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Prevea Health breaks ground on new clinic by Teri Lewins Prevea Health held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Pulaski Clinic on Thursday, September 20. Prevea will be constructing its new clinic behind the current location, at 940 S. St. Augustine Street, which was constructed in 1979. Construction on the 11,000 square foot building began just four days later on September 24, and is set to be completed sometime in early June 2013. The company is also planning to put a larger parking lot where the original building is now. “The new clinic space will continue to offer Behavioral Care, Family Medicine, Optometry, and Physical Therapy services to the Pulaski Community,” said Lisa Malak, Prevea spokesperson. Prevea’s CEO echoed similar comments as well.

“We’re excited about the new building because it will give us more space in a nicer, state-of-the-art facility to better care for the health and wellness of our friends and neighbors in the Pulaski area,” said Prevea Health President and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai. According to the company, Prevea’s main quest is to care for people with respect, passion and pride. The company, which was founded in 1996, partners with St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals of Green Bay, and St. Nicholas Hospital of Sheboygan to allow access to more than 200 providers in over 50 specialty areas. Throughout the Green Bay area, Prevea has 23 locations, including: Luxemburg, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Plymouth, Pulaski, Seymour, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay. For more information, visit

Employees of Prevea Health break ground on its new clinic in Pulaski on Thursday, September 20. The clinic will be built on S. St. Augustine Street and will replace the company’s current clinic in Pulaski, which was constructed in the late 1970s.

Pulaski begins planning for growth

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On Thursday, September 27, 19 individuals interested in the growth and future of Pulaski attended a informational tour and meeting. The group consisted of representatives from the Village of Pulaski (both staff and trustees), local businesses, school officials, Advance Business Center, representatives from Town of Chase and Shawano County, Members of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce, local realtors and other interested community members. The tour began at Pulaski High School and focused on Pulaski’s industrial parks. The first stop began in the 31.8 industrial park just north of the village, which lead to a discussion on the park’s acreage and accessibility and ideas on what type of businesses might be targeted for the industrial area. The tour then continued to the businesses and some vacant lots in the park east of highway 32. After the bus tour, Jim Resick, Community Development Educator of Brown County, led a discussion about the weaknesses and strengths

of Pulaski and what steps will be taken to continue the forward progress of Pulaski’s growth. “The tour was a great opportunity for all of us to see what is available for businesses and how we might be able to bring in new business,” said Tammy

Brzeczkowski, local business owner. “Businesses need other businesses in order to survive. The community needs to understand that we need to be proactive in Pulaski’s growth in order to stay in the game.”

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-Thursday, October 4, 2012

P-News Point of View Early planning key to college application success by Laura Cortright College applications kind of stink. Actually, they kind of really stink. See, during the summer I figured that I was ahead of the game. I made my leadership / community-service / extracurricular-activities charts, researched some schools and toured various colleges. Everything else could wait until the beginning of the school year...right? Wrong. In the summer, I had two jobs and my personal projects to deal with. I thought I was busy; hey, I was busy. But that’s nothing in comparison to now. Now I have one job—and school. Ugh. School itself is fine, and I love seeing friends …but the homework is killer. When I walk through the hallways, I run through the lists in my head, planning my next move, gauging what’s most important and how long it’ll take to complete each task. Today, I’ll write this article, work on my radio story (I have an internship for a couple local radio stations), complete a chapter in my book (a personal project), finish my Advanced Placement statistics homework… and somehow find time to work on the college applications. (Oh. Right. I work today, too.) And I know it’s not just

me. Of course it’s not. I see other seniors in the hallways planning their schedules as well. Stress is a hot topic of conversation as everyone compares their busy lives. I can’t help asking myself—what would I have done differently? If I had known in summer what school would bring, would I have mapped out my schedule better? Yup. I would have written my college essays sooner. That would be nice to have those out of the way. Although colleges don’t release the prompts until September, I still could have come up with something. What am I involved in? What are my strengths? What stands out about me? Basically every college essay revolves around those questions. Sure, the topics might be approached from different angles, but the underlying themes stay the same. If I had known that earlier, maybe I could have saved some stress…not much. But every weight lifted off of my shoulders helps. So, freshmen, if you’re reading this, let me offer you a nugget of my senior wisdom: start planning for your future now, because it turns out all of those cliches are actually true-- a little bit of planning does go a long way.

Referendum Notice NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF PULASKI COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATING TO A REFERENDUM ELECTION TAKE NOTICE that a referendum election shall be held on November 6, 2012 in the Pulaski Community School District for the purpose of approving or rejecting an Initial Resolution adopted by the School Board of said School District on August 15, 2012. The Initial Resolution reads as follows: INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $33,245,000. BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District, Brown, Oconto, Outagamie and Shawano Counties, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,245,000 for the purpose of paying the costs of district-wide building and site improvements including building maintenance projects; creating secure school entrances; building additions and renovations; a new community pool and community athletic, recreation and performance complex at the high school; improving classroom technology; installation of technology infrastructure; and equipment acquisition related to said projects. The question to be submitted to District electors with respect to the Initial Resolution will be “Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Pulaski Community School District be approved?” The Revenue Cap Resolution reads as follows: A copy of the resolution directing submission of the question set forth above to the electorate and information concerning district boundaries may be obtained at the District offices located at 143 West Green Bay Street, P.O. Box 36, Pulaski, Wisconsin 54162. Persons with questions regarding the referendum election should contact Mel E. Lightner, Superintendent. Pulaski Community School District Barbara McKeefry District Clerk

