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It’s looking like voters in the Oregon School District will have an extra question to decide on their ballots Nov. 6. In its effort to solve predicted overcrowding, the district is expected to go to referendum this fall to ask taxpayer funding for a new school and renovations to several others. Oregon school board members all indicated agreement on both the referendum decision and the timing at Monday night’s board meeting, though they did not take a vote. Now, it’s just a matter of which option the board

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Before the Oregon High School orchestras took the stage on Monday, May 14, the school put on its first-ever “Musicircus,” which featured more than 40 student performances all happening simultaneously. OHS orchestra teacher Laura Burns said the Musicircus was “something students really grabbed on to,” even opting to work on extra pieces on top of everything else they have on their plates. “What better way to showcase all the interesting things that students are doing?” Burns asked. A Musicircus is a musical performance in which many pieces of music are played by different players in the

Inside See more photos from Musicircus Page 7 same space all at once. It was the brainchild of experimental composer John Cage and was first performed in 1967, according to the program. Visitors who walked through the main doors at OHS on Monday night were given a map to different performance spots and could stroll down the main thoroughfare and take in all sorts of different musical offerings. There was a gypsy duo in a

makeshift tent playing cello and bass, a quartet called “Beach Babes” that sometimes featured a homemade – and home-named – instrument called a “guilalo,” and a lone violinist playing Bach while dressed as Princess Leia. “Sam Nathan Nathan Sam” played Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and was comprised entirely of people named Sam or Nathan. Burns said she was happy to see the students take to the project so willingly, and even though she has other ideas in the works, thinks the Musicircus will find its way into the rotation, maybe in another four years when a fresh crop of students has cycled through. Contact Alexander Cramer at​

chooses to appear on the ballot; a decision is likely coming at a special board meeting on Tuesday, May 29. The options are basically the same, with different timing — one calls for building a new school and converting five others for the 2020-21 school year, building a second school for 2024-25, while the other would build a new school for 2020-21 and build a second one and convert five

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Library Board unanimous in choice for next director ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

The Oregon Library Board has offered Jennifer Endres Way the position of library director, and the two sides were negotiating details of the proposed contract this week. The board selected her unanimously as their top candidate at their Jennifer Endres meeting May 9, and Way board president Brian Busler told the Observer on Monday night the board set a special meeting for Wednesday, May 16, to consider a contract with changes Way requested.

Way’s original starting date was projected to be June 4, but Busler estimates it will be mid-June before the next director takes the helm. Busler told the Observer the board is not rushing the process. Way has been the director in Prairie du Sac for more than 13 years, and Busler said it makes sense to make this change in a methodical, thought-out manner. Mary Davidson is the interim director of the Oregon Public Library, and Busler said the board has long planned to have a 30-day overlap period to get the new director up to speed. Davidson will then return to her role as technical services supervisor, which Busler said is akin to assistant director.

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Hotel developer, officials celebrate construction BILL LIVICK Unified Newspaper Group

Although workers have been clearing the site and m ov i n g d i r t f o r s eve ral weeks, the Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a new hotel that’s being built on Park Street near the Hwys. 14/138 interchange. About 30 people gathered under a tent at the construction site to avoid a steady rain as Village President Steve Staton, hotel manager Paul Harms and others spoke about the importance of a new hotel in Oregon. Staton said the three-story, 66-room Sleep Inn and

Sleep Inn and Suites Hotel Location: 1120 Park Street Size: Three floors, 66 rooms Value: $4.5 million Financial assistance: $800,000 pay-as-you-go village TIF Management: Paul Harms, with S&L Hospitality Owner: Oregon Hotel LLC, Adam Coyle principal Suites Hotel will “have a significant impact on the ability of things like the ice arena and the soccer association to host events.” People attending those events will be able to stay in town, which will “drive economic development as people use our restaurants and other businesses,” he said.

“The other big benefit is the room tax the hotel will generate for the Chamber of Commerce,” Staton added. “They’ll be able expand what they do and raise our profile as a village.” The hotel will be built on a 1.55-acre site at 1120 Park St., the corner of Park Street and Rosewood Avenue.

E r i c L u n d , ow n e r o f Verona-based S&L Hospitality, that company that will manage the hotel, said Oregon “is long overdue for a hotel given the number of local businesses, wedding venues and nearby sports complexes that host tournaments throughout the year.” He announced that Oregon native Paul Harms will manage the hotel’s dayto-day operations. Harms has extensive hotel management experience and said returning to his hometown to run the village’s first hotel in recent history “means a lot to me.” “We’re really excited about it, and we’re looking to hire about 25 people,” Harms said. “So we’ll be reaching out to the high school and others to help us find some strong employees.” Harms is the son of former village Trustee Phil

Harms. “He’ll do a nice job,” Staton told the Observer. “Paul will be a great fit for the hotel and for Oregon.” The hotel will be owned by Oregon Hotel LLC, with Adam Coyle as the principal member. He’s appeared before the Village Board several times, going as far back as 2012 when he considered constructing an apartment building on his family’s property, where the new hotel is being built. Coyle signed a development agreement with the village in December and will receive $800,000 in village tax-increment financing for the project. The assistance has been structured as a “pay-asyou-go TIF,” which means a portion of the property taxes the hotel pays each year will be reimbursed until the financial assistance is met. The arrangement precludes

a financial risk for the village. Coyle told the Observer that bad weather had slowed the start of construction and “pushed our anticipated opening back” to late 2018. He had hopes of opening in October. He said with Oregon “kind of going more highe n d ,” h e ’s d e c i d e d t o “add little things” like an indoor-outdoor hot tub and bigger TVs in rooms to “try to impress the community and generate a buzz.” Once built, the $4.5 million hotel will feature over 500 feet of meeting and birthday event space, a large indoor pool with the indoor/ outdoor swim-through hot tub and a 24-hour business center and fitness center. Contact Bill Livick at bill.

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A request from the group raising money to build Oregon’s first splash pad prompted a discussion of the village’s sign ordinance Thursday. The Planning Commission, village staff and Optimist Club secretary Margaret Straub discussed the 2016 sign ordinance at the commission’s meeting, with Straub suggesting a change that would allow the Optimist Club to use the thermometer fundraising sign they already ordered and have up. Village director of public

Planning in brief Autumn Ridge supported The Planning Commission supported a new housing development that would bring 37 homes to the village’s south side. Autumn Ridge, formerly known as Ridgeview,

Straub said the group is planning to construct the splash pad next year. While staff explained they could write up an amendment and get a public hearing scheduled for a change to the ordinance, it would likely take a few months and would allow any building zoned institutional to have a second monument sign. “The danger of allowing another sign is it could be used for any kind of purpose,” said village planner Mike Slavney. “We’ve been really careful not to allow the proliferation of signs.” Commissioners ultimately suggested Straub ask the Oregon School District, which owns the pool land, if it could attach the sign to the side of the building, which would be a permitted use.

“There are, in fact, opportunities within our existing ordinance that meet these objectives on all of the properties we’re talking about,” said village attorney Matt Dregne. “The concern is you have a sign that you want to use in a certain way.” S t r a u b ex p l a i n e d t h e Optimists wanted the sign to be up as summer approaches and downtown traffic increases, especially with events like Summer Fest, but said she would approach the district about attaching the sign. “We’ve got just a lot of activity in downtown Oregon where people would be able to see our thermometer,” she said.

got a recommendation of approval for its final plat a month after some neighbors expressed concerns about stormwater management, and village officials asked the developer to plan for a mailbox cluster now required by the U.S. Postal Service.

It includes a plan to extend the eastern end of Foxfield Road to a new intersection on Hwy. MM and the southern end of Liliana Terrace to meet the extended Foxfield Road. Village director of public works Jeff Rau said they were “nicely down

the road from where we were a month ago” with the developer’s changes, and the neighbors who spoke a month ago indicated they were comfortable with the new stormwater plan.

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works Jeff Rau had told Straub recently that the sign violated the ordinance, though he and the village had not “issued anything against it.” The sign is in violation of the ordinance in its current location because it is a second monument sign on the Oregon Pool property, which has a maximum of one given its zoning. Straub suggested a change that would allow nonprofits to have a sign up for up to 365 days, but village staff explained that any change had to be “content-neutral” based on the U.S. Supreme Court decision that helped outline the ordinance originally. “Where we run into a problem is anytime we start talking about content,” Rau said. “Even if you use, ‘a nonprofit,’ you’re implying content of that sign.”

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Don’t let dogs deface our monument I am a member of the Oregon/ Brooklyn VFW 10272, and I help maintain the Oregon World War I monument grounds. This past weekend, I was mowing the lawn and ran across dog waste on the memorial grounds. I feel this is very disrespectful to our past veterans and

all veterans. The memorial is maintained by and dedicated to veterans and is not a dog run. There should not be pets on that property. Oscar Larson Town of Oregon

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Find your passion, then make our community better I love to make a difference in the community. When I look back at finished projects that I have dedicated so much time to making them successful, they put a smile on my face. Watching kids and families come together to enjoy the new facilities and parks, knowing that I have helped make a positive impact on the Oregon Community is what I am passionate about. Everyone has a passion in life, and we all should find it and pursue it. A huge part of finding Knutson one’s passion is sharing that desire with others in a most contagious manner. If you don’t know what your passion is yet, think about when you have felt the happiest, think about what you’ve always dreamed of doing. For me, that’s thinking about how wonderful Oregon already is and what I and others could do to make it an even better place to live and help others. Wonderful things are going on in the village these days. So many people are working together, sharing their passions, volunteering and donating to make these things happen. We can always use more help. The past couple years, Randy Glysch led the way with the downtown pump house project. Volunteers put in many hours of labor and money. He followed it with the lighted water tower (Tin Man) that shines over Oregon at night. You can’t miss this wonderful site. Then along came the idea of the food pantry, also headed by Glysch, as head of Oregon

Community Resource Network. The money was raised by donations, fundraising, volunteering and in kind donations. Wow, it is a reality. The community has always been generous keeping the food pantry full. Now, the food pantry is expanding its hours. This year, the Oregon Youth Center is under way (also headed by the OCRN), and we are ready to break ground this summer. Another great project is the splash pad. The Oregon-Brooklyn Optimist Club is raising money for it and is close to meeting its goal. Located by the Oregon Pool, it will have some great features. As a guest enters, he or she will be provided with a historical journey of the area starting in the 1800s. Water features will include horses, trains, rocks, etc. Area sports clubs and the community are also raising money to make Jaycee Park West construction happen. Jaycee West Park will have four ball diamonds and nine playing fields with parking. This was just approved by the village. These new parks will keep kids playing the sport they would like. Research shows that active kids are happier and healthier kids. The plan allows our sports organizations to practice in town, alleviating a transportation burden that keeps some of our kids from participating, and will also bring business to the community. If you know anybody who would like to volunteer or donate money to the cause, contact Jamie Bush at Jamie@ The village will have an account to deposit these funds until the money is raised. Donations can be made to the

Jaycee Park West Renovation Project – Village of Oregon. The village is working on a plan for a new library, a new senior center and a new village hall. If we all pitch in and help raise funds to support these projects it will help avoid raising property taxes. All projects should be done this way to keep taxes down so our seniors, families, businesses and members of the community can live comfortably. We want many families to call Oregon home, so we need to work together in order to help keep the taxes down. If you don’t have the money, you might have skills that could be used to help or time to devote. It takes time, energy, resources and all of us working together to make the Oregon community great. Like most of us, when I work to accomplish something, I make sure to take care of it. Each of these local projects changes my life. It makes me feel happiness and balance in life, which is good for the community and good for me. At the beginning of each year I look at what I would like to accomplish for the community, my family, and myself. I set goals and make them happen. So consider what your passion is, what you would consider worthy of your support. Think about where your interests lie and how you can help out, be it with time, money or expertise. Let’s all get together as a community and make these projects happen.

