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Brodhead sewer payment change

Huntington National Bank of Brodhead will no longer be accepting Brodhead Sewer Payments. This is effective immediately and is a decision made by them. You can still make payments at City Hall (there is a drop box outside if we’re closed), online with credit card at the City of Brodhead website (fees apply), Bank of Brodhead and Sugar River Bank, Brodhead. Please call with any questions 897-4018.

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Rufus awaits his forever home at the Green County Humane Society.

GCHS Pet of the Week

Rufus is five years old, male/altered, an altered male This large, lovely feline is slowly breaking out of his shell and showing his curious, loving nature. Preferring to stay in his kitty-condo, this ginger-tabby likes to examine the world from a distance. Shy, and rather timid, Rufus will let people know if he doesn’t want to be bothered. He does quite enjoy being scratched around the ears and under his chin, though. Rufus is fond of his peace and solitude, but is quite interested in meeting other cats, as long as they are polite and don’t invade his space. With the help of a patient, gentle adopter, this green-eyed cutie will truly become the cuddly cat everyone knows he is.

Check our website at www. for new arrivals of cats and dogs, adoption fees, and upcoming events, etc.

Material Needs For the Dogs: hot dogs, canned dog food, Mounds Dog Power, rawhide retriever sticks, Kongs, Frisbees, tennis balls, peanut butter For the Cats: Kitten Milk (formula), Mounds Purrfect Cat, canned cat food Miscellaneous Supplies: laundry detergent, Dawn Dish Soap, Clorox Bleach, paper towels, stamps, copy paper, hand sanitizer, hand soap Aluminum Cans are a good source of income Thanks so much for donating from the above list.

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Raelyn Mane Menehan.

Birth Announcement

Adam Menehan and Kendra Lenz, Brodhead, announce the birth of their daughter, Raelyn Mane Menehan born Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 2:34 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital, Janesville. She weighted 8 pounds, 4 ounches, and was 20 inches long. Raelyn joins three proud big brothers: Dayton, Braxtyn and Mayson Menehan. Maternal grandparents are Rebecca (Shawn) and Terry and Donette Simonson. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Sandra Menehan. Great grandparents are Thomas and Patricia Simonson, of Orfordville, Deanne and Gordy Smukowski, Wautoma, and Mary Wiesenberg of Brodhead. Remembering our loved ones, Ruth and Donald Coplien, Charles Lenz, Harvey Pribble, Darwin Menehan and Richard Wiesenberg.

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Thank you from the family of Patricia Braun to everyone for their condolences, beautiful cards, kind words, monetary gifts and attendance at Patricia’s visitation/funeral. Her memory will long be remembered by those whose lives she touched. A special thank you to Cal Schaver for his comforting message, to Dan and Blake at the D. L. Newcomer Funeral Home for their kindness and preparation for the visitation and funeral, to Randy Menzel and his staff at Ist Center Floral and Garden Center for the gorgeous floral arrangements and to the women of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the lunch they prepared and served at the church. 308848

Am I up to date? Adults need vaccines too! Join us for a Q&A session with a doctor from Monroe Clinic to discuss what vaccines you need, why they are important and where you can get them. Thursday, March 15th 1:00 pm—2:00 pm Behring Senior Center, Monroe WI Call the ADRC to register today! 608.328.9385


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DNR announces updated CWD response plan be the guide for CWD response and management over the next five years. Implementation of the plan as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s Chronic Wasting Disease Initiative has already begun. Among the key points in the plan is the work of County Deer Advisory Councils and local communities. The citizen based CDACs set the deer population goals for their counties, which is an important factor in those counties where CWD has been detected.

“We can’t emphasize enough the importance of the work carried out by the County Deer Advisory Councils, hunters and citizens,” said DNR Secretary Dan Meyer. “They know more about the deer herd in their counties than anyone and their contribution is a valuable tool in addressing CWD.” When a detection is found in a new area, DNR in collaboration with the CDAC and local landowners will launch a rapid response Citizen Advisory Team to determine the extent

Wisconsin libraries checked out 4.5 million titles in 2017

The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium announced that readers borrowed over 4.25 million digital books through its OverDrive-powered Wisconsin’s Digital Library in 2017, a new record. With an ever-expanding digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks, Wisconsin’s Digital Library experienced year-over-year growth of 6.9 percent from 2016 as they joined the “Million Checkout Club” of 58 libraries worldwide. Wisconsin Public Library Consortium launched Wisconsin’s Digital Library in 2005, providing readers 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks. Reader interest and usage has grown every year since. Rock County Public Libraries proudly promote the use of Wisconsin’s Digital Library (WDL) and offer help for patrons wishing to use either the Libby app or OverDrive app to access the eBooks and eAudiobooks available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library. Information on these apps is available online at

apps.html or speak to a librarian about scheduling a oneon-one or group help session–various opportunities are available around the county. The top 5 titles readers borrowed through Wisconsin Public Library Consortium’s OverDrive-powered digital collection in 2017 were: 1. The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins 2. The Whistler, John Grisham 3. Turbo Twenty-Three, Janet Evanovich 4. Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult 5. Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty Readers just need a valid library card to access digital books from Wisconsin’s Digital Library. Readers may use any major device, including Apple(R), Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle(R) (U.S. only). Visit https:// or download the Libby app to get started and borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere.

Green County herds recognized for milk quality are used by the cow’s immune system to fight infections, a low number of these cells in the cow’s milk are an indicator of healthy and infection free udders and higher quality milk. Conversely, a high SCC number indicates that at least one or more quarters in the udder has an infection. Dairy operations must be able to meet the task every day of producing a high quality product. The Green County average SCC for all DHI herds on test in 2017 was 215,000 cells per milliliter. The top three DHI herds in both the small herd category and the large herd category are being recognized for having the lowest herd linear score somatic cells counts for Green County dairy herds in 2017. The top 3 herds are presented with certificates and the top herd in each size category also receives a large aluminum milk house

sign sponsored by the Green County Milk Quality Council. Top honors in the small herd category (115 cows or less) went to Shantell Holsteins operated by Larry and Linda Disch of New Glarus. They milk 42 cows and had a weighted somatic cell count (SCC) of 56,000/ml. and a linear score of 1.3. Second place in the small herd division went to High Road Dairy, Monroe, and third place to Jeff and Kate Hendrickson, Belleville. Gaining top honors in the large herd division (100 cows or more) was Binders Holstein and Brown Swiss of Monticello. Their herd of 134 cows had a weighted average SCC of 55,000/ml. and a linear score of 1.3 for 2017. Second place in the large herd division went to went to Rollin Green Dairy, Brooklyn, and third place went to Valley Mead, Monticello.

Brodhead Historical Society searching for oral history interview subjects Through recent generous dona- erations. To help think of topics, here tions from our members and commu- are a few ideas for subject matter: nity residents, the Brodhead HistoriEarly Memories cal Society has been able to purchase Family Matters high quality video and audio equipSiblings ment. Play These will be used to record peoElementary and Middle School ple’s talks on reflections of the past, Family Vacations including personal experiences and Clubs anecdotes, recollections of events, High School Brodhead area culture, and local and College family traditions. First Job Having these documented memCareer Choices & Jobs ories and stories will bring the past Community to life in the present, and give vivid Children & Parenthood images and more details of people, Weekends places, and events. Turning Points In addition, these recollections can Retirement help us all learn about the living traGrandchildren ditions — the foods and their prepaHolidays, Parties, Gifts ration, celebrations, customs, music, Sweet Memories occupations, and skills — that are a Clothes vital part of daily experience. These Travel stories, memories, and traditions are powerful expressions of community life and values. We are ready to begin capturing these stories. Holly Everson and Jaine Winters are among the volunteers to who could come to your home, or meet you at the library in a small room for a recording session. There will be a minimum of fuss and bother with the equipment, allowing the experience to be more like a visit than a performance or scripted talk. 1013 16th Avenue Begin by thinking of what stories Monroe, WI you’d like to share with future gen-

Places Lived, Homes Cars and Vehicles Sports and Outdoor Activities Arts and Creativity Music and Dancing Health Food Movies and TV Books Ancestry and Lineage Life Records and Other Documents Special Things & Family Heirlooms Military Service Collections If someone from Brodhead Historical Society contacts you to see if you’d like to share your recollections for an Oral History recording, we sincerely hope you’ll consider helping us gather and save these treasured memories and information.

for their own piece of mind but to help us track the disease. Realizing that deer carcass movement around the state and carcass disposal practices may play a role in the spread of CWD, there will be increased efforts to make hunters aware of the risks of moving carcasses from CWD positive counties to other counties where CWD has not been reported. Proper carcass disposal will also be stressed. New information on proper disposal can be found on the DNR website, dnr., by searching for “deer carcass disposal sites.” DATCP, which has authority over deer farms, is working closely with stakeholders to address biosecurity measures through rule language that will result in enhanced fencing requirements at game farms where a CWD positive has been found. There is no single solution to eradicating CWD but it will take a collaborative effort of state agencies, Conservation Congress, CDACs, hunters and the public to better manage it. Find out more about this updated CWD Response plan by going to the DNR website,, and search keywords “CWD Response Plan.”

