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Verona Area School District

An honor
for EA grads
Class of 2017 first
to spend 4 years at If You Go
charter high school What: Verona Area High
School and Exploration
Academy graduation
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group
When: 3p.m. Sunday,
June 11
Ke l s ey Pa c e t t i h a t e d Where: Epicenter, Voyag-
school. er Hall, Epic
In middle school, she Info: verona.k12.wi.us
was certain she wouldnt be
going to college.
But Pacettis father made
her try a startup program am.
in the Verona Area School The ceremony, which will
District four years ago: the include all 362 graduates
Exploration Academy char- from VAHS and EA, begins
ter high school. at 3p.m. Sunday at Voyager
Now Im a leader, I real- Hall on the Epic campus.
ly enjoy school and Im Fellow graduate Korben Photo by Amber Levenhagen
going to college, said Pac- Bergmann said experienc-
etti, who will graduate this ing the program beginning

Hometown Days
weekend.
She is among the first
in his freshman year made
it feel familiar, like Im
Inside
class of EA students, who just going to high school,
will graduate June 11 after but now he and the oth- More Hometown
spending their entire high ers have an opportunity to Days photos
school careers at the proj- prove EAs efficacy. Farrah Henshue, 4, smiled to family while riding the merry-go-round on Friday, June 2, as
ect-based learning high Were the guinea pigs to part of the 2017 Hometown Days weekend. The annual festival included fireworks later that Page 8
school, which is driven by see whether this transition night, the parade on Sunday and the carnival throughout the weekend.
the students designing their to college will be smooth,
own learning. Bergmann said.
Im an EA student, Pac-
etti said, and thats what I Turn to Graduation/Page 16 Verona Area High School sports

Main Street reconstruction


Cats strut their stuff at state
Herkert wins state track Golf
Shutdown delayed to June 26 and field title, Tennison Inside Junior Garhett Kaegi shot a 155
(79-76) in his second straight WIAA
JIM FEROLIE that was done to ensure the fourth in state tennis Read more about the D1 state boys golf tournament Mon-
he and contractors hold up day and Tuesday at University Ridge
Verona Press editor
to their six-week promise There was a lot of success for
Wildcats busy week Golf Course. He finished tied for
The six-week shutdown that the street wont be fully Verona Area High School athletic 19th overall.
shut down any longer. teams this past week, including a Pages 11-14
of South Main Street has Baseball
a set start date June 26 With luck, it could short- state track and field champion and a
two weeks later than origi- en, but probably not by medalist at state tennis. point, taking ninth place in the 110 The Verona baseball team defeated
nally projected. much. There was also an athlete at state hurdles. Senior Sieanna Mitchell Madison Memorial 5-4 to win their
The project remains on If it can be open soon- golf, the baseball team playing in its just missed the podium on the girls fourth straight regional champion-
schedule for its mandated er, it will be open sooner, fourth straight sectional tournament side with a seventh place in the 200. ship and followed it up at sectionals
August reopening, but the Jacobson told a group of and an upset that propelled the girls with a 1-0 win over Elkhorn for the
timeline has been altered business representatives at soccer team to another regional title. Tennis fourth straight sectional final berth.
significantly throughout a scheduled biweekly meet- Verona boys tennis saw its No. The Wildcats fell a little short in
construction. ing last Thursday. Theres
Track and field 1 doubles team of juniors Jordan the sectional final in a 2-1 loss to
The biggest change to the a lot of tedious work being Senior Jack Herkert was able to Hutchcroft and Vivek Swaminath Beloit Memorial.
schedule, as most everyone done. defend his WIAA Division 1 state win a round last week, and soph-
has seen, is the lane switch The original project high jump title while also reaching omore Will Tennison set a new Soccer
that has allowed excava- schedule would have had the state podium in the 110-meter school record on the singles side The Verona soccer team got some
tion and resurfacing of the the east side of the street hurdles for the first time last week with a fourth-place finish, after revenge after being delegated as a
west side of the street ear- closed until it was finished, in La Crosse with a sixth-place fin- taking sixth last year, at the WIAA No. 9-seed and upset No. 8 Muk-
lier than originally planned. then the full shutdown ish. Division 1 individual state tennis wonago 4-1 and No. 1 Middleton
Public works director Ther- Fellow senior Jared Biddle fin- tournament. 1-0 en route to a back-to-back D1
an Jacobson told the Press Turn to Shutdown/Page 20 ished one spot shy of scoring a regional title.

