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~ Commemorative Issue~ PULASKI, WISCONSIN




Polka Town wins first gold in Madison

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by Steven Seamandel The Pulaski boys basketball team treated their trip to the WIAA State Tournament in Madison as a business trip. It’s safe to say that business is clearly booming. The boys, after defeating the defending state champions Onalaska Hilltoppers in the state semifinals, faced off against a quick Wisconsin Lutheran team during the Division 2 State Championship game. Through patient offensive schemes and pesky defensive maneuvers, the Pulaski boys were crowned Division 2 champions on March 9 at the Kohl Center in Madison after a 48-40 victory against Wisconsin

Lutheran. Both games were close affairs. Pulaski enjoyed a lead for most of the game against Onalaska. The team started off tight, but loosened up after sinking a few three-point baskets which claimed the early lead. Pulaski boasted a 10-point lead during the third quarter thanks to sharp 3-point shooting, and withheld a run by Onalaska that briefly relinquished the lead during the third quarter. However, Pulaski was able to rebound with a run of their own to start the fourth quarter, regained the lead, and never looked back. Pulaski coach Dave Shaw and his continued on page 8

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REFERENDUM: APRIL 2nd Inside Page 4: •Questions 3 & 4 explained •Governor Walker freezes state education budget • A pool-less Pulaski?

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-Thursday, March 21, 2013

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I returned to Pulaski last fall because I remembered what a kind community this is. I am saddened to report that today on my way out of the Post Office an older man intentionally spit on my car.  Maybe he didn’t like how I parked or where I parked or maybe he just didn’t like my car.  The reason is irrelevant and this behavior is uncharacteristic of Pulaski.  That man should be ashamed.   So, I’d like to take a moment to say what Pulaski is to me...Pulaski is a neighbor with a cup of cocoa and a blanket, comforting you after your kitchen caught fire.  Pulaski is a neighbor who drives his snow thrower over during a storm when you really need help because

your partner is gone on active duty. It’s the staff at Smurawa’s who giggle and teach you how to say Paczki correctly.  It’s Vern and his crew at the hardware store helping you find the things you need and the ladies at Meridian who have an ear for you to bend.  Pulaski is the woman who hugged me a few weeks ago at the Vet as I cried for the loss of my pet.   I am in Pulaski because I realize that my bad moment can be turned into something good… Thank You to those KIND people of Pulaski.   Sincerely, Sue Kittelson

Guest speaker visits PHS on March 25 Mike McGowan, a consultant specializing in alcohol, drug and family issues, will be at PHS on Monday, March 25, 2013 to give a presentation to students about the risk and dangers involved with the abuse of prescription drugs. You are invited to hear his motivational presentation titled, “Keeping Your Teen Healthy, Happy and on the Road to Success.”  The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the PHS auditorium.   All families are invited to attend.   All those in attendance Monday evening will receive a ticket to win a family getaway at the Tundra Lodge.   Please plan to join us for this educational event!

Letter to the Editor The color Red represents passion and strength, our schools and our community. Support strong schools and vote “yes” on all four parts of the Pulaski S.D. Referendum. Technology in the classroom is necessary in preparing students for college and careers. Expensive advances continue to occur while government funding to schools is disappearing. The budgetshortfall prevents the purchase of adequate classroom devices and updates. Referendum funds will support a technology plan for students now and in the future. Requested building projects are not extravagant, but necessary for our children’s safety and security. Let’s not postpone fixing leaking roofs, over-crowded basement classroom areas, inefficient ventila-

tion and escape routes, insecure entrances and dangerous parking lots when we can help protect our kids for a few cents a day. The Pool has also exceeded its lifespan. It has been a blessing for my family and others who use it for recreation, rehabilitation, therapy, lessons, safety training, and wellness. Without a new pool, families, the elderly and disabled will lose access to services that build a safer and healthier community. Our schools are our center and our foundation. Please vote “yes” on all four referendum questions for our children and the future of our community. Trista Dauk

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The annual Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and first annual 4-H Dairy Management contest was held on Saturday February 2nd in Portage, WI. Dairy Quiz Bowl is similar to the “Jeopardy” TV game show, where contestants answer questions about all aspects of the dairy industry.   Quiz bowl contestants were tested on their knowledge of dairy cattle genetics, health, nutrition, showing and other topics as well as their ability to quickly and accurately answer questions under pressure.   Four-person teams and their alternates traveled from all corners of the state to represent their counties in three age divisions; junior, mixed and senior. This year Manitowoc County went home with champion teams in both the senior and mixed divisions. Placing second to Manitowoc County was Shawano County’s senior team of Cody and Kayla

Moeller, Kaila Wussow and Carson Graf. Thirteen counties competed in the senior division this year.   Eleven teams competed in the junior division, for contestants age 14 and under.   The number two junior team from Shawano County took home first place in this year’s contest.   Team members were Taylor Gracyalny, Ben Schmidt, Mason Jauquet and Colin Wussow. The Shawano County teams were coached by Heather Jauquet and Nicolle Wussow. UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science faculty, Badger Dairy Club members and UW dairy science alumni helped with moderating, judging and operating the contest. The event was co-sponsored by the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund, the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Science, UW-Extension and the Badger Dairy Club.

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Community NEW Rescue receives donation from Sledfest

The NEW Rescue Squad was recently presented with an appreciation check for their assistance with SledFest, held on January 26, 2013 at the Chase Stone Barn. Cheryl Wiese, a SledFest Committee member, presents the check to Ron Flegal and Carla Campbell of NEW Rescue.

Hillcrest girls give to Humane Society

Three 5th grade girls from Hillcrest Elementary (Maggie Hernandez, Avree VanderVest and Diana Alonso) started a two week program to benefit the Humane Society. They collected over $225 and an entire box full of donations, including blankets, toys, food and treats, and dropped it off at the Humane Society. Way to go!

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa

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Sign up now for PACE-setter trips There is a long list of rapidly-approaching PACE-Setter opportunities for this spring, summer and fall. Please sign up as soon as possible; some spaces are limited, and other opportunities are filling quickly! Thursday, April 11... Flowers, Faith, and Food. Travel with us to Milwaukee to a special exhibit of “Art in Bloom” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, tour and taste at a variety of bakeries and eateries with Ethnic roots for lunch, visit the Holy Hill Basilica and German Glass & Gifts with Christmas Chalet in Richfield and have supper at the Fox and Hounds Restaurant.   Registration required through PACE  Cost is $115  Must have 45 by March 15 to run the trip.  Wednesday, April 24... Herbs 101 and Kitchen Herbalism...a hands on class at PHS taught by the Wolf River Master  Gardeners.  Registration required through PACE   Cost is $8  Must have 8 to run the class. Wednesday, May 15… Native Plants- Put a Little Wisconsin in Your Landscape! A hands-on class at PHS taught by the Wolf River Master Gardeners.  Registration required through PACE   Cost is $5     Must have 8 to run the class. Wednesday, June 12...Wittenberg Wall Murals, Gresham’s Paintings, and Shawano County Barn Quilts, with buffet lunch at Neuskes in Wittenberg.   Registration required through PACE  Cost is $45   Must have 45 by May 20 to run. Wednesday, July 10... Brewer Game against the Cincinnati Reds  with lunch on your own along the way.  Registration required through PACE.   Cost will be $45-65 depending on how many register, minimum of 30 and maximum of 50. Wednesday, August 14... Kohler Factory and Design Center Tour with lunch at one of their fine restaurants.  Stops for shopping will also be made.  Registration required through PACE.   Cost will be $50 per person.   Wednesday, August 28... Apple Tasting...  A  handson (and tasting) class at PHS taught by the Wolf River Master  Gardeners.   We will also have samples of local apple cuisine.  Registration required through PACE.  Cost is $8. Wednesday, September 25...Washington Island by bus and ferry with coffee and bakery along the way, lunch on the island, Swedish meatball supper at Al Johnson’s and stops for snacks or shopping opportunities too.    Registra-

tion required through PACE, must have 50 paid registrations by September 2 to run the trip. Cost is $125. October...Second Annual Amish Tour with sweet rolls and coffee and lunch in Amish Homes,  stopping at Amish farms, businesses, and their school for a visit.   We will also point out the Shawano County Barn Quilts along the way.   Registration required through PACE, must have 40 registered by September 6 to run this trip.  Cost is $48. Wednesday, November 20...Christmas in Madison with stops at the Govenor’s Mansion, a Capital tour, and lunch downtown.   Registration required through PACE, must have 50 by November 1 to run.  Cost is $80.

