved in baseball, football, Spanish Club, and National Honor Society. After graduation, Alex is planning on attending the University of Wisconsin—Madison to further his education. Director Kathy Bader states, “Alex’s energy is a wonderful addition to the show! Watch for the ‘Golden Man.’”

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Brandon Reynolds

By Isabel Thyne randon Reynolds, son of B Matt and Julie Reynolds, will be playing the roles of slave, priest, mountain, and more in this year’s musical, the King and I. Reynolds has been participating in dramatics for seven years; he was previously involved in Big, Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly, and Footloose. In Brandon’s opinion the most difficult part of this year’s production is, “Being cool at all times,” which is completely understandable, the level of cool that Reynolds maintains is pretty astounding. Besides acting in various roles, Brandon helped the production by gracing it with his great presence. He is looking forward to this year’s show. Dramatics is a rewarding experience for Reynolds because he is able to spend time with all his friends; he also enjoys the end product of the hard work the cast and crew puts forth. Reynolds is also involved in golf, baseball, and indoor soccer. After graduation he plans on attending the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, where he will be studying Economics. He aspires to become a billionaire in the future. Director Kathy Bader states, “You will have a hard time keeping track of Brandon in this performance, he is liable to show up anywhere!”

Stone will be attending Concordia University to become a Special Education teacher. She aspires to one day become a wife and mother, and eventually a grandmother. Director Kathy Bader says, “Emily takes such delight in the process of an idea becoming a musical production. She is a joy to work with!”

Ryan Dummer

By Isabel Thyne Ryan Dummer, son of Al and Laurie Dummer, will be playing the role of Lun Tha, the romantic lead, in The King and I. This is Dummer’s third year participating in Dramatics; he was previously involved in Once Upon a Mattress, Footloose, Hello Dolly, and Villain Took a Chip Shot. Ryan is really looking forward to this year’s production, he enjoyed the movie version and thinks it will make a great musical. Dummer considers attending practice daily to be the most difficult aspect of participating in this year’s show. Dummer thinks Dramatics is a rewarding experience because, “The performances are a “high,” and they are worth the rehearsal work. The adrenaline rush of a performance is incredible.” Besides dramatics, Dummer is involved in youth group, community choir, church praise team, and he plays the piano. After graduation, Dummer plans on attending the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, where he will be majoring in musical education. He aspires to become a high school or college choir teacher. Director Kathy Bader states, “Ryan adds such a rich voice to our production. He is a steadfast worker.”

Emily Stone

By Isabel Thyne Emily Stone, daughter of Michael Stone and Pauline Fairman, is a dancer in this year’s interpretation of the King and I. Stone has been participating in Dramatics for three years; she previously held roles in Big, Guys and Dolls, and Footloose. Besides dancing, Stone helped to paint the sets. Emily is especially excited for this the production this year stating, “It will be a hit!” In Emily’s opinion, the most difficult aspect of this year’s performance is having to kneel a lot. Stone enjoys Dramatics thoroughly and especially likes to see the smiles and happy faces of the audience while performing. Stone is also involved in golf, softball, Leo Club, church events, and dance. After graduation,

Katelynn Gohr

By Isabel Thyne atelynn Gohr, daughter of K Sheila and Steve Gohr, is a dancer in this year’s musical, The King and I. Gohr has been participating in dramatics for four years; she was previously involved in Big, Guys and Dolls, and Footloose. Besides dancing, Gohr will be assisting with painting the sets. Gohr is very excited for this year’s production, stating, “I can’t wait until the show! I am especially excited to have my brother in the show with me.” In Katelynn’s opinion, the most challenging aspect of this year’s show is memorizing all

Lauren is this month’s Optimist Winner from second grade at Fairview in Kim Polasik’s class. Lauren comes to school each day with a big smile and ready to learn.  She never gives up even if the work is hard.  She does her homework each night and does extra reading everyday.  She is kind to her fellow classmates and is always willing to help out.  Lauren is a very deserving recipient of this award.

the dance steps and which order they are done in. Gohr thinks dramatics are rewarding experiences because she is able to see the final result after all the hard work the cast and crew put in. Gohr is also involved in golf, Leo Club, Spanish Club, church youth group, and Raider Crew. After graduation, Gohr plans on

attending Concordia University where she possibly will be majoring in education. Director Kathy Bader says, “Katelynn is always ready to try it “one more time.” She is a great team player and watching her face light up when her brother is on stage is just great!”

