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Questions of cost, risk led village


board to walk away from combined
community center and village hall
LIFE Foundation wanted to turn the former Lands’ End Call Center into a
combined community center, village hall and police station; the village
board felt there were too many questions about the project’s true costs
purchase the property and kick laboration, planned to purchase said those conditions were not
start the collaboration, say they the former Lands’ Ends build- subsequently met, and that’s
BY MATT GEIGER
were shocked and dismayed by ing. They had approached the part of the reason they pulled
the board’s vote. Up until the Cross Plains Village Board with the plug on the deal on Novem-
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A public/private partnership morning of Nov. 14, Jane Busch the idea, pitching it as a ber 13.
that would have created a new existed in a whirlwind of excite- public/private partnership that The minutes from that meet-
community center, village hall ment and enthusiasm. She was could save village taxpayers ing indicate board members felt
and police headquarters in the sure the deal was about to be fi- millions of dollars of capital the proposal had been misrepre-
former Lands’ End building at nalized. costs in the long run, and pro- sented when it was brought to
1850 Ludden Drive has failed to Today, she is shaking her vide the community with an in- them, and that they had been led
become a reality. head, feeling she was left with- valuable resource for to believe the LIFE Foundation
The Cross Plains Village out satisfactory answers as to generations to come. would have $800,000 cash in
Board, after expressing interest what, exactly, went wrong. Village leaders were on hand at the time of closing.
in the initiative early on, walked Busch was one of the driving board, believed Busch and oth- They also felt the terms for a
away from the deal after a forces behind a push to raise do- ers behind the proposal, and suitable memorandum of under-
closed session discussion on the nations for the new community they indicated their support. standing had not yet been
night of Nov. 13. In the minutes center, village hall, police head- The board approved a letter reached. Also, walking away
from that meeting, the board quarters and potentially, fitness of commitment on August 14. from the deal lowered next
laid out three reasons for quash- hub. The LIFE Foundation, a They voted to have an offer year’s local tax levy by three
ing the proposal. grass roots non-profit organiza- made on the property, after sev- percent.
Supporters of the project, tion dedicated to healthy eral conditions were met, on
who had been raising funds to lifestyles and community col- August 28. But village leaders See DEAL, page 5

Plan commission approves Stagecoach Trail


building plan in the City of Middleton
46-unit mixed-income housing moves forward
went through numerous design specific implementation plan Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
and density changes before fi- (SIP) the council will vote on City staff, elected officials and
BY CAMERON BREN
nally getting approval for re- approval in January. business owners argued the
The rezoning request was ini- project addresses the need for
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zoning earlier this year.
The Middleton Plan Com- The common council ap- tially denied by the common affordable, rentable housing in
mission approved the final proved the first part of the council due to a significant the city.
building plan for Stagecoach building plan called the general number of neighboring resi- City planner Mark Ortiz said
Trail apartments. The 46 unit implementation plan (GIP) in dents to the site taking issue most of the details for the build-
three story mixed-income build- November. Now that the plan with the density of the develop-
ing at 6620-6626 Century Ave. commission has approved the ment and its proximity to the See STAGECOACH, page 9

Will the Town of


Middleton incorporate?
An old issue is back before the town board again...
corporate. That means the town best interest,” said Yde. He de-
would not meet that require- clined to define what that
BY KEVIN MURPHY
ment until the 2020 census is meant.
completed. If the IRB approves the peti-
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The possibility that some The incorporation process tion, then a referendum is de-
begins with a petition signed by cided by a majority of the
Photos contributed
areas of the town of Middleton
could be annexed into the city 50 residents is filed in Dane residents living in the area seek-
County Circuit Court which ing incorporation.
Singers spread holiday cheer
of Middleton prompted the The Middleton High School Chamber Singers spent
town board to get schooled checks it for certain criteria. A The process can take six Thursday, Dec. 14 spreading holiday cheer by caroling at
Monday on incorporation. town board can initiate incorpo- months to a year, longer if a area businesses and health care facilities. It was a memorable
“There are two ways a town ration but it still needs 50 signa- neighboring city contests it, experience for both the kids and their grateful audiences.
can protect its boundaries,” at- tures on a petition. Yde said. Pictured from top to bottom: The Chamber Singers com-
torney Richard Yde, told the If the court reviews the valid- The southern half of the town pleted the tour with very moving performances at Attic
board. “By intergovernmental ity of the petition and checks it may qualify for annexation Angel; One of the first stops on the holiday tour was singing
agreement or by incorporation if meets population density and while the less populated portion for patients at the Carbone Cancer Center; Holy Wisdom
(into a village).” other standards required by the north of US 14 may not, Yde Monastery was an enchanting setting for caroling; The Mid-
The town had about 6,300 state. If approved, the petition is said. Of course the southern part dleton High School Chamber Choir spent a full day last week
residents, according to the 2010 sent to the Incorporation Re- of the town that incorporated touring businesses and care facilities in and around Middle-
census, just shy of the 6,400 the view Board which determines if ton - they are pictured here on the bus; Sitting with Santa at
state requires for a village to in- incorporation is “in the public’s West Towne Mall was another highlight of the day.
See INCORPORATION, page 3
PAGE 2 TIMES-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

Glacier students in search of the perfect water flea trap


A team of 6th and 7th grade tential to add significant value 2009, the population of Daph-
students at Glacier Creek Mid- to the world.   They must also nia had decreased by 95% mak-
dle School participating in the design, build, and program a ing the water clarity worse by 1
FLL robotics program through robot and compete on a table meter.   Current efforts are fo-
BadgerBOTS in Middleton, top playing field. cused on stopping the transport
have created a device designed The project theme this year is and spread of harmful invasive
to trap the spiny water flea, an ‘Hydrodynamics’.  Teams are to species, such as the spiny water
invasive zooplankton species, identify a problem in the way flea, from one body of water to
that has negatively impacted the people find, transport, use, or another.  Because there is no so-
water clarity in Lake Mendota. dispose of water.   The team lution to eliminate the spiny
Team ‘Epsilon SaberBOTz’, chose to study the problem of water fleas once they become
is comprised of worsening water clarity in Lake established in a lake, the kids
four  Glacier  Creek Middle Mendota due in part to the tiny endeavored to design a trap.
School students: Varun Gupta, invasive species, the spiny Under the expert guidance of
Eric Ma, Clay Kreimeier, and water flea.   They discovered Jake Walsh, postdoctoral re-
Corbin Slinde.  The team men- that because the spiny water search associate at the Center
tor is MHS 9th grade student flea eats the algae-eating zoo- for Limnology at UW - Madi- Photo contributed
Calvin Slinde, and team coach, plankton, Daphnia, algae son, the team has created and From left to right: Varun Gupta, Corbin Slinde, Clay Kreimeier and Eric Ma.
Derren Slinde. blooms become more prevalent, tested three prototypes of their
Each year, teams are required which makes water recreation spiny water flea trap designed
to research a real-world prob- less desirable.   They also to catch only spiny water fleas quent design as the kids have ber 19th.   The team was sin at the World Championship
lem such as food safety, recy- learned since the spiny water without harming beneficial zoo- learned that catching spiny awarded the ‘Mechanical De- in Detroit April 25-28, 2018.
cling, energy, etc. and are flea population exploded in plankton or fish.  The team has water fleas is not as easy as it sign’ Award which recognizes a This year 32,000 teams in 88
challenged to develop an inno- Lake Mendota after an unusu- made numerous modifications sounds.  A fourth prototype is team that designs and develops countries are participating in
vative solution that has the po- ally cool early summer in and upgrades with each subse- currently in the works.   Ulti- a mechanically sound robot that First Lego League (FLL).  FLL
mately, the kids imagine an au- is durable, efficient, and highly is a robotics program designed
tomated “roomba-like” trap that capable of performing chal- to get children excited about
removes the spiny water flea lenge missions.  The team was science and technology. Teams
from the water in an effort to nominated for two other have to create a solution to
maintain and improve the water awards, and advanced to the problems faced by
clarity of Lake Mendota and Sectional Tournament. today’s scientists.  Teams must
other bodies of water impacted Out of 49 teams competing at also build and program a robot
by the spiny water flea. the Sectional Tournament at to solve missions on an obstacle
The kids presented their proj- Marshall Middle School on Sat- course. They will present their
ect, research and solution at the urday, December 16th, the team solution and compete in the
FLL Regional Tournament at was awarded the ‘Innovative robot matches at regional tour-
Parker High School in Solution’ Award which recog- naments. Qualifying teams
Janesville on Sunday, Novem- nizes a team’s solution that is move on to sectional, state and
exceptionally well-considered global tournaments.
and creative, with good poten- BadgerBOTS Robotics Cor-
tial to solve the problem re- poration (located at 7615 Dis-
searched.   The team was covery Drive, Middleton) is a
nominated for three other 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educa-
awards as well and are advanc- tional organization that partici-
ing to the State Tournament to pates with FIRST® (For
be held at Parker High School Inspiration and Recognition of
on February 25th, 2018.   The Science and Technology) local,
top two teams at the State Tour- state and worldwide competi-
nament will represent Wiscon- tions.
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CITY COUNCIL
Middleton approves urban greenway study
“Basically through the great One recommendation in the
BY CAMERON BREN work of you all you are able to study calls for developing a
go through all the way from the plan for the greenway that could
golf course to the confluence be adopted by the city council.
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The Middleton Common pond to the conservancy to “Right now it is used for
Council has approved a study Governor Nelson State Park many different uses…There are
from Vandewalle and Associ- there is a continued strip of a lot of different groups in the
ates consulting firm which ex- greenway,” Maloney said. “So city the are involved in the
amines and makes you truly are a greenway city, greenway, but there is no docu-
recommendations on the “urban you’ve grown around the green- ment that sort of holistically
greenway” of the city. The way, it’s become an important identifies it and plans it,” Mal-
study was reviewed by the plan asset.” oney said.
commission, which recom- Maloney said while talking to There is no committee that
mended approval by the com- business owners, residents and meets specifically to plan for
mon council. other community stakeholders the greenway, Maloney pointed
Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren
Jeff Maloney, principal de- for the study it became apparent out and recommended forming
Jeff Maloney, principal designer for Vandewalle, recently presented the study to the common
signer for Vandewalle, pre- how valuable the greenway is. an advisory committee or dele-
council.
sented the findings of the study “We realized people are lo- gating the role of one to an ex-
to the common council. Mal- cating because of this greenway isting committee. mittees be part of the discus- the city. Maloney said a more ture,” Maloney said about golf
oney said the goal was to define system,” Maloney said. “Being Council president Susan sion. clear separation was needed be- members. Bicyclists do not pay
the urban greenway, identify adjacent to it provides their em- West asked for more informa- Maloney noted that given the tween land use for bicycle trails for trail access.
economic development poten- ployees places for breaks, it’s tion on the suggested oversight argument for the greenway as and the golf course. A map was Maloney explained the plan
tial, public improvements and great for job retention being ad- committee. an economic development tool, created to demonstrate the sep- calls for the bicycle pump track
recreational opportunities. jacent and people are looking Maloney said it could be han- TIF could be used for financing aration. to be moved from its current lo-
To define the greenway Mal- for high tech companies that we dled by the city council or the some public improvements. “When you are a user of that cation to the north to provide
oney shared a map of the city have here adjacent to recreation sustainability committee but The urban greenway study site, and you pay to use that site parking for golf course.
that overlays city and county and the highly sustainable said if major improvements also made recommendations for you need to have an experience Alder Robert Burke made a
park lands and conservation ex- mixed use developments that were to be made sustainability, land use at the Pleasant View where it is protected and you motion to approve the study,
isting throughout the city. we have.” parks and water resources com- Golf Course which is owned by have a good experience in na- which passed unanimously.