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Green County dairy producers are well recognized for producing the high quality milk that results in the production of some of the finest cheese in the world. Dairy farms are unique because efforts to produce a high quality product must occur every day. The success of our dairy industry has been built on the consumers’ confidence in the quality of our dairy products. The top Green County dairy herds will be recognized at the upcoming Annual Green County DHI Membership Luncheon for producing high quality milk based on their somatic cell count (SCC) levels. Production of high quality milk is dependent upon maintaining excellent hygienic standards. Somatic cell counts are actually a count of the number of white blood cells present in a cow’s udder. Since white blood cells

of CWD, share the information widely, and collectively determine the appropriate response. Team members will host citizen-based informational meetings in several locations in the county. They will go “door-to-door” visiting landowners within a 2-mile radius of the positive detection to help develop and promote voluntary landowner surveillance testing permits, encourage the reporting of “sick deer” at the local level, and educate landowners on the current feeding and baiting regulations. This approach was first used after the 2011 CWD discovery in Washburn County where there hasn’t been a positive CWD detection since. The same idea is now being deployed in Lincoln County where the first case of CWD was announced in January. Hunters play a vital role in tracking and managing the disease. The updated plan calls for making more CWD sampling opportunities available to hunters through sampling kiosks around the state and making more hunters aware of self-sampling testing kits. The department will continue to encourage hunters to get their harvested deer tested not only

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 -Blood Drive noon to 5 p.m. *MS Boys basketball v Barneveld 5 p.m. *H.S. Softball parent/player meeting 7 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 9 -PTO open gym 6 to 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 10 No events scheduled SUNDAY, MARCH 11 *H.S. Softball Open Gym 1 to 3 p.m. MONDAY, MARCH 12 *HS Softball practice begins *MS Boys basketball v Argyle 5 p.m. *School Board meeting 7 to 9 p.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 13 -ASVAB *MS Boys Basketball at Black Hawk 5 p.m. *PTO meeting WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 *Early Release for students 2:29 p.m. -Big Brothers/Big Sisters -Adult Open Gym 7 to 9 p.m. * Denotes Albany School program. For more information, please call 608-862-3225. - Denotes an Albany Community Center event. For more information, please visit the Albany Community Center page on Facebook or call 608-862-2488.


Increased surveillance, increased sampling, carcass movement restrictions and local community involvement are just some the goals outlined in the recently updated Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources CWD Response Plan. The updated plan, the result of a collaborative effort between DNR, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and key stakeholders, will


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Behring Senior Center activities for March Veteran’s Monthly Breakfast Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Times: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Cost: $2 donation Breakfast is for all Veterans and spouses ages 55 and over. The next breakfast will be the First Wednesday April 4, 2018 Stop Medicare Fraud Seminar and Waffle Lunch Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Time: Noon Cost: $6 for the lunch Don’t let the scam artist steal your healthcare dollars. Also learn how to report Medicare errors. Don’t forget to call 325-3173 to save a seat for you. Quilting Class Date: Tuesdays March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm Instructor: Tereesa Schroeder Cost: $18. Learn what to do with the leftover materials and learn 2 quilt patterns. Call 325-3173 or stop at our front desk

to sign up for classes. Lincoln And The Civil War Date: Tuesday, March 13 Time: 1:30 pm Dave Ehlert portrays Lincoln in this theatrical production. Learn how the Union President fought against slavery. If you would like to hear about Lincoln, please call 325-3173 to reserve you seat. It’s All About The iPad Don’t forget to call 325-3173 at The Behring Senior Center to make arrangements for the class you want to take. Robin will be the instructor. Class #1- iPad Basics Date: March 14th Time: 1:00 to 3:00pm Cost: $12. This class is for beginners who want to learn how to use the iPad. Class #2- iPad Plus Date: April 6 Time: 9:00 to 11:00am Cost: $12. Looking for more info? This is the class for you. Class #3 - Exploring Apple Apps

Juda wins conference math competition The Juda School District Math Team is pleased to announce the results of the 10th Annual Six Rivers East Conference Math Meet held Feb. 21 at Juda High School. Albany, Barneveld, Black Hawk, Monticello, Pecatonica and host school Juda, competed that afternoon representing the Six Rivers East conference. Approximately 220 students competed, attempting over 5,000 math problems. “The meet went great. The volunteers, the teachers at Juda, the teachers from the Six River’s schools just work hard to make the event a success and so do the mathletes,” said Juda math instructor and event organizer Scott Anderson. “Every year, I am impressed with the quality of students.” The math meet was organized into two Levels, Freshmen and Sophomores were Level I and Junior & Seniors were Level II. Top scorers were recognized as 1st team and 2nd team All-Conference at both levels. There was a tie for the meet’s top performer between Hunter Overland of Albany and Taylor Adkins of Juda. Juda led the way placing 17 students in Level I and Level II All-Conference. Juda placed first, Black Hawk second, and Albany third.

EARLY CHILHOOD AND 4K SCREENING Early childhood and 4k screening for children who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2018, will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at the Juda School District. It will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. To keep the day running smoothly, call the Juda School Office at 608-934-5251 to make an appointment. Appointments will last from 30 to 60 minutes. If your child has been previously screened by the Juda School District, you will not need to attend again unless you feel the need to do so. SENIOR OF THE WEEK Dominik Hoppe was born to Michael and Gabriela Hoppe on February 17, 2001. Dominik is a foreign exchange student from Germany who is half German and half Peruvian. His favorite class is gym with Mr. Mansfield, and he enjoys playing basketball and soccer after school. After high school, Dominik plans to go to college either in Germany or the US. SOFTBALL There will be a mandatory parent/ player meeting on March 8 in the cafeteria at Juda school. In this meeting, practice times and the schedule will be discussed. The first softball practice will be March 12 after school. The softball apparel will be delivered in 2 to 3 weeks. Thank you for supporting Juda-Albany softball. READ ACROSS AMERICA Read Across America Day was a successful day. They enjoyed their pizza while they listened to guest readers. The elementary students had a blast reading all day.

Date: April 23 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 Cost: $12.00 This class is for iPad only. We are going to view several different fee apps in the Apple Store that can be used with your iPad. Craig Siemsen Performs “Route 66” Date: Tuesday March 20th Time: 1:30pm Call 325-3173 to reserve a seat. Featuring mostly popular songs and stories from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. Do I Matter - By Speaker Mary Helen Conroy Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Time: 1:30pm She shares her experiences and thoughts about what it means to grow old. Join us for this warm and insightful program. Please call to sign up at 325-3173. Facebook for Beginners Date: March 22nd and 23rd (Thursday & Friday) Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm Cost: $12 First day we will learn basic functions, and the 2nd day we will be learning about privacy settings and adding photos. Class limit is 8 people. Call 325-3173 to sign up. Oil Painting With Nina Two great opportunities to create your own works of art. Just call 325-3173 to reserve your seat. 1st class Date: March 26 Time: 9:00 to Noon Cost: $25.00 You will be painting a “Grist Mill

Scene.” 2nd class Date: Monday, April 9th Time: 9:00 to Noon Cost: $25.00 The project will be “The old barn by the tree.” Vitamins and Minerals Date: March 23 Time: 10.00 am Learn all about the health benefits, pros and cons of taking vitamins and minerals. Call 325-3173 to sign up. Three-Part Health Series Lunch And Learn Dr. Pete Schmitt will be here for a 3-part series to cover health issues that affect our senior population. Please call 325-3173 and make your reservation for 1 or all three sessions. First Class: Sleep Problems Date: March 27th Time: 11:30am Cost: $6.00 for soup and salad Second class: How To Reduce Stress Date: April 10 Time: 11:30am Cost: $6.00 for Subway lunch Third Class: Digestive Problems Date: May 8 Time: 11:30am Cost: $6.00 for Baked Potato Bar Lunch Sign Painting Class – By The Purple Vessel Class date: Monday April 2 Time: 1:30 – 4 p.m. Cost: $25.00 You must make your selection and pay

Letter to the Editor

Y2Y students doing laudable work at BHS To the Editor: Often we hear people say, “These kids today don’t care about anything but texting on their phones.” This is not only untrue everywhere, but particularly at Brodhead High School. We can be proud of the many activities our students are involved into help in the schools and in the community.

One of the groups I’d like to highlight is the Youth to Youth (Y2Y) group of teens. With a membership of approximately 65 students, Y2Y is focused on coming alongside other students to stop bullying, address drug problems, and uplift others to let them know they are valued. Y2Y students did a presentation for the Green County United Prevention Professionals for Youth (GUPPY), showing how Y2Y started. The

your fee before March 23. You have 2 designs and 4 colors to choose from, if your interested stop at our reception desk to see the colors and designs. Bath In A Bottle Date: April 10 Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $20.00 Join Liz in a class about natural bath and beauty products you can make yourself! Call 325-3173 to make a reservation, class fills fast. Checkers Tournament Date: Monday April 16 Time: 1 p.m. Sign up at the front desk or call 3253173 to play and try to win “the top dog” trophy. We also have 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Human Growth and Development Date: April 17 to June 7 8 weeks held on Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 10-11:30 am Cost: $25. Class will be limited to 15 people. call 325-3173 to make your reservation. Learn how to invigorate yourself, but also inspire the community around you. Twa Dogs Music Group Date: Tuesday April 17 Time: 1:30 pm Daryl and Cynthia Cameron-Fix will perform Celtic Scottish and Irish reels, jigs and many other tunes. To enjoy this music program, stop in or call 325-3173 to save your seat.

