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Doug and Sharon Clements honored with Chamber Community Service Award

congratulations and thank you goes out to Doug and Sharon Clements for being selfless Pulaski residents who are always looking to help people in need. The ceremony, hosted at the Rock Garden Supper Club in Green Bay, took place on April 7. The Chamber of Commerce has been honoring area citizens since 1951, when the awards were entitled “Man of the Year.” In 1978, the award was changed to “Community Service Achievement Award.” The first award in 1951 went to Frank Joswick.

Referendum Question 2 passes after recount

Richard Pamperin, along with Lauri Baranczyk and Deb Stachura, of Premier Community Bank stand with Sharon and Doug Clements, the 2013 recipients of the Pulaski Chamber Community Service Award .

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The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community Service Achievement Award ceremony to honor Pulaski residents Doug and Sharon Clements. Pulaski’s Premier Bank sponsored the award ceremony. The Clements have a long history of being crucially involved in what makes Pulaski function on a daily basis. Both put in many years within the Pulaski Community School District; Doug taught for over 30 years, in addition to coaching, led as an active Boy Scout Leader, and constantly taught Pulaski’s future the virtues of good citizenship. Meanwhile, Sharon also worked within the Pulaski Community School District as an Administrative Assistant within the Student Services department, offering help and advice to many students who worked their way through the district. Beyond their involvement within the local school district, the Clements have been extremely involved within their

congregation, St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski. Doug still serves as the Head Elder and is on the Church Council. Sharon is Chairperson for Angel Band, which identifies the needs of members and plans benefits, in addition to sitting in on the Board of Outreach and serving as Ladies Guild Secretary. Still, the Clements find time to do more. Doug and Sharon both assist with the Pulaski Help Hotline, offering advice to citizens in need, or just lending an ear for a few minutes to someone in need of a friend to listen. They have also opened their home to people needing a room when venturing through Pulaski. Recently, a Pastor returned to Pulaski after the death of his wife, and the Clements not only took him in during his visit to Pulaski, but created an itinerary for his stay and transported him to wherever he needed to be. The Clements’ long list of

volunteer work and giving back to the community continues from there. No task is too big or too small, as long as they’re able to help. The Clements have been credited with driving local residents to Green Bay for medical appointments; preparing meals for those who are unable to cook; doing laundry to those without the ability; and watching children when other parents find themselves in a pinch. The Clements have also planned dinner events like the Cantata Reception and Advent by Candlelight, and volunteering to help in the kitchen for funerals and other church events. The Clements are credited as being a couple that just can’t say “no” to others in need, and have shown Pulaski for years and years that they are willing to go the extra mile for anyone who needs help. A big, heart-felt

by Laura Cortright The results of the April 2 Referendum and School Board Election were finalized on Monday, April 15 after a recount. The first question on the referendum, which covered technology for a cost of $650,000 per year for the next seven years, was shot down with a final vote of 2735 “yes” to 3327 “no.” The third and fourth questions, which respectively planned for remodeling and a new community pool, also failed by a large margin. However, even after the requested recount, which took just over 22 hours to complete, the second referendum question managed to pass with a meager ten votes. The final tally came to 3,063 “yes” votes and 3,053 ‘“no” votes. The original tally before the recount was 3052 “yes” and 3044 “no.” The hotly contested second question of the referendum will allow the school district $4.37 million to create secure entrances at the five elementary schools and provide various improvements for energy efficiency, safety and repair. “We are very thankful that the citizens of the Pulaski Community School District have allowed the District to

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VOLUME LXXIII, NO 8 complete vital and necessary repairs to our school Buildings, said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mel Lightner. “We are glad that we will be able to upgrade our security measures by retrofitting the entrances to our schools. The energy efficiency measures called for in this referendum question will allow the district to save money in the long run. The real winners in this referendum recount are the people who believe in the American democracy. Every voice needs to be heard and every vote counts.” Although Jerry Miller originally filed a petition for a recount of referendum Question Two, he repealed the petition, saying that he believed another citizen would “be requesting a recount within the time frame specified by law.” As it turns out, of course, Miller was right. In Zone 1 for School Board President, Trina Townsend, who ran unopposed retained her seat. Barb McKeefry edged out Barney Eckberg for the Zone 3 School Board seat by 367 votes.

Construction season starts; orange barrels replace white snow by Clarissa Grathen Construction continues to brew in downtown Pulaski and will soon be moving its way to other areas in the district. The finalized plans set to begin in May will include the County VV and County U intersection improvements as well as the County FF interchange which will be initiated this summer. A “J Turn Intersection” will be installed at the County VV intersection, giving drivers a much safer approach when crossing. At the intersection of County U, left hand turns onto WIS 29 and crossings will be restrained and drivers will need to turn right and utilize the J Turn at the County VV intersection when making a direction switch. Starting in July, a diamond interchange will be installed at County FF/Sherwood Street along with a bridge allowing local traffic continued page 2

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P-News Point of View Spring break every other year best for suiting needs of community by Kalli Seglund hen spring rolls around W students automatically think of having a week off school to go on a vacation or stay home and relax. However, this is not always the case for the students within the Pulaski School District. When finding out they only have a spring break every other year, their gut reaction is usually a complaint regarding only having a spring break every other year, especially because most districts within the area have them consistently. To compromise, the school board has decided to have spring breaks every other year to meet the needs of all families. In other words, the school board is maintaining a balance between those children in daycare and those who prefer to vacation during the school year. For instance, families who have children in daycare are obligated to pay for the week of their childrens’ absence. As a result, these particular families most likely prefer to vacation in the summer months to save money. On the flip side, families might not consider money as a problem, so there is also a spring break for them. Furthermore, this balance between different preferences is the goal to keep everyone happy. Besides the school board’s

decision, the mentality in a rural communities varies compared to the mentality in more populated cities such as Milwaukee or Chicago. Generally in larger cities, it is more common for families to go on a vacation for week or just “get out of the city.” However, since Pulaski is in a rural area, in general, so that excuse cannot be used. In addition, students and teachers often complain after Christmas that it is hard to get back into the swing of things after having off for over a week. After a spring break, it would be just as hard, especially because of coming home after a vacation or enjoying the “warm” Wisconsin weather. Having a spring break every other year might not be popular among students, but it suits the needs of the community. It allows parents to plan accordingly for vacations and the consistency of this decision also allows them to know well in advance. In its simplest words, the school board’s decision to have a spring break every other year offers a balance to keep everyone in the community happy.

