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Controversial election brought challenges Community, Guard help with shortages of equipment, poll workers RENEE HICKMAN Unified Newspaper Group

In a lot of ways, the 2020 spring election and presidential primary looked like any other election in Stoughton, one poll worker told the Hub. But Amy Ketterer, who has worked the Stoughton polls for more than 22 years, described the differences as “monumental.” Those included face masks and plastic barriers separating voters and workers, confusion the previous day over whether the election would take place and all voting consolidated into a single location at the Stoughton Wellness and Athletic Center, which brought in 821 voters. With the threat of the C OV I D - 1 9 p a n d e m i c looming this year, 16 states postponed their primaries, but Wisconsin moved forward with its election, the fate of its Democratic primary delegates, a Wisconsin Supreme Court judge, and many local offices hanging in the balance. Fears of the virus spreading led Gov. Tony

Evers, a Democrat, to try to persuade the Republican-dominated state Legislature to postpone the election in the weeks prior, all the while stating he did not have the authority to do so on his own. On the day before the election, Evers attempted to move it himself by executive order, but Republican-backed lawsuits led to decisions by the state Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court to move the election back to Tuesday and mostly rescind an extension on the absentee ballot deadline. That extension, delivered by a federal judge the previous week, had allowed voters to return ballots as late as April 13, as the unprecedented number of ballots requested caused many people to receive them late. The U.S. Supreme Court decision kept the April 13 deadline but required all ballots to be returned in person or postmarked by the close of polls April 7. The chaos left municipal clerks like Holly Licht in Stoughton scrambling to organize a safe election in the city despite rapidly changing orders at the state level. That came after weeks of poll worker cancellations because of concerns about contracting COVID-19, and worries

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Preparing for the peak Chief medical officer says hospital is preparing in the event of the worst case scenario EMILIE HEIDEMANN Unified Newspaper Group

As Wisconsin COVID-19 cases are projected to hit their peak within weeks, Stoughton Hospital is actively preparing for the worst-case scenario. That would be being overwhelmed by patients exhibiting symptoms of the

illness and not being able to effectively meet their needs, such as what New York City is experiencing now. New York has been the nation’s coronavirus epicenter, and national reports depict staff who are working longer hours and low o n p e r s o n a l p r o t e c t ive equipment while hospitals are short of ventilators and other necessary supplies. That’s left some patients unable to receive the care they desperately require, as professionals are faced with choices on who lives or dies. But as dire as those circumstances are, there’s

already evidence to support that Wisconsin’s efforts to control the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus might be flattening its curve. That’s a silver lining for smaller and more rural facilities like Stoughton Hospital. The Wisconsin Department of Health reported the lowest increase in dayto-day COVID-19 cases in nearly three weeks last week. According to DHS secretary Andrea Palm, cases increased by 87 last Monday, April 6. That number is the lowest the state has seen since March 24, when

the department reported an increase of 41. The most cases the DHS saw on any single day was 199 on April 1. Even so, Stoughton Hospital chief medical officer and general surgeon Aaron Schwaab told the Hub on April 10 the hospital has the supplies and the staff to handle the city’s current caseload. “With social distancing, we’ve seen a drastic decrease at all the hospitals here and in the area,” Tina Strandlie, emergency department manager, said.

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Titanic sinking claimed Stoughton man ‘Jack’ Gill had traveled to England with new bride; collect inheritance SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

A poll worker is shielded behind a Plexiglas barrier as he counts absentee ballots on Tuesday, April 7.

As winter turned to spring in 1912, life was good for Stoughton’s Jack Gill. The 24-year-old had recently gotten married to his sweetheart over in his native England, and was on his way back home, having also inherited a

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considerable sum of money. The newlyweds were no doubt looking forward to starting a family and a new life in rural south central Wisconsin in comfort. While his wife – also a native Briton – would stay on a few weeks more to tend to family affairs, Jack was headed back to the states, and he

would be traveling in style. Not only was the HMS Titanic one of the fastest ships on the oceans, the new pride of the British passenger fleet was touted as unsinkable. The second of three massive luxury liners built by the White Star Line, Titanic was constructed to accommodate around 3,500 passengers and crew, though it carried only around 2,300 when it left the British port of Southampton on April 10, on its way to New York City. It would never arrive.

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Easter service in 2020 MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

In the era of COVID-19 Easter services looked differently for congregations around the nation. Christ Lutheran Church held a parking lot service on Sunday, April 12. At the 9:30 a.m. service the parking lot was packed with families, individuals and duos parked side by side. No one was allowed to leave their car, and windows were required to be up at all times. Members listened to the service on 88.5 FM radio station — where they heard the sermon, songs and Easter messages. Contact Mackenzie Krumme at mackenzie. krumme@wcinet.com. Pastor Paula Geister-Jones gives Easter Sunday service from a stage outside the church on Sunday, April 12.

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Christ Lutheran Church’s parking lot was full for the 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service — which congregants listened from their radio station on Sunday, April 12.

Two members of Christ Lutheran Church listen to the Easter Sunday service from their car in the parking lot on Sunday, April 12.

Congregants of Christ Lutheran Church tuned into radio station 88.5 FM for an Easter Service on Sunday, April 12.

An offering stand is in the parking lot of Christ Lutheran Church’s parking lot during the outdoor Easter Sunday service on Sunday, April 12.

Christ Lutheran Church held a parking lot service on Sunday, April 12. No congregants could leave their cars or roll down their windows — everyone listened on 88.5 FM radio station.


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Spring election

Tellander, Bubon, Jackson win school board race Bubon keeps seat by margin of six votes KIMBERLY WETHAL Unified Newspaper Group

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City officials created enter and exit isles so voters came into as little contact with one another as possible during the Tuesday, April 7 election in Stoughton. Council, as was newcomer Fred Hundt, who will fill a vacated seat in District 4. All of the board races in the surrounding towns were uncontested, as well. Incumbents Deana Zentner and Nancy Nedveck were re-elected to the Town of

Rutland board, and Jay Damkoehler and Janiece Bolender in the Town of Pleasant Springs. The towns of Dunn and Dunkirk had no local elections this year. In the statewide Supreme Court justice race, Stoughtonites overwhelmingly

supported Dane County District Court judge Jill Karofsky over incumbent Daniel Kelly, a Scott Walker appointee. Karofsky was endorsed by several unions and prominent Democrat politicians for the position, which is nominally

Titanic : Census data from 1910 lists Gill living in Rutland Continued from page 1 Five days later, around 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Titanic struck an iceberg in the dim early morning of April 15, sinking within three hours in the frigid North Atlantic. An estimated 1,517 people died – 685 crew members and 832 passengers. Jack Gill was No. 155.

Emigrating to Wisconsin

John “Jack” Gill was born in Congresbury, Somerset, England, likely in early 1888, according to encyclopediatitanica.org. The son of a coal merchant’s carter and a house servant, he had an older brother, Henry, born in late 1886. Gill’s mother, Annie, died in 1890 at the age of 25, and his father remarried in 1893, and the new couple had four children. Fast forward to Feb. 9 1907, when John, 19, left England for New York City, listed as an unmarried farm laborer and third class passenger on the steamer St. Louis. Identified as 5’6’’ tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, he headed to Wisconsin, where it seems he had work lined up with a family friend.