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Referendum: Options differ on timing, board ‘almost near’ deciding on which question existing schools for 202425. The board came to consensus on some important items Monday after two years of planning and research, including numerous focus groups and meetings with community members, staff and administrators. During the latest of a string of “work sessions” on growth and a possible referendum, board members unanimously agreed the growing enrollment numbers justify new building and that the district needs to go to referendum in November. While district superintendent Brian Busler said the process is “in a really good place,” there’s a time crunch involved, and the district needs to be “ready to bid” on construction by next January or February to have new spaces open by September 2020. He said design work will need to take place this summer to

keep that timeline. OSD finished its construction last summer from a $54 million referendum in 2014 to retrofit and expand several facilities, but with area municipalities growing, it seems clear more buildings will be needed. A district growth task force led by planner Mark Roffers found district schools will start to become overcrowded in 2020, with more to follow, as the student population is expected to increase from around 4,000 to 6,000 or more in 12 years. Most of that is from expected growth in the Fitchburg area. “I don’t say this to put pressure on anybody, but that’s the nature of school construction,” Roffers said. Busler said the board will likely meet in closed session at its next meeting to talk about possible land purchases that would affect the board’s decision-making. The deadline to get a referendum on the ballot is Aug. 28. “We want to fill your

OSD school construction options 2020 Build new 6-8 school; convert three K-4 schools to K-5 ; convert RCI to K-5; convert OMS to 6-8

2024 Build new K-5 school

2020 Build new K-6 school

2024 Build new 6-8 school; convert three K-4 schools to K5; convert RCI to K-5; convert OMS to 6-8 plate with as much information as we can, as you process through that,” he said. Board president Steve Zach said the board is

“almost near” settling the question. “I think one more meeting and we’ll be ready to make our decision,” he said.

Focus groups finish up Respondents like same building options as board SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

Ever since a $33 million building referendum failed in 2012, Oregon School District officials have made a point to better explain their plans and get feedback from the public on them. In 2014, the district sent out informational mailers and conducted surveys and focus groups to explain the needs for a $54.6 capital projects referendum, and in 2016, it did the same for a $1.5 million recurring staffing compensation referendum. Both were approved by comfortable margins. Now, with the board closing in on another buildings referendum this fall to alleviate future overcrowding, the district has used input from seven focus group

Five themes from focus group Grow in a way that preserves our values and what we love about the district How will the community accommodate the increased numbers at places like the pool, child care centers and bike paths Preferences for Option “C” or “D” Continue accepting students for open enrollment Happy to have an opportunity to discuss and share feedback sessions to help guide decisions. District communications director Erika Mundinger told trustees at Monday night’s meeting about the focus groups that recently wrapped up. As of May 3, she said, with several subsequent sessions yet to be counted, 68 people had participated, including 15 who participated in individual or small-group meetings with

district superintendent Brian Busler. “The idea was to get people to be able to go and ask their questions,” she said. “Many people said this approach worked really well and gave them an opportunity to interact in a smaller setting.” Board president Steve Zach thanked administrators for taking the time to talk with people in all the

various settings. Busler had even provided his cell phone number for people with questions to get a hold of him. “When we had our other referendums, the presence of our administrative team with our public to get information was one of the keys to the success of the referendums,” Zach said. Mundinger said one consistent aspect of the group meetings was that when people “understood the growth we are facing, they are supportive of the efforts we are going through to plan for the future, but what was really important was we do so in a way that preserves the values in the district.” “They were pleased we were planning ahead and being proactive,” she said. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

Chamber of Commerce hits the links Annual golf outing a fundraiser, networking opportunity ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

The Oregon Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf outing from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at The Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergamont Blvd. Registration opens at noon so participants can find their groups and starting positions before the shotgun start at 1 p.m.

If You Go What: Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing When: Noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 Where: The Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergamont Blvd. Cost: $140 per person, includes golf and dinner Info: Players will compete for the 22-inch Champion’s Trophy that travels with the victor until next year’s outing, like the NHL’s Stanley Cup. There will be a silent auction, on-course hole games and the chance to win a free car from Symdon Motors with a hole-in-one on hole

14. Once everyone has trickled in for dinner from 18 holes on the Championship golf course, there will be a ball drop where contestants try to bounce or throw their golf ball as close to the 18th hole as they can. Tickets cost $140 and include golf and dinner

along with the chance for prizes and the opportunity to network with local businesses, chamber executive director Judy Knutson told the Observer. She said the funds will be used to support events around the community. When pressed about what kind of car will be given away, Knutson said it will remain a mystery until they drive it up the day of the event. To reserve a spot, call the chamber at 835-3697 or go to Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@​

The options During the work sessions, board members eliminated two options from the initial four, narrowing the choice to two relatively similar ones seemingly equally favored by board members. They’re different mainly in the timing of construction. Option “C” would build a new Grade 6-8 school by September 2020. The plan would simultaneously convert the three K-4 schools to K-5, Rome Corners Intermediate from a 5-6 to a K-5 and Oregon Middle School from a 7-8 to a 6-8 building. A new K-5 school would be built in 2024. Option “D” would build a new K-6 school by 2020, and then by 2024 build a new 6-8 school. It would also convert the three K-4 schools to K5, convert RCI to K-5 and OMS to 6-8. In both cases, one of the two new schools would likely be in Fitchburg. With either option, the board would be asking only for renovations for 2020.

Whether to ask voters to build again in 2024, Zach said, would be left to a future board to determine. “Now that we’ve got two, we can delve in a little bit and look at the determining factors – land and staging is kind of important,” he said. “So let’s take a pause as a board – we’ve made some pretty significant headway in terms of where we’re at.” Zach said he’s “leaning” toward option C, and board member Tim LeBrun said that is his preference, too. Dan Krause said he “leans toward D” as more likely to pass, while Krista Flanagan, Barb Feeney, Courtney Odorico and Tim Pankratz said they were still weighing the two options. “I’m waiting for somebody here to say something that will help me pick my favorite,” Feeney said. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.dela

Library: Way will start in June Continued from page 1 He said Way’s experience as library director in Prairie du Sac was a major factor in the board’s decision to choose her for the role. Way oversaw the library as it transitioned into the Ruth Culver Community Library, a process that required extensive fundraising and moving the library into a new building, both of which are on the horizon for Oregon. There might be a couple people in the state who have that experience, Busler said, joking that most probably wouldn’t be so quick to do

it again. Way holds two degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, including a master’s in library and information studies, and according to her LinkedIn page, has worked in libraries for nearly 20 years. She now lives in Oregon and has children in the school district. According to application documents, the minimum salary for the Oregon Public Library Director is $65,536 plus benefits. Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@​

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Trash and treasure sale The Holy Mother of Consolation Church’s annual Trash and Treasure sale is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Donations can be dropped off until May 16 at the school building off the main parking lot, 651 N. Main St. No furniture, appliances or large exercise equipment will be accepted. For information, call 835-5763.

Meet the author Meet Jane Banning, author of Asparagus Roots, during an event at Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18. The event will feature a poetry reading and a discussion about the book. Banning, a former resident of Oregon, was a finalist in the Glass Woman Prize and the Micro Award. Asparagus Roots was published in February and is her first book. For more information, call 835-6238.

7:30-10 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the speedway, 1122 Sunrise Rd. The race will include NASCAR Late Models, Dave’s White Rock Sportsman, Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits and Northern Outlaw Vintage Series classes. Tickets range from $5 for children up to 11 years old to $14 for adults and $30 for families. For information,

Composting class Visit the library for a composting class from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. A graduate of the Dane County UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program will lead the class. The gardener program trains community volunteers in a range of horticultural subjects so they can bring this knowledge to the public. For information, contact Kara Ripley at

Fitness in the park

The Oregon Area Wellness Coalition’s Fitness in the Park series kicks off from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Madison International Speed- May 23, with a family friendly boot way will hold its season opener from camp that meets at the Jaycee Park

Speedway season opener

Shelter on North Perry Parkway. The series will be from 6:30-7:30 on Wednesdays, June 13 and 27 and July 11 and 25 at various parks around Oregon. Activities will include yoga, line dancing and a scavenger hunt. For information, visit

PTO Family Fun Night The Oregon elementary PTO Family Fun Night will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, on the blacktop at Prairie View Elementary between the playground and building, 300 Soden Dr. There will be food for purchases, face painting and bounce houses. If it rains, the festivities will move into the big and little gyms. For information, or to volunteer, visit

VFW poppy sale Oregon-Brooklyn VFW Post 10272 will host their annual Memorial Day poppy sale during open hours on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26, and, if they have enough volunteers, Sunday morning, May 27. For information,

Community calendar ‌Thursday, May 17‌

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 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

