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Glysch joins Board

First OSD referendum community open house is Sept. 17 at RCI

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OCRN chair fills Groenier’s seat

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Perry Parkway bends its way north toward the high school and past the waste water treatment plant as Al Kuehl walks along the newly paved sidewalks on the day the road opened to traffic, Monday, Sept. 10.

Years in the making Perry Parkway connection gives village north-south throughway

By the numbers $1.2 MILLION Perry Parkway extension cost

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With the paint still drying on the double yellow lines Monday morning, Village of Oregon leaders celebrated the completion of a project decades in the making. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly completed Perry Parkway connection was about three hours before the village officially opened the roadway. It will serve as a north-south thoroughfare for the village, administrator Mike Gracz said, offering an alternative to high school traffic or those who want to avoid the downtown on their way through the village. At a Planning Commission meeting this spring, public works director Jeff Rau told commissioners, “There’s a reason this road has taken 30 years to build.” The majority of the $1.2 million project – 70 percent – lies in a wetland, which requires an extensive permitting process from the state. The Village Board called off funding for the project 25 years ago, public works director Jeff Rau said at the ceremony, as environmental costs kept mounting.


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Years between the project first being axed by the board and completion

The culvert came in 27 sections, each weighing more than 39,000 pounds that had to be individually lifted into place. Meanwhile, Rau said, contractors had to deal with unprecedented rains and

In preparation for their annual budget hearing Sept. 24, Oregon school board members got an initial look at a 2018-19 budget that projects a decrease in the levy and mill rate for the 2018-19 school year. District business manager Andy Weiland took board members through the “first step in the budget process” Monday night with the unveiling of the district’s preliminary budget. The district is still waiting for final state aid numbers, student enrollment count and approved teacher contracts before approving the budget in October. “We still don’t have it completely nailed down,” Weiland cautioned. The projected mill rate is $10.90 for every $1,000 of assessed value, down from last

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5 Years since bid requests went out There were also logistical challenges to building a road spanning the Badfish Creek. The water had to be rerouted while crews laid a perfectly flat bed for the creek’s new home: a 230 foot tunnel of concrete that’s 12 feet across and six feet high.

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Seven people came to Monday’s Village Board meeting to apply to fill the remainder of Darlene Groenier’s term as trustee, but the board voted for only one candidate: Randy Glysch. Candidates addressed the board for four minutes each, introducing themselves and explaining their qualifications and why they wanted to join the board. Two women and five men sought the seat, many with deep ties to the community and experience in local government. What set Glysch apart from the crowd, Trustee Jerry Bollig said, are the relationships he’s forged with the board and village staff in the course of the many philanthropic projects he’s led, including the restoration of the iconic water tower and pump house and construction of a new Oregon Youth Center. “Basically, Randy has been working hand in hand with the current board ever since he decided to restore the pump house,” Bollig told the Observer after the meeting. “To me, he was the one the most able to hit the ground running with all the previous projects he’d done with us.” Glysch has lived in the village for five years. After finishing the pump house and the tower, known as the Tin Man, he began chairing the Oregon Community Resource Network, which has been instrumental in building the village’s new food pantry and raising funds and planning

Oregon School District officials are holding the first of three “Community Open House” meetings on Monday night to inform the public and answer questions about the Nov. 6 referendum to fund a new elementary school. The 90-minute sessions — all to be held at Rome Corners Intermediate School — are intended to give residents and community members a chance to talk with district officials about the referendum and expected enrollment growth in the district. The first is set for 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, followed by meetings from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. The latest set of ballot questions comes two years after a successful teacher compensation referendum in fall 2016, which itself was two years after a successful $54.6 million capital projects referendum in 2014. This referendum would fund a new K-6 elementary school in Fitchburg, where the northern part of the district is growing rapidly. The district, which has around 4,100 students, is expected to rise to 6,000 by the time this year’s first-graders graduate from


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Cory Horton Lived in Oregon: Three years Occupation: Civil engineer Community engagement: Former Fitchburg public works director Quote: “I feel that am qualified because I have strong technical capability in municipal infrastructure, experience in Cory Horton budgeting and completing capital plans, experience with boards and commissions, experience with ordinances and regulations, and most importantly — honesty, integrity and a willingness to work toward the common good.”

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Daniel Belczak Lived in Oregon: Three years Occupation: Library assistant, History PhD student Community engagement: Historic Preservation Committee Quote: “The decisions made now are going to Daniel Belczak be really important and I’d like to be a part of them.”

Royce Kruel Lived in Oregon: 30+ years Occupation: Retired Community engagement: Teacher in the district for 30 years Quote: “Darlene was a wonderful person. When I found out you were soliciting Royce Kreul for people to take her place, I thought to do that. She was a good friend, she was very happy to be working with seniors.”

Daniel Donoghue Lived in Oregon: 14 years Occupation: Owner, Chocolate Caper Community engagement: Downtown business owner Quote: “We are hitting our growth spurt, definitely, and … managing that responsibly is incredibly important.”

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New trustee Randy Glysch fills out paperwork while clerk Peggy Haag, not pictured, looks on during the Village Board meeting Monday, Sept. 10.

Linda Syth Lived in Oregon: 21 years Occupation: CEO, Wisconsin Medical Holding Corporation Community engagement: State of WI Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund Board, other government and nonprofit boards Quote: “We have raised our Linda Syth family in Oregon for the past 21 years and I am very interested in giving back to the community that has given much to us.”

Randy Glysch Lived in Oregon: Five years Occupation: State of WI/MATC — Retired/Instructor Community engagement: Spearheaded pumphouse/Tin Man restoration, food pantry and youth center projects Quote: “(It’s) my passion. I think I have more to give and I want to give more. I’d be proud to serve with the rest of you on the Village Board.”

Cynthia DiCamelli Lived in Oregon: Eight years Occupation: Assistant director, Community Ed and Rec Community engagement: Board of Education, nine years; several committees Cynthia DiCamelli Quote: “I feel deeply about what’s happening with families in need in our community.”

OVB: Seven people vied for open seat on village board; term expires in 2019 Continued from page 1 the soon-to-be constructed youth center. In an email the morning after the appointment, Glysch said it’s an “honor and privilege to serve the village and its residents” and that he hopes to continue “what I have been doing in the village the last few years, hopefully making a difference.” After signing official paperwork and taking off his tie, Glysch’s first order of business was meeting


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in closed session with the board to work on the village’s negotiating position. When the board reconvened, c l e r k P eg g y H a a g h a d placed a nameplate bearing Glysch’s name in front of the chair Darlene Groenier had occupied for many years. Groenier had served on the board since 2007 before dying in June after a long battle with cancer. She started and supported numerous community projects in the four decades she’d lived in Oregon and focused her

work with the board on seniors. “Darlene Groenier left some pretty big shoes to fill and was a great community supporter,” Glysch wrote. “I hope that I will be as good as Darlene was. She was a very special person.” Glysch’s new duties will include taking over Groenier’s spot on the Oregon Council on Aging and the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District Commission and serving on the Village/School District Cooperation Committee.


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During the candidate presentations, Glysch’s voice wavered with emotion at times as he spoke about his desire to serve and how much the village means to him. “Oregon is my home,” he said. “This is where I’m going to die, this is it. I finish what I start. I’m here because you have to be part of the solution.” The board is facing significant work in the coming months as the budget process is set to get underway Oct. 8 and finish in November. The board is also negotiating with Thysse for how much village money to offer the rapidly expanding company for their new campus. Tr u s t e e J e r r y B o l l i g he was pleased to see the

number and quality of the candidates who turned out. “I don’t think we can go wrong here with this group,” he said. “You all bring expertise from various walks of life with you, so it’s not an easy choice.” Board president Steve Staton reminded the candidates of the importance of the position and noted they could choose only one candidate. “Local government is a place where people can truly make a difference,” he said. “There’s only one seat, unless we all leave and you all take over. Bear in mind, when we select somebody, we’re voting for someone and not against someone else.” Bollig nominated Glysch

for the seat, seconded by Trustee Amanda Peterson. No other candidates were nominated, and the motion passed unanimously. The term expires in April 2019, at which point there will be elections. Trustee Jeff Boudreau encouraged the other applicants to keep their intentions of community service alive, to be engaged in this fall’s budget meetings and to once again seek office this spring. “Don’t let this be the end, let this be the beginning,” Boudreau said. “All of you have a great shot of taking me out.” Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@​


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The Oregon Village Board met in closed session for about 45 minutes Monday to consider its position in ongoing negotiation with Thysse Printing over how much money to award the fast-growing brand design firm for a new, larger facility. The company presented two options – a 103,000-square-foot facility or a smaller facility, up to 40,000 square feet, if it keeps its current location in the Alpine Business Park. It asked the board for up to $1.1 million, part of which would be paid up-front and part of which would be paid over time if the value of the facility matches projections. The village invested $265,000 in 2011 to lure Thysse here, and it opened in the business park in 2012. It expanded less than two years later to its current 30,000-square-foot facility, which was double the original building’s size and at the time employed six times as many people. In April, the company came before the board for a preliminary discussion about building a new, 60,000-square-foot facility. Monday’s meeting marks the third or fourth time the issue has come before the board, village administrator Mike Gracz told the Observer. “They want to build a campus out there,” Gracz said. “They want to have the property to be able to expand.”

