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Part of discussion involves plan to remove dam RENEE HICKMAN Unified Newspaper Group

Of the more than 100 people who showed up to hear about the Stoughton’s planned $2.2 million whitewater park, some said they saw a lot of potential for the attraction.

Photos by Mackenzie Krumme

Julia Schaefer and computer art teacher Cassie Bonde look over the story for the second edition of the River Bluff Courier. The team line edits and designs the pages for the newspaper.

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New River Bluff newspaper lets students tell their stories SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

Artwork, short stories, photos, movie reviews, recipes, teacher features and articles on everything from mental health to the use of cell phones in class – all are in the latest issues of the River Bluff Courier. The newspaper is created by students, for students – just make sure your assignment is in by deadline. The River Bluff Courier debuted

in fall, and is produced through computer art teacher Cassie Bonde’s yearbook and newspaper design class. Students learn skills in writing, editing, interviewing, photography and basic graphic design and layout from Bonde, a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who worked as a sports reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal and as a news producer at WKOW 27 before joining the district in 2015. “I made the leap to teaching because teaching is my true passion, but there’s still a little bit of that journalistic itch,” she told the Hub last week. The class is now in its second year,

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Rbmscourier.weebly.com after only a half-dozen students signed up for it when initially offered three years ago. The following year, more than two dozen signed up, and it’s been off and running since, she said. “I’m like, ‘Whoa, that’s great,’” Bonde said. “Yearbook used to be an afterschool club that would meet once or twice a month, but it was

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Stoughton native takes stage at Super Bowl Haley Fitzgerald is backup dancer for Jennifer Lopez MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

A Stoughton native took the stage in front of an estimated 102 million people on Sunday, Feb. 2. Haley Fitzgerald, a 2012

Stoughton High School graduate living in the Los Angeles area, danced at the Super Bowl halftime show with Jennifer Fitzgerald Lopez. The entire performance at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium lasted roughly 14 minutes. Lopez’s set

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followed an opening piece with Shakira and featured a display of support from L o p e z ’s n a t ive P u e r t o Rico, and a controversial pole dance in a sparkling bodysuit. “A moment and energy I will never forget,” Fitzgerald posted on her Twitter account. According to posts on Fitzgerald’s Instagram, she practiced the routine

for months and performed with more than 50 dancers on stage. Her Clear Time Talent profile states she has been a backup dancer for Lopez for the past four years and has worked with other well-known artists Nick Jonas and Derek and Julianne Hough. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie. krumme@wcinet.com.

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“It would definitely bring people to the area,” said Anita James Amundson, who attended the Jan. 29 event. Amundson, who previously lived in Colorado, said she had seen the popularity of water parks like this one firsthand while living in the state. Dan Glynn, director of the city’s parks and recreation department, and Gary

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Stoughton Area School District

Board still won’t appoint new member Coughlin’s resignation leaves board shorthanded until election SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

With the recent resignation of Jon Coughlin, who moved out of the district, the Stoughton School Board will operate with eight members through the April 7 election. Incumbents Tim B u b o n a n d Coughlin Steve Jackson, and newcomers Holly Telander and Jessica Royko, are competing for three open seats on the board, including Coughlin’s, who was not seeking re-election. After consulting with legal counsel, district superintendent Tim Onsager told board members at Monday night’s meeting they had some “flexibility,” with the election so close and the fact that Coughlin isn’t on the ballot.

He said the board could appoint someone, but according to district bylaws, the position would need to be posted in the Hub for two weeks, which essentially meant the new member would only be available for one or two meetings. “You are well within your statutory time to leave it open until the election and then it will be filled naturally by the voters,” Onsager said. Board president Frank Sullivan said his “strong inclination” was to leave it open, and no one had any objections, though Joe Freye pointed out the board would need to elect a new treasurer to succeed Coughlin. Sullivan said the board will do that at its next meeting. Going from a nine- to an eight-member board will slightly alter the math needed to pass motions, as Onsager pointed out a 4-4 tie would result in a failed motion. It’s a small difference that at least theoretically could be significant, as four members could block motions when previously five would be needed.

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Wellness coalition celebrates success of 2019 Unified Newspaper Group

Nearly 15 years ago, a group of community leaders made a goal to reduce the amount of youth drug and alcohol abuse in the Stoughton community. Now, the Stoughton Wellness Coalition holds several activities aimed at this and other community wellness goals such as medication disposals, interactive events and school programs. On Friday, Jan. 31, board members, community leaders and partners held the inaugural Celebration of Success event at the Stoughton Hospital to reflect on the nonprofit organization’s success and recognize the accomplishments of the last year. Teressa Pellett, project coordinator, said the organization is two years into a five-year federal Drug Free Communities grant, and she highlighted five key accomplishments in 2019. These are funding an anti-bullying program, holding two medication take-back events, working with the police department to perform alcohol age compliance checks, hosting an event to show parents how to spot signs of drug use and running an interactive event to show students the possible consequences of drug use.

Stoughton in 2018, empowers students t o p r ev e n t p e e r mistreatment, also known as bullying. SSA is a nationwide program that teaches six skills to Pellett stop peer mistreatment: Balancing, supporting, reasoning, distracting, active listening and getting help. In the Stoughton Area School District, SWA provided support to train eight teachers, 12 youth mentors and 51 ambassadors. Some of the ambassadors from 2018 are starting at Stoughton High School, and the program is expanding to Fox Prairie Elementary School and Sandhill Elementary School.

Medication take-back

SWC organized two medication roundup and sharps disposal events in 2019, one in the spring and one in the fall. It also sponsored the permanent drug drop off boxes located at the Stoughton Police Department. In 2019, SWA collected 1,255 pounds of unused medication and 798 pounds of sharps. The materials are sent to the state for proper disposal.

Alcohol compliance checks

To reduce underage drinking, SWC partners with the StoughThe Safe School Ambassa- ton Police Department to conduct dors program, which debuted in alcohol age compliance checks,

Safe School Ambassadors

Photo by Mackenzie Krumme

Sara Rabe at the Celebration of Success event at Stoughton Hopsital on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. the room is not an invitation for parents to rummage through their children’s room but rather a teaching tool to help parents identify potential drug abuse. The SWC hosted three Hidden in Plain Sight events in 2019.

scenarios to get a peek into potential consequences of abusing drugs. Community organizations are present to educate the particiapnts such as law enformcement, EMS, Rape Crisis Center, counselors, insurance, judge, parents, and hospital. Reality Maze Hidden in Plain Sight Statistics provided by the In 2019, 202 high school stuSWC built a mock room to help show parents youth could have dents participated in the SWC’s Stoughton Wellness Coalition Contact Mackenzie Krumme at interactive reality maze. drugs “in plain sight.” Pellet previously told the Hub, Participants role play different mackenzie.krumme@wcinet.com.

in which underage people attempt to purchase alcohol at Stoughton businesses. In 2018, 54% of retailers refused to sell to minors, Pellett said, and in 2019, that number increased to 87%.

Returning home New pastor at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church focuses on equity, social justice MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

R e v. E r i c B a k k e n , the new pastor at West Ko s h k o n o n g L u t h e r a n Church, said he has finally returned home. After leading churches in North Dakota, Minnesota and around WisBakken consin, Bakken returned to Cambridge, his hometown. B e f o r e B a k k e n , R ev. Richard Dowling served for 17 years at West Koshkonong Church, which s e r ve s t h e a r e a a r o u n d Stoughton, Cambridge, Evansville and Edgerton. “Most of us are on some kind of journey headed home ... some place that we return to that we feel safe and accepted,” Bakken said. “For me that has had a literal dimension” Bakken’s first sermon was Sunday, Sept. 1. He remembers telling church leaders during his interv i ew t h a t h i s p o l i t i c a l views come through while he is preaching. His message is centered on social justice, human rights and equity. Bakken said he has been a gay rights activist since the 1980’s, way before it was something that was well recieved, he said.

He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1975, and most recently, he was the pastor for a church in Black Riv er Falls that had a 1,500 member congregation. But now, he returns to a church which is just seven miles from the one he attended as a child. And Bakker said he is happy to serve the 240 person congregation at West Koshkonong because it’s the people he grew up with. “It is small and inti mate,” Bakken said. “And it is all about relationships and I suppose that is what I like about it. It is about relationships more than programs.” Bakken wants to be realistic about the future of congregations and church attendance, he said. Congregations don’t look the same as they did 20 or 30 years ago, Bakken said, but he believes new life can be resurrected, he said. “How do we create a presence that is not judgemental and that is not self righteous?” Bakken said. “A presence that is caring and welcoming but in a deeper way. How can we be truly inclusive with the people who so often don’t feel welcome in church?” Bakken said this his “last call” and he is excited to work with a congregation that has humor and receptive to being challenged. “This congregation has many gifts,” he said. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie. krumme@wcinet.com.

Sara Rabe selected as next president of Wellness Coalition MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

Photos by Mackenzie Krumme

Donna Armistead leads a group in English country dances during the Wacky Garb Ball, hosted by the Kingdom of Northshield, at the VFW Post #328 on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The court of Northshield came to the VFW MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

The Barony of Jararvellir of the Northshield Kingdom gathered at the local VFW to mimic and celebrate the lords, ladies and knights in armor of the medieval times. The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international, non profit organization that hopes to promote the culture, science, art and history of the years from 500 to 1600. The society is broken up geographically and the Northshield Kingdom makes up most of the Midwest roughly 1,500

members and the Jararviller makes up the area surrounding Stoughton. On Saturday, Jan. 25, a group of roughly 50 members came to the VFW Post #328 on Veterans Road to practice English country dancing, weave, crochet and write calligraphy. Members consider this annual gathering, which is in its fourth year as a silly event, organizer, Kristen Bird said. Participants were in more comfortable, relaxed clothing rather than era appropriate garbs with corsets, swords and armor. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie. krumme@wcinet.com.

