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Oregon School District

Compensation
referendum
set for Nov. 8
District makes
good on promise to
teachers
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

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Katiya Gombar hangs out inside an iceberg that washed up on shore near her groups camp. During high tide, different icebergs would come in, leading to a new surprise each day.

School with a view


Oregon native returns from 75-day Alaska expedition

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A f t e r s p e n d i n g s eve r a l d a y s
marooned in a whiteout atop a distant
Alaskan mountain, 21-year-old Katiya Gombar ventured outside her tent
and was immediately stunned by what
she saw.
The sun illuminated the peaks surrounding the camp, a view all too elusive after enduring constant rain and
snow for nearly a week.
I took probably 100 pictures,
Gombar said with a laugh.
The 2013 Oregon High School
graduate had returned home earlier
this month from a Summer Semester
in Alaska spent trekking across the

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Instructors praise
Gombars growth
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wilderness by sea, trail and ice. Led
by the National Outdoor Leadership
School (NOLS), the 75-day program
is one of many courses offered by
the organization that challenges students of all ages to hone their leadership and outdoor survival skills, all
while navigating through some of the
worlds most remote areas.

Gombar, a self-described outdoors


enthusiast, was introduced to the program after a former boss and several
of her peers at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where shes
studying environmental education,
recommended she take a course.
Motivated by opportunity to put her
passion for the environment into practice, Gombar boarded a plane to Alaska in mid-May before the ink was dry
on her final grades from the spring
semester. There, she met the instructors and nine fellow students shed be
spending every moment and traveling a combined 400 miles with over
the next several months.
We all came from different places

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Oregon Area fire chief taking Bellevue job


Fire/EMS District.
Mlnarik
Mlnaraccomplished much i k t o l d t h e
Observin 14 months
er Monday
that his last
Bill Livick
day would
be Sept. 14.
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Hes acceptAfter 14 months on the ed an offer Mlnarik
job, chief Jack Mlnarik is t o b e c o m e
leaving the Oregon Area fire chief in the Village of

Bellevue, a community of
about 15,000 near Green
Bay.
Mlnarik told the Observer
that Bellevue is his wifes
hometown, and the couple
has always been interested
in living and working there.
It was an extremely difficult decision to leave
Oregon, Mlnarik said. I
didnt have my name in

anywhere else.
Mlnarik said he promised
his wife when they got married that if the job of fire
chief in Bellevue ever came
up, he would apply for it.
It was always her dream
to move back home, he
e x p l a i n e d . I v e b e e n
doing this for 20-some

For the past few years, the


Oregon School Board has
told teachers their turn at the
table would come.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, it will,
as Oregon School District
voters will decide on a $1.5
million recurring teacher
compensation referendum
more than two years in the
making. The plan was originally intended for inclusion
with the $54.6 million capital projects referendums in
2016.
Turn to Referendum/Page 4

Police: Hit-and-run driver


on wrong side of the road
Brooklyn man faces
up to 50 years for
bicyclists death
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

A Brooklyn man faces up


to 50 years in prison after
he was charged Aug. 18 in a
hit-and-run bicycle death in
the Town of Oregon.
Kevin Meister, 35, faces counts of hit and run

resulting in
death, second degree
reckless
homicide
and possession of drug
paraphernalia for the Meister
Aug. 5 incident in which 33-year-old
Shelton Berel was struck
and killed while riding his
bicycle.

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School board members


unanimously passed four
separate resolutions Monday night required to move
the teacher compensation
plan to referendum, including asking to exceed the districts revenue limit and to
take up to $1.9 million from
fund balance.
District superintendent
Brian Busler said the plan
is designed to recognize
and reward high-performing educators in the district
while creating a clear path
for their professional development and accountability,
something he said reflects
feedback gathered from last
years community survey on
the topic.

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Bookworms set up camp

The library gave patrons a rare opportunity to linger after


hours during Family Fort Night on Friday, Aug. 19. Neighbors, friends and families joined forces to build little shelters
from whatever they could find chairs, blankets, sheets and
tables before settling in with snacks and, of course, plenty
of books to read.

Max Labowski, 1, of Oregon, grabs a glow stick to help him


see in the darkness of his fort.

April Seekins, 4, and Reynard Reszel, 3, both of Oregon, eat snacks inside the cozy quarters of their fort.

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Eliana Ohlinger, 3, of Oregon, makes a camping-themed craft


to take back to her fort.

Duncan Kosharek, 8, uses clothespins to secure the ceiling of his fort.

Village accepts land donation for small park


Site would also
serve as a memorial
to Elving Kjellstrom

a small park will be developed near the bike trail.


The Kjellstrom family,
owners of Wisco Industries
Inc., offered to donate land
at the southwest corner of
BILL LIVICK
Braun Road and Market
Street for use as a park and
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a memorial for family patriThe Village Board last arch Elving Kjellstrom.
In a June 27 letter to vilweek accepted the donation
of a half-acre parcel where lage administrator Mike

Gracz that was signed by


Dennis, Gary, Randy and
Doug Kjellstrom, the family suggested the parcel
would be useful as a park
because its located next to
the Oregon Bike Trail.
It would also serve as a
memorial to their father,
Elving Kjellstrom, who
was a key figure in the
village of Oregon since

arriving in 1946, the Kjellstroms wrote.


Elving Kjellstrom founded Wisconsin Mold and
Tool Company at 895 Market St. in 1946 and incorporated three years later.
The company changed its
corporate name to Wisco Industries in 1969. It
remains one of the villages
largest private employers.

Discover the

Village administrator
Mike Gracz explained that
when the village extended
Braun Road into the Alpine
Business Park several years
ago, the extension created
a small vacant parcel at the
corner of Braun Road and
Market Street.
The Kjellstrom family
owns the property and recognized it was not useful to
the company but would be
a nice place for a park and
memorial to their father.

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The family is also willing to fund amenities in


the proposed park, Gracz
said, including things such
as a memorial plaque, bike
racks, benches, trees or
similar items recommended
by the village.
At Graczs suggestion,
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prayed for us, thought of us, brought over food, sent
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Development screenings in Sept.


make suggestions for early intervention services, if needed, she said. It
is a great program and I would highly
encourage families to participate.
For information or to set up an
appointment, contact the district at 8354000. Screenings will be at St. Johns
Lutheran Church, 625 Netherwood St.,
Oregon from 3-7p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
14, and Thursday, Sept. 15, as well as
8:15a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 16.
Appointments are strongly encouraged.
Please allow 90 minutes for the visit.
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Board approves sidewalk assessments


Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

The Village Board on Monday authorized the village to


assess up to 32 properties for
new sidewalk installed as part
of work done on South Main
and Elm streets.
The village will charge
property owners for half the
cost of sidewalk replacements taking place this summer.

In June, the board


approved Public Works
director Jeff Raus plan to
special assess homeowners for the work, and adopted an ordinance requiring
property owners to replace
lead water services when
their street undergoes reconstruction. On Monday, Rau
said only one water service
in the project area was found
to have lead pipes.
The street work is taking place on South Main
Street from Elm Street to
State Street, and Elm Street
from South Main Street to
Janesville Street. The project involves replacing water

mains, water laterals, curb


and gutter, sidewalk, driveway aprons and the street
surface.
The special assessment
plan requires homeowners
to pay half the cost of sidewalk removal and replacement along the lot frontage
and 100 percent of the cost
for water service lateral
replacement from the curb
stop to inside the home.
Rau had estimated that an
average special assessment
would range from $2,400 to
$3,200. Final assessments
will be determined based on
actual bid prices and field
verification of quantities. He

estimated that if the village


were special assessing full
amounts for water service,
sidewalks, aprons and curb
and gutter, the total assessment could range from
$4,500 to $6,500.
The village will pay the
cost for everything except
half the sidewalk because
the work falls in the realm of
public improvements, Rau
said.
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years now, and in that time
shes missed a lot of family events. So I figured it
was the right thing to do
because of all the sacrifices
shes made.
Mlnarik said the district
here has been extremely
easy to work with, and he
feels that together with the
members of the department,
hes accomplished a lot in
the past 14 months.
Since he arrived in June
2015, the fire district has
added three new full-time
firefighters, worked on
updating village ordinances
relating to the district, and
Mlnarik has nearly completed rewriting and implementing the departments
standard operating guidelines.
He came in with a plan
and hit the ground running,
Fire Commission chair Jeff
Boudreau said. Yet he did
it in a way that unified the
community both inside and
outside the department.
Mlnarik said district officials have been behind us
all the way.
Weve had some bumps
in the road, but weve
always been able to work
together and get everything done for the good of
the district and the department, he said. Its tough
to cut ties here after a

year, especially with all


the things weve done as a
group together and what Id
hoped we would do in the
future.
Boudreau said Mlnarik
did an excellent job while
he was here.
He did a lot of work to
pick up where Chief (Dave)
Bloom left off, Boudreau
said. He organized and
focused the department to
bring a new level of professionalism to it. He encouraged community involvement within the department
and led by example.
Longtime Fire Commission member Phil Van
Kampen told the Observer
that Mlnarik did well with
his limited time.
We had a part-time chief
before, and theres only so
much that a part-time person can accomplish, Van
Kampen said. Jack was
able to add to the professionalism of the department, and he certainly
brought up the morale.
On Monday, Boudreau
said the Fire Commission
had a meeting scheduled
that night to discuss the
way forward, and the joint
board meets after the commission to discuss the same
thing.
The Fire Commission
oversees the fire districts
day-to-day operations and
budget, and the Joint Fire

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of hiring and firing.
Boudreau said he expects
the fire chief to remain a
full-time position. He also
expects the joint board to
begin the process of hiring
a new chief right away.
Jack is very clear that
he wants the department
to transition successfully,
Boudreau said. I know this
was a difficult decision to
make, but at the end of the
day it came down to the
best fit for his family.

