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Karcz flies with honor

By Laura Dahms and Laura Szela In 1989, Sylvester Karcz hesitantly returned to the World War II battlefield, where he had been a Prisoner of War. To his surprise, instead of finding chaos and destroyed buildings, he found rebuilt buildings and friendly people. On the plane, his wife asked him how he felt. In response, Karcz said, “I’m glad I went; I’m glad I saw, and I’m glad it’s over.” His experience in World War II was something that no one would ever want to claim. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge—the largest battle fought by Americans in World War II. He was captured by Germans on December 16, 1944. Four months later, Karcz was liberated by the Russians, and then he ran away to the United States 89th Division. When the war ended, he came home on a hospital ship because of his injuries. With him he also brought a German field pack and a clock. “I also brought myself home, thank God,” Karcz said. Sixty years after coming home from war, Karcz had the opportunity to unite with 99 other World War II veterans to visit monuments that prove how much their service is appreciated. This opportunity came in the form of the nonprofit Old Glory Honorary Flight Program, which flies veterans to the nation’s capital free of charge. Karcz received an invita-

tion to go on the June 1 Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Once there, they toured the Korean and Vietnam War memorials, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the World War II Memorial. He woke up early that morning and flew out to Washington D.C., returning home later that night. Throughout the day, the veterans were escorted by 50 people because many veterans were in wheelchairs or had physical limitations. The one-day trip was a great experience for Karcz and the other veterans. They were able to see that their fight for freedom in foreign lands will never be forgotten. “I would not have had the chance to see these memorials in my lifetime if not for this flight,” said Karcz. “It was really something to see, I wish everyone could see it.” Drew MacDonald, president of Old Glory Honor Flights, said, “In 1945, after winning the war, these men came home and went back to work on farms or in factories, and that was it. They waited 60 years to get a memorial. It’s important they all get a chance to get out there and see it.” The veteran’s flight returned in Appleton, where an entire busload of fellow veterans, family members, and friends greeted Karcz and thanked him for his service. The following poem was written by Edna Palubicki, one of the people on the bus, as a tribute to Karcz:

THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010 “It was June 1, 2010, Syl will always remember when He was scheduled to fly to Washington D.C. The World War II Memorial and other sights to see When word got around that Syl was making the trip Great minds of the Post  337 Legion and Auxiliary said with a quip “We should do something for Syl too” And that’s how the bus trip grew it started with taking a small bus, Then Mike Maroszek commented Lamers Bus would hold more of us. We left Pulaski at 30 minutes past eight, They were coming in at 9:35 and we didn’t want to be late. A special feeling of Patriotism arose as we saw the flags, they were displayed and enthusiasm never lags The time finally came for the Veterans to arrive And once again our brave soldiers, now Veterans survived While walking and riding through, people showed their thanks by shaking hands To those who fought for our freedom in foreign lands We look at all of them with such great pride Remembering also those who died, We arrived back in Pulaski, close to midnight, Everyone agreed we had a great night.”


Syl Karcz happily poses with his guardian who assisted him during his Honorary Flight.

Marian Schroeder looks on as Syl Karcz shakes hands with Lyle “Bob” Buckman.

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The American Legion and Auxiliary, AMVETS, VFW, and PLAV prepare to greet the returning veterans.

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, This issue of the PULASKI NEWS contains an article that is co-written by Timothy Frisch and Kevin Ripley regarding a recent funding package delivered to Marquis Yachts by Governor Jim Doyle. The “loan” of 1.5 million dollars was officially announced at the boat plant on June 8th by Governor Doyle. I had previously caught wind of the announcement in April. I had at that time a negative reaction to the news which I expressed to both Sen. Dave Hansen and Rep. John Nygren. I want everyone, including the local management at Marquis to understand that I totally appreciate the fact that the business climate has improved to the point that they have been able to call back employees. For the most part that doesn’t have anything to do with the exceptional management styles of Jim Doyle or Marquis Owner Irwin Jacobs. It has a lot more to do with an improving economy. My real distress is more with Governor Doyle than Mr. Jacobs. I’m sure that Irwin’s representatives applied for the “loan,” which makes good business sense. The fact that Jim Doyle appeared to award the money so easily is a real issue. Regardless of how you dress it up, Irwin Jacobs, primarily due to some very questionable business practices, coupled with the recession, helped run Carver Yacht’s parent company Genmar Holdings into bankruptcy. This took a heavy toll on not only the local economy, but also on businesses nationwide. The end result

-Thursday, July 1, 2010 is Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle gave Mr. Jacobs’s new company 1.5 million dollars for a “job well done.” By the way, the 1.5 million dollar loan becomes forgivable when Marquis reaches 315 employees. I’m personally very happy that they will be able to achieve this in the not too distant future, as I love to see people in our community going back to work. What really gets me going is that, as a community, a million and a half dollars could have been used much more productively in the Village if Mr. Doyle had re-

searched this more and really analyzed where the true need for the funds lies. Mr. Doyle acknowledged that “everyone gets hurt in a bankruptcy.” Mr. Jacobs contends that “the vendors have a chance to earn back their lost funds by working with him.” Both statements are open for an awful lot of debate. My bottom line is, Jim Doyle, take care of the people that elected you, and Irwin Jacobs, get real. Keith Chambers Pulaski Village President

Syl Karcz happily smiles with his family Linda Milewski, Tom Karcz, and Ellie Karcz.

Family members Ellie Karcz, Linda Milewski, Elaine Karcz, and Tom Karcz wait to greet Syl Karcz as he returns from Washington, D.C.


The article in the June 3 issue regarding the Village of Pulaski was incorrectly titled. The title should have read “Incorporating of the Village of Pulaski.”

Letters to the Editor

Letters should be no more than 200 words. All are subject to editing and must have your address and daytime phone number where we can confirm your letter. Letters will not be run without confirmation. Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days. Letters to the editor and articles submitted to Pulaski News may be published or distributed in print. Mail to: Pulaski News, 1040 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski, WI 54162 Fax: (920) 822-6726 E-mail:


I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Life Community Church hosts VBS

FMCSA Launches Pre-Employment Screening Program

Children attending VBS get together after their towel-race to take a group photo.

WASHINGTON, DC – Effective May 11th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) launched its PreEmployment Screening Program (PSP), which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process. “Safety is our highest priority. The Pre-Employment Screening Program sends a strong message to commercial carriers and drivers that we are serious about having the safest drivers behind the wheel of large trucks and buses,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Starting today, commercial carriers will have an essential tool for making informed hiring decisions that will lead to safer drivers on our roads,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro. “The Pre-Employment Screening Program raises the safety bar for the motor carrier industry and helps to make our roads safer for everyone.” The Pre-Employment Screening Program offers access to up to five years of driver crash data and three years of inspection data regardless of the state or jurisdiction. By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, commercial carriers will be able to better assess the potential safety risks of prospective driver-employees. PSP also gives drivers additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies. A driver’s records will be protected in accordance with federal privacy laws. The Pre-Employment Screening Program is populated monthly by FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The MCMIS is comprised of driver performance data including inspection and compliance review results, enforcement data, state-reported crashes, and motor carrier census data. For complete details on the Pre-Employment Screening Program’s fees for driver safety records and how carriers and drivers can participate, visit Safeguard Insurance is located in the Mountain Bay Plaza in Pulaski and specializes in commercial insurance, especially those in the transportation and construction industry. DOT compliance is just one area of loss control services offered by Safeguard. For more information, please contact Brian Wasilew at (920) 822-2400.

By Tim Frisch New Life Community Church has hosted Vacation Bible School. The theme for this year was camping and outdoors, and the sessions lasted from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from June 7 to 11. All of the activities were held at the Teen Hope Center located at 127 S. St. Augustine Street, across from Nsight Telservices. The event was sponsored by New Life Community Church, and it was under the leadership of church members Kristi Piper, Kim Narges, and Suzanne Armstrong, providing approximately 30 children, ages 4 to 11, with learning opportunities through numerous events. Some of these events included crafts, clay pots,

birds and jewelry, and outdoor relay races such as the threelegged race. “Each activity has been meaningful and purposeful to bring more people to Christ,” said Andrea Barington, one of the volunteers at the center. “Vacation Bible School is a wonderful way for the community to be involved in teaching children about God’s love,” said Suzanne Armstrong, one of the leaders at the Teen Hope Center. The Teen Hope Center sponsors numerous other events as well. It has provided our community with Christ-centered, youthbased programs for about a year now, and continues to do an excellent job in bringing Christianity to Pulaski’s youth.

Glenbrook Brownie Troop 4263 plant an area behind Country Pride Reality. The Brownies are Lauren Hendzel, Allison Maroszek, Alena Strassburg, and Mikayla Williams; their troop leader is Amy Williams. The Brownie girls not present are Elise Giesau, Natalie Horen, Scotlynn Host, Megan Przybyski, and Savannah Rudnick.

Brownies plant for community service By Candice Matuszak he Glenbrook Brownie T Troop 4263 wanted to help out the community of Pulaski. They started brainstorming ideas and decided to write a letter to the Park and Rec about possible flower planting or cleaning up at the parks. An area was located behind Country Pride Reality with the help of the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce decided on this area because it is the new location of the

Farmers’ Market. The sponsors for this were McAllister Landscape Supplies, Adam Plants, Wery Flower-N-Things LLC., Vern’s Hardware, and Pulaski Ace Cooperative. Glenbrook Brownie Troop 4263 includes Lauren Hendzel, Allison Maroszek, Alena Strassburg, Mikayla Williams, Elise Giesau, Natalie Horen, Scotlynn Host, Megan Przybyski, and Savannah Rudnick. Their troop leader is Amy Williams.

The blue group at the Teen Hope Center VBS won the toweldrag race and received the grand prize.

Jerabek Memorial Challenge run/walk set for August 14

Tom Moore, Pat McKeefry, Geno McKeefry, Jack Betley, Larry Smith, and Dan Werner stand on a fairway at the Sandalwood Golf Course. On hole seven, Betley scored his first hole-in-one on May 20. Betley said, “It was a thrill of a lifetime. I’ve been playing for 35 years, and it was really great to experience this with five of my best friends.”

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By Laura Dahms or the fifth year in a row, the F Pfc. Ryan Jerabek, USMC, Memorial Challenge will be held at the Four Seasons Park in Hobart. Like in past years, participants will have the opportunity to honor the memory of Ryan Jerabek, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country while serving in the United States Marines Corps. Jerabek graduated in 2003 from Pulaski High School. During his senior year, he gave a speech about the Marine Corps. “I’d like to ask of you to thank those who fought and are fighting in the battles to keep this country at the pinnacle of freedom,” he said. The Memorial Challenge will give participants the chance to honor and thank all veterans, all

servicemen and women, and to honor and remember all fallen heroes. The Memorial Challenge is a non-profit event. Any proceeds that exceed operational expenses will be donated to the Pulaski Community Education Foundation, Inc., a subsidiary of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Inc. The funds will be used for teacher grants and will be donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to assist injured Marines, Sailors, and their families. The Challenge will consist of a two-mile walk, a four-mile run, and children’s half-mile and quarter-mile runs. To register for an event, visit the website at www.

Submitted By Brian Wasilew, Safeguard Insurance Group

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Millennium Stars 4-H Club meets Submitted by Morgan Andre, reporter The Millennium Stars 4-H Club meeting took place on June 6 at the Andre’s home. June Dairy Month posters were due that day to Janet. The Float Committee gave an update on the plans for the parade and Visual Art members decided to meet weekly on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Janet’s house. A Carnival Committee was formed to plan the games and prizes for the Green Valley/ Morgan Fire Department picnic that will be on August 7. Fair entry forms were handed out and are due to Judy by July 29. The National Arbor Day Foundation trees came in and each family could have one tree to plant. Each family picked shifts for the August Flea Market Food Stand. Build your own sundae and a variety of cheeses were the refreshments after the meeting to support June Dairy month. The next meeting will be held on July 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Casimir’s Church basement in Krakow.

