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Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner draws hundreds It was a night of etiquette, royalty and food Feb. 8 and 9. Though the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner king was turned into a duck and court and audience members alike broke the etiquette rules, the evening was a success. Hundreds turned out to observe an interactive medieval performance by seventh- and eighth-graders. They performed songs, rhymes and made the audience laugh with their antics.

Six canceled days means more school in June SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

After the sixth school day out of the last 18 was canceled Tuesday, Oregon School District officials are figuring out how to adjust a schedule that will now extend past the original end of the 2018-19 school year. S c h o o l wa s c a n c e l e d due to snow or low temperatures on four days last month – Jan. 23, 28, 30, 31 — and two so far in February, burning through the district’s allotted three “ s n ow d a y ” m a ke - u p s . It’s started to eat into the planned summer break in June, and could affect professional development days

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for staff. While Friday, June 7, is the last day for seniors, the rest of the students are scheduled through a halfday on Wednesday, June 12, that will now likely be extended to a full day, with classes also on Thursday and Friday. “The week after graduation, we likely will be in session for all of those days,” Busler said. Despite the wishes of some Dane County public school superintendents who sent Gov. Tony Evers a letter, there will be no reprieve from him on waiving a pair of “cold days” in January when schools were closed. “It looks like that’s not going to carry the day,” district superintendent Brian Busler told school board members Monday night.

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Eighth-grader Ezekiel Jeske plays the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner jester as he reads dinner etiquette rules to the audience Feb. 8. The court behind him is not following the rules.

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OASIS continues to evolve in 2-year-old space EMILIE HEIDEMANN Unified Newspaper Group

Since the Oregon Alternative School and Integrated Studies program got a space inside Oregon High School two years ago, OASIS students and staff have made it their home. While the space already has a kitchen, staff recently added a own food pantry after teaming up with the Oregon Area Food Pantry. OASIS, which the Oregon School

we are in a unique position to be able to cook, eat have meals together and teach kitchen techniques,” he wrote the Observer in an email. Tynan said after a tour and a couple of meetings with food pantry officials, “We realized we could meet multiple needs if we offered pantry resources at OASIS.” “The pantry could offer food to families with children and we could offer a larger array of food throughout the day,” he said. “It was an immediate win-win and our students have been able to access pantry resources throughout the day, bring

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District started in 2008 to better suit students who don’t benefit from the traditional classroom model, was housed in the community sports arena before the fall of 2017, when it moved inside the high school during the year-long renovation. It’s an open space equipped with small-group instructional rooms, computers, a kitchen, a community gathering room, media center and now a food pantry. Last year, teacher Tim Tynan started a partnership with the Oregon Area Food Pantry, which he said fits right into the district’s “whole child” approach to learning “Because (OASIS) has a kitchen,

The primary election for the next Brooklyn Village President is Tuesday, Feb. 19. Voters will have the chance to choose a single candidate with the top two vote-getters advancing to the April 2 general election. Jim Bakken, Brit Springer and Kyle Smith are candidates on the ballot, though the last elected president successfully waged a write-in campaign in 2017. Clayton Schulz resigned the presidency Jan. 31, and the winner of the April election will succeed Todd Klahn, who was named president at the Feb. 11 Village Board meeting. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the


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Photos by Emilie Heidemann Merton, played by seventh-grader Bridget Tushoski, cries because she’s The Queen of the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner, played by eighth-grader Taylor Daniels, gives a speech been fired from her job at the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner. Feb. 8.

The court of the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner toasts to the audience.

Morgan Wherechild, played by eighth-grader Noelle Walsh, threatens to cast a spell on the king at the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner Feb. 8.

The king of the Oregon Middle School Madrigal Dinner has been turned into a duck by the sorceress Feb. 8. His court seems shocked at his transformation.

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Todd Klahn is the new Village of Brooklyn president – until April, that is. T h e Vi l l a g e B o a r d appointed Klahn as the interim president at its meeting Monday, Feb. 11. Klahn is a board trustee and will serve for the next four meetings before the next village president is elected April 2. Clayton Schulz stepped down as president Jan. 31 because he moved out of the village. He had been elected in a write-in campaign in 2017 when he was 22 years old. The board now has six members, including the president, one short of the seven that makes up the full body. That means if three members miss a

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meeting, the board will not be able to take action, though clerk Linda Kuhlman told the Observer that’s generally “not an issue.” Kuhlman said she and deputy clerk Vicki Olson will retain check-signing authority, though Klahn will come in to review the payments before they’re sent out. The board may decide to appoint an interim trustee at its next meeting Feb. 25 for the final three meetings before April’s election. Klahn’s trustee term is up in April, and he is one of two candidates running for three trustee seats up for election. He is not one of the three candidates running in the village president race: Brit Springer, Jim Bakken and Kyle Smith.

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The Oregon School District will take the first steps toward building a new elementary school in Fitchburg later this month when it releases its first set of construction bids to contractors. The “civil and foundation package” is designed to prepare the site for construction, including excavation, adding water/sewer infrastructure, building footings and foundation work, Oregon School District superintendent Brian Busler explained. “This is all the construction

Park Board recommends 4 ballfields, two multiuse and pickleball

Considering raising sewer rates The Brooklyn Village Board discussed the need to raise sewer rates at its Feb. 11 meeting, though it didn’t take action on the matter. Clerk Linda Kuhlman said it may decide the issue at its next meeting Feb. 25. The smallest rate increase would be 12.3 percent, Kuhlman said. “We did a rate study mid-year last year where an engineering firm calculates revenue versus rates,” Kuhlman explained. “The sewer rate needs to be raised to meet our existing expenses.” The village is facing an additional loan to pay for upgrades to the system, as well, Kuhlman said.

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Primary: Polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. day of election Voting info The primary election for the next Village of Brooklyn president will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the community building, 102 North Rutland Ave. For more information, head to brooklynwi. gov/elections/ or call 455-4201. and again in 2018 after not running for re-election in 2017. He did not respond to multiple phone calls and emails or return a questionnaire. Whoever is elected will serve a two-year term in office. Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@​

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More than a dozen people braved the ice storm Wednesday, Feb. 6, to hear the latest plans for Jaycee Park West, and most seemed pleased with what they heard. Representatives from area sports organizations offered positive feedback on the “preferred concept plan” for the updated $4 million project, which passed the Park Board’s scrutiny and will go on to the Common Council for approval Feb. 18. The new plan features two multi-use fields for sports like rugby, lacrosse and football, and adds four baseball/softball diamonds. Left off the latest version are the two full-size soccer/ lacrosse fields that would have replaced Statz field; a baseball/softball field that would now remain. R e p r e s e n t a t ive s f r o m youth soccer, baseball, rugby, softball, ultimate frisbee and pickleball groups all said they supported the plan, with some pledging to do fundraising work to help achieve the project’s $500,000 goal. Though Oregon Soccer Club would lose fields in the revised plan, club president Eric Anderson told the Observer last month his organization is “optimistic” about what he’d seen, and he said he thinks it represents a “longer-term

solution” for the growing demands on village ballfields. The group is eyeing a 40-acre parcel in Anderson Farm County Park as its potential future home. Planner Ross Rettler phoned in to the meeting to present the plans and describe the changes that had been made. He estimated the project cost at $2.7 million to $3.4 million, excluding things like pickleball court lighting. Village administrator Mike Gracz estimated the costs of the concessions building, playground and pickleball lighting at roughly $385,000, $50,200 and $135,000, respectively, pushing the total close to $4 million. The board accepted the plan unanimously with minor changes, including increasing the size of a baseball field to full-size to make up for one that had been replaced with a large multi-use field, which might necessitate moving an existing equipment shed. The full-size field would be the only one of the four with a grass infield and raised pitching mound, Gracz said, meaning softball teams would be able to use the other three diamonds. The village is planning to spend $1 million on the first phase of the project, which is expected to break ground in the spring. Previously, that phase had been estimated at $1.5 million, including $500,000 raised from the community. Gracz said Rettler will provide a cost schedule and more information about how the project will be phased if the Village Board approves the plan. Gracz invited all

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to the Observer. He wrote that he is running “to better the community my family and friends live in, and to help develop economic growth by bringing logic and an open mind to the board.” Bakken is from Oregon and has lived in Brooklyn since 2016. Springer has been a village trustee since 2017 and serves on the recreation and economic development committees. A multimedia designer with a bachelor’s in computer imaging, Springer wrote she’s “learned Brooklyn inside and out” since moving to the village in 2011. “I’m pretty level-headed and do research all sides when presented with an issue and I just feel I got so much more to contribute to our wonderful community,” she wrote. Smith was first elected as a village trustee in 2015,

“This is to make the building watertight and enclosed,” Busler said. The third bid package, to release in late May or early June, Busler said, is for electrical, plumbing, heating ventilation and cooling, fire prevention and interior work. The school will be located in the northern part of the district, within the City of Fitchburg, in the growing Terravessa subdivision off Lacy Road. Plans for the approximately 130,000-square-foot building, set to open in September 2020, include several playgrounds, three inner courtyards and a butterfly garden.