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The village of Oregon will now assume maintenance duties of Prairie Mound cemetery, establishing a parttime caretaker position to mow the grass and take ownership of the space. Trustee Jeff Boudreau said the move was necessary because of the “neglect” of the current contractor, which included destroying American flags and leaving grass clippings on headstones. Originally offered as a $12/hour

The company has expanded from 13 employees in 2012 to 80 this year. The company’s proposal, provided by a records request to the village, is split into two options. With Option A, if the firm sells its building, Thysse is asking the village for 10 percent of project costs, up to $1.1 million in tax-increment financing, with $800,000 up front after Thysse buys the land but before it starts building. The other $300,000 would be paid over time through a pay-as-you-go TIF at the completion of construction depending on final costs. In Option B, the village would provide $500,000 in TIF up front after Thysse buys the site but before construction. TIF is a public funding mechanism that pools the increased taxes from development among all underlying jurisdictions – including the school district and county. It’s generally considered the most potent economic development tool municipalities have. In April, Thysse asked for a similar amount of money to Option A, but without the $1.1 million cap, and the 10 percent number was a minimum. Thysse had also requested the village purchase its current building by Aug. 1, a plan that is now off the table, Gracz told the Observer.

position, staff decided to increase pay to $14/hour to target a retired or semi-retired individual rather than a student, as originally intended, because the contract runs for six months. “I would look forward to having someone take care of that who cares about it as opposed to somebody who just does it for a job,” board president Steve Staton said. Public works director Jeff Rau estimated the one-time cost to procure equipment at $14,000 and the recurring costs as $1,500 for fuel and $14,560 in wages.

Restaurant owners recognized for role in senior meals program BILL LIVICK Unified Newspaper Group

Ziggy’s BBQ Smokehouse and Ice Cream Parlor is being honored with a special service award this week for participating in a Dane County program that provides affordable meals to senior citizens. The Oregon restaurant is one of five businesses in the county that will be recognized during the Wisconsin Aging and Disability Network’s annual conference in Wisconsin Dells this Thursday and Friday. The agency is nominating five local food establishments – four restaurants and one grocery store – for the special service award for demonstrating “an exceptional commitment to welcoming and serving senior adult

Glossary What is TIF? Tax increment financing, or TIF, is a public financing method that is used as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure and other community-improvement projects. It provides either initial funding or annual rebates (payas-you-go) by capturing increased property tax revenue from all taxing jurisdictions (the city, county, state, MATC and the school district) of the newly developed property. A TIF district that spends money up front but does not build immediately can be in debt. This often happens with downtown districts that do either beautification or infrastructure projects or industrial districts that build roads and utility lines in preparation for potential users. Once a district has paid back its obligations, it must close and return all leftover funds to the taxing jurisdictions proportionally. This often results in useful one-time funds for the local bodies.

customers at their individual establishments through their willingness to partner through the My Meal, My Way senior dining program,” according to a news release. The five businesses combined have helped Dane County increase program donations by more than $120,000 over three years, a c c o r d i n g t o t h e n ew s release. Each will receive a plaque recognizing their contribution to the program. Z i g g y ’s i s ow n e d b y Mike and Teri Zieglemeier, who joined the My Meal, My Way program three years ago after being informed of it by the Oregon Area Senior Center. “I told them I’d defin i t e l y b e i n t e r e s t e d ,” M i ke Z i eg l e m e i e r t o l d t h e O b s e r ve r. “ We g e t anywhere from 30 to 50 patrons and hold an average every week of at least 30. “Some days it gets a little hectic but we make it all work,” he added. “It’s definitely worth it to us.” The program is open to

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While the threat of rising waters remains around Dane County, people looking to rebuild from flood damages will have a bit less red tape to worry about. The Dane County Board passed resolutions on Sept. 6 authorizing a State of Emergency in the county and waiving zoning permit, erosion control and other county fees related to building projects for residents with flood damage. The exemption is similar to one

adopted by the county in the aftermath of the 2005 Stoughton area tornado. The county has received “thousands” of reports of homes and businesses damaged by flood waters, affecting “countless families,” County Executive Joe Parisi said in a news release last week. “The owners of these properties will face tremendous costs in rebuilding, including fees for various county permits,” he said.

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adults over 60 on Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors can order a meal off the menu, and because the program is donation-based, they only pay what they can afford. The donations go back to the program, and the county reimburses Ziggy’s a certain amount for each meal they serve as part of the program. “All of the money that’s donated goes back to the county to be recycled back into the meal program, and Ziggy’s is being paid a notvery-large amount for each meal they serve,” explained Rachel Brickner, executive director of the Oregon Area Senior Center. “The people at Ziggy’s are modest and probably would not bring this to anyone’s attention, but we think it’s a pretty good honor,” she added. In a news release, Dane County executive Joe Parisi said for seniors living on a fixed income, access to healthy, affordable food options can often be a struggle.

“Waiving these fees is a small gesture county government can do to make life a little easier for those who face the long, hard road of recovering from this historic flooding.” County officials have estimated around $150 million in damages from flooding caused from the record rainfall of Aug. 21 and subsequent rain, with at least 1,650 homes and businesses affected. According to the news release, those figures are being shared with both the state and federal governments for consideration of potential Federal Emergency Management Agency funding to support the local rebuilding effort.


“My Meal, My Way not only connects seniors with nutritious meals, it also offers a unique way for our seniors to connect with others in our community,” he said. Mike Zieglemeier told the Observer he supports the program because he was taught by his parents and grandparents to help people when there’s an opportunity to do so. “I grew up on my grandparents’ farm and watched them do good for everybody,” he said. “It’s one of those things where I liked what they did for the people around them and I wanted to do the same thing.” He said his parents were also the restaurant business, and he “grew up serving people and watching the smiles on people’s faces.” “So I was surrounded by people that really did good for the community,” he said. Contact Bill Livick at bill.

Representatives of FEMA are expected to visit flood damage in various parts of Wisconsin in the coming weeks. While repairs like replacing drywall or carpet don’t require a zoning permit, more extensive home rebuilding projects resulting from flood damage could otherwise require one. Those who reside in areas under the jurisdiction of county zoning, primarily townships, would benefit from the fees being waived, a c c o r d i n g t o t h e n ew s release. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

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Thankful for cemetery repairs There are several different related families of ours that are interned there at Prairie Mound Cemetery. We visited back in 2015 – my sister was from Arizona and I am from Washington State. As was mentioned, I was saddened by the many headstones that were in disrepair. Our family generations include Bethel, Jones, Gallagher and Sholts. Some are from the Civil War and before, some were the pioneers of Madison and Oregon. Seeing the repairs done by

Andrew Palmer and his Eagle Scout project delighted me and a lot of family members scattered everywhere across our country, (which I sent emails to notify them of this article). I am really blessed by this young man’s initiative. God bless him and his group, and also thank you for publishing that interesting article. Clifford Jones Port Orchard, Washington

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Emotional intelligence could begin greater understanding


ne of the first books I remember reading after I made the decision to plunge down my path for spiritual betterment was Daniel Goleman’s 1996 title, “Emotional Intelligence.” It was one of the first books of its kind to put forward the notion that a person’s emotional intelligence or EI, was in fact more important and a better measure of one’s success in life than their IQ. It seems the rest of the world may be starting to agree with this idea. EI, or what’s more Deits commonly known as EQ (emotional quotient), may be the new IQ. Wikipedia defines EQ as the “capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/ or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s).” In the 22 years since this book was published, there has been a growing body of evidence that shows teaching emotional intelligence to young children results in better coping skills, social skills, cooperation and leadership skills that will serve them the rest of their lives. As a result, many schools are starting to add EI training to their curriculum. “Good Morning America” recently featured Emotional ABC’s, which is an award-winning program (2013, 2014) that teaches children social and emotional skills. According to the program’s website, children

can learn to identify what they are feeling, why they are having that emotion and how to make better choices. As children progress, they continue to build a greater awareness through more advanced techniques. Sounds like a dream. Little humans who can understand emotions and learn how to work with them instead of allowing them to explode into she-devil tantrums and he-monster meltdowns? At last! You might be wondering at this point where adults could benefit from this EQ thing, as well. I’m afraid so, people. On “Face the Nation,” journalist John Dickerson discussed the importance for a president to have EQ. He explained that a recent tweet from President Trump had suggested comparing IQs with Rex Tillerson. This tweet was in response to disputed reports that Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson had called the president a moron. But Dickerson said “an IQ test isn’t the test we want a President to ace. The better measure of Presidential greatness is emotional intelligence – EQ as it is called – the ability to understand and regulate your emotions and read the emotions of those around you.” Interestingly, in my study of energy, the vast majority of one’s time is devoted to understanding their own physical and emotional nature. This is due to the fact that humans have invested so heavily into the importance of their own emotions, valuing emotions above common sense. Humanity has been making decisions based on emotions, likes and dislikes (rather than rational thought or common sense) for thousands of years. We often vote based on whether we “like” someone rather than

their qualifications. Emotions are often illogical and not in our best interest, but because they are so potent, we believe they must be important. Understanding one’s emotions and putting them in the proper perspective is the goal of many a spiritual student, and it takes years of practice to master. Our emotions pull at us, they push and amplify, they’re up and down like a roller coaster until we are exhausted and spent. Emotions can build and blow up, causing one to behave in a way they later regret. I believe we can all benefit from a little (or a lot) of EQ training. This new awareness and growing acceptance of the value of emotional intelligence is an indicator that our consciousness is shifting and encouraging us to redefine what’s important to us as a society. It is this change in perspective that will help usher humanity into the New Age energies, which are about group goodwill, cooperation and shared power. I believe the more we explore the concept of emotional intelligence, the greater our awareness becomes, and eventually it can lead humanity toward the conclusion that each human has equal value, and potentially eliminate all perceptions of superiority and prejudice based on race, sex, wealth, religion or social status. This lack of judgment against anyone is not easy, nor is it natural to the human condition. Equality is a higher spiritual value, but one worth pursuing. Emotional intelligence could very well be our first baby steps. Doris Deits is the owner of Peaceful Heart Gifts in Oregon.

