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With backpacks on and just having completed school for the day, around 150 kids and teens entered the new Oregon Youth Center building in a frenzy — rushing this way and that to check out their new surroundings. Some immediately took

to a living room-esque area with a blue couch and television while others played with a giant Jenga set. More started matches at the ping pong, pool, air hockey and foosball tables. The 6,000 square foot building also has a half basketball court, where a couple boys played oneon-one while some older kids practiced their free throw shots and layups. By comparison, the old

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Oregon’s Lt. Dale Smith (left), stands with the crew of his B-26 “Marauder” bomber during training at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana on April 26, 1944. Within six weeks, he would be flying missions over German-occupied France in support of the D-Day landings on June 6.

Flying into history 75 years ago, Dale Smith piloted missions on critical D-Day

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Had he survived a car crash, perhaps Dale Smith would be telling his tale today – at 96 – about flying over the skies of Nazi-occupied France as a 21-year-old, helping clear the way for the Allied D-Day invasion that started 75 years ago today. Tragically, after surviving World War II and several lifetimes’ worth of stunts and dodging enemy flak and fighter pilots, Smith was killed

driving on the highway, on the way back from Milwaukee, on the pre-Interstate highway. According to family members, it was a head-on crash, and even though he was dying of internal injuries, when the ambulance arrived, Smith told them to take care of others first. He died by the roadside. Smight had risked his life for others, both in war and back home, but as happens with history, much is lost with time. The Oregon Area Historical Society has a few clippings and

bits of information about him, as well as some anecdotal family history, but no information could be found about the date of his death, which happened sometime in the years following his return from the war. Before the war, he was known for driving a homemade car and flying a biplane. During the war, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters, and Purple Heart.

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The community welcomed the new Oregon Youth Center building with open arms last week Thursday, May 30. The exterior looks modern with the OYC logo in orange font on the building’s front with colored rectangular tiles.

Village of Oregon

Help is on the way for ‘drowning’ Foxboro course

Saying goodbye … for now

Officials didn’t know ponds on course were village’s responsibility

OHS seniors reflect on high school, look to their futures


Inside Details on Sunday’s graduation ceremony

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Wi t h g r a d u a t i o n j u s t around the corner for Oregon High School seniors, they are likely wondering what their respective futures will look like — some already know, while

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others are just figuring that out. Four seniors in particular, who all come from different backgrounds, reminisced with the Observer



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about their first day of high school and discussed where Scarlett Egwuonwu all had they aspire to end up after different stories, but shared walking the stage. similar feelings about Bekkan Pearson, Yousif Al Tameemi, Josh Piper and Turn to Grads/Page 17

Rain boots aren’t typical golf attire, but if you’ve tried to play a round at Foxboro Golf Course in the past few years, you might have wished you had a pair. That’s because some of the north side fairways on the course have been flooded, and course owner Brook Schmitt believes

the village bears some responsibility to fix it. T h e Vi l l a g e B o a r d agreed Monday to a series of steps officials say will hopefully alleviate the flooding, which is suspected to be caused in part due to two overflowing stormwater ponds, owned by the village and located on the course. The fixes include paying for a temporary pump, possibly installing a gravity pipeline to reduce the ponds’ level and starting on an engineering study of the ponds. Village officials had

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Kayleigh Green and Elizabeth Unbehaun, Brooklyn Elementary School students, learn how to make origami out of paper.

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Endless learning possibilities at BKE Twenty two classes and 500 Brooklyn Elementary School students attended a STEM Fair Wednesday, May 29 at the school. A group of 27 Oregon High School students created around a dozen science and math stations for the elementary students to visit, from golfing with parabolas to checking out listening devices that amplify sound.

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$1 million available to help communities recoup costs

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The Oregon Rotary bike trail has been unusable for most of the past year after flooding submerged about 600 feet of it. have been closed for most of the past two years because of flooding. The trail – part of a plan to connect Oregon to other regional trails and eventually up to Madison – took five years to plan and cost $889,000 to build, and the village has $300,000 earmarked for repairing the trail this year. That could include purchasing more land to relocate the boardwalk to a less vulnerable area, something that was a subject of a closed session at Monday’s Oregon Village Board meeting. In February, the Village Board voted to pay infrastructure management firm Ruekert Mielke up to $5,000 to prepare applications for grants to fund repairs of flooded-out portions of the

trail. At the time, public works director Jeff Rau told the Observer village officials re looking for long-term and short-term solutions, including moving the path to higher ground by buying land or acquiring easements. “Nobody is happy that the path is flooded and essentially unusable as a through trail,” he said then. Dane County Park and Trail Flood Repair Grant submissions are due July 31, 2019 and should include four items: a project narrative describing the scope and extent of flood damage, project map(s) that identify the damaged facilities, a site plan or design and engineering plans for necessary repairs, and a project budget with itemized lists of repair

Ironman 70.3 comes through Oregon Sunday Traffic delays expected 7-11 a.m., police say

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With the State Bank of Cross Plains’ acquisition of Union Bank &Trust becoming official, the two Oregon banks will merge into one location next month. SBCP announced the merger completion in a May 31 news release, adding it would close its location at 744 N. Main

St. in July. The rest of the branches for both banks will remain open. The Oregon presence will remain at 883 N. Main St. The merger allowed SBCP to expand from 10 locations in Dane County to a combined 15 locations in Dane, Rock and Green counties. There are no layoffs as part of the merger, according to the release. Contact Scott Girard at and follow him on Twitter @sgirard9.

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Drivers in the Village of Oregon and surrounding areas can expect to see extra bicycle traffic this Sunday morning. The Ironman 70.3 Wisconsin race begins at 7 a.m. June 9 in Madison with the swimming portion, and a section of the 56-mile bike portion of the triathlon will come through the village. Bikers will enter the Village heading south on East Netherwood Street, and the route takes them onto North Alpine Parkway, Oregon Parks Avenue, Bergamont Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue. The route continues onto Glenway Road out of the Village. According to a post on the Oregon Police Department’s Facebook page,

costs, funding commitments and county assistance requested. Priority for funding will be given to projects identified in the Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan or that have previously received financial assistance from the county, according to the news release. People can email submissions and follow-up questions to Dane County Land and Water Resources Department Park Property Planner Sara Rigelman at rigelman@countyofdane. com or call her at 224-3611.

Police warned Oregon residents to “lock your car and secure your houses” after a young man was spotted trying to enter cars on the 700 block of Dunn Ave. the morning of Sunday, May 26. A Village of Oregon Police Department Facebook page post states at about 4:45 a.m., a young man was trying to enter cars on Dunn Ave. With the post was a picture of the suspect. The night-shift officer on duty at the time consequently spotted a “suspicious vehicle” in the area and attempted to stop

it, but the vehicle “fled at a high rate of speed and left the village,” the post states. Police later found the vehicle was stolen out of the Madison area. Officers consistently warn Oregon residents to close their garages if they have them open, according to the post. “People are coming into the village to steal from you,” the post states. “Please do your part and make it more difficult for them.”

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Bikers in the Ironman 70.3 race will come through the Village of Oregon Sunday morning.

