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Members of the Stoughton Area High School concert choir practice singing “I Shall Not Live in Vain” in preparation for their trip to Carnegie Hall trip later this semester.

New York, New York, again so much in the past decade or so, they probably could qualify as honorary residents. The group, led by long-time director Ryan Casey, is returning to the Big Apple to perform April 1 at perSCOTT DE LARUELLE haps the country’s most famous and revered concert venue – Carnegie Unified Newspaper Group Hall. It marks the fourth time the The Stoughton High School con- choir was selected to perform by cert choir has been to New York City sending in audition recordings, with

SHS concert choir to perform in Carnegie Hall for fourth time since 2008

past trips in 2008, 2013 and 2016. The 72-member choir will collaborate with nationally recognized guest conductor Alan Zabriskie for a combined performance with three other choirs from across the country. Casey said in an email to the Hub “a distinctive variety of six shorter works are being prepared for this

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City of Stoughton

DNR orders more bank site testing City approves spending $4,280, more possible ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

An order from the state to do further testing could complicate the city’s plans to use a newly acquired downtown building. The state Department of Natural Resources has notified the city it must check into possible petroleum contamination before it will issue a “no further action required” order that would close its file on the site. The former McFarland State Bank building, which is now owned by the city, once was home to a gas station that stored its fuel under the current

parking lot. The DNR wants to be sure contaminants that leached from the gas tanks are at acceptable levels. The site’s unsettled environmental status was an issue last fall, when the Common Council was debating whether to accept the building. At the time, city attorney Matt Dregne said the “most likely response from DNR” would be a “no further action required” letter for the site. A “less likely response” would be requiring some additional groundwater monitoring, which he estimated would cost $12,000. That’s what the DNR has asked for, though with less sampling than Dregne anticipated. He put it at a “very low risk” that the DNR would require further remediation, noting the fact that it’s a parking lot essentially acts as a cap on the

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site. Tuesday, Feb. 26, the Common Council approved paying up to $4,280 to Resource Engineering Associates for “groundwater well monitoring installation, initial sampling and ongoing monitoring/sampling.” If the project goes as REA engineer Ryan Nehls expects, the cost will be closer to $3,000. Nehls said he thinks one round of sampling might be sufficient to satisfy the DNR’s requirements. Three extra quarterly reviews would increase the total cost by $1,200. REA engineers will access groundwater in the southwest corner of the parking lot at 216 S. Main St. by

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Stoughton wrestlers, from left, Dante Steinmetz, Luke Geister-Jones, Drew Pasold and senior Hunter Lewis celebrate repeating as WIAA Division 1 state champions after a 42-24 win over Mukwonago Saturday, March 2 at the UW Field House in Madison.

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District policy overhaul begins Board spends two hours going through district bylaws

likely be a months-long effort to review and revise all district policies, going line by line through 65 of them, that deal with the operation of the board and meeting functions. Board SCOTT DE LARUELLE president Frank Sullivan said there will be similar Unified Newspaper Group sessions in the future as I f S t o u g h t o n s c h o o l part of an “overhaul of our board members weren’t entire policy structure.” “(Board member) Tim experts in (Bubon) and the staff on district polthe policy committee and i cy b e f o r e other members have been t h i s y e a r, grinding through the polthey probaicies and we determined bly will be we would bring them to soon. the board in batches,” he Monday said. “There’s a tremenn i g h t , t h e Sullivan dous amount of staff time board started what will

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SHS goes ‘Global’ Stoughton High School held its first “Go Global” conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26. More than 80 high school students participated in the event, which included eight, 25-minute sessions that featured an African drum ensemble, an administrator who lived abroad, a graduate who studied overseas in the Peace Corps and an SHS alumni who started his own music discovery and streaming platform. Students were able to attend three sessions of their choice as a way to help them learn about other cultures and connect with local community members. - Amber Levenhagen

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Students were able to participate in three sessions of their choice during the Go Global conference.

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Maya Kadakia, one of the directors of the Limanya Drum Ensemble, connected languages and culture through music and dance over the course of several presentations.

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Elizabeth Garcia Hall, director of hospitality for the Food Fight Restaurant group, talked about how languages and cultures are used in the restaurant business and food-service industry.




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Discussion topics ranged from studying in China, leading a nonprofit in El Salvador, practicing international dancing and serving in the Peace Corps in Uganda.

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City in brief Heili joins parks, policy New Ald. Ben Heili (Dist. 4) has been added to the Parks and Recreation and Community Affairs and Council Policy committees. The Common Council on Feb. 26 unanimously approved Mayor Tim Swadley’s appointment to succeed Nicole Wiessinger, who resigned as Dist. 4 alder in January. Ald. Matt Bartlett (D-4) was appointed to take Wiessinger’s place on the Utilities Commission, which leaves only one of Wiessinger’s former seats unfilled: co-chair of the ad-hoc committee to attract and retain young families with the school district.

SU writes off uncollectable debt Stoughton Utilities will write off about $12,500 in uncollectable debt from 2018. The bulk of it, nearly $9,800, is from a “car vs. pole” collision in 2017. SU finance director Jamin Friedl told the council the car was stolen by a minor and “there’s absolutely nothing to collect.” The debt is similar to amounts from previous years, Friedl said. According to a memo from SU assistant director Brian Hoops, if a customer moves back into the service territory, the utility will require a deposit to insure payment for future service. And if the debt was not a result of a bankruptcy filing, the utility will once again attempt to collect the debt. Aside from the stolen car accident, the average outstanding debt was about $145.

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The bank building that may be the future home to some city staff. At nearly 12,000 feet, it’s a bit larger than City Hall.

Continued from page 1 drilling a roughly 30-foot hole, then installing a 2-inch PVC pipe with a screen at the bottom to allow water to filter in. After the well settles for about a month, engineers will come back and remove a sample of groundwater and send it to a laboratory for testing. Nehls said he anticipates sending results to the DNR in mid-April. He said this type of work is “very common” on sites that formerly held gas stations or dry cleaners. The samples will be tested for volatile organic compounds (VOC) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), which in high enough levels can be

carcinogenic, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. REA also performed the phase 1 and 2 environmental assessments, the latter including soil borings where the garage and fuel islands used to be. One of the soil samples taken from the location of a former fuel island exceeded the DNR’s soil to groundwater protection screening levels, but did not exceed the residential direct contact screening levels. REA attempted to take a groundwater sample during phase 2 testing in September but was unsuccessful. The testing ordered by the DNR is at that location, and the DNR’s program manager and hydrogeologist program coordinator

Wendell Wojner said the goal is to determine the extent of the contamination. “As a conservative type of agency, the first step is defining the situation,” Wojner told the Hub. “By defining the extent, we know enough about this contaminant find, we know where it is, how much it is, the quantity, where it’s going, does it represent a significant threat to human health and environment.” “It’s a conservative measure to protect groundwater, infiltration, the water percolating through the ground.” During the October discussion about acquiring the building, a few alders, including Timothy Reilly (Dist. 1), recommended waiting until the DNR

closed the site so the city wouldn’t potentially be on the hook for expensive cleanup costs. Others, like Regina Hirsch (D-3) said that information likely wouldn’t change the council’s decision, as $12,000 is “peanuts in the scheme of things.” The city has $100,000 in borrowed money earmarked in 2019 to pay for costs associated with moving into the building. The bank will lease a portion of the property to continue drive-up banking on the site and will pay the city $25,700 annually, though slightly less in the first year.

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TIF could go toward affordable housing Unified Newspaper Group

The city is exploring options to use revenue from a tax-increment financing district to fund affordable housing efforts. The Common Council discussed the possibility at its Feb. 26 meeting. State law allows for TIDs to stay open a year longer than originally planned if the proceeds go to an affordable housing fund. The city could adopt an “affordable housing extension resolution” after it pays the TID 3 project costs. Preliminary projections indicated staying open another year would bring $300,000 to $400,000 into the district for such a fund. In the 2017-18 school year, the Stoughton Area

University of Wisconsin Extension. Finance director Jamin Friedl advised the committee that a project large enough to require matching funds from an outside group might make more sense, as all of the money from TIF 3 in the affordable housing fund would need to be spent. “We shouldn’t say (to a housing group), ‘Do a $350,000 project,’ and then end up with $400,000 in the Photo by Amber Levenhagen fund,” Friedl explained. The property at 309 Pine St. is the location of a future The Finance committee housing development that will support four families that are was generally receptive to homeless in Stoughton. the idea and directed staff to look into it. TID 3 must be closed on School District identified 71 four families at a site on children who lacked fixed, Pine Street on the west side or before Nov. 24, 2019. regular and adequate hous- of the city. ing. Area groups have been Mayor Tim Swadley said Contact Alexander Cramworking on that problem, he had been in touch with er at alexander.cramer@ with the Housing Advocacy Habitat for Humanity and​ Team of Stoughton (HATS) would continue outreach building housing for up to work to groups like the