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Pulaski 4K to enroll soon The enrollment window for the Pulaski Community School District’s 4K-PEEP (Pulaski Early Education Partnership) program will be from February 1 to February 28. Enrollment for 4K/PEEP will be completed online through the PEEP website, which can be accessed by going to the Pulaski Community School District website at www.pulaski.k12. and going to the Quick Links. If parents do not have access to the online forms, need assistance filing out the online form, or have questions, there will be a PEEP Enrollment evening on February 1 at Glenbrook Elementary PACE Conference Room, (enter PACE doors on Front Street) from 4p.m. to 7p.m. A mailing will be sent to parents in the district that anticipate their child will attend 4K/ PEEP in 2011-2012. The mailing will be sent to a list of families generated from district census data and other sources. If a parent has not received the mailing by January 24, please contact the Pulaski Student Services Office at 822-6021. A child is eligible for the Pulaski 4K/PEEP program if they are 4 years old on or by September 1, 2011, and is planning to attend kindergarten in September 2012. This program is designed for the one year preceding 5-yearold kindergarten entrance. There are seven 4K/PEEP sites in the Pulaski Community School District. They include Polka Tots Child Care Center, Assumption BVM Parochial School and Glenbrook Elementary in Pulaski; Peaceful Beginnings Christian Child Care Center on Hwy U in Pittsfield; Building Blocks Child Care Center in Sobieski; Hillcrest Elementary in Hobart, and Fairview Elementary in Krakow. If a parent has questions they can also contact Pam Engel, 4K/ PEEP Coordinator at pmengel@ or call 8656400.

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Call 920-822-6800 today!

Sports Swimming and diving team is successful

By Jake Herning The Pulaski High School Boys Swimming and Diving team had an exciting weekend, consisting of three different invitationals. On the night of January 7, the boys competed at Lawrence University, highlights included Christian Jabkowski finishing seventh in the 100 breaststroke, Gavin Denzer swimming under one minute in the 100 Freestyle, and Matt Shier dropping 31 seconds in the 500 Freestyle. On January 8, diver Trevor Shadick finished 13th at the Neenah Invitational, while the swimmers placed 8th at the Sheboygan North Relay Invitational. Highlights included a third place finish in diving by Nelson DeCleene and Bryan Sundstrom, and a fourth place finish by the breaststroke relay of Andrew Kizaur, Kevin Simoens, Matt Shier, and Christian Jabkowski.

Pulaski wrestlers fall to Bay Port By Adam Burkel On January 6, the Red Raider wrestlers visited the Bay Port Pirates in an FRCC match. The match started at the 112 weight class, where Brett Hendzel battled a tough Chase Farr of the Pirates. Farr took the 3-0 victory and gave the Pirates an early lead. At the 119 weight class, Jacob Syndergaard gave the Raiders their first points of the night with a pin in one minute and 20 seconds. Trevor Lardinois lost a hard fought match 8-0 to the Pirates’ Alex Blaney at the 125 weight class. Erik Beckman wrestled a good match and won 5-0 against Jacob Jossart for the Pirates at the 135 weight class. Shane Reinhard won 4-3 in a good wrestling match against Weston Mayville at the 145 weight class. At

152, Alex Caelwaerts wrestled Mike Thomas and took home the victory on a close 3-0 win. Dan Irwin wrestled Andrew Wojkiewicz in a close match but ended up losing 4-3 in the final seconds. At 189, Stephen Wisniewski got a major decision over Skyler Adamski 11-0. At 215, Tyler Rush took the victory 6-0 in a good match against Joe Kitslaar. Nevada Skenandore won a close match against Garrett Heder 5-4 at 285 to give the Raiders a three point lead heading into the last match of the night. At the 103 pound weight class, Chantel Streblow wrestled Chad Osmanski of the Pirates. Osmanski got the pin and gave the pirates the win 27-24. “I love coaching wrestling because it’s a lot like seeing that ‘Ah-ha,’ moment for a student in the classroom. There are times when a wrestler just makes a connection to the principles, techniques, and approach we are trying to instill in them. For me, when I see that connection made in competition, I just get amped,” said Head Coach Terry Manning.

