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Music school moves out


25 percent chance school
stays in village for long term

U.S. 14 will
stay the course
DOT plans road improvements
instead of realignment

Jacob Bielanski
Unified Newspaper Group

A music school will leave its prominent downtown space, and possibly the
village, after a settlement reached last
Friday in a months-long dispute with its
landlords.
Academy of Sound manager Keith
Hampton told the Observer in an email
it would move to a temporary space in
the First Presbyterian Church at 408 N.
Bergamont Blvd., commencing lessons
there as of Jan. 29.
Academy founder Erin Chisman told
the Observer that they are looking for
a more permanent space, and estimated
there was a 25 percent chance that the
company would stay in the Village.
The landlords, Bonnie and Jerry Thiel,
filed an eviction against the Academy
of Sound Dec. 21 for violating a noise
clause in the lease at the building on 101
S. Main St., which had been drafted prior to the Thiels purchase of the building.
The landlords did not intend to renew
that lease when it expired sometime next
year, it was revealed during testimony
at an eviction trial on Jan. 22 in Dane
County Circuit Court. The Thiels have
declined on multiple occasions to comment to the Observer about the issue.
During the trial, judge Richard G.
Niess made three separate requests for
the landlords and the Academy to reach
a settlement. After hearing all the testimony, Niess re-emphasized to the
gathered group that this was a case that
should be settled, and offered to meet
individually with each side ex parte, or
without the other side present.
Its going to end badly no matter
which way it goes; for somebody, its
going to end bad, Niess warned.
Both sides consented to the individual
meetings and an agreement was reached
Friday evening. Chisman declined to
comment further on the agreement, citing a non-disparagement clause both
sides agreed to.
As part of the eviction filing, the

Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

U.S. Hwy. 14 between Oregon and Brooklyn


will remain in its present corridor for the foreseeable future.
Thats the message the Wisconsin Department of Transportation sent to village officials
in a letter dated Jan. 8.
DOT project development supervisor Karla
Knorr informed village administrator Mike
Gracz that the DOTs plan to realign Hwy. 14
between Hwys. 138 and 92 near the Village of
Brooklyn has been replaced with a new plan
to simply improve the road, sometime in the
early 2020s.
The letter states alternatives to construct

Turn to Highway/Page 12

Village of Oregon

Parking proposal
will wait
Planner recommends no action
before campus plan
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Jacob Bielanski

Academy of Sound was packing boxes to move from its location on the second floor of 101
S. Main Street on Monday, Jan. 25. The school is expected to begin operations at the First
Presbyterian Church at 408 N. Bergamont Boulevard as of Friday.

landlords alleged that drum lessons held Academys lease. The schools attorat the school unduly burdened other ney argued that the school had made
tenants in the building with excessive noise, a violation of a clause in
Turn to Music/Page 3

Village officials are interested in a proposal


to buy a home located on the edge of downtown, move the house and build a parking lot.
But not for several months at least.
No decisions will be made until after consultants and the Village Board complete a civic
campus plan theyve been working on, village
administrator Mike Gracz told the Observer this week. He said the plan could be done
sometime this summer.
Earlier this month, Jerry and Bonnie Thiel

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World View

Oregon
High School
social studies
teacher Lou
Kindschi is
shown with
the inaugural
Wisconsin
Global
Educator
of the Year
Award, presented Friday
in Milwaukee.

OHS Kindschi named states Global Educator of the Year


Scott De Laruelle
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Its not unusual for Oregon High


School social studies teacher Lou
Kindschi to be away on an educational trip to Europe, Asia or South
America, but Friday, her journey took
her just a while east along I-94.
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Acting out
Members of the Oregon High School Thespian Club visited the
senior center Friday, Jan. 22 to perform a series of short plays,
including skits from Bob Ripleys Believe It or Not and an
abbreviated version of Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice.
At right, A full cast was on hand to perform Pride and
Prejudice during the clubs first performance at the senior
center.
Photos by Kate Newton

At left, Elizabeth Bennet (played


by Katherine Fellenz, left and her
mother (Lexi Joyce, right) often
clash about marriage, prompting an emotional reaction from
Bennet.
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Oregon among best, most


safe communities in state
Six cities in Dane
County rank among
states best places
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Two separate organizations that rank Wisconsin


municipalities for safety
and best places to live have
named Oregon among the
top 10 places in the state in
both surveys.
The Village of Oregon
placed at No. 5 on HomeSnacks list of Best Places to
Live in Wisconsin, and No.
7 in a list of Safest Places to
Live in Wisconsin, compiled
by ConsumerAffairs.com.
Both organizations used
data provided by municipalities to the FBI and other governmental agencies.
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used such criteria as burglary
odds, changes in the burglary

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Lunchroom melodies
Oregon Middle School seventh-graders Liam Johnson and Connor Braatz rehearse in the cafeteria
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naming the Village of Oregon one of the states safest
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The organization analyzed
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displaying the safest places
to live in the United States,
and ranked Oregon No. 7 in
Wisconsin and No. 61 in the
U.S.
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Cedarburg placed at No. 5
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Oregon man arrested for fifth OWI


want to tell the officer who the driver
was, according to the complaint. PerezValdez told the officer the driver must
have run away, the complaint states.
The officer then had Perez-Valdez
undergo four field sobriety tests, including completing the alphabet from the
letter D to N, to which the defendant
responded to with, D, E, N, P, Q, R, S,
T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, according to the
complaint.
Perez-Valdez was also charged with
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center line, operating without insurance
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If convicted on the charges, PerezValdez faces a maximum of six years in
prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
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Child sex assault charges dismissed for Oregon man


An Oregon man who violated his
bail by dressing as the character from
Wheres Waldo and
talking to a minor at the
Worlds Largest Brat
Fest, will have his child
sexual assault charges
dropped.
Alexander M. Cook
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for having charges of

first degree sexual assault of a child


against him dropped, according to a
report Monday by WKOW.
Cook was originally charged last
May for touching the buttocks of an
8-year-old girl while he browsed hookup sites on a computer at the Madison
Public Library.
After being released on bail, Cook
attended the Brat Fest in June, where he
dressed in a red-and-white striped shirt
and hat outfit of the central character

of the Wheres Waldo book series,


and invited the 12-year-old son of a
Dane County sheriffs deputy to take
a picture with him. Cook was arrested
for violating the conditions of his bail,
which included a having no contact
with anyone under the age of 14, after
the deputy recognized him.
WKOW reports that the felony bail
jumping charges will also be dropped
if Cook successfully completes the first
offenders program.

Music: Almost $5,000 donated for legal defense effort


Continued from page 1
significant efforts to move
lessons to ensure they were
not disruptive.
A residential tenant testified at the trial that the lessons are loud enough that
he has to close the door to
his bedrooms, which share
a wall with the drum practice room, if he wants to
hear his television. He later
told the court, however, that
the lessons dont bother
him when he isnt hosting
his children, and even then,
he only took issue with the
lessons going late enough
to disrupt the childrens
sleep schedule.
Scott Zeitler of Holstein
restaurant was less forgiving, telling the court that
drum noise drove business

out of his restaurant in his


first week of operation.
When asked by Academys
attorney, Mario David Mendoza, if Holstein was open
during the time drum lesson
are currently held, Zeitler
argued that it was his intention to eventually move to a
seven-day-a-week model.
The fact remains that I
pay for the space for every
single day of the year,
Zeitler testified. So to
answer your question, no
Im not open, however, I
cannot be open under these
circumstances.
It was the same week of
those initial complaints that
the landlords first emailed
the Chisman about the
drumming, according to
testimony Friday.
Academy owners

established a GoFundMe
account to help pay for an
attorney in the case. More
than 88 donors helped the
fund garner nearly all of its
$5,000 goal, including over
$300 that came in after the
trial was completed.
Erin and Academy of
Sound are an asset to the
community, wrote one
donor who identified herself as Kelly Allen. I know
the trial is over, but I want
to show my support.
Academy of Sound has
been operating at the downtown location since 2003.
A fire in 2011 forced the

school to temporarily relocate to the same spaces


at the First Presbyterian
Church it will move to later
this week. After being displaced for multiple months,
the school was allowed to
expand into other parts of
the upstairs, renting 1,400
square feet for approximately $900 per month.
In 2012, Chisman drafted
a new, five-year lease with
the previous building owner.
Jerry and Bonnie Thiel
closed on the building in
May of 2014.

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Incumbent Town of Rutland supervisor Jim Lunde
will be joined on the April
5 ballot by three newcomers vying for two supervisor positions.
At the towns Jan. 19
caucus, residents selected
Lunde, along with Richard
Zentner, Gary Howards and
Nancy Nedveck to be on
the spring ballot, with the

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will have a choice to make
at the ballot box in April.
There are four candidates
for two open seats after the
Jan. 16 nomination caucus.
Newcomers Jason Marshall and Arlen Christensen
will challenge incumbents
Phil Van Kampen and Steve
Root.
Christensen, who has
lived in the town for 73
years and was on the board
years ago, said hes been
reading up on meeting minutes since his nomination.
Ive been on some other
boards and you learn
whats going on, Christensen said. I thought Id
learn some more.
He said he left the board
years ago because he did not
have enough time with raising his children, as well.
Marshall, a lifelong town
resident, said it seemed like
the right time to be more
involved.
Ive just got concerns
of making sure the country
stays country to a point and
with ordinances, and
want to be involved with it,
Marshall said, adding there
are no major changes hed
like to see.

