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Anderson named All-State Scholar

Derek Anderson

By Isabel Thyne Derek Anderson, son of Tim and Chris Anderson, was named All-State Scholar this month to recognize his devotion to his academic studies. The All-State Scholars program began in Wisconsin in 1986. The following year, students were eligible for a one-year $1,500 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, provided by the federal government. In 1993, the Byrd Scholarship program began providing four-year scholarships. New scholars will not receive monetary awards this year. Congress, after more than 20 years of recognizing our nation’s scholars, ended funding for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship program in April, due to budget constraints. “Wisconsin’s

All-State Scholars are among our highest-achieving students. Their academic accomplishments are truly remarkable and worthy of praise,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “I encourage these students to pursue their dreams of postsecondary education even though they will no longer receive a federal, merit-based scholarship to accompany being named an All-State Scholar.” Public and private high school principals, GED center administrators, and home-school parents nominated 615 graduating seniors to the All-State Scholars program. Nominees have academic records that are superior as determined by grade-point average and college admissions test scores. Each school nominated graduating seniors based on their high school enrollment. Schools with fewer than 400 students could nominate one graduating senior; schools with enrollments between 400 and 999 could nominate two graduating seniors; and schools with 1,000 or more students could nominate three graduating seniors. Students also were asked to submit a brief statement, which the selection panel used as a tiebreaker. Over the years, the All-State Scholars program has been under the sponsorship of the Department of Public Instruction, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Association for Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Education Associate Council.



Trees By Cassie Alfheim

This is one of the many trees that were planted outside the Pulaski Police station.(inset) The sign outside of the fire department shows where the trees were planted.

Brittini Uhlig

recovers from

cavernous angioma

Pulaski News

By Rachel Everard Brittini Uhlig, a former 2010 Pulaski High School graduate is slowly recovering from her Cavernous Angioma surgery. She experienced some odd sensations at a high school band concert in December of 2009. The next day, Brittini woke up to a massive headache and some memory loss. Her parents had to rush her to the

emergency room in Green Bay. The doctors informed Brittini that she had a Cavernous Angioma (malformed blood vessel) in her brain and that it was seizures that were the cause of her symptoms. She was placed on Epilepsy medication right away and the following year consisted of more seizures and small bleeding. Brittini also attended Edgewood College for a semester this past fall, but had to take the second semester off because of the Angioma complications. During the first semester of college, she had been in an emergency room three times but never missed a day of school. At the start of her second semester in college, Brittini suffered from another bad bleeding and lost another day of memory. Her parents now had to find an alternative way of curing the Angioma so they found a Vascular Malfor-

First Down for

Uhlig smiles beside Doctor Bajter, a Vascular Malformation Specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

mation Specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Batjer performed extensive testing including a week long EEG and MRI scans. Finally, good news was announced to the family saying the Angioma could be removed. They set up the appointment for the surgery on February 17, 2011. A craniotomy was performed by Dr. Batjer and the surgery lasted for six hours and 44 staples were put into her head. The first couple weeks after the surgery were difficult because of the pain she was experiencing. “Besides the pain, she had some word retrieval problems, balance issues, memory lapses, and headaches.” However, the past three months have improved to where you would never remember what happened.

“I am feeling wonderful after the surgery. I spent 72 hours in the EEG in Chicago and everything turned out better than the last time” said Brittini. Her hair has grown over her scar and is now teaching herself to play the guitar. She has not experienced any seizures for three months and is in search for a job now that she got her license back (revoked for seizure activity). Brittini was also accepted into a scholarship program at Edgewood College called “Bonners Leadership Program.” She will receive a $2,000 scholarship in exchange for volunteer work that she will be participating in around the Madison community. Brittini will attend summer classes and then return to Edgewood in Madison

The Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and local forestry departments have collaborated to tackle the carbon footprint the Packers leave behind as they travel to away games. Across the country, 462 trees have been planted to compensate the carbon emissions caused by the Packers’ travels. This effort has been given the name “First Down for Trees.” The idea behind “First Down for Trees” is to donate one tree for every first down scored by the Green Bay Packers. Last year, the Packers achieved 312 first downs; 312 trees were donated around the country to benefit the environment. Meacham Nursery donated 150 more trees, totaling up to 462 trees to make up for the Packers’ negative effect on the environment due to their extensive travels. It is estimated that the Green Bay Packers’ travels create approximately 450 tons of carbon dioxide during the season. When Tom Holewinski, the Public Works Director in Pulaski, was asked if Pulaski would like to participate in the “First Down for Trees” program, he was happy to provide the town with some trees. Aaron Popkey, Director of Public Relations/Corporate Communications for the Green Bay Packers, wants to involve Pulaski students in the process of planting the trees in order to get a grasp on community service. The Village of Pulaski and the Tri-County Fire Department received 14 trees to be planted, April 18. The trees replaced older, dying trees around the Village Hall and the Fire Department. These trees will not only serve Pulaski as an earth friendly asset, but also they will soon be transformed into a memorial for fallen fire chief, Frank Wichlacz. Local fire fighters wish to make the trees a tribute to a friend and local hero they miss dearly. Thanks to the Green Bay Packers, Pulaski has become a little greener.

in the fall. “For my future plans, I’m going to college to be a nurse and go into neurology because I spent so much time with the neurologist down in Chicago” said Brittini. She has maintained the most amazing positive energy and will never let her diagnosis stop her from working hard and living life as if nothing happened. Brittini ran the 5K marathon for Epilepsy benefits on May 21 in Chicago where the staff and surgeons saved her life.

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-Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fifth grade holds Invention Fair

Schwenke recognized academically

tremely grateful. I was very surprised. I would like to thank the PHS staff and faculty for their

endless support, my parents for being there to guide me, and my friends who shared a laugh.”

Pulaski FFA to attend

State in FFA Quiz Bowl Contest

Shannon Schwenke Jack Delsant shows off his new invention, The Jack Pack.

By Mallory Timm and Hayle Wery Fifth grade students at Glenbrook Elementary competed in an Invention Fair, May 24. “Our students were thrilled beyond belief at the turnout! What a neat way for them to closeout their educational experience at Glenbrook,” said Christopher Hendricks. Jack Delsant invented “The Jack Pack.” It is a back pack that

Lauren Kane proudly stands with her new invention, The Movie Bucket.

can hold anything wet or dry. It can be rolled or carried on your back or carried by handles. Lauren Kane created “The Movie Bucket.” It is a bucket that contains anything and everything you could possibly need at a movie. There are spots for candy, popcorn, and soda.

Assumption BVM second grade students released five Painted Lady Butterflies after watching them change in their stages from caterpillar to chrysalis and then Painted Lady Butterflies. Students were amazed to be able to hold them before we released them and note the changes between each stage!

The next Pulaski News publication date will be June 16, 2011

By Laura Szela hannon S Schwenke was named student of the month for May. Schwenke has been recognized for doing exceptionally well in his academic pursuits. Dennis and Nancy Schwenke are the proud parents of Schwenke. Some major accomplishments of Schwenke are graduating with 14 college credits by taking AP classes and dual high school college courses. He has also been awarded highest honors for academic achievement for all four years, a varsity letter in football, boys swimming, and tennis, as well as a member of Leo Club. He is grateful to serve his tennis team in leadership as Co-Captain and ranking as number one singles this year. At his honors awards evening this month, he was also named outstanding senior science student and outstanding anatomy and physiology student. Schwenke is a member of National Honor Society. He was active in varsity football, varsity swimming as a freshman, and varsity tennis. He is also a member of Spanish club and Leo Club, in which he completed 190 hours of community service work. Some hobbies of Schwenke are being active, doing outdoor sports, including skiing, snowmobiling, personal watercraft, kayaking, fishing, hunting, tennis, and, of course, watching the Green Bay Packers. In the future, Schwenke plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the college of letters and science honors program. He plans to be open to new experiences and opportunities while pursuing a higher education in science and its numerous fields. It is his goal to select an area in which he enjoys, can contribute to, and will benefit others. With receiving this award, Schwenke commented, “I am humbled by this honor, and ex-

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Pulaski Community Middle School FFA team members pictured are Ben Brown, Morgan Rynish, Arthur Gajewski, Emily Romanek. Standing in the back row are State FFA Officer Sam Tauchen, Joel Gohr, Nathan Drummond, and Logan Reetz.  

By Jack FitzGerald For only the third time in the Pulaski Middle School history, the PCMS FFA qualified for the State Finals by winning both the District and Sectional Speaking contests this past spring.   The FFA Quiz Bowl team competes against area schools on FFA Trivia, Agricultural Facts, and important events that have shaped Wisconsin Agriculture.  Team members have been practicing since November and have spent countless hours studying and practicing as a team.  This year’s team qualified by defeating a very tough Omro team in the Sectional Finals.  Now the team is off to Madison on June 14

to compete for the State Championship. Terry Erdmann, PCMS FFA Advisor said, “I am so proud of the FFA Member’s efforts and dedication towards a common goal—it is very uplifting!  Good luck to the Middle School FFA Quiz Bowl team.


We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pulaski students redo a

New Zoo tank

Kyle Kelsey and Isaiah Robertson show off the work they have done at the New Zoo with the fish tanks.

By Marc Richmond hree new members of the T Green Bay Aquarium Society (GBAS) have been appointed to redo the New Zoo’s Cichlid tanks in the reptile room. Kyle Kelsey, Marc Richmond, and Isaiah Robertson, Pulaski students, have spent many hours of work at the zoo scrubbing out the tanks, obtaining new fish for people to look at, rebuilding the scenery, and replacing the foods and filters.

The Society and its three appointed men hope to replace one of the tanks completely because of scratch damages that have happened over time. The tank will be a full donation from the GBAS club to the zoo. Club member Kyle Kelsey says, “It feels really nice to be a part of something like this, to give to the community, and, at the same time, promote the fishkeeping hobby.”

Mother La Tisha Vanden Bush, Grandpa Rick Wied, Great Grandma Sue Wied stand, and Great-Great Grandma Laverne Boucher holds baby Jack Kelly Vanden Bush, who was born March 13.

moose calls Suamico home A

Hunter’s Education instructors gather together after a successful Hunter’s Safety course.

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Oconto unit of Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) Submitted by Mary Lemmen The county unit held its semiannual meeting April 28 at the Hayes Community Center. 58 officers from the county towns and village were present. Elections were held resulting in Ron Korzeniewski becoming president, Elmer Ragen voted as VicePresident, and Mary Lemmen selected as Secretary/Treasurer. All positions being re-elected for two year terms. Senator Jim Holperin (D) and Jeff Mursau (R) Assemblymen, who represent parts of Oconto County were present. They each spoke about the issues being worked on in Madison which affect all of us. They felt good things were going to be happening in the state in the next year. Kim Pytleski, County Clerk, talked about the duties of her office. Mark Schuster, Robert E. Lee & Associates, and Tom Harnish, WTA Educator, gave presentations on protecting and maintaining town roads. Also, Tom talked about protecting the towns against possible liabilities. Attending these meetings are educational and a great way for officers to talk with each other about issues facing the towns and villages. The next meeting was set for October 20 at the Hayes Community Center. Lunch and socializing followed the meeting.

Pittsfield and Oneida hold hunter’s safety classes Matilda the moose roams her new home freely at the New Zoo.

By Marc Richmond This past December, a new member of the zoo was added: Matilda the moose. Matilda is currently about a year old. She was purchased by the New Zoo from another zoo in attempt to

breed moose in captivity. Matilda’s future mate, who she is currently getting to know, is Dave. “She is very happy to meet her ‘soon-to-be mate’ Dave,” said Tricia Schuchart, one of the zoo keepers at the New Zoo.

By Tanner Sprangers and Adam Wrobleski Hunter’s education instructors for the Pittsfield and Oneida Hunter’s Safety Club have been teaching hunter’s safety for over 10 years. The combined effort of ten to twelve highly skilled instructors is very beneficial for the youth. “The club offers a total of 21 hours of class, which include 3 hours of hands-on and a 5 hour range day with as many as 16 instructors,” said Tim Saindon. The benefits from a hands-on class are tremendous. Participating in an online course doesn’t include the important and much needed gun handling skills which stresses safety and proper handling of firearms. “Most participants in the class are between the ages of ten and fourteen,” said Corey Sprangers. A hunter safety class is required if you are born after 1973. If anyone wants to hunt out-of-state then he or she needs to take the course as well. “The reason we teach,” said Saindon, “is that it is proven to reduce hunting accidents across the country.” The upcoming class is held September 7 at the Pittsfield Trap House. Registration is held at Gander Mountain from August 25 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in the class can contact Tim Saindon at (920) 822-3974 or Mark List at (920) 366-3005.

Angelica 4-H meets in May

By club Reporter Amanda Bodart            The Angelica 4-H club met for their May meeting on May 11at 7:30 p.m. Moses Makowiak led the American pledge and Kayla Nischke led the 4-H pledge.             In old business, the club decided to make a barn quilt for community service. The supplies for the pattern are at Nischkes’. Connie Nischke will call members to have them paint it. Members will hang the barn quilt on Jim Brown’s shed by the highway.             In new business, the results from the Hoard’s Dairyman judging contest were announced. We discussed when we want to work the 4-H stand during the Shawano fair. Members decided if they want to work at brunch on the farm in June. The club will be selling ice cream at Pulaski Polka Days for a fundraiser this year. For the club outing members will be going to the stock car races at the Shawano fairgrounds on May 21. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. and all 4-H members get in free. Congratulations go to Aly Splan for making the 4-H horse drill team!             First to adjourn the meeting was Danielle Robaidek. Amanda Bodart seconded that motion. The club will not be having a June meeting. The next meeting will be July 13, 2011.