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Letters to the editor

Vote Jill Patterson for school board As parents who have guided three children through the Stoughton Area School District, from elementary school to high school graduation, and (Lily) as a former SASD academic staff member dedicated to students with special needs for more than a decade, we cannot more highly recommend Jill Patterson as a candidate for our school board in the April 2 spring election, a school board on which she already has served our community so effectively for some time. Patterson has proven her analytical, leadership and collaborative skills to move the district forward. She has demonstrated that she has a sincere interest in the success of all students in our community, with a focus on policies, programs and projects, which have the promise of ensuring success for all, with relevance to student and academic staff opportunities and achievement, student and staff retention, and the

promotion of a positive workplace and of a learning-growing-caring student environment. Patterson has the training, skills and ability to pay attention to the finances and to monitor the fiscal health of the district, while fairly considering the different needs and limitations of all who live in and pay taxes in our community, and those of the hard-working school system academic and support staff who are the heart and soul of our public schools. Patterson has and will serve the diverse values and needs of our community. She is a caring and sincere individual who loves to contribute what she can to improve public education for all students, while she and her husband have their own two children enrolled in the Stoughton public school system. My husband and I will be voting for Patterson on April 2. Lily and V.K. Wetzel City of Stoughton

Patterson ‘committed to providing support’ I have known Jill Patterson professionally and personally for eight years. She has volunteered in many areas of our community. I am always impressed by her energy, dedication and optimism mixed with a healthy dose of Midwestern common sense. When I started Safe Students Stoughton over three years ago, Jill was there as a sounding board as we tried to figure out the best ways to increase the safety and well-being of our schools and students. If you know Jill, you have experienced her intelligence, humor, and acceptance of all people’s differences. She looks for and celebrates an individual’s strengths, even if others

focus on their challenges. This is a key and important characteristic. Being open to new ideas that actually work is what we need in our ever-changing world. There is much to celebrate in the SASD, but much work to be done. Jill Patterson is a fair-minded member who believes in teachers and students of all abilities. She is committed to providing the support and tools we need to make our district the best it can be. On April 2, feel confident that you are helping the future of our community by voting Jill Patterson to remain on our school board. Patrice Bennett City of Stoughton

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It’s not a goodbye, it’s just a graduation


’m graduating next month. Most people call it retiring, but I think of it as graduation, because there are a lot of similarities. I’ve spent the past eight years working at the Stoughton Public Library (going to class), preparing budgets and reports (doing homework), attending evening meetings (participating in after-school activities) and attending workshops and conferences (furthering my MacDonald education). After graduation, I’m going to live at home (in Stoughton with my wife), and I will be going back to my first career, as a clarinetist – this time as an avocation focusing on popular and Klezmer music, rather than classical. I can’t possibly mention the names of everyone from over the past eight years to whom I owe thanks. But thank you to everyone for all your help and assistance. I also want to underscore what Youth Services librarian Amanda Bosky said in her column earlier this year. One of the best ways you can support the library is by using the library. Stop by and see what we have to offer. Now, in my final column as the director of Stoughton’s library, let me share with you some of my favorite authors. Harold Adams (1923-2014) was director of the Minnesota Charities Review Council. He created the character of Carl Wilcox, sign painter, hotel worker and ex-con who solves mysteries in South Dakota during the depression. The hotel in his stories is based on one that Adams’ grandparents ran when he was growing up. Adams was nominated twice for a Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America

and won the Shamus in 1993 for “The Man Who Was Taller Than God.” He also won a Minnesota Book Award the same year for the same title. I love the dry, dusty, true-tolife feeling I get when I read these books. There are 16 books in this series, and you can start reading any of them. Roderic Jeffries (b. 1926) is a British mystery writer who emigrated to Majorca. Jeffries reported that he began a career as a lawyer “to the detriment of seven clients,” after which he turned to writing full time. Jeffries’ stories take place on Majorca, an island in the Mediterranean. I became interested in these stories because at one time I used clarinet reeds that were made in Majorca from native cane. That was a personal connection to the island where these mysteries take place. In addition to the mystery, these stories have an underlying theme of how the beauty of the island is being destroyed by foreign tourism. The protagonist is Inspector Enrique Alvarez, who always solves the mystery, but not in the way that his superior chief thinks it should be solved. Alvarez lives with his cousin and his cousin’s wife, who is always cooking up a wonderful Majorcan dinner. And, in case you’re curious, I now use clarinet reeds made in France from French cane. Shortly after 2000, I began an email correspondence with author Qiu Xiaolong (b.1953) (pronounced “Cho Shaw-long”). I had just read his first mystery, “Death of a Red Heroine,” and took notice when the Wall Street Journal labeled it the third-best political novel of all time. Mr. Qiu told me that he first visited the United States in 1988 to research a book about T. S. Eliot, but after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, he remained in America to avoid persecution by the Communist Party. Qiu has been living in St.

Louis ever since and has written nine novels featuring Chen Cao, Inspector in the Shanghai police. When I visited with him, we talked about two themes in his novels. One is the great degree that the Communist Party controls people’s lives, both personal and professional – something most Americans would no doubt find disturbing. The second, which sounds surprising in light of the first theme, is the great increase of capitalism in China. Then I remembered that capitalism is an economic system and Communism is a political system. For political mysteries, Qiu Xiaolong can’t be beat, but he has also published some wonderful volumes of Chinese poetry in translation, which I also recommend. Andrea Camilleri (b.1925) is an Italian writer from Sicily whose mysteries have been translated into English by Stephen Sartarelli. Camilleri created Salvo Montalbano, a police inspector in Sicily who has appeared in 27 titles, so far. I enjoy these books a lot because they take me to a such different world – small-town, somewhat rural Sicily – where I learn about the history, culture, food, and everyday life in a part of the world I probably will never visit. You can begin reading with any book in the series, but be sure to check the notes in the back of the books for information about references to various events and people that are mentioned in the text. Thanks to TV adaptations of his books and his TV appearances, Camilleri, has become something of an Italian celebrity and media icon. May you enjoy these authors, as much as I do. Thank you to all, and goodbye for now. Richard MacDonald is the director of the Stoughton Public Library.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kiwanis Annual breakfast fundraiser will feature Trinity Irish Dancers

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The full cast of Stoughton Village Players next performance, “Nunsense,” are, front row from left: Amanda Zasada and Bethany Pluymers; top row, from left: Abi Johnson, Kathy Horton and Kirsten Johnson.

SVP presents ‘Nunsense’ Singing, dancing nuns highlight new SVP show AMBER LEVENHAGEN Unified Newspaper Group

A gang of frantic nuns will dance and sing their way across the Stoughton Village Players stage next week. The next musical production, “Nunsense,” will follow the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they try to solve a big fundraising problem. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. March 14-16, 2  p . m . M a r c h 1 7 , a n d 7:30 p.m. March 21-23 at the Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E. Main St. Tickets for Thursday and Sunday shows are $15. Friday and Sunday tickets are $17. “Nunsense is a showwithin-a-show where the performers interact with the audience as part of the ‘benefit,’” director Dan Prueher said in a news release.

If You Go What: Stoughton Village Players present ‘Nunsense’ When: 7:30 p.m. March 14-16, 21-23, 2 p.m. March 17 Where: Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E. Main St. Tickets: Thursday and Sunday $15; Friday and Saturday $17 Info: The nuns need to raise funds in a hurry and decide to hold an emergency benefit show. “The complicated reason for needing the money involved tainted soup, burial of most (but not all) of the poisoned nuns, purchase of a plasma TV and bodies still in the freezer,” a news release explained. The performance features Mother Superior (Kathy Horton), Sister Mary Hubert

(Kirsten Short), Sister Robert Anne (Abi Johnson), Sister Mary Amnesia (Bethany Pluymers) and Novice Sister Mary Leo (Amanda Zasada) and their earnest but flawed efforts. The old-time cafeteria set was designed by Katy Freye, painted by Margaret Jamison and constructed by Henri Dutilly. It will remind some audience members of their own grade school experiences, complete with menus, a lunch line and posters with motivational messages. The Ecumenical Orchestra, led by Leo Endres, plays in the kitchen among the hanging pots and pans. The ushers are all members of the town and parish. Tickets can be purchased at stoughtonvillageplayers. org and McGlynn Pharmacy, 100 E. Main St. For information, visit the Stoughton Village Players website. Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber.levenhagen@

