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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
VOLUME LXXII, NO. 4
Red Raiders clinch share of FRCC title
by Ashlynn Estreen The Pulaski Red Raider wrestling team locked in a share of the Fox River Classic Conference Championship after defeating Sheyboygan South 68-9 during a home meet on Thursday, February 2. The Raiders will now go on to compete in the regional match-up on Saturday, February 11, at West DePere
High School followed by both team and individual sectionals. The team sectional matchup will be held at Ashwaubenon High School on Tuesday, February 14 while the individual sectional competition will be held at Pulaski High School on Saturday, February 18. During their meet against
Sheboygan South, Bradley Prentice, Michael Frehse, Jacob Syndergaard, Erik Beckman, Anthony Rottier, Alex Caelwaerts and Nick Reed all won their matches. Prior to their win over Sheyboygan South, the Red Raiders participated in the annual Pulaski Invite tournament on Saturday, January 28. The tournament featured 16 teams, including Pulaski. The event began at 10:00 a.m. and stretched throughout the day, with the championship matches starting around 5:30 p.m. During the invite, Pulaski wrestlers competed very well, and numerous individual wrestlers competed well and many won their weight class. Freshman Casey Calewarts, at 132 pounds, won his weight class at the invite, beating Mitch Friedman, the Oconto Falls senior who took fourth at the WIAA State Competition in 2011. Senior Brady Lepak, who competes at the 195 pound level, took second in his weight class at the invite.
“Casey had a tough weight class and he dominated, he did a great job,” said Coach Manning. Wrestlers Anthony Rottier, at 152 pounds, Alex Calewarts, at 160 pounds, and Ian Woest, at 285 pounds, also competed well at the tournament, securing fifth place spots for the team. In other conference matches throughout January, the team performed at a highlevel, as well. On January 19, the Red Raiders faced Green BaySouthwest, winning the match-up 69-6. Ian Woest, Brandon Thyrion, Kasey Calewarts and Brady Lepak won their matches. Junior varsity wrestlers Sequoya Rasmussen, Trevor Schmit, Levi VanLanen, Brett Zahn, Jacob McLester, Travis Anklam, Gavin Henn, Max Mijal and Brady McGuire picked up wins for the Red Raiders as well. On January 26, against Green Bay East, Pulaski came out on top once again,
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Cause of Pulaski fire officially undetermined
by Adam Styczynski After a nearly two-month investigation, the cause of the fire that struck downtown Pulaski on Dec. 2, 2011, has officially been classified as undetermined by state investigators. Although no exact cause was uncovered, investigators learned that the fire started within or above the men’s bathroom, on the ground floor, of the Wood Lane’s bowling alley. No common ignitable liquids were found, however. The investigation began on Dec 3, 2011, after the Pulaski Chief of Police, Randal Dunford, requested assistance from the State Fire Marshal’s Office after consulting the Brown County Fire Investigation Take Force and Pulaski Tri-County Fire Chief Randy Wichlacz. Agents from the Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms then responded to the scene. Investigators examined the area, attempting to identify
where the fire started and possible ignition sources. They also talked to witnesses, learned about the building’s construction and the interpretation of the fire’s pattern. While there was no official cause, officials have begun looking towards the future. “We can finally move forward with this incident and start with the clean up process,” said Pulaski TriCounty Fire Chief Randy Wichlacz. Officials also remain thankful for the help they received fighting the blaze. “You have to rely on mutual aid for help on a fire of this magnitude,” said Pulaski Fire Chief Wichlacz. “You can’t do it alone.” Village President Reed Woodward said he plans to meet with insurance companies during the coming weeks to discuss plans for the downtown area affected by the fire.
Investigators and Tri-County fire department members dig through the rubble of the fire that struck downtown Pulaski on Dec. 2, 2011. After nearly a two-month investigation, the fire has officially been classified as ‘undetermined’ by state investigators. Plans for the future of the fire site still remain unclear as of press time.
Pulaski welcomes Coach of the Year
Jed Kennedy, the Associated Press and Wisconsin Football Coaches Association/Green Bay Packers High School Football Coach of the Year, has accepted the position of physical education teacher and Head Football Coach at Pulaski High School. Kennedy, who currently is the Athletic Director and Dean of Students at KenoshaBradford High School guided the Kenosha-Bradford football team to an undefeated season in 2011, culminating the in Division 1 State Football Championship. He has served as the head football coach at KenoshaBradford for the last five years, compiling a record 54 wins and nine losses. “There is a short list of great, young football coaches in the state of Wisconsin and Jed Kennedy is on that list,” said Pulaski Athletic Director Jerad Marsh. Kennedy visited Pulaski several times and interviewed with a committee of parents, coaches and administrators before he was selected. Marsh also visited Kenosha-Bradford and had the opportunity to watch Kennedy interacting with Bradford students first-hand. “I observed Coach Kennedy with hundreds of students of all types. His interactions were extremely positive and it was easy to see that the Bradford students have the upmost respect and regard for Jed,” Marsh said. Kennedy chose Pulaski because he was attracted to the small town atmosphere as well as the prospect of coaching in a one high school town. “This is a great place to raise my family. I grew up in a small town in Northwestern part of the state and the chance to get back to that kind of environment to raise my kids [was appealing],” Kennedy said. He was also attracted to the school because he believes it will be a great football opportunity for him.
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P-News Point of View
What’s the real cost of an iPad?
by Matt Zey A look back in time to America’s early industrialization days would uncover images of child labor, poor wages and harsh working conditions for nearly all employees. This description sounds almost exactly like the recent descriptions of factories in China, specifically factories manufacturing parts for Apple Inc. “The New York Times” published an article on January 25 highlighting poor working conditions in Chinese factories producing parts for Apple products. The article mentioned an explosion that occurred last May in a building where iPad cases were polished. In that specific occurrence, two people were killed and dozens more injured. Another shocking event occurred two years ago, when 137 workers were ordered to polish iPhone screens with a poisonous chemical. Furthermore, another explosion happened last year within seven months of the other. This one killed two more people and injured dozens more. The most shocking part, however, is the fact that Apple was warned before any of the events occured. Can Apple really be held accountable for the events that occur in the factories it hires to make its parts, though?After all, what is illegal in America may be acceptable practice in other countries, such as China. That’s where a line needs to
be drawn, and a decision needs to be made. To prevent controversy a law could be put into effect, forcing American companies to follow American labor laws even when their products are manufactured in other countries. Another option, short of requiring American companies to manufacture their products in the U.S., could offer American companies incentives to produce their products domestically. Of course, with increased labor costs, which would occur if the products were manufactured here, comes increased product pricing. An iPad made in America would cost upwards of $1,000, a price that virtually no one would be willing to pay. Ultimately, as headlines about deplorable conditions in Apple factories continue to make headlines in newspapers throughout the country, Americans need to make a decision: either enjoy the decently priced iPads and ignore the immoral, inhumane factories they come from, or pinch some pennies and save for a new fair-trade iPad. As China continues to industrialize, one can only hope that the works throughout the country began to speak out against the horrible working conditions, eventually taking giant steps forward for employee rights, just as Americans did more than 100 years ago.
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Community Candidate forum to be held The Village of Pulaski Candidate Forum to educate voters will be held on Wednesday, February 15, in the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. The forum will be moderated by The League of Women Voters. Currently, the Village of Pulaski has eight people running for three open Trustee position. The three trustees currently up for reelection are Doug Prentice, Bob VanLannen and Richard Styczynski. The remaining five candidates are Roger Brzeczkowski, Vikki Robokoff, Keith Chambers, Christine Smith and Fran Karchinski The current board members not up for renewal, Gerald Wojkiewicz, Ed Krause, Bob Gajewski and Reed Woodward, Village President, have also been invited to the forum. Joyce McCollum, President of The League of Women’s Voters, will also have information for residents on Wisconsin’s new voter ID law. The Pulaski Village Primary is set for February 21.
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Smurawa receives plaque
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Pulaski Village Board meeting minutes VILLAGE OF PULASKI SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 11-14-2011
Robert Steinberger, left, past Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191, presents a Plaque of Appreciation to Gerald Smurawa for his many dedicated years as Service Officer to Pulaski Post 9719. In times when familes were dealing with the loss of a veteran or family member, Smurawa was always there to express sympathy for Post 9719 by sending flowers and cards.
