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PULASKI, WISCONSIN

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

VOLUME LXXII, NO.13

Pulaski makes Polka Day preparations by Kalli Seglund and Jaysie Noelder Pulaski will celebrate its 102th birthday with the 34th Annual Pulaski Polka Days festival on July 19 to the 22. Although the annual polka festival only lasts four days, the planning process is a yearround affair. For example, the Pulaski Polka Days Committee begins recruiting bands up to a year in advance of the event. Additionally, members of the committee work to advertise the event in locations around the country, in an effort to bring more attendees to the event. Posters and brochures are created and distributed to spread the word of Pulaski Polka Days, as well, while the festival’s website, www. pulaskipolkadays.com, provides additional information including a full schedule of the events and bands that will play. Because of these efforts, polka bands often travel to Pulaski   from around the country to play at the polka grounds. For example, Polka

Family will travel from Pennsylvania and Polka Country Musicians will travel from Connecticut. Polka music fans also often make the trek to Pulaski for the event. These large scale advertising and promotional efforts are a big change from when the Polka Days event originally began 34 years ago. At that time, the festival was solely sponsored by Pulaski Lions Club. According to Lion Club member Leonard Van Lanen, the club began sponsoring the event because two members of the club had a love for polka music. In 1967, when the event first began, the event was called Pulaski Polish Sausage Days and consisted of dancing for only one day. In 1978, the festival changed its name and it became known as Pulaski Polka Days. Although, at that time,   the festival was held on Labor Day weekend, it moved to July in 1985, in an effort to make the event more convenient for polka performers. According

to Van Lanen, the Lions Club continues to sponsor Pulaski Polka Days and an auction. Today, in addition to the Lion’s Club, the event now has eight sponsors, including: American Legion Post #337, Tri-County Optimists, Knights of Columbus, Pulaski AmVets, Pulaski FFA Alumni and FFA, Pulaski Tri-County Firefighters and VFW. Members of the Pulaski Tri-County fire department, for example, take time to set up the parade, which often brings in large crowds. The firefighters are not only responsible to control the crowd at the parade, but also the intersections due to the traffic. Because of the event’s advertising efforts, as well as increased sponsorship, the event now brings thousands of people to the Pulaski area and has increased from a single day of dancing to a four-day celebration of events and activities, such as the Polka Trot

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Polka fans, which often come to Pulaski from around the country, enjoy dancing at the Polka Day celebration during July 2011.

Village approves pavilion building plan

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The Pulaski Village Board, the Committee of the Whole and the village’s Planning and Zoning committee recently approved building plans for a community pavilion to be built at the Pulaski Community Park near the Pulaski Polka Grounds on East Pulaski Street. Funds for the building construction are being donated by Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439. Members of the Knights of Columbus (KC) have raised more than $75,000, and approved an additional $40,000 donation from the organization’s coffers, to build the pavilion, which will be available for rental by community members for numerous events. While the KC are donating the funds, the pavilion will be owned and maintained by the village. Income generated by building rental will also be kept by the village. This will be the first time a community pavilion will be available at the park, which

currently hosts youth athletic games and boasts walking and running trails. The village hopes the pavilion will allow the park to expand, possibly including a campground for residents and visitors. The building will be more than 100 feet long and will be almost completely enclosed, allowing it to be used regardless of inclement weather. The building will not include heat, preventing it from being rented during the winter months. Currently, building plans do not include bathrooms. However, the KC hope to spearhead a fundraising effort to raise $56,000 to cover the cost of the bathrooms. The fundraiser is expected to begin in the coming weeks, as members of the KC presented Committee of the Whole members with sponsorship papers at the committee’s meeting on June 25.

While both the Village Board and Planning and Zoning committees approved the structural plans for the building, the exact location building remains in question. At their June meeting, members of the Village Board approved a plan that would place the building in the northwest corner of the Pulaski Community Park, near the entrance of the Pulaski Polka Grounds, with a eastwest orientation. However, members of the Committee of the Whole and the Planning and Zoning committee, including Village President Reed Woodward, made a recommendation to Village Board members that they building be moved to the northeast corner of the park with a northern facing orientation. The board is expected to take on the issue at their July meeting.

The Village of Pulaski recently approved building plans for a new park pavilion building, which is set to be constructed at the Pulaski Community Park near the Pulaski Polka Days polka grounds site on East Pulaski Street. The village’s Knights of Columbus organization is donating funds for the building, although a fundraiser to include bathrooms in the building plan is set to get underway in a few weeks.

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P-News Point of View Packers defense to improve team

by Jaysie Noeldner and Kalli Seglund Despite the Packers unexpected loss against the New York Giants during the second round of the playoffs, the team dominated throughout the regular season, with a team record of 15-1. Still, the team’s defensive performed short all year and was not able to hold the Giants offense in order to win the NFC and proceed to the Super Bowl. Luckily, the team’s 2012 draft picks were stacked with defensive players: Nick Perry (DE/OLB), Jerel Worthy (DT), Casey Hayward (CB), Mike Daniels (DT), Jerron McMillian (S) and Terrell Manning (ILB). With these additional defenders, (hopefully) the Packers will be able to prevent touchdowns. Perry played at USC and finished with 103 tackles and 21 sacks. According to Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Perry has explosive ability due to his size and speed. Worthy attended Michigan State and finished with 107 tackles and the Packers see his future as a five-technique defensive end. Hayward, not only can tackle, but is known for his keen ability to read and break plays. He broke Vanderbilt’s school record with 46 career passes defended. Daniels played for Iowa and had seven sacks during his senior season. According to previous interviews Daniels has said, his overall passion for the game of football has been the major driving force throughout his career.

McMillian finished with 229 tackles and nine interceptions and played as a safety for Maine. Manning played for N.C. State and finished with 193 tackles. He does whatever it takes to get the job done for a victory. Luckily, the Packers offense was the strong key throughout the season last year. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished with 45 passing touchdowns for 4,643 yards. Rodgers could not have achieved such great numbers without the help from his receivers like Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Donald Driver. With someone always being open, the Packers offense could not be stopped. Although, the Packers lack a running game on the offensive line which also prevented the team from making it to the Super Bowl. While the Packers season ended in disappointment last year, this season looks more promising with the new faces. The team’s General Manager Ted Thompson realized the team’s faults, especially with the defense, and he worked to improve it. The majority of their draft picks are defensive players which will contribute to an improved season and hopefully another Super Bowl win. With the team’s new draft picks, along with a strong returning offense, Packer fans should get ready for an exciting 2013 season.

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Recognizing Your Value

Letter to the Editor Dear “Grave Robber,” You know who you are! I cannot understand how someone could do something so low as to steal from a grave. A few days ago, I went to the ABVM cemetery to visit my husbands grave when I noticed a solar-powered cardinal his daughter put on this grave was stolen. My husband loved to watch the pair of cardinals that made our neighborhood their home. So as a remembrance his daughter put this cardinal on his grave. Can you really enjoy looking at this decoration that you stole from his grave? This is a criminal and sick thing to do. Sincerely, Sad Wife

