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Stories to watch

Turning plans into action

2017 could see new construction,

end of OSD projects

Last year featured plenty of planning in the

Village of Oregon, but 2017 should see more
action as a result.
Topping our list just as it tied for the top spot
in our stories of 2016 is the villages planning
for a civic campus downtown. This year could
bring a more concrete timeline and cost projections.

Behind that is another item related to our list

of top stories from last year, as a new hotel proposal appears to be in the works after a plan last
year ended up failing to come together.
Any construction for the food pantry will
depend on the early months of 2017, when the
group hopes to raise enough money to cover the
cost of a new building.
If it comes together, the pantry could open
around the same time that construction projects
at the high school are complete, offering students a chance to use the new spaces aimed at

science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

The Oregon School District could also see
some effects of the approved teacher compensation referendum from the fall when teacher contract times arrives this spring. It could also begin
to implement some of its initiatives from The
Path Forward, a position paper that officials
hope can guide the district for the next 10 years.
And drivers downtown might also notice a bit
of construction just off of Main Street on Jefferson as a new apartment building is expected to
get started as early as March.

What to watch
1. Civic campus planning
2. Hotel discussion
3. Food pantry building
4. OSD projects
5. Jefferson Crossing
Pages 8-9

Spring election

Four vie for

three seats on
Village Board
Deadline extended
for one OSD seat
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Both the Oregon Village Board and the Oregon

School Districts board
will have contested elections in April.
Four candidates will run
for three seats on the Village Board this April, with
two incumbents.
While there are three
candidates for three seats
open on the Oregon school
board, two of them are
running in the same area
while another had no candidates by the deadline.
Long-time school board
member Charles Uphoff
is not seeking re-election
to represent Area II (City
of Fitchburg), but since
he didnt return non-candidacy papers until after
the deadline last month,
the deadline for candidates
returning nomination
papers for Area II has been
extended to 5p.m. Friday,
Jan. 6.
A r e a I I I ( Tow n s o f
Dunn, Blooming Grove,
and Rutland) incumbent
Barb Feeney will run
unopposed, while in Area
IV (Village of Brooklyn, Towns of Oregon,

Montrose, Brooklyn and

Union), incumbent Gwen
Maitzen will face a challenge from newcomer Tim
LeBrun. Both Maitzen and
Feeney were elected to
the board in 2014. Board
terms are three years in
Oregon Village Board
incumbents Jeanne Carpenter and Darlene Groenier will each run for
re-election, challenged
by Jenna Jacobson and
Michael Stapelmann,
respectively. The third seat
has been vacant since Eric
Poole resigned in September.
Village President Steve
Staton is also running for
re-election, but is unopposed.
In the Village of Brooklyn, incumbent Village
President Pat Hawkey
and trustees Todd Klahn
and Heather Kirkpatrick
will run for re-election.
Trustee Kyle Smith filed
for non-candidacy. That
leaves one seat on the village board without a candidate.
Surrounding towns will
hold caucuses this month
to determine candidates.
The election is April 4,
with a primary Feb. 21 if
necessary in any races.
UNG reporters Bill Livick and Scott De Laruelle
contributed to this story.

Photo by Kate Newton

Ringing in the New Year in style

Already sporting face paint, Brooklyn Bavery, 5, of Brooklyn, decides to add

another accessory a newspaper hat while hanging out at the Oregon
Public Librarys New Years party Friday, Dec. 30. Other events for families
were held at the Oregon Area Senior Center and Netherwood Knoll Elementary School.

See more New Years photos
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Groenier grateful for support in cancer battle

Oregon Fire/EMS donates to
UW Carbone Cancer Center
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Village Trustee Darlene Groenier received a gift recently when she

learned that the Oregon Fire/EMS
District had made a donation to the
University of Wisconsin Carbone
Cancer Center in her name.
The organization made the donation in October, during Breast Cancer
Awareness Month.
Groenier was diagnosed with breast
cancer in November 2014 and had
undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments to combat the disease.
She had hoped to put it behind her,
but learned last fall that the cancer
had spread to her lungs.
They found a spot on each lung,

and they seem to be growing, she

told the Observer. Its a battle, but
Im going to try to beat it all.
Groenier, who serves as the Village Board representative to the Fire/
EMS District, wrote in an email to
the Observer, Words cannot express
what a wonderful gift it was to hear
that the district had donated money in
her honor.
I just thought it was such a very
kind gesture to do it in my name, she
Members of the Fire/EMS District had a shirt made with the district and breast cancer logos on the
sleeve. Individual members and some
of their immediate family purchased
T-shirts, and the organization decided
to donate the money raised to the Carbone Center.
Glenn Linzmeier, interim chief of
the Oregon Area Fire/EMS District,

File photo by Kate Newton

The Oregon Fire/EMS District has made

a donation to the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Darlene
Groeniers name, shown here hanging
Turn to Cancer/Page 9 holiday lights in Oregon in 2015.

January 5, 2017


Oregon Observer

These reports were compiled from information provided by
the Oregon Police Department.
Nov. 5
12:44 a.m. Officers cited a 31-year-old man for drug
paraphernalia after stopping his car near the intersection
of Wolfe and Concord streets because the vehicle did not
have a front license plate. An officer smelled marijuana
and located a smoking pipe with marijuana inside.
1:05 a.m. Two men were arrested for domestic disorderly conduct after getting into an argument at a home
on the 200 block of Bergamont Boulevard. The 46-yearold man was also charged with domestic battery. Police
first received a call about a physical altercation involving a
loaded shotgun. Upon arrival, they spoke with a 47-yearold woman who was in the garage and pointed them to the
loaded shotgun, which officers took into evidence.
Nov. 11
4:57 p.m. A man was cited for damage to property after
allegedly punching three holes in the wall of a stair well in
a building on the 100 block of East Richards Road following an argument between he and his girlfriend. Two residents of the apartment initially told police the man had left
the apartment, but officers found him in a bedroom. Police
gave the other residents a verbal warning for obstructing.
Nov. 25
3:19 p.m. A woman reported missing tools and suspicious boot footprints in a garage on the 500 block of South
Main Street. The woman told police a construction crew
that was helping her flip the house noticed the prints and
missing tools. Neighbors reported not seeing anyone.

Photos by Kate Newton

Thea Vekich, 3, of Oregon, and her grandma Lynn Wysocki decide how they want to decorate Theas crown while crafting at
the Oregon Public Librarys New Years party Friday, Dec. 30.

Oregon rings in the New Year

Nov. 26
12:56 a.m. A 49-year-old man was cited for his first operating while intoxicated offense on the 900 block of Park

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Oregon got a jump start on celebrating the arrival of 2017 when the
Oregon Public Library, Oregon Area
Senior Center and Netherwood Knoll
Elementary School held a joint community New Years party Friday, Dec.
Kids could make superhero masks
and glitter crowns or get their faces

The senior center also had more
crafting and games for families, as
To view more photos from Oregons community
well as live entertainment from musiNew Years party, visit:
cian John Duggleby. The party continued down the street at Netherwood
Knoll Elementary, where kids could
tumble on mats, ride around on carts,
painted at the library. Local rock band play hockey and more in the gym.
Contact Kate Newton at kate.
Distant Cuzins stopped by to pernewton@wcinet.com.
form both original music and covers like Michael Jacksons Smooth

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The Oregon Town & Country Womens Club

would like to thank the following businesses for
their generous donations to our Silent Auction
which was held on November 15. The proceeds
from the Auction will be used to support
various organizations in the area, as well as to
present awards to graduating seniors.
Barber & Company
J L Richard
Marias Pizza
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bergey Jewelry
Olson Eye Care
Bills Food Center
Oregon Floral
Chocolate Caper
Diamond Nails & Spa Paoli Schoolhouse Caf
Peaceful Heart
Dorn Hardware
Firefly Coffeehouse Robertson Skin & Laser
Soleil Spa
Gary Willes Auto
Winterland Nursery
Ziggys Restaurant
Hometown Pharmacy

Avelynn Connell, 2, of Oregon, checks out her mask before

sitting down to decorate it at the library.

Collin Welp, 5, of Oregon, holds extra still while getting a

starry night sky complete with flying bats painted on his
face by Julie Surprenant of Paint My Face.


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Morgan Pugh, 15 months, proves youre never too young to get out on
the basketball court while playing in the Netherwood Knoll Elementary
School gym.

John Duggleby was easy to pick out in a chicken suit as he entertained attendees at the Oregon Area Senior Centers New Years party.


