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PULASKI, WISCONSIN THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 VOLUME LXXI, NO. 23

Amy Tubbs is proud of the work that her sixth hour Expository Writing class has done on the Einstruction project.

Pulaski High School teacher Amy Tubbs and her Expository Writing class have been named one of five finalists in an international video contest to win up to $75,000 in classroom technology. The contest, through Einstruction, required groups to write a song parody and film a music video, including one of the products

Einstruction offers. Tubbs class combined the story of The Chronicles of Narnia with Aladins A Whole New World song to show how technology would energize learning in their class. Viewers voting counts for 40 percent of the total score. To help Pulaski High School win, go to www.2010classroommakeover.

com. To create an account, click on sign up in the upper righthand corner. Next, click on the view entries tab in the upper left hand side of the page. Scroll down to the 9-12 category and find The Chronicles of Einstruction. Voting ends on December 2 and you can only vote once. tions down the drain would be dangerous. I feel great after donating the Med Return Box; it was a wonderful project, said Lofquist. Allen Buchholz with Med Return from Grafton, Wisconsin, built the Med Return Box. Pulaski was one of the first to get a design put on the box. Smaller towns are starting to get Med Return Boxes to help deal with expired medications, said Buchholz. The medications that are accepted are prescriptions, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass, and leak proof containers. The medications that are not accepted are needles (sharp), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, and inhalers. Proper disposal of medications is important for the environment, for pets, wildlife, and for our children. We encourage use of the Med Return Box.

Med Return Box now in Pulaski

Pulaski graduate takes part in HGTV series

Mike Maroszek, owner of Maroszek Excavating, donated his time delivering a large rock in honor of veterans to be dedicated at a later date for the American Legion. Watch for details in next issue.

Marcia Prentice (left) stands with fellow students on HGTVs Design School. (Picture credited to HGTV.)

Chief Dunford, Gary Lofquist, and Allen Buchholz stand proudly next to the Med Return Box. This is located at the Pulaski Police Department.

By Brendan Bahun, Chelsea Bartz, and Dylan Bersch MCL and Baytek donated a Med Return Box to Pulaskis police department. People can

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drop off their old medications instead of disposing them down the drain or leaving them in their cabinets. By doing so, it will help to keep children safe for unused drugs. The box will be taken to Brown County and the contents will be incinerated and the box will be returned, said Pulaski Police Chief Dunford. Gary Lofquist with MCL thought it was a great idea for Pulaski to have a Med Return Box. Lofquist came upon the idea one day when he came across some of his old pet medications and didnt know what to do with them. He first heard about the Med Return Box in Green Bay. Lofquist knew flushing medica-

Sally Robertson gets creamed by a Glenbrook Elementary student during the fundraiser that raised $3,000 for the school. (Story continued on page 2)

By Morgan Prentice Marcia Prentice, a 2001 Pulaski High School graduate, was chosen as one of the eight elite design students to appear on Design School, an HGTV series. Design School isnt a show with eliminations, winners, and losers; however, the show is extremely competitive. The basis for competition is derived in the grades the students receive with the completion of each assignment. At the end of the show, each students success can be determined by the final grade for the course. I never could have guessed what was to come when I signed up for HGTVs new docu-reality series Design School, says Prentice. Currently, Prentice is attending The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angles, and after graduation in December, she is thinking about moving to New York to work in editorial for one of the many East

Coast-based design magazines. Prentice is not only enjoying being a part of the television show, but she also likes learning new things and improving her knowledge about designing. Jeff and Judi Prentice, the proud parents of Prentice,
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Tribute to Butch Reimer on page 10 & 11

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Pulaski News

- November 18, 2010

Letter to the Editor


Dear Editor, On the evening of October 20, my 13 year old son was on Facebook. Someone he knew, not a close friend, asked for his help. She said it was an emergency, and she needed her parents to come and get her from a friends house. She asked my son to call her mom or neighbor and went on to say she might die. While he kept chatting with her, he left a message to her mom, and I called the neighbor, also leaving a message. She said someone was going to shoot her in the face and kill her. He asked her where she was, and she told him the girls name. He asked her if it was true or just a joke. It ended up being a joke. She needed a ride home because she was already late getting home. When I took over and said I now was talking, she signed off. I called her mother that night and the next day to inform her what her daughter had done that night. My mistake, I know, was not to call the police right away. I bet the other girls family would have been very embarrassed if the police would have surrounded their home thinking a crime was being committed. I called the Pulaski Police Department

the next morning and explained what took place. Because I reside in Shawano County, I had to call there. Apparently, she didnt do anything wrong. I called Pulaski Middle School and talked to a counselor, as well as the principal. I have since talked to the mother. What I got out of the conversation was that she thought it had something to do with namecalling. My son was the one that got called names after the joke was out. I was able to print part of the chat, not all. I told the mother what was said, and the phone was on speaker. She did say she was sorry for it. This is not a joke, but a very serious situation. I feel that, not only should our children need to be educated on bullying on Facebook, but also parents need to be educated as well. I dont really care about the namecalling, although my son didnt deserve ithe was just a worried kid. I hope those girls got a good laugh on my sons behalf. They should have to answer to someone at some point. Next time it could be true. A Very Concerned Parent. (Name withheld because of age of student involved)

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are also very excited about their daughtersachievements and enjoy watching her succeed on Design School. Many of us have very strong personalities and opinions, and paired with a lack of sleep, it can get difficult to work together, says Prentice. Although working together with other students may bring upon challenges, Prentice later shares that after she has worked with the other competitors, she realizes they work very well together. Tune into HGTV to watch Prentice on Design School on Fridays at 2 p.m. or visit www. hgtv.com/design-school/show/ index.html to stay updated with Prentices new designs.

Front Page/Glenbook PTO gets creamed


The Glenbrook PTO had a donation drive in September. They raised over $3,000, which enabled the school to purchase three Smartboards. As an incentive, any family that donated $50 was able to buy a cream pie for the creaming event on November 5. Ten teachers were willing to be creamed: Susan Pamperin, Tessa Heckel, Alison Kessel,

Sally Robertson, Debbi Schmidt, Dan Slempkes, Chris Hendricks, Chris Karcz, Holly Muller, and Amy Gee. The goal was to make $5,000, and if they had reached that goal, Eric VandenHeuvel was to get taped to the gym wall. The group decided that, since they made over half the amount they had hoped for, they taped him up anyway.

Chili Cook off held at Citizens Bank


By Kelsey Wargo On November 5, Citizens Bank had their annual Employee Chili Cook off. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., people could come in and have free chili, play bingo, and vote for their favorite chili. There were ten different home-cooked chilies along with refreshments and desserts. After a lot of fun, talking, and voting, the winner was Nicole Welch (Gauthier) for the second year in a row.

Ray Wasielewski, along with his brother Glenn, pose with their bears that they got while hunting in Laona, Wisconsin, this year. Rays bear weighed in around 275 pounds; Glenns bear around 350 pounds.

Everyone socializes with friends after they have finished eating chili.

Watch for the next Pulaski News on December 2nd!

Natalie Reinhard, 12, Krakow, 7th grade student at PCMS, shot her first black bear on September 11 in Oconto County. On October 10, Natalie shot her first buck, an eight pointer, weighing 170 pounds with a 14 1/2 inch spread near her home. Last year, Natalie shot her first deer, a doe.

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A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. ~Henrik Ibsen

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The promise is in the future

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Submitted by Representative John Nygren I am extremely humbled and honored to have been chosen to represent the 89th Assembly District for the next two years. I take the responsibility that goes along with public office very seriously. I will do my very best to live up to the expectations and responsibilities that go along with holding the people of the 89th Assembly Districts seat. Many folks have asked for my take on the election. I dont view the election of 2010 as an affirmation of Republicans. I see it as a rejection of intrusive government, high taxes, out of control spending, debt, and back door deals which reduce transparency and lessen the peoples faith in government. Republicans were rejected in 2006 and 2008 because of many of these same issues. Because of this, it is very important that current leaders live up to their promises and govern in a way the people have demanded. If we do not live up to expectations, Republicans will be rejected in 2012 and rightfully so. It is now time for lawmakers to get to work. Governor-Elect Scott Walker has promised to call an emergency special session immediately upon taking office to pass job creating proposals. I support his call and will work to include ideas I have in that special session. Private sector growth is urgently needed to increase job creation, employer expansion, and state revenues that fund our vital public programs. This will happen by reducing governments burden on employers through reforming both the regulatory climate and tax code. As well, an aggressive agenda is needed to bring employers to Wisconsin and to show the nation Wisconsin is open for business. Wisconsin has one of the worst business climates in the nation. Our state lost nearly 10,000 private sector jobs from August to September of this year. Our unemployment rate continues to be unacceptably high. As well, our taxes, deficit, and debt per capita are among the highest in the nation. Turning these things around will not happen overnight. But with the right policies in place, it will happen. The state needs to chart a new economic path. More taxes and more government spending is not the answer. The answer to our economic woes is a pro-growth economic agenda that is based on less government and more entrepreneurial opportunity. It is time for Republicans to put up or shut up. I am excited to do the peoples work for the next two years and ready for the task. Thank you again for giving me the honor to serve as your state representative. I look forward to working for you and being your public servant.

Representative Gary Tauchen talks with DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski about the Agricultural Enterprise Areas, and how important it is to protect Wisconsins farmland.

DATCP Secretary Randy Romanski stands with Jeff and Jena Betley, owners of Betley Farms, where the press conference was held.

By Katie Christopherson and Kayla Nischke Randy Romanski, Secretary of the Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection held a press conference on October 19, at Betley Farm LLC, in the township of Maple Grove. Romanski announced that 21,867 acres of Wisconsins best farm land will be targeted for agricultural preservation and agricultural development in an area near Green Bay. Wisconsins economy begins with agriculture, which is responsible for 59 billion dollars per year and more than one out of every ten jobs in the state, said Secretary Romanski, while touring Jeff and Jena Betleys farm in Pulaski. The Working Lands Initiative makes a major investment in our states future economy by protecting whats most vital to farmingthe land. Today we are celebrating an agreement to protect the future of these great farmlands, which have supported our farmers and our economy for generations. Groups of farmers and local government worked together with the State Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to identify 12 unique areas around the state of Wisconsin, that are important for preserving farmland and agricultural business. The township of Maple Grove, which is located in Shawano County, is included in these 12 unique areas. Maple Grove is the leader in farmland preserva-

tion. This was done by thoughtful efforts of eight petitioners; because of these eight petitioners, 22,000 acres of farmland in Shawano County are now protected. I am a third generation dairy farmer, and we need to save our agriculture land, so hopefully my children can farm this same farm one day, said Jeff Betley. The next application period is underway to identify other areas of prime farmland to add an additional 250,000 acres to this program next year. Once an area is officially designated as Agricultural Enterprise Areas (AEA), it enables eligible farmers owning land within the AEA to enter into voluntary farmland preservation agreement with the state. This also allows landowners to receive tax credits in exchange for agreeing to keep their farm in agricultural use for at least fifteen years. Local communities may also use the AEAs help to promote the future viability of existing agricultural and agricultural-related land use. The town of Maple Grove in Shawano County is an area of exceptionally productive farms close to rapidly urbanizing neighbors. It is working closely with the Department of Agriculture, Trade Consumer Protection (DATCP), to use tools available through the working Lands Initiative. Official designation of the AEAs will take effect on January 1, 2011, after being ratified by the DATCP.

