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Klein poised
to become the
most prolific
affordable
housing
developer in
Dane County
BY CAMERON BREN
Times-Tribune

Jacob Klein
established JT
Klein Com-
pany Inc. in
November of
2014 with the
goal of in-
creasing ac- Klein
cess to
affordable housing. In just three
years, hes managed to take the
lead in developing affordable

See KLEIN, page 6

Report: Photo by Dennis Semrau

Toxic landfill St. Nick visits Cross Plains


Santa Claus visited Cross Plains on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Cross Plains-Berry Fire Station,
cleanup
1501 Bourbon Rd. Organizers worked with Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) and other
local groups to distribute contributions to those in the community who are in need this holiday
efforts
season. The event was held with assistance from the Cross Plains Chamber of Commerce. See
more on page 2.
are going
really well
BY KEVIN MUPRHY
Times-Tribune
City submits offer for
Cleaning up groundwater
contamination from the Hide-
away Refuse Landfill Super-
conservancy trailhead
fund Site south of US 14
continues effectively into its at Stagecoach Trail site
second decade state and federal
officials told the Middleton
Town Board last Monday night.
BY CAMERON BREN

Photos by Kat Stiennon


See LANDFILL, page 6 Times-Tribune

The Middleton Common


Silver Bells Council has approved an offer
to purchase two properties on
The work of Middleton photographer Kat Stiennon is Century Avenue from developer
currently on display as part of Silver Bells, a special ex- Jacob Klein to create a trailhead
hibit at TnT Cafe and Coffee, 729 N. High Point Rd. for the Pheasant Branch Con-
The photos are an artistic collaboration of Catherine servancy. A rezoning request Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren
Rogers, Dawn Marie Svanoe and Stiennon. Rogers is a from Klein was previously ap- The Middleton Common Council has approved an offer to
Madison Ballet dancer and Marie Svanoe is co-founder of proved by the council for a 46- purchase two properties on Century Avenue from developer
Glitter to Gore and a second season contestant on Skin unit apartment building Jacob Klein to create a trailhead for the Pheasant Branch Con-
Wars. Stiennon has been photographing dancers for five adjacent to the trailhead. servancy.
years now. She started photographing Madison Ballet The offer the city approved is
dancers as a returning photography student at Madison for an amount not to exceed the city was now offering. source for this project is Tax In-
College. Stiennon currently photographs for Madison Bal- $475,000 for the two parcels The appraised value of the crement Financing (TIF) Dis-
let, Magnum Opus, Central Midwest Ballet Academy, and and requires the developer take properties in 2016 was trict #5 funds.
Tutu School Sun Prairie. She is also a theatre photographer care of demolition and removal $342,000, Attoun said. The Attoun reviewed the history
for Capital City Theatre and a freelance engagement pho- of site materials. Earlier in the city cannot use condemnation in of the site since 2009 when the
tographer. Stiennon is a Middleton High School and UW- year the council accepted a order to acquire property for a city first applied for a Knowles-
Madison alumna. grant from the DNR for trail/trailhead, and the DNR Nelson Stewardship grant to
The exhibit is entitled Silver Bells and includes photos $172,250 for the trailhead. grant is not available for prop- purchase the properties but was
of a Madison Ballet dancer in silver body paint. These pho- Director of community de- erties where condemnation is
tos were inspired by Guido Argentini, who painted dancers velopment Abby Attoun ex- involved. The proposed funding
with silver paint in the 1990s. Ever since Stiennon was plained in a memo to the
See TRAIL, page 6
shown his photos as a photography student, she knew she council that in order to remain
wanted to emulate Argentinis images. Unlike Argentinis eligible for the grant the city
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS:
photos, in which the body was painted while nude, Stiennon must acquire the land byJune
photographed a dancer who was wearing a matching silver 30, 2018. She also noted that
HOLIDAY AD DEADLINE for the Times-Tribune issue of

leotard. The exhibit is suitable for all ages and beliefs, she Klein purchased the properties
December 28 will be THURSDAY, DEC. 21 at 10 a.m.

says. two years ago for the same price


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Christmas comes to the Village of Cross Plains


Event brings in 160 pounds of food for Middleton Outreach Ministry

Photos by Dennis Semrau


We had an amazing turnout for the Santa Visit, reported organizer Karen Semrau following Santas visit to Cross Plains on December 2. I don't believe we ever had a break in the line from
the moment Santa arrived on the fire truck, courtesy of the Cross Plains Berry Fire Department. The wonderful weather brought out children of all ages, from babies snuggled in parents arms,
to older siblings encouraging their younger brothers and sisters to whisper their wishes in Santa's ear. The weather also permitted the Lions Club to run their train through the parking lot, which
is also always a huge hit with the children.
Organizers took in generous donations from more than 70 individuals, businesses and organizations, from contributions for the goodie bags each child received, to door prizes and cash
donations and discounts. We also had a great group of volunteers, without whom we couldnt have pulled off such a terrific event, added Semrau. The ornaments you can see hanging behind
Santa in one of the pictures were all handmade by the children at Sandcastles Daycare, Little Cardinals Academy, the Park School KidSafe Program, and residents at Milestone Senior Living.
Our Santa Visit included a giving effort, with a request to visiting families to bring a non-perishable food donation or a cash donation, which we collected in coordination with Middleton Outreach
Ministry (MOM) as we have done in past years. When it was all over, they delivered 156 items - thats 160 pounds of food - and $110.00 to MOM after the event.

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Connecting trails...
and communities
The City of Middleton, along Cross Plains system and alter-
with a number of partners, is ations to Pleasant View system
working to connect the City that are needed to create a new
trail system to neighbors. trailhead in conjunction with
One of these efforts is the the planned Community
planned Black Earth Creek Trail Olympic Development Pro-
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Middleton to Mazomanie. This 2017, Deaths Door Distillery
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Opinion
Thoughts on a departed father whose legacy lives on
working tirelessly with others to was ever accomplished by a his familys future on a love of day evening. Fortunately, for the cost.
turn the business around and committee; if you wanted some- reading. me dad always taught us to stick Did he have his particulars?
BY TERRENCE WALL
build it into the largest library thing done right, you had to do Within three years, two years religiously to our commitments Yes, just like everyone does. I
and educational supply com- it yourself. He always encour- ahead of schedule, he paid off to others, so when the retreat remember whenever a waiter
GUEST COLUMN