January 5, 2017

Oregon Observer

Officials plan speed limit, enforcement changes

Brook Street among
targeted spots
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The one thing a Brook Street

resident didnt expect when she
complained about people speeding was the village raising the
speed limit.
But that is one of the solutions
village staff are proposing, along
with possibly adding a school
zone there, increasing monitoring
and changes at other streets near
parks that are busy during outdoor
sports seasons.
Several residents have complained about people driving too
fast in areas where kids are playing, especially when automobiles
are parked on both sides of the
Officials are considering several other measures to address
the concerns, including installing speed bumps and signs and
using a new traffic trailer. Theyre
also talking about making Brook
Street a school zone increasing
its limit from 15 to 25 mph but
lowering it to 15 when children
are present.
The Brook Street change is a

direct response to an email Amy

Sickinger, who lives across from
Kiser Firemans Park. The Village Board met in December with
her after she emailed the village
about cars speeding past the park
while children are present.
On Aug. 10, Sickinger sent
an email with the subject line,
Speeding on Brook St.:
What would it take to request
speed bumps be placed on Brook
St. where the speed limit is 15?
Her email went on to say the
average speed of drivers must
be 25-45, and asked if that section of the street could be made a
school zone.
In response, the Oregon Police
Department more closely monitored traffic and also put a speed
trailer near the intersection of
Brook Street and Oak Street,
where they gathered data on over
800 vehicles. The results showed
an average speed of 24 mph, nine
miles per hour over the posted
In an Oct. 20 email, police chief
Brian Uhl informed Sickinger
of his findings, saying theres
not much of a speed problem on
Brook Street.
But he also noted, The downfall of this particular trailer and
recording mechanism is that we

Whats next?
Village officials are expected
to consider a change to the
Brook Street speed limit in the
next few weeks while a committee considers other proposals.
dont have a way to test a baseline
a way to record vehicles when
they dont think they are being
A couple of weeks later, public works director Jeff Rau sent
Sickinger an email informing her
there is a consensus between the
Chief and Village Staff that 15
mph is not a realistic speed limit
for the area.
Rau asserted the 15 mph limit is very difficult to drive and
to enforce. He noted the standard
speed limit in the village is 25
mph, and he recommended raising the limit on Brook Street to
that speed.
Rau acknowledged that increasing the speed limit in an area
where there is a perceived problem is counterintuitive.
However, it is our belief that

posting it for 25 mph would allow

more opportunity for enforcement and be defendable in court
if necessary, Rau wrote. It is
also closer in alignment with the
observed speeds as recorded by
our speed trailer.
On Dec. 19, Sickinger appeared
before the Village Board with several suggestions, including speed
bumps, angled parking, increased
enforcement, moving speed limit
signs closer to the street and maintaining the 15 mph speed limit.
It feels like an accident waiting to happen, she told the board.
After considerable discussion,
Village President Steve Staton
agreed with increasing the speed
limit to 25 mph when Kiser Park
isnt being used for sporting
events and children arent present,
but he also said he would like to
make the street a school zone and
place speed limit signs closer to
the street curb.
He also endorsed investigating parking restrictions on the
side of the street opposite the
park, and having the villages
Public Safety committee look
into installing temporary speed
If that keeps a kid from getting
hit, its well worth it, he said.
Village administrator Mike

Gracz suggested using a new

speed trailer that can gather data
while showing a dark screen to
learn more about driving habits
on the street.
Staton agreed, and he said officials should consider similar measures in other parts of the village.
Oak Street gets parked full on
both sides when theres soccer and
softball and T-ball going on, he
told the Observer. People have
commented that Oak Street is very
congested when there are games
going on, so maybe other parts of
town would need that, too.
With the Brook Street situation,
something needs to happen,
Staton added.
When there are games, every
parking stall is filled up, and
when theres a softball game
going on and you drive past there,
your eyes should be focused on
the parked cars and pedestrians,
and youre not going to see those
speed limit signs.
He said the board is likely
increase the Brook Street speed
limit and make it a school zone in
the near future, while a committee
looks into other ways to improve
public safety.
Contact Bill Livick at bill.livick@

Oregon School District

OHS students
medal at SkillsUSA
won second place in computer maintenance technology, and the team of
juniors Matthew Lampman and Connor Drake
won second place in the
urban search and rescue
The team of senior Bridget Corcoran and juniors
Abigail Reid and Eva Syth
earned third place in the
team engineering challenge competition, and
the team of juniors Kaiser
Kessenich, Jakob Farness
and Zack Cameron earned
fifth place in the same
The students will compete in the upcoming
SkillsUSA regional competition at the UniversiPhoto submitted
ty of Wisconsin-Stout in
Oregon High School SkillsUSA participants included, front row, from left: Eva Syth, Abigail Reid and Bridget Corcoran; back
Menomonie in February.
Scott De Laruelle row, from left: Jordan Schulz, Kaiser Kessenich, Jakob Farness, Zack Cameron, Connor Drake, Matthew Lampman, Jackson
Pfeffer, Owen Massey and Cole Scott; not pictured: Chatchanun (Nancy) Suriyaammaranon.

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Brooklyn Elementary School students recently sold 400

Bucky Books, raising almost $6,500 in the process, and
exceeding fundraising goals by nearly $1,500.
While the total fell short of the 500 needed to ensure BKE
principal Kerri Modjeski would have to kiss a pig, the money
raised will go to the schools playground fund.

As part of several holiday fundraisers the school held this season, the
Oregon Middle School student council coordinated a Holiday Connections Challenge to raise and donate
money to help the community. All
Connections study hall classes were
challenged to meet a goal of $3,000
between Dec. 12-16.
The fundraiser surpassed the goal
and reached $5,300.27, including


The Oregon High

School SkillsUSA team
took home two golds,
three silvers and three
bronze medals at the SkillsUSA District 4 competition Dec. 7.
OHS hosted the event,
with more than 150 students from 14 schools
from the greater Madison
area competing in categories ranging from advertising design, photography
and related technical math
to welding, automotive
technology and technical
OHS senior Jackson
Pfeffer won first place in
electronic technology and
junior Chatchanun (Nancy) Suriyaammaranon won
first place in related technical math.
Senior Owen Massey

January 5, 2017


Oregon Observer


Letter to the editor

Fire/EMS public meeting is Jan. 18

If your house was on fire or
you had a medical emergency,
what would you do? Youd call
911, of course, and youd expect
your local fire/EMS departments
would be there to respond to
your emergency.
But if you live in the Village
of Brooklyn, you may have to
wait for help even though the fire
station and ambulance service
are just blocks away. Residents
learned at an emergency meeting Dec. 21 that the Village
Board has voted to withdraw
from the Brooklyn Fire and EMS
Protection District as of Dec. 31,
2017. No plan was given by the
board as how to move forward.
If Evansville or Belleville were
to be contracted for services,
local Brooklyn volunteers would
respond to any emergency, however as mutual aid they would
not be called until the primary
response district (Evansville or
Belleville) requested aid. Any
cost incurred for an emergency
call would be increased due to
mutual aid status and agreements.
The district board voted to
increase the village contribution
for EMS services from $15 to
$60 per capita. The reason given
for voting to withdraw is due to
a disagreement in the contract
language. It was stated at the

Dec. 21 village board and district

meetings its not about the money; its about the language in the
Anyone that has worked on a
budget knows that when you set
aside monies for projects, you
count of all those involved to
make good on that contract and
contribute their fair share. As
of now, the Village has not paid
their share of the 2016 budget
($53,000). Residents in attendance at these meetings stated
that they had checked with their
homeowners insurance companies and with the mutual aid
status, the cost of their insurance
would double or triple. In addition to the residences, Brooklyn
has an elementary school and
several businesses that rely on
public safety protection.
Town of Oregon chairman
Wayne Ace will chair a mutual
meeting of the village and district boards at the Oregon Town
Hall at 6:30p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 18. It is open to the public.
This is an opportunity for Village
of Brooklyn residents to learn
about the withdrawal plan and
its effect on their lives and the
public safety.
Chris Johnson,
Town of Oregon

