Pulaski News PULASKI, WISCONSIN
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
VOLUME LXXI, NO. 17
District launches fresh-food initative
Sixth annual Jerabek Challenge held by Emily Smithback or the sixth year, thousands of runners flocked to Hobart to parF ticipate in the Pfc. Ryan Jerabek, USMC Memorial Challenge on Saturday, August 13. The run is a four-mile race that takes participates on the same course Jerabek used to prepare for his enlistment in the Marine Corps. Jerabek, a 2003 graduate of Pulaski High School, served in the Iraqi War, and was assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment (2/4), ECHO Company, Weapons Platoon. During a patrol through Ramadi, Iraq, Jerabek’s convoy was ambushed and came under heavy insurgent fire. Ultimately, Jerabek lost his life in the battle. While the run has always been a major draw for individuals in the Green Bay area, this year, Gov. Scott Walker took the event a step further by naming August 13 “Private First Class Ryan JerabekSemper Fi Fun Day.” Ryan’s parents, Rita and Ken Jerabek, founded the run after reading a speech Ryan gave while he was still a student at PHS. In the speech, Ryan wrote about the Marine Corps, and also requested “I’d like to ask of you to thank those who fought and are fighting in the battles to keep this country at the pinnacle of Freedom.” Not only did the run take place in Hobart, but also on the deck of the USS Green Bay LPD. 20. Four-hundred Marines and Sailors ran 36 laps around the top of the deck to match the four mile distance, equivalent to the distance of the track in Hobart. Out of the 1,500 runners and walkers that participated in Hobart, around 120 were military personnel. Also, Marines from Ryan’s unit came from all over the country to participate in the challenge to honor and celebrate Jerabek’s life. Ryan Opeka, Jerabek’s squad leader during operation Iraqi Freedom, joined his fellow Marines in the run wearing Jerabek’s official dog tags. This year, Kelly Delany won the female division with a time of 24:21, while Bill Jones won the male division with a time of 20:49. Former PHS cross-country standouts Matthew Mroczynski placed third in the male division with a time of 21:43, while Michelle Corrigan finished second in 24:29. This year, for the first time, awards were also given to the first male and female participates to complete the four-mile course in military boots and a 30 pound pack. Proceeds raised from this event are donated to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which provides financial aid to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Around 120 military personnel took part in the Jerabek Challenge.
A banner at the event reminds all runners to remember U.S. Vets.
Participants watch the ceremony honoring fallen soilders.
The banner welcoming runners to the event honors U.S. soilders and Marines
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by Laura Dahms ithout raising the cost of inW dividual meals, the Pulaski Community School District plans to expand the daily food offerings-featuring locally-exported fruits and vegetables, weekly meals made “from scratch” and consistent vegetarian offerings. “We need to expose students to healthy food choices in order for them to incorporate these habits into their everyday lifestyle,” said Sheila Price, Food Service Director. “Particularly in students’ early stages, the district must promote good eating habits, and, as a result, it will be great for the district and the nation as a whole to decrease childhood obesity.” Currently, a brand new program called Farm to School (F2S) is being investigated to see if it is a good fit for the school district. If incorporated, Pulaski schools would solicit local growers to provide the lunches with fresh produce for students. In return, these local growers would be featured on the school website, in ‘Pulaski News’ or on the school’s menus. “I’m excited that the school will be developing relationships with the local farmers. I believe its extremely important to support the local economy in this way,” said Dr. Mel Lightner, Superintendent of Schools. With the F2S program, Price has compiled a minimum for how often the schools must provide fruit and vegetables for the students. Elementary sites must offer fresh fruits/vegetables three or four times a week. This is an improvement from the original mandate of two to three times a week. The middle school and high school must provide fresh fruit/veggies every day under the new food plan. Besides the F2S program, lunch menus will also be mandated to offer unique, fresh fruits and veggies for students. Jicama, avocado, mango, sweet potatoes and zucchini are all foods that would be offered to encourage students to try new foods. Lunch trays will also be looking more colorful this school year as the schools will be decreasing the number of white potato forms and increasing the number of dark green vegetables, orange vegetables and legumes. Previously almost all fruits and veggies were frozen or canned, students will now receive fresh, crunchy and local produce that will give them a different taste for what’s healthy. According to School Board President Trina Townsend, the school board is very excited to see students try new and unusual Continued on Page 4
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P-News Point of View Pay For Play
by Jordan Stiede After recent NCAA violations from a tattoo-parlor scandal that tarnished the image of Ohio State, one of the country’s top football programs, the question always comes up: should college athletes get paid for their play? If you don’t know about the scandal, Ohio State suspended five players for receiving improper benefits after they received free tattoo work from the owner of a local tattoo parlor. The university’s former head coach, Jim Tressel, decided shortly after the allegations came out to resign rather than go before the NCAA’s infractions committee to answer questions about the player violations and why he did not report them. Sure, maybe if college athletes were paid to play the sport they love this scandal might not have happened to OSU (although, given the suspensions of some of OSU’s top players, it will probably end up in the Badgers’ favor) but ultimately, college athletes should get receive a salary to play a university sport. College athletes are already getting paid in several ways that don’t really count as a salary. When athletes accept scholarships, they are provided with tuition, books, meals, housing and, in many cases, tutors that help them with their school work. Over a four-year period, those necessities at some colleges and universities could reach a value of around $200,000. In addition, those student-athletes may also receive special treatment for academic issues, priority scheduling and excused absences for games, practices and other athletic events. When athletes play their sport, they are doing something they enjoy, and they are getting more benefits than anyone else at the university as well. If only men’s basketball and football, the top two revenuegenerating sports, were to get paid, it could get challenged in court. Title IX suits might be filed because female athletes wouldn’t get the same funds. To give women sports the same funds, colleges would probably have to cut men sports like baseball, wrestling and track. This would not be fair to the students who aren’t looking to play those sports professionally, but still want to compete at a more competitive than the varsity status achieved during high school. Some people say that paying athletes might stop them from going pro early; however, there are several reasons why this statement is false. If athletes got paid in college, every athlete would get paid the same amount of money. This wouldn’t stop stand-out players like Derrick Rose and Cam Newton from leaving after one year to make millions of dollars in the NBA or the NFL. Colleges wouldn’t be able to pay certain players more than others because top college football programs like Alabama and Ohio State could out bid smaller colleges for the top recruits. And, given that college programs aren’t on the same level at their professional counterparts, every university should have a chance to get the highly touted players. Clearly, athletes are getting enough compensation for their play in college sports. Many college students would be ecstatic to have a free college education and other special treatment. In addition, it would be almost impossible to pay college athletes without it being challenged in court by female sports or cutting low revenue men sports. Sure colleges often make millions of dollars off of major athletic programs through basketball and football, but they shouldn’t be able to use that money to pay all of the college athletes.