Wisconsin petitions Federal Government on wolf delisting

By Andy Lundin, Conservation Warden of the Wisconsin DNR, and Tim Frisch During the 1960s, wolves were declared extirpated from Wisconsin; the population since then has risen and fallen depending on the species classifications. Since 2004, wolves have been classified as “protected” in the State of Wisconsin but are listed as an endangered species under federal law. Due to this federal classification, the Wisconsin DNR is unable to issue permits to landowners and farmers who have suffered depredations from these wolves. Depredation on hunting dogs has been consistently rising over the past years. In 2009, there were 27 wolf depredations involving hunting dogs in Wisconsin alone. As of mid June, 2009, there were only four reported depredations, but as of mid June of this year, there have already been nine depredations, more than double the previous year. The Wisconsin wolf management plan lists a recommended population of 350 wolves. Recent estimations by the Wisconsin DNR indicate that the wolf population is over 700. Breeding packs of wolves have occurred in 33 of the 72 counties, and wolf sightings have been reported in nearly every county in the state. In case of a wolf sighting, the Wisconsin DNR recommends a number of safety measures to be taken. If you sight a wolf in its natural habitat, don’t turn your back to it, also raise your hands


Hansen and Buckoski

A family celebrates four generations that began in Krakow. Carol Nowak-Galkowski, great-grandmother, is originally from Krakow and lives on Legend Lake in Keshena. Carol’s son, Shawn Nowak, owns and operates Nowak’s Repair in Little Suamico and resides in Abrams.  The proud mommy is Shawn’s daughter Amanda Nowak with her daughter Serena (nine months), who live in Green Bay.  The picture would include five generations, but Carol’s father, Stanley Zima, passed away last year shortly before his great-great grand-daughter was born.

above your head to give the illusion of being larger. While doing so, slowly back away from the animal and shout or toss objects at the wolf to attempt to scare it off. It is vital to remember that wolves are naturally shy and timid towards humans and that they are very unlikely to attack. An online form for reporting wolf sightings can be found at Http:// er/mammals/wolf/livingwithwolves.htm, but this only covers sightings, not depredations. If a wolf is on your property and is harming your livestock, the DNR recommends you carefully examine the corpse of the attacked livestock, but be careful not to step on any animal tracks or disturb the scene. Do your very best to preserve the evidence of the attack, and file a report to the DNR and the USDA within 24 hours of the incident, in order to receive monetary compensation for the dead livestock. After your report has been filed, a USDA official will investigate the scene and verify its legitimacy, and determine whether or not compensation will be given. Again, it is vital you do not disturb the incident scene. On April 27, the Wisconsin DNR, along with the State Minnesota, has petitioned the USFWS to delist wolves from the endangered species classification. This petition has yet to be approved, and you can assist by continuing to report wolf sightings and attacks to the Wisconsin DNR. This petition would allow the DNR to issue permits for landowners suffering from wolf depredations on livestock. To read the entire petition from the secretary of the DNR, visit the Wisconsin DNR site at, and click on the link titled “Petition to de-list the Gray Wolf in the State of Wisconsin.” Also, you can contact Andy Lundin, the Conservation Warden for Western Brown County, at (920) 6625434, or e-mail him at Andrew.

NWTC Alumni Association announces election results Rosemary Gajewski of Pulaski was elected as an at-large member of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni Association during the Alumni Association’s annual meeting held last month. Gajewski will serve a two-year term. Board members address important issues such as membership, alumni awards, fundraising, and focused planning. The Alumni Association meets a minimum of four times per year. For more information about the NWTC Alumni Association, contact Crystal Heckel, NWTC Development Specialist, (920) 498-5541 or crystal.heckel@

Dana Hansen and Matt Buckoski Dana Hansen and Matt Buckoski were united in marriage July 18, 2009, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Appleton, Wisconsin. Father Don Zuleger and Pastor Don Behrendt officiated the ceremony.  A reception followed at the Liberty Hall in Kimberly, Wisconsin.  The bride is the daughter of Mark and Joanie Hansen of Hobart, Wisconsin.  Dana is a graduate of Pulaski High School and UW-Oshkosh.  She is a math teacher at Kiel Middle

School in Kiel, Wisconsin. The groom is the son of Steve and Debbie Buckoski of Darboy, Wisconsin.  Matt is a graduate of Kimberly High School.  He is currently attending Fox Valley Technical College. Wedding honor attendants included maid of honor Holly VanEyck and best man Justin Buckoski.  Completing the wedding party were bridesmaids Karen Buckoski, Amanda Buckoski, Brenna Dee Hansen, Christie Masar, and Kristin Knepel. The groomsmen were Andrew Buckoski, Aaron Buckoski, Jason Buckoski, Brent Hansen, and Matt Bobber. The junior bridesmaid was Cari Hansen, and the junior groomsman was Chris Funk. The flower girl was Lauren Kaminski. The ring bearer was Alexander Buckoski. The ushers were Quinn Hansen, Josh Mroczkowski, Eric Handler, and John Gratton. The couple honeymooned in Negril, Jamaica, and now resides in Chilton, Wisconsin.

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Citizen’s Update

Submitted by Chief of Police Randal Dunford 06/01/2010 5:18 pm - Theft All Other - W. Pulaski Street Officer called to residence in regards to theft of 8 wooden side racks that were taken sometime over the weekend. The wooden racks were made to fit a flat bed truck. 06/02/2010 8:45 am – Harassment – Chicago Street Subject states that ex-boyfriend continues to contact her repeatedly and seems to know her activities. They have twin children together and he makes threats that he will take the children away from her if she gets into another relationship. 06/03/2010 7:20 am - Traffic Citation – Whimbrel Way Vehicle observed passing 4 vehicles on the right and stopping at school stop sign located on S. St. Augustine at south Middle

School entrance. Vehicle passed school bus in intersection and passed two other buses and at least 2 vehicles traveling south on St. Augustine, all on right side next to curb. Vehicle then turned left into north entrance of Middle School parking in the north lot. 06/05/2010 8:55 am – Fraud W. Green Bay Street Officer requested at the residence to take a report of credit card fraud. Charges were made onto her Master Card by unknown party. Complainant stated that when checking her email found that someone had made several charges to the ITunes store. Officer advised that she notify the credit card company as soon as possible to have them cancel her card. 06/06/2010 6:25 pm - Child Custody Complainant wanted advice on child custody. Said ex-boyfriend refuses to adhere to court custody agreement. Officer advised to continue her end of the agreement and also attempt to pick up children at the required time. Maintain documentation and if exboyfriend continues to break the agreement, contact family courts. 06/08/2010 11:57 am - Suspicious Person/Activity – Classic’s Saloon & Hotel Loud bang in area, reported as possible gun shots, check the area unable to locate source. Several business owners hear the noise; others described it as an explosion.

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Post 337 retires flags By Kevin Ripley hen it comes to publicly W displaying the flag of the United States, it is important to make sure it is in a serviceable condition—fly the flag, not a rag. If it is not in appropriate condition, the flag should be disposed of properly. That is what members of the American Legion Post 337 did June 14 at the Legion Hall with nearly 80 onlookers; they honorably retired and burnt unserviceable flags, which were dropped off in the past year. Members performed a 15minute ceremony to give the flags proper respect. The commanders had to first verify that the flags were unserviceable, then the chaplain said a prayer, and finally members saluted the flag and presented the colors as “Taps” was sounded. “The ceremony reminds people that they should not fly damaged flags,” said Norbert Bluma. “As a veteran, I take a lot of pride in the flag. It’s a symbol of safety.” Lon Bartelt said, “I think that this event really helps get the word out. People are more curious about it now. It is surprising to see how many people use our flag drop-off box.” If you have an unserviceable flag, drop it off at the Legion Hall. There is a box outside the southeast corner of the building.

Norbert Bluma, Lon Bartelt, Fabian Baranczyk, and Bob Graczyalny watch on as the first of the United States flags is retired.

Pulaski schools have new recycling service By Graham Severson ulaski Community Schools P have made recycling simpler by uniting with Waste Management and Przybylski Waste Services to create a new recycling system called “Single Sort recycling.” The new recycling system will allow recyclables like papers, plastics, and aluminums to go in a single container together for recycling. This method of recycling is dependant on the staff, students, and guests within the Pulaski schools and, if successful, will decrease waste and aid in the effort for a more environmentally friendly world. The acceptable recyclables for Single Sort Recycling bins include the following: glass containers, most plastic containers, square paint containers, cosmetic bottles, boxes, papers, aluminum cans, metal cans, jars, and more. Some things that can not go in the bins are plastic bags, window

glass, pesticides, batteries, phones, pans, light bulbs, food, or waste soiled with food or liquid. Food or food-soiled waste put into the Single Sort recycling bins will cost the Pulaski Community Schools hundreds of dollars. The bottles labeled 3 and 7 are not allowed in the bins. Although these bottles make up a small amount of all plastic containers, if you do not know what bottle you have, see if the container has a threaded neck, which is okay to recycle in the Single Sort bin. The Pulaski Community School District is making strides to create more environmentally friendly schools. Single Sort Recycling is a great step to reach that goal but requires teamwork and effort from all people associated to make it work. Take pride in your community and school by making an effort to recycle responsibly.

PACE director Mark Heck serves Pulaski News editor Laura Dahms a hamburger at the Red Raider Grill.

Andy Behrendt

Behrendt to be ordained as Lutheran pastor Andy Behrendt will be ordained as a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on July 11 at 3 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1954 County Road U, Green Bay. Behrendt, 29, has been called as associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, where he will be installed on July 14. He and his wife Tracy will live in Waupaca. Behrendt graduated from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, with a Master of Divinity on May 30. A 1999 Bay Port High School graduate, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2003. He was a news reporter for the Green Bay Press-Gazette from 2002 to 2006. His parents, the Rev. Don and Sandie Behrendt, live in Howard. Peace Lutheran Church, located in Pittsfield, is Behrendt’s home parish, where his father is pastor. Bishop Jim Justman of the ELCA’s East Central Synod of Wisconsin will officiate the ordination service. Behrendt’s uncle, the Rev. Mark Behrendt of Corpus Christi, Texas, will preach. A reception will follow at the church.

The next issue of Pulaski News will be July 15th, 2010.

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Community Announcements PUBLIC HEARING – regarding the 5 year and annual agency plan for the PULASKI HOUSING AUTHORITY on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room at Brookdale Apartments. The Agency plan may be viewed at the main office of the Housing Authority located at 430 S. St. Augustine St. between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, before the public hearing. POLISH HERITAGE SOCIETY presents the Chopin 200 Year Anniversary Music Festival. The event will be held at Pulaski High School Ripley Performing Arts Center on July 24, 2010 beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is Free to all. For more info contact: Tom Dobesh @ (920) 655-0759. 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. 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 AREA MUSEUM, 129 W. Pulaski St. Pulaski is open each Tues. and Thurs. afternoon from 1-4 p.m. during summer months. Also the first Wed. of each month from 6-8 pm. During Polka Days, Sat. & Sun. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and during nearby Pulaski Centennial events. 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. THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, past 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. AMVETS POST 160 OF ANGELICA/PULASKI meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pulaski. We welcome all veterans from all E. R. A.’s. Delicious lunch served after each meeting. For more information: 822-5933. POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY KRAKOW POST

178 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. New members are always welcome. Call 865-7617 for information. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans’ Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals – 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: WELCOME HOSTESS: The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119.