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preparation underground site work,” he wrote in an email to the Observer Tuesday. The bidding process involves district consultants Bray Architects preparing electronic construction documents (formerly blueprints) that specify the work to be completed. The selected contractor works with the district’s general contractor, Findorff, to complete the construction work. Busler said in some cases, Findorff will also submit a bid to complete the construction, otherwise they serve as the construction manager to oversee the project. The second bid package, set to be issued on April 15, is for the structural steel, windows, roofing and exterior of the building.

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The dog park at Anderson Farm County Park could open as soon as the fall of 2020, with work planned to begin this autumn on the trail that will connect it to the south side of the village. The 35-acre park will be similar to the Capitol Springs version, with separate areas for large and small dogs, Dane County senior landscape architect Chris James explained at the Feb. 6 Park Board meeting. The park will be at the northeast corner of Union Road and Cty. Hwy. A, with a 3.5-acre small dog section north of it, near the planned driveway and parking area. Work will begin to “rough in” the roads, stormwater pond and trails this fall, James said, with paving and fencing planned in 2020 and a tentative opening date later that year. The trail is planned to connect up to Main Street and also extend to Belleville, all the way to Donald Park in Mt. Vernon, some 20 miles west. Like all county’s dog parks, the one in Oregon will require a pass to use – $5 per day or $35 annually, accepted at the county’s seven other dog parks. – Alexander Cramer

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fter my son graduated from Oregon High School, I wanted to continue to be a community volunteer but wasn’t quite sure how or where. Through a winding path, I discovered that I wanted to work on projects that focused on our youth. My goal was to help our youth succeed by creating an optimistic, safe community where our children are engaged socially, ethically, emotionally, physically and cognitively. That led me to join the Straub Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club, which provided an array of possibilities for me to do this. One of these is the splash pad project in downtown Oregon, which we and Deb Bossingham of the Oregon pool began working on in 2015. Since then, other community projects have started to meet the current and future needs of our youth, including the new Oregon Youth Center and new library. Each of these projects will literally take the village to build and provide our youth with opportunities at each stage of their young life. They are all in the midst of fundraising and need your help to become reality. The Oregon-Brooklyn community is a wonderful place for families to raise their children. In addition to a highly-regarded school district, we also have may youth focused programs which build character, nurture our youth to be tomorrow’s leaders and provide them with a positive environment.

It is a very exciting time for the Oregon area, as these three projects will add many benefits for our youth from the time they are born until they move into adulthood. The splash pad will be a park environment located in the heart of Oregon where families, friends and neighbors can cool off during hot summer months. Its theme will highlight the history of the area including mining, trains, horses and, of course, the water tower. This free, handicapped-accessible community aqua park will be located next to the pool, where families can play, relax and get excited again to be outside enjoying water fun. Estimated to cost about $650,000, funding will come from donations, paver sales and grants. The youth center, located on Oak Street, is an important free program for school age youth grades 5-9. Its programs help students with academic skills, life skills and social/emotional learning for our youth. Students can receive help with homework but also can learn how to cook or work in teams to accomplish a common goal. The Youth Center also not only provides food for the soul but also provides a snack or sandwich to enrich their growing bodies. An anonymous donor provided funding for a new building, but the center still has many needs and could use additional donations to purchase supplies and support current and future programming. The Oregon Public Library serves youth from birth until – well, forever. It not only provides reading, video and audio materials for all ages, it also has many programs for our youth. Whether you want a preschool reading

program, elementary craft day, movie night or help researching for a history term paper, the library can help our youth. Public libraries are supported through our tax dollars, but they also rely on donations to continue to provide free services to the community at large. The Village of Oregon has earmarked $6 million toward a new library to be built on Main Street but the library will also need to raise an additional $4 million through donations and grants. To keep our area a great place to live for the youth of today and tomorrow, we need to continue to invest in projects like these. Many eager, helpful and caring volunteers are working hard to create and sustain community projects for our young. Each of these projects needs our help to be successful. I challenge you to think of how much can you could donate to one, two or all three youth projects and then mail your donation in today. For information on each of these projects please contact Margaret Straub (Splash Pad) at 843-3362, Jennifer Way, (Oregon Public Library) at 835-2322 or Diane Newlin (Oregon Youth Center) at 886-9093. And one final thought – please consider volunteering through a local community organization like the Optimist Club to help our youth grow up to be caring, responsible, respectful and benevolent adults. Margaret Straub is a member of the Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club and a resident of Brooklyn.

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A taste of ‘sustainable’ food Little John’s food joint to pop up for one night Feb. 20 There’s a “sustainable” food joint soon to take over the Charlie’s on Main kitchen – only for an evening. A launch party for Little John’s, a nonprofit, pay-what-you-can restaurant, is set for 4:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Charlie’s on Main, 113 S. Main St. There, owner Dave Heide will reveal the location of the new business and educate visitors about the Little John’s concept, which focused on food

If You Go What: Little John’s Launch Party When: 4:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 Where: Charlie’s on Main, 113 S. Main St. Info: 291-2255 sustainability, using local grocery store excess, food access for people in need and hiring military veterans. The party will feature the Little John’s pay-whatyou-can concept in action, live entertainment and a grocery store-excess menu d o n a t e d b y M a d i s o n ’s

Metcalfe’s Market – all transformed into “gourmet” dishes, according to an event poster. The Hat Ladies will join in on the fun and allow party-goers to design one custom-made hat to donate, and one to keep. Cocktails will also be served in the Charlie’s on Main speakeasy. The cost to enter the launch party is pay-whatyou-can and the public is invited. For information, call 291-2255. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@ or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

Indoor showcase set Feb. 24 at OHS Before the showcase got started, OHS groups only traveled away for performances, he said, limiting how much attention they received from the community. He said the event is an opportunity for the local groups to show where they come from and perform something they “can be proud of.” “Hopefully every year, we will get more teams and it can be a bigger and more exciting event,” Reimer told the Observer. For information, call Oregon High School at 835-4300 or email Wisconsin Indoor Marching Arts at Email Emilie Heidemann at or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

Celebrating 125 years of service in Oregon Oregon Order of the Eastern Star to host festivities Feb. 24 SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

Eastern Star Members, according to their slogan, are “Good People, doing good things for good reasons.” In Oregon, they’ve been doing them now for 125 years. Masonic dignitaries, members and guests from around the state will be traveling to Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 24, to join in the 125th celebration of the Oregon

chapter at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Masonic Center, 201 Park St., open to the public. Wi s c o n s i n ’s Wo r t h y Grand Matron Brenda Gaulke of River Falls, and Worthy Grand Patron David Schreier of Milwaukee, will be among state officers participating in the celebration ceremony, with music provided by the Oregon High School string quartet. After the program, refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall. For more information on the group or the event, contact secretary Catherine Pryes at 271-9679 or capryes@; or Rosie Fiscus at 835-7808 or

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Elle Romanin, Oregon High School junior, playing Alice Sycamore, rehearses getting engaged to Tony Kirby, played by Will Oelke, senior as part of the “You Can’t Take It With You” play Feb. 11.

‘You can’t take it with you’ OHS play set for Feb. 22-24 EMILIE HEIDEMANN Unified Newspaper Group

In his first year directing a play, Oregon High School English teacher Mike Ducett said he chose “You Can’t Take It With You” for students to perform because of its commentary about wealth — it doesn’t come with you when you die. T h e p l a y, w r i t t e n b y George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, premiered on Broadway in 1936 and tells the story of an “eccentric” a n d “ B o h e m i a n ” fa m i ly living during the Great Depression, Ducett said. The first act begins with Grandpa Vanderhof and his family, the Sycamores, in 1930s New York City, New York. E a c h fa m i l y m e m b e r engages in odd hobbies, which include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing plays that never get published and taking ballet lessons. Ducett said Alice Sycamore, who seems to be the only “normal” person in the family, falls in love with the

vice president of her company, Tony Kirby. While “practical” things like the government and taxes don’t concern Alice’s family, they certainly concern her, he said. Tony and Alice become engaged, and the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must change their ways to meet Alice’s future in-laws, but an evening meant for love and celebration ends with all the Sycamore’s getting arrested. For Ducett, as much as he liked the play’s lessons and story, he also felt it would help get as many students involved as possible, as the casting calls for 16 people. He said the students also helped put together “one of the biggest sets we’ve had for a straight play.” “It’s a classic ensemble piece where it features numerous talented students,” Ducett told the Observer. And from table reads to rehearsal, he said he’s gotten his students to understand the subtle nuances of the script and the context for which it was written. He asks them how the play might connect to modern times and how they might put themselves in their

If You Go What: Oregon High School play, “You Can’t Take It With You” When: 7 p.m., Feb. 22-23 and 2 p.m., Feb. 24 Where: Oregon High School, 456 N. Perry Pkwy. Info: 835-4300 Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors character’s shoes. “They learn how to collaborate with one another to work toward the greater good of experiencing a piece of art,” Ducett said. Performances are 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 and 2 p.m., Feb. 24 at the OHS Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy. Tickets for the play cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior-citizens. For information, contact Oregon High School at 835-4300. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

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Get ready for some rhythm. Drumlines and color guards from throughout Wisconsin will perform at the 2019 Shadow Indoor Showcase on Sunday, Feb. 24. The event, hosted by Wisconsin Indoor Marching Arts (WIMA) and the Oregon Band Boosters, will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy. Tickets for adults are $7 and kids ages 10 and under are free. WIMA founder and board president Thomas Reimer said this is the second “official” year of the showcase, which started last year as part of an effort to highlight local band groups. This year, two OHS color guards and one drumline will participate in the showcase.