Construction/ continued from front page to travel over WIS 29. Other plans include the reconstruction of County FF/Sherwood Street between Shawano Avenue and Navajo Trail. Roundabouts will be constructed among various intersections along this road to keep traffic flow consistent. Local road closures will be in effect this summer, which will have a large impact on travel. Although time consuming, these refinements will ensure safety for drivers and provide accessible techniques when maneuvering on the roads. The construction process is projected to last about one year, ranging from July 2013 to July 2014. As the process continues to develop, so will the potential difficulties with traffic. As a bus driver in Pulaski, they especially must do what they can to fully prepare for these changes. “Pulaski bus drivers will be prepared for the construction phases and detours, as well as being prepared on how to use a J-turn. Their number one priority is getting the students safely to school and home,” said Pulaski Schools Transportation Supervisor Tracey Szymanski. “Most avoid crossing WIS 29 by County VV or County U.   However, this area will be an alternate route for our buses once County FF is closed.  Motorists may not like J-turns because not many people can say they have ever driven in a J-turn.   However, they are proven to be safer because there is more room for a school bus and the drivers are only dealing with 2 lanes of traffic going in the same direction rather than 4 lanes of traffic going in several directions.” When taking a look at the project as a whole, there are many great things to expect from it’s completion. Safer roadways that will prevent accidents and faster efficient routes of travel which will help drivers navigate efficiently and comfortably. If you would like to learn more about future plans for construction in the district, please visit

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Community Annual Pulaski Rummage Sale returns May 3-4

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PHS grad wrapping up Supper Club documentary

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by Clarissa Grathen and Teri Lewins The Village of Pulaski is having its annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. The rummage sales will be all over Pulaski starting at multiple times, anyone wanting to participate can and is encouraged to do so. If you would like to post an ad in the May 2 issue of the Pulaski Newspaper, deadlines for placing ads are April 25. Ten words is five dollars, and advertisers should make all checks payable to Pulaski News. The mailing address is, 1040 South St. Augustine Street, Pulaski, WI 54162. If you have any questions or concerns with the Rummage Sale or if you are interested in placing an ad you can contact Laurie Fischer at (920)-8226800. Happy Rummaging!  

Poland Trip has eight seats left First Class Travel announced recently that only eight seats are available for the Trip to Poland early bird discount. The trip, that is slated for August has sparked a lot of interest in the Pulaski area. To receive the early bird discount, or for more information about the trip contact First Class Travel of Shawano at 725-5264585. The trip is also co-sponsored by Dynamic Designs and Insight Vacations.

by Clarissa Grathen Wisconsin supper clubs represent an old fashioned tradition that have been kept alive for generations, and express our culture in forms most wouldn’t imagine. Holly De Ruyter, a 2002 Pulaski Graduate began her journey to illustrate the vitality of these family owned restaurants soon after high school. De Ruyter attended Columbia College Chicago to pursue her interest in working with documentary films and quickly discovered her passion for post production. While attending college, she discovered just how different life was outside of Wisconsin and decided to undertake the rewarding experience of producing a documentary about supper clubs. “Leaving Wisconsin to attend school in Chicago, I did not think I would experience that much change in my cultural experiences. My expectation was I was still in the midwest, how much could it change?” said De Ruyter.   “When in college it baffled me that no one would go out for fish fries on Fridays.  No bars had brandy or knew what an old fashioned was.   Chicago is known for its variety of restaurants, but there was nothing like a Wisconsin supper club that I could find in the city.” Granted, embarking on such an endeavor was no walk in the park.   Little information and history were documented about supper clubs over the years which left it to be a challenging task at times. With resources limited, it would take this enter-

prise to the next level. “I had to think outside of the box for my research. I looked for old supper club memorabilia and postcards at thrift and antique stores around Wisconsin.   It was like piecing together a puzzle,” said De Ruyter. While exploring these Supper Clubs around the state, De Ruyter was accompanied by her crew, friends, and family who supported her greatly throughout the making of this film. Lindsay Kralovetz, who also attended Columbia, shared an interest with De Ruyter in Wisconsin supper clubs and joined her in her visits to these restaurants as well.   During this process, it was put on hold quite a bit due to members’ full time jobs and busy schedules. De Ruyter and her husband Brian decided to take a break from the film at one point when arranging their dream wedding. Their reception was held at “The Lake House Inn” Supper Club located in Edgerton, Wisconsin and proved to be worth setting the film aside for temporarily. “We chose to have our wedding reception at the Lake House Inn because it had all the good qualities of a Wisconsin Supper Club.  It was in a rural setting, family owned, they serve delicious homemade food, and it has a rustic feel to it which fits our personality,” said De Ruyter.     The documentary is now in post production and is set to be submitted to film festivals this fall. This truly goes to show that hardwork and dedication is really all it takes to accomplish your goals.

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Leo and Verna Wojkiewicz

Congratulations to Leo and Verna (Hylok) Wojkiewicz on their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Edward and Isadore Church, Flintville, WI on April 24, 1948. Leo and Verna were blessed with four children, Barbara (Kenneth) Dunaj, Mosinee, Gerald (Mary) Wojkiewicz, Lucille ( Eugene) Przybylski of Pulaski and Judy Wisniewski of Seymour. They have eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The couple are lifelong residents of Hofa Park, (Pulaski) WI. Your family wishes you Love and Happiness.

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Community Announcements CALL THE PULASKI SENIOR CENTER AT 8228100 FOR INFORMATION AND/OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS FOR ACTIVITIES AND LUNCH. QUILT RAFFLE TICKET SALES BEGIN IN APRIL. If you would like to help sell at one of the banks or Super Ron’s, please give Kitty a call. ABRAMS THEATRE “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” on Sunday, April 21. We leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 1:00. Dutch-treat dinner after the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $14. Reservations due by April 12. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, April 23 and May 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. Appointments required. Cost: $17.00 KNIT/CROCHET, Trisha is here on Tuesdays, April 23 and May 14 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. to show the fundamentals of knitting and crocheting. Both beginners and those experienced are welcome. We have yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks for you to use. POTLUCK WITH WPS CHORUS on Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. Please bring a dish to pass that will feed 8 – 10 people. PIANO RECITAL on Monday, April 29 at 5:00 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. Carol VanLannen’s piano students will perform. Dinner for seniors after the recital $2. 50’S SOCK HOP on Wednesday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. Lunch of meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and an orange at 11:30, entertainment by crooner Ron Urmanski at 12:30. Dress in 50’s sock hop clothes, if possible. Suggested donation of $3.50 for the lunch, $1.00 for the party. Reservations due by Monday, April 29. MACHIKANEE PLAYERS “TALLY UP” on Friday, May 3. We leave the Pulaski Senior Center at 4:00 p.m. Dutch-treat dinner at Wauter’s Front before the show. Cost of ticket and transportation is $14. Reservations due by April 25. BOOK CLUB at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, May 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. May’s book is The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich. Books are available at the Senior Center. POWERFUL TOOL FOR CAREGIVERS (helps unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend) on Thursdays, May 9 – June 13 at the