BUS TO PULASKI FARMER’S MARKET leaving from Pulaski Senior Center every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and returning to the Senior Center at 4:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for more information. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / ELDER ABUSE PROGRAM on Tuesday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Monica from the Golden House in Green Bay will speak on domestic violence in relationships. NEW MEDICARE INFORMATION on Tuesday, July 27 at 12:15 p.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. AARP volunteer advocate Stan Wozniak will give us much needed information on the new Medicare coverage. KIDS FROM WISCONSIN on Thursday, August 19 at St. Norbert College. Show at 7:30 p.m. We will leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Cost of $17.00 includes ticket and transportation. Call 822-8100 for more information. MIELKE THEATER “AS THE STOMACH TURNS” on Sunday, July 11. Show starts at 2:00 p.m. We will leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $13.00 includes ticket and transportation. We will be stopping for supper after the show at your cost. Call 822-8100 by July 1 to sign up. POT LUCK / ST. JAMES PARK CONCERT on Wednesday, July 28. Supper at 5:00 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. $2.00 for transportation to Green Bay for concert at 7:30 p.m. Theme of the concert is “Swings the Thing.” SING ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, July 9 at 10:15 a.m. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, July 14, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Light supper will be served for $2.00. July’s book is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. August’s book will be Main Street by Sinclair Lewis. Books available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. MOVIE MONDAY on July 19 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching episodes of Leave It To Beaver and I Love Lucy. Shows start at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. CARDS 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 8228100. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. 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. 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. 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 the first Tuesday of this month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. She will be here on July 13. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays July 13 & 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.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. SMEAR CARD GAME at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. 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. THURSDAY EVENING CARD GAMES. Anyone interested in forming a Thursday night card group? For more information call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR July 1 - 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 2 --- Scalloped potatoes & ham

Monday, July 5 — Closed Tuesday, July 6— Pork cutlet Wednesday, July 7 --- Beef chop suey Thursday, July 8 — Meatloaf in gravy Friday, July 9 — Turkey breast Monday, July 12 — Swedish

meatballs Tuesday, July 13 --- Shredded beef open face sandwich Wednesday, July 14 — Baked chicken Thursday, July 15 --- Salisbury steak with gravy

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Sarah’s Dance Academy dances to success

Submitted by Sarah Delvaux The 2010 dance competition season was extremely successful for one of the fastest-growing dance studios in northeastern Wisconsin, Sarah’s Dance Academy, located in downtown Pulaski. This is Sarah’s sixth year of operation and her academy’s first year of involvement with competitive dance. The studio is owned and operated by Sarah Delvaux, a 2004 graduate of Pulaski High School. Sarah’s Dance Academy’s Junior Elite Troupe Team placed first in Pom in every dance competition that it entered. Additionally, the Junior Elite Troupe Team placed first, fourth, and sixth in the Jazz Divisions. The Junior Elite Troupe Team consisted of Stephanee Morales, Destiny Temple, and Katie Vertz. These are the Wisconsin dance competitions that the Junior Elite Troupe Team entered: November 14, 2009, Star Struck, Milwaukee, first in the Pom Division; December 5, 2009, Green Bay Holiday Dance Classic, Green Bay, first in the Pom Division; March 25, Showstoppers Dance Competition Regionals, Madison, first in the Pom Division, and a Nationals Bid; April 23 to 25, Triple S

Dance Competition, Green Bay, first in the Pom Division, sixth in the Jazz Division; May 1 to 3, Dance Magic Competition, Wausau, first in the Pom Division, first in the Jazz Division, and first for Overall Dance Award; and May 8 to 9, Thunderstruck Competition, Howard, first in the Pom Division, fourth in the Jazz Division, and the Judges Award. Sarah’s Dance Academy is very proud of the dedication and hard work that went in to all of these performances, by both the dancers and their parents. Sarah’s Dance Academy looks forward to another strong season this upcoming dance year. Sarah’s Dance Academy recently completed a move from its first studio that was located at 117 W. Pulaski Street to its new spacious studio in the Wielgus building at 114 W. Pulaski Street. When finally completed, Sarah’s Dance Academy will have two instructional studios and one dance troupe studio. Sarah’s Dance Academy can be reached by phone at (920) 822-7400, by e-mail at, or at the website

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Young trap shooter is talented at hobby

Lyle Saindon, a young trap shooter, poses with many of his recent awards.

Coach Sarah Delvaux and Coach Lindsey Gorr stand behind dancers Stephanee Morales, Destiny Temple, and Katie Vertz.

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By Taylor Maccoux and Laura Dahms Lyle Saindon, age 13, has been trap shooting since he was 7 years old. Taught by his dad, Saindon developed a passion for the sport and started gaining skill and awards along the way. Trap shooting is a sport where clay pigeons are thrown into the air and participants aim at them, hoping to hit on target. Saindon loves trap shooting so much that he spends his Tuesdays and Thursdays shooting in the Pittsfield Trap Association. The sponsor for Tuesdays is the Smoky Ridge Taxidermy, and the sponsor for Thursdays is North Chase. While being one of the youngest participants, Saindon places among some of the top shooters in the area. Last year, he won two first place trophies. Also, he received a Top Gun award for being the best, most consistent shooter after averaging 23.5 out of 25 for three weeks. “It felt really good to be top gun,” said Saindon. As to other accomplishments, Saindon averages 21.66 out of 25 on Tuesdays and 21.25 on Thursdays, using his 12-gauge gun. On individual shots, he has gotten several 23s and 24s, but never a 25. The yard line distance in trap shooting goes from 16 to 27 yards, and Saindon shoots from the 21 to 23 yard line, quite the impressive distance for his age. Furthermore, on his Tuesday team, he has been the number two shooter. “My favorite part about shooting is hanging out with a lot of other people,” said Saindon. “It’s really fun.” In the future, Saindon plans on joining the trap club at Pulaski High School to further his abilities.

The Brzeczkowski brothers pose with the crash dummies. The crash dummies were a part of the Bike Rodeo that was held by State Farm Insurance in early June.

Children line up during the recent Bike Rodeo that was held in June.

School Updates PHS students selected for State Honors Music Project Some of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians are about to meet up for what could be the most rewarding musical experience of their lifetime -- Wisconsin School Music Association’s (WSMA) 2010 High School State Honors Music Project. Two talented Pulaski High School students were chosen to participate in the prestigious music project. Going to be sophomore Adam Socha, percussion, and going to be senior Kayla LaPlante, bassoon, were chosen. The High School State Honors Music Project is designed to provide musically talented students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the nation’s finest conductors in a professional and highly disciplined setting. Students are challenged to perform at their musical best throughout the rehearsal period, which culminates with an inspired performance, celebrating the reach of music education statewide. “It is truly a celebration of students, family, school and community,” said Tim Wurgler, WSMA program director. More than 1,600 students in grades 9, 10, and 11 auditioned for 429 positions in the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project ensembles. The auditions were held in seven sites across the state this past February. Students selected to participate in the WSMA High School State Honors Music Project will meet for the first time at a summer camp at UW-Green Bay. All Honors students reconvene in Madison in late October to perform at the annual Wisconsin State Music Conference. The Honors concerts celebrate the remarkable achievements of Wisconsin’s finest young musicians and are open to the public. Congratulations go to Socha and LaPlante for their talents and achievements. For more information about WSMA programs and services, go to www.wsmamusic. org.

Adam Socha

Kayla LaPlante

MSOE announces spring Dean’s List Brooke Ashley Rose, a 2009 graduate of Pulaski High School, has been added to the Dean’s List at Milwaukee School of Engineering for the spring quarter. Rose is pursuing a BS in Architectural Engineering. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher are on the Dean’s List.

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad. ~Bob Edwards

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Hemling recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Science President Obama named 103 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The educators will receive their awards in Washington, D.C. later this year. Melissa Hemling, who taught until 2009 at Pulaski High School, was a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science. Hemling now teaches at Oregon High School in Oregon, Wisconsin. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded annually to the best pre-college-level science and mathematics teachers from across the country. The winners are selected by a panel of distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and educators following an initial selection process done at the state level.  Each year the award alternates between mathematics and science teachers teaching Kindergarten through sixth grade and those teaching seventh through twelfth grades.  This year it goes to teachers teaching seventh through twelfth grades. Winners of this Presidential honor receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at their discretion. They also receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony and several days of educational and celebratory events, including visits with members of Congress and science agency leaders. Last spring at the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama called on all Americans to join the effort to elevate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education as a national priority. The President’s public-private “Educate to Innovate” initiative, which was launched last fall, has attracted more than $500 million in donations and in-kind support from corporations, philanthropies, service organizations, and others to help inspire students to pursue studies and careers in math and science.  “Science and technology have long been at the core of America’s strength and competitiveness,

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Lannoye and Fairview join forces to battle hunger Melissa Hemling and the scientists and engineers who have led America on its remarkable path to success share something very precious: science and math teachers who brought these critical subjects to life,” said President Obama. “Today we honor some of the best of these teachers and thank them for their dedication. They are inspirations not just to their students, but to the Nation and the world.” Glenn Schlender, the previous principal of Pulaski High School, nominated Hemling for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science. “The opportunities that Pulaski gave me by letting me attend a national conference and giving opportunities to grow as a teacher helped me develop my resume and win the award,” said Hemling.

Fourth graders from Lannoye and Fairview Elementary Schools teamed up to raise money for the Pulaski Food Pantry on May 28. By getting pledges for walking 100 minutes, the students raised nearly $200 for the food pantry. The students walked a route through the Fairview School Forest and around the grounds. Many students walked nearly six miles. “It was heart-warming to see the kids be so passionate about helping their community,” said Jodie Walker, Lannoye fourth grade teacher and Youth Power advisor. “Additionally, this was the third time our fourth grades had the opportunity to get together this school year. This allows them to build friendships outside of their schools that will hopefully last into middle school.”

Emily Lemmens, Mady Winans, Kaitlin Szoszorek, Jordan Busse, Sydney Szymik, and Annalise Splan walk for hunger.

Pulaski Pedal Pushers Senior bike club for anyone over 60 years old. Meets Tuesday mornings. Call Bonnie McDermid 822-3224 for more information.

Field Trip Fun By Candice Matuszak and Tim Frisch The Pulaski School District Summer Program has a program this summer called Field Trip Fun. This class is about learning about Pulaski area businesses and the Pulaski community. The class does walking field trips and they have visited Amico’s Pizza, and will be visiting the Pulaski Library, Carver Yachts, Dairy Queen, and the Post Office. The Field Trip Fun class visited Amico’s Pizza on June 14. “I think it’s great and fun for the kids. They get to see where their food comes from and how

it is made. It’s fun for the staff too,” said Gregg Owen, owner of Amico’s Pizza in Pulaski. Owen stated that this was his second time hosting the students from the class “Field Trip Fun,” and the group he held on June 14 was his largest group to date. “I would do this anytime anyone wants to bring kids in to learn about Amico’s Pizza,” said Owen. In the class Field Trip Fun, taught by Sarah Spitzer and Angie Zimmerman, there were 35 kids from grades two to five. “I like the field trips and the teachers,” said summer school student Taylor Tousey.

Jake Steinbrecher shows the students of Field Trip Fun how to toss pizza dough.

Gregg Owen, the owner of Amico’s Pizza, shows the students of Field Trip Fun the fan fire suppression system.

