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City of Verona

Budget goes
to hearing with
small tweaks
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

After an hour of debate

Monday night, alders
finally agreed on what to
do with an extra $10,000
that had popped up in the
2015 budget.
That adjustment to
expected health benefits
paid out and one other
amendment were the
only topics of discussion in a working session designed to keep
next weeks public hearing and vote on the budget from becoming long

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Verona Area High School junior Beata Nelson splashes to a new national high school and 15-16 National Age Group record in the 100-meter
butterfly with a time of 51.7 seconds Saturday at the WIAA Division 1 state girls swimming championships inside the University of
Wisconsin-Madison Natatorium. Nelson also added state titles in the 100 backstroke (her third) and a second 200 free relay crown.

National record-Beata
Verona junior wins three state
titles, adds to records

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Nelsons performance
one for the ages

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Beata Nelson continued her assault

on the WIAA Division 1 state swimming and diving meet record book Saturday inside the University of Wisconsin Natatorium on her way to a threerecord performance.
Her time of 51.7 seconds in the
100-meter butterfly broke the national
high school and 15-16 National Age
Group record that St. Margarita High
Schools Katie McLaughlin established
earlier this year.
Nelson split the race 24.08, 27.62
en route to the record-breaking performance. Her previous best was a 52.06
last year.
Its surreal, she said. I was just
trying to beat my time from last year. I
cant believe it did that.
Nelson,whose performance drew a
standing ovation from the capacity crowd
of 1,500, was far from down, however.
Not long afterward, she posted what
is believed to be the fastest 50 free split
ever at the D1 state meet. Nelsons
21.83 anchored the defending state
champion Wildcats 200 free relay to
victory in a state record 1:33.51.
Madison East had held the record

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since 2008, when current and former
University of Wisconsin swimmers Ivy
and Ruby Martin and Aja Van Hout
went 1:33.613.
Nelson credited teammates Maizie
Seidl, Kristi Larsen and Shelby Rozeboom for putting the Wildcats in a position to beat top-seeded Arrowhead.
I told everyone before the race
we were going to do this for Shelby
because she was a senior and it was
her last race, Nelson said. Weve all
worked so hard and trained for this. We
really wanted to repeat as champions.
She went on to defend and break her
own state record in the 100 backstroke
for the third time just minutes later with
a 53.15.
Competing in three events so close
together, Nelson admitted her legs
were burning, by the second half of
the 100 back.
It took a little bit out of me, she said.
Though she wanted to crack 53 seconds, it didnt stop the VA/MH standout
from posting yet another state record.


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Verona Area School District

New Century changes

focus to STEM
Charter renewal
would continue
schools evolution
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

Im not upset with my time because

its a state record, she said. But
theres more to come.
Nelson opened Saturdays meet leading the Wildcats 200 medley relay to
a runner-up in a school record 1:44.63
to six-time defending champion Arrowhead (1:43.96) as the Wildcats matched
last years fourth-place finish with 180
Nelson set the still-standing 50 free
record two years ago before switching
to and winning the 100 butterfly in state
records the past two seasons. She won
the 100 backstroke her freshman season
as well and has defended that title ever
She is ranked as the top womens
recruit in the country among high
school juniors by collegeswimming.
com. College coaches certainly have
taken notice.
On the first day this past summer when
coaches could officially begin contacting
Nelson, her email inbox had nearly 50
emails from across the country.
With Saturdays performance and the
Minneapolis Grand Prix right around
the corner, that level of interest should
only continue to grow.

and complicated, as last

years was.
So Monday, alders voted 7-1 in a nonbinding,
advisory vote to apply
the additional health benefit money from a new
employee taking single,
rather than family benefits to the capital budget to offset the $1.5 million cost of next years
road repairs.
Staff had suggested reducing taxes by
that same amount, but
Ald. Luke Diaz (Dist.
3) successfully argued

Five years after remaking itself into a green

charter school to ensure
its survival, New Century School is once again
aiming for a new niche.
That doesnt mean
it will completely turn

away from environmental lessons or getting students out-of-school experiences, but its classroom
concentration will move
in the same direction as
many others around the
country Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math, or STEM.
Site council and board
of directors member
Katie Smith presented the schools charter renewal application, which includes the

Turn to Charter/Page 20

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November 20, 2014

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Early morning fire

displaces family
VFD: Cold made
fighting fire
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

A Verona family was

forced out of their home
after an early-morning fire
Monday destroyed the residence.
The Verona Fire Department received a call about
the fire at 3:45 a.m., said
assistant chief Melissa Helgesen, and crews returned
to the station at 9:15 a.m.
after putting out the fire.
It was large when we got
there, and it was difficult
because of the weather,
Helgesen said, mentioning they had extra crews
out because of the extreme
cold, which dropped to a
low of 8 degrees at 2:31
a.m., according to the
National Weather Service.
Crews from five other
area fire departments also
helped in fighting the blaze
at the home of the Moynihan family. An initial investigation showed that the fire
began from some fireplace
ashes in a paper bag on the
back deck, Helgesen said.
Helgesen said the three

residents of the house made

it out with no injuries, and
firefighters sustained no
major injuries, though one
had some smoke inhalation
issues and others dealt with
frostbite problems.
Helgesen said the department did not determine how
much damage was done.
The familys neighbors
started a fund at the State
Bank of Cross Plains at 108
N. Main St. to help collect
money for the family. To
donate to the fund, make
checks payable to the Benefit for Moynihan Family
and drop them off in person
or send via mail to the bank.
Lori Moynihan said in
an email Monday night she
wanted to thank the firefighters and community.
She was unable to call the
Press before the Tuesday
deadline as she and her
family searched for rental
The Verona Area Chamber of Commerce sent out
an email Tuesday asking
members for any leads
on a house or duplex to
rent in the Verona area
while the Moynihan home
is rebuilt, as the family would like to stay here
if possible. Anyone with
information can email

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Kloepping comes
from Special
Olympics of
Southern California
The Verona Area School
hopes a new
position can
help get its
message out
to parents
and community memKloepping
The district hired Kelly Kloepping,
a marketing and public
relations specialist, to fill
its new public information

specialist position, which

was created after a communications audit earlier this
year found that the district
wasnt getting its message
to the Verona community
as effectively as it could.
Kloeppings role will
consist of providing proactive communications to
improve student achievement, building public support and providing information to internal and external
audiences about school
activities, goals and policies, said a district news
Kloepping comes to the
position as the district looks
ahead to potential referendums on the April ballot for land purchases and

continues its push toward

personalized learning at
every school.
Kloepping, a Madison
native who has lived in the
Verona area, spent her last
15 years in public relations roles with Special
Olympics. Twelve of those
were in Wisconsin; the last
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Kloepping is a past president of the Wisconsin Communicators Council-Madison chapter, the Association for Women in Communications-Madison chapter
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Dane County

Budget targets pressing needs

Boards version
adds to affordable
housing, youth
The Dane County Board
of Supervisors approved an
operating budget of about
$530 million for 2015 and a
capital budget of just under
$41.7 million Monday
According to a county
news release, board president Sharon Corrigan said
the budget addresses the
countys most pressing
needs. She cited emergency response, homelessness
and smarter criminal justice as examples.
This budget is all about
progress, she said. Were
taking on all these new initiatives while keeping up
our infrastructure, caring
for our most vulnerable citizens and remaining respectful of our hardworking taxpayers.
Some budget initiatives
also address environmental
concerns, including adding
money to the conservation
fund for land purchases,
water quality improvements, renewable energy
projects and creation and
expansion of bicycle paths.
County Executive Joe

Parisi planned to sign the

budget Wednesday, according to an email from his
Board members expanded several allocations in
Parisis proposed budget,
including for affordable
housing from $750,000
to $2 million. According
to the county release, the
funding in 2015 will be the
first of a four-year investment of $2 million per
year through 2018 to a new
Affordable Housing Fund.
This budget leaves no
doubt of this boards commitment to addressing the
need for housing services
in Dane County, Corrigan
Board members also added funding for Briarpatch
Youth Services to open a
facility for homeless youth
by mid-year and approved
$80,000 for Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown
Madison to operate a homeless day shelter five days a
week. Sup. Jeff Pertl, chairman of the personnel and
finance committee, said the
budget represents a commitment to be an engine of
opportunity with regard to
housing and homelessness.
Dane County is a great
place to live for most of
us, he said. The challenge
is that's not a universal

prosperity," he said. It is
not a problem we can solve
on our own, but it is essential that we become a partner in these efforts.
According to the county
release, a $43,000 budget
amendment will be used
on a data-driven pretrial
decision-making process
to help determine which
defendants should be kept
in jail and which could be
safely released on bond.
Another $20,000 will fund
a pilot project to include
input from community
members to assess the benefits of using body-worn
video cameras by sheriffs
deputies. The budget also
adds additional 911 operators and more than $3 million for more radio towers
for first-responder communication.
In a statement released
Monday by his office, Parisi said the budget responsibly reflects the shared values of our community.
We have crafted a fiscally responsible budget
that protects the quality services the residents of Dane
County rely on, while finding new and innovative
ways to work with outside
partners to enhance our
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The Verona Area School
District is among 27 statewide districts with a school
recognized for improving access to Advanced
Placement (AP) tests while
maintaining student scores.
The College Board
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that had increased the percentage of students taking
AP tests while keeping
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students who scored a three
or better on the exams to
the AP District Honor Roll.
A score of 3 or above is
what many colleges require
to receive credit, a major
benefit of the AP program
for high school students.
The percentage of VASD
students taking AP exams
grew by nearly 6 percent
from 2012 to 2014, the
three years the College
Board took into account
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received the honor.
The total number of
exams taken in that period
grew from 537 three years
ago to 712 last year.

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The scores fell slightly
but stayed above the 70
percent minimum required
to still receive the recognition. In 2012, 82.7 percent of students taking the
tests received a 3 or higher,
which dropped to 76.7 percent last year.
Administrators at Verona Area High School have
worked over the last year
to allow for more access to
AP classes, specifically for
minority and low-income
students who have disproportionately low representation in the classes.
They discussed changes
to the pre-requisite program for the classes last
year and have also instituted seventh-hour AP
assistance time with four
teachers available during
the final period of each
day to help students in AP

The district was also
required to increase the
percentage of exams taken
by African-American, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native
students, according to a
VASD news release.
I tip my hat to our high
schools teachers that offer
the opportunity for our
students to excel, VAHS
principal Pam Hammen
said in the release. When
you mix together students
hard work and the teachers devotion, we see confidence build in our students, leading to post high
school education and success in life beyond.