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Community walking at OHS Those looking to keep up with exercise as the weather turns colder are invited to walk the indoor track from 6-7 a.m. on weekdays at Oregon High School, 456 N. Perry Pkwy. It’s free to walk, but registration is required. To register, bring a photo ID to the Oregon Area School District office, 123 E. Grove St., on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walkers will be given a badge for proper identification for school staff. For information, call 835-4091 or email

Photography exhibit Take a look at the role railroaders played in Oregon’s history at the “Faces of Railroading” photography exhibit from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the Sue Ames room of the library. The exhibit, which takes a look at workers and how the railroad industry has changed, will also take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 9. The exhibit is available to the public on the above days or upon request. For information, email kripley@

program. Call the senior center by Paint nights Feb. 11 to reserve a meal. Artists, both amateur and expert, For information, call 835-5801. will be able to showcase their skills at PVE orchestra concert the library this month and next. Painters are invited to “Paint The Prairie View Elementary school Night” and “Paint Night 2” from 6-7 orchestra will put on a recital perforp.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 26 and March mance at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5, respectively. Attendees will paint 300 Soden Dr. a night-sky scene with step-by-step The public is invited to attend. instruction on an 8x10 canvas on both For information, call 835-4200. nights. Canvas, paints and brushes will be Joe Parisi presentation provided. The senior center will host Dane Registration for the Feb. 26 event County Executive Joe Parisi for a preis full, but patrons are encouraged to sentation at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, email to Feb. 20. join a waitlist. Registration for the Parlsi will lead a discussion and March 5 date is still open. give an update on the work Dane For information, call 836-3656. County is doing to clean up its lakes, finance renewable energy developTom Kastle performance ment and benefit taxpayers. Music lovers will be able to attend Registration is required. To register a Tom Kastle performance at 10:45 or for information, call 835-5801. a.m., Friday, Feb. 15 at the senior cenBE Orchestra concert ter. Kastle will take the audience on a The Brooklyn Elementary school journey through four generations of orchestra will put on a performance at romantic songs using his expansive 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21. knowledge base of maritime music, The public is invited to attend the stories and captaining ships on the event, which will be held at Brooklyn Great Lakes. Elementary School, 204 Division St. A lunch will be provided after the For information, call 835-4500.

Community calendar Thursday, February 14

• 1 p.m., Movie matinee: “Three Identical Strangers”, senior center, 835-5801

Friday, February 15

• 10 a.m.., Hoo’s Woods raptor program, Oregon Village Hall Community Room, 117 Spring St., 8353656 • 10 and 10:30 a.m., Family storytime and Stay and Play, library, 835-3656 • 10:45 a.m., Tom Kastle music performance (reserve lunch by Feb. 11), senior center, 835-5801

Monday, February 18

• 10 a.m. to noon, Teen Volunteer Days (registration required for ages 12-18), library, 835-3656 • 1 p.m., Kids’ movie, library, 8353656 • 5-8 p.m., Faces of Railroading photography exhibit, library, 8363656

Tuesday, February 19

• 10-10:30 a.m., Teetering toddlers storytime, library, 836-3656 • 11 a.m., Bouncing babies story-

time, library, 835-3656 • 6 p.m., Caring for houseplants, library, 836-3656 • 6 p.m., Orchestra recital concert, Prairie View Elementary School, 300 Soden Dr., 835-4200

Wednesday, February 20

• 10 and 10:30 a.m., Family storytime and Stay and Play, library, 835-3656 • 10:30 a.m., Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive presentation, senior center, 835-5801 • 4:30-9 p.m., Little John’s launch party, Charlie’s on Main, 113 S. Main St., 291-2255

Thursday, February 21

• 6 p.m., Houseplant swap (registration required), library, 835-3656 • 6 p.m., Orchestra concert, Brooklyn Elementary School, 204 Division St., 835-4500

Friday, February 22

• 10 and 10:30 a.m., Family storytime and Stay and Play, library, 835-3656 • 7 p.m., “You Can’t Take It With You” play, Oregon High School Per-

Community cable listings Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels: WOW #983 & ORE #984 Phone: 291-0148 • Email: Website: • Facebook: ocamediawi New programs daily at 1 p.m. and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m.

Thursday, Feb 14 WOW: Open Mic @ Firefly: WI Court of Appeals Judge Linda Neubauer, music by Union Bell Band. (Feb 1) ORE: Panther Varsity Boys Basketball vs Watertown LIVE - 6pm & Panther Varsity Girls Basketball vs Ft. Atkinson – LIVE - 7:30pm Friday, Feb 15 WOW: Oregon Library Presents: John Mitchell discussing “Cheeseheads”. (Feb. 9) ORE: Friday Night LIVE: Panther Boys Varsity Basketball vs Stoughton – LIVE - 7pm Saturday, Feb 16 WOW: Community Band (June 26, 2018) ORE: Oregon School Board Meeting (Feb. 11) Sunday, Feb 17 WOW: First Presbyterian Church Service ORE: OMS Madrigal Dinner (Feb. 8)

Monday, Feb 18 WOW: Village Board Meeting –LIVE -5pm ORE: OMS Orchestra @ OMS (Feb 12) Tuesday, Feb 19 WOW: Oregon Library Presents: Documentarian, John Mitchell discussing “Cheeseheads”. (Feb. 9) ORE: Panther Varsity Boys Basketball vs Marshall – LIVE - 7:15pm Wednesday, Feb 20 WOW: Senior Center Presents: Tom Kastele – Romantic Songs of Four Generations (Feb 15) ORE: Panther Varsity Hockey vs Milton (Feb 5) Thursday, Feb 21 WOW: Village Board Meeting (Feb 18) ORE: Panther Varsity Hockey vs Monona Grove (Feb 6)

forming Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-4300

Saturday, February 23

• 9 a.m. to noon, Community party, Oregon Community Bank, 733 N. Main St., 835-3168 • 7 p.m., “You Can’t Take It With You” play, Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-4300

Sunday, February 24

• Noon to 3 p.m., 2019 Shadow Indoor Showcase (tickets cost $7 for ages 10 and up), Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy, 835-4300 • 2 p.m., “You Can’t Take It With You” play, Oregon High School Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-4300

Monday, February 25

• 6:30 p.m., Pajama antics (ages 0-6), library, 836-3656

Tuesday, February 26

• 10-10:30 a.m., Teetering toddlers storytime, library, 836-3656 • 11 a.m., Bouncing babies storytime, library, 835-3656

Senior center Monday, Feb. 18 Cheese Tortellini Bake Bread Stick, Spinach Mandarin Oranges Blueberry Crisp MO – Veggie Tortellini Bake NCS – SF Pudding Tuesday, Feb. 19 Chicken a la King Carrots Corn Salad, Peaches Raspberry Sherbet MO – Soy a la King NCS – SF Ice Cream Wednesday, Feb. 20 BBQ Chicken on the Bone Macaroni and Cheese Collard Greens, Cornbread Melon and Mandarin Oranges Sweet Potato Pie MO – Macaroni and Cheese NCS – SF Cookie Packet Thursday, Feb. 21 My Meal, My Way Lunch at Ziggy’s Smokehouse and Ice Cream Parlor! Friday, Feb. 22 Pot Roast with Gravy Mashed Potatoes Mixed Green Salad Orange Whole Wheat Bread Tapioca Pudding MO – Hummus Wrap NCS – SF Pudding SO - Chef’s Salad *Contains Pork

Monday, Feb. 18 10:30 StrongWomen 10:30 Dominoes 1:30 Bridge 1:45 Balance Class 3:30 Weight Loss Support Tuesday, Feb. 19 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:30 Wii Bowling 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 Parkinson’s Exercise 11:30 Silver Threads 12:30 Sheepshead 12:30 Shopping at Pick-N-Save 5:30 StrongWomen Wednesday, Feb. 20 10:30 Dane County Executive Joe Parisi 1:00 Euchre 4:00 Google Apps Class Thursday, Feb. 21 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:00 Pool Players 9:00 Rubber Stamping 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 StrongWomen 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s 1:00 Card Party 1:00 Living Well with Chronic Conditions 5:30 StrongWomen Friday, Feb. 22 9:00 Gentle Yoga 9:30 Blood Pressure 10:30 Balance Class

Churches All Saints Lutheran Church 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Interim pastor SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. classic service 10:45 a.m. new song service Brooklyn Lutheran Church 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship Community of Life Lutheran Church PO Box 233, Oregon (608) 286-3121, office@ Pastor Jim McCoid SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Education Hour, 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church 201 Church Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor George Kaminski SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship (Nov.-April) 10:30 a.m. Worship (May-Oct.)