Poland trip meeting rescheduled for April 4 The Trip to Poland informational meeting that was recently cancelled due to the weather, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Asssumption B.V.M. Church basement. For more information or to sign up to attend the meeting, contact My First Class Travel of Shawano, at 715-5264585, or 800-456-1804.

Page 4 Citizens Bank hosts Easter Bake Sale by Melissa Skalecki        Millennium Stars 4-H club will be holding their 13th annual Easter Bake Sale on Good Friday, March 29, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Citizens Bank in Pulaski.         4-H is a youth development program of our nations Cooperative Extension System in which members range from first to thirteenth grade. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills through experiential learning programs. With the money from the bake sale, Millennium Stars will be looking into purchasing new shirts for this year’s future activities such as trips and volunteer work. On average, the six-family club fills four tables with desserts and raises anywhere from three to four hundred dollars. At the bake sale, the club will be selling many items such as decorated cakes, various pies, breads, bars and many more assortments of treats.  Prices will range from $1 muffins up to $12 for the largest decorated cakes.         Support Millennium Stars by purchasing homemade baked goods on Good Friday at Citizens Bank at 160 E. Pulaski St.

Referendum and state budget key to avoiding harmful school district budget cuts The PSCD Board of Education began their work on the 2013-2014 district budget at their meeting on March 6. Pam Kercheval, Director of Business Services, outlined possible budget scenarios in a presentation to the board.  Using Governor Walker’s proposed budget, which calls for a freeze in per pupil spending, Kercheval explained that the district might face a budget deficit of millions of dollars.   If so, drastic harmful cuts would negatively affect the education of the district’s 3,750 students.   The administration prepared a list of approximately thirty items that would make up the potential deficit.   Included were options to raise additional revenue like raising fees and lunch prices, selling district land and charging more to use school facilities.   Cutting expenses by raising class sizes and reducing the number

of employees was also discussed. Although it will be several months before final decisions are made, the board gave feedback to the administration as to what budget balancing items should take priority.   (citizens can watch video of the March 6 BOE meeting on the district’s website: http:// mtgs.cfm) Walker’s proposed freeze on per pupil revenue for public school districts has been criticized by some members of his own party.   They have called for a $150 per pupil increase.   “That number would go a long way in helping to balance the budget,” said superintendent Dr. Mel Lightner.  “We would hope that the state senators and state representatives who represent our district would at least give our children a $150 increase,” he said.  

The upcoming April 2 referendum, if successful, would also have a positive impact on the budget and therefore the education students. Questions one and two would provide needed funds for technology, building maintenance, safe and secure school entrances and energy efficiency measures.   If those questions fail, the board would have to look at addressing those items out of the yearly district budget which would take away funds from educational programming. The board of education will be crafting the budget and making decisions on possible budget cuts in the ensuing months.   Board meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month beginning at 6 p.m. in the Pulaski High School library.

Will Pulaski become POOL-LESS-SKI? An aging and deteriorating pool coupled with reduced funding for public education could mean that the Pulaski area community will be poolless in the future. For almost forty years, the citizens of the district have enjoyed a community swimming pool. Thousands of children have learned to swim, families have enjoyed wonderful times and our senior citizens have been able to socialize and exercise. Will this all come to an end? Although the condition of the pool from a casual observer’s viewpoint might seem OK, in reality the pool’s mechanical systems are deteriorating. Over $80,000 has been spent on keeping the pool operable in the last several years. The current proposed state budget calls for no additional money for public school districts. It seems likely that in the future the district may

have to choose between allocating money for fixing the pool or having the funds go to maintaining educational programs and personnel. Tough decisions may have to be made. One choice of course would be to close the pool. To make matters worse, some district citizens have criticized the district for

its community orientation. A philosophy established decades ago, the district has continually strived to not only meet the needs of children but also of the adult members of the community. Maintaining

a community pool is an essential part of the district’s community philosophy. At a recent meeting in the Village of Hobart, State Senator Rob Cowles was invited to listen to a presentation on school district’s use of the Community Service Fund, or Fund 80. Hobart Village Trustee Donna Severson presented considerations for Senator Cowles which included eliminating Fund 80 all together or putting those funds under the state imposed revenue cap. In either instance, the Pulaski Community School District may be forced to eliminate or reduce many of its community oriented programs including the pool and P.A.C.E. The community pool has been a fixture in the Pulaski area since the mid 1970s. It is a community amenity that separates the Pulaski area from other rural areas. One can look at other rural or small town communities and see the deteriorating conditions. The pool is a very important part of our community. On April 2, we have an opportunity to guarantee that a community swimming pool will be a part of our community for years to come. Please vote.

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The Pulaski pool makeup water tank

Referendum questions call for remodeled schools and new community pool On Tuesday April 2, 2013 citizens of the Pulaski Community School District will have the opportunity to approve referendum questions that call for remodeled school buildings and a new community swimming pool. Question three on the ballot, if approved, will allow for the remodeling of Glenbrook, Fairview, Sunnyside and Hillcrest Elementary Schools along with Pulaski Community Middle School. The project at Glenbrook will increase the amount of parking and improve the traffic flow.  A new school office will be constructed facing St. Augustine street making it more accessible to parents and the public.   Fairview Elementary is slated to receive a gymnasium. Currently, the cafeteria is used for physical education space. The cafeteria also serves as a hallway connecting the north and south sides of the school. In addition, new art and music areas would be constructed. At Sunnyside, the basement library would be expanded and new classrooms would be relocated on the first floor. Hillcrest would receive a renovated and expanded library along with two additional classrooms.   At Pulaski Community Middle School, the existing auxiliary gym would be converted into offices and storage areas for the district’s Technology department and the PACE program.   In addition, a   restroom and storage building would be built at the middle school athletic complex. Costs for these projects have been reduced by over seven million dollars from the November referendum.   If approved,

the tax impact for question three would be nineteen cents per thousand dollars of property valuation, meaning a homeowner whose property is worth $100,000 would pay nineteen dollars per year in property taxes. Question four, if approved, would allow the district to construct a new community swimming pool.   The new pool would be built on to Pulaski High School, and would be an eight-lane regulation high school pool with a diving well.   Plans also call for a warm water therapy pool.  This will allow multiple groups to use the pool at the same time.  For instance, if the swim team is practicing in the regular pool, a senior citizen exercise class or a mother-toddler class could be held in the warm water pool.   The existing pool at the Middle School would be remodeled into an indoor activity center which would be available for school and community use.   The tax impact of question four would be sixteen cents per thousand dollars of property valuation, meaning a homeowner whose property is worth $100,000 would pay sixteen dollars a year for the new pool.  Both questions call for the district to borrow funds needed for the project over a twenty year period beginning in the 2013-2014 school year.   The tax impact for these projects are affected by the extremely low interest rates available.  If interest rates rise, the cost of these projects would be increased. Citizens can go to the district’s website for more information at  

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Barn quilt chosen at historic farm by Bailey Sintow

Shawano County’s 192nd barn quilt is now on display on the Bruce and Marie Raymakers farm at W1276 Main Laney Drive, Pulaski. It was sponsored by Premier Community Bank. Shown from left are, Tom Pamperin, Bank president; Deb Stachura, assistant vice president; Sam McMahon, senior vice president; Lauri Baranczyk, branch manager; Bruce and Marie Raymakers; Ken Raymakers (holding son Zander); and Dick Pamperin, chairman.

Farms and the barns that go along with them are a big part of our heritage here in Pulaski, we have a proud community of many hardworking farmers. So what better way to honor this heritage than by decorating the barns with a beautiful and meaningful barn quilt? The Raymaker’s farm has been in the family since 1948, and with time and hard work it has grown from it’s original 80 acres to 800 acres cropland of

owned and rented land. The current owners are Bruce and Marie Raymaker, with their son Ken and his wife Amber having partial ownership of the farm. “We chose this barn quilt pattern because it is like a puzzle,” said Bruce. “It is simple in color and has many pieces that when put together show great depth. It is like many facets coming together correctly to do an excellent job.”