My father, John E. Wall, age pany in the world. aged us to go to the front of the the purchase loans and became conflicted with my ski patrol would ask if he wanted coffee,
91, passed away on Monday All the while, he never let the line - never stand in line unless a true entrepreneur; a man de- duty on Saturday, I thought I hed say no, but then be upset
October 30th, 2017. He was business get in the way of fam- you know what you are stand- termining his own destiny, had him boxed in! But dad, later when he wasnt offered
one hell of a guy; I ought to ily or community; serving the ing in line for, he pontificated. changing his life and the life of youre the one that said I made coffee at the end of the meal
know, I knew him all my life. I Lions Club to promote better And while we were embar- his family forever. John grew a commitment to the patrol and (you know, like in the old
know, I know, everyone says lives for those without hearing, rassed as he marched us up to Demco to become the largest that I have to follow through on days), so I started telling the
that about their own father, and the Boy Scouts, and volunteer- the front of line after line, damn supplier of libraries in the it. He knew he was in trouble; waiters no, hell have it when
I get that, but consider this. My ing at Downtown Rotary and if he wasnt right; unbeknownst world, with ten other education how could he please the priest its most inconvenient for you.
father, the oldest of five chil- United Way and St. Marys to the crowd, the door was ei- related businesses, and becom- and school and also not break That cured him fast. And it took
dren, raised eleven children and Hospital, serving a term as Pres- ther unlocked or they were in ing responsible for hundreds his biggest life lesson? Well, years to convince him to leave
in spite of one child being deaf, ident for each, and still he man- the wrong line almost ever employees and their families dad figured it out, just like he food on his plate. Growing up
another requiring heart surgery, aged to be home for a family time! too. But that growth didnt always did. While other kids a depression era kid, he just
another with psoriasis, another dinner each night, prepared by Meanwhile, while all that come easy, he had to restructure sat in a circle to complain about couldnt waste a morsel.
falling from a cliff and dying far my tireless mom. And if that volunteering was going on, he the company multiple times; life and their parents, my dad How many of us can say we
too young, in spite of job wasnt enough, he had to make restored financial stability to the first taking it from being a sales- drove up to the front door of the have done as much with our
changes, city changes and more, sure his youngest son received business that he worked for, and man focused business to a direct retreat on that Saturday morn- lives, as he has? He set a stan-
in spite of it all, he preservered. critically needed open heart sur- even though the elderly owner mail company with catalogs, ing with the skis on the car rack dard that today others would
John came of age during gery and tend to his family fired him multiple times, he lots of mailings and an 800 to pick me up for patrol duty! say are impossible; raising 11
World War II and rather than be when a few years later his old- still came back to work the day number. (He was the first in the He had cut another deal; Id at- children and 22 grandchildren,
forced into the infantry, he grad- est son passed away while only after. (Imagine anyone doing country to put the 800 number tend retreat, but I wouldnt miss building a business, supporting
uated high school early and in high school. that today!) He sold the busi- on every catalog page.) He be- ski patrol either. Typical dad. the community, mentoring oth-
joined the Navy at an age when And if that wasnt enough, he ness to Banta Corporation on came recognized as a leader in Later in life he became a ers, volunteering, donating, and
todays high school kids volunteered with the National behalf of the prior owner and the direct mail industry, leading leading philanthropist, being a making our community the bet-
biggest concern is their iphone. Ski Patrol at Devils Head then worked for Banta as a sub- the association for a number of major donor to the American ter place it is today.
He became a rear gunner on a (doing so for 40 years) so that sidiary for a number of years. years. Family Childrens Hospital, He was an icon. He was al-
Navy Helldiver; his job was to his family could learn to ski; it Then in 1978 when Banta was Where did he get the time? Tenney Park, Boy Scouts, ways there for me, and now its
keep the enemy away from the was simply math when he experiencing a strike and Even with all these commit- Edgewood, DAIS, Madison hard to believe hes gone, but
plan while his pilot dive started - he couldnt afford ski needed to raise cash, the head of ments, he still had time to attend Central Library and the north his legacy lives on - in his chil-
bombed the two of them passes for all those kids! But Banta offered John three almost every event in our lives, Madison library, humane soci- dren, his co-workers, his busi-
straight down on targeted ships. later it was about serving his choices; either succeed him as and take us up skiing every Sat- ety, and literally many dozens ness, his community. The rest
He was given orders to ship out fellow patrollers around him. head of Banta, take over as head urday in winter. of other needy charities and of us should be so fortunate and
for the invasion of the Japanese (Eventually six of his kids be- of the parent company buying Dad was also a problem causes. When one of his co- so dedicated.
home islands when Japan sur- came ski patrollers as well.) He Demco, or stay where he was as solver; he life was one long list workers needed a bone marrow Goodbye, dad, Ill miss our
rendered. Not too many years loved helping people on the hill a subsidiary of the buyer. My of challenges to solve. I re- transplant and the company in- monthly dinner and a movie.
later his own father suddenly with first aid, one time even father, never believing in what member once in senior year at surance wouldnt cover it, he Love, your son, T.
died and he was left on his own, climbing on his knees into a car fate has handed him, chose an Edgewood High School the personally raised funds to cover
alone. crash on the way home on a alternative path - to buy Demco priest calling dad to tell him that
He went to work at one job dark and cold night to try to in one of the first leveraged I wouldnt graduate unless I at-
and then another, before being save a mans life. buyouts in the country, taking tended the senior retreat that ran
laid off with eleven hungry He believed in tough-love,
setting high expectations for his
on enormous debt and betting from Thursday through Satur- Weekend Outlook
mouths to feed and private
school tuition to pay, but as my children and all those around
mother said, in spite of over- him. As kids, I never wanted to FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
cross him, but I knew he loved
whelming odds, he always pro- P E N FR I ., N OV. 24 th am p
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me - spending countless hours
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vided for us. He raised us using
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a process unknown to todays reading to me and my sister and