Van Kampen said hed


simply like to see continuity
with how the town has been
run in recent years.
I think that things are
going really well in the town
and I think we have a good
group on the board right
now, so Id like to just continue that, Van Kampen
said. I think the town residents are happy with whats
going on in the town.
Root echoed the idea of
continuity, and said hes
enjoyed working with his
fellow board members. He
specifically cited his work
in the parks system as something hed like to continue.
Im very involved with
the parks system and want
to continue to work with
improving or maintaining the Oregon Parks system, Root said. (Id like
to) maintain a good liaison
with the county on the new
Anderson Park and the
county itself and the village.
Trying to all work together
to make all of the surrounding community a better
place to live.
Five other residents
received nominations at the
caucus, but all declined the
nomination.
The election is April 5 and
will also include the partisan
primaries for president.

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appeared to have rolled over into a ditch
on Wolfe Street faces his fifth OWI
charge.
Cesar Alfonso Perez-Valdez, 38, was
found by an Oregon
police officer sitting
next to the drivers side
of his SUV in a ditch
at the intersection of
Wolfe Street and Elliott
Lane on Nov. 6, according to the criminal comPerez-Valdez
plaint.
The officer had
received two separate reports likely

involving the same SUV, according to


the complaint, that mentioned the car
crashing into a ditch and possibly rolling over.
Police found Perez-Valdez, who
looked to be in a lot of pain, inside
an suv that appeared to have been in a
rollover accident, according to the complaint.
At the scene, Perez-Valdez told the
officer he had flat tire man when the
officer asked what happened, according
to the complaint. Perez-Valdez told the
officer he was on his way home after
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Letter to the editor

Sign code lacks common sense


I am disappointed in the lack
of common sense by the Village
of Oregon regarding the mobile
trailer/sign parked daily near the
southern entrance to our Village.
I attended the August discussion
about a proposed new sign code in
the Village and was flabbergasted
to learn that the Village Board did
not consider the mobile trailer a
sign, and therefore did not address
this issue in the sign code.
With increasing community
discussion, it is clear to me that
residents in the Village of Oregon
definitely recognize the trailer as
a sign. If it is not a sign, why does
Jeff DOrazio park it at a spot
very visible to the busy traffic on
Janesville Street, but obviously a
long walk to his business door?
Robert Everson, owner of
Oregon Self Storage, called it a
mobile trailer/sign in his Jan. 7
letter to the editor. A Jan. 21 Oregon Observer article stated that
DOrazio had agreed to park the
trailer in a different location and
would see how its absence would
affect his business. Clearly this
trailer is being used as a sign and
therefore should be addressed in
the sign code.
Contractors, moving trucks or
appliance delivery vehicles are a
different matter. If the character
of a business is such that a trailer
must be temporarily parked on the
street in order to deliver supplies

to a home or business, Village


ordinances must allow for that
access. DOrazios trailer does
not meet the criteria of a delivery
vehicle on Park Street.
Public parking is unnecessary
on that stretch of Park Street.
There are off-street parking lots
serving every business in the
radius of that intersection. In fact,
DOrazio has his own parking
lot, but prefers to park his mobile
sign/trailer near the Janesville
Street intersection for advertising
purposes only. The trailer blocks
vision and distracts passing
motorists. It also detracts attention
from businesses located at that
corner.
Mr. DOrazios building is
already in view from Janesville
Street. Perhaps he could erect
a more visible sign on his own
property. While I hear citizens
objecting that one-foot lettering
stating Gun Store with a big
pointing arrow is unsavory at the
entrance to our Village, I contend
that any comparable billboard for
pizza, flu shots or floral bouquets
would be equally inappropriate
there. The Village Board needs
to tighten its sign code and trailer
parking ordinances.
Susan Shedivy,
Village of Oregon

Community Voices

Its in our future to


think from the heart
I

t has long been predicted


that the new age the Age
of Aquarius would usher
in a sudden leap in human
consciousness.
Humanity has had time to
marinate in this
new energy
since 2012.
If we look
closely, its
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to expressing
itself.
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In my study
of metaphysics, there is much discussion
and excitement over how this
leap in consciousness might
affect humanity, and the types of
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images in Christian based religions. In these images the human


heart is literally ablaze with light
and flames.
Whats interesting is that this
flame of divine consciousness
seems to have a physical component that we can relate to. The
human heart not only pumps
blood (life force), it also heats
it up, which keeps the body at a
toasty 98.6 degrees.
Metaphysically, its believed
that this divine spark is our internal, self-generating heat source
for the body. And now that
spark is planning to wake up to
improve humanitys experience
here on planet Earth.
The great thing about this
awakening is that the heart
doesnt speak, it feels. So
we can all expect to feel more
strongly or deeply about things.
There will be a richness and genuine quality to our feelings as we
shift into this new awareness.
Heartfelt sensations should
not be confused with emotions,
which are typically fear-based.
The sensations of the heart offer
a higher quality of feelings, such
as sincerity, warmth, caring,
inspiration, goodwill, humor,
generosity and sharing.
Eventually, we will learn how
to use the intelligence of the
heart to guide our decision-making process rather than relying
on the tangled logic of the brain,
which can only guess at things
and is often fooled or misled.
The intelligence of the heart
has the ability to know and sense
what is real. The big shift here is
learning how to think from the
heart instead of the head.
Yes, we are in the early stages
of this new evolution, but if we

look closely it is possible to


detect how these new energies
are beginning to shape our future.
The changes that our current
political system is undergoing
reflects how this energy is manifesting.
As we approach the upcoming presidential elections, its
clear people are tired of the usual
rhetoric and sound bites that have
driven (and won) elections in the
past.
Its the candidates who are
speaking their minds getting the
support and attention of the public. The old tactics arent getting
any traction.
Candidates like Bernie Sanders
were never given a second look
in the past. When he speaks, he is
passionate and heartfelt. People
are no longer frightened by the
terms socialist or liberal.
Weve also never seen a
presidential candidate speak their
opinions like Donald Trump
and get the kind of support hes
getting. Hes not afraid to say
what he thinks, and people are
responding.
Our political system is changing. More countries than ever
are joining the global efforts to
reduce air pollution and provide
clean water, which improves the
quality of life for everyone.
These examples are evidence
of how the energy will manifest.
Evolution does take time, but its
not so long away that well miss
it. Look for the changes that are
happening and be a witness to the
positive changes. Take time to
enjoy this journey.
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January 28, 2016

Splash pad planning


Board expects non-renewal for meeting Feb. 4
senior center contract
If you go
Village of Brooklyn

Ends Dec. 31 of this year

The Village of Brooklyn plans to end its access


to the Oregon Area Senior Center at the end of the
year.
The Village Board voted at its Jan. 11 meeting to
send the Village of Oregon and the senior center a
letter stating Brooklyns intent not to renew its contract for services, which expires Dec. 31, 2016.
The vote is not a surprise, as Village President
Pat Hawkey mentioned the senior center contract as
a potential future cut during the boards November
2015 meeting, where it struggled with budget cuts.
Come January were going to reconsider the

funding of the senior center, Hawkey said then.


We may not be able to keep this contract either,
because we may not be able to afford it. It has nothing to do with the services they provide, really.
However, the Jan. 11 meeting minutes note some
concerns about the funding structure.
User equity was discussed as the Town of Brooklyn (Green County) and City of Fitchburg do not
contribute to the annual cost, the minutes state.
There will be more discussion during the year with
the Senior Center letting us know their plans/needs.
Hawkey told the Observer in an email the board
wanted to give Oregon and the senior center notice
of Brooklyns intent early on in this process.

New village hall hours begin Feb. 1


Closed on Fridays during medical leave
The Village of Brooklyn Hall will be closed on Fridays beginning Feb. 1.
The Village Board decided at its Jan. 11 meeting to make the change on a trial basis because clerk Carol
Strause will be on medical leave for six to eight weeks beginning Feb. 18.
Village President Pat Hawkey told the Observer in an email the clerk and deputy clerk work 10-hour days
to keep the office open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. With Strause out, deputy clerk Linda Kuhlman will be the
only employee covering the office, plus meetings.
The change, which Hawkey said should not have a major effect on the community because the hall has a
drop box the public can use to drop off documents, will be revisited at the boards April meeting, according
to meeting minutes.
For information on the hours change, visit brooklynwi.gov.

