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Seth Weaver, 9, center, opens a hand-made cage to see if his egg survived the fall from the top of a ladder during STEM Night at Kegonsa Elementary School Thursday, Sept. 26. Volunteer Rod Pennington, right, looks over Weaver’s shoulder wanting to know how Weaver constructed the cage.

Students for STEM in science,” Stypula said. “This can steer what books they want to read and what classes they will take in high school.” Stypula is a senior research scientist at Promega and volunteers from the biotechnology company ran the stations.

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Stoughton Area School District

SASD seeks child care choices

Community resource expands programs, services and space

Planning for next year after options for 2019-20 fell through



A new ‘clinic atmosphere’ New services

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The Free Health Clinic is undergoing a major transformation. FHC, which opened in 2008 as Shalom, has seen between 6-10 patients a month in its five hour monthly window in a house. But the donation of a facility at 1520 Vernon St. has provided the ability and impetus for the clinic to increase providers and services. As of Oct. 1, the new space is officially “theirs,” said FHC president Angie Rowin-Tippit. It is set to open before the end of this year, however. And a lot must happen before the clinic is ready for patients, including renovations and a Nov. 1 fundraiser to pay for the monthly $600 condo fees. After the new space opens, FHC plans to offer dental work for

• Dental for children ages 1 to 5 years old • Women’s reproductive health • Educational classes • Partnership with Edgewood College

preschool age children, reproductive health care for women and more mental health services. Currently, the clinic provides services to eight communities, with more than 49,000 combined residents. Board members know there are more people who could use the resource, as health insurance is often a last priority

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after rent, food and childcare. “Regardless of the ability to pay we are only as healthy as the people that live in our community,” board member and FHC Advanced Practice Clinician Dr. Tina DeGroot said. The current 800-square-foot house does not provide enough space or privacy for the amount of need that is out there, Rowin-Tippit said, as patients are having examinations in bedrooms and meetings in the kitchen. The new space,which was a previous clinic, is nearly triple the size at 2,300 square feet with three exam rooms, waiting area, reception area and two private bathrooms. As a result of the interior transformation, board members want to take advantage of the opportunity and expand health care services and

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After plans fell through at the last minute to establish after school child care sites, Stoughton Area School District officials are focusing on ways to put programming in place for next school year. District superintendent Tim Onsager discussed the issue with the school board at its Aug. 26 meeting, where he described how several attempts to partner with non-profit or for-profit groups didn’t work out. Last year, SASD teamed up with the Stoughton

Community Recreation Department to create a new afterschool care program at the Kegonsa Elementary School attendance area; the first in the district. The program had around 15 students enrolled by last winter, but Onsager said city officials “made it very clear” they couldn’t continue the program another year without grant funding. “It was not something they could sustain financially,” he said. “They were also having a tough time hiring people.” The district was working with a company to bring after school sites to Fox Prairie and Sandh i l l e l e m e n t a r i e s , bu t they couldn’t get enough students at the sites to operate. The district then contracted with Fort

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D u r i n g Ke g o n s a E l e m e n t a r y School’s STEM Night students experimented through 12 science stations. Principal Erin Conrad and senior research scientist Yolanda Stypula organized the event on Thursday, Sept. 26. “The event sparks students interest

The developer of Kettle Park West will have to wait a little longer to find out whether it can get TIF assistance from the City of Stoughton. Forward Development Group has been working with the city on the westside commercial and residential development since 2009. In July, it formally requested $3 million in tax-increment financing from TIF District No. 7 to help fund onsite costs of KPW phase 2, which features a residential

subdivision. The Common Council did not approve the request at its Sept. 24 meeting, citing a need for additional time to review the TIF application, finance director Jamin Friedl wrote in an email to the Hub. The council plans to revisit FDG’s TIF request Tuesday, Nov. 26, though it might handle the issue sooner, Friedl wrote. Phase 2 onsite projects include alleys, trails, interior streets, extensions of existing streets and facilities for managing stormwater runoff. FDG initially requested $5.4 million of TIF assistance in 2016 for phase 2 on-site projects,


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Art Walk 2019 The third annual Art Walk Stoughton, on Saturday, Sept. 28, drew a crowd of more than 2,000 from all over the Midwest. The festivities included five art demonstrations, live music and 26 artists who displayed their work at downtown businesses. To view or buy the photos in the slideshow, visit

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Bob Young holds his hand out for his granddaughter Ivy Young, 5, so she can feel the stickiness of the clay during the Art Walk, Saturday, Sept. 28. Above, from left Nina Cheney and Sonja Hanson browse necklaces during the Art Walk. At right, Brook Johnson shows Madelyn Clark, 6, how to piece together a clay witch.


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Above, Diane Washa paints at a live demonstration during the Art Walk, Saturday, Sept. 28. Washa has painted “en plein air” or outdoor painting since 2006. At right, Dan Ott cuts up pieces of emergency envelopes at a live demonstration of “assemblage art” during the Art Walk, Saturday, Sept. 28. Ott creates wall art out of material that people “can’t use anymore; but can’t bear to throw away,” like album covers, board games and pictures.

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October 3, 2019

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Feeding the need

‘Lunches for Vikings’ tops 3,300 meals for kids this summer

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E ve r y s u m m e r, h u n d r e d s o f “Vikings,” from preschool to high school, are unleashed at the end of the school year, but not all of them are able to get the same nutrition as they do with school lunches. For the third straight summer break, “Lunches for Vikings” helped make sure any Stoughton Area School District students in need don’t go hungry at lunchtime. This year, the program served 3,355 lunches on 58 days between June 11 and Aug. 30, including a one-day high mark of 101 lunches. The volunteer-led program, organized by AnnMarie Oakland, partners with the district and the Friends of the Stoughton Area Youth Center to provide free brown bag lunches to all students through 12th grade in the district who lose access to free or reducedcost school lunch during the summers. “Viking” lunches include a sandwich, fruit or vegetable, snack (chips, pretzels, etc.) and a water. The program runs during the noon hour weekdays throughout the entire summer break, with pick-up stations at Kegonsa Elementary, Stoughton High School and Bay View Heights. Dozens of volunteers help purchase and put together the lunches — Oakland said 435 volunteer time slots were filled this summer; a new record. “That’s a huge number, and we are so thankful for the people of Stoughton and beyond who faithfully gave of their time and financial resources to feed hungry kids,” she told the Hub last week. One of the reasons for the increase in volunteer hours was centralizing the group’s base of operations at the Stoughton Area Youth Center last year, where volunteers meet to put together lunches to be delivered to the various sites. “It’s been wonderful; now people know where it is all the time,” she said. “It’s nice to have one location, and they

‘Day of Caring’ Cummins employees vo l u n t e e r e d m o r e t h a n 400 hours of service to the Stoughton area community on Thursday, Sept. 19, during the company’s “Day of Caring.” A group of more than 200 volunteers donated their time at six events, including planting more than two dozen trees around Stoughton

to beautify the landscape with the Stoughton Area Tree Planting. Fifty volunteers worked with the United Way Snack Packs to bag up snacks for Dane County youth and 48 volunteers spent the day at the Dane County Humane Society. Volunteers also helped out with the Stoughton Free Clinic, Second Harvest Food Bank and Holiday Mail For Heroes.