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 143 Washington Street, Oregon (608) 835-3554 Pastor Jeffrey Hendrix SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays First Presbyterian Church 408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC), Oregon, WI (608) 835-3082 - fpcoregonwi. org Pastor Kathleen Owens SUNDAY 10 a.m. Service 10:15 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Fellowship 11:15 a.m.  Adult Education Memorial UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008, memorialucc. org Pastor Kristin Gorton SUNDAY 8:15 and 10 a.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ECLA

Central Campus: Raymond Road and Whitney Way SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY - 9 & 10:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship (608) 271-6633 Hillcrest Bible Church

752 E. Netherwood, Oregon Graham Blaikie, Interim Pastor (608) 835-7972, SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. worship at the Hillcrest Campus and 10:15 a.m. worship with Children’s ministries, birth – 4th grade Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church

651 N. Main Street, Oregon Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl (608) 835-5763 SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship People’s United Methodist Church 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Pastor Jason Mahnke

(608) 835-3755,

Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship St. John’s Lutheran Church

625 E. Netherwood, Oregon Pastor Paul Markquart (Lead) (608) 291-4311 SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 8, 10:30 a.m. Worship Vineyard Community Church

Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon Bob Groth, Pastor (608) 513-3435, SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship

Zwingli United Church of Christ – Paoli

At the intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Pastor Rich Pleva, (608) 225-1278 SUNDAY - 9:30 a.m. Family worship

Support groups • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, First Presbyterian Church, every Monday and Friday at 7 p.m. • Relationship & Divorce Support Group, State Bank of Cross Plains, every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. • Navigating Life Elder Support Group, People’s United Methodist Church, 103 N. Alpine Pkwy., every first Monday at 7 p.m.

How to be a better lover “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.” – 1 Peter 3:8-9 NIV To love others, you must first love yourself.This starts with accepting yourself,faults and all, and gently nourishing and taking care of yourself. Our primary responsibility is to take care of ourselves. A person whose mental or physical health is seriously impaired will not be able to care for others,so it is vital that we maximize our own health and well-being.Tending to one’s own happiness is also important, because with a sense of joy in our life,we have something worth giving to others, and indeed, others will be drawn to us. People are naturally drawn to happy healthy people.Besides being happy and healthy, we should strive to have an expansive heart that is filled with loving kindness and compassion for everyone.This can be difficult; many people are admittedly hard to love.But by having an open heart that truly desires to love everyone, your kindness and compassion will be mirrored in others.The frown or scowl of the person in front of you is more easily turned around by a gentle smile than by scowling back at them.This is, after all, the purpose of our lives,to love, and to love without limits. – Christopher Simon

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OASIS: Some students require a more individualized learning approach, different environment Continued from page 1 food home and prepare food at school.” Michelle Porter, OASIS teacher, said while “for whatever reason” the regular school environm e n t d o e s n ’t wo r k f o r some OASIS students, it doesn’t mean they are any less intelligent or capable. Some simply required a m o r e i n d iv i d u a l i z e d approach to learning, she said. Some OASIS students who are interested in specific areas like art, business and marketing, take part in a “hybrid” curriculum that includes high school classes. Students are also exposed to subjects like public relations, web development and other technological fields. “Environment is crucial to positive academic outcomes,” she told the Observer. A group of five students sit around a table in the open space painting as part of an art projects. Other students sit about the area, two by a window chatting over some homework, and one looks up YouTube videos on a computer by the kitchen. One student sits alone inside one of the smaller classrooms with headphones on. Ta l k i n g t o a c o u p l e teachers, senior William Senghore said he feels more inclined to do his work. “Most of the work I do (for OASIS) is actually fun,” he said. “It’s informative and educational.” Senghore said he enjoys discussing various topics with his teachers because in the OASIS space, he feels comfortable doing so. “ We l ove d i s c u s s i n g these things with you too, William,” Porter said to Senghore. Senior Lilian Black said she sees more options media and art-wise. “It helped me a lot socially and academically, since there’s more one-onone time with teachers,” she said. Another senior, Elijah White, said he wants to pursue a career in design,

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From left, Kirstin Simmons, junior, and Eliza Gartley, junior, both OASIS students, work on art projects.

OASIS teachers Michelle Porter and Brian Towns sit down and have a conversation with senior William Senghore. and put those aspirations to connection with the teachthe test when he designed ers and the community,” the current OASIS website White said. logo, which also appears on all program pamphlets. Email Emilie Heidemann at He called his OASIS expe- emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitrience “amazing.” “I’m more productive ter at @HeidemannEmilie. because I have a personal

‘Most of the work I do (for OASIS) is actually fun. It’s informative and educational.’

The Oregon High School OASIS program partnered with the Oregon Area Food Pantry to form a small pantry all their – William Senghore, senior own.

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Jannie Wille, Oregon, pours some coffee for Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Judy Knutson at the pancake breakfast Jan. 27.

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A community breakfast Hundreds turned out to the Oregon Area Senior Center Sunday, Jan. 27 to dine on pancakes and other traditional breakfast foods prepared by the Oregon/ Brooklyn VFW Post 10272.

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Boys swimming

Separated by seconds


Panthers fall shy of D1 state qualifying standard in 200 ‌ MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

After a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay Saturday, Feb. 9, at the WIAA Division 1 Middleton sectional, the Oregon boys swimming team had to play the waiting game. Seniors Collin Braatz and Sam Rohloff, junior Blake Anderson and freshm a n D av i d S t eve n s o n swam a season-best time of 1 minute, 34.33 seconds but were less than three seconds from the state qualifying standard. The final state qualifying spot went to Holmen (1:31.80). “We had our fingers crossed,” coach Justin Sawran said. “The goal at this point in the season is to have everyone swim the best they ever have. We moved up to D1 and the standards are a lot higher.” Sawran said the Panthers had season-best times in each individual event and

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Name: Blake Anderson Grade: Junior Sport: Boys swimming Highlight: Anderson and the Panthers’ 200-yard freestyle relay finished ninth at the WIAA Division 1 Middleton sectional Saturday and missed a state berth by nine seconds. He was also a member of the 200 medley relay team that took ninth and set a season-best time in the 100 butterfly, taking 15th.

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Oregon freshman Blake Pankratz finished 24th in the 200-yard freestyle in a season-best time of 2 minutes, 1.08 seconds.

Honorable mention: Liz Uhl (girls basketball) scored a gamehigh 15 points in a 57-46 win over Milton on Saturday. Adam Franken (boys hockey) scored a pair of goals in a 5-3 win over Monona Grove on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Hartmeyer Ice Arena. Aeryn Olson (girls hockey) scored the Icebergs’ lone goal in a 5-1 loss Saturday against the Wisconsin Valley Union.


Panthers advance four onto Elkhorn Area sectional JEREMY JONES

“I was not entirely happy with the way everyone wrestled,” coach Ned Lease said. “Hopefully, that will charge us up at secOregon travels to Elkhorn tionals. All four have got a shot at at 9:30  a.m. Saturday for qualifying for state” An honorable mention at 182 the WIAA Division 1 sectional pounds, Robbie Ruth (32-4) lost meet. a 6-2 decision to Fort Atkinson sophomore Thomast Witkins in the championship match to qualiSaturday at the Elkhorn sectional. fy for his first sectional meet. Ruth received a first-round Wrestlers need to finish in the top bye and then pinnned Stoughton two at sectionals to reach state.

