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Pulaski appoints new trustee

Members of Village Pulaski Board selected Robert Gajewski to fill the vacant trustee position at the boards year end meeting on Monday, Dec. 19. Gajewski is a native to Pulaski, but graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School after his father was transferred there during his high school years. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his chemical engineering degree. After UW-Madison, Gajewski moved to Minneapolis to work at General Mills. Throughout his career, he held various positions at both General Mills and Pillsbury Company. Upon retiring, Gajewski returned to Pulaski with his wife and son, and they have lived in the village for the last two and a half years. Gajewski said he was motivated by his desire to give something back when he decided to apply to fill the vacant trustee position. Now that he has been appointed to serve on the Village Board, he believes his biggest challenge will be learning about politics in general. I worked with a lot of people, and groups of people, and I think that helped prepare me, but it wasnt political, Gajewski said. I am looking forward to just helping out where I can. For Gajewski, fiscal responsibility and working to ensure that the village does not run into any financial problems will be the major factors that guide his decisions while serving on the board. To receive the appointment, Gajewski beat out eight other candidates. Village Board members used a secret paper ballot to determine who would fill the trustee position and went through four rounds of voting before a final candidate

Red Raider Marching Band is smelling roses

by Laura Cortright and Adam Styczynski While citizens of the Pulaski area are enjoying the post-Holiday glow, the Pulaski High School band is busy preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime: marching in the Tournament of Roses parade. The parade will carry band members along a five-and-ahalf mile route through Pasadena. Excitement rises as the students, band directors, and volunteers push through their final practices. Before they know it, January 2 will arrive, and they will step off on Colorado Boulevard, brandishing their slogan Pride of Pulaski, Pride of Wisconsin. Of course, the Red Raider Marching Band will do more than march next to multi-million dollar floats; although it may be hard to believe, there is more to this trip of a lifetime than simply performing in front of an audience of one billion people. In the midst of the sweat and burning muscles, the band will get a taste of Californias finest tourist attractions. Among the stops is Disneyland: a place for memories and laughter. The band will get passes to all rides and entertainment in both Disneyland itself as well as Disneys California Adventure. From enjoying rides like the Teacups and Space Mountain to marching in the Disneyland Parade, the band members will get the full experience. What is a trip to California without a tour through Beverly Hills? As a tour bus drives them through the commercial streets of Beverly Hills, the students (and their chaperones) will see their favorite stars mansions and shopping malls. In addition to Disneyland, the band will stop at Universal Studios Hollywood and Hard Rock Caf for a day of fastpaced funthat is, after they squeeze in a band rehearsal, of course. For fine dining, the band will travel to the House of Blues. They will also spend a night dancing aboard the RMS Queen Mary, one of the most famous ocean liners in history. Additionally, on the shore of the Pacific Ocean, the band will have a BBQ lunch and, if theyre brave enough, take a dip in the waves. Disneyland, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, the Queen Marywhew. Needless to say, the Red Raider Marching Bands trip to California is filled to the brink. Along with the big trip, the Red Raider Music Boosters also recently unveiled a new website. The site, which can be found at www.pulaskimusicboosters.com, now features a new layout complete with news updates, a calendar of events, and other important information for music lovers.

What are you most excited for?


Band Edition

Its nerve-wracking but exciting because we only get one shot at the parade and eld show....Well feel on top of the -Megan Stephanie world! Its amazing how many dierent cultures the band will be exposed to by meeting the other bands performing in the parade. -Mike Schreder

What are you most excited for as the band heads to Pasadena?

the end of the eld show, I'm looking forward to connecting with Ill feel accomplished. We other bands, particularly one that I'm did it! researching. They're from Texas--maybe -Andrea Quade we can t in a square dance. -Michael Richter

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-Thursday, December 29, 2011

P-News Point of View

by Harley Griesbach, PHS Technology Education teacher Times are changing, and so are careers. Unfortunately, how many people think about certain careers has not changed with the technology and the careers themselves. There are a wide variety of high skill and high paying jobs out there that carry a very negative stigma that, in many cases, will deter people from exploring the career as a possible option. The perception of the career label needs to change to reflect what is really going on in industry. When most people hear the word manufacturing an instant image of someone standing on an assembly line while covered in dirt or grease comes to mind. However, this is simply not true anymore. The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance recently conducted a survey through the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh demonstrating the relevance of a
poor perception. One component of the study basically discovered that the majority of people in northeast Wisconsin believe that manufacturing is important to our local economy, but simultaneously stated that they would not want their children to pursue manufacturing as a career path. Automotive, construction, and many other careers face the same perception issues. Parents, and the general public, have a predisposed image of what careers may be about and will often influence students away from these as career choices. Technology, equipment and the standard of work have evolved a great deal in recent years and many of the old methods do not exist anymore. Many of these careers have advanced an enormous amount and have become positions that require technical skills and abilities and are no longer grease work positions. It is time for everyone to look to let go of the past and see what is really happening with careers.

Trustee/ from front page

won a majority of votes. Members decided to use a primary-type voting method. Using this method, the trustees could select any of the candidates during the first round of voting. However, if any candidate did not receive a single vote, they would drop off and could not receive any votes in the subsequent rounds. Following the first round, only the top two candidates would be eligible to move on to the next round. During the first found, four of the nine nominees received votes, thus propelling them to the second round. Gajewski won three votes, while Victoria Robokoff won one vote, Christine Smith won one vote and Jon Syndergaard won one vote. The results of the second round of voting were identical to the first round. Because of the tie, all four candidates were eligible to receive votes during the third round. During the third round, Smith received two votes, Robokoff received one and Gajewski received three. Because Robokoff only received one vote, she dropped off the ballot, pitting Gajewski against Smith. Ultimately, during the fourth and final round of voting, Smith received two votes while Gajewski won, gaining a majority and, therefore, the Trustee position. Gajewski will now serve as village trustee until April 2013.

St. John welcomes new pastor

by Rachel Feivor St. John Lutheran Church in Pulaski welcomes Pastor Larry Yaw, 31, into their congregation. Yew comes to the area from Napoleon, a small town in Ohio. Prior to taking the position, Yaw graduated in 2003 with his bachelors degree, but got his masters degree at Concordia Theological Seminary in 2007. Yew is married to his wife, Heidi, and together the couple has two children: Peyton and Lorelei.

*Editors Note: While the P-News Point of View articles are usually written by Pulaski News students, this is a special edition in honor of Career and Technology Education week, which is held during the first week in January at PHS.

Shop with a Cop a success

BBBS begins at Glenbrook

Shop with a Cop participants pose for a picture with Santa and Hecky the Elf.

Pulaski High School senior and Big Sister Kelsey Trina eats lunch with her little, Glenbrook Elementary School third grader Jason Tyler Tibbs on Thursday, Dec. 22. Both Trina and Tibbs are part of the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program that recently launched at Glenbrook Elementary School. As part of the program,

Bigs and Littles eat lunch together once a week, for one hour, and do other fun activities, like play games or do crafts. If interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, contact Nichole Disterhaft at nmdisterhaft@pulaskischools. org for more information.

Letters to the Editor

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On a Saturday morning in early December, selected students from across the Pulaski Community School District participated in the Shop with a Cop program. The day began at 7:00 a.m. where the students met at the Glenbrook Elementary School gymnasium and were introduced to Santa and Hecky the Elf. Allen Wood, from Woodys Wheels, donated his motor coach services and transported the kids and officers to McDonalds in Pulaski where manager Jill Coppersmith and her staff provided breakfast to the officers and children at no cost. Both the children and offi-

cers then re-boarded Woodys Wheels and were transported to ShopKo in Suamico. At the store, the kids were able to shop for gifts for their families and were also able to pick out a special little gift for themselves. Mark Hawkins of MPH Photography then took a picture of the child and an officer as a keepsake memory. After shopping, the children returned to Glenbrook where they wrapped their presents. In total, 13 officers from area departments participated in the event, including eight officers from the Pulaski Police Department.

Pulaski Fire relief fund collects donations

Being involved in the well-being and advancement of ones own community is a most natural thing to do. -Clarence Clemons

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sled Fest II to be held

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40th anniversary celebrated

Tammy Brzeczkowski, of the Wolf River Builders Association of Shawano presented Deb Schneider with a $250 check toward the Pulaski Fire Relief Fund.

