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RDA shortlists developers Three WI firms interested in leading development ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

Three Wisconsin development firms have been chosen as potential master developers for Stoughton’s riverfront redevelopment site. T h e c i t y ’s R e d e v e l opment Authority will now attempt to establish

relationships with each and determine their vision for the 11-acre group of former industrial properties between Fourth and Eighth streets. That will start with a proposer’s meeting in late June, and the RDA hopes to choose a master developer this fall. The master developer would be responsible for the whole site and could contract with other developers to focus on specific portions, such as affordable housing

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‘Celebrating ability’ Group promotes inclusivity for people with disabilities AMBER LEVENHAGEN Unified Newspaper Group

A f t e r h e r d a u g h t e r ’s name was left out of the Stoughton High School graduation pamphlet last year, Beth Putney wanted to spark change. Her daughter, Sheridan, was among the group of students with disabilities who were not included in the program. Putney and other parents who experienced the same got together to talk about their concerns and created a group called

Celebrating Ability. “It’s a small group, all with different backgrounds, but the common thread is that we want to help Stoughton learn and understand why our kids are so important,” she wrote in an email to the Hub. “Look at their abilities, not the disabilities.” The group will hold a film screening of “Intelligent Lives” at the Stought o n O p e r a H o u s e n ex t week, as part of its effort to promote and encourage education about people who have disabilities, or what Putney describes as “different abilities.” Intelligent Lives is a

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River Bluff Middle School staff, students and families gathered together three times this year to hold “community nights.”

Grants help make connections Funding program for educators started in 2014 SCOTT DE LARUELLE Unified Newspaper Group

Establishing “community nights” for families to better get to know staff, helping students build resilience and understand the importance of world language, and providing more internet access. This school year, the Stoughton

Area School District’s “Innovation Grants” made an impact in several schools. Now in its fifth year, the Innovation Grants program is continuing to provide district educators paths – and funding – to explore new, creative programming to help students and families.The grants are regularly budgeted from the district’s general fund to provide seed money for an action research study or to develop an innovative idea that aligns to the

On the Web For more information on the Stoughton Area School District, visit district’s strategic plan put together by the community. At River Bluff Middle School, educators organized “community nights” at the school where families got a chance to meet educators, play games and enjoy a free meal. At Sandhill Elementary, staff

provided increased extracurricular opportunities for students. At Stoughton High School, educators brought together community partners and students to help them see world languages being used in daily lives outside of the classroom. And throughout the district this year, students who ride buses to and from school got to use free WiFi to help finish homework.

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‘Filling the space with sound’: Musical duo Fendrick & Peck reflect on Germany tour Unified Newspaper Group

Stoughton native Madeline Fendrick and husband Brian Peck opened their May 10 performance at Oregon’s Firefly Coffeehouse and Artisan Cheese with songs about embracing flaws and the beauty of life’s chaos, songs Fendrick called “healing.” She was on the mandolin and he was strumming his guitar, as they sang “Make Your Way In,” a band original. “Take a step out of your house, which you know so well / Big space

is near your way out and make your way in / Make your way out and make your way in,” Madeline and Brian harmonized into the microphone in front of the dozens in the audience. The couple have been making music together since 2014, and just returned from a month-long tour of Germany. They play all over the country and have recently resettled in the Midwest. According to the Fendrick & Peck website, a performance isn’t complete without a slew of vintage instruments, like a “1920s guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, an older

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fiddle or even a 1972 Telecaster.” Their music combines genres like folk, blues, light rock and bluegrass “with a freshness and originality that centers on exquisite harmony, lyric-writing, groove and heart,” as their website describes it. The band performs covers of works that inspire them or their original songs, they said. Fendrick & Peck has three fulllength albums, including 2018 release “Make Your Way Out/ Make Your Way In” and “The Sandhill Crane” (2016), which

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Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck, Fendrick and Peck, performed at FireTurn to Tour/Page 16 fly Coffeehouse and Artisan Cheese on Friday, May 10.

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The 2019 Stoughton High School Junior Prom Court is, front row from left: Micah Zaemisch, Katie Zacharias, Gabbi Unitan (queen), Myranda Kotlowski, Molly Olstad, Lizzie King and Grace Jenny; back row, from left: Nathan Hutcherson, Owen Chase, Jack Trotter, Sean McGlynn (king), Jack Albert, Gavin Model and Adam Hobson.

A ‘Starry Night’ Stoughton High School held its annual Junior Prom on Saturday, April 27 at the Overture Center in Madison, with a “Starry Night” theme. A post-prom event was held afterwards at the SHS Fieldhouse. The prom court is Micah Zaemisch, Nathan

Hutcherson, Katie Zacharias, Owen Chase, Gabbi Unitan (queen), Jack Trotter, Myranda Kotlowski, Sean McGlynn (king), Molly Olstad, Jack Albert, Lizzie King, Gavin Model, Grace Jenny and Adam Hobson. – Scott De Laruelle

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A man has been charged with a March sexual assault and battery of a Stoughton woman at the home they previously shared. Michael A. Slaughter Jr., 39, of Madison faces three felony charges – substantial battery with intended bodily harm, second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and strangulation and suffocation, Slaughter as well as a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, all with the modifier of domestic abuse. He pleaded not guilty April 25 to the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge and has not yet entered a plea for the other charges, according to online court records. Both were interviewed by the police and their accounts differed as to whether the sexual interaction on March 24 was consensual. Slaughter told police they “made love,” and the woman said she woke up after being strangled until passing out and said she felt like she had

been raped. Police also spoke with the woman’s sister, who said she confronted the defendant the next day. Police were able to view an 18 minute long video of an argument between Slaughter and the woman that she captured that shows evidence contradicting Slaughter’s statement to police, the criminal complaint said. Stoughton police took the report around 1 a.m. March 26, with the woman telling them the two had an argument about their relationship that escalated into physical violence March 24. She reported that Slaughter began striking her and pushed her head against the vehicle after driving back from Madison and began to strangle her, at which point she said she “blacked out.” Police reported finding cracks in the plastic molding of the car with pieces of hair that appeared to be the woman’s, the complaint said. She told police she woke up inside the home and was unsure of how much time had passed, the complaint said. She told police she woke up again at approximately 2 a.m. on March 25, when she was in bed and naked, and reported feeling like she had been

raped. The complaint states that she told police she would not have consented to intercourse. A n ex a m b y a s ex u al assault nurse examiner reported finding defensive wounds, including two chipped teeth, broken finger nails and a ripped off toe nail, physical evidence of strangulation and bruising all over her body. According to the complaint, the woman needed an air cast on her ankle and used crutches to leave the hospital. W h e n o ffi c e r s i n t e rviewed Slaughter, he told police he and the woman had an argument prior to visiting friends in Madison but they had consensual sex before leaving. He told police the woman began to drink heavily and became belligerent on the way home. He told police she was passed out, so he put her to bed and later in the evening she indicated a desire for sexual intercourse and he said no, the complaint said. The woman’s sister told police she had heard the two arguing in the home and that her sister was “obviously drunk.” She told police it sounded like they were being “intimate” and having sex. She told police she argued with the defendant

the next day, yelling that he had raped her sister and that Slaughter replied “we made love.” The sister told police the woman did not want to call the police out of fear of her or her family being hurt. The victim later showed police a video she had recorded during the argument. The criminal complaint describes the video as showing Slaughter being “very upset,” “very loud” and “boisterous,” telling the woman he would not be moving out and repeatedly saying how “sexually frustrated” he is that they are not having sex at all. The complaint noted the video contradicted Slaughter’s statement that the two had consensual sex earlier in the day. Slaughter he appeared in Dane County court Monday, where he explained to commissioner Scott McAnd r ew t h a t h e h a s b e e n unable to obtain an attorney and will return to the court in June for another status conference. A signature bond was set in the amount of $500 per case, which requires the defendant to sign a promise to return to the court for trial. Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber.levenhagen@

RDA: Three firms on short list for riverfront redevelopment Continued from page 1 or historical restoration. The last time the RDA attempted to develop the site, in 2017, only Tanesay Development submitted a proposal to act as a master developer, while two others expressed interest in smaller projects on the site. Tanesay withdrew its bid to develop the site five months after it was chosen, citing discord between the RDA and Common Council. Six firms returned this year’s request for interested developers, which was due April 15, and three said they would be willing to serve as master developers: General Capital and Bear Development, both from the Milwaukee area, and Madison-based Curt Vaughn Brink, LLC. The RDA voted unanimously to make those three firms the shortlist for master developer and inform the other three responding firms they are out of the running. Those other three – Madison-based Horizon Develop Build Manage, Oregon-based Gorman and Company and Rice Lakebased Impact Seven all indicated they would be interested in developing portions of the site. Gorman and Company had also made that proposal in 2017. If the RDA selects a master developer, that firm would decide whether and how to dole out portions of the development. The RDA’s oversight

of that master developer would be established in a development agreement. RDA members were split on how quickly to move forward with the project. Some wanted to ask the firms to start working on a proposal immediately, while others expressed the importance of establishing relationships with the developers to make sure the groups were on the same page so the developers didn’t invest staff time in preparing a design that wouldn’t work for Stoughton. When Tanesay withdrew, it said the RDA had moved forward too quickly in asking for proposals before it was on the same page with the council. RDA member Carl Chenoweth said he wanted to accelerate the timeline and start the firms working on proposals immediately, while member and Ald. Regina Hirsch (Dist. 3) and chair Roger Springman expressed the importance face-to-face meetings with the developers. Springman said the RDA at the time wanted specific proposals too early in the process. “I got there late in the process (with the former master developer), and I could tell right away it wasn’t going to go well,” Springman said. “I don’t want to put us in the same spot for building relationships with these teams early on.” Mayor Tim Swadley said this group has already communicated more with these three firms than

the RDA had with Tanesay in 2017. Springman and RDA consultant Gary Becker have interviewed each of the six firms over the phone to confirm details about their responses. With unanimous consensus that the three firms were the short list to become master developer, Chenoweth said he didn’t want to wait another 60 days to get the ball rolling. “Let them start putting pencil to paper,” he said. “I’m not looking for detailed architectural plans. … I would like to see a vision for the entire site … (and) everything addressed that we had in the RFEI (request for expression of interest).” The RFEI timeline lists May and June as “prospective developer engagement” and Oct. 1 as the date to send out requests for proposals. An RFP requires more of an investment from the respondents in the form of engineering and architectural work. The RDA decided on a compromise, to start establishing relationships with the developers at a proposer’s meeting tentatively scheduled for June 26. The firms would be invited in individually to have a conversation with the RDA about goals for the site and to share their vision for development. Contact Alexander Cramer at​

RDA to purchase liability insurance ALEXANDER CRAMER Unified Newspaper Group

T h e R e d ev e l o p m e n t Authority approved a plan at its May 8 meeting to purchase insurance for nine of the 10 parcels of land it owns. The city has extended its liability insurance to cover the RDA-owned properties as an “additional insured” since late last December, when city risk manager AJ Gillingham discovered the policies the city was paying for were invalid. But that arrangement was a “great risk” for the city, she told the RDA in January, as any claim would affect the city’s rates. The RDA approved a quote of $810 per year from Illinois-based global insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher and Company. This includes the Marathon site at 314 W. Main St. and most of the riverfront redevelopment site, but excludes the


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Syttende Mai’s true origin is worth remembering T his weekend, it is time for all Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans to gather and celebrate Syttende Mai. We will eat krumkake and fried cheese curds, lefse and cream puffs. There will be parades and a craft fair, Norwegian Dancers and musical saws. Most importantly, there will be a 20-mile race. The story you have probably heard about the origin of our local Norwegian heritage festival is that Dirks it celebrates the signing of the Norwegian constitution in 1814. That is true, as far as it goes. But there is a far more significant event we will celebrate the weekend of May 17. “Syttende Mai” is Old Norse for the phrase “sit in the mud.” Why that is cause for celebration is a fascinating story. Long ago, the peace-loving but proud people of the Kingdom of Norway faced a foreign invasion. The Persian king Xerxes had set out to conquer all of the world known to him at the time, sending his enormous and powerful armies in all directions, defeating the Phrygians, the Spartans and the

Egyptians. Eventually, he made his way north, all the way to Scandinavia. As the Persians drew closer to Oslo, then a small city about the size of Stoughton, all the men and many of the women of the town gathered to defend themselves from the Persian horde, leaving behind only the very old and very young. Oslo was essentially defenseless. Armed with a few spears and swords, but mostly farming tools and sharp sticks, the little army set out to meet the invaders. For provisions they had little besides lefse – a sort of tortilla made out of potato – and very weak coffee such as you would have after church. As the Persians marched toward Oslo, the little Norwegian army went out to meet them 20 miles from town on the plain of Notharam. The battle raged all day. Toward the end it began to rain, and it is thought that this rain eventually led to the Norwegians’ miraculous victory. The Persians were clad head to foot in armor made of wicker. As long as the stuff stayed dry, it could repel blows from the Norwegians’ puny weapons. Wet, however, it became pliable and the Norwegian blows began to strike home. The fighting began to slacken and then stopped altogether.