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Senior center announcements Friends CALL THE PULASKI Lesson Before Dying by Ernest HALLOWEEN PARTY on of Haiti SENIOR AT 822-8100 FOR Gaines. Books are available at Monday, October 29 at Pulaski INFORMATION AND/OR the Senior Center. Senior Center. Lunch at 11:30 MAKE YOUR RESERMACHIKANEE PLAYERS - cheeseburger on a bun, potacontinues TO VATIONS FOR ACTIVI“Here We Sit” on Sunday, toes, baked beans and Jell-O TIES AND LUNCH. October 14. We will leave the with mandarin oranges. KNX its work SING-ALONG AT WOODPulaski Library parking lot at Band will entertain at 12:30. As some area churches and Hands and Hearts with Haiti prepare to welcome Fr. Leveque from Mirebalais, the organization Friends of Haiti-Green Bay, Inc (FoH) continues to bring hope, help, medical care, education, clean water and agricultural development to the four regions of Thomazeau. Friends of Haiti has been working to help individuals living in Haiti since 2001, since it’s inception at St. Philip Parish in Green Bay. As FoH grew, members of the organization realized the importance of reaching people throughout the Greater Green Bay and Pulaski areas. For the past ten years, FoH has been incorporated as a non-sectarian 501(c)3 organization, and volunteers are now coming from across the United States to further the mission work. Although the group began with a focus on medicine, and now treats between 5,000 and 6,000 patients twice a year, FoH also sends dental and surgical teams and works cooperatively with Haitian dentists in the mountains of the country. The development, agricultural, education and clean water efforts have also grown, despite the organization’s reputation as “the group that sends the doctors.” Vice-chairwoman Linda Wielgus, along with Father Larry Canavera and Jim Fitzpatrick, will return to Haiti at the end of October to continue the strategic planning necessary for the development projects to be successful. They will also have the opportunity to check on the progress of the John Malcheski Memorial Tree Nursery that is being built in the valley village of Merceron. Individuals interested in contributing to Friends of Haiti-Green Bay may send their donations to Friends of HaitiGB, P.O. Box 1174, Green Bay, WI 54305-1174. Interested individuals may contact Wielgus at linwielg@netnet. net, or by calling (920) 8225982.

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HAVEN on Friday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m. Come for lunch before-hand – BBQ pork riblet, baked potato, wax beans, wheat bread, chocolate cake. Make your reservation for lunch by Thursday, October 4 at 11:00. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesday October 9 and October 23 starting at 9:00 a.m. Appointments required. 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, October 9. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. INTERESTED IN KNITTING? We will have a teacher here on Tuesdays, October 9 and 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to show the fundamentals of knitting. Both beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. We have yarn and knitting needles for you to use. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. October’s book is A

1:00 p.m. Dutch-treat dinner after the show. Cost for ticket and transportation is $14.00. Reservations due by October 5. ENERGY ASSISTANCE appointments on Mondays, October 15 & November 4 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please call 822-8100 for an appointment. HALLOWEEN CRAFT (burlap scarecrow) on Thursday, October 18 at 12:15 p.m. Want to eat here before the craft? We are having chicken parmesan over noodles, CA blend vegetables, bread stick and Jell-O. Call by October 15 to reserve your materials and lunch. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, October 22 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15 a.m. The movie for September is “Blind Side”. Snacks served. MS. SENIOR PULASKI HOMEMAKER CONTEST on Wednesday, October 24 at Pulaski Senior Center from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Contestants vie to win the title. Open to the public, door prizes and snacks. Come for lunch before – seasoned chicken breast with gravy over noodles, carrots, diced pears, whole wheat bread and butterscotch pudding. Call to save a spot and reserve your lunch.

Wear a costume and win a prize! Reservations due by Thursday, October 26. AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch ($3.50) from 12:00 -1:00. Veterans and their family members are free, AARP members are $12 and non-members are $14. Registration is required. GAMES & CARDS (sheephead and pinochle and board games) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. 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. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. Sponsored by MCL and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appoint-

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ments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. 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. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for October 5 – October 19 . 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, October 5 – BBQ Pork Riblet w/ Baked Ppotato Monday, October 8 – Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Tuesday, October 9 – Hamburger on a Bun Wednesday, October 10 – Pulled BBQ Chicken on a bun Thursday, October 11 – Meat Lasagna Friday, October 12 – Pork Chop w/ Gravy Monday, October 15 – Salisbury Steak w/ Gravy Tuesday, October 16 – Ham Wednesday, October 17 – Broccoli Cheese Soup w/ Egg Salad Sandwich Thursday, October 18 Chicken Parmesan over Noodles Friday, October 19 – Meatballs w/ Gravy

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-Thursday, October 4, 2012

PCSD residents attend Annual Meeting, approve budget Citizens of the Pulaski Community School District overwhelmingly approved the district’s 2012-2013 budget and tax levy at the annual meeting on Wednesday, September 19, with only two nay votes. For the 2012-2013 school year, the district’s tax levy will increase by 2.65 percent, a decrease from last year’s levy, which increased by 3.65 percent. In addition to the district’s general operating budget, called Fund 10, which funds the day-to-day expenses of the district, the citizens also overwhelmingly approved the district’s Community Service Fund (called Fund 80) which funds various PCSD community education programs, such as PACE. “I am very pleased that our residents have continued to support our community education program,” PACE Director Mark Heck said. “These are very important programs built upon the Pulaski Community School District philosophy of educating all of our citizens from cradle to grave.” Overall, PCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner said he believes the district’s budget will allow its school to continue to be successful. “We spend roughly $1,200 less than the state average for per-pupil spending,” Lightner said. “Despite this, however, we still achieve high results, and we believe this budget will continue that tradition.” To watch a video of the Annual Meeting, or any of the district’s school board meeting, visit www.pulaskischools. org. Community members can also access the district’s budget presentation as well as other budget documents on the website.

PHS library to open to community

Optimists celebrate successful car show Pulaski’s Tri-County Optimists celebrated another successful classic car show on Saturday, September 22, at Memorial Park. The show featured numerous classic cars that were on display for carenthusiast to view. Other items, including refreshments and crafts, were also available for purchase at the event.

Steve Aprill and Destin Wernicke , both freshman at PHS, performed very well at the dog show at the Shawano Fair. Aprill and his dog Rocky took first place in Showmanship at the dog show on August 29 and Wernicke and his dog Domino took first place in Novice Obedience at the fair and also won the Top Dog award. (Photo courtesy of Rolean Wernicke.)

