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Special Polka Days Issue

Check inside for local business specials Polka- It’s The Law DOT Lunch and Learn to be held

Pulaski News

by Tim Frisch Pulaski will celebrate its 101th birthday with the 33rd Annual Pulaski Polka Days on July 22 to 25. This festival ranks as one of the largest festivals of polka music in the Midwest, drawing thousands of polka lovers to the event each year. Once again this year, polka music will fill the town as music and dancing will be held in two locations. For the Germanic/Bohemian/ Slavic-style polka enthusiast, the downtown location of Zielinski’s Ballroom, located at 149 Pulaski Street, will be where you want to be. For those who like the faster polka beat, the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds, located just off of Hwy 32 in Pulaski, will host an array of music. This year, the entire festival will feature 25 of the nation’s top polka bands. The out-of-state festival headliners include: Copper Box of Wisconsin, Squeezebox of Ohio, Downtown Sound of Illinois, Grammy Award Winner Eddie Blazonczyk and his Versatones of Illiniois, New Phaze of Illinois, The Knewz of New York, Polka Family of Pennsylvania Full Circle of USA, Roger Majeski of Wisconsin, DyVersaCo of Minnesota, Stephanie of New York, Music Connection of Wisconsin, New Generation of Wisconsin, Chad Przybylski of Wisconsin, Pan Franek of Michigan, Maroszek Bros of Wisconsin, Live Wire of Wisconsin, New Polish Sounds of Wisconsin, Hauser’s Hotshots of Wisconsin, New Found Sound of Wisconsin, Jerry Voelker Band of Wisconsin, Concertina Rich of Wisconsin and the Brzeczkowski Family Band of Pulaski Wisconsin. “Buck Night” will be returning on July 21. Admission will be only $1 for ages 12 and up. Music will be from 5 to 11 pm at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds only. The crowning of the Polka Days Queen will be held at 6:30 p.m. After sunset, a firework show be held, with the fireworks provided by American Tradition Fireworks of Sobieski.

dmission on Friday, July 22 A is $10; music will be from 3:00 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. One daily admission will allow entrance to both locations. Musicians: bring your instruments for a polka jam session from 11:00 pm to 12:00 am at Zielinski’s Ballroom. Admission on July 23 is $10; music will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. One daily admission will allow entrance to both locations. For those who enjoy running, sign up for the Annual 5k Polka Trot at the Pulaski Middle School on July 23. The 5K Run/ Walk starts at 8:30 a.m, with the half-mile kid’s run at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register by visiting or by calling Stacy at (920)-865-7468. This event is sponsored by the Pulaski Area Swim Club. The Firefighters’ Water Fight will take place at 6:00 p.m. on July 23 at the Pulaski at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds. Also enjoy the Mountain Bay Plaza Car Show, presenting antique tractors, cars, and motorcycles.The show is located at the Mountain bay Plaza from 10:00 am until 4:00 p.m. The $10 entry fee will be collected at the time of registration, beginning at 8:00 a.m. with awards being presented at 3:00 p.m. The site will feature activities for the kids, raffles, music, food and beverages. The show will wrap up with a classic car cruise through downtown, ending at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds. For details on the Mountain Bay Plaza Car Show, call Al at 680-2878. Also on July 23, show off your best dance moves and win a trophy by entering the dance contest at 6:00 p.m. at Zielinski’s Ballroom. Call John Pinter of the Wisconsin Polka Boosters at (262) 894-6998 for details. If crafting is more your style, don’t forget to join in the annual Arts and Crafts Fair that will be held July 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. call Lisa at (920)-8223279 for more information. Admission on Sunday, July 24 will be free. There will be music will be from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds only.Other events on July 24 at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds will include a Porkie and Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pastor Don Behrendt will be officiating the Lutheran Church services at 8:00 a.m. The Catholic Polka Mass at 9:30 a.m will have music provided by the Maroszek Bros of Pulaski. Please be sure to bring your own chairs. ...continued on Page 2

James and Sandy Styczynski represent the Pulaski TriCounty Fire Department in the 2010 Polka Days parade.

The Pulaski High School marching band performs in the 2010 Polka Days Parade. The band will perform again this year.

Dan Segerstrom, project manager for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, will present information on the scheduled reconstruction of Highways 160 and 32 at a Lunch and Learn sponsored by the Pulaski Area Chamber on Commerce at Citizens Bank on Wednesday, July 27th at noon. Highway 160 is scheduled to be completed in 2013 and highway 32 is scheduled for 2014.   The Chamber of Commerce is inviting all interested Pulaski Area Community members, including private citizens, to listen to Segerstrom a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience, speak.  Segerstrom will discuss the “Community Sensitive Design” approach that attempts to enhance excellence in transportation projects and seeks to have projects that are safe, efficient and are  pleasing  to both users and the community.   The process includes early involvement of all stakeholders to ensure projects not only provide safety and mobility, but are also in  harmony  with communities and their natural, social economic and cultural environments.   Funding is available through the Community Sensitive Design process for the many items including decorative landscaping, decorative lighting, decorative  treatments  that include crosswalk pavers, kiosks etc.   Segerstrom will display photos of community projects that have incorporated highway amenities using the process. All interested Pulaski area community members can register for the Lunch and Learn by emailing Arlen Thayse, Director of Communications for the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce at  arelen.thayse@nsight. com, or by calling 920-8228858. Lunches can be ordered at a cost of $7 for chamber members and $10 for non-members.

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Pulaski News

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Polka- It’s The Law The official Pulaski Polka Day Parade around will kick off at 11:00 am. Not only will this parade feature polka bands, but also will showcase the Pulaski High School Marching Band as well as the first appearance of the Pulaski Middle School Band. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. There is no entry fee for parade floats, but prizes will be awarded in many different categories. The parade will line up at the Pulaski Community Middle School, and proceed north on St. Augustine St. It will pass Memorial Park, turn right on Pulaski St. (Hwy 32), past ABVM church before ending at the Pulaski Polka Day Grounds. This year’s parade marshal will be Tony Hieronimczak, honoring his many years of community service. For more parade information or registration, call Wayne Wood at 8225456. Pulaski Polka Days will conduct its annual raffle on July 24 at 5:00 pm with over $2,000 in cash to be awarded. Winners do not need to be present to win. Plenty of free parking, live radio shows, two wooden dance floors, souvenirs, refreshments, and Polish food can be found all weekend long. A limited number of campsites are available; for reservations or further information, call Randy at 615-2015 or email

While in town, don’t forget to check out the Pulaski Museum, freshly renovated this year, located in downtown Pulaski. During the Polka Days weekend the special museum hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Remember, the Polka is the state dance, so come to Pulaski Polka Days and help support the following non-profit organizations that sponsor the event: American Legion Post #337, Knights of Columbus, Pulaski Am-0Vets, Pulaski FFA Alumni, Pulaski Lions Club, Pulaski VFW,, Tri-County Optimist Club, and the Tri-County Firefighters. All proceeds raised by this event remain in the Pulaski Community.Throughout the years, various items have been purchased using Polka Day funds, including land for the Pulaski Public Library, a jaws-of-life, a thermal camera, a defibrillator and improvements to Festival Park. In addition, each organization also sponsors or donates to various community items and activities of their choice. For further information o Pulaski Polka Days, write to PO Box 439, Pulaski, WI 54162 or call 822-3869. Also check us out online at www.pulaskipolkadays. com. Pulaski Polka Days is held rain or shine, and all entertainment and activities are subject to change without notice.

Correction: In the June 30th issue, the Pulaski News published that Joel Carlson graduated from the Rose-Hulman Institution of Technology. It should have read Carlson graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a masters degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. We regret the error.

Trivia questions Know the answers? Email them to The winner will receive a Dynamic Designs Polka Days T-Shirt. (See the business section for more info on the t-shirt) 1. Where was the original location of Smurawa’s bakery? 2. What is the capital of Australia? 3. What is the hottest sauce served at Buffalo Wild Wings? 4. Who sings the song ‘Banana Pancakes?’ 5. What does PACE stand for? 6. What is Wiscosin’s state flower? 7. On the TV show Seinfeld, what is Kramer’s first name? 8. What was Elvis’s favorite roller coaster? (hint: it’s now in Green Bay) 9. Who was Forrest Gump’s first mate on his shrimp boat? 10. Who wrote the novel “Of Mice and Men”? Be sure to check back in the July 28 issue for the answers!

New Letter to the Editor policy Attention readers: As of July 14, 2011, Pulaski News has a new Letter to the Editor policy. The new policy is as follows: Letters to the Editor etters should be no more than L 200 words. All are subject to editing and must have contact information where the Pulaski News can confirm your letter. Letters will not be published without confirmation. Writers are limited to one letter every 30 days. While we invite readers to comment on news items, letters particularly angry or malice in nature will not be considered for publication. Similarly, letters personally attacking an individual (both public figures and/or private citizens directly) will not be published. If a letter contains facts, numbers or statistics, please cite all sources used, either in the body of your letter or at the bottom. If commenting directly on a previously published article, said article cannot be more than 5 weeks old. Mail to: Pulaski News, 1040 S. St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, Wi 54162 Fax: (920)-822-6726. Email:

P-News Point Of View NFL lockout

by Jack Fitzgerald, Matt Zey and Jordan Stiede Usually, during this time of year, Cheeseheads everywhere would be reading about Packer training camps and draft picks. This year though, things are a bit different. As owners, coaches and players continue to bicker over the distribution of NFL revenue, it’s the public who is going to ultimately endure the most suffering in the case of a NFL lockout. The NFL abides by a collective bargaining economic system. Therefore, the players, coaches, and owners have to reach and sign an agreement on the distribution of their income. Currently, both sides are at a stand still. If papers aren’t signed soon, the 2011 NFL season could be shortened or skipped altogether. Presently, owners and players are fighting over their share of a $9 billion revenue poll. Owners want to take a $2.4 billion of “credit,” an increase of $1.4 billion, as a result of a changing economic climate. This results in an 18 percent to the players’ portion of the revenue, who are fighting for a more even distribution. We understand that the players are justified in wanting a fair pay check. They are the ones putting their nose to the grindstone, risking their health every Sunday for the entertainment of the fans and for their coaches. Furthermore, it’s the players who spend countless hours practicing, learning plays, lifting weights and training season after season. While the country still has not fully rebounded economically, business in the NFL is booming. Presently, it is the most profitable sport league in the world,according to Forbes SportsMoney, and was able to grow when many other sectors of the U.S. were still in steep decline. Regardless of what happens, however, neither party is going to feel too much hurt. The public and the fans, however, will. After all, they’re the ones not making millions and billions of dollars each season. Besides simply missing their favorite Sunday afternoon past time and fantasty football distractions, a lockout would also hurt economically, especially in Green Bay. The lack of a season, the season following a Super Bowl win at that, is going to really take a toll on morale in Titletown. To add to that, the Packers are an immense contributor to the economy in Northeast Wissconsin. Without a 2011 season, there won’t be ticket sales, vendors will suffer and all the Packer merchandise sold in stores will be bought less often. Our community relies on the NFL. We cannot afford missing a season, especially for such irrational reasons. The disagreement is small, reaching an agreement shouldn’t be too difficult. If one isn’t found, those of us who’ve had no say will feel the effects the most.


