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PHS announces Badger Boy and Girl delegates by Jordan Stiede ulaski High School has P chosen four Badger State delegates to represent the school in Ripon and Oshkosh this June. The two boy representatives are Brian FitzGerald and Jacob Wargo, and the girl representatives are Kelly Szczepanski and Cari Hansen. “It feels awesome to receive this honor,” said FitzGerald. “A lot of hard work is put into being a good leader and role model so to be recognized for it makes it all pay off.” Over 870 young men from throughout Wisconsin will participate at Badger Boys State in Ripon for eight days. Upon arrival at the campus, they will be grouped into cities and counties, thus forming a 51st state. The program is designed to teach participants how the United States of America has designed the preeminent form of government. Badger Girls State will have about the same number of participants, and they will also be doing many of the same activities except it will be in Oshkosh. All four of the students are respected leaders in the high school, and other classmates look up to them for support. FitzGerald is most proud of being a part of the state

basketball team this year as he has worked since third grade to reach this accomplishment. Some of his hobbies are playing sports, hanging out with friends and going up north in the summer. Wargo was also part of the state basketball team as he says that winning state was one of the happiest moments of his life. Two of his favorite hobbies are hanging out with friends and playing sports. Hansen feels blessed to have been given this opportunity, and according to her, her greatest high school accomplishment is becoming president of the National Honor Society. Some of her favorite hobbies are playing the flute in band, laughing with friends and family and being part of the varsity soccer team. This year Szczepanski was chosen as a lead role in the musical, and she is also very proud of earning her CNA license. Her favorite hobbies are participating in the musical and spending time with her family and friends. “It is an honor to be recognized as a good student by both my teachers and community members,” said Szczepanski. “I am very excited to gain more leadership skills and meet new people during the conference.”

Construction season hits Pulaski

Area residents saw orange in Pulaski for the first time this spring as construction crews invaded Hwy 160 in downtown Pulaski starting in mid-March. Also, a public information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 4 2013 from 5-7 p.m. regarding the Wisconsin Hwy 29 Freeway conversion progress. There

is a brief presentation by the DOT that will begin at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at Hillcrest Elementary School and is open to the public.  This meeting will include information on the Hwy 29 and CTH FF interchange, County U improvements and J-Turns at WIS 29 and CTH VV (by Maplewood Meats). Bus routes and student

traffic will be affected by this construction, which is scheduled to begin this summer and continue through the summer of 2014, possibly into the start of the 2014-15 school year. Several homes to the south of Hwy 29 on CTH FF have already been moved and motorists should plan alternate routes and expect traffic disruptions and road closures.

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P-News Point of View Microsoft Word: too important to delete by Teri Lewins Microsoft Word has been on our computers since I was a little kid at Lannoye Elementary school. It’s the one program that lets us copy and paste, use Writer’s Workbench, and -- all very important tools to becoming a better writer. Now, imagine the one thing that we’ve all grown up with was removed from the school’s computers. With looming budget cuts, the schools are being forced to cut materials, including purchasing licenses for Microsoft Word. (Currently, Microsoft Word is available in about half of the high school’s computer labs.) Schools use money for repairs, updates, and other district technology; but what about something that the students want and will directly benefit the students’ learning? The replacement is Google’s free word processing app, called Google Drive. While it allows you to type and share documents with other people, many of the features are limited or non-existent when compared with those of Word. Microsoft Word wouldn’t just be benefiting students either; it has multiple purposes within our schools. Teachers are also everyday users of the program. “Google Docs is a neat tool to use,” said Martin Krause, an English Teacher at Pulaski High School. “But for those teachers who have set up past assignments

with Microsoft Word, they would have to change all of their lesson plans to adjust to the transformation.” Katie Rheingans, also an English Teacher at Pulaski High School, agrees with Krause. “I have a class blog that I use Microsoft Word for, and now with the change in our district’s technology I would have to upload it all through Google Docs,” said Rheingans. Microsoft is one of the many useful tools that will be become even more scarce around the district if budget cuts persist. Instead, students will have to use Google Drive, which requires an Internet connection, has an inferior spell-check, and it is not compatible with frequently-used English programs like Writer’s Workbench or “Google Docs can be somewhat temperamental because of the Internet connection,” said Rheingans. “So it can sometimes take longer to finish a document.” Each school and department within the district is forced to make ends meet with shrinking budgets every year. Microsoft Word, though, is one thing that will benefit students and staff directly, promoting student learning and progress in writing in order to adequately prepare students for college and post high school professions.

Letter to the editor I had the opportunity to attend many of the basketball games for both the boys and the girls from Regionals, Sectionals and State. I personally think that the band is the BEST and enjoyed them immensely.  I just wanted to share with you a few comments that I heard from numerous people who do not have any affiliation with Pulaski at all.   Scott Venci who is a sports writer for the Green Bay Press Gazette in one of his many articles covering boys basketball stated that “Pulaski has a World Class Marching Band”. A spectator from Milwaukee who was at our Division II Championship Game in Madison mentioned “The Pulaski Band was amazing and was the best high school band that he has ever seen and oh so many tubas!” A referee who was waiting to ref the Division I Championship game said “The Pulaski Band was by far the best in the whole tournament!” I know the band probably doesn’t hear it often enough, but you made the community of Pulaski very proud!   Good luck to all of the musicians at Solo Ensemble.   Best Regards, Karla Zimdars

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Local business donates quilt to WRBA home show

A Kaliedoscope of Quilts Show to commemorate life’s successes and challenges. Quilts are made to celebrate marriages and births, to mourn the loss of and preserve the memories of loved ones.   Quilters today create beautiful quilts that are both decorative and serviceable to be used by family and friends.   You will find that each quilt displayed in our show is a labor of love by the quilter for the lucky recipients.  Leisurely browse the best of quilted creativity and see our quilted stories.  Also, feel free to enjoy some shopping in our vendor area featuring: Quilting Divas, The Quilting Connection, LLC., Sew Much More, and Keep Me In Stitches Quilt Shop, Jeri’s Quilt Patch, My Favorite Quilt Shop, Julie’s Sewing Center, Life’s a Stitch, Pinery Patches, The Shepherds Purse and Jill Runke/Thirty One Dealer. Lunch and dessert items can be purchased. Proceeds go to St. John Lutheran Church Youth Group from Pulaski.   The Town ‘N Country Quilt Guild presently meets at the Senior Center in Pulaski on the third Monday of the month. Proceeds from the show are donated back to the community through donations to the Pulaski Food Pantry, The Pulaski Senior Center, and other non profit organizations. For more information contact: Michelle Eron at (920) 217-7551, or PolkaTweety@   

YMCA hosts Maple Sugar Fest April 6th YMCA Camp U-Nah-LiYa, owned and operated by the Greater Green Bay YMCA, is hosting its annual Maple Sugar Festival on Saturday, April 6th from10am-1pm. This event is free of charge and open to all ages. YMCA Camp U-Nah-LiYa is nestled in the pristine Nicolet National Forest approximately 65 miles north of Green Bay. With three bodies of water, beautiful hiking trails, and gorgeous woodlands, it’s the perfect setting for the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors. Please RSVP by contacting YMCA Camp U-Nah-Li-Ya at 715.276.7116 or campunie@

Town N’ Country Quilt Guild members, Anne Klein and Mae Aprill display one of the quilts that will be raffled at the show.