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05/11/2011 12:25 am - Suspicious Person/Activity - S. Wisconsin Street 05/11/2011 4:00 am - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Pulaski Police Department 05/11/2011 7:21 am - Traffic Warning – James Court 05/11/2011 8:11 am - Welfare Check – Camelot Park. 05/11/2011 12:35 pm - Traffic Citation – Lincoln Street 05/11/2011 1:18 pm - Traffic Warning – Williams Street 05/11/2011 3:08 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Glenbrook Drive 05/11/2011 4:00 pm - Paper Service – Summit Street 05/11/2011 4:00 pm - Remove hazard from roadway – Super Ron’s Food Center 05/11/2011 6:41 pm - Attempted Warrant Pick Up – Camelot Park 05/11/2011 7:15 pm - Traffic Warning – Alchris Court 05/11/2011 9:00 pm - Traffic Warning – Camelot Park

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05/11/2011 11:23 pm - Found Items/Property – Pulaski Middle School 05/12/2011 2:37 am - Traffic Warning – Flora Street 05/12/2011 5:26 am - Traffic Warning – Flora Street 05/12/2011 6:12 am - Paper Service – Summit Street 05/12/2011 11:55 am – Fingerprinting 05/12/2011 12:00 pm – Fraud – Pine Street 05/12/2011 1:44 pm - Traffic Warning – Camelot Park 05/12/2011 4:27 pm - Animal Bite – Falcon Drive 05/12/2011 5:20 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - CTH B 05/12/2011 6:25 pm - Welfare Check – Trailside Convenience Mart 05/13/2011 10:30 am Lockout – Vehicles – W. Pulaski Street 05/13/2011 11:00 am – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 05/13/2011 12:10 pm - Assist Citizen- Unwanted Male – Camelot Park 05/13/2011 3:51 pm - Disturbance (Verbal) – Johnson Street 05/13/2011 6:10 pm – Disturbance – Memorial Park 05/13/2011 6:25 pm - Speeding Violation – Crest Drive 05/13/2011 9:15 pm - Extra

Patrol Request - E. Pulaski Street 05/14/2011 12:15 am - Memorial Park (Secure Buildings) 05/14/2011 12:58 am - Domestic Violence Offense (D.V.O.) W. Pulaski Street 05/14/2011 3:22 am – Attempted Burglary - W. Green Bay Street 05/14/2011 4:49 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Glenbrook Drive 05/14/2011 7:43 pm - Assist EMS – Memorial Drive 05/15/2011 12:14 pm - Traffic Warning - S. St. Augustine Street 05/15/2011 12:50 pm - Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 05/15/2011 2:00 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 05/15/2011 6:26 pm - Alarm – Business – Furnitureland Inc. 05/16/2011 11:05 am - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 05/16/2011 11:15 am - Emergency Detention – Pulaski High School 05/16/2011 1:11 pm - Animal Complaint - E. Cedar Street 05/16/2011 4:33 pm - Other Service - S. St. Augustine Street 05/16/2011 9:55 pm - Memorial Park (Secure Buildings) 05/17/2011 4:59 am - Traffic Citation – Markham Drive 05/17/2011 5:17 pm - Assist EMS - STH 32 HWY @ CTH B 05/17/2011 7:06 pm - Traffic Citation – N. St. Augustine Street 05/17/2011 7:22 pm - Warning - 7 Day Equipment – N. St. Augustine Street 05/17/2011 8:59 pm - Assist EMS - N. St. Augustine Street 05/17/2011 11:12 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street 05/18/2011 2:30 am - Domestic Violence Offense (D.V.O.) W. Pulaski Street 05/18/2011 8:30 am - Drug Possession – Pulaski Middle School 05/18/2011 9:24 am - Traffic Citation – Blue Heron Drive 05/18/2011 9:40 am - Assist EMS – Memorial Drive 05/18/2011 9:48 am - Criminal Damage To Property – Nightingale Drive 05/18/2011 11:26 am - Traffic Warning – Nancy Lane 05/18/2011 1:00 pm - Assist Other Agency- Brown County DA 05/18/2011 10:14 pm - Registration/Title Violation – Lincoln Street

Be proactive against cancer this summer By Cassie Zahn ow appropriate that May is H Skin Cancer Awareness Month and summer is just around the corner! Although summer festivities such as family barbeques, beach vacations, and graduation parties hold great entertainment value, they do possess a higher risk of developing skin cancer because they include extended periods of sun exposure. With this knowledge, precautions must be taken this summer to seek protection from the sun and to become more aware of skin cancer in general. There are three types of skin cancer that have different degrees of severity, but all should be taken seriously. The mildest form of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, which is the most common form and can be cured by surgical removal of the affected area. Also curable, squamous cell carcinoma, the second most deadly form, is treated through radiation therapy or surgical removal. Additionally, this type of carcinoma can spread to other parts of the body. The most deadly skin cancer is called malignant melanoma, which spreads easily and resists chemotherapy. Melanoma must be treated with a large amount of removal surgery and immunotherapy. According to the

Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more people have had skin cancer over the past 31 years than all other cancers combined. With these statistics, it becomes imperative to learn about how to prevent this very common form of cancer. The most obvious way to prevent any form of skin cancer is to take all precautions to protect yourself from the sun. Wearing hats, sunglasses, and extra clothing when it’s not too hot is the easiest step to take, but sunscreen remains the most important weapon against the sun’s harmful rays. Women’s Health Magazine recommends a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher and that it be applied at least every two hours. The CDC warns us that the sun’s UV rays can reach you no matter what kind of weather it is, sunny or cloudy, because the rays can reflect off of water, cement, sand, and snow, so precautions should be taken everyday of the year. Another way in which to decrease the risk of skin cancer is to limit if not stop tanning bed use. The UV rays from a tanning bed are just as harmful as those from the sun; the Skin Cancer Foundation says that indoor ultraviolet tanners are 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. Another way to prevent skin cancer is by being aware of its symptoms so that it can be caught early on should it develop. In general, it is wise to have a skin exam at the doctor’s office or to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist, but it is extremely helpful to know what abnormalities of the skin to look for also.

When looking at moles, it is widely known by many doctors and foundations to use the ABCD rule; look for asymmetry, border, color, and diameter. In other words, the mole should appear similar on both sides, have no abnormal or indented borders, have no abnormal colors, and a diameter that is less than six centimeters. Recently, “E” has been added to the ABCD rule and it stands for elevation, so a mole should not be overly elevated or depressed. If any moles exhibit these symptoms, it could be a sign of melanoma and should be examined immediately. As well as knowing the how to prevent skin cancer and knowing how to detect it, it becomes imperative to know what factors create a higher risk for skin cancer. The CDC has a list of possible risk-increasing factors that include a lighter natural skin color, extended periods of sun exposure, skin that burns, freckles, or reddens easily, blue or green eyes, and naturally blonde or red hair. They also explain how family history can contribute to risk; there is a higher risk for skin cancer with a family history of melanoma, a history of sunburns early in life, or a personal history of skin cancer. With or without these factors, necessary precautions should always be taken against the sun. Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, it is also one of the most preventable. In knowing this, do everything possible this summer to avoid the sun’s harmful rays. It doesn’t mean spending less time outdoors or having less fun; just don’t forget the sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses while enjoying the weather.

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Citizen’s Bank supports financial future

Tess Radecki was a true example of a “Friend of the Pantry.” She is joined at the celebration by her daughter, Lori Hudson.

Stacy Lewis came to ABVM on April 28 to visit the third grade students in Katie Williams’ class. Lewis talked to the students about abuse. Lewis works for the Golden House and goes to schools around the area to try and prevent violence and abuse. Lewis’ main message she wanted to get across was, “Everyone has the right to be safe, and if you have a problem you should talk to someone about it.” The two daughters of Marilyn Bernarde accept the “Friend of the Pantry” plaque on behalf of their mother.

Community Pantry celebrates volunteers The Community Pantry of Pulaski had a Volunteer’s Appreciation Dinner at Luigi’s in Sobieski, April 7. Volunteer workers were treated to pizza and pasta for their dedication and service to the Pantry. Many of the volunteers put in over 100 hours per year at the Pantry.  The two daughters of Marilyn Bernarde accepted the “Friend of the Pantry” plaque on behalf of their mother.  Bernarde was a Home Economics teacher at Pulaski High School for years. Sixteen years ago she had an idea to help out the pantry families at On April 28, Fairview grades 3, 4, and 5 were immersed in Onei- Christmas time and started the da culture. Josh and Eliza from the Oneida Nation Museum presented Oneida history and culture through traditional stories. In addition to hearing a version of the Oneida creation story, the students were taught many words and phrases in the Oneida language. They also learned about many artifacts first hand, including corn husk dolls, lacrosse sticks, deer hoof rattles, and the water drum.

“Christmas Gifts for Kids” project that continues on today under the direction of Liz Moehr.   Even after her passing, Bernarde continued to support this project by donating to it financially through her estate. Tess Radecki, a long-time volunteer on Pantry Patron Days, would “man” the desk, registering all the patrons and recording their attendance and the donations being made by various church and service organizations.  Radecki knew everyone on a first name basis and made everyone feel welcome.  She was a true example of a “Friend of the Pantry.” She was joined at the celebration by her daughter, Lori Hudson.

Graduation caps are filling the air as students commemorate their high school success and, for many, welcome the next chapter in their lives – college. While it’s a very busy time for teens and their families, one local expert says taking time to help recent grads find a bank and establish accounts is critical before they leave the nest. “High school grads that are unprepared for financial responsibility can quickly rack up debt, pay unnecessary finance charges and forget to save, when they’re not under their parents’ watchful eye,” said Todd Draak, district officer of the Green Bay East district for Citizens Bank. “Before they even realize what’s happening, credit scores may be negatively affected, they may be buried in debt and their cash flow may be depleted. This can be an incredibly overwhelming situation to be in.” It’s no secret that continuing education is costly. Combine the financial stressors to class assignments and job responsibilities and students can feel trapped. Credit. com reported that 7.2 percent of students drop out of college due to debt and/or financial pressures. “Banks can play a very important role for college students by providing financial guidance when they’re out of their parents’ homes,” said Draak. “But, because most young adults haven’t had to work with banks on their own before, parents need to help them look for a student-friendly bank and encourage them to work with a trusted banker prior to their departure so they have financial guidance when they get to school as well as someone they can trust throughout their college years.” Steer your soon-to-be-college student in the direction of a student-friendly bank that offers: free checking – Free checking is starting to become a thing of the past with many financial institutions. When shopping around for a bank, ask probing questions about their checking account options and make sure free checking accounts is an option. Online banking – With busy schedules, sometimes there’s just not time to drive to the bank to do business, which is where online banking comes into play. Find a bank with a secure, online program that offers numerous conveniences such as online account openings, account transfers, bill pay and e-statements. Studentfriendly extras – Find a bank that has a program that is tailored to meet the needs and goals of busy college students. Find out if the bank’s program helps students to avoid foreign ATM fees or offers more lenient policies if an overdraft occurs. A student-friendly bank will recognize that knowing how to properly manage finances doesn’t happen overnight and mistakes may happen. Experienced bankers – Students have very unique needs and goals when it comes to finances so make sure the bank’s staff has experience working with students. Find out if the bankers know about managing multiple accounts, navigating the bank’s online program and also know about student loan options. “Remember, the summer will fly by and it may take young adults some time to adjust to their new financial responsibilities, so choosing a bank sooner than later is key,” said Draak. “Once students are established with a bank, rather than worrying about how to manage finances, families can instead focus on enjoying the summer together.”

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Lions induct

officers and members

Lion District Governor Dave Polashek welcomes Lion Kathleen Gerds and her husband Warren Gerds, along with Lion Fran Ullmer and his wife Kris Ullmer to the Lions Melvin Jones Fellowship.

By Brianna Oelschlager District Governor Dave Polashek met with Pulaski Lions Club members to induct new members and officers for the 2011-12 year. The new officers are as follows: President: Lion Fran Ullmer; VP 1: Lion Mike Stone; VP 2: Lion Tiffany Rondou; Secretary: Lion Rebecca Anderson; Treasurer: Lion Keith Werner; Lion Tamer 1: Lion Ken Kollath; Lion Tamer 2: Lion Robert Gracyalny; Membership 1: Lion Fran Ullmer; Membership 2: Lion Greg VanAsten Jr.; Tail Twister: Lion David Sparish; Board: Lion Len VanLannen; Board: Lion Kare Goodness; Board: Lion Larry

Rudersdorf; Board: Lion Walter Kroll; Past Press: Lion Tom Abrahamson. Thanks to new officers for taking an active role in the Pulaski Lions Club. District Governor Polashek also inducted new members. The new members are James Arati; Steve Blackford; Maria Knutson; Nick Knutson; and Brett Zavernik. Welcome new members, the Lions are happy you are members. Lions Kathy Gerds and Fran Ullmer were welcomed into the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Congratulations Lions for your outstanding dedication to community service!

Maple Grove

4-H meets in May By Kayla Gracyalny Maple Grove Countryside 4-H club held its monthly meeting at the Pulaski High School May 12. At the meeting, members were asked to turn in any fundraising money from Seroogy’s candy bars and the flower bulbs. Also members made a thank you card for Maplewood Meats thanking them for selling the Seroogy candy bars at their business. Before the meeting started, many members met to tie blankets as a community service project. The members who helped out with this activity came up to the front of the room to share with the rest of the club about what they enjoyed about the project. Now that the blankets are complete, they will be donated to the American Red Cross. Mr. Aprill, a club leader had a Horticulture meeting April 30. Members who attended this meeting shared with the rest of the club about what they planted. Members had planted many plants like tomatoes. Also, Mr. Aprill notified everyone of the Fox Valley Growers Greenhouse. This event will be taking place May 14. There was swine weigh-ins at the Shawano County Fairground May 7. Members who went and weighed their pigs came up and told everyone about what happened during weigh-ins. Once again this year Maple Grove is having a softball team. Registration and the team roster have already been turned into the County. The first practice is May 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Town Hall. The first game will be taking place on June 6 at the ABVM field. Thank you to Tieha and Roger Kuczer for coaching the team this year. Two community service projects that were completed just recently were: cleaning the Pulaski Food Pantry and cleaning up the area by the Maple Grove Town Hall. Cleaning the Food Pantry took place May 2. Members who attended helped out by sweeping the floors and stocking shelves. Then cleaning up the Maple Grove lot took place April 25. Members got to sweep the driveway and rake the grass. This year at the fair, the Shawano Area Ag Society has issued that wristbands are to be worn at the fair. Wristbands are to stay on until the fair is over with. Last year, a Back to School Store was held for less fortunate students in the Pulaski Area. At the meeting it was discussed whether or not we’d like to help out with this. After some discussion, a vote was taken to collect personal hygiene products like shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, and body wash. The club also decided on setting up a table outside a business to promote people to donate for the back to school store. There will be more planning and information to come at the next meeting. At the end of the meeting, cupcakes were presented to the members who had a May birthday. The meeting was then adjourned by Nathan Ferfecki and then seconded by Shianna Gracyalny. Snacks were then served in the Pulaski High School Commons. The next meeting will be held at the Pulaski High School LGI 1 room at 7:15 p.m. June 9.

Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club participated in Adopt a Highway Clean-Up May 15.

Several Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Members, Carson Graf, Rory Sarenich, Mason Jauquet, and Taylor Gracyalny, participated in a trip from April 14-18 to Huntsville, Alabama. While in Alabama, the four members attended Space Camp with 150 plus other Wisconsin 4-H members in Grades 6-8. At the Space Camp, they experienced many simulators, met new people, and learned more about space.