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OBITUARIES
the cafeteria at St. Marys 12:30 pm. The funeral mass was uated from Arena High School Willam of Arizona, Theresa anyone who needed them.He
Agatha Gathy School. During retirement, and held at 12:30 pm, with fellow- in 1947.He was united in mar- Moyes of McFarland, WI, and will be sadly missed and fondly
she volunteered for the Sacred ship and dinner at the Sacred riage to Mary Rowan on No- Donna (Dave) Brown of remembered by his family and
(Ring) Bowar Heart funeral committee and led Heart dining hall following the vember 15, 1950 in Ridgeway, Poynette, WI; 15 grandchildren; friends.
Agatha the rosary and weekly Adora- service. Memorials are pre- WI. Jim grew up in Arena, 29 great-grandchildren; and one A funeral service will be
Gathy tion. After the death of her hus- ferred to St. Marys School in WI.Following his graduation sister: Patricia Jennings of held Saturday, December 16,
( R i n g ) band in 1974, she went to work Owatonna, Feed My Starving from high school, James en- Arena.One sister-in-law Patri- 2017 at 11:00 A.M.at First Bap-
Bowar, resi- for Jostens in the Marketing Children, and masses at your tered the United States Army cia Pailing of Ridegway, tist Church (15691 County Rd
dent of Owa- Dept. until her retirement in home parishes. where he was stationed in WI.He was preceded in death K., Darlington)with Reverend
tonna, MN, 1990. She was an avid reader Alaska during the Korean Con- by his parents; Mary on Decem- Nick J. McElrath
died at the and amazing gardener, growing flict.Upon his return from the ber 26, 1992; two brothers: officiating.Burial will be in St.
Homestead the most beautiful flowers. James R. Army he moved to Mazomanie, Donald and Francis Pailing, one Barnabas Cemetery in Ma-
Hospice Gathy was a member of the St. WI and began farming along sister: Mary (Milt) Galucia; zomanie. A visitation will be
House, sur- Theresas Quilt Guild and she with working in refrigeration at one brother-in-law: Norman held Saturday at the church
volunteered for the MCCL Sub Zero in Madison. Jim Jennings; and one sister-in-law: from8:00 A. M. to 10:45 A.M.
Pailing
rounded by her family in prayer,
booth every year at the Steele James R. worked for the State of Wiscon- Betty Pailing. Military Rites will be accorded
on Dec. 8, 2017. She was born
County Free Fair. She loved Pailing, age sin at both Mendota and Truax Jim was a member of St. at the church by Bates-OBrien-
on Oct.5, 1925, to parents
cooking, baking cookies (there 87 of Dar- Field and also worked privately Barnabas Catholic Church in Howe-Wiegel-Roelli American
William Billy Ring and Mar-
were always cookies at lington, WI, in heating and air conditioning Mazomanie. On August 14, Legion Post # 214 of Darling-
garet Maggie (Nachreiner)
Grandmas house!), and spend- formerly of in the Madison area, often times 2017 Jim believed in Jesus ton. The Erickson Funeral
Ring, on the family farm,on
ing precious time with her chil- Mazomanie, doing it just to help people out. Christ for his eternal life. He Home in Darlington is serving
Loretta Ridge, in Franklin
dren, grandchildren, and WI passed Jim is survived by 8 children: was a member of Greening- the family. Online condolences
Township, Plain, WI. She grad-
great-grandchildren, all of away Thurs- Michael Pailing of Glendora, Buelow American Legion Post may be expressed to the family
uated in 1943 from St. Lukes
whom loved her dearly. Gathy day Decem- MI, Patricia (Ken) Reuhl of #437 of Mazomanie.He loved atwww.ericksonfuneralhome.c
Catholic High School in Plain,
is survived by her children, ber 7, 2017 at Lafayette Manor New Jersey, Mary Jo (Mike) working on his farm and en- om
WI. After graduation, Gathy
Russ (Jan) Bowar, Peggy Yea- in Darlington.He was born on Davis of Glendora, MI, Dena joyed playing Euchre with his In lieu of flowers, a memorial
was employed at the C M St. P
ger, Jeanne (Leo) Seykora, December 11, 1929 in Arena, (Dennis) Matteson of rural Dar- family and friends.Jim was an fund has been established in
& P railroad depot in Sauk City,
Mary (Bruce) Louks, Bob WI the son of George and LaV- lington, Debora Huset of extremely generous man who Jims name.
WI. During World War II she
Bowar, and Anne (Gregg) erne (Olson) Pailing.Jim grad- Poynette, WI, Lucile (Steve) gave his time and resources to
worked the Badger Army Am-
munition Plant making gun Draeger; sister, Lory (Bill) Ter-
powder and later was employed bilcox, and brother, Felix (Mil-
at Parker Pen. She met Lucian lie) Ring; 19 grandchildren, 31
great-grandchildren, and many
Bozo Bowar at the Riverside
EAT. DRINK. AND BE
Ballroom and they were later nieces and nephews. She was FRUGAL. 10%
preceded in death by her par-
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married on Oct. 18, 1949. They
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made their home in Cross ents, husband, Lucian, son,
Plains, WI, until June 1, 1962, Randy, sisters, Philomena Ring,
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Drive Sober campaign announced in Middleton


Alcohol grant deployments in Dane County will begin Friday
The Dane County Sheriffs Office, the Middleton Police
Department, the Madison Police Department, and other po-
lice agencies throughout the county will join together Decem-
ber 15 31 to participate in the statewide Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over campaign. The collaboration was an-
nounced Tuesday at the Middleton Police Department on
Donna Drive, where law enforcements representatives from
several agencies were on hand to talk about the initiative.
Rather than risk a drunken driving arrest or crash, the
Dane County Sheriffs Office urges you to follow these com-
mon sense suggestions: Choose a sober designated driver be-
fore you start drinking; If youre feeling buzzed, you likely
are over the 0.08 BAC limit and should not drive; Take a bus,
a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home; Many tav-
erns and restaurants have programs to provide patrons a
safe ride home; Help in law enforcement efforts by reporting
suspected impaired drivers to law enforcement by calling
911.
Alcohol grant deployments are scheduled for this Friday
and Saturday. These overtime efforts are funded by the Wis-
consin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Trans-
portation Safety. During December of 2016s OWI grant
enforcement efforts, seven impaired drivers were arrested.
As you celebrate this holiday season, please remember
that law enforcement will be out in force to arrest impaired
drivers before they kill or injure themselves or an innocent
victim, said Sheriff Dave Mahoney.
MIPDPhoto

Trail continued from page 1

unsuccessful. Every year from Nelson Stewardship grant after ments. The plan also calls for The Conservancy Lands and parks, conservancy areas, motion to approve the offer to
2010 to 2014 the conservancy applying but finally received it Pheasant Branch Trail improve- Open Space Plan adopted 2010 schools, and all regional trails purchase the properties for a
lands committee submitted a in 2016. ments including trailhead infor- also calls out the Gerhardt prop- and establish development of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
capital budget request to pur- Attoun pointed out how the mation kiosks, signage, and erty acquisition as a priority trailhead facilities as a funding trailhead on Century Ave.
chase the land but was not city adopted a TIF plan which other trail improvements as well project for the years 2013-2014, priority. The motion passed five to
ranked high enough to receive calls for the city to construct as storm water quality improve- Attoun noted. The plan calls for With no follow up questions three with alders Elizabeth Het-
funding. In 2015 the city was commuter friendly bike and ments. improving local trail connectiv- or discussion from the council, rick, Mark Sullivan and Dan
again denied for the Knowles- pedestrian safety improve- ity throughout the Middleton to alder JoAnna Richard made a Ramsey voting in opposition.

Landfill continued from page 1

The site is cleaning up re- have found in residential wells Shaw.


