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THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
VOLUME LXXII, NO.15
Pulaski wraps-up successful Polka Days celebration
Members of the New Generation Polka Band take the stage on Thursday, July 19, as part of Pulaski Polka Day’s annual “Buck Night” kick-off. New Generation was one of more than 20 polka bands from around the country that attended the annual polka festival. See more photos on pages 8 and 9.
by Jordan Stiede and Kalli Seglund For 34 years, Pulaski has welcomed polka fans from around the country for the annual Polka Days Celebration, and this year was another success. The famous “Buck Night” on Thursday, July 19 beginning at 5:00 p.m. drew 8,000 Polka fans to the grounds for a night of entertainment. In total, roughly 15,000 individuals traveled to Pulaski during the weekend as part of the event. The Miss Pulaski Polka Days was also Thursday evening. Eight contestants competed in this year’s contest, and all were on hand to see who would win the crown. According to Geri Kuczer, the judging this year was changed compared to previous years. This July, the girls began the process by answering four questions within two minutes during a face-to-face interview with the five judges on Wednesday. During Polka Days on Thursday, the girls were judged on how they presented themselves to the crowd
and interacted. To determine a winner, the judges totalled the scores and then averaged them to get a final score. This year’s runner up for Junior Miss Pulaski Polka Days was Keelie Otto while her twin sister, Gabrielle Otto, was named winner of Junior Miss Pulaski Polka Days. For the older girls, Shianna Gracyalny was the runner up of Miss Pulaski Polka Days and Ashley Kaczmarowski was crowned Miss Pulaski Polka Days. “Buck Night” ended with a firework show presented by the American Tradition Fireworks of Sobieski around dusk, although people still continued to polka and listen to the music during the firework show as well. The following day at 3:00 p.m., polka fans had the opportunity to dance all day and listen to the various bands such as Polka Country Musicians from Connecticut and Dyversaco from Minnesota for the low cost of $10. “People really enjoyed the bands,” said Harold Otto, Chairman of Pulaski Polka
Days. “It was the best lineup ever.” On Saturday morning, July 21, the Pulaski Area Swim Club (PASC) held their annual 5K Polka Trot. There was also a children’s run/walk that morning. All funds from the event will go towards the PASC. Besides the walk/run event, people enjoyed the Juried Arts and Crafts Fair held from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. along Pulaski Street. Local vendors sold unique items from yard decorations to clothing and candles. The shoppers could also relax and enjoy food and refreshments being sold as well. On Sunday morning, the celebration wrapped up with the Pancake and Porkie Breakfast at Pulaski Polka Days Grounds from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. where people could enjoy a breakfast meal. Polka Worship Services were held as well for Lutherans and a Catho-
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PCSD finalizes referendum plans
After more than five years of study, the Pulaski Community School District officially finalized plans to move forward with a $29.9 million referendum at its Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, July 11. The original price tag of the referendum hovered near the $46 million mark but, after eight listening sessions with community members around the district, board members scaled back their referendum projects. “We went out, spoke to the community, listened to our taxpayers, and sharpened the pencil,” PCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner. “These updates are desperately needed, and we feel confident that these proposals will not only give our students the facilities they need and deserve, but will ensure that taxpayer money is used as efficiently as possible, as well.” Board members also ap-
proved a second part of the referendum for technology upgrades: a $650,000 revenue cap increase over five years. A revenue cap increase allows school districts to exceed the state mandated revenue caps for needed projects. Currently, the district spends roughly one percent of its total budget on technology, compared to the statewide average of about three percent. The increased revenue would bring the PCSD more in line with the state average while also replacing several hundred aging machines that have reached the end of their life-cycle and can no longer efficiently run new technology. The $29.9 million dollar proposal will result in an estimated 73 cent mill rate increase for individuals living within the PCSD, while a 42 cent mill rate increase would cover technology costs. If both
questions pass, PCSD residents would see a mill-rate increase of roughly $1.15 for five years before it would drop back down to a 73 cent mill rate increase. Interest rates for municipal bond borrowing are at near record-low levels. At their meeting on Wednesday, August 15, Board of Education members are slated to approve resolutions that will bring the referendum to the citizens of the district in November. As part of the $29.9 million proposal, nearly every school in the district would receive updates, upgrades and/or additions. At Fairview Elementary, for example, the building would receive a new gymnasium/ community center (currently, the school only has one multi-
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The exterior of Glenbrook Elementary, like many other schools in the district, is in desperate need of repairs. These repairs would be made, as well as other additions and updates, as part of the district’s referendum proposal.
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P-News Point of View Keep journalism local
by Laura Cortright “People didn’t think much about the beef they were eating until someone exposed the practice of putting so-called ‘pink slime’ into ground beef,” said Ryan Smith in an interview with Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalism stationed in Florida. “Once it came out, the food industry moved quickly to change it. I feel like companies like Journatic are providing the public ‘pink slime’ journalism.” Although the pink slime issue is old news, Journatic, a company that writes and sells articles to newspapers, claims to be the future of journalism. The question is whether or not that’s a good thing. Here’s the beef on Smith’s, story, fast-food style, covered in that yummy slime: Smith was your regularJoe journalist—a good guy, a man who took pride in writing quality news stories. So when he took his job at Journatic, he assumed that it would be like any other reporting job: He’d get an assignment, research the story and write the article. Easy enough, right? Apparently, there’s such a thing as too easy. Journatic focuses on quantity. Not quality. It is, in essence, an assembly line of workers across the country and across the world who work together to write articles as fast as possible. People from the Philippines, who can be paid cheaper wages than their American counterparts, write the first drafts of articles, often just pulling information from the professional social networking website LinkedIn (which often provides an individual’s short professional biography) or other websites with similar information. Then, the articles are sent to people like Smith who edit and fill in gaps. When they’re done, the finished products are shipped to newspapers such as BlockShopper, Journatic’s sister company, the Houston Chronicle and Newsday, the country’s 11th most circulated newspaper. Journatic has a theory. Evidently, you don’t have to live in a town in order to write an article about it. In fact, you don’t even have to set foot in the country or speak fluent English. You can get all the information you need online, and every article you write can hover under the same dry format. Right. Because people who read newspapers only want the facts. The feeling behind the information, if
you stick with Journatic’s theory, means nothing. And as people read the company’s blasé articles, seeing that same format repeatedly, they are sure to stay interested. Perhaps I’m being harsh. But what if papers like Pulaski News—where reporters like me actually care about the town—surrendered to the pink slime? How would our newspaper and its readers suffer? Because people who write the articles for Journatic live across the country (or even across the world), mistakes go unnoticed. Or, if they are noticed, sometimes people just don’t care enough to fix them. After all, if a reporter from Tennessee is paid $12 for an article that will be published in the Houston Chronicle and it takes three hours to write the thing, he’s not going to take the time to double check facts—especially if he doesn’t know the people who the article will affect. Instead, the guy will just continue with the assembly line and try to dish out as many $12 articles as possible to earn a decent wage. Most of Pulaski News’ article ideas come from interacting with the community and experiencing events from a local point of view. When the bowling alley burned down, Pulaski was devastated, but we rose from the ashes and worked together to heal what was broken. Polka Days, with its bright music, polka dancing and Polish munchies, brings an atmosphere that is unparalleled. As the Red Raider Marching Band prepared for the Tournament of Roses, excitement bristled through the area, for the entire community shared the band’s pride. Would someone in the Philippines, someone who has no idea what the Pulaski culture is, really be able to capture the mood in any of these events? No, of course not. And I would never be able to write a good article for something that happened in the Philippines—unless I traveled there, conducted interviews and gained a sense of the community. You know what else is interesting (and somewhat disturbing) about Journatic? Many of the company’s stories that appeared in the Chicago Tribune to the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Sun-Times, used fake bylines. Amy Anderson, Kristine Scott, Sam Andrews, Dina Andrews, Angie Barrett, John Simon, Scott Johnson, Jimmy
Finkel—none of these people exist. Or, if they do, they were not the ones who wrote articles for Journatic. But they got credit for the work. This American Life, a National Public Radio program also available as a podcast on iTunes, reported that after an overseas worker finished writing an article, she had a choice of two names: She could either be Ginny Cox or Glenda Smith. She chose to be Ginny Cox, and that’s the name that got stamped on the byline. If, as Journatic claims, there’s nothing wrong with hiring reporters from foreign countries to write local news articles, why go to the trouble of making fake names to hide their identities? Companies like Walmart, Abercrombie and Fitch, Hanes and Kohl’s outsourced labor. Is journalism really going to follow that path, too, as advertised by Journatic? I hope not. However, for all the criticisms that have been flung at Journatic, the company does pose a valid point: Newspapers, just like everywhere else, are being forced to lower budgets and cut costs. That’s the never-ending story, right? Nobody ever gets to spend more money; people always cut back. So if Journatic can produce more content for less money, it’s no wonder why newspapers are turning to the big guys. Sure, the quality suffers… but at least papers can meet deadlines without emptying their pockets to pay American workers. If newspapers don’t want to employ companies like Journatic, what else can be done? Money is a real problem, and Journatic was the solution for the Houston Chronicle, Newsday and others across the country. There is no easy fix. Of course, smaller towns can follow Pulaski News’ lead and have students write the articles, but that would be a bit more difficult for papers like Newsday, which serves Long Island and other suburbs of New York City. If you have any ideas for how newspapers can save money, please send in your ideas or post them to our Facebook page. I know the economy sucks, but come on. Perhaps, if we work together, we can find a better solution and put that pink slime back where it belongs: the garbage.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
ABVM to host closing anniversary celebration
Police department welcomes new part-time officers The Pulaski Police Department recently added three new part-time officers to their staff. According to Pulaski Police Chief Randal Dunford, the officers were hired to replace vacancies within the part-time staffing. The department uses parttime officer staffing to fill vacancies in the schedule due to vacation requests, officer training or illness. Part time staffing also allows the department to fill the vacant shifts while alleviating overtime expenses. The officers still receive the state-mandated service training from their primary employing police agency, or they attended the training with the Pulaski Police Department, Dunford added. The most recent officer hired, Kyle Betzner, resigned in April to accept a position in another part of state and recently moved back to the area. “We are happy to have Officer Betzner back with us,” Dunford said. “He was originally hired in 2009 and has done an excellent job for us. We are able to plug Kyle in with no additional training, which is a plus.” Officer Brent Wozniak is a resident of Green Bay and currently works full time as a security officer for St. Mary’s Hospital. Brent’s wife, Eve, is a teacher for the Howard-Suamico School District and they have one son, Bret. Wozniak previously worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator but has always had a desire to work in law enforcement and made the decision to go back to school and eventually earned an Associate Degree from NWTC. Officer Shane Breitenbach
is a resident of rural Pulaski and currently works full time as a welder/mechanic for heavy equipment. Breitenbach also works as a part-time police officer for Gillett Police Department and Shawano County Sheriff’s Department. Breitenbach also decided to pursue his life’s dream of being a police officer and recently went back to school at NWTC, before graduating in December of 2011. Breitenbach’s wife, Mandy is a respiratory therapist for St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals and they have one son, Collin. Overall, the Pulaski Village Board approved eight part-time officer slots with in the police department. The remaining officers are as follows: Officer Greg Steenbach is a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy and has been with Pulaski since 2000; Officer Don VanDeVen is a Brown County Corrections Officer and has been with Pulaski since 2009; Officer Kurt Kitzman is police officer for Shawano Police Department and has been with Pulaski since 2009; Officer Zach Schultz was previously employed as a Brown County Telecommunicator and is also a part-time police officer with Seymour Police Department and has been with Pulaski since 2010; officer John Flannery is Law Enforcement Instructor for NWTC, and was previously employed with Brown County Sheriff’s Department and is also a part-time police officer for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department. “We have an excellent pool of part-time officers and they do a tremendous job for us,” Dunford said.