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From the Editors Desk

Police reports are back,

and we hope its for good

or every newspaper reader

who thinks we have too
much of one thing, theres
another who just cant do without.
For some people, thats the
local sports. For others, its
government or schools stories.
Some readers love human-interest features about local citizens,
organizations and charity efforts
or photos of local kids.
For most of
the past year,
the Observer
has drastically
one particular
interest group,
and its a big
one those
who like to
read the police
I dont want to get too deep
into where the fault lies its
a combination of things, really
but the good news is we are
finally comfortable saying the
police reports are back and better
than they have been for years.
Its been a months-long process to work out an arrangement
that ensures timely access to the
right information so we can keep
readers up to date. Its involved
several meetings and discussions, including one with the
police chief, village president,
village attorney, village administrator, two police staffers and
two Observer representatives all
in the same room.
To that point, the Observer
would like to thank Chief Brian
Uhl for his cooperation. Though
citizens and the media are entitled to the information weve
sought, accessing it regularly in
a timely fashion requires a good
relationship with the department.
Its been a complicated process
because of changes in the departments records-management systems, something weve seen in
every community we serve.
As departments have strived to
simplify records collection and
maintenance for their officers
and front-office staff so more

time is spent in the field and

taxpayer money isnt wasted
the days of the easily accessible
public day logs have faded. Or
else the information contained
has become useless.
In Oregons case, the last log
books were printed in full in
March 2016, and weve been
working since then to find an
appropriate substitute. We finally
came up with an arrangement
in mid-November and had the
department send us that months
records, which we then printed
this week.
After getting three batches
of them, we concluded this was
a process that would work in
the long term, making this our
announcement to you. The initial
batch is small, as we work out
some kinks with the system, but
you can expect to see those grow
as time goes on and both we and
the department settle into what
weve established.
The Observer staff felt it
necessary to make such an
announcement not only to
explain the time lapse in our
reports from April 1-Oct. 31
but because of how important
it can be to present this information to people, both directly and
Readers consume this information for a variety of reasons
ranging from bona fide concerns
to mere curiosity.
Many use the reports to get
a sense of what sort of crimes
happen where, to get a feel for
Certainly Oregon doesnt have
any crime hotbeds, but if theres
a rash of vehicle break-ins or
vandalism, for example, timely
reports can be cathartic or preventative. If theres a neighborhood that becomes a repeat victim, it might be an area to avoid
when choosing your next home
or at least one that warrants extra
safety measures.
And if youve ever seen the
police lights flashing on your
block, you know how much you
care what the nature of the incident was, even if you dont need

the details.
No doubt for some its just
good, old-fashioned entertainment reading about oddball
incidents, laughing at callers
overreactions or misjudgments
or simply providing a healthy
dose of snoopy reality. But even
at that, its something people
expect from their newspapers.
For us, it goes a step further.
Ensuring consistent access to
public records such as those is
part of having government agencies stay accountable to the people they represent.
Most do good work most of
the time, but the best prevention
for malfeasance something
thats unfortunately familiar in
Oregon is continued vigilance
through transparency.
And for the police department
itself, there are good reasons
to ensure this connection stays
Though providing these
records can be complicated, and
in some cases, time-consuming,
it helps keep the public well-informed. Its one piece of the
puzzle any police department
wants in order to build trust with
the citizens it is sworn to protect
and serve.
Ultimately, the department, the
newspaper and the readers are all
working toward the same goal:
a well-functioning community
that prevents crime and is comfortable calling the police when
Of course, this is still a new
era for us, and we expect there
to be some hiccups along the
way. So please, dont be shy
about providing feedback on the
reports were running whether
you like them or not.
And for those of you who
had been wondering where the
reports have been for the previous several months, thanks for
your patience.
Jim Ferolie is the editor of
the Oregon Observer, Stoughton
Courier Hub, Verona Press and
Fitchburg Star.

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January 5, 2017

Oregon Area Wellness Coalition

OAWC encourages healthy habits

Wellness Expo,
Resolution Redo
promote fitness

On the Web
For more information about the
Oregon Area Wellness Coalition,


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Three women who live

and work in the Oregon
community came together
five years ago to solve what
they saw as a major problem
in their community: how
to encourage people to be
A m y M i l l e r, O r eg o n
School District community
e d u c a t i o n c o o r d i n a t o r,
partnered with Oregon Pool
director Deb Bossingham
and Oregon Public Library
youth services librarian
Kelly Allen to form the
O r eg o n A r e a We l l n e s s
Everyone thought it

was the perfect time to get

together, Miller said. Back
then there were so many
conversations about getting
people involved.
OAWC meets monthly to
identify the communitys
evolving needs and
coordinate programs, such
as Resolution Redo and
t h e u p c o m i n g O r eg o n Brooklyn Wellness Expo.
When we meet, we
agreed that we dont want to
just sit and talk; we want to
do, Bossingham said.
Monthly events focus on
healthy habits for the mind
and body, since the group

realizes there are more

aspects to wellness than just
the physical.
Non-physical focused
activities, including events
like Pay it Forward and
New Years Eve celebration,
focus on connecting people
m o r e w i t h t h e O r eg o n
The Pay it Forward event,
which took place April
13-30, inspired participants
to commit random acts of
kindness for strangers. On
Dec. 30, the Oregon Library
held a New Years Eve Eve
Party that had superhero
crafts, face painting and a
photo booth. There also was
an event at the senior center
that had games and snacks.
The coalition also partners
with local organizations,
such as Friends of Anderson
Park, when they hosted a
candlelight hike at Anderson
Farm County Park in

November. The event saw

more than 300 attendees.
While all of the events
are considered to be familyfriendly, OAWC also creates
some for children to get
more involved with the
community. For example,
the Pokemon Go scavenger
hunt in August had kids
explore areas of Oregon,
like the pool and the library.
Even though the hunt was
inspired by the cellphone
app, cellphones werent
required to participate.
We w a n t t o c r e a t e
more community by
bringing people together,
Miller said. We want to
become more friendly
and reach more people by
partnering with other local
Contact Amber Levenhagen
at amber.levenhagen@

Redo revives New Years

resolutions with healthy challenges
Unified Newspaper Group

With the goal of promoting mental,

physical and spiritual wellness, the
Oregon Public Library and Oregon Area
Wellness Coalition created a method to
help people stick with their New Years
The program, called Resolution
Redo, began the week before
T h a n k s g iv i n g a n d e n c o u r a g e s
participants to meet their 2016 new year
goals that might have been abandoned,
and create new ones for 2017, with
adopting healthy habits that can carry
through into 2017. Participants also have
a chance to win a prize.
The program runs until Jan. 14, and
checklists can be picked up at locations
around Oregon, including the senior
center, library, pool or district office at
123 E. Grove St.
Even though it has a set end date,
organizers like youth services librarian
Kelly Allen hope the program will help
create healthy habits that can be used all
We have our challenge sheet that
details the resolutions, but we encourage
people to adapt (the resolutions) to
what suits them best so it can turn into a
lasting habit, she said.
Allen, with the help of the OAWC,
helped create the challenge. This is the
first year of the program, but she said it
will likely continue in upcoming years.
Other members of the OAWC include
the Oregon School District, the Oregon
Area Chamber of Commerce, faith
communities and multiple organizations
and businesses from Stoughton and

On the Web
To download Resolution Redo challenge sheets,

The challenge sheets list several
resolution ideas that are broken into
three categories: Discover, Healthy
Habits and Better Together. The sheets
challenge participants to try something
new and something healthy, like visiting
a new park or drinking 64 ounces of
water daily.
We want people to get to know their
community so they can take advantage
of the resources that are available, Allen
said. All of the (challenge sheet pick
up locations and challenge destinations)
locations have resources that can help
people accomplish the goals they set
from our lists.
There are three challenge levels to the
program, including one just for kids.
The other two levels have the same
categories, but different options.
Resolution Redo pushes participants
to complete one or multiple activities at
least five times until the challenge ends
on Jan. 14. Each five activities completed
will earn one entry slip to win one of
the 12 prizes valued at $100 or more,
donated by community sponsors. Allen
estimated more than 150 entries were
completed by the time of publication.
From Seussical musical tickets at
the Overture Center to a massage basket
from Stoughton Hospital, Allen said the

Find a more nutritious snack
Visit a new area park
Read a new author or series
Sleep 7.5 hours or more per
Stretch at least 5 minutes a day
Give someone a compliment
Talk to a neighbor you havent
met yet
Make someone laugh or smile
goal is to encourage healthy behaviors
by offering these prizes in exchange for
healthy habits.
We want people to be healthy
and successful without being aggressive
or focusing too much on physical
activities, said Allen. Mental and
spiritual wellness are two important
factors as well.
Resolution Redo continues through
Saturday, Jan. 14, which is also the
Oregon-Brooklyn Wellness Expo at
Oregon Middle School. The expo, which
runs from 9a.m. to noon, will have free
health screenings for blood pressure,
blood sugar and bone density, as well as
activities such as Zumba, chair massages
and reflexology.