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School Board Submitted by Trudy Wied Secretary to the Board of Education Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Minutes CALL TO ORDER Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. BOARD OF EDUCATION AWARDS AND RECEPTION ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Jeff Rasmussen (arrived at 6:55pm), Cindy Hendricks and William Hynes Board members absent: Trina Townsend Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, John Matczak, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel Jerad Marsh, Erik Olson, Amy Uelmen and Colleen Miner. Guests attending: Deb Schneider, Donna Severson, Diane Traub, Alan Wood, Terri Ainsworth, Joanne Hagedorn, Denise Smurawa, Mary Schroeder, Rita Skalecki, Tracey Szymanski, Donna Watermolen, Jessica Korth, Lois Selle, Pete Liss, Katie Titler, Rick Wied, Sue Dishaw Britz and Melissa Their Collar CITIZENS’ FORUM No one appeared before the board DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- Please let Trudy Wied know if you will be attending the Staff Banquet on May 12th, Graduation on May 26th or 8th grade graduation on June 1st . There will be a Board Workshop on June 2 in place of the board meeting. 2. PAY BILLS McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 3. MINUTES Hynes moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on April 28, 2010. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. PERSONNEL REPORT – None 2010-2011 LUNCH PRICES Wernicke moved, Hynes seconded, to approve the 2010-2011 lunch prices as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIP – DANCE TEAM Hynes moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve the Dance Team going to Minneapolis Minnesota in February 2011 for the United Performing Association National Dance Competition as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 1 abstained (McKeefry) REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE PAROCHIAL/ PRIVATE ATTENDANCE AREAS FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR McKeefry moved, Hynes seconded, to approve the Parochial/ Private attendance areas for the 2010-2011 as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. PULASKI COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2010-2011 BUILDING AND DEPARTMENT BUDGETS The Board moved into LGI 1 and the administrators presented proposed building budgets. CLOSED SESSION

Hynes moved, Wernicke seconded, to consider adjournment to closed session at 8:18PM per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c & e) to discuss paraprofessional layoffs, and PBDA grievance 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. OPEN SESSION Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to reconvene into open session. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:30P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

Submitted by Trudy Wied Secretary to the Board of Education Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: P a m Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Cindy Hendricks, William Hynes (6:16 pm), Student Representative, Kyle Forsberg and new Student Representative, Michael Schreder (6:08 pm) Board members absent: Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel, John Matczak, Dexter McNabb and Amy Uelman Guests attending: Barb Forsberg, Joanne Hagendorn, Teresa Wargo, Donna Severson, Pete Liss, Tracey Szymanski, Terri Ainsworth, Lori Hudson, Tina Caelwarts, Alan Wood CITIZENS’ FORUM No one came before the board DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE’S REPORT – Kyle Forsberg shared what is happening at the high school and introduced the new Student Representative, Michael Schreder. BOARD REPORTThere will be a Board Workshop on June 2, 2010 in the library at the high school. The board set the date and time for the Annual Meeting for September 15th. The regular meeting will be at 6:00

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and Annual meeting at 7:30pm. Then go back to a regular board meeting (right after the annual meeting) to set the levy 3. PAY BILLS Wernicke moved, Townsend seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Rasmussen moved, Denzer seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on May 5, 2010 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – None BUDGET REPORT – Pam Kercheval reported on the budget through April and how we are doing on it. DEBT REFINANCING – Pam Kercheval reported on debt refinancing and what debt could be refinanced. PEEP (4K) ROUTES FOR 2010-2011 – Dr. Lightner’s recommendation is to allow the administration to post for midday four-year-old route drivers, include those route drivers in the union and lower our overtime costs. McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to concur with the administrations recommendation to separate the 4k midday routes. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. INTEGRATED TECHNICAL TRANSPORTATION SOLUTION’S FOR SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY For the last several months the District has been investigating and exploring a number of technology related solutions for the Transportation Department. The solutions are aimed at the following issues; 1. To ensure efficiency in the era of scarce resources 2. To improve safety. 3. To improve communication. 4. To ensure accountability. Joanne Hagedorn, from the technology department, presented her findings. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss employee performance, employee compensation and PBDA negotiations. OPEN SESSION Townsend moved, Hynes seconded, to reconvene into open session. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Townsend moved, Rasmussen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 P.M. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

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Summer school students practice guitar

Liberty, a bald eagle from the Wildlife Sanctuary, visited Hillcrest Elementary School in May. Special thanks go to Chris Powless and Jody Sperduto for coordinating this educational multicultural wildlife experience for Hillcrest students.

Hillcrest students learn about the bald eagle and its significant importance in the Native American culture.

Nischke receives agricultural award By Katie Christopherson shley Nischke of Pulaski A High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Awards, sponsored by Monsanto Company. Nischke, the daughter of Wayne and Connie Nischke, received this award for excellence in academics, leadership, and agricultural work experience. Nischke’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included serving as Pulaski FFA Chapter Sentinel, Food for America Co-Chair, State and National FFA Convention attendee, and key agricultural supporter. Joshua Rusk is Nischke’s agricultural education instructor at Pulaski High School. “Ashley is an amazing student. She has shown so much maturity, integrity, and professionalism over the past year and is a great advocate for agricultural education. She is always promoting agriculture and her fellow students in such a positive manner,” said Rusk. This year the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 63rd anniversary. Over these 63 years, more than 164,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which had become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. In 2009, nearly 2,000 students in 49 of the 50 states were recognized with this award. “I was so shocked to be chosen to receive this award,” said Nischke. As the winner of the 2010 Award, Nischke’s name will be inscribed on a permanent plaque displayed at Pulaski High School.

Lois Holewinski plays guitar with her summer school students.

By Taylor Maccoux and Laura Dahms The group guitar class at PCMS is taught by Lois Holewinski, who instructs students on how to play guitar. This is Holewinski’s third year teaching summer school. She teaches about 14 students per class and six classes a day. “I really like music. The class is really fun,” said Laura Epps, a

student in the guitar class. Students from grades three to nine learn how to play rhythms, strum chords, pick notes, and play tab on guitar. By learning different major and minor sounds, the students are able to play songs such as “We Will Rock You,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Jamaican Farewell,” and “Hound Dog.” Holewinski said, “The kids love playing the songs, especially for an audience.”

Students practice building skills

On June 14, summer school students visited the Pulaski News to learn about the process of the newspaper. Summer school students, teacher Sarah Spitzer, and aid Chelsea Brown are excited to learn about how the paper is written and paginated.

Jackie Markowski and her summer school students display the rollercoaster they made.

By Taylor Maccoux and Laura Dahms In the LEGOs, Knex, building galore class at PCMS, teacher Jackie Markowski helps summer school students build ingenuity and models. This is Markowski’s fourth year teaching summer school, and she has two classes a day with 26 students in every class. “The class really enhances their creativity, which is great,” said Markowski.

The second group of summer school students with teacher Angie Zimmerman visit the Pulaski News. Students were fascinated by the computer-generated paper process.

Students in grades one through four practice cooperation, working together, problem solving, and following directions. Activities include going over rules, receiving a mission of what to build each day, signing up for the project of choice, and later showing off models during the free play/discovery time. “I like building with LEGOs. I’m really good at inventions and creating stuff,” said Garret Horn, a student in the class.

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District employees’ services recognized

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Challis earns a bachelor’s degree Wendy Challis of Pulaski earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from Lakeland College in May. Lakeland awarded degrees to 761 graduates at the college’s 148th commencement exercise. A total of 405 graduates participated in the ceremony in the

Todd Wehr Center. Lakeland awarded 518 undergraduate degrees, 320 to students who attended classes through Lakeland’s Kellett School of Adult Education and 198 to students from the college’s full-time program at its main campus in Sheboygan County.

Fairview forest gets cleaned up

Staff members with 30 years of service are recognized at the Staff Recognition Banquet.

By Laura Dahms and Taylor Maccoux The district thanked the 2010 Pulaski School District retirees and long-term staff for their years of dedication and service at the Staff Recognition Banquet. The banquet was held at Rock Garden in Green Bay on May 12. Awards were given at 6:30 p.m. in the separate categories, arranged by the number of years an employee worked. Staff under the 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 25 years, 30 years, 35 years, 40 years, retiree, and service award categories were recognized. Those honored for 10 years were Jessica Belanger, Kelly Blackford, Kelly Brennan Calaway, Joseph Diefenthaler, Sandy Harvey, Stephanie Heezen, Barbara Kleczka, Timothy Kozlovsky, Jennifer Kurczek, Anthony Logue III, Amy McKeefry, Christie Nimmer, Veda

Nordgren, Sarah Olson, Mary Pierson, Tina Rosner, Jacqueline Salewski, Joel Schauske, Jane School, Denise Smurawa, Tracy Teske, Gail Toonen, Suzanne Vanden Heuvel, Billi Jo Vertz, Michele Wasielewski, Patricia Wasielewski, Amy Wendricks, Tracy Wiedeman, and Amy Wright. Those honored for 15 years were Jacqueline Baumann, Gary Birr, Andrew Bock, Diane Chartrand, Paula Johnson, Christopher Karcz, Mary Ludlow, LeRoy Perz, Rybak, Susan Tucker, Brenda Wertel, and Rhoda Wood. Those honored for 20 years were Elizabeth Babik, Mary Brusky, Mary Demerath, Nancy Duchateau, Debra Graf, Susan Hyland, Karen LaLuzerne, Karen Mihalski, Joann Rosenberg, Lois Selle, and Amy Tubbs. Those honored for 25 years

were Peggy Gauthier and Karl Kralapp. Those honored for 30 years were Richard Baranczyk, Christine Dorn, Susan Hancock, Debra Manincor, Mary Marlowe, and Jeffrey Miller. Those honored for 35 years were LeLony Michlig-Radtke and Nancy Salmon. The person honored for 40 years was Beverly Heling. The retirees were Patricia Berg, Geraldine Bonnin, Christine Kozub, Clarice Pasch, Linda Peterson, Janice Strzelecki, Susan Tucker, and Sharon Vanden Heuvel. Those honored with service awards were Melissa Carpenter and Christina Jablonski. The Pulaski School District says “thank you” to all of the staff who committed themselves to the district for so many years.

There was quite a bustle in the Fairview School forest on May 29. Parents, staff, and students showed up donning work gloves, bug repellant, and ambition to get the outdoor classroom area cleaned up. The construction of a new multipurpose shelter created piles of branches and logs that needed to be removed. The shelter is scheduled to be completed this summer and will

provide for many educational opportunities for Fairview students. “It is wonderful to see parents take such an active role managing our school forest so students can learn about our environment firsthand. Our parents went beyond the call of duty and worked tirelessly doing everything from construction of our multipurpose shelter to cutting and picking up brush,” said Neil Hamel.

Fairview parents Leeann Nooyen and Glen Kranning feed the chipper as student Barrett Gohr supervises.

Wasielewski recognized by “Officer Bob” program

Josie Wasielewski stands with Glenbrook Principal Mary Connolly and her third grade teacher Shara Brunke after being honored with the “Youth of Character” award.

By Tammy Brzeczkowski Third grader Josie Wasielewski was recently presented with the “Youth of Character” award given through the “Officer Bob” program. Wasielewski was nominated by Shara Brunke, her third grade teacher at Glenbrook Elementary School. “Josie can be described as kind, sweet, gentle-mannered,

and respectful,” said Brunke in her nomination essay. “She follows the rules, both hidden and displayed, and encourages her classmates to do the same.” The award recognizes students who overcome the challenges of today by displaying many of the following characteristics: respect for others and authority, responsibility, compassion and empathy for others, self-discipline, good

citizenship, honesty, courage, and perseverance. The program eventually hopes to provide educational materials on these behaviors to schools and other youth agencies. “Listening to all of the awards and seeing the greatness of what these children are doing without being told to do or without knowing they are doing it, reminds everyone of the goodness that this world still has,” said Robin Wasielewski, Josie’s mother. Wasielewski was honored for her characteristics on June 12 at Rock Garden Supper Club in Green Bay. There were 24 recipients award this year. Wasielewski received a trophy, a special ribbon, and a $100 check. The mission of the Officer Bob Program is to promote social responsibility and non-violent behaviors in children and youth, as well as adults. The program seeks to prevent violent acts through education and public awareness. Officer Bob Etter, Jr., was a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and was killed in the line of duty on July 22, 2002, when a driver of a truck intentionally drove into the side of his parked squad car. His wife Toni carries on Bob’s mission through the program. To learn more about “Officer Bob” program, check out

Fairview principal Erik Olson gathers branches for the chipper as fifth grade teacher Neil Hamel readies the chainsaw for action.

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Gerry Bonnin

Gerry Bonnin

1. How long have you been employed by the Pulaski District? Did you have any other significant employment prior to being employed by the Pulaski District? I have been employed by the Pulaski District for 23 years. 2. What is your educational background? I graduated from Pulaski High School. 3. Of what accomplishments are you most proud? I am most proud of my family. 4. What do you do in your spare time? What do you plan to do after retirement? I am going to relax and spend time with my family and friends. 5. Could you please tell us about your spouse and family? I have been with Lloyd for 53 years. I have four children, nine grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. 6. Reflect upon your years of service to the district and share your thoughts. I enjoyed the people I worked with and watching the kids grow, some of them being my own grandkids.

move into the new high school was wonderful. 4. What do you do in your spare time? What do you plan to do after retirement? I like to go up north with the family and read. I’m hoping to take some classes myself. There is so much to learn about. Lifelong learning keeps life interesting! 5. How has the district changed since you first started working here? We started out with an audiovisual department—now we have the very vital Technology Department. 6. Could you please tell us about your spouse and family? My husband and I have been married 41 years, and we have a cat. Our son and daughter-in-law have given us two precious grandchildren to have fun with. 7. What things concern you about the future? Global competition means we need a steady stream of scientists, engineers, and people who communicate well. My wish is that a graduate of Pulaski may help to find a cure for cancer someday. 8. Reflect upon your years of service to the district and share your thoughts. I have been very lucky and privileged to work with and serve the Pulaski Community in education. I hope that, even in a small way, my efforts helped students and teachers with their work.