Following the devastating fire in that struck downtown Pulaski on Friday, Dec. 2 and stretched into Saturday, Dec. 3, various fundraisers have been held to help those affected by the blaze. On Saturday, Dec. 17, a benefit was held in downtown Pulaski at Zielinskis Ballroom and Augies Pub. More than 200 people attended the event, although final fundraising totals were not yet available as of press time. On Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Red Raiders girls basketball game at Ashwaubenon, fans at the game donated $500 towards the fire relief effort. Fans at the game donated their spare change into jugs as they entered the game.

The Second Annual Sled Fest will be held at the Chase Stone Barn, 8246 Cty. Rd. S, the Town of Chase, on Jan. 28. The event will feature numerous fun-filled activities for the whole family throughout the day, including food, competitions and raffles. Sled Fest will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last until 5:00 p.m. The main raffle prize is a 7-hp John Deere Snowblower, which is currently on display at the North Chase Citgo Gas Station. Tickets can be purchased at the gas station, from any committee member, or may be purchased the day of the event at the Chase Stone Barn. A new feature of Sled Fest this year is Speed Runs, which will be held in the morning. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Rusty, from Rustys Sled Shop, will be the MC of the event and may even participate himself. Sled Fest II will also include a Snow n Shine display for snowmobiles, which will feature a contest for the best wrapped sled, best lights, etc., with prizes awarded in six categories: 1969 and older; 1970 1974; 1975 1979; 1980 1989; 1990 2000; and 2001 to present. Registration for the event begins at 11:00 a.m. Several other activities will be taking place throughout the day at Chase Stone Barn: food and beverages will be available all day, there will be a bonfire, various raffles and as well as displays by vendors featuring the latest in snowmobile equipment. There will also be tours of the historic Chase Stone Barn. Parking for the event will be available at the Chase Town Hall (with participants able to sleds on a temporary trail to the barn) as well as on Schwartz Road. The 1903 Stone Barn is on the State and National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the last surviving all-fieldstone barns in the country. The town bought the barn to protect it and is making it part of its new Continued on Page 5

David and Colleen Marcks celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2011 David and Colleen are owners of Grouchos II Bar and Grill in Karkow. They have four children and five grandchildren. They celebrated with family and friends and also with a trip to Detroit to see the Packers vs. Lions game.


Angela Kraemer, daughter of Kevin and Lynda Kraemer and Bob Hanson, son of Dave and Joan Hanson were married on July 9, 2011, at St. John the Baptist Church in Seymour, Wis. The reception was held at Doxbees in Seymour. Angela is a 2003 graduate of Pulaski High School and is employed at United Healtcare.Bob is a 2002 graduate of Seymour High School and is employed at MCL in Pulaski. The wedding party included Korri Kraemer and Kayla Kraemer as Maids of Honor and Tom Hanson and John Hanson as Best Men. The rest of the bridesmaids were Carrie Schneider, Debbie Hanson, Sara Vomastic, Jamie Sikorski and Lisa Liebergen. The rest of the groomsmen were Chris Bunnell, Mark Everard, Jeff Liebergen, John Schneider and Cody Scott. The miniature bridesmaid was Cailey Everard with ring bearer Noah Kraemer. The couple honeymooned in Wisconsin Dells and resides in Pulaski.


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-Thursday, December 29, 2011

January 2012



Pulaski Village Board meeting School Board Meeting PHS Library 6:00 p.m.




Rose Bowl parade and game Parade at 10a.m. New Years Day Classes resume

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School Board Meeting PHS Library 6:00 p.m.




PHS Band Chiliri c Musicpalooza PHS Commons 11:30a.m.-3:30p.m.




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Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Local fire departments awarded grants

by Adam Styczynski Two Pulaski-area fire departments received grants from Georgia-Pacific that will be used to purchase various needed equipment. Fire and rescue units in our local communities play such a vital role in safety. They are often the only emergency units in towns where we have operations, said Jim Hannan, Georgia-Pacifics chief executive officer and president, in a statement. The Little Suamico Fire Department received a $2,500 donation from the company, which will be used for upgrading the departments ice water rescue gear. Ice water rescue gear is used when people fall through ice into frigid water. This gear will be essential during Wisconsins long winters when many people enjoy activities such as ice fishing and snowmobiling.
This new equipment will help us perform ice rescues faster and safer. Thats critical, especially with the increasing number of rural ponds and a growing population in the bay front area, said Little Suamico Fire Chief John Zak. Prior to receiving the grant, the department had been using the same set of gear for the last 40 years. Green Valley-Morgan Fire also received a grant from Georgia-Pacific for $5,000. They will be using it to purchase of selfcontained breathing apparatus, otherwise known as SCBA. The purpose of an SCBA is to provide fresh, clean air for firemen to breathe while doing their job. Green Valley-Morgan serves the Morgan and Green Valley areas north of Pulaski. We have 25 very active good members, said Fire Chief David Dittman.

Senior Center announcements

The Pulaski Senior Center will be closed for the holidays on Friday, December 30 at 12:00 noon and closed all day on Monday January 2. SNOWBALL PARTY at the Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, January 5 from 11:30 2:00. Lunch is scalloped potato casserole, carrots, tropical fruit, rye bread and blueberry torte. Entertainment by Rollie and Tammy Ferron. Cost is $3.50 suggested donation for lunch and $1 for the party. Call 822-8100 to make your reservation. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays, January 10 and 24 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Green Bay office of the Brown County Aging and Disability Resource Center will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, January 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served. Januarys book is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Books are available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. WINTER CRAFT on Monday, January 16 at Pulaski Senior Center from 12:30 2:30. Come to make a cute stuffed fleece snowman. Cost is $2.50. Call 822-8100 by January 11 to reserve your materials. WINTER GET-AWAY TRIP on Saturday, January 21, leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 9:15 am. We will see exhibits (textile arts, money, woodcut prints) at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, have lunch at Coachs Corner and then take in a Lady Phoenix basketball game at the Kress Center on the UW-Green Bay campus. Cost for all admissions and transportation is $16. Lunch is dutch-treat. Call 822-8100 by January 13 to make your reservation. MOVIE MONDAY on Monday, January 23 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:15. The movie for January is The Little Princess with Shirley Temple. Snacks served. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A SENIOR? on Thursday, January 26 at Pulaski Senior Center at 12:30. Match your smarts against your fellow seniors. Prizes for all participants. CARDS (sheephead and pinocle) every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 8228100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by MCL and Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. ZUMBA GOLD (chair exercise dancing) on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Rons, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS for December 30 January 6. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. to anyone over 60 years of age. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day. Friday, December 30 cream of potato soup & ham salad sandwich Monday, January 2 CLOSED Tuesday, January 3 sliced turkey Wednesday, January 4 beef tips over noodles Thursday, January 5 scalloped potato casserole Friday, January 6 sweet & sour meatballs Monday, January 9 herbed pork chop Tuesday, January 10 seasoned chicken breast Wednesday, January 11 spaghetti w/ meat sauce Thursday, January 12 tomato soup with turkey sandwich Friday, January 13 beef stroganoff over noodles

Sled Fest II/ from page 3

Chase Stone Barn Park. Stone Barn merchandise will be available for purchase the day of Sled Fest. Members of the Stone Barn Committee know that snowmobiling is an important part of the states winter tourism, so we are making that effort to keep it local. With the help of many volunteers, and hopefully a little snow, Sled Fest should be a fun-filled day again this year. If interested in participating in the event, please visit www.sledfestwi.com or at info@sledfestwi. com. All proceeds will go to designated charities. Donations are also being accepted for the Stone Barn Foundation for those unable to participate in Sled Fest.