Town N’ Country Quilt Guild is presenting a unique interpretation of handcrafted art in “A Kaleidoscope of Quilts!” A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads, pebbles, and bits of glass.  As the viewer looks into one end the light entering the other creates a colorful pattern due to reflection off of the mirrors.   The Ninth biennial show will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Pulaski Community Middle School from 9am – 3pm. The public is invited to stop in to see quilted kaleidoscope creations, among other quilts.  Admission is $5.  Door prizes and handcrafted raffle quilts made by The Town N’ Country Quilt Guild will be given away throughout the day.   Demonstrations will be held on various quilting techniques and ideas. The guild was organized by a small group of quilting friends that met on a monthly basis to share ideas and help each other with new techniques in 1995.   They became acquainted through a quilting class that they had taken through the PACE program in Pulaski. As time went by the circle of friends grew to a membership of 35 quilters. Quilts through the ages have not only been made to provide comfort and warmth, but also

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Doreen Krause and Bruce Brzeczkowski holds quilt that will be raffled off at the WRBA home show April 6 and 7.

Dynamic Designs of Pulaski recently donated a quilt to the Wolf River Builders Association to help generate more traffic to the WRBA Home and Cottage Show on April 6 and 7 in Shawano, Wisconsin at the Crawford Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket for $1 for a chance to win the queen size quilt. The quilt drawing will be held at the end

of the show. Dynamic Designs co-owner and maker of the quilt, Barb Maroszek thought it would be a great way to get involved in the home show. All proceeds from the quilt raffle will be donated to the Wolf River Builders Association. The quilt is valued at $450. For more information on the show or WRBA go to www.

Calling all past Angelica 4-H leaders and members The Angelica 4H club would like your help in finding out the Angelica 4-H’s past to make a timeline. From when the club first started in 1912 to the present of 2013. If you have any general information or pictures regarding the the Angelica 4H club please contact Kathy Brown at (920)822 5682 or at jkbrown@netnet. net. Some examples of info wanted is: the year you joined, names of first officers or any other officer teams, general leaders,the first or main projects you focused on, highlights of your years in Angelica 4H, or any other memories. Also, any past newspaper clippings or pictures are greatly appreciated!

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Community Announcements CALL THE PULASKI SENIOR CENTER AT 8228100 FOR INFORMATION AND/OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR ACTIVITIES AND LUNCH. QUILT RAFFLE TICKET SALES BEGIN IN APRIL. If you would like to help sell at one of the banks or Super Ron’s, please give Kitty a call. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, April 9 and 23 starting at 9:00 a.m. Appointments required. Cost: $17.00 KNIT/CROCHET, Trisha is here on Tuesdays, April 9 and 23 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to show the fundamentals of knitting and crocheting. Both beginners and those experienced are welcome. We have yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks for you to use. MOVIE MONDAY at Pulaski Senior Center on Monday, April 8 at 12:15. Movie is “Song of Bernadette” with Jennifer Jones (1943). Eat lunch before the movie – pork chop in gravy. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK CLUB at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. April’s book is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. Books are available at the Senior Center.

FORGETTING TO REMEMBER (a program on Alzheimers with memory screening) on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Please call to make a reservation. Eat lunch afterwards – turkey and gravy. GRAND-FRIENDS DAY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 a.m. (replaces 10:30 story time). Grand-friends & grand-kids come join Miss Kathy for hand-in-hand projects & activities to celebrate National Library Week. MS. HOMEMAKER PAGEANT at Angelus Village at 1:00 p.m. Join us for lunch (beef stew) at the Pulaski Senior Center and then travel to Angelus Village. ABRAMS THEATRE “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” on Sunday, April 21. We leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00. Dutch-treat dinner after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $14. Reservations due by April 12. POTLUCK WITH WPS CHORUS on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Please bring a dish to pass that will feed 8 – 10 people. PIANO RECITAL on Monday, April 29 at 5:00 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Carol VanLannen’s piano students will perform. Dinner for seniors after the recital $2. POWERFUL TOOL FOR CAREGIVERS (helps unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend) on Thursdays, May 9 – June 13 at the P.A.C.E Office from 1:00 – 3:30. Register with the Brown County ADRC at 448-4300. Suggested donation $10.00.

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GAMES & CARDS (sheep head, pinochle and board games) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. Sponsored by MCL, BayTek and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. TRANSPORTATION is available to take seniors to medical appointments, for groceries to Super Ron’s, to the bank and pharmacy, to hair appointments and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for April 5 – April 19. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, April 5 – ham Monday, April 8 – pork chop w/ gravy Tuesday, April 9 – lasagna Wednesday, April 10 – baked chicken Thursday, April 11 – meatloaf Friday, April 12 – breaded chicken patty Monday, April 15 – BBQ pork riblette Tuesday, April 16 – turkey w/ gravy Wednesday, April 17 – beef stew Thursday, April 18 – BBQ pulled chicken Friday, April 19 - spaghetti


Jonathan Whitcomb and Kelly Luebke

Gary and Kathy Luebke of Pulaski, WI announce  the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Luebke, to Jonathan Whitcomb, son of Tammy Van Horn, Forest Junction, WI. Kelly is a 2007 graduate from Pulaski High School and a 2011 graduate from St Norbert College with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher in Medford, WI. Kelly is the granddaughter of Lowell and Lorraine Luebke and Robert

Mark Thomas Smith and Bernadette Marie Ullmer

Bernadette Marie Ullmer and Mark Thomas Smith are delighted to announce their engagement. Bernadette is the daughter of Leland and Karen Ullmer, Pulaski, WI. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Studies Home School in 1997 and has been employed as a secretary at Maplewood Meats for

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and the late Betty Van Lannen. Jonathan is a 2006 graduate from Brillion High School and has a commercial diving degree from South Central Louisiana Technical College. He is currently employed at Triton Divers in Amelia, LA. Jonathan is the grandson of Shirley Van Horn and Les and Lisa Van Horn. A June 15, 2013 wedding is planned at the ABVM Catholic Church in Pulaski.

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the past 15 years. Mark is the son of Terry and Gail Smith, Plum City, WI. He graduated from Plum City High School in 1996 and is an organic dairy farmer in Long Prairie, MN. A September 2013 wedding is being planned.