The Stoughton High School cafetorium will be filled with the energy of Irish dance and the aroma of food for Kiwanis Club’s 19th annual pancake breakfast before St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 16. With the Trinity Irish Dancers appearing for performances at 8 and 9:30 a.m., the fundraising meal will offer an all-youcan-eat menu of pancakes, eggs, applesauce, sausage, strawberries, orange juice, milk and coffee. Sponsored by Stoughton Kiwanis Club and the Stoughton High School Key Club, the event serves to raise money for future Kiwanis Easter egg hunts, Kite Day, disc golf tournaments and Santa’s Workshop. T h e ev e n t w i l l a l s o File photo by Kimberly Wethal include free books for Charlotte Cummings, of Stoughton, eats her scrambled children, a magician and eggs while watching the Trinity Irish Dancers perform at the Stoughton Lions Club will Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast last year. sell roses. Ti c k e t s c a n b e p u r chased in advance or at the door. The cost for admission is $7 for adults, $4 for What: Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast kids ages 6-12 and $20 for When: 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 16 families. Children ages 5 and under get in free. Where: Stoughton High School Cafetorium, 600 Lincoln For more information, Ave. call 501-3180. Cost: $7 for adults; $4 for youth ages 6-12; free for youth ages 5 and under; $20 for families - Justin Loewen Info: 501-3180

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Familiar voice returns SHS grad Jerrick to sing here with Ripon College March 18

The Stoughton High School concert choir will open up for the Ripon College Chamber Singers, including 2016 SHS graduate Bailey Jerrick, in a free combined concert at the SHS PAC at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18. The concert is part of the Ripon College Chamber Singers’ annual

spring break tour, where they will travel to Sheboygan, Waukesha, Watertown and Madison, among other stops. The ensemble will perform a variety of unaccompanied choral works, conducted by John C. Hughes, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

If You Go What: SHS Concert Choir performs with Ripon College Chamber Singers When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 Where: Stoughton High School Performing Arts Center, 600 Lincoln Dr. Info: 877-5600

SASD family workshop is March 9 The Stoughton Area School District has been working this year to adopt the Nurtured Heart Approach in its schools. This weekend, it will offer a workshop on the social emotional framework of creating positive relationships with challenging children. This family focused event is designed for parents looking for ways to help their children build more positive relationships, and it’s set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at the district administrative building on 320 North St. District staff members and certified Nurtured Heart

in a more positive light. “More a relationship-building tool than a behavior What: SASD Nurtured management program, the Heart workshop Nurtured Heart Approach is used by parents, teachers and When: 8:30 a.m. to noon, therapy professionals all over Saturday March 9 the world. Learn how intenWhere: SASD admintional use of your energy and istration building, 320 connection can inspire great North St. behaviors and transform your Info: Call Amy Ruck at relationships.” For information on Nur877-5035 tured Heart, visit For information on Nurtured trainers Amy Ruck and Karla Heart at the SASD or the Cornell-Wevley will facilitate March 9 session, call Ruck the session. at 877-5035 or email amy. According to district infor- mation on the program, the Nurtured Heart Approach Email Unified Newspaper is a set of strategies to help Group reporter Scott De children develop “self-regulaLaruelle at scott.delarueltion” and perceive themselves

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The City of Stoughton is seeking nominations to highlight one special volunteer for the 19th annual “Stoughton Volunteer of the Year”. City officials are also seeking nominations to highlight a “Stoughton Business of the Year” and “Stoughton Friend of Youth” . Recipients will be chosen by Mayor Tim Swadley and staff based upon information regarding their contributions to our community included in the nomination letter. Winners will receive plaques at a reception in their honor Friday, April 12th from 3-4 pm in the Mayor’s Office. Nominaons must be received no later than Monday, March 25 Send your nominations to: Stoughton City Hall, 381 E. Main Street, Stoughton, WI 53589 An: 2019 Volunteer of the Year/ 2019 Business of the Year/2019 Friend of Youth You may also email your nominations to:


Facilitated by SASD ‘Nurtured Heart’ trainers


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Coming up

Community calendar

Yahara River Hootenanny

Off Stage Left- Pt. 3

Visit the Yahara River Grocery Cooperative, 229 E. Main St., for their monthly Yahara River Hootenanny, a song-sharing circle for musicians and singers, from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturdays of the month through November. The event is open to all ages, abilities and acoustic instruments with sheet music generally provided. The Hootenanny embraces all styles of music, including folk, bluegrass, old time, country, ethnic, blues and rock. During the summer, the group sometimes moves across Main Street and plays at the Stoughton Community Farmers Market on Forrest Street. For information, visit facebook. com/YaharaRiverHoot.

The Personal Journey in Opera series will continue at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the senior center. Scott Holderer will share highlights from one of Mozart’s comic opera masterpieces, The Magic Flute, along with background notes on the composition and influence of Masonic iconography. He will throw in some stories from his first time stage managing an opera. Attendance is open to everyone, including those who missed the first two programs. Registration is required. For information, call 873-8585.

Scout food drive The last day to leave non-perishable food on your porch for the Boy Scouts food drive is 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9. Scouting for Food is an annual drive sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. It is part of a program that emphasizes the slogan “do a good turn daily.” The food is collected by the scouts and delivered to a local food pantry. For information, visit

Saami program Visit the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., for a presentation on Saami culture in contemporary Scandinavia at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The Saami are an indigenous people living in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. John Prusynski, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, studies German, Nordic and Slavic, as well as contemporary Saami literature and folklore. His presentation will discuss both the traditional and modern Saami culture as well as the dynamic nature of the Saami community today. For information, contact Darlene

Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail. com or 873-7209.

Hardanger presentation Karen Rebholz, a Hardanger fiddle maker and player, will hold a program at Livsreise, 277 W. Main St., from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, March 16. She has a degree in art and a PhD in biochemistry. She first visited Ole Bull Academiet in Voss in 2016 to participate in a master hardanger international class in Norway. She has made several instruments, starting in 2012, and last year she was awarded a fellowship from the American-Scandinavian Foundation for “Hardanger Fiddle Construction- Acoustical Adjustments” that enabled her to study with Hardanger fiddle experts Sigvald Rorlien and Wiebke Luders. For information, call 873-7567 or visit

Sleep concerns program SSM Health at Home will offer a program about sleep concerns starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the senior center. The program will cover the different types of sleep disorders and ways that may help you better manage your condition or improve the quality of your sleep. Registrations are required. For information, call 873-8585.

‌Thursday, March 7‌

• 9:30 a.m., Morning story time, library 873-6281‌ • 3:30 p.m., Teen advisory board meeting, library, 8736281‌ • 6:30 p.m., Craft Club (reservation required), library, 873-6281‌

‌Friday, March 8‌

• 9:30-10:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor, senior center, 873-8585‌

‌Saturday, March 9‌

• 10 a.m., Library play date, library, 873-6281‌ • 11 a.m. to noon, Gentle Movement and Breathing yoga class with Stoughton Yoga, Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge St., 873-2356‌

‌Monday, March 11‌

• 3 p.m., Bullet journaling for teens (teens in grades 6 and up), library, 873-6281‌

‌Tuesday, March 12‌

• 7-9 p.m., 24th annual concerto concert, SHS Performing Arts Center, 600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600‌

‌Wednesday, March 13‌

• 1-2 p.m., Off Stage Left- a personal journey in opera part three, senior center, 873-8585‌

‌Thursday, March 14‌

• 3:30-4:45 p.m., Book art for teens activity (teens in grades 6 and up), library, 873-6281‌ • 7 p.m., Saami culture program, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., arnesonfamily5@ , 873-7209

‌Friday, March 15‌

• Noon to 1 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day lunch (reservations required by March 13), senior center, 873-8585‌ • 1-3 p.m., Classic movie Friday: “African Queen,” senior center, 873-8585‌

‌Saturday, March 16‌

Baha’i Faith

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

Bible Baptist Church

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

Christ Lutheran Church

Covenant Lutheran Church

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

Ezra Church

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

First Lutheran Church

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: Sunday: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Worship, 9:10 a.m. Family Express and Sunday School

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

Christ the King Community Church

Fulton Church

401 W. Main St., Stoughton • 877-0303 Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

Cooksville Lutheran Church

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

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

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

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

Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton 561-7450 • Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10

St. Ann Catholic Church

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 Sunday: 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. - Full Worship

United Pentecostal Church of Stoughton

1501 E. Main St., Stoughton • 608-205-6444 Pastor Rich Thomas • Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., Thursday Bible Study: 7 p.m.

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church


1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton Pete Gunderson Mike Smits • Dale Holzhuter Martha Paton, Administrative Manager Sara Paton Barkenhagen, Administrative Assistant Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant Alyssa Halverson, Funeral Dir. Apprentice

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

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

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

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

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

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Stoughton Baptist Church

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LakeView Church

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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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From left, Rita Jefferys of Stoughton enjoys Chicken Parmesan while Dolores Wurtz of Madison looks on during the senior center’s Valentine Luncheon on Feb. 14.

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Gayland Snorek of Stoughton enjoys a doughnut at the senior center’s Valentine Luncheon on Feb. 14.

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Congratulations Stoughton Vikings on State!


Congratulations to the Stoughton High School Wrestling Team, which won its second straight WIAA Division 1 title Saturday. Bottom right photo: Congratulations to freshman Nicolar Rivera on winning the WIAA Division 1 state title at 106 pounds. Bottom left photo: Congratulations to senior Hunter Lewis on winning his second consecutive WIAA Division 1 state title at 138 pounds.

