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Concert on the Concourse

Pulaski graduate plans to release album

Larry Treankler accepts Business Person of the Year Award from Marilyn Hiem. Pulaski High School graduate Leala Cyr, and her husband Ricardo Vogt, will release their debut album in August.

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by Jack FitzGerald  One of Pulaski’s own is about to make her mark on the music world: Pulaski High School graduate Leala Cyr plans to release her first music album.   Cyr has been working on the album since she graduated from PHS in 2002, and is the lead vocalist for the majority of the songs, although her husband, Ricardo Vogt, contributed greatly as well. While Cyr and Vogt are the album’s primary artists, they also collaborated with Esperanza Spalding for some of the tracks as well. Spalding took home a Grammy award this year for Best New Artist, beating out nominees such as Justin Bieber and English Group Mumford and Sons. Both Cyr and Vogt have been on tour with Spalding since September 2010. Cyr, who majored in professional music at Berklee Music College in Boston, wrote many of the album’s songs herself. “I write based on how I’m feeling at the time.   When I am alone, or missing Wisconsin, my home town, and my family I write about the way I feel,” Cyr said. PHS Band Director Tom Busch said he remembered having Cyr as student very well. According to Busch, in addition to being an outstanding vocalist, Cyr was also a very good trumpet player with a great sense of humor. “I’m not surprised at all that she is putting out an album, based on the way she was performing

during her high school career,” Busch said. “She stood out as an amazing artist with vast potential.” Besides Grammy award winning Spalding, who plays bass and sings,the album also features Leo Genovese on piano and Rafael Barata on drums. Other guests throughout include Pedrinho do Cavaco, Milton Nasciment and Filo Marchado. Nasimento is one of the world’s most famous Brazilian musicians. Because of the strong Brazilian presence in the group, about half of the album’s lyrics are in English and the other half are in Portuguese. The album, titled “Goin’ Home” is scheduled to be released in August. While Cyr and Vogt will be traveling internationally throughout the summer, with stops in Montréal, Europe, France, Germany, London, the Netherlands and Portugal, Cyr says she plans to come back to the Green Bay area for an album release party. While this is only the first album, Cyr hopes it is not her last. “I always planned on putting out an album, we’ve worked so hard on it for these past years…. but I do want to make many more,” Cyr said. For more information about Cyr, or to listen to a few of her tracks, visit her Facebook page at

Treankler named Business Person of the Year by Jessica Skinkis Baytek CEO Larry Treankler was named Business Person of the Year by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to a business person who has outstanding achievement and commendable community leadership. Nominees’ past and present contributions are considered, as well as his or her ability to oversee staff, control costs and guarantee quality as well as a strong record of growth in employees, sales or profits. Overall, a nominee must have an outstanding public image and reputation. “I feel humbled winning this award.” Treankler said. “I love working at Baytek. I worked here since 1975, and I just love working here.” According to Treankler, serving the company’s employees is the most important aspect of being a small business CEO, adding that the honest, supportive Pulaski business community has contributed to BayTek’s success throughout the years. Treankler was honored at the organization’s banquet on Thursday, June 9, held at the KI Convention Center. This year’s theme, “Lead the Way and Inspire Others”, honored local business personal and companies for their achievements and contributions to the Green Bay community throughout the last year. GBCC honored winners in various categories, including Entrepreneurial award, Cornerstone award, Green award, Growth award and Special accomplishment of the Year award. About 500 people and 95 businesses attended the event. The event lasted from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tom Milbourn, of WLUK-TV Fox 11, served as the Master of Ceremonies. According to Marilyn Hiem, special events manager from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce, the event ran much like the previous year’s banquet. “When leaving the banquet, you get this overwhelming feeling of enjoyment, it’s really a fun time,” Hiem said.

Co-op celebrates Dairy Month

by Laura Dahms and Jessica Skinkis he Pulaski Chase Co-op celebrated National Dairy Month in June by offering its customers free cookies T and milk on Wednesday, June 22. The Co-op chooses a different freebie to give away annually as a party of National Dairy Month celebrations. Previous years have featured trivia games, FFA help and ice cream. “This event is held to show how we appreciate our customers,” Katie Katch, marketing coordinator, said. Wisconsin is home to more than 1.2 million dairy cows—that’s as many cows as there are school children. There are also 23 Wisconsin dairy cows per square mile, which is more than any other state. “I like it here, you get to know your neighbors, and the cookies made the customs smile,” Judy Lasecki, a Co-op employee, said. Pulaski Chase Co-op recognizes the hard work of those who keep up the Wisconsin tradition of dairy farming, and would like to thank the area’s agricultural business community for their business.

by Laura Dahms and Jessica Skinkis Pie, music and celebration deterred any disappointments regarding the dreary weather, June 23, at the Concert on the Concourse. The Pulaski Community Middle School band began the show, directed by Timothy Kobvolvsky, Michelle Henslin and Rachael Radkey, by playing crowd favorites such as Katy Perry’s Hot and Cold as well as Funkytown by Lipps Inc. The Pulaski High School band followed, playing traditional candences as well as songs like “On Wisconsin” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believen.’” “I found the show to be true inspiration to practice my own instrument more. It was really great,” said Alex Phillips, former PHS drumline member. Rose Bowl President Rick Jackson addressed the crowd, and presented PHS band director D. Thomas Bush and his students with an official Rose Bowl Parade flag. Proceeds from the event will go help to assist PHS band members in reducing costs of the Rose Bowl trip. “My daughter Gabrielle is going to be in ninth grade. I think traveling to the Rose Bowl is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s great for Gabrielle to travel with her friends and fly for the first time. I’ve never had any of my children in band before, but she really likes it,” parent Charmaine Lorenz said.

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ABVM receives donation

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2. The Air Force 3. 1978 4. Prince Fielder 5. 1942 6. Barry Nelson 7. Peter Pettigrew 8. Aaron Rodgers 9. Ampersand 10. Matthew Perry German Dairy Famers were very surprised to learn how different dairy farming was in America when compared with farming in their own country.

German farmers visit Pulaski

by Laura Dahms Farmers from Germany traveled to the Pulaski area to learn the secrets of the American dairy industry on June 3. The visitors traveled to at Synergy Dairy, Green Valley Dairy and Betley Farms. The trip was organized by Dr. Frank Ahrens, of Germany, who brought 24 of his employees and clients to help gain knowledge about raising cattle. Ahrens owns a nutrition company in Germany After arriving on June 1, the German farmers were driven by local bus driver Mike Maroszek to locations throughout the state, from Luxemburg to Oconto Falls. Overall, the tourists visited 12 dairy farms in Wisconsin. “They come from Germany every other year to learn,” said Bill Matzke of Matzke Dairy Consulting, LLC. Matzke has been acquainted with Ahrens for years because they are both involved with the nutrition aspects of raising livestock and helped organize this year’s trip. At Green Valley Farm, the German travelers were welcomed by John Jacobs, who spoke to the group about the farm’s history. According to Jacobs, his family built the farm in 2000, changing their hobby farm into a full-time lifestyle operation. Today, the farm has 3,600 cows. After learning about the farm’s history, the visitors toured each of the facility’s barns. Many of the German visitors were surprised at how different American farms were from their own. “We in Europe are not allowed by European law to use Rumensin, bST (bovine Somatotropin) or animal products like blood meal or tallow. The U.S. barns give the cows more space, light and air. The U.S. farmers give more nutrients to the nursery calves,” Dr. Ahrens said. According to Matzke, German agriculture is different since their government limits farmers ability to purchase the newest technology. “The tour was very informative and educational for our sales people. They, as well as our farmers, learned a lot about cow comfort and feeding, as well as housing of the nursery calves. They all enjoyed the visits and discussions with their U.S. colleagues very much,” Ahrens said.