In the 1910 census, Gill was listed as living in the Town of Rutland, working as a farm laborer for Griffith Jahu and his wife, Hattie (Hamm); both of whose families had earlier immigrated from England. Griffith had served in the Civil War before later moving to the Stoughton area. He died in 1922 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery. Sometime in 1910 or early 1911, Gill returned to England, where he worked as a chauffeur for Rev. C. R. Braithwaite, vicar of Hewish St. Ann, near Puxton. It was there Gill courted for more than a year his sweetheart, Sarah Elizabeth Wilton Hodder, apparently writing postcards with love notes on a regular basis. They were married on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1912, at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Clevedon, and for a few weeks afterward lived with her parents in nearby Bristol.

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But for the newlyweds, England was a place of their past, not their future; one was made brighter by inheriting a considerable sum of money after the death of his grandmother.




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Likely surrounded by these thoughts, and a promising new life and place to start a family in the United States, Gill no longer had to travel third-class, either. Though he didn’t spring for a presumably pricy first-class ticket, on April 2, Gill traveled into town and paid 13 pounds for second class ticket, No. 233866 aboard the HMS Titanic, no doubt eager to set up a new home and start a new life. Neither would make it to America. Gill’s body was recovered April 23 by the cable ship MackKay-Bennett; the 155th victim collected for identification. As bodies were recovered they were identified with a numbered tag, and any personal belongings placed in a numbered canvas bag: a pocket comb; pocketbook; gold watch and chain; silver match box; keys; pocket knife; gold ring; $4.60 in silver; various coins, $43 in notes and a collar button; all of which was returned to his widow. His body was not, however, as he was buried at sea the following day, amid some apparent confusion about the fate of his remains.

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Sarah Gill received a letter from the White Star Line on April 25, stating her husband’s body was recovered and would be taken to America. A second letter stated that if she wished the remains to be returned to England, she would have to pay 20 pounds for shipping. A subsequent hand-written letter informed her he was buried, and the exact longitude and latitude. Later, a large portrait of John and Sarah from their wedding day was placed on the porch of the parish church where they had wed. A special hymn, composed by Rev. Braithwaite, was sung by the congregation in his honor. In 1917, Sarah Gill received a check for 4 pounds 7 shillings and 6 pence from the Titanic Relief Fund, started to assist survivors’ spouses who were usually women who had lost their source of income. She lived to see another half-century, living in Bristol until her death in 1968. She never remarried. Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.

nonpartisan. She appeared to have won the 10-year seat as results were announced Monday night, with 54 percent of the vote, according to reporting from several statewide and national news outlets. In the City of Stoughton,

DCF launches tools to help essential workers find child care The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families launched two tools to connect essential workforce families to local and safe childcare, a March 30 news release states. Healthcare workers and essential state employees can submit requests for care through the department’s updated Child Care Finder, or view up to date availability across the state using its new child care map. “The value child care provides to our communities is currently on full display,” DCF Secretary Emilie Amundson said in the release. “We are doing everything in our power to support early childhood educators so they

can continue to provide child care to the families of essential workers.” Providing child care to the families of essential workers is critical to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, according to the release. Gov. Tony Evers created the Child Care for Essential Workers Taskforce to address this need, the release states. Led by DCF, the taskforce worked with the Early Childhood Association (WECA) and Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA) to connect essential workforce families in need of child care with locally available child care resources.


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Two incumbent Stoughton Area school board members will keep their seats after one of them narrowly edged out a challenger. In a four-way race for three seats, newcomer Holly Tellander was the leading vote-getter with 3,783, followed by incumbents Steve Jackson (3,512) and Tim Bubon (3,380), after votes were tabulated April 13. Bubon edged Jessica Royko by six votes. The only other contested race in the greater Stoughton area wasn’t so close. Kate McGinnity defeated Kris James Breunig 2,6831,309 in a race for Dane County Board of Supervisors Seat 37, which covers the area south and southwest of the city. Incumbent Bob Salov chose not to run for re-election. All other races in the Stoughton area were uncontested. Incumbents Timothy Riley, Lisa Reeves, Greg Jenson and Ben Heili were all elected to the Common

she received 3,338 votes to Kelly’s 979, and in the four surrounding towns, she got 3,303 votes to Kelly’s 1,438. In the statewide presidential primary, which former Vice President Joe Biden won by a 2-1 margin, he received the most votes than any other primary candidate from Stoughtonites. Biden received 2,076 votes from city residents and 2,383 from town voters. The next closest candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, received 1,281 votes in the city, and 1,013 from voters in the town. Sanders had been the only other candidate still actively in the race at the time of the April 7 election, and he suspended his campaign the next day. While all ballots had to be either returned in person or postmarked by April 7, they had until April 13 to arrive in the mail because of postal delays related to the election, which has had record numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Email reporter Kimberly Wethal at kimberly. wethal@wcinet.com and follow her on Twitter @ kimberly_wethal.​


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Letter to the editor

City staff, poll workers did great job Kudos to City of Stoughton clerk Holly Licht, and the many other city officials and employees who worked wonders to make the April 7 in-person election run smoothly. With uncertainty looming for several weeks Holly remained flexible, making plans well in advance to address potential logistical challenges. She kept poll workers well informed about their options due to potential health risks. The SWAC was a very suitable site with adequate parking and spacious interior. As a poll worker I felt completely safe with the many safeguards put in place to assure distancing and frequent sanitizing. Voters were put at ease with the relaxed atmosphere created by the staff and long-time poll workers. These times are stressful and challenging for reasons beyond our control. We can be thankful for the competent, dedicated employees and volunteers who went ‘above and beyond’ to be sure we had a well-controlled and fair election process. Once again Stoughton rises to the top! Joyce Kaping City of Stoughton

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had planned to write this month about all of the wonderful programs, activities, and services the Stoughton Public Library had planned for the young people in our community this spring. It was written by our new intern for Children’s Services who, for the first two-and-a-half months of 2020, had expanded our already robust schedule children’s programming to include even more activities and events for kids age kindergarten through fifth grade. But then things changed. Then everything changed. I don’t have to tell you that. As I sit down to write this, I sit in an empty library. The sounds of this building – voices of excited children, neighbors greeting one another, musicians tuning up on the Mezzanine for a Sunday afternoon concert – have been replaced with silence. You might think that we librarians prefer silence, and for some us, that’s true. But never in recent memory has the building been this quiet. Being a student of history, albeit an amateur one, I like to turn to the past for comfort in times of crisis and uncertainty. There is something about widening one’s perspective beyond the troubled present, zooming out years, decades, even centuries, that offers a kind of peace of mind. With this broader perspective comes the reassurance that whatever the dangers of the present moment, our fore bearers have endured and triumphed over much worse. So in the silence of an empty building, I headed up to the library’s Mezzanine level to a small alcove near the microfilm machine. It’s a small, non-descript storage closet kept locked