P.A.C.E Office from 1:00 – 3:30. Register with the Brown County ADRC at 448-4300. Suggested donation $10.00. BOTANICAL GARDENS TRIP on Friday, May 10 from 9:00 – 4:00. Think spring! Call for more details. MOVIE DAY on Monday, May 13 at 12:15 p.m. Movie is “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Eat lunch before the movie – pork chop w/ gravy, rice, stewed tomatoes, rye bread and peaches. Call by Friday at 11:00 a.m. to reserve your lunch. 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, May 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. GAMES & CARDS (sheep head, 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, BayTek and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. TRANSPORTATION is available to take seniors to medical appointments, for groceries to Super Ron’s, to the bank and pharmacy, to hair appointments 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 April 5 – April 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, April 19 – spaghetti with meat sauce Monday, April 22 – pepper steak Tuesday, April 23 – baked ziti Wednesday, April 24 – hamburger Thursday, April 25 – chicken breast with gravy Friday, April 26 – vegetable soup with tuna salad sandwich Monday, April 29 – shepherd’s pie Tuesday, April 30 – baked chicken leg quarter Wednesday, May 1 – meatballs & gravy Thursday, May 2 – Italian pasta bake Friday, May 3 – pepper steak

PHS grad taking talents to stage by Laura Cortright Jennifer Shine, a 2005 Pulaski High School graduate, performed with the non-profit organization Erasing the Distance at the Meyer Theatre on March 19. Erasing the Distance is a Chicago-based organization that, according to its website, sheds “light on mental health issues through theatre.” By transforming true stories about people impacted by mental health issues into performances for the stage, Erasing the Distance delivers powerful messages designed to teach and inspire. March 19’s show followed Erasing the Distance’s general protocol: a series of monologues compiled of direct quotes from volunteers willing to share their personal stories about mental illnesses. Thus, each actor portrayed a different person, engaging the audience’s heart and mind in real-life experiences. Erasing the Distance holds “Story Sharing Days” four times per year in order to collect

stories. Then, with the story tellers’ permission, the organization converts the audio-recorded interviews into monologues and compiles them into full productions. “You can talk about mental health issues, but when you see the story….Even though it’s a heavy evening in what you hear, it’s also inspiring because you see that people have made it through their illnesses,” said PHS teacher Amy Tubbs. Shine, who works as the Production Manager for Erasing the Distance’s Artistic Season, graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a degree in Theatre and Peace & Justice studies. In high school, Shine “was one of those stand-out actresses” according to Tubbs, for she was never afraid to tell a story and give out her heart. “She’s really talented, but she’s also really passionate about human beings and helping people,” Tubbs said.

Citizens Update CHIEF’S

Corner 3/20/2013 – 8:30 p.m. – Other – S. St. Augustine St. Police report. 3/21/2013 – 11:17 a.m. – Disorderly Conduct – Pulaski High School. Obscene language. 3/21/2013 – 2:42 p.m. Juvenile Problems – Glenbrook Elementary. 12 yr. old male. 3/21/2013 – 5:30 p.m. Assist Citizen – S. St. Augustine St. 3/21/13 – 8:13 p.m. – Verbal Disturbance – E. Glenbrook Drive. Male & Female . 3/21/2013 – 10:13 p.m. Traffic Citation – Crest Drive – speeding. 3/21/2013 – 10:09 p.m. Crimes Against Children – Steno Trail. Inappropriate photography on Facebook. 3/21/2013 – 10:00 a.m. Theft – Pulaski High School. Laptop computer. Recovered but memory erased. 3/22/2013 – 1:00 p.m. Assist Agency – Pulaski High School. Statements for Oconto County incident. 3/22/2013 – 1:36 p.m. Assist EMS – W. Green Bay Street. 10 year old male fell. 3/22/2013 – 3:21 p.m. Harassment – Camelot Park. 58 year old male sending harassing text messages to 27 year old female. 3/22/2013 – 8:12 p.m. Traffic Citation – Cty. B. 35 year old male De Pere operating after suspension. 3/22/2013 - 8:12 p.m. Traffic Citation – Crest Drive. 18 year old female Little Suamico non registration of motor vehicle. 3/23/2013 – 12:42 p.m. Traffic Citation – E. Pulaski Street. 43 year old male Shawano no insurance and defective headlight. 3/23/2013 – 2:55 a.m. Suspicious Person/Vehicle – S. St. Augustine St. Male/Female walking down center of the road. Officer advised to walk on sidewalk. 3/23/2013 – 11:02 a.m.

Warrant –Third Avenue. 36 year old male arrested on warrant from Green Bay. Transported to Brown County AJail. 3/23/2013 – 11:30 a.m. Parking Complaint – W. Pulaski St. Regarding parking on north side of street. Signs will be placed on Monday. 3/23/2013 – 8:00 p.m. – Disturbance – Verbal. Highview Road. Male/female verbal disturbance. Both parties separated for the night. 3/23/2013 – 11:47 p.m. – Reckless Driver – S. Wisconsin Street. Male Driver driving excessive speeds through the village. 3/24/2013- 12:32 a.m. – Assist Motorist – S. Wisconsin Street. Officer assisted male on snowmobile stopped in ditch. Responsible party called to pick him up. 3/24/2013 – 2:28 a.m. – Traffic – E. Pulaski Street. Lane divider for construction knocked over and in westbound lane. 3/24/2013 – 3:04 a.m. Operating while intoxicated – N. St. Augustine St. 30 year old male. Vehicle towed. 3/24/2013 – 7:50 a.m. Traffic warning – S. Wisconsin Street. 68 year old female from Pulaski given written warning for exceeding speed zones. 3/24/2013 – 5:25 p.m. Animal – S. St. Augustine St. Loose dog running all day. 54 year old owner received a citation for dog at large. 3/24/2013 – 8:47 p.m. Credit Card Theft – Colonial Court Apartments. 21 year old male complainant. 21 year old female cited for theft of money from checking account. 3/25/2013 – 2:15 p.m. – Juvenile Problem – Glenbrook Elementary. 12 year old male out of control. 3/25/2013 – 3:30 p.m. Suspicious Person/Vehicle Karcz Drive. Reckless Driver. Officer made contact with 51 year old male. 3/25/2013 – 8:26 p.m. Theft – Pulaski High School. 16 year old female cellphone taken from locker room. 3/25/2013 – 8:35 p.m. Suspicious Person/Vehicle – Summit Street. Officer was contacted by 32 year old female that a vehicle with two males inside was sitting and watching her daughter. Extra patrol was requested. 3/26/2013 – 12:52 a.m. Alarm Commercial – Glenbrook Elementary. Officer dispatched for alarm going off. Checked doors and all were secure.