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Social Media 101 You may have noticed quite a few more “www’s” and “.coms” featured within the pages of Pulaski News lately, making you wonder what’s going on at Pulaski News headquarters. Never fear-- the physical Pulaski News newspaper is here to stay. However, we are expanding our operations to enhance the web presence of Pulaski News to help our readers stay afloat with breaking news, photo slide shows, and more timely updates. The Website : www.pulaskinews.org Most noticeably, our website will be receiving a major facelift in the upcoming weeks, as well as more extensive coverage from the stories in our newspaper. Whereas our space can be limited in the actual pages of Pulaski News, our website will allow us a more extensive look at the articles that are important to our readers. The website will also allow us to host more pictures (like slideshows of football games, for example) and videos for an alternate spin on the traditional print media. We will also be featuring online polls, reader feedback sections, and trivia contests. For advertisers, we will also now offer the option to place ads directly on the website, which receives more than 30,000 hits a month. Facebook : www.facebook. com/pulaskinews Facebook is the most wellknown of the Internet’s current social media site. Facebook allows users to interact with one another by posting message’s on a user’s profile (called a wall), exchange personal messages, and connect with individuals from around the world. As of July 2011, Facebook had 750 million registered users. For media sites and businesses, such as the Pulaski News, Facebook allows users and readers to interact with the paper in new and interesting ways—including weekly trivia contests, photo albums, and more. Fans of the paper can also post directly on our wall, providing us with feedback about features they like, dislike, or would like to see added to the paper. To find us on Facebook, simply search ‘Pulaski News.’ By liking the page (simply click the ‘Like’ option on our profile), you’ll receive Pulaski News updates each time you log on the site. Twitter : www.twitter.com/ pulaskinews While society seems to have accepted Facebook for social
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Waterplay Fun Day at the library
by Laura Dahms On any normal day, heading to the library dressed in swimming suits and goggles would receive just a few questioning glances, but on August 4, the Pulaski Branch Library hosted a Waterplay Fun Day for all babies, toddlers and their parents. Along with plenty of bubbles, wading pools, water painting and other water fun, the event also included a story time for the children. Stories on that day all revolved around water fun, and all of the children could sing along to water-grooving songs. “The best part about storytime is having my son play with all the other kids,” said participant Adrie Mullins. Many other people felt the same way, as 45 people came out to join in the splashing and wading. “We’ve been very fortunate; we had a very nice turnout,” said Librarian Anne Mead. The library will host Book Babies and Toddler storytimes each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. beginning after Labor Day.
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 29. Call 8226050. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, September 9 at 10:00. ENERGY ASSISTANCE appointments on Mondays, September 12, October 10 & November 14 from 1:00-4:00. Please call 822-8100 for an appointment. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, September 13 & 27, starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 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. WHEEL OF FORTUNE on Thursday, September 15 at 12:30. Prizes awarded for all participants. MOVIE MONDAY on September 19 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “Mrs. Doubtfire”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. 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. Start time changes to 10:15 on September 6. 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 26 – September 9. 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 26 – baked lemon fish Monday, August 29 – chicken cutlet Tuesday, August 30 – veal patty with sauce Wednesday, August 31 – sloppy joe Thursday, September 1 – tuna alfredo Friday, September 2 – swiss steak Monday, September 5 – CLOSED Tuesday, September 6 – chicken piccata Wednesday, September 7 – chili with ham salad sandwich Thursday, September 8 – turkey primavera Friday, September 9 – salisbury steak
Br. David Parker is now preparing for the priesthood in Rome.
Parker takes final step On July 30, Br David Parker, son of David and Denise Parker, parishioners at ABVM Parish, perpetually professed his vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in Edgerton, WI. Br. David is a brother of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, a religious order started in Mexico in 1941. After eight years of priestly formation he took this final step to vow his life to Christ. Br. David will continue his studies for priesthood with five more years of Philosophical and Theological studies at the Pontifical Atheneum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy. He thanks all those who have helped him in this process, especially his family and friends ABVM parish and the Pulaski Community, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, Catholic Women’s Society and the Catholic Knights.
Stuart to join Peace Lutheran church as pastor Reverend Stuart Dornfeld is joining Peace Lutheran Church as a second pastor. Stuart, his wife Megan, and their two children Elizabeth and Hannah, have taken up residence in Pulaski. Before coming to Pulaski, Stuart rceived his Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2005, and had been the pastor at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Brandon, Wisconsin. Pastor Dornfeld will be installed at Peace Lutheran Church on Thursday, August 25th at 7:00 pm. A cake and coffee reception will follow the service. Peace Lutheran Church is part of the ELCA, and is located at 1954 County Rd U, Green Bay.
Street Market begins wrap-up Ayden Penn carrying flowers for his grandma at the Pulaski Street Market on August 9th. The last scheduled market is Tuesday, August 30 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
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Improvements coming to Pulaski Community Park
PACE recreation assistant Matthew Mroczynski made improvements to the Pulaski Community Park’s recreation trails using a tractor donated by the Pulaski Co-Op.
by Rachel Vesco ulaski area residents will soon have more recreation options. P During the summer, PACE recreation assistant Matthew Mroczynski improved and walking paths at the Pulaski Community Park located near the Polka Grounds. The Pulaski High School cross-county team currently practices at the park one or two times a week and holds meets on the 5K course there as well. While Mroczynski’s main focus has been improving the park’s trails and improving the facility’s visibility, other long-term improvements for the area include mileage markers, recreational center for community uses, increased trails for walking and running, an arboretum, and possibly multi-purpose athletic fields. Mroczynski and Varsity Cross Country Coach Dan Slempkes added that a shorter running and walking trail may be added to the front of the park for increased visibility as well.
Gerds tells tales as a newspaperman By Laura Dahms Until recently, no employee of the Green Bay Press Gazette had ever written a book while also still writing for the newspaper. This year, Warren Gerds changed that when he published his book “Tales of a Newspaper Man- Ice Bowl and Lombardi Through Time.” As an employee of the Green Bay Press Gazette since 1967, Gerds has interviewed everyone from three Tony Bennetts at the same time to a 108 year old famous Russian composer. Although many of the chapters in the book cover topics that Gerds has written in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Gerds’ goal was to publicly release parts of conversations that were not printed in the paper. Because of this, the interviews in his book do not feel as much like formal, constructed interviews as they do iformal conversations-everyday interactions with unique and interesting people that have stories of their own to tell. “The book is stories,” said Gerds. “It’s about people who I’ve interviewed, met over time.” Also featured in the book are hundreds of pictures that document Gerds’ career as copy editor and entertainment critic at the Green Bay Press Gazette. During his first year at the paper, he was called out to be the photographer at the 1967 Championship Football Game: Green Bay Packers vs. the Dallas Cowboys. This game was later known as the Ice Bowl, but no one had any idea of the day’s famous immortality
at the time. Warren writes of this experience and others that have brought him very close to the Green Bay Packers turf. Throughout the book, Gerds adds a slew of jokes and witty comments that he has come up with over the years. “For many of my jokes, my wife, Kathleen Gerds, was my inspiration,” Gerds said. Kathleen was the Pulaski News advisor for 23 years. Gerds’ book has been distributed to local book selling venues, giving him the opportunity to compare his career as a journalist with his experience as an author. “I now appreciate more than ever having a publisher at the
newspaper,” said Gerds. “Being an author is something entirely different. You have something all your own to show for your work.” It is on sale for $24.99 at The Carrot Tree, Pulaski; Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay; Bosse’s News & Tobacco, downtown Green Bay; The Reader’s Loft, Bellevue; Wisconsin Arts Gallery and Frames, Bellevue; and Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Door County. His signings are scheduled at Bosse’s during Artstreet from noon to 2 p.m. on August 27 and 28.