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City of Verona

Commission agrees
to end CR zoning limit
JIM FEROLIE Neighborhood Residen-
Verona Press editor tial, have been selling
closer to $400,000.
After an extended Commissioner Scott
debate over the value of Manley argued the entire
limiting the size of lots zoning classification
and houses Monday, the should be repealed, and
Plan Commission agreed he argued the plan on
with some reluctance the table was merely a
the city should abol- compromise. Mayor Jon
ish the maximum living Hochkammer agreed with
Rendering courtesy Somerville Architects-Engineers area requirement from its him that the limitation has
The proposed Festival Foods store east of Farm and Fleet in Verona would be about 300 feet wide and feature a colorful smallest zoning designa- been a failure.
logo. tion. C o m m i s s i o n e r s J e ff

Festival gets positive response


The Community Res- Horsfall and Steve
idential zoning classifi- Heinzen disagreed, saying
cation is in a handful of it provides variety in the
spots on the edges of the housing market, allow-
city and was designed ing people to move up to
JIM FEROLIE The store, Anderson said, know other major players in requirement. bigger homes and leave
would hire 250-270 employ- the states industry, and each A planner representing the about two decades ago to
Verona Press editor smaller homes for other
ees initially, including 80-90 was complimentary of the company told the Press that provide affordable hous-
ing. However, homeown- residents.
There will be questions full-timers. others business methods and could cause some difficulties, H e i n z e n ev e n t u a l l y
Festival earned no approv- history. as company policy requires ers in that zoning routine-
about traffic control, land- ly request the ability to agreed to end the maxi-
scaping and architecture, als or even formal recom- Miller is a fourth-genera- more parking spaces than the mum, however, pausing
mendations Monday, and tion owner of the family that city does, and straightening add on to their homes and
but the citys Plan Com- are denied. several seconds before
mission is otherwise com- it wont get any next Mon- has owned at least part of the the road for a smoother entry affirming his yes vote, and
day, either, when it appears store since 1911, and Fes- and adding more trees would There has been some
fortable with the idea of a debate whether the afford- Jon Turke sided with the
68,000-square-foot grocery before the Common Coun- tival CEO Mark Skogen is cost some of the planned 336 majority without comment
cil. It has at least two months a third-generation owner of parking spaces (including able housing goal been
store next to Farm and Fleet. accomplished, as homes in a 4-1 vote. The recom-
The plan for a Festival to go (and likely more) in the family-run company that about 50 shared with Farm mendation now goes to the
the three-stage planned-unit started 81 years ago with IGA and Fleet). sold recently in the area
Foods a growing, Wiscon- have averaged about Common Council.
sin-based, family-owned development process, which stores in the La Crosse area. The commission also
requires stops at both bodies The Plan Commission pressed for more complex $300,000. But it was not-
brand is still in the early ed during the discussion Email Verona Press editor
stages and hasnt been sub- at each stage. does not concern itself with architecture and more stone Jim Ferolie at verona-
The PUD process does not business methods or owner- on the 300-foot-wide facade, that homes in the next
ject to public comment yet, biggest classification, press@wcinet.com.
but a company spokesman provide for public comment ship, but rather form, func- and commissioner Scott
told the Press after Mondays in the first stage, the concept tion and appropriate loca- Manley complained that the
informal discussion of the plan, though there is an open tions. It found nothing major rainbow-colored signage was
Hometown Circle project public comment period for to complain about and did too loud, particularly for its
that once they do get approv-
al on a new store, we move
the council, where the plan
could face some criticism
not even ask any questions of
the three company represen-
location.
City planning director CALL NOW 1-800-661-2240
rather quickly. from loyal fans of the citys tatives who attended. Adam Sayre suggested add-
That has happened often. 115-year-old grocery store, It would be great to have ing a condition to the approv-
Festival built four new stores Miller and Sons Supermar- another grocery store in al that if the store were
last year (including one ket. But there appears to be town, commissioner Steve abandoned for at least two
in Madison) and acquired mutual respect between both Heinzen offered. years, it would need to be
another, and the chain is in potential future competitors. Among commissioners destroyed.
the process of acquiring two Anderson and Millers concerns were an entry road
more this month, for a total owner Carl Miller both con- that twists between some Email Verona Press
of 28 stores all over the state firmed to the Press in separate parking areas and a request- editor Jim Ferolie at
and more than 7,000 employ- conversations that the two ed waiver of the landscaping veronapress@wcinet.com.
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Opinion ConnectVerona.com