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Community Announcements SCRAP METAL ITEMS will be accepted for recycling this Saturday June 4th and each first Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the garage behind the Assumption BVM office on Pulaski Street.  Proceeds support ABVM’s “Scrap for Scholars” program plus Pulaski Food Pantry.  For questions on what materials will be accepted, please call Jim Resick at 8223139 evenings and weekends. Green & Gold HOSTA SOCIETY of Northeast Wisconsin is sponsoring a Hosta/Shade Perennial Plant Sale on Tuesday June 7, 2011 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Kyle & Mary Beth Gigot, 1480 Cormier Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Tour the beautiful garden of Kyle & Mary Beth Gigot and get more information on Shade Gardening, Green & Gold Hosta Society and purchase shade perennials.  For more information contact Patricia Gwidt 715-799-4521, Linda Joslin 920497-0189 or Judy Sytsma 920897-3205. ANGELICA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH BUFFET SUPPER – Thursday, June 9, 2011. 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Pulaski Housing Authority will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Parkside Apartments, 231 Memorial Dr. 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. 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. 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 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: 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. 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. THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce. The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. If you can help the pantry with these items, or any other food items, please call 822-6050. The pantry appreciates your willingness to help feed the hungry. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski. Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 8657875. 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.


MOVIE MONDAY on June 20 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Homeward Bound” starring the voices of Michael J. Fox and Don Ameche. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, June 14 & July 12 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, June 14. 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, June 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. June’s book is The Shack by William P. Young. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. SUMMER FUN PARTY on Friday, June 10 at Pulaski Senior Center. Lunch of lasagna at 11:30, entertainment by Roger’s Polka Party at 12:30. Call 8228100 to make your reservation. ST. JAMES CONCERT IN THE PARK on Wednesday, June 15. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 6:30 for 7:30 concert. Call 822-8100 to reserve your place on the bus. HEARING SCREENING on Wednesday, June 22 at Pulaski Senior Center from 9:15 – 11:30. Appointments required. Call 8228100 to make your appointment. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SENIOR? on Tuesday, June 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR June 3 – June 17. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Res-

ervations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, June 3 - Salisbury Steak in Gravy Monday, June 6 – Pork chop suey Tuesday, June 7 – Beef stew Wednesday, June 8 – Roasted turkey Thursday, June 9 – Shredded BBQ chicken

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Friday, June 10 - Lasagna Monday, June 13 – Meatloaf Tuesday, June 14 – Chicken piccata Wednesday, June 15 - Hamburger Thursday, June 16 – Tator tot casserole Friday, June 17 - Open faced turkey sandwich

Jon Wood’s fourth grade students wanted to make a difference and get involved in the relief efforts in Japan. In the Japanese culture, the crane represents good wishes, prosperity, hope, and good fortune.  The entire class made paper cranes to show their concern and support.  The cranes were displayed at the Spring Concert and donations were collected for the American Red Cross to further support their disaster relief efforts of those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.

School Updates Martin named student of the month for attitude By Kathryn Lapacz Jacob Martin was named Attitude Student of the Month for April. He was recognized for his excellent, positive attitude that he has displayed throughout the year. The proud parents of Martin are Alan and Sheila Martin. Martin’s accomplishments in high school have been being named on the high honor list, but he believes that his biggest accomplishment would be helping others with the small things in life. Martin’s free time is taken up by working on the family farm, but he still has time to relax, watch television, and possibly play games. Martin plans to go to college and study game design. Martin firmly believes that changing the past would take away from who one is in the present, but if he had to change one thing, he would change his grades and attitude during his first two years of high school. Martin said, “Receiving this award is a great honor for anyone to receive, and I’m happy to be one of the select few.”

Christine (Lepple) Lindner named Alice in Dairyland

Christine (Lepple) Lindner

Christine Lindner is serving as the 63rd Alice in Dairyland. As Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador, she is striving to communicate with urban and rural audiences across Wisconsin about the importance of our state’s diverse

agriculture industry in our daily lives. Lindner grew up on her family’s fourth generation dairy farm in Beaver Dam and presently resides in Fall River with her husband. She graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2006, earning a degree in agricultural journalism. Lindner gained first-hand experience educating consumers through direct communications about agriculture serving as the publicity co-chair for the 2009 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days and promoting agriculture education as a Wisconsin State FFA Officer. In addition, she serves as an advocate for agriculture through Cows on the Concourse, Wisconsin FFA Foundation Development Committee and Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Following her contract year as ‘Alice,’ she will be returning as the marketing manager for ANIMART where she’s been responsible for the company’s dairy and livestock marketing, communications and public relations initiatives since 2007. Alice is a one-year contractual position with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) that dates back to 1948. Under the direction of the WDATCP Division of Agricultural Development, she travels nearly 40,000 miles throughout the state and surrounding areas promoting Wisconsin’s agricultural industry and its impact on the state economy.  Alice conducts a large number of media interviews with television, radio, and print publications.  She develops and delivers speeches for numerous urban and rural events and also gives presentations at over 100 schools. Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s Agricultural Ambassador.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Future business leaders gather for conference

The Pulaski FBLA participants are pictured with Ryan Porter, the keynote speaker at the State Leadership Conference.

The 57th Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference was held in Appleton, April 11 and 12. The State Leadership Conference brought outstanding young adults together for an unforgettable experience of FBLA enthusiasm. This year, over 2,000 students, advisers, and guests participated in this conference. FBLA members from all areas of the state gathered in Appleton at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel to attend workshops and three delegate assemblies, elect their new State Executive Board members, and compete in competitive events such as Accounting, Desktop Publishing, Banking & Financial Systems, e-Business, Website Development, Cyber Security, Network Design, Database Applications, and Entrepreneurship at the state level. In most competitive events, the first- and second-place winners advance to the FBLA National Leadership Conference that will be hosted in Orlando, Florida from June 28

through July 1. The keynote speaker this year was Ryan Porter. Porter is a youth motivational speaker who spoke about creating exciting experiences and living a passionate life. Our local chapter from Pulaski sent 12 members to represent our school. They toured Appleton area businesses including Appleton Police Department, Barlow Planetarium, Fox Cities Stadium, Fox Valley Technical College, Goodwill Industries, Heartland Business Systems, JJ Keller, Kiss FM 95.9, Lawrence University, Miller Electric, Miron Construction, Secura Insurance, Skogens Festival Foods, Valley Home Builders Association, and the YMCA. FBLA members raised money for the Wisconsin FBLA-PBL Foundation by playing numerous competitive rounds of Monopoly and the March of Dimes through a Miracle Minute. They were also entertained with a dance at the Performing Arts Center.

These students attended state French Forensics on April 7. They all received gold medals.  In the front row are Kassie McKeefry, Masoudae Rezvani, Avital Maltinski, Kaylee Court, MacKayla Niec, and Andrea Quade. In the back row are Joanna Busch, Kendall Doersch, Laura Becker, Rachel Kennedy, and Elissa Harter.

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graduates from UW-Parkside The University of WisconsinParkside proudly announces that Pulaski student Jessica Enderby received a diploma at the conclusion of the winter 2010 semester. Enderby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Health Science, with a concentration in Pre-Chiropractic. In addition, she graduated with a minor in Bioscience. She is verified to have completed the required type and number of credits needed to fulfill her degree. The university congratulates Jessica and will work with her to reach her career goals.

Fox Valley Technical College Dean’s List named The following Pulaski area students were named to the Fall 2010 Semester Dean’s List at Fox Valley Technical College: Dan Carriveau, Christopher Coenen, Ashley Nischke, Rebecca NowakWied, and Greg Stoltenow.

Students visit Heritage Hill

By Chase Olson Have you ever been to Heritage Hill in Green Bay, Wisconsin? The third grade students form Sunnyside School went on a field trip on April 21 to learn about pioneer schools and log cabins which relates to the third grade curriculum. First, the students went to the schoolhouse and went back in time to 1848. They had to write on slates. Next, they had to stand up and say, “Yes, sir,” before they talked to the teacher. When they were done talking they had to say, “Thank you, sir” and sit down. There were grades one through eight in one schoolhouse. After lunch, the Sunnyside kids went to see how log cabins were built in the 1800’s. They learned that there were two ways to build a log cabin-“Piece-surPiece” (which is French), and “Saddle Notch” (which is American). First, they learned that the Piece-sur-Piece style was more sturdy and harder to make. Its roof was called a “hip roof.” Last, they learned about the Saddle Notch cabin. It was less sturdy, but took less time to make. The name of the roof was called “gable roof.” The students built table-top models of both style cabins. Nathan Fischer said about the filed trip, “It was fun to go to the school house and everyone had to listen carefully to directions. It was really quiet, and I didn’t even get a headache!”

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Early World Language Programs

Tech Challenge 2011

Pictured are Tech Challenge award winners Kelly Schwister, Tiffany Robinson, Haley Mahr, Cassidy Holtz, and Megan Kaczmarek.

Masoudae Rezvani

Knowledge Bowl contestants are Ryan Laha, William Bowers, Kelly Schwister, Luke Button, Gavin Denzer, and Connor Kmiec.

By Cassidy Holtz On April 28, Pulaski High School students participated in NWTC’s Tech Challenge 2011. This academic and technical competition offered over thirty live competitions and over forty display competitions. Students receiving a star first in their competition were awarded a $500 technical college scholarship. Students in grades 9-12 were eligible to participate in a maximum of three events. Judges for the competitions were chosen from local industries, advisory committees, alumni, or staff. They were selected for their expertise and their commitment to encouraging excellence in the future workforce. A “Star First” entry exhibited the best application of skill and knowledge in an event and was awarded a scholarship. A gold medal exhibited excellent application of skills and knowledge. A silver medal demonstrated exceptional skill and knowledge. A bronze medal demonstrated above average skill and knowledge. Participants not receiving a medal in an event were given

participation ribbons. Students could compete in the following areas: diesel technician, business and computers, early childhood, health sciences, mathematics, science, trades and engineering technologies, jewelry, marketing communications, and print media. Tiffany Robinson won a $500 scholarship in the Microsoft Excel competition. She also earned a gold medal in Microsoft Word and a silver medal in bookkeeping. In the Trades and Engineering Technologies there were four senior girls including Cassidy Holtz who took a bronze in the floor plans of a building over 1800 square feet; she also took a Star First in Architectural Design and received a $500 scholarship. Megan Kaczmarek took a bronze in renderings and perspectives; she also received a bronze in the floor plans of a building over 1800 square feet. Haley Mahr took gold in Architectural Design, and she also took gold in the floor plans of a building over 1800 square feet. Kelly Schwister took silver in the floor plans of a building over 1800 square feet; she was also a competitor in another challenge that was going on at NWTC called the Knowledge Bowl. The Knowledge Bowl is a competition between Green Bay area schools in the STEM curriculum, which includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Each school has a group of students that have knowledge in each of these areas throughout their teams. The teams come together to compete and answer various questions that are in these academic areas. This year, the team consisted Jeanne Wroblewski accepted of six senior students including an award for 34 years of dedicated service as Clerk for the William Bowers, Luke Button, Town of Chase at the April Gavin Denzer, Connor Kmiec, Board Meeting. The Board Ryan Laha, and Kelly Schwister. thanked Jeanne for her many They competed together and the years of service and followed Pulaski students came out in a the meeting with a social.  tie for fifth place out of 18 teams. Jeanne will continue to serve Congratulations to the Knowlthe town as Deputy Clerk.  edge Bowl competitors.

Kaitlyn Hilliard

By Isabel Thyne In the fall of 2010, the Pulaski School District Board of Education authorized the formation of a taskforce to look at the potential of Early World Language programming for the elementary students in the school district. The Early World Language Taskforce met on four half days and conducted their research through readings and discussions. The following taskforce, cofacilitated by Jenny Gracyalny, Principal of Hillcrest Elementary and Darlene Godfrey, Director of Learning Services convened to conduct the research: Julie Epps, Glenbrook Parent; Shelby Ridderbush, PHS Representative; Chris Bania, PHS Representative; Sarah Stumpf, Hillcrest Parent; Mike Baenen, Business/Hillcrest Parent; Dawn Phare, Sunnyside Parent; Bill Hernandez, Business/Hillcrest Parent; Pam Krumrei, MCL; Traci Mittag, PCMS Spanish/4K Parent; Traci VanGheem-Rottier, PHS Spanish/Lannoye Parent; Jeff Uelmen, PCMS Spanish/ Sunnyside Parent; Katie Titler, PHS Spanish; Susan Stiede, PHS Spanish/Lannoye Parent; Katie Bradford, Glenbrook Teacher (Grade 3/Parent; Amy McKeefry, Glenbrook Teacher (Grade ) Parent; Trisha Nguyen, Lannoye Teacher (Grade 4/Parent; Heather King, Sunnyside Teacher (Grade 2); Sarah Larsen, Sunnyside Teacher (Kindergarten/Parent; Ann Murphy, Hillcrest Teacher (Grade 2); Nicole Borley, Hillcrest Learning Support Teacher; Jessica Belanger, Lannoye and Hillcrest Library Media Specialist; Trina Townsend, School Board Member; Erik Olson, Fairview Principal; Marc Klawiter,

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PCMS Associate Principal; and Mel Lightner (Adjunct Member). The group also conducted Early World Language Program visits to the following schools districts in Wisconsin: Mishicot, Menasha, Ashwaubenon, Waunakee, Verona, Horicon, Madison, and Hortonville. The visits sought information regarding programming planning and implementation, program results, as well as budget and overall costs for providing an Early World Language Program. The committee concluded that it is very important that language instruction be available to all students throughout their PK-12 academic experience in the PCSD. Knowing other languages and understanding other cultures is a 21st Century skill set for students from the United States as they prepare to live and work in a global society. No matter what career students enter, they will be interacting with others around the world on a routine basis and doing business locally with those whose native language is not English. As times and the world changes, there is more emphasis on the needs for students to be prepared for a rapidly changing world. Global literacy has been added to the needs of today’s students as they move into a future where international trade, travel, and dialogue will be commonplace. The Global Literacy the students in our school district will need as defined by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction are included in five categories: communication, citizenship, careers, culture, and community. Darlene Godfrey, Director of Learning Services for the Pulaski School District, said, “As we are preparing our students to enter a global world and a global economy, it is essential to teach global competency at an early age. The Early World Language Program assures such preparedness amongst students from a young age.”

Annie Gjerde




take national exam By Matthew Zey I n March, 22 Pulaski High school French students took the National French test. The test is sponsored by the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French). This test encourages students and teachers to become more interested in teaching and learning French and rewards them for their achievements. The cost of the test was generously picked up by the Pulaski Schools’ PEAK program. The test is offered nationwide to French students in middle school and high school. In 2011, over 99,000 students participated. Three PHS students placed top 10 in Wisconsin, one placing tenth in the Nation! Seniors Annie Gjerde and Kaitlyn Hilliard placed 5 and 10 for the state in level 5. Freshman Masoudae Rezvani, who took the level 2 test, scored 6 in Wisconsin and 10 at the national level. Rezvani’s score earned her a bronze medal. PHS French teacher Jodi Nickels would like to thank and congratulate all 22 students for preparing for and taking the test.

