Pulaski News PULASKI, WISCONSIN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
VOLUME LXXI, NO. 16
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Roundabout construction continues
by Laura Dahms Big changes are happening in Pulaski with the construction of a new roundabout that will safely connect Highway 32 and County Highway B. Most recently, on July 25, the entire intersection closed for construction, and the Department of Transportation (DOT) and community has been working together to ensure that commerce continues to thrive in the area. Although access from Hwy 32 to downtown Pulaski is blocked, there are many options for visitors and citizens to get around the construction. There is a gravel driveway that leads from northbound Hwy 32 to Super Ron’s, Mountain Bay Trail BP and McDonald’s, as well as one that leads to the Mountain Bay Plaza. “We provide access when a business or private owner requests it. We try to accommodate for them because we know their access will be limited,” said DOT Field Engineer Jodi Marsh. “The DOT puts in the driveway up to our right of way. The property owner does the other half if it’s a new driveway.” Though the driveways are open to the public, they are only gravel, and users are encouraged to drive cautiously. The mountain bay trail crosses the driveway leading to the BP/ McDonald’s/ Super Ron’s, and drivers must stop at the stop sign in front of the trail. These driveways are also subject to temporary closures due to the construction on any day. The normal access road to the Mountain Bay Plaza is still open, though shoppers must approach it from the west on Crest Drive. The driveway into Super Ron’s remains open as well, and shoppers must approach it from the east on County Highway B. These roadways will continue to be open during the rest of construction, only closing for a few hours when the intersection gets paved. Affected business owners remain very positive about the changes going on right outside their doors. “Our customers have been wonderful and very patient. They realize [the construction] is only temporary,” said Meridian hair salon owner Darlene Kraszewski.
“Surprisingly, we had a very good Polka Days weekend. We had more walk-ins than ever!” Others are not sure if the newest stage of construction will be any different than the first. “So far [the construction] hasn’t affected our business much, but, with highway 32 closing down, we’re not sure what will change. The driveways aren’t guaranteed access,” said Bryan Ullmer, Super Ron’s Owner. The mall businesses and the Trailside BP joined to create a special deal for those who shop in the construction zone. Customers can save $0.03 per gallon of gas at the Trailside BP when he or she presents a receipt from any Mountain Bay Plaza store. This deal will last until September 2, and fuel sales must be cash only. Similarly, Carrot Tree owner Christine Richter held a ‘Christmas in July’ sale, where customers received one-third off all Christmas and garden gifts. Overall, the construction is on schedule, and workers continue, even through the rain. “The weather does affect construction,” said Marsh. “we need to have dry conditions to lay concrete and other jobs. We have rain days in the contract, though, so we should be done in time.” The DOT expects to finish major construction by September 2. “The roundabout will be open to traffic, but we may be still doing touch-ups,” said Marsh of the expected deadline. Most seem to be looking forward to the future benefits that the roundabout will bring to the community. Compared to other types of intersections in the nation, roundabouts have been proven to reduce fatal crashes about 90 percent, reduce injury crashes 75 percent and reduce overall crashes by over 35 percent. “The new roundabout will be much safer and better for everyone. People can get through the flow of the intersection and find our store,” said Vern’s Hardware Owner Vern Novinska.
Recent road counstruction has shut down the intersection of County Raod B and Highway 32.
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The constrcution of the roundabout is slated to be completed by September 2. Check out the Pulaski News Facebook page with this QR code.
DOT work is making a variety of improvement to the area.
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Parents and students should be aware of traffic impacts associated with road construction areas in the Pulaski Community School District. Access between County Road J and Highway 29 was permanently closed in June 2011. Beginning in November, access across Highway 29 on County Rd. J will reopen and the underpass is expected to be open. Drivers can also expect Highway 32 to be closed until September 2 due to roundabout construction at County Highway B and Highway 32. Motorists need to use an alternate route when traveling through the area. When traveling north through Pulaski drivers can use Quarry Dr west to St. Augustine Street. Please use extrene caution and remain alert when driving through these areas.
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-Thursday, August 11, 2011
P-News Point of View Google+: a New Era of Social Networking?
by Tim Frisch By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the recent hype about Google’s “answer” to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook monopoly on social networking. Will the latest and greatest efforts of Google, be enough to topple over Facebook? Although Facebook will definitely not be going the way of the Do-Do Bird, or in this case, the way of MySpace , the new site will likely give it a run for its money. Google+ releases with several new unique features, each of which has its positive and negative aspects. For instance; Google+ uses a “1+” button rather than a “Like” button, which is much less subjective and bias. You can 1+ something you agree with or find interesting, but not “like,” while Facebook offers only a “Like” option for fans. For example, if there is a major global disaster – you aren’t going to “Like” the global disaster, as Facebook dictates, but with Google+ you can “1+” it to bring attention to the event. The problem with the current “Like” system is its objectivity, and it lacks the ability to bring aid and awareness to problems that aren’t necessarily positive. Secondly, we must address the problem of the “Friend.” Although being friends with everyone is great, it’s also subjective. For instance, if I wanted to add a co-worker to my friends, but don’t necessarily want them to have access to my entire profile, it’s much harder to create and divide individuals into seperate groups on Facebook. Google+, however, allows for easy drop-and-drag anonymous categorizing (called ‘Circles’). Thus, a person wouldn’t necessarily know that I put him in a “Best Friend” group or just an “I don’t really like this guy” group. Furthermore, like Twitter, Google+ allows users to add one another without requiring a two-way response, meaning I could easily put my favorite celebrity into a circle on my profile to see their updates, but they would not have to add me in order to do this. This also allows business, athletes and any public figures a better opportunity to communicate with their fans than the 140 characters allowed by Twitter. For non-famous users, the feature also elimates having to sift through spam that can sometimes be found on the Facebook fan pages of some public figures. One feature Google+ adds to it’s arsenal that Facebook can’t quite seem to get right is the conference call. It allows friends to connect via video chat with one another and all join in a simultaneous face-to-face chat. This is not only convenient, but is a lot easier than gathering everybody together at the local coffee shop or all logging on to Skype. Also, the video conferences allow for integration with Youtube, which Google owns. This integration will allow multiple people simultaneously view and comment upon videos, providing new opportunities for video training or entertainment purposes. Finally, a last major enhancement of Google+ over Facebook would be “Sparks.” A spark is similar to Facebook’s concept of “Interests,” except it applies a new approach and twist to the concept. The “Sparks” allow feeds of what interests you to be integrated into your Google+ page. According to the company’s Google+ website, this integration will “Allow you upon log on; to always have something interesting and relevant to read, watch, or share.” I couldn’t agree more. Throughout Google’s Internet-wide integration, life seems far easier. No more hassle, no more constantly changing Facebook layouts, and no more chat errors. Overall, Google+ might not turn Facebook into the next MySpace, but it might make a dent in its otherwise continued growth.
Correction: In the July 28 issue of Pulaski News, we incorrectly published that silos at the Maroszek’s farm were being taken down. The silos were actually at the Bergsbaken Farm. We regret the error.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Senior ENERGY ASSISTANCE appointments on Mondays, September 12, October 10 & November 14 from 1:00-4:00. Please call 822-8100 for an appointment. ON GOLDEN POND at Abrams Theater on Sunday, August 14. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Dutch-treat dinner at Luigi’s after the show. Cost: $12.00 includes ticket and transportation. Call 822-8100 for more information or to make reservations. MOVIE MONDAY on August 15 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “My Dog Skip”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided.
Liss – Zuleger Holly Elizabeth Liss and Delbert Carl Zuleger Jr. are engaged to be married on August 12, 2011, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holly is the daughter of Pete and Sheryl Liss of Pulaski. She is a 2001 graduate of Pulaski High School, and went on to receive her B.S. of Science Degree in Human Development at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She currently works at Prevea Health. Delbert is the son of Delbert Zuleger Sr. and the late Beverly Zuleger of Bonduel. He is a 1999 graduate of Bonduel High School and went on to Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to be a Paramedic and to Fox Valley Technical College for Police Science. He currently works for Menominee Tribal Police Department.
SEYMOUR MUSIC IN THE PARK CONCERT on Wednesday, August 24 at 5:00. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 5:00, dutch-treat dinner at DQ in Seymour, concert at 6:30. Cost of transportation is $3.00. Call 8228100 to make a reservation. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, August 23 & September 13, starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 PULASKI SENIOR CENTER closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 5. OLD WORLD MILWAUKEE TRIP on Wednesday, September 7. Cost is $73.00 which includes transportation, lunch and admission to all activities. Contact Deb at the P.A.C.E. Office by August 15. Call 822-6050. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, September 9 at 10:00.
Kuhn-Kabara Dusty and Debbie Kuhn of Shawano are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Karla Kuhn and Chad Kabara, son of Alan and Joyce Kabara of Pulaski. Chad is a graduate of Pulaski High School and currently is a self employed Dairy Farmer in Pulaski. Karla is a graduate of Shawano High and holds a bachelors degree in Business Admin from UWGB. Karla works at Dental Associates of Green Bay where she is the Surgery/Implant Treatmnet Coordinator. The two are planning a fall wedding October 29th at St. Edward and Isadore Church in Flintville with a reception to follow at Rock Gardens in Green Bay.