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Community CHIEF’S Corner

May Police Reports Reports Generated: 5/15-5-30 05/15/2012 8:49 p.m. – Assist – Agency – EMS – Alchris Court 05/16/2012 7:56 a.m. – Assist – Agency – S. St. Augustine Street 05/16/2012 10:00 a.m. – Assist – Citizen – S. St. Augustine Street 05/16/2012 1:00 p.m. – Issue Worthless Checks – S. St. Augustine Street 05/16/2012 9:53 p.m. – Traffic Warning – CTH B 05/16/2012 10:09 p.m. – Traffic Warning – CTH B 05/16/2012 11:30 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 5/17/2012 3:03 a.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – Nancy Lane 05/17/2012 1:03 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Derby Lane 05/17/2012 6:41 a.m. – Assist – Agency – EMS – E. Glenbrook Drive 05/17/2012 12:51 p.m. – Criminal – Law Violation – Karcz Drive 05/17/2012 6:26 p.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – Blue Heron Drive 05/17/2012 7:37 p.m. – Animal – Other – First Street 05/17/2012 10:10 p.m. – Welfare Check – E. Pulaski Street 05/17/2012 11:30 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/18/2012 2:08 a.m. – Assist – Agency – EMS - S. St. Augustine Street 05/18/2012 2:29 a.m. – Traffic – Other – S. Wisconsin Street 05/18/2012 10:21 a.m. – Assist – Agency – Corporate Way 05/18/2012 12:45 p.m. – Traffic Warning – Main Street 05/18/2012 3:57 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Camelot Park 05/18/2012 11:10 p.m. – Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine Street 05/19/2012 12:20 p.m.– Assist – Citizen – W. Pulaski Street 05/20/2012 6:25 a.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – Nancy Lane 05/20/2012 4:23 p.m. - Assist – Citizen – Park Street 05/19/2012 7:25 p.m. – Theft – Retail – CTH B 05/20/2012 12:34 a.m. – Traffic Warning – E. Glenbrook Drive 05/20/2012 6:30 p.m. – Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 05/20/2012 8:00 p.m. – Traffic Citation – S. Wisconsin Street 05/20/2012 9:03 p.m. – Traffic Citation – S. Wisconsin Street 05/21/2012 4:25 a.m. – Traffic Citation – E. Cedar Street 05/21/2012 2:30 p.m. – 911 Calls – Steno Trail 05/21/2012 4:17 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Steno Trail 05/21/2012 1:30 p.m. – Theft – Other – S. Wisconsin Street 05/21/2012 8:17 p.m. – Traffic Warning – E. Pulaski Street 05/21/2012 11:00 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/22/2012 7:30 a.m. – Animal – Other – Lincoln Street 05/22/2012 2:33 p.m. – Exceeding Speed Zones – CTH B 05/22/2012 2:50 p.m. – Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle – S. St. Augustine Street 05/22/2012 8:55 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Steno Trail

05/22/2012 10:47 p.m. – Traffic Warning – CTH B 05/22/20012 11:00 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/23/2012 12:27 a.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – S. St. Augustine Street 05/23/2012 3:52 a.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Pine Street 05/23/2012 12:03 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Steno Trail 05/23/2012 5:37 p.m. – Traffic Accident – S. Wisconsin Street 05/21/2012 1:00 p.m. – Smoking in Educational Facility – S. St. Augustine Street 05/24/2012 7:30 a.m. – Traffic – Control – S. St. Augustine Street 05/24/2012 11:40 a.m. – Assist – Citizen – Karcz Drive 05/24/2012 12:55 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – E. Green Bay Street 05/24/2012 3:45 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – S. St. Augustine Street 05/24/2012 4:11 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Nancy Lane 05/25/2012 12:36 a.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – W. Green Bay Street 05/25/2012 2:37 a.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/25/2012 5:23 a.m. – Exceeding Speed Zones – STH 32 HWY 05/17/2012 9:04 a.m. – Traffic Warning – W. Glenbrook Drive 05/17/2012 7:07 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 05/22/2012 2:18 p.m. – Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 05/22/2012 12:37 p.m. – Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 05/22/2012 3:35 p.m. – Traffic Warning – Crest Drive 05/25/2012 9:45 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/26/2012 12:05 a.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – N. St. Augustine Street 05/26/2012 9:15 a.m. – Fraud – Carol Lane 05/25/2012 11:49 a.m. – Criminal Damage – Front Street 05/26/2012 6:28 p.m. – Other – S. Wisconsin Street 05/26/2012 9:18 p.m. – Child Custody Problem – Camelot Park 05/27/2012 8:55 a.m. – Child Custody Problem – Park Street 05/27/2012 12:30 p.m. – Child Custody Problem – S. St. Augustine Street 05/27/2012 4:24 p.m. – Theft – Camelot Park 05/28/2012 2:30 a.m. – Assist – Agency – S. St. Augustine Street 05/28/2012 3:30 a.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 05/28/2012 2:13 p.m. – Traffic Accident – Rosemary Drive 05/28/2012 3:55 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – CTH B 05/28/2012 4:53 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Blue Heron Drive 05/28/20 12:58 p.m. – Disorderly Conduct – Steno Trail 05/28/2012 11:17 p.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – W. Pulaski Street 05/29/2012 5:30 p.m. – Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 05/29/2012 6:31 p.m. – Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 05/29/2012 6:39 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Fourth Avenue 05/29/2012 7:11 p.m. – Other – Nancy Lane

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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Senior center announcements FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, July 10 and July 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, July 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. July’s book is Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. PATRIOTIC PARTY on Thursday, July 12 at Pulaski Senior Center at 11:30. Lunch is lasagna, breadstick, Ca blend vegetables, pears and Jell-o served at 11:30 with entertainment by Roger’s Polka Party starting at 12:30. Cost is $3.50 suggested donation for lunch and $1.00 for the party. Reservations due by Tuesday, July 10. Call 822-8100. MIELKE THEATRE “Little Shop of Horrors” on Sunday, July 15. We will leave from the Pulaski Library parking lot at 12:45 for the 2:00 show. Dutch-treat dinner after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $15.00. Reservations due by July 6. SEYMOUR CONCERT on Wednesday, July 18. We will leave at 4:30 and eat dinner at McDonald’s in Seymour. Dress for the weather and bring your own lawn chair. Cost is $3.00 for transportation. Call 8228100 to make your reservation. LUNCH & BINGO on Friday, July 20 at the ADRC in Green Bay. We leave from the Pulaski Senior Center at 10:45 and return about 3:00. Lunch is chili, broccoli, banana, biscuit and chocolate chip cookies. Cost is $3.50 suggested donation for lunch. Call 822-8100 to reserve your place. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, July 23 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15. The movie for July is “27 Dresses”. Snacks served. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SENIOR? on Thursday, July 26 at 12:30 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Stay for lunch beforehand – golden rusted cod, potatoes, peas, dinner roll and rice krispie bar. Call 822-8100 to make your 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 8228100. 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 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by MCL and 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 8228100 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 June 29 – July 13. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. 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, June 29 – cheeseburger on a bun Monday, July 2 – seasoned chicken breast Tuesday, July 3 – cream of potato soup w/ turkey sandwich Wednesday, July 4 – CLOSED Thursday, July 5 – Salisbury steak Friday, July 6 – baked chicken Monday, July 9 – sloppy joe on a bun Tuesday, July 10 – roast turkey w/ gravy Wednesday, July 11 – chicken stir fry Thursday, July 12 – meat lasagna Friday, June 13 – hamburger on a bun

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Stone Barn announces contest winners

submitted by Kris Kolkowski The Town of Chase would like to thank all the students at Sunnyside Elementary School that participated in the 1903 Chase Stone Barn Coloring Contest. All the pictures are currently being displayed at the Chase Town Hall. The winners of the contest were: kindergarten winner Tia Padgett; first grade winner Megan DeBouche; second grade winner Olivia Shelly; third grade winner Lily Ann Tomashek; fourth grade winner Kayla Reed and fifth grade winner Katie Christiansen. The winners will receive a custom embroidered stone barn t-shirt that can be picked up at the Chase Picnic on Saturday, June 30. The picnic begins at 3:00 p.m. For more information about the Chase Stone Barn and Chase Picnic, please visit the town website at www.townofchase.org, or search Chase Stone Barn on Facebook.

ABVM to hold Holy hour Assumption B.V.M. Church will continue its 125th birthday celebration with a Holy Hour in Thanksgiving on July 15. Bishop Banks will be officiating. The event will take place in the side chapel at the church from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. A social will follow in St. Francis Hall.

Pulaski News rates to increase In an effort to help offset recent budget cuts, Pulaski News will be raising its advertising and subscription rates as of July 1, 2012. Advertising rates will be increased by 10 percent, while subscription rates will be raised by $2.00 and $1.00 respectively. Subscription rates will increase from $22 to $25 a year, for subscribers under age 62, while the senior citizen rates will increase from $19 to $20 a year. Pulaski News will also end it’s school year only subscription for all subscribers except college students. Advertisers will still be able to take advantage of contract rates, which offer a 10 percent discount for all businesses that run ads in at least one issue a month, while subscribers will still be able to take advantage of the discounted subscription coupons offered by the paper throughout the year. For more information about the rate increase, please call Pulaski News at (920) 8226800 or email us at pulaskinews@pulaskischools.org.