Continued from front page have never seen before, and hope it generates interest in healthy foods. Starting this year in the secondary schools, lunch offerings will begin to offer daily vegetarian options. For example, deli bars will offer tuna salad or egg salad; taco bars will offer re-fried beans and cheese. Menus will also see new items such as black beans and rice, pinto beans and cheese, tofu, hummus, garden burgers/ boca burgers, vegetarian wraps (veggies and cheese), tuna melts/ tuna salad, bean and rice burritos, spinach lasagna and fish fillets. “We want to make sure we’re not forgetting our vegetarian students. We will be taking care of them better with this new program,” said Price. Possibly most significant in change for the new school year will be the new “from scratch” offerings. Instead of receiving precooked, frozen meals and heating them up, food service employees will start with raw ground or whole muscle meats and prepare the meals on-site. Possible recipes include sandwiches, wraps, soups and home-style entrees. This process will take time as the employees must be trained, and recipes must be standardized and preparations must be approved by the District’s Food Safety Plan. Presently, Price is planning for one “from scratch” meal per week at PHS. Although the changes for this year will be a great improvement, Price is looking forward to the years in the future as well. She plans to increase the number of mandatory days that fresh fruit and vegetables are offered in elementary schools. She also wants to take the “from scratch” meals and use them in the middle schools and elementary schools as well. “On a scale of one to ten, the importance of health is a ten. We need to look at students for their future. This Fresh Food Initiative puts Pulaski on top because we’re working with the whole student, not just the ABCs and 123s. We’re working with the whole child’s well-being,” said Townsend.
Reports Generated: July 26th– August 1st, 2011 07/26/2011 3:43 am - Assist Fire – Pulaski High School 07/26/2011 8:25 am - Theft - From a Motor Vehicle – Pine Street 07/26/2011 10:57 am - Welfare Check – Pulaski Post Office 07/26/2011 5:02 pm - Parking Violation - W. Pulaski Street 07/26/2011 5:36 pm - Reckless Driving – Camelot Park 07/26/2011 7:44 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/26/2011 8:15 pm - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 07/26/2011 8:47 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Karcz Drive 07/27/2011 4:53 am - Open Door/Window – Pulaski Community Middle School 07/27/2011 7:08 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 9:59 am - Suspicious Person/Activity – Pulaski Coin Op Laundry 07/27/2011 12:53 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 2:21 pm - Suspicious Vehicle – Jerlinga Dental 07/27/2011 2:58 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 7:10 pm - Juvenile Problem – Gajewski Appliance 07/27/2011 7:36 pm - Reckless Driving – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 8:11 pm - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 8:45 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/27/2011 9:25 pm - Reckless Driving – Anthony Lane 07/27/2011 9:34 pm - Traffic Warning – Anthony Lane 07/28/2011 7:43 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/28/2011 11:02 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/28/2011 11:02 am - Traffic Warning - E Glenbrook 07/28/2011 12:30 pm – Disturbance – Pulaski Pharmacy 07/29/2011 6:45 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/29/2011 4:07 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/29/2011 4:28 pm - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 07/29/2011 6:53 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/29/2011 7:07 pm - Disorderly Conduct – Park Street Neighbor disturbance Two females ages 31 & 32 got into a physical fight after one accused the other of taking some plants. Both females required medical attention for injuries. Brown County Sheriff assisted with obtaining statement from one of the parties involved. Both subjects referred to District Attorney’s Office for Criminal charges
Thursday, August 25, 2011 of battery. 07/30/2011 12:02 am - Suspicious Person/Activity – Memorial Park 07/30/2011 3:34 am - Suspicious Vehicle – Camelot Park 07/30/2011 8:34 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/30/2011 9:10 am – Fraud – Front Street Officer was requested to meet with female complainant who needed to file a report for someone who had charged $1500.00 worth purchases on her debit card. All the charges were made from the state of California. Officer obtained a written statement from the female along with copies of her bank statements showing the times and places the items were purchased from. 07/30/2011 10:18 am - Traffic Warning - N. St. Augustine Street 07/30/2011 12:35 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way Warning issued to a 42 year old female from Gillett for passenger not wearing seat belt. 07/30/2011 12:47 pm - Ordinance Violation - E. Glenbrook Drive A 66 year old female from Green Bay was confused with detour and decided to come north bound on the Mountain Bay Trail from CTY B. Subject was warned for the violation. 07/30/2011 3:57 pm - ROAD HAZARD - E. Glenbrook Drive Report of a tree down on Corporate Way just north of E. Glenbrook Dr. Officer stood-by with traffic control until DPW could remove the tree. 07/30/2011 4:04 pm - Lockout – Vehicles – Fourth Ave 07/30/2011 4:44 pm - Other Service - CTH B @ STH 32 HWY 07/30/2011 6:44 pm - Traffic Citation – Corporate Way 07/30/2011 7:06 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/30/2011 7:26 pm - Parking Violation – Super Ron’s Food Center Parking ticket for parking in fire lane. 07/31/2011 6:44 am - Other Service – Third Ave 07/31/2011 8:31 am - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/31/2011 11:01 am - Welfare Check – Lincoln Street 07/31/2011 2:43 pm - Alarm – Business – Parker Freeze Dry 07/31/2011 4:20 pm - Traffic Warning – Corporate Way 07/31/2011 4:44 pm - Animal at Large - S. St. Augustine Street 07/31/2011 6:25 pm - Alarm – Business – Pulaski Community Schools – Tech Dept. 07/31/2011 7:43 pm - Traffic Citation – Blue Heron Drive 07/31/2011 11:12 pm - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency - W. Pulaski Street 08/01/2011 1:20 am - Traffic Warning - CTH B 08/01/2011 1:36 am - Suspicious Vehicle - E. Cedar Street 08/01/2011 10:22 am - Traffic Warning - E. Glenbrook Drive 08/01/2011 2:00 pm - FraudFailure to Return Rental – Vern’s Hardware & Rental 08/01/2011 6:20 pm - Assist - Law Enforcement Agency – Pelican Drive 08/01/2011 7:30 pm – Fraud – First Street 08/01/2011 8:29 pm - Suspicious Person/Activity – Colonial Court Apts
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Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce hosts golf outing
Improvements coming to Memorial Park bike park Mistine Thomson of North Shore Bank presents the first place trophy to the Furnitureland golf team. Ken McDermid, Pat McDermid and Mary Wichman accept the award.
Larry Homberger, Gail Matzke, April, Stevenson, Mistine Thomson and Karen Jach from North Shore Bank enjoyed the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce Golf outing. North Shore Bank was the main sponsor for the event.
Pulaski firefighters ‘Pass the Boot’
The Pulaski Tri Co Firefighters raised about $2,100 to support Muscular Dystrophy Association through their annual “Pass the Boot” fundraiser.
by Jordan Stiede Since it was developed last year, the dirt bike park at Memorial Park has greatly increased in popularity. As a result of so much use, Tom Holewinski, crew leader of the Pulaski Department of Public Works, said the village plans to make improvements in the coming months. “I want to make sure the park is well maintained for the kids,” said Holewinski. “The park should be visible for the whole town to see.” Village workers will spread black dirt over the mounds, so it’s easier for the kids to ride their bikes. Also, Holewinski wants to put shrubs and a fence around the area. His goal is to make sure that the area is decorated, and is not hidden from the public. These improvements are going to be complete some time in fall.
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According to Village Board member Doug Prentice, the dirt bike’s park popularity has spread beyond the village of Pulaski. Prentice said he knows of a family from Shawano that traveled to Pulaski to use the dirt bike park after viewing it during the Polka Days Parade. The park has also been welcomed by area businesses. Before the park was constructed, there were complaints from businesses and the ABVM church because kids were biking in their parking lots and on their property. Now the kids have a place made just for their biking needs, and they don’t have to bike through traffic, Holewinski added. “Whenever I go to my friend’s house I go to the park,” PCMS Erica Peters said. “It is a great place to hang out and chill with friends.”