Students listen attentively and write the answer on their slates at Heritage Hill.

Sunnyside third graders build two types of log cabin models at Heritage Hill.

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Cheryl Ademino Fairview I will be more involved with church. I plan to spend more time with my husband Pete. I’m very excited and happy.

Larry Banaszynski PHS To get a part – time job, volunteer, spend quality unstructured time with my family, become an avid hunter and fisherman, and just smile every once in a while.

Bonnie Chlopek Sunnyside When I retire there are four precious grandchildren calling my name. I love playing and watching their energy unfold.  Hopefully it will bounce off on me.  My husband and I have some very special parents and siblings who could also use a helping hand.   I enjoy watching the eagles soar over Lake Metonga, my favorite spot in Wisconsin.  I love fishing and even hooking the worms.  Walking, sewing, crafting, finding healthy new recipes to prepare, reading, playing cards, gardening, and prayer will fill in the extra time.  I hear corporations and schools are slotting in time for meditation, I’d like to give that a try.  I hope to do some volunteer work and would some how like to work with Senior Citizens.  I don’t consider this retiring I just hope to explore other avenues.

Nancy Duchateau Hillcrest Most importantly I am looking forward to spending more time with my family, especially my grandchildren who are 3, 5, and 7 years old, and with my friends.  When I am retired, it will be exciting to have more opportunities to spend time outdoors-walking, sitting on a beach or on my deck with a good book in hand, fishing, biking, golfing, downhill and cross country skiing.  My “to do list” also includes volunteer work, some traveling, and getting caught up with projects at home. 

Retirement came earlier than I had anticipated, so at this point I plan to take some time next school year to reflect on the journey I have had with the Pulaski School District in which my students, their families, and my colleagues allowed me to be a part of their lives every day.  I know the Good Lord has a plan for me, but He may be having difficulty topping the gift He already gave me, which was being a classroom teacher for nearly 30 years!

Thomas Glinski            PHS Babysit the grand kids during the school year. Sub two or three times a month just for fun, Travel during the summers. Volunteer more with the National parks and Forest system. I am going to Wyoming this summer for a week to work in a park.

Kathleen Gerds PHS

Mary Chrisman Lannoye Retirement Plans: I plan to sub and to find more time for my hobbies and friends.

I plan to relax next fall for a little while (to get use to the idea) maybe for the first 3 days I will stay in my bath robe and drink coffee. Then I will speed up and get going on several overdue projects. I’ll appreciate spending more time with my mother, enjoying my grandchildren and spoiling my husband. I think I want to be a step worker too. I’m sure I will be a happy and busy woman sliding into my new phase of life. I’m very grateful to have been a part of the Pulaski School District for 33 years.

I plan to play with my grandchildren, volunteer at their schools, and spend time with friends.

Pam Engel Lannoye

I plan to spend more time with my family, my parents, siblings and especially my husband, children and grandchildren. I look forward to working in my vegetable and flower gardens, and I plan to spend more time with friends.

Marsha Frisch Sunnyside Susan Hancock Lannoye

Stay active, spend as much time with my wife as possible (until she gets sick of me), and enjoy living in Titletown, U.S.A.

Donna Jacobson Lannoye School

Mike Berken PHS I will expand my cabinet and furniture building business.I will be playing more golf.I will be spending more time with my wife, children and granddaughter.I will continue to train for triathlons and marathons.I will travel.I will read even more than I do now.I may even be teaching mathematics part time somewhere.I will be making my mother smile in heaven by taking my first piano lessons. My mother was a concert pianist. 

Randy Fondow PHS

LuAnn Erb Bus Garage I plan to work with my husband in the wood shop. I plan to finish the furniture he makes. I also would like to travel in my retirement.

Glenn Blohowiak Pulaski High School My plans for retirement are undecided.

Bobbi Strehl PCMS

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Chris Dorn PHS I retired in February and I am enjoying spending more time with my family. There is now extra time to go up north this year. I also like spending time going through antique shops and auctions which I couldn’t really do when I was working. We are planning a trip to Alaska for next year.

Pat Hermans PCMS I have not truly put a lot of thought into the question of what I plan to do with all my retirement time. I am very much at ease for now, with letting things take their course and seeing what happens. I have plenty of projects to keep me busy in the yard at home and at my father’s cottage. Weather has always intrigued me so I might volunteer to be a weather spotter or I might even volunteer to “baby-sit” sturgeon in the spring of the year. Later this summer I will have a puppy to train and those of you who know me, know that I will be in my duck skiff in the fall chasing ducks. I feel Montana and Wyoming calling so I might have to put together a trip out there to fish and camp for a while.

Dorothy Grzeskowiak Glenbrook Elementary School I plan to spend more time with my family and complete many projects around the home that have been waiting. Retirement will give me opportunities to expand my business, GRZ International, which helps people develop additional streams of income. I also want to work with and continue studying Jin Shin Jyutsu, the ancient art of healing, and in my spare time do oil painting, silk painting, stained glass work, gardening, etc…

Donna Karcz Sunnyside I don’t really know what my plans are yet for after I retire. This came up fast and I don’t have any definite plans.  I do have eight grandchildren so I will be able to spend more time with them. 

Elaine Karcz PHS I plan to enjoy more time with the family and spend more time with the family.

Belinda Hermans Sunnyside Upon retiring I will relax a bit and then look for another job. I enjoy being around other people and keeping busy.

Susan Hyland Pulaski High School I’m still exploring my options. I have tentative plans for a late summer trip to Italy and southern France.

Dan Jung PHS I do not have any finalized, major plans for my retirement. I will be finally getting a dog (a German shepherd), which is something I have wanted to do for decades.  I also plan to do some volunteering.  I am toying with the idea of trying to train my dog to qualify to become a therapy dog.  Finally, I plan to really work on my golf game and to do some traveling!

Donna Jacobson Lannoye/Hillcrest

Chuck Jajtner PCMS I will spend more time with my family and my two grandsons. Barb and I also hope to do more traveling, skiing, and sailing.

Jean Fontaine Pulaski Community Middle School I plan to do some subbing before I completely retire. I also have plans to spend part of our winter in Florida.  I would like to be involved in “cupping” for the LaJava café, but that will be determined soon. 

The Pulaski Community School District would like to thank you for your time and dedication in serving our community and our children. Best wishes on your retirement.

Ann Kralapp Glenbrook Elementary My plans for retirement are as of yet undetermined. My plan is to pray to the Lord for his guidance while I wait for my next grand adventure. I plan to exercise more, eat better, clean, and organize our home from top to bottom and work in my perennial garden.

Sandra Kapalin Pulaski Community Middle School I plan to remain involved with music, and am looking forward to having more time to practice and perform!

Mary King Sunnyside principal Retirement plans include spending time with my family, including my husband who also recently retired, my four children and their families. I want to visit my seven grandchildren, and occasionally sub as a teacher or principal for local school districts. Barbara Kleczka Pulaski Community Middle School My plans for retirement are to spend more time with my two granddaughters, Kali and Eva. Also I would like to go back to school to learn to work with English language learners.

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Event showcases kids’ gift of art

Lauren Legros is all smiles as she shows off her paintings.

Danny and Audrey Gagan stand proudly in front of their artwork.

By Race Noeldner and Reanne Castner Walking into the Sixth Annual Art Show at the Artworks for Kids Studio was like walking into an art gallery in Metropolitan New York. It is undoubtedly one of the area’s classiest events and the fact that it revolves around kids is awesome. Masterpieces of art in all forms grace the walls, ceilings, and floors. The proud artists float around as if on cloud nine as their families, friends, and community members admire their art. The event took place on May 5. Drawing the community in with invitations that note, “There is a piece of extraordinary in everyone,” the show was launched into a journey of the unique world of entertainment. The master-ofceremonies behind this fabulous yearly event was Donna Kreuter. Creative art goes beyond the visual on this evening, including relaxing sounds of guitar and vocals performed live by John

Kollman. There were works of art created with food, and they were woven throughout the studio as an incredible treat to see and eat! One also cannot help but appreciate the imaginative use of recycled materials turned to art. Maya Fillon had this to say of her adored teacher, “Miss Donna gives you the basics and then lets you do what you want.” She tells you to “just have fun with it” and encourages you to give everything you have by saying things like, “Oh, no…you’re not quite finished, you have much more to do!” Students and parents raved about their love for the program as well as Miss Donna whom they described as warm and caring with exceptional artistic qualities that she loves to share with kids of all ages. Stop in and check out this very original studio filled with lively art, located in Suamico’s Urban Edge at 2300 Lineville Road. Summer sessions for Artwork for

Kids Studio begin in June and are also available in July and August. One or two day classes are designed to target your child’s interests, such as Things with Wheels, Rockin’ Robots, Collage, Don’t Bug Me, Watercolor Explosion, Peace Out, Wild Things, Gone Fishin’, Art Danger Zone, and Goodbye to Summer! A smorgasbord of fun is packed into every two hour class offered in either the morning, running from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or the afternoon session from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There are also three day classes to choose from, such as The Sky’s the Limit, Touch of Whimsy, Castle Art, Brush…Ready Set Go, and Heart and Flower Power. Dates and descriptions of each class can be found at or call Miss Donna at (920) 639-0751.

Maya Fillon stands in front of a wall of art.

Sidney Legros displays her artwork at the studio.

Sippl finds happiness in Haiti

Tracy and Kayla Sippl will never forget the Haitian people or the memories they shared together.

Tracy Sippl proudly displays the photo book of her recent trip to Haiti with Friends of Haiti.

Special recognition must be given to those whose happiness blossoms through the happiness of others. Tracy Sippl, a speech and language pathologist at Hillcrest Elementary School, fits this category. In February, Sippl found out through a friend at church, Dr. Peri Aldrich, that there were opportunities to travel to Haiti on a medical mission through an organization called Friends of Haiti. Friends of Haiti has fulltime and temporary volunteers reside in Haiti to provide Haitians with health care, education, clean water, and agricultural and economic development. The volunteers are also extensively involved in teaching the Haitians skills and trades so the peoples

Kayla Sippl, a senior at Seymour High School, smiles with new friends that she made in Haiti.

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prescribed. Their attitudes were friendly, and Sippl and her daughter learned much while giving much. “Now, even just turning on the faucet and having water come out is a ‘wow’ moment,” said Sippl. She also says that she doesn’t waste anything anymore after seeing the resourceful tactics of the Haitians who use absolutely everything. “I look at my pictures from Haiti,” said Sippl, “and they are a good reminder to be humble. My bad day is nothing compared to what they deal with everyday.” Also, Sippl says that she is more appreciative of differences, and she has learned to take pleasure in the simple things of life.

In the end, Sippl admitted that it was hard leaving Haiti. “My daughter Kayla and I wanted to take everyone with us,” she said. “It went by so fast.” Though it was difficult leaving, Sippl would like to thank those who brought her to Haiti. “Thank you to St. Joseph’s in Oneida, who had a bake sale to raise money for us. Also thank you to family and friends, the Oneida Knights of Columbus, JJ’s Auto, Triple C’s in Bay Park Square, and all others that contributed,” said Sippl. “Because of my trip to Haiti, I will try not to take anything for granted—not health, food, family, or anything else.”

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Haitian patients wait to be treated by Friends of Haiti volunteers.

need not depend on outside help for sustenance. “After Katrina and all the other disasters I felt helpless,” said Sippl. “Friends of Haiti was my way to help.” Just two months later on April 2, Sippl and daughter Kayla, a Seymour High School senior, were en route to Haiti. Sippl and her companions were warned that the trip would be dangerous, and they were given many guidelines to follow during their stay. They arrived in Port au Prince on a Saturday, but they were rushed to their main site on Sunday because the leaders worried that an uprising would occur in the city due to a controversial election. Although no uprisings were

apparent, the volunteers were glad to be away from the city and on toward the country village of Noyau. While traveling on a bus through the mountains, Sippl experienced driving in a different way: Haitian style. There were no traffic laws, medians, or a “right side of the road.” A high point of terror for Sippl was when a bus rounded a corner and nearly slammed into an oncoming car that was in the wrong lane. Almost as exciting was when the bus got stuck in the mud. It was then that Sippl first experienced Haitian hospitality and kindness. According to Sippl, “It floored me when twenty people came out to help us. Even an elderly lady gave us a hand.” During their one-week stay, the number of phenomenal acts of courtesy from the Haitians piled high. The Friends of Haiti volunteers worked and slept in a chapel. Included among the group were doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, a dentist, nursing and medical students, as well as several without medical background. They served 1,000 Haitians during four days. Sippl said of the Haitians, “No matter how old, young, sick, there was never a complaint.” The Haitians would come in their Sunday clothes: white dresses, pressed, and sparkling clean. “I have no idea how their clothes were so clean since they bathed, cooked, drank, and cleaned with the same water,” said Sippl. Sippl did not witness affects of the earthquake that rocked Haiti one year earlier, but she attested this to the fact that there wasn’t much in the area to be ruined anyway. Fortunately, the resulting cholera had not reached the area either. The citizens there, however, had more than their fair share of difficulties. Besides extremely poor water resources, food was scarce because the soil has seen too many crops without proper fertilization processes. Paper products do not exist; everything is handmade, from clothes to homes. Despite all of their misfortunes, they gave the Friends of Haiti staff a great big smile as they were examined and

robust recitation of one of her legendary sayings or get the whole class laughing at her own rendition of a popular song. She tells the greatest stories, in which students can relate to Gerds’s crazy tales. She tells of her poodle Sweetness, of her husband Warren, and of the many countries and places she has been. Inspiring all of her students, Gerds’s passion for life is evident to all that cross her path. Outside of the classroom, Gerds has also impacted the whole school and community. As the advisor of the community paper, it is mandated that she becomes familiar with the members of the community, yet she has not only known these people, but she has also befriended them. Teachers of all grade levels, volunteers, business owners, and all kinds of Pulaski citizens have been

touched by her interest in their passions and her ability to brighten every room. There will not be another person so dearly missed in this town than Gerds. One past student, Kaitlyn Hilliard, said, “I pity the students who will never get the opportunity to have Mrs. Gerds as a teacher, as a mentor, and as a friend. Pulaski News will never be the same without her.” Indeed, Pulaski News will be very different without Gerds, but every student and friend of hers knows that her legacy will remain as the newspaper’s foundation. Her kindness will never be forgotten; her friendships will always be cherished. Yes, Pulaski News will be different, but Pulaski’s regard for her will never change.

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PHS honors reception recognizes students

Junior National Honor Society members are recognized on stage as they congratulate Senior National Honor Society members on receiving their gold cords.