Pulaski Wrestlers win big for Alumni By Shane Reinhard n January 13, the Pulaski O Wrestling team faced the Sheboygan North Golden Raiders. Also, Pulaski held the 2011 season’s Alumni Night right before the varsity match. In honor of the Pulaski Alumni, wrestlers wrestled in throwback singlets and came out with the drive for a big win. Falling short the first two matches, Pulaski’s very own Tyler Rusch and Nevada Skenandore picked up two big falls, giving Pulaski the lead. Wrestling strong throughout the night, the Raiders picked up a great 50-19 victory. Head coach Terry Manning said, “Our team put forth a solid effort against North. They’ve got a few horses on their team.

“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man’s failures.” ~Earl Warren

Thursday, January 27, 2011 Rothwell at 171, Caelwarts at 189, and Perl at 119 are all state medal caliber wrestlers, and we battled with them. We wanted to come out and wrestle strong on Alumni Night. The wrestlers and the crowd got a little buzz from the throwback singlets, but the best way to honor our alumni is to wrestle hard and keep the tradition going.” With two duals left in the conference, Pulaski will take on Ashwaubenon and Green Bay West/ Southwest. Needing to capitalize big in both duals, Pulaski fights to keep hope for a conference championship plaque in the month of January.

Girls basketball stays strong

By Brooke Lauritzen On January 7, the Pulaski Girls Basketball team crushed the visiting Sheboygan South Redwings with a score of 52-22. The Red Raiders scored at least 11 points each quarter while limiting the Redwings to less than 9. Brooke Lauritzen scored a game-high 22 points while Mallory Nickerson added 12 and Tasha Giese had 10. In a nonconference matchup on January 11, the Pulaski Girls Basketball team traveled to Neenah High School and beat the Rockets with a score of 49-24. The Raiders started off strong, scoring 16 points in the first quarter and continued to add to their lead the rest of the game. Brooke Lauritzen scored 14 points and Mallory Nickerson put up 10 for the Red Raiders.

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Jessika Zegers signs her letter of intent to play golf at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. Beside her are her parents Cheryl and John Zegers and her high school golf coach Sarah Kohls. Pulaski is proud of Jessika and her accomplishments.

Raiders fall to Red Wings By Brett Janssen On January 7, The Red Raider Boys Basketball team took a loss at Sheboygan South with a score of 59-47. Sheboygan South took an early lead and never looked back as they found ways to break down Pulaski’s defense. Pulaski could not get their offense in sync, and they only scored 19 first-half points. Cody Wichmann scored 12 points and Spencer Lawniczak added 7. The Raiders sparked a fourth quarter comeback, but it was too little too late. Pulaski’s bench played well, forcing the Red Wings to put their starters back in to stop the Raiders’ run. The Raiders have many more opportunities and challenges this year. Pulaski plans to improve their pressure defense and offensive flow before tournament time.

PACE wrestlers are performing a drill during practice on January 18. Ryan Deprey, center is explaining fundamentals to the students.

The Raiders battle Sheboygan North By Brooke Lauritzen On January 14, the freshman, JV, and Varsity Sheboygan North Girls Basketball teams traveled to Pulaski with undefeated records. The Pulaski freshmen team took the lead in the third quarter but eventually fell to the visitors. The JV team came back from an early first quarter deficit and handed North their first loss of the season. At the Varsity level, the visitors came out shooting the ball well, but Pulaski overpowered the Golden Raiders with a strong inside game. They played with an intense defense and pulled away with a 59-39 win. Pulaski only allowed 14 Sheboygan points in the second half. Brooke Lauritzen scored 18 points for the Red Raiders and Tasha Giese followed with nine.

Red Raiders overcome Hornets By Brett Janssen On January 18, Pulaski Boys Varsity Basketball team put the pressure on Green Bay Preble early in the game and didn’t look back. Pulaski’s zone defense shut down the Preble offense and never let up, outscoring the Hornets 25-13 in the first half. Pulaski went on to win the game 43-29, improving their record to 9-3. Cody Wichmann led the Raiders in scoring with 17 points. Jordan Stiede and Jake Kolinski added 7 points each. Pulaski’s offense is still not in full stride, the Raiders must figure out ways to score more efficiently before play-off time.

Pulaski posts bests in swimming The Pulaski PYO 8th Grade Girls Basketball team won first place at the Little Chute basketball tournament that happened on January 15 and 16.

