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Fox 11 News Interviews Tubbs’ students



Pulaski News wins at WSPRA

Amy Tubbs’ expository writing class stands together, proud of their video. Pulaski Community School District Board of Education Clerk Trina Townsend, Pulaski News Editor-in-Chief Laura Dahms, Editor Kaira Kamke, and Advisor Kathleen Gerds are pleased to accept two perfect Spectrum awards.

By Kalli Seglund and Jordan Stiede The Pulaski News newspaper and Pulaski News website both received perfect ratings from the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association Spectrum Awards of 2010.

The Spectrum Awards is a great way to get professional feedback on marketing and communications material as well as recognition for a district’s efforts. Kathy Gerds Pulaski News Advisor says, “I am extremely proud of the hard work from the students and staff of Pulaski

News.” The Pulaski Newspaper received the highest scores for execution which includes effective writing, balance, and originality of approach. Also, it was judged on evaluation and results including success in achieving goals and efforts made to identify results. “Articles appear to be written in a clear, concise, non-objective manner. A newspaper that is full of positive news. What a nice concept,” said a judge from the Spectrum Awards. The same judge also said, “Success is easily measured in your newspaper’s longevity and rise in subscriptions and advertisers. It speaks for itself.” The Pulaski News website also received the maximum score in the judging categories which included goals and objectives and research and planning. Furthermore, goals and objectives consisted of the purpose of the project, how well the project (Continued on page 2)

Legion memorial honors veterans Ms. Tubbs shows the Fox 11 New reporter how a Mobi works, and explains why she would like more in the classroom if she wins.

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By Kelsey Wargo I n late October, Amy Tubbs’ expository writing high school class started filming a music video for a chance to win up to $75,000 dollars in a classroom technology makeover. They were offered the chance by Tubbs to get involved, and the class jumped at the opportunity. She only had gotten the email of the contest two weeks before the deadline, and, with the entire class of 24 students, she started to plan the video. The students only had seven class periods to put the film together, but they did it with very little time spent outside of class, just for editing. After the video was submitted there was a call to Tubbs, telling her that her class’s video had made it to the top five out of countless entries from around the country. On October 10, Fox 11 news came to Pulaski High School and interviewed two students in the

class, as well as Tubbs. Alison Blackford was the first to be interviewed. She told the reporter that she mainly helped out with the planning and the editing, and didn’t play a main character. After Blackford, Dylan Hunkins was interviewed. Hunkins played a main character as the half-goat, half-human from the Chronicles of Narnia, and was one of the first people to start writing the song that the students sing in the video. When both were asked about why they wanted to have better technology in the classroom, they agreed that it makes the learning experience more fun, and helps them pay better attention in class. Tubbs said, “I was proud of my students for making such a good video in a short amount of time.” While showing the news reporters how she used the Mobi, one could see how the students loved to use it. They paid closer attention to their lesson and asked more questions about what they where learning. The voting is only worth 40 percent of the overall scores, while 60 percent comes from the judges. The judges will judge the videos on creativity, showing the technology that they want, and student-teacher collaboration. The class also spread the word on facebook, and the school sent out mass emails and messages to parents. Fox 11 was also a great help to get the word out.

Veterans gather around the donated rock at the Legion Auxiliary Hall that has been dedicated to all who have served for our country.

Recently, the Pulaski American Legion members decided that the outside of their building, located at 135 N. St. Augustine St., needed some updates. They especially wanted to upgrade the area around the flag pole. Jim Van Lannen and Lon Bartelt helped plant flowers and cleaned up the area. Over the years the family of Eugene (Barney) and Ethel Banaszynski has made numerous contributions to the Legion in their memory. The Legionaires decided to use some of this money in the updates. They decided to purchase a large rock that would have a plaque honoring the Banaszynski Family. Bob Buckman, Bob Forest, and Harry Krysiak visited the Mountain Gravel Pit. Krysiak purchased the rock and Buckman

and Forest paid for the transportation of the rock to Pulaski. Mike Maroszek donated his time and labor delivering the rock. Please check out the new improvements at the Pulaski Legion Building. The new memorial is a wonderful addition to the Pulaski Community honoring one of its veterans.

The plaque at Legion Hall is dedicated to all who have served our country.

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Front Page/ Pulaski News wins WSPRA award fulfilled the purpose, and how well the communication tool matched the audience. The research and planning was based on evidence of advanced planning or research methods and the level of appropriateness of the methods used for the project. “As stated, a great alternative news source easily accessible to all with Internet access,” said a different judge from the Spectrum Awards. Two student-editors of Pulaski News, Laura Dahms and Kaira Kamke, along with Kathy Gerds went to the Spectrum Awards to be recognized for Pulaski News’ two perfect scores on November 4 and 5. Dahms said, “I am very proud of the progress and prestige of Pulaski News. I am so happy that our beloved paper can be recognized by the WSPRA.” Kamke said, “It was very enlightening to see other public relations awards being presented. I was honored to receive these awards for the Pulaski News.” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner said, “Congratulations to Pulaski News for receiving two perfect scores for the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association. Special thanks to Kathy Gerds, Laura Dahms, and Kaira Kamke for attending the awards luncheon and accepting the award on behalf of the students and staff of Pulaski News. The Pulaski News continues to be vital to the school district and our community. It is an outstanding local newspaper.”

- December 2, 2010

Dance gets showcased

thanks go out to all those parents who gave their time to making the Showcase of Dance possible. The Pulaski Dance Team has twenty members and is coached by Jessica Korth and Michelle Breitenfeldt. They performed both their Kick and Pom routines at the Showcase of Dance. They have been working hard on these dance numbers for several months now and have recently begun learning their Jazz routine. The Pulaski Dance Team will be competing in all three of their routines on December 11 at the Raider Classic in Wisconsin Rapids.

The PHS Dance Team and coaches beam after dancing radiantly at the annual PHS Showcase of Dance.

By Isabel Thyne On November 20, the Pulaski Dance team hosted the Third Annual Showcase of Dance. The event began at 11 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m., taking place at Pulaski High School. Twentytwo teams performed from surrounding schools’ dance teams and clubs including: Pulaski, De Pere,  Preble, Green Bay East, Appleton, Oshkosh, Campbellsport, Marinette, Power of Dance, Sarah’s Dance, Seymour, Shawano, Freedom, and Kaukauna. Teams do not compete during

the Showcase of Dance; no medals or awards are given, but teams can gain experience and much more from the event. Professional judges critique each routine, later giving the teams score sheets that can help them work out any issues they may have throughout their dance numbers. Every team also gets the chance to perform in front of a large crowd, eliminating jitters and any nerves before competition season really begins. New members on teams can especially gain from the Showcase of Dance; they can become familiar with a competitive atmosphere

without the pressure of a real competition. A variety of dances were represented, including Pom, Kick, Hip-Hop, and Jazz. Many parents from the Pulaski Dance Team worked at this event all day. Concessions, ticket sales, registration, apparel sale, set-up, and clean-up were all accomplished by the devoted parents of the Pulaski Dance Team. Special

Letters to the Editor

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Community Engagement

Ruhnke- Bondar

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

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Christina L. Ruhnke and Brian E. Bondar

Brian E. Bondar and Christina L. Ruhnke are pleased to announce their engagement. They will be married on April 20, 2011. The wedding will take place at the Polish National Church in Pulaski. Both the bride-to-be and groom-to-be are 2000 graduates of Pulaski High School. The couple plans to reside in Pulaski.

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North Shore Bank Celebrates ‘A Season of Giving’

North Shore Bank announced that its Pulaski branch will hold a variety of activities benefiting local charities during “A Season of Giving” in November and December. Events include a food collection for the Pulaski Community Food Pantry, a toy collection, a clothing drive, and North Shore Bank’s annual holiday bake sale. “This is a wonderful time of year, but it’s also a very challenging time for many people in our community and the organizations that help them,” said Mistine Thomson, manager of North Shore Bank’s branch at 165 N. St. Augustine Street. “We wanted to do something to help people make the holidays brighter for their neighbors here in Pulaski, and we encourage everyone to participate in ‘A Season of Giving.” “A Season of Giving” includes the following: The Pulaski Community Food Pantry Collection, the Toys for Kids Collection, and the “Wrapped in Warmth” Cloth-

ing Drive. North Shore Bank’s Annual Holiday Bake Sale will be held from November 29 through December 3. Proceeds will benefit area charities. Donations of food, clothing, and toys can be dropped off during business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, is one of the strongest banks in the country. It has assets of nearly $1.9 billion and over 50 offices throughout eastern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and the Phoenix, Arizona, area. In addition to Ozaukee County, current Wisconsin branch locations are in metro Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton, Menasha, the Green Bay area, Burlington, Union Grove and Door County. You can also follow North Shore Bank on Facebook and Twitter.

4-H Dairy cattle judging team places second One hundred youth on twenty-five teams from across the USA competed in the Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E) in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 7. The 4-H team from Wisconsin placed second overall and was the third place team for total reasons. The team was also first place in the Jersey breed and fourth place in the Guernsey breed. Team members were Ryan Oleary from Fond Du Lac County, Trent Styczynski from Shawano County, Janelle Remington from Dodge County, and Dane Thompson from Barron County. Individually, Trent Styczynski placed second overall, third in total reasons, first in the Jersey breed, and ninth in the Holstein breed. Ryan O’Leary placed ninth overall, fourth in total reasons, and eighth in the Guernsey breed. Janelle Remington placed sixth in the Jersey breed.