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Meister told police he


believed he had hit a deer
and he kept driving because
he was late for work,
according to the criminal
complaint.
The complaint states witnesses told a Dane County
deputy at the scene they
saw Meister, then only
identified as the driver of a
black truck, driving erratically before he hit Berel at
the intersection of Lincoln
Road and Hillcrest Lane.
(A witness) stated that
she then saw a bicycle
wheel rolling down the road
away from where the truck
was, the complaint said.
(The witness) stated the
truck continued west and,
when she got closer, she
saw that there was a bicycle
in the roadway and a subject lying in the ditch.
An investigation later
determined Meister was
driving his truck entirely on the wrong side of the
road when it struck Berel,
according to the complaint.
A second witness at the
scene told the deputy the
truck had earlier driven into
and out of a ditch on Glenway Road before turning
onto Lincoln Road.
Meisters sister told
police that the vehicle
described in media reports
that had been spotted

leaving the incident sounded like her brothers, and


police drove to the Verona landscaping company
where he worked, according to the complaint. There,
officers observed on his
truck damage to the front
passenger side corner
including a missing headlight.
Meister told the officers he thought he had hit
a deer, and that he found
out about (the accident)
from the news. He also
said he was reaching down
in his truck to grab a soda
at the time of the accident,
according to the complaint.
The complaint also states
Meister agreed that he had
no reason to believe that he
hit a deer, but he just figured that was what it was.
Berel had a damaged
bicycle helmet and suffered
significant facial injuries,
according to the complaint.
The paraphernalia
charges resulted from an
Aug. 12 search of Meisters truck, which police
said turned up syringes, a
tea light cooker and other
objects related to drug use.
Meister is scheduled to
have a status conference
Sept. 12.

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The Oregon School District will provide free developmental screenings for
all 3- and 4-year-old children in the district next month.
Children will have the opportunity to
participate in fun activities while their
readiness, gross/fine motor and speech/
language skills are screened, according
to the district. Results will be shared
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Board still against ice


arena alcohol sales
Renewed request shot
down
Scott De Laruelle
Unified Newspaper Group

While some Oregon school


board members softened their
stance on a renewed request to sell
alcohol at the Oregon Ice Arena,
ultimately the board voted to keep
beer and wine sales away from the
venue, which also houses the districts alternative high school.
Shaun Peterson of the Oregon
Ice Arena spoke to school board
members Monday night about
arena officials renewed request
for a license to sell beer and wine
at the arena during Wisconsin
Whalers junior league hockey
games. Last year, arena officials
asked the Oregon Village Board
for a permit to sell alcohol at
games, but the board never voted
on the matter because arena officials withdrew the application.
The board had indicated its
opposition to the idea last year, as
well.
Citing 12 trouble-free years as
a part-time bartender, Peterson
said he would serve as the agent
for alcohol sales. He said alcohol
would be stored off premises and
would only be brought to the arena for games.
Peterson said while non-approval of alcohol sales at the arena
wouldnt make or break the ice
arena, the Whalers are the only
team in its league that doesnt sell
beer at home games, which he
said may impact the teams longterm viability in Oregon.

It would help supplement


some revenue for the ice rink and
serve as a revenue stream, he
said.
According to information in
board members packets, the
Village of Oregon asked for
the school boards input on the
request because the district rents
part of the ice area for its alternative high school, OASIS, for
around $20,000 a year. That
agreement ends June 30, 2017,
as OASIS will move into the high
school next fall.
Last August, when the school
board voted 7-0 in its preference
that no alcohol is served in the
arena, it stated:
It is preferred that no alcohol is served at the ice arena.
The Board shares the following
concerns that it does not want its
students exposed to alcohol or
alcohol related signage during
the school day or at District-sponsored events the Board is concerned that its students do not
witness the delivery or removal of
alcohol during the school day or
see remnants of alcohol use.
Citing the change in the latest
request, where alcohol would be
stored off-premises, board member Barb Feeney made a motion
to delete the first sentence of that
statement, and was seconded by
Krista Flanagan. The motion failed
to garner any more votes, however, and the board offered no new
motion, essentially maintaining
their past statement on the matter.
Email Unified Newspaper Group
reporter Scott De Laruelle at
scott.delaruelle@wcinet.com.

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He called the plan, which
rewards teachers for increased certification levels and years in the
district, a critical step for the district because of the rate of change
in education and the educational
environment.
One of the most important variables in the success of a
school district is the skill of our
instructors, he said. Education
is a people business, and we must
ensure that we continue to have
exceptional people in our schools.
Before the vote, OSD human
resources director/corporate counsel Jina Jonen told board members
shes concerned about the districts
future ability to hire the best and
brightest, citing an extremely competitive market in Dane
County for top teachers.
All of the districts that surround
us have adopted new teacher salary schedules, she said. We have
been lucky so far that (teachers)
have stuck with us with the hope
that a new plan was coming, but
how long can we ask them to
wait?
Applicant pools for open teaching positions have been shrinking
in recent years, Jonen said, citing
a nearly one-third drop in enrollment in state university teaching
programs.
In a very short time, the market
has changed, she said. When I
started here four years ago, not one
teacher called to ask me for the salary schedule before applying for a
job with us. Now, those calls are
common. If we do not find a new
path forward soon, we wont be
able to retain and recruit the same
caliber of teachers we have now.
Busler said four years ago, Oregon was the first school district in
Dane County to look at a teacher
compensation plan.
Now were the last district in
Dane County to address that plan,
he said.

Accountability,
sustainability
Board member Krista Flanagan
said the plan addresses teacher
accountability, is competitive and
sustainable, and cost is shared
within the district.

OEA support
Oregon Education Association spokesman Nathan Johnson, an
Oregon High School science teacher, said while the OEA had yet to
take an official vote on the plan, he anticipated the group will fully
support it. Johnson commended the school board for working so
diligently to find the funds within the existing revenue cap to minimize
the tax impact of this plan.
Revenue caps are strangling how funding works for education in
Wisconsin, and our teachers, locally, have borne the brunt of that,
with salaries essentially frozen in place for the last six years, he said.
This proposal combines ensuring compensation to recruit and retain
quality teachers, while also developing and evaluating teachers, to
ensure that every students receives a quality education.

Referendum
question

Sharing the
story

Shall the Oregon School


District, Dane, Rock and Green
counties, Wisconsin for the
2016-17 school year and
thereafter be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified
in Section 121.91, Wisconsin
Statutes, by $1,500,000 a
year, for recurring purposes
consisting of paying employee compensation for teachers
and other educational staff?

In an email to the Observer


Tuesday, district superintendent Brian Busler said district
officials will be meeting with
community groups, parent
groups and residents in the
coming weeks to share the
story supporting the districts
long-term vision and the
teacher compensation plan.
Dates for upcoming meetings
have not yet been set.

We are finding funds within


our own budget that will allow
us to help fund this plan, she said.
I hope parents and community
members will really take the time
to review this plan, and look at it
and ask questions.
Board member Jeff Ramin said
he hopes the community views
the teacher compensation plan as a
partnership, and said its important for taxpayers to know it has
built-in accountability.
Progression into the plan is
based on professional development, not just years of service, he
said. For the last six years, weve
been getting by with less than what
is necessary to fund the kind of
excellent education we expect in

this district.
Board member Dan Krause
warned that the referendum would
not be a long-term cure-all for the
districts finances, however, citing
continued cuts to public schools at
the state level.
This is not something thats
going to solve all our problems
forever, he said. This is going
to make our school district stand
out for some time, but we are still
under attack by the funding monsters at the state level, so we need
to continue to be vigilant and continue to be good stewards of the
money we do get.
Email Unified Newspaper Group
reporter Scott De Laruelle at scott.
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August 25, 2016

Village takes step toward


Perry Parkway connection
Board authorizes
agreement with
ice arena
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

A tentative agreement
between the village and ice
arena could help pave the
way toward connecting North
and South Perry Parkway in
2018.
The project is long overdue, in the words of Public
Works director Jeff Rau, who
said it will help all entities
including the Oregon Ice
Arena and Oregon School

District.
On Aug. 15, the Village
Board directed the village
attorney to draft an agreement
with the Oregon Ice Arena
that would allow the village
to use an existing stormwater
detention pond owned by the
ice arena in exchange for the
village maintaining the pond.
The agreement, which has
received the OIA board of
directors tentative approval, also calls for the village
to construct a drop-off lane
in front of the ice arena to
avoid traffic congestion.
In a July 25 letter to the
OIA board, Rau outlined
the villages proposal and
said it would be mutually

beneficial to the village and


the ice arena.
The agreement proposes:
OIA turn over long-term
maintenance of the pond to
the village
the village use the pond
and create a connection to
a new regional stormwater
pond planned to be built east
of the ice arena
the village incorporate
into the design of the Perry
Parkway connection a dropoff lane directly in front of
the ice arena
OIA not oppose the village relocating a brush and
yard waste site that exists
next to the ice arena
the village pay for lighting

part of OIAs south parking


lot
Rau told the board that
OIAs stormwater pond has
not been well maintained and
would be improved by the
village taking responsibility
for it. He said hed discussed
the agreement with ice rink
manager Ben Cowan, who
relayed the information to the
board of directors. The board
was receptive to the proposal,
Rau said.
The Village Board directed attorney Matt Dregne to
begin working on a contract
to implement the proposal.