Janice Strzelecki

Linda Peterson 1. How long have you been employed by the Pulaski District? Did you have any other significant employment prior to being employed by the Pulaski District? I have been employed by the Pulaski District for 30 and a half years. 2. Why did you choose the Pulaski Community School District for employment? After auditing a class on child development, my neighbor told me there was an opening for work during the school year in our district. It became my favorite place to work. 3. Of what accomplishments are you most proud? Over the years, I learned about catalog records for books and materials. For the first time, we computer-automated the library for our patrons. Also the big

Janice Strzelecki

1. How long have you been employed by the Pulaski District? Did you have any other significant employment prior to being employed by the Pulaski District? I was employed with the Pulaski School District for 17 years. Before my custodial position, I worked as a cashier, cleaning and stocking shelves for businesses in town. From 1973 until 1987, Ed and I farmed. 2. What is your educational background? My education was at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, grades one through eight. I then went on to St. Joseph Academy, graduating in 1961. 3. Why did you choose the

Pulaski Community School District for employment? I started as a sub-custodian in 1991. I applied for part-time in 1992 and full time after a couple of years. I retired on July 31, 2009. 4. Of what accomplishments are you most proud? I took pride in my work and doing my best. I always tried to have a smile and say hello to students, staff, and visitors. I was especially proud when a visitor would comment on the cleanliness of our High School compared to others they had entered. 5. What do you do in your spare time? What do you plan to do after retirement? My spare time is spent keeping appointments, shopping, and cleaning the house. The best of all is time with my family and friends. The future holds gardening when weather permits. 6. How has the district changed since you first started working here? The district has changed since my hire. There was a new high school building and additions to others. There have been new teachers, many more students, and the replacement of administrators. 7. Could you please tell us about your spouse and family? I married Edward in 1964. We were blessed with six children: Scott, Robert, Genine Rutz, James, Wayne, and Kevin. More family includes two daughters-inlaw, Chantel and Dana; one sonin-law, Tony; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. 8. What things concern you about the future? I am looking forward to the future of brighter tomorrows. Everyday is a marvelous day especially if the sun shines. It’s for sure our weather doesn’t always cooperate. 9. Reflect upon your years of service to the district and share your thoughts. I wish everyone a million tomorrows, good health, good smiles, and good friends.

Susan Tucker

Susan Tucker

1. How long have you been employed by the Pulaski District? Did you have any other significant employment prior to being employed by the Pulaski District? I’ve been employed by Pulaski Community Schools for 15 years. Prior to that, I was a speech therapist for Brown County working in their Early Childhood programs in both Ashwaubenon and Pulaski. 2. What is your educational background? I received my degree in speech therapy from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh in 1974, and I have earned 36 more graduate credits through the years in courses to stay current in my field. 3. Why did you choose the Pulaski Community School District for employment? While working for Brown County, I was placed in the early childhood program at Hillcrest School. When a speech therapy position opened within PCSD, Bill Derricks, student services director, contacted me and offered me the position. Bill’s ethical character that showed through his straight-forward answers convinced me that PCSD was the best choice for me. 4. Of what accomplishments are you most proud? Through the years, I’ve greatly increased my knowledge of teaching communication skills to

students on the autism spectrum and have taught alternative assistive communication to students who were unable to communicate verbally. I have also been named a Teacher of Distinction twice by Partners in Education. 5. What do you do in your spare time? What do you plan to do after retirement? In my spare time I sing in my church choir, assist my PEO chapter in promoting education and earning scholarship money for women, volunteer for Brown County Civic Music, and spend time with my one year old grandson, Liam! I will continue these activities, travel, and I hope to become a mentor for the Literacy Council of Brown County. 6. How has the district changed since you first started working here? The District developed a central Middle School and Glenbrook changed from a K-8 school to a K-5 school and added their own early Childhood Classes. Kindergarten changed from half time (remember the red days/ blue days schedule?) to full time classes daily. The District began serving breakfast and, this past year, added four year old kindergarten to a number of sites in the District. 7. Could you please tell us about your spouse and family? My husband, Ed, is a pricing manager for Schneider National. We have three grown daughters and two son-in-laws (with the third wedding planned for August, 2010). We have one grandson who, of course, is the brightest little boy, and who makes us smile whenever we see him! 8. What things concern you about the future? I see a great number of people forming their opinions based on emotion instead of seeking out factual information before deciding how they feel or what course of action they should take. We need less emotion and more conversations with the goal of consensus and positive movement, forward. 9. Reflect upon your years of service to the district and share your thoughts. I have truly enjoyed my 15 years as a speech therapist for Pulaski Community Schools. I have met many bright, caring, and creative colleagues who have challenged me to continue to learn and find new ways to motivate and teach. I have also worked with hundreds of children who brought joy into my life through their laughter as we worked together to improve their speaking skills. What could be better?


Good pitching will beat good hitting any time, and vice versa. ~Bob Veale

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Panthers drop two close games Submitted by Dale Krumrai The Hofa Park Panthers dropped two Dairyland League games to start the month of June to drop the team to a 2-3 record. The Panthers traveled to Hortonville to take on the Stars on May 30. Dave Landers took a heartbreaking loss, allowing one unearned run on 8 hits, one walk and striking out 3. The Stars prevailed by a score of 2-0 on a very well-played game. The Stars scored a single run in the second inning and an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth for the victory. Hofa Park only managed 4 hits in the contest with singles by Cody Haase, Tyler Jacobson, and Troy Leiskau. Matt Zittlow had the only extra base hit for the Panthers with a one out double in the fourth inning. On June 6, the Shawano Lobos visited Krumrai Memorial Field in Hofa Park in another hardfought game. There was no score through 7 innings in the contest until Shawano plated 3 runs in the top of the eighth to take the lead. Hofa Park scored a single run in the bottom of the ninth to make the final score 3-1, but the Panthers had the tying runs on base with no outs and left the bases loaded to end the game. Matt Zittlow walked to start the inning, Tyler Jacobson followed with a single, and Jeff Lajeunesse singled home Zittlow. One out later John Jarosinski singled to load the bases, but the threat was wiped out with a strike out and a fly out to end the game. Dave Landers again pitched a great game throwing 8 innings, allowing only 4 hits while walking 3 and striking out 9 Lobos. He also hit 4 batters in the game. John Jarosinski had 2 hits for the Panthers while 4 others had one. The Panthers’ schedule includes a league game June 19 at Nichols at 1:30 p.m., the annual old timers’ game on June 20 at 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Hofa Park picnic. On June 23, Hofa Park visited Navarino for a non-league game at 7:30 p.m. and then will travel to Bonduel on July 2 to take on the Broncos in a Dairyland League game at 7:30 p.m.

Go to Pulaski Developmental Football Camp this July July 20-22 from 9:30-Noon All Athletes Entering Grades 7-9 At Pulaski High School Practice Fields Phase #1: Athletes will be taught movement fundamentals that will focus on improving overall athletic ability. Daily speed and flexibility sessions will be ran focusing on making athletes more explosive, faster, stronger, and quicker. Phase #2: Athletes will concentrate on all the basic fundamental skills needed to become a better/successful football player and athlete that include: running, throwing, blocking, tackling, kicking, punting, snapping, and catching skills. Phase #3: Athletes will work on position specific skills using a typical high school practice routine. The campers will be taught individual, group, and team concepts and strategies. We will be introducing the concepts of the offensive and defensive schemes that will be used in the fall season. This is a jump start to the season, just like the Packer’s Mini-Camp. Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday July 20-22, 7:30-10:00 a.m. at Pulaski High School. Check in will be at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20 on the PHS practice field behind the high school. Daily schedule: Stretching/Agility Routine, Individual Skill Development, Team Strategy & Knowledge, & 2010 Pulaski Offensive & Defensive Packages Staff: Dennis Bogacz, Head Football Coach & Freshmen Coaching Staff & past Pulaski Players. Equipment Needed: Molded football cleats or athletic shoes, athletic clothes, and a water bottle. Cost: $15.00 per camper. (Call Dennis Bogacz at 822-6820 if you have any questions) Freshmen Football Camp-Registration Deadline is July 20, 2010— We will accept same day camp entrees --------Detach Here-----------------------Make checks to Pulaski Football. Mail payment and parent’s signature to: Dennis Bogacz, Pulaski High School, 1040 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski, WI 54162. Camper’s Name:____________________________________ Parent’s Name:_____________________________________ Address: _________________________________________ City & State________________________________________ Daytime Phone:____________________________________ Work Phone:_______________________________________ Adult Shirt Size (circle):






Grade Entering in Fall____________ Defensive Position: (Circle) DB LB DL Offensive Position: (Circle) QB RB WR OL Parent/Guardian Statement: I hereby authorize the directors of the Pulaski Pride Camp to act according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention. I hereby release and waive the PHS staff from any and all liability for any injury or illness. I have no knowledge of any physical impairment of the camper. Parent’s Signature__________________________________

Births and Deaths Births

June 7, 2010 Hendershot, Angela and Donald Sobieski, daughter June 11, 2010 Murphy, Julie and Jason Pulaski, daughter June 11, 2010 Dorn, Charity and Douglas Pulaski, son June 12, 2010 Rutkowski, Kylie and Aaron Green Bay, daughter June 12, 2010 Pautz, Heather and Honzik, Brandon Green Bay, son June 15, 2010 Richards, Vicky and Bigelow, Robert Pulaski, son


Births and deaths are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. If you wish to place a photo with your announcement, there will be a $20 fee. Contact Laurie at 822-6800 for more information.

Brice, Mary Louise

Mary Louise Brice, 85, Allouez, died June 18, 2010. She was born June 25, 1924, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the second child of Henry and Blanche (Godin) Jacques. Her family lived near the Brule Dam in Florence where her father was the manager and operator of the dam. After high school she attended St. Mary’s School of nursing in Green Bay and graduated in 1945. She worked at that hospital after her graduation and met her future husband, John Brice. They were married on April 24, 1946, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. Mary worked as a registered nurse at both St. Mary’s Hospital and the Brown County Mental Health Center until her retirement in 1984. Following retirement she volunteered for many organizations. She became a guardian for a resident at the Brown County Mental Heath Center. Mary was also an advocate for the elderly, helping distribute communion to residents of Western Village. Mary became an associate member of the Sisters of Crondolet. Here she found comfort and developed strong friendships with the clergy and the lay people. Mary would also volunteer at the Salvation Army and helped serve meals at the homeless shelter. She received an award as one of the 10 most-admired seniors in Wisconsin for all of her community involvement. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, and painting in both oils and watercolors. She traveled to Europe and South Africa. She leaves a legacy of wisdom, love, and laughter.

Brunner, Roman

Roman L. Brunner, 84, Kunesh, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, June 10, 2010. He was born in Green Bay on April 21, 1926, to the late Peter and Elizabeth (Alsteen) Brunner. On July 13, 1957, he married the former Janet Tease. The couple would have been married 53 years in July. Roman and Janet farmed in Kunesh all of their married life. He also worked at Anston Feed Mill for many years. Roman was an active member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville, where he served as a custodian. He also served as a caretaker and gravedigger for the parish cemetery for several years.