Sara Rabe has been selected as the next president and director for the Stoughton Wellness Coalition. Rabe, pastor at Covenant Lutheran Church, announced she is the new president and director of the nonprofit organization, effective Jan. 21. Rabe has succeeded Cindy McGlynn, director of the Stoughton Area Senior Center, who has been president since 2016. At the group’s Celebration of Success event Jan. 31, Rabe talked about people she

knew who have died from an overdose and family members who are affected by their children’s addiction. She said people become labeled as addicts but should get support and compassion from the community so they can leave drugs behind. “The coalition can be instrumental in transforming the shame and stigma of substance abuse into resources, support and education regarding research and factors that contribute to the struggle with addiction and substance misuse. We already have a great base and I look forward to the next phase of growth,” Rabe said in an email.

“The coalition can be instrumental in transforming the shame and stigma of substance abuse into resources, support and education regarding research ...” Sara Rabe

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Bjoin Park up for renovation

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Neighbors want more lights, new equipment MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

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From left, Wisconsin FFA Alumni Past Present Mark Ladsten presents the National Outstanding Chapter award to Matt Wavrunek representing Denmark FFA alumni, and Nick Lowe, representing Stoughton FFA Alumni. Cari Sabel, 2019-20 president, is at right. Both chapters’ award applications will be forwarded to the national competition this fall.

Stoughton FFA Alumni chapter voted best in state Next up is national competition this fall SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

Stoughton’s FFA Alumni chapter won the top award at this year’s Wisconsin FFA Alumni Convention, held in Waukesha from Jan.

31 to Feb. 2. Nick Lowe represented Stoughton at the conference as it took home the National Outstanding Chapter Aw a r d . D e n m a r k F FA Alumni was the runner-up, and both will advance to national competition. The state organization is in its 40th year, with a theme of “Vision

+ Leadership + Reality,” according to a Wisconsin FFA Alumni Convention Feb. 2, news release. The event included educational workshops, tours and presentations of a variety of awards. “National FFA Alumni encouraged the members that their role in supporting agricultural education, the

EMILIE HEIDEMANN Unified Newspaper Group

Old National Bank is planning to close three area branches, including one in Stoughton. The Stoughton branch, at 1720 U.S. Hwy. 51, is set to close Friday, April 24.

Andrea Marquardt Finck, community relations manager for Old National Bank, told the Hub the Stoughton, Oregon and Fitchburg locations, will consolidate services in Verona, 420 W. Verona Ave. All four locations were Anchor Bank branches before 2017. She said even though the physical bank locations are closing, the company is working to keep active ATMs there. The company is assessing staffing needs for each branch, Finck said,

with some newly created and open positions available. “In the financial services industry as a whole, retail branch traffic is down as more and more people are choosing to be served digitally,” Finck said. She said there are still several Old National Bank retail locations in Dane County to meet clients needs. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie. heidemann@wcinet.com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.

City of Stoughton

Sidewalk debate causes fireworks RENEE HICKMAN Unified Newspaper Group

A debate over sidewalk funding created tension at the City Council meeting on Jan. 28. A proposal for sidewalk construction on the west side of Grant Street from Taft to Prospect Street went before the council because it deviates from a policy to have sidewalks on both sides of city streets. The construction of new sidewalks in the city often becomes charged because residents are responsible

for the maintenance of sidewalks in front of their homes, including snow removal. The addition of sidewalks can sometimes also affect property values. H ow eve r, p r o p o n e n t s argue they are necessary for increased walkability in Stoughton’s neighborhoods. The resolution to add a sidewalk to Grant Street brought consternation from Ald. Timothy Riley (Dist. 1), a resident of the neighborhood. “Is cement suddenly preferable to trees, flowers, grass and soil?” Riley read from prepared remarks on the resolution. Seeming to direct his comments at Riley, Ald. Matt Bartlett (Dist. 4) said alders had been elected to serve the needs of the entire

community, not just their own neighborhoods. “Yes I do happen to live in the neighborhood but that doesn’t mean I lose the right to represent my constituents,” Riley said, addressing Bartlett. Mayor Tim Swadley said the city has made efforts to

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City of Stoughton

Public hearing on East Main Street day care A public hearing for a n ew g r o u p d a y c a r e at 1640 E. Main St. will be held at the next Planning Commission meeting. Maggie Gasner is requesting a permit for Weebleworld Child Care Center, a 2,935 sq ft center that would operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday

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Bjoin Park is set for an upgrade. Dan Glynn, city parks director, is working with households surrounding Bjoin Park on East Wilson Street to find out what they like about the park – and what needs to change. After gathering information from neighbors, Glynn will get cost estimates and work with a local consulting firm, ECI — Environmental Consultants, to figure out next steps. According to the survey summary report, neighbors said they’d like to see changes in safet y, i m p r ove m e n t s a n d

restoration. From the results and conversations with nearby residents, neighbors said they like the playground area for children and the park’s connection to the Yahara Trail. “Trees and shade were at the top of everyone’s list of what they liked about the park,” according to the survey summary. When surveyed, respondents stated they dislike the flooding on the north end of the park, and the lack of lights which invite “ s u s p i c i o u s a c t iv i t y,” according to the report. Glynn will look into estimates for prairie plantings in wet areas, solar powered security lighting, playground improvements like swings, and a sport court with half tennis and half basketball. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie. krumme@wcinet.com.

FFA, and local agriculture education instructors has been instrumental in the success of FFA members and the agricultural industry and is critical in the future of agriculture,” the release read. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.

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Correction In the Jan. 30 edition of the Hub, an article on the Norse Afternoon of Fun incorrectly stated the special exhibit at Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center. The newest exhibit is on Norwegian Knitting, and ends Feb. 22. The Hub regrets this error.

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Change can be worth more than coins in your pocket T here is an old man somewhere right this minute working the coins in his pocket. He’s stirring them like underwater pebbles that float and jostle for a moment before settling again into a new arrangement, but still within the confines of their little universe. “Change” is the collective term often used for these coins, and while the sound of it being jingled about might be considered musical, a large quantity of it can be quite heavy. That man is likely wearing a belt, or possibly suspenders, to help him manage the burden of this unspent cache, these coins that he is not ready to part with just yet. “Change” is also a noun that we use regarding things that happen in our lives, and it is an action word, too. We change the oil in our cars, we change our socks, and we change our hairstyles (well, those of us with more imagination than I sometimes do). We can change our bank, our children’s school and our favorite restaurant. Humans even have the power and the privilege to change our very minds, although we can seldom change someone else’s. I recently mentioned an idea for a change to someone who turned out to be not at all in the market for one. I had believed my suggestion would improve several aspects of her life. She disagreed, vehemently, and went on to accuse me of liking change in such a tone as if I also enjoyed drowning puppies. I was stunned. I prefer folding-money to change, I had been tempted to say, but I knew joking would not lighten the mood. I accepted for the time being her refusal of my suggestion and went away to try to

understand her stubbornness and contemplate her accusation. She was, after all, the very person who used to change my Wollin Dunn diapers. I am no psychiatrist, but I have read things they write, and many of them agree on certain changes that can be highly stressful to people. Often topping this list are a death in the family; divorce; a new job; job loss and moving. I have experienced all of these, multiple times, but if these were the types of changes my mother was accusing me of liking, she was dead wrong. She was also spot on. One aspect of change that can be overlooked, either due to ignorance or obstinance is that it is like a coin, it has two sides. Of course, we all mourn the deaths of the beloved people and companion animals that compose our families, but sometimes we also praise God for ending a very long period of suffering or for taking them in a merciful way even if it was utterly unexpected. Sitting in the courtroom with your spouse can be a triply painful experience as you watch your ex-money, your ex-house and your ex-partner vanish from your life, but afterward there are no more fights or holes in the drywall or sleepless, miserable nights. A career path can sometimes stall out entirely due to sheer stress, even when the money is excellent, and often it is only then that a person is free to seriously consider a more fulfilling occupation. In my opinion, life is too short to spend it in a constant battle to hold on to things you

thought you needed or wanted or deserved. When a person realizes he or she is ready to accept or to make a change, that person can stop hoarding material things or unhealthy relationships, let go of the difficult things that take too much time and energy for the so-called reward and drop the battle gear entirely. Packing only what is most dear, every person can choose a change and move in a different direction. He moves on, she moves forward, and hopefully everyone moves up. In my case, that happens to be absolutely true, because I now inhabit what I call the Pigeon Penthouse. In reality, it is just a humble second-floor apartment with carpeting so old I doubt it can be carbon-dated, but because the cats have never lived in any type of apartment (and because my pet pigeon is blind) they all believe me when I tell them how rich we are. It was a huge change, but we are feeling more blessed and happy than we ever have – because we flipped the coin to the shiny side. I do not know whether anything will come from the suggestion I made for change in my mother’s life, but I hope so. I believe more good would come from it than she can currently imagine and that it might be the first of many rewarding changes she might go on to make. The trouble is that when it comes to change, older people seem to be the ones who dislike it the most, to the point of almost despising it. Except, of course, for the old guys with all those coins in their pockets. They don’t just like change, they love it! Kelsey Wollin Dunn is a Town of Rutland native who is finishing a memoir: “Rubber Suits and Cowboy Boots.”