• 1 p.m., Anniversary celebration, Monkey Business Institute improv, • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library closed for ‌Sunday, May 20‌ senior center, 835-5801‌ staff in-service, 835-3656‌ • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Great Dane Velo • 5-7:30 p.m., Oregon PTO Family • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chamber Club bike race, Madison Intl. Speed- Fun Night, PVE, 300 Soden Dr., membership meeting, Headquarters, way, 1122 Sunrise Rd.,‌ ‌ 101 Concord Dr., 835-3697‌ • 6-7 p.m., Youth football parent • 6:30-7:30 p.m., Fitness in the park, • 5 p.m., Anime night (12 and up), meeting, RCI cafeteria, 1111 S. Perry Family friendly boot camp, Jaycee library, 835-3656‌ Pkwy.,‌ Park shelter on North Perry Pkwy, • 7 p.m., OMS choir pops concert,‌ ‌Monday, May 21‌ OHS PAC, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835• 6 p.m., Village Board meeting, Vil4300‌ ‌Thursday, May 24‌ lage Hall, 835-3118‌ • 1 p.m., Movie matinee: “Wonder,” ‌Friday, May 18‌ • 6:30 p.m., Pajama antics storytime senior center, 835-5801‌ • 6 p.m., Jane Banning author event, (ages 0-6), library, 835-3656‌ • 7 p.m. OMS bands concert, OHS Firefly, 114 N. Main St., 835-6238‌ • 7 p.m, Netherwood Knoll orchestra PAC, 835-4800‌ • 7:30-10:30 p.m., Madison Interconcert, OHS PAC, 456 N. Perry national Speedway season opener, ‌Friday, May 25‌ Pkwy., 835-4100‌ (tickets $5-14), 1122 Sunrise Rd., • VFW poppy sale, Friday, Saturday ‌Tuesday, May 22‌‌ and Sunday Bill’s Food Center and • Noon, Chamber Golf Outing, The area Kwik Trips,‌ ‌Saturday, May 19‌ Legend at Bergamont, 699 Bergam- • 6-8 p.m., Boys’ Night, (capture the • 9-10 a.m., Motivational May free ont Blvd.,‌ flag, with dinner), youth center, 110 outdoor workouts, Anytime Fitness • 6:30 p.m., Rome Corners Interme- N. Oak St., 886-9093‌ lobby, 845 Market St., 835-7200‌ diate choir pops concert, RCI Cafe• 10-11 a.m., Meet and greet: McKay teria, 1111 S. Perry Pkwy., 835-4700 ‌ ‌Saturday, May 26‌ nursery landscape designers, Win• 10-11 a.m., Workshop: easy con‌Wednesday, May 23‌ terland Nursery, 5655 Lincoln Rd., tainer designs with visual impact, 835-6556 ‌ • 9 a.m., OAWC Wellness Walk, Winterland Nursery, 5655 Lincoln • 1-2 p.m., Learn about composting, library, 835-3656‌ Rd., 835-6556 library, 835-3656‌

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, May 17 WOW: Senior Center Brat Bash: Bahama Bob (5/11/18) ORE: OHS Panther Girls Soccer vs Milton LIVE 6:45pm & livestreamed on

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

Monday, May 21 WOW: Village Board Meeting LIVE 6pm ORE: OHS Panther Girls Soccer vs Milton (5/17/18)

Tuesday, May 22 WOW: Senior Center Friday, May 18 Brat Bash: Bahama Bob WOW: Oregon Senior (5/11/18) Center -Silver Threads: ORE: OHS Orchestra Russ Loniello (4/17/18) Performance @ PAC ORE: School Board (5/14/18) Meeting (5/14/18) Wednesday, May 23 Saturday, May 19 WOW: Mary’s School WOW: Progressives of Dance @ PAC (5/11/18) Open Mic: Scott Wittkopf ORE: OHS Choir (5/4/18) Variety Show (5/10/18) ORE: Oregon/ Stoughton Rugby vs Thursday, May 24 Middleton Conference WOW: Academy of Championship Match Sound Recitals @ PAC (5/11/18) (5/12/18) ORE: PVE Choir & Sunday, May 20 Orchestra Performance WOW: St. John’s @ PVE (5/15/18) Lutheran Church Service ORE: RCI Orchestra Concert @ PAC (5/8/18)

Senior center Monday, May 21 Tuna Salad on Wheat Bread Tomato, Cucumber and Onion Salad Carrot Raisin Slaw, Pears Apple Sauce Bar VO – Egg Salad NCS – Fruit Cup Tuesday, May 22 Hamburger on Bun BBQ Baked Beans Broccoli Slaw Fruit, Tapioca Pudding VO – Garden Burger NCS – SF Pudding Wednesday, May 23 Mediterranean Chicken, Rice Tomatoes, Cucumber Salad Pineapple, Root Beer Float VO – Hummus and Pita NCS – Mandarin Oranges Thursday, May 24 My Meal, My Way Lunch at Ziggy’s Smokehouse and Ice Cream Parlor! Drop in between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, May 25 Spinach, Bacon* and Swiss Quiche Tomatoes, Tomato Juice Iced Cinnamon Roll Strawberry Yogurt VO – Veggie Quiche NCS – SF Jell-O SO - Hummus Plate *Contains Pork

Monday, May 21 9:00 CLUB 10:30 StrongWomen 12:45 Get Fit 1:30 Bridge 3:30 Weight Loss Support Tuesday, May 22 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:00 Veterans Group 9:30 Bingo, Wii Bowling 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 Parkinson’s Exercise 12:30 Sheepshead, Shopping at Pick-N-Save 5:30 StrongWomen Wednesday, May 23 9:00 Wednesday Walk, CLUB 1:00 Euchre 1:00 Anniversary Celebration Thursday, May 24 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:00 Pool Players 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 StrongWomen 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s 1:00 Cribbage Movie: “Wonder” 3:00 Food Pantry Open 5:30 StrongWomen Friday, May 25 9:00 CLUB 9:00 Gentle Yoga 9:30 Blood Pressure 12:45 Get Fit

408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC), Oregon, WI (608) 835-3082 - 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, 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 Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead 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 Pastor) (608) 291-4311 SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship

Vineyard Community Church

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

Zwingli United Church of Christ – Paoli

At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB Pastor Laura Crow (608) 255-1278 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Support groups • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, First Presbyterian Church, every Monday and Friday at 7 p.m. • Caregiver Support Group, Oregon Area Senior Center, third Monday of each month at 9 a.m. • Diabetes Support Group, Oregon Area Senior Center, second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. • Relationship & Divorce Support Group, State Bank of Cross Plains, every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. • Veterans’ Group, Oregon Area Senior Center, every second Wednesday at 9 a.m. • Weight-Loss Support Group, Oregon Area Senior Center, every Monday at 3:30 p.m. • Navigating Life Elder Support Group, People’s United Methodist Church, 103 N. Alpine Pkwy., every first Monday at 7 p.m.

Fasting “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting…. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting.” – Matthew 6:16-18 NIV Fasting, which is abstaining from food, is a spiritual discipline which can profitably be done by almost everyone, though the extent to which one abstains should be carefully considered so that it matches the person’s ability to do so in a healthy way. Fasting should never damage one’s health. Fortunately, there is now considerable evidence that occasional fasting can actually improve one’s health. The purpose of fasting is not specifically to improve one’s physical health or to lose weight, but to improve one’s spiritual health. By fasting, one often humbles the heart and tempers loquacity. Fasting allows one to meditate and pray with a clear and sober mind and gives us the opportunity to test our resolve and offer our efforts to God and our fellow man. One can fast by simply giving up solid foods, drinking only water, juice and perhaps tea for a whole day. A good way to fast for those who may be new to the practice is to eat one moderate meal around mid-day, skipping breakfast and supper, and then eating again around mid-day the following day. One can abstain from eating meat, or sweets, as a discipline that puts one on the way to practicing a fast where one completely abstains from food. One can live for a long time on very limited amounts of food, but you should never abstain from water. And remember, fasting is a spiritual discipline, and as such it should improve our souls. – Christopher Simon

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Musicircus at OHS

Eva Syth plays her homemade (and home-named) ‘guilalo,’ during the Musicircus at OHS on May 14.

Photos by Alexander Cramer

OHS shows its talents Variety show highlights student performers

The Oregon High School vocal music department hosted its Variety Show at the Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 10. Hosts Esa Kaether and Kendra TaBeest kept the audience involved as the program moved its way through more than 20 acts,

Lukas Dopart eyes the crowd filing in to the Musicircus before the OHS orchestras concert on May 14.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

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joking and acting out skits between performances. The performances ranged from solo vocalists to singers with an accompanying instrumentalist to the cantabile made up of dozens of singers, all enthusiastically supported by the students in the crowd.

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Esa Kaether (on left with ukulele) and Natalee Kaether perform the song “Issues” during the OHS Variety Show.


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Regional Special Olympics track meet at OHS ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

O r eg o n H i g h S c h o o l hosted a Special Olympics Regional Athletics Meet on May 5 that featured more than 320 athletes competing for a shot at the 2018 Summer Games in June at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. The athletes competed

in the usual array of track and field events, like running, walking, jumping and throwing with some additional events mixed in. Amy Verheyden, Oregon Area Special Olympics agency managers, wrote in an email that three athletes in the group have qualified to compete as part of Team Wi s c o n s i n i n t h e U S A Games in Seattle in early July.

The Special Olympics are celebrating their 50th anniversary since the inaugural competition in 1968 at Soldier Field. Special Olympics Wisconsin held its first track meet just a year later in West Allis, drawing 200 athletes, according to its website. Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@​

Special Olympics participants line up before the track meet at OHS on May 5.

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David Thompson participates in the shot put competition at the Special Olympics track meet at OHS on May 5. Thompson also ran the 100 meter and 4x100 meter relay races.


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Girls track and field

Player of the week From May 8-15

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Senior Alexis Jackson returned to the track Tuesday and won Badger South in three events, including the long jump where she broke the conference record with a leap of 18 feet, 7 inches. She added titles in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles, and finished second in the 200 dash.

Ending the drought

Panthers win first conference title in 21 years‌ ‌

Boys track and field

What’s next Oregon girls track travels to Verona on May 21 for the WIAA Division 1 regional meet. The top four finishers in each even move on to the Lake Geneva Badger sectional meet May 24. Both meets get underway at 4 p.m.