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Dynamic Designs to host customer appreciation days Dynamic Designs Customer Appreciation Days will be April 15 - April 19 at the 220A South St. Augustine location. Customers and the public are welcome to attend the celebration, which will consist of tours, refreshments, free laminating, prizes and special sales throughout the week long event. This years theme will be “Treasure Island at Dynamic Designs.” Kids that attend will be able to pick out a toy from the treasure chest. Businesses can register on-line to receive a free gift if they stop in anytime during the event. For more information, or to register, go to the website:

Flower arrangements made by: Carolyn Litscher, Jane Frederick, Gail Golden, Germaine Schwaller, Bonnie Drzewiecki, Joan Korzeniewski and Diane Murdzek.

Northern Gardeners Garden Club spreads cheer with flowers Bonnie Drzewiecki gave a demonstration on the art of flower arranging to the Northern Gardeners Garden Club at the Gillett Library at their March 20th meeting.  The club will be giving back to their communities this year by giving a flower arrangement or vase of flowers from their gardens or a silk arrangement to someone in the nursing home, sick friend, bank, library; anyone that the club think needs some cheer.   The organization meets the third Wednesday of each month and all are welcome.  The dues are $5.00 single and $7.50 per couple.  Next

month the club will be at the Gillett Library at 6:30 p.m. and will be making “Tree Bling” with Dorothy Grzeskowiak assisting. Tree bling is made using colorful beads, shiny mirrors.  Grzeskowiak will have all that is needed except a $5 is required for supplies.  Garden walks will begin in May.  There are some beautiful gardens in the program this year. Anyone that has an interest in gardens is encouraged to join the organization. For questions, call club president, Joan Korzeniewski at 920-899-3687 or Diane Murdzek, Treasurer, at 920-822-3864.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Kaelyn Summer shows her art.

Multi-age 1-2 and 3rd-5th grade students at Assumption BVM were able to sign up for Rose Wenzel’s Glass Painting after school as part of the extra curricular activities that Assumption BVM staff have been offering! For some, this was their 3rd year of Glass Painting and for others, this was their first time using Gallery Glass to paint vases, plates, candle

holders, candy dishes, platters, and other glassware! One student painted glass to sell at Assumption’s auction in April, while another student decorated a glass to give to her friend’s brother who is a Red Raider champion basketball player.   Their skills and abilities are remarkable and it is rewarding to see the final result!  BRAVO Glass Painters! 

On February 16, Jordan Dietrich and Michael Jerovetz took first place, and won a $1,000 scholarship, and Brenna Adamski and Christa Charnon took second place in the Junior Achievement Business Challenge.  Another team from Pulaski competed but did not place.  On April 25, Jordan, Michael, Brenna, and Christa will be heading to Sheboygan to compete for the Wisconsin JA Business Challenge Championship title.  72 students from around the state will be competing for scholarships and gift cards.

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Red Raider Robotics competes in Milwaukee In early September, Troy Hassman and Kelly Koller, both Pulaski Technology and Engineering Education teachers, started a new after school program for students interested in robotics. Through generous donations from Rockwell Collins and Bay Tek Games, Hassman and Koller were able to secure the necessary funding to purchase all of the equipment needed to compete in the First Tech Challenge held on February 2 in Milwaukee. Special thanks to Tom Tengowski from Rockwell Collins and Gordon Black for their efforts related to supporting the club. The FIRST Tech Challenge is an intermediate robotics competition, designed for 14- to 18-year-old high-school students, where teams of up to 10 students working alongside mentors apply real-world math and science concepts to solve an annual challenge. Students compete and cooperate in team alliances at sport-type tournaments that are ultimately helping to create the next generation of technology leaders. Through their involvement with FIRST, students discover the rewards of collaboration, develop a deeper understanding of innovation and engineering, and learn the importance of gracious professionalism. The specific goals of the after school program are to: Design, build, and program a robot that will meet all of the requirements of the challenge; gain hands-on programming and rapid-prototyping experience; apply real-world math and science concepts; document the engineering process; develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills. Kyle Baranczyk, Randy Verheyden, and Jeffrey Koehler were the students who joined the club in September and averaged about three hours per week after school from September to February to get the robot completed in time to compete in Milwaukee. Next September, Red Raider Robotics will again invite any high school student who is interested to join the club and participate after school in the design, construction, and testing of the robot and ultimately go to Milwaukee next February and compete. For more information, please contact:Troy Hassman, Technology and Engineering Instructor, Pulaski High School, 920.822.6808,

Student of the Month: Academics

Thursday, April 4, 2013 Pulaski News personal level “I formed lasting relationships with teachers and classmates,” said Schott. After high school, Schott intends to head to UW Madison for a degree in chemical engineering. “I’ve truly enjoyed my four years at PHS, and I will look back on them fondly,” said Schott.

Attitude Student of the Month

Students Skype with Storm Chaser On Friday, March 15, 6th grade science students from PCMS Skyped with Storm Chaser Tony Laubach. Tony graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Meteorology and Technical Communications with a minor in Mathematics. He has been chasing professionally since 2002 and has worked as a freelance videographer for

networks such as TWC, CNN, ABC, and CBS. He has done local work for KMGH (Denver, CO), KKTV (Colorado Springs, CO), KWCH (Wichita, KS), and KOTA (Rapid City, SD). Tony has been chasing with the TWISTEX research team and has been featured with them on Discovery Channel’s “StormChasers” as well as the National Geographic Channel.

Laura Schott, a senior at Pulaski High School, was named student of the month for Academics in March. “I am excited and proud to be thought of, nominated and chosen, “ said Schott. For two years Schott took part in the musical and she is currently the secretary of FBLA, Captain of the tennis team and a member of NHS. Other interests include watching and playing tennis, music, and spending time with family and friends. For three of the four years on Pulaskis tennis team Schott played #1 singles. Aside from tennis accomplishments Schott was able to connect PHS on a

Caelan King, a senior at Pulaski High School, was named student of the month for Attitude in March. “I feel very honored that I was chosen for this award, and I feel very happy that my positive attitude does not go unnoticed day to day,” said King.

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Throughout her high school career King has been involved in the schools dance and student outreach teams as well as the diversity club. She is currently one of the captains of the dance team and was named a WFRV Scholar Athlete of the Week on October 20, 2012. Outside of school King dances at New Fusion Dance and Performing Arts. Her other hobbies include baking and anything with the use of creativity. Despite all her past accomplishments, King still wishes she could have done even more. “I would have liked to have been more involved in clubs earlier and to gain more community service, I feel that it is important to put oneself in different environments and to help the community,” said King. After high school, King will be attending either UWMilwaukee or UW-Stevens Point, both at which she has been accepted into the dance programs. King plans to major in dance and take science courses related to the health and medical field as well.