The remaining Persians turned around and began slogging back south toward home. Norway was saved! One of the younger Norwegians, believed to be Phidippides Thorvaldsen, volunteered to hurry ahead to Oslo, so krumkake and church coffee could be prepared for the victorious army’s arrival back home. Phidippides ran the 20 miles to Oslo, through the rain and mud, a remarkable feat considering he had been fighting all day. As he staggered into town, the remaining people of Oslo feared the worst. But Phidippides gasped out, “Uff da! We have won!” And promptly collapsed, butt-first, in the mud. So during our Syttende Mai festival, we will celebrate our Norwegian-ness, with traditional dancing and foods. But some will also re-enact brave Phidippides’ run back to Oslo, racing 20 miles from the Wisconsin State Capitol to the Mandt Park fairgrounds. This weekend, as you watch the runners come in across the finish line, remember Phidippides. And let’s hope it doesn’t rain. Scott Dirks is a Norwegian-American Stoughton resident with a graduate degree in (Chinese) history. He concocted this story, based on classical sources, to tell his kids.

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Che Apalache come to Opera House May 16 Group to bring string music to Stoughton show BILL LIVICK Hub correspondent

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Joe Troop hails from North Carolina, where he was brought up steeped in what he calls “Appalachian string band music,” or bluegrass. While he had a natural affinity for the music, Tr o o p s a i d h e “ n e v e r understood or felt comfortable” with the people he grew up around. “I’m not your typical WASP,” he said in a phone interview from New York City. “I’m a queer from North Carolina. I’m gay, and that really forms your identity a lot as a Southerner. “I identify more as a Latino,” he added. Troop said after living in Spain for a couple of years and having been in and around Argentina “for decades,” he’s more comfortable in his adopted home of Buenos Aires and South America than the American South. That explains why he m ove d t o A rg e n t i n a i n 2 0 1 0 , w h e r e h e b eg a n teaching music for a living. That Troop could play several instruments, knew bluegrass intimately and was fluent in Spanish and English gave him an edge, he said. Before long, Troop was meeting outside of class to pick and sing with some of his best students.

“All three members of my band came through the banjo teaching initially,” he recalled. “They were already musicians, but I don’t think they’d even heard the name ‘bluegrass.’” It wasn’t until five or six years later that he and his compadres got the idea of melding American bluegrass with Latin folk music, which led to the founding of Che Apalache. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Opera House. “ I n 2 0 1 7 , w e fi n a l l y decided to start fusing it with Latin American folk music and this instrumentation,” Troop explained. “And that’s when the magic started happening.” The quartet features Troop on fiddle and lead vo c a l s , Pa u B a r j a u o n banjo, Franco Martino on guitar and Martin Bobrik on mandolin. The group shines with four-part harmonies, stellar instrumentation and highly original material. Troop said there’s nothing obvious about blending the styles of music that Che Apalache performs. “It takes a lot more than just scratching the surface to understand the connections,” he observed. “I think it takes absolute abandonment and just living it, both sides of it, for long periods of time. “There are certain similarities,” Troop added. “Like some Mexican songs are pretty easy for us to whip up, but Argentinian music is not that similar to Appalachian music. That fusion happened very gradually over five or six

years.” T h e b a n d ’s u n o r t h o dox approach to bluegrass and Latin folk has begun attracting fans in both North and South America. Che Apalche recorded its debut CD, “Latingrass,” in 2017. It also did its first performances in the United States that year, a fiveweek tour sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. While on the U.S. tour, Troop heard about a banjo camp in North Carolina being conducted by banjo virtuoso and music producer Bela Fleck. Through naked ambition and determination, Troop managed to get his band a 15-minute “audition” with Fleck, who liked what he’d heard. “We played, and it was pretty much like the rest is history,” Troop said. “He fell in love with the concept. “We are out of left field, totally, and it takes a lot of sacrifice for us to be here in the U.S., so I didn’t want to squander the one opportunity,” he explained. “I felt like we’ve got a group and music to showcase, and so I reached out and now the ball is rolling.” Fleck offered to produce the band’s next album, “Rearrange My Heart,” which it recorded last year. The CD won’t be released until August, Troop said, but the band will perform material from it at the Opera House Thursday. Wi t h s o n g t i t l e s l i ke “The Wall,” “The Dreamer” and “March 24th, Day of Remembrance,” Che

If You Go What: Che Apalache When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 Where: Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. Tickets: $15 Call 877-4400 Apalache’s music is often topical or political. “ T h e r e ’s d e fi n i t e l y a social message in our music,” Troop said. “We’ll be doing like a neo-folk/ bluegrass arrangement of a piece that I wrote called ‘The Dreamer,’ which is letting the story of DACA and undocumented residents of North Carolina be heard. It’s based on the story of a friend of mine, and I used the Anglicized version of his name in the song, Moses.” Likewise, “The Wall” delivers an unmistakable message about the band’s position on immigration. “That’s a song that’s given us a lot of momentum,” Troop said. “I wrote that in the beginning of the Trump regime, but unfortunately

What: Mental Health Discussion When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Where: Stoughton Public Library Info: 873-6281

Stoughton,” Hull said. “This is a group that is very organized and can get a lot done.” Both speakers are from Building Bridges, which is a school-based mental health program that serves students in grades 4K-8 who have mental health needs, as well as their families. Though Building Bridges is for schoolaged children, Hull emphasized that the event is for everyone. “ T h e r e ’s b e g i n n i n g to be more of an understanding about how much childhood trauma can have a long term impact on your mental health,” Hull said. “(The event) is for anybody who has questions about resiliency and trauma, whether it’s their children or themselves.” For more information, call 873-6281. Contact Amber Levenhagen at


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The Latin folk/bluegrass band Che Apalache performs Thursday at the Opera House. Band members are (from left): Martin Bobrik, Joe Troop, Pau Barjau and Franco Martino.

Several Stoughton area organizations will come together to hold a program about mental health. The program will take place at the library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Two speakers, Eve Bertrand and Cathy Moura, will lead the event. The program will cover topics including trauma, stress and adversity, and how those impact the individuals we care about. The program will also share information about what people can do to heal from mental health-related issues and how to be supportive of others’ recovery. T h e ev e n t i s s p o n sored by the Stoughton Area School District, the Stoughton Wellness Coalition, Building Bridges, Stoughton Hospital, Stoughton Area Senior Center and the Stoughton Public Library. Kate Hull, adult services librarian at the Stoughton Public Library, told the Hub the library has another event around mental health in the works for the fall, and that a group of Stoughton organizations wanted to create an event for in the meantime. “The other organizations were enthusiastic about it and wanted to bring more into

“Calling all Veterans & Military Personnel” Veterans from all eras are needed to ride the veteran’s float in the Syttende Mai and Memorial Day parades. Not necessary to have been in a combat zone. Not necessary to be in uniform. These floats are in your honor. Please come and participate. No RSVP necessary.

• Syttende Mai Parade—Sunday, May 19 (Meet at Mandt Park by 1:00 p.m. Veteran’s float parks on South 4th street)

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(Beginning on S. Prairie and West Main St. at 10:00 a.m. Parking at Mandt Center 9:15am, Shuttles to parade line-up for parade participants). Veteran’s float parks on the corner of S. Prairie & W. Main.)

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for teens in grades 6 and up from For information, call 873-6281. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23. The Stoughton Chamber of ComSupplies and snacks will be pro- GERD class merce is seeking volunteers to help vided. Learn about GERD and the use of with the Syttende Mai festival. For information, call 873-6281. GERD medication during a program There are volunteer spots availat Stoughton Hospital, 900 Ridge able both inside and outside, all Cemetery Walk St., at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. involve selling booster buttons. Visit the graves of early immiAntacids and other medications For information, call the chamber grants during a cemetery walk from may reduce GERD symptoms, howat 873-7912. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, ever studies suggest long-term use at West Koshkonong Church, 1911 of GERD medication might be risky. Technology class Koshkonong Road and East KosTo register for the event, visit Learn about secret messages hkonong Church, 454 E. Church and click on during a program at the senior cen- Road. “classes and events.” ter from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Maps will be provided and coffee For information, call Sonja at The program will cover how some and Norwegian treats will be avail- 873-2356. people hide messages that are nearly able. impossible to figure out, even with At 11 a.m., Dana Kelly from the START fundraiser computers. They will also talk about Koshkonong Prairie Historical SociThe Stoughton Area Resource how to make and remember secure ety will show the film “Kaskeland: Team annual fundraiser will be from passwords. Queen of the Norwegian-American 5-9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at The For information, call 873-8585. Settlements- Koshkonong Prairie, Fields Reserve, 2479 Glenn Drive. WI” in the lower East Koshkonong Tickets start at $55 and a dinner is Pie sale Church. provided. There will be live music, The Friends of the Stoughton PubFor information, call 423-3017. dancing, dinner, drinks and auction lic Library will hold a pie sale at the items. It is suggested that attendees Library director library this weekend. dress in formal appearal. The sale will be open from 9 a.m. The keynote speaker is Kay ElmsThere will be an opportunity to to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 meet the new Stoughton Public ley Weeden. p.m. Sunday. Library director during an event START is a nonprofit that helps All proceeds will benefit the at the library from 3:30-5:30 p.m. provide a safety net for individuals Friends group. Tuesday, May 28. in crisis. It links Stoughton residents For information, email Jim Ramsey joined the library last under 55 with community resources, month as the new director. There offers advocacy and provides supwill be a chance to talk to him, enjoy port with housing, utilities, transcookies and lemonade, provided by portation, health and employment. Teen paint party the Friends of the Stoughton Public For information, visit The library will host a paint party Library.

‌Thursday, May 16‌

• 3-4 p.m., Technology class: Secret messages, senior center, 873-8585‌

‌Friday, May 17‌

• 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Syttende Mai 2019, Arts and Entertainment District,‌ • 6-6:30 p.m., Syttende Mai opening ceremony, Festival tent, South Division Street and Main Street,‌ • 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Stoughton Village Players performance (ticketed event), Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E. Main St.,‌

‌Saturday, May 18‌

• 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Syttende Mai 2019, Arts and Entertainment District,‌ • 2 p.m., 3:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Stoughton Norwegian Dancer performances, Arts and Entertainment District,‌ • 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Stoughton Village Players performance (ticketed event), Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E. Main St., stoughtonvillageplayers. org‌

‌Sunday, May 19‌

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Syttende Mai 2019, Arts and Entertainment District,‌ • 1:30 p.m., Norwegian parade, starts at South Monroe and West Main streets‌ • 3:45 p.m., Norwegian Dancer performance, Community Building, 320 North St.‌

‌Tuesday, May 21‌

• 9:30-11 a.m., Spring into Gardening program, library, 873-6281‌ • 6 p.m., Mental health discussion, library, 873-6281‌ • 7 p.m., River Bluff Middle School spring choral concert, SHS auditorium, 600 Lincoln Ave., 877-5600‌

‌Wednesday, May 22‌

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.