Machickanee Players announce cast for upcoming show

Machickanee Player director, Chris LaChance, has announced the cast of the Players winter production of The Lottie and Bernice Show by L. Don Swartz. The comedy takes place on the set of western New Yorks favorite morning show, Buffalo Yak. The city and the show are stalled by a blizzard. While the blizzard keeps most of the shows crew, including its hosts, stranded in their homes, it does deposit two gregarious Polish women on the set when the shows neurotic program director, played by Chris Weis, offers the two, stranded because the city buses have stopped running, a ride. Lottie, played by Cindy Cho, and Bernice, played by Kathy Pierquet, proceed to take over the show. Throw in a wildly ambitious intern, played by Chelsie Conigliaro, who insists her glasses are not necessary even though she is severely near-sighted; a station manager plagued by marital problems, played by Joe Noel, and two bickering janitors, played by Russ and Kay Johnson, and New York is never the same. Performance dates are set for Feb. 10 through 12 and 17 through 19. Gift certificates and tickets are available at BayShore Books, Inc., 302 Collins Ave., Oconto; by phone at 920-834-4353; online at www.machickaneeplayers.org; or at the door (non-dinner shows only) at the Park Avenue Playhouse, 408 Park Ave., Oconto.

The Little Suamico Fire Department will use a $2,500 grant from the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to purchase ice rescue equipment. Pictured are 1st Assistant Chief Dave Pribyl; 1st Captain Bill Schulz; 2nd Assistant Chief Tom Bonk; Chief John Zak; Don Girardi, controller for GPs Green Bay operations; and Mike Kawleski, GP public affairs manager. All are Sobieski residents. (Photo courtesy of Georgia-Pacific)

Seiltz recognized

submitted by Randal Dunford Nathan Seiltz, 11, son of Paula LaPlante, Pulaski, was recently recognized for his efforts of good citizenship. Officer Cindy Voigt submitted a request for special recognition due to Seiltzs assistance with an investigation. Without Nathans assistance, I would not have been able to solve the crime and make the arrest, said Officer Voigt. Chief Randal Dunford and Officer Voigt presented a plaque to Seiltz which was a certificate of appreciation for outstanding

Pulaski Police Chief Randal Dunford and Officer Cindy Voigt present Nathan Seiltz, a Pulaski resident, with a plaque for outstanding citizenship. Seiltz assisted the department with an investigation.

citizenship. Far too often, people are reluctant to get involved and help the police with investigations. Nathan is an example not only to other kids but to adults as well, of what being a good citizen is all about. This is our community, we all live here, and together we can make it safe for everyone, said Dunford. I am proud of Nathans actions and honored to present him with this special recognition. Nathans mother added that she was extremely proud of Nathan for doing the right thing as well.

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School Updates
Alumni Profile
Cailie Kafura Class of 2011
Where do you live? I have no permanent home for a year, since I will be travelling to six different countries on my gap year. However, my permanent home is in Krakow, where my parents reside. These are my homes away from home: From July to August, I lived in the Amazon Jungle in Peru in a bungalow for two months! I am currently residing in my Moms best friends house, which is a bed and breakfast just outside of Cape Town in South Africa; I have been living here since August. Starting in January, I will be living in another bungalow in Cambodia, on an island called Sihanoukville.After Cambodia, I will work at an elephant rescue center and live in a glorified hut in Thailand! Come March, I will be living and volunteering in Mongolia in an orphanage or a yurt, which is a traditional Mongolian home. Where do you work? In Peru, I was volunteering on an environmental conservation project in an ecological reserve in Peru that rehabilitates animals and protects the rainforest. Daily activities included trail clearing (with machetes!), bird watching, animal feeding (jaguars, monkeys, parrots, etc), fruit collecting, turtle-egg rescuingand more! In South Africa, I am currently volunteering at a soup kitchen, a daycare, a nursing home, an animal shelter, as well as teaching a drama class to kids from shantytowns. In Cambodia, I will be volunteering on a marine conservation project where I will help clean the coral reefs, teach environmental education to children, and assist in the seahorse rehabilitation program. Thailands elephant rescue program will have me working six days a week, where I will have the privilege of feeding, bathing, and playing with formerly neglected elephants. In the brutally cold spring of Mongolia, my two months will consist of me working at an orphanage, where I will be handing out free hugs. Last but not least, I shall head to England to visit family and do a wee bit of tourism. What did you do after high school? After high school, I was unsure of what I wanted to do with my life, let alone study. All I knew was that I wanted to make a difference in this world and be the change. Thus, I chose to take a gap year, which is a year off between high school and college. I went to a gap year fair in Chicago, where gap year companies had booths of information. This helped me decide which company to use for my trip. After lots of research and decisions about where to go and what to do, my gap year began on July 12th. My itinerary read: Peru, South Africa, Cambodia, Thailand, Mongolia, and England. It was a dream come true and it still is. Did you go to college? If so, where? I will start university in fall 2012 after I return from my year abroad. I have applied to three colleges so far, but I am awaiting replies. I am still unsure about what I will study, but I am leaning towards environmental studies and international studies. How were your grades in high school? Bah Humbug. Did a certain teacher have a positive impact on your life? Yes! Many of them did! I adore Mrs. Brylski, Mrs. Stainton, and Mrs. Bader. Mrs. Brylski is a remarkable teacher who has such passion for teaching, learning, and understanding. I loved every class I had with her. She inspires me! Mrs. Stainton is such a sweet and caring friend of mine. She was my AP Environmental Science teacher and I loved and learned so much from this class, thanks to her. Mrs. Bader was my director for all of my dramatics. She was the Betty to my Blast and could never say my name correctly. Mrs. Bader is an incredibly kind woman who was a director, a teacher, and a counselor all for the price of one. Do you still talk to these teachers? I do! I am still in touch with all three of these teachers! I plan to Skype Mrs. Brylskis and Mrs. Staintons classes in the near future and I have sent Mrs. Bader a postcard to let her know that I am still alive(that was her biggest fear!). What is your favorite band? Mumford and Sons, Queen, The Killers, Adele, and Regina Spektor. What is your favorite TV show? The Office! What activities did you participate in during high school? Environmental Club, Drama Club, Diversity Club, and Dramatics. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate Chip! How did you use what you learned in Pulaski outside of school? While in the Amazon Rainforest, I found that much of what I learned in environmental science class became a reallife application opportunity. Watching sustainable environmental practices taking place and being able to be a part of the rainforests conservation whisked me back to the days of APES class and all its glory. Not to mention, coloring in the multitude of maps in Mrs. Brylskis geography class has actually enabled me to remember countriesand thus, travel to them! What, if anything, do you miss about the Pulaski area? The infamous snuggie of Mrs. Wojahn, the sweater-vest of Mr. McNabb, and the voice of Kevin Dunford in my 3rd hour class, I must admit that I miss Pulaski High and the wonderfully whimsical people in it. Although high school was never my favorite, reminiscing about it has made me come to the astonishing revelation that those prolonged four years brought me marvelous friendships, hilarious experiences, and memories that make every day a Raider day. To read more about Callies travels, visit her blog at http:// cailiekafura.blogspot.com/

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Robert M Hutchins

Thursday, December 29, 2011

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Students Liaison officer program begins at attend All-State grade schools

by Hannah Bloch Young and exceptionally talented, three Pulaski Community Middle School band students were nominated recently to participate in the upcoming All-State Junior Band Finale Concert, to be held on Jan. 21, 2012. The band, which is composed of 87 exceptional students from 38 schools across Wisconsin, the All-State Junior Band Concert allows middle school students from around the state to perform with other students of their same high level of skill and ability. This concert, which takes place on the campus of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School at the Performing Arts Center, will feature the gifted PCMS students Dustin Wernicke, Nolan Kozlovsky and Evan Haas, along with their director Tim Kozlovsky. Kozlovsky recommends the top kids to perform in this concert. I give them an application and they fill out their experiences with solo ensemble and with other experiences, Kozlovsky said of the audition process. These past experiences, specifically the Wisconsin State Honors Band in October, gave these talented band students a boost of confidence needed when they will, once again, perform with other highly talented band students. Wernicke, a percussionist of three years, is excited about being selected once again for such an opportunity. I think its pretty special because it means Im a leader in the band, said Wernicke. Along with Wernicke, Evan Haas, a French horn player in 8th grade and Nolan Kozlovsky, a tuba player in the 7th grade, will play amongst the others during this challenging performance. Nolan Kozlovsky, tuba player of two years, is especially fond of band. I get to be more creative than other subjects and have fun, said Nolan Kozlovsky. For director Kozlovsky, the opportunity is enthusiastic to direct the performance this year, which also means that he will get to select the music the students will play. Mark your calendars for this upcoming Finale Concert Jan. 21, 2012, at the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School at the Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m.
by Matt Zey For younger children, police officers are often seen as scary and intimidating, but the Pulaski Community School District is trying to change that image. Officer Jim Tinlin and Officer Angel Van Den Heuvel are teaming up to create awareness and promote incident prevention in the grade schools. Officer Van Den Heuvel, from the Hobart Police Department, serves as Hillcrest and Lannoyes part-time liaison officer while Officer Tinlin, of the Pulaski Police Department, serves as a full time liaison officer at Pulaski High School and visits Glenbrook, Sunnyside and Fairview Elementary schools, as well as Pulaski Community Middle School. Both officers give multiple presentations to various grades each month, hoping to raise awareness that officers are friendly and keep the community safe. For the youngest students, presentations center on being kind and caring, as well as a general introduction to police

