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Fire chars downtown Pulaski

More than 35 area fire deparements, and 180 firefighters, responded to the scene as five buildings in downtown Pulaski were damaged in the a major fire on Dec. 2. (Photo by Pulaski News)

Five buildings damaged, more than 35 fire departments respond

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by Casey Frank and Adam Styczynski On Friday, Dec. 2, a recordbreaking fire struck downtown Pulaski, damaging five buildings and completely destroying three. The fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. on Friday but was not fully extinguished until after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The blaze began at the Wood Lanes Bowling Alley before spreading west down Pulaski Street. In total, four businesses sustained damage, including Wood Lanes Bowling Alley, a consignment store, Doug Prentice’s State Farm Insurance agency and Quit N’ Time bar. Numerous apartments were also damaged, leaving nine Pulaski residents homeless. Although the Pulaski Tri-

County Fire Department was the first to respond, by the time the blaze was put out, more than 35 departments from around Northeast Wisconsin had arrived. Some departments traveled for more than an hour. In total, 180 firefighters came to Pulaski. “All the agencies worked well together without incident, and everyone in Pulaski stepped up,” Pulaski TriCounty fire chief Randy Wichlacz said. Because the fire departments fought the blaze for so long, they went through more than 3 million gallons of water, at one time blasting between 7,000 and 9,000 gallons a minute at the flames.

According to Wichlacz, the firefighters were lucky the temperature was not colder, or many individuals would likely have suffered injuries by slipping on ice. Only two firefighters received minor injuries while fighting the blaze. Crews from the state’s Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation came to Pulaski on Dec. 5 to help investigate the cause of the fire. As of press time, no official cause of the fire has been released, and the official investigation is not expected to be complete for a number of days, possibly weeks. The aftermath of the fire has left a heavy mark on the people of downtown Pulaski.

Three of the buildings that were involved in the fire were total losses. The other buildings, including the office of State Farm Insurance Agent Doug Prentice, suffered damage from smoke, water, soot and fire retardant foam sprayed to isolate the fire and stop it from spreading. The day after the blaze, Prentice was allowed to go into his building to collect any equipment needed for his business that survived the incident. “I don’t know if my building is considered a total loss or not. I’m still waiting on the word from the inspectors,” Prentice said.

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Village of Pulaski finalizes 2012 budget The Village of Pulaski finalized its 2012 budget at its board meeting on Monday, Dec. 5. Overall, the village’s budget total tax levy will be reduced by $25,680. According to Village President Reed Woodward, members of the village board went through the budget line by line in an effort to balance the budget and offset reductions in state and federal aid. “This is probably the most accurate budget the village has ever dealt with,” Woodward said at the meeting on Dec. 5. “There is no fat there, but it is an honest budget.” Many factors went into deciding the final figures for the budget, Woodward added, including the reduction in the value of village property. As a result, cuts were made in all of the village’s departments, although residents will still continue to receive the services they are accustomed to. One noticeable change for residents, however, will be a reduction in road improvements. While the village was slated to improve two streets in 2012, as a result of budget constraints, improvements will only be made to one and a half. “We’re way behind on keeping up with our streets, and it’s going to have to stay that way a little while longer,” Woodward acknowledged. Most residents will notice a decrease on their tax bill as a result of Pulaski’s budgeting. For Brown County residents living in a $150,000 home, their yearly tax bill will be roughly $40. less than in 2011. Similarly, for residents in Shawano County, individuals living in a $150,000 home will see a reduction of roughly $125. Residents living in Oconto County, however, will see an increase on their tax bill.

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-Thursday, December 15, 2011

P-news Point of View Theatre could benefit entire community

By Jessica Skinkis and Robyn Gehri For many Pulaski area residents, there are numerous opportunities to get involved in a variety of community activities and organizations, including everything from supporting the Armed Forces through involvement in the American Legion, to helping those less fortunate by donating to the Pulaski Food Pantry. However, while the Pulaski Community School District offers its students the opportunity to get involved with its successful music and performing arts programs, there are not many chances for community members to get involved in the act. Our school and community, like many others throughout Northeast Wisconsin, focuses most of its attention on sports and athletics. This is a benefit to the area, because it helps generate community support and a feeling of togetherness, but also takes attention and funds away from performing arts programs, which could be improved. The benefits of participating in a performing arts or musical program are enormous, and, with the addition of a community theatre, could easily be spread throughout the area. For students, the benefits include high test scores, GPAs and overall better academic performances. In fact, according to the National Arts Education partnership, students that participate in music and arts programs continually test higher in math, social studies and reading than those students who do not. For other residents, no longer enrolled in school, participation a community theatre offer an opportunity to vary the daily 9-5 routine through a unique stress relieving outlet, as well as an op-

portunity to just get to know their neighbors better. The sense of community responsibility and togetherness also increases, as participants would be required and expected to attend practices and other theatre events. Public performance, of course, would also give residents the chance to do something different on a Saturday night while still supporting their local community. Additionally, as the theatre continued to grow, the performances could bring new commerce and individuals to the community, benefiting local businesses and helping to grow the area’s economy. Overall, simply providing a creative outlet in the midst of school and work allows the brain a bit of time to relax and recollect. Other communities throughout the area have already added a community theatre. The Green Bay community theatre, for example, puts on four shows a year. Kimberly’s program, which was started by our own Dr. Mel Lightner, puts on three shows every year. When an individual gets stressed, overworked, or just unmotivated, introducing more in the music and performing arts programs into the lives of those living throughout the Pulaski area, would provide an ideal way to re-motivate the residents and students. By surrounding the community with more music and arts, interests will spark and teach valuable time management and discipline.   At a time when our lives our becoming increasingly digitized, as we use social media websites and our cell phones as our main means of communication, a community theatre program could help to inject new life into the Pulaski area.

Letter to the Editor Jack FitzGerald’s opinion piece in the December 1st issue of this paper regarding civic involvement in the local political process could not have been more spot on or timely than it was. A number of our Village resident’s proved that by declaring to the Village Board their interest in filling the vacant trustee position on the board. Nine people took the time and effort to reply to the board’s invitation. Although only one person can be chosen for the position I would encourage the remaining people and others to get nomination papers from the Village Clerk and have your name placed on the ballot for the spring general election. FitzGerald pointed out that running for office can be scary; you open yourself up for both political and personal attacks. Neither is necessary if all people could act civilly. Unfortunately a small minority can’t; it is up to the majority to condemn this type of behavior. It is a lot more productive to allow people to run on their merit and ideas. Ask questions; listen to what a candidate has to say. Is he or she capable of communication that can lead to frank and open discussion? Are they willing to participate at all? Do they have the ability to listen to others, and compromise when needed? These are all things that will lead to a more progressive and unified governmental body