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Teachers attend technology Conference On March 14th and 15th, members from the Pulaski school district attended the 44th annual Wisconsin Technology Education Association (WTEA) annual conference, “Connecting the Future.” Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing and James Morgan, president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation were the keynote speakers at this year’s conference. The goal of the conference is to provide professional learning and networking opportunities for Technology and Engineering teachers. During the two day conference, attendees were able to participate in content specific breakout sessions, attend hands-on, minds-on training opportunities, hear world class speakers from business and industry, investigate new trends in equipment and software from exhibitors, and network with other Technology and Engineering teachers from across the state. The mission of the Wisconsin Technology Education Association is to provide proactive leadership in advocating the advancement of Technology & Engineering education by promoting relevant curriculum, communicating information, providing staff development, and the networking of education, business, and industry. If you would like to know more about the WTEA, please contact Joe Ciontea, Executive Director, at or visit our website:

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Mr. PHS showcases comedy, musical talent of students

by Bailey Sintow The Pulaski community officially has its 2013 Mr. PHS! Congratulations to Mr. Joey Thyne, who left an undeniable impression on the judges through skits filled with humor, wit, and honest talent. Mr. PHS is an annual fundraiser for the Junior class Prom in May. This year nine junior and senior guys competed for the title, and all fought valiantly, giving spectacular performances that had the audience laughing so hard they were in tears. The competitors this year were: Jaden Canales, Adam Morgan, Devin Renier, Nate Leigh, Nick Salewski, Ben Mleziva, Brandon Buhr, Hunter Vannieuwenhoven, and, of course, Joey Thyne. The Mr. PHS competition is made up of three separate categories the contestants were judged on: sportswear, Q&A, and talent. This provides

a great opportunity, not only for those competing, but also for the community to see the boys various talents and personalities. The night was filled with some incredible singing, dancing, and instrument playing. The show featured many memorable highlights, including a hilarious comedy interlude from sophomore student Brett Johnson, an acoustic performance of “Therapy” by the band All Time Low from junior James Uelmen, a fun cadence from the PHS drumline, and a dance routine from the award-winning PHS dance team. The contestants had some pretty amazing talents to show off as well; Thyne’s mandolin-backed rendition of “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley left the audience stunned. “Jump, Jive, and Wail” performed by Nate Leigh

and the PHS jazz band had everyone ready to dance, and Devin Renier’s rendition of “Puff the Magic Dragon” brought roars of laughter to combat a serious, crooning song performed by Brandon Buhr. Adding to the musical talent showcased, Vannieuwenhoven ran through a best-of jukebox performance of various historical hits, ranging from Elvis to Johnny Cash to the King, Michael Jackson. To top off the night the audience witnessed the “Guy’s Dance,” a choreographed dance routine performed by each of the contestants. The title of runner-up went out to Hunter Vannieuwenhoven, and third place to Nate Leigh, with Mr. Congeniality being awarded to Jaden Canales. Congratulations to everyone who competed in a Mr. PHS we will never forget.

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Pulaski High School Hosts Solo Ensemble 2013

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Sports Senior Profiles

Name: Emily Matuszak

Name: Robbie Schuettpelz

Sport/Activity: Softball

Sport/Activity: Baseball

Position: Outfield

Position: Wherever the coach puts me, I have played everywhere in my high school career

Years Played: 8 Favorite Subject: Business Post HS Plans: Attend St. Norbert Favorite HS Memory: Beating Ashwaubenon during softball Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Kelly Clarkson Hobbies: Volleyball, hanging out with friends Favorite TV Show: Tia & Tamera

Years Played: 14 Favorite Subject: Gym Post HS Plans: Going to Ripon to play baseball and become a phy ed teacher Favorite HS Memory: My first career home run against Green Bay East freshman year Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: none Hobbies: Golf, fishing, video games

Goal for the Season: To be 1st or 2nd in conference

Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty

Rivals: Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Preble

Goal for the Season: State Championship Rivals: Bay Port

Pulaski student wins State Free Throw Contest

Peighton Nehring, 10, of Pulaski, took home the first place trophy at the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Content in Wisconsin Rapids on March 9. Way to go, Peighton!

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Seventh grade Pulaski hoops wins tourney The seventh grade girls Pulaski Force Basketball team started off their tournament season with a bang.   The team competed in the Little Chute Hoops Club tournament on the weekend of March 23 and 24.   The girls played fantastic team basketball and went 6-0 in the tournament.     On Saturday, March 23, the team defeated Freedom, Wrightstown in a hard fought win,  and Ashwaubenon to take first in their pool.   Sunday the team defeated Peshtigo, Madison and Wrightstown again for the Championship.  The next tournament for the team is on April 12-14 in Wausau for the  seventh grade State Tournament.  Good luck ladies!

Bottom row : Coach Lindsey Przybylski, Mallory Ruechel, Madi Winter, Gillian Holder and Kristin Burdeau - Back row : Coach Taylor Przybylski, Emily Higgins, Katelyn Binkowski, Lauren Kane, Kennedy Koehne and Coach Jim Doell

Girls BBall season comes to an end in Sectionals by Brian FitzGerald The 2012-2013 girls varsity basketball season came to an end on Thursday, March 7 after a heartbreaking overtime loss in Sectionals against eventual D2 State Champion Green Bay Notre Dame at Bay Port High School. After being crowned regional champs following victories against Kaukauna and Plymouth, the Lady Raiders had to take on the Notre Dame Tritons. Pulaski started off strong and took an early 14-4 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. Pulaski was able to maintain the lead until late in the fourth quarter when Notre Dame tied the game at 34 with just 21 seconds left. In an intense overtime battle the Notre Dame Tritons were able to come away with the victory, 48-36. Pulaski girls basketball had one senior on the team this year, Mallory Nickerson. Nickerson has been on varsity since her sophomore year, and has helped the team achieve the title of regional champion all three of her varsity years. Nickerson is going to be playing on the St. Norbert womens basketball team next year. “It has been an amazing 4 years,” Nickerson said. “I wouldn’t have wanted to spend it at any other school,” she continued. With such a young team this year, most of the girls will be returning to play for the 2013-2014 season. Congratulations on another successful season to the regional champions Pulaski girls basketball. You have made the community proud!

Girls varsity basketball team takes on Notre Dame in the Sectionals. Pulaski lost in overtime.

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All-Conference honors girls and boys The Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) named its allconference honors for girls and boys basketball and wrestling. Congrats to the 14 Pulaski athletes who earned all-conference recognition! They are: GIRLS BASKETBALL: Emily Simmons (2nd Team), Mallory Nickerson (Honorable Mention). BOYS BASKETBALL: Cody Wichmann (1st Team), Luke Van Lanen

(2nd Team), Jordan Stiede (Honorable Mention). WRESTLING: Bradley Prentice (1st Team), Kasey Caelwaerts (1st Team), Alex Caelwaerts (1st Team), Brett Hendzel (2nd Team), Max Mijal (2nd Team), Levi Van Lanen (2nd Team), Hunter Micolichek (2nd Team), Waylon Clark (Honorable Mention), Michael Frehse (Honorable Mention). Way to go Pulaski athletes!