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History began with Pieper MARK NESBITT

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The Stoughton wrestling team has a storied history that can be traced to former coach LaVerne Pieper, who is a member of the Wisconsin and national wrestling halls of fame. Pieper, who died in 2017, was a member and architect of the Stoughton wrestling program. He led the Vikings to seven team titles during his 33-year tenure as coach. During his reign, Pieper guided the Vikings to 20 Badger Conference championships and coached 28 individual state champions. “The bar was set a long time ago by LaVerne Pieper,” said co-head coach Bob Empey said. “We are just honored we get to continue it on.” Dan Spilde, co-head coach, was a state champion and a member of Pieper’s final state champion team in 1988. The repeat state title for the Vikings is not uncommon for the program. Stoughton, which has been to the team state tournament 13 times, has nine championships. Prior to hosting a separate team state tournament, the Vikings won seven state championships (1968, 1972, 1975-77, 1987-88). The Vikings have finished runner-up 10 times. It’s been a banner and record-breaking season for the Vikings this year. Freshman Nicolar Rivera finished the season 58-0. It’s a school record for the most wins in a single season. Rivera broke the previous single season wins mark by Eddie Blumenthal, a 2004 graduate, (540). Senior Hunter Lewis (138), a North Carolina State recruit, became the third wrestler to eclipse 200 career wins. He also set a school record for the most career pins (119). Lewis broke the previous mark set by Andy Iverson (103). Lewis has the second most wins in school history, Empey said. Lewis finished his career 202-24. He tied Tyler Dow, a 2018 SHS graduate (202-23), for the second-most career wins. Collin Kraus, a 2016 graduate, has the most career wins (207-17). “It’s a great feeling to get those goals accomplished,” Lewis said. “It doesn’t always come easy.”

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Stoughton junior Brandt Spilde looks to break a leg hold Saturday by Mukwonago’s Aaron Schmitz, who is ranked eighth at 170 pounds. Spilde defeated Schmitz 7-1 to help the Vikings beat Mukwonago and repeat as WIAA Division 1 state champion at the UW Field House.

State champs again Stoughton rolls by Mukwonago to repeat Div. 1 gold at UW Field House MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

The pressure was high, but not too high for Cade Spilde. As Stoughton’s juggernaut wrestling program continued its roll through team state to a second straight WIAA Division 1 title Saturday, March 2 at UW Field House, the Stoughton senior 160-pound wrestler said the Vikings treated it like “just another tournament.” Until they actually got the win, that is. “It’s one of the best days of my life,” he said. Stoughton was ranked No. 1 in the state in Division 1 all season, and it ended the year 21-0 and ranked 48th nationally, with seven wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in the state in their respective weight classes. Its team state appearance was its sixth straight, and in each of its three state matches this year, it had at least twice as many points as its opponent, including Saturday’s final, a 42-24 win over Mukwonago . “Throughout the whole year, I took a moment when we got done competing to remember what we have in front of us,” co-head coach Bob Empey said. “We have an outstanding group of athletes that came together for a common purpose. We outworked everybody. Today, we brought a little Stoughton spirit and took it to the mat.” Sophomore Brooks Empey (195)

won the match that clinched the title for the Vikings, and he said the team “attacked them right away.” “We were hyped up for the opportunity,” Empey said. “We heard rumors that they thought they could hang with us. We thought no way we were going to let them hang around with us.” The Vikings have five wrestlers who reached the 50-win milestone this season, led by freshman Nicolar Rivera (54-0), the individual state champion who is ranked No. 1 at 106, and second in the nation, according to Stoughton, which has been to the team state tournament 13 times, has nine championships.

Stoughton 42, Mukwonago 24 The Vikings got off to a fast start behind Rivera and senior Dante Steinmetz (120) to breeze to a 42-24 win over Mukwonago in a WIAA Division 1 state championship on Saturday. “That Mukwonago team is really good,” co-head coach Dan Spilde said. “They run up 50 and 60 points on everybody. For our team to find 42 points against that team, I think that speaks volumes of what this team was made of and what they wanted to accomplish.” The championship match started at 113 pounds, and Rivera rolled to a 17-3 major decision over

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State final

Stoughton 42, Mukwonago 24 106: Ethan Peterson

152: Gavin Model

Freshman lost to Cody Goebel 8-3

Junior defeated Cole Hansen 11-2

113: Nicolar Rivera

160: Cade Spilde

Freshman defeated Tyler Goebel 17-3

Senior fall over Luke Stromberg 5:44

120: Dante Steinmetz

170: Brandt Spilde

Senior fall over Jake Wisinski 1:49

Junior defeated Aaron Schmitz 7-1

126: Ethan Devore

182: Rudy Detweiler

Senior lost by fall to Luke Eliszewski 5:10 132: Freeman Detweiler Senior lost to Josiah Lynden by fall 3:07

Sophomore lost to Ryan Krimpelbeh 6-3 195: Brooks Empey Sophomore won by fall over Justin Eichler 2:55 220: Drew Pasold

138: Hunter Lewis Senior fall over Lucas Benn in 3:19

Senior defeated Caleb Willmann 3-1 285: Tony Hohol

145: Luke Mechler Sophomore fall over Nate Stokhamberg 11-3

Junior lost to Tyler Pitcel

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Back-to-back golden boys Stoughton wrestling fans cheer on the Vikings at the WIAA state tournament. The Vikings won the state title for the second straight year.

Photos by Mark Nesbitt

Stoughton senior Dante Steinmetz pins Mukwonago’s Jake Wisinski in 1 minute, 49 seconds Saturday at the UW Field House.

Freshman Trenton Dow looks to score on a near fall against Kaukauna’s Mason Campshure in a 120-pound match on Friday

Stoughton sophomore Brooks Empey celebrates after winning on a pin Saturday at the UW Field House. Stoughton freshman Nicolar Rivera gets a cradle on Kaukauna’s Rick Herron in the first period of a state semifinal match on Friday. Rivera pinned Herron in 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

Stoughton senior Hunter Lewis looks to turn Mukwonago’s Lucas Benn. Lewis pinned Benn in 3 minutes, 19 seconds. Stoughton sophomore Luke Mechler at 145 pounds pulls his opponent back on the mat on Saturday.

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Boys basketball

Vikings’ upset hopes of Norskies dashed MARK NESBITT

Assistant sports editor

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Stoughton’s Adam Hobson tries to fight off DeForest’s Austin Westra for a rebound under the basket Friday night in DeForest. The Norskies beat the Vikings 61-53 in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal.

The Stoughton boys basketball team’s defensive game plan against DeForest’s pair of towering post players seemed like the perfect recipe for an upset. That is, until DeForest junior point guard Trey Schroeder poured in a team-high 21 points from the perimeter, hitting five 3-pointers as the Norskies edged the seventh-seeded Vikings, 61-53, in a WIAA Division 2 regional semifinal in DeForest on Friday, March 1. The Norskies (19-5) then beat Reedsburg in overtime, 54-50, to advance to the sectional. The Vikings (13-11), started the game in a 2-3 zone to slow down DeForest’s 6-6 senior forward Austin Westra and 6-6 senior center Jack Bogan, but the Norskies took advantage by hitting their shots from long range, and ending the Vikings’ season. “He (Schroeder) hit three deep 3s where we thought were out of (the range) he was capable of,” coach Nolan Weber said. “We knew he was a decent shooter. It took us out of our game plan.” Still, Weber called the effort “one of our best games.” “Defensively, I was really proud of our kids,” he said. DeForest took control early, extending its lead to 26-13 after senior point guard Drew Schroeder knocked down three 3-pointers in the first half. The Norskies led 28-19 at the break before the Vikings rallied in the second half, led by junior guard Adam Hobson, who scored a game-high 23 points, and senior guard Drew Anderson, who added 18 points, including three straight baskets. Weber said Anderson “probably played his best game of the year.” “He really brought us back,” Weber said. “He really stepped up at the end of the season. I think sometimes as a senior you see the end of your season coming. He did a really good job as a scorer his final three or four games and finishing (but) even when he wasn’t scoring, he was our best defender all year.”

‘I think sometimes as a senior you see the end of your season coming. He did a really good job as a scorer his final three or four games and finishing.’ - coach Nolan Weber on Drew Anderson Several times, the Vikings cut the deficit to one in the second half but couldn’t find the go-ahead points. They had a chance to tie it up with about five minutes left when junior 6-7 center Jack Nelson was fouled while scoring on a layup, slicing the lead to 39-38, but he missed the free throw. Junior guard Nathan Hutcherson knocked down a 3-pointer moments later that cut the deficit back to one point, but the Vikings would get no closer. The Vikings limited Westra to 14 points on 2-for-14 shooting, though he did his damage at the free throw line, hitting 10 of 13 free throws, including 6-for-6 down the stretch. Norskies senior forward Cade Ludeman also contributed, scoring eight points off the bench, including a pair of three-pointers. “We weren’t expecting him to be a shooter,” Weber said. Stoughton tied with Oregon for second in the Badger South Conference behind champion Monona Grove, and Weber said with a “talented group of kids” next year, he can see the Vikings contending for a conference title in 2020. The Vikings will return four starters and get sophomore Cael McGee back from an ankle injury. Weber said it will take a commitment as a team in the offseason to take the next step, though. “We will have a talented group of kids for next year,” he said. “It will come down to how good of an offseason we have and how many games we can play together as a group. I think we can have a better idea coming into next year of who we are and what we need to do to be successful.”