In the April 9, 2020, edition of the Stoughton Courier Hub, an article titled “The Syttende Mai that will never be,” it was

most of the time. Inside are a dozen or so boxes with scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, correspondence, Ramsey and meeting minutes from the library’s 119-year history. Here I can read about how, in January of 1902, in the grip of “a small-pox scare,” the Library Board decided “not to allow any books to be drawn from the library until the danger is passed.” Four years later, the library published a startling notice in this paper: “Library books now in the possession of families that have been in quarantine MUST not be returned to the library, but are to be burned by the persons having them.” In December 1918, that terrible year in which an influenza pandemic ravaged a world already reeling from four years of mass slaughter in Europe, the Stoughton Board of Health decreed that, “Effective at ONCE: All dances, lodge meetings, and all other social gatherings and functions, as well as church services, confirmation classes, movie or picture shows and theatres, and opening of the public library, are hereby absolutely prohibited.” In some cases, we can infer from tersely worded minutes that all was not well, as in March of that same year when the Library Board decided to offer use of the lecture room to the Red Cross. These yellowed pages also contain evidence of how the Stoughton Public Library weathered two world wars and a global economic collapse, from reports of book drives for soldiers in

1916 to the observation in 1930 that “the depression has made the public become readers again.” It’s a well-known phenomenon that library use skyrockets during challenging economic times. History offers us lessons, but it also provides perspective. When we look to the past, we see that our citizens and institutions have endured catastrophes, major and minor, and come out the other end. Simply put, examining the trials of the past leads us to a somewhat heartening conclusion: They made it through the bad times, and so can we. All this is not to say that our situation is not grave. The human and economic costs of this pandemic are real and will continue to grow in the weeks and months. We know, just as our predecessors did, that things often get worse before they get better. But my time in the library archives has led me to conclude that history does not have to be a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, as Joyce’s Stephen Daedalus famously put it. Instead, history can provide much-needed perspective and with it some measure of comfort, however small. We often hear that the current crisis is unprecedented, and that is may well be true. This pandemic is certainly unlike any in living memory. Even so, when I look to the past through the narrow lens of the library’s scrapbooks, I find a small amount of reassurance in the fact that this building on the corner of Fourth and Main has stood for well over a century, through good times and bad, and that it will continue to stand when this is all over. Jim Ramsey is the director of Stoughton Public Library

incorrectly stated that Syttende to careful reader Bob Postel for Mai was a four-day festival due to pointing it out to us. an editing error, while it is actuThe Hub regrets the error. ally a three-day festival. Thanks


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Third grade picture contest Submissions due May 17 MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge invites all Stoughton Area School District third graders to a picture contest. This contest is replacing the Sons of Norway’s Mandt Lodge Viking Ship contest, which usually takes place during Syttende Mai. The May celebration was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Students can draw or paint a picture related to Syttende Mai on an 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of unlined, white paper. The drawing should include a wall text (a collection of words displayed in large visible

letters) including their first name, date, title and description of the picture in two or three sentences. On the back of the Syttende Mai picture, write the participant’s full name, teacher’s name, school, guardian’s printed name and signature. Participants should add the address and phone number so judges can contact the winners. By signing, the guardians grant permission for the child’s entry, name and photo to be put online, displayed or printed for the public to view. Participants can mail the entry and an optional photo to: Annual Third Grade Contest, Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St. Entries must be received by May 17, 2020. For information, contact Darlene ArnePhoto submitted son at 873-7209. Third graders created Viking Ships during the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge contest in 2019.

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Stoughton Baptist Church

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St. Ann Catholic Church

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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

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

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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.

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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.

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Stoughton Health is holding a blood drive Friday, April 17.

Blood center enforces strict cleaning, social distancing protocol Blood donations are low due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Stoughton Health news release. In order to curb that need Stoughton Health, part of Stoughton Hospital, is holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 17 at the Stoughton Health and Wellness Center, 3162 County Hwy B. Participants must bring a photo ID and are encouraged to make an appointment. Before entering the building, donors will have their temperature taken and will be given face covering to protect others. Under Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order, blood drives are allowed to continue, and staff from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center are following strict cleaning and

If You Go What: Stoughton Health blood drive When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 17 Where: Stoughton Health and Wellness Center, 3162 County Hwy B Info: Visit bloodcenter impact.org or call 800747-5401 x 4128 social distancing protocols, according to the news release. Donors must be 17 (or 16, with a signed parental permission form), weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health. T h e M i s s i s s i p p i Va l ley Regional Blood Center supplies blood to more than 100 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. For information or to make an appointment, visit bloodcenterimpact.org or call (800) 747-5401, ext. 4128. -Mackenzie Krumme

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.


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Do the Good You Can Human beings know how to help each other. We rise to the occasion after natural disasters,for instance, and demonstrate that we are at our best when our fellow humans need us most. But why can’t we do this all the time? What keeps us from reaching out and helping others in the mundane give and take of our everyday lives? Or why do we sometimes fail to rise to the occasion in certain crises, such as helping refugees from war-torn regions. The fact that we sometimes help and other times look away or just plain refuse to help is perhaps an indictment of our moral sentiments, the feelings of empathy and sympathy which move us to help. Sometimes our heartstrings are pulled and we rise to the occasion and other times we fail to do so. Social Psychology offers some clues to this puzzle. It turns out that what is referred to as bystander apathy (not helping when you see someone in need) can be overcome by 1) noticing that someone needs help; 2) interpreting the situation as one where you could be helpful; 3) taking responsibility for helping; 4) developing a plan (or deciding what should be done); and 5) implementing the plan. It’s not terribly complicated. Most of us could be doing more to help our sisters and brothers in need. – Christopher Simon

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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Track and field

Vikings going virtual Stoughton coaches, athletes transitioning to individualized training ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Having the combination of mental and physical strength are two key attributes to a great track and field athlete. This year, athletes can gain an extra leg up utilizing technological strength. With their season currently on pause, Stoughton boys track and field coach Trevor Kramolis and girls coach Nate Nelson are trying to help their athletes using a variety of technological tools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Stoughton started practice March 9 and got in one week of workouts before schools closed statewide. Kramolis and Nelson, both teachers at SHS, quickly made the adjustment to virtual learning for their students and athletes. “We broke up the workouts by event groups and had event coaches in charge of those workouts,” said Kramolis, who works primarily with the sprinters and hurdlers. “Technically all of the workouts are voluntary on the athlete’s part. We have suggested workouts available to them and make videos for technical drills.” Individualized workouts are in a Google Folder accessible to all Stoughton track and field athletes. The folder is further broken down to workouts for strength training, throwers, sprints and hurdles, pole vault, jumps, high jump, distance and middle distance. Athletes also have access to a file classifying which group they are in and a warm-up sheet. “I’m very glad we have the technology so we can stay in contact with the student-athletes,” said

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Stoughton’s Victoria Ashworth (right) passes the baton to Ellie Trieloff during the 4x400-meter relay during a home meet last year. The Vikings are Turn to Track/Page 8 using different technologies and individualized workouts to stay ready for the 2020 season.

Major League Baseball

Bunnell prepping for first full season with Braves MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

Cade Bunnell’s season of firsts remains in limbo after the coronavirus pandemic suspended Major League Baseball spring training in Florida. The 2015 Stoughton High School graduate was preparing for his first full professional season with the Atlanta Braves before the COVID-19 outbreak led MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred to suspend spring training and the start of the season. “This has been the longest offseason,” Bunnell

said. “This is the longest I have gone without baseball.” Bunnell was selected by the Braves in the 40th round of last year’s MLB Draft out of Indiana University. After getting drafted, he was assigned to the Rookie Gulf Coast League in Florida. He hit .141 with one home run, four RBIs and a .385 on-base average, while playing shortstop, second base and third base. Bunnell was in spring camp with the Braves’ minor leaguers for one week before training was shut down. He is currently living in Stoughton and

said he’s grateful to his parents – Rick and Tina Bunnell – for supporting him and having a safe space for workouts. “That was my introduction to pro ball and when the coronavirus hit,” he said. “I was excited for my first spring training. I was prepared and ready to go for the season.” Bunnell has converted his parents’ garage into a homemade weight room and hitting area with a tee. When his father returns from work, he will go to the park and work on hitPhoto courtesy Atlanta Braves ting mechanics, fielding Cade Bunnell, a 2015 Stoughton High School graduate, is looking forward to returning to Turn to MLB/Page 8 spring training and beginning his first full season in the Atlanta Braves organization.