Incorporation continued from page 1

into a village could seek annex- “Taxes in cities and town can currently doesn’t bear, Yde said. higher taxes. about…we want to be friends Bishops Bay residential de-
ation of the northern part. vary…by the level of services Some residents did not like Without incorporating, the with all our neighbors, velopment is expanding on the
However, annexation is offered and the (size of) the tax the idea of incorporation which town can be chipped away by Brar said. city’s northeast side in the town
brought by property owners not base,” Yde said. can mean more bureaucracy and annexation where its tax base Brar has backed the idea of of Westport and there’s devel-
municipalities, Yde said. Since Cities and villages are re- higher cost government. erodes along with its ability to creating a high tech corridor opment possibilities that could
property owners typically seek quired to provide police protec- Board Supervisor Brent survive in the long run, Renteria along US 14, which is in the impact the town of Springfield,
annexation in order to get sewer tion, towns are not; but cities Renteria has wanted to pursue said. town, but there are no plans or but there are no similar plans
and water services, a town that and villages can meet that obli- at least the idea of incorporation Intergovernmental agree- property owner interest in that west to the town of Middleton,
provides those services may gation by contracting with a and said Monday that he hasn’t ments also protect town bound- now, he said. Brar said.
keep the property owner from sheriff’s department like the spoken to anyone opposed to it. aries and the agreement the
leaving, he said. town currently does, Yde said. He also said it was speculative town has with the city of Madi-
Town Chair Cynthia Richson Cities and villages also ad- to equate incorporation and son maps out an orderly annex-
asked if incorporation would minister and enforce their own ation over the next 60 years.
mean higher property taxes for zoning ordinances, and the en- The town does not have an
residents. forcement is a cost the town agreement with the Middleton,
just a memo of understanding
that consists of a “few vague
pages,” Richson said.
Middleton wants to annex
about eight acres of the Erd-
mann property of the Pleasant
View Golf Course but the rest
of the tract may be too hilly and
too far from city sewer and
water to develop, said Town En-
gineer Rod Zubella.
Yde suggested approach the
city’s attorney about opening
negotiations toward an agree-
ment.
In a phone interview Mon-
day, Middleton Mayor Gurdip
Brar said he would welcome the
opportunity to talk to the town
about boundaries.
“They have nothing to worry
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TOWN OF CROSS PLAINS


Incentive for property owners to preserve ag land
tional development rights avail- corridors. tiguous to the Black Earth Bidding will be opened in Jan- In less routine news, a mys-
able to certain property owners Town Chairman Greg Hyer Creek Corridor, or identified as uary for the work. terious safe found in the town
BY ERIKA WITTEKIND
who decline mineral extraction said the town did not hear any National Parks Ice Scientific The list includes chip sealing garage turned out to hold
rights, place land into a perma- negative feedback from resi- Reserve/DNR/county acquisi- on Timber Lane, portions of records going back almost two
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Some property owners in the nent agricultural easement, or dents at its public hearing. One tion areas. West Mineral Point, and North centuries.
Town of Cross Plains will have sell land to public or nonprofit resident asked if the amendment To qualify, property owners Garfoot; wedge work on pieces After finding the safe and
the option to earn additional entities for conservation pur- would be too restrictive on how will have to vacate any grandfa- of North Garfoot, Enchanted being unable to open it, town
property splits if they take ac- poses. property owners could use their thered mineral extraction zon- Valley Road, Observatory patrolman Bruce Boehnen cut
tion to preserve land for agricul- Talk of reopening an inactive land, but Hyer answered that the ing status, and either place a Road, Mauer, and West Stage- the back off. Inside were a 1926
tural or conservation purposes. mineral extraction site on Min- program would be strictly vol- permanent agricultural or con- coach Road; shoulder and ditch plat map and town meeting
After months of discussion eral Point Road, near a former untary. servation easement on the prop- work on the West Mineral Point records going as far back as
and a public hearing in Novem- landfill, initially spurred the dis- Eligible properties include erty or sell to a public or hill; tree trimming and shoul- 1832.
ber, the town board approved cussion, but town officials said inactive mineral extraction nonprofit entity for conserva- dering as needed; as well as a Boehnen said that the Cross
the amendment to its land use they also hope to encourage sites, with no activity as of tion. No Passing sign on Old Mili- Plains Historical Society had
plan at the Dec. 11 meeting. continued agricultural uses, as 2016, and lots of at least 35 Also at its December meet- tary, patching on Camel Hill expressed an interest in storing
The amendment creates well as protect land in the Black acres that are adjacent to certain ing, the board approved a list of Road, and gravel on Krantz the documents.
super-sending areas with addi- Earth Creek and Ice Age Trail public lands, adjacent to or con- priorities for road work in 2018. Drive and Braun Road.

SENIOR HOUSING
Dane County Board backs JT Klein development
An 83-unit mixed income low-income housing tax credits mary care givers. In addition to grand families, gan. “This project looks to take says County Board Supervisor
apartment project in Middleton from the Wisconsin Housing “We know grandparents are the Oak Ridge apartments fea- full advantage of it.” Paul Rusk. “This five-year ex-
aimed at seniors and grandpar- and Economic Development playing an increasing role in ture one- and two-bedroom Also Thursday, the Dane tension will provide excellent
ents raising children was ap- Authority (WHEDA). raising kids and this exciting units targeted for independent County Board is to consider a health care by professional staff
proved by the Dane County Of the 83 units in the project, project recognizes the reality of senior citizens aged 55+. new five-year, $27-million con- who live here in Dane County.”
Board last week. 70 will be set aside for tenants family structures today,” says The location on Lisa Lane on tract with Correct Care Solu- The 37-member, nonpartisan
The Board voted in favor of with incomes between 30 and Dane County Board Chair Middleton’s north side is close tions of Nashville, Tenn., to Dane County Board of Supervi-
$665,000 in funding for the Oak 60 percent of the county median Sharon Corrigan. to shopping, public transit and provide health services and sors sets policy for County op-
Ridge development during its – between $25,550 and $51,120 Monies for the project were parks as well as the future site mental health services for in- erations in the areas of human
regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thurs- for a family of four.  Also, seven included in the county’s 2016 of the new 60,000-80,000 mates in the county jail system. needs, infrastructure, criminal
day night in Room 201 of the of the income restricted apart- capital budget’s Affordable square foot Meriter/UW Health “Dane County is one of only justice, the environment and
City-County Building. ments will be 3-bedroom units Housing Development Fund. Ambulatory Clinic. a handful of jails in the country County finance.   The County
The project is being devel- reserved for “grand families” - The Oak Ridge project is the “As a Middleton resident, I that provides 24/7 mental health Board meets twice monthly at 7
oped by J.T. Klien Company, a growing type of household fourth to be selected for assis- can attest to the high quality of services, recognizing that folks p.m. in Room 201 of the City-
which was earlier selected for where grandparents are the pri- tance. life our city offers,” said Corri- in crisis need help right away,” County Building.

MIDDLETON-CROSS PLAINS SCHOOL BOARD


Teachers and parents as partners in middle school
Creek is a partnership between also engaged as partners in the simplified the purpose of the for middle schoolers. rooms with evidence based pro-
the University of Wisconsin and process and co-create strategies study, “We’re really surround- Currently the program is cedures, materials, resources,
BY LESLIE AFEAWO
Glacier Creek in Cross Plains. that can support their success at ing the middle schooler with identifying students with social and in-person coaching.
The Program is designed to school and home. positive support and connecting behavior concerns and begin- Year 4 Consists of follow-ups
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UW Assistant Professor promote middle school stu- Teachers and Parents as Part- home, school and community, ning to put in place the support with previous participants in
Andy Garbacz and Associate dents’ social behavioral compe- ners in Middle School is a 4- so that they are experiencing systems required. order to assess progress. The
Principal Ken Metz presented tencies for students specifically year project with funding from those transitions seamlessly and Execution of the partnership Middleton Cross Plains Area
the Middleton-Cross Plains with behavior concerns. Parents the U.S. Department of Educa- predictably” begins in the last two years of School District will in turn re-
Area School District with infor- and teachers work together with tion and the Institute of Educa- The study is currently in its the project. ceive and benefit from all mate-
mation on the Teachers and Par- a behavior specialist to identify tion Sciences. The project year two of its lifespan, having Year three consists of bolster- rials, research and results that
ents as Partners in Middle strengths and concerns, develop ranges grades 6 to 8. collected information and input ing the partnership between the are subsequently developed.
School program. and implement a supportive and UW Assistant Professor of from parents, teachers, students, parents, teachers, and students, In the meantime the partner-
The Teachers and Parents as strengths-based intervention Psychology, Licensed Psychol- and administrators about con- and offering support families in ship is in talks to provide peri-
Partners Program at Glacier plan at home and school, and ogist and Principal Investigator joint consultation and using said homes and teachers in class- odic status updates and results.
evaluate progress. Students are on the study Dr. Andy Garbacz input to modify the intervention

SKI AND SNOWBOARD NEWS


Destination State for MHS Ski and Snowboard teams?
2018 promises to be another senior Paige Wirth, juniors lost 6 State participants and will onships, while the girls were dori Shaw are excited about Ski and snowboard racing is
exciting year for the Middleton Megan Chandler and Hannah need to take one race at a time 4th in conference and 18th at their 3rd year coaching the teams a varsity sport at Middleton
High School Ski and Snow- Laufenberg, and sophomores and some hard work to return to State.  Both teams’ goal is a re- and the prospects of a return trip High School, with the teams
board, with more than 80 stu- Cecelia Jones and Jae McCul- State,” provided 4th year board turn trip to State.  Seniors Anne to State, despite losing three key competing in the Southern Con-
dent-athletes on the roster, a ley.  Graduation took its toll on coach Darrin Kolka. Squires, Alec Riddle and Emery seniors to graduation.  “Each ference of the WI High School
school record, supported by a the boys team that won confer- For the ski teams, this could Goeden, juniors Jazmyn Babler, year is different, but I like the Alpine Racing Association
large freshman class adding to ence and finished 2nd at State, be a rebuilding year led by im- Alexis Stanhke, Rachel Kush- makeup of the teams.  (WHSARA) and at the State
the teams’ depth.    with only senior John Jones re- proving sophomore and junior ner, Nick Ronnie and Sean Transforming this diverse meet governed by the Wiscon-
Coming off a WHSARA turning. classes trying to replace a Bertalot, and sophomores and younger group of skiers sin Alpine Racing Association
Conference Title and a first ever “We will have an even strong group of graduated sen- Sophia DeOliveira, Serena into racers and staying true to (WIARA). 
WIARA State Championship stronger girls team than last iors.  Last year the boys ski Raval and Henry Hartung return our team motto of “Have fun, The first race
for MHS last year, the girls year, with more racing experi- team finished 2nd in the WH- from the State teams. ski fast, be safe and go Cardi- is Monday evening, January 8,
board team returns a loaded ros- ence.  It’s a great chance to go SARA conference and 10th at Ski team Head Coach Ray nals” is the focus for the year,” 2018 at Tyrol Basin Ski Area.
ter, led by State competitors back-to-back at State.  The boys the WIARA State Champi- Riddle and Assistant Coach Mi- said Riddle. 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 5