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Oregon is one of many communities across Dane County still recovering from last year’s flooding, and nowhere is that more apparent here than the Rotary Bike Trail, which has a large portion that is submerged and unrecoverable. A permanent fix is expected to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Monday, June 3, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced a new $1 million Park and Trail Flood Repair Grant would assist with such recovery efforts. The fund was created in the 2019 county budget to help communities recoup flood damage costs from recent flooding, “especially the flooding that occurred last August and September,” he wrote in a county news release. “From Black Earth to Belleville, August’s flash flooding ruined not only homes and roads, but also the places where neighborhoods and families recreate and rely upon for the quality of life Dane County is proud to offer,” Parisi said. “Our Dane County parks and trails are essential for maintaining a good quality of life … This grant will help ensure the outdoor recreation destinations Dane County residents visited before last year’s flooding can be restored for continued safety and enjoyment.” Oregon was hit hard by last year’s 48 inches of rain – a more than 50 percent increase from the 31-inch average. Now, parts of the 3.1-mile, 3-year-old Rotary Bike Trail


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Green space needed at new library Not long ago, residents from the Oregon Near North Main Street Neighborhood Association bordering the former United Methodist Church property protested a proposed four-story assisted living building on that lot. As alternatives were discussed, everyone was delighted to learn a new library would be built on this precious green space near the heart of Oregon. The neighborhood was supportive and offered to raise funds and to help in any way. After the initial meeting of the Library Building Committee on April 16, 2019, and reviewing conceptual site plans, residents were alarmed the Building Committee was considering covering a large portion of green space with 120 parking spaces. Although residents have been told that efforts will be made to preserve the mature trees and beautiful terrain, there was little evidence of that on the four drawings presented at that meeting. It appears the library building and the 120 parking spaces would supplant the mature trees; the green space would be relegated to the perimeter of the site. This would leave little space for water retention areas, rain gardens, outdoor reading and walking areas. Large library windows looking out at parking lots will not make the library a draw. Flooding in this area is a great

concern, especially on Johnson and Market Streets. Neighbors worry that huge tracts of surface parking will increase runoff and flooding in their basements and yards. Library parking should be built to accommodate needs during normal daily use. This area is very walkable and bikeable. The rare occasion when 120 parking spaces are necessary can be accommodated by on-street parking and existing nearby lots. There are 100 parking spaces on streets adjacent to the site. There are 61 parking spaces across Main Street at Netherwood Knoll School. Large library events are likely to take place in the evenings, on weekends, and in the summer, when school parking spots would be less used. At the May 28 Library Building Committee Meeting, the possibility of building perhaps 30 parking spaces under the library building was discussed. This is encouraging as one way to save green space. Also, if the total number of parking spaces would be reduced during upfront, additional parking could be added in future years only if found to be necessary. This will help to alleviate flooding problems and allow library patrons to look out onto a beautiful green vista instead of endless parking spaces. Susan Shedivy City of Fitchburg

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The gift of a lifetime, from the community to our youth


omething just happened in our village that is very exciting. Imagine watching 25 kids march into a new building for the first time that they will now call the new Oregon Youth Center. It has taken almost two years of planning, fundraising and dealing with unexpected soil conditions and a Mother Nature who was not kind to constructing a new building in the village. The new youth center is important, and Glysch not just for the most obvious reason – that for the kids who attend, it’s their special place to learn, socialize, be themselves and just have fun. It’s also another symbol that the community is willing to help and make things better for those in need. Our community invested in one of our most important assets, our youth. The importance to the kids was clear at the May 30 ribbon cutting ceremony, where a couple hundred adults came to celebrate with many of the kids who will be using it. For those kids, who entered it for the first time right before the ceremony, it was like Christmas had come early this year. There were big smiles and cheers, a lot of jumping up and down, and their eyes were big as saucers. After being in an old, rundown former EMS garage, the new building was like the Taj

Mahal. It was an eye opener. Even those people who had never seen the old building seemed impressed with its 6,000 square feet and the openness and size of the space. It’s loud, just like kids who are having fun should be. Two kids who attend the youth center on a regular basis gave impassioned speeches on what the Oregon Youth Center has meant to them – a safe place, a place that was welcoming and accepted when they moved to Oregon and knew no one. Now, it’s better, with massive amounts of space, ceiling-tofloor windows, a new basketball half court, bright, new furniture, a ping pong and pool table and a foosball game. There’s also bean bag chairs to relax and a quiet room for doing homework and work on the computers. If you’ve ever had a special teacher who made you believe in yourself or a special hangout that was fun and made you feel alive, that’s how I see the impact of the youth center. And that special teacher is youth center director Diane Newlin. N ew l i n m a k e s t h e y o u t h center a place where kids can be themselves, increase their self-esteem and feel good about themselves. They can make new friends, learn how to socialize, experience diversity, get out of their comfort zones and grow as people. Our youth should have the best, and we just gave that to them – with a place to call their own. The idea came up in 2017, after the Oregon Community Resource Network’s successful

community campaign to build a new Oregon Area Food Pantry. It started with informal discussions, but at that point, it seemed unlikely after all the work and time we put into the food pantry. Our community once again came together and pulled off another great project, and I’m grateful to all the people in the community who helped make this project become a reality. We have some very generous residents who believe in our community and those of us who live in the area. That includes the person who donated $800,000 so our community kids could have a better place to call their own, wanting little to no recognition in return. And the rest of the $1 million needed to build the youth center came from the community via private donations. We should be thankful to the donors who came forward with generous major gifts; they deserve our most sincere thanks. That includes Dan Bertler of Supreme Structures, who built both the Food Pantry and now the Youth Center. How lucky are we to have these folks live in our community. There are more projects in progress. Our village has successfully completed some great projects and come together like no other community. We are the envy of many, let’s keep it going. This one’s for our kids. Randy Glysch is the Chair of the Oregon Community Resource Network (OCRN) and an Oregon Village Board trustee.

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Summer reading program will feature ‘Universe of Stories’ Summer is soon to be in session, and that means Oregon area kids will likely look for ways to combat the “summer slide.” That’s why the Oregon Public Library will kick off its summer reading program starting Monday, June 10. While the kick-off events will last until Saturday, June 15, the program will go until Saturday, Aug. 17. This year’s theme is a “Universe of Stories.” During the week, participants will have the chance to win $10 worth of Chamber Bucks by registering for a reading program or checking out library materials. Chamber Bucks can be redeemed at any local Oregon businesses. Registration for the summer reading program begins M o n d a y, J u n e 1 0 . A g e

groups include Read-to-Me for ages 0-3, Children for ages 4-11, Teen for ages 12-18 and Adult. For more information, call 835-3656. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

At right, Adyson Weaver Larson, 4, runs through a cloud of bubbles during the kick-off party in 2017. This year’s summer reading program theme is a “Universe of Stories.” File photo by Amber Levenhagen

‘Breakfast on the Farm’ June 8 in Brooklyn Oregon featured in MABA Parade of Homes County event meant to promote June Dairy Month What good is the beginning of a Wisconsin summer without dining out with some cattle? With that in mind, the public is invited to the 2019 Dane County Breakfast on the Farm, set for 7-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8. The breakfast will be held at Klondike Farms, 4562 State Hwy. 92, and will feature all the usual breakfast fixings including cheesy scrambled eggs, pancakes and sausage as