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- November 18, 2010

Strehl back in Antarctica

Submitted by Nick Strehl For those of you who joined Nick Strehl last year for his trip to the South Pole, and for the new folks, he is back for more. After spending a couple of days in Christchurch, New Zealand (and getting to ride out a 5.5 aftershock/earthquake), Strehl is currently at McMurdo Station waiting for a passable weather window so he can continue on his way to the Pole. McMurdo sits at 77 degrees 51 minutes S, 166 degrees 40 minutes east. It is a coastal station built on the bare volcanic rock of the Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island, the solid ground farthest south accessible by ship. The station is roughly 3,864 km (2,415 miles) south of Christchurch, New Zealand, and 1,360 km (850 miles) north of the South Pole. Its more or less a base station that supports the scientific efforts underway on the continent. Last season Strehl held the illustrious title of General Assistant. It was an incredible experience enabling him to participate in nearly every facet of the stations operations. He shoveled a ton of snow, but also served as a light mechanic, a surveyor, a member of the trauma team, a garbage man, helped in the kitchen, and assisted scientists with their equipment in the field. This tour will be for thirteen months and Strehl will be the stations Cryogenic Engineer and On Scene Commander for the Emergency Response Team. Cryogenics is the study and practice of science in extremely low temperature ranges. At these temperatures molecular movement almost stops causing weird things to happen. Strehl will be managing liquid Helium (-269 C; 445 F) and making liquid nitrogen (196 C; 321 F) to be used for all things science. The big telescope at the Pole has been erected there not only because there is no light pollution and the air is cleaner, but also to mitigate temperature induced distortion. An exaggerated example of this is trying to look at a something behind a hot grill. Liquid helium is used to further cool the telescope to lessen the effect. Strehls team also uses these cryogens (liquid helium and nitrogen) to launch weather balloons, preserve scientific samples, and make ice cream in less than a minute.

Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Meets

Last leads adult science class

Difference Maker Allison VanLannen plays bingo.

Woodhaven resident Helen plays virtual checkers on an Ipad with Difference Makers Brooke De Valk and Jim DeBoth.

Bablitch and Forsberg receive Eagle Scout rank


An Eagle Scout ceremony was held for Jacob Bablitch and Kyle Forsberg. Bablitchs Eagle project involved putting a bench on the Mountain Bay Trail. Forsbergs project involved remodeling the Student Council storage room at Pulaski High School. The Eagle rank is awarded to just one percent of Boy Scouts, and it is the highest rank achieved in scouting. A special congratulations goes to Bablitch and Forsberg on their accomplishments.

Submitted by Reilly Peterman, Club Reporter The Maple Grove Countryside 4-H Club met on October 14. Vice President Melissa Stiede called the meeting to order. The American pledge was led by Brock Gracyalny and the 4-H pledge was led by Jared Leidel. On September 11, Steven Aprill, Rachel Valeria, and Ashley Valeria helped with fair clean-up at the Shawano fairgrounds. The following members helped with the fall highway clean-up: Steven and Laura Aprill; Brock, Lucas, Kayla, and Taylor Gracyalny; Dalton, Mallory, and Dylan Ruechel; and Teagan and Destin Wernicke. Thank go to Jenny Gracyalny for leading this important community service project. Gary Aprill will be meeting with members who would like to put together their resume and portfolio to be considered for award trips on October 23. The 4-H Experience is set for October 24, at the Bonduel High School. Recognition of record books and other awards will be presented. Club Members again voted to donate food to families in need for Thanksgiving and also to donate Christmas gifts to children in need at Christmas. Election of new club officers took place, there are as follows: President Laura Aprill, Vice President Derek Leidel, Treasurer Shianna Gracyalny, Secretary Melissa Stiede, and Reporter Kayla Gracyalny. The next meeting will be November 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Pulaski.

Veness Acts In Proof

By Jake Pelegrin Lucas Veness, a Pulaski graduate, will be playing a character in David Auburns gripping drama Proof, which opened November 12 at Theatre on the Bay. Veness is currently a freshman at UW-Marinette.

Wisconsin Farmers grow communities by donations


Eagle Scouts are given Eagle pins to award to their parents and to a mentor. Kyle gave his mentor pin to Dan Jung.

By Heather Pautz Jill Last, a science teacher at Pulaski High School, has been teaching science for five years. Before pursuing her dream to be a science teacher, she was a National Weather Service meteorologist. About five years into her career, she found her passion in science education. From then on, she has been teaching science. This school year, she is teaching chemistry and earth science; in the previous years, she also taught Lab Science. Last has always had a love for science; she always tries to make her science classes at Pulaski High School a fun and educational environment. She has also put time and energy into the DataStream Earths Climate System course, which she is the leader of this year. In the past, she has been the mentor. The program is directed towards elementary school teachers, but it is open to k-12 teachers as well. Two different courses are available. Both courses run for 12 weeks. The first course started on August 30 and ends November 29. The second course will be starting on January 17, and it will end April 18. Each course looks into many topics, including the earths climate system, climate variability, societal interactions, and climate policy, along with the changes in the climate. If you have any questions, you may call Jill Last at (920) 822- 6882. Also feel free to look into course website, http://www. amestsoc.org/amsedu/ECS/home. html. Any interested teachers should contact her: enrollment for spring 2011 is full, but there are openings for fall 2011.

Jill Last

Joe Heller visits Citizens Bank

Joe Heller gives a presentation on cartoons for the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce Lunch N Learn series.

Jacob Bablitch and Kyle Forsberg stand with Senator Dave Hansen.

By Jack FitzGerald and Brett Janssen Joe Heller of the Green Bay Press Gazette presented some of his exceptionally creative cartoons and discussed his unique thought process at Citizens Bank on November 1. Guests were treated to a box lunch and learned about how Heller, a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist, puts together his cartoons. It was a great honor to have Heller speak to our community; he is a very successful cartoonist.

Rural communities are important to farmers. They give farmers a place to call home, a place to meet with friends for breakfast, a place to raise families. Now, Wisconsin farmers in 53 counties have the opportunity to win $2,500 awards for their favorite nonprofit organization. The awards are available through Monsanto Funds Americas Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program. The programs first two pilots provided nearly 500 farmers in 10 states with $2,500 awards to direct to their favorite nonprofit. That totals nearly $1.2 million invested since the first pilot program began in January. The program has now expanded to more than 1,200 counties across 38 states. The Americas Farmers Grow Communities program is intended to benefit non-profit community groups such as agricultural youth organizations, schools, and other

civic groups important to Americas farmers. Farmers can apply online at www.growcommunities.com, or they can call 1-877267-3332 to apply by phone. Farmers, age 21 and over, who are actively engaged in farming a minimum of 250 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, or 40 acres of open field vegetables, or at least 10 acres of tomatoes, peppers and/or cucumbers grown in protected culture are eligible. Farmers can enter now through December 31. The program is open to all qualifying farmers, and no purchase is necessary in order to enter or win. One winner will be drawn from each of the participating counties, and Monsanto Fund will announce winning farmers and recipient organizations by February 2011. Eligible counties in Wisconsin include: Brown, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano.

Pusick is Bee Keeper

Thursday, November 18, 2010


watching the hives, you will see a wasp or bumblebee wander into the hive, within seconds you will see the wasp or bumblebee come tumbling out, said Pusick.

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Care for animals during the winter

Gary Pusick stands, representing his hobby of beekeeping.

By Josh Sendra, Skyler Adamski, and Luke Zablocki Albert Einstein stated that if bees ceased to exist, man would be able to exist for only four years. Gary Pusick is a hobbyist bee keeper from Sobieski, Wisconsin. Pusick said, I chose bee keeping as a hobby because when I was young, my dad did it, and I was around the harvesting, sights, and smells of bee keeping. Pusick is the Vice President of the Brown County Beekeeping Association (BCBA). The BCBA runs several booths throughout the year. One of these booths is the

Einstein project, which teaches young kids about bees and what bees do inside their hive. The bees are very much affected by the weather. Last year was very dry, and we harvested about 300 pounds a month. While this year we harvested 300 pounds for all three months. said Pusick. The local wildlife doesnt bother the bees that much. Every once in a while, a skunk or bear will wonder up to the bee hive for food, but the bees are very defensive when it comes to protecting their hives. Once in a while, when

By Sam Schwartz and Matt Zey As winter approaches, so does the cold, wind, rain, slush, and, of course, the snow. Many people own pets such as cats, dogs, and horses which all require special attention during these winter months due to the changing conditions. First off, all animals require shelter, especially during winter. Throughout winter, it is a smart idea to keep dogs indoors if possible. If not, dog houses are simple solutions that give shelter for any dog. If a dog must stay outside during the winter, shelters should allow enough room for the dog to stand up and turn around in, yet be small enough to allow the dog to still retain body heat. Cats also should be kept indoors year round because they are simply too small and require much more care than a dog might need. Horses pose a minor problem because they are outdoor animals, yet they still require much specific care during winter. All horses should be held in a barn with outside accessibility. Horses should be safely secured in the barn unless let out by the owner to make sure that the horses are not spending too much time outside in the cold weather. Muddy water often affects horses greatly because horses can develop a disease known as crippling foot disease, which can be beginning of arthritis. Therefore, horses should be allowed outside for a certain time each day, but should not exceed an overwhelming time limit in order to keep the horse free of this disease. Other than these specifications, animals require much of the same care, such as food and water. Outdoor animals may require more food during winter to help produce body heat, while indoor animals are the opposite. This winter, keep your pet happy and healthy by following these few simple measures.

Residents attend the DNRs Snowmobile Safety Training at Chase Town Hall. DNR Warden Jeremy Cords talks to the group about the importance of safety while snowmobiling.

Snowmobile safety training held in Chase


There were 33 students and 12 parents attending the DNRs Snowmobile Safety Training at Chase Town Hall. DNR Warden Jeremy Cords attended the meeting on October 26. Warden Cords indicated the DNRs purpose is to reduce the potential for accidents. The DNR is charged with the duty to help prevent accidents and injury to the public, and to protect the sport. He indicated we must respect the landowners and get involved in a snowmobile club. Clubs are set up to help maintain the trails, and riders must rely on the trail system as it is there for protection. The three contributing factors to accidents are alcohol, speed and nighttime operation. He indicated there had been a noticeable reduction in the fatalities with the setting of the 55 mph speed limit in 2007. The fatalities were as high as 38 per season in some previous years. There were 21 fatalities for the 2009-2010 seasons (with 224,539 snowmobiles being registered and 8,985 certified students). The fatalities had contributing factors of 72 percent alcohol related, 72 percent speed related, and 60 percent during darkness. His tip for everyone is - do not overdrive your lights during nighttime operation (meaning driving faster than your lights show), as your reaction time is limited due to the darkness. Special thanks to Warden

Cords and also to all the teachers: John Belshner, Tom Gwidt, Jerry Hintz, Curt Hintz, Larry and Lisa Sendra, and Tammi Benning. They volunteer their time and are members of Krakow High Noon Riders Snowmobile Club. The Krakow High Noon Riders maintain and groom over 28 miles of trails in the Pulaski area. The club has also done community projects, such as purchasing an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) for the area rescue squad. They are always welcoming new members and hold their meeting the third Monday of the month at various areas throughout the trail system. If you are interested in further information or joining the club, please call Shirley at (920) 848-8128. The next training session is scheduled in December. Unfortunately, it has reached capacity registration already. Enjoy the season and sled safely!