Shantel and Steven Martineau

Shantel Lynae Czech and Steven Roland Martineau were untied in marriage September 11, 2010, at Saint Edward and Isidore Catholic church in Flintville, Wisconsin. Reverend David Kasperek performed the ceremony. A reception was held at The Swan Club in DePere. The Bride is the daughter of Gene and Lynn Czech, Pulaski. Shantel is a 2001 graduate of Pulaski High School and a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. She is employed at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay. The groom is the son of Peter and Connie Martineau, Pulaski. Steven is a 2002 graduate of Pulaski High School. He is em-

The Oconto County T9’s own Association District Unit meeting was held October 21 at the How Town Hall in Suring. Those attending included Mary Lemmen - Unit Secretary and Treasurer; Ron Korzeniewski - Unit Chairman; Elmer Ragen - Unit Vice Chairman; Leland Rymer - Oconto County Board Chairman; and Rick Stadelman - Executive Director, Wisconsin Towns Association.

ployed at McDonalds Lumber Company Inc., Green Bay. Wedding Honor attendants were Matron of Honor Jennifer Sailer, Maid of Honor Jenna Peters and Best Men Shawn Bierhald and Cyle Birschbach. Completing the wedding party were bridesmaids Mallorie Czech, Sarah Martineau, Jessica Gauthier, Stacy Holl, and Megan Prosser. Groomsmen were Jeremy Czech, Jesse Czech, Chris Martineau, Eric Martineau and Donnie Claybaugh. Ushers were Scott Czech and Jay Sheldon. Personal Attendants were Autumn Czech and Molly Dillon. The couple will be honeymooning in the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, in the winter of 2011. They reside in Howard, Wisconsin.

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- December 2, 2010

Strict law enforcement mandated

Judge Robert Bethey, Hon. Donald Zuidmulder, and John Powell Court Administrator stand together after the eighth district municipal judge meeting.

Judge Bethey of the Pulaski Area Municipal Court was the host at the eighth district municipal judge meeting. The meeting was held at the Legends Supper

Club in Howard on September 20. The Honorable Judge Donald Zuidmulder, ninth district chief judge, and John M. Powell, dis-

trict court Administrator, eighth judicial district were the guest speakers. Judge Bethey explained the new Operating Without a License rules that were enforced as of July 1. It is mandatory that first-time offenders with a Blood Alcohol Content over 0.15 or higher have an Ignition Interlock Device. Ignition Interlock Device Court shall order each defendant’s motor vehicle (that has name appearing on that vehicle’s certificate of title or registration) be equipped with an ignition interlock device. Ignition Interlock Device restrictions begin on the date the Department of Transportation issues the offender an operator’s license. Offender must provide proof of insurance (Form SR22) from their insurance company. Judge Bethey said, “First-time Operating Without a License offenders will be paying a higher price in penalties to drive their vehicle.” Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle is for one year. As of July 1, all vehicles owned must have insurance by owner. New rules pertaining to municipal courts become effective January 1, 2011. In January 2011, the courts will be sending data directly to the state on the court proceedings, license suspensions and warrants. A question and answer period followed.

Citizen’s Update CHIEF’S Corner

11/03/2010 3:02 pm - Traffic Accident – Pulaski High School Traffic accident that took place in high school parking lot. Both drivers information was exchanged. No injuries. 11/04/2010 10:16 am - Found Items/Property – Pulaski Middle School Abandoned bikes found in the creek bed on the north side of the Pulaski middle school. DPW assisted officers in their recovery. Bikes were tagged and stored in police evidence locker. 11/04/2010 1:03 pm - Disorderly Conduct – Johnson Street Male/female physical disturbance at residence. Predominant aggressor arrested and transported to jail. Social services also notified

of residential living conditions for children that were present. Arrested: Nathan C. Jordan Age 20 from Pulaski for DVO - Disorderly Conduct. 11/04/2010 4:00 pm - Theft - All Other – Furnitureland Inc. Investigation Continuing.. 11/04/2010 7:22 pm - Welfare Check – Memorial Drive Daughter unable to get a hold of mother by phone, wanted welfare check done. Everything fine, mother called daughter to let her know she was fine. 11/04/2010 8:35 pm - Traffic Citation – Markham Drive Citation issued to a 17 year old female from Krakow for speeding and written warning for no proof of insurance. 11/04/2010 9:30 pm - Traffic Warning - S. Wisconsin Street Verbal warning given to a 46 year old male from Pulaski for failure to stop at stop sign. 11/04/2010 9:50 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive Written warning given to a 37 year old female from Wrightstown for speeding and no proof of insurance.

Wisconsin native animals return By Graham Severson ver since settlers came to E Wisconsin, the native animals that call Wisconsin home have decreased in number. Today, those numbers are rising for many of the animals. Wolves and black bears both have been rare animals in the past to find in Wisconsin, but now they roam the state with stronger numbers. Black bear numbers have been estimated to be as high as 40,000. Because of this increased number, hunting is expected to increase to maintain an appropriate black bear population. Elk have also been increasing in size in the state thanks to a reintroduction effort in 1995. Although the elk population hasn’t reached the goal number of 1,400, the elk population has increased from the 25 that were introduced to 164. One reason for this is because of wild wolves, whose numbers have also increased to 700, have been hunting the elk along with domestic cattle. According to the DNR, 11 elk were killed last year by predators. Because the wolf is federally protected, the possible solutions to limit elk and cattle death from predators are limited. Eventually, when the elk number reaches 200, a hunt with a quota of ten bulls will be in effect. Even the cougar has returned to Wisconsin. In 2008, a cougar sighting was confirmed in the state in Rock County. Since then, there have been four recorded sightings, with the most recent sighting happening last May. The DNR does not believe Wisconsin has a significant population of cougars, but is working on a plan to contain the federally protected cougar. Wild animals are returning to Wisconsin in large numbers. Predator or prey, many native animals to this land that once were rarely seen are now abundant and are changing the vision of the Wisconsin wild.

Maple Grove Countryside 4-H held its annual banquet on November 11 to recognize members for a great year. Pictured are the  outgoing club officers for 2009-2010: Reilly Peterman-Reporter, Kayla Gracyalny-Secretary, Melissa Stiede-Vice President, and Derek Leidel-Treasurer. Andy Peterson isn’t pictured but served as President. He is currently completing his basic training for the Marines.

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Community Announcements FROSTY’S HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS – PULASKI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Pulaski Library. Friday, December 3. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Free hot dogs, pizza, horse drawn hayrides. Santa & Mrs. Santa. Bring donation to the Pulaski Food Pantry. PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL MADRIGAL DINNER – DEC. 3, 4 and 5. Pulaski High School. $20. Call 865-7028 for tickets and info. 6pm dinner. Sunday Dec. 5 – 5 pm dinner. 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. CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED – for local distribution through New Life Community Church. New or clean gently used clothes can be brought to the church office at 450 E. Cedar St., Pulaski (next to Subway) or call 822-7117. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans’ Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals – 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the fall and winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 865-7875. We encourage individuals and groups to tour the museum during this Pulaski Centennial Year. 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. 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. 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. WELCOME HOSTESS:

The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: 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.


CHRISTMAS SINGALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. We will be singing Christmas Carols. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY at American Legion Hall on Wednesday, December 15. Social at 4:30 p.m. and pot luck supper at 5:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken starting after November 29 at 822-8100. Everyone is welcome. ENERGY ASSISTANCE at Pulaski Senior Center on Monday, Jan. 10. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for an appointment. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, December 8, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light super will be served. December’s book is The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. TOUR OF LIGHTS on Thursday, December 9. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 6:00 p.m. to see the lights in Green Bay. Cider and cookies when we return to Pulaski. Cost: $3.00. Call 822-8100 for reservations. MOVIE MONDAY on December 13 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching the “The Santa Claus”. Show start at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. CARDS 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 10:30 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. 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, December 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays December 14 and December 28 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. No sewing on Friday, November 19. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR December 3 -December 17. 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, December 3--- Meatloaf Monday, December 6 — Swedish Meatballs Tuesday, December 7 — BBQ Pork Wednesday, December 8 --Beef Stew Thursday, December 9 ---Mostaccoli Casserole Friday, December 10 — Baked Chicken Monday, December 13 — Turkey Alfredo Tuesday, December 14 --Yankee Pot Roast Wednesday, December 15 — Veal Parmesan Thursday, December 16 --Swiss Steak Friday, December 17 --Salmon Loaf

Oconto County recognizes volunteers

The Oconto County Rural Urban Recognition banquet was held at Romy’s Holiday Inn Supper Club on October 18 at Kelly Lake.   The purpose of the banquet was to thank individuals that have volunteered countless hours making their communities a better place to live.   Honorees must be at least 70 years of age and have lived a good portion of their life in Oconto County.   Oconto County is the only county in the state of Wisconsin that makes this special effort to recognize the volunteer work done by their citizens. Abby Huibregtse, Oconto County Extension Agent, did a very good job as the Master of Ceremonies.  Ken Cisar, president of the committee gave the welcoming address.   Then the Reverend Kevin Kuhn gave the invocations.   After that, everyone enjoyed a delicious chicken and tips meal.   At the conclusion of the meal, Duane Kusell from Spring Valley gave a humorous talk about life on the farm. Ron and Joan Korzeniewski read the Bio’s of the honorees.   They were:  Rose Bowen, Oconto; Donald Buhrandt, Mountain; Joan and Everett Carlson, Gillett; Carol Coopman, Oconto Falls; Leon Czech, Pulaski; Diana and Ken Detrie, Lena; and Karen and Warren Eiseth, Gillett. From the Lakewood area, the nominee was Thomas Gryboski.   Donald and Marlene Jagiello, Lena; Norman Kratz, Oconto Falls; Sherri and  Curtis LaCourt, Oconto; John (Jack) Maas, Oconto; Mavis Neta, Lena; Verna Peterson, Oconto Falls; Dorothy Petka, Morgan; Corinne (Blazek) Roscoe, Suring; Barbara and Clayton Smith; Helen Trever, Suring; Robert (Bud) Wardecki, Pound; and Marlene and Edward Zahn, Oconto. The honorees were presented with a plaque and a corsage.  This was made possible by the generosity of the sponsors. Everyone was in awe of all the many years of volunteer work the honorees contributed to their communities.   The next banquet to honor deserving volunteers will be in October, 2012.