Deal continued from page 1

Part of the board’s decision


seems to have been a lack of
hard data regarding the pro-
posal’s real, long-term cost to
taxpayers. Another factor was a
tight timeline that made some
on the board uncomfortable.
“The village needed time to
look at the true, long-term
costs,” says Caitlin  Stene, the
village’s administrator and
clerk.
“The LIFE Foundation came
to us and said they had a great
opportunity … [and] our first
impression was that it was
going to be a very tight budget
year, and me, personally, I
didn’t want to rush into this,” Times-Tribune photo by Matt Geiger
recalls village trustee Bill Bro- The LIFE Foundation and the Cross Plains Village Board were considering Ludden Drive as the location for a new combined village hall, police station and
sius. community center. The village board walked away from the deal last month, saying it needed more information, and more time, to make an informed decision.
Early talks with the LIFE
Foundation did manage to as-
ally. In addition, the property multi-faceted building. Busch “I don’t get it,” she adds. did the village board. The center followed by $404,000 in the
suage some of those fears. The
would have been removed from and her husband offered to “We were doing it out of the would have offered indoor fifth year, all interest-free.
village board, realizing both
the tax rolls, leading to further work on the project for free, for goodness of our own hearts.” walking and fitness opportuni- The LIFE Foundation
parties had a short timeline dur-
losses for village coffers. a year, they say. She suspects the village ties, rental space for group func- pledged to cover expenses such
ing which to make the deal hap-
“What we were looking for Then, shortly before they board got cold feet when the tions, and a safe place for young as closing costs, appraisal, in-
pen, decided to move forward.
was more time,” said Brosius. planned to close on the prop- local tax levy rose 9.39 percent people to gather, she says. surance, accountant and attor-
“I know everyone on the
“They [the LIFE Foundation] erty, Jane Busch received word in the 2018 budget. But she “We reached out to private ney fees. Once full payment
board supports the LIFE Foun-
felt they needed to do it now.” that the village board, after can’t be sure, she says, because donors and businesses to finan- was received by the LIFE Foun-
dation and appreciates the work
“Would we like to have a meeting in closed session to dis- no one from the village ever of- cially contribute and they re- dation, the money would be
they do for the village,” says
community center? Ab- cuss the deal privately, had fered her a real explanation. sponded,” says Busch. “We given back to the community
Brosius.
solutely,” continues Brosius. backed out. The deal fell apart. “Not a lot,” is what she was reached out to the village to center for improvements, such
But as the closing date for the
“Would we like the LIFE Foun- Busch says she returned hun- given, she says. own and administer the facility as a gym or pool.
property drew near, village
dation to be part of it? Ab- dreds of thousands of dollars to “The whole village was be- by offering a land contract with Two very different memoran-
board members grew increas-
solutely. Do we have to do it local donors who thought they hind us,” she adds. “Not one a five-year timeframe. We of- dums of understanding, which
ingly worried that all the stipu-
right? Absolutely.” had helped make the commu- person was negative about it.” fered to partner with them to were drafted but never ap-
lations they had laid out would
There is no funding for a cost nity center a reality. The LIFE Foundation be- bring evidence-based wellness proved, defined the parameters
not be met in time to finalize the
analysis included in the 2018 Speaking to the newspaper lieved the vacant former Lands’ and fitness programs to the cen- of the public/private partner-
deal. With the scheduled closing
budget. last week, Busch’s enthusiasm End Call Center could be re- ter. We thought it was a golden ship.
on the property just two days
The LIFE Foundation had been replaced by chagrin claimed for a viable community opportunity for the commu- Also under the deal, revenue
away, the board and the LIFE
planned to purchase the build- and outright confusions as to center combined with village nity.” from fitness memberships, fit-
Foundation had not agreed upon
ing, then sell it to the village at what went wrong. administrative offices and the “It required little or no re- ness classes and event room
a memorandum of understand-
no interest, over the course of “It hurt,” she says. “It hurt Cross Plains Police Depart- modeling, at all,” Busch says of rentals could have offset the
ing, there were lingering ques-
five years. Once the money was because we had their approval. ment. She says the police ex- the building. center’s operating expenses, say
tions about the potential debt
repaid, the LIFE Foundation We were partnering with them.” pressed support for the idea, as “We went to the village, pro- supporters. According to Busch,
the village would be taking on,
pledged to donate the money posed the partnership, and they the village could have paid for
and it was learned that utilities
they recouped back into the were very excited,” she states. the purchase by selling off ex-
on the building could cost in the
project to further enhance the “They wanted us to pursue it, so cess property of their own.
neighborhood of $75,000 annu-
we did.” In yet another twist, Busch’s
The purchase would have in- husband, Bud, is actually a
cluded the 35,500-square-foot member of the seven-person
building and 10.45 acres of village board. But he recused
land. The LIFE Foundation, himself from discussions about
which pledged not to profit the deal, because of his personal
from the venture, says it had se- connection to it, and he cast no
cured $772,000 in donations vote on the issue.
and pledges, with two pledges Brosius said it was a difficult
pending for approximately decision, but he and fellow
$75,000. Their cash in hand at board members tried do what
the anticipated time of closing was best for the citizens they
was $485,000, though, which represent. As to whether the vil-
was one of the main reasons the lage and the LIFE Foundation
village backed out. might be able to come together
The State Bank of Cross in the future, when there is more
Plains was providing a “bridge” time to examine every aspect of
loan to cover the balance the deal, he says he is cautiously
pledged, according to Busch. optimistic.
The land contract terms were “I hope so,” he says. “I really
$100,000 in the first four years, do.”

AD
to come
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MIDDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY


The Middleton Public Li- storytelling, and animation. coding and computer sci-
brary is excited to offer a The Media Maker Lab’s ence, as well as teaches
new series of Google-de- instructor is Brian Miles, a problem-solving through
signed coding programs for Computer Technology creativity.
youth aged 8-14, running teacher at the Middleton Coding Club meets at the
from January – August 2018. Cross Plains Area School library on select Tuesdays,
The library’s Coding Club, District and a Google 6-8 pm. Please visit
part of its Media Maker Lab Trained Educator, a certifi- www.midlibrary.org/events
youth technology instruction cation that helps teachers in- to see a full list of events and
program, will follow cur- tegrate Google tools into to register. In addition to
riculum from CS First, instruction. Coding Club, Miles will
Google’s free instructional “These courses have been present CS First program-
series in computer program- designed by Google to be ming at “CodeWeek” events
ming basics. CS First cur- highly engaging to all kids,” held March 26-30, June 11-
riculum provides accessible Miles says of CS First. 15, and July 16-20.
computer programming in- “Kids of all abilities, access, For more information
struction for use in libraries, backgrounds, gender identi- about CS First, please visit:
schools, and clubs, and has fication, and racial groups https://csfirst.withgoogle.co
been used worldwide. The are welcome and encour- m
10-hour courses in this series aged to participate in our
build coding skills through group.” Miles believes this -Written by Rebecca
youth-friendly themes such program helps youth explore Light, Middleton Public Li-
as fashion, game creation, the diverse field of careers in brary Photo contributed
Participants give a ‘thumbs up’ at a Media Maker Lab event at the Middleton Public Library.

ROSEMARY GARFOOT LIBRARY


Holiday Hours Story Times is on the library website, reading to your child. All chil- mystery and the search for a lost Computer Help Available
The library will be closed This week completes our cur- www.rgpl.org. As always, dur- dren from birth to kindergarten Amazon city. Call Pam at 798- The library offers free com-
December 25th and January 1st. rent session, “Let’s Go”, with a ing this break from story time age are encouraged to join this 3881 for information about puter help by appointment.
grand finale music program on programs the child-centered program. Stop in anytime to Carpe Librum. Please call Kris at 798-3881 to
New Tuesday Hours Thursday, December 21st, fea- story room will be available for sign up and get a special keep- sign up.
Starting in 2018, the library turing Corey Hart (see below). you and your children! sake record book and book bag Free Career Assistance on
is adding more evening hours Our winter schedule for Wig- for your child. For more infor- January19th Gently Used Books, DVDs,
on Tuesdays. Our new hours glers and Gigglers (babies and Special Preschool Music mation, check out our 1000 Whether you’re actively CDs and Puzzles Welcome
will be: toddlers) kicks off January 9th Program with Corey Hart – Books Before Kindergarten seeking employment or not, The Friends of the Rosemary
at 10:00 AM, and Big Kids Thursday, Dec. 21, 10 AM webpage at meet up with a Job Services Garfoot Public Library are ac-
Monday-Thursday 9AM- Booktime (preschoolers) starts Start off the winter break www.rgpl.org/1000-books- representative at the library to cepting donations of gently
8PM, Friday 9AM-5PM, and up again on January 11th at from school with a fun, musical kindergarten. get an expert’s eye on your re- used books, DVDs, CDs, and
Saturday 10AM-2PM 10:00 AM. A complete schedule program at the library! Join us sume, get interviewing tips and puzzles to be sold at the Friends
at this 2017 story time grand fi- information about job searches, used book sale. Please drop off
nale for a performance by tal- Tween Book Club (for ages and more. We have partnered your items at the library, and let
ented Madison 9 and older) – Monday, Janu- with the Wisconsin Department us know if you want a tax re-
singer/songwriter, Corey Hart, ary 22, 4-5 PM of Workforce Development to ceipt. Proceeds from the sales
who will share some songs for Please check our website for provide one-on-one assistance support programming and spe-
the very young. Geared for 3-5 the next book selection. with job searching, resume writ- cial projects. No text books,
year olds (all ages welcome). Family Fort Night – Mon- ing and editing, interview skills, nonfiction series books, ency-
Start getting ready for our sum- day, January 22, 6-7:45 PM etc. A Job Service representa- clopedia sets, or books that are
mer program theme for 2018: We had so much fun with this tive is at the library the third torn, stained, have a musty
Libraries Rock! program last year, we’re doing Friday of each month from odor, or brittle spines, please.
it again to kick-off our 2018 9:00 AM to noon to assistant
1000 Books Before Kinder- Family programs! We’ll have you. Call the library to make an
garten sheets and clips available, flash- appointment today! The Cross Plains-Berry
It’s never too soon to start lights, walking s’mores, and Historical Society Research
plenty of books. Use our sup- Open Music Jam Center
plies or bring your own. All Stop by the library on Thurs- Located in the library, the
ages welcome!!! For more in- day nights, 6:00 PM to 8:00 historical society research cen-
formation please call Catherine PM, and join other area musi- ter is open by appointment.
at 798-3881. cians in a weekly music jam. All Contact Pauline Brunner at 798-
abilities welcome! 2217 to make an appointment.

Carpe Librum Book Dis-


cussion Group
Join us on Thursday, January
25 at 6:00 PM when we will be
discussing David Grann’s rivet-
ing nonfiction book, The Lost
City of Z, about a centuries old
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 7

