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Thursday, January 30, 2020 • Vol. 138, No. 28 • Stoughton, WI • ConnectStoughton.com • $1.25

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The Stoughton Area school board is planning some big changes in how it operates, even if they might go largely unnoticed. At the group’s recent board retreat Saturday, Jan. 11, members discussed

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Mary Lou Fendrick is at her dining room table with her awards spread out before her. She almost didn’t accept the Citizen of the Year Award because of her modest personality.

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In the kitchen of Mary Lou Fendrick’s home, she keeps a porcelain jar of sugar on a shelf where she stores $100 cash – for any person in need. And every night, she goes to her front door and turns the porch light on – so people always know they are welcome in. As the 2019 Citizen of The Year, Fendrick is being recognized for her lifetime of service to those people in need. Beyond simple gestures like the ones she does at home, she’s also helped found longstanding charity and community organizations, volunteered her time

with kids, fought for the disabled and worked with the local food pantry. “Imagine with me being generous, selfless with no sense of giving or making a personal sacrifice… a grand, grand lady, true goodness, that’s my mother, Mary Lou Fendrick,” her son Tom wrote about his mother in 2010. More than 40 years ago, she started as a reading program volunteer in Stoughton schools, reading to young children and encouraging their families to do the same. And that is what propelled her to help others. From there, as the director of Stoughton Head Start, she went on to fundraise for a building to call its own, when it was previously a transient organization. She was one of the founding members of the Stoughton Area Resource Team, known as START

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which filled the large gap in services for people under 55 years old. She submitted the first ad for the Stoughton Village Players Theater in the Hub 50 years ago, calling for local actors to come together and create a theater group. While she was a teacher’s aide, Fendrick walked from business to business in Stoughton asking owners to employ people with disabilities, outlining the exceptional abilities of people with autism, cognitive and physical disabilities, she said. She remembers sitting in different homes and business, sipping coffee with strangers. “For the longest time we just ignored them – for so many years – and now all this potential is sitting there waiting for us to tap into it,” Fendrick remembers telling the business owners.

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In 2019, she retired from a 20-year volunteer position at the Stoughton Food Pantry, and she sometimes questions that decision, saying sitting around the house at age 82 is not for her. Fendrick, has children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but she often refers to other people around her as her kids – including her her doctor, neighbors and clients. And although Fendrick has a reputation for being a pleasant caretaker, she is fierce when it comes to amplifying the voices of the underdog, whether it is serving on the Stoughton Ethics Board or advocating for the families in Head Start. “When you talk to her, you start to understand that it didn’t matter what she was doing as an occupation

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A Finnish fur auction house has purchased North American Fur Auctions according to reporti n g b y t h e Wi s c o n s i n State Journal. T h e U . S . h e a d q u a rters of Toronto, Canada-based NAFA, which auctioned pelts from both large fur producers and trappers, were located in Stoughton. The company declared bankruptcy Oct. 31, according to court documents. It then entered into creditor protection, and the company’s website was still indicating that situation existed Jan. 27, 2019.

The State Journal reported that Saga moved into the Stoughton warehouse after Thanksgiving and hired 40 workers, many of whom were former NAFA employees. A Nov. 22 posting on the Saga Furs website stated the company would be taking care of the business of NAFA customers, including farmer relations and collections. When the City of Stoughton agreed to help finance the expansion of the NAFA warehouse in 2016, the company reported having 35 full time and 235 part time employees. Wisconsin is the largest producer of mink pelts in the country. In court documents, NAFA CEO Doug Lawson blamed an overall contraction of the fur industry in recent years for the previous owner’s bankruptcy filing.

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Sharon Corrigan resigns as board chair Accepts new role as interim director at Alliant Energy Center SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

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Peggy Veregin of the Landmarks Commission gives a presentation at the Stoughton Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Commission said historic district is an ‘investment’ MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

The Landmarks Commission hoped to convince community members to create a local historic district downtown through two informational meetings last week. If the historic district is approved, the Landmarks Commission would have the authority to review proposed exterior changes of 67 buildings from Fifth Street to the Yahara River. The designation would not affect the interior of the buildings, nor would it require property owners to change existing

exteriors unless they decide to make changes. The designation would replace the current downtown design overlay district, implemented in 2009 with a similar review process through the Plan Commission. Under the historic district, the Landmarks Commission would create and implement new design guidelines. In the presentation, Landmarks Commission president Peggy Veregin said there will no longer be destruction by neglect, meaning property owners will have to maintain the exterior of the buildings. If the designation can protect

the historical buildings, it will encourage tourism, increase property values and have a single ordinance for the buildings, she said. After a public survey available on Stoughton’s city website closes, the outreach firm, The Lakota Group, will create a report of the findings. After the findings, the Lakota Group will make another public presentation before the Commission presents the proposal to the City Council, who will make the final decision. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie.krumme@wcinet. com.

The Dane County Board of Supervisors has a new leader and Sharon Corrigan has a new job – at least an interim one – after she announced her resignation from the board at its Thursday, Jan. 23, meeting. Analiese Eicher of District 3 will succeed Corrigan for the remainder of the term, which is through the elections in April and subsequent board reorganization. The morning after Corrigan’s announcement, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced she had been chosen as interim director of the Alliant Energy Center. Corrigan, a member of the board for the past 10 years and chair for the past six, had announced last year she would not seek re-election this spring. “This position is both an opportunity to continue to work on the redevelopment of the Alliant Energy Center and an obligation to continue to serve our valued clients and the community,” she said in a Friday, Jan. 24, county news release. “I look forward to guiding the work of the Alliant Energy Center as the county seeks new leadership for the campus.” She succeeds Mark Clarke, who resigned as the center’s director Friday, Jan. 10, and will serve as interim director through May 15 as the county conducts a nationwide search to permanently fill the position, according to the release. Parisi called Corrigan, who is set to begin her new job Tuesday, Jan. 28, a champion of the campus and efforts to redevelop the grounds. “Sharon’s leadership as County Board Chair and advocacy for the Alliant Energy Center to be a vibrant economic development

destination across this state and region make her the right choice for this position,” he said in the release. “Sharon will help oversee the critical design and planning work needed for the potential expansion of the exhibition hall, and I look forward to continuing our work together in this new capacity.” Corrigan’s resignation resulted in a brief swap of positions based on county ordinances. Initially, first vice chair Sup. Paul Nelson (D-9) became chair, and Eicher, the second vice chair, became first vice chair. On Monday, Nelson resigned as chair, citing the fact that he has only weeks left on his final term on the board. “My primary reason for declining to serve as chair is a belief that the succeeding chair be someone with an eye on the board’s future, someone who will continue to serve as a board member after the April elections,” Nelson wrote in a county news release. Eicher represents District 3 in Sun Prairie and is completing her second term on the board. She first served in the 2010-12 term, representing District 5 in downtown Madison. She is unopposed in the April supervisory election. “I appreciate how thoughtful Supervisor Nelson has been in weighing what is best for this body in a time of transition,” she said in the news release “I think we all may be reeling a bit from the pace of leadership changes in the past several days.” The Corrigan resigned, Nelson thanked her for her service on the board and leadership. “Her ability to set priorities, move projects forward, work collaboratively and engage supervisors and the public in the policy work of the county has been an invaluable asset and is a model of effectiveness for future leadership to emulate,” he wrote.