Happiness never decreases by being shared ~Buddha

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Recent home invasion a reminder to all On Thursday, June 30, police responded to a residence on Blue Heron Drive in reference to a daytime burglary. Police learned a 13 year old returned home to find two adult women with a small child standing in their living room. They advised the teen that they were looking for help for the child. The teen offered her cell phone to one of the ladies and it appeared that she made a call and they immediately left the residence. After they left the teen checked the cell phone and discovered no call had been made. The teen quickly looked outside and observed the vehicle that the subjects got into as they left. It was then discovered that the subjects had stolen money and possibly prescription medications and liquor from the residence. On July 2, Brown County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a resident in the Village of Howard reporting two adult females along with a child knocked on his front door. The subject advised the females matched the description given on the news. Brown County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area and located a van parked in the area matching the description given by the Pulaski teen. Police then observed the two suspects and the child returning to their vehicle. It was learned that the subjects had just entered a home in the Howard area and stolen cash and prescription medications. The adults were subsequently arrested and transported to Brown County Jail and the child was turned over to his father. Pulaski Police interviewed the subjects involved and learned that the mother-daughter team had been doing these types of burglaries all over Brown County area and struck at least three times in Pulaski. Police were told that they would knock on the door of a resident and if they got no response, they would try the door and if unlocked, they would enter the home and look for cash, change, and prescription drugs. If someone was in the home or came home while they were in the residence, they would use the toddler as their excuse giving a story of needing a phone to call for help. “Parents need to make sure they take proper precautions to always make sure their home is safe and secure” stated Chief Randal Dunford of the Pulaski Police Department “We need to talk about situations like this with our kids and make sure they understand that if they ever find someone in the home or discover that something is wrong, that they immediately get out of the home and go to a safe place and call 9-1-1 immediately. We don’t need to live in a state of fear, but rather a state of alertness about our personal safety and security.”

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St. Stanislaus Church Picnic

Karter and his father Scott Maroszek play their trumpets with the Maroszek Brothers at the St. Stanislaus picnic on Father’s Day. See video of the Maroszek Brothers on our facebook.

Village pond open for fishing Roger Brzeczkowski and his grandson Josh gear up for the tractor ride to the St. Stanislaus church picnic on June 19th. At the picnic, there was an antique tractor show for all to enjoy.

Despite the rainy Father’s Day, the St. Stanislaus church was filled to capacity, for the polka mass. Music was provided by the Maroszek Brothers.

by Sam Schwartz hile fishing has long been a popular pastime in Wisconsin, Pulaski W residents are lucky—they do not need to travel far to catch some of the area’s best fish. In fact, the village actually has its own fishing pond, located near the Pulaski Polka Days ground on E. Pulaski Street. The pond is home to many fish, including perch and bluegills. Recently, the village tested water quality, and found everything to be on track for future wildlife growth and development. Suprisingly, however, the pond may actually be one of Pulaski’s best kept secrets. “After speaking with village residents, many did not know the pond existed,” said Tom Holewinski, village public works coordinator. With the addition of new wildlife into the pond, the village public works will work maintain the pond in the future by grading the gravel, mowing the grass and weeds and removing trash from the area. When using the community fishing pond, the village asks to keep the following in mind: children should be accompanied by a responsible adult(s), be familiar with current fishing regulations and license requirements, no boats or motors allowed, and a ‘catch and realease’ policy is preferred by village leadership. Information on special regulations concerning urban waters can be found on page 20 of the “Hook and Line Regulations.” Residents should also be advised that there are no bathrooms on site. While at the pond, citizens should also take advantage of the parks other accommodations such as the soccer fields, football field, sledding hill, frisbee golf course and ice rink.

For advertising information please contact Laurie Fischer at 920-822-6800 or e-mail lafischer@ pulaski

Polka Days buck night-Thursday, July 21. Get in for just $1!

American Legion Auxiliary honored

Thursday, July 14, 2011 SHAWANO SHOPPING TRIP on Thursday, August4 at 12:30 p.m. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center. Returning to Pulaski at 4:30 p.m. Transportation is $3.00 BAY BEACH PICNIC on Friday, August 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch and entertainment provided. Cost: $3.00. Reservations required. Call 822-8100 to make reservations.

       American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 337-Pulaski won the Hillary Lesperance Blood Services Award for its volunteer efforts.

by Sam Schwartz

       American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 337-Pulaski re-

ceived the Hillary Lesperance Blood Services Award for its volunteer efforts at the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter Volunteer Awards Banquet on June 21. According to American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter representatives, the Hillary Lesperance Blood Services Award is given to a group that has shown outstanding support to Blood Services. The winner usually has worked with Blood Services for an extended period of time, and has worked extensively to gain community support of the Red Cross’ blood drives. The Pulaski Unit received the award for demonstrating extraordinary support and significant impact on the Blood Services Program. The Blood Services Program collects blood donations from people in support of the American Red Cross cause. For over 40 years, the Pulaski area has been holding blood drives as well as making calls to between 200 and 300 people each blood drive event. Since 2005, Pulaski has donated 1,451 pints of blood to the Red Cross Blood Services, helping to save 4,353 lives.       “We are very proud to receive such a prestigious award in the American Red Cross organization. Our unit works hard in making donation calls and hosting blood drives staffed by unit members quite often,” Sue Winter, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 337-Pulaski, said.         Winter added that members of Unit 337-Pulaski, the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 337-Pulaski will continue to play a large part in Blood Services for the American Red Cross.

Community Profile

Senior by Jordan Stiede For Ruth Uelmen and her family, haircuts have become a family affair. Uelmen has been a hairstylist and barber at Marnocha Barbers and Stylists for 33 years, where she works with her father, Dan, and brother, Steve. Uelmen, a lifelong Pulaski resident, graduated from Pulaski High School before going to work at her family’s shop. “I love my job,” Uelmen said. “I get the chance to talk with different people all day.” Uelmen has two children: James, 15, and Kimberly, 20, and loves to spend time with her family. During the summer, in between daily cuts, Uelmen has many plans including going to Pulaski Polka Days. She attends Polka Days every year and her favorite parts are dancing and eating the different types of foods. Also, every summer Uelmen and her family rent a cottage on Eagle River, where the fish, swim, and enjoy the sun on the river. Uelmen has numerous things left to achieve on her bucket list. She wants to travel to Germany to see the castles, and she wants to take a trip to the eastern part of the United States. Finally, she hopes to make a flower garden in her backyard. Editors Note: Community profiles will now be a regular feature in Pulaski News. Know of someone in the greater Pulaski area worth reporting on? Email us at pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org!

MOVIE MONDAY on July 18 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Driving Miss Daisy”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, July 26 & August 9, starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, August 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. August’s book is Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. JULY PICNIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 to make your reservation. Entertainment is KNX Band. BOTANICAL GARDEN TRIP on Wednesday, July 27. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 3:30 p.m. Dutch treat supper at Legends. Returning to Pulaski about 8:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00 for transportation. Free admission to Botanical Garden.

ON GOLDEN POND at Abrams Theater on Sunday, August 14. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Cost: $12.00. Call 8228100 for more information or to make reservations. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 8228100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR July 15 – July 29. 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 15 – Shredded beef sandwich Monday, July 18 – Turkey primavera Tuesday, July 19 – Beef tips Wednesday, July 20 – Brat Thursday, July 21 – Chicken piccata Friday, July 22 – Sloppy joe Monday, July 25 – Ham and scalloped potatoes Tuesday, July 26 – Baked chicken Wednesday, July 27 – Meatballs Thursday, July 28 – Chili & egg salad sandwich Friday, July 29 – Veal parmesan

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Dairy Queen Toys for Tots

Citizens Update CHIEF’S Corner

Sara’s Dance Academy prepares to perform for the Marine’s Toys for Tots bike run.

Pulaski area Veterans perfrom the traditional Flag Ceremony before Toys for Tots ride.

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06/09/2011 1:00 am - Traffic Citation - CTH B @ Arthur Blvd 06/09/2011 7:47 am – Fraud – Patrick Lane 06/09/2011 8:27 am - Damage to Property – Williams Street 06/09/2011 9:27 am - Ordinance Violation – Neighborhood Kitchen 06/09/2011 10:00 am - Disorderly Conduct – Pulaski High School 06/09/2011 1:45 pm - Civil Dispute - W. Pulaski Street 06/09/2011 8:44 pm - Reckless Driving - CTH B 06/09/2011 11:45 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Corporate Way 06/10/2011 2:03 am - Animal at Large – Main Street 06/10/2011 3:56 am - Alarm – Business – Citizen’s Bank 06/10/2011 8:19 am - Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine 06/10/2011 8:39 am - Traffic Warning – Chicago Street 06/10/2011 1:57 pm - Traffic Warning - W. Pulaski Street 06/10/2011 3:00 pm - Gas Drive Off – Trailside Convenience Store Gas drive off. 11-0408 - 06/10/2011 4:13 pm - Assist Fire – Lincoln Street 06/10/2011 8:30 pm - House Check – Park Street 06/11/2011 4:04 am - Juvenile Runaway – Lincoln Street 06/11/2011 11:02 am - Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine 06/11/2011 6:39 pm - Traffic Warning – Third Ave 06/11/2011 7:20 pm - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Nancy Lane 06/11/2011 8:51 pm - Speeding Violation - E. Glenbrook Drive 06/12/2011 8:55 am - Traffic Citation - CTH B 06/12/2011 10:53 am - Noise Complaint – Camelot Park 06/12/2011 11:59 am - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency –

