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PULASKI, WISCONSIN

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012

VOLUME LXXII, NO. 2

Fairview receives DNR tree donation

The school forest at Fairview Elementary School will receive 800 trees from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

by Matt Zey The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has generously agreed to donate 800 trees to Fairview Elementary School. The trees are going to be placed where an unused soccer field lies. Besides adding to the school forest, the additional trees will also reduce fuel and labor costs for the Pulaski Community School District, as the unused soccer fields will no longer have to be maintained. Although it is still unknown what kind of trees will be

planted, a mix of cedars, white spruce, red pine, birch and other mixed hardwoods are all possibilities. The official decision on the tree types to be planted will be made at a meeting in February. The school first planted 11 acres of trees in 1974, when current Pulaski High School co-principal, John Matczak, was in 4th grade at Fairview Elementary. “It’s very memorable, planting the trees with my friends. Every time I drive

past there I remember trying to bury my friend’s shovel in the dirt,” said Matczak. When the forest was originally built, the DNR donated the trees at that time as well. Because the forest is a registered school forest, Fairview was able to receive another donation this year, more than 30 years later. Just like the kids in 1974 were able to do, Fairview’s 130 current students in grades one through five will plant and “adopt” trees to observe and

take care of throughout their years at the school. The forest is used for various purposes ranging from education to entertainment. Within the new trees will be a quarter mile loop for when the physical education classes run the mile. Besides the gym classes, the forest is utilized by writing classes, science classes, guest readers and family reading nights beside a warm fire. The trails of the forest lead to a fire pit with benches and a newer amphitheater structure.

Shadow tour enjoys Rose Parade, California by Clarissa Grathen On January 2, the Pulaski Red Raider Marching Band performed once again in Pasadena for the annual Rose Bowl Parade. The parade was ultimately a success and the individuals who joined the trip with the shadow tour got a chance to experience a fun-filled vacation. Whether it was a family member, friend, or teacher; people associated with the band tagged along to see the Pride of Pulaski perform first hand. “I had fun, we went to Disneyland, Band Fest, ate dinner on the Queen Mary, went to Hollywood, and Santa Monica

Pier,” said PHS student Kelsey Pelegrin, who went to see her younger brother perform. The group traveled around the area in California while enjoying the nice weather and sightseeing. It was a very valuable trip and a good experience for the people involved. “It made me realize that band takes a lot of work and commitment,” said PHS student Jacob Swiecichowski, who went along with his parents to see his younger sister perform. “I would recommend this to many people who want a fun vacation and to see the band at it’s best.”

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Phil Morgan stands with his son, Adam, as part of the Shadow Tour at Disneyland. (Photo courtesy of Gloria Morgan)

Lack of snow impacts local economy by Cody Kropp Wisconsin is well-known for its long, cold snowy winter months. However, there has been a slump in fluffy precipitation this year. While many residents may be happy not to shovel their driveways, the lack of snow has put damper on many of the outdoors sports that Wisconsinites enjoy, especially snowmobiling. As a result, many local businesses, such as restaurants, gas stations and taverns, are suffering, causing a major impact on the local economy. For example, currently, the second annual Sled Fest is slated for January 28 at the Chase Stone Barn. The event, which is designed to be a fundraiser for the historic location, is set to feature races, raffles, show and shine as well as a poker run, food and beverages. While short stretch drags could be run on grass, snow would be ideal for the runs. For such an event is held, it is necessary for the ground to be covered in snow, but this year, that may not be the case. During the past two years, when individuals would hit the area’s snowmobile trails, the main worry has been about the amount of snow cover, and how to have fun without wrecking an expensive machine. This year, with no snow on the ground, many local snowmobilers are unhappy with the way December’s weather panned out. Nick Buckarma, a local rider, said, “I haven’t even had my sled out of the garage yet. We need snow!” With less than five total inches of snowfall, and warmer than average temperatures, the snow that has arrived often melts before anymore can fall. As a result, no one has had a chance to ride the great trail system that has long been a staple of winter tourism throughout the Pulaski area.

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What’s Inside:

Boys basketball remains perfect Page 12

P-News Point of View... Page 2 Community... Page 3 School Updates... Page 6 Center Section... Pages 8&9 Sports... Page 11 Business... Page 13 Births & Deaths... Page 14 Classifieds... Page 15

Then&Now: Life as student Page 8


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P-News Point of View Life of a diabetic student

by Mallory Mayer Life isn’t easy for some people. For some, every day is a struggle. Seventeen-year-old Chelsey DeGrave from Pulaski knows all about that. Chelsey was diagnosed with type-one diabetes on Feb. 9, 2008, the same day she turned 14 years old. With type-one diabetes, the pancreas simply does not make insulin, which affects blood sugar levels. As a result, diabetics have to inject themselves with insulin daily to live a normal life. While the disease is manageable today, the prospect of giving yourself daily injections and carefully motoring eating habits is not something most people would look forward to. “I was angry and thinking ‘why me’,” said DeGrave. “I also felt denial and frustration, but I lost 30 pounds in two weeks so I suspected something was up.” Theresa DeGrave, Chelsey’s mother, was heartbroken upon hearing the news, and was left wondering: how would this affect the rest of her daughter’s life? DeGrave’s father, on the other hand, was unsure about how to react. After Chelsey’s diagnosis, she worked to gain as much information about her disease as possible.

“I was confused just because there was so much I had to learn,” said DeGrave, “Most people don’t realize how much a diabetic goes through on a daily basis. I get up, check my blood sugar, count my carbs for my breakfast, then give myself insulin based on how many carbs I ate. And I do this every time I eat.” For diabetics, each day is a battle not only physically but mentally as well. Ultimately, however, DeGrave and her family began adjusting their lives to better deal with the diagnosis. Her mother bought her multiple books to better deal with diabetes and helped her to become more self-reliant, which ultimately became a positive for Chelsey and her family. “She has become very independent, very responsible and understanding of other people’s disabilities,” said Theresa DeGrave. “It’s opened our eyes to see that life can change in a minute and that has brought our family closer together.” Today, Chelsey and her family continue to deal with her diabetes and work with numerous organizations to find a cure.

Letter to the Editor The Pulaski Fire Relief (PFR) committee would like to say, “Thank you” to everyone who has donated to the Pulaski Fire Relief fund, whether your donation was furniture, food, gift cards, money, or participation in the Saturday, December 17th benefit: we appreciated all of it. The Pulaski Fire Relief committee has been working diligently, as your community stewards, to make the best decisions concerning all of your generous donations.   All six PFR  committee  members are volunteers from the businesses in Pulaski and have done this as a service to our community. The residents displaced by the fire have each been offered one (1) year of rent subsidy and one (1) year of renter’s insurance, as well as, over $1,350 each, in area gift cards and a $300 check each, from the Knights of Columbus.   Each displaced person has also been offered one medical/dental exam or office visit and a free

hair cut.  All have also had the opportunity to go through the household items, clothing and food donations to take what they wanted, or set it aside in storage for them in the next couple of months.   Many of these people were also helped individually by their family and friends, churches and former landlords. The Pulaski Fire Relief committee has also sent a donation from the fund to the Pulaski Fire Department to help offset the costs of fighting the fire.  Once all current obligations have been covered, any remaining balance in the fund will be offered as savings account investments made payable to the victims.   Financial planning assistance and support through the Pulaski Outreach Center, Catholic Financial life, and the Community Pantry of Pulaski will be ongoing for these people too. Sincerely, The Pulaski Fire Relief Committee

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appeared in our December 29 issue, we incorrectly spelled Pastor Larry Yaw’s name. We apologize and regret the error.


Community Parents’ Day Out a success

The second annual Parents’ Day Out was a huge success. On Saturday, Dec. 3, 65 children from ages four through 12 enjoyed a day of craft making, board games, swimming, gym activities and Figaro’s Pizza. The Angelica United Methodist Church partnered with PACE and put on a day of fun for the kids and a day of relaxation for the parents. For only $4.00, parents were able drop their child at Pulaski Community Middle School and use the afternoon to shop, clean, or relax before the busy holiday season. “We were excited to get involved. We have a wonderful congregation and we want people to know about us and come to see what we are all about,” said Pastor Loretta

Waegli. The church had about 20 people that volunteered their time, made snacks and came up with craft ideas for the kids. “It was a wonderful day. The kids had a lot of fun and were so well behaved. I really want to thank the United Methodists Church for all their help. I would also like to thank Cindy and Doug Egnarski for helping out with Figaro’s Pizza. Finally, I would like to thank Dave Zernicke for helping us out with milk for the day,” Mark Heck, PACE director, said. Plans are already in the works for the 3rd Annual Parents’ Day Out. According to Heck, next year, PACE hopes to double the number of kids involved in the event.