officers and the equipment they carry. Older students learn about Charlie Check First, the new alternative to stranger danger. Students are also informed about the negative consequences of alcohol and other drugs. Special guest appearances by Raider, Pulaskis narcotics K9 dog, are expected to start this month, as well. This is the first year these presentations are pre-planned, in an effort by school administration to improve studentofficer relationships, similar to the goal of the Shop with a Cop program. This is also marks Van Den Heuvels first year working with the PCSD. According to Jenny Gracyalny, principal of Hillcrest Elementary, Officer Tinlins duties were too much for one person, so school officials met with the Hobart police department and acquired 120 hours of Officer Van Den Heuvels service. Ultimately, the PCSD hopes to create a better school environment through this preventative approach.

PHS teacher receives certification

by Erika Lambert Sixty-seven Wisconsin educators earned professional certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Of those that were awarded the certification, Pulaski High School teacher Jeff Stoeberl received the honor. Stoeberl has been teaching at Pulaski High School for 15 years, and wanted to improve his teaching skills by achieving the national certification. [I am] proud to advance professionally in my career of special education, said Stoeberl. In order for Stoeberl to achieve this award, he submitted four portfolio entries that featured teaching practice and six constructed response exercise that assess content knowledge. [Stoeberl is] well deserved, works extremely hard and he really cares about kids getting the skills to be successful. Its not just getting the diploma, its getting the right skills to be successful after high school,
said PHS co-principal John Matczak. Additionally he does a lot of things out of the school day that gets unnoticed; such as putting extra time in and tutoring, and connecting with teachers to help his students. Hes visible in the community as a coach, and overall his heart is in the right place. Throughout his time at PHS, Stoeberl has done quite a bit to help out with special education students. According to Stoeberal, watching his students progress academically and being part of that growth is what makes his job more enjoyable and motivates him to help them as much as possible during their time at PHS. PHS encourages more teachers to seek the development to this award. The district is committed to the development to great teachers. Teaching and learning evolves and we want our teachers to have best practices, said Matczak. Currently, there are only 818 teachers certified nationwide that hold the national certification.

Students of the month

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PCSD teachers nominated for Golden Apples

More than 100 Pulaski Community School District teachers were nominated for Golden Apple awards. They are: Brenda Alicea Sunnyside Elementar; Alexandra Anderson Fairview Elementary Jared Bankson Sunnyside Elementary; Becky Barry Hillcrest Elementary; Jackie Baumann - Sunnyside Elementary ; Jessica Belanger - Hillcrest Elementary; Kevin Bleck - Hillcrest and Lannoye Elementary; Andrew Bock PCMS; Nicole Borley - Pulaski High ; Cora Boucher - Assumption BVM; Carol Bourguignon - Lannoye Elementary ;Lisa Bowen - Lannoye Elementary; Jill Brock - PCMS; Carrie Burch - PCMS; Kelly Calaway Sunnyside Elementary; Megan Carroll - Glenbrook Elementary; Sarah Casper - Fairview Elementary Jacqueline Coenen - Lannoye Elementary; Mary Connolly - Sunnyside Elementary ; Clarence Crane Pulaski High ; Brittany DeLaruelle - Fairview Elementary; James Doell - PCMS; Sharon Ellner - Lannoye Elementary Russ Finnessy-Cook - Hillcrest Elementary; Michelle Fjelstad - Sunnyside Elementary; Paul Ford - PCMS; Pat Fullerton - PCMS; Tricia Fullerton - Sunnyside Elementary; Linda Gantz - Lannoye Elementary ; Holly Gehri - Pulaski District; Jeff Gosse - Pulaski High; Lori Gray - Hillcrest Elementary; Neil Hamel - Fairview Elementary; Stephanie Heezen - Lannoye Elementary; Ashley Hendricks - Sunnyside Elementary ; Christopher Hendricks - Glenbrook Elementary ; Katie Herms - Pulaski District Jane Hinderman - Glenbrook Elementary; Danelle Hocking - PCMS; Sara Hoffmann - PCMS; Sarah Hoverson - Lannoye Elementary; Jamie Hubbard - PCMS; Paula Johnson - Lannoye Elementary; Lynn Kabat - PCMS; Bec Kane - PCMS; Staci Karcz - Lannoye Elementary; Kathy Kelsey - PCMS; Betty Kestly - Hillcrest Elementary; Heather King - Sunnyside Elementary; Kelli King-Herman - Glenbrook Elementary; Amanda Kinney - Lannoye Elementary; Marc Klawiter Lannoye Elementary ; Melissa Knox - PCMS; Sarah Kohls - PCMS Kari Kropp - Glenbrook Elementary; Elizabeth Kust - PCMS; Dave Landers - PCMS; Joan Ladowski - Assumption BVM; Christy Lepinski - Lannoye Elementary; Kelly Logue - PCMS; Tony Logue - PCMS ; Sara Malchow - Glenbrook Elementary; Mary Marlowe - Sunnyside Elementary; Jon McCarthy - PCMS; Arin McComb - Sunnyside Elementary; Susan McMahon - Lannoye Elementary; Dexter McNabb - Pulaski High; Ellen Melberg - Glenbrook Elementary; Bill Mihalski - PCMS; Jill Miller - Glenbrook Elementary; Tina Mills - PCMS; Megan Mills-Koehler - Sunnyside Elementary; Shannon Minzlaff - Hillcrest Elementary; Susan Moore - Sunnyside Elementary; Trisha Nguyen Lannoye Elementary; Michelle Nick - Hillcrest Elementary; Jodi Nickels - Pulaski High; Holly Nieuwenhuis - PCMS; Sarah Olson - Glenbrook Elementary; Tricia Paul - Hillcrest Elementary; Sarah Pautz - Sunnyside Elementary; Wayne Pierre - Glenbrook Elementary; Mary Pierson - Lannoye Elementary; Kim Polasik - Hillcrest Elementary; Joshua Pratt - PCMS; Michelle Prestine Hillcrest Elementary; Patrick Rades - Glenbrook Elementary; David Reinking - Hillcrest Elementary; Jonathan Rhode PCMS; Macy Roberts - PCMS ; Sally Robertson - Glenbrook Elementary; Jessica Rosenberg - Sunnyside Elementary; Jodi Sams - Assumption BVM; Theodore Sarosiek - PCMS; Joel Schauske - Lannoye Elementary; Jane School - Sunnyside Elementary; Tina Seewald - PCMS; Kimberly Silvers - Sunnyside Elementary Sheila Skalecki - Glenbrook Elementary; Daniel Slempkes Glenbrook Elementary; Randi Snowberry - Hillcrest Elementary; Margaret Sobieck - Hillcrest Elementary;l Sarah Spitzer - Fairview Elementary; Jenny Stahlik - PCMS; Susan Stiede - Hillcrest Elementary; Matthew Stoehr - PCMS; Kathryn Tennant - PCMS; Jessica Ullmer - Hillcrest Elementary; Jessica Vanden Heuvel - Hillcrest Elementary; Bridget Wade - Lannoye Elementary; Jodie Walker Lannoye Elementary; Brenda Wertel - Sunnyside Elementary; Katie Williams - Assumption BVM; Melissa Wojcik - Pulaski High; Rhoda Wood Fairview Elementary and Amy Wright - PCMS.