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Community Announcements
BOOYAH BENEFIT FOR BRIAN JAROSINSKI THURS. NOV. 18 11 6 PM. FRI. NOV. 19, 11 TILL ?. PULASKI FIRE STATION. HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES SATURDAY, NOV. 20. 9 am 4 pm. $20. Six homes located in Thornberry Creek Estates. Fundraiser for Holy Family School. Purchase tickets at: Taylor Creek, Petal Pushers, Budsn Bloom, Burst, TrulyYours Design, Dcor Twigs, Silk Scapes. HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE Pulaski High School Sunday, November 28th. 9 am. 3 pm. Donation for admission. Pictures and lunch with Santa. $4. Call 920-562-6194 for more info. Hosted by Tri-County Optimist. PULASKI LIONS CLUB meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Legion Hall located at 135 N. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. There is a 6 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meal followed by the meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 619-7762 for more information. AMVETS POST 160 OF ANGELICA/PULASKI meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pulaski. We welcome all veterans from all E. R. A.s. Delicious lunch served after each meeting. For more information: 822-5933. POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY KRAKOW POST 178 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. New members are always welcome. Call 865-7617 for information. WELCOME HOSTESS: The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119. JR. AUXILIARY UNIT 337 meets every first Monday of the month from 5:00 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall; 135 N. St. Augustine St. Girls ages birth to 18 years are welcome to join whose family members have served in the military forces. For membership information: call Dorothy at 822-5485 or Joan at 855-6486. CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED for local distribution through New Life Community Church. New or clean gently used clothes can be brought to the church office at 450 E. Cedar St., Pulaski (next to Subway) or call 822-7117. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM at 129 W. Pulaski St., Pulaski will be open by appointment during the fall and winter months by calling Marian at 822-5856 or Pat at 865-7875. We encourage individuals and groups to tour the museum during this Pulaski Centennial Year. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: pulaskichamber.org THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce. The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. If you can help the pantry with these items, or any other food items, please call 822-6050. The pantry appreciates your willingness to help feed the hungry. for reservations. MOVIE MONDAY on December 13 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching the The Santa Claus. Show start at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided. CARDS 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 8228100. 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 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 8228100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays November 23 and December 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 8228100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 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 at 9:00 a.m. No sewing on Friday, November 19. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR November 19-December 3. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. 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, November 19--Thanksgiving Dinner Monday, November 22 BBQ Baked Chicken Tuesday, November 23 Cream of Potato Soup, Tuna Salad on Whole Wheat Wednesday, November 24 --Pork Chop Suey Thursday, November 25 CLOSED Friday, November 26 CLOSED Monday, November 29 Salisbury Steak Tuesday, November 30 --Lasagna Wednesday, December 1 Chicken a la King Thursday, December 2 --Tomato Vegetable Soup, Turkey on Whole Wheat Friday, December 3 --- Meatloaf

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- November 18, 2010

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THE SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED on Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26 to celebrate Thanksgiving. There will be no activities, site meals or home delivered meals on those days. CHRISTMAS SINGALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. We will be singing Christmas Carols. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS PARTY at American Legion Hall on Wednesday, December 15. Social at 4:30 p.m. and pot luck supper at 5:00 p.m. Reservations will be taken starting after November 29 at 822-8100. Everyone is welcome. ENERGY ASSISTANCE at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays Dec. 6 and Jan. 10. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for an appointment. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, December 8, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light super will be served. Decembers book is The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. Books available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. TOUR OF LIGHTS on Thursday, December 9. Leaving from Pulaski Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. to see the lights in Green Bay. Cider and cookies when we return to Pulaski. Cost: $3.00. Call 822-8100

Submitted by Chief of Police Randal Dunford Reports Generated: October 18 October 25, 2010 10/18/2010 12:33 am - Noise Complaint - S. St. Augustine St. 10/18/2010 9:10 am Fraud Colonial Courts 10/18/2010 3:42 pm - Child Custody Lincoln St. 10/19/2010 12:27 am - Traffic Citation - E. Glenbrook Dr. 10/19/2010 8:00 am - Theft All Other Pulaski High School 10/19/2010 11:12 am - Sex Offense Pulaski High School 10/19/2010 9:27 pm - Reckless Driving - S. Wisconsin St. 10/20/2010 7:38 am - Traffic Warning 10/20/2010 12:30 pm - Drug Sale Pulaski High School 10/20/2010 2:44 pm - Assist EMS Highview Rd. 10/20/2010 9:58 pm - Traffic Citation - E. Pulaski St. 10/20/2010 10:22 pm - Traffic Citation - S. St. Augustine St. 10/21/2010 8:51 am - Traffic Warning Flora St. 10/21/2010 12:08 pm - Traffic Warning James Ct. 10/21/2010 12:10 pm - Animal Complaint Rosemary Dr. 10/21/2010 3:09 pm - Traffic Warning James Ct. 10/21/2010 3:15 pm - Assist Motorist Crest Dr. 10/21/2010 6:30 pm - Gas Drive Off Pulaski Food & Gas 10/21/2010 8:30 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation - S. St. Augustine St. 10/21/2010 10:30 pm - Infor-

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mationgeneral Karcz Dr. 10/21/2010 11:07 pm - Vehicle Equipment Violation - S. Wisconsin St. 10/21/2010 11:12 pm - Reckless Driving Anthony Ln. 10/22/2010 10:13 am - Alarm Business MCL Industries 10/22/2010 12:00 pm - Assist Law Enforcement Agency Pulaski High School . 10/22/2010 5:34 pm - Assist Shawano County Sheriff - STH 29 HWY 10/22/2010 8:05 pm - Informationgeneral Helen St. 10/23/2010 1:25 am - Suspicious Person/Activity - E. Cedar St. . 10/23/2010 3:33 pm - Lockout Vehicles Assumption BVM Church 10/23/2010 4:57 pm - Assist Citizen Helen St. 10/23/2010 11:55 pm - Traffic Citation Blue Heron Dr. 10/24/2010 - Traffic Warning Pulaski Shell Station 10/24/2010 12:15 am - Suspicious Vehicle - S. Wisconsin St. 10/24/2010 11:55 am - Assist Law Enforcement Agency - S+L Motors 10/24/2010 2:02 pm - Traffic Warning Flora St. 10/24/2010 5:25 pm - Assist EMS - E. Green Bay St. 10/24/2010 10:42 pm - Animal Complaint Rosemary Dr. 10/25/2010 3:35 am - Suspicious Person/Activity Williams St. 10/25/2010 10:00 am - Animal at Large James Ct. 10/25/2010 1:45 pm - Emergency Detention Pulaski High School 10/25/2010 2:55 pm - Traffic Accident Rosemary Dr. 10/25/2010 3:44 pm Fingerprinting Pulaski Police Department 10/25/2010 7:01 pm - Vehicle Lock Out - S. Wisconsin St.

School Updates

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Peggy Linzmeier talked to second graders at Assumption BVM about the parts of plants, plant parts that we eat, and the health benefits of eating plants.

By Ryan Dummer Sometimes we all need a special event to get us into the Christmas spirit. The Madrigal Dinner is a perfect way to transition into the holiday spirit. The traditional Medieval Madrigal Dinner celebrations in the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries had a group of people feast, while being entertained by musicians, jesters, and poets. The Pulaski High School version is no different. Youll be able to enter the castle 15 minutes prior to the start of the show, where you will be escorted to your table, and also where your dinner will be brought to you course-by-course. The entre is your choice of either roast beef or roast boar (ham), and the side dishes are wild rice and vegetables. For dessert, figgy pudding from Smurawas will be served. The meals are very

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filling and delicious. Each course will be accompanied by a trumpet fanfare and a song. Throughout your entire meal, you can watch all kinds of music and drama performances. The drama is based on the Tale of the Wife of Bath. This story answers the question, What do women really want? It will definitely make you laugh, and the festive music will bring you into the Christmas spirit. The Madrigal Dinner will last roughly an hour and a half. It takes place in the PHS commons on December 3, 4, and 5. The show times are 6 p.m. on December 3 and 4, and 5 p.m. on December 5. Tickets are $10 for those under 6 years old, and theyre $20 for age 6 and up. Please order tickets by November 24 by calling (920) 865-7028 or (920) 360-3630. You can also order tickets by e-mail at kat_7028@hotmail.com. You wont want to miss this great Christmas celebration!

Joshua Hames

Hames accepted into School of Education


By Kelsey Lang Joshua Hames, a 2009 graduate of Pulaski High School, was accepted into UW-Stevens Point School of Education on October 13. He is the son of Gary and Connie Hames of Sobieski. Hames is majoring in Secondary Education with a minor in Biology. He was also accepted into the National Society of Leadership and Success. The requirements for this society include maintaining a 3.0 GPA and attending leadership training days. In addition to his excellent academics, he dedicates himself to the UWSP Rugby Football Club.

FFA hosts bonfire


On October 4, the Pulaski FFA held their annual hayride and bonfire meeting. The bonfire was held at Siolkas Lone Pine dairy farm. The FFA had the meeting at the high school, and then members were transported by three hay wagons to Siolkas farm. When the kids arrived, they were greeted by fireworks and a roaring fire. The kids enjoyed
Four ABVM fifth grade students work hard on a puzzle, which teaches the 50 United States.

hot dogs, chips, soda, and Gatorade. Desserts were made by Barb Siolka. The FFA members talked, ate, and had fun. A special thanks to Dan Prevost, Joe Stender, Wayne Diedrick, Tom Kuczer, Frank Siolka, John Siolka, Andrew Siolka, Chad Siolka, and Barb Siolka for their contributions.

ABVM fifth grade learns fabulously


By Samantha Brabender and Brooke Lauritzen While preparing for middle school, the fifth grade Assumption BVM students are currently focusing on learning about the United States and ecosystems. With Nikki Lemkes creative and innovative thinking, students use fun tools, such as puzzles and colorful flashcards, to help them in memorizing state capitals and their locations. I like how we get to have fun while still learning, said one student, Logan. Also, the fifth graders are focusing on different ecosystems and how they interact with our environment. The students cut

plastic soda bottles to create an aquatic ecosystem on the bottom and a terrestrial ecosystem on top. The aquatic ecosystems held snails and guppies, along with seaweed. In the terrestrial ecosystems, there were isopods, crickets, and a potato for a food source. Im so excited to take home the snails once we are done, said another student, Maddy. In three separate ecosystem sets, the students used vinegar, salt, and fertilizer as pollutants. We learned how our actions can affect the earth in real life, said another student, Jacob. The students now know that even the little things affect the environment.

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October 19, 2010 Ripley Performing Arts Center - 6 P.M. Official Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING


October 6, 2010 Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 p.m. Official Minutes CALL TO ORDER Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Cindy Hendricks, and Donsia Strong Hill Board members absent: Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel, Erik Olson, Jerad Marsh, Chris Dahlke, Amy Uelmen and John Matczak Guests attending: Pete Liss, Michelle Prestine, Jane Hinderman, Lori Krumrei, Donna Severson, Beth Babik, Marcee Gohr, Tracy Sundstrom, Teresa Wargo, Carol Witthuhn, Amy McKeefry, and Staci Karcz CITIZENS FORUM None DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- Nov 13 there is a WASB conference in the Dells. Nov 4-5 a WSPRA conference. If you would like to go to either of these please let Trudy Wied know. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT there are negotiations with the PBDA tomorrow night at 5:30. Dr. Lightner attended the Common Core Standard meeting on Monday night and that it was good and a lot of information about the national standards that are coming out soon. Dr. Lightner has met with three stakeholder groups, Fairview, Glenbrook and the pool about some possible improvements that the district is looking at. 3.PAY BILLS Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES Rasmussen moved, Denzer seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on September 15, 2010 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT RESIGNATIONS Name Reason Position Location Sandra Kapalin Retirement Grade 6 Teacher PCMS McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve resignations as presented. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. PULASKI COMMUNITY MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMMING - Pat Fullerton shared with the Board that they are looking at the elective classes and how to make better/more options for the students. AUGUST BUDGET REPORT Pam Kercheval shared how we did in August on the budget OUT OF STATE FIELD TRIPS Tabled and will be put on the next board agenda 2010 SEPTEMBER THIRD FRIDAY COUNT AND OPEN ENROLLMENT NUMBERS we have declining enrollment and more kids open enrolling out than in. Dr. Lightner will look into survey the families that open enroll out to find out why they are going else where POLICY REVIEW SECTIONS 0000 BY LAWS, 1000 ADMINISTRATION, 2000 PROGRAMS The board discussed the NEOLA policies and reviewed section 0000 and will review the other sections at a latter meeting. ARTICLE REVIEW The articles A Call to Action for Public Schools, How to Recruit Better Teachers and Not a Teacher? Not a Problem were discussed. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(c&e) to discuss teacher performance matter, leave of absence, teacher contract and PBDA grievances. OPEN SESSION Wernicke moved, Rasmussen seconded, to reconvene into open session. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. TEACHER CONTRACT CONTRACTS Name Reason Position Location Step/Lane Placement 2010-11 Salary Schedule Heather King New Position Grade 2 TeacherSunnyside BA Step 3 $16,144.50 (Limited-term, .50 FTE) Townsend moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve the contract as presented. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. BOARD DEVELOPMENT ADJOURNMENT Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 P.M. 7 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.
Submitted by Trudy Wied Secretary to the Board of Education