GUPPY representatives have requested a video so they can start other Green County District Y2Y groups in their schools. Please join us Monday, March 19, when the Y2Y group will be sharing this information with the entire community. There will also be a free community supper sponsored by Better Brodhead. Our students do care. Debbie Williams Brodhead

Written by Nickole Becker, Dakota Davis, Trent Davis, Victoria Euclide-Petig, Almanzo Friedly, Keagen Haffele, Jenna Jordan, Hailey Kammerer, Zoe Rathsack, Mariah Riese, Sharlene Swedlund, and Kyle Walters

WAX MUSEUM The elementary Wax Museum was held yesterday, Tuesday, March 6. The students had a lot of fun getting into their character. They also learned a lot by doing this project. Thank you to all who came to learn about their character. ELEMENTARY NEWS The 4th graders have been learning about lumberjacks in reading. As a conclusion to this unit, they will be having a Lumberjack Breakfast on Friday, March 9. They will be eating traditional lumberjack “grub,” and they must follow the mess hall rules, “No talking at the mess hall!” This is always a favorite unit in the 4th grade. TRACK The first track meet will be held on Saturday, March 17, in Platteville. RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE The next blood drive will be held Tuesday, March 27. FEBRUARY PBIS Last week the elementary students had their February PBIS incentive. The students viewed the story of “The Three Little Pigs” and then were put into groups. The main goal of this project was to not get your house blown over. The children who did not earn enough dojo points to participate stayed in the classrooms and worked with teachers WRESTLING Two Brodhead-Juda Wrestlers competed in the WIAA Wrestling State Tournament on February 22-24. Senior Trent Davis, at the 220-pound weight class, lost his first match in a decision of 1-5 and his consolation match in a decision of 1-5 as well. Jackson Hauri, at the 152-pound weight class, won his first match and his semifinals match and competed for first place. He lost that match in a decision of 2-10 but still placed second overall in the state. Con-

gratulations to those wrestlers. BASKETBALL The boys lost their regional game on February 27 against Fall River. The final score was 37-59. Cole Fortney led all scorers with 13 points, followed by Keagen Haffele with 10. The Panthers went 6-17 overall and 4-8 in conference for the season. BASEBALL The first baseball practice is Monday, March 19. Come support the boys this spring. SPANISH CLUB National Foreign Language Week is in progress this week. Yesterday, the middle school and high school had games such as speed skating, chariot races, and tricycle races. Each game represented a country. Tomorrow the dress-up theme is South Korean flag colors, and Friday the theme is Italian flag colors. Also, there will be the countries’ flags hidden around the school for the students to find. If they do, they are to take the flag to Mrs. Williams’ room for a prize. MATH DEPARTMENT The precalculus class is doing statistics with real-life probabilities and working on bell curves and standard deviations. This is the first time Mr. Anderson has done any statistics in his precalculus class since he started teaching in Juda. STEAM The STEAM competition was March 2. The winner will be posted in next week’s paper. The winner does not have to take their Science and Mathematics finals. MUSIC DEPARTMENT The Last Blast Concert was held in the pit gym on Monday, March 5. Thank you to all of the seniors for all of the hard work and effort they put into

this concert. Your dedication and leadership to the program will be missed. ART DEPARTMENT Last week the kindergarten class created stamps, and the first graders started working with clay. The second graders made coils, and the third graders painted. The fourth graders worked with silk, and the fifth graders had a clay day. The sixth graders worked with balsa wood, and the Odyssey of the Mind teams had work days. The high schoolers continued working on their furniture projects. The furniture auction is currently going on and will run until March 23. FFA The Sectional LDE’s (speaking contest) will be held tomorrow in Oregon. The FFA would like to wish Rachel McCullough and Jacob Mahlkuch the best of luck. Rachel will be competing in Job Interview, and Jacob will be competing in Discussion Meet. There are CDE (Career Development Events) sign-ups in Mr. Johnson’s room for FFA members interested in competing. There are several different categories that they can compete in such as Floriculture and Ag Mechanics. Attention all swine exhibitors at the county fair level and all state fair exhibitors: There is a class that you are required to take through the YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals). There are two different classes: One can be taken online, and the cost for that is $12 per person; the other option is Face-to-Face, which is at a cost of $3 per person. Please contact the UW-Extension Office or Mr. Johnson if you have any further questions. FFA SPRING FRUIT AND MEAT SALE The FFA would just like to give everyone a friendly reminder that the fruit and meat from the Spring Fruit and Meat Sale will be here on March 13.

BREWERS GAME The Juda Recreation District is sponsoring a trip to a Brewers game. The game will be on Sunday, April 8, against the Cubs. Tickets are available at the Juda School Office and cost $25 per person. Call (608)934-5251 to reserve your tickets. Seats are located in Section 201 and are Right Field Bleacher seats. Transportation will be provided as well as a sack lunch. The bus will leave soon after 9 a.m., so be there early. Hope to see you there. NHS The Induction Ceremony for the new National Honors Society Members will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. All family members are welcome to come. A meal will be served following the ceremony. Congratulations to the new members being inducted into the chapter: Lydia Bouc, Taylor Golackson, Annabell Niedermeier, and Montana Steinmann. FORENSICS The Sub-District Competition for Forensics took place on March 5. Sub-District was held at Janesville-Craig this year, and results from that competition will be posted in next week’s paper. LUNCH Thursday, March 8, breakfast will be breakfast pizza; lunch will be spaghetti and sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, green beans, and pears. Friday, March 9, breakfast will be long johns; lunch will be french toast sticks, sausage links, baked beans, and applesauce. Monday, March 12, breakfast will be breakfast bar; lunch will be pizza, breadsticks, marinara sauce, peas, and pears. Tuesday, March 13, breakfast will be frudels; lunch will be tacos, soft or hard shell, corn, and mixed fruit. Wednesday, March 14, breakfast will be pop tarts; lunch will be chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, peaches, and fresh bread.

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Footville exploring options for new public works building By Ryan Broege EDITOR

The Footville Village Board heard a pitch from Chad Olson of an Elkhorn, Wis., affiliate of Walters Building at their meeting on Feb. 1. Olson provided preliminary drawings of the building, which would be located on C St., and whose cost is not to top $200,000.

The plans were generally well-received, although board members had questions about window placement and options on how to heat the shop floors. Olson said the plans were “pretty close to turnkey,” and said if the board were to sign a contract the next day, work could begin in mid-May. The board, however, still has to acquire the land and figure

out how the village will pay for the project. Board members seemed generally in favor of the proposed plans, but did not take any action on the project at the meeting. The village continues to work with a few different developers to see agreed-upon projects through to completion. The board tabled a resolution to initiate “recapture and resale” proceedings with the

Orfordville officials hear from resident with poor home sale prospects due to improper zoning Ryan Broege EDITOR

Kim Leuchtenberg had planned to sell his home in the next few weeks, but that process might be stalled, since his home was zoned commercial. Leuchtenberg approached the Orfordville Planning Commission about his property on 104 N. Richards Street in Orfordville, one of seven properties on Richards, Brodhead and Beloit Streets, which are zoned commercial, but housing residential buildings. Leuchtenberg said multiple banks have told him that the sale would be forestalled because of his property’s commercial zoning distinction. He said from what he understood, the problems arise out of changes made in the wake of the 2008 housing crisis that swept the country. The issue is that banks are now reluctant to issue loans for properties zoned commercial but used for residential purposes, even allowable ones. Larger banks, headquartered in Chicago or out east, usually cannot lay eyes on the property itself, and so are exceedingly cautious in

lending money to such properties. “I don’t think it’s as big of a deal as the banks are making it,” Village Attorney Tim Lindeau said. “It’s a big deal because banks are making a big deal of it.” When Leuchtenberg bought the property in 2004, it was zoned both commercial and residential. The village zoning map was amended in 2007, and apparently undue modifications were made to bring the village’s current zoning map into alignment with the village’s comprehensive plan, which may prove ill-advised, since the comprehensive plan is an optimistic planning document, not a realistic assessment of current conditions. Village Attorney Michael Oellerich said the village is investigating whether the changes were even made permanent, and the proper legal notices were filed. Commission member Terry Morris was adamant that he never received notice of the changes, and so suspected the changes would not hold up to legal challenge. Oellerich said the village will refer to the last legal zoning map before the changes, which were likely made in 2007, and use that as a ref-

erence point. The commission, and the village board, tabled the matter until Monday, March 19, while Village Clerk Sherri Waege researches what was done, and when. The board voted unanimously to designate no parking on both sides of the north end of S. Maple St., up to the first residential driveways, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. The reason for the change was the narrow corridor created by students parking their cars on the street. Police Chief Brian Raupp said buses and emergency vehicles were having difficulties making the turn down the street. The board also voted to spend $27,400 on new signs for the village, using $10,000 allocated for the expense last year, along with 2017 unused funds. The board chartered a personnel committee, as well. Dan Bartelt, Beth Schmidt, and Village President David Olsen were named members of the personnel committee. The next village board meeting is Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at Orfordville Village Hall, 303 E. Beloit St.

property at 118 Commercial Drive, owned by Jeff Keehn. The law allows the village to recapture land sold to a developer if it was not developed within 12 months, and the project completed within two years. The action would incur “minimal cost” to the village, said Footville village clerk Randi Mielke. Board member Rich Woodstock expressed his concerns as the body prepared to vote on tabling the resolution to allow Keehn more time, and perhaps tally enough time at the site to earn a bank loan. “It’s the same thing with Kaufman, we keep giving extensions,” he said. “I would much rather have him build on it as planned,” said Village Board President Gary Selck. Jeb McMahon was present at the meeting, presumably to respond to a form letter sent by the village expressing concerns about the progress at the former Footville Primary School. McMahon took a phone call early on in the meeting, and did not return. McMahon did speak to the Independent-Register last Friday. I’m going to move forward on the school,” McMahon said. “We haven’t stopped moving forward on the school.” McMahon said he has completed the demolition stage of the project, cleared DNR permits for self-stor-

Child Development Days and 4K registration Child development days and 4K registration will be held Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 at Parkview Elementary School. Appointments will be available from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 – 4:45 p.m. on Thursday and from 8:0 – 11:15 a.m. on Friday. No appointment is needed to register your child for 4 year-old kindergarten. This event is for children from the ages of birth to 4½ and their families living in the Parkview School District. The event includes the opportunity to take part in developmental skills screenings, collect developmental information and parenting tips and the opportunity to gather community resource information from the following sources: Exchange Family Resource Center, Local Daycare Providers, Rock County Birth-3, Rock County Health Department and the Orfordville & Janesville Public Libraries. Appointments may be made by calling 6o8-879-2956.