Brent Wozniak was recently sworn in as a part-time officer for the Pulaski Police Department.
Shane Breitenbach was named a part-time office in Pulaski.
Super Ron’s owner John Ullmer presents members of the American Legion with a check after the store held a fundraiser for the organization.
Super Ron’s raises funds for local veterans by Teri Lewins Super Ron’s and members of the American Legion Post #337 recently teamed up to raise money for local veterans and the VFW. Super Ron’s began fundraising last year and held multiple brat fries as well as numerous raffles to raise the money for the veterans and the VFW. Super Ron’s collected more than $4,500 for local veterans. Various vendors also contributed to the raffles, including Pepsi Co, Orv’s Pizza, Coca Cola, Seven Up bottling, Nabisco and more. Tracey Young, a member of the American Legion involved with the fundraising project, said part of the reason why the group picked Super Ron’s for the fundraiser was because of
the store’s central location and all of the traffic it gets, especially during the summer. “We try and fundraise at least twice a year,” said Young “It helps raise awareness to those who may not exactly know what we do and what we’re about.” The American Legion raised money for the up keep of the local legion hall, to place flags at the burial sites of the fallen and also puts some of the funds into a joint fund for the veterans. The executive committee is mostly in charge of the fundraising, but everyone at the American Legion is involved with the fundraising specifics. To support the American Legion and the work they do for the veterans, call Dick Blasczyk at (920) 822-5541.
HSHS to hold used book sale The Howard Suamico Historical Society will be holding their used book sale on Thursday, August 9 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Associated Bank on Cardinal Lane in Howard. The sale will be part of the Howard Suamico Community Sidewalk Sale Days. At the used book sale, hardcover books will be available
for $1.00, paperback books will be 50 cents, children’s book will be 25 cents, harlequins will be five for $1.00, magazines will be $1.00 per bundle and VCR tapes will be five for $1.00. After 4:30 p.m., customers will be able to fill a grocery bag with any items they want for only $2.00. For more information visit www.hsbpa.org or call (920) 434-0533.
Dinner tickets are on sale now for Assumption B.V.M.’s closing anniversary celebration. The celebration will be held on Saturday, August 18, at Doxbee’s Banquet Hall, N6744 County Highway C in Seymour. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $20 each, and include dinner, program and music by The Maroszek’s. Tickets can be purchased, until August 10, at the ABVM Parish Rectory, the scrip table at ABVM, Citizen’s Bank, Premier Bank and the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce office. The anniversary’s closing ceremony will also be held on August 18 at 4:00 p.m. with Bishop David Ricken presiding.
Local FVBTC fundraiser to be held by Kalli Seglund The “Journey of Hope” Walk will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin in Appleton to fundraise for the Fox Valley Brain Tumor Coalition (FVBTC). The FVBTC provides brain tumor patients with funds for treatment, support for the patient along with family and friends and necessary funding to support new research. Cheryl Binkowski of Sobieski has two sisters, Chris St. Louis and Lynn Umentum, who have experienced brain tumors, but both are currently brain tumor free. To help raise money for the FVBTC, and to recognize her sisters, she will be manning a booth at the Cornerstone Family Church Picnic on Sunday, August 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The event will be located on the corner of 2780 School Lane/ County B and Reforestation Road. Binkowski will be selling VandeWalle candy bars, jewelry and other miscellaneous items at the booth as a fundraiser for the FVBTC. Other activities at the picnic will include food, games and a dunk tank as well. To donate money to the FVBTC, visit www.fvbtc.org, or contact Binkowski directly at (920) 373-5778, or email 7585 County Road S, Sobieski, WI 54171.
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Kyle Betzner, who previously served on the Pulaski Police Department, was recently sworn in again as a part-time officer for the department.
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August 2012 Monday
5 Community Band Concert @ 6:30 pm @ Shippy Park
Lions Club meeting @ Legion Hall @ 6:00 pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
20 Open Swim 12pm-3pm
26 Open Swim 1pm-5pm
AMVETS meeting @ Legion Hall @ 7:30 pm
PLAV meeting @ Legion Hall @ 7:00 pm
School Board meeting @ PHS Library 6:00 pm
Pulaski Municipal Court
PACE Summer Schools Ends
PACE- Setter M&M Grill Out 11:00am @ PHS
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
PACC Golf Outing @ Crystal Springs 10:30 am Open Swim 12pm-3pm
PACE Flag Football Coachâ€™s Meeting Glenbrook Gym 7:00 pm
Walk-In Registration @ PHS 8:00 am-7:00 pm
School Board meeting PHS Library 6:00 pm
Kindergarten mtg @ Hillcrest A-M 9:00am N-Z 12:30 pm
Bridge to kindergarten @ Sunnyside 9:00 am
22 Open Swim 12pm-3pm
PACE flag and tackle football practice starts Open Swim 1pm-5pm
Village Board meeting
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 1pm-5pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Kindergarten Meet & Greet @ Glenbrook A-L 9:00 am M-Z 1:00 pm
ABVM Open House 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 1pm-5pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 1pm-5pm
Kindergarten Sneak Peak Day @ Lannoye 9:30 am
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Elementary schools open house 4:00 pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Varsity football @ home vs Lannoye Sheboygan North kindergarten meeting 7:00 pm 5:30 pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Open Swim 12pm-3pm
Varsity football @ home vs Bay Port 7:00 pm
Check online for more events/submit an event at www.positivelypulaski.org
Open Swim 1pm-5pm
Senior Center announcements DOG DAYS PARTY on Wednesday, August 1 at the Pulaski Senior Center. Lunch at 11:30 (sloppy joe, potato salad, baked beans and chocolate cake), Concertina Music by Louie at 12:30, games at 1:30. Bring a photo of your pet (living or deceased). Call by July 30 to reserve your spot – 822-8100. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, August 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. August’s book is Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. BAY BEACH PICNIC on Friday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Enjoy a day of fun, food and games. We leave from the Pulaski Senior Center at 10:15 a.m. Cost of picnic and transportation is $4.00. Call Kitty at 822-8100 by August 3 to purchase your ticket. Space is limited so call early. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesday August 14 and August 28 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, August 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. KIDS FROM WISCONSIN on Thursday, August 16 at St. Norbert College. We will leave from the Pulaski Senior Center at 5:00 for the 7:30 show. Dutch-treat dinner at Bilotti’s Pizza before the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $17.00. Call 822-8100 for your reservation by July 31. ABRAMS THEATRE “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Sunday, August 19. We leave the Pulaski Library parking lot at 12:45 for the 2:00 show. Dutch-treat dinner afterwards. Cost of ticket and transportation is $12.00. Call 822-8100 by July 31 to make your reservation. MUSIC ON THE GREEN at Heritage Hill on Monday, August 27. Bring a lunch and a lawn chair. We’ll stop for ice cream afterwards. We will leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 5:00 for the 6:00 show. Make your reservation by calling 822-8100 by August 22. CARDS (sheephead and pi-
nochle) 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 July 27 – August 10. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, July 27– Golden Crusted Cod Monday, July 30 – Meatloaf Tuesday, July 31 – BBQ Pork Riblette Wednesday, August 1 – Sloppy Joe Sandwich Thursday, August 2 – Ham/ Bean Casserole Friday, August 3 – Turkey w/gravy Monday, August 6 – Spanish Rice Casserole Tuesday, August 7 – Cheeseburger Wednesday, August 8 – Pork Chop & Gravy Thursday, August 9 – Golden Crusted Cod Friday, August 10 – Bean Soup & Ham/Cheese Sandwich
Thursday, July 26, 2012 Pulaski News
Pulaski citizen’s update Reports Generated 6/20/12- 6/30/12
06/20/2012 11:41 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – E. Pulaski Street 06/20/2012 11:00 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 06/21/2012 3:00 a.m. – Traffic Warning – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/21/2012 8:51 a.m. – Animal – Other – Nancy Lane 06/21/2012 10:30 a.m. – Assist – Citizen – S. St. Augustine Street 06/21/2012 12:47 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – Chicago Street 06/21/2012 6:40 p.m. – Welfare Check – Summit Lane 06/21/2012 7:04 p.m. – Traffic Accident – E. Pulaski Street 06/21/2012 7:27 p.m. – Ordinance Violation – Other – Karcz Drive 06/22/2012 12:37 a.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Johnson Street 06/21/2012 11:35 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/22/2012 5:17 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. Wisconsin Street 06/22/2012 8:10 a.m. – Juvenile Problems – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/22/2012 3:15 p.m. – Alarm – Commercial – E. Pulaski Street 06/22/2012 7:35 p.m. – Traffic Warning – CTH 32 06/22/2012 7:59 p.m. – Traffic Warning – CTH 32 06/22/2012 10:34 p.m. – Missing Person/Runaway – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/22/2012 11:23 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – First Street 06/23/2012 5:18 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. Wisconsin Street 06/23/2012 1:04 p.m. – Assist – Agency – CTH 32 06/23/2012 4:23 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – S. Wisconsin Street 06/23/2012 4:18 p.m. – Traffic Citation – E. Pulaski Street 06/23/2012 7:32 p.m. – Theft – Other – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/23/2012 9:22 p.m. – Welfare Check – Karcz Drive 06/23/2012 7:14 p.m. – Traffic Citation – CTH 32 06/24/2012 2:23 a.m. – Ordinance Violation – Noise – W. Pulaski Street 06/24/2012 2:42 p.m. – Juve-