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Andrew Zawisza donated $1200 to ABVM in honor of his friend, John Malcheski.

by Laura Dahms In 1949, Polish immigrant Andrew Zawisza arrived in the United States with his parents and siblings after surviving the horrors of Nazi Germany. Today, Zawisza is paying forward the kindness he received from the Pulaski community with a $1200 donation to ABVM school. Originally, Zawisza’s family lived in Poland, but they were taken out of Poland by German Nazis and relocated to Germany, where they lived in concentration camps. Once free after the war, his family traveled to the U.S. to start a new life. The Zawiszas initially planned to live in Louisiana to work as orange and cotton pickers. When the arrived in New York Harbor, however, the plans changed. With the help of a Catholic organization and Rev. Peter Salm, their destination changed to Pulaski, Wisconsin and the Malcheski family farm. His father and mother, Jan and Tatiana Zawisza, helped work the Malcheski farm while he, 12 years old, attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, later called Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While working on the family’s farm, Zawisza befriended John Malcheski, who was 17 at the time. They worked together on the farm, and Zawisza claims that Malcheski was his first friend. Despite the age difference, Zawisza and Malcheski became fast friends, changing Zawisza’s life forever. “It was John who actually got me hooked on Polka music,” said Zawisza. “He would play it on the radio while we worked. I never listened to Polka music in Poland, but now my wife and I dance the Polka two or three times a week.” While adjusting quickly to some aspects of American life, Zawisza could not speak English.

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Instead, he and his siblings only spoke Polish. Luckily, however, the school’s nuns also spoke the langague. Zawisza was 12 when he started the fifth grade, but with the help of his teacher, was able to skip sixth grade and to go on to seventh grade. “This made a whole difference in my life. I was already too old to be in the fiffth grade at the age of 12, and consequently would have never finished high school. For this reason I am very grateful to my teacher, Sister M. Lucenfia and Principal SR.M. Amantis for recognizing my abilities,” Zawisza said. In honor of his lifelong friend, John Malcheski, who recently passed away, and in thanks for the school that ensured his success, Zawisza recently made a $1,200 donation to ABVM. “The legacy of Catholic education lives on for all who love our school,” said Deanne Wilinski, Principal of ABVM. “It makes sense that Mr. Zawisza received education from this school and is coming back to show his appreciation. It is a compliment to our traditions of Catholic education that shows that quality is still being provided in the community. The school plans to use the donation for a student scholarship to help provide an education for a child who could not ordinarily afford to attend ABVM.

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Community Citizens Update CHIEF’S Corner 05/31/2011 9:27 am - Assist Human Services – Pulaski High School 05/31/2011 9:51 am - Theft From a Motor Vehicle – Village Auto of Pulaski 05/31/2011 2:25 pm - Other Service – Front Street 05/31/2011 5:53 pm - Noise Complaint – Camelot Park 05/31/2011 7:13 pm - 911 Hang up call – Park Street 05/31/2011 7:19 pm - Domestic Violence Offense (D.V.O.) – Camelot Park 05/31/2011 8:52 pm - Child Custody – Williams Street 06/01/2011 6:45 am - Traffic Citation - S. Wisconsin Street 06/01/2011 7:32 am - Traffic Citation - W. Glenbrook 06/01/2011 11:35 am - Bartenders License- Operating - B & G’s Bar & Restaurant 06/01/2011 12:30 pm – Fraud – Glenbrook Elementary School 06/02/2011 1:30 am - Juvenile Runaway – Pulaski Police Department 06/02/2011 12:48 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency 06/02/2011 3:11 pm - Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 06/02/2011 4:26 pm - Farm Accident - E. Pulaski Street 06/02/2011 5:00 pm - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 06/02/2011 5:53 pm - Child locked in garage – Karcz Drive 06/02/2011 5:59 pm - Disorderly Conduct - All Other - STH 32 HWY @ Crest Drive 06/02/2011 7:49 pm - Juvenile Runaway - E. Pulaski Street 06/02/2011 10:09 pm - Traffic Warning - CTH B 06/02/2011 10:30 pm - Disturbance (Verbal) – Camelot Park 06/03/2011 12:00 am - Traffic Citation - E. Glenbrook Drive 06/03/2011 1:25 am - Bar Check – B & G’s BAR 06/03/2011 1:51 am - Open Door/Window – Colonial Court Apts. 06/03/2011 5:58 am - Juvenile Problem – Crest Drive 06/03/2011 8:53 am - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Summit Lane 06/03/2011 10:10 am – Threats

– Alchris Court 06/03/2011 11:30 am - Traffic Accident – Pulaski High School 06/03/2011 7:02 pm - Traffic Citation - N. St. Augustine Street 06/03/2011 10:10 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 06/03/2011 10:44 pm - 911 Hang up call – Lincoln Street 06/04/2011 12:00 pm - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Highview Road 06/04/2011 2:23 pm - Other Service – Pulaski Police Department 06/04/2011 5:15 pm - Attempt to Locate Vehicle - STH 32 HWY 06/04/2011 7:42 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Glenbrook Drive 06/04/2011 11:42 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Cedar Street 06/05/2011 9:45 am - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Summit Lane 06/05/2011 11:42 am - Traffic Warning - S. St. Augustine Street 06/05/2011 11:15 pm - Noise Complaint – Colonial Court Apts. 06/05/2011 11:43 pm - Suspicious Vehicle – Memorial Park 06/06/2011 12:22 am - Suspicious Person/Activity – Colonial Court Apts. 06/06/2011 3:15 am - Suspicious Vehicle – Vern’s Hardware 06/06/2011 3:25 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Cedar Street 06/06/2011 10:45 pm - Traffic Warning – Williams Street 06/07/2011 2:20 am - Traffic Warning - CTH B @ STH 32 HWY 06/07/2011 8:00 am - Disorderly Conduct - All Other – Pulaski High School 06/07/2011 11:19 am - Harassment - Phone Calls - B & G’s Bar 06/07/2011 11:47 am - Traffic Warning - W. Glenbrook Drive 06/07/2011 1:26 pm - Assist Department of Public Works E. Green Bay Street 06/07/2011 1:53 pm - Juvenile Problem - W. Green Bay Street 06/07/2011 3:34 pm - Juvenile Problem - W. Cedar Street 06/07/2011 5:00 pm - Child Custody – Chicago Street 06/07/2011 7:03 pm - Damage to Property – Rosemary Drive 06/07/2011 7:30 pm - Information-general - N. St. Augustine Street 06/07/2011 7:55 pm - Traffic Citation – N. St. Augustine Street 06/07/2011 9:34 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Cedar Street 06/07/2011 11:40 pm - Assist Fire – Rosemary Court 06/08/2011 10:20 am - Theft All Other – Lincoln Street 06/08/2011 1:05 pm - Information-general – Pulaski Police Department 06/08/2011 4:37 pm - Assist EMS – Woodhaven Manor 06/08/2011 10:41 pm - Traffic Warning - W. Pulaski Street