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Annual potluck comes after ‘hard month’

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What: Anderson Farm County Park annual meeting/potluck When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 Where: Town of Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road Info: 835-3580 RSVP: calendar has worked with the arboretum, Parker said, and is closely aligned with the research done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the subject. The party couldn’t come at a better time, as the park, at 914 Union Road just southwest of downtown Oregon, has had a rough month. Overnight between Aug. 5 and 6, thousands of dollars worth of equipment was stolen from a garage on the park’s property, including a riding mower that retails for around $3,000. And a few weeks later, trail cameras caught what looks to be a blue, mid-9’0s Ford Explorer doing donuts on wet grass in two locations in the park, damaging the field and prairie. While the crimes haven’t been solved,

Obituaries Marjory J. Furseth

Marjory J. Furseth

Marjory J. Furseth, age 81, passed away on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at UW Hospital in Madison. She was born on May 2, 1937,

Jocelyn A. Bernholdt

Jocelyn A. Bernholdt

Jocelyn A. Bernholdt, 86, passed away on Sept. 6, 2018. Jocelyn Lucille Adams was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Dec. 6, 1931, to Royal Canadian Air Force Officer Albert Oliver Adams and Estelle Priscilla Vessot. She grew up in Ottawa, Canada, and also enjoyed spending summers at a cottage on Horseshoe Bay in Northern Ontario. At the age of 16, Jocelyn went to McDonald College of McGill University outside of Montreal. She graduated in 1952 with a B.S. in Dietetics. A year later she had earned her Master’s Degree in Food and Nutrition from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Upon graduation, Jocelyn worked for General Foods, where she was responsible for developing recipes published in magazines and

in Dodgeville to her parents William and Ethel (Kite) Mueller. Marjory graduated from Madison Central High School in 1955. On April 12, 1958, she was united in marriage to Howard Furseth in Madison. Marjory retired from American Family Insurance in 1991 after 30-plus years. She loved to travel with and to visit her family with occasional stops at the casinos along the way. Marjory also enjoyed researching her genealogy, reading, playing a spirited game of SkipBo with the granddaughters, and

sharing a beer with friends. Marjory is survived by her sons, Jeff Furseth, Paul (Denise) Furseth, and Gregg Furseth; granddaughters, Jill (Kevin) Kleist, Erica Furseth, Amanda (Cody Coleman) Furseth, and Samantha Furseth; and great-grandchildren, Brody and Eurik Kleist. She is further survived by her brothers, John (Dee) Mueller, Gordy (Carolyn) Mueller, Don Mueller, and Dick (Bernie) Mueller; sister-inlaw Judy Mueller; nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,

granddaughter Michelle, sister June (Sam) Cuccia, and brothers, Russ (Vangie) Mueller and Mike Mueller. Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, with burial in the Belleville Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. The family would like to thank the physicians and staff of UW Hospital & Clinics for the great care given to mom. An online memorial with guestbook is available at

newspapers. While at Cornell, Jocelyn met the love of her life, Harry Bernholdt. They were married Dec. 17, 1955. After marriage, they resided in the Chicago area, where they raised two daughters, Linda and Diana. Jocelyn chose to be a stay-at-home mom for many years, devoting her time to her girls teaching them to cook, sew, garden, love learning, and to help others. Jocelyn proudly maintained her Canadian citizenship throughout her life. As the girls got older, Jocelyn decided to continue her formal education. She enrolled at Rosary College (Dominican University) and earned her Master’s in Library Science in 1976. Upon graduation, she was the sole medical librarian at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Ill., for two years. After that she worked for over six years as Director of the Medical Library at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Ill. Jocelyn and Harry were lucky to retire early and shortly thereafter moved to Bella Vista, Ark. The opportunity presented itself for Jocelyn to once again further her education and to finally answer the calling to enter the ministry that she had felt since the age of 42. She was ordained in 1991 and served

several large churches in Arkansas as both Director of Christian Education and Director of Outreach Ministry. She also worked as Director of Christian Education at Asbury United Methodist Church, Madison. In 2004, Jocelyn and Harry moved to Oregon to be closer to family including their four grandchildren, Ryan (Katie), Danielle, and Leah Krbecek and Kelly Heighway. Jocelyn enjoyed an active life in Oregon and taught Bible Study classes for many years at First Presbyterian Church in Oregon. She enjoyed family dinners on holidays, vacationing in Wisconsin Dells with her family, spending time with her grandchildren, as well as seeing her two great grandsons, Owen and Oliver Krbecek. As a lover of all living things, Jocelyn especially adored dogs. During retirement, she and Harry rescued ten dogs and one cat. They gave them wonderful homes and loved them unconditionally. Jocelyn also kept her bird feeders full and enjoyed the many birds they attracted. Jocelyn is survived by her loving husband of almost 63 years, Harry; daughters Linda Krbecek of Middleton, and Diana Bernholdt of Wheaton, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret

Stedman of Vancouver, B.C., Canada; brother, David (Dorothy) Adams of Hanover, Ontario, Canada; brother-in-law, David (Hedy) Bernholdt of Darien, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Bernholdt of Elk Grove Village, Ill., and Margaret Bernholdt of Harrington, Del.; sonin-law, Ronald Krbecek of Merrimac; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and church family. She will be greatly missed by all the people she touched and inspired with her faith during her life. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 408 N. Bergamont Blvd., Oregon, with the Rev. Kathleen Owens and the Rev. Nancy Enderle officiating. Luncheon will be held after the service. Private burial will take place in Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to World Vision to benefit children around the world: P.O. Box 78481, Tacoma, WA 984818481, or online at: www. Please share your memories of Jocelyn at: www. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-9244

Oregon High School, in large part because of that expected growth. District communications director Erika Mundinger said the sessions will start with a short presentation of information and then there will be display tables that community members can visit to learn more and ask questions. District officials hope to release the site of the proposed school and referendum costs later this month, though developer Phil Sveum has indicated at City of Fitchburg Common Council meetings that it could be part of the Terravessa development off of County H w y. M M n e a r L a cy Road. Last month, district superintendent Brian Busler said at the Oregon Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon the district is already overcrowded at its three elementary schools and RCI, its intermediate school, while a “tidal wave of students” is on the way in the next decade. He said the challenge for the district, and the goal of the referendum to build a new school, is to “maintain the quality of classes,” as some students

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would be shifted there from the existing elementaries to reduce class sizes. “We need to be ready when those children come,” he said. Busler said a new middle school will likely have to be built by 2024 to prevent overcrowding at that level. He expects that to be addressed in a future referendum, possibly around 2020. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

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After an admittedly “hard August,” the Friends of Anderson Farm County Park are hosting the organization’s annual meeting Sept. 19. The event, open to the public, doubles as “the best potluck in Oregon,” at least as far as the group’s president, Roe Parker, has heard. “We’ve had commendations that this is the best potluck in town,” Parker said. “People go all out for salads and desserts.” The occasion, in its fifth year, is less a business meeting than a chance to “build community among members,” Parker said. On average, about 32 people have attended in years past. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road. Parker requests that attendees RSVP by Monday, Sept. 17, at the group’s website, After clearing up one piece of business — electing an at-large board member — the meeting will move on to the potluck and a presentation from Diane Dempsey entitled “Saving the Monarch Butterfly for Future Generations.” Dempsey is an expert in the field who

Parker is hopeful the group will take delivery soon on a new commercial-grade mower from Dane County Parks Department to replace the one they lost. Both the parks department and the Friends of Anderson Park lost equipment in the burglary. “It’s disconcerting,” Parker said. “Disconcerting because so many people put the hours in (working in the park).” The park had a work day Saturday, Sept. 8, and had planned to attempt repairs. But on the 19th, the group will focus instead on remembering the successes of the past year and looking forward to its goals for the future, which include adding a dog park and increasing the focus on bats and bees and birds, Parker said. “We’ve seen a need to create more events to help educate individuals about native plants and birds,” he said. “We’re putting up two bat houses in the next 2-3 weeks in the park and working with an Eagle Scout to put up bat houses early next year or late this year.” The group is also going forward with “major” recommendations to the county regarding the agricultural mission of the park, the first public discussions of which will take place at the Oregon Town Board meeting Thursday, Sept. 13.


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Learn to make pasta A hands-on class from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, will teach adults how to make pasta dough, and participants will leave with a serving of tasty pasta. The class will be taught at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St. and is open to adults. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Kara Ripley at

World music instruction Megan Weimann will teach students in grades 5 and 6 about the music of different cultures from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at Rome Corners Intermediate School, 1111 S. Perry Parkway. Kids will play various instruments – drums, ukuleles, xylophones and more – and also explore music, singing and dancing. The cost is $50 and includes all materials. For information, call 835-4097.