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Prep sports

UW-Madison cancellations impact WIAA spring tournaments ADAM FEINER Sports editor

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced F r i d a y, A p r i l 1 0 , i t i s extending the cancellation of campus events through June 30, which eliminates

the possibility of conducting WIAA state tournaments scheduled at campus venues this spring. The events impacted by the closure include the boys individual and team tennis tournaments scheduled at Nielsen Tennis Stadium on

June 4-6 and June 12-13, respectfully; the boys golf championship at University Ridge on June 15-16; and the softball tournament at Goodman Diamond on June 11-13. The decision to extend the closure addresses the

ongoing concern and efforts to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19. At its special meeting on March 19, the WIAA Board of Control resolved to postpone any decision to cancel the spring sports seasons and spring state

tournaments to a later date or until new developments arise and new information becomes available. The Board of Control will conduct its scheduled meeting on April 21 via video conferencing and will discuss options for the

remainder of the spring sports seasons and summertime contact. The WIAA will continue to be in alliance with the directives issued by Gov. Tony Evers in relation to the closure or reopening of schools.

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Stoughton’s Marco Cortes-Lena (right) completes a handoff with Delvion Watson in the 800-meter relay during a quadrangular meet in Mount Horeb last season. Boys track and field coach Trevor Kramolis has been working primarily with sprinters in the Stoughton program. Photo courtesy Indiana Athletics

Stoughton grad Cade Bunnell was drafted in the 40th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves out of Indiana University.

MLB: Former Stoughton star back training in hometown Continued from page 7 fundamentals and throwing. Bunnell said the challenge is getting in batting practice against live pitching at a higher velocity because he doesn’t have a pitching machine. “I will just tell my dad to throw harder,” he said. When MLB will resume activities and where Bunnell will be assigned within the Braves organization remains a mystery. “I don’t know where I’m going to go,” he said. “I just have to be ready.” Initially, minor leaguers were going to be paid through April 7 when MLB suspended spring training on March 12. Many players were in limbo about whether they would have an income and health insurance during the shutdown. On March 31, MLB announced it would pay minor leaguers a $400 weekly stipend through May 31 to ensure they would have health insurance. Minor leaguers are not paid during the offseason. The current minor-league minimum salaries range from $290 per week in rookie leagues where the season lasts three months, to $502 per week in Triple-A, where the season

lasts five months. While the shutdown wears on, Bunnell practices like a shortened minor league season will begin at some point. He said playing a regular 140-game minor league season is not likely. Minor League affiliates depend on revenue from games and concession stands for profits. They do not have lucrative television contracts to help offset the possibility of no revenue if fans are banned from attending games. As a shortstop in high school, Bunnell led the Vikings to back-to-back Badger South Conference titles and a WIAA state appearance in 2013. He earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior for coach Jeremy Dunnihoo. Bunnell has persevered through long odds before, having to start over after leaving his first NCAA Division I school. He played at Kansas State as a freshman, but started to gain interest from pro scouts after a standout sophomore season at Madison College. Bunnell played for the N o r t h w o o d s L e a g u e ’s R o c k f o r d ( I L ) R iv e t s in the summer of 2016 before playing two seasons at Indiana.

Track: Stoughton coaches, athletes hopeful season starts Continued from page 7 Nelson, who works primarily with distance runners. “Even if we’re not competing, I’m glad the workouts provide them with an opportunity to break the monotony of class work and being inside.” Per WIAA guidelines, coaches are not allowed to be present for any workouts or to open any training facilities to athletes. Student-athletes can however reach out and ask for coaching, as well as post workouts to social media. Kramolis has conducted virtual meetings with team captains and has been pleased to see other Stoughton coaches adapting to being more interactive

online. Nelson tracks his distance runners’ progress using an app called Strava. Athletes can use the app on a fitness watch and take notes of their workouts like pace for a specific event. Strava also allows athletes to see each other’s progress and keep each other accountable. “It’s going to be easier for distance runners because they work out on their own between seasons,” Nelson said. “They’re used to free workouts without weights and they’re easier to evaluate. I’m really hoping for a shortened season. As long as there’s hope, we’re going to act like there’s going to be a season.” Both the Stoughton boys



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the issues will be how many meets we compete in versus practices and injury prevention,” Kramolis said. “We have to think about the results and want our athletes to peak for the state meet. When they’ve been doing low to moderate activity, it’s a lot to ask the body to put 100% effort into meets. “On the boys end, we have a lot of good athletes where they can showcase their raw abilities. We have certain athletes that can get back into routine faster than most.”

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and girls teams will each have 10 meets canceled or postponed by the time Gov. Tony Evers’ current “Safer at Home” order expires on April 24. Nelson said both teams will need at least two weeks of practice before competing in a meet. If the Vikings resume normal team activities April 27, it would give the team less than a month to compete in hopes of qualifying for the Division 1 state meet. “If we do start up in May,

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April 16, 2020

Peak: Stoughton Hospital preparing for the worst

Aftermath: All four sites were consolidated to SWAC, which drew 821 voters

Continued from page 1 But plans are in place for if – or when – the smallest hospital in Dane County is overrun with patients. Those plans are constantly changing as new information about the illness becomes available, Schwaab said. For the last three weeks, the hospital’s Incident Command Center has worked to come up with strategies to tackle coronavirus head on. “Our best estimate, at least for now, is we feel we are in pretty good shape,” Schwaab said. “We don’t know what we are potentially facing. We have to be careful.” For now, the hospital possesses the optimal amount of staff, PPE, technologies and protocols in place to mitigate the risks of what New York City and other hot spots face. The hospital provides testing, Schwaab said, according to the guidelines set by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospital also stopped doing elective and non-emergent surgeries two weeks ago to free up staff, he said. “ We d o n ’t h ave ( t h e staff and supply numbers) some larger hospitals might have,” he acknowledged. Schwaab added that many community members and businesses have donated PPE like masks and food for providers. “That’s one of the really nice things about our community,” he said.

Having enough equipment

Stoughton Hospital has five ventilators and 30 negative pressure rooms to provide space for COVID-19 patients, Schwaab said. It also has several weeks’ worth of PPE – masks, gowns, shoe covers, protective eye gear, he said, adding that some gowns and masks are reusable and can be sterilized if needed. Providers “gown up” with gloves, eye protection, shoe covers and a respirator mask when taking care of a COVID-19 patient, meaning they are covered head to toe, Strandlie said. She said there’s research from within the past week to suggest ventilators might not be the best course of treatment for severe COVID-19 cases. Ventilators provide oxygen, but also increase air pressure in lungs, and according to an April 8 Associated Press story, around 80 percent of coronavirus patients who are put on ventilators die. An alternative to that is hi-flow oxygen, she said, which is a machine that uses a nasal prong to provide a large amount of oxygen to the patient contained within a mask. Stoughton Hospital is receiving those machines as new guidance emerges, she said, and took in one within the last week.