PACE awards mini-grants

by Ayriel Rihn The Pulaski Area Community Education (PACE) organization granted mini-grants to several teachers throughout the Pulaski Community School District. These grants are designed to help teachers buy supplies needed to enhance students learning experience. The grants were awarded to teachers at all levels from elementary to high school classrooms. Twelve teachers applied for and received a minigrant, and, in total, they were received more than $4,000 in funds. Pulaski High School had four applications submitted. Among them was science teacher Melissa Wojcik, who received $494 for kits to help students understand the molecular mechanisms of water, an abstract concept that high school students often struggle with. The FACS department received $500, while Margo Petroll was granted $359 toward a teen-intervention program. Social studies teacher Paula Krause was granted $125 to purchase iPad apps for her students, many of which are enrolled in advanced placement (AP) classes. Among the Pulaski Community Middle School Staff, Jeff Uelmen, Spanish teacher, was granted $400 for his Capture it on Camera project. The money will be used to buy two Sony Bloggie Touch Video Cameras that can be used for a variety of activities. Joining him is Kelly Koller, a technology teacher, who was granted $500 towards a solarpowered birdhouse camera. Finally, Barb Forsberg was granted $100 towards teambuilding activity supplies. Numerous elementary school teachers received grants as well, including Kathleen Olsen, a 4th grade teacher from Glenbrook who received $500.00 to help improve her math classes by purchasing Think Tank math cards to enhance learning. From Sunnyside, Becky Stapel and Megan Mills-Koehler were granted $250 towards a Kindness Counts group that will involve the elementary kids with the community. Cora Boucher from Assumption B.V.M. was granted $250 towards a Skype Connection that will allow the children in her class to enhance their reading program. Skype reading will allow the students to read it to someone outside the classroom. Boucher said. Teachers that work at various locations throughout the district wide were also given grants. Elementary support teachers schools were awarded $500 for the Leveled Literacy Intervention to help struggling K-3 readers. Also, Deborah Dolata was awarded $499 for an iPad purchase intended to help students who are not native English-speakers learn easier.

Luke Baranczyk Grace Kaiser

by Jack FitzGerald Grace Kaiser was recently named Pulaski High School Student of the Month for Attitude during the month of November. Kaiser, currently in her senior year at PHS, has remained involved in several different organizations and teams throughout her time spent in the school. She plays both tennis and soccer, and is also a member of both the Leo club and the Spanish Club. During the 2011 tennis season, she was named Second Team All Conference for her efforts on the court. Despite her extensive cocurricular involvement, Kaiser is honored to have been chosen as Student of Month. Looking back at her time spent at PHS, she had only positive memories to share. It feels great to be recognized for my attitude and I feel truly honored. I wouldnt change anything. Ive had a good high school career, Kaiser said. In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, as well as wakeboarding and shopping. Upon graduating from PHS in May, Kaiser plans to study at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.


by Jack FitzGerald During the month of November, senior Luke Baranczyk was named the Pulaski High Schools academic Student of the Month. Baranczyk has been involved in numerous activities throughout his four years at PHS: he is the secretary for Spanish Club, he holds a position on the board of directors for Leo Club, participates in the Red Raider Marching Band, and, finally, is a member of the varsity boys golf squad. Despite his extensive involvement, Baranczyks proudest accomplishments in high school are earning a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, being a member of the National Honor Society, and being selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. While Baranczyk has remained busy at PHS, he would not do anything differently. I wouldnt change anything about my high school career, I wouldnt have grown to be who I am today if I did, Baranczyk said. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, mountain biking, muscle cars, four wheeling and snowmobiling. After high school, Baranczyk plans to attend UTI in Glendale Heights, Ill., for automotive/automotive performance and Ford Accelerated Credential Training.


Students take part in Wisconsin quiz bowl

by Matt Zey Eleven Glenbrook fifth graders teamed up to compete in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl on Nov. 15. The Thinking Cap is a statewide, 100-question, multiple-choice computer test. For students, the questions were sometimes difficult to answer, but they could usually come up with the right answer using teamwork. The fifth graders that made up the team at Glenbrook Elementary School included: Lexi Ireland, Owen Heinz, Michael Janes, Mariyah Bartz, Gabe Koepke, Ben Pamperin, Brian Whitney, Becca May, Danayah Cantoral, Logan Lukasik and Michael Berna. It was challenging. We all knew different parts so when we worked together it turned out really neat, said students Alexandria Ireland, Gabe Koepke and Becca May. According to Jill Miller, the Glenbrook teacher in charge of guiding the quiz bowl team,

participants were chosen by academic strength, teacher recommendation and test scores. The students had to answer questions from a variety of areas, including most curriculum areas. The questions required higher level thinking, and, not only did teams earn points by getting the correct answer, but they had to do it quickly as well. To improve the speed, the team was divided into real world roles, such as facilitator, time keeper, reader and technician. Students had the opportunity to practice a few weeks before the competition. One thing I liked was people got their own jobs, like the timer or mouse clicker, said student Gabe Koepke. As a result of their hard work and superb thinking skills, the Glenbrook team placed 11 out of 24 Wisconsin schools. They worked well as a team, the respect for each other was the best yet, said Miller.


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Holiday Happenings...
at Glenbrook Elementary at Fairview Elementary

at Hillcrest Elementary

at Assumption BVM School

at Lannoye Elementary

at Sunnyside Elementary

Wishing you joy and peace in 2012!

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Submissions for the Dexter McNabb Big Buck Challenge

Jim Mroczkowski stands with his harvested buck.

PHS freshman Ashley Barkows shot her first deer on Nov. 20 in Shawano County. The 8-pointer weighed 170 pounds.

Thirteen year old Alex Stachura harvested his first buck on opening day in the Town of Chase.

Jack Heinz, an 8th grader at PCMS, harvested his first buck on opening morning in the Bowler area. The buck had a 17 inch spread and weighed 178 pounds. According to Heinz, thanks to the noisy squirrel rustling in the leaves, he woke up in time to shoot the deer with only one shot. Heinz wants to thank his dad for letting him sit in his tree stand.

Jared Kuczer harvested 9-point buck on Nov. 21 in Wausaukee. The deer, which had a 16-inch spread, had a dress weight of 192 pounds. Ryley Watzka, an 8th grader at PCMS, poses with his harvested deer.

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Food science classes to be offered next year

Beginning with the 20122013 school year, a food science class will be offered at Pulaski High School through the FACS Department, pending as a science credit. Food science is a growing field of study that examines science concepts related specifically to food. Approximately 20 percent of the career options available to most students involve food production, distribution, storage and/or handling. For this reason, this new course is being offered to help students gain knowledge and skills in food science basics, including preparation, food selection, nutrition analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking. In addition, students will gain knowledge needed to evaluate future technological advances as they are applied to food, as well as consider a range of career opportunities related to biology and chemistry, while potentially earning a half science elective credit once approved the Department of Public Instruction. Additional information can be provided by contacting Liz Moehr at PHS.

Titler published in education journal

Zach Sobieck shows his testing fixture for his modeling design.

4K students learn about pantry

Barb Schulloss 4K class at Fairview Elementary invited Deb Schneider to their classroom to talk about the Pulaski Food Pantry. The students had been learning about helping others and collected gravy packets and boxes of Jell-o to donate to the pantry. They are also working at decorating grocery bags and making gift tags for the families at the pantry.

Technology/ Engineering Education: Finding the Path to Your Future

FFA holds annual fruit sale

The annual Pulaski FFA fruit sale wrapped up on Dec. 7. In total, the club earned roughly $40,000, which will be spent on student trips, conferences, workshops, state and national memberships, provide supplies, transportation, banquet costs and other expenses throughout the school year for FFA members. The organizations upcoming events include a combined holiday party for students of Pulaski Community Middle School and Pulaski High School, holiday bingo at Woodhaven Assisted Living facility in Pulaski, wildlife protection/biotechnology/pet care lessons with elementary students and the FFA Half Time Conference.