Letters to the editor


Recent bullying is appalling
A couple of weeks past, there They should get a job. There
was a group of enthusiastic and is no more money in the govern-
motivated high school kids out- ment to pay for these druggies.
side of our local supermarket. And this gem, if you want to
They spent time educating lower the child poverty rate
the public about childhood pov- their parents should get a job.
erty and handing out flyers for The outright bigotry and
the purpose of collecting much sweeping generalization of low-
needed items for the Badger er income people is appalling.
Prairie Needs Network. Gener- There by the grace of god, go I.
ally being good kids, trying to We as a society have once again
make a difference. regressed to the point that being
I can only speak for myself, a bully, bigot and generally
but Im willing and able to help uncaring is acceptable. Howev-
our local food pantry when I er, these kids didnt give up or
can. I understand that not every- give in.
one has the time to listen, extra Im very proud of all those
money or willingness to donate kids. Its my hope that, instead
to the BPNN, or other non-prof- of spewing the verbal manure
its for that matter, and thats at kids trying to do good in the
okay. world, theyd keep their mouths
This isnt a commentary shut and let them be empowered
donating to non-profits. But to continue being good kids.
what is not okay is the in-your- Im sure the event of the day
face vocalization from some was very successful, it is just
individuals that obviously dis- too bad that the views of a few
agreed with what these kids will be what these kids remem-
were doing, which was helping ber.
those in need. Community Voices
These kids took the time to John Bass

Zika threat is still real,


help. Good for them. And what City of Verona
do they get to hear in return?

so take precautions
Send it in!
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So if you have a photo of an event or just a slice of life you think

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if we can. Please include contact information, whats happening in n my work as a family med- were experiencing births with a public health precaution, insect
the photo and the names of people pictured. icine doctor, I have the good higher than average rates of repellant should also be used for
You can submit it on our website at ConnectVerona.com, email fortune of participating in the microcephaly, which is a rare neu- three weeks once you return to
to editor Jim Ferolie at veronapress@wcinet.com or drop off elec- care of patients at all stages of rologic condition in which babies prevent potential transmission of
tronic media at our office at 133 Enterprise Drive. Questions? Call life, from the tiniest babies to their are born with a much small- the virus to local mosquitoes.
845-9559. centenarian great-grandparents. er-than-average head. The CDCs website has a list of
Recently, a pregnant patient Infants born with congenital recommended insect repellants,
came to see Zika can also have decreased so be sure to take a look at that,
me for her first brain tissue and severe brain as well.
obstetrical visit. damage. This leads to devastating If you are a woman and must
We spent most complications in development for travel to areas with high risk of
of the time the infant which certainly affects Zika, avoid pregnancy for eight
talking about parents and families in turn. weeks after possible exposure or
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Vol. 53, No. 3 typical prenatal Symptoms of Zika in women symptom onset.
issues, such can be vague and range from no For men who have visited a
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VACT goes Under the Sea Verona Area School District