cle liability insurance required, 53713 06/10/2017, $124.00, Milwaukee, WI Merrill, Dirk R, 40, Operating $124.00, Madison, WI 53711
04/07/2017, $0.00, Cazenovia, WI Freeman, Xavier L, 24, Operating 53204 While Intoxicated, 11/18/2016, Phistry, Andrew M, 29, Operating
IN COURT 53924
Collins, Margaret A, 66, Method of
while Suspended,
$124.00, Madison, WI 53715
06/08/2017, Jimenez-Garcia, Orlando A, 27,
Operating after revocation,
$861.00, Narberth, PA 19072
Meyer, Brett M, 27, Exceeding
vehicle without insurance,
06/11/2017, $124.00, Waunakee, WI
Giving Signals, 06/09/2017, $98.00, Friske, Miranda C, 26, Exceeding 10/23/2016, $98.80, Madison, WI Zones and Posted Limits, 53597
Madison, WI 53705 Zones and Posted Limits, 53713 05/23/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Pinske, Michael L, 43, Exceeding
Acklam, Mary Constance, 63,
Collins, Treasure T, 19, Operating 05/22/2017, $98.80, Monroe, WI Jimenez-Garcia, Orlando A, 27, 53718 Zones and Posted Limits,
Method of Giving Signals,
while Suspended, 06/12/2017, 53566 Deviation from Designated Lane, Miller, Samuel B, 30, Traffic Con- 06/11/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
06/14/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
$124.00, Madison, WI 53711 Fuson, Douglas F, 73, Auto Fol- 10/23/2016, $0.00, Madison, WI trol Signal Violation red, 05/22/2017, 53562
53562
Comley, Corissa N, 24, Operating lowing Too Closely, 05/19/2017, 53713 $98.80, Madison, WI 53705 Pohlkamp, Erin M, 33, Non Regis-
Al Ghetta, Anthony S, 50, Exceed-
While Intoxicated, 05/07/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI 53562 Johnson, Kathleen K, 48, Dog/Cat Milton Jr, Johnnie C, 52, Exceed- tration, 05/26/2017, $98.80, Middle-
ing Zones and Posted Limits,
$865.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Gardner, Keith A H III, 32, Seatbelt Not Run At Large, 04/14/2017, ing Zones and Posted Limits, ton, WI 53562
05/05/2017, $124.00, Neenah, WI
Comley, Corissa N, 24, Operating Required Oper/Pass, 05/06/2017, $111.40, Middleton, WI 53562 06/12/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI Pokrandt, Todd C, 53, Exceeding
54956
With/PAC, 05/07/2017, $0.00, Mid- $10.00, Rockford, IL 61109 Johnson, Marc B, 67, Non Regis- 53717 Zones and Posted Limits,
Alonso Manzano, Jose Alberto,
dleton, WI 53562 Garner, Nathan James, 27, Ex- tration, 06/10/2017, $98.80, Middle- Moffett, Adam M, 28, Operating 05/25/2017, $124.00, Stoughton, WI
24, Operating While Intoxicated,
Conlan, Ryan E, 28, Exceeding ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, ton, WI 53562 While Intoxicated, 05/13/2017, 53589
02/03/2017, $785.00, Middleton, WI
Zones and Posted Limits, 05/27/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Kelsey, Rebecca R, 27, Exceed- $911.00, Madison, WI 53719 Polansky, Jackson H, 22, Failure
53562
05/25/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI 53704 ing Zones and Posted Limits, Moffett, Adam M, 28, Wrong Way to Stop For Flashing Red Signal,
Anderson, Samuel J, 18, Improper
53717 Gathy, David G, 34, Failure to 05/29/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI or illegal crossing Divided Highway, 06/13/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
Left Turn, 12/13/2016, $0.00, Cross
Corcoran, Brynna J, 22, Operating Stop For Flashing Red Signal, 53705 05/13/2017, $0.00, Madison, WI 53562
Plains, WI 53526
after revocation, 05/10/2017, 05/23/2017, $0.00, Madison, WI Kent, Candice D, 32, Exceeding 53719 Pope, Brian M, 36, Exceeding
Ansen-Wilson, Lydia J, 33, Ex-
$124.00, Madison, WI 53716 53704 Zones and Posted Limits, Moffett, Adam M, 28, Deviation Zones and Posted Limits,
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Cork, Dasheeka L, 18, Operating Gathy, David G, 34, Operating 05/18/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI from Designated Lane, 05/13/2017, 05/19/2017, $98.80, Mazomanie, WI
06/16/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
while Suspended, 03/04/2017, While Intoxicated, 05/23/2017, 53719 $0.00, Madison, WI 53719 53560
53704
$124.00, Mazomanie, WI 53560, $861.00, Madison, WI 53704 Kessenich, Ross J, 24, Operating Moffett, Adam M, 28, Operating Pulvermacher, Tracy L, 41,
Ballweg, Sara, 42, Traffic Control
Cork, Dasheeka L, 18, Hit and Gathy, David G, 34, Operating While Intoxicated, 05/20/2017, With/PAC, 05/13/2017, $0.00, Madi- Speeding 25 MPH Zone, 06/07/2017,
Signal Violation red, 06/06/2017,
Run Municipal, 03/04/2017, $502.00, With/PAC, 05/23/2017, $0.00, Madi- $861.00, Waunakee, WI 53597 son, WI 53719 $98.80, Madison, WI 53718
$98.80, Lodi, WI 53555
Mazomanie, WI 53560 son, WI 53704 Kessenich, Ross J, 24, Operating Monroe, James F, 46, FTS/Im- Quintero Villa, Alicia C, 39, Oper-
Baltes, Peter M, 48, HR Unat-
Crass, Ryan J, 26, Non Registra- Geanon, Christopher J, 18, With/PAC, 05/20/2017, $0.00, Wau- proper Stop at Stop Sign, ating while Suspended, 06/09/2017,
tended Vehicle, 05/25/2017, $187.00,
tion, 06/08/2017, $98.80, Madison, FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign, nakee, WI 53597 04/25/2017, $98.00, Madison, WI $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562
Middleton, WI 53562
WI 53719 06/09/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI Kessenich, Ross J, 24, Intoxicant 53717 Ragotzkie, Susan J, 56, Exceed-
Baranowski, Ryan A, 24, Operat-
Crass, Ryan J, 26, Exceeding 53562 In Motor Vehicle Driver Drink, Morgan, Stephen M, 32, Non Reg- ing Zones and Posted Limits,
ing While Intoxicated, 03/10/2017,
Zones and Posted Limits, Genschaw, Lydia M, 20, Exceed- 05/20/2017, $0.00, Waunakee, WI istration, 05/12/2017, $98.80, Lodi, 06/10/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
$861.00, Madison, WI 53715
06/08/2017, $376.00, Madison, WI ing Zones and Posted Limits, 53597 WI 53555 53719
Baranowski, Ryan A, 24, Exceed-
53719 06/12/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI Klubertanz, Alex D, 21, Inattentive Muddana, Sandhya R, 30, HR Un- Ramos, Daniel S, 18, Possession
ing Zones and Posted Limits,
Curet, Luis B, 84, Unlawful u/y 53562 Driving, 05/10/2017, $111.40, Middle- attended Vehicle, 06/01/2017, of Drug Paraphernalia, 05/12/2017,
03/10/2017, $0.00, Madison, WI
turn-erected signs, 06/09/2017, Giakoumopoulos, Maria, 42, Ex- ton, WI 53562 $187.00, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 $98.80, Madison, WI 53711
53715
$98.80, Albuquerque, NM 87123 ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, Knapp, Alexander D, 21, Non Mulac, David M, 27, Driving Too Ransbottom, Kelli, 32, Deviation
Baranowski, Ryan A, 24, Operat-
Dailey, Loretta D, 53, Method of 05/31/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI Registration, 05/19/2017, $98.80, Fast for Conditions, 01/10/2017, from Designated Lane, 05/24/2017,
ing With/PAC, 03/10/2017, $0.00,
Giving Signals, 05/26/2017, $98.80, 53562 Blue Mounds, WI 53517 $136.60, Middleton, WI 53562 $98.80, Madison, WI 53718
Madison, WI 53715
Waunakee, WI 53597 Gierhart, Ruth A, 79, Failure to Knutson, Theresa M, 26, Prohib- Mulac, David M, 27, Operating Redzepagic, Elvis, 34, Exceeding
Barsness, Pamela J, 50, Exceed-
Davis, Luke S, 28, Method of Giv- Obey Sign/Signal, 05/23/2017, ited Noise Disturbance, 06/08/2017, after revocation, 01/10/2017, Zones and Posted Limits,
ing Zones and Posted Limits,
ing Signals, 05/28/2017, $98.80, Mid- $98.80, Middleton, WI 53597 $187.00, Middleton, WI 53562 $250.00, Middleton, WI 53562 05/21/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
06/10/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
dleton, WI 53562 Golden, Adrienne M, 26, Non Landes, Susan T, 62, Criminal Mulac, David M, 27, H&R Property 53562
53703
Davis, Ronald I, 78, Failure to Registration, 06/12/2017, $98.80, Damage Property, 04/24/2017, Adjacent/Hwy, 01/10/2017, $187.00, Reible, Holly R, 33, Viol of child
Bartelt, Cody G, 22, Possession of
Obey Sign/Signal, 06/02/2017, Madison, WI 53704 $2,138.86, Middleton, WI 53562 Middleton, WI 53562 safety restraint requirements,
Drug Paraphernalia, 06/02/2017,
$98.80, Long Grove, IL 60047 Gonzalez Martinez, Sergio, 42, Landes, Susan T, 62, Disorderly Munsters, Justin R, 34, Failure to 06/05/2017, $73.60, Waunakee, WI
$187.00, Middleton, WI 53562
De Leau, Robin L, 62, No Driver’s Failure to Obey Sign/Signal, Conduct, 04/24/2017, $250.00, Mid- Stop For Flashing Red Signal, 53597
Basupalli, Vamshi K, 34, Exceed-
License on Person, 06/26/2017, 06/04/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI dleton, WI 53562 05/25/2017, $98.80, Salem, OR Reiners, Erica J, 18, Exceeding
ing Zones and Posted Limits,
$98.80, Madison, WI 53703 53562 Lane, Leon JR, 26, Operating 97302 4062 Zones and Posted Limits,
06/11/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
De Miguel Garcia, Cristina, 31, Gonzalez Perez, Evelin, 23, Ex- while Suspended, 05/08/2017, Murphy, Romenetta D, 30, Oper- 05/30/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
53715
FTS/Improper Stop at Stop Sign, ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, $124.00, Madison, WI 53711 ating while Suspended, 05/14/2017, 53719
Battaglia, Steven J, 27, Operating
05/12/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI 05/23/2017, $124.40, Madison, WI Leach, Chelsea A S, 20, Operat- $124.00, Madison, WI 53704 Ricciardi, Julieanna J, 18, Auto
w/o a Valid Driver’s License,
53704 53714 ing w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Nelson, Jericka D, 25, Operating Following Too Closely, 05/17/2017,
06/03/2017, $124.00, Prairie Du Sac,
Denton, Romell L, 20, Operating Gorvego, Korpo Kolu, 31, Operat- 06/11/2017, $124.00, Riegelwood, vehicle without insurance, $136.60, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
WI 53578
w/o a Valid Driver’s License, ing while Suspended, 06/13/2017, NC 28456 05/11/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Riehemann, Max T, 18, Underage
Becke, Jacob H, 23, Exceeding
05/13/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 2240 Lee, Siu C, 56, Exceeding Zones 53713 Consume/Possess Alcoholic Bever-
Zones and Posted Limits,
53711 Graham, Tyler B, 23, Vehicle Reg- and Posted Limits, 04/19/2017, Newton, Destiny U, 23, Exceeding ages, 05/18/2017, $187.00, Middle-
05/22/2017, $149.50, Madison, WI
Diaz, Lukas A, 19, Exceeding istration Revoked/Suspended/Can- $124.00, Madison, WI 53705 Zones and Posted Limits, ton, WI 53562
53713
Zones and Posted Limits, cel, 06/10/2017, $98.80, Middleton, Leemkuil, John W, 70, Traffic Con- 03/19/2017, $174.40, Middleton, WI Roberts, Zachary R, 18, Prohib-
Belleveau, Liam S, 18, Exceeding
05/31/2017, $98.80, Belleville, WI WI 53562 trol Signal Violation red, 06/12/2017, 53562 ited Noise Disturbance, 05/12/2017,
Zones and Posted Limits,
53508 Greer, Allen L III, 20, Operating $98.80, Madison, WI 53717 Newton, Destiny U, 23, Resisting $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562,
06/04/2017, $149.20, Middleton, WI
Dobson, Cheyanne N, 38, Ex- w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Lemus Flores, Martha A, 33, Op- or Obstructing Officer, 03/19/2017, Rodammer, Noah A, 23, Exceed-
53562
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 05/29/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI erating while Suspended, $439.00, Middleton, WI 53562 ing Zones and Posted Limits,
Benjamin, Kimberly A, 31, Vehicle
06/11/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI 53711 06/05/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Newton, Destiny U, 23, Operating 05/28/2017, $124.00, Fitchburg, WI
R e g i s t r a t i o n
53562 Gregersen, Darby A, 20, Exceed- 53713 while Suspended, 03/19/2017, 53713
Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
Dolin, Ronald Jay, 42, Exceeding ing Zones and Posted Limits, Lemus Flores, Martha A, 33, Op- $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Rogan, Suzanne E, 66, Unsafe
06/12/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
Zones and Posted Limits, 05/17/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI erating while Suspended, Nunezhernandez, Nabor, 34, Op- Lane Deviation, 06/02/2017, $98.80,
53714
06/07/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 05/21/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI erating w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Middleton, WI 53562
Bodmer, Gwendolyn J, 36, Speed-
53562 Guetschow, Teal R, 22, Failure to 53713 06/08/2017, $124.00, Sun Prairie, WI Rushing, Fred L, 19, Operating
ing 25 MPH Zone, 05/24/2017,
Duerst, Ryan S, 38, Operating Obey Sign/Signal, 05/22/2017, Lima, Florencio, 50, Operating 53590 while Suspended, 05/21/2017,
$98.80, Minocqua, WI 54548
While Intoxicated, 05/14/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI 53703 while Suspended, 05/19/2017, Olson, Justin David, 33, Traffic $124.00, Madison, WI 53705
Bourne, Finnian J, 18, Motor vehi-
$861.00, Madison, WI 53714 Guilty, Lenroy, 51, Intoxicant In $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Control Signal Violation red, Saavedra, Ivan D, 38, Method of
cle liability insurance required,
Duerst, Ryan S, 38, Operating Motor Vehicle Passenger, Little, Paul D, 19, Auto Following 05/17/2017, $98.80, Eagan, MN Giving Signals, 06/07/2017, $98.80,
05/13/2017, $10.00, Middleton, WI
With/PAC, 05/14/2017, $0.00, Madi- 05/29/2017, $187.00, Middleton, WI Too Closely, 05/18/2017, $98.80, 55122 Middleton, WI 53562
53562
son, WI 53714 53562 Middleton, WI 53562 Olson, Leo B, 24, Exceeding Schears, Markayle R, 22, Failure
Bowman, Lawrence, 47, Operat-
Duffy, Colin M, 18, Exceeding Guilty, Lenroy, 51, Operating while Lonsdorf, David B, 65, Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, to Stop For Flashing Red Signal,
ing while Suspended, 06/11/2017,
Zones and Posted Limits, Suspended, 05/29/2017, $124.00, Zones and Posted Limits, 05/25/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI 05/24/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
$124.00, Madison, WI 53713
05/16/2017, $124.00, Waunakee, WI Middleton, WI 53562 05/25/2017, $98.80, Verona, WI 53705 53705
Brennan, Meghan B, 39, Violation
53597 Gurney, Isaac P, 37, FYR while 53593 Olson, Tanya M, 33, Traffic Con- Schmaltz, Creole W, 20, Auto Fol-
of Traffic Signal Yellow, 06/09/2017,
Duncan, Ashley M, 19, Obstruct- Making Left Turn, 05/09/2017, Lowery, Nathaniel M, 24, Non trol Signal Violation red, 05/30/2017, lowing Too Closely, 06/12/2017,
$98.80, Sauk City, WI 53583
ing Traffic, 06/09/2017, $98.80, Mid- $98.80, Middleton, WI 53562 Registration, 06/10/2017, $98.80, $98.80, Middleton, WI 53562 $111.40, Madison, WI 53716
Bresnahan, Stephanie A, 45, Ex-
dleton, WI 53562 Hakim, Kathleen A, 58, Operating Madison, WI 53719 Olson, Tanya M, 33, Operating Schmidt, Paul M, 40, Traffic Con-
ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
Ebben, Bailey B, 27, Operating after revocation, 05/30/2017, Manke, Neil D, 53, Truck Follow- after revocation, 05/30/2017, trol Signal Violation red, 06/13/2017,
05/16/2017, $136.60, Weston, WI
w/o a Valid Driver’s License, $124.00, Monona, WI 53716 ing Too Closely, 05/12/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562, $98.80, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
54476
05/08/2017, $86.20, Madison, WI Hallada, Michelle L, 32, Seatbelt $124.00, Lodi, WI 53555 Olson, Taylor Anne, 23, Exceeding Schmidt, Steve D, 40, Exceeding
Burns, Timothy J, 51, Exceeding
53719 Required Oper/Pass, 05/17/2017, Marin, Allysa M, 34, Vehicle Reg- Zones and Posted Limits, Zones and Posted Limits,
Zones and Posted Limits,
Ellickson, Edward G, 69, Method $10.00, Mc Farland, WI 53558 istration Revoked/Suspended/Can- 06/08/2017, $98.80, Waunakee, WI 06/10/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
05/25/2017, $98.80, Waunakee, WI
of Giving Signals, 05/22/2017, Hansen, Andrea K, 40, Failure to cel, 06/07/2017, $98.80, Middleton, 53597 53562
53597
$98.80, Middleton, WI 53562 Obey Sign/Signal, 05/22/2017, WI 53562 Onsgard, Kate E, 28, Obstructing Schnepf, Wylie R, 23, Vehicle
Campbell, Camille A, 52, Method
Emanuele, Michael A, 33, Viol of $98.80, Middleton, WI 53562 Marin, Allysa M, 34, Operating Traffic, 06/09/2017, $98.80, Middle- R e g i s t r a t i o n
of Giving Signals, 06/09/2017,
child safety restraint requirements, Harth, Jasper A, 21, Possession of after revocation, 06/07/2017, ton, WI 53562 Revoked/Suspended/Cancel,
$98.80, Madison, WI 53705
05/11/2017, $73.60, Middleton, WI Drug Paraphernalia, 06/09/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Ortiz, Sylvia M, 36, Failure to 06/12/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
Campos Paz, Martha Patricia, 31,
53562 $187.00, Madison, WI 53705 Marx, Donalee J, 62, Failure to Obey Sign/Signal, 06/02/2017, 53714
Operating w/o a Valid Driver’s Li-
Emmanuel Sr, Rasaki W, 44, Op- Harth, Jasper A, 21, Non Registra- Stop For Flashing Red Signal, $98.80, Madison, WI 53704 Selje, Christopher A, 47, Disor-
cense, 05/15/2017, $124.00, Madi-
erating after revocation, 05/13/2017, tion, 06/09/2017, $98.80, Madison, 06/14/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI Ortman, Terrence Q, 75, Improper derly Conduct, 05/11/2017, $250.00,
son, WI 53713
$124.00, Madison, WI 53719 WI 53705 53562 turn on Red, 06/09/2017, $136.60, Reedsburg, WI 53959
Cardinal, Carrie A, 45, Operating
Emmons, Betty L, 73, Exceeding Havens, Julie M, 57, Auto Follow- Mason, Jennifer L, 40, Exceeding Madison, WI 53705 Selvik, Kevin L, 27, Traffic Control
While Intoxicated, 03/14/2017,
Zones and Posted Limits, ing Too Closely, 05/11/2017, $111.40, Zones and Posted Limits, Overstreet, Dyamond M, 22, Seat- Signal Violation red, 05/24/2017,
$861.00, Lodi, WI 53555
06/12/2017, $98.80, Poynette, WI Monticello, WI 53570 05/24/2017, $124.00, Cross Plains, belt Required Oper/Pass, $98.80, Lodi, WI 53555
Cardinal, Carrie A, 45, Operation
53955 Hayner, Paul John, 44, Exceeding WI 53528 05/17/2017, $10.00, Janesville, WI Sersch, Mitchel R, 37, Auto Fol-
W/O Required Lamps Lighted,
Epp, Maple K, 30, Vehicle Regis- Zones and Posted Limits, Masterson, Cory M, 20, Exceed- 53548 lowing Too Closely, 05/11/2017,
03/14/2017, $0.00, Lodi, WI 53555
tration Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, 06/10/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI ing Zones and Posted Limits, Owen, Richard D, 62, Method of $124.00, Middleton, WI 53562
Carranza Morales, Gonzalo, 32,
06/05/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI 53562 06/01/2017, $98.80, Hudson, WI Giving Signals, 05/15/2017, $98.80, Shah, Shveta R, 36, FYR while
Operating while Suspended,
53703 Herbst, Stefanie M, 30, Non Reg- 54016 Janesville, WI 53545 Making Left Turn, 05/16/2017,
06/02/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI
Estrada Vazquez, Cristian A, 21, istration, 06/01/2017, $98.80, Madi- Matsko, Jeremy Michael, 38, Ex- Park, Eunju, 33, Exceeding Zones $313.00, Madison, WI 53717
53562
Exceeding Zones and Posted Limits, son, WI 53717 ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, and Posted Limits, 06/10/2017, Shamsee, Michelle T, 43, Failure
Cartujano, Gloria M, 35, Operating
06/02/2017, $98.80, North Freedom, Hernandez, Erika, 43, No Motor- 06/10/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI $124.00, Madison, WI 53705 to Keep Vehicle Under Control,
w/o a Valid Driver’s License,
WI 53951 cycle License, 06/07/2017, $124.00, 53562 Partlow, Emily S, 23, Speeding 25 06/05/2017, $136.60, Middleton, WI
06/14/2017, $124.00, Fitchburg, WI
Farmer, Erik M, 46, Non Registra- Madison, WI 53716 Mau, Caleb J, 19, Possession of MPH Zone, 05/03/2017, $98.80, 53562
53713
tion, 05/26/2017, $98.80, Madison, Hernandez, Erika, 43, Exceeding Controlled Substance, 05/23/2017, Madison, WI 53703 Shanklin, Sherri M, 32, Compul-
Cartujano, Gloria M, 35, FYR
WI 53719 Zones and Posted Limits, $187.00, Madison, WI 53717 Patterson, Darion L, 19, Operating sory School Attend, 04/20/2017,
when Emerging From Alley,
Farrell, Kaileen M, 21, Exceeding 06/07/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI Mcclain, Shauna E, 30, Operating while Suspended, 06/03/2017, $0.00, Madison, WI 53719
06/14/2017, $98.80, Fitchburg, WI
Zones and Posted Limits, 53716 after revocation, 06/06/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI 53711 Shanley, Mervin L, 75, FYR when
53713
05/11/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI Hilton, Jere S, 69, Method of Giv- $124.00, Madison, WI 53713 Paul, Ellen A, 67, Improper Right Emerging From Alley, 05/24/2017,
Castellanos, German G, 50, Fail-
53562 ing Signals, 05/31/2017, $98.80, Mid- Mccluster, Maurice D JR, 18, Bat- Turn, 06/03/2017, $111.40, Prairie Du $98.80, Middleton, WI 53562
ure to Stop For Flashing Red Signal,
Fernandez, Raul A, 22, Operating dleton, WI 53562 tery, 05/31/2017, $250.00, Madison, Sac, WI 53578 Shapiro, Nathaniel Lee, 20, Un-
06/01/2017, $98.80, Verona, WI
while Suspended, 05/11/2017, Hogan, Scott J, 50, WI 53717 Pearce, London S, 24, Exceeding safe Backing Of Vehicle, 04/02/2017,
53593
$124.00, Madison, WI 53704 Discharge/Carry Firearms, Mccluster, Maurice D JR, 18, Op- Zones and Posted Limits, $124.00, Verona, WI 53593
Cepeda-Cardenas, Juana M, 47,
Fiore, Jamie E, 20, Method of Giv- 04/21/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI erating while Suspended, 05/19/2017, $0.00, Wisconsin Dells, Shulfer, Steve J, 46, Exceeding
Operating while Suspended,
ing Signals, 05/08/2017, $124.00, 53562 05/19/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI WI 53965 Zones and Posted Limits,
05/19/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI
Middleton, WI 53562 Howard, Sandra J, 60, Non Reg- 53717 Perez Lopez, Hector M, 41, Ex- 06/16/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
53717
Flink, Rodney J, 48, Operating istration, 05/31/2017, $98.80, Middle- Mccluster, Maurice D JR, 18, Dis- ceeding Zones and Posted Limits, 53562
Chandrasiri, Pos, 35, Exceeding
while Suspended, 05/11/2017, ton, WI 53562 orderly Conduct, 05/31/2017, 06/16/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Skaife-Coy, Valentino, 19, Inatten-
Zones and Posted Limits,
$124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Jackson, Antoyne A, 23, Exceed- $124.00, Madison, WI 53717 53713 tive Driving, 05/25/2017, $111.40,
05/26/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
Fowler, Craig E, 49, Method of ing Zones and Posted Limits, Meissner, Blake T, 26, Method of Perez, Daniele R, 45, Auto Follow- Madison, WI 53705
53717
Giving Signals, 05/11/2017, $98.80, 04/23/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI Giving Signals, 03/12/2017, $98.80, ing Too Closely, 05/30/2017, Slominski, Leane Marie, 38, Ex-
Clark, Fataeshia L, 21, Operating
Middleton, WI 53562 53562 Madison, WI 53704 $124.00, Sun Prairie, WI 53590 ceeding Zones and Posted Limits,
while Suspended, 05/20/2017,
Franks, Kari E, 38, Operating Jacobson, Michael E, 33, Exceed- Mendoza Quintero, Leonardo, 20, Peters, Shante N, 30, Exceeding 05/28/2017, $98.80, Crystal, MN
$124.00, Madison, WI 53711
while Suspended, 05/19/2017, ing Zones and Posted Limits, Inattentive Driving, 06/17/2017, Zones and Posted Limits, 55427
Coens, Jessica R, 23, Non Regis-
$124.00, Deforest, WI 53532 06/14/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI $111.40, Madison, WI 53711 06/13/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI Smallcombe, Emily A, 20, Exceed-
tration, 05/16/2017, $98.80, Sun
Freeman, Brandon K, 34, Operat- 53704 5059 Merrill, Dirk R, 40, Deviation from 53711
Prairie, WI 53590
ing w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Jaimes Cobos, Crispin, 29, Oper- Designated Lane, 11/18/2016, $0.00, Peters, Shante N, 30, Operating
Coffee, Denise A, 59, Motor vehi-
05/30/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI ating w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Narberth, PA 19072 while Suspended, 06/13/2017,
See COURT, page 11
PAGE 8 TIMES-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

