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Verona Fire Department


Commission considers open hiring

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Survey seeks feedback on amenities

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Current Verona Fire District full-time officers likely wont be guaranteed a spot in the new city department next year. But some community members want to see the city maintain some continuity with the staff. The citys Police and Fire Commission also discussed a new department structure including a step toward a 24-hour department with fire chief Joe Giver at its monthly meeti n g l a s t Giver Thursday. It didnt take any action on the hiring process, however, other than to direct Giver to develop job postings, a hiring policy and look for places to post the positions. Though the city will pay the salaries of the firefighters and officers, the PFC has control over

the hiring process and takes part in interviewing and creating a list of people eligible for employment in the department. Commission president Delora Newton said she favored an open recruitment process, since it would attract the most qualified candidates and has worked for the police department. Its a new city department we want make sure that we have as many choice people apply, Newton said. Weve followed that model, for the most part, with the police department. Even when weve promoted, we have gone open process it hasnt just been an automatic ascension. Other commissioners agreed, saying that process has worked well and that it makes sense to follow the police departments hiring model. During last weeks public comment period, however, three people spoke in favor of retaining as much of the current staff as possible. Public comment is not something that is typically on the commissions agenda, Newton said,

A group of Salem youth work on the exterior of an elderly couples house as part of Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss. Left to right: Kaitlyn Hopfensperger (ladder), Kati Hart, Nadia Graese, Lisa Bakken, Nic Graese, Sawyer Quade (ladder).

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Mission trips open eyes, hearts and minds
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The next phase in planning for Veronas downtown takes place online, and then in-person with a meeting at the end of the month. The city is looking for resident feedback related to how its downtown should look in the coming 30 years. Its hired planners have conducted a traffic study that has yielded three options for improvements, but now theyre looking for more citizen response about what sort of amenities and attractions the citys center might offer. In a letter to community members, mayor Jon Hochkammer said the July 29 meeting will feature large and small group discussions to help glean ideas about the area surrounding the

Eighty-one parishioners from Verona churches will serve in mission trips over the summer. And many have said they have come to realize the people theyre helping arent the only ones benefiting from their work. Zach Nechvatal, a high school-age youth at Salem UCC who has done mission trips for about six years, is one of those people. With nine other youth and six adults, he took part in Back Photos submitted Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss., Salem parishioners Lisa Bakken (yellow shirt left) and Kaitlyn in mid June.

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The survey
Fill out the citys survey on downtown online at: surveymonkey.com/s/ VeronaDowntownVision Paper copies of the survey are available at the Verona Senior Center, the Verona Public Library, and City Center.

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Hopfensperger (yellow shirt right) help in the kitchen as part of the

Hometown Days

Organizers happy with festival, plan tweaks

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Hometown Days is still a shining example of community spirit, but organizers are planning to make more adjustments to keep it successful. The first full year of planning by Brava Enterprises resulted in a well-received Hometown Days

festival, company president Brad Zaugg told the Press last week. But that doesnt mean the Verona-based company is going to rest on its laurels for next year. It was a successful year, but we want to keep improving it, Zaugg said. We were happy with it. The weather cooperated throughout the weekend one The

factor that no one can ever plan for. In particular, the Sunday parade benefited from the nice weather. The parade ended up being awesome, Zaugg said. Thats something great for the entire community. In fact, the whole weekend went well, Zaugg said. The beer tent saw revenues increase by

about 9 percent, he said, although expenses were up by about that same amount. The company was handed several variables beyond the weather this year. Hometown Days was held the same weekend as graduation and, for the first time, Mount Horebs Summer Frolic festival. Zaugg said hes not sure whether those factors had a negative

impact on the festival. Its hard to tell how much of those things had an impact, Zaugg said. It was unfortunate that there were conflicts. That conflict did bring one change to the festival that will stick for next year. Wenzel Amazements will again bring the

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Above, Abby Armstrong, 9, and Avlin Prosa, 9, try lychee, a Chinese fruit, for the first time. A little hesitant at first, the girls said it tasted different but good. Right, Raphael, 3 1/2, (front) and Mikhael Jorgensen, 23 months, try a plate-full of new foods with mother Rina.

New Foods Friday a healthy addition at library

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Pie social
Verona Senior Center hosted its annual pie social Thursday. The fundraiser features a meal and ice cream to go with dozens of homemade pies donated from community members. For much of the evening, it was hard to find a seat. Above, senior center volunteer Ruth Jensen helps Carol and Leonard Waelti pick out their favorite pies from pumpkin to fresh peach pie. Right, Margaret Hendrickson has a bite of cherry pie and ice cream.



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A healthy eating series at Verona Public Library has residents trying new foods and exploring local options. New Foods Friday has one more planned session on July 19 out of the five that have run this summer. The program is funded by part of a $20,000 grant the library got from Epic Systems Corp. to promote health, said Stacey Burkart, head of youth services at the library. Burkart said the new foods program is somewhat geared toward kids, but adults have taken an interest and are welcome to participate, too. In one session, residents got to try locally made food such as Edelweiss Cheese, which has a storefront in Verona. In another, goers tried healthy snack foods, including dried fruits, dried seaweed, and dried Kimchi, the Korean version of sauerkraut, as Burkart explained it. On Friday, kids dared to try types of food (organized by color) that they might not have been familiar with, for example lychee, a type of fruit popular in China, golden raspberries and even edible flowers.

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Benjamin Lipinski (above) and Gia Yeong (below) try some new foods at the first event in June. Below is one of the orange foods to try at the July 12 event that featured Nasturtium flowers, which are edible and taste a little spicy.

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Attendance has varied but spiked at around 100 people so far, Burkart said. While the popularity has

grown, Burkart said the library will likely have similar events in fall, perhaps around apple harvest.

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July 18, 2013

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Wang wins UW award

A local resident recently notched an award from the University of Wisconsin recognizing excellence in administrative roles supporting student services, research, academics or administration, according to a UW news release. Roberta Wang was one of four winners to receive the inaugural Administrative Achievement Award at a June 24 banquet in Madison. Wang grew up in Verona, graduated from high school here and now lives in the Town of Verona with her husband, Tony. She has worked at UW since 1973 and is currently administrative program manager in the universitys division of continuing studies. Wang was nominated by Laura Ingram, the divisions associate dean, who said in the release that Wang has
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Freshening up
Jameson Haag puts a fresh coat of paint on a fire hydrant last Friday on North Main Street at Harriet Street. Haag, a Mount Horeb High School senior-to-be who also works at the beach, is painting all the hydrants he can during his spare time this summer, starting with those along Main Street and Verona Avenue. Dan Palmer of the Verona Water Utility told the Press it has been several years since the hydrants have been painted, and the city is using latex paint to simplify cleanup, making them look better from a distance than from close up. Were hoping to get the main drag done, he said.

County closes free clinic

A free immunization clinic offered by Public HealthMadison and Dane County closed this month due to lack of use, the organization said in a news release. As of July 1st, the clinics held in Stoughton and Verona will be discontinued due to low demand, the release read. The free immunization clinics had been run to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Clinics will remain operating in Sun Prairie, Middleton and at the PHMDC East Washington and South Park sites in Madison. PHMDC continues to offer free immunizations to children through age 18 who do not have any health insurance, or do have Medical Assistance or Badger Care, or who only have major medical insurance (only covering hospitalization with no preventive care coverage), or are Native Americans or Alaska Natives. PHMDC can no longer immunize any children or adults who have private health insurance covering vaccines, even if they must meet a deductible or have a co-pay. Public Health can provide some immunizations for uninsured adults. Call 266-4821 or check out the website for more details. An updated clinic schedule is available at publichealth mdc.com.

Alliant updating downtown streetlights with LED units

Alliant Energy will begin replacing about 15 streetlights in Verona next week with light-emitting diode (LED) units as part of a pilot project to test the performance of LED technology. Verona is the first Dane County community to participate in the pilot, according to a release this week from Alliant subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light, which provides electric service throughout Verona. The release said the lights are expected to last longer than the current units and also increase the lighting quality. They are being put in along a stretch of South Main Street, starting at the intersection of Verona Avenue and continuing south to Melody Lane. The utility chose the location to test the performance in a higher-traffic area one that includes a mix of both residential and commercial properties. We have chosen Verona as one of 20 Wisconsin communities where we will install and test LED streetlights, Alliant key account manager Jeff McCarthy said in the release. We will monitor their energy usage, as well as the quality of light they emit, to see how they work under everyday traffic and weather conditions. The current streetlights in Verona, as well as those throughout most of Wisconsin, are high-pressure sodium (HPS) streetlights, according to the release. Most feature a 100-watt or 150-watt equivalent class of bulb. The new LED streetlights are 80-watt units, and tests of similar wattage bulbs have shown that they use considerably less electricity and produce a higher-quality light for the roadway, the release said. Many people in the communities where the LED streetlights have been piloted reported positive changes, the release said, noting that the light is whiter, more defined and sharper than HPS-produced light. The light is directed more on the street, allows the human eye to see details and colors better, and it is less yellow-colored than HPSproduced light, the release said, adding that they are designed to have a much longer useful life, reducing the ongoing maintenance cost. While LED technology has been around for a long time, the considerably higher upfront cost of LED streetlights did not make them cost-effective in the past for our company and customers, explained Jeff Nelson, Alliant engineering technician for Verona. As the technology has evolved, the overall costs associated with LED streetlights have dropped, which has started to make them a viable alternative. Alliant Energys 2013

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Letter to the editor

Newest alder vows to put Verona first

When my wife got a new job in Madison, we bought a house in Verona because of its hometown values. Those values include friendly and hard-working people, pragmatic policies, and a feeling that each person and thing is close to the next. Weve seen those values during the past seven years that her parents have lived in nearby Paoli. Weve seen those values when we vacationed here, shopped at Millers for holiday dinners and when we browsed movies at the library for Christmas Eves. One of the first things I did after we moved to Verona was submit an application to the mayor indicating my willingness to serve our community. When the 4th District City Council seat became vacant, I immediately expressed my interest to the mayor and our remaining alder. I was told a majority of the council would approve the appointment. Each member I met with said they appreciated my reaching out to them. I was never told that was not allowed. In fact, many said it improved the process. I asked what they were working on and concerned about, what its like to serve on the council, and whether Id be a good fit. Ive worked in government, politics and public policy for ten years. I was an aide to Sen. Russ Feingold, worked on campaigns, and work now as an advocate for poor Wisconsinites and as a public policy researcher. My expertise in public policy will be valuable as this city the fastest growing in Wisconsin moves forward. I hold myself to high standards, and I want to help make Verona an even better place to live, work and play. I hope others with a similar drive are not discouraged from serving this community by the fuss made by some about my appointment. The mayor and some of my colleagues have voiced frustration with the citys appointments process. We owe it to the voters to fix the ordinances that govern that broken process and I hope my colleagues join me in that effort. Im putting the interests of Verona first as a new and excited member of the council. Im also looking forward to all of usveteran and new council membersworking together to make Verona even better. I encourage my constituents to contact me with their thoughts and concerns. Please call or email me, or stop me to chat when Im doing yard work or walking our dog. Those are the interactions that build hometown values. Mike Bare 4th District Alder

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Helping others includes those of different beliefs

Due to a reporting error, a story about the city council approving a general development plan for a Fairfield Inn and Suites in last weeks Verona Press incorrectly stated that Terrance Wall was part of the development team. The property is owned by Nine Mound Development, LLC. Lee Fischl is listed as the developer, builder and owner for the project. A dance student from Move Out Loud studio who was also among the dance crews to perform over the weekend was inadvertently not mentioned in the article on Page 5 of last weeks Verona Press. Jenna Tracy, who will be a Badger Ridge Middle School eighth-grader, is part of the dancers from the Verona area.