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Drivers have a new warning light to look for when
driving near a school bus
as the 2016-17 school year
approaches.
A new regulation went
into effect Aug. 16 that
requires buses built after
Jan. 1, 2005, to have amber
lights that precede its red
warning lights while coming to a stop. The lights are
a signal that the school
bus is preparing to stop, so
drivers need to slow down,
pay attention and proceed
carefully, state patrol Lt.
Karl Mittelstadt said in a
news release.
While drivers can pass a
bus with amber lights on,

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they should do so carefully, Mittelstadt clarified.


Once the red lights come
on, as in the past, drivers
coming toward and behind
the bus must stop at least
20 feet from the bus and
remain until the red lights
are turned off or the bus
begins to travel again.

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results in a minimum fine
of $326.50, according to
the news release. If there is
no median, cars coming in
the opposite direction of a
bus are required to stop. If
there is a median or other
physical barrier separating
the directional lanes, the
law does not apply.
Before this law took
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Churches

Medication check-ups

schools, Oregon Youth Softball is partnering with UW Badgers Softball coach


Yvette Healy for an instructional youth
softball camp in September and October.
The camp is open to first through third
graders, and will feature two sessions: a
defensive/offensive section on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 through Sept. 28, and a
pitching/catching section on Wednesdays, Oct. 5 through Oct. 19. Proceeds
of the camp will go to Friends of Oregon
School District.
For information or to register, visit
oregonyouthsoftball.com.

A United Way-sponsored medication check-up program will return to the


senior center this fall, with slots open for
24 local seniors 65 and older.
Senior can meet one-on-one with a
pharmacist for a free, in-depth conversation about the seniors medications. Participants should be taking three or more
medications or supplements daily, have a
history of dizziness, have had a fall in the
last year or have concerns about memory. Caregivers who are responsible for a
seniors medications are also eligible.
For information or to be placed on the Piano/chimes recital
appointment list, call 835-5801. ParticJeanne Felixs music students and
ipants will be contacted when the dates C.L.U.B. members will perform a piaare confirmed.
no and chimes recital at 11 a.m. Friday,
Aug. 26, at the senior center. The recital
Yoga classes
will be followed by lunch (reservations
Hamm Chiropractic, 971 Janesville required by 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25).
St., will offer free beginner yoga classes
For information, call 835-5801.
during the month of September.
The class schedule is: 10 a.m. Thurs- Racing event
day, Sept. 1; 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; 6:15
Attend Oregon Fan and Driver Appreand 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; 10 a.m. ciation Night at Madison International
Thursday, Sept. 15; 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. Speedway, 1122 Sunrise Road, with
16; 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. gates opening at 6 p.m. and racing begin22; 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; and 2 ning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. All experience
The event will feature NASCAR Late
levels are welcome, and registration is Models, Sportsman, Bandits and Amerrequired. For information or to register, ican Ethanol Truck Series, as well as
call 835-2225.
a post-race driver/fan party and charity corn boil. Admission is $5 for adults
Softball camp
with an Oregon address on their ID.
In an effort to fight hunger in area
For information, visit misracing.com.

Grill For A Cause


Compete for the best pork dish while
raising money for Neighbors In Need of
Assistance at the fourth annual Grill For
A Cause from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Legion Park shelter,
205 S. 1st St., Brooklyn.
There will be yard games, live music
provided by Back 40 and Keatan Gunn,
and food available for donation throughout the event. Competition grilling ends
at 3 p.m., and food will be judged by
N.I.N.A. volunteers. The fundraisers
silent auction will be held Aug. 24-26
at Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.,
and will end Saturday before judging
begins. Items up for bidding include a
$150 Wisco Pizza Oven, $50 gift certificate for Main Tap, two 30-minute massages at Soleil Spa and more.
For information or a full list of silent
auction items, visit facebook.com/
grill4cause.

Truck/tractor pull
Brooklyns Labor Day Truck and
Tractor Pull returns Friday, Sept. 2,
through Sunday, Sept. 4, at Legion Park.
In addition to the tractor and truck
pulls, the three-day event includes live
bands, a craft fair, pedal pulls, food
stands and a beer tent. It is sponsored
by Brooklyn Sno-Hornets, Oregon SnoBlazers and Brooklyn Community Bank.
For information, visit oregonsnoblazers.
com.

Community calendar
OpenOffice ($20), senior center,
Thursday, August 25
835-5801
3-7 p.m., Oregon/Brooklyn Food
Pantry distribution, 1092 Union Road
Thursday, September 1
10 a.m., Free beginner yoga class
Friday, August 26
(registration required), Hamm Chi 11 a.m., Piano and chimes recital,
ropractic, 971 Janesville St., 835senior center, 835-5801
2225
6 p.m., Oregon Fan and Driver
Appreciation Night at Madison Inter- 6:30-8 p.m., Free Living Trust
workshop, Krause Donovan Estate
national Speedway (first race at
7:30; $5 adult admission), 1122 Sun- Law Partners,116 Spring St., 2685751
rise Road, misracing.com

Saturday, August 27

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fourth annual


Grill For A Cause, Legion Park
shelter, 205 S. 1st St., Brooklyn,
facebook.com/grill4cause

Tuesday, August 30

2-6 p.m., Oregon Farmers Market,


Dorn True Value Hardware parking
lot, 131 W. Richards Road

Wednesday, August 31

4-6 p.m., Computer Class: Apache

Friday, September 2

2 p.m., Free beginner yoga class


(registration required), Hamm Chiropractic, 971 Janesville St., 8352225
6 p.m., Labor Day Truck and
Tractor Pull, Legion Park, Brooklyn,
oregonsnoblazers.com

Saturday, September 3

10 a.m., Labor Day Truck and


Tractor Pull, Legion Park, Brooklyn,
oregonsnoblazers.com

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, Aug. 25
WOW: Preventing
Suicide
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of Aug.
22)

Monday, Aug. 29
WOW: Generational
Issues
ORE: OHS Girls Varsity
Volleyball vs. Monona
Grove (of Aug. 25)

Friday, Aug. 26
WOW: Saving Seeds
Talk @ Oregon Library (of
Aug. 23)
ORE: 2016 Oregon
Summer Fest Fireworks
(of June 25)

Tuesday, Aug. 30
WOW: Movie: High
Noon
ORE: OHS Boys Varsity
Football vs. Baraboo (of
Aug. 26)

Wednesday, Aug. 31
Saturday, Aug. 27
WOW: Movie: Marty
WOW: Marcy & the
ORE: OHS Chorus
Hilites Band @ Concert- Concert (of March 2016)
in-the-Park (of Aug. 23)
ORE: 2016 Oregon Thursday, Sept. 1
Summer Fest Hilites
WOW: Movie: Room
With a View
Sunday, Aug. 28
ORE: David Heim
WOW:
First Concert (of May 2016)
Presbyterian
Church
Service
ORE: OHS Improve
Show (of March 2016)

Sunday, September 4

8 a.m., Labor Day Truck and


Tractor Pull, Legion Park, Brooklyn, oregonsnoblazers.com

Monday, September 5

Library closed

Tuesday, September 6

1 p.m., Tuesday Movie: Eye in


the Sky (R, 102 min.), senior center, 835-5801
2-6 p.m., Oregon Farmers Market, Dorn True Value Hardware
parking lot,131 W. Richards Road

Wednesday, September 7

10:30 a.m., Great Beginnings


Book Club: One Thousand White
Women by Jim Fergus, senior
center, 835-6268 or skosharek@
oregonlibrary.org
10:45 a.m., Tracy Jane Comer
performs (registration required),
senior center, 835-5801

Senior center
Monday, August 29
*Stuffed Pork Chop
Rice Pilaf
Roasted Vegetables
Fresh Fruit, Dinner Roll
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
VO: Veggie Lasagna
Tuesday, August 30
Chicken Macaroni Salad
Three Bean Salad
Fresh Apple, W.W. Bread
Lemon Dessert
VO: Pasta Salad w/ Cheese
Wednesday, August 31
Cheeseburger on W.W. Bun
Pea Salad
Mandarin Oranges
Ice Cream Treat
VO: Egg Salad Sandwich
Thursday, September 1
Chicken Cacciatore
Egg Noodles
Buttered Brussels Sprouts
Diced Peaches
Multigrain Bread, Sherbet
VO: Veggie Meat Sauce
SO: Italian Salad Bowl
Friday, September 2
*Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes, Gravy
Tossed Salad
Pear Slices
Whole Wheat Bread
VO: Veggie Patty

*Contains Pork

Monday, August 29
9:00 CLUB
10:00 Dominoes
1:00 Get Fit
1:00 RSVP Sewing
1:30 Bridge
3:30 Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, August 30
8:30 Zumba Gold
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
Wednesday, August 31
9:00 CLUB
9:00 Wellness Walk
10:30 Sing-Along
1:00 Euchre, Get Fit
4:00 Computer Class
Thursday, September 1
8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced
9:00 Pool Players
9:45 Zumba Gold
12:30 Shopping at Bills
1:00 Cribbage
Friday, September 2
AM Veterans Assistance
9:00 CLUB
9:30 Blood Pressure
9:45 Gentle Yoga
11:00 Chair Yoga
1:00 Get Fit, Dominoes

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 George Kaminski
SUNDAY
10:30 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 Kathleen Owens
SUNDAY
10 a.m. Service
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11 a.m. Fellowship
11:15 a.m. Adult Education

Fitchburg Memorial UCC

5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg


(608) 273-1008, www.memorialucc.org
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink Jan-McMahon
SUNDAY
9:30 a.m. Worship

Good Shepherd Lutheran


Church ECLA

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 the Hillcrest
Campus and 10:15 a.m. worship
with Childrens ministries, birth
4th 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.