LakeView Church

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

Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion

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


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

221 Kings Lynn Rd. Stoughton, WI 53589 (608) 873-8888


‌Thursday, May 23‌

• 3:30-4:30 p.m., Teen paint party (teens in grades 6 and up), library, 873-6281‌

Stoughton Baptist Church

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

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 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

The Less We Have, the More We Can Give “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” – Romans 12:13 NIV


• 1-2 p.m., Page Turners book club, senior center, 8738585‌ • 6:30 p.m., Intelligent Lives film screening, Opera House, 381 E. Main St.,

The freedom that comes from voluntary poverty is related to the fact that having few material possessions allows us to give more of ourselves and to be free of the worries and hassles that come with cars, houses, and other material things that require upkeep. Be happy with what you have and happy with what you don’t have. Mother Teresa exhorted her followers to give until it hurts, to relish their poverty. The Bible has several important messages about poverty. First, it is clear throughout the Bible that someone who exploits the poor is committing a serious sin for which the Lord will exact punishment: “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.” (Proverbs 22:22-23 NIV) Secondly, we are told that our charity and generosity must be done willingly and with an eye to helping our fellow man: “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”(James 2:15-16 NIV) And finally, remember that love is an action, and not simply an emotion. We are commanded to love, and we do this through our everyday actions with the people we meet. –Christopher Simon

‌Friday, May 24‌

• 1 p.m., Classic Movie Friday: “His Girl Friday,” senior center, 873-8585‌

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

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

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

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

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May 16, 2019


Stoughton Courier Hub

Colorful competition SHS students earn top awards at Badger Conference Art Show Stoughton High School art students showed they are among the best in the conference earlier this month during the annual Badger Conference Art Show/Challenge. Kayla Rippe won first place in the water-based painting category for “Sea Turtle,” and Ari Felland earned an Honorable Mention in the same category. Nick Arnett won second place in the 2D Mixed Media category. Also representing Stoughton were Destiny Ballesteros, Caeli Harman, Chloe Silbaugh, Madi Bonebright, Annike Goetz, Shannon Boyd and Braeden Connors. This year’s professionally juried competition was hosted by Oregon High School, with an awards ceremony held May 11 at the school’s Panther Art Gallery. The competition has 12 categories, with artwork judged on originality,

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Ari Felland was an Honorable Menton in this year’s Badger Conference Art Show/ Challenge for the Watercolor painting titled, “Colorado Bloom.”

creativity and technique. Each of the sixteen Badger Conference schools can choose a maximum of 10 pieces to enter. This year, 14 schools participated and more than 130 pieces of art were evaluated and showcased. – Scott De Laruelle

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Carol Erstad and Marilyn Maurer demonstrated how to make heart-shaped waffles and the various toppings that Norwegians use on the waffles at the recent third grade event. There were 18 stations at the event, which was attended by over 200 students from four schools.

Students visit Mandt Lodge The Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge hosted the 12th annual cultural event for third grade students on Tuesday, April 30. Around 220 third grade students and staff visited the lodge, located at 317 S. Page St. Students from Fox Prairie, Yahara and Kegonsa elementary schools participated, as well as students from St. Ann’s Catholic School.

Lodge president Darlene Arneson welcomed the students and the Syttende Mai King and Queen, Jerry and Karen Lapidakis, greeted the morning sessions. Dave Kalland and Nancy Hagen, Stoughton Historical Society members, gave a short presentation on the Stoughton Historical Museum. More than 40 volunteers helped with the event by

offering demonstrations of Adopt a School program. Norwegian heritage, culture To l e a r n m o r e , v i s i t and culinary skills. The event is coordinated through the Sons of Norway – Amber Levenhagen

Kayla Rippe won first place in the Watercolor category for “Sea Turtle.”


Cheryl Schumacher shared various styles of rosemaling at the recent third Grade Cultural Event. Mandt Lodge offers several rosemaling classes each year.

Stoughton’s 2019 Ladies Night Out Thursday, June 27th 5:30—9:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Chorus House, Vik’ing Brew Pub or Nauti Norske Tickets are $25 each Buy your tickets at Mc Glynn’s Pharmacy, Nordic Nook or Christ Lutheran (873-9353) beginning May 20th or at Vik’ing Brew Pub, Nauti Norske or Chorus Public House the day of the event. The first 50 tickets are 2 for the price of 1.

“A Goo ood Time reat ause se”” d Ti me for a Gre at Cau se Nick Arnett won second place for his 2D Mixed Media piece titled, “The Collective.”

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May 16, 2019

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Grants: Stoughton High School students experience culture with ‘Go Global’ conference Continued from page 1

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From left, former SASD student Marshaun Jones, River Bluff student Shaw Jackson and seventh-grade teacher Jen Cox play games at a “Community Night” earlier this year.

‘Resiliency’ grant Sandhill Elementary School educators divided their $8,000 grant to help into two main focuses – providing access to extracurricular activities in the community and developing a “Karate and Character” program, said Sandhill teacher Diane Pinnow. Both were designed to help students build resilience, she said. In the first program, more than 30 K-5 students participated in a variety of activities in and outside of school, including gymnastics, tumbling, pottery, karate, basketball, soccer, swimming, Girls on the Run, bowling and painting. Staff focused on ways to reduce barriers so that as many students as possible could participate in an extra-curricular activity, she said. “This provided students and their families opportunities to make connections in the community and get involved in areas of their interest,” Pinnow wrote the Hub. “Research shows that resilience can be built by forming caring relationships, making connections within the community, mastering skills, and having the opportunity to express oneself creatively.”

The “Karate and Character” program is in conjunction with Kicks Unlimited’s Matt Griey. Its mission is to help kids build self-efficacy, Pinnow said, with emphasis placed on the “discipline of the mind and body through positive relationship building, goal setting, and self-reflection.” For eight weeks, a group of students learned karate, and also got to be role models to younger students by exhibiting positive character traits, she said, noting that one student who participated in the fall session went on to become a mentor. “In this role, he goes to the first-grade classrooms twice a week and reads a picture book emphasizing one of the character traits,” Pinnow said. “He then leads a discussion guiding the kids to share the author’s message regarding perseverance and friendship qualities.”

Going ‘Global’ at SHS Stoughton High School educators used their grant to support a local “Go Global” conference to bring together community partners and students to help them see world languages being used in daily lives outside of the classroom. The school held

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River Bluff Middle School staff, students and families gathered together three times this year to hold “community nights.” its first “Go Global” conference on Tuesday, Feb. 26, with more than 80 high school students participating. Sessions included 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. T h e S H S N o r w eg i a n Dancers also were on hand to teach some “mini-sessions” for their classmates on some of their dances.

Organizer Stephanie Krentz, who taught German at SHS for six years before moving to a district mentoring role this year, said she was thinking of a way to bring in people from the community to help students “see world languages being used in daily lives outside of the classroom,” when she heard the goal of the latest round of the district’s “innovation grants” for faculty ideas. “(It was) improving student achievement, engaging students in their own learning and specifically fostering a culture of collaboration between our school and community,” she said. “When I heard that I was like, ‘Check, check, check,’” she said.

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School educators Laura Borsecnik, Jessica Fetting and Sarah Miller used their grant to organize and host three “community nights” at the school, including a free meal, games and activities related to team building, math, and literacy, and books for kids to take home. Borsecnik said the literacy activities included a read-aloud activity, creating a cultural literacy quilt and creating blackout poetry. The math room included games such as Yahtzee, Farkle, SET, Knock-Out and Muggins, while families played corn hole, badminton, disc golf and ultimate Frisbee. Each night had a special theme, she said, with a meal connected to that theme, complete with dimmed lighting, table decorations and music. Conversation starters were at each table to get people talking and mingling, and families were sent home with a gift bag, including a framed picture of their family and other goodies donated by community sponsors. Borsecnik said the idea behind the grant was to make all families feel welcome at the school, and to know they’re an “integral part of our school culture.” “We firmly believe that students will be more engaged in school work and are more likely to be successful when families are comfortable in our building and with our staff and believe they are valued,” she wrote in an email to the Hub. “We wanted families to get to know staff in a non-academic, casual setting. Most importantly, we believe that we are truly one big family, so we wanted to spend time doing the things families do – sharing a meal, laughing and playing games.” Borsecnik said the response was “overwhelmingly positive,” and the events are something school officials “definitely want to continue in some form.” “Families loved being able to talk with staff outside of conferences or our school open house, in a relaxed setting,” she said. “Most importantly, we were able to forge closer relationships with students and families.”

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Girls track and field



Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Bruised but undeterred


Groleau anchors 4x100 to victory JEREMY JONES Sports editor

The Stoughton girls track and field team won three Badger South Conference titles Tuesday, May 14, in Oregon and finished fifth overall. Earlier in the week, the Vikings took third on Friday, May 10, in the Tom Mueller Invitational in Oregon.

Name: Abigail Groleau Grade: Freshman Sport: Girls track and field

Conference Freshman Abigail Groleau was part of a first, second and third-place finish Tuesday, May 14, at the Badger South Conference meet in Oregon. Groleau finished runner-up in the 100- and third in the 200-meter dash but the freshman saved her best for last, helping the Vikings win the 4x100 relay. It was one of three conference titles for Stoughton, which finished fifth with 88.5 points. Watertown won the conference with 120 and Monroe finished third with 117.5. The defending conference champion, Oregon, took third with 116. Groleau posted a time of 12.84 in the 100 and a 27.69 in the 200 but it was her anchor leg of the 4x100 relay that turned heads. Around third or fourth place heading into the final handoff, she got the baton probably 10 meters behind and overtook Oregon’s Olivia Marsden, Jenna Sharkus, Aiyona Calvin and KT

Position: Sprints Highlight: Groleau finished second in the 100-meter dash and third in the 200. She helped the Vikings’ 4x100 relay also take first.

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Freshman Abigail Groleau finished second in the 100-meter dash Tuesday, May 14, at the Badger South Conference meet in Oregon. Groleau posted a time of 12.84 seconds in the 100. Schwass thanks to a superhero-like finish. “My team had worked really hard to keep passing people,” she said. “When I got the baton I didn’t want to disappoint them, so I ran as hard as I could. I leaned at the end and fell a bit.” A dive or a trip, either way the effort left Groleau with a pretty nasty scrape on her left shoulder and led to a visit to the trainer to be cleaned. Everyone could laugh about it afterward, though. “The 100 finals earlier came down to a lean, which we haven’t really gone over

What’s next Stoughton travels to Sun Prairie at 4 p.m. Monday, May 20 for the WIAA regional meet.

that much in practice,” coach Deanna Arnold said. “We worked on how to do it right before the 4x100 just in case it came down to it and see committed.”