Options to expand

If the peak stretches Stoughton Hospital’s capacity, Strandlie said, there are options for increasing it. One is putting more than one person in a negative pressure room. Another is

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Stoughton Hospital is preparing for peak COVID-19 cases, even as research has shown in recent weeks the state has started to flatten its curve. using the hospital’s ambulance garage for triaging — determining which patients aren’t sick enough to be admitted to the hospital and taking care of them. Pa t i e n t s c a n a l s o b e swapped or sent to other, potentially larger hospitals in the Dane County area and in Madison – including those a part of the SSM and UW-Health system. And staff from those facilities could come to assist at Stoughton Hospital. “If (all facilities) become overwhelmed, we have a liaison within the state to help move patients from point A to point B,” she said. Strandlie acknowledged that the risk of contracting the disease is higher for healthcare professionals and said while hospital staff would have their hours increase under a peak scenario, they would work rotate three days at a time to provide breaks. “One of the issues we are having in larger facilities is that providers don’t have time off,” she said.

Preventing the spread

Both Schwaab and Strandlie said one of the biggest ways to prevent Stoughton Hospital from becoming overwhelmed is for everyone to continue practicing social distancing protocols, including isolating at home and only leaving when necessary. But the hospital has protocols to minimize risk of disease spread if a patient presents COVID-19 symptoms, Strandlie said. “People are screened immediately as they come into the building for potential (exposures to the illness), she said. “All staff a n d p a t i e n t s a r e g ive n masks.” “Until you know for sure, you have to use that PPE every time you go into the patient’s room,” Strandlie added. Patients who present only minor symptoms are better off isolating at home for 14 days, the CDC recommends. Schwaab said patients can call the emerg e n cy d e p a r t m e n t , a n d screeners who triage can help if they have concerns their symptoms are becoming more severe. “We have that, anyway, 24/7 for patients,” he said.

Stoughton Hospital administrative team, physicians take pay cuts Stoughton Hospital physicians and administrative staff agreed to a reduction in compensation amid the COVID-19 crisis last week. A news release states the pay cuts will free up dollars to assist staff who are currently or may in the future face unemployment. “As people, we are best able to help one another by being empathetic to each other’s situation, leading with care and kindness and doing what we can, when we can and where we can to support one another,” president and CEO Dan DeGroot said in the release.

Taking COVID-19 seriously

Everyone should take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, Strandlie said. That includes people who have not yet contracted the virus and those who believe they have a likelihood of only experiencing textbook mild symptoms — a fever and a dry cough. “The thing we are finding with this disease is that it is not selective,” she said. “Anyone can get it and become devastatingly ill.” Unlike influenza, which has a more gradual onset, the novel coronavirus can strike unexpectedly. Even mild cases can become severe at a rapid rate. While the CDC reports mortality rate is much higher for older people or those with underlying health conditions, more and more news reports have shown patients of all ages can have a fever one day and end up in an intensive care unit the next. She recommended everyone get plenty of sleep, wash hands frequently, eat healthy and take care of their mental health. Early figures out of China indicate that 80% of cases on average were in the mild to moderate category. But people should still be doing all they can to continue to flatten the curve, Schwaab said, if they want facilities like Stoughton Hospital to treat patients in the most effective manner. “We don’t want to make decisions about who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t,” he said. Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.


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CDC: Patients, providers top priority for testing The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update its guidelines for who gets tested for COVID-19 as more information about the illness becomes available. According to cdc.gov, decisions are up to local governments and health care providers, but the top priority are patients who are hospitalized and symptomatic healthcare workers. The next priority are patients in long-term care facilities with symptoms, those who are 65 years of age and older, patients with underlying conditions and first responders. The third is critical infrastructure patients with symptoms – think essential workers – people who don’t meet any of the top two priorities, health care workers and first responders not presenting symptoms and people with mild symptoms in areas with hospitalizations are high.

about whether the city would receive enough personal protective equipment for volunteers and staff. “I guess there was a mix of emotions,” Licht said. Though she had heard about the postponement order, she had also been advised by the Wisconsin Elections Commission to continue to prepare for an election to happen the next day due to likely legal challenges. The Ketterers didn’t consider canceling their shifts. “I don’t know anybody personally who was happy that the election was happening,” Ketterer said. But she said she considered it her duty to make sure the vote was as safe and accurate as possible despite the threat of disease and the changing decisions by courts and politicians. “If an election was going on, we wanted to be there,” she said. Ketterer, who works in hospice care, said she felt that as a medical professional, she had a good understanding of the virus and the threat it posed and would be safe as long as proper personal protection equipment was provided to her. That wasn’t always a given, Licht told the Hub. Licht said her office received a limited number of masks, gloves and sanitizing spray from the state. She also got donated equipment from other departments and a Stoughton resident who sewed 25 cloth masks for the election volunteers. With the combination of what city staff were able to gather themselves and what was given by the state, Licht said staff a n d p o l l wo r ke r s h a d enough equipment to stay safe during the day. But if they’d had to rely exclusively on the state she said, it wouldn’t have been enough. Licht said at one point, she was worried about whether the city would get the equipment at all.

In the first shipment, it received a box of N-95 respirator masks from the state that were actually meant for healthcare workers and had to be returned. Licht said six National Guard members were sent by Dane County to help out, given the shortage of poll workers. Poll workers across the state canceled over concerns about the virus, with many over 65, putting them in the high-risk category for COVID-19. That had already caused Stoughton to consolidate its usual four polling locations into one. Guard members, who had been trained by a video just days before the election, helped by acting as greeters, answering voters’ questions and cleaning and sanitizing the areas, Licht said. Ketterer said she was impressed by how smoothly everything was run on Election Day and how many resources had been collected. That included the placement of the chairs for poll workers six feet apart, the plastic dividers shielding the voters and volunteers and the Guard members. “The city really went to bat for us,” she said. Ketterer said she noticed one Guard member, outfitted in a mask and gloves, stayed from early in the morning when the polls opened at 6 a.m., t o 8  p . m . w h e n t h e y closed, disinfecting the voting booths each time a voter used them. Controversy continued after the election over issues such as whether clerks could count absentee ballots received without a postmark. But as Ketterer drove to the fire station to help count the remaining absentee ballots, she said that despite what was happening around the state, “I think we were incredibly lucky.” Renee Hickman can be contacted at renee.hickman@wcinet.com or follow her on Twitter at @ ReneeNHickman

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Lake Kegonsa closed until further notice Evers directed DNR to close state parks MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

L a k e Ke g o n s a S t a t e Park is closed until further notice. It is among 40 state parks, forests and recreational areas to close as a result of what Gov. Tony Evers called unprecedented crowds, litter and vandalism. The order is effective starting Thursday, April 9. The Department of Natural Resources had made all registration fees voluntary as of March 19, to encourage people to spend time outdoors during the COVID-19 public health emergency, although camping, park offices, visitor centers and non-essential buildings were closed. “I wanted to keep state parks open for the public to enjoy during this challenging time, which is why outdoor activity is listed as an essential activity under the Safer at Home order,” Evers wrote in the April 9 release. “Unfortunately, growing difficulty with ensuring social distancing

compliance, dwindling cleaning supplies and mounting trash are some of the challenges faced by our state parks staff. We have to address the growing public health and safety concern and protect Wisconsinites.” Other parks closed in the south central region are: Aztalan State Park, Belmont Mound State Park, Blue Mound State Park, Cadiz Springs State Recreational Area, Capital Springs State Recreational Area, Cross Plains State Park, Devil’s Lake State Park, Fenley State Recreational Area, Governor Dodge State Park, Governor Nelson State Park, Lake Kegonsa State Park, Lower Wisconsin Riverway, Mackenzie Center, Mirror Lake State Park, Natural Bridge State Park, Nelson Dewey State Park, New Glarus Woods State Park, Rocky Arbor State Park, Sauk Prairie State Recreational Area, Tower Hill State Park, Wyalusing State Park, Yellowstone Lake State Park, Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area, Pewits Nest State Natural Area, Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area and Dells of The Wisconsin River State Natural Area.