Kids Night Out Kids Night Out, a high-energy, creative evening full of fun projects, games and more for kids in grades 1-6, will take place 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 15, at Rome Corners The cost is $25. For information, Intermediate School. call 835-4097. The evening includes dinner and a movie and will have a special theme. Yogi Berra talk Sept. 21 The $25 cost includes all materials Barry Abrams presents a talk on and dinner. For information, call 835- one of baseball’s most colorful fig4097. ures, Yogi Berra, at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Weekend drama at PVE Berra was not only known as a Budding actors in grades 1-5 will great ball player but also a man of learn improvisation, acting skills and great wit and personal integrity. He’s a little French history in the high famous for his quips and quotes, such adventure, swashbuckling drama, as, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and “The Three Musketeers.” Classes will the other half is physical.” be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon, SatAfter the program, seniors can urdays Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, at enjoy a lunch. Call 835-5801 by noon Prairie View Elementary School. Tuesday, Sept. 18, to register for The cost is $40 and includes all lunch. materials. For information, call 835Experience Yoga 4097. Yoga instructor Jamie Frisch will inTap for Kids troduce adults and older teens to yoga Instructor Diana Johnson will pres- in a safe, fun environment 8:30-9:30 ent two levels of tap dance for kids on a.m. Saturdays, beginning Sept. 15 and ending Oct. 13. Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 20. Tap 1 is for ages 7-9 and teaches Participants will learn common poses basic steps, tap sounds and combi- and sequences in a class that will be nations, at 6:40-7:10 p.m. Tap II, for lighthearted and engaging at Prairie ages 10 and up, is for dancers who View Elementary School. have completed Tap I and are ready to The cost is $40. For information, call work on isolations, progressions and 835-4097. traveling, at 7:15-7:45 p.m.

Community calendar Thursday, Sept. 13

• 10-10:30 a.m., Teetering Toddlers Storytime, library, 835-3656 • 11-11:30 a.m., Bouncing Babies Storytime, library, 835-3656 Wednesday, Sept. 19 • 10-10:30 a.m., Everybody Storytime, library, 835-3656 • 11:30 a.m., Brown Bag book club, Sunday, Sept. 16 “One Plus One,” library, 835-3656 • All day, Oregon Soccer Fall Fury, • 6-8 p.m., Anderson Farm County 132-team tournament, Park annual meeting, (speaker, Friday, Sept. 14 potluck), Oregon Town Hall, 1138 • All day, Oregon Soccer Fall Fury, Monday, Sept. 17 Union Road, andersonparkfriends. 132-team soccer tournament, • 5 p.m., Village Board joint meeting org with Park Board, Village Hall, 117 Thursday, Sept. 20 • 10 a.m., Everybody storytime, Spring St., 835-3118 library, 835-3656 • 6:30-8 p.m., Bookmobile at the • 6:30 p.m., Pajama antics (ages gazebo, 100 Hotel St., Brooklyn, • 10:30-11:30 a.m., Stay and Play, 0-6), library, 835-3656 library, 835-3656 • 6:30-8 p.m., Estate Planning • 4 p.m., Teen Advisory board meet- workshop (free), Krause Donovan Friday, Sept. 21 ing, library, 835-3656 Estate Law Partners, 116 Spring • 10-10:30 a.m., Everybody Story• 5 p.m., Anime club (12 and up), St., 268-5751 time, library, 835-3656 candy sushi, library, 835-3656 • 10:45-11:45 a.m., author speaks Tuesday, Sept. 18 on 1950s baseball icon Yogi Berra, Saturday, Sept. 15 • 2-6 p.m., Farmers market, Dorn senior center, 835-5801 • All day, Oregon Soccer Fall Fury, Hardware, 131 W. Richards Road, • 2 p.m., Homecoming parade, foot132-team tournament, oregonsc. 873-9943 ball field, com • 3:30-4:30 p.m, Tinker Tuesday, • 1-2 p.m., Winterize your garden, library, 835-3656 • 1 p.m., Movie matinee: “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” senior center, 835-5801 • 6-7 p.m., Learn how to make pasta dough, senior center, • 6:30-8 p.m., Bookmobile at the gazebo, 100 Hotel St., Brooklyn,

master gardener presentation, library, 835-3656 • 5:30-6:30 p.m., Kids Night Out, featuring dinner and a movie, Rome Corners Intermediate School • 6:30 p.m., Oregon Rotary card party, $3, senior center, 835-5801

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, Sept. 13 Monday, Sept. 17 WOW: Village Board WOW: Village Board Meeting (6/19) Meeting LIVE 5pm ORE: School Board ORE: School Board Meeting (9/10) Meeting (9/10) Friday, Sept. 14 WOW: Oregon Summer Fest Music: Cherry Pie (6/22) ORE: Panther Soccer vs. Sauk Prairie (9/4) Saturday, Sept. 15 WOW: Around Wisconsin: Bryan Bowers Autoharp Concert (Monona Cable TV 9/5) ORE: Panther Football vs. Fort Atkinson (9/7)

Tuesday, Sept. 18 WOW: Oregon Summer Fest Music: Angels and Outlaws (6/23) ORE: Panther Soccer vs. Watertown LIVE 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 WOW: Dane County Veteran’s Housing Benefits (7/24) ORE: NKE Spring Play: Cinderella (4/27)

Sunday, Sept. 16 WOW: Community of Life Lutheran Church Service ORE: OHS Variety Show (5/10)

Thursday, Sept. 20 WOW: Village Board Meeting (9/17) ORE: Panther Soccer vs. Brookfield Central LIVE at 6:50 p.m.

Senior center Monday, Sept. 17 Roasted Turkey in Gravy Rice Pilaf Creamed Corn Cranberry Sauce Grapes or Fruit Cocktail Brownie VO – Hummus Wrap NCS – SF Cookie Packet Tuesday, Sept. 18 Tuna Casserole Roasted Baby Carrots Banana Lime Sherbet VO – Macaroni and Cheese NCS – SF Ice Cream Wednesday, Sept. 19 Chicken Sandwich Cheesy Potatoes 4 Bean Salad Frosted Chocolate Cake VO – Black Bean Burger NCS – SF Pudding Thursday, Sept. 20 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, Sept. 21 Baked Chicken on the Bone Mashed Red Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Cherry Cobbler SO - Harvest Salad VO – Hummus and Pita NCS – SF Jell-O *Contains Pork

Monday, Sept. 17 10:30 StrongWomen 10:30 Dominoes 12:45 Get Fit 1:30 Bridge 3:30 Weight Loss Support Tuesday, Sept. 18 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:30 Wii Bowling 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 Parkinson’s Exercise 11:30 Silver Threads 12:30 Sheepshead 12:30 Shopping at Pick ‘n Save Wednesday, Sept. 19 9:00 Full Council on Aging Meeting 9:00 Wednesday Walk 12:45 Get Fit 1:00 Euchre 4:00 LibreOffice/Apache Open Office Class Thursday, Sept. 20 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced 9:00 Pool Players 9:00 Rubber Stamping 9:45 Zumba Gold 10:30 StrongWomen 12:30 Shopping at Bill’s 1:00 Stepping On 1:00 Cribbage 1:00 Card Party Friday, Sept. 21 9:30 Blood Pressure 10:45 Yogi Berra Program 12:45 Get Fit

All Saints Lutheran Church 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 Interim pastor SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. classic service 10:45 a.m. new song service Brooklyn Lutheran Church 101 Second Street, Brooklyn (608) 455-3852 Pastor Rebecca Ninke SUNDAY 9 a.m. Holy Communion 10 a.m. Fellowship Community of Life Lutheran Church PO Box 233, Oregon (608) 286-3121, office@ Pastor Jim McCoid SUNDAY 9 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.

Coworkers in the Service of God “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:9 NIV The creation of the world and the salvation of the souls therein is a work in progress. Every dawn is, in some ways, a vestige of creation, but more than just a vestige, it is indeed a new creation. The world is clearly in the process of becoming what it will be, and we are cocreators with God in determining how things will work out.Just as the physical universe is in flux,so too the moral universe. Good and evil are locked in mortal combat, and we are all called to do our part on the side of God and the angels. It can sometimes be discouraging to see how depraved people can be. Governments, which should serve their people,sometimes seem more bent on subjugating or otherwise taking advantage of them. Wars and rumors of wars there will always be, but we can take heart that most of us cringe when we see people acting cruelly, and the human heart is more moved by pity, compassion and kindness than by cruelty and evil. And while there may be a bit of larceny in every heart, most of us are more desirous to become better human beings and to help our fellow human beings than to fleece them. So take up your cross (or your shield), and help God and your fellow man fight the good fight. – Christopher Simon

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Schultz scores the gamewinner in the 67th minute MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

After two losses to a pair of the state’s top ranked teams, the Oregon boys soccer team is starting to find its stride. The Panthers (5-2 overall, 2-0 Badger South), are ranked eighth in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 state poll. They have won four straight games since a 2-1 loss to McFarland, which is ranked third in Division 3 and handed Verona its first loss of the season on Saturday. The Panthers are coming off a win against defending Badger South Conference champion Monona Grove on Thursday at Huntoon Field and a victory over New Richmond, a WIAA Division 2 state qualifier last year. Oregon rolled by Monroe 9-0 Tuesday at Honey Creek Park. “We are trying not to focus too much on the results, but the results matter,” coach Chris Mitchell said. “Our big focus right now is to stay aggressive defensively and have no breakdowns.” After the wins over the Silver Eagles and New Richmond, Mitchell said he’s hoping the team can capitalize and finish off more scoring chances. “We want to focus on what we want to accomplish,” Mitchell said. “We have played some good soccer up to that point (before the game against the Silver Eagles) and didn’t have some good results. We didn’t play our best game, but we came out with a result we are happy with in conference.” The only two losses for the

Name: Zac Schultz Grade: Senior Sport: Boys soccer Position: Forward

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Oregon goalkeeper Duncan Morgan makes a save against Monona Grove’s Isaac Bechker in the first half of Turn to Soccer/Page 10 Thursday’s 2-1 Badger South victory.