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November 20, 2014


The Verona Press


Letters to the editor

Enjoying a nostalgic visit to Verona

A few weeks ago I attended a
performance of Godspell at the
Verona High School Performing
Arts Center. It was an emotional,
nostalgic, deeply satisfying night
for me.
The performance itself was
amazing. Each student performer
shone in their solo opportunities. The ensemble work was crisp
and strong, and the staging, sets,
props, lighting and band were awesome. Kudos to the cast, musicians,
techies, directors and everyone
involved in that wonderful evening.
But the sizzling play was not
the main reason for my feelings of
nostalgia. My family and I lived in
Verona from 1990-2002 (when my
wife and I moved to Kiev, Ukraine
to work among university students).
While we lived in Verona all four of
my children graduated from Verona
High School. Today each one of
them is successful in their profession, each is a life-long learner, and
each reflects the deep investment
that teachers in the Verona school
system made in their lives. Three
of my grandchildren are currently
attending Verona schools and are
having the same rich educational
In high school, my children were
involved in band, theater and other
activities. That meant I spent a lot

of time in the PAC. So sitting there

a few weeks ago was quite emotional for me.
In addition, during 1994-95 I had
the great privilege of serving on the
Verona School Board. Those were
troubled times for the school board,
as philosophical and personality
differences among board members
made things challenging. Yet I look
back on my time on the board as
one of the greatest experiences of
my life.
The terms of my appointment
required that I run for the Board the
next year. It turns out I was a much
better Board member than politician, so I didnt do very well in the
election. But if any of you reading
this were around at that time and
supported me by your vote and/or
your finances, let me say that even
now I continue to be so grateful for
the chance to serve, and for your
emotional and financial support. As
I look back Im not sure if I properly expressed my thanks to you
at the time. So, again, a heart-felt
thank you!
We are back from Ukraine now
and live on the west side of Madison. So I am looking forward to
many more happy nights at VAHS.
Dr. Bob Grahmann
City of Madison

Thanks for supporting winter car check

One of the many characteristics
that makes Verona such a fantastic community are the countless
groups and organizations that work
to improve residents quality of life.
Last month there was a great turnout for the winter car check event
hosted by Avenue Auto Clinic.
Verona seniors were able to
have their vehicles inspected, free
of charge, to ensure they were prepared for safe winter driving. This
event wouldnt have been possible without the volunteers who

generously donated their time and

the organizations and businesses
that coordinated and supported the
Id also like to take a moment
to recognize our residents for their
efforts, from volunteering with local
organizations to helping a neighbor
in need.
You are what makes our city a

Elizabeth Doyle
Alderperson District 1

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From the Chamber

Hometown has a lot to

offer this holiday season

few years ago a friend

of mine, on my recommendation, attended the
Verona Area Community Theater
production of White Christmas
at the Verona Area High School
Performing Arts Center. The next
day he called to tell me his entire
family had had a terrific time.
This would be an unremarkable
story except for what my friend
asked after expressing his gratitude.
I didnt
know Verona
had a community theater, he
said, Are they
I tried not to
embarrass my
friend while
that not only
was VACT well into its second
decade of performances, I had
performed with them myself on a
few occasions.
Sadly, over the last 20 years I
have been asked more versions
of that same question than I care
to count.
Theres a cheese shop in
The Four Freshmen performed in town?
The public can skate at the
Verona Ice Arena?
Perhaps it is our proximity to
Madison that causes some people
to overlook the many assets
Verona has to offer. In some
cases, I suspect people think an
event in a small town like Verona
cant be as exciting as the big
city thrills to be found just 10
minutes northeast.
I would advise my fellow
Veronans to take another look at
what our community has to offer.
I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised. A good place to
start might be our Hometown

Holidays events beginning the

first weekend in December.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 5, with the ceremonial
Hometown Holidays tree lighting
in Central Park (on the corner
of S. Main and Paoli St.). As a
result of super-secret negotiations
between the Verona Area Chamber of Commerce and the North
Pole, the Verona Fire Department
will deliver Santa to the park at 5
p.m. where he will assist WISCTV meteorologist Gary Cannalte
with that evenings Live at 5
weather broadcast. At the conclusion of the weather the assembled
crowd shouts Happy Holidays!
and all the trees in downtown
Verona magically light up!
Throw in some carolers from
Resurrection Lutheran Church
and it adds up to a fun time for
the entire family.
Following the tree lighting,
Santa will lead the crowd on a
very short walk to the Verona
Senior Center for the annual
Verona Fire Department 5-Alarm
Chili Supper. Diners are welcome to have chili, hotdogs, and
a variety of desserts. The supper
is free, and a boot will be set out
to accept free-will donations to
the Verona Area Needs Network
Food Pantry. Last year the event
raised over $800 for the pantry.
While at the chili supper, kids
can share their Christmas lists
with Santa and receive a free picture capturing the moment. The
Verona Area High School Yearbook staff will also be on hand to
do free face painting and holiday
On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9:30
a.m., the Verona Lions Club will
host Breakfast with Santa at the
Verona Legion Hall. In addition
to old St. Nick, Wayne the Wizard will entertain beginning at 10
a.m. and children are welcome to
get a free vision screening while

they wait. The event runs until

Throughout the weekend,
Verona retail shops and restaurants will be holding the second
annual Hometown Holidays
Hunt. Shoppers will be encouraged to visit participating businesses where simply by stopping
in they will receive a raffle ticket
for the grand prize, a SuperVerona gift basket valued at over
$200, as well as several other
I began this column talking
about VACTs White Christmas, and as it happens Verona
Area Community Theater is
bringing the show back for five
performances during the Hometown Holidays weekend. This
classic show will surely put you
and your family in the holiday
spirit. More information can be
found at VACT.org.
If your tastes run a little more
classical, be sure to mark your
calendar for the Verona Youth
Ballets Nutcracker performance
on Saturday, Dec. 13. This event
always packs the Verona Area
High School PAC, and you might
see dancers you recognize from
around town.
Finally, when it is time to go
shopping, I strongly encourage
everyone to think about the gifts
you can find at Verona businesses. When you shop locally
you enable all the events Ive
mentioned in this column to happen, because it is local businesses
that support these and many other
community activities.
In conclusion, on behalf of all
329 members of the Verona Area
Chamber of Commerce, I would
like to wish everyone a safe and
happy holiday season.
Karl Curtis is the executive
director of the Verona Chamber
of Commerce.

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Academic Honors

honors; Donald Schraufnagel,

honors; Shea Sumnicht, highest honors

University of Iowa
Klayton Brandt, BBA,
finance; Caroline Kopp, BA,
Austen Gross, deans list
chemistry; Alexandra Melin,
BA, elementary education
Lawrence University
Kajsa Schneider, deans list
Chelsea Jermain, criminal Lake Forest College (Ill.)
justice; Zartosht Khodavandi,
Malia Hansen, deans list
Shelby Patterson, forensic
investigation; Zachary Singer, UW-Eau Claire
industrial technology manageVictoria Janikowski, deans
list; Sterling Rohlinger, deans
Preston Baker, civil engi- list; Allison Stone, deans list
neering; Benjamin Farrell,
Jaryn Danz, freshman honmechanical
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ness administration; Michael
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Hannah Jennings; deans list;
Jenner Kramer, deans list;
Samantha Leffin, deans list;
University- Stephanie Wolf, deans list;
Megan Hanson, deans list
Hannah Aarsvold, MBA
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Upper Iowa University
Matthew Ripple, deans list
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Laura Knutsen, deans list;
Anya Moucha, deans list; Erin
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UW-Stevens Point
Benjamin Opsal, high honor
Steven Johnson, chancellors leadership award; Gina list; Matthew Opsal, honor list
Carrola, honors; Samuel Jekel,
honors; Lindsey Johnson, UW-Green Bay
highest honors; Kathryn Maas,
Abby Juzwik, high honors
honors; Nathaniel Rice, honors
Kirsten Donkle, chancellors
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Coming up


Jazz birthday celebration

A Christmas Carol

Midtown Jazz will perform at the

senior centers November birthday
and anniversary celebration from
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21.
The event includes lunch.
The band offers eclectic jazz stylings from Dixieland to Swing to Cool
with attention to the American Standard Songbook. Collectively, the
group represents more than 300 years
of musical experience.
The cost of the meal is $5. There
is no cost just to come for the music.
Please reserve lunch no later than
noon on Thursday.

The Traveling Lantern Theatre

Company will present A Christmas
Carol at the library at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29.
This adaptation of the play introduces children to the classic tale of
a misers redemption and is recommended for children ages 5 and older.

Senior center trip

The Verona Senior Center is offering a day trip in conjunction with

Fitchburg and Oregon Senior Centers.
The trip is to the Lake Geneva Show
on Wednesday, Dec. 3 ($102).
The registration process has
Move the Food benefit
changed this year. To register and pay
The Sows Ear, 125 S. Main St., will for the trip, you must contact Badger
host a public Move the Food benefit Tour directly at 1-800-416-2049. Flyers are available at the senior center.
at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22.
The event will feature coffee and
snacks, a yarn raffle and a presenta- Christmas tree lighting
tion about the Verona Area Needs
The Christmas tree lighting will be
Networks campaign to move the food at 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Central
Park, located at the intersection of
Knitters and crocheters are invited Paoli and Main streets.
to bring homemade Christmas ornaA chili supper made by the firements to the event, and The Sows fighters will follow at the Verona
Ear will make a donation of $5 to the Senior Center, with seniors in charge
campaign for every ornament donated of desserts.
to fill their tree.
Donations of cookies and bars of all

varieties are welcome. Contact Jennifer at 845-7471 with any questions.

Jingle Bell run for Arthritis

Tie some jingle bells to your shoelaces and join in a festive, active way
to start the holiday season on Sunday,
Dec. 7. The annual Jingle Bell Run/
Walk for Arthritis provides a great
way to get some exercise and help
those for whom running or walking
itself can be a great pain.
A 5- and 10-kilometer course will
be set up at Verona High School, with
registration and a health fair from
8:30-10:30 a.m. The race will start at
10:30 a.m. Post-event celebration and
awards will take place at 11:15 a.m.
Participation is $35 for adults and
$25 for youths. For more information,
visit jbrmadison.kintera.org.

Pilates class
Learn how pilates can make you
stronger, more stable and flexible at the
Verona Public Library at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8. Participants should wear
comfortable clothing and bring a yoga
mat or towel.
Registration is required and is limited
to 30 participants. Contact the library at
845-7180 for more information.

Community calendar
Thursday, November 20

1-6 a.m., Alternate side parking

Fireside Christmas show,
Belleville senior center, $89, 4246007, Verona Senior Center is pick
up site
12:30-3 p.m., Paoli Street Pickers
Gospel, senior center
5:30 p.m., Books N Booze,
Whered You Go, Bernadette? by
Maria Semple, Pasquals Cantina
6-8 p.m., Mark Harrod, Paoli
7:30 p.m., VAHS Orchestra
Concert, VAHS PAC

Friday, November 21

10-11:30 a.m., Parkinsons group,

senior center
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Birthday/
Anniversary celebration, music by
Midtown Jazz, senior center
2-4 p.m., Movie: Singin in the
Rain, senior center
7-9:30 p.m., Holiday Hootenanny
Open Mic, Tuvalu

Saturday, November 22

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holiday Bake

Sale and Luncheon ($8 adults, $4
children 5-12), St. James Lutheran

5:30 p.m., Move the Food benefit,

The Sows Ear
7-9:30 p.m., Teddy Davenport,
7:30 p.m., Isthmus Brass, Verona
Area Performing Arts Series
7:30 p.m., True Music: Gin
Chocolate and Bottle Rockets (tickets $6 advance, $8 at door), True
Coffee Roasters

Sunday, November 23

12-3 p.m., Packers vs. Vikings on

the big screen, senior center

Monday, November 24

nity Thanksgiving dinner, Pancake

Cafe, 204-7040
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Free community Thanksgiving dinner,
Memorial Baptist Church, 201 S.
Main St., 845-7125

Friday, November 28

Library closed for holiday

Saturday, November 29

2 p.m., A Christmas Carol by

The Traveling Lantern Theatre
Company, library

Sunday, November 30

11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Show (The

8:45 a.m., Diabetic foot care, $28/ Odd Couple) and dinner, Dorf Haus
visit, senior center
in Roxbury, carpool from senior
4:30 p.m., Early Childhood Music, center
3:25-6:45 p.m., Packers vs.
7 p.m., Common Council, City
Patriots, senior center