In his later years, he drove tractor for his son, Mike, on the farm and was always there to create or fix all kinds of things. He loved to garden. Roman was meticulous with his gladiola bulbs and enjoyed sharing them with others who he knew would enjoy them. Survivors include his wife, Janet; one son and daughter-inlaw, Michael (Marlene) Brunner, Kunesh; one daughter, Mary Brunner, Pulaski; six grandchildren, Peter, David (fiancée Jessica), Cristine, William, Benjamin, and Julie; one greatgrandson, Joshua Roman; one brother and sister-in-law, Sylvester (Lucille) Brunner; one sister-in-law, Donna Brunner; a brother-in-law and sister-inlaw, Gerald (Betty) Tease; two sisters-in-law, Caroline Denis and Margie Tease, all of Green Bay, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Billy Joe; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Francis (Helen) Brunner, Richard (Evelyn) Brunner, and Arnold Brunner; two sisters and brothersin-law; Agnes (George) DuChateau and Rita (Macy) Kryzanek; his nephew and godchild, Wayne Roman DuChateau; his father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Louis and Anna (Allard) Tease; four brothers-in-law, Clifford (Alice) Tease, Cletus Tease, Ralph (Catherine) Tease, and Louis Tease, Jr.; and six sisters-in-law, Myrtle (Elmer) LeBeau, Lucille Counard, Delores (Cletus) Aschenbrenner, Ida Mae Tease, Doris (Raymond) Driessen and Evelyn (Bert) Bersie.

Fett, Beverly A.

Beverly A. Fett (Mrs. Gary),

67, Walhain, died June 13, 2010, at a local hospital. She was born February 6, 1943, in Algoma, to the late Earl and Dorothy (Dart) Borley. On November 3, 1962, Beverly married Gary J. Fett at Holy Trinity Church, Casco. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Gary; and their children, Cheryl (Danny) Green, Alaska; Randy Fett, Pulaski; Debbie (Mike) DeJardin, Lincoln; Brenda (Allen) Rollin, Sobieski; Kevin (Chris) Fett, Green Bay; Russell Fett, Walhain; 24 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Sue) Borley, Dale (Faith) Borley, all of Luxemburg; four sisters, Judy (Gary) Vandenhouten, Elaine (Duane) Jeanquart, all of Luxemburg; Jillaine (Don) Charles, Rosiere; Nancy (Carl) Wertel, Denmark; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson Zachary, and one sister Janice (Richard) Hamachek.

Fischer, Bernard D. “Ben”

Bernard Daniel “Ben” Fischer, 81, of the town of Maple Grove, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at his home. Born on

October 26, 1928, in the town of Angelica, he was the son of the late Adolph and Minnie (Laub) Fischer. Ben lived all of his life in the Angelica area and graduated from Pulaski High School. On October 23, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beverly Young in Zachow. Together the couple made their home in the Angelica area where Ben farmed. Beverly preceded him in death on October 10, 1978. Although Ben farmed most of his life, he also drove semi for Morley Murphy and had owned and operated the Silver Dollar Bar for 19 years. On November 11, 1981, he married Sharon T. Giannunzio. Ben was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in the Town of Angelica. Ben is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Russell (Debra) Fischer, Angelica; seven stepchildren, Cheryl Giannunzio, Florida; Mark (Debbie) Giannunzio, Marshfield; Darla (Tom) Salamonski, Green Bay; Kelly (Tracey) Giannunzio, Green Bay; Joey (Stephanie) Giannunzio, Green Bay; Tina (Mike) Roche, Madison; Scott (Heather) Giannunzio, Green Bay; 14 stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Maynard Fischer, Pulaski. Bernard was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly; his parents; a sister, Norma; and two brothers, Adolph Jr., and Charlie.

Leanna, Warren

arren Leanna, 79, Green W Bay, born June 2, 1931, passed away on June 9, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer with his family around him. He was born in Green Bay, to the late Louis and Marie Leanna. Warren graduated from Catholic Central High School and worked at Housing Allowance. He loved playing the trumpet and was one of the original members of the Allouez Town Band. He loved to garden, hunt, and golf. His favorite thing was spending time with his family. Warren was also an active member of St. Matthew Church. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Patricia Leanna, Green Bay; two sons, Jeff Leanna, Green Bay; and Todd Leanna, Yelm, Washington; two daughters, Sally (Paul) Bettine, Green Bay; and Lori (Al) Jarosinski, Pulaski; grandchildren, Nicole Matschullat, Jeremy (Erin) Leanna, Shelly (Dan) Bulich, Katie (John) Naniot, Kristi (Steve) Jaworski, Mike Klimek, Devon (Mike) Habermeyer, Felicia Jarosinski, Calvin Jarosinski and Ashley Leanna; great- grandchildren, Crichton, Keegan, Alicia, Jarrod, Dylan, Emily, and Lily. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Leanna, and his daughter-in-law Julie Leanna.

They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body. ~Author Unknown

Thursday, July 1, 2010 Perry, Judy (England)

J udy Perry died unexpectedly after a short illness June 9, 2010, at the age of 58. Judy always said “If you can’t laugh about it, it is not worth worrying about.” She loved adventure and had many of them. She was born in Wisconsin, but her heart was in Tennessee. Judy was the daughter of Russell and Lois England of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. She is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Jera and Matthew Diederich, De Pere; and seven grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Joann) England, Plainfield, Illinois; John (Joan) England, Pulaski; Don (Judith) England, De Pere; Sidney (Julie) England, New York; Allen (Karen) England, Peshtigo; sisters, Nancy Croake, Green Bay; Suzanne (Charles) Kupchik, Indiana; and many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her parents Russell and Lois England and by her brothers Russell, Jr., Glen, and David.

Rusniak, Noreen

On June 16, 2010, Noreen unexpectedly bid farewell on earth in the morning hours. She was born in Hofa Park on September 13, 1925, to Paul and Lottie Presny and spent her young life on the farm. After graduating from Pulaski High School in 1942, she enrolled in Floral Design School in Chicago, Illinois. On June 8, 1946, she married Felix (Phil) Rusniak at Assumption B.V.M Church in Pulaski. The couple spent the next several years in Chicago and moved back to Pulaski in 1959, at which time they opened Pulaski Floral Shoppe. After 28 years in business, she retired in 1988 in order to enjoy time at the lake with her husband and family and friends. Noreen loved fishing, camping, and sitting around the fire telling stories. She was a fantastic cook. She also had many other talents. Noreen made beautiful floral designs. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and embroi-

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dering pillow cases. She also was an avid reader, always put puzzles together, and liked to do circle-a-word and crossword puzzles. Noreen’s favorite hobby or passion was playing cards, especially poker and pinochle, for many, many years with many wonderful ladies, and most recently with Alice, Evelyn, Suz, Carol, and her chauffeur Loraine, who was always there to pick her up. Noreen truly loved these ladies and spending time with them. She was also active in her poker club. Noreen was an active member and past-President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #337, in Pulaski. She was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where she belonged to and was a past President of the St. Anne’s Society. She was a member of the Golden Age Club, the Pulaski Housing Authority Board, and a volunteer at the Pulaski Senior Center. Noreen is survived by her son, Lawrence (Randi) Rusniak and her daughter, Geraldine (Raphael) Majewski; her grandchildren, Danielle, Darci and Nicole, Brett, Brooke, Raquel, Rachelle and Roxann and their families; her great-grandchildren, Sierena, Kailah, McKenah, Brohden, Spencer Jr., Dustin, Nicole, Katelyn, Garrett, Allison, Cody, Courtney, Colton, Ali, Nichole, Tylor, Madyson, Teah, Maria, and Kali. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews; her godchildren, Patrick Rusniak, Carol Kleist, Brad Kleist, and Darci McNab; two sisters-in-law, Marie and Terry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix “Phil” Rusniak, who was a WWII veteran. She was also preceded in death by her sisters; Angeline and Virginia, and her brothers, Edward, Richard and Paul; nieces, Joanie, Kathie, and Judith, and infant Rusnak nephew, Dick Winter; sisters-in-law, Joyce, Erna, Della, Theresa, Mary, and Anna, and brothers-in-law, Steve, Earl, Vernal, John, Gene, Joe, Stanley, Walter, Mike, and Pete.


State loan sparks controversy

Governor Jim Doyle addresses the state loan for Marquis Yachts and speaks of the history of the company and the state’s economic standing.

By Timothy Frisch and Kevin Ripley For seven recent months on the eastern side of Pulaski sat astonishingly vacant lots, the remnants of what was Carver Yachts. Two years ago, nobody would’ve had the slightest hint of the company going bankrupt in the near future. However, that thought became a reality. As you drive down highway 32, you will now notice that the manufacturing plants have sprung back to life under a new name—Marquis Yachts. Workers who had lost their jobs due to the bankruptcy have a renewed hope for income with the aid and guidance of Governor Jim Doyle and co-owner of Marquis Yachts, Irwin Jacobs. Doyle visited Pulaski June 8 to announce that the state will

provide Marquis Yachts, LLC, with up to $1.5 million in loans from the Community Development Block Grant program of the Department of Commerce. This funding will assist in the company’s completing a $5.75 million acquisition which will create 315 full-time jobs in Pulaski. According to Keith Chambers, the Pulaski Village President, the “loan” actually becomes forgivable once Marquis reaches 315 employees, turning it into stimulus money. Already 275 workers are employed by the company. “We are ahead of schedule,” said Jacobs speaking about the employment. “I think we are going to surprise our customers and competition.” He said that they use a “magic formula” that has enabled them to perform “true miracles” in past

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen

Thursday, July 1, 2010 years. Doyle said that before 2008, Wisconsin had a 4.2 percent unemployment rate, “one of the best in the country.” Now he can see signs of the economy coming back. “This is the kind of long-term investment we need to make,” said Doyle. “Not many places can make yachts like this. Our economy is based on building things and on agriculture—not playing with Wall Street.” Doyle also visited Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac, which has shown noticeable improvements, but, according to Jacobs, nobody can compete with Marquis. Jacobs said, “Prior to the economic downturn, in just five or six years [Carver] became the largest 50-foot yacht manufacturer in the world… It was an emotional experience when the plant shut down.” “Emotional,” perhaps, for more than just employees of Carver. Chambers found 19 companies in the school district which conducted business with Carver that got hurt in bankruptcy. “Local individuals, people we know, were hurt,” said Chambers. “I want to make it clear that I am all for Marquis existing, growing, and providing jobs to the community,” said Chambers. “I disagree with the governor unilaterally deciding that 1.5 million dollars of stimulus money should go into Marquis. I really do not believe that the money will stay local… eventually the money will leave the community and cross the border (to Jacobs) into Minnesota. “In my mind the governor would better serve the area by giving the money to the Village so we could manage it, use it locally, make sure it is used properly, and use it for the intent of stimulus money: to develop our economy.” Around $60 million has been invested in the new Marquis Yachts, and, for Jacobs, $100 million has been lost from the bankruptcy. Marquis will be putting up four yacht centers, in-water dealerships, where customers can feel and touch the boats without having to buy one. There will be one center in Georgia, two in Florida, and one in Europe. Both Chambers and Doyle hope that in the coming months and years, Marquis becomes a great growing business in our economy.

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Congratulations to MCL Industries in Pulaski for winning the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Business Growth Award for 2010. MCL Industries has embraced Lean manufacturing practices to stay competitive, resulting in top international manufacturers jumping on board. The award was given at the Business Recognition Luncheon. Gary Lofquist of MCL receives the award from Paul Jadin, President of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Karla Killinger, the winner of the Vern’s Hardware $1,000 giveaway, receives the check from Vern Novinska with her husband Brian and daughters Brooklyn and Ella. Killinger said, “We are not sure yet on how we will spend our winnings. I was very surprised when Vern called me that I won. Vern and his crew are always there to answer any questions and help. It is nice to go into a hardware store that is local and know they are there to help you with any of your needs.”

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Pulaski News

Lori Stephan

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

-Thursday, July 1, 2010 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 more information on real estate and foreclosure procedures call Lori Stephan @ 822.4663 or email lori@countrypriderealty. com.