nile Problems – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/24/2012 11:01 a.m. – Vehicle Lockout – Karcz Drive 06/24/2012 12:46 p.m. – Other – Colonial Courts 06/23/2012 8:59 a.m. – Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine Street 06/24/2012 3:36 p.m. – Traffic Warning – S. Wisconsin Street 06/24/2012 4:49 p.m. – Traffic Waning – E. Glenbrook Drive 06/24/2012 4:09 p.m. – Welfare Check – Nancy Lane 06/24/2012 8:08 a.m. – Animal – Other – E. Green Bay Street 06/24/2012 7:54 p.m. – Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 06/24/2012 8:05 p.m. – 911 Calls – Summit Lane 06/24/2012 9:21 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – W. Pulaski Street 06/24/2012 9:28 p.m. – Equip.m.ent Violation / Defect – S. St. Augustine Street 06/25/2012 4:18 a.m. – Assist – Agency – EMS – Ca.m.elot Park 06/25/2012 9:17 a.m. – Theft – Other – Front Street 06/25/2012 11:01 a.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – S. St. Augustine Street 06/25/2012 2:15 p.m. – Fraud – NSF – CTH B 06/25/2012 4:33 p.m. – Assist – Citizen – W. Pulaski Street 06/25/2012 6:46 p.m. – Parking Complaint – S. St. Augustine Street 06/25/2012 6:58 p.m. – Animal – Other – Park Street 06/26/2012 1:31 a.m. – Assist – Agency – EMS – Corporate Way 06/26/2012 11:31 a.m. – Other – Summit Street 06/26/2012 1:59 p.m. – Traffic Warning – E. Pulaski Street 06/26/2012 4:18 p.m. – Emergency Detention/Detox 06/26/2012 7:52 p.m. – Ordinance Violation – Other – Fourth Avenue 06/26/2012 8:08 p.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – Karcz Drive 06/27/2012 3:37 a.m. – Reckless Driver – STH 32 06/27/2012 4:45 a.m. – Disturbance – Verbal – Park Street 06/27/2012 3:00 p.m. – Theft – Pulaski Co Op 06/27/2012 2:00 p.m. – Theft –
Other – S. St. Augustine Street 06/27/2012 6:46 p.m. – Fire Call – Alarm – S. St. Augustine Street 06/27/2012 9:07 p.m. – Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine Street 06/27/2012 9:25 p.m. – Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine Street 06/27/2012 10:23 p.m. – Traffic Warning – E. Pulaski Street 06/27/2012 11:36 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – E. Pulaski Street 06/27/2012 12:27 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. St. Augustine Street 06/27/2012 11:50 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 06/28/2012 3:01 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. Wisconsin Street 06/28/2012 4:53 a.m. – Traffic Warning – S. Wisconsin Street 06/28/2012 3:00 p.m. – Assist – Agency – CTH B 06/28/2012 10:20 p.m. – Child Custody Problem – Park Street 06/28/2012 10:37 p.m. – Missing Person – Runaway – E Glenbrook Drive 06/28/2012 11:32 p.m. – Ordinance Violation – Noise – E. Green Bay Street 06/29/2012 7:00 a.m. – Equip.m.ent Violation/Defect – Pine Street 06/29/2012 7:36 a.m. – Burglary – Co-Op Feed Mill 06/29/2012 6:54 p.m. – 911 Calls – S. St. Augustine Street 06/29/2012 7:40 p.m. – Traffic Warning – N. St. Augustine Street 06/29/2012 11:10 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street 06/30/2012 1:02 a.m. – Open Door/Window – STH 32 06/29/2012 10:22 – Assist – Agency – STH 32 06/30/2012 4:07 a.m. – Traffic Citation – Third Avenue 06/30/2012 4:41 a.m. – Traffic Warning – STH 32 06/30/2012 8:37 a.m. – Traffic Citation – W. Glenbrook Drive 06/30/2012 8:58 a.m. – Traffic Citation – S. St. Augustine Street 06/30/2012 2:45 p.m. – Traffic Citation – E. Pulaski Street 06/30/2012 7:00 p.m. – Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Ca.m.elot Park 06/30/2012 11:10 p.m. – Community Service – S. St. Augustine Street
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PHS offers new courses by Jaysie Noeldner For the upcoming 20122013 school year, Pulaski High School is offering a variety of new courses that are designed to further students knowledge in many different career fields. One of the classes, Agriculture Products and Processing, will be a new course offered in the agriculture/life science/ natural resource department and will be taught by Josh Rusk. This course shows students the world of food preservation, food origins and how modern production practices affect food quality. This course will not only offer advanced exploration in a field where salaries are competitive, but will also help students discover new food sources, ways to process, preserve, package or store food and supply food processing career opportunities. Another fascinating opportunity in this course is the students follow and the process of food from the field to the store. Students in all grades at the high school may enroll in this course with out any prerequisites. Another new course is food science, offered by the family and consumer science department and taught by Liz Moehr. This course explores food fundamentals, including food chemistry and microbiology, complex food systems and product development, while providing students with the knowledge to evaluate future technological advances as they are applied to food and food science based careers. Students will then utilize the scientific process through labs and experiments to reinforce the connection between science and food. Unlike agriculture products and processing, students must either be a junior or senior to enroll in the class. PHS will also be expanding its Advanced Placement offerings this school year. The math department is offering AP Calculus BC, which will be taught by Dave Bentz.
This class gives students who already took calculus before their senior year an opportunity to continue studying math at PHS. In this class, the students will see some of the same concepts as calculus one as well as concepts unique ones to a second year calculus course. For example, topics covered in the class will include the study of sequences and series, integration by parts and more. Only seniors can enroll in the course, and they must have previously taken calculus one. Another AP course, human geography, will be added in the social studies department as well. The course will be taught by Joan Brylski, and will introduce students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of the earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine human social organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their science and practice. The goals of the course include using and thinking about maps and spatial data, understanding the relationships among phenomena occurring in the same place, interpreting different relationships among patterns and processes, and defining regions and the regionalization process. Students in all grades may take this course. The new last course being offered this fall is basic anatomy, which will be offered by the science department and taught by Dan Anderson. Students will examine concepts of physiology as they relate to health careers. They will also correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all the body systems. Grades 10 through 12 may take this course as long as they passed one year of biology with a B average or Chemistry with a C or better.
STEP workers make a difference in schools
PHS student Kyle Baranczyk stands with his Skills USA display at the national competition in June.
Baranczyk shines at National SkillsUSA event by Teri Lewins Kyle Baranczyk, a SkillsUSA chapter member and Pulaski High School student, recently competed at the National level in Kansas City, Mo. from June 24 through June 28. SkillsUSA is a club that represents a variety of technology departments such as carpentry, welding, automotive, culinary arts, photography, masonry and more. It also involves computer work, including computer maintenance, drafting and web page design. This was the first year Baranczyk traveled to nationals, a major accomplishment since most of the other students at the event had participated for the last six years. At the contest, Baranczyk participated in the chapter display competition, which had the theme “Skilled and
Motivated.” For Baranczyk’s chapter display he debarked logs, made plaques, found someone to plasma cut the metal and made a rotating base for the display to sit on. He also put a rotating sign below one of the plaques. Ultimately, his Display earned him seventh place out of 30 entries. “Kyle was the first Wisconsin student to place so highly in the Chapter Display category,” said Lauri Domer, Wisconsin’s State Assistant Director. Besides competing in Kansas City, Baranczyk also had the chance to watch 50 other competitions going on, gaining useful information that he hopes will help him in the future. “Overall, I just had a great experience and it’s definitely something I will remember forever,” said Baranczyk . “I am eager to go back next year.”
by Kalli Seglund n Saturday, May 23, the O PACE Senior Tax Exchange Program, STEP, honored its workers with a breakfast at Doc’s Timeline Restaurant near Angelica for another successful school year. According to the STEP Program Coordinator, Deb Schneider, the 2011-2012 school year included 26 STEP workers who worked a total of 1,958 hours. The workers are paid $5 per hour and are able to work up to 119 hours per person per year. Workers receive a two-part check as part of the program: one part goes to the STEP worker and the other goes to their county treasurer for their property tax payment, Schneider added. “Anyone who wants to become a STEP worker must be at least 62 years old, own property in the Pulaski School District and have a talent to share for a need in our district,” said Schneider. The workers help students with their reading, math, spelling practice and other tutoring opportunities. Others volunteer in the district’s school libraries and offices or help with PTO/ PTL projects and fundraisers. The program has many benefits: students are provided with a positive role model and an increased one-on-one learning experiences while the workers are ultimately provided with tax relief. The experience is especially beneficial for all of those involved since the volunteers often participate in, or help the district with, tasks that suit their passions. “We had one gentleman (a retired shop teacher) who worked on wood and construction projects and some ladies who worked on the school garden,” said Schneider. Applications for the 20122013 school year will be mailed to those in the district inside the Fall PACE Magazine. This will be sent out in mid-August and the STEP Program will take volunteers on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call Schneider at the PACE office, (920)822-6050.