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Sports editor

Seniors Robbie Ruth and Steele Mellum and freshmen Michael Schliem and John Ruth each finished in the top four Saturday, Feb. 9, at the WIAA Division 1 Oconomowoc regional this weekend. Their finishes will give the Oregon wrestling team four shots to qualify for the WIAA Division 1 individual state tournament

sophomore Rudy Detweiler in 5 minutes, 24 seconds. Mellum (11-3) was expected to be gone for the season after sustaing a knee injury and missing a month-and-a-half of the season. He finished third at regionals at 132. He pinned Watertown junior Tyler Krakow in :36 but lost a 10-3 decision to Stoughton junior Braeden Whitehead. “We wrestled Steele and the JV conference meet and he looked good, so we felt confident in him

wrestling at regionals,” Lease said. “It was good to see him back.” The loss set up a showdown with Oconomowoc junior Jacob Mindiola for second place. Mellum fell in 3:07 and finished third. Freshman Michael Schliem (27-11) finished third at 126 pounds. He defeated Oconomowoc senior Coby Ganser by fall 2:49 in the first round but dropped

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Boys hockey

Snow wipes out Tuesday games

Oregon closes out Badger South conference season with two wins

MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

A snowstorm that dumped six to 10 inches of snow on southern Wisconsin on Tuesday wiped out most of the prep games, including the Oregon boys hockey team’s WIAA regional game at McFarland. The ninth-seeded Panthers hockey team was scheduled to make up the regional semifinal game at McFarland at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The Oregon boys basketball team will play at Monona Grove on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Panthers are scheduled to make up the game against the SIlver Eagles Feb. 19. The Panthers’ next game is at home against Stoughton on Friday. Oregon (10-6 overall, 7-3 conference) is one game behind conference co-leaders Stoughton and Monona Grove (8-2). The Panthers are looking to rebound after two straight Badger South losses.


McFarland Community Ice Arena

Sports editor

Oregon 5, Milton 2

Second place. That’s where the Oregon boys hockey team finished for the third straight year in the Badger South standings after beating Monona Grove last week. The win tied Oregon (11-10-0 overall, 9-3-0 conference) with McFarland. Edgewood won the title at 10-1-0. The Panthers also snuck in a final regular season game on the road Saturday, Feb. 9, against nonconference Fond du Lac before the playoffs and lost by a pair of goals. Oregon opened the WIAA playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the road against McFarland.

Senior defenseman Matt Rusch, senior forward Zak Roskos and sophomore forward Colton Eyers all had second period power-play goals Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a 5-2 win over Milton. Roskos had two goals in the game. Forward Nick Brien added his second goal of the season in the win. Junior goaltender Hunter Newton made 18 saves for Oregon. Milton goaltender Luke Grote stopped 33 shot.

twice, including an empty-net goal against the Silver Eagles. Senior defenseman Hogan Schulz, junior forward Patrick McCormick and Roskos also scored in the win. Newton stopped 34 of 37 shots on goal for the win. Andrew Gilbertson made 31 saves for MG in a losing effort. A tie game, 3-3, through two periods, goals by Roskos and Franken in the third period sealed the deal.

Fond du Lac 7, Oregon 5

Oregon saw its regular season come to a close with a 7-5 road loss at nonOregon 5, Monona Grove 3 conference Fond du Lac. The Panthers and Cardinals comThe Panthers closed out the conference season with a 5-3 win over bined to score nine goals, including Monona Grove on Wednesday inside five by Fond du Lac, which went McFarland, Oregon Hartmeyer Ice Arena. Turn to Boys hockey/Page 12 Freshman Adam Franken scored Tu e s d a y ev e n i n g i n s i d e t h e


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Letter signings

Synchronized skating

Nine student athletes will be play collegiately Several Oregon High collegiate level last week. School student/athletes Destinations included announced their inten- UW-River Falls, UW-Ostions to play sports at the hkosh, UW-Platteville,

UW-Stevens Point, Marian University, three Minnesota schools and one in Iowa.

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Jessica Lorenz (left) announced that she will attend UW-River Falls in the fall, where she will play soccer. Carter Hendrickson will attend UW-Oshkosh, where he plans to run track.

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Rome Corner Intermediate sixth grader Mallory Gerstenkorn helped her Madison Ice Diamond pre-juvenile team win the Midwestern sectionals last weekend.

Madison Ice Diamonds take gold Also announcing that they were going to play collegiately (front, from left) were: Maddy Swartzmiller (St. Thomas, Minn., soccer), Jack Haufle, (Southeastern C.C., West Burlington, IA, baseball) and Brooke McCallum (UW-Stevens Point, softball); (back) Dylan DiMaggio, (Central Lakes C.C., Brainerd, Minn., football) Brandon Schulz, (UW-Platteville, football), Matt Rusch (Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn., baseball) and Kyler Schriever (Marian University, Fond du Lac, baseball).

Rome Corners Intermediate student Mallory Gerstenkorn of Oregon skater helped the Madison Ice Diamonds pre-juvenile synchronized skating team win first place out of 22 team at the Midwestern Sectionals last weekend.

Synchronized skating is a team sport in which eight to 20 skaters perform a program together. It uses the same judging system as singles, pairs and dance and is characterized by teamwork, speed, intricate formations and challenging step

sequences. Madison Ice Diamonds has five teams, including an adult team. Teams are divided by skill level, age and tests passed. The Ice Diamonds include skaters from the Madison area.

Squirt A hockey

Oregon team finishes third in Black River Falls The Oregon Youth Hockey Squirt A team took home third place in the Black River Falls tournament, shutting out McFarland 4-0 in the final round. In other play during the tournament, Oregon beat La Crescent (Minn.) 6-4 and lost to Marshfield 3-1. Goalie Caleb Giese earned a Zero Club award for the shutout. Defensemen Riley Cowan, Tim Grice,

Cam Whyte, and Drew Jochmann also earned Blue Line awards for participating in a shutout game. Offensive contributors for the Panthers included: James Sherven and Drew Jochmann with three goals and an assist each. Ethan Disch (2g, 2a), Barrett Anderson (2g, 1a) and Preston Kromm (1g, 2a).

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Team members (front, from left) are: Caleb Giese; (second row) Hunter Bavery, Drew Jochmann, Barrett Anderson, James Sherven and Cam Whyte; (third row) coach Mike Jochmann, Knudt Lee, Tim Grice, Riley Cowan, Keaton DiMartino, Ethan Disch and Preston Kromm; (fourth row) coach Jens Lee and coach Eric Disch.

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Girls hockey

Icebergs lose on Senior Night to Wisconsin Valley Union co-op JEREMY JONES Sports editor

The Icebergs (7-140 overall, 3-6-0 Badger Conference) girls hockey co-op closed out the 201819 regular season Saturday, Feb. 9, against the Wisconsin Valley Union. Third-seeded Onalaska hosts the Icebergs, who received the sixth seed, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Wis. Valley Union 5, Icebergs 1

A four-goal deficit against the nonconference Wisconsin Valley Union Team Wins Losses Ties Points proved more than the IceThe sixth-seedRock County 7 0 2 16 bergs could handle, droped Icebergs travel to ping the nonconference Cap City 7 0 1 15 third-seeded Onalaska 5-1 loss. Metro Lynx 5 4 1 11 McFarland junior for7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. Viroqua 5 5 0 10 ward Aeryn Olson scored 14 for the WIAA regional the Icebergs’ lone goal 9 Icebergs 3 6 0 6 semifinals. minutes, 8 seconds in to Badger Lightning 0 10 0 0 the third period. The goal cut the WVU lead to 4-1. Alayna Bruneau scored a power-play goal in the another in the third period. Shelby Tryba and Anna Wisconsin Valley Union. first period and assisted on Cadie Ash, Emily Nolan, Ryder added goals for the Junior goaltender Cora

Badger Conference

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Zimmerman stopped 16 of 20 shots on goal and sophomore Abby Seybold made 14 of 15 saves. Wisconsin Valley Union goaltender M a d i s o n Wa g n e r - D u r r made 17 saves on 18 shots.

Girls basketball

Oregon fends off Goslings, runs by Red Hawks MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

The Oregon girls basketball team will enter the WIAA tournament as one of the hottest teams in Division 2, winning nine of its past 11 games. The Panthers (13-8) received a fourth seed in the top half of the Oregon sectional and a first-round regional bye. Oregon will host fifth-seeded DeForest Friday, Feb. 22, in a regional semifinal. “I’m happy we were able to get a bye and be able to host a playoff game,”

c o a c h A d a m Wa m s l e y s a i d . “ I t ’s a n o t h e r b i g opportunity for our program. Going 9-2 in our last 11 games really helped our argument.” The Panthers are coming off a 46-38 win over Watertown on Friday, Feb. 8, and a victory over Milton the next day. The backto-back games proved to be the same as what the Panthers may face in the regional. “To win those games after no practice on Thursday shows this team is focused on the stretch run,” Wamsley said.