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but people need to participate. For too many years apathy has been a big part of the political and social make-up of our Village. I arrive at this opinion from years of observing citizen participation in government. Board meetings are poorly attended coupled with our citizen’s participation in the election process; our voter turnout trails much of the county. I encourage you to get involved, if not by running for office or by backing a candidate or candidates who you believe will be able to effect positive change in the Village. Let your peers and neighbors know what you would like to see happen and then push for those results. That is the only way your elected leaders will represent you the voter and not their personal agendas. Keith Chambers 421 Nancy Lane Pulaski, WI 54162

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There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else. ~Oscar Wilde

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by Jessica Skinkis While individuals throughout the community are beginning to make their holiday wish lists, residents at the New Community Shelter often wish for basic necessities. The shelter was founded in 1994 to create a living space for the men and women of Brown County, and its surrounding areas, who would otherwise not have a place to go. In 2004, a new residence was built in, which can provide housing to 98 men and women. The facility also provides a transitional living program offering studiotype apartments for those in need, as well as a mean plan, which includes a hot meal each night as well as an additional meal on weekends and holidays. This holiday season, the residents are in need of many things most people take for granted, including pajamas, perfume, watches, makeup, slippers, gas cards, sweatshirts, socks, puzzle books and cosmetic travel bags for women. The men’s wish list includes: watches, dress shirts, slippers, gas cards, backpacks, socks, alarm clocks, wallets, shaving kits and travel bags. Both the facility’s board of directors and staff believe it is essential to give people the ability to become self sufficient. The New Community Shelter staff is dedicated to the expansion and quality of the programming available to the participants of all the programs, and agencies that support the effort. This program incorporates the perspective of people who have been homeless and utilizes that understanding to help address the needs of those who are now without a place to live. For a complete listing of the items they need check out the New Community Shelter website at

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Senior Center announcements The Pulaski Senior Center will be closed for the holidays on Fridays, Dec. 23 & 30 at 12:00 noon and closed all day on Mondays Dec. 26 and Jan.2. MOVIE MONDAY on December 19 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching “A Christmas Story”. Show starts at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, December 27 and Jan. 10 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 SNOWBALL PARTY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 11:30 – 2:00. Lunch is scalloped potato casserole, carrots, tropical fruit, rye bread and blueberry torte. Entertainment by Rollie and Tammy Ferron. Cost is $3.50 suggested donation for lunch and $1 for the party. Call 822-8100 to make your reservation. 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, Jan. 11. 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. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. Jan.’s book is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. 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 Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 8228100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for December 16 – December 30. 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, December 16 – salmon loaf Monday, December 19 – pork loin in gravy Tuesday, December 20 – sweet & sour chicken Wednesday, December 21 – beef tips in gravy Thursday, December 22 – Shepherd’s pie Friday, December 23 – spaghetti & meat sauce Monday, December 26 – CLOSED Tuesday, December 27 – baked chicken Wednesday, December 28 – tater tot casserole Thursday, December 29 – chicken ala king Friday, December 30 – cream of potato soup & ham salad sandwich

Krumrai celebrates 99th birthday

Gertrude Krumrai celebrated her 99th birthday on Nov. 20 with friends and family at Woodhaven Manor in Pulaski.

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C.H.A.T program begins by Jessica Skinkis This fall, the Bay Area Humane Society began offering an after school program for young people. The program was created so the youth of Green Bay could get involved with the humane society and become advocates for animals. Called C.H.A.T, which stands for Children for Humane Animal Treatment, the program aims to educate youth ages 8 -12, and is open to children of the greater Green Bay area. The club meets twice a month, and teaches lessons about being a responsible pet owner, and how to provide the best care for their future com-

panions. The club meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. While the program only recently began, the organization will hold events throughout the year. The Bay Area Humane society C.H.A.T program has three terms to help their furry friends: The fall term which consists of six different activities and lessons such as, winter term which consists of five different lessons and activities such as, and spring term which consists of five lessons and activities including caring for the planet on Earth Day.

Pulaski pool open for holiday hours The Pulaski Pool has special open swim hours during the holidays this year. Dec. 27, 28, 29, and 30 we will be open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The fee for open swim is $3.00 per person and is free for seniors (60+). Come in and join us – remember that we reserve the right to close if not enough

patrons are present in the first hour. The regular weekend open swim hours will resume on the weekend of Jan. 6, 2012. Registration for the Winter/ Spring sessions is now open. Information is available on-line at and click on the pool.

Scouts make birdhouses Scouts from Pack 4031 demonstrated their woodworking abilities by making bird houses during a recent den meeting. The scouts are required to participate in certain activities to earn special badges and recognition. More pictures of the scouts events throughout the fall can be seen on the Pulaski news website at

Village budget/front page For those living in a $150,000 home, the bill will increase by more than $70.00. According to Pulaski Village Treasurer Jodi Przybylski, the Oconto County increase occurred because the value of the property in the county was increased only slightly. Despite the fact that the village made many cuts across the board, there were some increases. Village board wages, for example, increased (in total) by $2,000. Similarly, wages for the village clerk and support staff increased by nearly $3,000 total as well. According to Przybylski, the increases were necessary, as board members will need to attend more meetings throughout 2012 with representatives from the Department of Trans-

portation. Currently, Pulaski is slated to receive major road improvements from the DOT in the upcoming years. More money was also budgeted for computer equipment, supplies and election wages, as 2012 is a Presidential election year. Since both the Village police department and the Village public works department employees are still under a union contract for 2012, they will receive a two percent pay increase. Overall, however, Woodward was proud of the work board members put into the budget, saying that it will adequately address future needs, but still remains logical and rational.

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Open Village Trustee position- letters of interest After the untimely and unfortunate death of former Village President Ronald Kryger, the Pulaski Village Board appointed Trustee Reed Woodward Village President until April 2013, leaving a vacant Trustee position. The board is set to appoint a member of the public to the position at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, but received nine letters of interest from citizens. All of the candidates submissions, including supplemental material like resumes, etc., can be found on the Pulaski News website. Below are the letters:

Bernie Zablocki

I, Bernie Zablocki, am submitting my name for the open board trustee position for the Village of Pulaski. As a 22 year resident of Pulaski, I am interested in making our community a better place. Here is a list of organizations that I have been involved with over the last several years. Lifelong member of Assumption BVM Church 11 year Moose Lodge Member 5 year board member Wolf River Chapter for Doc’s Harley Davidson 9 year employee of Georgia Pacific Corporation 22 year employee of Kendall Corporation I am looking forward to meeting with you at the next Village meeting on December 5th, 2011. Respectfully, Bernie Zablocki