CALL TO ORDER Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Trina Townsend, Donsia Strong Hill Board members absent: Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen and Cindy Hendricks Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Mary King, Darlene Godfrey, Lisa Misco, Dan Slowey, Mary Connolly, Pam Engel and Chris Dahlke Guests attending: Michelle Graf, Tom Busch, Tracey Szymanski, Alan Wood, Katie Titler, Jackie Coenen, Diana Ewald, Maureen Marohnic, Joan Brylski, Deb Schneider, Joanne Hagedorn, Marcee Gohr, Chris Wendorf, Patrick Doherty, Kathy Proctor, Jennifer Steichen, Teresa Wargo, Donna Severson. Dr. Mel Lightner shared that Butch Reimer, Director of Facilities passed away Tuesday evening October 19th. CITIZENS FORUM Michelle Graf at what point is class size too big that we need to get another teacher? Her son has 32 students in math class. 85 kids in 5th grade and only 3 teachers, last year there were same amount of students and 4 teachers. We want our kids to be successful; can they do it with such high numbers in the class? Michelle is also concerned about test scores Jennifer Steichen concerns about space and size of classroom for the amount of students Maureen Marohnic so many kids in class that they are not all getting their questions answers Mary Connolly Wanted to thank Trina Townsend and the Board for their on reading night. DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES REPORT Michael Schreder gave an update on what is happing at the high school. BOARD REPORT- None SUPERINTENDENT REPORT an open enrollment survey was sent out on Monday, that data will be brought to a future board meeting. World Language Task Force is in place and the first meeting will be on November 22. 4.PAY BILLS McKeefry moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. MINUTES Denzer moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on October 6, 2010 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 6. PERSONNEL REPORT None OUT OF STATE FILED TRIPS Denzer moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve the Euro Travel Club Trip for June of 2011. Note made that the board encourages the sponsors to make known some fundraising idea to students so every student has the opportunity to go. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. McKeefry moved, Strong Hill seconded to approve the Spanish Club trip to Costa Rica the summer of 2010 Note made that the board encourages the sponsors to make known some fundraising idea to students so every student has the opportunity to go. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried Strong Hill moved, McKeefry seconded to approve the band students trip to Winona State University on November 5, 2010. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried Denzer moved, Strong Hill seconded, to approve the Band trip to Southern California in December 2011 Note made that the board encourages the sponsors to make known some fundraising idea to students so every student has the opportunity to go. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. WASB CONVENTION Please let Trudy Wied know by the end of October if you would like to attend the conference an need a hotel room. SEPTEMBER BUDGET REPORT Pam Kercheval presented how we did on the September budget. TAX LEVY AND 2010-11 BUDGET McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to approve the 2010-2011 Budget and Certify the Tax Levy. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(a & c) to discuss employee discipline matter. OPEN SESSION McKeefry moved, Strong Hill seconded, to reconvene into open session. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT McKeefry moved, Denzer seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 P.M. 4 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried.

Submitted by Trudy Wied Secretary to the Board of Education

Toys for Kids kicks off


By Krista Neerdaels Its time once again for the FCCLA Toys for Kids drive. FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) will be collecting and wrapping toys to brighten the holiday season for area families in need. FCCLA anticipates many children to be signed up this year that will be in need of gifts. If you are interested in making a donation, please drop off unwrapped gifts or monetary donations at Pulaski High School by December 3, making all checks payable to PHS FCCLA. Also, any donated gift cards will be used to purchase gifts for the children. FCCLA, the Pulaski Community Food Pantry, and the Lions Club would like to thank you in advance for your donations to help make it a happier holiday for our community families. If you have any questions, please call Liz Moehr at (920) 822-6833.

Frightful fun happens at Assumption B.V.M.


By Brooke Lauritzen and Samantha Brabender The Halloween season brings exciting things for the kindergarten class at Assumption B.V.M. Elementary School. Kindergarten teacher Amanda Treml surprised her students one day with a huge bat cave consuming a corner of her classroom. Within their cave, Treml read bat and Halloween books, including Stellaluna and Bats Big Game, to her students. Through Bats Big Game, they learned selflessness and how to be a team player. Also in the cave, the kindergarteners use bat magnets to match lower and uppercase letters. During nap time, a student is chosen to sleep in the bat cave with a friend. After the Halloween season, Assumption B.V.M. kindergarteners will be starting a fun dinosaur unit.

Sundstrom recognized Pulaskis got band Dahms named and choir talent Academic Student
By Laura Szela In the month of October, Laura Dahms was selected as the Academic Student of the Month at Pulaski High School. Dahms was chosen because of her wonderful academic talents. Mike and Vonda Dahms are the proud parents of Laura Dahms. Dahms enjoys life and hanging out with her friends while still maintaining her GPA, passing AP exams, and achieving good grades. Dahms has participated in many extracurricular activities throughout her high school career. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Pulaski News, the Vice President for Environmental Club, one of the Board of Directors for Leo Club, a member of Diversity Club, a member of the Cross Country team, and has been involved in Drama activities for three years. Outside of school, Dahms enjoys running, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family. In the future, Dahms plans to major in chemistry and then go on to medical school. Reflecting back on her high school career, Dahms said, I would have worked harder at school my freshman and sophomore year and not have gotten involved with too many activities because it became hard to balance everything. With receiving this honor, Dahms said, I am very excited to be Academic Student of the Month. Im very proud of the work I have done, and its good to be recognized. By Laura Szela and Morgan Prentice This October, a senior, Bryan Sundstrom, was named student of the month for his exceptional attitude. Sundstroms proud parents are Tom and Tracy Sundstrom. Sundstroms major accomplishments are being a nominee for Badger Boy, holding excellent grades, and being on the Honor Roll. Sundstrom is involved in numerous Extracurricular Activities. He is a three-sport athlete, involved in football, swimming, and baseball. He is also involved in the National Honors Society, and he is an officer for Spanish Club. Some of Sundstroms hobbies outside of school are hunting, other sports, playing the guitar, and also playing the trumpet. Sundstrom has enlisted in the United States Air Force and plans to join the special operations as a Para-rescueman. If Sundstrom could change anything about his high school
career he says he would slow it down and enjoy every moment because time went by so fast. Excited about receiving this award, Sundstrom says, I feel privileged to be recognized as the student of the month. It truly is a great honor, and I am proud to accept it. There was definitely a new kind of music ringing through the auditorium at Pulaski High School on October 22. The first thing that the audience heard was the sweet sound of the Community Band. Many young people have the opportunity to view the talents of their teachers, parents, grandparents, or neighbors through the Community Band. The Community Jazz Band also played; one of their songs featured vocals by John Wesley Wright, the guest artist for the night. Wright had been at the high school and the middle school for the past week, working with new music with the many different choirs. His main focus was diversity in music, and to let the cultural meanings of the song penetrate into the presentation of the piece. From their performance, it was obvious that the choirs embraced his method because each

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choir sang with energy and enthusiasm. At the end of the concert, all choirs joined together to sing a medley of spirituals, featuring Chelsey DeGrave, Rachel Gullickson, and Cassie Alfheim as soloists. The song needed a whole lot of soul and emotion to bring the words to life, and thats exactly the kind of performance the soloists and the choirs gave. Huge applause from the audience signified how much everyone loves good music and performances that come from the heart. Guest artist John Wesley Wright was enjoyed by all in the audience, as well as those that sang and played instruments. Congratulations to Wright, the choir directors, choir students, Community Band directors, and the Community Band members for once again showcasing Pulaskis musical talents.

Bryan Sundstrom

John Wresley Wright spent a week with the middle school and high school choir members. At a concert on October 22, the students had the opportunity to showcase what they learned with Wright. Wright is shown here with middle school choir students, energetically showing the audience the power of diverse music.

Fourth grade teacher Michelle Nick nominated one of her students, Elizabeth Santos, for the Hillcrest Optimist of the Month award. Nick said, Elizabeth is a hard worker and always makes the right choices. She is a very kind person. The second winner of the Optimism award is Seth Bertschy, a fourth grade student in Tricia Pauls homeroom. She stated that Seth is new to the school this year and has done a great job adjusting to all of the change that comes with a move. He is a hard worker and is willing to help others too. His smile lights up the room. She is very happy Seth is part of her fourth grade class.

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Laura Dahms John Wresley Wright sang a jazz tune to the sweet music of the Community Jazz Band at the October 22 concert.

Elijah Bloch, a Pulaski 2010 graduate, shot this eight point buck while bow-hunting.

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Butch Reimer Memorial Scholarship Fund


Inspired by the announcement that Dehmlow family and its Max Muscle store (Woodbury, Minnesota) would be establishing an annual scholarship to be awarded in Butch Reimers name to student athletes in the Twin City area, the Reimer Family and I have decided to begin a similar scholarship fund in the Pulaski area. Each year, the Butch Reimer Memorial Scholarship Fund will award funds to worthy students based on their future academic and athletic pursuits. Butch spent over 20 years in the Green Bay area participating at the highest levels in soccer, fast pitch softball, and Nordic skiing, as well as coaching both young men and women at Pulaski High School and the University of WisconsinGreen Bay. His passion for working with young adults and seeing them reach lofty goals was the genesis for starting this scholarship fund. Thus, even after his death, Butch will continue assisting young men and women in reaching their education and athletic goals. Donations to this tax deductible fund are welcomed and can be made by sending checks to: The Butch Reimer Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Jed DeYoung N2390 S Miner Dr. Waupaca, WI 54981 Should there be questions, you can write to Jed DeYoung at jeddeyoung@charter.net or call (585) 771-7336. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your outstanding prayers and support. ~Jill DeYoung Reimer

Butch stands alongside two of his UWGB cross This is a great mecountry skiers with son Jake and daughter morial for a speHannah at the NCAA cross country ski finals. cial man. Butch, Greg Derricks, and Knowing Butch the way Jodie Walker at the I did and the way the soccer district golf outteams did was a privilege. He ing a couple years was a caring and honest coach. Some of the most memorable ago.
times I had with Butch were the times when he expressed his honesty. He showed this in multiple ways. First, he always did what he said he was going to do. For example, at practice he told us we were running 20 full-field sprints, when in years past we only had done 10 at the most. He was honest, and we ran all 20, and he encouraged us and picked everyone up on every sprint. Another way Butch was honest was in his halftime speeches during our games. One very memorable and influential speech he gave was during our game against Waupaca. The speech was spoken honestly and to the point. He had said things I never heard a coach say before, such as, Quit being pansies out there, and, You guys look like a bunch of sissies going for the ball! This speech was so memorable because Waupaca was beating us in the first half, but after his speech, we were a completely different team, and we came back to tie them. I remember Butch being so proud of his team that game. Butch was the kind of coach that was always caring. He cared so much about making every player that he had the chance to coach become a better athlete. He always told us good job and gave good advice to us when we came off the field. The memories I have of Butch are all positive, and he was a great coach and person that will be greatly missed. ~Tyler Smith, senior

Butch stands with his Pulaski High School Soccer team. Butch and his wife Jill were married in 1981 at St. John the Evangelist.

Butchs 11 and under girls Howard Hurricanes soccer team

Butch drove the front end loader through the middle school, working on one of his many projects for the district. Butch stands with his Pulaski Youth Soccer team.