Retreat: School board members working to update all district policies before April was elected president in April 2018, he told the Hub on Monday. Sullivan said the sessions have been useful in discussing complex, in-depth issues. “ ( I t ’s ) s u b j e c t s t h a t require more time and attention than people can bring to them in a board meeting where there are 20 things on the agenda and everyone’s tired,” he said. The first such meeting was to “get everything on the table” that people thought were important with a change in board presidents and several new members. “Sort of a brain dump,”

Sullivan said. That meeting brought up discussions like how to properly put items on the agenda, considering green technology and dealing with bullying. The biggest breakthrough, Sullivan said, was a “mutual pledge” to assume good intentions with each other and staff, something he said has gone a long way in bringing everyone together. N ow, w i t h t h e b o a r d seemingly rowing in the same direction, it is focusing on how it governs, how it makes decisions and how it works with administrators. That could lead to a complete overhaul of its policies.

mentorship for new board members… what you need to do to get something on the agenda and what peoples’ roles are.” With the board set to lose one member, Jon Coughlin, who is leaving the district, and two other incumbents up for re-election, Sullivan said the goal is to have the policies updated and approved before the board takes on any new members after the April election. One of the biggest changes is creating new committees devoted specifically to long-range planning and educational oversight, Sullivan said, with each responsible for setting priorities that they’ll bring to

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The policy committee, led by Tim Bubon, has been working on making those changes for the past year, as the district has hired a consultant to help suggest policy changes that fit Stoughton. Among the goals is easing transitions for new board members so the board can be more effective more quickly. “Many of us had an experience when we came on the board that it was difficult to sort of figure out how the board worked, how to get anything done and what your responsibilities were,” Sullivan said. “That experience has shaped some of the policies coming out of this – orientation and

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the board for a vote. “As we’re looking at the really big questions coming down the pike for the district, it’s clear that our value is engaging those big questions and helping to shape and lead a community discussion,” he said. “For example, what does

it mean that our enrollment continues to decline? What is the impact that’s going to have on our district?” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.

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Norse Afternoon of Fun returns on Feb. 9 Syttende Mai royalty reveal set for Sunday Norse Afternoon of Fun will return for its 68th year next month. Participants can expect a similar line-up to shows in previous years. The Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers will take center stage performing a variety of dances hailing from the Scandinavian countries starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. The Sunday event will include a reveal of “Stoughton’s best-kept secret” 2020 Sytennde Mai’s king and queen is set to occur. General admission tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door, children 14 years old and younger are $1. During and after the performance, informational booths will be set up at SHS’s gym to promote Norwegian heritage and culture. Attendees are encouraged to wear their national costumes, and children under the age of 10 who are dressed in their national or Norwegian costumes will receive free admission. A bake sale featuring authentic pastries and baked goods will be available for purchase, including lefse prepared by the Stoughton Norwegian Dancer parents. There will also be a raffle drawing that includes 30 prizes. “The combination of colorful Norwegian costumes, rousing music and exuberant ethnic folk dancing

If You Go What: Norse Afternoon of Fun When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 Where: Stoughton High School, 600 Lincoln Ave. Info: stoughtonwi.com or Darlene Arnesonat arnesonfamily5@gmail. com or 873-7209

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The Stoughton High School Norwegian Dancers march into the gymnasium two-by-two during the Norse Afternoon of Fun Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the high school. produces the necessary elements to relieve the “winter blues,’’ a news release stated. To get a jump-start on all this cultural immersion, attendees can tour the Norwegian heritage museum Livsreise on Friday and Saturday. Located at the corner of Page and Main streets, the museum features exhibits on the Norwegian immigrant experience. Visitors can also wander through the Historic Depot and Museum on the other side of downtown.

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During the the Norse Afternoon of Fun, the local Norwegian Summit group will set up booths to educate people on Norwegian heritage and culture. The booths open at 12:30 p.m. and include: • Hardanger: Donna Olson will have information about Hardanger embroidery, displays, and classes. • Livsreise: Interpretations and stories of

individual immigrant journeys from Norway and the cultural heritage brought to Stoughton. • Norwegian American Genealogical Center and Naeseth Library (Madison): Worldwide organizations building and sharing research collections and genealogical materials and reaching out to those who want to know about their Norwegian roots. • Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge: Sons of Norway is an organization for those who have an interest in

exploring Norwegian heritage and culture through events, membership, classes and youth activities.

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In addition to the performance on Sunday, Livsreise will host a special exhibit, and the Historic Depot and Museum is open for tours. Livsreise, at 277 W. Main St., has a quilt exhibit titled “Pieces of Self-Identity and Norwegian American Quilts.” It is on loan from the Vesterheim Norwe-

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The grand opening of Stoughton Public Library’s “Book Nook” is set for Feb. 8. bag drawings in three categories: children, teen and adult. Winners do not need to be present to collect their prize. Previously, the Friends

of the Library would hold two book sales each year. But in November, the organization started a permanent Book Nook which has already been

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What: Book Nook grand opening When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 Where: Stoughton Public Library, 304 S. Fourth St. Info: stoughtonpubliclibrary.org

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The Stoughton Public Library is celebrating the new Book Nook where patrons can find gently used books for a discounted price. The official grand opening for the display is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, on the mezzanine level. The prices are: $2 for hardcover, $1 for paperback, $1 for teen’s books a n d $ 1 f o r c h i l d r e n ’s books. There will be treats and lemonade for patrons as they browse the new Book Nook to discover their favorite titles. There will also be mystery gift

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f you’ve been around Stoughton very long, you know we have been, too. The history of our newspaper goes back more than a century, making sure that you stay up to date on important information about your neighbors, that you know what community events are happening and that someone is keeping an eye on your local governments. We strive to produce quality journalism that you can view anywhere – in your weekly subscription, or on our website where you can take our reporting on the go. But, as anyone in the business world might tell you, that journalism – whether it’s being done on the sidelines of a football game, at a local government meeting or at a community festival – is not free. Over the past decade, there’s been a massive shift in how people access this news. Some prefer to read on paper, while others like prefer their phones or computers, and the Internet and smartphones have changed everything. That includes the business model newspaper staffs need to adopt in order to survive, and it means most news can no longer be provided on the Internet for free. So in the coming weeks, the three websites for our weekly community newspapers will institute a paywall. This means aside from some important breaking news, submitted items and stories that are being

covered regionally, readers will need a subscription. Print subscribers will get access to the websites with their $48 annual subscription, but for everyone else, the online subscription will cost $5 per month for access to all three of our weekly publications – the Verona Press, Oregon Observer and Stoughton Courier Hub. We’ll have more information about the timing of this and other details in an announcement in the next few weeks. While you might be able to get some news about your area free on other sites, media organizations with larger coverage areas lack the time and resources to dive deep into many stories important to your community. The news we bring you is all local. Our reporters don’t cover anything at the state, national or international level unless we have a local connection as an angle. All of our stories have a direct impact on the Stoughton area. We are often the only public voice in your city council and school board meetings. We tell the stories of your neighbor, your community’s businesses, your child’s scout troop. Those community stories matter as much to the fabric of Stoughton as anything. Over the coming weeks, you can expect to see improvements to our coverage on the Internet, most notably the posting of stories before they are in print. Online subscribers will enjoy additional content, including

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Slime time at the library Event is set for the afternoon of Feb. 7 EVAN HALPOP Hub correspondent

Learn how to create slime from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Stoughton Public Library, 304 S. Fourth St. At this free event, participants ages 8-11 are able to

create two different types of colorful slime to take home. During the crafting session, participants will learn what slime is and how it works. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing that can get messy, as the activity that will include glue, paint and glitter. Attendees will meet the n ew K - 5 p r o g r a m m i n g intern, Beth Rubel, during the workshop.

Ukulele class at senior center This four-week class is set to be taught by Ann S aw y e r o f t h e Ya h a r a What: “Intro to the Strummers. Ukulele” class The class is for people of all ages and skill levels and When: 1-2:30 p.m. no experience is necessary. Wednesday, Feb. 5 Space is limited to 10 Where: Stoughton Area students and registration is Senior Center, 248 W. required. Main St. To register, call 8738585. Info: 873-8585 Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@ wcinet.com or follow her Wednesday, Feb. 26. All on Twitter at @Heidefour sessions will cost $25. mannEmilie.