What: Lunches for Vikings annual meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 Where: Stoughton Youth Center, 567 E. Main St. Info: Email lunchesforvikings@ have a nice space there for what we need, because we don’t cook, we just make sandwiches and food prep, so it was perfect.” While the work for this summer is done, Oakland has already started planning for next year. She will host an annual “wrap-up” meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the youth center to “discuss what worked well, what could be improved, and how we can best proceed” for next year. In particular, she wants to find out what volunteers

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thought of the background checks instituted last year for anyone interacting with students. “Every year we get feedback (and) entertain other ideas, because sometimes when you’re in the thick of it, you don’t necessarily see the outside,” she said. “I always want to be open to take in input. “This is all about the community, and I want to make sure everyone has a buyin to it.” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.

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From left, Stoughton High School senior Danielle Wiese, her brother Alex, 10 and her mother Deanna work as an assembly line putting together sandwiches for the Lunches for Vikings program last summer, in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church’s upstairs kitchen. Deanna said they thought the cause of making food for school-age children was a “good opportunity to volunteer.”


a fi r e fi g h t e r a n d E M T who worked in the nearby Skaalen campus were helping the woman who lived in the home, providing oxygen. Weg n e r s a i d t h e fi r e was mostly contained to the vehicle, though “it did smudge up the garage a fair amount.” He said electrical problems in the SUV are the likely cause. “I don’t think any possessions were lost, but certainly there will be a lot of cleaning,” he said.

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With both a firefighter and EMT close to the scene, the Stoughton Fire Department and Stoughton Area EMS responded quickly to a garage fire on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 25. No injuries were reported in the incident on the 900 block of Skogdalen Drive, and there appeared to be no major damage beyond cleanup. The report, of a vehicle on fire in an attached garage, came to the Dane County Communications center at 8:43 a.m. Stoughton Fire Department chief Scott Wegner told the Hub on Friday that by the time he arrived,

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This past summer was the third year for Lunches for Vikings, and because of YOU we served 3,355 lunches on 58 days between June 11 – August 30. One day we handed out 101 lunches! All in all, 435 volunteer time slots were filled. That’s a HUGE number, and we are so thankful for the people of Stoughton (and beyond!) who faithfully gave of their time and financial resources to feed hungry kids. It was wonderful to have the Youth Center as our base of operations. Many, many thanks! Without your love and support, Lunches for Vikings would not be possible! Please join us for a meeting at the Youth Center on October 10th at 6:30pm to discuss what worked well, what could be improved, and how we can best proceed next year. Your input is very valuable, so we hope to see you there! As always, if you have any questions, please contact To find out more about the program, please visit www. adno=109487


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Letters to the editor

‘President’ unrecognizable regarding Trump Doctors have recently discovered a highly unusual language impediment first recognized in the state of Wisconsin regarding the inability of ordinary American citizens to recognize the word “President” when spoken or printed before the name Donald Trump. This phenomenon has been casually referred to by some news pundits as “Trump Tongue.” Strangely enough, contrary to most failings of this sort, in these

cases the higher the level of education and learning, the less they are able to accomplish this simple task. At even the highest levels of research studies continue to show this surprising phenomenon, though some experts are predicting it will end abruptly in November of 2020. Thomas Selsor City of Stoughton

Fertilizer more harmful than helpful We humans are a series of contradictions. The most recent example became clear to me during my daily walks with our new puppy. In my suburban neighborhood, I find myself moving in a constant zig-zag motion to avoid the sidewalk in front of a lawn with a recent pesticide application. I’m on hyper-alert for that little white and red flag, that toxic smell, or those pesky little white pellets that stick to your shoes (and end up in your house). This is particularly challenging at dusk. So I ask, if you’re trying to eat more nutritious or organic foods and exercise regularly to live a healthier and theoretically longer life, why jeopardize it all for a green lawn? The research is clear and plentiful. Most lawn fertilizers are harmful to humans, animals and nature. Pesticides, common in

most weed killers, are linked to serious diseases and neurological disorders. Children and pets are especially vulnerable. Yes, I know, suburbia seems to require a green, weed free and manicured lawn, but what’s the point if your life or your pet’s life is cut short as a result? The good news is that there are many safe alternatives for lawn care. They are not as quick of a fix, but the pay-off is worth it, right? You’ll be doing something good for yourself, your family, your neighbors and the environment. The Yahara chain of lakes will thank you as well. The runoff and resulting phosphorus problem is as much from lawn fertilizer as it is from farm fields. Come spring, be the proud owner of a pesticide-free lawn. Carolyn Bach City of Stoughton

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Any love of reading should be a top priority


n a Washington, D.C., bookstore last month, I found an ancient copy of “Baree, Son of Kazan,” a book targeted at pre-internet pre-teens wanting to know more about dog/wolf hybrids, noble fur traders and the depraved man-beast Bush McTaggart. Who wouldn’t? On the flyleaf was inscribed, in copperplate handwriting: “To Vadim, with much happiness. From Tania. August 23, 1929, Los Angeles, Cal.” Next to the inscription Sullivan was a rubber stamped “V. Sounitza.” I bought the book, went back to my hotel room, and fired up Google to learn about Vadim Sounitza. He was born in Russia in 1918 – an interesting time there – and the book was apparently a gift for his 11th birthday. Vadim later studied history at UCLA, fought in World War II and worked for the CIA. He died in a Maryland nursing home in 2010. He must have held on to “Baree, Son of Kazan” until he died. Why? Was he a pack rat? Was it because Tania – friend? sister? aunt? – gave it to him? Or did he just love the book? I want to think it was love – love for the giver, love for the story, love for the physical book itself and the sheer joy of falling headlong into a story of no discernible literary merit. But I wonder whether today’s 11 year olds will know the same love. Our school district gets mountains of test data every year. We know that about half of Stoughton’s sixth graders aren’t reading


at grade level. Even the kids who do read at grade level read fewer books than their counterparts did 30 years ago. This is not just a Stoughton problem. Reading scores at school districts throughout Dane County show similar results – a generation of preteens who don’t read well, and too many who can barely read at all. According to a story in the Isthmus, 1994 Wisconsin ranked third in the nation in average fourth grade reading scores and 2017 Wisconsin ranks 34th. At some point around sixth grade, it becomes much more difficult for kids who are behind to catch up, and the implications are profound. Teens who struggle to read will struggle in high school. Young adults who struggle to read will struggle in postsecondary education, whether it’s college or trade school. Adults who struggle to read will struggle to find good employment. And they will struggle to bring a love of reading to their children. This year, our school board set an ambitious goal. Within six years, we want 70 percent of our grade school students reading at proficient or advanced levels. This would give us the highest reading scores in Dane County. We’re starting with professional development. Our teachers are working across schools to make sure that every kid in every school gets the same strong curriculum and the same level of preparation. We believe reading matters. Our library runs wonderful reading programs. Community leaders like Dave Ganser donate hundreds of books to our students. Bleary-eyed parents read to their toddlers after a hard day. But if reading matters to us in

Stoughton, all of us need to do more. Reading matters because it connects us to each other and to something larger than ourselves. Reading a sacred book – whether it’s the Bible or the Diamond Sutra – connects you to generations of people like you who have tried to understand the great mysteries, maybe to God Himself. Even a Jack Reacher novel grabbed in a panic from the airport bookstore because I left my Kindle at home (it’s full of Shakespeare, really) connects me to the college student across the aisle reading the same thing. Me, I’m connected to “Baree, Son of Kazan,” even though it’s a weeknight and I have a Courier-Hub column to finish and work tomorrow. I’m on page 212, and the valiant Napeese has just escaped Bush McTaggart by outrunning him through the snow, then jumping to her certain death off a 50-foot waterfall into Blue Feather Gorge. Baree, the noble dog/wolf has been shot in the head and cannot walk straight, and it’s looking grim for the good guys. I sit in my ratty lounge chair, listening to my non wolf-hybrid dogs gently snore, and swear to myself I’ll put it down and go upstairs when I finish the next chapter. But I imagine a brighteyed 11 year old boy leaning over my shoulder, whispering. “You’re almost to the really good part. Don’t stop now.” I’m connected to him, too. I keep reading. I have to know how it ends. Frank Sullivan is the president of the Stoughton Area School District Board of Education, and he thinks you’d probably like “Baree, Son of Kazan,” as well.