Lincoln Street 06/12/2011 1:48 pm - Road Hazard - W. Cedar Street 06/12/2011 2:51 pm - Traffic Warning – Johnson Street 06/12/2011 3:31 pm - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 06/12/2011 6:45 pm - Juvenile Problem – Colonial Court Apts. 06/12/2011 9:08 pm - Suspicious Situation – Marquis Yachts 06/12/2011 9:52 pm - Assist Shawano County Sheriff – Krakow 06/12/2011 11:34 pm - Suspicious Vehicle – Memorial Park 06/13/2011 3:00 am - Street Lights – Pulaski Police Dept. 06/13/2011 2:00 pm - Criminal Damage To Property – Pulaski Police Dept. 06/13/2011 4:14 pm - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Dept. 06/13/2011 8:04 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Cedar Street 06/13/2011 10:55 pm - Open Door/Window – Colonial Court Apts. 06/14/2011 8:30 am – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Dept. 06/14/2011 10:42 am - Ordinance Violation - E. Cedar Street 06/14/2011 2:56 pm - 911 Hang up call – Pulaski Middle School 06/14/2011 4:40 pm - Theft – Bicycles – Summit Street 06/14/2011 6:43 pm - Traffic Citation – N. St. Augustine 06/14/2011 6:58 pm - Information-general – Pulaski Chase Cooperative 06/15/2011 2:12 am - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Nancy Lane 06/15/2011 7:45 am - Alarm – Business – Premier Community Bank 06/15/2011 10:45 am - Assist Other Agency- BC Health 06/15/2011 12:15 pm - Criminal Damage To Property/Theft – Karcz Drive 06/15/2011 12:59 pm Traffic Accident - Property Damage – Pulaski Middle School 06/15/2011 9:17 pm – Disturbance – Pulaski Village Hall 06/16/2011 10:30 am - Reckless Driving – Pulaski Middle School 06/16/2011 10:40 am - Assist Shawano County Sheriff - STH 32 06/16/2011 11:10 am - Fraud Complaint - B & G’s Bar & Restauraunt 06/16/2011 1:00 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency – B &

G’s Bar 06/16/2011 5:00 pm - Criminal Damage To Property – Karcz Drive 06/16/2011 5:30 pm – Threats – Jerovertz Auto 06/16/2011 6:10 pm – Trespassing – Camelot Park 06/17/2011 1:29 am - Bar Check – B & G’s Bar 06/17/2011 3:55 am - Suspicious Person - W. Cedar Street 06/17/2011 4:51 am - Vehicle Lock Out – Highview Road 06/17/2011 8:21 am - Assist Motorist - STH 32 HWY @ CTH B 06/17/2011 9:15 am - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Dept. 06/17/2011 9:25 am - Theft All Other - J R’S Welding 06/17/2011 11:49 am - Assist EMS – Prevea Clinic 06/17/2011 2:24 pm - Welfare Check - E. Glenbrook Drive 06/17/2011 6:35 pm - Information-general – B & G’s Bar 06/17/2011 9:27 pm – Disturbance – Camelot Park 06/18/2011 2:21 am - Suspicious Persons/Activity – Highview Road 06/18/2011 6:36 am - Harassment - Phone Calls – Colonial Court Apts. 06/18/2011 10:12 am - Traffic Accident - W. Pulaski Street 06/18/2011 10:55 am - Assist Motorist - CTH B @ STH 32 06/18/2011 1:39 pm - Disturbance (Verbal) – Redhawk Drive 06/18/2011 9:15 pm - Animal at Large – King Court 06/19/2011 9:58 am - Traffic Accident – Super Ron’s Food Center 06/19/2011 8:17 pm - Operator’s License Violation - E. Pulaski Street 06/19/2011 10:21 pm - Ordinance Violation – Nancy Lane 06/20/2011 1:43 am - Welfare Check - W. Pulaski Street 06/20/2011 5:18 am - Operator’s License Violation - E. Pulaski Street 06/20/2011 11:30 am - Assist EMS – Colonial Court Apts. 06/20/2011 1:41 pm - Parking Violation – Chicago Street 06/20/2011 6:15 pm - Animal Complaint – Memorial Park 06/20/2011 7:43 pm - Disorderly Conduct – Domestic – Colonial Court Apts. 06/20/2011 8:30 pm - Theft – Bicycles – Pulaski Shell Travel Mart

Polka, Polka, Polka!

Check out the new hot-air balloon rides at Polka Days

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pulaski News

STEP celebrates successful year

STEP honored Jeanette Babik for her years of help in Mrs. Wiese’s second grade class at Glenbrook.

submitted by Deb Schneider On Thursday, May 19, STEP celebrated the end of another school year with breakfast for our STEP workers at Neighborhood Kitchen. STEP stands for “Senior Tax Exchange Program.” People age 62+ who live in the Pulaski School District and pay property tax on property in the district can “volunteer” time in the schools to earn money off their taxes.  We have several STEP workers who help students practice reading, spelling and math facts.  There are others who help in our school libraries and still more who help out in school offices with mailings, filing and PTA type projects.  This past year we had 26 STEP workers.  They received $5 per hour up to a total of 119 hours per year off their property taxes and provide valuable services to our school district.  Many of our STEP workers volunteer even more hours than what they can get paid for.   This year we had almost 2,000 hours of volunteer help. The checks are written out to the STEP worker and the County Treasurer where they live so that the payment goes off of the July portion of their tax bill. Each year we take applications for our STEP program in August and September.  Look for the application in the Fall PACE Magazine that comes out in mid-August.

Graff prints now sold at The Carrot Tree

Award winning Amy Graff has now released select pieces of art in notecards and prints that will be sold at local retail shopppes, including Carrot Tree Coffee and Gifts, located at 1146 Mountain Bay Drive in Pulaski. Prints of the art are available at Ibsen Gallery on Dousman Street in Green Bay and Wildlife Classics on Riverside Drive in Suamico. For more information on Graff, contact her at or call (920) -621-3389.

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence ~Eddie Robinson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pulaski High School second semester honor roll for 2010-2011 announced SENIORS:

Highest Honors: Melanie Aldrich, Derek C. Anderson, Katelynn Gohr, Kelsey Lang, Brooke Lauritzen, Shannon Schwenke, Cassandra Zahn. High Honors: Jacob Abegglen, Andrew Ambrosius, Jordyn Anklam, Kelli Badtke, Zachary Beaver, Laura Becker, Victoria Bentz, Jason Blicharz, Brianna Bliese, Jacob Bloch, Brian Boehmer, Brooke Bornhofer, William Bowers, Lauran Brice, Luca Brilli, Sara Brown, Luke Button, Moana Cestari, Alicia Cichon, Laura Dahms, Tamara Deneys, Gavin Denzer, Courtney Dettman, Ryan Dummer, Leigha Flagstad, Dylan Fleming, Tasha Giese, Billie Jean Grych, Mark Hartman, Casey Haupt, Ethan Helmle, Kylee Hensrud, Cassidy Holtz, Devin Hynes, Christian Jabkowski, Eman Jazayeri, Megan Kaczmarek, Justanjot Kaur, Sharif Khan, Laura Kirby, Michael Kurowski, Kayla LaPlante, Michael Loberger, Lauren Lotter, Haley Mahr, Krista Neerdaels, Kayla Nischke, Race Noeldner, Sarah Olejniczak, Stephanie Paape, Jacob Pelegrin, Rebecca Polum, Morgan Prentice, Briana Prieto, Brett Radecki, Alex Rentmeester, Shelby Ridderbush, Ruthanna Ringel, Tiffany Robinson, Tyler Rusch, Joshua Sendra, Kevin Simoens, Meredith Simpkins, Andrew Smith, Chantre’ Smith, Charles Smoot, Tanner Sprangers, Josh Steeno, Casey Stepien, Jena Stewart, Emily Stone, Bryan Sundstrom, Kara Sylvester, Rebecca Tauscher, Isabel Thyne, Shelby VanHouten, Emily VerHaagh, Mitchell Wasielewski, Nicole Wied, Brittni Wirtz, Marley Worm, Adam Wrobleski. Honors: Andrew Adamski, Skyler Adamski, Cassandra Alfheim, Christopher Arveson, Jacob Bablitch, Erika Bader, Brendan Bahun, Callie Berchem, Samantha Brabender, Rebecca Buckmaster, Megan Buhr, Derren Carter, Thomas Chartrand, Parker Christiansen, Maran Collett, Callon Crump, Anna Deau, Alexis DeCaster, Jackie Diederich, Emily Dombrowski, Timothy Frisch, Ryan Gerhartz, Andrea Gjerde, Caitlin Grzeskowiak, Kody Habeck, Joseph Hames, Kaitlyn Hilliard, Kaci Hoverson, Dylan Hunkins, Taylor Jantz, Jennifer Karrasch, Cody Klaus, Connor Kmiec, Dustin Koepsell, Michael Kuss, Shannon Ladow, Brooke Majewski, Jacob Martin, Candice Matuszak, Jordan Matuszak, Matthew Matuszak, Stephanee Morales, Dalton Murphy, Jessica Nelson, Joshua Nooyen Wade, Carly Novitski, Jeanette Ovalle, Heather Pautz, Kayla Peterson, Kendyl Pieschek, Shane Reinhard, Cody Risso, Isaiah Robertson, Jamie Rodgers, Rey Rodriguez Ortiz, Daniel Rynish, Taylor Saari, Ashley Schaumberg, Nicole Schiltz, Alexandria Schmidt, Kelly Schwister, Shea Sikes, Brett Smith, Cameron Spinler, Cassandra Steichen, Joel Steinbrecher, Melissa Stiede, Kaylee Stutzman, Laura Szela, Taylor Tassoul, Jenna Terrien, Noah Vanderloop, Joshua Waupoose, Kayla Wilcox, Derek Wirta, Michael Wolf.


Highest Honors: Luke Baranczyk, Erik Beckman, Alison Blackford, Mariel Carlson, Kendall Doersch, Megan Dooley, Elissa Harter, Rachel Huben, McKenna Jensen, Laura Juszczyk, Joseph L’Huillier, Paige Lightner, Haley Miller, Anthony Sarvello, Alexander Schuld, Nicholas Schumacher, John Skal-