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Legion members honored for 60 years of membership

by Erika Lambert For many citizens throughout the Pulaski area, being part of an organization is a great opportunity to get to know their neighbors and friends better. For Carl and Donna McGillivray, however, being part of a community organization has been an important part of their life for the last 60 years. The McGillivray’s have been members of the American Legion, and American Legion Auxiliary, for more than 60 years and have done more than their fair share to improve their organization. Donna McGillivray originally joined the American Legion Auxiliary because her husband, a WWII veteran, was already a member of the American Legion, but she was also attracted to the programs the organization puts on for the Pulaski community. Throughout the years, the couple has been involved in nearly every aspect of the Legion’s programming, from assisting with the Badger Boy and Girl program, to volunteering at the Special Olympics and helping out at the Pulaski Food Pantry. The McGillivrays also served on a committee that began 12 years ago and was designed to help young people throughout the community better their lives. “Carl was known as the commander for five or six terms for the American Legion and Donna was a very active member, and helped a lot with events,” said American Legion member Jerry Santy, of the couple’s involvement in the organization. “A fun thing we did do in the American Legion was go bowling around the state. Carl was a very excellent bowler.” It is because of members like the McGillivrays that Pulaski’s American Legion and Legion Auxiliary have been able to remain staples of the community for so long.

Marriage conference to be held

New Life Community Church will be hosting a Marriage on the Rock marriage conference on February 10 and 11. The life simulcast will be held in the Pulaski High School auditorium. The event is a great opportunity for couples to invest a few hours into their marriages to help the health of their families and themselves. This event is open to the public, and is the first time something like this has been offered to couples in the Pulaski region. For more details on the event, and to register online, visit www.MyPromiseMatters. com.

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Firefighters make pantry donation On Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, Bruce Brzeczkowski representing the Tri-County Firefighters, Inc. presented Deb Schneider with a $250 check to the Pulaski Community Pantry.

Engagement

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Barbara and Bill Dillon, Milwaukee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Patricia Dillon, to Jesse Jordan Czech, son of Lynn and Gene Czech, Pulaski. The couple met at their alma mater, Saint Norbert College in De Pere. They graduated together with the class of 2008. The future bride graduated from Brookfield East High School, class of 2004, and has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. Molly is currently employed as a clinical therapist for Outagamie County working specifically in the mental Health/ AODA division. The future groom graduated from Pulaski High School, class of 2004, and has a Master of Arts degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He works as a learning and development specialist on the corporate training team at Schneider National. A June 2012 wedding is planned at Old Saint Joseph Church at Saint Norbert College.


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Winter driving tips

The United Cooperative South Beaver Dam location is one of their largest grain locations.

Co-Op approves merger submitted by Dori Lichty  Members of both MidCounty Cooperative based in Shawano, Wis., and members of Pulaski Chase Cooperative, voted in favor of mergers with wholly-owned subsidiaries of Beaver Dam-based United Cooperative. After voting packets were mailed to members in early December, ballots were counted on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, from Mid-County Cooperative  membership at 10:00 a.m. and from Pulaski Chase Cooperative membership at 1:00 p.m.  The merger passed by a margin of 74 percent in membership voting. By merging the cooperatives, the organizations will better able to deal with changing trends in agriculture, including increased competition from neighboring cooperatives combining to lower costs and improve service, decreased margins due to increased competition from existing competitors and new national and international competitors entering the local market, such as ADM, increased need for capital due to higher commodity costs and expanding hard assets such as grain storage and handling and the need for new feed manufacturing facilities, but not enough volume for the type of feed mills built for today’s dairy producer “United Cooperative is pleased with the results of the voting process with both  MidCounty  Cooperative  and Pulaski Chase Cooperative,” said David Cramer, United Cooperative president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to serving patron members from both coopera-

tives with the assets obtained through the mergers, in addition to future equipment and facility investments.”  This vote allows United Cooperative to move forward in the merger process for both  Mid-County  Cooperative  and Pulaski Chase Cooperative; both mergers will become final on Feb. 1, 2012.  “United Cooperative strives every day to make sure we have the products and services to meet and exceed the needs of our patron members, regardless of the size and scope of their farming operation,” noted Cramer. “We look forward to working together and serving our new north-eastern-Wisconsin and upper-Michigan patron members and future patron members.”  With feed, grain, automotive, and energy departments,  Mid-County  Cooperative generated revenues for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011, in excess of $23 million.  Pulaski Chase Cooperative has feed, grain, agronomy, and energy departments, as well as a hardware store and automotive and machinery parts business. They recorded $22 million in sales during their previous fiscal year, ending July 31, 2011.   Formed in 1936, United Cooperative is a full-service cooperative with feed, grain, agronomy, fuel, lubricant, and propane locations throughout south-central  Wisconsin. They exceeded $500 million in sales in 2011 and employ about 500 full-time, part-time, and seasonal Wisconsin citizens.  Current United Cooperative locations can be found throughout the state. Member SIPC

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by Craig Thompson and Casey Frank Winter is here, and the hazardous roads aren’t too far behind. Slippery winter roads can be a danger to drivers of all experience levels. Here are some tips to help drivers stay safer on Wisconsin roads during the upcoming months. (Of course, one of the best winter driving tips is don’t drive if it’s not necessary, but, if it is necessary, these tips will make sure drivers are better prepared for icy and snowy conditions.) When driving in snowy or icy conditions, it’s important to maintain the speed limit, or, even, remain below the speed limit. This will reduce the risk of spinning out on ice or losing control. “The faster you drive, the more distance is needed to stop. Add snow, ice, rain, and water to that mix and it compounds or taxes your vehicle’s ability to stop,” said Pulaski Police Chief Randall Dunford. “Also, remember to keep both hands on the wheel at all times in the defensive 3-9 positions and make sure all your windows are clear so you can see what is going on around you.” If you do, in fact, find yourself sliding in icy conditions, it’s important to follow certain procedures to keep your vehicle on the road and out of the ditch. According to Dunford, moving a car into neutral stops the drivetrain from providing

power to a car’s wheels, which allows a car’s brakes to work together to bring the vehicle to a complete stop.” As well as being alert and aware of road conditions, it’s always a good idea to make ensure that a vehicle’s tires are built for the winter weather. Investing in a good, durable set of winter weather tires or allseason tires will usually suffice for such conditions and help greatly with keeping vehicles on the road. Also, in the case that you do find yourself in the ditch, it’s important to know what to do to keep yourself as safe as possible. “Turn on your emergency flashers so that other drivers see you and don’t hit you. If you have a cell phone, immediately call 9-1-1 and tell the emergency operators where you are. Do not exit your vehicle unless you are safely off the road; however beware that whatever caused you to go into the ditch may also force another vehicle to go into the ditch in the same location,” said Chief Dunford. “By staying in the vehicle with the seat belt on, you put yourself in the safest position possible should you be hit by another vehicle. If you do not have a cell phone, stay in your vehicle and help will come.” For more winter weather driving tips, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transporation website at http://www.dot. state.wi.us.

Five generations

Pictured are five generations of the Lawniczak family: (from left to right) Great grandfather Robert, great-great grandmother Dorothy, holding baby Isabell, grandfather Randy and standing, mother Jackie.

STEP workers make impact by Rachel Feivor PACE (Pulaski Area Community Education) contributes a lot to the Pulaski community.  Among the many programs it runs, one in particular benefits both the area’s senior citizens and elementary school students. The Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP), began in 1996, and recognizes the many talents and skills that the senior citizens have, and allows them to give back to the community by volunteering in the district’s schools. Today, the program is run by Deb Schneider and takes place at schools throughout the Pulaski community. “STEP workers have been a valuable resource for Pulaski schools for over 15 years.  Young students feel they have a foster grandparent who visits them in class to be sure they are practicing and studying the skills being taught by their teachers.  The office help and library assistance given is a wonderful relief; knowing that these STEP workers are detail orientated and caring, friendly community members make it a two-way ‘giving’ opportunity,” said Schneider.  With many positions available, volunteers can assist with positions that they are most interested to take part in. Some options are assisting students in different classes, assisting with special education students, and even helping in the school libraries and office settings. Employment depends upon a suitable position that is available and that a specific assignment can be made only after an interview with appropriate staff. It is required that seniors interested in taking part in the STEP program be at least 62 years old (or older), receive Social Security and have a taxable property within the Pulaski Community School District. The program gives many benefits, such as tax relief, the ability to work in schools, the opportunity to learn and utilize skills and much more. Spaces in the STEP program are limited, but are full for the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, visit www. pulaskipace.org or call (920)822-6050.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Senior Center announcements FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, January 24 and February 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, February 8 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. February’s book is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. WINTER CRAFT on Monday, January 16 at Pulaski Senior Center from 12:30 – 2:30. Come to make a cute stuffed fleece snowman. Cost is $2.50. Call 822-8100 by January 12 to reserve your materials. WINTER GET-AWAY TRIP on Saturday, January 21, leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 9:15 am. We will see exhibits (textile arts, money, woodcut prints) at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, have lunch at Coach’s Corner and then take in a Lady Phoenix basketball game at the Kress Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Cost for all admissions and transportation is $16. Lunch is dutch-treat. Call 8228100 by January 13 to make your reservation. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, January 23 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15. The movie for January is “The Little Princess” with Shirley Temple. Snacks served. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SENIOR? on Thursday, January 26 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:30. Match your smarts against your fellow seniors. Prizes for all participants. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service.

SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by MCL and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. TAX PREPARATION FOR SENIORS, LOW-INCOME AND HOMEBOUND on Thursdays, starting February 2, at Pulaski Senior Center. Appointments go from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for January 13 – January 27. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, January 13 – beef stroganoff over noodles Monday, January 16 – homestyle meatloaf Tuesday, January 17 – chicken parmesan Wednesday, January 18 – ham on whole wheat roll and pea soup Thursday, January 19 – country patty on whole wheat bun Friday, January 20 – roast turkey Monday, January 23 – baked chicken Tuesday, January 24 – pork chop Wednesday, January 25 – tuna casserole Thursday, January 26 – Swiss steak Friday, January 27 – chicken cacciatore

Citizens Update CHIEF’S

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Reports Generated: November 2011 11/01/2011 5:13 p.m. - Suspicious Vehicle – Colonial Court Apts 11/01/2011 11:45 p.m. - Suspicious Vehicle – McDonald’s 11/01/2011 11:55 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Colonial Court Apts 11/02/2011 10:10 a.m. - Traffic Accident Property Da.m.age – Trailside Convenience Mart 11/02/2011 10:31 p.m. - Assist EMS – Ca.m.elot Park 11/03/2011 3:57 a.m. - Speeding Violation - E. Cedar Street 11/03/2011 4:38 a.m. - Vehicle Equipment Violation - E. Cedar Street 11/03/2011 9:30 a.m. – Fraud – Whimberel Court 11/03/2011 11:42 a.m. - Vehicle Lock Out – Pulaski High School 11/03/2011 3:06 p.m. - Assist EMS – Pulaski Police Dept. 11/03/2011 6:42 p.m. - Alcohol Hold – Colonial Court Apts 11/04/2011 3:07 a.m. - Criminal Da.m.age To Property – Woodhaven Manor 11/04/2011 10:20 a.m. - Child Custody – Ca.m.elot Park 11/04/2011 11:11 a.m. - Suspi-

cious Person/Activity - S. St. Augustine Street 11/04/2011 - 2:34 p.m. - Suspicious Vehicle – Glenbrook Grade School 11/04/2011 3:29 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Johnson Street 11/04/2011 4:39 p.m. - Harassment Phone Calls – Johnson Street 11/04/2011 4:58 p.m. - 911 Hang up call – Chicago Street 11/06/2011 7:45 p.m. - Traffic Accident Property Da.m.age – Whimberel Court 11/07/2011 10:10 a.m. - Civil Dispute – North Shore Bank 11/07/2011 2:33 p.m. - Assist Fire Residential Fire – Ca.m.elot Park 11/07/2011 7:39 p.m. - Animal at Large – Glenbrook School 11/08/2011 3:13 p.m. - Drug Possession – Nancy Lane 11/09/2011 2:48 p.m. - Theft All Other – Pulaski High School 11/10/2011 11:32 a.m. - Assist Citizen – Willia.m.s Street 11/10/2011 1:30 p.m. – Fingerprinting – Pulaski Police Department 11/10/2011 7:47 p.m. - Vehicle Equipment Violation - CTH B 11/11/2011 1:10 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity - W. Green Bay Street 11/11/2011 11:00 a.m. - Drug Sale – Pulaski High School 11/11/2011 11:08 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Activity – Fa.m.ily Dollar 11/12/2011 11:45 a.m. - Theft All

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Other – Citizens Bank 11/12/2011 2:25 p.m. - Traffic Accident Hit and Run 11/12/2011 5:00 p.m. - Juvenile Problem – Pine Street 11/14/2011 12:14 p.m. - Animal at Large – Summit Street 11/14/2011 12:15 p.m. - Tobacco Violation – Pulaski High School 11/14/2011 2:19 p.m. - Found Items/Property – Fa.m.ily Dollar 11/14/2011 4:25 p.m. – Death – Lincoln Street 11/15/2011 7:23 p.m. - Suspicious Vehicle – Steno Citation(OAS)/Warrant – Grant Street 11/16/2011 4:00 p.m. - Assist Law Enforcement Agency – Pulaski Police Dept. 11/16/2011 4:30 p.m. - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 11/16/2011 5:18 p.m. - Lockout Vehicles – Pulaski High School 11/16/2011 8:24 p.m. - Emergency Detention/DVO – Ca.m.elot Park 11/17/2011 11:12 a.m. - Vehicle Equipment Violation – Anthony Lane 11/17/2011 12:55 p.m. - Traffic Citation - E. Pulaski Street 11/17/2011 2:58 p.m. - Traffic Accident – Pulaski High School 11/17/2011 8:12 p.m. - Assist Fire - CTH B 11/18/2011 3:00 p.m. - Missing Juvenile - W. Cedar Street 11/18/2011 5:08 p.m. - Assist Citizen – Pulaski Police Department 11/18/2011 6:29 p.m. - Criminal Da.m.age To Property – Colonial Court Apts 11/18/2011 8:44 p.m. - Under Age Drinking Minor – Pulaski Middle School 11/18/2011 9:38 p.m. - Accident Property Da.m.age - CTH B 11/18/2011 11:00 p.m. - Theft All Other – Colonial Court Apts 11/19/2011 7:22 a.m. - Juvenile Runaway – Colonial Court Apts 11/19/2011 3:17 p.m. - Welfare Check – Arthur Blvd 11/19/2011 7:25 p.m. - Stolen Vehicle – Citizen’s Bank Parking Lot 11/20/2011 3:59 p.m. - Warrant Pickup – Johnson Street 11/20/2011 8:48 p.m. - Reckless Driving - STH 32 HWY 11/21/2011 11:30 a.m. - Disorderly Conduct – Pulaski High School 11/21/2011 11:00 p.m. - Vehicle Equipment Violation – Pine Street 11/22/2011 11:29 a.m. – Disturbance – Colonial Court Apts 11/23/2011 10:36 p.m. - Alarm Business – Super Ron’s Food Center 11/24/2011 2:55 a.m. - Operate Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated - E. Cedar Street Vehicles – Trailside Convenience 11/29/2011 1:35 p.m. - Fraud NSF Checks – Pulaski Village Hall 11/29/2011 7:17 p.m. - Assist Fire – Citizen’s Bank


School Updates

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~ Albert Einstein

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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PHS welcomes Truax

Members of the PCMS Difference Makers decorate a house with holiday decorations as part of their “Ding Dong Decorate and Ditch” community service project on December 22.

Difference Makers brighten community by Julianna Voelker, PCMS Reporter On the morning of December 22, several houses throughout the Pulaski area were absent of holiday decorations. Later that day, owners of those homes were treated with a pleasant surprise: their houses were unexpectedly decorated by the Pulaski Community Middle School Difference Makers. The Difference Makers participated in an activity called “Ding Dong Decorate and Ditch.” They gathered together a collection of holiday decorations and drove around the Pulaski area looking for houses that could use some holiday cheer. They would then decorate these houses with a bit of garland or some ornaments before driving off in search of another house. The Difference Makers from PCMS are a group of students committed to making a positive impact throughout the Pulaski community. In addition to Ding Dong Decorate and Ditch, they have participated in several other service projects throughout the year, such as

ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive and sorting clothes for the Pulaski fire relief effort. The group includes students from grades six through eight, and was started by sixth grade teacher Barbara Forsberg. According to Forsberg, she started the group because she knew volunteering could make individuals feel more positive, and knew students felt the same way. In fact, students in the group usually chose the community service project themselves. For one group member, the feeling she gets when she helps others in the community makes the experience worthwhile. “I really like seeing the joy on people’s faces when we help them. That’s why I enjoy Difference Makers,” Brooke De Valk, a student who is a member of the group, said. In all, the Difference Makers are a very committed group of middle school students dedicated to help out the community. The group, who meets weekly, will continue to participate in community service activities until May.