Parents and students should be aware of traffic impacts associated with road construction areas in the Pulaski Community School District. Access between County Highway J and State Highway 29 was permanently closed in June 2011. Beginning in November, access across Highway 29 on County Highway J will reopen and the underpass is expected to be complete. Drivers can also expect State Highway 32 to be closed until September 2 due to roundabout construction at County Highway B and State Highway 32. Motorists need to use an alternate route when traveling through the area. When traveling north through Pulaski drivers can use Quarry Drive west to St. Augustine Street. Please use extreme caution and remain alert when driving through these areas.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. -John Dewey
Thursday, August 25, 2011
PHS class of 1986 reunites
Karrasch receives scholarship by Matt Zey J enny Karrasch, a 2011 Pulaski High School Graduate, received a $1000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Bankers Association. Karrasch is one of two people to receive the scholarship and is very happy to be selected. “It’s pretty exciting, being one of only two people in the state,” said Karrasch. Karrasch found out about the WBA scholarship through an e-mail that she received. After receiving the e-mail, Karrasch wrote an essay and filled out an application. Karrasch will be attending NWTC this fall, but plans to eventually transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and major in accounting.
Hillcrest updates Dear Hillcrest Families, It is hard to believe that the calendar will shortly read the month of September and a new school year will begin. There is nothing like classrooms filled with smiling learners, library books in the hands of children, playgrounds filled with games and fun for overzealous students, and all the other activities that come with the school year. We are looking forward helping your child reach new levels during the 2011-12 school year! We are excited to welcome some new staff members to the Hillcrest family! We welcome several new faces to our Hillcrest staff: Jessica Ullmer (kindergarten), Shannon Minzlaff (1st grade), Kim Polasik (2nd grade), Jessica VandenHeuvel (3rd grade), Randi Snowberry (4th grade), Kerri Haertl (special education), Sue Stiede (Spanish) and Kim Parr (lunch aide). In addition to new staff members we have other wonderful changes such as the addition of a Spanish program for kindergarten, first and second grade students for this school year with grades 3-5 being added next year. Our elementary school schedule will also see some changes. All five of the elementary schools will have changes to the instructional minutes for the school day. At Hillcrest, buses will unload and students will be dismissed to classes at 8:35 a.m. Students may be dropped off at school between 8:30-8:35 a.m. Students should be in classrooms at 8:40 a.m daily. Our school day will end at 3:50 p.m. Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is such a committed group of individuals and is the heart and soul of our school. Together, parents and staff make Hillcrest a wonderful school for children. We have our first monthly meeting after-school in the library on Thursday, September 9---please join us! Yours in Education, Jenny Gracyalny, Principal
Schneider graduates Brianna Schneider, daughter of Brian and Debbie (Ainsworth) Schneider, from Cecil, has recently graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from UW-Milwaukee in the Biomedical Sciences/Medical Technology program with a minor in Chemistry, and Certificates in Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology.
UW-Milwaukee Spring Dean’s List The following area students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Wisconsin in-Milwaukee for the Spring 2011 semester: Kayla Karen Kraemer, Letters and Science Undergrad; Brittany Lynn Schwartz, Health Sciences Undergraduate and Katherine Leigh Wolf, Letters and Science Undergrad.
THe PHS class of 1986 met for their 25th reunion at Rivers Bend Supper Club on Saturday, August 6.
Elementary schools introduce Spanish instruction by Jack FitzGerald For the first time this school year, elementary school students throughout the Pulaski Community School District will receive foreign language instruction. While the idea of introducing young students to a foreign language began in the 1960s, it has only started to reemerge and gain popularity in recent years. Some states, such as Louisiana, are actually mandating foreign language the elementary level. “Every since I started in the district I wanted to see Spanish being taught in the elementary schools, it’s a miracle that it’s finally happening this year,” Spanish teacher Sue Stiede said.
I n order to create the foreign language program, the district created a task force made of teachers, staff and students to determine the most efficient way to implement a Spanish curriculum into the district. Ultimately, Spanish will be incorporated into the curriculum of all five district elementary schools. For the 2011-2012 school year, it will only be available for students in kindergarten through second grade. The following year it will be taught to students through fifth grade. “We took our time in studying the best early learning language programs in the state,” Superintendent Mel Lightner said.
Unlike Spanish instruction at the high school or middle school levels, however, Spanish will not be a separate subject for elementary school students. Instead, it will be intertwined into social studies classes. All students will have a Spanish themed social studies class for 30 minutes three times a week. The units will cover very basic language skills, and are designed to simply give students a taste of the language from at an early age. Studies have shown that students who are exposed to a second language in elementary school perform better in standardized tests. Additionally, foreign language instruction helps students excel in English, by allowing them to further understand the mechanics of language. “We think teaching Spanish in elementary simply makes sense, with our economy as it is, naturally citizens of our country speak different languages, prodominently Spanish. Therefore, it is important to give our young students the opportunity to learn to communicate within the community,” Lightner said. “Our goal here at Pulaski is to have Spanish students graduating 12th grade fluent. By exposing students in kindergarten… [we will] have a much better chance of reaching our goal.”