Girls soccer

being injured like that to being at your best,” Arnold said. “For her to get third and score points for the team really speaks to her character.” Sophomore Ellie Trieloff won the 400 in a personal-best 1:00.37. She was seeded second in the 800 but got hurt on the second lap and finished the race ninth overall in tears. Junior Micah Zaemisch won the pole vault in one of the most bizarre fashions possible. Fort Atkinson didn’t have an updated

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Boys track and field

Stoughton shuts down Monroe MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

Th e S t o u g h t o n g i r l s soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Friday, May 10. Coach Chelsea Kittleson said the 2-0 victory over Monroe at Collins Field after a difficult start to the season was a result of establishing good ball movement. “We’ve been working on moving and creating space in practices, and it seems like it’s showing in games,” she said. “We still have a lot of growth going into the last conference game and two nonconference games.” One sign of that growth has been the play of sophomore midfielder Karmen Smyth, who has scored five goals in the past three games. “Karmen Smyth has such a finesse with the ball,” Kittleson said. “She creates options moving in and out of space. Her

“I won’t be wearing tank tops for awhile,” Groleau joked. Peighton Trieloff, who gave up soccer to join the track team as a senior this season, joined Matayla DeBruin and Annie Tangeman to win the 4x100 relay in 51.35. Oregon finished second in 51.44. Groleau came back from the injury to finish third in the 200. “She was hurting quite a bit from the fall and had to get cleaned up by the trainer for probably 10 minutes and it’s hard to come back from

Honorable mentions: Ryan Ellingson (baseball) hit a threerun home run in the third inning in a 9-5 loss to Oregon on Tuesday. Tessa Pickett (softball) had the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift the Vikings to a 5-3 win over Fort Atkinson on Saturday. Alexander Wicks (boys track) cleared 11-feet to take second in the pole vault in the Badger South Conference meet on Tuesday. Karmen Smyth (girls soccer) scored two goals in a 2-0 win over Monroe and one goal in a 2-2 tie against Platteville on Saturday. Eagan Olson (boys golf) shot a 93 at the Badger Conference Tournament on Tuesday. Nolan Meyer (boys tennis) went 3-0 at the Hartford Invitational on Saturday. He also won two matches in the Janesville Parker quad on Friday.

Wicks leads young team in Badger South Conference meet JEREMY JONES Sports editor

Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Stoughton sophomore Karmen Smyth scores the first goal against Monroe during the Vikings’ 2-0 win over the Cheesemakers on Friday at Collins Field. confidence and leadership brings positive energy to the field of play.” T h e n e x t d a y, t h e Vikings rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Platteville 2-2 on the road. O n Tu e s d a y, M a y 1 4 , Stoughton lost or defeated

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

A young Stoughton boys track and field team finished last Tuesday, May 14, at the Badger South Conference meet in Oregon. Earlier in the week, the Vikings had four top-three finishes and took sixth at the Tom Mueller Invitational on Friday in Oregon.

Conference Sophomore Alexander Wicks always thought the pole vault looked cool and the fact that so many people are afraid to even try it only appealed to him all the more. “I remember planting the pole between the ground and the wall the first week or two of practice as a freshman and falling flat on my back,” he said. “I thought it

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Sophomore Alexander Wicks cleared 11 feet and tied for second place at the Badger South Conference meet Tuesday, May 14, in Oregon.

actually felt pretty cool and into a pit instead of on the I didn’t get hurt, so I was floor.” like, this might be cool if I Wi c k s h a d a B a d g e r actually did it a little higher Turn to Boys/Page 10


May 16, 2019

Stoughton Courier Hub

Soccer: Stoughton ties Platteville Continued from page 9 Sauk Prairie in Prairie du Sac.

Stoughton 2, Platteville 2

Photo by Eddie Brognano

Stoughton senior Emma Kissling looks to clear 4 feet, 8 inches at the 50th annual Tom Mueller Invitational on Friday.

Girls: Zaemisch wins pole vault title Continued from page 9

Photo by Kimberly Wethal

Stoughton sophomore Sydney Schipper looks to attack the net during a game against Monroe on Friday.

Stoughton 2, Monroe 0 Smyth scored two goals on Friday to lead the Vikings to a 2-0 win over the Cheesemakers at Collins Field. Smyth had her first goal at 22:41. Less than five minutes later, she scored

on a penalty kick at 27:27 after a Monroe foul. Monroe outshot Stoughton 13-7. Stoughton goalkeeper Anna Selacek had 13 saves. Stoughton will play its next Badger South Conference game at Watertown on Thursday.

Boys: Hutcherson hits PR in triple jump

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Sophomore Ellie Trieloff won the 400-meter dash Tuesday, May 14, at the Badger South Conference meet in Oregon with a time of 1:00.37. Senior Abby Kittleson finished seventh in the 1,600 (5:48.93). Junior Paige Schuttemeier was eighth in the 100 hurdles (20.24). Stoughton’s 4x400 relay of Alex Ashworth, Victoria Ashworth, Ellie Trieloff and Kittleson closed the meet, taking fourth in 4:19.94. The Vikings travel to Sun Prairie for the WIAA Division 1 regional meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. “We’re going to have to be strategic where we p l a c e p e o p l e ,” A r n o l d said. “It’s always good to see more competition and push the girls but it’s a new dynamic with Sun Prairie being in the regional this year.”

Tom Mueller invite Stoughton won three events to finish third in the Tom Mueller Invitational on Friday. Trieloff won the 400 (1:00.91), and sophomore Gina Owen finished first in the 800 (2:27.88). The Vikings’ 400 relay team of Peighton Trieloff, DeBruin, Tangeman, and Groleau won with a time of 51.90. Baraboo captured the team title over Oregon 134-102. Victoria Ashworth took second in the 300 hurdles (50.58) and Zaemisch finished second in the pole vault 10-0). Sophomore Rose Ann Marshall tied for third in the pole vault (8-0) and Wozniak took third in the 800 (2:29.04). The Vikings’ 3,200 relay team of Alex Ashworth, Ellie Trieloff, Ross and Kittleson finished second (10:14.90).

South Conference title within reach Tuesday, May 14, but settled for second. Wicks could have won his first conference title by matching his season-best best vault of 11 feet, 6 inches but instead finished in a two-way tie for second with a clearance of 11-0. “I think Alex was frustrated knowing 11-6 won it and that it was obtainable,” coach Trevor Kramolis said. “I think that kind of summed things up for the team today. “It was just an off-day.” Stoughton finished last out of eight teams with 53 points – four behind Watertown. Monroe won the conference title with 133 points. Monona Grove (121) and Oregon (112) rounded out the top three. “We have a younger team this year, so obviously you do what you can and just build on it,” Kramolis said. “Today was nowhere near what we expected but you have to give the kids credit for giving it everything they had. Now we’re hoping to have everything go our way at regionals.” Wi c k s f o u n d o u t h i s father had also been a high school vaulter after joining the Stoughton track and field team. “He got either 12 feet or 12-6 and I may be going up to a 13 ½-foot pole at

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really well,” Kramolis said. “It and the 4x8 were both a young group.” Sheehy finished seventh in the high jump with a clearance of 5-10. Freshman Gabe Rousseau scored a point with his eighthplace finish in the shot put with a toss of 39-4. Stoughton travels to Sun Prairie for the WIAA Division 1 regional meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 20. The meet features Madison La Follette, Oregon, Monona Grove, Janesville Craig and Janesville Parker and the host Cardinals. “It will definitely be one of the tougher regionals in the state,” Kramolis said. “I think we are the smallest school in the regional and the sectional won’t be any easier in Lake Geneva.”

Tom Mueller invite Junior Gavin Model won the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:52.79. Stoughton took sixth with 68.5 points in the nine-team invitational. Platteville racked up 152 points to win the team title ahead of runner-up Baraboo (101.5). The Vikings’ 1,600 relay team of Hutcherson, sophomore Brooks Empey, junior Jack Albert, Herbst and Hutcherson finished second (3:34.82). In the 3,200 relay, Flint, Zywicki, Albert and Herbst finished second (8:27.88). Arnott took third in the long jump (19-7). Sanford placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (42.89) and Wicks placed fourth in the pole vault (10-6).

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regionals or sectionals in order to chase that goal,” Wicks said. “Overall, I’m kind of hoping to get to sectionals. I’m not thinking about state but if I could get there, that would obviously be nice.” To p - s e e d e d M o n o n a Grove senior Leo Curatola, who had cleared 12-9 this season, needed only to make 11-6 for victory. Junior Nathan Hutcherson finished third in the triple jump with a personal-best 40-8 1/2, fifth in the 400 (52.61) and earned a point, finishing eighth in the 100 dash (12.14). Junior Jack Sanford added a fourth-place finish in the 300 hurdles in 42.86. Junior Quinn Arnott took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 19-9. Fellow junior Adam Hobson leapt a personal-best 39-8 1/2 for sixth place in the triple jump. Junior Evan Herbst placed seventh in the 800 with a time of 2:05.74 and freshman Jayden Zywicki added a point, taking eighth in a season-best 2:06.45. Senior Parker Flint also had a seventh-place finish, posting a season-best 4:44.77 in the 1,600. The Vikings’ top relay finish came from the quartet of Blake Sieling, Christian Smith, Kai Sorensen and Zywicki, who finished third in the 4x800 with a time of 8:38.1. Monona Grove won the race in 8:32.14. Stoughton’s 4x100 relay of Jonah O’Connor, Carter Keo and Tom Sheehy and Arnott finished fourth in 45.84 “The handoffs went

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weight form turned in prior to the meet and was unable to compete. The Blackhawks had the top-seeded vaulter Lauren Bilau who was seed more than a foot-and-a-half ahead of the next vaulter. As a result, Zaemisch cleared 9 feet, 6 inches and won the conference title. “I’m happy that Micah won, she’s been working hard all season, but I’m sure she probably would have wanted to win it another way,” Arnold said. Freshman Victoria Ashworth was perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, posting a personal-best 49.57 for second in the 300 hurdles. Only Monroe junior Cassi Gersbach (48.33) was faster. Stoughton’s Margaret Ross, Hannah Lawrence, Anna Wozniak and Alex Ashworth finished second to Monona Grove in the 4x800 relay. The Vikings posted a time of 10:11.54. The Silver Eagles crossed the finish first in 9:52.52. Sophomore Gina Owen placed fourth in the 1,600 with a personal-best 5:32.59. Ross added a fourth-place finish in the 3,200 (11:51.75). Junior Amber Hodkiewicz cleared a sea son-best 4-10 to tie for fifth in the high jump.

After trailing by two goals to Platteville on Saturday, Stoughton mounted a comeback to earn a tie. Freshman forward Hannah Thompson scored at 35:38 to cut the Hillmen’s lead to 2-1 at the half. Smyth had the game-tying goal at 83:54 to make it 2-2. Stoughton goalkeeper Anna Selacek had seven saves. Kittleson said the game was exciting. “Playing Monroe the n i g h t b e f o r e w a s ve r y physical and it prepared us to hold our own,” she said. “We were a little banged up but to play a hard 90 minutes of soccer, I was impressed to see them keep their heads up.”

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Boys tennis

Vikings take sixth at conference Stoughton beats MARK NESBITT

Parker, Craig at quad

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It was a rough round for the Stoughton boys golf team Tuesday, May 14, in the Badger South Conference Tournament. Three of the Vikings’ top four golfers shot more than 100 at the House on the Rock Golf Course in Spring Green, and Stoughton finished sixth after shooting a 401. “I was not surprised by the high scores,” coach Stephen Stokes said. “It is a very challenging course, and only Jake (Livingston) has played it before. It was the first time for everyone else.” Sophomore Eagan Olson shot a team-best 22-overpar 93. “He has been working very hard and improving each week,” Stokes said. “It did not surprise me at all that he led us. He is just figuring out competitive golf. He has the ability to be really good if he keeps working at it.” Livinsgton, a junior who is the Vikings’ No. 1 golfer, shot a 101. Sophomore Patrick Wozniak carded a 103, and senior Thomas Apel finished with a 104. M a d i s o n E d g ew o o d , ranked No. 1 in the Division 2 Wisconsin Golf Coaches Association and the two-time defending


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The Stoughton boys tennis team defeated Janesville Parker and Janesville Craig in a quad on Friday, May 10. Senior Nolan Meyer went 3-0 to pace the Vikings at the Hartford Invitational on Saturday, May 11. The Vikings closed out the regular season with Badger South dual losses against Monona Grove and Madison Edgewood on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14.