Upcoming childrens theater shows
The Pulaski Children’ts Theater will be performing two shows on Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium, and will be free and open to the public. The first play will be “Arf,” about dogs preparing to go to a dog show. The play will be put on by students in grades one through three and will last approximately 20 minutes. The second play will be “Dig It” put on by students in grades four through six. It tells the story of two explorers who go back in time to visit ancient civilizations, and will last approximately 40 minutes. The shows were put together by PACE summer school students and directed by Christy Delany and Becky Rego.
Fitness center opens at PCMS by Jaysie Noeldner and Kalli Seglund Pulaski Community Middle School is currently preparing to open a new fitness center, located above the school’s main gym in the room previously known as the school’s “wrestling room.” According to Kelly Logue, physical education teacher at PCMS, the fitness center will be centered around a circuit training workout focusing on cardiovascular, flexibility, lower body, core and upper body workouts. Equipment will be available for students to use such as exercise balls, six pieces of cardiovascular equipment and speed bags. Besides using the PCMS fitness center during physical education classes, students will have the opportunity to use it throughout the school day, during free periods, such as study hall, as well. Students involved with athletic/extra curricular groups will also have the additional chance to use the center after school to workout. “The goal is to have the PCMS Fitness Center ready by the beginning of the school year, including a new curriculum built to reach every student at PCMS and have them experience success with physical fitness,” Logue said.
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by Kalli Seglund Shawano Leader Throughout the summer, Pulaski High School staff members have been Ruralhard Post at working making changes in the school’s cafeteriaPulaski to prepare News for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. According to Ryan Mentink, Pulaski High School Activities Director, the changes and updates are focused on reducing the crowd of students that often gather in large groups during the school’s three lunch periods, often slowing down the lines, while also highlighting the variety of food options available. Despite the changes, students’ schedules will remain
the same, with the school offer7/25 (Wed) x 6” (6.611”) 24 ci $174.00 ing three different 4lunchtimes. The layout of the cafeteria will change the(6.6”) loca-24 ci 7/31 (Tues)including 4 x 6” $144.00 tion of trays, disposal, food and condiments. will27.5 ci 7/26 (Thurs)The disposal 5 x 5.5” (8”) $192.50 be located below the balcony overlooking the cafeteria and the condiments will be located on the side. In addition, there will be a sandwich bar available every day for students to build their own sub. The salad bar will still be an option along with hot lunch and a la carte as well. PCSD food service staff members will continue to improve their new, healthier and from scratch entrees throughout the upcoming school year. PHS senior Katie Kosmal stands with PHS English Teacher Kathryn Denk. Both won Nook tablet after Kosmal’s essay was cho“The new layout will make sen for publication in an ebook. it easier for students to navigate and will help lunchtime be more controlled,” said Ryan Mentink, PHS English teacher and activities director. “Aaron Pulaski High School senior Sperduto (PHS art teacher) Nook tablet. Katie Kosmal recently won Kathy Fischer (PHS kitchen For the contest, Kosmal a Nook Tablet after she was manager) and Kris Reed (diswrote an essay about a campnamed a semifinalist in the the trict wellness coordinator) have ground in Lac du Flambeau, in Barnes and Noble “The Most also been a big help in this the northern part of Wisconsin. Beautiful Place in America” change.” Kosmal’s essay, along with contest. Updates have also been the essay of 100 other students Because Kosmal wrote the made throughout the summer from around the country, will be essay as part of her assignment to the signs, decor and paint published in the free “America for English teacher Kathyrn in an effort to make the stuthe Beautiful” e-book, which Denk’s expository writing dents feel at home with the new can be found at www.nook. class, Denk also received a “food court” style design. com
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Polka Days/ cont. Continued from front page lic Mass at the grounds. Following the breakfast, the annual Polka Days Parade was held, as representatives from various local businesses and community organizations marched through the village. Awards were given to these groups for their float entries: Bay Tek won first place for overall best float and Mayflow-
er Green House won second place. The Best Youth Entry went to Boy Scout Troops 1477 and 4031; Best Antique Entry went to Seymour Fire Department; Best Organizational Entry went to Pulaski Area Historical Society and Best Commercial Entry went to Pulaski Veterinary Clinic. The winners were awarded money for their efforts toward the parade. According to Otto, Polka Days would not have been a
success without the help of Pulaski’s residents as well as various community organizations, adding that he would like to thank the merchants of Pulaski, residents, the Pulaski Police Department, the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department, the Pulaski Village Board, the village crew, the Pulaski Polka Days Committee and all the clubs that were involved for their efforts throughout the weekend. Funds from the event will stay within the Pulaski community. Miss Polka Days first runner up Cheyene Gracyalny (far left), Miss Pulaski Polka Days Ashley Kaczmarowski (second from the left), Keeli Otto, Junior Miss Pulaski Polka Days First runner up (second from right) and Gabby Otto, Junior Miss Pulaski Polka Days (far right) stand together on July 20 at the Polka Grounds during the filming of WLUK Fox 11’s “Good Day Wisconsin” morning program.
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Pulaski High School second semester honor roll The following students were named to the Pulaski High School second semester honor roll. SENIORS: Highest Honors: Luke J. Baranczyk, Alison M. Blackford, Theresa A. Cooley, Megan L. Dooley, Rachel N. Huben, Erika L. Lambert, Paige Lightner, Haley J. Miller, Michael J. Richter, Rachel A. Roth, Alexander J. Schuld, John W. Skalecki, Nicholas S. Traub, Tanner C. Vannieuwenhoven, Olivia M. Whitaker, Brianna M. Wichlacz High Honors: Derek D. Anderson, Jade S. Baran, Chelsea M. Bartz, Erik G. Beckman, Clarissa R. Blodgett, Amy A. Boerst, Emma C. Brudnicki, Mariel L. Carlson, Reanne P. Castner, Megan N. Coenen, Cody J. Davidson, Kendall E. Doersch, Savanha R. Drew, Kevin T. Dunford, Alecia C. Erdmann, Kelsey K. Everson, Angelica V. Fischer, Michael T. Fleming, Nathan C. Frank, Elissa C. Harter, Brandon M. Hendzel, Zachary J. Hendzel, Jenna R. Herkert, Rachel A. Hickson, Alyssa J. Huxford, Danniel S. Irwin, McKenna R. Jensen, Laura M. Juszczyk, Grace A. Kaiser, Natalie E. Kaiser, Kaira L. Kamke, Jordann M. Kaufman, Amy K. Kawleski, Rachel A. Kennedy, Hannah M. Kestly, Zachary R. Kobes, Rachel L. Koehler, Ayla M. Kress, Trevor M. Lardinois, Derek A. Leidel, Bert J. Lewins, Joseph C. L’Huillier, Anna C. Loew, Brock D. Manning, Taylor R. Maroszek, Brady A. McGuire, Daniel D. Mellenthin, Philip B. Melotte, Ashley R. Mikulsky, Erika D. Monette, Trevor J. Mueller, Raegan E. Niemela, Brianna M. Oelschlager, Michael J. Pelton, Robert J. Peterson, Allison K. Reed, Nicholas R. Reed, Alyssa L. Rentmeester, Kristin B. Richards, Anthony J. Sarvello, Jocelyn A. Schroeder, Jordan M. Schroeder, Nicholas D. Schumacher, Samuel L. Schwartz, Kelsey M. Shadick, Amanda J. Simmons, Megan M. Stephanie, Jacob J. Syndergaard, Mallory M. Timm, Adam T. Tisch, Cassandra R. Toellner, Kari A. Wasielewski, Hayle J. Wery, Edwin Wied, Ian C. Woest, MacKenzie R. Wozniak, Matthew J. Zey Honors: Kimberly L. Adams, Dalton C. Aderholdt, Jack M. Ambrosius, Christopher D. Bania, Weston R. Banker, Tyler C. Bebow, Dylan J. Bersch, Emme E. Bertler, Evan R. Bluma, Kristin E. Boerst, Jay J. Bosetski, Nicholas A. Buckarma, Brandon L. Busch, Alexandra N. Carmichael, Nelson C. DeCleene, Chelsey L. DeGrave, Bryce R. Egnarski, Katelyn R. Enderby, Tyler J. Englebert, John R. Fitzgerald, Morgan L. Francois, Casey D. Frank, Brennan E. Gille, Sadi M. Gracyalny, Logan M. Hansen, Lexis R. Harris, Logan E. Hinderman, Brandyn N. Horn, Dylan J. Ihler, Brett W. Janssen, Tiffany R. Jourdan, Dylan M. Kabara, Alexander P. Kaster, Shayna M. Kendall, Lauren E. Koeberl, Nathalia H. Kohlhase, Kristal A. Konrad, Alexis R. Krusic, Jared J. Kuczer, Dale J. LaCount, Jasmine L. Lambert, Jessica W. Lambert, Dalton J. Larson, Brandon D. Lawniczak, Jonathan A. Liegl, Logan J. Maciejewski, Mallory M. Mayer, Melanie C. Morgan, Cole M. Motiff, Kassandra J. Naparalla, Mackenzie A. Nickerson, Bryce M. Penn, Jessie J. Pennings, John C. Pionek, Briane M. Prentice, Abigail O. Priebe, Ciara K. Richardson, Brandon S. Roberts, Aaron R. Romanek, Carly C. Schanock, Olivia J. Schmidt, Michael S.