PACE Setters to hold lunch cook-out
PACE Setters will meet for Thursday, August 18, Pulaski High School. A lunch of grilled brats, burgers and picnic side dishes will begin at 11:45 a.m. The food will be grilled by Superintendent Dr. Mel Lightner and PACE director Mark Heck PACE Setters is a senior organization run through PACE for active senior citizens in the Pulaski area. PACE Setters is free to join, and offers seniors in the Pulaski area an opportunity to travel to various locations around the state, and attend useful classes and workshops in Pulaski. For information on PACE Setters, call PACE at (920)-822-6050. **Please note the date change from August 17 to August 18.**
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, September 13. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, September 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. September’s book is Tara Road by Maeve Binchy. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, September 29 from 11:30- 2:00. Entertainment by Sky-lite Players. Call 822-8100 for a reservation.
CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR August 12 – August 26. 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, August 12 – beef tips over noodles Monday, August 15 – tater tot casserole Tuesday, August 16 – baked spaghetti casserole Wednesday, August 17 – baked chicken Thursday, August 18 – vegetable soup & ham salad sandwich Friday, August 19 – turkey tetrazzini Monday, August 22 –beef stew Tuesday, August 23 – Swedish meatballs Wednesday, August 24 – turkey alfredo Thursday, August 25 – shredded BBQ pork Friday, August 26 – baked lemon fish
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Citizens Update CHIEF’S Corner Reports Generated: July 13 – 25, 2011 07/13/2011 9:03 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/13/2011 9:20 am - Burglary – Residential – First Street Entry into garage from unlocked garage service door. Happened within the last week. Bow/arrows and assorted hunting items taken. 07/13/2011 9:46 am - Welfare Check – Sunshine Drive 07/13/2011 12:00 pm - Suspicious Vehicle/Phone Call - E. Pulaski Street 07/13/2011 2:53 pm - Welfare Check – Colonial Court Apts. 07/14/2011 1:01 pm - Theft Retail/Shoplifting – Pulaski Food & Gas Inc. 07/14/2011 3:21 pm - Assist EMS – Fourth Ave 07/14/2011 10:32 pm - Welfare Check - W. Pulaski Street Sister hadn’t heard from brother for a while, wasn’t answering his phone, wanted welfare checked at his house. Officers checked house still taped up from fire, nobody home, vehicle gone. Called sister back, she was going to check with other friends of his. 07/15/2011 3:53 am - Neighbor Dispute - E. Glenbrook Drive 07/15/2011 5:00 am - Worthless checks – Super Ron’s Food Center 07/15/2011 5:30 am - Worthless checks – Super Ron’s Food Center 07/15/2011 10:17 pm - Underage party – Colonial Court Apts 07/16/2011 3:32 am - Fraud NSF Checks – Super Ron’s Food Center 07/16/2011 1:17 pm - Noise Complaint – Colonial Court Apts 07/17/2011 8:50 pm - Memorial Park (Secure Buildings) 07/18/2011 8:02 am - Animal Bite – Memorial Park 07/18/2011 10:56 am - Assist Citizen - S. St. Augustine Street Assisted female getting into the apartment so she could take care of the cats. Female had an issue with one of the keys. Entry was successfully made. 07/18/2011 12:15 pm - Extra Patrol Request – Rosemary Drive 07/18/2011 3:30 pm - Fraud - NSF Checks – Pulaski Food & Gas 07/19/2011 10:03 pm - Theft All Other – Pulaski Chase Cooperative Male arrested in the act of theft from co-op. Subject crawled under fence and attempted to steal steel rims from a shed. Further investigation revealed that subject took $1500.00 of copper fittings from construction company working at Colonial Courts. Subject also admitted to cutting and stealing new residential wiring in new home construction on Whimbrel Way. Referred to D.A. for additional charges. 07/21/2011 11:25 am - Fraud NSF Checks – Radio Shack 07/21/2011 11:56 am - Welfare Check – Colonial Court Apts 07/21/2011 6:35 pm - Disorderly Conduct – Fight - E. Pulaski Street Disturbance, fight, adult suspects transported to jail, juvenile suspects had referral filed. 07/21/2011 7:00 pm - Drug Possession - Pulaski Polka Grounds While assisting at a fight call, performed a K-9 free air sniff of involved vehicle, K-9 alerted on passenger side door, located bag in glove box with marijuana pipe. 07/21/2011 7:15 pm - Missing Juvenile - Pulaski Polka Grounds 07/22/2011 12:00 am - Drug Possession/UAL – Pulaski Shell
-Thursday, August 11, 2011
Station 07/22/2011 5:41 am – Death – Colonial Court Apts 07/22/2011 3:16 pm - Telephone Misuse – Johnson Street Reported that she received a call from a person identifying himself as a police officer advising her that her grandson is under arrest and she needed to wire him money to get him out. 07/22/2011 4:00 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Summit Street Granddaughter of elderly resident reported that after the fireworks on Thursday evening a younger female knocked on her door wondering if she could assist her. Complainant advised that it appeared that the female wanted to get inside the house to possibly check it out. Request for extra patrol. 07/22/2011 6:18 pm - Under Age Drinking - Fourth Ave. 07/22/2011 9:19 pm - Underage Consumption of Alcohol - E. Pulaski Street 07/22/2011 11:18 pm - Drug Possession – Spirits Sports Bar 07/22/2011 11:30 pm - Under Age Drinking – Colonial Court Apts 07/22/2011 11:50 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 07/22/2011 11:53 pm - Ordinance Violation- Public – Classic’s Saloon & Hotel 07/23/2011 12:30 am - Under Age Drinking - W. Pulaski Street 07/23/2011 1:30 am - Under Age Drinking – Colonial Court Apts 07/23/2011 4:00 am - Alcohol Hold – Augie’s Bar 07/23/2011 7:17 am - Alarm – Business – Pulaski Community Middle School 07/23/2011 7:15 pm – Disturbance - E. Pulaski Street 07/23/2011 10:10 pm - Vehicle Lock Out - N. St. Augustine Street 07/23/2011 11:39 pm - Juvenile Problem - S. Wisconsin Street /2011 - Ordinance Violation Fireworks – Summit Street 07/24/2011 - Suspicious Situa-
tion - E. Green Bay Street 07/24/2011 12:26 am - Traffic Citation- O.W.I. 2nd – Corporate Way 07/24/2011 2:00 am - Suspicious Person/Activity - S. St. Augustine Street 07/24/2011 2:33 am - Theft - From a Motor Vehicle – Nutrition Services Company Several items taken. Complainant thought vehicle was locked but no damage to vehicle or any other means of entry. 07/24/2011 3:05 am - Alarm Business- false – Citizen’s Bank 07/24/2011 3:45 am - Domestic Violence Offense (D.V.O.) – Falcon Drive 07/24/2011 11:17 am - Theft From a Motor Vehicle 07/24/2011 6:07 pm – Harassment – Corporate Way 07/25/2011 1:40 pm – Fraud E. Pulaski Street 07/25/2011 9:10 pm - Child Custody – Johnson Street For a complete update, visit: www.villageofpulaski.org
Girl Scouts collect art supplies The Pulaski/Howard Sumacio Service Area Girl Scouts will be participating in an upcoming art supply collection for pediatric patients in local hospitals. The girls will be distributing a flyer notifying area residents for your help. Please put a plastic/paper grocery bag on your door step and the scouts will pick-up your donation for “Riah’s Rainbow” of crayons, coloring books, markers, puzzles or art supply item during the weekend of August 20. St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee, and American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison will benefit from the drive.
Ronald Kryger, Gerald Hodkiewicz and Richard Hodkiewicz play polka muisc at McDonalds on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Father Patrick Gawrylewski leaves ABVM
Father Pat Gawrylewski officiated his last Hofa Park Church Picnic Polka mass in June.
by Adam Styczynski After 12 years of serving Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pulaski and St. Stanislaus in Seymour, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski O.F.M. will be leaving the Pulaski area. Fr. Gawrylewski has been asked by the Provincial and his Board of Directors of the Franciscan community to accept the position of Pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Green Bay starting August 16. Fr. Gawrylewski has strong ties to Pulaski, after he grew up in the area and attended Pulaski High School as a student, and said he will always remember the funeral of his father as well as Fire Chief Frank Wichlacz. “I enjoy the connectedness that I’ve experienced with the people due to baptisms, weddings, and funerals and their openness of accepting me to minister to them,” said Fr. Gawrylewski. Fr. Finian Zaucha O.F.M. will be taking the place of Fr. Gawrylewski. “Father Pat will be missed greatly. He was always very congenial. He was friendly to everyone. He was a favorite of my grandsons.,” Gloria Krumrai, church member, said.