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Grove at Ahuska Park in Monona. Senior Nolan Meyer had the closest match of the day, taking Chase Lindwall to three sets at No. 2 singles. Meyer ultimately fell short, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Monona Grove 7, Steven Benoy lost 6-3, Stoughton 0 6-1 atop the singles lineup Stoughton was shut out and Zerek Zeichert fell 6-4, 7-0 Monday by Monona 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

Edgewood 7, Stoughton 0 Edgewood, ranked sixth in the Division 2 state coaches poll, showed just how strong they are Tuesday in a 7-0 blanking of Stoughton. B e n o y, M e y e r a n d Zeichert fell top state qualifiers Alex Sviatoslavsky, Christopher Boll and Donovan Pfaff atop the singles lineup. Schreier had the closest match nearly taking the first set in a 7-6 (9), 6-3 loss to Martius Bautista at No. 4 singles. Stoughton won a combined three games in three doubles flights against the Crusaders.

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Stoughton sophomore Eagan Olson tees off on the 184yard No. 17 in the Badger South Conference Tournament at the House on the Rock Golf Course. Olson shot a 93 to lead the Vikings in Spring Green. state champion, shot a 318 to win the conference title by nine strokes over Oregon. Oregon senior John Klus shot a 5-over-par 76 to tie Madison Edgewood senior

James Gilmore for Badger South champion. Klus was named individual champion after a scorecard tiebreaker with a 37 on the back-nine compared to 38 for Gilmore.


Vikings earn first conference win against Fort JEREMY JONES Sports editor

Stoughton softball won its first Badger South Conference game of the season last week, defeating Fort Atkinson 5-3 on Saturday, May 11. “We have had so many close games this season that it was time to keep it together and get a win, and that’s what the team did,” coach Toni Fischer said. “We jumped out ahead and even when Fort tied it up on a couple of errors, we never gave up. The girls stayed positive and that made all the difference.” The Vikings (2-14 overall, 1-12 conference) dropped two more close conference game Friday, May 10 against Madison Edgewood and Monday, May 13 against Milton. Stoughton then struggled in a loss at Oregon on Tuesday, May 14. The Vikings travel to Beloit Memorial at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 for the WIAA regional semifinal game at the Beloit YMCA Sports Complex.

Oregon 9, Stoughton 1 Stoughton had three base hits and committed seven errors in a 9-1 loss at Oregon. Naomi Friedlander led off the seventh being hit by a pitch. She advanced to second on passed ball and scored the Vikings only run a ground out by Kailey Hammersly. It was too little, too late,

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with a single and then stole second and third base. Pickett scored an insurance run on an error. “The team was excited and motivated to get to Monday’s game against Milton,” Fischer said. “We know there is still work to be done, but we enjoyed the win.” Stoughton took a 3-0 lead, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Grace Ott doubled home a run. Fort Atkinson tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth. Alexis Jacobson and Brynn Torrenga each drove in a run in the inning. Hammersly lasted seven innings, allowing three runs on nine hits. Fort Atkinson’s Brynn Torrenga surrendered five runs on eight hits over four innings. Jacobson threw two innings of relief.

though. The Panthers built a 9-0 lead before the Vikings got on the board, scoring two in the first and fourth inning, fourth in the third and one in the fifth. Makayla Ramberg, Katie Zacharias and Maddy Brickson singled and were the only baserunners for Stoughton. Kailey Hammersly tossed six innings, giving up nine runs on seven hits and three walks. She struck out three. Kenadee Nelson went the Milton 10, Stoughton 6 distance in the circle for OreStoughton scored twice gon, striking out 10 over sev- in the first, third and fifth en innings. She allowed one innings on Monday, but were run on three hits. unable to overtake Milton in a 10-6 loss. Stoughton 5, Tied 6-6, entering the Fort Atkinson 3 home half of the fifth inning, Tessa Pickett knocked in Grace Schnell hit a first-pitch the game-winning run Sat- double to plate the go-ahead. Stoughton had four of the urday to propel Stoughton to game’s 14 hits, led by Grace its first conference win of the season 5-3 over Fort Atkin- Ott (2-for-3). Ott singled home two runs in the first son. Pickett singled on a 1-1 inning. She added another count in the bottom of the RBI in the third inning as did fifth inning to score Lela Makayla Ramberg. Errors led Brashi, who led things off Turn to Softball/Page 12

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Marred in a six-game losing streak, the Stoughton baseball team is looking to improve on its hitting approach at the plate. Entering its conference showdown Tuesday, May 14, against Oregon, the Vikings had struck out 10 times or more in two of the past three games. Stoughton lost to the Panthers to drop to 4-16 overall, 2-11 Badger South. “The biggest thing is we need to have a better approach,” coach Jeremy Dunnihoo said after the previous game, a blowout loss at Madison La Follette. “We are chasing bad pitches. We are not hitting our pitch. We are letting too many hitters’ pitches go.” The Vikings also lost to Reedsburg on Saturday and dropped a nonconference game against Watertown on Friday.

Oregon 9, Stoughton 5 Stoughton trailed by three runs after two innings, but the Vikings rallied to tie the game before the comeback came short in a 9-5 loss to the Panthers on Tuesday. Junior Ryan Ellingson crushed a three-run game-tying home run in the

Stoughton travels to Oregon at 5 p.m. on Thursday. bottom of the third inning to tie the game 3-3. The Panthers answered with a four-run fourth to take a 7-3 lead. Senior Connor Kalinowski pitched five innings and gave up seven runs and struck out three.

La Follette 15, Stoughton 3 (5 inn.) Kalinoiwski went 2-for3 with an RBI, but the Vikings couldn’t hang on to a first-inning lead and lost to La Follette 15-3 in five innings on Monday in Madison. Senior Kadin Milbauer led off with a single in the first. Owen Chase then moved him into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Kalinowski delivered an RBI single to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead. The Vikings used three pitchers, and La Follette jumped on them right away. The Lancers answered with eight runs in the bottom of the first and three in the second to take a

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seventh that scored two,” Dunnihoo said. “Unfortunately for us, it was too little too late.” The Beavers had a threeTeam Wins Losses run third inning to take a Edgewood 8 2 4-1 lead. Stoughton had five hits. Milton 8 3 Kalinowski also drove in a Monona Grove 7 4 run for the Vikings. Watertown 7 5 Junior Ryan Curry pitched four innings, gave Fort Atkinson 6 6 up four runs and struck out Oregon 4 6 two. Ellinsgon tossed two innings in relief and surrenMonroe 2 8 dered two runs. Stoughton 2 10 “Curry has been solid for us all year,” Dunnihoo said. “He was a little upset commanding 11-1 lead. he only went four innings. Stoughton’s Ethan Yahn They were starting to barrel started and lasted 1/3 of him up.” an inning and gave up five earned runs on three hits Watertown 4, and walked two. Rowan Stoughton 1 Shore pitched 3 1/3 innings Watertown’s Jacob Fischin relief and gave up 10 er limited Stoughton to one runs, but only four earned on eight hits. He struck out hit Friday, and the Vikings dropped a Badger South two and walked two. Brady Estervig had an Conference road game to RBI single in the fourth for the Goslings 4-1. Kalinowski pitched five Stoughton, and Milbauer scored on an error on the innings and gave up three Lancers’ third baseman in earned runs on 10 hits. The Vikings had two errors. the fifth. Kalinowski struck out three Reedsburg 6, and didn’t issue a walk. Milbauer drove in the Stoughton 3 lone run for the Vikings in Chase drove in two runs the sixth. on Saturday, but Stoughton Yahn tossed one shutout lost a nonconference road inning in relief. game to Reedsburg 6-3. Watertown’s Nick Logan “Owen had a big hit in the went 3-for-3.

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Hartford Invitational M e y e r b e a t S l i n g e r, Hartford and Appleton North on Saturday at the Hartford Invitational. He cruised 6-0, 6-3 over Jamie Melius of Slinger. His other two wins came a little harder, defeating Gabe Hoffman of Hartford 7-5, 6-1 and Alex Gowing of Appleton North 6-3, 7-6 (6). Benoy defeated Beaver Dam’s Teddy Vessey 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, but fell 6-2, 6-2 to Madison La Follette’s Tyger Yang and 6-3, 7-5 to Appleton North’s Mihir Uberoi. Zeichert had a 6-2, 6-2 win over Seth Morse of Howards Grove at No. 3 singles. Hayden Schreier added a 6-0, 6-2 win over Howards Grove and a 6-4, 6-3 decision against New Berlin Eisenhower at No. 4 singles. Henry Schaffer and Agron Useini and Evan Jensen and Brody Jerrick supplied the only wins on the doubles side for the Vikings. Schaffer and Useini beat Aric Jump and Carson Moore of Howards Grove at No. 2 doubles. Jensen and Jerrick added a 6-3, 6-3 win against Howards Grove’s Jacob Wunsch at No. 3 doubles.

Parker Quad The Vikings clinched a pair of 4-3 wins Friday at the Janesville Parker quad with wins over Janesville Craig and Parker. Stoughton swept all four singles flights to beat Parker. Benoy rolled 6-0, 6-0. Meyer and Zeichert were also off the court quickly, winning 6-1, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1 at Nos. 2 and 3 singles. Scheier capped the sweep with a 6-4, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. Benoy, Meyer and Schreier won their singles matches and Jensen and Jerrick were awarded a fourth victory up 6-3, 4-4 when Craig’s No. 3 doubles team retired. B e n oy h a d t h e h a r d est-fought win of the match, beating Joao Ferreira 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-7 at No. 1 singles. Meyer added a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and Schreier cruised 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 singles. Zeichert nearly helped Stoughton pull off the singles sweep but fell 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 to Rodrigo Villanueva at No. 3 singles. The Vikings will play in the Badger Conference Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the University of Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Stadium. Play starts at 9 a.m. both days.

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to both runs by the Vikings in the fifth inning. Stoughton had four hits. Each team committed four errors. Milton scored four runs in the first inning. Stoughton scored twice in the bottom of the inning and twice again in the third to tie the game. Hammersly gave up 10 runs on 10 hits over seven innings and struck out five.

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Stoughton jumped out to a A tie game entering the top 6-0 lead early but was unable of the seventh, Edgewood’s to retain the advantage Friday Michelle Schmidt homered at home in an 11-8 loss to on a 1-1 count to plate three Madison Edgewood.

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Ability: ‘Intelligent Lives’ movie screening promotes representation for people with disabilities Continued from page 1 movie that follows three young adults after high school: One enters a career path, one goes into college and the other immediately enters the work force. A grant from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities is financially supporting the screening, which is free for audience members to attend, and online ticket reservations show more than 100 tickets have been claimed so far, Putney said. “This film is currently being shown nationwide to promote how those with developmental disabilities and intellectual developmental disabilities can lead fulfilling lives,” Putney said. She said that it’s primarily being shown on the east and west coasts. After the movie screening, there will be a panel discussion at the Opera House and then a reception at Viking Brew Pub. On the panel are two Stoughton business owners, Debi Georgeson and Vik Malling, and two people

If You Go What: “Intelligent Lives” movie screening Where: Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, with reception to follow at Viking Brew Pub Info: Search for the “Celebrating Ability” group on Facebook who have disabilities, Josh Greteback, who works at Skaalen, and Aidan Baldukas, who works at Pick ‘n Save. Charlotte Deleste, an anchor with News 3 Now, will also be on the panel and will introduce the movie. Deleste’s son Gio has special needs and opened a respite care center in Middleton in 2012. “The film shows the history of what it was like to have a disability way back and it covers how things have changed over the years,” Putney said. “It’s really eye opening and gets people to ask the tough questions about where they

really stand on this.” Putney said that Celebrating Ability is not dwelling on the incident but taking the opportunity to ensure the Stoughton community can be as inclusive as possible for people with disabilities. “We’ve moved on from the mistake, but it’s important to learn and grow from it,” she said. She has been working with the school district to try to offer the film screening to students and staff at the high school, but scheduling has been difficult because of the snow days and added academic time. Instead, the high school showed mini movies weekly throughout April that covered the same topic. “These young adults have so much to offer and I think it’s difficult if you can’t understand how to communicate with them or whatever their road block is,” she said. “They deserve to be respected and we have the opportunity to help that.” Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber.levenhagen@

Graduation mishap Putney said that the group wants to move on from what happened at graduation last year and turn it into a learning experience for both the district and the community. Last year, students with special needs’ names were omitted from the printed program after a misunderstanding. Principal Mike Kruse told the Hub at the time the omission was intended to protect the transition of those students into other programs and additional job training beyond graduation. “My understanding was our practice was to err on the side of caution when it came to transition students because we were worried that if we inadvertently listed a student as having graduated from SHS before they did, that could potentially affect their participation in the program,” he wrote in an email at that time. “I interpreted that to mean the names of transition students should not be listed in the written commencement program.”