Schreder, Dylan M. Schuyler, Dylan C. Shallow, Erin M. Skalitzky, Victoria M. Sturzl, Adam C. Styczynski, Kyle K. Szymanski, Craig M. Thompson, Nicholas D. Tomashek, Sara E. VerHaagh, Zachary H. Wech, Nathan R. Whiting, Zachery J. Wroblewski, Alec J. Zambrowicz JUNIORS Highest Honors: Laura E. Aprill, Megan L. Archambault, Ruth E. Becker, Laura S. Cortright, Ian M. Duke, Brian J. Ferrer, Nathaniel J. Hilliard, Sarah A. Hoffman, Sara J. Kaczmarek, Danielle L. LaCount, Alicia A. Linzmeier, Jennifer R. Maronek, Samantha A. May, Mallory F. Nickerson, Taylor P. Przybylski, Nicholas J. Salewski, Laura L. Schott, Chantel E. Schubert, Jordan T. Stiede, Liana J. Streckenbach, Xiao S. Wei, Teagan R. Wernicke High Honors: Brenna C. Adamski, Eric Ambrosius, Brandon J. Bartels, Katie M. Barth, Marissa A. Bieda, Hannah S. Bloch, Carly M. Borremans, Kayla J. Burdeau, Jaden A. Canales, Christa L. Charnon, Jordan M. Collin, Shelby L. Cornell, Joel M. Czech, Maria J. Deau, Cody M. DeMuth, Katelyn R. DeStarkey, Rebecca S. DeValk, Thomas Y. Drake, Alexis M. Effert, Jacob W. Egelhoff, Dalton A. Eldredge, Michaela E. Enneper, Tyler D. Ermis, Nikoll A. Fjelstad, Kendall J. Forsberg, Byron J. Foth, McKenna L. Girtz, Kendra J. Gohr, Kathryn C. Gouthro, Megan B. Greatens, Breanna P. Greisinger, Kylie M. Gresham, Adam P. Guernsey, Cameron J. Harrison, Dalton T. Hendzel, Brianna L. Hoppock, Alesha L. Huffman, Tyler T. Jessel, Hailee V. Kapla, April L. Keyes, Caelan H. King, Zachary A. Klein, Katie L. Kosmal, Laci J. Kropp, Joshua A. Kryger, Nou Lee, Elizabeth L. Lemirande, Teri A. Lewins, Justin T. Liegl, Peter P. Lundberg, Brooke A. McDermid, Adam P. Morgan, Ryan J. Neerdaels, Allison M. Olesinski, Melissa J. Olson, Kaylee M. Pallock, Anna C. Paradies, Ryan A. Paschke, Kelsey A. Pelegrin, Joshua J. Perrault, Nicole L. Petcka, Samantha M. Peters, Tori L. Phillips, Ashlyn J. Pias, Andrea M. Quade, Jordyn T. Rasmussen, Danielle A. Robertson, Turner L. Ruechel, Marie L. Salmon, Hanna L. Schommer, Alyssa A. Schuld, Molly J. Schumacher, Kalli K. Seglund, John R. Seroogy, Angelina E. Smith, Emily K. Smithback, Timothy J. Smoot, Adam R. Socha, Sarah J. Stackhouse, Erin E. Stiede, Brooke A. Sundstrom, Megan A. Sylvester, Paige B. Sylvester, Heather R. Tossava, Stephanie R. Uhlig, Letisia Vasquez, Jonah P. Wallschlaeger, Nicole M. Wanta, Britney J. Watermolen, Cody D. Wichmann, Alexus J. Wilson Honors: Ashley E. Allen, Margarita A. Amezcua, Neil R. Anderson, Jacob A. Bader, Andrew D. Baumann, Kyler D. Berg, Chloe L. Bessert, Bethany L. Bikman, Dalton T. Bouzek, Brandon E. Buhr, Alyssa M. Busjahn, Marissa C. Campbell, Sean D. Cropper, Alyssa A. Downey, Joel T. Egelhoff, Shoshoni J. Elbe, Dillon J. Eldredge, Robyn J. Gehri, Sarah A. Giesler, Thomas A. Hartman, Alexus M. Holtz, Avery A. Huiting, Brad J. Hylok, Tyler J. Johnson, Ashley L. Kaczmarowski, Taylor M. Kaczrowski, Natalie A. Katers, Navjot Kaur, Sierena Kloes, Austin J. Kosmal, Karissa M. Kosmal, Nathan R. Leigh, Drew A. Lewis, Erin M. Mahr,
Emily M. Matuszak, Spencer R. Niemi, Steven R. Nooyen, Maia B. Oelschlager, Justin D. Przybylski, Devin M. Renier, Kristofer B. Richmond, Lacey M. Ruechel, Wesley A. Saeger, Ryan T. Scanlan, Carol A. Schott, Robert J. Schuettpelz, Heather A. Seiltz, Alexis C. Sell, Matthew J. Shier, Rachel R. Smurawa, Zachariah N. Sobieck, Jay R. Steinbrecher, Megan T. Sullivan, Jacob S. Swiecichowski, Taylor M. Tisch, Kyle W. VanBeckum, Logan T. VandenHouten, Jacob B. Wasielewski, Karlye J. Whitt, Dylan K. Williquette, Katelyn E. Winther SOPHOMORES Highest Honors: Caleb J. Abegglen, Jenna L. Beran, Caroline R. Bertler, MaCallum J. Brabender, Cory J. Cotter, Morgan L. Denzer, Marissa L. Ellner, Brian Q. Fitzgerald, Kendra B. Ford, Aaron J. Huxford, Daniel C. Jourdan, Kathryn H. Kaseno, Chaz F. Kestly, Khristopher R. Knauer, Sierra F. Lardinois, Alexander J. Mertens, Zachary P. Mertens, Riley A. Scanlan, Alyssa L. Splan, Kelly S. Szczepanski, Claire R. Tomashek, Kylee M. Traub, Jacob T. Wargo, Melissa N. Wood, Tucker R. Worm, Brett T. Zahn High Honors: Samuel O. Armstrong, Kyle J. Baranczyk, Christopher E. Bukowiec, Maria E. Bukowiec, Rachel K. Clausen, Carolyn J. Dahms, Aymee K. Dole, Mercedes R. Dumas, Dakota J. Dunks, Joshua M. Frederick, Destiny R. Gartland, Jacob J. Hames, Cari A. Hansen, Elizabeth A. Hendricks, Steven N. Holewinski, Hayley A. Janssen, Ami L. Jarosinski, Kaylin M. Jensen, Akisa M. Kabacinski, Elexis M. King, Kaitlyn R. Kreuser, Amanda J. Laird, Jenna M. Lasee, Tamara L. Martens, Allison M. Mielke, Mercedes O. Miller, Zachary M. Nelson, Jaysie A. Noeldner, Logan G. Paschke, Reilly L. Peterman, Emma M. Peters, Eric D. Richter, Hailey A. Rosenberg, Benjamin A. Roth, Aaron C. Saari, Emily N. Simmons, Ashley R. Staszak, Hannah J. Stephanie, Paige M. Stepien, Alexandria R. Swearingen, Jonathan L. Szczepanski, Lyranda R. Thiem, Ben C. Timm, Luke D. VanLanen, Hunter R. Vannieuwenhoven, Carli S. VerHaagh, Amy J. Walgurski, Robert J. Wargo, Shelby E. Wilinski, Andrew D. Winter, Mariah M. Winter, Mason M. Ziemer Honors: Mitchell S. Ascher, Nicole J. Bablitch, Jossi K. Barrett, Steven P. Bluma, Nicholas J. Boerst, Zachary E. Bornemann, Dalton L. Brandenburg, Yewanakayu Brooks, Alan J. Brown, Maxwell S. Brudnicki, Joanna R. Busch, Cody J. Caelwaerts, Alexis R. Cegelski, Noah G. Clough, Drew P. Collar, Kaylee M. Court, Camren W. Crouse, Brandon M. Davis, Tony A. Debeck Jordan, Ryan T. Dooley, Mark V. Drake, Lauren S. Egnarski, Rachelle L. Erdmann, Daniel E. Hall, Dillon J. Hare, Joshua E. Heimerl, Jason E. Hendrickson, Brett J. Hendzel, Jaden R. Hendzel, Joshua R. Hendzel, Kodee M. Hensrud, Amber G. Hickson, Rikki A. Inman, Alex M. Johnson, Erik D. Johnson, Trisha L. Johnston, Abigail I. Kinner, Logan J. Klaus, Madison E. Kochaver, Joseph M. Malcheski, Lauren H. Maroszek, Kassie A. McKeefry, Michaela E. Miller, Autumn Y. Morrisey, Morgan A. Motiff, Maxwell R. Muller, MacKayla L. Niec, Alexander M. Ninham, Anton M. Parker, Nikita J. Peterman, Thomas J. Prieto, Johnathan B. Prokash,
Annalisa N. Pusick, Kristopher G. Rauscher, Anthony J. Rottier, Caitlin M. Ryczkowski, Amanda M. Scherer, Cassandra A. Schultz, Trevor J. Shadick, Raelin M. Smith, Paige S. Stiede, Cody K. Stonebrook, Amanda M. Streno, Logan J. Szymanski, Angela K. Townsend, James P. Uelmen, Laura K. Unger, Alex M. Vercauteren, Emily P. Wery, Bailey A. Wirtz, Riley P. Wojkiewicz, Jonathan R. Wolf, Zachary B. Zimdars, FRESHMEN Highest Honors: Jacqueline V. Challoner, Mara E. Danner, Cienna R. Doell, Michaela M. Hartig, Matthew R. Krueger, Elizabeth J. LeMere, Gabrielle Lohrenz, Rachel M. Meyers, Chloe R. Mroczynski, Emily L. Murphy, Emily H. Nickerson, Allison K. O’Brien, Lauren M. Pakanich, Lucas D. Pelegrin, Clara R. Peterson, Zachary A. Prestby, Morgan M. Rynish, Kelsey Jo V. Sarenich, Trevor T. Schmit, Melissa A. Simpkins, Megan K. Skalitzky, Hannah S. Smoot, Taylor M. Splan, Kristen C. Spurlock, Alexander S. Tonn, Corrin E. VanLanen, Megan K. Wilson High Honors: Bryce C. Adamski, Samantha J. Alger-Feser, Zachery N. Allen, Megan A. Ambrosius, Alex E. Balstad, Mark K. Berna, Riley M. Bonnin, Jacob M. Brant, Yen^Stahawise Brooks, Julia J. Burdeau, Brett J. Byrnes, Jerimiah J. Cumber, Matthew J. DeStarkey, Jordan W. Dietrich, Zachary A. Doersch, McKenna R. Egnarski, Emily M. Evenson, Keegan K. Everson, Spencer D. Feivor, Bailey E. Fenendael, Austin R. Figlinski, Michael T. Fredrickson, Arthur R. Gajewski, Dakota R. Galkowski, Katie L. Gillis, Joel D. Gohr, Brianna A. Gossen, Kayla R. Gracyalny, Jenna A. Guernsey, Emmy S. Hansen, Marisa E. Hansen, Ty J. Hansen, Michael J. Jerovetz, Kailyn C. Jessel, Rhionna M. Jubert, Katelyn M. Karcz, Jake A. Kennedy, Benjamin R. Klinter, Rachael L. Koch, Alyssa R. Korpan, Megan R. Krause, Sara L. Krautkramer, Samantha R. Krusic, Arthur J. Lambert III, Brittany A. Lancour, Blair A. Lewis, Matthew B. Link, Morgan R. Linzmeier, Nicholas M. Lubenow, Jenna M. Lukasik, Elizabeth A. Martin, Reiley P. Mattmiller, Aidan S. May, Kenneth D. Mleziva, Brady W. Murray, Madison D. Narges, Jordan W. Nielsen, Kayla M. Norton, Holly K. Nyquist, Sydney E. Olson, Ryan J. Paape, Macayla R. Palubicki, Alexis W. Payette,