Wednesday, November 26

7 p.m., Library closed for holiday

Thursday, November 27

Library closed for holiday

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free community Thanksgiving dinner, Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5701
Raymond Road, 271-6633
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free commu-

Tuesday, December 2

6:30 p.m., Town Board, Town Hall

Friday, December 5

10-10:45 a.m., The Nutcracker:

A Verona Youth Ballet preschool
event, ages 3-5, library
5 p.m., Community tree lighting
and chili supper, senior center
7:30-9:30 p.m., Madison
Songwriters Showcase, Tuvalu

Whats on VHAT-98
Thursday, Nov. 27
7 a.m. Scams Presentation
at Senior Center
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
5 p.m. A Taste of Theater
6 p.m. Salem Church
7 p.m. Words of Peace
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Chatting with the
10 p.m. Valley View School
at Historical Society
Friday, Nov. 28
7 a.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. Chatting with
the Chamber
3 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
4 p.m. A Taste of Theater
5 p.m. 2012 Wildcats
8:30 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center

Presentation at Senior Center
11 p.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center

Saturday, Nov. 29
8 a.m. Common Council
(from Nov. 24)
11 a.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
1 p.m. 2012 Wildcats
4:30 p.m. Valley View
School at Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
(from Nov. 24)
9 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
10 p.m. Valley View School
at Historical Society
11 p.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
Sunday, Nov. 30
7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Noon Common Council
(from Nov. 24)
3 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
4:30 p.m. Valley View
School at Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
(from Nov. 24)
9 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
10 p.m. Valley View School
at Historical Society

11 p.m. Paoli St. Pickers

Gospel at Senior Center
Monday, Dec. 1
7 a.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. Chatting with
the Chamber
3 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
4 p.m. A Taste of Theater
5 p.m. 2012 Wildcats
6:30 p.m. Plan Commission
9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour

Presentation at Senior Center
11 p.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
Tuesday, Dec. 2
7 a.m. Scams Presentation
at Senior Center
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
5 p.m. A Taste of Theater
6 p.m. Resurrection Church
8 p.m. Words of Peace
9 p.m. Chatting with the
10 p.m. Valley View School

at Historical Society
Wednesday, Dec. 3
7 a.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
1:30 p.m. Chatting with
the Chamber
3 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Plan Commission
from (from Dec. 1)
7 p.m. Capital City Band
8 p.m. Veterans Day at
Senior Center

Presentation at Senior Center
11 p.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
Thursday, Dec. 4
7 a.m. Scams Presentation
at Senior Center
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Paoli St. Pickers
Gospel at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Kitchen Art Pt. 3 at
Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Chatting with the
10 p.m. Valley View School
at Historical Society


2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.
Verona Business Centre
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 9 a.m.
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 & 10 a.m.
Sunday school 10:15 a.m.
(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451
Pastor Tim Dunn
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.
201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Steven Pelischek
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church

1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli

(608) 845-6613
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.noon Wednesday
Saturday: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Sunday school: 9 a.m.
Staffed Nursery: 8:45-11:15 a.m.
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship.
Sunday School available during worship. Refreshments and fellowship
are between services.
2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Sunday Praise and Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Nursery provided in morning.
Sunday school (all ages): 10:45 a.m.
Small group Bible study: 6 p.m.
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

The B.I.B.L.E.
(Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
The word Bible comes from the Greek word biblion,
meaning book. Since most Christians consider the Bible
to be the foundational book on how to live, this derivation seems particularly appropriate. I recently heard a
priest who was preparing to hand out Bibles to graduating eighth graders tell them with a wink and a smile that
the word Bible stands for Basic Instructions Before
Leaving Earth. There is more than a grain of truth in that
catchy acronym. Consider how the Hebrew Bible or Old
Testament contains detailed dietary laws and rules about
clothes (e.g., Deuteronomy 22:5 tells us that A woman
shall not wear a mans garment and at 22:11 it says
that You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed
together.) Many of these rules seem strange to us today
because we are so far removed from their ancient context.
But, most of the proverbs and rules for how to get along
with each other make prudent sense and continue to provide a rational basis for how we should live. The Golden
rule is a timeless piece of universal advice. Consider the
opening verses of the book of Proverbs, which supplies
their rationale, and almost a rationale for the entire bible:
To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words
of understanding. To receive the instruction of wisdom,
justice, judgement, and equity; to give prudence to the
simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion A
wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of
understanding will attain wise counsel. Proverbs 1:2-5
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Thanksgiving meals offered

Budget: Plans to keep economic development consistent

Thanksgiving can be a time for many to gather with

family and friends around a table for conversation and
plentiful food. However, the reality is that not everyone in
the community has access to a hot meal or enough money
for turkey with all the trimmings.
Many area churches, organizations and businesses are
offering free or reduced-price Thanksgiving meals in a
congregate setting for low-income and homeless individuals and families who might otherwise have no opportunity
to celebrate the holiday. For those who are also homebound, some programs also deliver Thanksgiving meals to
peoples homes.
The United Way of Dane County has created a list of
traditional Thanksgiving meals that are open to all members of the community, including Verona. For those who
want to give back, there are also many volunteer opportunities available.
Programs are listed in order of date and time.

Continued from page 1

5701 Raymond Road, Madison

271-6633, kzak@gslcwi.com
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27
No advance reservations are required to attend the
meal. No delivery. Volunteer opportunities available.

Pancake Cafe

6220 Nesbitt Road, Madison

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27
Free for Thanksgiving meal, regular menu price
for Pancake Cafe menu.
No reservations are required to attend the meal.
Will provide free transportation from downtown.

Memorial Baptist Church

201 S. Main St., Verona

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27
Everyone in the community is invited to attend.
Advance reservations are requested to attend the
meal, but not required.
Delivery and carry-out meals are also available
for Verona area residents or those who work in the
Verona area. Call at least a day in advance.
Volunteer opportunities are available.

Diazs proposal to cut a
planned $35,000 expense to
hire an economic development consultant was a large
part of Mondays discussion.
It got the support of only Ald.

2015 budget

Budget proposal

What: Public hearing

for 2014 City of Verona
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 24
Where: City Center, 111
Lincoln St.
Broadcast: VHAT-Ch.
Publication: Page 13,
Nov. 6

Mill rate Change
2013 final
$8.15 million
$6.46 +1.95%
2014 requested
$9.73 million $7.75* +17.9%*
2014 recommended
$8.5 million $6.77* +3%*
2014 published
$8.5 million $6.77* +3%*
2014 requested
$10.5 million
2014 recommended $10.1 million
Notes: 2014 taxes are applied to the 2015 budget; numbers do not include TIF
* based on equalized value because 2014 was a reassessment year

Heather Reekie (D-4), who

joined the chorus of alders
saying the position wasnt
really developed yet. She
wanted to see the job description get fleshed out, but the
majority hoped to do so over
the next year by watching the
consultant work.
It had originally been suggested by Mayor Jon Hochkammer, who wanted the
city to have someone who
is responsible for economic
development, but nobody
was ready to create a fulltime position that didnt
have a clear job description.
Ald. Dale Yurs (D-2)
called using the half-time
salary equivalent on a contractor a calculated risk.
Diaz who had last year
unsuccessfully proposed
eliminating consultant fees
for the planning department
liked the idea of adding
staff for economic development but didnt like the idea
of a non-employee in such
an important position.
Ald. Jack Linder (D-2)
pointed out that the word
consultant is misleading.
Like theyll tell us what
to do and walk away, he
said. (The city will hire)
somebody whos going to
advocate for Verona.
The city assessor and

Thank You!

Independent Living, Inc

We want to thank everyone that came to our 60

wedding anniversary party or sent cards & gifts.


Meals delivered around 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 27
$7.50 per meal
Evening Meals on Wheels delivers to homes in the
greater Madison area. Call for locations.
Advance reservations are required by noon on
Friday, Nov. 21, to receive a meal.
Volunteers needed to prepare food and deliver
meals on Nov. 27.

city engineer both operate

as contracted employees,
and the same people have
done so for more than two
decades each.

Extra $10K
The debate over the
reduced cost of health benefits had a similar feel, of
different ideas about accomplishing the same goal.
Ald. Evan Touchett (D-4)
was the lone holdout, saying returning the money to
taxpayers right away was
important to stop the trend of
constantly increasing taxes.
Hochkammer did not vote
but was skeptical, calling the
$10,000 being debated peanuts in light of the debt it
was supposed to be helping.
We have a plan in place,
Hochkammer said, alluding
to the 2016 closing of the
Epic tax-increment financing district. Thats really
where were going to handle
the debt.
Diazs plan ended up with
the support of most.
I know these are small
changes more symbolic than anything, Diaz
acknowledged. But were
obligating future taxpayers
to borrowing and interest.

Mill rate
2014 proposed: -1 percent
2013: 3 percent*
2012: 1.95 percent
2011: 1.5 percent
2010: 3.7 percent**
2009: 3 percent**
2008: 0 percent
2007: 0 percent*
2006: 3 percent
2005: 2 percent
* Based on equalized
value (reassessment year)
* Effective rate for average homeowner was 1.5
percent higher because of
addition of midyear stormwater utility fee

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10'x15' $48 Month
10'x20' $58 Month
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that reducing future debt

would save money down the
road. Diaz later acknowledged the limited impact of
such a relatively infinitesimal amount around $2 on
an average $272,000 home
but he told the Verona
Press he hoped to use it as a
starting point for changing
minds and habits about the
way the city uses debt.
The citys use of debt
is barely half of what its
own policy allows and is at
less than 40 percent of the
statutory maximum. But
its usage has increased in
recent years, and not just for
capital building projects like
the fire station but rather for
road repairs as an accommodation to the effects of the
Great Recession.
Times are good now in
Verona, despite a long list
of needs and wants that have
been held off during the lean
years. An additional $288
million in tax base onefourth of Dane Countys
total increase has made it
much easier to toss a nickel
here or there.
And that has left alders
with a good feeling about the
budget situation and the compromises made to get there.
Diaz was the only person
to propose changes to the
budget but nonetheless said
he did like it overall and
hoped he started a good
conversation about debt.

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November 20, 2014

The Verona Press


Town of Verona

Town gets new assessor

The Town of Verona
Board recently approved a
contract with a new company to provide assessment
services to the town.
Associated Appraisal
Consultants, Inc. began
providing services to the
town Nov. 1, including

answering property value

questions from town residents.
Residents with questions
can reach the company
at 1-800-721-4157 during normal business hours
Monday through Friday
and can also be reached

via email and voice mail,

according to a town email.
For more information on
the company, visit apraz.
com. Until property data is
available at the companys
website, it can be found at

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Expanding Spring 2015

Pictured above, a group of Adaptive PE mentors pet a Holstein calf held by Mackenzie Sarbacker, right,
during the farm visit.