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Community Band Concert at 6:30pm in Shippy Park

PACE’s Week in the Park 8am-3:30pm @ Memorial Park

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PACE’s Week in the Park 8am-3:30pm @ Memorial Park Street Market 4-7pm

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Packers youth Football Outreach Camp 1:30-3:30pm grades 2-5 (2012-13 school year)

Street Market 4-7pm

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Polka Days Parade 11:00 am PACE Summer School Term 3 begins

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Independence Day

PACE’s Week in the Park 8am-3:30pm @ Memorial Park

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School Board Meeting @ 6:00pm in PHS Library

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School Board Meeting @ 6:00pm in PHS Library

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Green Bay Greats girls basketball camp 9am-12pm @PHS

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Red Raider Booster Club Golf Outing @ Thornberry Creek Golf Course 1:30 pm

Green Bay Greats girls basketball camp 9am-12pm @PHS

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21 Polka Trot 5K @8am Kids’ run @ 9:30 am

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Green Bay Greats girls basketball camp 9am-12pm @PHS

31 Street Market 4-7pm

Check online for more events/submit an event at www.positivelypulaski.org


Thursday, June 28, 2012 Pulaski News

Local family affected by barn fire by Kalli Seglund A devastating fire struck the farm owned by Brian and Nancy Rehn on Saturday, June 9. The Rehn’s lost five calves, three goats, several barn cats and thirty chickens. The barn is a total loss and the Rehns plan to rebuild before Christmas. The land was not affected; therefore, the Rehns will build in the same spot. Friends, family and neighbors helped the family by moving their cattle after the fire. They also helped the Rehns milk their cows for a few days. “We are just taking it one day at a time,” said Nancy Rehn.

The Rehns are currently filling out paperwork for insurance and also have their calves at a neighbors house. The Rehns would like to thank the Green Valley Morgan Fire Department, anyone that brought food and water while the firefighters were there, those who helped haul the cattle and milk, anybody who is keeping the family in their thoughts and prayers, Darryl Mathew for letting the family use his facilities and Tim Bulger for letting the family keep the cows at his house. A fire relief fund has been established for the family at North Shore Bank in Pulaski as well, to help the family get back on their feet.

Glenbrook student donates birthday gifts

Brandenburg stands with the donations collected at her birthday party.

Brylie Brandenburg, a nineyear old, fifth grade student at Glenbrook, recently celebrated her birthday in a unique way that benefitted the entire community.   For the past five years, Brandenburg had shared her birthday celebration with her five year old sister with a party in early July. Usually, the birthdays were celebrated with gatherings of close family members and friends. In May, however, Brandenburg approached her mom and asked if she could have her own party with her friends from school instead. Unlike most children, however, Brendenburg’s birthday party came with a twist: rather than keeping the presents for herself, she told her parents that she wanted to donate her birthday presents to homeless children instead.

According to her mom, Brenda, the family contacted the Freedom House in Green Bay, and was told that, with more than 20 children in the program, the gifts would gladly be accepted. After the details were arranged, Brylie invited 18 of her friends to her pool party. On the invite, she wrote: “ In lieu of gifts for herself (Brylie), we ask that you bring any kids toys for all ages/gender or diapers, toiletries, personal care or household items.” At the end of the party, the family had collected a generous amount of toys as well as hygiene products for those in need at the Freedom House. “Giving back never felt so good,” Brylie said, as she sorted the gifts. On June 9, Brylie presented her gifts to the Freedom House.

Hand of Hope hosts Hike for Hope 5K by Kalli Seglund Hand of Hope held their first ever 5K walkathon; Take a “Hike For Hope,” on Saturday, June 16, on the Mountain Bay Trail in Pulaski. According to Karen Galske, President/ Executive Director of Hand of Hope, this organization provides programs to help people identify root issues in their lives that have become barriers to their success. The organization offers classes ranging from marriage/ family and emotional healing to financial, while the services and areas of focus range from case management to dealing with many types of abuse. “This changes the way they think which changes the way they behave. Thus, the healing process begins, hope is renewed, and lives are changed,” said Galske. The walk began at 9:00 a.m, and people were awarded prizes by categories for the person that raised the most money for Hand of Hope. Overall, the participants raised $5,000. The funds will be used for the organization’s restoration home and to keep its programs running.

“It was nice to see the community come together to help us to help others,” said Galske. Those not involved in the walk spent their time at the silent auction, where auction items included a signed football donated by the Green Bay Packers, homemade quilts, AmericInn Pool Party and more. Because of the success of this year’s event, Hand of Hope already has a date set to begin planning the 2nd Annual Walkathon, and plans to discuss improvements and changes as well. Hand of Hope would like to thank Tammy Papineau, Larry and Sue Chaplain, Bay Tek Games Inc., YMCA, Press Pass Ink, MCL Industries, Inc., Prevea Health, Dairy Queen-Pulaski, R & K Equipment Sales and Service, Corey Steiner Photography, Green Bay Packers, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Pulaski Veterinary Clinic Ltd., Merrill Lynch, Jen’s Knaughty Pine, Bel Gioioso Cheese, Premier Community Bank, Festival Foods, Wally’s Spot Supper Club, Meridian Salon,

Krumrai Chiropractic, Remember When Trends & Traditions, Kopke Auto Salvage, Schroeder’s Flower, SLS Construction, Crystal Coffee Café & Beanery, Wal-Mart, Mary Kay- Aimee Hanson, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts, Carrot Tree Coffee & Gifts, Super Ron’s Food Center, Pulaski Shell, and River City Ice. The organization would also like to thank this year’s

winners: Mary Gohr and Family who won a Tundra Lodge Stay; Mike VandenHeuvel who won a Nook Color with Wi-Fi; Jackie Ronk who also won a Nook Color with Wi-FI; and Garnet Baillie who won a girls bike. If you would like to be part of Hand of Hope events team for the walkathon or other future events, call the organization at 920-662-HOPE or visit reachingthehandofhope.com.

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Boy Scout troop earns top award

submitted by Jacob Brant Boy Scout Troop 1477, representing Pulaski and Howard, recently received the 2011 Journey to Excellence award, earning it the distinction of one of the top Boy Scout troops in the area. The award is part of a Troop Performance Recognition Program that honors those troops that complete an above average job in a variety of areas. Some of those areas include the percentage of scouts earning rank advancement, the amount of trained adult leadership, long and short term camping and how many service projects the troop is involved in. There are three levels of the award, Bronze, Silver and Gold, based on a point system. Troop 1477 earned the gold award. “Earning the Journey to Excellence Award is rewarding and an honor,” Troop 1477 Senior Patrol Leader Logan Knoll said. “It magnifies how imperative it is for a troop to carry out operations in an efficient manner.” Steve Sorenson, an adult member of the troop committee, echoed similar comments, adding that winning the gold award says a lot about the troops’ collective character. Earning this award is not the end for Troop 1477, and the scouts plan to use the award to serve as a motivator for the scouts and adults to try to make sure the same level of standards are met or exceeded in the future.

Miss Polka Days contestants sought Organizers of the Miss Pulaski Polka Days contest are seeking additionally contestants for the annual pageant. The contest is open to young women, ages 12-19. In order to participate in the event, contestants must fill out a questionnaire about themselves which is then submitted to the judges. On July 18, the day before the Polka Day festival kicks off with “Buck Night,” contestants also go through an interview process with the judges. Miss Polka Day winners will be announced during Buck Night, on Thursday, July 19, at 6:00 p.m. If interested in competing, contact Geri Kuczer at (920) 676-0197.


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Alice in Dairyland visits Hobart ice cream social by Jaysie Noeldner On June 20, Hobart welcomed Alice in Dairyland to Four Seasons park as part of the village’s Fourth Annual Village-wide ice cream social. At the event, all residents received free ice cream as well as the opportunity to socialize with their fellow neighbors, county firefighters and county police. Children were able to play on the park and indirectly learn about agriculture from Alice in Dairyland. In addition to socializing, the event also focused on showcasing the importance, and success, of Wisconsin’s dairy and agriculture industry. Alice in Dairyland, Ripp, played an important part in educating the residents about this message. Ripp was named Alice in Dairyland at the end of May. She will now spend the next year traveling to events around

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the United States (covering an average of 40,000 miles), like those in Hobart, promoting Wisconsin’s Dairy products, which generates $26 billion for the state. Ripp is a long time Wisconsin resident from Lodi, where she grew up on a farm and has been part of dairy farming for as long as she can remember. Her main goal as “Alice” is to spread the importance of connecting the consumer to the product and to teach them that food does not come from the grocery store. But rather, that food comes from a farm and then it goes through many processes to end up on a family’s table. “It’s important to support your local producers because you aren’t just supporting them, you are supporting our economy, and also our Wisconsin way of life,” said Ripp.

