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Happy Mothers Day! May 8th




Pulaski teachers awarded honors

Bob Van Grunsven, President of Marquis, and Irwin Jacobs, coowner of Marquis, accept a two million dollar grant from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Walker comes to Marquis By Trevor Mueller and Nick Buckarma Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, came to Pulaski, April 19. He presented a two million dollar grant to fund company expansion at Marquis Yachts. This will allow Marquis to hire more employees and broaden the technology being used in their products. The funding came from a Wisconsin Department of Commerce grant program. The new jobs will have an average pay of 16 dollars per hour. These jobs will be filled by a 100 unit order from the National Guard for portable recruiting stations that can also be used as a

mobile marketing structure. An example of the progression through the recession is the number of employees; currently there are about 355 employees compared to roughly two dozen in late 2009. To fulfill their part of the grant, Marquis must add an additional 379 jobs. According to several of the employees, this is a much needed boost for, not just the company, but also the town of Pulaski as it will bring more jobs to the community. Walker seemed optimistic in the grant placed for Marquis Yachts of Pulaski.


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Tracey Brewczynski, a 1997 PHS graduate, is a Golden Apple Recipient from East DePere.

On April 20, Tracey Brewczynski was awarded one of the seven individual Golden Apple Awards from the Partners in Education for the greater Green Bay area. Brewczynski, a 1997 graduate of Pulaski High School and a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh, has been teaching fourth grade in East DePere for the past eight years. She became a teacher because she wanted to be just like Don Siegrist, former muwsic director at Pulaski High School. Brewczynski has never forgotten what an impact he made on her as a student, and has carried his passion for teaching, extreme dedication to his students and his kind and caring ways into her own teaching. Now, as a Golden Apple Educator, she too is inspiring those in her classroom, one student at a time.

Teacher of Distinction Joel Jarock, Teacher of Distinction Harley Griesbach, PHS Principal John Matczak, PHS Principal Dan Slowey, PHS Associate Principal Dexter McNabb, Pulaski School Superintendent Mel Lightner, Pulaski Athletic Director Jared Marsh, Teacher of Distinction Kathleen Gerds, Teacher of Distinction Deborah Dolata, and Teacher of Distinction Sarah Kohls congratulate Golden Apple Recipient, PHS teacher Kim Noe (not pictured: Teacher of Distinction Liz Moehr and Teacher of Distinction Sarah Spitzer).

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Golden Apple By Devin Hynes im Noe, a Pulaski High K School English teacher, received a Golden Apple Award April 20 at the Golden Apple Awards ceremony. Only seven teachers from the Green Bay area were given individual awards that “recognize high standards of professionalism, leadership and innovation in teaching.” Noe, a UW-Milwaukee graduate, previously taught at Milwaukee Vincent High School before moving to Pulaski in 2006. Since coming to Pulaski, she has brought some of the most modern technology into her English classrooms and has been using all sorts of new technologies to help students gain knowledge. Noe says that she makes it a goal to talk to her students every day. She says that without student rapport, “they can’t reach their full potential.” Noe establishes creative lessons that appeal to student interests. With Noe’s desire to connect with students’ 21st Century interests, her classes have been using technology that intrigues kids. Ben Oliver, one of Noe’s students said, “Whether it’s podcasts on

my Ipod or Youtube videos on an Ipad, the tools we use in Mrs. Noe’s class help us learn more efficiently. Come on, how neat is that?” Another one of Noe’s students, Griffin Cleereman said, “Noe is for real. She understands how to capture the interests of teenagers while soaking our brains with buckets of knowledge.” Noe’s teaching accolades go beyond the classroom. For the past few years, she has organized

prom and the Mr. PHS event. She attends many athletic events and school plays and has organized some remarkable local service projects. Brandon Busch, one of Noe’s former students said, “You can really tell that Noe does her best to connect with the students—and it works.” The Golden Apple Awards also hosted 32 Teachers of Distinction (continued on page 2)

Golden Apple Recipient Kim Noe and her husband Rob are extremely honored for the award.

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Apple Award from around the area. Teachers of Distinction are educators “with the highest ratings in the first round of the Golden Apple Selection Process.� Of the 32 teachers, six were from the Pulaski School District. These teachers included Deborah Dolata, Joel Jarock, Harley Griesbach, Kathleen Gerds, Sarah Kohls, Liz Moehr, and Sarah Spitzer.

Roundabout meeting to be held

By Brianna Oelschlager Coming up May 18, there will be a public meeting held in the Pulaski High School auditorium and commons. The meeting is regarding how to properly navigate roundabouts, and other information about where they will be placed. Up to 24 roundabouts will be built in Brown County alone as part of the US-41 Project, so this meeting could be helpful for new drivers, drivers inexperienced with roundabouts, and anyone else interested. This meeting is open to the public and free of cost. Wisconsin Department of Transportation staff will be available for questions and answers.

Teacher of Distinction Joel Jarock and his wife Jennifer are happy for his recognition.

Teacher of Distinction Kathleen Gerds and her husband Warren are proud of her honor.

Teacher of Distinction Deborah Dolata and her husband Joe are proud of the recognition she receives.

The Pulaski News Staff would like to wish all mothers a very special day on Mothers Day and everyday.

Teacher of Distinction Harley Griesbach and his wife Shari are pleased with his award.

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Teacher of Distinction Sarah Kohls stands with her husband Benduring the recent Golden Apple Award Banquet.


“We are in community each time we find a place where we belong.” – Peter F. Block”

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Local couple recognized for 35 years of service

By Nevada Skenandore and Lucas Zablocki The instructors of Hunters Safety in the Pulaski area for the last 35 years have been Ed and Mary Brunette. They were assisted by Greg and Mary Cady, Forrest and Jenny Brunette, and John Lang. They have educated over 3,300 students over the past 35 years, along with many generations.

The Ullmer family for instance, is on their third generation going through the program. Hunter education is a program that educates hunters on gun safety, safety in the woods, and appreciation for our wildlife. The class runs about six weeks with a trip to the rifle range. Once you have graduated from the class, you should have the skills to hunt safely.

The 2011 Dynamic Designs Relay for Life Team participates in the Pulaski event on April 9.

Dynamic Designs walks for a cure

Mary Brunette, Ed Brunette, Jenny Brunette, Greg Cady, Mary Cady, and John Lang stand with Brunette’s final class.

Nick and Fran Ullmer present Mary and Ed Brunette with a few gifts from their final class.

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Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowski Dynamic Designs participated in its first ever Relay for Life event April 9. The team of ten helped to raise money prior to the event and during the event for the American Cancer Society. “It was really neat to see people that I know and don’t know who are survivors of cancer, and those who are still fighting. It just makes you realize that there is more to life than one thinks,” said Bruce Brzeczkowski, a team participant. The day was filled with events for the whole family. A scavenger hunt, name that tune, a hoola hoop contest, word scramble, basket raffle, 5K walk, even a frozen t-shirt contest, which Dynamic Designs designed and printed for the event. Each team

had the opportunity to decorate their table with their “reason to relay.” Dynamic Design’s theme was “Grandparents.” “It was a great event, and we’ll definitely be back next year,” said Brzeczkowski.



are sworn in At the Brown County Courthouse, Branch VII, Judge Timothy Hinkfuss will swore in 11 new volunteer advocates for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of Brown County on April 19. These 11 new CASA volunteers will be assigned by juvenile judges to advocate for at least 20 additional

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abused and neglected children in the Brown County court system. New CASA volunteers became an advocates because, as one said, “I have been given much and it is time to give back; I want to make a difference in the life of someone who needs a chance at a fulfilling life; I want to help the next generation, one child at a time, to feel valuable and cared for.” Steven Miller, a graduate of Pulaski High School, was one of many volunteers recently sworn in. CASA of Brown County now has 132 active volunteers working with more than 200 children in Brown County. CASA of Brown County is currently accepting applications for its fall volunteer training class which will begin in September 2011. Information about volunteering is available on the CASA website, http://www. and more information is available on the Wisconsin CASA Association website,

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Community Announcements BAGGAGE CLAIM PLAY @ St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cty. J. Lt. Suamico. May 14 7 15. 6:30 pm. Call 920-8267785 for info. NORTHERN GARDENERS GARDEN CLUB will tour the Green Bay Botanical Garden on May 18 at 6 p.m. Rawson Price, a member of the club will be the docent. STEP BACK – an evening of vintage fashion & history. Tuesday, May 24 – KI Center. $70 per person. Contact: Patricia @ 336-6315 or Julie @ 434-6817. 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 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. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski. Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 8657875. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: 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. 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. 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. 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. 8th ANNUAL BOWLIN’ FOR COLON, Saturday, May 21st, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Super Bowl, 2222 E. Northland Avenue, Appleton, WI. The goal is to raise money for kids with Inflammatory Bowel Disase (IBD) hoping to attend CCFA Camp Oasis in Waupaca, Wisconsin this summer. The cost to bowl is $20, and includeds shoes, t-shirt, food and drinks. LITTLE SUAMICO FIRE STATION drive-thru booyah, Sunday, May 15th. 9 Am till all gone. Public Hearing regarding the Annual Agency Plan for the Pulaski Housing Authority on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. in the community room at Brookdale Apartments. The Agency plan may be viewed at the main office of the Housing Authority, 430 S. St. Augustine St. between the hours of 8 am and 10 am, Monday through Thursday before the Public Hearing. The monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at Brookdale Apartments, 430 S. St. Augustine St. PULASKI POSTAL WORKERS will be collecting non perishable food donations left in mailboxes and in post offices for our local food pantry. Citizens should place their food donations in their mailboxes on SATURDAY, MAY 14. HELP STAMP OUT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Seniors PULASKI SENIOR CENTER RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW FOR SALE. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 30 FOR MEMORIAL DAY. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, May 10 & May 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 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, May 10. 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 GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, May 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. May’s book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Books are available at the Senior Center.

Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. ALLOUEZ BAND CONCERT at Meyer Theater in Green Bay on Monday, May 16. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 5:15 p.m. Soup and dessert supper at 4:30 p.m. at Senior Center. Cost is $5.00 which includes meal and transportation. Call 822-8100 for more information. PANCAKE & PORKIE BREAKFAST at Pulaski Senior Center on Sunday, May 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $6.00 (in advance) ($6.50 at the door) for persons 13 and over, $3.25 for children 3-12 years, free for children under 3 years. MOVIE MONDAY on May 23 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Ma & Pa Kettle At The Fair” starring Percy Kilbride and Marjorie Main. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. SING-ALONG AT WOODHAVEN NURSING HOME on Thursday, May 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. Call 822-8100 for more information. Come and help us entertain the residents of Woodhaven. 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 8228100 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 May 6 – May 20. 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, May 6 --- Shredded Turkey on Bun Monday, May 9— Veal Parmesan Tuesday, May 10 — Scalloped Potatoes & Ham Wednesday, May 11 --- Meatloaf Thursday, May 12 --- Pork Cutlet Friday, May 13 — BBQ Chicken Cutlet Monday, May 16 — Beef Stroganoff Tuesday, May 17 --- Baked Chicken Wednesday, May 18— Seafood Primavera Thursday, May 19--- Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich Friday, May 20 --- Pizza Casserole

Election Results April 5, 2011 Pulaski School District Board of Education: Christine Vandenhouten and Pam Denzer Pulaski President: Ron Kryger Pulaski Trustee: Reed A. Woodward, Edward Krause, and Gerald Wojkiewicz Hobart Trustee: David Dillenburg and Donna Severson Angelica Chairperson: Richard Smith Angelica Supervisors: Greg P. Van Asten and Wilbert Lewis Chase Supervisors: Dennis Kroll and Steve Gohr Morgan Supervisors: Ron Korzeniewski and Lenard Wahl REFERENDUM “Should the Village of Pulaski construct and equip a new Municipal Building consisting of a Village Hall, Police Station and Municipal Court?” Failed

Girl Scout Troup 4091 from Sunnyside stand proudly with their donation Easter cups.

Miss Bedora’s first grade class helped to donate approximately 120 Easter cups filled with candy to the Pulaski Pantry. The children donated the candy, filled the cups, and delivered them to the Pantry. 

CHIEF’S Corner

Submitted by Chief of Police Randal Dunford 04/12/2011 7:38 am - Traffic Warning - CTH B 04/12/2011 11:17 am - Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine 04/12/2011 11:25 am - Traffic Direction – Pulaski Street 04/12/2011 2:37 pm - Traffic Warning – Washington Street 04/12/2011 3:10 pm - Disorderly Conduct - St. Augustine Street 04/12/2011 4:32 pm - Animal Complaint - W. Pulaski Street 04/12/2011 5:20 pm - 911 Hang up call – Karcz Drive 04/12/2011 5:29 pm - Replicating Depicting Nudity – Colonial Court Apts. 04/12/2011 8:28 pm - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 04/12/2011 10:25 pm – Harassment - E. Pulaski Street 04/12/2011 11:40 pm - Criminal Damage To Property 04/13/2011 11:36 am - Assist Citizen – Colonial Court Apts. 04/13/2011 2:12 pm - Assist Citizen – Colonial Court Apts. 04/13/2011 4:30 pm – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 04/13/2011 4:44 pm - Lockout – Vehicles – Family Dollar 04/14/2011 5:42 pm - Juvenile Runaway – Nancy Lane 04/14/2011 8:08 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Cedar Street 04/14/2011 8:52 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Pulaski Street 04/14/2011 10:09 pm - Traffic Citation – Nancy Lane 04/15/2011 2:49 am - Disturbance (Verbal) - S. St. Augustine Street 04/15/2011 9:30 am - Traffic Warning - E. Green Bay Street 04/15/2011 1:57 pm - Civil Dispute - E. Pulaski Street 04/15/2011 3:00 pm - Traffic Accident – Crest Drive 04/15/2011 3:40 pm - Found Items/Property – Pulaski Police Department 04/15/2011 4:18 pm - Alarm – Business – Pulaski Community Middle School. 04/15/2011 4:32 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - STH 32 04/15/2011 5:40 pm - Animal Complaint – Lincoln Street 04/15/2011 9:30 pm - Animal at Large – Rosemary Drive 04/16/2011 3:37 am - D.V.O. / Disorderly Conduct – Fight - B & G’s Bar & Restaurant 04/16/2011 8:20 pm - Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle – Anthony Lane 04/16/2011 10:13 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation - N. St. Augustine Street 04/16/2011 11:49 pm - Theft All Other – Colonial Court Apts. 04/17/2011 5:55 am - Assist Fire – Neighborhood Kitchen 04/17/2011 9:14 am - Animal at Large – West Town Road 04/17/2011 10:52 am - Traffic Citation – Williams Street 04/17/2011 1:47 pm - Information-general – Colonial Court Apts. 04/18/2011 4:15 am - Assist Law Enforcement Agency 04/18/2011 9:59 am - Tobacco Violation – Pulaski High School 04/18/2011 12:59 pm – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 04/18/2011 3:50 pm – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 04/18/2011 3:59 pm - Lockout – Vehicles – Trailside Convenience Store 04/18/2011 10:34 pm - Traffic Citation – Summit Street 04/18/2011 11:41 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Pulaski Street

Pulaski relays for life By Brett Janssen The American Cancer Society (ACS) is working to create a world with more birthdays, where cancer never steals another year from anyone’s life. The ACS Relay for Life of Pulaski, held on April 9, was a day to celebrate local contributions of over $73,000 to this cause. “Reason to Relay,” this year’s theme, fit right in as teams decorated their campsites with memories and celebrations of survivors and loved ones. The Relay began with an invocation by Fr. Dave Kasperek from St. Edward and Isadore Parish; then the National Anthem was sung by Pulaski High School students Rachel Gullickson and Jordyn Anklam. Next, everyone present was motivated by the opening ceremony story of Pulaski’s special guest survivor, Carol Mijal. Mijal shared her moving story of survival, all the pain and joys of her journey and all her caring friends and family that helped her get where she is today. Carol then cut the ribbon to start a Survivor Lap as all cancer survivors walked around the track with cheers and encouragement from the relay participants. They were joined by caregivers, and then

everyone took to the track on the third lap to start on the journey to fight cancer. This year the event had a 5K Walk/Run with participants taking to the streets of the Pulaski community to raise awareness. Runners, walkers, and strollers certainly carried the Relay message throughout Pulaski. Other events included Locks of Love and Beautiful Lengths, where volunteer stylist Kathy Gohr, of Pulaski, gave eager volunteers haircuts and styles with the “lengths” being donated to programs for cancer victims. Other events included balloon art by Hunni and DeeZee, a scavenger hunt, a hula-hoop contest, a cake walk, and a frozen t-shirt contest. The children’s corner included coloring, removable tattoos, Lego building, and story telling, manned by Girl Scout Troop 4477 and 4561. Bay Tek Games made available games they produce and all money earned benefited the Relay. A themed basket raffle was ongoing throughout the day, and winners took home great prizes! Kind Photography captured moments and memories in photo, Mark Winter ran the Reason To Relay

The Butch Reimer team gathers to celebrate and remember Butch’s life and fight with cancer. The team relayed countless laps at the Relay for Life on April 9.