If You Go What: 2019 Dane County Breakfast on the Farm When: 7-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8 Where: Klondike Farms, 4592 State Hwy. 92 Info: danecountydairy. com

well as yogurt, cheese, ice cream, milk and coffee. Entry for visitors age 12 and older costs $8, ages 3-11 cost $4 and children ages 2 and younger are free. T h e ev e n t w i l l a l s o

feature live music from Soggy Prairie Bluegrass Band. More entertainment options will include horsedrawn wagon rides by Treinen Farms; meeting Bessy the Dairy Cow, the Dane County Fairest of the Fair and Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair; the Kindschi Kiddle Tractor Pull, bean bag games and face and cow spot paintings. For more information, visit Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@ or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

The Legend of Bergamont neighborhood in Oregon is being featured for another year in the Madison Area Builders Association’s Parade of Homes. This year’s parade will feature 28 homes over eight “sought-after neighborhoods,” according to a MABA press release. The event is 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from June 8-23. During these times, people can tour the homes and talk with representatives about the designs they like. The Parade of Homes is a “Madison tradition,” the release states, which

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Remembering David J. Stone On angels’ wings, our brother, David J. Stone, 59, began his heavenly journey to eternal life on April 26, 2019. He was born on October 24, 1959, the son of John and Carol (Cunningham) Stone. He graduated from Oregon High School. He worked as a driver for L & L Foods for many years. He enjoyed Nascar races and snowmobiling. When his health declined, and he was unable to work, many friends and family members helped him out. He finally found peace and tranquility, while living with his cousin, Ron Josephson, the last nine months of his life. While there he met Pastor Nichole of the Primrose Lutheran Church in Belleville, who formed a close bond with him and was working with him to find a place to call his own. David is survived by his siblings Nancy, Chris, Mike, Laura, John, Jeff and Randy, other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, nephew (Kevin Frederickson), niece (Samatha Stone), and his great niece (Elizabeth Marie U ’ Ren). A memorial service will be held at Primrose Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 4 pm with dinner to follow. An informal visitation will be from 3-4 pm.



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Chronic pain program

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

will be available at each performance. Future of Wisconsin at 114 N. Main St. For more information, call the Oregon Donations to the Oregon/Brooklyn The senior center will host a “Healthy Area Chamber of Commerce at 835- Food Pantry will be accepted at the Living with Chronic Pain” program at 1 3697. event. p.m. Tuesdays from June 4 through July For information, visit OSD school groundbreaking 9. This high-level, evidence-based Oregon School District officials program will teach attendees how to will break ground on a new K-6 ‘Cruizin’ for a Cure’ When Justin Frederick organized the manage chronic pain and live healthier elementary school in Fitchburg at 4:30 and happier lives. The program will meet p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the building first ‘“Cruizin’ for a Cure” event, it was born out of his passion for cars – and to two and a half hours per session. site, off Larsen Road in the Terravessa The cost of the program is $20, which development, off the Hwy. 14/Lacy help others with a medical condition he has had since he was in eighth grade. covers materials and snacks. Road interchange. The ninth annual “Cruizin’ for a Cure” Registration is required. OSD superintendent Brian Busler and car and bike show will take place from For information, call 835-5801. school board member Courtney Odorico 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at will open the program with a welcome Wille Enterprises, 748 Cusick Pkwy. Concerts in the park message, followed by a ceremonial dig Proceeds from the event will benefit As temperatures warm and more with district students and dignitaries. Oregon residents venture outside, Onsite parking will be available, with the Wisconsin chapter Crohn’s & Colitis they will likely be looking for ways to additional street parking available Foundation, near and dear to Frederick because of his battle with Crohn’s, entertain themselves while enjoying the adjacent to the site. he said. The digestive condition can nice weather. For special accommodations including They might be excited to know the seating, email groundbreaking@ be painful, Frederick said, which was behind his motivation to help find a cure. 38th season of Oregon Community or call 835-4700. Participants in the show can register Band Concerts in the Park is coming up their vehicle, starting at 9 a.m., for a fee Open mic night in June. of $10. If inclement weather occurs on The first performance is 7-8 p.m. Firefly Coffeehouse and Artisan Tuesday, June 4, inside the band shell Cheese will host the next Oregon Area June 8, the event will take place Sunday, at the Madsen Memorial & Waterman Progressives open mic night later this June 9. The show, besides a variety of cars and Triangle Park, 121 Janesville St. More week. bikes new and old, will feature music, performances are set for 7-8 p.m. From 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, Rep. Tuesday, June 11, 18, 25 and July 2 at Mark Pocan will speak to audience food, refreshments and baked goods. For information, contact Frederick at the same location. members about what can be done in 669-8860. All concerts are free. Refreshments Washington D.C., plus Visions for the

Community calendar Thursday, June 6

• 10 a.m., Sensory storytime/open play, library, 835-3656 • 1 p.m., ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ (cost is $25, Thursdays through July 11), senior center, 835-5801 • 6 p.m., Craftivism, library, 8353656 • 6:30-8 p.m., Bookmobile at the gazebo, 100 Hotel St., Brooklyn,

Friday, June 7

• 6-8 p.m., New Oregon Youth Center Open House and Family Night, Oregon Youth Center, 110 N. Oak St., 886-9093 • 6-8 p.m., Oregon Area Progressives Open Mic, Firefly Coffeehouse and Artisan Cheese, 114 N. Main St.,

Saturday, June 8

• 7-11:30 a.m., Dane County Breakfast on the Farm, Klondike Farms, 4592 State Hwy 92,

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., ‘Cruizin’ for a Cure’, Wille Enterprises, 748 Cusick Pkwy., 669-8860

Sunday, June 9

• 7:30 a.m. to noon, Ironman bicyclist visit, throughout Oregon, 8353697 • 1 p.m., Oregon High School graduation, Oregon High School gym, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-4300

Monday, June 10

• All day, Summer library program kick-off, library, 835-3656 • 6 p.m., Country Heat class, Brooklyn Community Building, 102 N. Rutland Ave., 455-4201

Tuesday, June 11

• All day, Summer library program kick-off, library, 835-3656 • 9-11 a.m., Food distribution and collection, Oregon Area Food Pantry, 107 N. Alpine Parkway, 1 p.m., “Healthy Living with Chronic Pain” (through July 9),

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, June 6 WOW: Village Board Meeting (June 3) ORE: Panthers Girls Soccer WIAA Sectionals vs Ft. Atkinson LIVE 6:45pm

Monday, June 10 WOW: Oregon Community Band (June 4) ORE: Oregon School Board Meeting – LIVE 6:30pm

Friday, June 7 WOW: Senior Center 39th Anniversary: Krausse Family (May 29) ORE: OHS Jazz & Percussion Performance (May 28)

Tuesday, June 11 WOW: Oregon Community Band – LIVE 7pm ORE: RCI Bands Performance @ RCI (June 4)

Saturday, June 8 WOW: Oregon Community Band (June 4) ORE: RCI Orchestra Performance @ RCI (May 30)