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Super Ron’s celebrates 50 years

A 50 year celebration for Super Ron’s was recently held at the Zielinski’s Ballroom.

by Melissa Skalecki Super Ron’s celebrated 50 years in business on Saturday April 13, at Zielinski’s Ballroom with an employee reunion. The reunion began at 4:30 p.m. and ended around 11:00 p.m. All previous employees were invited to the celebration and over 300 current and previous employees were in attendance. The reunion and celebration included entertainment provided by Chad Przybylski and an open buffet line. A committee of former employees and Super Ron’s managers planned all of the details for the evening. “We are super proud of being in business and wanted to throw a party to thank all those who

have worked here,” said Jay Neuenschwander, Super Ron’s manager. To thank the community for all of its support Super Ron’s will be having a huge upcoming sale. “We are happy and proud of what we have accomplished and glad to see all of the ex-employees that came tonight to celebrate with us, we are also thankful for all of the community support we have received over the years,” said John Ullmer, owner of Super Ron’s.   Super Ron’s first opened for business during the first week of June in 1963, and hopefully will be able to celebrate their 100th anniversary in another 50 years.

John Ullmer, owner of Super Ron’s is thankful for all of the community support throughout there years in business.

Stiede wins Kohl Excellence Scholarship

4H hosts White Elephant fund raiser by Kayla Gracyalny Once again, Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club held its annual White Elephant Auction after the February meeting. Members were able to bring in “junk” that would be auctioned off and for others to bid on. The money would then be matched by the club for a higher amount. Members

Steven Aprill, Laura Aprill, and Carson Graf were able to go on live television to present the check. They explained the process of how the money was raised and presented the check as well. In all, Maple Grove raised a total amount of $280 for the CP Telethon. Way to go!

by Clarissa Grathen Pulaski High School would like to congratulate PHS senior Jordan Stiede for recently being awarded the 2013 Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship. Stiede is the son of Todd and Susan Stiede. This year’s awards were made to 100 teachers and 187 graduating students which are chosen by a statewide committee. This $1,000 scholarship was created by Senator Herb Kohl in 1990 and is bestowed upon students who demonstrate excellence in their academics and display a great sense of motivation and leadership. Stiede’s extracurricular activities include: Basketball, Leo Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Senior Class President, and he is also a Raider Crew member. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, watching sport events, and spending time with friends and family. “It’s a great honor to win this scholarship. It really shows that my hard work is starting to pay off. I would like to thank my mom, dad, teachers, and administrators at Pulaski for getting me where I am today,” said Stiede. The ceremony for this award was held on April 13 at Red Smith Elementary in Green Bay. If you would like to learn more about the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, please visit

School Updates World Language fiesta a success at Sunnyside by Jordan Stiede On Thursday, March 21 at Sunnyside Elementary School, an evening of family fun took place as elementary students from all over the district and their families celebrated Pulaski Community School District’s Early World Language Program. Students in grades K-3 have world language instruction 3 times a week for 30 minutes each. The classes are taught primarily in the target language, Spanish, and integrate the Social Studies standards as well as concepts from other subject areas. Each grade level focuses on a Spanish-speaking country so that students build an understanding of cultural concepts and grow to be global citizens. Kindergarteners explore Mexico, 1st graders focus on Costa Rica, 2nd graders learn about Peru and 3rd grade studies the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. “The event provided a special opportunity for the elementary Spanish students to share what they have learned in their Spanish classes with their families and to showcase some of their artwork related to the country of study,” said Spanish teacher Susan Stiede. The event was from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. There was authentic music, games, food samples and crafts to enjoy as students from all five of Pulaski’s elementary schools, their families and the community members came together to explore the Hispanic culture. High school Spanish Club student volunteers helped at the various stations by handing out food samples and making crafts with the young students. A cultural performance by the Ballet Folklorico of the Tonantzin Dance Company took place from 6:30-7:00. The Tonantzin Dance Company was established in December 2006, and its mission includes instruction of primary and secondary school students as well as young adults in the art and culture of Mexican folk dance. “I had fun making some crafts and trying different food samples too,” said Eleanor Flanigan, third grade student at Hillcrest Elementary School. The early world language team would like to thank the many sponsors for making this free event possible: Hillcrest PTO, Lannoye PTO, Fairview PTO, Sunnyside PTO, Los Magueyes Restaurant and Pulaski High School Spanish Club.

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Pulaski High School students give blood

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Glenbrook 4th grade perform the Wisconsin Play

The Glenbrook Elementary fourth graders recently put on a spectacular show for parents, students and staff. The “On Wisconsin” play featured all of the fourth grade students. Pulaski High School students get excited about giving blood. Students age 16 and older were encouraged to give blood recently in the high school gym.

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Local Wisconsin artist and author visits Glenbrook

State Superintendent virtually visits Glenbrook

Robert Metropulos, Jr. reads a book he authored to Glenbrook students and parents.

Recently, a select group of reading students from Glenbrook Elementary School and their parents got a chance to meet Robert Metropulos, Jr., a local artist and author from Wisconsin. Metropulos talked about his reading disability and encouraged students and parents to follow their passions. Metropulos read and talked about two of his“What is it?” books that he authored. For more information go to;

PHS receives National Student Council Award For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Pulaski High School has been awarded a 2013 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Nearly 180 high school councils were named National Councils of Excellence. Of those, Pulaski High School is one of only 163 high school councils nationwide to receive the highly-esteemed honor of being named a National Gold Council of Excellence. To meet the requirements for the NASC National Councils of Excellence Award, a student council must demonstrate that it meets a variety of criteria. Those councils named to the Gold level have successfully met a greater number

of the criterion. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings, a democratic election process, and membership in NASC, schools that qualify for the award demonstrate such things as leadership training for council members, teacher/ staff appreciation activities, student recognition programs, school and community service projects, spirit activities, goal setting, financial planning, and active participation in their state and national student council associations. “Receiving an NASC National Gold Council of Excellence Award reflects the highest dedication on the part of the local school to providing a strong, well-rounded student council program,” says Jeff Sherrill, associate director of NASC. “NASC applauds the

work of the National Gold Councils of Excellence and challenges them to continue their leadership and service to their schools and communities.” The National Association of Student Councils (NASC) promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. NASC is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP—the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders—also sponsors the National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), which recognizes outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. For more information on NASC, visit


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On Monday, April 8, Sara Malchow’s first grade class had the opportunity to videochat with Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers. It’s safe to say the first graders didn’t let him off the hook that easily. “My favorite iPad app is kind of a boring one,” said Evers, in response to a query about his favorite. “It’s the weather app. I check it every day.” However, first grade students continued to bombard him with iPad app questions. “Have you heard of the app ‘Extra Math’?” “What about ‘Rocket Math’?” “No, I haven’t heard of those,” replied Evers. “I’ll have to look it up!” The questions posed by the first graders demonstrated their immensely knowledgeable background when it came to technology and iPad apps. The first graders, in an effort to greet the superintendent, spelled out “Hello Mr. Evers!” on their iPads to begin the 25-minute conference, and took time to model how they use the iPads in Malchow’s technology-heavy

model classroom. “This was a great opportunity to showcase the way we have embedded technology usage into our learning,” said teacher Sara Malchow. The students told Evers about how they only use technology when appropriate and when necessary. They simply don’t use iPads all the time just for the sake of using technology. “Too much technology can hurt your eyes,” added one of the first graders. “One of the best parts of this experience was for my students to have an authentic audience to share their thoughts and feelings with,” said Malchow. “Global connections are truly an important part of sharing and learning with others outside of our classroom walls and outside of our immediate community.” Malchow’s class was chosen to participate in the virtual conference with Evers after completing an online application through the state’s Department of Public Instruction website.