Brianna E. Payne, Miranda A. Peterson, Alexis M. Pias, Bradley D. Prentice, Emilia R. Prieto, Katherine P. Robinson, Jessika B. Rottier, Amanda M. Ruechel, Reilly J. Ruechel, Craig K. Sampo, Katelyn E. Schiltz, Samuel J. Schmitz, Myrisa L. Schubert, Ashley A. Schuettpelz, Joseph G. Stachura, Allison M. Streckenbach, Morgan E. Strzelecki, Abby M. Swiecichowski, Mikayla L. Toboyek, Reece J. Tyczkowski, Ellie M. Valentine, Caleb A. Vanderloop, Jeremy K. Vercauteren, Ryan S. Wallenfang, Olivia A. Warden, Rylie K. Wargo, Sean R. Wilde, Spencer T. Zorza Honors: Zachariah J. Abegglen, Travis T. Anklam, Katie L. Arveson, Trevor A. Bach, Asia D. Baran, Ryan P. Barkby, Ashley K. Barkow, Dylan R. Beaumier, Garrett L. Bergemann, Jackson G. Boulanger, Mackenzie L. Brandenburg, Braydon E. Budz, Amanda R. Burkel, Rachel E. Byrnes, Devon J. Caelwaerts, Kasey W. Caelwaerts, Mickey R. Coleman, Nathan L. Dahlke, Nathan G. Drummond, Amber R. Earley, Dominick E. Enneper, Preston J. Ermis, Shelby S. Feezor, Conrad J. Feivor, Emily E. Fosick, Autumn S. Francois, Alison M. Frank, Joshua M. Ginzl, Trey J. Gracyalny, Taylor I. Gwidt, Abeus L. Hayes, Wesley J. Hoida, Justin M. Horn, Chedomir R. Jahnke, Madison P. Jashinsky, Casandra A. Jefrey, Brett M. Johnson, Zachary C. Jonas, Lillieta L. Jusufi, Lance B. Kapla, James R. Kendall, Kelsey R. Klein, Sawyer J. Kobes, Jeffrey J. Koehler, Abby R. Kriedeman, Karissa A. Kruse, Joshua L. Lambert, Dane G. Lasecki, Jaisah Lee, Tim J. L’Huillier, Joshua L. Linton, Kendra F. McKeefry, Hunter R. Micolichek, Tucker J. Miller, Laura L. Neumann, Adam D. Nicklaus, Kevin E. Palacios, Kaylee J. Pawlak, Shewenda L. Peltier, Jaden M. Peotter, Amar D. Peterman, Ethan R. Peters, Jesse L. Pusick, Connor M. Rehn, Jacob J. Salewski, Ashley M. Schenkoski, Hannah L. Sheedy, Nickolas M. Sprangers, Dana A. Syndergaard, Kennedy R. Tebo, Dalton T. Techmeier, Noah J. Thiem, Brenda M. Thompson, Halie R. Uhlig, Hailey VanderKooi, Kassandra R. VerKuilen, Amanda N. Walgurski, Nathan M. Walgurski, Madeline S. Walsh, Tyler N. Wasielewski, Katherine J. Wenninger, Bradley G. Wigger, Kelsey A. Wilinski, Christian P. Wirtz, Santana M. Wood
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hofa Park Panther Profile shape, it’s a great sport and very difficult to be succeed at.
Ripley named Big 10 Distinguished Scholar
What made you choose Hofa Park: Coach Krumrai and a lot of great teammates taught me more about the game over the years.
Name: Cody Haase Age: 23 Positions: outfield, catcher Years with Hofa Park: 5 Playing career: PHS grad ‘07, Marian College ‘08-’10 Family: Father Tom, mother Linda, brothers Dustin and Kory, dog Cooper Your idol growing up: My father Tom put a lot of time into teaching me the game and how to play it the right way. Why do you like to play baseball: I play to stay in
What do you enjoy the most about playing for Hofa Park: Being apart of a great team and doing what I can to help win games. What is your favorite Hofa Park memory: Winning the Pulaski tournament last year and then repeating again this year. Back-to-back champions. Coach’s comments: Cody is a great team player, he will lay down a sacrifice bunt if asked and will play any position if needed, even catcher. He is very fast and smart on the bases and can steal on anyone. He can cover a lot of ground in the outfield and has a very strong throwing arm to any base. He is a great teammate and is always there for every game.
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Pulaski High School 2010 graduate Kevin Ripley (center) was recently name a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Ripley competes on the University of Wisconsin- Madison rowing team.
by Jordan Stiede evin Ripley, a 2010 K Pulaski graduate, was recently named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the 2011-2012 school year. Ripley was one of 36 University of WisconsinMadison student-athletes to receive the honor. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution, and they have to earn a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. During the 2011-2012 school year, Ripley, who will be a junior this fall, earned a GPA of 3.72. This spring, he rowed on the port side of the second varsity boat (2V). He usually rowed in the “four seat,” which is the fourth seat from the bow of the boat. Ripley was in and out of the 1V (first varsity) boat during practice, but he never raced in it. In rowing, being a varsity letter winner is usually earned by racing in the top eight of the 1V boat; however, Ripley won a varsity letter by winning the gold medal (out of 16 teams) in the 2V event at the conference championship regatta, Eastern Sprints. He was one of four people from the men’s rowing team to receive the award. While he was still a student at Pulaski High School, Ripley participated in track, cross country and bowling and a few of his high school teammates received letters of interest from the UW -Madison rowing team. Although Ripley was not contacted, that was how he was first introduced to the sport. After his friends began receiving recruitment letters, Ripley checked out some images of the school’s the rowing team online, and he
watched the Olympic rowing events during the summer of 2008. Once Ripley had determined that he would be attending the UW- Madison after graduation, he filled out a prospective athlete questionnaire on their web site. The coach got back to him and asked him to attend a week-long summer camp the team offered. Ripley attended the camp, and, once school started, he made the freshman team without any difficulty. The next year he was on the varsity team. “Most of the team’s walkons get recruited at freshman orientation,” said Ripley. “But I guess I kind of recruited myself.” In addition to participating in rowing, Ripley is studying mechanical engineering. Rowing takes up around 20 hours per week, so to get his schoolwork done, he has to utilize the extra time the best he can. “I am on the school’s Human-Powered Vehicle Team and in three other groups,” said Ripley. “I get my schoolwork done mostly on weekends and in-between classes since my weekday evenings are almost full.” Despite being very busy, Ripley still finds time to volunteer in the Madison area, and recently received the team’s community service award. Still, even with his busy schedule, Ripley said he is glad he joined the university’s rowing team and has his enjoyed his experience so far. “The team spends almost four hours a day together, which means that we become pretty good friends and make strong bonds,” said Ripley. “That’s great to have at such a large university.”
Wisconsin Select rugby match held in Pulaski by Jaysie Noeldner and Kalli Seglund The U17/U19 Wisconsin Select Rugby teams took on England select teams on Monday, July 2, on the Pulaski Community Middle School varsity field. Members of the U17 team fought hard throughout the game, but couldn’t pull off the win, falling short with a final score of 17-7. According to Coach Fran Brunette, the U17 team did not play to their potential during the first half. “I feel they felt too much pressure going into the match and it showed,” said Brunette. Still, the team made half time adjustments to prove how strong they could play and spent the whole second half inside their 22, added Brunette. According to Max Muller, a PHS student who played on the U17 squad, the team was not able to mesh together for a win over England. The U19 team, on the other hand, dominated from the start and ended the match with a final score of 60-5. With four assists from 2012 Pulaski High School graduate Brady Lepak, the team dominated the game by winning every line out. “They came out and never looked back,” said Brunette. Two hundred players from around the state tried out for the Wisconsin Select Rugby team and only 50 were selected. According to Brunette, these individuals are the best rugby players in Wisconsin, and, when watching one of the team’s matches, fans can expect all players to be competing at a very high level. While the team frequently travels around the country for matches, the game against England was special. “This was a once in a lifetime experience for all of these guys. Ninety-five percent of these boys will never play against another country again. Most of the time when another country comes to the United States, they completely dominate,” said Brunette. The players made similar comments. “It was nice that England had the same playing style, but it was weird because we were not able to understand them,” said Muller. “The team played a really clean and respectful game.” The game was a good turnout and the crowd gave a lot of energy, added Muller.