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Candlelight ski to be held Shakers’ liquor license could be removed at Lake Kegonsa State Park City of Stoughton

Shakers Saloon’s liquor license could be in jeopardy after alders voted Tuesday, Jan. 28, to hire an attorney to begin proceedings to possibly remove it. A complaint against Shakers filed by police chief Greg Leck stated he is requesting the license be removed because owner Dale Kittleson was arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine there Dec. 18, 2019. The complaint, filed with the city clerk’s office Jan. 28, says officers found 2.5 ounces of cocaine while searching Kittleson, in addition to methamphetamines in an office at Shakers, and what appeared to be a ledger showing names, dollar amounts and weights in Kittleson’s truck, parked at the bar. Leck’s complaint says based on his experience, this indicates cocaine was being

sold on the premises. The cocaine arrest, according to his complaint, showed Shakers was maintaining a “disorderly or riotous, indecent of improper house” when it allowed Kittleson to distribute illegal drugs at the bar. Removing a liquor license is a complicated, sometimes expensive procedure governed by Wisconsin statute when there are no local ordinances. It typically requires what is known as a quasi-judicial hearing, with attorneys representing the prosecution and defense and often another acting as judge to help guide the Common Council (or another designated body) to a verdict. Options if the licensee is found guilty include a suspension of 10-90 days, revocation or non-renewal. The council voted to spend up to $10,000 for the services of Al Reuter,

an attorney whose clients a p p r o v e d a r e z o n i n g include several Dane Coun- amendment for the prelimty municipalities. inary plat for the Meadows at Kettle Park West, a housSyttende Mai ing subdivision planned by liquor license the Forward Development Alders voted to give the Group as part of Phase II of Chamber of Commerce an the Kettle Park West Develalcohol license for the upcom- opment. Phase I is anchored ing spring’s Syttende Mai fes- by the Super Wal-Mart. tival — with one holdout. Ald. Regina Hirsch (Dist. 3) C e l e b r a t i n g S t o u g h - expressed some concern that the ton’s Norwegian heritage, names of the roads within the t h e eve n t t r a d i t i o n a l l y development were too similar, includes a beer tent, but which might pose safety issues Ald. Sid Boersma (Dist. 1), for emergency management expressed concern about services attempting to access the the presence of alcohol at areas. Ald. Jean Ligocki (Dist. the popular annual event. 2) had a similar concern about Boersma said Syttende Mai the name of the apartments is a family event and he believes being the same as the nearby alcohol sales should not be a senior living facility. part of the festivities. He has votHowever, director of planed against the license every year ning and development Rodney since the beer tent was estab- Scheel reassured them that street lished in 2015. names could be addressed later in the process, and the names Meadows at would not cause confusion Kettle Park West because they are part of the A l d e r s u n a n i m o u s l y same development.

L a ke Keg o n s a S t a t e Park is offering a winter candlelight ski. The event is set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at 2405 Door Creek Road. The 2-mile ski trail will be groomed for skiing and decorated with hundreds of glowing luminaries, according to a news release. After participants finish the course, they are

EUCHRE PARTY Sunday, February 9th Cambridge High School Commons Registration at 12:00 pm $5 Registration Fee includes Lunch Cards at 12:30 pm Raffle and Live Auction to Follow SPONSORED BY THE CAMBRIDGE FFA ALUMNI All Proceeds Benefit Student FFA Activities.

‘Food for fines’ program at library Patrons can reduce fines by donating nonperishable food items to the library The Stoughton Public Library will celebrate Valentine’s Day by spreading the love to those in need with a “Food for fines” program. From Monday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, Feb. 15, library patrons will receive $1 off of their library fines for each non-perishable food item or personal essentials item they donate, up to $20.

overdue fines, and not to charges for lost or damaged items. Personal essentials items should be full-sized, unopened products. SamWhat: ‘Food for fines’ ple sizes and hotel-sized products When: Friday, Feb. 10, through cannot be accepted. Saturday, Feb. 15 All donations will benefit Where: Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton food pantries and the 304 S. Fourth St. Personal Essentials Pantry. “Foodfor-fines” is made possible by an Info: 873-6281 anonymous donor who will match each dollar in fines forgiven Donations can be made at the library’s during the program. For information, call the library at circulation desk on the first floor. T h e d o n a t i o n s a p p l y o n l y t o 873-6281.

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Norwegian knitting exhibit at Livsreise This month Livsreise, has an exhibit about the Scandinavian history of knitting, which dates back to the 1500s. The “Norwegian Knitting” exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Feb. 22. The museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. At the exhibit, patrons can learn about the

According to a Livsreise news release, knitted Norwegian sweaters have had a common design elements What: Norwegian knitting for centuries. exhibit The similarities in culturWhen: 9:30 a.m. to al sweaters include: Knits 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays with patterns in two or through Saturdays; exhibit more colors, where the botends Feb. 22 tom part is knit in one color for about 4- 10 inches, the Where: Livsreise, 277 W. sweaters have a square or Main Street rounded neckline and were Info: 873-7567 made with a pullover style or split down the front. Many of the motifs on commonalities among Norwegian sweaters have Norwegian sweaters, and how the craft originated. come from the Stone Age, a c c o r d i n g t o t h e n ew s

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release, with patterns varying from eight-petal flowers to checkerboards and nets to zigzag lines, trees and birds. For information, visit livsreise.org. -Mackenzie Krumme


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welcome to enjoy a bonfire with hot cocoa and baked goods sold by the Friends of Lake Kegonsa State Park. This event is for skiing only, as hiking, snowshoeing and pets are not permitted on groomed cross-country ski trails. For information, visit dnr.wi.gov -Mackenzie Krumme


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Coming up

Community calendar

Slime Science

12 years and younger are $10. Yoga classes Registration is required. A series of two free yoga classes are Create two different types of colorFor information, email arnesonfami- being offered by Stoughton Yoga, at ful slime starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, ly5@gmail.com. Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St. Feb. 7, at the library. The first class is set for 11 a.m. SatThe class is geared towards children Covenant’s chili cook off urday, Feb. 15, and is titled “Yoga for ages 8-11. Students will learn what The second annual Covenant Lutherthe Love of Self.” slime is and how it works. an Church chili cook off is set for The second class is set for 9 a.m. Participants should dress for activi- 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 9, Tuesday, Feb. 18, and is titled “Yoga ties involving glue, paint and glitter. at 1525 N Van Buren St. For information, call the library at In addition to the cook off the Brass for Complete Beginners.” Participants should bring a yoga mat 873-6281. Knuckles quintet will perform at or large towel. There are chairs avail9:30 a.m. Art with Michael Hecht able for participants who have trouble Chili cooks, voters and connoisseurs Community leader Michael Hecht getting up and down off the floor. is presenting a four part series starting are welcome to participate in the cook For information, visit stoughtonyooff. Friday, Feb. 7. ga.com Visit the church’s bulletin board to The Art Program will cover primSweets and Treats itive art to modern times and starts sign up. For information, email covlutherSons of Norway- Mandt Lodge 12:30-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the an@gmail.com. welcomes the public to a program on senior center. chocolate 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, The series will continue from 12:30- Friends of the library at 317 South Page St. 1:30 p.m. Fridays, May 1, Aug, 7, and annual meeting Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Nov. 6. The Friends of the Stoughton Public Todd Barman of Stoughton Sweet Hecht will share interesting facts from the art of the ancient Mayan to Library will be holding their annual Shop and Brook Johnson of Yahara contemporary painter Jackson Pollock. meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Chocolate will present an evening of chocolate and sampling. Travel around For information, call the senior cen- the Carnegie Room. A check will be presented to the the world by sampling chocolate from ter at 873-8585. library director generated from fund- countries in South America, Africa and Lefse class raisers held during the previous year. Asia. Learn about the history of cacao Participants can learn how to make The Friends Volunteer of the Year from before Christopher Columbus to the traditional Norweigian cuisine on award will also be presented. now. Learn the tricks of making fudge Opportunities to meet the Friends and caramel; what not to do and how to Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Sons of Norgroup and become involved will be fix “fudge fails”. way Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St. There are two sessions for the lefse available. For information, contact Darlene For information visit stoughtonli- Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail. class, 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. com or 873-7209. General admission is $20, and children brary.org/friends or call 873-4050.

Baha’i Faith

Covenant Lutheran Church

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

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

First Lutheran Church

St. Ann Catholic Church

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

Fulton Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

Cooksville Lutheran Church

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

Stoughton Baptist Church

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

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

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

Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion

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.

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

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

• Home energy assistance (appointments required), senior center, 333-0333 • 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

Saturday, Feb. 8

• 9-11 a.m., Lefse making class ($20), Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., arnesonfamily5@ gmail.com • 11 a.m., Book Nook grand opening, library, 873-6281 • 12:30-2:30 p.m., Lefse making class ($20), Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 South Page St., arnesonfamily5@gmail.com • 6 p.m., Candlelight Ski, Lake Kegonsa State Park, 2405 Door Creek Road, dnr.wi.gov • 8 p.m., Rainbow Bridge, Lon’s Tailgaters, 151 E. Main St., 205-6531

Sunday, Feb. 9

• 9:30 a.m., Brass Knuckle Quintet, Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., 873-7494 • 10:30 a.m., Chili Cook Off, Covenant Lutheran Church, 1525 N. Van Buren St., 873-7494 • 1:30 p.m., Norse Afternoon of Fun, Stoughton High School, 600 Lincoln Ave., stoughtonwi.com

Monday, Feb. 10

• 7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting, Dunn Town Hall, 4156 Cty. Road B (second Monday of each month)

Tuesday, Feb. 11

• 2 p.m., Create valentines day cards, senior center, 8738585 • 6 p.m., Friends of the Library annual meeting, library, stoughtonlibrary.org/friends or 873-4050 • 7 p.m., Stoughton Youth Center board meeting (second Tuesday of each month), Stoughton Youth Center, 567 E. Main St., • 7 p.m., Stoughton City Council, Council Chambers/Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth St. (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Wednesday, Feb. 12

• 10:30 a.m., Mini-course with Professor Jay Hatheway, senior center, 873-8585 • 1 p.m., Intro to Ukulele class, senior center, 873-8585 • 1:30 p.m., Cooking class with Kim, senior center, 8738585 • 3:30 p.m., Reading buddies, library, 873-6281 • 7 p.m., Sweets and Treats, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., Arnesonfamily5@gmail.com

Saturday, Feb. 15

• 11 a.m., Yoga classes “Love of Self,” Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356

Tuesday, Feb. 18

• 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Election Day Spring Primary Voting • 9 a.m., Yoga classes “Complete Beginners,” Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356 • 11:45 a.m., Tuesday topics, senior center, 873-8585

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.