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Playtime at Albertson Memorial Library Albertson Memorial Library will provide space for a bi-monthly playtime for young children and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesday mornings of the month starting January 24. Playtime provides an opportunity for children to socialize and use library books, games, and toys; caregivers can meet other caregivers and have a free place for children in their care to play in winter months. The library already hosts storytime on first and third Wednesdays. Playtime would be an unstructured program on Wednesday mornings when storytime is not scheduled. The program will rely on parent volunteers to rotate responsibility for the play group. Dates for playtime are as follows: March 14, March 28, April 11, and April 25 at 9:30 a.m. This is a drop-in program with no required registration. Questions? Call the library at 608-862-3491 or email Albertson Memorial Library is located at 200 N. Water St. in Albany.

Stevens Point. The teams gong to state and their members and coaches are: Neon Pickel Warriors (Cassius McMahon, Kelon Wendt, Belden Moran, Amelia Luttig, Milo Jackson, Catie Treinen and Sheri Montgomery, coached by Nikki Lutzke). The 6 Hungry Magical Doritos (Chloe Cleasby, Lacy Blazier, Alex Johnson, Sophie Valley, Grace Krajeck and Mathias Treinen, coached by Robin Nelson). The Skull Kids (Milo Jackson, Trevor Haugen, Ayla Myhre, Sahara Boers-Augustine,

Davis Borntreger, Athena Condon and Michael Sanders coached by Agnes Jackson. Galactic Improvidogs (Cole McMahon, Justin Granberg, Lily Gestrich, Savanna Warthen, Ian Soderstrom, Sam Schwengels and Hannah Cox coached by Nikki Lutzke). Parkview Tide Pods (Olivia Marcellus, Jenna Hume, Sarah Task, Bryson Kjelland Emily Kjelland and Brooke Boyd coached by Andrea Marcellus). The Circular Danger Squids (Benjamin Jackson, Owen Knox and Gypsy Byrns coached by Zach Bloom).

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age facilities where the playground formerly sat, and hopes to “actually turn dirt and start building,” the first storage building around May 1, 2018. McMahon said work in the school will begin once the storage facilities are built, and he is looking to complete the entire project in about 18 months. Selck said work is continuing at the Kaufman Trailers site, and he was told the site would be operational by the summer. The village is continuing its pursuit of a vandal who broke both toilets in the women’s bathroom on the afternoon of Jan. 27. Village clerk Randi Mielke said the village has a case number with the Rock County Sheriff’s department, along with video footage of the incident. Chuck Hagmann inquired about the cost and potential tax implications of purchasing a piece of property owned by the city that is adjacent to his home. Hagmann said his neighbors and him have been tending to the plot – mowing, weeding and so forth – for years, and he wanted to know if the piece could be up for sale. Hagmann’s proposal was rather quickly shot down by Selck, who said even an appearance of a conflict of interest would preclude such a transaction from occurring.

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Wisconsin doubles GPS monitoring despite five years of malfunctions, unnecessary jailings Offenders, many in rural areas, say they have been jailed due to technical problems with bracelets; some experts question value of lifetime monitoring


Cody McCormick spent much of the past seven years incarcerated or on probation after being convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. Since he had his supervision transferred to his home state of Wisconsin in late 2016, McCormick has been repeatedly thrown in jail. He lost a job. And he continues to be disturbed by corrections officials calling him — sometimes in the middle of the night. McCormick says these barriers to reintegrating into the community stem from a GPS ankle bracelet, which he was not required to wear in Minnesota but is required by Wisconsin to wear for life. As of January, Wisconsin monitored 1,258 offenders on GPS devices at an annual cost of about $9.7 million. Five years after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism documented serious problems with the state’s GPS monitoring program for offenders — false alerts that have landed offenders in jail, disrupting family lives and causing them to lose jobs — inefficiencies and inaccuracies with the system remain, according to state and county records and 16 offenders interviewed for this story. Such problems have led some law enforcement and other officials to doubt the program’s ability to ensure public safety and assist offenders in reintegrating into their communities. Since the Center’s 2013 report, the cost of the program and the number of offenders under monitoring have roughly doubled. Lawmakers never followed through on calls to study the system in the wake of the Center’s report. State officials have been unable to produce records of any evaluation of the system’s reliability or effectiveness. In this current report, the Center found numerous service requests and complaints related to bracelets failing to hold a charge. In February,


Cody McCormick, 29, shows the GPS monitoring device he is required to wear as a result of a sex-related conviction while living in Minnesota. He says the device has severely impacted his life, banging up his ankle, prohibiting him from wearing shorts or swimming, tearing holes in three pairs of pants and is socially embarrassing.

a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill that would make it a felony for anyone on GPS monitoring to intentionally fail to charge his or her bracelet. Offender: Problems from the start McCormick, 29, said his troubles with GPS monitoring began soon after being fitted with an ankle bracelet in February 2017. Records show the tracker made by Boulder, Colorado-based BI Inc. was not communicating with the Department of Corrections’ Electronic Monitoring Center in Madison because of poor cellular reception at his grandmother’s house where he lived in rural Monroe County. And even though police found him exactly where he was supposed to be, McCormick was taken to jail

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I am and will continue to be dedicated to the City of Brodhead. I grew up here, graduated from Brodhead High School, raised three children and now six grandchildren, owned and operated my own business, and have been active in civic and government organizations. I am committed to the present and future success of Brodhead for generations to come. During this campaign there has been criticism of the things done by city government under my leadership. Much of the criticism has come from people that have never been involved in city government, or were involved and decided that it was not something that they wanted to continue doing. It takes work to be involved - you do your best to accomplish your goals, but in the end majority rules and you need to support that. Criticism is expected, but it should come from knowing the issues, attending meetings, and knowing the facts. There are a number of citizens that are involved in city committees. They spend countless hours at meetings, volunteering their time and talents, and working at various events. All decisions are made with information available at that time. I feel people should be part of the solution, not the problem. The time to be involved is during the decision process, not wait until the decision is made and then criticize. It is difficult to fill some committee positions, but it will get more difficult if more work goes into making a decision to only to be changed at a later time. I am not saying that all decisions have been right and cannot be changed, but know the history and facts of the issue. I know that 14 years is a long time for one person to be Mayor. I know that the City of Brodhead just completed their Comprehensive Plan that is “the living guide for growth and change in the City of Brodhead.” I feel that is the direction that the city should follow. The city should be moving forward and supporting what has already been put in place. I feel it is nonproductive to be challenging every decision that has been made. I know that I have the experience to help the city move forward. I can offer my opinion to the committees and the City Council, but I cannot make a motion or vote, unless there is a tie vote. I know that change is good. But with a change, will the city be moving forward, or ______?

for about three days. As a result, he lost his job at his family’s restaurant. Ten months later, McCormick was incarcerated again, this time for five days. Records from the Sparta Police Department show the arrest stemmed from McCormick allegedly being located next to a library — a zone off-limits for him — for an hour. McCormick said he only drove past it; his roommate, who was driving with him, affirmed this version of the incident. McCormick’s difficulties persisted. This January, McCormick was briefly jailed on a warrant for allegedly tampering with the bracelet. A police report said McCormick showed them he had not tampered with it. He was later fitted with a new bracelet. Officials did not charge him with a crime — although tampering is a felony offense. “It’s not just the people who are on monitoring devices (who are affected),” McCormick said. “It’s their family, their jobs, their social life.” McCormick’s story illustrates broader flaws with Wisconsin’s GPS monitoring program, which relies on both cell phone and satellite service to track offenders. The Center reviewed data from a single month, May 2017, to more deeply explore the large volume of alerts being triggered by Wiscon-

sin’s monitored offenders. In all, Wisconsin offenders in May generated more than 260,000 GPS alerts, 81,000 of which corrections officials sorted through manually. The review found: • The state monitoring center lost cell connection 56,853 times with 895 offenders that month — or an average of about 64 times per offender, according to DOC records. • Most offenders on monitoring across the state experienced loss of satellite signal, generating 32,766 alerts — half of which were serious enough to be investigated. • Of the 52 arrest warrants issued by the DOC monitoring center, service request records indicate 13 involved offenders whose equipment was having technical problems around the same time. • DOC employees submitted 135 requests for technical problems with GPS tracking devices— 93 for charging or battery issues with ankle bracelets, 12 for signals lost, 14 for false tamper alerts. Wisconsin’s problems are not unique. A 2017 examination by the University College London and Australian National University of 33 studies of electronic monitoring worldwide found widespread technological problems. In 2012, California replaced half of the state’s ankle bracelets be-