ecki, Cassandra Toellner, Nicholas Traub. High Honors: Kimberly Adams, Derek D. Anderson, Weston Banker, Chelsea Bartz, Emme Bertler, Clarissa Blodgett, Amy Boerst, Kristin Boerst, Alexandra Carmichael, Reanne Castner, Megan Coenen, Theresa Cooley, Cody Davidson, Savanha Drew, Kevin Dunford, Tyler Englebert, Alecia Erdmann, Kelsey Everson, Michael Fleming, Nathan Frank, Brennan Gille, Sadi Gracyalny, Logan Hansen, Brandon Hendzel, Zachary Hendzel, Jenna Herkert, Rachel Hickson, Alyssa Huxford, Matthew Ignatowski, Brett Janssen, Grace Kaiser, Natalie Kaiser, Kaira Kamke, Amy Kawleski, Rachel Kennedy, Hannah Kestly, Zachary Kobes, Nathalia Kohlhase, Ayla Kress, Alexis Krusic, Jessica Lambert, Trevor Lardinois, Derek Leidel, Brianna Lipp, Anna Loew, Brock Manning, Taylor Maroszek, Brady McGuire, Daniel Mellenthin, Philip Melotte, Erika Monette, Mackenzie Nickerson, Raegan Niemela, Michael Pelton, Bryce Penn, Briane Prentice, Nicholas Reed, Kayla Reinke, Alyssa Rentmeester, Kristin Richards, Michael Richter, Rachel Roth, Michael Schreder, Jocelyn Schroeder, Samuel Schwartz, Kaylin Shafer, Amanda Simmons, Salone Siolka, Erin Skalitzky, Adam Styczynski, Jacob Syndergaard, Mallory Timm, Adam Tisch, Nicholas Tomashek, Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, Kari Wasielewski, Zachary Wech, Hayle Wery, Olivia Whitaker, Brianna Wichlacz, Edwin Wied, Mackenzie Wozniak, Matthew Zey. Honors: Dalton Aderholdt, Brandon Ahrens, Jack Ambrosius, Evan Bluma, Emma Brudnicki, Ashley Burkel, Brandon Busch, Victoria Busch, Chelsea Buschmann, Austin Bush, Nelson Decleene, Chelsey Degrave, Justin Earley, Bryce Egnarski, Angelica Fischer, John Fitzgerald, Jordan Ginzl, Lexis Harris, Dillon Hartstern, James Hendricks, Jaleesa Henn, Brandyn Horn, Danniel Irwin, Mitchell Jarosinski, Dylan Kabara, Alexander Kaster, Jordann Kaufman, Samantha Kinlen, Rachel Koehler, Erica Kuczer, Brandon Lawniczak, Bert Lewins, Logan Maciejewski, Christopher McBride, Ashley Mikulsky, Kassandra Naparalla, Matthew Neily, Brianna Oelschlager, Robert Peterson, John Pionek, Abigail Priebe, Allison Reed, Ciara Richardson, Olivia Schmidt, Jordan Schroeder, Kelsey Shadick, Victoria Sturzl, Dakota Styczynski, Kyle Szymanski, Paul Unger, Paige VandenLangenberg, Ashlynn VanToll, Kayla Verkuilen, Michael Wasielewski, Aaron Wegner, Nathan Whiting, Zachery Wroblewski, Alec Zambrowicz.

SOPHOMORES: Highest Honors: Laura

Aprill, Ian Duke, Brian Ferrer, Sarah Hoffman, Katie Kosmal,

Danielle LaCount, Jennifer Maronek, Samantha May, Taylor Przybylski, Andrea Quade, Nicholas Salewski, Jordan Stiede, Liana Streckenbach, Xiao Wei, Teagan Wernicke. High Honors: Brenna Adamski, Ashley Allen, Neil Anderson, Ruth Becker, Marissa Bieda, Hannah Bloch, Carly Borremans, Kayla Burdeau, Jaden Canales, Christa Charnon, Shelby Cornell, Laura Cortright, Maria Deau, Katelyn DeStarkey, Rebecca DeValk, Thomas Drake, Alexis Effert, Dalton Eldredge, Kendall Forsberg, Byron Foth, Robyn Gehri, Mckenna Girtz, Kendra Gohr, Megan Greatens, Adam Guernsey, Cameron Harrison, Dalton Hendzel, Nathaniel Hilliard, Brianna Hoppock, Tyler Jessel, Sara Kaczmarek, Hailee Kapla, April Keyes, Caelan King, Zachary Klein, Austin Kosmal, Joshua Kryger, Elizabeth Lemirande, Teri Lewins, Alicia Linzmeier, Peter Lundberg, Erin Mahr, Adam Morgan, Mallory Nickerson, Allison Olesinski, Melissa Olson, Ryan Paschke, Kelsey Pelegrin, Samantha Peters, Justin Przybylski, Danielle Robertson, Marie Salmon, Hanna Schommer, Laura Schott, Chantel Schubert, Alyssa Schuld, Molly Schumacher, Kalli Seglund, Angelina Smith, Emily Smithback, Timothy Smoot, Adam Socha, Jay Steinbrecher, Erin Stiede, Brooke Sundstrom, Paige Sylvester, Taylor Tisch, Heather Tossava, Stephanie Uhlig, Jonah Wallschlaeger, Nicole Wanta, Britney Watermolen, Cody Wichmann, Katelyn Winther. Honors: Eric Ambrosius, Megan Archambault, Alyssa Bardouche, Brandon Bartels, Katie Barth, Andrew Baumann, Kyler Berg, Bethany Bikman, Kacey Block, Brandon Buhr, Cody Demuth, Lauren Dettman, Taylor Dillenburg, Robert Dizor, Alyssa Downey, Jacob Egelhoff, Shoshoni Elbe, Dillon Eldredge, Michaela Enneper, Tyler Ermis, Linda Faustino, Nikoll Fjelstad, Sarah Giesler, Jena Gorr, Kylie Gresham, Thomas Hartman, Emily Hovell, Alesha Huffman, Avery Huiting, Ashley Kaczmarowski, Taylor Kaczrowski, Natalie Katers, Sierena Kloes, Karissa Kosmal, Nathan Leigh, Drew Lewis, Emily Matuszak, Brooke McDermid, Alex Nestor, Steven Nooyen, Maia Oelschlager, Anna Paradies, Joshua Perrault, Nicole Petcka, Tori Phillips, Ashlyn Pias, Jordyn Rasmussen, Cody Rollin, Amanda Romanek, Lacey Ruechel, Turner Ruechel, Ryan Scanlan, Robert Schuettpelz, Heather Seiltz, Sarah Stock, Ashley Sturzl, Megan Sullivan, Jacob Swiecichowski, Megan Sylvester, Andrew Thompson, Tosha Wagner, Anthony Wendrick, Karlye Whitt, Alexus Wilson.


Highest Honors: Caroline Bertler, Macallum Brabender, Cory Cotter, Morgan Denzer, Mercedes Dumas, Marissa Ellner, Brian Fitzgerald, Kendra Ford, Cari Hansen, Steven Holewinski,

Aaron Huxford, Kathryn Kaseno, Alexander Mertens, Zachary Mertens, Alyssa Splan, Jonathan Szczepanski, Kelly Szczepanski, Claire Tomashek, Kylee Traub, Melissa Wood. High Honors: Caleb Abegglen, Genevieve Adamski, Samuel Armstrong, Nicole Bablitch, Kyle Baranczyk, Jenna Beran, Nicholas Boerst, Christopher Bukowiec, Maria Bukowiec, Alexis Cegelski, Rachel Clausen, Drew Collar, Camren Crouse, Carolyn Dahms, Aymee Dole, Ryan Dooley, Lauren Egnarski, Joshua Frederick, Destiny Gartland, Jacob Hames, Joshua Heimerl, Elizabeth Hendricks, Joshua Hendzel, Kodee Hensrud, Amber Hickson, Hayley Janssen, Ami Jarosinski, Kaylin Jensen, Daniel Jourdan, Akisa Kabacinski, Chaz Kestly, Abigail Kinner, Khristopher Knauer, Kaitlyn Kreuser, Amanda Laird, Braxton Lallaman, Sierra Lardinois, Jenna Lasee, Joseph Malcheski, Lauren Maroszek, Tamara Martens, Allison Mielke, Mercedes Miller, Michaela Miller, Morgan Motiff, Zachary Nelson, Mackayla Niec, Jaysie Noeldner, Logan Paschke, Nikita Peterman, Reilly Peterman, Emma Peters, Masoudae Rezvani, Eric Richter, Hailey Rosenberg, Benjamin Roth, Anthony Rottier, Caitlin Ryczkowski, Riley Scanlan, Trevor Shadick, Ashley Staszak, Shaniya Stengl, Hannah Stephanie, Paige Stepien, Alexandria Swearingen, Lyranda Thiem, James Uelmen, Laura Unger, Luke VanLanen, Hunter Vannieuwenhoven, Carli VerHaagh, Amy Walgurski, Jacob Wargo, Robert Wargo, Emily Wery, Bailey Wirtz, Tucker Worm, Brett Zahn, Mason Ziemer. Honors: Mitchell Ascher, Steven Bluma, Amanda Bodart, Kaitlyn Borman, Zachary Bornemann, Dalton Brandenburg, Yewanakayu Brooks, Joanna Busch, Noah Clough, Kaylee Court, Brandon Davis, Mark Drake, Adam Drew, Dakota Dunks, Rachelle Erdmann, Perry Frank, Taylor Gohr, Quinton Grzeskowiak, Daniel Hall, Brett Hendzel, Jaden Hendzel, Erik Johnson, Trisha Johnston, Taylor Kaster, Brannden Klug, Madison Kochaver, Drew Koehne, Olivia Lundberg, Colton MajewskiEgnarski, Avital Maltinski, Kassie McKeefry, Ben Mleziva, Autumn Morrisey, Maxwell Muller, Alexander Ninham, Owen Nowicki, Alecia Pichette, Johnathan Prokash, Kristopher Rauscher, Jennifer Ryba, Aaron Saari, Amanda Scherer, Travis Schoen, Noah Schuettpelz, Jacob Shier, Emily Simmons, Paige Stiede, Cody Stonebrook, Logan Szymanski, Joseph Thyne, Ben Timm, Angela Townsend, Alex Vercauteren, Brandon Wegner, Shelby Wilinski, Mariah Winter, Zachary Zimdars.

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Dean’s List The following area students from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester: Jennifer Bukowiec, Nursing and Health Sciences, nursing; Eric Scott, Business, information systems and Blake Smith, Arts and Sciences, physics. Students must have a GPA between a 3.6 and a 3.7 in their respective colleges to be named on the list. The University of WisconsinStevens Point named the following students to the Honors List for the spring 2011 semester: Alyssa J Hotter, Highest Honors;Sara A Ladowski, Honors; Calysta S Phalen, Highest Honors; Alecia B Richards, Highest Honors; Mitchell J Socha, High Honors; Kimberly M Uelmen, Highest Honors, and Wesley R Vomastic, High Honors. Full-time undergraduates who earned grade points of 3.90 to 4.0 (4.0 equals straight A) are given the highest honors designation. High honor citations go to those with grade point averages from 3.75 to 3.89 and honor recognition is accorded to those with grade point averages from 3.50 to 3.74. The following area students received the University of Wisconsin- Stout Chancellors Award for the spring 2011 semester for having a GPA of 3.5 or above: Gina Breitenfeldt, BS Graphic Communications Mgmt; Nicole Burkel, BS Retail Merchandising and Mgmt, and Chelsea Culver, BS Applied Social Science. The University of WisconsinOshkosh honored the following students who qualified for the Dean’s List and honor roll for the spring 2011 semester: Jamie Adamski, Dean’s List; Amanda Hylok, Dean’s List; Courtney Kabara, Honor Roll, and Bethany Robaidek, Dean’s List; Students who receive this honor must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a GPA of at least 3.3 to qualify for the honor roll while those with a 3.75 GPA or high qualify for the Dean’s List.