Wednesday, June 12 WOW: 2018 Summer Fest Bands: Cheery Pie (June 22, 2018) ORE: OHS Bands Performance (May 30)

Thursday, June 13 Sunday, June 9 WOW: 2018 Summer WOW: St. John’s Fest Bands: Angels and Lutheran Church Service Outlaws (June 23, 2018) ORE: Oregon High ORE: Oregon School School Class of 2019 Board Meeting (June 10) Graduation- LIVE - 1pm

senior center, 835-5801 • 7-8 p.m., Oregon Community Band Concert in the Park, Triangle/ Waterman Park in Downtown Oregon, 835-3697

Wednesday, June 12

• All day, Summer library program kick-off, library, 835-3656 • 6-7 p.m., Yoga, Brooklyn Community Building, 102 N. Rutland Ave., 455-4201

Thursday, June 13

• All day, Summer library program kick-off, library, 835-3656 • 10:30 a.m., Multi-generational Zumba class, Oregon High School, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835-5801 • 1 p.m., Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, senior center, 8355801 • 4-7 p.m., Food distribution and collection (hours now weekly), Oregon Area Food Pantry, 107 N. Alpine Parkway,

Senior center Monday, June 10 Chicken Mac Casserole Peas, Tomato Juice (NAS – LS V-8) Pineapple Butterscotch Pudding MO – Mac and Cheese NCS – SF Pudding Tuesday, June 11 Cheese Tortellini Bake Bread Stick Spinach Mandarin Oranges Blueberry Crisp MO – Veggie Tortellini Bake NCS – SF Cookie Packet Wednesday, June 12 Chicken a la King Brown Rice Carrots, Corn Salad Peaches, Raspberry Sherbet MO – Veggie a la King NCS – SF Ice Cream Thursday, June 13 My Meal, My Way Lunch at Ziggy’s Smokehouse and Ice Cream Parlor! Friday, June 14 Pot Roast with Gravy Mashed Potatoes Mixed Green Salad Orange, Whole Wheat Bread Tapioca Pudding MO – Egg Salad NCS – SF Pudding SO - Egg Salad *Contains Pork

Monday, June 10 10:30 StrongWomen 10:30 Dominoes 11:45-12:15 Eyeglass Adjustments 12:45 Silver Sneakers 1:00 Weight Loss Support 1:30 Bridge Tuesday, June 11 12:30 Sheepshead 12:30 Shopping at Pick-N-Save 1:00 Healthy Living with Chronic Pain 1:00 Technical Help with Gil 5:30 StrongWomen Wednesday, June 12 9:00 Stamp Camp 12:45 Silver Sneakers 1:00 Euchre Thursday, June 13 9:00 Pool Players 9:00 COA Meeting 10:30 Zumba Gold at Oregon High School 10:30 StrongWomen 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s 1:00 Cribbage 1:00 Understanding Alzheimers 1:00 Powerful Tools for the Caregiver 5:30 StrongWomen Friday, June 14 9:30 Blood Pressure 12:45 Silver Sneakers

Brooklyn Lutheran Church 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship Community of Life Lutheran Church PO Box 233, Oregon (608) 286-3121, office@ Pastor Jim McCoid SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Education Hour, 10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Parkway, Oregon Brooklyn Community United Methodist Church 201 Church Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3344 Pastor George Kaminski SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship (Nov.-April) 10:30 a.m. Worship (May-Oct.)

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church ECLA

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

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

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

(608) 835-3755,

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

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

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

Zwingli United Church of Christ – Paoli

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

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

Cultivate Your Friendships “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV The advice to cultivate your friendships is good advice on a variety of levels. Having good and reliable friends provides the social support that all of us need. And there is good evidence that loneliness is a serious health risk, increasing your risk of high blood pressure, depression and dementia. The advice to cultivate your friendships is also particularly relevant in today’s highly mobile society. People often relocate because of school or work, and while technology can keep us connected even when we’re halfway around the world, too often we spend our free time diverted from the quality time we should be spending with people who matter to us. There are many ways to cultivate our friendships, and they all start with spending time with our friends and communicating with them when we can’t be with them physically. As always, the golden rule applies to friendship as to every other relationship, and counsels us to do the things for our friends that we would like them to do for us, such as lending an ear, helping in times of need, and just being there to share the good times and the bad. – Christopher Simon

June 6, 2019


Oregon Observer

Bus drivers recognized for years of service Through all types of weather, they drive all types of students to and from schools; one of the more important but often unsung components of a school district. E v e r y y e a r, O r e g o n School District staff recognizes those valued employees, and several long-time drivers with service anniversaries were honored during last month’s annual OSD Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast. Bruce Carl was given special recognition for 50 years on the job, as well as Connie Carl (40), Wayne Ace (35) and Dan Elmer (25). Others not able to attend the event also with

service anniversaries were Judy Kersten (25 years), Mike Brown (10 years), Clyde Gallagher (10 years) and BJ McMahaon (five years). The event was attended by district superintendent Brian Busler, school board members and other district staff. OSD communications director Erika Mundinger said the “school community is grateful for our dedicated bus drivers who safely transport students to school each day.” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at Photos submitted

Oregon School District legal counsel Jina Jonen chats with OSD bus driver Wayne Ace, who was honored last month for 35 years of driving for the district.

Grilling for a cause For five years, Brooklyn’s Grill for a Cause and Family Fun Day was a grilling competition event coordinator Milly McCartney said she held in her backyard. But this year, in partnership with the Brooklyn Area Chamber of Commerce, the shindig was held Saturday, May 18, at Brooklyn’s Legion Park, in conjunction with village garage sales. Proceeds will benefit the Brooklyn Elementary PTO playground fund.

McCartney said the chamber saw how popular her “baby” was becoming in the community. A n d s o i t m ove d t o Legion Park. Dozens turned out to the event despite dreary weather conditions. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

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Kolton Olson, 5, Verona, customizes a photo in a wizard hit with his family at a Moonlight Booth, which is a photo booth that has a mirror.


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Smith: Oregon youth went from delivering local newspapers to piloting a B-26 bomber Continued from page 1 His story as it’s recalled today is a compilation of newspaper clippings, military logs and childhood memories.

‘A bit of a daredevil’ Dale Charles Smith was born in Oregon in 1923, the son of Ethel (Thompson) and Guy Smith, a World War I pilot. The elder Smith, who died in 1941, helped himself and his son gain a bit of notoriety in 1935, when they were featured in a Capital Times story about a miniature car he built for Dale (although Guy used it to run errands around with village). Often accompanied by his dog, Muggins, Dale delivered newspapers from the machine, capable of 18 miles an hour and powered by an air cooled, quarter horsepower, single-cylinder engine made from an old washing machine motor. OAHS president JoAnn Swenson said Dale was friends with her older brother Merle and was considered a family cousin. “Over the years, we heard many stories of Dale’s adventures,” she wrote the Observer in an email. “He was a bit of a daredevil.” Swenson recalled when she lived on a farm on Sand Hill Road, just outside of Oregon, her “cousin” acquired a biplane, which he used to “buzz” their farmhouse. “He would cut the throttle and coast in over the house and then reverse the propellers and take off,” she said. “It makes a very loud noise and rattled the dishes on the table (and) would upset my mother greatly.”