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Participants try to unravel and put on a frozen t-shirt during the Frozen T-Shirt contest. The event was held at the Pulaski High School during the Pulaski Relay for Life on April 9.

booth, and Terryoke’s Mountain Top Entertainment, LLC, donated DJ services for the entire day. Kathy Beyer, a guest survivor, spoke during the Fight Back Ceremony challenging survivors and family members to realize how important it is to continue the mission of the Relay For Life by being dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. The Luminary Ceremony was powerful. ABVM Shining Stars sang “This Little Light of Mine,” as lights surrounded the track in memory or honor of those who have experienced cancer. The Reason to Relay video was shown to recap the day. Teams walked the final laps in low light and quiet music as a touching end to this wonderful day. The Relay for Life of Pulaski surpassed its overall goal by raising $73,000, increased the number of participants and survivors, allowing us to extend our reach of cancer awareness and prevention message. Thank you to the participants and community members who made this event such a success. We would also like to recognize the corporate and team sponsors. The corporate sponsors are: -Diamond Sponsor: Bay Tek Games -Platinum Sponsor: MCL Industries -Silver Sponsor: Furnitureland -Celebrate Ceremony Sponsor: J. W. Industries -Media Sponsor: WFRV – Channel 5 Television

-Concession Sponsor: Figaro’s/Cousin Subs -Cancer Fact Sign Sponsors: Performance Auto Body Inc., Nutrition Service Company Team sponsors are: Beth Babik, Mary King, Dynamic Designs, Country Pride Realty, Bay Tek Games, Mike’s Masonry, Marnocha Funeral Home, Nsight Telservices, MCL Industries, Hofa Park Tavern, Stender Industrial Machines, Furnitureland, Ingenuity Industries, Laura Stalland, Premier Community Bank, Pulaski Education Association, American Legion-Auxiliary, Ray Sahczinski, Gohr Farms, Carrot Tree Coffee & Gifts, and United Health Care of Wisconsin.

The Locks of Love organization was also present at the Pulaski Relay for Life. Pictured is a participant getting her hair cut for the Locks of Love.

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- Thursday, May 5, 2011 turned as a registered nurse in the emergency department at St. Vincent hospital in Green Bay. Mijal is specially trained to work on the Eagle ΙΙΙ, a comprehensive emergency air and ground transportation program that provides critical care level treatments during transportation of ill or injured patients. Mijal is an excellent example of empowered survivors, fighting back for a cure.

HNS starts metal recycling

program Cancer survivor Carol Mijal stands with her husband Darrell and sons Alex, Dexter, and Max.

Mijal honored as main speaker at Pulaski

Relay for Life

By Brett Janssen arol Mijal beat breast cancer C five years ago and has been cancer free ever since. Mijal is a truly remarkable woman; she is always encouraging others to look on the bright side of things. Mijal gave a speech at the opening ceremony of Relay for Life on April 9, sharing her moving story of survival. Mijal overcame cancer with the loving support of her family and friends. Mijal proceeded to cut the ribbon to start the Survivor Lap as all the cancer survivors in attendance walked around the track at PHS as they where cheered on from all the Relay for Life participants. Being chosen as the special guest survivor for 2011 meant a lot to Mijal. She was very impressed by how well the Pulaski community came together to support this cause. “The money donated for research is phenomenal, seeing volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to work together is truly unbelievable,” said Mijal. Mijal is truly understanding of

those who are currently battling cancer. “Do whatever you can to keep your spirits up and stay positive. You need to find humor and goodness in your life,” said Mijal. Mijals’ battle with cancer affected her daily views on life. “I am defiantly more grateful for everyday,” she said. Families that are dealing with a family member battling cancer need to remember that cancer is not a death sentence, many people go on to live long and prosperous lives. “So many people who are affected just need a card or a phone call to let them know that you are there for them,” said Mijal. The Pulaski community really came together to make the Relay for Life a success. Many local sponsors and private donations allowed the Relay for Life to raise over $73,000 for cancer research. “It is amazing how the good can come out of people in bad situations,” said Mijal. Mijal has done more than just inspire others since she has become cancer free. She has re-

The Assumption BVM Holy Name Society (HNS) is kicking off a new program to help the Pulaski community. President Joe Warden of the HNS announced that the group would begin a community-wide metal recycling program, beginning May 7. The plan involves citizens donating used scrap metal for the HNS to sell, proceeds of which will help parochial education and the local food pantry in Pulaski. Metal items may be brought to the large garage behind the Assumption BVM parish office at 124 East Pulaski Street, the first Saturday of each month between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. “This is a good cause in two ways - it is a good way to keep recyclable materials out of the landfill, and a way to raise money for community social needs at the same time,” said Warden. “There are many things lying around homes, farms and businesses that can help this program. Our hope is that Pulaski folks and surrounding communities will contribute.” Items such as cleaned and flattened vegetable and soup cans, coat hangers, metal cups, stainless steel cup and thermos bottles, and anything aluminum will be accepted. Nails, screws, metal pieces, aluminum siding, brass locks or hinges, and copper wire pieces (even with the insulation on) will all garner a fair price upon trade in. Even lead acid batteries from cars, boats and lawnmowers would be taken in this effort to raise funds. Please do not bring in alkaline batteries. “This could really help the food pantry and educational programs. Metal prices fluctuate, but these items are always worth money,” said Warden. “I really hope the community gets behind this program, we need their everyday household items.” “With Pulaski’s communitywide rummage sale set for the second weekend in May, we ask people to save their unsellable metal items as they prepare for the sale. And, with the arrival of spring, many folks start cleaning out garages, sheds and basements. It would be great if they kept this program and the environment in mind,” said Warden.

Raider celebrates second anniversary with Pulaski

Raider is an effective deterrent to drugs in school and in the community. His ability to smell things is 500 times more powerful than human beings. He is a passive alert dog, meaning that when he smells drugs he sits down. “Raider is a tremendous asset to our school and community; we love him at PHS,” said Dexter McNabb, Associate Principal at Pulaski High School. Officer Tinlin and Raider often visit the middle and elementary schools, educating the students about illegal drugs. He is even brought to neighboring school districts to assist school officials to check for drugs. As long as there is a Pulaski Police Department and for as long as Raider lives, he will continue to work to eliminate illegal drugs in our community. April 20, 2011

Dear Friends,

Officer Tinlin and K9 Narcotics Officer Raider celebrate one year together on the Pulaski Police Force

Raider, the Pulaski Police Department K9 Narcotics Officer, recently celebrated his second anniversary with the department. The Black Labrador retriever arrived in Pulaski in April 2009. He is trained to detect drugs and has been extremely valuable in the Pulaski community’s war against drugs. Village of Pulaski Chief of Police, Randy Dunford said, “Raider has been a wonderful addition to our department. We are so extremely fortunate to have a narcotics canine in our arsenal of tools to combat the use of illegal drugs in our community.  With the addition of Raider we have seen more opportunities to meet with kids and discuss the problems associated with illegal drugs and we have been able to be proactive in our schools conducting routine sweeps of lockers and vehicles.  Officer Tinlin has done a fantastic job with Raider and the two of them make a dynamic team.  I cannot thank the people

and organizations enough who have donated to make Raider a reality and the many that continue to give to support our K-9 Program.” Raider lives with fellow officer, Jim Tinlin, who is a trained dog handler. Tinlin said, “It is an honor to be able to work with Raider, and I am grateful to our community for the funds donated to bring Raider to Pulaski.” Raider came to Pulaski after a fundraising campaign that raised almost $10,000. The money was deposited in a fund within the Pulaski United Foundation. The fund helped purchase Raider and helps to buy food and other necessities. Dr. Pam Denzer of Veterinary House Calls, provides free veterinary service to Raider. Dr. Denzer has also gifted Raider with a dog crate. “Raider is one of my favorite patients. He is very friendly and in great health!” said Denzer.

It has been two years since Chief Randy and Officer Jim traveled to North Carolina and brought me back to Pulaski. I am writing this letter to all of you to let you know how much I love being a member of the Pulaski Police Department and how much I love the Pulaski area community. I spend much of my time in the schools. I love it when the students come by and rub my back and ears. When I visit the Village Hall, all of my fellow officers are very nice to me. They give me treats. I really love Dr. Pam. She looks inside my ears and mouth and makes sure I am in good health. I am very happy here in Pulaski. I really like it here. I hope I am a member of the Pulaski Police Department forever. If you want to be my friend you can visit my Facebook page at http://www. Love,


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Airman Jesse Reinhard Aviation Ordnance man, U.S. Navy, gave a presentation to the American Legion Auxilary about life in the Navy. He is stationed on the USS George W.H. Bush Carrier in Norfolk, Virginia. He is pictured with his grandmother, Dr. Gloria Krumrai, who is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pulaski.


Katie Jo Przybylski and Robert Paul Broetzmann

Courtney Alsteen and Matt Seipel



Katie Jo Przybylski and Robert Paul Broetzmann are engaged to be married on July 15, 2011, at Pamperin Park in Green Bay. The reception will take place at The Ravine. Katie Przybylski is the daughter of James and Connie Przybylski of Pulaski. Katie graduated from Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in 2009 with an associate’s degree in Architectural Technology. She is set to graduate on May 14, 2011, from the University of WisconsinStout with a bachelor’s degree in construction. Robert Broetzmann is the son of Jeffrey and Mary Broetzmann of Cedar Grove. Robert graduated from Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in Architectural Technology. He is currently employed at Mueller Construction & Cabinetry of Belguim.

Courtney Alsteen and Matt Seipel are engaged to be married September 30, 2011, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Howard. The reception is to take place at Lambeau Field Packers Stadium. Alsteen, is the daughter of Gene and Debbie Alsteen of Pitsfield, and Seipel, is the son of Ken and Linda Seipel, of Alamo, California. Alsteen is a 2006 graduate of Pulaski High School, and she is also a graduate of University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, with a degree in finance. She graduated in 2009. Alsteen currently works as the Sporting Goods buyer for Shopko. Seipel is a 2001 graduate of Bay Port High School and is also a graduate of Lakeland College in 2009, with a degree in business management. He currently works as the Vice President of Marketing for Encomiastic, an online retailer.

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Phillip’s Walk-Run to be held

Bridge the Gap; www., is a resource for families waiting for state funding, implementing uncovered treatment protocols, or in immediate crisis directly related to an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our purpose is to decrease financially-related stress, increase understanding and strengthen family ties through education, and to raise public awareness of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Bridge the Gap gives grants to individuals primarily in Shawano County and other Wisconsin residents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Phillip’s Walk-Run for Autism Awareness is working to help Bridge the Gap continue their mission. This is the 3rd year for Phillip’s Walk-Run and we are very excited that this year we will be able to give even more to Bridge the Gap. Last year, Bridge the Gap was able to help 12 additional families with grants, because of the donations from Phillip’s Walk-Run. Rain or shine the day starts at 10:30 a.m. on June 4 at Da Swamp bar, W2490 Hofa Park Rd, Seymour. Phillip’s WalkRun is 3.5 country miles. Snacks and refreshments will be provided to the walk-run participants. A petting zoo will be on location, along with raffles, children’s games, and a special appearance by the Navarino Lesser fire truck. Poker run starts at 11 a.m. at any establishment on the route. The last poker hand will be drawn at 7 p.m. at Da Swamp bar. Half the money goes to the individual with the best poker hand and half goes to Phillip’s Walk-Run, with proceeds to Bridge the Gap. Please check out the website for a complete list of the day’s events including; registration information for the walk-run. A list of stops for the poker run, special events and appearances yet to be announced. Last but not least, thank you to all the exceptional businesses and individuals who have already made a contribution.

Pulaski envisions a new community pavilion.

Pulaski Economic Development Corp supports pavilion Zachary Prestby, 14, shows off his paintings.

Two-time cancer survivor

shares his story By Maran Collett and Anna Deau Zachary Prestby, 14, a current eighth grade student at Pulaski Middle School, has battled leukemia for much of his life. At four years old, he was diagnosed with Acute Lyphocytic Leukemia (ALL). ALL is a slow-growing cancer that is easier to treat than other cancers, and Zachary received chemotherapy treatment for three years. At a follow-up appointment three years later, Prestby’s blood work showed cancer in his system again. In May of 2007, he was diagnosed with a treatment-related Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), which is a more aggressive cancer. Prestby then went to the hospital three times to receive aggressive chemotherapy treatment. The third round of treatment, which took place at Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, put him in remission for a bone marrow transplant in August of 2007. As a result of chemotherapy and radiation, Prestby coded in May of 2008 and almost lost his life. After about a month in ICU, he was able to come home again, but his heart, kidneys, and lungs took a hit.

Zachary was seen regularly at Children’s Hospital at the bone marrow transplant clinic, heart center, pulmonary clinic, and kidney clinic. Last September, Prestby began school again, but coded once again in November. He was placed on a heart transplant list and received a new heart on February 19, 2010, and has since been receiving home-bound instruction while his immune system strengthens. Prestby hopes to return to school in mid-May. In the words of his mother, Suanne Prestby, “Now he has a really healthy, strong heart, but the rest of his body has to catch up.” In Prestby’s free time, he enjoys painting, playing with Legos, and playing with his dogs, as well as spending time with friends and cousins. He also enjoys public speaking for Relay for Life and reading fantasy and mystery books. Prestby said, “I like to swim, it’s pretty much the only sport I can do.” On June 4, a fundraiser will be held at Pro-Bowl in Howard to help out the family.