In the Sept. 26 edition of the Stoughton Courier Hub, it incorrectly stated the Claire Orn’s brother was in middle school band. Alexander Orn plays the baritone in the high school band. On a sidebar it also incorrectly stated the Music Appreciation series was on Tuesday, Sept. 30 rather than Monady, Sept. 30 The Hub regrets the errors.

October 3, 2019

Sweet cider samples Oct. 12 MACKENZIE KRUMME Unified Newspaper Group

More than 80 samples of cider will be available at the Wisconsin Craft Cider Tasting next Saturday. “This is the most amount of Wisconsin made ciders in one place,” said Joseph Baird, president of Mershon’s Cidery in Stoughton. The sampling extravaganza will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Chorus Public House, 154 W. Main St. More than 20 cideries from all over the state will be present to answer questions. The cost

If You Go What: Wisconsin Craft Cider Tasting When: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 Where: Chorus Public House, 154 W. Main St. Price: $35 (all you can sample), $5 (designated driver, non-alcoholic samples) Info: 235-6832 is $35 for unlimited cider samples or $5 for a designated driver who plans to only sample non-alcoholic ciders. Participants can expect to sample a variety of flavors such as hoppy ciders, fruity c i d e r s l i ke b l a c k b e r r y, mixed berry and peach, barrel aged ciders like tequila, rum and whiskey, and

ciders made with heirloom apples. Baird, who has been making cider for 10 years, said cider is basically freshly squeezed juice that is fermented. The process is similar to making wine, only the cidermaker uses apples instead of grapes. He said there are often events in this area that

feature craft wines and craft beer, but not many that feature ciders. Some of the other cideries that plan to participate are Indigenous Wines and Ciders of Stoughton, Cider House of Wisconsin from McFarland and Restoration Cider Works of Madison. Although participants will not be able to purchased bottled cider on site, Cheesers at 183 E. Main St. agreed to have all the cider available for purchase at their location across the street. For more information, call Mershon’s Cidery at 235-6832. Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie.krumme@

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Racetrack Park, 400 Racetrack Rd, Stoughton, WI Choose from a variety of 1" thick hardwood and softwood boards cut from city trees. All boards are rough cut and variable width/length. Maple, oak, cherry, walnut, pine and more available. Some large slabs with live edge! *Cash and Checks Only *All lumber must be taken at time of sale


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Skaalen Craft Fair Oct. 5 at chapel The annual Skaalen Craft Fair is back to raise money for its residents. From 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, more than 20 local crafters plan to sell jewelry, fiber arts, photography, watercolor paintings, mosaics, wood carvings, fused glass and homemade soaps. The annual event is held at the Skaalen Chapel,

between $10 to $50 to be at the craft fair. That money is given to the Skaalen residents council, a group What: Skaalen Craft Fair made up of 4-6 residents When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. who advocate and promote Saturday, Oct. 5 community based activities like the free outdoor summer Where: Skaalen Chapel, concert series, baking and 400 N. Morris St. crafting. Info: call Pam Parsons at Between the craft fair and 873-5651 ext. 7215 the annual Resident Fall Festival, which is on Oct. 15, the events raises roughly $3,000, said leisure and support ser400 N. Morris St. Every vendor donates vices employee Pam Parsons.

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In addition to raising funds for the residents council, Parsons said the event is a way for the Stoughton community to engage with Skaalen residents. The residents have a booth set up to sell handcrafted nativity ornaments. For more information, call Parsons at 873-5651 ext. 7215.

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Thank You

The Shillelagh Foundation wishes to thank Stoughton area businesses, the corporate community and the day’s golf participants and workers for their contributions and continued support. Due to printing deadlines, we apologize for any thank you that we may have missed in this program. It is our sincere hope that you enjoyed the tournament and will join us again next September.

Justin Hanson, President, Shillelagh Foundation, Inc.

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Community calendar

Coming up Yoga Start a yoga practice, or strengthen you past routine with a free yoga class 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Stoughton Public Library. Participants should bring a yoga mat or large towel. The flow class. Geared towards ages 16 and up, is open to all skill levels. Chairs will be provided for those who have trouble getting up and down from the floor. No registration is required. For information, call 873-6281.

Music appreciation

Page St. The celebration features presentations, pie, basket raffles, games and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Sons of Norway Foundation which offers scholarships grants and financial support for members. For information, contact Darlene Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail. com.

Technology and mental health Learn how to use technology to improve mental health 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Stoughton Area Senior Center. Kathy Phillips and Jake Dunn from Stoughton Hospital will present about the use of virtual reality and mindfulness, and how to access online support groups and resource information. Phillips has been a registered nurse for 40 years and Dunn has a Master of Social Work. For information, call 873-8585.

John Beutel’s music appreciation series returns at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. This week, the appreciation series hosts The Avanti Piano Trio. The ensemble is made up of three professional musicians from Madison. The piano trio (piano, violin, cello) is a standard ensemble used by many 19th century composers. Coffee with the Mayor The series is supported by the The senior center will host a CofStoughton Area Senior Center, a Bryant Foundation grant and dona- fee with the Mayor event from 9:3010:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11. tions from attendees. Attendees will be able to ask For information, visit stoughMayor Tim Swadley questions about the latest Stoughton news while sipFoundation Night ping some coffee. For information, call 873-8585 Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge celebrates Foundation Night 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 317 S.

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

700 Hwy. B, Stoughton 873-9353 • e-mail: Sunday: 8 a.m. worship, 9:10 a.m. family exress service, 10:30 a.m. worship

Christ the King Community 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

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

Fulton Church

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

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton 884-8512 • Saturday: 8 a.m. prayer breakfast Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Worship Coffee Fellowship: 9:00 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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Good Shepherd By The Lake Lutheran Church

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

Christian Assembly Church

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

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

LakeView Church

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

Fish Boil Sons of Norway-Mandy Lodge will hold its fall Fish Boil 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at 317 S. Page St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 5-12. Carry outs are available. The menu includes Icelandic cod, potatoes, coleslaw,carrots, onions and cherry dessert. For information, contact Darlene Arneson at arnesonfamily5@gmail. com.

