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P-News Examines: Our local economy

A new house is constructed in the Centennial Centre in Hobart. The area has developed into a growing neighborhood since construction began in 2008.

Development in Hobart

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by Matt Zey and Rachel Vesco In recent years, many people and the communities they live in have been suffering economically. The village of Hobart, however, is quite the contrary. Since 2008, exactly 100 years after the village was founded, Hobart has undergone a large economic development transformation by adding numerous houses, apartments and townhouses, two light manufacturing companies and plans for future expansion- including an assisted living facility and possible consumer shops and restaurants. The initiative turned 350 acres of farmland into Centennial Centre- a project guided by the tag-line: “A window to the past; a door to the future.” Thus far, the area has lived up to expectations, sometimes exceeding them, and continued to develop at a healthy pace—almost defying the odds caused by the sagging economic conditions plaguing other parts of both the region as well as the nation as a whole. According to Hobart’s Director of Community Development Elaine Willman, the quick prog-

ress-- from an empty soybean field in 2008 to a bustling residential and manufacturing community by 2011--- was the result of careful planning by village administration as well as the fact that this was the first time officials had ever tried to increase economic development and bring new commerce and individuals to the area. “We created, and the board supported, an efficient permitting process, where the devel-

Without the addition of Centennial Centre, property taxes would likely have increased for Hobart residents. oper’s plan is brought to the Board of Trustees and then simultaneously, the site plan move through the site review committee,” Willman said. The result is that builders and developers, once they have their financing secure, can often begin building within 30 to 45 days after the

proposals have been approved by the village trustees. This is in sharp contrast to many older communities with standing development traditions that don’t move proposals through two committees at the same time, Willman said, which can result in a delay of up to 18 months for developers and builders. Willman also credits the village’s positive attitude and continued community support as another reason why Hobart has been able to blossom while other areas seem to be drying up. “Our first priority is to protect the tax payers and our second priority is to do by right by our builders and developers since they’re the job creators and economic developers… We just say ‘Come on in, how can we help,” Willman said. “A lot of economic development is attitude.” Unfortunately, this is not the case in many rural areas, where the leadership often resists change in an effort to preserve their community, Willman added, which can ultimately keep a lot of jobs out of the area, especially for young people. Besides bringing eco-

nomic growth to Hobart, the increased development has helped to keep taxes low for residents of the village as well. “The [developments] allowed the village to hold the property tax rate… because we’ve put in a system to raise the value and increase tax revenue,” Willman said. Without the addition of Centennial Centre, property tax rates would likely have increased for Hobart residents, Willman added. For the businesses and developers that have moved to Hobart throughout the last three years, the experience has been a positive one as well. Lexington Homes, the company that has been building the houses, townhouses and apartments in Centennial Centre, business seems to be booming. “We’re building 100-110 homes a year,” Ann Wery said. “Hobart is progressive, forward thinking and knows it needs to be new and up to date.” In fact, according to Lexington’s website, the company has just 20 home sites left in the Cobblestone neighborhood at Centennial Centre in the village. Centerline Machine, one of the light manufacturing company in Hobart, has experienced similar growth and development since moving to the area. “We were looking for a new home and driving by saw the ‘Open for Business’ sign and decided to take a chance,” Sara Dietzen, spokesperson, said. “Business is good and we’re looking to hire and keep growing.” The company’s control over the location and the help that they’ve received from the village has kept the owners and workers happy, as well, Dietzen added. Now that the seeds of economic development and commerce have been planted, Willman said Hobart plans to continue to develop the area, and is currently looking to bring other businesses, namely restaurants and small commerce shops, to the area. Ultimately, the developments should continue to fuel growth in the village for years to come.

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Dexter McNabb ‘Big Buck Challenge’ to be held

By Tyler Bebow and Cody Kropp For the first time, Pulaski News will host the “Dexter McNabb’s Big Buck Challenge.” The contest is named after Pulaski High School associate principal Dexter McNabb. Successful hunters are encouraged to send photos of their bucks via email, mail or by delivering them in person to the newspaper. The Pulaski News staff will select a number of photos to be published in the December 15 issue. A photo of McNabb’s deer, if he is successful, will also be published (Provided he doesn’t already have a 14-point buck chained to a tree somewhere.) All of the participant’s pictures will be published on the Pulaski News website as well as the Pulaski News Facebook page.

Hunters interested in taking part in the challenge must submit their photos to Pulaski News by Friday, December 9. Pictures can be emailed in at pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org, brought directly to the Pulaski News office located in Pulaski High School or mailed to Pulaski News, 1040 S. St Augustine St., Pulaski, WI 54162. Hunters of all ages are encouraged to take part in the challenge. Submissions must include a photo, the hunter’s name, the number of points the buck had, how much it weighed and where it was harvested at. Participants are also encouraged to submit an interesting anecdote or story with the photo as well. Eligible deer must be harvested with a bow, shotgun (slugs), rifle or muzzle loader, and it must be harvested following all of the Department of Natural Resource’s regulations. Because deer gun season is almost like a holiday throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, this is a great opportunity for hunters throughout the area to showcase their skills.

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P-News Point of View Concealed carry: A dangerous law

by Jack FitzGerald he Wisconsin Legislature T recently approved a law legalizing the concealed carry of weapons. Forty-eight states already have similar concealed carry bills. (Illinois is the only state in the union that does not allow concealed carry.) Did Wisconsin’s government approve this independently, or did the influence of other states play a roll? Perhaps our government failed to consider the welfare of the general public this time, or perhaps they simply didn’t want to be the only state left not allowing citizens to hide weaponry on their person at their local park— wouldn’t that be a shame? While the legislation was passed months ago, it did not fully go into effect until this month. Under the law, every eligible citizen 21 and older will be able to carry a hidden weapon after attending a safety course. Some public locations are still protected, including zoos and schools, or large public gathering spots, such as Lambeau Field. Concealed weapons will be allowed in the state capitol building, however. A public building that wants to prohibit concealed carry inside may put up signs disallowing any guns. If there is no sign, and something gun-related occurs, the establishment has blanket immunity, and cannot be held liable for damages that result from the gun-related incident. If there is a sign present, no immunity is rewarded. Therefore, many businesses may be reluctant to put up such signs. Although carrying weapons will now be legal, citizens interested in carrying one will need to be trained. The individual will be required to attend a fourhour class, covering topic such as safely unloading a hand-gun, developing a family safety plan and more. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has a model presentation available on their web site; however, law enforcement agencies can use other programs or develop their own. Additionally, if an individual attends, or has already attended, a hunter safety course, this will also qualify them to carry a weapon, regardless of the fact that carrying a gun for hunting purposes is completely different than carrying one for protection purposes. Furthermore, if an individual attends a conceded carry course in another state, in some cases, this can also transfer to Wisconsin. This poses more problems since the laws in different states are unlikely to be the same as the law in ours. (For example, residents of Maryland can simply watch a video to satisfy their concealed carry education requirement.) While the DOJ is currently working this option