School Updates Alumni Profile
Eva (McGillivry) Donohoo 1996 PHS Graduate Where do you live? Stevens Point, WI Where do you work? University of WisconsinStevens Point as Assistant to the Dean for Marketing & Communication in the College of Professional Studies Do you have any kids? No What did you do after high school? After graduating from PHS in 1996, I attended UW-Stevens Point. I earned my degree in communications from UW-Stevens Point in 2001. How were your grades in high school? I was a pretty good student in high school, probably about a 3.6 GPA. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life? Mr. Kind and Ms. Sheedy Do you still talk to this teacher? No, but I still remember Ms. Sheedy’s grammar and writing rules – and use them on a daily basis in my career. What is your favorite band? Right now, my favorite band is Bon Iver. What is your favorite TV show? Breaking Bad What activities did you participate in during high school? I was active in extra-curricular activities including volleyball, softball, wrestling manager, and Spanish Club. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Moose Tracks How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school? Pulaski is a hard-working town, and its people care about each other. I have taken that wherever I’ve been – from South Carolina to Detroit and back to Wisconsin. What, if anything, do you miss about the Pulaski area? I miss being able to ride my bike to town (five miles) and hang out at the ball park all day. As kids, we spent so much time at Memorial Park and our parents never had to worry about us.
Alumni Profiles will now be a regular feature in Pulaski News. Know of a noteworthy PHS graduate? Email us at email@example.com or call us at 920-822-6802.
Annual Notice As required by law, we are notifying you regarding the following policies and procedures of the Pulaski Community School District. The information provided below is a summation of policy content. All district policies are available on our website at the following link http://connect. pulaski.k12.wi.us. Directory Information (Board policies JO, JO-ADM) Pulaski Community Schools designate as directory data, a student’s name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received and the name of the school previously attended by the pupil. This directory data shall be considered public information and may be released to appropriate persons and media unless parents or adult students refuse the release of all or any part, in writing, of their own initiation. Refusal of such release must be made no later than 14 days after the opening of school or of enrolling in school in the case of those entering Pulaski Community Schools after the school year has started. Pulaski Community School District P. O. Box 36. Pulaski, WI 54162 (920) 822-6020 Inquiries related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap, should be directed to: Section 504 Coordinator Pulaski Community School District P. O. Box 36 Pulaski, WI 54162 (920) 822-6020 Electronic Communication Devices (Board policy 5518) Pulaski Community School District students are prohibited from using or possessing electronic paging or two-way communication devices while on school premises which are either owned or rented or under the control of the Pulaski Community School District. Principals may allow for the use or possession of such devices if the principal determines that the device’s use will be for a legitimate medical, school, educational, vocational or other legitimate purpose. Any student given such permission will be required to have written evidence of such permission when in possession of the device on school property as described above. This rule will be part of the annual student information packet provided to enrolling students. Student Attendance (Board policy IKB, JED, JED-ADM, JEDA) The Pulaski Community School District recognizes the importance of regular school attendance to student achievement and is committed to doing whatever it can to encourage stu-
dents to attend school regularly. Student attendance policies are included in the student handbook. Please refer to your child’s school handbook for building-specific details.their right to request the school board to provide the student with program or curriculum modifications as outlined in section 118.15(1)(d) of the state statutes, andthe decision-making process to be used in responding to such requests under sections 118.15(dm) and (e) of the state statutes. Asbestos An Asbestos Management Plan for all buildings in the Pulaski Community School District is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Buildings and Grounds Director, by appointment only, when such appointment is made with the designated person at least one (1) working day in advance. Any request to view the plan will be honored by the designated person within five (5) working days of the receipt of such a request. Copies of the document are available from the district offices at a cost of $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents per page thereafter, upon five (5) days’ written request. Under AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act), all primary and secondary schools are required to develop and implement a plan for managing all building materials which contain asbestos. Included in the AHERA Act is the requirement to annually notify all workers and building occupants (or their guardians) of asbestos-related activities. Beginning in 1988, all buildings owned, leased, or “under the control of” the School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors, with building material samples analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the School District prepared and the state approved a comprehensive management plan for managing the asbestos. Where the asbestos-containing materials are found, the District has in place an Operations and Maintenance program. The District has accomplished the following compliance mandates regarding the administration of asbestos in school buildings: Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. (EMC) was contracted to be the school’s consultant for asbestos. The District is continuing with the Operations and Maintenance Program as designed for the School District. This ensures that all asbestos materials are kept in good condition. Periodic “surveillance” in each area containing asbestos has been completed every six months by our consultant. Also, the buildings are re-inspected by an accredited inspector every three years. All outside contractors shall contact the lead maintenance person before commencing work. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for
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Thursday, August 11, 2011 review by contacting the school office. Questions related to this plan should be directed to the designated Asbestos Program Manager, who can be reached at 822-6082. Our goal at the District is to be in full compliance with asbestos regulations. It is our policy to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our students and our staff members. Tobacco Use on School Premises (Board policy JFCH, JFCHADM) The Pulaski School District prohibits the use of tobacco products on school district property. This shall include school buildings, grounds, and school owned vehicles. Please refer to school board policies for additional information. Access to Extracurricular Activities (Board policy JFJ) An extracurricular and recreational activities program shall be offered to students in the Pulaski Community School District schools. Participation in these activities and programs shall be in accordance with established school activity codes. The Board of Education shall encourage full participation by all elementary grade pupils, kindergarten through grade 8, as well as high school students in these programs and activities. Students who violate school and/or activity codes shall be subject to the consequences. The district shall not discriminate in admission to any program or activity, standards, and rules of behavior, disciplinary actions or facilities usage on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap. Discrimination complaints shall be processed in accordance with established procedures. Student Records (Board policies JO, JO-ADM) Schools must take reasonable precautions to ensure that data in student records is reliable and is not misused. Maintaining confidentiality of student records is an obligation of the school. Student record information may be disclosed to people outside the school only with student and/or parent/guardian consent, unless the disclosure without consent is required or authorized by law. Parents/guardians and adult students have the right to… Inspect, review, and obtain copies of the student’s record. Request an amendment of the school records if they believe the record is inaccurate, misleading or other in violation of the student’s rights of privacy. Consent to disclosure of the student’s school records, except to the extent state and federal law authorizes disclosure without consent. Be informed of the categories of record information which has been designated as directory data and their right to deny the disclosure of same. File a complaint. Request the district not disclose the secondary school student’s name, address or telephone
number to military recruiters or institutions of higher education without prior consent. Student records are available to law enforcement officers who are individually designated by the school board and assigned to the school district, in addition to district employees who are required by the DPI to hold a license and to other school district officials who have been determined by the school board to have legitimate educational interests in the records. The District forwards records to other schools that have requested the records and in which the student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled, as long as the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer. Please refer to school board policies for additional information. Student Religious Accommodations (Board policies AC, ACB) School districts are required to annually provide written notification to all students, the parent/ guardian of minor students and instructors of the district’s policies providing for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. The notice must also include the process for receiving and resolving complaints. Student Locker Searches (Board policies JFG, JFG – ADM) School boards that have adopted locker search policies specifying that the board retains ownership and possessory control of all student lockers and designating the school official, employee or agent positions that may conduct locker searches are required to provide each student enrolled in the district with a copy of the district’s policy. If the school board has adopted this type of policy and has provided this notice, designated school or district officials, employees or agents may search a student’s locker without the consent of the student, without notifying the student and without obtaining a search warrant. Elector Registration Information Each school; beard is required by state law to assure that the principal of every high school communicates elector registration information to students. Recruiter Access to Students/ Records (Board policy JO, JO-ADM) School districts receiving federal education funds are required to provide, on request made by military recruiters or an institution of higher education, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses and telephone listings unless access to such information ahs been restricted by the secondary school student or the student’s parents by writing the High School Principal. Youth Options Program (Board policy 2271) High school students in the District may participate in the Youth Options Program in accordance with state law requirements. Students interested in participating shall inform the District of their intention to take postsecond-
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ary courses under this program, prior to enrollment in the course(s) and within designated timelines. Meningococcal Disease Information School districts must provide information to parents/guardians of children enrolled in grades 6-12 with information about meningococcal disease including: o Causes and symptoms of the disease, Meningococcal disease includes meningococcal meningitis and meningococcemia. Meningococcal meningitis is a severe form of meningitis (inflammation of the meninges, thetissues that cover the brain and spinal cord) caused by the bacterium neisseria meningitidis. Meningococcemia is an infection of the blood with neisseria meningitidis. A person may have either meningococcal meningitis or meningococcemia, or both at the same time. The signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease can vary widely, but include sudden onset of high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and a rash. Sensitivity to light, sleepiness and confusion may also occur. Symptoms may be difficult to detect in infants and the infant may only appear lethargic, irritable, have vomiting, or be feeding poorly. As the disease progresses, patients of any age may have seizures. meningococcal disease is fatal in 8-15% of cases. How it is spread, The meningococcus bacteria are spread by direct contact with respiratory and oral secretions (saliva, sputum or nasal mucus) of an infected person. How to obtain additional information about the disease and the availability, effectiveness and risks of vaccinations against the disease. There are two vaccines (Menomune®, Menactra™) that will protect against four of the types of meningococcus, including 2 of the 3 types most common in the U.S. (serogroup C, Y, and W-135) and a type that causes ep-