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Panthers continue winning season submitted by Dale Krumrai The Hofa Park Panthers hosted the Freedom Mets on Sunday, July 8, at Krumrai Memorial Field and came away with an 11-1 victory in a game shortened to seven innings. The Panthers struck first with two runs in the first. Zac Peterson led off with a double and scored on a single by Jon Rupno. The Panthers added two more in the second on a single by Luke Zablocki and an RBI single by Peterson. Freedom added a single run in the third inning and Hofa Park added two more runs in the fifth and sixth innings on RBI singles by Ryan Rozmiarek, Doug Coe and Matt Zittlow. Hofa Park ended the game in the bottom of the seventh by scoring three more runs. Cody Haase and Peterson both singled and scored on an RBI single by Tyler Jacobson with Jacobson scoring on a wild pitch to end the game. Rupno and Peterson both lead the Panthers at the plate going threefor-five in the game. Zittlow pitched the Panthers to victory throwing seven innings, allowing six hits and one earned run, while walking two and striking out one. Hofa Park then faced off against the Cecil Mudhens in the Bonduel tournament on Tuesday, July 10, coming away with a 7-0 victory. Kyle Kannenberg pitched Hofa Park to victory throwing seven innings, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out ten. Jacobson lead the Panthers at the plate going three-for-four with double and a home run. Peterson, Coe and Rozmiarek each had two hits in the contest, as well. The victory advanced the Panthers to the second round of the tournament where they took on the Manawa Spurs. The Spurs broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth by scoring two runs, and the game ended in a 2-0 loss. The Panthers were held to three hits in the contest and Dave Landers took the loss on the mound, allowing four hits and two un-
earned runs while striking out three and walking one. The Panthers then traveled to Shawano to take on the Lobos in a Dairyland League game, ultimately coming away with a 7-6 come from behind victory to remain in first place in the league’s Northern Division. Hofa Park started the scoring in the top of the first when Peterson and Rupno each singled and Coe followed with a three-run home run to make the score 3-0. Shawano added two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to take a 6-3 lead, but then the Panthers fought back. Rozmiarek lead off the sixth reaching on an error, and Zittlow followed with a single. Zablocki reached on another error to load the bases and Jeff Lajeunesse singled in two runs to close the gap to 6-5. Lajeunesse then lead off the eighth inning with a single and was bunted to second by Haase. Peterson followed with a double to score the tying run and he later scored on a passed ball to take the lead. Jeff Luedke took the victory on the mound for the Panthers, throwing four-and-one-third innings of relief of Zittlow. Luedke allowed three hits while walking three and striking out one, but he did not allow a run. The victory set a franchise record for Hofa Park with 19 wins on the season. The team is 19-3 overall and 8-1 in league play. Their upcoming schedule includes traveling to Cecil to take on the Mudhens on Sunday, July 29, in a Dairyland League game and they will travel to Cecil again on Wednesday, August 1, for an exhibition game. Sunday, August 5, will mark the end the regular season for the Panthers when they host the Pulaski Reds. The annual raffle drawing will be held on August 5 as well. Playoffs are set to begin this season on Sunday, August 12. Hofa Park will be hosting a first round play-off game this year which was guaranteed with their victory over the Lobos.
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Packer experience comes to Pulaski by Jaysie Noeldner On July 17, PACE sponsored and welcomed the Green Bay Packers Experience program to Pulaski. The event’s concept, which is coordinated with the NFL’s “Play 60” campaign, focuses on encouraging students to stay active for at least 60 minutes everyday. To help with this goal, members of the Packers organization brought in numerous obstacle course items and games for students to use. Students participated in five different stations with activities such as running with the ball, jumping over hurdles, catching and more. “It was really nice seeing the students being active without getting bored,” said
Mark Heck, “You could tell they were going to sleep well that night.” Although the Packer players themselves were not present, representatives of the Packer organization were in attendance, giving students a taste of the “green and gold.” When the event ended, students received a Packer wristband as a souvenir. This was the first year that the event was held in Pulaski, and, overall, more than 80 students from grades second through fifth attended. Given this success, the Green Bay Packer organization agreed to come back next year. If interested in attending next year contact PACE at (920) 822-6050.
by Jordan Stiede After a loss to the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts in the sectional semifinals last winter, the Pulaski boys basketball team has been spending the summer preparing to compete for a state championship. The team has four returning starters and seven returning seniors from last season. According to Coach Dave Shaw, there are two main components of summer basketball. The first part is game, which includes tournaments, summer league and scrimmages. The second part is individual improvement; namely, each player works on his skills, like ball handling and shooting, either in a gym or an outside basketball hoop. “Games are great to play during the summer,” said Shaw. “However, skill development is equally important. A player has to commit to both parts in order to get maximum improvement for the next season.” In April, the team began Sunday night open gyms that continue through the summer. Players run the practices during open gym. During the open gym, players participate in ball handling drills, shooting drills and they play games of one on one, three on three and five on five. On the last day of school, the team had its first contact day. For high school sports, a contact day allows a team’s coach and coaching staff to work with players and coach them like an actual practice. According to Shaw, the first contact day is one of his favorite days of the year because he gets to see how his new team will be next season, and the team is practicing when other teams like Bay Port are still in school. Varsity coaches get five contact days during the summer. On Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the summer, Pulaski plays in summer league games in Bay Port and Ashwaubenon. They usually play two games each night against different teams from around Green Bay and the Fox Valley area. On June 17, the team played in a tournament at the University of Wisconsin- Green bay where they went 4 -0, including a win against Milwaukee King. On June 21, the team played a triple header at Bay View High School in Milwaukee. The team won all three games and the long bus rides were a great opportunity for the players to come closer as a team. Pulaski played in another tournament during that same weekend in Kaukauna. They only won one game and lost three in the tournament, but they played elite competition and losing showed them some of the aspects they need to improve on. At the start of July, team members began playing in a Monday night league in Pulaski. The league is for freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams. The team continues open gyms on every Sunday and Thursday night in July as well. In August, the team does not play in any league games, but the Pulaski boys have open gym on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. “Summer basketball really helps you improve your skills and it makes you a better player,” said senior David Halla. “I can’t wait until the actual season starts.
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North Shore Bank in Pulaski, located at 165 N. St. Augustine St., recently announced that it will begin collecting school supplies through Friday, July 27. The donations will be given to the Pulaski Back-to-School Store. The public is invited to donate new school supply items, including pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, gym shoes, new clothing and toothpaste. The Back-to-School Store also provides each child with a vision and dental screening by healthcare professionals. “We wanted to do something for our community’s children, and we are proud to support this back-to-school supply collection,” said Kerri Collins, district manager for North Shore Bank. “We encourage everyone to stop by any of our branches and donate new supplies to local students.”
by Jaysie Noelder Pulaski is welcoming a new, family owned, business Four Seasons Property Care. The company has been working out of their home since July of 2010, but they only recently opened a new shop in downtown Pulaski at the end of April. The company focuses on general landscaping as well as property preservation, maintenance and other duties. Employees also care for properties for sale in the area, but without owners nearby. The business is owned by Timothy Via and Joshua Brokiewicz. The company has
five other employees, although they are still hoping to eventually expand. According to the owners, since the company is family owned, employees take extra steps to do their job as if it was their own property. Four Seasons Property Care currently has two other locations in Gillet and Bonduel. The company chose its new location in Pulaski because of the small town atmosphere. “I grew up in a small town, and Pulaski allows us to stay in a small town while still being close enough to Green Bay,” said employee Sarah Via, wife of owner Timothy. “We love the satisfaction of seeing our work accomplished.”
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Lloyd Bonnin, 74, Pulaski, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at his home. The son of Waldemar and Hazel (Rudie) Bonnin was born January 19, 1938 in Shawano County. On June 2, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Gerry Kuske, at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay. The couple farmed in the town of Maple Grove until their retirement. Lloyd had also been employed at Fort Howard and Baylakes Mfg. in Green Bay. For the past several years, he enjoyed driving bus for special needs children in the Pulaski Community School District. Lloyd was a founding member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski, where he had served as an elder for 40 years. He had a lifelong love of horses. Lloyd also enjoyed going for “tours” with the scooter gang. He and Gerry stopped for breakfast with friends on many mornings. Survivors include his wife, Gerry; three sons and one daughter, David (Tammy) Bonnin of Black Creek, Danny (Darlene) Bonnin of Pulaski, Debbie (Al) Laine of Bonduel, and Dale (Kellie) Bonnin of Pulaski; nine grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, Jason, Taylor and Sydney, Amanda and Allison, Riley and Paige; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Becky) Bonnin of Cecil, and one sister, Joyce (Don) Rahn, of Cecil; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Roloff, Jeanette Jeanette C. Roloff, 81, Pulaski died Saturday morning, July 14, 2012 at a Green Bay hospital with her family at her side. The daughter of John and Lucille (Peters) Bruening was born February 14, 1931 in Green Bay and was a 1949 graduate of East High School. On June 30, 1951, she married Edward Roloff at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. The couple farmed in the town of Pittsfield and had belonged to Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski. Ed preceded her in death in 2008.
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Jeanette enjoyed gardening and watching soap operas. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. Most importantly, she was a wonderful caregiver for family and friends. Survivors include one son, Michael Roloff of Pulaski; a brother, Ted (Kathy) Bruening of Green Bay; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, and her canine companion, Doby. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Gertrude Anderson, Beatrice Kaster, Ruth Bruening, and Bernice Wendricks and four brothers, Edgar, Gerald, James, and Wayne Bruening. The family would like to thank their neighbors and family members for their compassionate help, as well as the staffs of St. Mary’s Hospital and the Prevea Clinics, and the N.E.W. Paramedics.
nieces and nephew Alexis and Dakotah Comins and Rick Kane, all of Green Bay; and his grandmother, Rose Seiltz, Pulaski, Wis. Mike graduated Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University and was employed as a senior project engineer at CTS automotive in Elkhart, where he held the rights to three patents. He was member #1358 of MTU’s chapter of the Sigma Rho Fraternity, where his “brothers of another mother” would continually shed their love and support to Mike and his family throughout his illness. He also belonged to the STAR Touring and Riding Motorcycle Group, was a blue belt and student instructor in Tae Kwon Do and was a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. Memorial donations may be given to the church.