Board begins informal public


Theater will present The
Little Mermaid June 16-24 discussions this week
AMBER LEVENHAGEN SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group Unified Newspaper Group If You Go
Verona Area Community Theater is Ve r o n a A r e a s c h o o l What: Verona Area
going under the sea this month with board members will hold school board listening
their all-ages musical production of a listening session next session
The Little Mermaid. week to offer more infor- When: 7-9p.m.
The show will run June 16-24 at the mal conversations with Wednesday, June 14
Verona Area High School Performing district residents.
Arts Center, 300 Richard St., with The June 14 event, from Where: Fitchburg Public
performances at 7:30p.m. June 16-17 7 to 9p.m. at the Fitch- Library, 5530 Lacy Road
and 22-24, and a 2p.m. matinee Sun- burg Public Library, is the Info: verona.k12.wi.us
day, June 18. first of whats expected
The musical tells the story of Ariel, to become a regular fea-
a mermaid princess who falls in love ture throughout the year.
with Prince Eric when she rescues Future sessions will focus open meetings law.
him during a storm. Her love causes on specific topics, but this Three of the board mem-
her to visit the sea witch, Ursula, who Photo by Samantha Christian one is more general, bers Noah Roberts, Rus-
convinces her to trade her voice for a Members of Verona Area Community Theater dress up in the parade as characters according to an email from sell King and Meredith
pair of legs. Ariel is given three days from The Little Mermaid, which will be performed June 16-24 at the Verona public information officer Stier Christensen held a
to make Prince Eric kiss her; other- Area High School Performing Arts Center. Kelly Kloepping. similar event last Novem-
wise her soul will belong to Ursula This is specifically for ber at AJs Pizzeria in
forever, according to a news release. and music by Disney composer Alan those who desire an infor- Verona. They each sat at
VACTs production features a cast If You Go Menken, with familiar tunes Kiss the mal, but more private con- a different section of the
table and talked one-on-
of almost 90 people from the Madi- Girl and Under the Sea. Disney versation on specific ques-
son area. Edgewood College student What: Verona Area Community The- released the film version in 1989 with tions, suggestions, or con- one or in small groups
Kenzie Merucci takes on the role of ater presents The Little Mermaid Jodi Bensen providing the voice of cerns regarding any topic with parents and teachers
Ariel, with Dennis Lynn as Prince When: 7:30p.m. June 16-17 and Ariel. In 2007, the musical opened on in the district, including in attendance, discussing
Eric. Other performers include Zach 22-24, 2p.m. Sunday, June 18 Broadway with Sierra Boggess in the the Building for 2020 cam- topics like personalized
McClellan as King Triton, Katie Cass lead role, according to a news release. paign, Kloepping wrote. learning, discipline and the
Where: Verona Area High School Per- Tickets for VACTs performance At least five of the seven Verona Area International
as Ursula, Nick OConnell as Scuttle,
forming Arts Center, 300 Richard St. are $16.50 for regular admission and board members committed School charter agreement.
Caleb Mathura as Sebastian and Kay-
la Wagner and Drake Wagner sharing Tickets: $16.50 regular admission, $11.50 for seniors 65 years and old- to being there during Mon-
the role of Flounder. $11.50 for seniors and children/ er and children/students through high day nights school board Contact Scott Girard at
Alex Rosenbaum is making his students school. Tickets can be purchased in meeting. That means the ungreporter@wcinet.com
directorial debut with this production Info: vact.org advance or at the door, depending on meeting is required to be and follow him on Twitter
of The Little Mermaid. Other pro- availability. noticed under the states @sgirard9.
duction staff members include Dee For information or to purchase
Baldock as producer, Marie Kyle as advance tickets, visit vact.org.
music director, Alyssa Dvorak as cho- Ward-Cassady as stage manager.
reographer, Lynn Vilker and Karen The musical, based on the book by Contact Amber Levenhagen at amber. VERONA AREA COMMUNITY
Clark as costume designers and Sara Doug Wright, will feature lyrics by levenhagen@wcinet.com.
Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater THEATER PRESENTS