Wellness expo is Jan. 14 at OMS

Event will focus on health,
community connections
T h e O r e g o n A r e a We l l n e s s
Coalition is coordinating with the
Village of Brooklyn recreation
committee to hold a wellness expo
from 9a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan.
14, at Oregon Middle School, 601
Pleasant Oak Dr. The family-friendly
event and all services are free.
The Oregon-Brooklyn Wellness
Expo will feature more than 25 local
organizations and businesses, such
as Anytime Fitness, the Oregon Pool
and Stoughton Hospital, that offer

such as stress relief, green living

and healthy eating. Services include
free eye glasses adjustments, chair
massages, reflexology and health
What: Oregon-Brooklyn Wellness
screenings for blood pressure, blood
sugar and bone density.
Where: Oregon Middle School, 601
Activities include a Zumba class at
Pleasant Oak Dr.
9:15a.m., followed by a Zumba Gold
class at 10a.m. A mindfulness class
When: 9a.m. to noon, Saturday,
is at 10:30a.m., with pickleball and
Jan. 14
bean bag toss games at 10:45a.m.,
Info: oregonpubliclibrary.org/oawc
ending with a more intense Zumba
class called STRONG at 11a.m.
Healthy treats and flavored water
healthy opportunities for community will be served, and there will also be
door prizes.
There will be information on topics
Amber Levenhagen

If You Go

Oregon Observer

From page
to stage
Outside Mullingar
play club is Jan. 17

R e a d i t . Wa t c h i t .
Discuss it.
T h a t s w h a t O r eg o n
Public Library is
encouraging people to
do for the From Page
to Stage Play Club of
Outside Mullingar its
hosting from 6:30 to 8p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17. The
event, organized through
the Forward Theater
Company Play Club, is
free, open to the public and
geared for teens and older.
Outside Mullingar
is a play by John Patrick
Shanley about how its
never too late to take a
chance on love. In it,
Anthony and Rosemary are
facing down middle age
from neighboring farms
in rural Ireland. Only a
strip of land separates
these eccentric souls, but
with a feud simmering
between their families,
these introverted misfits
will need to overcome
a childhood grudge and
years of stubborn pride to
find happiness.
To get involved with the
play club, sign up online,
check out a script and study
guide and then head to the
library for scene readings
and discussion on Jan. 17.

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If You Go
What: Outside
Mullingar play club
When: 6:30-8p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Where: Oregon Public
Library, 256 Brook St.
Info: oregonpubliclibrary.
The conversation will be
led by a Forward Theater
Company artist, and
scenes from the play will
be read aloud by its actors.
A limited number of
copies of the script are
available for checkout.
Discussion questions
are available online or
at the library. Space for
the discussion is limited,
so those interested must
register in advance online
at oregonpubliclibrary.org/
There will be three other
play club events for each
show hosted at various
libraries around Dane
County, made possible by
Beyond the Page, Madison
Community Foundation,
Dane Arts Commission
and the Wisconsin
Humanities Council.
Samantha Christian

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40th Janesville
Antique Show & Sale
January 7-8, 2017

Pontiac Convention Center

2809 N. Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI 53545

Sat. 9-5 Sun 10-3:30

$5.00 admission with 16 & under free

35 experienced dealers with a wide array of quality
antiques and collectibles
RETURNING! Mary Lous Crystal & China repair on site.
Bring in your chipped & broken heirlooms.
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January 5, 2017


Oregon Observer

Coming up


Trumpland discussion

10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. Lunch

is available after the music.
The duo plays traditional, folk,
p o p u l a r, I r i s h , s t a n d a r d s a n d
original music on guitars, mandolin,
harmonica and ukulele.
To register for the free program,
call 835-5801.

Oregon Area Progressives will

hold an open mic night from 6-8
p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Firefly
Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.
At 6 p.m. there will be a screening
of Michael Moore in Trumpland,
followed by a discussion led by Matt
Rothschild from The Progressive Friends of Brooklyn Fire/EMS
The January meeting of the Friends
F o r i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t of the Brooklyn Fire/EMS will be
held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11,
at the Brooklyn Fire Station.
Dance party
Plans for future fundraising ideas
The library will hold a dance party and ways to assist the departments
for youngsters ages 2-6 from 10-10:45 will also be discussed.
a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, Tuesday, Jan.
For information or if you are unable
11 and Friday, Jan. 13.
to attend the meeting but would like
Get your little dancing shoes on to become involved, contact Dave
for kid favorites like the Chicken Hall at davehall@tds.net.
Dance and Happy.
Diabetes program
For information, call 835-3656.
The senior center will host a
Casey and Greg
diabetes informational presentation at
Acoustic musicians Casey and Greg 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12.
will perform at the senior center at

Courtney Titus, diabetic nurse

practitioner with SSM Health, will
talk about counting carbohydrates and
the glycemic index of foods to help
people with diabetes better manage
their blood sugars.
To register for the free program,
call 835-5801.

Tax appointments
Oregon Public Library, 256 Brook
St., will host VITA (Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance) volunteers from noon
to 5 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 12 and 19
to set up future appointments for free
basic tax return filing. Appointments
must be made in person.
Appointments fill up extremely fast,
according to VITA. Appointments
will be reserved Jan. 26 through April
6, Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m. and
alternating Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1
For information or to see if you
qualify, visit revenue.wi.gov/pages/

Thursday, January 5

Club: Make Stuff with Yarn (grades

6 p.m., Sewing program (register), K-6), library, 835-3656
6:30 p.m. Oregon School
library, 835-3656
6:30-8 p.m., Living Trust workshop, Board meeting, Rome Corners
Intermediate School, 835-4700
Krause Donovan Estate Law
Partners, 116 Spring St., 268-5751
Tuesday, January 10
10-10:45 a.m., Dance Party for
Friday, January 6
Young Ones (ages 2-6), library, 835 6-8 p.m., Oregon Area
Progressives Open Mic, Firefly
6-7:30 p.m., Create Oregon!
Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St.,
Homemade Looms (teens and
adults), library, 835-3656

Saturday, January 7

Sunday, January 8

1 p.m., Movie: The Meddler,

senior center, 835-5801

Monday, January 9

3:15-4:30 p.m., Young Creators

Brooklyn Lutheran Church

101 Second Street, Brooklyn

(608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke
9 a.m. Holy Communion
10 a.m. Fellowship

Community of Life Lutheran


PO Box 233, Oregon

(608) 286-3121, office@
Pastor Jim McCoid
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry
Parkway, Oregon

Brooklyn Community United

Methodist Church

201 Church Street, Brooklyn

(608) 455-3344
Pastor George Kaminski
9 a.m. Worship (Nov.-April)
10:30 a.m. Worship (May-Oct.)

Faith Evangelical Lutheran


Community calendar

8-10:30 a.m., Anderson Park

Friends bonfire work day, Anderson
Farm County Park, 914 Union Road,
7-11 a.m., Red Cross blood drive,
St. Johns Lutheran Church, 625 E.
Netherwood St., 1-800-733-2767

All Saints Lutheran Church

2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg

(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
8:30 a.m. classic service
10:45 a.m. new song service

Wednesday, January 11

9-11 a.m., Rubber Stamping

Cards with Katie ($10, register by
Jan . 9), senior center, 835-5801
10-10:45 a.m., Dance Party for
Young Ones (ages 2-6), library,
10-11:30 a.m., Living Trust
workshop, Krause Donovan Estate
Law Partners, 116 Spring St., 2685751
10:45 a.m., Casey and Greg
music (register), senior center,

Community cable listings

Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels:
WOW #983 & ORE #984
Phone: 291-0148 Email: oregoncableaccess@charter.net
Website: ocamedia.com Facebook: ocamediawi
New programs daily at 1 p.m.
and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 5
WOW: Movie: Made
for Each Other (1939)
ORE: OHS Band @ WI
State Capitol (of March

Monday, Jan. 9
WOW: Village Board
Meeting LIVE 5 p.m.
ORE: Oregon School
District Board Meeting
LIVE 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 6
WOW: Oregon Police
& Fire Dept. Football
Game (of Nov. 2016)
Basketball vs. Edgewood
(of Jan. 2)

Tuesday, Jan. 10
WOW: Rebel Retirees
@ Senior Center (of Sept.
ORE: OHS Boys Soccer
vs Milton Playoffs (of
Oct. 27, 2016)