Christine Smith

Dear Village President and Village Trustees, I am expressing my interest in the vacant Trustee Position for the term expiring April 2013 that Reed A. Woodward previously held. I am a Pulaski resident, a business professional, and interested in contributing to the betterment of the Village of Pulaski. Qualifications: Currently I am a Broker Associate with Resource One Reality and the past 25 years I have worked as an Accountant in various manufacturing companies. I am a member of the Pulaski Economic Development Corp and a past member of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. Reason of Interest: The Village of Pulaski is a great community and as residents, we have the privilege and opportunity to be part of the local government contributing to its direc-

tion and growth. My theory is that it takes all of us to be part of the solution and I am ready to take an active role and be the voice for the residents of Pulaski towards the growth and future of the Village. Sincerely, Chris Smith

Francis Karchinski

Dear Village Board Members, I, Francis Karchinski request to be considered to fill and complete the term of the vacant Trustee position. I have been a prior Trustee and I am committed to serve the good people of The Village of Pulaski. This would be an honor to serve the Village of Pulaski and its citizens. Sincerely; Francis Karchinski

Howard Zernicke I am interested in the opening on the Village Board. I, Howard Zernicke have been a resident of the Village of Pulaski for many years. I have been involved in Community activities, a member of Planning & Zoning for many years. I have always had a passion for Pulaski. Thank you, Howard L. Zernicke

Jon Syndergaard Good Morning Village Board Members: I write this morning to express my interest in being appointed to the vacant Village Trustee position and believe that my unique qualifications make me an excellent candidate for the job. In particular, I offer the following: I currently serve as the President/CEO of Integrated Community Solutions located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We are a private, non-profit organization administering human service programs and own two for profit staffing companies as well. In this role, I am responsible for comprehensive oversight of the entire organization, 30 employees and an annual budget of twenty-one million dollars. For eight years, I was employed as the City Administrator for four Wisconsin Communities ranging in size from 1900 to 22,000 residents. Just prior

to being hired as the President/ CEO of Integrated Community Solutions, I worked for the City of South Milwaukee, and was responsible for an annual budget of approximately twelve million dollars and municipal staff of 175 employees. Additionally, I was employed by the City of Shawano on the “street crew” prior to beginning my tenure as a City Administration. This experience was critical in my understanding of the physical needs in running a community on a daily basis. My leadership roles in the public sector have allowed me to build all of the necessary skill sets to help Pulaski be successful including budget development and administration; employee administration, development and negotiation; strategic planning; public works and utility management; economic development and grant writing and treasury functions. My education background in Political Science and Public Administration with a concentration in local, municipal administration levels lends itself to being successful in a Village Trustee role as well. I enjoy a track record of building organizations with a healthy fiscal bottom line and a culture of teamwork, efficiency, integrity and impeccable customer service. Gentlemen, given my extensive experience in leading Wisconsin cities, coupled with my current role in building successful non-profit and for-profit business, I am confident in my ability to be an excellent resource for you and the rest of the Village Board. I care a great deal about Pulaski as my home and am vest in our future success. I would be glad to meet with you at your convenience to discuss my candidacy in greater detail. Furthermore, I can provide more extensive information regarding my background should you want to me to do so. Thanks for your consideration. Sincerely, Jon Syndergaard

Keith Chambers Dear Karen, Please submit my name to the Village Board indicating

that I am interested in being appointed to fill the remained of the term for the current open Trustee position on the Village Board. My qualifications are: Village Trustee; May 1993April 2005 Village President; April 2005April 2011 Board Member Wisconsin League of Municipalities; 20082011 Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Keith Chambers

Rodger Brzeczkowski Dear Board Members, I am submitting this letter of interest in hopes of joining some of our leading citizens as a trustee in the Village of Pulaski. I have lived in the Village for 41 years. Married to my wife Patsy for 46 years. From 1984 to 1998 I was a E.M.T with TriCounty Rescue, served as supply officer and was on the board of directors for several years. I also was a first responder for N.E.W Rescue. I have been a volunteer for the Red Cross Transportation Dept. for over 10 years. Also, I am a member of the Pulaski Lions Club and the Pioneer Tractor Club. I am presently employed at Good Shepherd Services in Seymour, Wi. It’s difficult to balance the budget with increasing inflation rates and reduced tax revenues. I feel its our responsibility to future generations to keep our Village out of any financial dilemmas. Thank you for considering me as a member of the board. It would be a privilege to serve the community. Sincerely, Rodger Brzeczkowski

Robert J. Gajewski Dear Sirs: I would like to take this opportunity to declare my interest in serving the people of Pulaski by being considered to fill Reed Woodward’s board post which was made vacant by the tragic

and untimely death of the Village President. My name is Robert J. Gajewski. I, along with my wife Elaine and son Arthur, have resided in the Village of Pulaski for the past 2.5 years. I am a native of Pulaski. At the age of 16, my family relocated to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, when my father, Art Gajewski, was transferred there from the Wisconsin State Employment Office- Green Bay. Following graduation from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973. My entire career was spent in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area as an employee of General Mills, Inc. and the Pillsbury Company in their Research and Development facilities. Tiles I held and GMI and TPC were various levels of Scientists and Principal Engineer. My responsibilities included hiring and supervising technical personnel, scientists, engineers, interns, and part-time employees. In my role as R&D Project Team Leader, duties covered coordinating the start-up for a single production lines to entirely new plant facilities. These positions required close interaction with individuals from various aspects of the organization, such as Operations, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Quality Assurance, etc. I am currently retired and am a member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church where I serve on the Finance Committee. My responsibilities have always included critical decision making for the benefit of the whole, and I feel confident that my educational background and work experience qualify for me the interim board position. Thank you for your careful consideration of my letter of interest. Robert J. Gajewski

Victoria Robokoff Pulaski Village Board: Please accept this as my “Letter of Interest” for the vacant position of Village Trustee. I have been a resident of the Village of Pulaski since August 2004. I am currently the Managing Director of Senior Homes, INC. and I am also a volunteer, teachers aide at Glenbrook Elementary School. Let me begin by saying I have come to know and love this community for it’s open and wonderful display of Americana. This is a beautiful community for families to live and grow. In these difficult, economic times, I feel compelled to perform my civic duties and assist in anyway possible, to ensure our continued way of life. I have had 37 years of pervious experience as a business manager. My daily activities involved financial management, personnel management, customer relations, adherence to local, state and federal law. Though our mission was to perform maintenance on various aircraft, our primary goal was to care for our customers. I strongly feel those learned skills and experience, along with my passion to serve our community would be a definite asset for the Village Board in the role of Trustee. I thank you for your time and consideration for review of this letter and my credentials. I stand ready to assist our community. Sincerely, Victoria L. Robokoff

School Updates

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. ~ Anonymous

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Fairview adds to school forest by Jerrod Zeitlin airview F Elementary School recently added to its school forest by building a multi-purpose building and a butterfly garden. The original school forest was created in May 1974, by the late Irene Standal and Bill Derricks at Fairview Elementary School, according to teacher Neil Hamel. They spearheaded an effort to plant over 3,000 trees to create a new addition to the forest. The following year, the 5 grade class planted an additional 3,000 plants and trees. Today, the forest provides students a hands-on opportunity to learn about nature and the world around them. It also serves as inspiration for more traditional school activities, like writing assignments. “Students learn in the forest by doing tree identification,

predator-prey relations, snowshoeing through the forest, and other reading and writing activities,” said Hamel. Recently, Hamel and 4th grade teacher John Wood cut a tree down and shown the kids how to tell how old a tree is by looking at its rings. The school forest is also used for looking for animals and studying the natural habitat of animals, like bees, birds and deer environments. The new building and butterfly garden will expand these types of opportunities for students. “The new multi-purpose building built in the school forest is in the future to have concerts, guest speakers to make this new place a great tool for Fairview to use a lot in the future,” said Hamel.