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Cultivating Strength of Spirit How often do you find yourself praying to be relieved of your pains and infirmities? Perhaps it would be better to pray to have the strength, courage and patience to bear your infirmities. This prayer becomes increasingly important as we age,since our bodies eventually wear out. As the saying goes,“Old age is not for sissies,” at least in part because the elderly almost invariably have their share of chronic aches and pains. As the writer Philip Roth remarked,“Old age isn’t a battle, old age is a massacre.”But it is also worth remembering that certain infirmities actually contribute to our character, making us better people by reining in certain untoward desires or tendencies. So how do we develop the necessary strength of spirit to bear our pains and infirmities? One way is to get in the habit of doing small things every day which are difficult, painful, or just plain boring. This practice will help you to develop fortitude and strength of spirit for the more difficult and painful episodes, which are bound to come. And remember that in your suffering, you are in some ways sharing in the suffering of our Lord,who suffered greatly in his time here on earth. – Christopher Simon

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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Competitive dance

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Stoughton finished its season ranked ninth in Division 2 Jazz at the Wisconsin Association of Pom/Cheer Coaches State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the La Crosse Civic Center.

Vikings return to state ADAM FEINER Sports editor

The Stoughton dance team finished its season ranked ninth in Division 2 Jazz and 13th in D2 Pom at the Wisconsin Association of Pom/Cheer Coaches State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the La Crosse Civic Center. The Vikings, comprised of 17 members, competed against over 100 varsity dance teams at state. Junior captain Annie Balthazor also took part in the All-State Solo Dance competition, becoming the first finalist in the event in school history. Stoughton earned its state spot for the third year in a row a week previous at the regional competition at Watertown High School. The Vikings finished ahead of eight teams in D2 Pom and five teams in D2 Jazz to move on. Stoughton is coached by head coach Sarah Broske and assistant Lexi Schroedl. Hannah Olson also served as a team captain.

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Stoughton competed against over 100 varsity dance teams at the Wisconsin Association of Pom/Cheer Coaches State Championships on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the La Crosse Civic Center.

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The Stoughton dance team earned its state spot for the third year in a row at the regional competition Saturday, Feb. 25, at Watertown High School. The Vikings finished ahead of eight teams in D2 Pom and five teams in D2 Jazz at the regional.

In addition to her performance with the Division 2 Jazz and D2 Pom teams, Stoughton junior captain Annie Balthazor took part in the All-State Solo Dance competition, becoming the first finalist in the event in school history.


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Boys swimming

McGee, Vikings dunk Red Hawks MARK NESBITT

Photos by Adam Feiner

Assistant sports editor

Stoughton junior Cael McGee turned a Badger South Conference matchup with Milton into his own personal dunk contest. The Vikings defended their home court with a 57-47 win over the Red Hawks on Friday, Jan. 31, as McGee had two one-handed dunks and a pair of two-handed dunks en route to a game-high 31 points. “That’s the most dunks I have ever had in a game,” McGee said. “It feels good and it gives us a lot of energy.” Stoughton (13-2, 7-1 Badger South), which came into the game ranked fifth in the Division 2 Associated Press poll, broke the game open with a 17-3 run in the second half. Milton used a press and a half-court trap to keep the ball out of senior Adam Hobson’s hands, but McGee made the Red Hawks pay with slashes to the basket. “Cael thrives in a game like that,” Stoughton coach Nolan Weber said. “He was special, there was no doubt about that. He dribbles a lot and it’s not always the prettiest thing in the world, but it’s amazing some of the plays he can make. He was the difference-maker for us. For him to be able to go get baskets on his own is a huge weapon for us.” Milton, which upset Monroe two weeks ago, raced out to an 8-0 lead. Stoughton got off to a rocky start, as it hit just 1 of 10 shots in the first seven minutes. McGee scored five straight points to help the Vikings rally and take a 24-18 lead into halftime. Stoughton has held teams to 47 points or less in five of the last seven games. “We are pretty good defensively and it makes up for some of our deficiencies on the offensive end,” Weber said. “To only give up 18 points in the half made up for a bad offensive half for us. We haven’t put together complete games yet.” McGee drilled two 3-pointers in the second half and his thunderous two-handed dunk on the break brought the crowd to its feet with the Vikings ahead 31-22.

Stoughton’s Isaiah Rowley won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.80 in a home dual against Milton on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Vikings beat the Red Hawks 93-77.

Balanced Stoughton races past Milton ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Photo by Mark Nesbitt

Stoughton junior Cael McGee soars in for a layup against Milton on Friday, Jan. 31, in Stoughton. He scored a game-high 31 points and had four dunks in the Vikings’ 57-47 win.

“Earlier in the season, a lot of teams were taking charges on me because I wasn’t getting on two feet,” McGee said. “A lot of coaches and I have worked on that and I’m getting less charge fouls.” Hobson later scored on a layup and sophomore Luke Fernholz had a putback to give the Vikings a 47-27 lead. Junior forward Reece Sproul made a layup to extend the lead to 55-34 with 4:30 remaining. Sproul added eight points. Hobson and sophomore Barrett Nelson each chipped in five. “Reece has come a long way since last year,” Weber said. “Now it’s just about finding some consistency. His effort is better. We have guys around him who will make plays and he will be the beneficiary of those situations. He’s doing a good job of finishing.” Stoughton, which has won seven straight games, remains tied with Monroe atop the Badger South. The two teams meet Saturday, Feb. 8, in Monroe.

Isaiah Rowley played a part in three of Stoughton’s six wins in a Badger South Conference home dual against Milton on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Vikings used depth to beat the Red Hawks 93-77, improving to 3-4 in dual competition. Rowley won the 200yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.80, .54 seconds ahead of Milton’s Brady Case. He teamed with Jack Ebner, Matt Eppler and Dylan Williamson in the first-place 200 free relay (1:45.44). Rowley, Evan Schmidt, Jordan Barthuly and Conner Clark capped the dual by winning the 400 free relay in 3:36.33, more than six seconds ahead of Milton’s top quartet.

Stoughton’s Owen Lehman competes in the 200-yard individual medley in a home dual against Milton on Tuesday, Jan. 28. He finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:37.57. Schmidt won the 100 backstroke (58.46), .42 seconds ahead of Clark. Barthuly won the 200 individual medley (2:19.03), 4.42 seconds ahead of Milton’s Gavin Bartels. Clark touched first in the 100 butterfly (55.20), 3.38 seconds ahead of Milton’s Ryker Bailey.

Schmidt also took second in the 50 free (24.73), .19 seconds behind Milton’s Rider Jarzen. Rowley also finished second in the 100 free (55.30). Barthuly, Clark, Schmidt and Williamson placed second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.83.


Girls basketball

Stoughton bounces back in rout Assistant sports editor

The Stoughton girls basketball team dropped a pair of road games to start last week, but got back on track with a Badger South Conference home win. The Vikings (6-11, 2-7 Badger South) surged in the second half to beat Fort Atkinson 62-35 on Saturday, Feb. 1. Stoughton fell to Mukwonago 78-46 a day previous, and lost to Monona Grove 68-31 on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Stoughton 62, Fort Atkinson 35

Three Vikings reached double figures in a win over the Blackhawks. Stoughton sophomore Ava Loftus scored a teamhigh 13 points. Seniors Delaney Seidel and Megan M a rg g i e a c h a d d e d 1 0 points. Sophomore Mya Davidson chipped in nine points. The Vikings outscored Fort 38-16 in the second half.

Mukwonago 78, Stoughton 46

The Vikings shot 40.5% (15-for-37) from the field and 15.7% from 3-point The Vikings couldn’t range (3-for-19). keep pace with the Indians, who came into the game Monona Grove 68, ranked fifth in the Division Stoughton 31 1 Associated Press poll. The Vikings couldn’t Dru Henning scored a recover from a 41-15 halfgame-high 20 points and time deficit in a Badger Angie Cera had 18 for South road loss to the Silver Mukwonago. The Indians Eagles. led 48-23 at halftime. Senior Riley Royston paced Loftus scored a team- Stoughton with nine points. high 11 points. Davidson Seidel added seven points. nearly posted a double-dou- Loftus, senior Micah Zaeble with nine points and 10 misch and junior Hannah rebounds. Seidel and class- Furseth chipped in four apiece. mate Myranda Kotlowski M G ’s E m m a G o k e chipped in eight and seven poured in a game-high 18 points, respectively. points.


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Boys hockey


Girls hockey

Icebergs drop Lightning ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Even after falling behind early, the Icebergs girls hockey team never melted under the pressure of playing in front of the home crowd on Senior Night. Instead, the co-op put on a show in the final two periods and beat the Badger Lightning 5-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Mandt Community Center in Stoughton. The Icebergs then dropped a nonconference road game to Black River Falls on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Tomah Ice Center in Tomah.

Black River Falls 5, Icebergs 0

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Stoughton senior forward Brody Hlavacek (right) skates past Argyle senior forward Luke Kuberski during the third period Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mandt Community Center. Hlavacek scored two goals in the Vikings’ 3-3 tie against the Monroe co-op.

Vikings blast Blackhawks ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton experienced mixed results in its stretch of three games in three days last week. The Vikings started the stretch in Badger South Conference play with a 3-3 tie against the Monroe co-op on Thursday, Jan. 30, at Mandt Community Center. They beat Viroqua 8-3 at Mandt a day later, then dropped a nonconference road game to the Greendale co-op on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Wilson Park Recreation Center in Milwaukee.

Greendale co-op 7, Stoughton 2

The Vikings led 2-1 after the first period, but couldn’t keep pace as the Ice Force exploded for five goals in the second. Stoughton’s Dustin Woelke scored on the power play to tie it at 1 with 8:44 left in the first period. Woelke scored again 28 seconds before the first intermission off assists from Ethan Hanson and James Hanson. The Vikings (4-13-1, 2-7-1 Badger South) finished the game 1-for-7 on the power play and killed five of seven penalties. The Ice Force held a 39-18 advantage in shots. Stoughton’s Max Nihles made 26 saves on 32 shots faced, and Quinn Ziemann had six saves on seven shots.