Champs: Vikings post four pins en route to victory Mukownago’s Tyler Goebel, who is ranked fourth. “There are a lot of people that come just to watch that one kid wrestle,” Dan S p i l d e s a i d o f R ive r a . “That’s how special he is. To get him out there first and get the crowd going and beat a state runner-up by a bunch of points is huge.” The Vikings then got a pin from Steinmetz against Jake Wisinski in 1 minute, 49 seconds to give Stoughton a 10-0 lead. Dan Spilde said Steinmetz’s match was a “tossup match on paper”. “We rested him yesterday (Friday), and it was an awesome way for him to get a pin and get the team going,” Dan said. After the Indians got pins from Luke Eliszewski (126) and Josiah Layden (132), Mukwonago took a shortlived 12-10 lead. The Vikings responded by winning five straight matches to take control. Top-ranked senior Hunter Lewis, an individual state champion at 138 for the Vikings, pinned sixthranked Lucas Benn in 3:19. “I knew I needed a pin,” Lewis said. “I started off slow, but I eventually got it rolling. Despite being a heavy favorite, Lewis was confident in a team that was battle-tested. “I want to say it was an expectation,” Lewis said of repeating as state champions. “I don’t want to say we felt extra pressure. I definitely feel like our work should show in our outcome. It doesn’t always come easy.” Second-ranked sophomore Luke Mechler (145)

posted an 11-3 major decision over fifth-ranked Nate Stokhaug, and fifth-ranked Stoughton junior Gavin Model (152) had an 11-2 major decision over seventh-ranked Cole Hansen. Dan Spilde said the back-to-back wins by his son, Cade and his nephew Brandt Spilde, really sealed the win. “Going back-to-back kind of took all of the wind out of their sails,” Dan said. “They knew their backs were against the wall then.” Senior Cade Spilde, ranked fourth at 160, beat Luke Stomberg in a fall in 5:44. “I knew that kid basically only had a headlock and he liked going upper body,” Cade said. “I felt really comfortable there. I didn’t want to force anything there because I feel like it could have cost us in the end if I did something stupid.” Junior Brandt Spilde (170) defeated eighthranked Aaron Schmitz 7-1 to give the Vikings a commanding 33-12 lead. Third-ranked sophomore Brooks Empey (195), a state runner-up in the individual state tournament, knocked off fourth-ranked Mukwonago senior Justin Eichler in a fall in 2:57 to clinch the repeat title for the Vikings. Brooks said he was confident because he pinned Eichler in the individual state tournament last week. Stoughton knew better than to look past Kaukauna in its semifinal match. The Vikings had lost to Kaukauna at the state meet twice in the past four years. This year, however, they knocked off the Galloping Ghosts 45-18 Friday, March 1, and topped Arrowhead 45-18 earlier in the day to

earn a spot in the finals. “There is no better way to move into the finals than wrestle Kaukauna and find a way to win, because they are an outstanding team with great coaches,” Dan Spilde said. The highlight Friday was the return of senior Luke Geister-Jones, who made it back to wrestle from a torn Lisfranc ligament foot injury earlier to wrestle in the quarterfinal against Arrowhead. He found it “shocking” when he was cleared Tuesday after spending two weeks in a soft cast, a month in a non-weight bearing walking boot and then another month in a walking boot and doing air bike, arm bike and weightlifting. “I was pretty sure going in Tuesday, I was going to get the go-ahead to start wearing shoes again and get out of the walking boot,” he said. “Dr. (Kurt) Rongstad said it looked really good, and with the screw still in there and the muscle recovery that I’m about at 100 percent.” Geister-Jones, who will attend the University of Minnesota, but is not planning to wrestle there, said he was optimistic throughout the injury he could heal faster. He was expected to be out four to six months. Making it to the state finals is a “tradition” he’s excited about – especially now that he can suit up rather than just travel with the team. “I’m just glad we got to uphold it,” he said. “It means a great deal to me.”

from Model (152), Cade Spilde (160), senior Logan Dykstra (285) and Rivera (113) to roll to a 50-21 Geisterv i c t o r y o v e r Luke Jones Arrowhead on Friday. Geister-Jones (195) defeated Arrowhead’s Jeffrey Pfannerstill 7-2 and said he was a little worried about conditioning since it was his first six-minute match in about four months. He got a headlock in the first period and with a near fall jumped out to a 5-0 lead. He rode out Pfannerstil the rest of the first period. “He’s been a great coach for us,” Dan Spilde said of Geister-Jones. “He’s done his job and kept his body in shape. He’s a great wrestler. As a senior, it’s pretty special to get him out on the mat and get him a win.” Senior Freeman Detweiler (132) beat Max Trippner in a technical fall 18-1. Lewis earned a 9-1 major decision over Arrowhead’s Jack Ganos. Model pinned Adam Polczynski in 5:04 and Cade Spilde pinned Noah Ross in 2:37. Brooks Empey won a forfeit and Dykstra pinned Arrowhead’s Cayden Murrenus in 1:19. Freshman Ethan Peterson (106) knocked off Zachary Fitzgerald in a technical fall 17-0. Rivera pinned John Prince in 25 seconds. Senior Ethan Devore, two-time Minnesota state qualifier before moving to Verona, and a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Stoughton 50, wrestling commit, defeated Arrowhead’s Jonah Luther Arrowhead 21 13-7. The Vikings got pins “We knew we had some

really elite individuals on the Arrowhead team,” Dan Spilde said. “We knew we just had to take care of business in and around those guys. We gave some other guys a chance to wrestle and compete so the whole team feels more into it.”

Stoughton 45, Kaukauna 18 Junior Braeden Whitehead (138) wrestled up a weight class and defeated Kaukauna’s Titus Hammen 8-5 to help the Vikings cruise to a 45-18 win over the Galloping Ghosts. Whitehead has been battling an illness but gutted it out. “We knew if he (Whitehead) could get a win and we shifted the lineup up, we would be in a good position,” Dan Spilde said. Another key match in the victory was at 182, where

junior Brandt Spilde pinned Kaukauna’s Conner Lamers in 1:51. “The one that really got our guys going was Brandt Spilde’s pin against someone who has been a starter for them,” Dan Spilde said. “That really ignited us.” It was one of four pins by the Vikings. Brooks Empey (220) beat Brodie Schiedermayer by fall in 1:31. Rivera (113) pinned the Galloping Ghosts’ Rick Herron in 3:08. Devore (126) pinned Kaukauna Logan Stumpf in 2:41. At 145, Lewis breezed by the Galloping Ghosts’ Tyler Vanderlois in a major decision 10-2. Mechler (152) rolled past Kaukauna Brent Meier in a major decision 17-5 and Model (160) beat Harrison Brooks in a major decision 12-4. Cade Spilde defeated the Galloping Ghosts’ Griffin Bekish 12-7.


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Academic Achievements Academic Achievements run as space is available, and this list of honorees and graduates is not complete. Due to the increased number of submissions after spring and fall graduation times, there is often a backlog in the following months. Note: If you have a non-Stoughton address, but your child attended school in the Stoughton Area School District, please email ungcollege@ for consideration.