The Pulaski High School library will now be open to community members on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the school year from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The library will be staffed by Kathy Belaire, a library media aide at the high school. During this time, community members will be able to access all of the library’s resources including books, ebooks, and computers, and will be able to use devices like digital cameras, video cameras, headphones and microphones while on site. PHS students will also be able to use the library to work on school work, group projects or independent study during these times as well. In order to access all of these resources, community patrons will be issued a PHS Community Library Card. While the initial card will be provided for free, any replacements will cost each individual $5.00. (Students will be able to continue to use their student identification number to checkout resources.) “We are extremely excited to have our community use the amazing high school library resources and space. We hope to see people of all ages learning, reading, surfing the web, creating digital products, doing homework with their children, browsing our shelves, and working together. We want to

utilize the space for a community of learners,” said Amy Uelmen, District Instructional Technology Coordinator. With the cards, individuals will be able to check out books for 28 days with a limit of two renewals. Fines of five cents per day will be accrued after the 28 day period. When using the Internet, community members will have to adhere to the guidelines in the district’s Acceptable Use Policy. Besides giving community members access to computers for Internet use, training will also be provided upon request for Destiny, the district’s online catalog, by library staff. Residents will also be able to use their personal devices (such as an iPad, laptop or netbook), and will be able to connect to the Internet via district wireless network. Training or troubleshooting for personal devices or software will not be available. For more information about the PHS library and community use, contact PHS library media specialist Clay Reisler at (920) 822-6743 or visit You can also ‘Like’ the PHS library on Facebook at for daily updates.

PHS students enjoy 4H dog show by Kalli Seglund Recently, Pulaski High School students Destin Wernicke and Steven Aprill competed in a dog show through 4-H at the Shawano County Fair. In order to compete in the fair, Wernicke and Aprill were required to attend 11 hours of training sessions in Shawano throughout the summer. The dog show consists of two competitions: showmanship and obedience. Showmanship emphasizes the handler while obedience emphasizes the dog. Aprill competed with his dog Rocky, who he rescued from the Shawano County Humane Society. Aprill and Rocky have been participating in dog shows for three years and have placed at the top of the standings each year.

This year, Aprill received first place in Showmanship. Showmanship is judged on how the owner shows his dog while testing Aprill’s knowledge regarding how to handle Rocky and if his dog responded. “The dog show is a fun competition for 4-H members to present their dog,” said Aprill. Wernicke’s six-year-old dog, Domino, was also rescued from the humane society. Like Aprill, Wernicke has participated in the dog show at the Shawano County Fair for the past three years. This year, Wernicke and Domino won in the Novice Obedience Class and won the Top Dog Award. According to Wernicke, he enjoys seeing all the hard work and training pay off and having the opportunity to spend time with Domino.

The Pulaski High School library will be now be open on Monday and Wednesday for use by community members from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Community members can use the time to check out books, use computers or use other devices, such as digital cameras, microphones and more.

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Family fun open swim to be held The Pulaski Community Pool is hosting a “SPLASHDOWN” Family Fun Open Swim on Sunday, October 14, from 1:00 p.m. until 5: 00 p.m. All community members are invited to come and enjoy the fun, as balls, noodles and other pool toys will be available for patrons to use throughout the event. Besides swim toys, there will be free popcorn for all swimmers, a “largest splash” contest and a football drop is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Open swim fees apply: a family rate of $10.00 for a family of four or $3.00 per person.

Our Savior to host chili supper Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a chili super and bake sale on Thursday, October 18, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at the church, located at N1731 County Road S (west of Angelica), and will feature all-you-can-eat chili, hot ham and cheese sandwiches, homemade pies, tortes, coffee and milk. The cost for adults is $7.00, and $5.00 for children ages six through 12. Children ages five and younger will be admitted for free.

PCSD studied pool, athletics As the Pulaski Community School District studied its facilities to prepare for the upcoming November 6 referendum, numerous proposals and plans were looked at for the community athletic and performance complex as well as the community pool.

Cost to renovate athletic facilities at PCMS: $5,835,000 Cost to build new athletic facilities at PHS: $4,992,000 The first time the facilities were examined, it was by a 50 member citizen board called the Excellence Task Force, and the members ultimately recommended building new facilities at Pulaski High School rather than repairing current facilities

at Pulaski Community Middle School. The next year, during the 2010-2011 school year, the school district administration and Board of Education members looked at repairing current PCMS facilities again, studying as many options as possible. “We looked at numerous options that would have allowed us to keep our athletic and pool facilities at the middle school, but, ultimately, we decided to build new facilities at the high school because it would a better use of our citizens’ money,” PCSD Board of Education President Trina Townsend said. According to estimates received by the district, it would have cost $5,835,000 to renovate the existing community

KC hold annual Punt, Pass and Kick contest PHS 2012 graduates Megan Stephanie and Kaira Kamke stand in front of the new PAHS mural that they painted throughout the summer months.

The Pulaski Dance Team will be sponsoring its 11th Annual Craft and Gift Sale on Saturday, October 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Pulaski Community Middle School. Admission is $2.00 for adults and free for children 12 years and under. There will also be a silent auction and booyah and concessions for sale. Pulaski’s Knights of Columbis Bishop Bona Council #4439 will be holding their annual steak fry event on Saturday, October 6, in the new community pavilion at Pulaski Community Park. The event will begin with a social at 4:00 p.m. while food will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The group hopes to use the funds raised at the event to add bathrooms to the pavilion.

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The annual Punt, Pass and Kick Contest was held on Thursday, September 27, on the varsity football field behind Pulaski Community Middle School. Both girl and boy students, ages six to 15, were invited to participate. The contest is a national skills competition run by the NFL since 1961. The program is free – both to organizers who host a local competition and to every child or teen who wants to participate. In Pulaski, the contest is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona

Council #4439. Aubrey DeBauch was the nine-year-old girls winner; Isabella VanLanen won for the ten-year- old age group; Megan Przybylski, age 11, won her division and Hailey Schilling, age 12, won for her age group. Among the boy contestants, Jonah Klingeisen, age eight; Logan Kobus, age nine; Travis White, age 10, Wesley Glime, age 11, and Cody Lindquist, age 12, each won their respective age groups. Winners will now have the opportunity to advance to the next round of competition.

by Clarissa Grathen The Pulaski Area Historical Society recently enhanced its visibility with the addition of a mural to promote the group. Members of the museum board developed the mural idea, although it was ultimately designed and created by two recently Pulaski High School graduates. With Gregg Van Asten’s approval, the mural was painted on the east wall of Van Asten’s Contracting. PHS 2012 graduate Megan Stephanie painted the mural, which illustrates a detailed portrait of the polish general Count Casimir Pulaski. “Pulaski Historical Society” surrounds the picture of the count, and was painted by 2012 graduate Kaira Kamke. Both girls were longtime PAHS volunteers.