Girls tennis

Highlight: Schultz scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute Thursday to lead the Panthers to a 2-1 win over defending conference champion Monona Grove. Honorable mentions: Raul Ramos (boys xc) was 10th at the Badger Challenge frosh/ soph race on Tuesday. Clara Hughes (girls xc) finished 22nd in a season-best 21:33 at the West Invitational on Saturday. Rachell Depuydt (girls tennis) won a three-set match Thursday 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 to secure a 4-3 Badger South dual meet. Nolan Look (football) threw four touchdowns and rushed for another Friday in a 40-0 drubbing of Fort Atkinson. Brook White (girls swimming) led a 1-2-3 sweep by Oregon in the 50-yard freestyle Thursday against Milton. She was also part of two relays wins. Alyssa Schmidt (girls golf) shot a 5-over-par 41 to tie for medalist honors against Stoughton and Monona Grove. Leah Rogers (volleyball) had eight kills and 16 digs to lead the Panthers to a four-set win over Stoughton.


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Look finds the end zone five times



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Oregon girls tennis earned a pair of Badger South Conference dual meet wins last week, knocking off Milton and Monroe before falling to defending champion Madison Edgewood.

Oregon 4, Milton 3 The Panthers won three of four singles matches, highlighted by a three-setter Thursday from Rachell Depuydt to beat Milton 4-3. Depuydt was nipped by Hannah Richardson in the first set but regrouped to win a hardfought 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 battle to clinch the match at No. 4 singles. Jordana Burkeland and Anna Donovan added 6-4, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-1 wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles. Sophia Choles and Ashley Johnson had Oregon’s lone doubles win, rolling 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

What’s next Oregon hosts Watertown in a Badger South Conference dual meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. conference dual meet. Choles and Johnson won 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles and Jordan Streiff and Lauren Gragg added a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory at No. 3 doubles. Burkeland had a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 2 singles and Donovan added rolled 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles. Isabelle Krier and Depuydt each won at Nos. 1 and 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Oregon 7, Edgewood 0

The Panthers hosted Madison Edgewood on Tuesday and despite having their chances at nearly every flight, fell 7-0. Oregon forced three sets at Oregon 6, Monroe 1 Nos. 2 and 3 singles and No. 1 Oregon won three set match- doubles, but came up shot in es at No. 2 and 3 doubles teams each. “All seven flights competed Monday to best Monroe 6-1 in a

very hard, and very well,” coach Terry Geurking said. “We had opportunities to win some matches, but I give the Edgewood players credit for being strong enough to win all three of the three set matches.” Burkeland cruised in the first set against Morgan Merckx but was unable to keep it going, falling 1-6, 6-3, 6-3. Donvan lost the first set but bounced back in the second before losgin 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Aliyah McDonald and No. 3 singles. Sarah Boerigter and Giana Schultz split decisive first sets and fell 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 to Kinsey Kessel and Lizzie Drake at No. 1 doubles. Krier fell 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Julia Hess at No. 1 singles and Depuydt lost 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Choles and Johnson and Lauren Gragg and Jordan Streiff also had tough matches, falling 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-1 at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively. “We are going to continue to improve our technical and tactical skills up to and beyond the Badger Conference meet,” Geurkink said.

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Senior quarterback Nolan Look had three of his four touchdown passes by halftime Friday as the host Oregon football team blanked Fort Atkinson 40-0. Look completed 7 of 13 passes for 153 yards and ran for a second-quarter touchdown in the Badger South Conference blowout. “When we play teams that are down, it is still important to play a good game,” coach Dan Kissling said. “We had stretches where we played very well and other times we missed assignments and tackles. We need to improve on this for our next game.” A young team that relies heavily on the run, Fort Atkinson was never able to counter, as sophomore quarterback Avery Rohloff threw three interceptions while only managing 32 yards passing. All three turnovers led to Oregon touchdowns. Carson Smedley and Jack Haefel had second-quarter interceptions, and Matt Kissling added a pick in the third quarter. The Blackhawks moved the ball on the ground at times, however, as running back Jordan Flodin had a game-high 148 yards on 26 carries. Look connected with senior wide receiver Carter Erickson and senior running back Keion Szurdy for 23- and

16-yard touchdown strikes in the first quarter and added a 42-yard touchdown pass to senior running back Dylan DiMaggio for a 26-0 lead entering halftime. “We pretty much executed right off the bat and marched the ball on them,” Dan Kissling said. “The one thing that helped was getting points off their two turnovers.” The other thing was getting a touchdown right before halftime. Oregon got the ball with 1 minute, 30 seconds remaining before the half, and on fourth-and-18, the Panthers caught the Blackhawks off-guard. Look hit DiMaggio on a screen pass for 43 yards before the end of the half. Look added a 25-yard touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Gabe Pearson in the third quarter and DiMaggio ripped off more than half of his 124 yards rushing, adding a 73-yard touchdown run to ice the game. DiMaggio also led Oregon in receiving yards, racking up 68 on a pair of catches. “Fort is pretty young in the defense backfield and we saw on film they were struggling at times,” Dan Kissling said. “When they stacked the box to take away our run, it opened up our passing game and we have skilled guys at wideout that are pretty good.

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Panthers topple Stoughton in four sets MARK NESBITT

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Playing in several nail-biters this season and with many of the Oregon volleyball team’s players having been together for three years, the Panthers relied on that cohesion in pivotal moments Thursday against Stoughton. Senior outside hitter Leah Rogers had eight kills and 16 digs to lead the Panthers to a 25-18, 28-26, 23-25, 25-23 win over the Vikings. With the win, Oregon improves to 11-2, 3-0 Badger South. “It was an up and down roller coaster night for us, and we proved to ourselves that we could come out on top on a night like that,” coach Katie Heitz said. Senior setter Erin Flanagan racked up 23 assists and senior middle blocker Nicole Cochems had a team-high five blocks. Senior Emily Konop had a team-best 20 digs. Bailey Gable notched three aces to lead the Panthers. Heitz said the team’s serving was a key in the match. “They had the confi dence in themselves that they were capable of winning. They believed in themselves and then went out and made the plays.” Stoughton was plagued by serving miscues, finishing with 10 service errors in the match. The Panthers are unbeaten in conference one year a f t e r w i n n i n g j u s t t wo Badger South matches. Heitz is looking forward to the upcoming challenge against Watertown, the defending conference champion that is tied with

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Oregon players react after winning the second game 28-26 Thursday night at Stoughton. The Panthers won the match 25-18, 28-26, 23-25, 25-23.

“It was an up and down roller coaster night for us, and we proved to ourselves that we could come out on top on a night like that.” ­­coach Katie Heitz the Panthers atop the conference. “We’ve seen some great things from our team, but we also talk on a regular basis that in order to be

What’s next Oregon travels to Watertown at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

successful in the Badger South, we need to be much forward to being in the more consistent,” Heitz gym with them every day said. “We’re very excited getting better.” for what the future holds for this team, and look

Badger South Team Wins Losses Oregon 3 0 Watertown 3 0 Milton 2 1 Fort Atkinson 2 1 Monona Grove 1 2 Edgewood 1 2 Stoughton 0 3 Monroe 0 3

Girls swimming

Oregon wins first dual meet of the season, taking down Watertown JEREMY JONES

meet so far this season, losing at home to Milton on Thursday. Oregon earned its first With just 16 swimmers this win of the season five days season, it’s been difficult for later over Watertown and it the Oregon girls swimming wasn’t even close. ‘ team to win a dual meet. The Panthers (0-3) have Oregon 98, Watertown 70 T h e Pa n t h e r s h o s t e d been competitive in every

​Sports editor



Watertown on Tuesday and blewout the Gosling 98-70 in a Badger South Conference dual meet. “It was great to get our first win of the season,” coach Michael Keleny said. “The girls swam great.” Sophomore Victoria Helvig

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won the 200 IM (2:43.65) and led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 back with a 1:16.39. Freshman Lily Gebauer took the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.01 and fellow freshman Brook White added the 200 free in 2:28.28. Sophomore Rule claimed the 100 fly in 1:14.58. Freshman Claudia Schwartz, sophomore Mattea Thomason, Rule and White Photo by Jeremy Jones opened the meet by win- Freshman Claudia Schwartz hits the wall first for her first ning the 200 medley relay in turn in the 100-meter butterfly Thursday. Schwartz won the 2:14.58. race in 1 minute, 11.66 seconds. Thomason, Rule, White and Schwartz also led a 1-2 Thomason and White had Oregon finish in the 200 free a hand in each of Oregon/ relay with a time of 2:04.55. Belleville’s relay wins, and Milton 89, Oregon 80 Thomason and Schwartz also Oregon has a break won individual events. The Panthers have been until returning to action Thomason and White were very close in every meet this Saturday, Sept. 22 at the joined by Rule and Schwartz season, and lost another close Plymouth Invitational. to lead a 1-2 finish in the one Thursday at home against 200 free relay with a time of the Milton Red Hawks, 2:03.09. 89-80. Rule, Thomason, Schwartz “Swimming against a team that is double the size of ours butterfly, 100 breaststroke and and White opened with a meet-best 2:12.64 in the 200 and only losing by nine points the 200 medley relay. White touched the wall medley relay. is great,” Keleny said. “It is Schwartz came charging very hard to overcome the first to lead a sweep of the 50 numbers of the bigger teams.” free by the Panthers in 30.83 out of the break and won the Oregon swept the top seconds. Mattea Thomason 100 fly in 1:11.66. Thomason three spots in the 50-meter (31.35) and senior Olivia earned the Panthers’ other freestyle, finished 1-2 in the Keast (31.77) rounded out the individual win, taking the 100 breast in 1:22.76. 200 free relay and won 100 top three.