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recently attended a three-day training college for Civil Air Patrol chaplains who wanted to qualify as mission chaplains. It provided some useful insight into my own mission at home. These chaplains are tasked with providing spiritual care to personnel who are involved in missions that include such traumas as natural disasters, mass casualties resulting from domestic terrorism (such as the Boston Marathon bombings) and airplane accidents. One of the Peters ways these chaplains provide support to the mission is by providing worship services to those assigned personnel who request them. I thought this would be the easy part of the required duties because I could simply set up a field service at the mission base and share the Gospel with those in attendance. But I had mistakenly assumed everyone who requested a worship service would want to worship in the way that my faith tradition does a Christian service that proclaims Jesus Christ as Gods only Son and redeemer of the world. As much as I believe and trust in Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I quickly realized that was not true of everyone else. In fact, as a mission chaplain, the job description includes providing a worship experience that meets the needs of a variety of religious expressions. For example, if someone is from the Islamic faith, I would need to find a Mosque in the area and arrange for this person to get transportation to and from the service. This experience got me

thinking about our community in Verona. I often assume that everyone is either a Christian or has somehow been disconnected from the Christian church and simply needs a pastor to guide them back to their walk with Jesus. The simple fact is there are people in our community who are just as committed to their non-Christian religion as I am to Christ. And that is the great conundrum. How do I, as a Lutheran pastor who is called by God to go and make disciples of all nations by baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), minister and engage with people who have committed to another faith or no faith at all? Let me first say there can be no compromise in my commitment to proclaiming the Gospel. Jesus made a direct statement to His disciples: Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven (Matthew 10: 31-33). I certainly dont want to be on the wrong side of that equation. However, Verona is a diverse population that attracts people from all walks of life. They come for our great quality of life, outstanding schools and numerous economic opportunities. We are blessed to have many outstanding churches in the area that are integral partners in making Hometown USA a great place to live. Much like chaplains who are charged with meeting the needs of a diverse population (while not compromising their own faith tradition), I wondered what would happen if I simply acknowledged that not everyone shares my trust

in Christ but some still need a friend to talk to who will not judge them for who they are or what they believe. Jesus engaged in these types of relationships all the time. He ministered to a despised Samaritan woman. He touched lepers. He loved the demon-possessed. He cared for people with disabilities. He even engaged in deep conversations with people who would ultimately condemn Him to death on the cross. The interesting thing about these encounters is Jesus never pushed these people to accept Him as the promised Messiah before He ministered to them. He simply saw a need and met it. As I headed home to Verona after the three days of training at Volk Field, I thought about the challenges of ministering to a diverse population the way Jesus did. I wondered if I could put aside my preconceived notions on how I want people to respond to my invitation to come to my church or explore my Lutheran understanding of faith in Christ and just be a friend or meet a need. The fact is, relationships built on genuine friendship and open dialogue often develop a deep level of trust between people. It is at that point when issues of faith (all types), God and atheism can be explored without the defensive perimeters going up. I hope that would allow for a sincere conversation regarding the faith I have in Christ. Once this is spoken in an atmosphere of trust and from a heart that deeply cares for the person I can leave that persons response in Gods hands. Right where it belongs. Michael Peters is pastor of The Church in Verona.


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Fire: Change in the air

Continued from page 1 but she agreed to allow it given that the fire department is becoming part of the city. Ald. Dale Yurs (Dist. 2) said maintaining continuity would keep the department from being faced with too many challenges at once when it makes the switch Jan. 1. The one thing I hope that is being kept in mind is that were not making too much change, so that the department has a hard time functioning, Yurs said. Theres already a lot of change in the air. Fitchrona EMS paramedic Chance Kaczmarski said there is a great working relationship between the emergency medical service and the current fire department members. He said the level of cooperation is so high that its sometimes hard to tell who works for each department when the two groups are on calls together. A lot of us would be skeptical or hesitant to see any wholesale changes or significant changes to the personnel, Kaczmarski said, noting that he was only speaking for himself and not the entire organization. But with the operational level weve developed a good working relationship thats going to continue to grow, especially as we look towards becoming quartered together in the fire station. International Association of Fire Fighters field service representative Patrick Kilbane, who represents the Local 311 firefighters union, also spoke. He said his main concern was for the current unionized members of the VFD. He said hed like to see the current members sustain their employment in the new department. Let me just be very clear its our position and desire that all of those folks would be brought into the city department, he said. There are a lot of issues associated with changing from a district to the city. We dont know how to react until we understand whats going to happen. administrator Bill Burns said during the meeting that the Common Council likely would have to discuss the budget ramifications of switching to a 24-hour shift schedule. If the 24-hour shift schedule isnt approved, Giver said the department would likely have two lieutenants and two firefighters as career staff. The career firefighters would work 12-hour shifts with paid-on-premises staff during the daytime in order to fully staff an engine. The department would still rely on paid-on-call volunteers to respond to calls between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Giver later explained to the Press that lieutenants would work as shift commanders at the station. They would serve as the officer-in-charge when on a call and could be the apparatus driver if no paidon-call drivers were able to respond. The lieutenant position differs from a captain, who would be a paid-on-call or paid-on-premises person, in that captains help expedite orders from the chief-level officers. A station captain helps oversee the day-today operations of the station, Giver said.

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Giver also proposed two new positions that wouldnt have to be filled right away. He said they could even be shared with the city or neighboring fire departments. An administrative assistant would be able to help the department with paperwork, payroll and other administrative duties, Giver said. An assistant chief would assist with fire prevention duties and review plans for fire alarms and sprinkler systems. If these positions which might be only part-time arent filled, the duties will fall on existing full-time and part-time staff, as they have been. Commission members didnt express any disagreement with the proposed structure and said they were comfortable directing Giver to draw up job descriptions without formally approving the department structure. The commission is expected to vote on the structure at its next meeting in early August.

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In addition to the general discussion about the application process, Giver proposed a slight change to the structure of the department that would fit with eventual 24-hour coverage. The number of full-time career firefighters wouldnt change and the department would still rely on paid-oncall and paid-on-premises staff to respond to emergencies. But they would have slightly different roles. The current department has five full-time officers in addition to the chief: one assistant chief, one captain, a lieutenant and two firefighter/inspector positions. The ideal structure of the new department, Giver told the commission, would have a deputy chief, three lieutenants and one firefighter. That structure would enable the department to move to the 24-hour rotation it has been aiming at for several years. Under the proposal, full-time officers would work 24 hours on and have 48 hours off. City

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Also at the commissions next meeting, members plan to review the job descriptions and hiring process. The process likely would be similar to what the commission uses for the Verona Police Department, with some adjustments. For career firefighters, they will likely fill out an applications and each be assigned a score. The PFC will then interview candidates and work up a list of eligible candidates to the chief for further review. The next step would be a physical agility test and a thorough background investigation. A conditional offer of employment would be given, and the person would be hired subject to a medical and psychological evaluation and drug test.




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Coming up
Seniors Got Talent
Share your talents with the rest of the community at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the senior center. All participants will receive a door prize, and one lucky random winner of the entrants for the Seniors Got Talent show will win a gift card valued at $50. Sign up and discuss your talent and what setup you need for the show with Chris Nye by July 11 to reserve a spot. Call for lunch reservations or transportation by July 17 at noon. led by Jessica Heffelfinger, a personal trainer at Hybrid Fitness. Classes meet from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday between July 22 Aug. 30, at the library. Registration is required at 845-7180 and limited to 15 participants. p.m. Thursday, July 25, for insightful presentation from the Alzheimers & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin as they show tips on keeping brain function sharp at any age. Hear the latest news on this rapidly developing topic of maintaining brain health where you will be able to take Origami home some free samples of brain exerLearn how to create beautiful origa- cises practice on your own. No reservations are required. mi, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper, from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Verona Public Womens Group Library. The Womens Group will meet at 10 Join Travis Mueller as he demon- a.m. Thursday, July 25, at the senior strates how you can transform a sheet of center. paper into a three-dimensional object. A variety of teas and coffee will be Registration is required for this pro- available along with assorted morning gram and is limited to 12 participants. treats provided by the Womens Group Participants should be 16 or older. sponsor, Home Instead. Paper will be provided. This program Great conversation and guest speakis free and open to the public. To reg- ers are part of the group experience ister, or for more information, visit every month. veronapubliclibrary.org.

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH 2951 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg (608) 276-7729 allsaints-madison.org Pastor Rich Johnson 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship times THE CHURCH IN FITCHBURG 2833 Raritan Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711 (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 8 and 10:45 a.m. THE CHURCH IN VERONA Verona Business Centre 535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona. (608) 271-2811 livelifetogether.com Sunday Worship: 9 a.m. FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg (608) 273-1008 memorialucc.org Phil Haslanger GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA (608) 271-6633 Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Way SUNDAY 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Worship West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine Mound Road, Verona SUNDAY 9 &10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship LIVING HOPE CHURCH At the Verona Senior Center 108 Paoli St. (608) 347-3827 livinghopeverona.com, info@livinghopeverona.com SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH 201 S. Main, Verona (608) 845-7125 MBCverona.org Lead pastor: Jeremy Scott SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship REDEEMER BIBLE FELLOWSHIP 102 N. Franklin Ave., Verona Pastor Dwight R. Wise (608)848-1836 www.redeemerbiblefellowship.org SUNDAY 10 a.m. Family Worship Service RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH Wisconsin Synod, 6705 Wesner Road, Verona (608) 848-4965 rlcverona.org Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant Pastor: Timothy Rosenow THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. Worship SUNDAY 9 a.m. Worship Service ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC PARISH 301 N. Main St., Verona (608) 845-6613 Stchristopherverona.com Fr. William Vernon, pastor SATURDAY 5 p.m. Sunday Vigil, St. Andrew, Verona SUNDAY 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli 9 and 11 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona Daily Mass: Tuesday-Saturday at 8 a.m., St. Andrew, Verona ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 427 S. Main Street, Verona (608) 845-6922 www.stjamesverona.org Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter Narum Service 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI Phone:(608) 845-7315 Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry www.salemchurchverona.org 9 a.m. Worship Service Staffed nursery from 8:45 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Fellowship Hour SPRINGDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 2752 Town Hall Road (off County ID) (608) 437-3493 springdalelutheran.org Pastor: Jeff Jacobs SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Communion Worship SUGAR RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 130 N. Franklin St., Verona (608) 845-5855 sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org, sugarriverumc.org Pastor: Gary Holmes SUNDAY 9:00 & 10:30 Contemporary worship with childrens Sunday school. Refreshments and fellowship are between services. WEST MADISON BIBLE CHURCH 2920 Hwy. M, Verona, WI 53593 Sunday (nursery provided in a.m.) 9:15 a.m. - Praise and worship 10:45 - Sunday School (all ages) 6 p.m. - Small group Bible study ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Located at Hwy. 92 & Ct. Road G, Mount Vernon (608) 832-6677 for information Pastor: Brad Brookins SUNDAY 10:15 a.m. Worship ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST At Hwy. 69 and PB, Paoli (608)845-5641 Rev. Sara Thiessen SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Family Music
Enjoy an interactive music-andmovement program at 12:30 and 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the library. The program encourages children and adults to experience music together.