Education moves out of the

classroom and into the barn
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education students.
We currently have more
mentors than students,
which is awesome, Hasse
said. It really shows me
that there are people who
want to be involved in other
kids lives and not just be a
typical teenager. Mentors in
this class truly think about
more than just themselves.
They want to help other students.
To become involved as
a mentor with the VAHS
Adaptive PE class, regular
education students must
go through an application
process, which stresses the
importance of attendance
and includes a questionnaire.
Special education students thrive on continuity.
When there are students
who are not in class a lot
or are skipping class a lot,
the continuity isnt there.
Sometimes special education students dont handle
that very well. Attendance
is a big issue. This class is
not necessarily about being
a great PE student, its
about wanting to work with
kids, Hasse explained.
She said the program has
always been a student and
mentor program.
It started out with the
purpose of having regular
education students see what
a day is like for special education students. This helps
regular education students
see special education students as equals instead of
different people, Hasse

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Students and mentors

of the Verona Area High
School (VAHS) Adaptive
Physical Education (PE)
program took a trip to a
local dairy farm last week.
The farm visit included
an opportunity to pet a calf,
hold and pet chickens, sit
in a tractor and fill up on
snacks of chocolate milk
and cheese.
Instructor Carly Hasse
has been with the program,
which combines regular
education students and special education students, for
12 years.
I think one important
benefit of exposing our
students to agriculture
and farms is helping them
understand the sheer size of
farming. They can see how
large farms are and how
much work farmers put into
their operations. I dont
think our students always
understand how many animals may be on a farm.
They may just think one
pig, one cow, etc. Having
the opportunity for our students to visit farms really


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opens their eyes as to how

farms work, she said.
Hasse added that there
are other benefits as well.
Students also learn the
work that goes into farming
and how they receive benefits as consumers.
Whether its milk, wheat
or other products, our students can see first-hand
where their food is coming
from, she said.
Earlier this year, the
group took a trip to Big
Valley Ranch in Spring
It is an 800-acre ranch
that is used mostly for horse
riding. Both this trip and
the trip to the Sarbacker
family farm expose our students to different elements
of nature and places around
our community that are not
necessarily school-related,
said Hasse.
An important aspect of
trips to agricultural facilities and different farms is
that they give special education students a chance
to interact with animals,
said senior mentor Clariel
This is really exciting for them because they
might not have an opportunity to do this during a regular day, she said. I chose
to become a mentor because
I have a disabled cousin. I
really love working with all
of the kids, and I have been
involved with the Adaptive
PE program for two years.
It is my favorite part of the
This semester, there are
18 mentors and 16 special


November 20, 2014

Redeemer settles into former library

Samantha Christian
Unified Newspaper Group

Swapping books for hymnals, the former library at

130 N. Franklin St. is once
again occupied by a church.
Redeemer Bible Fellowship moved
just up the
street from
its location
at the former Masonic Temple
at 102 N.
Franklin St.
at the end of Wise
Dwight Wise, elder of
worship ministries, helped
establish Redeemer Bible
Fellowship in 2008, when
it met in a home outside
of Verona with about five
families. About two years
later, the congregation
moved into the basement of
the former Masonic Temple, which became vacant
the following year, so the
church leased the whole
But this May, Redeemer
was notified that the building had been purchased, so
the church needed to look
for another facility over the
The timing of Sugar
River United Methodist
Churchs move out of the
former library in August
was ideal for Redeemer,
which held its first service
there on Sept. 21. Redeemer signed a two-year lease
for the building.
This building became
available and weve just
been progressively growing, and so we needed more

space and this worked out

for us, Wise said. We
thought, well its going to
be a little bit bigger than we
need right now, but that will
allow for some growth if we
could, so we pursued it.
Since the churchs founding nearly six years ago, the
congregation has grown to
more than 60 members. The
makeup of the congregation
is relatively young, including some singles and many
families with young children from the Verona area.
Its a great mix, although
we dont have many senior
citizens, he said. My wife
and I might be the oldest in
our 50s. Wise also serves
as the chaplain for the
Verona Police Department,
and his wife is a teacher.
The core beliefs that
drive the church are known
as the five solas, which are
summarized as: by scripture
alone, by grace alone, by
faith alone, through Christ
alone and for the glory of
God alone.
People are just looking
for good instruction and fellowship in the scriptures,
in the Bible, he said. Our
emphasis on reformed theology is not just biblical but
refreshing to be a part of
that kind of fellowship.
Wise said the congregation is thankful to Sugar
River for how it utilized the
building, specifically the
offices and sound booth. At
this point he doesnt foresee
changing too much inside.
Theyve done a lot to
really make it conducive for
a church, so were the (beneficiaries) of what they have
done, he said. Were small

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Girls swimming

Nelsons performance one for the ages

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Inside the University of Wisconsin natatorium there hangs a series

of clocks counting down among
other things the exact number of
days and hours until the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Some 629 days from potentially
swimming in Brazil, and with the
Olympic time trials next summer,
16-year-old Verona Area/Mount
Horeb junior Beata Nelson capped
yet another stellar season at the
WIAA Division 1 girls state swimming and diving championships.
Already the defending record
holder in three individual events,
Nelson went a step further Saturday, breaking Katie McLaughlin of
St. Margarita (Cali.) High Schools
national high school and 15-16
national age group record in 51.7
National record holder. It
sounds awesome, said Nelson,
whose time was two seconds faster
than a week ago at sectionals. I
really had no expectations.
While breaking 52 seconds was
a goal she set for myself at the end
of last season, she didnt talk about
it much.
I didnt want to put too much
pressure on myself, but I really
wanted the record, she said.
When I saw my time flash I just
wanted to cry. Im speechless.
Having no idea what the record
was last season, Nelson couldnt
believe she came within sevenhundredths-of-a-second.
This year I was very aware of
what the record was, she said.
I didnt have a have a very good
finish, but 51.7. I cant say much
more than that.
Shortly after her records-shattering swim, Nelson received a
standing ovation from the capacity
crowd of 1,500 spectators.
Having been watching Nelson
swim since the age of 6, Wildcats
head coach Bill Wuerger said, I
think Im to the point know where
nothing she does surprises me.
However fast she swam in the past,
she always finds a way to go faster.

The defending state champion

in the 100 backstroke as well, Nelson broke her own state record by
four-hundredths of a second with a
53.15. Sophomore Appleton North
Britt Horn finished second 3.61
seconds later in 56.76.
Every time I swim an event, my

Photos by Jeremy Jones

Verona Area/Mount Horebs 200-yard freestyle relay (from left) Maizie Seidl, Beata Nelson, Kristi Larsen and Shelby Rozeboom react after winning the event in a staterecord time of 1 minute, 33.51 seconds.

jaw just drops when I look at the

board, she said.
After just missing the 200 freestyle relay state record a year ago,
sophomores Maizie Seidl and Kristi Larsen and senior Shelby Rozeboom joined Nelson to broke the
six year state record of Madison
East and shock Arrowhead with a
time of 1:33.51.
It was more than a three-and-ahalf second PR for the Wildcats.
Arrowhead posted nearly a second best PR but still had to settle
for second well behind Verona in
It was absolutely amazing,

Sophomore Maizie Seidl swims to a 10th-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle

Turn to State/Page 12 Saturday with a season-best time of 1 minute, 54.32 seconds.

Sophomore Kristi Larson swam to

a 10th-place finish in the 100-yard
breaststroke Saturday. She posted a
season best time of 1 minute, 6.98

Girls golf

Reinecke signs up to be a Badger

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior Jessica Reinecke (red) signs her National Letter of Intent in the Verona
Area High School commons Wednesday, Nov. 12, to play womens golf at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reinecke, a two-time WIAA Division 1 state
champion, helped the Verona girls golf team win its first state and conference
titles this season.

Verona Area High School

senior Jessica Reinecke was all
smiles Wednesday, Nov. 12, as
family, friends and teammates
gathered in the high school commons.
This was the day that the twotime WIAA Division 1 state girls
golf champion signed her National Letter of Intent to continue to
play golf at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, which was a
dream she had ever since she was
growing up.
It feels really good to have it

Turn to Reinecke/Page 12

Career highlights
Big Eight Conference title,
conference Player of the Year,
WIAA Division 1 state qualifier,
third-team All-State

conference Player of the Year,

state champion (back-to-back),
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State: Nelson leads record-setting day for VA/MH

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Nameth continues
championship season
Senior Ryan Nameth continued to impress since a second-straight
runner-up finish at the WIAA Division 1 state cross country meet.
He finished fifth overall at the Heartland Nike Regional meet in
South Dakota with a blazing fast time of 15 minutes, 15 seconds.
The race qualified him to run in the Nike National meet (1 of only
40 runners in the country competing) in Portland, Ore. on Saturday,
Dec. 6.
Nameth is also competing in the Footlocker regional meet in
Kenosha to try and qualify for the Footlocker National event in San
Diego.The top 10 runners from this meet will qualify.

said Rozeboom, the lone

senior on the relay. We set
the goal to defend our title
and Im so proud.
Im really going to miss
that relay. Its one of my
greatest high school memories.
Nelson settled for silver
in a school record 1:44.63 as
a member of the 200 medley
relay with a lead leg 24.62
50 backstroke split. She,
sophomore Kristi Larsen,
senior Sammy Seymour and
Shelby Rozeboom finished
1.33 seconds behind Arrowhead.
Rozeboom anchored
the relay to the wall with a
lifetime best 23.15 split for
the 50 free nearly sevenhundred of a second ahead
of her individual fifth-place
finish in the 50 free (23.82).
Today was more than I
could ever ask for, Rozeboom said. It was the most
amazing state meet I could
have hoped for.
The Wildcats matched
last years fourth-place finish with 180 points 53
ahead of Madison Memorial. Middleton (sixth), Madison West (eighth) and Sun
Prairie (10th) helped the Big
Eight Conference place five
teams in the top 10.
Arrowhead didnt leave
any doubt rolling runnerup Cedarburg by more than
110 points to wins its 10th
team, 337-224. The Warhawks picked up wins from
junior Kelly Jacob in the 50
and 100 free, along with a


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Freshman Maggie Nunn finished 12th overall at the WIAA Division

1 state diving competition Saturday morning with a final score of

the meet, Nunn said. I settled down eventually, and I

think I did pretty well. I was
glad I made it all the way
through to finals.
Larsen moved up from
a non-scoring 17th seed to
add valuable points with her
10th-place finish in the 100
breaststroke with a personal-best 1:06.98.
Seidl, Henshue, Rozeboom and Larsen capped

the meet by taking 10th

place on the 400 free in a
season-best 3:36.68,
Junior Julia Ver Voort
added a 16th-place finish
16th in the 200 IM with her
time of 2:12.02. Seymour
posted a 19th-place finish
just off her 100 fly PR in
Whats not to be happy
with?, Wuerger said. All
the girls swam great.

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Jillian Bauer, now a junior at UW-Green Bay,
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Waukesha South/Mukwonago (222) finished two
points behind Cedarburg.
Both teams were tied entering the 400 free where the
Bulldogs finished second,
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Despite the first undefeated Big Eight Conference season in school history, during his first season
back as head coach of the
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I thought we were going to
be fourth in the conference.
We cant control how the
Milwaukee area schools do,
but to get fourth in the state,
I think we were all very
happy.Sophomore Maizie Seidl finished one spot
shy of the 100 free medal
podium in seventh with a
lifetime best 52.3. Seidl
(1:54.32) and freshman
Sophie Henshue (1:56.63)
turned in a 10th and 16thplace finish in the 200 free,
Seidl had personal best
times by a half-second-each
in both events.
Henshue later stopped the
500 free clock with a two
second season-best 5:10.43
good for 12th place.
Freshman Maggie Nunn
rose to as high as 11th for
VA/MH before finish ing 12 overall during Saturday mornings diving
competition with 412.65
points. The top three divers:
Neenah senior Hazel Hertting (576.45), Racine Case
senior Cassidy Bose (531.4)
and Franklin senior Katrina
Voge (519.55) all posted
state record scores to round
out the top three.
I was super nervous with
my toughest dives to start

official now, Reinecke said. I am just

really excited to go play and contribute to
the team.
Reinecke who helped Verona win its
first Big Eight Conference title and state
title this season is a four-time All-State
selection, including three times on the
first-team and once as Player of the Year.
She won state titles as a sophomore and
junior and finished fifth this season, and
she added an individual conference title as
a freshman and two conference runner-up
finishes as a junior and senior while being
named conference Player of the Year all
four years.
And she will get to stay close to home as
she attempts to add to her accolades at the
Division I level.
Just having my whole family and support system and all my friends here is
going to be really nice and having swing
coaches close by will be really nice,
Reinecke said. I also have family members at UW currently.
Reinecke will not be the only area golfer
on the Badgers. Madison Edgewoods Tess
Hackworthy, the WIAA Division 2 state
champion and All-State Player of the Year,
also signed a Letter of Intent to play there.