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Learning a new musical instrument can be a fun and exciting new experience. With that in mind, the Stoughton Area Senior Center is hosting its first “Intro to the Ukulele” class from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 248 W. Main St. More classes will take place at the same time We d n e s d a y, F e b. 1 2 ; Wednesday, Feb. 19 and

If You Go What: Slime Science When: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Feb. 7 Where: Stoughton Public Library, 304 S Fourth St. Info: Email Amanda Bosky at storef@stolib. org


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Debuts, favorites for second half of season Concerts begin Jan. 31 with Andrew Marlin, Emily Frantz

If You Go Stoughton Opera House, 381 S. Main St., Stoughton To purchase tickets: buy directly at the Opera House box office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday — Friday, or call the Opera House at 877-4400. More info: stoughtonoperahouse.com

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Trombonist and composer David L. Harris returns to the Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

Ron Artis II & the Truth will make their debut here Wednesday, March 18.

The Travelin’ McCourys (Saturday, March 7), Ron A r t i s I I a n d t h e Tr u t h (Wednesday, March 18) and a solo performance by singer-songwriter Darrell Scott (Thursday, March 26). Other artists Brehm mentioned include Taj Mahal (Thursday, April 23), Rodney Crowell (Friday, April 24) and Peter Rowan (Saturday, May 2). Brehm’s choices overlap with a short list favored by house manager Brandi Brandes, who also noted the upcoming Harris and Artis concerts, along with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, who’ll perform country and bluegrass music on Friday, April 17. “Listening to them is like taking a bluegrass and country master’s class,” Brandes said. “They feature extraordinary musicianship.” Brehm described Artis as a “great guitar player from Hawaii” who’s adept on both acoustic and electric instruments. His music

impressed with the local culture. She said that she’s “continually blown away” by Stoughton’s sense of culture and community. “The thing that really blew me away is how many people walk into the box office and order tickets for the artists they like, but then also for ones they’re not familiar with,” she said. “That’s unheard of in the Bay Area. There, everyone is super drilled down into

ranges from introspective acoustic sounds to high-energy electric guitar accompanied by bass and drums. Brandes said Artis has a “phenomenal sound” that blends a number of styles. “He’s also a great storyteller,” she observed. Both Brehm and Brandes have high praise and expectations for the David L. Harris performance, whose music “embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of blues,” according to an Opera House billing. “I’m a huge fan of creative musicians,” Brandes said. “He’s one of those musicians who really digs deep and comes up with his own sound. You can hear his New Orleans and Southern-jazz influences, and he plays music that’s honest and from the heart,” she added. Brandes, who took the job as Opera House manager in September after relocating from San Francisco, told the Hub she’s been

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their very specific preferences.” Brandes also said she loves working in the historic Opera House building and its “story.” “I keep comparing it to the Bay Area,” she reflected. “The Bay Area is so much about huge institutions and corporate sponsors, and the Opera House is the story of


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a huge community of individuals who came together and rolled up their sleeves to make something amazing happen. It’s just great to be a part of that.” Waxing philosophical, Brehm said it’s a challenge to overcome the political divisiveness in the country right now, but the Opera House hopes to address it by “treating everyone with respect and bringing great music to local audiences.” Contact Bill Livick at bill. livick@wcinet.com




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After a seasonal break, music is to return to the Stoughton Opera House on the last day of January. The second half of the 2019-20 season gets underway Jan. 31, starting with acoustic music from Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, who began performing as Mandolin Orange in 2009 and have risen to the top of the Americana music scene. Unfortunately for those who don’t already have tickets, the concert is sold out. But Opera House director Bill Brehm says it’s an “exciting” way to begin the new year. “We haven’t had them before and I’m sure they’re going to sound really great in our theater,” he predicted. With around 30 shows coming to the Opera House in the next five months, fans of acoustic music will have lots of opportunities to satisfy what their ears are craving. While the emphasis is on folk, bluegrass and country music, there’s also gypsy jazz (with Madison’s Harmonious Wail), rock and international styles (Ladysmith Black Mambazo, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet) on tap. Brehm said there is a slew of upcoming shows he’s personally anticipating, including trombonist and composer David L. Harris (Saturday, Feb. 29),

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Coming up

Community calendar

Human Trafficking seminar A community seminar on human trafficking is set for 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Christ the King Community Church, 401 W. Main St., Learn about Human Trafficking and how it is affecting every community. Participants will leave with information on what to look out for and how to avoid it. For information, call the church at 877-0303.

Spaghetti fundraiser St. Ann Catholic School is holding its 16th annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at 324 N. Harrison St. Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for children and seniors. Children ages 4 years and younger are free. Attendees will pay $2 more at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sunday Mass or the St. Ann School office. The meal includes meatballs, spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and refreshments. There will also be raffles. For information, contact 873-3343.

Living with diabetes A 6-week course on “Healthy Living with Diabetes” starts 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 4 to March. 17. Baha’i Faith

The course is at Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St. Registration is required. This workshop is designed to help adults with Type 2 Diabetes, or pre-diabetes, learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. This workshop complements existing treatments a participant receives. For information, contact Sonja at 873-2356.


1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton • 873-7494 covlutheran@covluth.org • covluth.org Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. Fellowship

Bible Baptist Church

2095 Hwy. W, Utica 873-7077 • 423-3033 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship

Christ Lutheran Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Family express with Sunday school: 9:10 a.m.

Christ the King Community Church 401 W. Main St., Stoughton • 877-0303 christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Ezra Church


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Stoughton Baptist Church St. Ann Catholic Church

310 E. Washington, Stoughton 873-7761 • flcstoughton.com Sunday: 8:30 and 10 a.m. Worship

Fulton Church

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville 882-4408 Pastor Karla Brekke Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton 561-7450 • albionsdb@gmail.com forministry.com/USWISDBGCASD1 Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10

First Lutheran Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Cooksville Lutheran Church

Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton • 873-6517 Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Worship

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton • 873-9106 Saturday: 6 p.m. Worship Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton 877-0439 • Missionaries 957-3930 Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school and Primary

Participants can learn how to make the traditional Norweigian cuisine on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St. There are two sessions for the lefse class, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. General admission is $20, and children 12 years and younger are $10. Registration is required. For information, email arnesonfamily5@gmail.com.

515 E. Main St., Stoughton • 834-9050 ezrachurch.com Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton 884-8512 • fultonchurch.org Saturday: 8 a.m. prayer breakfast Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship Coffee Fellowship: 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Varsity (High Schoolers): 12-3 p.m. AWANA (age 2-middle school): 3-5 p.m.

Christian Assembly Church

Lefse class

The Stoughton Hospital is offering a free “Stop suffering from GERD” seminar 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 900 Ridge. St. “Antacids and other medication may reduce GERD symptoms, however studies suggest long-term use of Friends of the library annual GERD medication might be risky,” according to the event description. meeting The Friends of the Stoughton Dr. Aaron Schwaab will present alternative solutions to medication. Public Library will be holding their For information, call 873-6611. annual meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Carnegie Room. Art with Michael Hecht A check will be presented to the Community leader Michael Hecht library director generated from fundis presenting a four part series startraisers held during the previous year. ing Feb. 7. The Friends Volunteer of the Year The Art Program will cover primitive art to modern times and starts award will also be presented. Opportunities to meet the Friends 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the group and become involved will be Stoughton Area Senior Center. The series will continue from available. For information visit stoughton 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays, May 1, library.org/friends or call 873-4050. Aug, 7, and Nov. 6. Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911 or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225 us.bahai.org Stoughton study classes.

Hecht will share interesting facts from the art of the ancient Mayan to contemporary painter Jackson Pollock. For information, call the senior center at 873-8585.

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton 873-5924 Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Education hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:15-9:45 a.m.