Banks work with Habitat for Humanity to offer mortgage relief As Habitat for Humanity of Dane County families struggle to stay on top of mortgages amid the pandemic, eight area financial institutions have partnered with the organization to help them. A n n o u n c e d We d n e s day, March 25, via news release, Oregon Community Bank, McFarland State Bank, Town Bank, Bank of Sun Prairie, Dane County Credit Union, BMO Harris and Summit Credit Union have joined Habitat in an effort to fund mortgage relief for people affected by COVID-19. The effort helps Habitat homeowners keep the same payment schedules with partner banks. McFarland State Bank has a location in Stoughton, Summit Credit Union in Stoughton and Fitchburg and BMO Harris in Oregon and Stoughton. Jenny Ballweg, Habitat for Humanity communications director, said the Habitat homeowners don’t need to pay their payments, and instead have them deferred until the end of their mortgages. The release states many Habitat families work on the front lines of the pandemic — stocking shelves, preparing and delivering food, working in critical

How to help If the public is interested in donating to Habitat’s Family Relief Fund, or helping a family make their mortgage payment, they can visit habitatdane. org/family-relief-fund. care and serving in the clinics and hospitals that take care of COVID-19 patients. They do this with increased childcare costs as schools remain closed. Other Habitat families are having work hours reduced or cut completely, leaving them without income, the release states. “We started the fund to offer mortgage relief for Habitat homeowners impacted by COVID-19 – giving families room in their budgets to make up for lost income due to the quarantine, healthcare costs, and extra child care fees,” Renk said in the release. “However, we didn’t know how to make it work for the mortgages that other financial institutions now owned.” But with the help of the partner institutions Habitat and the homeowners came to a solution.

Obituaries Elizabeth “Liz” Nelson Elizabeth “Liz” Nelson, age 53, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her home. She was born in Stoughton on April 18, 1966, the daughter of Larry and Betty Anderson. Liz was grew up in Stoughton with what she described as a beautiful childhood. She graduated from Stoughton High School and furthered her schooling starting at University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire and then graduating from UW Madison with her pharmacy degree. On June 18, 1988 Liz married David Nelson. She worked at Evansville Pharmacy, then at Women’s International Pharmacy, and ultimately landed at McGlynn Pharmacy in Stoughton. Liz built strong and caring relationships with the community members of Stoughton which she enjoyed greatly. Liz worked at First Lutheran Church with music and children, showing them her faith and helping them grow in theirs. Later on she became very involved with Stoughton Norwegian Dancers and loved her time with that group. She was always a mom and a great one at that. Liz brought light and life to everything she did and will be greatly missed by all who had the chance to know her and love her. She always told her daughters if they were going to remember anything,

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remember “she was weird, but she was fun.” Liz is survived by her husband, David; daughters, Erin (Connor) Seamonson and Mara (Nelson) Baker; grandson, Bennett Seamonson; sister, Becky (Scott) Skavlen and their daughter Emily; brother, Dan (Laura) Anderson; uncle, Gene Anderson; uncle and aunt, Warren and Wanda Nelson; extended family members; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents. Due to the current events, a celebration of life service will be held at a later date. I n l i e u o f f l ow e r s , memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or to the Stoughton Norwegian Dancers. A special thank you to the staff of UW Hospital, UW Health, Carbone Cancer Center, and Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Please share your memories of Liz at: www. CressFuneralService.com. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton (608) 873-9244

Phillip D. “Hawk” Hawkinson Phillip D. “Hawk” Hawkinson, age 81, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Skaalen after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s. He was born in Stoughton on February 25, 1939, the son of Lyman and Christine (Moen) Hawkinson, the youngest of their 10 children. Hawk graduated from Stoughton High School in 1957, where he played football, basketball and was a proud Norwegian Dancer. He served in the Air Guard. H aw k w o r k e d m a ny jobs including construction, cement and gas before working for Western Electric (later AT&T) for 30 years until his retirement in 1994. In his retirement he kept busy working for the City of Stoughton Parks Department and spent 15 years mowing at the Stoughton Country Club. Hawk loved saying that we worked until he was 80. He enjoyed volunteering at the Stoughton A m e r i c a n L eg i o n a n d putting lights on downt ow n C h r i s t m a s d e c orations. Hawk enjoyed helping with the Stoughton Opera House renovation. He was an avid Badgers, Packers, Brewers and Stoughton and Utica Home talent baseball fan. Hawk is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol; sons, Scott (Lisa) Skoien and Steven (Sherri)


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Skoien; granddaughters, Sara (Grant) Keller and Jessica (J.D.) We s l e y ; g r e a t g r a n d daughter, Maddie Wollumns; many nieces and nephews and their families; sisters-in-law, Irene Hawkinson, Donna Hawkinson, Beverly Hawkinson, Pat Hawkinson, and Nancy Dixon; and brother-in-law, Tom Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, L l o y d , H a r l o w, R o g er, Donald, Marvin, and Lyman Jr.; and sisters, Jeannette Hoveland, Lorraine Frame and Marion Shriver. Memorial services will be held at First Lutheran Church with date and time to be announced. A special thank you to the staff of Stoughton Hospital, Skaalen Home and Agrace HospiceCare Inc. Please share your memories of Phillip at: www.CressFuneralService.com Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton 873-9244

M. Elnora Johnson, age 93, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020. She was born on October 4, 1926, the daughter of Byron and Edith Hayes. Elnora was born and grew up in the Poynette area and remained there until her married to La Verne in 1970 when they moved to Stoughton. She was a member of Stoughton United Methodist Church. Elnora is survived by her sister-in-law, Henrietta Hayes; step daught e r, M a r t h a J o h n s o n ; step grandchildren, Lena (Adam) Ellison and Nate (Tia) Johnson; step great grandchildren, Piper and Ashby Ellison, and Charlie and Sutherlyn Johnson; nieces and nephews, Mary Ann Hayes, David (Nancy) Hayes, Loretta (Scott) Vogts, Dennis (Petra) Hayes, Katherine (Jeff) Hendricks, and Daniel Hayes; great nieces and nephews, David (Serena) and Michael (Kristin) Hayes, Heather (Andrew) Dobbins, Hannah and Taylor Hayes, Patrick, Nicholas, and Ian Hendricks; great great nieces and nephews, Cora and Ethan Dobbins and