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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER-- Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-- The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL-- Board members present:Mark Wernicke, Pam Denzer (left at 9:46 pm), Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Chris Vandenhouten and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent:Barb McKeefry, Administrators present:Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Lisa Misco, Chris Dahlke, Amy Uelmen, Dan Slowey, Pat Fullerton, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Marc Klawiter, and Erik Olson Guests attending:Alan Wood, Pete Liss, Patty Wasielewski, Rachel Vesco, donna Severson, Sheila Price, Deb Schneider, Joanne Hagedorn, Jackie Baumann, Randy Bani, and Cheryl Stutzman CITIZENS’ FORUM-- None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. BOARD REPORT- Trina Townsend went to a Presidents Conference and shared what she learned there. Mel Lightner shared about a meeting with Hobart that he, Rachel Vesco, Trina Townsend and Chris Vandenhouten attended. 2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT - Mel Lightner presented the Advanced Placement exams. Pulaski went from 71% to 79% scoring 3 or higher. He also shared how our overtime costs have gone from $53,000 to $10,000. 3. PAY BILLS--Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES --Vandenhouten moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on June 29, 2011 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location 1. Kathleen Boockmeier Resignation Special Education Teacher Glenbrook 2. Adam Dietzo Resignation Tech Ed Teacher PCMS 3. Rachel Radkey Resignation Instrumental Music Teacher PCMS 4. Lyzette Maroszek Resignation Grade 5 Teacher Sunnyside Wernicke moved, Rasmussen seconded, to accept the Resignations as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CONTRACTS Name
1. Michael Berken
Math Teacher (.344 FTE) PHS (Limited-term)
2. Glenn Blohowiak
English Teacher (.516 FTE) (Limited-term)
3. Ashley Hendricks
Replacement Grade 5 Teacher Sunnyside (Contingent upon release from Bonduel School District)
4. Patrick Hermans
Grade 8 Science Teacher PCMS (Limited-term)
5. Kayla Koch
Instrumental Music Teacher
6. Donna Karcz
Grade 5 Teacher (.50 FTE) Sunnyside (Limited-term)
7. Kari Kropp
Grade 3 Teacher
8. Joanne Lundy 9. Jeffrey Miller
4K Teacher (.50 FTE) (Limited-term)
11. Sarah Sulentic
Grade 4 Teacher (.50 FTE) Glenbrook
Grade 1 Teacher
10. Barbara Schullo
12. Samantha Watermolen Replacement
Grade 5 Teacher (.50 FTE) Sunnyside (Limited-term)
Dean of Students/Activities PCMS Director (Limited-term)
Wernicke moved, Skalitzky seconded, to accept the Contracts as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. -HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT (HRA) – CHRIS KRAMER FROM DIVERSIFIED BENEFITS - Chris Kramer explained how an HRA works and presented a few ways the district could utilize one. -HEALTH INSURANCE - Pam Kercheval presented health plan options from Arise. -2011-12 BUDGET AND TAX LEVY UPDATE - Mel Lightner and Pam Kercheval presented the 2011-2012 estimated tax levy. It is estimated to go up 2.74%, this is a preliminary number at this time. Al Wood presented the plan to purchase 10,000 or 12,000 gallon above ground fuel tank to help save the district money in the future. Board would like Al Wood to continue to look into the fuel tank. -FUND BALANCE POLICY-- Wernicke moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to approve the policy with the amendment of “The fund balance shall not fall below 10% of the operating budget in the assigned fund.” added to the end of the policy. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. -JUNE BUDGET REPORT - Pam Kercheval presented the budget report for the 2010-2011 year. -POLICE SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER FROM HOBART FRESH FOOD INITIATIVE - Chief of Police Randy Bani from the Hobart/Lawrence Police Department, presented a proposal on a Police School Liaison Officer at Hillcrest Elementary. -FRESH FOOD INITIATIVE - Sheila Price presented a Fresh Food Initiative that the district is looking moving towards for the 2011-12 and beyond. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss non-represented employees salaries and administrative contract ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT-- Rasmussen moved, Wernicke seconded, to accept the administrative contract of Nichole Disterhaft for the Glenbrook Dean of Students as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT-- Wernicke moved, Rasmussen seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:35P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education
Design a Red Raider t-shirt contest Dynamic Designs Unlimited will hold the second annual “Design A Red Raider T-shirt.” “The contest is a wonderful way to get the students and community involved in what we have available in our showroom”, said Tammy Brzeczkowski, co-owner of Dynamic Designs. Last year’s t-shirt design winner was Katie Kosmal, a student of Pulaski High School. The contest is open to all ages. Simply submit a t-shirt design that includes the words
“Pulaski” and/or “Red Raiders”, in any design or fashion. The entry must be no larger than 8 ½ x 11. Any media will be accepted, for example, pencil, marker, crayon, color or black and white. All entries must be received by September 30, 2011. Computer files (especially tiff, jpeg, and pdf) may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include on the subject line “Red Raider Contest”. Entries can also be mailed or delivered to Dynamic Designs P.O. 470, 220A South St. Augustine
Street, Pulaski, WI 54162. Al l entries must include name, age, address and phone number. Designs can be viewed on the Dynamic Designs Unlimited Facebook page, and users will be able to vote for their favorite design. The winner of the contest will receive two t-shirts with the winning design, along with a $25 gift certificate to Dynamic Designs. The shirts will be available for purchase in October. Last year’s winning design by PHS student Katie Kosmal.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER-- Board Vice President Wernicke called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-- The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Chris Vandenhouten (6:29 pm) and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent: Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Jerad Marsh, Dan Slowey and Eric Vanden Heuvel Guests attending: Donna Severson, Pete Liss, Joanne Hagedorn, Deb Schneider, Teresa Wargo CITIZENS’ FORUM-- None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. BOARD REPORT- None 2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Dr. Mel Lightner introduced the new Glenbrook Principal, Kurtis Sufka, he gave an update on where we are in the hiring process, update on how summer school is going, and update on the facilities department. Dan Slowey gave an update on the new Alternative Program that will be starting at the high school. Dr. Lightner shared what is happening with the state budget and how we need to have great communication between administration and employees on creating policies and handbooks. (Chris Vandenhouten arrived – meeting officially called to order at 6:29pm) 3. PAY BILLS McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Skalitzky moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on June 8, 2011 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – RESIGNATIONS Name
1. Nathaniel Burklund 2. Tara Vanden Elsen
Elementary Teacher Elementary Teacher
Skalitzky moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to accept the Resignations as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CONTRACTS Name
1. Melissa Olsen
Spanish Teacher Glenbrook $38,516 (Contingent upon release from Mishicot School District)
2. Danielle Schreiner
3. Randi Snowberry
4. Samantha Dettman
4K Teacher (.5 FTE) Fairview $19,899.50 (Contingent upon release from Wausau School District Replacement Phy Ed Teacher (.5 FTE) Fairview $16,144.50
Elementary Teacher Hillcrest $49,150 (Contingent upon release from Green Bay School District)
5. Andrew LaFave 6. Erin McClure
7. Lindsey Wilcox
Soc Studies Teacher (.7445 FTE)
McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to accept the Contracts as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. MAY BUDGET REPORT – Pam Kercheval shared where we are with the 2010-11 school year budget 7. FUND BALANCE POLICY – First reading of policy, Pam Kercheval will do some rewording and bring it back on July 20th for the second reading. SCHOOL START AND END TIMES – Darlene Godfrey presented some changes the administration and transportation department wants to make to the school start and end times. The time change will take place for the 2011-12 school year. CLOSED SESSION--NONE ADJOURNMENT Skalitzky moved, McKeefry seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 6:55P.M. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education
History of the Pulaski School District Part 2
Editor’s Note: Over the course of the next few issues, Pulaski News will highlight the history of the Pulaski Community School District. A similar series of articles was written in 1981, and we hope to eleborate on that history. Anyone with memories or photographs to share, please call us at (920) 822-6800 or email us at email@example.com Following the addition of new elementary schools in 1960, the Pulaski Community School District expanded its educational boundaries, into northwest Green Bay and into townships north of Pulaski. As areas throughout the district continued to grow, the Pulaski School Board determined that if there were approximately 250 elementary students in an area, a new school would be constructed. Fairview Elementary was built in 1962, followed by Lannoye Elementary in 1962, Hillcrest El-
ementary in 1973, and Sunnyside Elementary in 1981. After being built in 1962, Fairview housed students in grades K-5, and eventually expanded with a new wing in 1968. Lannoye Elementary was constructed the following year, as a result of growth in the Hobart, Maple Grove and Pittsfiled. Like Fairview, Lannoye expanded in 1968 as well. In 1973, Hillcrest Elementary, located in the town of Hobart, was constructed to house students in grades K-6. As growth continued in the district, however, Hillcrest was converted to a K-4 Elementary School while students in grades 5-8 attended Lannoye. Sunnyside Elementary was the fifth and final school in the Pulaski School District. Since the school served students in grades K-8, the building was designed to resemble a smaller high school and served nearly 500 students the year it opened.
Red Sea shirts available by Jessica Skinkis For the second year, Pulaski High School will be distributing “Red Sea”shirts for students to wear to district events. The new Red Sea t-shirts are ready to hand out at various Red Raider games and matches throughout the school year. The purpose of these t-shirts, according to PHS administration staff, is to bring the students together as a unit to show school spirit by painting the Pulaski student section a sea of red to show unity. The design of the shirts is simplistic and open: it is a red shirt with black and white writing, featuring a peculiar design that collides with the words. The shirts will be handed out to students throughout the year as prizes for PHS contests and will be given away at sporting events as well. The tshirts will be distributed free of cost to PHS students.