Upcoming 4K registration The Pulaski School District will be holding 4K registration on Thursday, Feb. 2. Online registration will begin the same day. Please visit http://connect. pulaski.k12.wi.us to register. Walk-in registration will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The centralized site for

walk-in registration will be the PACE Conference Room in the Glenbrook Elementary School, located at 132 Front Street in the Village of Pulaski. For questions regarding 4K registration please contact Rorie Gauthier at 920-8226021 or via email rgauthier@ pulaskischools.org.

by Ayriel Rihn Pulaski High School has welcomed Dave Truax as its new National Guard recruiter. Truax began his military career in the Michigan National Guard in February 1999. After enlisting, he went to Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood as a Combat Engineer, where he graduated top of his class as a “Trail Blazer.” Truax was mobilized following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, for Homeland Security in Ironwood, Mich. After completing his training, Truax was reassigned to the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga. Specialist Truax was then deployed to Kuwait on Jan. 13, 2003, where staging for the invasion of Iraq took place. On March 19, Truax invaded Iraq with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. After returning to Ft. Stewart Ga., Specialist Truax was promoted to Sergeant and was assigned as an Infantry squad leader. Sgt. Truax completed his Active Duty contract in 2005 and received Honorable Discharge. He then went on to become a police officer and SWAT Operator in Georgia. However, he missed being a member of the National Guard so much that Truax joined again in 2007. Following that, Sgt. Truax was offered, and accepted, a full-time Active Duty job as a recruiter. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. By 2010 SSG Truax and his family were ready to return to their home in Wisconsin. In November 2010, he applied for a recruiting position in the Green Bay area and accepted the job. Throughout his time in the National Guard, SSG Truax has been to Airborne School, Army Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, PLDC, BNOCOC PHASE I and Phase II, Senior Leaders Course and Cadre Course. Because of his many accomplishments, he was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Paratrooper Wings, 2 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Master Recruiter Badge, Expert Rifle and 3 Army Good Conduct Awards.

Dave Truax is the National Guard recruiter at Pulaski High School for the 20112012 school year.

ABVM honors contest winners

Three second graders from Assumption B.V.M. were named winners of the Knights of Columbus Christmas poster contest. The students goal was to depict how they keep Christ in Christmas. Pictured, from left to right, are winners Neve Andre, Kaitlynn Treankler, and Ashlyn Szymanski.

PHS grad now tutors Seth Herning is serving as a tutor for the 2011–12 school year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Herning, who is a 2009 Pulaski High School graduate, is the son of Michael and Julie Herning of Pulaski. Tutors offer support to students in a variety of academic disciplines, including math, science and writing. Tutors are selected by professors for their

content knowledge and ability to assist other students with the material. They are also trained by academic support professionals. In addition to providing one-to-one services, tutors facilitate study groups and test review sessions. Herning is a junior and is majoring in computer science at Northwestern College. He offers tutoring services in math and computer science.

Fairview begins habits program by Jessica Skinkis This school year, Fairveiw Elementary School began a “Seven Habits for Happy Kids” program. The program is designed to teach young children about manners and respect. The idea for the program came from the book, “Seven Habits of Happy Kids,” by Sean Covey. Last school year, a plan to implement a program based off the book was presented to the school’s teachers, who like it and then decided to expand it to students. During the 2011-2012 school year, the school will only focus on three habits: pro-activeness, teaching the students responsibility for their own action; to begin with the

end in mind; and to put first things first, like doing homework before video games. Next year, the school plans to teach students about habits four through seven before starting again with habits one through three again. According to Fairview associate principal Erik VandenHeuvel, this method will reinforce the ideas and, through repetition, ensure that the students learn these habits. The Fairview students meet to read about these habits every two months as a whole school. Eventually, the school hopes that the habits will carry into the students’ homes and stay with them throughout their lives.


Life of a freshman by Clarissa Grathen Entering through the doors of high school for the first time can bring various emotions and reactions from a freshman, especially considering that most eighth graders have heard numerous rumors about ninth grade before ever setting foot in Pulaski High School. The changes that come with leaving the middle school may at first be difficult to adjust to, as students transition to PHS from Pulaski Community Middle School. Many of the challenges students face center around getting lost in the new, larger building as well as coping with the more rigorous academic requirements and expectations. “I found it easy to get around school and finding my classes wasn’t hard,” said freshmen Devon Caelwaerts. In addition to dealing with getting lost and worrying about the extra homework and studying that comes with upper level courses, some of the other difficulties encountered by ninth graders include shorter passing periods between classes, learning the proper terminology for their courses (the middle school calls its study period “team study” while the high school uses the more traditional “study hall”) and adjusting to the schedule in general. For example, there are only seven periods of classes throughout the day at PHS,

while there are nine at PCMS. Additionally, the middle school’s lunch periods are ten minutes longer and offer students a chance to get outside during recess. At the high school, students eat one of three lunches determined by their fifth hour class, rather than their grade level, and do not have a recess. However, not all of the new students have difficulties on their first day of high school. In fact, some found it simple to maneuver throughout the day. “My first day of high school was actually pretty nerve wracking,” said current freshman Dominick Enneper. For Enneper, the longer classes, and the increased homework, have been the toughest aspects of PHS to adjust to. Luckily for most students, however, many of the difficulties faced by the ninth graders are overcome quickly, and soon the advantages of being part of the larger, more active high school become apparent. The increased athletic and extra curricular activities, which give students more chances to interact with one another, are usually the most popular. “I’m in football, and at the high school it seems much more involved than the middle school was,” said Enneper. “I like the high school because there are a lot more people to meet.”

Red Raider Café opens by Kalli Seglund The Red Raider Café recently opened at Pulaski High School, offering teachers and staff members the chance to purchase quality hot beverages at a low cost. The café’s opening was the result of combined efforts between the special education teachers at Pulaski Community Middle School as well as PHS. The goal of the café is to provide special educations students with an opportunity to gain first-hand work experi-

ence skills in the school environment. Teachers and staff guide the students with special needs in the café giving them the opportunity to learn essential skills directly. By understanding the process of how a business works, the students are able to advance their measurement and money skills, professionalism, correct sanitary practices and social interaction. In the future, Red Raider Café hopes to seek the assistance of other students within

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PHS prepares “Aida” by Mallory Mayer It is musical season again at Pulaski High School, and this year the school will be performing “Aida”. “Aida” was written by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. It centers on a love triangle between an Egyptian captain, an Egyptian princess and a Nubian princess in a war-like setting. Auditions for Aida were held in early November, and the cast was chosen a few days later. Musical practices began shortly after the final cast-list was chosen and will continue through mid February.

“Practices are going good so far,” said Jessica Breest, the director of this year’s musical. “There’s lots of singing, lots of acting and it’s lots of fun.” Aida, the Nubian Princess is played by senior Raegan Niemela; Amneris, the Egyptian Princess is junior Karlye Whitt; and Radames, the Egyptian captain, is sophomore James Uelmen. “I am very happy with my cast,” said Breest. “We get along well.” The final performances of Aida will be on February 18, 19, 25 and 26 in the Ripley Performing Arts Center at PHS.

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Former Raiders, now Googlers

This is just a small sampling of the books received by PCSD first grade classrooms. The books vary by each grade and will help improve students reading skills.

Schools receive new books by Erika Lambert Recently, all of the five Pulaski Community School District elementary schools-Hillcrest, Glenbrook, Lannoye, Sunnyside and Fairview-- received a total of $32,000 worth of books. According to district superintendent Dr. Mel Lighter, the books will help students by advancing their knowledge and increasing their reading skills, which are fundamental for success. The books will be placed in all of the schools’ classrooms and will reach students in grades one through five. In total, between 90 and 100 books are going to each classroom. Each classroom will receive the same book collection of reading-level-appropriate material for the students. “[This is] fantastic. We as

teacher spend a lot out of our pockets, and seldom receive an opportunity like this, so it’s really exiting,” said David Reinking a second-grade teacher at Hillcrest Elementary. The books will be a major part of the schools’ Daily 5 programs, which give students the opportunity to participate in a different reading activity each day. For example, students can read to someone else, read to themselves, go to a listening center, do word work, complete a writing assignment or work in a small group with a teacher. “[We are] thrilled and appreciative,” said Ellen Melberg, fifth grade teacher at Glenbrook Elementary. All of the elementary schools have already received the books, and they will soon be implemented in each classroom’s activities.

by Sam Schwartz Brandon Ripley and Gina Blohowiak, two Pulaski High School graduates, have left their Wisconsin roots for California, where they are both now employed at Google. Ripley graduated in 1999 at the top of his class, and he has recently began working at Google after moving to San Francisco with his wife and two year-old daughter in search of new experiences and job opportunities. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ripley first began working in Wisconsin for Plexus in Neenah. Plexus, also known as the product realization company, focuses mainly on Electrical Manufacturing Services (EMS). “At Plexus I got a great foundation in electronic design and product development,” said Ripley. Ripley worked a few years in Wisconsin at Plexus, but decided to search for more job opportunities, ultimately leading him and his family west to San Francisco where he obtained a job as the only electrical engineer at Fludigim, a biotech company. At Fludigim, Ripley designed DNA analysis equipment for the company. Although he enjoyed his position, Ripley continued to look for interesting job opportunities and discovered openings at Google that he decided to apply for. Ironically, Ripley did not receive interview opportunities in the specified jobs he applied to, but he did receive a call about an interview for a project manager position in the platforms group that he decided to take. This particular position requires Ripley to take responsibility over making sure projects continue to make progress and move toward completion and production roll-out. In essence, Ripley is responsible for overseeing the steps of particular projects from start to finish. In addition, Ripley coordinates resources to make sure things go smoothly and tries to remove any roadblocks to keep the project on schedule and within a budget. “As a project manager, I really need to understand what everyone on my team is doing and understand the potential risks and mitigation, and in my role, that requires mechanical, electrical and software knowledge,” said Ripley. “I am really enjoying this job and for the first time in my career I feel my broad set of engineering skills is being fully utilized, which is very exciting.” According to Ripley the job also requires superb communication skills and really lends relevance to all the high school English classes he took as a student at PHS. Ripley is now settled down in San Francisco with his wife, who was also a UW-Madison Continued on page 10


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Despite the changes in Pulaski throughout the years, tradition and excellence have remained.