Fall fundraiser The Friends of the Stoughton Public Library will present their Fall Fundraiser Luncheon 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in the lower level of BBG’s, 800 Nygaard St. Advanced tickets are $25 ($30 at the door – limited seating) and are available at the library. The luncheon will feature chocolatier Lisa Nelson of Roots Chocolate. The event begins at 11a.m. with a social hour, followed by lunch at noon, with guest speaker, door prizes and fundraiser raffle drawings. If you require accommodations call 873-4050 in advance. For information visit

Thursday, Oct. 3

• 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m., Oktoberfest celebration, senior center, 873-8585 • 3:30 p.m., Teen Advisory Board meeting, library, 8736281 • 6:30 p.m., Adult Craft Club, library, 873-6281

Friday, Oct. 4

• 1 p.m., First Friday Movie: “Yesterday,” senior center, 873-8585

Saturday, Oct. 5

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Skaalen Craft Fair, Skaalen Chapel, 400 N. Morris St., 873-5651 ext. 7215

Sunday, Oct. 6

• 9 a.m., 175th anniversary service, East Koshkonong Church, 454 East Church Road, 423-3017 • 2 p.m., Yoga, library, 873-6281

Monday, Oct. 7

• 3 p.m., ‘Music Appreciation’ with the The Avanti Piano Trio, Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St., 877-4400 • 7 p.m., Town of Dunkirk Board meeting, Town Hall, 654 Cty. Road N (first and third Mondays of each month)

Tuesday, Oct. 8

• 7-8 p.m., Edvard Grieg Men’s Chorus “Open” rehearsal, Stoughton Opera House 301 E. Main St, Dick Johnston 833-6284 • 7 p.m., Stoughton City Council, Council Chambers/ Public Safety Building, 321 S. Fourth St. (second and fourth Tuesday of the month)

Wednesday, Oct. 9

• 6:30 p.m., Foundation Night, Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St.,

Thursday, Oct. 10

• 1 p.m., Technology and mental health, senior center, 873-8585 • 6:30 p.m., Lunches with Viking annual meeting, Stoughton Youth Center, 567 E. Main St., Seventh Day Baptist Church of Albion

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

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: 9:30 a.m. - Worship

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

Friday, Oct. 11

• 9:30 a.m., Coffee with the Mayor, senior center, 8738585 • 5 p.m., Fish Boil ($15 for adults, $7 children ages 5-12), Sons of Norway Mandt-Lodge, 317 S. Page St.

Saturday, Oct. 12

• 11 a.m., Friends of the Stoughton Public Library Fall Fundraiser ($25 in advance, $30 at the door), BBG’s, 800 Nygaard St. • 1- 5 p.m., Wisconsin Craft Cider Tasting ($35 all you can sample, $5 non-alcoholic samples), Chorus Public House, 154 W. Main St., 235-6832

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

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Being proactive entails creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting for it to happen and then reacting to it. In this context,“proactive”is usuallycontrasted with “reactive,” and we areoften open to the criticism that we should be more proactive. Knowing that your car is having problems, the proactive response would be to make the repairs ahead of time rather thanwaiting for your car to break down on the side of the road. When thinking about the future, it is common for us to worry about events that may or may not happen, and thus we are often “pro-anxious,”when we might be proactive. Anxiety can serve a useful purpose in our lives; it has been aptly described as an alarm which warns us of danger. When we have legitimate anxieties, it is like the smoke alarm telling us that something is burning, but when we have anxiety over nothing, that is like the false alarm when nothing is on fire. When the anxieties are real, it is best to be proactive.When there is nothing we can do about the situation, the biblical advice to “not worry about tomorrow”is appropriate.When there is something we can and should do, we should follow the advice given in Proverbs, and be like the ant who stores up its food forthe winter. –Christopher Simon

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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A perfect pairing Gemini Games combines board games and beer Unified Newspaper Group

What goes best with an hours-long board game battle with your friends – a pale ale or more of a creamy stout? If you enjoy board games and beer (and are old enough), the combinations could be almost endless at Gemini Games, Stoughton’s newest downtown entertainment and shopping destination. Last month, Brianna and Tyler Fero “soft-opened” the part-game lounge, partstore, part-bar, with a grand opening and beer menu unveiling planned for late October. Gemini will offer board games, trading cards, miniatures, dice, books and accessories, along with a still-to-be determined selection of Wisconsin-made beers, ciders and snacks. It’s been a whirlwind of activity for the couple since they moved to Stoughton in 2017. Brianna said they wanted to use some money from the sale of Tyler’s previous business to open a chocolate shop in town, but it “never really worked out right.” Instead, when just the right building opened up at 192 N. Main St., it dawned on them exactly what they wanted to do. “ We ’ve a lwa y s l i ke d playing games, and there’s kind of a niche market here but there isn’t a games shop,” she told the Hub last week. “We had the cash and then we found the building and everything just fell into place really quickly.” Brianna said the couple noticed how trading card games at local retail stores would be constantly running out of supply, and “they never got restocked.” “It was really obvious there was a need for a game shop but nobody opened one,” she said. That quest has seemingly been solved, but there are plenty more adventures awaiting at Gemini Games, where Brianna said so far, there’s been “a lot” of interest in role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) or Magic: The Gathering. And no matter if you’re just starting out; in

Business in brief Stoughton’s Krumholz, 23, on list of top young entrepreneurs What started a few years ago as a project between high school and college friends continues to grow in the business sphere. Stoughton High School and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Endre Krumholz was named to the “Inno Under 25 list,” this month from the tech website Wisconsin Inno. The list, in its second year, is produced to “get a sense of some of the state’s

Gemini Games 192 N. Main St., Stoughton 719-5077 Hours: 2-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 2-11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday fact, that’s preferable. “We’re really into teaching people, so we want to do a lot of ‘learn to play’ situations where people come in and we teach different board games or how to paint miniatures,” she said. “We really want to get (new) people involved.” Gemini Games intends to be more than just a place to learn about and buy games, though. Tyler said the goal is to have an enjoyable gaming experience while you’re there. “It’s pretty tough to be a brick and mortar store competing with the big box stores and Amazon,” he said. “If you want to survive these days, it’s important to offer something other than just a place to shop. That’s where a lot of mom and pop shops tend to thrive; that personal touch and friendliness people come to rely on.” Providing a place for people to come together is the name of the game, so to speak, Tyler said, whether it’s older generations who grew up playing board games, or younger ones into a “retro” experience. “With a lot of these folks, they’re looking for more social experiences than they’ve been getting in the past,” he said. “We live in this very digital world where people are stuck in front of the TV screen or their phones all the time, and when people get out and start doing more social things, playing board games, something tactile, it can be new and really exciting.”

top young entrepreneurs, techies, builders and innovators,” according to a Wisconsin Inno news release. Krumholz, 23, is artist relations director for Live Undiscovered Music (LÜM), a startup that’s built a streaming music platform and social network to help up-and-coming artists grow their fanbase. Since it started in August 2018, the company has raised $1.2 million in funding and grown to over 20,000 users. The app, which restricts big-name artists and instead works to promote local music, was born from a

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Gemini Games co-owner and operator Brianna Fero is excited about the store’s potential to tap into the area’s gaming market. The store is holding a grand opening Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. And while there will be a few big screen TVs showing gaming tournaments and programs (and WiFi for devices), don’t look for too much digital entertainment — the store is “all analog” when it comes to gaming. “We’re all board games or card games,” Tyler said. And soon, they’ll be all-Wisconsin beer and cider, as the couple last week received its class B fermented malt beverage permit to sell by the bottle or tap. Brianna said they’re making final arrangements this week with distributors and are hoping “by the beginning of October we should have everything ready to go.” “When you’re in your house and you have a game night going on, you want to have a beer and chill,” she said. “We want to really focus on Wisconsin-made products.” And the store’s hours reflect its more social aspects, with no morning hours and open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

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“We’re going to be open on the later end, because it’s more of a nighttime entertainment thing,” she said. “But we do have after

school things for kids, like “We’re just really excited playing D&D every Tues- to be a part of the commuday, so we really look for- nity.” ward to seeing how their adventure goes.