Fairview students enjoy spending time in the new building addition to the school forest. The additions, which became part of the forest over the summer, will provide students with even more opportunities to learn about nature and other skills hands-on.

Computer integrated manufacturing

One Act earns AllState honor by Chris Bania he 2011 Pulaski High T School One Act recently performed at the Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival at the University of WisconsinWhitewater. This festival is the highest competition level that a high school One-Act team can reach. The group performed their production of “Don’t Fear the Reaper” at the festival, which stretched from Nov. 17 until Nov. 19. In addition to performances from the 39 high schools that qualified to compete, there were also a variety of workshops available to students. Pulaski arrived on Friday, Nov. 18, and immediately got to experience some of the workshops. Many of the workshops had a strong connection to theatre; for example, there were workshops such as ‘Can you hear me? Voice Training for Actor’ and ‘Yin and Yang of Make-up’. But other workshops offered students more variety-- like ‘Filmmaking’ and ‘Salsa Time.’ Later in the evening, Pulaski students, along with students from other schools, watched Appleton North’s musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ It was soon after the next morning that the state performance of ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ was finally presented, and it didn’t disappoint the audience. “All of the actors were on

top of their game, and the audience responded with laughter and rowdy applause,” said Joe L’Huillier, a crew member that worked on the production, sound and lighting. “They groaned as the lights came up after the final scene. They were genuinely disappointed when the play was over After performing, the cast and crew waited for over a half-hour to find out what the judges thought of their final show. Finally, it was revealed that the group had received an All-State Award with a plaque. Out of the 39 performing high school groups from around the state, only five were given this honor. In addition, PHS student Nelson DeCleene was also awarded a special acting award and received a plaque for his performance as the Grim Reaper. “I didn’t see it coming. I was more overall proud of the cast for the All-State Award,” DeCleene said. It’s safe to say everyone was very enthusiastic about the results. Jessica Breest, the director of the play, was immensely proud of the work and performance the students had given. “All of them are so talented and have only helped to heighten my love of theatre,” DeCleen said. For members of One Act, it was a great way to end the season.

Accounting challenge held

by Erika Lambert Many students have a wide array of opportunities within PHS, whether that means preparing for college or the real world. Computer integrated manufacturing lab is one class offered in the technology department that is helping students prepare for post-high school education. “As part of a cooperative project with local industry and technical college efforts, a CNC (Computer Numerical Control)/CAM (Computer Aided Machining) Mobile Technology Lab for Bay Area rural youth was developed” said PHS teacher Harley Griesbach. “The Mobile Machining Technology lab is a traveling trailer with a CNC/CAM training facility to be used on-site for direct education. This engaged learning experience provides PHS with an affordable solution to providing introductory CNC/CAM courses with credit from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). The skills and experiences the students could learn will be carried with them for the rest of their lives in automated machining.” At NWTC, this class is offered as a two-credit CNC Fundamental 1 or two-credit CNC Fundamentals 2, each during an 18-week semester. This class is a 4-hour block, or equivalent to 72 hours per semester. “A major goal of this project is to initiate a change in the historical perception and stigma of manufacturing by creating a clean and well organized manufacturing environment that will be communicated to the greater community including the school district” said Griesbach This class is a great career builder and many students should try to enroll in this great opportunity. PHS hopes to increase the size of these classes in the future, as they offer students a great way to earn realworld experience, and a great way to save money.

‘Like’ Pulaski News on Facebook for school updates throughout the week! submitted by Bob Coenen Pulaski High School’s business department recently wrapped up its Accounting Challenge by awarding 9 gift cards as well as an iPod Touch to the top 10 finishers of the challenge, which took place from Monday, Nov. 14, until Friday, Nov. 18 To participate, students had to answer three to four questions per day and submit them by noon the next day. Points were awarded on the basis of correctness - one point per question answered correctly.

Each question was accounting related, in order to expand the students’ knowledge of accounting. At the end of the week, the names of the top finishers were picked from a hat to determine their rank as well as allotted prize. “The overall experience was rewarding and educationally enhancing,” said Brenna Adamski, student and first place winner of the iPod Touch, “I surely hope this opportunity will be available again to students in the future.”

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School board meeting minutes REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER: Board President Townsend called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL: Board members present: Barb McKeefry, Pam Denzer, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Chris Vandenhouten and Bob Skalitzky Board members absent: Mark Wernicke, Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Pam Kercheval, John Matczak, Dan Slowey, Jerad Marsh, Pat Fullerton, Marc Klawiter, Jenny Gracyalny, Kurtis Sufka, and Nichole Disterhaft Guests attending: Marcee Gohr, LeAnn Nooyen, Tina Rosner, Elizabeth Kust, Patty Wasielewski, Pete Liss, Karen Jordan, Cindy DeNeys, Arelene Zuleger, Tina Mills, Carol Witthuhn, Kris Reed, Donna Watermolen, Sheila Price, Celina Kafka, Kathy Fischer, Jeff Miller, Sarah Pautz, Tracey Szymanski, and Robert Vanschyndel CITIZENS’ FORUM DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORTThe 2011 Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Seminar is coming up on December 9th and the WASB State Convention Jan. 18-20, please let

