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PCMS receives $20,000 grant

John and Laurine Malcheski were given the Community Service Achievement Award because of their outstanding community service

Malcheski’s to receive Community Service Award

Pulaski News

By Kelsey Wargo The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce announced their 2011 winners of the Community Service Achievement Award. John and Laurine Malcheski were given the award because of their outstanding community service. Both for their community work, but also John for his international volunteer work as his main passion. John has served with the Friends of Haiti organization (FOH) board, and has been paramount in raising money to help advance land and farming practices, medical missions, education, trade, and much needed basics (such as water to parts of Haiti.) John feels that helping the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere is a priority. John has also helped out many countries through Volunteers Overseas Cooperative Assistance (VOCA), such as; Nigeria, Macedonia, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Estonia, Macedonia, Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Locally, John has shown much effort and commitment into his community service. He has dedicated much time and fundraising efforts for the Assumption B.V.M. School and parish. He also has been a long standing loyal member of The Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, the Holy Name Society, and the Knights of

Columbus. John has also served as an agricultural advisor to both past Wisconsin state officials (while in office) Bob Kasten and Toby Roth, being an outstanding local farmer himself. Laurine (Renee) Malcheski has worked as a volunteer with Assumption B.V.M. School for over 30 years and St. Mary’s Hospital for about 10 years. She is a member of the Council of Catholic Women at ABVM, ABVM veggie stand volunteer, ABVM Classic Dinner Auction volunteer, and more for many, many years. She also has really gotten John involved with Haiti. She told him, “John, you need to help these people!” Laurine is the ‘wind beneath his wings’ for most of his volunteerism.

Project Lead the Way Partnership team members Terry Handstedt and Gordon Black present checks to Harley Griesbach, Technology and Engineering Department chair, to support the new middle school Gateway to Technology pre-engineering program.

Pulaski Community Middle School has been awarded a $20,000 STEM Implementation grant to fund the new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Gateway to Technology pre-engineering program. The first year award of $15,000 will support teacher training, laptops, supplies and equipment. The second year award of $5,000 will fund additional equipment. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education for middle and high schools. The program’s curriculum is hands-on and emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving in math, science and technical education. Developed with input from teachers, school administrators, university educators, and engineering professionals, PLTW puts Pulaski at the forefront of school districts providing engineering opportunities to its students. The Gateway to Technology (GTT) program is an activitiesoriented program designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. Begin-

Beacon House, Inc., displays the Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing

ning with the 2011-2012 school year all sixth and seventh grade students will take the Design and Modeling unit. This unit uses solid modeling software as part of the design process. Utilizing this design approach, students under-

MCL’s Community Improvement Team was instrumental in raising funds to support the new Gateway to Technology program at Pulaski Middle School. Team members include Diane Dombrowski, Tina Przybylski, Michelle Kelsey, Wendy Young, Cindy DeWane, Faith A. Blount, and Nancy Zernicke. Pictured with the team is Harley Griesbach, Technology and Engineering Department chair. Their mission is to make a difference in the community.

Beacon House, Inc., a nonprofit, volunteer-sustained, healing-resource center that supports the emotional, physical, and mental well-being for those experiencing a life-changing health situation located in downtown Green Bay, is announcing its Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing. The wall will be on display April 2 through May 2 at Glenbrook Elementary School. Beacon House, Inc., and Glenbrook Elementary School are proud to display the Memorial Wall of Hope and Healing, dedicated to the memory of Lee Bock, Each square on the Wall of Hope and Healing is made of tiles and made in honor of cancer victims and survivors.

stand how design influences their lives. Students also learn sketching techniques and use descriptive geometry as a component of design, measurement and computer modeling. Students brainstorm, research, develop ideas, create models, test and evaluate design ideas and communicate solutions. Seventh and eighth grade students will have the opportunity to also take the Automation and Robotics unit. In Automation and Robotics students trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics. They learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation and computer control systems. Students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork collaboration and innovation. PLTW was made possible by combining district funds, private community donor funds, federal Perkins Funds, and the Kern Family foundation grant.

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PHS Project Lead the Way Program becomes nationally recertified

John Pitzen, PLTW Teacher; Troy Hassman, PLTW Teacher; Diane Schmidtke, Career and Technical Education Coordinator; Steve Salter, Wisconsin PLTW Director; Marvin L. Bollman, Wisconsin Associate PLTW Director; Harley Griesbach, PLTW Teacher; and PLTW students Christian Jabkowski and Mackenzie Wozniak proudly display the PLTW banner.

John Matczak, Mel Lightner, Barb McKeefry, John Pitzen, Steve Salter, Troy Hassman, Don Wengerter, Marv Bollman, Terry Hanstedt, Harley Griesbach, Diane Schmidtke, Jerad Marsh, and others participated in the roundtable discussion of Pulaski High School’s Project Lead the Way program.

Pulaski High School (PHS) has become one of the first schools in Wisconsin to become recertified for the Project Lead the Way program. During the extensive review of the program, the analysts suggested that the school apply for the National PLTW Model School. On February 16, Steve Salter and Marv Bollman, from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), conducted a review of the PLTW program. The interview team visited PLTW classrooms to observe the equipment, facilities and student interactions. In addition, they interviewed students, teachers, counselors, administrators, partnership team members, and PLTW parents to validate the effectiveness of the program. PLTW prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students who enroll in PLTW courses achieve signifi-

cantly higher scores in reading, mathematics, and science. Also, studies have indicated that they earn higher GPA’s as freshmen in college than non-PLTW students. PLTW alumni have a higher retention rate in college engineering, science, and related programs than non-PLTW students (data from website). Pulaski High School PTLW students receive indexed grades in five of the six engineering courses. Also, students can earn college credit through MSOE. This rigorous curriculum allows advancement at not only the high school level but also the college level. Students have used their knowledge to compete in engineering competitions. Last year, three PLTW students (Chris Shaw, Tim Stone, and Marlo Vercauteren) took second at the State SkillsUSA Engineering Competition. The previous year, two PLTW students (Andrew Przybylski and Zach Peterson) took second at the National SkillsUSA

Green Technology Engineering Competition. There are currently six courses offered at PHS within the PLTW program. The foundation courses are Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), and Digital Electronics (DE). The entry level course is IED, which exposes students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. The next level course is POE. Throughout this course, students develop problem solving, critical-thinking, and design skills by exploring various engineering systems and manufacturing processes. The last foundation course, Digital Electronics, exposes students to the process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation in the electronic world. In addition to the three foundation courses, PHS offers three other PLTW courses. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) are specialty courses which are offered every other year (CEA is offered this year, while CIM will be offered next year). CEA allows students to study the various aspects of civil engineering and architecture, which go into the design and development or redevelopment of a property. The key concepts covered in CIM are: computer modeling, Computer Numeric Control (CNC) equipment, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software, robotics and flexible manufacturing systems. The capstone Engineering Design and Development (EDD) course has teams of students researching, designing, testing and prototyping a solution to an openended engineering problem. Students work with engineers and area businesses to successfully complete their projects. On May 22, at 5 p.m. in the Ripley Auditorium, EDD students will present their projects to the public. These courses are currently taught by three instructors. Harley Griesbach teaches IED and CIM. Troy Hassman teaches IED, DE, and CEA. And John Pitzen teaches POE and EDD. Next year, the Gateway to Technology (GTT) curriculum will be taught at Pulaski Community Middle School. Through hands-on activities, GTT is designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students. The PLTW program would not be possible without the support of many individuals, local businesses, our partnership team, and the school district. Without their support, PLTW would not be possible. The technology and engineering education department looks forward to continued success and improvement of the PLTW program in the school district.

Correction Pulaski News wishes to apologize to the Town of Maple Grove. The Maple Grove Town Hall is not being rebuilt. Again, we apologize for the incorrect information in our March 10 issue. In the last Pulaski News issue, it was stated that Jim Mroczkowski was honored for 20 years of service to the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department. Mroczkowski has 25 years of service to the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department. We apologize for this incorrection information.

Front page/Beacon House Wall a mother, farm wife, librarian, local activist, puppeteer, and children’s author. Lee lived fully and joyfully with cancer for 15 years. “I wanted a way to honor Lee, and this powerful project is a testament, not just to Lee’s courage in the face of life-threatening illness, but also to all those who are or have faced catastrophic illness,” commented Sandra Shackelford, a life-long friend of Lee and the project’s visionary. Lee’s life is celebrated in three mosaics created by Shackelford. The project began in March 2010 and the moveable Memorial Wall of mosaics was unveiled in October 2010. A local carpenter, Larry Peterson, constructed the structure that holds the mosaics. The Memorial Wall was created under the instruction of Margy Cottingham, a local mosaic artist and sponsored by

Beacon House. Consisting of 24 10 x 10 inch mosaics created by people affected by cancer and other illnesses, the Memorial Wall uses creative self-expression as a powerful vehicle for holistic healing of body, mind, and spirit. The Memorial Wall project continues with another series of workshops for individuals, family members, or friends affected by the experience of cancer or other illnesses. These additional 24 mosaics will complete a second side of the Memorial Wall, which will be unveiled when these are completed. The Memorial Wall will be on display in other locations in Green Bay throughout the year. For more information about the Memorial Wall or to support healing through art, contact Beacon House at (920) 676-1146.

Knights of Columbus hold Pass, Dribble, and Shoot Competition

The first place winners from the Pass Dribble Shoot event were Taylor Olson, Derek Shaw, Madeline Christenson, Nathan Mark, Lily Ann Tomashek, Kendall Klingeisen, and Kendall Kaczorwski, who are pictured in the front row. The back row consists of Hunter Downey, Brooke Clark, Trevor Stiede, Griffin Robaidek, and Connor Heise.

By Brett Janssen n March 9, kids from ages 5 O to 12 participated in the Knights of Columbus Pass, Dribble, and Shoot Competition. Awards were given out to the first through fourth place finishers. Participants were awarded

points for dribbling through cones in minimal time, making shots from distances that were appropriate for their age group, and hitting targets with bounce and chest passes. Pulaski High School LEO Club members assisted at the event.

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Cancer awareness continues through March

Members of the Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club got together to go sledding. The Mihalskis, Gwidts, Stiedes, Sarenichs, and Gracyalnys showed up at Oconto Falls Hill in Oconto to enjoy some winter fun.

Cub Scouts from pack 1031 Tiger Den were introduced to Pulaski News. Tom Chartrand taught them about the technology portion. He stands with Cub Scouts Hayden Grunert, Mason Matuszak, and Josh Malchow.

By Cassie Zahn, Sting Cancer Publicist Despite the many ways a community can become divided by its political, economic, and social views, it can still stand as a united front when it comes to its efforts to reduce the effects of cancer. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the first step in minimizing the effects of colon cancer is to know as much as possible about it. Colon cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and it affects both men and women. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and because a person’s risk increases with age, over 90 percent of its cases are diagnosed in patients over the age of 50. They also estimate that if everyone over the age of 50 were screened on a regular basis, over 60 percent of deaths caused by colon cancer could be prevented. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends increasing exercise and maintaining a healthy weight as the first means of prevention against colon cancer but heavily emphasizes that regular screenings are the most effective means

“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. “ ~Hans Christian Anderson

Thursday, March 24, 2011 for prevention. They also recommend quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, and reducing the amount of processed meats while increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Some symptoms to be aware of, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, are vomiting, unexplained weight loss, lethargy, irregular or bloody bowel movements, and abdominal problems. The Foundation suggest that anyone experiencing these

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symptoms seek help from his or her health care professional, especially if there is a history of colon cancer in the family. Treatment for colon cancer includes surgery and chemo or radiation therapy if necessary. It is the hope of Pulaski Sting Cancer that we, not just as a high school but as an entire community, become as educated as possible about different types of cancer and means of prevention in order to reduce its impact upon our lives.

Donna Swiecichowski proudly signs a book for Kendra Ambrose during her book signing at the Carrot Tree in Pulaski on February 25.

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CHIEF’S Corner

Citizen’s Update

Submitted by Chief of Police Randal Dunford 02/21/2011 4:47 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - STH 32 02/21/2011 6:15 pm - Juvenile Problem – Nancy Lane 02/21/2011 9:33 pm - Juvenile Problem – Park Street 02/22/2011 1:04 pm - Keep the Peace – Nancy Lane. 02/22/2011 5:18 pm - Animal at Large – Camelot Park 02/22/2011 8:50 pm - Warrant Pickup – Pulaski Police Department 02/23/2011 2:03 am - Registration/Title Violation – Redhawk Drive 02/23/2011 10:00 am – Stalking – Johnson Street 02/23/2011 3:00 pm - Theft All Other – Pulaski High School 02/23/2011 6:46 pm - Harassment - Phone Calls – Colonial Court Apts. 02/23/2011 9:42 pm - Assist EMS – Highview Road 02/24/2011 10:00 am – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 02/24/2011 11:30 am - Harassment - Phone Calls – Fourth Ave. 02/24/2011 1:00 pm - Information-general – Trailside Convenience Mart 02/24/2011 2:20 pm - Assist EMS – Prevea Clinic 02/24/2011 3:00 pm - Theft All Other – Colonial Court Apts. 02/24/2011 5:30 pm - Parking Violation – Colonial Court Apts.

- Thursday, March 24, 2011 02/24/2011 10:20 pm - Assist Motorist – Helen Street 02/24/2011 10:36 pm - Domestic Violence Offense (D.V.O.) - W. Green Bay Street 02/25/2011 9:48 am - Assist Citizen - W. Green Bay Street 02/25/2011 10:15 am Lockout – Vehicles - N. St. Augustine Street 02/25/2011 2:35 pm - Theft From a Motor Vehicle – Arthur Blvd. 02/25/2011 4:41 pm - Paper Service – Summit Street 02/26/2011 3:24 am - Fraud NSF Checks – Super Ron’s Food Center 02/26/2011 3:34 am - Fraud NSF Checks – Super Ron’s Food Center 02/26/2011 3:46 am – Fraud – Super Ron’s Food Center 02/26/2011 8:22 am - Criminal Damage To Property - Unique Custom Upholstery 02/26/2011 8:55 am - 911 Hang up call – Redhawk Drive 02/26/2011 10:28 am - Disturbance (Verbal) – Colonial Court Apts. 02/26/2011 4:17 pm - Lockout – Vehicles – McDonald’s 02/26/2011 5:19 pm - Animal Complaint - S. St. Augustine Street 02/26/2011 9:41 pm - Ordinance Violation – Auggies 02/26/2011 9:50 pm - Ordinance Violation – Wood Lanes 02/26/201110:23 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Pulaski Street 02/26/2011 10:30 pm - Ordinance Violation – Classic’s Saloon & Hotel Citation 02/27/2011 12:09 am - Under Age Drinking – Rosemary Drive 02/27/2011 12:05 pm – Fraud – Pulaski Police Department 02/27/2011 6:39 pm - Traffic Citation - STH 32 HWY @ CTH B 02/28/2011 12:44 pm - 911 Misdial – Fourth Ave. 02/28/2011 5:10 pm - Child Custody – Camelot Park

Sippls travel to Haiti with a mission

President Laura Aprill, Treasurer Shianna Gracyalny, Reporter Kayla Gracyalny, and Vice President Derek Leidel all got to present the $205 check on WBAY for the Cerebral Palsy Telethon.