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton 873-9838 • lakevc.org Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-6448 • 873-7633 Weekday Mass: Nazareth House and St. Ann’s Church Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.; Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

• 3 p.m., Computer class (third Thursday each month), senior center, 873-8585 Friday, Jan. 31 • 5 p.m., Spaghetti Dinner, St. Ann School fundraiser, 324 N. Harrison St., 873-3343

Saturday, Feb. 1

• 9:30 a.m., Human Trafficking Info Seminar, Christ the King Community Church, 401 W. Main St., 877-0303 • 9:15 a.m., Stoughton area democrats monthly meeting, library, stoughtondems.org • 10 a.m., Groundhog Day sampling, Yahara Chocolate, 261 W. Main St., 358-4839 • 11 a.m., Yoga classes, “Open your heart,” Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356

Monday, Feb. 3

• 5:30-6:15 p.m., Gathering Table free community meal (first and third Mondays), senior center, 206-1178 • 7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Board meeting, Town Hall, 654 Cty. Road N (first and third Mondays of each month) •7-9:30 p.m., Stoughton Area School District board meeting (first and second Monday of each month), 320 North Street, 877-5000

Tuesday, Feb. 4

• 9:30-11 a.m., Memory Cafe (first Tuesday each month), Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-8585 • 11:45 a.m., Tuesday topics, senior center, 873-8585 • 2 p.m., Healthy Living with Diabetes 6-week course, Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356 • 6 p.m., Downtown Revitalization Committee, 381 E. Main St.,.ci.stoughton.wi.us

Wednesday, Feb. 5

• 10:30 a.m., Minicourse with Professor Jay Hatheway, senior center, 873-8585 • 1 p.m., Intro to Ukulele class, senior center, 8738585 • 3:30 p.m., Reading buddies, library, 873-6281 • 5:30 p.m., Stop suffering from GERD class, Stoughton Hospital, 900 RIdge St., 873-6611 Thursday, Feb. 6 • 6:30 p.m., Adult Craft Club, library, 873-6281 • 6:30 p.m., Third and Fourth grader concert, Sandhill Elementary School, 1920 Lincoln Ave., 877-5400

Friday, Feb. 7

• 12:30 p.m., Art Program with Michael Hecht, senior center, 873-8585 • 1 p.m., First Friday Movies (“The Lion King”), senior center, 873-8585 • 3:30 p.m., Slime science, library, 873-281

United Methodist of Stoughton 525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton stoughtonmethodist.org Stoughtonumc@Wisconsinumc.org Sunday: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. - Full Worship

United Pentecostal Church of Stoughton

1501 E. Main St., Stoughton • 608-513-2600 Pastor Rich Thomas • rthomas@cgcmadison.org upcstoughton.com Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., Thursday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church 1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - Worship

Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church 2633 Church St., Cottage Grove Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship 11 a.m. Bible study

Science and Religion Did you know that the man who first formulated the Big Bang theory was a Jesuit priest? Georges Lemaitre was a Jesuit-trained mathematician, astronomer and physicist who surmised that the recession of nearby galaxies could be explained by an expanding universe, and went on to develop what he called the theory of the primeval atom (later referred to as the “Big Bang”theory). Lemaitre postulated that if we extrapolate backwards from the observable fact of an expanding universe we come to a point in the distant past when the entire mass of the universe was concentrated in a single point, the “primeval atom,” as it were, from which time and space as we know them came into existence. Lemaitre believed that this event was essentially the creation of the physical universe, and although Lemaitre wasn’t prone to mixing scientific and religious explanations, he didn’t see any conflict here. Gregor Mendel, the man who is usually considered the father of modern Genetics, was an Augustinian friar. His work with pea plants established many of the rules of heredity, giving us the terms “recessive” and “dominant”with respect to inherited traits. Mendel’s work is important because it explains an important mechanism by which species change over time. Religion is sometimes seen as the benighted cousin of ignorance and superstition, but in reality, truth is one. There is only conflict if we insist on reading ancient religious texts as scientific treatises, which they were never intended to be. -Christopher Simon

Food pantries City of Stoughton Food Pantry

The City of Stoughton Food Pantry, 520 S. Fourth St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It will also be open from 4-6 p.m. Thursday evenings and the first Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m.

SUMC Food Pantry

The Stoughton United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 525 Lincoln Ave., is open from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesdays. It will also be open from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays.

Personal Essentials Pantry

The Personal Essentials Pantry (PEP), 343 E. Main St., is open from 1-5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each Month. The pantry will be closed on holidays and if SASD is closed due to weather.

Support groups Diabetic Support Group • 6 p.m., second Monday, Stoughton Hospital, 873-2356 Dementia Caregivers • 2 p.m., second Thursday, senior center, 873-8585 Crohn’s/Colitis/IBD Support Group • 5:30 p.m., third Wednesday, Stoughton Hospital, 873-7928 Grief Support Groups • 2 p.m., third Wednesday, senior center, 873-8585 Low Vision Support • 1-2:30 p.m., third Thursday, senior center, 873-8585 Parkinson’s Group • 1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth Wednesday, senior center, 873-8585 Multiple Sclerosis Group • 10-11:30 a.m., second Tuesday, senior center, 873-8585

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Boys basketball

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Statement win for Vikes MIS part of MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

Stoughton and DeForest entered the second-place Badger Challenge game tied for fifth in the Division 2 Associated Press state poll. The Vikings emerged with a statement victory. Stoughton senior Adam Hobson scored a gamehigh 20 points in a 75-61 win Saturday, Jan. 25, at Edgewood High School. “ T h i s w h o l e y e a r, Coach (Nolan) Weber has been harping on this big game because of the seeding, because of playing them in the summer and them beating us up in the playoffs last year,” Hobson said. “They are a really physical and tough team. Coach kind of calls us out on it, and we really took that to heart.” Stoughton junior guard Cael McGee scored 18 points and had a thunderous two-handed dunk in the second half. The Vikings outscored the Norskies 37-23 in the final 18 minutes to improve to 12-2 overall. The South won the Badger Challenge 5-3 over the North. Monroe rallied to beat Waunakee 70-68 in the first-place game. Stoughton has won six straight games since a

55-54 loss to Chippewa Falls on Dec. 27 at Middleton’s Cardinal Holiday Classic. The Norskies were called for an intentional foul and the Vikings were called for two technical fouls on the same play with 11:36 left in the second half. Stoughton senior Nathan Hutcherson missed two free throws and DeForest sophomore Max Weisbrod knocked down two foul shots to cut the Vikings’ lead to 41-38. Stoughton then went on a 22-9 run sparked by its half-court pressure defense. Weber said in two losses to DeForest last summer, there were moments where the Vikings broke down mentally similar to the series of technical fouls Saturday. “That’s great for our poise and mentality to be good enough to come back from that,” Weber said. “That’s a huge step for us. That is what has stopped us from being great the last couple of years.” We i s b r o d s c o r e d a game-high 26 points, but Stoughton capitalized on Photo by Mark Nesbitt 11 DeForest turnovers in Stoughton senior Adam Hobson (middle) goes up for a shot down low the second half. “Last year, I didn’t over DeForest senior Trey Schroeder (left) in the second-place Badger Challenge game on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Edgewood High School. Turn to Boys hoops/Page 9 Hobson scored a team-high 20 points in the Vikings’ 75-61 win.


Marshall remains on top at Girls Championship ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton junior Rose Ann Marshall won her second consecutive Wisconsin High School Girls Championship on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Wausau West High School. Marshall won the 113-pound title with a 3-0 record. She won a 9-4 decision over Poynette’s Gwen Golueke, pinned Holmen’s Jaida Harshman in 1:41, and beat Wausau West’s Hope Trevino 12-6 in the championship match. Marshall racked up 24 points by herself, placing Stoughton in a tie for 18th in the team standings. Milwaukee Reagan won the team title with 73.5 points.