Low People in High Places


A persons position in society or in an organization
doesnt always correlate with his or her moral stature.
The CEO of the company is sometimes a jerk while
the cleaning lady or the guy who runs the mailroom
may be the nicest person youd ever meet. The ambition which it takes to get to high places may induce
some people to cut corners or treat others poorly,
whereas the person who does the so-called menial
work may realize that she serves others and thus act
accordingly. There is a spiritual lesson here which it
behooves us to pay attention to. That is, we should
be willing to do menial work and also be willing to
associate with lowly people. People who work in
the caring professions (doctors, nurses, teachers and
social workers, among others) know that everyone
has their cross to bear, and even the lowliest among
us have a story to tell. So take time to hear their story
and dont be afraid to associate with the lowly. Angels
have been known to come among us in the form of
wayfaring strangers.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with
people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Romans 12: 16 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

SPORTS

Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE OREGON
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Football

Youth lacrosse

Coyotes
awarded
national
title

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Oregon junior running back Brett Wannebo makes a second half-grab along the sidelines Friday despite the coverage of Waunakee linebacker Nic Friske.
The Panthers lost the game 30-13 after a 44-minute lightning delay.

Panthers cant finish rally

Warriors rack up 378


yards on the ground
JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Senior running back Cullen


Gahagan broke lose for an 80-yard
touchdown run on the first play
from scrimmage Friday, but Waunakee scored 23-unanswered points to
take control en route to a 30-13 win
at Oregon.
The Panthers still had a shot
in the fourth quarter when senior
quarterback Steven Moravec found
Gahagan on a 3-yard touchdown in
the fourth quarter. That pulled the
Panthers within two scores, 23-13,
but they did not score again after
lightning forced a 44-minute postponement with 7:05 reamining on
the clock.
It definitely affected us; we were
playing very well up to that point
and came out flat for that series
and they scored, which put it out
of reach, head coach Dan Kissling
said. Before that, I really think
we had the momentum, and if we
punch in a score it could have really
turn things around for us.
Waunakee led 17-7 at halftime

after L.O. Johnson sprinted for an


80-yard touchdown run following
teammate Javaian Daynes fumble.
Dayne then rumbled for a 42-yard
touchdown run on the teams first
possession of the third quarter to
extend the Warriors lead to 23-7.
Dayne finished the game with
255 yards and a pair of touchdowns,
including a 10-yard score after the
delay to seal the Panthers fate. All
told, Waunakee rumbled for 378
rushing yards on 43 attempts.
We wont see many teams this
year with two running backs that
are that good, Kissling said. I
was very impressed at how our kids
came to play against them. We need
to eliminate some of our mistakes
and we need to control the game.
One thing no one is ever in
charge of are injuries, and in one
of the scarier moments of the evening Oregon senior offensive lineman Hunter Schultz was carted off
the field on a stretcher and taken to
a local emergency room via ambulance with a leg injury on the Panthers ensuing possession.
I think the team rallied around
Hunter, Kissling said. He was
voted a captain by his teammates
Photo by Jeremy Jones
and is a three-year starter for us.
Oregon senior running back Cullen Gahagan catches a third quarter touchTurn to Football/Page 8 down that pulled the Panthers with two scores of Waunakee 23-13.

After all the points were


tallied and algorithms
completed, Lacrosse
America awarded the U11
Dane County Coyotes
the National Warrior Cup
champions.
Led by UW assistant
coach Jim Schleck of Oregon, the 10- and 11-year
old boys train in Fitchburg
in the rain, cold, and the
sweltering heat of summer.
While all the Coyote
teams did well, the U11
team swept the three Midw e s t t o u r n a m e n t s t h ey
participated, going 19-0.
It tallied 8,448 points,
and second-place Titanium Kentucky had 8,208,
according to the Lacrosse
America website. Thirdplace Team One Thunderbirds had 7,192.
After a successful Oregon lacrosse club season,
many members and coaches continued their season
with the traveling Dane
County Coyotes team.
G ive n t h e a m o u n t o f
hard work they put in,
their success should not be
a surprise.
This was not always an
easy road, the team had to
fight back from adversity
a few times, but this championship is amazing and
unbelievable, player mom
Angela Cao said.
Oregon has a rapidly
expanding youth program
to go along with its strong
high school girls and boys
programs.
The boys and girls high
school seasons are in the
spring from April to June,
and both programs are less
than five years old.
Warrior Cup champions
get their team names permanently engraved on the
winners cup.
Article submitted

Boys soccer

Oregon goes for eight straight


Panthers hope to jell early to
continue conference title streak
ANTHONY IOZZO
Assistant sports editor

After seven straight Badger South Conference titles, four straight sectional finals appearances, a WIAA D2 state title in 2013 and three
straight state appearances from 2012-14, the
Oregon High School boys soccer team is ready
for another successful season.
While the Panthers do lose six starters all
of whom made the all-conference team there
are some key players back, including senior
second-team forward Alex Verhagen and
senior Calvin Schneider.

2015 standings
Team
Oregon
Monona Grove
Milton
Stoughton
Madison Edgewood
Monroe
Fort Atkinson

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Also back are Ben Prew, Luke Pearson, Matt The returning letterwinners for the 2016 Oregon High School boys soccer team (front, from
left) are: Ben Prew, Calvin Schneider, Luke Pearson and Bryce Johnson; (back) Conor Jones,
Turn to Soccer/Page 9 Ryan Lopez, Ian Murphy, Matt Pearson and Alex Verhagen.

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Girls cross country

Panthers hope newcomers give them a boost Small team looks to challenge
JEREMY JONES

atop Badger South standings

Sports editor

The Oregon boys cross


country team is looking
forward to a competitive
season with several returning varsity runners and
the addition of a few key
seniors, head coach Erik
Haakenson said.
We look forward to
challenging other teams at
the top of the Badger South
Conference, Haakenson
said.
Monona Grove finished
third at conference last
year, but is returning nearly its entire team, which is
coached by an outstanding
coaching staff, Haakenson
said.
Defending champion
Monroe is returning five of
its top seven and will look
to compete with Monona
Grove, while Oregon will
continue to make a run for
the top of the conference
again in 2016 with the addition of a few wild cards.
As the teams top returne r, s e n i o r J o s h K l a h n
looks to build on a solid
track and field season in
which he placed fifth in the
3,200-meter run at the Badger South Conference meet.
He finished 24th at the conference cross country meet
last year.
Senior Ben Lokuta (27th
at conference), sophomore
Hogan Schulz (47th) and
junior Connor Brickley
(49th) are also back looking

JEREMY JONES
Sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Seniors on the Oregon boys cross country team (front,


from left) are: Josh Klahn, Sam Hakes and Hayden Storms;
(back) Jackson Pfeffer, Hudson Kugel, Charles Donovan,
Ben Lokuta; (not pictured) Nathan Buchert.
to help the team improve
upon last years fifth-place
finish at conference.
Beyond that the Panthers
will turn to a trio of JV runners from a year ago.
Sophomore Sean
Bychowski finished seventh
at the JV meet last season
and should crack the varsity
seven this season.
Senior Jack Pfeffer (24th)
and sophomore Will Oelke (31st) also competed on
JV last year and are looking to make the step up in

competition.
Oregon could get a boost
from a pair of first-time
cross country runners,
however, in senior Hudson Kugel who decided to
join the cross country team
over returning to the soccer
pitch, and Sam Hakes.
Kugel definitely has
speed, finishing second
at conference the 800 and
1,600 meter to OHS distance standout Chris Cutter

Turn to Boys XC/Page 9

Oregon girls cross country


finished five points (or about
an average of 3 1/2seconds)
behind Stoughton at last seasons Badger South Conference meet at Lake Farm Park.
The Panthers, who last won
conference and reached state
as a team in 2012, graduated
three of its top seven runners
(Nos. 3, 4 and 7) from that
team, however.
Connie Hansen earned second-team all-conference honors with her 10th place finish
at conference, as did Maddie
Lebrun (12th). Bree Paddock
was the Panthers seventh
runner at conference.
The Panthers return their
top runners in juniors Taylor
Schmidt and Bree Bastian.
Both earned first-team honors
a season ago.
Taylor and Bree are the
model of consistency in training and excellence for the
younger runners throughout
the summer, head coach
Doug Debroux said.
Sophomore Lauren
Beauchaine showed steady
improvement throughout last
season and added a 21st-place
finish at conference.
We have a relatively small
team this year in terms of
numbers (in the low 20s),
head coach Doug Debroux
said. We have to overcome

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Seniors for the Oregon girls cross country team (front, from
left) are: Ellie Horsnell and Julia Michalski; (back) Elizabeth
Markham, Carolyn Vogt and Peyton Schmidt; (not pictured)
Addie Cooper and Jamie Schrimpf.
that with a huge heart.
Sophomore returning letterwinners Kaity Kliminski
and Beauchaine are two of the
hardest working, most dedicated runners in the program,
Debroux said. Taylor, Bree,
Kaity and Lauren all had outstanding track and field seasons and were committed to

6 a.m. runs all summer.