Members of the Pulaski Economic Development Corporation discussed the proposed community pavilion that is envisioned on the Polka Day grounds at their meeting on April 21. The pavilion will be built with funds provided to the Village of Pulaski by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council 4439. The PEDC members are thankful to members of the Knights of Columbus for raising funds to build the pavilion. The members are also appreciative of the Polka Days committee for their vision in supporting the pavilion on the grounds commonly known as “The Swamps.” The building may replace the food stand currently on the grounds. The Pulaski Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) was resurrected in 2010 after years of dormancy, to support economic development in our community. The members of the board of directors are; Sam McMahon, Rick Ripley, Todd Rosvold, Gloria Morgan, Karen Welcing, Chris Smith, Trina Townsend, Doug Prentice, Brian Wasilew, Al Morin, Tammy Brzeczkowski, Terry Hanstedt, Cindy Egnarski, Keith Chambers and Dr. Mel Lightner. The corporation has identified four strategic goals to help develop the economy in the Pulaski Area. Those goals are: 1. Grow the Pulaski Area Economic Development Corporation organizational structure and its capacity to work on economic development. 2. Retain and grow existing businesses.

3. Develop middle and high end housing. 4. Develop tourism and destination programs and activities. The PEDC Board of Directors feel that the community pavilion would serve as a destination for area citizens. A number of activities could be held in the pavilion, including a summer concert series, corporate parties, and family reunions. The pavilion could also serve as a building to support trail use. One innovative idea often mentioned is to use the building for Mountain Bay Trail activities on Saturdays during the summertime. A “Meet Me in Pulaski” activity could be held every Saturday for riders who use the trail. Members of the Pulaski Economic Development Corporation will ask the Pulaski Village Board to allow the building to be constructed on “The Swamps” or the Polka Day grounds. The Pulaski Village Board will entertain a proposal by the Knights of Columbus to allow the construction of the facility on those grounds. A Village Board meeting will be held on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the Village Hall. Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting. The facility includes a sizable kitchen, but unfortunately currently does not include bathrooms or showers. The pavilion includes an enclosed portion and a covered open terrace. Citizens may want to ask the village board to contribute or fund the addition of bathrooms and/or showers in the facility. Thanks to all Pulaski Area citizens for supporting economic development in our community.

NDA of Green Bay

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A volunteer student from Notre Dame Academy helps out at Lannoye Elementary school.

Notre Dame Academy of Green Bay had its entire student body along with parents and NDA staff participated in the 18th Annual NDA Serves Community Service Day April 19. Over 700 students and, many of their parents were out in the greater Green Bay community volunteering at schools, churches, nursing homes, and other locations in need of a helping hand.  As part of the mission statement of Notre Dame Academy, students want to share their time and talents to give back to their community.  One adult and two Notre Dame students volunteered at Lannoye Elementary in the kindergarten rooms as part of this service project. 

The next Pulaski News issue will be May 19th

School Updates

“A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.” ~ George Bernard

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Art Club and French Club travel to Chicago

Rachel Gullickson

Nate Hilliard

Amy Kawleski

Adam Morgan

Pulaski Art and French students smile from the Chicago Bean, located in Millennium Park.

Timothy Smoot

Adam Socha


honors talented

By Emme Bertler Pulaski High School students ventured away from their rural town-life into the metropolitan aroma of Chicago. This was a trip sponsored by French Club and Art Club. A total of 35 students, plus two parent chaperones, went to Chicago, April 8.  The students toured the Art Institute of Chicago, where they participated in a guided tour of the modern and impressionist sections of the

museum. The students had free time in the afternoon to explore the museum on their own and embrace the unique signature styles of art.   For dinner, Pulaski students went to Café Bernard, an authentic  French restaurant which is owned by Bernard LeCoq who was born and trained as a chef in France.  In addition to doing the docent-guided tour, four of Jodi


By Rachel Gullickson he Wisconsin School Music T Association sponsors an Honors Band and Choir project each school year and every school musician, grades 9 through 11, is eligible to audition. The selected students from the various bands and choirs then attend a summer camp for a week at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay and then perform that following performance in October at the Wisconsin State Music Conference held in Madison each year. Auditions are not to be taken lightly; they sort out the best musicians around the state. These auditions take place in February and the participants spend much vigorous time preparing. Pulaski High School has a great reputation of its musicians auditioning and receiving high remarks. This year, like others in the past, Pulaski High School was given great results that resemble the student’s hard work. The Wisconsin School Music Association gave the following results to these Pulaski students: Rachel Gullickson, alternate for Treble Choir; Nate Hilliard, alternate for Band; Amy Kawleski, alternate for Band and Orchestra, Adam Socha, alternate for Jazz Ensemble; and they selected Adam Morgan, Tim Smoot, and Karlye Whitt in admission to the State Honors Music Program for band. Congratulations to all participants.

Nickel’s students from the advanced French class “French Literature and Culture,” presented an impressionist painting which they had researched in advance. Her students are Chris (Christophe) Bania, Emme (Brigitte) Bertler, Kelsey (Elise) Shadick, and Erin (Léa) Skalitzky.  Each of them presented a painting by Claude Monet during the museum visit.

Fine Arts Night is a


Karley Whitt

The Sunnyside School choir performs “Grandma’s Feather Bed” during the Fine Arts Night.

Sunnyside held its annual Fine Arts Night April 14. Fine Arts Night consists of a variety of talents that are showcased throughout the evening including artwork, instrumental and vocal performances, dance, gymnastics, Tae Kwon Doe, and choir.  Over 120 different students were featured during the evening.  The Sunnyside Fine Arts Night was planned by Joanne Lundy, Christie Nimmer, Jessica Rosenberg, Chris Wendorf, Wendy Derenne, Mary King, and Bryanna Moody. 

Pulaski grad named to Carroll University

dean’s list

Samantha E.Heezen, an exercise science major, was named to the dean’s list at Carroll University for the fall 2010 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade point average for the semester of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale. Samantha is a 2008 graduate of Pulaski High School and daughter of Richard and Mary Heezen of Sobieski.

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The magician, Matt Morgan, performs one of his tricks for the audience, Morgan, who is deaf, performed so that kids could see that one can overcome a disability to pursue an unconventional occupation.

PHS student council members attend delegate assembly By Rachel Gullickson n April 11, Pulaski High O School Student Council, as many years in the past, sent seven of its members to the state capital in Madison to participate in the Wisconsin Association of School Council’s annual Student Delegate Assembly. This year the student council selected MacKayla Niec, DJ Hare, Jesse Mendoya, Mike Schreder, Elissa Harter, and Mariel Carlson to participate, as well as Rachel Gullickson as Pulaski’s voting delegate. Dan Jung accompanied the students on their trip. The assembly allows the students to experience the process of a parliamentary run meeting in the capital, sitting in the assembly chambers, as well as listening to

The crowd at Glenbrook applauds for Matt Morgan’s magic trick. Morgan was sponsored by the Glenbrook PTO.

Lannoye celebrates world music and dance The spring concert held at Lannoye April 18 was at 6:30 p.m. The program started with an allstudent song called “A World of Music.” The program then went to songs of the United States of America. All the students, along with the audience, first sang the

Star Spangled Banner. The students then sang other songs of America. Each class then sang a song from other countries of the world. The countries featured were Canada, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan, and South Africa. Each class sang a song from the

a representative. This year, that representative was Kelda Helen Roys, of the 81st assembly district, who spoke about being a part of legislation in Wisconsin. He talked much about the issue of the budget reform. The assembly also allows students to consider and act upon old and new business, resolutions and state projects, proposed amendments, and other items of business taking place in the Wisconsin Association of School Councils. It gives the student council members from all around the state of Wisconsin the opportunity to make a difference in the association itself. Overall, the students of Pulaski High School had a good time and a great life Lannoye second grade students sing La Rueda De San Miguel experience. (To the Wheel of San Miguel) in Spanish at the Lannoye Spring

The Pulaski Student Council members get together for a group picture after a delegation meeting ends. The attending members are Rachel Gullickson, Mariel Carlson, Elissa Harter, DJ Hare, Jesse Mendoya, MacKayla Niec, and Mike Schreder.

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Concert: Celebrate World Music and Dance. 

country they studied and then performed a dance. At the conclusion of the program, the fifth grade class, special PTO volunteers, and the four retirees from Lannoye were honored by students, staff and the audience. The Lannoye retirees are Mary Chrisman, Susan Hancock, Donna Jacobson, and Pamela Engel. After the program, a social was held in the Lannoye cafeteria/commons where students, staff, and parents could taste food from the countries featured in the program. This was prepared and organized by members of the Lannoye PTO. Amanda Kinney, music teacher for Lannoye and Hillcrest, organized and directed the program. Lannoye thanks the students who worked so hard to prepare for and perform the program, as well as the teachers for being patient and flexible with time and schedules, as well as helping out and participating in the evening program. Lannoye also greatly appreciated the Pulaski Community School District facilities and custodial crew for their help with set up and take down of the set. This includes Glen Kellerman, Lisa Folkman, Courtney VanBoxtel, Beth Babik, Mark Reimer, and Greg Derricks. Lannoye is also very appreciative to PCMS and PHS for being extremely flexible and willing to let them borrow their choral risers.





Pulaski High School’s voting representative Rachel Gullickson and Student Council advisor Dan Jung stand together after an informative meeting.

By Brianna Oelschlager The Pulaski Community High School had a special presentation on texting while driving April 21 in the Ripley’s Performing Arts Center. The students viewed two videos, each on the effects of texting while driving. The first video featured about 5 different stories of people or someone they were with that were texting and driving, and killed someone or themselves. The second video was about a tragic even last year; a girl named Alex Brown that was on her way to school and sent a text message and crashed her car. At the student’s lunches the week of April 27, they were able to sign pledges promising not to text while driving. The students who signed this pledge received thumb bands to wear to remind them not to pick up their phone while they are driving. The presentation was given by Pulaski High School’s FFA and Raider Crew members; Alex Hu, Luke Button, Meredith Simpkins, Amanda Romanek, Brianna Bliese, and Lauran Brice.

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The Pulaski forensics team poses for a picture. The following members received awards for their performance: Paige Lightner, Gold Medal; Hannah Kestly, Gold Medal: Kimberly Adams, Gold Medal; Ali Carmichael, Silver Medal; Robyn Gehri, Gold Medal; Sharon Wei, Silver Medal; Cari Hansen, Gold Medal; Dani Robertson, Bronze Medal; Ruth Becker, Bronze Medal; Avi Maltinski, Bronze Medal; Trish Johnston, Bronze Medal; Jenna Ryba, Bronze Medal; and Akisa Kaabacinski, Bronze Medal.

Local Students Participate in District Concert Choir Festival Music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Concert Choir Festival hosted at Roncalli High School on May 5. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school’s concert ensembles will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from other schools listen in as part of their own learning experience. The festival will draw concert choirs from a number of area schools, including Lourdes High School, Pulaski High School, Roncalli Catholic High School, Two Rivers High School, Washington Junior High School, Waupun Area High School, and Appleton Xavier High School. This WSMA Concert Choir Festival will be held on May 5

from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. at Roncalli High School. Frank Birr, Choir Director from Roncalli Catholic High School will be serving as the festival manager. “These music festivals are a great tradition in Wisconsin involving over 200,000 students annually,” said WSMA Executive Director Michael George. WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students’ understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement.

The Big Payback band performs during a concert they recently played at.

The Big Payback holds clinics By Emily Smithback “Music is a world within itself, it’s a language we all understand,” is the first verse to one of Stevie Wonder’s famous songs, Sir Duke. This verse depicts the power of music to unify people, a similar quality that the Pulaski music program has with the community. The verse also shows the importance of educating students musically to preserve the art of music in our culture, which starts in schools. Music starts as notes and rhythms on a piece of paper, but a crescendo to a marching band performing in the Tournament of Roses parade, or a concert band playing for an audience of respected veterans on Memorial Day. These traditions and experiences are sacred to our community, but were created because of Pulaski’s music education program within the district. Pulaski High School jazz students were treated to a day of clinics April 19, given by a rock band known as The Big Payback. The students learned musical techniques to use in a joint concert with The Big Payback that night. However, the concert was post-

poned due to weather concerns. This is a prime example of the importance of music education giving students an enriching experience to further their musical education. The Big Payback is a ninepiece band from Madison, Wisconsin with a strong education arm. Almost every member is a product of public education from their past schooling. The musicians of The Big Payback recognize their public music education, starting back in middle school for some members, as the reason for the band’s success. The Big Payback is known for putting on clinics around the Midwest, to further the musical education of kids. This is the band’s way of paying it back to the communities and educators that made the band a success. The rescheduled concert will take place on May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Ripley Performing Arts Center at Pulaski High School. Previously purchased tickets are valid for the rescheduled concert, or can be refunded. Tickets are still being sold for $10.