Butch poses with his UWGB womens fast Butch poses with his PYO basketball pitch softball team. team.

Butch congratulates his son Jake at a soccer tournament.

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Memories never fade...


Butch, wife Jill, son Jake, and daughter Hannah attended Jakes college football game at Northern Michigan University.
Butch had a long and distinguished career with the Pulaski Community School District. He positively touched many lives. It was an honor and privilege for me to work with him the last few years. He was one of those special people who tried to make a positive difference everyday in the lives of others, including our children. He is greatly missed. ~Dr. Mel Lightner I feel honored to say that Butch Reimer has coached me during my high school soccer career. He was always in happy spirits and always making people laugh. Butch had such a loving heart and wanted to do everything he could to help others. Butch himself was a very hard worker; he wanted to make sure he was in the best shape possible and improve himself. Everyday as I was coming home from work, I saw him running, which shows his dedication because even through his sickness, he continued to exercise and better himself. As our soccer coach, Butch improved us as soccer players and enjoyed every minute of it. He motivated us to give everything our all, no matter the situation. Practices with Butch were both hard working and fun. At the end of one of our practices, Butch had us run full-field sprints, and when all of us were getting tired, Butch was the one encouraging us to keep going. He never liked to see anyone give up, and he would make sure he would push us to excel. After several sprints, Butch stopped us and decided to make our conditioning a little exciting. He said if we could beat him in a speed walking race, we could be done with our sprints. We were all up for the challenge and lined up on the end line. As Coach Sarosiek said go, Butch bolted off the end line with extreme speed; he obviously had done this before! Butchs tiny hips and skinny, long legs were moving so quickly. It looked like they werent even attached to his body! Dying of laughter, none of us could finish the race, and we all stopped to watch Butch scurry across the finish line. As he turned around after his victory, he had the biggest smile on his face and couldnt help but to laugh at all of us giggling at him. I vividly remember that enormous grin on his because that alone showed what a happy and joyful life he lived. Butch shared his kindness and loving heart with everyone he knew. He touched so many lives including mine, and he will be deeply missed. Not only did he bring us together as a team, but he brought us together as a family, and this year we will be brought even closer together, always keeping Butch in our minds and on the sidelines cheering us on at every game. ~Morgan Prentice, Senior Captain of the Pulaski High School Girls Soccer team Butch had his fingers in so many projects in our school district; it was amazing that he could keep track of all the things that he was working on at each site. Sometimes he was like Radar on MASH, showing up before we called him to solve some sort of emergency, and then quietly slipping away again when he had given everyone their job to do in the crisis. He was always looking for a way to make the school cleaner and updated. Whenever I could squeeze a few extra dollars out of the building budget, I would ask him to buy more trees or foundation plantings to make my school look better. He was like a kid in a candy shop when he went to Tillemans to get trees or flowers, and he found a way to be on site when they went into the ground, just to be sure they were in the perfect spot. We often teased him that hed have Black-eyed Susans flowering everywhere if we let him! When I look around the district, I see Butchs guiding hand in so many places, and I know that his mark on our district was a very positive one, indeed! ~Mary King I never realized the impact Butch Reimer made on my life until it was too late to thank him. This was the first year I really saw Butch around school, and every time I passed he would always stop and talk, even though he probably had a million more important things to do. He was one of the most selfless people Ive ever met. On the exterior and especially at practice, Butch always acted like a strict drill sergeant, but on the inside he was one of the nicest guys. During the halftime of our Bayport soccer game, we were down two goals, and while talking to Coach Sarosiek, they decided we needed motivation. Alright lets play good cop, bad cop. Ill take bad cop, Butch said. He then went on to yell so loud that parents in the stands could hear. The great thing was that it only lasted about thirty seconds before Butch couldnt keep his strict face on and began smiling and stuttering profusely. I wasnt too hard on them was I, Butch asked me after the huddle. Butch was all about letting us learn on our own, he wanted us to realize our mistakes and how we can make ourselves better. No matter how many goals we were down, Butch was always giving positive encouragement. He loved his defense. Another great thing about Butch was that he was the best listener. Whether we had issues with school, boys, or other sports he always knew the right thing to say. Walking around school and especially this next soccer season will be so more difficult without him; Butch has touched so many lives and will always be in our hearts. ~Samantha Brabender, senior. One of my many memories of Butch is the big game against Notre Dame. During this game, I was getting very irritated because things werent going the way I wanted. I was missing shots, falling off sides, and getting tackled a lot, but after every shot I missed or mistake I made, Butch was on the side lines clapping and saying, Youll get it next time! The game continued and so did Butchs encouragement. With minutes left in the game, my time game: I got the ball, looked up at the goal, and took the shot. The ball soared in with help from the goalie. The game ended with a Pulaski victory of 2-1, and I have never seen Butch happier. He gave me a hug and with a huge smile on his face, he said, I told you youd get it! Through his motivational speeches at halftime and his actions on the sidelines, Butchs encouragement to the team pushed us all to do our best even when things werent going our way. We did so well this year, not only because we came together as a team, but we came together as a family, with one goal: play in honor of Butch, and he couldnt be happier. ~Drew Smith, Senior Captain of Pulaski High School Boys Varsity Soccer team Emptiness We now know how important you were in our lives because we now feel that emptiness left behind. You will always be missed. ~Beth Babik The Pulaski High School Softball Team appreciates the time and expertise Butch offered to the pitchers in our youth programs. ~Billi Jo Vertz During our game against Waupaca, we werent playing up to our potential, but Butch was still there encouraging us to not give up. He knew that we could play so much better than what we were showing everyone, so he never failed to show us his support. At halftime, he decided to switch things up a bit; instead of giving us his traditional motivational speech, he flat out called us pansies and told us to step it up. Sure enough, we showed our talent and came together as a team in the second half. With the help of Butch, we played amazing and pulled through, winning 2-1. ~Brandon Buhr, sophomore For many of us, Butch was much more than a coachhe was our friend, but much more than that, he was an inspiration. Butch always kept us as athletes in the positive. I am so very grateful that I had the opportunity to be coached by Butch. Every practice or game, he continually gave us his support, and he let us know that he believed in us. He always pushed us to our highest potential and told us to never give up. Not only did Butch instill in all of us the faith to never give up, but he also blessed us with his sense of humor and generous heart. I respected Butch greatly, and I always knew that if I ever needed guidance he was always there to listen. He was the type of person who always wanted the best for everyone. I know for myself, and many others, we are so grateful to have had the time with Butch, to hear his wisdom and his kind words. Butch was so many things to all of us: a boss, a coach, an inspiration, but most of all a friend. Words cant describe how much Butch will be missed, but one thing that cant be taken away is all that he has taught us, and all the memories we cherish with him. ~Leah Andreini, Class of 2010 Our students with disabilities and a functional instructional space for our student with disabilities were a high priority for Butch. Two years ago the Pulaski Community School District received federal stimulus money for special education programming. When we received this money and had decided to update the classrooms for our students with cognitive and physical disabilities, Butch put in countless hours, first for planning out the physical space of the rooms, then ordering the materials, and lining up the contractors. The results of his hard work are three gorgeous facilities, in which our students can learn the life and academic skills that will help them to be more independent today and into the future. In the few years that we worked together, I asked Butch and his staff to take down walls, put up walls, put in doors, and take out doors too many times to count. He would always laugh at me and then do it because he knew that it was what would help children to be most successful. Ill miss him dearly. ~Lisa Misco Last year for the Madrigal dinners, I asked Mr. Matczak if we could light the Figgy pudding for effect at the dinners. Before I could even elaborate, he relayed to me that a night or two previous, at the NHS induction they had lit candles on the stage, and when Butch found out about it, he was quite upset. He explained I could ask Butch, but I should be prepared for a strong No. With all the optimism of a first-year teacher, I approached Butch on the subject. I said, Butch, a glass bowl, wet soggy dough in it, carried over a tiled floor, alcohol poured over the dough, lit, lasting only as long as the alcohol does. Can we do that? He looked hard at me for a full ten seconds and then said,Yeah, I guess. I knew that in those ten seconds, he had run every possibility that all his years of experience could create. I also knew we were safe doing that, and I was relaxed thanks to his thought patterns. A week later I was walking down the hall and Butch was coming from the other direction with a co-worker. Just loud enough for me to hear he told the co-worker, Quick turn left. Its the choir teacher. Who knows what shell ask next! Then he laughed and smiled in my direction, and the bond was formed. This year, thanks to Butch, the Figgy pudding will be lit, and I will miss a great man. ~Kathleen Bader

It is not how many years we live, but what we do with them. By Evangeline Booth.
I dont even recall the first time I met Butch Reimer. It just seemed he was always here in the school district. He was part and parcel of the places and the people in the district, sometimes whether he (or we) knew it or not. He was a big part of the referendum building projects in 1999; it seemed he could be counted on to know everything. He was a great athlete, sportsman, and coach. He was so very good at working with kids, whether they were the student athletes or the workers in the summer. As a PHS parent, I was so impressed with how he worked with the student athletes on his teams; he brought out the best because he always looked for the best, expected their best. My son was privileged to have Butch as a coach for one year on a JV team, and Butch made such a positive impression on my son and family over the course of that year. Butch was a great family man. It was always apparent how much his kids and family meant to him! He was so proud of his kids. He could also be counted on to ask others how their families were doing. Working in the old high school, the new high school, and then at Lannoye, Butch was always the go to person, and it was a privilege to be able to work with him. Like so many others, I still expect Butch to be walking around the corner, or down a hallway, with that great smile. We can all bring a bit of Butch with us through our lives if we live life the fullest, just like he did. ~Pam Engel

Butch is shown here being a good sport as Jodie Walkers Bret Michaels, bandana and all, for the Rock of Love golf tour as they named themselves.

Good-bye, Butch!

On October 27, we sadly hosted what will now become the annual Butch Reimer Scholarship Chili Cook Off. To celebrate Butchs life, and to now begin to pay it forward, nearly 200 people supported the cause with a $10 donation. Those who attended were able to sample six different chili recipes and vote on their top choice. The meal also included a dessert bar, a beverage, all the chili condiments, bread sticks, nachos, and a worldrenowned chili con queso dipping sauce. With all the meal items donated, we were able to raise over $2,000. This will be forwarded to a scholarship fund in Butchs name. Here are the voting results: first place was the Pulaski Community Pool; second place were the Hecks; third place were the Lightners. In the coming years we would like this event to continue. We will always take time to remember Butch and how he touched our lives. We all also like to eat. Hopefully, we can combine the two and continue to raise money for a student scholarship in Butchs name. Please consider contacting PACE to sign up to bring something to next years Cook Off! A good time was had by all, and there is plenty of talk about doing this again next year. Maybe there will even be a traveling trophy. Thanks to everyone who helped out in any way: eating, donating, making bars, dip, or chili, even those great cleaners and picker-uppers. ~Deb Schneider and Mark Heck

Butch shows off his winning smile.


Butch Reimer was a man I greatly admired. We had many spirited discussions about athletics. I particularly enjoyed spending time with him talking about coaching and student needs. He was a great man and I miss him greatly. ~Kathy Gerds

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- November 18, 2010

Diesel class visits NWTCs diesel shop


By Andrew Ambrosius, Jacob Bablitch, and Mitchell Wasielewski On November 8, Pulaskis Advanced Diesel and Intro to Diesel students had the opportunity to go and tour Fabtech at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). On their tour, the students were able to see real life challenges that take place within a diesel shop. Fabtech was also kind enough to cater pizza and soda to the visiting students. Fox Valley Technical College described their different programs to the students, showing the flexibility to students interests and schedules. Everyone got to experience an engine being tested on a Dyno-meter. The Caterpillar engine was impressive at 400 horse power with the turbo housing cherry red, said Travis Thyssen. Students left the tours with the understanding of each program and the expectations of the colleges.