Flying the Marauder The Martin B-26B Marauder generally carried a crew of seven, with the pilot and co-pilot side by side in armored seats behind an armored bulkhead, with a navigator/radio operator behind them. The bombardier sat behind a plexiglass nose cone and also operated a .50-caliber machine gun. Three additional machine gunners were stationed in the rear of the bomber. –

Oregon High School in the spring of 1941 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a year before enlisting in the Army Air Corps on Jan. 2. 1943. Records state his skilled occupation in “production of bakery products, single, no dependents.” He attended basic pilot training, and was the subject of a brief, unidentified article in the OAHS collection that he was one of five fliers there with the surname “Smith” hoping to graduate in October. This Smith did, getting his wings and leaving for Europe in March 1944. He was a 21-year-old 1st Lieutenant commanding six crewmen and flying B-26 Marauder bombers with the US 394th Bombardment Group out of Boreham, England. With the self-titled “Bridge Busters,” he flew in campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, the Battle of the Bulge and Germany. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Smith and 400 of the “bridge-busters,” flying in boxes of six for protection, bombed German coastal gun positions at Varreville, Joining the ‘Marauders’ with Smith listed as flying aircraft “No. 1-2.” AccordSmith graduated from ing to the 394th’s log, B-26s

and A-20s from the group bombed “coastal defense batteries, rail and road junctions and bridges, and marshalling yards,” delaying enemy reinforcements. Later in the battle, Smith’s unit flew missions in support of the 101st Airborne Division, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, tasked to seize critical beach exits and destroy German heavy artillery.

An unlikely souvenir An undated story from the Wisconsin State Journal in the OAHS collection (likely late 1944 or early ‘45) printed part of a letter home from Smith. It said he completed his 14th mission over German-controlled areas, and looked forward to ”transferring to a fighter squadron so he can buzz Tokyo with a P-38 after the Germans give up the ghost.” The story talked about how on just the third mission with the 394th, his B-26 suffered heavy damage before reaching its target, with part of the wing and body partially shot away. Upon reaching the safety of home, Smith had crafted part of the damaged plane into a small cross for his mother, which he sent

Oregon’s Dale Smith went from delivering newspapers around the village in this custom-made car to delivering bombs around Nazi-occupied Europe during D-Day, June 6, 1944. Here, Smith and his father, Guy, show off the car Guy built for his son. back home to Oregon. During that mission, the plane’s bombardier and gunner were the most severely wounded, and Smith save gave the latter first aid treatment to help stabilize him. The bombardier was so badly injured, he didn’t fly again.

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Smith was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for “meritorious work,” and the story said since then, he’d completed 47 additional bombing runs, “but not once has he brushed so closely with death.” Smith returned to the

United States in April 1945, where he continued to serve in the Army Air Corps until 1946. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

About D-Day D-Day in the Observer, summer 1944 The D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944 and subsequent campaign in Normandy, France was extensively covered in the following weeks by the Observer. Here is a sampling of some of those stories, editorials and ads. An ad in the June 8 paper shows a photo of soldiers rolling up rolls of barbed wire fence “for the coming invasion of the European continent.” The June 15 issue announced the beginning of the liberation of Europe: “The historic news flash, ‘First Allied landings in Western Europe have started,’ was sent over the teletype of the overseas branch of the office of war information at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 6.” A story from the June 15 issue with the dateline, “Invasion Port England” talks about how U.S. troops were placed under strict quarantine, with guards under orders to shoot to kill anyone who tried to escape the barbed wire enclosed set up for security. “These troops knew the secret for more than a week before D-Day and yet they kept it so well that townspeople passing within three feet of them had no idea of their destination or purpose,” the story read. “Several days before embarkation, they were given the last details and then completely cut off from all outside contact.”

Why is D-Day important?

The Oregon Area Historical Society museum has a collection of World War II memorabilia, artifacts and information from area servicemen and women who were in the war.

Guided tours of the Oregon Area Historical Society Museum (159 W. Lincoln St.), including the museum’s collection of World War II artifacts and information, are available by appointment. Call 835-8961 or email

Operation Overlord – commonly known as “D-Day,” was a massive Allied operation launched across the English Channel on June 6, 1944, to invade German-occupied France. It culminated years of planning and buildup. Early that morning, the largest amphibious landing in history hit a 50-mile stretch of beaches in Normandy, on the western coast of France, supported by nearly 15,000 aircraft, including the B-26 “Marauder” bomber flown by Oregon’s Dale Smith. Despite rough weather and often ferocious resistance, an estimated 156,000 troops were put ashore the first day, with around 2,500 killed. After D-Day, Allied forces gradually pushed their way inland, beginning the long-awaited “second front” to squeeze Germany from the west while the Soviet Union steamrolled east. Within a year, the war in Europe would be over. –

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On the brink of a medal Rerun knocks Panthers’ 1,600 relay off the podium MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

It was a weekend of near misses in a push to win medals for the Oregon boys track team at the WIAA Division 1 state meet Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 in La Crosse. Two sprint relay teams for the Panthers were one second or less away from reaching the podium at UW-La Crosse’s Veterans Memorial Stadium. Junior Matt Kissling couldn’t help but sprint onto the track to give freshman Yordanos Zeliniski a hug after the boys’ 4x400-meter relay. Zelinski was busy staring at the electronic jumbotron to see the Panthers’ time in what appeared like a fifth-place finish and a spot on the podium Saturday. An hour later, that medal was gone. A meet official and appeal committee met with every coach before ruling teams could run the race again because of a disqualification on Neenah when runners collided on the final hand off. The Panthers’ team of senior Ian Ganshert, senior Carter Hendrickson, Kissling and Zelinski opted to keep its time of 3 minutes, 26.45 seconds and not run the race again. It was just off the Panthers’

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Junior Matt Kissling cheers on freshman Yordanos Zeliniski after handing the baton to him on the final leg of the 4x400 relay. The Panthers finished seventh in the WIAA Division 1 state meet in the event with a time of 3 minutes, 26.45 seconds. season-best time they ran in the preliminaries on Friday of 3:23.85. Both Bay Port and Appleton North ran faster times in the rerun, bumping Oregon from fifth to

seventh and causing it to miss a Hendrickson took the stunning medal by 1.02 seconds. result in stride despite it being his “We knew it was a risk not to final chance to medal at state. run the race again,” Hendrickson “It’s upsetting and sad,” Hendrickson said. “We can’t do said.