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Vikings making waves MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

After Monroe/New Glarus swept the top three spots in the 100-yard backstroke and 100 breaststroke to tie Stoughton, Vikings junior Sofia Bormett knew what was on the line going into the dual’s final event – the 400 freestyle relay. The Vikings took first and third in the 400 free relay to edge the Cheesemakers 88-82 at home. “We were all really tired at the end,” Bormett said, “but when we are close to winning or when it’s tied, our energy and spirit goes up and we are ready to race. We knew our relays were stacked and we knew we could pull it out and win it.” Stoughton improved to 4-1-1 in Badger South Conference dual meets. Photos by Mark Nesbitt The Vikings also won the Eagle Stoughton junior Savy Borroughs won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.97 against Monroe/New Glarus. The Vikings won the home dual 88-82. Jay Invitational on Saturday, Sept. year in the 200 freestyle, doesn’t backstroke (1:04.45). 28, in Jefferson. always swim the 500 free, but she Savy Borroughs won the 50 free Stoughton 88, has for her club team and usual- (25.42) and took third in the 100 ly does a couple times during the free (56.42). Freshman Aly SchaeMonroe/New Glarus 82 high school season. fer took first in the 500 free (5:54) Bormett and classmates Savy “It’s a lot harder and totally dif- and second in the 100 butterfly Borroughs and Ava Schigur ferent than my normal events,” (1:06.46). teamed with freshman Lillian TalBormett said of the 500 free. Bormett, Savy Borroughs, Aly bert to win the 400 free relay with “When I do swim in a race, I Schaefer and Schigur won the a time of 3:44.93, 6.6 seconds always push and do my best.” 200 medley relay with a time of ahead of the Cheesemakers. The Savy Borroughs finished first in 1:56.54. The Vikings’ 200 free Vikings’ third-place 400 free relay the 50 free (25.56) and 100 free relay team of Bormett, Savy team of juniors Evelyn Schaefer (56.97). She also teamed with Borroughs, Talbert and Schigand Emma Lovell and sophomores Bormett, Schigur and Talbert to ur claimed first with a time of Cora Borroughs and Melaine win the 200 free relay in 1:44.21. 1:44.12. Schigur took first in the 100 butRegan sealed the victory with a Talbert finished second in the terfly with a time of 1:02.23. time of 4:12.94. 50 free (26.67) and third in the “We just needed that 400 Stoughton junior Sofia Bormett won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 100 butterfly (1:10.13). Evelyn Eagle Jay Invitational free relay team to do what we 2:01.67 against Monroe/New Glarus on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Schaefer placed second in the 500 knew they could do,” Stoughton Stoughton earned a spot on the free (5:59.40), and Regan took to put some other people in dis- podium in 10 of 11 events en route third in the 200 individual medley co-coach Kristine Schoen said. (2:01.67) and 500 free (5:24.98). “We knew they (Monroe/New tance events like the 200 and 500 to the team title with 527 points. “That is what we were expecting. (2:26.17). We knew if they swam their best Glarus) were really strong in (free).” Talbert, Regan, Aly Schaefer Bormett won the 200-yard Bormett, who became the pro- freestyle with a time of 2:01.12, and Evelyn Schaefer took second distance,” Schoen said, “so we they would win it.” Bormett also won the 200 free changed up our normal routine gram’s first state champion last and finished second in the 100 in the 400 free relay (3:58.81).


Milton storms back, stuns Stoughton in double overtime ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton dominated the first half of its home game against Milton on Friday, Sept. 27, but the Red Hawks capped a thrilling comeback with a touchdown in double overtime to beat the Vikings 28-21 at Collins Field. Milton improved to 6-0 overall and stayed atop the Badger South Conference with a 4-0 league record. Stoughton fell to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference. The game did not start until 8:30 p.m. after an hour-and-a-half-long weather delay. Milton’s Dane Nelson caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Evan Jordahl on fourth-and-3 in the second overtime, and the Red Photo by Adam Feiner Hawks’ defense batted Stoughton right tackle Tony Hohol (62) blocks Milton defensive end Luke Hessenauer during down three passes on the the second quarter of their Badger South Conference game at Collins Field on Friday, Sept. 27. ensuing possession to end The Red Hawks beat the Vikings 28-21 in double overtime. the game.

“I want to give credit to Coach (Rodney) Wedig. That’s a big, physical team that got down two scores and didn’t panic,” Stoughton coach Dan Prahl said. “I credit their kids for playing hard and sticking to what they do best. They made plays down the stretch and we didn’t. That’s what it came down to.” The Vikings finished with nine penalties for 85 yards, with five infractions in the second half to Milton’s zero. “We kept making it harder on ourselves as the game went on,” Prahl said. “Those little things kept adding up.” Stoughton’s Adam Hobson scored a 25-yard rushing touchdown on the first play of the first overtime. The senior quarterback ran through a gaping hole in the middle of the field after faking a handoff to Quinn Arnott. “That’s a play we’ve had a ton of success with in

the last few weeks, but we hadn’t run it all game,” Hobson said. “With Quinn’s success and what the defense was showing, we knew we’d have the right read.” Milton responded with a 13-yard touchdown reception by Jerry Jones. The Vikings turned the ball over on downs at the Milton 3-yard line to start the second half, and the Red Hawks responded with a 16-play, 97-yard scoring drive. Milton converted four third downs on the drive, the final a 3-yard touchdown run by Nick Huber on third-and-goal with 10:04 remaining. Jordahl scrambled 46 yards deep into Vikings territory and was late late out of bounds on the ensuing drive, and Huber scored from 5 yards out two plays later to tie the game at 14 with 3:07 left.

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Vikings clipped by Panthers MARK NESBITT Assistant sports editor

Photo by Adam Feiner

Stoughton’s Annika Goetz hits a drop shot during a No. 1 singles match Friday, Sept. 27, at the Badger Conference Tournament at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison.

Halverson advances to Day 2 at Badger Conference Tournament ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton’s Karlie Halverson finished fourth in No. 2 singles at the Badger Conference Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. Halverson, the 3 seed, defeated Portage’s Riley Wood 6-0, 6-2 in the first round and Sauk Prairie’s Gaia Citro 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals on Friday, Sept. 27, to advance to Saturday. She was upset by 10th-seeded Lauren Armstrong of DeForest 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals, and fell to Oregon’s Lauren Gragg 7-6, 7-6 (3) in the thirdplace match. No. 1 singles player Annika Goetz, the 5 seed, beat Baraboo’s Alice Davies 6-0, 6-1 in the first round. She lost to Beaver Dam’s Morgan Nelson 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals. The Vikings’ eighthseeded No. 2 doubles team of Paige Bellefeuille and Morgan Schellin defeated Baraboo’s Ellie Goethel and Rachel Walter 6-3, 6-1 in the first round. Watertown’s top-seeded duo of Hannah Baneck

and Cassidy Wesemann beat Bellefeuille and Schellin 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Savannah Strutzel, the 12 seed in the No. 3 singles bracket, lost to DeForest’s Samantha Schaeffer 3-6, 6-0, 10-4 in the first round. Fourth-seeded No. 4 singles player Zosia Dedie was upset in the first round by Madison Edgewood’s Samantha Buchner (6-4, 6-2). Stoughton’s No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Nisius and Katie Zacharias, the 9 seed, lost in the first round to Oregon’s Anna Donovan and Gianna Schulz 6-1, 1-6, 10-7. The Vikings’ 15th-seeded No. 3 doubles team of Elizabeth Balthazar and Fiona Prechel were unable to spring a first-round upset on Edgewood’s Sarah Dunn and Maeve Shannahan (6-1, 6-2).