New Foods Friday

Sample some healthy snacks you may not have tried before from 11 a.m. - noon Friday, July 19, at the library. The program features a variety of fresh, local produce, grains, cheeses and other delicious surprises. All ages are welcome to this program funded by Epic Systems Corp.


Yo-yo show

Sign up and attend a card making class where you can create cards that you will take with you at the end that can be given for special occasions. You will make six cards in the class at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the senior center. Couch to 5K Registration is required and needed Learn how to improve core strength, by Friday, July 19, so that there are avoid running injuries, stretch key mus- enough materials for the class. Call Summer School Band Concert cle groups, gait train for more effective 845-7471 to register. Enjoy musical selections by the running, decrease split times and boost Verona Area School District summer your overall health and wellness. Brain health school band at noon Friday, July 26, at Couch to 5K training sessions will be Head to the senior center at 12:15 the library.

Hes a world yo-yo champion. Hes a spin-top champion. Hes a member of the world juggling team and even founded Madisons Annual Juggling Festival, MadFest. Experience of exciting stunts and high-energy mastery with Mark Hayward at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m.Thursday, July 25, at the library.

Community calendar
12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., family music, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 12:30 p.m., Seniors Got Talent, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 6 p.m., Concert in the park, Harriet Park 11 a.m., New foods Friday, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 7-9:30 p.m., KIN, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800

Thursday, July 18

Junction, veronafarmersmarket.com 12:30 p.m., Card-making workshop, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 7-8:30 p.m., Origami workshop, Verona Public Library, 845-7180=

Wednesday, July 24

Friday, July 19

10 a.m., Womens group, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 12:15 p.m., Brain health class, Verona Senior Center, 845-7471 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Yo-yo show, Verona Public Saturday, July 20 7-9:30 p.m., Last Minute Notice, Tuvalu Coffeehouse Library, 845-7180 6 p.m., Concert in the park, Harriet Park and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 6-7 p.m., Couch to 5K program starts, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 6:30 p.m., Finance committee, City Center 7 p.m., Common Council, City Center 3-7 p.m., Verona Farmers Market, Hometown

Thursday, July 25

Monday, July 22

Noon, Summer school band concert, Verona Public Library, 845-7180 7-9:30 p.m., Open Mic with Jim White, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800 7-9:30 p.m., Old Cool, Tuvalu Coffeehouse and Gallery, 300 S. Main. St., 845-6800

Friday, July 26

Is Self-help Oxymoronic?
Is the concept of self-help an oxymoron, that is, a contradiction in terms? There is clearly something oxymoronic about self-help books, since they are written by someone else. A true self-help book would be one written to help its author work through some problem or issue. Perhaps that is a good way to approach our problems, i.e., by researching them as if we were going to write a book illustrating how to solve that problem. Self-help may also be contradictory in the same sense in which it is ridiculous to expect people to be able to lift themselves up by their own bootstraps. When you are sinking in quicksand you need someone on dry land to throw you a rope or reach out to you, in the same way that you just cant pull yourself out of many of lifes problems. And lastly, there is the irony that self-help gives us the illusion of independence, when we are in fact dependent on others, and especially on God, from whom our best help often comes. We should not cut ourselves off from Gods help. My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121: 2

Tuesday, July 23

Saturday, July 27

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Thursday, July 18 7 a.m. Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 7 p.m. - Words of Peace 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society Friday, July 19 7 a.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 8:30 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Saturday, July 20 8 a.m. Common Council from 7-08-13 11 a.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 1 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 4:30 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council from 7-08-13 9 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Sunday, July 21 7 a.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 9 a.m. Resurrection Church 10 a.m. - Salem Church Service Noon - Common Council from 7-08-13 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 4:30 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society 6 p.m. Common Council from 7-08-13 9 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society 11 p.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Monday, July 22 7 a.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. - Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. - 2011 Wildcats Football 7 p.m. Common Council Live 9 p.m. - Hindu Cultural Hour 10 p.m. Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Tuesday, July 23 7 a.m. Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. - Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Resurrection Church 8 p.m. - Words of Peace 9 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. - Dairyland at Historical Society Wednesday, July 24 7 a.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 1:30 p.m. - Chatting with the Chamber 3 p.m. Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 5 p.m. Common Council from 7-22-13 7 p.m. - Capital City Band 8 p.m. Rochelle Pennington at Senior Center 10 p.m. - Hometown Days Parade 2013 11 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center Thursday, July 25 7 a.m. Hometown Days Parade 2013 9 a.m. - Daily Exercise 10 a.m. Old Time Fiddlers at Senior Center 3 p.m. - Daily Exercise 4 p.m. 2013 Hometown Days Fireworks 6 p.m. - Salem Church Service 8 p.m. - Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Chatting with the Chamber 10 p.m. Dairyland at Historical Society

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do get one, make the most of it. Once you get word of an inheritance, dont rush to act, especially if youre in the middle of a grieving process. Consider parking your inheritance temporarily in a liquid vehicle, such as a cash account. After some time has passed, you could use your inheritance to pay off some debts. Or you might want to set up an emergency fund containing three to six months Matt Gerlach worth of living expenses. And if your inheritance is large enough, you can invest Financial Advisor it to help meet an important nancial goal, such as helping your children pay for college or building resources for your retirement. You may only get one inheritance in your life so put it to good use.
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Q. What Should I Do with an Inheritance? A. Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You cant plan on it. But if you


Q. What is the difference between fair market value, appraised value

and assessed value? independent professional who visits a property and compares it to similar recently sold houses in the area. This value is primarily used for financing purposes. The Assessed Value is a value determined by local government and is used to establish property tax payments. Though market data is used during this process, the assessed value is generally less accurate because it is an annual snapshot without a property visit. Ultimately, Market Value is determined by what a buyer is willing to pay for a particular property on a particular day. Contact us for a free market analysis to determine what your home may be worth. Making a Difference, One Home at a Time! (608) 492-2272 kschulz@KeithAndKinsey.com www.KeithAndKinsey.com


A. The Appraised Value of a property is a valuation conducted by a certified

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Q. If you are involved in an accident where you or a loved one is injured, some things to keep mind:


Q. Are electric/powered toothbrushes better than regular brushes?

Care are capable of cleaning about 15% better than regular manual toothbrushes. One big advantage of powered brushes though is a timer. Most children and adults brush much faster than they realize and often miss areas of teeth and gums leaving plaque behind that increases risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing for the recommended 2 minutes improves the chance of thorough brushing. Many powered toothbrushes have a 30 second or 1 minute timer that can help you keep track of how long you are brushing for. Powered brushes do not allow you to brush faster. Faster is not better in this case. So ultimately, if your dentist regularly comments that you need to do a better job removing plaque, and you are already brushing twice daily, consider a powered brush with a timer. You do not need to spend a lot to purchase a good powered brush. Prices start around $40 for one with a timer, probably the most important feature.


A. 1. If someone else is at fault, have the police come to the accident scene.

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2. It is common to feel shaken at the scene and then rst notice pain hours or even days after the accident. 3. If you feel you may have a signicant injury, you should either accept transportation to the Emergency Room or visit an Emergency Room or Urgent Care Clinic on the day of the accident. 4. If you are contacted by the other drivers insurance company, you are not required to provide information. 5. You should not settle an injury claim until you are satised that you know the extent of the injury and what care is going to be required. It is often not possible to know that for months or even longer following an accident. 6. You should consult with a lawyer before you make any decision on settlement. 7. It is not wise to choose a lawyer based solely on a letter, brochure or TV ad. You should meet with a lawyer personally before you make a decision on who can best help you with your injury claim.

A. Maybe? Depending on who you believe, powered brushes such as the Oral B or Sonic-

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Q. I told my child he would lose the privilege of going to

the waterpark with our family if he misbehaved. He has not behaved well but now I feel bad about him missing out on the fun. Help!


through. As hard as it may be, your child will otherwise learn that he will always get another chance and you will lose credibility. The lesson to you is to be ready to give your child consequences you are willing to put into effect. Think through what those might be while you are calm so that in the heat of a disagreement you dont give an ultimatum you dont want to enforce.

A. This is a lesson for both of you. If you said it follow

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caregiver, you can help the elder in your life eat well, enjoy the best of the seasons bounty, and reap the benets of healthy eating. Eating well this season is about fresh, colorful food, and eating outdoors with family and friends. When the elderly eat healthy, they have increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times and better management of chronic health problems. Making small changes in the way you prepare food can often help overcome challenges to adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your elders diet. Sometimes elders dont feel like eating because food no longer tastes good, try enhancing it with fresh herbs such as basil, dill, thyme, mint, or chives. Antioxidant rich fruits are great for protecting cardiovascular and eye health. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, Stephen Rudolph mulberries, cherries, black plums and even grapes but especially fruits with dark purple pigments which ght inammation, improve blood FACHE, CSA ow and can help prevent blockages to the arteries. Foods like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, turnip, mustard, and collard greens are rich in lutein are found in colorful fruits and vegetables that protect cells from damage. A diet rich in spinach helps shield the macula from cell damage that can cause both age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Orange bell peppers are the best dietary source of the carotenoid zeaxanthin which concentrates in the back of the eye. Other orange vegetables such as pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes and carrots are also chock-full of vitamin A, which boosts night vision. Nothing harkens us back to our youth like the smell and taste of fresh fruit pies, tarts, cobblers or crumbles. Adding fruits like peaches, mangoes and berries to smoothies or homemade ice cream is a perfect way to get calcium. Look for ways to combine foods from the different food groups in creative ways. As always, before you make any dietary changes for your elder, be sure to consult a doctor or a health care provider.

Q. Its Summer! Eat Fresh Fruits and Vegetables! A. At long, last summer is here! And that means fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden, roadside stand or local grocery. As a


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well it has been maintained. Air conditioners that are 15 years old or more probably fall into the 6-8 SEER rating range. A new 13-16 SEER air conditioner could give you savings in the 35-60% range over your existing unit. Even air conditioners installed as little as 5 years ago could cost 20-35% more to operate than todays models. Any repairs needed in addition to energy savings may justify replacing even these units. For these and any other questions on your HVAC system, contact Dave at OK Heating & Air Conditioning.

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If you sell your home, you can exclude $250,000 in prots from tax ($500,000 ling jointly). Most people wont see nearly that much appreciation unless theyve owned their home for decades. But if thats your situation or if you bought and xed up your home with sweat equity, you can probably keep your gains, tax free. (Make sure you read the ne print limitations apply). Roth IRAs provide another great opportunity for tax-free income. If youve had your Roth open for over 5 years and youre over age 59.5, you wont pay tax on any accumulated earnings. And, unlike most IRAs, you arent EVER penalized for not taking money out of your own Roth IRA. I youd like more information on these or other ways to keep your taxes under control, give us a call.