Already on the team is Stoughton graduate Becky Klongland, Edgerton graduate

Brooke Ferrell and Edgewood graduate
Lexi Greytak.
Reinecke and Hackworthy joins Thailand golfer Bunyaporn (Nat) Zeng, who
also signed a Letter of Intent Wednesday,
as incoming freshmen golfers.
We are extremely excited to have Jessica, Tess, and Nat joining our program,
Wisconsin head coach Todd Oehrlein said
in a press release. All three have really
impressed us with their maturity and their
excitement for the University of Wisconsin. They all have the potential to be very
good players for our program and are wonderful young women.
They are dedicated, hard-working and
we are thrilled that they chose Wisconsin.
As for Reinecke, she said she is excited
to be able to play golf with the girls she
grew up playing with.
I am really excited that we wont be
competing for once, Reinecke said. We
will all be working together, so it is going
to be really fun.
The Wisconsin Badgers schedule begins
in September and goes until early November before picking up again in February
for the spring season. The regular season
ends in April with the Big Ten Conference


November 20, 2014

The Verona Press


Birschbach achieves Eagle rank

Scout built storage
building for Good
Shepherd Lutheran
Ian Birschbach, of Boy
Scout Troop 349 in Verona,
was recognized during a
Common Council meeting
on Oct. 13. The junior at
Verona Area High School
achieved the designation of
Eagle Scout on Oct. 4.
In addition to earning
numerous merit badges,
Birschbach has served in
various troop leadership
positions, including serving
as the troop senior patrol
leader for the past two
Birschbach has also been
involved with community
events that support those
less fortunate in the community. His service project
was coordinating, designing and building a storage
building for Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church for the
purpose of storing clothing for their Clothes Closet
He personally spent

about 30 hours working

exclusively on the project,
including time to draw up
plans, order materials and
get building and land use
permits from the City of
Birschbach also coordinated the building efforts
of nearly two-dozen scouts
and a few adults to construct the shed, which sits
on an 8-foot-by-12-foot
free-floating concrete slab.
Freitag Builders Inc. helped
him design and build the
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in an act of
incredible generosity
provided 100 percent of
the funds necessary for the
project, he said. Corporations such as the Mt. Horeb
Do It Best Lumbar and Kittleson Concrete provided
the materials for construction and were extremely
accommodating in helping
me find all the materials I
The project was constructed over the course of
three different days in the
fall of 2012.

Photos submitted

Pictured above in front of the shed Ian Birschbach helped design and coordinate
for Good Shepherd Churchs Clothes Closet Ministry in 2012 are, back row, Logan
Connor, Noah McCarthy, Birschbach, Robbie Frietag, Bill Gehl and Dan Frietag. Front
row, Andrew Zenz, Johnny Yan, Patrick Ross and Daniel Santoski.
At right, scoutmaster Pete Janssen is pictured with Birschbach at his Eagle Court of


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November 20, 2014


Gun deer season opens Nov. 22

Those interested in discovering (or rediscovering) Wisconsins outdoors
are reminded of discounted prices for first-time
license buyers.
In its third year, the firsttime buyer license continues
to provide an opportunity
to explore Wisconsins outdoors at an affordable price.
Certain resident hunting, trapping, and fishing
licenses are available for
as little as $5 for those
who have never purchased
that same type of license
or those who have not
purchased a Wisconsin
license authorizing that
activity in any of the prior
10 years.
Certain non-resident
licenses are also discounted for first-time buyers.
Hunting and fishing
licenses can be purchased
through the Online Licensing Center on the DNR
website, at license sales
locations, or by calling
toll-free 1-877-WILICENSE (1-877-945-4236).

Hunting rule changes

In 2014 all deer hunters will still be required
to register harvested deer
in-person at a registration
Other registration methods will also be tested and
hunters will be randomly
selected to participate
using various automated
registration methods.
The protection of all
white and albino deer has
been restored statewide,
including CWD affected
A person may not possess someone elses
tagged deer while in the
field, even after it is registered, unless the tag holder

is present.
All deer must be registered by 5 p.m. the day
after kill, EXCEPT during
the November 9-day gun
deer season, hunters have
until 5 p.m. the day after
the season closes to register their deer.
The free statewide archery
antlerless deer tag will no
longer be issued with archer
hunting licenses.
Each deer hunting
license (archer, gun, crossbow) will be valid for one
buck statewide. Hunters
who purchase both archer
and crossbow licenses will
be issued only one buck
tag for the two licenses.
One free antlerless tag
will be issued with each
deer hunting license (2
with a patron license; not
weapon specific) for use
in any Farmland Zone unit
only, except these tags
will be valid statewide for
youth under 18 years of
age and Class A and C disabled permit holders.
Additional bonus antlerless tags may be purchased
statewide, if available.
Where available, all
bonus antlerless tags will
be unit and land type (public or private) specific.
The number of public and
private land tags available
will be based on harvest
objectives within each
Bonus antlerless tags
may be purchased for $12/
tag (residents) or $20/tag
(non-residents) and will be
sold first-come, first-serve
until all are sold.
Bonus buck opportunities will be offered in the
Southern Farmland Zone
units only.
Each unfilled bonus
buck authorization sticker

earned during the 2013

deer season can still be
used during the 2014 deer
Only one bonus buck
authorization sticker earned
during the 2014 deer seasons may be used during
the 2014 deer seasons.
Bonus buck authorization stickers earned in
2014 may not be valid in
Starting in 2015 all
hunters will choose from a
variety of methods to register deer that may include
telephone, internet and inperson registration.
Automated registration
allows for instantaneous
data collection, is convenient for hunters and can
result in significant cost
savings for hunters and the
Some deer registration
stations are expected to be
maintained throughout the
state to collect age and sex
data, and CWD samples.

PAL Atlas available

Photos by Samantha Christian

Holiday arts and crafts

Badger Ridge Middle School hosted the 19th annual Verona Area Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale on
Saturday, Nov. 8.
Above from left, Connie Skaife, of Montfort, and Pat Ennis, of Belleville, look at holiday crafts made by
Janet Uthe, of Middleton, not shown.
Below from left, Kelsie Erstad, 10, and Mykenzie Erstad, 14, look through burlap word signs with their
mother Bridget Erstad, of Verona, at The Lofty Sparrow vendor stand created by Elizabeth Dalhoff, of
Verona, not shown.

A new Wisconsin
Department of Natural
Resources Public Access
Lands (PAL) Atlas is now
available free online and
as a book you can purchase.
The PAL Atlas highlights the significant
increase in public access to
Wisconsin lands made possible through the KnowlesNelson Stewardship Program, as well as other
lands open to the public for
outdoor recreation.
The PAL Atlas contains
441 maps, two indexes,
a glossary and extensive
contact information to
help you connect with
land managers to learn
more about the properties.

T hanksgiving
D eaDlines

At left, Jackie
Scheiwe, of
Verona, browses
items at the
Willow Street
Crafts vendor
stand, owned
by Chuck and
Kim Carter, of
Reedsburg, not

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Joint Application of American

Transmission Company LLC and Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin,
as Electric Public Utilities, for Authority
to Construct and Operate a New BadgerCoulee 345 kV Transmission Line from
the La Crosse Area, in La Crosse County, to the Greater Madison Area in Dane
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Service Commission of Wisconsin will
hold a public hearing in this proceeding. There will be two separate hearing
sessions, one for parties admitted to the
proceeding and one for members of the
On Monday, December 8, 2014, at
3:00 p.m., the Commission shall receive
comments from the public in the Waunakee Village Community Center, Waunakee, Wisconsin. On Tuesday, December 9,
2014, at 3:00 p.m., the Commission shall
receive comments from the public in
the Town of Holland Town Hall, Holmen,
Wisconsin. On Wednesday, December
10, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., the Commission
shall receive comments from the public
in the Cashton Community Hall, Cashton, Wisconsin. On Thursday, December
11, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., the Commission
shall receive comments from the public in the Three Bears Lodge, Warrens,
Wisconsin. On Monday, December 15,
2014, at 3:00 p.m., the Commission shall
receive comments from the public in
the Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells,


Board of Education
Meeting Minutes
October 6, 2014

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, October 6, 2014

in the District Administration Building.
Board President Dennis Beres called
the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m. Clerk

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ensure that the land the district wishes
to purchase can be purchased without
Update on negotiations with Verona Educational Support Personnel
Association (VESPA) - It is believed that
there will be a tentative agreement to the
Board at the next meeting.
Consider action on Public Information Officer approval Motion (Behnke)
second (Gauthier) to approve the Public
Information Officer contract for Kelly
Kloepping. Motion carried (7-0).
Dean briefly shared with the Board
background information on Kelly.
Denny reviewed the future meeting
dates. Denny noted that the Board will
have their Board retreat on October 20th
at 6:30 p.m. as discussed earlier this
Building, Grounds and Transportation Renee reported that the committee has not met.
Finance Committee John reported
that the committee has not met.
Personnel Committee Ken reported that the committee has not met.
IDAC Committee Denny reported
that the IDAC committee met this morning at 8:00 a.m. Denny, Chris and Dean
reported out on the state of the school
district. Bill Burns and Adam Sayre attended and gave an update for the City
of Verona. Reconstruction of highway
M is now looking at a start date of 2016
with a 2-year project life. Liberty Park
on Highway M and PB is moving along;
there is a new building going up that will
be flexible business space and they are
continuing to work on the details for the
new hotel which has not broken ground
yet but should be moving forward in
2015. EPICs deep space building has
come onto the City of Veronas tax roll
this year. They are continuing to finish
up campus 4 (Harry Potter), the food service building and parking structure are
all under construction; they have plans
to kick off campus 5 as soon. Access to
EPIC campus from Nine Mound road is
still being worked on and looks like work
will be completed in 2015, which means
the TIF will not be able to close until that
is work is completed. The housing starts
so far this year is 60 single-family, 2 duplexes and 76 multi-family units; expected to be another 20 units yet this year for
a total of 80 (estimated), about the same
as last year. There a few apartment projects in the works 100 units in Prairie
Oaks and 45 units out in Scenic Ridge.
Tony Roach attended and gave an
update for the City of Fitchburg. Tony
provided an update on the Orchard
Point TIF, which will be a while before
that TIF will be closed out. The North
Stoner Prairie neighborhood is going to
the CARPC (Capital Area Regional Planning Commission) process. There will
be a public hearing on Thursday, October 9th at City Hall. The City of Fitchburg
also reactivated their railroad lines that
bring aggregate to the concrete plant on
the east side of Fitchburg. The Hammersley Stone development on the corner
of Lacy and Fitchrona Rd have started
building roads; however there were a
few issues that developed which has
caused a hold for redesigning drainage
and roads. The city is looking into and
focused on building multi-family homes
there. They also thanked Dean for his
participation in the presentation last
month and appreciate the great job he
did. There will also be a road extension
delay near the Wingra Stone Quarry on
the opposite side of Target.
Karl Curtis attended and gave an
update for the Chamber of Commerce.
There is lots of excitement in Verona
around business prospects. The chambers membership is at a record level,
which is great. There are a number of
events this month including a seminar
at the library on October 15th about the
Creative Economy in relation to the arts,
technology and creativity. On October
16th Bill Burns will give the Economic
Forecast for the area with particular
focus on the downtown area. October
23rd will be the Wine and Dine benefit
for the food pantry at the Holiday Inn Express. The cost is $25 and will feature