Oregon 46, Watertown 38 Junior guard Liz Uhl scored a game-high 15 points to propel the Panthers to a 46-38 win Friday over Watertown. The PanUhl thers outscored the Goslings 25-19 in the second half after leading by only one point at the break. “ We s h o t t h e b a l l

well over the weekend and played really good defense,” Wamsley said. “We mixed in the press on various occasions to catch teams off guard.” Uhl had three steals and two 3-pointers. Junior Schrimpf guard Kaitlyn Schrimpf added 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and had three steals. Senior guard Jenna Statz hit three 3-pointers

What’s next Oregon will host Fort Atkinson at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.

to chip in nine.

Oregon 57, Milton 46 Uhl and Schrimpf provided the offensive spark to lead Oregon to a 57-46 win Saturday over Milton. Oregon jumped out to a 30-19 lead at the half. The

Panthers relied on their press to force turnovers that led to points on the berak. Uhl scored a game-high 15 points and had three steals, and Schrimpf added 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Junior guard Izzie Peterson chipped in nine. “Kaitlyn and Liz have been playing well, not forcing anything and taking what the defense is giving them,” Wamsley said. “They also do a great job finding opportunities for their teammates.”

Panthers get fourth seed, first-round bye for playoffs MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

The way Oregon girls basketball coach Adam Wamsley sees it, there are about six teams that could make a run to win the WIAA Division 2 Oregon sectional and earn a trip to state at the Resch Center in Green Bay March 7-9. “MG has a real shot advancing being the No. 1 seed,” Wamsley said. “It’s a very tough half-sectional,

full of good teams.” The Panthers (13-8) received a fourth seed in the top half of the WIAA Division 2 Oregon sectional and got a first-round bye. The Panthers will host fifth-seeded DeForest (147) in a regional semifinal game Friday, Feb. 22. “In a perfect situation, I was thinking of us as the 3 seed and Stoughton as the 4,” Wamsley said. “I’m surprised where Stoughton landed. It’s unfortunate that head-to-head wins

and strength of schedules weren’t taken higher in consideration.” Monona Grove (182), ranked second in the Division 2 Coaches’ state poll, received the top seed followed by Monroe as the second seed. Stoughton, which finished third in the Badger South, got the sixth seed. DeForest finished third in the Badger North Conference behind Reedsburg (9-3) and conference

champion and two-time defending Division 2 state champion Beaver Dam. The Norskies lost twice this season to Reedsburg, a team the Panthers knocked off earlier this season. Aleah Grundahl leads the Norskies with 16.2 points per game. “DeForest will be a big challenge for us,” Wamsley said. “They have size and many scoring threats.” Oregon has several scoring options, led by junior guard Liz Uhl, who

i s ave r a g i n g 1 4 . 9 p p g and junior guard Kaitlyn Schrimpf (11 ppg). The Panthers rely on a press defense and excel pushing the ball and scoring on the break. Oregonalso feature one of the top 3-point shooters in the state in senior guard Jenna Statz, who is shooting 36.5 percent from behind the arc (35 of 96). If the Panthers are going to make a sectional run, they will likely have to upset top-seeded Monona

Grove in a regional championship game Saturday, Feb. 23. McKenna Warnock, a University of Iowa commit, leads the Silver Eagles with 29.9 ppg and 12.9 rebounds per game. The only losses for Monona Grove this season have come to Stoughton and Monroe.

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Hefty lighting it up

Whalers defender and Oregon High School graduate Luke Hefty takes a hard shot at goal during Friday’s game against the Thunderbolts. Hefty would go on to score the Whalers’ sixth goal a few minutes later in their 9-3 win over Evansville. Hefty is second on the team with 36 assists. He also has eight goals. The Whalers are now 20-17-0-0 and sit in fifth place in the Central Divison of the NA3HL. The Whalers are at Marathon Park on Feb. 15-16 but return home Feb. 21 for a home game against the Wausau RiverWolves and Feb. 22-23 against the Granite City Lumberjacks.



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Badger South Team Edgewood McFarland Oregon Monona Grove Stoughton Monroe MIlton

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Boys hockey: Playoffs snowed out on Tuesday ahead 7-5 in the second period. Eyers scored an evenstrength and power-play goal Saturday in the second period for Oregon. Roskos had two goals, scoring once in each of the first two periods. Junior forward Matthew Strassman also scored for Oregon. Carson Carlson scored a power-play, short-handed and even-strength goal for Fond du Lac in the second

period. He also added two assists. Linemate Max Erstad, who scored twice in the first period, completed his hat trick with the go-ahead goal in the second period. Erstad finished with three goals, including two evenstrength and a short-handed goal. He also had an assist. Colton Dailey stopped all six shots on goal he faced in the third period. Newton turned away 15 of 22 to start the game. Fond du Lac’s Garret Getz made 38 saves.

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Senior Robbie Ruth works against Stoughton sophomore Rudy Detweiler on Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 Oconomowoc sectional. Ruth finished second at 182 pounds.

Wrestling: Robbie Ruth leads Panthers into Elkhorn Continued from page 9 an 8-3 decision to Stoughton senior Freeman Detweiler in the semifinals. Schliem pinned Sun Prairie junior Richard Quintana in 2:23 in the consolation round. “Robbie and Steele are tuned in and ready to go and Michael is wrestling well and the right time,” Lease Freshman John Ruth (1721) pinned Oconomowoc freshman Jonah Brandenstein in 1:45 but was pinned in :13 by the state’s topranked wrestler, Stoughton’s Hunter Lewis, at 138 in :13. Ruth fell to Sun Prairie junior Jack Desens in 2:42 but rebounded to beat Brandenstein in the fourth-place match. He’ll have the top two ranked guys in the state at his weight at sectionals. Junior Nathan Hall (26-5) lost his fourth-place match to Watertown senior Miguel Hernandez and will not be wrestling at sectionals. Hall lost a 13-0 major

Regional champions 106: Nicolar Rivera, fr., Stoughton def. Evan Rettkowski, fr., MG/McFarland by fall :12 113: Alex Wicks, so., Stoughton def. Sawyer Brandenburg, jr., Fort Atkinson by fall 3:41 120: Dante Steinmetz, sr., def. Walker Wichman, fr., Watertown by fall 1:52 126: Edward Wilkowski, jr., Watertown def. Freeman Detweiler, sr., Stoughton by major decision 17-3 132: Braeden Whitehead, jr., Stoughton def. Steele Mellum, sr., Oregon by 10-3 decision 138: Hunter Lewis, sr., Stoughton def. Tristin Trevino, jr., Fort Atkinson by fall 1:42 145: Luke Mechler, so., Stoughton def. Kyle Smith, sr., La Follette by decision 13-6

decision to Oconomowoc senior Alex Schmidt in the first round. He then won a 4-2 decision in the consolation round against Monona Grove/McFarland junior

152: Gavin Model, jr., Stoughton def. Keagan Lazar, sr., Oconomowoc by decision 7-3 160: Cade Spilde, sr., Stoughton def. Kasey Logan, so., Watertown by fall 3:41 170: Brandt Spilde, jr., Stoughton def. Louis Jones, sr., Fort Atkinson by fall 3:35 182: Thomas Witkins, so., Fort Atkinson def. Robbie Ruth, sr., Oregon by decision 6-2 195: Brooks Empey, so., Stoughton def. Lex Schmidt, sr., Oconomowoc by fall 2:55 220: Matt Brewster, sr., Wartertown def. Theo Ringold, sr., Oconomowoc by decision 4-2 285: Alex Nachtigall, sr., Watertown def. Tony Hohol, jr., Stoughton by sudden victory 4-2

Connor Fraiser. Oregon finished last at regionals with 67 points out of the eight teams. The Panthers were four-and-a-half points behind Madison La

Follette. Top-ranked Stoughton, ranked 45th nationally, won the meet with 318 points. Watertown was second with 192.5.

Swimming: Boys swim well in final meet of season Continued from page 9 each relay. “There are a couple guys who maybe had higher hopes, but they still swam a best time,” Sawran said. “I told them that’s all you can ask for at this time.” The same quartet that swam the 200 free relay finished ninth in the 200 medley relay (1:45.82). It was about four seconds away from the state qualifying standard. The final state berth went to Waukesha West/Mukwonago (1:41.65). Oregon finished 10th in


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the 13-team sectional with 60 points. Defending state champion Madison West, ranked No. 1 in the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association state poll, clipped third-ranked Middleton for the sectional team title 384-383.5. Verona Area/Mount Horeb took third (301). Stevenson placed 14th in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.5) and 15th in the 200 individual medley (2:09.93). Braatz finished 14th in the 50 free (23.23) and 15th in the 100 free (51.24). Rohloff added a 17th-place finish in the 50 free

(24.32). Anderson finished 15th in the 100 butterfly (58.01) and 15th in the 100 backstroke (1:01.33). “He finally broke 1 minute in his 100 fly, which was a goal of ours,” Sawran said. “That’s a lot better than we were expecting.” Blake Pankratz took 19th in the 500 free (5:23.56) and placed 24th in the 200 free (2:01.08). Junior Nathan

Sorenson placed 22nd in the 500 free (5:47.94) and 26th in the 200 free (2:11.30). “Blake and Nathan dropped way more time than we expected,” Sawran said. “They each dropped six seconds in the 200 free. Nathan dropped 20 seconds from last week and Blake dropped 17 seconds from last week in the 500 free.”