Verona 6, Stoughton 1 The Vikings fell to the Wildcats in the Badger/Big Eight Challenge finale for both teams on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Balthazar and Prechel won their No. 3 doubles match 6-4, 6-4.

The Stoughton volleyball team is searching for consistency after its 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, 15-9 road loss to Badger South Conference rival Oregon on Thursday, Sept. 26. The Vikings were plagued by 17 service errors and hitting miscues throughout the match. Stoughton (10-25, 1-5 Badger South) overcame six service errors to win the fourth set. “We got in those big ruts because of serve receive,” Vikings coach Rachael Gierhart said. “We just can’t bounce back after them. We need to have the mental strength to stay above and not hit those highs and lows in the game.” The Panthers raced out to a 7-3 lead in the decisive fifth set, while the Vikings struggled with serve receive. “In the fourth set, we did

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Stoughton’s Paige Schuttemeier spikes the ball against Oregon on Thursday, Sept. 26. The Vikings lost in five sets. nothing but miss serves and we still won,” Gierhart said. “It was just the consistency through all of our skills in all five sets. Our big hitters felt the pressure of the fifth

set and couldn’t put the ball away.” Oregon jumped out to a 5-1 lead to start the match, but couldn’t maintain its advantage. A pair of service

errors helped the Vikings take a 22-18 lead. Abby Lewis slammed a kill to cap the set. “My middles were putting the ball way every time they touched it in the first four games,” Gierhart said. “We need to get them the ball more in serve receive and utilize them in free balls so we can get them the ball almost every time.” The Panthers bounced back to win the next two sets. The Vikings had a service error at the end of the second, and Oregon’s Emma Swenson slammed a kill to end the third. Stoughton senior Veronica Ewald had a team-high 10 kills. Fellow senior Kat Eugster delivered nine kills and four aces. Junior setter Greta Nashold racked up 22 assists, while senior libero Aspen Alexander had nine digs for the Vikings. Lizzie Moe had a team-high six aces. Amber Hodkiewicz added two blocks.

Prep roundup

Jenny cracks top-20 in stacked field at Midwest Invite ADAM FEINER Sports editor

Stoughton girls cross country senior Grace Jenny finished 18th out of 238 runners with a time of 19:40.2 in the Midwest Invitational at Janesville’s Blackhawk Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 28. Junior Gina Owen took 90th (21:11.6), senior Molly Olstad was 115th (21:41.1), and sophomore Hannah Lawrence rounded

out the Vikings’ lineup in 139th (21:54). Illinois powerhouse Hinsdale Central won the team title with 85 points. Sun Prairie’s Katie Kopotic won the individual title with a time of 18:35.5, just .2 second ahead of Hinsdale Central’s Emma Watcke. Sophomores Jayden Zywicki 53rd, 17:00) and Colton Hansen (61st, 17:05.1) paced Stoughton’s boys cross country team at the Midwest Invitational.

Junior Christian Smith took 87th with a time of 17:22.1, while seniors Gavin Model (97th, 17:29.4) and Jack Albert (138th, 17:51.1) rounded out the Vikings’ counting times. J u n i o r s A l e x Wi c k s (147th, 18:01) and Cade Millam (162nd, 18:09.1) also competed for Stoughton in the 274-runner field. The Vikings finished 15th out of 40 teams with 431 points. Madison LaFollette

(106) edged Green Bay Preble (112) for the team title. Oconomowoc’s Alex Vance won the individual title with a time of 15:28.8.

Boys soccer Stoughton went on the road and lost to DeForest 2-1 in a Badger Conference crossover game. Vikings striker Derek Karlen scored unassisted in the 46th minute to tie the game at 1. Steven Benoy finished with seven saves.

Football: Vikings unable to salt away Badger South victory Continued from page 8 A 37-yard catch and run by Nathan Hutchinson set Stoughton up at the Milton 18 with 16 seconds left, but Jayce Rocha intercepted Hobson at the 1-yard line

with five seconds left. Arnott racked up 110 yards of offense in the first quarter, including a 56-yard touchdown burst through the right side on the first possession of the game. “I had some encouraging

words for the linemen, and it’s easy for me to run behind those big pads,” Arnott said. “It all starts with them up front.” Hutcherson returned a punt 43 yards to set up the Vikings’ next score –

a quarterback sneak from a yard out by Hobson with 1:09 left in the first half. Stoughton will travel to Watertown on Friday. The Goslings (5-1, 3-1 Badger South) are coming off a 49-7 win over Fort Atkinson.

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Bartlett, Sid Boersma, Phil Caravello, Ozzie Doom, Ben Heili, Regina Hirsch, Greg Jenson, Jean Ligocki, Tom Majewski, Lisa Reeves, Timothy Riley, and Brett Schumacher CALL TO ORDER Roll Call, Communications, and Presentations: Mayor Swadley called the meeting to order at 7:14 p.m. Clerk Licht called roll and noted that there were 12 alders present. Minutes and Reports: Public Safety (7/24/19); CACP (8/6/19); Finance (8/13/19) Public Comment Period: CONSENT AGENDA A. August 27, 2019 Council Minutes B. R-134-2019- Authorizing and directing the proper City official (s) to issue Operator Licenses to various applicants Motion by Jenson, second by Heili to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried 12-0. OLD BUSINESS NEW BUSINESS R-135-2019- Resolution Providing for the Sale of Approximately $1,900,000 Waterworks System Mortgage Revenue Bonds Motion by Schumacher, second by Jenson to approve R-135-2019. Motion carried 12-0. R- 136-2019- Authorizing the City of Stoughton Finance Department to create a garbage and recycling service special revenue fund (Refuse Fund) Motion by Schumacher, second by Riley to approved R-136-2019. Motion carried 12-0. R-137-2019- Resolution approving an Affordable Housing Extension through Tax Increment District No. 3 to Benefit Affordable Housing and Improve Housing Stock within the City of Stoughton Motion by Schumacher, second by Hirsch to approve R-137-2019. Motion carried 12-0.

Discussion and possible action regarding John’s Disposal Contract Amendment Motion by Schumacher, second by Riley to approve the contract amendment contingent upon attorney review. Director Hebert and the Johns Disposal presented the changes. Motion carried 12-0. R-138-2019- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to approve a Temporary Class “B” Beer and “Class B” Wine Retailers License and Special Event License to the Partners of Stoughton Hospital for the Resytle, Repurpose, and Recycle Event Motion by Jenson, second by Reeves to approve R-138-2019. Motion carried 11-0 with Boersma abstaining. R-139-2019- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to approve a Temporary Class “B” Beer and “Class B” wine Retailers License and Special Event License to Relay for Life for the Home Tour Opening Gala Motion by Jenson, second Riley Authorizing and directing the proper City Official(s) to approve R-139-2019. Motion carried 11-1 with Boersma voting ‘no’. R-140-2019- Authorizing and directing the proper City Official (s) to approve a Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License to Gemini Games, LLC. d/b/a Gemini Games, Brianna Fero, Agent, located at 193 W Main St. Motion by Jenson, second by Riley R-140-2019. Motion carried 12-0. R-141-2019- Authorizing and directing the proper City Officials (s) to amend the fees associated with the building use policy Motion by Ligocki, second by Riley to approve R-141-2019. Motion by Heili, second by Schumacher, to take out the ½ hour before and ½ after language. Motion carried 11-1 with Boersma voting no. Original motion carried 11-1 with Boersma voting no. R-142-2019- Authorizing Disposal

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Clinic: New services provide broad, better care for patients ‘Regardless of the ability to pay, we are only as healthy as the people that live in our community partnerships. DeGroot, who is a procommunity.’ Continued from page 1

fessor at Edgewood College in the School of Nursing, secured a partnership with their business and nursing students. This semester, roughly 33 students will be working at the clinic for direct patient care, and business students will develop a 12-18 month strategic plan as part of their semester project. DeGroot is working with colleges to provide femalebased care such as breast examines, questions about menopause, contraceptive, STI screening and pelvic exams. Currently, the clinic is open 5-8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday and to patients with little to no insurance. Board member Dr. Richard Albright, who will work with a team to perform dental services like evaluations, cleanings, fluorides and sealants on children 1-5 years old, said his dream would be for the clinic to be open every day for people who need it. However, with the upcoming changes, the board has decided to address new hours in the future.