All four athletes love to
train hard, are great role models and are hungry to compete.
Oregon should have some
depth with Carolyn Vogt,
who finished second at JV

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Girls tennis

Panthers in search of a new coach Oregon nets victory at


McFarland Quad
ANTHONY IOZZO

Taebel (86-80, 166) took third and


fourth, respectively.
Waunakee won the meet with a
The Oregon High School girls golf 701 (344-357), SPASH (376-353,
team is searching for a new head 729) and Beaver Dam (389-354,
coach after Frank LaVoy resigned 743) took third and fourth, respectively.
for personal reasons last week.
As of the Oregon Observers Tues- Milton invite
day deadline, no announcement had
The Panthers traveled to The Oaks
been made of a new coach or if a
Golf Course on Aug. 18 for the Milsearch was ongoing.
Athletic Director Mike Carr could ton Best-Ball Invitational and Orenot be reached for details on the gon finished third with a 249, behind
Milton (224) and Kettle Moraine
coaching search.
(239).
Wisconsin Dells invite
Taylor McCorkle and UrbanoOregon traveled to Christmas wicz finished with a 73, while Andi
Mountain and Trappers Turn Golf McCorkle and Payne shot an 85.
McKee and Lindmeiers finished
Courses in the Wisconsin Dells
Aug.16-17 and finished second with with a 91.
a 712 (361-351).
Waunakee invite
Taylor McCorkle was second overOregon traveled to The Meadows
all with a 154 (75-79), while Andi
McCorkle (94-90, 184), McKee (94- at Sixmile Creek Monday for the
91, 185) and Payne (98-91, 189) also Waunakee invite and finished third
with a 377.
contributed.
Taylor McCorkle finished third
Urbanowicz (134-127, 261) also
overall with a 76, while McKee shot
competed.
Beaver Dams Ashley Kulka was a 95. Andi McCorkle was next with
the medalist with a 148 (77-71), a 99, and Payne finished the scoring
while Monona Groves Ione Dyer with a 107. Urbanowicz (127) also
(86-79, 165) and Stoughtons Kelsey participated.
Assistant sports editor

Middleton won the meet with a


325, led by overall medalist Alexis
Thomas (72). Arrowhead was runner-up with a 333, led by individual
runner-up Alexa Holland (75).

Milton 167, Oregon 179

Sports editor

The Panthers opened the Badger


South Conference dual season Tuesday against Milton at The Oaks Golf
Course and fell 167-179.
Taylor McCorkle shot a 35, while
McKee finished with a 43. Andi
McCorkle was next with a 49, and
Payne finished the scoring with a 52.
Mia Seeman and Taylor Hakala
led Milton with a pair of 37s. Claudia Seeman (45) and Leah Fister
(48) finished the scoring for the Red
Hawks.
Oregon traveled to Portage on
Wednesday for the Portage invite but
results did not meet the Observers
Tuesday deadline.
Results will be in the Sept. 1 issue
of the Observer.
The Panthers host Stoughton at
10 a.m. Thursday at Foxboro Golf
Course and travel to Maple Bluff
Country Club at noon Monday, Aug.
29, for the Crusade Fore a Cure
invite.

The Oregon High School


girls tennis team traveled to
Sauk Prairie for a Badger
Conference crossover Tuesday and lost 5-2.
Julia Gerhards and the
Panthers No. 3 doubles supplied the wins.
Gerhards cruised through
her first set against Katie
Mack and was then able to
close out the match via a tiebreaker in two sets 6-1, 7-6
(5).
Kailey and Addie OBrien
got all they could handle
from Lydia and Michala
Bruenig but managed to take
their No. 3 doubles match
7-6 (5), 7-5.
Lisa Dombrowski had a
chance to add a third win at
No. 3 singles but was unable
to capitalize in the third set
4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Isabella Krier and Katie
Reisdorf were unable to
force a third set at No. 2 and
4 singles, respectively, losing 6-1, 7-6 (3) and 6-2, 7-5.
As for the team, were
really young so theres a lot
of potential and the girls are
playing better each match,
head coach Costin Fink said.

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Continued from page 8
conference, Ellie Horsnell (third), Sam
Kalupa (fourth) and Julie Bull (sixth).
Debroux said Peyton Schmidt who
was lost temporarily this summer when
she was diagnosed with a stress fracture,
and Elizabeth Markham are also poised
to step up.
Oregon also has five incoming freshman that could make an immediate
impact Zoe Frank, Sarah Adams and
Eden Meidl are very positive and hard
working middle school coach Martha
Klug said.

Bryanna Salazar was just getting


into cross country at the end of the season, but I believe she will great in high
school, Debroux said.
The fifth freshman in Ana Verhagen
who Debroux said, Appears to posses
tremendous potential.
Bryanna, Zoe and Sarah were very
impressive in terms of consistency and
sacrificing sleeping for summer training
runs, as well as their desire to work hard
and improve, Debroux said.
Stoughton did not graduate anyone
from that team and looks primed to
repeat as champions. Oregon and Monona Grove look to be in the fight, however

come October.
We have several girls that have made
remarkable improvement since last year
(winter runner, distance track and summer base training), as well as a very
enthusiastic group of young freshman
runners that did a great job buying into
the dedication and sacrifice expected in
our program, Debroux said.
The Panthers opens the season at
9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Jamie Block
Invitational in West Bend. Stoughton
hosts the conference meet at 9:30 a.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Continued from page 8
with whom he also won the 3,200 relay.
Kugel went on to finish second in the
800 at state, while helping Oregon take
third on the 4x400 relay.
Monroes Dylan Scace and Nick

Baumann will continue to work together and place high in the conference,
while Kugel and Klahn will make for
a strong competition on the first-team
all conference quad, Haakenson said.
Stoughtons Garrett Model, with a
strong pack of Monona Grove runners including Reed Anderson, James

Giftos and Charlie Ellenbecker, will


also continue to battle for a presence in
the top eight.
The Panthers open the season at
9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Watertown
Invitational. Stoughton hosts the conference meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 15.

Soccer: Season starts Friday at Luxemburg-Casco


Pearson, Bryce Johnson,
Conor Jones, Ryan Lopez,
and Murphy.
Oregon graduated firstteam forward Eric Moller,
first-team midfielder David
Heim, first-team defenders
Zach Hanson and Zach Stone
and second-team midfielders AJ Breitbach and Drew
Christofferson.
Also gone from last season
is senior Kierik Seeliger.
Head coach Kevin May
wrote in a preview questionnaire that Oregon is young
and lack experience but are
tremendously talented an a
very hard-working, coachable group.
Oregon opens up the season at 4 p.m. Friday at Luxemburg-Casco and travel to
non-conference Mount Horeb
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Conference preview
Milton and Madison Edgewood will be the two teams
that the Panthers will battle
for their eighth straight Badger South Conference title in

2016.
We earn (a conference
championship) by figuring
out how to play well together
sooner rather than later, May
wrote.
Milton, a team that has
challenged Oregon for the
title in several seasons during
the Panthers streak, also
returns just one all-conference player senior firstteam forward Scott Biancofiori.
The Red Hawks graduated
first-team midfielders Matt
Sheehan and Sean Grote,
first-team defender Ryan
Fisher and honorable mention defender Jake Schmit.
Edgewood is another team
Wermuth expects to be in the
mix but the Crusaders lose all
of their all-conference selections from a year ago firstteam midfielder Jacob Graham, second-team defender
Alex Wiese, honorable mention forward Kyle McIvor,
honorable mention midfielder Justin Dragoo, honorable
mention defender Jonathan
Ibach and honorable mention
goalie Aaron Ring.
Stoughton is another team

Conference schedule
Date
9-16
9-20
9-27
10-4
10-11
10-13

Opponent
Stoughton
at Monona Grove
at Milton
Monroe
at Fort Atkinson
at Madison Edgewood

to watch because of the rivalry with Oregon.


Zander Hartburg is the lone
returning all-conference player for the Vikings, earning
honorable mention as a midfielder in 2015. But first-team

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Baraboo doubles
The Panthers traveled to
Baraboo on Monday for a
doubles invitational and split
with the host Thunderbirds
and Portage.
Oregon fell 3-2 against
Baraboo, picking up wins
from Dombrowski and
Reisdorf (6-2 ,6-4) at No. 3
doubles and Ashley Johnson
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Gerhards and Isabelle Krier rolled 6-3, 6-3 at the other
No. 1 doubles match, while
Kailey OBrien and Addie
OBrien claimed victory
6-4, 6-3.
Reisdorf and Dombrowski added a second win, this
time beating Layne Leege
and Emily Brost, 6-1, 6-0
before Johnson and Sanford
capped the victory 6-4, 6-1.