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-Thursday, April 18, 2013

by Melissa Skalecki On Sunday April 14, Pulaski’s High School and Middle School special education departments hosted Pizza Works, a pizza buffet and fundraiser. The teachers in the department set up a slide show, showcasing the work skills and wonderful accomplishments that the students have received throughout the year. When asked what the money was going to be used for, student Katie Gazeley explained, “To go somewhere special for the end of the year.” Pizza Works was set up like a restaurant, with reserved tables, waitresses and decorations. The pizza was supplied by Figaro’s in Pulaski and BayTek games brought in several games for the after meal entertainment. Pizza Works began at 4:00 p.m. and by 7:00 p.m. when it ended approximately 120 pizzas had been made, and over 320 people had been served.

Pizza Works says “thank you” PizzaWorks took place at PHS on Sunday, April 14th. It started as a conversation between Dr. Lightner and several district special education teachers about how to help our students with disabilities gain meaningful employment opportunities in their post-secondary lives. It has grown into a wonderful community minded, student-centered project that has touched on many skills, concepts, and goals. We started with what we already have in place. At the middle school, we have the Red Raider Restaurant and at the high school level, our students run and manage the Raider Cafe, a school based

coffee shop. We took those ideas, and incorporated a favorite food of many, pizza. We have chosen the name PizzaWorks for a few reasons. For teens, pizza just works! Secondly, we want to focus on the work related, pre-vocational and work aspect of the project. First of all, this project would not work without the community outreach we have had. Cindy Egnarski and Figaro’s Pizza have been an invaluable resource to us. Figaro’s has opened their doors to our students, sat and planned with staff and students, and has been a wonderful contributor to PIzzaWorks. BayTek has donated the use of their arcade games as well as matching

funds for what we collect in them. Several school district departments and employees have helped including our technology department, the Pulaski News, food service, and our special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Lastly, we thank our community members who will be our guests and customers at the event. We are thankful to them as well! This project has unbelievable educational merit. Some of the skills and concepts that we have worked on with this project include workplace writing (applications), mock interviews, on-site tours, writing of commercials, using technology to produce commercials, making of decora-

tions and placemats, signage, social skills, communications skills, restuarant knowledge, job and task analysis, budgeting, money matters, teamwork, and we hope fun! The individual tasks and skills that the students have worked on have been tailored to their skills, abilities, and needs. The collaboration between our staff, students, and community has been tremendous. Our goal was to have 200 reservations, final tallies are still being made, but looks as though we had 360 guests for the 1st PizzaWorks. We are hopeful that through this event, our students will gain skills to build their employability skills and that our community will see

the wonderful abilities of our students with disabilities. The most meaningful part was seeing the pride the students took into their work. They were excited, proud, and stepped up to the expectations. There were many smiles and laughs. The whole team worked together to put on a fabulous even. Thank you for supporting our PizzaWorks event!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Pulaski News

Pulaski Relay for Life

The Pulaski Relay for Life was held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Pulaski High School. Thanks to all who supported the event.

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Pulaski News

-Thursday, April 18, 2013

PCMS takes the stage for Beauty and the Beast

Duke named Student of Month for Attitude Ian Duke, son of Dan and Denise Duke, was named student of the month for attitude in April. “I am honored to be student of the month,” said Duke. “I realize the importance a positive attitude has not only on myself, but others around me as well.” Throughout high school, Duke has been on the varsity soccer team, intramural basketball team and in the chess club. He is also part of Raider Crew, and he is a member of the National Honor Society. One accomplishment that Duke is very proud of is being selected to represent Pulaski High School at Badger Boy State last year. In his spare time, he likes watching and playing sports, hanging out with friends and playing Select soccer. Next year, Duke plans on attending UW-Madison to study business. “I would like to thank my teachers for providing me with an engaging learning environment which enabled me to be my best,” said Duke.

Nickerson receives academics honor Mallory Nickerson, daughter of Michael Nickerson and Janelle Bailey, was named student of the month for academics in April. “It is a great honor and I am very grateful for the recognition,” said Nickerson. Nickerson has been on the varsity basketball team since 10th grade, and she has been a captain the last two years. Her team has also been regional champions the last two seasons. In addition, Nickerson was a finalist at state for track and field and she set the school record for disc. Besides sports, Nickerson is part of the Leo Club and Spanish Club, and she has been in FBLA throughout high school including being an officer her senior year. Moreover, she was selected as a Badger State Delegate last year. She loves to volunteer in the community by working with the Big Brother Big Sister Program, and helping work youth basketball camps. Nickerson has also had other leadership activities by being a Junior Class Officer and Raider Crew member. Next year, she plans to attend St. Norbert college to become a math teacher, and she will continue playing basketball.

by Madison Vandenberg PCMS will be performing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this upcoming spring, a show filled with beloved characters and spectacular singing. The cast has been practicing since February in order to dazzle their audience and to convey the meaning “Be our guest.” “We anticipate this being one of our best shows,” said production manager Sarah Kohls. “We have an amazing group of lead characters along with one of the best casts ever.” With such a recognizable show and a dedicated cast,

this show can not be missed. Tickets are on sale for the four performances on April 18-19 at 7:00 p.m. as well as April 21 at 2:00 p.m. A dinner show is also being held at PCMS on April 20, with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and the show will follow at 7:00. Tickets are on sale now for $5 per person for the 2:00 and 7:00 performances and the dinner show is $15 dollars per person. The ticket order forms can be found on https://sites. org/pcms-music-theater/ticketorder-form or you can contact Dawn or Karen at (920) 8226500.

PHS band to participate in District Band Festival Music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned District Concert Band Festival hosted at Roncalli High School on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school’s band will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from other schools listen in as part of their own learning experience. The festival will draw concert bands from a number of area schools, including Oneida Nation Middle School, Pulaski High School, Roncalli Catholic High School, Shawano High School, and Two Rivers High School. This WSMA Concert Band Festival will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Roncalli High School. Corey Van Sickle, Band Director from Roncalli Catholic High School will be serving as the festival manager.