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anything about it. It’s insane that Bay Port and Appleton North ran back-to-back 4x400 relays and ran a 3:24. For them to do that, they deserve it.” Coach Ned Lease said how the race was run again was not fair because some teams used alternates that were fresh, others used their same runners and only four teams elected to run the 10-team race again. The Panthers failed to earn a medal. Their 4x200 relay team of Hendrickson, sophomore Ryan McCorkle, senior Kamron Armstrong and Kissling took seventh (1:29.51), 0.27 seconds away from a sixth-place medal that River Falls captured. The 800 relay team set a school record (1:29.23) taking fourth in the preliminaries on Friday. The top 10 finishers in preliminaries reached the finals. “All of this work has paid off for the past couple of months,” Kissling said after the race Friday. “Everything felt really good and seemed to click. There can be adjustments on hand offs, but overall, it was really strong.” Kissling placed 15th in the prelims of the 200 with a personal-record time of :22.38. “You always wish you can get on to that finals stage,” Kissling said. “I had a really good run and PRed. I can’t be disappointed with how I ran. Next year I hope to be on that finals podium.”

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Senior Lauren Beauchaine closed out her standout career by taking eighth in the 3,200-meter run at the WIAA Division 1 s t a t e m e e t S a t u r d a y, June 1, in La Crosse, with a personal-best time of 10:57.43. Beauchaine had broken a 35-year-old school record in the 3,200 the week before at the sectional. “I was really happy to get to compete against some of the best competitors from around the state,” Beauchaine said. “All of the girls around me pushed me because I was mentally focused on staying with that pack.” Beauchaine will be competing in cross country and track and field at UW-La Crosse next season. “It’s really surreal right now,” she said. “To be on this track and be in this atmosphere is really exciting. I’m looking forward to next year.” Freshman Bree Wannebo placed 18th in the shot put with a throw of 35 feet, 10 3/4 inches. T h e Pa n t h e r s ’ 4 x 2 0 0

Senior defender Brooklyn Kane and junior midfielder Ashley Hanson each scored two goals Saturday, June 1, to lead the Oregon girls soccer team to the WIAA Division 2 sectionals with an 8-0 win over Fort Atkinson in a weather-shortened regional championship. Oregon is now two wins away from a fifth straight trip to the state tournament. The top-seeded Panthers (14-0-1), ranked second in the Division 2 Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll, advanced to the sectional for the seventh straight

year, where they will host fourth-seeded DeForest in a 7 p.m. semifinal Thursday. “We were really clicki n g ,” c o a c h N e l s o n Brownell said. “We are d e fi n i t e l y fi n d i n g o u r groove right now.” Saturday marked the 13th shutout this season for the Panthers. It’s the second time the Panthers h ave k n o c k e d o ff t h e Blackhawks this season. In two tournament games, Oregon has outscored its opponents a combined 18-0. The Panthers have eight players who have scored five or more goals this year. “We are scoring goals with everybody, and it has been that way all year,” Brownell said. “Even if

someone has a bad day, someone will step up and take over for them.” Saturday’s game had been delayed 1 1/2 hours after 33 minutes of play because of lightning before being called at Huntoon Field. Kane scored first off a corner kick by senior defender Emma Halverson in the third minute. About four minutes later, Kane had her second goal on a header off a corner kick by Halverson to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead near the six-minute mark. B r o w n e l l s a i d i t ’s always nice to see the team convert on scoring opportunities from set play. Whenever the

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Panthers to host Norskies in sectional Photo by Mark Nesbitt

Senior Lauren Beauchaine closed out her standout career by taking eighth in the 3,200-meter run on Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 state meet with a personal-best time of 10 minutes, 57.43 seconds at UW-La Crosse. relay team of juniors Olivia Marsden, Jenna Sharkus and Izzie Peterson and sophomore KT Schwass

took 22nd in the prelims with a personal-best 1:46.30, two seconds away from the finals.

Fourth-seeded DeForest defeated Burlington 2-1 after winning a shootout 6-5 in a regional final on Saturday. Oregon coach Nelson Brownell doesn’t know much about the Norskies (10-5-3), who finished fourth in the Badger North Conference. “You are not a bad team if you make it to sectionals,”

Brownell said. “We can’t be looking too far ahead. DeForest will come in and give us a fight. They will put pressure on us.” The Norskies are 2-2-1 in the five games they played against common opponents to the Panthers. DeForest beat Watertown 1-0 and rolled by Stoughton 5-0. If the sectional semifinal

becomes a high scoring game it could spell trouble for the Norskies, who average 0.83 goals per game this season. The Oregon/DeForest winner plays either second-seeded Sauk Prairie and third-seeded Monona Grove at 1 p.m. Saturday in a sectional final at Elkhorn.


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Girls lacrosse

Oregon co-op qualifies for state JEREMY JONES


Bloyer earns first-team honors JEREMY JONES Sports editor

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Oregon girls lacrosse coach Josh Klein said he doesn’t put a lot of stock in the regular season. Oregon finished 9-10 in the Badgerland Conference playing against some of the toughest competition in the area and now they are going to the girls invitational state tournament in Waukesha. “We play hard teams on purpose. Teams we probably know we aren’t going to be victorious against,” he said. Numbers has also been an issue for Oregon, which has been hampered by injuries and had as many as five starters out for several games. That led to several JV girls playing up. For the playoffs; however, the team has held a full-varsity roster. And the team’s subs are now its JV team. “We’ve gotten where we are with only 12 girls on the varsity roster,” Klein said. “Losing the 10 games during the regular season is not a big deal to me, knowing how we did it with the girls we had. Most teams have a much bigger bench. The teams we lost to were good, quality teams.” The Panthers defeated the Wauwatosa Blazers on Saturday, June 1, and the Watertown Goslings on Tuesday, June 4, to reach the state championship game. Oregon will face the winner between the Westside co-op and DeForest, who played on Wednesday, June 5, after the Courier Hub’s deadline. The state championship game is 6 p.m. Friday at Carroll

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Senior attacker Lauryn Rieder scores her third goal Tuesday, June 4, to cap a 12-11 win over Watertown. The victory sends the Oregon girls to the girls state invititational tournament Friday at Carroll University in Waukesha. Copus, junior attacker Ellie Tomczyk freshman midfielder Shannon Gibbons each scored once. Watertown sophomore midfielder Abby Stas scored a hat trick but it was the one she didn’t score that hurt the most for the Goslings. Trailing 11-9, Watertown thought they had within a goal, only to have the game waved off for an illegal stick. Rieder scored an late insurance goal in the final two minutes for Oregon and it was a good thing as Goslings junior midfielder Bryanna Hoefler the lead to 12-11 shortly Oregon 12, Watertown cut after and the Panthers surJunior attacker Emma Wol- vived with the win. langk scored five goals Monday to lead the host Panthers Oregon 11, to a 12-10 win over Water- Wauwatosa 8 town. Senior attacker Lauryn The Panthers trailed 6-3 at Rieder added a hat trick of her halftime and went on to score own and freshman midfield- eight goal in the second half to er/attacker Daryn O’Malley, fizzle out the Blazers fire in an senior midfielder Autumn

University in Waukesha. Klein, who had previous stops at Eastside and Verona before taking over the Oregon program last year, said this is his first trip to the big game in nine seasons. “For this program to reach the state championship game as a relatively new program, I’m tickled to death with their performance,” Klein said. “Even the girls that don’t go into the game are important because they are on the sideline cheering and they have the potential to go in if someone needs a sub.”