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Carrot Tree hosts music nights

One of Those Nights band members; Patrick Dueso, Sean Hennessy, Alex Hu, and Brent Harkonen.

by Jack FitzGerald and Laura Dahms The Carrot Tree in Pulaski began the summer’s music night series on June 4. There were performances from multiple bands from both Green Bay and Pulaski areas. Bands that performed included Tomorrows Yesterday and Pulaski’s very own One of Those Nights. Tomorrows Yesterday is a band from the Green Bay area led by lead singer and guitarists Trevor Rodriguez, bass player Justin Kohlbeck, and drummer Matt Gusmer. The group played mostly rock covers of popular songs such as “Mr. Brightside,” “1985,” “Ocean Avenue,” “First date,” and even Katy Perry’s “California Girls.” They also played a few original songs as well; you can find their band on Myspace and Facebook. Natalie Kaiser, one of the audience members, particularly enjoyed the band’s cover songs. It’s nice to be able to sing along and hear songs being played that you already know and love, she said. One of Those Nights, a rock band from Pulaski, was the last to perform. One of Those Nights is led by lead singer Alex Hu, with Brent Harkonen and Sean Hennessy on guitar, and Patrick Dueso on the drums. They played a few covers but predominantly original songs such as “Growing Up is Getting Old,” which was clearly a fan favorite. One of Those Nights’ pictures, music and upcoming events can be found on Facebook. After the show, Alex Hu said, “The show went very well; it was awesome to see so many fans come out and see us play.” One of the fans, Kayla Verkuilen said, “It was a fantastic show, I really enjoyed myself. My personal favorite performer was

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Brent Harkonen, he’s an amazing guitarist.” The Carrot Tree also hosted another music night on June 10. The band Manditori performed on the Friday evening. The group is made up of vocalist Mandi Sagal and accompanist and back-up vocalists Tori Occhino, while both play guitar. The girls, who will be seniors at Bay Port High School in the fall, met in third grade and started playing together at age 11 for their church. Soon, though, they were hired for weddings and coffee shop performances. “My favorite part about singing is performing in front of a different crowd each time,” said Sagal. “You never really realize how much you can talk to people through music.” Sagal said she and Occhino really enjoyed their first performance at Carrot Tree. “I thought it was adorable,” said Sagal. The duo brought a different vibe to the stage, featuring more country and pop songs than is normally presented. Last year, Sagal and Occhino sang atl Bayfest in Green Bay, where they won the “Bayfest’s Got Talent” award. “Our dream is to make it big; we want to become the first female country duo ever,” Sagal said. For more information on Manitori, visit the group’s website at Chris Richter, the owner of The Carrot Tree, said she plans to host at least one open-mic a month this summer, and as many music nights as possible. For more information on upcoming events, visit the Carrot Tree’s Facebook page or their website,

by Kendall Forsberg Kyle Forsberg, a 2010 graduate of Pulaski High School is currently majoring in human biology major with a Spanish minor at the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Part of Forsberg’s journey involves studying in Spain for a semester. To help finance his trip, Forsberg plans to use his experience in the automotive industry to fund his academic endeavors. As part of the detail department of Van’s Honda/Mitsubishi, Forsberg spends anywhere from an hour to four hours cleaning up vehicles for Van’s show floor and Honda customers. Forsberg has taken skills learned while on the job outside of the dealership to help raise money for his trip. “I plan to spend my spare time enjoying my job and saving up so that I’m able to support myself while spending a semester abroad and working on a Spanish minor. I can’t wait to study in Spain,” Forsberg said. Forsberg offers competitive pricing and has experience working with all typesof vehicles. If you’d like to make an appointment or just get a price quote, contact him at (920) 621-4416 or

Polka Trot to be held The Pulaski Area Swim Club will hold its annual 5K Polka Trot on Saturday, July 23. The race will begin at Pulaski Community Middle School at 8:30 a.m., with a half-mile kid’s race to follow at 9:30 a.m. The cost of the race is $20 for all registration post-marked prior to July 9, and $30 for registration sent after that date. The kid’s race is free. Registration packets can be picked up on Friday, July 22 from 5p.m. until 7p.m. at PCMS, or Saturday morning before the race between 7a.m. and 8a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Pulaski Area Swim Club. For more information on the Polka Trot, visit

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Seniors THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 4. NO ACTIVITIES OR MEALS SERVED ON THAT DAY. KIDS FROM WISCONSIN on Wednesday, July 6 at Shawano High School. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 5:00 p.m. Dutch treat supper at Perkins. Show at 7:30 p.m. Cost of $17.00 includes ticket and transportation. Sign up by Thursday, July 30. MOVIE MONDAY on July 18 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Driving Miss Daisy”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, July 12 & July 26, 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, July 12. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Monday, July 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. July’s book is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more informa-

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tion. All ages welcome. SHAWANO SHOPPING TRIP on Thursday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center. Returning to Pulaski at 4:30 p.m. Transportation is $3.00 JULY PICNIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 to make your reservation. BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP on Wednesday, July 27. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 3:30 p.m. Dutch treat supper at Legends. Returning to Pulaski about 8:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00 for transportation. Free admission to Botanical Garden. 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 July 1 – July 15. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, July 1 – Turkey Breast Monday, July 4 – Closed Tuesday, July 5 – Hamburger on a Bun Wednesday, July 6 – Beef Chop Suey Thursday, July 7 – Meatloaf Friday, July 8 – Pork Cutlet Monday, July 11 – Swedish Meatballs Tuesday, July 12 – Baked fish Wednesday, July 13 – Baked Chicken Thursday, July 14 – Salisbury Steak Friday, July 15 – Shredded Beef Sandwich

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flag burning held

All the volunteers and participants of the visit take a break from organizing in the attic of the historical museum for a group photo

Members of the American Legion in Pulaski burn old American flags in honor of flag day. Buring a flag is the proper way to dispose of a flag that is no longer usable.

by Adam Styczynski The American Legion in Pulaski held its annual flag burning ceremony on June 13 at the Legion Hall. This takes place once a year during the week of Flag Day, but several thousand flags are collected throughout the year. The ceremony that takes place before the flags are burned is very unique. First, the Sergeant-At-Arms presents the flags to the Second Vice Commander, First Vice Commander, and Commander. Then a prayer is read before the flag is placed over the fire and taps are played. Anyone can donate faded or torn flags at the drop box that’s outside the Legion Hall in Pulaski at anytime for no charge, and their flag will be properly disposed of. “We collect several thousand flags over the course of the year and it’s a big pat on the back to the community members who turned in their flags and are flying a new one,” said Vice Commander Jim VanLannen.