‘Feel as if it was a regular clinic’ The current FHC location at 1116 Ridge St. is a home owned by Skaalen Retirement services which has donated the space, free of charge for the past 11 years. Rowin-Tippit said board

Gladys Johnson

Gladys Johnson

Gladys Johnson, age 77, of Stoughton and formerly of Edgerton and Camp Douglas, passed away on

– Tina DeGroot, Advanced Practice Clinician at the Free Health Clinic members are grateful for the previous space, but it served its purpose and now they are excited to expand. “(The new space) will help us give us more state of the art care,” Rowin-Tippit said. “When these patients come to the clinic, they’re going to feel just as if it was a regular clinic instead of a home.” The exam rooms will provide privacy to the patients and the reception area provides a space to store patient records. The clinic was previously the office of Dr. Frank Nichols, Dr. Walter Moritz and Dr. David Grout, who used the space in the 1980s. Two of the doctors have since died, and their wives have donated the space to the FHC. It has not been used since 2016, and needs new carpet, new toilets, paint and a thorough cleaning. Volunteers from places such as Cummins, Urso Brothers and Edgewood College students held two volunteer days in September to help with the renovations. “It’s those people, with their generous support, that are going to help us do it right,” Rowin-Tippit said. The move provides a more clinic like atmosphere and is a better fit to serve

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on Dec. 16, 1941, in Cutler, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Mucha) Waltemath. Gladys attended Monticello High School. She married the love of her life Paul Johnson on Feb. 21, 1959. Gladys worked at Nunn Bush Shoes in Edgerton and then as a cook at Thal-Acres where she was known for her macaroni casserole and her “Watergate Cake”. Gladys loved a good garage sale and a hot slot machine. She was also a very

the community of patients, DeGroot said. The clinic is located near the Brick House Motel, which is often used as temporary housing for people who are experiencing homelessness and there are a number of affordable housing units in the area, DeGroot said. The clinic is close to C o u n t y H w y. N w h i c h makes it accessible to the seven other communities the clinic serves: Evansville, Oregon, McFarland, Brooklyn, Cambridge, D e e r fi e l d a n d C o t t a g e Grove.

Collaboration expands services Currently, patients can get lab work, X-rays, blood pressure readings and reduced rate on prescriptions. All those services will continue, but board members want more. DeGroot said the partnership with Edgewood College will provide the extra bodies the FHC needs to run the new services and it’s a great opportunity for nursing students to treat patients without all the fancy equipment in high tech hospitals. Rowin-Tippit said she hopes the business students will be able to help with

a c t iv e m e m b e r o f S t . Peter’s Lutheran Church in Shennington, Wisconsin. Gladys made 100’s of quilts for family members and Lutheran World Relief. She would include them in care kits that were sent to areas in need around the world. Gladys is survived by her daughter, Laura de Sa e Silva; sons, Tony Johnson (Marian Schmidt), Tom (Nada) Johnson and Randy Johnson; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and stepbrother, Reno (Connie) Tonsi. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Paul.

visibility. She believes one of their biggest problems with low patient numbers is simply because people don’t know about the services. “It’s a partnership that is a win-win for all of us,” Rowin-Tippit said. Albright, a family dentist who owned a practiced in Stoughton for more than 35 years said he often saw kindergarteners who had never seen a dentist before. “After years of seeing people come in with problems because of lack of information and improper home care – it is really disheartening and (early detection) can make a difference in the lives of future children,” Albright said. From there, if children need more extensive care, Albright will refer children to volunteer dentists and specialist in the southwest Dane County area. A s a b o a r d m e m b e r, Albright said the new services will provide broader and better care in a facility that meets the needs of the patients. After the generous donations of time and money from community members, the expansion is possible. “In the years I’ve lived here, this community is known for taking care of its own,” Albright said. “Stoughton does a very good job of taking care of those in need. We are pretty proud to be here.” Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie.krumme@

A g r av e s i d e s e r v i c e will be held at St. John’s Cemetery, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, with the Rev. Jeff Ruetten presiding. Visitation will be held at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral and Cremation Care, 1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Online condolences may be made at



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THIRTY HOLSTEIN heifers, 250-300 lbs, $235 each. 30 Holstein heifers, average 400 lbs, $335 each. 56 Holstein heifers, average 550 lbs, $400 each. 608-482-4534. WANTED: CONSIGNORS for the upcoming PAPA Alliance Black hided Feeder Calf and Yearling sales at Bloomington Livestock Exchange, Bloomington, WI. Sale dates are November 1, December 6 and January 3. Call and get on the early listings for whichever sale works best for you. No dairy crosses. All new on November 15 PAPA Alliance is sponsoring its first red hided sale for Red Angus and Hereford and all other red calves and yearlings. Take advantage of this all new sale specifically for red hided cattle. For information contact Greg May 608-574-0719 or BLE 608-994-2020. WEANED AND started beef cross calves, $275-$300 each. 21 Holstein steers, average 475 lbs, $400 each. Ten 300 pound Holstein steers, $275 each. 608-482-4534.

Farm FRITZ BARN PAINTING SUPER FALL SPECIAL! Rusty roofs, alumakote and zinc. Free-estimate. 608221-3510. 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.

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VOLUNTEER NEEDED to work on non-profit projects to increase connection between families and family members in WI prisons. Email interest to

Sloan Implement at our Mt. Horeb, WI location is currently looking for energetic employees who have a passion for mechanics and a desire to learn. If you are interested in a service technician apprentice program, please apply online at or call 608-437-5501. Sloan Implement is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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N. EDGE OF STOUGHTON. TAKE HWY. ‘B’ EAST OF RT. 51 TO WILLIAMS DR., THEN N. Large 2-Ring Auction! Collector International Farm Tractors & Implement Collection: McCormick-Farmall 130 & Cub, 1975 IH Cub & Others, IH 354 Utility & 504, IH Cub Lo-Boy 154 Tractors. Implements: McCormick No. 194 1-Row Corn Planter, IH No. 184 1-Bottom Fast Hitch Plow, 100 Ground Driven Manure Spreader, No. 9 Horse Drawn 5 ft. Sickle Mower, 1-Bottom Quck Hitch Plow on Steel, Cub 5 ft. Fast Hitch Disc-5 ft. Belly Mower- 4' Roll-A-Vator, More Implements & Related. 1971 IH Scout 800 AWD Truck, Also IH 800 w/Full Cab, Needs Restoring. Vintage Lawn Tractors: John Deere ‘Patio’ 14L-Cub Cadet-Gravely-Simplicity-Attachments. Machine Shop Equipment: Tree Vertical Mill-Metal Lathes-Precision Instruments, Welders, Metal Working & Shop Equipment, Industrial, Mechanic & Power Tools; 2000 Pronovost Model T-503 Hyd. Dump & Ben-Her Vintage Trailers; Wisconsin 5-8D Air Cooled Gas Engine; PPV People Powered Vehicle; Lawn & Garden; Farm Toy Collection; Antiques & Collectibles; Antique Furniture; 1882 Spinning Wheel; Artwork; Primitives; Lighting; Advertising & Signs; License Plate Collection; Vintage Toys; Musical & Electronics; Bicycles; Books; Sterling; Jewelry; Glassware; Military; Farm Literature & Primitives; Petroleum; Old Animal Traps; Household Furnishings; Much More! Note: Auction will Begin with Tools & Shop Equipment. Tractors-IH Parts & Vehicles will Sell in a 2nd Auction Ring at 11:00 A.M. Please log-on or Call for Complete Listing & Color Photo!