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Trudy Wied know if you would like to attend. S U P E R I N T E N D E N T REPORT – Article on the Sunnyside well issue will be in the Press Gazette within the next few days. Since September of 2010 we have been using bottled water there. Dealing with the DNR has not been easy. They have not been very responsive to our suggestions. Dr. Lightner met today with some administrators and counselors on Student Mental Health Needs. Prevea may partner with us in meeting some of these needs. Grant process is moving forward. UWGB Partnership Committee met today. They will continue to look into the partnership and will bring information to the board in Jan.. PAY BILLS: McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. MINUTES: Rasmussen moved, Skalitzky seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on October 19, 2011 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. PERSONNEL REPORT – None 2012-2013 FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS – Dr. Lightner and Pam Kercheval shared a rough draft of the financial projections for next year. Because of budget reductions and changes made in 2010-11 and for 2011-2012, the projected deficit for 2012-2013 is –($798,016) rather than – ($1,895,471) FRESH FOOD INITIATIVE : Sheila Price gave an

update on the Fresh Food Initiative. Highlights of Changes: From-Scratch Entrées Vegetarian Entrées Fresh Fruits & Vegetables PHS Focus Group—In response to the “Bring Back my Fries” Facebook Page MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS: The board is not in favor of limiting the number of teams to two teams of basketball and volleyball at the seventh and eighth grade level as presented. Sports will continue as usual at this point. EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK CREATION PROCESS – Dr. Lightner presented a process for creating employee handbooks: Nov. – Dec. – Jan. Review of Collective Bargaining Agreements by Board of Education. Discussion of Collective bargaining Agreement items to be modified. Invitation to Labor Unions. Feb. – March: Review of personnel related policies April – May: Finalization / Adoption of Employee Handbook CLOSED SESSION: The Board will then convene into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c&e) to discuss leave of absence request and administrator evaluation. ADJOURNMENT: Skalitzky moved, McKeefry seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education

Hillcrest Optimist Winners Hillcrest Elementary School awarded four of its students, from third and fifth grades, Optimist Awards during the months of October and November. The students were nominated by their teachers for their excellent behavior and positive attitudes.

Winners for the month of October were fifth graders Joseph Hesser and Mya Thomas.

Winners for the month of November were third grade students Kevin Nickel and Martina Jourdan.

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Continued from front page The building next to Prentice’s insurance business was a total loss, and his building shares a wall with that building. “If the building next to mine is torn down, that might weaken the structural integrity of my building,” Prentice pointed out. Prentice had recently celebrated 10 years of business in Pulaski, after opening his doors on Dec. 1, 2001. Reed Woodward, Pulaski Village President, said the village is currently waiting on state and federal agencies for aid in funding a recovery. “We will be the vehicle to locate funds for rebuilding, not repairing, the businesses that were affected by the fire,” said Woodward, “but it’s up to the property owners if they want to rebuild.” On Monday, Dec. 6 , the

Pulaski Village Board officially declared a state of emergency. “This is the first step that might be of many,” Woodward said. “We may have to wait several weeks to find out if there are any funds available.” While the exact future of Pulaski’s downtown may remain unknown, residents throughout the Pulaski Community have stepped up to the plate, pouring in donations to help those who lost everything in the blaze. PACE, the Pulaski Area Community Education organization, began collecting donations for household items-- ranging from toiletries to dressers-- at Lunch with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 4, less than a full day after the fire had finally been extinguished. Within a few hours, individuals and families had brought in numerous donations. By Wednesday, PACE had re-

ceived enough donations to fill two semi trucks, and started turning away donations for household items, clothes and food. Instead PACE, in conjunction with North Shore Bank and MCL, began collecting financial donations to help those displaced by the fire get back on their feet. In fact, MCL offered to match the first $25,000 worth of donations received. Bay Tek donated $10,000 to the effort while NSight donated $15,000. A community-wide fundraiser will be held to benefit those affected by the fire on Saturday, Dec. 17 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Augies Pub in downtown Pulaski. Events will also be held throughout the day at Zielinski’s Ballroom. The fundraiser will feature events for both children and adults, including a Christmas

Photographs received for the Dexter McNabb Big Buck Contest will be published in the 12-29-11 issue due to fire coverage. We apologize for the delay.

Party, a cookie decorating contest, live and silent auctions and performances by bands. Donations for those affected will be accepted at both locations throughout the day. The fundraiser at Zielinsiki’s will end at 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 17, while the event at Augies will stretch until 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 18. Overall, while the fire may have damaged Pulaski’s downtown, residents throughout the community were able to pull together to help all those affected and improve their community. “As the fire department, we want to thank everyone in the town,” Wichlacz said. “It just shows you what Pulaski is all about.” To see more pictures from the fire, visit the Pulaski News Facebook page at

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ABVM students enjoy hands-on learning

Dunford receives DAR citizen award by Sam Schwartz evin Dunford, a senior at K Pulaski High School, was recently named the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen award for the 20112012 school year. The DAR committee was created in 1934 in partnership with the DAR Good Citizen Pilgrimage primarily to recognize students such as Dunford and thank such students for their overwhelmingly positive contribution to their school and community. DAR committee recognizes and awards high school seniors who posses outstanding citizenship qualities. DAR award winners eligible at the national level who place highly enough receive scholarships to the school of each students choosing. The award is given to one senior each year who is selected by the entire PHS staff. The winner is said to exemplify outstanding qualities of dependability: truthfullness, loyalty and punctuality; service: cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership: personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibil-

Assumption BVM second graders have been studying animals and investigating animal characteristics, habitats, adaptations, survival strategies and relationships between humans and animals. The students examined animal tracks and matched animal tracks to the animal, while discussing animals that leave one trail, two tracks, and three tracks The students also traced their own “tracks” with white chalk and compared them to those made by animals.

Second graders at Assumption BVM are participating in a postcard exchange. They sent out postcards to all the states in the U.S and have received postcards from those states in exchange. They also asked the relatives of students living abroad to send in postcards. So far, the class has received cards from Rome, England and India. This exchange has allowed students to strengthen geography skills, learn about other cultures, places and informs others about Wisconsin.

ity; and patriotism: unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation. After consideration of many students enrolled in the senior class of PHS, five students were selected as nominees for the DAR Good Citizen Award: Paige Lightner, Rachel Gullickson, Rachel Kennedy and Hannah Kestly. Following the announcement of the five nominees, each senior nominee was asked to complete a full resume, write a paragraph on his or her future plans as well as develop an essay discussing the four qualities a DAR Good Citizen possesses. The PHS faculty use these expectations to determine the winner. Ultimately, the PHS facility determined that although all five students posses outstanding qualities, Dunford portrayed the best attributes of a DAR Good Citizen. “I’m just very honored and thankful for being chosen the DAR Good Citizen of Pulaski High School,” said Dunford. “It’s a very humbling experience when the staff chooses you out of the entire student body senior class. This without a doubt is a blessing and I want

to thank the staff for giving me an opportunity such as this.” Now that Dunford has been chosen as the recipient, he is eligible for the DAR Good Citizen scholarship. If entered into the contest, Dunford will be eligible for cash awards at the state and national levels. Regardless of scholarships, however, Dunford will be awarded the school’s DAR Good Citizen plaque, pin, certificate and recognition card due to his outstanding behavior and accomplishments throughout his years as a high school student.

Kevin Dunford received the DAR Good Citizen award for the 2011-2012 school year.