Saturday, Jan. 7
Homecoming Parade (of
Sept. 2016)
ORE: OHS Football vs.
Edgewood (of Sept. 9,

Wednesday, Jan. 11
Lighthouses Presentation
@ Senior Center (of Oct.
ORE: OHS Boys Soccer
vs. Elkhorn Playoffs (of
Oct. 29, 2016)

Sunday, Jan. 8
WOW: St. Johns Thursday, Jan. 12
Lutheran Church Service
WOW: Village Board
ORE: OHS Football vs. Meeting (of Jan. 9)
Reedsburg (of Oct. 7,
ORE: Oregon School
District Board Meeting
(of Jan. 9)

Call 835-6677 to advertise on the

Oregon Observer Church Page

3:30-5:30 p.m., Computer Class:
Protecting You and Your PC ($20),
senior center, 835-5801
6:30 p.m., Friends of the Brooklyn
Fire/EMS meeting, Brooklyn Fire
Station, davehall@tds.net

Thursday, January 12

Noon to 5 p.m., Volunteer Income

Tax Assistance appointment
scheduling, library, 835-3656
1 p.m., Diabetes informational
presentation, senior center, 8355801
6-7 p.m., Best in Show App Class
(register), library, 835-3656

Friday, January 13

10-10:45 a.m., Dance Party for

Young Ones (ages 2-6), library,

Saturday, January 14

9 a.m. to noon, Oregon-Brooklyn

Wellness Expo, Oregon Middle
School, 601 Pleasant Oak Dr.,

Senior center
Monday, January 9
Chicken Alfredo over
Whole Wheat Fettucine
Garden Blend
Orange Mix
Bread Stick
Vanilla Ice Cream
VO: Veggie Alfredo
Tuesday, January 10
Chili, Crackers
Tossed Greens with
Tomatoes and Dressing
Fruit Cocktail
Key Lime Tart
VO: Veggie Chili
Wednesday, January 11
Mushroom Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Oriental Blend
Sliced Pears
Enriched Bread
Vanilla Pudding
VO: Baked Potato with
Cheese Sauce
SO: Chicken Ranch Salad
Thursday, January 12
My Meal, My Way
Smokehouse (drop in
between 11:30 a.m. and
1 p.m.)
Friday, January 13
Pepper Steak with
Brown Rice
Broccoli Flowerets
Whole Wheat Bread
Fruit Cocktail in Jell-O
with topping
VO: Veggie Pepper
*Contains Pork

Monday, January 9
MorningDiabetic Foot Care
9:00 CLUB
9:00 Planning Committee
10:00 Dominoes
10:30 StrongWomen
11:45 Eyeglass Adjustments
1:00 Get Fit
1:30 Bridge
3:30 Weight Loss Support
Tuesday, January 10
8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced
9:00 Wii Bowling
9:45 Zumba Gold
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
5:30 StrongWomen
Wednesday, January 11
9:00 CLUB
9:00 Cards with Katie
10:45 Casey and Greg
1:00 Get Fit
1:00 Euchre
2:00 Knit/Crochet Group
3:30 Protecting You and Your PC
Computer Class
Thursday, January 12
MorningChair Massage
8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced
9:00 Pool Players
9:00 COA
9:45 Zumba Gold
10:30 StrongWomen
12:30 Shopping at Bills
1:00 Diabetes Information
1:00 Cribbage
5:30 StrongWomen
Friday, January 13
9:00 CLUB
9:30 Blood Pressure
9:45 Gentle Yoga
11:00 Chair Yoga
1:00 Get Fit
1:00 Dominoes
2:00 Grief Support

143 Washington Street, Oregon

(608) 835-3554
Pastor Karl Hermanson
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Holy Communion 2nd & last

First Presbyterian Church

408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of

CC), Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 - fpcoregonwi.org
Pastor Kathleen Owens
10 a.m. Service
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11 a.m. Fellowship
11:15 a.m. Adult Education

Fitchburg Memorial UCC

5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Church ECLA

Central Campus: Raymond Road and

Whitney Way
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and10:45 a.m.
Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy.
PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona
SUNDAY - 9 &10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
Worship (608) 271-6633

Hillcrest Bible Church

752 E. Netherwood, Oregon

Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
(608) 835-7972, www.hbclife.com
8:30 a.m. worship at the Hillcrest
Campus and 10:15 a.m. worship with
Childrens ministries, birth 4th grade

Holy Mother of Consolation

Catholic Church

651 N. Main Street, Oregon

Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
(608) 835-5763
SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship

Peoples United Methodist


103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon

Pastor Jason Mahnke
(608)835-3755, www.peoplesumc.org
Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and Sunday
school; 10:30 a.m. Worship

St. Johns Lutheran Church

625 E. Netherwood, Oregon

Pastor Paul Markquart (Lead Pastor)
(608) 835-3154
SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship
9:15-10:15 a.m. Education Hour

Vineyard Community Church

Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105

S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob Groth,
(608) 513-3435, welcometovineyard.
SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship

Zwingli United Church of Christ


At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB

Rev. Sara Thiessen
(608) 845-5641
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Family Worship

Support groups
Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, First
Presbyterian Church,
every Monday and
Friday at 7 p.m.
Caregiver Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, third
Monday of each month
at 9 a.m.
Diabetes Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, second
Thursday of each month
at 1:30 p.m.
Parents Supporting
Parents, LakeView
Church, Stoughton, third
Tuesday of every month
from 6:30-8 p.m.

Relationship & Divorce

Support Group, State
Bank of Cross Plains,
every other Monday at
6:30 p.m.
Veterans Group,
Oregon Area Senior
Center, every second
Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Weight-Loss Support
Group, Oregon Area
Senior Center, every
Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Navigating Life Elder
Support Group, Peoples
United Methodist
Church, 103 N. Alpine
Pkwy., every first
Monday at 7 p.m.

Learn Something New Every Day

The advice to learn something new every day
is akin to saving something for a rainy day, since
skills and knowledge are powerful tools which
we will someday need. We just dont know when.
You never know when those Spanish classes will
pay off, but you can rest assured that you will
eventually run into someone who speaks Spanish
but doesnt speak English. Learning also satisfies
what psychologists call stimulus drives, that is,
drives such as curiosity and a desire for novelty
which make us more open to the world around us
and more competent in our interactions with the
world. A former professor of mine used to say
that knowledge was like the empty bags from the
grocery store that we keep under the sink. We dont
know when, but we know we will eventually use
them. So, besides the inherent joy and interest that
comes from learning something new, its money in
the bank that will pay healthy dividends.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge,
for the ears of the wise seek it out.
Proverbs 18:15 NIV

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226 ungsportseditor@wcinet.com

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237 sportsreporter@wcinet.com
Fax: 845-9550


Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Oregon Observer

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Player of the

Ehn-Howland takes
fifth at Mid-States

From Dec. 28-Jan. 2

Assistant sports editor

Parker Ehn-Howland was one

of three Oregon wrestlers to earn
medals Dec. 28-29 at the MidStates Wrestling Classic at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Ehn-Howland took fifth at 170
pounds, and Robbie Ruth (160)
and Devin Keast (152) finished
seventh and eighth, respectively.
The Panthers took 24th out of 43
teams with 77 points.
Ehn-Howland defeated Thomas
McManaway (Whitewater) 5-2 in
his fifth-place match and was 5-2
for the tournament. He won his
first two matches over Jake Schultz (West Allis Central) and Jacob
Holous (Downers Grove South,
Ill.) before falling in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Parker
Keckeisen (Nicolet) ranked third
in Wisconsin.
Ehn-Howland had a shot at
the third-place match but fell in a
thrilling double overtime battle to
Devin Parrish (Wauconda, Ill.).
Ruth won the seventh-place
match 3-2 over Joey Perrigo
(Brookwood). He was 4-2.
Keast also made a seventh-place
match, but was defeated 5-0 by
Ben DeWitt (Brookwood). He was
3-3 in the tournament.
Steele Mellum (120) and Connor Brickley (126) both finished

Name: Zak Roskos

Grade: Sophomore
photo by Evan Halpop

Senior guard Christian Bultman (3) fights to regain control of the ball in the first half Tuesday against
Madison Edgewood. Oregon lost the game 53-50 in overtime.

Boys basketball

A basket short

No one cracked double-digits

for the Oregon boys basketball
which went on the road Thursday and lost to non-conference
Westosha Central by 16.
Brett Wannebo led the Panthers
with eight points in the 49-33
loss. Michael Landry, Ethan Victorson and Christian Bauman
each added six.