Verona Area School District

Proposed tax rate up 79 cents


$12.77 same as projected If the referendum had failed, the More than $900,000 of that increase
tax rate would have dropped by more is in additional teacher costs, which
before referendum than $2.50. total $36.2 million.
The district discussed the rate and The 79-cent mill rate increase will
SCOTT GIRARD other general aspects of the budget at cost the owner of a $200,000 property
Unified Newspaper Group Monday nights school board meet- an additional $158.
ing, VASD will receive about $3.6 mil-
While the Verona Area School Dis- The fact that theyre still the same lion less in general state aid next year
trict budget still has to be approved, projections that we had earlier is very following the closure of the Epic
residents have already given a thumbs exciting, said board member Amy tax-increment financing district last
up a tax increase in April. Almond. year. But that closure also brought in
The proposed rate of $12.77 per The board is expected to vote on the $12 million in one-time money and
$1,000 of property value in the districts $65.9 million budget June 26, though will allow the district to receive $4.3
preliminary 2017-18 budget is the same it wont be finalized until October, million more in local property taxes.
as the district projected throughout the after student enrollment and state aid
referendum process earlier this spring. numbers are tallied. That total is a Contact Scott Girard at ungreport- June 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2017 - 7:30 pm
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Voters approved all three questions that 2.82 percent increase over last years er@wcinet.com and follow him on June 18, 2017 - 2:00 pm
were part of that referendum. $64 million budget. Twitter @sgirard9. Verona High School Performing Arts Center
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Coming up Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church Paoli
Childrens business fair in six weeks.. featuring Legos. Kids can also watch 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Yarn bombing is described as a type some demolition explosions, too. (608) 276-7729 Verona
Applications are being accepted of street art that uses yarn to decorate For information, call 845-7180. allsaints-madison.org Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
through June 20 for 6- to 14-year-olds and cover everything from trees to Pastor Rich Johnson a.m., St. Andrew, Verona
with business ideas. Kids can develop bike racks to benches and even buses. Bike safety Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church
a brand, create a product or service or National Yarn Bombing Day is cele- Dan Atkins, owner of Atkins Vero- The Church in Fitchburg ELCA
build a marketing strategy and then brated Sunday, June 11. na Bicycle Shoppe, will hold a basic 2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg 427 S. Main St., Verona
open for customers at a one-day mar- For information, call 845-7180. bicycle safety check from 6:30-7:30 (608) 271-2811 (608) 845-6922
ketplace with a chance to win prizes. livelifetogether.com stjamesverona.org
p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the library
The first annual Verona childrens Iditarod presentation parking lot (or inside if it rains).
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m. Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Narum
business fair will be held from 9:30 Dick and Ruth Jensen will share John Rider from the Wisconsin Bike Fitchburg Memorial UCC Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, their memorable experience of attend- Federation will also have resources
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg day, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8
at Country View Elementary School. (608) 273-1008 a.m.-noon Wednesday
ing the 2017 Iditarod dog sled race available about biking in the state. memorialucc.org Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
The event is sponsored by JNJ Craft- and viewing Alaskas beauty in the Registration is required and limited Pastor Phil Haslanger Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.
Works and Acton Academy. winter through pictures and narration to 20 participants of all ages (must be Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.
There is a $5 participation fee to all Salem United Church of Christ
at the senior center from 10-11:30 accompanied by an adult if under 12 Good Shephard Lutheran 502 Mark Dr., Verona