The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. ~Vince Lombardi

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Pulaski students enjoy lacrosse

Senior Profiles

Name: Laura Juszczyk Sport/Activity: Cross Country, Band, Track Age: 17 Position: Band Council Secretary Years Played: 4 Favorite Subject: Anatomy Post High School Plans: UW-LaCrosse for biology Favorite High School Memory: Band Trips Favorite Food: Pineapple Favorite Music Artist/ Band: Patrick Stump Hobbies: Running Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Name: Victoria Busch Sport/Activity: Band/Track and Field Age: 17 Position: Section leader/ VP of Jazz Club Years Played: Band since 6th grade, Jazz Club: 4 years Favorite Subject: Anatomy and Physiology Post High School Plans: UW-Stevens Point Favorite High School Memory: Band trips/ Spirit Days Favorite Food: Anything with a lot of flavor Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Dave Matthews Hobbies: Working out/ Facebook Favorite TV Show: That 70s show, Private Practice Goal for the season: Make my last year one to remember Rivals: Bay Port Band (haha)

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Tyler Wichmann, Brock McDermid and Dylan Bersch work to maintain the baseball diamond named for Doug McDermid.

McDermids maintain ball diamond by Jordan Stiede In early November, family and friends of Doug McDermid, who passed away on Oct. 10, 2011, gathered at the baseball diamond named in his honor to remember the man whose passion was baseball. The group planted trees around Doug McDermid Field as a way to preserve his legacy. “I always thought baseball diamonds looked good with a tree border,” said Pat McDermid, son of Doug McDermid. The family chose to plant Techny Arborvitae which is a strong evergreen often used as a windbreaker. The trees should grow 18 to 20 feet in the next few years and can live to be over 100 years old. Doug McDermid was a strong supporter of youth involvement in sports and was especially passionate about

baseball. In 1978 he started the Pulaski Reds baseball team, and cared meticulously for the diamond at Memorial Park in Pulaski. In 2005, the diamond was dedicated in his name. In addition to family members, other people who helped plant the trees included high school head baseball coach Jerad Marsh and assistant coaches Brett Zavernik and Dave Landers. Other improvements planned in the upcoming years include bull-pens out of the dugouts and eventually a grand stand. “I think it’s my responsibility to continue to improve and maintain the diamond,” said Pat McDermid, “especially when the field is named after my dad.”

by Dalton Bouzek While lacrosse may not be thought of as the typical American sport, for area high school students that play, the commitment is usually year-round. The Green Bay area has numerous lacrosse teams at the high school level. Pulaski players are typically part of the Green Bay Metro Rebels. The Rebels began play six years ago, and they pull players from various area high schools, including Pulaski, Ashwaubenon, Green Bay Preble and Manitwoc Roncalli. The Rebels play in the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation, which begins play in the spring. The Rebels compete against other high schools such as Notre Dame Academy, Bay Port, Neenah, Appleton, Green Bay Southwest and Menasha, among others. The Rebels home facility is Lombardi Middle School, where both practices and games are held. The games are held at all times throughout the week, usually around 5:00 p.m. Currently, PHS has six players on the team including seniors Tyler Englebert, Austin Zimanek and Ian Woest, and juniors Brickman House, Mike Frehse and Dalton Bouzek. While preparation for the season, and the work put in throughout the spring, can be tiring, for junior Frehse, the effort is worth it. “Lacrosse takes a lot of work to prepare for, but its all worth it during the season. The practices are pretty tough, but lacrosse is a tough game so it keeps you motivated to go the extra mile during practice,” Frehse said. For House, who plays midfielder on the team, lacrosse can be life consuming but enjoyable. In fact, House has been playing the game since he was young. Ultimately, while the players acknowledge that the sport is still relatively obscure throughout Northeast Wisconsin, they hope that as teams spread throughout the area, the sport will increase in popularity and become more main-stream.

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Girl’s basketball begins strong season

Boy’s basketball Alumni Night to be held Alumni of the Red Raiders boy’s basketball team will be recognized at the Dec. 23 home game against Shawano. The game begins at 7:15 p.m. Former Pulaski players, and their families, will receive free admission to the game and will be honored at halftime. An alumni social will be held in the Pulaski High School commons immediately following the game. To RSVP, text Jay Robiadek at (920) 655-1136.

BAA draws a crowd by Craig Thompson From November until February, Pulaski High School athletes who are not participating in a winter sport are given the opportunity to participate in an intramural basketball league, more commonly known as BAA. BAA, which stands for “Boys Athletic Association,” is held on Wednesday mornings at 6:00 a.m. before school and is finished around 7:00 a.m. There are currently eight teams involved in the league, including a faculty team. This year, John Pitzen, a technology education and woods teacher at PHS, has taken over the role as commissioner of the league, “It’s good for the kids and I wanted to keep in place what Mr. (Phil) Morgan had run for the past several years, said Pitzen. Before Pitzen, Morgan had organized the league for more than 15 years Every week, each team is paired up with another team in the league to play in a 48 minute, four quarter game. The league runs until late February, and includes one playoff game and one championship game. Because the games begin so early, the players must wake up as early as five in the morning for the contests. “It’s hard to wake myself up that early sometimes,” said Dalton Bouzek, a PHS junior and a member of a BAA basketball team. “But once I get to the school, I feel energized and ready to play.”

Raiders off to a quick start by Casey Alger-Feser Although the season is early, the Raiders are off to an impressive 3 and 0 start, taking games at Hortonville and Clintonville. Pulaski has dominated its opponents on both ends of the court, winning each game by at least 20 points. They also defeated the West DePere Phantoms at home in front of a raucous crowd at the Fred Kestly Field House. The Raiders got off to a slow start in each of their first two games of the season, giving up early baskets and committing uncharacteristic turnovers. However, once second half adjustments were made by Coach Dave Shaw, they increased there lead to an unreachable plateau for either team. Cody Wichmann led the Raiders with 17 points, and  Casey  AlgerFeser added a career high 16 points against the Truckers of Clintonville.  In a defensive effort against Hortonville, Pulaski gave up an astounding three points in the second quarter, and only five in the next period. Four players were in double digits for the

Raiders as the win put them to 2 and 0. “After playing in those three games, I really think we can improve a few things and make a run at conference,” said junior guard Devin Renier. On Friday, Dec. 2, West DePere traveled to Pulaski where they were steam rolled by 27 points in a great effort from the entire Raider roster. Once again, Wichmann led the team with 20 points, while Alger-Feser chipped in 10. This was their first home game this season, as the players were announced; they were greeted by spotlights and cheers from the hometown crowd.