out, the fact that it may even be available is scary. An individual will not need to fire a weapon or pass a knowledge test in order to receive their permit, although some classes will teach these skills. It seems to me, if you’re going to let someone walk around with a gun, a uniform standard should be developed so that if an individual is authorized to carry a weapon, they should have to know how to aim pretty darn accurately before they walk into a park full of kids or a restaurant and decide to start shooting. What most proponents of the legislation fail to realize, however, is that this law has the potential to instigate immense damage. Believe it or not, Mr. American-Dad who wants to play cop and boost his ego a bit isn’t the only stereotype that will be having access to guns and practicing their natural born “right” to carry that gun everywhere they go. Unstable individuals who attended the safety course will also be able to walk into your church with a gun in their pocket or sit next to your child at the public park. And what about in cases of extreme road rage? Someone cuts you off and instead of exchanging some choice words as while examining the fender bender, someone pulls out a weapon to express their frustration, and, just like that, what would have been a minor accident is brought to an entirely new, dangerous, level. All these people need to do is take that same course and they’re good to go, packing heat everywhere they go, a loaded cannon waiting to explode. Finally this is Wisconsin we’re talking about; like most of the country, we are facing higher unemployment rates than usual. Any research will demonstrate that the higher the unemployment rate, the higher the crime rate. Concealed carry is a criminal’s miracle; it’s like a dream come true. Not only that, but Wisconsin is notorious for a culture that enjoys drinking. What happens when “Average Joes” are bringing guns to taverns? A little drunk tussle at the bar isn’t going to result in something as minor as a black eye or a bloody lip anymore—it has the potential to end with a far more dismal result. So yes, it might sound like a good idea to let citizens walk around with a gun at their side. It may give people a sense of security to think they can easily protect themselves. But the truth is, with this law, there is going to be a lot more to defend ourselves from, and in many cases, a concealed gun isn’t going to help, but is going to be the root of the damage instead.

owalkowski named K ‘Woman of the Year’ Florence Kowalkowski was named “Woman of the Year” by the Council of Catholic Women on October 1. Kowalkowski received the award for her continued dedication to both her church and community throughout her life. Kowalkowski is originally from the greater Pulaski area: she was born in Sobieski, as the fifth of 12 children, and grew up on her family’s farm in Samson before graduating from Oconto Falls High School. After high school, Kowalkowski went on to earn a degree in nursing from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1949. In 1950, she married her husband, Frank, and they eventually settled in Pulaski. While she was busy raising four kids, Florence took time to volunteer extensively throughout the community, including helping at ABVM school and assisting those in need at the

local hospice. Throughout the years, she has also volunteered for numerous other community service organizations including the Packer food drive for Paul’s Pantry, distributing communion at ABVM church and Woodhaven Nursing home, assisting at election polls and helping with the Pulaski Blood Mobile. She also served as both the past president and treasurer of the Council of Catholic Women. Just recently, in fact, she assisted with the St. Mary’s flu vaccine clinic for employees at the hospital. She also continues to play bridge. At the reception honoring Kowalkowski, her daughter, Mickey Roy, gave a speech honoring her mother and all of her accomplishments. Twenty members of her family were also in attendance for the event.

Twenty members of Kowalkowski’s family attended the event where she was named ‘Woman of the Year.’ Pictured are Dick McDermid, Marion Stepien, Bonnie McDermid, Dennis Stepien, Julie Kowalkowski, Joanne Stepien, Lorainne Stepien, Tom Stepien, Dick Funk, Diane Stepien, Brian Kowalkowski, Karrie Kowalkowski, Frank Kowalkowski Jr., Alice Kowalkowski, Dolores Nowak, Emma Kowalkowski, Olivia Kowalkowski, Mickey Roy, Grace Kowalkowski, Florence Kowalkowski and Debbie Funk.

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PHS alumna volunteers in S. Africa

by Laura Cortright Durban Children’s Home, a non-government organization stationed in South Africa, helps youth who suffer in poverty-stricken homes by providing food, clothing and education. In order to complete her bachelor’s degree in social work, Brianna Niemi, a 2007 Pulaski High School graduate, has traveled to Durban to volunteer her time at the children’s home. Since 1905 the institution has worked to educate children and reunite families by offering a number of programs in an area with high levels of unemployment, poverty, crime, HIV/AIDS and more. Throughout her experience at Durban Children’s Home, Niemi has seen the impact that the help can have. The home is a safe haven that provides life’s necessities for children who would not otherwise be provided these things at home. “There is such a high poverty rate in South Africa,” Niemi said. “The beds at the home are always full, and when a child leaves, it is not long before a new child arrives.” Currently all 76 of Durban Children’s Home beds are filled. The South African government gives a certain stipend for each child; however, the funds provided are not nearly enough. In order to keep up with the costs of food, clothing, schooling, and supplies for all of the children, Durban Children’s Home relies heavily on donations. On the home’s website, they offer donation options such as sponsoring a child or “adopting” a room, which funds the much-needed construction operations. In South Africa, an American dollar goes a long way; one hundred dollars converts to about six-hundred-fifty South African rand. To learn more about Durban Children’s Home or to make a donation, visit the website- durban/showme-cares/children-youth/durban-childrenshome/#position .

Thursday, November 3, 2011

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Community CHIEF’S Corner

Reports Generated: October 3 – 11, 2011 10/03/2011 12:20 a.m. Parking Violation – Colonial Court 10/03/2011 3:00 a.m. Street Lights out 10/03/2011 7:01 a.m. - Traffic Hazard – Super Ron’s Food Center Report of a large tree branch lying in the east bound lane of CTY B just past Super Ron’s Food Center. Officer upon arriving on scene found where someone else had removed branch from roadway. 10/03/2011 7:54 a.m. - Assist EMS - W. Cedar St.- Assisted NEW Rescue. 10/03/2011 4:40 p.m. - Juvenile Problem – Colonial Court Apts. 10/03/2011 4:40 p.m. Forgery/Counterfeiting – Colonial Court Apts. 10/04/2011 3:41 p.m. - Alarm – Business – Pulaski Community Middle School. Officer dispatched for an alarm. Upon arriving was advised by dispatch center that proper codes were given to cancel. 10/04/2011 9:21 p.m. - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street Verbal warning given to a 42 year old male from Pulaski for failure to stop at stop sign. 10/05/2011 3:15 p.m. - Pedestrian Violation - W. Glenbrook Drive Citizen complaint that two girls are walking down the center of the road and not moving out of the way for traffic. Officer made contact with the subjects, talked to them and warned them. 10/05/2011 10:36 am - Warrant Pickup – Chicago Street 10/05/2011 4:47 p.m. - Traffic Warning - S. St. Augustine Street Warning given to a 18 year old male from Green Bay for speeding. 10/05/2011 4:52 p.m. – Disturbance – Camelot Park Cleaning lady was in fear because ex-owner of trailer was pounding on the door and swearing at her to let her in the trailer. 10/05/2011 7:45 p.m. - Assist Law Enforcement Agency 10/05/2011 8:52 p.m. - Keep the Peace – Camelot 10/06/2011 12:15 p.m. – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department Male came in to get fingerprinted for Utah concealed carry permit. 10/06/2011 11:09 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Front Street 10/06/2011 11:48 p.m. - Drug Possession – Spirits Sports Bar 10/07/2011 2:47 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Nancy Lane