Back Page/Wizard of Oz by Nicole Banaszynski, Nina Josephson, Leaha Linsley, Marcus Malewiski, Jessica Martinson, Marisa Paque, Jenna Peterson, Emily Skenadore, Katelyn Spurlock, Cassie Stutzman, Sidney Tyczkowski, Adriana Uelmen, Allison Van Lannen, Sydney Wade, and Hunter Weslow. Nikko (Julianna Voelker) Winkie General (Rachael Koch), Winkies played by Julia Burdeau, Brooke De Valk, Autumn Francois, Emilee Hendricks, Sierra Howlet, Madison Jashinsky, Emma Jones, Molly Koepke, Dane Lasecki, Brogan, Laskowiski, Rachel Malcheski, Olivia Moraszek, Shelby Murray, Laura Neumann, Hannah Parker, Lexi Parr, Stephanie Pasowicz, Elizabeth Pautz, Brooke Richmond,

Amanda Risso, Dalton Ruechel, Abigail Steffen, Lexi Van Lanen, and Ashley Yurek. Oh my we are tired from all this running, let’s lie down and take a nap in that poppy field. Poppikins Played by: Sam Berg, Katie Gillis, Alyssa Korpan, Blair Louis, Kayla Norton, Clara Peterson, Kelsey Jo Sarenich, Bailey Sintow, and Beth Vanheyden. No, don’t fall asleep, keep running look ahead there are the crows. Crows played by: Jeffery Koehler, Brady Murray, and Brad Wiggler. Further down the yellow brick road, and the apple trees, keep running. Apple trees played by: Angela Blicharz, Morgan Burmaster, Nastya Carviou, Mackenzie Gehrke, Taylor Popour,

Megan VanBeckum, Michelle Wood. Finally Munchkin land! Munchkins played by: Bailey Andrews, Jenna Carpenter, Vika Cavil, Joe Cavil, Jamie Christianson, Thuressa Cullen, Tessa Dimity, Trisha Gau, Aaron Gewont, Chantel Grzeskowiak, Nolan Kozlovsky, Tiffany Larsen, Spencer Scray, Khaillie LeSage, Tyler Martin, Kiahna Mollette, Holly Nelson, Danielle Pashke, Bailey Pichette, Lyndia Poinek, Annicka Rabida, Isabelle Robertson, Carly Rosenberg, Emily Sampo, Becca Scherer, Allie Schuh, Taylor Schwarm, Karyssa Techmeier, Crystal Tenor, Jamison Vandenberg, Carly Wargo, and Morgan Wasilew. There is no place like home, there is no place like home, bye Lollipop Guild: Evan Fenendael, Matt Korpan, Matt Ledig, Sukhivir Singh. Bye Lullaby League: Katie Challoner, Erika Drake, Paige Hall, Kendra Komoroski, Taylor Tompson. Bye Founders: Nicole Huff, Momo Jamie, Madie Olson, Ali Powers. Bye Corner: Brittany Ciezki. Bye Teachers: Bailey Fenendael, Santana Wood. Lastly Goodbye Mayor: Abby Swiecichowski. Wow, it is good to be in Kansas again, oh look the Directors are here! Technical Director: Joe Diefenthaler, Director: Sarah Khols, Choreographer: Holly Nieuwenhuis, Assistant Stage/ Music Director: Wayne Pierre, Orchestra Director: Rachael Radkey, Assistant: Molly Suehs, and Music Director/ Choreographer: Amy Wright. I can almost still hear the Ozians Music. Instrumentalists Flute: Jamie Rodgers, Kimberley Adams, Alto Saxophone: Candice Matuszak, Mike Schreder, Trumpet: Ryan Loining, French horn: Mariel Carlson, Kaci Hoverson, Clarinet: Ali Carmichael, Oboe: Amanda Simmons, Flute/ Clarinet/Bari Saxophone: Tim Kozlovsky, Trombone: Joe L’Huillier, Bass: Tom Busch, Drum Set: Eric Holmes, and Percussion: Shelby Ridderbush. Now that the Wicked Witch of the West is well… a on vacation the Security of Oz is safe and sound. Stage Crew: Bobby Bourguignon, Abby Rynish, Mary Rose Schmitz, Madison Narges, Kylar Crouse, Kortney Klipstine, Jena Socha, Lizzy LeMere, Allison O’Brian, Alexis, Payette, Macayla Palubiki, Riley Bonnin, Gabrielle Lohrenz, Gabrielle Hinderman. Lighting Board: Jordan Dietrich, Hunter Belongia, and Moses Makowiak. Sound: Joel Ghor, Olivia Ghormley, Alania Larid. Microphones& Props: Sydney Olson, Lexi Delleman. Curtians: Emily Johnson, Rachel Slaby. Spotlights: Emma Gwit, Danielle Mihalski, And Photographer: Katie Robinson. We would all like to give a special thanks to: Gary Jordan, Brenda Strzelecki, Jean Kriedeman, Jeff Shadick, John & Lynn Malewiski, St. Norbert Digital Art Center, PCMS Matinance Staff, Rolean Wernicke, All Parent Chaperones, Helen Seiltz, Dan & Bev Hoks, Crystal Ciezki, John Pryes, Astro Hydraulics, Inc., Scott & Anne Powers, Randy & Kim Narges, Home Team Sports & Apparel Inc, Hancock Fabrics, Greg & Laura Fenendael, Glenn Blohowiak, Brenda Jusufi, Mrs. Morgan’s Class, Custom Cabinets, Sue Armstrong, John Kirsch, Dianne Peterson, Laureen Lindsley, Keely Graettinger, Lori Banaszynski, Kathy Tennant, Katie Jansen, Laurie Olson, Trina Townsend, Cindy Egnarski, Doug Peterman, Madonna Holmes, Judy Patefield, William Crouse, Mary Jo Maroszek, and Donsia Strong Hill. The Directors would like to especially thank Ben, Jason, Linda, Sarah, and Erik. What a great opportunity for middle school students to participate in the arts!

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The Sunnyside SPECIAL EDITION Sunnyside bids farewell to King

Principal Mary King greets students in the halls of Sunnyside School.

By Chelsey Gilson At the end of this school year, the Pulaski community will be saying goodbye to an excellent principal. Mary King, the current Sunnyside Elementary principal, has decided to retire. King has been in the Pulaski School District for 36 years. She has been a principal at Sunnyside School for the past six years. Prior to that, she was principal at Lannoye and Fairview Elementary Schools. Before becoming a principal, King was a teacher in the Pulaski School District. She taught first and second grade. Part of her teaching time was as a member of a job-share. After King retires, she has many plans, but the first is to be a wedding planner in July and August for her daughter’s wedding. In September, she is planning to work part time at other schools and visit her grandchildren in Minneapolis. King also plans to spend time with her family. She has four children, three sons are married and her daughter is going to be married in fall. King has seven grandchildren, the oldest is in sixth grade. The youngest was born on Valentines Day! King has been married to her husband Rick for 37 years. As principal, King has enjoyed

visiting classrooms, helping other teachers get better at teaching, helping students solve problems, solving behavior issues, and taking care of the building! Some of King’s favorite Sunnyside memories include the Girl Scout lock-in, Fine Arts Night, Reading Night, Family Math Night, and the Randy Peterson concert at the Weidner Center that included the Sunnyside students. King accomplished many things during the time she was principal at Sunnyside. Some of her favorite projects included getting the commons painted, moving the student playground from the front of the building to the back for student safety, having a four-year old preschool program, and starting the initiative to get Smart boards in all classrooms at Sunnyside. King is most proud of Sunnyside for many reasons. She is particularly proud of how the teachers work together, the “3 to B” behavior program, new to Sunnyside this year, and the 14 new teachers that joined our school! King hopes that the person who takes over as principal at Sunnyside loves kids, helps us get more technology, and will be a great coach for teachers. King will be missed for many reasons. Mary Sturm-Johnson, a second grade teacher, said, “She is always there to listen and help out.” Brenda Wertel, first grade teacher, said, “She cares so much about every child who goes to Sunnyside. She treats them like family.” King cares for everyone. She has made Sunnyside a special place to go to school. The students and staff at Sunnyside will miss her next year. Sunnyside hopes that she comes back to visit often.

Manincor shares

Sunnyside memories

Debra Manincor smiles, remembering many Sunnyside times.

By Chasten Fatla and Alex Young At the end of the school year, a Sunnyside teacher named Debra Manincor is retiring. She has been working in the Pulaski Community School District for 32 years. She has been at Sunnyside Elementary since in opened in 1981. Prior to that, she taught at Glenbrook Elementary from 1979-1981. Manincor says that she enjoys teaching all subjects, and she says her favorite part of her job is helping children learn. She always wants them to think about, “building a better mousetrap!” Some memories her previous students Alex Young and Ben Bouchard remember are, “when they watched Bill Nye the Science

Guy, Biz Kids, and also Word World. We had a lot of fun!” Students say that they’re really sad to see her go. Some memories she has and will always remember are when Audrey Olson drove into “Lake Sunnyside” and Bob Lotto rescued her. Other memories she will take away with her are the concerts at Sunnyside, playground projects, PTA and PTO activities, and fun year-end activities. “We have wonderful concerts here,” said Manincor. Manincor also said, “I will miss being here at Sunnyside, but I am also looking forward to working on my other project of Pet Therapy activities.” When she retires, she’s planning on training black lab dogs so that they can help people with special needs. She is also volunteering to help at a nursing home. Manincor is married to a great man that she enjoys working with on many charity projects in the community. She is looking forward to doing more charity projects with her husband in her retirement. Manincor said, “Sunnyside is a great place to be because the whole staff and community work together as a team.” She is most proud of Sunnyside because, “we have always had a great group of parents to work with.” She is also proud of Sunnyside because the community and the great staff

work together to make Sunnyside a wonderful place to learn. Sunnyside students hope that, when she retires, she will have a good time working and helping other people. They also thank her for her years of service to the Sunnyside students and community.


Stories Written by Trisha Fullerton and Molly Brotski’s Fourth Grade Literacy Block Students

Hermans retires after 37 Years


the Pulaski School District from

Mrs. Mary Whistler

By Malorie Schultz Mary Whistler has worked in education since 1979. She has been with the Pulaski Community School District since 1986. Whistler has been a school psychologist servicing all of the schools in our district at one time or another during the past 25 years. Whistler is excited about retiring but will miss all the people that make Pulaski so great. She said, “I guess it’s that time in life that I have to move on. I will get to see what God has planned for me next.” For sure, she will be spending more time with her husband, Mike, her son, Michael, and family dog, Harley. She hopes to do more of the family’s favorite activities such as camping, taking little trips, and having family movie nights. Whistler has many fond memories of her time in the Pulaski Community School District. Her favorites include the friendships that she formed and the families she has met along the way.   Whistler has enjoyed her job over the years. When asked what her favorite part of being a school psychologist is she said, “Working with others to make a change that makes a difference in their life.” She also especially enjoyed working with the three to five year olds. She is planning to work parttime and spend more time at her son’s school and her church. I also asked Mary Whistler if she plans on subbing and she said, “on occasion.” Whistler has enjoyed being part of the Sunnyside staff. She said, “Sunnyside is a great place for kids and staff.” Whistler also said that, “Sunnyside teachers and staff always put kids first and are always looking for new ways to help students learn. The staff at Sunnyside is family to each other. It was a wonderful place to work.” She would like a person with a passion for making life successful for children and families, starting at a very early age, to take her place in the district. Whistler will be missed at Sunnyside. The students and staff thank her for the years that she served as the school psychologist here. She has touched many lives and made a difference.

Belinda Hermans is a beloved teacher at Sunnyside Elementary School.

By Cade Sauer and Kyle Steinhagen Teaching is the only job Belinda Hermans has had. She has dedicated her life to this school district, our community, and most importantly, the students she has had in class at Sunnyside Elementary. Hermans has been with the Pulaski Community School District for the past 37 years. All 37 years have been at Sunnyside Elementary. She taught first grade for the first 27 years, and the last 10 years she has spent teaching kindergarten. At the end of this school year, she has decided to retire. She has decided to retire so that she can start a new challenge in life. Some of the things that Hermans plans to do in her retirement include spending time with her husband, who is also retiring from being a middle school science teacher at the end of this year, her children and one grandchild. Hermans also plans to pick up another job and sub in schools because she likes being with people and keeping busy.

Hermans has many fond memories of the 37 years she has spent at Sunnyside. Her most cherished though, are of the funny things children have said over the years, “because most of the time they don’t even know they are being funny.” Hermans will miss many things about Sunnyside. She will miss the great teachers and staff, the supportive parents with positive attitudes, and mostly the children. “I enjoy the children’s enthusiastic attitude towards learning. They are so excited to learn something new each day,” Mrs. Hermans says. This is something she will miss very much. She is most proud of Sunnyside because of “the wonderful staff, they are kind and fun to be around. Everyone cares about the students and teaches with high expectations in mind.” She also said, “The parents work with their children and the teachers to help our school and their child be the best that it and they can be.” “One of the things that I’ve enjoyed about teaching is seeing the excitement on a child’s face when they’ve learned something new and are so proud of themselves,” Hermans said. She has also enjoyed using all of the new technology such as the Smart board and i-pod touch. Hermans hopes that a caring, happy person takes her place next year. Hermans will be greatly missed. Her years of service have made a difference in the lives of many Sunnyside students.

A friendly face leaves Sunnyside

Marsha Frisch shares a friendly smile in the Sunnyside office.

An article written by Trisha Fullerton’s writing class as a shared writing activity If you have ever entered the Sunnyside Elementary School office, you would have been greeted by several smiling and helpful people. For the last three years, one of those people would have been Marsha Frisch. But at the end of this school year, Frisch plans to retire. Frisch has held many positions within the Pulaski Community School District over the past 33 years. She has been a primary aide at Lannoye, a guidance aide at Pulaski High School, a library aide at Sunnyside, the hot lunch aide at Glenbrook, operator at Central Duplicating, secretary for the Buildings and Grounds department, and lastly, a secretary in the Sunnyside office. Frisch is retiring because she feels it is the right time. She has enjoyed working with the wonderful Sunnyside students, parents, and staff. She has mixed emotions about retiring. “I’m sad about leaving Sunnyside, and excited to start a new phase of my life,” said Frisch. Frisch has some overdue projects that she plans to get to work on when she retires. She would

also like to become a step-worker for the Pulaski School District in retirement. In addition, she wants to spend more time with her loved ones. Frisch is married to a wonderful man and their family includes one son, daughter-in-law, and two grandsons in Lower Michigan; one daughter, son-inlaw, and two grandsons north of Pulaski; five step-sons (three of which are still at home), and one step-daughter, who is also living at home. Some of Frisch’s favorite memories from her time at Sunnyside include events around the holidays. “My holidays have been so much more fun because of the enthusiasm of our school children,” she said. Frisch has enjoyed the last three years at Sunnyside. She said, “I enjoy absolutely everything about working at Sunnyside – I have a variety of duties.” She also enjoys saying the Pledge of Allegiance every morning because she feels that it instills patriotism. She loves how everyone at Sunnyside “works together for the good of the children.” Frisch hopes that the person who takes her place next year is kind, loves children, is a hard worker, and a team player. The Sunnyside staff and students will miss having Frisch in the office next year. “Marsha is a good person who helps people if they get hurt or bumped,” said Malorie Schultz, fourth grade student at Sunnyside. Sunnyside wishes her well in her retirement and thanks her for her many contributions to Sunnyside’s students, staff, and families.

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Sunnyside students write for Pulaski News

Fourth grade students display their African masks. The back row shows Sam Brodhagen, Gabby Engels, Calla Wertel, Alex Young, Katelyn Petter, and Grace Christiansen. The second row shows Wesley Hibbard, Courtney Scanlan, Chelsey Gilson, Garrison Clark, Nick Redlin, Alaina Jacobetti, and Karlee Krueger. The front row shows Lauryn Wessely, Zoe Clough, MaKayla Erdmann, Carter Powell, Jaidon Novinska, Cole Gille, and Conrad Hillesheim.

Molly Brotski and Trisha Fullerton’s literacy group is proud of their Pulaski News articles. In the back row are Derek Gibbons, Lauren George, Malorie Schultz, Emily Kuske, Chasten Fatla, and Alex Young. The third row shows Courtney Scanlan, Chelsey Gilson, Katelyn Petter, Raymond Niec, Garrison Clark, and Cade Sauer. In the second row are Hayden Woyak, Kori Vickery, Collin Bougie, Conrad Hillesheim, Kyle Steinhagen, Beau Delebreau, and Evan Schuurmans. The front row shows Ben Wigger, Caleb Andrews, Taylor Williquette, and Ben Bouchard.