Members from the Pulaski Area Veteran Organizations present a check for $2,000 to D. Thomas Busch, the band director at Pulaski High School. The funds were used to help the Red Raiders during their trip to Pasadena, where they performed in the 2012 Rose Bowl Parade. Pictured from left to right are James Smith, Commander VFW Post 9719; Todd Cornell, Commander, AM-VETS Post 160; Richard Styczynskii, Commander PLAV #173; Thomas Abrahmason, Legion Post #337; and D. Thomas Busch.
A Special Meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Pulaski was held on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pulaski Village Hall. Village Clerk Karen Ostrowski called the meeting to order and upon roll call the following Trustees were present: Edward Krause, Doug Prentice, Richard Styczynski, Robert Van Lannen,Gerald Wojkiewicz, and Reed Woodward. Also present: Chief Randal Dunford, Tom Holewinski, Jodi Przybylski, Tom Rodgers, Robert Betley, Attorney Bill Vande Castle, Lee Novak – Robert E. Lee & Associates, and as per attached Attendance Sheet. The Pledge was recited by all. Consideration of election of INTERIM MEETING CHAIR – as per Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to open the Board for nominations. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY VAN LANNEN to nominate Reed A. Woodward. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to close the Board for nominations. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to appoint Reed A. Woodward as the Interim Meeting Chair of this Special Village Board Meeting. MOTION CARRIED. Interim Meeting Chair – Reed A. Woodward, and the meeting was continued. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve the agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED. Discussion – Consideration of filling the vacancy of Village President. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to OPEN the floor for discussion and the discussion per person be limited to two-minutes. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: -Gloria Morgan – Appointment thru April 2012/ and Election in April 2012 – for one year term. -Larry Smith ““ -Dr. Paul Petroll, and also on behalf of his Business Partner – Dr. Chrisman –Appointment thru April 2012/and Election in April 2012 – for one year term. -John Syndergaard – “ “ -Laurie Fischer - “ “ -Bernie Zablocki - “ “ -Joanne Hagedorn - “ “ and also feels that the Trustee for Replacement should be elected as well. -Keith Chambers – Appointment thru April 2012/and Election in April 2012. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY VAN LANNEN to CLOSE the floor for discussion in reference to agenda #4. MOTION CARRIED. Discussion as per Board Members on agenda #4: Trustee Doug Prentice in reference to E-Mails he received in reference to an Appointment thru April 2012/and Election
in April 2012 for the Village President Position. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to approve and appoint Reed A. Woodward to fill the full – duration – remaining term of the late Village President – Ronald Kryger. (Remainder of the term – April 2013.) PRENTICE-OPPOSED. MOTION CARRIED. Discussion was held in reference to agenda #6 – Consider to approve the bid – Mountain Bay Plaza Driveway Construction – Contract #295-11-06 – as per Lee Novak. Bid Opening was held on Thursday, 11-1011 at 2:00 PM at the Pulaski Village Hall. (As per Attorney Vande Castle, and Lee Novak – Robert E. Lee & Associates – we have 90-days to award the bid.) MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to table agenda item #6 for further discussion at another meeting. MOTION CARRIED. (As per Attorney Vande Castle, we need to further discuss the TIF laws, the need for a Development Agreement, and to discuss Public Funds for a Private Drive-Way.) MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED STYCZYNSKI to approve payment request – Gold Cross Ambulance Service, Inc. – Invoice #93011 - $15,328.83 – Subsidy Requirement for July, August, Sept. 2011. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to approve the Operator/Bartender License Application ending 06-30-2012 for Amanda J. Sesse – CONTINGENT upon receipt of certificate of schooling, and signature of approval from Chief Randal Dunford. MOTION CARRIED. Discussion was held in reference to the Vacant Trustee Position on the Village Board. This position was held by Reed A. Woodward – term expiration – April 2013. As per Attorney Vande Castle, the vacancy can be filled by: Do nothing and the leave the position vacant Appoint from the public Appoint from the public on an interim basis until April 2012, and then have a Special Election in April 2012 to fill the remainder of Reed A. Woodward’s term to April 2013. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE that in reference to the VACANT Trustee Position to fill the entire term of Reed A. Woodward – term expires April 2013. “Letters of Interest” must be received by the Village Clerk by – 5:00 PM – Thursday – December 1st, 2011 in the office of the Village Clerk. This will be published in the Pulaski News, and the notice will be posted at the Pulaski Village Hall, Post Office, Citizens Bank, North Shore Bank, and Premier Bank. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to adjourn the meeting at 10:37 AM. MOTION CARRIED. Minutes by: Karen Ostrowski, Village Clerk
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Pulaski village board meeting minutes VILLAGE OF PULASKI REGULAR BOARD MEETING – 11-07-2011 The Regular Board Meeting of the Village of Pulaski was held at the Municipal Building on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Village Clerk Karen Ostrowski called the meeting to order and upon roll call the following members were present: Edward Krause, Doug Prentice, Richard Styczynski, Robert Van Lannen, Gerald Wojkiewicz, and Reed Woodward. Also present: Chief Randal Dunford, Tom Holewinski, Jodi Przybylski, Tom Rodgers, Barbara Van Lannen, Attorney Bill Vande Castle, Lee Novak – Robert E. Lee & Associates, and Robert Betley. Moment of silence in memory of our late Village President – Ronald Kryger. Agenda #3 – Consideration of election of INTERIM MEETING CHAIR – as per Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to nominate Reed Woodward as the Interim Chair of this meeting ONLY. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to close the nominations. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve the nomination of Reed Woodward to serve as the ACTING INTERIM CHAIR of this meeting only. MOTION CARRIED. Reed Woodward – Acting Interim Chair – continued with the rest of the meeting. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve the agenda as presented. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY VAN LANNEN to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on 1003-2011 and to dispense with the reading of these minutes. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: None. Committee Reports: Committee of the Whole: October 18, 2011 -As per Reed Woodward – Acting Interim Chair. MOTION BY VAN
LANNEN AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to refer to the Labor Negotiations Committee – discussion & possible recommendation – Police Administrative Assistant Position. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve payment requests – Pulaski Tri-County Fire Dept., Inc.-Inv. #269 – Fire Inspections & Fire Reinspects $1,946.00 (01-01-11 to 06-3011) -Inv. #274 – 3rd Qtr. 2011 Fire Runs - $1,546.50 -Inv. #279 – 4th Qtr 2011 Operating Fund - $12,950.02 & Vehicle Fund $3,015.00 = Total Amount of $15,965.02 MOTION CARRIED. MOTON BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to approve payment request – McKeefry & Sons Inc. – Inv. #58480-IN - $9,909.00 – McDermid Field – Red’s Diamond at Memorial Park. (Out of the $75,000 budget item.) MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to approve payment request – Proscape Lawncare & Landscaping, LLC – Inv. #5428 $2,478.47 – McDermid Field – Red’s Diamond at Memorial Park. (Out of the $75,000 budget item.) MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to approve the Subsidy Requirement for 2012 – Village of Pulaski – Annual Per Capita $16.42 – which is less than the 2011 budget of $17.62 – as per Trustee Van Lannen. MOTION CARRIED. Planning & Zoning Commission: October 19th, 2011 -As per Reed Woodward – Acting Interim Chair. -(INFORMATIONAL ONLY) – Site Plan approval for Go-For Technologies, Inc. -(INFORMATIONAL ONLY) – Sign approval for Go-For Technologies, Inc. -(INFORMATIONAL ONLY) – Sign approval for Touch of Sun Tanning Salon. -(INFORMATIONAL ONLY) – Site Plan and Design for Allens, Inc. for a 1,257 square foot stainless steel tank for processing waste water. Committee of the Whole:
October 25th, 2011 -As per Reed Woodward – Acting Interim Chair. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to approve the purchase of a USED Plow & Wing - $15,000.00 – as presented by Tom Holewinski. MOTION CARRIED. Fire Dept. Board of Directors: October 26th, 2011 -As per Reed Woodward – Acting Interim Chair. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to open the floor for discussion. MOTION CARRIED. Persons heard: Randy Wichlacz – Fire Chief - discussion was held in reference to the $25,000 – total ($5,000 per year) for the radios for the Fire Dept. This would be the Village of Pulaski’s portion. And, the Fire Dept. Budget for 2012 will remain the same. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to close the floor for discussion. MOTION CARRIED. Further discussion in reference to the radios will be held at the Budget C.O.W. Meetings. N.E.W. Para-Medic Rescue/Public Safety: October 31st, 2011 -As per Trustee Robert Van Lannen. The radios for the Rescue Squad will be coming out of the Subsidy Fund. Bid Opening – Mountain Bay Plaza Driveway Construction – Contract #295-11-06 – Monday – November 7th, 2011 at 2:00 PM. -As per Lee Novak – Robert E. Lee & Associates. The bid opening was cancelled on 1107-2011 because of the death of our Village President. The rescheduled bid opening will on Thursday – November 10th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Pulaski Village Hall. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to approve and adopt FINAL Resolution #1075-11 – A FINAL Resolution Authorizing Levying of Special Assessments Against Benefited Property for Bituminous Paving – Fair Winds First Addition. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve
and adopt FINAL Resolution #1076-11 – A FINAL Resolution Authorizing Levying of Special Assessments Against Benefited Property for Bituminous Paving – Settlers Creek Subdivision. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to approve and adopt Resolution #1077-11 – A Resolution Adopting the 2011 Ward Plan for the Village of Pulaski – Brown County. MOTION CARRIED. MOTON BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to table agenda #10 – Amendment to the Concealed Weapons Ordinance as per Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY VAN LANNEN AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to TABLE agenda items #11, #12, and #13 – As per Attorney Vande Castle, these agenda items are all linked to the Reimbursement Agreement and waiting for Chateau/Razorback to approve. MOTION CARRIED. Discussion was held – agenda #14 – Consideration of filling vacancy of Village President – as per Attorney Vande Castle. MOTION BY KRAUSE AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to schedule consideration of vacancy of Village President for a Special Village Board Meeting. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY WOJKIEWICZ AND SECONDED BY STYCZYNSKI to approve Trustee Robert Van Lannen as the fourth signer for the Bank Accounts because of the Village President (Vacancy). MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY PRENTICE AND SECONDED BY KRAUSE to approve the Operator/Bartender License Applications ending 06-30-2012 for: Stacey L. Werner, and Candice M. Matuszak. CONTINGENT UPON CETIFICATE OF SCHOOLING, AND SIGNATURE OF THE POLICE CHIEF. MOTION CARRIED. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE to allow Wendy Challis to work parttime – maximum of 20-hours per bi-weekly payroll – thru 01-01-2012 – as the Police Administrative Assistant. MOTION CARRIED. The rentals for vacant land were discussed. The Northern Industrial Park Rental by Grygiel Farms, and Rodger Kaczmarowski renting some vacant land from the Village of Pulaski. Further discussion on the Shawano County – Northern Industrial Park (Former Krysiak Property) vacant land rental will be further discussed as per Attorney Vande Castle. The Northern Industrial Park Sign was discussed. As per Acting Interim Chair – Reed Woodward, discussion will be held at the next Planning & Zoning Commission
Meeting and Quick Signs is drawing up the plans. Update on Knights of Columbus (K.C. Building). Nothing to report at this time. Memorial Park Diamond Update – as per Lee Novak. Donations – Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC). Nothing to report at this time. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY PRENTICE in reference to the request for radio’s for Brown County – that the discussion be tabled at this time, and will be part of the 2012 budget discussions. MOTION CARRIED. Such other matters: -Third Avenue – by Allen Canning – complaints on the dirt and dust. -Trustee Prentice – in reference to a Park Rental Agreement and develop a set of Park Use Rules and Regulations. As per Attorney Vande Castle, this is something that the Park Committee could consider and develop. -Trustee Van Lannen – in reference to Snowmobile Trails. This will be further discussed at the Year-End Village Board Meeting. Persons heard:-Robert Betley – in reference to our late Village President Ronald Kryger. Department Reports: -Public Works – As per Tom Holewinski. -Sewer & Water Dept. – As per Tom Rodgers. -Police Dept. – As per Chief Randal Dunford. -Administration – As per Karen Ostrowski. Communications: -Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday – 11-16-2011 at 7:00 PM at the Pulaski Village Hall. -Special Village Board Meeting scheduled for – Monday – 11-14-2011 at 10:00 AM at the Pulaski Village Hall. -C.O.W. Budget Workshop scheduled for – Monday – 1114-2011 to be held immediately following the Special Village Board Meeting. -C.O.W. Budget Workshop scheduled for Wednesday – 11-16-2011 at 10:00 AM at the Pulaski Village Hall. -C.O.W. Budget Workshop scheduled for Monday – 1121-2011 at 6:30 PM at the Pulaski Village Hall. -The DRAFT of the proposed revisions to Chapter #44 of the Code of Ordinances Regarding Sexual Offender Residency Restrictions – will be further reviewed at a future C.O.W. Meeting. -A Resolution Promoting Civil Public Discourse – as per League of Municipalities – will be further reviewed at a future C.O.W. Meeting. MOTION BY STYCZYNSKI AND SECONDED BY WOJKIEWICZ to adjourn the meeting at 9:06 PM. MOTION CARRIED. Minutes by: Karen Ostrowski, Village Clerk
Senior Center announcements TAX PREPARATION at Pulaski Senior Center. AARP volunteers will be at the Pulaski Senior Center to prepare homestead and simple itemized tax returns of seniors, low-income and homebound. Dates of tax prep are Thursdays, February 9, 23, March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 12 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (last appointment of the day). Appointments are required. Call 822-8100 to schedule an appointment. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, March 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. March’s book is A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. 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, February 14. 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. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, February 14 and 28, starting
at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY on Thursday, February 16 at Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 – 2:00. Lunch menu: scalloped potatoes & ham, carrots, mixed fruit, rye bread and fudge brownie. Entertainment by KNX Band. Games to follow. Call 822-8100 by February 14 to make your reservation. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, February 20 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15. The movie for February is “The Help”. Snacks served. DISNEY ON ICE on Sunday, March 11. Show starts at 12 noon. Leaving from the PULASKI LIBRARY PARKING LOT at 10:45 a.m. Dutch –treat dinner at Kroll’s after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $23.00. Reservations due by March 1st. Call Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100 for reservations. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 2012 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 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 February 10 – February 24. 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, February 10 – beef stroganoff with noodles Monday, February 13 – marinated chicken breast & au gratin potatoes Tuesday, February 14 – vegetable soup and turkey on whole wheat bread Wednesday, February 15 – beef tips with noodles Thursday, February 16 – ham and scalloped potato casserole Friday, February 17 – sweet-nsour meatballs Monday, February 20 – herbed
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Village of Pulaski Trustee candidate information Victoria Robokoff
Name: Doug Prentice Address/Phone number: 420 E Glenbrook Dr, 920-822-4112 Children/spouse: Wife Theresa, Daughter Raelyn (6), Daughter Cameron (3), and Son Bennett (1) Education: Pulaski HS graduate 1997, BBA Marketing Administration – UW-Whitewater Current employment: Owner/Agent State Farm Insurance Pulaski Since 2001 1. Why are you running for this position? I want our business community and younger generation to have a “say” in our local decisions. 2. What qualifications would make you a good Trustee? Two years of experience in this exact position and ten years of operating a small business, watching every penny while continually improving our business and increasing our community improvement. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown Pulaski area affected by the December 2011 fire? I would like to see this area available for future development, but also be presentable. This area is a very visible representation of our community. Maybe a grass lawn until we can find a business willing to invest in our downtown. 4. What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? We have many business owners that have been pushing development, but I believe our Village Administration needs to play an active role. I wouldn’t oppose a part time “business development administrator” to stir up the chances of further developing our community, a person that can be involved on a daily basis. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you please to resolve these issues? Progress… I want Pulaski to always have a positive feeling about it. I want Pulaski to be the first and best choice for families raising kids. We need to continue to be involved with our schools and our police department. I believe every part of a community always looks out for each other. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? Our Public Works Department constantly beautifying our community, and our war friendly residents scattered across the community. 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? I take the time to understand the issues facing our community, and take the time to consider what our residents have to say before making a decision. I believe in open conversation around our decision, and I would like to be represented by good people that do the same.