Maple Grove meets in March By Kayla Gracyalny, Club Reporter O n March 11, Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Pulaski High School. Members that went on the second tubing trip to Oconto Falls Hill in Oconto came up and told the rest of the club about their experience. Many of the members said that it was fun, although the hill was slow that day, and they didn’t go quickly down the hill. At the February meeting, the club had a White Elephant Auction, and we raised a total of $205. On March 5, older youth members Kayla Gracyalny, Shianna Gracyalny, Laura Aprill, and Derek Leidel got to present the check on WBAY for the Cerebral Palsy Telethon. After covering all old business, members who attended other county events came up and told everyone else what they participated in. Many members attended a Livestock meeting, Shooting Sports, and Visual Arts project meetings. I n years past, club members have collected food for a needy family at Easter time. Members

are always willing to donate for this. Some members held a discussion and told newer members why it’s a good way to help our community. After discussing this, Austin Kruger made a motion to do this and Dustin Graf seconded it. Members were then told to bring the food that will be donated to the April meeting. Also in years past, the club has done a spring activity. Mostly the spring activity has been bowling and a pizza party. This year, the club members will be making tie blankets and then donating them to the Red Cross. Also the club will be visiting the nursing home in Pulaski. This summer, the club is planning on having another softball team. All members are able to participate except for Cloverbuds. Practices and games will be held on Mondays, starting May 23. Following all meeting information, people with birthdays in March received their cupcakes. Dustin Graf made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Destin Wernicke seconded it. Following the meeting, there were snacks in the commons. The next meeting will be April 14 in the high school library.

Members of the Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club got together to go sledding. The Mihalskis, Gwidts, Stiedes, Sarenichs, and Gracyalnys showed up at Oconto Falls Hill in Oconto to enjoy some winter fun.

By Christopher Bania racy Sippl and her daughter T Kayla will travel with a medical team from Friends of Haiti and other volunteers on a mission trip to Haiti. Sippl is a Speech and Language Pathologist at Hillcrest Elementary. Her daughter Kayla is a senior at Seymour High School and aspires to be a doctor. Due to this and the fact that both of them have always wanted to go on a mission trip together, they will be flying in for a one week trip to the ravaged country in early April. It will be the first time either of them will visit Haiti, and therefore there are many costs associated with the trip. Besides the usual airfare, they also need passports, immunizations, and certain food. As far as preparation for their work, Sippl says that much of the training for their work will be on the spot, due to an unpredictable schedule. Sippl says that the main work will involve helping civilians get medical attention for various problems. The people come voluntarily to get help, and who and how many people will come will be unpredictable. Along with their humanitarian work, they plan to take many photos, and, when they come back, they plan to share their experience in Haiti to spread the word of the need for help (volunteers, financial need, etc.) Sippl hopes to open the eyes of her family members and people in the community, citing the need to understand the differences between living in the United States and a third world country in order to be grateful and wanting to help. “For the children in Haiti, they might play games with stones they find on the ground to keep themselves occupied,” says Sippl. “My son often plays video games. Hearing about Haiti could be an eye-opener for him and others as to different people’s lives and what they value.” Another aspect of the trip will be its coincidental time to taking place just 15 months after the 7.0 earthquake that demolished much of the already damaged country. An estimated 316,000 people died, along with 300,000 injured and over three million made homeless due to the quake. The country today is still suffering from the after-effects of the earthquake, with much of the relief and recovery at a standstill for various reasons, including the lack of following through on relief efforts from aiding countries and the government. Given the current state of the Haiti, there is no doubt that mission trips like these are just as important now as they have ever been.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Community Announcements SOUP & SALAD SUPPER – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 - ASSUMPTION BVM CHURCH lower level. Adults: $8 Children $3 (4 older) Sponsored by Council of Catholic Women. RELAY FOR LIFE OF PULASKI 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9th. Registration @ 8:15-9:00 and Run/Walk begins @ 10:00. Registration is $15 or $25 and includes T-shirt. Questions: Contact Chris Vandenhouten @ 609-7102 or Catherine Egelhoff @ 366-8519. OCONTO FALLS LIBRARY -PRESENTS-WARREN GERDS March 31, at 7:00 p.m.,Warren is a full time writer for the Green Bay Press Gazette and the author of My Father Lives in the Drawer. 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. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 8657875. 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 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: 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. 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. 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.


HOMESTEAD CREDIT AND TAX PREPARATION offered to elderly, low income and home bound at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays April 7 & 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for appointment. MOVIE MONDAY on April 18 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, April 12 & 26 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 ST. PATRICK DAY PARTY and Skylite Players on Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for lunch reservations. BLOOD PRESURE CHECKS AND NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTS INFO by Bellin College of Nursing students on Wednesday, April 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. “HAY FEVER” a play at St. Norbert College, on Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Dutch treat supper after play. Call 822-8100 for reservations and for more information. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 13 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. April’s book is Room by Emma Donoghue. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. EASTER TEA / CARD PARTY at Pulaski Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15. Call 822-8100 to make reservations and for more information. WHEEL OF FORTUNE on Wednesday, April 20 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM BY Bellin College of Nursing students on Wednesday, April 27 at 9:30

at the Pulaski Senior Center. Is there any nutritional value to the supplements you take? Come and find out. FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING by Dermatology Associates on Thursday, April 28 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Private sessions to assess questionable skin marks. Appointments required. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. 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, April 12. 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. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR February 25 – March 10. 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, March 25--- Baked fish Monday, March 28— Swedish loaf Tuesday, March 29— Beef tips Wednesday, March 30 --Sloppy joes Thursday, March 31 --Yankee pot roast Friday, April 1— Tomato vegetable soup & tuna on rye Monday, April 4 — Turkey, broccoli bake Tuesday, April 5 --- Meatballs Wednesday, April 6— Salisbury steak Thursday, April 7--- Baked chicken Friday, April 8 --- Seafood stir fry

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Merle Larcheid and Robert Betley entertain the crowd on Fat Tuesday at Smurawa’s Bakery with traditional Polish music.

Ron, Janet, Nya, and Abby Matuszak had smiles on their faces after finishing their Paczkis at Smurawa’s Bakery on Fat Tuesday.

Kids play with chicks at the Annual Pulaski Co-op Pancake Breakfast while waiting in line for their pancakes.

The shop at the Co-op was filled with people old and young from the community. It was really great to see all the support for the Co-op. The breakfast was a huge, well-celebrated event.

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Learn to Hunt Turkey Program needs your help again Pulaski

alumnus achieves great heights

Last year’s Learn to Hunt program was a blast, and the NWTF/ FFA hopes for even more fun this year!

Submitted by Terry Erdmann There were many smiles from this past year’s Spring Pulaski NWTF / FFA Learn to Hunt Turkey Hunt Program participants and their families. Forty one local children participated in the annual event, with 50 volunteer mentors from our community and almost 100 Landowners who helped the new young hunters learn the ins and outs of harvesting America’s

most elusive upland game bird! Overall, 19 children were lucky enough to harvest a Tom gobbler, but everyone had a wonderful experience that they will never forget! This year, the new hunters will be having their four-hour spring turkey workshop and shooting range practice on March 27, and their hunt will be on April 2, 3, 9, and 10. If you are an experienced

spring turkey hunter or are a landowner that would like to help the kids, please contact Pulaski FFA / NWTF Learn to Hunt CoCoordinator, Terry Erdmann at, or call (920) 822-6785, or join us on Facebook at “Learn to Hunt” to let us know how you could help or participate in some special way! One other special event will

be our Annual Parent, Child, Mentor and Landowner Appreciation Luncheon which will be April 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Chase Town Hall. Special thanks go out to Omnova Corporation, the Pulaski Area Turkey Chaser NWTF organization, MCL of Pulaski, and the Pulaski FFA for their help, guidance and donations to the program!

Donate your hair to a worthy cause The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pulaski will again be sponsoring “LOCKS OF LOVE” and “BEAUTIFUL LENGTHS” at the upcoming relay on April 9. Both programs allow individuals to donate their “ponytails” to be used in making hair prosthesis for others who have lost their hair to medical conditions or treatment for medical conditions, such as cancer.

The only requirement is that you want to promote the wellbeing of others, and donated hair must be a minimum of 8 inches. In addition to making a difference in someone else’s life, you will receive a new hairstyle! Please contact Marcee Gohr at (920) 899-3645 for more information, or stop in at the Relay to make a donation to a worthy cause and receive a new hairstyle!

Come to the Relay for Life Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated. The event is on April 9 at the Pulaski High School. Registration begins at 8:15 to 8:55 a.m., the opening ceremony begins inside at 9 a.m., and the run/walk starts outside at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 or $25 with a Luminar to remember or honor a loved one. Registration includes an event t-shirt. If you have any questions,

contact Chris Vandenhouten at (920) 609-7102 or vandenhc@, or Catherine Egelhoff at (920) 366-8519 or cegelhoff@ You can also visit the website at pulaskiwi All proceeds will support the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Kathleen Weidner and Joan Walgurski look on as Keith Kraft prepares their taxes at the Pulaski Senior Center.

Steve Beyer, a 1994 Pulaski graduate, flies during a helicopter-supported uranium exploration in northern Quebec, Canada. Beyer is now working as a researcher in collaboration between Raven Minerals Corporation (Kingston, Ontario) and Queen’s University, since he achieved his PhD in Geology.

Steve Beyer, Pulaski High School class of 1994, was recently awarded a PhD in Geology from the department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His thesis title was “Basin Analysis and the Evaluation of Critical Factors for Unconformity-Related Uranium Mineralization, Paleoproterozoic Western Thelon and Otish Basin, Canada.” He did his undergraduate work at U W-La Crosse and obtained a Masters Degree in Geology at UW-Madison. Beyer is now working as a researcher in a collaboration between Raven Minerals Corporation (Kingston, Ontario) and Queen’s University. Beyer will direct geological research, and help develop innovative exploration technologies for Raven’s Uranium exploration projects in Australia, Guyana, and northern Canada. Steve thanks his Pulaski High School Earth Science teacher Joe Kind, who first piqued his interest in geology.

Cornette receives award

Lauren Brice, from the Pulaski High School FFA, stopped to visit Tammy Brzeczkowski of Dynamic Designs with a tray full of baked goodies on March 15. The members of the FFA showed their appreciation for local businesses and teachers by bringing them treats.

The 2011 annual Awards Dinner for ASPIRO was held on March 11, at The Swan Club in De Pere. ASPIRO provides services for people with disabilities to reach goals, connect community, and achieve independence. A volunteer award was presented at the dinner to Jim Cornette. The Volunteer Service Award is given to an individual for their volunteer efforts on behalf of individuals in our community with disabilities. This year’s recipient will be Jim Cornette. Jim opens up his home property to ASPIRO clients to fish and ride the trails for the past six years. He always accommodates the needs of both large and small groups that visit. Jim has reached out to others and ASPIRO is very thankful for his volunteer efforts.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Launchpad strikes back

Beneath the Stars band members Sean Hennessy, Alex Hu, Patrick Dueso, and Jacob Abegglen pose with fan Krista Neerdaels during a concert at The Carrot Tree. Beneath the Stars plans to perform at the local-band competition Launchpad.

By Jacob Abegglen On April 1, bands from Green Bay and the surrounding areas will be competing at the annual battle of the bands known as LaunchPad. This competition is for high school bands, formed outside of school, looking to showcase their talent. The bands will be performing in front of a panel of judges who will grade them based on both there songwriting, and performance. If selected as one of the three finalists, bands will move on to the regional compotation. The final award is the Les Paul Launchpad award, studio time, a performance at Summerfest, and a Yamaha equipment package for

their school. One such band from Pulaski, known as Beneath the Stars, will be competing. Its members include Jacob Abegglen, Alex Hu, Sean Hennessy, and Patrick Deuso. “We’re all very, super-dooper pumped about it,” said Deuso, drummer of Beneath the Stars. This year’s competition will be held at Chilton High School in Appleton. The doors open at 3:30 p.m., and the music starts at 4:00. Tickets are $6 for students and $7 for adults. Please come to support Beneath the Stars and this great event.

Calling all cancer survivors

Cancer Survivors: We want you! The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Pulaski will be held on April 9 in the Fred Kestly Fieldhouse at Pulaski High School. Cancer survivors from around the Pulaski Area are invited to take a victory lap and be cheered on by fellow participants as this annual event begins. If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor (remember, a survivor is someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, whether five years or five minutes ago), we want you to attend this meaningful part of a great day! For more information, please call Adam Sutter at American Cancer Society at (920) 321-1386, or just stop in at the Relay!

Middle School Reality Day seeks volunteers

On May 19, approximately 280 eighth grade students will participate in an interactive, hands-on financial literacy event called Reality Day. Business volunteers are needed to assist in booths such as real estate, insurance, apparel, groceries, government, child care, investments, and utilities helping students make wise financial choices based on their income. Students enter the event with a paycheck reflective of their career and a life status scenario which tells them if they are single, married or divorced and if they have children. They are

required to move through each booth purchasing services and products that meet their life status needs and if financially able, wants. You as a business representative would help them make wise choices and live within their means. In order for the day to run

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smoothly, 50 adult volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Diane Schmidtke at dlschmidtke@, or call (920) 822-6736. Help shape a student’s financial future by participating in Reality Day this year.


“You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.” ~Robert Collier

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Notice of Spring Electionand Sample Ballots

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD BALLOT Pulaski Community School District April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011 OFFICE OF THE PULASKI COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT CLERK TO THE ELECTORS OF PULASKI COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Villages of Pulaski, Hobart and Suamico, Towns of Pittsfield, Chase, Morgan, Little Suamico, Angelica, Maple Grove, Green Valley, Lessor, and Oneida Notice is hereby given of a nonpartisan spring election to be held in the several wards in the School District of Pulaski, on the 5th day of April

2011, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, IN THE SAMPLE BALLOT BELOW.

INFORMATION TO ELECTORS Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that

City, Village or Town of

Ballot Issued by:

(Initials of inspectors)

Elector’s Ballot Issued by:

any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice. At the spring election, where paper ballots are used, the elector shall make a cross (X) in the square at the right of the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person, whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write the name of the candidate of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.


(Initials of municipal clerk/deputy clerk)

an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in

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CERTIFICATION OF ELECTOR ASSISTANCE I certify that the within ballot was marked by me for an elector who is authorized under the law to have assistance upon request, and as directed by the elector.