September 13, 2018

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Girls cross country

Oregon falls in conference double dual MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

Oregon sophomore Alyssa Schmidt and senior Sydney McKee began turning in more consistent scores last week after a two-week period that left many prep golfers doing more standing than teeing off and chipping. The Panthres dropped both halves of a double dual Monday to Stoughton and Monona Grove and is coming off a 17th-place finish at the Cardinal Invitational on Saturday at the Pleasant View Golf Course. Stoughton is ranked seventh in the Golf Coaches Association state rankings. Oregon lost a Badger South Conference dual meet to Fort Atkinson on Tuesday at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club. The Panthers are now 1-4 in conference dual meets. Several conference matches have piled up this week because of postponed matches for rain. “As we approach the next couple weeks we will need to work on our ability to score when we are not striking the ball well,” coach Eric Instefjord said. “Knowing how to manage a round will be important to our being successful in the tournaments.”

Panthers finish fifth at West invitational JEREMY JONES ​Sports editor

Senior Lauren Beauchaine got in a pair of races last week at the Madison West Invitational and the Badger Challenge.

West Invitational

Fort Atkinson 219, Photo by Mark Nesbitt

Oregon 234

Oregon sophomore Alyssa Schmidt tees off on No. 5 Monday at the Foxboro Golf Club. The S c h m i d t a n d s e n i o r Panthers finished third in a double dual, but Schmidt tied Stoughton’s Caylie Kotlowski for medalist honors with a 5-over-par 41. Brook McCallum led the way Tuesday, but the Panover Oregon and Monona Saturday at the Cardinal thers dropped a conference Grove shot a 194 to beat the Invitational. What’s next dual to Fort Atkinson 219Panthers by 12 strokes. Senior Ally Payne shot 234. Oregon travels to Schmidt and Stoughton a 90 to lead the Panthers. Schmidt shot a 48 to pace Madison Edgewood at sophomore Caylie KotlowsSchmidt finished with a 95 the Panthers. Senior Brook 3:30 p.m. Friday. and McCallum carded a 99. ki both shot a 5-over-par 41 McCallum carded a 53 and Lindert had the fourth-best to tie for medalist honors in Miller Stang finished with round with a 136. a double dual meet Monday a 60. at Foxboro Golf Club. Balance and Believe Bella Lindert rounded out McKee finished strong you play for the first time,” the top four for the Panthers The Balance and Believe with a 44. Instefjord is he said. “Often that lack of shooting a 73. encouraged by the improve- expectations allows you to invite was postponed on Fort Atkinson’s Miranda ments Schmidt and McK- play more relaxed and you Wednesday. A rescheduled Aalto won medalist honors date and time for the touree have made despite less can perform better.” with a 43. McCallum carded a 54 nament has not been detertime in dual meets the past Oregon double dual mined. two weeks due to postpone- and Stang posted a 67. The Panthers dropped a The Panthers have anothments from rain. Cardinal Invitational double dual to Stoughton er Badger South Confer“With the lack of regular and Monona Grove at FoxOregon shot a 420 to fin- ence match at Madison practice routine you never boro Golf Club. Stoughton know what to expect when ish 17th out of 22 teams Edgewood on Friday. rolled to a 185-206 win

She finished seventh Saturday to help the Oregon girls cross country team place fifth at the Madison West Invitational. B e a u c h a i n e c ove r e d the 5k Lake Farm Park course in seventh place with a season-best time of 20 minutes, 34.7 seconds. The Panthers finished fifth behind a pair of Badger South rivals with a team score of 126. Madison West freshman Genevieve Nashold won her second race of the season, covering the course in 18:46.18. She was the only girl to break 19 minutes to help the Regents score a meet-best 42. Monona Grove finished second with 53 points and Waunakee (70) as third. Badger South rival Stoughton (71) was fourth. Sophomore Clara Hughes was 22nd with a season-best 21:33.28. Freshman Grace Riedl crossed the finish line 31st in a personal-best 22:15.08. Twelve seconds separated the Panthers’ final two varsity scorers, sophomore

What’s next Oregon travels to Naga-Waukee County Park at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Kettle Moraine Laser Relays.

Julia Hutchinson and senior Julie Bull. Hutchinson took 35th in a season-best 22:43.57. Junior Eden Meidl had a season-best 22:58.21 and freshman Bella Murphy posted a personal-best 23:31.29. Neither counted toward the final varsity scorer. Lake Farm Park is the site of next month’s Badger South Conference meet.

Badger Challenge Beauchaine won the junior-senior race Tuesday at the Badger Challenge at Norsk Golf Club in Mount Horeb with a time of 20:16.6. Bryanna Salazar (22:28.9) and Bull (22:29.2) were 19th and 20th, respectively. Hughes finished eighth in the freshman-sophomore races in 21:43.9. Julia Hutchinson just missed cracking the top 2 0 , fi n i s h i n g 2 1 s t i n 22:29.3

Boys cross country

Zelinski second in frosh/soph race JEREMY JONES ​Sports editor

F r e s h m a n Yo r d a n o s Zelinski ran to a second-place Tuesday at the Badger Chaellenge. Zelinksi covered the 5k Norsk Golf Club course in 18 minutes, 3 seconds to finish only behind Beaver Dam sophomore Gavin Czarnecki (17:31.7).

Oregon sophomore Raul Ramos was also a top-10 finisher for the Panthers, posting a 10th place time of 18:48.7. Freshman Turner Sieren was 19th in 19:19.2 and fellow freshman Deaken Bush was 21st in 19:20.9. Sophomore Brenden Dieter took 26th place in 19:33.7. The Panthers had 11 lifetime bests.

Football: Defense comes up with three INTs against Fort Atkinson Continued from page 7

Badger South

“We still missed some Team Wins Losses open receivers but overall I am pleased with how well Monona Grove 2 0 we ran and threw the ball.” Stoughton 2 0 O r eg o n ( 2 - 2 ove r a l l ) Watertown 2 0 improved to 1-1 in the Badger South with the win. Fort Milton 1 1 Atkinson fell to 0-4, 0-2 Oregon 1 1 with the loss. Fort Atkinson 0 2 The Panthers travel to Milton (0-4, 0-2) at 7 p.m. Edgewood 0 2 Friday. The Red Hawks are Monroe 0 2 coming off a 26-14 loss to Stoughton (4-0, 2-0), in which they turned the ball we have seen the same type do have good skilled playover six times. “The nice thing is this is of offense, so that will help,” ers and we have to ready for the third week in a row that Dan Kissling said. “They them, but we should match

What’s next Oregon travels to Milton at 7  p.m. Friday for Badger South Conference game. up pretty well. “They do turn the ball over and we need to have good pursuit and be around the ball to capitalized on their mistakes.” Oregon had three fumbles and two interceptions against Fort Atkinson.



September 13, 2018

Oregon Observer

Soccer: Panthers set course for title run Continued from page 7

62nd minute. Conduah scored his second goal on an assist by senior defender Colin McCombs in Oregon travels to the 78th minute to give the Eau Claire Memorial at Panthers a 3-1 lead. About 5 p.m. on Friday. four minutes later, Bjerke scored to give Oregon a threegoal lead. Senior defender Conduah scored two goals Nick Borden capped the scorto lead a second-half explo- ing with a goal at 89:20. sion Saturday as the Panthers rolled to an 5-1 win over New Oregon 9, Monroe 0 Richmond. Junior Aaron Kluck delivThe Panthers shut down ered two goals Tuesday as the New Richmond junior for- Panthers routed the Cheeseward Andrew Johnson who makers. scored 47 goals last season. Borden put the Panthers on “We were prepared for the board with a goal on an that,” Mitchell said of John- assist by McCombs at 15:17. son. “We played textbook About three minutes later, defense in the first half.” Schultz scored on a pass from Oregon scored all six of its Kluck. goals in the second half. Junior Jaison Fishwild and Conduah scored the first Bjerke each had one goal and goal at 45:13. one assist. Kluck scored his “We were getting tons of first goal on Fishwild’s pass opportunities to score,” Mitch- to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. ell said. “We just couldn’t McCombs scored on a a pass frame them up and put them from senior Zak Roskos to Photo by Jeremy Jones in the back of the net. Condu- give the Panthers a 4-0 lead at Senior Nicholas Borden battles Monona Grove’s Zach Zielke for possession of a loose ball Thursday evening at Huntoon Field. ah’s goal got us on a roll.” the half. Bennett punched in a goal Kluck scored his secjust outside the 18-yard box ond goal in the second half. on a pass by Conduah to give The Panthers also got secthe Panthers a 2-0 lead in the ond-half goals from Bjerke,

What’s next

Panthers have come against McFarland and Mount Horeb.