cause of technical problems; Massachusetts replaced all 3,000 of its GPS bracelets in 2016, citing poor cell coverage. Wisconsin DOC officials said the benefits of the program outweigh any technical drawbacks. Spokesman Tristan Cook said the bracelets provide a “deterrent effect since offenders know they are being tracked.” BI Inc., which supplies the ankle bracelets and other monitoring equipment, declined to answer questions about reported problems with the technology. Ranks of monitored offenders swells According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 88,000 offenders were strapped with GPS bracelets in 2015 — 30 times more than the 2,900 offenders who were tracked a decade earlier. Wisconsin had a daily average of about 1,500 offenders on tracking in 2017-18 — a nearly 10fold increase from 158 offenders in 2008-09. Some experts say GPS monitoring can be a useful tool in providing structure, reducing recidivism, allowing offenders to work and lowering costs compared to incarceration. But technological problems can get in the way of those benefits. Mike Nellis, editor of the Journal of Offender Monitoring, which focuses on the use of monitoring technology to enhance public safety, said such problems can undercut the program. “To suddenly find yourself carted back to prison for something that is in no way your fault seems to me to be quite an unnecessary disruption in the life of an offender — and quite at odds with good practice in reintegrating them,” Nellis said. Cecelia Klingele, a University of Wisconsin-Madison associate law professor who specializes in correctional policy, said DOC is in a difficult position when it knows some, or even many, of the alerts it receives are caused by equipment malfunctions. “Even short periods of jail are highly disruptive and can cause a person to lose his job, be unable to care for children, or even lose stable housing,” Klingele said. Local officials uncertain over GPS Some officials in law enforcement who deal with Wisconsin’s GPS program have seen false alerts firsthand and have reservations about the program. Price County Sheriff Brian Schmidt recalled an incident in which he refused to detain a GPS-monitored offender with a warrant because it appeared to stem from a device malfunction. “If … you find a gentleman in bed, and the monitor is failing, even though I have the (apprehension) request, I’m less likely to put that person in jail,” Schmidt said. DOC sees it another way. “There is no such thing as a ‘false alert,’ ” Cook said. He said the law requires offenders to be taken into custody until such alerts can be resolved; DOC can have them jailed for up to three days to determine whether a violation occurred. DOC records show it can take days or even weeks to locate errant offenders, especially if they are homeless or have removed their bracelets. ‘Tail wagging the dog’ Recent studies show that electronic monitoring combined with traditional parole methods and treatment could lower rates of arrests, convictions and returns to custody. But a University College London study speculates that any positive effects

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Losing track: Electronic monitoring pioneer wants less punishment, more reward Robert S. Gable and his twin brother invented one of the first monitoring systems for criminal offenders; he is dismayed by how they are used today


Robert S. Gable and his late twin brother Kirkland invented the first electronic monitoring system for criminal offenders, tracking the location of at-risk teenagers and probationers in Massachusetts in the 1960s. Electronic monitoring has come a long way since then, but not necessarily to the liking of Gable, a professor emeritus of psychology at Claremont Graduate University in California. While many view the current model for electronic monitoring

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as an alternative to prison that can save states money, Gable views it as chiefly a punishment driven by public animosity toward sex offenders. “You can start simply by the legislation that’s done,” Gable told a reporter. “You know it’s not rehabilitation, it’s a matter of punishment. If you had a public whipping of sex offenders, then you could put them on probation afterwards, the public would feel now the offender has been appropriately punished.” Instead, Gable, who taught behavioral psychology for 30 years, envisions an electronic monitoring

program that rewards offenders for good behavior. He likens it to gambling, which is fueled by the anticipation of unpredictable, and sometimes large, rewards. “Turn the corrections system into a Las Vegas,” Gable said. But such a system, Gable argues, will be a tough sell to the public. “The public’s perception of sex offenders — the need for punishment, the lack of rehabilitation — they don’t like rewards being given,” said Gable, who along with his brother shortened their last name from Schwitzgebel. If the public were to soften its

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may be due to increased compliance with treatment programs, not the monitoring itself. Susan Turner, a professor of criminology, law and society at University of California-Irvine, argues such systems do not provide much benefit for the cost. In a 2015 study on California’s GPS program that she co-authored, Turner found the system does reduce recidivism, but only for administrative violations such as failure to register as a sex offender, not for criminal sex and assault violations, where recidivism is already “very low.” “I think they (lawmakers) had the tail wagging the dog,” Turner said. “They hadn’t really thought through what exactly they hoped to accomplish by putting it on, other than just saying we got the GPS on the sex offender.” Technical malfunctions lead to jailings Offenders interviewed by the Center say they generally have experienced fewer malfunctions as time passes. Jessa Nicholson Goetz, a Madison-based criminal defense attorney, said that technological improvements have largely resolved the malfunctions her clients experienced. Still, problems do remain. James Morgan, a sex offender profiled in the Center’s original report who was jailed for alleged GPS violations at least eight times between 2011 and March 2013, has been arrested three times since then for alleged GPS violations. DOC records show that one time was for a lost signal, which was not Morgan’s fault. In another case, Morgan said, his bracelet malfunctioned. If found guilty of violating the terms of his monitoring, Morgan, 58, could be returned to prison for years. That prospect keeps him up at night. “I could potentially never walk out,” Morgan said as his daughter, Angela, and new wife, Rachel, listened beside him. George Drake, president of Correct Tech LLC, an Albuquerque-based corrections technology consulting company, said agencies should use more discretion. “If I take this guy into custody, for this two-minute curfew violation, it’s going cost (the offender) his job, and he won’t be able to pay the victim his restitution, and it’s going to create an awful lot of hardships,”

Drake said. GPS coverage poor in rural areas The system’s ability to accurately locate offenders in rural areas, where cell service is poor, also can be spotty. Several offenders told the Center they have received repeated phone calls from the monitoring center or their probation agents asking them to regain a signal or informing them they are located in places where offenders claim not to be. David Bay, a sex offender on GPS from Ashland County, has been arrested three times on probation violations since 2013. He claimed the problem was with his monitoring bracelet. Bay, 69, of Glidden, said he faces days in jail if he strays too far from the beacon at his home. Battery malfunctions are widely reported, according to DOC records. Of the 93 service requests submitted in May for battery problems, some were for batteries that failed to take a charge or drained within a few hours. BI Inc., the device manufacturer, advertises that its devices can hold a charge for up to 80 hours. When GPS bracelets lose their charge prematurely, offenders who are outside of their homes must race to find a place to gain a charge, or face jail time. “When they go dead, they go dead fast,” said Steven Nichols, 48, of Whitehall. “I once charged it fully and drove to Eau Claire (a 50-minute drive), and it was beeping that the battery was dead.” Jason Wolford, a 37-year-old offender on lifetime GPS, said he has spent up to five hours sitting in one place to charge an older unit. GPS service requests show reports of charging taking up to seven hours. Offenders say new units charge in about 30 minutes.

Cook said DOC submits service requests when any potential technical issue is identified with equipment. Drake said the DOC should regularly replace the batteries; letting them go dead is “poor management.” A life still interrupted On an early August evening with the summer sun setting behind them, McCormick, his fiance Breanna Kerssen and a friend packed boxes of belongings into two aging Acura sedans and drove down a winding country road away from his grandmother’s house to an apartment in Sparta where McCormick hoped better cell reception would give him a life less interrupted by the corrections system. “I was tired about getting phone calls (from the monitoring center),” McCormick said as he surveyed his new yard. “Here, I don’t have to worry about that as much.” McCormick’s optimism, it turns out, was misplaced. In addition to two more arrests since moving to Sparta, the monitoring center called McCormick in October when he came within half a block of a liquor store, which is one of his exclusion zones. Another time, he had to return home early from helping with his grandmother’s fall yard cleanup. The monitoring center said it could not gain a signal. The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (www. collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, other news media and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. All works created, published, posted or disseminated by the Center do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of UW-Madison or any of its affiliates.

perception of sex offenders, Gable believes his system of positive reinforcement coupled with “swift, certain and yet moderate” punishment for violations could work. He proposes using today’s technology — the smartphone. Corrections agencies could track offenders through their phones. To assure the device is on them, the system could use voice verification or a thin electronically tethered, tamperproof bracelet worn on the ankle or wrist, Gable said. The smartphone would allow probation officers to more easily dole out positive reinforcement of desired behaviors, he said. For example, a probation officer could send a text message acknowledging that the offender made it to his treatment group, or telling him he has received a free pizza coupon for arriving at a court date on time. Asking the public to contribute could generate even more rewards for offenders, he said.

“What you’re doing is developing an electronically based community support and guidance system,” Gable said. Smartphones could remind offenders of upcoming appointments and job-related assignments, keeping necessary structure in their lives. And like most people today, Gable guesses offenders will want to keep their cell phones close to them. “We will know when monitoring is a success when offenders want to stay on the system,” he said. The nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (www. collaborates with Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, other news media and the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. All works created, published, posted or disseminated by the Center do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of UW-Madison or any of its affiliates.

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By Tim Stocks, Candidate for Mayor Issue 16 • March 6, 2018 City Budgets for Dummies

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” — A. Einstein Last week we saw a Pie Chart used to help in understanding the Top Nine City Budget Expenditures for Brodhead. That information made many ask for more particulars. There is no doubt “the devil is in the details.” So here goes... Per Capita Policing Costs 2017 Budgets & Census Bureau 400 34 4 .4 4 302.88

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Policing is Brodhead’s single largest budget expenditure. This graph depicts the cost of policing for every man, woman, and child (per capita) in Brodhead as compared to nearby communities. I’m sure there are many reasons why Brodhead bears such a heavy cost for policing. It should be said, however, Brodhead and Monroe do not rely on county dispatching. They have elected to maintain their own. Second, Public Works: Last week’s chart showed PW as the second largest budget expenditure for the city. Further breakdown may help to understand where all that money goes. Note that 17.7% goes to fixing those pot holes and plugged storm sewers you’ve recently noticed. Public Works Expeditures by Entity 2017 Budget City of Brodhead All Othe rs : 50220 Dollars Snow Re moval : 2637 2 Dollars All Othe rs : 50220 Dollars Snow Re moval : 2637 2 Dollars PW Garage : 31637 Dollars

T rash PU & Disposal : 1184 7 0 Dollars T rash PU & Disposal : 1184 7 0 Dollars

PW Garage : 31637 Dollars PW Equip. : 4 04 92 Dollars PW Equip. : 4 04 92 Dollars Re cycling : 91629 Dollars Stre e t Lighting : 637 00 Dollars Re cycling : 91629 Dollars Stre e t Lighting : 637 00 Dollars Stre e t De pt. : 907 88 Dollars t De pt. : 907 Trash PU & Disposal Recycling Stre eStreet Dept.88 Dollars Street Lighting PW Equip. PW Garage Snow Removal All Others

And finally “Fire Hydrant Rental”. Water used for putting out fires isn’t free. The rural folks must pay the Fire District for water hauled and used to fight their fires. City folks have hydrants strategically located for fire fighters to use. These, too, are not for free. Since a meter would be impractical on each and every hydrant the Wisconsin PSC decided to require cities to pay a fee for each hydrant. They also annually set the amount of that fee. Our annual rent for 2017 was $202,212.