Name: Chris Smith Address/Phone number: 924 Whimbrel Way, 920-621-5642 Children/spouse: Husband Larry- 2 sons, Matthew and Jeremiah-3 stepchildren, Jolene, Brian, and Kristin Education: BA in Business Administration and Accounting; Wisconsin Real Estate Broker License Current employment: Resource One Realty 1. Why are you running for this position? To be a voice for the community and fulfill the opportunity to help move Pulaski forward in growth. 2. What qualifications would make you a good trustee? My business background in accounting, management, and current involvement in Pulaski’s economic development. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown Pulaski area affected by the December 2011 fire? I would like to see a business district built to include office space, restaurants and retail shops. 4. What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? The Village needs an experienced Administrator to lead the development of new businesses and to find financial backing and investors to support the growth of Pulaski. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you plan to resolve these issues? Growth-It is not a one-person issue, it will take the community and village board to resolve. I don’t think it is a wait and see resolution, I believe we need to prepare and aggressively search for new business-time is of the essence. We should cultivate new business by supporting our current businesses. Growth is happening all around us, we need to be part of it. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? Pulaski has a lot of positives to build on, the school system, the longevity of our current businesses, Pulaski Auto Parts, Furnitureland, Super Ron’s, Mc Keefry’s, MCL, Vern’s Hardware, Pulaski Family Dentistry, The American Legion, a supportive Chamber of Commerce, a rich history, the list is endless… We have parks, baseball, music, the Mountain Bay Trail, and Polka Days. 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? Vote for Chris Smith on Feb 21st.
Candidates Robert Van Lannen and Fran Karchinski did not return repeated requests by the Pulaski News for interviews. Both men are running for trustee.
Name: Victoria (Vikki) L. Robokoff Address/Phone number: 223 Whimbrel Way Pulaski, Wi. 54162 (920)822-4523 Children/spouse: Amanda, Nicole and Adam. Husband David Education: Graduate Clintonville High School, Clintonville, Wi. Professional business courses. Current employment: Director, Senior Homes Pulaski, Wi., 37 years previous employment as business manager for Jet Air Corporation, Green Bay, WI. 1. Why are you running for this position? Being semi retired, I have the time and desire to assist this community with economic sustainability and future growth. 2. What qualifications would make you a good trustee? 37 years of accounting and business management for a multi million dollar aviation business. All activities were regulated and monitored by local, state and federal government agencies. I strongly feel my business background is an asset to assist our community with future challenges. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown Pulaski area affected by the December 2011 fire? The optimistic view would be to raze the damaged structures and provide for future business growth in the downtown area. I believe this community should strive to return necessary businesses to support our population needs. Returning the downtown area to a rural feel where we can again share a slice of Americana while providing the citizens with material needs. In short, leave the malls and return to shopping locally and providing economic growth to our community. 4 What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? Research and provide economic incentives for future business growth. The Village of Pulaski has an immense draw for school, athletic and recreational activities. We need to enhance promotion of our Village and facilities. Draw in more members of the school district and visitors to our various events and take advantage of that large economic impact of dollars. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you plan to resolve these issues? The primary issue will be the upcoming road construction on Highway 160 and 32 and it’s impact on our downtown businesses. Village leaders must work with the government agencies and construction companies to maintain access to the businesses affected by this construction. Also, the businesses themselves will need to work with local advertising to ensure they are open and accessible. Secondly, economic growth is not only an immediate, but continuous issue that faces our community. We must maintain the businesses we have established through positive community interaction with Village Leaders. We must campaign for future businesses and we need to offer affective incentives to bring those businesses to our community and retain them. Sustainability is the key factor. We must seek out local, county, state and federal incentives to assist this growth process. We have a wonderful community which has unlimited potential. We
have to market our community effectively. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? The Village of Pulaski is a rare gem, close to the major economic hub of Green Bay, while providing an outstanding school district, a relaxed and easy way of life. We should be extremely proud of the conduct, integrity and performance of our Pulaski Red Raider Marching Band. Their notoriety is nation wide. Pulaski is still a place of values, respect and moral principles. We have an outstanding volunteer fire department as evident by the events of the December, downtown fire. We have outstanding police protection and interaction with our students. It is a great place to raise families. It offers fantastic community events for people of all ages to partake and enjoy. Pulaski Polka Days is an event that draws so many each year, to participate in wholesome, family fun. This event is a national treasure. We have much to be thankful for in our community and this is the primary reason for my candidacy. I want to see our community flourish. 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? I would like to thank the village residents for considering my candidacy for Trustee.
Name: Rodger Brzeczkowski Children/spouse: Married, 2 adult children, 1 step grandchild, 3 grandchildren Education: High School diploma, also studied at NWTC training for EMT Current employment: Good Shepard Service in Seymour 1. Why are you running for this position? Simply because I’ve always wanted to do something like this but it wasn’t working because of other jobs. Finally my time is available. 2. What qualifications would make you a good trustee? Served on the board of directors and worked for the rescue squad for several years. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown Pulaski area affected by the December 2011 fire? I would like to see business that will generate employment and tax revenue. 4. What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? Open minded, keep pursuing opportunities that may be out there. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you plan to resolve these issues? I don’t think Pulaski has any unresolved issues, any problem we may have is resolvable as long as the Village board and president continue to work together. Simply, we must continuously watch our budget and not overspend. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? Pulaski’s industry is great. Compared to surrounding communities we are doing quite well, numerous
organizations with many volunteers. 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? For me this would be a learning session. I will do my best to serve the community for the two years to the best of my ability.
Name: Keith Chambers Children/Spouse: Married, 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren address: 121 Nancy Lane Education: High School Diploma from Pulaski Current Employment: Safeguard insurance 1. Why are you running for this position? I’ve been involved on board trustee for 12 years, president for 6 years. I miss it and want to get involved again. I would like to continue to try and make a difference. 2. What qualifications would make you a good trustee? I have great experience. I’m willing to listen and willing to hear both sides of any issue. I know how to find and equitable decision. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown area affected by the December 2011 fire? Still a bit up in the air. I would like to make sure it gets cleaned up. I’m not oppose to having a functional green space for the community. Though that presents issues, for these are individual properties with individual owners. I do agree with current Village President Reed Woodward, that if the village board works diligently on the opportunity it could lay the ground works for down town vitalization. 4. What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? I was appointed president of the Pulaski Economic Development Cooperation by Dr. Lightner. I work and continually seek opportunity for the village. The goal is always to put in affordable homes with hope to increase the town’s population. The larger the population, the more opportunity for business. For this to happen we need a board that is willing to move forward, along with a community that trusts their board. If you aren’t moving forward you’re moving backwards. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you plan to resolve these issues? The most important issue is having a board willing to movie ahead. It is vital not to miss any opportunities. We’ve got to be able to stick the collective neck out of the village a little bit, we have to spend money to make money in investments revealing a reasonable assumption for a return. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? I love the community, everyone on the board now or running genuinely loves the community. Pulaski is a very unique community with such a big school district.