JEREMY JONES Sports editor

Statistically, the Oregon girls track and field team could have won the Badger South Conference title without Alexis Jackson on Tuesday. Coach Ned Lease knows titles aren’t won on paper, though. “We may have won the meet without her but just having her back was huge, not just pointwise but when she feels strong, the rest of the team feels strong,” coach Ned Lease said. The UW-Madison recruit scored 38 of the Panthers’ 147 points to lead the program to its first conference title since 1997. Badger South newcomer Watertown finished second with 106 points and Monona Grove was

Name: Sam Mikkelson Grade: Sport: Softball Highlights: Mikkelson finished with a 2-run single in a 6-2 win over Stoughton last week Honorable mentions: Noah Brindley (baseball) finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Milton on Thursday Cameron Carpenter (baseball) struck out five in three innings in a win over Milton Ryan Candell and John Klus (boys golf) shot a 76 and a 77, respectively, in Saturday’s Ashenfeldter invite to help the Panthers win the Division 2 portion of the meet with a 318

The title ended a seven-year stranglehold on the conference title by Stoughton, which finished seventh on Monday. Photo by Jeremy Jones Hampered by a knee injury Addison Shipper finished fifth in the long jump with a distance of 15 throughout much of last season, feet, 5 1/4. Oregon scored 147 points as a team to win its first confer- Jackson has been dealing with ence title since 1997. a right quad injury for much of third with 101. “We’ve had the goal of win- this season. “I was a little nervous comIt was the seventh conference ning a conference title since my title in program history (1977, freshman year, and we’ve been ing into tonight because I 1978, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997). so close,” Jackson said.

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Photo by Jeremy Jones

Senior Kardelle Phillips won the 300 hurdles, broke the Badger South Conference triple jump record Tuesdy in Monroe. He also finished third in the 110 hurdles and took seventh in the long jump

First-year track and field duo lead at conference meet JEREMY JONES ​Sports editor

Boys golf

Klus, Candell earn first-team Badger South honors ANTHONY IOZZO Assistant sports editor

Senior Ryan Candell and junior John Klus continued to shine in the Badger South Tuesday at the conference meet. Klus took runner-up with a 75 at the House on the Rock Golf resort, and Candell just missed taking third with a 77, losing a scorecard playoff to Edgewood’s Matthew Phelan. Both Klus and Candell also earned first-team all-conference honors after the meet, finishing

a team, 10 strokes behind Edgewood. The Panthers ended up with 38 points for the season with 24 from the conference mini-meets Oregon travels to the WIAA Division 1 Middleton regional at 9 a.m. during the regular season. Tuesday, May 22, at Pleasant View Golf Course. The Panthers are Edgewood won the title with 48 joined by Verona, Middleton, Waunakee, Madison West, Madison points, winning every conference Memorial, Sauk Prairie and Stoughton. The top four teams and top mini-meet as well as the Tuesday’s tournament. four individuals (not from qualifying team) advance to sectionals. “They came out wanting, even though Edgewood was going to be hard to catch, to nip them once,” coach Sara Mess said. “There are second and third in scoring respec- honored to be a first-teamer with lot more birdies and a lot more tively. Ryan Candell.” pars, so it is just trying to work on “It is awesome,” Klus said. “I am Oregon finished with a 318 as Turn to Conference/Page 11

What’s next

Kardelle Phillips and Carter Hendrickson are first-year track and field competitors but they were at the forefront Tuesday evening The due helped Oregon score 119 points to finish third at the Badger South Conference meet at Monroe. Phillips highlighted the meet with a conference-record triple jump a Hendrickson anchored a surprise 4x400-meter relay to another title. The Panthers also added a 4x200 relay title Phillips did waste in time in the triple jump posting a PR of more than foot and establishing a new conference-record on 44 feet, 4 1/4 on his first jump at Monroe High School. That set the tone for the senior, who added the 300-meter hurdle title in

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Panthers beat rival Stoughton twice in five days JEREMY JONES Sports editor

The Oregon softball team played conference rival Stoughton twice last week and won both games to get back on track. The Panthers (14-5 overall, 8-4 Badger South) had lost four of their last five conference games leading up to the two games against Stoughton. Two games were rained out over the past week, and now, for the second time this season, the Panthers will host a doubleheader against two different teams. Oregon welcomes Monroe and Watertown for conference make-up games. The Panthers’ game a ga i n s t Wa t e r t ow n h a d been rescheduled as a doubleheader last week, but it was rained out a second time. Watertown now hosts Oregon at 5 p.m. Thursday

at Brandt Quirk Park, and the Panthers hosts Watertown at 7 p.m. Friday. The Panthers were once again rained out on Monday against Monroe. That ga m e w i l l b e m a d e u p 5 p.m. Friday.

What’s next Oregon travels to Brandt Quirk Park in Watertown on Thursday for a 5 p.m. game against the Goslings. The Panthers then have a Badger South doubleheader Friday at home against Monroe (5 p.m.) and Watertown (7 p.m.).

Oregon 6, Stoughton 2 Samantha Mikkelson highlighted a three-run first inning Thursday as the Oregon softball team held on defensively to win a 6-2 Badger South conference game at home against Stoughton. Megan Bloyer singled home one run in the bottom of the first before Erin Newton collected a base hit to load the bases for Mikkelson. The right-handed hitting Mikkelson then dug and cracked a base hit to through the right side of the infield. A f t e r t h a t , h ow ev e r, Mikkeslon said she felt the bench let down.

“ I t h o u g h t w e wo u l d p r o b a b l y p u t awa y t h e game pretty quickly after t h e fi r s t i n n i n g , bu t i t didn’t turn out that way,” she said. “We just kind of lost our energy after the first inning.” Stoughton made things Photo by Jeremy Jones interesting with one run in Oregon shortstop Allie Morgan tags out Maddy Brickson who was caught stealing in the the top of the second and third inning. The Panthers won the Badger South Conference game 6-2.

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Youth wrestling


Three wrestle to podium in Dells Panthers score eight in last two innings to top Milton Last weekend a small group of Oregon wrestlers competed in the youth freestyle and Greco-Roman state wrestling championships in Wisconsin Dells. Entering the tournaments were eighth-grader Michael Schliem; seventh-graders Seth Niday, Karl Brooks, and Brandon Liddle; fourth-grader Laden Kamin, and third-grader Cade Aaberg. Schliem, Niday, and Aaberg made the podium in each event. Schliem placed third in both Greco and freestyle at 125 pounds. Niday finished second freestyle and won a state title in Greco. Aaberg placed third in freestyle and Photo submitted also won a title in Greco. (From left) Michael Schliem, Cade Aaberg and Seth Niday each made the podium last weekend in Wisconsin Dells.

Boys tennis

Badger South Conference meet up next JEREMY JONES ​Sports editor

Oregon boys tennis was supposed to compete in the Sun Prairie invitational last weekend but opted out. With bad weather and limited indoor space and much of tournament shifted to Saturday afternoon and evening, coach Ben Conklin said it just wasn’t in the cards for the Panthers to participate. “We also had prom, so we would’ve had very little team available,” he said. Oregon travels to Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison at 9 a.m. Friday for the Badger Conference tournament. Zak Roskos (No. 2 singles), Tanner Hake (No. 3 singles) and the doubles teams of Kyle Rehraur and Dan Koopman (No. 1)

What’s next Oregon boys tennis travels to Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison for the Badger Conference tournament at 9 a.m. Friday. Winners advance on to the semifinals 9 a.m. Saturday. and Ben Hessler and Ken Kristch (No. 3) hopefully will all be seeded somewhere, Conklin said. Madison Edgewood and Monona Grove will have the top seeds, but after that things will be interesting.

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Badger South Conference

Oregon baseball once again came up big offensively Thursday, scoring eight Team W-L runs in the final two innings to top MilWatertown 11-1 ton 14-9. The Panthers (8-8 overall, 7-6 Badger Madison Edgewood 6-5 South) and Red Hawks changed leads Oregon 7-6 several times until Oregon took it back for good with four runs in the sixth. Milton 6-6 Junior Noah Brindley (3-for-4) douStoughton 6-5 bled home junior Jack Haufle to cut MilFort Atkinson 5-5 ton’s lead to 9-7, and an error brought home Brindley and junior Kevin Alvord Monona Grove 4-6 to tie the game 9-9. Junior Kyler Schriever later scored on Monroe 0-11 a passed ball to make it 10-9 Panthers. Brindley added an RBI single in the seventh to score senior Tyler Damon, and junior Zach Tower (3-for-5) singled home junior Cameron Carpenter (2-forOregon hosts Badger South rival 4). Two other runs scored on errors. Seniors Matthew deFiebre (2-for-5) Stoughton at 5 p.m. Thursday and nonand Carson Timberlake (2-for-5) also conference Evansville at 5 p.m. Monday, had multiple hits. May 21. Carpenter earned the win. He allowed two hits in three innings and struck out five. Senior Quinn Adler started and allowed two earned runs on six hits and and could only muster one run in a 9-1 a walk in three innings. Spencer Buskager allowed two earned loss. The Goslings scored seven times in runs on two hits and six walks in one the first inning and never trailed. innings, striking out three. Trevor Tietz was 3-for-3 with two Oregon, doubles and three RBIs for Watertown. He also struck out seven in five scoreless Madison Memorial (ppd) innings to earn the win on the mound. M o n d a y ’s n o n c o n f e r e n c e g a m e Oregon lost both games to the Gosbetween Oregon and Madison Memorial lings this season. Watertown joined the was postponed as heavy rains fell Sun- Badger South this year and has clinched day evening into Monday morning. its first title already. The battle for second place in the conWatertown 9, Oregon 1 ference will be competitive to the final The Panthers traveled to Washington game of the season as six teams all have Park on Tuesday to take on Watertown five or six losses.

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College track and field

Duff Earns All-WIAC honors at UW-Whitewater

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Oregon native Alex Duff was one of 21 members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams to combine for 28 all-conference honors, including seven individual titles and one relay title at the 2018 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships over the weekend in River Falls. The UW-W men finished second overall with 155.50 points, while the women placed fifth with 96.50 points. Duff, a

sophomore for the Warhawks, won one individual title. He moved into the top 15 in NCAA Division III in the 400-meter hurdles with his personal record time of 53.08 seconds. Duff also finished as runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles to his teammate with a time of 14.67.


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Home Talent League

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College golf

McCorkle shoots a 226 at NCAA DI Madison regional Oregon graduate Taylor McCorkle finished tied for 63rd with a 226 (79-7275) May 7-9 at the NCAA Division I Madison regional at University Ridge Golf Course.