Building a splash pad in


the village has been a topic
of interest since last year, and
its a project that the OregonBrooklyn Optimist Club and
Oregon Pool intend to turn into
a reality.
The community will have an
opportunity to contribute to the
planning and discussion of the
project during an informational
meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 4 in the community room
of the State Bank of Cross
Plains, 744 N. Main St.
At the meeting, members of
a planning team representing
the Optimist Club and pool
will give an overview of other
splash pads in the area, as well
as possible locations for the
local splash pad, the cost and
timeline of the project and fundraising possibilities.
In a letter to Oregon and
Brooklyn chamber members
and businesses, the Optimists
Club said the splash pad planning committee is looking for
community members to help in
every aspect of the creation of
the splash pad design, fundraising, construction and maintenance.
Presented as a more economical alternative to a

What: Splash Pad project


informational meeting
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 4
Where: State Bank of Cross
Plains community room, 744
N. Main St.
Info: oboptimists@gmail.
com or dab@oregonsd.net
community outdoor pool, the
splash pad would serve as a
park environment where
community members of all
ages and abilities can enjoy
warm weather in a fun, safe
interactive, healthy and friendly environment free of charge,
according to the letter. The
proposed location would be
near the current indoor pool, so
that no additional water handling and bathroom facilities
would be necessary, it adds.
For more information on
the project or to RSVP to the
meeting, contact Margaret
Straub at oboptimists@gmail.
com or Deb Bossingham at
dab@oregonsd.net.
Kate Newton

Passing grades

Oregon, Brooklyn students score better than state averages

Badger Exam
English/Language
Arts
Grade
3
4
5
6
7
8

OSD* State*
60% 52%
66% 50%
67% 55%
61% 47%
65% 52%
64% 53%

Badger Exam
mathematics

Section
OSD State
ELA
21.0 19.3
Math
21.6
20.0
Composite 21.6 20.0
*Scores are on a 0-36 scale

he said. The statewide work from to improve acaACT assessment estab- demic achievement for all
lishes a baseline of student student groups.
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the Forward Exam, which


is expected to be taken for
the next six years. Students
in grades 3-8 will again take
the exam for ELA and math,
while students in grades
four, eight and 10 will be
tested in science.

For testing, the state divides student results into four


categories:
Advanced: Student demonstrates thorough understanding of and ability to apply the knowledge and skills for his
or her grade level that are associated with college contentreadiness.
Proficient: Student demonstrates adequate understanding of and ability to apply the knowledge and skills for his
or her grade level that are associated with college contentreadiness.
Basic: Student demonstrates partial understanding of and
ability to apply the knowledge and skills for his or her grade
level that are associated with college content-readiness.
Below Basic: Student demonstrates minimal understanding of and ability to apply the knowledge and skills for his
or her grade level that are associated with college contentreadiness.

13

ACT

For the first time in Wisconsin history, all public


school 11th-graders had the
opportunity to take the ACT
college admissions exam
during the 2014-15 school
year as part of the more rigorous Wisconsin Student
Assessment System.
OSD students outscored
the state average in the ELA
portion, 21 to 19.3, math
(21.6 to 20) and composite
scores (21.6 to 20). Scores
are based on a 0-36 scale.
According to a press
release last week from the
state Department of Public
Instruction (DPI),
last spring, 65,065 public
high school juniors had the
opportunity to take either
the ACT Plus Writing or
Dynamic Learning Maps
(DLM), an alternate assessment that measures the academic progress of students
with significant cognitive

Test definitions

G
N
TI S
A R
R A
B
E E
L Y
E 5

Grade
OSD* State*
3
65% 51%
4
73% 48%
5
49% 40%
6
48% 41%
7
48% 43%
8
46% 39%
*Percentages of students
scoring proficient/advanced

Juniors take ACT

disabilities. The ACT is


scored on a scale of one to
36 and consists of five subject area tests: English, reading, writing, mathematics,
and science.
For the 2015 graduating class, 46,738 students
or around 73 percent of all
graduating seniors, took the
ACT and had a composite
score of 22.2. However, the
press release noted that the
differences in the number of
students, the multiple times
graduates may have taken
the ACT, and the fact that
many graduates take the
test during their final year
of high school make comparisons between statewide
and graduating class ACT
results invalid and flawed.
In a press release last
week, Evers said taking the
ACT exposes young people
to the expectations for college and careers and may
prompt those who werent
considering further education beyond high school to
finish strong and take the
leap into higher education
and training.
Assessing for college
and career readiness sets
the bar very high, yet that
is what employers and postsecondary schools tell us
is required for high school
graduates to be successful,

While it was the only year


they will have to take the
Badger Exam, students in
the Oregon School District
fared better than their state
counterparts in testing last
year. OSD juniors also outscored the state average in
the ACT test last year, the
first taken by all public high
school juniors in Wisconsin.
Test results were provided
to school districts last summer but were embargoed to
the public until last week.
OSD students in third
through eighth grade took
the English Language Arts
(ELA) and mathematics
components of the Badger
Exam, which was initially
tied to the Common Core
State Standards but was
repealed during last summers legislative session as
the standards have recently
become politicized. In the
ELA test, district students
scored between nine and 16
points higher in categories
of advanced and proficient than the state average,
and in the math test, they
scored between five and 26
points higher in categories
of advanced and proficient than the state average,
Student cohort groups
that did particularly well
compared to state averages
included fourth-graders, of
whom 40 percent scored
advanced on the math test
(compared to 17 percent
state average), and thirdgraders, of whom 41 percent
scored advanced on the
ELA test (compared to 26
percent state average).
The new exam replacing
the Badger Exam that students will take this spring is

OSD test
scores

According to the Department of Public Instruction,


the new exam is expected
to be shorter and to cost
less than the Badger Exam
it replaces. State Superintendent Tony Evers said
in a press release last week
that the Forward Exam will
provide an opportunity to
improve over time.

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Churches

Coming up
Fruit sale
Friends of the Orchestra (FOTO) is
running its annual fruit sale to benefit
orchestra students and programming in
the Oregon School District.
The deadline for orders is Friday,
Feb. 5. The fruit will be delivered from
8-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the OHS
Field House, 456 N. Perry Pkwy.
If you would like to place an order
for fruit, email fotofruitsale@gmail.
com or call 291-0866. An email order
form can be sent upon request.

Kids education/recreation
programs
Winter/spring Oregon Community
education and recreation programs for
kids are open for registration.
Lets Go Camping In Spanish!
allows elementary students to build
Spanish vocabulary and fluency while
exploring the outdoors. The program
will be held from 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays
from Feb. 10 through April 6 at
Brooklyn Elementary School, 204
Division St., and costs $115.
Current fourth and fifth graders can
learn emergency preparedness in the
Rescue Kids class with Dale Schulz.
Spaces are open for classes scheduled
for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays,
Feb. 6, Feb. 20, March 5 and March 19
at the Brooklyn Fire Station, 401 W.
Main St. The $15 fee includes class
materials and a basic first aid kid.
Kids ages 6-11 can combine
sports and Legos while learning
about physics in Lego Spectacular

Sports. Parents can select one of two


sections of the class: from 3-4 p.m.
Mondays from Feb. 1 through March
7 at Brooklyn Elementary, or 3-4 p.m.
Tuesdays from Feb. 2 through March
8 at Netherwood Knoll Elementary
School, 276 Soden Dr. The $69 fee
includes all materials.
For information or to register for a
program, contact Abby at 835-4097 or
amreier@oregonsd.net.

Adult education/recreation
programs
Education and recreation programs
are also available for adults this
season.
Experienced knitters can learn a
new technique during the Double
Knitting Inside Out class from 6-9
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Prairie View
Elementary School, 300 Soden Dr.
Knitters should be able to knit, purl,
cast on and join in a circle. The fee is
$25.
Learn how to safely use essential
oils and try different methods of
application during Essential Oils 101
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at
Netherwood Knoll Elementary School,
276 Soden Dr. Participants will make
a natural air freshener spray and
peppermint foot soak.. The $17 class
fee includes all materials.
Practice your Zumba and PiYo
skills during Kick Up Your Fitness
classes. Zumba meets from 5:306:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Netherwood
Knoll Elementary and from 5-6
p.m. Wednesdays at Rome Corners

Intermediate School, 1111 S. Perry


Pkwy. PiYo meets from 4:20-5:20
p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at
Netherwood Knoll. Drop in to any
class for $7; no registration is required.
For information or to register,
contact Abby at 835-4097 or amreier@
oregonsd.net.

New support group


A Navigating Life Group for those
assisting elderly parents through the
aging process will meet from 7-8:30
p.m. the first Monday of every month
at Peoples United Methodist Church,
103 N. Alpine Pkwy. The next
meeting is scheduled for Monday,
Feb. 1. For information, contact Laura
Flood at lflood56@gmail.com.

Food workshop
Visit the library for an interactive
workshop on high-energy foods from
6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Keynote speaker Kirsty Blattner
will lead the workshop, titled
Energize Your Life, and address
ways to infuse whole foods into a
hectic schedule.
For information, call 835-3656.

Water wellness
Visit the Oregon Pool, 249 Brook
St., for Water Wellness Day from 7-8
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Learn about different water exercise
opportunities from water walking,
lap swimming and stretching and
conditioning during this free event.
For information, call 835-8617.

Community calendar
Thursday, January 28

United Methodist Church, 103 N.