By Taylor Williquette risha Fullerton’s writing class T started a newspaper writing unit in early March. The students first learned about newspaper writing and how it is different from much of the writing that fourth graders usually do in class. They learned that newspaper writers have to use short, precise sentences, with very little “descriptive” language. They learned that their personal opinions should not be included in the article, just the facts. They also learned that accuracy is very important in newspaper writing. Laura Dahms and Cassie Alfheim, from the Pulaski News staff came over two days early in the unit to talk to the students about their experiences on the Pulaski News staff. They talked about their favorite stories and some of the challenges of newspaper writing. Dahms said, “I signed up for the Pulaski News class because I wanted to write about the community.” The students also learned about why the Pulaski News is so special. “The Pulaski news is special because of its contents and the fact that it is student made. It

is the only paper that lets the kids do the work,” said Kathy Gerds, Editor of Pulaski News. Dahms and Alfheim also talked to the students about the elements that make up a good newspaper story. Chelsey Gilson, a student in Fullerton’s writing class, said that it was helpful to have Dahms and Alfheim come and speak to the class because “they gave a lot of details on what we were going to have to do.” Before the students were assigned to the story they would write, Dahms and Aflheim, along with Fullerton, held a few “mock interviews” so that the students could learn about and see proper interview etiquette. Next, Fullerton assigned the students to a story. The students were responsible for planning, researching, interviewing for, writing, and editing their articles. Fullerton, along with Pulaski News staff members Laura Dahms, Matt Matuszak, and Tim Frisch, helped guide the students while they were writing and editing their articles. The students had a deadline of April 26 for their work. All work had to be submitted to the Pulaski

News by this date or it would not run in the May 5 edition. This gave the students a real life experience. All journalists have deadlines that they must meet for their employers, and this was no different for Fullerton’s writing class. Fullerton’s writing students were very excited to write for this project. Fourth grade student, Katelyn Petter, liked this project. She said, “I like this project because I have never done anything like this before and I have a good assignment. It won’t take long to finish it.” All of the students are anxious to see their work published in Pulaski News. Fullerton said, “I wanted my students to do a writing project that had a specific purpose. I wanted my students to have their work published for a larger audience than just me and be able to learn and grow from the opportunity to participate in real-world writing. I feel that this project is a valuable learning experience for my students. It was a new adventure for all of the students. I hope it was one that they were excited about and one that will become a proud memory for all.”

Comet Cards reward good behavior at Sunnyside

Comet Cards on display outside of the office at Sunnyside.

By Emily Kuske and Caleb Andrews Good behaviors are paying off at Sunnyside Elementary! Students who are caught showing the “3 to B” behaviors may be rewarded with a comet card. Comet cards are a way to recognize good behaviors. The people who can hand out Comet Cards are teachers, supervisors,

aides, secretaries, custodians, cooks, or any adult that works at Sunnyside. Students caught making good choices could get comet cards for such things as being responsible, respectful, and safe. “3 to B” behaviors could look like walking in the hallway, cleaning the garbage off the floor, being kind to others, and being

safe on the playground. “We think we still have a lot to learn, but we think comet cards are working,” said Paula Goeben, school counselor at Sunnyside Elementary. Each week the total number of Comet Cards turned in reaches between 100 and 150 cards! That means that there are a lot of great kids at Sunnyside making great choices. Students who choose to be responsible, respectful, and safe, help make Sunnyside a great place to be. When students earn a Comet Card they turn them into the office. Each week, the Comet Card winners are announced to the whole school. There are different rewards for earning Comet Cards. Sometimes there are individual prizes awarded from a drawing, and sometimes there is a school-wide goal set, and when it is reached, there is a special program for the whole school. Katelyn Petter, a student at Sunnyside thinks comet cards are a good idea “because now kids try to be more responsible and more quiet now…Lunch is more enjoyable!” Taylor Williquette, another student at Sunnyside, likes comet cards “because people learn to be very respectful.” Many Comet Cards are earned by the great students at Sunnyside. Students making the choice to be responsible, respectful, and safe, make Sunnyside a great place to go to school.

Sunnyside students make masks By Katelyn Petter Jessica Rosenberg always has fun and creative learning experiences up her sleeve. Recently, her fourth grade students at Sunnyside Elementary studied how masks were an important part of African culture. Using her Smart Board, Rosenberg showed the students examples of masks and used websites to teach them how masks were used in the African culture. “Basically I wanted the kids to know that masks are used for these reasons: to communicate with ancestors, to represent spirits (from nature), and for ceremonies.  The masks can look animal, human or both,” said Rosenberg. After the students were done studying about the masks’ importance in African culture, they used their knowledge and creativity to make their own masks. The project was a lot of fun. Students enjoyed the project for many

reasons. “It was fun to make my mask. It has lots of colors and details,” said Lauren George. Jaidon Novinska was proud to say that, “My mask is white with lots of beads on it. It looks really cool.” Courtney Faucett was also proud of her mask because, “It is very pretty with lots of hair.” Rosenberg liked watching the students’ creativity come out with this project. “Each student had a different idea for their mask. It’s awesome to see how creative each student can be when adding parts to their mask.” The fourth grade students worked for over two months on their masks. It was a great learning experience. “This is a really good project because there are so many different steps. The students get to see the whole process for making a 3-D work of art,” said Rosenberg.

African Mask Project Q&A Jessica Rosenberg: Do you like watching the 4th grade kids make the African mask? “Yes, each student has a different idea for their mask. It’s awesome to see how creative each student can be when adding parts to their mask. This was a really good project because there is so many different steps. The students get to see the whole process for making a 3-D work of art.” Jessica Rosenberg: How did you get this idea to do the African masks? “I was student teaching. My cooperating teacher Mery Scanlan was doing African projects with the whole school. Jessica Rosenberg: Do you think the 4th grade kids worked hard on the masks? Most definitely. They worked

over two months on the masks. First, they learned about African masks then spent a lot of time on paper mache. The final step was painting. Their hard work really paid off. Lauren George: Do you like your mask and why? “Yes, because it was fun to make and it has lots of colors and details. Jaidon Novinska- How does your mask look? “It is white and there are a lot of beads on it. Courtny Faucet: Are you proud of your mask? “Yes, I am very proud of it. It is very pretty with lots of hair.”

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Music and physical education at Sunnyside hold many events

Fourth grade students Jaidon Novinska and Carter Powell check their pedometers at the end of gym class.

By Ben Bouchard and Hayden Woyak Christopher Wendorf teaches physical education, and Christie Nimmer teaches music at Sunnyside Elementary School. Both classes are a lot of fun and Sunnyside students enjoy them. Physical education events that have been held so far this year have been: Frankenstein’s Laboratory for Halloween, October 25 and 26; Winter Wonderland, December 21 through 23; Jump Rope for Heart for grades Kindergarten through 3, January 27; Hoops for Heart for grades 4 through 5, January 27; Packer Training Camp (Super Bowl), February 3 and 4; and The Second Annual Family Roller-skating Night, February 7. There is one more physical education event coming up, and that is the Survivor Island Field Day, June 3. Games on this day will include Lava Race, Nitro Carry, Jellyfish Transfer, Hungry Tribes, Creative Shapes, Human Ladder, Smoke Signals, Coconut Carry, Jungle Walk, Meteor Madness, Fire Drill, Brick Wall, Word Builder, Pineapple Pass, Lumber Relay, Tarantula’s Web, Egg Scramble, Code Punch, Tarp Twister, Magic Bases, and Untying Knots. All of these games will be lots of fun, and students will work together and move around a lot. Wendorf will be organizing

and running the whole event. Wendorf said, “I like to plan and organize special events because I strive to continually make physical education class fun and meaningful for the students. The innovative activities I do allow the students to work on skills that are part of the regular curriculum. I can use a theme that coincides with a particular season or a time of year to add excitement and enthusiasm for learning. It is very satisfying for me to see the smiles on the student’s faces when they walk through the door on the day of the special event. All the work I put in makes it well worth my time.” The music education program has also had a lot of fun events this year. One event that has happened is the Exchange Concert with the sixth grade choir on October 15, where the choir performed with the sixth grade choir. Their favorite song was “One Day.” Another event was the Fall Festival, which was on October 22. The students were able to wear their Halloween costumes and sing sons about the fall season. The next event was with grades three, four, and five and choir at the Holiday Program—“Santa’s Holiday Hoe Down”, which was on December 17. After that was the CP Telethon on March 6. At the CP Telethon, the choir sang with song writer and children’s entertainer

Randy Peterson. Sunnyside raised $3,761.80. The last event that took place was Fine Arts Night on April 14. The choir performed the Star Spangled Banner, “Grandmas Featherbed,” and “Fireflies,” as well as smaller groups of dance, gymnastics, instrumental and vocal performances. Coming up next: the fourth and fifth grade Sunnyside Elementary Choir will be performing in a Family Concert with Randy Peterson at the Weidner Center on April 30 at 11 a.m. Then, the Kindergarten through second grade concert, “E-I-E-I-Ooops,” will take place on May 20 at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Finally, there will be the Fifth Grade Recognition, where the choir will perform June 1. Students really enjoy the performances that Nimmer helps them put on. “We really appreciate the extra time that Mrs. Nimmer puts in so we can have these programs. They are a lot of fun,” says Chelsey Gilson, fourth grade student. Nimmer said, “The Sunnyside choir has 60 students comprised of fourth and fifth graders. Choir is an addition to the K-5 general music elementary curriculum that is already taught at Sunnyside. I originally started an elementary choir for the specific reason as a community service project to raise money for the annual CP Telethon. Through the years the coir has grown and we have been asked to perform at many

other events. I continue to teach choir to provide unforgettable and memorable experiences for the students outside the regular music classroom. I also enjoy creating community partnerships where the community can come together and support the school.” This year, the following students are involved with choir: (fourth grade) Samantha Barlament, Sam Brodhagen, Emily Bukowiec, Grace Christiansen, Zoe Clough, Chelsey 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, (5th Grade) 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 Kohne, Cassondra Klaus, Haley Micolocheck, Kendra Meyers, Kendra Murphy, Autumn Rettke, Tessa Slaby, Morgan Wasurick. Overall, Sunnyside Elemen-

Sunnyside third, fourth, and fifth grade students perform in the Christmas music program.

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tary School has fun Physical Education and Music Events. The students and staff appreciate the extra time that Wendorf and Nimmer put into these special, “extra,” events. They are a big part of why Sunnyside is such a special place and a wonderful place to go to school.


fourth grade students visit

Point Beach

By Beau Delebreau and Evan Schuurmans On April 7, Sunnyside Elementary School’s fourth grade students went on a field trip to Point Beach Energy Center. Point Beach Energy Center is a nuclear power plant located on Lake Michigan north of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Most of the power from this plant goes to the Green Bay area and communities along the Lake Michigan shoreline of Southeastern Wisconsin. The fourth graders went on this trip as an extension of the “Electric Circuits” unit they were studying as part of their science curriculum. In this unit, students are first introduced to the basic properties of electricity as they learn about electric circuits and the parts of a light bulb. Next, students learn about conductors and insulators and about the symbols used to represent the parts of a circuit in circuit diagrams. Students also explore different kinds of circuits, learn about switches, construct a flashlight, and investigate the properties of diodes. Finally, students apply their knowledge and skills to wire a cardboard house as a final assessment of what they have learned. This field trip took the students learning beyond understanding how rooms in our house light up. During this trip they learned where the energy that allows us to have electricity in our homes comes from and how it is made. Some students volunteered for an experiment to create enough power to light six bulbs by riding a bike. They were able to see how tiring and hard it was to produce enough physical energy for just a few bulbs. This experiment led into the presentation about other ways of producing energy, such as using uranium. The students learned that using one uranium pellet the size of a Tylenol pill produces as much energy provided by 2,456 pounds of coal, 205 gallons of oil, or 217 gallons of regular gasoline. Students also learned that atoms are the tiny bits of matter that are used in the process of making electricity at a nuclear power plant. They learned about the parts of an atom and constructed edible atoms out of pretzel sticks and marshmallows. In addition to a tour of the power plant, fourth grade students also got to play hands on scientific games such as “Jacob’s Ladder,” and watched a video on being safe with and around electricity. All in all it was a very informative and fun day. Chasten Fatla said, “I learned that they used turbines for electricity. I had a grewat time visiting at Point Beach.” Tara VandenElsen, fourth grade teacher said, “I’d say it was worth the long bus ride because the students got to do a lot of hands on things, and they should have furthered their knowledge on electricity and how the power plant creates it.” This is a trip that the fourth grade team of teachers will definitely consider for next year. It was a learning experience that could not have happened in the classroom. Plus, it was a lot of fun!

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Sunnyside Student Council helps the school

The playground equipment was purchased by the Sunnyside PTO.

Sunnyside’s Student Council helps make Sunnyside a great school.

By Conrad Hillesheim and Derek Gibbons Thanks to two dedicated and caring teachers and a great group of fourth and fifth graders, Sunnyside has a very active and contributing Student Council. Wendy Derenne and Christie Nimmer currently work together to supervise the Sunnyside Student Council. This year there are 29 students in student council. The following students are Sunnyside Student Council member this year: From Joanne Lundy’s fifth grade homeroom: Dalton Berndt, Mara Grasse, Amanda Johnson, Cassie Klaus, Kendra Murphy, Autumn Rettke, Morgan Wasurick. From Donna Karcz’s fifth grade homeroom: Katelyn Binkowski, Janelle Bronkhorst, Hannah Petroll, Gabrielle Sanchez, Hailey Schilling, Vanessa Wirtz, Ashley Zuge. From Melissa Lange’s fifth grade homeroom: Lindsey Destiche, Zachary Roberts, Jennifer Robinson, Kira Zeinert. From Molly Brotski and Trisha

Fullerton’s homeroom: Gabriella Engels, MaKayla Erdmann, Karlee Krueger. From Arin McComb and Mils-Koehler’s homeroom: Karli Bornhofer, Katie Christiansen, Malorie Schultz. From Kathleen Olson’s homeroom: Lauren George, Julia Johnson, Julia Prien, Evan Schuurmans, McKayla Zastrow. Students who are interested in joining Student Council must come to the first meeting and agree to make a commitment to attend all meeting and participate in all events and activities. Those interested in becoming a member must also have their parents sign a form giving them permission to be part of the student council. Sunnyside students can be Student Council members for two years; while they are fourth and fifth graders. The Sunnyside Student Council organizes and runs activities that help the school and community. Some of the activities that they have done already this year have been; Spirit Week, collecting money for Heavenly

Sunnyside learns with technology

Cade Sauer, fourth grader, uses the Smart Board in Jessica Rosenberg’s art class.