Angelica 4H March Meeting by Amanda Bodart The Angelica 4H club held its monthly meeting on March 13. Vice President Abby Brown called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Allison Brown led the club with the American pledge. Then, the 4H pledge was led by Morgan Denzer. In old business the club discussed its February bowling outing. They received a thank you card from the Cerebral Palsy Inc. for donating to the C.P. Telethon. It was then voted that the members would like to go bowling and donate to the C.P. Telethon again next year. The motion to do this again next year was first passed by Allison Brown and second by Anna Splan. Members brought an item to donate to the food pantry to the meeting. This is one of the many community service activities the Angelica 4H plans to do this year. This year the Angelica 4H club will be creating a timeline of the clubs activities from 1912-2013. If any members would like literature books for any projects they can talk to the leader, Dwayne Splan. The club is going together to a Green Bay Gamblers game on March 22. Members were given their tickets for the game.  Shawano County 4H will be hosting an Animal Science day on June 13. That day there will be judging contests of meat, dairy cattle, and others. Members can sign up to be part of the dairy showmanship competition. Last year the Angelica 4H held an electronic recycling day in Pulaski and it was a success. North Shore Bank of Pulaski is planning on hosting one this year and offered to have the club partner with them. The members voted and approved of joining the North Shore Bank for the electronic recycling drive. Aaron Splan first accepted the motion and Ben Brown second that motion Every year at the Shawano County Fair each club has to help out by either setting up or taking down a show ring. The Angelica 4H members decided to take down the beef show ring on Thursday night of the fair. Ben Brown first motioned this to pass and Amanda Bodart second the motion. Kathy Brown is planning to have craft days during the summer for members. Members that were interested signed up to make cards and/or a stepping stone. Allison Brown first adjourned the meeting and Hailey Holewinski second the motion to adjourn the March meeting for the Angelica 4H club. After the meeting kids got to make easter cards while enjoying root beer floats. Allison Brown demonstrated to the club techniques for cake decorating on a cupcake. Afterward members of the club were able to try decorating cupcakes and enjoy them. Another activity after the meeting that members had the opportunity to do was judge dairy cattle in the Hoard’s Dairyman judging contest.

Community Announcements CALL THE PULASKI SENIOR CENTER AT 8228100 FOR INFORMATION AND/OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR ACTIVITIES AND LUNCH. QUILT RAFFLE TICKET SALES BEGIN IN APRIL. If you would like to help sell at one of the banks or Super Ron’s, please give Kitty a call. TAX PREP for taxpayers with low to moderate income with special attention to those 60 and older on Thursdays, April 4 & 11 from 12:30 – 3:30. Appointments necessary. KNIGHTS ON BROADWAY at St. Norbert on Friday, March 22. Leaving Pulaski Library parking lot at 4:45 for the 7:30 show. Dutch-treat dinner at Nicolet Restaurant. Cost is $23.00. Reservations required. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, March 26 and April 9 starting at 9:00 a.m. Appointments required. Cost: $17.00 KNIT/CROCHET, Trisha is here on Tuesdays, March 26 and April 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to show the fundamentals of knitting and crocheting. Both beginners and those experienced are welcome. We have yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks for you to use. EASTER TEA on Thursday, March 28 at 11:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Dress in your “tea clothes.” Lunch is pork chop with gravy, carrots, whole wheat bread and whipped orange Jell-O. Entertainment at 12:30 by the Sky-lite Players. Reservations

due by March 26. MOVIE MONDAY at Pulaski Senior Center on Monday, April 8 at 12:15. Movie is “Song of Bernadette” with Jennifer Jones (1943). Eat lunch before the movie – pork chop in gravy. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK CLUB at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. April’s book is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Books are available at the Senior Center. FORGETTING TO REMEMBER (a program on dementia with memory screening) on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Please call to make a reservation. Eat lunch afterwards – turkey and gravy. GRAND-FRIENDS DAY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. (replaces 10:30 story time). Grand-friends & grand-kids come join Miss Kathy for hand-in-hand projects & activities to celebrate National Library Week. MS. HOMEMAKER PAGEANT at Angelus Village at 1:00 p.m. Join us for lunch (beef stew) at the Pulaski Senior Center and then travel to Angelus Village.

HOLY WEEK WORSHIP: St. John Lutheran Church—LCMS 910 South Saint Augustine Street (across from Pulaski Middle School) Pulaski, (wheel-chair accessible). March 24 Palm Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. March 28 Maundy Thursday Worship 7:00 p.m. March 29 Good Friday Worship 12:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. March 31 EASTER Worship 6:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. Breakfast served from 7:15a.m.-8:45a.m. The public is invited. Pastor Larry R. Yaw; Deacon Jeff Johnson For more information, please call 920.822.3511

ABRAMS THEATRE “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” on Sunday, April 21. We leave the Pulaski Library parking lot at 1:00. Dutch-treat dinner after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $14. Reservations due by April 12. POTLUCK WITH WPS CHORUS on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Please bring a dish to pass that will feed 8 – 10 people. PIANO RECITAL on Monday, April 29 at 5:00 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Carol VanLannen’s piano students will perform. Dinner for seniors after the recital. GAMES & CARDS (sheep head, pinochle and board games) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. 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. A R T H R I T I S F O U N D A T I O N EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. Sponsored by MCL, BayTek and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. TRANSPORTATION is available to take seniors to medical appointments, for groceries to Super Ron’s, to the bank and pharmacy, to hair appointments and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. 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. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for March 22 – April 5. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, March 22 – Cream of Potato Soup & Tuna sandwich Monday, March 25 – Chili Tuesday, March 26 – Baked Chicken Wednesday, March 27 – Beef Stew Thursday, March 28 – Pork Chop w/ Gravy Friday, March 29 – Vegetable Lasagna Monday, April 1 – Salisbury Steak Tuesday, April 2 – Meatballs w/Gravy Wednesday, April 3 – Chicken Broccoli Casserole Thursday, April 4 – Potato Soup w/ Turkey Sandwich Friday, April 5 - Ham

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*The Girl Scouts at ABVM School collected supplies for Chances Animal Rescue, Inc. and delivered the supplies on December 21st on the national delivery date for the Kids Adopt-A-Shelter program.  The Girl Scouts were very happy with the generosity of the donations that were collected at ABVM School and North Shore Bank which filled the trunk of a minivan.

The Girl Scouts at ABVM made five tie blankets for the Pediatric department at Bellin Hospital.  The blankets were donated at the end of October. 

Come to the Relay For Life Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those facing cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. Come to our event on Friday, April 12th at the Pulaski High School. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. The main focus this year is a Health Fair with the goal to provide participants with information about how to decrease their chances of getting cancer. The Health Fair will include booths to visit for the following: skin cancer screenings, fitness information, lifestyle choices, nutrition, many other things. The Opening/Survivor Ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. Following the opening there will be many areas to visit. Participate as an individual member, team member, or just stop in and experience the fantastic events going on such as: The Health Fair, Bucket Raffle, Luminaria Sales, Kid’s Fun Booth, Yoga Sessions, Massages, Fitness Trainer, Locks of Love, ‘Poker Walk’, and Concessions will all be open until 7:30 p.m. The 5K Run/Walk will

start at 5:00 p.m. There will also be entertainment for your enjoyment during the evening with performances by Sarah’s Dance Studio and The Pulaski Community Band. Closing Words/Survivor Ceremony and Luminaria Ceremony will be at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds will support the American Cancer Society’s focus on saving lives and creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays through research, education, advocacy, and service. Register online at Team Registration $150.00 Individual Registration $10.00

School Updates

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

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Quilt Show arrives at PCMS

ABVM celebrates Dr. Suess with Pulaski basketball

by Bailey Sintow

Thoroughly Modern Millie leaves the PHS stage

Assumption B.V.M. Alumni members of the Red Raider Varsity Basketball Team visited children at Assumption B.V.M. school to help celebrate Dr. Suess’s Birthday! The Preschool Class enjoyed a special treat as they spent time at lunch and in the gym with some of the players. The preschoolers look up to these boys for the athletic and academic role models they

continue to be. Preschoolers also enjoyed the Dr. Suess Classics  read by the boys during the all school read along. We continue to be blessed by a community that supports each other and members that take the time to share their many talents. Alumni members present: Cody Wichmann, Luke Vanlanen, and Logan Szymanski

5th Grade Boys Basketball take first in tournament

The Pulaski Boys 5th grade basketball team took First place in the Oconto Basketball tournament on Feb. 16. They also took 2nd at the West DePere tournament and finished the season with a 17-7 record.In the Back row from left: Coach Egnarski, Hunter Downey, Jacob Brouilliard, Josh LaVallie, Blake Downey, Coach Witczak Front row from left:Coach Bogacz, Cade Budz, Brock Bogacz, Evan Witczak, and Brock Egnarski. Not pictured Chase Olson Member SIPC

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by Madison Vandenberg Thoroughly Modern Millie just left Pulaski High School stage, leaving behind a successful show and a prideful group of young actors. The show had an early start in the season, collecting a well rounded cast and crew of all grade levels. Erin McClure and Alyse Delie, both first time Pulaski High School musical directors, and were commended for how each aspect fit together. The costume, stage, singing and attitudes projecting the 1920s era were seamless. With a back drop off the New York

city skyline and the hustle and bustle of the actors upon the stage was eye catching, and sent the audience back to that time. “It was great working with everyone,” said junior Jesse Gazella. “We really enjoyed performing for the viewers and we hope the energy we put into the musical showed through for all those people.” Pulaski High School has always had a strong tradition of performing spectacular musicals, and this year continued the legacy.