Brooke Kaczrowski stands with Principal Mary Connelly after being awarded the Glenbrook November Optimist of the Month award.

Kaczrowski is optimistic
Optimism is synonymous with hopefulness, cheerfulness, confidence, buoyancy, and brightness. One who demonstrates these qualities is an optimist. Because of her notable optimistic demeanor, Glenbrook fifth grader, Brooke Kaczrowski has been awarded November Optimist of the Month.

Principal Pam Engel stands with the optimistic students of the month, Abigail Schauske and Jason Adams.

Brooke presents a smile and positive attitude no matter what the task. She is caring, helpful, and takes her schooling seriously. She enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, playing basketball and soccer, dancing, and doing gymnastics. Brooke is the daughter of Jim and Nicolle Kaczrowski.

Lannoye students are optimistic


Jason Adams is a truly amazing second grade student. He is always kind and is constantly thinking of others before himself. He is well-respected by his teachers and peers. He is a hard worker and leads by example. Jasons positive attitude is infectious, which motivates others to do their best as well. He is a joy to teach and a delight to have in class. Abigail Schauske is a gem. Teachers and students can count on her to give 100 percent on any given task. She is an attentive listener and a very motivated student. She is also kind and caring towards her classmates. Abi is willing to help anyone in need. Lannoye is lucky to have her in second grade. Her smile brightens up the classroom.

Sports
Pulaski graduate makes first team all state in college cross country

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they dont play together, the club wont be worth a dime. ~Babe Ruth

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27 minutes. The bike course followed rolling hills among some of the worlds most beautiful horse farms in bright sunshine and 95 plus degree heat. After 7 hours and 33 minutes on the bike, just after 4 p.m., Molnar began the marathon course that looped past historic Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, as well as the University of Louisville. Six hours and 42 minutes later at 11:25 p.m., Molnar crossed the finish line in the heart of Louisvilles entertainment scene at 4th Street Live! It was an electrifying spectacle bathed in bright lights and throbbing music with countless spectators cheering. Molnar began a six-day per week training regimen in January to prepare for this extreme challenge. As part of his conditioning, he completed a June triathlon in Keuka Lake, New York and a half Ironman (70.3 miles) in Providence, Rhode Island, in July. He is currently enjoying some down time while contemplating his next big challenge. Molnar, a 2005 graduate of Pulaski High School and 2010 graduate of Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, is employed as a software engineer at FastSet Research Systems, Inc., in Norwalk Connecticut. He is the son of proud parents, Kathy and Jeff Molnar.

Molnar Captures Ironman Title

Ripley, Sjoquist named First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District


St. Norbert College senior defensive lineman Kyle Ripley and junior defensive back Dan Sjoquist have been named to the first team of the 2010 College Division Academic All-District V football team as sponsored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and ESPN. Ripley, a senior from Pulaski and a Pulaski High School graduate, holds a 3.79 grade point average with a major in business administration. Ripley has 31 tackles this year including 5.5 tackles-for-loss, two quarterback sacks, and one fumble recovered for a touchdown. Ripley, a threeteam Academic All-Midwest Conference selection, was an honorable mention All-MWC choice on the defensive line in 2009. Sjoquist, a junior from Kingsford, Michigan, and a Kingsford High School graduate, owns a 3.88 grade point average, while majoring in biology. Sjoquist, a two-time Academic All-Midwest Conference honoree, is fourth on the team in tackles with 44, including 3.5 for a loss, and has three interceptions. Sjoquist has blocked two kicks and leads the team in kickoff return average at 22.8 yards per return. St. Norbert enters Saturdays game with Lake Forest College with a 6-3 record and a 6-2 mark to reside in first place in the Midwest Conference. As first-team All-District selections, both Ripley and Sjoquist advance to the ballot for

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Steve Molnar is proud of his Ironman completion.

Carrie Trina sits with running shoes and shirts.

By Kelsey Trina Carrie Trina, a 2010 graduate of Pulaski High School, took seventh place with a time of 23:57 at the Wisconsin Private College Invite on the October 16. The Saint Norbert freshman received the highest honor possible, Fist Team All State. Trina said, It feels good to have run so fast. Not only did Trina receive this honor, but she also helped her team dominate and win. Other notable times from Saint Norbert were: Scherer 21:23, Whipple 23:41, Timm 23:51, Andrekus 24:05, Martinez 24:22, and Hasenjager 24:53.

On August 29, Steven Molnar completed a Ford Ironman triathlon in Louisville, Kentucky. One of the most recognized endurance events in the world, the Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride then a 26.2 mile run. Molnar joined over 3,000 participants and became the 2,005th athlete to cross the finish line after spending 16 hours and 11 minutes on the combined courses. Only 2,158 finishers earned the title of Ironman that day. Truly an all-day event, the athletes began queuing for the swim at 6 a.m. Molnar was in the water at 7:15 a.m. and completed the loop in the Ohio River in 1 hour,

Academic All-America consideration. District Vs College Division encompasses Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota schools belonging to NCAA Division II, III or NAIA affiliations. To be eligible for national or regional selection, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.0, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution, and be nominated by his sports information director. The Academic All-America team, which will be announced later in November, is selected after All-District teams are picked from eight geographic regions nationally.

Girls Swimming/ Diving competes at Sectionals


By Morgan Prentice and Samantha Brabender After competing at Sectionals on November 6, the Pulaski Girls Swimming/Diving team finished with great results. Stephanie Paape, Katelyn DeStarkey, and Kelsey Shadick moved onto the State Meet in Madison. At the Sectional Meet, the Red Raiders finished ninth with 11 personal best records. DeStarkey, sophomore, took an astonishing first place in the 50 Yard Freestyle, and Paape, senior, was named runner-up in the 100 Yard Breaststroke. Both DeStarkey and Paape broke their own school records. Shadick, junior, placed fifth in the diving competition, a great achievement for the diving team. The rest of Pulaskis Girls Swimming/Diving team competed with great passion and finished out a great season. Thank you seniors for a great season, and best of luck to you in the future.

Koepsell finishes career at state


By Brooke Lauritzen Pulaski senior, Dusty Koepsell, finished his high school cross country career at the WIAA State Cross Country Meet on October 30. Koepsell finished 66 out of 190 competitors by running the 3.1 mile course in 17 minutes, 6 seconds. Congratulations Dusty on a great season and career representing Pulaski High School.

Swimmers and divers capture conference honors


By Brooke Lauritzen Pulaski Girls Swimming and Diving team competed in the 2010 FRCC Conference meet over the fall break. The Raiders finished fifth, while 21 personal best times were accomplished. Kelsey Shadick, diving, and Stephanie Paape, 100 breaststroke, each earned an FRCC Conference Champion honor. Both team members set new Conference records in their events. Emily Dombrowski, diving, and Katelyn DeStarkey, 200 Free, received Honorable Mention AllConference. Next up for the Red Raiders is the sectionals meet.

Dustin Koepsell

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- November 18, 2010

Cross country

Girls Volleyball

All Conference Athletes

Football

Dustin Koepsell- First Team

Brianna Bliese Honorable Mention

Girls Swimming and Diving

Luke Zablocki First Team Offense-Guard

Derek Anderson-First Team Offense-Running Back

Race Noeldner-Second Team Defense-Defensive Back

Kelsey Shadick- All Conference Diving, First Team - Diving Champion

Emily Dombrowski-All Conference Diving, Second Team

Shane Reinhard-Honorable Mention-Kicker

Nevada Skenandore-Honorable Mention Defense-Tackle

Ryan Laha-Honorable Mention Offense-Tackle

Boys Soccer

Stephanie Paape-All Conference Swimming, First Team - 100 Breastroke Champion, Second Team 50Freestyle

Katelyn DeStarkey All Conference Swmming, Honorable Mention-200 Freestyle

Ryan Gerhartz-First Team

Alex Mijal-Second Team

Drew SmithHonorable Mention

Business
Wood Tech Industries has quality

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas Watson, Sr.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Edwardson ready for season

Preserving that tree

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Newman Edwardson is working hard at completing a large wreath. An employee works with the equipment at Wood Tech Industries.

By Jake Martin, Tim Frisch, and Marc Richmond Wood Tech Industries is a local business that builds custom doors and cabinet components. From quarter-saw red oak to ash, Wood Tech offers a large variety of woods and styles for people to choose from. Patrick Staszak was happy to purchase a revolutionary machine for his company. Staszak said, We bought this machine to improve the quality of the doors that we manufacture and increase our companys production. The new machine known as the Door Pro is a high production door clamp, currently producing 250 doors a day. It is definitely a beneficial upgrade for the company. If you take a look at the old wooden

table and clamping rack system, you can see that it was a more painstaking task and took a large amount of time to process the doors. The Door pro is an air-powered machine that is able to clamp any size door smaller than 62 inches, and it is capable of eliminating the nailing process used in the older system. The operators of the new machine, Matt Casey and Tim Longo, are very happy with the Door Pro, and after their briefing given by the seller, have been using it to the best of their ability. Wood Tech Industries is very appreciative of the business that Pulaski provides for them, and they hope to enhance their already thriving company so that it will be able to serve future needs.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso The tradition for Kathy and Newman Edwardson began in 1975 when the first trees at Edwardson Christmas Trees were planted. Nearly 25 years later, averaging approximately 1,000 trees a year, the Edwardsons have made some additions to the farm to make an even more pleasant experience for their customers. The Edwardsons do have individually priced precuts available, but over 90 percent of the trees they sell are cut your own. Free shaking and baling of trees is provided. Be sure to also ask

Czech proud of tree farm

about their stands. They have a drill which drills a hole in the bottom of the tree and makes putting up your tree take seconds once you get home. The tree farm is family-run, but the farm does have seasonal help to assist their customers with any needs that the customer may have. Boughs for home decoration are also available. If customers are looking for wreathes, the Edwardsons have various sizes up to six feet. Edwardson Christmas Trees from Pulaski is located one mile north on Highway 32 to South Chase Road. Then turn east and go six miles and the farm is on the north side. Their hours are 9 a.m. till dusk.

Leon Czech, proud owner of Evergreen Christmas Trees, stands next to his Christmas Trees that will be ready to sell November 26.

The next issue of Pulaski News will be December 2, 2010

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso Leon Czech of Pulaski believes that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade, but if life gives you bricks, build a foundation. In 1965, Czech pursued his passion and hobby of the outdoors and started to build a foundation by selling his cattle and started to plant trees. In 1970, Czech began to plant Christmas Trees. Now in 2010, Czech has close to 40 acres of trees. By his labor of love for the outdoors, Czech transformed a wet swampy soil, into a beautiful land of trees and a orchid. Czechs Christmas Tree Farm, Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm, is based on Czechs strong values. Dont sell what you wouldnt buy, said Czech. Any tree, no matter Fraser, Balsam, Black Hills Spruce, or Blue Spruce is $20.

Czech, 90, of Pulaski is the owner and does the shearing and planting of the trees. During the selling season Czechs family also helps him out. Czechs passion of the outdoors is prevalent in his tree farm. He is close to the outdoors and people at the same time. One very special part of the farm is a memorial he has of a very close friend of his, Edmond Szczepanski. Szczepanski past away in 1998, and to remember his friend, Czech has a memorial of Black Hills Spruce and a plaque. Czech believes the memorial will always be there to remember and honor his great friend. Evergreen Christmas Trees opens on November 26 and daily hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trees are cut your own, and trees are not bagged or baled. The farm is located north of Pulaski on Highway 32. Then take a right on Yurek Road and the farm will be on your left hand side.