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Ellen, Theodore and Oscar Hayes. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, La Verne Johnson; brother, David H. Hayes; and great nephew, Christopher Vogts. In keeping with her wishes there will be no memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Partners of Stoughton Hospital Love Lights Fund, 900 Ridge Street, Stoughton, WI, 53589. The family wishes to thank the staff of Oak Park Place for their many acts of kindness shown to our aunt during her residency. Please share your memories of Elnora at: www. CressFuneralService.com. Cress Funeral Service 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton (608) 873-9244

Julie Lynn (Perrizo) Mahnke Julie Lynn (Perrizo) Mahnke, age 59, of Edgerton, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 5, 2020, at her home. She was born in Fond du Lac on Sept. 7, 1960, the daughter of Lee and Virginia “Cookie” (Hlab a n ) P e r r i z o a n d wa s a 1978 graduate of St. M a r y ’s S p r i n g s H i g h School. She continued her education and received an Associate’s degree. Julie worked the majority of her career in sales and IT in the computer industry, working for companies such as Apple, Dell, Lenovo and others. She was an easy-going person who loved her dogs, woodworking, relaxing and spending time at the family place in Arizona. She is survived by her partner of 17 years, Tim Burns; three children: Lee Mahnke and Alex Mahnke both of Madison, and Hayden (Morgan Maiers) Burns of Milwaukee; her mom, Virginia “Cookie” Perrizo of

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Fond du Lac; sister, Ann (Norman) Perrizo-Femling of Green Bay; brother-in-law, Jim Kaiser of Fond du Lac; her two beloved dogs, Oliver and Lucas; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and othe r r e l a t ive s . S h e w a s preceded in death by her father, Lee Perrizo; and sister, Sue Kaiser. The family will have a private memorial service on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the Apfel Ehlert Funeral Home and Cremation Service , Edgerton with Geoff Hutchinson officiating. A public celebration of her life will be held when environmental conditions change. An on-line guestbook and condolences can be found at www.apfelfuneral.com

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*** TOWN OF RUTLAND ADVERTISEMENT FOR SEALCOATING (CHIP SEALING) BIDS PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Rutland is seeking bids for 2020 sealcoating (chip sealing) of several Town roads as identified below. Bids should be submitted to Town Clerk Dawn George at 4177 Old Stage Rd., Brooklyn, WI 53521 by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. Clerks email clerk@town. rutland.wi.us for questions. Bids will be publicly opened on May 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Town Hall located at 785 Center Rd. It is anticipated that the Bids will not be awarded until the Board meeting on May 5, 2020. 1. Project Description The Town may choose to do only the highest priority roads, depending on cost and budget considerations. Bidders may wish to arrange a road inspection trip with the Towns patrolmen to better understand individual project needs and to prepare a more accurate quote. Lead Patrolman Nels Wethal may be reached at 608 577-5691. The possible candidates for 2020 seal coating are: 1. N. Union Rd. 6125 x22 2. Union Dane Rd. 4646 (west half) 3. Shady Willow Rd. — 2900 x 18 4. Hildreth 600 x 17 5. Fahey Hts. (Truman, Eisenhower, Roosevelt, Carter, Hoover Streets) 6650 x 22 2. Specifications: Based on use of 3/8 aggregate length and width of each road proposed estimated gallons of oil proposed to be used and cost per gallon of oil to be applied (gal./sq. yd) estimated number of tons of stone to be used and the cost per ton of stone all quotes to include power brooming prior to application of the seal coat 3. The award will be based on the proposed cost the proposed materials to be used, the references submitted and the warranties provided. The Town Board will determine which proposal is deemed to be in the best interests of the Town. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder, upon notification, must provide the Town with a Certificate of Insurance naming the Town as an additional insured. a statement holding the Town harmless from any litigation or claims resulting from the execution of this bid. 4. Scheduling The Town wishes to have this work completed during the 2020 road work season, meaning done prior to September 1. 2020. Attach a proposed time schedule showing how soon the work can be started after bid acceptance, and how many days or weeks it will take before completion. 5. Payment Payment to the contractor will be made within 30 days of the completion of the seal coating and an approved inspection by the Town. Dawn George, Clerk Published: April 16 and 23, 2020 WNAXLP *** NOTICE THAT ASSESSMENT ROLL IS OPEN FOR EXAMINATION AND OPEN BOOK Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats., the Assessment Roll for the Year 2020 for the City of Stoughton will be available for inspection starting on April 20, 2020 online at www.accurateassessor.com or by contacting the City Clerk at 873-6692 or hlicht@ci.stoughton.wi.us. The Assessor will be available for consultation and open book appointments on April 29, 2020, from 12:00- 7:00p.m., and April 30, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., via phone due to COVID-19. To make an appointment for open book, please call Accurate Appraisal at 1-800-770-3927 or logon to www. accurateassessor.com. Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats. Holly Licht, City Clerk Published: April 16 and 23, 2020 WNAXLP ***


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*** SERVICE BY PUBLICATION CASE#20SC000967 CIRCUIT COURT-CIVIL DIVISION STATE OF WISCONSIN SMALL CLAIMS WAUKESHA COUNTY Defendant Name(s) and Address (es): CHRISTOPHER ECKES 753 S VAN BUREN ST STOUGHTON, WI 53589 You are being sued by Franklin Financial Corporation, in the small claims court, Waukesha County, in the Waukesha County courthouse located @ 515 W Moreland Blvd (Room# 167) Waukesha, WI 53188. A hearing will be held: Monday, MAY 4,2020, 1:00 p.m. If you choose not to appear, a judgment will be given to Franklin Financial Corporation, due to default. A copy of this has been mailed to last known address on 4/7/20 Plaintiff: (414) 447-5130 Franklin Financial Corporation 10101 W GREENFIELD AVE SUITE 200 WEST ALLIS WI 53214 Published: April 16, 2020 WNAXLP NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND JOINT REVIEW BOARD MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF TAX INCREMENTAL DISTRICT NO. 7 IN THE CITY OF STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN Notice is Hereby Given that the City of Stoughton will hold an organizational Joint Review Board meeting on April 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting will not be open to the public in an in-person capacity. For those wishing to view the meeting and/ or ask questions, you may do so via the following options: https://global.gotomeeting.com/ join/487454805 using access code 487454-805 if prompted You may also dial in using your phone by calling +1 (866) 899-4679 using access code 487-454-805 The purpose of this meeting is to organize a Joint Review Board for

*** TOWN OF RUTLAND OFFICIAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR TOWN OF RUTLAND ROADS PULVERIZING AND PAVING Notice is hereby given by the Town of Rutland, Dane County, Wisconsin, that it will receive sealed bids for pulverizing and for asphaltic concrete paving of several Town roads. A portion of the projects below is part of the LRIP program. Bids should be submitted to Town Clerk Dawn George at 4177 Old Stage Rd., Brooklyn, WI 53521 by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. Clerks email clerk@town. rutland.wi.us for questions. Bids will be publicly opened on May 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Town Hall located at 785 Center Rd. It is anticipated that the Bids will not be awarded until the Board meeting on May 5, 2020. Bids on the projects may be awarded individually or in combination. Bids are being requested as described below. To provide pulverizing and asphaltic paving for the following roads: Old Stone Road (Lake Kegonsa Rd. to the bridge — 4000 x 22 Lake Kegonsa Rd. (Old Stage Rd. to County Road A. 12480 x 22 Paving shall consist of a base course of 2 inches and a surface course of 1 ½ inches. The paving width is 22 feet. After the existing pavement is pulverized, the Town of Rutland will complete all of the preparatory work on the base necessary for the contractor to do the paving. Bids should include the cost of butt joints. Use the specifications below for all bids. If you have questions, please contact lead patrolman Nels Wethal at 608577-5691. Asphalt Specifications: The hot mix asphalt base coat layer (2) shall be 3LT 58-28S. The hot mix asphalt surface coat layer (1½) shall be 5LT 58-28S. Quotes for the pulverizing shall include the estimated square yardage and the cost per square yard. Quotes shall specify the number of tons of bituminous pavement to be used, and the per ton cost of the bituminous pavement material. TERMS AND CONDITIONS The successful bidder will provide the Town of Rutland an umbrella certificate of insurance in the minimum amount of one million dollars before beginning work.