Zelinski Memorial Duals

Stoughton also competed as a team Saturday at Whitnall High School in Greenfield. The Vikings entered undefeated in dual competition, but finished third out of 16 teams with a 3-2 record. Stoughton (20-2) defeated Shoreland Lutheran 73-6, Kenosha Bradford/Reuther 71-12 and West Bend East

Photo by Adam Feiner

Stoughton senior Jacob Gibson (back) controls Milton’s Seth Haldiman during their 145-pound match Thursday, Jan. 23, in Stoughton. Gibson won by 14-4 major decision, and the Vikings won the dual 53-13. 52-12. The Vikings lost to Mukwonago (48-25) and New Prague, Minnesota (4121). Three Vikings went undefeated on the day – Nicolar Rivera (126 pounds), Luke Mechler (160) and Brooks Empey (220). Rivera pinned Shoreland Lutheran’s Tanner Johnson in 10 seconds, Mukwonago’s Antonio Klinkerfues in 1:23 and Bradford/Reuther’s

Sebastian Rosales in 1:46. He won by 20-12 major decision over West Bend East’s Dan Ciriacks and edged New Prague’s Joey Novak 4-2. Mechler pinned Bradford/ Reuther’s Eli Douglas in 48 seconds and Mukwonago’s Dominic Wiebelhaus in 1:25, won by 16-1 technical fall over West Bend East’s Damian Zapata, won by injury default against New Prague’s Ethan Gregory and received a

forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran. Empey pinned Bradford/ Reuther’s Lewis Pruitt in 16 seconds, New Prague’s Jarek Tikalsky in 37 seconds and West Bend East’s Dom Champagne in 52 seconds. He won by 8-0 major decis i o n ove r M u k wo n a g o ’s Caleb Willmann and received a forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran. The Vikings’ Chance Suddeth and Gavin Model finished 4-1 in two different weight classes. At 106, Suddeth pinned Bradford/Reuther’s Santino Pigmotti in 1:49, won by 14-0 major decision over Shoreland Lutheran’s Mason Gill, received a forfeit victory against Mukwonago and lost 3-2 in overtime against New Prague’s Koy Buesgens. He bumped up to 113 and pinned West Bend East’s Darrin Parve in 1:05. At 145, Model pinned Shoreland Lutheran’s Lane Villareal in 39 seconds, won by 17-0 tech fall against Bradford/Reuther’s Cole R a m o s , b e a t We s t B e n d

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new HSRA ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Two Wisconsin racing facilities announced Thursday, Jan. 23, the formation of a new High School Racing Association (HSRA). This new association is a combined effort between Madison International Speedway and the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway. The speedways’ goal goal is to provide youth an economic entry into stock car racing. The HSRA will feature high-school-aged drivers in competition throughout the summer months. Other racing facilities are expected to join the association as the 2020 season progresses. “This is something that we have been working on for quite some time,” HSRA co-founder Chuck Deery said in a release obtained by the Observer/Courier Hub. “We have seen the potential in this style of racing through our Street Stock and 6shooter classes, not only at our tracks but tracks throughout the country. This division gives teenagers a fun and inexpensive way to become involved in auto racing. “The number of youths involved in E-sports such as iracing is tremendous. This is a way to get them further involved in the sport they love.” Deery added that the goal is to add tracks throughout North America into the program and continue to grow the HSRA’s reach each season. The HSRA will feature American Production six-cylinder sedans with various safety enhancements. The driver’s high school colors and mascot must be incorporated into the paint scheme of the car’s roof at a minimum. Students entering their freshman year of high school, current high school students and those just graduated from high school, with a minimum age of 14 and maximum age of 19, will be eligible to compete. Anyone under the age of 18 wishing to enter the pit garage area will need to have a completed Minor’s Release form on file at each track they wish to attend. A complete set of rules and regulations can be found on the official HSRA website at www. highschoolracing.org. State champions will be crowned in each participating state. The driver’s six-best feature event finishes in the state they compete in will be used to determine the final standings. In the event of a tie, the finishing order at the regional event will be used to determine the state champion. Host facilities may or may not choose to crown a track champion. Drivers choosing to become members of the HSRA ($20 annual membership fee) will not be charged a pit admission fee at any HSRA-sanctioned event. Any student who possesses a valid school ID and wishes to work with a car will be admitted into the pit area at the lowest rate offered each night, usually matching what a racing Member is paying ($20-$25). Pit admission age varies from track to track. HSRA events will take place on both dirt and asphalt oval racing tracks, no larger than a quarter of a mile in length, from June through the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend. Each track can host up to six regular-season events per season, not counting regional or national events. Racing facilities interested in hosting HSRA events are encouraged to contact Gregg McKarns at gm@misracing.com. Madison International Speedway is set to host HSRA events on the following Fridays: June 5, June 19, July 17, July 31 and Aug. 21. La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem is set to host HSRA events on the following dates: Saturday, June 13, Thursday, July 2, Saturday, July 11, Saturday, July 18, Saturday, Aug. 8, and the Midwest Regionals on Saturday, Sept. 5. Drivers must have participated in three HSRA events in the calendar year to qualify for the Midwest Regionals. The regional events are expected to move locations annually.


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Boys hockey

Vikings snap 6-game losing streak ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton snapped a sixgame losing streak with a 6-2 home win over Monona Grove on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Mandt Community Center. The Vikings were coming off a 12-3 road loss to rival Oregon on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The WNA Storm handed Stoughton a 10-4 loss Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Kern Center in Milwaukee.

WNA Storm 10, Stoughton 4

The Vikings fell behind 6-0 and couldn’t recover in a nonconference road loss. Stoughton (3-12, 2-7 Badger South Conference) finished 3-for-7 on the power play, but committed 13 penalties and was outshot 41-23. Quinn Ziemann made 31 saves in the loss. The Vikings marked the

board with 5:12 left in the second period, as Jack Rilling scored on the power play off assists from Jack Sanford and Zayne Zeichert. Evan Schreier netted a power-play goal 3:20 into the third period off a pass from Nolen Custer to cut the deficit to 7-2, but the Storm answered with three goals in a span of 1:16. Zeichert scored on the power play with 9:54 left off assists from Sanford and Will Rotar, then added a short-handed goal with 3:30 remaining.

Stoughton 6, Monona Grove 2

The Vikings broke a 1-1 tie after the first period with five unanswered goals against the Silver Eagles. James Hanson scored on the power play 4:27 into the second period off assists from Brody Hlavacek and

2-for-6 on the power play and killed all five penalties. The Vikings outshot the Silver Eagles 57-33 for the game and 31-2 in the second period. Max Nihles made 31 saves in the win.

Oregon 12, Stoughton 3

Photo by Adam Feiner

Stoughton senior James Hanson (left) skates past Oregon senior Ben Wiedholz during the second period Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Oregon Ice Arena. Hanson had two assists in the Vikings’ 12-3 loss. Ty l e r P e t e r s o n t o g ive Stoughton a 2-1 lead. Hlavacek netted a short-handed goal 4:30 later. Parker Milbauer scored on the power play with 2:25 left in the second off assists from Hanson and Dustin Woelke. Hanson scored 37 seconds into the second period off an assist from Rilling.

Jack Trotter scored less than four minutes later off assists from Hlavacek and Schreier. Trotter gave the Vikings the lead 3:59 into the game off an assist from Hlavacek, but MG’s Brandon Churches tied it at 1 with 2:54 left in the first period. Stoughton finished

The Vikings scored two goals in the second period to stay within striking distance, but each time the Panthers quickly regained momentum. Stoughton came out of the gates fast, but trailed 2-0 after the first period. “The first goal was a bad one, and when you get down like that, you’re playing catchup the whole time,” Vikings coach Brett Quale said. “That took the wind out of our sails, and everything unraveled from there.” Oregon scored two goals in the first 64 seconds of the second period. Hlavacek got the Vikings on the board with

a power-play goal off assists from Hanson and Jared Bauer with 9:55 left in the second. Parker Schmidt quickly regained the momentum for the Panthers with a goal 17 seconds later, and Adam Franken scored with 2:40 left in the second to make it 6-1. Custer scored 10 seconds later off a pass from Zeichert, but Oregon’s Ben Wiedholz scored seven seconds before the second intermission. Franken, Joe Roemer and Kyle Rohrer each completed hat tricks in the third period. Bauer scored on the power play with 17 seconds left off assists from Hanson and Zeichert. Stoughton finished 2-for8 on the power play and was outshot 44-37. Ziemann made 32 saves. Oregon was 2-for-3 with a man advantage, while goaltender Colton Dailey had 34 saves.