ally well and there are things we at less than 2 ppb, under the 5 Town Chair Cynthia Richson
want to do to keep it that way, ppb federal drinking water stan- asked if the ownership prob-
Tim Zeichert, a hydrogeologist dard, said Zeichert. lems impact continued remedi-
with the Department of Natural The southwest pocket of the ation work at the site and Id
Resources said of the 23-acre site is the area of focus to the like to know the downside (to
property. DNR, Zeichert said. the towns) owning it.
Zeichert and John Fagiolo, of Some of the pipes and pumps The EPA would conduct an
the Environmental Protection are reaching the end of their environmental assessment on
Agency, gave an update on ac- useful life and will need replac- the property if it changes hands
tivities at the site during the past ing, other piping has been dam- and could issue the town an in-
five years, which board mem- age by landfill settling, which nocent owner status notice
bers said was the best yet. Zeichert said occurs in most holding it not responsible for
Pipes and pumps have been covered landfills. cleanup costs, Fagiolo said,
working at the site since the The EPA has retained about adding that he would look fur-
1990s extracting methane gas $500,000 of the approximately ther into the unresolved owner-
and groundwater from under the $3.5 million collected from the ship issues.
soil capped landfill that con- 150 to 170 entities that con- Developing the surface of the
tains volatile organic com- tributed waste to the landfill, landfill will never be safe for
pounds and other contaminates. since 2001, said Fagiolo, and it most types of uses in our life-
The pool of contaminated will transfer to those funds to time, said Zeichert. Other
groundwater has been shrinking the DNR to cover the cost of re- landfills have been converted to Public domain photo
over time. Also the buried waste placing piping. recreational use or a parking lot The EPA has retained about $500,000 of the approximately $3.5 million collected from the 150
is producing less gas, and the The DNR has spent more but the 13 gas and water wells to 170 entities that contributed waste to the landfill, since 2001.
volume of leachate or, water than $5 million for cleanup on the site and its steep slopes
that has percolated through the equipment and ongoing moni- inhibit many development pos-
The landfills problems stems up the site. later, he was issued a contempt
landfill and pumped out, has toring and maintenance opera- sibilities, he said.
from how it was operated, ac- According to the Record of order for failing to comply with
also declined from 496,000 gal- tions, which average between Developing land to the north
cording to the DNR. The land- Decision: the agreement.
lons in 2011 to 120,000 gallons $75,000 and $100,000 annually, of the landfill is possible and
fill received a roughly 1.2 The landfill was ordered The contempt order required
last year, said Zeichert. said Fagiolo. EPA has con- could be served from a deeper
million cubic yards of munici- closed by court order in 1988 DeBeck to liquidate all the as-
The extracted leachate is tributed about $651,000 to the aquifer than the shallow aquifer
pal, commercial and industrial after the DNR confirmed that sets of the Refuse Hideaway
trucked to the Metropolitan cleanup. contaminated by the old land-
waste during its 14 years of op- that volatile-organic com- Landfill Corp. and deposit the
Madison Sewer District treat- Ownership of the former fill, Zeichert told Town Engi-
eration. DeBeck was required to pounds and other contaminates money with the DNR to pay for
ment plant for disposal, he said. landfill site remains in limbo neer Rod Zubella. Although
keep at least 10 feet of soil be- had migrated off the site in future cleanup at the landfill.
The best news for surround- as the last owner of record, John Zeichert would not recommend
tween the waste and bedrock groundwater and were detected DeBeck successfully chal-
ing residents, is that contamina- Debeck, died and his heirs, have installing a high-capacity well
and cover the waste daily. How- in three nearby wells. Other lenged the order saying it was
tion concentrations have not shown any interest in the too close to the Superfund site.
ever, the DNR noted daily vio- wells were at risk for contami- issued to Refuse Hideaway
remained within safe drinking property, said Town Adminis- A 44-solar panel array capa-
lations of the cover requirement nation, too, but tests in 1990 of Corp. and not him.
water standards, said Zeichert. trator David Shaw. ble of generating 12,000 kilo-
which allowed rain and 43 surrounding wells showed An appeals court found that
Groundwater flows south- Speedway Sand & Gravel watt hours of electricity
snowmelt to leach through the they were free of VOC, accord- corporation was the owner of
west from the landfill toward leases at least part of the prop- annually was installed several
uncovered waste delivering dis- ing to the DNR. the landfill and the state could
US 14 where it pools under- erty for vehicle storage. Which years ago. The electricity is pur-
solved contaminates to the DeBeck entered into a stipu- not impose liability on DeBeck
ground. While VOC levels in party is responsible for property chased by a local utility and
groundwater, according to the lated agreement with the state in under the states solid waste
the landfill have been recorded taxes remains in dispute, said credited toward the DNRs en-
EPAs Record of Decision writ- 1988 to complete specified statute.
at 54.8 parts per billion, VOCs Town Administrator David ergy bill.
ten in conjunction with cleaning work at the landfill. Months
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 7

Alliant gives
to MOM
Thank you to the Alliant Energy Foundation for their con-
tinued support of our work helping stabilize families, said
Ellen Carlson, executive director of Middleton Outreach Min-
istry (MOM) following Alliants recent donation of $2,500 to
the organization. Carlson, left, is pictured here receiving the
donation on behalf of MOM from Julie Bauer, of the Alliant
Energy Foundation.

Photo contributed

Klein continued from page 1

market rates units. ers and other housing assistance unless you are leveraging fed-
I think having a diverse programs are down over the last eral and state resources.
group of people living in a five to ten years. Particularly for building af-
building is part of the key to the Paulsen says 75-80% of con- fordable workforce housing in
success of them, Klein says. struction cost is covered by the the suburbs, the section 42 pro-
It promotes this idea that if you federal tax credits. What cities gram is really the only game in
give someone a nice place to and the county are now doing is town, Paulsen adds.
live that they can use that, hav- providing gap financing, 10 to Paulsen says the report led to
ing a stable house, to advance 20% of a project. the creation of the Dane County
themselves in life. Madison and Dane County Housing Initiative and inspired
Kleins 8Twenty Park St. have set up affordable housing Middleton to implement a
project in Madison is a 95 unit funds in their budgets. Paulsen workforce housing
with 82 of those reserved for in- says citys can also use TIF to strategy.While the need for af-
comes 30-60% of the area me- leverage federal tax credits, in- fordable housing extends
dian income. Meadow Ridge is cluding extending the life of throughout the county, Paulsen
a 95 unit with 76 of those re- TIF districts for one year to use says the greatest need is in
served for low-income and 19 proceeds for affordable hous- Madison, which has about half
of those reserved specifically ing. of the countys population but
for veterans or disabled people. Using TIF has been main about 3/4 of the extremely low-
Klein has another 83 unit af- strategy in Middleton, Paulsen income renter households, he
fordable and senior housing says, who also chairs the citys says.
building under construction in workforce housing committee This is not unlike what you
Middleton, planning a senior af- and serves on the citys plan see in central cities of most
fordable 40 unit in Mount commission. major metro areas, Paulsen
Horeb and was just granted re- The simple truth is you can- says. The central city has the
zoning approval for a 46 unit in not build new construction that most affordable housing be-
Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren
I knew that affordable housing was something that I wanted to do when I started on my own
mixed income building on Cen- is going to be affordable for any cause it has the most housing
because I had the background in it, says Jacob Klein.
tury Ave. across from the low-income households without overall, so part of the issue be-
Stamm House. significant subsidies, Paulsen comes how much affordable
housing (in terms of projects and affordable projects around Klein says, and conventional A major factor in Kleins suc- says. Those subsidies are be- housing should the outlying
planned and approved) in Dane the Midwest. He says he knew debt aside he needs to secure cess are the efforts and funding yond what most cities can do areas produce.
County using Section 42 tax he eventually wanted to come five or more sources of funding from local governments. Klein
credits. back to Madison and start his all with different requirements. credits this trend largely to the
Tax credit housing has be- own company. Funding for his Meadow work of UW professor of urban
come paramount for local mu- I knew that affordable hous- Ridge project in Middleton and regional planning Kurt
nicipalities in developing new ing was something that I wanted came from a $2.1 million TIF Paulsen. Commissioned by the
affordable units. Partly because to do when I started on my own agreement, a home loan from county, Paulsen authored a
they can create the most units at because I had the background in the county and county afford- housing needs assessment re-
the lowest cost to the city, but it, he says. able housing funds and a federal leased in August 2014.
also because its the only fed- And having that background home loan. The report found that there
eral housing program that isnt is a necessity in dealing with the You need to have a rela- are 28,469 cost-burdened renter
subject to budget cuts. complexity of these projects, tively diverse background in households and 36,057 cost
The program was created in Klein notes. understanding all the programs burdened owner households, a
the Tax Reform Act of 1986, but For the WHEDA tax credits to really make these things total of 64,526 or 32.8% of all
hasnt been viewed viable as a alone there is an eight inch thick work, Klein says. It can take households in the county.
primary strategy because it re- binder of documents to fill out, two to three years just to get This is not just a Madison
quires a lot on the end of the de- started. problem, Paulsen says. There
veloper; obligating them to Klein says its worth the are people as part of the work-
secure multiple funding extra work with the value it force in nearly every commu-
sources, pass one or more strin- CHURCH NOTES brings to the community, some- nity in Dane County that have
gent application processes, thing he realized while working severe housing needs.
compete with other proposals for MSP on a project in New The report identifies Section
statewide for funding and com- Berlin when a low-income resi- 42 as the most effective way to
mit to 30 years of managing a dent told him it was the nicest develop new affordable units.
property with strict income reg- place theyd ever lived. Section 42 is the only
ulations. WHEDA encourages having subsidy designed to produce
Kleins background and mixed incomes and Klein says units of affordable housing, be-
goals combined with new ef- its good for everybody. Being cause it is a tax credit it is not
forts by local governments able to accept a broader pool of subject to year-to-year federal
make his company poised to applicants lowers the risk for budget authority as are vouch-
take on the demand for afford- developers, but also drives a ers and other affordable housing
able housing. higher quality affordable proj- programs, Paulsen says. In
Kleins first exposure to ect, Klein says, because of the real dollar terms and given the
property management was in need to attract renters to the sequestration things like vouch-
middle school when he worked
summers for Oakbrook real es-
tate company. His interest grew
and in college he was running a JMAR Foto-Werks
building in Denver. After man-
aging Klein realized he also
wanted to get into develop-
Fine art