Tre Williams led all scorers

with 12 points. Joey Gilliand and
Cooper Brinkman chipped in
nine and eight, respectively for
the Falcons.

Edgewood 53,
Oregon 50 (OT)
Oregon hosted conference rival

Madison Edgewood and fell one

basket short in a 53-50 overtime
The Panthers dropped to 3-5
overall and 0-3 in the Badger
South with the loss, while Edgewood improved to 4-4 (2-1 conference).
- Jeremy Jones

Sport: Boys hockey

Position: Forward
Highlights: scored seven goals and
assisted on four more last week as
Oregon won the Northwest Icemen tournament in Barron.
Honorable mentions: Aeryn Olson (girls
hockey) scored a hat trick Jan. 31 in
a 7-1 win over the Beaver Dam co-op.
The victory helped the Icebergs win the
Hodagland for the first time in three
years; Parker Ehn-Howland (wrestling)
finished 5-2 and took fifth at 170 pounds
in the Mid-States Classic Dec. 28-29 at
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Boys hockey

Panthers remain undefeated as

they skate to Icemen trophy

The Stoughton girls hockey co-op won the Hodagland Holiday tournament last week for the first time in three years.

Submitted photo

Girls hockey

Icebergs end drought in Rhinelander

Sports editor

Stoughton Icebergs girls hockey

co-op beat the Beaver Dam/Randolph
twice in as many days for its first two
wins of the season. More importantly,
the victories helped propel the Icebergs
(2-10-0) to their first Hodagland Holiday tournament championship in three
Having beaten the Golden Beaver/
Randolph co-op inside Rhinelander Ice
Arena by a just a goal the day before,
Stoughton dominated the Golden Beavers with a 7-1 victory in Fridays championship game.
A whooping cough outbreak in
Rhinelander forced the Oneida County Health Department to shut down all
Rhinelander school activities until Jan.
2. Viroqua opted out because they lost
too many girls to holiday vacations,
and the final team folded, Icebergs head
coach Matt Gallagher said.
After all that, the tournament was left
with three teams. Stoughton also had

three winners in the skills competition

as well.
Aeryn Olson scored a hat trick and
Teagan Rupiper added a goal and two
assists in the first period Friday as the
Icebergs scored five times en route to
the blowout. Rupiper added a second
goal in the second period. Moccero had
four assists, while Urso added a goal
and an assist.
Nisius turned away 22 of 23 shots
on goal, while Rebecca Avaolos had 22
saves for the Golden Beavers.
Stoughton opened the tournament
with a 7-6 win over Beaver Dam on
Sydney Urso scored twice in the first
period, but Stoughton needed to fight
back for a 7-6 win with two goals in the
final stanza.
The Vikings led 5-4 through two periods before Alyssa Heim tied the game
with her third goal of the game, 1:36
into the third period.
Stoughton regained the lead five
minutes later thanks to a Kaitryn Olson
short-handed goal. Nicole Williams

gave the Icebergs a much-needed twogoal lead a little over two minutes later.
Heim scored with four minutes
remaining, but the Golden Beavers were
unable to find the equalizer as Stoughton goalie McKenzie Nisius finished
with 34 saves.

Medford 6, Stoughton 4
The Icebergs followed that up with a
6-4 loss to the Medford Raiders.
Stoughton fell behind 4-1 in the first
period and clawed back to 4-3 before
Medford iced the win with Emily Schafers third and fourth goals of the game
over the final 22 minutes.
Sophia Moccero had two goals in the
loss, while Taylor Nisius and Kaitryn
Olson each added one.
McKenzie Nisius finished the game
with 33 saves.

Icebergs, Lakeshore
The Icebergs hosted the Lakeshore
Lightning co-op Tuesday.
No stats were available by the Observers print deadline.

Oregon boys hockey outscored the opposition 23-6

over the three-day Icemen
holiday tournament last week
to bring home the champion
trophy from Barron.
The Panthers scored five
times in the first period Friday
to roll 7-1 over the host Northwest Icemen in the championship game.
Zak Roskos scored a goal
and set up two more and Alex
Verhagen had a goal and an
assist in the first period for
Oregon. Roskos finished the
game with two goals, while
defenseman Lucas Hefty added a goal and an assist as the
Panthers (10-0-1) remained
undefeated on the season.

Oregon 6, Becker co-op 1

Oregon scored in every
period Wednesday to knock
off Becker/Big Lake 6-1 in the
opening round on Wednesday.
Still, Becker/Big Lake took
the lead four minutes into the
first period before Panther
senior defenseman Lucas
Hefty answered in the sixth
minute with a power-play
goal. Freshman Laszlo Orosz added the first goal of his
career 2 minutes later and
Oregon never looked back,
scoring six unanswered goals
to remain undefeated.
Zak Roskos had a pair
of goals in the third period,
including the teams third

power play goal. Tyler Damon

also scored on the man-advantage where Oregon went
Panthers goaltender Henry
Roskos finished the game with
14 saves, while Zach Piehl
had 50 for Becker/Big Lake.

Oregon 10, La Crosse 4

Oregon faced the La Crosse
Central co-op in its closest
game of the tournament on
Thursday, prevailing 10-4.
Alex Verhagen scored in all
three periods, including a pair
of goals in the first and third
period Wednesday for the
Panthers. Zak Roskos scored
twice and assisted on three
more and Calvin Schneider
setup six goals.
Oregon led 4-3 after the first
period but extended its lead
to 8-3 behind two goals from
Zak Roskos in the second
Henry Roskos stopped
12 of 15, while Jacob Ayers
turned away seven of eight.
Willem Alvarado made 28
saves. Gunnar Snyder added
two saves in relief for the Red
Oregon (2-0-0) returns to
Badger South Conference
action at 8:30p.m. Thursday
inside Hartmeyer Ice Arena
against Monona Grove (1-10).
- Jeremy Jones

January 5, 2017


Oregon Observer

Oregon area stories to watch in 2017

1. Civic campus planning
Theres no cost or timeline yet,
but 2017 should bring important
progress for the Villages civic
campus plan anyway.
Village officials anticipate
receiving a report that the villages municipal planners have
been working on for the past year,
and officials have also been working with their financial consultant
to determine the best way of paying for whats expected to be a
large and expensive project.
The civic campus is likely to
include a new and larger library
and senior center, along with
major improvements to Village
Hall. The village took a big step
in laying the groundwork for a
civic campus last week when it
closed on the purchase of the former Methodist Church property
on North Main Street the possible site of a new library.
The next big step is the financial report on the five-year capital
improvement plan, because we
have things other than just the civic campus plan to deal with, and
we want to be reasonable in how
we impact village taxes, Village
President Steve Staton explained.
We kept the increase under $60
this year, and I think that would
be an ongoing goal.
Once the village receives the
CIP, officials anticipate being able
to answer some key questions
related to the civic campus: What
are we going to do, when are we
going to do it, and how much will
it cost?
Thats the big one, Staton
Its difficult to know when construction would begin on a library
or the cost of it, but the facility
needs to increase its size and volume of materials by the time the
village population reaches 10,000
in order to continue qualifying for
Dane County financial assistance.
Bill Livick

2. Another hotel discussion

A plan to build a hotel on the
villages south side fell through
last year, but hopes for a new
hotel were revived with the news
that an Oregon family is looking
into building a 75-room hotel on
Park Street, also on the south side.
Nothing has come before the
Village Board yet, but the Coyle
family is conducting soil borings
to determine the possibility of