(Signature of assisting individual)

Where marksense voting is used, the elector shall connect the arrow next to the candidate’s name for each office for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person, whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write the name of the candidate of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote

OFFICIAL SCHOOL BOARD BALLOT Pulaski Community School District For Shawano County

and connect the arrow next to the write-in line. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. If the elector spoils a ballot, he or she shall return it to an

April 5, 2011

election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Unofficial ballots or a memorandum to assist the elector in marking his or her ballot may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked. After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show. The elector shall leave the booth, deposit his or her folded ballots in the ballot boxes, or deliver the ballots to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly. After an official marksense ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting devise and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. If a central count system is used, the elector shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The elector shall leave the polling place promptly.


To vote for candidate, whose name is printed on the ballot, make a cross (X) in the square at the right of the name of the candidate for whom you desire to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, write the name in the blank space provided for the purpose.

School Board Member – Zone 4

Vote for one

School Board Member – Zone 6

Vote for one

Pam Denzer r

Donsia Strong Hill r Christine Vandenhouten r

An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.

their constituents and make decisions based on the best interests of students, residents, and the public at large.

Following are samples of the official ballots:

Trina Townsend – School District Clerk March 7, 2011

Christine L. Vandenhouten 4660 Wedgestone Ct., Hobart, WI 54155 920-609-7102 day time 920-434-1576 evening Family: H u s b a n d Kevin, Children: Derek (18), Logan (16), & Haley (12) Education: Earned PhD (Nursing Education) from Marquette University, MSN University of WI Oshkosh, BSN Marian College of Fond du Lac. Graduate Luxemburg-Casco High School Employment: Assistant Professor, University of WI Green Bay

Why am I running for a position on the Pulaski School Board? I am running for the School

Board Position for Zone 6 because I have the experience and education in education systems, assessment and benchmarking, and funding streams. Excellent schools are critical to the health of the community and I would like to ensure students develop into citizens who are active and engaged. These are particularly trying times with the erosion of state funding for schools and shifting of the burden of costs to local tax levy. Unfortunately this means making difficult choices about program funding. It is critical that consideration be given to sustainability of programs because it is more difficult to eliminate existing programs. The School Board needs to ensure all children are ready to learn and ensure students are ready to enter the workforce and/or continue their education.

Top Issues facing the district:

Greater accountability and financial transparency of school budgets. Board members must consider sustainability/ tax implications when making spending decisions, consider DPI School Finance Reform initiatives, and keep abreast of legislation impacting school funding. Maintaining rigorous academic standards and quality course offerings with reduced state funding.

When/where was I born?

I was born in 1963 and raised on a small family farm in New Franken, a small community east of Green Bay.

Community Involvement:

Ensuring access to up-to-date technology. Expand offerings of on-line and other distance- learning opportunities. While the Pulaski students had the highest average ACT composite score, the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses/exams is lower than 5 of 7 schools in our area. Establish benchmarks beyond state mandated testing (WKCE) to monitor progress and ensure continued skill development. Ensure open lines of communication between schools, teachers, students, and parents.

Positive Points in the Pulaski School District:

As a resident of the district for the past 18 years, I can honestly say I feel blessed to send my children to Pulaski schools. My family has benefitted from the challenging academic curricula as well as the PACE community programming. The fact that we consistently score above the state average in every subject of the WKCE exams and the average ACT composite score was the highest in the area demonstrates excellence in education. The op-

portunities afforded for involvement in clubs and sports related activities help provide for a well rounded student. The Pulaski music program is second to none.

Changes for the Pulaski School District:

1. Improved benchmarking and use of data to support continued achievement. 2. Improved web-based tools to ensure seamless education and communication between parents, students, teachers, and administrators. 3. Greater transparency of the budget. Job of the School Board Member: The job of the school board is to attend board meetings regularly, review materials in advance of the meeting, ask critical questions, seek clarity before voting, keep abreast of state educational mandates and approve policies that ensure district operations are in compliance. Perhaps the most challenging responsibility is development of the school budget based on the educational and strategic plans of the district. Among other things, board members need to maintain communication with

Chairperson United Way of Brown County Health and Wellness Impact Council; NEW Area Health Education Center Board of Directors; Howe Family Resource Center Community Assessment; Member Community Health Improvement Process: Brown County/ De Pere; Hillcrest Elementary School Multicultural Committee; Pulaski Relay 4 Life Committee & Run/ Walk chairperson; Volunteer Back to School Store; Volunteer for Brown County UW Extension Poverty Education (Simulations); former member Brown County Oral Health Partnership; former member Brown County Tobacco Free Coalition

Notable Accomplishments: I would say raising a

family while working full time and pursuing a PhD from Marquette University was quite an accomplishment. I am also very proud of my involvement in the United Way of Brown County and other service organizations. My work with the Brown County UW Extension providing Poverty Simulations to many local organizations including the Ashwaubenon School District also demonstrates my commitment to ensuring all are provided the opportunity to succeed.

Editor’s note: Due to limited space, questionnaires were sent only to candidates in contested races.

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Donsia Strong Hill 1002 Riverdale Dr. 920-494-1990 Education: Lindblom Technical High School, Diploma; Illinois State University, Bachelor of Science, Home Economics; John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctorate. Employment: Self-employed attorney, small business-owner Why do you wish to serve on the Pulaski Community District Board of Education? I believe that a strong and vibrant school district plays an extremely important role in our community. I want to serve on behalf of our children and adult learners to support this vision, empower staff and leadership to do so. What will be the primary issues of concern if you are elected to the Board? The Pulaski School District has a tradition of benefitting our children, a reputation of educational excellence and community pride. The current proposed budget reductions challenge our school district in ways not before imagined. We face the loss of excellent veteran teachers, the continuing need to realign our curriculum, and rapidly deteriorating facilities. In spite of these challenges, my focus has to be on sustaining and improving student achievement. I would advocate to creatively meet these challenges by empowering staff to innovate, further exploring the appropriate use and deployment of technology and taking a balanced, fiscally responsible approach to addressing needed capital projects. Another area of interest is the counseling that district should offer students. Whether it is transitioning students from school to work or from high school to the college of their choice, I would advocate for administration to ensure student counseling services meet these needs. If we do what is in the best interest of kids, we will be doing what is in the best interest of our community. What do you see as some of the positive points in the Pulaski School District? When my family moved to the area 16 years ago, we did so because of the reputation of the Pulaski school district. When our family later relocated to Hobart, we moved where we could remain in the Pulaski school district. It is important to me, and to my family that the Pulaski community supports the schools and the schools support the people. I have had three sons attend district schools; no two with the same learning style. However, each one was met where he was and supported to succeed. The Pulaski School District is not afraid to take a critical look at itself and evolve our strength. What would you like to see changed in the Pulaski Community School District? I would like to see the facilities better maintained as well as provide more access to the various schools’ sports facilities to insure continued community support. I would also like to see optimal utilization of existing facilities before the school district takes on development of new facilities. What do you believe the job of the Board of Education involves? The Board has the responsibility of advocating for kids, determining policy for the conduct and management of our schools, providing leadership and community oversight by serving as a bridge from the local tax community to

the district. It acts in an advisory capacity to the superintendent to ensure students gain the skills necessary for employment and higher education. What do you feel are your qualifications for running? I am a good listener. I work well with a team. I have an enormous desire to do what is right for our kids. Since my appointment to the board in October, I have attended the Wisconsin Association for School Board’s convention and workshops and received training on the national core curriculum standards from CESA 7. I have participated in school board deliberations on various issues. I have been trained as a lawyer and work in public finance. Whenever the board moves to deliberate on a proposed bond offering, my background could provide the board with additional support to analyze proposals, schedules and other materials presented to the district to achieve the best result. In addition, I have worked as a juvenile prosecutor in both delinquency and child protection matters. Last, I serve on the boards for two universities which provides me with insight of higher education that could be valuable for our district’s students. When and where were you born? I was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1960.

Keith Chambers 421 Nancy Lane Pulaski, WI 54162 Education: Pulaski High School 1973 Post High School Course Work – Business Management Employment: Co-owner Wichlacz Lumber Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski President? I have held the Village President position for the last six years. I have seen what it’s been and what it could be. I am currently working with many knowledgeable people within other municipalities to compare situations and possibilities for the future. I have the knowledge, dedication and willingness to work with everyone to make our Village a place where we all take pride in living in the Village of Pulaski. What will the primary issues of concern if you are elected as Village of Pulaski President? With the yet to be adopted Wisconsin budget, my primary concerns are a moving target. I will however list my main ideas that I do not see as changing. That no matter where the budget takes us, we should do everything in our power to keep our employees employed. We may need to adjust work shifts and reduce some repairs or services offered by the Village. No employee will receive overtime pay. We need the Village to go ahead with the new Village Hall project. Right now is the time to take advantage of the low interest rates and availability of contractors. If we don’t do something now rather than later, those two factors along with needed repairs to keep the current building in operation will end up costing the

What community activities are you actively involved in? University of Wisconsin Green Bay - Council of Trustees Illinois State University – College of Applied Science and Technology Dean’s Advisory Board The New North, Inc. Board of Directors St. Mary’s Hospital - A Woman’s Place - Advisory Board Pulaski Community School District Excellence Task Force What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life? First, and foremost I am most proud of my husband/marriage and my three children. I am the first person in my family to attend college, graduate and obtain a post-secondary degree. I put myself through law-school while working full-time. Most of my legal career has been spent as a public servant. In addition, I have had the opportunity to serve as: Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Women’s Fund Grants Committee Chairperson Hillcrest Elementary School Multicultural Day Volunteer Classroom Mom Science Interest Fair Volunteer Madison Trip Chaperone (2006, 2008) Finally, I have been a small business owner for over 10 years.

Village more in the long run. Part of cost reduction is in gaining efficiencies in the way staff personnel performs their jobs. Under current conditions it will be almost impossible to gain any ground in that area due to the existing layout of the building. Our needs have dramatically changed over the years in relation to what the building was designed to accomplish. What do you see as some of the positive points in Pulaski? Pulaski has a small town atmosphere which more and more people are looking for. It leaves a sense of security and community togetherness. We have a strong and dedicated school district for our children. Area service clubs sponsor one of the largest polka festivals in the country which brings in new people each year to experience the small town festival atmosphere. We make people feel good. What would you like to see changed in Pulaski? I’d like to see everyone pull together for the benefit of the community. Meaning…I would like the community to take a moment and become involved, do some research, listen or even read what is going on in our community. If everyone becomes informed, we all would work together and create a closer community to ensure the Village’s future. We need to make our community a positive experience in every way. What do you think the job of Village of Pulaski President involves? As Village President, a person should be able to communicate, organize and prioritize job functions. In Pulaski’s case this includes some duties that may fall on other positions which the Village currently does not have. This position must be able to see the future, bring the people together and promote new business and families. What do you feel are your qualifications for running? I’ve been on the Village Board for 18 years with the past 6 years as President. I’ve seen a lot of change in local government over that time frame. I have worked

to help the Village operate as a business entity that is in place to perform customer service related activities. I feel that we have grown over the years and need to continue moving forward keeping up with the times. When and where were you born? I was born in Green Bay on September 6, 1955. What community activities are you actively involved in? I am on the Assumption BVM Parish Council, a member of the Tri-County Optimist, President of the Pulaski Economic Development Corporation, Pulaski Knights of Columbus, and the Brown County Municipal Issues Committee. Please indicate any additional comments you may have? I have been married to Lynn for 36 years; have two adult children, and four grandchildren.

Ronald Kryger 272 Summit St. 920-822-5327 Education: Assumption BVM, Pulaski High School Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski President? Pulaski has always been a cooperative forward-moving community working together for the taxpayers. The village will face challenges that will require revision, leadership, and professionalism. We will work closely with the village board to attain the goals of the community. What will the primary issues of concern if you are elected as Village of Pulaski President? Top issues facing the Village and what to do: street repair, high property taxes, space in village hall, parks improvement, downtown vitalization are the main issues of vital importance. There are many things to be openly discussed before hard decisions must be made. Cost: We must establish the difference between wants, present and future needs, and affordability. We cannot buy above budget because it would be nice and interest is cheap. Residents must join in with the village trustees and explore and discuss economically feasible solutions that are affordable to our taxpayers. Pulaski has proven time and again that it can, it will work together to accomplish its goals. Vote and let’s start. What do you see as some of the positive points in Pulaski? The village has grown with the cooperation of all of its residents. It has always been communityminded citizens bonding together for a common goal for the betterment of Pulaski. What would you like to see changed in Pulaski? The village board and the taxpayers need all the information

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available for them to make proper choices for the village. We need new ideas, sharing of ideas, and respect for the people offering the ideas. I will work for more open government to get more city participation. What do you think the job of Village of Pulaski President involves? The village president must get out and meet with the people. “Pulaski is where quality living begins.” The village president must coordinate the efforts of its residents and its board. It must be open to all. What do you feel are your qualifications for running? I have experience, a background of management, a vision for Pulaski of reduced debt, concern for the people, and most of all a desire to work for and with the village board and all Pulaski residents. When and where were you born? I was born November, 1 1940 in Pulaski, Wisconsin. What community activities are you actively involved in? I am a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society, a charter member of Friends of NEW Charities serving as treasurer, a member of the Commission on Aging, Treasurer of McDonald’s Breakfast Club and formerly: Brown County Planning Commission, Assumption BVM President, Assumption BVM Trustee Secretary, Pulaski Parks Committee, Boy Scouts Executive Committee, Past secretary of NEW Paramedic Rescue Squad, Pulaski Village President ten years and Pulaski Village trustee nine years. What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life? I worked with the village board to complete a new water tower which improved health and safety to the community. I worked with the village residents to bring inhouse paramedic services to our area. Pulaski has worked together to get medical doctors, doctors of dentistry, and doctors of chiropractics, and doctors of veterinarics to our community. Additionally, park facilities were added as was Frisbee golf and a fishing pond and dock facilities and playgrounds. Pulaski residents can stitch their chests out with pride. A lot was accomplished and we can again work together to accomplish more. Please indicate any additional comments you may have? Community effort is need for the village. We will need added participation and interest. In the past we have worked together; we did accomplish our goals to show care and concern for all. A change is needed for this to happen. Vote on April 5. Please get out and vote!

Thursday, March 24, 2011 accomplishment in my life. I am also very proud of my career as a law enforcement officer in this community.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have. 

What would you like to see changed in Pulaski?

I would like to see what I call progressive changes. Like everyone I am glad to see growth and development of our community.  But we must not forget our downtown.  We must develop a partnership with the business owners and the village to keep all of the buildings full and our town as diverse and productive as possible.

Edward Krause 159 E. Glenbrook Dr. 920-621-6105 Education: Graduate of Pulaski High School, Milwaukee Area Technical College (Police Science) Numerous other in-service trainings Employment:  Retired Pulaski Police Dept. after 28 years,  Prearrangement and after care specialist Marnocha Funeral Home in Pulaski and Ryan Funeral Home in DePere.

Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski Trustee:

I have chosen to run for reelection to make a positive difference in the community. I have seen a lot of new programs start in the Village and I would like to stay and see them completed.