ment.
photography

After graduating he got a job


for Home

with Minneapolis based MSP


or Office

Development, the company be-


hind Heritage Senior Living in
Thinking

Middleton and Monona. Klein


of You

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BIRTHDAYS ROSEMARY GARFOOT LIBRARY


opportunity, particularly for re- pected connections between the tive is at the library the third
luctant readers to practice their political and the personal. Friday of each month from 9:00
Armella Meffert Ashley Westphal
skills with a happy and appre- AM to noon to assistant you.
ciative listener. Please call the Morning Movie is Thurs- Call the library to make an ap-
library if you are interested in day, December 14th at 9:30 pointment today!
reserving a 15 minute session. AM
Check our website for a story Based on a true story, our De-
about Chase. cember film explores an un- Open Music Jam
likely romance in which the Stop by the library on Thurs-
reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan day nights, 6:00 PM to 8:00
1000 Books Before Kinder- Hawke) hires a fragile yet deter- PM, and join other area musi-
garten mined woman named Maudie cians in a weekly music jam. All
Its never too soon to start (Sally Hawkins) to be his abilities welcome!
reading to your child. All chil- housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed
dren from birth to kindergarten but hunched with crippled
age are encouraged to join this hands, yearns to be independ- Computer Help Available
program. Stop in anytime to ent, to live away from her pro- The library offers free com-
ArmellaMeffert celebrated Ashley Westphal was born sign up, and get a special keep- tective family, and to pursue her puter help by appointment.
her 90th Birthday on Satur- on December 18, 1987. She sake record book and book bag passion to create art. Unexpect- Please call Kris at 798-3881 to
day, December 2nd with an will turn 30 on Monday, and for your child. For more infor- edly Everett finds himself in sign up.
Open House at Rexs her family wishes here a very mation, check out our 1000 love, and the story of Everetts
Innkeeper in Waunakee. happy birthday. Books Before Kindergarten efforts to protect himself from Gently Used Books, DVDs,
webpage at being hurt, Mauds deep and CDs and Puzzles Welcome
www.rgpl.org/1000-books- abiding love for this difficult The Friends of the Rosemary
kindergarten. man, and her surprising rise to Garfoot Public Library are ac-
fame as a folk painter unfolds. cepting donations of gently
WEEKLY
Run time is 2 hours. Rated PG- used books, DVDs, CDs, and
TIP! 13. puzzles to be sold at the Friends
Tween Book Club and Coffee and treats are ready at used book sale. Please drop off
Book to Movie and Annual 9:00 AM, so join us a little your items at the library, and let
Cookie Swap (for ages 9 and early! Please call 798-3881 to us know if you want a tax re-
Tips To Prevent
older) Monday, December 18th sign up! ceipt. Proceeds from the sales
Car Sickness
Rosemary Garfoot Library photo
Storytime-goers recently at 4-6:30 PM support programming and spe-
If you get motion sickness when

took a field trip to a pet Our tween group has chosen cial projects. No text books,
riding as a passenger in a car, sit up

shop and made pocket to read A Series of Unfortunate Free Career Assistance on nonfiction series books, ency-
front, look forward and focus on the

aquariums to bring home. Events by Lemony Snicket, and December 21st clopedia sets, or books that are
horizon. Dont travel on an empty LISA KOSTECKI,
to watch the movie as well. Whether youre actively torn, stained, have a musty
R. PH.
stomach, but eat small snacks. Avoid
Read the first book in the series, seeking employment or not, odor, or brittle spines, please.
Fall Story Times A Bad Beginning or, if you have meet up with a Job Services
dairy or anything heavy; try crackers if youre nauseated.

Join us on Tuesdays and already read it, read any other representative at the library to
Stay hydrated. Open a vent or window for some fresh air

Thursdays for our fall program, book in the series. Join us for a get an experts eye on your re- The Cross Plains-Berry
and keep the temperature cooler. Avoid reading books or

Lets Go! Wigglers and Gigglers book discussion and our annual sume, get interviewing tips and Historical Society Research
tablets. Try stabilizing your head by using a neck pillow.

(babies and toddler story time) December cookie swap! Bring information about job searches, Center
Do some deep breathing to relax. If you are the driver, take

meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM, some of your holiday favorites and more. We have partnered Located in the library, the
frequent breaks to get out and stretch your legs. Ask your

and Big Kids Book Time gath- to swap with the other kids at with the Wisconsin Department historical society research cen-
pharmacist about anti-nausea wristbands or medications,

ers on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. the book club meeting. Books of Workforce Development to ter is open by appointment.
but check side effects, especially if youre the driver.
Your locally owned independent Pharmacy The complete fall schedule is on and sign up are available at the provide one-on-one assistance Contact Pauline Brunner at 798-
Cross Plains our website at www.rgpl.org. service desk at the library. All with job searching, resume writ- 2217 to make an appointment.
are welcome. ing and editing, interview skills,
Special Preschool Music
PHARMACY
etc. A Job Service representa-
Program with Corey Hart, Carpe Librum Book Dis-
798-3031 1910 Main St., Cross Plains
Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10 AM cussion Group
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Start off the winter break Join the Carpe Librum Book
from school with a fun musical Discussion Group on Thursday Get out and enjoy your
program at the library! Were November 30th at 6 PM to dis-
using our regular story time slot cuss Mohsin Hamids brilliant woods next spring!
to host this talented Madison novel, The Reluctant Funda-
singer/songwriter who will mentalist. Set at a cafe in La-
share some songs geared to the hore, Pakistan, the novels
CLEARING UNWWANTED
W ANTED OR
very young (3-5 year olds). Join protagonist, Changez, has a
the fun, and start getting ready
INVVASIVE TREES AND BRUSH.
tense conversation with an
for our summer program theme American stranger that takes
for 2018: Libraries Rock! him back to Manhattan, where
CRP land tree &
he was living the American
Read to a Dog Monday,
brush removal
dream. In the wake of 9/11,
December 18th Changezs American dream is
Chase, our canine reading
Land clearing:
overturned as his own identity
buddy, will join us again be-
residential lots,
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Holidays Unraveled at the Middleton Public Library

Holidays Unraveled, from left: Katiya Fosdick, Caitlin O'Connor and Jess McCarlson.

Youth in grades 7-12 headed to the Middleton Library Saturday, Dec. 9 for Holidays Unrav-
eled. They had large gingerbread houses to decorate (and demolish!), a Kahoot game of multi-
cultural trivia, an ugly holiday sweater contest (and photo booth), a white elephant gift exchange
and lots of hot chocolate. Pictured above, from left to right: Caitlin O'Connor, Kaden Fosdick,
Katiya Fosdick.