By Lauren George and Raymond Niec Technology is used in a lot of ways at Sunnyside School. We asked several teachers at Sunnyside how they use technology in their classrooms. Melissa Lange, a fifth grade teacher, uses technology a lot. Right now she is trying an “interactive” website with her science students. It allows students to view and comment on other student’s work. “My goal is to instill a community of learners and an excitement about sharing ideas and information. My additional hope is that parents will also be able to log on and comment on their child’s work,” Lange said. Lange uses technology for all subjects, especially the Smart Board. One example is that students use the Smart Board to do their spelling words during reading, and then they email them to her to be graded. Lange said using technology can be a challenge because there is a lot going

on in the room. If all students had laptops and could stay in their seats, it would be nice. But when all the kids have to crowd around the computers in the room, it is hard. “Not having enough computers or time with the computers we do have is a challenge,” said Lange. Jacqueline Baumann, a kindergarten teacher, loves using technology with her students. She said, “I love it because there are a lot more tools to use with the students, and the students love using the technology too.” She uses her Smart Board everyday as well. While she likes to use technology, she also said that, “All technology can be a challenge because there are always glitches. We work through that and spend a lot of time using technology to make learning easier.” She feels that using technology helps her students focus more and it decreases negative behaviors. Jared Bankson, a second grade teacher, also likes to find ways to

Hats, passing out refreshments at Fine Arts Night, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, set up and take down for the Christmas and spring concerts, helping to collect and count money for the CP telethon, clean up the school grounds for Earth Day, Random Acts of Kindness (compliments), collected and delivered over 1,000 items for Rainbow House, and they have collected Campbell’s Soup labels throughout the year. Some Student Council activities that are coming up yet this year are collecting food for the Pulaski Food Pantry, and they have a Chuck E. Cheese party planned for the end of the year. Sunnyside Student Council members also attend leadership conferences and the Pulaski High School Student Council members provide leadership training for the Sunnyside Student Council members every May. Sunnyside is very proud of their Student Council members and thanks them for their hard work and dedication to Sunnyside School and our community. use technology in his classroom. He uses his i-pod touch for such things as math fact practice and other practice activities. He also uses a Mobi for note-taking and other class discussions. “The Mobi allows me to be anywhere in the classroom, and not always at the board, so I am always with the students.” Bankson has also created a class website for homework and newsletters. Bankson feels that technology affects his classroom positively because the information is faster and more accurate. “I can use digital tools for better examples to help the students practice,” said Bankson. Kelly Calaway, a third grade teacher, did a project this year with the flip cameras and photo story. They created a photo story of their swimming unit at the PCMS pool. They have also used Power Point to create Native American projects. In reading, she uses computers so the students can go on such sights as “Tumblebooks,” and in math, technology is used for fact practice and review. Calaway said, “Technology helps students learn because it keeps them motivated and excited. Technology also helps in problem-solving and students seem to cooperate better using technology.” These are just a few examples of the ways technology is being used in the classrooms at Sunnyside. All teachers are finding ways to make learning better with the technology tools that Sunnyside has. IPEVO document cameras, Mobi’s, and i-pod touches have recently been purchased for several classrooms and teachers are excited to use them with their students. Sunnyside teachers and students love using technology and hope that Sunnyside receives more technology tools in the years to come so that more students and teachers can use them every day.

PTO helps make Sunnyside a great place for students By Courtney Scanlan and Ben Wigger The Sunnyside PTO is a dedicated group of parents and teachers who work together to make Sunnyside a special place for all who enter the doors of the school. Currently, it is led by Jessica VanderLinden (president), Deb Manincor, (vice-president), Lisa Tilque, (secretary), and Kim Reed (treasurer), and is supported by a dedicated and involved group of parents and teachers. “At Sunnyside we have been extremely fortunate to have a very involved parent base. Our parents are always willing to volunteer and help with whatever is needed and share their time and talents with the students and staff on an ongoing basis,” said Julia VerHaagh, former PTO president and active member. The PTO fundraisers this year consisted of the fall pizza and gift catalog sales, square one art, the fall and spring book fairs, and the spring Seroogy’s/magazine sales. The PTO uses money earned through their fundraisers to support bringing educational programs such as Earth Balloon, Professor Gizmo, Author/Illustrator visits, Artists in Residence, and the BMX Bike Group to Sunnyside. Also, this money is used to sponsor events such as Reading Nights and programs, Breakfast with your Comet, Fall Festival, and Last Day-Fun Day. In addition, the money raised is also used to purchase many things that our school budget does not allow for. Some of those things are classroom materials for teachers through the “Star Wish Lists” program, guided reading materials and supplies, materials for the library, Smart boards, alpha smarts, new playground equipment and wood chips for it, a die cut machine, and the sign in the front of the school. This is not

a complete list. The PTO does a great job of recognizing the needs at Sunnyside and doing what they can to see that those needs are met. Another way that the PTO supports the learning at Sunnyside is that they use some of their funds to fund field trips. Because of their generous donations to the school field trip fund, Sunnyside children get the opportunity to go and see places they may otherwise never see. It is a great way to extend learning beyond the classroom. Programs such as the “3 for Me” volunteering program in which parents pledge to give three hours each school year to helping out at Sunnyside, the collection of the General Mills UPC and Campbell Soup Label program, and the Dad’s Mentoring program, which asks Dads to spend a half or full day at Sunnyside Volunteering, and Sunnyside Up! Breakfast, in which families are invited for breakfast in the spring with their children, are organized and run by the Sunnyside PTO as well. The Sunnyside PTO has a few new goals for the near future. They include funding for the addition of Smart boards for all classrooms as well as funding the fourth grade Madison field trip to the Capital Building. They would also like to see about bringing in another “Artists in Residence” program for the Sunnyside students. The Sunnyside PTO is always looking for more parents to get involved with the organization. “It is always nice to get some of the incoming “new” Sunnyside parents involved as they can provide fresh ideas and new perspectives to what we do and how we do things,” says VerHaagh. The Sunnyside PTO is just one reason why at Sunnyside, “Every child is a reader, a thinker, a dreamer, and an explorer.”

Stahl visits Sunnyside By Garrison Clark and Collin Bougie Young Authors’ Anthology has taken place in the district of Pulaski for seven years. Each school has its own publication of the Young Authors’ Anthology. Mary Marlowe was told by teachers, “We have talented kids, and we want to share their work.” That’s how Young Authors’/Illustrators’ Anthology was started. This year at Sunnyside, the number of kids who submitted work for Young Authors’ Anthology was 65. The date of the Young Authors’/ Illustrators’ Anthology event this year was April 6. This year’s theme was: “Each moment of the year has its own beauty…a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again,” written by Ralph Waldo Emerson Jim Stahl came to Sunnyside as the guest author, artist, and illustrator for Young Authors’ Anthology. Stahl has written one book, Wonder in the Woods and has another one ready to publish. He has also illustrated three books

for other authors. For inspiration, Stahl said, “I sell pictures, and my customers inspired me to start to write.” Stahl’s own favorite book is anything by Mark Twain. Stahl believes that programs such as Young Authors’/Illustrators’ Anthology are important because, “It creates wonder, and when you wonder, you’re learning.” Students at Sunnyside had the chance to submit their writings or drawings to Young Authors’/Illustrators’ Anthology. These students and their parents then had the opportunity to meet Stahl at the special school event in April. The Young Authors’/Illustrators’ Anthology is a great way to encourage kids to become young authors or illustrators.

Class of 2010 Baby Photos You must have been a beautiful baby!

“A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.� Frank A. Clark

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Abegglen, Jacob

Adamski, Andrew

Alfheim, Cassandra

Ambrose, Matthew

Anderson, Derek

Anklam, Jordyn

Arveson, Christopher

Babiarz, Eric

Bablitch, Jacob

Bader, Erika

Badtke, Kelli

Bahun, Brendan

Bartels, Ryan

Beaver, Zachary

Becker, Laura

Becker, Michael

Bellisle, Brett

Benson, Jeremy

Bentz, Victoria

Bliese, Brianna

Bloch, Jacob

Boehmer, Brian

Bornhofer, Brooke

Brabender, Samantha

Brice, Lauran

Brilli, Luca

Brown, Sara

Buckmaster, Rebecca

Busjahn, Rachael

Butcher, Shane

Button, Luke

Caelwaerts, Samantha


to the 2011 Graduates!

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Chartrand, Thomas

Christiansen, Parker

Cichon, Alicia

Clark, Cody

Collett, Maran

Dahms, Laura

Deau, Anna

Decaster, Alexis

Degrave, Benjamin

Delzer, Aaron

Deneys, Tamara

Denzer, Gavin

Dombrowski, Derrick

Dorn, Kelsie

Egnarski, Tiana

Elkins, Travis

Everard, Rachel

Fairchild, Nicholas

Flagstad, Leigha

Fleming, Dylan

Frisch, Elizabeth

Frisch, Timothy

Gerhartz, Ryan

Gorr, Carli

Grych, Billie Jean

Hames, Joseph

Haupt, Casey

Hendzel, Jonathan

Hensrud, Kylee

Herning, Jacob

Holtz, Cassidy

Hoverson, Kaci

Hunkins, Dylan

Hynes, Devin

Your 2011 Pulaski High School Graduates

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James, Lucas

Jantz, Taylor

Johnson, Katherine

Johnson, Zachary

Jones, Christopher

Kaczmarek, Megan

Kafura, Caitlin

Kaur, Justanjot

Kirby, Laura

Kmiec, Connor

Kolinski, Jacob

Kurowski, Michael

LaCount, Lindsay

LaDow, Shannon

Laha, Ryan

Lancour, Brianna

Lang, Kelsey

Lapacz, Kathryn

Lohrenz, Colton

Lotter, Lauren

Mahr, Haley

Majewski, Brooke

Mascolo, Sofia

Mattson, Taylor

Matuszak, Candice

Matuszak, Jordan

Matuszak, Matthew

McDermid, Brandon

McDermid, Morgan

McLeod, Taylor

Morales, Stephanee

Murphy, Dalton

Neerdaels, Krista

Nelson, Jessica

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Noeldner, Race

Paape, Stephanie

Pautz, Heather

Pelegrin, Jacob

Peterman, Jacob

Peterson, Kayla

Pieschek, Kendyl

Prentice, Morgan

Prieto, Briana

Przyblski, Amanda

Reinhard, Shane

Rentmeester, Alex

Reynolds, Brandon

Richmond, B. Mark

Ridderbush, Shelby

Ringel, Ruthanna

Robinson, Tiffany

Rodgers, Jamie

Rosner, Brandon

Rosner, Brent

Rusch, Tyler

Saari, Taylor

Schaumberg, Ashley

Schmidt, Alexandria

Schupbach, William

Schwenke, Shannon

Schwister, Kelly

Sendra, Joshua

Sikes, Shea

Simoens, Kevin

Simpkins, Meredith

Slezewski, Hannah

Smith, Andrew

Smith, Brett

Smith, Chantre

Snellenberger, Devin

Congrats 2011 Graduates!

Spinler, Cameron

Sprangers, Tanner

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Steeno, Josh

Steinbrecher, Joel

Stepien, Casey

Stewart, Jena

Stiede, Melissa

Stone, Emily

Strzelecki, Jarran

Stutzman, Kaylee

Sundstrom, Bryan

Szela, Laura

Tassoul, Taylor

Tauscher, Lindsay

Tauscher, Rebecca

Thyne, Isabel

VerHaagh, Emily

Walschinski, Krista

Wargo, Kelsey

Wied, Nicole

Whitehouse, Stephanie

Wilcox, Kayla

Winkler, Damon

Wirtz, Brittni

Worm, Marley

Wrobleski, Adam

2011 Pulaski Graduates Zahn, Cassandra

Dettman, Courtney

Sparks, Charly

Zielinski, Angela

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“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.” ~Vince Lombardi

Thursday, May 5, 2011, 2011

Soccer starts successfully So far this season, the Pulaski Girls Varsity Soccer team is 5-1-1. Their first conference game and win came April 14 after defeating the Ashwaubenon jaguars 1-0. Freshman Claire Tomashek scored in the first half to give the Red Raiders the big win. Goalie Samantha Brabender had many saves to give her the third shutout of the season.

The Pulaski Force Eighth Grade AAU basketball team took first place in the Winneconne Tournament on April 16. The back row consists of Coach Kurt, Julia Burdeau, Olivia Warden, Emily Nickerson, Rylie Wargo, Coach Rob and Coach Doell.  In the front row are Rachel Meyers, Ashley Schueetpelz, Cienna Doell, McKenna Egnarski, and Desiree Jaime.

High School players Michael Frehse scored one goal while Brandon Lawniczak and Brickman house both scored two goals and added one assist each. On defense, Ian Woest led with

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strong hitting and stick play, only giving up 12 goals. On April 27, the Rebels played a two-game home stand with games against DePere and then Bay Port the following day.

Green Bay Metro Rebels Lacrosse Club opens season By Brandon Lawniczak he Green Bay Metro Rebels T Lacrosse club had their season opener on April 13 with a loss of 9-2 to Green Bay Southwest. The Rebel defense was outstanding as goalie Sean Pannke turned away 22 shots. The offense was clearly behind in execution, the only two goals were assisted by Brandon Lawniczak and Brickman House. The Green Bay Metro Rebels Lacrosse team traveled to Waukesha to take on the Nighthawks on April 17. On the sunny, windy day, the Rebels showed vast improvement from their first game earlier in the week. Offensively, the team tallied 9 goals, Pulaski


Local branch manager certified in

advanced training

Pat Campbell receives his certificate of Masters of Branch Administration from Steel Wood University.

Cleary Building Corp. would like to congratulate Pat Campbell, Branch Manager of the Pulaski, Wisconsin sales and construction office, on receiving his Masters of Branch Administration certification from Steel Wood University. Steel Wood University is an extensive training program designed to teach both new and veteran employees the fundamentals of success at Cleary Building Corp. The week-long course includes training on leadership, accountability, and customer service. Cleary Building Corp. is a nation-wide leader in customized pre-engineered buildings. Building applications include commercial, residential, suburban, farm

and equine facilities along with metal roofing and re-roofs. The buildings consist of a wood frame with pre-painted steel panels used for roofing and siding. Cleary Building Corp. is proud to offer a lifetime paint warranty. This type of building provides for a longlasting, low-maintenance and cost effective structure. Cleary Building Corp. is a family-owned company in business since 1978! The corporate office and manufacturing plant are located in Verona, WI. Additional manufacturing facilities are located in Grand Island, Nebraska and Hazelton, Idaho. Cleary Building Corp. employs over 800 full-time employees throughout the United States at its 78 offices.

North Shore Bank to host free

community shredding day North Shore Bank announced today that it will hold its fifth annual bank-wide Community Shredding Day on May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. People can stop by any of North Shore Bank’s 40 Wisconsin branches – including the 11 in the Fox Valley and Green Bay area – to have outdated personal documents securely shredded. Participants can also get information on how to protect themselves

and their children from identity theft. Community Shredding Day is free and open to the public. This year, anyone who takes the pledge to teach children to save money will also be entered in a drawing for a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift live at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, a free onenight stay at Chula Vista Resort & Spa in Wisconsin Dells, VIP suite tickets to a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball game, and other

“Today, our economy is about an economy of ideas.” ~ Patrick J. Kennedy

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prizes. “This is the perfect time of year to do some spring cleaning and properly dispose of old or outdated personal documents that were simply stuffed in a box, desk drawer, or file,” said Peggy Theisen, security officer for North Shore Bank. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen the consequences of identity theft when people simply toss their important papers out with the trash and Shredding Day is a great opportunity to avoid that hardship. Protecting your child’s identity is just as important as protecting your own identity.” While materials will be accepted at all North Shore Bank branches in the area, those who have larger quantities of papers for shredding (up to two boxes) are encouraged to visit the branches at 2215 S. Oneida St. in Ashwaubenon or 1100 W. Northland Ave. in Appleton that will have shredding trucks and specialists on site. All shredded materials will then be recycled. Tips on how to prevent identity theft, how to decide what to keep or toss, and additional information about Community Shredding Day are available on the bank’s website and at any North Shore Bank office.