Today’s students wear styles very different from those found in the hallways of PHS in 1953.

by Ayla Kress

he differences between graduatT ing high school classes half a century apart are inevitable, with changes in everything from clothing style and music to technology and course offerings. Despite the abundant differences, tradition and excellence have remained constant throughout the years in Pulaski. Gloria Krumrai, who graduated from Pulaski High School in 1953, grew up on a farm close to PHS. In the 1940s and 1950s, when she was a girl, she did not have a cell phone or even a home phone, unlike virtually all teenagers today. “Years ago, when we went to school we didn’t take cars,” said Krumrai. Her experiences are in stark contrast to most high school seniors of the 21st century, whose cars litter the student parking lot at PHS. Krumrai’s experiences differ greatly from those of Victoria Moss, who is set to graduate with the class of 2012 in May. Moss moved often as a child due to her father’s NFL coaching career and is accustomed to modern technology such as cell phones, iPads and computers. Her generation is also advancing at an exponential rate. “I think our generation of kids has gotten smarter and we’re challenging ourselves more,” said Moss. “For instance, my younger brother is doing really hard math.” For Krumrai, girls only had dance and an assortment of clubs to choose at

Gloria Krumrai, class of 1953, stands with her yearbook.

Victoria Moss, class of 2012, poses for a picture with PHS Athletic Director Jerad Marsh and Associate Principal Dexter McNabb on Spirit Day in September.

Technology, like cell phones, computers and iPads are an important part of students’ lives today.

school, unlike Moss who participates in many sports, that, in the 1950s, would have been considered “manly,” such as track and field. Clubs and sports have not only broadened for girls, though, but for young men as well, while other organizations, such as the Future Homemakers of America, have disappeared from the high school landscape completely. The fashion from the 1950s has also changed drastically. When Krumrai was in school, girls used to wear skirts and blouses while guys sported khakis, button downs and blazers. Now girls wear Ugg boots, jeans, and even sweatpants, while guys wear jeans and t-shirts most days. However, one thing that hasn’t changed much over the years is dancing. Krumrai recalls dancing often on the weekends and going to different dance halls in both Krakow and Pulaski to dance mostly polkas and waltzes. Although students don’t dance to waltzes anymore, they do polka every now and then, along with enjoying the popular music of today. The generation gap may seem extremely large with the new forms of technology, but with traditions staying alive and new generations attempting to preserve history, it’s always fun to explore and remember the past.


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FUN and GAMES

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Students of the Month Attitude

Angelica Fischer

Pulaski High School senior Angelica Fischer was named Student of the Month for attitude during the month of December. Fischer was honored to receive the award. “I feel honored to be recognized by those amazing teachers [that nominated her],” Fischer said. “I am very thankful for the help they have given me. I feel blessed to be a student at Pulaski High School because it has provided me with a great education.” During her time at PHS, Fischer also had to work hard to learn English as a student, as it is not her native language. Learning the language, as well as her success in her accounting class, are her two major accomplishments as a student during her time at PHS. She is involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including serving as a leader of her youth group, at her camp and is a member of Spanish club. Despite these accomplishments, if she could go back and redo her high school experience, Fischer would have joined the soccer team because she enjoys playing the sport and it would have given her the opportunity to meet more of her fellow classmates. When she is not in school, she enjoys swimming, soccer, running, music, the piano, crafts and drawing. After graduation in May, Fischer plans to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, where she will study to become an administrative assistant.

Academics

Joe L’Huillier

Joe L’Huillier was named Academic Student of the Month in December. L’Huillier, a senior at Pulaski High School, was honored to be recognized for his scholastic achievements. Currently, he has a 4.2 GPA after earning A’s in all of his classes. His high GPA and marching in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade as well as earning an AP Scholar with honors award are L’Huillier’s proudest accomplishments during his time at PHS. Despite these many achievements, L’Huillier added that he was thankful for all the support he has received from those around him. L’Huillier would especially like to thank his mom and dad for their continued support and encouragemenwt. In addition to his parents, L’Huillier said that the Red Raider band, and band leader D. Thomas Bush, have been the most influential forces in his high school career. Besides his extensive academic involvement at PHS, L’Huillier has also been involved in several extracurricular activities serving as a NHS office, a trombone section leader, a Red Raider Crew leader, working on the lighting and sound crew for musicals and the boy scouts organization (he is currently working an Eagle Scout project). When he graduates from PHS in May, L’Huillier plants to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he plans to major in biology before going on to medical school to one day become a surgeon.

School board meeting minutes REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 PHS Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes 1. CALL TO ORDER: Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. 3. ROLL CALL: Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, and Bob Skalitzky. Board members absent: Mark Wernicke and Chris Vandenhouten. Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Mark Heck, Lisa Misco, Amy Uelmen, John Matczak, Dan Slowey, Dexter McNabb, Jerad Marsh, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Erik Olson, Eric Vanden Heuvel, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, Nichole Disterhaft, Bec Kane, Nicole Borley Guests attending: 4. CITIZENS’ FORUM: Joanne Hagedorn commented hat Deb Schnieder has done a great job helping organize things that are coming in for those affected by the fire. 6. BOARD REPORTThere is a benefit planned for Dec. 17 for those affected by the fire– details will be out soon. Bob Skalitzky, Chris Vandenhouten, Trina Townsend, Bec Kane and Mel Lightner are going to 2011 Educator Effectiveness & Compensation seminar on Friday. Let Trudy Wied know by Dec. 15 if you are going to state convention. 7. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT – Sunnyside well issue update – there have been issues with the testing for this contaminant. You can get false positives. The district made the decision to use bottled water it was not mandated. There will be a meeting tomorrow (December 8, 2011) and a message will be drafted to the parents regarding the direction that will be taken on the well water. 8. PAY BILLS: McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 9. MINUTES: Denzer moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on November 16, 2011 (open and closed sessions) 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 10. PERSONNEL REPORT – None 11. MODEL CLASS-

ROOMS – We moved to LGI 1 and Amy Uelmen and staff gave a demonstration/presentation on the model classrooms. 12. CURRICULUM REVIEW / NEW COURSE PROPOSALS – PCMS Rasmussen moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve the new course proposals as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Proposals for 2012-201 --“New” 6th Grade Specials – 4 week exploratory courses in the following areas: Agriscience, Art 6A, Art 6B, Business, Family Consumer Science, French, Project Lead the Way, Spanish, and Technology 6. --The courses would be developed this spring and summer. The focus would be centered on the following essential principles: 21st Century Skills, project-based learning activities, and standards-based assessment. --We will develop seventh grade courses to provide further exploration, experiences, and opportunities for our students for the following year (see below). 13. CURRICULUM REVIEW / NEW COURSE PROPOSALS – PHS: McKeefry moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve the new course proposals as presented with some changes in the course descriptions. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 14. ACT EXPLORE TEST RESULTS – PCMS – Macy Roberts and Tom Krause shared the ACT Explore results 15. REFERENDUM PLANNING UPDATE – Dr. Lightner gave an update on where we are in the referendum planning. Documents for this update can be found on the district website. http:// connect.pulaski.k12.wi.us/ brd_mtgs.cfm 16. HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT REBATES FOR PCSD EMPLOYEES – The district will get a 4 percent rebate on insurance if 75 percent of the employees who have district insurance take the Health Risk Assessment. 17. CLOSED SESSION: Did not have closed session 18. ADJOURNMENT: Denzer moved, Skalitzky seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied Secretary to the Board of Education

Googlers/ cont. Continued from page 7 graduate, and their daughter. The couple, who also have a Portuguese water dog and two cats, are expecting another child as well. In his spare time, Ripley enjoys spending time with his daughter as well as traveling, camping or just being outdoors in general. Blohowiak, whose Alumni Profile was featured in a previous Pulaski News issue, has been a Google employee for the last six years, and, like Ripley, is very happy with her job. After starting out in sales, Blohowiak moved up into Product Management, where she works now. “Google provides a working environment that is fun, fastpaced, exciting and challenging,” said Blohowiak. “The caliber of people I get to work with is astounding; Googlers are not only smart, but interested in all facets of life.” According to Blohowiak it’s not unusual, while walking around the company’s campus, to see people playing volleyball, training for a marathon, riding a unicycle or walking on stilts. There are many perks to make the working time at Google enjoyable and help to keep its workers healthy. Through her position, Blohowiak has had the opportunity to travel all over the world, including Singapore, Australia, Ireland, Poland, and India. “I feel Google cares about me and my career, continues to reward my work and hands me amazing opportunities,” said Blohowiak. “I believe in our mission, and I believe our company has a good conscience.” Blohowiak’s goal to constantly grow and have new experiences has fueled her adventures at Google. Although, according to Blohowiak, moving to San Francisco and India for Google was scary, both expanded her horizons. Blohowiak continues to take the same attitude to work and has been able to move up in the company quickly.