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idemics in Africa (serogroup A). Meningococcal vaccines cannot prevent all types of the disease (neither protect against type B). The vaccine is recommended in some outbreak situations or for travelers to areas of the world where high rates of the disease are known to occur. College freshman living in dormitories should consider receiving the vaccine due to their slightly elevated risk of acquiring the disease. In 2005, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that children receive the new meningococcal vaccine (Menactra™) at their routine 11-12 year old doctor’s visit and that for the next two to three years, teens entering high school should also be vaccinated. Additional information about meningococcal disease is available from the following web link: http://www.dhfs.state. wi.us/communicable/factsheets/ PDFfactsheets/Meningococcal_42072_05041.pdf. Human Growth and Development Instruction (Board policy 2414) All schools offering Human Growth and Development Instruction will annually provide parents/guardians an outline of the human growth and development curriculum used at their child’s grade level and information about how they can inspect the actual curriculum and instructional materials. Special Education (Board policy IGBA) School districts are required by section 115.77 (1) (h) of the state statutes to demonstrate to the satisfaction of DPI that it regularly publicizes information regarding its special education procedures and services. School districts are also required to: At least annually, inform parents and persons required to make referrals under section 115.777 (1)(a) of the state statutes (i.e., physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators of social service agencies) about the district’s referral and evaluation procedures. This notice is required by section 115.777 (3) (d) of the state statutes. Once a year, give to the parents of a student with a disability a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under section 115.792 of the state statutes and under applicable federal law relating to all of the following: independent education evaluation; prior written notice; parental consent; access to educational records; opportunity to present and resolve complaints, including the period in which the student’s parents may request a due process hearing and the opportunity for the district to resolve the issues presented by the request; the student’s placement during pendency of due process proceedings; procedures for students who are subject to placement in interim alternative educational settings; requirements for the unilateral placement by parents of students in private schools at public expense; mediation; due process hearings under section 115.80; civil actions, including the period in which to file a civil action; and attorney fees. The notice described above must be written in an easily understandable manner and in the native language of the student’s parents unless it clearly is not feasible to do so. This notice must also be given to the parents of a student with a disability upon the student’s initial referral or parental request for evaluation, upon the first occurrence of the filing of a request for a due process hearing, and upon
request by the student’s parent. Title 1 Programs (Board policies ACA, ACC) School districts that receive federal Title I program funds are required to notify parents of their district’s parent involvement policy in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language parents can understand. School receiving Title I funds are also required to notify parents at the beginning of the school year that they may request and obtain information regarding: (I) The professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including the following: (a) whether the teacher has met state licensing criteria for the grade level(s) and subject area(s) taught; (b) whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which state licensing criteria have been waived; and (c) the undergraduate degree major of the teacher, and any graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree. (2) The professional qualifications of paraprofessionals providing instructional-related services to their child. The above notification must be given to the parents of each student attending a school in the district that receives Title I funds, not just to the parents of students participating in the Title I program. Parents who request teacher and/or paraprofessional qualification information must be provided the information in a timely manner. In addition to the above notifications, a school receiving Title I funds must: Notify parents if their child is assigned to, or taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher(s) who is not “highly qualified”. This provision applies to all teachers in a school that receives Title I funds, including substitute teachers, not just those who work in Title I programs. Provide each parent information on the achievement level of their child on each of the state academic assessments as soon as is practicably possible after the assessment is taken. In the case of a school identified for school improvement, for corrective action or for restructuring, a district must notify the parents of all students enrolled in the school of their option to transfer to another public school served by the district. This notification must be given at least 14 days before the start of the school year. The district must also notify parents of eligible students of the availability of supplemental education services in a manner that is clearly distinguishable from other school improvement information that parents receive. The notice must inform parents of the benefits of supplemental education services and indicate providers who are able to serve students with disabilities or limited English proficient students. Programs for English Language Learners (Board Policies IGBI, IGBI-R) School districts that may be required to offer a bilingualbicultural education program under state law must annually notify parents of every identified student with limited English proficiency of the possible institution of a bilingual-bicultural program in the district, of the procedures for registering a student in such a program and of the parental consent requirement for student placement in the program. According to section 115.96(2) of the state statutes, this notice must be in English and in the nonEnglish language of the limited English proficient student. A school district that uses federal education funds to provide a language instruction education program for children with limited English-proficiency must, no later than 30 days after the beginning of
the school year, give the parent(s) of each child identified for participation or participating in such a program the following information: (1) why the child is placed in the program; (2) the child’s level of English proficiency; (3) how that level was determined and the status of the child’s academic achievement; (4) methods of instruction in the program in which their child is placed and those of other available programs; (5) how the program will meet the educational needs of their child; (6) how the program will help their child learn English and meet age-appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation; (7) the specific exit requirements for the program; (8) in the case of a child with a disability, how the program meets the child’s IEP objectives; and (9) information about parental rights. For a student not identified as limited English proficient prior to the beginning of the school year, the district must notify parents within the first two weeks of the child being placed in such program. Child Nutrition Programs (Free and Reduced Lunch) The District participates in the USDA child nutrition programs (e.g., National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs and special milk programs). Your family may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals/milk. Applications and information about the program are provided at registration and are available in each school building. Student Privacy (Board policy IFF) School districts that receive federal funds for any program administered by the U.S. Department of Education are required by the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [20 U.S.C. § 1232(h)] to provide reasonable notice of their student privacy policies directly to parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year. In addition, districts receiving federal education funds are also required to notify parents at least annually at the beginning of the school year of the specific and approximate dates during the school year when the following activities are scheduled or expected to be scheduled: Activities involving the collection, disclosure or use of personal information collected from students for the purpose of marketing or for selling that information (or otherwise providing that information to others for that purpose). The administration of any survey containing information related to one or more of the following items: political affiliations or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent; mental and psychological
problems of the student or the student’s family; sex behavior or attitudes; illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating or demeaning behavior; critical appraisals of other individuals with whom students have close family relationships; legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships such as those of lawyers, physicians and ministers; religious practices, affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; or income, other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such a program. (3) Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening that is: (a) required as a condition of attendance, (b) administered by the school and scheduled by the school in advance, and (c) not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of the student or other students. Education of Homeless Children and Youth The school district’s designated liaison for homeless children and youth is expected to ensure that public notice of the educational rights of homeless children and youths is disseminated where such children and youths receive services such as the schools and family shelters. Basically, homeless children and youth must have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children residing in the district and be provided with comparable services. Homeless children/youth cannot be required to attend a separate school or program for homeless children and must not be stigmatized by school personnel. School Performance Report The Annual School Performance Report (SPR) is available to all citizens of the Pulaski Community School District on the District’s website: http://connect. pulaski.k12.wi.us The SPR is located on the website under “District Information” / “School Performance Report”. All copies that have been released by the Department of Public Instruction are currently available. A printed copy can be requested by calling the District Office at 920-8226001. Student Bullying (Board policies JFC, JFC-ADM) All student behavior should be based on respect and consideration for the rights of others. Harassment and/or bullying of students are activities that disrupt the learning process and are harmful to the well being of students and therefore they will not be tolerated in the Pulaski Community School District. Please refer to school board policies for additional information.
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Children’s Theatre performs
PHS students visit France by Matt Zey Seven Pulaski High School French students embarked on trip to France, visiting Paris and Provence, the southeastern region of France, from June 9 to June 23. The students began their trip by staying with their host families for a week. The families lived throughout the suburbs of Pairs. Students were able to attend school with their host siblings during the family stay, and visited locations such asVersailles, the Louvre and other Parisian sights as well. After the family stay, the kids joined two other schools from Ohio on a train to Provence. While in Provence, students toured the cities of Avignon, Arles, Nice, Cannes and the principality of Monaco with a guide. While in these cities, the students went to several tourist attractions such as a Roman aqueduct and arena, Mediterranean beaches, a perfume factory and an oceanographic museum. “My favorite place was Nice because we swam in the Mediterranean,” student Erin Skalitzky said. After six days in Provence. the students returned to Paris. While in there for the second time, students went to the Fete de la Musique on June 21. Fete de la Musique is a nationwide music festival held every year on June 21. Students also took a boat ride on the Seine River. During their last day in Paris, the students toured the Catacombs, saw the Arc de Triomphe and shopped on the Champs-Elysees, saw Notre-Dame cathedral and finished their souvenir shopping. To finish off the final day of the trip, the students enjoyed dinner in the Eiffel tower at `58 Tour Eiffel`. “The students really enjoyed all the free time they were afforded on the tour, and they all had a great time with their host family. I’m sure this trip is something they will remember forever, and I hope that many of them have the opportunity to go back to France again someday,” said Jodi Nickels, French Teacher at PHS.