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ability of the veins to remove uid from the tissues or an injury to your lymphatic system. This swelling can affect your ability to walk comfortably, your ability to wear the type of clothing you wish to wear, and can also increase your risk of certain types of infections. If you wear compression stockings you probably have insufcient vascular return from your legs. If you have had certain types of cancer (for example breast cancer or ovarian cancer) you may have had lymph nodes removed, which results in an injury to your lymphatic system. There may be treatment options for you, no matter the cause of your swelling. Some Rehab Therapists (Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists) are certied and have specialized training in the treatment of chronic swelling. The type of treatment that may be required can be quite varied. Contact Stellar Rehab to nd a Certied Lymphedema Specialist who specializes in treatment of chronic swelling and will provide you with individualized treatment recommendations. Call 608-845-2100 today! Comprehensive Therapy Services 1049 N. Edge Trail Prairie Oaks (608) 845-2100 Verona, WI 53593 www.stellarrehab.com

Q. Is there a treatment for the swelling in my legs besides wearing compression stockings? A. Chronic swelling can be caused by many different factors. Common reasons include insufcient


Q. Is it more benecial for athletes to get a massage the day before or

after an event? The best answer for athletes is to do both, however if asked to pick one I would say it is better for athletes to receive massage as soon after their event as possible. Post event Massage Therapy helps facilitate and shorten the recovery process. It helps keep the muscles infused with oxygenated and nutrient rich blood; this keeps the muscles from becoming knotted and stiff, Lee Unwin, CMT, which allows you to be less sore and tight the days following your event. The CSCS exception to this choice depends on how you are feeling the days before your event. Should you feel like your legs are heavy or your body is generally tight from training then I would recommend a pre-event massage so that you can get your legs refreshed and the muscles loosened so that you can go into your event feeling the best you can possibly feel.



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Jammin with local flavor

MUD Music performs in the first Concerts in the Park of the summer last Thursday at Harriet Park. MUD Music is an acoustic band that utilizes folk, blues, pop, jazz, country and bluegrass, which led to dancing (left). The band consists of Verona Area High School English teacher Mark Cahill, Tommy David Arnol, Bob Rush, Chris Driscoll and Gene Kent. The Concerts in the Park series continues from 6-8 p.m. Thursday with Chickin Bakin, July 25 with The Big Payback and Aug. 1 with Wild Heart.

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Safe, confident karate

Jeff Christensen and other Karate America instructors and students teach children to stand at attention Friday, June 21, at the Verona Public Library. The karate demo taught about how to handle a bully situation and also taught basic block techniques to protect. This was the third time the group held the demo at the library.

Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight Ken Lubich held a brief meeting to discus the councils 20th Anniversary celebration this week. The July 18 event will begin with a Mass honoring deceased membership, followed by a social hour; the council will provide drinks and treats. A strolling exhibit will be hung on the walls for members to view an enlarged copy of the Anniversary Booklet. Recorder, Knight Andy Zielke will start the event with his DVD of their first four fraternal years. Knight Clement LaMere will lead the council in their first Rosary ceremony before the installation of the new officers July 20. The council is hosting an Ice Cream Social after the 5 p.m. Mass at St. Andrew that day. Chancellor Knight Clyde Hellenbrand will serve a celebration supper with leftovers from Hometown Days brat stands. District Deputy Bill Paar will host a District 45 meeting in Oregon on July 30. Brad Stiner, Council PD

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Help your senior with sorting, packing, and moving and handle their items with care and respect. Listen as your loved one talks about items they must leave behind. Be helpful and positive even if you do not agree with the decision to move. Recognize that moving to a new home represents a major change and with change, comes fear of the unknown. Carman Vargas Promise to call and visit often after the move (and then follow through). Admissions/Lodge Manager Be positive and calm, this will help your senior feel secure and safe. Focus on your senior and help him/her with this big transition. Working with the facility where they are moving can be beneficial. Many times they can offer support during the transition.

Q. How do I help my senior pack up for their move into an Assisted Living Facility? A. The following list offers a few tips to help your senior pack and prepare for moving.


Q. My dog is getting more and more anxious during thunderstorms and


reworks. What can I do to help keep her comfortable during these times?

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A. It sounds like your dog has mild noise phobia, a fairly common problem during the summer. Common signs of canine anxiety include panting, trembling, pacing, whining and being destructive. Here are some things you can do to help: (1) provide your dog with a safe hiding place at home, away from outside sounds Dr. Barney Smith, DVM and light an inner basement room is good, (2) a canine Thundershirt can be helpful for mild noise anxiety, (3) provide some background music to block out other sounds, and (4) engage your dog in obedience or play activities to distract her. It is important to reassure your pet but not to over-indulge her since that may reinforce anxious behavior. Other products that may help relax your dog include dog appeasing pheromone (Adaptil) diffusers or collars, as well as anti-anxiety oral medications available from veterinarians. Discuss the best comprehensive treatment plan with your dogs doctor.
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Q. How can I control my Workers Compensation costs for my business?

It provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Its important to be aware that controlling your costs for workers compensation insurance can really help improve your bottom line. I recommend proper safety training for your employees to help keep them safe on the job. Or at least during employee meetings, you can bring up topics of safety in the workplace Matt Flynn to help keep it top of mind while theyre working. Also, some insurance Insurance Advisor companies reward businesses for safe work environments by offering dividends. These dividends can give a certain percentage of your workers compensation premium back to you if you dont have many claims throughout your policy period. Give me a call to see if you can qualify for a dividend!


Q. How do I dress a door?


A. Workers Compensation is required by law if your business has employees.

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A. Doors can be tricky as theyre functional, offer a view and most times designed to be opened and closed. Things to consider are the way the door opens, inwards or outwards which make all the difference to the kind of treatment you can use. Patio doors can be dressed with plantation shutters, vertical blinds or sheers and sliding panel track systems. If you prefer to mount onto the door consider a cellular or roman shade which stack neatly at the top when not in use. Vertical sheer shades are a lovely soft look with a tilt only function for doors. Wooden and mini blinds can work but be sure to secure them at the bottom to stop that annoying clank when the door is opened.
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Flying V track club

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Schmaltz selected to USA U18 hockey team
Verona native Nick Schmaltz has been selected to participate in the 2013 U.S. Under-18 Select team Schmaltz that will be participating in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament to be held Aug. 5-10 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia. Schmaltz, a 5-foot-7 forward, was added to the Green Bay Gamblers 23-man protected last November. The North Dakota recruit appeared in 11 games during the 201112 season tallying four points (1 goal, 3 assists) and a plus-7 plus/minus rating. Schmaltz, whose brother Jordan was a defenseman for the Gamblers, is considered by many scouts to be the top 1996 birth year forward in North America. Prior to last season, Wisconsin native played in the Chicago Mission system since 2007. Since 2007, Schmaltz has scored 91 goals and produced 190 points in 115 games.

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Flying Vs, flying high

(Clockwise, from above) Jared Biddle, a national qualifier who broke the Flying V club records in both the 13-14 boys 100- and 200-meter hurdles this year, flies to victory at the Wisconsin Track Club (WTC) meet hosts at Verona Area High School; (below) Michael Happel, Luke Quakenbush and Emilee Rebholz compete in the 100 hurdles; (at left) Kylee McCormick and Elizabeth Queoff attempt to exchange the baton in the 4x100-meter relay. The Flying V track club has been busy all summer. Verona had about a dozen athletes qualify from the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic (USATF JO) Wisconsin State meet to the USATF JO Region 8 Championship in South Dakota. Of those, two went to compete (Jared Biddle and Luquant Singh), and both qualified for USATF Nationals in at least one event. The club also had about 10 athletes qualify for the AAU JO National meet these athletes qualified directly to the national meet from state. Both The AAU and USATF JO national meets are at the end of this month. Jack Herkert finished third in the 13-14 boys triple and high at the USATF Youth National Meet a couple weeks back. Jared Biddle finished in the top 10 in the 13-14 100-meter hurdles.

Suess returning to high school softball diamond

Former Verona Area High School softball coach Cindy Suess makes her return to the WIAA this fall. Suess Suess, who spent the last nine seasons at UW-Oshkosh, will take over at Oshkosh North High School this fall. During her tenure at Verona, Suess coached the Wildcats to five state title appearances, including runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2002, 12 All-State first team selections and seven scholarships The Luxemburg-Casco High School graduate has been a member of the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association since 1993, serving as president since 2003. She is also a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Senior Legion
AnThony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Wildcats crush Edgewood with big inning

The Verona Senior Legion squad won by a forfeit over the Madison Lakers last Wednesday to remain alive for a playoff spot. However, the Hitmen actually needed to play ball against Madison Edgewood if they were to continue to be alive in the playoff race. Though it turned out that all Verona needed was one big inning, scoring six runs in the third en route to an 8-1 win. Toby Whitehouse and Jake Toman led off the inning with singles, and Mitch Flora was able to knock in Whitehouse with a single of his own. Brad Laufenberg followed that up with another RBI single. Ben Rortvedt continued the string of hits with a single to load the bases. John Moynhian followed with a sacrifice fly and Jake Armstrong roped a two-run triple to make it 5-0. Ryan Pynnonen capped the inning with an RBI groundout to bring in Moynihan. Verona scored two more times, once in the fourth and another in the sixth. Toman added an RBI groundout in the sixth, and also picked up the win on the mound. He also threw six innings, allowing a run on four hits, while striking out five and

Jake Armstrong knocked in a 2-run triple to help the Verona Senior Legion defeat Madison Edgewood 9-1.
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July 18, 2013

The Verona Press


Home Talent League

Wallace flirts with no-hitter in win

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Left-hander Ben Wallace flirted with a no-hitter and A.J. Stoffels returned behind the plate to knock in three runs Sunday as host Verona 10-runned Blanchardville to overtake sole possession of first place in the Western Section standings. Battery mates with minorleague experience, Wallace and Stoffels called a nearperfect game that resulted in three scattered hits and a 12-1 blowout. Its fun catching a pitcher like Ben who has a clue on what to do, said Stoffels, who played in the New York Mets system. We work in, work out and he can throw all of his pitches for strikes. It makes it fun to work with a guy like that. Its huge, Wallace said of both players experience. Were 100 percent on the same page. AJ is the best catcher in the league. Theres no one even close to him. When hes back there, it makes me even more focused because I have to please him at the same time. Still, after striking out the first two hitters he saw in the sixth inning, his 11th and 12th Ks, Wallace saw his no-hit bid come to a close when Adam Hughes singled home Aaron Olson, who reached base on a error by sub Matt Gust at third base. I knew the no-hitter was still going, but the main thing today was getting the win and trying to bury them, said the left-handed Wallace, a one-time player in the Brewers organization. With both teams entering the game tied with one loss Wallace was blunt. They were tied with us for the No. 1 seed entering today and thought they belonged here, and they dont, he said. The main thing here was just to bury

Derek Burgenske watches his solo home run leave the park in the second inning Sunday.

turned out to be an easy victory, Dale Burgenske said. Right now we have 12 or 13 starters I feel completely comfortable with. With games left in the regular season, Verona still has yet to schedule a makeup date against the Bullets in Blanchardville. I think we made a statement today, Wallace said. We showed Blanchardville who we are and now they know who they are. Off next weekend, the Cavaliers have one weekend left, playing at Monroe on July 27 before hosting Ridgeway the following day.