By Jake Herning Congratulations to the Boy’s Swimming and Diving Team for smashing 16 personal records at the Redwing Invite in Sheboygan.  There were a record number of guys on the podium including Jake Herning in diving, Christian Jabkowski in the 100 Breaststroke, and the 200 Freestyle relay of Andrew Kizaur, Shea Sikes, Gavin Denzer, and Nelson DeCleene. Let’s continue to shave our times and dive our best.


Free website seminar offered for businesses Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowki Do you have a business or organization, but you don’t have a website? Mark your calendars for a free event to help you understand why being on the web is vital to your organization. On Thursday, March 24, Dynamic Designs is hosting a free seminar to learn about why the internet is vital to your organization. The seminar will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pulaski High School. As a bonus for attending the event, someone or an organization that attends will have a chance to win a free website design, a value of $499, in addition to free hosting for three months. According to a survey conducted in September 2008, by Barlow Research, of 680 small businesses, only 49 percent of

small businesses currently have a web site, and 13 percent of small business do not have a web site, but plan to within the year. Still, 38 percent of small businesses do not have a plan to have a website within the next 12 months. Participants will learn how having a website enables your business or organization to reach potential and current clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Statistics and information on how websites can educate, inform, generate new customers and revenue while you sleep will be presented by co-owner of Dynamic Designs, Tammy Brzeczkowski. The seminar will be held in room 1304 (English Pod) at Pulaski High School. To register for the free event, contact Dynamic Designs at (920) 8224450 or email them at, or call PACE 920-822-6050.

A shopping list for first-time home buyers

Lori Stephan

By Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc. Get pre-approved. Contact your local bank and other lenders so you can compare loan terms and rates. They will pre-approve you for a maximum purchase

price. That shows sellers you’re serious. Location, location. Shop for homes in the best areas you can afford. Even if you don’t have kids, buying a home near soughtafter schools in an instant property-value booster. Work with a pro. As a buyer, you don’t pay real estate agents – the seller does. But you still want to work with someone who will really listen to you. Consider a buyer’s agent. Keep expectations real. Shopping for your first place can be exciting. But in real estate, deals can fall through. Don’t skip a home inspection. Protect yourself with contract contingencies. For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Lori at 822.4663 or email lori@countrypriderealty. com

Its Girl Scout cookie time

Its Girl Scout cookie time once again! A lot of cookies taste good; buy the cookies that do good, too! For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the premier organization for girls, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program is without a doubt the most commonly recognized element to the Girl Scout experience. This year’s Cookie Program runs from January 21-February 6, and for just $3.50 a box, you can take part in funding a girl’s way toward special rewards, helping others in need, camps, programs, and lots more! The Girl Scout Cookie Program only comes but once a year, so stock up, buy some for friends, and get some extras to try in unique recipes that will delight your family and friends! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business program in the country. It raises millions of dollars for communities and produces more

female business owners than most universities. Through the Cookie Program, girls learn people skills and all about business ethics, money management, decision making, and goal setting. The best part is that this business program isn’t on Wall Street- it’s on your street, and it helps girls do all kinds of amazing things. So the next time a Girl Scout in your neighborhood gets the courage to believe in herself, to look you in the eye, and to ask, “Want to buy some Girl Scout cookies?,” remember that every Girl Scout cookie has a mission: to help girls do great things. If you don’t have a Girl Scout in your neighborhood, find your cookies at www.girlscoutcookies. org or call (888) 747-6945, extension 5511.

“The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.” ~John Egan

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ladies to be pampered at Dynamic Designs

Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowki On February 7, 2011, Dynamic Designs will host a Ladies Night. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m. Ladies night will be held at the business location, 220A S. St. Augustine Street in Pulaski, Wisconsin. Attendees will be pampered with hand massages, chocolates, and refreshments. Three individuals will be chosen to receive a free palm reading the night of the event. In addition, any purchases made will be subject to a 10% discount. Dynamic Designs will unveil new merchandise exclusively for women including Red Raider and Pulaski apparel. New blank apparel for businesses will be on display for women too. Exclusive Red Raider stamped jewelry will also be available for purchase. New for 2011, is the Magnabilities Jewelry line which features interchangeable jewelry. As an added bonus, all attendees will receive a free gift. Individuals can also sign up to win prizes and gift certificates compliments of Dynamic Designs. Dynamic Designs Unlimited is a family owned business, specializing in embroidery, screen printing and promotional products. The showroom and gift shop is located at 220A S. St. Augustine in Pulaski. Hours of operation: Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions or more information call: (920) 822-4450 or visit the website;

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Births and Deaths Births

January 7, 2011 Liebergen, Sarah and Nooyen, Stan Pulaski, daughter January 10, 2011 Raddatz, Rachael and Warren Krakow, son January 11, 2011 Ambrosius, Amy and Adam Pulaski, daughter January 12, 2011 Lardinois, Megan and Mark Pulaski, son


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.