Winkler receives Diesel Technician Scholarship by Sam Schwartz Damon Winkler, a 2011 graduate of Pulaski High School, recently received the $3,000 Diesel Technician Scholarship from The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, and a $3,185 tool set from Snap-on Corporation. Scholarship recipients will use their award to fund their vehicle service education in automotive, diesel or collision technology at the NATEF-certified Wisconsin Technical College of their choice.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

School Board Minutes Wednesday, May 18, 2010 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes

CALL TO ORDER Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:02 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: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke (7:48pm), Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen (7:11pm), Chris Vandenhouten (6:11pm), Bob Skalitzky and Student Representative Michael Schreder Board members absent: Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Mark Heck, Lisa Misco, Chris Dahlke, Amy Uelmen, John Matczak, Dan Slowey, Jerad Marsh, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Erik Olson, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Engel, and Mary King Guests attending: Heather King, Marcee Gohr, Jeff Uelmen, Pete Liss, Corey Livieri, Nicole Borley, Joanne Hagedorn, Chris Bonia, Rita Skalecki, Donna Watermolen, Kris Reed, Tom & Tracy Sundstrom, Bill & Mary Demerath, Sheila Price, Chad Lowery, Paul Petroll, Arlene Zuleger, Troy Hassman, Sarah Stumpf, Tracey Szymanski, Teresa Wargo, Kathy Fischer, Nancy Cormier, Laura Fenendael, Sara Larsen, Courtney VanBoxtel, Katie Titler, Donna Severson CITIZENS’ FORUM Nancy Cormier – addressed the board on the budget for 2011-2012 Donna Severson – expressed concern over the school district being involved in economic development for Pulaski DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE’S REPORT – Michael Schreder gave an update on what is happening at the high school. 2. BOARD REPORT a. WASB – Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend and Barb McKeefry shared what they learned at the WASB conference they attended. b. Communication – Trina Townsend talked communicating by email c. Upcoming Events – Graduations and retirement dinner, band and choir award night, Red Raider Show Case- May 24th @ 7pm 3. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – There will be an administrative budget meeting on May 23rd. The board will review the budget at it on June 8th. School fees will be looked at also at the June 8th Meeting. There is a press conference with Gregg Maas and State Superintendent Tony Evers on Monday, May 23 at Preble High School to present information on the potential impact of school vouchers in Green Bay.. Google Apps training for the board will be at the end of the meeting on June 8th. Calendar change for next year - move the half day on September 30, 2011 to October 7, 2011. September 30, 2011 will be scheduled as a regular school day. 4. PAY BILLS Skalitzky moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. MINUTES McKeefry moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on May 4, 2011 and Special Board Meeting (open and Closed Session) held on May 11, 2011. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. PERSONNEL REPORT – I. RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location 1. Dan Tewalt Resignation I n strumental Music Teacher PHS McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to accept the resignations as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. II. CONTRACTS Name Location Salary



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1. Emily Arrick Replacement Special Education Teacher Glenbrook $32,289 2. Michelle Henslin Replacement Instrumental Music Teacher PCMS $44,374 3. Kaitlin Rheingans Replacement E n g l i s h Teacher PHS $33,536 McKeefry moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to accept the contracts as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 7. APRIL BUDGET REPORT – Pam Kercheval shared where we are at in the budget 8. EARLY WORLD LANGUAGE McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to approve adding Early World Language to the curriculum as presented. 5 voting aye, 1 (Pam Denzer) voting nay, motion carried. 9. LATE BUS – Late bus was discussed. Tracey Szymanski will number of riders/seasonally and will bring back the information to the June 22, 2011 meeting. 10. FOOD SERVICE FUND PROPOSED BUDGET – Food Service was discussed. Sheila Price will put together a 5 year vision and bring it to a July meeting. 11. PROPOSED BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PRICES – Prices will remain the same 12. COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND PROPOSED BUDGET – Community Service budget was presented 13. PRELIMINARY 2011-12 BUDGET PROJECTION – The preliminary budget for next year was discussed. 14. PHS ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING – Dan Slowey presented a new alternative program they would like to implement at the high school next year. It will be discussed again at the June 8th meeting. 15. PESPA TRANSFER, LAYOFF AND RECALL – The PESPA transfer, layoff and recall language was discussed. The board will set a meeting with the PESPA and the PCCA to discuss this further. 16. PEA REDCUTION IN STAFF – The Board will meet with the PEA before Oct. 1st to discuss this further. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss Non-represented employee salary and fringe benefits and administrative contract OPEN SESSION McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to reconvene into open session. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 1. NON-REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve that non-represented employees pay their share of the WRS and Health Insurance consistent with union employees. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 2. ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve the administrative contract of Nicole Borley for the 2011-13 school years 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT Rasmussen moved, Skalitzky seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:00P.M. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education

Raider Sports hosts golf outing by Jack Fitzgerald n Friday July 8, the ThornO berry Creek Country Club hosted a golf outing to support the Pulaski athletic program. Registration and free range began at 12:30, golfers then teed off at 1:30. The costs were $100.00 per golfer and $25.00 for non-golfers. All of the proceeds go to Pulaski for their sports programs. Along with 18 holes of golf, golfers were also served lunch and dinner. There were gifts, a silent auction, prizes and raffles. Non-golfers could join for the dinner, raffles and silent auction. According to Mark Becker, one of the event organizers, people join to support the cause. Other big attractions to the event are the great golf course, restaurant and banquet hall. The outing is held annually, this year was its 5th one running. This year, the biggest change from years preceding is the grand prize of the raffle. Golfers had the opportunity to win a whopping $500.00 gift card to the Sound Check located in Pulaski. Chris Vokracka, another coordinator of the event and a Pulaski graduate said, “We are proud here at Thornberry Creek Country Club to host this fundraiser annually, it’s nice to support my Alma mater.” This year the golfers were presented with a bit of interesting weather. As 1:30 came around and everyone prepared to hit the course it began to rain. Luckily it blew over within a half hour and the games were able to commence. For dinner, chicken was served. Vokracka and Becker were very happy with the turnout; they said that it was much larger than years previous and that it will most definitely continue to grow.

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Pulaski polkas through history by Laura Dahms and Jordan Stiede

Polka music has always been a major part of Polish-American culture, dating all back to the 1830’s. However, it wasn’t until 1967 that polka became a way of life in Pulaski. That year, the local Lions Club sponsored the Pulaski Polish Sausage Days. While the dancing went on for only one day, Sunday, July 23, community involvement remained high, and prominent performers like Dick Rodgers and Alvin Styczynski graced the stage. The next two years, 1968 and 1969, the festival became known as the Pulaski Polka Festival, but during the years of 1970 to 1977, the festival discontinued. Finally, in 1978, the festival reappeared and the official name became Pulaski Polka Days, and has stuck around since. Originally, the festivities took place on Labor Day weekend but, in 1985, the festival moved to the end of July, as it was a more convenient time for many of the polka performers. According to long-time performer Chad Przybylski, Polka Days has been bale to maintain its success through the quality of its music, the teamwork of the volunteers and the constant improvements to the event. The most recent improvements have included electricity in the campgrounds, better food distribution and the addition of Thursday nights to the slew of activities. “The quality of music and the dedication of the polka fans have remained the same throughout the years,” Harold Otto, chairman of Polka Days, said. “What has changed is the bands. What people want is what we get.” For many years, visitors have traveled to Pulaski to hear the worldfamous sounds of Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones. Receiving many Grammy nominations and awards, Blazonczyk, Sr. performed at Pulaski Polka Days since 1978, and now his son, Eddie Blazonczyk, Jr., continues to visit Pulaski for the event. This year, Blazonczyk, Sr., will be honored both Saturday night, July 23 and the morning of July 24 for his contribution to polka history and his love for Pulaski Polka Days. According to Steve Rodgers, son of Dick Rodgers who helped start Polka Days, Pulaski Polka Days is an iconic festival and it has really grown in reputation in the polka world. “My biggest impression that people always give me is that it’s so positive because it’s affordable, and people like the image of the whole community being involved. They love the specials in businesses, the church stands, craft shows, polka fun run, small town and laid back atmosphere, jam sessions in the camp grounds and the fun-filled camaraderie,” said Rodgers. The Polka Days tradition continues this year, beginning July 21 and ending July 24. The festivities can be trusted to bring as much fun, food and dance as it did 33 years ago.

Chad Przybylski plays with his Polka Rhythms banentertain the Polka Days crowd in 1999.

Lucy Kirchner was the Pulaski Polka Festival Queen in 1969. Kirchner enjoyed being queen because it gave her a chance to share happiness with friends and promote polka music.

In 1972 these young ladies were candidates for the Pulaski Polka Festival.

1987 Grammy winners Eddie Blazonczyk and the Versatones play a polka during the 1988 Pulaski Polka Days Parade.

The Polish American History float passes by during the 1990 Pulaski Polka Days Parade.

A Polka Day poster from the 7th annual celebration in 1985.

Pictures courtesy of Steve Rodgers and the official Pulaski Polka Day website.

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Attitude house beautifies Mendoya community attends by Sam Schwartz have not because some have taken As the end of the 2010-2011 lead roles in the preparation and leadership school year approached, Pulaski upkeep of the garden,” said Jenny Community Middle School stu- Stehlik, a seventh grade teacher at seminar dents decided to create a sense of PCMS. community through the integration of science and literature. After reading the novel “Seedfolks,” seventh grade students from the Attitude House decided to put both science and literature together by planting and raising a garden at PCMS. Immediately the students planted vegetable seeds indoors in their literature classes. On May 11, the combined science classes took time to contemplate where the best area to create raised beds would be. By the first week of June, the vegetable plants were planted in the raised beds. Overall, the Attitude House students wanted to contribute towards beautifying the PCMS grounds and looked forward to learning about working cooperatively as a group. These 129 students also had the opportunity to learn about gardening. In the future, the students hope for the garden to expand as well as serve as a possible outdoor learning facility or classroom. “It is great to see students engaging in a hands-on activity directly related to literature because literature classes usually do not experience such hands-on activities. I also find it interesting to see the variety of kids that have gardened before and those who

The summer watering schedule for the garden consists of eight volunteer students who are each assigned to water and maintain the gardens. The students were asked to check on the garden about three times a week based on the weather. Adult volunteers were also assigned a week during the summer to be a contact person for each student. The entire Attitude House would like to give special thanks to its many donors and advocates, including the Pulaski Education Foundation, Kuczer-Hillside lumber, and Wal-Mart. The grants and donations have opened up many opportunities for the students to help with the up-keep as well as the overall expansion of the garden. Pat Gwidt and Loren Preston were the master gardeners in this process and continue to advise the students throughout the process of watering the garden. Matt Merckx from Killian’s Lawnscaping, Inc. also donated his time to create a garden blueprint for the PCMS garden. Anyone can donate to the project at keyword: Seedfolks-Building a Community School Garden through Literature.

by Jessica Skinkis and Jack Fitzgerald Jesse Mendoya, incoming Pulaski High School junior, was nominated to represent PHS at the 2011 Wisconsin Seminar, held at Carol University in Waukesha from June 17 through June 19. WILS is a volunteer organization that identifies exceptional high school sophomores throughout Wisconsin and gives them opportunity to recognize their individual potential to be a leader. The WILS program began 34 years ago, and attracts students from approximately 250 schools throughout Wisconsin annually. “I had a blast and I met a lot of great people that I know call and text.   I was part of the country  Sweden… and we are now friends for life,” Mendoya said. Medoya was chosen by an executive committee of the student council officers.   According to Daniel Jung, former PHS student council advisor, he was the optimal candidate for because he is a very enthusiastic, responsible student.    “The WILS program is great for students, it has a good reputation and they fit a lot into three days,” Jung said.   “Everybody I talk to who has experienced it has said its eye opening.”