Graduates Spring 2018

dean’s list; Jordan Nelson, dean’s list; Sophia Pitney, dean’s list; Nelson Raisbeck, dean’s list; Keaton Read, dean’s list; Gabriel Ross, dean’s list; Lydia Schultz, dean’s list; Kimberly Thompson, dean’s list St. Norbert College Matthew Schlichter, dean’s list Bradley University Miranda Heimsoth, dean’s list UW-Superior Jennifer Teche, dean’s list

UW-Whitewater Aaron Baratz, dean’s list; Taylor Boegel, dean’s list; Scott Boland, dean’s list; Calissa Coleman, dean’s list; Seth Daellenbach, dean’s list; Mikayla Frick, dean’s list; Tatiana Jensen, dean’s list; Devin Keating, dean’s list; Garrett Kluever, dean’s list; Madeline Kuehl, dean’s list; Violet Kuehl, dean’s list; Phoebe Miller, Summer 2018 dean’s list; Claire Onsager, dean’s list; Robyn Pohlod, dean’s list; Jed UW-La Crosse Kate Tolmie, BS, marketing; Brian Pulley, dean’s list; Elias Rust, dean’s Wagner, BS, exercise and sport sci- list; Casey Schultz, dean’s list; Aaron Shanklin, dean’s list; Alec Showers, ence dean’s list; Kassidy Silbaugh, dean’s list; Jodi Sorgatz, dean’s list; Jonathon UW-Oshkosh Nathan Waid, teaching and learning Stokes, dean’s list; Taylor Wacker, dean’s list; Ryan Walker, dean’s list; Alexander Zacharias, dean’s list Upper Iowa University Jennifer Danz Ripon College Fall 2018 Bailey Jerrick, dean’s list UW-Stevens Point Benjamin Schleppenbach, BS, fish- UW-Stevens Point Colin Davis, honors; Isaac Hale, eries and water resources, aquatic sciences; Marie Stankovsky, BS, honors; Andrew Johnson, high honors; Casey Marsh, highest honors; health and wellness management Sanne Roeven, highest honors; Benjamin Schleppenbach, honors; Edgewood College Danny Simons, BBA; Kaitlyn Wallin, Dylan Wenker, honors BS, nursing Carthage College Gunnar Goetz, dean’s list; Loretta UW-Stout Sarah Seaton, BS, vocational reha- Hanson-Cook, dean’s list bilitation Iowa State Shelby Veum, Landmark Services UW-La Crosse Shelby Davis, BS, early childhood cooperative scholarship through middle childhood education UW-River Falls Madalyn Pottinger, dean’s list UW-Eau Claire Maya Fabian, bachelor of music education, music; Gabriel Rowley, Edgewood College Arianna Ebert, dean’s list, semester BA, Spanish honors; Lisa Skar, dean’s list, semester honors; Meshan Adams, semester UW-Whitewater Calissa Coleman, BSE, elementa- honors; Gianna Barberino, semester ry education; Seth Daellenbach, BS, honors; Lillie Brown, semester honcriminology; Violet Kuehl, BSE, early ors; Morgan Collins, semester honchildhood education; Ryan Walker, ors; Mikayla Donlon, semester honors; Britney France, semester honors; BS, computer science Ashley Harnack, semester honors; Academic honors Sydney Johnson, semester honors; Ana Martinez-Rodriguez, semester honors; Kaitlyn Wallin, semester Spring 2017 honors Drake University Macy Fuller, dean’s list; Isaac Augustana University Landers, dean’s list; Nicholas Sophia Geister-Jones, dean’s list McGlynn, dean’s list; Megan Mowery, dean’s list; Katrina Sletten, dean’s list UW-Eau Claire Kaleb Arnott, dean’s list; Maya UW-Milwaukee Fabian, dean’s list; Ila Giese, dean’s Jacob Johnson, dean’s list; Emily list; Jessica Havlicek, dean’s list; McCune, dean’s list; John McCune, Callie Jordan, dean’s list; Samantha dean’s list; Jennifer Schlei, dean’s list Meyer, dean’s list; Gabriel Rowley, dean’s list Lawrence University Lucas Myers, dean’s list Knox College Benjamin Stefanic, dean’s list Colgate University Elizabeth Auby, dean’s award University of Iowa Alyson Weum, dean’s list Palmer College of Chiropractic Bronwyn Hutchinson, dean’s list Northland College Nathan Klein, dean’s list UW-Whitewater Jens Housley, MBA, business administration; Aaron Baratz, BA, communication; Heidi Welter, MS, counseling; Madeline Kuehl, BSE, physical education; Hailey Prein, BS, biology; Jonathon Stokes, BSE, special education; Kimberly Wethal, BA, journalism and electronic media

Fall 2017

UW-Madison UW-Green Bay Malachi Alvarez, dean’s honor list; Seth Prechel, WPS Ray Koenig Eva Anderson, dean’s list; Brianna Memorial Scholarship; Daniel Olson, Bergman, dean’s list; Zachary Bower, highest honors; Daniel Schuh, honors dean’s honor list; James Browning, dean’s honor list; Jack Buckles, UW-La Crosse dean’s honor list; Nicole Gray, dean’s Brittany Schuttemeier, WPS Ray list; Maegan Hohol, dean’s list; Anne Koenig Memorial Scholarship, dean’s Hudkins, dean’s list; Lauren John, list; Alexandra Asleson, dean’s list; dean’s list; Erica Keenan, honor roll; Emalyn Bauer, dean’s list; Shelby Mackenzie Krumme, dean’s list; Davis, dean’s list; Olivia Dorscheid, Nicole Lankey, dena’s list; Everett dean’s list; Emma Freeman, dean’s Lenz, dean’s honor list; Isabella Lenz, list; Tristan Jenny, dean’s list; Molly dean’s honor list; Savanna Mahieu, Kleitsch, dean’s list; Mya Lonnebotn,

dean’s list; Shelby Orcutt, dean’s high honors; Annalise Panthofer, dean’s list; Paul Rosowski, dean’s honor list; Amanda Schlimgen, dean’s honor list; Maren Schultz, dean’s list; Allison Slager, dean’s list; Tiamarie Sundby, dean’s list; Ian Sutton, dean’s list; Anders Tiffany, dean’s list; Jessica Wendt, dean’s list UW-Platteville Zander Gunderson, dean’s list; Mitchell Zangl, dean’s list Minnesota State Mankato Leah Olson, honor list UW-Stout David Jenkins, chancellor’s award; Sarah Seaton, chancellor’s award Drake University Macy Fuller, dean’s list; Katrina Sletten, dean’s list; Paige Titak, president’s list Concordia University Robert Field, fall honors; Ilein Taipe, fall honors; Jordyn Weum, fall honors Michigan Technical University Nathan Krueger, dean’s list Loras College Ann-Marie Zahn, dean’s list University of Minnesota Julie Garvin, dean’s list; Jackson Hampton, dean’s list; Brinna Hanson, dean’s list; Chandler Hellenbrand, dean’s list UW-Milwaukee Brianna Adams, dean’s list; Genna Armstrong, dean’s list; Mason Breitzke, dean’s list; Meghan Garvin, dean’s list; John McCune, dean’s list; Kirsten Sanford, dean’s list; Kailee Schimelpfenig, dean’s list; Karley Toso, dean’s list

dean’s list; Ian Sutton, dean’s list; Weum, dean’s list Jessica Wendt, dean’s list; Xing Yang, dean’s list Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Quinnipiac University Megan O’Shea, dean’s list Christopher Truehl, Beta Gamma Sigma University of Kansas Madeline Brown, dean’s list Bradley University Miranda Heimsoth, dean’s list UW-Oshkosh Adam Flynn, dean’s list; Joseph UW-La Crosse Jensen, honor roll; Samara Markle, Cole Adams, dean’s list; Alexandra honor roll; Dennis Martinson, dean’s Asleson, dean’s list; Emalyn Bauer, list; Rachel Offerdahl, dean’s list; dean’s list; Shelby Davis, dean’s list; Hannah Purcell, honor roll; Katelyn Emma Freeman, dean’s list; Molly Schlimgen, honor roll; Rachel Yelk, Kleitsch, dean’s list; Mya Lonnebotn, honor roll; Carly Zimmerman, honor dean’s list; Alec Morrison, dean’s roll list; Mara Nelson, dean’s list; Sophia Pitney, dean’s list; Keaton Read, University of Minnesota dean’s list; Gabriel Ross, dean’s list; Victoria Bergman, dean’s list; Julie Lydia Schultz, dean’s list; Josephine Garvin, dean’s list; Jackson Hampton, Talbert, dean’s list; Kimberly dean’s list; Brinna Hanson, dean’s Thompson, dean’s list list; Chandler Hellenbrand, dean’s list; Owen Roe, dean’s list Michigan Technological University Hannah Hobson, dean’s list; Nathan UW-Milwaukee Krueger, dean’s list Brianna Adams, dean’s list; Jacob Bausch, dean’s list; Mason University of Minnesota Duluth Breitzke, dean’s list; Meghan Garvin, Payton Kahl, dean’s list dean’s list; Mallory Giesen, dean’s list; Ian Hughes, dean’s list; Cullen UW-Superior McCloskey, dean’s list; John McCune, Jennifer Teche, dean’s list dean’s list; Daniel Schuh, dean’s list; Elizabeth Trotter, dean’s list UW-Whitewater Claire Onsager, dean’s list; Taylor Knox College Boegel, dean’s list; Courtney Moll, Benjamin Stefanic, dean’s list dean’s list; Cassie Adams, dean’s list; Julianna Madoyan, dean’s list; Carthage College Seth Daellenbach, dean’s list; Mikayla Gunnar Goetz, dean’s list Frick, dean’s list; Robyn Pohlod, dean’s list; Garrett Kluever, dean’s list; Concordia University Aaron Baratz, dean’s list; Alexander Jordyn Weum, honors list Zacharias, dean’s list, WIAC scholastic honor roll; Kassidy Silbaugh, UW-Stout dean’s list; Madeline Kuehl, dean’s Jeffrey Nielsen, chancellor’s award; list; Violet Kuehl, dean’s list; Jodi Sarah Seaton, chancellor’s award Sorgatz, dean’s list; Ryan Walker, dean’s list; Tatiana Jensen, dean’s Palmer College of Chiropractic list; Braeden Coleman, dean’s list; Bronwyn Hutchinson, dean’s list Calissa Coleman, dean’s list; Scott Boland, dean’s list; Alec Showers, Drake University dean’s list; Brandon Pulley, dean’s Macy Fuller, dean’s list; Karla list; Jed Pulley, dean’s list; Phoebe Furger, dean’s list; Nicholas McGlynn, Miller, dean’s list dean’s list; Paige Titak, president’s list