What will be the primary concerns if you are elected as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

My main concern is to maintain the highest quality of services available and yet be fiscally sound. With the latest economic down turns, I am proud that the Village has been able to maintain its lever of services without any layoffs or job cuts.  We were able to maintain all of these levels with the most minimal level of tax increases.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

To oversee the operations and responsibilities of the Village of Francis Karchinski Pulaski. Even more it to planed 619 First Street for the future of this community.  Pulaski, WI 54162 This position is also the communi920-822-5470 ties voice in our government and it is our responsibility to represent the views of our community.  It is also to maintain the highest Education: Pulaski High quality of life for our citizens. School and NWTC (Paramedic) Employment: Aspirus  What do you feel are your MedEvac and New London qualifications for running? I am a life long resident of the Family Medical center Why are you running for a community. i have been able to see how the Village is run from position as Village of Pulaski the outside as a 28year employee, Trustee? and now from the inside as an I believe it is a opportunity to active board member.  It is this a part of Village of Pulaski and balance that I bring to the table making a difference in local govthat makes me a good candidate ernment by serving as a Trustee to continue my service to the What will be the primary community.  As they say, you issues of your concern if you can’t plan the future if you don’t know your past.  I have lived in are selected as Village of this community my entire life, Pulaski Trustee? We have many issues that are and have spent the better portion of my life protecting and serving currently being looked at which includes economic development the residents in this community.   Where and when were and growth , a new village hall, operating our village within its you born? I was born in Pulaski in 1953.  budget as support from the state I am married to my wife also from continues to decline. What do you see as some Pulaski in 1978.

I am a past member of the Pulaski Optimist Club, also a past What do you see as some member of the Pulaski Volunteer of the positive points in Rescue Squad, and a Past member Pulaski? First and foremost of the Chamber of Commerce.  I is the school system in Pulaski.  am a member of the Pulaski HisThat is a compliment to every- torical Society. one in our school district to be so   What notable accomsupportive of our children.  The plishments would you like second positive thing is the citi- to mention that you have zens of our community and our area.  They help each other, roll achieved in your life? I am proudest of first and foreup their sleeves and pitch in when most my family.  Having a career there is a job to get done.  Their work ethics are the best I have in law enforcement you realize how fast a life can change in an ever seen. instant.  Having a family that loves and supports you is my best

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

Being a long time resident of Pulaski, I feel like I know what the concerns of Pulaski residences I would like to thank the are and I feel like those residences Pulaski News for the opportunity feel comfortable expressing what to present some of my thoughts. concerns them in Pulaski. When and where were you I would also like to thank the community for the support in born? my campaign for this position.  I was born in the Township of I would also encourage any one Pittsfield in 1949. who has further questions that I What community activicould answer for them to contact ties are you actively involved me at their convenience.  Thank in? you again and please remember Past volunteer EMT for Trito vote. County Rescue Squad. Past volunteer for the Senior Center in Pulaski.

What do you think the job of Pulaski Trustee involves?

What community activities are you actively involved in?

on issues that effect all of the residents of Pulaski

of the positive points in Pulaski?

Pulaski has an excellent school system. Pulaski has a safe environment for our children to grow up in. Pulaski has public services that are better than most other communities that are larger than Pulaski. What would like to see changed in Pulaski? Business come into the down town area, Jobs coming into the community What do you think the Job of Village of Pulaski Trustee involves? Listening to the concerns of the people of Pulaski. Making good decisions based on facts, and input from the community

Obtained my paramedic license, a flight paramedic with Eagle III. Becoming a Village Trustee

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What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

The construction of new Village Hall where currently, we’re not trying to consider the economy. Also, where and how to pay for their projects as well as Highway 160-32 reconstruction and leave our street proposal on hold and now with the governor cutting back where we get the money.

What would you like to see changed in Pulaski?

New economic development, construction of our streets, and the way our taxes are spent the best way for our dollars.

What do you think the job of Village of Pulaski Trustee involves?

To listen to people who elect you not just go with other board members. Vote for on issues that pertain to what taxpayers pay for.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

I attended nearly all village board meetings for the last two years and have had good support in the last two elections.

When and where were you born? St. Mary’s Green Bay.

What community activities are you involved in? Gerald Wojkiewicz 238 Williams St P.O Box 55 Pulaski WI, 54162 822-5724

Education: Eight years St. Stanislaus Hofa Park, four years Pulaski High School Employment: Self-Employed Resident of 37 years

Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

I’ve attended the meetings and think I have enough people who want to see a change on board.

I am a church member usher and at ABVM.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

I lived Pulaski for 37 years and have had two daughters graduate from Pulaski High School.

Please indicate any additional comments you have.

Before we can go ahead for new faculties we need to look at new industry first and have an open mind as to where and how to spend the taxpayers’ money on large projects. Set your sights on large priorities first.

Thursday, March 24, 2011 What do you see as some of the positive points in Pulaski?

The positives of the Village are its citizens, the schools and the high quality of our students and our workers. This has given Pulaski opportunities in the past and we need to focus on these positives as we address the future.

What would you like to see changed in Pulaski?

Reed Woodward 240 Fourth Ave. Pulaski, WI 54162

Education: AA Degree in Police Administration Barton Community College, Great Bend, KS Certified Public Managers Program, UW Madison, WI

Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

I was appointed to a vacancy on the Village Board in August 2008. I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Pulaski and wish to continue.

What will be the primary concerns if you are elected as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

There have been tremendous upheaval and changes lately in both the way private companies and local government will have to operate to deal with the future. As a member of the village board it will be our responsibility to adapt to those changes in a fiscally responsible manner. I will do everything I can to move forward without depleting the reserves the village worked for so many years to put the village on solid financial footing. I have been in favor of moving forward to plan a new village hall. The need has been there for many years. The conditions have hampered the ability of our employees to work efficiently and productively. If the voters tell the board No, do not build a new village hall, I intend on following their wishes. The needs will still be there, we will have to deal with them as best we can.

What do you see as some of the positive points in Pulaski?

I would like a much more aggressive effort on business retention and growth. We have a vacant industrial park. We need to be aggressively court small to medium industries to consider building or relocating in Pulaski.

What do you think the job of Pulaski Trustee involves?

To do all we can to properly prepare for the future, not forgetting our past and what made this such a wonderful village to work in, raise our children in. To keep the focus on the school/community philosophy and ensure it continues to the future generations.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

I feel I am qualified to serve as a trustee. I was a Police Chief for 22 years. I am a Certified Public Manager and I enjoy serving the community.

Where and when were you born?

I was born in Wausau, Wisconsin. I lived in the Town of Weston until I graduated from D.C. Everest High School.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

Lately most of my community involvement revolves around my responsibilities as a village board member. A past involvement that I’m very proud of was being one of the founding members of the Pulaski Pride Committee. Wow, they got a lot of very positive things accomplished.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

I am proud of what I accomplished as police chief. I’m proud to have been President of the Wisconsin Chief’s of Police Association, and proud to have been President of the Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Managers. Personally I’m proudest for being a good father and husband.

Jim Resick 630 Johnson St., Pulaski 822-3139 eve & weekends; 920-217-0780 weekdays (cell) Education: M.A. in Agricultural & Applied Economics, UWMadison, 1985; B.S. in Environmental Resources, Penn State University, 1976 Employment: Community Development Educator, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Outagamie County

Why are you running for a position as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

I am running for Pulaski Village Trustee because I believe I can contribute to making Pulaski a better place to live, work and raise a family. As a 10-year resident I am a relative newcomer, but I think that having lived and worked elsewhere I bring fresh perspective to what the village can become.

What will be the primary concerns if you are elected as Village of Pulaski Trustee?

My primary issues of concern if elected would be… Decision on a new municipal service building. I believe we should construct a new municipal building to alleviate crowding and to improve customer service, but that we should do so in a manner that reduces annual operating costs of the building – by being more energy-efficient for example. I also feel it should be built in or near the downtown, in order to complement existing and future business and to create a focal point for the community. State revenue sharing cuts. If enacted, these cuts will require that we re-examine priorities among services provided by the Village, and that we then determine what levels of service to provide. I would ask tough questions about what services cost, what outcomes we expect, and how best to achieve our service goals. “We’ve always done it that way” is not an acceptable answer with today’s fiscal challenges. Reconstruction of Pulaski Street and Hwy. 32 downtown. I believe the 2013-14 reconstruction project presents both a problem and an opportunity. The problem is that – absent good communication and cooperation – we will have serious disruption of resident and visitor traffic and related business. The opportunity is that we can use the time leading up to and during reconstruction to plan and organize for a more vibrant downtown. Every community needs a civic, economic and visually pleasing center – the downtown – in order to reinforce a sense of pride in the community. Without this, I believe wider economic development anywhere in the community is hampered. Street reconstruction over time. I would like the Village to put more emphasis on its 5-year capital improvement plan, and have it reflected in the annual budget. Along with vehicles, we should plan to accommodate safer walking and biking by residents. This will contribute to the overall physical health of our citizens, to greater social contact, and to a more enjoyable lifestyle. We should look to be a “livable community”, as opposed to just a bedroom community.

One positive point about Pulaski is that it is proud of its ethnic heritage, yet residents remain open to other cultures and to community newcomers. Another positive is the value Pulaski residents place on the education of both children and adults – a commitment to lifelong learning evident in its excellent schools, library, and community education program.

What would you like to see changed in Pulaski?

I feel we need to find more meaningful ways for citizens – including youth and elderly – to participate in Pulaski’s governance and community development. As taxpayers, we can’t expect government to do everything that is needed to make a great community. Citizens might be more willing to volunteer their time and talent in bettering the community if sincerely invited to do so.

What do you think the job of Pulaski Trustee involves?

I think the job of Village Trustee involves: due diligence in analyzing all sides of public issues, maintaining open communication and trust with citizens, managing taxpayer money as responsibly as we would our own personal money, and setting aside personal agendas to serve the greater good.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

25 years of community development experience.Background in government operations, primarily as advisor to county governments Experience in facilitating strategic planning for municipalities and nonprofit organizations

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Past service on nonprofit boards – Northeast Wisconsin Community Action Program, Wolf River Habitat for Humanity, Shawano Area Chamber of Commerce, and Shawano Area Community Foundation.

Where and when were you born?

I was born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, (now part of the merger community of Northern Cambria, PA) in 1954.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

I am currently active in Friends of Haiti projects, sponsored locally by Assumption BVM Church. I serve on the board of directors of Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, a group that works for permanent protection of natural lands in cooperation with private landowners.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

Some of my notable accomplishments include: co-founding the leadership development program called Leadership Shawano County; helping launch successful Shawano and Tigerton downtown revitalization programs; convening civic leaders in the creation of Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc. (development corporation); and, raising two wonderful daughters (both graduates of PHS) with my wife Jackie.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have:

Thank you for considering me as candidate for Pulaski Village Trustee on April 5th!


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- Thursday, March 24, 2011

Music for Moderns Concert honored by guest artist Sgt. Wendt By Laura Dahms he Pulaski High School SymT phonic Band, Concert Band, and Wind Ensemble treated audiences with fun and unique music selections at the Music for Moderns Concert on March 8 at 7 p.m. The talent of the students in the PHS bands is obvious; the audience can hear that all musicians have a passion for their individual, as well as collaborative success. The Symphonic Band, directed by Daniel W. Tewalt, started things off with the songs “West Side Story,” “Cole’s Song (from

Mr. Holland’s Opus),” and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson, meticulously arranged for the band by Director Daniel Tewalt. The next band was the Concert Band, directed by D. Thomas Busch. They performed “Saint Thomas,” “Novo Lenio,” “Variations on a Korean Fold Song,” and “Selections from Disney/Pixar’s ‘Up.’” The Wind Ensemble, also directed by D. Thomas Busch, took the stage after the Concert Band. They played “Burnished Gold and Army Blue” to start;

Jane Wendt, holding grandson Axel Wendt, Sgt. Zachary Wendt, and Lon Wendt smile after Sgt. Wendt performed with the PHS bands on March 8.

Prior to the Music for Moderns concert, Sgt. Zachary Wendt offered lessons to musicians in the PHS band. He is pictured giving Nate Leigh, a trombonist in the Concert Band, some advice for the trombone.

afterwards, the guest artist of the night was welcomed to the stage for the next song. The guest artist was Sergeant Zachary Wendt, U.S.M.C, who graced Pulaski with his presence and talent on the trombone. Sgt. Wendt is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Band at Quantico Base in Virginia. The son of Lon and Jane Wendt, Sgt. Wendt is a 2001 graduate of Pulaski High School and a UW-Stevens Point 2005 graduate. From UWSteven’s Point, he achieved a Bachelors of Music in Trombone Performance. He is currently a trombonist, guitarist, vocalist, and arranger in the Quantico Band, in which he leads the rock band and Dixieland band sections. He has performed with world-renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, American Idol finalist Jasmine Trias, performed at half-time shows for New York Giants and Washington Wizard games, and his rock band has opened for Black Eyed Peas, Little Big Town, and Daughtry. Sgt. Wendt played beautifully with the PHS Wind Ensemble during the songs “Annie Laurie,” “Concertino Opus 4,” and “Rolling Tunder March.” The Wind Ensemble also played the epic song “The Ascension” by Robert. W. Smith, which included vocal accompaniment by the musicians. The additional talent of Sgt. Wendt was quite an honor and privilege to hear, but the musical enjoyment did not end with the Wind Ensemble. He then went on to play some additional songs with the trombone and euphonium section of the band. Also, during his time practicing with the PHS bands, Sgt. Wendt had put together a band consisting of pianist Director Daniel Tewalt, drummer Dayton Wellner, bassist Nate Leigh, guitarist Brent Harkonen, and himself on the guitar and vocals. At the concert, they performed several rock songs, including “Crossroads” by Eric Clapton and “Day Tripper” by the Beatles. The band did a great job with the songs, and the audience, young and old, enjoyed the catchy tunes. The 2011 Music for Moderns Concert ended with a very appreciative standing ovation for Sgt. Wendt. Pulaski thanks and honors him for the contribution and sacrifices he has made for our country. The community is very proud of him. The Pulaski High School band program is also a source of great pride for the community, and to see Sgt. Zachary Wendt and the bands play together was an extreme delight.