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Youth wrestlers compete at state

Michael Frehse Wrestling - 2nd Team (Honorable Mention)

PACE wrestlers: Destiny King, Jadin Lemke, Maxwell Burdette, Trenton Gibbons

Alex Caelwaerts Wrestling - 1st Team

Kasey Caelwaerts Wrestling - 1st Team

Jordan Stiede Boys Basketball 2nd Team Honorable Mention

Pulaski Community Middle School, Jake Gille, Cole Gille, Dominick Hendricks, Logan Bellow, Derek Gibbons Waylon Clark Wrestling - 2nd Team

Brett Hendzel Wrestling - 2nd Team Luke Van Lanen Boys Basketball 2nd Team

Emily SimmonsGirls Basketball 2nd Team Max Mijal Wrestling - 2nd Team

Hunter Micolichek Wrestling - 2nd Team Cody Wichmann Boys Basketball 1st Team

Bradley Prentice Wrestling - 1st Team

Levi Van Lanen Wrestling - 2nd Team


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Mallory Nickerson Girls Basketball 2nd Team


“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~ Helen Keller

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PHS grad fishing for success by Kalli Seglund ulaski High School graduP ate of 2009 Justin Vannieuwenhoven is currently attending University of Wisconsin- Madison while pursuing a degree in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Machinery Systems. Influenced by his grandpa, Vannieuwenhoven invented the Combined Fixed and Self-Adjusting Holder (CFS Holder), a product of 3in1 Holders, where he further entered in an invention competition at UW Madison’s Innovation Days, winning the $10,000 while also placing third in the Tong Prototype Competition with a prize of $700. V a n n i e u w e n hoven’s inspiration came from his grandpa who is an avid fisherman and realized that when he went fishing, the waves rocking the boat did not allow him to catch as many fish. He believed this was due to the constant changing height of the bait which resulted in an unnatural look for the bait. “He wanted a product that would ultimately adjust the bait inversely with the waves,” said Vannieuwenhoven. In other words, as the boat rocks upward from a wave, he wanted the fishing rod and

line to rotate downward and vice versa because this would result in a relatively fixed position of the bait at all times. Vannieuwenhoven took this situation and thus created the CFS Holder. The CFS Holder is a multifunctional fishing rod holder and is the only one in the market that self-adjusts the bait with the height of the waves and provides zero resistance when a fish is biting. For clarification, as the boat bobs upward, the rod holder rotates down-

ward which also rotates the rod downward and vice versa to ultimately keep the bait in a consistent position. Besides holding the bait in a permanent position, the CFS Holder can also serve as a normal “fixed” fishing rod holder. This feature acts like the other holders on the market by having the option to lock the holder in place at various

angles. Vannieuwenhoven’s invention prevents fish from pulling the rod since it is inserted into the back of the holder and the user does not need to remove the rod from the holder to set the hook. Furthermore, since the holder constantly pivots, the user simply hits the back of the rod while in the holder because the holder will pivot and also set the hook. To promote the CFS Holder, Vannieuwenhoven had an article appear in Field and Stream and Outdoor News. Other than articles, he filed a provisional patent on the CFS Holder, attended the Madison Fishing Expo (Trade Show) and has holders being tested in Idaho, California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin and others. V a n n i e u w e n hoven has already sold $800 worth of his CFS Holders and plans to sell them in stores in the near future. He will achieve this by participating in the Burril Business competition at UW Madison with the opportunity to win $15,000 along with the Innovative Minds competition with a chance to win $10,000. Vannieuwenhoven will also finalize the CFS Holder and begin manufacturing in hopes of having his product in stores all across the United States. Currently interested buyers can find the CFS Holder online at or by emailing Justin Vannieuwenhoven at Since the CFS Holder is still being tested there is a free $15 mail-in-rebate and to receive a full rebate the customer needs to fill out a one page questionnaire which is provided in a self-addressed and stamped envelope. “I think it’s safe to say Pulaski has influenced my success. In high school I was taught to be creative and openminded, and I believe that these qualities are the basis for all my ideas and my success,” said Vannieuwenhoven.

Local business makes big donation to PHS by Melissa Skalecki Performance Auto donated a hand held diagnostic tool to the technology and engineering department at Pulaski High School on February 22, 2013. There are many different types of hand held automotive diagnostic tools but the one donated in particular is a OTC Genisys Scanner. When the service engine light comes on in a vehicle the scanner is plugged in and will give you a code which tells you what the problem is.

“Its outstanding to have a newer edition of the diagnostic tool, the students will benefit from the donation greatly and we couldn’t be happier to have received it,” said Harley Griesbach, Technology and Engineering Education Instructor. The tool is a 2008 model so it can be used on any vehicle made in or before 2006. The technology and engineering department had been looking to purchase a newer diagnostic tool and had even considered the one at Performance

Auto but they offered it as a donation and asked when it could be dropped off. “Knowledge and school are extremely important and we don’t want any students to miss opportunities because the tools aren’t in the budget,” said Brian Egnarski Co-owner of Performance Auto. All of the students in automotive classes at the high school will have access to the OTC Genisys Scanner so the generous donation will not go unused.

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Mountain Bay Coffee keeps the java flowing by Madison Vandenberg Pulaski area coffee drinkers can breathe a sigh of relief, even though Carrot Tree Coffee is changing their name and owner, all of the drinks you have come to know and love will return to Mountain Bay Coffee and Gifts. Mike and Cindy Muther had a dream for many years together: to run a community-based coffee shop where customers can receive delicious products, purchase items that are made locally by area artists, enjoy performances from area talent and meet friends and family in a comfortable setting. A few changes customers can look forward to are the inclusion of soy and almond milk, as well as whole milk to make lattes and frappes. There will also be a later addition of fresh fruits to make smoothies. Mountain Bay Coffee will also be offering breakfast and dinner sandwiches, as well as soup for the community to enjoy. The owners are also looking into deliveries of special orders to area businesses. Aside from food, they will also be offering arrangements of flowers for special occasions.

Another goal of the owners is to create a community-based shop. This includes selling used books and the possibility of LLC hosting a bike rally. Mountain Bay plans to open on Saturday, April 6 along with a “Welcome to Mountain Bay Day” on Saturday, April 13, when the public can get free tasters of most of the food and some coffee items from our vendors. There will be a “Grand Opening” in early June when the shelves will be fully stocked with lots of gifts and customers can receive a special discount on purchases. Also, senior citizens will receive a 10 percent discount on Sundays. For more information on this up-and-coming business, you can go to www.mountainbaycoffeeand or call 920-822-5111.