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Children play outside on the park equipment at Hobart’s Village-wide ice cream social. The event featured free ice cream for all residents and also had an appearance by Alice by Dairyland.

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wrestling event, craft festival and a parade. While this increased activity is beneficial for Pulaski’s economic and business community, the ever increasing crowds can sometimes create problems for the Pulaski Police Department. “All these events are great opportunities to showcase our community, but they all create unique challenges for the police department,” said Pulaski Police Chief Randal Dunford. In order to deal with the crowd, the Pulaski Police Department has six full-time officers and eight part-time officers working throughout the weekend’s events. There are also four squads that patrol and answer calls for service and enforce traffic violations to help deter dangerous driving. Finally, four officers   are assigned to bike patrol and two

officers assigned to Polka Grounds to control the crowd. “The officers of the Pulaski Police Department are here to ensure the safety of everyone that comes to our great Village to enjoy the event,” said Dunford. Dunford also added officers in plain clothes to seek out those who are using the event to partake in criminal activity, such as using or selling illegal drugs. Upon the completion of the event, Polka Day’s eight sponsors receive funds, which are then returned to the greater Pulaski community through projects. According to Harold Otto, Chairman of Pulaski Polka Days, previously sponsors have used their earnings to remodel the Pulaski Library, buy new equipment for the Pulaski TriCounty Firefighters and update the Pulaski Polka Grounds.

Pulaski Street Market kicks off by Kalli Seglund he Pulaski Street Market T officially kicked-off on Tuesday, June 12, and will be held throughout the summer. The event is held every Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and is located on St. Augustine St. While last year’s market featured only 16 vendors, this year the number of vendors increased to 22. According to Amanda Markiewicz, owner of A Piece of Our Mind and organizer for the market, at least eight new vendors will join the Pulaski Street Market in the upcoming weeks. The items sold at the market range from artwork to preserves, and, each week, more fresh fruit is offered such as peaches, mushrooms and radishes. Fresh cut flowers are also sold as well. Musical acts from throughout the area are also on hand to bring something extra to the event. “Bring the family down to the market and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, supper, and dessert, while getting your fresh goods for the week,” said Markiewicz. Besides being a great place to pick up fresh-made goodies, the street market also offers economic benefits for the community. According to Gloria Morgan, coordinator of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce, the market provides an opportunity to bring new people into the community. “The market is located on St. Augustine St. which is appreciated because the street is safer and has good exposure to the local businesses,” said Morgan. For more information, including updated information about the entertainment acts throughout the summer, visit pulaskistreetmarket.weebly. com.


School Updates

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~Mark Twain

2012-2013 Board of Education meetings scheduled

PCSD Board of Education meeting minutes

CALL TO ORDER: Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL: Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, , Bob Skalitzky, Chris Vandenhouten and Mark Wernicke (6:20pm). Board members absent: Brian Vanden Heuvel Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Lisa Misco, Amy Uelmen, John Matczak, Dan Slowey, Dexter McNabb, Jerad Marsh, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Bec Kane, Nicole Borley Guests attending: Pete Liss, Patty Wasielewski, Tom Krause, Tina Caelwarts, Beth Babik, Teresa Wargo, Paula Millikin, Deb Schneider CITIZENS’ FORUM: None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. BOARD REPORT: Trina Townsend thanked Darlene Godfrey for her years of service to the district. She will be retiring in July 2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: None 3. PAY BILLS: McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES: Skalitzky moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on May 16, 2012 and the Executive Session Meeting held on May 23, 2012. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT: Contracts: Amy

Albers, Replacement, Grade 6 Teacher PCMS, $37,902; Mike Berken, Replacement , Math Teacher, PHS, $17,539, (.344 FTE – Limitedterm); Glenn Blohowiak, Replacement, English Teacher, PHS, $27,805, (.516 FTE – Limited-term), LeLony Michlig-Radtke Replacement , Learning Support, Lannoye, $26,094, (.50 FTE – Limited-term). Skalitzky moved McKeefry seconded to approve the contracts as presented. 4 voting aye, 1 voting nay (Denzer), motion carried. 6. 2012-2013 BUDGET: Pam Kercheval presented the first draft of the proposed 20122013 budget. This can be found on the website. 7. EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: (Wernicke arrived during discussion) Bec Kane presented draft 6 of the Employment Provisions Handbook that was discussed at last night’s handbook committee. 8. CLOSED SESSION: Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c&e) to discuss PEA grievances, employee discipline matter and administrator contracts. ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACTS (Denzer left at 8:40pm): Wernicke moved Skalitzky seconded to approve the administrative contract of Brian Matz at Middle School Associate Principal/Activities Director for $72,500 as presented.5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Wernicke moved McKeefry seconded to approve the administrative contract of Thomas Krause as Assistant Director of Professional Growth for $70,000 as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 9. ADJOURNMENT: Vandenhouten moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:10 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

Glenrbook Dean of Students Nichole Disterhaft helps load items into a car at the Glenrbook rummage sale. The money from the sale will be used to purchase new, updated items for students.

Glenbrook holds rummage sale by Teri Lewins Glenbrook Elementary held a garage sale on Wednesday, June 13. During the school, the sale put numerous items up for sale, such as school supplies, toys, chairs, desks, tables, shelves/storage space, coloring materials and more. “We are trying to get rid of some of the things the kids

just don’t use anymore,” said Nichole Disterhaft. Disterhaft organized the rummage sale, and is also Glenbrook’s Dean of Students. “All of the money we earn will be put towards the children’s schooling, so that the kids next year can have safer and newer materials to use,” said Disterhaft.

PHS students visit Costa Rica

Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education

The Pulaski Community School District Board of Education recently set its meetings for 2012-2013 school year: All of the meetings will start at 6:00 p.m. and meet in the Pulaski High School Library located at 1040 S. St. Augustine St. unless otherwise stated. The board will meet on the following dates: Wednesday, July 11 Wednesday, July 18 Wednesday, August 1 Wednesday, August 15 Wednesday, September 5 Wednesday, September 19 (Annual meeting) Wednesday, October 3 Wednesday, October 17 Wednesday, November 7 Wednesday, November 21 Wednesday, December 5 Wednesday, December 19 Wednesday, January 2, Wednesday, January 16, Wednesday, February 6 Wednesday, February 20 Wednesday, March 6 Wednesday, March 20 Wednesday, April 3 Wednesday, April 17 Wednesday, May 1 Wednesday, May 15 Wednesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 19 More information about the PCSD Board of Education meetings, including agendas, supplemental materials and videos of previous meetings, can be found on the district’s website: www.pulaskischools. org. Summaries of select meetings can also be found on the district blog: www.pulaskischools.org/blog. Any person wishing to attend who requires special accommodation because of a disability should contact the Administration Office at 8226000 by 4:00 p.m. at least two business days prior to the meeting so that arrangements can be made.

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by Jordan Stiede From June 9 through June 18, 42 students and chaperones from Pulaski High School and Shawano Community High School traveled to Costa Rica on a language immersion trip. They traveled through the Interact program and the students stayed with host families during the trip in the town of La Guácima. Each night, after their daily activities, the students arrived at their host family’s house around 6:00 p.m. to have dinner while talking to their family in Spanish. Some of the members of the families knew English, but many of the families only knew how to speak Spanish giving the students the opportunity to improve their language skills. “The families were patient and they tried to help you understand what they were saying,” said student Alison Blackford. “It was really fun talking to them and getting to know them even through the language barrier.”

The chaperones stayed at El Rancho, which is the site of the immersion school the students attended during their trip. At El Rancho the students and chaperones had classes for five days of the trip. The kids were divided by Spanish ability

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Students pose at the El Rancho school, where they attended a language immersion school during their time in Costa Rica. They also took dancing and cooking classes at El Rancho as well.

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Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice

Girls in the Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice class learn about being unique and staying true to themselves.