Alpine Pkwy., lflood56@gmail.
com

Friday, January 29

10 a.m., Teetering Toddlers


Storytime (12-36 months), library,
835-3656
11 a.m., Bouncing Babies
Storytime (0-12 months), library,
835-3656
1 p.m., Movie Matinee: A
Brilliant Young Mind (PG-13, 112
min.), senior center, 835-5801
6-7:30 p.m., Energize Your Life
food workshop, library, 835-3656
7-8 p.m., Water Wellness Day,
Oregon Pool, 249 Brook St., 8358617

3-7 p.m., Oregon/Brooklyn Food


Pantry distribution, 1092 Union
Road
9 a.m., Nutrition Education:
What Makes a Meal, senior center, 835-5801
10 a.m., Mix It Up Storytime
(ages 0-6), library, 835-3656

Saturday, January 30

12:30-2:30 p.m., Board games


(ages 7 to adult), library, 8353656
5:30-10 p.m., Chamber of
Commerce awards night

Monday, February 1

7-8:30 p.m., Navigating Life


elder support group, Peoples

Tuesday, February 2

Wednesday, February 3

(ages 0-6), library, 835-3656


10:30-11:30 a.m., Great
Beginnings Book Club, senior
center, 835-6268 or skosharek@
oregonlibrary.org

Thursday, February 4

10:30 a.m., Great Beginnings


Book Club: Behind the Scenes
at the Museum by Kate Atkinson,
senior center, 835-6268 or
skosharek@oregonlibrary.org
7:30 p.m., Splash pad planning
meeting, State Bank of Cross
Plains community room, 744 N
Main St., oboptimists@gmail.com

Friday, February 5

10 a.m., Mix It Up Storytime


(ages 0-6), library, 835-3656

10 a.m., Mix It Up Storytime

Community cable listings


Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels:
WOW #983 & ORE #984
Phone: 291-0148 Email: oregoncableaccess@charter.net
Website: ocamedia.com Facebook: ocamediawi
New programs daily at 1 p.m.
and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28
WOW: Movie: West
Side Story (1961)
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of Jan.
25)

Monday, Feb. 1
WOW: 6:00 pm
LIVEOregon Village
Board Meeting
ORE: Peter Pan NKE
Musical (of Apr. 11)

Friday, Jan. 29
WOW: Movie: On the
Waterfront (1954)
ORE: OHS Girls Varsity
Basketball vs. Edgewood
(of Jan. 26)

Tuesday, Feb. 2
WOW: Bahama Bob
Steel Drums @ Oregon
Senior center (of Feb.
13)
ORE:
OHS
Girls
Varsity Basketball vs. Ft.
Atkinson (of Jan. 29)

Saturday, Jan. 30
WOW: Our Town #2
ORE:
Reluctant Wednesday, Feb. 3
Dragon Play (of Apr.
WOW: Green Burial
12)
Program @ Oregon
Library (of Oct. 13)
Sunday, Jan. 31
ORE: Snow White
WOW: St. Johns NKE Musical (of Mar. 06)
Lutheran Church Service
ORE: Peter Pan NKE Thursday, Feb. 4
Musical (of Mar. 05)
WOW: Oregon Village
Board Meeting (of Feb. 1)
ORE: Snow White
NKE Musical (of Apr. 12)

Senior center
Monday, Feb. 1
Meatball Sub Sandwich
Buttered Peas and Carrots
Tropical Fruit Salad
Carnival Cookie
VO: Wrap w/ Tomato,

Cucumber and Cheese
Tuesday, Feb. 2
Chicken ala King
Biscuit, Italian Green Beans
Apricot Half, Lemon Bar
VO: Veggie ala King
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy
Buttered Spinach
Pineapple/Mandarin Orange
Mix, W.W. roll
VO: Veggie Burger
Thursday, Feb. 4
Lemon Baked Fish
Baked Potato
Buttered Vegetable Blend
Banana, W.W. Bread
VO: Baked Potato w/
Cheese Sauce
SO: Garden Salad
Friday, Feb. 5
Sloppy Joe on Bun
Buttered Capri Mix
Coleslaw, Fruit Cup
VO: Veggie Sloppy Joe

*Contains Pork

Monday, Feb. 1
AMDiabetic Foot Care
9:00 CLUB, Wii Bowling
10:00 Dominoes
10:30 StrongWomen
1:00 Get Fit
1:30 Bridge
4:00 Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, Feb. 2
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 ST Board Meeting
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
1 p.m. Movie: War Room
5:30 StrongWomen
Wednesday, Feb. 3
AMFoot Care
9:00 CLUB
10:00 Shopping in Madison
10:30 Book Club
11:00 1-on-1 Computer Help
1:00 Euchre, Get Fit
Thursday, Feb. 4
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 Pool Players
10:30 StrongWomen
12:30 Shopping at Bills
1:00 Cribbage
5:30 StrongWomen
Friday, Feb. 5
AMVets Assistance (by appt.)
9:00 Club
9:30 Blood Pressure
9:45 Gentle Yoga
11:00 Chair Yoga
1:00 Get Fit

ALL SAINTS LUTHERAN CHURCH


2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
SUNDAY
8:30 a.m. classic service
10:45 a.m. new song service
BROOKLYN LUTHERAN CHURCH
101 Second Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
SUNDAY
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship
COMMUNITY OF LIFE LUTHERAN
CHURCH
PO Box 233, Oregon
(608) 286-3121
office@communityoflife.us
Pastor Jim McCoid
SUNDAY
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon
COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
201 Church Street, Brooklyn
(608) 455-3344
Pastor Aaron Alfred
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. Worship
FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
CHURCH
143 Washington Street, Oregon
(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last Sundays
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)
Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 - fpcoregonwi.org
Pastor Bob Vetter
SUNDAY
10 a.m. Blended Worship
11 a.m. Coffee Bar/Fellowship
11:15 a.m. All-ages activity
FITCHBURG MEMORIAL UCC
5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
www.memorialucc.org
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink Jan-McMahon
SUNDAY
8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN
CHURCH ELCA
Central Campus: Raymond Road and

Whitney Way
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and10:45
a.m. Worship West Campus: Corner
of Hwy. PD and Nine Mound Road,
Verona
SUNDAY - 9 &10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Worship (608) 271-6633
HILLCREST BIBLE CHURCH
752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
(608) 835-7972
www.hbclife.com
SUNDAY
8:30 a.m. worship at Oregon High
School PAC and 10:15 a.m. worship
with Childrens ministries, birth fourth grade
HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION
CATHOLIC CHURCH
651 N. Main Street, Oregon
Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
(608) 835-5763
holymotherchurch.weconnect.com
SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship
PEOPLES UNITED METHODIST
CHURCH
103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
Pastor Jason Mahnke
(608)835-3755
www.peoplesumc.org
Communion is the 1st & 3rd
weekend
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and
Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship
ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH
625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
Pastor Paul Markquart (Lead Pastor)
(608) 835-3154
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
9:15-10:15 a.m. Education Hour
VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH
Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105 S.
Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob Groth,
Pastor
(608) 513-3435 welcometovineyard.
com
SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
ZWINGLI UNITED CHURCH OF
CHRIST - Paoli
At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
Rev. Sara Thiessen
(608) 845-5641
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Support groups
Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, First
Presbyterian Church,
every Monday and
Friday at 7 p.m.
Caregiver Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, third
Monday of each month
at 9 a.m.
Diabetes Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, second
Thursday of each month
at 1:30 p.m.
Parents Supporting
Parents, LakeView
Church, Stoughton, third
Tuesday of every month
from 6:30-8 p.m.

Relationship & Divorce


Support Group, State
Bank of Cross Plains,
every other Monday at
6:30 p.m.
Veterans Group,
Oregon Area Senior
Center, every second
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Weight-Loss Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, every
Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Navigating Life Elder
Support Group, Peoples
United Methodist
Church, 103 N. Alpine
Pkwy., every first
Monday at 7 p.m.

Practice Courage
No one is born a hero or a coward. Both are made by the
many acts and ensuing habits of action which they develop.
It is tempting to think that we have it in us to stand and fight
for some great cause merely because that cause resonates
with our feelings and intuitions about justice. But if you do
not stand and fight but only sit and watch then you are on the
path to becoming a coward, or perhaps a bystander, but not
a hero. Courage, like every other virtue, must be practiced. It
must be put into action in the small things of everyday life,
such as standing up to a bully or having the courage to speak
your mind when you know its unpopular, before it can be
exercised in the great things of life, such as risking your life
to save someone elses. Expect there to be fear and trepidation. Even the heroes of the Bible struggled with their own
fears and lack of resolution. Moses didnt want to be Gods
mouthpiece in facing down the Pharaoh of Egypt, and even
Jesus had his moment of doubt and despair in the garden
of Gethsemane. But the heroes of the Bible inevitably conquered their fear and did Gods will, even in the face of great
danger. Gods will is rarely executed by cowards, so exercise
courage in your daily life. You may be practicing for something much bigger.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but
gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226 ungsportseditor@wcinet.com

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor


845-9559 x237 sportsreporter@wcinet.com
Fax: 845-9550

Boys hockey

Oregon shuts
out Milton

Sports

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Oregon Observer


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Girls basketball

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Lucas Hefty scored a pair


of power-play goals and
another even-strength goal
Thursday as the Oregon
boys hockey cruised to an
8-0 Badger South Conference victory over Milton
inside the Oregon Ice Arena.
Senior Dylan Ziomek
chipped in two goals and
an assist, while Alex Verhagen added a goal and two
assists.
Calvin Schneider and
Andy Ziomek each scored.
Freshman Jacob Ayers
stopped six shots on goal in
the first period en route to
13 saves. Justin Burke had
31 saves for Milton.

West 2, Oregon 1
Carson Timberlake
scored six minutes into the
second period Friday inside
Madison Ice Arena to knot
the score against Madison
West.
The Panthers were unable
to pull off the comeback,
though, dropping the nonconference game against a
sectional rival 2-1.
Madison Wests Schuyler
Hedican scored a goal and
assisted on Edwin Jiangs
game-winner eight minutes
later.
Conor Huie assisted on
both Regent goals.
Junior Henry Roskos had
30 saves in the loss, while
Adam Buencamino stopped
22 shots for the Regents.