10/07/2011 3:43 a.m. - Traffic Warning – Pine Street Verbal warning given to 48 year old male from Suring for defective tail lamps. 10/07/2011 7:40 a.m. Lockout – Residential - E. Glenbrook Drive 10/07/2011 11:00 a.m. - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department Resident requested reports for three police contacts. 10/07/2011 11:30 a.m. Traffic Direction - E. Pulaski Street 10/07/2011- 11:44 am - Assist Other Agency – Karcz Drive 10/07/2011 12:13 p.m. - Assist EMS – Colonial Court Apts. 10/07/2011 12:27 p.m. – Harassment – Memorial Park 10/07/2011 12:51 p.m. - Assist EMS – Chicago Street . 10/07/2011 2:51 p.m. - Theft Retail/Shoplifting – Dynamic Designs Unlimited 10/07/2011 5:04 p.m. - Alarm – Business – Parker Freeze Dry Open door/alarm. 10/07/2011 9:03 p.m. - Warrant Pickup – Front Street 10/07/2011 11:01 p.m. - Suspicious Vehicle - W. Glenbrook Drive 10/08/2011 5:00 am - Burglary - Non-Residential – Smurawa’s Country Bakery 10/08/2011 8:00 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Golden Eagle Court Suspected 10/08/2011 5:05 p.m. Damage to Property – Camelot Park 10/08/2011 6:42 p.m. - Assist Motorist – Corporate Way 10/08/2011 9:05 p.m. - Traffic Citation – Pine Street 10/09/2011 1:47 a.m. - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency - STH 32 Shawano county dispatch requested backup for deputy north of Pulaski. On traffic stop two men fled the scene into a corn field. One male apprehended, arrested, and vehicle impounded. 10/09/2011 9:23 p.m. - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street 10/10/2011 7:37 a.m. - Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 10/10/2011 9:06 a.m. - Animal at Large – Blue Heron Drive 10/10/2011 10:45 a.m. - Accident - Property Damage - E. Pulaski Street 10/10/2011 11:15 a.m. – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 10/10/2011 12:48 p.m. - Lost Items/Property – Jerlinga Dental Found girls bike in parking lot. Evidence sheet filled out and bike was placed into evidence at the library. 10/10/2011 3:08 p.m. - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency 10/10/2011 6:48 p.m. - Assist EMS – Pulaski Community Middle School Dispatched for football player, injury to neck and head transported to hospital by EMS. 10/10/2011 9:01 p.m. - Traffic Citation

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“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.” -George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Swim lessons now enrolling

submitted by Cory Krizizke There is still an opportunity to enroll your children in a swimming class before the rush of the holiday season begins. Session 3 meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning on Monday, November 14 and ending Monday, December 12 (no class November 23). Learn to swim Levels 1 – 6 are offered at 6:00 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. Registration closes on Monday, November 7. You may register your children at the pool or by going on-line to If you have any questions, contact the pool at (920) 822-6060. A new set of classes will begin after the new year. Information will be available online at the beginning of December. Check the website often for updated information.

John Malcheski Memorial Haiti Dinner to be held

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Five generations

Pictured are five generations: great, great grandma Dorothy Lawniczak, great grandpa Robert Lawniczak, Grandma Teri Thomas, Father Sam Thomas and baby son Hadley Thomas.

Ceremony for fallen firefighters held

On October 19, members of the Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 held a ceremony honoring all fallen volunteer firefighters and remember those killed in the line of duty. Rolling Thunder is a national grass roots veterans’ organization dedicated to the mission of POW/MIA awareness and helping veterans from all wars.

submitted by Jim Resick The annual fundraiser to support medical missions and development work in Haiti is set for Saturday, November 12, from 5:00 p.m until 6:30 p.m., at Assumption BVM’s St. Francis Hall. It is sponsored by the Holy Name Society and Council of Catholic Women. A polka mass will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be held upstairs at ABVM church. Formally known as Haiti Harvest Fest, the event has been renamed the “John Malcheski Memorial Haiti Dinner,” in recognition of the leadership Malcheski provided to Friends of Haiti agricultural outreach efforts. The event will feature a feast of ham, chicken and all the trimmings cooked by the Hofa Park Ladies. Festivities will continue with a “poultry shoot” raffle of choice meats from Super Ron’s. A silent auction will also be held featuring items from around the world, although most will be from the Pulaski area. Tickets for the event are $13 in advance or $14 at the door and $4 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at the Assumption BVM parish office, at Super Ron’s, or after masses at the scrip table. Prepurchase of tickets is highly recommended to aid meal planning and ensure entry to the event. Those wishing to donate new items or crafts for the silent auction may drop them off at the ABVM Parish office.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

PCSD approves final budget and tax levy

Village of Pulaski begins crafting budget

The Village of Pulaski has officially begun crafting its 2012 budget. Like many other state agencies and government bodies, legislation recently passed by Wisconsin lawmakers will put restrictions on Pulaski’s elected officials. This year, the village can only raise its tax levy by the percentage increase in equalized value from net new construction in the village. Thus, if the property value in the village increased, the tax levy will increase by the same amount. Over the last year, Pulaski’s equalized property value has actually decreased; therefore, the tax levy will not increase for residents. It is still unclear what the tax rate will be, however. In addition to revenue generating restrictions, the village will also lose roughly $84,000 in state aid, with a $24,000 reduction in state shared revenue, a $24,000 decrease in aid for local transportation, a $31,900 decrease in expenditure restraint funds and a $4,000 reduction in funds used to help local recycling efforts. However, similar to school districts, villages and other municipalities have also been given certain “tools” to help counter the loss of additional state funds. Village employees, with the exception of police officers, are now required to make larger pension contributions. While these tools are designed to help local governments balance their budgets, and reduce the impact of cuts on taxpayers, ultimately, they will not be very useful for the village of Pulaski this year. Currently, only four employees are making the additional contributions required under state law. The village’s public works employees are still under a union contract for another year, so, in addition to not making additional contributions, they will also be receiving a two percent pay raise. The village’s remaining employees are police officers who are exempt from the law, and, with the exception of the police chief, will also be receiving a two percent pay raise. As a result of these changes and losses in funding, members of the village board, including President Ronald Kryger, will be looking at what areas of the village can absorb cuts to help balance the budget. According to Kryger, village leadership will likely look at what projects the village is currently pursuing, and examine overtime pay. “This is going to be a tough next three weeks,” Kryger said. The village must have the budget completed by December 5. At the next village board meeting on November 7, board members will decide when future budget workshops will be held throughout the month of November. The public is encouraged to attend the workshops and give input as the board continues to develop the budget. The dates will be set after the November 7 board meeting. For more information and complete listing of the budget workshop dates, visit or call 920822-5182. Pulaski News will also post the listing of the budget workshop dates on its Facebook page, and on its website at