Upcoming Red Raider boy’s basketball varsity game: Fri., Dec. 16 vs Green Bay Southwest, at GBSW at 7:15p.m. Thurs., Dec. 22 vs Ashwaubenon at Ashwaubenon, at 7:15p.m. Fri., Dec. 23, vs Shawano at Pulaski, at 7:15 p.m.

by Jack FitzGerald The Girl’s Pulaski basketball squad opened their season this year with a difficult start to their schedule. In the year’s launch they were matched up against two of the highest ranked teams in the state of Wisconsin. The Pulaski ladies managed to put up a great battle against Algoma, only to fall short with a final score of 31 to 48. On the other hand, the girl’s experienced quite the opposite result to their hard work in their game against West De Pere in which they ended the game with their first win with a score of 48 to 37. On Monday, Dec. 5, facing

New London, a highly respected girl’s team in the area. The gals fought hard, giving the New London athletes quite the run for their money. Although the girls came up short against the Bulldogs with a final score of 37 to 19, they hope to see great success in games ahead. In their latest game (as of press time) on Thursday, Dec. 8, the Raider came within one point of Notre Dame Tritons during the first half, but eventually lost 56 to 51. Girl’s varsity player Bethany Bikman said, “If we work hard this year we’ve got everything we need to have a great season this year.”


MCL makes pantry donation

All lasting business is built on friendship. Alfred A. Montapert

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Go Coastal offers new water massage

Employees of MCL donated 2,000 pounds of food and other necessitates to the Pulaski Food Pantry. The drive is an annual event at the company.

Dynamic Designs to host seminar and luncheon Dynamic Designs will host a “New Products Seminar and Luncheon” on Jan. 25, 2012 at Premier Community Bank in Pulaski, Wisconsin. The seminar will focus on new promotional products (including apparel), and marketing ideas for businesses. Attendees will be able to see the new products that are available for businesses. “We believe in educating our clients and know that their success is our success.” said Tammy Brzeczkowski, one of the presenters of the event. “So, giving them first hand

knowledge about the new products that are available for 2012, should hopefully give them an upper hand with their competition.” The seminar is free of charge; however, seating is limited to the first 50 businesses that register. The seminar is also limited to one person per business or department. Lunch will be provided by Dynamic Designs of Pulaski. To register online, go to www.dynamicdesignspulaski. com, click on events and fill out the form online.

Go Coastal, Pulaski’s newest tanning salon located in the Mountain Bay Plaza, is now offering a water massage for its customers. The massage machine, called the Prolifer Aqua Massage Spa, allows customers to choose between a 10 and 60 minute massage, and no appointment will be necessary. The machine sprays 36 water jets from different angles, and travels along the body multiple times each session. It is also heated and customers can choose to activate an aromatherapy option. “You can get a massage on your way home from work,” owner Dean DeKeyser said. The machine is designed to relieve muscle pain, improve circulation and relax muscles. The water massage option is also cheaper than traditional massage options and clients can wear their clothes into the machine as well. Music will also be provided to customers, who will have the option to pick from a selection of CDS and can wear noise canceling headphones. Go Coastal is open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Births and Deaths Births

Yurek, Tom

TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2011 SKINKIS, Lauren, and SHIRLEY, Dan, De Pere, son THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011 GORDON, Janelle, and DUDA, Ryan, Pulaski, son. MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2011 GERCZAK, Shannon and Ryan, Sobieski, son.

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

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niece, Catherine (William) Toft, Camino, CA; a greatniece and great-nephew, Kamie and Tim; and his close friend, Margery Wasielewski, Pulaski. He was preceded in death by his parents. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, is serving the Cnota family. Online Condolences may be expressed at

Ladowski, Joan

HEINTZ, Aili and Nicholas, Oneida, son. TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011 HUNT, Raeanita, Seymour, and DALGORD, Dennis, 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 Schaumberg, Ronna

Ronna Schaumberg

Ronna Schaumberg, 64, Krakow, died very peacefully Tuesday morning, December 6, 2011 at her home. The daughter of Leonard and Verna (Wienandt) Marks was born June 12, 1947 and lived most of her life in Appleton. On March 4, 1989 she married Lloyd Schaumberg. The couple moved to the Krakow area in 2000. Ronna worked for several years at Industrial Engraving in Kunesh. Ronna especially loved her family. She was a kind woman who always looked for the best in people. She never carried a grudge or held onto hard feelings for any length of time. She liked birds and the flowers that surrounded her home. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd; three sons, Sandy Schmidt (Sheila Preisler), Shiocton, Brad (Tammy) Schmidt, Shiocton, and Craig (Shelly) Schaumberg, Pulaski; twelve grandchildren, Brianna, Ashley, Haley and Sandy, Jr., Brittany, Samantha, and Aliyah, Amanda and Ashley, Josh, Mandy, and Justin; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Danny (Carol) Marks, Seymour and Billy (Pat) Marks, Menasha; three sisters, Nancy (Bob) Bunnell, Green Bay, Cindy (Steve) Moesch, Zachow, and Colleen (Dave) Thompson, Howard; nieces and nephews, other relatives and a lot of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Lloyd Schaumberg, Jr.

Tom Yurek

Tom Yurek, 44, Pulaski, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 as a result of an accident while making wood. The son of Edward and Janice (Weigelt) Yurek was born January 29, 1967 in Pulaski and was a 1985 graduate of Pulaski High School. Tom had been employed for many years at NEW Roll in Pulaski. He enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Monday and Wednesday leagues in Pulaski. He was a good dad and grandpa. Tom was always ready to help anyone in need. He enjoyed sports, stock car races, and the outdoors (he was never in the house). Tom is survived by three daughters and three grandchildren, Amber Yurek (Bryan Mills) and their children, Isaiah and Ilias, Pulaski; Holly Yurek, Pulaski; Melissa Yurek and her daughter, Taylor, Pulaski; two brothers, Steve Yurek, Pulaski; Jeff (Renee) Yurek, Pulaski; one sister, Susan Brunner, Pulaski; nieces and nephews, Nathan and Ryan Brunner, Laney and Lacy Yurek and Nevin Graves; along with aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brotherin-law, Steve Brunner. Online condolences may be expressed at

Cnota, Z. Roman

Joan Ladowski

Joan Ladowski, 55, Pulaski, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Joan was born to Alvin and Donna Mae (Etten) Berres on June 9, 1956, and was a 1974 graduate of Marshfield High School. On August 8, 1987, she married Mark Ladowski. Joan was employed at First Wisconsin Bank of Green Bay for 12 years. She was loved at Assumption B.V.M. Parish and School as an art teacher, librarian, and photographer. She was always decorating hallways, creating new

project ideas, or counting box tops. Joan found joy in photography. She captured the life and spirit of school events, family, and nature. As a mother and wife, she provided unconditional love and support in every way possible. She taught her family by example: give to those in need and never stop believing. Joan was one of the four founding members of, and served as the treasurer for, Camp Pop. She is survived by her husband, Mark Ladowski; two daughters and one son, Megan Ladowski, Chicago, IL, Eric Ladowski, at home, Sara Ladowski, a senior at UW- Stevens Point; her parents, Alvin and Donna Mae Berres, Marshfield; maternal grandmother, Leonna Etten, Cadott; siblings, Mark (Linda) Berres, Marshfield, Dean (Lisa) Berres, Marshfield, Steve (Michelle) Berres, Rochester, MN, Lori (Jim) Guenther, Appleton, Scott (Julie) Berres, Rosemount, MN, Brian (Tarra) Berres, Chili, WI; her in-laws, Walter and Marian Kroll, Pulaski, Nancy (Don) Schumacher, Pulaski, Chris Kroll (Mary Swosinski) West Bend, Dean Kroll (Suzette Hackl), Howard. She was preceded by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Lorretta Berres, and her maternal grandfather, Albert Etten. The word “believe” gave Joan strength in her battle with cancer. She will live on through all of the people she taught to believe in themselves. Online condolences may be expressed at The family requests no flowers please. Memorial gifts will be given to areas that were close to Joan’s heart.