If you’re an arts and crafts fan looking for something inexpensive and fun to do Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. then the Town N’ Country Quilt Guild has just the thing for you. Stop by Pulaski Community Middle School for the 9th Biennial Quilting Show, where you can enjoy not only looking at some beautiful quilts, but also have a chance to win door prizes and handcrafted raffle quilts, and even learn some new quilting techniques from live demonstrations. The Quilting Guild formed in 1995 and consisted of a small group of friends meeting to discuss quilting and has grown to an organization of 35 sensational quilters. Quilting is used to express all kinds of events, from the celebration of a new life to the mourning of a lost loved one, and everything in between. The appropriately named “kaleidoscope of quilts” show is sure to display all kinds of emotions and stories these talented quilters have put into their work, along with the time and effort it takes to create such a work of art. The doors open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. Lunch and dessert items can be purchased, and proceeds will go to St. John Lutheran Church Youth Group from Pulaski. Admission to the show is $5.

Regular School Board Meeting Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, , Bob Skalitzky, Chris Vandenhouten and Brian Vanden Heuvel Board members absent: Mark Wernicke Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Lisa Misco, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Erik Olson, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Nichole Disterhaft, Bec Kane, Nicole Borley, Colin Pomeroy Guests attending: Andy LaFave, Amy McKeefry, Karen Jordan, Marcee Gohr, Carol Witthuhn, Lisa Folkman, Barney Eckberg, Gerald Novak, Jackie Baumann, Danielle Schreiner, Joann Hagedorn, Marilyn Wilcox, Tom Krause, Jackie Crown, Wayne Smith, Bridget Marbes, and Dona Watermolen. CITIZENS’ FORUM None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- In any board members would like to attend any conferences, please let Trudy Wied know. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – The staff had an in-service on bullying that went very well. 3. PAY BILLS McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Vanden Heuvel moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on February 6, 2013 as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay,

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CONTRACTS Name Reason Position Location Salary Bernadette Dervish New (increase F5.TS Echool Nurse District $32,000 student need) Skalitzky moved, Denzer seconded, to approve the contract as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. JANUARY BUDGET REPORT General Fund There are no unusual variances in the revenue budgets so far. It appears that our allocation for library aid could be about $10,000 less than last year. We will not receive library aid until April. Expenditures: Salaries and fringe benefits budgets are where they should be at this point in the year. Raises for union staff have not been implemented and that is a large unknown for the salary budgets. Utilities – Natural gas prices are very low this year. At the end of January, natural gas costs were $43,000 less than last year. Electricity costs are only slightly lower than last year, but I had estimated a price increase. The energy projects the Kevin Bahr has implemented are reducing the electricity usage. Food Service – For the first five months of the year, food service revenues have dropped by 12.9%, which is an improvement from 15% last month. Our % of free and reduced lunch students has dropped by 2.5% and that accounts for some of the lost sales. Participation has slowly been increasing at the elementary buildings. The year-to-date loss at the end of December was $146,000, which is the whole fund balance. The second half of the year is usually more profitable. In July and August we pay expenses with not revenues. Revenues throughout the rest of the year cover those expenses. POLICY JECBA – FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS Denzer moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve the changes to the policy as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ELEMENTARY WORLD

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Pulaski News LANGUAGE PROGRAM / GRADES 4-5- UPDATE The K-5 Spanish teachers provided an update to the Board of Education on our current World Language program which now is providing Spanish instruction of 90 minutes per week in kindergarten through third grade. They also shared a video that has been used to promote our elementary Spanish program. POSSIBLE BUDGET REDUCTIONS IF REFERENDUM FAILS Dr. Lightner shared that he thought it is more than appropriate that the District begin discussions about the possible consequences of some of the April 2, 2013 referendum questions being defeated. APPROVAL OF SALARY SETTLEMENT AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR THE PEA (PULASKI EDUCATION ASSOCIATION) FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR Item tabled APPROVAL OF WAGE SETTLEMENT AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR THE PCCA (PULASKI COOK & CUSTODIAN ASSOCIATION) FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR McKeefry moved, Vanden Heuvel seconded, to approve the wage settlement and collective bargaining agreement for the PCC for 2012-13 school year as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. APPROVAL OF WAGE SETTLEMENT AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT FOR THE PBDA(PULASKI BUS DRIVER ASSOCIATION) FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR

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Collaboration encouraged at HUB

by Teri Lewins What was once a quiet library filled with books and a couple of computers is now The HUB -- a place to catch up with friends and keep yourself upto-date with the latest technology. “It’s not just a quiet place to read books anymore,” said Joe Diefenthaler, one of the many people who helped with the creation of the HUB. “It’s a place where kids can hang out and have a good time, while still getting their work done.” The name “HUB” came from the idea that, anytime you need advice or just a place to unwind from the everyday stresses of life, you can always come to The HUB. The HUB is now filled with ebooks, five new iPads, laptops, and audio books. They also have two brand new TV’s for kids that are trying to do a group project. Students are now able to beam their project to a TV screen so that everyone can share and collaborate together.

“To me, collaboration has always been a big thing for kids,” said Diefenthaler. The HUB also has new lights, music, and a comfortable seating area for kids to hang out and just relax with some friends. They have also been moving some books around to create more space so that they could either buy more books or put in an electronic section for kids to use during their study halls. Although The HUB has made tons of changes, they are still planning on putting in new cafe style tables, chess, and a checker table. They would also like to see the front desk move to the center of the library, sometime in the future. If you’d like to learn more about The HUB or like to see what it’s all about, you can check them out on their Facebook page www.facebook. com/phshub or coming soon they will be starting up a Twitter page. Check out The HUB!

McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to approve the wage settlement and collective bargaining agreement for the PBDA for 2012-13 school year as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CITIZENS’ FORUM None CLOSED SESSION No Closed Session Was Held Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c&e) to discuss grievance settlement. ADJOURNMENT Denzer moved, Skalitzky seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 7:22 P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education


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Champs continued from Page 1 team knew that Wisconsin Lutheran would bring a different style of basketball than what Onalaska offered during Friday’s game. Lutheran’s game revolved all around speed, one that the Red Raiders witnessed earlier this season when they faced off against Milwaukee King in a nonconference game. Although Pulaski lost that match-up 48-44, it provided a glimpse of what they would be up against versus Wisconsin Lutheran. “The coaches didn’t discuss that game [against King] in the locker room before the Championship game,” said Assistant Coach Tom Krause. “The team was excited to have that exposure to play at King earlier in the season. Looking back, it was good for us.” The Red Raiders certainly looked prepared for the unknown entering against Wisconsin Lutheran. Going up against a team that averaged 17 forced turnovers per game, the Red Raiders only coughed the ball over three times. In a game that saw Pulaski make over 60 percent of their shots from the field, ball control proved a vital stat as the score remained low, true to Pulaski’s desired style and tempo of play. Three players hit double-figures in scoring Cody Wichmann finished with 17 points to lead Pulaski, Luke Van Lanen added 13 and Jordan Stiede 10. Crucial freethrow shots down the stretch by both Stiede and UW-Milwaukee recruit Wichmann secured what would be Pulaski’s first-ever state championship.

A community event

The games weren’t so much games as much as they were a community event. Pulaski High School sold out of their initial allotment of tickets in the first 30 minutes they were on sale. Caravans of teachers, parents, students, and community members made the journey to the Kohl Center, leaving a positive mark on Madison as many people unfamiliar with Pulaski joined the “YUP” bandwagon. Ticket-takers, vendors, concession workers, and fans from other parts of the state asked what “YUP” meant and began to see what makes Pulaski so special. Near the end of the Saturday championship game, the student section for Germantown (playing in the Division 1 Championship after Pulaski) began cheering for the Red Raiders as well. “A championship in Pulaski means that we are on the map and should not be overlooked,” said parent Mary Wichmann. “We didn’t just travel there and get beat. We can compete with our peers and come out on top.” There were so many fun sidestories and aspects to the Red Raider team that practically made Pulaski the “Belle of the ball” in Madison. After the tournament, Pulaski fans shared many stories about meeting people who wanted to know more about “YUP Nation” or how the community managed to bring so many fans to the Kohl Center. Team manager EJ led the team in a “Yeah Toast!” song before nearly every home game, and Wichmann, in her spare time away from the bleachers, also prepared pancakes for the team on every game day.