Abrams Spotlight Productions musical auditions to be held

Abrams Spotlight Productions, Inc., will be holding auditions for its next musical, Into The Woods, based on the book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, on Jan. 4 and 5, 2012. Auditions will be held at The Byng Community Theater, at 5852 Maple Street in Abrams. Auditions begin at 6:00 p.m. Actors age 13 and older are welcome to audition. As an audition, actors should prepare an upbeat song from a musical to sing and will be asked to learn and perform a short dance number on site. A CD player will be available, or actors may sing without music. Auditions are necessary in order to be in the show, and no late entries will be allowed. Rehearsals will generally be held on Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursdays nights beginning in January. Show dates are scheduled for March 23 through March 25 and March 30 through April 1, 2012. Actors should strongly consider availability for rehearsals and show dates, and levels of commitment before auditioning For more information call Brandon Byng at (920)- 8265852 or visit www.abramstheatre.com.

One of the most difficult decisions that anyone has to make is their career selection. The Bureau of Labor Statistics claims the average person will have as many as 11 jobs in their lifetime. Making a decision about the rest of your life is a complicated process that every student has to try and find an answer to. Interests, skills, abilities, education, costs and potential earnings are all factors in this decision. If adults are struggling to answer this question, how can we expect high school students to have these answers and make these big decisions? Putting it simply, there is not a single solution that will fit every student. In January and February, Pulaski students will be registering for classes in the 2012-2013 school year. These course selections are critical decisions that will help students to make the right choices about their futures. It is imperative for students consider what their long-term career interests are so that they can explore those options now instead of down the road where it costs too much money to explore. Consult with counselors, teachers, and, if possible, people in the career field. Take a trip to the Pulaski High School Career Center and see what you can learn. Technology and Engineering Education one is way for students to build first-hand knowledge and experience about life and career choices. Students have the ability to explore a wide variety of career paths involving technology including small engines, engineering, manufacturing, programming, cabinetry, electronics, construction, design, and much more. First hand experiences offer students are the best ways to find out about their interests and talents. Get into the classes that are going to bring you as close to business and industry experience as possible. There are careers out there that fit everyone, and it is important for students to find out what fits them ebst.

by Ashlynn Estreen Pulaski High School Spanish teacher Katie Titler was recently published in the EdTech Education Journal. Her article focused on technology in the classroom. Titlers classroom at PHS is just one of the many smart classrooms in the Pulaski Community School District. The classrooms use tools like smart boards and tablet computers to help prepare students for the modern workplaces they will encounter after graduation. This is not the first time Titler has been published; she was previously published in the book Cell Phones in Education: A practical Guide for Educators, by Liz Kolb. Titlers most recently article focuses on introducing more technology into the classroom and educating students on how to deal with these ever-changing tools. Its exciting to see that strategies Im doing in school are helpful to students and can be shared with other educators, Titler said. According to PHS co-principal John Matczak, Titlers articles demonstrate her commitment and dedication to the PCSD. Her ability to use the most recent devices in her lesson plans will also go on to benefit her students in the longrun, Matczak added. Mrs. Titler is a part of the model classroom initiative at Pulaski High School, which is an opportunity for her to take risks with technology in order to teach 21st century skills, Matczak said. Our students must have these skills in order to compete in the global market no matter what career they choose. Although she is one of only a few teachers with a smart classroom in the district, Titler is not the first PCSD teacher who has been published. Many other teachers have been published previously as well.

Pulaski High School Spanish teacher Katie Titler was recently published in the EdTech Education Journal. Her article focused on the importance of incorporating technology in the classrooms to help students prepare for the modern work place.

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Senior Profiles
Name: Haley Miller Age: 18 Sport/Activity: Dance Team Years Played: Dancing since 3 years old Position: One of three captains Goal for the season: Look at where we started and by the end be able to look back and be happy with how we improved as dancers and team mates. Rivals: Waupaca Hobbies: Listening to music, baking, playing with dogs Favorite Subject: Spanish Favorite High School Memory: Winning 1st place in Pom at state as a freshmen Favorite Food: Spaghetti Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Taylor Swift Favorite TV Show: Glee Post High School Plans: Spanish Major at UW- Eau Claire Name: Dalton Aderholdt Age: 17 Sport/Activity: Rugby Years Played: 2 Position: Second Row or Flank Goal for the season: Progress and do well in state again. Rivals: Depere Hobbies: Snowboarding, BMX, Longboarding Favorite Subject: Social Studies Favorite High School Memory: Midwest Rugby Tournament in Indiana Favorite Food: Venison Favorite Musical Artist/ Band: Eric Church Favorite TV Show: Fuel TV Post High School Plans: Attending UW- Green Bay or UW- Milwaukee

Victory belongs to the most persevering. Napoleon

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Pulaski gymnasts win big at state meet

Don Voelz: Fan for life

by Jordan Stiede and Casey Alger-Feser If you attend a Pulaski Red Raiders boys basketball game, there is a good chance you will see Donald Voelz watching the game from the stands. Ive been a Pulaski fan since I was probably five years old, said Voelz. It has been since my brother and sister were in school. Voelz attended Pulaski High School from 1974 to 1978. He sometimes goes to four basketball games in a week, and it doesnt always have to be a Pulaski boys game. Voelz attends girls games, too, and if Pulaski teams arent playing on a certain night, he will watch Seymour or Shawano. Also, as Voelz watches a game live, he often listens to a different high school basketball game on the radio. Voelz watches games with anybody and everybody, although his favorite spot to watch a game is right at center court. He thinks the best venue to watch a high school basketball game in Wisconsin is at Fred Kestly Field House in Pulaski. Voelz finds the addition of spotlights during the introductions a little different this year. His most memorable Pulaski game was in 1975 when the Pulaski boys team beat Appleton West in sectionals to go to state. Ron Ripley, one of Voelz favorite Pulaski players, was a member of the 1975 basketball team that made its first appearance at state in Madison. Appleton West was ranked number one in division one at the time. Some of his other favorite players to watch include: Rod Ripley, Dennis Bogacz, and Steve Shiny Szymanski. Rod Ripley, brother of Ron Ripley, went on to become a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison basketball team after graduating from PHS. Bogacz, the leading scorer in Pulaski basketball history, is now a teacher at Glenbrook Elementary. Szymanski, a 1985 graduate, currently has a son on the junior
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Vanessa Grunewald, a Sunnyside Elementary School student, performs her floor routine at the Wisconsin Womens State Gymnastics Championship. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Caylor.)

Zablocki scores 1000 points

During the weekend of Dec. 3, the Wisconsin Womens State Gymnastics Championship Meet was held in West Allis for gymnasts in levels 3, 4, 5, and 6. Approximately 30 teams from throughout Wisconsin had gymnasts that qualified to compete at this meet. Six gymnasts from the Pulaski school district participated as part of the Air Force Gymnastics team. (Air Force is a gym located in Howard.) The gymnasts are: Lannoye student Anneleise Caylor, level 4; Glenbrook Elementary student McKenah Kloes, level 4; Glenbrook Elementary student Maddy Karcz, level 5; Sunnyside Elementary student Vanessa Grunewald, level 5; Hillcrest Elementary student Tea Buss, level 5; and Pulaski Community Middle

School student Alexis Grunewald, level 6. The Air Force level 4 team took first place in the state, while the level 5 team came in ninth place and the level 6 team came in third. Notable individuals results include: Caylorfirst place in bars, second place in beam, fourth place in vault and third place in the all-around competition; Kloes- third places in bars and fifth place in balance beam; Karcz- first place in vault, third place in the floor routine, fifth place in bars, and fourth place in the all around competition; Vanessa Grunewald- fifth place in vault and Alexis Grunewald, first place in bars and fourth place in the all-around competition.

Zak Zablocki, a 2008 Pulaski High School graduate, hit a milestone in his basketball career at Silver Lake Collge in Manitowoc. On Dec. 10, 2011, he scored his 1,000th point in a home win, setting a record for the college. Zablocki has started all four years on the schools basketball team. He plans to begin an internship at a genetics company in January, and is slated to graduate in spring 2012 with a degree in biology. He plans to use his degree to pursue a job in the agricultural field.

Knights of Columbus free throw competition to be held

submitted by Tony Anderson The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18. It will be held in the gymnasium at Assumption B.V.M. The contest is open to all boys and girls, ages 10 to 14, as of Jan. 1, 2012. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the contest will begin at 6:00 p.m. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top finishers.
In case of bad weather, the contest will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the gymnasium at Assumption BVM. Call Tony Anderson with questions at (920)- 8227537. The Kings of Columbus is an international family fraternal organization with over 13,000 local councils. It is involved in charitable and benevolent causes and it is instrumental in the annual Pulaski Polka Days Celebration held each July.