UW-Oshkosh Adam Flynn, dean’s list; Alyssa Hanson, dean’s list; Joseph Jensen, honor roll; Samara Markle, honor roll; Rachel Offerdahl, dean’s list; Dane Schultz, dean’s list; Dylan Wentela, honor roll; Andrew Zacharias, honor Madison Area Technical College roll; Carly Zimmerman, honor roll Victoria Sersch, dean’s list

Washington University Ethan Genter, dean’s list

Vermillion Community College Ross DeWitt, highest honors

Coastal Carolina University James Johnson, dean’s list

Colgate University Elizabeth Auby, dean’s award

UW-Eau Claire Maya Fabian, dean’s list; Lydia Ripon College Gruben, dean’s list; Benjamin Bailey Jerrick, dean’s list Johnson, dean’s list; Samantha Meyer, dean’s list; Gabriel Rowley, dean’s list Summer 2018 Palmer College of Chiropractic Loras College Bronwyn Hutchinson, dean’s list Troy Slaby, dean’s list; Ann-Marie Fall 2018 Zahn, dean’s list UW-Eau Claire Wartburg College Dale Broughton, Power of AND Britni Cohen-Wichner, dean’s list Scholarship; Rashmi Phillips, Diversity Achievement Scholarship, UW-Green Bay Freshmen Honors Scholarship; Maya Alissa Rozner-Santoski, semester Fabian, dean’s list; Ila Giese, dean’s high honors; Andrew Sackett, semes- list; Jessica Havlicek, dean’s list; ter high honors Celia Holtan, dean’s list; Benjamin Johnson, dean’s list; Samantha UW-Stevens Point Meyer, dean’s list Colin Davis, honors; Skyler Gunderson, honors; Isaac Hale, University of Nebraska-Lincoln honors; Megan Neerdaels, honors; Kristen Nett, dean’s list Makaya Roberson, highest honors; Sanne Roeven, highest honors; Drake University Benjamin Schleppenbach, honors; Paige Titak, president’s list; Megan Nicholas Waid, highest honors; Dylan Mowery, dean’s list; Madison Sehmer, Wenker, honors dean’s list

University of Kansas Madeline Brown, honor roll Washington University in St. Louis Ethan Genter, dean’s list Viterbo University Lesly Anderson, dean’s list; Adrian Johnson, dean’s list; Sydney Raisbeck, dean’s list

Winter 2018 Milwaukee School of Engineering Mitchell Bartolerio, honors list Knox College Benjamin Stefanic, dean’s list

Spring 2018 UW-Madison Julia Jensen, Phi Kappa Phi; Eva Anderson, dean’s list; Steven Balthazor, dean’s list; Brianna Bergman, dean’s list; Hailey Brehmer, dean’s list; Mykala Conroy, dean’s list; Jacob Eugster, dean’s list; Nicole Gray, dean’s list; Paige Haehlke, dean’s list; Katie Hendrickson Gagen, dean’s list; Anne Hudkins, dean’s list; Lauren John, dean’s list; Erica Keenan, high honor roll; Emily Koshollek, dean’s list; Mackenzie Krumme, dean’s list; Nicole Lankey, dean’s list; Isabella Lenz, dean’s honor list; Savanna Mahieu, dean’s list; Shelby Orcutt, dean’s high honors; Annalise Panthofer, dean’s list; Franco Parisi, dean’s list; Paul Rosowski, dean’s honor list; Amanda Schlimgen, dean’s honor list; Maren Schultz, dean’s list; Tiamarie Sundby,

Lawrence University Lucas Myers, dean’s list; Mattias McMullin, dean’s list

UW-River Falls UW-Platteville Kira Fields, dean’s list; Madalyn Alexander Horneck, dean’s list; Pottinger, dean’s list Mitchell Zangl, dean’s list Edgewood College Gianna Barberino, dean’s list, semester honors; Morgan Collins, dean’s list, semester honors; Sydney Johnson, dean’s list, semester honors; Lisa Skar, dean’s list, semester honors; Amber Wilson, dean’s list, semester honors; Mikayla Donlon, semester honors; Britney France, semester honors

Milwaukee School of Engineering Matthew Krcma, honors list; Riley Stenjem, honors list Knox College Benjamin Stefanic, dean’s list Bradley University Miranda Heimsoth, dean’s list

Xaiver University University of Iowa Thomas Judy, Ray Jenna Gardner, dean’s list; Alyson Memorial Scholarship


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March 7, 2019


POLICE REPORTS The Stoughton Police Department logged 2,397 incidents for January. Cases of interest for the month were; one intoxicated driver arrest, six intoxicated persons, eight drug incidents, three burglaries, one motor vehicle theft, 13 thefts, seven frauds, one arson, 11 domestic disturbances, 19 disturbances, 17 disorderly conducts, 23 traffic crashes, 53 EMS assists, 13 alarms, 22 juvenile incidents, 44 911 calls, five warrant arrests, seven threats, 12 animal complaints and officers responded to 28 suspicious activity calls. Officers also logged 49 check persons, 34 check properties, 94 assist cases, 39 criminal charges, 27 ordinance violations and 26 traffic arrests from 52 traffic stops. The department also issued 464 parking citations, with 443

of those being Snow Emergency violations. The following are significant cases as identified by the Stoughton Police Department: January 4 Officers arrested a 17-yearold boy for disorderly conduct following a domestic disturbance on Holtan Road. Officers arrested a 39-yearold male on a parole violation following a request from the agent to take the subject into custody. January 5 Officers arrested a 37-yearold man for battery and disorderly conduct following a domestic disturbance on Forrest St. Officers arrested a 29-yearold woman for second offense operating while intoxi-

cated following a traffic stop on Hwy. 51. Officers arrested a 28-yearold man on an outstanding warrant following the subject turning himself into the police department. January 8 Officers arrested a 32-yearold man for disorderly conduct and a probation hold following a domestic disturbance on Kvamme Lane. January 10 Officers arrested a 48-yearold man for a parole violation and outstanding warrants following a report of an intoxicated male walking in a residential area on Lynn St. Subject was transported to the detoxification center with a blood alcohol level of .36.

January 11 Officers arrested a 36-yearold man for disorderly conduct following a domestic disturbance on Homme Lane. January 12 Officers arrested a 30-yearold man for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property following a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested a 17-yearold boy for disorderly conduct following a domestic disturbance. Officers arrested a 29-yearold man for a parole violation following the officer locating the subject at a residence. Officers took a 16-yearold boy and a 10-year-old boy into protective custody and transported them to the juvenile reception center on charges of arson. The sub-

jects had intentionally start- January 15 ed a small fire in front of a Officers arrested a 36-yeardowntown business on For- old man for 3rd degree sexurest St. al assault following a domestic disturbance on EisenhowJanuary 13 er Road. Officers arrested a 59-yearold woman on an outstand- January 16 ing warrant following a disOfficers took a 16-year-old turbance at a residence. boy into protective custody Officers arrested a 37-year- and transported him to the old man for felony bail jump- juvenile reception center on a ing following a domestic dis- charge of disorderly conduct turbance on Palmer St. where following an incident in the the subject was found to be schools where the subject in violation of his bail condi- threatened to bring a weapon tions. to school and shoot people. Officers arrested a 25-yearJanuary 14 old man for impeding breathO f f i c e r s a r r e s t e d a ing, felony bail jumping, bat17-year-old boy for disor- tery, disorderly conduct, and derly conduct and bail jump- criminal damage to property ing following a disturbance following a domestic disturat a residence on Seventh bance on Main St. St.