McCorkle was the top D i v i s i o n I North Dakota State golf- championer in the meet, helping her ships. team finish 17th with a 926 (315-298-313). - Anthony The top six teams Iozzo advanced to the NCAA


Girls lacrosse Girls lacrosse drops two games

addedan assist. Ashley Saunders scored two goals, Oregon girls lacrosse game back from a fiveOregon lost 10-6 to DeForest on May 10. goal deficit May 8 but lost to Westside 12-11 in Lauren Rieder scored three goals. overtime . The Panthers host La Follette on Thursday. Autumn Copus scored six goals and

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Brandon Knobel fires a pitch in the fifth inning Sunday against the Argyle Beavers. The Oregon Orioles Home Talent team got their first win of the season, 8-3.

Orioles win first game against Argyle The Oregon Home Talent team started the Ross Galloway had three hits, and Pat season 0-2, but it finally got in the win col- Sommers added two hits. Laski led with umn Sunday with an 8-3 win against Argyle. three RBIs. Logan Laski struck out 10 in four innings, Oregon travels to Dodgeville at 1 p.m. and Brandon Knobel added four strikeouts in Sunday. five innings. - Anthony Iozzo

Girls soccer

Oregon looks to finish strong ANTHONY IOZZO Assistant sports editor

Oregon girls soccer has not played a game since May 8, but its nine-day rest ends Thursday at 7 p.m. against rival Milton in a key Badger South Conference matchup. The Red Hawks’ only loss in conference has been to first-place Madison Edgewood, which the Panthers play Thursday, May 24. Oregon needs to at least share the conference title. Coach Julie Grutzner said that Oregon is a young team and has some growing pains this season. But a 2-0 win over Mount Horeb on May 7 was a good indication for how well the Panthers can play. The Vikings are ranked fifth in Division 3. “We have definitely taken some steps in the right direction from the weeks when we struggled to score,” Grutzner said. Injuries have also not been so kind to Oregon. Junior defender Randey Lewis was already out with an ACL injury, and junior midfielder Maddy Schwartzmiller is out with her second concussion and may not play again this season. Senior midfielder Sammy

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Eyers, a first-team all-conference player last year, has been out since April 30 with an ankle injury but is expected to be back in a limited role Thursday. Sophomore forwards Ashley Hanson and Kaitlyn Schrimpf should be back at 100 percent. Hanson was out since April 28, and Schrimpf has played through some minor injuries. The Panthers have six regular-season games remaining, including Thursday’s, and besides winning a conference title, Grutzner said the girls need to improve before another postseason run. Oregon has made the past three state tournaments. “We will work out some

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What’s next Oregon hosts Milton at 7 p.m. Thursday and travels to nonconference Mukwonago at 5 p.m. Friday and to nonconference Kenosha Tremper at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Panthers travel to Sauk Prairie for a Badger crossover at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. kinks and get ready for, hopefully, a good showing at regionals and sectionals to make state again,” Grutzner said.

Conference: Panthers win Ashenfeldter invite Continued from page 9 getting rid of those doubles and triples that can turn an 81 into an 86 or a 75 into an 80.” Klus was also close to an individual conference title his freshman year, losing in a three-way playoff. But his sophomore year was not to his liking, with Klus finishing sixth despite shooting a respectable 79. On Tuesday, Klus put himself in the mix with a steady round, including an eagle on his 17th hole. Oregon started on the back nine. “The weather was fantastic and this course sets up pretty well for me so I was able to be aggressive when needed,” Klus said. “I also made a couple of bogeys that were preventable.” Candell said his ball striking felt good during the meet, and he just left a few strokes out there. Like Klus, Candell said he wanted to bounce back from last season’s conference meet, where Candell shot an 87. “It is good to be back,” Candell said. “Last year, I had a really bad year, so it feels good to get back to where I should be.” Senior Ryan Michek and junior Sam Schroeder finished the scoring. Schroeder shot an 80, and Michek had an 86. Zach Kapalczynski’s 88 was not counted toward the final score. Now, the Panthers look to compete at regionals and sectionals as a team. The top four teams at regionals advance to sectionals, and the top two teams at sectionals advance to state. In a stacked regional that includes third-ranked Middleton, eighth-ranked Waunakee and honorable mention Verona, nothing will be easy. “It is going to be a really

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Junior John Klus tees off on the eighth hole, his 17th, Tuesday in the Badger South Conference tournament at the House on the Rock Golf Resort. Klus eagled the hole and finished runner-up with a 75, helping the Panthers take second as a team with a 318 and second in the conference with 38 points. Klus and senior Ryan Candell (not pictured) were named first-team all-conference.

Final Badger South standings Team Mini-meets Conference Final Edgewood 32 16 (310) 48 Oregon 24 14 (318) 38 Milton 21 1/2 12 (332) 33 1/2 Monona Grove 23 8 (349) 31 Fort Atkinson 17 1/2 10 (343 27 1/2 Monroe 13 2 (379) 15 Stoughton 5 6 (366) 11 Watertown 8 4 (372) 11 competitive postseason, and I think we are peaking at the right time,” Mess said. There will be a practice round before regionals at Pleasant View Golf Course. Mess said that she hopes that practice will help shave some strokes off their scores.

Ashenfeldter invite Oregon traveled to

Riverside Golf Course Saturday for the Ashenfeldter Invitational in Janesville. The Panthers participated in the Division 2 portion of the meet and won with a 318. Candell shot a 76, and Klus followed with a 77. Schroeder was next with an 83, and Kapalczynski finished the scoring with an 83.

Softball: Bloyer picks up three RBIs against Vikings another in the third. The Vikings could have tied the game in the third, but leadoff hitter Maddy Brickson was thrown out by Newton trying to steal second. Center fielder Lela Brashi followed with a double, and Stoughton settled for an RBI single from shortstop Savanna Jemilo. Hannah Christensen toed the rubber for the Panthers (12-5) and earned the win, scattering seven hits over five innings. She gave up

two runs and struck out six. Kenadee Nelson tossed two innings of scoreless relief. Brickson took the loss for Stoughton, which was without ace Kailey Hammersly, who had a pulled hamstring. Brickson surrendered six runs on seven hits over six innings. She struck out three and walked one. Jemilo and Brickson each had multiple hits for the Vikings. Designated hitter Sadie Gaberell had an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. Third baseman Kyrsten

George singled off first base as the ball ricocheted off the bag and straight up. She later scored from first on error after Meghan Detra’s sacrifice bunt. Detra ended up on third after the overthrow into right field. Pinch hitter Brooke McCallum added an RBI ground in the sixth.

added a run in the second, fourth and fifth innings. Oregon built its lead with two more runs in the sixth and three in the seventh. Bloyer was 3-for-5 with three RBIs, and Allie Morgan was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Hallie Washebeck was 2 - f o r- 4 w i t h t wo r u n s scored, and George, McCalOregon 12, lum and Mikkelson all added RBIs. Stoughton 6 Christenson earned the Oregon defeated rival win. She allowed six earned Stoughton 12-6 on Tuesday. runs on 10 hits and two The Panthers scored four walks in a complete game. runs in the first inning and


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Boys track: Oregon third at conference Continued from page 9

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Junior Carter Hendrickson (center) finsihed fourth in the 400-meter dash (51.35 seconds) and the 800 run Monday at the Badger South Conference meet. He also anchored the Panthers’ 4x400 relay to a conference title in 3:30.31.

Top-eight finishes in Badger South meet 100: Jahlil Turner, fifth, 11.48; John Auer, sixth 11.75 200: Matt Kissling, fourth, 23.52; Jahlil Turner, eighth, 25.21 400: Carter Hendrickson, fourth, 51.35 800: Carter Hendrickson, fourth, 2:03.07 110 hurdles: Kardelle Phillips, third, 15.48; Devin Keast, fourth, 15.95 300 hurdles: Kardelle Phillips, first, 41.29; Devin Keast, third, 42.27 4x100 relay: Ben Adams, Blake Anderson, Sam Reynolds, John Auer, fifth, 45.91 4x200 relay: Ben Adams, Blake Anderson, Matt Kissling, Jahlil Turner, first, 1:33.98 4x400 relay: Matt Kissling, Sam Reynolds, Devin Keast and Carter Hendrickson, first, 3:30.31 4x800 relay: Ian Ganshert, Brenden Dieter, Nick Borden, Connor Blanke, fifth, 8:50.68 High jump: Treyton Waldner, seventh, 5-8; Ben Adams, eighth, 5-8 Long jump: Jahlil Turner, second, 21-4 1/2; John Auer, fourth, 20-6 1/2; Kardelle Phillips, seventh, 20-2 Triple jump: Kardelle Phillips, first, 44-4 1/4 Shot put: Brett Wannebo, second, 53-3 1/4 Discus: Sam Reynolds, sixth, 127-2; Adam Yates, seventh, 123-0


Ruggers wrap up conference with win over Middleton and Will Neuenfeld. Next up for the undefeated O/S ruggers (12-0) is a quarterfinal match in the state tournament, which will be played this upcoming weekend in Appleton against an opponent yet to be determined. O/S earned the top seed from the Badger land Conference for the state playoffs and will play in the state quaterfinals Sunday in Neenah. The team found out its opponent Wednesday, after the Observer’s Tuesday press deadline. The winner this weekend advances on to the state semifinal finals in Milwaukee on Saturday, May 26. The state tournament is June 2 in Cottage Grove.

Girls track: Panthers ready for regionals Continued from page 9 haven’t sprinted full speed for awhile,” she said. “It was kinda of scary, knowing what happened last year, but it’s as good as it was going to get.” Jackson won the long jump with a meet-record leap of 18-7 and then swept the hurdles. She won the 100 hurdles in 14.77 and the 300s in 45.58. The defending champion in both the 100 and 300 hurdles as a sophomore, Jackson said she wants both titles back in early June at UW-La Crosse. “I feel a lot better than last year, and I obviously want my state titles back,” Jackson said. “I think I have a pretty good chance. I feel a lot better, not 100 percent, but a lot better.” Monona Grove standout Ali Dorn was the only athlete able to best Jackson as she won the 200-meter dash 24.73-25.16. “There are not many people up close to me in the hurdles and the long jump, so I knew those would go pretty well,” Jackson said. “Scarlett Egwuonwu finished second to Dorn in the 100 (12.5) and then added the 400 dash title in 59.92. She also medaled in the 200 (25.21) and high jump (5-0) with a pair of third-place finishes. Liz Uhl finished third in the 800 (2:28.57). Senior thrower Ellen McCorkle medaled in both throwing events, finishing third in both the shot put

(33-9 1/2) and the discus (912). Oregon’s 4x100 quartet of Addison Schipper, Jenna Igl, Lexi Karls, Jenna Sharkus finished second in 52.20. The 4x200 team of Olivia Keast, Igl, Karls and Sharkus also crossed the finish line second in 1:51.77.