It was no easy job; the portrait alone took over 12 hours to complete and was rendered upon a sizable piece of PVC plastic sheet material due to the building’s coarse siding. In addition, the mural was sealed with a Valspar exterior coating to protect the valued piece of artwork against weather or vandalism. “I used about a dozen coats on the painting in case of it being defaced. It could be cleaned off and is protected,” said PAHS member Rock Mannigel. All in all, the addition to PAHS and museum has been a positive and enjoyable experience for those involved. To view the recently completed mural, stop by PAHS, located in downtown Pulaski.

School Updates

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” -- Edith Ann, [Lily Tomlin]

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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School board minutes Wed., September 5, 2012 Pulaski High School Library 6 :00 p.m. Official Minutes

Members of the Pulaski High School class of 1967 smile together at their 45th class reunion on September 15.

Pulaski High Class of 1967 holds 45th reunion submitted by David Meyer The Pulaski High School class of 1967 held their 45th class reunion on Saturday, September 15, at Groucho’s II in Krakow. Members of the class would like to thank Dave Marcks, a classmate, and owner of Grouchos II for helping make the reunion a success. The class enjoyed the reunion, which featured a buffet lunch, and prizes, as well as a night of reminiscing over pictures, articles, notes and letters from one another. Raffle prizes were also awarded to various members of the class. Dave Liss won a “bottle of cheer’” donated by Grouchos II; Mike Pawelczyk, received a one year subscription to the Pulaski News, donated by the Pulaski News; Mike Maroszek won a $25 gift certificate from Super Ron’s; Eugene Grzeskowiak, Jim Wilinski,

Monica Pawlak, and Janice Nowicki Horn won gift certificates from Grouchos II; Linda Van Lanen Schmidt won a door hanger donated by Vern’s Hardware; and Ralph Wilcox won flameless candles and wine rings donated by the Pulaski Pharmacy. Chuck Vandermause from Austin, Texas, was honored for traveling the furthest distance to attend the reunion. The classmates were very thankful for the donations by local businesses. Members of the class also selected the committee for the 50th reunion, which consists of Ken Voelz, Diane Vande Yacht Tappa, Linda Schuh Krouse, Mary Stronach Reinke, Chuck Vandermause and David Liss. Finally, a class picture was also taken of the group, the first class picture since graduation, with all of the classmates just looking a little older.

CALL TO ORDER: Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL: Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, Brian Vanden Heuvel, , Chris Vandenhouten and Mark Wernicke. Board members absent: Bob Skalitzky Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Lisa Misco, Amy Uelmen, John Matczak, Dan Slowey, Pat Fullerton, Erik Olson, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Nichole Disterhaft, Bec Kane, Nicole Borley Guests attending: Marcee Gohr, Tom Krause, Kris Reed, Sandy Boring, Teresa Wargo, Tina Caelwarts,, Caitlin Matthiesen, and Joanne Hagedorn CITIZENS’ FORUM: None. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS 1. BOARD REPORT- Trina Townsend – back to school in-service went well. WASB workshop coming up. Let Trudy Wied know if you would like to go. Mark Wernicke suggested a Compensation and Benefit Committee. Mel Lightner and Bec Kane will research what other district do for early retirement and bring it to the board in a few months. 2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Off to a very good start. Things are running very smoothly. Bec Kane shared some feedback on the new Em-

ployee Handbook. Sick leave and how it is accumulated was the biggest concern. 3. PAY BILLS: McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

4. MINUTES : Vanden Heuvel moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on August 15, 2012 open and closed session . 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT: Jill Brock, resignation, grade 8 mathematics, PCMS; Joe Isham, replacement, grade 8 mathematics, PCMS, $41,311. Wernicke moved Vanden Heuvel seconded to approve the resignations and contracts as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. JULY BUDGET REPORT – Just starting the year so no major updates. 7. ANNUAL MEETING – Pam Kercheval went over the budget for the Annual Meeting on September 19th. 8. GLENBROOK SPACE ISSUES - We find ourselves strapped for space in the CD classroom area. We will implement what we feel is a temporary solution. Part of the cognitively disabled classroom suite is a sensory integration room where these students receive therapy. We will be moving that room to the Wigman Conference Room, which is the only available space. The Board discussed the possibility of the District Office’s moving to the Village of Pulaski Municipal Building. This will be looked more into and brought back to a future meeting. 8. TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT UPDATE – The Technology Department with consultation of Heartland

Business Systems believes it is in the best interest of the school district server infrastructure that the storage be replaced. The project information can be found on our website. At this time we would like to post the position of Director of Informational Technology. The Director of Instructional Technology would oversee the four staff members who work in that department. We have budgeted money for this position and if the board approves us searching for appropriate candidates we would advertise and recruit widely. McKeefry moved Vanden Heuvel seconded to approve the technology department to move ahead with the bid on infrastructure from Heartland as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 9. FOOD IN THE CLASSROOM – New guidelines and implication was discussed. A timeline will be created and brought back to the board in a month. 10. ADJOURNMENT- Wernicke moved, Vandenhouten seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8 P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education

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PCSD prepares for school report cards

This October, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will issue a school report card for all Pulaski Community School District schools and for every public school in Wisconsin. The school report card, using multiple measures of student learning, will provide valuable guidance on how all of the PCSD schools are doing and where the district can improve. Overall, the new report cards will help all Wisconsin public schools get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade and graduate ready to enter college or begin their career. The school report cards are just one part of a new statewide accountability system for schools. To develop the system, DPI worked closely with parents, educators and members of the business community. The Governor, State Superintendent, legislative leaders and the U.S. Department of Education also helped shape the new accountability system.  This system, and the report cards, will grow and develop in future years. Each public school will earn a “score,” called an accountability index score, from 0 to 100. These scores will be included on the report card. The accountability index score that each school receives will be based on performance in four priority areas: student achievement  in reading and mathematics on state assessments; student growth measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement; closing gaps  in performance between specific student groups (comparing English language learners, lowincome students, students with disabilities, and members of racial or ethnic group with their peers); and on-track to graduation/postsecondary readiness, using reliable predictors of high school graduation and postsecondary success Based on a schools’ scores, it will be placed into one of five categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations  to  Fails to Meet Expectations.   For more information about the school report card, please visit the DPI website at oea/acct/accountability.html. It’s important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability index score is not a “percent correct” measurement, similar to a score a student might earn on a test in school. Instead, in combination with other school data, the accountability index