“WSMA enjoys a long tradition of providing quality music education experiences to over 220,000 students annually. Solo & Ensemble Festivals in particular provide students with an opportunity to enrich their musical abilities and understandings as they perform and receive feedback from qualified adjudicators, and as they observe and listen to the performances of their peers,” said WSMA Executive Director Timothy Schaid. WSMA music festivals support school music programs as part of a comprehensive education by encouraging the study of quality music literature; motivating students to prepare and perform to the best of their abilities; improving students’ understanding of music literature and concepts (performance through understanding) and providing a performance assessment to improve individual and group achievement. For more information on WSMA, go to

Sunnyside hosts annual Car Show by Teri Lewins Sunnyside Elementary will host its annual Car Show on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. For the past five years, Sunnyside has held the car show in honor of one of their students, Kelsey Morz. It all started when Morz asked her Uncle Bill if he could bring in his race car for show and tell one year. He agreed, and ever since, Bill has brought in cars that he sponsors for the kids to look at and see all the different types of cars. The car show is sponsored by Kelsey Coating, a small, family owned business in Green Bay. Most of the cars that are at the show are sponsored by Tom Kelsey. “Every year we seem to bring in more, and more cars,” said Trisha Morz, mother of Kelsey Morz. “Last year we had 15 cars.” The kids all get a chance to meet the drivers one-on-one and ask them questions about the cars and also have the opportunity to sit in them. As a grand finale, all of the drivers start up their cars at the same time so the kids can cheer on their newfound racer. Every year Frito-Lay gives out Cheetos, and as a special treat last year, Cheetos mascot, Chester Cheetah, paid them a visit while they were talking to the drivers. This event is open to the public, and all are encouraged to come out and meet the racers. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25 at Sunnyside Elementary, so bring the kids and come on out to the car show!

Sports Senior Profiles

Name:  Dillon Eldredge

Name:  Ally Olesinski

Sport/Activity: Tennis

Sport/Activity: Soccer

Position: Doubles

Position: Forward (captain)

Years Played: 3

Years Played: 10

Favorite Subject : Social Studies

Favorite Subject : Math only because of Mr. Bentz

Post HS plans: Attending UW-Stevens Point

Post HS plans: Attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Favorite HS memory: Beating Southwest in Sub-Sectionals

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.” ~ Michael Phelps

Thursday, April 18, 2013

PHS baseball tosses combined no-hitter in first outing by Jordan Stiede he Pulaski baseball team T started their season with a bang as they won both games of their double header at Dyer Park in Milwaukee against Wisconsin Lutheran. Pulaski won the first game 5-2 on a combined no-hitter for Luke VanLanen and Andrew Thompson. The pair struck out a combined 13 players as Thompson got the win. At the plate, Spencer Lawniczak was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and VanLanen was 2-for-4 with 1 RBI. In the second game, the Raiders won 7-6 with five of their runs coming in the fourth inning. Robbie Schuettpelz started the game giving up one run in three innings and Conrad Feivor earned the win pitching two complete innings during

Favorite HS memory: Junior Prom

Favorite Muscial artist/ band: Maroon 5

Favorite Muscial artist/ band: Macklemore

Hobbies: Hanging out with friends

Hobbies: Being with my friends

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite TV Show: Keeping up with the Kardashians

Goal for the Season: State

Goal for the Season: Win Conference

Rivals: Southwest

Rivals: Bay Port, Notre Dame

Athletes take the gold

Pulaski Middle School Wrestling Team finish 9-6-1 record This year the middle school wrestling team had 34 wrestlers. The team started out slowly in the beginning of the season but finished with a 9-6-1 record in dual meets. Awards were given to: Jake Gille – Outstanding Wrestler, Team Captains: Peter Karcz and Jake Gille, Most Improved: 6th grade – Hunter Brott, 7th grade – Grant Parr and 8th grade – Travis Warax. Five PCMS wrestlers qualified for the state tournament held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on March 22 and 23. Qualifiers were Cole Gille, Logan Bellow, Dominick Hendricks, Derek Gibbons and Jake Gille. The PCMS team was coached by Brain Bogucki, Kare Goodness and Kyle Christiansen.

Kathy Gohr Sole Proprietor

Colton, Emily and Sarah take the gold medal for Special Olympics at State.

A special congratulations goes out to the Bay Navigators for winning the state basketball gold medal for Special Olympics. Colton, Emily, and Sarah participated at UW-Os-

Pulaski’s five run fourth inning. Drew Winter finished on the mound as the team gave up a total of six hits in the game. Offensively for Pulaski, Lawniczak was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and Hunter Micolichek was 2-for-3 with a triple and a double along with 2 RBI to lead the Red Raiders. “It was great to get back on the field and get some live action,” said Schuettpelz. “It is always exciting to get some wins under your belt and have a good start to the season.” The team’s games on April 9th and April 11th against Green Bay West were cancelled. They are scheduled to play at Joannes Park against Green Bay East on April 18th and at home against Sheboygan North on April 20th.

hkosh against other teams from around the state of Wisconsin. They played hard and came up with some big wins. Congrats to the gold medalists!

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irls’ G soccer waits for spring to start by Brian FitzGerald As the snow slowly melts around the area, spring sports at Pulaski High School have begun. Although the fields remain very wet, the girls soccer program has started their season with indoor practices. Coached by first time Pulaski head coach Jacqui McKinney the girls soccer team hopes for a successful season. With numerous cancellations taking place at the start of this season, the team was only able to compete in one game so far. On Saturday, April 6 the girls took on Kimberly as a non conference matchup. The team suffered a tough loss but are hoping to improve for their upcoming games. “It has been an unusual start to the season,” said junior Hayley Janssen. “With the field conditions so bad we have only been practicing in the gym. We are all staying optimistic on when we will be able to practice on the fields,” she continued. The girls soccer team was scheduled for a tournament in D.C Everest on April 12 and 13 but was cancelled due to wet fields. With such an unusual weather pattern this spring, all the spring sports at Pulaski are hoping to begin sooner than later. The next girls home soccer games are scheduled for Thursday, April 18 and Tuesday April 23 . JV begins at 4:30 and Varsity follows at 6:30. Come out and cheer on the Lady Raider soccer team, weather permitting!

Hop, skip and jump: field season underway by Madison Vandenberg The “field” portion of Pulaski’s track and field program has been exceeding expectations this season. Students have the opportunity to participate in other categories off the track such as pole vaulting, high jump, long jump, triple jump and shot put. With a strong start to the season, each student has set their own personal goals as well as preparing for the outdoor season. “Being off the track give me the chance to try something other than just running. High jump has become and will continue to be one of my passions,” said sophomore Bailey Sintow. The next meet is on April 22 at Pulaski Community Middle School against Green Bay East and Green Bay Preble. This will be the first home meet of the season and the teams first triangular meet with both varsity and junior varsity participating.