Lions Club hosts golf outing

Hole 8, bought by contributor Super Ron’s

by Jack FitzGerald On Sunday, June 12, the Lions Club hosted their annual golf outing fundraiser at Crystal Springs Golf Course. Golfers teed off at 11:30 a.m. There were door prizes, and a fifty/fifty raffle. The outing is held each June. Pulaski High School Leo Club members volunteer to work the event while business throughout the community sponsor a hole. Before heading out to the course, boxed lunches were distributed to the golfers. The golfing came to a close around 5:30 p.m. Sunday night, although participants were invited to a dinner. Rebecca Anderson, the chief advisor for the outing, was very happy about the turnout and smooth flow of the event. According to Anderson, the number of golf teams increased by 8 this year. “This golf outing is one of the three major fund raisers we (the Lions Club) put on to raise money for the organization. Our motto as a club is ‘we serve’,” Anderson said. “That applies locally, nationally and internationally. We do what we can to help within our community, country and the entire world, anything we can do to help.” Members of PHS’ Leo Club

Kayla Verkuilen, Leo Club volunteer, sells raffle tickets at the Lions Golf outing.

that worked the event stood at select par three hole and met golfers before they teed off to sell raffle tickets for the door prizes. Tickets sold 2 for $1 and were doubled for free if a golfer’s ball landed on the green. Luke Baranczyk, a PHS Leo Club volunteer said, “This is my second year helping out for the golf outing, this year was really organized well, the turnout seems much larger than last year.” said Baranczyk, “It’s really worth while, all of the money collected goes to a great cause, everyone is so giving and selfless, it’s nice to see.”

A historical visit

by Tim Frisch From the days of Casimir Pulaski, leader of the Revolutionary War cavalry, through the ferocious battles of the Second World War and finally all the way to 2011: Pulaski has a rich and vibrant history that is buried within the walls of the Historical Society Museum on W. Pulaski Street. Students from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, who are majoring in anthropology, history, or archaeology came to catalog and inventory items at the museum on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. Five university students and high school students aided Chris Jaworski, President of the Pulaski Historical Society, in cleaning and sorting out the items at the museum. UW-Madison students were pupils of Danielle Benden, a professor Anthropological Collections and an Academic Curator. Benden and Jaworski got

to know one another and planned the trip for the students. All the students volunteered to come to Pulaski. Among the university students were Maddie Hagerman, who studies history and anthropology; Kelsey Krolak, who studies Spanish and anthropology; Breanna Norton, a graduate who studied anthropology and received a certificate in archaeology and material Culture; Sam DesRochers, a graduate who studied art history and received a Certificate in classical studies; and Claire Eldred, a graduate who studied anthropology. Several students from Pulaski High School also volunteered assist with inventory and cataloging, including Kendall Doersch, Rachel Hickson, Amanda Simmons, Kaira Kamke, Timothy Smoot and Peter Lundberg. After some reorganization and dusting, the students and volunteers were left withmany intriguing items.

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“We discovered a Machine Gun from 1910, which was manufactured in Berlin, Germany, DesRochers said. “We like to think that this could have possibly been used in a World War.” Hagerman added that there were also a variety of hats, as well as ten typewriters from different time periods. Overall, the participants were very happy with their findings. “I think the trip was really successful,” DesRochers said. “We came with a game plan and great accommodations to achieve our goals.” While the event was primarily for UW-Madison’s archaeology and anthropology students, the high school students learned a lot from the experience just as well. “I volunteered to inventory these awesome hats,” Doersch, an incoming PHS senior, said. “I think it’s a lot of fun and beneficial to the Pulaski Community. We learn about our heritage.” The Historical Museum is located on 129 West Pulaski Street. Visitors are welcomedand more information about the society can be found online at or by calling 920-822-5856.

Premier Bank announces promotions by Jessica Skinkis Premier Bank President/ CEO Tom Pamperin announced promotions for Barb Buettner to Branch Manager of Premier Community Bank in Bonduel, Vicki Riska to Financial Services Officer and Vice President of independent Financial Services and Erv Tomalak to Financial Services Officer of Premier Investment Services. “They are dedicated individuals, they will do what it takes to make the agency better in everyway they can, every employee strives more to inspire others,” said Pamperin. Buettner’s responsibilities as branch manager will include branch administration and overall operation of the Bonduel office. Buettner has been apart of the company since November of 2010. Riska’s duties as Financial Services Manager and Vice President of Independent Financial Services include, managing the insurance office as well as serving as an insurance agent for the agency. Riska has been apart of the company since January 2000, when Premier Community bank purchased Henschel Insurance Agency. Tomalak will continue to supervise the investment department of premier bank and will also serve as an investment representative. Tomalak has year of experience in the investment industry he joined the company in September 2008. “Erv has significantly helped grow the financial services and he deserve to be an officer of that department,” Pamperin said. Pamperin also honored four other employees who recently graduated from Fox Valley Technical College, with an Associates Degrees in Management and Development including Lauri Baranczyk, Dennis Keller, Sherrie Perterson and Vicki Riska. Premier Community Bank is headquartered in Marion, Wisconsin and has eight branches across northeastern Wisconsin.

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Shantel Martineau students hold spring piano recital

Piano students of Shantel Martineau had their spring piano recital on Monday, May 23 at Heid Music Recital Hall. Pictured are student performers Emily Zellner, Julie Vecchie, Alfredo Vecchie, Ainsley Harrison, Nolan Kozlovsky, Grace Vecchie, Ronnie Vecchie, Ellis Kozlovsky and instructor Shantel Martineau.

Members of the Endeavor and Enterprise houses from PCMS helped teach 1,000 students from the Green Bay area about the importance of wearing a bike helmet.

Winners wear helmets Submitted by Brenda Strzelecki and Peggy Collinsmith The Center for Childhood Safety and N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation, Inc. have been teaming up to promote bicycle safety to area grade school children through our annual “Winners Wear Helmets” event since 1991. During this time this event has grown to benefit almost 1000 students. This year’s event was held at the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena on May 4 and 5. There were 1,000 students are from area Head Start programs and third grade students from area at-risk schools that came to the event. The students participated in a bike rodeo as well as interactive educational demonstra-

tions about traffic safety and brain injury prevention. Courtesy of area sponsors, all of the participants were fitted with a new bicycle helmet. We truly could not continue this event without the support that we receive from our wonderful community volunteers. We have several corporations and organizations that send up to a dozen volunteers. Nine years ago the Pulaski Community Middle School students and teachers stepped up to assist us with this event and they have become an integral part ever since. Their participation has become invaluable. Their volunteer duties consisted of: acting as tour guides for each school; helping on the

bicycle rodeo courses, entertaining children waiting for their turn on the course; guiding through the demonstrations, wearing costumes of safety mascots and some acted as translators . Not only did these students assist as needed throughout the day, they also reinforced the importance of safety and wearing a helmet. It was great for the participants to hear this information from someone other than an adult. There is no financial burden passed on to the Pulaski School District for students to participate in this annual event. We receive support from the community which pays for their transportation and peer teachers have stepped up to provide coverage for the students who are participating in programs at school. We would like to acknowledge this wonderful group of young people – and the PCMS teachers for their assistance in making the 2011 Winners Wear Helmets event a success. They did a great job representing themselves, their school and the Pulaski community. We look forward to working with the upcoming 8th grade class next year.