The Town of Rutland reserves the right to reject any or all bids. SPECIFICATIONS: All work and materials supplied under this proposal shall conform to the current Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and any special provision s of the Wisconsin Division of Highways, Department of Transportation. CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES The work schedule will be one mutually agreed to by the Town and the successful bidder. All work shall be completed no later than August 1st of this year. The contractor will be responsible for all traffic control in accordance with current Wisconsin Division of Highways, Department of Transportation Standards. The Town reserves the right to have material samples tested to ensure compliance with standards. Contractor shall guarantee the paving for a period of not less than one year from the date of the paving. Any defects as determined by the Town within this period shall be corrected by the successful bidder at their expense. PAYMENT The contractor shall provide the Town tickets showing the ticket number, date and time, the type of material and the net weight. Tickets must be from a certified scale. Published: April 16 and 23, 2020 WNAXLP


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SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID 2020 STREET PULVERIZATION CONTRACT 3 2020 CITY OF STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN Sealed Bids for the construction of the 2020 Street Pulverization project will be received by the City of Stoughton at Stoughton City Hall, 207 South Forrest Street, Stoughton, WI 53589, until 1 P.M., local time, April 28, 2020, at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes construction of the following approximate quantities: 650 linear feet of storm sewer; 16,000 square feet of concrete sidewalk and driveway apron; 1,600 linear feet of concrete curb and gutter; 11,000 square yards of asphalt pavement pulverization; 2,700 tons of asphalt pavement; and related miscellaneous work. Complete digital Project Bidding Documents are available at www.strand. com or at www.questcdn.com. Download the digital Bidding Documents for $30 by inputting Quest project number 6977204 on the websites Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at (952) 233 1632 or info@questcdn.com 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. A nonrefundable fee of $100 will be required (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 QuestCDN.com 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 Bidders 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 4:30 P.M., local time, on April 23, 2020. 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, WI Rodney Scheel, Director of Planning and Development Dated at City of Stoughton, Wisconsin Published: April 9 and 16, 2020 WNAXLP

purposes of considering the proposed amendment of the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District No. 7 (the District). Notice is Hereby Given that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of providing the community a reasonable opportunity to comment upon the proposed project plan amendment for the District. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting will not be open to the public in an in-person capacity. For those wishing to attend remotely, you may do so via the following options: On your computer, tablet or smartphone via https://global.gotomeeting. com/join/313719325 using access code 313-719-325 if prompted You may also dial in using your phone by calling +1 (571) 317-3117 using access code 313-719-325 If you wish to speak at or have your comments read aloud at the meeting, please register at http://speak.cityofstoughton.com by 5:45 on the day of the meeting. The Clerk will the receive comments and forward them on to the Organizer. The public can click on the link or call in and use the access code. When connected the public will have to identify themselves in order for the Organizer to rename them on the Attendee screen. If you plan to speak, please mute TV or stream volume (if online) and do not use speakerphone, as it creates feedback, there may be a delay. The Public Comment participant will be unmuted by the Organizer when it is their turn and have up to 3 minutes to speak. After speaking, the Organizer will mute the Public Comment participant. The participant can log out or hang up and stream at WSTO, or watch on Channel 981 on Charter/Spectrum. Proposed additional and updated projects costs of approximately $11.6 million may include, but are not limited to: various public improvements and cash grants to owners, lessees or developers of land located within the District (development incentives), and professional and organizational services, administrative costs, and finance costs. Allow for the District to incur project costs outside of, but within ½ mile of, the boundaries of the District as allowed under Wisconsin Statutes Section.66.1105(2)(f)1.n. All interested parties will be given a reasonable opportunity to express their views on the proposed Project Plan Amendment. A copy of the proposed Project Plan Amendment will be available for viewing on the Citys website @ http:// stoughtoncitydocs.com/kettle-park-west Such hearing shall be public and citizens and interested parties shall then be heard. This hearing may be adjourned from time to time. Any person wishing to attend the meeting, whom because of a disability, requires special accommodation, should contact the City Clerks Office at (608) 873-6692 at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time so appropriate arrangements can be made. In addition, any person wishing to speak or have their comments heard but does not have access to the internet should also contact the City Clerks Office at the number above at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made. By Order of the City of Stoughton, Wisconsin Published April 16, 2020 WNAXLP


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Kopke’s Greenhouse is now open for the season, but it is not business as usual. As a locally-owned, agriculture business that grows the majority of our product for direct sale to our customers, we humbly accept our responsibility as an ‘essential business’. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are implementing the following changes for the added safety for our employees and our customers:

Expanded Shopping Hours

o Senior/Age 60+ Only: Mon-Fri 8:00am-9:30am o General Public Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-8:00pm, Sat 8am-7pm, Sun: 8am-6pm

Social Distancing and Safety Measures o o o o

We will limit the number of customers in the store to ensure safe shopping and proper distancing. Shopping carts and checkout devices are sanitized after each use. Conveniently visible distance markings in our checkout area. Limited contact with staff.

Convenient Shopping Alternatives o Email and Phone ordering o Curbside Pickup o Local Delivery for a reasonable fee

For the most up-to-date details, please visit our website at www.kopkesgreehouse.com. Unlike many of our competitors and big-box style stores who buy in, rather than grow, most of what they sell, we are Dane County’s largest greenhouse that sells what we grow, direct to our consumers. We also offer an extensive selection of garden vegetable plants from Arugula to Zucchini, including a wonderful variety of USDA Certified Organic plants (Certified by N.I.C.S., Viroqua, WI) grown by hand, right here at our farm facility.

Here are a few tips you can use to make your shopping experiences a success:

o Please plan ahead to expedite your shopping time as a courtesy to others. o Please respect the space of others while in our store. o When visiting our greenhouse, we ask that you please observe CDC guidelines for social distancing, facecoverings, and gloves. o The best times to avoid crowds are early evenings and rainy days.

Thank you for your patience as we work out the details and improve our processes this season. We appreciate you supporting a small, family-owned and run business. And we count on you for our survival. Things will be a little different this year, but we will do the best we can to make your gardening experience successful!

*Order HOTLINE Phone Number: 608-719-7400 *Order HOTLINE email address: sales@kopkesgreenhouse.com


1828 Sandhill Rd. • Oregon, WI 53575 (Located in the Town of Dunn) Main Phone Number: 608-835-7569

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