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(From left to right) General Dean, CEO of CADCA, Pat Castillo, Director of CADCA, Better Brodhead director Kathy Comeau, and Sean Fearns, Chief, DEA Community Outreach.

Better Brodhead honored during National Leadership Forum On Feb. 6, the Better Brodhead was one of 160 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Leadership Forum, just outside of Washington, D.C. The coalitions received a graduation certificate for completing CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, a rigorous training program designed to increase the effectiveness of community drug prevention leaders. “We are so proud of our coalition for investing the time and resources to take advantage of the best community coalition training in the world. To graduate from this year-long

intensive course is no small feat and Better Brodhead is more prepared today to be an effective, sustainable coalition because of this training,” said Kathleen Comeau, Program Director. “We look forward to applying our knowledge and strategies to ensure the youth in our community live drug free.” The coalition is currently planning for its 5th annual Community Supper where it will unveil its annual report on the work it has done during its first grant year. CADCA’s National Coalition Academy (NCA) is a comprehensive, year-long training program developed by CADCA’s Nation-

al Coalition Institute. The NCA incorporates three, week-long classroom sessions, a webbased distance learning component, an online workstation where participants network and share planning products and free ongoing coalition development technical assistance. To graduate, coalitions must complete a rigorous curriculum. They must participate in all components of the NCA and complete five essential planning products that serve as the foundation of their comprehensive plan for community change. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to address sub-

stance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together approximately 3,000 attendees representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faithbased leaders. It is the largest training event for the prevention field. Better Brodhead engages and supports the community to reduce bullying, dating violence, and youth substance use.

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Proceedings of School District of Brodhead City of Brodhead, Towns of Avon, Spring Grove, Decatur, Sylvester, Spring Valley and Magnolia BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS President - Mike Krupke; Vice President - Jim Wahl; Clerk - Michael Oellerich; Treasurer - Al Schneider; Dan Calhoon; Abbey Wellemeyer; Jodi Kail

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING BRODHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT District Office Board Room Wednesday, February 14, 2018 7:00 P.M. Minutes The meeting was called to order by Board Vice President Jim Wahl at 7:00 p.m. The meeting Agenda was published in the Wednesday, February 7, 2018 edition of the Independent Register. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Present: Jim Wahl, Michael Oellerich, Al Schneider, Dan Calhoon, Abbey Wellemeyer and Jodi Kail Absent: Mike Krupke APPROVAL OF AGENDA ACTION ITEM Motion by Al Schneider, second by Jodi Kail, to approve the agenda. Motion carried, 6-0. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES ACTION ITEM Regular Meeting: January 22, 2018 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes were declared approved as printed. APPROVAL OF BILLS ACTION ITEM Motion by Michael Oellerich, second by Abbey Wellemeyer, to approve payment of the basketball officials bills as presented. Motion carried, 5-0-1 [J. Wahl abstained]. Motion by Michael Oellerich, second by Jodi Kail, to approve payment of the remainder of the bills as presented. Motion carried, 6-0. INFORMATION REPORTS The Administrative Team presented information reports. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD No one was present for public comment. AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSS NEW POLICIES IN SECTION I [INSTRUCTION] DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEM Motion by Michael Oellerich, second by Al Schneider, to approve the first reading of Policies IHCDA [Technical College Attendance], IHCDB [Part-Time Open Enrollment], AND IHCDC [Early College Credit Program] as revised. Motion carried, 6-0. AREAS OF FOCUS UPDATE DISCUSSION ITEM Superintendent Lueck presented an update regarding the District’s Areas of Focus for the 2018-2019 school year. PARENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY RESULTS DISCUSSION ITEM Superintendent Lueck and Pupil Services Director Sarah Wadsworth presented the results of the Parent Engagement Survey. Survey results will be posted on the District website. ACCEPT DONATION(S) ACTION ITEM Motion by Michael Oellerich, second by Jodi Kail, to accept the following donation(s): • Wrestling Singlets donated by Brodhead Youth Wrestling Club to the Middle School • Book donated by Robin [Rundle] Marsden to the Elementary School Motion carried, 6-0. RESIGNATION(S) ACTION ITEM None at this time. EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDATION(S) ACTION ITEM Motion by Al Schneider, second by Michael Oellerich, to approve the hiring of Amber Rear as E.S. Yearbook Advisor, effective February 14, 2018, at Extra-Curricular Salary Schedule Placement (10+ years, $622.00). Motion carried, 6-0. VOLUNTEER RECOMMENDATION(S) ACTION ITEM None at this time. FUTURE AGENDA [February 26, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.] • Program Presentation – Elementary School • Approve Summer School Timelines & Guidelines • 2nd Reading of New Policies IHCDA, IHCDB, and IHCDC • Review Football Field Press Box Bids • Accept Donation(s) • Resignation(s) • Employment Recommendation(s) • Volunteer Recommendation(s) ROLL CALL VOTE TO CONVENE IN ACTION ITEM CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO WI. STS. 19.85, (1), (c) Motion by Al Schneider, second by Jodi Kail, to go into Closed Session under WI. STS. 19.85, (1), (c) at 8:00 p.m. for the discussion of: a. Staffing Motion carried, 6-0. ACTION ITEM RETURN TO OPEN SESSION Motion by Michael Oellerich, second by Al Schneider, to return to open session at 8:35 p.m. Motion carried, 6-0. ACTION ON CLOSED SESSION ITEMS (if any) ACTION ITEM None. ADJOURNMENT ACTION ITEM Motion by Abbey Wellemeyer, second by Jodi Kail, to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 p.m. Motion carried, 6-0. DATE: 02/14/18 BANK OF BRODHEAD $15,500.00 BRODHEAD AUTO PARTS $141.48 CEDAR CREEK LANDSCAPING $1,395.00 CENTERPOINT ENERGY SERVICES INC $8,343.50 CITY OF BRODHEAD $1,950.73 COMPUTER KNOW HOW $500.00 KAMMERER, BRIAN $427.38 KOBUSSEN BUSES LTD $41,665.95 MENEHAN REFRIGERATION $2,263.00 MORRIS MEDIA OF MONROE $253.90 PAN-O-GOLD BAKING CO $278.70 PIGGLY WIGGLY $637.97 ESJD DBA PRAIRIE FARMS DAIRY $3,512.36 RHYME BUSINESS PRODUCTS $1,264.74 RIDDELL/ALL AMERCIAN SPORTS CO $1,661.45 ROCK VALLEY PUBLISHING LLC $322.20 SMITH, ROBIN M $225.00 VISA $2,744.03 WALECHKA, THERESA A $225.00 WE ENERGIES $3,243.29 BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. $18,855.52 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CORPORATION $147.85 ENERGY FEDERATION INC $2,136.00 EVANSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL $100.00 LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL $125.00 LUECK, LEONARD P $217.21



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NOTICE -- NOTICE -- NOTICE TO ALL DOG OWNERS IN GREEN COUNTY Pursuant to Section 174.052 Wis. Stats., notice is hereby given to all owners of dogs in Green County that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the Statutes. Vaccination by a Veterinarian against rabies of all dogs is required {Section 95.21(2)} at no later than 5 months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian or, if a veterinarian is physically present at the location the vaccine is administered, by a veterinary technician, before the date that the immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within 3 years after the previous vaccination. CERTIFICATES OF CURRENT VACCINATION MUST BE PRESENTED WHEN OBTAINING DOG LICENSES IN MUNICIPALITIES WHERE LOCAL ORDINANCE DEMANDS SUCH PROOF. The owner of a dog more than 5 months of age on January 1 of any year, or 5 months of age within the license year, shall annually, or on or before the date the dog becomes 5 months of age, pay the dog license tax and obtain a license. The minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females is $4.00 upon presentation of evidence attesting to the same and $9.00 for the unneutered male or unspayed female dog. These minimums may be supplemented by local municipal action. Multiple Dog licenses are $35.00 for 12 or fewer dogs plus $3.00 for each dog in excess of 12. The collecting official shall assess and collect a late fee of $5.00 from every owner of a dog five (5) months of age or over, if the owner failed to obtain a license prior to April 1 of each year, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership of a licensable dog or if the owner failed to obtain a license on or before the dog reached licensable age. All late fees received or collected shall be paid into the local Treasury as revenue of the Town, Village or City in which the license was issued. DOG LICENSES ARE ONLY GOOD FOR ONE YEAR (JANUARY - DECEMBER) 2018 DOG LICENSES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR LOCAL TREASURER UNTIL OCTOBER 2018 The Independent Register 1/3 & 3/7/2018 WNAXLP 304418 LEGAL NOTICE There will be a public hearing before the Green County Board of Adjustment to consider an application for a conditional use permit from Daniel & Ashley Wegmueller, landowner: for the operation of a vacation rental. The land is zoned agricultural, and is located at W4358 Montgomery Road, Section 5, T1NR8E, Town of Jefferson. The public hearing will be held in the County Board Room at the Green County Courthouse, 1016 16th Avenue, Monroe, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm. All those who are concerned or affected by such action are urged to attend. GREEN COUNTY ZONING ADMINISTRATION /s/Adam M. Wiegel