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chord bears South 08 degrees 27 minutes 24 seconds West, 35.36 feet; thence South 53 degrees 27 minutes 24 seconds West, 95.00 feet; thence North 36 degrees 32 minutes 36 seconds West, 244.52 feet; thence North 86 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds West, 308.52 feet; thence South 82 degrees 33 minutes 08 seconds West, 110.67 feet; thence South 53 degrees 27 minutes 24 seconds West, 52.29 feet; thence North 36 degrees 32 minutes 36 seconds West, 132.85 feet; thence North 53 degrees 27 minutes 24 seconds East, 15.83 feet to a point of curve; thence Northeasterly 27.45 feet along an arc of a curve to the right, having a radius of 267.00 feet, the chord bears North 56 degrees 24 minutes 08 seconds East, 27.44 feet; thence North 30 degrees 39 minutes 08 seconds West, 66.00 feet; thence continuing North 30 degrees 39 minutes 08 seconds West, 154.07 feet, thence North 03 degrees 18 minutes 06 seconds East, 48.98 feet to the North line of the Southeast Quarter of Section 01, aforesaid; thence South 86 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds East along said line, 724.74 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said rezone contains 185,568 square feet or 4.260 acres. CSM – Kettle Park West Part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 01, Township 05 North, Range 10 East, City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the South Quarter Corner of Section 01, aforesaid; thence South 87 degrees 05 minutes 45 seconds East along the South line of the Southeast Quarter, aforesaid, 677.05 feet; thence North 02 degrees 54 minutes 15 seconds East, 136.15 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of State Trunk Highway ‘138’, also being the Point of Beginning; thence North 05 degrees 36 minutes 42 seconds East, 96.18 feet; thence North 05 degrees 35 minutes 07 seconds West, 123.73 feet; thence North 68 degrees 57 minutes 28 seconds West, 30.37 feet; thence South 76 degrees 36 minutes 27 seconds West, 66.71 feet; thence North 45 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds West, 97.64 feet; thence North 22 degrees 27 minutes 06 seconds West, 114.69 feet; thence North 05 degrees 45 minutes 51 seconds East, 161.07 feet; thence North 09 degrees 48 minutes 08 seconds East, 235.71 feet; thence North 76 degrees 31 minutes 36 seconds East, 26.15 feet; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds West, 98.71 feet to a point of curve; thence Northeasterly, 173.83 feet along a curve to the right, having a radius of 186.00 feet, whose chord bears North 26 degrees 40 minutes 58 seconds East, 167.58 feet; thence North 53 degrees 27 minutes 24 seconds East, 519.43 feet to the Southerly right-ofway line of Jackson Street; thence South 44 degrees 06 minutes 47 seconds East along said line, 217.89 feet to a point of curve; thence, continuing along said line, Southeasterly, 239.60 feet along a curve to the left, having a radius of 1040.00 feet, whose chord bears South 50 degrees 42 minutes 47 seconds East, 239.07 feet; thence South 33 degrees 08 minutes 42 seconds West, 141.83 feet; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 51 seconds East, 678.64 feet; thence North 87 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds West, 156.18 feet; thence South 49 degrees 55 minutes 54 seconds West, 297.24 feet; thence South 02 degrees 12 minutes 57 seconds West, 63.44 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of State Trunk Highway ‘138’; thence North 87 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds West along said line, 240.56 feet to the to the Point of Beginning. Said rezone contains 822,792 square feet or 18.889 acres. For questions regarding this notice contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421. The map, CSM and materials are available online at www.cityofstoughton. com/planning See “Kettle Park West”, “Kettle Park West Phase 2 Submittals March 12, 2019” Michael P Stacey Zoning Administrator Published: May 9 and 16, 2019 WNAXLP

Legals BOARD OF REVIEW TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Pleasant Springs, Dane County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Town Hall, 2354 County Highway N, Stoughton WI 53589. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board: 1. No person will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone, or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior of such property being assessed. 2. After the first meeting of the board of review and before the board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the board of review may contact or provide information to a member of the board about the person’s objection, except at a session of the board. 3. The board of review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the board’s clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting. 4. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of review within the first 2 hours of the board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the board. 5. When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate. 6. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or object to a valuation if that valuation was made by the assessor or the objector using the income method of valuation, unless the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s.  73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Pleasant Springs has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the

duties of their officer or by order of a court.* The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats. 7. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement. 8. No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board, or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take. Notice is hereby given this 12th day of March, 2019. /s/ Maria Hougan, Town Clerk/Treasurer Published: May 9 and 16, 2019 WNAXLP *** NOTICE APPLICATIONS FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE YEAR 2019--2020 (JULY 1, 2019 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020) CITY OF STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN Please take notice that the following retailers have applied for alcohol beverage licenses within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. The Public Safety Committee will meet to consider application recommendations to the Common Council on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. The City Council will consider their applications at the Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. MARILYN J. BECKMAN dba ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, located at 160 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. BOTTLED PLEASURE, INC., ROBERT D SAVASKE JR, AGENT dba STOUGHTON SPIRITS, located at 965 N PAGE STREET, has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. BECCO INC., SUKHRAJ BHARYA, AGENT dba Best PLAZA LIQUOR, located at 1056 W MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. ULTRA MART FOODS, LLC, Timothy Weiland, AGENT dba PICK ‘N SAVE #6390, located at 1750 HWY 51/138 has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. WAL-MART STORES EAST, LP, TERRA HANSON, AGENT dba WAL-MART STORE #1176, located at 2600 HWY 138, has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. JAGAT PETROLEUM, LLC, GURINDERDEEP SINGH DHILLON, AGENT dba JP MARKET, located at 1009 W MAIN STREET, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. KWIK TRIP, INC., BREONNA PITERA, AGENT dba KWIK TRIP #893, located at 1359 US HWY 51, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. KWIK TRIP, INC., KARL WIRAG, AGENT dba KWIK TRIP #738, located at 1231 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. KWIK TRIP, INC., SCOTT GALSTON, AGENT dba KWIK TRIP #739, located at 517 W MAIN STREET, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. DIAMOND JUBILEE, INC., MIRZA AKHTAR BAIG, AGENT dba FOOD PANTRY, located at 981 N PAGE STREET, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. KWIK TRIP, INC., JENNIFER WENTELA, AGENT dba KWIK TRIP #967, located

at 2400 ROBY ROAD, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. WALGREEN CORPORATION, Jaqueline Shaffer, AGENT dba WALGREEN’S #07519, located at 1705 US HWY 51, has applied for a Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. FIRE & EIS, LLC, SCOTT SOWLLES, AGENT dba FAHRENHEIT 364. located at 364 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Beer & Liquor license. DEAK’S PUB & GRILL, LLC, JAIME D. BUSH, AGENT dba DEAK’S PUB & GRILL, located at 1017 NYGAARD STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. THE KOFFEE KUP RESTAURANT LLC., KENDALL L. GULSETH, AGENT dba THE KOFFEE KUP RESTAURANT, located at 355 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. LAZ BISTRO & BAR, LLC, CARY R. LAZZARO, AGENT dba LAZ BISTRO & BAR, located at 419 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. MANDT COMMUNITY CENTER, INC., BART M QUALE, AGENT dba MANDT COMMUNITY CENTER, located at 400 MANDT PARKWAY, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. LYNN M, HULL dba NEVER MIND, located at 201 S SIXTH STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. AMOVI VENTURES, LLC, WENDY BRIGHAM, AGENT dba BANUSHI’S BAR & GRILL, located at 800 NYGAARD STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. GIMPY & GAPPY, LLC, REBECCA HALBACH, AGENT dba REV. JIM’S, located at 317 S DIVISION STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. VFW BADGER POST 328 INC, JEAN TORGENSON, AGENT dba VFW BADGER POST 328, located at 200 S VETERANS ROAD, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. VIKING BREW PUB, LLC, VIK MALLING, AGENT, dba VIKING BREW PUB located at 211 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. NEL-CAR CORPORATION, ROBERT BLOXHAM, AGENT dba VIKING LANES, located at 1410 HWY 51/138, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. DANNY K. AABERG dba WHATEVER, located at 508 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. FAMOUS YETI’S, LLC, CALE RYAN, AGENT, dba WENDIGO TAVERN located at 121 E MAIN STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. VIKESTER HOLDINGS, LLC, DAVID EUGSTER, AGENT, dba THE NAUTI NORSKE located at 324 S WATER STREET, has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. EL RIO GRANDE RESTAURANT LLC, CESAR CERVANTES, AGENT dba EL RIO GRANDE RESTAURANT, located at 524 WEST MAIN STREET, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage & Reserve “Class B” Liquor license. SHAKERS SALOON, LLC., DALE KITTLESON, AGENT dba SHAKERS SALOON, located at 111 CHALET DRIVE, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage & Reserve “Class B” Liquor license. AMERICAN LEGION POST 59, ELVIN “SONNY” SWANGSTU, AGENT, dba AMERICAN LEGION POST 59. located at 803 N. PAGE ST, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage & Reserve Class “B” Liquor license. PIZZA HUT OF MADISON, INC., SCOTT COOK, AGENT dba PIZZA HUT, located at 1424 HWY 51/138, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage & Class “C” Wine license. BIG SKY LLC, SEAN CROWLEY, AGENT dba BIG SKY RESTAURANT, located at 176 E Main Street, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage & Class “C” Wine license. FAMOUS YETI’S LLC, CAITLIN

RYAN, AGENT, dba FAMOUS YETI’S PIZZA, located at 971 N. Page Street, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage license. MERSHONIAN CIDERY LLC, AARON BLOOM, dba MERSHON’S CIDERY, located at 280 Business Park Circle 7 & 8, has applied for a “Class B” Winery License. LON’S TAILGATERS, LLC, LONNY PASTORIUS, AGENT, dba LON’S TAILGATERS located at 151 E Main St., has applied for a “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License. ALDI, INC., ANDREW KAID, AGENT dba ALDI #05, located at 1399 US HWY 51, has applied for a “Class A” Liquor and Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License. PANCAKE CAFÉ STOUGHTON WI 53589, GARY TIERMAN, AGENT dba PANCAKE CAFÉ STOUGHTON, located at 2420 STATE HWY 138, SUITE 106, has applied for a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License and “Class C” Wine License COLD COAST, LLC., TRISHA BROWN, AGENT, dba 51 SOUTH, located at 208 W Main St., has applied for a “Class B” Liquor License and a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License Submitted by: Holly, City Clerk Published: May 16, 2019 WNAXLP *** CITY OF STOUGHTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given that the City of Stoughton Common Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, Second Floor, 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589. The public hearing will be held to gather public input related to an amendment to the City of Stoughton Comprehensive Plan for the Kettle Park West development area. The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the short-range and long-range growth, redevelopment, and preservation of the City and will be used by City officials as a policy guide to help make decisions regarding the growth and development of the City. The proposal is to amend the City’s existing Comprehensive Plan to modify the street and land uses within the Kettle Park West development. Material can be found on the City’s website under the Department of Planning & Development and at the City Planning office located at 207 S. Forrest Street. Written comments on the draft Comprehensive Plan should be submitted to Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator/Assistant Planner at 207 S. Forrest St. Stoughton, WI 53589  or via email to All written or electronic comments will be forwarded to the City of Stoughton City Council members for their consideration. Dated this 13th day of May, 2019. Holly Licht, City Clerk Published: May 16 and 23, 2019 WNAXLP *** TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS NOXIOUS WEED NOTICE Every person shall destroy all noxious weeds on all lands which he shall own, occupy or control. The term noxious weeds includes Canada Thistle, leafy spurge and field bindweed. /s/Maria Hougan Clerk/Treasurer Posted: May 2 and 16, 2019 Published: May 2 and 16, 2019 WNAXLP *** PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 South Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed Conditional Use Permit Application by Chris Gentilli to expand the two-family use (In-Family Suite) at 224 S. Van Buren Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin. The property at 224 S. Van Buren Street is owned by Chris Gentilli and is more fully described as follows: Parcel Number: 281/0511-071-0128-9