Whitt gives back to band

By Laura Dahms orey Whitt, son of Jodyne C and Jason Whitt, graduated from Pulaski High School in 2010. His commitment to the PHS band and music programs, however, never stopped. As the 2009 to 2010 Pulaski High School Band President, Whitt was a huge asset to the band. He is now a freshman at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he will major in saxophone performance under the direction of internationally-recognized saxophonist and distinguished artist, Dr. John Sampen. “Bowling Green is an amazing school for music, but it is tough. I practice for four hours each day. The professors are great and challenge us to constantly improve with practice, practice, practice,” said Whitt. In the past year, Whitt has performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference in Chicago; his quartet won the Bowling Green State University Chamber Competition; he has participated in a Master’s Class with Professor Deborah Rich

Meyer, as well as participating in two concerts in Toledo, Ohio. In March 2010, Corey was recognized by the WSMA with an Exemplary Soloist Award for his performance of Paul Creston’s Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano. “Music is such an emotional experience. It’s part of the human experience. I can connect with music, and I love sharing it with others,” said Whitt. On March 9, Whitt made a visit to Pulaski High School to help students with their Solo and Ensemble pieces. “Solo and Ensemble is a unique opportunity for students to perform where they otherwise couldn’t. Students can develop their musicianship further by studying a piece of music for a lengthy amount of time,” said Whitt. Whitt also said, “Helping PHS musicians with their pieces

was a unique chance to practice teaching, while at the same time sharing my passion for music with them. Hopefully I inspired them to strive to do better.” Not only did Whitt assist the saxophone section, but he also listened and gave advice to performers of all instruments. Each student appreciated Whitt’s input and remarked that their solo or ensemble piece would be greatly benefited by Whitt’s experience and talent in music. Vandercook Director of Jazz Studies and saxophone professor Tony Kidonakis said of Whitt after hearing him play, “I can’t begin to tell you how impressed the professors and students are with your talent, energy, and enthusiasm… I believe you would make others want to improve themselves as they witness your work ethic and passion for music and people.”

The Pulaski Wind Ensemble Saxophone Section stands with past member Corey Whitt, who came to share his musical expertise with the band on March 9.

Corey Whitt, 2010 Pulaski graduate, helps senior band member Candice Matuszak with her part in a saxophone ensemble piece on March 9 when he volunteered to assist band members with their upcoming Solo and Ensemble performances.

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Sunnyside Choir peforms at CP Telethon

The Sunnyside Choir, under the direction of Christine Nimmer, prepares to sing with Randy Peterson at the CP Telethon on March 6.

The top donators to the CP Telethon from Sunnyside Elementary School hold present the check that totaled to an amount of $3,761.80.

Two options for the proposed New Village hall, Municipal Court & Police Station for Pulaski.

Sunnyside Elementary School contributed to the Cerebral Palsy Telethon again this year. As a school, Sunnyside raised a total of $3,761.80. Choir members collected from businesses, family, and friends. There was also a school-wide collection in the younger grades and a penny war in the upper grades. The generosity of the Sunnyside community alone brought in $2,000 just from the class collections of coins in one week’s time. The top individual choir contributors this year were Katelyn Petter, Brooke Steeno, Hailey Micolichek, Morgan Wasurick, and Kira Zeinert. These individuals presented the final check on behalf of Sunnyside at the CP Telethon. These individuals also received a variety of certificates and prizes that were given out by the CP Center. The top contributing classrooms from grades Kindergarten, first, and second were Sara Larsen, Kimberly Silvers, and Michelle Fjelstad. The winning classrooms from the penny war were Matthew Juley, Molly Brotski/Patricia Fullerton, and Joanne Lundy. These classes received incentives, such as a choice of either an extra half hour of phy-ed time, recess time, game time in the music room, an art activity, or popcorn and a movie. The elementary choir, along with music teacher Christie Nimmer, presented the check on behalf of the Sunnyside community on March 6 at the CP Telethon. The choir sang “Jazz,” under the direction of Christie Nimmer and three other songs with children’s song writer and entertainer Randy Peterson. Those songs were “Proud This Day,” “If You Want to Be A Friend,” and “Picture Day.” The

Sunnyside Elementary choir will perform with Randy Peterson in Randy’s Family Concert at the Weidner Center on April 30. Sunnyside choir members are Samantha Barlament, Sam Brodhagen, Emily Bukowiec, Grace Christiansen, Zoe Clough, Gabby Engels, Chelsea Gilson, Wesley Hibbard, Alaina Jacobetti, Justin Jadin, Taylor Kellner, Raymond Niec, Katelyn Petter, Calla Wertel, Lauryn Wessely, Karli Bornhofer, Payton Brancefield , Katie Christiansen, Kendra Drafz, Kolin Farrar, Hailey Kraynik, Emily Kuske, Isabel Majewski, Gabriel Pagel, Benjamin Petroll, Malorie Schultz, Courtney Faucett, Samantha Faucett, Julia Johnson, Hana Kitchenmaster, James Konrad, Sarah Kurowski, Emma Niec, Sophia Pautz, Julia Prien, Josie Wesoloski, Taylor Williquette, McKayla Zastrow, Micaela Hansen, Hannah Petroll, Annalise Splan, Brooke Steeno, Jaclyn Willems, Ashley Zuge, Emma Dziengeleski, Selena L., Becky Mikulsky, Haylie Moe, Kira Zeinert, Cole Hanlin, Mara Grasse, Amanda Johnson, Sydney Johnson, Kennedy Koehne, Cassondra Klaus, Haley Micolochek, Kendra Meyers, Kendra Murphy, Autumn Rettke, Tessa Slaby, Morgan Wasurick Christie Nimmer, who organized this event, wants to thank everyone who contributed to the Cerebral Palsy Telethon. It is great to be part of such a generous and giving community! The choir represented Sunnyside well at the telethon. “I couldn’t be more proud of the community and students of Sunnyside, and I would like to especially thank Ruth Ann Voelz, Wendy Derenne, and Sunnyside Student Council, and all the parents for all their help during the collection for CP,” said Nimmer.

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- Thursday, March 24, 2011 Town Chairman for seven and a half years.

When are where were you born?

I was born in 1941 in Milwaukee and grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin, on my grandparents’ farm.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

In addition to being chairman, I’m serving for six years as the President of the Board of Directors for Tri-County Fire Dept., and I am also Treasurer of N.E.W. Rescue.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for four and a half years and worked for U.S.D.A. for eight years. I have been farming and raising a family in Angelica for 41 years.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residence of Angelica for allowing me to serve as their chairman and would like to do so in the future. Thank you all!

Barney Eckberg W1667 Hillside Dr. Pulaski, WI 54162 920 822.2042

issues of your concern if you are elected Angelica Town Board Chairperson?

In these economic times, we will continue to move forward and to provide the services which are mandated by the state. Unlike Madison and Washington, we have been able to live within our budget without overburdening the residents.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the Town of Angelica? Richard Smith W2092 Church Dr. Pulaski, WI 54162 715-758-8039

Angelica is unique in that we have the agricultural and residential communities working together. We have some growth, but not too much.

Education: Four and a half years University of WisconsinMadison Employment: Good salesman, part-time farmer and Town Chairman

In the last 40 years, I have seen a lot of changes in the town. We have been able to maintain our rural atmosphere, and I would like to continue in the direction.

Why are you running for a position as Angelica Town Board Chairperson?

Having been the Town Chairman for the past seven and a half years, I would like to continue to work and lead the town in the same direction we have been headed in the last few years.

What will be the primary

What would you like to see changed in Angelica?

What do you think the job of Angelica Town Board Chairperson involves?

The job involves knowing where to go to find the answers to the problems of the residents.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running? I was Zoning Chairman for seven years and have been the

I am running for Angelica Town Board Chairman because I believe we have numerous issues that are not being addressed. Among the issues are the roads and the budget. We need to do more to preserve our roads as we don’t have enough money to reconstruct them as often as they need reconstruction. If I am elected I will schedule a series of meetings on different days and at different times for ALL TOWN RESIDENTS to attend to talk about where they want the town to go with the roads and if they can see anything we can do different with our finances as they exist. We are entering a whole new area with the new state aid financial situation. The town of Angelica and the surrounding areas are excellent areas to live and raise a family. I would like to see more people involved in the town government and I will work to make the town meetings more people friendly. It’s time the people started to run the government not the government running the people. I was born in Oconto, Wisconsin, in 1941 and graduated from Oconto High in 1959. I lived and worked in the Green Bay area most of my life and moved to Angelica in 2000. I purchased my property in 1995. During my work life, I was involved in everything from working on the railroad to working historic street restoration too estimating and project management in construction. I feel my experience working with people and problems would be an asset to the town government. As outside activities I work with Evergreen Productions. I have performed in two shows and worked on several construction projects for the shows. This is all voluntary work. I also did some maintenance work for the Green Bay Community Theater.

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When and where were you born?

I was born December 12, 1973, in Brown County, Wisconsin

What community activities are you involved in? Pulaski Lions Club

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life? Greg P. Van Asten N4825 Center Street Krakow, WI 54137 (920) 899-3320 Education:(College) Bachelor of Science Degree from the University Of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Major: Public Administration & Policy Analysis Minor: Small City Analysis (High School) Pulaski High School

Two accomplishments would be my college degree in Public Administration and managing a successful business.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

I would like to thank everyone who supported me in the election in 2009, and I would appreciate your future support.

Employment:General Manager, Van Asten’s Plumbing & Heating – Pulaski

Why are you running for a position as an Angelica Supervisor?

I am running to continue my work as Town Supervisor. I have been interested in the workings of government my whole life. I want to use my experience from the last two years and my college degree to continue to serve my Township as Supervisor.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Angelica Supervisor?

To continue to deliver the best services the Town can offer in a time where state aide to local governments will likely be cut significantly. Another concern I have is increased road building costs associated with the rising oil and gasoline prices.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the Town of Angelica?

One of the most positive points about the Township of Angelica is its residents. They have strong family values, and a great work ethic. Another positive point is that the Township is predominantly rural. The Township has a nice blend of agricultural and wooded areas, a true Wisconsin landscape.

What would you like to see changed in the Town of Angelica?

I would like to see an emphasis on looking for efficiencies in the Town workings. Tight budgets will demand that tough decisions be made. Residents also need a quick response to their concerns and leadership with new ideas looking toward the Township’s future.

What do you think the job of Angelica Supervisor involves?

The job of Supervisor involves listening to the residents concerns and acting on those concerns while being fair and equitable to all the residents. It also involves providing the best services possible while still keeping spending at a minimum and taxes low.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

My qualifications are my experience as a business person, my education in government and land use planning, and my experience on the Town board.

Richard Ferfecki N4809 Dreamland Dr. Krakow, WI 54137 899-3303

Education: 12 years plus five years at NWTC night classes Employment: Raise hay and work part time at Vern’s Hardware

Why are you running for a position as an Angelica Supervisor?

Since 1996, I was involved with the town of Angelica, serving on the planning committee and attending most of the town meetings. I believe that I can further my involvement as a town supervisor.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the town of Angelica?

There is a lot of marginal farmland in the town leaving room for residential growth in our township and because we have A-290 zoning in our township and a density ratio of one home per ten acres, as a town we must work in harmony with farmers who provide us with food and life.

What would you like to see changed in Angelica?

Concentrate on development around Krakow, Angelica, and Zachow and make our hamlets more appealing to the eye.

What do you think the job of Angelica Supervisor involves?

Working for the good of all people and controlling spending.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

I have a high school diploma and have attended five years of NWTC night classes for farm

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management and dairy science. I have served on the Pulaski/ Chase Cooperative Board for 20 years, 13 of which were served as a chairman of the Board. I served on the Angelica Planning and Zoning Committee since 1996, the last six as Chairman. I served on the Planning Commission, which consisted of seven members. I also served on the Advisory Committee in order to adopt the county Comprehensive Plan, which will be adopted by the county shortly. I would like to add that the committee members that I served with took the job seriously and did a good job.

When and where were you born?

September, 4 1937, in the town of Little Suamico.

What community activities are you currently involved with?

None at the moment other than the town involvement.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

My wife Judy and I raised four children: Kevin, Karen, Keith, Kurt. Also, we have seven grandchildren and one on the way. I proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve for seven years. I owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Angelica for 40 years. I am overseeing the town’s adoptions of a Comprehensive Plan that will help the tax base and offer the people who live in the town of Angelica more flexibility. I kept involved to get farmers better prices for their products by serving on committees and attending meetings with Land-OLakes, etc.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

Throughout the years I have made a lot of friends in the town serving on the Planning Committee, Planning Commission, and Advisory Board. Even if I don’t get the position of supervisor, I still hope the best for the town of Angelica and will continue to work for its future. I would like to add that tough decisions are not always popular; it’s the outcome that is important, and don’t believe in idle promises.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected Angelica Supervisor?

According to state mandate the town of Angelica has to have a comprehensive plan in place, as well as all townships and towns in the state of Wisconsin. Number one is to keep comprehensive the plan in place and on track, which includes A-290 with the county plan, and to find a way to clean up abandoned buildings in Krakow.

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Wilbert Lewis W674 Deer Drive Pulaski, WI 54162 (920) 822-5081 Why are you running for a position as Angelica supervisor?

I’m running for the position of supervisor for the town of Angelica because I always had an interest in local government.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected Angelica supervisor?

With the changes coming from Madison we will have to be careful with our tax dollars while maintaining our roads and service to the town. I would like to encourage our residents to attend town board meetings and utilize our town website.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the town of Angelica? A comprehensive plan for angelica has been developed during the past several years.

What do you think the job of Angelica supervisor involves?

The job of being a good supervisor involves being a good listener, a hard worker, and being available anytime that the people have a concern.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

As your present supervisor I have the experience for the job. During my past six years of service I have been an active participant in making decisions to improve our community; I’m available at all times for town residents to contact me with issues concerning the township.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have

achieved in your life?

I am a veteran and after the service I went to a two year community college. I am also a graduate of NWTC’s 5-year agricultural program and hold a horticulture certificate.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

Thank you and I would appreciate your vote on April 5th.

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- Thursday, March 24, 2011 What community activities are you actively involved in?

There are changes happening all the time. What the Town Board needs to do is make the changes fit within the Town of Chase’s Long Range Plan.

What do you think the job of the Town of Chase Supervisor involves?

Dennis Kroll 7422 Kroll Lane 920-822-5909

Education: Graduated form Pulaski High School in 1976 Employment: Self-employed dairy farmer

Why are you running for the Town of Chase supervisor?

I would like to continue the town’s successful course of business and maintain the rural atmosphere into the future.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Town of Chase Supervisor?

My main concern is the budget and staying within the guidelines in a difficult economy while still meeting the needs of the town.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the Town of Chase? The Town of Chase has a rural farm setting with a host of residential subdivisions in the Pulaski Community School District. The area is supported by the Tri County Fire Department and N.E.W Rescue. Our neighborhoods have many talented residents who volunteer endless hours of their time to help advance the town into the future.

What would you like to see changed in the Town of Chase?

The position involves working with the other board members to make sound decisions to maintain and improve the Town of Chase.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

I have ten years’ experience as Town of Chase Supervisor. I am also the Chairman of the Town of Chase Planning Commission and the Town of Chase representative for N.E.W Rescue. I have been an Oconto County Supervisor for District Four for the past seven years and serve on the Law Enforcement Committee, the Emergency Management Committee and I am the Chairman of the Land Conservation Committee.

When and where were you born?

I was born March 30, 1958 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

What community activities are you actively involved in? I am an usher at SS. Edward & Isidore Church and a fire warden in the Town of Chase.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you achieved in your life?