“We overtook Madison,” commented parent Todd Stiede. “Lucky’s Bar and Grill, owned by Pulaski basketball alum and previous UW-Madison forward Rod Ripley, was overrun with Pulaski fans. It was the first time that Lucky’s was filled with Pulaski Red and not Wisconsin Red. It was even neat to meet parents from other schools that we’ve met through social media, which is something that has changed a lot in the past few years.” On Sunday, the Pulaski community packed the Fred Kestly fieldhouse to welcome back the team and coaches. The team, arriving straight from Madison on Woody’s Wheels and the help of Pulaski police and fire escorts, paraded through the town before converging at the high school to an appreciative and proud community. “We were wondering if there would be people lining the streets when the team got back,” said Wichmann. “There were not many people…because they were all in the [PHS] gym!” As time moves on, excitement will dwindle and the thrill of the boys’ season and journey to Madison will linger as a memory. But, as the gold trophy will continue to shine in its new home, and a banner in Fred Kestly Fieldhouse will forever proclaim Pulaski as champions, there’s no doubt that this memory will remain one of Pulaski’s finest throughout future basketball seasons.

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So...just what is YUP? by Jordan Stiede YUP. Only one month ago this was a word that I would use with my basketball teammates and coaches during school, practice and just when we hung out. When family and friends of team members heard us using the word and singing a little rhythm that goes along with it, they probably thought it was just another weird inside joke of the basketball team. Who would have thought that just a month later this three letter word would have piqued the curiosity of the Pulaski community and people around the state? What does it mean and where did this chant start? These questions are even hard for me to answer as no one really thought that saying YUP would become a significant part in our lives. After talking with the guys and reminiscing about how amazing this season has been, we finally figured out how we started using YUP in our everyday lives. It began in early January as we traveled to Wisconsin Dells as a team. We played a huge non-conference game against Catholic Memorial and we ended up winning by two points. The whole team was very excited after the win and on the bus ride back to the hotel, seniors Jake Bader and Spencer Lawniczak just started chanting YUP. Yup, that was the beginning! Then everyone joined in with the rhythm and by the end of the bus ride the chant was “yup, yup, yup, yup, yup” and between the five yups there would be three claps and some person’s name would be yelled or something about the basketball team would be shouted. For example, one part of the chant went like this: Yup yup yup yup yup, Coach Shaw, yup yup yup yup yup, Amazing coach yup yup yup yup yup, We need patience! For the rest of the night and into the next day as we swam at the waterpark in the hotel, the entire team chanted YUP and everyone had it stuck in their head. Once we got back to Pulaski it was still very popular in the locker room. After a road win against Green Bay East the next week, the YUP cheers started again on the bus ride home. Coach Shaw got into the mix as he sent a text out before our huge game against De Pere that had a portion of the YUP cheer. It was a great way to loosen the mood, and I think we grew closer together as a team because of YUP. The day before our sectional semi-final game against Seymour, Coach Shaw came out with a box after practice and he said he had a surprise for us. When he pulled out the the

white shirt with the three letters yup on the front everyone went crazy. After wearing the shirts to school the next day, and wearing them as our warm-ups versus Seymour and Grafton, it seemed that everyone wanted one of the special shirts. The week prior to the state tournament, over 1,000 shirts were sold to Pulaski students, staff, and family members; every shirt was sold out. Soon spectators at the Kohl Center wondered the meaning behind the YUP shirts as they saw all the Pulaski fans showing off their unique shirts. As I was walking out of the Kohl Center after our win against Onalaska, a lady stopped me and said she would be cheering for me in our next game because she loved all our YUP shirts. Hopefully this basketball season will be remembered by everyone in the community as a positive event that united the whole town of Pulaski. YUP was a huge part of that, and I know it affected the outcome for our team at Madison. Even though my story is the true story of YUP, others have came up with another definition and I think it really fits: You Underestimated Pulaski.


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Local Students Participate in District Music Festival

Merle Baranczyk, former student and editor of Pulaski News in 1964, and now President and editor of The Mountain Mail in Salida, Colorado, paid Pulaski News students a visit on March 5. Baranczyk spoke of the changes in how the news is delivered, grassroots democracy, and the vitality of keeping the newspaper alive. Baranczyk is also President of the National Newspaper Association

PHS’s Stainton wins Golden Apple by Clarissa Grathen The results are in, and the 2013 Golden Apple Award goes to Mrs. Stefanie Stainton of Pulaski High School. This award program recognizes teachers who go above and beyond to provide the student body with an innovative structure of learning. The recipients are chosen annually through the process of anonymous submissions and interviews. Selecting nominees for this award is based on the principles of the National Board of Professional Teaching standards, which consists of “The Five Core Propositions.” Stainton teaches Biology, AP Environmental Science, and is co-advisor for the Environmental Science Club. She began her teaching career here at PHS soon after graduating from UW-Stevens Point in 2005. Stainton enjoys teaching science and is enthusiastic about giving students an exceptional learning environment to grow in. “When one of my 5th hour biology students said, ‘There is someone with a video camera in the hall,’ I was very surprised! When I opened the door my AP Environmental students started filing into my classroom, the camera crew followed, and I was presented with the award.  At that point, I was still surprised but also very grateful.   That was such a great moment for me!  I felt very grateful for being acknowledged with the award and also for having so many students there to share that moment with me,” said Stainton. The Golden Apple Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by contacting Marilyn Heim at 920-5933419. All nominees for the district were: From Pulaski High: Laura

Albers, Tom Busch, Clarence Crane, Ryan Deprey, Joel Jarock, John Krause, Jodi Nickels, Michael Nickerson, Clay Reisler, Kaitlin Rheingans, Stefanie Stainton, Tracie VanGheem­Rottier, World Languages Team:­ Jodi Nickels, Emily Tewes, Katie Mikle, Tracie VanGheem-­Rottier, and Katie Titler. From Pulaski Community Middle School: Trish Blaney, Andrew Bock, Carrie Burch, Charmaine Freeberg, Peggy Gauthier, Nicole Gerth, DaNelle Hocking, Sara Hoffmann, Celine Kafka, Melissa Knox, Elizabeth Kust, Tina Seewald-­DeCleene, David Landers, Deanna Leigh, Kelly Logue, Tony Logue, Erin Noble, Joshua Pratt, Laurie Przybylski­LaMere, Jaisha Staszak, Kathy Tennant, and Kerrie Van De Hey. From Sunnyside Elementary: Jared Bankson, Molly Brotski, Wendy Derenne, Tricia Fullerton, Marcee Gohr, Heather King, Kimberly Moran, Jane School, and Mary Sturm­Johnson. From Hilcrest Elementary: Lori Gray, Michelle Nick, Tricia Paul, Kim Polasik and Randi Snowberry. From Lannoye Elementary: Staci Karcz, Christy Babiarz, Lisa Bowen, Stephanie Heezen, Susan McMahon, Trisha Nguyen, Susan Stiede­ (Hillcrest & Lannoye), Bridget Wade, and Jodie Walker. From Hillcrest Elementary:   Alexandra Anderson, Sarah Casper, Brea Murch, Debra Schmidt, Fairview Elementary Team: Rachel Breitrick, Debi Schmidt, Lexi Anderson, Jayme Zimmerman, Sarah Spitzer, Jon Wood, Neil Hamel, Rhoda Wood, and Sarah Casper. From Glenbrook Elementary: Candice Bogacz­, Rebekah Konkel, Kari Kropp, Lori Krumrei, Sara Malchow, and Megan Rupno.

Mark your Calendar!

Sunday, April 14th 4 to 7 pm Great Pizza and Fun Atmosphere PHS Commons All proceeds to benefit an end of the year outing for PCMS & PHS Students with disabilities

Music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Solo & Ensemble Music Festival hosted at Pulaski High School on Saturday, March 23, 2013, featuring 192 Pulaski High school entries. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, students will perform vocal and instrumental solos, duets, trios and small ensembles before an adjudicator. WSMA music festivals annually attract thousands of students from middle, junior high and high schools throughout Wisconsin. The festival will draw students from a number of area schools, including Pulaski Community Middle School, Pulaski High School, Shawano Community Middle School, and Shawano High School. This WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pulaski High School. Kayla Koch, Band Director from Pulaski High School, will be serving as the festival manager. “WSMA enjoys a long tradition of providing quality music education experiences to over 220,000 students annually. Solo & Ensemble Festivals in particular provide students with an opportunity to enrich their musical abilities and understandings as they perform and receive feedback from qualified adjudicators, and as they observe and listen to the performances of their peers,” said WSMA Executive Director Timothy Schaid. WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students’ understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement. “Our students success in the music program is highly influenced by their preparation and commitment to their events in these festivals. Preparing solos and preparing ensemble pieces teaches student to work towards a common music goal and gain valuable musical experiences they might not get otherwise get,” said assistant band director Koch.