By Brett Janssen Hundreds gathered at Pulaski High School on May 17 to honor students for their academic achievements. The social gathering held before the ceremony in the commons was decorated and coordinated by the Junior National Honors Society members. There were also refreshments available for guests during this time. Following the social, the honors reception began in the Ripley Performing Arts Center. Pulaski High School Co-Principal, John Matczak, gave a warm welcome to the honors recipients, as well as their guests and congratulated the students for their academic achievements. Matczak then thanked those who were involved in planning the special event. He especially thanked Joan Brylski and the members of the Junior National Honor Society. Matczak then announced the Students of the Month from the 2010-2011 school year for Academic Achievement. The students are Kevin Simoens, Laura Dahms, Jordan Anklam, Jena Stewart, Melanie Aldrich, Alex Rentmeester, Derek Anderson, Shelby Ridderbush, and Shannon Schwenke. Then students of the Month for Attitude were also announced. The students are Jena Stewart, Bryan Sundstrom, Luca Brilli, Laura Szela, Marley Worm, Jacob Martin, Kayla Peterson, Rebecca Tauscher, and Leigha Flagstad. Michelle Powers presented the awards for Culinary Arts Prostart Management Team and FCCLA. Zach Beaver, Tiana Egnarski and Heather Pautz won the Prostart Competition, and Zach Beaver won the Family Consumer Science Award of Excellence. Zach Beaver also won an award for being a dedicated FCCLA member. English and Drama awards were presented by Martin Krause. Laura Dahms and Jordan Anklam both won awards for their devotion and success in the English department throughout their four years at PHS. Callie Kafura won the Drama award. Next Weston Banker took the stage to announce the Junior National Honor Society Officers and members; Vice President Haley Miller, Secretary Laura Jusczyck, Treasurer Hannah Kestly, Reporter Joe L’Huiller, and himself Weston Banker the President. The members are Kimberly Adams, Weston Banker, Luke Barancyk, Erik Beckman, Emme Bertler, Alison Blackford, Clarissa Blodgett, Emma Brudnicki, Ashley Burkel, Mariel Carlson, Ali Carmichael, Reanne Castner, Megan Coenen, Theresa Cooley, Kendall Doersch, Megan Dooley, Savanha Drew, Kevin Dunford, Alecia Erdmann, Michael Fleming, Brennan Gille, Sadi Gracyalny, Logan Hansen, Elissa Harter, Brandon Hendzel, Jenna Herkert, Rachel Hickson, Kaci Hoverson, Rachel Huben, Alyssa Huxford, Brett Janssen, McKenna Jensen, Laura Juszcyzyk, Grace Kaiser, Natalie Kaiser, Kaira Kamke, Amy Kawleski, Michael Kennedy, Hannah Kestly, Trevor Lardinois, Joe L’Huiller, Paige

Lightner, Brock Manning, Daniel Mellinthin, Haley Miller, Erika Monette, Mackenzie Nickerson, Raegan Niemela, Briane Prentice, Alli Reed, Nick Reed, Alyssa Rentmeester, Kristin Richards, Michael Richter, Rachel Roth, Anthony Sarvello, Michael Schreder, Nicholas Schumacher, Samuel Schwartz, Amanda Simmons, Erin Skalitzky, Megan Stephanie, Jacob Syndergaard, Adam Tisch, Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, Zach Wech, and Mackenzie Wozniak. The World Languages Awards were then given out by Jodi Nickels and Tracie Van GheemRottier. Nicholas Smith was awarded with Excellence in French I, Zachary Mertens and Molly Schumacher won awards for Excellence in French II, Andrea Quade and Teagan Wernicke for Excellence in French III, Excellence in French IV was awarded to Elissa Harter and Erin Skalitzky, and Kaitlyn Hilliard won the award for Excellence in French V. Spanish Awards for Excellence in Spanish I went to Josh Heimerl and Brittany Jourdan, Excellence for Spanish II went to Cory Cotter, Reilly Peterman, and Alyssa Splan. Jordan Steide and Liana Streckenbach were awarded for Excellence in Spanish III. Excellence in Spanish IV went to Luke Baranczyk and Haley Miller, and the award for Excellence in Spanish V went to Leigha Flagstad and Shelby Ridderbush. The World Languages Department also handed out an award for Dual Languages which went to Nicholas Smith. Dan Jung presented the Student Council Awards. The Student Council Board was announced: President Kayla LaPlante, Vice President Annie Gjerde, Secretary Michael Richter, Treasurer Ellie Whalen, and Historian Rachel Gullickson. The prestigious award for Member of the Year was presented to Megan Stephanie. Next John Krause took the stage to announce the Social Studies awards. This year’s Senior Scholar Award went to Brianna Bliese for her dedication and hard work in the Social Studies Department throughout her four years at PHS. Science Awards were then presented by Jim Lenz. Shannon Schwenke won the Senior Science Award. The Physics award was given to Derek Anderson. The Anatomy and Physiology Award was awarded to Shannon Schwenke. The recipient of the AP Chemistry Award was Trevor Lardinois. Both Paige Lightner and Alex Schuld shared the honor of receiving AP Biology Awards. Luke Martinson followed with the Math Awards. There were six senior students who earned the Blue Cord for graduation by keeping their GPA’s up in the Math Department and attending Math competitions at PHS and other area high schools. Annie Gjerde, Krista Neerdaels, Stephanie Paape, Morgan Prentice, Kevin Simoens, and Cassie Zahn all achieved this award. Cassie Zahn and Brian Ferrer were also recognized for winning the MAA award. The Forensics awards were

given out by Tricia Yarbro and Corey Livieri. The recipients of the award were Paige Lightner, Second Place Kaukauna Tournament, Second Place Conference Tournament at Seymour, and a gold medal at State; Hannah Kestly, Second Place Kaukauna Tournament, Second Place Conference at Seymour, and a gold medal at State; Kim Adams won First Place at Seymour and won a gold medal at State; Ali Carmichael won Third Place at the Waupaca Tournament and First Place at Conference in Seymour; Robyn Gehri won Second Place at Conference in Seymour and a gold medal at State. Sharon Wei won First Place at Conference in Seymour; and Cari Hansen won a gold medal at State. Terry Erdmann and Joshua Rusk presented the Agriscience Awards. The Agriscience Student of the Year Wildlife and Natural Resources Award was given to Beau Court. Student of the Year in Agriscience in Horticulture was awarded to Heather Tossava. Alyssa Schuld received the Agriscience Student of the Year in Veterinary Science. Agriscience Students of the Year in Agriculture Engineering/Mechanics went to Tyler Rusch, Andrew Ambrosious, and Mitch Wasielewski. The Agriscience Student of the Year in Agribusiness management was awarded to Kayla Nischke. Kathleen Bader announced the Choir Awards. The Fred Waring Award went to Jordyn Anklam. Alex Hu was presented with the National Choir Award. The receipient of the Outstanding Chorus Member went to Ryan Dummer. Band Awards were presented by Tom Busch. The John Philip Sousa Award went to Jamie Rodgers. Kayla LaPlante was awarded the Patrick T. Gilmore Award. Kaci Haverson was honored by receiving the Arion Award. The U.S. Marine Corps Sempre Fidelis Award went to Leigha Flagstad. Badger Boy and Badger Girl Awards along with the DAR Award were announced by Dexter McNabb. Tanner Vannieuwenhoven and Micheal Richter were given there plaques for receiving the Badger Boy Award. Victoria Busch and Paige Lightner were presented with their plaques for being nominated the Badger Girl. The DAR Award was presented to Laura Dahms. High School Achievements were then awarded to those students in each grade who have maintained at least a 3.9 GPA throughout high school. Pulaski High School Co-Principals John Matczak and Dan Slowey presented this honor. Freshman who received this award were Caleb Abegglan, Kyle Baranczyk, Macallum Brabender, Cory Cotter, Marissa Ellner, Kendra Ford, Cari Hansen, Steven Holewinski, Aaron Huxford, Kathryn Kaseno, Amanda Laird, Alexander Mertens, Zachary Mertens, Alyssa Splan, Hannah Stephanie, Kelly Szczepanski, Claire Tomashek, Melissa Wood, Tucker Worm, Jonathan Szcepanski, Kylee Traub, Caroline Dahms, Reilly Peterman, Morgan Denzer,

Daniel Jourdan, Chaz Kestly, Anthony Rottier, Shaniya Stengl, Brett Zahn, and Benjamin Roth. Sophomores who received this award are Laura Aprill, Ian Duke, Nathaniel Hilliard, Liana Steckenbach, Teagan Wernicke, Breanna Adamski, Jordan Steide, Xiao Wei, Peter Lundberg, Brian Ferrer, Daniel LaCount, Laura Cortright, Elizabeth Lemirande, Rebecca Devalk, Samantha May, Laura Schott, Sarah Hoffman, Zachary Klein, Katie Kosmal, Jennifer Maronek, Shelby Cornell, Megan Archambault, Andrea Quade, Timothy Smoot, Alyssa Schuld, Carly Borreamans, Thomas Drake, and Christa Charnon. Juniors who received this award are Joseph L’Huillier, Megan Dooley, Paige Lightner, Kendall Doersch, Alexander Schuld, Rachel Hickson, Cassandra Toellner, Brandon Hendzel, Erik Beckman, Haley Miller, Mariel Carleson, Kaira Kamke, Luke Baranczyk, Alison Blackford, Elissa Harter, Michael Richter, Jacob Syndergaard, Laura Juszczyk, John Skalitzky, Rachel Huben, Rachel Roth, Hannah Kestly, Brianna Wichlacz, Amanda Simmons, Alyssa Rentmeester, Anna Loew, Clarissa Blodgett, Theresa Cooley, Nicholas Traub, Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, McKenna Jensen, Emme Bertler, Natalie Kaiser, Savanah Drew, Brennan Gille, and Brianna Lipp. Seniors who received this award are Derek Anderson, Jacob Pelegrin, Shannon Schwenke, Cassandra Zahn, Katelyn Gohr, Brianna Bliese, Kelsey Lang, Alex Rentmeester, Rebecca Tauscher, Tamara Deneys, Brian Boehmer, Luke Button, Shelby Ridderbush, Casey Stepien, Brooke Lauritzen, Leigha Flagstad, Kayla LePlant, Melaine Aldrich, and Luca Brilli. To conclude the reception, Senior National Honor Society President, Kevin Simoens presented the Senior National Honor Society members with their gold cords for graduation. Members of the Senior National Honor are: Jacob Abegglan, Derek Anderson, Jordyn Anklam, Eric Babiarz, Kelli Badtke, Laura Becker, Brianna Bliese, Brian Boehmer, Samantha Brabender, Lauran Brice, Luca Brilli, Rebecca Buckmaster, Luke Button, Maran Collett, Laura Dahms, Benjamen DeGrave, Tamara Deneys, Gavin Denzer, Courtney Dettman, Leigha Flagstad, Timothy Frisch, Katelynn Gohr, Kaitlyn Hilliard, Kaci Hoverson, Devin Hynes, Eman Jazayeri, Justanjot Kaur, Laura Kirby, Dustin Koepsell, Michael Kurowski, Kelsey Lang, Kayla LaPlante, Brooke Lauritzen, Lauren Lotter, Krista Neerdaels, Race Noeldner, Stephanie Paape, Morgan Prentice, Alex Rentmeester, Shelby Ridderbush, Ruthanna Ringel, Isaiah Robertson, Shannon Schwenke, Kevin Simoens, Meredith Simpkins, Charles Smoot, Casey Stepien, Jena Stewart, Melissa Steide, Bryan Sundstrom, Laura Szela, Rebecca Tauscher, Isabel Thyne, Emily Verhaagh, Marley Worm, and Cassandra Zahn. Kevin Simoens then closed the awards ceremony, congratulating all for their academic achievements.

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Alex Rentmeester

By Laura Szela enior Alex Rentmeester was S awarded by being student of the month for his outstanding academics for the month of February. The proud parents of Rentmeester are Thomas and Julie Rentmeester. Some major accomplishments of Rentmeester are being an AP scholar, part of the National Honor Society, an IEE team leader, and earning a 3.971 GPA. Rentmeester is very involved in extracurriculars. He has been involved in baseball, football, and musical for all four years of high school. He was also involved in the International Educational Experience for three years, where he was named team leader his senior year. Rentmeester was also extensively involved in community service. Some hobbies of Rentmeester are hunting, fishing, sports, reading, and being with his friends. In the future, Rentmeester plans to attend the University of Wisconsin- Madison to study Biochemistry. Reflecting on his high school career, Rentmeester said, “If I could change one aspect of my high school career, I think I would have taken more time to slow down and appreciate my teachers and those who have made me who I am today.” With receiving this honor, Rentmeester said, “I am extremely grateful for being recognized for this honor. It brings me a great sense of pride to be recognized for such an honor. I would also like to say thank you to Mr. Berken for nominating me for this award.”

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Lannoye holds a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

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NWTF Learn to Hunt Program hosts a



Volunteers at Lannoye Elementary School enjoy breakfast.

By Brett Janssen Lannoye volunteers enjoyed breakfast in their honor at the Lannoye Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, May 12. The theme for the breakfast was “Put a feather in your hat because the sun is shining at Lannoye Elementary. Thank you volunteers.” Lannoye professional and support

staff hosted and provided breakfast to share. Sharon Ellner coordinated the event with the help of decorations leader Holly Smith and gift leader Susan McMahon. A bright welcoming sign was created by Christy Lepinski. Lannoye greatly appreciates parents and volunteers.

Many of the students and mentors stand together during the second week of their hunt with the Learn to Hunt program.

School Board Minutes Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 p.m. Official Minutes Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education CALL TO ORDER Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in LGI 1 at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. BOARD OF EDUCATION AWARDS AND RECEPTION The Board honored people that have volunteered in the community and school district ROLL CALL Board members present: P a m Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Mark Wernicke, Chris Vandenhouten and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent: Administrators present: P a m Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Lisa Misco, Amy Uelmen, Dan Slowey, Dexter McNabb, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Erik Olson, Mary Connolly, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Pam Engel, and Mary King Guests attending: Tom & Tracy Sundstrom, Pete Liss, Sarah Kohls, Amy Wright, Beth Babik, Marcee Gohr, Paul Petroll, Donna Severson, Teresa Wargo, Deb Schneider, and Joe Diefenthaler CITIZENS’ FORUM Teresa Wargo thanked Beth Babik for all her work filling in for the Facilities Director until one could be hired. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry and Trina Townsend will be attending the WASB conference on May 7th. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT - None 3. PAY BILLS McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented.