UWGB announces area grads

by Sam Schwartz University of WisconsinGreen Bay held its 2011 spring commencement ceremonies on May 14. Overall, the ceremonies honored about 850 graduates who completed their degrees. Students from the surrounding area honored for receiving their Bachelor’s Degree were Tyler Gajewski, Art and Design Art; Samantha Watermolen, Education; Dustin Wagner, History; Tyler Jorgenson, Interdisciplinary Studies; Ryan Zeinert, Interdisciplinary Studies; Scott Wesolowski, Business Administration; Courtney Spinler, Chemistry; Jacob Yahnke, Design Arts; Ashley Anderson, Design Arts; Angela Berna, Interdisciplinary Studies. Those honored for receiving their Master’s Degree were Phillip Przybylinski, Business Administration; Jonathan Habeck, Environmental Science; Karlie Martens, Psychology. Congratulations to the graduates on their outstanding accomplishments. Out-of-State: Joel Carlson graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rose-Hulman Institution of Technology on May 28, 2011. Carlson is a 2007 graduate of Pulaski High School and son of John and Kathy Carlson of Hobart.

Street Market arrives in Pulaski

Organizers hold a flag ceremony in honor of Flag Day at the street market.

by Tim Frisch The Pulaski Street Market officially kicked off the summer 2011 on Tuesday, June 14. The market features a new location as well as many new vendors and offers a variety of goods, services and entertainment. “The turn out was better than expected,” Al Laine, one of the organizers of the Street Market said. “I’m hoping it will be even better for next week.” The market was buzzing with people, from the Pulaski Community as well as other surrounding areas. The market boasted a bounty of foods ranging from hot dogs to corn as well as other items, like local souvenirs. Because it was Flag Day, market organizers also held a ceremony to honor the holiday. Overall, area vendors were very pleased with the event and its turn out. “When the market started two years ago, it’s when I started making my jewelry,” Amanda Markiewicz, owner of A Piece of Our Mind said. “I was very happy with the crowd and it was a very good market.” Vendor Linda Monfils, of Linda’s Natural Gardens, which sells fresh produce,said the market was a great opportunity to get out amongst community members. “I hope the market continues to grow and I like the new location this year. I like the patrons and vendors and hopefully it will be a good growing season this year,” Monfils said. The Pulaski Street Market operates every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00 pm throughout the summer. For more information about the street market visit, or by calling Amanda Markiewicz at 920-639-8415.

School Updates

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child ~George Santayana

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Students share biology creatively

AP Biology juniors gather with Carrie Wiese’s second grade class after presenting biology topics in a creative fashion.

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Alumni Profile

Seth Joppe

2007 Pulaski High School Graduate

by Laura Dahms hile most Pulaski High School students were busy studying for W multiple choice and essay finals, members of Billi Jo Vertz’s Advanced Placement Biology classes were given a slightly more interesting assignment: take college level material and present it to area elementary school students. After the class’ seniors graduated, Vertz decided to combine community service and biology to form a unique final project for the remaining juniors. The students were required to creatively present a basic biology lesson to the Glenbrook students in Carrie Wiese’s class during the last week of school. At first, the biology students were challenged when they had to translate the material from college to elementary level understanding. Eventually, however, they discovered that biology could be taught in interesting, new ways. AP Biology student Hannah Kestly, for example, wrote and illustrated a book titled, “Harry Wotter,” in which she developed a story that combined the popular book series “Harry Potter” and the science of water. “I’m really involved in art and biology, so the project was an awesome way to combine both of my talents,” Kestly said. When the time came for the students to present to the younger children, most did not think that their projects would be well-received, but the opposite turned out to be true. “I was surprised how excited the second grade kids were to learn the concepts we were trying to teach them,” Natalie Kaiser, AP Biology junior said. “They loved looking at the models and other visuals we brought.” All of the AP Biology students enjoyed the project because it gave them a chance to review the basics of biology after the AP exam, as well as connect with younger students in the community. The students found that teaching the second grade students basic biology concepts concluded the class in a meaningful and creative way. “The students did an awesome job, and the elementary students were excited about science and the high school students as role models,” Vertz said.

by Jordan Stiede Where do you live? Abrams, Wisconsin Where do you work? I work at Robinson Metal in DePere. Do you have any kids? No What did you do after high school? After high school I went into the Marine Corps and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Did you go to college? If so, where? I’m going to UW-La Crosse this fall. How were your grades in high school? They were decent. I got A’s and B’s. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life? My seventh grade teacher Mr. Logue had a positive impact on my life. He was my football coach. Do you still talk to this teacher? I talked to him a couple of years ago. What is your favorite band? I don’t have a favorite band, but my favorite artist is Eminem. What is your favorite television show? My favorite television show is How I Met Your Mother. What activities did you participate in during high school? I played football. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate chip cookie dough. How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school? I learned that you have to be nice and respectful to everyone you meet. What, if anything, do you miss about Pulaski? I miss high school. Editor’s Note: Alumni Profiles will now be a regular feature in Pulaski News. Know of a newsworthy PHS grad? Email pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org

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Summer School Fun!!

Field trip fun

by Adam Styczynski Students became more aquainted with the Pulaski community as part of Angie Zimmerman’s and Sarah Spitzer’s Field Trip Fun summer school class. The class, made up of 30 first through fourth graders, walked each day to a new location in Pulaski. On Thursday, June 17, the students visited the Pulaski Fire Station. There they learned about the fire department as they followed Officer Bruce Brzeczkowski. through the facility. “I like going in the trucks,” student Kaylin Naparalla said. This class will also visited other locations in Pulaski such as the Police Department, Dairy Queen and the Post Office. “This class is fun because you get a field trip everyday and you can see Pulaski,” said student Bryce Woosencraft.

Passion for Hair Fashion

by Laura Dahms Beads, flowers, wacky duct tape and thousands of hot glue sticks abound in the Passion for Fashion summer school class taught by Megan Mills-Koehler and Jessica Rosenberg. Mills-Koehler and Rosenberg help the 17 girls in the class to develop their creativity by making hair accessories. “My five year old daughter loves making ‘hair pretties,’” Mills-Koehler said. “It’s much cheaper and more creative than buying them at the store.” During the two weeks that the class was in session, the girls made duct tape headbands, flower clips, jewelry holder boards and hair wraps. “I took this class because I like to make accessories for hair and clothes,” said hair fashion student Katie Brockman. “I also like that it’s all girls in this class; I have met a lot of friends!” The hair fashion students get to work with materials and practice skills that are not usually taught in most art classes, such as how to sew the flower clips together and decorate their hair with hair wraps, which are tedious projects to complete. The hard work is worth it, though, as Kayla Lipsey expressed when she said, “my favorites are the flower clips!” Students and instructors usually end up with several colorful hair pieces that add flavor to their fashion style. “You can always tell who is in this class by who has awesome hair art,” said Mills-Koehler.