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Sports

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Senior Profiles

Name: Cody Guevara Sport/Activity: Football Age: 18 Position: Kicker/Punter Years Played: 8 Favorite Subject: Study hall Post High School Plans: College Favorite High School Memory: When we beat GB West in Football Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Chris Brown, Lil Wayne Hobbies: Hangout with friends/ Play Sports Goal for the season: Make all field goals and have a 45 yard average for punting Rivals: Bay Port

Name: Kassy Naparalla Sport/ Activity: Softball Age: 17 Position: Left field Years Played: 10 Favorite Subject: Math Post High School Plans: Attend college Favorite High School Memory: Snowball freshman year Favorite Food: Mac-NCheese Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Jason Aldean Hobbies: Softball, hunting, fishing Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill Goal for the season: To win the conference Rivals: Bay Port, Preble

PHS Dance starts strong by Ayriel Rihn hough the competition T season for the Pulaski High School dance team just began, the team is already off to a strong start. In December, the team had two tournaments: the Green Bay Holiday Dance Classic, where they took first place overall, and the Ashwaubenon Dance Competition, where they took second for Pom, third in Jazz and second in Hip Hop. “The dance team has seen a lot of growth so far this season and a lot of success and fun times.  We are looking forward to the culmination of all our hard work with the heart of our competition season starting in January,” coach Jessica Moseng said. “We hope to see a lot of supporters coming to watch us perform at basketball games and our competitions.” On January 7, the dance team competed in a tournament in Freedom, where they placed

3rd out of 10 teams in their Division One Jazz Competition. During the upcoming weeks, the team will be traveling to locations throughout the state to participate in a variety of competitions. Their next competition will be held in Kaukauna on January 14. On January 28, the team will be traveling to Oshkosh North, for the regional competition. Depending on how they place in Oshkosh, the team may go on to the state competition, which is slated for February 4. If the team continues to advance, they will take part in the national competition from February 23-26. “Our team is committed to improving at each competition and we have been doing really well at them. I hope we continue to do well in the upcoming competitions,” said teammate, and PHS senior, Alecia Erdmann.

Members of the Red Raiders girls basketball team fight for the ball against Ashwaubenon at their home game on Jan. 3.

Girls basketball remains steady by Craig Thompson nder head girls basketball U coach Jim Doell, the division two Lady Red Raiders basketball team is currently sitting at a 4-6 record for the season. Throughout the end of December and early January, the team faced numerous conference and non-conference opponents. The team played Appleton North on December 27 as part of the 2011 Optimist Classic Tournament in Janesville. Pulaski ultimately lost the match by six, for a final score of 40-34, with senior Megan Coenen contributing seven points to the Raiders total. On December 28, the team took on Oregon at the tournament and came out on top, with a score of 47-33. The Ashwaubenon Jaguars traveled to Pulaski for a conference game on January 3, where the Raiders won with a final score of 55-22. Pulaski was able to keep Ashwaube-

non scoreless during the first quarter, and led by 22, with a score of 28-6, going into halftime. During the game, junior Mallory Nickerson scored 14 points for the Raiders while Coenen contributed 12. On January 6, Pulaski met the undefeated Green Bay Preble Hornets in a conference match at home. Although Preble trailed by nine points at halftime, they came out strong in the second half, and made 17 of their 23 free throws to pull out the win over the Pulaski, with a final score of 42-34. Despite the loss, Nickerson and Coenen each contributed nine points for the Raiders during the game. Although the Raiders are off to a rocky start, they hope to improve throughout the remainder of the season, particularly during their Fox River Class Conference match-ups. As of press time, Pulaski has 12 remaining games in the regular season.

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submitted by Tony Anderson The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18. It will be held in the gymnasium at Assumption B.V.M. The contest is open to all boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, as of Jan. 1, 2012. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the contest will begin at 6:00 p.m. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top finishers. In case of bad weather, the contest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Assumption BVM. Call Tony Anderson with questions at (920)- 8227537. The Kings of Columbus is an international family fraternal organization with over 13,000 local councils. It is involved in charitable and benevolent causes and it is instrumental in the annual Pulaski Polka Days Celebration held each July.

Morgan to be inducted into Hall of Fame Former long-time Pulaski High School football coach Phil Morgan will be inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Madison on Saturday, March 31. The event will honor former high school and college coaches of excellence, and the banquet is open to the public. Morgan applied to for the Hall of Fame after retiring from teaching at the end of the 20102011 school year, although he officially retired from coaching at Pulaski in 2004. “It was a very pleasant surprise, to say the least,” Morgan said of his acceptance into the Hall of Fame. “It’s one of those situations where you try to put it into words and it’s difficult.” During his 27 year tenure as head coach, the Raiders won 134 games, made six playoff appearances and won two conference championships. In 1980, Morgan even guided the team to a state championship appearance. Besides coaching football, Morgan was very involved in other athletics throughout his time as a PHS physical education teacher. He coached Red Raider track for 25 years and organized the school’s intramural basketball league, BAA, for 15 years. Additionally, he served as the varsity basketball announcer for 34 years, and volunteered throughout the community, including coaching youth soccer and flag football teams, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

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Wrestling in second in FRCC standings With regional competition beginning in less than a month, the Pulaski Red Raider wrestling team is currently tied for second place in the Fox River Classic Conference, with an overall dual meets record of 11-4. Besides numerous dual matches, the Red Raiders have also participated in several multi-team tournaments throughout the season, including the 42 team Midstates Tournament over Christmas, where the team took 10th, and the D.C. Everest Invitational during the weekend of January 6, where they came in 1st. In dual matches, Pulaski came in 5th at the Raider Duals on December 3 and placed 2nd at the Neenah Duals on December 10. In their December 15 match-up, the Raiders came out on top again, with a score of 55-19 over Sheboygan North. The team also participated in a double-dual on December 20, where they came out on top against Manitowoc Lincoln and DePere, with scores of 49-15, and 61-12, respectively. On January 5, the team traveled to Ashwaubenon for a conference dual, where they lost by just one, with a score of 29-28 after tie-breaker criteria was put into place. When all of the matches were completed, the score was 28-28, but eventually, the Jaguars pulled ahead. According to head coach Terry Manning, tie breakers such as this are fairly common, as this was the second time the Raiders tied this season. Besides strong team results, many individual wrestlers have performed very well this season as well. Kasey Caelwaerts, a freshman who wrestles at 132 lbs., has only one loss on the year and recently won the Midstates Championship. Senior Jacob Syndergaard, who wrestles at 145 lbs., was undefeated going into the Midstates Tournament. According to Manning, at the tournament, Syndergaard wrestled in arguably the toughest weight class of the tournament and was still able to finish in 6th place. Besides Caelwaerts and Syndergaard, there are many other wrestlers who have stepped up to the challenge of full-time varsity work, Manning added. Regional competition for the Raiders will begin on February 11.

Pulaski hockey heats up the ice

The Red Raiders boys basketball team huddles together before a home game.

Red Raider boys basketball team remains undefeated Raiders keep perfect record of 10-0, 6-0 in FRCC play by Jordan Stiede and Casey Alger-Feser The Pulaski Red Raider boys’ basketball team is off to an impressive 10 and 0 start to the season, including a record of 6 and 0 in the Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC). “This was our goal,” said junior guard David Halla. “We wanted to be perfect through the first half of the season.” On December 13, the Raiders beat their arch rival the Bay Port Pirates with a final score of 51-47 in the game at home. Juniors Cody Wichmann and Jordan Stiede led the team with 14 points each, and Wichmann had two key free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Against Green Bay Southwest on December 16, Pulaski won a hard fought game that ended with the score of 40-33. Southwest tried to slow down

the game by holding the ball verses the Raiders’ 1-3-1 defense, but Pulaski came out on top. Casey Alger-Feser led all scorers with 13 points in the game. On December 22, the Raiders traveled to Ashwaubenon to face another conference

“We just have to keep taking it one game and one practice at a time. If we do that I think we can keep this up.” -Tanner Vannieuwenhoven, senior guard foe. They started with an 18 point halftime lead and never looked back. Wichmann led the Raiders with 20 points and they

won 46-34. On alumni night, former Pulaski basketball players were recognized at half-time, while the current Raider squad facedoff against Shawano, a nonconference opponent. Against the Hawk’s 1-3-1 defense, the Raiders hit 13 three pointers, including four a piece from Stiede and Wichmann. The team won the game by the score of 56-39. The Raiders defeated Green Bay Preble, in conference play on Friday, January 6. Leading the entire game, Pulaski walked away with another victory with the score of 69-48. Sophomore Luke VanLanen led the Raiders in scoring with 15 points. “We just have to keep taking it one game and one practice at a time,” said senior guard Tanner Vannieuwenhoven. “If we do that I think we can keep this up.”