Izzie Peterosn, Halle Bush, Igl and Uhl took third to closeout the meet in 4:18.39 as a 4x400.

Tom Mueller invite Wet weather forced the cancellation of the annual Tom Mueller invitational.

Top-eight finishes in Badger South meet 100: Scarlet Egwuonwu, second, 12.50; Addison Schipper, fifth, 13.26 200: Alexis Jackson, second, 25:16; Scarlet Egwuonwu, third, 25.21; Addison Schipper, sixth, 28.23 400: Scarlet Egwuonwu, first, 59.92; Izzie Peterson, fourth, 1:01.78; Liz Uhl, fifth, 1:01.87 800: Liz Uhl, third, 2:28.57; Halle Bush, seventh, 2:32.34 1,600: Lauren Beauchaine, sixth, 5:40.11 3,200: Lauren Beauchaine, eight, 12:10.33 100 hurdles: Alexis Jackson, first, 14.77; Isabella Egwuowu, seventh, 17.72 300 hurdles: Alexis Jackson, first, 45.58; Isabella Nowka, sixth, 51.17 4x100 relay: Addison Schipper, Jenna Igl, Lexi Karls, Jenna Sharkus, second, 52.20 4x200 relay: Olivia Keast, Jenna Igl, Lexi Karls, Jenna Sharkus, second, 1:51.77 4x400 relay: Izzie Peterson, Halle Bush, Jenna Igl, Liz Uhl, third, 4:18.39 4x800 relay: Bryanna Salazar, Zoe Frank, Taylor Schmidt, Breanna Bastian, fifth, 10:30.28 shot put: Ellen McCorkle, third, 33-9 ½; Alyssa Milski, sixth, 33-9 ½ discus: Ellen McCorkle, third, 103-1; Michaela Rosga, eighth, 91-2 long jump: Alexis Jackson, first, 18-7; Addison Schipper, fifth, 15-5 ¼ high jump: Scarlet Egwuonwu, third, 5-0

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The Oregon/Stoughton rugby team defeated Middleton, 19-18, May 11 to win the conference championship. The backs were keyed by Rob Ruth, who scored two tries and Xavi Covarrubias, who converted 2 of 3 conversions. Other backs who ran hard and tackled hard were Kaden Houtsinger, Michael Hoye, Rico Echols, Dominik Miller, Keean Moore, and Justin Raisbeck. And, just as they have all season, the O/S forwards played an especially physical, team-oriented brand of rugby, with notable forwards being Derek Skibba, Oscar Reyes, Chris Young, Jack Sommers, Trevor Wunderlin, Austin Long

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Olivia Keast leads off the Oregon 4x?00-meter relay Tuesday at the Badger South Conference meet. The Panthers finished in 1 minute, 51.77 seconds.


41.29 seconds. He added sixth points with a thirdplace in the 110 hurdles (15.48) and scored two more points with a seventh-place finish in the long jump (202). “I’m going to play football in the fall and I asked my coach if I should workout or join the track team and he told me running track would make me a lot faster,” Phillips said. “I have become a lot faster. Looking back on it, I really wish I would have done it the past three years. I think I could have probably made state the last couple of years.” Hendrickson is a junior who had played soccer yearround before a friend convinced him to join the track team this season. He finished fourth in the 400 (51.35) and 800 (2:03.07) and anchored the 4x400 relay team of Matt Kissling, Sam Reynolds and Devin Keast to a conference title in 3:30.31, holding off Monona Grove by .26. “I didn’t have any idea who close Monona Grove was until their anchored past me coming around the final corner,” Hendrickson said. “I had to dig deep because I was going to do everything to make sure we won.” Ben Adams, Blake Anderson, Jahlil Turner and Kissling remained redhot, winning the 4x200 in 1:33.98. “Those guys are just flying right now,” Lease said. “I’m excited to see what they can do next week at regionals and sectionals.” Senior Brett Wannebo finished runner-up in the shot put with a toss of 53-3.

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Oregon History May

100 years ago (1918) • The senior class play, “Prof. Pepp,” a farcical comedy by Walter Ben Hare, promised plenty of pep and humor. The cast comprised of Sheldon Chandler, Thomas Grady, Cyril Grady, Stanley Chandler, Edwin Blaney, Clement Criddle, Earl Montgomery, Vera Clapp, Anne Sweeney, June Ellis, Violet Madsen, Eva Sholts, Lucille Welch, Bertha Slinde and Vergene Buche. The play will be held in Olson’s Opera House. • M. J. Wischhoff, a seller of RCA Victor recordings, advertised several new recordings. His newspaper ad mentioned the following: “Long Boy” and “Indianola” put on one record by the Victor Military Band is a fine dance record. “Each Stitch is a Thot (Thought) of You Dear” by Henry Buhr, brings back the memories of a mother’s love for her boy in France. “Roses of Picardy” and “Loves Garden of Roses” are two exquisite songs of sentiment sung by Lambert Murphy who displays a fine tenor voice. We must not forget our friend Billy Murry in “K-K-K-Katy”which pictures efforts of a stuttering recruit to pour out his heart to his best girl”. • The Miller Rubber Co. announced that Sheil Auto Co. of Oregon would be handling their quality auto tires and Miller Red and Gray Inner Tubes. However, a dealer’s limited monthly allotment could restrict their availability. • The Oregon Telephone Co. announced that their petition for an increase of rates had been approved by the Railroad Commission. As of June 1 the rates will be as follows: Farm line $13.00 per year or $4.50 per quarter; business line, $2.25 per month; residence (single party), $1.50 per month; (two party), $1.25 per month; and (four party), $1.00 per month. Farm line subscribers will be given a $1.00 discount if the payment for a year’s rent is received within 30 days of the due date. • Miss Marie McGill on a recent visit to Madison gave a violin solo at the senior recital in the studio of the Wisconsin School of Music.

• The OHS Alumni Association elected new officers. Those elected were Mrs. Frank Anderson, president; Helen Shampnor, vice-president; Martin Gorman, secretary; and Catherine Barry, treasurer. • Rev. W. D. Brenneman preached his farewell sermon at the Methodist Church. He leaves in about a week for the Great Lakes Training Station, where he will enter YMCA work. • A free lecture by W. M. Wisdom of New York City was given at Olson’s Opera House. The title of his talk was “The World Has Ended - Millions Now Living Will Never Die.” The lecture had been arranged by the Associated Bible Students. Its premise was quoted as follows: “Thousands of America’s sons are gone to the battlefield. Many may die there. This lecture gives conclusive proof of future blessings for them whether they die Christians or not. This message will bring joy and comfort to every heart.” • Soldiers passed through Oregon: About 5,000 mud-bespattered soldiers trudged along Main Street of the village on another lap of their journey to Sparta. The soldiers composed the 161st Artillery Brigade of Camp Grant and were en-route to Camp Robinson at Sparta where they will have heavy gun practice on the government range. In the line of march were soldiers on foot, some on horses, some on wagons, and others riding motor trucks. There were 2,000 horses accompanying the brigade. The troops had camped on the Alsop farm near Brooklyn the night before and would be camping the following night on the Dane County Fair Grounds.

50 years ago (1968) • Marcia McAllister was crowned the 1968 Miss Oregon at the 3rd Annual Miss Oregon Pageant. Nearly 700 spectators and participants attended the event which was held in the Oregon High School cafetorium. The Master of Ceremonies was Clark Hogan, a well-known area radio and TV personality. • Phillip Helgesen was named District

Superintendent of the Oregon School District, taking over from retiring E. A. Kozlovsky, who had been a member of Oregon school system for the past 41 years. • Retiring School Superintendent Kozlovsky was honored by the Oregon Education Association with banquet whose theme was ”Hats off to Mr. K.” Over 200 gathered for the event. Luella Ames served as the toastmistress and Mrs. Charlene Caucutt was in charge of the program. • The Madison Suburban Conference, consisting of 18 schools, voted to disband and form three autonomous conferences. Oregon will become a member of the Capital League which will include Milton, Lake Mills, DeForest, Evansville and Oregon. The change will become effective at the end of the 1968-1969 school year. • The Bank of Oregon advertised that the monthly payments on low interest car loans could be as little as $5.00 per hundred. • Jay’s team in the Oregon Euchre League of Southern Wisconsin finished as league champions of the 1967-68 season. Members of the winning team were Emil Matson, George Westbye, Wilbur Kinney, Jay Bossingham, Stan Palmer, Ken West, Aldel Krause, Laverne Ringhand and Ray Manion. • Holy Mother of Consolation Parish elects a church council: Elected for threeyear terms were Pat Molony, Louis Fahey, Kathleen Hayes, Frank Baxter, and Mrs. Harold May. Elected for two-year terms were Howard Larson, Lee Dunn, John Stack, Mrs. Roland Cross and Vernon Dunn. Those elected for one year terms were Tom Caine, James Meier, Mrs. Robert Staley, Richard Georgeson and Richard Schmale. • Prisoners at the Oregon State Farm finished their project of making promotional signs for the Chamber of Commerce. The decorative plaques had a silhouette of a black horse on a gold colored background, calling attention to the fact that Oregon had been registered with the Wisconsin Secretary of State as “the Horse Capital

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of Wisconsin.” The signs will be hung on poles throughout the village. Gerald Navis, superintendent of the farm, coordinated the project. • The Oregon firefighters sponsored their annual dance. Providing the music was Sammy Eggum and his Dairyland Jubilee Band. • George Dolan purchased the former Haight Equipment, Inc. He will continue to sell and service Case and M-C International farm equipment. • The Chapter of the Eastern Star marked its 75th Anniversary. It was founded in 1893. • Howard J. Zink’s House of Home Fashions (Oregon branch) opened for business. The store was located at the corner of South Main and Jefferson Streets (current site of Sonny’s Restaurant). A Grand Opening Celebration is planned for June 2.