Oregon 2, MG 1 Senior forward Zac Schultz scored the game-winning goal in the 67th minute to give Oregon a 2-1 win over Monona Grove. Mitchell said Schultz’s game-winning goal was made possible by senior midfielder Zach Bennett, who touched the ball and fired at the goal. Schultz cleaned up the rebound, lifting a shot over the Silver Eagles goalkeeper at point blank range near the side of the net. The Panthers outshot the Silver Eagles 7-2. Senior forward Carter Hendrickson scored a goal on an assist by junior midfielder Collin Bjerke to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the third minute. It took the Silver Eagles just 28 seconds to tie the game 1-1.

Oregon 5, New Richmond 1 Junior midfielder Madison


OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET PUBLICATION Preliminary Budget 2018-2019 The public hearing for the 2018-2019 Preliminary Budget will be held on September 24, 2018 at the Oregon High School, 456 N. Perry Parkway, at 6:30 p.m. More information on the Preliminary Budget can be found on the District website. GENERAL FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES Transfers-In (Source 100) Local Sources (Source 200) Inter-district Payments (Source 300 + 400) Intermediate Sources (Source 500) State Sources (Source 600) Federal Sources (Source 700) All Other Sources (Source 800 + 900) TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES Instruction (Function 100 000) Support Services (Function 200 000) Non-Program Transactions (Function 400 000) TOTAL EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES DEBT SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES FOOD SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES PACKAGE & COOPERATIVE PROGRAM FUND Beginning Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES EXPENDITURES & OTHER FINANCING USES

Audited 2016-17

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

11,379,494.83 11,825,658.12

11,825,658.12 12,855,603.46

12,855,603.46 10,869,813.46

3,915.00 20,229,165.68 2,190,008.20 0.00 21,379,096.66 324,346.47 506,663.27 44,633,195.28

3,738.00 21,973,445.28 2,300,446.40 0.00 21,785,965.39 392,470.67 858,958.24 47,315,023.98

0.00 22,041,216.63 2,389,469.00 0.00 23,380,689.00 234,863.00 112,215.37 48,158,453.00

20,951,840.17 17,126,540.49 6,108,651.33 44,187,031.99

22,084,283.45 17,960,444.72 6,240,350.47 46,285,078.64

24,594,480.42 18,854,165.58 6,695,597.00 50,144,243.00

Audited 2016-17

914,429.67 996,713.94 8,101,665.69 8,019,381.42 Audited 2016-17

949,742.28 925,979.59 4,787,682.31 4,811,445.00 Audited 2016-17

35,164,852.42 6,310,259.35 115,154.51 28,969,747.58 Audited 2016-17

191,985.36 224,123.44 1,435,031.16 1,402,893.08

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

996,713.94 648,891.18 8,253,332.33 8,601,155.09

648,891.18 648,891.18 8,599,090.00 8,599,090.00

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

925,979.59 908,595.20 4,880,610.61 4,897,995.00

908,595.20 1,356,263.20 4,872,828.00 4,425,160.00

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

6,310,259.35 683,475.21 156,629.05 5,783,413.19

683,475.21 0.00 6,524.79 690,000.00

224,123.44 205,203.62 1,509,891.63 1,528,811.45

205,203.62 205,203.62 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00

Audited 2016-17

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

Audited 2016-17

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

38,967.54 2,076.60 602,542.40 639,433.34 0.00 0.00 156,433.26 156,433.26

2,076.60 41,122.67 740,674.34 701,628.27 0.00 0.00 156,932.60 156,932.60

TOWN OF OREGON PARK COMMITTEE AGENDA MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 6:30 PM OREGON TOWN HALL 1138 UNION ROAD OREGON, WISCONSIN 1. Call meeting to order. 2. Roll Call. 3. Approval of minutes from the last meeting. 4. Public Comments and Appearances. 5. Discussion and possible Action re: Eagle Scout Project. 6. Discussion and possible Action re: recommendations/decisions from the Town Board. 7. Review of potential work projects. 8. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerks office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Steve Root, Chairperson Posted: September 11, 2018 Published: September 13, 2018 WNAXLP

*** TOWN OF OREGON PLAN COMMISSION AGENDA TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 6:30 PM OREGON TOWN HALL 1138 UNION ROAD OREGON, WI 53575 1. Open Public Hearing: a. Land Rezone Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11344. Parcel #0509-1728000-9 and 0509-172-8500-4; 5995 County Highway D, Oregon, WI 53575. The request is to rezone 18.272 acres from A-1Ex to C-2 and 3.6 acres from LC-1 to C-2. No new building sites will be created. Greenscapes would like to conduct retail sales of plants, flowers, trees, mulch, stone, landscape block, dirt and sod that would be grown on site. Owner is Greenscapes RE LLC, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. Applicant is Jake Fleming, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. b. Land Division and Rezone. Pe-

tition # DCPREZ-2018-11353. Parcel #’s 0509-033-9810-5, 0509-034-9000-4, 0509-034-9000-4, 0509-034-9070-0 and 0509-034-9270-8; 5375 Netherwood Rd., Oregon, WI 53575. The request is to rezone 3.04 acres from A-2 to RH-1, 6.70 acres from A-2 to RH-2, 16.02 acres from A-2(8) to CO-1 and 44.72 acres from A-2 and CO-1. The request is to separate the buildings from farmland and donate remaining land for park/conservancy. Owner and Applicant is Patrick Hermsen, 5375 Netherwood Rd., Oregon, WI 53575 2. Close Public Hearing. 3. Call Plan Commission meeting to order. 4. Roll Call. 5. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board. a. Land Rezone Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11344. Parcel #0509-1728000-9 and 0509-172-8500-4; 5995 County Highway D, Oregon, WI 53575. b. Land Division and Rezone. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11353. Parcel #’s 0509-033-9810-5, 0509-034-9000-4, 0509034-9000-4, 0509-034-9070-0 and 0509034-9270-8; 5375 Netherwood Rd., Oregon, WI 53575. 6. Approval of minutes. 7. Public Comments. 8. Discussion and possible Recommendation to the Town Board re: Draft Zoning Map for Dane County Comprehensive Revision. 9. Communications. 10. Adjournment. Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Posted: September 11, 2018 Published: September 13, 2018 WNAXLP *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OREGON PLAN COMMISSION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 6:30 P.M. OREGON TOWN HALL 1138 UNION ROAD OREGON, WI 53575 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN for a PUB-

41,122.67 0.00 680,223.93 721,346.60

0.00 0.00 152,525.83 152,525.83


Audited 2016-17

88,186,365.67 3,915.00 0.00 88,182,450.67

67,955,014.24 3,738.00 0.00 67,951,276.24

66,232,365.43 0.00 0.00 66,232,365.43



PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX LEVY FUND General Fund Referendum Debt Service Fund Non-Referendum Debt Service Fund Capital Expansion Fund Community Service Fund TOTAL SCHOOL LEVY PERCENTAGE INCREASE -TOTAL LEVY FROM PRIOR YEAR Published: September 13, 2018 WNAXLP

Audited 2016-17

Audited 2017-18

Budget 2018-19

19,847,300.00 4,257,035.00 525,185.00 0.00 406,461.00 25,035,981.00

20,819,243.00 4,338,793.00 525,285.00 0.00 483,931.00 26,167,252.00

20,752,098.00 4,338,793.00 534,035.00 0.00 497,245.00 26,122,171.00





LIC HEARING to be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., before the Town of Oregon Plan Commission at the Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575. 1. Land Rezone Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11344. Parcel #0509-1728000-9 and 0509-172-8500-4; 5995 County Highway D, Oregon, WI 53575. The request is to rezone 18.272 acres from A-1Ex to C-2 and 3.6 acres from LC-1 to C-2. No new building sites will be created. Greenscapes would like to conduct retail sales of plants, flowers, trees, mulch, stone, landscape block, dirt and sod that would be grown on site. Owner is Greenscapes RE LLC, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. Applicant is Jake Fleming, 2960 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg, WI 53711. 2. Land Division and Rezone. Petition # DCPREZ-2018-11353. Parcel #’s 0509-033-9810-5, 0509-034-9000-4, 0509-034-9000-4, 0509-034-9070-0 and 0509-034-9270-8; 5375 Netherwood Rd., Oregon, WI 53575. The request is to rezone 3.04 acres from A-2 to RH-1, 6.70 acres from A-2 to RH-2, 16.02 acres from A-2(8) to CO-1 and 44.72 acres from A-2 and CO-1. The request is to separate the buildings from farmland and donate remaining land for park/conservancy. Owner and Applicant is Patrick Hermsen, 5375 Netherwood Rd., Oregon, WI 53575 An effort has been made to notify neighbors of this proposed change. To ensure that everyone has been notified, please share this notice with anyone who you think would be interested. Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official posting locations (Town Hall, Town of Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon Village Hall) including the Town website at www. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by any governmental body at said meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should be made to the Clerk’s office at 835-3200 with 48 hours notice. Denise R. Arnold Clerk Posted: August 30, 2018 Published: September 13, 2018 WNAXLP *** OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING AND ANNUAL MEETING HELPING STUDENTS ACQUIRE THE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ATTITUDES NEEDED TO ACHIEVE THEIR INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL FROM OREGON SCHOOL DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 TIME: 6:30 PM PLACE: OSD INNOVATION CENTER AT OHS, 456 NORTH PERRY PARKWAY, OREGON, WI 53575 Budget Hearing 1. Call to Order and Introductions: Steve Zach, President, Board of Education 2. Books have been audited by Johnson Block & Co., Inc. 3. Financial Report Andy Weiland, Business Manager 4. Hearing: 2018-2019 District Budget Annual Meeting 1. Call to Order and Introductions: Steve Zach, President, Board of Education 2. Election of Chairperson 3. Appointment of Parliamentarian 4. Adoption of Ground Rules 5. Reading of Minutes, September 25, 2017 Annual Meeting 6. State of District Brian Busler, Superintendent 7. Old Business 8. New Business A. Resolution A Adoption of Tax Levy B. Resolution B Adoption of School Board Salaries for 2018-2019 C. Set Date and Hour for 2019 Annual Meeting 9. Adjournment Notice is hereby given that a majority of the Oregon School Board is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting. Published: September 13, 2018 WNAXLP ***