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Sophomore Forest Garty compoetes during the 10-yard freestyle Saturday at the Middleton sectional. He posted a time of season-best time of 59.5 seconds.

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Weather: Everyone loves the first snow day, but more get ‘painful,’ Busler said Continued from page 1 The state requires at least 1,137 hours of instruction for grades 7 through 12, and at least 1,050 for grades 1 through 6. With “four to five weeks of strong winter remaining,” Busler said it’s possible more canceled days are possible. “(This is) the painful part,” he said. “Everyone loves the first snow day, but no one likes snow day five, six or seven, because it impacts having us having to make up those days.” The district does have

some options, Busler said, including changing a staff professional development day on April 23 to an instructional day, or adding minutes to remaining days. He said he’s putting together an administrative team to “work on the various options,” though “the challenging part is to know how many snow days we will have.” “When you’re making up a full day, that’s a significant number of minutes (to add),” he said. One option not on the table is holding classes on a Saturday, something Busler said “no parents or staff

members have ever raised as a good option.” “I wish I was giving everyone better news,” he said. “Everyone likes to know when the end of the school year is, but with this crazy winter weather we’ve had, it’s tough to do. “I would be delighted if we were able to make it to spring break (March 25-29) without another snow day, but given this winter, I think it’s unlikely.”

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The voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote, and fill in the next to the write-in line. When using an electronic ballot marking device (“Automark” or ExpressVote,”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or use the keypad to select the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a writein vote. After Marking the Ballot After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. The voter shall insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly. A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

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OSD in brief State budget With former state schools superintendent Tony Evers now governor, there has been some hope among area administrators that the state will increase public schools funding. The picture will begin to clear up next month with the release of the state’s 2019-20 biennial budget. Oregon School District superintendent Brian Busler said the tentative release date is March 5.

2019-20 staffing Busler told board members to expect a first draft of the 2019-20 staffing report at their March 11 meeting. He said the report would come back to the board on April 8 for approval.

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The following is a sample of the official ballot. Village President Brit Springer Jim Bakken Kyle Smith ___________________________ Linda Kuhlman, Village of Brooklyn Clerk Posted: February 19, 2019 Published: February 14, 2019 WNAXLP *** TOWN OF OREGON PLAN COMMISSION AGENDA TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 6:30 PM OREGON TOWN HALL 1138 UNION ROAD OREGON, WI 53575 1. Open Public Hearing: a. Land Rezone and CUP Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2019-11402 & DCPCUP-2019-02455. Parcel # 0509-334-88100 & 0509-334-9040-0; 5610 Alpine Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. The request is to rezone 8.5 acres from RH-3 acres to A-2(8). The CUP request is to allow agricultural entertainment activities occurring 10 days or more per year. Owner is Cathy Leverenz, 4330 Melody Lane #3, Madison, WI 53704 and Gary Leverenz, 4814 Felland Road, Madison, WI 53718. Applicant is Brandon Leverenz, 5610 Alpine Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. b. Land Rezone and CUP Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11344 & DCPCUP-2019-02458. Parcel #0509-172-80009 & 0509-172-8500-4; 5995 County Highway D, Oregon, WI 53575. The request is to rezone 5.115 acres from A-1Ex to LC-1. The CUP request is to allow storage of more than 12 total vehicles and pieces of construction equipment and outdoor storage for a landscape business. Owner is Greenscapes LLC, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. Applicant is Jake Fleming, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. c. CUP Request. Petition # DCPCUP-2019-02459. Parcel # 0509-211-68098; 718 Hillcrest Lane, Oregon, WI 53575. The CUP request is to allow sanitary fixtures in an accessory building. Owner/applicant is Jeff Olson, 718 Hillcrest Lane, Oregon, WI 53575. 2. Close Public Hearing. 3. Call Plan Commission meeting to order. 4. Roll Call. 5. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board. a. Land Rezone and CUP Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2019-11402 & DCPCUP-2019-02455. Parcel # 0509-334-88100 & 0509-334-9040-0; 5610 Alpine Road, Brooklyn, WI 53521. b. Land Rezone and CUP Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11344 & DCPCUP-2019-02458. Parcel #0509-172-80009 & 0509-172-8500-4; 5995 County Highway D, Oregon, WI 53575. c. CUP Request. Petition # DCPCUP-2019-02459. Parcel # 0509-211-68098; 718 Hillcrest Lane, Oregon, WI 53575. 6. Approval of minutes. 7. Public Comments. 8. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board re: Draft Zoning Map for Dane County Comprehensive Revision. 9. Communications. 10. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Posted: February 8, 2019 Published: February 14, 2019 WNAXLP *** SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID SOUTH STANDPIPE REPAINT CONTRACT 1 2019 VILLAGE OF OREGON, WISCONSIN Sealed Bids for the construction of the South Standpipe Repaint will be received by the Village of Oregon, at Village Hall, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, WI 53575 until 2 P.M., local time, on February 28, 2019, at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes surface preparation and painting of a 400,000 gallon steel standpipe. Surface preparation and painting includes interior wet, exterior roof, and valve vault piping. Minor repairs include welding and installing a new failsafe vent. Complete digital Project Bidding Documents are available at www.strand. com or at Download the digital Bidding Documents for $30 by inputting Quest project number 6107066 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at (952) 233 1632 or for assistance with free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information.

Bidding Documents may be reviewed and paper copies may be obtained from the Issuing Office which is Strand Associates, Inc.®, 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be required (shipping and handling fees included). Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents will not be provided. All Bidders submitting a sealed Bid shall obtain the Bidding Documents from or from Strand Associates, Inc.® Bidders who submit a Bid must be a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on the Plan Holders List may be returned as not being responsive. Plan Holders are requested to provide an e mail address if they wish to receive addenda and other information electronically. Plan Holders are requested to designate whether they are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier if they want this information posted on the project Plan Holders List. The Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to OWNER in an amount of 5% of the Bidder’s maximum Bid price. The Village of Oregon reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Bid which it deems advantageous. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 85 days after the time set for receiving Bids. Contract award shall be made based on the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder. Prospective Bidders are required to complete and submit a prequalification questionnaire with supporting documents to OWNER (see Instructions to Bidders). Prequalification forms will be provided with Bidding Document sets. Completed forms are to be submitted no later than 2 P.M., local time, on February 21, 2019. The Strand Associates, Inc.® project manager is Ryan Wood, P.E. and can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.®, 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715, (608) 251 4843 regarding the project. Published by the authority of the Village of Oregon Peggy Haag, Village Clerk Dated at Village of Oregon, Wisconsin Publisahed: February 7 and 14, 2019 WNAXLP *** MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD ON JANUARY 23, 2019 The special meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by Board President Steve Zach at 7:02 AM on January 23, 2019, in the District Meeting Room in Netherwood Knoll Elementary in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following Board members were present: Ms. Barb Feeney, Ms. Courtney Odorico, Mr. Troy Pankratz, Mr. Dan Krause, Mr. Tim Lebruan and Mr. Steve Zach. The following board members were absent: Ms. Krista Flanagan. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler and Mr. Andy Weiland. Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Mr. Zach. Ms. Feeney moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting as posted. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote 6-0. A. ACTION ITEMS: 1. Mr. Krause moved and Mr. LeBrun seconded the motion to approve the Resolution Awarding the sale of $44,900,000 General Obligation School Building and Improvement Bonds, Series 2019 (Green Bonds). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Krause, Mr. LeBrun, Ms. Feeney, Ms. Odorico, Mr. Pankratz and Mr. Zach. Motion passed 6-0. Mr. Krause moved and Mr. Pankratz seconded the motion to go into closed Executive Session under Wis. Stat. s. 19.85(1)(e)(g). In a roll call vote, the following members voted yes: Mr. Krause, Mr. Pankratz, Ms. Feeney, Ms. Odorico, Mr. LeBrun and Mr. Zach. Motion passed 6-0. B. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 1. Discussion of negotiations for the purchase of land for school use, Wis. Stat. sec 19.85(1)(e)(g): Discussion Held C. ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Feeney moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 AM. Krista Flanagan, Clerk Oregon School District Published: February 14, 2019 WNAXLP *** MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF THE OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT HELD ON JANUARY 28, 2019 The regular meeting of the School Board of the Oregon School District was called to order by Board President Steve Zach at 6:30 PM on January 28, 2019, in the OSD Innovation Center at the Oregon High School in the Village of Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin. Upon roll call, the following Board members were