Upcoming Games: Jan. 13 vs. Green Bay East Jan. 17 @ DePere Jan. 24 vs. Green Bay West Jan. 27 vs. Notre Dame Jan. 31 @ Bay Port Feb. 3 vs Green Bay Southwest *Varsity games begin at 7:15 p.m.

Junior guard Jake Bader takes the ball down the court.

by Dalton Bouzek The Pulaski-Shawano co-op hockey team is heating up the ice this winter. Currently, Shawano and Pulaski are in the second year of their partnership on the ice. (Formally, Pulaski was partnered with Bay Port, but the Pirates became independent last season.) The Pulaski-Shawano team competes in the FRCC Hockey Conference against other area teams, and play their home games at the Crawford Ice Center in Shawano. At the halfway mark in the season the Raiders/Hawks have already improved upon their record from last season with a 2-5 record, and are looking to add to their win total. Pulaski is represented by senior Tyler Englebert, juniors Adam Guernsey and Josh Kryger, and sophomores Hayden DeCleene, Ben Timm and Zach Borneman. “It has been really fun to see our guys develop over the past few years. One of our big goals for this season was to get a few wins, and we have already done that so we can definitely call our season a success, but we aren’t done yet. We’re just going to keep up the hard work, and hopefully that will show when it comes playoff time,” Englebert said. The regular season ends on February 10, and playoffs begin shortly thereafter.

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Despite these many accomplishments, Morgan also credits those around him as a major part of his success. “It wouldn’t have been possibly without the great coaching staff that I had and the outstanding Pulaski student athletes the came out for my teams,” Morgan said. Besides Morgan, several other noteworthy coaches will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as well, including Bob Harlan, Danny Mock and Ron Wolf of the Green Bay Packers,. If interested in attending the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame banquet, contact Morgan directly at (920)655-8638, or through email at morgs@ netnet.net. Tickets for the banquet are $45.


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Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that snow will never come. As any seasoned Wisconsin resident will tell you, Mother Nature often has a mysterious way with the weather. Big storms have the potential to strike in the late months of winter, such as late March or even into April during previous years. Perhaps, then, snowmobilers will finally have a chance to hit the trails.

Dynamic Designs holding contest submitted by Annette Penn Dynamic Designs is in search of photos for their 2013 Calendar Contest. This year’s theme is Sunrises and Sunsets in Northeastern Wisconsin. Submissions can be sent digitally to photocontest@ dynamicdesignspulaski.com. Photos can also be mailed to Dynamic Designs, P.O. Box 470, Pulaski, WI 54162. Each photo must contain photographer’s name, age and contact information. Photos must also have a description of where and when the photo was taken. Individuals may submit more than one photo. All submissions become property of Dynamic Designs Unlimited. Dynamic Designs will choose a winning photo each month. Winners will receive a framed artwork of their submission, a $25 gift certificate to Dynamic Designs showroom and a calendar when completed. In addition, there will be a grand prize winner that will receive a photo-woven afghan with their winning submission on it, a value of $120. Photo calendars will be available to purchase in mid December at Dynamic Designs and area businesses in the Pulaski area. For more information on the calendar contest visit www.dynamicdesignspulaski.com, and click on Contests.

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Yes, because snow brings in additional customers, like plowers and ice fishermen. If we had more snow, we’d have more customers. -Harold Peterson, North Chase Gas Station

Yes, it has, espicially since we have sledfest on January 28 and snow chasers on January 14. -Nick Golik, North Chase restaurant and bar

the high school to grow friendships and demonstrate positive social interaction among the café’s workers. Currently, the café only offers beverages to staff members and not students, due to the district’s health and wellness policy for students. It is open weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Each day its open, a menu is sent to teachers and staff. The menu includes: coffee (medium, strong, or decaf), hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cappuccino, chai tea and organic green tea. While each beverage only costs $1.00, staff members also have the choice to purchase a punch card for six drinks for $5.00. The cards were created by teacher Aaron Sperduto.

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A Department of Transportation (DOT) meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Legion Hall in Pulaski beginning at 5:00 p.m. DOT officials will be on hand to discuss the upcoming improvements slated for State Hwy. 160. The meeting is open to the public, and DOT employees will be soliciting public input regarding the project. Members of the Pulaski community are encouraged to attend.

Jan. 26 Legion Hall 5:00 p.m. Discussing Highway 160 project

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Births and Deaths Births

SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011 SMITH, Ellen and David, Pulaski, son. THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011 NOWAK, Julia and Nickolas, Pulaski, daughter FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2011 CARLSON, Lauryn and Marty, Hobart, son. WED., JAN. 4, 2012 HOLEWINSKI, Kelly Garrett, daughter.

Marion Eiermann; along with other relatives and friends.       She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander, an infant grandchild, Therese; and two brothers, Herbert and an infant brother, Karl. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Prokop, Raymond

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THURS., JAN. 5, 2012 STEVENS, Desiree, and KING, Jason, Oneida, son. NOTE: Births announcements are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. To place an obituary in the Pulaski News and on the Pulaski News website without a picture, there will be a $15 fee. To place one with a picture will cost $25. Please have your funeral home director email it to us at pulaskinews@pulaskischools. org Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.

Deaths Jankowski, Garnet

 Garnet Jankowski

   Garnet Rose (Eiermann) Jankowski, 89, Pulaski, died peacefully Monday evening December 26, 2011 at a Green Bay hospital. The daughter of the late Carl and Julia (Kreidewies) Eiermann was born June 14, 1922 in Milwaukee where she graduated from Lincoln High School. On June 24, 1944 she married Alexander Joseph Jankowski in Milwaukee. As a young lady she worked at a local bakery in Milwaukee. She then worked as a switchboard operator until she was married, and then she joined her husband in Pulaski on the family farm.        Garnet was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski and was an active member of the Pulaski Area Historical Society. She was a loving mother and took care of the family and farm. She lived by the golden rule and the Ten Commandments, and always wanted people to achieve their best. She always made sure that her family and friends would never leave empty handed.        Garnet is survived by two sons and four daughters; Lawrence Jankowski, Pulaski; Alexander (Christine Martz) Jankowski, Stoughton; Jane Papagianannis, Chicago, IL; Rosemarie Jankowski-Jones, Pulaski; Elterine (Sterling) Jankowski-Biggers, Milwaukee; Elaine Koppany, Salinas, CA; six grandchildren; Tonia, Alexandrea, Reneé, Alexander “A.J.”, Stephanie; and Christopher; one great-grandchild, Lanam; one sister-in-law,

Raymond Prokop

Raymond P. Prokop, 89, Hofa Park, died peacefully Sunday evening, January 1, 2012 at a Green Bay nursing home, with family at his side. The son of the late Julius and Mary (Mizydlo) Prokop was born August 6, 1922 in Suamico. On June 5, 1943 he married Regina Kaczmarek at SS. Edward and Isidore Church in Flintville. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, having served with the AntiTank Company, 179th Infantry in Europe. He was wounded in 1945 in Germany and received the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged on August 16, 1945. After returning from the service, Ray and Regina farmed in Krakow, Zachow, and then finally in Hofa Park for 54 years. He loved dancing to polka music and playing his concertina. He enjoyed a good game of Sheepshead. He also loved following the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Ray was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Wisconsin Chapter 3. Ray is survived by his wife of 68 years, Regina; two sons; Florian, Hofa Park; James (Barbara), Hofa Park; three daughters, Jane ZupsichDoss (Ray Doss), Elgin, IL; Bernice Prokop, Oconto Falls; Karen (Tim) Swiecichowski, New Franken; grandchildren; Lisa (Michael) Voelker, Kim (Bill) Lux, Amy Rich, Dawn (Anthony) Clark, Debbie Prokop, Stacy Samson, Jennifer, Travis, Nathan, and Valerie Swiecichowski; great-grandchildren, Julianna, and William Voelker, Ashley Imel, Kyle and Regina Clark, and Lauren LeClair. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Wilinski III, eight brothers and two sisters. The family would like to thank the caring staff at Grancare Nursing Center in Green Bay for their excellent and compassionate care. 