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Jurecki, Jerome “Harry”

Jerome P. “Harry” Jurecki

Jerome P. “Harry” Jurecki, 83, Krakow, died Saturday evening, November 26, 2011 at Woodlands of Gillett. The son of the late John & Anna (Surma) Jurecki was born on September 12, 1928 in Krakow, where he was a lifelong resident. Harry served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Alwin Manufacturing in Green Bay until his retirement. Harry loved being outdoors, and especially enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and taking care of his flowers. Jerome was a faithfilled man who had a deep devotion to Jesus and the Blessed Mother. He is survived by one brother, Tony Jurecki, Krakow; one sister, Betty Hessing, Shawano; several nieces and nephews, John Jurecki (Bonnie Ausloos), Sampson; Chris Jurecki (Tom Dolota), Krakow; Mike Jurecki, Krakow; Connie (Gerard) LaBrosse, Sobieski; Quinn (Jenny) Jurecki, Krakow; Brian (Sherri) Jurecki, Gillett; Jerry (Lynn) Jurecki, Krakow; and Kathy Jurecki (T.D. Bishop), Lena. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Stanley, John and Casey Jurecki, one sister, Julia Jurecki, a sisterin-law, Ann Jurecki, and one brother-in-law, Ray Hessing. Marnocha Funeral Home, Pulaski, is serving the Jurecki family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.

Wengrzyn, Frank

Z. Roman Cnota

Z. Roman Cnota, 81, Sobieski, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his home. He was born September 3, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Michalina (Dziobek) Cnota, and lived in the Sobieski area most of his life. Roman had been employed as a technician at Northeast Telephone Co. in Pulaski until his retirement. He was an excellent electronics technician and was generous in sharing his talents with neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Roman was a loving son who took good care of his parents in their later years. Survivors include his brother, Mitchell (Ardith) Cnota, Sacramento, CA; his

Frank Patrick Wengrzyn was called by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 27, 2011 at the age of 52. He was born on March 8, 1959. The son of the late Harry and Lucille (Ptaszynski) Wengrzyn. Frank’s brother, Mathew preceded him in death also. Frank is survived by his sister Marion and his brother David. Frank is also survived by his relatives and friends. Frank will always be missed.

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I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. Lucille Ball

Thursday, December 15, 2011

LOST AND FOUND YOUNG FEMALE CAT FOUND FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 in Pulaski School District bus yard. Mostly white with black ear and black fluffy tail. Extremely friendly. Very well mannered. Litter box trained. Probably was house cat. Gush’s love. Staying with our family until she finds her way home hopefully before Christmas. Call Angie @ 822-8622.

PERSONALS PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor me in my necessity (make request). There are

none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. VB. HOLY ST. JUDE, Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God had given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause to be invoked. Say 3 Our Father’s. 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s for 9 consecutive days. St. Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen. Publication must be promised. This novena has never been known to fail. VB. PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Never known to fail.) Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel,

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fruitful one, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my Necessity. Oh star of the sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart so succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Thank you Mother. THANK YOU On Thurs., Dec. 8, 2011, the Pulaski Fire Department, along with Hobart, Suamico and Howard fire departments, responded to a heartbreaking loss of our family farm. Without the compassion, dedication and determination of the fire fighters, along with our neighbor’s, family and dear friends, the devastation could have been even worse. We deeply appreciate everyone who responded and continue to support our family during this hardship. To all of you who brought our family food, supplies and kind words, we give thanks and gratitude and are truly blessed with your thoughtfulness. Neal and Linda Ruechel Tracey and Steve Szymanski and family Renee and Nathan Ullmer and family.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pulaski News

Pulaski wrestling celebrates 50 years by Ashlynn Estreen his season, the Pulaski T High School Wrestling team celebrated its 50th anniversary with a banquet and celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3, following the team’s all day wrestling tournament. The event was open to everyone who has participated in PHS wrestling team since it began, and featured speeches and appearances by many former coaches and wrestlers. In total, 130 people attended the banquet. Towards the end of the night, former coaches Coach Jim Richie, Coach Joe Kind and current Coach Terry

Manning gave speeches. Coach Richie discussed the hardship of coming into the wrestling program just two years after it was founded, and the struggle to get students involved in the sport. Riche even talked about the deals he had to make with some families so that their son could wrestle. Coach Kind, who was Coach Richie’s assistant before becoming head coach, spoke about having people like Mark Weed on the team, an unknown hero. Weed was a wrestler that participated in only one varsity match his entire career, but he was known as a hero because in an important match against

Bay Port he didn’t get pinned and because of that, the Pulaski brought home a win. . Coach Manning gave his speech on how a program is only as good as its people, and the future of the team. At the banquet, participants took place in a competition to see who had the oldest jacket, for a t-shirt prize. Dan Laskowski, class of 1964 won the contest. Thus far, the 2011-2012 Red Raider wrestling team is off to a great start. On Dec. 1, the Red Raiders had their first match against Seymour, and started the season off with a win. With all

the wrestlers doing well for the first match, the coaches were pleased. Before the 50th anniversary banquet, Saturday, Dec. 3, the team held the annual Red Raider tournament, inviting seven other schools to participate. “We have a room full of extremely hard working wrestlers. Our coaching staff has raised the bar regarding the work ethic and the team has responded well. We are just trying to get the kids to wrestle as hard as they can,” said Coach Manning. Daniel Irwin, senior, weighing in at 170 pounds

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went undefeated at the tournament, a 4-0 perfect score, along with Kasey Calewarts, freshman, weighing in 132 pounds. On Dec. 8 Pulaski High School had a match against Bay Port at home. “Brady LePak showed up big for the Bay Port match,” said Manning. Other upcoming matches for the team include a match on Dec. 15 at Sheboygan South, a double dual on Dec. 20 at Manitowoc Lincoln and an invitational on Dec. 28 at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. To see pictures from this season, visit the Pulaski News Facebook page.

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