Verona 8, DeForest 1
Derek Murphy drove in a pair of runs in a six-run third inning as host Verona thumped DeForest 8-1 in Thursday Night League action. Nick Krohn (2), Matt Gust and Jenkins all knocked in a run to help the Cavaliers improve to 6-2 in the Central Section. Zach Spencer got the start on the mound, striking out four in as many innings. Koss tossed two innings of relief, while Scanlon worked the final inning. Verona hosts Poynette at 7 p.m. this Thursday.

them. Jason Thomasson added a second hit to lead off the seventh but was quickly erased when Wallace induced Joey John into a 1-6-3 double play. Steve Nelson followed with a hit to right, where reserve Billy Engelhart misplayed the ball into a triple before Wallace got the final hitter to ground out to sub Luke Yapp at second base. Stoffels, who has only played in about six games this year, finished 2-for-3 with a walk at the plate and caught a masterful game from the Verona left-hander. Its a constant battle, Stoffels said of finding a rhythm while playing in so few games. Theres nothing easy about it, especially as you get older. When your chances come, you just have to take it serious and get your reps. The Cavaliers backstop knocked in a run in the third and fourth innings on RBI singles and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth. With Stoffels and Derek Murphy back in the lineup, Wallace said, I think when we have everyone, the only one that can beat us is ourselves. There is no team that

All-Star game
Photos by Jeremy Jones

Ben Wallace struck out 12 and scattered three hits Sunday to help the Cavaliers go one game up on Blanchardville with three games remaining. Verona trounced the Bullets 12-1 in seven innings.

can come here and beat us when we show up to play. Having won four of the last five league titles, 10-running most teams along the way, while sporting a team with two minor league players and at least six former or current college players, the Cavaliers have rubbed a lot of teams the wrong way over the years. We hear all the stuff the players and fans of other teams say, Stoffels said. It motivates us. It just makes it fun to come to the park

every Sunday and play the game with a bunch of guys that know how to play the game right. Im sure its intimidating for other teams coming up against us, but we have fun and have a great nucleus. Very intent to lock up the No. 1 seed, manager Dale Burgenske said he never talked to his team about what was on the line before the game. He didnt need to. Weve been waiting for this game, Dale Burgenske said. We feel were right where were supposed to be.

We just had to go out today and prove to Blanchardville that we are still the champions. Burgenskes son, leadoff hitter Derek Burgenske, remained red hot at the plate, adding a solo home run in the second. Already leading 4-0, the Cavaliers broke the game wide open with a five-run fourth inning. Spencer, who knocked in one in the fourth highlighted a two-run fifth with an RBI double. Everybody came to play today, and the result was it


The 2013 Home Talent All-Star baseball game (East/Southeast vs. North/ West) will be on Friday, July 19, starting at 7:05 p.m. at Warner Park. Kyle Jenkins and Gust will represent Verona, while managers for the game will be the Cavaliers Dale Burgenske and Kasey Parent of Black Earth. The game will be just like a normal Mallards game. Gates will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the game. There will be onfield promotions between innings; along with all food and beverage options will be available. All tickets will be general admission for the game and will be sold for $7 each. Contact your local Home Talent team to purchase tickets. Tickets are also available through the Mallards ticket office at MallardsBaseball. com.


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Legion: Home season closes

Continued from page 9 walking one. Moynihan finished the game, striking out the side in the seventh. The other run for Verona came in the fourth. Brady Roehrig singled, Whitehouse walked and Toman walked to load the bases. Flora then grounded into an RBI double play. The win kept the Hitmen in the playoff hunt before Tuesdays home game against Oregon and Wednesdays game at Sun Prairie. Neither game met the Verona Press Tuesday deadline.

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The Brewers went undefeated during the regular season and won the Verona Little League Rookies division championship. Team members (front, from left) are: Finley Deischer, Carter Currier-Sager, Riley Sass, Gavin Farrell, Seth Pliskie and Zach Hancock; (back) Cole McDermott, Gavin Holmes, Josh Bradley, Ethan Blum, Neil Marty, Atticus Marse and Bryson Kundinger.

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40 years ago Voters soundly rejected a referendum question, 427-248, that would have allowed the village to combine the elected, part-time clerk and treasurer positions into one full-time, appointed position. However, the village continued its hiring process for a full-time assessor-coordinator position, which removed the assessor duties Treasurer William Dahlk had been holding in a full-time position. Village voters voted yes on two statewide referenda, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex (831-416) and to allow bingo (779-507). The worst April snowstorm in more than 50 years dumped 13 inches on Verona. It came on the heels of what was described as the mildest winter Wisconsin had had since records began being kept, so most people had put away their snowblowers and snowmobiles and many golf courses were already open. Combined with 50 mph winds, it created some terrible ice and other problems and stopped traffic everywhere, including on I-90. The Verona Community Club, which had been organized to help with the huge quasquicentennial celebration, became a corporation known as Verona Community Betterment. That entity organized the festival that would become known as Hometown Days until it disbanded two years ago. The American Service Agency building was razed to make room for a new office building on West Verona Avenue and North Shuman Street that

now houses the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce. The property ownership dated back to 1848, and the house, built around the turn of the century, was recalled as one of the first and finest homes in Verona. Several residents opposed plans to build three eight-unit apartment buildings at the corner of Lincoln Street and Switzer Drive. Verona High School biology teacher Jerold Dahlen caught a 46-inch, 42-pound catfish on 6-pound fishing line on the Wisconsin River. 30 years ago The Town Board voted 3-2 to allow John Rowley to create a storage yard on four acres behind his overflowing salvage business on Riverside Road. The four-month effort to change the zoning resulted in a five-hour meeting with more than 50 town residents watching as the board argued it out. Petitions were submitted on both sides, and the town ultimately decided the additional storage would allow the yard to look better as long as it was fenced off, the road into it was paved and the zoning was only for that specific use. The business is still in operation today. A local developer proposed a high-end $8 million, 200unit retirement facility in the newly developed Cross Country Heights subdivision. It would have also had 30,000 square feet of small commercial shops, like salons, restaurants and grocery. The developer was the father of a sitting alder, and the Verona Press took that alder to task for

attending a Plan Commission meeting and expressing support. County Executive Jon Barry told the Common Council he would be pushing for accelerated development of nearby Badger Prairie park, including several baseball diamonds, a winter sports area, toilets for the bike trail, and a couple of ponds and a tent camping area. He hoped to county could work with the city to create the ideal mix. The town considered strengthening its dog ordinance, which did not give the town constable power to do any more than issue a warning and a reminder about the law.

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20 years ago The school district and City of Madison began working on negotiations for a moratorium on the city expanding west beyond the Ice Age Trail in order to keep growth manageable. At the time, growth was not advantageous for the district, and the plan was to swap lands to the Madison school district immediately upon annexation. Part of the impetus was the planned upcoming Maple Grove development, which was expected to bring as many as 3,000 new students to Verona schools. Town chair candidates Harland Dahlk and Manfred Enburg debated land use and planning policies, including the possibility of a merger with the city. Dahlk, the longtime incumbent, held off the challenge from Enburg, who has since been a longtime supervisor. He stated improving crumbling town roads as a priority. Despite concerns raised by the Town Board, residents at the

annual meeting approved construction of the Eagles Nest Ice Arena by a 49-32 vote. The $1.1 million, 1,000-seat arena would be funded by the Southwest Eagles on land leased jointly by the town and city. The city had already approved the arenas construction. The city forwarded a request to add nearly 800 acres to Veronas developable area on the southeast and northwest sides of the city in order to accommodate Veronas exploding residential growth. Some of it areas known now as Hawthorne Hills, Military Ridge and the Meister Addition to Westridge Estates have been turned into residential subdivisions, and the land also included the Verona Technology Park and Liberty Business Park. An extremely wet spring complicated planting for local farmers. A flock of 70 Manchurian pheasants were released into a bird sanctuary southwest of Verona in an attempt to bring the new strain of bird into Wisconsin and help replenish the dwindling pheasant population. David Dresser was hired as a part-time patrol officer for Verona. Lt. Dresser is now the departments second in command. The city approved a new ordinance fining people $37 for not cleaning up after their dogs on someone elses property. Jim Ferolie 10 years ago The city came up with a previously unconsidered site as the new location for the public library. City administrator Larry Saeger called it dumb luck after a chat

with Dane County parks director Ken LePine brought up the idea of putting it in Badger Prairie County Park during a discussion about an unrelated matter. The county eventually swapped the land with the city in exchange for the city building an access road into the park from Enterprise Drive and a shelter in another portion of the park. The $7 million building opened in 2006. The city began upgrading Lincoln Street Park, which is now known as Veterans Park. In addition to wooden dugouts in the baseball fields, a heavy roller smoothed out the outfield and infield material was added to each diamond. The city also installed a cold drink machine, and plans were in place to add portable toilets and a shelter to be built around them on three sides. Bernie Coughlin was selected as the citys full-time police chief, a position he still holds today. Coughlin, a former detective in Oregon in the 1990s, had been a lieutenant in the Brookfield Police Department. Brandon Benish and Derek Stanley played in the state Shrine Bowl, which featured 88 of the states top senior football players. Benish was a unanimous firstteam Associated Press all-state selection on defense. Stanley was an all-state running back who was named high school football Player of the Year by the Capital Times. Both went on to play for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, with Stanley eventually drafted by the NFLs St. Louis Rams (249th overall). Six members of the Verona

Area High School hockey team were selected to the all-state team. Dan Sturges, Jack Skille, Kyle Kerkenbush and Zach Spencer were all first-team selections, with Stephen McCardell and Glenn Walker honorable mentions. Skille went on to play two years at the UW-Madison before being selected seventh overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2005 NHL draft. Four Badger Ridge Middle School students, Renee Vock, Erin Bulleit, Devon Cook and Jeremy Keiser, had art featured among 300 works at the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda in Madison. The Verona Area School District approved a new teacher contract that increased salary and benefits by 5.68 percent for the following school year. Base salary rose from $27,080 to $28,332. The district had been in the bottom 5 percent of state districts in teacher pay the previous year. A developer proposed expanding urban services around Goose Lake to accommodate a 51-home development. Veronas Curt Leister and three other Wisconsin juniors qualified for the World Long Range Rifle Championships in Bisley, England. Leister had previously won the state Junior Olympic title in 2002 and several other championships. Verona native and UW-Madison athlete Lauren Lasseter set an indoor meet record in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 7-3/4 inches at the University of Washington Huskie Invitational. Michael Fiez

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Survey: Due July 24; to be presented July 29