Stoughton 8, Viroqua 3

The Vikings exploded for six goals in the third period in a nonconference home win over the Blackhawks. Jared Bauer scored two power-play goals in the second period to give Stoughton a 2-1 lead heading into

the final period. Jack Rilling scored on the power play 1:51 into the third period, and Bauer completed his hat trick on the power play a little more than a minute later to make it 4-1 Vikings. Brody Hlavacek scored two insurance goals in the third. Zach Wahlin and Parker Milbauer also scored in the third. Jack Trotter dished out two assists. Woelke, James Hanson, Tyler Peterson, Jack Sanford, Evan Schreier and Will Rotar each had one assist. Stoughton outshot Viroqua 57-30 and finished 4-for-7 on the power play. Ziemann made 27 saves in the win.

Stoughton 3, Monroe co-op 3, OT

The Cheesemakers scored the first three goals, but the Vikings battled back for their first tie of the season. “I’m proud of how hard we worked,” Stoughton coach Brett Quale said. “We’ve been working a lot harder lately, and the guys are starting to realize that if they play hard and physical, good things happen.” Monroe beat Stoughton 10-4 on Dec. 19, but couldn’t close the deal despite a hot start. James Hanson scored with 4:21 left in the first period off an assist from Deven Johnson to get the Vikings on the board. Hlavacek netted a short-handed goal two seconds before the first intermission to give Stoughton momentum that lasted the final 44 minutes of play. After a scoreless second period, both teams missed opportunities with a man advantage midway through the third. Stoughton killed back-to-back penalties, but couldn’t capitalize on a

Monroe penalty midway through its second power play. The Vikings did however capitalize on a 2-on-1 breakout to tie it, as James Hanson found Hlavacek for the equalizer with 4:54 remaining in regulation. “Both of my goals were backhands,” Hlavacek said. “The goalie likes to get low when I fake a move, so I decide to go top shelf with the backhand.” Nihles made a pair of stellar saves around the 3-minute mark to send the game into overtime. The Cheesemakers killed a penalty in the extra period, then nearly scored the game-winner in the waning moments of the game. Cade Janecke raced into the offensive zone on a breakaway, but Nihles made the last of his 31 saves with 24 seconds left. “The only thing going through my mind was keeping my eye on the puck,” Nihles said. “I had to come out and follow him.” Monroe scored 17 seconds into the game, as Payton Stauffacher took a pass from Cooper Dreyfus and ripped a slap shot into the back of the net. A pair of forwards from Illinois hooked up for the Cheesemakers’ next goal a little more than three minutes later, as Cade Janecke (Orangeville junior) scored off a cross-ice pass from Warren sophomore Blaze Janecke. Cade Janecke scored again 26 seconds before Hanson’s goal off assists from Stauffacher and Roman Bauer. The Vikings outshot the Cheesemakers 38-34, but went 0-for-4 on the power play. Senior goaltender Heath Bear made 36 saves for Monroe, which finished 1-for-5 with a man advantage.

The Tigers scored two goals in the first period, two in the second and one in the third. Stoughton junior goaltender Abby Seybold finished with 35 saves for the Icebergs (4-14-2, 3-7 Badger Conference). The co-op killed all three penalties, but finished 0-for-2 on the power play and was outshot 40-15.

Icebergs 5, Badger Lightning 1

The Lightning seized a 2-on-1 opportunity despite being a player down to take an early lead, but the Icebergs surged ahead with five unanswered goals. Baraboo freshman forward Bella Bowden scored a short-handed goal with 4:42 left in the first period to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead. The Icebergs responded

a little more than three minutes later, as Stoughton sophomore forward Samantha Nelson tipped home a rebound with 1:38 left in the first to tie it at 1. Deerfield junior defender Hailie Hefel and Stoughton senior f o r w a r d Ta y l o r N i s i u s assisted on the goal. Hefel scored on the power play, rifling a shot past Reedsburg freshman goaltender Kaitlin Elder 4:12 into the second period to give the Icebergs the lead for good. Nelson and Oregon junior forward Izzy Newton picked up the assists. N e l s o n s t u ff e d h o m e a rebound off a partially-blocked shot by Stoughton freshman forward Carley O’Neil with 7:50 left in the second to make it 3-1. “Our whole line worked together really well,” Nelson said. “I didn’t have to do a whole lot for my goals; my teammates helped me out.” Newton scored with 1:18 left before the second intermission off an assist from McFarland senior forward Aeryn Olson. “We never lost control and stayed within ourselves,” Newton said. “We really controlled the puck.” Stoughton senior defenseman Kelsey Waldner snuck a backhand past Elder 4:46 into the third period for an insurance goal, assisted by Nisius and O’Neil. The Icebergs outshot the Lightning 39-17, went 1-for-2 on the power play and killed all three penalties. Seybold made 16 saves in the win, while Elder had 34 saves.

Photo by Adam Feiner

Stoughton sophomore forward Samantha Nelson (left) celebrates with her Icebergs teammates after scoring in the first period Tuesday, Jan. 28, against the Badger Lightning. She scored twice in the Icebergs’ 5-1 win in Stoughton.


Stoughton finishes middle of the pack in Deerfield ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton sent nine wrestlers to the Deerfield Scramble on Saturday, Feb. 1, and the Vikings ended up 10th out of 18 teams with 338 points. Luke Pugh finished third with a 2-2 record at 195 pounds. He pinned S u n P r a i r i e ’s I s a i a h

Abernathy-Duewel in 1:09 and won a 5-2 decision over Lake Mills’ Jordan Tindell before losing his final two matches. Zach Caudle (220) placed fourth with a 2-3 record. He pinned Sun Prairie’s Blaine Moore in 1:25 and won an 11-2 major decision over Lake Mills’ Julian Stewart before losing his final three matches. To n y H o h o l ( 2 8 5 )

took fourth with a 1-3 record. He started his day with a 7-3 win ove r We s t B e n d We s t ’s Casey Biertzer. A l ex Wi c k s fi n i s h e d fourth at 120. He beat Kewaunee’s Max Severin 10-3, lost to Random Lake’s Ethan San Felippo 11-5, then had to forfeit his final two matches due to injury. Niko Jemilo (160) placed

sixth with a 3-2 record. He pinned Mayville’s Ayden Regan in 1:07, lost his next two matches, then won a 15-6 major decision over Madison La Follette’s Darien Browning and pinned Brodhead/Juda’s Karson Miller in 44 seconds. Rose Ann Marshall (113) took sixth with a 2-2 record. She pinned Brodhead/Juda’s

Matthew McCullough in 1:01 and beat Sun Prairie’s Alex Yelk 10-3 after losing her first two matches. Cael Steinmetz went 3-1 and ended up ninth at 132. He beat Sun Prairie’s Ryan Rivest 10-9 and pinned Deerfield’s Hunter Milonowski in 57 seconds and Lake Mills’ Eddy Eveland in 3:39 after losing his first match.

Ryan Lamers (182) finished ninth with a 2-1 record. He pinned We s t B e n d We s t ’s M a x We t z e l - B u y e s k e ( 1 : 1 3 ) a n d M e n a s h a ’s K a e d e n Grawvunder (3:00) after falling in his first bout. Jacob Gibson (145) was injured in his first match and ended up 11th. Random Lake won the team title with 666 points.

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Mary Lou Birkett Goodfriend Mary Lou died on Dec. 9, 2019, at Oakwood Village nursi n g u n i t , f r o m A l z h e i m e r ’s dementia. She was born on Feb. 6, 1938, in Hammond, Indiana. Both of her parents were from Wisconsin. Dolores Hogie Birkett was born and raised on a farm south of Stoughton, where Hogie road meets Route 138. The Hogies were Norwegian, which explains Mary Lou’s lifelong fascination with all things N o r w eg i a n . L o u B i r ke t t wa s from Hazel Green. Two years after Mary Lou was born her father coached the Hammond Tech basketball team to its first and only state championship — the city named a street after him! Lou died at age 52 while Mary Lou was away at college. Mary Lou and Ted honored him by endowing scholarships at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin -Platteville. Mary Lou attended Indiana University, first at a branch near Hammond then in Bloomington where she received Bachelors and Masters degrees in education and was admitted to the honorary society for educators. She remembered how her sorority sisters softened the trauma of her father’s death when she returned to Bloomington to finish her degrees. She taught elementary grades in Indiana, California, and for 15 years at Lomond School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. At Lomond, she

Legals DANE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CTH N BRIDGE REPLACEMENT TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE FEBRUARY 17TH PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT MEETING Planned replacement of the CTH N bridge located in Section 26 and 35, T-5-N, R-11-E, Town of Dunkirk will be discussed at a public involvement meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020, the Dane County Highway Department announced today. The meeting will be held at 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM with a short presentation beginning at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Dunkirk Town Hall, 654 County Road N, Stoughton WI, 53589. Dane County is proposing to replace the bridge that carries CTH N over Hannerville Creek and to reconstruct the adjacent roadway approaches. Proposed improvements include a new bridge and asphaltic roadway approaches near the bridge. CTH N will be closed to traffic during construction operations. A signed detour route will be provided. Dane County welcomes comments on the proposed project at the meeting. Construction for CTH N is currently scheduled for 2021. The February 17th meeting will be conducted in an open house format with a short presentation at 6:30 PM and a variety of exhibits and maps available for review. A representative from Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc. will be on hand to answer questions throughout the meeting. Attendees will have the option of making written or verbal comments during the gathering. A quorum of County/Town Board members may be present, but no action will be taken. Persons who are unable to attend on February 17th can contribute comments about the project by contacting Ellery Schaffer, P.E. at: Jewell Associates Engineers, Inc. 560 Sunrise Drive Spring Green, WI 53588 Ph: (608) 588-7484 Email: ellery.schaffer@jewellassoc. com Persons with concern for or knowledge about historic buildings and structures and archaeological sites are encouraged to attend this meeting or provide comments to the local units of government or the consultant. The Dunkirk Town Hall is wheelchair accessible. Published: January 30 and February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, DANE COUNTY, NOTICE SETTING TIME TO HEAR APPLICATION AND DEADLINE FOR FILING CLAIMS (INFORMAL ADMINISTRATION) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS J. NELSON CASE NO. 2020PR000062 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for Informal Administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 5, 1927 and date of death January 13, 2020, was domiciled in Dane County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1705 Severson Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589. 3. The application will be heard at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 2000, before Ben Schulenburg, Probate Registrar, on February 25, 2020 at 10:00a.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedents estate is April 24, 2020. 5. A claim may be filed at the Dane County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1005. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 608266-4311 at least 10 working days prior