Performers in fourth through sixth grade starred in ‘A Kid’s Life.’
by Matt Zey The Pulaski Community Children’s Theatre’s held its first two community performances on Friday, July 29. The Children’s theatre is made up of kids in first through sixth grades. The first performance, `Bugz`, was put on by students in grades one through three. Written by John Jacobson and John Higgins, `Bugz` was directed by Christy Dalany. The play centers on the story of insects in search of food and dreaming of joining humans on a picnic. As the insects sang through their seven songs about being polite and changing, caterpillar Ian Dworak morphed into a butterfly. “It was a blast, everyone had good attitudes all the time…I am pleased with how the kids did. They had only 18 days for rehearsal and they did very well,” said Dalany. After a five minute stage transformation following `Bugz`, `A Kid’s Life` was ready to go. Written by John Jacobson and Mac Huff, `A Kid’s Life` was directed by Rebecca Rego. Put on by students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, `A Kid’s Life` is about a group of high-tech kids who “can’t get out” when a mysterious power outage kills all of their electronics. When their mom and dad leave for work, the children’s grandparents attempt to entertain the children with their “old school games.” After a day of building paper airplanes, finding cloud shapes, jump roping and creating a band, the kids admit to having fun but are excited when their electronic power is restored. “The performance was really fun even though it was hard work preparing for it. It’s just fun to be on stage and do crazy stuff with my friends,” said student performer Heather Epps. For many kids like Epps, the Children’s Theatre is the first opportunity they have to get on stage and perform for an audience. “It was great, the kids did a fantastic job. This was a great opportunity for about 50 children to get on stage,” said Mark Heck, PACE director. Heck added that PACE hopes to eventually increase children’s theatre performances, and may possibly start a community adult adult theatre as well.
In an effort to be frugal and yet efficient with funds, PACE will no longer be doing mass, bulk mailings of the PACE magazine. Look for the most current magazine online at www.pulaskipace.org The Fall 2011 magazine will be online by August 19. Hard-copy magazines will still be available at each school office, area businesses, the Pulaski Branch of the Brown County Library, and they will be sent home with elementary students the first week of school.
Students in grades first through third peformed ‘Bugz.’
Red Raider football golf outing to be held Red Raider football will hold their 8th annual golf outing on Saturday, September 10 at Thornberry Creek Golf Course. Registration will begin at 2 p.m. with a shotgun start at 3 p.m. A reception and social will be held at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be seved at 6:15 p.m. Awards and prizes will be distributed after the meal at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the outing is $60 a person or $240 per foursome. Individuals who do not want to play golf, can $25 to attend dinner. Hole sponsorship costs $120 for half a hole, or $200 for a full hole. All proceeds will go to equipt football players in the district. Checks to attend can be made payable to Tom Bartels and mailed to 363 Falcon Drive, Pulaski, WI 54162. For more information. call golf outing coordinator Mark Heck at (920)-822-6051.
New school start times Hillcrest, Lannoye, Sunnyside and Fairview Elementary Schools will start 10 minutes later during the 2010-2011 school year, at 8:35 a.m. The same schools will end five minues later, at 3:50 p.m. Glenbrook Elemnetary School will start ten minutes earlier this year, at 7:30 a.m. but will maintain its ending time of 2:38 p.m.
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Raiders anticipate strong season by Jordan Stiede After a playoff loss to Kimberly last season, the Red Raider football team started practice on August 3 with a new starting quarterback, a new starting running back and a new head coach. Gary Westerman, the new head coach, is a former defensive coordinator for Kimberly. He came to Pulaski because he heard positive things about the Pulaski community and was impressed by the athletes after playing against them the last two seasons while at Kimberly.
“I expect this team to compete at a high level,” said Westerman, “They should be able to build on their previous success.” Westerman is implementing a new offensive and defensive scheme, and he is trying to improve the weight room expectations. He said that the senior class is a big group with about 40 players returning from last year’s team, and they’ve really bought into the system. “I’m really excited for the upcoming football season,” said Athletic Director Jerad Marsh. “The strength and conditioning attendance has been very good,
and the team has gotten stronger this off-season.” The first game of the season will be held on Friday, August 19, in Pulaski against Sheboygan South. On September 2, the team will travel to Bay Port for their rivalry game. Homecoming against Notre Dame will be held on September 30.
The Pulaski Red Raiders football team welcome new head coach Gary Westerman.
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History of the Pulaski Community School District Part One
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by Jack FitzGerald and Matt Zey Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next few issues Pulaski News will highlight the history of the Pulaski Community School District, beginning with the creation of the school district more than 80 years ago. A similar series of articles was written in 1981, and we hope to elaborate on that history. Anyone with memories or photographs to share, please email email@example.com or call 920-822-6802. The Pulaski Community School District started in 1909, with the first public elementary school in the heart of the village on Pulaski Street. Thirteen years later, in 1922, Pulaski High School opened in the same building. However, it wasn’t long until the district began to encompass the 176 square mile area it does today. From the 1920s until the late 1950s, the area surrounding Pulaski was dotted with one and two room school houses, often with one teacher instructing up to 40 students through eighth grade. During the late 1950s, however, the Wisconsin Legislature required all one and two room school districts to join a school district with a high school by July 1, 1960, resulting in massive reorganization in Northeastern Wisconsin and across the state. Ultimately the man responsible for putting the Pulaski Community School district on the map is Frank X. Joswick. Joswick was the Supervising Principal of the entire district from 1935 till 1970. After the required reorganization, Joswick began recruiting the outlying school houses to join the Pulaski School District. He focused on the schools that surrounded the area, including the schools of: Advance, Good Cheer, Laney, Polandi, Frank Dorn, Hofa Park, Cuba, Krakow, La Follette Grove, Kunesh, Trout Creek, Sunnyside, Anston, Lannoye, Mill Center, North Chase, South Chase, Northwestern, Morgan, Sobieski, Little Suamico, Flintville, Angelica, Isaar, Zachow, Dewey, Frazer Corners, Green Valley, Owego, Pleasant Valley, Pulaski State Graded, and Lesser. Today, many of these former schoolhouses are village townhalls or private homes. A few have disappeared from the map completely. According to John Wigman, the district’s second superintendent, Joswick felt strongly about establishing the largest student body possible for Pulaski. He knew that the more students enrolled meant the more variety of different students, abilities, skills, backgrounds and interests. Also, the wider the boundaries of the district traveled, the more tax dollars would flow into the district, which could go supply the interests of the children. Ultimately, as a result of Joswick’s efforts, all or part of the 32 outlying districts joined Pulaski by 1960. Joswick’s philosophy of education was unlike others of the time, he wanted to intertwine the entire community with the school district. In fact, it was because of this philosophy and his exceptional leadership qualities that resulted in the evolution of the village, including working to bring sewer and water to Pulaski, the creation of the Pulaski News, and the opening of Northern Shoe Factory and Carver Boats.
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PUBLIC RELEASE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS, SPECIAL MILK PROGRAM The Pulaski Community School District announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free and reduced price meals. FAMILY SIZE INCOME SCALE For Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals or Milk ANNUAL INCOME LEVEL
MONTHLY INCOME LEVEL
Family (Household) Size
Free Must be at or below figure listed
Reduced Price Must be at or between figures listed
Free Must be at or below figure listed
Reduced Price Must be at or between figures listed
$ 14,157.01 and $20,147
$ 1,180.01 and $1,679
19,123.01 and 27,214
1,594.01 and 2,268
24,089.01 and 34,281
2,008.01 and 2,857
29,055.01 and 41,348
2,422.01 and 3,446
34,021.01 and 48,415
2,836.01 and 4,035
38,987.01 and 55,482
3,249.01 and 4,624
43,953.01 and 62,549
3,663.01 and 5,213
48,919.01 and 69,616
4,077.01 and 5,802
For each additional household member, add
and + 589
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a notice to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk, households must fill out the application and return it to the school (unless notified at the start of the school year that children are eligible through direct certification). Additional copies are available at the office in each school. The information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by agency or other program officials. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. To obtain free or reduced price meals or free milk for children in a household where one or more household members receive FoodShare, FDPIR, or Wisconsin Works (W-2) cash benefits, list the household member and the FoodShare, FDPIR or W-2 case number, list the names of all school children, sign the application, and return it to the school office. For the school officials to determine eligibility for free or reduced price meals or free milk of households not receiving FoodShare, FDPIR or W-2 cash benefits, the household must provide the following information requested on the application: names of all household members, and the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. In lieu of a social security number, the household may indicate that the signer does not possess a social security number. Also, the income received by each household member must be provided by amount and source (wages, welfare, child support, etc.). Under the provisions of the free and reduced price meal and free milk policy, Kris Reed will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he/she may wish to discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. If the parent/guardian wishes to make a formal appeal, he/she may make a request either orally or in writing to: Pamela Kercheval, Director of Business Services, P.O. Box 36, Pulaski, WI 54162 or 920-822-6009. If a hearing is needed to appeal the decision, the policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible for reduced price meals or free meals or free milk if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above, and they may reapply at that time. Children formally placed in foster care are also eligible for free meal benefits. Foster children may be certified as eligible without a household application. Households with foster children and non-foster children may choose to include the foster child as a household member, as well as any personal income available to the foster child, on the same application that includes their non-foster children. The information provided by the household on the application is confidential. Public Law 103-448 limits the release of student free and reduced price school meal eligibility status to persons directly connected with the administration and enforcement of federal or state educational programs. Consent of the parent/guardian is need for other purposes such as waiver of text book fees. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Any questions regarding the application should be directed to the determining official.