Nuts for Nature

Adventures in Hogwarts

First through third graders in the Nuts for Nature class learn about rocks and minerals as part of the class.

Student in the Adventures in Hogwarts class, inspired by Harry Potter, play with their handmade magic wands.

Teacher Sue Hancock reads a nature story to her Nuts for Nature course.

Students in Adventures in Hogwarts play the popular wizarding sport Quidditch.

Getting ready for kindergarten

Students learn the skills necessary for success in kindergarten as part of this class held at Glenbrook Elementary throughout the summer.


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Archery

Cars, Cars, Cars

Students learn the basics of the sport during the Archery class.

Students in the Cars, Cars Cars class play with a variety of model cars during the course.

Guitar Lessons

Students learn the basics of the guitar at the guitar lesson class.

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Crafty Kids

First and second graders enjoy making art projects in the Crafty Kids summer school class.


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Raider visits speedway

Pulaski High School police dog RAIDER visited the Shawano Speedway Kids Club on June 2.

Sunnyside artwork celebrated in state capitol Sunnyside students Josie Steeno and Casey Lambert had their artwork on display at the 2012 Wisconsin Youth Art Month Show held in Madison. Sunnyside art teacher Jessica Rosenberg selected these students’ artwork to represent the school in the Northeast Regional Show at the University of Wisconsin- Sheboygan in February. From there, the students’ artwork was selected to be showcased in Madison during Youth Art Month in March. The 2012 Wisconsin Youth Art Month Show was held in the Rotunda at the State Capitol. From March 18 until March 30. At the show, Steeno, a Sunnyside kindergartner, had a rocket ship painting on

display while Lambert, a Sunnyside fifth grader, had a leaf printmaking project on display. On March 30, a closing ceremony was held in which students and their families could attend. Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach spoke about how wonderful the arts are in Wisconsin schools. Ken Soliva from the Trek Bicycle Corporation also spoke telling students about how the arts can prepare them for their future careers. These students’ artworks were chosen from hundreds of other works of arts throughout the state of Wisconsin to be displayed in Madison. Pulaski is very proud of the accomplishments of Steeno and Lambert.

Costa Rica/cont. levels, and they learned about the Spanish language and the culture of Costa Rica. In addition, the students took Latino dancing and cooking classes at El Rancho. Students prepared tortillas from scratch and then made a typical dish called “picadillo de chayote”. Throughout the trip, the participants also traveled around Costa Rica sightseeing and doing different activities in the country. On the first day of the trip, the students received an interactive tour of Café Britt, a coffee company. Students learned about the coffee production process, all the way from plant to cup and they sampled various types of coffee and chocolates. The next day, the students traveled to a cloud forest near the Poás Volcano for a Canopy Tour. During the tour they went zip-lining over the rainforest on a 600 meter zip line that reached speeds of 45 mph. Then, the students went to an orphanage for adolescent mothers and their babies called “Posada de Belén”. The orphanage is both a home for the mothers and their babies; and it offers vocational programs to help the mothers become independent. The trip members had the chance to play with the babies and children before eating a firewood pizza lunch

in the restaurant that is run by the mothers. As part of the trip, the students traveled to Baldí Hot Springs, where the they swam in 24 different pools with various temperature ranges. They experienced the Arenal Volcano up close. In addition, the guests also visited Tortuga Island, a very popular place for tourists in Costa Rica. Everyone took an hour and a half ride on the catamaran boat in Puntarenas to the island as they received complimentary drinks and fruits on the boat. Once on the island, they went swimming, banana boating and snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean. “My favorite part of the trip was snorkeling,” said student Anna Paradies. “It was amazing to see all the unexplainable colors of the different fish.” On the last day of the trip, the participants went to Pozo Azul to whitewater raft in the Sarapiquí River. They rafted in the degree three rapids, and halfway through the journey they got to jump off a 15 foot rock into the water. “It was very enlightening and a great experience,” said Paradies. “From playing with the kids in my neighborhood to exploring the beautiful land of Costa Rica.I loved it.”

Student wins art contest Sunnyside student Casey Lambert traveled to Madison to view his artwork.

Sunnyside student Josie Steeno’s artwork, featuring a rocket ship, was on display in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Sunnyside student Logan Kobus, who will be in fourth grade next fall, was recently name the winner of the Premier Bank Art Contest “What I Value About My Family.” For this contest, Kobus created an amazing football drawing with the phrase, “I like to go to the football games with my family.” With over 795 entries  from  14 different schools, Kobus’ artwork was selected to be one of ten finalists by the members of the Premier Bank. From there,

the public could vote online to select the three winners. Those three winners selected would have their choice of an iPod Nano, a Nintendo DS, or Marcus Movie Passes. The Premier Bank Contest “What I Value About My Family” had 8,140 votes submitted. Of all of these submissions, Kobus’ artwork was one of the three that received the most votes---an unbelievable 1,325 votes. As a result of the votes, Kobus is now the owner of a new iPod Nano. Sunnyside is so proud of Kobus.

PHS students take part in summer gym classes by Kalli Seglund Pulaski High School students have the opportunity to participate in summer school physical education class taught by Dennis Bogacz, Kare Goodness and Leann Arbour. There are currently 80 students enrolled in the class, which is divided into three separate sections. The class is held Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The three classes rotate every 45 minutes and focus on traditional physical education course work as well as other games and workouts. Activities include volleyball, basketball and kickball as well weight lifting and classroom work highlighting ways to stay healthy. “Students take part of their summer to take this class, which makes them more motivated to participate and come with great focus everyday,” said Bogacz. According to Jeff Waggoner, guidance counselor at PHS, this class has the immediate benefit for students to exercise in summer while receiving credit for it. This is the second year the school has offered the option, and saw the numbers increase this summer. “This also opens students schedules to enroll in other elective classes whether it be a Family and Consumer Science class or a Tech Ed class,” said Waggoner. The class also helps to keep students in somewhat of a “school routine” during the summer months and also gives them the opportunity to socialize with their friends and classmates.


Sports

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.” ~Anonymous

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PCSD athletes participate in BABR

Hofa Park Panther Profile

Name: AJ Crooks Age: 30 Family: mother Julie, father Mike, brothers Dave, Aaron, Matt, sister Abby Years with Hofa Park: 12 Playing career: Pulaski High School 2000 grad Your mentor growing up: My mother was always there for me at all my games growing up and she worked extra hard to get me my gloves and bats so I could play ball. Why do you like playing baseball: I have been playing for 25 years and hope to be playing for 25 more! What made you choose to play with Hofa Park: Coach Krumrai called and asked me to play and I really liked the guys. I have continued to play because I loved it so much and still do. What do you enjoy most about playing for Hofa Park: I love being around

the guys and we truly are a family. I also enjoy watching the young players develop and hoping I can help along the way. What is your favorite Hofa Park memory: Winning the MVP award in the only Hofa Park Invitational tournament was a great memory.  I think the best memories are yet to come and I am looking forward to competing for the league championship. Coach’s Comments: AJ is a great team player and is happy for all the guys when they do well. He can give us quality innings when he is needed in our rotation. He is there for every game and is an extra coach in the dugout. I rely on him for many of the tough decisions I have to make during the game. He is very knowledgeable about the game of baseball and the strategies involved in the game.

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PCMS bowler competes at state On May 5, the Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club held its state tournament at Ashwaubenon Bowling Lanes.  Travis Boulanger, who competes on the Pulaski Community Middle School Bowling team, was awarded second place in the Boys Singles Division C with the help of his coach Ron Ross.  (Division C is for bowlers who bowl an average of 125 and under.) Boulanger bowled a three-game series of 405.

One of the holes on Pulaski’s frisbee golf course, located near the polka grounds.