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r e c e ive d a “ M a s t e r Te a c h e r ” award from the Jennings Foundation. M a r y L o u ’s m o t h e r r e t i r e d to her home town of Stought o n , a n d i t wa s w h i l e f l y i n g back from a trip to visit her that Mary Lou met her future husband Ted. “A marriage made in heaven.” They married twice on July 4, 1980; one ceremony at Covenant Lutheran Church in Stoughton, and one at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in Madison. Sadly, her mother died five months before the wedding. In Madison, Mary Lou, ever the educator, began by teaching English to Hmong immigrants in Stoughton, and Life Skills to adults at the Madison Area Technical College. She returned to school and earned an MS in Counseling Education from the University of Wisconsin. Her thesis topic was on childhood obesity. She said that studyi n g f o r t h a t d eg r e e n o t o n l y equipped her for her work in Madison’s schools, it also gave

to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Electronically signed by Danell Behrens Deputy Probate Registrar January 23, 2020 Michael D. Rumpf PO Box 1 Cambridge, WI 53523 (608) 423-3254 Bar Number: 1015663 Published: January 30, February 6 and 13, 2020 WNAXLP *** NOTICE Please take notice that the following retailers have applied for alcohol beverage licenses within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. The Public Safety Committee met to consider application recommendations to the Common Council on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The City Council will consider their application at the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020 or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard Brown Wood, LLC d/b/a Roxys Restobar, Trisha Brown, Agent, located at 208 W. Main Street, Stoughton, has applied for a Class B Fermented Malt Beverage and Class B Intoxicating Liquor license. Holly Licht City Clerk Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** ELECTION NOTICE CITY OF STOUGHTON NOTICE OF VOTING EQUIPMENT TEST TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020 9:00 A.M. A public test of the automatic tabulating equipment to be used at the Spring Primary (February 18, 2020), will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the Stoughton Fire Station (Election room), 401 E Main Street, Stoughton, WI. This test is open to the public. Holly Licht City Clerk Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS NOTICE OF VOTING EQUIPMENT TEST A public test of the automatic tabulating and ballot marking equipment to be used at the Spring Primary to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Town Hall, 2354 County Rd N. This test is open to the public. /s/ Maria Hougan, Clerk/Treasurer Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** MEETING OF: COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF STOUGHTON Date//Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 7:00 p.m. Location: Council Chambers (2nd Floor of Public Safety Building) 321 South Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin Members: Mayor Tim Swadley, Matt Bartlett, Sid Boersma, Phil Caravello, Ozzie Doom, Ben Heili, Regina Hirsch, Greg Jenson, Jean Ligocki, Tom Majewski, Lisa Reeves, Timothy Riley, and Brett Schumacher CALL TO ORDER Roll Call, Communications, and Presentations: Mayor Swadley called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Clerk Licht called the roll and noted there were 12 alders present. TDS Presentation Yahara River Park Presentation Sons of Norway Proclamation Minutes and Reports: the following minutes were entered into the record. Landmarks (11/14/19); Parks & Rec (10/15/19); Planning (11/11/19); Tree

Obituaries her insights into some of the features of a blended family she formed with Ted and his two sons. She served as counselor in three elementary schools in Madison before retiring for health reasons. Mary Lou showed remarkable courage and resilience when confronted with various stresses: losing her parents at two critical times in her life, ending her first marriage, leaving her job and friends to move to Madison, and undergoing several major surgeries, including clipping of a brain aneurysm. She remained strong to the very end. Mary Lou was a beautiful w o m a n i n p e r s o n a l a p p e a rance and dress, and her sense of simple elegance extended to her gardens and home. She also had a beautiful attitude toward people. Mary Lou instinctively felt love for all children; her step-sons were the lucky recipients of that love. She was also magnanimous in empathy and sympathy for most adults, even t h o s e r ev i l e d b y o t h e r s . S h e lived the motto “find the good and praise it.” A l t h o u g h a l oy a l L u t h e r a n and member of her church in Stoughton, Mary Lou fit actively into Ted’s Jewish household, family and synagogue. She gave life and meaning to the term “open-minded.” M a r y L o u ’s i n t e r e s t s w e r e far-reaching. She was a voracious reader, and accumulated

Commission (11/14/19); Whitewater Park Steering Committee (10/15/19); Public Safety (11/21/19); Food Pantry (10/17/19); Landmarks (12/12/19); CACP (12/3/19); Finance (11/26/19) Public Comment Period: Crystal Welsh, 1935 W. Milwaukee St., spoke about the Taste of Stoughton and explained that it would be an event to showcase local food and vendors. CONSENT AGENDA A. December 10, 2019 Council Minutes B. R-1-2020- Authorizing and directing the proper City official (s) to issue Operator Licenses to various applicants C. R-2-2020- Confirming the Mayors appointment of Bob McGeever to the Commission on Aging Motion by Jenson, second by Bartlett to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried 12-0. OLD BUSINESS O-27-2019- Repealing and recreating Section 58-6 and 58-8 and creating Sections 58-12 and 58-13 of the City of Stoughton Municipal Code relating to Public Nuisances Motion by Bartlett, second by Reeves to approve O-27-2019. Motion by Boersma, second by Heili to strike the part about morals. Motion withdrew. Motion by Boersma, second by Heili to strike the part about morals and decency and to add Japanese Knotted Weed to the noxious weeds. Motion carried 12-0. Original motion carried 12-0. NEW BUSINESS R-3-2020- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to approve a Temporary Class B Beer and Class B Wine Retailers License and Special Event License for Taste of Stoughton Motion by Jenson, second by Bartlett to approve R-3-2020. Motion carried 11-1 with Boersma voting no. R-4-2020- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to issue a Class B Fermented Malt Beverage license and a Class B Intoxicating Liquor License to Tailgaters of Stoughton, LLC, Chad Strutzel, agent, d/b/a Tailgaters of Stoughton located at 151 E. Main Street Motion by Jenson, second by Riley to approve R-4-2020. Motion carried 11-0 with Boersma abstaining. R-5-2020- Resolution by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton Conditionally Approving the Preliminary Plat of the Meadows at Kettle Park West Motion by Caravello, second by Heili to approve R-5-2020. Motion by Hirsch, second by Riley to add the following to paragraph 1of the resolution: no lots located south of Alpine Run or south of the alley located across oak opening drive from alpine run may be sold or conveyed until oak opening drive is constructed either to the intersection with 138 (if that intersection is ready for the connection) or to the southerly border of the plat (if the 138 intersection is not yet ready for the connection). Motion carried 9-2-1 with Jenson and Bartlett voting no and Boersma abstaining. Original Motion as amended carried 12-0. R-6-2020- Resolution by the Common Council of the City of Stoughton Conditionally Approving a Certified Survey Map Associated with Kettle Park West Motion by Caravello, second by Riley to approve R-6-2020. 12-0. Discussion and possible action regarding recommendation from the Common Council to the Plan Commission to prepare an amendment to the TIF project plan for Kettle Park West Phase II the Meadows Motion by Boersma, second by Jenson to direct city staff to prepare an amendment to the TIF project plan for Kettle Park West Phase II the Meadows for the Plan Commission. Motion carried 12-0. R-7-2020- Approving a Conditional Use Permit request by Jeb McMahon for a Two-Flat Use at 616 Ridge Street Motion by Caravello, second by Bartlett to approve R-7-2020. Motion carried 10-1 with Reeves voting no and Ligo-

ConnectStoughton.com books and articles on topics as diverse as cats, pioneers, Wisconsin farms, Shakers, Norway a n d g e n e a l o g y. H e r f avo r i t e book was “The Land Remembers” by Ben Logan. Every spring, she and Ted drove to B l o o m i n g t o n t o a t t e n d I U ’s Mini-University adult education week. Her favorite activities included gardening and reading at home, and biking and boating in Wisconsin and Sanibel Island, Florida. Mary Lou is survived by her h u s b a n d Te d , h e r s t e p - s o n s David (Susan), Michael (Nancy), their sons Benjamin, Ari, N o a h , a n d E l i j a h , a n d m a ny cousins and loyal friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunts and uncles, and her beloved cat Cinnamon. Her family are grateful for t h e ex c e l l e n t c a r e M a r y L o u r e c e iv e d d u r i n g t h e l a s t 1 8 m o n t h s o f h e r l i f e f r o m D r. Melissa Dattalo and the staff of Oakwood Village and Agrace Hospice. A celebration of Mary Lou’s life is planned for the spring. Details will follow. Cress Funeral & Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road Madison 238-3434 Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.com