MG 3, Oregon 2 (OT)
Oregon was hoping to not
repeat an early season loss
in which it blew a threegoal lead Tuesday as they
traveled to Hartmeyer Ice
Arena.
Unlike last time, the Panthers had to play catch up,
twice knotting the score in
regulation before eventually

Turn to Hockey/Page 8

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Sophomore Ellen McCorkle (34) is fouled by junior Kendall Tribus in the first half Tuesday in a Badger South Conference game against Madison Edgewood. The Panthers
won 48-40, and McCorkle finished with 12 points.

Scrappy Panthers keep pace


Oregon knocks off
Edgewood, now a half
game back of Stoughton
in the Badger South
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Offense was tough to come by


for both teams Tuesday as the
Oregon High School girls basketball team hosted Madison Edgewood in a Badger South Conference game.
The Crusaders zone defense

That was until Oregon junior


Danica Keisling and sophomore
Ellen McCorkle worked their
Team W-L
inside-outside magic.
Keisling found McCorkle twice
Stoughton 6-1
for assists and later found senior
Oregon 6-2
Leah Koopman for a third.
Monona Grove
6-2
Keisling and McCorkle each
finished with 12 points as the
Madison Edgewood 4-3
Panthers knocked off the CruMonroe 3-5
saders 48-40, tying the Monona
Grove Silver Eagles for second
Fort Atkinson
1-6
place and moving a half game
Milton 0-7
behind Stoughton in the conference standings.
forced several tough shots, and
We came in knowing we
both teams were tied with 6-and- had to play tough and knew that
a-half minutes remaining.

Badger South

by winning this would keep us


in conference, Keisling said.
Overall, I think we came out and
played like we wanted to all season.
Oregon led 23-18 at halftime,
but Edgewood junior Kendall
Tribus scored six of her eight
points to help the Crusaders grab
a 26-24 lead with 12 minutes left.
The Panthers defense made
Edgewood work for the rest,
though.
With the game tied at 28, Keisling found McCorkle to give Oregon a 30-28 lead.

Turn to Girls BB/Page 8

Boys swimming

Oregon unable to match MG


Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Sophomore Ian Charles posted a split of 27.86 seconds on his butterfly leg of the 200-meter medley
relay to help juniors Jacob Larsen and Jackson Marsden and senior Eli Rule to victory in 1:54.36.
Oregon lost the Badger South Conference dual 103-67 against Monona Grove.

Oregons boys swimming team won the


first two events and three of five overall to
start Tuesday evenings Badger South Conference tilt against Monona Grove.
Ranked No. 1 in Division 2 throughout the season, the Silver Eagles started to
show their depth with a 1-2 finish in the 200
IM and 50 free before the break and never
looked back, rolling 103-67.
Monona Grove went on to win seven of
the 11 events, including another 1-2 finish in
the 100 free.
I think our kids swam really well tonight.
Obviously, youd love to win the meet but
when you compete against a team like MG
youve really got to be on top of it, Panthers
head coach Scott Krueger said. Theyre
a really strong team. To be in this position
(undefeated in conference entering the meet)
was awesome. Beating MG tonight would
have just been icing on the cake.

Oregon overtook MG on sophomore Ian


Charles butterfly leg of the 200-meter medley relay and Jackson Marsden anchored the
team that also included Jacob Larsen and Eli
Rule to victory in 1:54.36.
The Panthers followed that up with a 1-2
finish in the 200 freestyle by Josh Lohmeier
(2:05.1) and Charles (2:08.86) who didnt
have much of a break having just swam on
the 200 medley relay.
We knew that we were better than them
in those events, so we wanted to make sure
we won there to help us down the line,
Krueger said. At certain times tonight we
were better than MG, but we struggled in the
sprint events.
Oregon only picked up victories from
Larsen and Rule after the break.
Larsen secured the 100 butterfly by more
than five-and-a-half seconds, posting a time
of 1:01.02.
Rule, the lone Belleville swimmer for the

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Wrestling

Oregon pinned by Stoughton in dual


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Photo by Joe Koshollek

The Oregon High School wrestling team went up against thirdranked Badger South Conference rival
Stoughton Friday in the regular season
finale, falling 73-3.
Sophomore Devin Keast (138) won
the lone match for the Panthers. He
defeated sophomore Cody Suddeth
7-1.
Stoughton freshman Dante Steinmetz (113) pinned freshman Brooks
Corliss in 1:10, while junior Brandon
Klein (120) pinned sophomore Collin Legler in 1:20. Junior Kaleb Louis (126) pinned sophomore Connor
Brickley in 1:51, and freshman Cade
Spilde (145) pinned freshman Robbie
Ruth in 3:01.
Senior Jacob Groleau (195) pinned
junior Jared Woodson in 1:40, and
sophomore Aodan Marshall (220)
pinned senior Tristan Williams in 3:23.
Senior Erik Haried (heavyweight)
pinned junior Garrett Johnson in 1:07,
and junior Garrett Model (152) added
an 18-1 technical fall over sophomore
Steven Norland.

Photo by Joe Koshollek

Oregons Steele Mellum takes down Stoughtons Hunter Lewis during their 106-pound
match Friday at Stoughton High School. Mellum lost by major decision, 15-2, and the
Panthers fell 73-3.

Sophomore Tyler Dow (160) won a over freshman Steele Mellum.


9-1 major decision over junior Parker
The Badger Conference tournament
Ehn-Howland, and freshman Hunter is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at
Lewis (106) won a 15-2 major decision DeForest High School.

Senior Steven Davis makes a baseline pass during Oregons game


against DeForest on Saturday in the Badger Challenge at Stoughton
High School. The Panthers fell 64-61.

Girls BB: In conference race

Panthers go 1-1 last week


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

The Oregon High School


boys basketball team held a
lead in the second half Saturday in the annual Badger
Challenge, but the Panthers
had a chance to tie DeForest at Stoughton High
School.
Senior Ben Weiland had
a chance for a game-tying
3-pointer at the buzzer, but
the shot hit the rim and just
wouldnt fall in a 64-61
loss.
Oregon (8-6 overall, 3-3
Badger South) led 37-28
at halftime, and it kept the
lead for half of the second
half until DeForest (5-9,
3-3) stormed back.
Senior Charlie Soule
scored 22 points to lead
both teams, while senior
Alex Duff added 17. Junior
Christian Bultman and
Weiland each finished with
eight points.

Seniors Corian Davis


(17), Jake Capstran (16),
Jadon Sackman (12) and
Andrew Stauffer-Lerch all
had double digits for the
Norskies.
The Badger North won
the challenge with a 4-3
record. Monona Grove,
Monroe and Fort Atkinson
picked up the wins for the
South. Portage, Sauk Prairie and Waunakee were
the other winners for the
North.
Oregon travels to Monroe (4-9, 1-5) at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and to Stoughton (7-5, 5-1) at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Oregon 61, Jefferson 35


The Panthers hosted Jefferson in a non-conference
game Monday and won
61-35.
Soule finished with 25
points, while Duff collected
12. Senior Matt Welper led
Jefferson with 11 points.

Girls hockey

Icebergs skate to a stalemate


Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

McFarland senior Maddy Hess scored a goal and


assisted on another less than
six minutes apart Saturday
in Viroqua to lead the Icebergs to a 2-0 victory over
the Badger Conference rival
Blackhawks.
Stoughton forward Savannah Kopf scored the Icebergs second goal just
under nine minutes into the
first period and McKenzie
Nisius posted 27 saves to
earn her first shutout of the
season.
It was the Icebergs (2-150 overall, 1-5-0) first conference victory of the season.
The Blackhawks bested
the Icebergs 6-3 in early
December.

Brookfield 2, Icebergs 1
Shannon King drew the
Icebergs even 7 minutes
into the second period Saturday. The Icebergs were

Continued from page 7

unable to take the lead, however, allowing the gamewinning goal to Glacier forward Mikayla Pascavis six
minutes later en route to a
2-1 loss inside The Ponds of
Brookfield.
Casey Sandahl gave
Brookfield a quick lead six
minutes into the first period.
Nisius turned away 25 of
27 shots on goal in the loss,
while Grace Elliot stopped
35 for the Glaciers.

Icebergs 5, Thunder 5
The Icebergs traveled
to Reedsburg on Tuesday
where the girls skated to a
5-5 draw again the Badger
Thunder.
Kopf scored twice, while
Oregon sophomore Samantha Eyers, McFarland juniorKit Olson and Hess all
added goals in the tie.
Sophomore McKenzie
Nisius stopped 43 shots,
while Sarah Christenson
turned away 46 for the Badger Thunder.

Photo by Evan Halpop

Oregon senior defenseman Brandon Michek (16) dives in front


of the puck to block an attempted goal by the Madison West
Regents. The Oregon Panthers traveled to Madison Ice Arena to
play the Madison West Regents on Jan. 22. The Panthers lost
2-1 to the Regents.