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Poached deer found in southern Oconto County By Cole Motiff and Bryce Egnarski The bodies of dead and decapitated deer were recently found in southern Oconto County in the townships of Little Suamico and Abrams. Wisconsin DNR Conservation Warden Mike Stahl was called upon to respond to the incident. When Stahl arrived in the area in southern Oconto County, he and respondents found the bodies of headless deer. Stahl said, “There were up to nine deer found in the Little Suamico, Abrams area and two more deer towards the Oconto and Marinette county line.” Warden Stahl had a tough time identifying how the animals died, due to the time that they had been laying at the location. Stahl said, “We couldn’t find any obvious signs of how they died, but we do know that the deer were not killed where we found them.” Stahl went on to say that the majority of the deer where bucks. In thirty years of service, Stahl has seen cases like this before. Stahl stated that they had no one in connection to the dead deer, but there is an ongoing investigation. Along with the cases in southern Oconto and Marinette counties, there was a case in which seven deer were recovered at a residence near Pulaski. Stahl encourages anyone with any information to contact the Wisconsin DNR hot-line at 1-800-TIP-WDNR. You may also now text in a tip to the DNR at 847-411. Any other information can be found on the Wisconsin DNR website.

Conservation Warden Mike Stahl examines the body of a headless deer.

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- December 2, 2010

Booyah benefit held for Jarosinski a success

Christmas Cantata to be held at St. John’s By Katie Christopherson For the last 40 years, people have been given a way to celebrate the upcoming holidays with a message of comfort, encouragement, and peace. St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski is inviting the community to join them for their annual Christmas Cantata. A Cantata is a collection of songs, woven together with narration of hope for the holiday. St. John will be celebrating the Christmas Cantata by having two celebrations. The meaningful Christmas experience

will be full of the joy of God’s great gift, the “Child of Hope.” The first Cantata will be on December 18, starting at 4 p.m. with a dinner to follow. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending. The second celebration will take place December 23, at 7 p.m. This celebration will be only music, no food to follow. In addition, this Cantata will be held in memorial of Peg Wolfgram. The Christmas Cantata was her favorite time of the year, she sang in the church choir, and was very upbeat and uplifting.

Local teacher to represent Wisconsin

Leon Bluma, Dave Ahlswede, James Styczynski, Gerry Ahlswede, Jim Gillis, and Bob Kanugh stand at the booyah benefit for Brian Jarosinski.

By Adam Styczynski he Tri-County Firefighters, T Inc., along with the Knights of Columbus, presented a booyah benefit for Brian Jarosinski and his family. The benefit was held on November 18 and November 19 at the Pulaski fire station. It was set up for visitors to either drive through or sit down to receive the booyah. Prices were $10 for half of a gallon and $20 for a full gallon. 165 gallons of booyah were made. Gerry Ahlswede was the head chef in preparing the booyah. It sold rapidly and had very good quality.

“The benefit had a good turnout,” said Officer James Styczynski. Styczynski went on to say, “We would like to thank the community for their support, as well as the Tri- County Firefighters, Inc. and the Knights of Columbus for the prep work and for helping at the sale.” Jarosinski is a Pulaski firefighter and Knights of Columbus member. He was recently hospitalized and had surgery for a heart condition. The benefit will help assist Jarosinski and his family with medical expenses he has incurred due to his health situation.

Chris Larson and Cayden Willems both shot eight-point bucks with bows on November 5th in Sobieski.

Joshua Rusk

Pulaski High School Agriscience Teacher, Joshua K. Rusk, has been selected by his peers of the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) to represent them and the Wiscon-

sin Agricultural Education at the 2010 National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) National Convention as well as at the Association of Career and Technical Educators (ACTE) National Conventions. The two national conventions are held simultaneously in Las Vegas, Nevada, from December 1 to 5. Prior to being selected as a Wisconsin delegate Rusk was elected to the WAAE Board of Directors this past summer at their annual Professional Development Conference held the end of June each year, which is the first time in over 12 years Pulaski has had this honor. Bridgette Neu, WAAE Executive Director, said “To be selected by your peers to serve on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educator’s is truly an honor for the instructor as well as the district they represent and then to be selected as one of a handful of delegates on top of this is an extreme honor. Delegates are assigned to represent our state on various committees and meetings throughout the conventions. Delegates play a vital role in the success of not just the state but also the local agricultural education program.” Rusk’s term on the WAAE Executive Board of Directors is a four year term and then he will be eligible to be elected to serve as State President. Past WAAE President, Jeff Zobeck, had this to say about Rusk and his accomplishment: “I have known Josh for a very long time and he has always been a very valuable member of our Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (W.A.A.E.) professional organization. He does an excellent job of representing our state at the national level as well. Mr. Rusk is passionate about his career and just as passionate about his involvement and leadership roles within agriculture education, FFA, and his other professional organizations.” Rusk is excited for the opportunity to represent Pulaski during his term on the WAAE board as well as at the National level next month. The conventions are a tremendous opportunity to improve professionally through workshops and tours being presented as well as to be able to bring these cutting edge techniques back to the program at Pulaski.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

50th Anniversary

Leonard and Martha (Tyczkowski) Mroczkowski

Leonard and Martha (Tyczkowski) Mroczkowski smile on their wedding day.

Leonard and Martha (Tyczkowski) Mroczkowski celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Lenny and Martha celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on September 17, 1960 at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park, Wisconsin.  The couple has four children:  Joanie (Mark) Hansen, Dennis (Lisa) Mroczkowski, Darlene (Todd) Lent, and Ron (Kelly) Mroczkowski. They also have eight grandchildren: Dana (Matt) Buckoski, Brent Hansen,  Harley Kalmon, Dawn Mroczkowski, Candace and Collin Lent, and  Jolene  and Josh Mroczkowski.  Lenny worked at Carver Boat Corp. in Pulaski for 41 and a half years, retiring in 1999, then helping on the family farm

now owned by son and daughterin-law, Dennis and Lisa Mroczkowski. Martha raised their four children and went to work at Brzezinski’s Grocery Store in Krakow for 13 years.  She left her job to help babysit for  grandchildren. On September 18, 2010, they celebrated with family and friends by having dinner and dancing at Zielinski’s Ballroom  in Pulaski.  Lenny and Martha had  honeymooned in Niagara Falls 50 years ago and went  back to revisit Niagara Falls in October 2010, escorted by  their daughter and son-inlaw, Mark and Joanie Hansen.   Congratulations Mom and Dad!   Love, Your Family

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Pulaski Community School District Student and Parent Guest Wifi Access! On November 29th, 2010 the Pulaski Community School District will begin offering some exciting new services for our students, parents, and community. Beginning at the high school and middle school level, the district will be offering guest wireless access for students to use with their personal devices. Permitted devices include such things as laptops, net-books, iPods, cell phones, Android and Apple based tablets, and e-book readers. The use of these devices at school is intended for instructional use, and will be highly directed by our teachers. Many teachers in the district are already using district owned devices in very innovative ways in their classrooms, and look forward to the additional opportunities that this will provide for their classrooms. This move comes at the direction of the school board who passed a new policy over the summer permitting this type of use for our pupils. In addition to this exciting new policy, the school district is also offering guest wireless access to parents and community members after hours in the school district. This allows for parents who are attending events in the school district buildings after school or on the weekends to stay connected while participating in their children’s activities. It will also provide access for community groups and people attending numerous activities offered in the district by our PACE community outreach program.

Homemade Mittens For Sale

Rolean Wernicke has generously donated her homemade mittens to be sold and the monies to be used for the Pulaski Community Middle School Musical. They can be purchased at Greater Insurance Services located at 141 S. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. For more info: 920-8223335.

School Updates Chemistry and Halloween combine

You can’t learn in school what the world is going to do next year. ~Henry Ford

Boo Bash continues to thrill

Students from the Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band pose for a picture after picking up chairs on November 8 to earn money for the Rose Bowl Parade they will be attending in 2012. They have already started raising money and would appreciate any help with funding for this great event.