I have raised three great children with my wife, Cindy on our dairy farm and now have four grandchildren. Please indicate any other comments you may have. I truly enjoy representing the residents of the Town of Chase and would appreciate their continued support.

Lawrence Hilbert 1651 County C Sobieski, WI 54171 920-822-3369 Why are you running for a position as Town of Chase Supervisor?

I am a lifelong resident of the Town of Chase and currently serve as County Board Supervisor. My knowledge and experience as a current County board member initiated my decision to run. I can use my experience and direction on town issues to benefit the residents. It is very important to have a representative that understands overall what is happening at several levels of the government serving its members.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Town of Chase Supervisor?

I am a member of St. Edward & Isidore Parish and belong to the Knights of Columbus. I am an active member of the Green Bay Model Airplane Club. I serve the community as a County Supervisor, Town of Chase Planning Committee Member and the Town of Chase Recycling Supervisor.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

I ran a successful dairy farm and was Terminal Manager for St. Mary’s Cement over the course of my business career. I have been married to my wife Margaret for over 50 years and raised seven children.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

It is going to be a very trying time for all levels of government and we need to do our best to all work together. I think with my knowledge and experience I will be an asset to the Town of Chase. Please take the time to vote April 5th and consider you choices carefully.

My primary issue of concern will be to keep taxes and spending within the budget during these troubled economic times. But, while in turn trying to keep our town growing and making as many improvements as possible such as road repairs.

What do you see as some of the positive points in the Town of Chase?

The Town of Chase has many positive points but the ones that stand out are a growing population, a quality school district, a developing recreation and park system and the Stone Barn Park. We also have a good working relationship with the Fire Department and Rescue Squad services.

What would you like to see changed in the Town of Chase?

My goal for these tough economic times is to work toward developing a long range plan to establish priorities on spending to keep the town out of debt. I would also like to see progress toward building a judicial system with the surrounding townships to enforce the ordinances that are currently in place.

What do you think the job of the Town of Chase Supervisor involves?

I believe the job of Town of Chase Supervisor involves keeping informed of what’s happening in the town. This means regularly attending town meeting, district meetings, keeping up to date with change in laws, all of which should benefit the town directly. A good Supervisor should also be available to the residents, listen with an open mind to any concerns they may have, then do any research and make decisions based on the facts.

What do you feel are your qualification for running?

My current involvement at both the County and Town level supports my strong desire to be of service to the community. I have six years experience as Supervisor on the Oconto County Board, as well as my current County positions as Vice Chairman of Forest, Parks and Recreation/Land Information Systems, Secretary of Planning & Zoning/ Solid Waste, and a member of the Economic Development & Tourism Committee. I have also worked as a member of both the County and Town of Chase 20 Year Comprehensive Plan Committees.

When and where were you born?

I was born in the Town of Chase in the house I am living in on December 30, 1937.

Steven Gohr 1808 Heinemann Rd. Pulaski, WI 54162 Phone: 920-822-1122

Education:    1983 Graduate – University of Wisconsin Madison Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science 1979 Graduate – Pulaski High School Employment: Owner/ Operator of Gohr Farms Inc.   Why are you running for

a position as Town of Chase Supervisor?

This position would allow me to continue to serve as Supervisor for the town of Chase. I enjoy working with the people of our area (community).  Our town requires representation that can provide a high quality, safe and economical place to live now and in the future.     What will be the primary

issues of your concern if you are elected as Town of Chase Supervisor?

Issues that will be addressed are road maintenance, maintaining financial stability with intergovernmental cooperation at a challenging economic time, and the development of the Chase Stone Barn Park. What do you see as some

of the positive points in the town of Chase?

Chase is in close proximity to both Pulaski and Green Bay. We

have excellence with being in the Pulaski Community Schools District, the Tri-County Fire Department and NEW Paramedic Rescue service area. The town of Chase has subdivisions in a rural setting with low taxes but high quality services.  We want to provide for a variety of housing opportunities while maintaining the existing farmlands, woodlands and wetlands. With the purchase of the Stone Barn we now have the unique opportunity to restore and develop it into the Chase Stone Barn Park.   What would you like to

see changed in the Town of Chase?

With a new Governor and 38 new state legislators we need to get our message out. Wisconsin towns can not take another cut in State Highway aid.  We need to be able to maintain our roads.

What do you think the job of the Town of Chase Supervisor involves?

This job involves listening to the needs of the people, acting fiscally responsible in managing the budget, and making decisions that promote the safety and welfare of our community.  What do you feel are your

qualifications for running?

I have knowledge, history and experience of serving as Supervisor for the Town of Chase for the past 10 years.  My education from UW Madison and experience from owning and operating a business in this community for over 25 years has given me the foundation that is needed.

When and where were you born?

I am a lifelong resident of Chase. I was born at Community   Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls  in 1961.  I have lived in the Town of Chase for 50 years.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

I am a life long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Morgan. In the past I have served as President and Treasurer of St. John’s.  I have served as Supervisor for the Town of Chase the past 10 years.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

My personal accomplishments have been raising our family and managing a successful business in this community. I am honored to proudly serve the public as your town supervisor.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

I want to thank Jessica Skinkis,  Pulaski News  election editor,and Kathy Gerds, Advisor, for the Pulaski News for this opportunity to learn about the candidates.  I also want to thank the voters of the Town of Chase for their confidence in me for the last 10 years.

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What do you see as some of the positive points in Hobart?

When and where were you born?

I was born and raised in Wrightstown, Wisconsin 59 years ago.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

Bob Van De Hey 314 County Line Rd Hobart, WI 54115 920-336-7384 Education:

Courses at NWTC related to the field of fire service including Certified Fire Instructor II, Certified Building Inspector I and Advanced Incident Command; National Fire Academy Community Master Planning and Executive Skills Series Employment: Vice President, Van’s Fire and Safety - 33 years

Why are you running for a position as Village of Hobart Trustee?

I believe I have common sense and a logical approach to solving problems, and that I would be a positive asset to the Hobart village board.

I have been on the Hobart Fire Department for 30 years, with 15 years as Assistant Chief and Chief for the last 13 years. I am the Hobart representative to the Brown County Fire Chiefs Association, and Vice Chair of the Brown County Radio Communications Project.

What notable accomplishments would you like to mention that you have achieved in your life?

I have been married for 37 years to my wife Bonnie and we have two great kids. We are in good health and have made a good living. I am respected by my peers, and that is my most notable accomplishment.

Please indicate any additional comments you may have.

I am fiscally conservative and am committed to respecting the public trust.

What do you see as some of the positive points in Hobart?

The Centennial Centre development has been very positive for the community and beautifully done. Hobart has a very dedicated core of volunteers made up of people throughout the village.

What would you like to see changed in Hobart?

The continuous litigations has got to stop. Hobart has spent more than $300,000 on average per year for the past five years and I question if there is a better use for our tax dollars. That money could be spent to offset the staggering increases in our water and sewer rates and the cost of emergency services and roads.

What do you think the job of Village of Hobart Trustee involves?

A village Trustee should listen with an open mind, respect the view of others and treat taxpayer dollars like your own.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

I believe I am very knowledgeable about the issues in Hobart. In my 30 years of living and volunteering in Hobart I have attended nearly all the annual meetings and numerous board and committee meetings. As Chief of the Hobart Fire Department for the last 13 years my responsibilities have included establishing an annual budget for the fire department that does not create a tax burden for the residents of Hobart, overseeing the day to day operations of the department, the purchase and maintenance of equipment and emergency vehicles, and managing our most important asset, our firefighters.

What would you like to see changed in Hobart?

The state Department of Transportation has plans for adding interchanges and overpasses along Hobart’s portion of the Highway 29 corridor. We need to work with the DOT to optimize the value of those enhancements and integrate those changes with our planned Centennial Centre development. It is just as critical that this construction proceed in the safest possible manner for our residents as it is that the final road system is safe when finished. These efforts - on only 3% of Hobart’s entire land mass - must continue to move forward in order to offset the loss of taxes from land being put into federal trust.

What do you think the job of Village of Hobart Trustee involves?

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Village of Hobart Trustee?

Creating open dialog with our neighbors. Hobart has a reputation of not getting along with anyone; be it the Oneida Nation, Brown County, the radio communications project, and the list goes on.

Again I have to mention our Centennial Centre at Hobart tax increment district. This project represented 10% of all newly developed parcels in the state of Wisconsin in 2010.  This was accomplished with a savvy and hard-working  Village Board and Staff and without one  federal or state dollar.  No less important is  the volunteerism and sense of community demonstrated by all of our involved residents. Our village committees are the envy of every surrounding municipality and provide for a sense of ownership and pride in our local government unmatched anywhere in the region. We also enjoy a mix of great neighborhoods with rolling hills, creeks, and green spaces. Finally, our great school systems and close proximity to Green Bay make for the best possible blend a community could enjoy.

Dave Dillenburg 1520 Woodland Drive Hobart, 54313 920-655-1442 (cell)

Education: High School graduate; 2-year Associate Degree from NWTC Employment: Brown County Sheriff Department Why are you running for a position as Village of Hobart Trustee?

I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Hobart for the past 11 years  and would like to continue  our successful track record of building a strong and dependable  future for our community. We must continue to keep our property taxes among the lowest in Brown County.  This will allow our residents to live and retire in Hobart, as well as draw new residents and commercial development into this great community.

What will be the primary issues of your concern if you are elected as Village of Hobart Trustee?

Protection of our property values is vital. Continued and sensible development of our Centennial Centre at Hobart tax increment district is critical for our future. Our Public Works programs are essential services. These include continuation of our road maintenance and reconstruction program, maintenance of our family-friendly parks, and storm water utility projects.  Our Hobart-Lawrence Police Department continues to serve this community with distinction and professionalism and deserves continued support.  In conclusion,  all of these worthy municipal efforts rely 100% upon protection of our property values and  keeping  property on our tax rolls and out of federal trust

First and foremost, I believe that the current Board is the hardest working governmental body in all of Brown County. What any other governing body will often take “straight up” or at “face value” before simply taking a  formal vote, this Board researches and scrutinizes to the “nth degree”.  This requires long meetings, honest discourse, and listening and working with our citizens.  No area is spared: zoning, public safety, public works, sewer and water utilities, taxes, litigation protecting the Village’s tax base and representative government, etc.  Short-term issues are considered with as much gravity as long-term issues.   In short, it takes a strong sense of service to the community and the belief that a lot of time and effort can result in an even better municipality.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

As an incumbent with 11 years of Village Board experience and commitment to the many meetings - often two or three per week, I have a record on which I am proud to run. This record, demonstrative of  my past dedication and experience, make me the proven qualified candidate for this position.

When and where were you born?

I was born in 1949 at Shawano, Wisconsin and grew up working on the family’s dairy farm.

What community activities are you actively involved in?

I am currently a member and former Vice President of the Brown County Taxpayers Association. I enjoy serving at Green Bay Community Church as a volunteer leader and take tremendous pride in serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Hobart’s “Annual USMC PFC Ryan M. Jerabek Challenge”, a four-mile run honoring Hobart’s fallen military hero and son, Ryan Jerabek.

What notable accomplishments would you like

to mention that you have achieved in your life?

Personal accomplishments definitely include raising a family and being a grandfather, starting my personal business, and obtaining a pilot’s license. Other notable accomplishments are represented by my record of service to Hobart, such as: Organizing citizen groups to enable citizens’ input to their government Transitioning Hobart from a town to a village to protect it from annexation by adjacent municipalities Playing a role in the creation of the Hobart-Lawrence Police Department, representing significant tax dollar savings and the most highly accountable form of police services Implementing developer’s agreements to protect taxpayers in the formation of various Village developments Assisting in the development and adoption of the Village’s first-ever Code of Ethics Advocating for a Village-wide private well water test study Implementing Hobart’s quarterly newsletter Crafting and defending the restrictive covenants on Thornberry Creek Golf Course, protecting the Village’s interests, and seeing those covenants defended and upheld by the federal courts Obtaining a Standard and Poors A+ credit rating for our Village, among the highest such ratings in Wisconsin, thereby reducing interest on Village debt 13 million dollars of new tax increment  in Centennial Centre at Hobart, thereby offsetting the continued efforts of the Oneida Tribe to take more land off of the tax roll and placed into federal trust   Please indicate any ad-

ditional comments you may have.

I want to thank the friends, neighbors, and voters who have placed their confidence in me over the last 11 years and for again asking me to continue representing them and their interests and serving this great Village and community

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nity and serving as a trustee is one way I can give something back. There are many great things going on in Hobart and I want to be a part of the continued forward progress to ensure a strong foundation for our future.

What will be the primary issues of concern if you are elected as Village of Hobart Trustee?

Our property values are influenced heavily by overall taxation so we need to be aware of the impact of the entire taxation picture, including county, public school and NWTC taxes. Hobart must continue to look for ways to cut taxes, focusing on essential services and respecting the economic stress which our Village faces. I strongly support our efforts at business development as a way to reduce the tax load. Our residents are our strength, both as volunteers and as a resource for ideas, and we must continue to draw on them in preparing for the future. Hobart’s quiet, private neighborhoods are a great asset, and we must protect  and support  them. Preserving property values is an absolute necessity. I will continue to work hard to achieve these goals.

What do you see as some of the positive points in Hobart?

There are many great things to cheer about in Hobart. We enjoy a quiet, rural atmosphere with excellent access to Green Bay and the surrounding communities. We have some of the most talented and committed residents who have volunteered countless hours to work on our committees. They bring an incredible amount of experience to the table and have led us to some very positive changes. One example is the Village’s financial rating which was upgraded last year to AA- by Standard and Poor’s. Our volunteer fire department is also incredibly effective and because of the dedication of that group of people we enjoy the highest possible ISO rating a village served by a volunteer fire department can receive. Hobart is defying the odds of a bad economy with the successful development of Centennial Centre—bringing new jobs, consumer resources, and more diversified housing to the area. There are so many great things going on in Hobart that I almost feel I do a disservice in trying to list them all.

What would you like to see changed in Hobart?

Donna Severson 362 Crosse Point Ct. Hobart, WI 54155 (920) 965-2093 Education: Brown County School Systems BA in Business (summa cum laude, Lakeland College - Sheboygan, WI) River Rock Electrology Institute Employment: Registered Electrologist; Small Business Owner

Why are you running for a position as Village of Hobart Trustee? I am running for re-election because I care about my commu-

The success of our Village depends on an informed public so timely and accurate communication is necessary to allow residents the opportunity to get involved and express their ideas and concerns. We must continually challenge the status quo to find new ways to do more with less, and critically review expenditures to ensure the most efficient use of every taxpayer dollar spent.

What do you think the job of Village of Hobart Trustee involves?

A Trustee is charged with representing all Hobart residents and bringing their voice to the boardroom table. Therefore, being available to listen to the people is probably the most important part of the job. A good Trustee will (continued on next page)

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hear all sides of every issue, carefully research and consider all of the options, and then responsibly make the often difficult decisions necessary to best secure the future for the residents and the Village.

What do you feel are your qualifications for running?