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The Road to the Rose Bowl by Adam Styczynski he Pulaski High School T Red Raider Marching Band will perform during the upcoming 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The band has been selected from the best high school bands in the world to perform in the parade that will be viewed by over one billion people worldwide. While most high school students were enjoying their summer off, the PHS band members, directors and parents have been working hard to prepare for this opportunity of a lifetime. For two weeks, band members took part in the annual band camp, with some days lasting as long as 12 hours. This long process teaches the members the field show routine, street marching, and proper marching style and etiquette. “The practices are very enjoyable because I love band,” said Pulaski High School Junior Karissa Kosmal. The Red Raider Marching Band has also participated in many various parades to prepare and hone their skills. They include, Oconto Copper Fest, Little Sturgeon Days, Oneida Pow Wow, Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival, Seymour Burger Fest, Menominee Michigan’s Waterfront Festival, Algoma Shanty
Days, and Pulaski’s own Polka Days Parade. Besides working at perfecting their routines, band members have also been hard at work fundraising to prepare for their trip to California. The Pulaski Music Boosters is currently leading the band’s fundraising efforts. The Boosters have started many fundraising opportunities, such as “Pennies for Pasadena.” This is an opportunity for businesses to have a milk jug with the hopes of people putting money in it that supports the band. The organization has also put together a campaign for selling yard signs that support the band and the band members. If you buy a sign from a band member, ten dollars goes into their personal account that can be used on the trip and the remaining ten goes to the general fund for Music Boosters. The Red Raider Marching Band will also be performing in “Band Fest”, a feature of the Tournament of Roses that features the prizewinning bands of the 2012 Rose Parade performing their field shows. “I am pumped because it will be an epic experience,” said Kosmal.
Watch videos of Red Raider Band performances online at www.pulaskinews.org PHS band members practices for two weeks during August.
The PHS band performed at the first home football game of the year on Friday, August 19.
The PHS band practiced for up to 12 hours during band camp.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. -Charlie Finley
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Red Raider tailgate party held
Senior Athlete Profiles
VanLannen breaks record Name: Alison Blackford Sport: Volleyball Age: 17 Position: Defensive Specialist (DS), Libero Number years played: 4 Favorite subject: Math Post high school. plans: College Favorite high school memory So Far: Playing in the basketball sectionals during my sophomore year Favorite food: Pineapple Favorite band: Jacks Mannequin Hobbies: Basketball, Volleyball, Baking Cakes, “Chalking” Funniest thing at practice ever: Ashley Staszak ‘plowing’ me over Favorite movie: Thumbelina Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds Goals for this season: We would like to come together as a team to win every match we play. Rivalry: DePere
Name: Nick Tomashek Sport: Cross Country Age: 17 Number of years in sport: 4 Favorite subject in school: “The sciences, especially chemistry.” Post-high school plans: 4-year college, possibly for pharmacy. Favorite high school memory so far: Team C.O.D. parties and spaghetti dinners. Favorite food: Seafood Favorite band: Lover Boy Hobbies outside of sports: Swimming and Video Games Funniest thing that’s ever happened at practice: Listening to Jesse Reinhard’s stories as an underclassman. Favorite movie and t.v. show: Sahara and Psyche What are your goals for the season: Make it to state and do well in conference.
Pulaski High School freshmen Corrin VanLannen set a new school record in the 100 butterfly when the lady Red Raiders swimming/diving team traveled to Chilton High School for their first dual meet of the year. The Raiders dominated all 12 events, defeating Chilton 141 to 42. Additional top finishers include Amanda Laird (200 IM/100 Breast), Katelyn DeStarkey (50 Free/100 Backstroke), Kelsey Shadick, diving, Michaela Hartig, 500 free, and Mara Danner, 100 free.
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On Friday, August 19, the Red Raider Booster Club held the first tailgate party of the year prior to the start of the varsity football game against Sheboygan South. Sponsored by Prevea, the event featured dinner and unlimited corn for $3, and the Polka Dynamics also provided entertainment. The Booster Club plans to hold another tailgate party on Friday, September 13. All proceeds from the event benefit the Pulaski High School Booster Club and Red Raider athletics.
Punt, Pass and Kick contest to be held The annual Kights f Columbus Punt, Pass and Kick contest is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 6 p.m. It will be held at the football stadium behind the Pulaski Community Middle School. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Bring a football to warm up with. This contest is for eight to twelve year old boys and girls, and will test your ability in distance and accuracy at punting, passing and kicking a football. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top finishers. Call Tony Anderson with questions at 920-822-7537.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Comfort Pro Insulators U15 Girls Team
Crossing Timber Equine U8g Team
JW Industries Soccer Team
Linzmeier Market U10 Girls Team
MCL U10 Soccer Team
Montoure & Hanson U8 Team
Nothern Builders U15 Team
Oconto Veterinary Center U12 Team
Okobos U8G Team
U6G All Weather Insulation Soccer
Sound Check U8 Team
Smart Custom Homes U8 Team
U8 Steve Fischer Construction Girls Team
U8G Gemini Plastics Soccer Team
U10B Go-For Technologies Soccer Team
U8G Go-For Technologies Soccer Team
U8G Hardware by Design Team
U8G MCL Soccer Team
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U10 Koehne Chevy Soccer Team
U10G Current Electric Services Soccer Team
U10G Permiere Door & Supply Soccer Team
U10G Pulaski Family dental Care Soccer Team
U10G Technology Architects Soccer Team
U12G Advanced Hearing Solutions Soccer Team
U12G Koehne Chevy Team
U12G Pancake Place Soccer Team
U12G Smart Custom Homes Soccer Team
U12G Steve Fischer Construction Team
U12G WoodTech Soccer Team
U15 Smart Custom Homes Girls Soccer Team
U10B Hardware by Design
U6 DIV Home Center Team
U19 Montoure & Hanson Team
Boys and Girls Soccer
American Metal Roofs U6 Team
Foth U6 Team
Gustman U6 Team
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Div Home Center U6 Team
Highway 29 Storage U6 Team
Prosound U6 Team
Home Team Apparel U6 Team
Luigis Pizza Palace U6 Team
U6 Arrow Auto Soccer Team
Safeguard Insurance U6 Team
Trophies ETC U6 Team
U6 Pancake Place Soccer Team
U6 Steve Fischer Construction Team U6 BayTek Soccer Team
U6 McKeefry & Sons Soccer Team
U6 Proscape Team
Saputo Cheese U6 Soccer Team
Veterinary House Calls U6 Team
U6 Koehne Team
MCL Industries Team
U10B Hardware By Design Team
Nutrition Services Team
Smart Home Construction Team
Dairy Queen Team
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Synergy Dairy U14 Team
Montoure & Hanson U12 Team
U8B Figaro’s & Cousins Soccer Team
Pulaski Lions Club U8 Boys Team
U8B Luigi’s Pizza Soccer Team
U8B MCL Soccer Team
U8B Montoure & Hanson Soccer Team
U8B Premier Community Soccer Team
U8B Pulaski Veterinary Soccer Team
U8B Wood Tech Industries Soccer Team
U10B Executive Dry Cleaners Soccer Team
U10 Go-For Technologies Soccer Team
U10B Greek Boys Soccer Team
U10B Northern Builders Soccer Team
U10B Steve Fischer Construction Soccer Team
U14B Gemini Plastics Soccer Team
U16B Smart Custom Homes Soccer Team
U12B Performance Auto Body Soccer Team
U8B Nsight Soccer Team
U8B Robinson Heating & Cooling Soccer Team
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them -Jane Fonda
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sound Check explores text marketing by Sam Schwartz and Jordan Stiede Sound Check in Pulaski has recently added a new text marketing feature for its current customers which focuses on the simple concepts of customer loyalty and rewards. Last April, Sound Check added the original text marketing services concept by using fullservice text message marketing to market directly to its customers. Now the business has decided to expand its text marketing by adding the newly developed TextMeNEW software. TextMeNEW uses text messaging to inform subscribing customers about sales, discounts, promotions and other miscellaneous events happening in store. As well as informing customers, Sound Check, like many other TextMeNEW businesses, keeps a Loyalty Rewards tablet near its checkout. When entering the store, a customer can check in on the tablet by typing his or her phone number in and the tablet will keep track of the customer’s visits. After the tenth check-in, the customer is rewarded with a coupon for $5 off of any purchase of $25 or more or $10 off of any purchase $40 or more. Following the twentieth check-in, the customer is rewarded with a similar coupon, but for $20 off of any purchase $60 or more or $25 off of an upgrade or new activation on his or her cell phone. To sign up for Sound Check’s text marketing, text Sound Check to 23287. This stores an individual’s contact information in the Cellcom database for alerts regarding all text marketing deals and offers.