Hockey: Oregon falls at MG


Continued from page 7
falling 3-2 in overtime.
Panthers leading scorer
Dylan Ziomek followed
up a Chase Hatton second
period goal seven minutes
into the final period before
Oregons Henry Roskos
and MGs Andryi Nahirniak settled in and eventually helped send the game
to overtime.
It only took MG five
minutes in overtime to net
the game-winner thanks to
Tyler Patton.
Keaton Gill picked up

the first for the Silver


Eagles midway through
the first period, but Oregon found the equalizer
five minutes into the second period thanks to Ian
Schildgen.
Roskos made 24 saves
in the loss, while Nahirniak stopped 39.
The conference game
against Monona Grove
also doubled as part of
the Sun Prairie Ground
Hog tournament, Oregon
will play Kettle Moraine
at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Sun
Prairie.

Edgewood junior Estella Moschkau who finished with 15 points hit


two free throws to tie the
game again, but Keisling
once again found a wide
open McCorkle in the
Crusaders zone to put
Oregon up for good.
Keisling added a free
throw, a basket and
another assist to Koopman, and McCorkle added two more free throws
to make it 39-31.
(McCorkle and I) have
a good connection, Keisling said. We are good
at passing it to each other even in a tight zone,
and I think that opened
it up more so we could
get more outside shots as
well.
The Panthers finished
the game at the line,
going 19-for-28 from the
charity stripe.
Oregons defense held
Edgewood to 15-for-57
from the field.
Senior Cassidy Nikolai added seven points.
Keisling had 14 rebounds,
while McCorkle picked
up nine rebounds and two
blocks.
Edgewood senior Katie
Meriggioli finished with
12 points, only scoring three on a shot at the
buzzer in the second half.
Cassidy did a really
good job locking (Meriggioli down, head coach
Corey Sielaff said. She
can usually create, but
Cassidy is just a lockdown defender ... We just
did a great job. People

were there on defense.


They were showing on
helping lanes, and they
were playing physical in
the lane. You have to win
that way.
Oregon hosts Fort
Atkinson at 7:30 p.m.
Friday and travels to nonconference Jefferson at
7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
2.
We are right in the
conference race, and I
dont think anyone takes
us lightly because it is
that type of conference.
But it is nice to get that
win to prove it, Sielaff
said.

Panthers vs. Cancer


Besides the big win,
the night also featured a
Panthers vs. Cancer fundraiser that helped raised
money for Gildas Club
Madison.
A 50-50 raffle a halftime and a dollar to shoot
at half court event helped
raise $400.
Sielaff said that teaching their players life lessons outside of basketball
is always something her
and the rest of the coaches strive for.
Those lessons are why
you coach. That is why I
coach. We love our players, and we have had a
bunch of kids that are
greatly affected by cancer
even on this team right
now, Sielaff said. So to
see the kids rally around
each other and the community to rally around
those families are really a
beautiful thing.

Swim: Panthers enter Feb. 6 conference meet seeded second


Continued from page 7
co-op the past three seasons, finished
out his final home meet by taking the
100 breaststroke in 1:11.95 four seconds ahead of Monona Grove.
While Oregon returns all of its tops
scorers next year minus Rule, Monona Grove wont be getting any weaker
as sophomores Ben McDade (200
IM, 400 free), Eric Storms (100 backstroke) and Shane Sackett and Erik

Doll (50, 100 free) all won events on


Tuesday.
Oregons JV team fell 61-37.
The Panthers are now off until the
Badger South Conference meet Saturday, Feb. 6, at Stoughton High
School. Competition at conference
gets underway at 1 p.m.
Im very pleased with where
we are right now and where we are
going, Krueger said. Were looking
forward to the championship season

now.
Struggling to get out of the bottom
of the conference last year, Oregon
enters this years meet seeded second
behind Monona Grove.
To win one dual meet last year to
winning all of them up to tonight we
put ourselves in position to be competitive at conference, Krueger said.
Weve put ourselves in a position to
finish second or better and thats all
we can ask for.

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Photo by Bill Livick

Jamie Bush, owner


of Headquarters
Restaurant and Bar,
completed work
in December on a
2,400-square-foot
banquet hall addition
to his business at 101
Concord Drive.

Banquet hall opens on south side


Headquarters builds
large addition
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Photos by Jacob Bielanski

Owner Jamie Bush plans to schedule events such as wedding and anniversary receptions, sports ceremonies, and birthday parties, as well as occasional live music events. Several bands will perform in
the hall beginning in February.

bring in music, because its


entertainment and it gets
people into the building.
A lot of whether we
have it on a regular basis
will depend on feedback
from the community, he
added. If people seem to
like it, Ill probably do it
for a while. If it doesnt
really go over well, well
adjust. Im just trying to
get events going there.
Chamber of Commerce
executive director Judy
Knutson told the Observer
the addition looks wonderful and is going to be

a really nice place for the


sports kids for their banquets and things.
The room has an attached
bar that can be closed and
made not visible to people
in the banquet hall. It also
features a row of large
windows along one wall,
allowing for lots of natural
light in the room.
Im very excited for
him, Knutson said. I
cant believe how many
people have called here
at the chamber and asked
for a room that they can
take kids to for sports

Dr. Larry and Barbara Mahr finish lunch at the new banquet hall.
The hall was used as temporary dining facilities Monday while
painting and repairs were done to the main dining area.

ceremonies and things like


that.
Bush said the facility would create about
20 new jobs. He opened

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The village supported the
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Bush said the addition includes a nearly
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He plans to schedule
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On Feb. 6, the rock band
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Public school open enrollment period starts on Feb. 1


Wisconsins public school open enrollment application period, which allows
parents to send their children to any public
school district in the state, runs from Feb.
1 to April 29 for the upcoming 201617
school year.
Traditionally, children in Wisconsin are
assigned to public school districts based on
the location of their parents home.
The states open enrollment program is
administered by the Wisconsin Department
of Public Instruction (DPI) and began in
the 1998-99 school year with 2,464 students transferring from their home district
to a nonresident district, according to a
DPI press release last week. The program
has grown over the years, with 53,188
students transferring during the 2014-15

Legals

school year.
Under public school open enrollment,
parents may apply during the three-month
application period to the school district
they wish their children to attend using the
online application website. Early and late
applications are not accepted. Districts will
notify parents by June 10 whether their
open enrollment applications have been
approved or denied.
Transportation to and from a nonresident school, in most circumstances, is the
responsibility of the parent. However,
some school districts may provide partial
transportation.

On the web
Parents and guardians may complete open enrollment
applications online:

dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

to no more than three applications to nonresident school districts for each child during the open enrollment application period.
Parents may request enrollment in a specific school or program in the nonresident
school district; however, enrollment is
subject to space and other limitations and
is not guaranteed.
Find out more
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ACT 55 ANNUAL NOTICE AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


January 2016

VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN
NOTICE OF
LICENSE REQUEST

(License year expires June 30, 2016)


The Village Board for the Village of
Brooklyn, 210 Commercial St., Brooklyn,
WI, will meet on Feb 8, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
to discuss the following license application:
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Carol Strause
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Published: January 28, 2016
WNAXLP

Dear Oregon School District Parents/Guardians:


We would like to share with you information about the Oregon School Districts academic standards, our school accountability report card, our students educational options and information about the special needs scholarship program as required
by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55.
Academic Standards
Our academic standards for each grade level and course are available on the Oregon School Districts website under District
Information and then Curriculum. The link is: http://www.oregonsd.org/district.cfm?subpage=123. The District uses the ACT
College and Career Readiness Standards and Common Core State Standards as a foundation for curriculum and instruction in
Mathematics and English Language Arts, and the Wisconsin Academic Standards in other areas except for Science. We are in the
process of aligning our science curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards.
School Report Card
The state has made the decision to forego state report cards for the 2014-15 school year. The 2013-14 Report Card for each
school is located on our website under District Information and then DPI (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction) Report
Card. The link is: http://www.oregonsd.org/district.cfm?subpage=6170. We are pleased to report that our Districts overall score
for 2013-14 was 74.8 Exceeds Expectations. Each school is broken down below.
School
Brooklyn Elementary
Netherwood Knoll Elementary
Prairie View Elementary
Rome Corners Intermediate
Oregon Middle
Oregon High
Oregon School District

***

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
Lucille D. Outhouse

Case No. 16PR38


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
December 28, 1914 and date of death December 6, 2015, was domiciled in Dane
County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 5099 CTH A, Oregon, WI
53575.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is May 6,
2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, Madison, Wisconsin, Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
January 19, 2016
Sharon O. Christensen
4827 Rome Corners Road
Brooklyn, WI 53521
608-835-5810
Published: January 28,
February 4 and 11, 2016
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AGENDA
Oregon Town Board
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Oregon Town Hall
1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575

6:30 p.m. Board Meeting


1. Call Town Board meeting to order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Reading and Approval of minutes
from previous meeting.
4. Financial Report and Acceptance.
5. Public Comments.
6. Discussion and possible Action
re: update to the towns mobile homes
ordinance.
7. Communication and Action of the
Dane County Board Bollig.
8. Fire & EMS Report (Oregon/Van
Kampen, Belleville/Clark, Brooklyn/Wiedenbeck).
9. Discussion and possible Action
re: Financing Oregon Area Fire & EMS
ambulance.
10. Park Committee Report and Action Root.
11. Assessors Report and Recommendation Blomstrom.
12. Building Inspection Services Report Arnold.
13. Constables Report Wackett.
14. Anderson Farm Park Report.
15. Plan Commission Report and
Recommendation Wiedenbeck.
16. Public Works and TORC Report
Ace.
17. Discussion and possible Action
re: Potential Impacts of the states 201617 Budget Bill.
18. Discussion and possible Action
re: Senior Center Van Kampen.
19. Board Communications/ Future
Agenda Items.
20. Approval of payment vouchers
Arnold.
21. Clerks Report Arnold.
22. Adjournment.
Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official