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Parent-teacher organizations make difference in district
Fairview announces Optimist Winners
by Matt Zey ach of the five elementary E schools in the Pulaski School District have a Parent-teacher organization. While each one operates on an individual basis, they put on similar events and have similar goals: namely, to improve the schools and the educational experience for the students. The schools are impacted immensely by the parent volunteers that put forth their efforts and give time to help out. The PTOs raise money for their schools, organize events and sponsor school activities. The events are so successful solely because the parents are willing to give their time, whether it’s an hour or a long-term project. Each school’s organization has anywhere from 10-30 coordinators, as well as other volunteers that might only work on an event or two during the school year. In total, almost every students parents are getting involved at some point with a school activity. For example, the Lannoye Elementary PTO has funneled their fundraising efforts to two big events: the Halloween ‘Boo Bash’, and the springtime BOGO cards. The Boo Bash, featuring a silent auction, games, a spooky maze and much more not only raises money but also brings fun for the families. This event alone requires many parents to set up and run. The BOGO cards feature deals from local businesses and are sold for $10 a piece. The cards are expected to go on sale from February through April. The organization then uses
the funds to cover expenses that might not be covered in the Lannoye budget otherwise. For example, the PTO picks up all field trip costs (around $2,000), gives money to each classroom for supplies and has even sponsored the school’s first science fair. The PTO not only gives money but some parents use their skills and talents to help out, such as a recent incident when the music program needed some risers a volunteer made them, thus saving the school a great deal of money. Hillcrest Elementary also has a unique program through Target. Anyone with a Target REDcard can sign up to have one percent of all their purchases donated to the school. The Hillcrest PTO also sells scrip to various places, such as Amazon, Chili’s, iTunes, Pottery Barn, Starbucks, Home Depot, Gap and Old Navy. The Hillcrest PTO hosts a restaurant night for a fun family dining experience, as well as reading incentives which offer passes to Pizza Hut, Green Bay Phoenix games, Timber Rattler baseball games and Noah’s Ark water park. They also put on the book fair and family fun night. Glenbrook Elementary school’s PTO hosts a wide variety of fundraisers and sponsored events throughout the school year. The monthly ‘Market Day’ program gives a minimum of 10 percent of the money from purchases back to the school. Chuck E. Cheese night and box tops for education are also big fundraisers. Glenbrook uses a program
called ‘2 for you,’ a plan to get every parent involved at least two hours each year. The kids at Glenbrook enjoy reading incentives similar to Hillcrest’s and Family fun night as well. In fact, the Glenbrook PTO has an event each month, including a Gambler game, a dance, and the opportunity to egg a teacher’s classroom. Sunnyside Elementary and Glenbrook’s PTOs are very similar. Sunnyside, too, raises money through box tops and instead, of using the ‘2 for you’ program, they use a virtually identical program, ‘3 for me’. The Sunnyside book fairs in fall and spring also contribute to the organization’s funds. The PTO supports a fall festival, a last day-fun day, a family reading night and other educational and entertaining events. Field trips are also sponsored through the PTO. Unlike the district’s other schools, Fairview has a PSO, or parent-staff organization. Through the organization, Fairview has implemented the ‘Dream Machine Recycle Rally’ to raise funds for the programs at their school. All non-alcoholic beverage containers made out of #1 plastic or aluminum can be donated to the Recycle Rally. Book fairs and a bake sale are the main events at Fairview as well as some other monthly happenings. The PSO also has a Facebook page, allowing members to keep up with the organization’s happenings. What’s so important about parent involvement with the schools is that those kids seem to do better in school. It could be the positive influence these adult figures have on their kids or it could just be that having fun is therapeutic. The amount of time and effort it takes to give the kids an exciting balance of fun and education is too much for a few people to take on. That’s why the many people involved with the Pulaski schools, especially the PTO deserve a pat on the back and round of applause.
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
Haiden Holewinski was January’s Optimist Winner at Fairview. Holewinski, who is a second grader, always comes to school with a smile on his face! He’s eager to learn, a great example for classmates, and isn’t afraid to try something new. The staff at the school are very proud of him and his accomplishments.
Third grader Evan DeLisle was Fairview’s Optimist Winner for February. DeLisle goes above and beyond to help his peers whenever possible. If he knows that a friend has to stay in and complete something he offers to stay in and help them. DeLise’s teachers, and the entire staff, are very proud of his positive attitude.
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PCSD conducts extensive listening campaigns on facility needs The Pulaski Community School District is currently seeking community and citizen input about a possible referendum. Should the Pulaski board of education decide to go forward with a referendum in November 2012, improvements could be made to all of the district’s elementary schools, middle school and high school. School district officials have been conducting listening sessions with community members, parents and school district staffs before any final decisions about the possible referendum are made. More listening sessions will be held in the coming weeks. “This is the people’s district, and we want community input before going forward,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner said. “Feedback is an essential part of this process.” The possible referendum comes after years of study. Following the dis-
trict’s 1997 referendum, that provided funding for the new high school building as well as money for the elementary and middle schools, district administration began studying other needs the district had. The study, which began in 2001, examined the need for various building improvements, such as putting an addition on Fairview Elementary, making technology improvements as well as new athletic and aquatic facilities at PHS. Despite the study, however, a referendum was never held. In 2007, the district began studying the need for new athletic and swimming facilities once again. After Lightner was hired in 2008, he, and other district officials, created an “Excellence Task Force” during the 2009-2010 school year. The task force was made up of 50 community members, and studied the district’s need for capital mainte-
nance projects, outdoor athletic and community recreation facilities, community swimming pool and technology needs and updates. Since the 2009-2010 school year, the district, with the help of Miron Construction and Somerville Architects, has continually assessed its facilities needs. While Miron Construction and Somerville Architects have played an important role in the process, under their contract, they have not received any payment from the district. Instead, the companies will only receive funds if the referendum goes forward. Today, more than 10 years after the district began its initial study accessing various needs, Lightner and other district administrators are conducting listening sessions throughout the greater Pulaski community in an effort to determine the future of the district. Although no final decisions have been made yet, there are many possible projects that could be funded by a possible referendum.
Many of the elementary school buildings are behind on repairs, and require work on their roofs, heating and cooling units and flooring areas. Additionally, new athletic, pool facilities and multi-use community space could be built as well. As part of the multi-use space, PACE offices, the Pulaski Community Pantry and the district’s technology offices would be moved as well. Currently, they are housed in aging buildings at Glenbrook Elementary School. “The district has been aggressive the last three years in repairing building needs. However, because many other projects were not fixed in prior years, there are still major needs,” Lightner said. Another major factor driving the need for a referendum is continued decreases in educational funding from the state. Beginning in 1993, school districts in Wisconsin were able to increase their budgets at the same rate as inflation.
That has changed in the last three years, however, and in 2011, the PCSD, like school districts around the state, actually saw its per pupil revenue from the state decreased by $536, compared to increases in previous years. Although the district will see an increase of $50 per student for the 20122013 school year, the increase is still much smaller than in previous years. As a result, a referendum may be necessary to cover the costs of building repairs and other capital improvement projects. “It will become increasingly difficult to make necessary improvements if funding for public education is further reduced,” Lightner said. “We have an obligation and responsibility to our citizens to keep our buildings in good condition.”
Photos of deteriorating facility conditions
Single-pane windows at the middle school allow cool air in and reduce energy efficiency.
The roof at PCMS shows considerable wear.
This photo, taken in 1990, is of the pipes at the PCMS pool. Since then, the condition has worsened. The pipes are rusting, thin and there is a high risk of puncture or damage if we were to snake in a camera for updated photographs or attempt repairs.
The parking lot at Hillcrest Elementary School is just one of many of the parking lots throughout the PCSD in need of repairs.
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Photos of deteriorating facility conditions
The building exterior of PCMS shows the need for mortar repairs so that the brick can continue to maintain the building structure.
Fairview Elementary still has its original boiler from 1968. Replacing the unit would increase energy efficiency at the school.
Fans must use portable toilets when attending athletic events at the PCMS field. The field is used more than 40 times a year.
The tile throughout Glenbrook Elementary is broken and torn in various places. Because it is made from asbestos, it must be covered or removed to comply with current safety guidelines.
The tile at Fairview Elementary is broken and torn throughout the building. Since the tile is made from asbestos, repair is not an option.
Varsity field turf conditions at PCMS are poor, and affected by high usage. More than 40 events are held on the field each year.
This will be the first in a series of articles on a possible PCSD referendum.
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KOF honors contest winners
Fifth grader Taylor Housey, sixth grader Jason Dietrich, seventh grader Jeffrey Ai and eighth grader Aidan Glacer were the winners of the Knights of Columbus Knowledge Math Contest.
Fifth grader Erin Liang, sixth grader Hannah Petroll, seventh grader Natalie Nickerson and eighth grader Rachel Malcheski were this year’s winners for the Knights of Columbus Knowledge Spelling Contest.
by Matt Zey On Friday Jan. 20, 2012, The Knights of Columbus hosted their annual spelling and math knowledge contest, testing students grades five through eight. The contest has been a much-anticipated event by students and parents alike for more than 20 years. First place winners from each grade level advance to the next level in Kaukauna on March 3. Winners from that competition then advance to the state level competition. Students take a written test consisting of 50 questions, each worth one or two points. The questions get harder as the testee gets deeper into the exam.
The fifth grade students are the top five from each school in each category. Middle teachers choose the top students in each category and are not limited in the number of contestants. It’s a fun contest to see because there are all kinds of athletic contests but this one is unique. You even see a lot of the athletes here too,” said Bill Larscheid, Chairman of the knowledge contest. Students advancing to Kaukauna in Spelling are: Erin Liang, grade 5; Hannah Petroll, grade 6; Natalie Nickerson, grade 7; Rachel Malcheski, grade 8. Students advancing to Kaukauna in math are: Taylor Tousey, grade 5; Jason Dietrich, grade 6; Jeffrey Ai, grade 7 and Aidan Glacer, grade 8.