Peichota, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Piechota, 53, Green Bay, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 10, 2011, at his home. He was born July 25, 1957 to Ray and Doris (Hendzel) Piechota, and was a 1976 graduate of Pulaski High School. He had been employed at the Red Owl in Pulaski, Carver Yacht, and, most recently, Moore Response Graphics (now R.R. Donnelly) in Green Bay, until heart health complications forced his retirement. Jeff was a hard worker who was always very willing to help others. Jeff is survived by his daughter, Vicki Piechota, Green Bay; his father, Ray Piechota, Krakow; six brothers and three sisters, Ray Jr. (Lisa) Piechota, Green Bay, Terry (Bob) Guenther, Indiana, Tom Piechota, Texas, Jan Piechota, Green Bay, Tim Piechota (Chris), Gillett, Bob (Lisa) Piechota, Green Bay, Jackie (Dean) Poels, Green Bay, Tony Piechota, Milwaukee, Mike Piechota (Sheri), Lena; Vicki’s mother, Barb Piechota, Green Bay; his godmother, Jean Levitz, Chicago; two goddaughters, Julia Piechota and Crystal Cobb; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maryann; his mother, Doris; one brother, Jim.

Ann R. Fritz

Ann R. Fritz, 83, of North Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her home, surrounded by family. She was born July 26, 1927, in Pulaski, the daughter of the late Louis and Lucille Gracyalny Rozanski. Ann was a member of Presentation Catholic Church in North

Fond du Lac and the Hinsdale, 3, Auxiliary of the VFW. Ann loved gardening inside and outside and was a huge Chicago Bears fan. Survivors include her two sons, Jeff Sulaski of Fond du Lac and Ron (Susan) Sulaski of Lakewood, Colo.; one daughter, Cynthia (Jim Heiman) Sulaski of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren, Christopher (Amy) Colasuono, and Justin and Mallorie Sulaski; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Angelina Colasuono; one brother, Joseph (Arlene) Rozanski of Flordia; six sisters, Regina Rozanski of Las Vegas, Vev., Bette Rozanski of Oshkosh, Rozalind (James) Thompson of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Renee Stampolis of Los Angeles, Calif., Ceil Baerwald of Oshkosh, and Wanda (Gerry) Brendel of Woodstock, 3., and nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one daughter, Charlene Sulaski; one sister Irene Funk; and one brother, Dennis Rozanski.

Kruse, George J.

George J. Kruse, 57, Brillion, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. He was born April 21, 1953, son of Lois Swartz (Tyrrell) Kruse and the

late George Kruse Jr. He worked at the Brillion Iron Works in the finishing department for over 38 years until his recent retirement. George loved spending time with his grandchildren and camping up north. He was an avid Packer and Brewer fan and loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. George was the originator of the “KRUUUUSE” call at his children’s games. He was a recent fan of Facebook where he had many friends. George was proceeded in death by his Father, George Kruse Jr., his grandparents, George and Clara Kruse, and Joseph and Gertrude Tyrrell. Survivors include his children, Brandi (Tim) Trace, Brillion; Adriane (Jeff) Thiel, Little Chute; Robin Kruse, Appleton; his grandchildren, Karter, Cale, Gavin and baby, Trace, Rayna and James Thiel; his mother, Lois Schwartz, Sobieski; his sisters and brothers, Lynn (Gene) Czech, Pulaski; Michael Kruse, Green Bay; Kathy Henn, Green Bay; Nanette Kruse, Sobieski; Jim Kruse and friend, Debi Wichman, Gillett; Larry Kruse, Sobieski; Sherry Ryba and fiance, Eric Olson, Oneida; Godchild, Jill Henn, San Francisco, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

“Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Church Services ASSUMPTION B.V.M. CHURCH, Pulaski. Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m., Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 8:15 a.m. Rite of Reconciliation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Patrick Gawrylewski. (920) 822-3279 CORNERSTONE FAMILY CHURCH, 2780 School Lane (Cty. B), Suamico. Sunday morning service 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Children’s service provided and nursery available. Wednesday evening service 6:45 p.m. Children’s activities provided and youth activities provided. Pastor Dennis Toyne (920) 6621146, ST. JOHN LUTHERAN - LCMS, 910 St. Augustine St., Pulaski. (across from Pulaski Middle School) Worship Services: Thursday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. S.S. & H.S. Youth Classes, 10:15 a.m.; Adult Study, 10:30 a.m. Conf. Classes Wed. 6:00 p.m.; Sr. Yth, Wed. 6:00p.m. (A/C & wheelchair accessible), church office 920-822-3511. ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH, Hofa Park. Masses: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 p.m. ; Vigil of Holy Day 8:00 p.m. ; Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 7:30 p.m. or upon request. Rev. Patrick Gawrylewski. Parish Office: (920)-822-5512 HOLY CROSS NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pulaski. Mass 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:30 p.m. (715) 693-2241. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Sunday Worship Services and Kids’ Church at 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Meeting at the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium. Pastor Bob Wied, (920) 822-7117, OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Lessor, Cty. Rd. S, Pulaski. 3 miles west and 3 miles south of Angelica on Cty. Rd. S. Worship Services: June through Labor Day - 9:00 am Sundays. Sept. through May - 10 am. Sunday School - 8:45 am Sept. - May.Pastor Dennis Ellisen. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Angelica. WI586 Cty. Trunk C, Pulaski. Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Loretta Waegli, Cell (715) 853-4444; Church (920) 822-1743. PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1954 County Rd. “U”, Green Bay WI 54313. Worship Schedule: Thursday evening 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Morning 8:00, 9:20, 10:30; Sunday School & Power Hour 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and Preceding Thursday evening service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Don Behrendt. Member of ELCA ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, W 1978 Church Drive., Angelica. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Church Services. Zachow location, Sunday school 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., morning service 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phillip Geiger. (715) 758-2275 ST. CASIMIR CHURCH, Krakow. Rev. James Esser, OFM. Masses: Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days 8:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 7:00-7:45 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Little Suamico. (East of 41-141 on Cty. S, right on Cty. J ¼ mile) Church 826-7785. Sunday Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Member ELCA. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, Morgan. (920) 846-3453. Worship Sunday, Contemporary Service at 8:00 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Heykes. Member ELCA ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE (St. John Cantius Site), Sobieski. Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, Pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Confessions: Saturday 10:30 a.m. or by appointment. Phone (920) 822-5255. SS. EDWARD AND ISIDORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3667 Flintville Road (County M) Green Bay. Saturday Masses at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:15 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Confession: Saturday ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH GREEN VALLEY (LCMS) W1294 Nauman Road, Cecil, WI 54111 (715) 745-4558. Sunday Worship Services are 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion the 1st & 3rd Sundays; Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. (Sept. - May 20) ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), Hobart, corner of Overland and J. Worship services: Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & High School Youth Classes 9:15 a.m. Adult Class, Sunday 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Summer Schedule: May thru September, Thursday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Vern Heim, (920) 869-2777.

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FOR RENT 4 BDRM FARM HOME - many updates. $450 + deposit. References required. No Pets. 920-822-5496. 220 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. FOR LEASE – PULASKI. For Rent: 3,000 auto body shop/warehouse in high traffic location, was former cabinet

shop. 12 x 12 overhead door and tons of parking! Office and bathroom, upper level has break room/sitting area. $795.00. 920-621-2800 . 1 BDRM AVAILBLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage. Call Jamie @ 621-6748 . 2 BDRM MOBILE HOME – late model & excellent condition. No Pets. $450 + security. 920-822-5496. 1 BDRM APARTMENT - 109 S. ST AUGUSTINE ST. Security entrance and off street parking. Laundry facilities available. $375+ security. 920-819-5057

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“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

Thursday, January 27, 2011

HELP WANTED Mechanic/Parts Counterperson – Pulaski Chase Co-op is currently seeking a FT Ag Mechanic/Parts Counterperson. Individual must have a farm background. Attractive benefits/pay. Apply in person at Pulaski Chase Co-op, 428 Third Ave. Pulaski, WI. No phone calls please. EOE.

WANTED TO RENT RESPONSIBLE NONSMOKING COUPLE – would like to rent 1-2 bdrm duplex or small house in March or April. References. 920-819-0695.