Marketing students
shine in MHS DECA
mini-competition

Photo contributed

Local students win awards


at Percussive Arts Society
International Convention
Six Middleton High School students attended the Percussive Arts Society International Con-
vention (PASIC) held in Indianapolis, Indiana November 8-11. PASIC is billed as the world’s
premier drum and percussion festival.
Now in its 56th year, the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) is a non-profit, music-service organi-
zation whose mission is to promote percussion education, research, performance and apprecia-
tion throughout the world. Their vision is to be the global leader in percussion and drumming
by providing unparalleled and interactive resources and experiences in percussion education,
performance, and research.
Students from Middleton High School competed in the High School Solo Individuals Compe-
tition as well as two ensembles. This event allows for students from around the country to per-
form for a panel of judges and compete on several marching and concert percussion instruments. 
MHS students performed well and many placed in their competitions. While attending this
convention, students were able to participate in masterclasses, lessons, and view presentations
from leading percussionist from around the world. 
Max Balasubramaniam took first place in the Solo Timpani Division and Alex Warholic placed
third in the Marching Snare Drum competition.
Three MHS students placed on Solo Marimba including Alex Warholic, fourth place, Haiwen
Photos contributed
33 DECA members competed at a mini-competition held at
MHS this past weekend.  The students took a marketing exam Dai, fifth place and Sam Jaeger, 10th place.
and then performed a role play that mirrored scenarios from The MHS Percussion Ensembles placed ninth and 10th in the High School Chamber Percussion
the business world.  The students earned medals based on their Ensemble Competition. These ensembles included Alex Warholic, Sam Jaeger, Haiwen Dai, Erik
performance and the top scorer overall received a trophy and Stewart placing ninth and Haiwen Dai, Sam Jaeger, Max Balasubramaniam, Ben Fagre and Erik
was named Series Champion. Stewart, placing 10.
“One of my officers, Reshma Gali, wanted to hold a compe-
tition just for Middleton High School members to help prepare
them for Districts in January,” said Robert Hutchison, DECA
adviser.  “Since I thought it was a great idea, we made it hap-
pen.”   
Medal winners were Ashley Biwott, Payton Dower, Sydney
Helt, Marie Mayers, Samantha Meister, Zinnia Nie, Poojha
Prabahara Sundar, Allison Richards, Emily Ross, Elizabeth
Schink, and Erika Thomas.
Ashley Biwott (right) was named Series Champion because
of her outstanding performance in both events.
Local business people served as judges for the role plays and
Chick-fil-A West Towne provided lunch for all the students and
judges.  
“It was great to see so many students participate.  Hopefully
this experience will help them perform well at Districts in Jan-
uary,” said Hutchison.  “We will definitely look at making this
an annual event.”
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 9