Wrestling: Stoughton grapplers remain undefeated in Badger South Conference action Continued from page 7 East’s Jordan Ward 10-5 and lost 6-5 in overtime against Mukwonago’s Nate Stokhaug. He bumped up to 152 and beat New Prague’s Max Scheffler 11-4. Trenton Dow (138) and heavyweight Griffin Empey also went 4-1 for Stoughton. Dow pinned Bradford/ Reuther’s Abel Castillo in 1:38 and West Bend East’s Kasey Gish in 3:01, beat Mukwonago’s Devin Lawrence 7-2, received a forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran and lost by major decision against New Prague. Griffin Empey pinned Bradford/Reuther’s Venicio Vasquez in 4:36, won by 9-0 major decision over West Bend East’s Jake LaVanway and beat New Prague’s Evan Anderson 3-0. He received a forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran, but lost by decision against Mukwonago. John Harman went 3-1 at 170. He beat West Bend East’s Caden Rummel 10-7, received forfeit victories against Shoreland Lutheran and Bradford/Reuther and lost by major decision against New Prague. Ethan Peterson (120), Brandt Spilde (182) and Rudy Detweiler (195) each went 3-2. Peterson pinned Bradford/ Reuther’s Emilio Jaimes in 34 seconds and beat Shoreland Lutheran’s Ben Schimanski 9-2 and West Bend East’s Cael Pionkowski 3-1, but lost by pin against Mukwonago and New Prague. Spilde recorded pins of West Bend East’s Brady Schmidt (2:20) and Bradford/Reuther’s Mylan Smith (3:09) in addition to a forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran. He lost by decision against New Prague and by pin against Mukwonago. Detweiler pinned West Bend East’s Aden Orth in 48 seconds and received forfeit

victories against Shoreland Lutheran and Bradford/ Reuther, but lost by decision against New Prague and by pin against Mukwonago. Trent Carpenter went 2-3 at two different weight classes. At 152, Carpenter pinned Bradford/Reuther’s Carson Widmar in 2:28 and received a forfeit victory against Shoreland Lutheran, but lost by pin against Mukwonago and West Bend East. He lost by pin at 145 against New Prague. Alex Wicks (132) went 1-3. He pinned Shoreland Lutheran’s Gabe Bixby in 51 seconds, but lost by pin against Mukwonago, New Prague and West Bend East. Coltin Suddeth (132) lost by pin against Bradford/Reuther. The Vikings forfeited at 113 against Shoreland Lutheran, Bradford/Reuther, Mukwonago and New Prague, and also forfeited at 170 against Mukwonago. Stoughton and West Bend East both forfeited at 106.

Stoughton 53, Milton 13

Carpenter and fellow senior Jacob Gibson stepped into the starting lineup on Senior Night, while fellow senior Gavin Model and Mechler, a junior, wrestled at higher weight classes to make room for the additions. All four won their bouts f o r t h e Vi k i n g s , w h o improved to 6-0 in Badger South Conference duals with a home win over the rival Red Hawks on Thursday, Jan. 23. “ We b e l i e v e i n o u r seniors,” Stoughton coach Dan Spilde said. “They’ve been a great group all the way through. I wish we could’ve found room for all of them, but a couple are banged up and there were some spots where we couldn’t make it work.” The Vikings won the final eight matches after the two teams split the first six bouts. Dow (138) gave Stoughton the lead for good with a

pin of Trey Smith in 1:56. Gibson (145) followed with a 14-4 major decision over Seth Haldiman that included seven takedowns and a flex for the home crowd. “It meant a lot with it being my last year and one of the few times I’m going to get on the varsity mat,” Gibson said. “I wanted to prove I belonged on a team like this.” Carpenter (152) made quick work of Justin Sanchez with a pin in 43 seconds. “That was my salute to all our supporters,” he said. “I was confident going out there and did what I do best.” Model bumped up two weight classes to 160 and won by 10-0 major decision over Kade Desormeau. Mechler, who has wrestled at 152 and 160 this season, pinned Jordan Stivarius at the 1:11 mark of their 170-pound bout. Brandt Spilde (182) followed with a pin of Charlie Eckert in 1:20. Detweiler (195) competed for the first time since dislocating his left kneecap on Dec. 19 against Fort Atkinson. He wore a soft protective sleeve over the knee, and used a throw to set up his pin of Caleb Peters in 38 seconds. “I feel a lot better now,” Detweiler said. “I’ll probably wear this brace for a couple weeks and hopefully take it off before regionals. I don’t really even think about it when I’m wrestling.” B r o o k s E m p ey ( 2 2 0 ) remained in control throughout an 8-2 win over Jordan Hergert. Griffin Empey (285) started the dual with a 6-1 win over Brody Reed. The freshman heavyweight scored the final six points of the match, including two takedowns in the final 15 seconds of the second period. Chance Suddeth (106) edged Riley Nilo 3-1 in overtime. Suddeth scored

an escape in the third period and nearly had a takedown at the end of regulation, but picked up the decisive two points midway through the extra period. Rivera (126) led 10-2 after

the first period and 19-5 after the second, but was careful enough in the third to pin Hunter Kieliszewski at the 5:14 mark instead of earning a tech fall victory. Wicks (132) battled back

to tie his match against Zak Shore at 6 after the second period, but lost 9-6. Peterson (120) lost by 10-0 major decision, and Marshall (113) lost by pin.


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Boys swimming

Stoughton drops home dual against DeForest ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Evan Schmidt won a pair of events to pace Stoughton in a Badger Conference crossover dual against DeForest on Thursday, Jan. 23. The Vikings won three of the 11 events in a 99-71 home loss to the Norskies. Stoughton is now 2-4 in dual competition. Schmidt was the only individual to break the 1-minute mark in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.98 seconds. He also won the 500 freestyle in 5:08.35, 47.8 seconds ahead of DeForest’s Reid Morauske. Stoughton’s Jordan Barthuly touched first in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.64. Schmidt and Barthuly teamed with Conner Clark and Isaiah Rowley in the second-place 200 medley relay (1:51.21). The same quartet also took second in the 400 free relay (3:38.73). Clark finished second in the 100 butterfly (55.09) and 200 individual medley (2:08.38). Dylan Williamson placed second in the 50 free (26.16) and 100 breaststroke (1:15.86). Williamson, Jack Ebner, Matt Eppler and Owen LehPhoto by Adam Feiner man took second in the 200 free relay with a time of Stoughton’s Conner Clark placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.38 in a home dual against DeForest on Thursday, Jan. 23. The Vikings lost 99-71. 1:48.24.

Girls hockey

Girls basketball

Icebergs unable to snap Vikings topple Warriors, cold spell in pair of losses but fall late to Goslings MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

The Icebergs girls hockey co-op was shut out in a pair of games last week. The Icebergs lost a Badger South Conference road game to Viroqua 5-0 on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Viroqua Community Arena. The co-op was coming off a 7-0 home loss to the Rock County Fury a day previous at Mandt Community Center in Stoughton.

2-6-1 Badger) outshot the Blackhawks 33-24, but couldn’t find the back of the net. Viroqua broke the game open with three goals in the second period, including two by Rachel Simonson. Icebergs goaltender Aven Gruner made 19 saves.