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April 2013 Sunday



Tuesday General Election Day




PHS Dance Team Tryouts in the PHS Wrestling room from 5:30-7:30pm April 2-5 Baseball game @Manitowoc Lincoln @4:30pm

No School


7 Community Service Award Banquet 11am at the Rock Garden Supper Club Tickets are $17

14 Community Band Spring Concert 7pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church

21 PCMS MusicalBeauty and the Beast 2pm



Music Booster Meeting 7pm



School Board Meeting 6pm

10 PHS RR Booster Club Meeting in PHS LGI-1 from 6:00-7:30pm


Girls Soccer vs. Green Bay West @PCMS @6:30pm

Boys Golf vs. Green Bay Preble @Wander Springs Golf Course @noon

Baseball game vs. Green Boys Track vs. Bay Port Bay East @Memorial Park @Bay Port @4:00pm @4:30pm

School Board Meeting 6pm


Girls Track vs. Green Bay East and Green Bay Preble @PCMS @4:00pm

Boys Track vs. Green Bay East and Green Bay Preble @PCMS @4:00pm

Earth Day



Pulaski Municipal Court

11 Baseball game vs. Green Bay West @Memorial Park @4:30pm

Tax Deadline Day

Girls Track vs. Bay Port @Bay Port @4:00pm





UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival


Girls Soccer vs. DC Everest1 @DC Everest @5:00pm game 1

Relay for LifeJazz Guest Artist Community 6pm Concert 7pm in PHS Ripley Performing K-12 Early Dismissal Arts Center


Girls Soccer vs. Sheboygan North @PCMS @6:30pm


Boys Tennis vs. Green Bay West @PHS @4:00pm

Boys Tennis vs. Antigo, Bay Port, and Shawano @PHS @1:00pm

PCMS MusicalBeauty and the Beast 7pm

PCMS MusicalBeauty and the Beast 7pm




PHS Dance Team Tryouts in the PHS Wrestling room from 8:00am-noon

Baseball game vs. Manitowoc Lincoln @Memorial Park @4:30pm

Softball game vs. Green Bay Southwest @John Muir Park @4:30pm Baseball game vs. Green Bay West @Perkins Park @4:30pm



UW-Eau Claire Jazz Festival

13 Girls Soccer vs. DC Everest1 @DC Everest @5:00pm game 2


Softball game vs. Green Bay West @PCMS @11:00am

Baseball game vs. Sheboygan North @Memorial Park @11:00am

PCMS MusicalBeauty and the Beast Dinner Show 5pm


Softball game vs. Sheboygan South @PCMS @4:30pm Girls Soccer vs. Sheboygan South @PCMS @6:30pm



Baseball game vs. Green Bay Southwest @Memorial Park @4:30pm

PHS Track Meet @PHS from 4:00-9:00pm

Arbor Day

Softball game vs. Notre Dame @PCMS @11:00am

Boys Tennis vs. Green Bay Southwest @PHS @4:00pm

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Senior Profiles

Name:  Brock McDermid Sport/Activity:  Baseball

Sport/Activity: Track Position: Sprints (hurdles, pole vault, relays)

Years Played: 10 years total, 4 years in High School

Years Played: 4

Post HS plans: Attend UWSuperior to work for the DNR and play baseball there Favorite HS memory: Throwing a shutout against Bay Port with 10 strike outs and driving in the game-winning run my sophomore year. We won the game 4-0. Favorite Muscial artist/ band: Jason Aldean Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, camping in Crivitz, hanging out with friends Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds Goal for the Season: Win conference, make it to state Rivals: Bay Port

Favorite Subject: Anatomy/ calculus Post HS plans: UW Madison for physical therapy or optometry Favorite HS memory: State track in LaCrosse my freshman year Favorite Musical artist/ band: Mat Kearny, Mackiemore Hobbies: figure skating, movies, being with friends and family Favorite TV show: Vampire Diaries Goals for the Season: Make it to State! ….. and onto the podium of course!! Rivals: I don’t have rivals, just challenges to push me to do better!

Curling team making a strong statement this season Can you imagine sliding a 42 pound granite stone down a 146 foot long sheet of ice while your teammates help by sweeping the ice in front of the stone to direct it and change its speed, all with the goal of landing the stone as close as you can to the target? Well, that’s exactly what Pulaski’s curling team does on a regular basis.. The team of Bailey Fenendael, Kylee Traub, Katie Kaseno, Kendra McKeefry, Josh Heimerl, and Molly Koepke placed an impressive 5th place out of 18 teams at the state high school curling tournament on Feb. 15. The team won two out of three matches, only being defeated by the very team that got first place. “My favorite thing about curling is the people, curling is an on-your-honor kind of sport,” said Koepke. There are

no referees or umpires, all the teams make decisions together, so all the people who are in curling are very friendly. Usually after a game you sit down with the team you just played and hang out for a little bit and talk or play a game.” The curling team is hard at work for the bonspiel, or curling competition, coming up on March 15, 16, 17, which is the last competition of their season. With practices every Saturday for two to three hours, the girls are ensuring that the team will show up ready to work hard and make Pulaski proud. After winning two out of four close games in Kettle Morraine last week, the girls are ready to get back on the ice and finish off the season as strong as they’ve started it. Congratulations team!

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Pulaski free-throwers advance to state competition

Name: Sarah Hoffman

Position: Pitcher/Outfielder

Favorite Subject: Social Studies

5th grade girls basketball champs

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The Pulaski 5th grade girls basketball team just completed a very exciting 2013 season with first place finishes at both Freedom and Shiocton, second place at Seymour and consolation champion at Little Chute.  Those on the team include: Bottom left – Peyton Ford, Maggie Hernandez, Kamryn Brockman and Sadie Kelly. Second Row – Anna Curry, Taylor Birr, Scotlyn Host, Kiley VanSchyndel, Kayla Lipsey and Ronni King. Top row – Coach Lance Kelly, Megan Przybylski, Jasmine Litt, Hanna Giese, Brianna Weber, Rachel Pagel and Coach Terry Brockman. 

Girls basketball ends season as Regional Champs By Brian Fitzgerald The 2012-2013 girls varsity basketball season came to an end on Thursday, March 7 after a heartbreaking overtime loss in Sectionals against eventual D2 State Champion Green Bay Notre Dame at Bay Port High School. After being crowned regional champs following victories against Kaukauna and Plymouth, the Lady Raiders had to take on the Notre Dame Tritons. Pulaski started off strong and took an early 14-4 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. Pulaski was able to maintain the lead until late in the fourth quarter when Notre Dame tied the game at 34 with just 21 seconds left. In an intense overtime battle the Notre Dame Tritons were able to come away with the victory, 48-36.

ulaski girls basketball had one P senior on the team this year, Mallory Nickerson. Nickerson has been on varsity since her sophomore year, and has helped the team achieve the title of regional champion all three of her varsity years. Nickerson is going to be playing on the St. Norbert womens basketball team next year. “It has been an amazing 4 years,” Nickerson said. “I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it at any other school,” she continued. With such a young team this year, most of the girls will be returning to play for the 20132014 season. Congratulations on another successful season to the regional champions Pulaski girls basketball. You have made the community proud!

Two Pulaski basketball players, Kristin Burdeau and Peighton Nehring, participated in the Knight of Columbus Regional Free Throw Contest on February 23 at West DePere High school.   Both Kristin and Peighton took 1st in their age divisions at the local and district competitions in January and early February. Kristin Burdeau, 7th grade, took 3rd place out of nine participants in the 12 year old division Peighton Nehring, 4th grade, took 2nd place in the 10 year old division and will be moving onto the State competition in March.   Congratulations to both and good luck Peighton!

PHS golf shoots for greens by Joey Thyne As the snow melts around Wisconsin and a new spring is dawning, the Pulaski golf team looks ahead to tee off to a great season. Last year, Jacob Syndergaard (graduated in 2012) and Zach Gutzman (current senior) were both able to qualify for sectionals. The varsity team was also able to achieve a second place victory at the Seymour Invitational. Owen Nowicki, a junior this year, was the first Pulaski golfer ever to receive FirstTeam All Conference Honors (FRCC). He also had the first individual win at a tournament in 14 years at the Northbrook Country Club. “This year, I am looking forward to all of the exciting courses we get to play and the team atmosphere,” Nowicki said. “With golf being such an individual sport, it’s a very nice change of pace to have some teammates to rely on and have fun with.” The first practice for golf is March 26 and the first competition is Tuesday, April 16th, at Royal St. Patricks Golf Club. Please go out and support your Red Raider golf team!