Nischke awarded scholarship

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Kayla Nischke, a 2011 Pulaksi High School graduate, was selected as a winner of the “Bill Walters National Dairy Shrine Scholarship,” by Manitowoc Milk Porducers Cooperative. Nischke will attend Fox Valley Technical College in the fall to study agriculture. After graduation from college, Nischke hopes to take over her parent’s dairy farm and expand the operation.

UW-Stout Graduates The University of WisconsinStout held its 2011 spring commencement ceremonies in May. Students from the surrounding area honored for receiving their degrees were: Gina Breitenfeldt, B.S. Graphic Communications Mgmt; Katie Frewerd, B.S. Information and Comm Tech; Kimberly Mayotte, B.S. Business Administration and Katie Przybylski, B.S. Construction.

Alumni Profile

Rebecca Ripley Class of 1971 Where do you live? Columbia, Maryland since 1990. After grad school, I lived in New Orleans for 14 years. Where do you work?  I’ve been a self-employed HR consultant and leadership coach since 1984.  I partner closely with two boutique consulting firms, Innolect, Inc. (where my nephew Kevin Ripley is our webmaster) and BoldWork.  I also facilitate a variety of workshops for the American Management Association. Do you have any kids?  No, just 5 nieces, 13 nephews, 3 great-nieces and 1 great-nephew.  I also have many “adopted” nieces and nephews, friends’ children across the country. We have 3 nephews and 1 niece from my husband’s side of the family.  Ted Ringger and I have been married 34 years. .What did you do after high school?  I went to the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  I earned both my B.A. and M.S. there before moving to New Orleans. How were your grades in high school?  Very good.  I was always on the Honor Roll and loved school. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life?  So many did.  Probably the most significant relationship was with Tom Joynt.  His first year at PHS was my senior year and I was yearbook editor.  He was my yearbook advisor so we worked together very closely.  While I never had my father as a teacher, he was certainly the teacher who most influenced me – and he

Babik named supervisor

Beth Babik has accepted the role of Custodial Supervisor for the Pulaski Community Schools Facility Department. Babik has been a long time employee of the district and has assumed many responsibilities over the years, especially in the recent past with the passing of Butch Reimer.

was so many students’ favorite teacher. I always admired that about him. Do you still talk to this teacher?  Yes, Tom and Kathy Joynt are dear friends of ours – and I’m blessed to still have both Mom and Dad playing a big part in my life! What is your favorite band?  PHS Marching Band, of course! What is your favorite television show?  The Good Wife.  It’s well written and beautifully acted. What activities did you participate in during high school?  I was the photographer for the Pulaski News, photographer and editor of the yearbook, played bassoon in the band (cymbals in the marching band), class President my sophomore and senior years, bowled on “Rips Fish” through GAA, French Club, National Honor Society – and I was Badger Girl and DAR.  I’m sure there are more activities, but that’s enough to mention. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Soft serve vanilla  How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school?  That would be a very long answer.  Who I am today is because of what I learned in Pulaski - and from my amazing parents, family and friends, of course.  The importance of discipline, hard work, perseverance, humor, being kind and compassionate and treating every person with dignity and respect, being curious, learning new things, finding joy in what you do, loving others, celebrating life...the list goes on! What, if anything, do you miss about Pulaski?  Fortunately, because my family is still in the area, I get back regularly.  But I miss being an alley away from my best friend – who is  still  my best friend almost 50 years later!  I miss walking into the silent, sacred space of Assumption at midnight (after we finished work at the A&W), pondering what life might bring.  I miss star-filled country skies, ballgames, polkas and daily time with family and friends.

Pulaski Polka Days July 21-24 Parade on Sunday


Hofa Park Update

Submitted by Dr. Dale Krumrai Hofa Park defeats Navarino 6-1 The Hofa Park Panthers traveled to Navarino on Sunday, June 12 2011 to take on the Rangers in Dairyland League action and came away with a 6-1 victory. The Panthers took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning; Cody Haase and Zac Peterson both singled with one out and both later scored on errors by the second baseman and the shortstop. Hofa Park added another run in the 3rd when Ryan Rozmiarek lead off with a double and later scored on a bunt single by Jeff Thomas. Two insurance runs were scored in the top of the 6 when Haase lead off with a single and Matt Zittlow walked with both scoring on an error. Jeff Luedke pitched the Panthers to victory throwing 8 innings, allowing 8 hits while walking 3 and striking out 6. Leading hitters for Hofa Park were Haase who went 2 for 3 and Peterson who was 2 for 4. The victory puts the Panther’s league record at 4-2 in the Northern Division. Panthers Are Champions of Pulaski Tournament. The Hofa Park Panthers defeated the Bonduel Broncos 9-4 to win the Pulaski Reds invitational tournament on Friday, June 17, at Doug McDermid Field in Pulaski. The Panthers faced the Freedom Mets in the first round on Tuesday and defeated them by a score of 5-2. Dave Landers picked up the victory on the mound throwing all 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and two runs while walking 1 and striking out 7. Hofa Park scored two runs in the first inning. Matt Zittlow and Tyler Jacobson both singled with one out. Jon Rupno later singled in one run and the other scored on a sacrifice fly by Rob Neuville. Freedom tied the game at 2nd in the 3rd inning but Hofa Park tallied a single run in the 6th to take the lead on a lead-off double by Rupno and an RBI single by Luke Zablocki. Two more runs were added in the top of the 7th to finish the scoring when Rupno singled in Cody Haase who had reached on an error and Jacobson also scored when the ball went under the center fielder’s glove for another error. The second round of the tournament had the Panthers face the Nichols Nitros on Thursday, June 15. The Panthers scored a 7-3 victory to advance to the championship game. Nichols scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning to take the lead but the Panthers answered with two of their own in the bottom of the inning. Cody Haase lead off with a walk and later scored on a passed ball and Matt Zittlow singled and scored on a Luke Zablocki single. Hofa Park took the lead in the bottom of the 3rd when Tyler Jacobson single 4 scored on a single by Jaryd Callender. Hofa Park added 3 insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th on a 2 RBI double by Rozmiarek and a RBI single by Zablocki. Jeff Thomas pitched the Panthers to victory throwing 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs while walking 2 and striking out 6. Zablocki and Rozmiarek both had 3 hits in the game. The Panthers then played the Broncos on Friday, June 17, and defeated them by a score of 9-4. Bonduel scored a single run in the top of the 3rd inning but Hofa Park answered with 3 in the bottom of the inning when Jon Rupno doubled in two runs after a Cody Haase single and a Zac Peterson double. Hofa Park added 3 more runs to their lead in the 4th when Haase walked and later scored on a wild pitch, Peterson hit another double and Matt Zittlow singled him in. Bonduel made the score 5-3 in the top of the 5th inning but the Panthers added 4 more runs in the bottom of the 6th on RBI singles by Zittlow and Jacobson. Jeff Luedke got the victory on the mound throwing 5 innings, allowing 3 runs on 5 hits and walking 4 and striking out 4. Dave Landers got the save throwing 2 innings, allowing 1 hit and one run while walking one, hitting a batter and striking out 4. Dave Landers was named MVP of the tournament after pitching the Panthers to victory in the first round and getting the save in the championship game. The Bonduel Bronco tournament will be held the week of July 11 through the 15.

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PHS hires new athletic trainer

by Matt Zey ulaski High School athletes P will be greeted by a new face this fall: Kyle Rabuck, from Prevea Sports Medicine, has been hired as the new athletic trainer. Rabuck started in late June, and will continue providing services throughout the school year. This is Rabuck’s third year as an athletic trainer and he plans to build relationships with as many kids as he can. Rabuck’s goal this year is to get to know as many people as possible and provide his services to everyone who needs them. The training room will be open throughout the remainder of the summer on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. When the school year starts, Rabuck will be available after school for practices and will be traveling to events with the school’s teams. “I’m excited to have him be an interval part of our school,” PHS Athletic Director, Jerad Marsh, said. Marsh said Rabuck will bring commitment and consistency to PHS sports programs, and will provide fitness and nutrition services as well as athletic training servies.

Business The Lady Groomer opens

All lasting businesses are built on friendship ~Alfred A. Montapert

Earth Day contest winner announced

Patti Laskowski with her dog Freckles inside her grooming shop.

by Adam Styczynski and Matt Zey

Dog owners will have a new option to keep their best friend clean.