By Joe Szczepanski Picking out a real Christmas tree can be a great family experience and even become a yearly tradition. In order for a successful and enjoyable experience, a few easy before and after steps need to be taken. If you are considering a real tree, congratulations! Unlike artificial trees, real trees are ecofriendly and community friendly at the same time. The first thing a customer needs to consider is where the tree will be put. Once you know the spot in your home, measure out exactly how big of a tree you can pick out. This is one of the most important steps! Once a customer is walking around in tree lots, the scale of size becomes lost, and it becomes easy for customers to pick out the wrong size tree. Once a size is determined, the customer is ready to go to a local tree farm. While some weekends are relatively warm, others may be snowing. Make sure to dress for the weather to keep the experience positive, no one can have fun with cold feet and hands. When at the tree farm, ask about the different types of trees. The three major types are Balsam, Fraser, and Spruce. Each tree is a little different and has its own benefits. Once you are fully aware of the trees you may begin to look for your perfect tree. When you think you found your tree measure it before you cut to make sure that it truly is what you are looking for. Many farms assist the customers in bringing the trees back to the yard. When at the yard, some farms will even shake and bale your tree for free. Shaking removes all the snow and dead needles from the tree while baling a tree wraps it up for convenient travel. Also, baling makes it easy to get a tree through the doors when it is brought home. Now that you have the tree home, only a few steps are left to make sure the tree stays green and fresh well past Christmas day: Make at least a one inch diagonal cut in the trunk. Keep the tree away from fireplaces, radiators, air ducts, TV sets or any other places that would cause the needles to dry out faster. Keep the tree watered. A tree in a warm room can consume as much as a quart of water a day.

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- November 18, 2010

Kryger Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm Trees

Wojcik takes pride

Ron Kryger sells from his Summit Street Christmas Trees lot.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso It has been 57 years since Clarence Kryger began providing quality Christmas trees at reasonable prices. Clarence began the tree sales in 1953 as a family project and it continues to be a family enterprise with about 15 of family members participating at a huge lighted lot behind Furnitureland at 331 Summit St. The tree lot is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or later, closer to Christmas or by appointment, (920) 822-5327 beginning November 15. Kryger Christmas Trees offers a great selection of fresh cut Christmas trees, from three to fifteen ft. with the average being from six to eight feet. Their tallest ever being about 18 to 20 feet by special order. A great number of varieties are available which include: Fraser Fir, Balsam, and White Spruce, Blue Spruce, White Pine, Scotch Pine and the all new Con-Color Fir trees. All trees are fresh cut. Trees are priced from $4 to $50. In addition to Christmas trees, they also have the round wreaths decorated or undecorated from 12 and 60 inches. Round wreaths vary from $8 to $40. We now carry a new popular swag variety beginning at $4 to $8. Ron Kryger said, We are ready to make your tree purchase quick, easy, economical, and fun or everyone! They way the economy is and especially this year, we are all apprehensive for what is in store. Hopefully, reasonable prices will help keep the trees affordable for everyone. Kryger Christmas Trees boasts a friendly service, fun for the whole family, and easy access location. The tabletop tree selection is great and can be used as small room decorations, basement, memorial, or outdoor, or whatever your imagination can entertain. In addition, we will wrap your trees for long distance travels.

Dick Wojcik stands in front of his neatly-groomed and ready to sell Christmas Trees.

Whispering Pines tree farm customers haul a freshly cut tree up to the front for purchase.

By Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso At Whispering Pines Tree Farm, you can enjoy a free horsedrawn wagon ride out to the field and select your perfect tree from thousands of Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, and White Pine. Theyll load your tree on the wagon, and then you can head back to the cozy lodge where you can warm up with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. Freshlymade popcorn and old-fashioned hot dogs on homemade buns are also available. Browse the gift

shop for unique hand-crafted items and tasty gourmet treats. Breathe the clean air and indulge in the smell of a freshly cut tree. So grab your camera, invite your family and friends, and make some holiday memories at Whispering Pines Tree Farm. Whispering Pines tree farm is located half hour north of Green Bay. See the tree page for pricing. If you have questions, please call (920) 835-TREE (8733). Starting November 26, Whispering Pines is open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso Dick and Dave Wojcik take pride in their family-run Christmas Tree Farm. Wojcik Christmas Trees is an 11-acre tree farm located in Pulaski. Families looking for a convenient Christmas tree experience will be at ease at Wojciks. Many hours are put in the family business to keep the farm neatly groomed. In the summer, the Wojcik family mows the grass between the trees. Also, all stumps are grinded down to eliminate the risk of customers tripping on stumps. Dick Wojciks grandson, Luke Wojcik also grows organic vegetables on the farm during the summer months that are sold in the Green Bay area. Summer is also very busy to not only keep the farm convenient

for customers but also to keep it groomed. Many hours are spent shearing the trees. Due to the dry summers, newly planted trees also needed to be watered. The Wojciks are excited for their November 26 opening and they will continue to be open until Christmas. Daily hours are 10 a.m. till dusk. Wojcik Christmas Trees also provide free tree shaking. Baling of their Christmas trees is also available. The choice of Balsam, Fraser, and Spruce await the customers at Wojciks. If customers are short on time, precut trees are also available. The farm is right out of Pulaski and can be found by taking County B east and then taking a left on Twin Elm Drive. Wojcik Christmas Trees also have three tree lots, one at Kimps Hardware in Howard, one at K-mart in Green Bay, and also one located at Verns Hardware in Pulaski.

Cut your own at Mikes Christmas Trees

Goliks Tree Farm

Thursday, November 18, 2010


the farm is located on. Boughs, crosses, swags, mantels, kissing balls, and wreaths can be bought also, which range from 15 to 48 inches. The trees are fertilized throughout the summer and the grass is mowed around them to make sure the trees grow best. Goliks also checks to make sure the trees are healthy and dont have diseases. Goliks Tree Farm buying hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. They are open the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve Day. Make sure after you bring your tree home that you make a fresh diagonal cut, and water with warm water. Also never let your tree run out of water, said Bob Golik. Goliks Tree Farm is located on 988 Cross Rd, Sobieski. Take 32 North three miles, take a right on County S, and follow for nine miles until you reach Sobieski. Take a right onto Cross road three-fourths of a mile down. Its the first driveway left of the bridge. Look for signs. You can also contact them at (920) 8225207. The Golik family would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!

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Maroszek Excavating changes hands


By Tammy Brzeczkowski Maroszek Excavating is proud to announce, after thirty-four years in business, they have appointed their son, Bill Maroszek as President, and part owner of the corporation. The transition came about January 1, 2010, as a result of Mike going to a parttime status. Bill has been working in the business since he was in grade school. As soon as he graduated from high school, he became a full-time employee of the company. Passionate is a word that describes how Bill feels toward the family business. His dream is to keep the business successful and to one day hand it over to his son. Bill has done a wonderful job with taking over the business, said his mother, Mary Jo. We are very proud of the fact that he has taken over the company. He has worked hard for it, she continued. Maroszek Excavating was merely a thought that Mike Maroszek had after returning home from the United States Marine Corp in 1971. His vision soon
became a reality. After only a few years of working in the industry, Mike and Mary Jo Maroszek purchased their first back hoe from Ed Ladowski and began Mike Maroszek Excavating in 1976. In 1980, Ed and Vi Ladowski sold them the property and buildings where Maroszek Excavating is currently located and in operation today. Over the years, Mike operated and became efficient with the equipment and day to day operations. Mary Jo took care of managing the books and the business end of it. During the thirtyfour year reign, more employees joined the company, eventually, Bill jumped in with both feet, learning the ins and outs of excavating, trucking, snowplowing and accounting. In 1993, the company incorporated and became Maroszek Excavating Inc. We would like to thank all of our customers over the years since 1976, and we are confident in the service Bill and company will provide for the years to comesaid Mary Jo Maroszek.

Mike Blohowiak of Mikes Christmas Trees stands next to one of his extremely full Christmas Trees.

Donna Golik and her grandson Dylan Golik stand by some trees on the Golik Tree Farm.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso With too much land to mow, and not enough land to plow, Mike Blohowiak decided to plant Christmas Trees in 1986. Blohowiak does all the shearing, and mowing of the tree farm, and he works hard to make his trees stand out. With some trees over 20 years old, Blohowiaks extremely filled out trees are something that stand out among other tree farms. All the trees at Mikes Christmas Trees are cut your own. Mostly all the trees available are Balsam and all trees are $25. If the customer wants, trees may also be shaked and baled. Mikes Christmas Trees is located on S. St. Augustine about one mile past the High School on the right hand side. The farm also sells trees for landscaping use. The tree farm will be open 10 a.m. till dusk on weekends starting after Thanksgiving. Also, trees are available by appointment by contacting Mike Blohowiak at (920) 822-5042.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso Since 1986, Bob Golik and his family have been running their Christmas tree business. Twenty-four years ago, Bob wanted to take on a task as a family and get involved in a business. Today two to six people help out on the farm each day. When arriving at Goliks Tree Farm, there is a choice from six different types of trees. Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, and Colorado Blue Spruce can be purchased precut, while you can cut your own Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce. The average price for a tree is about $30, but can range anywhere between $10-60. The height ranges of the trees are table top to 14 feet tall. Some things Goliks Tree Farm offer you are pre-cut or cut your own which includes bagging, help loading if needed, and tying down the tree you selected. They also allow bringing your pets because of the big area

Saintly Acres Christmas Tree Farm

Marty Thomas from Saintly Acres awaits customers.

By Joe Szczepanski Updated by Eman Jazayeri, Cody Klaus, Mike Kuss, Brett Radecki, and Cody Risso Families looking for a small, family-orientated tree farm show consider Saintly Acres. Saintly Acres is based off quality, not quantity. The farm has only three acres of trees, but customers will create plenty of memories while finding tree. Many of owner Marty Thomass trees are over 20 years old. This means that trees at Saintly Acres are full and developed. Since the farm is completely family owned and operated, the Thomas family does all the pruning and caring of the farm. Also, all trees are hand planted. Thomas considers his tree farm a hobby of his. For customers, Saintly Acres is a smaller scale farm that is perfect to bring family and create a tradition of picking out a tree. Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, Black Hills Spruce and some Balsam await customers at Saintly Acres. All trees are priced between $25 and $30. Thomas also raises sheep and Saint Bernard dogs and he is willing to show families both if they are interested. The tree farm is now open and hours are dawn to dusk. Saintly Acres is located south of Pulaski on Highway 32, then take a left on to Town Hall Road and the farm will be on the right.

Bill and Barb Maroszek with children Brody and Taylor. Bill is the new president and part-owner of Maroszek Excavating, Inc.

Births and Deaths


October 27, 2010 Prentice, Theresa and Douglas Pulaski, son November 5, 2010 Wojtysiak, Melisssa and Jeremy Pulaski, daughter

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Births

Births and deaths are a complimentary service from Pulaski News. If you wish to place an obituary, please have your funeral home director email it to us. If you wish to place a photo with the obituary, there will be a $20 fee. Contact Laurie Fischer at (920)822-6800 for more information.

Deaths

Streckenbach, (Lee James), Anston, and Daniel Streckenbach, Sr., Green Bay; one brother, Dan Streckenbach, Jr., Anston; her niece, Hope Streckenbach, Pulaski; her paternal grandmother, Katie Streckenbach, Green Bay; aunts and uncles, cousins, and many, many other friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Martha Mooren, and her paternal grandfather, Everett Streckenbach.