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by Bailey Sintow and Madison Vandenberg One Act has been an annual fall activity for members of Pulaski High School’s Drama Club for many years. The event is a state-wide competition where high schools from across Wisconsin prepare a play in hopes of taking home a prize. The plays are typically 25 to 30 minutes long, and participants are judged on all aspects of the performance. At PHS, this year’s varsity One Act play is “Happily Never After.” Written by Tim Kelly, the play is about a variety of storybook characters that visit a marriage counselor to help solve problems in their respective relationships. This is not any ordinary counselor, though, as she also has the power to change each charac-

ter’s stories. Members of the school’s junior varsity One Act will be performing a different play. According to Director Alyse Delee, the play focuses on a teacher who is getting evaluated by members of the school’s administration and former students returning to the school for a reunion. Junior varsity One Act is a new addition this year, as PHS has not had a JV squad since 1998. According to advisor and PHS English teacher Amy Tubbs, that year, the squad visited various locations throughout the community as well as the district’s elementary schools and put on performances. Members of this year’s JV team are also expected to perform throughout the community as well.

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Members of the Pulaski High School Marching band celebrate a Red Raider touchdown.

Students in the Red Sea section cheer on the Pulaski football team during the hope opener against Sheboygan North.

A Red Raider boys soccer team fights a Manitowoc Lincoln player for the ball during a home match.

Members of the PHS dance team perform their half-time routine during a Pulaski football game.

Members of the PHS boys cross county team smile together at their home meet on September 27.

PHS diver Bayli Whalen aims for the water during the team’s home meet against Bay Port on September 27.

Two members of the Red Raider football jump to block a kick against the Notre Dame Tritons.

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Members of the PHS girls volleyball team stand together for the national anthem before taking the court during their match against Notre Dame.

Members of the PHS girls golf team, Marissa Ellner and Caitlin Ryczkowski, both juniors, smile after finding out they would be advancing to the sectional tournament.

PHS senior Rikki Inman serves the ball during the team’s home match against Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday, September 11.

The Pulaski High School girls cross country team begin their race together during their home meet on Thursday, September 27.

The Red Raider Marching Band performs during halftime at a Pulaski home football game.

Lady Red Raider tennis player Gabrielle Lohrenz prepares to receive a serve during a home match.

A PHS cheerleader supports the Red Raiders during a home football game.

(Left): Tennis player Larua Schott serves the ball on her home court.

PHS students, Nicole Wanta and Taylor Tisch, enjoy the “Best Seats in the House.” The seats, sponsored by Furnitureland, are awarded to two PHS students for good behavior.

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Middle school students participate in a game during the KickFest soccer tournament at PCMS.

PCMS holds KickFest Tournament by Teri Lewins On Saturday, September 22, the Pulaski Community Middle School soccer program hosted its ninth annual KickFest Tournament for middle school soccer players. Teams traveled from various locations throughout the state to participate in this year’s event. In total, twenty teams took part in the tournament, including: West De Pere, Sturgeon Bay, Freedom, Kewaunee and others. During previous years, the tournament featured between 14-16 teams, but, as a result of the tournament’s positive publicity, Kick-Fest workers were forced to add another field in order to accommodate the extra teams. “Typically seventh and eighth graders participate in the tournament, but we’ve also had sixth graders take part in it as well,” said Joseph Diefenthaler PCMS soccer coach. Besides giving student ath-

letes an opportunity to practice their skills, the event also serves as a fundraiser for the PCMS soccer program. “Having Kickfest benefits the soccer team by supplying them with annually updated equipment,” said Kathryn Tennant, sixth grade teacher and part-time soccer coach. For example, in previous years, the soccer program has been able to purchase various items, including new soccer balls, shooting nets, flags and more. The PCMS soccer program would like to thank some of the people who helped make Kickfest such a success: Leo Club, Pulaski High School soccer players, NEW rescue (helping with injures) the Pulaski Community School District building and grounds department and many others who were there cheering the team on. “Pulaski fell short, but they showed great sportsmanship and represented Pulaski well,” said Tennant.

score will help school staff determine what areas each school does well in, and where each school can make improvement. The goal is to help every student in our school succeed, graduate and be ready to pursue further education and a career. The new statewide accountability system will also include methods to spread effective practices of high-performing schools and support to help struggling schools improve. School report cards will come out every year and student results on state tests will continue to be reported. Eventually, this system may include

private schools receiving publicly funded vouchers as well. “I am confident the new school report cards, as well as the many other changes being implemented in Wisconsin schools, will help our school identify our strengths and promptly move to address our challenges,” said PCSD Director of Learning Services Jenny Gracyalny. Be sure to check future issues of Pulaski News as well as the district’s blog, which can be found at, for more information about the school report cards.

Drama We Cause plans for homecoming dance by Laura Cortright

Drama We Cause, a musical group started by Pulaski High School senior Nate Leigh and 2012 graduates Brent Harkonen and Nelson DeCleene, will DJ at this year’s Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 6. The troupe held a social after the home football game against Green Bay Preble on September 14 where they tested their equipment in preparation for homecoming dance. According to the group, all systems are officially “a go.” Drama We Cause is ready with its light and sound equipment, and the band promises an “awesome” show for the Homecoming dance: heavy bass, fantastic light shows and original sound distortions and effects. From 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., the students at Pulaski High School will be boogieing like there’s no tomorrow. Originating as an informal DJ session at a musical cast party, the founders of Drama We Cause decided to continue with their musical ambitions, dedicating $6,500 to the group.

They began writing songs, DJing for grad parties, organizing their own school dance, playing for a local sound system commercial, and even performed at a wedding reception with black lights, lasers and a wikiwiki board at their disposal. According to Leigh, it all feels like a dream. “From starting at playing songs at a girl’s cast party for the musical to now, where we’re having dances all the time…it’s pretty neat,” Leigh said. Now the band has a new opportunity brewing. Breathe Carolina, a popular electronic rock duo, is holding a contest for a chance to win $1,000 as well as a Columbia Records Deal. Drama We Cause currently is in 16th place, but hopes to gain more votes to move up in the standings. Those interested in voting for Drama We Cause can do so via Facebook by Googling “Breathe Carolina ‘Hit and Run’ Remix Contest.” The band’s submission is listed under “Brent Harkonen.”