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New year brings new technology by Adam Styczynski While most students and teachers were enjoying time off this summer, the Pulaski Community School District technology department has been working hard to make schools throughout the district a better place to learn for students. The most noticeable change can be found in the district’s email system. Beginning in second grade, all students will now have a Pulaski email address, which will run through Google’s Gmail. The technology department also implemented Google+, the company’s social networking site, and purchased items like table computers, iPads, and net books. “Our school district is at the forefront of technology in the classroom and our teachers are very excited and are happy to be able to allow students to use technology in the classroom,” District Superintendent Dr. Mel Lightner said. Wireless Internet access throughout the district has been updated for students or faculty who bring wi-fi enabled devices to school or work with them each day. Once school begins, students and staff will also be able to access their school files from home, allowing for a more seamless transition between schoolwork and homework. “Students will now be able to access their personal U drive from home,” said Director of Technology Chris Dahlke. Besides email and Internet changes, the district will also debuet five model technology oriented model classrooms during the upcoming school year. There will be two at Pulaski Community Middle School, one at Pulaski High School and four at Glenbrook Elementary. Every model classroom will have some of the same basic technologies, such as smart boards as well as digital cameras and video cameras. However, each classroom includes other technology customized for each grade level, according to Amy Uelmen, district instructional technology coordinator. The first grade model classrooms will have five web-based netbooks, 15 iPod touches, and three iPads. The fifth grade classrooms will have 30 netbooks, 15 iPod touches, and three iPads. Sandy Schmit’s 7th grade classroom at PCMS will have 30 iPads while Clay Reisler’s 8th grade class will have 30 netbooks. At PHS, in the world language department, Katie Titler’s class will have a classroom set of Motorola Xoom Android powered tablets. Besides students and parents, community members can also visit the schools to view the model classrooms and learn about the district’s long-term technology goals, Uelmen added. The technology department will conintually assess the model classrooms to better determine what devices are needed throughout the district. Students, parents and Pulaski High School graduates can also keep in touch with the district through social media site by “Liking” the district on Facebook, getting district updates on Twitter as well as check-ins on FourSquare.
PYO baseball wins tournament The PYO 12U baseball team finished another winning season by taking 1st place in the Pulaski Tournament with a tournament record of 5-0. The team scored 40 runs, only allowed 5 runs and hit 2 home runs on their way to the championship game. The PYO 12U team finished the Pulaski Tournament and their season with a 1-0 win over the De Pere Travelers in the championship game. Pictured are: Logan George, Austin Smith, Joe Franks, Nick Kozlowski, Hayden Splan, Jonah Wesoloski, Nolan Kozlovsky, Jack Anderson, Coach George, Bobby Bourguignon, Dave Brant, Marcus Malewiski, John Green and Coach Wesoloski.
Volleyball preview by Jordan Stiede As the volleyball season approaches, the Pulaski Red Raiders are looking to continue to grow and build upon their success from last fall. Try outs will be held on Monday, August 15, with teams finalized by Tuesday afternoon. The team will continue to implement their four guiding covenants: fearless, resilient, sacrifice and relentless. They hope to apply these characteristics in the gym, on game day, in the classroom and in the community, according to head coach Katie Sukow. “I really expect each player to take on their roles and expectations and complete them with pride and to the best of their ability,” Sukow said. “They are a hard working group that understands the importance of their position and their role in the team’s success. We are looking at returning some key players and I look forward to watching their contin-
ued growth.” With those key players, Pulaski looks to compete in a well-rounded conference with both strong teams and individual players. Sukow added she is looking forward to each match. The volleyball team is also adding a new coach to their staff: Lindsey Wilcox, who will lead the the freshmen teams. “The stability on the coaching staff is great,” said Athletic Director Jared Marsh, “New coach Lindsey Wilcox will bring energy and leadership to the freshmen team.” The Red Raiders will play three tournaments this season: the Pulaski Invite, the Tomahawk Invite and a high school tournament at UW Oshkosh. Their first conference match will be held August 30 at top ranked Green Bay Preble.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Girl’s tennis preview by Jack FitzGerald As summer comes to an end, the Pulaski High School girl’s tennis team will began its fall practice on August 9. According to coach, Aaron Sperduto, there are not too many changes being made for the up coming season. “We will face new challenges this year, and make moderate adjustments as we go,” Sperduto said. Expectations are high for the girls this year, as the team has several returning varsity players who held very strong standings years prior. There are a number of sophomores returning that had a great season last year, as well as a core group of senior players. Captains for the season will be Carly Schonick, Kaira Kamke and Jordann Koufman. “The team has constantly gotten better,” PHS athletic director Jared Marsh said. “They are building a better program and a tennis culture.”
Power of Dance expands
The Power Of Dance, LLC currently located at 2300 Lineville Rd. in Suamico, is expanding its facility. The new 9500sq foot facility, located just down the road at 2490 Lineville Rd., will include four huge professional dance studios, two stretching/lounge areas, a snack and vending area, an expanded lobby and a 2900 sq. foot dance & fitness apparel store. The Power Of Dance, owned and operated by Elizabeth Powers and Theresa Kubalak, is home to over 300 full time students ages 2 through adult. Youth classes offered include 2/3 yr old Movement, pre-school Dance Expressions, Hip Hop, Pom, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Lyrical, Dance Team Prep and Skills & Conditioning. Adult classes include Power Jam, ReShape and Adult Ballet. The POD is now accepting registrations for their fall/ spring session. For more information about classes or for a registration packet please visit www.mypowerofdance.com or call (920)- 661-9212.
by Sam Schwartz As the 2011-12 high school fall sports seasons fast approach, the Pulaski High School Boys Soccer team is taking initiative, beginning their practices July 26. Upon the start of the season, co-head coach Theodore Sarosiek feels the team has enough talent and experience to make a run at state. The expectations have been set high this season to give the student athletes something worthwhile to work towards. “As a team, it is obvious, that we want to win our division, conference, regional games and sectionals,” said Sarosiek. A new addition to the coaching staff was added for this upcoming soccer season as well. Eric Urban, a Pulaski alum, has already begun to bring a wealth of talent and experience to the PHS boys soccer program. With his fresh ideas on practice drills and game formations, Coach Urban has helped tremendously working towards the overall success of the program. “I am excited about the new ply metrics program that Coach Urban and his father put in recently for the team to improve reaction time on the field,” said Athletic Director Jerad Marsh. This year, the team will return five seniors in captains Mitch Jarosinski, Sam Schwartz and Alec Zambrowicz along with Jack FitzGerald and Alex Mijal. Besides the captains, team members and coaches feel that all of the players will contribute positively to each and every win the team acquires this fall, and success will be attained through cooperative work. “Our team could not be more excited about this season considering the experience and talent we have, our potential is infinite we feel as long as we work together as a team and leave it all out on the field every single game,” said senior captain Alec Zambrowicz.
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by Laura Dahms The Red Raider Girl’s Swim team will kick off their season on August 9. Although Coach Erik Olson says that a conference championship would be nice, he is more focused on the 2011 swimmers to do their best everyday in the pool, in the classroom and in competition. “The girls set goals for themselves,” said Olson. “This sport is all about wanting them to reach their individual goals, as well as reaching the team goal.” The returning seniors competing for the 2011 Girls Swimming/ Diving team are Kelsey Shadick, Megan Dooley, Jordan Schroeder, Jessie Pennings, Breanna Schwartz, Rachel VanAbel and Sara Verhaagh. This season’s outlook remains dependent upon the girls’ motivation and work during the off-season, and stand-out athletes cannot be determined by past seasons in swimming. According to Olson, all girls are capable of being stand-outs, depending on their determination to meet their goals. Once again, Bay Port presents the team’s biggest challenge. “We’re always looking to put our best against their best,” said Olson of the Pirates.