Plans for frisbee golf team in the works by Teri Lewins Located just a few steps from the Pulaski Polka Grounds is one of Pulaski’s hidden treasures: the village’s frisbee golf course. Frisbee golf, sometimes called “frolfing,” is a flying disc game in which individuals throw a flying disc at a target. The object of the game is to make it through the course with the fewest number of throws. The course contains eighteen holes and is in moderate shape; but, according to PACE Director Mark Heck, it could use some work. Despite this, PACE, along with the Pulaski

Community School District, hopes to start a frisbee golf league in the coming months. The course will need to be redesigned before the new league Pulaski frisbee golf league will be able to stat it’s season. “Currently the village maintains it, but we are hoping to create a frisbee golf club that would like to take ownership and spruce up the course,” said Heck. Heck, along with Pulaski High School English teacher Steven Seamandel, hope to have details about the team finalized within the next month.

by Teri Lewins Build a Better Raider (BABR) is a summer program that offers Pulaski middle school and high school students, in grades six through twelve, the opportunity to enhance their physical and mental abilities, in an effort to keep the athletes in shape as they prepare for next year’s athletic seasons. The class is offered four times a day (two in the morning and two at night) from 6:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 am and then again from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Jerad Marsh, Athletic Director at Pulaski High School, is in charge of the program, and is encouraging all of the district’s athletes to take part in BABR. “Everyone should take advantage of this fun, summer opportunity. It builds athletes into stronger individuals not just physically but mentally as wall,” Marsh said. BABR is an explosive work out that establishes mental strength, physical endurance and fast foot work. Students participate in a variety of activities, including games, as well as weight lifting. The weight lifting includes Olympic lifting, bench pressing, dumbbell lifts, squats and sand bag work, during which the students weight lift while bags of sand rest on their shoulders, helping to improve upper body strength. According to students involved in the program, the variety of activities make the program especially enjoyable. “I like all of the people you get to meet, and all of the fun activities and games you get to play,” said Mariah Szymanski, a fourteen-year-old. Szymanski will be a high school freshman in September, and plays basketball and volleyball. The program has also been beneficial to the Pulaski Community Middle School athletes. “Build a better Raider helps me in being able to build up my strength to be better at everything I do,” said Andrew Kana, an eleven-year-old middle school student who plays football, baseball, basketball and swimming. “My favorite thing about Build a better Raider is playing games and doing weight lifting.”

All conference athlete

Jackie Challoner Track & Field 400m run


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Panthers win tournament, stay undefeated The Hofa Park Panthers defeated the Nichols Nitros on Monday June 11, by a score of 14-4 in five innings to open the Pulaski Red tournament. Jeff Luedke pitched the Panthers to victory throwing five innings, allowing seven hits and four runs while striking out three batters. Cody Haase and Kyle Kannenberg each hit two run home runs while Luke Zablocki added two RBIs to the victory. Hofa Park advanced to the second round to face the Bonduel Broncos and came away with a 10-1 victory. Kannenberg pitched the Panthers to victory, throwing all seven innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six. Hofa Park went ahead 5-1 in the bottom of the first with a big hit: a bases loaded double by Dylan Hunkins’ scoring three runs. Hofa Park went ahead 7-1 in the second inning on a two-run home run by Jeff Lajeunesse. Hofa Park had five players with two hits each in the contest. The Panthers then had to defend their tournament title from last year against the Pulaski Reds on Friday June 15, and came away with a 12-0 victory. Matt Zittlow pitched a no-hitter in the contest, as the only player to reach base safely was on an error in the third inning. Zittlow opened the scoring with a solo home run in the first, his first of his 15-year career with the Panthers and the team blew the game open with nine runs in the fourth and then added single runs in the fifth and sixth. Tyler Jacobson had two hits and two RBI in the game while Zittlow and

BJ Roffers each had two hits of their own. Kannenberg was named tournament MVP going 6-for-11 with seven RBIs in the tournament, while getting one victory on the mound. In Dairyland Action, the Panthers traveled to play the Pulaski Reds in Dairyland League action on Friday June 8, and came away with a 9-6 victory to put their record at 4-0. Dave Landers pitched the team to victory, throwing eight innings, allowing five runs with only one earned on six hits, three walks while striking out four. Hofa Park scored a singe run in the 2nd and three more in the third on a RBI double by Luke Zablocki and a RBI single by Rozmiarek and a two RBI single by Jaryd Callander. Pulaski went ahead 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth but Hofa Park answered with three in the sixth. Haase and Zac Peterson each singled and Jon Rupno hit a two run double. Ryan Rozmiarek then followed with a RBI single to make the score 7-5. The Panthers then added two runs in the eighth on a RBI triple by Tyler Jacobson and a RBI double by Jon Rupno. On Saturday, June 16, the Panthers defeated the Navarino Rangers in Hofa Park by a score of 8-7. Navarino was ahead 1-0 until the fifth inning, when the panthers scored four runs. Rupno hit a RBI fly ball and Doug Coe hit a two RBI double in the inning. Navarino added two runs in the seventh to make the score 4-3, but Hofa Park added another in the bottom of the seventh on another sacrifice fly by Rupno. The Panthers

then added 3 more runs in the 8th on RBI doubles by Roffers, Jacobson and Rupno. Navarino added four runs in the top of the ninth to make the score close, but Jacobson came in with two outs and the tying run on third and the go ahead run on second and proceeded to strike out the only hitter he faced. Finally, on Sunday, June 17, the Hofa Park Panthers held their 24th annual Old-Timer’s game at Krumrai Memorial Field in Hofa Park with the old guys coming away with a 8-0 victory, keeping in tact their perfect record. The old timer’s scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in each of the next two innings for the victory. The big hit of the day was Jay Robaidek’s two-run home run in the second inning. Participants included Ralph Rozmiarek, who was the oldest player at 76years-old, David Marcks, Dick Lajeunesse, Steve Golik, Pete Jacobson, Paul Rozmiarek, Jim Callander, Rich Hunkins, Joe Adamski, Mike Zablocki, Scott Gueller, Scott Peterson, Bob Adamski, Todd Herrmann, Frank Adamski, Clint Spejcher, Jay Robaidek, Kyle Spejcher, Preston Hunkins, Jeremy Berna, and Chandler Hunkins. Paul Rozmiarek and Rich Hunkins had two hits apiece to lead the old timers. The game is a great day of fun for all participants, but there definitely was something missing this year with the passing of Ron Kryger who was a regular at the game and who always had funny comments during the action to keep us laughing. “Be good Ron!”

Green Bay Greats Basketball Camp For girls entering 3rd through 8th grade

Featuring some of the greatest women basketball players from Wisconsin’s Premier Collegiate Program and UWGB Basketball alumni including: CHANDRA JOHNSON KAYLA TESCHLAG ERIN TEMPLIN KATI HARDY MARCY DIXON NATALIE BERGLIN MARY “KULENKAMP” SIMONSON Saturday mornings 9a.m.-12p.m. July 7, 21 and 28 Fred Kestly Field House at Pulaski High School, Pulaski, WI cost- $60 (if registered before July 1) $75 for registration after July 1 *cost includes camp T-shirt

House of Speed will also be on hand to help improve your athletic skills! Girls: don’t miss this opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the state’s best women basketball players! This is truly a great chance to improve your skills! Only the first 125 girl basketball players, in grades 3rd through 8th grade, will be accepted into the camp. For more information, contact Camp director Chandra Johnson at chandra.johnson54@yahoo.com Register online at www.pulaskipace.org

Jared Kuczer, lifts Brady Lepak to win the lineout. (Photo courtesy of Geri Kuczer.)

Pulaski students play on Wisconsin Select rugby team by Kalli Seglund Four Pulaski High School students were named to the Wisconsin Select Rugby U17 and U19 team. Max Muller was named to the state’s U17 team, while Brady Lepak, Jerad Skinkis and Jerad Kuczer were named to the U19 team. The teams recently traveled to Colorado to take part in the 2012 Annual Rocky Mountain Challenge on June 16 and 17. The U19 team played against Nebraska, Heart of America, Louisiana and Colorado. The team lost to Heart of America by two points and ultimately took third place. The U17 took third place as well, after beating Texas and the Heart of American team, but losing to Colorado during the semi-final round. As a result of his excellent

play, Lepak was named to the U19 All-Tournament All- Star team. According to Kuczer, who has been playing rugby for two-years, the tournament experience was difficult, as they played against some tough teams from around the country. The teams will be taking on England’s select teams on Monday, July 2, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. at Pulaski Community Middle School. This will be a great opportunity for the players to show off their skills in front of a home crowd. “My favorite part about playing rugby is that everyone can carry the ball and everyone has the opportunity to score,” said Kuczer. “Playing England will be interesting, and hopefully we have fan support.”