offered to be the builder with his

company Supreme Structures,
Inc., and Brooklyn resident Jeff
Groenier, of Concepts In Architecture, LLC, agreed to be the
architect. Bertler said once plans
are complete and ready for bidding, OCRN hopes to engage
many of the local building trades
in the Oregon area for additional
help as for labor and their services.
To help build momentum for
Rendering courtesy Concepts In Architecture LLC
the project, OCRN is planning
The proposed Oregon Area Food Pantry building is a total of 4,232 square a fundraising concert featurfeet and could be built on a section of land owned by Peoples United
ing classic rock band QUEST at
Methodist Church on North Alpine Parkway. Oregon Community Resource Headquarters on Jan. 27. OCRN
Network has set a goal of $750,000 for building costs and the first two
also set up a donation page on its
years of operating costs.
website, oregoncrn.com.
building a hotel at the intersecThe food pantry has served
tion of Park Street and Rosewood Oregon School District residents
Samantha Christian
Avenue. Theyre also looking into for two decades, and in that time
constructing an apartment com- the number of families needing
plex on a lot south of the potential assistance has more than doubled 4. OSD projects near
hotel site. Both would be in an to about 150.
existing TIF district.
The proposed building would
At Oregon Middle School and
Theyre looking at a site more than triple its current size at
High School, 2017 will
near where the recent hotel was 1092 Union Road, a 1,200-squarebe
year for the Oregon
planned, but its not so hemmed foot warehouse donated by Charin as the first site that went away, lene and Ed Hefty 15 years ago. School Districts recent push to
Staton explained.
Although theyve been grateful upgrade and modernize learning
Developing a hotel has been on for the space, since 2013 food spaces.
Those two schools are the sites
the villages wish list for years pantry leaders have sought a
because it would help promote building that is larger, more invit- of the ongoing, final phase of
economic development while pro- ing and easier to find for patrons construction stemming from the
$54.6 million capital projects
viding visitors a place to stay in and volunteers.
The new building would be referendums in 2014. Some of
wheelchair-accessible and have the areas to be built or renovated
Bill Livick more space for parking and stor- later this year include additional
age. It would also include tem- classrooms for STEAM (Science,
perature control (the current Technology, Engineering, Art and
3. Food pantry aims for new building lacks air conditioning), a Math) programming.
The new areas are designed for
waiting area, a loading and sortbuilding
increased focus in the district
ing area, a walk-in cooler and
The Oregon Area Food Pantry freezer, shopping area, meeting on construction and creativity,
could have a new home in 2017 room, administrative office space including Makerspace buildif the community quickly meets a and restrooms.
ing areas to link the schools and
fundraising goal.
OAFP board members said in a community that OSD superintenThe project would cost an statement they are looking for- dent Brian Busler said are a cutestimated $750,000 for build- ward to offering a broader selec- ting-edge learning tool.
ing costs, furniture, fixtures and tion of food and personal needs,
We know that is critical to
the first two years of operating along with space to work with our long-term success and to the
expenses. But if the community people to find assistance in other creativity of getting kids to build
things again, he said.
can come up with $300,000, an areas of need beyond food.
anonymous investor pledged to
The puzzle will start to come
The project has been a coopertogether
at the high school in
fill the gap.
ative effort between OAFP and
The proposed 4,232-square- the Oregon Community Resource 2017, following completion of a
foot, single-story building would Network, a nonprofit with a mis- two-story classroom addition latbe located on a section of land sion to educate and fundraise for er this month, in time for second
owned by Peoples United Meth- the basic needs of people living semester.
odist Church, adjacent to its north in the Oregon community. HelpThe final touches are being
parking lot along North Alpine ing build a new food pantry is completed and new furniture will
Parkway, pending church and vil- OCRNs first and only priority at be arriving shortly, OHS princilage approval. If funds are raised this time.
pal Jim Pliner told the Observer
by Feb. 1, crews could break
Part of that process has also in an email.
ground by April or May and be been building connections, some
The south addition, includfinished by fall.
a new secure main entrance,
of which have come in the form
OAFP board members hope of in-kind donations from local new main offices, professional
thats the case so patrons dont residents to knock down the costs development center and new fitness room and locker rooms, will
have to endure another winter of the project.
waiting in line outside a cramped
Oregon resident and OCRN be completed in late April. The
warehouse in the cold.
b o a r d m e m b e r D a n B e r t l e r OASIS addition the districts

alternative high school should

be complete in late April as well.
A significant STEAM remodeling project is scheduled this
summer for the former math
classroom area, and several science classrooms will be renovated
and the library will be remodeled,
with areas surrounding the library
to be renovated to create collaborative spaces for flexible learning, Pliner said. Additionally, the
cafeteria will be re-designed for
more efficient flow, and a desperately needed storage building
will also be completed over the
Pliner told the Observer earlier this school year that the new
spaces will create a state-of-theart high school, with an emphasis on flexible learning spaces
and collaborative areas (that) will
allow us to expand our belief in
the value of student engaged and
student driven learning.
At the middle school, work on
new, secure entrances and administrative offices wrapped up last
January, and the final stage of
classroom remodeling is slated
for completion in March.
The spaces will include new
band, orchestra, choir and a science/STEAM classrooms wing on
the west side of the building. The
project includes energy conservation measures, with a geothermal
heating system and solar panels
on the roof top.
Scott De Laruelle

5. Jefferson Crossing could

begin construction
A facelift of Jefferson Street
near Main Street could begin as
soon as March this year.
The developer of a proposed
three-story apartment complex, with the potential for new
retail shops on the ground floor,
unveiled a request for $750,000
in tax incremental financing
assistant in late December. The
villages financial advisors are
reviewing the request, which is
the next big thing to talk about
at the Village Board level, Staton
That project is moving right
along and has broad support from
the board and the village staff, he
added. Itll be a huge boost for
Developer Brett Reimen told
the Observer demolition of the
buildings on the site would begin
in March or April, and he would
hope to complete construction in
spring 2018.
Bill Livick

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Jamming together

Honorable mentions

Children and their caregivers got to

sing and play along with Eliza Tyksinski
Friday, Dec. 16, at the Family Jamming
Music Together event at the Oregon
Public Library. Tyksinski led the group
on bells and other instruments, along
with short songs that involved movement.
Scott Girard

Scott De Laruelle

Referendum effects
For the past few years,
Oregon School District
administrators, board members and staff have said a
new teacher compensation
plan would help retain and
recruit the best possible
educators in a newly competitive environment. This
year will be the first to put
those assertions to the test.
In November, voters in
the Oregon School District
overwhelmingly approved
a $1.5 million recurring
referendum to fund a new
teacher compensation plan.
The first such compensation plan approved after Act
10, it was meant to keep
OSD competitive in wages
and benefits for educators.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Public
Instruction, in 2015, OSD
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Lulu, 3, and Stephania Ahern, of Oregon, follow Eliza Tyksinski in shaking

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Anna Golden,
3, of Oregon,
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one of the

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Joshua Welch, 2, of Oregon, shakes some

bells around his wrist.

Town zoning opt out

Area town officials will
have to make a big decision
in 2017 related to zoning.
T h e s t a t e l eg i s l a t u r e
passed a law in 2016 allowing towns in Dane County
to opt-out of county zoning regulations and replace
them with a set of regulations agreed to by the opting out towns.
Town officials will have
to notify the county of their
intent and the Town Board
would have to pass an ordinance to actually opt out of
the countys zoning procedures.
The county criticized
the state law change, but
it passed nonetheless with
strong support from the
Dane County Towns Association.
If local towns opt out, it
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told the Observer that after he was

sworn in early in September, he
thought about how the district
could support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, because the district is
known for recognizing and sponsoring that.
One of the first things I thought
about doing was getting the group
here to wear the pink T-shirts that
support breast cancer awareness, he
recalled. I told them the fire district
administration would support that,
and instead of wearing our dress
blues that month everybody would
wear the breast cancer awareness

Linzmeier explained when he

asked the fire association which
organization they would like to
donate the money to, they told me
about Darlene having cancer.
Then by unanimous decision of
the members present, we decided
to give it to the Carbone Center on
behalf of Darlene, he said.
Groenier is upbeat and plans to
run for another two-year term on the
Village Board. She also continues to
walk her dog twice a day, she said.
She told the Observer that cancer
is something that you never think
would happen to you, and Im going
to try to overcome it all.
I might not, but Im gonna try,
Groenier said.