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nelson, Dorothy Dorothy A. Nelson, 78, Wausau, formerly of Neenah, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Throughout her battle she showed inspirational grace and strength. Dorothy was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Pulaski, to Frederick and Esther (Bruce) Johnson. She married Robert Nelson on May 31, 1958. He preceded her in death July 30, 1995.  A member of Pulaski High School’s Class of 1950, Dorothy graduated from Central State College in Stevens Point and taught elementary school for more than 30 years. Her teaching career included schools in Niagara, Plover, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Neenah. She taught at Spring Road School in Neenah from 1968 until her retirement in 1990. She also was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honorary society of women educators. Dorothy was an active member of First United Methodist Church of NeenahMenasha, serving on numerous committees. She enjoyed gardening, camping, watching birds, and she loved her Packers. She and Bob held season tickets since the 1950’s and attended all the games, including the Ice Bowl in 1967. Dorothy is survived by three daughters, Barb (Brian) Dulmes, Cadott; Patricia (Jack) Nugent, Alexandria, Va.; and Lisa (Ron) Alexander, Merrill. She is further survived by a sister, Joann Jansen, Madison; and three grandsons, Christopher, Green Bay; Noah and Martin Dulmes, Cadott; and many other relatives and friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents, Fred and Esther Johnson; and a brother, Douglas Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Neenah Tomorrow Fund for use in the Dorothy Nelson Memorial for Literacy Fund; 410 S. Commercial Drive, Neenah, WI 54956 or Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, 333 Pine Ridge Boulevard, Wausau, WI 54401-4187.  Brainard Funeral Home Everest Chapel, Weston is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Gaura, Isadore Isadore “Ike” Gaura, 86, Howard, died peacefully Friday morning, December 30, 2011 at Tender Hearts Assisted Living in Howard. He had previously lived in San Bernardino, CA for fifty years. The son of the late Joseph and Clara (Stopka) Gaura was born April 4, 1925 on the home farm in Little Suamico. Ike married Jane McKnight on March 16, 1952 in San Bernardino, CA. Ike retired from the California

Isadore Gaura

School System, where he was a purchasing manager for the San Bernardino Community College after having served 20 years in the US Air Force as a Master Sergeant, where he was an aircraft mechanic. Ike was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #4488 in San Bernardino, CA. The couple did extensive traveling, including three African safaris and visits to Tokyo, England, South America, and various military bases in the United States. Ike is survived by his wife, Jane; three sisters, Stella Mathews; Elizabeth Oskey; and Christina Tilque and 28 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, four sisters, Julia Pszanka; Lottie Grochowski; Mary Kariotis; Clara Sandstrom; and two brothers, Peter and Anthony.

Van Den Berg, Edward

Edward Van Den Berg

Edward “Ed” F. Van Den Berg, 57, Waukesha, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 22, 2011 in Minnesota. He was born October 31, 1954 in Green Bay, WI a son of the late Norbert and Jeanette (Ambrosius) Van Den Berg. On September 4, 1976 he married the former Diane Przybylski at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Pulaski, WI. Ed loved the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation whether donating his time, money or helping to raise money. He enjoyed his motorcycle rides, being a Boy Scout leader, hunting, fishing, camping, tinkering with things, and Polka dancing. While in Green Bay he loved being Fr. Christmas. Most of all he was a good father and mentor who loved his kids and grand kids. Ed is survived by his wife Diane, Waukesha; sons: Kenneth Lee Van Den Berg, Waukesha, and Gregory James (Kimberly Jane Burnett) Vandenberg, Butler; Kimberly’s children Esther Roland and Helena Roland; sister Jane Linsmeyer, brother Richard (Sherryl) Van Den Berg; Lori Van Den Berg and her children Terry and Ashley, and man’s

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favorite companion Tasha. He is further survived by his brother-in-law Bernard (Darlene) Williams, Jr, sisters-in-law Shirley Van Den Berg, and Virginia (Elroy) Bublitz, and his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister Beatrice Williams; brothers: Donald Van Den Berg, and Raymond Van Den Berg; father-in-law Daniel Vincent Przybylski; mother-inlaw Helen Ann Bolsen; nephew Robert Van Den Berg; and brother-in-law Ed Linsmeyer. Donations are appreciated and a memorial fund will be established.

Pasowicz, Maurine “Suz”

Maurine “Suz” Pasowicz

Maurine “Suz” Pasowicz, 88, Pulaski died peacefully Saturday morning, January 7, 2012. She was born January 31, 1923 to the late Maurice and Genevieve (McDonald) Criel in Chicago, IL where she married Edward J. Pasowicz on January 12, 1946. The couple moved to Pulaski in 1947, where Ed served as the Village Chief of Police. Suz worked at Northern Shoe company and cleaned at the Pulaski Village Hall. She had worked for the Election Board since 1963 and was a familiar face to village voters. She was a past officer and member for over 50 years of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #337, Pulaski. Suz was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where she was active in the St. Anne’s Society and had received their Stewardship Award in 2006. She also belonged to the Pulaski Historical Society, the Polish Heritage Club, and the Pulaski GoldenAgers, and volunteered as an escort driver for senior citizens. She was proud to be a blood donor, and had donated over 15 gallons of blood over the years. Suz had many interests. She loved crafts and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, making ceramics, rug-hooking, and playing cards. She enjoyed fishing and swimming at her summer home in Crandon. Suz always said that she had a wonderful life. She was a lovely person and will be missed by many people. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Lorraine Pasowicz, Pulaski. She was muchloved Aunt Sis to Don (Cathy), George (Pat), and Dennis Criel; Aunt Suz to Steve (Julie), Paul (Sue), Jim (Wendy), Carole Pasowicz, Mike (Barbara) and Jeff (Carol) Targaczewski; great and great-great aunt to many nieces and nephews, and dear friend and cousin to Evelyn and Leonard Targaczewski. In addition to her husband, Edward, she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Donald Criel, and a brother-inlaw, Paul Pasowicz


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Pulaski News

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PHS band celebrates successful Rose Bowl trip

The Red Raider Marching band marches in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. (Photo courtesy of Countryside Photographers)

by Laura Cortright and Adam Styczynski At 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2011, the first round of Pulaski band students trickled into school, yawning as they dragged their carry-ons behind them. It was the beginning of the trip of a lifetime, one that every Red Raider Marching Band member would cherish forever: the journey to the Tournament of Roses Parade. To begin the experience, the Pulaski Tri-County Fire Department escorted the coach buses to the town’s border as numerous individuals and media outlets lined the streets to cheer on the band. Excitement bristled through the air as the students, chaperones and staff passed through town, with the fire trucks’ lights flashing. Then, after hours of trekking to the airport and flying across the countryside, the band breathed a sigh of relief. They had made it: The California sun shined down on them, palm trees swaying in the breeze. After that first day of travel and unpacking, time kicked it up a notch, and the Red Raider Marching Band sped through their week of action. The second day in California featured a four-hour practice at Whittier College, where the band fine-tuned their field show performance. Not only was this the students’ first time marching on a college football field; it was also their only practice before Bandfest, where they would perform their football season’s “half-time show.” After the practice session, the band enjoyed a night at Universal Studios Hollywood and dinner at the Hard Rock Café. On day three, band members woke up at 6:30 a.m. and boarded buses to Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure by 9:00 a.m. Once there, after a day filled with roller coasters and 4-D movies, the band performed in Disneyland’s annual “A Christmas Fantasy” parade. December 31 was its own adventure: Bandfest. Not only would the Red Raider Marching Band perform in front of a full stadium; their performance would also be broadcast across the Worldwide Web. In fact, more than 100 people packed into the Ripley Performing Arts Center back in Wisconsin to watch the performance and

cheer on the “Pride of Pulaski.” On New Year’s Day, the band decided to have a break before the big parade. So, instead of their usual jampacked schedule of theme parks and performances, they enjoyed a bus tour of Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills before stopping at Malibu Bluffs Park for lunch. Of course, the trip wouldn’t have been complete without a dip in the ocean, so the group traveled to Santa Monica Beach and Pier. Some students chose to defy the cold and swim in the waves; others, however, opted to stay dry and warm, claiming that swimming in January was not high on their to-do lists. At the end of the night, everyone enjoyed dinner at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, and squeezed in a bit of souvenir shopping before the day’s activities ended. Finally, January 2 arrived: it was the big day. At 4:00 a.m., the alarms went wild in Embassy Suites Hotel as the band students heaved themselves out of bed—but for good reason. In a few short hours, they would be lining up for the parade, preparing themselves to march 5.5 miles in their full band uniforms. The Red Raider Marching Band pushed through the miles, the students playing their hearts out as the band directors and chaperones ran among them, distributing water bottles and smiles of encouragement. When they reached the end of the parade route, they were exhausted, but accomplished. They did it. They completed “the granddaddy of them all:” the 5.5 mile Tournament of Roses Parade. They finished off the day with a famous In-And-Out Burger and got some well earned sleep. The night was topped off with a dinner and dance on the Queen Mary. January 3 was the last and final travel day. As the Pulaski Band left “the Golden State” they arrived six hours later back home. That first group of students stepped out of the airport, the crisp, 20-degree Wisconsin air swapped for a warm California sun. While the trip was exhausting, the entire experience was an event that all of the students and their families will never forget.

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The Red Raider color guard performs on the field during the Bandfest performance on Dec. 31. (Photo courtesy of Rolean Wernicke)

The Red Raider Marching Band performs during the “Christmas Fantasy” parade on Dec. 30 in Disneyland. (Photo courtesy of Rolean Wernicke)

The Raiders make their way through the Tournament of Roses Parade. (Photo courtesy of Countryside Photographers.)


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