25 years ago (1993) • The Town and Country Women’s Club installs new officers. The officers for the coming year are Pat Lindberg, president; Jan Jardine, 1st vice-president; Ellen Broadly and Jean Bailie, 2nd vice-presidents; Doretta Umnuhs, secretary; and Mary Wilson, treasurer. • Lundey’s Greenhouses, serving the Oregon area since 1953, reminded residents of Mother’s Day and spring planting. They were offering geraniums at $1.99 apiece. The greenhouses were located at 221 Wolfe St. • A group of Oregon Spanish students spent 11 days touring Mexico, studying the Mexican culture and touring historical sites. During the visit they stayed in the homes of Mexican families. • Four OHS students were accepted into the Wisconsin Honors Music organization. The winners were Chad Grote who will sing with the Wisconsin Honors Choir;

Jim Uphoff, who was accepted into Wisconsin Honors vocal jazz; Julia Wood (viola); and Sarah Halverson (violin), who will perform with the Honors Orchestra. • Reigning over the Junior Prom were Joseph Hrubes, king and Nicole Stopple, queen. • This was the 21st year of the Oregon school volunteer program at the district elementary schools. Carol Landahl and Nancy Halford were the coordinators of the program. • Two first grade teachers retired from the Oregon School District; Jean Cleary, having taught for the past 33 years, and Marge Farris having taught for the past 19 1/2 years. • Molly Osborne (first baseman) and Cathy Gustrowsky (designated hitter) were named to the All-Badger Conference Baseball Team (1st team). Those receiving honorable mention were Heather Muth, Pam Crowley, and Nikki Smith). • Jason Kuehl was an unanimous selection to the All-Badger Conference Baseball Team (first team). He had batted over 500. Pat Roper and Aaron LeVoy were second-team selections. • Chris Mitchell was honored as one of 16 male athletes in the State to receive the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award. It was the first time that an Oregon athlete had received this award.

10 years ago (2008) • The village switches to annual property assessments; a practice known as the “full value method.” • Last month Joann Ace was crowned Miss Midwest Horse Fair Queen at the Midwest Horse Fair. Joann was a 2007 Oregon High School graduate. • The seventh Intergenerational Prom was organized by students of the

fifth through eighth grades. Among those organizing the event were Oregon Middle School eighth graders Marin Oschmann, Jayme McMahon, and Cara Knipfer and seventh grader, Mauri Hughes. The event was held in the OHS Commons and featured the music of All That Jazz, an 18-piece orchestra. This year’s theme was “Forest of Dreams”. • Two OHS artists received awards for their original work. Allie Baryenbrach earned an honorable mention in the 16-18 age group in The Waterfowl Association’s 2008 Wisconsin Duck Stamp Contest. Her entry was a colored pencil drawing of two mallard ducks. Richie Russell was awarded first place for his photography at the Annual Wisconsin Deer and Turkey Expo. His winning entry in the fauna category was for a close-up of a snapping turtle. • The Oregon farmers market moves from the Village Hall parking lot to the parking area in front of Bill’s Food Center due to the reconstruction of the downtown area. • The Oregon High School concert band has new attire for its concerts. Tuxedos and gowns will replace their worn out uniforms. • The OHS receives a grant that would allow the district to make plans for an alternative high school for those in need. • Carrie Janes, teacher at Netherwood Knoll Elementary School, was awarded by a local TV station a “Crystal Apple” recognition for her teaching skills. She had been teaching in Oregon for the past 13 years, where she taught early childhood special education. Compiled by Gerald Neath, Oregon Area Historical Society

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Obituary Erwin G. Weaver

Erwin Weaver

Erwin G. Weaver, age 72, of Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He was born on Oct. 19, 1945, the son of Carl and Marga (Stein) Weaver. He was united in marriage to Judith Weaver. Erwin honorably served as a U.S. Marine in the Vietnam War. He was a talented carpenter for Local No. 314 for many years until his retirement. E r w i n l ove d t o t r av el around the country and enjoy the outdoors. His cabin up north was his favorite place to be, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his beloved family. Erwin was a loyal Brewers fan and a parishioner at Vineyard Community

340 Autos 2013 INFINITI G37x AWD 4 Door Low Miles: 28,000, automatic transmission, 330 Horsepower Engine, Black leather interior, very roomy front and back. Heated Seats, Moonroof, Navigation, bose sound system, back up camera, HID headlights, Good tires Excellent condition mechanically and visually. Smooth and comfortable yet sporty.$19,000. 608-212-6429

402 Help Wanted, General DISHWASHER, COOK, WAITRESS, & DELI STAFF WANTED. Applications available at Sugar & Spice Eatery. 317 Nora St. Stoughton. NEED TRUCK drivers and combine operators for harvest crew. Call for detail 405-833-3183. No Experience necessary, Apply at Quality Inn for Front Desk Clerk and House Keeping. Please call 608-8779000 ask for Gloria Stoughton, WI THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

Church in Oregon. He was a loving and caring father and grandfather. He will be remembered as an all-around great guy, and pillar of love and support to all his friends and family. Erwin was a hardworking man, however he always made time to do the things he loved, and especially spend time with his family and grandkids, which he adored immensely. Erwin is survived by his two sons, Miles (Kelly) Weaver and Kyle (Joanna) Weaver; daughter, Angela (James) Ackley; five grandsons, Ethan, Evan, Ean, Seth, and Austin; two granddaughters, Kylie and Abby; brother, James (Nancy) Weaver; and two sisters, Merna (David) Sanner and Mona (Dennis) Daane. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Lonne Weaver. A funeral service will be held at Gunderson Oregon Funeral and Cremation Care, 1150 Park St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018, with Pastor Bob Groth presiding. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh. com.

449 Driver, Shipping & Warehousing

Rutland swears in supervisors The Town of Rutland welcomed (from left) new supervisor Deana Zentner and welcomed back incumbent Nancy Nedveck, who were sworn in by clerk Dawn George during the town’s annual meeting April 17. The town also recognized outgoing supervisor Jim Lunde for his “decades of service to the town,” chairman Mark Porter told the Observer in an email.

Send it in! We like to send reporters to shoot photos, but we can’t be everywhere. And we know you all have cameras. So if you have a photo of an event or just a slice of life you think the community might be interested in, send it to us and we’ll use it if we can. Please include contact information, what’s happening in the photo and the names of people pictured. Yo u c a n s u b m i t it on our website at, email to editor Jim Ferolie at or drop off a electronic media at our office at 156 N. Main St. Questions? Call 835-6677. 451 Janitorial & Maintenance

FURNITURE DELIVERY Belleville Warehouse. We are now accepting applications for part-time and full-time positions working in our Belleville warehouse and assisting on furniture deliveries. This position involves loading and unloading trucks, assembling furniture, shipping and receiving merchandise and general warehouse work. We are looking for responsible, self motivated person who has a good driving record who enjoys working with their hands. If you have some downhill skiing experience this could be year round job working in our ski shop in Madison. Chalet is fun and friendly place to work with good advancement opportunities in our Belleville warehouse and our Madison Store.Chalet is locally owned with a long standing reputation for quality merchandise and good customer service. We offer a generous base salary along with great benefits, paid training and free skiing at local hills. Chalet Warehouse is located at 245 Remy Road in Belleville, WI. Apply in person at: Chalet Ski & Patio Store 5252 Verona Road, Madison, WI 53711 608-273-8263 CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

NOW HIRING TORNADO CLEANING LLC is now taking applications for residential cleaning staff in the Stoughton and surrounding areas. Please contact Garth at 608-873-0733

452 General OFFICE CLEANING in Stoughton MonFri 5pm-9pm. Visit our website: www. or call our office: 608-831-8850 QUALITY HOUSEKEEPER WANTED. Experienced, references. Every Saturday all summer and other days. Crown Point Resort 608-873-7833

548 Home Improvement A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791 RECOVER PAINTING currently offering winter discounts on all painting, drywall and carpentry. Recover urges you to join in the fight against cancer, as a portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.

Brooklyn Village-wide Garage Sales May 18-19, 2018 201 Church St. Brooklyn Methodist Church. Friday and Saturday. Lunch, used book sale, bake sale and garage sale. Restrooms available.

109 N. Rutland Ave. 455-1503. Brooklyn Area Historical Society fundraiser. Lower level of community building. Friday May 18 & Saturday May 19 8am-4pm Donations of items accepted Thursday May 17, 5-7pm and Friday 7-10 am. Drop off at location, earlier drop please call. We will also have historical displays of Brooklyn and area., adno=571044-01

Increase Your sales opportunities…reach over 1.2 million households! Advertise in our Wisconsin Advertising Network System. For information call 835-6677. FOR SALE- MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS from only $4397.00- MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: 800 5670404 Ext.300N (CNOW) HELP WANTED- TRUCK DRIVER OTR DRY VAN & FLATBED Drivers- Run the Midwest Region – We pay up to .49 cents a mile – Yearly increase - Paid Vacation/ Holidays, Health/Dental Insurance, Short-term Disability, Life Insurance. Also - $1000.00 sign on bonus. Call (608)-873-2922 (CNOW) STOUGHTON TRUCKING is looking for a Flatbed driver with two years tractor trailer experience and one year flatbed experience. Must have class A CDL and Medical card, weekends off. Call Curt (608)-873-2922 (CNOW) MISCELLANEOUS A PLACE FOR MOM. The nation’s largest senior living referral service. Contact our trusted, local experts today! Our service is FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-855-385-8739 (CNOW)

DISH TV $59.99 For 190 Channels $14.95 High Speed Internet. Free Installation, Smart HD DVR Included, Free Voice Remote. Some restrictions apply. Call 1-855-997-5088 (CNOW) Stop OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! SAVE! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy, compare prices and get $25.00 OFF your first prescription! CALL 1-866-9368380 Promo Code DC201725 (CNOW) DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. CALL 1-855-711-0379 (CNOW) All Things Basementy! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing, Finishing, Structural Repairs, Humidity and Mold Control. FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-855-781-4387 (CNOW) DONATE YOUR CAR FOR BREAST CANCER! Help United Breast Foundation education, prevention, & support programs. FAST FREE PICKUP - 24 HR RESPONSE - TAX DEDUCTION 1-855-978-3582 (CNOW) adno=572840-01

554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & Garden Work

650 Furniture

ART'S LAWNCARE: Mowing, trimming. Weed Control. Rough mowing available. 608-235-4389 LAWN MOWING Good work. Reasonable. 608-873-5216 LAWN MOWING Residential & Commercial Fully Insured. 608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025 RIGHT HAND MAN SERVICES lawn mowing & trimming, clean up, etc. 18 years experience. 608-898-0751s SPRING CLEAN UP, LAWN MOWING, GARDEN WORK, HEDGE TRIM, HANDYMAN PAINTING, CLEANING, GOOD RATES. 608-446-6969

560 Professional Services DECK-STAINING-POWERWASHING homes, garages. Mold/mildew removal. Free estimates! GreenGro Design. 608669-7879.