Births and Deaths Births TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 NOWAK, Julie & Nick, Pulaski, son NOTE: Births announcements are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. To place an obituary in the Pulaski News and on the Pulaski News website without a picture, there will be a $15 fee. To place one with a picture will cost $25. Please have your funeral home director email it to us at pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.


She enjoyed times with friends through the Ojibwa Golf and Bowl, Elks Club, UCT, and Holy Ghost Church. She loved making new friends while traveling to Las Vegas, and on bus trips out West and to Turtle Lake.  She volunteered at church and at her childrens’ school.    Toward the end of her life, she appreciated the help of special care givers, including Lynn, Sue, Lisa and the girls at the Manor Assisted Living. She was grateful for the care given to her by doctors and nurses.   Burial will be private at a later date. Due to the loss of her eyesight, in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, 2401 American Ln., Madison, WI 53704 or at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family. To sign the guestbook or share memories online, please visit

Czech, Leon

Wichlacz, Dorothy F.

Leon Czech

Dorothy F. Wichlacz

Dorothy F. Wichlacz, 82, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 17, 2013, surrounded by loving family. Dorothy was born March 24, 1930, to Walter and Rose (Zywicki) Behrendt in Pulaski, Wisconsin where she spent her childhood as the youngest of ten children.   On June 16, 1951, Dorothy married the love of her life, Robert Wichlacz, with a three day Polish celebration.  Family became the center of her life as  she raised four children Gerald (Jacque) Wichlacz, Roger (Laura) Wichlacz, LuAnn (Cessely) Wichlacz, and Sandra (Dave) Martineau.  More than anything else, she and Bob enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling their children and grandchildren: Caitlin, Amy, Bob, Lily, Andrew, Simon, and Sophie.  Bob will continue that tradition where he resides in Chippewa Falls. Dorothy shared her deep faith in God with her family.  She loved sunshine and being outside. She was an awesome cook and baker, and a great seamstress; she made fun picnics, enjoyed spending time at the lake fishing, and liked bowling, golfing and playing Canasta with the family. Her smile and sense of humor were treasured.   She so appreciated her friends, especially Diane and Nellie who were her support. 

Leon Czech, 91, Pulaski, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Woodhaven Manor in Pulaski.  The son of Joseph and Anna (Mazor) Czech was born December 4, 1921.   He was a lifelong member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski.   Leon was a member of the St. Isadore Society, who is the patron saint of farmers. Leon lived in the Town of Chase where he operated a dairy farm until his retirement.  He also measured crop land and silos for the state for many years.  After he retired from farming, he developed and operated the Evergreen Tree Farm.   Leon was a member of the Brown County Auxiliary Police Dept.   He took great interest in natural resources, soil conservation, and county affairs. Leon made several trips to visit relatives in Poland. He is survived by two sisters, Bernice Nosalik and Roselle Czech, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.   He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Galek, a brother, Tony Czech, a brother-in-law, Steven Nosalik, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Czech. Burial in the parish cemetery.

Marnocha, Donald J.

Donald J. Marnocha

Donald J. Marnocha, 87, Pulaski, died peacefully Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home with his family at his side.   He was born to Joseph and Bernadine (Peplinski) Marnocha on October 28, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Pulaski.   He married Arlene Mroczynski on June 15, 1948.  She preceded him in death on June 21, 1978.   On October 16, 1982, he married Loretta (Paulus) Marnocha, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1993. “Murph” was the owner of Marnocha Barbers and Stylists in Pulaski, a family-owned business which was started in 1933 by his father, Joseph.   He had worked side-by-side with his father and his brother, Gerald and, more recently, with his son, Steve, and daughter, Ruth Uelmen, who joined their dad in the family business.   Don was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and had served in the European Theater, in Italy.   He was a member of the American Legion, Post #337, Pulaski.   He was a lifelong and devout member of Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and was active in the Holy Name Society.  Don was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439.  Throughout his life, he was involved in community service and politics.   He served as the Pulaski Village Clerk for 14 years and as a Brown County Supervisor representing Pulaski and Pittsfield for 26 years.   During his terms as Supervisor,  representing Pulaski and Pittsfield for 26 years.   During his terms as Supervisor, Don served on the Park, Airport, Arena, and Library Committees.   He was also an active member of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pulaski Historical Society. Don enjoyed participating in sports, and especially enjoyed playing baseball and golf, and bowling.  He was a loving and an admired family man, sharing in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and relatives.   He also leaves fond memories of boating and enjoying water sports with family and friends. Survivors include one son, Steven Marnocha, Pulaski; three daughters, Ellen (Ken) Baran, Howard, Jeanne (Jerry) Czech, Shawano, Ruth (Philip) Uelmen, Pulaski; eight grandchildren, Kris (Deann) Baran, Melissa

“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.” ~ Saint Teresa of Avila

Thursday, April 4, 2013 (Jesse) Van Laanen, Allison Baran, Natalie Czech (fiancé, Christian Nogalo), Bridget (Darren) Halbersma, Chad Marnocha, Kimberly Uelmen, and James Uelmen; three great-grandchildren, Logan, Lauren, and London Van Laanen; two sisters, Patricia (William) Muck, Pulaski and Sandy (James) Geurts, Green Bay; stepchildren, Kristina Marnocha, Oak Creek, Tod (Beth) Marnocha, Green Bay, Peter (Rebecca Much-) Marnocha, Madison; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to Arlene and Loretta, he was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Bernadine, an infant son, one brother, Gerald, and a stepdaughter, Carla Chandler. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. presiding, Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M., Fr. Brendan Wroblewski, O.F.M., Fr. James Esser, O.F.M., and Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M. Followed by full military honors by the Pulaski Area Veterans.  Burial in the parish cemetery.

Bialozynski, Frank

Frank Bialozynski

A wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend left us on Sunday, March 10, 2013.   Frank Bialozynski had great faith in God, served his country, and loved his fellow man. Dad was born on the family farm in Pulaski on April 12, 1927, to Valentine and Rose (Mecikalski) Bialozynski. He carried on the family tradition of caring for the farm, Stone Creek Dairy Farm, which celebrated its centennial in 1983. At his side was the love of his life, Elaine Banaszynski, whom he married on September 26, 1953. Together they shared 43 years before she passed away in 1996. During their years together they welcomed many visitors to the farm, spanning from inner city children to foreign visitors. Whether you were a new friend or had a lifelong friendship, they made you feel welcome by offering a bite to eat or a bowl of ice cream topped with strawberries or raspberries. Dad gave generously to his community and country, serving in the Army during the Korean War.   In continuing