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Members of the Maple Grove Countryside 4-H clean parts of State Highway 29. (Photo courtesy of Kayla Gracyalny)

Maple Grove Countryside 4-H cleans highway submitted by Kayla Gracyalny, Club Reporter On Sunday, October 9, Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club participated in Adopt-AHighway Clean-Up. The club participates in highway cleanup twice a year: in the spring and fall, and works to improve a two-mile stretch on State Highway 29 near the old Maple Grove Town Hall. While participating in the event, members and parents got into groups of two-to-four people and chose one side of the highway. Another group of twoto-four people then came up the other side of the stretch. By the time both groups met in the middle, they had finished. While picking up trash, members were bound to find

some interesting items. During the clean up, for example, members found life jackets along the highway. Members that participated in the clean up were Laura and Steven Aprill, Kayla, Taylor, Brock, and Lucas Gracyalny, Destin and Teegan Wernicke, Erin Stiede, Ashley and Rachel Valeria, Dustin and Carolee Graf and Rory Sarenich. Adult leaders involved included, David Graf, Paula Valeria, Gary and Renee April, Mark and Rolean Wernicke, and Gary and Jenny Gracyalny. Luckily, there are always enough members to get the job done and help the community out by beautifying the environment.

After nearly a year of study and deliberations, the Pulaski Community School District Board of Education gave final approval of the 2011-12 district budget and corresponding tax levy at their meeting on October 19, 2011. The budget is approximately $1,643,000 less than the previous year’s budget. The state of Wisconsin mandated spending considerably less per student on public education. The Pulaski Community School District was directed by the state to reduce per student spending by $532.56. In addition, the state reduced the amount of aid given to the district by $1,430,915. The state also enacted legislation to cut district spending by requiring school district employees to pay for half of their pension contributions and twelve percent of their health and dental insurance. Some of the 2011-12 district budget highlights include: maintaining adequate teacherstudent ratios; doubling the amount of money on maintenance and improvement of facilities; starting an Early World Language Program in kindergarten, first and second grades. Students in those grades receive 90 minutes of Spanish instruction per week; increasing spending on technology networks and classroom technology, and installing a bulk diesel fuel storage tank allowing the district to buy fuel in larger quantities at a reduced cost per gallon. At the district’s Annual Meeting held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, the citizens of the district overwhelm-

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ing approved the proposed tax levy of $14,334,494. Following the Annual Meeting, the district received final computations from the state regarding property valuations, the total valuation of taxable property decreased by $4,354,089. The total valuation of property in the district is $1,514,000,045. In addition, the district was allowed by the state to increase its revenue by $215,146 due to higher than projected student enrollment and increasing special education costs. When all of the final numbers were put together the Board of Education was presented with a slightly higher tax levy than at the district’s Annual meeting. The Board of Education certified a final tax levy of $14,542,514, which is a 3.65 percent increase over last year’s levy. The corresponding tax rate for school purposes will be $9.61 per thousand dollars of property valuation. Last year the tax rate was $9.24 per thousand. This means the owner of a $100,000 home will pay $37 more in property taxes than last year for school purposes. Other area districts had similar or higher levy increases including De Pere:4.93 percent, Howard/ Suamico: 5.39 percent and West De Pere : 2.77 percent. The Board of Education will begin working on next year’s budget in the upcoming months. Citizens are encouraged to attend board meetings. They are held the first and third Wednesday’s of the month and begin at 6 p.m. in the Pulaski High School Library. Citizens can also view the same documents the board reviews for their meetings by visiting the district’s website. http://connect.

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Word Scramble

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tumaun ______ avlees _______ bflotoal ________

Senior Center Announcements


BENEFIT SPECIALIST: Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, November 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. November’s book is Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. THANKSGIVING CRAFT (small yo-yo turkeys) at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, November 10 at 12:15. Call 822-8100 to reserve your supplies.

MOVIE MONDAY on November 14 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Yours Mine and Ours.” Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. PACE LAMBEAU FIELD TRIP on Wednesday, November 16. Touring Lambeau Field and the Packer Hall of Fame with lunch at Curly’s Pub. Cost is $43 which includes transportation, admission charges and lunch. Call Deb at 822-6050 to make your reservation. THANKSGIVING DINNER at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, November 18 at 11:30. Cost is $3.50, suggested donation. Call Kitty to make your reservation by November 11. ALLOUEZ VILLAGE BAND CONCERT at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay. Supper before the concert at 4:45. Cost of supper and transportation is $5.00. Call 8228100 before November 16 to make your reservation. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tues-

days, November 22 and December 13 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00

PULASKI SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY (Potluck) on December 14 at 5:30 at the Legion Hall. Call 822-8100 for a reservation by December 9. 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 8228100. 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 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m.

ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 8228100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for November 4 – November 18. 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, November 4– baked chicken Monday, November 7 – shredded beef on a bun Tuesday, November 8 – chicken stir-fry Wednesday, November 9 – meatloaf Thursday, November 10 – turkey primavera Friday, November 11 – white chicken chili Monday, November 14 – spaghetti with meat sauce Tuesday, November 15 – swiss steak Wednesday, November 16 – beef stew Thursday, November 17 – split pea soup with ham sandwich Friday, November 18 – turkey breast

School Updates Alumni Profile

ABVM celebrates school lunch week

Jennifer Ziech, 1989 PHS graduate

Assumption B.V.M. school celebrated national school lunch week with guest speakers who told students about the importance of making healthy choices and living healthy lifestyles. During their lunch time, students heard motivational messages from dairy farmers Jeff and Jena Betley, school nurse Sue Jonas and Deacon Dennis Majewski. Food service director Lisa Andre coordinated the week’s events.

Where do you live? Green Bay, Wisconsin Where do you work? Pinnacle Consulting Group LLC – CPA’s & Consultants Do you have any kids? No What did you do after high school? I attended UW-Oshkosh and majored in BBA – Accounting and Management Information systems. How were your grades in high school? Around a 3.8? I don’t know exactly. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life? All impacted my life in someway What is your favorite band? I have many What is your favorite TV show? It various What activities did you participate in during high school? Some sports, clubs – national honor society, etc. How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school? Servicing my clients well is key to being successful. If they succeed, I do. What, if anything, do you miss about the Pulaski area? I’m always back in town visiting family & clients etc. So, it feels like I’m still part of the community.