7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on April 27, 2011. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – CONTRACTS Name Reason Position Location Salary Jeff Waggoner Replacement School Counselor PHS $69,109 McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to accept the Contracts as presented. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried WASB CORRESPONDENT AND DELEGATE McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to designate Bob Skalitzky as the WASB Correspondent and Delegate for the 2011-12 school year (Alternate Barb McKeefry). 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PLAN – Pam Kercheval presented the preliminary capital maintenance budget. 2011-2012 PROPOSED FEES – Pam Kercheval presented the proposed fees for the 2011-2012 school year. They will be discussed again at the next meeting. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (f) to discuss an early graduation. OPEN SESSION Wernicke moved, Rasmussen seconded, to reconvene into open session. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried ADJOURNMENT Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 P.M. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried

Kayla Gracyalny smiles proudly with her turkey that she shot during the Learn to Hunt program.

Floater Mentors: Kurt Vandenbloemen Aaron J Triphan Mike Schoen Micheal Christenson Tom Plasky Kenny Jaworski Brian Gronski Students: Aaron Karcz Dominick Hendricks Alona Brunette Jacob Dugre Carli Verhaagh Jackson Verhaagh Joshua Chase Harrison Grunert Gabby Hendricks Dalton Ruechel Lucas Dugre Cole Botzet Bailey Pichette Katie Moran Jennifer Moran Levi LaVine Takoda Antoine-John Baily Kolaske Kayla Gracyalny Lucas Gracyalny Brock Gracyalny Jake Balstad Brady Murray Spencer Scray Jacob Beauchaine Brandon Shipley Broede Sommers Haley Holewinski Jonah Wesoloski Matthew Kaczmarek Alex Storduer Evan Olson Michael Kane Victoria Mendoza Mitch Gwidt Griffin Robaidek Olivia Maroszek Angel Williams Seth Croxford Colby Kimps Will Brunner Taylor Thompson John Green Kaela Jones Mentors: Evie Dumas/Larry Karcz Jay Teschke Mary Cady Steve Vincent Ted Verhaagh Jim Jaworski Ryan Kryzanek

Forty-two local kids participated in this year’s program coordinated by PCMS FFA Advisor Terry Erdmann, Chad Matuczak, Mary Cady, John Lange, and Greg Cady.   The Learn to Hunt (LTH) participants first had to endure the big April, 17-inch snowstorm a few days before the mandatory gun safety and Turkey hunting techniques class, plus brave the elements of some very poor weather. Through it all, however, all of the kids had a very successful season with 62 percent of the LTH kids harvesting a turkey!  The LTH Program also sponsored a special Landowner, Parent, and Mentor Appreciation Luncheon this year at the American Legion Hall in Pulaski with over 135 local community members attending!   Our local Pulaski NWTF Chapter provided turkey calls, instructional DVD’s, a camouflage face mask, and the food and soda for the Appreciation Luncheon and a special end of the season

Gary Drezewiecki Scott & Dan Hendricks Leon Ruechel Steve Vincent Greg Cady Scott Pichette Gary Drezewiecki John Lange Jason Holewinski Steve Denzer Rick Demeuse Rusty Borzych Bob VandenBloemen Dale Kropp Wylie Dantoin Keith Scray /Dan Scray Steven Wright Scott Cheslock Dave Szymanski Paul Holewinski Joe Devalk Joe Henn Joel Wondra Bill Gasser Jim Kane

cookout at Terry Erdmann’s house to round out the season! Special thanks go out to all of the local landowners that helped provide the kids with lands to hunt, as well as the 56 mentors that stepped forward to give the LTH kids the best experience possible. Also thank you to the Pittsfield trap club who came to the rescue after the snowstorm by allowing us to use their facilities for the classroom and shooting practice portion of the program! The LTH kids will also be learning how to accomplish a taxidermy procedure to preserve their spurs, fan, and beards from the turkey at PCMS June 9. “This year’s kids were all smiles whenever we all got together—and you could see from the Facebook postings how appreciative the parents and children are,” said Mary Cady, local Hunter’s Education instructor and Coordinator of our own Learn to Hunt Facebook Page.

Pat Kryzanek Eric Johnson Roger Redlin Ray Gronski Jeff Uellman Josh Pratt Chad Matuszak Terry Erdmann Kare Goodness Todd Wilcox David Prestpy

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School Board Minutes Wednesday, May 11, 2011 PHS LGI 1 6 P.M. Minutes Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education CALL TO ORDER Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:11 p.m. in the LGI 1 at the Pulaski High School. ROLL CALL Board members present: B a r b McKeefry (Left at 8:40 pm), Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Mark Wernicke (Came at 8:25 pm), Chris Vandenhouten and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent: Pam Denzer DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS The Pulaski Community School District met with the Excellence Task Force to review and discuss data on the district facilities. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss staff assignments. OPEN SESSION Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to reconvene into open session. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

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TRIBES Day held at Lannoye

Lannoye students participate in TRIBES day in honor of Earth Day

By Jack FitzGerald Lannoye had one of their final TRIBES days of this year on April 29 in honor of Earth day and Wisconsin Arbor Day. It was a service activity day. TRIBES at Lannoye are multi-age/ grade groups that work on community and community inclusion. Students focus on mutual respect, attentive listening, appreciation, no put downs and other positive attributes that build community

within a classroom and in the school. Tribes meet for 30 to 35 minutes one to two times a month through out the school year. The various groups focused on service related to Earth Day and Wisconsin Arbor Day. Group activities included picking up trash around the Lannoye building, learning more about the environment by hearing stories, making bookmarks out of cereal and other boxes, planting seeds, working in

the Lannoye nature trail area, etc. One TRIBE split up and analyzed the garbage and recycling in all the classrooms and some of the common areas at Lannoye Schcool. They then graded each of these areas on how well they were separating their garbage and recycling into the correct containers. On the following day one of that TRIBE’S students let the school know through the morning PA announcements which classrooms or areas received an A+ rating. They were Stephanie Heezen’s 2nd graders, Jackie Coenen’s 5th graders, the teacher’s Literacy Room and our School Library Media Center. All classrooms received a rating that was given to their classroom teacher. All TRIBES also decorated grocery bags for Super Ron’s in Pulaski related to Earth Day and/ or recycling. These bags were decorated at a TRIBES day prior to Earth Day. Thank you to our TRIBES lesson creators for all the work they did this year to make TRIBES work at our school. They were Paula Johnson, Lori Duval, Linda Gantz, and Trisha Nguyen.

A student at Fairview sits on a couch while using the new voice recorder technology.

Fairview puts grant

money to work

Students at Fairview Elementary School enjoy using the digital voice recorders that Sarah Casper and Rebecca Stapel purchased with grant money. The grant money was received through the Pulaski Education Foundation.

Leos recognize volunteers

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Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. Lion Francis Ullmer, Lion Kathleen Gerds, and Lion Lyle Bob Buckman are recipients of the Melvin Jones Award. Leo Club officers for 2011-2012 surround President Luca Brilli as he passes the gavel to the 2011-12 President Jack FitzGerald.

Current Leo Club advisor Lion Kathleen Gerds, along with next year’s advisor Lion Brett Zavernik, congratulate sophomore Emily Smithback on her outstanding achievement as this year’s Leo of the Year.

Leo Club members proudly display their letters and bars which they earned during the 2010-11 school year.

By Jack FitzGerald The Pulaski High School Leo Club of District 27B2 held the last meeting of the 2010 to 2011 school year. At the meeting, Emily Smithback was named Leo of the Year. She has a fantastic service record and accumulated almost 300 service points this year alone. Scholarships were distributed to the 10 most active Leo Club members. The students were extremely glad for the scholarship money because it will help pay for college expenses. Throughout the 2010-2011 class year the Leo Club has presented their members with opportunities to volunteer for the Jerabek Run, Knights of Columbus punt, pass, and kick, Knights of Columbus pass, dribble, and shoot, ABVM booyah sale, tutoring at Hillcrest, Hillcrest, Lannoye, Glenbrook, Sunnyside, and Fairview babysitting for PTO meeting, Hill-

crest Native American Dinner, Boo Bash, Pulaski Invite soccer tournament, leaf raking-lawns of elderly Pulaski residents, Shop with a Cop gift wrapping, holiday card making for the elderly, Salvation Army bell ringing, Super Bowl for Safety event, Arti Gras- face painting/kid craft area, rose delivery, quilt show-set up and clean up, gift wrapping for Pulaski Literacy Fair, Cellcom Marathon- set up for the race, breakfast on the farm-parking cars/cleaning, bike rodeo, Lions golf outing, Art Street, pumpkin carving, Zoo Boo, Relay for Life, Glenbrook back to school event, and more. Leo Club officers were elected. The new officers are Jack FitzGerald, President; Kalli Seglund and Jordan Stiede, Co-Vice Presidents; Rachel Hickson, Secretary; Brett Janssen, Treasurer; Emily Smithback, Publicist; Kayla Verkuilen, Historian; Navjot Kaur, Chairman of Board.

Letters and Bars were then distributed to Leo Club members who had earned over 60 points this year. Luca Brilli, 2010-11 president of the Leo Club was recognized with a 100 percent President Award. Sheets for summer community service opportunities were distributed throughout the club meeting. Some of the events include Lions Golf outing at Crystal Springs on June 12, MCL/Bay Tech family outing on August 7, The Jerabek Run on August 13, and the Back to School Event at Glenbrook on August 16. Melvin Jones Recipients Lion Francis Ullmer, Lion Kathleen Gerds, and Lion Lyle “Bob” Buckman were recognized for receiving the Melvin Jones Award. “I would like to thank all of the wonderful students for all of these years at Pulaski High School who volunteered thousands of hours to our community,” said Lion Kathleen Gerds, retiring Leo Club advisor.

The ten most active members of the Leo Club stand with next year’s advisor Lion Brett Zavernik. For their efforts, they were each awarded a scholarship. Scholarship recipients are Brett Janssen, Shannon Schwenke, Jack FitzGerald, Luke Baranczyk, Sam Schwartz, advisor Brett Zavernik, Brandon Hendzel, Cassie Zahn, Kayla Verkuilen, Rachel Hickson, Justan Kaur.

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• Jerabek Run • Knights of Columbus Punt, Pass, and Kick • Tutoring at Hillcrest • Hillcrest Babysitting • Leaf Raking-lawns of elderly Pulaski residents • Shop with a Cop Gift Wrapping • Holiday card making for the elderly • Salvation Army bell ringing • Super bowl for Safety event • Arti Gras- face painting/kid craft area • Rose Delivery • Quilt Show-set up and clean up • Gift Wrapping for Pulaski Literacy Fair • Cellcom Marathon- set up for the race • Breakfast on the Farm-parking cars/cleaning • Bike Rodeo • Lions Golf Outing • Artstreet

Advisors Lion Brett Zavernik and Lion Kathleen Gerds present 2010-11 Leo Club President Luca Brilli with a 100 percent President award.

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Pulaski News

-Thursday, June 2, 2011

What a beautiful baby!

Martin, Jacob

Ovalle, Jeanette

The Hillcrest Running club has worked very hard to train for the Cellcom 5k and the Bellin 10k. Their determination and commitment will certainly pay off. Pictured are parent volunteers and runners, grades kindergarten to fifth (Not Pictured: Simon and Joel Dahms).

Hilliard, Kaitlyn

Terrell, Bridgette

World Language classes expand

Pulaski Community School District Board of Education approved world language instruction for elementary school students in grades kindergarten, first, and second for the 2011-2012 school year. Their action was a result of the Early World Language Learning Task Force recommendations. The task force was formed last fall to investigate and study world language instruction for elementary school students. The task force consisting of elementary teachers, middle/high school world language teachers, parents, community members and high school students studied the benefits of early world languages, quality instructional programs and visited many schools in Wisconsin to develop a top-notch Early World Language program. “We will be providing a wonderful opportunity to our students as we open up the global world to them, expand their brains, expose them to other cultures and provide them with a competitive edge,” said Jenny Gracyalny, Hillcrest Elementary School principal. K-2 students will receive 90 minutes of classroom instruction in Spanish next year. Approximately 3 1/2 teachers certified

in Spanish will be hired and the Spanish instruction will occur during social studies instructional time. In essence, students will receive social studies based content in English and Spanish. “This is an exciting addition to elementary education in Pulaski. Through our new early world language instruction, our students will develop global competency while acquiring a second language taught in conjunction with our elementary social studies curriculum,” said Darlene Godfrey, Learning Services Director. Plans call for the extension of world language instruction in grades 3, 4, and 5 beginning 2012-13 school year. The parents, teachers and students on this task force did an exemplary job in investigating and studying world language instruction for elementary students. “Even in these tough budget times we need to prioritize, innovate and continue to advance the cause of education for students. I am extremely pleased that the Board of Education saw this program as needed for our students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mel Lightner.


The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it’s the opposition. ~Nick Seitz

Pulaski Roos roll to State By Devin Hynes The Pulaski Roos rugby team has earned a state berth for the fifth straight year. After knocking off Fond du Lac in a convincing 48-0 playoff win, the Roos solidified themselves as one of the top four teams in the state. They’ll play in Madison this weekend in the Wisconsin Rugby State Championship. This state berth came after a remarkable regular season in which the Roos went 6-0 in the Bay Conference and took third place at the Midwest Rugby Championships in Indiana. While in Indiana, the Roos posted wins against the returning three-time Michigan state champions, the West Ottowa Panthers, as well

as the LaSallete, the 20th ranked high school team in the nation (RugbyMag). The Roos lost to Brownsburg, the 12th ranked high school team in the nation, by an overtime score of 8-5. Griffin Cleereman, a hooker on the Roos said, “You know, playing so well against some of the top teams in the nation really gave us the confidence that we needed going into the state championship. I feel like we have a very brutish squad that can get the job done. Again.” The Roos won the state championships the last two years and many of the returning players are hoping for a 3-peat. Pulaski center Matt Vesco said, “Come on, how many

people can say they won three state championships? I think our whole team is extremely anxious to get to Madison this weekend.” Although the Roos remain a confident bunch, they know that they’ll be playing some extremely tough competition this weekend. Ben Oliver said, “Some of the teams we played last year put up great fights. I know they’ll be hungry for more, but I think we might still be the hungriest team.” The Roos are returning nine players from last year’s championship team and five starters from their 2009 championship team. Pulaski head coach Fran Brunette said, “We have the experience to win it again. Some of these boys have been playing forever, and they know what I takes.” The Roos will play Nicolet in the semifinal and Muskego/Little Chute in the final/third place game.

Nevada Skenandore and the Pulakis Roos get ready for a scrum versus Oconto.

Josh Sendra and Ryan Laha lift Dalton Aderholt in a Pulaski line out.