PHS drama makes final “Aida” preparations In two weeks, “Aida,” a musical with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tom Rice, will hit the stage at Pulaski High School. As opening night draws near, the students, staff and volunteers make their final adjustments, and the show transforms into a masterpiece. Set within the sands of Egypt, the musical tells the story of Aida, a Nubian princess captured and brought into slavery. As the plot intensifies, she falls in love with Radames, an Egyptian military commander--and the son of the Pharaoh. Both must choose between their love for each other and their loyalty to their people. Although generally considered a “feminine” production, “Aida” combines a twisted love story with a series of battle scenes and sword fights to make a show that is sure to please all. James Uelmen, sophomore at Pulaski High School and actor for the part of Radames, is one of the only male parts in the play, but believes other men would be attracted to the show because of its fighting scenes as well as the modern songs. He is not bothered by his role, however, and has enjoyed getting to know his female costars. He also enjoys the sense of accomplishment he gets as he learns his songs and other final show preparations. For Uelmen, the hardest part of getting prepared has been working on his lines and his scenes. “I practice lines every night for around 30 minutes,” Uelmen said. “I practice dialogue with my sister.” Uelmen’s sister, Kimberly, had the lead in the PHS musical “Hello Dolly” three years ago. She played the role of Dolly. Indeed, the cast and crew of “Aida” have been working since before winter break to perfect the show. As opening night approaches excitement bristles through the drama department at PHS. “It’s really nerve-wracking,” Raegan Niemela, actres who plays Aida, said. “I haven’t been in musical since eighth grade, so it’s a bit of a blast from the past, too.” Come February 18, the audience will get a blast from the past as well, for as the story unfolds, they will travel back to the Old Kingdom, where a pharaoh rules and treasonous thoughts haunt the Egyptian people. Tickets are six dollars apiece and are on sale now at the Pulaski High School office. Show times are February 18 and 25 at 7 p.m. and February 19 and 26 at 2 p.m..
Kozlovsky directs State Honors Band
PCMS students Destin Wernicke, Nolan Kozlovsky and Evan Haas stand with PCMS Band Director Tim Kozlovsky. Haas, Wernicke and Kozlovsky participated in the State Honors Band with Tim Kozlovsky director. (Picture courtesy of Rolean Wernicke)
by Casey Frank Tim Kozlovsky is the director of the Pulaski Area Community Band, the Pulaski Community Middle School Jazz program, the high school pit band and volunteers frequently with the Pulaski High School Red Raider Marching Band. Now he can add State Honors Band Director to his list of accomplishments. Tim Kozlovsky has been a school band director for 22 years, and has been working at PCMS for 12 years. The honors band played on January 21 at
the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School “My favorite part of the day was definitely the final concert,” said Kozlovsky. “The band played to a packed house of supportive parents and music educators from across the state. It was a long and exhausting day but the appreciation from the parents and colleagues made it all worthwhile.” Three PCMS musicans took part in the honors band: Evan Haas, Destin Wernicke and Nolan Kozlovsky.
PHS to host engineering and STEM career day The Pulaski High School technology and engineering education department will be hosting an engineering and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career day on Friday, February 24 in the PHS TEE Computer Lab. The event will feature two sessions. The first session, which will last from 9:28 a.m. until 10:21 a.m., will allow students to discuss career options. The second session, which will begin at 10:26 a.m. and last until 11:26a.m., will feature discussions for students about their post-secondary options once they have graduated high school. A panel discussion, with speakers from numerous area colleges and companies, including the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Michigan Tech University, MCL, Wisconsin
Public Service, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Northeast Wisconsin Technology College and more, will be on hand to answer students questions and provide real-world insight. Lunch will also be provided for guests and presenters from 12:00 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. The department hopes the day will provide students with an opportunity to better understand the types of engineering careers are available once they graduate from PHS. The event will also help students better understand what classes to take while they are still in high school. For more information about the engineering and STEM career day, please contact PHS teacher Harley Griesbach at (920)-822-6781 or by emailing hmgriesbach@pulaskischools. org
Pulaski grads receive honors The following Pulaski area students were named received honors at their respective college for the fall 2011 semester: University of WisconsinMadison: Shane M Berken, School of Pharmacy, Honor Roll; Andrew Richard Borzych, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Alexandra Jordan Douglas, School of Education, Dean’s List; Courtney Joy Holdt, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean’s List; Kevin Michael Ripley, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List; Eric James Schwartz, School of Human Ecology, Dean’s High Honors; Alexander Thomas Slezewski, School of Business, Dean’s List and Timothy Michael Stone, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List. University of WisconsinEau Claire: Jennifer Bukowiec, Nursing and Health Sciences, nursing; Megan Dudek, Arts and Sciences, biochemistry/ molecular biology; Emily
Gazella, Arts and Sciences, psychology; Kayla La Plante, Education and Human Sciences, chemistry; Brianna Niemi, Education and Human Sciences, social work; Eric Scott, Business, information systems; Bryan Sesko, Business, business finance and Blake Smith, Arts and Sciences, physics. University of WisconsinLaCrosse: Andriana C Angeli, Psychology Major; Kathlyn J Braun, Marketing Major; Chelsea M Clark, Exercise and Sport Science Major: Physical Education and Miranda R Wendt, Exercise and Sport Science Major: Exercise Science - Fitness Track. University of WisconsinStevens Point: Alyssa J Hotter, Highest Honors ; Kelsey G Lang, Highest Honors ; Calysta S Phalen, High Honors ; Alecia B Richards, Highest Honors ; Shyekara R Smith, High Honors ; Mitchell J Socha, Highest Honors ; Kimberly M Uelmen, Highest Honors and Wesley R Vomastic, Honors.
Sports Senior Profiles
Name: Kristin Boerst Sport/Activity: Track/Field Age: 17 Position: Distance Runner Years Played: 6 years Favorite Subject: Spanish Post High School Plans: Carroll University as Physical Therapy and minor in Spanish Favorite High School Memory: Homecoming Favorite Food: Spaghetti Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Jason Aldean Hobbies: Running Favorite TV Show: Vampire Diaries Goal for the season: Try to make it to state Rivals: Bay Port and Green Bay Preble
Name: John Pionek Sport/Activity: Bowling Age: 17 Position: Team 1 Years Played: 3 Favorite Subject: Spanish Post High School Plans: Attend NWTC for business Favorite High School Memory: Everyday Treasure Favorite Food: Subway Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Country/ Blake Shelton Hobbies: Reading and bowling Favorite TV Show: Burn Notice Goal for the season: Break 200 Rivals: Bay Port and DePere
Pulaski bowling advances by Teri Lewins fter a season of practices A and matches, the Pulaski High School bowling team began sectional competition in late January. The Pulaski boys bowling team competed against Ashwaubenon on Friday, January 27 for the singles sectional competition, while the girls team bowled at Willow Creek Lanes on Monday, January 30 for their sectional competition. Rachel Huben was the only Pulaski bowler to qualify individually for state, with 79.63 fill percentage. The top four bowlers automatically qualified to move on to the state meet. Pulaski bowlers were able to compete together during the team sectionals. The boys match was held on Friday, February 3 and the girls competed on Wednesday, February 1. Both the boys and girls competitions were held at Riviera Lanes.
The boys team took tenth place at sectionals, with a 3-9 record. The girls team took third, behind Green Bay Preble and Bay Port, with a 10-2 record. The Wisconsin State Bowling competition will be held in the upcoming weeks. The Pulaski girls team, made up of Rachel Huben, Teri Lewins, Janelle Berna, Melissa Skalecki and Heather Tossava, will be competing together at the match. While none of the boys will advance on to the state match, team members Brandyn Horn and Devin Wellner were proud of this season’s accomplishments. “The best part about bowling is you get to be with your friends and have a good time,” said Horn. “I also got a chance to improve my skills throughout the four years that I’ve been bowling in high school.”