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Board of Education
Special Meeting Minutes
October 20, 2014

The Verona Area Board of Education met on Monday, October 20, 2014
in the District Administration Building.
Board President Dennis Beres called
the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. Clerk
Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was
properly noticed.
Present: John McCulley, Renee
Zook, Dennis Beres, Ken Behnke, Derrell Connor, Joanne Gauthier and Amy
Discussion of:
A. Guiding principles related to attendance boundaries
B. Feasibility of grade reconfiguration
C. Feasibility of maintaining a
downtown location for elementary
D. Feasibility of a charter school
E. Discussion of 2014 2015 budget and mill rate projections
ADJOURN to closed session Motion (Gauthier) second (Almond) under
Section 19.85(1)(c) and (e) for:
A. Deliberating and strategizing
regarding the negotiation for possible
purchase of a school site, where competitive and bargaining reasons require
closed session.
Roll call to vote: Behnke-Yes;
Beres-Yes; Zook-Yes; McCulley-Yes;
Gauthier Yes; Connor-Yes; Almond Yes Motion carried (7-0).
ADJOURN from closed session
Motion (Almond) second (Gauthier) to
adjourn at 8:55 p.m. Motion carried (70.).
Published: November 20, 2014

April 7, 2015


election will be held for school board
members in the Verona Area School District on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Persons
will be elected to fill the offices listed
below. The incumbents, as well as the
length of term for each office, are also
indicated. All elected members will take
an Oath of Office on or prior to Monday,
April 27, 2015.
Office, Incumbent
At-Large (3-year term), Renee Zook
At-Large (3-year term), John McCulley
Portion 1, Outside Cities of Verona & Fitchburg (3-year term), Joanne
any qualified elector of the Verona Area
School District desiring to be a candidate for a position on the School Board
must file a Campaign Registration Statement, a Declaration of Candidacy, and
Nomination Papers containing between
100 and 200 signatures. Nomination
Papers may not be circulated until December 1, 2014. Electors may obtain
forms from the District Administration
Building, 700 N. Main Street, Verona,
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday
through Friday. Or, forms may be downloaded at http://gab.wi.gov/. In order to
appear on the ballot, candidates must
file completed forms in the District Administration Building or with Kenneth
Behnke, Clerk, no later than 5:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, January 6, 2015. A description
of the school district boundaries can be

obtained from the school district office.

a primary election is necessary, it will be
held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Dated this 13th day of November
Kenneth L. Behnke, District Clerk
Published: November 20, 2014

April 7, 2015


an election is to be held in the City of
Verona on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The
following offices are to be elected to
succeed the present incumbents listed.
The term for alderperson begins on
Tuesday, April 14, 2015. All terms are for
two years.
Office, Incumbent
Alderperson, District 1, Elizabeth
Alderperson, District 2, Dale Yurs
Alderperson, District 3, Luke Diaz
Alderperson, District 4, Heather
Information concerning aldermanic
district boundaries may be obtained on
the City Website www.ci.verona.wi.us or
at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, Verona,
WI 53593.
the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2014 and the due
date for filing nomination papers with
the Municipal Clerk is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
a primary is necessary, the primary will
be held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Done in the City of Verona, on this
17th day of November, 2014
Kami Scofield
City Clerk
Published: November 20, 2014

Ronald L. Bowers

Case No. 14PR796

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
December 20, 1934 and date of death
October 26, 2014, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 412 S. Franklin Street,
Verona, WI 53593.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is February 20, 2015.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
November 13, 2014
Atty. Marilyn A. Dreger
200 W. Verona Avenue
Verona, WI 53593
Bar Number: 1001608
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samples and wine. In November, there

will be a Lunch and Learn at the Holiday
Inn Express, which will feature an expert
from the FBI who will discuss electronic
Dean added that on the first Monday in December the school district has
to have a presence at the Planning Commission meeting to discuss the west
end properties. Not sure who will represent the district as of yet.
ADJOURN 8:40 p.m.
Published: November 20, 2014




The City of Verona Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on

Monday December 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
at City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street, for the
following planning and zoning matters:
1) Conditional use permit for a
proposed Indoor Commercial Entertainment land use with drive-up window
service, known as MT Treads Bar and
Grill, to be located at 407 West Verona
2) Subdivision Regulations text
amendment to create Section 14-1-8 relating to the number of parcels that can
be created by a certified survey map.
Specifically, the proposed Ordinance
amendment will allow the City to approve certified survey maps creating
more than 4-parcels for lands zoned
commercial, industrial, or mixed-use.
3) Zoning Map Amendment to rezone future parcels located within the
West End development and lands on the
Erbach property located on West Verona
Avenue. The land within the West End is
currently zoned planned development
and portions will be rezoned to Public
Institutional. The lands on the Erbach
property are currently zoned Rural Agriculture and will be rezoned to Public
Institutional and Urban Commercial.
Interested persons may comment
on these planning and zoning matters
during the public hearing at the December 1st Plan Commission meeting. The
Plan Commission will make recommendations on this matter, which will then
be reviewed by the Common Council for
a final decision on Monday, December
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 Scofield,
City Clerk
Published: November 13 and 20, 2014

Ken Behnke confirmed the meeting was

properly noticed.
Present: John McCulley, Renee
Zook, Dennis Beres, Ken Behnke, Derrell Connor, Joanne Gauthier and Amy
Student Council report The student council will report at a future meeting.
Audience Portion There was no
one present to address the Board.
Announcements Dean announced
that next week, October 13-17th is National School Lunch week and would
like to thank the food service staff for
their hard work and dedication.
Dean also welcomed Boy Scout
Troop 349 to tonights Board meeting.
They are in attendance as a project to
witness a government body conducting
a public meeting.
Denny announced that he received
notice of a qualified nominee for election to region 12 of WASB which will
take place at the regional meeting on
Tuesday, October 28th
Consider approval of minutes Motion (Almond) second (McCulley) to approve the minutes from the September
22, 2014 Annual Board Meeting. Motion
carried (5-0). Zook and Gauthier abstained.
Consider action on proposed
changes to Board Policy 860 School
Visitor (Policy and Rules) Jason Olson attended to review with the Board
the proposed changes to Board Policy
860. There have been no changes since
the first reading at the last Board meeting. The proposed changes will help the
district balance between access to the
public and student safety at our sites.
Motion (Almond) second (Zook) to
approve the proposed changes to Board
Policy 860 School Visitor (Policy and
Rules) as presented. Motion carried (70).
Review of 3rd Friday count Dean
shared with the Board a handout on the
districts unofficial 3rd Friday numbers,
the official count is due Wednesday. As
of September 19th, the total number of
students enrolled in the district is 5,416.
That number includes resident, tuition
waiver and open enrollment students.
That number is down 24 students from
last year at this time. The number of resident students as of September 19th is
5,288 students, a decrease of 3 students
from last year at this time. The district
anticipated an increase of 120 resident
students this year, which corresponds
to about a $480,000 revenue differential
that the district will not be realizing. A
small percentage of that revenue cap
authority will be made up because the
district is anticipating a greater net open
enrollment in.
Enrollment numbers are down
considerably then what were projected
at Country View and Sugar Creek Elementary from the previous year. Both
schools draw from areas that tend to
have a lot of mobility.
Update in Calendar Committee
Dean reported that the Calendar Committee met last Monday, September 29th
at 6 p.m. The charge of this committee
is to develop a calendar for the 20152016 school year that facilitates parents
participating in the development in Personalized Learning Plans. The committee will meet again on October 27th at
5:30 p.m.
Report out on Board / Admin retreat
There was a Board / Admin retreat tonight at 6:00 p.m. The topic of conversation was Personalized Learning. Each
individual site gave an update of where
they are at as well as shared successes
and challenges that they are having.
Update on date / time for Board retreat The Board will have a retreat on
October 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Update on offers to purchase land
Dean reported that the district has executed all the documents for the three
parcels of land. Chris Murphy is in the
process of cutting the checks for all of
those options. Two of the options had
$30,000 option fees (Erbach and Vanta
properties) and the Herfel property had
a $20,000 option fee. The district has engaged JSD (Jenkins Survey & Design) to
conduct the due diligence on the certified survey map on the boundary lines

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Case No. 14PR782

1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
November 18, 1956 and date of death
October 29, 2014, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 201 East Harriet Street,
Verona, WI 53593.
3. All interested persons waived
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is February 13, 2015.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000.
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
November 6, 2014
Atty. Marilyn A. Dreger
200 W. Verona Avenue
Verona, WI 53593
Bar Number: 1001608
Published: November 13, 20 and 27, 2014

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at
9:30 a.m., the Commission shall receive
evidence from the parties previously admitted to the proceeding and Commission staff in the Amnicon Falls Hearing
Room, at the Public Service Commission Building, 610 North Whitney Way,
Madison, Wisconsin. The presiding Administrative Law Judge may allot additional time to receive evidence and comments, if necessary.
This is a Class 1 proceeding as defined in Wis. Stat. 227.01(3)(a).
The Commission intends to webcast any hearing sessions held in the
Amnicon Falls Hearing Room live on the
Commissions web site at http://psc.
wi.gov under the PSC Live Broadcast
DOCUMENTS. All documents in this
docket are filed on the Commissions
Electronic Regulatory Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go
to the Commissions web site at http://
psc.wi.gov, (2) enter 5-CE-142 in the
box labeled Link Directly to a Case,
and (3) select GO.
post the final EIS for this project to the
ERF system on November 4, 2014. Also,
a bound copy of the final EIS may be obtained by contacting the Commissions
docket coordinator listed below. The
final EIS will be one subject of the hearing.
may testify in this proceeding without
becoming a party and without attorney
representation. A person may submit
this testimony in only one of the following ways:
Web Comment. Go to the
Commissions web site at http://psc.
wi.gov, click on the Public Comments
button on the side menu bar. On the next
page select the File a comment link
that appears for docket number 5-CE142. Web comments shall be received
no later than Monday, January 5, 2015.
Oral Comment. Spoken testimony
at the public session.
Written Comment. Instead of
speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public session.
Mail Comment. All comments
submitted by U.S. mail shall be received
no later than Monday, January 5, 2015. A
mail comment shall include the phrase
Docket 5 CE-142 Comments in the
heading, and shall be addressed to:
Docket 5-CE-142 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707-7854
The Commission will not accept
comments submitted via e-mail or facsimile (fax).
A person shall limit a public comment to non-technical personal knowledge or personal opinion. A person may
include references to other materials in
a comment, but may not include as part
of a comment, any document not written or substantially modified by that
person. The Commission shall only accept documents that a person offers to
supplement a comment for the purpose
of showing the basis of an opinion, not
for proof of the matter asserted. Parties
may object to the receipt of a public
Any material submitted to the Commission is a public record and may appear on the Commission web site. Only
one comment may be submitted per
person during a comment period. The
Commission may reject a comment that
does not comply with the requirements
described in this notice.
ACT. The Commission does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the provision of programs, services, or employment. Any person with a disability who
needs accommodations to participate in
this docket or who needs to obtain this
document in a different format should
contact the docket coordinator listed
below. Any hearing location is accessible to people in wheelchairs. The Public
Service Commission Building is accessible to people in wheelchairs through
the Whitney Way first floor (lobby) entrance. Parking for people with disabilities is available on the south side of the
CONTACT. Please direct questions
about this docket or requests for additional accommodations for the disabled
to the Commissions docket coordinator, Jim Lepinski, at (608) 266-0478 or
Michael E. Newmark
Administrative Law Judge
Published: November 20, 2014


Ronald P. Fish


November 20, 2014

The Verona Press


RSVP honors Harrington for

longtime community service

Girl Scout leaders

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland has announced the 2014-15 Youth Leadership Council (YLC).
Verona native Claire Evensen was selected as one of the 14 Girl Scouts from grades 9-12 who will represent thousands of other Girl Scouts from around Badgerland Council and meet bi-monthly with the
Badgerland CEO. The YLC helps develop ideas for new council programming and provides perspective
about issues important to girls.
Pictured above from left are Danielle Johnson, Lily Perkel, Jenna Tilton, Colleen McGuire, Leah Sinclair,
Hallie Kircher-Henning, Ashlyn Erpenbach, Lena Figlear, Cordelia Regenold, Monica Wherry, Caroline
Locke, Claire Evensen, Laura Brandt and Marci Henderson, Badgerland Girl Scouts CEO. Not pictured is
Gabriella Johansson.