Are municipal bonds right for you? Submitted by Andy Sulskis, Edward Jones Tax season “officially” ended on April 15. Yet you can explore tax-smart investment opportunities all year round. And when you’re looking at the fixedincome side of your portfolio, you may want to consider two possibilities: municipal bonds and Build America Bonds. You’ve probably heard of municipal bonds, but you may not be familiar with how they work. You can find two key types of municipal bonds: General obligation bonds finance the daily operations of a municipality or school district, while revenue bonds finance hospitals, utilities, airports, affordable housing and other public works. So when you purchase a “muni,” you are helping support a community. Of course, your investment will bring you some tangible benefits, too. First, you’ll receive regular interest payments. Furthermore, these payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes — and possibly state and local income taxes, too. If you’re in an upper income bracket, you may find munis to be especially valuable. (Keep in mind, though,

that some “private activity bonds,” which are typically used to finance airports, housing or stadiums that can benefit private entities, may be subject to the alternative minimum tax, or AMT.) Build America Bonds (BABs) share some similarities with tax-free municipal bonds, although BABs are taxable investments. BABs provide capital to municipalities so that they can build or improve infrastructure, including schools, roads, public buildings and so on. The U.S. Treasury pays state or local government issuers a subsidy equal to 35% of the interest they pay investors for buying the bonds. BABs have proved quite popular among institutional investors, such as pension funds, that typically don’t benefit from tax-free municipal bonds. But are they right for you? It all depends on your individual situation. If you owned a BAB, your interest payments would be federally taxable, but you might get some state tax breaks if you live in the state where the bond is issued. Many BABs have long-term maturities, which may not be

a problem if you’re buying the bond for its steady interest payments and plan to hold it for its entire life. But if you think you might want to sell your bond before it matures, be aware that longer-term bonds, by their very nature, are subject to greater interest rate risk than shorter-term bonds — that is, longer-term bond prices will be more affected by interest rate movements. Furthermore, you’ll have to consider credit risk — the possibility that the issuer of your bond will default or be unable to make payments. Remember, the municipality issuing the bond, not the federal government, backs a BAB. Although past performance is not a guarantee of future results, municipal bonds’ historical default rates have been low. Ultimately, you’ll need to consult with your tax advisor

before purchasing either a municipal bond or a BAB. Like all investments, they can provide you

with benefits, but you need to be absolutely sure of what you’re getting.

The summer school field trip students, stopped in at Dynamic Designs for a tour on Friday, June 18, 2010. The students each received a special Dynamic Designs Green Bay Packer Schedule as a part of the tour.


The Regular Board Meeting of the Village of Pulaski was held at the Municipal Building on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 PM. President Keith Chambers called the meeting to order and upon roll call the following Trustees were present: Francis Karchinski, Edward Krause, Doug Prentice, Richard Styczynski, Robert Van Lannen, Reed Woodward, and Keith Chambers. Also present: Chief Randal Dunford, Tom Holewinski, Tom Rodgers, Barbara Van Lannen, Attorney Bill Vande Castle, and Lee Novak – Robert E. Lee & Associates. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve the agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY WOODWARD to OPEN the Public Hearing – Ordinance #488-10 – An Ordinance Adding Section #48.03(a)(12) to the Municipal Code of Ordinances Prohibiting Public Urination and Defecation. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: Chief Randal Dunford, and Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to CLOSE the Public Hearing – Ordinance #488-10. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to OPEN the Public Hearing – Ordinance #489-10 – An Ordinance Adding Sections to Chapter #30 – Regulation of Animals - #30.12 – Animals to be Confined, #30.13 – Exotic Species, and #30.15 – Penalties. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: Chief Randal Dunford, and Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to CLOSE the Public Hearing – Ordinance #489-10. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to OPEN the Public Hearing – Ordinance #490-10 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter #51 of the Municipal Code of Ordinances Regarding Permitted Uses in Various Zoning Districts. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: President Keith Chambers, and Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to CLOSE the Public Hearing – Ordinance #490-10. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 04-05-2010 and to dispense with the reading. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY WOODWARD AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve the minutes of the Organizational Board Meeting of 0420-2010 and to dispense with the reading. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to OPEN the floor for discussion in reference to agenda item #10 – Request for three (3) dogs – Randall Fett at 213 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski, WI. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: Randall Fett. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to CLOSE the floor for discussion in reference to agenda item #10. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE

to approve and adopt Resolution #1035-10 – Request for three (3) Dogs – Randall Fett at 213 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski, WI. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to approve and adopt Resolution #103610 – Request for three (3) Dogs – Stephanie Rodgers at 212 E. Cedar St., Pulaski, WI. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve the 2010 bid received for pulverizing and resurfacing of Park Street – (MCC) Murphy Concrete & Construction – Appleton, WI - MCC Job No. #LEE12668 – ($81,617.00 – Park St. starting at Main St. and ending at West Town Rd. + $18,700.00 Grant St. starting at W. Pulaski St. to 500’ North = TOTAL OF $100,317.00). MOTION CARRIED. (Note: Tom Holewinski stated that $100,000 was budgeted for 2010.) The other bid received was from Northeast Asphalt, Inc. - $94,042.40 – Park St. starting at Main St. and ending at West Town Rd. + $21,520.00 – Grant St. starting at W. Pulaski St. to 500’ North = TOTAL OF $115,562.40). Persons heard: None. Committee Reports: D.O.T. Meeting – April 6th, 2010 at 1:30 PM at Pulaski Village Hall. -As per President Keith Chambers. Discussion was held in reference to the Hwy. #32 and #160 Project for 2013 and 2014, as per Lee Novak. Planning & Zoning Commission: April 21st, 2010 -As per President Keith Chambers. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY) – Approval of the Super Ron’s Driving Range Site Design Review PENDING a Landscape Plan Review at the Southeast Corner of the Store Back Parking Lot. N.E.W. Para-Medic Rescue/ Public Safety – ANNUAL MEETING – April 26th, 2010 – And, Monthly Meeting held Immediately Following the ANNUAL MEETING. -As per Trustee Robert Van Lannen. Fire Dept. Board of Directors – ANNUAL MEETING – 0427-2010 And, Monthly Meeting held Immediately Following the ANNUAL MEETING: -As per President Keith Chambers. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve and adopt Ordinance #488-10 – An Ordinance Adding Section #48.03(a)(12) to the Municipal Code of Ordinances Prohibiting Public Urination and Defecation. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve and adopt Ordinance #489-10 – An Ordinance Adding Sections to Chapter #30 – Regulation of Animals: #30.12 – Animals to be Confined, #30.13 – Exotic Species, and #30.15 – Penalties. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve and adopt Ordinance #490-10 – An Ordinance Amending Chapter #51 of the Municipal Code of Ordinances Regarding Permitted Uses in Various Zoning Districts. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOODWARD to approve the PROPOSAL and authorize Martenson & Eisele, Inc. to move forward with the Recommended Next Steps for the Pulaski Village Hall Addition & Renovation Building Programming & Costs Estimate as present-

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9:58 PM. ROLL CALL VOTE: KARCHINSKI-YES, KRAUSEYES, PRENTICE-YES, STYCZYNSKI-YES, VAN LANNENYES, WOODWARD-YES, AND CHAMBERS-YES. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY VAN LANNEN to move forward with the process of advertising for a Full-Time Treasurer with the stipulations as discussed by the Village Board. Salary range of $30,000 to $40,000 per year, and the Job Description as presented. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to adjourn the meeting at 10:04 PM. MOTION CARRIED. Minutes by: Karen Ostrowski Village Clerk

covers a two-year period.) Joe Denor – Assessor was sworn in by Village Clerk – Karen Ostrowski. Discussion was held in reference to the 2010 Assessment Rolls for the Village of Pulaski – Brown, Oconto, and Shawano Counties. Open Book was held on Tuesday, 05-18-2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Pulaski Village Hall, and Joe Denor – Fair Market Assessments was present. There were no scheduled appointments. And, since there was no activity the tape was turned off at 4:40 PM. The tape was turned back on at 5:56 PM. There were no walk-ins for the Board of Review. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to approve and accept the 2010 Tax Assessment Rolls as presented. MOTION CARRIED. (As per attached Total Assessment Sheet for Brown, Oconto, and Shawano Counties.) MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY VAN LANNEN to adjourn at 6:00 PM and close the Board of Review for 2010 for the Village of Pulaski – Brown, Oconto, and Shawano Counties. MOTION CARRIED. Minutes by: Karen Ostrowski Village Clerk

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ed in the amount of $14,800.00. MOTION CARRIED. (As per presentation at the 0420-2010 Organizational Board Meeting.) The funds will be out of undesignated reserves. And, the need for public discussion and input was discussed. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve the Application for Beer Garden License – Gregg Matuszak – Classic’s Saloon & Hotel at 137 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski, WI – Saturday – 0605-2010 from 6:00 PM to Close. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to approve the Outdoor Entertainment License VILLAGE OF Application – Gregg Matuszak – PULASKI – BOARD Classic’s Saloon & Hotel at 137 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski, WI – SatOF REVIEW – urday – 06-05-2010 from 6:00 MAY 24TH, 2010 PM to 12:00 AM (Midnight). The Board of Review of the MOTION CARRIED. There were no Operator/ Village of Pulaski met at the Bartender License Applications Municipal Building on Monday, ending 06-30-2010 to consider May 24th, 2010. Village President Keith Chambers called the for approval. MOTION BY KARCHINSKI meeting to order at 4:00 PM AND SECONDED BY VAN and upon roll call the following LANNEN to approve and adopt Trustees were present: Francis Resolution #1037-10 – A Reso- Karchinski, Edward Krause, lution to Accept the Contingency Doug Prentice, Richard StyczynFund Balances for the period ski, Robert Van Lannen, Reed ending 12-31-2009 – And, the Woodward, and Keith ChamOutdoor Recreation Plan to the bers. Also present: Attorney Bill Comprehensive Plan Contingen- Vande Castle, Joe Denor – Fair Market Assessments, and Karen cy. MOTION CARRIED. Ostrowski – Clerk. Such other matters: None. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND Persons heard: None. SECONDED BY PRENTICE to Department Reports: -Public Works – As per Tom approve the agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED. Holewinski. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN -Sewer & Water Dept. – As AND SECONDED BY PRENper Tom Rodgers. TICE to appoint the Village Presi-Police Dept. – As per Chief dent – Keith Chambers as ChairRandal Dunford. man of the 2010 Board of Review. -Administration – As per PresMOTION CARRIED. (Note: ident Keith Chambers. The Board of Review Training Communications: -Thank you from the family of Requirement is met, Keith Chambers attended the 05-05-2009 Joan Peterson. -League of Wisc. Munici- session at Shawano, WI, and this palities – Regional Dinner Meeting – Thursday – 05-062010 at Tundra Lodge – 865 2010 TOTALS Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, WI at 6:30 PM. REAL ESTATE: LAND IMP. TOTAL -League of Wisc. Municipalities – NEW Municipal OCONTO COUNTY 200 100 300 RESIDENTIAL Officials Workshop –Friday OCONTO COUNTY 62,800 326,300 389,100 COMMERCIAL – 05-07-2010 at Liberty Hall/ OCONTO COUNTY 4,900 ------4,900 AGRICULTURAL Hilton Garden – Kimberly, OCONTO COUNTY 12,600 ------12,600 UNDEVELOPED WI – (ALL DAY WORKOCONTO COUNTY 9,000 ------9,000 AGRICULTURAL SHOP). FOREST 5M -Open Book – Assessment (TOTAL) 89,500 326,400 415,900 Rolls – Tuesday – 05-18-2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Pulaski Village Hall. SHAWANO COUNTY 1,442,900 6,788,800 8,231,700 RESIDENTIAL Board of Review – SHAWANO COUNTY 8,200 --------8,200 AGRICULTURAL Monday – 05-24-2010 at 4:00 SHAWANO COUNTY 41,100 --------41,100 UNDEVELOPED PM at Pulaski Village Hall. (TOTAL) 1,492,200 6,788,800 8,281,000 -C.O.W. Meeting – Tuesday – 05-18-2010 at 7:00 BROWN COUNTY 23,439,700 92,421,700 115,861,400 RESIDENTIAL PM at Pulaski Village Hall – BROWN COUNTY 6,117,400 37,513,000 43,630,400 COMMERCIAL Camera Corner/Connecting BROWN COUNTY 22,700 ---------22,700 AGRICULTURAL Point will be giving a presenBROWN COUNTY 10,400 ---------10,400 UNDEVELOPED tation. BROWN COUNTY 16,300 ---------16,300 PRODUCTIVEMOTION BY KRAUSE FOREST LANDS AND SECONDED BY BROWN COUNTY 16,000 ---------16,000 AGRICULTUREKARCHINSKI to adjourn to FOREST CLOSED SESSION at 8:47 (TOTAL) 29,622,500 129,934,700 159,557,200 PM as per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(c). Considering employment, promoPERSONAL PROPERTY: BROWN OCONTO SHAWANO tion, compensation or perfor#2 MACHINERY, TOOLS 1,902,000 ---------mance evaluation data of any #3 FURNITURE, FIXTURES 2,402,400 6,700 13,300 public employee over which #4A – ALL OTHER 226,300 ---------the governmental body has ju#4B – IMPROVEMENTS ON LEAS 28,800 ---------risdiction or exercises respon(TOTALS PERSONAL PROPERTY) 4,559,500 6,700 13,300 sibility. TO DISCUSS THE VILLAGE TREASURER POSITION. ROLL CALL 2010 REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY TOTAL = 172,833,600 VOTE: KARCHINSKI2009 REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY TOTAL = 171,344,800 YES, KRAUSE-YES, PRENTICE-YES, STYCZYNSKI+1,488,800 YES, VAN LANNEN-YES, WOODWARD-YES, (MANUFACTURING NOT INCLUDED) AND CHAMBERS-YES. MOTION CARRIED. Karen Ostrowski – Village Clerk (Barbara Van Lannen VILLAGE OF PULASKI – BOARD OF REVIEW was present for the Closed MAY 24TH, 2010 Session.) MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY KARCHINSKI to return back to OPEN SESSION at

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Siolka, Gregory J., Sr.