Norine Farr Bills

Norine Farr Bills

Norine Farr Bills was carried home to heaven on Christmas Eve, just 20 days before her 99th birthday. She was born January 13, 1920, to Elton and Ethel (Ladd) Farr in Rosiere, New York, in a time and a town that no longer exist. When she was five, her grandpa

virtue of family moves), she wound up attending San Diego State University, until she became a secretary in the Journalism Department at UCLA. Some years later another move took her to Fresno, Cali., where she was able to complete a degree in speech therapy at Fresno State University and then proceeded to teach in the Fresno Unified School District until she retired. Judy loved teaching and the students loved her. Her romance with Edward Lund, a professor at Fresno State, began in

the early 1980s and led to their marriage in the meadow at the base of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on June 6, 1992. After retiring from teaching, Judy and Ed moved to Wisconsin (Ed’s home state) and settled in Stoughton. They were a team in everything they did. They loved traveling, with some of their favorite adventures being to Alaska, Hawaii, England, Scotland, Norway and Russia, as well as numerous road trips across the U.S. Each fall they took a trip

showed her where thieves were kept in a jail cell after he caught her stealing one penny from her grandma’s purse. She swam across the St. Lawrence River on a dare. She graduated from high school at age 16 and then earned a degree in english at Rollins College where she met the love of her life, Doug Bills. Doug and Norine married Nov. 30, 1943. For the next 30 years Doug’s career with the FBI took them across the United States, to Puerto Rico, Mexico and ultimately to Denver, Colorado. Understanding the challenges of being a newcomer, Norine spearheaded the formation of Welcome Wagon in Puerto Rico. In her 50s, she moved to

Winter Park, started a new career in social work and poured herself out for every child in her charge. Memories of these children stayed with her even as dementia settled in her later years. Norine believed in Jesus, prayer, volunteerism and political activism. She actively supported missionaries and candidates. She had a generous heart, prayed for anyone who asked (or didn’t ask), gave away countless books and touched many people with her tender ways. In her last years, Norine’s memory of Jesus faded along with the rest of her memories, but when told the gospel story again, she exclaimed how nice it was of Him to do that! To the very end,

no matter the struggles she endured, if someone sang “Jesus Loves Me,” Norine would be calmed. If you had the privilege of receiving the gentle unassuming gaze of this child of God, you knew you were loved. Norine was preceded home to heaven by her former husband and best friend Doug Bills and her beloved grandson Doug Bills III. She is survived by her children Doug (Zaida), Jeb, Nancy Kilgore (Bob), Laura McDonald (Rob), and Judy (Fred Hundt), and by 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held for Norine at 11 a.m. March 9, 2019, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Winter Park, Florida.

(shipping and handling fees included). Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents will not be provided. All Bidders submitting a sealed Bid shall obtain the Bidding Documents from or from Strand Associates, Inc.® Bidders who submit a Bid must be a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on the Plan Holders List may be returned as not being responsive. Plan Holders are requested to provide an e mail address if they wish to receive addenda and other information electronically. Plan Holders are requested to designate whether they are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier if they want this information posted on the project Plan Holders List. The Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to OWNER in an amount of 10% of the Bidder’s maximum Bid price. The City of Stoughton reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Bid which it deems advantageous. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 85 days after the time set for receiving Bids. Contract award shall be made based on the lowest responsive and responsible Bidder. Prospective Bidders are required to complete and submit a prequalification questionnaire with supporting documents to OWNER (see Instructions to Bidders). Prequalification forms will be provided with Bidding Document sets.

Completed forms are to be submitted no later than 5 P.M., local time, on March 14, 2019. The Strand Associates, Inc.® project manager is Mark A. Fisher, P.E. and can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.®, 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715, (608) 251 4843 regarding the project. Published by the authority of the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin Brett Hebert, Director of Public Works Dated at City of Stoughton, Wisconsin Published: February 28 and March 7, 2019 WNAXLP

are primarily to establish requirements for the keeping of bees in certain zoning districts within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: March 7 and 14, 2019 WNAXLP

to St. Germain in northern Wisconsin where Judy enjoyed fly fishing for bluegill and bass and partaking of the many culinary delights available there. An intelligent, friendly, feisty, fun, loving woman with a wonderful smile – she will be missed. Judy is survived by her husband of 26 years, Ed; stepdaughter, Lisa (Buddy) Lund Brown; granddaughter, Emma Brown; brother, Craig (Kevin) Lachnit; and sister-in-law, Kristine (Tom) Johnson. She was preceded in

death by her parents; and stepson, Edward Lund III. Judy’s life was celebrated in a private family gathering. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Doctors Without Borders. A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Agni and the staffs of Skaalen Home and Agrace HospiceCare for their care and compassion. Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 206 W Prospect St. Stoughton 608-873-9244

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Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, with her husband by her side, after losing a battle with an aggressive cancer of the esophagus. Judy was born in Arizona on March 13, 1945, the daughter of Ivan and Maxine Lachnit. Her early years reflected her tomboy pursuits – climbing trees, stilts, a pogo stick, riding her trike “vigorously” and riding horses bareback with her girlfriend Judith A. Lund in the foothills of Southern California. Judith A. Lund, age 73, Having survived a coupassed away peacefully on ple of high schools (by

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Legals SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID 2019 STREET PULVERIZATION CONTRACT 2 2019 CITY OF STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN Sealed Bids for the 2019 Street Pulverization project will be received by the City of Stoughton at Stoughton City Hall, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, WI, 53589, until 1 P.M., local time, on March 19, 2019, at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes construction of the following approximate quantities: 1,000 linear feet of storm sewer; 28,000 square yards of pavement pulverization; 4,000 linear feet of curb and gutter; 20,000 square feet of concrete sidewalk and driveway apron; 7,000 tons of asphalt pavement; restoration; and related miscellaneous work. Complete digital Project Bidding Documents are available at www.strand. com or at Download the digital Bidding Documents for $30 by inputting Quest project number 6172765 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at (952) 233 1632 or for assistance with free membership registration, downloading, and working with this digital project information. Bidding Documents may be reviewed and paper copies may be obtained from the Issuing Office which is Strand Associates, Inc.®, 910 West Wingra Drive, Madison, WI 53715. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be required

*** LUTHERAN CEMETERY ASSOCIATION The Lutheran Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 11:00 a.m. March 20, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 Cty Hwy B, Stoughton, WI. Roger Utermark, President Published: March 7, 2019 WNAXLP *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Stoughton Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider proposed ordinance amendments to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances section 78-206(8) and Chapter 78 – Appendix C. These proposed amendments

*** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Stoughton Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider proposed ordinance amendments to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances section 78-206(8)(y) and Chapter 78 – Appendix C. These proposed amendments are primarily to eliminate the need for a yearly license to keep chickens in certain zoning districts within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Michael Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: March 7 and 14, 2019 WNAXLP ***

TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email or in person. Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 28, 2019. Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized,

or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot. Voting an absentee ballot in person You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person. Clerk Name- Maria “Pili” Hougan-Town of Pleasant Springs (608) 8733063 2354 County Highway N, Stoughton WI 53589 The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Monday, March 18, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Special Town Hall Office Hours for absentee voting are: Monday-TuesdayWednesday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be closed from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 8:00 – 5:00 p.m. The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. Published: March 7, 2019 WNAXLP ***


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SASD: Review allows more input on policy Continued from page 1 and committee work that’s taken place here.” Board members spent the better part of two hours going though each policy – most with few or no comments. By the end, they had a list of questions and suggestions to bring back to the policy committee. “It’s going to be a bit of a grind,” Sullivan said. “But this gives us all the chance to look at these policies, figure out what the policy committee has recommended and discuss it and bring back anything we have concerns about and allow us to make any modifications.” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at Photos submitted

SHS DECA members Hannah Furseth and Victoria Ashworth proudly display the “DECA Diamonds” signs during the group’s blood drive last month.

Kohl award winner River Bluff reading specialist Sarah Miller has been awarded a 2019 Kohl Teacher Fellowship from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. District superintendent Tim Onsager broke the news Monday night. The 100 recipients and schools will each receive a $6,000 grant and be recognized at a banquet later this spring, according to the Kohl Foundation website. “We congratulate Sarah for that well-deserved award,” he said. “She’s an excellent representative of the Stoughton Area School District in everything she does.”

SHS DECA holds blood drive Last month, Stoughton High School DECA students teamed up with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive at the school. On Feb. 1, school staff, students and community members donated 63 pints of blood, with DECA volunteers helping to support donors, deliver treats and

complete registration forms. According to the Red Cross, each pint of blood can help up to three people in need. “These DECA members potentially helped up to 99 lives,” DECA adviser Maggie Heck wrote the Hub in an email. “It was a great day and an even better way

SHS teacher Jason Model grins as he gives, while also staying hydrated at the Feb. 1 DECA blood drive at the school. Model was one of many staff members who stopped by to donate.

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SHS DECA volunteers got a large number of staff and students to sign up to donate blood last month and ended the drive with more than 60 pints in all.



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Choir: Carnegie Hall performance a ‘lifechanging’ experience Continued from page 1 life-changing experience.” “Walking into Carnegie Hall for the first time (when it is closed to the public) is an amazing experience,” he said after the group’s 2016 trip. “Standing on that stage and thinking about everyone else who has been there is a special moment.” SASD spokesperson Derek Spellman said district officials “are very proud of our music programs and excited that our students are able to perform in such storied venues

like Carnegie Hall.” “These annual trips afford students a great opportunity to perform in different environments while engaging in various educational and cultural activities in the host city,” he wrote the Hub in an email. “They also showcase the musical talents of our students and staff for audiences from across the United States.” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Members of the Stoughton Area High School concert choir practice singing “I Shall Not Live in Vain” in preparation for their trip to Carnegie Hall trip later this semester.

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