Athletes compete at state track meet

by Jordan Stiede On June 1 and 2, boys and girls from Pulaski’s track and field team competed at the state meet in La Crosse. Pulaski didn’t have any medal winners, the team finalized in two events. “We didn’t reach all our goals,” said coach Randy Fondow. “But the kids competed at the state level and handled themselves very well.” Juniors Casey Wied and Mike Frehse, along with seniors Mike Pelton and Logan Hansen ran in the division one boys 4x200 meter relay, in which they finished eighth out of the 24 teams at state. Also, many girls from the Pulaski team competed at the meet. Freshman Jackie Challoner ran in the division one girls 400 meter dash. She finished 23rd in the event with a time of 1:02.15. Senior Rachel Roth, junior Katelyn Destarkey and freshmen Mckenna Egnarski and Kailyn Jessel ran in the

girls 4x800 meter relay. They finished 14 out of the 24 teams in the event. Junior Mallory Nickerson competed in the girls discus throw, where she took tenth place. “I was glad that I was able to compete against such great athletes,” said Nickerson. “I hope to return to state next season and break my school record.” Fondow said that the girls’ team exceeded his expectations throughout the season. Although the girls had lower numbers compared with other years, they still performed very well at all the conference relays and meets. In addition, Fondow said the boys’ team had an up and down year, performing strongly at some meets, but they never seemed to come together as a whole. “This was a great group of kids to work with,” said Fondow. “I appreciate their effort and they really represented Pulaski well.”


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Canine Kids Pet Care opens by Laura Cortright Jayme Thomas, a 2005 graduate of Pulaski High School and a 2008 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, recently opened her own business: Canine Kids Pet Care, LLC. The business, managed by Thomas (with the help of her French Bulldog, Leo), offers numerous services, including: pet transportation, exercise sessions, behavioral consultations, obedience classes, overnight pet sitting and pet sitting by the hour. Currently, Canine Kids Pet Care is run out of Thomas’ home, and she travels to clients’ houses to provide her services. However, she plans to open a business site outside of her home in a few years. “I have been raised around

dogs, and it was always important that they be well mannered. It became a way of life,” Thomas said. “The more into the behavior side of canines that I got, the more of a passion it became.” Thomas is also certified with the American Kennel Club to certify dogs for the Canine Good Citizenship Program, and she has taught obedience classes through PACE for more than four years. In mid-July, she will lead a puppy manners class at Glenbrook Elementary School. If interested in signing up for the class, contact the PACE office at (920) 8226050. To learn more about Thomas’ business, contact her by phone at (920) 606-4798, by email at jaymethomas5@aol. com, or through her Facebook page.

Verns awards $1000 shopping spree Mary Brunner recently won a $1,000 shopping spree from Vern’s Do It Best Hardware and Rental in Pulaski. According to Brunner, she enjoys shopping at Vern’s for the one-on-one customer service she receives, and added that all of the store’s employees always know where items are right away. “Keeping my business local is important to me and the future of our great community,” Brunner said. “I’m excited to shop for all the things I need and the extras I don’t.”

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Premier Community Bank to purchase four Baylake Bank offices Premier Community Bank and Baylake Bank today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Premier to purchase the Baylake branch operations in Waupaca, King, Manawa, and Fremont. The transaction is expected to close in early fall of 2012. Premier, headquartered in Marion, currently has banking offices in Marion, Scandinavia, Iola, Bonduel, Shawano, Tigerton, Bear Creek and Pulaski. Premier President Thomas J. Pamperin said the acquisition into similar nearby communities was a natural move for Premier and follows the recent pattern of its other successful community extensions. “Baylake Bank is a wellrun organization driven by a professional and dedicated staff. Baylake’s philosophy of quality service is consistent with our customer and community service philosophy,” Pamperin said. “We look forward to welcoming their staff on board, and are committed to a smooth and seamless transition for deposit and loan customers. We are a strong bank and fully expect to become stronger by becoming good and active corporate citizens and financial service providers in these four excellent Wisconsin communities.” Baylake Bank CEO Robert Cera echoed similar comments as well. “The staff of both Premier Community Bank and Baylake Bank are working together to ensure a smooth transition,” said Robert. J. Cera, Chief Executive Officer Baylake Bank. “Knowing the leadership of Premier Community Bank in our industry, we are confident that the Premier team will continue to provide reliable, quality banking and other financial services to our many friends, neighbors, and community partners in Waupaca, King, Manawa, and Fremont. In addition, the familiar faces you have come to know and trust from Baylake Bank are expected to join the Premier staff,” Cera said. Baylake Bank’s other Central Region offices located at N4386 State Road 49 in Poy Sippi and at 764 Broadway in Berlin, Wisconsin, are not included in the sale and will continue to operate as Baylake Bank Financial Centers. Premier Bank has approximately $200 million in total assets, while Baylake Bank, headquartered in Sturgeon Bay, has roughly $1.1 billion in total assets. It serves businesses and individuals in eight counties throughout the state.

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Births and Deaths Births FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 KIRSCHNER, Maria and Ross, Oneida, daughter. PETERSON, Deanna, and KOURY, Peter, Oneida, daughter. TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 JANIAK, Ahsan and Corey, Oneida, son.

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enjoyed hosting visitors while wintering in Arizona in recent years. She also liked antiquing in the 1970s and 80s through which she made many new friends. Geraldine is survived by her husband, Gerald E. Brzezinski; children, Lauren (Scott) Forsythe, Charlotte, NC, Brenda Alicea and special friend Kent, Green Bay, Greg (Lara) Brzezinski, De Pere; grandchildren Ryan Alicea and special friend Connie, Green Bay, Ashlee (Mike) Olujic, Phoenix, AZ, Brett and Brandon Forsythe, NC; step grandchildren, Justin and Nicole Helsel, De Pere; sister, Betty (John) Stevenson, San Antonio, TX; brother-inlaw, R. A. “Bud” (Delores) Brzezinski, Krakow, WI. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Anne Mary; her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Wencil and Elizabeth (Schultz) Brzezinski. The family would like to thank the staff of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic and the staff of Aurora Visiting Nurses for the kind and professional care.

Wojcik, Howard

Brzezinski, Geraldine

Howard Wojcik

Geraldine Brzezinski

Geraldine C. Brzezinski, formerly of Krakow, 79, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. She was born March 24, 1933, in Pulaski, to Edward and Anna (Hodkiewicz) Gorecki. Geraldine was married to Gerald E. Brzezinski on Dec. 26, 1953, at BVM Catholic Church in Pulaski. Geraldine graduated as Salutatorian of Marinette County Normal Teacher’s College. She obtained her degree at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Geraldine taught for the Pulaski School system for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. After retiring from teaching, Geraldine worked part time at Sue Ann Bagels, Sears, Elaine’s House of Brides, and Radisson Hotel as a hostess. She belonged to several social groups including, the Pulaski Historical Society, Polish Heritage Society, Alter Rosary Society (Secretary) and Brown County Retired Teachers. She enjoyed playing the organ and belonged to an organ group that met monthly. Geraldine loved to travel. In addition to traveling around the US she made trips to Cuba and Poland. She also enjoyed cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska. She

Howard Wojcik, 88, Pulaski, died peacefully Thursday, June 14, 2012, at a Green Bay nursing home.   The son of the late John and Martha (Rehbein) Wojcik was born September 1, 1923, in Pulaski, and was a lifelong Pulaski area resident.   Howard was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served as a medic in Germany and the Philippines.   On August 19, 1950, he married Alice Schroeder at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski.  The couple owned and operated Wojcik Plumbing and Heating in downtown Pulaski until their retirement.  Howard was a member of the American Legion, Post #337, Pulaski.  He liked fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, and playing horseshoes.   He enjoyed spending his time off from work at the family cabin. Survivors include his five sons and three daughters-inlaw: Doug (Marlene) Wojcik, Town of Oneida; David “Stick” (Charlene “Charlie”) Wojcik, Pulaski; Ken (Peter Verriden) Wojcik, Montserrat; Tom Wojcik, Green

Bay; Greg “Woody” (Lucy) Wojcik, West De Pere; eight grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; one brother, James Wojcik, Madison; one sister-in-law, Helen Wojcik, Pulaski; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 2009; one brother, Gene Wojcik; and one sister and brother-inlaw, Arleen (Donald) Borck.  