McFarland Quad
Oregon opened the season
Aug. 17, scoring eight points
to win the McFarland Quad.
Gerhards won a pair of
highly-contested No. 1 singles matches 7-5, 6-4 and
7-6 (6), 7-5. Dombrowski
added two more wins at No.
3 singles, winning 6-3, 5-7,
10-2 and 6-0, 6-2. Schulz
split her matches at No. 4
singles, winning 6-2, 6-4
and losing 6-1, 6-0 against
McFarland.
Reisdorf and Sanford also
split, defeating Portage 6-3,
7-6 (8) before falling 6-3,
6-2 against McFarlands
Alyssa Obremski and Kendra Wendt.
Rachell Depuydt and
Johnson capped the tournament by sweeping their No.
3 doubles matches 6-1, 6-4
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The host Spartans scored
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Marian E. Abrams

Marian Abrams

Marian E. Abrams Grandma A, age 94, passed away


on Aug. 15, 2016, at Evansville Manor in Evansville,
Wis., with her family by her
side.
She was born on Nov. 8,
1921, in Ipswitch, South
Dakota, the daughter of Ernie
and Cora (Koschkee) Ellis.
Marian moved to Mount Hope,
Wis., and graduated from
Mount Hope High School,
where she met the love of her
life, Chester Abrams. Chester and Marian were married
in 1940 at the Little Brown
Church in Iowa.
Marian and Chester farmed
the family farm in Mount
Hope, where they raised their
two daughters, Karen and
Cheryl. In 1956, the family moved to Oregon, Wis.,
and Marian began working
for the State of Wisconsin,
DHHS. She retired after 26
years. After retirement, Chester and Marian traveled the
U.S. in their motor home and
they could often be seen riding their bicycle built for two
around town.
She enjoyed her daily paper
and doing the puzzles, she
loved reading, decorating
for the holidays (especially

Christmas) and, until recently,


walking on her treadmill. She
enjoyed being with her family most of all. Marian was a
member of Peoples United
Methodist Church and Oregon
Chapter 49 of Eastern Star.
Marian is survived by her
loving daughters, Karen Owen
and Cheryl (Dave) Mortensen;
the best grandchildren ever,
J e ff ( Ta m i ) O w e n , A m y Jo (Phil) Gillingham, Mark
(Ruth) Mortensen, Dea Marie
(Bob) Schaller and Marsha
(Sean)Tesar; and her pride and
joy, her seven great-grandchildren, Derek and Justin Owen,
Tyler and Shania Mortensen,
and Emily, Samantha and Nick
Schaller. Grandma loved keeping up with all of their activities. She is also survived by
several nieces and nephews.
Marian was preceded in
death by her loving husband,
Chester, in 2006; her parents;
a sister; and two brothers.
A celebration of her life
was held Thursday, Aug. 18
at Gunderson Oregon Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gail
Brown presiding. A private
burial was held at the Prairie
Mound cemetery.
The family would like to
thank the staff and nurses
a t E va n s v i l l e M a n o r a n d
Agrace HospiceCare for their
wonderful care given to mom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to Peoples
United Methodist Church,
Agrace HospiceCare or a
charity of their choice. Love
y o u M o r e M o m . O n l i n e
condolences may be made at
www.gundersonfh.com.
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p.m. on September 1, 2016 to discuss an
act upon an application for a rezoning
request and Ordinance for a property located at 127 Dewey Street. The proposed
rezoning request would allow the property at 127 Dewey Street currently zoned
Single Family Residential-4 (SR-4) to be
zoned as Single Family Residential-5
(SR-5). The hearing will be held at the
Village Hall at 117 Spring Street, Oregon,
Wisconsin.
A copy of the Ordinance and zoning
application is on file at the office of the
Village Clerk for public review. Office
hours of the Clerk are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday. All persons
interested are invited to attend this hearing and be heard.
Subsequent to the hearing, the Village Planning Commission intends to deliberate and act upon the request.
Any person who has a qualifying
disability as defined by the Americans
with Disabilities Act that requires the
meeting or materials at the meeting to
be in an accessible location or format
must contact the Village Clerk at (608)
835-3118, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, at least twenty-four hours prior
to the commencement of the meeting so
that any necessary arrangements can be
made to accommodate each request.
Peggy Haag
Village Clerk
Published: August 18 and 25, 2016
WNAXLP

350 Motorcycles
2013 KAWASAKI Ninja 300. 14K+miles.
Custom paint job on rims. Full Yoshirmura exhaust. Pirelli Diablo Rossi II tires.
Puig racing windscreen. Red shorty
levers. Carbon Fiber panels & tank protector. Fender eliminator. HID headlights.
LED integrated turn signal taillight. Single bar end mirror. Frame sliders,
Great beginner bike, super fun. looks and
sounds good. Most unique 300 you'll see.
$3700 OBO. 608-212-6429
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

***

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
CIRCUIT COURT,
DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
NANCY SHERMO
DATE OF DEATH: 6/28/16

Case No. 16PR551


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
June 15, 1934 and date of death June
28, 2016, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 416 Burning Wood Way, Oregon,
WI 53575.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is December 2, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
County Courthouse, 215 S. Hamilton St.,
Madison, WI 53703, Madison, Wisconsin,
Room 1000
Lisa Chandler
Probate Registrar
August 22, 2016
Beth Cox
165 Netherwood Road
Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-2233
Bar Number: 1028192
Published: August 25,
September 1 and 8, 2016
WNAXLP
***

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


GENERAL DEVELOPMENT
PLAN
336 & 354 NORTH MAIN
STREET AND 337 & 333
SODEN DRIVE
VILLAGE OF OREGON

p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 in


the Board Room of the Oregon Village
Hall, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, to consider the approval of the
General Development Plan submitted by
Tom Graves, Administrator and Current
Property Owner for improvements to be
made to the Oregon Manor Campus at the
property described as follows:
336 North Main Street, Village of Oregon, Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-6403-8
354 North Main Street, Village of Oregon, Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-6845-4
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-6411-8
337 Soden Drive, Village of Oregon,
Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-6362-8
333 Soden Drive, Village of Oregon,
Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-6371-7
A copy of the General Development
Plan is on file at the office of the Village
Clerk. Office hours of the Clerk are 7:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Subsequent to the hearing, the Commission intends to deliberate and act
upon the request.
Any person who has a qualifying
disability as defined by the Americans
with Disabilities Act that requires the
meeting or materials at the meeting to
be in an accessible location or format
must contact the Village Clerk at (608)
835-3118, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, at least twenty-four hours prior
to the commencement of the meeting so
that any necessary arrangements can be
made to accommodate each request
Peggy Haag
Village Clerk
Published: August 18 and 25, 2016
WNAXLP
***

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the


Planning Commission of the Village of
Oregon will hold a public hearing at 6:30

402 Help Wanted, General


DISHWASHER, COOK,
WAITRESS, & DELI STAFF
WANTED.
Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.
FORT LITTLEGREEN After school
nature camp. We are in need of support
staff from 2 pm to 6pm. Monday through
Friday. Call 873-9939 or email fortlittlegreen@gmail.com
CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

NOW HIRING: Seasonal Driver and


Production Help Econoprint Verona is
looking for seasonal help in our finishing
department. Flexible daytime hours M-F.
No experience necessary but speed and
accuracy are a must. If you like working
with your hands and working in a fast
paced, casual production environment,
this flexible position may be just for you.
This position requires standing, good
hand dexterity and some lifting of boxes.
Econoprint Verona is also looking for
an on-call courier to fill in as needed,
to make local deliveries. This position
requires lifting of boxes, interacting with
customers and a good driving record.
Applications are available in Verona at
our corporate office, or send your resume
to jobs@econoprint.com. Salary Range
up to $15.00 per hour (depending on
experience) 608-845-2862 330 Locust

ConnectOregonWI.com

GREAT PART time opportunity. Woman


in Verona seeks help with personal cares
and chores. Two weekend days/mth
(5hrs/shift) and one overnight/mth. Pay
is $11.66/awake hrs & $7.25/sleep hrs.
A driver's license and w/comfort driving
a van a must! Please call 608-347-4348
if interested.
JOIN AN agency with a long history of
supporting people with developmental
disabilities. Caregiver opportunities currently available throughout Dane County.
Work just a few hours per month up
to 20+ hours per week. Now recruiting
applicants with a wide range of experiences and interests. For more information, or to request an application,
contact Shannon at shannonmolepske@
ucpdane.org or (608) 273-3318. AA/EOE
TOWN OF Middleton disabled man
needs help with caregiving in own home.
Several different short shifts available.
Lifting, car needed. For more information
call or text Matt 616-2078. $11-13/hr.