ADAM M. WIEGEL Zoning Administrator The Independent Register 3/7, 3/14/18 WNAXLP 309007 AGENDA BRODHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT Finance Committee Meeting Wednesday, March 14, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL L.M.C. 6:15 P.M. AGENDA I. REVIEW BILLS II. REVIEW BUDGET UPDATE III. ADJOURN The Independent Register 3/7/2018 WNAXLP 309231

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT GREEN COUNTY Case No. 2016CV000096 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Fremont Home Loan Trust 2006-2, AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2006-2 Plaintiff, vs. William W. Burden Jr, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on 08/15/2017 in the amount of $130,947.43 I will sell at public auction at the Green County Justice Center, ground floor Conference Room, located at 2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI, on April 19, 2018 At 9:00 AM, all of the following described premises, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWN 2 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST, THENCE EAST ALONG SECTION LINE 126.6 FEET TO IRON STAKE, THENCE SOUTH 20º50’ WEST 238.4 FEET TO CENTER LINE OF HIGHWAY 81, THENCE ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT ALONG CENTER LINE WITH CHORD BEARING NORTH 72º29’ WEST A DISTANCE OF 178.4 FEET, THENCE ALONG CENTER LINE OF A ROAD ON CURVE TO THE RIGHT ALONG CHORD BEARING NORTH 47º09’ WEST A DISTANCE OF 246 FEET TO NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, THENCE EAST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 310.15 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING A PART OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER AND PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWN 2 NORTH, RANGE 6 EAST, GREEN COUNTY, WISCONSIN. Street Address: W9496 Trotter Rd, Argyle, WI 53504 Tax Key No. 231835.0000 THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD AS IS AND SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL REAL ESTATE TAXES, SUPERIOR LIENS OR OTHER LEGAL ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK or CERTIFIED FUNDS (10% down payment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of Court approval; down payment to be forfeited if payment not received timely). Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax in addition to the purchase price. DATED on 03/01/2018. /s/ Mark Rohloff Sheriff of Green County, Wisconsin Codilis, Moody & Circelli, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 50-18-00254 The Independent Register 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2018 309222 WNAXLP

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT GREEN COUNTY Case Number: 18-CV-006 TODD S. BURKHALTER, Plaintiff, DEAN HEALTH PLAN, INCORPORATED, Involuntary Plaintiff, v. ERIE INSURANCE EXCHANGE, JOHN C. MAVEUS, Defendants. FORTY-FIVE DAY SUMMONS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, TO: John C. Maveus W6097 Melvin Road Monroe, Wisconsin 53566 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within forty-five (45) days after February 21, 2018, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the Summons and Complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the Court, whose address is: Clerk of Courts Green County Justice Center 2841 6th Street Monroe, Wisconsin 53566 and to the Plaintiff’s attorneys,

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Members of New Horizons 4-H keeping busy

Freelance Sportswriter

The Independent-Register is seeking a freelance sportswriter to cover high school sports in the Brodhead area. The right candidate will have a good knowledge of high school sports and the ability to work with coaches to produce stories on deadline. You’ll be paid for each story published. If interested, please send a brief cover letter, resume and any published clips to Editor Ryan Broege at Proudly Serving Green County for 156 Years

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Members of New Horizons 4-H Club have been busy this past month. They have been doing acts of random kindness for the past two months. It feels good to help others out. Besides these activities, members were busy doing other things. Chance Ace has been having chiropractic visits to keep healthy. He does chores like keep his room clean, sweeps, and helps with animals. He goes sledding when there’s snow. There are visits with

grandma and family dinners on weekends. He helped at the Monroe Area Community Closet with other members. Chance saw the movie “Peter Rabbit.” Roxane Ace helps with dishes and the animals and uses the vacuum. She spends time with her “Big Sister.” Roxy goes to church. She has been having visits with a chiropractor. She helped at the community closet. She had fun at the Day of Arts. She is getting started with the dog project. Roxane visits grandma and has family dinners on weekends. She saw “Peter Rabbit”

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of a 4000 TON SALT STORAGE BUILDING. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on March 12, 2018. • forms can be obtained by callBid ing the Green County Highway Department at (608) 328-9411 or by stopping at the Green County Highway Department at 2813 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin 53566 An equal opportunity employer, the County of Green will not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to, or treatment of employment or in its programs, services or activities. The Independent Register 2/28, 3/7/2018 WNAXLP 308819

whose address is: Brandon D. Derry Brodhead Hupy and Abraham, S.C. 3001 West Beltline Highway, Suite 204 Madison, Wisconsin 53713 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the Complaint within forty-five (45) days, the Court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the Complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the Complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a NOTICE lien against any real estate that you TOWN OF ALBANY own now or may own in the future, Regular Town Board Meeting and may also be enforced by garTuesday, March 13, 2018 nishment or seizure of property. 6:30 p.m. DATED at Madison, Wisconsin Proof of posting verified – Town th this 13 day of February, 2018. Hall, Clerk’s residence, Town WebHUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C. site and published. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1. Approval of February Minutes. By:__________________ 2. Treasurer’s Report. Brandon D. Derry 3. Public Input: State Bar Number: 1055908 4. Website. Post Office Address: 5. Plan Commission Report 3001 West Beltline Highway 6. Roads and Driveway Permits: Suite 204 Speed Limit Bump Rd Madison, Wisconsin 53713 7. Building Inspector. (608) 277-7777 8. Assessor. The Independent Register 9. Insurance: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7/2018 10. Library: WNAXLP 308023 11. Recycling. 12. Other Business: Green CounBRODHEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT ty Development Corp, new truck, REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD election workers MEETING 13. Payment of bills. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 14. Adjournment. DISTRICT OFFICE BOARD The Independent Register ROOM 3/7/2018 7:00 P.M. WNAXLP 309198 I. CALL TO ORDER II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TOWN OF SPRING VALLEY III. ROLL CALL BOARD MEETING IV. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Monday, March 12, 2018 V. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 7:00 P.M. VI. APPROVAL OF BILLS Orfordville Fire District VII. INFORMATION REPORTS meeting room VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT 173 N. Wright St., Orfordville, WI PERIOD AGENDA AGENDA 1. Call to order IX. APPROVAL OF STUDENT 2. Approval of agenda HANDBOOKS 3. Verification of proper public noX. APPROVAL OF tice CONTRACTED & 4. Minutes approved VOLUNTEER COACHES 5. Treasurer’s report approved XI. APPROVAL OF BOYS & 6. Reports GIRLS WIAA HOCKEY 7. Audience communication CO-OP 8. Old business XII. PROPERTY ANNEXATION A. Recycling contract XIII. FOOD SERVICE B. Brush cutting XIV. EXTRA-CURRICULAR C. Road work SCHEDULE D. County site permits XV. ACCEPT DONATION(S) 9. New business XVI. RESIGNATION(S) A. Set date for April Town Board XVII. EMPLOYMENT meeting RECOMMENDATION(S) B. Fence in road right-of-way XVIII. VOLUNTEER C. Planning & Zoning RECOMMENDATION(S) Committee Chair resignation XIX. FUTURE AGENDA D. Town Clerk resignation XX. ROLL CALL VOTE TO 10. Future agenda items CONVENE IN CLOSED 11. Payment of bills SESSION PURSUANT TO 12. Adjournment WI. STS. 19.85, (1), (c) Julie Gerke, Clerk a. Staff Reports b. Teacher Negotiations Recycling drop-off XXI. ACTION ON CLOSED 2nd Saturday of the month SESSION ITEMS Rock Co. Public Works Bldg. XXII. ADJOURNMENT Hwy 213 Orfordville The Independent Register 9am-noon. 3/7/2018 WNAXLP 309232 The Independent Register ACCEPTING BIDS 3/7/2018 The Green County Highway De- WNAXLP 309415 partment will be accepting bids for the design and construction

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Sheri Montgomery, right, and Collin Borntreger.