School board meeting minutes REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER: Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE :The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL: Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Chris Vandenhouten and Bob Skalitzky. Board members absent: Mark Wernicke, Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Amy Uelen, John Matczak, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Nichole Disterhaft, Bec Kane, Nichole Borley and Chris Dahlke Guests attending: Barb Stephanie, Joanne Hagedorn, Marcee Gohr, Joshua Rusk, Kayla Koch, Tim Kozlovsky, Deb Schneider, Joel Schauske, Beth Babik, Heather Kraining, Teresa Wargo, Patty Leidel, Donna Watermolen, Glen

Kellerman CITIZENS’ FORUM: None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. BOARD REPORTChris Vandenhouten attended a “Life Study” information meeting. Trudy will email out the website with the data collected from the Green Bay study. Bob Skalitzky, Mark Wernicke and Trina Townsend went to a WASB Seminar on legislative updates. 2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Spirit week went very well. We had a great Fall Festival and a great Homecoming Game. We have a lot to be proud of! About 50 people attended the Grantseeking Workshop hosted by the Pulaski Community School District. The district will be actively pursuing grants. The district is looking at a partnership with UWGB on how we can advance the careers of our professional staff. 3. PAY BILLS: Vandenhouten moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Continued on page 10

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” -Abigail Adams

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Fairview hosts Family Reading Night Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner was the surprise guest reader at Fairview’s Family Reading Night on Thursday, October 13. Along with Dr. Lightner’s story, Fairview families were treated to a presentation by the Barlow Planetarium, a fine arts display and the book fair. The event was organized by the Fairview Literacy Committee and the Parent/Staff Organization.

Eighth grade planning conferences scheduled Eighth Grade Individual Planning Conferences are now being scheduled for November, December, January, and February at Pulaski Community Middle School. These conferences are unlike traditional parent/teacher conferences. The focus is on each student’s personal and social growth, their educational and career development and their high school planning process. Emphasis is placed on a review of overall academic performance, talents, abilities, interests, WISC Careers Assessment results, MAPs, WKCE, EXPLORE test results and transition activities to the high school. Individual Planning Conferences are specifically designed conferences for parents to gain insight into their child’s development. Participation in the conference allows students to develop a direction for the

future. For guidance counselors, the task is to determine how they can help students create and achieve goals for their future. Parents are a key member of the conference team. Conferencing gives parents and students the opportunity to discuss talents, interests, academic performance and future goals in a positive atmosphere and to begin developing an Individual Learning Plan. Individual Planning Conferences are not intended for discussions of student behavior issues. The 8th Grade Individual Planning Conferences typically last 45 minutes. A conference letter and schedule will be mailed to all 8th grade parents/ guardians. Call Kris Kuhn at (920)-822-6513 or Nikki Gerth at (920)- 822-6510 or see us at parent teachers conferences to schedule your child’s Individual Planning Conference.

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Celebrating 70 Years of American Legion Auxiliary

Legion Auxiliary continuing years of excellence

Dedication Parade 1949

Memorial Day 1951



Flag Day Program 1955

Flag Day 1957

1954 Pulaski Main Street American Legion 1957

by Adam Styczynski The local legion auxiliary celebrated its 70th birthday on Saturday, October 22. At the ceremony, legion auxiliary members Lottie Gawrylewski, Marian Schroeder, Gen Kozicki and Laura Schroeder were honored at the Legion Hall in Pulaski for their many years of service. The auxiliary’s main goal is to support veterans, families and the community. “We have a very wonderful partnership with our veterans,” said Auxiliary President Sue Winter. To be in the Legion Auxiliary you must have a family member already involved with the American Legion and must be a female. Pulaski’s American Legion Junior Auxiliary originated in October 1953. The organization’s first Junior Leader was Marian Schroeder. Within only six years, it acquired another four members and, by 1956, membership was up to 20 individuals. The auxiliary’s first three leaders were Judy Prokash in 1953, followed by Sandra Marnocha in 1955 and Donna Hendershot in 1957. Throughout these years, members participated in a variety of different activities. They learned the preamble to the constitution, the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. Besides learning about civics, members also participated in various fun activities as well. They created gifts for their parents as a group, went to meetings with their parents and ran fundraisers. It was a positive experience in all their lives. Seventy years later, the auxiliary has remained an active participant in the Pulaski community. A few of the annual events include organizing American Red Cross Blood Drives, honoring veterans, honoring the accomplishments of Pulaski’s top students and other events. “I enjoy being able to do things for the veterans and I like the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve made,” said member Marian Schroeder. “It’s an honor to belong to this organization.” In addition to celebrating 70 years in the Pulaski Community, the 2011 Badger Girl was also announced at the ceremony. The year’s Badger Girl is Pulaski High School senior Victoria Busch from Pulaski. At the ceremony, members past and present shared some of their most treasured memories of the auxiliary. “I’ve been a member ever since I was born,” said Laura Schroeder. “I was a Junior Auxiliary member so we did many fun things when we were kids and I feel like I am a very patriotic person.” The ceremony concluded with, as every meeting does, everyone joining hands and singing “God Bless America.”

Check out a video of the legion on the Pulaski News Facebook page!

Photos from the scrapbook of Marian Shroeder Marian Schroeder

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Tobin inspires

by Ayla Kress For Taylor Tobin, a Pulaski High School graduate, 2006 was a year that changed her life forever. Tobin would awaken after being in the hospital for months to find she had been paralyzed in a tragic car accident while on her way to school. “I remember just looking down and seeing an IV coming out of my feet, and trying to shake my feet but I couldn’t do it,” Tobin said. “I recall parts [of the accident], the beginning, swerving off the road and then I really don’t remember a whole lot.” Tobin was anxious to return to life quickly, but getting used things, like using a wheelchair, were harder than expected after she returned home. The adjustment was especially difficult when she began attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “It was kind of a blur, I was learning how to be in a wheel chair in real life… in life with everyone else, not just in a hospital where wheel chairs are normal,” Tobin said. It was during her time at UW-Milwaukee that she began to realize the full weight of her situation, which led to her studying stem cell research at the VA in Milwaukee. Tobin is still continuing her schooling and research into stem cells. She has already received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UWMilwaukee and her master’s in Phlebotomy from Anthem College in Colorado, where she currently resides. Ultimately, Tobin hopes to enter a career in spinal cord research, orthopedics and/or neurosurgery.