Jill Last is a fright, dressed as a noble gas for Chemistween.

By Alexis Krusic This was the fourth year annual “Chemistween” presentation put on by Jeff Gosse, chemistry and advanced placement chemistry teacher. Chemistween is about mixing the fun elements of chemistry with the creepy mindset of Halloween at the same time! Different elements and chemicals are mixed together to create fun experiments for the students to enjoy before heading off on their fall break. This year’s brand new chemistry teacher, Laura Rebman, also helped out. Jill Last, another chemistry teacher in the department, helped out as well. Some experiments this year included an exploding, carved pumpkin, foamy “elephant toothpaste,” a metallic coating mixed on the inside of a glass bottle, and experiments with dry ice. To better the mood, the classroom was decked out in all Halloween house decorations. Fog machines, lights, blow up creatures, “chemistrees,” and cardboard cutouts of eerie creatures also helped set the mood. “The whole atmosphere of the decorated classroom just made the whole presentation come together and more enjoyable,” said Kayla Reinke. To top off the whole presentation, the teachers were dressed up in costumes for this. Gosse was experimenting in a crazed Einstein/ Frankenstein costume, while Rebman was wearing a “cop” outfit that had a symbol of the element copper as CU across her stomach. Also, Last was dressed with a crown, representing a noble gas. This whole idea of Chemistween puts every student in a good mood for the Halloween holiday at school, while learning about certain mixtures and their reactions. “I can’t wait to pop in Mr.Gosse’s classroom next year for another quick peek at Chemistween,” says Cole Motiff. Even some of the school teachers that didn’t have class during the day stopped in to check it out because every hour of Gosse’s classes had the chance to experience Chemistween.

A Lannoye student enjoys one of the many fun games at the annual Boo Bash.

Lannoye PTO sponsored the annual BOO BASH on October 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parents and volunteers transformed Lannoye hallways, gym, cafeteria, Cora’s Cabin, and the entrance to the school with Halloween themed decorations and activities for families to enjoy. Children could play many Halloween themed games, and for every game a child played, they also received a small prize. A DJ also played songs in the gym. Along one side of the gym, “tombstones” of teachers and the principal were part of a themed Halloween cemetery that was also decorated with other artifacts and lights. Cora’s Cabin became the haunted cabin where children and adults went through a haunted maze. In the cafeteria, students and families had pictures taken in costumes, played more games, and individuals could bid on over 60 different themed silent auction items and baskets. PTO members also manned the kitchen where the food was served. A bake sale offered goodies of all kinds. “BOO Bash is an exciting event for students and families,” said Pam Engel, Principal of Lannoye School. “Families look forward to this event every year. Once a family has attended, it usually becomes an annual tradition.” Parent Laura Boyden has led the BOO Bash at Lannoye for several years. The Lannoye PTO Leadership Team includes Laurie Olson, Mark Heck, Cindy Egnarski and Melissa Belongia, who also play a huge role in the organization and follow-through for this event. Many parents are a huge part of this effect. Parents and families, Leo Club students, PCMS students, and former Lannoye students also volunteer to oversee events and activities. Many hours go into the planning, set up, and clean-up for such a large event. “Lannoye School greatly appreciates all the hard work and time that goes into this event,” said Engel. Funds that are raised as part of this event help to fund field trips, students’ activities, and needs at Lannoye. “This is such a fun family event that brings smiles to the faces of the adults and the children.” The event planners would also like to thank the school support staff: the secretary and aides, the custodians and the kitchen staff, the Principal, and the teachers for all of their support for the BOO Bash.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

PHS Band Director D.Thomas Busch, Mariel Carlson, Amy Kawleski, Candice Matuszak, Winona Band Director Dr. Donald Lovejoy, and Jamie Rodgers, standing in the back row, and Adam Morgan, Victoria Busch, Ali Carmichael, Jordann Kaufman, Kimberly Adams, and Jake Herning, sitting in the front row, smile after the or High School Honor Band Concert.

Carrie Wagner’s eighth grade students hold up Pulaski News issues after learning about how taking Pulaski News Composition for Publication classes in high school can keep you up to date with the community.

By Heather Pautz ver the last few years, many O teachers have been recognized by others with the Golden Apple Award. This year, Partners in Education, a program in the Green Bay Chambers of Commerce that presents the Golden Apple Award every year, is now launching the Golden Appleseed Campaign. The Golden Appleseed Campaign kicked off on American Education Week. The Pulaski School District is pleased to have three of our own schools piloting this wonderful program. “Glenbrook Elementary is able to pilot the Golden Appleseed campaign because of Sara Malchow, a first grade teacher in our school district who is a member of the Golden Apple Academy. The academy helped develop this campaign, and Malchow is leading this in our school,” said Mary Connolly, Principal at Glenbrook School. Connolly said, “Sara shared the information with me, and it supports Glenbrook’s vision to strengthen the partnership between parents and school.” This campaign is also being carried through at Sunnyside Elementary School, as well. Mary King, former Golden Apple winner and retired Sunnyside teacher, is now Principal. She said, “Sharon Rehn participates on a steering committee for the Partners in Education Program. Sharon asked if I would be willing to partner with her to bring the Golden Appleseed Project to Sunnyside.” King spoke highly of Rehn. King said, “She is considered our ‘Champion’ and will give feedback to Partners of Education. This information will help Partners of Education make decisions about expanding the program in the future. “ Our third school that is participating with the Golden Appleseed Campaign is Hillcrest School. Principal Jennifer Gracyalny, a Golden Apple Recipient, wanted to highlight the wonders of Hillcrest School. “We have wonderful parents and families at Hillcrest, so I wanted to provide them with the opportunity to be a part of this school-home partnership campaign through Partners in Education.” Principal Gracyalny also wanted to thank many parents and grandparents. She said, “So many of our parents, as well as grandparents, donate many hours to our school, support their children with homework, learning, and much more.” We are so proud of these teachers and these schools for their amazing generosity to the school district, as well as to our wonderful parents and students. None of this could be possible without the help of those people. Thanks also go to the students and parents who donate their time to the efforts of the school district.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Northwestern team wins Battle of the Brains

By Shane Reinhard On November 6, the regional Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest, also known as the Battle of the Brains was held at Northwestern. A Northwestern team solved three problems and finished fourth at the local site, 68th regionally. Members included Toben Archer, a sophomore computer science major from Manson, Iowa; Michael gutsche, a sophomore from Minneapolis majoring in computer science; and Seth Herning, a sophomore computer science major from Pulaski. About 22,000 students from approximately 90 countries are participating in this year’s Battle of the Brains. Huddled around a single computer, teams of three students collaborate to deduce the requirements, design test beds and build software systems that solve complex, real-life problems under the scrutiny of expert judges.

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Assumption B.V.M. Students make School proudly magical music at celebrates Veterans Day Assumption BVM

Some third grade ABVM students practice “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” for their Holiday Concert.

Petty Officer Burdette stands proudly with his children during the Veterans Day Memorial at Assumption B.V.M.

Assumption B.V.M. School students and staff gathered November 11 to honor our vets, support our troups, and pray for our fallen soldiers. Special guest speakers were Sergeant Krystal Morgan, alumnus of Assumption B.V.M. School, and Petty Officer Michael Burdette, a parent of students at Assumption B.V.M. School.

Sergeant Krystal Morgan speaks to Assumption B.V.M. students about honoring vets, supporting the troops, and praying for fallen soldiers.

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By Samantha Brabender and Brooke Lauritzen It’s a busy time in the music class at ABVM, taught by Cindy Ludtke. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the students, specifically third graders, have been able to prepare songs like “Praise and Thanksgiving.” “My favorite thing about music is using the pianos and learning how to play them,” said Allison. Another major part of the time in music class is already being dedicated for the upcoming

Christmas Program at ABVM. The third graders will be performing four songs and get to sing in quartets so each one can be heard. One of the songs is “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree,” where the students get to literally dance around Christmas trees. Another song, “Time to Decorate the Tree,” allows some of the students to play bells in the concert, and some of them get to be dressed up as elves. “The Christmas and spring concerts are the best parts of music class,” said Dylan.

Glenbrook Lannoye grandparents Elementary School visit for “Lunch Days” is reaching out

Two Lannoye students and their guests enjoy the time spent together during the “Grandparent Lunch Days.”

Glenbrook kindergarten students proudly display the turkey decorations that they made while learning the importance of Thanksgiving.