cki abstaining. R-8-2020- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to enter into an agreement with Speedway Sand & Gravel, Inc. for the Bioswale to Wet Detention Conversion Project Motion by Schumacher, second by Jenson to approve R-8-2020. Motion carried 12-0. Consideration and possible action regarding Stafford Rosenbaum conflict waiver regarding Town of Dunn EMS Contract Motion by Jenson, second by Heili to approve the conflict waiver. Motion carried 12-0. R-9-2020-Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to enter into contracts covering calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022 for emergency medical services with the following Townships: Dunkirk, Pleasant Springs, Dunn, and Rutland. Motion by Schumacher, second by Reeves to approve R-9-2020. Motion carried 12-0. R-10-2020- Approving an Agreement with the Town of Rutland to make improvements to Oak Opening Drive and Deer Point Drive within the Town Motion by Riley second by Caravello to approve R-10-2020. Motion carried 12-0. ADJOURNMENT Motion by Jenson, second by Heili to adjourn at 9:25 p.m. Motion carried 12-0. Respectfully Submitted, Holly Licht, City Clerk Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** BOARD OF EDUCATION STOUGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD — REGULAR MEETING (MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020) 1. Regular Board Meeting Opening-A regular meeting of the Stoughton Area School District was called to order on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room by Board President Francis Sullivan. A. Roll Call-Allison Sorg, Jon Coughlin, Joe Freye, Tim Bubon, Steve Jackson, Yolibeth FitzGibbon, Francis Sullivan, Jill Patterson. Excused: Kathleen Hoppe. B. Public Comment-None. C. Legislative Update-Ms. Hoppe was excused from the meeting. She provided a written legislative report for the boards review. 2. District Administrator Report- Dr. Onsager reported on Senior Jack Nelsons All American Bowl participation; Nurtured Heart Training 1/7/2020; scholarship application window is open and seniors are encouraged to apply; Kegonsas food drive was a great success; and the last day of the K-12 art show at the Stoughton Public Library will be 1/7/2020. 3. Consent Agenda-A motion was made by FitzGibbon, seconded by Jackson and carried unanimously to approve the December 16, 2019 Regular Board Meeting Minutes as presented; approval of the December 12, 2019 — January 21, 2020 check register as presented; We would like to say thank you to the following individuals and groups and move approval of their donations to the district: Rumpf Law Offices,$15,000.00 for Martha Flugum Memorial Scholarship; Stoughton Sports Boosters,$3,920.00 for HUDL Software, Neptune Radio, Eye in the Sky TV; Bryant Foundation, $500.00 for Choir Supplies; Heartsong Assisted Living, $200.00 for Choir Supplies; Matthew Mbow, $100.00 for Choir Supplies; Stoughton Rotary Foundation, Attn: Pastor Todd McVey, $50.00 for Food for Kegonsa Families during Winter Break; Terrence and Carol Brenny,$25.00 for Food for families at Kegonsa during Winter Break and other vacations; Chip In for Meals-Donors: Cash Donations from Misc. Donors-$850.00; Mark Scott-$100.00; Candace Sarbacker-$100.00; Melissa Warner-$100.00; Stacey and Brian Huston-$100.00;

Mark and Vicki Ballweg-$100.00; Jeff and Emily Moyer-$100.00; Kari Gordinier-$100.00; Natasha Tesch-$96.00; Jonathan Wuest-$80.00; Daniel and Jamie Mowry-$60.00; Sherry Leick-$50.00; Deb McClintock-$50.00; Mark and Karen Benson-$50.00; Susan and Brian Zaemisch-$50.00; Thor and Beth Anderson-$50.00; Lori Olson-$50.00; Matt and Rachel Braund-$50.00; Rebecca and Aaron Mittelsteadt-$50.00; Amy and Brian Kahl-$50.00; G & P Fast LLC-$50.00; Brenna Diab-$50.00; Abbey Wishau-$50.00; James and Kathleen Gamoke-$40.00; Linda and James Link$40.00; Cecilia Gonzalez-$40.00; Nicole McClure-$40.00; Joell Schigur-$40.00; Barbara Wittenburg-$35.00; Jenna Kendellen-$35.00; Phillip and Sherry Hinkle-$30.00; Amy Elvekrog and Sara Rabe$30.00; John and Dawn Goltz-$30.00; Thomas and Agnes Robertson-$30.00; Andrea Klein-$30.00; Cody Reisdorf-$30.00; Rachel Simmons-$30.00; Renee Wilberg-$30.00; James and Marcie Ross-$25.00; Gregory and Nancy Hines-$25.00; Scott and Jennifer Helm$25.00; Carina Moreland-$25.00; Jennifer Hanson-$25.00; Bob and Becky Greiber-$20.00; Lynn Ver Helst & David Harris-$20.00; Jamie Wallace-$20.00; Megan and Travis Clark-$15.00; Carla Hoffman-$15.00; Callie LaPointe-$15.00; Stacey Schumacher-$15.00; Cynthia Liddle-$10.00; and related cash donation budget adjustments totaling $22,946.00. 4. Discussion A. Committee Reports-Policy: Bubon reported on policies/guidelines that were reviewed; many sections are completed. Sections will be available for board review as they are completed. Next meeting 2/3/2020. President Sullivan mentioned that Bylaws will be reviewed at the retreat. No other committees have met. B. Linkages-Jackson reported that he will attend the SHS Band Booster meeting 1/07/2020. C. JEDI Presentation-Jamie Syvrud, Director of JEDI Virtual Learning and Teresa Smith, JEDI Student Services Coordinator, explained the districts consortium partnership with JEDI and provided a comprehensive overview of JEDI Virtual School including what JEDI offers our students, student enrollment data, course offerings, and district costs. A question and answer session followed the presentation. D. WASB Resolutions — Coughlin (SASD WASB Delegate) will not attend the 2020 State Convention; FitzGibbon expressed interest in assuming the delegate duties and was appointment to the

Yvonne Bonnie Skaar Yvonne Bonnie Skaar, 80, died Jan. 31, 2020, at her home in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. Bonnie is survived by her children: Greg (Barb) Skaar, Jeremy (Ann) Skaar, and Marcia (Mark) Harried; her grandchildren: Wesley (Pamela) Skaar, Sam Skaar, Olivia and Cooper Skaar, Amanda Wendt, and Brittany and Daniel Harried; her sisters: Beverly Connor, Wanda (Warren) Nelson; sister-inlaw, Laurrie Rudd; and nieces, nephews, and friends. Bonnie was preceded by her husband, Bill Skaar; oldest daughter, Pamela; parents, Theodore and Daphne; and brother, Ted “Buddy” Rudd. Memorial services for Yvonne Bonnie Skaar will be held Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1209 Circle Dr., Beaver D a m w i t h Pa s t o r B r y an Lagerstam officiating. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

position by President Sullivan. The board discussed the WASB resolutions that will be presented at the 2020 WASB State Education Conference and approved the delegate to vote on the resolutions in the best interest of the board. 5. Contemplated Closed Session-At 8:37 pm, President Sullivan stated a need for a contemplated closed session. A motion was made by Freye, seconded by Sorg and carried unanimously on a roll call vote (Yea- Bubon, Coughlin, Freye, FitzGibbon, Jackson, Patterson, Sorg and Sullivan) to convene to an executive session of the Stoughton Area School Board in accordance with Stat. § 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss financial information of a business organization, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of the organization. President Sullivan called a contemplated closed session of the Stoughton Area School District to order in the Upper Conference Room at 8:45 pm. Present: Bubon, Coughlin, Freye, FitzGibbon, Jackson, Patterson, Sorg and Sullivan. The board discussed the organization information. A motion was made by Freye, seconded by Jackson and carried unanimously to go into open session at 9:15 pm. 6. Meeting Closing A. Recap of Action Items- Dr. Onsager & Kate Ahlgren will review proposed laws addressing dyslexia for the board. B. Future Meetings/Events: Board Retreat- 1/11/20; Regular Board Meeting1/20/20 & 2/3/20; 2020 State Education Convention- 1/22 1/24/20; Policy Committee Meeting- 2/3/20; Finance Committee1/20/20. C. Adjournment-A motion was made by Freye, seconded by Bubon, and carried unanimously to adjourn at 9:20 pm. ____________________ Yolibeth FitzGibbon, Clerk Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP *** PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Test of the automatic tabulating equipment and electronic voting equipment to be used at the Town of Rutland Spring Primary Election on February 18, 2020 will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2020 at the Town Hall. Posted: February 3, 2020 Published: February 6, 2020 WNAXLP ***

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Pets AKC DOBERMAN puppies DOB: 12-27-19 red male and fawn male. Vet checked and first shot will be done. Ready to go February 13. $600 608642-4843. GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, black with tan and gray markings. Excellent disposition. Parents are excellent alert watch dogs. Ready February 21. $400 obo. Eli Stoltzfus, 19900 Sunny Lane, Platteville, WI 53818. SPECIALIZING IN non-shed & hypo-allergenic, Mini DOUBLEDOODLES!!! AND MINI & PETITE Goldendoodles, Cockapoo, Poochons, Teddy Bears, Cavapoos, Morkies, Yorkie $695 to $1,495 or more #484991 We help train! www. SpringGreenPups.com 608-5747931. GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, AKC, shots, de-wormed, dew claws removed, micro-chipped and vet checked. 608-574-6204. License #267233.


ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $810 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589. 608-877-9388

Storage Spaces For Rent ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10x10 10x15 10x20 10x25 10x30 Security Lights-24/7 access OREGON/BROOKLYN CALL 608-444-2900 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber. Clean-Dry Units 24-HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$65-month 10x15=$75-month 10x20=$85-month 10x25=$95-month 12x30=$120-month Call 608-424-6530 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

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Office Space For Rent OFFICE/RETAIL Space for rent in Downtown Oregon. Available now. 1274 sqft, $1062 per month or 480 sqft, $400 per month. Heat included in rent. Contact 608-333-4420 or 715891-4784 for showing and further information. OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT In Oregon facing 15th hole on golf course Free Wi-Fi, Parking and Security System Conference rooms available Kitchenette-Breakroom Autumn Woods Prof. Centre Marty 608-835-3628


Real Estate NEW FACTORY built homes 3 BR, 2 BA put on your foundation. $59,980 HORKHEIMER HOMES Hazelton, IA. 800-632-5985.

Livestock REDFEST RED ANGUS SALE, registered bulls, heifers and cows, commercial heifers and cows. Bloomington Livestock Exchange, Sunday, April 5. redfestredangus.com. 608-778-6736.

Machinery J&M 525 grain cart and John Deere 1210A grain cart for sale. 608-5747596. WANTED: SMALL grain drill and small corn planter. 608-943-6455.


RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market Street/Burr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-520-0240

RENT SKID LOADERS MINIEXCAVATORS TELE-HANDLER and these attachments. Concrete breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump grinder. By the day, week, or month. Carter & Gruenewald Co. 4417 Hwy 92, Brooklyn, WI 608-455-2411


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GERALD STOEBERL & ESTATE OF AMBER STOEBERL SALE SITE: VIKING LANES 1410 HWY. 51-138, STOUGHTON WI 53589 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 - 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: On Stoughton’s northwest side on Hwy. 51-138 (next to Pizza Hut). Watch for auction signs. NOTE: Indoor auction in Viking Lanes banquet room. This is sale #3 and one more sale will follow. Large variety of items; this is only a partial list. LUNCH: Viking Grill STONEWARE & POTTERY: Van Briggle, Red Wing, Roseville, Weller, many Madison ceramic arts plus display shelves, Lladro, Sasha B, Door County Pottery, Hull, Rosemeade, 2 gal Target crock, salt jar ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Slag glass & reverse painted shade lamps; Gone With the Wind lamps; Hummel & Goebel figurines; spoon collection – mostly sterling; pendulum mantle & wall clocks; corner curio cabinet; corner what not shelf; portable potty chair (wood base); German beer steins, Beer trays & embossed beer bottles, Lithia, Cream City, Spaeth, etc.; blue carnival glass (Butterfly, peacock & font; drop leaf end table; wall mount display cabinet; cast book ends, include National Cash Register, Waupun Prison, & others w/adv.; African American collectibles; doll in nun attire; 3-stained glass window panels; black panther figurine; Cape Cod (Avon); pretzel jar & mugs; Navajo & Native American items; snookum & kachina dolls; tin type & silhouette pictures; oil lamps, some miniature; apple peeler; spice grinder; egg scale; autoharp string instrument; straight edge razors (Keen Kutter etc.); shaving mugs; wood cheese boxes; shaving mirrors, 1 w/brush holder; tobacco cutter; seltzer bottle; wood duck decoys; motion/round light (deer & fire); RS & Majolica type plates; pearl handle silverware; woven baskets; 10 pc Royal Doulton (Howard) chamber set, some blemish; Haeger ram; bear ink-well/pen holder; Precious Moments; celluloid glove boxes; Cupie dolls; painted plates/bowls; linens; bedroom stool; several bronze/metal statuary; marble Egyptian head busts; Bohemian red decanter & glasses; pickle caster sets; sheet music; antiq rocker; candle lamps w/shades/prisms; Murano glass clowns; comic & childrens books; collector books; Campbell Soup memorabilia; saphire blue glassware; copper boiler; German spice set; paper weights; fern stands; (old) green glass; old vehicle horn/siren; pewter ornaments; pictures by Fox; quilts; baseball cards; ice tongs; CI oil lamp brackets & trivets; old casters; silver plate items; Flo Blue; Occup Japan items; many items = Akin Fox & Hounds pictures – plus Iverson Mittlesteadt prints; Imperial Glass 12 Days of Christmas plates. SEE PHOTOS ON WEBSITE: WWW.RITGERDRENDEL.COM TERMS: Cash, good check, credit card (4% convenience fee is using credit card). All purchases must be settled for day of sale. Out of state checks require current bank letter of guarantee. Photo ID required to register to bid/buy. Announcements made at sale take precedence over advertised material. AUCTIONEER: Don Kleven Jr. (RWA # 179), Stoughton, WI (608)212-3320; SALE MANAGER: James Seamonson (RWL #132), Stoughton, WI (608) 575-3325; AUCTION CONDUCTED BY: Ritger & Drendel Auction Specialists, LLP (RWAC #516) 116 N Main St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935 (920) 923-7777

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Newspaper: Students get hands-on experience working at a newspaper before high school Continued from page 1 hard to consistently get the same kids there.” Now the class includes a newspaper, which can give students some experience if they choose to join the staff of the acclaimed Norse Star, the Stoughton High School student newspaper. “I thought it would be a really good idea,” she said. “Everybody knows what a success that is; they do a fantastic job and win awards every year. I figured why not try to get kids more of a start into that realm. “They’re working hard and doing great,” Bonde added. For the class, students learn about a variety of functions, roles and skills needed

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From left, Lily Maerz and Julia Schaefer, proofread the second edition of the River Bluff Courier. at a modern newspaper, with some taking on page design, art, photography and a variety of writing roles. Bonde said the class is structured so that every student has something to cover.

The paper includes a five-person editorial board comprising students who are the leaders in the room, she said. It’s something she added last year to help give students more ownership of the process

after spending about 10 hours herself getting the first issue done last year. “(They’re) the kids I know will get it done and I can trust to write and edit good stories,” she said. “I had to take that step back and say, ‘These are 13 and 14 year olds; we don’t need to be putting out Pulitzer Prize-winning stuff.” The students do need to meet deadlines, however. And Bonde is proud of the fact that she is a stickler for that all-important aspect of the business. “This is a very writing intensive class, and I want them to understand if you don’t get it done, nobody’s going to pick up your slack, nobodys going to cover for you,” she said. “It’s your job, and if we’re

short a page in the issue, that’s on you. There’s a workload, and getting them to understand it’s not a ‘slacker’ class – they have to come in ready to rock.” Students usually spend about a month on each issue, with Bonde giving a week’s notice to come up with story ideas every month. They’re now working on their fifth issue, and she said she enjoys the positive feedback from staff and parents, and the fact that the students now have something they’ve produced themselves. I t ’s g iv i n g k i d s t h a t hands on opportunity to do

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Whitewater: Study projects park could bring millions to city Continued from page 1 Lacy of Recreation Engineering and Planning, the company that is planning to construct the park, presented plans at Stoughton Area High School Performing Arts Center. After the presentation, comment cards were available for attendees to ask questions and give feedback on the presentation and the overall whitewater park plan, which includes removing a dam and creating several small pools that would create rapids in part of the Yahara River adjacent to Mandt Park. Glynn told the Hub the feedback will be used during the creation of the final version of the whitewater park plan. Glynn began the presentation with a brief history of how the plans for the park had been developed by the city over the past two years, and explaining what city officials felt it could accomplish. Glynn also talked about the impact the park could have on Stoughton’s economy. In 2018, Glynn and Tsung-Lun Hsu, a graduate

student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, conducted an economic impact study that predicted it could result in millions of dollars of spending annually in the city. The study partly based that projection on estimates that there are at least 30,000 kayakers within a 30-minute drive to the site and 82,000 within an hour’s drive of the proposed park. That squares with what the Macur family, who attended the meeting, has experienced. Kenn, Darci and Tristan are all avid paddlers who often travel an hour or more to locations around the region for the sport. They each said they were excited that there would be an opportunity to paddle closer to home and thought the park would prove popular based on the number of people they have seen paddling at similar locations in the Midwest. The nearest whitewater parks are more than two hours away, in Wausau, to the north, and Manchester, Iowa, to the west. Lacy also presented

information about how the project would need to be engineered and its potential effects on the hydrology of the Yahara River. Glynn said Lacy has helped create more than 120 whitewater parks at locations around the country. As part of the current park plan, the city would remove the Fourth Street dam. In addition to restoring the river to a more natural state, Lacy and Glynn emphasized the increased safety the removal of the dam would bring. WKOW 27 reported in 2018 that a woman paddling through the Yahara River was pulled under the dam during a period of high water, though she survived with only minor injuries. Lacy said the removal of the dam will lead to lower water levels and a calmer water flow overall. A fact sheet distributed at the meeting added that after the project is completed, “the river will act like a natural river” meaning that “during wet periods the water level will be higher and during droughts the water level will be lower.”

There was an additional discussion of how fishing would be affected by the project. Fish passages are included in the project plan along with the drops and the dam removal. The presentation also addressed how the plan for Mandt park would be integrated in the whitewater park, with accompanying trails and features included in the creation of the whitewater park plan. Renee Hickman can be contacted at renee.hickman@ wcinet.com or follow her on Twitter at @ReneeNHickman

something that could potentially be a career down the road,” Bonde said. RBMS principal Trish Gates said given Bonde’s experience in the field of journalism and communication, school officials are thrilled to offer the course. “The goal of our elective program at River Bluff is to provide options for students to try out areas of interest and explore their talents and abilities,” she wrote the Hub in an email. “I am always impressed with each edition, and the dedication and effort it takes our students to produce a great newspaper.”

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Obituary Lyman Hawkinson Our Lord took a good man, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather peacefully to heaven today. Lyman Hawkinson “Hawk” passed away at age 89 on Jan. 31, 2020. Lyman was born on Aug. 20, 1930. He grew up on a farm outside of Stoughton where his parents, Lyman and Christine (Moen) Hawkinson raised 10 children. They were always a close family, the nieces and nephews remain close today. He met the love of his life at Stoughton High School, Patricia “Pat” Olson and they married Oct. 4, 1952. Lyman served his country in the Army during the Korean War, where he learned to operate heavy equipment, which later became his life long career. The family raised crops, including tobacco, on a farm between Oregon and McFarland where they lived for over 47 years. In 1967, with Pat by his

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side they purchased the first hydraulic crane in Wisconsin and ran Hawkinson Crane Service for many years. Lyman has been a member of First Lutheran Church all his life and a member of the American Legion Post 59 both in Stoughton. Lyman always put his family first in his life and will be missed by his surviving family – his wife of 67 years, Patricia “Pat;” children, Terri (Wes) Parnell, Gary (Teresa) Hawkinson, and Julie (Jeff)

Yaeger; grandchildren, Jason (Kiara), Amanda, Crystal, Kyle (Megan), Tony (Abby), Joel (Kelly), Kyle (Brittanie), Jacob, and Kevin (Brittany); and great-grandchildren, Ashton, Grace, Gavin, Liam, Arya Sawyer, Thea, Riley and one on the way; brother, Philip (Carol) Hawkinson; his sister-in-laws, Gloria Halverson, Irene Hawkinson, Donna Hawkinson, and Beverly Hawkinson. A funeral service will be held for Lyman at First Lutheran Church, 310 E Washington St., Stoughton, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post 59, Stoughton, or to Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Please share your memories at www.cressfuneralservice.com. Cress Olson-Holzhuter 206 W. Prospect Stoughton, WI 53589

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