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Wernicke wins at dog show

Destin Wernicke and Domino were in the Shawano County Fair Dog Show on August 31. Destin and Domino placed first in their obedience class with 196.5 points out of a possible 200. They also won the Top Dog Award for the highest scoring dog in the show. (Photo courtesy of Rolean Wernicke)

Class Spotlight:

AP Environmental Science by Jack FitzGerald  For the first time this year, Pulaski High School is offering Advanced Placement Environmental Science (APES) to help better prepare upperclassmen students who plan to enter science related fields upon graduation. The course offers students a glimpse into the rapidly expanding field of environmental work and “green” development. The class is taught by Stefanie Stainton in the science department.   Since it is a new course, enrolling students last year had little background on its existence in the PHS course book, so this year’s enrollment is only seven students.   These numbers are expected to grow, however, as students become more familiar with APES and its curriculum. Because it is an AP class, the coursework is taught at a

university level, and students receive college credit depending on the grade they receive on the final AP exam held in May. The work involved in the course, then, requires a much stronger commitment than most high school classes.   Students can expect to spend substantial amount of time on class work.   Also, tests, labs, projects and homework are geared for a high level of thinking; therefore, the class does take a fairly sound scientific and environmental background. A general passion for the environment is helpful as well. For student Abbey Priebe, the class, thus far, has exceeded her expectations. “Last year I signed up for the class mainly because I wanted to get another college credit on my transcripts before graduating high school, but after spending some time in the class I’ve been so impressed,” Priebe said.     In May, students are encouraged to the APES final exam. Scores on the exam determine the amount of college credit a student can receive. Traditionally, a grade of a three or above (out of a possible five) awards the student with some college credit, saving time and money after they’ve enrolled at a university, although the exact requirements vary from institution to institution. Ultimately, however, the class offers students a peek into the growing world of “green” careers while better preparing them for college work.

School board meeting minutes continued 4. MINUTES : Rasmussen moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on September 21, 2011 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – None OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIPS McKeefry moved Denzer seconded to approve the FFA trip to Indianapolis, IN October 18-22, 2011 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Vandenhouten moved Skalitzky seconded to approve the Honor Band trip to Winona, MN November 4-5, 2011 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Rasmussen moved Denzer seconded to approve the Dance team competition to Minnesota on February 23-26, 2012 as presented voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Vandenhouten moved McKeefry seconded to approve the Physics, math and science classes to Six Flags in Gurnee, IL on May 11, 2012 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Skalitzky moved Rasmussen seconded to approve the Eighth grade culminating trip on June 5, 2012 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Vandenhouten moved Skalitzky seconded to approve the Middle school band trip

to Bloomington, MN on May 11-12, 2012 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN – John Matczak presented the school safety plan and the processes the committee has been working on. 7. REFERENDUM PLANNING – Dr. Lightner presented a planning document outlining the planning process of a possible referendum in November of 2012 8. ENROLLMENT REPORT – Enrollment was discussed and that we have smaller class sizes coming in. 9. STRATEGIC AIMS REVIEW – Dr. Lightner discussed the strategic aims and some of the initiatives that we are doing to reach those aims. 10. CLOSED SESSIONThe Board will then convene into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c&e) to discuss administrator evaluation 11. ADJOURNMENT: Skalitzky moved, Denzer seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education


“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” -Vince Lombardi

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Senior Profiles

Name: Alecia Erdmann Sport: Dance Age: 18 Position: Captain Years Played: 4 Favorite Subject: Anatomy Post High School Plans: Become a nurse practitioner

Red Raider soccer ends successful season

Name: Casey Alger-Feser Sport: Basketball Age: 17 Position: Varies Years Played: 10 Favorite Subject: P-News Post High School Plans: Play pro ball in Canada

Favorite High School Memory: Winning state my freshman year

Favorite High School Memory: Beating undefeated Bay Port to take the lead in the FRCC Western Division

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Food: Taco Bell

Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Kid Cudi, Adele

Favorite Musical Band: All Time Low

Hobbies: Photography

Hobbies: Guitar, Ping-pong

Favorite TV Show: 90210, The Vampire Diaries

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars, That 70’s Show

Goal for the season: Make it to state with all three routines

Goal for the season: Win FRCC and Division 2 State

Rivals: Green Bay Southwest

Rivals: Bay Port/ DePere


ulaski to host college P wrestling dual The Pulaski High School wrestling program will be hosting a college wrestling dual at PHS on November 8 at 7:00 p.m. The match will feature a dual between the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Lakeland College. Pulaski wrestling head coach Terry Manning contacted UW-Stevens Point head coach Johnny Johnson about the possibility of holding the match at PHS to help celebrate 50 years of the wrestling program in Pulaski. Luckily, Lakeland College’s wrestling team, who was supposed to travel to Stevens Point for the match, was happy to move the event to Pulaski. “I think anytime we can get out into the community and showcase college wrestling and let high school students and middle school students see what college wrestling is all about is good for the sport,” Lakeland head coach Mike DeRoehn said. Johnson echoed similar comments, adding that he hopes the match will show younger wrestlers what kind of opportunities will be available to them in the future.

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The match will be the first held at a high school for Lakeland, although they will also be wrestling in a dual at Sheboygan Falls later in November as well. For UWSP wrestlers, holding a match at PHS will be a new experience as well, but they will not be traveling to any other schools this season. This is not, however, the first time PHS has hosted college teams. According to coach Manning, PHS previously hosted a match between the University of WisconsinOshkosh and UW-Stevens Point since both teams, at the time, featured a number of Pulaski wrestling alumni. While there are no plans to make the event annual, Manning hopes to host more matches in the future if things go well. Although there are not any Pulaski alumni currently wrestling for either squad, there are a number of former high school standouts from the region that will be competing on November 8. Tickets for the event will cost $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Pulaski juniors Sean Cropper and Drew Lewis attempt to maintain possession of the ball during the sectional semifinal match.