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Photo by Samantha Christian

Hometown Helpers, a sewing group through RSVP, meets at the

Verona Area Senior Center the first Tuesday of the month from
9:30-11 a.m. Pictured above at the October meeting is Jeanice
Harrington, who has been a volunteer with RSVP for 20 years.

the community through

several RSVP programs.
Harrington went on to
join the knitters group
(Hometown Helpers) at
the Verona Senior Center,


Photo submitted

a u t u m n
winds blow
the last
leaves from
the trees
and bushy
scamper about hiding nuts
for the winter. Inside her
sunny home in Verona,
Jeanice Harrington is busy
knitting scarves, hats and
mittens for people who
need some extra warmth
this winter.
Harrington was recently
honored for her 20 years
of dedicated service as a
volunteer for Retired and
Senior Volunteer Program
(RSVP) at the 42nd annual volunteer appreciation
event at Madison Turner
Hall on Oct. 23. She was
one of 21 Dane County
community members recognized this year who have
either volunteered for 20
years with RSVP (Length
of Service Award) or volunteered more than 4,000
hours (Presidents Lifetime
Achievement Award).
Many years ago, a group
of women at Harringtons
church asked if she would
teach young Hmong
girls how to knit booties,
scarves and mittens. Thus
began her many years of
dedicated volunteer service to her church and to

where she enjoyed the

conversations as the group
knitted mittens, hats,
scarves and baby blankets.
She also volunteered in
her church, coordinating
funeral lunches, assembling the church newsletter and providing Sunday
morning hospitality.
And that's not all. Over
the years, Harrington has
delivered hundreds of
meals and has given many
people rides to appointments as a driver escort
two roles she truly
You meet the nicest
people who are so grateful, she said. Every mile
driven, every meal delivered and every escort to
the car or a waiting door is
so worthwhile.
Before she retired, Harrington worked as an
administrative assistant for
the Department of Natural
She has traveled to
many places in the world,
including Great Britain,
Wales, Scotland, Italy,
Israel, Ireland and France.
Harrington and her sister
once took the Queen Mary
2 to Europe. She laughs as
she tells the story of how
they should have taken
the ocean liner on the way
home when they were
exhausted, versus on the
way to Europe when they
were full of energy.
Though she continues
to be a group projects volunteer, Harrington is not
able to do as much as she
used to, but she is always
encouraging others to volunteer.
"Its very fulfilling, and
volunteering makes you
feel good as well as those
you lend a helping hand
to, she said.
- Submitted by Gail Brown

November 20, 2014 - The Verona Press - 17

Show off your kids in

Coming Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This section is full of area children and
grandchildren ages 0 months-7 years.
It is sure to be a treasured keepsake!

Nicoalueghter of

old d
3 year ry & Bob
wn, WI

All photos will be entered in to a drawing to win

great prizes from the Great Dane Shopping News
and area businesses.
Photos are categorized by age group and winners
are selected randomly from each age category.

To enter, send the form below and a current photo or

upload your photo by Friday, January 2, 2015.
Please print clearly. One entry per child. One form per child. Mail to:

Cutest Kids Contest

133 Enterprise Dr., PO Box 930427, Verona, WI 53593

Or go online to enter on any of our web sites:

Childs Name __________________________________________________________________________
Age (please indicate months or years)___________________________

Please check one:

Male Female

Parents Names _________________________________________________________________________

Phone (for contact purposes only)________________________City ______________________________________
Photo taken by (if a professional photo) ______________________________________________________
0-11 months 12-23 months

2-3 years

4-5 years

6-7 years

Pictures should be full color and wallet size or larger. For optimal printing quality, please be sure the head in the photo is no smaller than the size of a nickle.
If submitting your photo(s) electronically, please be sure the photo resolution is at least 150 DPI.
Photos must be received by Friday, January 2, 2015 to be included. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your photo returned.


Please check age category:


November 20, 2014


The Verona Press


Robert R. Gust

Robert R. Gust, age 81

of Verona, WI passed away
on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from
myelodysplastic syndrome
at Agrace HospiceCare
with his loving wife and
children by his side. He
was born on May 20, 1933,
at the Gust Homestead to
Ralph and Ethel (Brown)
Gust in the Town of Verona.
Robert married Shirley A. Marty on February
20, 1957 at Salem United
Church of Christ in Verona. He farmed all of his life
and was very proud of it.
He was a life-long
member of Salem United
Church of Christ in Verona.
Survivors include his
wife of 57 years, Shirley; their children, Tom
(Kari) Gust of Verona,

Robert R. Gust

Tony (Marilyn) Gust of

Blue Mounds, Sharon
Gust of Mt. Horeb and
Karyn (Neal) Gust-Brey of
Waukesha; nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Judith
Hansen of Verona and Verlis Luchsinger of Verona;

John B. Davis, M.D.

and other relatives and
He was preceded in
death by his parents;
brothers, Clifford, and
Alan (at birth); and brothers-in-law, John Hansen
and Roland Luchsinger.
Funeral Services were
held Monday, Nov. 17,
at Salem United Church
of Christ in Verona with
Rev. Dr. Mark Yurs officiating.
The family would like
to thank Drs. Kim Kinsley, MD, Roy Kim, MD,
and nurses Dana and Kristy
from the Madison Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Center and Agrace HospiceCare.
Online condolences can
be made at camachofuneral

John B. Davis, M.D., age

92, son of Reverend D.W.
and Mrs. Davis, passed
away on Friday, Nov. 7.
John graduated from
Livingston High School in
1940. In 1941, he enlisted
in the U.S. Marine Corps
and participated in the battles of Guadalcanal, Bougainville and Guam. After
Guam, he was commissioned an officer.
In 1951, John married
Carol Parks of Waubeka.
She passed away in 2000.
John attended UW Medical School in Madison and
served briefly in Family
Practice in Markesan.
He became a diplomat in
the College of Radiology in
1963 and practiced radiology at Dean Clinic for 18
years, retiring in 1985.
His hobbies in retirement

Ellestad Camacho
500 N. 8th Street Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
143 Notices

355 Recreational Vehicles

members,veterans and their families in
their time of need. For more information
visit the Fisher House website at www.
fisherhouse.org (wcan)

ATV & Utility Sport Vehicles all ready
to Blowout. Honda ATV sale starting @
$2999 CF Moto Sport Utilities @ $5000
+ FSD all helmets, gloves & accessories
on blowout pricing. American Marine &
americannmarina.com (wcan)

WCAN (Wisconsin Community Ad Network) and/or the member publications

review ads to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous
people are ready to take your money!
TO BE TRUE! For more information, or to
file a complaint regarding an ad, please
contact The Department of Trade, Agriculture & Consumer Protection 1-800422-7128 (wcan)

163 Training Schools

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340 Autos
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Heritage for the Blind. Free 3-Day
Vacation. Tax Deductible.
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of! 800-856-5491 (wcan)
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

360 Trailers
Boat ATV Sled or Pontoons.
2 or 4 Place. Open or Enclosed.
American Marine, Shawano
www.americanmarina.com (wcan)

390 Auto: Wanted To Buy

WANTED: Autos, heavy trucks,
equipment and scrap iron.
Steve's Recycling. Monroe, WI.

402 Help Wanted, General

Home Weekly w/Dedicated
$5k bonus for Owner Operators
$3k for Lease Option
Don't Wait!
Call: 855-247-1760
THEY SAY people dont read those little
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Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


604 Sheila Drive

Ask me about your Hometown Discount when you list your property with us.


We need listings!
Call Dave for all your Real Estate needs!

Dave Nelson
(608) 848-4008 or
(608) 235-0806

Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care

5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420


Part-time office help.
Apply in person.
999 Hwy A, Edgerton, across the
street from Coachmans.
seeking CNA's for our 60 bed skilled
facility and RN's part time on PM and
NOC. Dietary Aides are needed part
time on PM shift.
Also RA's for our CBRF
These positions would include every
other weekend and holidays with shift
differential on PM, NOC and weekend
We offer excellent benefits with full
time hours including health, dental,
paid time off, Flex Spending Plan
and 401k.
If you share our commitment to a
positive attitude and respect for
residents and colleagues, please
consider joining us.
Applications available at:
www.fourwindsmanor.com or
at 303 S. Jefferson St, Verona, WI
facility in Verona. General cleaner.
6pm-8:30pm, M-F, $9.00/hr
Background checks required.
Apply online at ecwisconsin.com/
or call 608-630-9639
OREGON MANOR, a 45 bed skilled
nursing facility just 8 miles from
Madison has an opening for a full time
cook. This position includes benefits
and every other weekend/holiday.
Experience is
preferred. EOE
OREGON MANOR, a small town
nursing facility, is looking for:
Certified Nursing Assistants
to join our growing team.
We are looking for a motivated,
caring, team player to assist us in
caring for our residents.
Please stop by 354 N. Main St
in Oregon to fill out an application,
apply online at
or call Deb at 608-835-3535

1 owner, 4 unit, excellent

condition. 4 large, 2 bdrm. apts.
approx. 1000 sq. ft., garages,
elec. heat. Smoke free/pet free
building. Laundry, long term
tenants. $299,900

John was a member of

Wisconsin Council of the
Blind, Blind American Veterans and the VFW.
He is survived by his sister, Patricia Cockings of
Madison; three sons, Christopher (Janet Duhr) and
their daughter Maribeth of
Waunakee, Peter (Viola
Davis) and their children
Justin, Andrew, Brook
and Tessa of Oregon, and
Thomas and his children
John B. Davis, M.D.
John Paul and Carol Jean
of Madison; and four greatgrandchildren.
were MethGraveside services will
be held at a later date at
odist MisEast Side Cemetery in Dodsionaries,
going on 15
mission trips; wood workOnline condolences can
ing; underwater photogra- be made at gundersonfh.
phy and antique show cars com.
where he won two Grand
National Awards.


Must be atleast 23 yrs old with a clean
driving record.
Call 608-873-7233


Hiring personnel for residential
cleaning position.
Days only. Become a part
of our growing team!
Call 608-835-0339
County is looking for experienced,
confident care providers. We support a
wide variety of children and adults with
developmental disabilities throughout
Dane County. Part-time positions
available immediately! For more
information, or to request an application,
please visit our website at www.
ucpdane.org or contact Shannon at:
ucpdane.org or 608-273-3318 AA/EOE
Mid-West Regional Drivers!
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Performance Bonuses
Profit Sharing Paid Life Insurance & Full
Benefit Package Available.
Questions? Call Sean @
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ValleyExpress.net (wcan)
Apply at Koffee Kup,
355 E Main St, Stoughton
Assisted Living in Verona
is hiring part and full-time
caregivers and CNAs.
Please submit resume to:
or drop off application. www.