11-8 win. Copus and Rieder led the victory with four goals and two assists. “Beating Wauwatosa was a huge win for us,” Klein said. “Beating any Milwaukee team is a huge deal. They’ve been doing it longer and starting at a younger age there. I’m ecstatic.” Junior Payton Urfer, sophomore Izzy Newton and Wollangk found the net five more times. Gibbons contributed two goals and O’Malley helped out with an assist to lock in the win. Junior defender Hannah Breton encouraged the team to come alive at halftime with her motivational pep talk. Junior defenders Aspen Alexander and Fiona Prechel also played key roles in the victory, forcing five turnovers and collecting four ground balls. Junior goalie Lexi Schumann made eight saves.

Five Oregon softball players earned Badger South all-conference honors, including sophomore utility player Megan Bloyer. Bloyer earned first team honors, leading the team in batting average (.395), on-base percentage (.446), slugging (645), hits (30), RBIs (22) and runs scored (18). She tied senior third baseman Brooke McCallum for the most singles on the team with 18 and junior catcher Erin Newton for the team lead with eight doubles. She had a .963 fielding percentage, largely behind the plate. McCallum, the lone senior on the team, and Newton were each named to the honorable mention team. Newton led the team with five

home runs and was second with 21 RBIs. Junior ace Kenadee Nelson was named a second-team pitcher. She was joined on the second team by junior center fielder and lead-off hitter Sam Mikkelson. Nelson appeared in 126 1/3 of Oregon’s 158 innings, posting a 12-9 record and a 2.216 ERA. She had four times as many strikeouts as walks (186-45), including a 17 -trike out effort to open the season at Monona Grove. Mikkelson had 16 hits, six doubles and tied Allison Morgan for the team lead with a pair of triples. She hit .360 on the year. McCallum had a .902 fielding percentage at the hot corner. Newton, who played at catcher, third and in the outfield hit .316 and had a .989 fielding percentage.

Soccer: Two wins from state Continued from page 9 Panthers are awarded a corner kick, Brownell brings Kane up front to help attack at the net. “She is just determined and is good in the air with headers,” Brownell said. Sophomore midfielder Jenna Bennett scored off an assist by junior forward Kaitlyn Schrimpf at 12:50. Senior defender Sydney McKee added a goal five minutes later on a pass by sophomore midfielder Aidan Hampton to extend the Panthers’ lead to 4-0.

Hanson had her first goal at 29:27. She scored her second goal on a pass from junior forward Avary Fanning in the 25th minute to give Oregon a 6-0 lead. Fanning leads the team with 18 goals this season. Senior midfielder Maddy Swartzmiller added a goal at 28:47. Senior defender Cassie Kulck scored the final goal on an assist from senior forward Ella Hughes in the 32nd minute.

Madison International Speedway

Hansen takes home Late Model checkered flag, Frisch, Schmidt and Osborne also winners Rusty Hansen (NASCAR Late Models), Bobby Frisch (Dave’s White Rock MISfitz), Nick Schmidt (Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits) and Ronnie Osborne (Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits) all took home checkered flags at Madison International Speedway on Friday, May 31.

with 10 laps to go. But two laps later the caution flag did come out when Kyle Taylor Hansen won the 30-lap fea- spun coming out of turn four. ture for the NASCAR Late Frisch best of the Models. Things were looking good MISfitz for Stephen Scheel if the race Frisch held off Scott Riedcontinued to stay green as he ner to pick up the win in the continued to hold the top spot 20-lap feature for the Dave’s

Hansen tops Late Models

White Rock MISfitz. It would all come down to the final lap when the leaders had to work their way around lapped traffiC. Frisch came out on top by less than a car length.

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Nick Schmidt and last season’s Rookie of the Year Ronnie Osborne each won a 25-lap feature for the Pellitteri Waste Systems Bandits. With five laps to go, Nick Schmidt took over the top spot and opened up a sizeable lead on his way to victory lane. Dave Schmidt,

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The Oregon High School Class of 2019 will walk across the dais in the OHS gym on Sunday, June What: Oregon High 9, ending one chapter in School Class of 2019 their lives and beginning graduation ceremonies another. When: 1 p.m. Sunday, The ceremony for the June 9 305 student class is set for Where: Oregon High 1 p.m., with student speakSchool gymnasium, 456 ers Isabelle Krier, Emmie N. Perry Pkwy. Hannibal and Grayden Gruchow. Info: 835-4300 The OHS Class of 2019 student council executive officers are president Emilee Lehmann, beside us are friends, vice-president Bekken before us are dreams that Pearson and secretary will never end.” Autumn Stack. Class officers are Jessica Lorenz Email Unified Newspaper and Lauren Weis. Group reporter Scott De T h e c l a s s m o t t o i s , Laruelle at “Behind us are memories,

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Al Tameemi endured a challenging and “heartbreaking” transition after coming to OHS two years ago — he started out his time here not knowing any English. But that hasn’t stopped him from achieving academically and becoming more acquainted with his peers. And now he’s to walk the stage in a matter of days. His family originally comes from Basra, Iraq. They moved to the United States in 2017, as Al Tameemi’s father was in the Army as an interpreter, with a background in chemical engineering. Al Tameemi said his family considered moving to the U.S. as early

Class of 2019 Graduating seniors: 305 Student speakers: Isabelle Krier, Emmie Hannibal and Grayden Gruchow Class motto: “Behind us are memories, beside us are friends, before us are dreams that will never end.” Class officers: Jessica Lorenz and Lauren Weis as 2011, but his grandmother fell ill and asked them to stay to take care of her. Upon her passing in 2015, and as time ran out for Al Tameemi’s family to make a decision to immigrate, the decision became clear. Fast forward to Al Tameemi’s first day of school at OHS that autumn, and he recalled wanting to cry. He didn’t know anyone nor did he speak any English. He could understand parts from studying the language since third grade, but that was about it. But he made it through, he said, with the help of some key educators and some new friends he made along the way. Al Tameemi plays competitive soccer when he’s not rigorously studying, he said. He wants to play the sport in Madison this summer. Then, it’s off to Madison Area Technical College in the fall to study dental hygiene. “My grandparents told me time is like a sword,” Al Tameemi said. “You cut it before it cuts you – I try not wasting time.”

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Piper now works for Riverside Construction, framing houses, exterior doors and windows. “It just kind of fell into place well,” he said. “It’s good money for now and a good place to start.” Piper said he’s already confronted the reality of being a high school graduate, but walking the stage will still feel like an accomplishment, as there were points during his career he said he could have tried harder. “(OHS) has a lot of resources you can use to your advantage,” he said.

Choosing a path After the loss of her father, who had been a supportive force in her life, Egwuonwu said her motivation to succeed in school and travel to new places remained intact. “We’ve lived in Fitchburg my whole life,” she told the Observer. “I’ve never been in a different house.” Egwuonwu is grateful for that and the childhood her parents gave her. Her father, originally from Nigeria, died of stage IV thyroid cancer just as she started school at OHS. She said even with his passing, she was able to remain strong. She ended up going onto state three times as a track athlete — for the 100-meter and 200-meter dash her freshman and sophomore year, making the podium her junior year. In summer 2016, she embarked on a trip to Germany through the OHS student exchange program. Having developed a connection with her German host family, Egwuonwu wanted to travel again and applied for three three U.S. Department of State Scholarships to study abroad. She received all of them – one through the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange to study in Germany, another through YES Abroad to study in Muslim countries and yet another through the National Security Language for Youth Initiative to learn Russian in Moldova. She chose to study in Moldova, as it posed the biggest challenge for Egwuonwu. The nation, formerly a part of the Soviet Union is still recovering economically, she said, making it a different environment that in the United States. Egwuonwu said she met people from all over the world and learned to speak fluent Russian. Though she’s already technically graduated, she will walk the stage with her peers in a week. “I think you come out on the other side of loss,” she said.