Rock County 7, Icebergs 0

The Icebergs couldn’t keep pace with the Fury, Viroqua 5, Icebergs 0 who broke the game open The Icebergs (3-13-2, with four goals in the

third period. Rock County’s Haley Knauf scored off an assist from Alyssa Knauf with 1:15 left in the first period. Claudia Boehlke made it 2-0 with 4:09 left in the second period. Anika Einbeck scored ion the power play 1:02 later off assists from Knauf and Sara Lorke. The Fury outshot the Icebergs 38-20. Gruner and Abby Seybold had 19 and 12 saves, respectively.

limited Lakeside to 2 of 25 shooting on 3-pointers. The Warriors shot 16.1% (11for-68) from the field. Stoughton seniors Delaney Seidel, Rebounding and defense proved critical in the Stoughton girls basketball team Megan Marggi and Micah Zaemisch each added seven points. Roytson had a gamesplitting a pair of games last week. Senior Riley Royson had a combined high 16 rebounds. 25 rebounds in the two games — a 43-30 Watertown 43, Stoughton 38 nonconference home win over Lakeside Seidel scored a team-high 15 points, Lutheran on Saturday, Jan. 25, and a 43-38 road loss to Badger South Conference foe but the Vikings’ upset bid of the Goslings came up short. Watertown a day previous. Stoughton led 18-17 at intermission, but Stoughton 43, Lakeside Lutheran 30 couldn’t hold on. The Vikings shot 46% (12-forSophomore Ava Loftus scored a team- 26) from the field and 71% (10-for-14) from the high 10 points to lead the Vikings past the free-throw line, but shot just 11% from 3-point range against Watertown’s 1-3-1 zone. Warriors. Royston nearly recorded a double-douStoughton (5-9, 1-6 Badger South) raced out to a 29-10 lead at the half. The Vikings ble with nine points and nine rebounds. MARK NESBITT

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Boys hoops: Win could mean better postseason seed Continued from page 7 think we were a great defensive team, but I think we are getting there this year,” Weber said. “I really appreciate the level of toughness we showed to get those turnovers. The more of those open 2-on-1 and 3-on-2 possessions, the better for us, because we are not always great in the halfcourt.” Stoughton sophomore Luke Fernholz scored on a putback, junior forward Reece Sproul scored down low, Hutcherson hit a 3 and Hobson made a layup to give the Vikings a 51-41 lead with 7:24 left. Hobson scored eight points and

junior Konner Knauf drilled a 3 to help the Vikings extend the lead to 63-47 with 3:22 remaining. Hutcherson scored 11 points and Knauf had 10 off the bench. Fernholz chipped in eight points and eight rebounds. “He’s a really hard worker,” Weber said of Fernholz. “He and Konner Knauf give us such great energy. They get loose balls, they offensive rebound and defend really well.” The Vikings went 0-for-6 and did not score in the first 4:28 of the game. Hobson scored his team’s first seven points, and Stoughton rallied for its slow start to take a 25-18 lead with 4:35

left in the first half. The Norskies used a 10-3 run to tie the game at 28 at intermission. “We weren’t great early, and I think our defense struggled,” Weber said. “I thought our offense kept us around. I thought the second half, we came out and took care of some of the things on the defensive end.” Weber said the win over DeForest could be a separator come seeding time for the Division 2 postseason. “It’s huge for us,” he said. “We now put ourselves in a position Photo by Mark Nesbitt where if we continue to be good, Stoughton junior Konner Knauf shoots a 3-pointer against DeForest in the we’ll be competing with DeForest second-place Badger Challenge game on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Edgewood and Monroe for a higher seed.” High School. He scored 10 points in the Vikings’ 75-61 win.


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Jack Rollin Gerber With broken hearts, we announce the passing of our sweet, beloved Jack. Jack Rollin Gerber passed away on Jan. 22, 2020, after a lifetime struggle due to an ARX gene mutation that caused severe epilepsy and many other complications. Jack was born on May 20, 2015, to parents Paul and Danielle Gerber of Stoughton, Wisconsin and was later joined by siblings Leo and Nina. Jack was loved so deeply by so many people. He touched lives and made connections with others in ways that amazed his parents time and time again. He spent his days cuddling with his stuffed monkey, getting snuggles from those he loved, surrounded by the chaos that was his life. He truly enjoyed listening to the chatter of his parents, caregivers, therapists and siblings and was known to laugh at (in) appropriate jokes and when his brother or sister would cry, in typical big brother fashion. Jack made his wishes known in his own way with his happy sounds and little noises, whether it was to call someone back into a room or let you know that he approved of what you were doing. Getting a “Jack smile” or laugh was one of the best feelings in the world, especially the wry smile he would give when his daddy would whistle quietly near

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his ear or when he would hear one of his favorite squeaky toys. Jack was such a happy, laid-back and gentle soul who rarely complained, even though he would have been more than justified in doing so. To say that Jack changed our lives would be an understatement. He came into this world in somewhat dramatic fashion and had a quiet six weeks before having his first seizures that turned our world upside down. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and how complicated our lives would become with each passing day, month, year. It became clear that Jack would never have a typical life, but as long as he was happy, we promised to support him in whatever way he needed. This meant that Danielle had an abrupt career change and was promoted to CEO of Jack, Inc. Caring for Jack and managing all of his nursing and respite care, therapies, treatments,


medications, and appointments with specialists was an all-consuming job. A job that worked her harder than any job she’d held in her life, but she would do it all over again in a heartbeat because helping Jack became her purpose in life. Supporting Jack at home also meant that we needed a lot of help. We made a lot of friends at both St. Marys and American Family Children’s Hospital. Jack’s grandma Kathryn (Meema) completely altered the course of her life to help with Jack. Nurses who fell in love with Jack at the hospital came into our home to help us care for him and Courtney and Kaitlynn provided respite care around the clock that got us through some of the worst times. These people made such huge impacts on our lives and Jack’s life and we are forever indebted to them. We are not planning a typical funeral because Jack was anything but typical. Instead, we will have a celebration of his life sometime the weekend after Jack’s 5th birthday. Ensuring Jack’s life has continued meaning is of utmost importance to us and we begin his legacy with the gift of both organ and tissue donation, including tissue sent to researchers at universities across the country who are studying the ARX gene. Jack’s specific genetic mutation is very rare and there is so little research available,

which made treating him extremely complicated. Additionally, there will be a fund created in Jack’s honor and memory because we feel compelled to give back to those who made such huge impacts on our lives and Jack’s life. It would make Jack happy to be able to help make a positive difference in the course of someone’s life. Initially, this fund would be used to support the education of some of Jack’s caregivers so that they can continue helping other families and also to support the UW Pediatric Complex Care team, which provided invaluable support to us around the clock for the past few years. Our hope is that the fund could grow into something that reaches even further. We would like to thank Jack for choosing us to be his parents. He taught us so many things in such a short time, without ever actually saying a word. Jack changed us to our very cores and while we will miss him forever and love him always, we know that his energy will carry us forward. Please share your memories of Jack at: www.CressFuneralService.com. Donations to the Jack R. Gerber Memorial Fund can be made locally at McFarland State Bank. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton 873-9244

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ConnectStoughton.com Steven Kramer Tryon Steven Kramer Tryon, age 79, died suddenly in his home on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Steve was a builder, a tinkerer, and a great lover of politics. He could and would jump into any political debate, and was never shy about pointing out the flaws in weak logic. He loved New Orleans, Zydeco music, a great bread pudding, and all things colorful. And indeed, he added a lively spirit to family gatherings, events that he dearly loved. Before he retired, Steve was the Director for the Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program for the State of Wisconsin for many years, after working at the Community Action Program in Janesville in his early career. He had a Bachelor of Arts in history from Beloit College, where he met his beloved wife, Fran, in 1967 and they began their lifelong adventure together. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army, and spoke fondly of the time he spent stationed in Germany in the 1960s. His time in the Army brought out his natural love of order and planning. In his later years, that planning was often channeled into arranging elaborate trips for Fran and him. In 2016, they traveled through Europe on a Viking cruise, where they quickly decided to continue the adventures. The following year, they traveled to Cuba, and he was in the midst of planning another cruise—this time to the Amazon—in the upcoming year. Steve is survived by his caring mother, Betty; his beautiful wife of 51 years, Fran; his daughter, Erica (Christian); his son, Ahren (Tamia); his grandchildren, Maia (10), Solveig (9),