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Pulaski News

-Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pulaski Chamber Launches SAVE LOCAL NOW™ App

PACE wrestlers The PACE wrestlers practiced every Monday and Wednesday night. Expectations were set high this year with two groups; a competition group and a fundamental’s group. Shane Reinhard and Paul Adamski worked with the competitive group and Terry Manning and Ryan Deprey, high school coaches, helped out with the fundamental group through the season. There were a total of 11 kids from our competitive group that wrestled at the Bay Port

PHS track off and running by Jordan Stiede The Pulaski boys and girls track teams participated in an indoor track meet at Bay Port High School on Thursday, April 4. Both teams came in third place for the meet as in the 15 events scored the women had 68.50 points and the men had 56 points. Katelyn Destarkey, Katie Anderson, Mckenna Egnarski and Kailyn Jessel did an outstanding job in the 4x800 meter relay as they finished first with a meet record of 10:28.03. Freshman Mariah Szymanski qualified for the girls 55 meter dash and in the boys 55 meter dash Casey Wied finished second and Logan Szymanski took fifth. In the girls 55 meter hurdles Sarah Hoffman took third place. The girls six lap relay of Teagan Wernicke, Michaela Enneper, Jaisah Lee and Mariah Szymanski finished in third place and the Michael Frehse, Logan Szymanski, Dylan Beaumier and Wied took second place in their six lap relay. Pulaski also placed in the 4x400 meter relays for both boys and girls. Neil Anderson, Beaumeier, Riley Scanlan and Logan Szymanski took third place and for girls Marleigh Petras, Hoffman, Wernicke and Jackie Challoner took second place. In addition, Frehse took second place in the boys 200 meter dash. In the girls 400 meter dash Petras took third and Challoner took fourth. Neil Anderson took third, Frehse took fifth and Scanlan took sixth in the boys 400 meter dash. “I am looking forward to the rest of the season,” said senior Destarkey. “With a lot of hard work I think our entire team will be very successful this season.”

Regional this year. Four kids made it to the state tournament in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center. The kids who placed were Destiny King, who took 5th place overall, and Trenton Gibbons, Jadin Lemke and Maxwell Burdette. Each wrestler faced tough competition and walked away with some wins. It was a great experience for the wrestlers to compete at this tournament and be a part of the walk of champions.

PULASKI, WISCONSIN—Effective today, the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new marketing advantage for local businesses—Save Local Now™ --a deal and event App for iPhone and Android. This new program provides local businesses with the mobile marketing tools they need to reach today’s consumer. Save Local Now™ is unlike any daily deal service on the market. There are no minimum purchase requirements, no delays in uploading or changing deals, and most importantly, there are no fees to businesses and organizations in the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce. All member businesses have been automatically uploaded onto the Save Local Now platform. Those that choose to offer a deal, event or special promotion can upload it themselves and change it as frequently as they wish. Unlike other savings Apps, Save Local Now™ provides total control to the merchants. They can access their business profile and change their deals, events or promotions without needing to wait for a third-party administrator. The offers are immediately made available through the Save Local Now iPhone and Android Apps, mobile website, and


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According to Gloria Morgan, Executive Director of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce, the chamber contracted with Save Local Now after spending the past year researching shop local and daily deals programs. “We felt it was important to find a program that would change consumer behavior by rewarding them for shopping local. Save Local Now provides that incentive and gives total control to the business. Each business decides what deal or incentive to offer and for how long. They are not required to offer discounts of 50% - 75% like with some well-known daily deal programs. Save Local Now is a win-win for the businesses and their customers,” said Morgan. “Community organizations are looking for creative ways to market themselves, and be

an asset to the businesses they serve,” said Keith Latore, Save Local Now’s co-founder and CEO. “That’s why we created Save Local Now exclusively for chambers of commerce and community organizations. Save Local Now benefits everyone. The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce now has a tool to help promote local businesses and organizations while encouraging people to shop local. Business members have access to an iPhone and Android app they might not otherwise be able to afford. Consumers have a convenient source for finding local businesses, deals, events and promotions.” Save Local Now utilizes GPS functionality in order to draw residents and visitors alike to Pulaski Area chamber member information.


“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” ~ Colin Powell

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Maplewood Meats wins Excellence award The exceptional quality of meat products produced by Maplewood Meats of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was recognized at the 74th annual convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, held in Madison on April 4-7. A Meat Product Show is held in conjunction with the meeting, and Maplewood Meats received a total of 16 product awards, as well as the “2013 WAMP Excellence in Product Manufacture” honor. The Wisconsin Meat Product Competition is the largest of its kind in the United States. This year, meat plants and markets from throughout the state entered 1,052 individual products into the 36 product categories including summer sausage, bratwurst, ham, bacon, smoked poultry, and specialty products. Over 40 judges, including food scientists and food industry professionals evaluated and scored each product for taste, aroma, eye-appeal and appearance.

This year’s awards: 2013 WAMP Excellence in Product Manufacture Award Grand Champion - 1st Place: Hickory Smoked Bacon Reuben Pizza on Wood-Fire Grilled Crust Reserve Grand Champion 2nd Place: Bratwurst Smoked Bratwurst Dried Beef Natural Casing Wieners Champion - 3rd Place: Hickory Smoked Turkey Bacon Pastrami Boneless Ham Head Cheese Habanero Snack Sticks (made with fresh Habaneros) Reserve Champion - 4th Place: Cheddar Cheese Bratwurst Cheddarwurst Smoked Turkey Bone-in Ham Ring Bologna

Maplewood also competes annually in the national competition which is held in a different state each year. They have attended and received awards at the world’s largest sausage competition (IFFA), held in Germany every three years. Maplewood’s market offers a full line of fresh cut meats, fresh sausages, smoked sausages, smoked meats, hams and bacons. All smoked meats and sausages are made right at the plant, with fresh ingredients and spices which they blend themselves. If you have not yet visited Maplewood Meats, stop by and sample some of their award winning products! Their doors open promptly at 7:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. during the week (6:00 on Thursdays), and they are open until noon on Saturdays (closed on Sundays). Their continued success can be attributed to the “oldfashioned meat market” philosophy of quality products, and the dedication of their knowledgeable staff. They are a family owned and operated business since 1983, and are located just five miles west of Green Bay on Highway 29.

Pulaski Polka Days website receives new look The Pulaski Polka Days committee recently announced that it will soon have a new and updated website and facebook look. The four day polka event is scheduled for July 18th - July 20th. The website will have information on: bands, parade reservations and information, campsites and lodging, polka worship services, craft fair and much more. The website will be user friendly, and easy to navigate. New to the site will be advertising opportunities for businesses. The advertising will help offset the cost of the hosting and updating the website. If interested in advertising your business on the website for one year, contact Dynamic Designs Unlimited, 920-822-4450. Due to the design of the site, space is limited. Watch for this upcoming website which is scheduled for launch late in April. The website address is

Maplewood Meats was recently recognized at the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors in Madison. The company received a total of 16 product awards.