DayDream Acres is a delight by Laura Dahms ot many can claim that their lifelong hobby has turned into his or N her job, but Linda and Ron Hieronimiczak, of DayDream Acres, have made their small hobby farm into a business that allows them to share their love of animals. For the past eight years, the Hieronimiczaks have used their farm for special events. With 14 miniature horses, an alpaca, a mini steer, a mini donkey, a mini goat, a mini potbelly pig and a pair of jersey woolly bunnies, the farm offers its services to all who love the cute and the cuddly. These services include cart rides, leading and petting the mini horses, getting introduced to all of the farm animals, and using all the amenities the farm offers. The farm features an indoor party pavilion with tables and chairs, an indoor arena for the visitors and animals to play, a large barn where the animals are stalled, a playground for children and plenty of grassy acres to let the imagination go wild. In fact, it was Linda’s imagination, years ago, that turned DayDream Acers into a reality. “As a child I was a daydreamer, and my dream was always to have a horse farm,” said Linda, who named the farm after its dreamy origins. The couples’ miniature horse collection began when their youngest daughter fell in love with a mini named Ebony. Ebony still resides on their farm. Next to join the crew was Cashew. When Ron saw an advertisement for a hay rake, Linda only saw the small part of the ad that mentioned an available miniature horse. The two went off to look into the hay rake, but came home with the mini, and its fully-equipped cart, instead. From then, the family began to grow rapidly. The Hieronimiczaks welcomed different species into the barn, and they noticed that each animal had a unique personality. For example, Dexter, the miniature steer, loves attention. The mini goat, Arlo, seems to think he is a dog and follows the collie, Oscar, around everywhere. Fiona, the donkey, squeaks constantly to get what she wants. Peanut, a National Grand Champion in miniature horse riding competition, also enjoys being taken to Manor Care and other facilities to help in therapy. The Hiermoniczaks at Day Dream Acres are available for birthday parties, work parties, individual tours, family reunions and boarding horses. They are located at 4941 N. Overland Road in Hobart and are available by appointment only. They can be reached at (920) 865-8542 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angelica Mobil under new owners Angelica Mobil, formally a BP gas station, located at W1989 Spruce Road, is now under new ownership. Owners Daniel and Theresa Umhoefer of Mequon, Wis., purchased the gas station after they found themselves stopped at the BP on their way to their cabin in Elcho. Besides the Mobil in Angelica, they also own a gas station in Thiensville, located near their hometown, as well as a station in Adell, Wis., south of Plymouth, Wis. Since they bought the Mobil, the Umhoefers have spent the last
few months improving the gas station, including repainting the walls and remodeling the bathroom. The biggest change, however, can be seen in the types of items carried now. “We want to become a staple of the community,” Daniel said. “Twenty-five percent of the floor space will be groceries. We are trying to be keen on what locals request.” While the Umhoefer’s are not from the Pulaski area, they are trying to remain involved in the community by traveling to the area once a week, and banking locally as well. They also remain in close contact with their employees. Presently, the gas station has one full time employee and four parttime employees. “Everyone has been very welcoming,” Theresa said. “So far, we’re enjoying it.”
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Births and Deaths Births
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 McGREW, Rebecca and Ryan, Sobieski, son. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 FELDMANN, Andrea and Eric, Mosinee, son. Grandparents are Anthony and Joan Babik, Sobieski.
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her loving husband Stanley, her four children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandson; Karen (Bruce) Glodowski, Stevens Point, their daughters Valerie, Monica, Nicole and Alison; Pattie (Doug) Brusky, Green Bay, their children Stephanie (Jake) DeMelle and their son Eli, Dan (Natalie), Mike and Noah; Ron (Paula) Karcz, Green Bay, their daughters Brittany and Rachel; and Paula (Tim) Maciejewski, Green Bay, their sons Kyle and Logan, one brother Stanley Bogucki, brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law, Eugene Karcz, MaryAnn (Richard) Blasczyk, Victoria, Annabelle, Esther, Eleanor and Ellie Karcz, and Robert VanLannen. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Sylvester Bogucki, sisters, Angie (Zig) Borowski, Dorothy (Ed) Frankovic, mother and fatherin-law, Stephen and Stephanie Karcz, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Nancy Bogucki, John (Angeline), Antone (Hattie), Leo, Edward, Peter, Henry, and Syl Karcz, Frances (Albert) Bialozynski, Irene (Vic) Mielcarek, Betty VanLannen, and Ceil Karcz. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Fr. Patrick, Janet Maroszek, Brother Anthony, Dr. Ruth Warren and the Oncology staff, and Unity Hospice, especially Cheryl and Shannon.
Irene C. Karcz, 81, Pulaski, entered into eternal life on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at her home with her loving family at her side, after a courageous battle with lung and brain cancer. She was born November 25, 1929 in Pulaski, the daughter of the late Stanley and Cecelia (Laskowski) Bogucki. She married Stanley Karcz on May 16, 1953 at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, where she was a life-long member. Irene was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed walking, gardening, playing bridge and Bingo. She loved to cook and bake and her family never left her home without some of her homemade goodies. She was also a cook at Assumption B.V.M. School for many years, where she was fondly known as “Mrs. K.” She was also known to give the best hugs. Due to her deep Catholic faith, Irene served as a Eucharistic Minister and cooked for many funeral dinners. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, where she had served as President and also received the Our Lady of Good Council Award. Irene will be sadly missed by
Ralph Phillips, 79, Pulaski, died peacefully following a long illness on Friday, August 5, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was born to the late Bernard and Florence (Ness) Phillips and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On April 25, 1959 he married Barbara Blasczyk at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. Ralph worked at Armour Foods in Green Bay for many years. He was a current member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish and the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and his monthly breakfast meetings with friends and co-workers. Family gatherings for holidays and special occasions were Ralph’s favorite things. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; four children, Janette (Dennis) Adamski, Angelica; Douglas (Jan) Phillips, Allouez; Mark (Judy) Phillips, Pulaski; and Paul Phillips, Green Bay. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Eric (Lisa) Adamski; Amanda (fiancé Kevin) Adamski; Jordan Phillips; Carley Phillips; Robyn (Scott) Reinhard; Dan Phillips; Alex Phillips; Ashlee Phillips; Zachary Phillips, along with many relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Beverly (Clifford) Gutzman, Delores (Roman) Rudnick, and Jackie (Gordon) Cooney. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mar-
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. -Frank Howard Clark
nochafuneralhome.com. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the doctors and nurses for their excellent care throughout the years, Unity Hospice for their care and concern, and family and friends for their prayers and visits.