Stagecoach continued from page 1

staff. use a lot of the same contractors going to be anything in the de-
Plan commission member for his nearby Oak Ridge Apart- sign to invoke the name Stage-
David Reed asked what the ment building nearby which is coach Trail.“Is there going to be
schedule for construction was. currently under construction, a hitching post or something?”
“Right now we’re scheduled but added that it may not work Paulsen asked.
to close somewhere between out since it took longer than ex- Klein’s architect chimed in
the 15th and 31st of March,” pected to get rezoning ap- saying there may be a wagon
Klein said. “So sometime in proval. wheel somewhere on the site.
spring.” Plan commission member The motion to approve the
Klein said he was planning to Kurt Paulsen asked if there was SIP passed unanimously.

Times-Tribune photo by Cameron Bren


Developer Jacob Klein, speaking to the Middleton Planning Commission.

ing plan were provided during changes but that the staff rec- why a row of trees was replaced
the GIP and there were only ommendation to approve the by fencing in one section. Klein
minor changes in the SIP for SIP. said there was not enough space
landscaping, screening compat- The plan commission re- - otherwise he would be happy
ible with what neighbors want, viewed the details and dis- to go back to the trees.
a privacy fence, retaining wall cussed the exterior materials Plan commission member
and changes to the storm water that would be used. Developer Dennis Dorn asked Klein if he
and erosion control which was Jacob Klein said a brown col- would consider using warmer
approved by water resources ored synthetic wood will be colors for the siding to better
commission. used for the fencing and will matched the Stamm House
Optiz noted that engineering match the earth tones used for restaurant across the street.
staff were still doing some re- the rest of the building. Klein said he was open to it and
view of minor technical Mayor Gurdip Brar asked would send samples to city
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CHURCH NOTES
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 11

Court continued from page 7

ing Zones and Posted Limits, 05/08/2017, $281.50, Madison, WI Watson, David E, 23, Auto Follow- 53562 05/26/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Zones and Posted Limits,
05/30/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI 53711 ing Too Closely, 05/14/2017, $111.40, Yang, Bai, 31, FTS/Improper Stop 53711 06/13/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
53703 Torres, Yamayra, 35, Exceeding Middleton, WI 53562 at Stop Sign, 05/21/2017, $98.80, Zantow, Alicia A, 18, Obstructing 53562
Smith, Justin D, 30, Non Registra- Zones and Posted Limits, Weber, Weston S, 32, FTS/Im- Madison, WI 53704 Traffic, 05/26/2017, $98.80, Middle- Zogbaum, Dane A, 18, Criminal
tion, 05/26/2017, $98.80, Middleton, 05/30/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI proper Stop at Stop Sign, Young, Yvonne A, 77, Failure to ton, WI 53562 Damage Property, 04/09/2017,
WI 53562 53562 05/03/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI give signal, 05/23/2017, $98.80, Zeman, Hannah F, 29, Failure to $691.00, Madison, WI 53704
Snyder, Melissa R, 43, Inattentive Touray, Kebba, 36, Operating w/o 53703 Madison, WI 53719 Obey Sign/Signal, 06/12/2017, Zogbaum, Dane A, 18, Theft,
Driving, 05/17/2017, $111.40, Spring a Valid Driver’s License, 05/12/2017, Webster, Colleen M, 46, Method Zafari Smith, Imraan Muhammed, $98.80, Madison, WI 53717 04/09/2017, $187.00, Madison, WI
Green, WI 53588 $124.00, Madison, WI 53704 of Giving Signals, 06/03/2017, 19, Operating while Suspended, Zitnak, Natalie A, 33, Exceeding 53704.
Sosa Iii, Bienvenido B, 42, Oper- Tremaine, Annette E, 51, Littering $98.80, Waunakee, WI 53597
ating w/o a Valid Driver’s License, Prohibited, 05/20/2017, $0.00, Madi- Westley, Scott A, 26, Speeding 25
06/04/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI son, WI 53705 MPH Zone, 05/22/2017, $98.80,
53562 Vasquez, Kendra E, 32, Traffic Madison, WI 53703
Squire, Nathan V, 18, Prohibited Control Signal Violation red, Williams, Jessica E, 29, Exceed-
Noise Disturbance, 05/12/2017, 05/17/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI ing Zones and Posted Limits,
$124.00, Madison, WI 53717 53705 05/25/2017, $98.00, Madison, WI
Stern, Barry J, 61, Method of Giv- Vellon-Elliot, Camilla J, 18, Seat- 53718
ing Signals, 05/24/2017, $98.80, belt Required Oper/Pass, Williams, Samuel D, 29, FTS/Im-
Madison, WI 53711 05/17/2017, $10.00, Middleton, WI proper Stop at Stop Sign,
Stevens, Timothy J, 28, Vehicle 53562 05/26/2017, $98.80, Madison, WI
R e g i s t r a t i o n Waity, Mark C, 21, Failure to Stop 53704
Revoked/Suspended/Cancel, For Flashing Red Signal, 05/23/2017, Woodward, Mary G, 64, Inatten-
05/24/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI $98.80, Madison, WI 53711 tive Driving, 06/04/2017, $111.40,
53562 Wang, Luping, 27, Method of Giv- Verona, WI 53593
Stevens, Timothy J, 28, H&R ing Signals, 06/06/2017, $98.80, Wutke, Terese M, 51, Prohibited
Property Adjacent/Hwy, 05/24/2017, Madison, WI 53705 Noise Disturbance, 05/19/2017,
$187.00, Middleton, WI 53562 Ward, Samantha A, 28, Exceeding $124.00, Brookfield, WI 53005
Stevens, Timothy J, 28, Operating Zones and Posted Limits, Yan, Yoek K, 48, Exceeding
after revocation, 05/24/2017, 06/08/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI Zones and Posted Limits,
$124.00, Middleton, WI 53562 53719 05/28/2017, $98.80, Middleton, WI
Stevens, Timothy J, 28, Failure to
file Accident Report with DMV,
05/24/2017, $124.00, Middleton, WI
53562
Storm, Harvey T, 73, Method of
Giving Signals, 05/17/2017, $98.80,
Middleton, WI 53562
Stuckey, Niya S, 33, Failure to
Obey Sign/Signal, 06/12/2017,
$98.80, Middleton, WI 53562
Sullins, Sonya K, 49, Operating
w/o a Valid Driver’s License,
05/18/2017, $124.00, Fitchburg, WI
53711
Sullivan, Brian J, 46, Improper left
turn/intersection, 05/17/2017, $98.80,
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Switzky, Tyler M, 19, Auto Follow-
ing Too Closely, 05/25/2017, $98.80,
Windsor, WI 53598
Taddy, Diana M, 28, Non Registra-
tion, 06/14/2017, $98.80, Two Rivers,
WI 54241
Talley, Randy D, 37, Operating
w/o a Valid Driver’s License,
05/30/2017, $124.00, Madison, WI
53711
Taylor, Monisha M, 34, Operating
while Suspended, 05/20/2017,
$124.00, Madison, WI 53719
Taylor, Stephen E, 54, Seatbelt
Required Oper/Pass, 05/17/2017,
$10.00, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
Thao, Neng, 42, Failure to Obey
Sign/Signal, 06/12/2017, $98.80,
Madison, WI 53704
Thomas, Alexander R, 24, Non
Registration, 06/01/2017, $98.80,
Stoughton, WI 53589
Tiner, Taylor R, 21, Operating
while Suspended, 05/08/2017,
$124.00, Madison, WI 53711
Tiner, Taylor R, 21, Exceeding
Zones and Posted Limits,
PAGE 12 TIMES-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 13

Swinging
for the stars
Girls gymnastics team
has great expectations
Middleton lost one of the
state’s elite gymnasts to gradu-
BY ROB REISCHEL
Times-Tribune
ation in Madeline Pflasterer- photo by Mary
Jennerjohn. But Steck is opti-
Times-Tribune
Langenfeld

Their numbers are large. mistic she’ll have plenty of Middleton


Their talent is impressive. candidates to help fill that junior Jordan
And their goals are sizeable. gigantic departure. Baggot and the
Middleton’s girls gymnas- The Cardinals’ top returnees Cardinals have
tics team began its season last are senior Chloe Young and great expecta-
Thursday with an impressive junior Jordan Baggot, a duo tions this win-
win over host Sun Prairie. And that has competed at the varsity ter.
if first impressions are indeed level since their freshman sea-
the most telling, this could be sons.
another special season for “Their leadership and drive
Middleton’s gymnasts. sets a strong example for the
“As always, the goal is for a team,” Steck said of both
healthy and memorable sea- Young and Baggot. “Both gym-
son,” said Middleton coach nasts are focused and dedicated
Kari Steck, who has a team of to leading the team to success
27 gymnasts, the largest in this year.  I’m looking forward
school history. “If a conference to Chloe Young competing this
and/or sectional championship year. She knows it’s her last
comes with that, we will be year and she is determined to
grateful. But that will only make it the very best.”
come with hard work and dedi- Junior Karina Sabol, a
cation, both of which this team
has the potential for.” See GYMNASTS, page 17

Cardinals’ win streak hits four


Roden has big Middleton
night in rout hammers
of Verona
Parker
BY ROB REISCHEL
BY ROB REISCHEL
VERONA — At first
Times-Tribune

glance, Alan Roden might not The run was quick, forceful,
Times-Tribune

look the part of a basketball impressive.


standout. Middleton’s boys basketball
Middleton’s senior swing- was allowing Janesville Parker
man is 6-foot nothing. Roden — a team that had lost 43
has the body of a baseball straight games before last
catcher, which just so happens Saturday’s match-up — hang
to be the position he’ll play at around. Then the Cardinals got
Creighton University a year serious.
from now. Middleton used a 39-11 run
But there’s no question, between the first and second
halves to bury the Vikings, as
looks can be deceiving.
the Cardinals rolled to a 90-48
Roden is a surprising scor-
win.
er, a rebounding force and an
Middleton improved to 4-2
active defender. And all of
overall and in the Big Eight,
those skills were on full dis-
while Parker (0-8, 0-6) dropped
play during Middleton’s its 44th consecutive game.
impressive 71-42 shellacking Senior forward Brogan
of Verona last Thursday. Brunker led all scorers with 23
Roden grabbed a career- points and added five assists,
high 15 rebounds to go along seven rebounds and three steals.
with his seven points. Roden’s Senior swingman Alan Roden
defense was also key as the added 22 points, five rebounds,
Cardinals cruised to arguably three steals and three assists.
their most impressive win of “The biggest adjustment we
the young season. made was really simplifying
“Alan, you look at him and our press and emphasizing
say, ‘Well, he’s not a basket- where the looks would be in our
ball guy,’ ” Middleton coach offense if they stayed man to
Kevin Bavery said. “But he’s man,” Middleton coach Kevin
a guy I’ve always told him, Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld Bavery said. “I really loved