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PHS Environmental students share projects by Kalli Seglund Recently Stefanie Stainton’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science (AP ES) shared their finished Area of Concern (AOC) projects and presented them at “Celebrate: Our World, Our People” in the Pulaski High School auditorium.

he students began with their T presentation about stream monitoring on Trout Creek and issues in the AOC. In addition to their videos, the students shared their thoughts about why they believe knowing about the water in the surrounding areas is important. The students also shared the actions

A Pulaski AP Environmental Science student holds up his poster before a presentation at PHS.

they are taking or planning to take to help improve the water quality in the area. Following the presentations, the students and participants met in the commons where each group had a table set up regarding their projects along with posters from the Lower Fox River Water Monitoring Program through University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Besides presenting for the community, the students were asked to kick-off the annual Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Stormwater Conference

at Bridgewood Conference Center in Neenah. At the event approximately 100 practicing professionals in the stormwater and wastewater field watched the students’ presentations regarding their community involvement, stream testing and their AOC projects. “I am so proud of the students. They’ve worked so hard to create the videos, and they’ve all developed such a sense of professionalism through collaboration with experts. They are such a great group of students,” said Stainton.

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Forensics team continues season with high hopes by Madison Vandenberg Pulaski High School’s forensics team is celebrating a successful start to their season with the up-and-coming chance to advance to state level competition. The team has had three meets since November, with multiple students placing within their categories. Katie Kosmal and Elizabeth Lemere have powered on to more competitive rounds early in the season; each has represented Pulaski and the forensic team proudly. This year, the team proudly celebrates all of the new members as well as a new group of male students. “If you just play basketball, you play basketball. But with forensics you can speak and act in many different ways that fits each student’s strengths and abilities,” said coach and PHS teacher Corey Livieri. On Monday, March 4, the team attended conference held at Seymour High School, where each team member had the chance to perform three times, to reach a point total of at least 16 out of 25. This would allow the individual or group to go onto district held at Bay Port High School on March 21. Everyone on the team will be attending the district competition, including: Abby Swiecichowski, Akisa Kabacinski, Alexandra Nassios, Alyssa Schuld, Avi Maltinski, Becca Hempe, Carson Graf, Dakota Harris, Dane Siolka, Dani Robertson, Emily Fosick, Justin Warax, Kelsey Jo Sarenich, Lizzy LeMere, Madison Vandenberg, Megan Archambalt, Ruth Becker, Sharon Wei, and Robyn Gehri.

PCMS prepares for Beauty and the Beast by Madison Vandenberg PCMS will be performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this upcoming fall, a show filled with beloved characters and spectacular singing. The cast has been practicing since February in order to dazzle their audience and to convey the meaning “Be our guest.” “We anticipate this being one of our best shows,” said Production Manager Sarah Kohls. “We have an amazing group of lead characters along with one of the best casts ever.” With such a recognizable show and a dedicated cast, this show can not be missed! Tickets are available for the four performances on April 18 and 19 at 7:00 pm as well as April 21 at A dinner show will also be held at PCMS on April 20th, with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and the show at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale now  for $5 per person for 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances and the dinner show is $15 dollars per person. The ticket order forms can be found on or you can contact Dawn or Karen at (920) 822-6500

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PHS girls soccer kicks off a new season by Emily Budz The 2013 Pulaski girls soccer team have kicked off their season with great attitudes. Led by their new head coach, Jacqui McKinney, the team will be looking forward to a new beginning. Starting off their season against Kimberly on March 26, the girls are ready to become a team and play as a team. With a whole new coaching staff, the girls are positive about this season and are expecting a great outcome. “Meeting the girls’ individual goals along with bonding

together as a team is the ultimate goal for this season,” said Coach McKinney With last years record of 6-17-2, the team is looking forward to reaching beyond their own expectations and to defeat common rival teams such as Bayport, Notre Dame, and De Pere. Another factor the team wants to improve on their team bonding and leadership skills with senior lead practices. With many goals in mind, one being to have a great season, the girls will have their first

home game on March 28 against Appleton West. For more information on the girls’ schedule, roster, and team photos, visit: http://www. and search for “Pulaski girls soccer.”

Hockey season comes to a close by Madison Vandenberg The joint hockey team of Ashwaubenon and Pulaski has had a memorable season. The varsity team ended their season with a record of 7-11-4, and the junior varsity at 9-8-2. Pulaski has five students on the team, including: Josh Kryger, Tim L’Huillier, Zach Bornemann, Adam Guernsey, and Alex Schauer. With two rival schools, one would think a joint team would be hard to manage, but it turns out that the boys do not mind at all. “Its different because we’re rivals for everything else, but teammates for hockey,” said junior Bornemann. The team is looking forward to next year to build off of this season success with the joint team.

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Kyler Berg with his skiing coach.

Elizabeth Slaby during the state Nordic Skiing event recently.

Over the weekend of March 9-10, PHS student Kyler Berg won the state championship for Nordic Skiing. He took first in his Classic ski on Saturday and had a 37-second lead in the pursuit style event going into Sunday’s Skate-ski.  He took fourth  in the independently timed skate on Sunday, but still maintained first overall to be named the state champ.  There were 125 boys racing for the title. His brother, Kevin Berg (8th  grader at PCMS), took

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II. INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,370,000 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District, Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Shawano Counties, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,370,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of district-wide building and site maintenance projects, creating secure school entrances, energy efficiency projects and equipment acquisition related to said projects. ________________________________________________________________ II. QUESTION Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District be approved? YES

PHS student wins Nordic Skiing state championship


________________________________________________________________ III. INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $9,130,000 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District, Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Shawano Counties, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,130,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of elementary and middle school building addition, remodeling and removal projects, constructing a restroom/storage facility at the middle school, including equipment acquisition related to said projects.


III. QUESTION Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District be approved? YES


_________________________________________________________________ IV. INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $7,935,000 BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District, Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Shawano Counties, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,935,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of constructing a new community pool at the high school, remodeling the existing community pool into an indoor activity center and equipment acquisition related to said projects. ________________________________________________________________ IV. QUESTION Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District be approved? YES


Kevin Berg in action on the ski slopes.

second in the classic ski on Saturday for Middle School boys and third in the skate-ski on Sunday.  Although Middle School does not have an overall pursuit event, Kevin would have taken second  overall in the state for middle school boys if they had  tallied up the times.  Jake Egelhoff also placed well in the high school event, coming in twelfth  overall, sixth in classic ski and twentyfourth  in skate-ski.  Liz Slaby took fifteeth overall; she placed fourteethn in Classic and twenty-seventh  for Skate-ski.  She was in a group of 115 racing for the girls title. The high school boys placed second overall in the team event, and, not to be outdone, the middle school boys’ team placed first in their team event. Congrats on a successful state competition and excellent end of the season, skiers!

Business Local businesses celebrate Pulaski Day by Teri Lewins A holiday that was originally reserved in Illinois has now made its way to downtown Pulaski. The first Monday of every March is dedicated to Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War cavalry who was born in Poland and given the name Kazimierz Pulaski. People all over the world celebrate Casimir Pulaski day, including large areas of Poland, Chicago, and our very own Pulaski, Wisconsin. Chicago has dedicated the Polish Museum of America to Casimir Pulaski Day, for all to know of the great contributions Kazimierz has made to our lives. Illinois enacted a law saying that they would celebrate Casimir Day on the first day of March in honor of his birthday. The first event official Casimir Day was held in 1978. Today People all over have their own style of remembering Casimir. Some of the local business celebrated Casimir Pulaski Day (March 4), by having beverages, snacks, and T-shirts. Furnitureland had cookies, coffee, and balloons out for all of their customers. “We had a fairly good turnout,” said Mary Wichmann, owner of Furnitureland in Pulaski. “It was nice to see all of the community members participating in Casimir Pulaski Day.” Furnitureland also had a T-shirt drawing, and they had out fliers just giving some more information about Casimir Pulaski. State Farm also participated in the event as well, by offering coffee, paczkis, brats, soda, and bottled water. “Casimir Day went really well,” said Linda Pretice, State Farm’s office manager. State Farm also had the Polish flag outside of their building in honor of this memorable day. Casimir Pulaski Day was a big hit, it’s no wonder that this special day has been celebrated for the past 35 years. Casimir Day was a huge success in our little downtown Pulaski and will hopefully make an even big one next year. Thank you those of you who participated!