Thursday, August 25, 2011 love, joy, patience and dignity to those he touched. Basil Rueden is survived by his wife of 62 years Joan (Van Gheem) Rueden; sons Joseph (Karen), John (Ildiko), Jeff (Joan), Warren (LouAnn), Mark (Kimberly), and Eric; daughters Janet (Michael) Oettinger, Lynn (Sam) Kujava, Merry (Paul) Hoffman, Lisa Vandehei, and Shari (David) Wickesberg; forty loving grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; many other beloved family members; and many, many memories. Special thanks to all the staff at Good Shepard Home Services, Good Shepherd Nursing Home, and St. Mary’s Hospital for their wonderful care of Basil and his family.
Scharf, Liam Anthony
Basil Rueden, 89, died peacefully early Sunday morning, August 14 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay surrounded by his loving family. Basil, and his wife Joan, raised 11 children on their over 100 cow dairy farm in West De Pere. Summer and Christmas family reunions keep the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, and cousins close. Basil grew up during the Depression on a small farm near what is now called Austin Straubel airport. He and his brother Andy milked cows in the 1930s-40s while their older brothers went off to school and war. He eventually bought the home farm, determined to expand and modernize his dairy business. He was featured on the cover of Farming Today magazine in 1960 with one of the new breed of tractors and equipment. In 1962, at the age of 39, Basil lost an arm in a farming accident. He took advantage of his time spent recovering to attend farming school, dairying equipment school, and toured various modern farms. Then Basil built one of the first milking parlors in Wisconsin and actively sought out new technology, implementing modern, innovative ideas in housing, managing, and delivering feed to cattle, and new cultivation methods. He continued to be interested in the latest farming technology to the very end of his life. Basil was active on the Brown County Farm Bureau board for many years. He and Joan hosted Brown County “Breakfast on the Farm”, and held farm tours for many different groups. Although the original 1100 acre farmstead and dairy near Oneida was sold in 1995, Basil never contemplated retiring from farming. He and Joan grew a new farmstead east of Shawano and continued to crop several hundred acres of corn and soybeans. Right up till the last weeks he was on the ‘bug’ pushing brush into a pile for burning, or on the John Deere gator checking the soybeans, or proudly showing visitors, friends and family, how the corn was growing. Wife Joan adored the man she married 62 years ago. They were inseparable. Basil was an inspiration, a role model and even a hero to his many children and grandchildren. His ever present smile and laughter was contagious. He found happiness in everyday things, and we loved that special twinkle in his eye as he held each new grandchild, and great grandchild. Basil leaves a rich legacy of
Liam Anthony Scharf, son of Luke and Tracy Scharf, Fond du Lac, was born Thursday, August 4, 2011, at St. Agnes Hospital. After gracing this earth for one hour, seven minutes, Liam became an angel. SURVIVORS: his parents, Luke and Tracy, Fond du Lac; maternal grandparents, David and Linda Malczewski, Pulaski; paternal grandmother, Connie Betz, Fond du Lac; maternal great grandparents, Louis and Therese Lasek, Pulaski, Bernard Malczewski, Kimberly, Jean O’Krusch, Pulaski. He is further survived by his uncles and aunts, Joseph Scharf, Massachusetts,Christine (Dave) Steger, Theresa, Jack Scharf, Fond du Lac, Karen (Tim) Myers, Two Rivers, Patrick Scharf, Washington; great aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Franklin Scharf; paternal great grandparents; great uncle,
Norbert Lasek. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at St. Agnes Hospital for their exceptional care. We would also like to send a special thank you to Julie from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep for capturing precious memories of our angel Liam.
Miller, Adeline Adeline Miller, 75, Pulaki died peacefully Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at a Green Bay nursing home. The daughter of the late Vincent and Martha (Holtz) Gutowski was born July 15, 1936 in Sobieski. On June 18, 1955 she married Norbert Miller at St. John Cantius Church in Sobieski. The couple made their home in the town of Chase. Adeline had been employed as a bookkeeper at Northeast Telephone Co. in Pulaski for many years. She was a member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville. If you knew Adeline, you’d agree that she had a real penchant for taking up a conversation with people she didn’t know. By the time she walked away, she had made new friends. She loved people, and she loved to talk! In recent years, one of her favorite activities was spending time at Curves in Pulaski, where she had the opportunity to exercise and visit with friends at the same time. She will be greatly missed by her son, Jim Miller, DePere. She is further survived by one brother, Chester (Marlene) Gutowski, Brookfield; one sister, Bernice (Robert) Smith, Green Bay; two godchildren, Mary and Dean; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norb, on July 1, 1998, and one sister, Marie (Tony) Gaura.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
Back to school store held at Glenbrook
Students received new clothes for the upcoming school year.
by Jack FitzGerald n Tuesday, August 17, O PACE held its annual back to school store event at Glenbrook. Thanks to generous donations from area businesses, students in the Pulaski Community School District will now be able to head back to school prepared. Overall, seventy-seven kids benefitted from the event. Upon arriving at the events, students were greeted by a volunteer shopping assistant who accompanied them throughout the process of gathering the supplies needed for the school year. When student first entered the gym, they received an assigned clothing bag and a backpack. For students in middle and high school, the backpack was already filled with school supplies. Elementary students selected an empty backpack and lunch bag
before selecting school supplies themselves. Next, students were given an assigned bag of hygiene products, and could chose extra miscellaneous hygiene products if needed. This was followed by a table filled with books, which all students were encouraged to take, along with extra t-shirts, sweatshirts and laundry bins. Once equipped with all of their supplies, the students took their new clothes down the hall to a room filled with six individualsized tents where more volunteers were stationed. The kids tried on their new jeans, shorts, shirt, socks, and shoes to make sure they fit properly. Students were sent to another room where their hair was washed, and female students were able to get a manicure. Finally, students were brought
into the gym where they got a back to school haircut. This event would not have been possible without the generous donations from area businesses, including: Pulaski Chase Coop, Angie Lhotte Memorial, Pulaski Lions, Sarah Mills-Llyod, North Shore Bank, Figaros Cousin subs, Verns, Egnarskiâ€™s Performance Auto, Premier Bank, Marnocha, Sound Check Radio Shack, Pam Denzer and Veterinary House Calls, MCL, Jerlinga Dental Chrisman Dental, New Life Community Church, PCSD Bus Driver Association, Lannoye Fourth Grade, Pulaski United Foundation, PESP Secretaries and Aides, St. Edward and Isidore Parish, Bay Tek, Socety of Mary Immaculate, Thrivent Financial, Wal-Mart and Kohlâ€™s West. Hairstyling services were provided by stylists Kandace Lardinois, Tracy Wargo and Dawn Tooley-Sheedy.
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Pulaski High School Leo Club volunteers worked the back to school store.