For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421. Additional information including a location map can be found at: http:// Published May 16 and 23, 2019 WNAXLP *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Stoughton Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 oclock 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 a proposed ordinance amendment to the City of Stoughton Municipal Code of Ordinances section 78-718. This proposed amendment is to consider removing the requirement which requires no fencing within any easement designed to convey stormwater drainage, sanitary sewer, electric distribution and water distribution within the City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. For questions regarding this notice please contact Michael Stacey, Zoning Administrator at 608-646-0421 Published May 16 and 23, 2019 WNAXLP *** PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The City of Stoughton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:00 o’clock p.m., or as soon after as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth Street, Second Floor, Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, to consider a proposed rezoning request for parcels of land known as Kettle Park West Phase 2, North Addition including CSM Outlot 2 in Stoughton, WI. The properties are proposed to be rezoned as follows: Proposed North Addition Final Plat, Block 1, Lots 1-8; Block 2, Lots 1-4; Block 3, Lots 1-6 from RH – Rural Holding to SR-5 – Single Family Residential and Outlots 2 and 3 from RH – Rural Holding to I – Institutional (Outlot 2 is part of the stormwater management system and Outlot 3 for a parkland); and Proposed Certified Survey Map, Outlot 2 from RH – Rural Holding to Institutional (part of the stormwater management system) in the City of Stoughton, Dane County, WI. The legal description of the properties are as follows: Kettle Park West – North Addition Part of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter and part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 01, Township 05 North, Range 10 East, City of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the East Quarter Corner of Section 01, aforesaid; thence North 86 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds West along the North line of the Southeast Quarter, aforesaid, a distance of 1,362.86 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 23 degrees 00 minutes 08 seconds West, 148.16 feet to a point on a curve; thence Northwesterly 114.5 feet along an arc of a curve to the left, having a radius of 333.00 feet, the chord bears North 76 degrees 50 minutes 53 seconds West, 113.94 feet; thence North 86 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds West, 290.49 feet to a point of curve; thence Southwesterly 197.34 feet along an arc of a curve to the left, having a radius of 333.00 feet, the chord bears South 76 degrees 19 minutes 29 seconds West, 194.46 feet; thence South 30 degrees 39 minutes 08 seconds East, 66.00 feet to a point on a curve; thence Northeasterly 158.23 feet along an arc of a curve to the right, having a radius of 267.00 feet, the chord bears North 76 degrees 19 minutes 29 seconds East, 155.92 feet; thence South 86 degrees 41 minutes 54 seconds East, 290.49 feet to a point of curve; thence Southeasterly 233.72 feet along an arc of a curve to the right, having a radius of 267.00 feet, the chord bears South 61 degrees 37 minutes 15 seconds East, 226.33 feet; thence South 36 degrees 32 minutes 36 seconds East, 150.73 feet to a point of curve; thence Southwesterly 39.27 feet along an arc of a curve to the right, having a radius of 25.00 feet, the



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Mary M. Vaage

Mary Vaage

Mary M. Vaage, age 88, of Stoughton, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Milestone Living Center in Stoughton. She was born April 30, 1931, in Highland, the daughter of Milton and Stella (Zimlicka) Woodruff. Mary attended high school in Lake Mills. She married Vernon Vaage September 23, 1950. After her marriage, she and Vernon moved to the Stoughton area. She worked as a waitress for the Norse Chalet in Stoughton for many years. She was a member of Covenant Lutheran Church in Stoughton, where she taught Sunday

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School, worked funeral luncheons and was an altar guild member. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, and was well known for her crocheting and sewing. Mary and Vernon loved to travel and visited every state in the U.S. except Alaska. Mary is survived by her children: Kathrine (John) Nelson of Edgerton and John Vaage of Milton; Grandchildren: Elizabeth (Jon) Spike, Zachary (Taylor) Nelson, Shawn Vaage and Andrew Vaage, sisterin-law Betty (Irv) Melaas and brother-in-law Leon Vaage as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Vernon, in 2009 and a brother John “Jack” Woodruff. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6   p . m . T h u r s d a y, M a y 16, 2019, at Covenant Lutheran Church, with Pastor Sara Rabe officiating. Visitation times will be from 4 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. The Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton is assisting the family.

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He was born on May 11, 1937, in Greenfield, the son of Deloros and Elizabeth (Stoehr) Quam. Eric graduated from Edgerton High School in 1955 and married Gwen Farrell on Nov. 23, 1957, in Evansville. He served in the Army. Eric worked and retired from Uniroyal in Stoughton enjoyed being a Shade Eric Quam Tree mechanic. He was a member of the Stoughton Eric J. Quam, age 81, of Conservation Club and Stoughton, passed away on supervisor for the Town of Thursday, May 9, 2019. Dunkirk for 26 years. Eric

also loved working with computers, fishing and hunting. He liked to socialize and took pride in taking care of his property. Eric is survived by his son, James (JoAnn); grandd a u g h t e r, K a i l a Q u a m (Levi); great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Stenjem; brother, Sid (Deloros); and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen; son, Mark; parents; and brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Catholic Parish, 323 N. Van Buren St.,

S t o u g h t o n , a t 1 1  a . m . , Thursday, May 16, 2019. B u r i a l f o l l ow e d a t S t . Joseph Cemetery in Edgerton. Lunch will be served at the church after burial. Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Online condolences may be made at gundersonfh. com.

Daniel Shane ‘Dan’ Brumley

Stoughton, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at UW Hospital and Clinics following a brief illness. He was born on April 25, 1983, in Lodi, California, the son of Earl and Sheila (Mahler) Brumley. Dan was self-employed as a mechanic. He was a member of the Crusaders MC and had always been passionate about motorcycles and enjoyed painting. Dan loved spending time with his family, especially his Daniel Brumley son, Dalton. Dan is survived by his D a n i e l S h a n e “ D a n ” son, Dalton Brumley; mothB r u m l e y, a g e 3 6 , o f er, Sheila Brumley; sisters, Randi Brumley (Dan

Johnson) and Adrianne Brumley (Joseph Edwards); stepbrother, Donald “D.J” Hamacher; paternal grandmother, Mary Deon Knighton; and many loving family. Dan was preceded in death by his father, Earl Brumley; step-father, Brian Hamacher; maternal grandparents, Alvin and Maxine Pearson; and paternal grandpa, Lee Gilpatrick. A Celebration of Life was held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral and Cremation Care, 1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton, at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2019. Inurnment will be held at Summit

Cemetery in Foxboro. Visitation was held at the funeral home, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to Hope Haven Chris Farley House, 810 W. Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53715. Online condolences may be made to

Scott H. Van Lare

Scott H. Van Lare, age 55, of Stoughton, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 25, 1963, in Waukesha, the son of Robert and Florence (Bartels) Van Lare. Scott graduated from New Berlin West High School in 1981. On July 13, 1985, he married Teresa Wehr in Waukesha. Scott was the owner/ operator of SVL

Mobile Service, LLC. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in St. Germain while hunting, fishing or just being with his family and friends. Most of all, Scott loved being a grandpa. He was also a big Packers fan. Scott is survived by his wife Teresa; his son, Jake (Callie) Van Lare; grandchild, Sawyer Van Lare; sister, Barb Chamness; and great-nephew, Noah

Chamness. He was preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Tiffany Chamness. Per Scott’s request, no services will be held. Online condolences may be made at

Rhonda fought a long and hard battle with cancer. Her fight was made easier with the support of her husband Greg, son Christopher Thompson, brother Greg (Arlene) Chasteen, Mesa, A r i z o n a , b r o t h e r Ke n t Chasteen, Mesa,, Mother in-law Joyce Garfoot, Monticello, sister in-law Paula Pa u l s o n , Pa r d e ev i l l e , brother in-law Mark (Doris) Garfoot, Montello,

sister in-law Candy (Steve) Maslowski, Milwaukee, step-son Ryan Garfoot, Stoughton, step-daughter Jenny (Steve) Swickwrath, Stoughton, as well as many other family and friends. Rhonda was preceded in death by her father James Chasteen, Charleston Illinois. Rhonda attended United Methodist Church of Stoughton. We extend a

special thank you to the members of United Methodist Church for the meals, love, prayers and visits as well as Pastor Kathy for the spiritual guidance for all. A memorial/Celebration of Life will be held May 25th, 2019, at United Methodist Church, 525 Lincoln Ave. Stoughton. Service will be at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon.

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Rhonda Fae (Chasteen) Garfoot passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 with her husband, Greg, by her side at their home in Stoughton. Rhonda, 64, was born July 5, 1954 in Springfield, Illinois, and on December 30, 1995, she and Greg married in Charleston, Illinois. WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE. Were looking for an experienced Associate for our warehouse facility in Verona, Wisconsin. The Associate will process orders by pulling materials, packing boxes, placing orders in the proper area, and complete additional tasks assigned by the Warehouse Supervisor. 2-5 years of warehouse experience preferred; ability to operate a forklift, hand truck, pallet jack, and other equipment is a plus. Salary starts at $12-15 per hour based on experience. Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to jobs@ CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

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SKI EQUIPMENT SALES DELIVERY SERVICE We are now accepting applications for full- time and part-time positions working in our Belleville warehouse during the summer and selling ski equipment in our Madison store during the winter. This is an entry level position which involves loading and unloading trucks, assembling furniture and helping out on deliveries. We are looking for a reliable, self-motivated person who has a good driving record and has some downhill skiing experience. Chalet is a fun place to work with good advancement opportunities. Chalet is locally owned with a long-standing reputation for quality merchandise and good customer service. We offer a generous base salary along with incentive pay and other great benefits like free skiing at local hills. Apply in person at: Chalet Ski & Patio, 5252 Verona Road, Madison, WI 53711 608-273-8263. THEY SAY people don’t read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didn’t you? Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.

OFFICE CLEANING in StoughtonOregon Mon-Fri 5pm. Visit our website: or call our office 608-831-8850. CHERYL’S HOUSEKEEPING Stoughton and Oregon. 608-3229554.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care 1358 Hwy. 51 N at Jackson St. (608) 873-4590

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REGISTERED BORDER Collie male puppies, vet checked, vaccinated. $300 each. Platteville. 608-732-5052.


A&B ENTERPRISES Light Construction Remodeling No job too small 608-835-7791

BUYING US Gold & Silver Coins and Collectibles. Call 608-988-6406 Rick Miles Coin.

RECOVER PAINTING offers carpentry, drywall and all forms of painting. A portion of every job is donated to cancer research. Free estimates, fully insured. 608-270-0440.

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DO YOU need to hire a Private Detective? 608-712-6286. LAWN MOWING Residential & Commercial Fully Insured. 608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

Pets TEDDY BEARS, Shorkies, 1 Papillion, 1 Morkie, 1 Poochon, Teacup Yorkies, Cavapoos, Pomshi, Cockapoos. $595-$1,595 All pups have a Vet checkshots Dewormed and a 1 yr health guarantee and a lifetime of training advice. We love our pups and customers! Come out and see us soon! Lic#474872 www. Brenda 608574-7931.