Continued from page 1 Four Corners intersection at Main Street and Verona Avenue. We will talk about many aspects of the downtown, including current strengths and weaknesses, downtown boundaries, redevelopment opportunities and streetscaping improvements, Hochkammer wrote in the letter. Prior to the meeting, residents are asked to complete an online survey about their use of the downtown area and what theyd like to see there. According to instructions on the website, the survey is expected to take most people 20-30 minutes to complete. Survey responses are requested by Wednesday, July 24. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Verona Senior Center, the Verona Public Library, and

Hometown: Searching for Sunday solution

Continued from page 1 carnival and midway to Hometown Days in favor of Caulkins Midways, which had been hired by Mount Horeb for this year. Zaugg said he heard that people were happy with the new carnival, and that the company is open to feedback about improvements for next year. We had a lot of positive feedback on them, Zaugg said of Wenzels offerings. They want to continue to improve what they offer. Despite the success, the weekend wasnt without a few hiccups. Zaugg said he hopes people will continue to use the free bus system to get from residential parts of the city to the Hometown Festival park. Ridership was up this year, but its a new feature that people might not be quite

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What: Downtown visioning session When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, July 29 Where: Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street Info: ci.verona.wi.us Verona City Center. A summary of the results will be presented at the July 29 meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the senior center, 108 Paoli St. Questions on the survey include both free-form and multiple-choice answers, such as Offer a few words or phrases that you use to describe downtown Verona today and What attracts you to shop downtown? The survey and vision session are the second phase in the downtown planning

process being conducted by MSA Professional Services. MSAs traffic study looked at current and future plans, wait times, traffic volumes, parking and other aspects of the downtown to come up with three improvement options for the area: a traffic signal widened for higher capacity, a roundabout and a pair of one-way streets. The city could also choose to make no improvements. No decisions have been made on which option would serve the city best in the long term, and input from the survey and vision session will be used in drafting a master plan. According to documents provided by MSA on the citys website, another public meeting about the draft plan will be held in July. The plan is tentatively slated for council review, a public hearing and possible approval by late August or September.

Weve been trying to find some other stellar events on Sunday to bring people down to the grounds.
Brad Zaugg used to yet. The fireworks went off a little earlier than advertised because of some miscommunication. But the biggest thing Brava has struggled with is the same thing that dogged previous organizers Sunday afternoon. Zaugg said the company needs to figure out something for Sunday afternoon. Weve been trying to find some other stellar events on Sunday to bring people down to the grounds, Zaugg said.

Were still struggling to find something for that day. This year, the parade was followed by live music at the festival grounds, along with the classic car show, an artisan marketplace and kids entertainment. Zaugg said that he hopes that some of these events can continue to grow, and that new events can be added to capitalize on the amount of people who head downtown to watch the parade. Despite some setbacks, a full year of planning helped things run smoothly for Brava. The next step will be to continue to improve the offerings on Sunday and to make sure everything goes according to plan. We thought it well we were happy with it, Zaugg said. (But) theres a lot of aspects of this that we still need to keep refining.

VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Board of Education Meeting Minutes March 18, 2013
Update on Pre K planning for 2013 2014 - Donna Behn gave an update on Pre-K planning for 2013-14. They have several areas of focus. They are creating a parent advisory council to include parents from each of the centers. It does not have to be the same parents all the time but they want feedback. Jennifer meets with teachers during nap time twice a month. They are considering doing trainings three times a year next year on a pyramid model and are looking to write a grant for this. The training would take place on Saturdays. Jennifer Skibba is working with the directors of the centers on parent involvement. Starting in April, each of the centers will offer some sort of staff development (financial planning, fire safety, etc) one day during the month to the community. This will be open to all of the parents in the centers. Donna noted that we have to put in 87.5 hours of parent involvement. Donna noted that they spent time developing the curriculum in draft form last summer. This summer, they are going to take one of the sections and fine tune it. They have chosen the social, emotional piece of the curriculum to work on. They are holding tight on the PALS assessment until they find out more on the budget. They went to on-line registration this year. Last week Country View was very busy because parents brought in the paperwork that was needed. There are 232 signed up for next year and that is ahead of where we were last year at this time. They will not place students until the end of April. There are 352 PreK students this year. Snow days/delays and hours of instruction Michelle gave an update on days and minutes of instruction. Currently, the elementary and middle school students are okay in terms of days and minutes. The high school is good on days of instruction but has to make up some minutes. They will be taking the late start Monday on May 6th and will make it a full day of school to make up the minutes needed. Update on innovation grants - Renee reported that the committee (Renee, Joanne, John and Dean) reviewed about 40 grant proposals. Last week they called people in and asked more specific questions. They will meet again soon to finalize. PERSONNEL ITEMS Consider approval of early retirement Motion (Porter) second (Behnke) to approve the early retirement request for Katherine Krohn, Colleen Campbell and Barbara Brandt. Motion carried (70). FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/MEETING DATES As listed. COMMITTEE REPORTS Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee has not met. Denny noted that he attended the Down Town Planning meeting on March 3rd at City Hall. There was a nice turn out of about 50 people. Denny is on the committee. They were looking for input. Attendees were able to look at maps and write down suggestions and concerns. Dean and Denny will meet with the engineers to convey any thoughts the district has. Finance Committee Renee reported that the committee met tonight at 6:15. The reviewed the DPI document of the budget proposal. They also talked about a security update. The district will make security and safety a priority for summer maintenance projects. We had architectural remodeling plans drawn up for Sugar Creek and Stoner Prairie so those will be reviewed. Cameras have been added at Savanna Oaks and Badger Ridge. They will look at the long term maintenance funding for keyless entry at all sites. In addition, Betty Wottreng provided costs for the increase in bandwidth. Originally, it looked like the numbers were very high. Betty did a great job negotiating (down 80%). We are increasing our internet to 1 gig at a little over $10,000. We also have to increase our line between Verona and Fitchburg at about $2000. Additional access points are needed as well. Motion (Zook) second (McCulley) to pay the bills in the amount of $3,237,928.25. Motion carried (7-0). Personnel Committee has not met. They will meet Wednesday. Adjourn Motion (Gauthier) second (Zook) to adjourn at 8:17 p.m. Motion carried (7-0). Published: July 18, 2013 WNAXLP ***

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, March 18, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Dennis Beres, Renee Zook, John McCulley, Jeannie Porter, Amy Almond, Joanne Gauthier and Ken Behnke. Student Recognition Country View Michael Guy, Emily Grant, Malik Odetunde, Katie Pederson, Lauren Simonett, Matthew Keel, Gillian Jones, Ginny Billmeyer received certificates and were recognized by the Board. Carmelo Hill-Garel was also recognized but was not able to attend the meeting. Audience Portion Jenny Braunginn spoke to the Board on behalf of VAEA and VESPA in support of a resolution about fair school funding. Announcements Dennis noted that Michelle Nummerdor is filling in for Dean tonight. Ken announced that he attended the dinner put on by the German students. The proceeds are used for scholarships. A group of German students are visiting here in the fall and then next spring, a group of Verona students will be going to Germany. He commended the teachers and students for doing a great job with the dinner. John noted that he took his kids to the carnival on Saturday. It was very enjoyable and the kids who put that together did a great job. He added that tomorrow night is the art reception at the gallery for those who can attend. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Zook) second (Gauthier) to approve the minutes from the March 4, 2013 Board meeting. Motion carried (7-0). Motion (Zook) second (Porter) to approve the minutes from the March 9, 2013 Board Work Session. Motion carried (7-0). Discussion of resolution/letter regarding school funding for the 20132015 biennium - Chris Murphy and Jon Anderson attended. Chris explained that during the past week, the Board was sent the budget summary PowerPoint that DPI put together. Part of the budget contains language regarding charter schools. Jon Anderson attended to give his interpretation of what it means and how it could affect the district. He noted that the bill is pretty aggressive of how it addresses charter schools. Jon reviewed some of the changes with the Board. Many deal with matters of flexibility of the charter schools. There is a lot of uncertainty as to how this plays out that might be cleared up as the legislation goes on. The Board talked about next steps. WASB is asking school boards to get behind the Ellis/Olsen initiative which would be $150 per member of revenue expansion. It is slightly less than the fair funding of $225 per member. Other boards have come up with varying levels of response to this. The Board agreed to go with the WASB recommendation of the $150 at a minimum. Denny and Chris will talk to Dean about drafting a resolution that is short and to the point. This will be reviewed at the next Board meeting. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Update on summer school - Amanda Mayo attended to give an update on summer school. This is the second year of summer school. Amanda will be coordinating with Beth Mason assisting. Summer school will be at Savanna Oaks Middle School with any overflow at Stoner Prairie. There are 900 seats available this year. The sessions are July 8th - July 18, July 22 - August 1, or July 8 to August 1st. Classes will be held 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday for elementary and middle school levels. The high school classes will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 12:00, as some of the high school courses are for credit. They will use on-line registration again this year but will have in-community registration at Savanna Oaks and Glacier Edge. They will also have paper registration available. On-line registration runs from April 9th at 5:00 p.m to April 19th at 11:00 p.m. The course information booklet is at press and will go home in Friday folders for elementary students. Middle and high school students will receive the booklet via email. Hard copy is also available.

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, April 1, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Dennis Beres, John McCulley, Jeannie Porter, Amy Almond, Joanne Gauthier and Ken Behnke. Absent: Renee Zook Audience Portion Matt Fink spoke on behalf of Casey Trudgeon, Mark Klawiter, Rob Davis, and Amy Huseth. They would like to have a discussion with the Board regarding expanded use of facilities for youth sports; including use of the softball fields behind Country View, the need for a field house, and response time for reserving space. Jenny Braunginn spoke to the Board on behalf of VAEA and VESPA to reaffirm their support of a resolution about fair school funding. Jake Andreska spoke to the Board about a request to move the high school boys and girls soccer programs to Reddan Soccer Park. This would bring all levels to one location allowing them to be more united as a team and a program. Reddan Park has lighting, medical staff on hand at all times, and would allow for better handicap access for spectators as well. Announcements Amy gave a reminder to register for summer school on April 9th at 5:00 p.m. Dean distributed a copy of Teaching Today to the Board. It contains an article written by the Sugar Creek equity team. Denny noted that the high school received more publicity from WASB on flipped classrooms. He also reminded everyone to vote in the election tomorrow. Dean congratulated FACTv and Stoner Prairie students. FACTv received an achievement award for Medias Best of the Midwest Video Festival for their work on the Stoner Prairie news. There is an awards banquet on Friday, April 26th. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Porter) second (Gauthier) to approve the minutes from the March 18, 2013 Board meeting. Motion carried (6-0). Consider action on 66:0301 Agreement with Middleton Cross Plains School District for the Global Academy Dean indicated this is the final 66:30 Agreement with Middleton Cross Plains for the Global Academy. Language and signature pages were included in the Board packet. The cost is $22,732.91 for four students to take classes at Middleton Cross Plains and for teaching/ coordination costs for Terry Tessman. Motion (Behnke) second (Gauthier) to approve the 66:0301 Agreement with Middleton Cross Plains School District for the Global Academy. Motion carried (6-0). Consider action on Board letter/ resolution regarding funding for public schools in Wisconsin Motion (Porter) second (McCulley) to approve the Board letter/resolution regarding funding for public schools in Wisconsin with a minor revision. Motion carried (6-0). This will be signed by Dennis Beres, Jenny Braunginn, and Mariann Kropp and will be sent to the Joint Finance Committee, the Education Committee, Representatives Sondy Pope, Robb Kahl and Dianne Hesselbein, and Senator Jon Erpenbach. Appoint delegate to the CESA II convention to be held on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Whitewater Denny asked Dean to check with Renee to see if she is available. If not, Denny will attend. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Update on innovation grants - Dean indicated that he needs to meet with the committee to make final decisions. They hope to have this on the next agenda. Reminder of student conference on April 8th and 9th and community meeting on April 9th Dean reminded the Board of the conference April 8th and 9th. Calving Terrell is going to be giving the keynote. If the Board can make it, Dean recommended the Tuesday morning keynote and then also the 6:30 p.m. session Update on open enrollment to date Dean indicated there are 283 open enrollment (in) requests to date. The window for applying is through the end