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Samina (7), and Jules (6); his brother, Geoff (Betsy); his loving Guyanese in-law family; and a host of friends and family. He was preceded in death by his cherished grandparents, Alfred “Pocky” and Valeria Kramer. Visitation will be held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral and Cremation Care, 1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Jan. 29, 2020, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at United Methodist Church of Stoughton, 525 Lincoln Ave, Stoughton, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020, with the Rev. Cathy Christman presiding. A private burial will be held at Lutheran South Cemetery in Stoughton. Because Steve was an e n d u r i n g a d vo c a t e f o r affordable housing and a board member for several housing organizations, the family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be gifted in Steve’s name to Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, 3101 Latham Drive, Madison, WI. 53713. https://habitatdane.org/ donate/donate-now/. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com. Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Hwy 51 873-4590

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James Edward O’Connell James Edward O’Connell, age 85, of Stoughton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary

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COY: For more than 40 years Fendrick has been known a fierce advocate for the underdog Continued from page 1 – which tended to be around human service – she was always looking out for somebody. It didn’t matter what age of person, it was children, young, disabled, homeless and aging,” Cindy McGlynn director of the Stoughton Senior Center said. “She is the original social warrior.” One of her favorite memories is of a mother whom she only recently lost contact with. Fendrick said she watched this mother grow from being in prison and having little contact with her children to assimilating back into society and becoming a caring mother. T h e t wo wo u l d h ave lunch together, after Fendrick took her to the mandated weekly drug test. Photo by Mackenzie Krumme This need to serve others came from her family, Fen- Mary Lou Fendrick and her husband Richard Fendrick in their home on Monday, Jan. 27. Mary Lou was named Citizen of the Year 2019, for her lifetime of serving the underdog. drick said. She grew up poor but didn’t know it, because everyone in her Minnesota neighborhood was poor. Her parents would often From helping kids to seniors, this year’s Citizen of the Year has spent the last sevtake in homeless folks off eral decades quietly serving others all around the Stoughton community. Now it’s her the street. turn for some positive attention. But through all her years Mary Lou Fendrick was nominated and selected as the Hub’s Citizen of the Year for o r s e r v i n g o t h e r s , s h e her length and quality of service in the community. She is one of three nominees this doesn’t believe she has year considered by the Hub staff and editorial board members. done anything special. From helping start the Stoughton Village Players out of her living room back in 1972 to “I’m really selfish,” she said her current role on the Seniors in Need board, Fendrick has been notable around Stoughwith a laugh. “ I do this because ton as someone ready to help with anything from putting food on the table of families in it makes me feel good.” need or making sure groups like the Scouts have fliers to send out for their fundraisers. “She has served the community in so many ways,” wrote Shelley Moffatt, who nominatAlways lending a hand ed Fendrick. “She is a wealth of resources and is able to point people in the right direction, Fendrick’s friends and family know well how her and there isn’t a person that she meets that she is not looking for a solution for their needs. “She is an amazing woman and has been a great asset to the Stoughton community.” work reached far beyond her day job. Her husband, Richard, said she had so many proj- hand to help an individu- supplies on the ground. She ects, people and organiza- al, she also rallied others never raised her voice at children, she said, but simply tions she is working with, around her, too. “It didn’t stop at, ‘I’m asked him what they were he just stays out of the way. He jokingly refuses to going to help them.’ It was going to do about this mess. “At the end, we were both drive around the city with his ‘I’m going to bring them into my home. I’m giving crying,” she said. “And then wife, because she forces him to stop and pick up gently them my own things.’ It was we hugged.” Fendrick still has handused mattresses, couches and personal,” McGlynn said. written notes from parents other free furniture for peo- Her ‘holy terrors’ of those “holy terrors,” ple who have none. Fendrick said her fond- thank her for making an Shelley Moffatt, who has est memories and the stoknown Fendrick for 16 years, ries that make her laugh the impact on their children. She keeps the notes, said Fendrick has even been hardest are the stories that known to donate mattress almost ended in disaster, awards and cards in a closet near her dining room table. from her own home, leaving she said. Although she dislikes the her family to lay in sleeping Her favorite students or attention and accolades, she bags on the floor. clients were always the “She is just a great human ones that had the thickest still sifts through the binders being,” Moffatt said. “And walls that needed to be bro- and scrapbooks to remember it would be sad to not rec- ken down. She called them those people in her life. “There is so much to do,” ognize her – all of us know her “holy terrors.” Fendrick said. “And I hope what she does – and she Once she remembers a studoesn’t like any notoriety dent at Yahara Elementary others will find the joy in at all. She is just living her School, destroying a room helping others that I found.” life. But I watch a person by throwing all the toys and like that and I think what a wonderful example she is.” Fendrick does not consider what she did a sacrifice, even when it wasn’t 1 convenient. Volunteering, Receive OFF Installation! she said, has always been a part-time or full-time job for her. $50 Amazon Once, while working gift card Interest Financing! at the Stoughton Holiday Senior & Previous Customer Discounts! 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In the nomination

Decades of service The Stoughton Courier Hub and our readers have been nominating a Citizen of The Year for more than two decades. We celebrate a combination of winners including annual achievement awards and lifelong service and we always try to highlight the unsung hero. Read below for a taste of the last five Stoughton Citizen’s of the Year.

2018: Barb Lowe

Barbara Lowe, who has worked as an educational assistant at the high school since 1999, was nominated for her length of service in the community. In addition to working at the high school, Lowe has volunteered at the Stoughton Opera House for more than 15 years, with the FFA Alumni since her son, Nicholas, joined the organization in 1995, and with numerous school district extracurricular activities for just as long. She has also helped with the annual Madrigal Dinners since 1989, starting when her twin daughters, Melissa and Rebecca, were in eighth grade, and she sings in the choir at Stoughton United Methodist Church.

2017: AnneMarie Oakland

When AnnMarie Oakland thinks back on last summer’s launch of “Lunches for Vikings,” it’s the impact on the kids she remembers the most. And there was a large number of personal impacts last year after she started the group that delivered more than 2,000 lunches to kids in need throughout the area last summer, helping to fill stomachs and strengthen community bonds.

2016: Mike Miller and Ian Bormett

Mike Miller Lifelong Stoughton resident Mike Miller has been with the Boy Scouts for 20 years and founded a new troop 13 years ago. His dedication to that troop since, and the resulting effect on the Stoughton community in 2016, led the Hub to select him as co-Citizen of the Year for 2016, though one nominator wrote that he should be “citizen of the year every year.” Ian Bormett Ian Bormett followed through with an instinct to help solve a problem for someone in need. Now, he hopes his example can help others fill a void he’s shown can be filled by equal parts science and goodwill. Bormett, a junior at Stoughton High School, used the school’s Fab Lab to design and build an artificial arm for 11-year-old Jonah Friedrich last year, when it could have taken more than a year to get a similar model on a waiting list.

2015: Lynne Dibel

Lynne Dibel has authored five books about paddling trips she’s taken with her husband, Bob, spanning thousands of miles throughout Wisconsin and her home state of Minnesota. As the organizer of the Friends of the Badfish Creek Watershed, Lynne plays a prominent role in the protection and improvement of the creek (which flows past Oregon and into the Yahara River east of Cooksville) from environmental and recreational standpoints.

2014: Linda Kunz

Kunz, a Stoughton resident since 1981, has volunteered for more than 20 years as an accompanist for students in the school district music programs, started the Stoughton Festival Choir and has led countless community-based musical programs.


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