Pom and Dance

Stepping up to middle school

by Sam Schwartz Incoming middle school sixth graders got acquainted with their new, larger school as part of the Stepping up to Middle School summer school class. The class was designed to help incoming sixth grade students become more comfortable with their new surroundings prior to the upcoming school year. Fifty students attended the class taught by Pulaski Community Middle School teachers Nikki Gerth, Sarah Kohls and Joe Diefenthaler. In this class, each student was provided the opportunity to learn about the locations of classrooms within the middle school, how to work lockers and what type of academic expectations to expect. Stepping up to middle school incorporated group activities to teach students how to work together as a whole, as well, and focused on helping the students meet new people and make new friends. “Stepping up to middle school was fun because all the games were unique and different,” said Katrina Mleziba, a student who attended the summer school class. “I have taken two other summer school classes before and like them because they help me make new friends.” Another class will be offered for incoming sixth graders in August. This class is still open to students who wish to sign up for it. Interested students and parents should call the PACE office at (920) 822-6053.

Field trip fun students enjoy a tour of Citizen’s Bank.

by Jack FitzGerald Pom and dance summer school class was full of cheer during their morning summer school classes.   Students in the class got the opportunity to learn new pom and dance techniques, skill and fundamentals.  About 25 young girls were enrolled in each session of the dance classes.  The first session was for girls from third to fifth grade, and the following session was for middle school students.  Sessions are an hour and a half each and ran for two weeks. The class is taught by high school chemistry teacher Laura Albers.  The class practiced in the high school commons during the morning.  “It’s so fun to learn dance,” Madeline Stencil, one of the students of the first sessions, said.

Field trip fun students visit the fire station.

Summer Reading by Tim Frisch Reading from a different perspective, that’s Jacqueline Markowski’s motto. During the first session of PACE summer school, Markowski taught her five summer school students a friendlier approach to learning than they might otherwise learn in class during the school year. Markowski, a bilingual teacher of Spanish and English who previously, believes in hands on approaches to learning and reading. Her students tackled the challenge of reading with a whole new method. They incorporated fun and interactive ways to read, such as outlining their bodies on paper and drawing the characteristics of the story’s main characters on their outlines. When they finished dissecting each of the characters the students moved on to read their book Capture – Gaurdians of Ga’hoole written by Kathryn Lasky. “It is fun doing this from summer to summer to see my past students and reconnect.” Markowski said.

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Cuts for a cause

Mattmiller awarded scholarship VandenEng graduates

Joan Ladowski, teacher at ABVM for 13 years, has embraced her recent cancer battle, and members of the school community are by her side. Staff member Jed Hendzel decided to shave his head in front of the whole school to encourage people to raise funds for Joan and her family during this difficult time.  Nearly $1900 was raised. Providing the “buzz” was hair stylist Jan Deau. 

5th Grade promoted

Glenbrook’s 5th grade class celebrated their promotion to PCMS.

Caitlyn Mattmiller, a 5th grade student at Glenbrook, was awarded a 5/12 Scholarship. The scholarship identifies deserving 5th grade students and tracks them through their senior year in high school. Upon graduating, recipients receive their scholarships. 

Glenbrook receives new flag

This spring Michael and Lisa Voelker, and their son William, a student at Glenbrook Elementary, donated a new U.S. flag to the school.

Karyssa VandenEng’s first semester at PHS was interrupted due to medical issues. Karyssa and her mother decided to enroll her in IQ Academy, an online school. Karyssa, her mother Paula and her grandparents Jim and Margaret, are proud to announce that Karyssa has completed all of her studies and has graduated with her high school diploma from IQ Academy.


10U softball wins tournament

The Pulaski Girls 10U won their first tournament this year. The girls went undefeated to win the 10U tournament in Freedom on Saturday, June 11. Pictured are team members Katie Brockman, McKenzie Niespodzany, Alex DeGroot, Lauren Hendzel, Kamryn Brockman, Jordyn Josephson, Paige Steinbrecher, Becca May, Riley Rasmussen, Olivia Jacobs, Allison Maroszek, Emma Wiese. Coaches: Jeff Rasmussen, Tom Maroszek and Dave Wiese. Not pictured: Madelynn Karcz and Coach Staci Karcz

Athletes compete in Build a Better Raider by Jordan Stiede and Matt Zey Throughout the summer, Pulaski athletes will participate in Build a Better Raider.The program, which started on June 13, is a performance-enhancement training program for high school or middle school students providing athletes the opportunity to maximize their athletic potential while reducing the risk of injury. The program is divided into sessions, each running for an hour and a half. There are four time slots for each day of the week. Students can either attend the program Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The last time slot each day is designed specifically for athletes entering grades 5-8. The cost is $15 for 7 weeks of training, ending on August 2. Upon arrival, participants are prepared to improve their strength, speed, flexibility, agility, explosiveness and power as well as the mental aspects of their game. They will use resistance bands to work on their speed, power, acceleration and deceleration, will use battling ropes to strengthen their upper bodies. During the second half of the workout, athletes will continue to work on each skill while using the weight room. Some of the lifts the athletes do in the weight room are bench press, squat and hang clean. “Build a Better Raider is designed to make the kids hungrier to win and to improve their athletic abilities, so I encourage everyone to join,” said PHS athletic director Jerad Marsh. Marsh is in charge of running the program, but teacher Kevin Bleck, who put the program together, will be in the gym helping the athletes all summer long. There are also 6-8 coaches from various sports that assist Bleck and Marsh daily. All the coaches will make the program more competitive compared to last year, so the athletes will be ready for their next sports season. An example of one of the competitions is the towel battle. It is a one on one game where one athlete tries to pull the other athlete out of a ring. “Everyone should join BBR,” says Bleck, “There should be no excuses.”