Putting the finishing touches on one of the gingerbread houses.

Middleton Public Library photos


The Lau family decorated one of the librarys gingerbread houses.
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Special report shows many school districts fail open records test
MCPASD earns grade of C
how well school districts are quest without charging a fee, six
complying with the states Open of them (Appleton, Green Bay,
BY Tom Kamenick/Libby Sobic
Records Law. Janesville, Racine, Waukesha
We asked the states 20 and West Allis-West Milwau-
Your Right to Know

State law makes nearly all largest school districts for kee) reported response times, on
governmental records open to records from the last two years average, of 10 business days or
inspection and copying, and re- relating to their compliance pro- fewer.
quires custodians to release cedures and how quickly they Governor Scott Walker, in his
records as soon as possible and fulfilled requests. The results 2016 executive order, required
without delay. were tabulated in a recent re- state agencies to respond to
So how are they doing? port. Here are some highlights: small and straightforward re-
Recently, the Wisconsin In- quests within 10 business days
stitute for Law & Liberty con- The good: Of the 12 school of receipt. The order doesnt
ducted an experiment to see districts that fulfilled our re- bind school districts, but we are
happy to see many school dis-
tricts meeting that deadline any-
way. Three other school
districts (Fond du Lac, Stevens
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tion Council (www.wisfoic.org), a group dedicated to open government. Tom Kamenick is deputy
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counsel with the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Libby Sobic is an associate counsel at
quests over the two-year period, the firm.
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took 16.8 business days, on av-


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erage, to comply. Area School District takes great possible and we will continue to and Wauwatosa) would not ful-
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When shown the report, the pride in helping any individual do so. fill our requests without pay-
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Middleton-Cross Plains Area or organization that makes an Due to the size of the re- ment. The fees ranged from $15
Dec. 20-23 Dec. 26-29

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than others to process, Hibner records requests, hence its ex-
continued. We believe if there tremely high fee in this case.
are any delays it is due to our ef- While records custodians are al-
forts to always put transparency lowed to charge for locating
and accuracy first. records, school districts that
Oshkosh received only 25 re- need so much time to locate
quests, but took almost 20 busi- records are apparently not doing
ness days. a good job of tracking requests.
Worst of all was Milwaukee It should not be so hard to find
Public Schools, with an average out how well any government
response time of 30 business entity complies with the law.
days. While MPS is far larger
and receives far more requests The takeaway: Walkers ex-
than any other school district, ecutive order led to measurable
the Department of Natural Re- improvements in the response
sources, despite receiving al- time of state agencies. School
most 8,000 requests, is able to districts and other local govern-
respond in about 10 business ments can use the same
days. The Department of Public processes, including better
Instruction, which has as large training and tracking systems,
of a budget as MPS, responds in to achieve similar improve-
about 13 business days. ments.
MPS spends over a billion
taxpayer dollars every year; it Editors note: Matt Geiger
needs to devote more resources contributed to this article.
to complying with the Open
Records Law.

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Sports
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Boys basketball team heating up


Middleton Brunker
cruises by erupts for
Cougars 36 in win
BY ROB REISCHEL over West
Contributions came from
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up and down the lineup.


BY ROB REISCHEL

Three players scored in


The records inside
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double figures. Three more Middletons boys basketball


had at least eight points. program are sketchy.
And Middletons depth and They dont go back as far as
balance eventually took a toll some other sports do. They
in its 67-53 win over lack detail and depth.
Janesville Craig last Friday. But its safe to say
The Cardinals improved to Cardinals senior Brogan
2-2 both overall and in the Big Brunker had one of the finest
Eight Conference. nights in school history last
No doubt our best game, Tuesday.
Middleton head coach Kevin Brunker had 36 points
Bavery said. We shared the the most by an MHS player in
ball extremely well, created at least 20 years and pow-
ered Middleton to a 72-60 win
some turnovers, and overall
over Madison West. Brunker
did a pretty nice job defending
shot 13-of-17 from the field, 5-
their two prolific scorers.
of-7 from three-point range,
Senior forward Brogan grabbed nine rebounds, had
Brunker led the Cardinals three blocks and two steals.
with 16 points, but he had Middleton improved to 1-2
plenty of help. Senior swing- in both the Big Eight
man Alan Roden added 12 Conference and overall.
points, nine rebounds and He took the ball to the rim
three steals, while senior on the drive, hit threes, plus
guard Nick Michaels had 11. rebounded on both ends of the
Senior guard Joel Ticknor floor, Middleton coach Kevin
and junior guard Sam Close Bavery said. Brogans the
both scored nine points, while type of kid who would be
senior guard Chann Bowman happy with no points and a
added eight. Junior guard Jack team win, but tonight was his
night to flourish on the offen-
Boyle had a game-high six
sive end.
assists, while Close, Michaels
Cardinals senior forward
and Roden all added three Alan Roden added 12 points
assists. and shot 5-of-6 from the floor.
Middleton also did a good Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

See CRIAG, page 20 Middleton senior forward Brogan Brunker erupted for 36 points in the Cardinals win over Madison West. See WEST, page 17

Searching
for answers
Middletons girls basketball
team is off to a slow start
Were kind of soft right
now, but were young and
BY ADAM HATLAN
were still trying to learn,
Middleton coach Jeff Kind
For the Times-Tribune
Its been a roller coaster said. We have to be tougher
ride for the Middletons girls on defense, tougher on
basketball team to start the offense.
year. Middleton was plagued by
Early-season losses by turnovers, committing 19
with a young team trying to overall. Turnovers have been
forge an identity has made for an early season kryptonite for
a less than desirable start. the Cardinals and played a key
The up and down begin- role in the loss to Verona.
ning to the season continued We just had too many
last Saturday for the Cardinals turnovers again, Kind said.
as they dropped a 47-41 deci- Middleton junior guard
sion at Verona. Charlotte Dunn, who led all
Middleton fell to 2-3 both scorers with 12 points, agreed
overall and in the Big Eight with her coach.
Conference, while Verona
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

improved to 4-2, 4-1. See GIRLS, page 16 Megan Schwartz and Middletons girls basketball team slipped to 2-3 last week.
PAGE 12 TIMES-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017

Wrestlers gunning for big year


Middleton has one of its most
talented teams in many years
no shortcuts. And if we do
what were supposed to do
BY ROB REISCHEL
and put in the work, we
should be pretty good.
Times-Tribune

Every day before wrestling Weiler thought the same


begins, Middleton coach Kent thing a year ago. But injuries
Weiler and his Cardinals read and inconsistencies led to a
a few pages from the book third place showing at the Big
titled, Chop Wood, Carry Eight Conference meet, a sev-
Water. enth place finish at sectionals,
The story is about a boys and a year Weiler admits was-
quest to become a samurai nt a lot of fun.
warrior, and how the pursuit Last year, we didnt have
of becoming great is a process a whole lot of fun, Wieler
that takes time. said. And Im very aware of
In many ways, thats how that fact and that didnt
Weiler views his Cardinals always make it better for
this season. those guys.
Middleton may have one of This year, were going to
its most talented teams in sev- try to have fun. Were chang-
eral years. But for the ing the thought process of the
Cardinals to eventually team.
achieve greatness, Weiler Middleton has several
knows they must chop wood pieces that should allow it to
and carry water every time have a lot of fun this winter.
they hit the mat. Junior Kevin Meicher
Were just trying to do the returns as one of the top
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Swimmers second at Brookfield