441 Sales & Telemarketing


INSIDE SALES- FROM a well established west side office. Easy, no pressure phone sales. Hourly wage. Get
Paid weekly. Day or evening postions.
608-274-9884

451 Janitorial & Maintenance


CLEANING HELP needed in OREGON
or BROOKLYN, WI. Full or part time.
shifts available from 3:00pm. Dusting,
vacuuming, mopping, bathrooms etc. NO
WEEKENDS! Apply at DIVERSIFIED
BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 1105 Touson Drive, Janesville, WI 53546 or call
608-752-9465

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791

648 Food & Drink

HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Summer-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
Interior/Exterior
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377
RECOVER PAINTING Offers carpentry,
drywall, deck restoration and all forms of
painting 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

GARDEN MAINTENANCE & Clean-Up.


Completed Master Gardener Course.
Connie 608-235-4689.
LAWN MOWING
Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025

STOUGHTON- 1000 Keenan Lane. Moving Sale 8/26-8/27 8-5pm. Pool table,
sofa, 2/chairs, Avon collectibles, tables.
Many new items
STOUGHTON- 1704 Hildebrant St 8/25
8am-7pm.

STOUGHTON- 2025 Meadow Drive Fri.


Aug 26 8am-5pm, Sat. Aug 27 8am-2pm.
Multi Family Super Sale. Three push
lawnmowers, Men's- womens clothing.
Many household nic-naks, CRAFTS,
Designer purses, FURNITURE! Lots of
Stuff.
STOUGHTON- 800 King St. 8/25
2pm-8pm, 8/26 8am-4pm, 8/27
8am-12pm. Area rugs, dishes, Home
Decor, furniture, linens, artwork, turkey,
deer, duck hunting equipment. See
Craigslist. 608-873-9291

568 Sewing & Alterations


MENDING, HEMS, Zippers, etc. Remembrance items, bears,. From baby sleepers, jeans, furs. 608-712-3805

602 Antiques & Collectibles

STOUGHTON- 800 Truman Rd 8/258/26 8am-5pm. The Big Moving Sale.


Antiques, furniture, household, almond
colour stove
VERONA- 3802 Timber Lane Thu 8-25
8:30am-4pm, Fri-8/26 8:30-4pm, Sat
8/27 8:30-2pm Moving Sale. Everything
must go! Living room furniture, dining
room table and chairs, kitchenware, sofa
bed, shelving and much more!

COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL


& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"!
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

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It


pays to read the fine print.

672 Pets
FI GOLDENDOODLE puppies. Parent
AkC registered and on site. vet checked,
health warranty, $950. Albany, WI 608574-1043 Facebook: RustyDaisyGoldendoodles

642 Crafts & Hobbies


WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR
SALE:
Craftsman Router and Router table
w/vacuum and Router blades $250.
10" table saw. Cast Iron table
Craftsman brand w/vacuum and extra
blades in wall mountable storage
container. $250.
Delta 10" compound adjustable table
miter saw w/electric quick brake
(#36220 Type III) $155.
Craftsman Soldering Gun (w/case)
$10
Power Fast Brad (Nail) Gun-1" $30.
S-K Socket Set 1/4 SAE. 3/8" both
Sae & Metric (speed wrench, breaker
bar & ratchet included) $25 (in case)
Bench grinder on cast iron stand $70
Dowel set-up kit $35
Call John 608-845-1552

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Oregon Observer unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

PAR Concrete, Inc.


Driveways
Floors
Patios
Sidewalks
Decorative Concrete
Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell)
835-5129 (office)

B & R PUMPING
SERVICE LLC
Dave Johnson

(608) 835-8195
We recommend septic
pumping every two years

WE ARE HIRING

705 Rentals
2 BEDROOM Newly remodeled Townhouse apartment w/full basement
on Racetrack Rd-Stoughton. $850/
mo includes utilities. No Pets. Security deposit and references are required.
Available immediately for an approved
applicant. 608-772-3713
BROOKLYN NEW DUPLEX for Rent,
ranch w/ finished basement. 3-bdr, 2.5
bath, 1800 sq ft. 2-car garage, $1250/mo.
608-455-2525.
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
OREGON- CONDO 3 bedroom, one
full and 1/2 bath. Townhouse, 2 story,
one car garage. Appliances, 1344 sq ft.
$1195 +utilities. Available 9/1/16 Evans
Properties LLC 608-839-9100
STOUGHTON- 108 West Street, 2 bedroom, appliances, water, A/C heat, ceiling fan, on site laundry,well kept and
maintained. Off street parking. Next to
park. On site manager. Available September 1st, 2016. $770 a month. Please
call 608-238-3815 or email weststreetapartments@yahoo.com with questions
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- LARGE upper 1 bedroom. Near the River Bluff School. Available Sept 1. No Smoking, No Pets. $600/
mo + security deposit. 608-225-9033
STOUGHTON- NEWER Duplex 3 bedroom 3 bath 2 car. Laundry room with
washer/dryer large family room, stainless
appliances extra storage $1795+utilities.
2375 sq ft Available now or 8/1/16
Evans Properties LLC 608-839-9100

780 Rooms For Rent

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
Call: 608-509-8904

SHARE HOME on Lake Kegonsa with


single or other professional person. Ideal
for Madison employed person returning
home on weekends to other cities. Also
great For traveling person. $525 a month
includes all utilities- Internet cable etc- a
peaceful place to live. No Pets 815238-1000

801 Office Space For Rent

DEER POINT STORAGE


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

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT


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

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

970 Horses
WALMERS TACK SHOP
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise
FRITZ PAINTING Barns, rusty roofs,
metal buildings. Free-estimate . 608221-3510

NORTH PARK STORAGE


10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088
OREGON SELF-STORAGE
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316
THEY SAY people dont read those little
ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or
835-6677.

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.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
pays to read the fine print.

VERONA- 2 bedroom apartment 4 plex,


lower level. All appliances, W/D, fireplace, 1 car garage. No Pets or Smokers.
$850 + security deposit and utilities.
Available Sept 1st. 608-832-4815 or 7720484

WISCONSIN STATE
JOURNAL CARRIER

The Wisconsin State Journal


is looking for a carrier to
deliver in the Stoughton
area. Must be available early
A.M.s, 7 days a week, have
a dependable vehicle. Route
earns approx. $1,000/month.

For more information call


Pat at 608-212-7216

A small town, Five Star Skilled Nursing


Facility is seeking WI licensed CNAs. If
youre looking for a position where youll
be appreciated and where your input
matters, come and join our growing team.
Apply at:
www.oregonmanor.biz or
call Deb at (608) 835-3535.
EOE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A STABLE CAREER?


JOIN THE TEAM AT CLEARY BUILDING CORP.!

YOU can make a DIFFERENCE here


2016-2017 School Year

Part-time positions implementing project-based learning while


building relationships with families and children in grades K-5.
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Varying schedules Mon.-Fri., earning $10-12.50 per hour with no nights,


weekends or holidays
Program locations: Stoughton, McFarland, Madison, Middleton,
Mt. Horeb & Waunakee

Apply online at
www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/employment |

Comfort Keepers in Madison

Operating for over 38 years and with over 102,000 structures


sold, we are a thriving, growing, debtfree, nationwide, post
frame construction company headquartered in Verona,
Wisconsin. Our success is predicated upon our high sense of
urgency and exceeding our customers expectations. Check out
what clients have to say about us at www.myclearybuilding.com.

SEASONAL
HELP WEmployees
ANTED!
Now
hiring Seasonal
Belleville,
RETURNSin
PROCESSOR
2 WI
SHIFT
ND

- Starting at $13.00/hour
Distribution
Center: all positions and all
- Proficient keyboarding skills and experience
shifts
available. Starting pay $10.50 to
with MS Excel and Word required
$13.50/hr
- Must be available to attend a full two-week

IMMEDIATE FULL TIME OPENINGS FOR:


Accounts Payable Associate
Construction Crew Members / Carpenters
Sawyer Saw Operator
Truss Builder
Regional Semi Driver

training
session
Call
Center:
Telephone sales reps with
flexible scheduling available. Starting pay
RETURNS ANALYZER 1ST & 2ND SHIFT
$12.00/hr
ST
ND

MATERIALS HANDLER 1 & 2 SHIFT

We offer competitive starting wages based on experience and


opportunities for career growth. Full Benefits including life,
health, dental, vision and disability plans, paid vacation and
holidays, along with a 401(k) Retirement Plan.

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Call 608-442-1898

BROOKLYN- 10808 HWY 14 N. Cavalier


Village Trailer Park. 8/26-27 9AM-4PM,
8/28 9AM-Noon. Furniture, kitchen
appliances, dishes, camping equipment,
clothing, Canon SLRD camera, old
B.S.A. books, patches, and equipment
plus much more. All sales are final.

STOUGHTON- 1709 Barberry Rd 8/26


8:30-6pm, 8/27 8:30-Noon Lots of housewares and treasures for everyone!

SHREDDED TOPSOIL
Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
O'BRIEN TRUCKING
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI
608-835-7255
www.obrientrucking.com

ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE


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

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

652 Garage Sales

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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent

696 Wanted To Buy

OREGON- 450 Medinah-St 8/26


8am-4pm, 8/27 8am-Noon MovingSale
Various/house items/clothes/etc

ART'S LAWNCARE: Mowing,


trimming, roto-tilling. Garden
maintenance available.608-235-4389

Seeking caregivers to provide care


to seniors in their homes.
Need valid DL and dependable vehicle.
FT & PT positions available.
Flexible scheduling.