Patti Laskowski opened her dog grooming business, The Lady Groomer, in May. Laskowski earned her dog grooming certification from Golden Paws Styling academy in Marinette, Wisconsin. Dog grooming school taught Laskowski specific breed grooming techniques and gave her experience with how to handle the diverse personalities of animals. “I worked in a medical surgery center for 16 years before I decided to open the Lady Groomer. I dealt with patients and their family members everyday. Now I work with pets and pet owners everyday. Pet owners have similar anxieties as family members dropping off their loved ones,” Laskowsi said. Laskowski’s shop can accommodate any dog for a full service groom or just a partial groom. A full groom at The Lady Groomer includes a bath, condition, complete dry, nail clipping, feet pad shave, anal gland excretion, pet style, bandanna or bow, cologne and a treat. Skunk baths and flea baths are also available. Laskowski is the shop’s only employee. Freckles, her dog, often likes to help out though. Pulaski drew Laskowski in because of the friendly people. “It’s nice to drive through a town where people wave to one another and smile,” Laskowski said. Laskowski is a true animal lover and was motivated to start her business by the innocent relationship between pets and their owners. Laskowski also receives great joy and gratification when a dog prances out of her shop, confident and clean. The Lady Groomer is dedicated to safety for the animals and the groomer. Laskowski will grant pet owner requests to book a dog by itself to make the process less stressful. The Lady Groomer is located at 7523 South Chase Road, Pulaski, Wisconsin. To contact Patti Laskowski, call (920) 373-8239, E-mail her at, or visit her website at

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Bruce Brzeczkowski from Dynamic Designs awards Veronica Campbell of First Call Locsmith of Shawano, Wisconsin with free t-shirts for winning the “Earth Day Contest” that was recently held.

submitted by Amber Christian Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC in Pulaski, Wisconsin is pleased to announce the winners of their Earth Day Contest as John and Veronica Campbell from First Call Locksmith of Shawano, WI. The contest asked existing business customers to email in their best “save the Earth” ideas. John and Veronica submitted several ideas which include: Preparing family sized meals for only two people, but saving into individual portions that can be heated up in the microwave, saving a lot of energy by not heating an electric stove or oven for only a few small items, reusing plastic food containers to store food in, use for freezer jam or use to make kids crafts., and saving the colored Sunday funny pages to wrap gifts with.The Campbell’s received two complimentary SoyBu t-shirts with their company name embroidered on them. These eco-friendly shirts are anti-microbial, cotton/soy/bamboo blend with moisture management. 

by Tim Frisch While part of County Highway B may be shut down, Super Ron’s is open for business. From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, July 6 the grocery store held its first moonlight madness event since the 1980’s. The event, which was advertised through a combination of flyer’s, Facebook and word of mouth, drew more attendees than the store originally anticipated, as cars were backed up in the area and lines 5-6 shoppers deep stretched all the way back to the Trailside Convince gas station. All of the stores 58 employees were on hand to assist with the sale. “We had over and above our initial expectations” Jay Neuenschwander, store manager, said. “So we more than met our goal. Super Ron’s will be holding this event in the future, possibly this year, but a date has yet to be decided. Besides good deals on groceries, The American Legion also held a brat fry at the event to raise money. All together, they raised the Legion ended up pulling in an estimated $1,600. “All in all it was astounding how kind and patient the customers were,” manager Bryan Ullmer, said. For more information on Super Ron’s, or general questions about the roundabout’s effect on business, visit their website at www. or call (920) 8223300.

What is there to do in Pulaski?

by Lori Stephan Broker/ Owner since 1999 ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI Country Pride Realty, Inc. IT IS A SMALL TOWN! That’s one of the nice things about Pulaski. Residents are attracted to the heart of this small town and the surrounding areas. It has small town coziness and old-fashioned character which draws people to live here. But there is still a lot of stuff to do! You can choose from all kinds of activities (or none at all if you want to be left alone). We have a great library and music program (for adults and children) and garden clubs and churches and an awesome Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce. Then there’s polka dancing and hiking and shopping and gambling and tennis and swimming and golf (four nearby courses within 30 minutes)….and let’s not forget horseback riding, fishing, boating, skydiving and the New Zoo. IS THERE A SAK’S FIFTH AVENUE NEARBY? Uh… Not within walking distance. But on the other hand, we have some of the best shopping opportunities. Lots of small local shops, a

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Farmer’s Market on Tuesday’s, coffee shops and restaurants and several food chain stores as well and a newer Super Value grocery store and hardware stores. All of them are staffed by friendly, local people who haven’t forgotten how to care. MORE? Ok. We have good builders and plumbers and electricians and barbers and beauty shops. And we have good mechanics and lawyers and just about any service you’ll find in a good size town. Plus a brokerage company (that’d be us at Country Pride). We also have excellent banks, mortgage lenders and an investment company. Add to the list is a great police and fire department and caring Village Board officials and employees. Oh yeah, let’s not forget our super Pulaski Schools and their staff! Go Red Raiders! Plus, we must mention our fabulous programs like PACE and Positively Pulaski.

there are a lot of awesome deals out there! You’d be surprised how much home you can buy for the money. So if you ever think about a move, please feel free to contact me. For all your real estate needs, feel free to contact Lori Stephan at Country Pride at 822-HOME (4663) or e-mail WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 12 ½ YEARS IN BUSINESS! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

I can put you in touch with numerous properties for sale. Right now is an excellent time to buy! Rates are at a historic low and

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Dynamic Designs to hold pre-polka event

Sulskis wins award

SO HOW ARE THE PEOPLE? Mainly nice (with a few grouches mixed in for contrast). There are about 3,382 of us in the Village. About 18,002 of us live within the area of the Pulaski School District. IT’S A PLEASURE. If you ever find yourself thinking about moving to the rural Pulaski area. I can point you in the right direction. Why just the other day, I met a young couple from Green Bay and sort of on a whim showed them a really lovely three bedroom home. They fell in love with the place. It had some really nice updated and wonderful landscaping. And wouldn’t you know, they bought the place. Just like that.

Pulaski News

The Polka Dynamics family band pose for a fun photo. The Brzeczkowski’s will be playing at Dynamic Designs on June 21, 2011.

Edward Jones Financial Advors Andy Sulkis of Pulaski recently won the A.F. McKenzie Achievement Award for outstanding business building skills and client service efforts. Sulskis was one of only 1,869 financial advisors out of more than 12,000 to be honored. The award is named after Al McKenzie, who developed the firm’s training program during his nearly 60 years with Edward Jones.

Dynamic Designs will be kicking off Pulaski Polka Days with a Pre-Polka Celebration, on Thursday, July 21st. Beginning at 11a.m., The Polka Dynamics Family Band will be entertaining customers outside the store at 220A S. St Augustine Street, in Pulaski. Customers can enjoy a free hotdog and music while they shop. Throughout the day, Dynamic Designs will hold specials on polka apparel and Polish merchandise. Winning designs from the recent Design a Polka T-shirt Contest will be featured and available for purchase at the event. Customers are encouraged to stock up on their polka t-shirts in time for the big Pulaski polka celebration, held July 21st  through the  24th. Dynamic Designs will also be open on Sunday July 24th  during the parade.

Hand of Hope opens by Jordan Stiede

Pulaski area residents now have a place where they can go to meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Karen Galske recently opened Hand of Hope, which offers help through resourcing, directing, educating and accountability. The facility is located at 127 N. St. Augustine St., in Pulaski behind the outreach center, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hand of Hope has three major components: a resource center, four different types of classes and a transitional living space. Classes offered include family, marriage and parenting, budgeting and finance, emotional healing and

spiritual and bible studies. The transitional living space currently has two people living in it, and it is open to individuals that need temporary help. Galske makes sure that people who come into the facility are accountable for their actions, and hopes to help them determine the cause of any problems in their lives. “I want to reach the people lost between the cracks,” Galske said. “In 1996, God broke my heart and gave me a passion for the hurting and the hopeless.” Currently, Galske just has volunteers helping her with the Hand of Hope; however, funds are being raised to hire a full staff and additional space for the facility. Eventually, she hopes to bring all of the community’s resource together in one place. Galske is having a campaign kickoff at Zielinski’s Ballroom on West Pulaski Street on Saturday, August 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be music, food, silent auction and special speakers. Galske is calling individuals, families, businesses, schools and organizations to unite together to make a difference in the community. “Together, the community and the Hand of Hope can make a difference in the lives of others,” Galske said.

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Figaro’s receives business award

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Figaro’s Pizza Cousin Subs received the 2011 Business Achievement Award by the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to a Pulaski area business that makes positive contributions to the community. Figaro owners, Cindy and Doug Egnarski, were honored for their hard work on June 29 at Rock Garden. Throughout the evening, community members thanked the Egnarskis, particularly for their contributions to the Pulaski Community School District through donations and sponsorships at various events and activities. “I cannot think of a school event where there was donated product not available,” school board member Trina Townsend, said. “It’s an honor and privilege to have people like you in our village.” Former PACE director Jim Brawner echoed similar remarks, highlighting various Figaro’s events that benefit the community, such as family night, where the restaurant returns 20 percent of profits back to the schools, as well as annual scholarship awards. Brawner, as a neighbor and friend of the Egnarski family, also went on to share stories of their good work in their personal life as well. At the end of the evening, Cindy Egnarski addressed the crowd, thanking Chamber of Commerce members for hosting the event in their honor. “We love being located in a community where there are good, hardworking people,” Cindy said. CHECK ONLINE FOR PICTURES OF THE EVENT!

Maplewood Meats wins awards by Laura Dahms For 28 years, Maplewood Meats has been providing award-winning, quality meat and exceeding customer expectations. This year, the business won the “Best of Show” at the 2011 National American Cured Meat Championships, in conjuction with the 72nd Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors, held in Reno, Nevada. They were also awarded first place, Grand Champion for Canadian Bacon, first place Grad Champion for Hickory Smoked Bacon and third place Champion for Andouille Sasuage. The “Old-Fashioned Meat Market” began business in 1983 when owners Roger and Patricia Van Hemelryk discovered that there was a need for meat processors in the area. As the building went up, the couple decided to bring back classic meat markets, and so they fashioned the store and tested the recipes to carry on the tradition of quality butcher shops. “Our business is all about quality products,” said Brad Van Hemelryk, grandchild of the original Van Hemelryk owners. “The customer always comes first.” Today, the store’s shelves and display cases are all vintage pieces from the past. The front wall is lined with awards from world, national and state competitions. A large portrait of Roger and Patricia Van Hemelryk reminds customers that Maplewood Meats is a family-owned business. Many smiling employees stand behind the neatly-stacked meat cases waiting to serve a valued customer. Currently, there are 70 employees on staff. According to Van Hemelryk the location of the store allows for them to support local farmers while also being conveniently located for both Green Bay and Pulaski residents. “I enjoy working at Maplewoods because I get to work with customers a lot,” said Casey Stepien, employee. “We are always working on a case-bycase basis, making sure that each customer gets exactly what they came for.” This summer, Maplewood Meats will be operating a hot dog stand that will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. The stand will feature the market’s bacon relish. Maplewood Meats is located at 4663 Milltown Road, Green Bay (just off of Hwy 29). They can be reached at (920) 865-7901.

Pulask chamber offers new option The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce will begin offering a new membership option for home-based business. These businesses must be run out of the home of the business owner with no employees, such as a lawyer, accountant, etc. The dues will be $55 annually with limited benefits. For more information about joining the Chamber, contact Gloria Morgan at (920)-8224400, or visit

Dynamic Designs names T-shirt design winner

Amanda Markiewicz, winner of the “Design a Polka T-shirt Contest” for 2011.

by Matt Zey For the last seven years, Dynamic Designs of Pulaski has been holding the ‘Design a Polka T-shirt Contest’. This year, the winner was Amanda Markiewicz, a Sobieski resident. Dynamic Designs holds the contest to come up with new ideas and get the community involved in the Pulaski Polka Days tradition, according to owner Tammy Brzeczkowski. Markiewicz’s design will be printed and sold during Polka Days and throughout July in the Dynamic Designs showroom. Because Markiewicz’s design was chosen, she received a gift basket containing two weekend passes to polka days and two tshirts featuring her design. The “survivor” themed design was one of more than 20 submissions. The other submissions can be ordered online from www. by clicking under the contests tab. Markiewicz entered the contest because she is a graphic designer. Graphic design is something Markiewicz enjoys and holds close to her heart. Polka Days is also something Markiewicz enjoys. She grew up in Pulaski and attended Polka Days with her family for many years. The inspiration for Markiewicz’s design came from the idea of Polka Days being one long weekend. “It’s a long weekend but everyone seems to make it Thursday through Sunday,” Markiewicz said.