See VERONA, page 18 Alan Roden had 15 rebounds during Middleton’s win over Verona last Thursday. See PARKER, page 20
PAGE 14 TIMES-TRIBUNE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017

Cardinals getting
things figured out
mentals down before we crank half on a 10-2 run, though, and
things back up again,” Kind was within 38-35 with 10 min-
Cardinals top
said. “This gives us our best utes remaining. Middleton was
chance. It does. It gets a little still clinging to a 55-53 lead
Parker, edged
crazy for these youngsters with when Haley Dunn had a runout
by Monroe kids flying all over the place.” lay-up to give the Cardinals a
Things got a little crazy for 57-53 edge with 21.3 seconds
the Cardinals in their win over left that largely sealed the
Parker. The good news for game.
BY ROB REISCHEL

Middleton is it didn’t blink. “We made a number of key


Times-Tribune
The Cardinals led wall-to- plays down the stretch,” said
Four weeks into the season, wall, before Parker pulled with- Kind, whose team played a 1-3-
Jeff Kind knew a change was in 54-53 with 1:49 remaining. 1 zone defense the entire night.
necessary. But Middleton scored the final “That was nice to see.”
Middleton’s girls basketball four points of the game and It was extremely nice
coach said good-bye to the run- held on for an important win. because three nights earlier, the
and-gun style that has defined Sophomore Karina Bursac Cardinals couldn’t get over the
the Cardinals for years. Instead, led Middleton with 12 points, hump against powerful
Kind and the Cardinals down- while sophomore Evie Monroe. The Cheesemakers
shifted a few gears from fifth. Coleman added nine and junior returned many of their key cogs
The result? Middleton has post Hannah Flottmeyer had from last year’s state semifinals
begun playing far better basket- eight. team, but Middleton hung
ball. “That was about as well as tough throughout.
The Cardinals went to we’ve attacked a zone defense Amazingly, the teams were
Janesville Parker and upended this year,” Kind said. “We final- tied, 32-32, at halftime and 55-
the Vikings, 57-53, last Friday. ly got a little bit of continuity to 55 after regulation. The game
Middleton also dropped a 66-62 our zone offense and had really was still knotted, 61-61, after
double overtime decision to good inside-out action. The the first overtime before
Division 2 power Monroe last kids are learning.” Monroe pulled out a narrow in
Tuesday. Middleton led by as many as the second O.T.
The Cardinals are now 3-4 15 in the first half and held a Senior post Halle White led
overall and 3-3 in the Big Eight 34-23 advantage at the break. the Cardinals with 15 points,
Conference. Parker opened the second while senior guard Haley Dunn
“We had to get the funda- added nine. Both Flottmeyer
and sophomore guard Megan
Schwartz added eight points for
MHS.
“I told the girls that Monroe
is a senior-dominaned team that
has been in those games and
you guys haven’t,” Kind said.
“Monroe isn’t going to lose
many games and we hung in
there, which is an encouraging
sign.”

Dec. 15
Middleton 57, Janesville Parker 53
Middleton …………....… 34 23 — 57
Janesville Parker ...…….. 23 30 — 53
MIDDLETON — Schauer 1 0-0 2,
T. Tanin 2 0-0 5, Bursac 5 2-7 12, H.
Dunn 2 0-1 4, C. Dunn 0 5-6 5, Coleman
2 3-4 9, Schwartz 0 2-2 2, Lemirande 2
0-0 6, S. Tanin 1 3-4 5, Flottmeyer 3 2-
6 8. Totals 18 16-30 57.
JANESVILLE PARKER  —
Benway 4 1-1 9, Graesslin 4 0-0 12,
Hartwig 7 3-6 17, Forrestal 0 2-2 2,
Shelton 3 0-0 7, Rosga 2 0-0 6. Totals 20
6-9 53.
Three-point goals — M 5 (T. Tanin,
Coleman 2, Lemirande 2), JP 7
(Graesslin 4, Rosga 2, Shelton). Total
fouls — M 12, JP 22. Fouled out —
Hartwig, Forrestal.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 15

Libert, West
get sweet
revenge
Former MHS hockey
coach beats old team
Memorial and Janesville later
BY ROB REISCHEL in the week. The Cardinals are
now 7-5 overall and sit in
fourth place in the Big Eight
Steve Libert was
Times-Tribune

Conference at 4-3.
Middleton’s co-hockey coach Here’s a recap of the
for nearly 21 years. Cardinals’ week:
Libert and his brother Tony • Madison West 3,
led the Cardinals to the state Middleton 0 — Regents goalie
tournament three times, includ- Adam Buencamino made 21
ing the state title game in 2011. saves and West scored a pair of
Middleton won three Big second period goals in cruising
Eight Conference titles and past the Cardinals. Libert and
reached 10 sectional finals the Regents are currently 4-1 in
under the Libert brothers. the Big Eight and sit in second
Then, the most successful place, just two points behind
hockey coaches in school his- league-leading Verona.
tory were forced to resign in Middleton goalie Cole
Jan. 2014, following a locker Garver had 33 saves in the
room incident. defeat.
To this day, their controver- • Middleton 4, Beloit
sial dismissal remains a hot Memorial 1 — The Cardinals
button topic with coaches in all received goals from Bryce
sports throughout the state. Schuster, Jonny Hippen, Bo
Steve Libert has moved on, Bergenthal and Jake Feldt dur-
though, and is in his first year ing a solid bounceback win
as Madison West’s head coach. over the Purple Knights last Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
And last Tuesday, Libert got Thursday.
some revenge. Middleton’s Bo Bergenthal (47) had the game-winning goal during the Cardinals’ win at Janesville last Saturday.
Middleton goalie Cole
Libert and the Regents went Garver stopped 17 of 18 shots,
to Capitol Ice Arena in for a .944 save percentage. Jake Feldt had a pair of
Middleton and drilled the • Middleton 5, Janesville 4 goals for Middleton, while
Cardinals and current MHS (OT) — Bo Bergenthal scored Andrew Chafe and Jonny
head coach Steffon Walby, 3-0. 32 seconds into overtime and Hippen both scored, as well.
On many levels, the win was the Cardinals knocked off host • On deck: Middleton hosts
extremely gratifying for Libert Janesville last Saturday. Whitefish Bay Thursday at 8
and the many supporters inside Middleton led, 4-2, after p.m., then is off until Jan. 3
his camp. two periods before the when it travels to Madison
Middleton bounced back Bluebirds rallied. Edgewood.
with wins over Beloit

Swimmers edge Memorial


the team scores, just focus on 200 freestyle: Draves, Mid, 1:46.47.
beating as many guys in their 200 individual medley: Kim, Mid,
BY ROB REISCHEL
1:59.08.
event as they could. That’s the 50 freestyle: Lundal, MM, :22.37.
fun part of high school swim- 100 butterfly: Wowk, MM, :51.91.
Times-Tribune

Middleton’s boys swim- ming. All of those little touch- 100 freestyle: Draves, Mid, :48.33.
outs and victories add up and
500 freestyle: Martin, Mid, 4:57.75.
ming and diving team edged 200 freestyle relay: Middleton
Madison Memorial, 87-83, last can really move the momentum (Parkin, Kim, Young, Draves), 1:28.74.
Friday. It’s believed to be the of the meet.” 100 backstroke: Wowk, MM, :52.77.
100 breaststroke: Zwaska, MM,
first time in school history that 1:03.99.
Middleton 87, Madison Memorial 83
the Cardinals defeated 200 medley relay: Madison
400 freestyle relay: Middleton
Memorial in a dual meet. Memorial (Wowk, Turgeson, Lundal,
(Parkin, Lamers, Martin, Draves),
3:17.51.
“It was an awesome Gonring), 1:38.05.
moment for the guys,”
Middleton coach Dan Lynam
said. “I couldn’t be happier for
them.”
Cardinals senior Michael
Draves won the 100-meter and
200-meter freestyle.
Sophomore Nathan Kim
won the 200-meter individual
medley and junior Andrew
Martin won the 500-meter
freestyle.
Middleton’s 200-meter
freestyle relay team of junior
Archer Parkin, Kim, senior
Sam Young and Draves fin-
ished first. And the Cardinals’
400-meter freestyle relay team
of Parkin, sophomore Nate
Lamers, Martin and Draves
were first.
“Going into the meet, I
knew we had a chance, but you
can’t underestimate
(Memorial),” Lynam said.
“They are a tenacious team.
“I had to remind the guys a
few times not to worry about
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Meicher first
at Marty Loy
132
BY ROB REISCHEL
Jesus Quechol Ramirez (3-7)
place is unknown and scored 0.00
Times-Tribune

Middleton junior Kevin team points.


Meicher has already enjoyed a Championship Front - Jesus
memorable wrestling career for Quechol Ramirez (Middleton) 3-7
the Cardinals. received a bye
Championship Front - Peter
Last Saturday, Meicher
Hansen (Hudson) 8-3 won by
added another major achieve- major decision over Jesus Quechol
ment to his long list of success- Ramirez (Middleton) 3-7 (MD 15-
es. 3)
Meicher finished first at 152 Championship Back - Koy
pounds at the Marty Loy Murphy (Freedom) 11-6 won by
Classic in Fond du Lac. Dion decision over Jesus Quechol
Huff, his Middleton teammate, Ramirez (Middleton) 3-7 (Dec 7-2)
placed third at 195 pounds.
Overall, Middleton finished 138
Jacob Helmuth (4-5) place is
in 17th place at the 24-team
unknown and scored 0.00 team
tournament. Burlington  won points.
the tournament with 253 Championship Front - Jacob
points, while Hudson was sec- Helmuth (Middleton) 4-5 received
ond with 210.5 points. a bye
Freedom (158), Lodi (150.5) Championship Front - Max
and Denmark (142) rounded Ehlen (Burlington) 13-4 won by
out the top five. fall over Jacob Helmuth
(Middleton) 4-5 (Fall 1:02)
Meicher pinned Sauk
Championship Back - Jesse
Prairie’s Chase Bierstaker in Huerth (Sauk Prairie) 10-6 won by
his first match in 1:20. Meicher fall over Jacob Helmuth
then pinned Hudson’s Caleb (Middleton) 4-5 (Fall 2:01)
Hatch in 1:30.
Meicher then defeated Sam 145
Skillings of Menomonie, 6-0. Joseph Hoffman (6-5) place is
Then in the finals, Meicher unknown and scored 1.00 team
edged Jacob DeMeyer of points.
Rhinelander, 3-2. Championship Front - Joseph
Hoffman (Middleton) 6-5 received
Huff began his day by pin-
a bye
ning Nathan Bousman of Championship Front - Logan
Burlington in 3:13, then he
Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld
Naker (Fond du Lac) 9-5 won by
defeated Jaylen Wright of decision over Joseph Hoffman Kevin Meicher finished first at 152 pounds at the Marty Loy Classic in Fond du Lac last Saturday.
Menomonie, 6-0. Matt (Middleton) 6-5 (Dec 6-5)
Verhasselt of Freedom defeated Championship Back - Joseph
Championship Back - Sawyer
Huff, 6-2. Then in the third Hoffman (Middleton) 6-5 won by
decision over Jacob DeBruin Helmbrecht (Lodi) 7-5 won by tech
place match, Huff toppled fall over Devin Jackson
(Manitowoc Lincoln) 7-9 (Dec 5-2)
Marcus Orlandoni of North (Middleton) 5-5 (TF-1.5 5:00 (18-
Championship Back - Jaden
Fond du Lac, 5-2. Scully (Oconomowoc) 12-5 won 2)
by decision over Joseph Hoffman
106 (Middleton) 6-5 (Dec 8-6) 170
Lesley Neisius (5-5) place is Remington Lockwood (5-5)
unknown and scored 0.00 team 152 place is unknown and scored 0.00
points. Kevin Meicher (11-0) placed team points.
Championship Front - Lesley 1st and scored 35.00 team points. Championship Front -
Neisius (Middleton) 5-5 received a Championship Front - Kevin Remington Lockwood (Middleton)
bye Meicher (Middleton) 11-0 won by 5-5 won by major decision over
Championship Front - Tim Fox fall over Chase Bierstaker (Sauk Mark Putzer (Fond du Lac) 3-9
(Rhinelander) 11-5 won by fall Prairie) 5-6 (Fall 1:20) (MD 13-0)
over Lesley Neisius (Middleton) 5- Championship Front - Kevin Championship Front - Henry
5 (Fall 1:25) Meicher (Middleton) 11-0 won by Hansen (Menomonee Falls) 8-3
Championship Back - Lesley fall over Caleb Hatch (Hudson) 10- won by decision over Remington
Neisius (Middleton) 5-5 received a 3 (Fall 1:30) Lockwood (Middleton) 5-5 (Dec 7-
bye Championship Front - Kevin 4)
Championship Back - Dawson Meicher (Middleton) 11-0 won by Championship Back - Scott Fox
Enge (Sauk Prairie) 12-6 won by decision over Sam Skillings (Rhinelander) 4-10 won by deci-
fall over Lesley Neisius (Menomonie) 9-2 (Dec 6-0) sion over Remington Lockwood
(Middleton) 5-5 (Fall 2:08) 1st Place Match - Kevin (Middleton) 5-5 (Dec 1-0)
Meicher (Middleton) 11-0 won by
113 decision over Jacob DeMeyer 195
Karim Said (1-8) place is (Rhinelander) 14-1 (Dec 3-2) Dion Huff (4-2) placed 3rd and
unknown and scored 0.00 team scored 22.00 team points.
points. 160 Championship Front - Dion
Championship Front - Karim Devin Jackson (5-5) place is Huff (Middleton) 4-2 won by fall
Said (Middleton) 1-8 received a unknown and scored 3.00 team over Nathan Bousman (Burlington)
bye points. 5-8 (Fall 3:13)
Championship Front - Blake Championship Front - Devin Championship Front - Dion
Peiffer (Port Washington) 9-1 won Jackson (Middleton) 5-5 received a Huff (Middleton) 4-2 won by deci-
by fall over Karim Said bye () (Bye) sion over Jaylen Wright
(Middleton) 1-8 (Fall 1:11) Championship Front - Jon (Menomonie) 9-3 (Dec 6-0)
Championship Back - Hayden Thomas (Menomonee Falls) 16-4 Championship Front - Matt
Caygill (Sauk Prairie) 5-5 won by won by fall over Devin Jackson Verhasselt (Freedom) 17-1 won by
fall over Karim Said (Middleton) (Middleton) 5-5 (Fall 3:23) decision over Dion Huff
1-8 (Fall 1:52) Championship Back - Devin (Middleton) 4-2 (Dec 6-2)
Jackson (Middleton) 5-5 won by 3rd Place Match - Dion Huff
120 fall over Justin Erdman (Westby) (Middleton) 4-2 won by decision
Calvin Srem (3-5) place is 5-8 (Fall 3:00) over Marcus Orlandoni (North
unknown and scored 0.00 team
points.
Championship Front - Dalton
Kadlec (Menomonie) 5-5 won by
decision over Calvin Srem
(Middleton) 3-5 (Dec 6-2)
Consolation Front - Calvin
Srem (Middleton) 3-5 received a
bye
Consolation Front - Calvin
Srem (Middleton) 3-5 received a
bye
Consolation 1st - Colton Kater
(Freedom) 9-9 won by decision
over Calvin Srem (Middleton) 3-5
(Dec 12-5)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017 TIMES-TRIBUNE PAGE 17