Referendum would modernize Fairview, Sunnyside The plans for Sunnyside Elementary and Fairview Elementary included in the district’s referendum proposal would help bring both schools into the 21st century. At Fairview, the school will see its first major updates since it opened in the 1960s. Additions, repairs and upgrades include: a new, secure entrance way (that will require guests to check in with office staff before entering hallways or classrooms), classroom repairs and flooring repairs (many of the school’s flooring tiles are cracked or broken and contain asbestos, a health hazard). A new library addition will also be built onto the school, as Fairview’s current library is housed a small classroom that can only accommodate a handful of students at once, thereby limiting opportunities for student collaboration or chances for students to check out technology devices or books. A gymnasium addition will also be constructed onto Fairview, as it is the only PCSD school without a gym; instead the school’s multipurpose room serves as a cafeteria and gym. Fairview’s parking lots will also see major repairs, while the school’s HVAC components (which date back to the early 1960s) will be replaced. Sunnyside Elementary will also see major updates including a new six-classroom first floor addition that will move many of the school’s current basement classes above ground (providing students with access to natural light throughout the day) while the old classrooms will be converted into a larger library (currently, the school’s library can only accommodate 25-30 students, while the school has a population of nearly 500 students). Like Fairview (and all of the district’s schools) Sunnyside will also receive a secure entrance update. Finally, two of the school’s aging boilers will be replaced and unsafe classroom cabinets throughout the build-

“Both Sunnyside and Glenbrook are both completely filled to capacity, so, if Fairview were to close, class sizes at Sunnyside and Glenbrook would swell greatly, or additions would have to be built onto those schools, which---would end up being much more costly than the repairs, upgrades and additions proposed in the referendum,” Lightner said. ing will be built. While some (most notably, members of the organization “Children’s First of Wisconsin”) have suggested that the district should close Fairview rather than repairing the aging school, the reality is that there is no room within the district for these students, and, if there were, the transportation costs would likely increase greatly, putting the taxpayers on the hook to pay for additional expenses, such as fuel, buses, etc. “Our Fairview students deserve the same quality facilities that our other students receive,” PCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Light-

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Kickball tourney held, funds raised for PHS volleyball

Senior Profiles

Name: Ryan Scanlan Sport: Football Age: 17 Position: Offensive guard Years Played: Seven Favorite Subject: Math Post High School Plans: Attend a four-year college (either UW-LaCrosse or UW- Madison) Favorite High School Memory: Homecoming junior year Favorite Musical Artist or Band: Eminem Hobbies: Spending time with family Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother Goal for the Season: Make the playoffs then state Rivals: Bay Port and Green Bay Southwest

Name: Tyler Hegbloom Sport: Football and baseball Age: 17 Position: Linebacker/outfield Years Played: Four Favorite Subject: Social Studies Post High School Plans: Attend a four-year college to major in criminal justice Favorite High School Memory: Making the playoffs in football, and playing in the the sectional and regional baseball tournaments junior year Favorite Musical Artist or Band: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, fantasy football and hanging out with friends Favorite TV Show: SportCenter Goal for the Season: Make it to state in either football or baseball Rivals: Bay Port

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PHS boys soccer looks toward post-season by Jaysie Noeldner and Emily Budz The Pulaski High School boys soccer team has had a strong season this fall, with a 11-3-2 record. The team’s only losses came against Green Bay Preble (who is currently ranked third in the state), Appleton Xavier (currently ranked fourth in the state) and Kimberly (currently ranked sixth in the state). Overall, the Red Raiders are in second place in the conference behind Preble. “The fellas on the team have really come together and grasped the concepts that the coaching staff has been preaching throughout the year, and we hope to be peaking during our tournament season in a few short weeks. The program has continued to improve and we are looking forward to the remainder of the season,” said

head-coach Eric Urben. As the team moves forward in their season, the players hope to win their final three games, allowing them to earn the highest seed possible for the regional and sectional qualifiers. “We continue to be challenged to consistently put the ball in the back of the net and are always looking at different ways to make ourselves dangerous in the final third of the field,” said Urben. “Confidence is growing in this aspect and I expect us to be peaking at the perfect time of the year, when each and every game counts.” Fans can come out and support the Red Raiders when they take on Waupaca during their last home game on Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Pulaski Community Middle School.

by Jordan Stiede n September 16, 23 teams O from the Pulaski community participated in the 2nd annual kickball tournament hosted by the Pulaski High School volleyball team. “It was a very fun day with great weather and a lot of great competition,” said assistant volleyball coach Lindsey Wilcox. There were two age divisions in the tournament. One age group included five middle school teams, and the other age group had 18 adult teams. In total, there were 11 more teams this year than last year’s event. Head high school volleyball coach Katie Sukow said she hopes that the tournament continues to expand and that even more people from the community get involved. In the adult division, the Ball Busters won the tournament by winning five straight games. The team was made up of 12 high school students from ninth through twelfth grades, including: Cody Wichmann, Robbie Schuettpelz, Drew Winter, Jacob Wargo, David Halla, Katie Anderson, Ashley Schuettpelz, Alyssa Jonet, Jenna Lukasik, Rylie Wargo, Jessika Rottier and Jordan Stiede. The team beat The Coaches in the championship game by the score of 2-0. In the middle school division, the Pink Panthers defeated Ken and the Barbies in their championship game. Ultimately, the event raised $4,343 for the Pulaski Volleyball Net Club. This money will be used to fund team leadership training, buy new equipment and purchase volleyball clothing for the members of the girls volleyball team. In addition to the kickball tournament, there was a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Some auction items included free golf passes, four Disney Hopper passes, two

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Red Raiders win big, hope for playoffs

PHS swimmer Corrin Vanlanen swims the back stroke at the Red Raiders home meet on Tuesday, September 25 against Sheboygan South.