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of April but he did not anticipate the numbers changing that much by the deadline. PERSONNEL ITEMS Consider approval of early retirement Motion (Behnke) second (Porter) to approve the early retirement request for Gail Anderson, Steve Nibbe, and Brenda Feller. Motion carried (6-0). Consider approve of preliminary non-renewal - Motion (Behnke) second (Porter) to approve the preliminary nonrenewal notice for teachers on one-year contracts per Section 118.22 Wis Stats. Motion carried (6-0). FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/MEETING DATES Dean noted that the summer meetings were added but will be brought back for approval by the Board at the next meeting. He would like to move the June 17th meeting to the 24th as he will be in Colorado on the 17th. There will likely be two meetings in July and only one meeting in August. Dean noted that they are looking to schedule a Joint Finance and BG&T Committee meeting for April 15th. He would also like to hold the Board/Admin Retreat at 6:00 so the joint meeting would start at 5:00 p.m. Josh from H&H along with Michele Wiberg will attend the joint meeting to talk about contracting provisions. Dean will check with Renee to be sure she can make a 5:00 meeting. Denny will not be able to make the IDAC meeting if anyone else would like to go. John will check his schedule. Dean will be there. COMMITTEE REPORTS Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee has not met. Finance Committee has not met. Personnel Committee Ken indicated that the committee met and discussed the process for hiring the New Century Principal and how that position will be structured. The committee received a brief report from Jason and Dean on the union negotiations, which have just started. In addition Jason talked about implementing a new tool for screening teacher applications. Adjourn Motion (McCulley) second (Porter) to adjourn at 7:43 p.m. Motion carried (6-0). Published: July 18, 2013 WNAXLP

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the District Administration Building. Board President Dennis Beres called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Clerk Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was properly noticed. Present: Dennis Beres, Renee Zook, John McCulley, Jeannie Porter, Amy Almond, and Ken Behnke. Absent: Joanne Gauthier Dennis Beres asked for a brief moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Administer Oath of Office to recently elected/re-elected Board members - Deputy Clerk Jeannie Porter administered the official oath of office to re-elected Board members Amy Almond and Ken Behnke. The new term starts April 22, 2013. Student Recognition - Verona Area International School - Students from the Verona Area International School were recognized at the Board meeting. Sierra Ejercito, Avery Gardner, Seth Eithum, Anwen Reimer, Joshua Dimond, Mason Cote, Serenity Gardener, Alex Prout, Mikala Feller, and Aliya Maly received certificates of recognition. Audience portion Jacob Andreska spoke to the Board about moving the boys and girls soccer club to the Reddan Soccer Park. He would like to have a discussion on this with the Board. Announcements Jeannie announced that she attended the combined grades 6-12 band concert last week at the high school. It was an awesome concert. John noted that Country View has their music concerts in school. He encouraged staff to invite the parents as he has a hard time finding it on the calendar. BOARD BUSINESS Consider approval of minutes Motion (Almond) second (Porter) to approve the minutes from the April 1, 2013 Board meeting with one correction (Zook did not attend the meeting). Mo-

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tion carried (6-0). Presentation on flipped classrooms Ann Moffat sent Flipping Out in AP Chemistry. Going From Non-Believer to Avid Supporter a video she created about flipped learning to the Board prior to the meeting. She noted that having the online format allows students to listen to it at any time, they can pause it and listen to it over, and they dont miss out on things as they are writing things down. Students who travel for sports or after school activities are able to view it on the bus instead of having to wait until they are home. Ann believes flipped classes helps students and she has seen an increase in her students test scores. She noted that it is time intensive to create the videos but once its there, you dont have to remake it. Ann answered a number of questions from the Board. She welcomed the Board to attend one of her flipped classes. She noted that the Board can access her YouTube channel as well to view other curriculum she has created. Consider action on modifications to the contract for the Exploration Academy - Mike Murphy reviewed the changes that were based on feedback received from DPI. Motion (Zook) second (Almond) to approve the modifications to the contract for the Exploration Academy. Motion carried (6-0). Consider action on modifications to the Code of Conduct for students in the Exploration Academy Motion (Zook) second (Almond) to table this item until a future meeting. Motion carried (6-0). Consider action on future Board meeting dates Motion (Porter) second (Almond) to approve the following Board meeting dates: June 3, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting June 24, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting July 15, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting July 29, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. Board Meeting August 19, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting/Board Meeting Consider action on belief statement and outcomes Denny Beres read the belief statement and outcomes that was included in the Board packet. Motion (Zook) second (Behnke) to approve the Belief and Outcomes statement. SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT Report out on MSAN Regional Scholars conference and community meeting Dean announced that instead of giving a report, he would have the MSAN students come and give a report to the Board. Update on posting for NCS Director position Erin Schettler and Jason Olson attended to talk about the New Century Director position. Lynn Berge has resigned her position as New Century Director. Erin oversees the special ed coordinator and psychologist positions at each building. The positions are part time, which doesnt work very well. So they are looking at a way combine the part time director and the part time special ed positions into one full time position. It would be a very blended position. Jason noted that they took some data points from the teachers salary schedule and looked at it on a dollar basis to determine a salary. This will come to the personnel committee soon but will be posted right away. Reminder of Board Officer elections/committee assignments Dean reminded the Board that officer election and committee assignment will take place at the next Board meeting. The Board members can talk to Denny if they are interested in a specific committee. Update on North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood meeting Dean reported that the North Stoner Prairie Neighborhood (Fitchburg) committee meetings continue. He distributed a map of the area to use as a visual only. There are no finalized plans at this time. Feedback from the public is that they (Fitchburg Planning committee) need to slow down the process as they felt it was moving too fast. Reminder of graduation ceremony time, date and location Dean reminded the Board that graduation is Sunday, June 9th at 3:00 at Epic. The Board will receive a formal invitation. Update on Governors budget proposal Dean indicated that there wasnt really an update. He and Ken Behnke attended the press conference last Wednesday. It was about an hour long and was very well done. Amy will send out a link to the broadcast. Dean met with Sondy Pope about the instrumentality charter school provision in the budget proposal. The assumption is if it passes that most school boards would

non-renew their charter schools. This may drive those families more toward private schools if there is a voucher in place. We will be keeping an eye on this and have addressed this in the Boards/ unions letter to the Joint Finance Committee and Education Committee. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS/MEETING DATES As listed and approved earlier. COMMITTEE REPORTS IDAC John and Dean gave a brief update on the IDAC meeting. The TIF by the industrial park will close out this year. Half of it will come back to the school district. One of the TIFs in Fitchburg is going to be modified. They must have a member of the Board included on that so they will be contacting us. Dean distributed the housing starts chart. There are twelve single-family starts so far this year. Dean indicated that there could be a future development in the area north of Country View when Highway M is developed. There could also be development on what is called the George Brown property. These are areas the district will keep an eye on. Building, Grounds and Transportation Committee Renee reported that the Building Grounds and Transportation Committee met jointly with the Finance Committee earlier this evening. The group met with H&H Contracting to review their final suggestions for the energy audit that took 14 months to complete. They looked at some of the recommended projects that the district might consider doing that would have an energy savings. They also talked about how these projects would be financed. The district will use H&H as a performance contractor. They are asking Michele Wiberg from PMA to run some more numbers before moving forward. The projects up for consideration include district wide measures, some school specific measures and performance neutral measures. When you add up all of them it comes to just under $4.4 million. They also talked about projects that would have to be done eventually even though there would be no energy conservation payoff. Finance Committee Motion (Zook) second (McCulley) to pay the bills in the amount of $3,531,634.58. Motion carried (6-0). Personnel Committee has not met. ADJOURN - Motion (Porter) second (Zook) to adjourn to closed session at 8:52 p.m. under Wis. Stat. 19.85 (1)(c), and (e) for the purpose of discussing negotiations on base wages with the VAEA (Verona Area Education Association) and VESPA (Verona Educational Support Personnel Association). Roll call vote: McCulley-yes; Zook-yes; Beresyes; Behnke-yes; Porter-yes; Almondyes. Motion carried (6-0). Published: July 18, 2013 WNAXLP

The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold Public Hearings on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the following planning and zoning matters: 1) Municipal Ordinance amendment to create a Wellhead Protection Ordinance in Section 9-1-57 of the Code of Ordinances. 2) Amendment to a Group Development conditional use permit at 950 Kimball Lane in the Vincenzo Plaza development to allow the construction of a single-story office building. Interested persons may comment on these planning and zoning matters during the public hearings at the August 5th Plan Commission meeting. The Plan Commission will make recommendations for these matters, which will then be reviewed by the Common Council for final decisions on Monday, August 12, 2013. Contact Adam Sayre, Director of Planning and Development, at 848-9941 for more information on these items or to receive copies of the submittals. Kami Lynch, City Clerk Published: July 18 and 25, 2013 WNAXLP ***




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508 Child Care & Nurseries
BROWN DEER Family Daycare Stoughton / Pleasant Springs Licensed Family Childcare 22 yrs. exp. Quiet acre lot. Summer & Fall Openings Available Summer Field Trips - Kindergarten Readiness Music Program - Indoor Platform & Slide Teacher Directed Call: 873-0711 Location - Experience - Rates All on our website at: www.browndeerdaycare.com SHREDDED TOPSOIL Shredded Garden Mix Shredded Bark Decorative Stone Pick-up or Delivered Limerock Delivery Ag Lime Spreading O'BRIEN TRUCKING 5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI 608-835-7255 www.obrientrucking.com SNOWMARE ENTERPRISES Property Maintenance Bush Trimming Powerwash Houses Spring/Fall Clean-Up Lawncare, Gutter Cleaning 608-219-1214