On November 11 and 15, Lannoye Elementary School hosted “Grandparent Lunch Days.” Grandparents, parents, and special family friends were invited to join Lannoye students for a school lunch. Over 100 special adults joined students for lunch on November 11 and about 80 joined students for lunch on November 15. The whole school combines to make this a great experience for families. The custodian, kitchen staff, office staff, teachers, and PTO all are part of making this event work and run smoothly. Sharon Ellner, a special education teacher at Lannoye, coordinated and organized the event this year. Much of the pre-registration for these days took place online this year. On these days the number of school lunch nearly doubled. The work of the food service staff at Lannoye, under the leadership of kitchen manager Mary Demerath, is important

By Sara Brown arb Schullo and Alison B Kessel’s kindergarten classes at Glenbrook Elementary School have been talking about reaching out to help others and how to be thankful for what they have. During class, they read the story Have you Filled a Bucket Today? It is about encouraging positive behavior by being kind and thinking about others. When you do something nice for

to sponsoring these days for Lannoye families and students. Teachers post special displays and/or provide some activities for students to share with their special guests. The Lannoye PTO opened their School Store on these days so that children and their guests could shop for a variety of items. “These are special days that many of our students and families look forward to every year. Children enjoy showing their lunch guests the school and having lunch with the special adults in their lives,” said Pam Engel, Principal at Lannoye School. Mrs. Jackie Coenen’s 5th grade class served in a variety of roles to help out on these days. These jobs include being greeters, helpers, servers, photographers, etc. “This is such a great opportunity for our 5th graders to be leaders and helpes at our school. They did a great job,” said Engel.

someone, they feel good and in return, so do you. They worked together to make turkey centerpieces for the food pantry. When the people came to the pantry to pick up their Thanksgiving meal, they also got a turkey centerpiece that they could decorate their table with. Deb Schneider at the PACE office talked to the students about the pantry when they dropped off the turkeys.

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Career Day Glenbrook School November 18th Students from second grade at Glenbrook School enjoyed a day of learning about different types of careers. Individuals from different businesses volunteered their time to teach the children about what they do. Each of the participating businesses talked to students in groups. Students had the opportunity in some instances to participate and learn about all of the businesses and the different careers. (Please note: not all businesses were photographed.) A special thank you to all that volunteered to make Career Day an excellent learning experience.

Recreational safety warden Jeremy Cords shows students a funny safety video.

Tammy Brzeczkowski teaches kids how Pulaski News works.

Career Day students learning about the Pulaski News.

Students hold the Pulaski News paper after getting knowledge about it at Career Day on November 18.

Glenbrook students after learning about the Pulaski News. One of the things they learned was that the Pulaski News advertisers and subscribers actually help to pay for the expenses incurred with the Pulaski News.

A medical assistant from Prevea Clinic demonstrates how to use a blood pressure cuff.

Dean Dekeyser shows off some of Sound Check’s cool toys.

Second graders hold the Pulaski News after learning and getting tested about it.

Julie Bramschreiber from The Farm Shoppes tells students about her business.

Students visiting the Pulaski News booth learned that a lot of things about the Pulaski News, one of them being that Pulaski High School students write and edit articles, take photos and even layout the newspaper.

Pulaski police officer Jim Tinlin explains how Raider keeps our community drug free.

Raider participated as well in Career Day.

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Thanks to all participants!

Glenda Woldt and Dustin Hoff teach kids how Bay Tek games create their fun arcade games.

Bruce Brzeczkowski of Dynamic Designs smiles for the camera as he assists kids.

Schneider National Carriers Inc. piles kids into a truck for a cool experience.

A production team leader from Nielsen poses with kids at her stand.

Dairy Queen shows students how to use icing to decorate plates, and they give away ice cream as a treat.

Abby gets her temperature taken by a nurse practitioner from Aurora Health Care.

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Pulaski NHS holds induction ceremony

Krista Neerdaels and Isabel Thyne arrange the food for the ceremony.

Pulaski staff members Dan Slowey, Dexter McNabb, Joan Brylski, and John Matzcak stand with Jerry Parins.

By Morgan Prentice The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held at Pulaski High School in the Ripley Performing Arts Auditorium on November 15. Senior National Honor Society President Kevin Simoens began the evening by welcoming and thanking audience members for their attendance. Following Simoens’ introduction, the new members of the National Honor Society entered and took their seats in ceremonial fashion. John Matzcak, Pulaski High School Co-Principal, rose to the podium and gave a short introduction speech and congratulations to the students being inducted. Matzcak then welcomed to the stage guest speaker Jerry Parins, a former captain of Internal Affairs of the Green Bay Police Department and a retired director of Corporate Security of the Green Bay Packers. Parins spoke of the honor and the opportunity that has been given to the new members and the four virtues of the NHS. He emphasized the pride that friends and family members should have for the inductees’ accomplishments. Inductee Devin Hynes said, “Dr. Coates’ speech was truly and deeply inspiring, and it made me want to dedicate more time to the community.” Following Parins’ speech, four senior NHS officers delivered speeches on the same four virtues upheld by the National Honor Society. Cassie Zahn, Kayla LaPlante, Justan Kaur, and Laura Becker explained character, leadership, scholarship, and service. Following Becker’s speech, Brooke Lauritzen, a senior inductee, began the induction ceremony by introducing the senior officers. Each officer then passed his or her candle to the newly-elected junior officer. The junior officers are President Weston Banker, Vicepresident Haley Miller, Treasurer Hannah Kestly, Secretary Laura Juszczyk, and Reporter Joe Lhuillier. After handing off the candles, the new members walked on stage while Smithback introduced them; coordinator and advisor Joan Brylski congratulated them and handed each a candle to light,

a symbol of admittance into the National Honor Society. The 2010 NHS inductees included seniors Jacob Abegglan, Kaci Hoverson, Laura Kirby, and Brooke Lauritzen. The inductees also included juniors Kimberly Adams, Weston Banker, Luke Baranczyk, Erik Beckman, Emme Bertler, Alison Blackford, Clarissa Blodgett, Emma Brudnicki, Ashley Burkel, Mariel Carlson, Ali Carmichael, Reanne Castner, Megan Coenen, Theresa Cooley, Kendall Doersch, Megan Dooley, Savanha Drew, Kevin Dunford, Alecia Erdmann, Michael Fleming, Brennan Gille, Sadi Gracyalny, Logan Hansen, Elissa Harter, Brandon Hendzel, Jenna Herkert, Rachel Hickson, Rachel Huben, Alyssa Huxford, Brett Jansen, McKenna Jensen, Laura Juszcyzyk, Grace Kaiser, Natalie Kaiser, Kaira Kamke, Amy Kawleski, Michael Kennedy, Hannah Kestly, Trevor Lardinois, Joe Lhuillier, Paige Lightner, Brock Manning, Daniel Mellenthin, Haley Miller, Erika Monette, Mackenzie Nickerson, Raegan Niemela, Briane Prentice, Alli Reed, Nick Reed, Alyssa Rentmeester, Kristin Richards, Michael Richter, Rachel Roth, Anthony Sarvello, Michael Schreder, Nicholas Schumacher, Samuel Schwartz, Amanda Simmons, Erin Skalitzky, Megan Stephanie, Jacob Syndergaard, Adam Tisch, Cassie Toellner, Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, Zach Wech, Mackenzie Wozniak. Concluding the evening, the inductees recited the NHS pledge and proceeded off the stage with their lit candles. After the ceremony, friends and family were welcome to stay, socialize, and enjoy the desserts and refreshments prepared by Liz Moehr’s culinary arts classes.

Senior Officers Laura Becker, Cassie Zahn, Kevin Simoens, Justan Kaur, and Kayla LaPlante stand with guest speaker Jerry Parins.

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Garret Borley received the Junior Achievement Award on October 24 at the 4-H experience banquet at Bonduel High School. Garret Borley is a member of the Country Korner 4-H Club.

Regular School Board Meeting

November 3, 2010 Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 P.M. Official Minutes Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education CALL TO ORDER Board Treasurer McKeefry called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the library at the Pulaski High School.w PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen Board members absent: Mark Wernicke, Cindy Hendricks, Donsia Strong Hill Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Amy Uelmen, Erik Olson, Jerad Marsh Guests attending: Beth Babik, Tracy Sundstrom, Tammy Lipsey, Maureen Marolinic, Mary Walkenhorst, Staci Karcz, Jennifer Steichen, Ellen Melberg, Heidi Richard, Mike Richard, Pete Liss, Deb Schneider, Marcee Gohr, Teresa Wargo, Molly Suehs, Jane Hinderman, Amy Wright CITIZENS’ FORUM The following parents shared concerns they had about the 5th grade classes at Glenbrook: Tammy Lipsey, Ellen Melberg, Mary Walkenhorst, Jennifer Steichen, Staci Karcz and Heidi Richard. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- WSPRA conference tomorrow SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Dr. Lightner talked about elections and how the budget will be tighter next year. Jenny Gracyalny and Darlene Godfrey will chair a World Language Task Force, and will give a report in March. 3. PAY BILLS Townsend moved, Rasmussen seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Denzer moved, Rasmussen seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on October 20, 2010. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – None CLASS SIZE GUIDELINES – Dr. Lightner shared that currently Glenbrook has 31 students in the high math / reading class and Sunnyside has 29 students in the high math / reading class. Having those class sizes stymies the potential of those students. Fortunately, we have part time staff in each building that could have time added to their contracts to help reduce the size of the classes in reading and math at fifth grade in Glenbrook and Sunnyside. We would have those classes split into a fourth section beginning Monday, November 8. Funds would come from the Federal money given to the district to create or save educational jobs. OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIP Townsend moved Rasmussen seconded to approve the middle school choir field trip to Chicago, Illinois in May, 2011. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. TARGETED STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK / REFERENDUM PLANNING PROCESS – Dr. Lightner shared the feedback that he received from the targeted stakeholder meetings. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (a&f) for the purpose of conducting an expulsion hearing and student discipline matter as per Wisconsin Statue Section 120.13(1)(c) OPEN SESSION McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to reconvene into open session. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Rasmussen moved, Townsend seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:07 P.M. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