PLEASANT PRAIRIE
NATIVE FRUITS
ARONIA BERRIES
U-PICK
Friday-Sunday
8am-4pm
August 12-Sept 11
COOKBOOK AVAILABLE
18235 W Emery Rd
Evansville, WI
608-843-7098

RASCHEIN PROPERTY
STORAGE
6x10 thru 10x25
Market Street/Burr Oak Street
in Oregon
Call 608-520-0240

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

FOR SALE
1 SET OF MEN'S AND 1 SET OF
WOMEN'S GOLF CLUBS. EACH
COMES WITH GOLF BAG, PULL
CART AND HEAD COVERS. $100
PER SET
Men's full set (for tall right handed
player)
Women's full set (left handed player)
Contact: 608-845-1552

11

Cleary Building Corp. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity


Employer. Preemployment substance abuse testing and
background checks are performed. Veterans are encouraged to
apply.
To apply, complete an online application at
www.workforcleary.com

Apply
at 170
Countryside Dr. in Belleville
- Starting
at $10.50/hour
and get an immediate interview or go to
POSITIONS START NOVEMBER
30
www.duluthtrading.com/career
to apply

Apply Now!

Learn more or download an application at


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434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care

SEASONED SPLIT OAK,


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

720 Apartments

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TOW TRUCK DRIVER: Good driving


record, minimum 25 years of age, experience a plus, willing to train, NO CDL
required. Full and Part time work available. Call Jeff 608-219-8348

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational

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SKI SHOP
Sales & Service
We are now accepting applications for
part time and full time positions in our
ski department during the winter and
outdoor furniture in the summer. If you
have some downhill skiing experience
and enjoy winter sports and working
with people this might be the opportunity
you've been looking for.
Chalet is a fun and friendly place to
work with local owners who have great
appreciation for our employees and
customers. All positions are year round
jobs with flexible shifts from 15-40 hours
per week.
We offer a generous base salary with
incentive pay, great benefits, employee
discounts and free local skiing. Stop by
our store and apply in person:
Chalet Ski & Patio
5252 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711
608-273-8263

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel

DOUG'S HANDYMAN
SERVICE
Gutter Cleaning & Gutter Covers
"Honey Do List"
No job too small
608-845-8110

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SKI & PATIO SHOP


SALES ASSOCIATES
We are now accepting applications for
part time and full time positions in our
skiwear department during the winter
and outdoor furniture in the summer.
If you enjoy winter sports and working
with people, like to ski, or have a flair
for color and fashion, this might be the
opportunity you've been looking for.
Chalet is a fun and friendly place to
work with local owners who have great
appreciation for our employees and
customers. All positions are year round
jobs with flexible shifts from 15-40 hours
per week.
We offer a generous base salary with
incentive pay, great benefits, employee
discounts and free local skiing. Stop by
our store and apply in person:
Chalet Ski & Patio
5252 Verona Road
Madison, WI 53711
608-273-8263

Oregon Observer

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Drive Verona, WI 53593

August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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Alaska: Course included sea kayaking, backpacking and mountaineering across wilderness
issues), I think I was able
to challenge myself in a
way that helped me in the
long run, she explained.
If I have problems like that
again when Im climbing, Ill
think, I powered through that
and I can do it again.
At base camp on the
Brooks Glacier, where their
food had been dropped off
months previous by dog
sleds, the group learned how
to successfully probe for
and navigate around massive glacial crevasses, which
are often concealed by snow.
Gombar recalled looking
back after leading the group
(roped together in a long
chain) through one particularly treacherous area and
seeing exactly where the crevasses theyd avoided were
a sight both startling and
pretty cool.

Continued from page 1


and backgrounds, but your
GPA or how much money
you have and things like
that, that doesnt define
you when youre out there,
Gombar said. And I think
everyone should have the
opportunity to experience
that.

Straight out to sea


After spending two days
getting acquainted and
learning some basic camping skills, Gombar and her
coursemates set off for the
first segment of the trip,
sea-kayaking, with three
instructors. They spent 22
days and 181 nautical miles
island-hopping in Prince
William Sound on the southern coast of the state, carrying everything they needed
to survive Gombar likened packing their kayaks
to playing Tetris for the
duration of the trip.
The days passed with
mild weather, through water
sometimes as still as a lake
in the near-constant sunlight
of the Alaskan summer.
You felt like you had a
lot of energy all the time.
Sometimes youd just be
hanging out on the beach,
and youd check your watch
and it would be like, midnight, and youd think, Oh,
I should probably go to
bed, she said.
Each day on the water
would usher in a new sighting: whales, dolphins, sea
lions and other wildlife
would surface alongside

More adventures to
come
Photo submitted

Katiya Gombar leaps from an ice shelf with the help of a coursemate. Its pretty terrifying at first, but a good lesson I
learned is you have to take risks, and commit to the risk, she said.
their kayaks, and details
often easily overlooked
provided an opportunity to
share knowledge. Gombar
taught one nature nugget
NOLS-speak for a small
lesson about how moss
can help pave the way for
greater diversity within an
ecosystem, a tidbit shed
learned in a field studies
class in school.
All of a sudden, they (her
coursemates) were so excited any time they saw moss,

Gombar said with a laugh.


Everything Ive learned
had more impact when I was
out there.
The group transitioned
from sea to solid ground for
the last two segments of the
course backpacking and
mountaineering beginning
with a 100-mile trek in the
Healy Mountains. Traversing
through tundra, bogs and forest, the students would often
spend several days on their
own without an instructor,

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putting their navigation and
decision-making skills to the
test.
Feedback from both
instructors and peers was
almost constant. Gombar
said each student would meet
with a mentor every week to
hear what they were doing
well and what they could
work on, before repeating
that same process with their
tent group.
Youre all committed to
growing together, and you
all want to be better. So you
actually get really good feedback, she said.
Weeks later, they spent
their last night of the semester at a camp off the ice in an
area teeming with life, spotting caribou, marmots and
even a grizzly bear. They also
saw the Northern Lights for
the first time: a fitting conclusion to their trip together.
You know these people
better than you know anyone, pretty much, because
youve spent so much time
with them, Gombar said.
The last day just happened
so fast, and we were all just
separated and going our different ways.

Navigating through
challenges
Going into the semester,
Gombar said she set a goal
to improve her comfort level with navigating and using
a map. At one point during
the backpacking segment,
her small group mistakenly
followed another group up
the complete wrong mountain pass, taking them far
from where they need to
rendezvous by the end of the
day. But instead of getting
discouraged, they chose to
keep a positive attitude and
simply correct course. Her
mentality, she said, was that
you could either have a really good day or a really bad
day, and that choice was all
in your head.
That approach became
particularly useful when the
terrain eventually gave way
to the moraines, glaciers and
towering ice sheets of the
mountaineering section, all
within sight of Denali, North
Americas highest peak.
Gombar said she soon felt
the effects of asthma and paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction, conditions shed battled for years, as she carried
an 80-pound pack up steep
climbs. But instead of suffering silently, she said she
decided to not let it hold her
back and was able to accomplish optional course offerings like ice climbing and
completing a peak ascent.
Because I have (those

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On paper, Gombar earned


16 college credits over the
trip bringing her that
much closer to graduation
in December. In actuality,
though, she gained much
more, both in her technical
abilities and in realizing she
wants to spend her life advocating for the environment.
Im still as empowered
to speak up for the environment, but just having experienced it even more, you feel
way more connected, Gombar said. She added that she
eventually sees herself working for an organization like
NOLS or Outward Bound,
helping young people feel
empowered and become
advocates themselves by
spending time outside in
nature.
After graduation, she
plans to visit Dulkara Martig, one of the instructors on
the trip, in her native New
Zealand. Together, they plan
to hike with other visiting
NOLS alumni and possibly
volunteer with the countrys
Department of Conservation.
Im really excited to see
the journey she takes in her
career and her life after this,
Martig said, adding that
Gombars balance of academic passion and practical
skills will serve as the magic defining whatever role
she ultimately pursues.
As for Alaska, Gombar
already plans to go back one
day.
Alaska definitely holds
a special place in my heart
now, she said.

The curriculum for the Summer Semester in Alaska and in all NOLS courses
emphasized honing self-leadership and personal growth, as students took turns cooking
for the group and serving as leader of the
day. All were challenges that Dave Watson, one of Oregon native Katiya Gombars
sea-kayaking instructors, said she took in
stride.
Describing Gombar as quiet and observant, Watson said she showed she was highly
in-tune with the group dynamic and how they
could improve and as the days passed, she
felt more comfortable voicing that feedback.
She didnt want to step on toes, but when
she got that confidence, she spoke up more,
Watson added. That ability to look at something differently was one of her strengths.
On the final night of the kayaking trip,
Gombar approached him at dinner and

thanked him for what hed taught her. Watson responded that hed simply planted the
seed for progress only she could claim ownership of.
Thats the difference to me, a lot of times
you can give students information, but if they
dont use it, its no good, he added. She
used it, and that was really amazing to see.
Dulkara Martig, another NOLS instructor
and educator who spent the full trip with the
group, said Gombar also served as a resource
for other students, providing one with tips
on how to manage her breathing issues after
Gombar dealt with her own early on.
I think its an experience thats helped to
shape her into such a strong person mentally, Martig said. Nothing fazed her, and she
was driven to succeed despite what barriers
may be in her way.
Kate Newton