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his service, he was a member of various veterans’ organizations, which included the American Legion Post #337 in Pulaski - serving as commander and leading a number of initiatives to make improvements to the Legion building.   Dad enjoyed baseball, either as a player or spectator. He was especially fond of local baseball, often cheering in the stands at the Pulaski Legion and Reds games, along with supporting many efforts to improve the baseball diamond.    Dad was an avid bowler and bowled in a number of tournaments. He also served  on various boards, which included Assumption BVM School and Pulaski Chase Co-op to name a few. Dad was the quintessential farmer, dedicating his heart and hands to growing.  Whether he was raising a crop, or raising a family, he was happiest when he was nurturing.   He was an avid dairyman, recognized with the 1963 Brown County Outstanding Young Farmer award, and was very involved in the Holstein-Frisian Association and Brown County DHIA. Frank was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and a season ticket holder. One of his fondest memories was being on the field after the Ice Bowl. While on the field, he witnessed an individual swiping the hat off of Vince Lombardi’s head. He pursued the culprit to retrieve the hat and returned it to its rightful owner. Through Frank and Elaine’s love, they brought into this life their children: Gary (fiancée Barb); Glenn (special friend Wendy); Dean (Michele) and his son, Robert (Beth); Gail (Jerrold) Schroeder, and Lee (special friend Trish).  He is also survived by his sisters, Evelyn (Dick) Adamski and Helen (Roger) Rozmiarek, plus Elaine’s family, Marian Wisth, Alice (Ray) Kaczmarek, Robert (Bernice), Jim (Marge), George, Tony (Mabel) Banaszynski, Joyce Feck, and Shirley (Don) Hoekman, and numerous nieces and nephews, whom he cherished. In addition to his wife Elaine, he was preceded in death by two daughters who died at birth, Christine and Mary Ann, his parents, and siblings Theresa Bialozynski, Genevieve Lubinski, and John Bialozynski, and his second wife, Barbara Valliers, who had a heart of gold and passed away in 2010.   Burial with full military honors took place in the parish cemetery.Our gratitude and a very heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the extraordinary staff at Good Shepherd Nursing Home — bless you! The care, concern, and love you have shown our Dad goes above and beyond. Good-bye Frank.   We love you Dad.  We honor your generous, kind, and loving soul.  We are forever grateful.   You will always be missed. “Giver Jakubowski”

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Obits continued...

Gossen, Jason

Schulke, Orville N.

Gaura, Jane E. Jason Gossen Orville N. Schulke

Jane E. Gaura

Jane E. (McKnight) Gaura, 81, Howard, formerly of San Bernardino, CA., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Tender Hearts Assisted Living in Howard. The daughter of the late John R. & Ethel (Todd) McKnight was born on June 1, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio. In the winter of 1933, during the worst of the Depression and DustBowl, the family moved to San Diego, CA., to find work. Jane’s parents divorced when she was 11, and she moved to Banning, CA., with her mother. She met Isadore “Ike” Gaura in 1950, and they were married on March 16, 1952, in San Bernardino, CA., upon his return from Korea. The couple lived in San Bernardino, CA., for over fifty years. Ike decided to pursue a career with the Air Force after serving eight years in the Marines. Jane traveled with Ike as they were stationed in Burlington, VT., Victoryville, CA., Lakenheath, England, and Goldsboro, NC. Ike retired after 20 years of service in San Bernardino, CA. Jane retired on June 29, 1990, from Pacific Telesis (AT&T) after 25 years of service as an operator and customer service representative. They were able to travel the world, which they both enjoyed immensely. The couple had no children. Survivors include her three sisters-in-law, Stella Mathews, Elizabeth Oskey, and Christina Tilque; and 28 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Ike, on December 30, 2011; four sistersin-law, Julia Pszanka, Lottie Grochowski, Mary Kariotis, and Clara Sandstrom; and two brothers-in-law, Peter and Anthony Gaura. Burial will be held in St. John Cantius Cemetery, Sobieski, at a later date. Memorials would be appreciated to Heartland Hospice.

Orville N. “Shorty” Schulke, 72, Pulaski, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013, at a Green Bay hospital with his family at his side, following a short illness.  The son of Edward and Irene Schulke was born June 14, 1940 and grew up in the Shiocton area. He worked at Robaidek Silo, Inc., in Angelica, where he met the girl of his dreams, Joan Robaidek.   Shortly after, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, and served his country from 1963 – 1965.    On April 8, 1967, he married Joan.   “Shorty” continued working at Robaidek Silo and, in 1975, the couple purchased a farm in the Town of Angelica, where they farmed and raised their family.  Orville was also a dealer for Clay Equipment.  He was the recipient of the 2008 Cowbell Award, presented by the Shawano County Holstein Association.  His great loves in life were family, farming, Friday night fish fries, and ‘checking up on the neighbors.’   GOD MUST HAVE NEEDED A FARMER; ORVILLE WENT HOME ON NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Joan; five daughters, Connie (Wayne) Nischke, Pulaski, Lorie (Greg) Salentine, New Franken, Linda Gabor (special friend, Dr. Rod Smith), Menomonee Falls, Susan (Kurt) Ferfecki, Pulaski, Jill (Jason) Bergner, Krakow; eight grandchildren, Ashley and Kayla Nischke, Clare and John Salentine,  Nathan, Whitney, and Kaylee Ferfecki, and Caleb Bergner; one sister, Carol Maas, Appleton; one brother, Gary (Ellen) Schulke, Shiocton; one sister-in-law, LaVonne Schulke, Cecil; Joan’s family, Ron (Janice) Robaidek, Carol Van Lannen, Jane Robaidek, Jean Robaidek, and Don (Donna) Robaidek, all of Pulaski, and Mary (Dan) Woehrer, Wauwatosa; his godchildren, Debbie Maas and Mary Fischer; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roger and Ray Schulke; Joan’s parents, Julius and Virgilla Robaidek; two brothers-in-law, Richard Maas and Roger Van Lannen. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Gallion, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Danowit for their compassionate care and concern.

Jason Gossen, 24, of Oconto Falls and formerly of Pulaski, died peacefully Tuesday, March 12, 2013, following a brief illness.  The son of Russell R. and Jean A. (Ferris) Gossen was born June 16, 1988 and was a graduate of Pulaski High School. Despite all of the challenges he faced in life, Jason was a happy and easy-going person with a really big smile.   He loved the company of his pets – two dogs and two cats – Bear and Buddy, Princess and Trouble.   He enjoyed music, especially the songs of the 1980’s. In addition to his mom and dad, Russ and Jean Gossen of Pulaski, Jason is survived by his aunts and uncles; Ron Gossen, DePere, Richard (Trong) Gossen, Vacaville, CA, Rosemary Westenberger, Florence, SC, Robert (Jan) Gossen, Virginia Beach, VA, Ralph (Nancy) Gossen, DePere, Randy (Cathy) Gossen, Sturgeon Bay, Jeff (Chris) Ferris, Howard, Jim (Leah) Ferris, Shawano; his ‘godparents’, Roger and Deb Wertel, Abrams, many cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, two uncles, Joe Ferris and Bob Westenberger, and one aunt, Carol Gossen. Entombment will take place in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