In my professional career and volunteer work I have had the opportunity to manage both very large and very small budgets. Interestingly the very small budgets generally represent the biggest challenge because the most creative planning is required when funds are limited. I have also had experience with cost/revenue analysis, as well as system development to increase operational efficiency. I have successfully managed multiple wide-audience, large-scale business projects from request for proposal (RFP) through market launch, managing both people and technology along the way. In addition to my skills

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and experience, I have a passion for the Hobart community and its people and I look forward to continuing to serve.

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Klenner earns Masters

When and where were you born?

Lifetime resident of Brown County and ten-year resident of Hobart

What community activities are you actively involved in? Management Women Jerabek Challenge Oakbrook Church Trustee for the Village of Hobart (4/2009 to present) Committee experience includes: HALO Municipal Officials Committee, Finance Committee, Water/Sewer Committee, and Neighborhood Advisory Committee for Brown County Transfer Station Hobart representative for “Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin”

Mallory Timm, Savanha Drew, McKenna Jensen, and Morgan Francois browse college and career options at the career fair at NWTC.

PHS students visit NWTC Several Pulaski High School students involved in business classes visited NWTC for a college career fair. The students felt it was an extremely beneficial trip because it gave them all the chance to explore college choices as well as look into various career choices. Presentations were given

to inform the students on both topics listed above which the students said were very helpful. A tour was also given of NWTC as an addition to the fair itself. The trip gave the students a chance to see a bit of college life and start to consider the possibilities of the future.

Glenbrook winners announced

Carmen (Majewski) Klenner successfully completed her Master of Science in Education with a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling from Concordia University.

Carmen (Majewski) Klenner successfully completed her Master of Science in Education with a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, with a GPA of 3.98 on May 15, 2010. Carmen is employed by the West Bend School District as a Gifted and Talented Teacher. She resides in West Bend with her husband Ryan Klenner and their three children. Carmen is a 1999 graduate of Pulaski High School and 2003 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is the daughter of Deacon Dennis and Joan Majewski.

Magic of Science visits Hillcrest

Jim Lenz amazes a Hillcrest Elementary School student with “The Magic of Science.” Optimist Winners Morgan and Ella stand proudly with Glenbrook Principal Mary Connolly.

Morgan T. has been chosen as one of the first grade optimist winners for March. Morgan is a spunky first grader with a contagious positive attitude. She is a friend to all of her classmates. Morgan uses her gifts and talents to energize our classroom each day. Morgan is in Sally Robertson’s first grade class and is the daughter of James and Jessica. Ella S. also has been chosen

as one of the first grade optimist winners for March. She is a wonderful student with a beautiful smile. She has a warm and caring heart and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Ella is always positive and strives to do her best everyday. Ella is in Jane Hinderman’s first grade class and is the daughter of David and Tiffany.

Submitted by Stephanie Dworak On March 4, Hillcrest Elementary had its science fair kick-off event to get the kids motivated and excited about picking a project for the Invention, Interest, and Science Fair to be held later this month. Jim Lenz, a Pulaski High School science teacher of 14 years, brought his education and knowledge to the kids in the most exciting way.  The Magic of Science amazed the kids by merging an ordinary school subject with the mystery of magic.  Lenz’s experiments allowed the kids to see the science of absorption through a hilarious lead-in act of wiping his sweat off with a diaper (unused, of course!). The kids learned about polymers and how to stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it.  They also were amazed by the levitation of a volleyball using a leaf blower; the lesson was that, the faster you push air around, the less air will push the object because the air will flow around the object.    Children from the audience also got to help show how and why a hot-air balloon works, how to  make snow, and much more!  The kids were also excited to see their teachers race plasma cars requiring no pedals or gears but using friction to get moving. If you would like to bring this kind of excitement to your school or another event, please check out Lenz’s website at http://www.

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Fairview Optimist Winner of February Brittany Winter sits with Principal Erik Olson, who is very proud of Winter’s attitude in school.

Fairview announces optimist of February Brittney Winter is the Fairview Optimist Winner for the month of February. Winter is a fourth grade student in Jonathan Wood’s class.  She has demonstrated a positive attitude this entire school year.  She tries hard to solve her

Assumption B.V.M. was one of the school’s chosen by NASA to receive a shuttle tile from one of their retired space shuttles. The students are very excited to touch a piece of something that actually was in space.  It was also very timely to show the children the tile as they were studying their space unit. Dressed in astronaut suits and holding the space tile are Julianne Bradford, Maddox McKeefry, and Ethan Linssen.

own problems and demonstrates enthusiasm, even when faced with challenges. Winter’s attitude is contagious, setting a good example for her peers.  Good job Brittney!

Hillcrest has family fun By Hailee Kapla and Kalli Seglund On February 25, Hillcrest Elementary held their annual Family Fun Night. Family Fun Night has become Hillcrest’s premiere school activity. It is a great opportunity for fundraising and to provide family-friendly activities while socializing. The PTO committee works hard to get donated items from families and businesses to supply a silent auction. In addition, each classroom is assigned a theme basket to create and raffle off.

The various games resembled a carnival theme. There was wheel of fortune, Plinko, mini-golf, and many more. The most popular game was the chicken chuck where children had three tries to throw a rubber chicken through a hole and score some prizes. Friends and family also had the chance to enjoy face painting and great food. Parents participated in the raffle and silent auction. Hillcrest would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make their Family Fun Night a true success!

Second graders at Assumption BVM learned about the process of making ice cream, compliments of the Brown County Dairy Promotions. Afterwards, they were able to make ice cream and eat their results after many rounds of passing the ball round and round.

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A representative from the Oconto County Co-op helped Fairview fourth and fifth grade students learn about electrical safety and efficiency.

It’s electrifying for Fairview The Oconto County Co-op visited Fairview Elementary students in grades four and five to talk about electrical safety. Representatives from the co-op reinforced important safety rules using many exciting demonstrations. Some of these included “live wired” models of power lines and the potentially dangerous effects of contact with them. Students were “shocked” (figuratively) when a hot dog contacted the wires and the ground, and the hot dog was subsequently fried. Other safety tips included the safe way to exit a vehicle that has come into contact with a power line, what to do and not to do if one encounters a power line, and which types of bulbs use less electricity. The co-op will be loaning Fairview Elementary a power bicycle that students can pedal to try to light different types of light bulbs.

Marinette Police Department visits Pulaski Police Chief of the Marinette Police Department Jeffrey Skorik came to speak to the Pulaski Emergency Response Team.

Molnar named to Capital University Dean’s List

Capital University announced its Dean’s List honorees for fall 2010 semester. Ali Molnar, daughter of Jeffrey and Kathleen and a 2010 PHS graduate, attends the Capital Conservatory of Music. She is majoring in music with a concentration in musical theatre and opera. Molnar participates in the Woman’s Chorus and the Capital University Theatre.

By Graham Severson Jeffrey Skorik, Police Chief of the Marinette Police department, came to speak to the Pulaski Emergency Response Team. The purpose of the presentation was to inform and educate about the emergency response caused by the hostage situation at Marinette High School. The first officers to arrive on the scene created a command post until further help arrived. Eventually telephone contact was made within the class taken hostage. The County EOC was then activated and additional tactical resources were requested. To understand the situation more, witnesses were questioned, and the information gathered was distributed within the police force. Other information gathered were the suspects school photo, and blueprints of the school. All students evacuated were taken to a secure location and the parents were notified. Eventually shots were heard within the hostage room, causing law enforcement to breach the room. Unfortunately, the suspect fatally shot himself. After the incident, an overall summary of the situation and the emergency response was placed together. Skorik stated that the response to the event was quick and effective. Early contact within the class and outside support were very helpful. Jeffrey Skorik’s presentation helped prepare and inform the Pulaski Emergency Response Team in case of future, similar events.

Sports Fifth grade girls basketball posts strong season

By Taylor Przybylski The Pulaski Youth Organization’s girls fifth grade basketball team just finished another successful season. This year the team took third place in the Pulaski tournament, second place in the Bay Port tournament, first place in the Shawano tournament, and first place in the Peshtigo tournament. The team consists of Emily Higgins, Ashley Laskowski, Katelyn Binkowski, Mallory Ruechel, Celine Jaime, Kristin Burdeau, Kennedy Koehne, Ashley Zuge, Lauren Kane, Brooke Clark, Kendra Meyers, and Megan Walkenhorst. The coaches this year were Lindsey Przybylski, Darren Laskowski, and Taylor Przybylski. “I am very proud of the team’s accomplishments and improvements this year and I am looking forward to next year’s season,” said Lindsey Przybylski.

Girls basketball trounce East On March 3, the freshmen, JV, and varsity girls basketball teams all took control early against Green Bay East and won handily. The varsity teams win gave Pulaski an outright conference championship.  Congratulations to the girls on back to back FRCC championships.  The girls play at home on March 12 in the regional final. Great job ladies!

Red Raiders win regionals in double OT By Brett Janssen March 5, Pulaski faced off against the Sheboygan South Red Wings in the regional championship game. Pulaski had the fourth seed while Sheboygan South held a fifth seed. As expected, the game was a battle throughout. The Raiders emerged victorious after the game was sent to double overtime by a score of 65-61. Luke VanLanen led all players with 23 points. VanLanen drove into the lane and finished at the rim on 8 of his 9 field goal attempts. VanLanen also made some clutch free throws down the stretch converting on 7 of 11 attempts. Cody Wichmann dropped in 20 points for the Raiders. Wichmann made 6 of his 10 field goal attempts and finished the game with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Jake Kolinski had 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks in his final game at Fred Kestly Fieldhouse. With the regional championship under their belt, the Red Raiders will play in the sectional on March 10, at the Brown County Arena. It was one of the Raiders pre-season goals to make it to the arena. In a preseason meeting, the Raiders wrote on the board that it would be a great accomplishment to make it to the arena. The Raiders opponent will be the number one seeded DePere Redbirds who handed the Raiders a tough 32-37 loss on February 18. If there is one thing that is guaranteed, Coach Dave Shaw and the Raiders will have a strategy to slow down the high-powered Redbirds offense.

The fifth grade girls basketball team stands with their coaches at a tournament they completed this season.

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ~ Billie Jean King

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Senior for Pulaski Jake Kolinski takes the ball down the field away from number one seeded De Pere Redbirds on March 10. (Andy Doersch picture)

By Brett Janssen March 10, the Red Raiders took on the number one seed DePere Redbirds at the Brown County Arena. Pulaski kept the game close, but could not pull out a victory losing 36-46. Cody Wichmann scored 14 point to lead the Raiders. Jordan Steide added 10 points, and Luke VanLanen dropped in 8 points.

Pulaski would like to thank senior Jake Kolinski for his hard work and dedication to Pulaski basketball, Kolinski will go on to the University of Wisconsin— Milwaukee next year. The Raiders look to come back stronger and more experienced than ever next year, and will look to make a run at the state tournament.

The PYO fourth grade basketball teams both won their division in the Pulaski Tournament this year. Standing in the back row are Jimmy Brouillard, Casey Lambert, Dylan Hendricks, Ben Evenson, Cole Ahrens, and Andrew Kane. In the third row are Coach Paul Warden, Logan Lukasik, Wes Glime, Zac Staszek , Eli Armstrong,   Beau Warden, Connor Warden, Ellis Kozlovsky, and Coach Jeff Williquette. Coach Todd Gutzman, Nick Redlin, Carson Williquette, Trevor Stiede, Alec Jonet, Conrad   Hillesheim, Bryce Bishop , Cayden Egnarski, JD Johnson, and Coach Todd Stiede are in the second row. Standing in the first row are Assistant Coach Cody Wichmann, and Assistant Coach Jordan Stiede.

The Pulaski Girls Varsity Basketball team was named FRCC Conference Champions after their victory over Green Bay East.

Lady Raiders claim conference title By Laura Szela The Red Devils of Green Bay East traveled to Pulaski on March 3. The Red Raider Varsity Girls Basketball team defeated the Red Devils 61-22.

Tasha Giese scored 17 points, while Brooke Lauritzen added 14 for Pulaski. This win gave the Red Raiders a title of back-to-back FRCC champions, making them 15-1 in conference play.


Town ‘N Country Quilt hosts craft show Town ‘N Country Quilt guild 2011 Quilt Show will feature a Civil War Tribute. This event will be held on April 2 at the Pulaski Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission will be $4. The show will feature handcrafted quilt demonstrations, a quilt challenge, a merchant mall, door prizes, and viewer’s choice award.  Lunch will also be available. The guild started in 1995, and now consists of about 40 ladies. The guild meets at the Senior Center for meetings on the third Monday of each month.   Much of the proceeds from the show will be donated back to the community.  Previous donations have

Karen Uhland and Anne Klein hold a quilt the guild made at a meeting.

been made to the Pulaski food pantry, Pulaski High School LEO Club, and the Senior Center. Each member of the guild made three of the Jacob’s Ladder blocks that make up the quilt. The fabric is replica civil war era fabric and the block was also from that time.

“The best ad is a good product.” ~Alan H. Meyer

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Citizens Bank Be aware of the seven encourages deadly home staging sins of your refrigerator. Your objechome owners tive is to change the view of your s the weather starts to get A warmer, home owners will start planning their home improvement projects and making repairs. “An attractive financing option for many home owners is a home equity loan, as they have some advantages over different financing options,” said Todd Draak, district officer of the Green Bay East district for Citizens Bank. Draak says home equity loans are essentially a second mortgage and are secured against the value of your home. “In most cases, home equity loans are for a shorter term than traditional 30-year home loans,” said Draak. “Some home equity loans may even offer a fixed interest rate which is generally at or lower than other loans.” Due to the current economic climate Draak says a lot of home owners wonder if they even have equity in their home to qualify for this type of financing. “While the housing market has changed from pre-recession days, many people do have equity in their homes,” said Draak. “To determine how much equity you have in your home, it’s important to meet with a banker. They will ask questions pertaining to how long you’ve lived in your home, its location, how much your mortgage is and how much you initially put down at the time of purchase.” Consider the following to determine if you may qualify for a home equity loan: Having equity in your home – This means that you owe less on the home than its estimated market value. A good credit rating – The better your credit rating, the lower your interest rate will be, saving you money over the term of your loan. Take time to meet with a personal banker – Explain to a banker what you plan to renovate and how much you need so they’re able to help you determine the best route to take to help you meet your financial goals. Remember, even if you’ve only been in your home for a couple of years, you may still qualify for a home equity loan and your banker can help determine this for you.    If you don’t think your home improvement project will require a loan, Draak says home owners may still want to establish a home equity line of credit. “A line of credit gives you access to an approved amount of money and it provides peace of mind knowing that funds are available if you would need them,” said Draak. “Like a home equity loan, a home equity line of credit is based on how much equity you have in your home. The main benefit with this line of credit is that instead of taking out a one lump sum of money, you can borrow as needed.” Now is the time to set up a meeting with a trusted banker. “By being proactive in your home repair project plans, financing will be all set and ready for you so you can get your springtime projects underway as soon as the thaw comes,” said Draak.    