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Voelz cont.

Boys swimming continues strong season

by Clarissa Grathen The Red Raider boys swim team is continuing their strong season as they made their way through numerous competitions and meets during December. Members of the team continue to focus on earning personal records in various events and posting strong times against their competition at meets. According to Coach Natasha Kempen, all of the team members have played an important role in the teams success and everything is coming together well. At their home meet on Tuesday, Dec. 20, against Ashwaubenon, swimmer Ryan Dooley improved his personal record in the 100 meter back stroke by over 14 seconds. Similarly, Jesse Gazella earned a personal record in the junior varsity 50 meter freestyle race, with a time of 32:37 seconds. For first year swimmer sophomore Ben Mlezvia,
the season has been all about getting in shape and improving his individual statistics. Since I have started swimming, I have improved my time and my form, Mlezvia said. As the season progresses, the team hopes to continue to build upon these achievements. For Kempen, the team plans to take a long-term approach, rather than focusing on specific meets, and work on personal improvement and effective swimming. The team has numerous upcoming meets and invitational competitions, including the Ashwaubenon Swim Invite on Jan. 6 at Lawrence University beginning at 5:00 p.m.; the Neenah Diving competition at Neenah High School on Jan. 7 at 10:00 a.m.; the Sheboygan North relays meet at Sheboygan North high school at 11:00 a.m.; and a meet against Sheboygan North at their high school on Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Continued from previous page varsity team at Pulaski. After watching basketball for more than 30 years, he has notices some changes in the games. Most notable, Voelz said the pace of basketball is definitely faster now. He thinks that this years boys basketball team is a lot like a Fred Kestly coached team. Both teams play very good defense, said Voelz. To beat Kestlys team, this years team would have to overcome the height of the Ripley boys. Regardless of how the Red Raiders are playing, however, dedicated, life-long fans like Voelz help to the Pulaski community is a very special place, and a great place for high school sports.

Pulaski High School senior Rachel Gullickson guides her horse Cosmo over a jump. Gullickson and her horse recently won the Wisconsin Hunter and Jumper Association Championship trophy. (Photo courtesy of Denis Gullickson)

Upcoming Red Raider sporting events

1/5- 7:15 p.m. at GB Preble 1/10- 7:15 p.m. vs. New London at PHS 1/13-7:15 p.m. vs. GB East at PHS 1/17- 7:15 p.m. at DePere 1/3- 7:15p.m. vs. Ashwaubenon at PHS 1/6- 7:15 p.m. vs. GB Preble at PHS 1/13- 5:15p.m. at Seymour 1/17- 7:15p.m. vs. DePere at PHS

Gullickson wins WHJA championship trophy

by Mallory Mayer Pulaski High School senior Rachel Gullickson and her horse Suspicious Minds (also known as Cosmo) recently won the Wisconsin Hunter and Jumper Association championship trophy at the competition in Waukesha, WI. The WHJA sponsors spring and fall United States Equestrian Foundation-rated shows and recognizes over thirty additional shows each year. The organization, established in 1964, also supports the growing hunter/ jumper community throughout Wisconsin. During the contest in late November, Gullickson led a dozen competitors from throughout the state in the Low Jumper category with 187 points. While Gullickson participated in the event on a Saturday, she received the news about her top finish while in class at PHS. I was in the choir room on my laptop looking at my score and when I realized I had won and I sort of silently screamed until Ms. [Erin] McClure came in and asked if I was ok, said Gullickson. It was an accomplishment Ive been trying to achieve for many years. We had a great year and were on a roll. She also earned Reserve Champion in the Child-Adult
Jumper category. Gullickson has been riding horses for eight years at Circle E Equestrian Center in the rural Seymour-Pulaski area and has one horse: 15 year-old Appendix-Quarter-horse named Cosmo. Her trainer is Deb Nellis. Together, Gullickson and Cosmo have been competing as team for five years. Suspicious Minds is his show name and Cosmo is his barn name said Gullickson. My parents have had horses since I was born. Riding horses has been a major part of her life since she was younger, and she has remained dedicated to the sport. You really have to be extremely dedicated and clear your schedule during riding season, said Gullickson. You basically have no life during the summer. Gullickson will now go on to compete in the Winter Show at Circle E Equestrian Center in January 2012. When she is not riding her horse, Gullickson is very involved in numerous clubs and activities at PHS. Currently, she serves as President of the PHS Student Council and Choir. She also participates in the annual musical performance and state solo and ensemble competition in the musical theater category. Upon graduating from PHS in May, she plans on attending college for musical theater.

Boys basketball

Borseth honored

Girls basketball

12/29-10:00 a.m. invitational at UW-Whitewater 1/5- 6:30 p.m. at Ashwaubenon 1/7- 10:30 a.m. at DC Everest

Jeremy Borseth stands with his family and former coaches in front of his University of Louisville jersey that now hangs in at Pulaski High School.

Boys swimming
1/6- 5:00 p.m. at Ashwaubenon 1/7- 10:00 a.m. at Neenah (diving competition) 1/7- 11:00 a.m. at Sheboygan North (relay meet) 1/10- 5:30 p.m. at Sheboygan North *Note: All times listed are for varsity teams.

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by Zach Suess On Friday, Dec. 16, Pulaski High School graduate Jeremy Borseth returned to Pulaski to formally dedicate his college football jersey to the school. Borseth played for the University of Louisville after graduating from PHS in 1995. While in high school, Borseth played as both a punter and receiver for the Red Raiders. He excelled not only in sports, but also in academics. He dealt with computer programming and was an excellent student, said Phil Morgan, former PHS physical education teacher and varsity football coach for the Red Raiders. After graduating from the University of Louisville in 1999, Borseth went on to try his hand at professional football. He tried out for the Green Bay Packers, the Indianapolis Colts and the Cincinnati Bengals, before being picked up by the New England Patriots, where he played for two years.

Besides playing in the NFL, Borseth was also a head punting instructor for the Dick Pierce Kicking Camps, and a high school football coach for Trinity High School and St. Xavier High School before moving back to the Pulaski area. Now that Borseth has returned to Pulaski, he is excited to get involved in the community once again. According to current PHS Athletic Director Jerad Marsh, Borseth is the first PHS graduate to play in the NFL. However, previous student Jairus Byrd, who went on to graduate from a high school in Missouri, played for the Buffalo Bills after graduating from, and playing for, the University of Oregon.

Mobile tanning business opens
by Jessica Skinkis A new spray tanning business, Glow to Go, recently opened in Pulaski. The business, owned by Kim Burkel, offers its clients the opportunity to get a bronze glow without ever getting into a traditional, heated tanning bed. Glow to Go provides clients with the opportunity to tan their face, legs or entire body. Additionally, since the business it mobile, it has no permanent location, and, instead, can come directly to its clients. Burkel decided to open the tanning businesses because she felt it offered individuals a healthier way to tan, and often takes less time than traditional tanning beds. Since the business is mobile, it also saves customers gas and time by coming to their location at a time that works best for them. To make an appointment with Glow to Go, call Burkel, the companys only employee, at (920)619-2407, or email her at kburkel@new.rr.com. Appointments can be made Monday through Thursday between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Births and Deaths

WED., DEC. 14, 2011 SWIEKATOWSKI, Janice and James, Pulaski, daughter.