RUMMAGE SALE HUGE INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE! EVERYTHING MUST GO!! Household items, children’s clothing, women clothing, new kitchen table, couches, end tables, pictures, office equipment and more! Friday and Satur-

day. January 28th & 29th at 9 a.m. 128 W. Pulaski St.

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MISCELLANEOUS RIPLEY’S TAX SERVICE same place as we decided not to sell our home. 899-3885

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The Chase Stone Barn will be the site for the first annual Sled Fest.

Stone Barn featured at Sled Fest The Chase Stone Barn will be part of a community event being held on January 29, at Sled Fest in North Chase. The 1903 Stone Barn is on the State and National Registry of Historic Places, and is one of the last surviving allfieldstone barns in the country. The town bought the barn so they could protect it and is making it part of their new Chase Stone Barn Park. The Stone Barn Committee has put in a lot of time and effort into coordinating a day full of fun events at the Stone Barn, which will include a Hole-In-One Golf Contest starting at 11 a.m. for $5 each. The first 200 people will get a chance to win a new snowmobile if they can hit a holein-one from a distance. Another fun event will be turkey bowling.  The barn will also be open for viewing and Stone Barn merchandise will be available for sale with all proceeds going towards the restoration of the barn.  Parking will be available at the barn, or you can take the shuttle bus there from one of the other locations where Sled Fest is being held, or ride your sled on a temporary trail to the barn the day of the special event. The Sled Fest event is being presented by the Krakow High Noon Riders and Chase SnoChasers Snowmobile clubs, along with Chase Stone Barn. Area snowmobile clubs came together with area businesses to help keep our passion for snowmobiling local. We all know that snowmobiling is an important part of the state’s winter tourism, so we are making that effort to keep it local. With the help of many volunteers, and hopefully a “little” more snow, we are looking forward to an awesome Sled Fest! There will be lots of prizes, and the proceeds from the event will be returned to the three presenting organizations. The First Annual Snowmobile 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. Following the Speed Runs there will be a Miss and Mrs. Snow Bunny contest at North Chase for those over 21 years of age. One rule is that the contestant must have a matching winter outfit, and will participate in variety of challenges; such as, hula hooping, snowball throwing, and eating carrots! If interested you may pre-register at North Chase Bar & Grill – and don’t forget there will be prize money for the first and second place winners! Also, there will be music in the evening by New Generations at North Chase Bar & Grill. The vision of the group was to come up with a community event – to promote our surrounding communities working together. Bruce Rowell, of Access Engineering LLC, belongs to the Krakow High Noon Riders and was instrumental in the vision of this community event featuring

snowmobiling. He enjoys the sport, and looks forward to giving back to the community through this event. Bruce has created a four-county snowmobile map, which makes traveling from one county to another county easier and is very user friendly. His map is located at North Chase Bar & Grill – so when you are there be sure to check it out. Bruce also indicated that by inviting the Stone Barn to participate in the event, this has brought another community spotlight to the forefront. Dan Beaudoin, of ProScape Lawn Care & Landscaping LLC, will be keeping the roads and parking lots clear for the event (and the Farmers’ Almanac has plenty of snow predicted for the next couple of weeks.) He enjoys being involved in various community events. Beaudoin has been in the Pulaski area for many years, has volunteered at Polka Days for many years, and is very supportive of sporting events. There has been a lot of time and effort put into coordinating the food and activities for this event, so please be sure to check out one the following locations: the Stone Barn, Rusty’s Sled

Participants who took part in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest are pictured.

Shop, North Chase Bar & Grill, or North Chase CITGO. Bruce Rowell of Access Engineering LLC, and the Sled Fest committee thank everyone for their involvement and look forward to enjoying a day of fun-filled snowmobiling events with all of you. All this to help reinvigorate snowmobiling!

Knights of Columbus hold contest The Knights of Columbus Council 4439 held their Annual Free Throw Contest on January 12,  in the Assumption  B.V.M. School gym.   The contest was open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14.  Boys and girls competed  separately in five categories.  First place winners will be going to the district contest. Jodie Walker’s fourth grade class performed a Charlotte’s Web play in December. The play was performed for fourth grade, but other classes had the opportunity to watch. There were two separate groups that participated in the play.

Knights of Columbus free throw winners are in the front row: Megan  Schwoerer and Kayla Slezewski.  Standing in the second row are Owen Nowicki, Bennett Karcz, Cole Slezewski, Lucas Jensen, and Max Ford.  Standing in row three are Jack  Wojcik and Michael Drzewiecki.