Lori Stephan

By Lori Stephan, Country Pride Realty, Inc. Broker/ Owner since 1999, ABR,CRB,CRS,GRI What if you just had five seconds to sell a house but you couldn’t say a word? You are not allowed to say anything – no sales pitch, no comments, nothing. You must step aside and let the house sell itself. Now…how would you go about setting up the house? How do you set the stage to impress people and make them fall in love with your house? How do you make a potential buyer say “Wow…this is a really nice house!”? Home staging is the answer. It’s the crucial step needed to help a buyer connect with a listing and visualize themselves living in the home. Staging showcases the house in the best possible light. After all, we never get a second chance to create a great first impression so it is imperative that the house is “dressed to impress.” Unfortunately most listings suffer from one or more of the 7 deadly home staging sins. Are you guilty of any of these potential deal breakers? FAILURE TO THOROUGHLY DEEP CLEAN THE HOME ESPECIALLY THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS. A dirty house is an immediate turn-off. The two most important areas are the kitchen and the bathrooms. If you have not deep cleaned all counter and tile surfaces to a spotless condition, you stand the chance of having the buyers walk right back out the door. Another critical area is the floors – all carpets and rugs. Without question, they must be either replaced or steam cleaned as a dirty carpet is the number one buyer turn-off. FAILURE TO DE-CLUTTER THE ENTIRE HOME. Clutter, both inside and outside your home makes it extremely hard for the buyers to visualize moving into your home. The disorganization will directly affect the buyer’s ability to focus on your home and they will most likely overlook your key selling features. In addition, clutter has the affect of making your home appear smaller than it is as the “open” feeling is gone. FAILURE TO DE-PERSONALIZE YOUR ENTIRE HOME. Your home is your comfort zone and it is filled with all of your personal memorabilia, but to the buyers it represents a huge distraction. People are generally curious and when you want them to notice the beautiful entryway they may be focused on all the family pictures on the piano or all the “stuff” stuck to the front

home from “lived in” to “ready to move in.” FAILURE TO USE NEUTRAL COLORS WHEN PAINTING BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. While your favorite colors may be the exact complement to your living style, the shades and hues may be a complete distraction and turn-off to the buyers. Your favorite wall paper may not be on the buyer’s “best” list. The best way to present a home is for the wall colors to be painted a neutral color. This goes for the outside as well – a loud or nonneutral color may just keep the buyers from even stopping to see the inside. FAILURE TO SPOTLESSLY CLEAN THE WINDOWS AND WINDOW COVERINGS. Nothing is more distracting to a buyer than to be looking at a view through a dirty window. This area, as in cleaning the carpets is best left up to the experts. The same can be said for the kitchen and bathroom counters and tile. A little investment here will pay big dividends…what you don’t see is often more important than what you do see. FAILURE TO MAKE YOUR PETS DISAPPEAR. While your pets are a loving member of your family, for the buyers their presence, food, and boxes are generally a turn-off. Every trace of their presence should be removed so, once again, the buyers are not distracted from the prime objective – viewing your home in the best possible light. FAILURE TO SPRUCE UP YOUR CALLING CARD – YOUR LANDSCAPING. A healthy, neat, trimmed and well maintained yard and flower beds are the keys to getting the buyers up to the front door. The last thing they want to see is your “stuff” all around an uncut and untrimmed lawn. A little effort in this area with perhaps the help of a professional gardener will pay big dividends. A well maintained exterior plants the seed of a well maintained home in the mind of the buyer.

Births and Deaths Births

March 8, 2011 Zuleger, Amanda and Kevin Oconto, daughter March 14, 2011 Becks, Kimberly and Lucas Sobieski, daughter

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

Ellison, Walter S.

Walter S. Ellison, 69, Sobieski, died peacefully Sunday evening, March 13, 2011, at a Green Bay nursing home. The son of the late Floyd and Minnie (Stanton) Ellison was born April 4, 1941, in Oklahoma and lived in Wisconsin for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam. On October 20, 1984, he married Karen Banaszynski. The couple lived in Howard and moved to Sobieski 10 years ago. Walter worked as an over-theroad driver until retiring due to poor health in 1989. He belonged to the American Legion Post 0518 and American Veterans Post 0011, in Green Bay. He loved to go trout fishing. Walter was a jack of all trades and he enjoyed carpentry, mechanical work, car repairs, and many other handyman projects. In addition to his wife, Karen, Walter is survived by his children and their families, Walter, Jr., Bobby, Steve, Oklahoma and Missouri, Randy, Ricky, Tammy, Debbie, Brian, all of Green Bay; brothers and sisters, Kenneth, Nellie, Mary, all of Oklahoma, and Curtis, Illinois. He was preceded in death by a grandson and two brothers, Floyd “Sonny” and Bill.

Pagel, Leland

Oshkosh; Patti (Paul)) Heimbuch, Dallas, Texas; Nancy Pagel, Appleton. He is further survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Adam Rindfleisch; Lindsey (Ryan) Winn and their children, Aiden and Mason; Amy Rindfleisch; a close family friend, Amy Proctor; stepgrandchildren and their families, Eric (Rachel) Ropella and their children Ryan and Colin; Keith (Shannon) Ropella; Todd (Megan) Ropella and their children, Sydney, Travis, and Britten; Ryan and Nathan Heimbuch. He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice, on January 16, 2008; an infant daughter Amy; three brothers, William Jr. “Bud” (Leitha) Pagel; Arlington (Adella) Pagel, Grant (Sally) Pagel.

Rusch, Leon R.

Leon Roger Rusch, age 76 of Sobieski, formerly of rural Pulaski, passed away on February 28, 2011, in Green Bay. Born on February 12, 1935, at Shawano Hospital, he was the son of the late Herbert G. and Elsie A. (Popp) Rusch. After graduating from high school, Leon enlisted with the United States Army. On October 1, 1960, he was united in marriage to Marcella Klitzke in Seymour. The couple lived most of their married life in the Town of Angelica. Leon worked as a cheese maker, a mechanic, and he did auto body work at Radtke’s in Zachow, as well as working as a machinist at Northwest Engineering and at FWD in Clintonville. In his free time, Leon enjoyed collecting treasures. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially up north with his pal Harry Radtke. Leon was friends to many and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Town of Angelica and a member of the N.R.A. Leon is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marcella; six children, Dennis (Cory) Rusch of Krakow, Ruth (Daniel) Forbes of Cecil, Debbie (Daniel) Villenauve of Krakow, Herb Rusch of Pulaski, John (Jeni) Rusch of Bonduel, Carol (John) Kolkowski of Sobieski; 13 grandchildren, Anna and Joey Rusch, Paul, Sarah, Andrew, James (Kristin), Patrick and Kristin Forbes, Amber and Tyler Rusch, Orion Rusch, Sidney and Danielle Kolkowski; and 2 great-grandchildren, Isabella Forbes and Garrett Austin. Leon was preceded in death by a son in infancy, his parents, and his pal, Harry Radtke in 1997.

Schmidt, Cletus R.

Leland Pagel

Leland Pagel, 95, Pulaski, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2011, with his family at his side. The son of the late William Sr. and Martha (Schulke) Pagel, he was born Sept. 18, 1915, in the Town of Little Suamico. On June 17, 1942, he married Clarice Dahlke at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelior. The couple owned and operated Fairview Cheese (Pagel’s Cheese) in Pulaski for many years, until their retirement. He had been a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski. Leland enjoyed bowling, boating, doing yard work and, of course, watching the Packers. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Norman (Elizabeth) Pagel, Suamico; Doug (Pam) Pagel, Howard; three daughters and two sons-inlaws, Cyndi (Jim) Mroczynski,

Cletus R. Schmidt

Cletus Schmidt, 71, Hofa Park, died unexpectedly Monday, March 14, 2011 at his home. The oldest son of the late Alva and Lorraine (Haferman) Schmidt was born Feb. 9, 1940 in Algoma. He spent his grade school years at McKinley School in Casco, and graduated from Casco High School in 1958. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 19581964, and was proud to have been stationed in Morocco. On June 12, 1965 he married Karen Moe at Holy Trinity Church in

Casco. The couple moved to the Town of Maple Grove in 1971. He was a devoted employee for 42 years at Fort Howard/ Georgia Pacific and retired in 2005. It was a place where he made many lifelong friends. Cletus truly loved and was proud of his children and grandchildren and supported them in all of their activities. He was actively involved with Scouting. He enjoyed gardening; everyone in the neighborhood loved his pickles and tomato juice. Cletus totally loved playing cards, and especially enjoyed a good game of Sheepshead. His pets held a special place in his heart. Cletus also enjoyed fishing. In his retirement, Cletus and Karen, and his brother Gary enjoyed traveling. He is survived by his wife, Karen, four sons and three daughters-inlaw, Doug (Paige), Milwaukee; Kurt (Ann), Green Bay; Erik (Debbie), Schaumburg, Il; Nick (Kate Miller), Milwaukee; one daughter, Krissy (Tina Delpino) Haven, Hofa Park; seven grandchildren, Ava and Oliver, Noah and Maria, twins Luke and Max, and Maya. He is further survived by two brothers, Gary, Casco; Star Buck (Allen), Venice Beach, CA, one sister-in-law Carol, Casco; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles in 1993, and one brother, LeRoy.

Wendzikowski, John

John Wendzikowski

John R. Wendzikowski, 83, Pulaski died peacefully Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 with his family at his side. He was born May 13, 1927 to Peter and Katherine (Wietczykowski) Wendzikowski and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. After his discharge from active duty, John worked at Marnocha Funeral Home. He also helped establish Green Bay’s first blood distribution center, supplying 23 regional hospitals. In 1968, Johnnie and his brother Eddie became partners and established Wendzikowski Brothers Meat Market in Pulaski, where they made their renowned homemade polish sausage. The brothers retired in 1989. Over the years, Johnnie continued to help parttime at the funeral home, where he was considered an extended member of the Marnocha family. John was a community-minded gentleman. He was a member of the Pulaski Historical Society, the Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439, and Assumption B.V.M. Parish, where he belonged to the Holy Name Society. He loved to sing, and had belonged to choirs at Assumption Parish and at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. In his younger days he enjoyed sailing and skiing, and also riding his bicycle around Pulaski and the surrounding countryside. After retirement, he liked to go to the casino with his friends. He was also a faithful follower of the Milwaukee Brewers. He is survived by his two nieces, LaRae Schell, Kaukauna and Terri (Randy) VanDenEng, Pulaski; great nieces and nephews,

“I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” ~ Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 24, 2011 Kelly and Nicole Knott, Sarah VanDenEng, Elizabeth Hill, and Christopher VanDenEng; great-nieces and a great-nephew, Brayden, Olivia, and Isis; other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Catherine Wendzikowski. The family would like to thank the staff of Grancare Nursing Center and everyone who visited and comforted Johnnie during his illness.

Whitehorn, Ethel

Ethel Whitehorn

Ethel Whitehorn, 87, Pulaski, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 13, 2011. The daughter of the late Alan and Alma Sipher was born October 17, 1923, in Sturtevant. On October 18, 1941, she married James Whitehorn in Racine, where she been employed at Wisconsin Electric. After retiring, the couple moved to Shawano and then to Pulaski. Jim and Ethel loved to travel, and made their way across the continental U.S. They especially enjoyed visiting the warmer states during the winter months. He preceded her in death in 1993.    Ethel is survived by one daughter, Sandra Dooley, Pulaski; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Christine (Andrew) VanGheem and their children, Aaron and Taylor, Pulaski, Michael (Cynthia)

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Dooley and their children, Dylan and Gavin, De Pere, Lisa Dooley, Pulaski, Cheryl (Chad) Matuszak and their children, Jordan and Jaden, Seymour; one brother, Kenneth (Alice) Sipher, Paradise, CA; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.     In addition to her husband, James, she was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Mike Dooley; two brothers, Melvin and Bernard; two sisters, Nina and Marion.      Private family services were held. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski served the Whitehorn family.

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FOR RENT 1 BDRM UPPER APT – downtown Pulaski. $450/ mo. Includes utilities. 3BR, 3 BA walk-out ranch on 15 acres. $900/ mo. Plus utilities. Call Lori @ 246-3000. 1 BEDROOM UPPER IN KRAKOW. Stove & Ref. included. No Pets. Located in quiet residential neighborhood. Call 920-9949503. Please leave message. 1 BDRM APARTMENT – 109 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. Security entrance and off street parking. Laundry facilities available. $375 + security. 920-819-5057. 220 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. FOR LEASE – PULASKI. For Rent: 3,000 auto body shop/warehouse in high traffic location, was former cabinet shop. 12 x 12 overhead door and tons of parking! Office and bathroom, upper level has break room/sitting area. $795.00. 920-621-2800. 1 BDRM AVAILBLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage. Call Jamie @ 621-6748. 497 PARK ST. 2 bdrm upper apartment in quiet 4 unit building. Large yard near park. Free heat and water. No pets. $495. Call 920-569-6540.

WANTED TO RENT RESPONSIBLE NONSMOKING COUPLE – would like to rent 1-2 bdrm duplex or small house with basement and garage. References. 920-819-0695.

MISCELLANEOUS ALWAYS BUYING SILVER COINS – Brad @ Brad’s Service. 920-822-2723. RIPLEY’S TAX SERVICE – same place – as we decided not to sell our home. 920-899-3885.

HELP WANTED NEEDED 2-3 PEOPLE part-time in our greenhouse. Must be friendly and outgoing. Apply at Vern’s Hardware, Pulaski. 920-822-1040.

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Did you know Where Pulaski got its name? General Casimir Pulaski is recognized as the “Father of the American Cavalry.” He offered his services as an experienced military leader to the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary war.

“ I came to hazard all for the freedom of America,” Pulaski stated in a letter to the Congress. At the insistence of General George Washington, Pulaski was appointed by Congress as Brigadier General and became the first

Commander of the American Cavalry. His cavalry unit was known as the Pulaski Legion, which was instrumental in saving the City of Charleston, South Carolina, from British occupation in 1779. In October of 1779, at the age of 32, General Pulaski paid the ultimate price for freedom when he died from mortal wound received while he led a cavalry charge in Savannah, Georgia. He is buried next to the Pulaski Monument at Monterey Square in Savannah. The general is now posthumously honored as an Honorary US Citizen as enacted by Congress through a co-sponsorship by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Casimir Pulaski Day is celebrated now every year on the first Monday on March.

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Students learn at B.O. Expo

Hunter Roskom, Cheyenne Bastian, Madeline Fullerton teach their peers what they researched about body odor.

In fourth grade, Glenbrook students in Lori Krumrei’s class are studying health. The first topic they discussed in class was personal hygiene.  The students talked about how important it is to take care of themselves.  They practiced proper hand washing techniques and learned all about germs and how they spread. From there, each small group of students chose a topic to research in which they gave advice and created an experiment to help others learn more about the importance of healthy personal hygiene.