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ASSUMPTION B.V.M. CHURCH, Pulaski. Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m.,Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Thursday 8:15 a.m. Rite of Reconciliation: 11:00 a.m. Saturday. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. (920) 822-3279. CORNERSTONE FAMILY CHURCH, 2780 School Lane (Cty. B) Suamico. Sunday morning service 9:30 a.m. Childrens service provided and nursery available. Wednesday evening service 6:45 p.m. Children and Youth activities provided. Pastor Dennis Toyne (920) 662-1146 ST. JOHN LUTHERAN - LCMS, 910 S. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. (across from Pulaski Middle School) Worship Service: Thursday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Sunday School - 10:15 a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; (A/C & Wheelchair accessible). Pastor Vern Heim, Church Office (920) 822-3511. ST. STANISLAUS CHURCH, Hofa Park. Masses: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:00 p.m.; Vigil of Holy Day 8:00 p.m.;Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday 7:30 p.m. or upon request. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. - Parish Office: (920)-822-5512 HOLY CROSS NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH, Pulaski. Mass 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month at 2:30 p.m. (715) 693-2241. NEW LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Sunday Worship Services and Kids Church at 10:00 a.m. Nursery provided. Meeting at the Pulaski Community Middle School auditorium. Pastor Bob Wied, (920) 8227117, www.PulaskiNewLIfe. com. OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) Lessor, Cty. Rd. S, Pulaski. 3 miles west and 3 miles south of Angelica on Cty. Rd. S. June through Labor Day 9am, Sundays Sept. - May 8:45am Sunday School, 10am services Sunday. Pastor Mike Dismer. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Angelica. WI586 Cty. Trunk C, Pulaski. Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Loretta Waegli, Cell (715) 853-4444; Church (920) 822-1743. PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1954 County Rd. U, Green Bay WI 54313. Worship Schedule: Thursday


WED., DEC. 21, 2011 DESSART, Gwen, and THYRION, Travis, Little Suamico, daughter. THURS., DEC. 22, 2011 COURT, Lori and Joseph, Pittsfield, son. FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011 NINHAM, Kimberly, and PURIFOY, Darion, Oneida, son.
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in 1990; one brother, Chester Petasek; one sister, Irene; and a grandson, James Ladowski. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Odd Fellows Home for their kindness and their care of Violet.

Zablocki, Betty

Chase, Raymond (Maureen) Zablocki, Black Creek, Carol (Mike) Schultz, Howard, Gary (Carol) Zablocki, Hofa Park; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Lilly Stefl, her father, Henry Vissers, and an infant, Robert Vissers.

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evening 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Morning 8:00, 9:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School & Power Hour 9:15 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and Preceding Thursday evening service at 7:00 p.m. Pastors Don Behrendt and Stuart Dornfeld. Member of ELCA. ST. PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH, W 1978 Church Drive., Angelica. Church Services. Zachow location, Sunday 10:00 a.m. Pastor Phillip Geiger. (715) 758-2275 ST. CASIMIR CHURCH, Krakow. Fr. Finian Zaucha, O.F.M. Masses: Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. Holy Days 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 6:00-6:45 p.m. ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH, Little Suamico. (East of 41-141 on Cty. S, right on Cty. J mile) Church 826-7785. Sunday Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. Member ELCA. ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH, Morgan. (920) 846-3453. Worship Sunday, Contemporary Service at 8:00 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Larry Yaw. Member ELCA ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE (St. John Cantius Site), Sobieski. Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, Pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 9:45 a.m. Confessions: Saturday 10:30 a.m. or by appointment. Phone (920) 822-5255. SS. EDWARD AND ISIDORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 3667 Flintville Road (County M) Green Bay. Saturday Masses at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday masses at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. Phone (920) 8657677. Rev. David Kasperek. (715) 745-4558. Sunday Worship Services are 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion the 1st & 3rd Sundays; Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. (Sept. May 20). ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS), Hobart, corner of overland and J. Worship Services: Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School & High School Youth Classes 9:15 a.m. Adult Class, Sunday 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Summer Schedule: May thru September, Thursday 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. Pastor Vern Heim, (920) 869-2777.

Smith, Regina

Ladowski, Violet

Betty J. (Vissers) Zablocki, 65, Hofa Park, died unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep Friday morning, December 9, 2011. The daughter of Grace (Neuman) and the late Henry Vissers of Oneida was born January 2, 1946, and was a 1964 graduate of Seymour High School. On April 30, 1966, she married Len Zablocki at St. Joseph Church in Oneida. The couple made their home and farmed in Hofa Park. Betty especially enjoyed baking for family and friends and, also, at the Hofa Park Tavern. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, Zeke and Frankie. She enjoyed Wednesday night ladies bowling league, gardening and her flowers, and going on trips. Betty was survived by her husband, Len; two daughters, Linda (Frank) Stefl, Shawano, Cheryl (David) Wagner, Hofa Park; two grandchildren, Ezekiel Wagner and Frankie Stefl; her mother, Grace Vissers, Seymour; two brothers, James (Violet) Vissers, Oneida, Glen Vissers (special friend, Starr Sackett), Oneida; Lens family, Kenneth (Sue) Zablocki, Hofa Park, Dennis (Ginny) Zablocki, Hofa Park, James (Mary) Zablocki, South

Betty Zablocki

Regina Smith

Regina (Jarosinski) Smith, 81, Seymour, formerly of Hofa Park, died Thursday morning, December 15, 2011 at a Pewaukee hospital, following a short illness. The daughter of the late Stanley and Kate Jarosinski was born September 7, 1930 in Hofa Park. On September 25, 1954 she married Alphonse Alphie Smith at St. Stanislaus Church in Hofa Park. She loved to bake. She enjoyed crocheting and other craftwork. Regina volunteered many hours for parish activities. Regina is survived by one sister, Angie (Fred) Preuss, Arbor Vitae; two brothers, Walter Jarosinski, Tulsa, OK; and Louis (Rhea) Jarosinski, Fort Worth, TX; one sister-inlaw, Edith Jarosinski, Pulaski; along with many nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alphie, in 1999; two brothers, Tony (Cora) and Sylvester Jarosinski; one sister Ann Pinkowski; and one sisterin-law, Rita Jarosinski.

Violet Ladowski

Violet Ladowski, 93, former Pulaski resident, died Monday morning, December 19, 2011 at Odd Fellows Home in Green Bay. The daughter of Nick and Helen (Wypizynski) Petasek was born December 30, 1917 in Eaton. On April 14, 1945 she married Edward Ladowski at St. Mary of the Angels in Green Bay. Vi was a strong advocate for the developmentally disabled. She cared for her daughter, Virginia, at home until she was no longer able to do so. She was an active member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski where she belonged to the St. Annes Society and served as a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered to clean the church. Vi is survived by two sons, James (Janet) Ladowski, Belleville; Edward Ladowski, DePere; one daughter, Virginia Ladowski, DePere; two granddaughters, Jessica (Brad) Atkinson; Jenna Ladowski; great-grandson Jayden Rhys Atkinson; one sister, Betty Johanski, Green Bay; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband

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Pulaski Area Historical Society adds to area history

by Sam Schwartz During the summer of 2011, the Pulaski Area Historical Society (PAHS) began construction on an old-style family kitchen to add to the overall historical feel of the Pulaski Historical Museum. The kitchen, which will be designed to model the types of kitchens commonly found in the Pulaski area roughly 100 years ago, was designed to bring more visitors to the museum. . Almost immediately, PAHS Vice President Larry Puzen put the idea into effect and decided to start construction. While the
kitchen is still in the process of being built, it already has many realistic and common aspects of an old-style kitchen. We hope through the completion of the old-style kitchen that more community members will be drawn into the historical society and will in turn see the essence of what our history has to offer here at the historical society, said Puzen. Currently, the kitchen includes a wood stove, installed cabinets, a 100 year-old mock door, an installed window, oil lamp, old table and chairs and a slop pail. PAHS members are also accepting donations to the kitchen that can either be donated completely to the historical society or just loaned to the kitchen to be returned at any time. According to Puzen, he believes the new kitchen will draw other donations as well to the PAHS because this cause will allow people to donate other pieces of Pulaski history that they may not have use for anymore, but that still have sentimental and historical value. Puzen continues to work about one day a week on the project, and plans to add new additions to the kitchen as donations come in. Overall, the PAHS is extremely excited about the kitchen. According the Puzen, he feels it was a great way to get kids involved in the history of Pulaski. I hope to help people truly enjoy the society and Pulaskis history the way I do already do because our town has such an amazing history, said Puzen. Presently, the kitchen is missing one very key piece: an old-style faucet to be installed into the sink counter-top to finish off the sink and cleaning area. The historical society asks that if

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anyone has the piece to fulfill the dimensions and style the counter top needs, please contact the historical society about the possibility of donating the faucet piece. This faucet piece is under the name of an Antique WL Davey Farmers Cast Iron 2A Water Pump. For more information about the PAHS, call (920)822-5856 or (920)-865-7875. The museum is located at 129 W. Pulaski St. in downtown Pulaski, and is open to the public, free of charge. The museum does accept donations, however.