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FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$60month 10x15=$70month 10x20=$80month 10x25=$90month 12x30=$115month Call 608-4246530 or 1-888-878-4244 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 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market StreetBurr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-520-0240. HAZELTINES STORAGE LLC 52 new-units. 11499 N. Dallman Road, Edgerton. 608-884-8992. 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

Office Space For Rent OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT In Oregon facing 15th hole on golfcourse Free Wi-Fi, Parking and Security System Conference rooms available KitchenetteBreakroom Autumn Woods Prof. Centre Marty 608-835-3628. DANE COUNTY’S MARKETPLACE. The Oregon Observer Classifieds. Call 8736671 or 835-6677.


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COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL & CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MUSEUM “Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall!” Customer Appreciation Week 20% off August 6-12 Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000SF 200 Dealers in 400 Booths Third floor furniture, locked cases Location: 239 Whitney St Columbus, WI 53925 920-623-1992

2001 FORD Bus converted to food truck for sale. DOT and state approved. Deep fryers, flat top grill, freezers and 4 sinks. Stainless steel serving area. Motor has 150,000 miles. Call 608-778-9453.

Apply on line at Or Call 608-455-2323 or stop in at 325 County Road MM, Brooklyn, WI 53521

BEER TAP line cleaning business for sale. Good money maker, work your own hours, work at your own pace. 50 accounts - have phone numbers and contacts. Have receipts to show expenses and income. Must sell due to health issues. Call 608-778-9453.

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INDUSTRIAL GRADE Butcher Boy meat saw. 608-732-7083. SUNNY HOLLOWS Fall Selection: Will be selling mums and pumpkins through Sept. & Oct. No Sunday sales. 2712 County Road B, Platteville, Wis. 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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Counter Sales People Weaver Auto Parts of Oregon has an open position for a Full Time and/or Part Time Counter Sales Person. We are seeking someone who is motivated, personable and energetic. Ideally this person will have experience working with automotive parts, vehicle repairs and the operation and function of motors. Full time will be scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week and is benefit eligible. The part time position will be scheduled for 20 to 30 hours per week. Stop in for more information and to pick up an Employment Application or contact Gina Lamberty at 608-643-2734 x1610 or by email If you are looking for a great opportunity – don’t wait, contact us today!

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RENT SKIDLOADERS MINI-EXCAVATORS TELEHANDLER 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


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Service/Merchandise FRITZ BARN PAINTING Rusty roofs, metal buildings, grain bins. Free-estimate. 608-221-3510

**See for additional info.** Directions: From Fish Hatchery Rd. south-Left on Lincoln Rd. -right on Hillcrest. Watch for Hawley Auction arrows. Tools: John Deere F935-with 6' snow blower + mower deck, DR brush mower 10.5 HP-all terrain, Troy-Bilt garden tiller, snow blower, lawn cart, 100s of hand tools, battery chargers, ladders, floor jack, transit, drill press, 16" chain saw, sharpener, pipe wrenches, leaf blower, electric cords, tie downs, garden hose, electric tools, snow fence, shop vac, trailer hitches, air hoses, tow straps, angle drills, oil fluids, 100 lb. LP tank, pressure tank. Sporting Goods: Barnett Crossbows, compound bows, BB guns, cutter sleigh for snowmobile, turkey decoys & calls, deer calls, gun cases - hard & soft, ice auger, fishing lures, tackle, backpacks, rods & reels, Coleman lanterns, bumper pool table, camouflage clothing, camper toilet. Collectibles: Cream separator, Waterbury mantel clock, Hawthorne wagon, cast iron toy, steamer trunk, crock jug, kerosene lanterns, horse hames, Dick Trickle signed photo, double blade axes, buck saws, Blatz bottles, coffee grinder, grinding stone. Household: Dyson vacuum, Speed Queen washer, Estate dryer, 4 wood bar stools, gas grill, Wisco pizza oven, clock.

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AGRICULTURAL/FARMINGSERVICES CORN FARMERS - Did you sell corn between September 2013 to April 2018? You may be entitled to compensation, from Syngenta Corn Settlement. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727 (CNOW)

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2001 DODGE 1500, 4wd, extended cab with rebuilt motor with 24,200 miles and new transmission with 32,000 miles, reduced price $3,500. 608-776-2859.

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September 13, 2018

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Oregon Observer

Budget: State funding undetermined Continued from page 1 year’s rate of $11.56. That would mean the owner of a $200,000 home would pay $2,186 in school taxes. While that means a drop of about $130 on that home, increasing property values could negate much of the mill rate drop, though it will vary by municipality. Growth is expected to dip slightly, from 6.1 percent last year to 5.8 this year. The proposed 2017-18 levy is $26,122,171, down 0.17 percent from last year despite that growth, something board president Steve Zach said is a point of pride for the district. “Including the expenditures for the both last referendums … the amount we’re asking taxpayers to pay has gone down, and that’s reflected in a mill rate that is at least in historical data, back to 2009 levels,” he said. “Our fund balance at the same time has stayed constant, which indicates we’re not robbing Peter to pay Paul. “That’s a pretty impressive job, in terms of managing taxpayer monies.” Zach said district officials are “sensitive” about the district planning to go to a referendum for the third time since 2014, but he said that’s just “the reality of it.” “We have a good story to

Looking at land purchase Following the board’s regular meeting Monday night, members held a closed session on “Land Acquisition related to (the) November Referendum.” The district is going to referendum on Nov. 6. to fund a new K-6 elementary school in the northern part of the district in Fitchburg. tell,” he said. “Yes, we’re going out for referendum and asking for additional taxpayers’ monies … but the fact of the matter is this is a well-run district, economically … We’re really careful with how we spend our tax money.”

Numbers coming in One of the factors still unclear is the amount of state funding from the 2017-19 biennial budget; a large factor in public school district budgets. Weiland said he used a $0 base per student increase in state funding to determine the budget, and an increase in per-student “categorical” aid (for 2018-19 only) from $450 to $654. He said while that increase is “more in line with what we used to get a decade ago,” he said state officials have already hinted “that number will actually decrease next year.”

Zach pointed out the difference between a permanent increase in the base per-student funding (which is not expected), and the anticipated increase in categorical aid. “When we hear this during the political campaigns about increasing the state (education) budget, it wasn’t the base, which is going to stay,” he said. “It’s just the one-time biennial budget dollar allocation for categorical aid. This year, ‘18-19, that’s a good number for us, but ‘19-20, we’ll just have to watch what happens.” Weiland said the state’s biennial budget process “every two years, increases the anxiety in my office.” “It’s just part of the game, so to speak,” he said. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

OSD in brief Educator contracts settled The board approved wage increases for Oregon Education Association members for the 2017-18 school year that wrapped up June 30, as well as the current 2018-19 school year. OEA members will receive a 1.26 percent base wage increase for the 2017-18 school year, and a 2.13 percent base wage increase for the 2018-19 school year. The increases are the maximum allowed under law according to the district, and will fund the Educator Compensation Plan approved in 2016.

Photo by Alexander Cramer

Gary Gjavenis pulls eMat erosion control material over freshly-planted grass near the mouth of the new culvert that lets Badfish Creek flow under the roadway connection.

Perry: Plans were put on hold in 2007 Continued from page 1 unexpectedly poor soil conditions. “Ruekert and Mielke did a great job,” Rau said of the contractors. The project has been in the village’s capital i m p r ove m e n t p l a n f o r years, Gracz said, but plans were put on hold after the d ow n t ow n f l o o d i n g i n 2007. It wasn’t until 2013 that the village solicited bids under the public works director at the time, Mark Below. Rau actually

submitted a proposal for his firm at the time, Strand and Associates. “Thank God we didn’t p i c k t h a t o n e ,” G r a c z joked. Five years later, the village has finished its ring road, a project Gracz said had been part of the plan while developing the village’s west side in connecting Alpine Parkway to South Perry Parkway. South Perry Parkway, now continues to North Perry Parkway which hits Netherwood Road on the

north and then continues west back to North Alpine Parkway, encircling the village. The project was still being finished Monday afternoon, with crews landscaping and several lines remaining unpainted. Once traffic patterns become settled, Gracz said, the village will look at installing traffic signals, possibly on Janesville Street. Contact Alexander Cramer at alexander.cramer@

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