Columbus, OH; a sister, Helen Chwaz, New York; sisters-inlaw, Florence Sawicki, Milwaukee, Barbara Sawicki, Hales Corners; nephews, cousins and friends.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on November 28, 2006; two brothers, Joseph and Richard Sawicki; one brotherin-law, John Chwaz; and two nieces, Sarah and Jill. Entombment will take place in Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. The family would like to thank Monica, Cheryl, and Jenny, and other staff from Unity Hospice for all of their help and wonderful care.

and Ellsworth Davis was born January 29, 1942, in Shawano County. On September 7, 1963, she married Michael Staszak in Krakow, where they raised their family and lived their entire lives. Nancy was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, White Clay Lake, where she belonged to the Ladies Aid. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, and grandma. She was a generous woman who was always willing to lend a hand to others. Survivors include one daughter, Sandy Staszak, Krakow; one son and daughterin-law, Jim and Cheryl Staszak, Pulaski; five grandchildren, Mitchell and Brianna Staszak, Tyler, Nathan, and Hailey Jauquet; one brother, Dennis (Nancy) Davis, Sobieski; two sisters, Kathy (Bill) Voelz, Cecil, Cyndi (John) Bostedt, Oconto; two brothers-in-law, Marvin (Margie) Staszak, Krakow, Norbert (Margie) Staszak, De Pere; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Michael, on May 6, 2005; one grandson, Brett Jauquet; parents, Ellsworth and Cornelia Davis; Michael’s parents, Michael and Helen Staszak; one brother-inlaw and sister-in-law, Roman (Marilyn) Staszak. Burial in St. Casimir Cemetery, Krakow. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at St. Vincent Hospital, 6thfloor ICU.

Staszak, Nancy

Nancy Staszak

Nancy Staszak, 71, Krakow, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at a Green Bay hospital, with her family at her side. The daughter of Cornelia (Herms)

Sahczinski, Valeria

Valeria Sahczinski

Valeria “Violet” Sahczinski, 91, Pulaski, died peacefully Friday evening, March 8, 2013, at her home. She was born June 29, 1921 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Stanley and Annastasia (Palinski) Sawicki.   On June 12, 1948, she married Raymond Sahczinski in Milwaukee.   The couple moved to Pulaski in 1954. Violet loved to crochet, knit, and sew.   She was a loving mom and grandma; a faith-filled woman with a kind smile for everyone. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth (Lynn) Schultz, Waterloo and a son, Raymond Sahczinski, Jr., Pulaski; two grandchildren, Andris   Schultz, Cambridge and Emily Schultz,

Pulaski Relay for Life


American Cancer Society


NEW THIS YEAR! Friday, April 12, 2013 At Pulaski High School 4:30 to 8:30 (5K starts at 5 pm) Register on-line at


Relay for Life Activities: • Run/walk • Health fair booths/screenings with local healthcare providers • Raffle • Performances by Sarah’s Dance and the Pulaski Community Band • Locks of Love • Massage therapists • Kids fun booths • Concessions, and more!

Team Registration $150.00 Individual Registration $10.00 Registration deadline: Friday March 1, 2013 *Must be registered by deadline to receive a t-shirt

Classifieds FOR SALE BRAND NEW! Queen pillow top mattress set sealed in plastic. Delivery avail. $175. Call 920-590-1110.


will be held at Brookdale Apartments, 430 S. St. Augustine St. Pulaski.

NOVENA HOLY ST. JUDE, Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ,

faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God had given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent peti-

“Never complain and never explain.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 tion. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause to be invoked. Say 3 Our Father’s. 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s for 9 consecutive days. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke

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aid. Amen. Publicamust be promised. novena has never known to fail. V.B.

PULASKI HOUSING AUTHORITY- 822-3887. 55+ low income senior living. 1-bedroom, rent based on income. All utilities included. Also taking applications for low income 3-bedroom family units, rent based on income. FULL HOUSE – PULASKI SCHOOLS. Available April 15. New appliances – washer, dryer, fridge & stove. New carpeting. NO PETS. References required. Call 655- 8259. KRAKOW – 2 BDRM UPPER. 1,000 sq. ft. Appliances included. $475 month/ $400 deposit. Washer/dryer hook-ups. No Pets. References required. 920-899-3662.

HELP WANTED PULASKI POLKA DAYS COMMITTEE is seeking a person or persons interested in coordinating the Pulaski Polka Queen contest. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Geri Kuczer @ or 920-676-0197. If no one decides to be the new coordinator, there will not be a Pulaski Polka Day Queen contest this year. CHILDCARE – looking for a reliable, motivated, enthusiastic individual to care for my 8 and 3 year old boys at our home in Sobieski over summer break. Dates: June 10-August 30 from 7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Would prefer own transportation to take kids to different activities. Previous experience preferred. Pay open to discussion. Please call or text Dawn Allen @ 920-585-0590.

MISCELLANEOUS The monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting

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GOLF OUTING FRIDAY JULY 12, 2013 THORNBERRY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB OPEN TO THE PUBLIC REGISTRATION AND FREE RANGE 9:30 A.M. SHOTGUN START 10:30 A.M. GOLFERS NON-GOLFERS $100.00 PER PERSON $25.00 PER PERSON Includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, For non-golfers wishing to dinner, gift, silent auction, join us for dinner, raffles, prizes and raffles. silent auction and FUN!! DINNER WILL BE SERVED A FTER THE GOLF OUTING ALONG WITH RAFFLE & DOOR PRIZES

For more info and entry forms contact Call Joe @ 920-360-9902 or 920-822-8319

Solid Foundation For Your

New Business You can now own your own Sears Store New York Market Now Available

Pulaski Sears Hometown stores, one of America’s fastest growing retail formats, is looking for an entrepreneur to own and operate a Sears Hometown Store.

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Contact Arthur Burke

(603) 548-0408 For immediate access to information regarding the Sears Hometown Stores Program and our confidential application, visit us online at:

Estimated financial requirements—$25,000 cash available without borrowing and $100,000 net worth.


PARKSIDE APARTMENTS- 920-822-4653. Taking applications for 1 and 2 bedroom for lowincome elderly (55 & over). Heat and water included.

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United Cooperative and Pulaski Ace Hardware, your neighbor . Become a cooperative  andmember reap benefit$ 428 Third Ave., Pulaski (920) 822-6396 TM

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by purchasing from Pulaski Ace Hardware and other departments.

Prepared and served by Pulaski middle and high school students with exceptional abilities. All proceeds go to fund an end of the year outing



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Reservation Form

Please Reserve by Wednesday, April 10, 2013 There will be three seating times. Please Choose one: _______4PM



How many people will be attending _______________ Contact Person _____________________________________________ Contact Person Email ______________________________________ Please send Reservation Form to : PHS c/o Pizza Works, PO Box 36, Pulaski, WI 54162. or FAX 920-822-6707 or email C ASH






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