Citizens Bank



Anniversary Reaching 140 years old is a major milestone and to celebrate, Citizens Bank will be holding special anniversary celebrations during which the community is invited to enjoy refreshments. “This anniversary marks a very momentous occasion for Citizens Bank,” said Mark Fleshner, commercial banking president for Citizens Bank serving Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “Over the last 140 years our local communities have experienced great advancements and have faced some significant challenges as well. Looking back at the great inventions and technology developed over the last 140 years, it has been an incredible period of time on so many levels. Citizens is very proud to have grown and developed with the ages, but more importantly to have maintained that connection with our clients and local communities who we serve every day. We look forward to the next 140 years of serving our clients.” In honor of its anniversary, Citizens Bank is encouraging everyone to stop in to help celebrate. All Citizens Bank branch locations will be celebrating with complimentary baked treats and refreshments on May 2. Citizens Bank, which was originally Citizens Commercial and Savings Bank, was established in 1871 in Flint, Michigan at the height of Flint’s great lumber industry. During that time, Citizens Bank played a key role in the development of the auto industry. So much so that one of the original founders of General Motors, W.C. Durant, acknowledged that a loan he and his partner, J. Dallas Dort, received from Citizens Bank enabled him to begin his vehicle manufacturing career. Nearly a century and a half later, Citizens Bank remains a strong financial pillar. Since 1871, Citizens Bank has grown to be one of the top community banks in the United States.  This includes 218 branch offices located throughout communities in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Lori Stephan

What do

buyers see?

By: Lori Stephan - Broker/ Owner, ABR, GRB, CRS, GRI Country Pride Realty, Inc. As Realtors, we recognize that it is your goal to sell your home. We share your goal and as your real estate experts, we can make your next step easier by making your home sell quicker and for the best dollar achievable. Some of our suggestions may seem overwhelming. Together, we can decide which may be cost effective for you. Please let us present some suggestions to help you achieve your goal by introducing some practical ideas to make your home “the one” that reaches out to buyers. This is your home but: What do the buyers see? Remember back to when you were looking for homes, you were awed, somewhat intrigued, or completely turned away by what you saw. Within 15 seconds, a buyer already has formed some kind of opinion about your property. Lets’ go for the AWE. Curb AppealCurb appeal encompasses everything the buyer sees as they drive up to your property. The StreetIf there is litter or debris in the street pick it up. The SidewalkAgain, pick up litter or debris. Remove or trim any weeds that are growing through cracks or along the sidewalk. Check for sloping, cracked or broken sidewalks. Perhaps some repair needs to be made. If winter, make sure

Page 23 the walkways have been cleared and are safe for walking. The FenceIf you have a fence look at the condition, perhaps a coat of paint is in order, to give it a fresh, crisp look. The MailboxAgain, perhaps a coat of paint will be needed or if the mailbox is old and beat up, a replacement can be inexpensive and shows that you care about the property. ShrubsTake time to trim the shrubs, this job does not have to be done by a professional, just make them look neat. The LawnFreshly mowed and trimmed. If you need to fill in some bare spots, sow some seeds to fill in or a piece of sod. Now, let’s take a look at the house. Exterior PaintIf you have peeling paint, scrape and repaint. Remember, the better impression your home gives, the quicker it will sell, and the more you will gain from the sale. Exterior SidingHose off siding if there are areas that are dirty using a product designed for that material. Doorway or EntranceSweep around the doorway. Clear any cobwebs, ect. Repaint the front door if needed. Apply new hardware; install a new brass kick plate. Clean or replace house numbers. Clean or install a new light fixture. RoofNobody wants to replace a roof, be it you as the seller, or the buyer. But it is a fact that if your roof isn’t in good shape, it will cost you. If the roof is old and needs to be replaced, consider having the work done before showing the property. Replace or repair flashing if needed. Paint eaves and fascia boards if necessary. Gutters and DownspoutsHaving neat, functional gutters and downspouts show that you have cared for the property. If there is a pattern of erosion in the run off area, consider installing a spillway. (Concrete or other). DrivewaysWhat is the surface condition of your driveway? Pull out any grass or weeds growing through the cracks. If it is stained, consider resealing it with a high quality sealer product. For all your real estate needs contact Lori @ 822-4663 or email: lori@country priderealty. com

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Chambers reflects on Village

accomplishments On April 18th, Keith Chambers, Pulaski Village President for six years, diplomatically handed his position over to newly elected Ronald Kryger, with hopes of continuing, and maintaining a progressive approach to the growth and betterment of Pulaski. In a recent interview, Chambers highlighted some of the accomplishments the Village of Pulaski attained, or completed while in office, and attributes much of the success and growth to the work of the Village Board of Directors, Village employees, the Pulaski Police Department, Pulaski School District and the community of Pulaski.

Village of Pulaski Accomplishments – 2005 - 2011

• Successful negotiations of property to complete the Great American road. This extended Cedar Street to complete the industrial park for future business expansion. This was completed in 2005. • Creation of the a new TIF District was completed. This helped to ensure that the Mountain Bay Plaza became a reality for the Village in 2005/2006. In 2010, the TIF was expanded to include vacant land in the south industrial park and across Highway 32 to the old Karcz property and other vacant property on that black. • The Village worked extremely close with Allen Canning Company to help improve relations with the community, by implementing a plan to help contain odors and develop and maintain a “good neighbor” policy. • A solid Comprehensive Plan, which included a Park Plan, was developed as a guide for the Village. This plan, which was

- Thursday, May 5, 2011 mandated by the State, was not updated since 1989, and is required by law if the Village would ever apply for State funding for parks. • The Village worked with local governments, and with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, specifically on the Ritter Forum. These were collaborative efforts that looked at ways of consolidating municipal services that would help reduce costs for communities. • The creation of a Joint Municipal court with the Town of Pittsfield, proved to be an example of great intergovernmental cooperation in 2008. • The Village has become increasing active in Brown County Municipal Issues through Advance, of the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Advance offers business assistance and consulting. And with its location in the Business Assistance Center (BAC), new and established entrepreneurs can access a wealth of resources geared to small business. This includes the Advance Business Center (ABC) (also referred to as the business incubator), which gives businesses a chance to grow and succeed. For more information about Advance, call 920-496-2118 or visit http:// economic-developmentfurthering-your-business. It is also noted that the Village of Pulaski, is the only member of this group that is not represented by an Administrator. The Village of Pulaski president assisted in being the liaison between this organization and the Board of Directors. • The Board of Directors also sought outside resources to assist in the planning process of the Village of Pulaski. Utilizing outside resources helps to eliminate the “politics” and decision making in a smaller community or organization. In September of 2009, a Pulaski Organization Audit was prepared by Stephen Hintz Public Administrations Associates, LLC. Of the many suggestions that the plan indicated for the growth of the Village of Pulaski, was the definite need for a Village Administrator. In 2010, an Economic Opportunity Study was completed by NorthStar Economics, Inc. Community members are urged to read through the plans, that are available at the Pulaski Village Hall. Both plans contain valuable information for the Village of Pulaski. • Major expansions were attained. MCL, BayTek, Ingenuity, Allen Canning, Aurora and the Pulaski Chase Co-op. • Through the efforts of the Pulaski Community School District, under direction of Dr. Mel

Lightner, an official website for the Village of Pulaski was constructed. It is currently maintained by an in-house administrator at the Village. Residents are encouraged to go to the website: http:// for information regarding the Village of Pulaski. • Through the efforts of the Village Board, village employees health insurance premiums were reduced with the same benefits. This was a plus to both the employees the the budget of the Village. • Through resources and assistance of the Village of Pulaski, the Farmers (or currently called the Pulaski Street Market), Market began, and continues to grow and become a vital part of this community. For more information or to become a part of this organization; contact Al or Amanda Laine or visit the website; http:// For more information on Pulaski check out the Pulaski Chamber website; • The Village of Pulaski is currently working on erecting a community pavilion. This is a join effort, through the local Knights of Columbus council and the Village of Pulaski. The Knights have been raising funds effortlessly, to help obtain a much needed building for the betterment of this entire community. Chambers said the happiest memories of his term was to be able to work with the Village staff, Karen Ostrowski, Marianne Yach, Barb Van Lannen, Jodi Przybylski, Judge Bob Betley, the Police Department, the two Toms, and the Public Works and Water and Sewer Departments and Raider our Police Canine.

Bay Tek

donates to Pulaski Police By: Pulaski Police Chief Randal Dunford The Pulaski Police Department wishes to thank Bay Tek Games for their generous donation of $2,500 to the police department to be used for safety equipment for our officers. Larry Treankler contacted me shortly after the tragedy in Fond du Lac where an officer was gunned down responding to a “shots fired officer down” call.  The initial officer responded to a sexual assault complaint at approximately 6:30 a.m. and had no idea that the assailant was still in the home.  The officer was wounded and the assailant fired two rounds into the rear door of his K-9 squad, with a high powered rifle, injuring the police patrol dog.   Officer Craig Birkholtz was responding to assist and was gunned down as he exited his squad in a parking lot across the street.  On a plaque presented to the Pulaski Police officers reads: “Bay Tek Games appreciates the Pulaski Police Officers and their families for their commitment and sacrifice to our community” We have already started the training process of trying to learn from this tragic event.  Many of you might have recently seen the Multi-Jurisdictional armored S.W.A.T. vehicle in the driveway of the police department last Monday.  Officers reviewed abilities of the vehicle and how we can utilize it in ways to keep our officers safe in a variety of different scenarios.  We plan on using the grant from Bay Tek Games to enhance our weapons training and add to our ballistic equipment. Once again I thank you Bay

Pulaski Police Officers Trojan and Tinlin along with Pulaski Police Chief Dunford gladly accept a plaque and $2,500 from the Bay Tek Leadership Team Members Gordon Black, Larry Treankler, Gaetan Philippon, Ken Deering and Dave Fochs.

Tek Games for your commitment to Pulaski by your financial support to help us do a better job of protecting the citizens we serve. I also thank you for your public support of the officers that serve in this community every day.   Pulaski can be very proud of the men and women that work on their police force and wear the uniform representing this Village.  We have our motto on the side of our squads which state:

“Serving our Community with Pride”, I know that every officer here wants to do their very best at making Pulaski a safe community and a great place to live and work. Please continue to pray for the men and women who are on the front line and called upon to confront the ugly evil that creeps into our society. God Bless and Keep the Faith.

Births and Deaths Births

April 11, 2011 Janssen, Holly and John Sobieski, son April 13, 2011 Leisgang, Charlotte and Dennis Pulaski, son April 14, 2011 Kapla, Trish and Chris Sobieski, son. April 18, 2011 Maroszek, Jessica and Joe Pulaski, son April 20, 2011 Blaser, Amy and Greg Sobieski, son April 25, 2011 Van De Yacht, Annette and Chad, Pulaski, twin daughters


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.

Brzezinski, Thelma

Brzezinski, Thelma

Thelma Brzezinski, 77, Krakow, died on the morning of April 22, 2011, at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of Roy and Alice (Stacey) Murphy was born June 7, 1933, in Taylor County. Thelma graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Marshfield and worked as a Registered Nurse at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls for many years. In January of 1956, she married Edward Brzezinski. The couple made their home in Krakow, where they lived all of their married life. Thelma was an avid reader. She enjoyed gardening and loved to travel with family and friends. She is survived by a daughter, Judith Brzezinski, and a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher (Marlene) Brzezinski, all of Krakow. She is also survived by six sisters and one brother; June Clouse, Loveland, CO, Velda Schulte, Spring Valley, MN, Helen Eron, Hatley, Eleanor Langjahr, Unity, Patricia Pecher, Stetsonville, Grace Pecher, Marshfield, and Clifford Murphy, Warren, MI; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Brzezinski, in 1983, her parents, infant twin brothers, Roy and Donald, and a sister, Norma.

Bulkowski, Theodore “Tedd”

“Tedd” Theodore Bulkowski

Theodore “Ted” Bulkowski, 93, of Pulaski and formally of Krakow, died peacefully on the evening of April 12, 2011, at a Green Bay hospital. He was born on June 25, 1917, in West Allis to the late John and Margaret (Andzejewski) Bulkowski. He served his country in the Civil Service at Pearl Harbor during WWII. On November 5, 1955, he married Lillian Rice at St. Casimir Church in Krakow. Ted worked for George Hogard Construction and was on the crew that built the original Lambeau Field. Ted also owned and operated Ted’s Zephyr Service Station from 1959 until his retirement. Lillian and Ted moved to Pulaski in 1989. He was a long-term member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, and a member of St. Casimir Parish in Krakow, where he served as an usher and had belonged to the Holy Name Society. Ted and Lillian loved to dance. He enjoyed speaking Polish, when someone would listen. One of his “claims to fame” was catching a state record northern in the 1950s. Ted is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Peter Bulkowski, Krakow; John (Laurie) Bulkowski, Krakow; three grandsons and one granddaughter, Chad and Brandon Bulkowski; Brian (Meghan) Bulkowski; and Karla (John) Baumgartner. Ted is further survived by four great grandchildren, Lily, Carter, Jacob, and Katlyn; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Stanley (Jean), Tony, and Ray (Phyllis); and three sisters, Esther (Stanley) Szachnitowski; Anna (Tony) Dombroski; Marie (Henry) Laskowski; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Peter and Verna Rice; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Rice.

farm until 1994. In his early years, he also worked at Schreiber Cheese, Red Owl Warehouse, Bogda Motors, and drove milk truck for Krause Dairy. He was then employed at St. Mary’s Cement for 46 years, until retiring in 2005 as Terminal Manager. After retirement, Larry became active in local politics because of his strong desire to serve his local community. At the county level, he served as a Supervisor on the Oconto County Board, and held positions of Vice Chairman of Forest, Parks and Recreation / Land Information Systems, Secretary of Planning and Zoning / Solid Waste, and was a member of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee. At the town level, Larry served on the Town of Chase Planning and Zoning Committee and was the Town of Chase Recycling Supervisor. He was a member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville, and belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski. He was also an active member of the Green Bay Model Airplane Club. Larry loved the time he spent fishing in Canada, flying and tinkering with his model airplanes, working with his tractors, enjoying the outdoors, and making his friends, relatives, and loved ones smile… and spoiling his grandchildren! In passing, he is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Margaret; his seven loving children; Denise (John) Sullivan, Wausau; Daniel (Brenda) Hilbert, DePere; Karen (Fred) Boss, Cincinnati; Annette (Jeff) Pelegrin, Chase; Tamera (Scott) Willems, Chase; Craig (Dolly) Hilbert, Chase; David (Jill) Hilbert, Black Creek; 16 grandchildren; John “J.J.” and Erin; Adrian, Erica, and Alex; Sam and Betsy; Jake, Kelsey, and Luke; Joey and Jaclyn; Arianna and Garrett; Kaitlyn and Nathan. He is further survived by two brothers, Edwin (Florence) Hilbert, Chase and Kenneth (Alma) Hilbert, Menominee, MI; one sister, Betty (Felix) Maciejewski, Abrams; two sisters-inlaw, LaValice Hilbert, Chilton and Patricia Hilbert, Green Bay; two brothers-in-law, Walter (Marilyn) Christiansen, Chase and Michael (Roberta) Christiansen, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews, and all of his many close friends. Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Norbert and Clarence; a brother-in-law, Dennis Christiansen, and in-laws, Sigurd and Evelyn Christiansen.