House of Speed comes to Pulaski

by Sam Schwartz etired Packer player’s Don Beebe’s House of Speed traveled to the R Pulaski area during the first week of June to help build stronger athletes. In 1998, Beebe founded the Don Beebe’s House of Speed. Since then, the House of Speed has been training athletes of all ages and skill to perform better by enhancing their speed and character. This program offers private training, weekly clinics, small group training and speed camps. The House of Speed worked with a large range of people. In Pulaski, two free sessions were held for all ages on June 6 and 8 from 7:30 a.m. umtil 9:00 a.m. Mostly Pulaski High School students attended both sessions, which were run by Scott Smith. “I enjoyed the House of Speed workout because it was productive, hard work that will make a difference in my life,” said Michael Knauer, a PHS soccer player who attended both workouts. Throughout the workout, athletes performed cone training, ladder training and many other types of speed and agility specific training. Athletes that attended the workouts were also taught important values such as sportsmanship due to the strong belief of enhancing an athletes speed and character. Overall, the participants from the Pulaski Community not only enhanced their athletic ability, but also learned important morals. PHS Athletic Director Jerad Marsh said, “We are continuing to build strong athletic teams here at PHS and House of Speed was a great asset of a program to put on for these athletes, I believe.” Both workouts that were held were neither gender nor age specific, but were designed to fit the needs of all the people that attended. House of Speed develops each workout to maximize physical and mental performance in order for each athlete to receive the best workout possible. This is the first time Don Beebe’s House of Speed has come to Pulaski.

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. ~ John Wooden

Thursday, June 30, 2011

PHS track competes at state

Girls track 400m relay team took fourth place at state. (Picture submitted by Rolean Wernicke)

by Matt Zey

Pulaski High School sent 13 athletes to the WIAA State track and

field meet in La Crosse on June 2-3. The boys sent a 400 meter relay team of Jared Skinkis, Dan Mellenthin, Casey Wied and Logan Hansen. Sophomore Neil Anderson also competed in the 300 meter hurdles, placing 13th. “It was a totally different atmosphere. We got there and knew we were going to be up against the fastest people in the state. It was extremely nerve racking,” Mellenthin said. “Dealing with 95 degree weather was a challenge; it was so much different than the conditions we dealt with all year.” The girl’s team sent a 400 meter relay of Teagan Wernicke, Rachel Busjahn, Victoria Moss and Brittni Wirtz, whose efforts resulted in a fourth place finish. The relay received a medal and, over the course of the 2011 season, broke the school record three times. Wirtz also ran the 100 meter dash. After making it through the preliminary round on June 2, Wirtz raced again on June 3 in the finals, placing 7th. “I wasn’t very nervous because I was in almost the same situation in previous years. I am also really happy with my relay and individual results,” said Wirtz. She plans to run track for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh next year. “This was a year of tough weather and difficult training. It was very hard to place this year but I’m proud Brittni was able to take 7th,” head coach Randy Fondow said. “Overall, it was a tremendous state experience.”

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Trivia Questions Editors Note: Trivia questions will now be a regular feature in Pulaski News. Have a tough question? Submit it (and the answer) to us at pulaskinews@!

Trivia Questions: 1. What famous document begins, “When in the course of human events…” 2. What branch of the U.S. Military only had 50 soldiers when WWI broke out? 3. What year did Polka Days start? 4. What Milwaukee Brewer wears a number 28 jersey? 5. When did Pulaski News start? 6. Who was the first actor to ever play James Bond? 7. Who betrayed Harry Potter’s parents? 8. Who was the MVP of Super Bowl XLV? 9. What is the name for the ‘&’ character? 10. What actor played ‘Chandler’ on the TV show Friends? **Answers can be found on page 2.

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Spring 2011 All-Conference athletes annouced

Jared Skinkis 4x100m Relay

Mike Pelton 4x400m Relay

Victoria Moss 400m Relay All Area Selection

Brooke Lauritzen All Conference- First Team Player of the Year

Boys and Girls Track & Field

Dan Mellenthin 4x100m Relay High Jump 4x400m Relay

Casey Wied 4x100m Relay

Nicholas Tomashek 4x400m Relay

Brittni Wirtz 100m Dash 400m Relay All Area Selection

Rachel Roth 4x800m Relay

Katelyn DeStarkey 4x800m Relay

Neil Anderson 300m Hurdles 4x400m Relay

Alyssa Rentmeester All Conference- First Team

Taylor Tassoul All Conference- Second Team

Bethany Bikman All Conference- Second Team

Logan Hansen 4x100m Relay

Rachael Busjahn 400m Relay 200m Dash All Area Selection

Teagan Wernicke 400m Relay All Area Selection

Samantha Kinlen 4x800m Relay

Kendra Gohr 4x800m Relay


Girls Soccer

Morgan Prentice All Conference- First Team


Aly Huxford Hon. Mention- Outfield

Dylan Bersch Hon. Mention- Infield


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dynamic Design’s photo calendar contest winner

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Dynamic Designs new hires

Stacey Kruger

Double J Gunsmithing Shop opened in downtown Pulaski in May.

Pulaski welcomes new gunsmith shop

by Matt Zey and Adam Styczynski ocal gun owners and hunters have a new retail outlet in Pulaski. L Jon Vanderpoel recently opened Double J Gunsmithing Shop, which provides professional sales and service. The store is located at 104 W. Pulaski Street. The name of the business comes from a combination of Jaden, Vanderpoel’s three-year-old son as well as his own name. Vanderpoel, a Shawano resident, chose Pulaski for his business because of the small town feel and close location to Green Bay. “Pulaski always drew me in, I’m a small town guy and this way I’m close enough to a big city,” Vanderpoel said. Vanderpoel is his own boss and does not have any other employees. Double J Gunsmithing is a unique business because gun repair is such a skilled trade. Vanderpoel said he is also good friends with many of the area gunsmiths. “I have two big passions in life, hunting and fixing things, so I combined them and opened my own shop,” Vanderpoel said. At Double J, Vanderpoel mainly fixes guns but also has a selection for sale. Vanderpoel relies on word of mouth for business and through the relationships he developed by working at Gander Mountain for nine years before opening his shop in early May. As his business continues to grow, Vanderpoel hopes to eventually get involved with the Pulaski Community School District and the Pulaski Community through club and event sponsorships. Vanderpoel can be reached at (715) 851-3755 or by e-mail at j.pool308@yahoo. com.

The next Pulaski News publication date is July 14th

Elizabeth Reimer of Green Bay is Dynamic Design’s Photo Calendar Contest winner for the month of May. Reimer received a $20 gift certificate and a complimentary framed copy of her photo. Community calendars, featuring winning pictures from throughout 2011, will be available to purchase in January with proceeds benefitting a non-profit organization in the Pulaski area.

Vern’s Do It Best Hardware & Rental shopping giveaway

Gayness Pasch was selected as the 2011 winner of Vern’s Do It Best Hardware & Rental $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Pasch was selected from over 1,800 entries at the store. Pasch says he plans to use the winnings when he needs items from the store. Vern’s Do It Best Hardware & Rental has been serving customers in the Pulaski area for over 18 years and offers a complete line of plumbing, hardware, lumber, house-wares and more to homeowners and professionals throughout the community.