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Craig G’s Fitness opens in Pulaski by Kalli Seglund Craig Golik recently started his own business, “Craig G’s Fitness” located on 118 W Pulaski Street. Golik grew up in Pulaski and felt motivated to start his own fitness business after he lost weight and now it is his goal to help others get into their shape as well. Besides his personal experience, Golik has a different take on working out compared to his competitors. He prefers to work with common objects that people have available at home such as chairs or milk jugs Opportunities are available for everyone including personal fitness training, cardio/core classes, “Boot Camp” interval circuit training, cardio kickboxing and martial arts. “When people participate in these classes they will have better results in less time,” said Golik. “It’s a place to do unique workouts that are fun and extremely effective.” Craig G’s Fitness is open two mornings a week and Monday through Thursdays

in the evenings. Anyone is welcome to join, but the younger participants need a parent’s permission. Classes generally last 45 minutes to an hour; however, it depends on the intensity of the workout. Per class is $10 and $50 for a month and a discount is offered if you prepay for multiple months. For those who prefer one-on-one classes, there is the option to purchase a punch card containing nine classes while receiving the tenth free. “I am currently having a three month fitness challenge and am paying everyone $5 for each pound they lose, I have no problem reimbursing anyone who loses that weight,” said Golik. An open house will be available to the public on April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. where classes, schedules and workouts will be explained in detail. For more information regarding pricing or an updated schedule, visit or call 920-621-8807.

Craig Golik, owner of Craig G’s Fitness, recently opened in downtown Pulaski.

Chamber members and local businesses stand with Craig Golik owner of the newest business in Pulaski.

Rock Mannigel of the Pulaski Historical Society, explains the Casimir Pulaski display at the Pulaski Museum, and provides a little education on Pulaski to visitors.

Doug Prentice from State Farm Insurance sits proud with his Casimir Pulaski Tshirt. All business participants received a free t-shirt from Dynamic Designs for joining the celebration. State Farm also gave awayaway Polish Sausage and Pazckis.

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Wagner, Donald John

Mroczkowski, Raymond J. Sandy Ann Vanderloop

Pulaski.   Sandy’s passion was teaching.   She had recently gone back to school at Marion College, and was nearing completion of her Master’s Degree in Teaching. Survivors include her husband, Andy; four sons, Jacob, Platteville; Seth, Pulaski; Caleb and Ian, both at home; one grandson,

Donald John Wagner

Carl McGillivray

Carl McGillivray, 90, Pulaski, died peacefully Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his home.   The son of Robert and Lillian (Bruce) McGillivray was born March 23, 1922, in the Town of Maple Grove.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, and a proud, 65+ year member of the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski. On October 20, 1951, he married Donna Cornell at Angelica United Methodist Church, where he had been baptized and was a lifelong member.   Carl owned and operated a dairy farm with registered Guernsey cattle, and his own excavating business, McGillivray Trenching. He enjoyed dancing and playing cards.   Carl was a phenomenal cribbage player and was always up to a challenge.   He was a longtime Green Bay Packers fan, from back in the old East Stadium days.   Bowling was his pride and joy; Carl’s claim to fame – the first 700 series ever bowled in Pulaski. Survivors include his wife, Donna; two sons, Perry McGillivray, Pulaski and Keith (Tricia Matthew) McGillivray, Green Bay; five grandchildren, Sara (Andy) VanDenElzen, Stiles Junction, Jason (Theresa) McGillivray, Mukwonago, Eva (Chris) Donohoo, Stevens Point, Erin McGillivray, Minneapolis, MN, and Kevin McGillivray, Green Bay; three great-grandchildren, Jacob and Julianna McGillivray and Alayna Lewis; one sister, Nora (Wayne) Hornicek, St. Paul, MN, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris (Merald) Steigenberger and Ethel (Eugene “Barney”) Banaszynski. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peter Fergus and Unity

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and sister-in-law, Irene (Gerhardt) Kiekhaefer The family wishes to thank Donald’s caregivers Mary, Belva, Deb, Lori and Marlene and the Unity Hospice staff, Cheryl and Monica, for their loving care, compassion, and laughter . Online condolences may beexpressed at


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Donald John Wagner was born in Kunesh on May 19, 1925 to Arthur and Amanda (Weier) Wagner. He passed away at the age of 87 on Tuesday January 8, 2013, at home, surrounded by his family. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1942, and married Mabel Hafeman at Zion Lutheran Church, Wayside, on September 5, 1953. They recently celebrated 59 years of marriage The couple was blessed with five children: Karen, Paul, Kathy, Susan, and Andrew. Don was especially proud of his children’s careers; three RNs, an optometrist, and a physical therapist. He farmed all of his life on the Wagner family farm until retiring in 1992. He loved the farm and believed it was a great place to raise a family. His family and faith, along with service to others, were very important to him. Donald was a member of numerous farm boards, including the Pulaski-Chase Coop and the Pulaski Shipping Association. He also served as a supervisor on the Pittsfield Town Board, from which he retired after 18 years.  Donald was devoted to wildlife and woodland management. In 1976, Donald and Mabel received the Wisconsin Wildlife Habitat Award for the conservation work on their land, where they planted thousands of trees and developed ponds for the wildlife.  In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed extensive travel, especially when joined by sister-in-law, Jean, and friend, Calla. They loved spending winters in Arizona. Some of Don’s greatest enjoyments were reading, swimming, berry-picking, and listening to music. Survivors include his wife, Mabel; and children, Karen (Ed) Burtch, Hartford; Paul (Peggy), and their children, Brenna, Troy and Alayna, Tempe, AZ.; Kathy (Steve) Janssen, and their children Brett and Hayley, Pulaski; Susan (Mike) Wilson, and their children, Megan and Samuel, Pulaski; Andrew (Lynn), and their children Abigail and Hannah, Green Bay. He is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Shairon Wagner, Harvey Hafeman (friend Connie), Florence Hafeman, and Norman (Ruth) Hafeman; cousin, Minnie Karchinski, who he loved as the sister he never had; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lyle (Jean), Joe (Ruth), and Jim;

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Brentyn; her mother, Delores Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay; one brother, Brian (Connie) Anschutz, Brussels; two sisters, Sue Hannigan, St. Louis, MO., and Salina (Al) Fortemps, Kewaunee; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Linus and Gloria Vanderloop, Hollandtown; Andy’s brother and sisters, Gerry Vanderloop, Fond du Lac, Debra (Steve) Kessler, Whitewater, and Cynthia (David)   Luedtke, Los Altos, CA; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.  Sandy was preceded in death by her father, Roger Anschutz. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, Pulaski Figaro’s, Assumption B.V.M. School, Pulaski High School and Pulaski Community Middle School, and everyone in the community who has been so kind and caring. A Memorial Fund has been established for her children.

Raymond J. Mroczkowski

Raymond J. “Fast Ray” Mroczkowski, Sr., 63, Krakow, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home. The son of the late Frank and Rose (Gonsior) Mroczkowski was born March 24, 1949, on the family farm in Krakow, where he later milked cows for 55 years. On November 1, 1975, he married Karen Brokiewicz at Sacred Heart Church in Shawano. Ray liked speaking Polish and listening to polka music, and he especially loved family gatherings.  He enjoyed dairy farming, raising cattle, working on his farm, and playing cards. In addition to his wife, Karen, he is survived by his son, Raymond Mroczkowski, Jr., Krakow; his siblings, Leonard (Martha) Mroczkowski, Krakow, Helen (Ray) Kozlowski, Pulaski, Frank (Sheila) Mroczkowski, Shawano, Phyllis (Matt) Duffeck, Pound, Terri (Butch) Wesoloski, Oconto Falls, James (Patti) Mroczkowski, Pulaski, Mary (Jerry) Wojkiewicz, Pulaski and Sue (Bob) Simkowski, Stevens Point; brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Peter Golubski, Pulaski, Marvin (Mary) Brokiewicz, Bonduel, David (Pat) Brokiewicz, Spring Valley, CA, Roger (Mary) Brokiewicz, New Franken, Lynn Wundlich, Jacksonville, FL, Pat (Heath) Schaller, Tomah, and Daniel (Cindy) Brokiewicz, Bonduel; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Regina Golubski and Geraldine Mroczkowski, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Mary Brokiewicz. The family would like to express their gratitude to family, friends, and neighbors who were so very helpful in their time of need.

Vanderloop, Sandy Ann Sandy Ann Vanderloop, 47, Pulaski, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013, at her home.  The daughter of Delores (LeMense) Anschutz and the late Roger Anschutz was born August 23, 1965 in Belvidere, IL.    On July 29, 1989 she married Andy Vanderloop in Green Bay.   Sandy earned a Bachelor Degree from UW-Stout.  She was currently teaching at Assumption B.V.M. School in

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