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Score
77.9
78.7
73.7
76.4
72.4
75.4
74.8

Performance Category
Exceeds Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
Meets Expectations
Exceeds Expectations
Exceeds Expectations

Public Secondary Open Enrollment to other


Schools
Public Schools

Brooklyn Elementary
Netherwood Knoll
Elementary

Oregon Middle

Prairie View
Elementary

Oregon
High

Rome Corners
Intermediate

Non-Public School Options

Students may apply to


attend other public schools Home-based Private Educational Program
outside of the Oregon School See DPI for more information:
District.
https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/homeschoolparent/
See DPI for information on
Virtual Charter Schools
eligibility and the application See DPI for information on eligibility and availability:
process: http://dpi.wi.gov/
http://dpi.wi.gov/imt/digital-learning/virtual-schools
open-enrollment

Our students also have two additional options to take courses offered by other school districts and institutions of higher
education:
Youth Options: The Youth Options program allows public high school juniors and seniors in good standing (academic and
behavioral) to take postsecondary courses at a Wisconsin technical college, a UW system college or university, or a Wisconsin
private, nonprofit college or university. This is a great opportunity for students to get a head start on a technical certificate, associate or bachelors degree, learn more about a field of interest, or develop skills for entering the workforce immediately after
high school graduation. You may find more information in the Oregon High Schools Student Handbook and the Districts website
under Oregon High School and Academics: http://www.oregonsd.org/OregonHigh.cfm?subpage=6464
Course Options: The Course Options program provides a means for Wisconsin students to take up to two courses at one
time for either no cost or up to one-half tuition costs to the student that are offered by other Wisconsin school districts, charter
schools, various higher education institutions and approved nonprofit organizations. The following link provides additional
information from DPI about Course Options including the application form: http://dpi.wi.gov/courseoptions
Special Needs Scholarship Program
If you are a parent or guardian of a student with a disability, the State of Wisconsin has established the Special Needs
Scholarship Program. Through this program, a child with a disability who has been denied enrollment in a nonresident school
district under the full-time open enrollment process may be eligible to receive a scholarship from DPI that allow the child to attend
an eligible private school that is participating in the program beginning with the 2016-17 school year.
This is a state-administered program. If you are interested in this program, you should verify the participating private
schools and the specific terms, eligibility criteria, and application procedures with DPI. You may find more information on DPIs
website at http://dpi.wi.gov/sms/special-needs-scholarship.
We thank you for your continued support and partnership as we seek to provide your student with the necessary opportunities to achieve his or her maximum potential. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or any of the Districts
administrators.
Sincerely,
Dr. Brian Busler
District Superintendent
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to the Clerks office at 835-3200 with 48
hours notice.
Posted: January 26, 2016
Published: January 28, 2016
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Oregon Plan Commission
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Oregon Town Hall
1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575

NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN for a PUBLIC HEARING to be held on Tuesday,


February 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., before the

DISHWASHER, COOK,
WAITRESS, & DELI STAFF
WANTED.
Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.
EXCLUSIVELY ROSES is seeking drivers for Valentine's Day deliveries February 11th, 12th and 13th. Routes go to
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must use their own vehicle. STRICTLY
LIMITED to minivans and cargo vans.
For further inquiries, please contact us at
608-877-8879.
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or 835-6677.

Town of Oregon Plan Commission at the


Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575.
1. Land Division and Rezone Request. Petition # DCPREZ-2015-10939;
Parcel #0509-264-9500-1; 296 Union Rd.,
Brooklyn, WI 53521. The request is for
shifting of property lines between adjacent land owners. The property would
be rezoned from A-1Ex to A-4 on 27.34
acres. Petitioner and Owner is Marshall
Brothers, 296 Union Rd., Brooklyn, WI
53521.
2. Land Division and Amendment of
Conditional Use Permit. Petition # DCPCUP-2016-02335; Parcel #0509-091-86001; 1350 S. Fish Hatchery Rd., Oregon, WI
53575. The request is divide commercial
property into two lots and amend the
conditional use permit. Petitioner and
Owner is County View Enterprises LLC,
1350 S. Fish Hatchery Rd., Oregon, WI
53575.
3. Conditional Use Permit Application. Petition # DCPCUP-2016-02334; Parcel #s 050936 -185010, 280010, 180610,
190010, 195010, 180510 and 050936
-481000, 480020; 157 County Highway
MM, Brooklyn, WI 53521. The request is
for a thirty (30) year Conditional Use Permit to allow nonmetallic mineral extraction and processing, i.e. sand and gravel
pit. Petitioner is Payne and Dolan Inc.,
N3W23650 Badinger Road, Waukesha,
WI 53187. Owner is Wingra Real Estate,
LLC, PO Box 44284, Madison, WI 53744

and Klahn Revocable Trust, 157 County


Highway MM, Brooklyn, WI 53521.
An effort has been made to notify
neighbors of this proposed change. To
ensure that everyone has been notified,
please share this notice with anyone who
you think would be interested.
Note: Agendas are subject to amendment after publication. Check the official
posting locations (Town Hall, Town of
Oregon Recycling Center and Oregon
Village Hall) including the Town website
at www.town.oregon.wi.us or join the
Towns e-mail list to receive agendas at
townoforegon@mailbag.com. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental
bodies of the town may be in attendance
at any of the meetings to gather information; however, no action will be taken by
any governmental body at said meeting
other than the governmental body specifically referred to in the meeting notice.
Requests from persons with disabilities
who need assistance to participate in
this meeting or hearing should be made
to the Clerks office at 835-3200 with 48
hours notice.
Denise R. Arnold
Clerk
Posted: January 28, 2016
Published: January 28 and February
4, 2016
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Obituary
M. Carol Cybart

M. Carol Cybart

Educational Options
The following is a list of educational options that exist within our Oregon School District community:
Public Elementary/
Intermediate Schools

in the current school year (2015-16) are not


required to reapply for the 201617 school
year. However, if the student will be entering middle school, junior high school, or
high school in the 201617 school year,
parents should call the nonresident school
district to find out if reapplication will be
required.
Parents may apply for their children to
attend 4-year-old kindergarten under open
enrollment only if the resident school district also offers a 4-year-old kindergarten
program for which the child is eligible.
More information also is available from
local school districts or from an open
enrollment consultant at DPI, (888) 2452732 (toll-free), or openenrollment@dpi.
wi.gov.

Marion Carol (Hoffman)


Cybart, 79, of Oregon,
passed away on Jan. 12,
2016, at Agrace HospiceCare in Madison.
She was born on June
20, 1936, in Pontiac, Ill.,
the daughter of Donald and
Hazel (Knobeloch) Hoffman. She graduated from
Pontiac High School in
1955.
Carol earned her nursing degree from Illinois
Masonic Hospital in Chicago in 1958 and worked
as a registered nurse for
43 years. She began her
career at Illinois Masonic
Hospital, then worked at
St. James Hospital in Pontiac. From 1963 to 2001,
Carol worked as a registered nurse and head nurse
at Mennonite Hospital and
Bro-Menn Medical Center
in Bloomington-Normal,
Ill.
After retirement, Carol
moved to Oregon to be near
her family in Evansville
and enjoyed spending time
with her grandchildren.

She volunteered at Olbrich


Botanical Gardens in Madison, was a 62-year member of Eastern Star and was
an eye donor to the Lions
Eye Bank of Wisconsin,
inspired by her work with
Gailey Eye Clinic patients
in Bloomington. Carol will
be remembered for her
dedication to nursing, love
of family, and her cheerful
outlook on life.
Carol is survived by
her daughter, Sharon
Cybart and son-in-law
Lyman Fuson of Evansville; grandson, Clark
Cybart-Fuson of Evansville; granddaughter Hazel
Cybart-Fuson of Madison;
brother, Raymond Hoffman of Orlando, FL.; and
many special nieces and
nephews.
Services will be at
Gunderson Oregon Funeral
Home, 1150 Park St., at 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, with
retired Methodist Minister Milton Ford officiating.
Visitation will be at the
funeral home from 4-7 p.m.
on Friday, Jan. 29 and from
10 a.m. until the service on
Saturday.
Memorials may be made
to Angels Wish-Cat Rescue in Verona, Wis., or
Agrace HospiceCare in
Madison. Online condolences may be made at
www.gundersonfh.com.
Gunderson Oregon
Funeral & Cremation
Care
1150 Park Street
(608) 835-3515

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assisting in our skiwear and winter clothing department during the winter. These
positions are year round jobs with flexible
shifts of 15-25 hours per week - weekdays and one weekend day. If you enjoy
working with people, like to ski or have
a flair for color and design, please visit
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449 Driver, Shipping


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LOOKING FOR Experienced CDL semidriver. Our business has expanded. We
are adding new equipment. Must be
professional, courteous and have clean
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paid mileage and insurance. Serious
inquries only. 608-516-9697

451 Janitorial & Maintenance


EVENING CLEANING Help Needed
in Oregon, WI. Full and Part-time shifts
available. Monday-Friday, NO WEEKENDS. General cleaning such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc. Apply at
Diversified Building Maintenance, 1105
Touson Drive, Janesville, WI. 608-7529465.