PLANT SALE. 205 Paoli St., Verona. May 9-11 & May 16-18. Thursday 1-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm. Perennials, hostas, grasses, peonies, iris, pond daylillies, prairie, etc. Home grown.

Garage Sales OREGON. 274 Lake Kegonsa Road. Fri.-Sat. 8am-Noon. Furniture, lamps and household items. STOUGHTON. 116 S. Page St. 9am-1pm, Friday-Saturday. I’m too lazy to sell it on EBAY! Everything from kidsteens, outdoor, toys, books, Lululemon, North Face, Patagonia clothing. Syttende Mai Specials! STOUGHTON. 2533 Door Creek Road. May 16-19 8am-6pm. Tools, file cabinets, couch, toys, bikes, household items and adult clothing.

LAWN MOWING. Free Estimates. Good Work. Fair Price. 608-8735216 RIGHT HAND MAN SERVICES Lawn mowing, trimming & spring clean up, etc. 18 years experience. 608-2084942. WOODS 990 mower has all options. New, never used. $4700. 608-2142198.

Wanted WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton 608-884-3114

0705 STOUGHTON. LARGE 2-bedroom, plus den, appliances, laundry, big deck, non-smoking.608-238-1692.


Farm FOR SALE: 85 acres NE of Fennimore. . 40+- acres wooded pasture, 40+acres in paddocks-tillable, 30 stanchion dairy barn, heifer barn, machine shed, 5 bedroom house. 608-4850139.

• Daytime, full-time Locate Technician positions available • 100% PAID TRAINING • Company vehicle & equipment provided • PLUS medical, dental, vision, & life insurance REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to work outdoors • HS Diploma or GED • Ability to work OT & weekends • Must have valid driver’s license with safe driving record

FARM LAND LOW COST. 9+ acres. Town of Verona. 608-271-2210 or 312-340-0261.

Livestock 20 HOLSTEIN steers. Vaccinated. $285 each. 15 Holstein steers, 300 lbs, $325 each. 608-482-4534.

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FOR SALE: Reg. Polled Hereford Bulls, fertility and performance tested, will hold until needed. Owego Stock Farm. 608-543-3778. FOR SALE: Yearling Shorthorn bull. Hi View Shorthorns, Inc. Doug Raisbeck. Call 608-778-7565 or 608723-7294. REGISTERED BLACK Angus Bulls. Kuhle Angus, Hazel Green. 563-5420803.

0990 FRITZ BARN PAINTING Rusty roofs, metal buildings, grain bins. Free estimate. 608-221-3510

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


GREENWOOD APARTMENTS. Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $810 per month,includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at:139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575

For Growing Company Part-Time 25-30 hours per week Days Only. Needs to be able to work as a team, attention to detail. Experience helpful but not required.

OREGON 2-BEDROOM in quiet, well-kept building. Convenient location. Includes all appliances, AC, blinds, private parking, laundry, storage. $200 security deposit. Cats OK. $715/month. 608-219-6677 Available July 1.

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.


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STOUGHTON. 3198 DUNCAN RD. Thurs-Sat. May 16-18 8am-4pm. 5-Family garage sale with great buys. Wodworking tools-clamps, electric tools, children and adult clothes, household, DVR, flat screen TVs, snow blower, pipe threader, lawn and garden, utility trailer and more.

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OREGON. DUPLEX 3-bedroom, washer and dryer included, no pets, no smoking. $900 a month. 608-8355810.


STOUGHTON 2-BEDROOM 2 unit building. Parking for 1 car per unit in back lot. No Pets. Rent $750. Available now. 608-332-6013. ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $810 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589. 608-877-9388

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NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088 RASCHEIN PROPERTY STORAGE 6x10 thru 10x25 Market StreetBurr Oak Street in Oregon Call 608-520-0240 UNION ROAD STORAGE 10x10 - 10x15 - 10x20 - 12x30 24-7 Access Security Lights & Cameras Credit Cards Accepted 608-835-0082 1128 Union Road, Oregon, WI Located on the corner of Union Road and Lincoln Road

Mobile Homes NEW FACTORY Built Homes 3 BR, 2 BA put on your foundation. $59,980 HORKHEIMER HOMES Hazelton, IA. 800-632-5985.

Office Space For Rent OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT In Oregon facing 15th hole on golf course Free Wi-Fi, Parking and Security System Conference rooms available Kitchenette-Breakroom Autumn Woods Prof. Centre Marty 608-835-3628 CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Monday for the Courier Hub unless changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or 835-6677.






General & Sales Manager


Woodward Community Media Eastern Iowa







Sports Editor Unified Newspaper Group is looking to fill our sports editor position for the first time in more than 15 years.

Woodward Community Media (WCM) is looking for a General & Sales Manager of weekly publications to provide leadership for local weekly newspapers and shoppers in eastern Iowa. This position will report directly to the Regional Publisher for the Eastern Iowa Media Group (EIMG). Our Community Media Division’s EIMG-South provides web and newspaper/shopper media publications in and around the Mount Vernon, Solon, Central City and Marion, Iowa locations.

We are seeking a dynamic, energetic sports journalist who can lead the evolution of our sports coverage to match modern readers’ needs. It will take someone who knows how to produce and coach good writing and photography and will enjoy getting to know people in four different suburban communities. There is some room to tailor the job to fit your particular strengths, but it will involve some of everything – reporting, designing pages, community outreach, social media, planning and organization, as well as supervising and collaborating with our assistant sports editor.

As a General Manager, you will be in a key leadership role overseeing publishing content and operations related to culture, employee owner development, customer focus, community trends, financial and short/long-term planning, achievement of goals, and open book management. You will champion the division’s efforts to achieve company objectives, strategic plans and customer satisfaction. As a Sales Manager, you will lead a team of account executives, to generate advertising revenue that will meet/exceed annual goals, through coaching, development and recognition. To be successful in this leadership role, you will possess a high level of emotional intelligence, problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to think strategically, a drive to succeed and a keen focus on employee development and customer satisfaction. Above average ability to communicate at all levels and knowledge of leadership, participatory management, team dynamics and group process techniques are essential. A four-year degree or equivalent experience and a minimum of five years in advertising, marketing, journalism or a businessrelated field is required to be successful in this role. A record of continuous learning through seminars, conferences and workshops required. The General & Sales Manager is based out of the Mount Vernon, Iowa location with regular travel to all EIMG-S locations. Travel to other WCM locations required for meetings, training and planning. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is necessary.

If you have a missing piece in your resume, don’t worry, we’re all about teaching, with top-notch mentoring on every aspect of the newspaper operation. Our newspapers cover five high schools, so the ability to manage your time wisely, make community contacts to secure submitted information and learn quickly is essential. Much of the work is evenings and weekends. Unified Newspaper Group prints three award-winning hyperlocal weekly news publications in Stoughton, Oregon and Verona and one monthly newspaper in Fitchburg, along with a quarterly regional magazine, and we have a culture and a staff structure you won’t find anywhere else. Constant learning and collaboration is our focus, from our interns to our editors, and good people stick around. We look for real journalists who like telling stories through words, photos and design. Experience with photography, InDesign and managing websites and social media is important, but none are as important as being able to own our coverage, adapt it to our readers’ needs and defend it to parents and grandparents who are highly invested in their kids. Photo equipment and a laptop are provided. We stay on top of technology here. The job is salaried, with health, dental, vision and paid vacations. The company is part of Woodward Community Media, a division of Woodward Communications Inc., an employee-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa. Apply online by May 15, 2019 and include a cover letter, your best reporting work and any design or photography samples you have.

To learn more about our employee-owned organization and to apply online, visit our website at Include a resume and cover letter with your application. The deadline to apply for this exciting career opportunity is May 24, 2019.

To learn more about this opportunity, submit your application and resume today at

Woodward Community Media is a division of employee-owned Woodward Communications, Incorporated (WCI), headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. WCI is an equal opportunity employer.

Woodward Communications, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WCI maintains a tobacco-free campus.



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May 16, 2019

Stoughton Courier Hub

Tour: Fendrick & Peck find inspiration for music in personal struggles, poetry and nature Continued from page 1 were recorded in Minneapolis, and “Lucky Penny” (2015), which they made in Nashville. They’ve gotten high praise from around the country, according to their website. DJ Rich Warren, of Chicago’s the Midnight Special, named “The Sandhill Crane” and “Lucky Penny” the album of the week in both 2016 and 2017. And they’ve been hailed as the “future of folk music” by “DJ Queen of Washington D.C.” Mary Cliff.

‘A raw edge’ The duo both said that balancing Fendrick’s passion with Brian’s laid-back energy is what allows them to stay grounded and focused on their writing. They said their musical inspirations range from Bob Dylan to Neil Young and Leonard Cohen, to name a few. Fendrick and Peck described their musical goal as having their lyrics breathe authenticity into the listener. Fendrick said people desire something real and with a “raw edge.” Lately, she said the pair have become students of nature, moved by what goes on in their backyard. And recently, their personal struggles have informed their work. “I was really down when we were making (our 2018 album),” Madeline said. “I

Photo by Justin Loewen

From left, Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck of folk duo Fendrick & Peck perform at the Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge on Jan. 18. was having a big questioning time.” The lyrics on “Make Your Way Out/Make Your Way In” are heavily influenced by deceased German poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, Fendrick said. Rilke’s poetry book traveled with the duo during a March tour of Germany, Fendrick said. They like his poetry’s existentialist philosophies and lyrical structure. On the tour, Fendrick said the duo performed 26 times

over a span of 31 days. “It was incredible,” she said, sipping a Firefly coffee and gazing over at her husband. They booked the tour through the Song & Whispers Tour Circuit, which also helped promote the shows. The duo recalled a March 5 performance at Michaelskirche, a church in Rotenburg an der Wümme, Germany, as one of their favorites. Fendrick said before they would perform a song

inspired by a specific poem, they would call up audience members to read it in German. Fendrick & Peck urged the audience to “fill the church’s space with sound,” she said.

Wisconsin roots Fendrick & Peck tour the East Coast twice a year and frequently play around the Midwest. They’ve played at Stoughton Opera House, the Sons

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of Norway Mandt Lodge and at the monthly Oregon Area Progressives’ event at Firefly Coffeehouse and Artisan Cheese. Their May 10 performance was the first one planned without OAP, however, Madeline said. They enjoy playing around the Midwest and both have roots in the area, as Brian grew up in Racine. Both born artists, Madeline pursued a career in theatre and Brian in music. It wasn’t until the couple

met in 2011-2012 that they started to play music together – as friends at first. Brian said the duo met through a mutual friend and started hanging out more – “simple as that.” In 2014, they founded Fendrick & Peck. The couple lived in New York City for a time, then Nashville, Tennessee. “We needed to get out of New York City,” Madeline said. “Our souls were getting sucked into the concrete.” “Our songs reflect that,” she added. Fendrick & Peck then came back to Wisconsin seeking a quieter life. The band found themselves in Stoughton for a bit, and now reside “in the woods” north of Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Minnesota. As they moved together, they evolved together. “When we started performing together, Madeline covered a lot of the energy and banter and I covered the instrumental side of things,” Brian said. But over the years, Madeline became more of an instrumentalist and Brian a vocalist. They co-write their songs more regularly as well. “That’s one thing that’s fun about us … we’re living and breathing artists,” Madeline said. “Right now it really just feels like we are continuing to grow together and with our audience.” Email Emilie Heidemann at emilie.heidemann@wcinet. com or follow her on Twitter at @HeidemannEmilie.


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Directions from Stoughton: Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugster’s Farm Market, one mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approximately one mile) and turn right. Directions from Fitchburg: Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn left and go through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Road. Directions from Verona: Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through Oregon past Walgreen’s to a left on Sand Hill Rd.

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