Cross country preview
by Matt Zey ith the school year approaching, fall sports are starting once again. W The Pulaski Red Raider cross country team starts practice on August 15. Head coach Dan Slempkes is expecting a change in attitude and dedication from his runners. “Our number goal is to change the attitude and environment on the varsity teams. There will be varsity benchmarks so our athletes know what is expected from them,” said Slempkes. Slempkes is expecting the girls’ team to have a great improvement from last year and is excited about the possibilities. According to Slempkes, the boys’ team is in a rebuilding mode and there is hope for the future. “We are looking for the boys to develop a sense of personal and team greatness,” said Slempkes. Captains for the teams are not yet chosen, but Slempkes is looking for runners that take pride in the program and are willing to prepare so that they can achieve at a high level. The team is most looking forward to the FRCC Conference meet. Slempkes believes everything the Red Raider cross country team does is to create the best possible varsity teams on October 13 at the FRCC conference meet.
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by Sam Schwartz The 2011-2012 Pulaski Dance team has already been hard at work getting ready for competition season as well as performances at football games. According to Coach Jessica Korth, the team expectations are all about keeping a positive attitude throughout the season as well as working hard at every practice and competition. With hard work and dedication, Coach Korth foresees this season to be an extremely successful season. “The dance team has been working very hard during the summer and have come a long way. The addition of two larger mirrors will also help the girls to improve their individual skills to better the team,” said Athletic Director Jerad Marsh. For the first time, the dance team will attend the Green Bay Holiday Dance Classic competition. The event hosts many competitive teams from around the state. This season, the dance team will have three senior leaders: Haley Miller, Alecia Erdmann and Alli Reed. While both coaches are expecting standout years from their three senior leaders, they also feel all the juniors and seniors have a great amount of potential to succeed. “We have worked extremely hard and really stepped up our level of intensity this summer for the upcoming season,” said senior leader Alecia Erdmann. “One of the most important aspects of our team is team chemistry which allows us all to get along and have our fun, but we also know when we need to get down to business and work.” The team hopes to match its competition in many of its rivals including Bay Port, Green Bay Southand Ashwaubenon.
Business Buying local education is key
submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowski Prior to owning and operating a business of my own, I would have known little about the value of buying local, and how important the impact is on businesses, and the local economy. After over 15 years in business, I’ve been able to grasp some important concepts, but strongly believe educating our business clients, our customers, vendors, the community and everyone involved is highly important. If I would have known now what I didn’t know 15 years ago, this economy might be better off. As many business owners are aware, industry conditions right now are tough, especially with the addition of more Internet-only companies. On any given day, we deal with our competitors cutting prices. We call it “cut throating” While we offer competitive pricing on items we sell and customize, like t-shirts, some of our customers can get the same item online for as little as 50¢ each. As you’d expect, people will tend to go with the lowest pricing. However, studies have shown that when purchasing local, twice the amount of money stays in the economy. If we could just educate these individuals, they might not make that purchase. Another great example I see is our local farmers market. After talking to a farmer’s market volunteer, I learned that, until recently, the “locals” weren’t supporting the market. Not only do farmers markets help the local economy by feeding money back into the neighborhood, but they increase access to fresh, healthy foods at low costs. They also serve as a public gathering place, bringing all different walks to of life together, in a comfortable setting for one day. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. The environment is also helped when people shop within their community. Staying in the community, instead of driving to the nearest city for your groceries or hardware supplies, means less congestion, less gas and less pollution. Local businesses tend to make more local purchases requiring less transportation, too. A recent survey done in Grand Rapids, Michigan, found local business owners donate more to local charities than non-local owners. Another great reason to buy local. I can relate this to our business, as well. In fact, we believe in strongly supporting the organizations that support us. When an organization asks our business for donations, and doesn’t do business with us, we simply do not donate; or if we do, we make them aware of the fact that the organization doesn’t do business with us and we would appreciate the opportunity to
work together in the future. Being a local businesses owner, we tend to invest in our community. Our owners are community volunteers to several non-profit organizations. They are leaders,board of directors and church members that are vital to the community. We even have an owner who is an active member of the local fire department. Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future. It is a fact that small local businesses are the largest employers nationally. Most new jobs are created by local businesses. I believe small businesses are the key to bringing back the economy. In fact, by completion of this summer, we will have added two full-time positions, and one part-time position to my small business-- great additions to our local economy. Another finding out of the Michigan survey: small businesses tend to hire people with more expertise, so customer service is often better. A great example of this, is our local hardware store, and how friendly and helpful they are. It’s always a pleasure knowing that people are there that know what they are doing, and that they actually care. And if you are a business? What can do to increase your local customers? One idea would be to implement a “Buy Local Program” within your store. According to an Independent Business Survey in 2011, businesses with a “buy local” initiative, reported an average gain in revenue of 5.6 percent when compared to 2.1percent for everyone else. Check out the 3/50 project, http://www.the350project.net, and become a supporter. The 3/50 project that is geared toward saving the brick and mortars of our nation. So, by just implementing a program for purchasing local, your bottom line could increase. That in itself is enough for me. So, I ask you, why buy local? The benefits are many, not only for business, non-profit organizations, the environment, but in essence every member of the local economy benefits from purchasing local. So the next time you think about getting a bag of groceries, a cup of coffee, putting your house up for sale, going out to eat, or buying a t-shirt, think local. And remember, you’ll be helping out everyone. Brzeczkowski is co-owner of Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC. Dynamic Designs is family owned and operated embroidery, screen printing, promotional and website design business located in the heart of Pulaski, Wisconsin. For more information visit the web; dynamicdesignspulaski.com
Dynamic Design employees kick off their Wacky Wednesday promotion with a “Beach” theme, on Wednesday, August 3. Every Wednesday has a special theme, and customers are encouraged to spin the “Wheel of Fun” to win a prize.
All lasting businesses are built on friendship ~Alfred A. Montapert
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Hand of Hope to hold benefit by Sam Schwartz Hand of Hope, a newly established non-profit business in Pulaski, will host a Campaign Kickoff and Benefit Concert at Zielinski’s Ballroom on W. Pulaski St. on Saturday, August 13, from 4-10 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Hand of Hope is looking to reach out to community members to support and make a difference in the lives of others. According to Karen Galske, the organization’s President, there are many people who are hopeless, homeless, helpless and hurting and that need healing in the Pulaski community, and the benefit hopes to bring awareness to this issue. “Police far too often have to deal with the realities of dysfunctional families. Personal crisis’s in the home due
to marital, financial, or addictions of some sort, and runaway juveniles, to mention a few, are situations which tax our resources and abilities to get the family help. To have a resource right here in our community such as the Hands of Hope Center is a tremendous asset to our area,” said Police Chief Randal Dunford. The event will feature food, music, a silent auction and special speakers for entertainment. Live performances will be put on by Rosanna Fiorazo, a contemporary Christian recording artist, singer, songwriter, and worship leader, as well as a performance by singer Lauren Lee. The music will start around 6:45 p.m. The silent auction items will be donated by Doc’s Harley Davidson, Carrot Tree Coffee & Gifts, Century Farm Eco Market, Furniture Land, Radio Shack and
more. Overall, the vision of Hand of Hope is to provide healing and a “hand of hope” for those in need and lead them into a successful, independent, fulfilling and abundant life in Christ. “Many people feel so alone when they don’t have family or close friends in the area. People need options for a place to find help when they need it. An area ‘go to’ place would be a great benefit to people who need a place to turn for area resources,” said Pastor Bob Wied, of New Life Community Church. Contributions and auction items may be sent to 127 N Saint Augustine St, PO BOX 168, Pulaski, WI 54162.
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Births and Deaths Births
Saturday, July 23, 2011 PROKOP, Bob and Susie, Black Creek, twins-son and daughter. Grandparents are Randy and Linda Moes, Black Creek and Tony and Docothy Prokop, Pulaski. Monday, July 25, 2011 VALDES, Patricia, and GUEVARA GARCIA, Leonel, Pulaski, daughter. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 OSTRENGA, Maggie and Michael, Little Suamico, son. Saturday, July 30, 2011 STEICHEN, Mindy and Jason, Brookfield, son. Grandparents are Diane Steichen, Pulaski, Brent Steichen, Shawano and Betty Hudson, Oconto Falls.
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.
Carol Fosick Carol Fosick, 62, Suamico, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday morning, July 25, 2011. The daughter of Norman and LaVerne (School) Kufner was born May 8, 1949 in the town of Breed and married Gustav Fosick in Suring. She had lived in Suamico for the past 33 years. Carol loved the outdoors, animals, and purple martins. She also enjoyed her flower beds but, most of all, she was devoted to her children. She was a hard worker who loved to stay busy. Carol bowled for several years in a Tuesday morning ladies’ league. She was a devout Catholic and a member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville, where she volunteered as a percussionist with the church choir. Survivors include her husband, Gus; her children, Clinton Fosick, Suamico, Carmen Fosick, Suamico, and Ronald (Kristie) Fosick, Little Suamico; a daughter-in-law, Alana Fosick, Pulaski; two granddaughters, Emily and Josie; her parents, Norman and LaVerne Kufner, Breed; one brother, Norman Jr. (Patti) Kufner, New Mexico; a brotherin-law, Bill (Kelli) Fosick; two sisters-in-law, Myra Wyant and Susie (Gene) Bastian; and her faithful canine companion, LuLu. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Gussy Fosick, in 2009 and two brothers-in-law, Wes Nehs and Vince Wyant. The family would like to thank friends, neighbors, and family for their care and support over the past few months. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com.