Karcz, Eleanore (Ellie)

Eleanore Karcz

Eleanore B. Karcz ( Ellie ), 84, Pulaski, died peacefully Wednesday morning, June 20, 2012, from complications of breast and lung cancer. She was born in Chicago, Il on April 2, 1928, to Joseph and Bertha ( Loescher ) Block. Ellie met Sylvester Karcz in Chicago when she walked into his uncle’s delicatessen and ordered a pound of bologna. She lovingly says, “he was handing her bologna ever since.” They married on September 20, 1947. They resided in Chicago until November of 1951 and then moved to Pulaski, Wisconsin. The couple celebrated 63 + years of marriage prior to Syl’s death on June 1, 2011. They had three children; two daughters and a son. Ellie had an active life with Syl, traveling, spending winters in Cape Coral, Florida, and attending their grandchildren’s many sports events and other functions. Among Ellie’s hobbies were bowling, golfing, playing bridge, lunching with friends, going to the movies, and going out with the Pulaski Red Hatters. She enjoyed attending the many POW functions with Syl. They made many friends in that active group who remain the Greatest Generation. A big Thank You is extended to Chuck and Chuggie Adams and Agnes (Henry) Ulmer for planning the many get-togethers and sharing war stories. Syl and Ellie also enjoyed the many get-togethers with the old “Chicago Neighborhood Gang “. They were still meeting yearly, even after Syl’s death. Thank you Henry (Doc) and Mary Spindor, Ed (Cumbo) and Mary Greben, Ed (Halfie) and Bernice Lesniak for a lifetime of friendship and frivolity. Ellie also had the distinction of joining Syl and son Tom at the famous Green Bay Packer 1967 “ Ice Bowl “ game. She stated that she remembered it well,

“To die will be an awfully big adventure.” J.M. Barrie in Peter Pan

Thursday, June 28, 2012 especially when Syl went for a cup of coffee and it was frozen by the time he got back to her! Thank heaven for a Packer victory. Ellie, her daughter Linda and husband Ron, along with her friend, Mary Spindor, fulfilled one of Ellie’s bucket list items when they traveled to Chicago to see her grade and high schools, parent’s homestead, church where she and Syl were married, and places where she and Syl lived. What a wonderful trip down nostalgia lane for everyone. She spent her last few days with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren at her home. She smiled as she sat outside watching them in the sprinkler, running and playing. She said, “They are all so beautiful, arent they?” She ended by saying what a wonderful day it was. Eleanor’s list of organizations included being an active member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, the Council of Catholic Women, American Legion Auxiliary Mixtacki-Johnson Unit #337, and the Pulaski Historical Society. Ellie was a lifetime member of the Northeast Wisconsin Ex- Prisoner of War Chapter, and Southwest Florida Ex- Prisoner of War Chapter #100. Ellie is survived by her children; daughter Linda (Ronald Milewski) , Gurnee, IL, son-inlaw, Daniel Pawelczyk (daughter Susan, deceased) Appleton, and son, Thomas (Elaine Smurawa) Karcz, Pulaski. She is further survived by seven grandchildren, Christopher (Kelly Chmielewski) Milewski, Sarah Milewski, Ryan Pawelczyk, Jill (Anthony) Carlson, Dana (Caleb) Cleveland, Lorelei (Mark) Vincent, Nikolaus (Carrie Winker) Karcz and 13 great-grandchildren, Anthony, Abby, Blake,

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Brady, Ava, Redd, Judd, Penn, Hannah, Henry, Graham, Brooke, Jackson, and a very special niece, Shirley Heron, New Jersey. She is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Annabelle (Ed) Karcz, Victoria (Leo) Karcz, Esther (Peter) Karcz, Stanley (Irene) Karcz, Mary Ann and Richard Blasczyk, Robert (Betty) Van Lannen, Eleanor (Henry) Karcz, and Eugene (Ceil) Karcz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Syl on June 1, 2011, a daughter, Susan Pawelczyk, her parents, Joseph and Bertha Block, one brother, Clarence Block, and one sister, Clara Block (Judson Wendland), two grandchildren, Kyle Pawelczyk and Daniel Milewski. The family would like to thank Green Bay Oncology, especially Dr. Ruth Warren, the consummate doctor, the many oncology nurses, especially Pam, Tracey, and Danielle, office staff, and Ruth Bloesl and Tara Lien; Heartland Hospice, nurses Heidi Browne, Krystal, Susan, and Anna; Grace Kalk and Jeannie and staff, St. Mary’s Hospital Valet Services and Prevea Healthcare, and the pastoral staff at Assumption B.V.M. Parish, Marnocha Funeral Home, and P.O.W. friends, Gerri and Bud Green, Pat (Fred) Miller, Marian (Arnold) Mallek, Lilas (Melford) Rhoeborn, Dan (Margaret) Leary, Winfred and Melva Reimers, Mildred (Francis) Plog. We are so very grateful for the love and support and prayers of family and friends. Thank you all for the cards and visits and phone calls during mom’s illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption B.V.M. Parish or the American Cancer Society

Wedding Announcement

Gwidt- Engel Cassandra L. Gwidt and Richard A. Engel, Jr. were united in marriage on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Peace Lutheran Church in Green Bay. Pastor Don Behrendt performed the ceremony. A reception at The Woods in Green Bay followed on Saturday, March 3 , 2012. The bride is the daughter of Lynn and Steven Gwidt, Sr. of Pulaski. Cassandra is a graduate of Pulaski High School and earned an Associate Degree in Logistics from NWTC. She is currently employed by Georgia Pacific in Green Bay. The groom is the son of Pamela and Richard Engel of

Abrams. Richard also graduated from Pulaski High School, before completeing the Gas Utility and Construction Certificate program at NWTC. He is employed by WE Energies in Milwaukee. Erika Scheibe of Appleton was the Matron of Honor. Ross Barchacky of Fayeteville, N.C. and Steven Gwidt Jr. of Pulaski were Best Men. Lisa Needler of DePere was Personal Attendant. Readers for the ceremony were Mindy Young of Pulaski and Sharon Barchacky of Hobart. Karen Rafn was the musician for the ceremony. The couple resides in Waubeka, Wisconsin.


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Students enjoy summer school fun by Jaysie Noeldner Roughly 2,000 students (or about 70 percent of the Pulaski Community School District population) will be participating in more than 400 classes this summer as part of PACE’s summer school program. The first week of summer school began on Monday, June 18, and will continue through early August. PACE began offering summer school courses more than 20 years ago, but it has only been in the last four years that its current structure- featuring academic as well as fun classeshave been available to students in all grade levels. Overall, the idea behind summer school is to mix academics with activities that students love to do so they don’t focus solely on the academics, but rather the “fun part.” The classes are taught by PCSD teachers, who, according to PACE Director Mark Heck, can choose what they want to teach. This makes the classes more fun for everyone because all of the individuals involved love what they’re doing, Heck added. “When people have passion about something, it spreads around to everyone and makes it more fun for the kids,” Heck

said. Summer school also offers students who may be struggling in a certain subject area, such as math or reading, the opportunity to catch up to their peers in preparation for next school year. Most of the courses, though, give students the opportunity to experience other hobbies that they wouldn’t normally be able to. For example, PACE offers a horseback riding class. Some families may not have the time or money to spend on a hobby like horseback riding, but, with summer school, students can still experience it. Red Raider Rec (RRR) is another popular course option for younger students. The class is dedicated entirely to having fun without the use of electronic devices, by playing board games, athletic games (such as kickball), swimming and more. “The kids get home, they are tired, they had fun, and they loved it,” Heck said. With more than 400 classes offered from June until August, PACE has a summer school class for all students, regardless of their interests, skills or talents. A sampling

of the courses offered range from baseball games and skill, Bravo Espanol, Adventures at Hogwarts, Pom and Dance and more. For parents who are busy throughout the day, PACE also offers busing service that picks up students in the morning and drops them off in the afternoon at the elementary school closest to their homes. Overall, summer school is a great way for kids to stay active and busy throughout the season, and can benefit children of all ages by improving their social, academic and athletic skills. For more information about PACE’s summer school classes, including registration information, contact PACE at (920) 822-6050.

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