Raiders fall to Green Bay Preble in sectional semifinal match by Sam Schwartz he 2011 season proved T to be very successful for the Pulaski boy’s soccer team. Throughout the fall, the team reached many goals and helped to set high standards for future Red Raider soccer athletes. Although Pulaski ended its season after losing to Green Bay Preble in a Division 1 sectional semifinal game, the team was proud of all of their accomplishments after going 19-2-2 overall this season , and beating many rival schools such as Ashwaubenon, Green Bay Southwest and Notre Dame on its way to a share of the FRCC Conference Championship. It is only the second time that the Raider’s soccer team has won a conference championship in school history. “Congratulations to the boys on their awesome accomplishments this season,” said head coach Ted Sarosiek. “It was an honor to coach such a close-knit group of boys and it is always fun to pick up a few

wins along the way.” It is clear that the Raiders have been awaiting such a successful season the past few years, as the program posted some great previous team records as well as great postseason play. The raiders saw many changes from the previous season to this season especially with the addition of assistant coach Eric Urban, a previous Pulaski High School soccer player. “The coaches pushed us hard from day one of practice because they knew our potential and felt we could do anything if we worked together and played as a team,” said senior captain Alec Zambrowicz. “Each of our coaches made us believe we could win every game we played if we worked hard enough, which really boosted our team confidence this year and proved true many times this season.” Not only did the team earn a share of the FRCC conference championship this year,

but it also took first place at its own Pulaski Invite, providing a great showing for the hometown fans. Besides winning conference, the team also took home the regional championship plaque with a win over Manitowoc Lincoln and an underdog victory over home team Sheboygan North. Many of the players were rewarded with all conference honors, including junior goalie Logan Vandehouten who earned Honorable Mention, junior forward Sean Cropper who earned Second Team All Conference, junior defender Drew Lewis earned Second Team All Conference and senior forward Alex Mijal earned First Team All Conference as well as FRCC offensive player of the year. “I am extremely proud of how we played this year and how we came together as a team, it was really a fun team to coach,” said Sarosiek.

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PCMS celebrates successful fall sports season by Jessica Skinkis Pulaski Community Middle School fall sports came to a close during the middle of October as the school’s athletes geared up for their winter activities. Throughout the autumn, PCMS sports teams celebrated many noteworthy accomplishments, including top finishes at the Kickfest soccer tournament in September and hosting the area’s largest middle school cross country meet featuring 23 teams and 596 runners. Overall, more than 300 PCMS students participated in this year’s fall athletics. The football program had three teams with 91 participants, a co-ed cross county team featured 34 runners, the school’s five soccer teams had 106 players and the six girl’s volleyball teams were made up of 100 athletes. Practices began for winter sports during the last week of October with boys basketball, which is open to students in 7th and 8th grades. Presently, there are 73 players on board for the season. Their games will be held throughout November and December. Girl’s basketball, which is

also open to 7th and 8th grade students, will not begin until after winter break, with games during January and February. Currently, there are 63 girls slated to participate in the program. Students will also be able to take part in both the dance team and the cheerleading team. The cheer season, with 25 athletes on the team, will run from November through December while dance, with 31 participants, will run through January and February. Wrestling, with 38 athletes, will run throughout the winter, stretching from December until February. All of the PCMS athletic teams have a no-cut policy and all participants will play in each game, helping to foster a positive sports environment for student athletes to grow and develop in. For more information about PCMS athletics, including a schedule of games and practices, visit http://connect.pulaski. To view pictures of all the PCMS fall teams, visit www.

Soccer All-Conference Athletes

Sean Cropper Second Team Forward

Drew Lewis Second Team Defender

Alex Mijal First Team Forward FRCC Defensive Player of the Year

Logan Vandenhouten Honorable Mention Goalie

Tennis All-Conference Athletes

Grace Kaiser Second Team All-Conference

Carly Schanock Second Team All-Conference


“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pulaski welcomes Go Coastal tanning salon by Jessica Skinkis Pulaski will welcome a new tanning salon, Go Coastal, after Touch of Sun was recently purchased by local business owners Danny and Dean DeKuyser. The Dekuysers also own SoundCheck. Go Coastal will retain Touch of Sun’s location in the Mountain Bay Plaza in Pulaski. The DeKuysers decided to purchase Touch of Sun because they wanted to see the business grow and continue, and thought that Pulaski could ultimately benefit from a salon like Go Coastal. Tanning will be Go Coastal’s primary business, although they will also sell other goods such as Yankee Candles, water massages and Minnetonka Moccasins. “We like the small town atmosphere. Everyone is friendly and the neighbors look out for each other,” Danny said. “This is a small community with a lot of hometown pride.” The business, which opened on October 14, will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Go Coastal plans to add Sunday hours after January 1, 2012, as well.

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Premier Bank hosts chili cook off

Dr. Gloria Krumrai, Donna and Ray Mroczynski and Kimberly Uelmen enjoy the variety of chilies cooked by the Premier Bank staff.

North Shore rolls out red carpet

On Wednesday, October 19, North Shore Bank hosted a red carpet event for area businesses that showcased foods and drinks from local restaurants, while also giving local businesses a chance to network. Pictured are Gloria Morgan and Julie Jarock enjoying food at the event.

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Births and Deaths Births

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2011 BAL-SARGENT, Mary and SARGENT, Joe, Greenville, daughter. TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011 WEBSTER, Amber, and CORNELIUS, Gregory, Oneida, daughter. MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011 KRUEGER, Michelle and Neil, Little Suamico, daughter. SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2011 SKENANDORE, Angelicia and Gerald, Oneida, son. RAYMAKER, Carmen and Jeremy, Sobieski, daughter. DUNOW, Nicole, and LE SAGE, Brandon, Abrams, son. TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2011 KRAFT, Laura and Tony, Oneida, son.

faith, unconditional love and acceptance, and her everpresent, warm and welcoming smile.   Rachel is survived by her three daughters, Carol (Gery) Van De Yacht, Pulaski; Lois (Tom) Nuthals, Fountain Hills, Arizona; and Jane Dunbar, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Erin (Andy) Kush, Jeffrey Hemb, Graham and Aidan Dunbar; two great-grandchildren, Colton Kush and Damian Hemb.  She is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothersin-law, Orville and Charlotte Olson, Pulaski, Robert and Margaret Witthuhn, Green Bay, Claire McGillivray, Seattle, Washington, and many very very special nieces, nephews and friends. Rachel was preceded in death by her husband Curtis, three brothers, James (Blanche) Martyn, Robert (Evelyn/Mary) Martyn, and Mervin “Pepper” Martyn;   and brothers-inlaw, Angus McGillivray and Malcolm (Delores) McGillivray.


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Deaths McGillivray, Rachel

Rachel McGillivray

 Rachel Ella (Martyn) McGillivray, 89, Green Bay, died Saturday, October 15, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family.   She was born August 16, 1922, in Green Bay, to the late Frank and Grace (Mc Dowell) Martyn.   She married Curtis Charles McGillivray on August 16, 1952 in Oshkosh.   He preceded her in death on September 8, 1982. Rachel’s passion was spending time with family and friends and helping others.  She devoted her life to serving the church, working with Curtis on the farm, raising and spending time with her family, and volunteering.    She has touched many, many lives and will be remembered for her strong