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Sports Season preview: boys basketball

What is your season outlook? Coach Dave Shaw We are enthused and excited about the upcoming season. Head coach: Dave Shaw We have an excellent group of What is your season outlook? hard working wrestlers returnWe have a young and inexpe- ing, many have varsity wrestling rienced roster, but we also have experience. We see many of our kids who are good people, who underclassmen putting thembelieve in each other and who will selves in a position to break into work hard to improve everyday.  the varsity line-up. Our incoming That makes for an exciting envi- freshmen have the right attitude ronment and a fun team to coach. and have no fear of hard work. Who are the closest competiWho are the closest competitive teams?  tive teams? Our conference is very comIn the FRCC Green Bay petitive.  De Pere seems to have Preble/East will continue to chalset itself on top right now, but I lenge. Manitowoc has a solid think anybody can beat anybody crew returning. Bay Port and on any given night and you’ll Ashwaubenon are always meanhave to play your best basketball ingful rivalry matches. Outside to get wins in the league. the conference, we will face LuxHow many returning seniors emburg-Casco and Kaukauna at are there?  some point in the season. HortonOne, Jake Kolinski ville’s program is really coming Who do you expect to be on, and we’ll face them in a dual team stand outs?  the first week of competition. We I expect all of our players to square off against Seymour in our contribute to our improvement first match on December and success as a team. There’s always something at What are you looking stake between the Seymour and forward to most this season?  Pulaski wrestling communities The band pumping, the striped when the whistle blows. warm up pants, the gym packed, How many returning seniors and Pulaski ahead on the score- are there? board at the end of the game. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event?  Our team enjoys spaghetti dinners, taking in a UWGB game, a Christmas party, and a bowling night.  It’s fun to be with the team outside of school and off the practice floor. If the team captains have been picked already, who are they?  Captains have not been determined at this time.

By Brooke Lauritzen Three Pulaski swimmers/ divers recently competed at state down in Madison for division one. Stephanie Paape placed 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke, while Katelyn DeStarkey finished 15th in the 50-yard freestyle event. Also, Kelsey Shadick took 18th place in diving. Great season ladies!

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Wrestling season preview with Coach Terry Manning

Coach Terry Manning

Girls Raider swimmers/ divers compete state

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. ~Mike Singletary

Eight: Skyler Adamski, Derek Anderson, Shane Reinhard, Tyler Rusch, Shea Sikes, Rob Sobieck, Nevada Skenandore, and Ben Theim. Who do you expect to be team stand outs? We expect anyone and everyone to be standouts. Obviously when you have a returning state qualifier like Nevada Skenandore, it’s easy to get excited about his senior season. Jacob Syndergaard was a nanosecond from making it to state last year. Dan Irwin wrestled for the Wisconsin National team last summer. Many team members have the potential to have a break-out season. What are you looking forward to most this season? We said goodbye to a great group of seniors last year. The wrestling class of 2010 left their mark by winning the conference title and posting the most dual meet victories in a single season by any Pulaski Wrestling team ever. We are excited to see what this year’s team will do to stake their claim on Pulaski Wrestling history. This is a group that has great potential if they’re hungry. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example, training or a team event? Yes, we are hosting the first ever Red Raider Duals on December 4. We also have a few new training wrinkles that we plan to incorporate…but we’re not going to let our secrets out right now! If there are team captains picked already, who are they? We do not have team captains selected at this time. Each of our seniors will be called upon to lead this team throughout the season. Two seniors in particular displayed excellent leadership characteristics during our summer Team Nights: Shane Reinhard and Rob Sobieck.

Pulaski Wrestlers who have competed at the USA Pre-Season Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa, are Jessika Rottier, Kasey Caelwaerts (front row) and Anthony Rottier, Alex Caelwaerts, and Jay Steinbrecher (back row).

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Season preview boys hockey with Head Coach Stoer

Boys Swimming Season Preview with Coach Graettinger

Paape joins UNI Panther Womens Swim Team

Coach Erik Olsen proudly sits with swimmer Stephanie Paape, as she signs to swim with the University of Northern Iowa Womens Swim team for the fall of 2011.

Coach Matt Stoer

What is your season outlook? This is the first year the FRCC is having a hockey conference. The FRCC teams include Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Notre Dame, Sheboygan, and Shawano/ Pulaski. The teams in this conference are all extremely competitive. Pulaski will be co-oping with Shawano, Bonduel, and Clintonville for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. This will be a fairly young and unproven team. Who are the closest competitive teams? Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, De Pere, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Notre Dame, Sheboygan How many returning seniors are there? There are no returning seniors from Pulaski. Who do you expect to be team stand outs? I expect each player will have a unique talent that will contribute to this team. What are you looking forward to most this season? I’m looking forward to help promote and grow the sport of hockey in the Pulaski School District. Hockey is a growing sport that not too many people know about. I look forward to helping our kids grow as skaters on and off the ice. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event? We already have had a team building activity held in October. We also conducted dry-land training, as well as Power skating sessions and Captain’s practice. If there are team captains picked already, who are they? No captains have been selected yet.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coach Keely Graettinger

What is your season outlook? We have many returning swimmers this season. There seems to be a lot of leadership, which leads me to believe we have a good outlook. Who are the closest competitive teams? Bay Port and Ashwaubenon are packed with depth and talent. These teams will be who the FRCC Conference will be chasing. How many returning seniors are there? This information is unknown at this point. Who do you expect to be team stand outs? In this sport, anyone at anytime can become a team standout. This team is inexperienced but full of potential. What are you looking forward to most this season? I am most looking forward to seeing the swimmers improve over the course of the season. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event? Yes, I am going to implement something called “Iron Raider.” It is a series of our most difficult sets. Each swimmer will earn points based on his performance on those sets. The winner will get his name on a plaque and posted in the pool area for all to see! If there are team captains picked already, who are they? Not yet, we are waiting to see who exhibits the most leadership in the first few weeks of practice and then the team will decide.

Stephanie Paape of Little Suamico recently signed to join the University of Northern Iowa Womens Swim Team. Currently a senior at Pulaski High School, Paape is a highly motivated, selfdirected athlete scholar. She has earned the opportunity to compete in the YMCA Nationals and High School State Meet for the past two years. At the Madison State State meet on November 13, Paape placed 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke. In addition to MVP recognition, Stephanie has earned All Conference honors in each of the last two years and has broken her own conference record as well as multiple pool records in the 100 breaststroke. “Despite the challenge of swim practices, I love the physical and mental benefits. As a college swim team member, I believe I can offer strong sportsmanship, encouragement, enthusiasm, commitment, and the value of a strong work ethic. It is my goal to earn the opportunity as a freshman to swim in meets. I value the synergy of teamwork and appreciate the hard work that each team member puts forward to accomplish individual and team

goals. My immense competitive drive adds to my enjoyment of working with a team,” said Paape. “My parents have raised me to appreciate the value of education. I am a member of the National Honor Society, and as a junior, was selected as my high school’s Badger Girl delegate by demonstrating leadership, character, cooperation, scholarship, and extra-curricular participation. As a result, I attended an intense statewide week-long program on Americanism, democracy, government, patriotism, and citizenship through hands-on activities, meetings, and ceremonies. This was truly a life-changing learning experience,” she continued. “My goal is to carry the benefits of hard work and scholarship through to my professional career. As I stepped on the University of Northern Iowa campus, I knew my goals would be met through the bio-medical program, athletic facilities and great swim coach, Stacey Simmer. My decision was confirmed as I visited other colleges and did not find any other with the same services, facilities or college pride. I am proud to become an UNI Panther,”

Hofa Park gets a new look

Hofa Park has a new retaining wall.

By Luke Zablocki, Josh Sendra, and Skyler Adamski Krumrai Memorial Field, named after Donald Krumrai, has been around for 100 years. Dale Krumrai, son of Donald, has been the manager of the Hofa Park Baseball team and field

since 1990. “Since I took over, I like to make a couple improvements every few years,” said Krumrai. Since he took over, Krumrai has added a grass infield, concession stand, scoreboard, backstop, and now the retaining wall.

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“We made the retaining wall to not only level out the field but to make the field look nicer,” said Krumrai. Krumrai also planted seven trees to create more of a park atmosphere. Many hours of volunteer work were done between September 15 and October 9 to finish the wall. Donations from Pulaski Auto Parts, Krumrai Chiropractor, Excel Patterns, JR Welding, and Performance Auto Body made it possible to make these renovations to the Hofa Park baseball field. Krumrai would like to thank these sponsors and Maroszek Excavating, Jon Berna Construction, McKeefry & Son, and all the players and families that helped out.

Girls Basketball Season Preview with Coach Doell

Coach Jim Doell

What is your season outlook? The season looks promising for the Pulaski Red Raiders Girls Basketball Team. We look to compete at a high level this year. Returning are four starters from last year’s conference championship team. Who are the closest competitive teams? Top teams in the conference, besides our team, would be De Pere and Preble. How many returning seniors are there? There are six returning seniors: Laura Szela, Brittni Wirtz, Brooke Lauritzen, Brianna Bliese, Tasha Giese, and Samantha Brabender. Who do you expect to be team stand outs? We look to our seniors to provide leadership. What are you looking forward to most this season? I am looking forward to seeing the skills the girls worked hard on during the summer transfer into practice and games. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event? There is not anything planned yet for new team events. If there are team captains picked already, who are they? We have not picked our team captains yet.