Our families rejoice – a new life’s begun. Our circle is richer with the birth of this one! ~Unknown
Thursday,August 11, 2011
ASSUMPTION B.V.M. CHURCH, Pulaski. Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m.,Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 8:15 a.m. Rite of Reconciliation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. (920) 822-3279. CORNERSTONE FAMILY CHURCH, 2780 School Lane (Cty. B) Suamico. Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. Children’s service provided and nursery available. Wednesday evening service 6:45 p.m. Children and Youth activities provided. Pastor Dennis Toyne (920) 662-1146 ST. JOHN LUTHERAN - LCMS, 910 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. (across from Pulaski Middle School) Worship Service: Thursday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.]; S.S & H.S. Youth Classes, 9:15 a.m.; Adult Study, 9:30 a.m.; (A/C & Wheelchair accessible). Pastor Vern Heim, Church Office (920) 822-1511. ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH, Hofa Park. Masses: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Vigil of Holy Day 8:00 p.m.;Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 7:30 p.m. or upon request. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. - Parish Office: (920)822-5512 HOLY CROSS NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pulaski. Mass 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:30 p.m. (715) 693-2241. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Sunday Worship Services and Kids’ Church at 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Meeting at the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium. Pastor Bob Wied, (920) 8227117, www.PulaskiNewLIfe. com. OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Lessor, Cty. Rd. S, Pulaski. 3 miles west and 3 miles south of Angelica on Cty. Rd. S. June through Labor Day 9am, Sundays Sept. - May 8:45am Sunday School, 10am services Sunday. Pastor Mike Dismer. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Angelica. WI586 Cty. Trunk C, Pulaski. Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Loretta Waegli, Cell (715) 8534444; Church (920) 822-1743.
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1954 County Rd. “U”, Green Bay WI 54313. Worship Schedule: Thursday evening 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Morning 8:00, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School & Power Hour 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and Preceding Thursday evening service at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Don Behrendt. Member of ELCA ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, W 1978 Church Drive., Angelica. Church Services. Zachow location, Sunday 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phillip Geiger. (715) 758-2275 ST. CASIMIR CHURCH, Krakow. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. Masses: Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 6:00-6:45 p.m. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Little Suamico. (East of 41-141 on Cty. S, right on Cty. J ¼ mile) Church 826-7785. Sunday Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Member ELCA. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, Morgan. (920) 8463453. Worship Sunday, Contemporary Service at 8:00 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Paul Heykes. Member ELCA ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE (St. John Cantius Site), Sobieski. Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, Pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Confessions: Saturday 10:30 a.m. or by appointment. Phone (920) 822-5255. SS. EDWARD AND ISIDORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3667 Flintville Road (County M) Green Bay. Saturday Masses at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday masses at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. Phone (920) 865-7677. Rev. David Kasperek. (715) 745-4558. Sunday Worship Services are 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion the 1st & 3rd Sundays; Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. (Sept. –May 20). ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), Hobart, corner of overland and J. Worship Services: Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & High School Youth Classes 9:15 a.m. Adult Class, Sunday 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Summer Schedule: May thru September, Thursday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Vern Heim, (920) 869-2777.
Classifieds FOR SALE 3 BDRM HOME IN PULASKI. 1.5 BATH. All brick, well maintained. Close to the park and schools. Great neighborhood. 140 Memorial Dr. $139,900. Please call 920-676-6759 if interested. BRAND NEW! Queen pillow top mattress set sealed in plastic. Delivery avail. $175. Call 920-590-1110.
FOR RENT LARGE 2 BDRM UPPER. Washer/dryer hookups. Stove, fridge, garbage and water included. NO Pets. $450. Security Deposit required. 920-899-3662. 2 APARTMENTS – EACH 2 BDRM. SOUTH CHASE SALOON. $550 & $500. 920-822-3121. 2 BDRMS AVAILBLE in large 3 bdrm country home near Sunnyside School. Female preferred. $400 w/utilities and garage. Call Jamie @ 621-6748. 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. 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. 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. 3 BDRM RANCH, 2 bath with 2 stall garage attached. $750 / month in Pulaski area. Call (920)- 434-2839.
HELP WANTED CBRF now hiring all shifts. Call 920-822-1300 – Marla or 920-434-8650 – Waylene. CUSTOMER SERVICE/ SALES. 10-12 hours per week. Monday & Tuesday 3 to 7p.m., some Fridays 2-5 pm and occasional Satur-
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days, 9 to 1. Assisting customers in showroom, helping with displays, answering phones. Must be detail oriented, have an “eye” for what looks good, and a positive attitude. Fill out application at Dynamic Designs, 220A South St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. LAWN MOWING / MAINTENANCE CREW MEMBER – Some mowing experience required, Wages based on experience, Good communication skills, Enjoy paying attention to detail, able to work 40-60 hrs per week, and must be capable of long, physically demanding days outdoors. Competitive wages! Apply Online www.proscapewi.com or call our office at (920)822 PROS (7767) and leave a message for Dan. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION CREW MEMBER – Some sort of construction labor experience required, Wages based on experience, Good communication skills, Enjoy paying attention to detail, able to work 40-60 hrs per week, and must be capable of long, physically demanding days outdoors. Competitive wages! Apply Online www.proscape-wi. com or call our office at (920)822 PROS (7767) and leave a message for Dan.
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More road improvements coming to Pulaski by Rachel Vesco The Village of Pulaski may see further improvements in the coming years as the result of DOT enhancements slated for 2013 and 2014 on Highways 160 and 32. Presently, plans to work on State Highway 160, from Highview Street to St. Augustine Street, are in place for 2013. A second project, on State Highway 32 stretching from Green Bay Street to South Chase Road, is planned for 2014. The areas were chosen by the DOT for improvements after deteriorating road conditions on both highways were brought to the attention of department surveyors. At a Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn on July 27, DOT engineers met with local business leaders and community members to discuss incorporating community sensitive design into the future construction projects. Community sensitive design uses citizen input when designing and planning for elements of a construction project such as planting, lighting and other aesthetic features. According to the DOT, CSD can incorporate historical, social, environmental, cultural and economic elements unique to an individual town, city or village into road improvements. “It’s all about people, places, and things… what represents your community,” DOT Project Manager Dan Segerstrom said. The village of Pulaski incorporated CSD into the current roundabout construction project on Highway 32 and County Road B when they chose landscaping options that matched the colors
of the Pulaski Community School District—red, white, and black. Other towns in Northeast Wisconsin, such as Howard and DePere, have utilized CSD during recent construction projects as well. “The Village of Howard, they feel its essential to what they’re trying to sell with their village. They’re trying to get higher end businesses in there,” Segerstrom said of CSD elements recently adopted by Howard. “They think that’s an investment for trying to promote what type of businesses they have in their community.” Other, more rural communities, are often less interested in CSD, however, Segerstrom noted. Three percent of construction costs of a given DOT project can go towards CSD. This translates to roughly $40,000- $50,000 for the Highway 160 project and $120,000 for the Highway 32 improvements. Although the initial funds for CSD additions come out of the project’s budget, the upkeep of any element, such as landscaping, is the responsibility of the local government. While road improvements will occur in 2013 and 2014, the extent of the work is not finalized yet. The DOT is currently planning to completely reconstruct the affected areas once the village public works department works to increase sewer and water capabilities in the area, Village President Ron Kryger said. Once the improvments are made, local officials will begin working with the DOT on CSD measures, Kryger added. Village officials have also expressed concern regarding the rerouting of some traffic as well as the closure of area roads.
According to DOT Project Leader Jodi Marsh, however, not all of the construction zone would be detoured at a given time. Instead, construction would be staggered. “We can break it up... and do Pulaski Street from St. Augustine to Wisconsin for ‘x’ amount, and then open that up, and then do Wisconsin Street to Green Bay Street, and then go to St. Augustine Street North,” Marsh said. “But all of 32 is not going to be closed at once.” The roads would remain open for local traffic throughout the project, Marsh added. Since the construction would occur during the summer, DOT officials have also incorporated Polka Days into their plans. The roads most utilized during that weekend would actually be to be completed prior to the annual festival and available for use, Segerstrom said. If the area is not ready for a full reconstruction by 2014, however, the effected roads would simply be repaved instead. Although this would eliminate detours, costs would increase between 20 and 40 percent, according to Segerstrom’s initial estimates. DOT officials would look at the area again in approximately 7 years, as repaving is only considered a “7-year-solution” by the department, to determine if further work is needed, while completely repaving the area would have a longer lifespan. Officials hope to have a final plan in place by late fall or early winter, and will then hold public informational meetings at that time.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Maps provided by the DOT outline construction slated for Highway 160 (top) and Highway 32.
An example of CSD after a recent road improvement profject. (Photo provided by the DOT.)