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” ~William Arthur Ward
Thursday, February 2012, 2012
Pulaski pool goes green
Fifth graders win tournament
First area school district with salt-chlorine generator The Pulaski School District’s community pool “go green” this week when a new salt chlorine generation system is installed. Pulaski will be the first area school district to use a salt chlorine generation system to keep its pool clean. The system will be installed on Friday, February 10. Unlike traditional chlorine pool systems, the salt chlorine generation will reduce costs for the district and increase safety, all while decreasing the environmental impact of the pool. “The school district wants to continue to be a leader for the community,” Pulaski aquatics director Cory Krizizke said. “This is a win-win situation for everyone.” In terms of financial benefits, the school district will no longer have to spend as much money to sanitize the pool, as salt chlorine generation systems reduce the use of chemicals by 80 percent. Also, unlike traditional pool cleaning systems, new chemicals will not need to be added on a regular basis; the salt generation system provides consistent protection. It will also make the pool environment safer and healthier for guests and employees, since it decreases the amount of chemicals the district will need to handle and store. Swimmers, however, will likely notice the biggest change. Unlike traditional chlorine systems, a salt generation system is not harsh on swim suits, eyes or skin. And, unlike what most people might expect, the use of salt does not give the user the feeling (or taste) that they might expect if they were swimming in the ocean. With the pool used by Pulaski Community members of all ages, from the Red Raider Swim teams to senior citizens, the benefits of the system will likely be welcome news to residents throughout the area. “The use of this new system means there will be no more chlorine smell, and less wear and tear on suits and equipment,” Krizizke said. The system is also transferable, so that if a new pool is built in the future, the salt generation system could be moved as well, making the savings and benefits easily transferable if a new Pulaski Community pool is built.
submitted by Rachel Johnson The Junior Red Raiders 5th Grade Boy’s Tournament Basketball Team who participated in Pulaski varsity basketball coach Dave Shaw’s Pulaski Hoops Club Tournament on Saturday, January 21, 2012, took first place. Pictured are team members Wes Glime, Bryce Bishop, Eli Armstrong, Zac Staszak, Brody Olson, Carson Williquette, Cody Lindquist, Jimmy Brouillard, Sam Brodhagen, Casey Lambert, JD Johnson, Cole Ahrens, Nic Hanke, and Ryan McDermid. Teammate, Ellis Kozlovsky was not available for the photo. The team’s coaches are Todd Guztman, Jeff Bishop, Mark Glime and Jeff Williquette. The Pulaski Junior Red Raiders Basketball Program has 25, 5th grade boys participating in the 2011-2012 season. Team Red is coached by Todd Stiede, and the team members are Cayden Egnarski, Dylan Hendricks, Conrad Hillesheim, Alec Jonet, Andrew Kane, Logan Lukasik, Nick Redlin, Trevor Stiede, Beau Warden and Connor Warden. All Junior Red Raiders are learning about and experiencing the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.
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7th grade PYO finishes strong season
submitted by Kelly Anklam he 7th Grade Pulaski PYO girls basketball teams concludT ed their highly successful season with a win at the Pulaski tournament on January 7. Both teams captured first place in their brackets, going undefeated for the tournament. The teams also won the West DePere tournament on December 18. Pictured are:Coach Roger Ripley, Sydney Ripley, Rylie Anklam, Emily Stachura, Jena Socha, Liz Pautz, Marie Berna, Hayley Splan, Coach Darrell Splan, Gabbie Hinderman, Kelsey Berna, Brianna Bogucki, Emily Schuettpelz, Brooke Schauer, Allysa Tonn, Nadia May and Annie Matuszak.
Red Raiders boys basketball maintain successful record by Sam Schwartz ith only two losses on the W season so far, the Pulaski boys basketball team continues to push towards the finish of an already great season. Despite a recent loss to rival school Bay Port 50-42, according to many, the Red Raiders are right where they expected to be at this point in the season: a top conference competitor, a team to beat and a top ranked team in division two. The team’s overall season record is 14-2, and 9-2 in conference play, which puts Pulaski third in the Fox River Classic Conference. The team is among the top teams in the FRCC, arguably one of the most competitive conferences in the state with four state ranked teams, three of which are ranked in division one. Throughout the season thus far, the team has taken on some tough competition, such as Notre Dame, Bay Port, De Pere and Green Bay Southwest. Despite falling short in a very close match-up with De Pere and splitting games 1-1 with Bay Port, the boys have had nothing short of a successful year. As the third ranked team
in division two in the state, the team has truly earned much respect from area teams and coaches. “We have worked to get better everyday and continue to improve,” said junior guard Jordan Stiede. “As a team we all work well together and know that if we play to our full potential, anything is possible this year.” With only three games left in regular season play, the Raiders hope to finish strong in the FRCC and make a statement in post-season play as a first year, division-two team. Although Pulaski has faced some tough competition already, the duration of the season is no exception. The Raiders will travel to Manitowoc Lincoln on February 14 and face-off against Sheboygan North at home in two of their final three regular season games this year. Both teams are ranked just below Pulaski in conference play. The last regular season game will be held on February 23 at home, against Sheboygan South.
Wrestling /from front page beating the Red Devils 52-17. Ian Woest, Bradley Prentice, Michael Frehse, Jacob Syndergaard, Anthony Rottier and Nick Reed all beat their opponents. John Horton, Brett Zahn, Gavin Henn, Sequoya Rasmussen, Brady McGuire, Max Mijal and Travis Anklam all took home victories for the junior varsity squad. After strong performances throughout the regular season, the Red Raider wrestling team members and coaches are looking forward to the postseason competition.
Kennedy/ from front page
“I think I can bring a lot of enthusiasm and a proven track record to the program,” Kennedy said. “As long as we can get the kids to buy into that, I think things can be pretty special here.” Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he was a defensive lineman for Coach John O’Grady. He also served as an assistant coach at the school after graduating. He began his educational career in Florida and coached in Illinois before moving to Kenosha. Coach Kennedy, his wife Melissa, who is a teacher in the Kenosha School District, and their two daughters, will be moving to the Pulaski community in the coming months. According to Kennedy, he plans to travel to Pulaski one day each week throughout the remainder of the 2011-2012 school year, and is looking forward to meeting with the staff, students and parents in the coming months. “I’ve heard great things about here [Pulaski], or I never would have accepted the position,” Kennedy said. Kennedy replaces former Red Raider football coach Gary Westerman who, after a one year stint as head football coach at Pulaski, stepped down to coach the Bay Port Pirates football team.
Girls basketball plans for strong finish
The Red Raiders girls basketball team huddles together at mid-court before taking on their rivals, the Bay Port Pirates, at home on Tuesday, January 31. Despite their efforts, Pulaski ultimately lost 35-32.
The Pulaski Red Raider girls basketball team is approaching the end of their conference season. On Tuesday, January 31, the girls faced one of their toughest competitions of the season: the Bay Port Pirates. These two rivals battled neck and neck on the Red Raiders home court. Both teams had the crowd at the edge of their seat with a fast-paced ball game. Racking in points, Bay Port ended the first quarter with a four point lead of 13-9. By the end of the first half, Pulaski had fired up a fine frenzy. Megan Coenen, senior guard and captain, was hot on the three point line, pouring in two outside shots, along with two jump shots, bringing Pulaski ahead 23-19. “We moved the ball pretty well in the first half and ran our offense the way we wanted to. We also started in a man to man defense which we usually don’t use very much, but we played it very well and hard,” said Coenen. Inching their way back into the game, Bay Port used a 1-3-1 defense, which had Pulaski struggling to penetrate the lane. As the Pirates went on a hot streak, Pulaski was facing an uphill battle. These girls gave the Pirates a run for their money, but fell short in the last 30 seconds of the final half.
Pulling away with a score of 35-32, the Bay Port Pirates were able to seal the win. Although Pulaski was defeated with a loss, these dedicated girls never surrendered a shot. The Lady Raiders were able to redeem the loss when they faced Green Bay Southwest on February 3, beating the Trojans 37-26. Pulaski made eight free-throws during the fourth quarter to pull ahead. Team members Mallory Nickerson and Alison Blackford were also able to deliver strong performances, contributing 15 points and 10 points, respectively. Despite the bumpy season, team members are proud of this season’s accomplishments and hope to finish strong. “I think our season is improving, our record isn’t what we would like it to be, but we are working hard every day in practice and hopefully we will get it up by the end of the season,” said Coenen. During their practices, team members are working on new techniques to challenge their opponents with in their upcoming games. The Red Raiders will take on Manitowoc Lincoln on Friday, February 10 at home before traveling to Sheyboygan North on Thursday, February 16.