GYMNASTS continued from page 13

standout with the Madtown Thursday.


Twisters club team, has Sabol was first on the bal-
switched to high school gym- ance beam (9.450), while
nastics and figures to give the Young was third (8.550),
Cardinals a boost. Baggot was fourth (8.50) and
“Keep an eye out for her,” Engelkes was sixth (8.10).
Steck said of Sabol. “She is Baggot won the vault (8.80),
extremely hard working and while Sabol was second
motivated, and I anticipate she (8.550), Young was fifth (8.40)
will be making a splash at and Engelkes was seventh
the  state  level. She’s already (8.10).
shown how much of a leader Baggot was second on the
she is, and her presence brings uneven bars (8.0), while
the same ‘raise the bar’ level Engelkes was fourth (7.90),
that Madeline had on the team. sophomore Kimora Williams
It’s amazing. The girls look up was fifth (7.80) and Young was
to her.” sixth (7.70). And Sabol was
Freshman Taylor Engelkes second on the floor exercise
is another newcomer that has (8.950), while Young was fifth
already caught Steck’s eye. (8.50), Baggot was seventh
“She works so hard and is (8.30) and Engelkes was eighth
open to trying new things,” (8.30).
Steck said of Engelkes. “She’s Baggot finished as the all-
so coachable, and such a fun around champion (33.60),
gymnast to coach. I look for- while Young was third
ward to seeing what she (33.150).
accomplishes.” “Sun Prairie is back in our
Freshmen Allie Rice and sectional this year, so that will
Sadie Schreier-Jacobson are add more challenges,” Steck
two other newcomers that said. “We won (at) Sun Prairie
could crack the lineup immedi- last week, so that’s a good way
ately, while sophomore Mara to start off the season, and a
Allen was a solid performer good confidence boost for the
last year and remains a top var- girls.
sity contender. “As always, our conference
Sun Prairie is likely is a talented pool with strong
Middleton’s greatest competi- individual gymnasts and teams.
tion in the Big Eight However, with our depth this
Conference, as well as at the year and young talent pool, I
sectional level. But it was a expect Middleton to be a top
good sign for Middleton that it contender.”
knocked off Sun Prairie last

Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Chloe Young and Middleton’s girls gymnastics team began the season with a win over Sun Prairie.
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VERONA continued from page 13

‘Hey, we can’t lose you to lead it wouldn’t relinquish.


baseball only.’ The Cardinals led, 25-20,
“And he’s turned into more with 6:29 left in the half when Times-Tribune photo
than an inside guy. He’s they smacked the Wildcats
by Mary Langenfeld

shooting his free throws well, with another 10-1 run to grab
Nick Michaels
knocking down a few threes. a 35-21 edge. Junior guard
and Middleton’s
He’s really doing it all right Jack Boyle drilled a three-
boys basketball
now.” pointer and had five points
team have
Middleton senior Brogan during the run, while Bowman
ripped off four
Brunker, the Big Eight also drained a three and
straight wins.
Conference’s leading scorer, Brunker scored a pair.
added 16 points and five Those two bursts were vital
rebounds. Senior forward in Middleton grabbing a 16-
Nick Michaels chipped in point halftime lead.
with 12 points and senior “Early on we were giving
point guard Chan Bowman some stuff up in transition, not
added 10 points. necessarily scores, but looks,”
Middleton improved to 3-2 Bavery said. “But the pace
overall and in the Big Eight was really good for us. We
Conference, while Verona fell were finding shooters in tran-
to 4-2, 3-2. sition. We were getting the
“We’ve got some time ball inside. We had a couple of
under our belts now and we’re timely traps rotated well. And
finding our identity,” Roden then there was a stretch where
said. “I think we’re showing we were just physically domi-
people that we can give some nant.”
teams a run for their money.” Middleton’s dominance
Twelve months ago, continued in the second half.
Middleton’s current senior The Cardinals opened the
class was largely asked to be half on a stunning 15-2 run to
just role players. Middleton take a 57-28 lead that, for all
had a talented, veteran bunch practical purposes, ended
ahead of them led by current things.
Division 1 players Tyree Eady Roden had six points dur-
(North Dakota State) and ing that run and junior guard
Storm Murphy (Wofford). Sam Close knocked down a
But Middleton’s seniors three-pointer. Brunker,
had an excellent summer and Bowman and senior guard
haven’t stopped working David Roquet also scored dur-
since. ing the burst.
Brunker is texting Bavery “I think a lot of guys were
many nights at 10:30 p.m. to timid at the start of the year,”
find out how early his head Brunker said. “Now that nerv-
coach can open the gym the ousness is gone. It all comes
next morning. Brunker lets his back to the confidence.”
teammates know, and they’ve Verona hasn’t always been
been showing up in droves to a friendly place for Bavery’s
get in extra shooting before teams to play.
school. Two years ago, for exam-
The younger players are ple, Middleton was 15-0 when
buying in, too, and it’s helped it went to Verona and dropped
Middleton play at a level a 62-61 decision. But the
some didn’t believe it could. Cardinals’ journey this time
“I think it’s just more was far more rewarding.
opportunities for a lot of us,” “This one felt pretty good,”
Roden said. “Last year you Bavery said.
had to give the ball to the Roden, one of the stars of
playmakers. Storm and Tyree the night, was in complete
were the guys. But I think the agreement with his head
opportunity is there more for coach.
me and some of the other guys “Our thing this year was to
now. run hard and play a lot of
“I think we all knew that guys,” Roden said. “Give
we had this potential in us. We 100% all the time and stay
had a great team last year and fresh. Right now it’s work-
we sat and learned from them, ing.”
but it’s paying off so far.” Thanks to players like
Brunker agreed. Roden.
“We’re confident and we
know how to play together a Dec. 14
lot better than when the year Middleton 71, Verona 42
Middleton ……………. 42 29 — 71
started,” Brunker said. Verona ………………… 26 16 — 42
“Confidence is key.” MIDDLETON  — Roden 3 1-2 7,
Middleton’s confidence Michaels 4 2-2 12, Roquet 1 0-0 5,
was on full display against the
Ticknor 2 0-0 5, Bowman 4 0-0 10,
Brunker 6 2-2 16, Boyle 4 0-0 9, Close
Wildcats. 2 0-0 5, Scher 0 2-2 2. Totals 27 7-8 71.
The Cardinals knocked VERONA — Golden 1 0-0 2, Reilly
down 8-of-12 three-pointers 1 0-0 2, Kelliher 3 5-5 11, Clements 2 4-
8 8, Kemper 3 0-1 6, Klawiter 1 1-1 3,
in the first half, outrebounded Van 4 0-0 8, Pederson 0 1-2 1, Vander 0
Verona, 18-7, and raced to a 1-2 1. Totals 15 12-21 42.
42-26 lead at the break. 3-point goals — M 10 (Michaels 2,
Brunker had seven points
Roquet 1, Ticknor 1, Bowman 2,
Brunker 2, Boyle 1, Close 1), V 0. Total
during an early 10-2 run that fouls — M 18, V 10.
helped Middleton grab a 16-7
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how our guys responded. lot better. Plus our guys started Keith Miller said. “But for had four rebounds and senior late,” Bavery said. 0-3; Vergenz, 4-0-9; Ragsdale, 1-1-3;
We’ve been trying to press with to realize some opportunities to some reason we did.” point guard Chann Bowman • On deck: Middleton host- Wirkus, 1-0-3; Thomas, 1-0-2. Totals:
33-17-90.
concepts, but they’re not con- trap in that half court.” In addition to big nights added three assists. ed Madison La Follette Parker — Dahlke, 1-0-3; Galvan, 5-
necting like we need them to, to Middleton’s lead was just from Brunker and Roden, sen- Middleton shot 53% from Tuesday, then is off until Dec. 0-12; Thompson, 1-0-2; Ellison, 1-0-3;
give the freedom we want to two points with 5:50 left in the ior forward Nick Michaels the field, 39% from the three- 27 when it hosts Sussex Curry, 5-5-17; Lippens, 0-1-1; Biba, 2-
give. So we’ve been going with first half when it embarked on added 14 points and four point line and had assists on 25 Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. 2-6; Garvoille, 1-0-2; Meyers, 1-0-2.
Totals: 17-8-48.
limited traps. its game-changing run. The rebounds, while senior forward of their 39 field goals. The Three-point goals—Middleton 7
“We were only allowing one Cardinals outscored the Davis Roquet had 11 points and Cardinals also outrebounded Dec. 16 (Roquet 2, Brunker, Michaels, Boyle,
look in the first half as a trap- Vikings, 44-12 in the second four assists. Senior forward the Vikings, 36-19, forced 22 Middleton 90, Janesville Parker 48 Vergenz, Wirkus), Parker 6 (Galvan 2,
Middleton ……................. 46 44 — 90
ping opportunity, and Parker half. Brian Vergenz returned from a turnovers and committed a sea- Parker ….............……….. 36 12 — 48
Curry 2, Dahlke, Ellison). Free throws
missed—Middleton 6, Parker 6. Total
really wasn’t giving us the “There’s no reason for us to two-game medical absence and son-low seven turnovers. Middleton — Brunker, 8-6-22; fouls—Middleton 15, Parker 20.
opportunity so we changed it up panic like we did to start the chipped in with seven points, “I really like how we’re Roden, 8-6-22; Michaels, 6-1-14;
and anchored in the half court a second half,” Parker coach while junior guard Sam Close moving and sharing the ball of Roquet, 2-3-9; Ticknor, 1-0-2; Boyle, 1-

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