452 General
OFFICE CLEANING in Stoughton
Mon-Fri 4 hours/night. Visit our website:
www.capitalcityclean.com or call our
office: 608-831-8850

508 Child Care & Nurseries


CHILD CARE Verona Area. Non-Smokers. 35 years experience. 845-9288

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791
DOUG'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
608-845-8110
HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Winter-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
European.Craftsmanship
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377

RECOVER PAINTING currently offering


winter discounts on all painting, drywall
and carpentry. Recover urges you to join
in the fight against cancer, as a portion of
every job is donated to cancer research.
Free estimates, fully insured, over 20
years of experience. Call 608-270-0440.
TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

554 Landscaping, Lawn,


Tree & Garden Work
COMPLETE LAWN AND GARDEN
SERVICE offers professional pruning
services for your ornamental trees/
bushes/fruit-bearing trees. Properlytimed pruning will extend the life of
your plantings and encourage the
development of desirable characteristics,
such as blooming or fruit bearing. Call
Greg
today! 608-835-9541.

576 Special Services


DANCE PARTY! 608-220-4025 for your
next party. Mobile DJ.
HENNA TATTOOS!
:::::::::::::
Always wanted one, but
didn't want to go into
Madison to get it?
:::::::::::::
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I will come to you!
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coffee shop, library, etc.
Evening and weekend
appointments okay!)
:::::::::::::
Prices start at $10
and go up depending on size
Party rates also available!
:::::::::::::
For questions, sample pic
requests or to set up
an appointment, call or text
608-217-8318
or email
hobohenna@gmail.com (Facebook
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:::::::::::::
(addit'l charge of $1/mile may apply
if travel is more than 10 miles from
Downtown Stoughton)

602 Antiques & Collectibles


COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"
Customer Appreciation Week!
Feb 01-07. 20% Discount!
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
FOR SALE Oak firewood, seasoned and
split. Delivered. 608-843-5961

SEASONED SPLIT OAK,


Hardwood. Volume discount. Will
deliver. 608-609-1181

UNION ROAD STORAGE


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
608-835-0082
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

DEER POINT STORAGE


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337

696 Wanted To Buy


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

705 Rentals
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
SCHETTLER TERRACE 1BR apartments in Verona for persons 62+ and/
or handicapped/disabled. Rent starts at
$443 and includes major appliances, off
street parking, water and sewer, garbage
pickup and snow removal. Call 888-2375710 for more details. This institution is
an Equal Housing Opportunity provider
and employer.
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
www.madtownrentals.com
STOUGHTON 3-BEDROOM lower level
of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.

FRENCHTOWN
SELF-STORAGE
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$60/month
10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month
Call 608-424-6530 or
1-888-878-4244

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors


55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

RASCHEIN PROPERTY
STORAGE
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
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970 Horses
WALMERS TACK SHOP
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

975 Livestock
PURE BRED Red Angus Bulls, open and
bred heifers for sale. Pick your bulls now
for summer delivery. Shamrock Nook
Red Angus 608-558-5342

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ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE


10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
OREGON/BROOKLYN
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900

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Comments?
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Applications will be taken through Friday, January 29, 2016.

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We offer competitive wages based on experience and


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IMMEDIATE FULL TIME OPENINGS FOR:


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The Successful Press Operator will


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RENT SKIDLOADERS
MINI-EXCAVATORS
TELE-HANDLER
and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
grinder.
By the day, week, or month.
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Days only, no weekends.


Experience.
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WEB PRESS UTILITY

A Press Operator is responsible for the


production, finishing and packaging of
small plastic parts.

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise

Established, locally owned cleaning


company is now hiring.

C.N.R. STORAGE
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
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HELP WANTED
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First & Second Shift

11

Oregon Observer

6803 SUNSET Dr., Lot 3. Rural Wooded


desireable lot within 1 mile of town.
8+ acres. No deed restrictions. Verona
schools. MLS# 1758398. $267,500. Mary
Ruth Marks, (608) 513-7490. Bunbury &
Associates.

OREGON SELF-STORAGE
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316

720 Apartments

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT


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Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
Kitchenette-Breakroom
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865 Mobile Homes


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NORTH PARK STORAGE


10x10 through 10x40, plus
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January 28, 2016

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Highway: No changes
a new highway alignment
have been postponed,
and that the DOT has
elected to improve the
existing highway instead.
Gracz said he wasnt
expecting the change of
plan because the DOT
has held numerous meetings with the public on the
project.
I was surprised that
after all these years of public information meetings,
theyre not going to put the
road in the permanent right
of way, Gracz said.
The DOT had planned
to reconstruct the road to
the west of its current corridor on land it had purchased in the 1960s.
Gracz thinks part of the
reason the DOT abandoned its previous plan
has to do with a lack
of funding. He added
hes not sure if this is the
DOTs final decision on
the project.
Knorr told the Observer
Monday the DOT is just
beginning the design phase
for the project and will
eventually hold two public information meetings
one to gather the publics
input and another once
decisions have been made.
She said improvements
would include milling
and resurfacing the road
with asphalt, straightening
segments and removing
obstacles to improve visibility along the roadway.
She said the DOT
would like to remove the

hill at the intersection


of Hwy. 14 and County
Hwy. A.
The DOT held its last
information meeting with
the public here in October
2014 at Oregon Middle
School, when about 150
people showed up to look
at maps and ask questions
following a short presentation about the relocation and expansion of the
road between Oregon and
Brooklyn.
DOT officials said then
the expansion was needed
because of increased traffic volume, safety issues
and aging road conditions.
Theyd planned to realign
Hwy. 14 to a straighter
path running west of its
current route.
At the time, the DOT
planned to have another
public information meeting and public hearing prior to approving an environmental impact assessment this spring.
Some of the alternatives the DOT considered
included a new two-lane
highway or a four lane
divided road with interchanges.
In weighing each alternative with its expected
safety benefit, environmental impact, cost
and delivery timeline,
WisDOT has elected to
improve the existing roadway, Knorr wrote in her
letter.
She said the first public meeting to discuss the
proposed changes hasnt
yet been scheduled.

Kindschi: Bringing
global perspectives
Continued from page 1

Photo courtesy Google Street View

The house at 159 S. Main Street, where a parking lot is being proposed, was
photographed in 2011. Owners Jerry and Bonnie Thiel said they dont wish to
make a profit from the sale of the building.

Parking: House offered for $200K


Continued from page 1
proposed that the village purchase a house they own at 159
S. Main St., where the street
transitions from businesses to a
residential area, and convert the
property into a 65-stall parking
lot. The couple said they arent
looking to make a profit from
the sale, but they believe more
parking would benefit downtown
businesses, including ones in
buildings they own further north.
The board met in closed session last week to discuss the proposal.
Gracz told the Observer in an
email that village planner Mike
Slavney feels the proposed parking lot might be in the right location to serve future downtown
developments, but until the civic
campus plan is completed (sometime in the summer of 2016), it is

premature to proceed with either


acquiring the property and/or
building the lot at this time.
He added that if the lot were
constructed, additional property
would have to be acquired from
UW Health, which has a clinic
next to the Main Street property,
to create space for a five-footwide landscaping buffer on the
south end of the lot.
Gracz said the villages Comprehensive Plan would also have
to be amended to allow the lot to
be built in the downtown area.
In a December meeting with
public works director Jeff Rau,
the Thiels indicated they would
sell the property for about
$200,000, Rau wrote in a memo
village officials. The Thiels
received an estimate of about
$25,000 to move the house, Rau
added.

Global Education Steering Committee and has


been involved in the advocacy for and development of the Global Education Achievement Certificate, the release read. Lou also actively networks with educators across the globe to exchange
information and to connect classrooms in Oregon
to places afar.
Kindschi, also named 2010 Wisconsin Council
for the Social Studies Distinguished High School
Teacher of the Year, has also earned an Academic
Fellowship Study to South Korea, was named a
U.S. State Department Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow and received Fulbright Scholar Program grants to develop curriculum about Rwanda
and India. In 2013, she told the Observer how
these travels have impacted her many students
over the years.
The world is coming to us, and its important
that all of our students challenge themselves and
also learn where and how they can become more
informed about the rest of the world, Kindschi
said. You will have contact from people from
around the world who might have different faith,
ideas, traditions and perspectives. When we talk
about diversity, were learning about others, and
we become more rich in the process.
In an email to the Observer last week, OHS
principal Jim Pliner called Kindschis commitment to educating global citizens remarkable.
She has worked to expand the horizons of her
students, and to provide them with cultural experiences that change them, he said. They see themselves, and their place in the world, differently.
District superintendent Brian Busler cited Kindschis working collaboratively with the DPI to bring
the global diploma certification to OHS students.
We are so proud of Lou and what she has
brought to Oregon students with this program, he
said. Our students have the opportunity to study
the global world and make connections that build
a greater understanding of the world we all live in.
Shes a shining example of an outstanding teacher
making connections with her students on a global
stage.

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