Pulaski News and local business build partnership A local, longtime business and the Pulaski News have recently formed a partnership. As of April 1, Dynamic Designs Unlimited, LLC has become a satellite shop for the Pulaski News. Customers will be able to purchase, subscribe to and drop off advertisements for the Pulaski News at Dynamic Designs, 220A South St. Augustine Street in Pulaski. Through the partnership Dynamic Designs will design and develop ads for customers and assist students with pagination of the community newspaper, and train students on the design programs. “It is a win, win situation for this community.” said

Tammy Brzeczkowski, owner of Dynamic Designs. “In addition to Pulaski News hours, Dynamic Designs is open longer in the evening each day, so it offers more convenience and accessibility to Pulaski News clients.” she continued. Dynamic Designs is a local, family owned business that focuses on promoting business and organizations through embroidery, screen printing, promotional products and website design and marketing. For more information on either entity visit the websites: and www.dynamicdesignspulaski. com.

Mountain Bay Coffee Opens

Cindy Muther, owner of Mountain Bay Coffee and Gifts stands proudly at her new coffee shop in Pulaski during “A Taste of Mountain Bay” Day. Her vendors offered patrons a taste of their products on Saturday, April 6th. For more information go to

Births and Deaths Births

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pike

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wichlacz, Robert

Radtke, Loretta

Radtke, Loretta

Robert A. Wichlacz

Loretta Radtke

Jerald Specht

Robert A. Wichlacz, 86, of Chippewa Falls, passed away, Friday, April 5, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. He was born in Pulaski, WI, on April 25, 1926, the son of Frank and Sophie (Kutchek) Wichlacz. Bob served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944 until his honorable discharge in 1946. On June 16, 1951, Robert married the love of his life, Dorothy F. Behrendt in Pulaski with a three day Polish wedding. They resided in Pulaski until 1960 and then moved to Chippewa Falls. Family became the center of his life as he and Dorothy raised four children, Gerald (Jacque) Wichlacz, Roger (Laura) Wichlacz, LuAnn (Cessely) Wichlacz, and Sandra (Dave) Martineau.  More than anything else, they enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling their children and grandchildren: Caitlin, Amy, Bob, Lily, Andrew, Simon, and Sophie.  Bob worked at Mason Shoe in Chippewa Falls for 31 years beginning as superintendent and later quality control manager and buyer. He loved golf, bowling, fishing, coin collecting, canasta, blackjack, and traveling with his family. Bob enjoyed walking thru Irvine Park with Dorothy experiencing nature. He was well known in the community for his mastery of sewing machine repair and his leather craftsmanship. Bob was very mechanically inclined and enjoyed showing his kids how to repair cars. Bob was a quiet man who will be remembered as a generous, gentle, loving, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He taught his children that “good enough” wasn’t and other valuable life lessons. Later in life, Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and most recently, Lewy Bodies Disease. Living with his diagnoses he maintained a positive attitude and outlook. He very much appreciated his caregivers, especially the girls at Chippewa Manor Assisted Living, Lynn, Sue, Lisa, and his grandchildren. Military Honors were conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council. Burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and will be directed to the purchase of a park bench for Irvine Park in memory of Bob and Dorothy as well as to the Lewy Bodies Association. Chippewa Valley Cremation Services served the family. To sign the guestbook or share memories online, please visit

Loretta R. Radtke, 93, Pulaski, died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013, at Woodhaven Manor.   The daughter of Peter and Victoria (Klopotic) Zablocki was born December 10, 1919, in Pulaski and was a 1938 graduate of Pulaski High School. On August 14, 1940 she married Lester M. Radtke at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, where she belonged to the Council of Catholic Women for many years.  Loretta and her sister, Irene Dryja, worked as cooks at Fairview Elementary School in Krakow.  She especially loved children and, after retirement, would often spend time as a volunteer reader.  She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.   For years, Loretta and Lester belonged to several local dance clubs. Survivors include one son, Lester “Bud” Radtke, Greenfield; one daughter, Lynn Radtke, Seattle, WA; a son-in-law, DuWayne Zillmer, Pulaski; one brother, Lawrence Zablocki, Pulaski; one sister-in-law, Irene Marion, Green Bay; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2000; a daughter, Leah A. Zillmer; one daughterin-law, Jean Radtke; three brothers, Edward (Regina) Zablocki, Norbert Zablocki, and Joseph (Dorothy) Zablocki; five sisters, Helen (Leo) Timler, Anna (Harry) Chlebowski, Angeline (Gordon) Densing, Pauline (Bernard) Shy, and Irene (Henry) Dryja; one sister-in-law, Helen Zablocki and one brother-in-law, Louis Marion.   Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Online Condolences may be expressed at

Jerald “Jerry” Specht, 60, Pulaski, died unexpectedly Monday, April 8, 2013. The son of Rueben and Esther (Stark) Specht was born October 25, 1952. He was a 1970 graduate of Pulaski High School, and attended Vocation Technical College in Green Bay for Auto Mechanics. On October 1, 1977, he married Nancy Olson at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel. Jerry worked at Denil Cadillac in Green Bay. He farmed all his life. Jerry also drove bus for the Pulaski

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Mary C. Van Vuren

Mary C. Van Vuren, 52, Pulaski, passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at home with her loving husband, Clyde, at her side. She was born November 2, 1960, to the late Anton and Cora (Noe) Jarosinski. Mary was a 1979 graduate of Pulaski High School, and was a 1988 graduate of the Business and Marketing Division of FVTC. She enjoyed traveling and spending time at the cottage, going for pontoon boat rides with Clyde and the family dog. Survivors include her husband, Clyde, Pulaski; two sisters-in-law, Linda (Joseph) Ballard, Sobieski, Amy (Dan) Van Vuren-Hoffman, Howard; brothers-in-law, Dirk (Sharon) Van Vuren, Howard, Greg Gleiss, Neenah; other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and sister-inlaw, Jill Gleiss. Burial in Seymour City Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kevin Sandmire and the staff of Unity Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed at

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School District for 13 years. He belonged to the Graf Creamery bowling team, and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski. Jerry loved playing cribbage, reading, and watching all sports. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, Pulaski; two sons, Jason (Jamie) Specht, Pulaski, William Specht, Pulaski; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Mitchell Specht, Pulaski; father, Rueben Specht, Pulaski; father and mother-inlaw, Roger and Hertha Olson, Pulaski; brother-in-law, Gary (Joyce) Olson, Sobieski; sisterin-law, Jane (Kevin) Watermolen, Bonduel; nephew and godson, Shannon (Heather) Beyersdorf, Pulaski; nephew, Garry (Jenny) Olson, Sobieski; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther, and many other relatives. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. The family would like to extend a thank you to N.E.W. Rescue Squad, nurses and staff of St. Mary’s ICU 3rd floor, Tom Brisson of the valet staff, and Tim and Barb Smith for all their support over the years.

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