Sheri Montgomery Parkview Spelling Bee Champ By Ryan Broege EDITOR

Sheri Montgomery is in fourth-grade, and Parkview School District’s new 2018 Spelling Bee Champion. 2017 Spelling Bee champ Collin Borntreger was runner-up this year. Montgomery and Borntreger each took a few minutes to answer some questions via email from the Independent-Register about their accomplishments. Montgomery spelled every word right that she received in the bee, even “mandible” which she had never heard before. Montgomery said she studied every night with her mother, Myra, who would read words off the list for Sheri to spell. Some of Montgomery’s favorite books include Harry Potter, Dork Diaries, Dear Dumb Diary, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Garfield, Captain Underpants, Junie B, Raina Telgemier books, the Magic Tree house, and many more. Montgomery loves to read every day, and said she is excited for her next spelling bee at the regional level. Colling Borntreger was runner-up. Borntreger said he studied with his friends, and exited the contest on the word “malign.” Borntreger’s favorite book is “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”


and goes sledding when it snows. She talked about what “Big Brothers Big Sisters” means to her at their fundraiser. Addyson Brauer has started doing chores at home. She worked at the community closet with other members. She attended one of her brother’s basketball game. It was fun making homemade pizza with her family. She had a valentine’s party at school. She went with her brother and his “Big Sister” to the Humane Society. Jaydon Brauer has chores at home and helps when needed. He worked at the community closet by checking sizes of clothes. He went to his brother’s basketball game. His family made homemade pizzas as a family fun activity. He helped his grandpa shovel snow. He had a valentine’s party at school. Jaydon went to the Humane Society with his “Big Sister.” Maylee Brauer helps out a lot at home. She helped at the community closet by organizing shelves and racks. She went to a couple of her brother’s basketball games. Her family made homemade pizza as their family fun activity for January. Maylee shoveled snow for a neighbor. She performed at Solo and Ensembles and received a 1 for her solo. Royce Brauer worked at the Monroe Area Community Closet. He has been going to Confirmation. He enjoys doing activities with his “Big Couple.” His basketball season continues with practices and games. He sang the National Anthem at a girl’s basketball game. and played in the pep band. Royce attended the 4-H executive board meeting by telephone. He performed at Solo and Ensembles and received a 1 on his solo. He helps out at home. Shannon Day belongs to Girl Scouts. She has fun with their activities. She has been selling Girl Scout cookies. She worked at the community closet. She does things with her “Big Sister” every week. They have fun. She walks the dog and spends time with him so they get used to each other. She is taking the dog project in 4-H and went to the kick off meeting. Shannon has playdates with friends and goes to church. She helps mom at home. Ashlyn Hicks helped at the Community Closet with other members. She went to the Day of Arts and had fun. She had play dates with friends and helps at home. Jaena LeGault is milking cows morning and night seven days a week. She does chores and works with her animals. She attended the dog open house and got needed information. She saw the Zor Shrine Circus. There was a family memorial for her aunt. She went to a family dinner and made a cake for the 4-H meeting. Justin Moore helps with household chores and helps take care of the animals. He visits with his dad every weekend, works on a derby car, and helps there. School keeps him busy. He made a wooden hand for our “Helping Hand Award.” Justin went to the kick off meeting for the dog project. He works with the dogs every day. Jude Myers is new to 4-H. He plans to show his dog for the dog project. He is busy in school and helps out at home. Josh Ommodt is involved with the church youth group. He enjoys their many activities. He has been involved in middle school basketball and helps at home. Lillyanna Schmid helps at home and babysits her siblings when her mom is busy. She belongs to Girl Scouts and does their activities. She has been selling Girl Scout cookies. School keeps Lillyanna busy.

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EMPLOYMENT POSITION OPENING The Green County Highway Department has One (1) opening for a Mechanic based out of the Monroe Shop at 2813 6th Street. 308569

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Campers and RVs

2009 CANAM OUTLANDER 800RXT, lots of extras, 110 miles, like new, $5,950 OBO 262-3743761.

1978 JOURNEY MOTOR HOME 32’ long, sleeps 6, fully equipped, Dodge 440 engine 5KW generator $5,000 815-369-2338



1997 SEBRING CONVERTIBLE Good shape. Call for details. 262767-0782

1999 HARLEY PRO STREET custom 107 cubic inch S&S motor. All forged internals. Axtell cylinders. 10.5 to 1 compression. STD dual plug heads. Dyna 2000i ignition. 4500 miles since built. Transmission is ultima case with Andrews gears and shaft. Bdl belt drive. Black and billet rims and matching rotors. Needs tires. No time to ride with 4 kids. Over 20k invested and hate to sell. Very fast bike and very comfortable. $9,800 OBO 815-751-2627.

2002 MERCURY SABLE Good tires, battery, new fuel pump. Car serviced on regular basis. $1,295 Call 262-758-4738 2010 BUICK LUCERNE Florida car, 72,000 mi. Must see. 847949-7507 2015 CHEVY CAMARO CONVERTIBLE Bright yellow, leather, nav., premium sound, RS pkg, 48K. $19,900. Call 262-686-3241.

Boats 19 FT’ SEA SPRITE, TANDEM TRAILER. Black, new white interior. Bow rider. Mercruiser. Fast. $3,450 847-987-7669 1978 23.5 GLASTRON Carlson Cutty Cab 455 Ford Jet Drive w/ trailer, moving make offer, 815581-0144. 2002 CHAPARRAL-220SSI V8, 260 HP, Alpha drive loaded. 700hrs. On Lauderdale Lake w/ Shorelander Tandem w/brake Trailer. $15,000. 847-370-5119.

Monroe Clinic Hospice invites the community to help give comfort and support to the terminally ill and their families by becoming a volunteer. Hospice volunteers join a team of professionals who help terminally ill patients live out their lives to the fullest. Those interested should attend the hospice volunteer training at the St. Camillus Center, 2101 6th St., Monroe on Thursday, March 8 and 22, and Thursday, April 12, 19 and 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Hospice Volunteers are required to have 16 hours of training in the State

of Wisconsin. There will be online training as well as face-to-face training. The online training can be completed at home or in the Hospice office at the convenience of the trainee. Training is free. Register by calling Nadine Whiteman, Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 608-324-1230. Hospice care is focused on helping terminally ill patients find dignity and comfort, as well as supporting the families during the grieving process. Monroe Clinic Hospice services are available in Green, Rock, and Lafay-

Vaccination update reminder


Monroe Clinic Hospice volunteer training scheduled

2013 HARLEY DAVIDSON wide glide, 1 owner, very low miles, $15,000 OBO 262-332-1530

We all know that infants and children need vaccines but when was the last time you received a vaccine other than the flu shot? Do you know which vaccines are needed when you are 60, 70 or 80? Join us for a free vaccine workshop and FAQ session with a doctor from Monroe Clinic. This educational session will provide you with the information you need to ask your doctor at your next appointment, am I up to date? The session will be held Thursday, March 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. To register, contact the ADRC at 608-328-9499.


RONALD I. ARNSMEIER Ronald I. Arnsmeier, 77 of Central City, NE passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018 after a battle with cancer. Ron was the son of Rodney and Lucille Arnsmeier born on October 24, 1939. He established his home on a small farmette in NE. For many years he drove semi across country, worked in construction, building his own house. His working skills were unlimited and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in the timbers and spending time with his grandchildren in NE. He is survived by his wife, Sherryl, children; Michelle, Ronnie, and Dustin of Central City along with 3 grandchildren in NE, Karen (David) Knutson, Brodhead, Kim and Kelley Church, Monroe and Kathy Church of Albany are also his children from a prior marriage. He has 2 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren in this area. Sisters are LaVon Cowell, Monroe, Judith Klopfenstein, Mayer, AZ, sister-in-law Joyce Arnsmeier, Brodhead along with many nieces, nephews and other family members. Ron was preceded in death by son, Jo-

seph, a granddaughter, Shannon, parents and brothers Dwight, Duane and Lowell Arnsmeier. Per his request no funeral services were held. ROBERT GADOW Robert R. Gadow, age 85, of Brodhead, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Monroe Clinic Hospice Home, Monroe WI. He was born on August 15, 1932 in Monroe, WI, the son of Orvel and Pearl (Malcook) Gadow. He married Margaret J. Van Skike on June 7, 1952 in Brodhead. She passed away on November 28, 2015. Bob farmed in Spring Grove Township before moving to Brodhead. He had worked for Beloit Corp. for 33 years and also helped on the farm periodically. He enjoyed watching his great-grandchildren, road trips, especially to Branson, MO, family get togethers and enjoyed a spin in his car around town or the countryside. He is survived by his children, Donna Madura, Crystal Lake IL, Audrey Gadow, DeForest WI, Robert A. Gadow, Brod-

ette counties in Wisconsin and Stephenson, Jo Daviess, and part of Winnebago counties in Illinois. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers. No one is refused services on ability to pay.

Brodhead Lions and Leos hosting Pancake Breakfast March 17

The Brodhead Lions and Leos Clubs will hold a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 17 from 7 to 11 a.m. at Albrecht Elementary School. There is no charge for senior citizens. Adults are $6, children age 12 and under are $4, and children 4 years old and younger eat for free. The menu features pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and applesauce with orange juice, milk and coffee. The food is all you can eat. A substantial portion of the proceeds will be used to help fund Brodhead School District activities including field trips that were cut from District programming due to lack of funds.

head WI; Grandchildren, Hannah (Kenny) Kopplin, Monroe, WI, Cody (Alexandra) Gadow, Brodhead, WI, Scott Madura, Crystal Lake IL, Jonathon (fiancee Jordan Lohr) Madura, Gilbert AZ; Great-grandchildren, Hunter Condon, Bryson and Sawyer Schrimpf and Lia and Blain Gadow; a brother, Laverne (Dorothy) Gadow and a sister, Janet (Ron) Nenneman, both of Brodhead WI; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents, wife, brother and sister-in-law Orvel and Joan Gadow. Per Bob’s request a private immediate family service will be held. Rev. Krystal Goodger will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery Brodhead. The DL Newcomer Funeral Home of Brodhead Wisconsin is assisting the family The family would like to express a special “thank-you” for the loving care provided by the doctors and nurses of the Monroe Clinic Hospital and the Monroe Clinic Oncology Dept. Bob was very special to all of his family and friends and will always be in our heart.

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Sport Utilities 2012 Chevy Equinox All Wheel Drive Sport LT. Excellent condition. Runs & smells like new. Back-up Camera, Bluetooth, Satellite. 85K miles. $10,500. 815369-9235.

Trucks & Trailers 2015 CHEVY SILVERADO crew cab, 4.3L, 4x4, 52k miles, black, extra tires & wheels, $28,000, 262-206-2285.

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