Cardinals
also win
triple dual
BY ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune
Middletons boys swim-
ming and diving team finished
in second place at the eight-
team Brookfield East
Invitational last Tuesday.
Madison Memorial won
the event with 488 points,
while the Cardinals were sec-
ond at 426. Brookfield was
third with 364, while
Arrowhead (291) and
Greenfield-Greendale-Pius
(255) rounded out the top five.
Memorial was still able to
stay ahead of us in the second
half of the meet, but it wasnt
due to a lack of effort by our
guys, Middleton coach
Danny Lynam said. I look
forward to our dual meet with
them in a couple weeks.
Middleton senior Michael
Draves won the 200-yard
freestyle and Cardinals junior
Andrew Martin was second.
Sophomore Forrest Peterson
was eighth and freshman Joe
McNerney was 10th.
Draves also won the 500-
yard freestyle, while Martin
was second and McNerney
was seventh. Martin has really stepped up, Roberts, Zillner, Matthew
Cardinals sophomore Lynam said. We have also Gutzmer and McNerney won
Nathan Kim won the 200-yard started to fill in some events the 400-yard freestyle relay.
IM, while senior Sam Young we typically struggled in like Draves won the 200-yard
was second. the 100 breastroke with Sam freestyle, while Lamers won
Middleton sophomore Nate Young, Nathan Kim, and Jack the 200-yard IM. Kim was
Lamers was fourth in the 100- Mondi all putting up some first in the 100-yard butterfly
yard butterfly and Peterson great times. and Roberts won the 100-yard
was fifth. Lamers was also Middleton also finished freestyle.
fifth in the 100-yard back- second at the Janesville Martin won the 500-yard
stroke, while junior Blake Parker Relays last Saturday. freestyle, while Parkin won
Zillner was seventh. Madison West won the the 100-yard backstroke and
Middleton junior Archer event with 308 points, while Young was first in the 100-
Parkin was fourth in the 50- Middleton had 272. Beloit yard breaststroke.
yard freestyle, while sopho- Memorial (206), Franklin On deck: Middleton was
more Calvin Roberts was (164) and Hononegah, Ill. at the Madison East triple dual
10th. Parkin was also fifth in (160) rounded out the top five Tuesday, then is at Madison
the 100-yard freestyle, while at the nine-team event. Memorial Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Zillner was eighth and Middletons wins came in The Cardinals are then off
Roberts was ninth. the 300 butterfly relay and the until Jan. 5.
Senior Sam Young was 500 freestyle relay.
fourth in the 100-yard breast- The Cardinals also rolled PARKER SWIM RELAYS
stroke, while junior Jack to first place at the Middleton
TEAM SCORES
Team scores: Madison West 308,
Mondi was sixth and Kim was triple dual last Friday. Middleton 272, Beloit Memorial 206,
seventh. Middleton defeated Franklin 164, Hononegah 160, Racine
Middletons 400-yard Janesville Craig, 139-31, and
Case 150, Janesville Parker 146,
Madison East 130, Janesville Craig 114.
freestyle relay team of Parkin, toppled Beloit Memorial, 117- RELAY WINNERS
Lamers, Martin was Draves 53. 200 freestyleWest 1:29.51.
finished first. The foursome of Middletons 200-yard med-
400 medleyWest 3:41.71
800 freestyleWest, 7:26.37; 3.
Parkin, Young, Lamers and ley relay team of Parkin, Parker (Nate Warda, Cameron
Kim was third in the 200-yard Young, Kim and Roberts was Odegaard, Garrett Leach, Ethan
medley relay, while the quar- first.
Griffith) 8:05.98.
400 medleyWest 3:49.51.
tet of Kim, Young, Martin and The quartet of Parkin, 300 backstrokeWest 2:38.84.
Draves was fourth. Young, Lamers and Kim won 500 freestyleMiddleton 4:19.63.
Michael Draves is looking
300 breaststrokeWest 3:00.86.
the 200-yard freestyle relay. 400 freestyleWest, 3;25.63.
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Hockey
Cards win
two of three
Armstong and Jonny Hippen
BY ROB REISCHEL both scored three goals as the
Cardinals cruised past East/La
Follette last Thursday. Bo
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Middletons hockey team Bergenthal added two goals,


won two of three games last while Nick Lindberg, Mitch
week. The Cardinals are now Giroux, Jake Pavelski and
5-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big Bryce Schuster all scored, as
Eight Conference. well.
Heres a recap of Jake Feldt led the way with
Middletons week: three assists, while Bryce
Middleton 3, Carey, Hippen, Alex Hovind,
Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells 2 Riley Armstrong and Lars
(OT) Brooks Kalscheur Olerich each had two assists.
scored a power play goal 6 Goalie Luigi Pugliese saved
minutes, 40 seconds into over- all 12 shots he faced and earned
time to lift the Cardinals over the win.
Reedsburg/Dells last Tuesday. Verona 5, Middleton
Jake Feldt and Jonny Hippen The host Wildcats rolled past
assisted on the game-winner. the Cardinals last Saturday.
Bo Bergenthal scored with Verona raced to a 3-0 lead
4:18 left in regulation to tie the after the first period and later
game, 2-2. Bryce Carey and stretched that advantage to 5-0.
Andrew Chafe assisted on Middleton got a late goal
Bergenthals goal. from Bryce Carey that was
Reedsburg/Dells led, 1-0, assisted by Jake Feldt and
after the first period. But Brooks Kalscheur. Cole Garver
Middletons Jake Pavelski made 36 saves, but took the
scored 4:30 into the second loss.
period on an assist by Lars On deck: Middleton host-
Olerich to tie the game, 1-1. ed Madison West Tuesday, then
Reedsburg/Dells took a 2-1 is at Beloit Memorial Thursday
lead just 2:14 into the second at 7 p.m. and at Janesville
period. That set the stage for Saturday at 3 p.m.
the Cardinals comeback. Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
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GIRLS continued from page 11