602 Antiques & Collectibles COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL & CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MUSEUM "Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"! Customer Appreciation Week 20% DISCOUNTJune 4-10 Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF 200 Dealers in 400 Booths Third floor furniture, locked cases Location: 239 Whitney St Columbus, WI 53925 920-623-1992

STOUGHTON- N Page (storage unit behind Citgo Food Pantry), Friday/8am-3pm,. 2-area rugs, antiques, more

652 Garage Sales FITCHBURG: BRIARWOOD Neighborhood Garage & Moving Sales.Friday & Saturday, May 18th & 19th, 8-4. 15 locations 1/4 mile E of Fish Hatchery Rd. on County RD M. Tools (carpentry & car), lawn & garden equipment, furniture (home, office patio), horse memorabilia & decor, household, art glass & paintings, supplies (office, sewing & craft), books, CDs, old Fisher Price toys, pack & play, baby items, Packer memorabilia, 6 stained glass cabinet panels in bird motif, radial arm saw, tool chests, drill press, engine lift & stands, compressors, Baldor metal buffer, rototiller, file cabinets, riding lawn mower, snowblower, motorcycle, depression glass, silver plate, computer desks, king bed frame, carpet cleaner, kitchen table w/4 chairs, side-by-side refrigerator, stereo system w/5 disc CD player and dual cassette player, tanning bed, prom dresses & fancy wear, plants and much more. OREGON- MULTIPLE addresses in Raven Oaks. Fri-Sat May 18-19. Cleaning out garages basements and garden/ shed. ORFORDVILLE- 3516 S Dickey Rd (corner of 11 & Dickey Rd. Friday 5/18 8am-6pm & Saturday 5/19 8am-noon. BARN SALE-Multi-family Furniture, front load washer and dryer, girls toys, girls clothes, milk bottles, milk cans, womens clothing, mens clothing, household. FREE COFFEE and there will be a small bake sale.

Wooded Lots in the Village of Oregon

VERONA- 204 Industrial Dr.,Unit 1 Capitol City Transfer. May 17-18 9am-5pm, May 19 9am-noon.

666 Medical & Health Supplies FOR SALE Pride Legend XL Mobility Scooter. Like new, 608-921-5342

672 Pets MALE dog 10lbs or less to breed w/small female. 608-882-1213.

676 Plants & Flowers VERONA- 205 Paoli St. 5/17 3pm-7pm, 5/18-5/19 10am-6pm Perennials, Hostas, Grasses, Day lilies, Prairie, Rockbed, Pond, Iris, Peonies. Biodynamic sprays used.

696 Wanted To Buy WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114

705 Rentals GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $795 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at: 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet, well-kept building. Convenient location. Includes all appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking, laundry, storage. $200 security deposit. Cats OK $715/month. 608-219-6677

720 Apartments ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $795 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 608-877-9388

Oregon Parks Neighborhood

STOUGHTON SENIOR Apts, Cottage style 1&2 bdrrm. $610&$745 plus utilities. Private entrance and patio All Appl inc/ W/D. No Pets No Smoking. 608-873-0884

Ready for Your New Home? Once in a lifetime opportunity to build on a wooded lot in a subdivision abutting Keller Alpine Meadow Park. Breathtaking mature oak savannah lots. Lots are ready to build and selling fast, contact us today!

750 Storage Spaces For Rent ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X25 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access OREGON/BROOKLYN CALL (608)444-2900

Contact Bryan Elliott-Broker with All Star Properties, LLC 608-663-1445 or 608-358-4986. For up-to-date pricing and availability go to our website at

STOUGTHON- 2151 Blue Heron Court MOVING/ESTATE SALE. Everything must go. 4-7 every Thursday. 10-2 every Sat/ Sun thru to June 3rd. CASH/YOU HAUL

PAR Concrete, Inc. • Driveways • Floors • Patios • Sidewalks • Decorative Concrete Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell) 835-5129 (office)


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UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 10x20 - 12x30 24 / 7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road & Lincoln Road

FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$60/month 10x15=$70/month 10x20=$80/month 10x25=$90/month 12x30=$115/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT In Oregon facing 15th hole on golfcourse Free Wi-Fi, Parking and Security System Conference rooms available Kitchenette-Breakroom Autumn Woods Prof. Centre Marty 608-835-3628

NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 OREGON SELF-STORAGE 10x10 through 10x25 month to month lease Call Karen Everson at 608-835-7031 or Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316

801 Office Space For Rent

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RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92 Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Oregon Observer unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677. THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

A-Artman Painting For the best in painting at a reasonable price! INTERIOR / EXTERIOR COMPLETE PAINTING & STAINING SERVICES

Light Carpentry & Drywall Repair Residential • Commercial • Industrial

RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-520-0240 CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

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990 Farm: Service & Merchandise

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Oregon Observer unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.


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FARM LAND LOW COST. 9+ acres. Town of Verona. 608-206-5947

DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber. Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337

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Semi Truck Driver

Wisco Industries, a metal stamping and fabricator and manufacturer of food service equipment located in Oregon, WI is accepting applications for the position of Semi Truck Driver. Applicants must have the following: • Current class A CDL and current experience operating tractor/van trailers and flatbeds • Experience driving in metropolitan areas such as Milwaukee and Chicago • Be at least 25 years old with a clean driving record and satisfactory attendance and work record • Experience utilizing a variety of dock equipment and must comply with state, federal and DOT rules and regulations • Possess a basic working knowledge of gasoline and diesel engines. • Ability to bend, reach, climb, stand, and sit as the job requires. • Ability to load and stack boxes weighing up to 75 lbs. and maneuver barrels and tote boxes of parts. • Able to pass a DOT physical examination, including drug test.

Wisco offers a competitive wage and benefit package which includes 401k, health, dental, life and disability coverage. Driver home daily. Apply at 736 Janesville Street, Oregon. EOE/MF










Account Executive Can you build relationships with customers? That’s what we need to sell our award-winning, community-oriented publications in Oregon, Fitchburg, Verona and Stoughton, WI. We have an established account list and an abundance of new business potential. Eyeballs in our communities are glued to our must-read print and digital products. Reaching those readers makes our advertisers successful. We are seeking a professional with a can-do attitude. We can help a quality learner become a star or give a seasoned pro a great territory. A career with the Unified Newspaper Group provides you with: • ownership in our organization • the flexibility to succeed in life and career • competitive compensation • comprehensive benefits • an environment that encourages an entrepreneurial spirit


To learn more about this opportunity, submit your application and resume today at Woodward Communications, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WCI maintains a tobacco-free campus.


For more information call Pat at 608-212-7216


The Wisconsin State Journal

is looking for a carrier to deliver in the Stoughton area. Must be available early A.M.s, 7 days a week, and have a dependable vehicle.


Built in Refrigeration Facility in Fitchburg

 Production Assemblers  2nd shift (4 - 10s) Monday-Thursday  Starting Wage $20.25/hr, $21.25/hr after 120 days EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDE:  90% Employer Paid Premium for Medical Insurance  Free Onsite Employee/Dependent UW Health Clinic  100% Employer Paid Premium for Dental Insurance  Free Onsite Employee/Spouse Fitness Center  Free Life and Disability Insurance  Pension (We Pay Into Your 401k)  Holiday and Vacation Pay

Construction Estimator/Job Processor To apply, complete an application at Cleary Building Corp. has an immediate full-time opening in Verona, WI for a Construction Estimator / Job Processor! This position is responsible for reviewing customer sales orders in accordance with specifications, computing prices of items, and coordinating job data with the sales and engineering departments. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with knowledge of the construction industry.


Cleary Building Corp. is a growing, nation-wide, successful, and debt-free company. Learn more about our history and tradition at

APPLY at or 190 Paoli Street, Verona, WI 53593





C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904

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Come and Visit Wisconsin’s Premier Grower of Quality Bedding Plants & Hanging Baskets

Quality bloomers at reasonable prices. We offer a complete line of Proven Winner® and a good supply of Wave Petunias®.

Beautiful Town of Dunn 1828 Sandhill Rd. • Oregon, WI 608-835-7569

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-7:30 pm; Saturday 8:30 am-6 pm; Sunday 9 am-5 pm


Check out our Organic Line of Vegetable Plants, Seeds, Soils & Fertilizers! We now sell USDA Certified vegetable plants! Sale Dates May 16-21, 2018 SYTTENDE MAI KOUPON


$2.00 Off

Window Boxes or Patio Tubs Limit 2 per Koupon. Valid May 16-21, 2018 only at Kopke’s. One Koupon per Kustomer per day.


50¢ Off All Sizes, Great Selection Save up to $3.00

Starting at $1.99 ea.


Limit 6 per Koupon. Valid May 16-21, 2018 only at Kopke’s. One Koupon per Kustomer per day.



$2.00 Off

$1.00 Off

Any Shepherd’s Hook, Plant Stand or Trellis

$4.99 and up. Choose from Black Gold, Sungro Mix or Miracle Gro

Valid May 16-21, 2018 only at Kopke’s. #1331

Any Premium Potting Soil

Limit 6 per Koupon. Valid May 16-21, 2018 only at Kopke’s. One Koupon per Kustomer per day.


Receive a $100 Kopke Gift Card with your purchase of an E-Bike from Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes! 6017 Odana Rd., Madison now thru May 21st VISIT OUR STOUGHTON LOCATION IN THE DOLLAR GENERAL PARKING LOT!


Directions from Stoughton: Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugster’s Farm Market, one mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. Directions from Fitchburg: Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Road. Directions from Verona: Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Rd.

Support Local Agriculture. Shop Outside the Box Stores! . CTY. M

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5/17/18 Oregon Observer