present: Ms. Barb Feeney, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Troy Pankratz, Mr. Tim LeBrun and Mr. Zach. The following Board members were absent: Ms. Courtney Odorico. Ms. Bekken Pearson, Student Representative was present. Administrators present: Dr. Brian Busler, Mr. Andy Weiland, Dr. Leslie Bergstrom, Ms. Jina Jonen, Ms. Candace Weidensee, Mr. Jon Tanner, Ms. Kerri Modjeski, Ms. Dawn Goltz, Mr. Mike Carr, Mr. Jim Pliner, Ms. Erika Mundinger, and Ms. Katie Heitz. Proof in the form of a certificate by the Oregon Observer of communications and public notice given to the public and the Oregon Observer and a certificate of posting as required by Section 19.84 Wisconsin Statutes as to the holding of this meeting was presented by Mr. Zach. Ms. Flanagan moved and Mr. Krause seconded the motion to proceed with the meeting as posted. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote 6-0. A. CONSENT CALENDAR: Mr. Pankratz moved and Ms. Feeney seconded the motion to approve the following items on the on the Consent Calendar. 1. Approval of Minutes - January 14, 2019; January 10, 2019 Closed Session; 2. Approve payments in the amount of $3,471,316.73 3. Treasurer’s Reports ending December 31, 2018 4. Staff Resignations/Retirements Marcy Olson, 1.0 BKE World Language Teacher 5. Staffing Assignments - None 6. Field Trip Requests - None 7. Acceptance of Donations: ? Olin Oil Company (ExxonMobil) in the amount of $500.00 for Brooklyn Elementary Math and Science Needs. The Motion passed by unanimous voice with Mr. Krause abstaining from voting on the January 14, 2019 minutes. B. COMMUNICATION FROM PUBLIC: None C. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. OEA Report - None 2. Student Representative Report - Ms. Pearson introduced herself to the Board as our new student representative. She shared that she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in athletics and she is hoping to attend college at Belmont in Nashville next year. D. ACTION ITEMS: 1. Open Enrollment Spaces - Mr. Krause moved and Mr. Pankratz seconded the motion to approve the number of spaces available for open enrollment based on the data contained in Table 1 and the special education information that was presented by Dr. Busler. In a roll call vote, the following Board members voted yes: Mr. Krause, Mr. Pankratz, Ms. Feeney, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. LeBrun and Mr. Zach. Motion passed 6-0. 2. 2018-19 Transportation Conditions of Payment (Transportation Contracts) - Ms. Flanagan moved and Mr. LeBrun seconded the motion to approve the 2018-19 Transportation Conditions of Payment as presented by Mr. Weiland. In a roll call vote, the following Board members voted yes: Ms. Flanagan, Mr. LeBrun, Ms. Feeney, Mr. Pankratz, Mr. Krause and Mr. Zach. Motion passed 6-0. E. DISCUSSION ITEMS: 1. Committee Reports: a. Policy - None b. Vision Steering - None 2. Mental Health Report: Dr. Bergstrom and Ms. Weidensee presented a report sharing the research data, and programs and learning initiatives across the District to assist students and their families. Board members asked questions of Dr. Bergstrom and Ms. Weidensee. F. INFORMATION ITEMS: 1. Report on WASB Convention: Board members reported on sessions that they attended at the WASB Convention this past week in Milwaukee. 2. Superintendent’s Report: Dr. Busler reported on the WASB Convention and the sessions that he attended, including a discussion that he held with the Sheboygan School District and their Mod Scheduling at Sheboygan South High School. He indicated that he will be attending the WASB Day at the Capitol on March 13th, and invited Board members to attend as well. Dr. Busler shared that the sale of the bonds happened this past week and the winning bid came in at a 3.3% interest rate cost, which yields a savings of $4.2 million based on the projections provided in October, 2018. Dr. Busler further shared the he attended the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Night this past weekend, and it was very well attended with over 160 people. Lastly, Dr. Busler mentioned the weather days and potential for closing schools due to the inclement weather. He indicated that the District collaborates with the bus contractors as well as other Dane County school districts in making the school closing decision. G. CLOSING: 1. Future Agenda: The February 11, 2019 Agenda was discussed. 2. Check Out: Board members had an opportunity to give updates. H. ADJOURNMENT: Ms. Feeney moved and Mr. LeBrun seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed by unanimous voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8.05p.m. Krista Flanagan, Clerk Oregon School District Published: February 14, 2019 WNAXLP ***


February 14, 2019

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2019 Brooklyn president questionnaires Jim Bakken The Oregon Observer sent candidate questionnaires to each of the candidates vying for a two-year term as the next Village of Brooklyn president. There will be a primary election Tuesday, Feb. 19, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the April 2 general election. The candidates for the seat are Jim Bakken, Brit Springer and Kyle Smith. Smith did not return the questionnaire. Candidates were asked to limit their answers to 50 words. They were also allowed to skip two questions.

Brit Springer Age: 38 Family: Married with kids O r i g i n a l l y f ro m : Aurora, Colo. Lived in Brooklyn since: Late 2011 Education: BA in Computer Imaging Occupation: Graphic Design Employer/job title: Springer Multimedia Designer Political experience: Ran in 2015 for trustee (lost). Ran as Write-in Trustee in 2017 (won). Village Trustee 2017-2019 Other notable affiliations: Member of the Brooklyn Area Chamber of Commerce, Currently Vice-President. Serve on Recreation Committee, EDC Committee and others.

President? I’m very involved in Brooklyn, attending most events, slowly joining local groups and volunteer opportunities to get to know Brooklyn inside and out since 2011. I have learned so much and I honestly enjoy Brooklyn as a whole. I’m pretty level-headed and do research all sides when presented with an issue and I just feel I got so much more to contribute to our wonderful community since I’m here in the village 99 percent of the time. What are the most important issues facing the village in the next three years? There are two pressing issues: first up is phosphorus project, as this is new regulations in the past few years that is forcing us to have to spend money. I am advocating as much as I can to keep costs from going up too Essay questions high on our residents as their sewer Why are you running for Village bill will have to go up. Secondly, the Brooklyn Business Complex, getting

it sold out before the last extension for the deadline is reached. What’s the best part of living in Brooklyn? The community and all the residents that I have met, chatted with and are friends. Everyone is nice and helpful – I’d like to continue that as a president, and get out and chat with all the residents no matter their concerns, compliments and general chatter – I just want them to know that I would make myself available What is your vision for the industrial park? My goal (regardless if I win) is to see this park develop into a wonderful business complex. Get all the current lots sold and work/build a relationship with all our local businesses to help retain them (not just the business complex companies). I’ve been involved with this project since right before the land for Phase One was purchased.

Family: Wife and expecting Originally from: Oregon Lived in Brooklyn since: 2016 Educat i o n : B BA Bakken – Operations and Supply Chain Management Occupation: Project Manager and Sub/Independent Contractor

Essay questions Why are you running for Village President? I’m running to better the community my family and friends live in, and to help develop economic growth by bringing logic and an open mind to the board. Politics should not be solely about a party affiliation, but who has the best ideas and interests. What are the most important issues facing the village in the next three years? I believe there are several issues that the village already faces and will only continue: rebuilding roads,

Industrial park, Rising water and sewer costs, and a diminishing downtown. These problems have only led to many disgruntled residents and forcing them to move out of Brooklyn. What’s the best part of living in Brooklyn? The best part of living in Brooklyn is having the small-town feel and getting away from the ‘big city’ at the end of the day. In a survey, residents favored 24-hour police coverage. Is this realistic? 24-hour police coverage is not only realistic but necessary for everyone’s safety. I’m not saying Brooklyn isn’t safe but Police are often the first to respond to an accident or fire/EMS call, and in some cases it could be a matter of life or death. What is your vision for the industrial park? I have a couple visions for the industrial park, but before I go into further detail and down one road, I am studying the local and surrounding markets. Plus, I want to keep those in mind who it effects directly (the homeowners that back up directly to the industrial park).

Academic Achievements Academic Achievements run as space is available, and this list of honorees and graduates is not complete. Due to the increased number of submissions after spring and fall graduation times, there is often a backlog in the following months. Because of a processing error, the Observer has been delayed in running them since mid-2017, which has added to the backlog as we catch up on these honors. Note: If you have a non-Oregon address, but your child attended school in the Oregon School District, please email for consideration.

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