A successful line out comes from Griffin Cleereman to Brett Smith.


start season even The Hofa Park Panthers dropped the opener of the the 2011 Dairyland League season to the Bonduel Broncos by a score of 4-1 May 15 at Krumrai Memorial Field in Hofa Park. Dave Landers was the starting pitcher for Hofa Park and allowed a run in the 3rd inning and 4th innings and two more in the 5th. Landers allowed 10 hits and walked one while striking out 9 in the game. Jeff Luedke finished the final 4 innings not allowing a run on 3 hits while striking out 5. The Panthers scored one run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Matt Zittlow walked with one out and Jon Rupno singled, Tyler Jacobson followed with an RBI ground ball to score Zittlow. The Panthers could only muster 4 hits in the game with Rupno having two, Jacobson had one as well as Ryan Rozmiarek having the other hit. The Panthers travel to Cecil to take on the Mudhens and came home with a 5-1 victory May 22. Jeff Luedke pitched the Panthers to victory throwing 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and two walks while striking our 7. Dave Landers threw the last 3 innings, striking out 6, walking 2 on 2 hits

Thursday, June 2, 2011 and allowing the only run for the Mudhens. Hofa Park started the scoring in the first inning, Jeff Lajeunesse singled in two runs with one out and Jake Pamperin grounded out for the second out of the inning but scoring the 3rd run. Hofa Park added another run in the 3rd on a Lajeunesse double and a Pamperin sacrifice fly ball. The Panthers ended the scoring with consecutive doubles by Jeff Thomas and Cody Haase in the 8th. Lajeunesse led the Panthers at the plate going 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and two RBI. Matt Zittlow was 2 for 5.

McDermid shuts out the Pirates By Skyler Adamski and Laci Kropp Pulaski Boys Varsity Baseball had a great game on May 16 at Doug McDermid Field with a 4-0 victory over the Bay Port Pirates. The Red Raiders shut down the Pirates with a big defense and strong batting. Dylan Bersch went 2 for 3 and Cody Guevera added 2 more hits for Pulaski. From the start of the game, there was no looking back for Brock McDermid. McDermid threw a complete game, striking out 10 of the Pirates. McDermid also had a single that ended up securing the game for the Red Raiders!

Raiders go one for one with the Red Birds

By Dillon Hartstern ulaski Boys Varsity BaseP ball team completed their regular season with a double header against the DePere Redbirds, May 25. The Raiders won the first game 3-1, and, with an upset, they lost the second 5-3 during extra innings. Brock McDermid was the winning pitcher in the first game, and Andrew Thompson had two hits for Pulaski.

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Soccer scores

By Laci Kropp Pulaski Girls Varsity Soccer team competed against Bay Port on May 17. Sam Brabender made five saves for Pulaski. The Pirates came in the second half and got a goal off a penalty kick. Pulaski had a sad loss, 1-0.

Raiders fall short this time

By Laci Kropp Pulaski Boys Varsity Baseball team had a victorious game against Bay Port on May 16, and they returned to battle the Pirates on May 17. Cody Guevara went 2 for 2 with a RBI. That just wasn’t enough for the Raiders to defeat the Pirates this time, however. Pulaski lost 12-1.

Lady Raiders shut down the Pirates

By Laci Kropp Lady Raider Fast Pitch Softball team competed against Bay Port on May 17. Brooke Lauritzen threw a two hitter and had two big hits for the Raiders, driving in Laci Kropp to start the Raiders. The undefeated Pirates thought they could blow right past the Raiders but fell far short from that. Alyssa Huxford added two hits for the Raiders. Bethany Bikman had a great assist to Laci Kropp and picked off a girl at second, finishing a great double play. Pulaski won 2-0.

Raiders win again

By Laci Kropp The Pulaski Varsity Softball team traveled to Notre Dame to play a regular season game May 24. Brooke Lauritzen threw a no hitter and got her 100th career hit. The Lady Raiders won by a score of 8-0.

Lady Raiders sweep two games from Southwest Raiders Win By Laci Kropp The Lady Raiders Varsity It Again Softball Team traveled to Southwest for a double header match up. There was no looking back for the Raiders, who won the first game 6-2 and the second 10-1. Brooke Lauritzen had a phenomenal two games! She was the winning pitcher, starting both games. She pitched 13 innings. Lauritzen also had two home runs and had 7 RBI’s.

By Laci Kropp Lady Raiders traveled to Norte Dame to play a regular season game on May 24th. Brooke Lauritzen threw a no hitter. Also, Brooke Lauritzen hit her career 100th hit. Lady Raiders won 8 to 0.


To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas Watson, Sr.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Badger Bouncers

Dynamic Designs 7th Annual Design a Polka

add character

T-Shirt Contest Nicole Hoffman

ASPIRO welcomes


director of development Badger Bouncers provides a variety pack of fun for kids while Helmle Construction continues to serve the adult figures in the community.

By Ethan Helmle and Alescia Bowen Helmle Construction, owned by the Helmle brothers Lee, Keith, Scott, and Jack, purchased Badger Bouncers in the spring of 2007 to help diversify their business. They had been looking for different business options when this became available for purchase. They jumped at the opportunity for something new. “It’s a nice change of pace from the usual that consists of concrete and garage building,” said Scott Helmle. The indoor play land is a great place to hold birthday parties for children of all ages, also allowing walk-ins to join in on the fun and healthy activities. Badger Bounc-

ers also has a full line up of inflatables, starting with the basic bounce house all the way up to large obstacle courses. Customers also have an opportunity to rent interactive games. Badger Bouncers takes pride in providing for all types of events. Badger Bouncers and Helmle Construction are both located at 849 East Frontage Road, Little Suamico, Wisconsin, 54141. Badger Bouncers is open on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be contacted at any time for rentals at (920) 8197479. To look at packages and deals go to www.badgerbouncers. com.

Motorola Xoom available at Cellcom The first tablet with Android 3.0, Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi, has arrived at Cellcom. Tablets are the latest tech gadget to boom in popularity, providing a lightweight yet powerful way to stay connected. “Motorola hit the nail on the head with their development of the Xoom,” Dan Fabry, COO of Cellcom. “It brings the power of a laptop, the convenience of a tablet and the endless features of Android to one device.” The Motorola Xoom has a 10.1-inch, high-definition display and comes with 32 GB of internal memory. Cellcom will carry the Wi-Fi only version, which does not require a monthly data package. The Xoom can be paired with a mobile hotspot or Cellcom’s residential or mobile broadband services for those wanting 3G access where Wi-Fi is unavailable.

Android 3.0 is the platform made specifically for tablets and adds to the utility of the Motorola Xoom. The platform offers the ability to customize the layout, as well as a rich web experience with Flash support, and advanced Google Mobile™ Services like Gmail™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™ with video chat, Google eBooks™ and YouTube. “Adding tablets to the Cellcom line-up will fill another mobile need for our customers,” said Fabry. “The Motorola Xoom is a portable and fun way to experience the web, social media and entertainment, and a convenient way to stay productive when on the go.” The Motorola Xoom will be priced at $599.95 with discounts for current and new broadband subscribers.

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ASPIRO welcomes Nicole Hoffmann as Director of Development. Hoffmann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Processes with an emphasis in Organizational Communication from UW-Green Bay, and she has extensive experience in Fund Development. Since 1957, ASPIRO has provided preeminent services to people with disabilities and their families. Hoffmann will oversee all of the organization’s fund development activities in support of ASPIRO’s mission to assist people with disabilities in reaching their full potential.

Deadline nears for polka t-shirt contest (PULASKI, WISCONSIN)— Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC in Pulaski, Wisconsin has announced its 7th Annual Design A Polka Days T-shirt Contest. The winning t-shirt will be available to purchase in July. This contest is open to all ages. Simply submit a t-shirt design no larger than 8 ½ x 11. Any media will be accepted, for example, pencil, marker, crayon, color or black and white. Computer files (esp, tiff, jpeg, and pdf) may be e-mailed to dynamicdesigns@ For a complete copy of the rules, log on to the web at All entries must be received by June 3, 2011. Entries can be mailed to Dynamic Designs P.O. 470, Pulaski, WI 54162. Entries may also be dropped off at 220A S. St. Augustine Street in Pulaski. Entries must include name, age, address and phone number.

All entries will be on display at Dynamic Designs. The winner will be notified by July 1, 2011. The winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift basket including two weekend passes to Pulaski Polka Days and two Pulaski Polka Days T- Shirts. Last years winner was James Steeno of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pulaski Polka Days, one of Pulaski, Wisconsin’s main attractions, will be July 2124, 2011. The event is held rain or shine and features over 20 different polka bands. For more information, visit Dynamic Designs is a family owned business that began operation in 1995 specializing in embroidery, screen printing, promotional items, personalized gifts and souvenirs for new and small businesses and individuals. The showroom and retail store, located at 220A S. St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, WI 54162, is open Monday 9 am – 7 pm, Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. For more information on Dynamic Designs visit the website, www.

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Pulaski Community Middle School promotes eighth grade class Zachariah Abegglen, Robert Adamick, Bryce Adamski, Hunter Ahlswede, Samantha Alger-Feser, Zachery Allen, Megan Ambrosius, Joseph Andrus, Travis Anklam, Katie Arveson, Russell Bablitch, Trevor Bach, Grant Bachman, Alex Balstad, Asia Baran, Ryan Barkby, Ashley Barkow, Dylan Beaumier, Samantha Berg, Garrett Bergemann, Mark Berna, Kerri Beyer, Tom Bijo, Brandon Blinstrub, Riley Bonnin, Jackson Boulanger, Mackenzie Brandenburg, Jacob Brant, Yen^Stahawise Brooks, Benjamin Brown, Braydon Budz, Julia Burdeau, Amanda Burkel, Brett Byrnes, Rachel Byrnes, Devon Caelwaerts, Kasey Caelwaerts, Jacqueline Challoner, Chelsea Clark, Clayton Clark, Maxwell Cleereman, Mickey Coleman, William Cornelius, Jeremiah Cumber, Nathan Dahlke, Mara Danner, Logan Demuth, Matthew DeStarkey, Jordan Di-

etrich, Chase Dimity, Cienna Doell, Zachary Doersch, Bailey Dory-Sielicki, Jake Doxtator, Emily Drown, Nathan Drummond, Amber Earley, McKenna Egnarski, Davis Elm, Dominick Enneper, Preston Ermis, Emily Evenson, Keegan Everson, Shelby Feezor, Conrad Feivor, Spencer Feivor, Bailey Fenendael, Austin Figlinski, Emily Fosick, Autumn Francois, Alison Frank, Michael Fredrickson, Tyler Frye, Arthur Gajewski, Travis Gau, Katherine Gazeley, Katie Gillis, Joshua Ginzl, Joel Gohr, Brianna Gossen, Kayla Gracyalny, Shianna Gracyalny, Jenna Guernsey, Taylor Gwidt, Emmy Hansen, Marisa Hansen, Ty Hansen, Michaela Hartig, Abeus Hayes, Triston Hendricks, Nelson Hendrickson, Jessica Hille, Alec Hoida, Wesley Hoida, Justin Horn, Austin Host, Brooke Hudson, Shawn Ignarski, Cooper Jacobs, Chedomir Jahnke, Desiree Jaime, Madison Jashinsky, Casa-

Understanding the

Foreclosure Buying Process

By Lori Stephan, Broker/ Owner since 1999 ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI  Country Pride Realty, Inc. The foreclosure process typically occurs in three main steps: pre-foreclosure, auction, and bank-ownership or real-estate owned (REO). Here is some information from RealtyTrac, a leading foreclosure listing service. Pre-foreclosure: A property enters pre-foreclosure after the owner misses a number of mortgage payments (usually three or more) and thus defaults on the loan secured by the property. The filing of pre-foreclosure is called Lis Pendens in legalese. During the pre-foreclosure period, the owner may be able to stop the foreclosure by paying off what is owned (known as curing or reinstating the loan), by selling the property, or by transferring ownership of the property to the bank (known as a deed in lieu of foreclose). If an individual is interested in purchasing a property in pre-foreclosure, he or she can contact the owner of the home directly or seek out the assistance of a real estate agency if the property has already been listed for sale. Auction: Loans that are not

satisfied in the pre-foreclosure process are found in default and the home will be set up to be sold at a public auction. Each state has different rules and time periods for auctions. But generally a date and time is posted and an individual interested in purchasing the auctioned property bids on the home. Bidders at a foreclosure auction typically aren’t given any opportunity to fully inspect a property or even view the inside before placing their bids. And the winning bidder may not be able to take immediate possession of a property if state law allows for a redemption period during which the previous owner may be able to purchase back the property by paying the amount of the winning bid plus any applicable costs. Also, the purchaser may have to come up with a large down payment, or even all of the purchase price in cash at the time of the auction. This process isn’t for the faint of heart. Bank-owned: Properties in this stage of foreclosure have been repossessed by the bank/ lender, either through a foreclosure auction or a deed in lieu of foreclosure, in which the owner in default transfers ownership directly to the bank. Bank-owned or REO properties are usually put for resale with a real estate office, as the bank is interested in a quick sale and getting the most money for the property. Buying a bank-owned property can be the most straightforward way to get a foreclosed home, because you aren’t dealing with an emotional homeowner and you don’t have to have a large sum of cash on hand as with an auction. For All Your Real Estate Needs Call Lori Stephan @ 822.4663 or email

ndra Jefrey, Orenda Jensen, Michael Jerovetz, Kailyn Jessel, David Jobelius, Austin Johnson, Brett Johnson, Christian Johnson, Zachary Jonas, Brandon Jourdan, Rhionna Jubert, Lilly Jusufi, Lance Kapla, Katelyn Karcz, Laura Kassis, Abigail Kasten, James Kendall, Jake Kennedy, Taylor Kimber, Wyatt Kirby, Jacob Kizaur, Kelsey Klein, Benjamin Klinter, Benjamen Klug, Sawyer Kobes, Rachael Koch, Jeffrey Koehler, Amalia Koepke, Mickayla Kolaske, Alyssa Korpan, Megan Krause, Sara Krautkramer, Abby Kriedeman, Matthew Krueger, Karissa Kruse, Samantha Krusic, Brittany Lancour, Tyler Lardinois, Dane Lasecki, Olivia Lasecki, Elizabeth LeMere, Blair Lewis, Tim L’Huillier, Matthew Link, Joshua Linton, Morgan Linzmeier, Gabrielle Lohrenz, Nicholas Lubenow, Jenna Lukasik, Koreena Martens, Elizabeth Martin, Connor Mathu, Reiley Mattmiller, Aidan May, Bethany McCole, Bonnie McGee, Kendra McKeefry, Shane McLester, Jon McNulty, Molly Melendy, Elizabeth Mendoya, Rachel Meyers, Hunter Micolichek, Tucker Miller, Kenneth Mleziva, Chloe Mroczynski, Emily Murphy, Brady Murray, Madison Narges, Brianna Navarro, Laura