Spruce-Air holds Kute Kids photo contest by Sam Schwartz pruce-Air Portrait Design & S Gallery along with Sound Check, Premier Community Bank, Dynamic Designs and The Carrot Tree recently announced the winners for their Facebook Kute Kids of Pulaski Photo Contest The contest featured 18 kids from 10 different families. The kids each had their photos posted on the Spruce-Air Facebook page and anyone with access to the page was allowed one vote per photo for his or her favorite image. In order to vote each voter had to first become a fan of the Spruce-Air Portrait Design & Gallery Facebook business page by pushing “like” on the page itself. Each voter then had to comment on the image of choice. The contest was held to raise money for the Glenbrook Elementary PTO. The contest raised slightly over $800 for the PTO and more orders of these pictures continue to come in at SpruceAir to keep this number rising. Not only did the contest benefit the Glenbrook PTO, but it also offered portrait discounts to kids who may not have had the opportunity to have their picture taken professionally otherwise. The winner of the contest was Collyn Jorgenson who accumulated over 300 votes, in second place was Braylon Krull with close to 270 votes and coming in

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third place was Salem Boyd with about 180 votes. All of the pictures can be seen on the SpruceAir Facebook page. “It was a lot of fun for not only myself to see the votes coming in and read the comments but the parents, grandparents and family members of the kids loved reading them as well. Besides being fun for the kids that were photographed and having comments made about how cute they are, it is a great way to build self esteem in kids by having professional portraits taken and then having so many people make positive comments about them,” said Donna Swiecichowski, owner of Spruce-Air Portrait Design & Gallery. According to Christine Richter, owner of The Carrot Tree, any chance The Carrot Tree can give back to the community it takes so that is why the business promoted this contest as well as donated money to the contest. The Glenbrook PTO helped out with promotions for this contest by allowing Spruce-Air to put up a stand displaying portraits from Spruce-Air at Glenbrook’s Family Fun Night. Information on the contest was also emailed home to Glenbrook families in the PTO newsletters. “The contest was a great success and I hope to have more of these Kute Kids contests for the other elementary schools in the district, not only is it a great way to promote my children’s photography, promote the businesses that donated prizes, but also raise money for a great cause,” said Swiecichowski.

Collyn Jorgenson won the Kute Kids contest.

Braylon Krull was the runner up in the Kute Kids contest. Salem Boyd came in 3rd place in the contest.

Amanda Markiewicz designed this year’s survivor themed Polka Days t-shirt.

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Births and Deaths Births

Monday, June 27, 2011 Seidel Sara and Josh Pulaski, son. Thursday, June 30, 2011 Drake, Tracie and Jason Pulaski, daughter. Friday, July 1, 2011 Bohm, Layne and Jeremy Krakow, daughter. Friday, July 1, 2011 Posenke, Jenny and Vickery, Jay Sobieski, son. Saturday, July 2, 2011 Gonzalez, Elizabeth and Gaspar Hobart, daughter. Sunday, July 3, 2011 Dercks, Stacey and Mike Pulaski, daughter. Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Nelson, Cynthia and Ron Little Suamico, son. Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Mihalski, Bridgett and William Krakow, son.

Deaths Births and deaths are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. If you wish to place an obituary, please have your funeral home director email it to us. If you wish to place a photo with the obituary, there will be a $20 fee. Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.

Spencer, Dale

Dale Spencer

Dale Spencer, 74, Pulaski, died Saturday morning, July 2, 2011 with his family at his side. The son of the late Ollie and Ruth (Allen) Spencer was born April 8, 1937 in Illinois. He was a US Army Veteran, where he was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He worked for many years at Gillett Implement, Karcz Ford, and Pulaski-Chase Coop. Dale was mechanically inclined and always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. His children and grandchildren inherited his mechanical abilities. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patti (Gene) Fiala, De Pere; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale (Ann) Spencer, Greenville; six grandchildren, Mande School, Zachary (Tabitha) School, Alexander Fiala, Eric (Shaina) Fiala, Kayla Spencer, and Nicholas Spencer; two great-grandchildren, Ava and Garrett School. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Gail Moyn.

Our families rejoice – a new life’s begun. Our circle is richer with the birth of this one! ~Unknown

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2 BDRMS AVAILBLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage.

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PULASKI HOUSING AUTHORITY. 822-3887. 55+ senior living. 1-bedroom, rent based on income, all utilities included. Low-income family units available. 3-bedroom, rent based on income.

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


FOR RENT 1 BDRM CHARMING AND UPDATED UPPER APARTMENT – downtown Pulaski. $475/month. Utilities included. Available now! Call Lori @ 246-3000. PARKSIDE APARTMENTS- 920-822-4653. 2 bedroom available now for low- income elderly (62 & over). Heat and water included. SENIOR HOMES- 920822-4653. 1 bedroom available now for low-income elderly (62 & over). All utilities included. 1 BEDROOM UPPER IN KRAKOW. Stove & Ref. included. No Pets. Located in Quiet Residential Neighborhood. Call: 920-9949503. Please Leave Message. 1 BDRM APARTMENT – 109 S. ST. AUGUSTINE ST. Security entrance and off street parking. Laundry facilities available. $375 + security. 920-819-5057. 2 APARTMENTS – EACH 2 BDRM. SOUTH





BY LICENSE SALVAGE DEALER: someone to buy salvage vehicles. Must have valid drivers license and own transportation. 920-660-0523.

HELP WANTED FRAMERS NEEDED. Looking to fill entry level positions in framing. No experience needed. Please call 920-606-4091. BARTENDER NEEDED. Sunday and Tuesday nights and some nights. Woz’s Polish Pickle. Previous experience helpful. Call 920-822-1168 or 920-680-3620 if interested.

RUMMAGE SALE MULTI-FAMILY SALE – THURS. JULY 21 – 12-5 pm, FRI. JULY 22 – 8-5, SAT. JULY 23 – 8-5. 307 STENOL TRL., PULASKIFamily Daycare down sizing (toys & teacher resources), children and adult clothes, kitchen & household items, Party Lite, scrapbook supplies, sewing material and fleece, cake supplies, toys and more. RUMMAGE & CRAFT SALE – JULY 21, 22 & 23. 208 W. CEDAR ST. 8 A.M. Thomas Train table, bikes,

Americans are the only people in the world known to me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles. ~Paul Fussell

housewares, books, clothes, toys, lots of puzzles & misc. Crocheted towels, dish cloths, hot pads (Packer, Wisconsin, John Deere), Brewer & Packer pillows & blankets. Great gifts FIRST TIME MULTIFAMILY FRI. JULY 15 9AM-6PM, SAT. JULY 16 8AM-3PM- 7468 COUNTY ROAD DR, ABRAMS. 10 speed bike, fishing, hunting and camping equipment. New corian counter and new glass block. Holiday and household decor plus furniture. Quality clothing and much more! Worth the ride! N3988 WILLOW RD, PULASKI. Girls clothing (0-adult), tools, books, crafts, misc. July 22- 9 am – 7pm. July 23 – 8 am-Noon. North on Hwy 32, 3 miles west on Middle Rd & 3 miles on Willow Rd. (dead end)


PERSONAL The family of SYLVESTER KARCZ would like to THANK the members of the American Legion Mixtacki Johnson Post #337, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9719 and the Polish Legion of American Vets Post #178, American Veterans Post #160, Pulaski Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus Patriot Guard for their participation in Sylvester’s wake and funeral services. Sylvester was so proud to be a member of these organizations. It truly gave him great pride to have met so many wonderful friends along the patriotic path he lived.

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Construction begins on roundabout by Matt Zey he Village of Pulaski and the T Wisconsin Department of Transportation have begun work on the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 32 and County Highway B. After a year of planning, the intersection is set to become safer and more efficient. The Pulaski roundabout’s first stage of construction began July 5 and the second stage will begin on July 25. During the first stage, Crest Drive and County Highway B were cutoff from cross traffic, requiring residents to use Corporate Way to access businesses such as McDonald’s, Trailside Food and Gas and Super Ron’s. During the second stage,the

entire intersection will be closed to traffic, although a detour route will be constructed directing cars through the Mountain Bay Plaza. The Mountain Bay bike trail will remain open without interruption. Motorists from Highway 29 will be directed to the Highway 160 exit, then to back into Pulaski via Highway 32. Overall, roughly 3,000 cars per day will be rearranged. The project is currently slated to be completed by September 2, just in time for the upcoming school year. The new single-lane roundabout, replacing the current traffic light, will feature a truck apron and, in the center, a flower mix of Daylilys, Gro Low sumac and

autumn brilliance serviceberry plants. There will also be a sidewalk installed where the Mountain Bay trail crosses County Highway B. “It will serve as a nice welcoming view to Pulaski with the flowers in the middle... the village designed the flower arrangement,” Bryan Lipke, DOT manager of the project, said. DOT officials believe that the roundabout will create a safer driving environment. At 23 locations where roundabouts have replaced stop signs and/or traffic signals, crashes decreased by 39 percent and the number of crashes involving injuries dropped by 76 percent. According to a study by the

Thursday, July 14, 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, roundabouts reduced vehicle delay by 62-74 percent, saving 325,000 hours of motorists’ time per year while reducing the annual consumption of 235,000 gallons of fuel as well. “When you look at records, roundabouts have been proven as the safest intersections,” Pulaski Village President, Ron Kryger said. “We did have serious accidents and the roundabout will definitely cause people to slow down.” Despite the safety benefits, local businesses still have concerns about the project, namely that the construction will slow the flow of customers into their stores during the remainder of the summer. For many of these businesses, the summer months are their busiest. Jill Coppersmith, manager at McDonald’s, believes the construction will cause the restaurant

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to lose business from travelers, but believes that the ‘regulars’ will likely still come in. Smurawa’s Bakery owner Greg Smurawa expressed similar concerns. The bakery traditionally sees an increase in business as summer travelers pass by Pulaski on Highway 29, but expects a smaller boost this year with construction. Businesses in the Mountain Bay Plaza are likely to be effected as well, despite construction of the special detour route through the shopping center. The $1.03 million in construction costs will be paid for by the state as part of Wisconsin’s Highway 41 project. The Village of Pulaski, however, will maintain the plants at the center of the roundabout and making sewer, water and hydrant adjustments, as well as signage to direct traffic through the detour route.

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