Kroll, Rose

Hilbert, Lawrence

Rose Kroll Lawrence Hilbert

Lawrence J. Hilbert, 73, Town of Chase, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011. The youngest son of the late William and Stella (Bucholtz) Hilbert, Larry was born on the family farm on December 30, 1937, where he lived his entire life. On December 12, 1959, he married Margaret G. Christiansen at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chase, where he was a member for many years. The couple proudly ran a successful dairy

Rose Kroll, 85, Pulaski died peacefully in the afternoon of April 20, 2011, at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born February 13, 1926, in Sobieski, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Trapka) Kobylarczyk. On June 29, 1946, she married Peter Kroll at St. John Cantius Church in Sobieski. The couple farmed in the Town of Chase. Rose was a member of St. Maximilian Parish in Sobieski, where she belonged to the AltarRosary Society. She was also a member of the St. Theresa Card Club at SS. Edward &

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~Robert Byrne

Thursday, May 5, 2011 Isidore Church in Flintville. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, and playing cards. Her favorite colors were yellow and red. Survivors include her husband, Peter; one son and daughterin-law, Dennis (Cindy) Kroll, Pulaski; her grandchildren, Rod (Jennifer) Lasecki, Sobieski, Dan (Wendy) Kroll, Pulaski, Tracy (Joe) Barden, Green Bay, and Mike Kroll (friend Alyssa Tisch), Sobieski; her great-grandchildren, Charlie and Collin Lasecki, Landyn and Chase Kroll, Andy and Zachary Barden; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Louis (Helen Mae) Kobylarczyk, Sobieski and Pauline Kobylarczyk, Georgia; Peter’s family, Walter (Marian) Kroll, Pulaski, Helen Kawula, Colorado, and Tillie Kroll, Illinois; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Kroll; brothers, John (Laverne) Kobylarczyk and Frank Kobylarczyk; and sisters, Victoria (Frank Sr.) Budz, Helen (Al) Bonkowski, Bernice (Stanley) Ladowski and Elizabeth (Marion) Godowski.

Krull, Earl “Stuart” Born on March 8, 1930 to John & Luella (Gottschalk) Krull. Stuart passed away the morning of April 20, 2011.  Stuart grew up on a farm between Nichols & Navarino.  He attended and graduated from Bonduel School District where he excelled in all sports.  After graduation Stuart was recruited by the St. Louis Browns from Major League Baseball.  That opportunity was interrupted by the Korean War.  Stuart was drafted and served in the United States Marine Corp in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.  Upon his return from Korea he married Alvina D. Lasecki on March 21, 1953.  They celebrated 52 years of marriage and lived in Milwaukee.  She preceded him in death on May 18, 2005.  After Alvina’s death he moved back to the area where he grew up. Stuart loved watching the Milwaukee Brewers, enjoyed cutting his lawn and growing a large garden, and enjoyed watching the G.B. Packers. He is survived by three sons:  Andre (Deborah) Krull, Lester (Jeanine) Krull, Dale (Lee) Krull & by eight grandchildren:  Blanche (Scott) Gucwa, Adam (Carrie) Krull, Timothy Krull, Ashlee (fiancé’ Travis) Krull, Philip Krull, Audre Krull, Isaac (fiancé’  Rebecca) Krull & Caleb (Kristen) Krull & five great grandchildren:  Ian Gucwa, Cameron Gucwa, & Payton Gucwa, Cooper Krull & Kaden (Little Stuart) Krull. He is further survived by 3 brothers: James (Virginia) Krull, Jack (Dorothy) Krull, Rodney (Ruthie) Krull, 1 sister:  Audrey (Robert) Moeller; 1  sister-in- law Shirley Krull.  He is also survived by brothers-in-law: Lambert Lasecki and Alan (Faye) Lasecki; sisters -in-law: Bernice Lasecki, Rosemary Lasecki, and Anna Mae (Robert) Pruse; and numerous nieces & nephews, and a special friend Lois DeBroux. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alvina, sisterbaby girl Krull, brother-Richard “Dickie” Krull, brother Terry Krull, brothers-in-law: Marvin Lasecki, Ralph Lasecki; sister-inlaw Elaine Lasecki.

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Mikle, Jennifer

Jennifer Mikle

Jennifer Ann Mikle, 23, Crivitz, died unexpectedly in the early morning of April 16, 2011, as the result of an automobile accident. The daughter of Cheryl (Lasecki) and Tom DeLeeuw and Daniel Mikle, Jenny was born July 26, 1987, and she was a 2005 graduate of Suring High School. She followed her passion and graduated from Wisconsin College of Cosmetology, Green Bay, in 2008. Jenny was currently employed at Unique Transitions in Crivitz. She was planning to marry Scott Wolf, the love of her life, on October 15, 2011. Jenny was so proud of their little girl, Mikayla Ann, and was blossoming into the mother everyone knew she would be. She adored her entire family. You encountered Jenny’s smile long before you knew Jenny, and when you met her, that gorgeous smile served as the doorway to a warm and wonderful person. She leaves behind many loves, including her fiancé, Scott Wolf, and their daughter, Mikayla Wolf, Crivitz; her parents, Cheryl and Tom DeLeeuw, Gresham and Daniel Mikle, Gulliver, Michigan; three brothers and one sister, and a niece and nephew; Lee and Kate Mikle, and their daughter, Madyson, Suring; Jason DeLeeuw and his son, Ben, Green Bay; William and Brindley Mikle, Oconto Falls; and Angie DeLeeuw and her fiancé, Mike Sowinski, Appleton; her maternal grandmother, Bernadine Sobieski, Pulaski; paternal grandfather, Herb Mikle, Arizona; step grandparents, Thomas and Bernice DeLeeuw, Clintonville; her godmother, Shawn Schwenke, Colorado; aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Clarence Lasecki; her maternal stepgrandfather, Phil Sobieski, and her paternal grandmother, Lorraine Mikle.

Niemczyk, Dorothy

Dorothy Niemczyk

Dorothy A. Niemczyk, 92, Shawano and formerly of Krakow, died peacefully on the morning of April 23, 2011, at her home. She was born on January 6, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, where she married Joseph Niemczyk on September 30, 1939. The couple moved to Krakow in the early 1940s, where they farmed for many years. Dorothy was a member of the P.L.A.V. Auxiliary Unit #178, Krakow. She was a loving mother and grand-

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mother and always had a heart of gold and never had a harsh word for anyone. Whoever met her fell in love with her; she was the type of person who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Dorothy is survived by two sons and four daughters; Joe (Linda) Niemczyk, Wallace, MI; Mary Lenz, Green Bay; Mike Niemczyk, Oshkosh; Addie Arveson, Mesa, AZ; Dolores Coopmans, Green Bay; Peggy Laska, Shawano, with whom

she made her home for the past eight years. She is further survived by one son-in-law, Jim Kamke, Shawano; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 2002; one daughter, Jeanette Kamke; an infant great-granddaughter, Jennifer Ann; two sisters and three brothers.

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Polczinski, Adolph

Adolph Polczinski

Adolph Polczinski (8-Off), 86, Pulaski, died peacefully in the evening on April 22, 2011, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. He was born August 15, 1924, in the Township of Angelica to Julia (Demeny) and Vincent Polczinski and was raised by his grandparents, Anton & Julia (Klopotic) Polczinski. He worked as a cheese maker for several years and was awarded the Mastercraftsman Pin from Kraft Foods for excellence in cheese making. He also worked for Diana Manufacturing. He loved polka music, playing his concertina, and gardening. Adolph also played a mean hand of sheepshead. Adolph is survived by his children, Chris Bialozynski, Pulaski; Bonny (Jerry) Brown, Thief River Falls, MN; Len (Judy) Polczinski, Seymour; Tony Polczinski, Pulaski; Jeff (Maggie) Polczinski, Waukesha; Peter (Peggy) Polczinski, Reno, NV; his dear sister, Mary Stark and her four daughters, Carol, Cathy, Rosie, and Cindy. He is further survived by his five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Joe and Patty; and one brother-in-law, Arnold Stark.

Yurek, Edward

Edward Yurek

Edward Yurek, 80, Pulaski, died in the afternoon of April 12, 2011, at a Green Bay nursing home, following a short illness. The son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Grygiel) Yurek, he was born September 10, 1930, in the Town of Chase, where he was a lifelong resident. On June 13, 1959, he married Janice Weigelt in Oconto. The couple farmed in the Town of Chase. Ed also worked for over 30 years at Lindquist Machine in Green Bay, until his retirement. Ed enjoyed all types of sports, including bowling and horseshoes. He was a loving dad and grandpa. Ed is survived by one daughter and three sons, Susan Brunner; Steve Yurek; Tom Yurek; Jeff (Renee) Yurek; all of Pulaski; eight grandchildren, Nathan and Ryan Brunner; Amber, Holly, and Melissa Yurek; Laney and Lacy Yurek, and Nevin Graves; three great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Taylor, and Ilias. Ed is further survived by one sister Sophie Montgomery, Chevy Chase, MD; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rose Yurek, Illinois; Dallas Bierhals, Pulaski; John Sieroslowski, Illinois; Florence Yurek, Pulaski. Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Janice in 1997; brothers, Frank, Joe (Mary), and John Yurek; sisters, Mary (Frank Sr.) Berna, Josie (Eugene) Kutz, Rose Szczewski; Eleanor Bierhals, Julia Yurek, Lottie Sieroslowski, Anna (John) Nalepka; and a brother-in-law, Lee Montgomery and a son-in-law, Steve Brunner.

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

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adult clothing, fish tank, reptile tank and lots of misc. 7853 REGAL LN. PULASKI (North Chase area) Numerous household items. NORTH CHASE STORAGE UNIT #20 – Family Estate Sale. Furniture and household items. N3816 WILLOW RD. (off of Hwy 160, follow signs) Sofa, day bed, lawn chairs, boys clothes, toys, battery motorcycle, crafts, holiday decorations and lots of nice misc. items. 1231 CORINE CT (between Jaworski & Yurek Rds.) 8 – 3. Boys & girls clothes – infant/ juniors. Household items, like new toys, scrapbook items.

FOR SALE: ABANDONED ITEMS UNIT 172 – RAIDERLAND STORAGE, PULASKI. To view and place bid call: 920822-8500. Auction ends May 25, 2011. Items include: baby crib, high chair, 12 cubic foot chest freezer. Many tubs of clothes and household items. Coffee and end tables, push lawnmower and much more.

430 PARK ST. PULASKI – Fri. 8-4, Sat. 8-11. Kitchen table w/chairs, baby and toddler items and clothes. Extension ladder. Sewing machine and exercise bike.


156 PINE ST. PULASKI – FIRST TIME “HUGE” MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Household décor, books, clothes. 8 – 4 pm.

7860 REGAL LN. PULASKI - FRI. 9-5, SAT. 8-5. Bikes, toys, books, large speakers, kids and

936 WHIMBREL WAY, PULASKI. - FRI. – 8-5 & SAT. 8-2. Oak entertainment center, sleeper sofa, treadmill, TV, 18 in. prefinished oak door, coffee tables, baby gear, crib, kids clothes, toys and housewares.

324 PARK ST. PULASKI. Bow and arrow, books, lawn ornaments, clothing – kids/adults. Knick knacks, VHS movies and other household items. 8-4 pm.

7525 LONE PINE CT. SOBIESKI – children’s name brand clothing. Shoes & toys.

510 E. GLENBROOK DRIVE, PULASKI. FRI & SAT. 8 to 4. Big screen tv, scrubs, boys and girls clothing, womens XL, household items, toys and much more. MAY 12, 13 AND 14. 8 – 4. N2343 GREEN VALLEY RD. (off of Hwy 160). Watch for signs. Pressure washer, glassware, curtains, knitting supplies, material, ladies clothes, lamps, T.V. trays, exercise bikes, crafts, toys, girls clothes size 4-5. Xmas, decorations, end tables, rocker, book case and lots of misc.

“We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.” ~ Bobby Scott

Thursday, May 5, 2011

IT’S THE BIG ONE....... YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS SALE!! WHEN: Thursday, May 12th, 7:30 am- 6:00 pm

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Friday, May 13th 7:30 am - 6:00 pm. Where: 471 Kroll Road ( M. Cizman) residence Pulaski •Household items• Party Lite •Kids clothing• Furniture • Bikes

Thursday, May 5, 2011 Pulaski News

PCMS performs The

Pulaski Community Middle School Musical Theatre presented The Wizard of Oz. PCMS also did a dinner theatre on April 16, from which all the proceeds went to the New Zoo. In addition to that, the PCMS musical group also performed The Wizard of Oz at the New Zoo May 1. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” The inspirational words of The Wizard of Oz, have taken the hearts of all children and adults, and now have taken the stage of PCMS. All The Pulaski Community Middle School Musical students have taken the characters of The Wizard of Oz and given them new life and voice. The fearsome four some, Dorothy(Morgan Strzelecki) with her dog Todo , Scarecrow(Devon Caelwaerts) who needs a brain , Tin man(Dakota Hill) who needs a heart, and Cowardly lion(Brett Johnson) who needs some courage, have all endured many challenging tasks throughout their journey to Oz. That’s not all though, joining them in theirquests are: Aunt Em (Katelyn Karcz), Uncle Henry (Craig Sampo), Zeke (Evan Powers), Hickory (Amar Peterman), and Hunk (Grant Bachman), Almira Gulch (Shannon Hillsheim), Professor Marvel (Destin Wernicke), Glinda (Jackie Challenger),Wicked Witch of the West (Lilly Jusufi), Emerald City Guard (Luke VandenHeuvel), The Wizard( Jacob Kizaur). Can you feel that? The Wicked Witch’s Jitter Bugs are coming! Jitter Bugs played by Sam Berg, Katie Gillis, Shianna Gracyalny, Kayla Norton, Alyssa Korpan, Blair Lewis, Brianna Payne, Clara Peterson, Brooke Rich-

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Wizard of Oz

The group of fearless friends gets pampered in Emerald City by the Ozians.

mond, Kelsey Jo Sarenich, Bailey Sintow, and Beth Verheyden. Time to find Safety in Oz with the Ozians, Ozians played by Rylie Anklam, Daisy Armstrong, Danielle Banaszynski, Chloe Becker, Joe Cavil, Tasha Dantion, Tasha Dantion, Shianna Gracyalny, Casi Jefrey, Matt Corpan, Nolan Kozlovsky, Matt Leidig, Elizabeth Martin, Rachel Myers, Natalie Nickerson, Holly Nyquist, Brianna Payne, Miranda Peterson, Griffin Robaidek, Noah Roenitz, Sukhvir Singh, Kristen Spurlock, Elizabeth Tomashek, Tatum Vanniewenhoven, and Marie Williquette. Run Ozians run! The Wicked Witch of the west sent her Winkies and Flying Monkeys to do her bidding, “there is no place like home there is no place like home.” Flying Monkeys played (continued on page 16)

Cowardly Lion (Brett Johnson), Tin Man (Dakota Hill), Scarecrow (Devon Caelwaerts), and Dorothy Gale (Morgan Strzelecki) meet with the Emerald City Guard (Luke VandenHeuvel) to see the infamous Wizard to get Dorothy home.

The evil Wicked Witch of the West (Lilly Jusufi) plots her revenge on Dorothy to obtain the Ruby Red slippers she longs for.