Gregory J. “Greg” Siolka, Sr., 50, De Pere, died June 16, 2010, as a result of a farming accident. He was born July 27, 1959, in Green Bay, to Chester and Bonita (Luedke) Siolka. Greg wrestled for Bay Port High School and graduated in 1977. He was a former wrestling assistant coach for Bay View Middle School. Greg enjoyed watching all kinds of sports, especially NASCAR. He enjoyed hunting and dancing the polka at Polka Days. Greg was a hard worker and loved farming and fieldwork. He was employed with Mid-State Supply and Stuart and Sorenson Seed & Grain. Greg will be remembered for being a good dad who loved to be with his family. Survivors include his four children, Greg Jr., Ricky, Breanna and Nolan Siolka; a stepdaughter, Tera Peterson; a grandchild, Kayahna and one on the way; his children’s moms, Debra (Wilson) Munson, Angela Melotte, his parents, Chester and Bonita Siolka; a sister, Kristin Siolka, two brothers and a sisterin-law, Daniel Siolka, Jerome and Gina Siolka; his nieces and nephews, Beverly (Luke) Peterson, Caleb Peterson, Stephanie Siolka, Salone Siolka, Dane Siolka, Garen Siolka, Presley Siolka, Cydni Nero; his godparents, Darlene Weyenberg, Frank Siolka, Jr.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, James “Jimmy” Siolka; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Victoria Siolka; his maternal grandparents, Roy and Marie Luedke; aunts and uncles.

Wade, Patricia

atricia “Pat” Wade, 66, P passed away at her rural Shawano County home on June 9, 2010. She was born May 17, 1944, in Lansing, Michigan, the eldest daughter of the late Garland and Elsie (Kosky) Brooks. Pat graduated from Iron River High School in the Class of 1962. On January 31, 1964, she married James S. Wade in Waukegan, Illinois. Pat was employed for many years as a sales rep for Provimi Veal and later Delft Blue until her retirement. She is survived by her husband, James; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven James (Denise) Wade, Sierra Vista, Arizona; Travis Spencer Wade, Pulaski; three grandchildren, Jordan Kendricks, Atlanta, Georgia; Mikayla Wade, Sydney Wade, both of Maple Grove; two sisters and brothers-inlaw, Sharon (Douglas) Bruster, Conrad, Iowa; Susan (Michael) Petersen, Elkhart, Ind.; many other relatives and friends. Pat was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael David Wade; her father, Garland Brooks; her mother, Elsie (Kosky) Brooks; numerous aunts, uncles and

Van Gheem, Dorothy

Dorothy Agnes Van Gheem, 80, Pulaski, died peacefully on June 18, 2010, with family at her side. She was born October 21, 1929, at home in Outagamie County, to Edward and Elizabeth (Zepnick) Hackl. On September 3, 1949, she married Elmer Van Gheem at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Isaar. Dorothy was a mother and housewife, and farmed all her life. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers, playing cards, and baking. She also enjoyed snowmobiling and traveling with her husband. Dorothy was an active member in the Catholic Knights and in local snowmobile clubs.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Elmer (Pulaski); fifteen children: Diane (Perry) Kepler, Carl (Ann) Van Gheem, Steve (Patricia) Van Gheem, Howard (Nancy) Van Gheem, Leland (Linda) Van Gheem, Barbara (Patrick) Blindauer, Dale (April) Van Gheem, Roy (Suzanne) Van Gheem, Carol (Michael) Allerton, Gary (Charlene) Van Gheem, Glen Van Gheem, Gail (Henry Jr) Verbockel, Dorothy (Bruce) Morgan, DuWayne (Cari) Van Gheem and Kris (Steven) Barrette; 31 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is further survived by siblings: Virginia Ciesielczyk, Lucille Van Lannen, Norbert Hackl, Kathleen Kahnt and Gerald Hackl; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Van Gheem Hoffman,

Edith Mroczynski, and Joan (Basil) Rueden. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant grandson, Jason Blindauer; brothersin-law: Urban Hoffman, Edward Ciesielczyk, Lawrence Longtine, Leonard Mroczynski, and Vernon Van Gheem.

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HELP WANTED Vern’s Do-It-Best Hardware & Rental is looking for two part-time clerks for check-out/point-of-sale and customer service. Qualified candidates will be friendly and willing to work a flexible schedule during the week and available to work weekends. Please contact Vern Novinska at Vern’s Hardware in Mountain Bay Plaza; by phone at 822-1040; or submit your letter of interest & resume to Vern’s Do-It-Best Hardware and Rental, P O Box 410, Pulaski, WI 54162. CBRF now hiring all shifts. Call 822-1300 – Marla or 434-8650 – Waylene.

At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first. ~Ethel Merman

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Farm. Sell your items fast. Call Leon @ 822-5696.

THANK YOU SIGN – A –RAMA on behalf of the Pulaski Lions Club for their generous donation for the signs for our annual golf outing. Thank you also for their special efforts for our late signs. Lyle (Bob) Buckman, Pulaski Lions.


PULASKI BRIDGE MARATHON –If you are interested in joining the Pulaski Bridge Marathon, please call Gerrie Wesolowski @ 822-5611 or Tess Radecki @ 822-4833.

NOVENA 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 Holy Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 times repeat). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands. (3 times) Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Rachael Pulaski News no longer publishes Novenas free. There will be a $5 charge for all Novena requests.

FREE FREE SPACE AVAILABLE ON HWY 32 – to sell your car, truck, boat, snowmobile, camper, etc. Space located at Evergreen Tree

5604 OLD 29 DR. (1 mile east of Oneida Travel Center Casino). Antiques, 3 wheelers, dirt bike, tools, automo-

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tive items, fishing items and all ages of clothing. Men and Women name brand clothing: Banana Republic, Abercrombie, Lucky & Kenneth Cole. THURSDAY, JULY 1. 9 AM – 5 PM.

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History comes alive at the Cemetery Walk

Jim VanLannen works as a blacksmith at the Cemetery Walk.

Those who participated in the Cemetery Walk smile after honoring Pulaski history.

By Laura Dahms s the Village of Pulaski celA ebrates 100 years since its incorporation, it is especially important that its history is remembered. Members of the community honored the memory when they attended the Cemetery Walk on June 6. The walk was held at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery. The goal of the event was for visitors touring the cemetery to get a flavor of the rich history of the Pulaski area as they met people who once walked, worked, worshiped, laughed, and contributed to our community. Guests were invited to dress in historical attire to set the mood for a very enjoyable learning experience of the past. To start off the event, Merle Larsheid welcomed all the guests to the tour, thanking them for their homage to the past. Father Patrick Gawrylewski, OFM, then gave the Cemetery Blessing. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts proceeded with the Flag Salute. After this, guests were free to tour the cemetery and stop by each marker that portrayed local families of the past. The Karcz Family was portrayed by Sylvester Karcz and Mary Ann Blasczyk. The Kubiak family was portrayed by Rick Kubiak. The Joswick family was portrayed by Bob and Barbara Joswick. The Marnocha family was portrayed by Chuck and Bernie Burg. The Slezewski family was portrayed by Harry Slezewski and Dorothy Mroczynski. The Goska family was portrayed by Ron and Barbara Goska. The Jarock family was portrayed by Merle and Judy Larscheid. The Lepich family was portrayed by Charles and Darlene Keintop. The Mackowiak family was portrayed by Kym Bellow. The Murawski family was portrayed by Diane Murdzek. The Tafel Family was portrayed by Jim Van Lannen. The Brzeczkowski family was portrayed by Phylis Murdzek, Bernie Matczak, and Logan Bellow. The Czech

family was portrayed by Leon Czech. The Grzeskowiak family was portrayed by Dorothy Grzeskowiak. The Malcheski family was portrayed by John and Joan Malcheski. The Mixtacki family was portrayed by Tom Abrahamson. The Peplinski family was portrayed by Steve and Charles Peplinski. The Riordan Family was portrayed by Bridget Riordan. The Swiekatowski family was portrayed by Ray and Donna Mroczynski. The Szymanski family was portrayed by Damon Szymanski and Marcee Gohr. The Wendzikowski family was portrayed by Dick and Bonnie McDermid, John Wendzikowski, and Theresa Bialozynski. The Adler family was portrayed by Judy Laskowski. The Jaworski family was portrayed by Christopher Jaworski and Bonnie Drzewiecki. The Prokopovitz family was portrayed by Mary Holewinski. The Welcing family was portrayed by Bob and Pat Budz. Each family told a bit of their history, which usually included their occupation, children, significant events, and contribution to the history of Pulaski. For example, Diane Murdzek, acting as a member of the Murawski family, told of the Pony Express that Andrew Murawski operated, which ran from Angelica to Pulaski three times a week. Pam Mannigel toured the cemetery, and she said, “I have lived in Pulaski for 40 years, and I know a lot about the history of Pulaski. Even so, I learned something new at every gravestone. It was really neat, which was the general consensus of all who attended.” Gloria Morgan, the Co-Chairperson of the Pulaski Centennial Committee, said, “I learned so much. One thing that I was astounded by was how much or how little people were paid back then. For example, the operator of the Pony Express earned less than ten dollars for every three months! Overall, it was very informative, and I am very appreciative of the

work and research that the volunteers did.” With occupations ranging from lumberyard operators, teachers, bankers, farmers, and grocers, all of the Pulaski historymakers have contributed to Pulaski’s heritage and foundation. One of the actors who told stories about the founders of Pulaski was John Malcheski. He portrayed his grandfather, the first John Malcheski, and his daughter Joan Malcheski portrayed his grandmother. Malcheski said, “This event was a good history lesson for the community. It gave people time to think about how this village came to be 100 years ago when the pioneers first cleared the land.” Elaine Grygiel, another CoChairperson of the Pulaski Centennial Committee, said, “The Cemetery Walk was an incredible tribute to our ancestors. I was so impressed by the people in costume who portrayed historical figures. Our ancestors would be proud of who portrayed them. The event was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I am very pleased that the younger generations have been able to experience history in this way. I would encourage everyone to attend all of the Centennial events so that Pulaski’s history can be remembered and honored by all.” The next Pulaski Centennial event was the “Janet Banaszynski Memorial” Old Timers Softball Game at 2 p.m. on June 27 at Memorial Park. Thank you to all who attended the Pulaski Centennial Cemetery Walk. Special thanks go out to Father Patrick Gawrylewski, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the American Legion Post 337 and Auxiliary, Curator of the Pulaski Area Museum Marian Schroeder, family members who portrayed their ancestors, volunteers who portrayed the early settlers, Members of the Centennial Committee, and Sue Winter, Chairperson.

Thomas Abrahamson stands by the grave of the Mixtacki family.