Wilinski, Eugene
Eugene Bernard Wilinski, 70, Pulaski died October 28, 2010, at a Green Bay hospital, surrounded by his family. The son of William Sr. and Helen (Wojkiewicz) Wilinski was born January 14, 1940, in the Town of Angelica. On September 19, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Johnson, at SS. Edward & Isidore Church in Flintville. The couple recently celebrated 51 years of marriage. Gene and Pat raised their family and farmed in the Town of Chase since 1966, and retired from farming in 1992. Gene enjoyed bowling and had bowled in the mens league at Krakow Lanes for many years. He was a good-natured man who enjoyed joking with family and friends. He especially enjoyed his visits with Fr. Brendan. Gene enjoyed playing cards and, for the past few years, he loved going on camping trips with his family for Fathers Day weekends. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; seven sons; Brian (Diana),

New Glarus; Michael, at home; Mark (Cheryl), Pulaski; Steve (Donna), Pulaski; Jeff (Renee), Suamico; Jonathan (Rebecca), Newton; and Doug (Dawn), Pulaski; four daughters; Diane (Brian) Van Asten, Pulaski; Laura (Kevin) Kropp, Howard; Denise (Dan) Boucher, Green Bay; and Cathy (Kurt) Baumann, Green Bay; 23 grandchildren; three brothers; Alvin (Mary Ann) Wilinski, Sobieski; William Wilinski, Jr., Pulaski; and Raymond Wilinski, Green Bay; one sister, Joanne (Joe) Naliborski, Sr., Krakow; one brother-in-law, Felix Phil (Bernadine) Sobieski, Pulaski; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Anthony; one sister, Theresa, Sobieski; and one nephew, William Wilinski III.

Annual Pulaski Chase Cooperative Meeting

Members of the Pulaski-Chase Co-op stand together during the 80th annual meeting.

Altschwager, Marvin L.
Marvin L. Altschwager, 80, Pulaski and formerly of Menomonee Falls, died November 1, 2010, at his home. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1949, until his honorable discharge in 1953. Marvin owned Wisconsin Vacation Service and also worked in food store management for many years. He was married to Nadonis Timm, and she preceded him in death in 2006. After her death, Marvin moved to Pulaski, where he enjoyed his time with new friends at the Pulaski Senior Center. Survivors include his four children Rev. Tim (Jan) Altschwager, Big Fork, Montana; Steve (Annette) Altschwager, Fort Collins, Colorado; John (Sue) Altschwager, Boulder Junction; and Julie (David) Loew, Pulaski. Survivors also include 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, Rodney Altschwager and Bill (Kay) Altschwager.

Streckenbach, Debra

Debra Streckenbach

Debra Lee Streckenbach, 39, Crivitz, died tragically in a house fire on October 19, 2010. The daughter of Diane (Mooren) Streckenbach, and Daniel Streckenbach, Sr. was born June 9, 1971, in Green Bay and was a 1989 graduate of Pulaski High School. Deb went to college at UW-Stevens Point for two years. She had been employed at First Northern (now Bank Mutual) for six years. She was currently employed in the accounting office at Chrysler World in Abrams. Her children, Coty and Danielle, meant the world to her. She was a single mom and was very involved in her childrens lives. She never shied away from allowing them the chance to participate in anything. She always helped and encouraged them to excel in everything they tried, whether it was school, Scouting, or sports. Deb had a very outgoing personality and a beautiful smile. She loved shopping for the kids and spending time with her friends. She enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling with Coty and Danielle, and loved to ride motorcycles. She is survived by her son, Coty Yurek, and her daughter, Danielle Diges; her parents, Diane

The Pulaski-Chase Cooperative held the 80th Annual Meeting of its members on November 11 at the Rock Garden Banquet Hall in Green Bay. At the meeting, the Co-op paid retired members $96,947 in redeemed equities and $99,890 in cash back to active members for purchases made in the recently completed fiscal year. Carlson and Highland LLP auditor Roger Van Someren presented the audit report to the members. Van Someren reported sales of $17,167,962 with earnings of $422,746 for the cooperatives fiscal year ending July 31. Van Someren told members that they should be pleased with the results, and he noted that the cooperatives financial condition is solid and well within the normal range for Wisconsin Farm Supply Cooperatives. Lastly, Van Someren reported that the accounts receivables and other assets at the cooperative are in excellent condition. Chairman Allen Kohn spoke on behalf of the board, stating that they are pleased to report very good financial results despite a struggling economy. Kohn said that the strong operating results allow the Board to achieve their goals for paying cash patronage and equity redemption, and that $891,208 has been returned to members in cash since 2003. Kohn also said that sales growth is a key area of focus, and merger/ acquisition opportunities have been explored. He went on to tell the crowd that the Pulaski Board met with a neighboring cooperatives Board, Mid-County Cooperative in Shawano, to discuss merging the two organizations. Kohn said that despite the close proximity of the two, and good fit between the operating units, the Mid-County Board decided to go in a different direction and discussions between the two were discontinued. Todd Rosvold, General Manager, spoke next and noted the improvement in the Agricultural economic climate from a year ago: dairy and grain prices are much improved, and farmers income is above the break even point again. Rosvold said that while overall sales were down slightly, unit volume in

key commodities, such as fertilizer, was increased - though cost per ton was down significantly in spite of very challenging wet weather conditions in late spring and summer. Rosvold thanked the membership for its support through purchases, and the employees for providing excellent service, while helping to reduce operating expenses by $80,000. Combined sales in the current year are continuing a trend started in the last quarter of the previous fiscal year, and showing very good strength, Rosvold said, especially in feed tonnage, grain movement, Agronomy, NAPA Auto Parts and the Service Station. James Young and the entire feed sales team were recognized for their efforts and success in growing feed unit volume by double digits in the current fiscal year. Rosvold said the Feed/ Grain department, the most profitable in the last fiscal year, was on track to lead the co-op again in the current year. Rosvold thanked the membership for their support and said he was pleased to be able to return $100,000 in cash for purchases in the past fiscal year, with one member getting a $5,786 check. Employees Ken Lasecki, Jerry Lasecki and Dian Reyment were recognized for their years of service; 15 years, 30 years and 35 years respectively, and retiring employee Jerry Weisnicht was also thanked for his dedication to the Co-op and Pulaski Dry Grain. Sam Tauchen, State Future Farmers of America Treasurer, spoke to the crowd about his duties as a State Officer. He relayed several humorous stories related to his travel and speaking engagements as part of the FFA. Director elections were held and Dave Gwidt and Ron Leja were re-elected to three year terms on the Board. Ending the meeting was the distribution of the equity redemption checks. Co-op members Leroy Jeske, Joe Kaczmarek Jr., William Lardinois and Frank Schuh were on hand to receive their equity redemption checks before the meeting was adjourned. Further information on this press release can be obtained from the Pulaski-Chase Cooperative at (920) 822-3235

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National FFA Convention is a worthy experience


By Katie Christopherson and Kayla Nischke The Pulaski FFA Chapter attended the 83rd National FFA Convention, which was held during October 20 to 23, in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. A group of 12 FFA members started their trip to Indiana early morning on October 20. The group was made up of Katie Christopherson, Kayla Nischke, Kelli Badtke, Haley Mahr, Karissa Ihler, Erin Stiede, Cassie Steichen, Tiffany Robinson, Amanda Bodart, Ashley Kaczmarowski, Taylor McLeod, and Rikki Inman. On the way down to Indiana, the group stopped and toured the Harley Davidson Museum, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The students were able to learn more about past, present, and the future of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company. It was very exciting to see the company and learn more about it, said Ashley Kaczmarowski. On Wednesday night, the group arrived to Indianapolis, where they went to finish the night at the Lucas Oil Stadium, featuring performances by Easton Corbin and Lady Antebellum.
Easton Corbin was great, and Lady Antebellum sounded wonderful, said Haley Mahr. Early Thursday morning, the group boarded the bus to travel to Shelbyville, Indiana, which is home to Indiana Downs, a horse racing facility that races both Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses. The group was able to see the lifestyle of the average racehorse: where they are kept, how they are cared for and trained, how they prepare for race day, and all the positions that need to be filled in order for a race to happen. The group also was able to view where the race fans come to watch the races and place bets. Erin Steide said, It was really neat to see what all needs to be done for a race to happen. After the tour was done the students headed back to the great city of Indianapolis to attend the third session in the Conseco Feildhouse: this session taught the FFA members how to not let emotions ruin your day. They were also able to see FFA Chapters form around the country that had the honor to win the National Chapter Award. When the session ended, the group headed back to the hotel to get ready for that

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FFA Members Recieve American Degree


By Anne Moore On October 23, at the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, four Pulaski graduates received the highest honor an FFA member can earn, the FFA American Degree. There are less than one in 154 FFA members that advance through their local chapter and state FFA degree programs to earn this national degree. The recipients of this huge honor were Angie Brusky, the daughter of Pat Brusky and Jolene DeNoble; Anne Moore, daughter of Mike and Becky Moore; Tieha Kuczer, daughter of Geri and Rodger Kuczer and Whitney Rynish, daughter of Dan and Kim Rynish. These four girls have been members of the Pulaski FFA chapter for many years. The have been active in various activities; judging and speaking contests, leadership workshops, and leadership positions in the chapter and community. The American Degree is the highest honor a member can receive. These members have developed a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) which demonstrate outstanding planning, managerial, and financial skills. Also they had to have completed at least three years (540 hours) of high school agriculture classes, or 2 years of high school agriculture classes and one year of college agriculture classes (360 hours.) They needed to be FFA members for at least three years and also had to have previously earned their Greenhand chapter and state degrees, having maintained detailed SAE records. They also needed to have a record of outstanding leadership

FFA Members that went on the FFA Nationals trip include (front row) Cassie Steichen, Amanda Bodart, Ashley Kaczmarowski, Taylor McLeod, Kayla Nischke, and (back row) Haley Mahr, Erin Stiede, Katie Christopherson, Kelli Badtke, Karissa Ihler, Rikki Inman, and Tiffany Robinson.

skills and a record of participating in community service activities. At this years convention, there were over 55,000 FFA members and about 3,500 members that received their American Degree. Mike Moore and Geri Kuczer, supportive parents and Pulaski FFA alumni officers, attended the convention with the girls. Pulaski has never had this many members receive the American Degree in one year. The FFA is the largest youth leadership organization in the Nation and has endless opportunities for the FFA members, the future of agriculture. These girls were very privileged to have the support of the community, parents, and advisors throughout all the years of their membership. The Pulaski FFA Advisors that have helped these girls grow in leadership to get this honor are Terry Erdmann, Brain Pinchart, Jared Schaffner and Josh Rusk. If it werent for the support of our community advisors and parents these FFA members would not have been successful in making it this far. Pulaski is a well known chapter in the state of Wisconsin doing well in contests and membership. It takes a lot of people to keep a chapter going strong and vibrant. The support from the members, alumni, and community members is a big part of having a successful chapter. The lessons and skills learned through the FFA organization are helping these members to continue to achieve high goals in their college experience. These young ladies are very proud to have been part of such a strong active chapter.

nights adventure of mini golfing at Monster Mini Golf in Avon, Indiana. The group was able to mini golf in black lights, and kick back with soda and pizza. On Friday morning, the FFA members left the hotel early to go to the FFA Mega Shopping Mall and career show. This gave the students a chance to visit different sponsors and promoters of the National FFA Organizations and colleges that had booths at the career show. I really enjoyed going to the career show; I was able to talk to student recruiters at the college I applied to in Oklahoma, so I know what I can expect for next year, said Katie Christopherson. The chapter dinner took place at the Ram Brewery, where past FFA members Angie Brusky, Anne Moore, Tieha Kuczer, and Whitney Rynish joined the other group of Pulaski FFA members, before receiving their American Degrees. Finally, the day concluded with the last session, which talked about how to appreciate the little things, and they were able to listen to keynote speaker Judson Laipply, creator of the Evolution of Dance. The night ended with an eight-hour ride home, where they arrived back to Pulaski at around four in the morning. I had a great time at the convention. I met many FFA members from all around the country, and I had a great time with my friends, said Kelli Badtke.
Left: While at the Career Show the FFA Nationals group stopped to pose for a picture with a sponsor of the FFA. Pictured are Kelli Badtke, Erin Steide, Haley Mahr, The Kraft Macaroni and Cheese mascot, Kayla Nischke, Katie Christopherson, and Ashley Kaczmarowski.

Mike Moore, Anne Moore, Whitney Rynish, Angie Brusky, Tieha Kuczer, and Geri Kuczer stand together, proud of their FFA American Degree accomplishments and the overall success of the Pulaski FFA Chapter.

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