Amber Christian

by Jessica Skinkis ulaski is welcoming two new P employees to the fast growing small business Dynamic Designs: Stacy Kruger, of Cecil and Amber Christian, of Green Bay. Kruger will take on graphic designing within the company, while Christian will be the business’ managing marketing coordinator. “We are extremely excited to have both of these creative and ambitious individuals on board with us as we continue to grow and expand our services,” said Tammy Brzeczkowski, co-owner of Dynamic Designs. Christian said loves her new job, and believes it is the perfect way to utilize experience. She added that both the customers and her co-workers contribute to a positive work environment. In her role as managing marketing coordination, Christian’s job duties will include email marketing, social networking, signs and posters, display and merchandise and writing news releases. “I like the store itself, the people, the variety, and I also like that its family owned,” Christian said. Dynamic Designs is a family owned business that started in 1995 specializing in embroidery, screen printing, promotional items, personal gifts, and souvenirs for new and small business and individuals. Dynamic Designs is open Monday 9am7pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am -5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. The store is located in downtown Pulaski at 220A S. St. Augustine Street.

Births and Deaths Births

Sams, Christine

May 27, 2011 Butkovich, Amy and Jacob, Pulaski, son June 5, 2011 Sampo, Dawn and Craig Pulaski, son. June 9, 2011 Schlender, Katherine and Zakowski, Mike Pulaski and Suamico, son June 10, 2011 Winn, Lindsey and Ryan Pulaski, son June 13, 2011 Raymakers, Pamela and Greg Pulaski, son June 15, 2011 Folkman, Jennifer and Matthew Pulaski, son June 16, 2011 Ferfecki, Cindy and Keith Krakow, son June 17, 2011 Hocking, Danelle and Jared Pulaski, daughter. June 21, 2011 Thomas, Sarah and Allen Pulaski, son June 25, 2011 Wagner, Carrie and Perry, Green Bay, 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.

Hager, Julia E. Julia E. Hager, 82, Pulaski and formerly of Green Bay, died Monday evening, June 13, 2011 at her home.   Survivors include three sons, Louis and Lawrence, at home, and Roman, Atlanta, GA.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Gervase, in 1986. Online condolences may be expressed at

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. ~ Unknown

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Louise Sams. Online condolences may be expressed at The family extends their appreciation to the many doctors and nurses at St. Vincent’s Hospital‘s OB/GYN Oncology, Home Health and Unity Hospice, as well as friends and family who helped out throughout her courageous battle.

Travenski, Roger Christine Sams

Christine Anne (Burke) Sams, Pulaski, died June 16th 2011 after a long, hard fought battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 5, 1947, in Milwaukee to Frank and Lorraine (Granditzke) Burke. On April 20 1968, she married the love of her life, James Sams, at SS Peter & Paul Church in Milwaukee. She followed her loving and caring husband to different U.S. Navy ports for over 20 years. She said it was truly an adventure of a lifetime! While Jim was out to sea she enjoyed playing softball, typing up the base newspaper, teaching CCD, being a Eucharistic minister, bowling, babysitting and devoting her life to her four children. After Jim retired from the Navy, they moved their family to Pulaski, where they began new careers. Chris worked at Northeast Telephone Company as a customer service representative, where she retired after 17 years of service. She also enjoyed baking, camping, knitting, crocheting, and watching her grandchildren grow. Chris was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, where she belonged to Council of Catholic Women. Survivors include her husband, James Sams and their children Michael Sams, Green Bay; Lisa (Bill) Kuhn, DePere; Jodi SamsMotquin, Pulaski; Steve (Joy) Sams, Kimberly; seven grandchildren, Alex Steeno, Olivia and Elayna Kuhn, Lorali and Shyan Motquin, and Corryn and Carley Sams; her parents Frank and Lorraine Burke, Pulaski; her sisters, Colleen (Bob) Dunn, Texas and Patricia (Bob) Rowe, Sobieski; her brothers, Tom (Krystal) Burke, Menomonee Falls, and Rob (Suzanne) Burke, California; her sister-in law, Susan Sams, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-inlaw, James Lester and Valeria

Roger Travenski

Roger H. Travenski, 79, Hobart, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, June 21, 2011 at a Green Bay hospital.  The son of the late Edward and Eulalia (Major) Travenski was born September 11, 1931 in Sampson.  He married Agnes Chambers.   The couple lived in the Pulaski and Hobart areas.   Roger owned and operated Triangle Implement until his retirement.        He loved to spend time out in his shop after his retirement. Roger loved the outdoors and going fishing and going hunting. He also enjoyed going to his cabin in Mountain, where he spent much of his time. Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, James (Gloria) Travenski, Virginia, a nephew, John Travenski and a niece, Gail Davies. Online Condolences may be expressed at

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Rose Bowl President visits Pulaski by Matt Zey and Adam Styczynski Pulaski introduced polka music to the Rose Bowl Parade as part of the ‘Polka with the President’ event on June 22. The President and Chairman of the board of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Richard Jackson came to Pulaski for the event. While Jackson admitted he had never polkaed before, he quickly learned. Various area polka bands performed at the event, including The Pulaski EXPERIMENTAL Mariachi Band, The Bohemian Bunch and Polka Dynamics. Grady Cotter, a Little Suamico resident, said Polka with the President is a nice fundraiser for his children, who are members of the Pulaski High School band. Jake Herning, a 2011 PHS graduate is in the band and will be traveling to Pasadena. According to Herning, the event was beneficial as the proceeds will help make the trip cheaper for students. Between performances of The Bohemian Bunch and Polka Dynamics, PHS bands director D. Thomas Bush spoke briefly before turning the microphone over to Pulaski Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner. Lightner presented Jackson and his wife with gifts on behalf of the Pulaski Board of Education. “A year ago, Mr. Bush asked me if the the band could audition for the Rose Bowl Parade, and I told him sure,” Lightner said. “In my 30 years in education, I’ve never, ever seen harder working students [than the Pulaski band].” After Lightner addressed the crowd, MCL CEO Larry Treankler, thanked everyone for braving the rainy weather and attending Polka With the President. Bush then introduced Jackson who explained the rose parade process and answered questions from audience members. Jackson explained how Pulaski was chosen over 80 other U.S. bands that auditioned. The Pasadena music selection committee uses paperwork and a DVD of the band performing, they look for musicality, how well the performers are trained and the entertainment value. Ultimately, band selections are made by the President and his wife. “We are proud to call Pulaski our band,” Jackson said. “Pulaski has sharp uniforms and sharp marching, they will be very entertaining on television...The Red Raiders will be watched by millions of people around the world.” The theme of the 2012 Rose Bowl Parade,“Just Imagine,” was created by The First Lady Sharon Jackson. The parade’s poster will feature a picture of boy and girl gazing out a window into the night sky. “What we wanted to express was the child in every person,” Sharon said. “There’s a child within each one of you that always has hope.” The stop in Pulaski was one of many that the Jacksons will make over the next few months. Having just arrived from Japan, they will travel to locations around the world, from Puerto Rico to Sweden. While serving as Rose Bowl President, Jackson still maintains his job as a certified public accountant. “I’m impressed with the warmth of the people everywhere I go and how well we are taken care of and I always find that the towns have great support for the kids,” Richard Jackson said. “The Pulaski Marching Band is carrying the state of Wisconsin on their shoulders.”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pulaski News

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The Polka Dynamics play ‘You are my Sunshine’ for the crowd.

Rose Bowl President Richard Jackson takes questions about the parade from the crowd.

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