Kasey Caelwaerts won Champion at the Pre-Season Nationals.

Business Holiday Happenings Week set at Dynamic Designs December 6th – 11th

One of the busiest times of the year for a local company, Dynamic Designs sets aside time for the community in an effort to keep the Christmas Spirit alive. December 6 through December 11, Dynamic Designs will host their annual “Holiday Happenings at Dynamic Designs.” Dynamic Designs invites the community, businesses, and organizations to visit and shop all week long at the store. Each day, there will be in-store specials, free treats and refreshments, free laminating, holiday music, and a special appearance by “Concertina Elfe” and his sidekick, playing live music on the concertina. As a finale, on December 11, children are invited to visit with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Photos will also be taken with Santa and emailed to parents at request for free. With every purchase, individuals will receive a “Never a Dull Moment” wall calendar, compliments of Dynamic Designs. Individuals can also sign up to win Dynamic Designs gift certificates as well. As a part of helping the local

economy, individuals can donate to the Pulaski Food Pantry by offering a canned good item or monetary gift, and Dynamic Designs will gift bag your purchases at no charge. “It’s always a crazy time of year for us at Dynamic Designs,” said Tammy Brzeczkowski coowner of Dynamic Designs. “We make every effort to complete each order in time for Christmas. You’ll see the lights on late at night. We work like elves at this time of year,” said Brzeczkowski. Dynamic Designs has a wide variety of Pulaski and Red Raider apparel and souvenirs, baby gifts, polish items, quilts and much more, all of which can be personalized right at the company. New items that will be available for this holiday season are exclusive Red Raider stamped jewelry and stadium seats, robes and slippers, towels and wine bags that can be purchased and personalized. For more information on Dynamic Designs check out the website;

Customers shop at Carrot Tree during the open house on November 19.

All lasting business is built on friendship. ~Alfred A. Montapert

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nowak opens J. Lee Home Décor By Kalli Seglund and Jordan Stiede Jamie Lee Nowak is opening a home décor store in De Pere on December 3. Nowak is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski High School and went on to earn her degree in Elementary Education at UWGB. However, she soon realized she needed to pursue her dream focusing on creativity—home décor. J. Lee Home Décor has an eclectic style: modern, industrial, urban, traditional, and vintage. The store carries baby/ child décor, pet accessories, and other eclectic accents such as lamps, holiday decorations, wall art, and more. In addition, J. Lee offers gift baskets and gift registry. Nowak’s younger brother Jason will also be helping provide homemade desserts that will be sold in the store. Nowak chose this specific location on George Street in De Pere due to the history of the building which helps create a warm and welcoming environment. Also, the surrounding businesses share the appreciation Nowak takes in art and home décor. J. Lee’s mission statement is to provide an eclectic emporium to valued customers who can find themselves in the comfort of their inspiration. We strive to bring our customers unique products and services that meet their needs. Our distinctive home decor allows customers the opportunity to remain true to themselves as they explore the guilty pleasures of their style. Nowak said, “I am enjoying this endeavor, and look forward to J. Lee’s future success!” The grand opening for J. Lee’s Home Décor will be held December 3 and 4 at 421 George Street, Suite 102 in De Pere. The entire block will have free carriage rides and each business is creating its own special or promotion. Specifically, J. Lee’s Home Décor will have apple cider, some of Jason’s Creations, and a store giveaway!

New business to service Pulaski area

Krisy and Jen, employees of the Carrot Tree, stand together during the annual open house event.

By Adam Styczynski wwww0wweand Jared Kuczer Christopher Healy is the owner and operator of Mobile Welding and Repair in Abrams, Wisconsin. Healy now services the Pulaski area. These services include, but are not limited to, construction, industrial and farm repair, welding and fabrication, and hard surfacing. Healy’s business specializes in all types of welding and general repairs. Healy started his business because, as he said, “The Pulaski area is in need of mobile repairs shops, and this is a good opportunity.” Healy also does in-shop fabrication and raw material sales. Call 24/7 for service at (920) 676-5915 or at (920) 826-5915. You can also e-mail Healy at

J. Lee Home Décor decorated to help you celebrate Christmas.

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Lori Stephan

By Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc. Broker/ Owner since 1999 ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI With the holidays quickly approaching, I ask you to take a pledge this year to support the small businesses you love: those shops, restaurants and service companies that are the heartbeat of our Pulaski community and local economy. Please reinvest our money close to home and have a safe and prosperous new year. For all your real estate needs, please do not hesitate to contact me at (920) 246-3000. Sincerely, Lori Stephan COUNTRY PRIDE REALTY, Inc. Make a referral and make a difference!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Protect your finances during holiday travel

Karen Welcing

The holiday season is just around the corner, meaning family and friends will soon jump into cars, trains, planes, and more, in order to spend time with their loved ones. “The holiday season is a happy and joyous time for many people, but it’s also a time when people are increasingly susceptible to theft and fraud,” said Karen Welcing, Branch Manager for Citizens Bank-Pulaski. Welcing said, “Travelers are often targeted because they tend to carry large amounts of cash and are unfamiliar with their surroundings.” Welcing suggests taking the following precautions when traveling: Spread the wealth. Stash cash or credit cards in different locations so you have other options to access funds if you were ever robbed, pick pocketed or just plain misplaced your wallet while out of town. Bring plastic. Carrying a credit card is safer than carrying large amounts of cash and will save you the hassle of converting currencies if you are traveling to a foreign country. If you have a credit card stolen or misplaced, you can easily cancel the card and dispute any charges made to the card that are not yours. Commu-

nicate with your bank and credit card companies. Make sure to let your credit card companies and bank know that you’ll be traveling. Many credit cards now come with fraud protection. If a purchase is made with your credit card, one day, in your hometown, but then in another state the next, your card could be flagged as possible fraud and frozen. Plus, by letting your bank know, they can pay close attention to account activity for you. Use online banking. Online banking is one of the easiest ways to keep track of your finances while traveling.  If your credit or debit card is stolen while you’re out of town, online banking gives you the option to check for fraudulent charges almost immediately instead of waiting for your next statement to arrive to your inbox or in the mail. If you do suspect that your account information has been tampered with, make sure you use a secure Internet access point and you call your bank immediately. Keep phone numbers. Have the phone numbers for your financial institutions with you when traveling and stored separately from your credit and debit cards.  Customer service numbers are listed on the back of your cards and in most cases can be called 24 hours a day to cancel a card if you suspect it has been stolen. Traveling for the holidays can be a fun and memorable experience as long as you take the proper precautions to keep your financial information safe. “Financial theft and identity theft are serious matters and can take days, weeks, or even years to overcome,” said Welcing. Welcing also said, “If you’re planning to travel over the holiday

season and feel unsure about your financial safety, contact your local banker for more tips on how to protect yourself.” Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc. is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of commercial, consumer, mortgage banking, trust and financial planning services to a broad client base. Citizens serves communities are in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin with 218 offices and 253 ATMs. Citizens is the largest bank-holding company headquartered in Michigan with roots dating back to 1871, and it is the 49th largest bank-holding company headquartered in the United States.  More information about Citizens is available at 

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Proudly accepting the Ethics in Business Award are MCL representatives Andy Colwitz, Michelle Kelsey, Matt Connell, Scott Hanstedt, Carl Treankler, Gary Lofquist, Kristin Suchalla, Sabrina Schwietzer, Pamela Krumrei, and Terry Hanstedt.

MCL Industries wins Business Award By Kalli Seglund and Jordan Stiede MCL Industries won the third annual Ethics in Business Award. MCL is located in Pulaski and is a manufacturer of electrical control systems and mechanical assemblies for heavy duty vehicle manufactures. MCL continuously donates 10 percent of every dollar of pre-tax profit to projects and organizations in the area. Also, the company takes pride in the involvement their employees take within the community. Additionally, MCL provides leadership training to all employees to

help recognize each individual’s talent. MCL not only believes in the success of their employees, but also the partnership between customers, suppliers, and itself. Because of this, they have developed long-term relationships with their customers and partners. Most importantly, MCL considers employees, the community, and long-term benefits to the community more essential than money if a problem were to develop. The Ethics in Business Award was based on the six pillars of character, which include trustworthiness, respect, responsibil-

ity, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Trustworthiness is based on honesty, being reliable, building a good reputation, and being loyal. Follow the Golden Rule, being tolerant, and having good manners regards respect. Responsibility consists of perseverance, always doing your best, and thinking before you act. Being open-minded is the key factor in fairness. Expressing gratitude and being kind is the pillar of caring. Lastly, the pillar citizenship includes cooperation and obeying laws and rules.