Were averaging like 30 Middleton, it then went on a 3


turnovers (per game) this -minute scoring drought
year, Dunn said. But yeah, after tying the game at 37. The
were trying to cut that in half Cardinals missed all four of
or even less than that. their shot attempts during the
It was the third straight stretch and fell behind, 41-37.
game the Cardinals have been Middleton converted two
without senior guard Claire free throws with 56 seconds
Staples. remaining and pulled within
Staples had been averaging 41-39, but couldnt get a key
nine points per game before defensive stop. The Cardinals
suffering a high ankle sprain sent the Wildcats to the free
and is one of the more experi- throw line instead, and Verona
enced players on Middletons came up big down the stretch.
roster. According to Kind, the The Cardinals were able to
injury will likely keep her out hold Veronas Chandler
two to three more weeks. Bainbridge, one of the top
(Claire) is one of our most scorers in the Big Eight
experienced players and one Conference (16.5 average
of our more skilled offensive entering the game) to just 10
players, Kind said. It hurts points. Middleton also held
having to miss her leadership, Verona to 29.5% shooting for
missing a lot of the little the game (13-of-44), 1-for-11
things she has learned over on three-pointers (9.1%), and
the past three years. outrebounded the Wildcats,
Middleton started the game 28-24.
strong, storming out to a 19-9 In addition to Dunns big
lead over the first 10 minutes game, Karina Bursac had
and making 6-of-13 shots dur- seven points for Middleton
ing that stretch. and Tavi Tanin added six.
But Verona answered with We took a step in our
a 12-2 run over a four-minute rebounding. Weve really
stretch and tied the game, 21- been struggling boxing out
21. stronger, Dunn said. I think
We hit some early threes we finally got a step in the
and kind of fell in love with it right direction with our
for a little while and didnt get rebounding.
the ball down inside. We With the season only five
stopped attacking for a little games old, Kind knows his
bit, Kind said of letting young squad has room for
Verona back in the game. growth and improvement and
Thats a toughness thing. hopes things can turn around
Weve got to be able to get in for his Cardinals.
and score inside. So far, weve We havent forged much
kind of been struggling to do of an identity yet, Kind said.
that. Hopefully we can. We have a
The game was tied, 24-24, lot of growing to do.
at halftime as Verona took Janesville Craig 66,
advantage of four Middleton Middleton 49 The visiting
turnovers and the Cardinals Cougars rolled past the
2-of-14 shooting over the Cardinals last Thursday.
final eight minutes of the first Craig raced to a 40-22 half-
half. time lead and was never seri-
Just some silly turnovers, ously challenged.
not taking advantage when Tavi Tanin led Middleton
having the ball, (needing to) with 11 points, while
slow down and setting up into Charlotte Dunn added seven.
our offense, and rushing On deck: Middleton
through some plays, Dunn faced Monroe (6-1) on
said. Tuesday, then travels to
Verona came out of half- Janesville Parker on Friday at
time and went on a 9-2 run 7:30 p.m.
over the first 6:43 of the half,
capitalizing on six Middleton VERONA 47, MIDDLETON 41
turnovers and extending its Middleton ......... 24 17 41
Verona ...... 24 23 47
lead to 33-26. MIDDLETON T. Tanin 2 0-0 6,
But the Cardinals rallied. Bursac 2 2-2 7, H. Dunn 0 4-4 4,
Down, 37-32, with 6:50 Lemirande 1 0-0 3, S. Tanin 2 0-0 4,
remaining in the game,
Flottmeyer 1 1-2 3, Dunn 3 4-5 12,
Roquet 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 11-17 41.
Middleton ran off five straight VERONA Bainbridge 1 8-9 10,
points, fueled by a clutch Mueller 0 1-2 1, Rae 3 2-2 8, K. Penn 2
three-pointer by Dunn and 4-5 9, B. Penn 1 0-0 2, James 1 0-0 2,
Briggs 3 4-4 10, Parman 2 1-1 5. Totals
two crucial free throws by 13 20-23 47.
Haley Dunn, to tie things at 37 3-point goals MID 6 (T. Tanin 2,
with 4:35 to go. Bursac 1, Lemirande 1, Dunn 2), V 1 (K.
Penn 1). Total fouls V 16, MID 21.
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Roden also had seven important.


rebounds, three steals and In addition to the big nights
made all three of his free from Brunker and Roden,
throws. Davis Roquet had five
Most of Alans offensive rebounds and Chann Bowman
output comes from his blue- added three steals. Joel Ticknor
collar approach: hard cuts, had four assists, while Sam
offensive rebounds, running Close, Jack Boyle and Nick
the floor, Bavery said of Michaels all had three assists.
Roden. That continues to rub We still have way too
off on his teammates as more many overall turnovers, with
and more of our guys are taking most of them being related to
that step forward in doing all simply not being strong with
the simple, but important the ball, making passes that can
things that are rewarded when be categorized as low percent-
you hustle. age and not meeting the pass,
Middleton built a 38-23 and developing an attitude of
halftime lead and stretched that valuing the ball and each pos-
to as many as 20 points in the session, Bavery said. That is
second half. West mounted a something that is very control-
late comeback and trimmed its lable.
deficit to 10 points with 3 min-
utes remaining. But Middleton Madison West .................. 23 37 60
put the game away with a pair Middleton ........................ 38 34 72
MADISON WEST Shanklin 8
of easy layups against Wests 4-5 20, Champion 0 1-2 1, Thompson 2
half court trapping defense. 2-2 6, McCray 3 1-2 9, Reed 3 1-1 7,
Its always good to get that Patton 1 0-0 2, Thompson 5 2-2 15.
first W , Bavery said. We
Totals 22 11-14 60.
MIDDLETON Roden 5 3-3 13,
had games that were one-pos- Michaels 3 0-0 7, Roquet 2 0-0 4,
session games in the final min- Ticknor 1 2-2 4, Bowman 3 0-0 6,
utes in close losses to both Brunker 13 5-7 36. Totals 28 10-12 72.
3-point goals MW 5 (McCray 2,
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CRAIG continued from page 11

job in holding Craig senior said of Brunker. He needs to minutes last year. But that
guard Blake McCann who understand how the game will group has performed extreme-
entered the night averaging be called when hes in certain ly well as the Cardinals have
21.0 points per game to 12 situations and has to do a bet- begun playing winning bas-
points. ter job of staying on the floor ketball.
We were within an eye- for us. Still, it was a great They practiced hard with,
lash of getting five or even six opportunity for others to step and against a great group of
players in double figures, up in the scoring department seniors last year, Bavery said
which would be ideal to get and they certainly did. of this years senior class.
night in and night out, Brunker scored 10 of his They had a lot of success in
Bavery said. We had a great team-high 16 points in the varsity reserve games, and
stretch of about three or four second half, highlighted by a most had a great year compet-
minutes where the ball was steal and thunderous dunk ing in other sports, functional
really moving and we got a lot early in the half. Middletons strength workouts in our pro-
of drive and kick, throwback, lead eventually grew to as gram, open gym work, sum-
and inside-out action for those many as 22 at 60-38 and the mer basketball games, and so
three-point looks, so its com- Cardinals cruised to their on.
ing along compared to our most impressive win of the We knew we had a lot of
first game. And were getting year. guys coming back that made
to the offensive glass better, Middleton finished the serious physical changes and
whether for an offensive night 11-of-26 from three- that they were willing to
rebound or just to tip and keep point range (42.3%) and out- work. Our juniors are coming
the ball alive. rebounded Craig, 33-24. along now too. I think some
Michaels and Close each Weve always had a were deflecting to seniors
made three first half three- green-light mentality in all early, but now they are start-
pointers, and Bowman added phases of the game and we ing to realize that we are all
two of his own as the cant be afraid to make one team and junior-senior
Cardinals raced to a 38-24 aggressive mistakes, Bavery doesnt matter. No doubt we
lead at the break. In all, said. Against Craig we are a fun team to be around
Middleton made 10 first half moved the ball better, made daily, and an exciting team to
three-pointers. better reads offensively and watch on game night!
The Cardinals thrived defensively both in the full On deck: Middleton is at
despite early foul trouble from and half court, and we played Verona Thursday at 7:30 p.m.,
Brunker, who entered the with a higher level of emo- then travels to Janesville
game averaging a league-high tion. Slowly the confidence of Parker Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
26.0 points per game. the team is starting to build. The Cardinals host Madison
Brogan is an aggressive Middleton, which lost four La Follette Tuesday at 7:30
player and is also an easy tar- preferred starters from a year p.m., then are off until Dec. 27
get because of his physical ago, has gotten a huge early- when they host Sussex
stature, so hes not going to season boost from a senior Hamilton in a holiday tourna-
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