Neumann, Emily Nickerson, Adam Nicklaus, Jordan Nielsen, Kayla Norton, Logan Nowinski, Holly Nyquist, Allison O’Brien, Emily Olson, Sydney Olson, Ryan Paape, Lauren Pakanich, Kevin Palacios, Bennett Pallex, Macayla Palubicki, Austin Parma, Marissa Passerell, Kaylee Pawlak, Alexis Payette, Brianna Payne, Jeremy Pedersen, Lucas Pelegrin, Shewenda Peltier, Jaden Peotter, Adam Percell, Amar Peterman, Ethan Peters, Morgan Peters, Clara Peterson, Miranda Peterson, Lexie Pias, Elijah Pott, Bradley Prentice, Zachary Prestby, Emilia Prieto, Jesse Pusick, Sequoya Rasmussen, Bryce Reed, Logan Reetz, Kristopher Reinke, Danielle Robaidek, Katherine Robinson, Emily Romanek, Jessika Rottier, Joshua Roy, Amanda Ruechel, Reilly Ruechel, Morgan Rynish, Lyle Saindon, Jacob Salewski, Craig Sampo, Lea Santy, Kelsey Jo Sarenich, Ashley Schenkoski, Katelyn Schiltz, Matthias Schimpf, Trevor Schmit, Samuel Schmitz, Myrisa Schubert, Ashley Schuettpelz, Natalea Schulist, Scott Sell, Hannah Sheedy, Melissa Simpkins, Bailey Sintow, Megan Skalitzky, Kayla Slezewski, Hannah Smoot, Michael Splan, Taylor Splan, Nickolas Sprang-

Prevea recognized as fit-friendly company Prevea Health has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! initiative for helping employees eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities at Prevea Health. We are honored and excited to be recognized by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, President and Chief Executive Officer at Prevea Health. “We’re committed to providing the best workplace environment possible. This will benefit our employees’ health and produce even more positive results for our company overall.” The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping companies make their employees’ health and wellness a priority. Platinum-level employers offer employees physical activity options in the workplace, increase healthy eating options at the worksite, promote a wellness culture in the workplace, implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture, and demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness. To become a Platinum-Level company, Prevea Health implemented several wellness initiatives for employees. These included stocking vending machines with healthy options and continuing a popular wellness program that provides incentives to employees who exercise regularly, get preventative screenings, and participate in healthy lifestyle choices among other educational offerings. “The Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Program offers a unique, easy-to-implement opportunity for corporations to increase employees’ physical activity, which will help improve their health – and their employers’ bottom line,” said Kristin Jacobs, Corporate Events Director at the American Heart Association. “Even people who haven’t exercised regularly until middle age can reap signifi-

cant benefits by starting a walking program.” Prevea Health’s mission is to take care of people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospi-

ers, Kristen Spurlock, Joseph Stachura, Cheyenne Steffes, Casey Steinhagen, Allison Streckenbach, Brianna Strzelecki, Morgan Strzelecki, John Sturzl, Michael Sullivan, Sean Sullivan, Abby Swiecichowski, Dana Syndergaard, Ethan Szymanski, Kennedy Tebo, Dalton Techmeier, Destiny Temple, Noah Thiem, Brenda Thompson, Zachary Tisch, Alexander Tonn, Kevin Torres Serrano, Reece Tyczkowski, Halie Uhlig, Austin Ullmer, Christopher Ullmer, Ellie Valentine, Corrin VanLanen, Levi VanLanen, Logan VanBeckum, Leighanna VanDenack, Jacob Vaness, Cayla Vanlangendon, Jeremy Vercauteren, Beth Verheyden, Kassandra VerKuilen, Mikayla Wade, Amanda Walgurski, Nathan Walgurski, Alex Walla, Jarod Walla, Ryan Wallenfang, Madeline Walsh, Olivia Warden, Alyssa Wareham, Rylie Wargo, Tyler Wasielewski, Spencer Wendrick, Katie Wenninger, Gabrielle Weslow, Bradley Wigger, Sean Wilde, Jacob Wilinski, Kelsey Wilinski, Marie Williquette, Megan Wilson, Christian Wirtz, Anna Wolfenberger, Santana Wood, Ashley Yurek, Emily Zambrowicz, and Spencer Zorza

tals in Green Bay, and St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan to provide access to more than 200 providers in over 50 specialty areas. Prevea’s 21 locations are throughout the greater Green Bay area and in Kewaunee, Luxemburg, Marinette, Oconto, Plymouth, Pulaski, Seymour, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay. Visit for more information.

Births and Deaths Births


May 10, 2011 Bartolazzi, Erin and Paul Green Bay, son May 13, 2011 Gritt, Jean and Travis Krakow, son


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.

Grathen, Kathleen

Kathleen Grathen

Kathleen Grathen, 69, Pulaski died unexpectedly May 21, 2011, at a Madison hospital. The daughter of the late Al and Amy (LeTourneau) Kaufman was born February 11, 1942, in Green Bay. She had been employed at AMS until her retirement. Kathie was proud to have been secretary of the former Anston Social Club. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her friends and family. Kat loved animals and especially her cats. She managed to nurture and care for 30 abandoned cats outside her home, tending to their daily needs, including their veterinary care. The cats have all been adopted and are in good care. She is survived by four children, son Mike John (Ruth) Grathen; Kellie (Bob) Kaufman; Stacie (David) Grathen; and Shannon (Andres) Grathen; nine grandchildren, Bryan, Jaclynn, Kristy, Casandra, David, Clarissa, Brooke, Noelle, and Ian; one great-granddaughter, Gionna. She is further survived by two sisters, Nancy (George) Sager, De Pere; Carol Van Lanen, Green Bay; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Van Sistine, Green Bay. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Jack (John) Kaufman; a sister, Joan Van Sistine; and her fiancée Robert Hamilton.

Orlo Hogue

Orlo Hogue, 78, formerly of Krakow and Gillett, died Saturday morning, May 28, 2011, at a Green Bay nursing home. The son of the late Aaron and Sophie (Bierhals) Hogue was born Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1932, in the town of Scott in Sheboygan County. In April of 1962, he married Sylvia Ward. Orlo had been employed at Green Bay Foundry and at Arrowcast in Shawano. All the family vacations revolved around the outdoors, hunting and camping. After his retirement he enjoyed taking care of his yard and his garden. Orlo always had a dog for a companion. He was good to kids; his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews loved his company. Orlo is survived by two daughters; Erin (Michael Ralph) Hogue, Spruce; Una (Don) Weiler, Krakow; six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, Britney (Brandon) Pashek, John Webster, Courtney Harper, A.J. Servais, Kayla Servais, Dylan Weiler, Kevin Sutrick, Cynthia Sutrick, Kyle Sutrick, Chyann Olson-Weiler; one great-granddaughter, Kaydence Harper; and six step-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Dalmus “Curly” (Mary) Hogue, Hiles; Wayne “Porky” (June) Hogue, Pelican Lake; two sisters, Wanda DeZwarte, Sheboygan Falls; Una (Tom) Kohl, Tampa, FL; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia in 2003, two brothers, Virgil (Shirley) and Darwin (Ruby) Hogue, and a brohter-in-law, Ed DeZwarte.

Sheedy, Marion

Marion Sheedy

Marion Sheedy, 94, Kunesh, died peacefully May 29, 2011, at a Green Bay nursing home.

Born in Anston, Town of Pittsfield, on November 12, 1916, to the late Bud and Romea (Jahn) Buckman, Marion lived in the Town of Pittsfield most of her life. She married Gordon Sheedy in 1940. He preceded her in death on November 22, 1974. Marion graduated from Green Bay West High School and received her teaching license from Outagamie Rural Normal. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from St. Norbert College in DePere. She taught in the Suamico District of White Pine, Suamico Elementary and Flintville. In Pittsfield she taught at Kunesh State Grade School and, in Shawano County, at Owego School. She then taught at Valley View School in Ashwaubenon, and she retired in 1981. She was a member of the Brown County Retired Teachers Association and the State Retired Teachers Association. In 1972, she was nominated for the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She received the State of Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award in 1982 for 45 years of teaching. She was also nominated for Teacher of the Year in 1981. Marion was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Kunesh. Her pride and joy was taking care of the church library. She served on the council and belonged to the Electa Circle and Parish Ed. Committee. She enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren, and her grandchildren meant the world to her. Her former neighbors, the Gillis’ were also very dear to her heart. Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Don) Kleczka, Suamico; three grandchildren, Scott, Brett (Dawn Frehse), and Jenny Kleczka; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Kleczka and Vanessa Frehse; one brother, Lyle “Bob” (Shirley Sigl) Buckman ; one sister-in-law, Maytha Buckman, Fort Atkinson, and several nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Sheedy; parents, Bud and Romea Buckman; a brother, Howard Buckman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lucille Buckman, Eunice (Walt) Liss, Florence (Edward) Baker, and Lorraine (Roman) Cichantek.

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author Unknown

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Church Services ASSUMPTION B.V.M. CHURCH, Pulaki. Satuday Mass: 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m.,Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 8:15 a.m. Rite of Reconciliation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Patrick Gawrylewski. (920) 822-3279. CORNERSTONE FAMILY CHURCH, 2780 School Lane (Cty. B) Suamico. Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. Children’s service provided and nursery available. Wednesday evening service 6:45 p.m. Children and Youth activities provided. Pastor Dennis Toyne (920) 662-1146 St. John Lutheran - LCMS, 910 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. (across from Pulaski Middle School) Worship Service: Thursday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.]; S.S & H.S. Youth Classes, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Study, 9:30 a.m.; (A/C & Wheelchair accessible). Pastor Jeff Dobratz Church Office (920) 822-1511. ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH, Hofa Park. Masses: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Vigil of Holy Day 8:00 p.m.;Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 7:30 p.m. or upon request. Rev. Patrick Gawrylewski.Parish Office: (920)-822-5512 HOLY CROSS NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pulaski. Mass 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:30 p.m. (715) 6932241. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Sunday Worship Services and Kids’ Church at 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Meeting at the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium. Pastor Bob Wied, (920) 822-7117, OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Lessor, Cty. Rd. S, Pulaski. 3 miles west and 3 miles south of Angelica on Cty. Rd. S. June through Labor Day 9am, Sundays Sept. - May 8:45am Sunday School, 10am services Sunday. Pastor Mike Dismer. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Angelica. WI586 Cty. Trunk C, Pulaski. Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Loretta Waegli, Cell (715) 853-4444; Church (920) 822-1743. PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1954 County Rd. “U”, Green Bay WI 54313. Worship Schedule: Thursday evening 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Morning 8:00, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School & Power Hour 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and Preceding Thursday evening service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Don Behrendt. Member of ELCA

ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, W 1978 Church Drive., Angelica. Church Services. Zachow location, Sunday 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phillip Geiger. (715) 758-2275 ST. CASIMIR CHURCH, Krakow. Rev. James Esser, OFM. Masses: Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days 8:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 7:007:45 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Little Suamico. (East of 41-141 on Cty. S, right on Cty. J ¼ mile) Church 826-7785. Sunday Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Member ELCA. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, Morgan. (920) 8463453. Worship Sunday, Contemporary Service at 8:00 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Heykes. Member ELCA ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE (St. John Cantius Site), Sobieski. Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, Pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Confessions: Saturday 10:30 a.m. or by appointment. Phone (920) 822-5255. SS. EDWARD AND ISIDORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3667 Flintville Road (County M) Green Bay. Saturday Masses at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday masses at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. Phone (920) 865-7677. Rev. David Kasperek. (715) 745-4558. Sunday Worship Services are 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion the 1st & 3rd Sundays; Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. (Sept. –May 20). ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), Hobart, corner of overland and J. Worship Services: Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & High School Youth Classes 9:15 a.m. Adult Class, Sunday 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Summer Schedule: May thru September, Thursday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Vern Heim, (920) 8692777.

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RUMMAGE SALE MARCH TO THE ROSES SALE – Help us to raise money to march in the Rose Bowl Parade with the Pulaski High School Band. 8615 Franks Ln. Pulaski. Friday – June 3 – 8-4 and Saturday – June 4 – 8-4. Boys newborn-2T. Baby swing, Little Tykes Slide, games, books, furniture and lots of misc. CROWDED CLOSETS SALE !! Name brand juniors small, baby, boys, women’s casual/dressy/maternity, accessories, household, toys, Christmas trees/decor, miscellaneous. Friday & Saturday June 3rd & 4th. 8 a.m. -?. W611 County E, Green Valley. Half mile west of Saturday’s tractor pulls. DOWNSIZING – canning supplies, Wilton cake pans, cotton material, freezer, large men’s shirts, boys clothes and much more. 609 Sunlite Dr. Hobart. June 10-11 – 9-5pm & June 17-18 – 9-5pm.

AUCTIONS AUCTION/FOR SALE ENTIRE CONTENTS – of abandoned items in two 10 ft. x 10 ft. storage units. #102 and #104 @ Raiderland Warehouse/Storage, Pulaski. Items include: pet kennel, shop vac, golf clubs, chainsaw, small appliances and many boxes and tubs of personals. Auction ends June 10. Call to view and place bids: 920-822-8500.

AUCTION/FOR SALE ENTIRE CONTENTS of Unit #13 @ Raiderland Warehouse/Storage, Pulaski. Items include: recliner couch, dress, baby crib/mattress and microwave. Many boxes and tubs of personal and much more. Auction ends June 13. Call to view: 920-822-8500.

PERSONALS PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. A. A. M. HOLY ST. JUDE, Apostle and Martyr great in virture and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God had given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause to be invoked. Say 3 Our Father’s. 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s for 9 consecutive days. St. Jude pray for us and all

who invoke your aid. Amen. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. V. B. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. V. B. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. C. C.

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice

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Farewell, Mrs. Gerds Written by Laura Dahms, a representative for the thousands who have been impacted by Gerds’s teaching Once in a while, a person makes a mark on your life, and you must pause to reflect upon the way he or she has impacted your life’s journey. This June, thousands of people must pause and think of Mrs. Kathleen Gerds, Pulaski News advisor for 24 years. This year she retires, and as she packs away her awards and trophies, she also takes with her many cherished memories and lifelong relationships. Each student that enters the Pulaski News classroom is greeted whole-heartedly by Mrs. Gerds, often followed by a question like, “How is your mother?” or “Did you win your rugby game?” Mrs. Gerds gets to know every student in the class, and she always makes sure that no one is hungry or overstressed. In every way, she takes care of her “P-news” kids. No matter what kind of a student, Mrs. Gerds has always believed in their potential for greatness. A student may be getting all C’s, but Mrs. Gerds will see to it that he or she receives the same opportunities for success as another student with all A’s. Though she always encourages her students to dream big, she also does not fail to teach them that it takes lots of hard work and determination to reach their goals. Most importantly to her students, Gerds is a friend. She can brighten a student’s day with a (continued on page13)