I thought once I got over the

breast cancer Id be done, she added. I guess it could have gone to my
brain or my bloodstream, but it went
to my lungs.
Groenier doesnt have to do chemotherapy or radiation again, she
said, adding that surgery isnt an
option because the disease is in both
of her lungs.
Still, she remains optimistic.
There are always better days
ahead, and I will fight this naughty
disease, she wrote. I just wanted
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a great department the Oregon Firefighter EMT Association is.
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The name of the Oregon

School Boards latest position paper was The Path
Forward, and for the Oregon School District, that
path will continue to take
shape in 2017.
The 18-page paper
the eighth released by the
school board since the early
1990s culminated nearly two years of work by
district administrators and
board members.
The paper calls for the
school leadership teams at
each school to implement
the districts strategic plan
and to report annually to
the school board, but the
effects of the new guidelines could come into play
this year. In August, school
b o a r d p r e s i d e n t S t ev e
Zach, who brought the idea
to the board in 2014 and
helped shepherd the project
through several revisions,
said there are several ideas
from the paper that could
be implemented in the near
future, including individual
learning plans for each student, capstone projects
for graduating high school
seniors and a re-examination of the school day and
the school year.
Oregon School District superintendent Brian
Busler told the Observer
earlier this school year that
the document will guide
staff work for the next 10

ranked 16th out of 19 other districts in the county or

Oregons conference (aside
from Edgewood) in teacher
The measure was also
designed to fix a growing
problem of compression
in teachers pay scale, as to
keep up with recruiting top
young teachers, the district
raised its minimum annual
starting salary to $40,000.
This solved one problem
but created another, as new
teachers were then making
nearly as much as those
who have taught in the district for several years.
O E A p r e s i d e n t Tr a cey Leider said in an email
to the Observer this week
we are definitely going to
have more teachers looking to Oregon as a prospective employer as we offer
salaries that other schools
in our area cant match
(at least not yet). OHS
science teacher Nathan
Johnson told the Observer
in an email Tuesday that
before the referendum was
approved, he was going to
leave without it, whether at
the end of this year or when
I eventually found the right
Now I am staying, he
said, noting hes stopped
his job search.


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January 5, 2017


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party 50
years ago
Bank of Oregon
employees posed for
this Christmas photo
in 1966. Front row,
from left, are: Marian
Owen, Earl Wheeler,
Vera Putnam, Owen
(Ole) Richards, Al Gasner and JoAnn Swenson; back row, from
left: Marilyn Emling,
Tom Jones, Cindy
Olson Richmond, Betty
Raha, Gerald Neath
and Elva Booth
Photo courtesy of Oregon Area
Historical Society


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TIME: 6:30 PM
Order of Business
Call to Order
Roll Call
Proof of Notice of Meeting and Approval of Agenda
NOTE: Items under the Consent Calendar are considered routine and will be
enacted under one motion. There will be
no separate discussion of these items
prior to the time the Board votes unless
a Board Member requests an item be
removed from the calendar for separate
1. Minutes of Previous Meeting
2. Approval of Payments
3. Treasurers Report, if any
4. Staff Resignations/Retirements,
if any
5. Staff Assignments, if any
6. Field Trip Requests, if any
7. Acceptance of Donations, if any:
1. Public: Board Policy 180.04 has
established an opportunity for the public
to address
the Board. In the event community

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Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or

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

Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
Call 608-424-6530 or


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road


10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.

-Conveniently located at corner of
Whalen Rd and Kimball Lane
-Join the other businessesGray's Tied House, McRoberts
Chiropractic, True Veterinary, Wealth
Strategies, 17th Raddish, State Farm
Insurance, MEP Engineers, Adore
Salon, Citgo, Caffee' Depot. Tommaso
Office Bldg. tenants
-Single office in shared Suite
-3 office Suite
-5 office Suite, reception/waiting room,
conference room, private shower
-Individual office possibilities
Call Tom at 575-9700 to discuss terms
and possible rent concessions
Metro Real Estate

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10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316


The Verona Police Department is accepting

applications for a full-time Police Records
Clerk. The hours may include weekday,
weekend, day, and evening hours; however,
the typical shift is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m., Monday through Friday. The starting
salary is $16.69-$20.74 per hour, depending
on experience. Application deadline is
February 13, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., CST. An
application kit is available from our website
at www.ci.verona.wi.us. Questions can be
directed to Business Office Manager Nilles
at 608-845-0924.



The Verona Police Department is accepting

applications for a permanent part-time Police
Records Clerk (minimum 20 hours per week). The
hours vary and include weekday, weekend, day,
and evening hours; however, the typical shift is
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Preference will be given to those
candidates with a flexible schedule. The starting
salary is $16.69-$20.74 per hour, depending on
experience. Application deadline is February
13, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., CST. An application kit is
available from our website at www.ci.verona.
wi.us. Questions can be directed to Business
Office Manager Nilles at 608-845-0924.

801 Office Space For Rent




16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
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Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


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

Comfort Keepers in Madison

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

Call 608-442-1898

Located just 8 miles from Madison a small

town Skilled Nursing/Rehab Facility are
seeking a full time RN on the AM shift which
includes every other weekend and a rotating
holiday schedule. Benefit package included.
If you are looking to make a change in 2017
come join our growing/expanding team.



The Successful Press Operator requires

attention to detail and dependable attendance.

Earn up to $70,000/year
Home weekly | Haul freight for one customer
Additional opportunities available in our Van and Intermodal divisions.

We offer competitive wages and excellent

benefits after 60 days.
Please stop at our corporate office for more
information and to complete an application.

Part-Time Courier


DNA Genetics has an immediate opening for a parttime courier. This job entails making deliveries to
pork producers within a 250 mile radius. Vehicle
is provided. Schedule and start times will vary,
averaging 20 hours per week and rotating between
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with evening
hours. Candidates must have a clean driving record,
and be comfortable with night driving and seasonal
road conditions.



Roger G. Roth, CPA & Associates, LLP is a growing,

forward thinking, full service accounting firm
located in Evansville nestled between Madison
and Janesville. The firm prides itself on treating
customers individually, building relationships, and
continuing to support the needs of their clients.
We are looking for motivated candidates interested
in continuing to grow their knowledge base. This
position is responsible for preparation of individual
tax returns; general accounting functions including
preparing journal entries, maintain general ledgers
and account reconciliations; monthly closings and
account analysis and supporting the partners in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting firm.
You must be driven to succeed, detail oriented with
a proven track record of meeting short deadlines.
You must be ambitious, work well within a team
environment, have excellent communication skills.
For more information see our website



Tax & Accounting

1 N Madison St., Evansville, WI 53536

p: 608.882.2795 f: 608.882.2480

Forward Thinking.
Community Focused.

Advertising Sales Consultant

Tax Accountant


The Press Operator is responsible for the

production, finishing and packaging of small
injection molded plastic parts.

Apply online at
Or contact
Natalie Hornung (402) 563-9644 ext. 312,
email nhornung@DNASwineGenetics.com
for more information.

970 Horses



First Shift - Hours 7:50am to 5:50pm

Second Shift - Hours 5:45pm to 3:45am
4 Day Work Week - (Monday - Thursday)

Equal Opportunity Employer

and these attachments. Concrete
breaker, posthole auger, landscape rake,
concrete bucket, pallet forks, trencher,
rock hound, broom, teleboom, stump
By the day, week, or month.
Carter & Gruenewald Co.
4417 Hwy 92
Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411

Apply at:
www.oregonmanor.biz or
call To m at (608) 835-3535.


Plastic Injection Molding

Press Operator

990 Farm: Service &



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


750 Storage Spaces For Rent


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
5x10 thru 12x25




55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $775 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388


720 Apartments

Oregon Observer

January 5, 2017

Do you have excellent communication skills? Creative

ideas? The ability to develop and maintain client
relationships? An interest in print and web-based media?
We have an established account list with growth potential.
If you possess excellent communication and organizational
skills, a pleasant personality, and the ability to prospect
for new business we would like to speak to you. Previous
sales experience desired. Media experience a plus. This
opportunity is with the Unified Newspaper Group (UNG)
with locations in Verona, Stoughton and Oregon, Wisconsin.
Benefits include competitive compensation, employee
stock option ownership, 401(k), paid vacations, holidays,
parental leave, volunteer time off, sick time, floating holidays
and more. Health, dental, life, disability and supplement
insurance is available. Continuing education assistance
offered for further career development.
UNG is a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.,
an employee-owned organized headquartered in
Dubuque, Iowa. Learn more about UNG on our website

To learn more about this opportunity, submit your

application and resume at www.wcinet.com/careers
Woodward Communications, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
WCI maintains a tobacco-free campus.

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Unified Newspaper Groups

Kids Today
Send us a special fun photo of your child to be
published in the Great Dane Shopping News
on Wednesday, January 25.
Selfies Kids with Pets Any Fun Photo Poses!

Voting on facebook

Great Dane Shopping News

Like us on facebook to vote from Wednesday, January 11 thru

Wednesday, January 18 for the most creative photos!
The top 5 winners and prizes will be announced in the
Great Dane Shopping News on Wednesday, January 25.
Children of all ages accepted

Lets have some fun!!

To enter, send the form below and a current photo or visit one of our websites
to fill out the online form under Submit an Item and upload your photo by
Monday, January 9, 2017.
Please print clearly. One entry per child. One form per child. Mail to:

Kids Today
133 Enterprise Dr., PO Box 930427, Verona, WI 53593

Or go online to enter on any of our websites under Submit an Item:

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