Greg & Swan Hachmeister, Auctioneers

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Sporting Goods Wanted to Buy or Trade GUN SHOW: October 4-6, Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders WANTED FREON R12: We pay CA$H. R12 R500 R11 ConveClub Road, Onalaska, WI. Fri 3-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am- nient, Certified Professionals (312) 291-9169 RefrigerantFind3pm. $7 (Under 14 FREE) 608-752-6677 www.bobandrocco. com adno=109556


PRESCHOOL TEACHER AIDE – HEAD START Located in Stoughton – Head Start 40 hours a week - School Year Position

Sloan Implement is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sloan Implement at our Mt. Horeb, WI location is currently looking for an experienced Service Technician to perform advanced diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned agricultural. For all job duties, requirements, and to see our full-time benefit package, please go online to If you are interested and qualified for the position, please apply online at www. or in person at the store. Sloan Implement is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Sloan Implement at our Mt. Horeb location is currently looking for a Lawn and Garden Service Technician 1 to perform basic diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer-owned turf equipment. The qualified candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, possess a valid drivers license and have an excellent driving history as well as have the ability to perform basic repairs and required maintenance using special tools and equipment. For additional job duties, requirements, and to see our full-time benefit package, please go online to If you are interested and qualified for the position, please apply online at


• Assist the Teacher with children in individual and small group activities and with children with special needs; completing developmental assessments and setting appropriate goals for each enrolled • Escort children to and from their homes and assure the safety of the children being transported • Attend and participate in weekly center team meetings and assist in planning/ preparing activities and setting goals; assist the Teacher in organizing, maintaining, and cleaning classroom equipment • Sit with the children at mealtime; model good eating habits; and encourages language development • High school diploma or GED; Must be at least 18 years of age • Knowledge of quantity food preparation, equipment, and sanitation methods is desirable • Experience working with young children and low-income families • Complete a state-approved Introduction to Child Care course within 6 months of hire


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Child care: Partner fell through in August Continued from page 1 Littlegreen to provide care at all the buildings, pending state licensure — but the business informed the district in mid-August they were not able to get the license. District officials estimated around a dozen families at each school could be affected. “We had a good winwin situation and unfortunately that didn’t pan out,” Onsager said. “This close to the start of school, it’s too late to find another partner too late to put in a program of our own.” The underlying problem for childcare centers, he said, is making enough money to be cost-neutral, “especially when you consider some families are saying they would need scholarship or they can’t afford the full price.” “That’s what more and more districts are running into,” Onsager said. “How do you do that balance?

What we’re finding is the for-profit and non-profits are having a tough time getting enough paid families in order to sustain and offer scholarships for families who can’t afford it.” In the meantime, Onsager said district staff will keep looking for options with both types of child care centers to provide some choices for families. “We’re not looking to make a profit from them u s i n g o u r bu i l d i n g s ,” Onsager said. “Some of our families are looking for consistency, something everyday after school (or) when schools are not in session. But when school’s not in session or a snow day, we don’t have the staff, so there’s a lot of different nuances we need to discuss.” Email Unified Newspaper Group reporter Scott De Laruelle at

KPW: Development has 195 housing units, senior living, park Continued from page 1 but the council was not comfortable with the sum. Phase 1, which included the Walmart Supercenter, got a separate TIF funding in 2015 after two years of controversy, including a referendum in which the majority of voters said they did not want the development and did not want the city to help pay for it. “It would be great if we could proceed forward with the development not seeking any TIF at all – unfortunately that is not the case,” FDG representative Ron Henshue said at the Sept. 24 meeting. “This development, for a variety of reasons, requires some assistance. We’ve worked hard to try to get it to as low a level as possible.” The phase 2 project area is adjacent to the north and west to the commercial center at the intersection of Hwy. 138 and U.S. Hwy. 51 and is planned for 195 housing units, along with new parks and roads. Phase 2 also features

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Kettle Park West, as seen in September 2019, includes a commercial center on the southeast corner and a senior residential facility, and developers are planning a housing subdivision further west, behind the kettle pond. Kettle Park Senior Living, 2600 Jackson St., which is set to open Sunday, Oct. 6, and a planned hotel that has been approved has not yet begun construction. To help finance the entire KPW planning area, the city created the 140-acre TID 7 in 2014, which must close by 2035. Any TIF assistance for phase 2 would be on a “payas-you-go” plan, Friedl told

the council at the Sept. 24 meeting. That means the city would not have to pay anything until the increment is available from increased taxes collected on the site. Under the proposed developer agreement presented Sept. 24, increment would first go toward paying off city administrative costs, phase 1 debt and the cost of road improvements on Oak Opening Drive and Deer

Point Drive FDG would receive any TID 7 funds from phase 2. FDG would also be responsible for all on-site public improvements for phase 2, including roads, sidewalks and buildings, under the agreement. The proposal also included a “lookback provision” in which the city would reserve the right to inspect the developer’s internal rate of return to make sure it did not earn more than initially stated. An initial estimate of FDG’s rate of return included in the council packet is 12.5 percent. A city analysis in the packet said that meets the “but for” test, which means the developer would not be able to complete the project without the city’s tax increment. KPW phase 2 cannot commence until the state Department of Transportation completes a roundabout at the intersection of Roby Road and Hwy. 51. Construction for the roundabout is projected for 2021.

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1 Minimum $25,000 new money to Summit Credit Union required. After the 12-month introductory period from the account opening to October 31, 2020, the rate will revert to the current posted rates on Summit’s Money Market Plus account. Example given is based on $25,000. The exact APY you earn over the first year may differ depending on your balance and the rate paid on the Money Market Plus account after your first year, which is subject to change periodically. Fees may reduce earnings on account. The current tiers and ongoing rates on Money Market Plus as of September 13, 2019 are $100,000+ 0.25% APY, $50,000-$99,999 0.25% APY, $25,000-$49,999 0.25% APY, $10,000-$24,999 0.20% APY, $2,500- $9,999 0.15% APY, $0-$2,499 0.10% APY. Minimum balance to earn APY on Money Market Plus is $2,500. 2 APY is Annual Percentage Yield. Offer expires October 12, 2019. Advertised introductory rate is available on new Money Market Plus Special accounts only. The introductory rate may not be applied to funds from another Summit Credit Union account. A minimum of $25,000 in new money to Summit Credit Union required to open the account and earn the introductory rate. 3 Source: average rate for U.S. Financial Institutions on a $25,000 balance as of September 3, 2019 as calculated by S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global. © Summit Credit Union 2019.


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