452 General
Mon-Fri 4 hours/night. Visit our website:
www.capitalcityclean.com or call our
office: 831-8850

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453 Volunteer Wanted

is seeking volunteers to bake birthday
cakes for individuals living in a Madison
shelter community. No special baking
or pastry skills are required. Each cake
will need to be delivered to the shelter
so reliable transportation is necessary.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has
an opportunity for a detail-oriented person who can commit several hours a
week for a few months updating document footers for our legal department,
and providing links to materials that are
cross-referenced on our website. Experience with Microsoft Office document
formatting is helpful. Jingle Bell Run/
Walk for Arthritis on December 7 is
a fun and festive way to kick off your
holiday by helping others. Opportunities
include: set-up, day-of-registration, water
stops, and kidzone help. Some positions
may require some heavy lifting. Call the
Volunteer Center at 608-246-4380 or
visit www.volunteeryourtime.org for more
information or to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

504 Appliance Services

Stoves Fridges Washers/Dryers
Kirch Appliance 608-246-4246

508 Child Care & Nurseries

1 opening- ages 2 and up. Great
neighborhood, curriculum and
excellent references. 608-719-9616

548 Home Improvement

Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
Basement Systems Inc.
Call us for all your basement needs!
Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural
repairs? Humidity and mold control?
Free Estimates! Call 800-991-1602
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
35 + Years Professional
Arthur Hallinan

Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.

554 Landscaping, Lawn,

Tree & Garden Work
Property Maintenance
Snow Removal

560 Professional Services

Problems? Viruses, Spyware, Email,
Printer Issues, Bad Internet Connections
- FIX IT NOW! Professional, US based
technicians. $25 off service. Call for
immediate help. 800-611-2173 (wcan)

572 Snow Removal

Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning
5yrs experience. 608-220-4025
Residential & Commercial.
20+yrs exp. Fully insured.

576 Special Services

Missing Persons, Fraud, Background
Checks, more.
Joy Hammer Detective Agency 608712-6286

586 TV, VCR &

Electronics Repair
DISH TV RETAILER. Starting at $19.99/
mo for 12 mos. High speed internet
starting at $14.95/month (where
available) Save! Ask about same day
installation! Call now 800-374-3940 (wcan)
REDUCE YOUR Cable bill! Get a wholehome Satellite system installed at no cost
and programming starting at $19.99/mo.
Free HD/DVR upgrade to new callers. So
call now! 800-492-0375 (wcan)

601 Household
sizes in stock. 9 styles.
2133 Eastern Ave, Plymouth WI
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Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.
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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


Showand Sale-Open House Friday,
Nov. 21st and
Saturday Nov. 22nd
from 9am-3:30pm daily.
New location! 603 Meadow Trace
Deerfield. 608-764-1706
Ask for Dorie

705 Rentals
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $725 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575


"Wisconsin's Largest"
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths. Customer
Appreciation Week
20% discount on all items $10 and
over Dec 2-8
Third floor furniture, locked cases.
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925

OREGON 1BR upper w/offstreet

parking. Utilities included, shoveling/
mowing required. No pets.
Available mid December.
$550 plus security deposit.
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4036

642 Crafts & Hobbies

STOUGHTON 232 N Page St.

Lower. No pets, no smoking. Available
now. $700+ utilities.


Craft & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 22, 9-3
Albion Town Hall
620 Albion Rd, Edgerton

720 Apartments


Vendor & Craft Show. Saturday 11/22,
Tri County Community Center
112 Swift St. Edgerton, WI
1918 Skyline, Saturday, Nov. 22, 9-4.
Come in from the cold and enjoy warm
apple cider while picking out your holiday
gifts. Local artists have been working on
amazing, unique,
one-of-a-kind pieces for you.
Re-purposed sweater gloves, dog coats,
quality jewelry, unique earring hangers,
barn board hanging racks, winter
trees, para cord items and much more.
Looking forward to seeing new and
returning customers!
Gift Market
November 22, 10am to 2pm
Candlewood Suites,
5421 Caddis Bend
Fitchburg, WI 53711

OREGON-2 BDRM, 1 bath. Available

for summer/fall. Great central location.
On-site or in-unit laundry, patio, dishwasher and A/C. $720-$730/month. Call
255-7100 or www.stevebrownapts.com/
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $695 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

740 Houses For Rent

FITCHBURG 3BR on large lot.
Pets welcome. Attached 2-car garage.
All appliances. Rent $1350. plus some
utilities. 608-873-3636 or

DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For

Sale. Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or
Pete 608-712-3223
FOR SALE Oak firewood, seasoned and
split. Delivered. 608-843-5961
Volume discount. Will deliver. 608609-1181

648 Food & Drink

ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered
to the door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74%
PLUS 4 free burgers.
The Family Value Combo.
Only $39.99. Order today.
800-931-1898 Use code 49377PXR
www.OmahaSteaks.com/father72 (wcan)

666 Medical & Health Supplies

The affordable solution to your
stairs. Limited time $250 off your
stairlift purchase. Buy direct and
save. Please call 800-598-6714 for
free DVD and brochure. (wcan)
medical alarm and 24/7 monitoring. For
a limited time, get free equipment, no
activation fees,
no commitment, 2nd waterproof alert
button for free and more.
Only $29.95 per month.
SAFE STEP Walk-in tub Alert for
Seniors. Bathrooms falls can be fatal.
Approved by Arthritis Foundation.
Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4 inch stepin. Wide door. Anti-slip floors. American
made. Installation included. Call 800940-3411 for $750 off. (wcan)

688 Sporting Goods

& Recreational
WE BUY Boats/RV/Pontoons/ATV's &
Motorcycles! "Cash Paid" now. American Marine & Motorsports Super Center,
Shawano 866-955-2628 www.americanmarina.com (wcan)

696 Wanted To Buy

TOP PRICES Any Scrap Metal
Cars/Batteries/Farm Equipment
Free appliance pick up
Property clean out. Honest
Fully insured. U call/We haul.

10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-206-2347
10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

801 Office Space For Rent

In Oregon facing 15th hole
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
Autumn Woods Prof. Centre
Marty 608-835-3628

830 Resort Property For Sale

250' frontage, 3BR 1BA
New roof. Septic. Electric heat.
20 minutes from the Dells
$240,000 608-208-2234

840 Condos &

Townhouses For Sale

Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904
Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or
Need a place to store them?
25 X 60 spaces
Climate Controlled Space LLC
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

945 Farm: Land For Sale

760 Mobile Homes

High efficiency appliances, A/C, new
steel front door/storm. $10,000
By owner. 608-835-8552


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November 20, 2014

The Verona Press


Charter: Renewal would last through 2019-20

Continued from page 1

Photos by Scott Girard

A Cellular celebration
Representatives from Veronas U.S. Cellular office visited classrooms Nov. 7 that had received grants from the companys Calling
All Teachers initiative. Verona schools, including six kindergarten
classrooms at Glacier Edge Elementary School, received more than
$15,000 from the initiative for books, technology and other classroom equipment. Above, kindergartener Jenna Heil reads My Big
Bear for the U.S. Cellular representatives. The book was among a
set purchased by Ms. Quinns classroom with the grant. Below, Will
Stremlow wears his Magformer helmet. The magnetic pieces that
can be put together into different shapes were purchased with the

STEM curriculum goals,

to the school board Monday
night, and it got a mostly
warm welcome.
I kind of had a feeling
that (last time) was, Oh,
lets just do this, said
board president Dennis
Beres. It was a process that
was difficult.
This is (a) much sharper focus and very exciting
things that youre talking about here. Im really
Beres and the rest of the
board will hear a second
reading of the charter renewal, which would last through
the 2019-20 school year, at
its Dec. 1 meeting and have
the opportunity to vote then.
The schools proposed
STEM curriculum would
follow a national movement. An increasing number
of jobs are being left open
in those growing fields,
as many students end up
unprepared or uninterested
once they leave high school,
Smith said Monday night.
By introducing kids to
STEM earlier, Smith and the
rest of the schools leadership hopes to set students on
a path that would emphasize
the subjects throughout their
educational careers.
As we sat down as a
rechartering committee, we

thought pretty strongly that

(low interest in the field)
would be tied directly to the
amount of focus that students
currently have on STEM at
the elementary school level,
Smith told the board. Unfortunately, research told us that
we were probably right.
The new focus will
include a curriculum change,
specifically with programs
such as Project Lead the
Way, a national program
that aims to increase interest
in STEM fields previously
only offered at the high
school and middle school
levels that expanded to elementary school this year.
NCS jumped at the chance
to take on PLTW, and one
of its six staff members
received certification this
past summer. Four more
hope to be certified by next
school year, Smith told the
Other already-in-place
changes include a new afterschool initiative through
a partnership with Camp
Invention. The initiative
includes three eight-week
classes on STEM topics
throughout the year, with 22
students per class.
To establish a base of
what students need to know
in a STEM curriculum, the
school would look at Marylands school standards, as
its the only state with STEM

standards for elementary

students. The school would
use those standards to establish grade-to-grade levels of
STEM knowledge students
must have.
The school would not
abandon its environmental initiative, though, with
language in the charter that
shows a preference on environmental-focused units
within the STEM curriculum.
Every five years (having a charter renewal) forces you to relook at what
youve been doing, Smith
said. When we looked at
that external research (on
STEM), we also didnt want
to lose focus on that environmental focus.
That environmental niche
was a culmination of trying to draw more families
to the school after budgets
became a concern during its
last re-charter in 2009-10.
The school opened in 1995
as Veronas first charter
school and one of the first
in the state after a parent
approached the district with
an idea for a multi-age, thematic approach to education.
The school would fund
its new curriculum through
grants from both public
and private sources, like
the $19,093 STEM grant it
received this summer from
the state Department of
Public Instruction. Smith

also pointed to three other

STEM grants the school has
requested and is waiting to
hear the final word on.
Those grants will be needed to acquire technology
and other tools the school
would need to fully embrace
a STEM curriculum, Smith
The school also expressed
a long-term desire to expand
in both students and grade
range in its charter proposal,
something that gave board
member John McCulley
pause. But superintendent
Dean Gorrell clarified it was
not significant at this point.
All charter schools have
expressed a desire to do
that, Gorrell said, emphasizing the word desire and
pointing out that it did not
mean any plan was in place
for that to happen.
The school also proposed
a change to the structure
of its governance, setting a
clearer line between the governing board of the school,
which handles school policies and staff hiring, and
the board of directors of the
schools non-profit arm,
which would deal with organizing and managing fundraising activities.
The board will also hear a
first reading of Core Knowledge Charter Schools charter renewal proposal in

School news
The Verona Press accepts school news about Veronans both at local schools and studying out of town, out of state
or out of the country. We also are interested in feature story ideas and continue to accept new writers for Veronans
Abroad. Feel free to call editor Jim Ferolie at 845-9559 if you have questions or e-mail veronapress@wcinet.com.

Cultivating a Life
of Gratitude
Verona Area Churches
Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

7:00 p.m.
Verona Area High School PAC
An offering will be collected to support
the Verona Area Food Pantry Garden
All are welcome to enjoy the inspiring music and
childrens Community choir and activities!
Last year was a HUGE success please join us this year.