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652 Garage Sales
HUGE GARAGE Sale with extremely low prices. Friday-Saturday, July 19-20 7am-5pm. 2025 Meadow Dr, Stoughton. Contemporary coffee table, plush kitchen chairs, snowboard with bindings, Bistro nic naks, adult clothing, purses, pictures, string trimmer, misc furniture. Much more. HUGE MOVING SALE! We sold the house, now we need to sell the stuff! July 20-21, W1540 King Rd, Brooklyn, WI Antique furniture and tools, Hand and Power tools, 2084 Super Cub Cadet with 60 inch mower deck and 44 inch snowblower, 18hp towable DR Wood chipper w/less than 200 hours, Collectibles including Salt & Pepper Shakers, Wall pictures, Household items, Holiday Decorations, Quilt stands, Firefighter figurines and much more. Cell 608-445-2892 OREGON 223 Sterling Dr July 25-26, 8am-4pm. Saturday July 27, 8am-12pm. Sewing machine, hoist for electric cart, toddler toys, household items, all items in great condition! STOUGHTON- 1001 Kriedeman. Friday 7/19 8am-5pm, Kids toys, Games, KNex, Lego, Duplos, Step 2, Little Tikes, Baby items, Toddlers Bed, Boy 2T-14, Girls 2T-6, Cook Books and Lots More STOUGHTON- 1306 LINCOLN 7/20 7am-4pm. Multi-family 20 yrs of stuff. STOUGHTON- 1601 N Page Sat 8am3pm TV/stand, dishwasher, girls/clothes, smoker. STOUGHTON- 2162 & 2177 Fallen Oak Tr (off Skaalen Rd). 7/18 3pm-7pm, 7/19 8am-4pm, 7/20 8am-2pm. Estate and Mult-family. 2001 4x4 Silverado Truck. Couch, Loveseat, Dining set, queen bed, Dressers, Boy toys & clothes, Pepsi Machine, tent, golf clubs, GPS, depth finder, 4.5 H.P. outboard motor, cabinets. Watch for signs STOUGHTON- 432 Homme Ct 7/187/20. Furniture, books, desk, tools. and much more. STOUGHTON- ANNUAL 828 Roby Rd garage sale has moved to 2715 Rolling View Rd! Thurs 7/17 4:30pm-7pm. Fri 8am-12pm Sat 8am-12pm Name brand clothing youth to adult (Ae, Hollister, Aero, Nike) household, twin beds, toys, American Girl doll and tons more. See craigslist ad. VERONA 755 ASPEN AVE Fri. July 19 and Sat. July 20, 7am-4pm. Bikes and accessories, Furniture items, Stamps and Crafts, and more.

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688 Sporting Goods & Recreational

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690 Wanted
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524 Contractors
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770 Resort Property For Rent

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692 Electronics
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560 Professional Services

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720 Apartments
OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available spring/summer. Great central location, on-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $700-$715/month. Call Kelly at 608-255-7100 or visit www.stevebrownapts.com/oregon ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors 55+, has 1 & 2 bedroom units available starting at $695 per month. Includes heat, water and sewer. Professionally managed. 608-877-9388 Located at 300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI 53589 VERONA 514 Topp Ave, 2 bedroom, spacious, off street parking, A/C. Laundry hookup, heat included. Available September 1. $690. rent/security deposit. 845-7057

801 Office Space For Rent

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532 Fencing
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548 Home Improvement

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590 Wanted: Services

NEED HOST Parents for German/Swiss High School Students, for all or part of 2013-14 school year. Reflections Intl 608-583-2412 www. reflectionsinternational.org (wcan)

820 Misc. Investment Property For Sale

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601 Household
BRINKMANN SMOKER Charcoal grill. Slow cook BBQ for moist, delicious flavor. Used a few times, like new. Asking $60. 608-669-2243 BUTTERFLY CHAIRS Black canvas. Made in the USA! Metal frame fold up for easy storage. Comfortable. Indoor/ Outdoor. $20 608-669-2243 FIREWOOD DRY Crab apple, Ash and Maple. Small to giant sizes. Must be split. $8. a bundle/piece. Verona 608-669-2243 HUGE MOVING SALE! We sold the house, now we need to sell the stuff! July 20-21, W1540 King Rd, Brooklyn, WI Antique furniture and tools, Hand and Power tools, 2084 Super Cub Cadet with 60 inch mower deck and 44 inch snowblower, 18hp towable DR Wood chipper w/less than 200 hours, Collectibles including Salt & Pepper Shakers, Wall pictures, Household items, Holiday Decorations, Quilt stands, Firefighter figurines and much more. Cell 608-445-2892

696 Wanted To Buy

TOP PRICES Any kind of scrap metal Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment Free appliance pick-up Property Clean Out Honest/Fully Insured/U Call-We Haul 608-444-5496 WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks. We sell used parts. Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm. Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59 Edgerton, 608-884-3114.

740 Houses For Rent

STOUGHTON- RAISED ranch 7-acres. 3-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, 2-car attached garage No smoking indoors. $1250+ Utilities. Days Jeff 608-873-3923(lease)

870 Residential Lots

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750 Storage Spaces For Rent

ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE 10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30 Security Lights-24/7 access BRAND NEW OREGON/BROOKLYN Credit Cards Accepted CALL (608)444-2900 C.N.R. STORAGE Located behind Stoughton Garden Center Convenient Dry Secure Monthly/Rate 5x10 $30 10x10 $45 10x15 $60 10x20 $80 10x30 $115 Lighted with access 24/7 Bank Cards Accepted Off North Hwy 51 on Oak Opening Dr. behind Stoughton Garden Center Call: 608-509-8904 DEER POINT STORAGE Convenient location behind Stoughton Lumber Clean-Dry Units 24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS 5x10 thru 12x25 608-335-3337 FRENCHTOWN SELF-STORAGE Only 6 miles South of Verona on Hwy PB. Variety of sizes available now. 10x10=$50/month 10x15=$55/month 10x20=$70/month 10x25=$80/month 12x30=$105/month Call 608-424-6530 or 1-888-878-4244 NORTH PARK STORAGE 10x10 through 10x40, plus 14x40 with 14' door for RV & Boats. Come & go as you please. 608-873-5088

970 Horses
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705 Rentals
BROOKLYN BEAUTIFUL Modern upper 1 bedroom apartment in quiet neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator, W/D included. $525. per month plus $525.security deposit. Utilities not included. 1 year lease. No pets. No smoking. If interested call 608-669-2460 GREENWOOD APARTMENTS Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently has 1 & 2 Bedroom Units available starting at $695 per month, includes heat, water, and sewer. 608-835-6717 Located at 139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 ON LAKE KEGONSA Home to share with single person 2 separate bedrooms. Master bedroom & bath $535/mo 2nd floor Lakeside bedroom $485 phone, internet & cable & all utilities included Boat house, Rec Building, great garden, Water Falls. Large Pier. Laundry. No/Smoking/ Pets. Quiet & great place to live. 815-238-1000 OREGON N Main St Two bedroom second floor apartment. No pets. $650/ month plus utilities. 608-835-7988 STOUGHTON- 108 West ST. 1 & 2 bedroom, appliances, water, heat, A/C, ceiling fan included, on site laundry. Well kept and maintained. On site manager. Next to Park. $610 & $725 per month. 608-238-3815 STOUGHTON- 115 Hillside. 2 bedroom upper. No Pets. $650/mo +utilities 608455-7100 STOUGHTON- 2917 Hwy MN 3 bedroom country house. (900 sq ft) Includes appliances, wash/dryer central air w/full walk out basement. Garage w/extra storage. No Pets/No Smoking. $925/mo+ utilities/ security deposit available August 1st. 608-873-9094 CLASSIFIEDS, 845-9559, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It pays to read the fine print.

980 Machinery & Tools

2012 JD X740 edge 62C deck, 30hrs, 3 year warranty left, excellent condition, $9500. 608-574-8210 WANTED: TOBACCO Lathe, large or small quantities. Paying top dollar. David Lapp 4395 Spore Rd. Argyle 717-8061035

606 Articles For Sale

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664 Lawn & Garden

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666 Medical & Health Supplies

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668 Musical Instruments

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Katy Martins mission team poses with the children and youth of Yuanchang, Taiwan. Martin was in Taiwan for two weeks doing mission work. Martin is on the right side of the second row with the white headband.
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I feel that this mission trip has really helped me grow and made me realize how bad some have it out there, said Nechvatal in an online reflection on the church website. While in Mississippi, the group prepared, sanded and repainted a house for the elderly and served in the community meals center and in the

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Mica center, a daytime drop-in center that featured laundry, shower facilities and a job center to help the homeless and those of low incomes. Through these missions, Nechvatal said he gained perspective on different life styles. After doing this, I see how some struggle every day just to get by while we sit at home with no worries, swimming in our pools, drinking iced tea, not really realizing that some are having such hard times. This group was one of three that local churches sent across the country in their mission work. St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church sent 13 high school students and five adults to New York this week (July 14-20). They are staying in the Bronx, working with social services and helping to clean the remnants of the Hurricane Sandy destruction. Sugar River United Methodist Church sent the biggest group from Verona a total of 28 teens and chaperones to Joplin, Mo., as a part of Next Step Ministries attempt to aid the city in its return to normalcy after a devastating tornado claimed 162 lives and permanently altered thousands more. According to the national organizations website, participants will have the opportunity to build and repair houses, including work like roofing, siding, dry walling, framing and flooring, as well as spend time with the residents and hear their powerful stories.

because they dont have any of the things we take for granted. It redefined the word need. Three more members of Salems congregation are taking part in a cultural exchange with Germanys Moers church that runs from mid-July to early August. As a part of the UCC Southwest Associating Young Ambassadors exchange, the three Verona high school youths will spend three weeks in Germany. They will live with host families and participate in programs relating to poverty. Twelve youths in total will participate in the exchange, and their German counterparts will come to the states next summer.

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Other missions are targeting problems here in Wisconsin in their outreach. Lifepointe Baptist Church is working around Madison in a local outreach program that pastor Brian Cooper coined Mission Madison. The program consists of congregation members and welcomes others who wish to participate they are even hosting a group of Georgia teens that are here on a mission trip. Cooper estimated that about 25 people participate monthly. Salem has a group of 10 teens, chaperoned by four adults heading to Milwaukee in mid-August as a part of Milwaukee Urban Immersion. Hosted by Bethel-Bethany UCC, the group will cook and serve food to the 80-100 homeless men the church serves. This trip will also include visits to a primarily African American congregation and an Islamic center in order to broaden horizons. As these missioners help to change the world around them, they themselves are changed. Nadia Graese, a Salem member who participated in the trip to Biloxi, Miss., feels lucky to have had this type of opportunity. I have been learning for seven years, and I still am, what life is really about, she said. Its not about helping people, its not about getting what you want or sitting in front of a TV for years and convincing yourself that doing so is what makes a good, rich life. Life is about accepting other life. Its about realizing that we are all so different, and yet were all basically the same.

Some Verona congregants work took them overseas. Katy Martin, a member of Memorial Baptist Church, went on a mission trip to Taiwan in May. Her desire to help took her to the Chinese-speaking island nation for two-and-ahalf weeks, and there she helped at a churchs coffee shop, participated in small groups in the church, tutored in English and aided in homeless ministry. My favorite part about mission trips would be the chance to meet new people and get to know them and hear their stories, Martin said of her experiences. Salem United Church of Christ is also sending members abroad. Kati Hart is heading to Haiti in August as part of Haiti Allies for the second time, having also participated in the trip last year. An organization founded as an outreach for Madisons Community of Hope UCC, it offers two trips each year. She said although she had been taught in school what third-world countries were like, it was hard to grasp the reality. Going to Haiti made me realize what life in those countries is like, she said. People are truly struggling to survive

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