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Business PCSD examines possible service contracts
In an effort to help control costs and balance the budget, the Pulaski Community School District will seek proposals for contracted transportation, food and custodial services. Seeking the proposals does not guarantee that the district will hire the outside firms, however. Currently, the district’s food service employees, bus drivers and custodial staff are PCSD employees. The district also owns its own buses and fuel tanks, as well as the land in the Village of Pulaski where the buses are presently housed. It is possible that if the district does decide to hire outside firms to meet its food, custodial or transportation needs, the proposal could require that all current employees be retained at their present benefit and wage level. It is not clear what the wage and/or benefit level of any new employees hired would be. Like many other districts throughout Wisconsin, the PCSD has faced increased budget restraints in recent years, particularly during the 2011-2012 school year when per pupil revenue, received from the state, was cut by $532 a student. While most of these cuts were offset by increased employee contributions to health care and retirement funds, the district is still projecting a $600,000 budget shortfall for the 2012-2013 school year, even with an increase in state funding of $50 per student. “Everyone has felt it in the last couple of years, either with frozen wages or reduced benefits,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner said at a Pulaski Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1. During the meeting, roughly 20 current and past PCSD employees, as well as community members, spoke out against the potential outsourcing. Kathy Fischer, head cook
at Pulaski High School, highlighted the changes that the school’s kitchen staff made during the past year in an effort to make the lunches healthier for students and staff. The staff has also worked to respond to students’ requests and dietary needs, Fischer added. “If you look into out-sourcing, will you have this cooperation or control over the menu?” Fischer asked board members. “We are all very dedicated to our jobs--- I love what I do. We are community members and tax payers. Our kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews attended or have attended school here.” Ultimately, however, school board members decided it was in the tax payers best interests to seek more information on contract services. The board is responsible for roughly a $42 million budget each school year, which includes staffing and employee benefits as well as building upkeep and technology needs. “We value every single person that works for the district. We see it, we live it,” school board president Trina Townsend said. “But we also need to be fiscally responsible and make sure we’re doing the right thing. If we look at contracting services, it doesn’t mean that’s what we’re going to do. The decisions aren’t easy for us to make.” As the board moves forward, they plan to seek multiple proposals per service area. The contracted companies will likely be brought into the district’s schools, where they will tour the facilities and meet with current employees. The district hopes to have proposals finalized by the end of March so they can begin crafting an accurate budget for the 2012-2013 school year before the end of the current school year.
Dynamic Designs holds lunch seminar
Tammy Brzezkowski, of Dynamic Designs presents a power point to businesses on new promotional products and apparel for 2012. The seminar and lunch was hosted by Dynamic Designs Unlimited, and held at Premier Bank in Pulaski.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Trustee candidate profiles/ contineud from page 6 Keith Chambers 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? A few years ago we began a project with the intention to bring senior citizen assisted living to Pulaski. Unfortunately we lost a great opportunity. It truly is unfortunate because as it is now we have no way to allow ageing citizens who can no longer maintain their home, yards, or afford their homes to continue living in the community. We need to provide a way to allow elders to independently live in town.
Name: Richard Styczynski Children/ Spouse: Married, 4 children 7 grandchildren Education: Pulaski High School diploma Current Employment: Selfemployed 1. Why are you running for this position? I’ve been there a long time and I like what I’ve done. I’m looking forward to moving the village forward. I like the competition and being involved. 2. What qualifications would make you a good trustee? I’ve been on the board for 20 years. I’ve served for 2 years, Post season veterans post 178 first voice commander of vets post 160 Pulaski, Angelica member of Pulaski American Legion Post 337, Past state commander of Polish Legion American Veterans. 3. What would you like to see happen to the downtown Pulaski area affected by the December 2011 fire? I would like to see if the previous owners can build a new bowling ally, or a nice restaurant with a dance hall. 4. What do you think can be done to increase development and bring business to Pulaski? We work on that every meeting, we recently purchased some land north of the village for industry and we hope to get something put in there this summer. 5. What do you think are the most important issues that Pulaski residents will face during the next two years? How do you plan to resolve these issues? Taxes, repair roads, bring in industry. 6. What do you see as some of the most positive aspects of Pulaski? Great school district, good water department and a good public works department. 7. Is there anything else you’d like to add? I don’t like to look back at the years I’ve served and what I have done for the village in the past, instead I would rather look at what I can do and how i can save the tax payers some money.
Citizens Bank donates historic bank books
Karen Welcing, manager of the Pulaski branch of Citizen’s Bank, stands with Pulaski Historical Society Vice President Larry Puzen and board member Rock Mannigel. Citizens recently found band ledger books dating back to the early 1900’s, when the bank began. The books were donated to the Pulaski Historical Society.
Births and Deaths Births
WED., JAN. 25, 2012 FILIPIAK, Ashley, Pulaski, and TATE, Spencer, Menasha, son. THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012 PALUCH, Kristin and Andy, Pulaski, son. FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012 MATHEYS, Kerri, and ALLEN, Josh, Little Suamico, son. MUSCAVITCH, Stephenie, and VAN EVERY, Brad, Oneida, daughter. NOTE: Births announcements are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. To place an obituary in the Pulaski News and on the Pulaski News website without a picture, there will be a $15 fee. To place one with a picture will cost $25. Please have your funeral home director email it to us at pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.
Lorraine Banaszynski, 91, Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of Pulaski and Milwaukee, died peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2012, in Las Vegas. The daughter of Frank and Anna (Tolksdorf) Nowak was born August 1, 1920 in the town of Angelica. On November 21, 1940, she married Roman Banaszynski in Pulaski. The couple made their home in Milwaukee. Lorraine was always pleasant and she always had a smile on her face. She loved her children and her
grandchildren. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Dulio, Kenosha and Renee (Dennis) Maisa, Las Vegas, NV; a daughter-in-law, Loretta; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, a brother, Chester (Jackie) Nowak, her good friend and companion, Edward Morel, Las Vegas; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roman, on February 26, 2001; a son, Kenneth, on March 19, 2011, a son-in-law, Mario Dulio, in 1997, and several brothers and sisters. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Reitmeyer, E. Daniel
Daniel E. Reitmeyer, 57, Kunesh, died unexpectedly Monday, January 30, 2012. The son of Edward and Evelyn (Baber) Reitmeyer was born April 10, 1954 in Waupun and was a 1973 graduate of Green Bay West High School. On October 4, 1980, he married Karen Kabara at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski. Daniel worked for the Green Bay School District for the past 32 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at the family cottage. He also enjoyed woodworking. “We love you and will miss you, dad.” Survivors include his wife, Karen; one son, Jon Reitmeyer and two daughters, Kelly Jo Reitmeyer and Kayla Reitmeyer, all of Pulaski; his sister, Cathy Clark and her daughter, Jenny (Jeff) Clark, Green Bay; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Kabara, Pulaski; sisters-inlaw, Patricia (Doug) Rettmann, Pulaski and Christina Kabara, Green Bay; brother-in-law, Ed (Kathy) Kabara, Pulaski; nieces and nephews, Brian and Jessie (Dave), Jed, Wyatt, Edward “Al” (LaVera), Noah, and Sadie; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by infant children Nicholas, Joseph, and Katie; his parents; a brother-in-law, Gary Clark, and his father-in-law, Ed Kabara. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.marnochafuneralhome.com
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Sunnyside students’ artwork honored for YAM Artwork to be displayed throughout February at UW Sheboygan Sunnyside students Josie Steeno, Madelin Pagel and Casey Lambert will have their artwork on display for the 2012 Wisconsin North East Regional Youth Art Month Show. The school’s art teacher, Jessica Rosenberg, selected the students’ artwork to represent Sunnyside at the Northeast Regional Show. “These three students are extremely hard-working and deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” said Rosenberg. “I selected these students’ artwork because of how well-crafted and beautiful each work of art is. I wish them the best of luck in the show.” Sunnyside principal Erik Olson echoed similar comments, adding that he was very proud of the students for their work and praised the school’s art department on its success. “The quality of art experience that are provided for all our students are very special,” Olson said. The students will have their artwork on display at the University of Wisconsin Sheboygan at the Fine Arts Building. The artwork will be on display from February 5 until February 24. The show officially opened on Sunday, February 5, with a reception from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., and included an award ceremony at 2:00 p.m. Casey Lambert’s artwork was chosen to go onto the Youth Art Month Celebration held at the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in Madison from March 17 until March 30. Lambert’s artwork will also be eligible for awards. The state’s annual Youth Art Month Celebration will be held on March 30 at noon in the rotunda of the State Capitol Building. Congratulations to these Sunnyside artists and their amazing talents. Be sure to check ou the Youth Art Month Northeast Regional Show at UW-Sheboygan as well as all of the other Youth Art Month activities throughout the upcoming weeks.
Casey Lambert’s artwork, “Rainbow Leaves” was selected for the YAM show this month. Lambert is a fifth grader at Sunnyside.
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