Patrick Van Asten

Patrick Van Asten, 56, Pulaski passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at a Green Bay hospital, following a long illness.   Pat was born March 19, 1955, the son of Gregory and Janet (Kempen) Van Asten and was a 1973 graduate of Premontre High School.      Music was his passion.  He was a terrific musician.   He loved to write songs, play guitar and harmonica, and sing.   He

was a fan of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.   Pat was an avid reader.   He enjoyed poetry, and Shakespeare was among his favorites.  He liked to make things with his hands, and was a good carpenter and craftsman.   He created many beautiful things, including picture frames made with distressed wood.  He had been employed at NewCap of Oconto County for many years as a home energy audit consultant.      Pat also liked to garden; he rarely needed a grocery store when his vegetable garden was ready for harvest.   He appreciated the beauty of nature.   He liked to spend time outdoors, and enjoyed camping and hiking.  He loved to travel and had visited nearly every state in the country.        Patrick was a peaceful man; he lived his life without wronging or offending others.   He loved to laugh and to make others laugh, too.   He always wanted the people around him to be happy.   He was a good father, brother, son and friend.   He cared very deeply for the people in his life and treated them well.   He kept his loved ones in his daily prayers.   He also enjoyed making bets with his dad, on whether the Packers would win.       He will be deeply missed by his parents, Gregory and Janet Van Asten, Krakow; his son and daughter-in-law, Kory and Jeanie Van Asten, Green Bay; four brothers and one sister, Timm (Jane) Van Asten, Pulaski, Tony (Faye) Van Asten, Suamico, Tina (Al) Wagner, Suamico, Brian (Diane) Van Asten, Pulaski, and Greg (Julie) Van Asten, Krakow; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Pat’s family would like to recognize and thank Pat’s sister, Tina, for all her help and the many things she did in taking care of him.   A special thank you is also extended to St. Vincent Hospital ICU Staff, Dr. Suarez and Dr. Alshahrouri, Pat Giesler N.P. and Emily Glime N.P.   The family requests no flowers, please.   A Memorial Fund has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why.” - Mark Twain

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Classifieds FOR SALE “CREAM PUFF” 1981 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK VI. 34,000 miles certified. $10,500. 1984 CHRYSLER LEBARON – 4 dr. 34,000 miles. $4,500. Call 920-434-9117. 2007 FORD FOCUS – Excellent condition. 130,000 miles. Newer tires. 5 speed. Air. One owner. $5,100. 920-655-8259. 3 BD, 2 BA BEAUTIFUL HOME – OCONTO FALLS. Full basement. Double lot. 920-373-5303. BRAND NEW! Queen pillow top mattress set sealed in plastic. Delivery avail. $175. Call 920-590-1110. Hill Rom hospital bed, in excellent shape. Call 920-822-8500.

FOR RENT FULL HOUSE – OLDER HOME. 2-3 bdrm. References Required. NO PETS. Available Dec. 1. Pulaski School District. 920-655-8259. SENIOR HOMES- 920822-4653. 1 bedroom available now for low-income elderly (62 & over). All utilities included. BRAND NEW 2 BDRM DUPLEX – open concept – zero entrance. All appliances incl/washer/ dryer. 3 ft. doorways. 2 car garage w/opener. $850 month. 920-639-8412. 1 BDRM APARTMENT – 109 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. Security entrance and off street parking. Laundry facilities available. $375 + security. 920-819-5057. PARKSIDE APARTMENTS- 920-822-4653. 2 bedroom available now for low- income elderly (62 & over). Heat and water included. 3 BDRM RANCH. 2 bath w/2 stall garage attached. $800 month. Pulaski area. Call 920-434-2839. PULASKI HOUSING AUTHORITY 8223887. 55+ senior living. 1-bedroom, rent based on income. All utilities in-

cluded. Low-income family units available, 3-bedroom, rent based on income. 2 APARTMENTS – EACH 2 BDRM. SOUTH CHASE SALOON. $550 & $500. 920-822-3121.

2 BDRMS AVAILABLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage. Call Jamie @ 621-6748.

AUCTION Auction on now of entire unit, number 11, at Raider Land Storage in Pulaski. Items include: Maytag washer and dryer, Mitre saw, hand-dolly, window a/c, step ladder and many fishing poles. Call now to place a sealed bid: 920- 8228500. Auction ends Nov. 27

WANTED HUNTING LAND – Father/son looking to lease 40-60-80 acres. 45 minutes within Green Bay area. Call Dick @ 920-434-9117.

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it” -Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, November 3, 2011

MISCELLANEOUS The Monthly Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Brookdale Apartments, 430 S. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. NOTE TO ALL PULASKI CHASE CO-OP STOCK HOLDERS: We would like to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all those individuals that have money coming from their Co-Op stock dividends. Stock holders cannot receive the money until they die, then it goes to their closest relatives. Send your reply to P.O. Box 363, Pulaski, WI 54162.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pulaski News

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Red Raiders’ football run comes to an end Pulaski falls to Cedarburg in second round of playoffs

Pulaski lost their game at Cedarburg, with a score of 48-29, during the second round of the WIAA playoffs.

by Steve Seamandel The Pulaski Red Raider football team’s season came to a chilly, abrupt end on Friday, October 29, with an elimination loss in the second round of the WIAA playoffs against the Cedarburg Bulldogs. The game’s final score was 49-28. Despite a red-clad, raucous Pulaski crowd that filled the visitor’s bleachers, the Red Raiders were not able to stop the Cedarburg offense, which quickly put up 28 points before Pulaski could even break the goal line. A long Cedarburg passplay, which landed the Bulldogs on the Pulaski 1-yard line for ensuing touchdown, quick three-and-outs by the Pulaski offense, an untimely lost fumble and a blocked punt combined to put the Red Raiders behind early. “Cedarburg was difficult to defend, but I thought the kids played with a high effort,” Pulaski head coach Gary Westerman said. The Raiders managed to rebound before the end of the first half. Crucial passes from quarterback Tanner Vannieuwenhoven and key rushes from running backs Jared Skinkis and an injured Zach Wech brought the Raiders within two touchdowns, putting the score at 28-14. With momentum finally shifting to Pulaski’s favor, Cedarburg capitalized on a long kickoff return and quick ensuing touchdown to increase

their lead to 35-14 at halftime. The attitude on the Pulaski sidelines remained positive, however, as Pulaski received the ball to start the second half and bounced right back with a quick scoring drive, bringing them within two touchdowns only 15 seconds into the second half. However, that’s as close as the Raiders would get to Cedarburg, who quickly countered with a quick, deflating touchdown of their own to make the score 42-21. “I thought we started swinging after we spotted them 28 points,” Westerman said. “We just got out of the gate so slow it was hard to catch up.” Pulaski would add another touchdown on a beautiful 40-yard pass play from Vannieuwenhoven, but again allowed Cedarburg to respond with a touchdown of its own. Each teams’ defense tightened in the fourth quarter, but Pulaski couldn’t capitalize on their defensive holds. The unfortunate end of Pulaski’s season is not a sour one, though. The year’s squad was one of many in recent years to make the playoffs, and featured several seniors who had successful seasons, like Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, Dylan Bersch and Zach Wech. “Overall, it was a great season and a great group of kids. The support from the teachers, students and community was great,” Westerman said.