Swim team breaks records, looks to state by Caleb Abegglen and Brian FitzGerald The Pulaski Red Raider girls swim team has very high hopes for the remainder of the 2012 season. So far this fall, the team, coached by Erik Olson and assisted by Paul Heykes, has broken many school records, and hopes for a possible state title have become reality. A strong area of the girl’s swim team this year has been their 400 meter and 200 meter freestyle relay team. The team consists of Katelyn Destarkey, Corrin Vanlanen, Mara Danner and Rachel Slaby. “We believe we have a strong enough relay team to go to state this season,” sophomore swimmer Vanlanen said. The state competitions take place in Madison in early No-

vember. Last fall, Vanlanen was the only team member to compete in the state meet. Vanlanen has broken two records so far this season: the 50 meter, with a time of 24.24 seconds replacing the old record of 24.60 seconds, and 100 meter freestyle. Vanlanen earned her record-breaking 100 freestyle time, of 53.63 seconds, during her meet against Seymour on September 20. Because she is only a sophomore, Vanlanen plans to keep swimming throughout high school and into college. The Pulaski Red Raider girls swim team will take on Manintowoc Lincoln at home beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, before traveling to Edison Middle School to participate in a triangular meet against Green Bay East and DePere on Tuesday, October 16.

by Tyler Hegbloom and Ryan Neerdaels The Red Raider football team is currently 2-4 after a big win against the Green Bay Notre Dame Tritons on Friday, September 28, where they came out on top with a score of 41-20. During the match-up, Pulaski performed well from the beginning, when linebacker Dalton Eldredge recovered a NDA fumble that eventually turned into a Red Raider touchdown for an early 7-0 lead. The team didn’t let up after the first quarter, either, scoring 21 straight points, including two touchdown runs by senior Neil Anderson. After halftime, the Red Raiders scored again. Still, despite the big win against the Tritons, Pulaski faced a tough schedule during the beginning of the season, suffering two heartbreaking losses during the final seconds of games against Green Bay Southwest on September 7 and Green Bay Preble on September 14. On September 21, the team traveled to Ashwaubenon, where they lost another close game to the Jaguars 24-14. “We need to finish games,” said head coach Jed Kennedy. In order to make the playoffs, the team will need to win its remaining two games, which include the Manitowoc Ships at home on Friday, October 5, and the Green Bay West Wildcats, also at home, on Friday, October 12. The remaining teams on the schedule are in the lower half of the conference standings, so the schedule looks more promising for the Red Raiders from here on out, and the team remains positive. “The playoffs are expected,” said Kennedy. For more information about Red Raider football, visit www.

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footballs signed by Charles Woodson and a football signed by Brian Bulaga. Also, there were numerous gift certificates donated by businesses located within the Pulaski Community. “It was a fun and exciting way to raise money and publicity for the Pulaski volleyball program,” said sophomore Ashley Schuettpelz. “I can’t wait to do it again next year.”

JRR meeting There will be a Junior Red Raider boys basketball traveling teams parent meeting for players in grades three through eight on Wednesday, October 10. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in LGI 1 at Pulaski High School.

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Dynamic Designs to hold coloring contest

For the fifth year, Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC is sponsoring a fun Halloween Coloring Contest for kids of all ages. Everyone that enters receives a special gift for participating, compliments of Dynamic Designs (while supplies last). “We enjoy decorating our showroom windows with these colorful pumpkins every year,” said Tammy Brzeczkowski of Dynamic Designs. “It’s a great community event too.” Contest forms are available online and a limited number will be delivered to grade schools in the Pulaski Community School District. The contest is not limited to children from the Pulaski area nor is the age of who can participants limited. Forms will also be available at the 220A South St. Augustine Street in Pulaski at dynamic designs and on line at www. Entries are due by October 28, and will be displayed at Dynamic Designs in Pulaski. Two winners will be picked on October 29, in a random drawing. The first place winner will receive a gift basket valued at $30, and second place a will be a basket with a $20 value.

Marnocha presents to PACC On Wednesday, September 26, the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a luncheon for area business owners and community members. The guest speaker was Pam (Marnocha) Janssen, president and owner of Marnocha Funeral Home. She was assisted by Lee Schubert, Marnocha staff licensed funeral director. Pam Janssen spoke on a subject that can be very uncomfortable for many people: the importance of having a funeral service as the first step in overcoming the grief of the loved ones left behind. Without a funeral, it ignores the need for the survivors to have any type of closure,

Janssen said. A funeral brings together friends and relatives in mutual support at a time when it is most needed, she added. Both presenters provided the attendees with numerous pamphlets and booklets of information regarding wills, trusts, preplanning and other funeral related items. Janssen also handed out information on the costs involved in burial options such as in ground burial versus mausoleum entombment. She also explained some of the legalities of disposing of someone’s ashes from a cremation. Overall, all attendees came away with lots of beneficial information.

Haunted houses are popular attractions by Mike Risso and Cody McLester As October begins, many people are beginning to look forward to one of the most enjoyable aspects of the Halloween season: haunted houses. Every year, hundreds of individuals visit one of the haunted houses throughout the Green Bay area such as the Panic Chambers Hotel, Green Bay Fear and Terror on the Fox to get scared out of their wits. The Panic Chambers Hotel began a few years ago, and was started by Pulaski High School graduate Zach Boyea. Located at 1295 Main St. in Gresham, Panic Chambers features a variety of scare tactics for guests to enjoy, as well as live music and a bonfire. The haunted house will be open on October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28 from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Another local favorite, Terror on the Fox, has been scaring people since 1996. Each year, many PHS drama students also get involved in the act by dressing up as the goblins, monsters and ghosts that scare guests. According to the Terror on the Fox’s website, this year the haunted house is set to feature new designs, new characters, and more animatronics than ever before. This month, Terror on the Fox, located at the National Railroad Museum at 2285 S. Broadway in Green Bay, will be open from 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on October 5,6, 12,13, 19-20, 24-28, 29-31. The will also be

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William “Bill” D. Hubbard, 58, of Kingsford, passed away, Friday, September 21, 2012, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. He was born on December 15, 1953, in Green Bay, Wis., son of the late Charles Dale and Phyllis (Rusch) Hubbard. Bill grew up in Mill Center, Wis., and attended Pulaski High School, graduating in 1972. He was a truck driver for most of his life, employed by Michaud Trucking Company from 1991 until the present. Bill was a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed motorcycles, especially riding his Harley Davidson. He is survived by three brothers, James (Audra) Hubbard, Dublin, Ireland, Robert Hubbard, Green Bay, and John Hubbard, Mineral Point, Wis.; one sister, Terry (Henry) Severson, Mountain, Wis.; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends and work family at Michaud Trucking. Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Hubbard, in 2006. The family wishes to thank the Michaud Trucking Family as well as all those who fought so hard to save Bill. Private family services were held. You may light a candle in remembrance of Bill or leave a condolence for his family online at The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Bill’s Legacy of Life.