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Kayla, Allison, Emma, Ashley, Benjamin, Matthew, Nicholas, Michael, Jack, and Evelyn; three sisters, Esther (the late Peter) Karcz, of Pulaski, Aurelia Nowak, of Green Bay, Mary Ann “DoDo” (Richard) Wojcik, of Pulaski; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. The family would like to thank N.E.W. Paramedics and Marnocha Funeral Home. The family requests NO FLOWERS, PLEASE.
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Bernard C. Nowak, 85, Town of Chase, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The son of Peter and Frances (Wisniewski) Nowak was born February 27, 1927, in Angelica. He is a graduate of Pulaski High School. Bernard and Regina were united in marriage on August 28, 1948. Bernard was employed at Proctor and Gamble for 33 years. He was a lifetime member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish. He enjoyed gambling, fishing, camping, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Bernard is survived by his wife of over 63 years, Regina, of Chase; children, Robert (Carol) Nowak, of Green Bay, John (Jane) Nowak, of Pulaski, James B. (Liz Knolle) Nowak, of West Bend, Jan (Rob) Deau, of Sobieski; son-in-law, Michael (Marlene) Cizman, of Pulaski; 13 grandchildren, Danny, Michelle, Polly, Libby, Amy, Jill, Patty, Steve, Andy, Anna, Maria, Lewis, and Courtney; 10 great-grandchildren,
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PCSD finalizes referendum plans/ cont. Continued from front page purpose room that functions as both a gym and cafeteria), a new library (the school’s library is currently housed in a small classroom), as well as various classroom updates and new HVAC components, such as the replacement of the school’s boiler (which dates back to the 1960s, when the school opened.) “Replacing aging HVAC components, like those at Fairview, could actually help save the district, and tax payers, money in the long run by reducing energy, replacement and upkeep costs,” Kevin Bahr, PCSD Director of Facilities said. The total cost of renovating Fairview, which hasn’t seen any major upgrades since it opened more than 40 years ago, is $4.7 million. Improvements to Glenbrook Elementary, located within the Village of Pulaski, will focus on improving the safety around the school. Currently, the school’s parking lot is too small and crowded to serve its student population, many of whom walk to school each day or are dropped off by parents or guardians. A larger parking lot with a more efficient traffic-flow pattern proposed in the referendum will help to solve these problems while providing a less hazardous environment for students. “With the passage of the referendum, our current school parking lot would be able to be reconfigured, allowing us to create a traffic flow that would enable cars to come in one side and out the other, rather than the current cross-traffic flow we have now,” Kurtis Sufka, Glenbrook Principal, said. “This reconfiguration would also allow students to be picked up and dropped off on the sidewalk side of the new entrance, thus reducing the amount of cross traffic in our lot.” Additionally, Glenbrook would receive a new office area in the front of the school, which will serve as the school’s only entrance point during the day, preventing unwanted guests from coming into the building. The school’s current office space would be remodeled into classrooms to help accommodate the increase in students. In total, the cost to improve Glenbrook is $2.4 million, a sharp decrease from the $6.7 million plan in the original proposal. All of the district’s other school offices will be updated with safety features to provide for a more secure entrance into each building as well. The safety enhancements will route all school guests through the office, providing an extra safety measure to protect students and staff. Once in the office, staff will be able to check each guest in individually, and will also have access to a “panic button” that can alert police instantly if a suspicious intruder attempts to enter the school. Hillcrest Elementary is currently the district’s fastest-growing elementary school, spurred by recent housing, condo and apartment developments in Hobart’s Centennial Centre area. According to the village, Hobart hopes to add even more homes to the in the next two years, which will likely cause even more growth at Hillcrest. As such, the referendum proposal calls for a library addition to the school, so that more classes can use the space at one time, while the school’s current library would be converted into two classrooms to help accommodate the influx of new students. The total cost of updating the school will be $2.2 million,
a decrease from $2.6 million which was proposed in the $46 million plan. Like Hillcrest, the library at Sunnyside Elementary would also undergo major renovations as part of the proposal. Currently, the library can only hold roughly 25 students, a major problem since the school’s population is over 500 students. “In today’s 21st century learning environment, where collaboration is key, it’s important that we give our students the opportunity to work together freely,” District Technology Instructional Coordinator Amy Uelmen said. “These updated library spaces will be an important part of students’ collaboration opportunities.” The referendum proposal also calls for new classroom additions to Sunnyside Elementary. Currently, numerous classes are housed in the school’s basement, in windowless rooms. Plans for the school would bring these classrooms upstairs, while renovating the old classroom space into the larger library. In total, costs to renovate Sunnyside will be $3.3 million. Pulaski Community Middle School would also see major upgrades and improvements as part of the district’s referendum proposal. At this time, there are numerous classrooms at the school that often leak when it rains in the area, which means that facility staff members often have to place small buckets in these classrooms on those days. The leaks are caused by holes in the school’s roof. Although work has been done on the PCMS roof in recent years, the roof was only expected to last 20 years, while most of the building was constructed more than 35 years ago. The roof would be fully repaired as part of the proposal. Improvements would also be made to specific classrooms at the school which are in especially rough shape, and often have issues such as cracked floors, sagging ceilings and more. For example, one such science classroom has been retiled numerous times throughout the years, and the floor is starting to crack and break in many spots. These types of repairs would also be fixed as part of the referendum. The district’s athletic and aquatic facilities would be updated as part of the proposal as well. Presently, both the PCSD athletic facilities as well as the Pulaski Community Pool are housed at PCMS and are more than 30 years old. Both the pool and the athletic facilities do not meet current safety code standards; instead, they were given a “grandfather exception” after the codes went into effect in the 1980s. “Given the way our current pool was built, the pipes cannot be accessed for repairs. As such, our pool is at the point where a single leak could cause the entire thing to break for good, rendering it useless for the entire community,” PCSD Aquatics Director Cory Krizizke said. “Given that we have thousands of people using the pool each year, including numerous area senior citizens. A broken pool would have negative effects that could be felt throughout the area.” Because the pool was built without sufficient access to its pipes, building a new aquatic facility, rather than repairing
the district’s current pool, is actually more fiscally responsible than simply trying to repair the current pool, Krizizke added. Besides providing sufficient access to the pool’s pipes for repairs, the new community pool would see other major improvements as well. Not only would an eight-lane, competition-regulation pool would be built, but a warm-water therapy pool, ideal for young children just learning how to swim as well as senior citizens, would be constructed as well. Other renovations include new, updated locker rooms and a community fitness center with ample daytime hours. “This will truly be a community aquatics and fitness facility,” Krizizke said. “We are excited to give this opportunity to our citizens.” Like many of the other referendum proposals, plans for the community pool at PHS have been scaled back as well, dropping to $7.4 million, down from the original price tag of nearly $9 million. The current pool at PCMS would then be renovated into office space for PACE and the district’s technology facilities. (Presently, the district’s technology offices are housed in buildings at Glenbrook that previously served as the PCSD bus garage, and there are often problems like mice in the buildings.) “We are looking forward to the possibility of new PACE offices for the district,” PACE Director Mark Heck said. “We do important work throughout the community and a larger office space, with more meeting rooms and ample parking, would help us to better serve the Pulaski Community in new and exciting ways.” In addition to a new pool, if the referendum passes, new athletic and community recreation facilities would be built at Pulaski High School. While the district studied simply improving the PCMS facilities, they ultimately decided against the plan for a variety of reasons. “The athletic facilities at PCMS are located within a flood plain, which often results in standing water on our multipurpose field and track for a few weeks each year,” Jared Marsh, PHS Athletic director, said. “Because of the extra water, while we only replaced the rubber on the track five years ago, it’s already in rough shape and is beginning to separate from the asphalt underneath. Without the extra water, it would have lasted at least another ten years. It doesn’t make any sense to pour money into facilities at location that simply is not a good area for us to hold athletic events.” Additionally, because the current location does not have current, up-to-date disability accommodations, it can be difficult for individuals with a handicap to fully enjoy the events. Even those without disabilities often have trouble getting in and out of the bleacher area, which only has a small space between each row, Marsh added. The district’s port-a-potties are also less than ideal for major athletic events. “While we have the port-apotties cleaned once a week, I think most Red Raider fans and guests would tell you that they are often greeted by an unpleasant odor when they first walk into our athletic complex,” Marsh said. “We are currently the only district in the area without running water bathroom facilities, and it’s not something we’re proud of.
Our fans, and guests, deserve better.” As part of the referendum proposal, new athletic facilities would include a new multi-purpose field for varsity soccer matches, football games and rugby games, as well as an updated track, a new softball diamond, a new baseball diamond, two additional tennis courts and a regulation soccer field. The facilities at PCMS will continue to be maintained so that they can be used for middle school athletics. “This athletic proposal is truly a comprehensive solution to the problem, and is something that the entire Pulaski Community can be proud of for years to come,” Marsh said. The total cost of the updated athletic facilities would $4.9 million, a major drop from the original price tag of $8.4 million. Similar to the building renovations, the revenue cap
override, which would go to fund the district’s technology, is necessary to fully improve the school district as well. “This is an important part of our goal to provide 21st century skills to our students,” Uelmen said. “In order to make sure our students succeed after high school, we need to equip them with all of the tools necessary for success in today’s world.” The funds would also be used to ensure that all PCSD K-12 classrooms are equitable in the technologies they provide students, such as interactive whiteboard and sound systems. The money would also be used to build, replace and maintain an infrastructure to support these classroom technologies, Uelmen added. For more information about the referendum, visit the district’s referendum at www.pulaskischools.org/referendum. Footage of the July 11 board meeting is also available online at http://www.pulaskischools. org/brd_mtgs.cfm.
Fairview Elementary still has its June-Aire furnace from 1962. Replacing the furnace would not only help the district reduce energy costs but also replacement costs as well.
The floor in a Pulaski Community Middle School science classroom is showing sings of age, as the tile as been replaced numerous times throughout the years, and is beginning to crack and break in many places.
The Village of Hobart’s Centennial Centre master plan includes homes, condos and apartments. Because of population growth in this area, Hillcrest Elementary now needs an addition to account for the school’s growth in students.