Births and Deaths Births

November 10, 2010 Williquette, Ella Pulaski, daughter November 11, 2010 Wright, Amy and Jason Howard, daughter November 15, 2010 Cizman, Carrie and Steve Krakow, son November 19, 2010 Weis, Mary Beth and Charles Pulaski, daughter November 24, 2010 Chaudoir-Lison, Rachel, and Peters, Glen Sobieski, daughter


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Sobieski, Felix J. “Phil” Felix J. “Phil” Sobieski, 81, Pulaski, died peacefully the evening of November 26, 2010, at Sharpe Care in Oconto Falls. The son of Michael and Anna (Lopata) Sobieski was born on April 30, 1929, in Abrams. He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a founding member of the PLAV, Post #178 Krakow, and had served as the Post Commander, Vice Post Commander, and Chaplain for many years. He married Theresa Wilinski in September of 1950, and she preceded him in death on September 16, 1980. On July 11, 1981, he married Bernadine (Kaczmarowski) Lasecki at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. The couple enjoyed 29 years of a happy marriage. Phil was a member of Assumption B.V. M. Parish in Pulaski, where he served as an usher and had been a member and past President of the Holy Name Society. He had been employed at Spancrete in Green Bay until his retirement and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #75, Green Bay. He played the accordion and had his own polka band,

The Playboys Polka Band. Bernadine enjoyed the times when Phil would play and sing “Lilies in the Moonlight” for her. The couple also enjoyed dancing. He was a loving husband and stepfather. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren adored him. Phil is survived by his wife, Bernadine; his step-children, Marilyn (Kevin) Sampo, Pulaski; Gary (Ruth) Lasecki, Oconto Falls; Joan (Anthony) Babik, Sobieski; Cheryl (Tom) DeLeeuw, Gresham. He is further survived by 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Anna Abramski, Milwaukee; Regina Browarski, Milwaukee; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Sobieski, Franklin; Irene Sobieski, Milwaukee; Irene Sobieski, Abrams; Bernadine’s family, other relatives and many friends. Phil was preceded in death by his first wife, Theresa; an infant stepdaughter, Janice Lasecki; an infant grandson, Steven Lasecki; five brothers, Casimir, Stanley, Michael, Edward (Julie) and Joseph Sobieski; six sisters, Helen (Sylvester) Popka, Eva Sobieski, Mary (Frank) Dombrowski, Irene (John) Kurtz, Laura (Clair) Wright, and Stella (Richard) Montey.

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Randy; four daughters, Amanda Schmidt, Green Bay; Danielle Schmidt, at home; Alexandria Schmidt, Green Bay; and Vanessa Wirtz, at home; and a grandson, Dawson. She is further survived by one brother and three sisters, Brenda (Kelvin) Hockstock, Sobieski; Becky (Myron) Stepanek, Casco; Bobbi Jo (Tom) Englebert, Casco; Bernard (Janet) Lumaye, Kewaunee, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Mardell Wirtz, Sobieski, her sister-in-law, Annette (Jon) Dartt, Indianapolis, IN; two brothers-in-law, Danny (Brenda) Wirtz, Sobieski; David Wirtz, Oconto Falls; “greatgrandma” Eleanor Wirtz, Oconto Falls; her best friends, Mark and Jackie Burkel, Sobieski; many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Betty Wirtz, 47, Sobieski, died unexpectedly on November 27, 2010, at a Green Bay hospital due to a brain aneurysm. The daughter of the late Bernard and Beverly (Arendt) Lumaye was born November 13, 1963, in Rosiere and was a 1982 graduate of LuxemburgCasco High School, and completed cosmetology school. Betty had been employed at Carver (Marquis) Yacht in Pulaski for many years, where she met her husband, Randy Wirtz. The couple was married on September 6, 2003, at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Sobieski. For the past year and a half, she had been at MCL Industries in Pulaski. She loved horses and other animals, and groomed dogs as a hobby. Betty loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. She was a very generous person and was very involved in charity work. She never forgot a birthday; everybody got a card, a phone call, or a gift. Betty was a social butterfly and enjoyed getting together with family and friends. Survivors include her husband,

offer me this post. The people of Wisconsin have sent a clear message that they want Wisconsin’s fiscal house in order.  I look forward to accomplishing this goal.” “During the economic downturn, families all across Wisconsin have made hard decisions to balance their own family budgets,” Fitzgerald said.  “They expect the state to balance its budget in the same way.  I am confident that with his experience as a small business owner Representative Nygren can bring this type of fiscal responsibility to the Joint Committee on Finance.” Representative Nygren was originally elected to the Assembly in 2006.  Prior to being elected, John operated a small business for nearly two decades and currently owns a financial consulting firm in Marinette, Wisconsin.  Nygren represents the 89th district, which includes portions of Marinette, Oconto, Brown, and Shawano Counties.

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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.

Wirtz, Betty

Nygren selected to serve on powerful finance committee Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) was appointed today to serve on the 2011-12 Wisconsin State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. Speaker-Elect Jeff Fitzgerald (RHoricon) chose John to be one of six Assembly Republicans to serve on the sixteen member committee. “I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance,” Nygren said.  “This committee faces a difficult task of balancing a state budget with a structural deficit approaching $3 billion.  The job is humbling, but I am excited for the opportunity to serve and to meet this challenge head on.” “I have owned or operated a small business for over three decades and will bring this valuable job creating experience to the committee,” Nygren said.  “Serving on the Joint Committee on Finance is a great opportunity and I appreciate the Assembly Speaker-Elect’s willingness to

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Howard Thurman

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 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phillip Geiger. (715) 758-2275

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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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NOVENA NOVENA PRAYERS TO OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS – Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought they intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful; O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen. Our Father. Hail Mary. Our Lady of the Snows, pray for us. St. Joseph,pray for us. St. Therese, Patroness of the Missions, pray for us. Glory be to the Father. Thank you for favors granted. Publish 3 times. MTJ.

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~Socrates

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PCMS holds Veterans Day presentation By Ashlynn Van Toll n November 11, Rolling O Thunder, which includes ex-military personal who specialize in honoring and assisting veterans, and their families made a presentation at Pulaski Community Middle Schoo. Eighth graders and locals of Pulaski enjoyed the Veterans Day presentation. The president of Rolling Thunder, Michael Edwards, who is a Vietnam Veteran, talked about the importance of being proud of Pulaski’s patriotic community. Before Rolling Thunder started talking, some of the Veterans took Ben Wolf “prisoner.” They bound his hands behind his back with a piece of bamboo. Then they put him down on his knees, and put a manmade, bamboo cage on top of him. He was “assigned” to stay there for the whole presentation. The Rolling Thunder does these presentations because they believe in sending a message to families about being patriotic. The honor guard consists of five veterans: John Hoes, Bob Notz, MaryLou Harris, Michael Edwards, and Greg Wagnitz. A round table was set to show the ever-lasting concern for those who have yet to come home. The empty chair signifies those who aren’t here, though we hope for their return. A white tablecloth was placed on the table to represent purity and the willingness to answer our country’s call-to-arms so that our country can remain free. The table was set for only one to represent a symbol of frailty of one against all his oppressors. An inverted wine glass was placed on the table to stand for the fact that they aren’t here to toast with us. Then a candle with a black ribbon was placed on the table to remind us of the light of hope and remind us of those who will never come home. A single rose was placed on the table to signify the loved ones and families who keep faith that the POW’s will someday return. A slice of lemon was put on a plate to remind us of the bitter fate if we don’t bring them home. Salt signifies all the families’ tears as they wait and remember MIA soldiers. The Bible on the table represents strength achieved from faith. A faded picture stands for a reminder to families that they are loved and missed very much. The lighting of the candle signifies the outward reach of their unequal spirit. The president, Michael Edwards, had a personal challenge for the eighth graders; be the one who remembers. After the speech about the table and all that it signifies, the Rolling Thunder demonstrated what each fold of the flag meant for a funeral. After the flag was folded twelve times, it was presented to the gold star mother (a mother who has lost a son/daughter in the line of duty). Finally, after the presentation was nearing the end, the “prisoner” was released. He was unbound and when he tried to stand up on his own he fell back down. Wolf was only “tied” up for 55 minutes, it is nothing compared to what POW’s have had to endure, and many have.

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Marine Corpsmen and Rolling Thunder Honor Guard recognize veterans.

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The Rolling Thunder presents the table that personifies the hopes that the MIA/ POW will return.

By Tim Frisch Dairy Queen hosted Rolling Thunder, on November 11, in order to bring awareness to POW/ MIAs at a family fun night, full of games. Mary Jo Royer, co-owner of Dairy Queen Chill & Grill, has proudly hosted the Rolling Thunder for a number of years now. Furthermore, DQ is excited for future endeavors with Rolling Thunders. The POW/MIA group, Rolling Thunder, has been raising awareness for veterans lost in war, since 1987. Earlier that day, they had presented to the eighth grade class of Pulaski Community Middle School. When arriving at Dairy Queen, Rolling Thunder began out with a somber speech. This The Rolling Thunder Honor Guard members Gary Wagnitz, Larry Phillips, Mary Lou Harris, and John Hoes salute our American Flag.

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speech reminded the attendees to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom, and are still giving their lives for our freedom. The Rolling Thunder Ceremony undertakers were Gary Wagnitz, Bob Notz, John Hoes, Larry Phillips, and Mary Lou Harris. They commenced the table ceremony, in which several items, including a bible, candle, and an empty chair, personified the missing POW/MIAs. This ceremony was followed by an honorable moment of silence, and a heart-wrenching end. A personal challenge was issued to all who heard the ceremony to remember those who fought for your freedom and to be the one who remembers.

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N3105 Cedar Road Ben Wolf was taken “prisoner” by the Rolling Thunder to demonstrate to the eighth graders how difficult it is to be a POW.


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