Piper said the traditional educational model didn’t suit his needs. He told the Observer he would rather be outside in the sun than sit in a classroom all day. That’s why Piper graduated early. His last day was last winter, but he intends to walk the stage Sunday, Jun 9, with his fellow classmates. “I grew up in Oregon and have been here from kindergarten until now,” Piper said. “I found out pretty early I wasn’t a huge fan of school.” It made Piper wary of starting high school and he said his first day was overwhelming, but key teachers helped him find the right resources to succeed, he said. Piper became heavily involved with the OHS Tech Ed program and spent two years on the Home Construction Crew. “We built houses from start to finish in Oregon,” Piper said. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie. He eventually became a foreman on or follow the project, and found he could make a her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie. career out of it.

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OYC: New facility has modern amenities, more than twice the space as former building Continued from page 1 youth center was around 2,500 square feet. The new center is open and spacious, with a high ceiling. Decorative lights adorn it, giving the center a modern and fresh feel – making it a place for children of all backgrounds to hang out, Supreme Structures president Dan Bertler said. Supreme Structures was the general contractor for the new space. As some kids crossed the half basketball court, they entered a computer room with four refurbished computers. They weren’t so much a hit as the couple of giant bean bag chairs to the right of the computers and some tables. A group of preteens piled in one of the bean bags and took group photos with their phones, all smiling. The center is also equipped with a new kitchen, complete with appliances where youth can cook meals for themselves or with a group. So it was evident that last week’s Oregon Youth Center ribbon cutting ceremony proved to be more than your usual crowd holding up a large novelty pair of scissors. It was also the hundreds of community members who gathered to see the new 110 N. Oak St. space Thursday, May 30. It was the tear-filled ceremony speeches from people like Village Board Trustee and Oregon Community Resource Network chair Randy Glysch, OYC

Director Diane Newlin and OYC board president Erin Chisman. They and a few others offered words thanking an anonymous donor who gave $800,000 to help fund the youth center project, welcoming the kids and teens into the space and commending all other parties for their support. But most of all, it was the big smiles cast upon youngsters’ faces when they entered their new OYC for the first time The only thing that’s left for them to do is move in from their space at Hillcrest Bible Church, Glysch said. He said all of the furnishings in the building were new, in comparison to the old center where everything was donated. The walls were awash with echoes of laughter and conversation – and two Oregon kids in particular had positive things to say about the new center. Oregon Middle School student Tyson Cobb, 13, said he feels fortunate that he has a nice place to hang out after school. If he’s having a bad day, he can just come to the youth center. Rome Corners Intermediate School student Tavaris Funderberg, 11, gave a speech during the ribbon cutting ceremony about how the OYC “changed his life.” When he used to live in Madison, he said he didn’t care about receiving an education. B u t w i t h m ov i n g t o

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Oregon Middle School student Gianna Bledsoe, 13, plays a game of pool at the new Oregon Youth Center. Oregon and teachers pointing him to OYC resources, Funderburg said he gradually felt more welcomed into the community. He said he was excited for what the new OYC was going to offer him and his peers. “I come here every day,” Funderburg said. “Everyone will be okay and have a safe place to go.” Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

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June 6, 2019

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Foxboro: Village officials believe flooding problem stems from overflowing stormwater Continued from page 1 heard complaints before that the flooding might be partly caused by runoff from the Foxboro Golf Estates development that borders the golf course east of County Hwy. MM and Wolfe Street, and they also figured the increased amount of rainfall that has hit the Oregon area in the last few years played a part. What came as a surprise to public works director Jeff Rau and assistant Gary Disch was that two of the ponds that have had flooding issues on the course are the responsibility of the village, and maintenance of the two had been neglected for many years. “When this was developed, there must have been an agreement between the golf course people at the time and the developers here,” Rau said during Monday’s meeting. “I guess they looked at it and said golf courses need ponds, and we need stormwater ponds for our development, what if we get an easement and put our ponds on your land?” The board agreed to follow the steps suggested by Rau and to start the process for creating a long-term solution. Schmitt said he has been trying to get the village to help for a long time and said if steps to solve the problem aren’t taken soon, the course would not be able to continue to operate. “I want people to

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The north pond at Foxboro Golf Course has overgrown vegetation, inlet pipe erosion and bank erosion. understand that this isn’t a new issue, this is something we’ve been going back and forth on for about three years,” Schmitt said at a public works committee meeting May 29. “I’ve always likened it to drowning – I don’t care who throws me the rope to save my life, I just hope someone does. We literally cannot operate.”

Poor drainage What the course is experiencing on the eighth fairway is “a perfect storm of sorts,” Rau wrote in his letter to the board.

Neither of the two ponds was designed with an outlet structure, pipe or overflow spillway, which indicates that the original design may have assumed those ponds would be capable of handling all of the water entering the pond. That is no longer the case, as when the ponds fill after a significant rain event, the water pours onto the course. Rau blamed “unprecedented precipitation over the past several years, high groundwater tables saturating low lying areas, poorly draining clay soils and the

lack of an overland flow route out of the drainage basin.” Finding a long-term solution could take some time, and the board agreed to start with preparing an estimate for a study by village engineering firm Ruekert-Mielke that might help it determine how much of the responsibility belongs with the village and whether there is even a long-term solution. “I am continually reminded daily about how much our village and Dane County have been affected by the record breaking

precipitation,” Rau wrote in his summary letter. “We should act cautiously and prudently to help resolve matters that affect our residents and area businesses.”

Quick fixes The more imminent problem was saving the course from financial damage this summer. To do that, the village started with taking care of the ponds’ maintenance. Rau said the village learned “very recently” those were its responsibility. He said the village engineer and golf course

representatives walked the course and took note of various maintenance requirements and that those will be taken care of in June. The Village Board on Monday also agreed to pay for a temporary pump to help alleviate the current flooding problems and to reimburse Schmitt for electrical and connection costs for temporarily pumping water out of the course. Vi l l a g e t r u s t e e C o r y Horton, a former public works director for the City of Fitchburg, cautioned that the temporary solution might cause a problem somewhere else. But Rau disagreed, saying the amount of water that would be pumped off the course is not significant enough to put a strain on the village’s sewer system. The village also is looking into constructing a potential gravity pipeline that would be shared, both in usage and in cost, by the surrounding condominiums and the golf course and could be part of the longterm solution. The inlet box would allow water to flow into the box and away from the golf course. M o n d a y, t h e b o a r d approved obtaining design and bidding documents for both, with preliminary costs from engineers estimated at $70,000 or more. Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber.levenhagen@

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