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Helen C. Kraszewski, 88, former Flintville area resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 20, 2012.   Born on June 17, 1924 to Stanislaus and Lottie (Wozniak) Konowalski, Helen married Bernard “Ben” Kraszewski on May 17, 1952. Survivors include nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives and friends.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, on February 1, 2005, and her parents.

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the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. Look down with mercy and touch the hearts of your people. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Free those from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion. Grant those who seek political office the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. O Merciful Mother, obtain for our polit-

Page 15 ical candidates the courage to reject the “culture of death” and the strength to stand up for the unborn. Trusting in your most powerful intercession, we pray. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee O Virgin of Virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Thursday, October 4, 2012 Pulaski News

Pool, athletics study/ cont.

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Continued from page 5 athletic facilities at PCMS, along with facilities at PHS, compared to the $4,992,000 proposal in the referendum. Additionally, if the district would have renovated the current facilities at PCMS, a large portion of the money would have to be spent on dirt to raise the multi-purpose field three feet to increase drainage, as the facilities are currently located within a floodplain. “While this could sound like a viable solution, it would actually raise the field above the PCMS gym floor, greatly increasing the chance of flooding within the school,” PHS Athletic Director Jerad Marsh said. Ultimately, Marsh added, it just made more sense for the district to build new facilities at PHS. “Building new facilities will actually better utilize our taxpayer dollars and protect our citizens’ investments for years to come,” Marsh said.

It would cost $10,200,000 to build a new eight-lane pool at PCMS, with a diving well, warm water therapy pool and a community fitness center. Building the same facility at PHS would cost $7,412,000.

Like the community athletic facilities, the district also conducted an extensive study into repairing the community pool at PCMS. The pool, which was built in the early 1970s, does not meet current safety/health codes or WIAA regulations, but, instead, was given a “grandfather exception” since it was built before the codes went into effect. Ultimately, the district looked various plans to renovate the current pool at PCMS (which would require that the district bring in line with current safety/ health codes). According to estimates received by the district, it would cost $10,200,000 to build a new eight-lane competition pool at PCMS, with a diving well, a warm water therapy pool and a community fitness center. (The plan would also close the pool for 16 months.) Building the same facility at PHS, as is proposed in the referendum, would cost $7,412,000, and the current pool would remain open during construction of the new pool facility at PHS.

“After looking at all of our options, we determined that constructing a new community pool, that would meet all current health and safety codes as well as WIAA regulations, would be the most efficient use of taxpayer money,” PCSD Aquatics Director Cory Krizizke said. “Building a new pool at PHS is almost $3 million less than it would be to build the same facility at the middle school, and, with this option, we don’t have to close the pool, which will be great for community members, students and PCSD student athletes.” Moving the facilities to PHS also fixes another problem that has been plaguing the district for many years: more space for PACE and the district’s technology offices. Currently, PACE offices are located within Glenbrook Elementary, a growing school. By moving the PACE offices to PCMS, not only will PACE have more space to run the many programs it offers, but it will also provide additional parking space for community members who attend these programs. At Glenbrook, the current PACE offices could be converted to either other district offices, or possible classrooms in the future. The district’s technology offices are also located in one of the “two white outbuildings” in the parking lot of Glenbrook Elementary. (Both buildings previously served as the district’s bus garages.) Not only do the buildings lack proper installation, but the lack of rodent and insect control often poses a major problem throughout the building as well.

Haunted Houses/ cont. Continued from Page 13 two kids’ days on October 21 and 28 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Finally, another popular area haunted house is Green Bay, located at 1950 Bond St. in Green Bay, will be open on October 5-7, 12-14, 18-21 and 24-28 from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

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ner said. “The proposed referendum ensures they will receive equitable space.” Still, Lightner added, should the referendum not pass, the district will have to spend money to repair the school. The current Pulaski Village Hall, located at 421 S. St Augustine Street, has housed the village government and police department for more than 50 years. However, the less-thanideal location, which is small and often cramped, prompted the village to begin looking for new village hall options.

This spring, the Village of Pulaski hopes to move its village hall into this new location, at 585 E. Glenbrook Street. The new space will be larger, providing staff and residents with more room to work. The village is also planning to build a garage to accommodate Pulaski’s Police Department.

Pulaski Village Hall to move to new location by Kalli Seglund fter more than half a A century of the same village hall location, Pulaski’s administration, staff and elected officials may soon be calling a new building home: 585 East Glenbrook Street. According to Pulaski Village President Reed Woodward, the current hall location at 421 S. St. Augustine Street, is often cramped, which can pose problems for both village staff and residents. However, the new space will be larger, and will have handicapped accessibility, as well. The village will have to make accommodations for Pulaski’s Police Department at the new location, though. According to Woodward, a new

Honor area veterans at Pulaski High School’s Veteran’s Day celebration! Monday, November 12 in PHS gym 10:45 am- 11:45 am with coffee reception to follow Featuring performances by the Red Raider Marching Band, PHS choir and speeches by area veterans! ALL area veterans, and their families, are invited to attend!

three-car garage will be built along with a male and female handicapped bathroom. The police department will remain as is with slight modifications, Woodward added. The village expects to move into its new location in the spring, and hopes to have the current village hall appraised and eventually placed on the market in hopes that someone will purchase it. “Building a new village hall has been a long time need and it is finally being addressed, which is a step toward to the future,” said Woodward.

“Ultimately, repairing Fairview is the best, most costefficient option for our taxpayers, and will ensure that all students within the PCSD receive a top-notch education for years to come.”

“We, as a district, simply cannot ignore the problems facing our students, parents and staff at Fairview,” Lightner said. “With decreased funding from the state, it will be very difficult to make these repairs and keep class sizes small while continuing to offer extensive extracurricular opportunities for our students.” According to Lightner, if the district were to close Fairview, the students would likely be forced to attend either Sunnyside or Glenbrook, both of which are further from their homes, potentially causing major problems as well. “Both Sunnyside and Glenbrook are completely filled to capacity, so, if Fairview were to close, class sizes at Sunnyside and Glenbrook would swell greatly, or additions would have to be built onto those schools, which, according to district studies, would end up being much more costly than the repairs, upgrades and additions proposed in the referendum,” Lightner said. “Ultimately, repairing Fairview is the best, most cost-efficient option for our taxpayers, and will ensure that all students within the PCSD receive a top-notch education for years to come.” For more information about the referendum, and to view videos of the facilities set to be improved by the referendum, visit referendum.

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