accepted businesses on the fair day. a.m. Friday, June 9. years old). To register, call 845-7180. Church ECLA (608) 845-7315
Submit applications (no more than For information, call 845-7471. (608) 271-6633 salemchurchverona.org
six participants per business) at chil- Wisconsin author Central: Raymond Road & Whitney Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
drensbusinessfair.org/verona. Reading program events Wisconsin author Matt Geiger will
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
Laura Kolden, Associate in Min-
istry
Yarn-bombed bike The library will hold a Summer be at the library from 7-8 p.m. Thurs- West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.
Fellowship Hour: 10:15 a.m.
Reading Program kick-off event day, June 15, to read, discuss, sign Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
The library will showcase an art from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June and sell his book, The Geiger Count- Springdale Lutheran Church
display called, Purl the Peddler and 10. The all-ages event includes snow er: Raised by Wolves and Other Sto- Damascus Road Church West ECLA
her Yarn-Bombed Bike through June cones, face paint, a scavenger hunt, ries. The Verona Senior Center 2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
28. crafts and a balloon show by Half The collection of humorous and 108 Paoli St., Verona Mount Horeb
A creative group of residents from (608) 819-6451 (608) 437-3493
Twisted-Half Knot at 11 a.m. insightful stories is about childhood, info@damascusroadchurch.com, springdalelutheran.org
Oakwood Village in Madison trans- Then at 1 and 2:30 p.m., Mad Sci- the study of philosophy and theology damascusroadonline.org Pastor Jeff Jacobs
formed an old bicycle into a whim- ence of Iowa will experiment with the and becoming a parent. Pastor Justin Burge Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
sical piece of art using colorful yarn physics behind foundations and other For information, call 845-7180.
Sunday: 10 a.m.
and repurposing donated art materials Sugar River United Methodist
key structural building components, Memorial Baptist Church Church
201 S. Main St., Verona 415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-7125 (608) 845-5855
MBCverona.org sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
Community calendar Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
Thursday, June 8 11-18), library, 845-7180 11-18, register), 845-7180 Redeemer Bible Fellowship worship.
10:30-11 a.m., Stepping On pro- 7 p.m., Common Council, Verona Thursday, June 15
130 N. Franklin St., Verona Sunday School available during
(608)848-1836 worship. Refreshments and fellow-
gram, senior center, 845-7471 City Center, 845-6495
1 and 2:30 p.m., Mad Science of redeemerbiblefellowship.org ship are between services.
3 p.m., Veterans Club (repeats Tuesday, June 13 Iowa: Construction and Demolition, Pastor Dwight R. Wise
second Thursdays), senior center, Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship West Madison Bible Church
10 a.m to 2 p.m., Verona Quilts of library, 845-7180 2920 Hwy. M, Verona
845-7471 Valor group meeting (repeats sec- 4-5:30 p.m., Teen Gaming (ages Resurrection Lutheran Church (608) 845-9518
4-5:30 p.m., Anime Club (grades ond Tuesdays), Verona American 11-18), library, 845-7180 WELS www.wmbiblechurch.org
6-12), library, 845-7180 Legion, 207 Legion St., 577-5906 6-7 p.m., Evening Caregiver Sup-
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
(608) 848-4965 Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Friday, June 9 1:30 p.m., Build It! (ages 6-11), port Group (repeats first and third rlcverona.org Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
10-11:30 a.m., Alaska Iditarod pre- library, 845-7180 Thursdays; refreshments 5:30-6
Pastor Benjamin Phelps Zwingli United Church of
sentation, senior center, 845-7471 3:30-7:30 p.m., Verona Farmers p.m.), senior center, 845-7471 Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Christ
1-3 p.m., Friday Movie: La La Market, Hometown Junction Park, 7-8 p.m., Matt Geiger author visit, Sunday: 9 a.m. Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
Land, senior center, 845-7471 facebook.com/veronamarket library, 845-7180 (608) 832-6677
St. Christopher Catholic Parish Pastor Brad Brookins
4 p.m., Acts of Kindness (ages Friday, June 16 Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 10 8-11), library, 845-7180
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
10 a.m. to noon, Summer Reading 4-5 p.m., Quidditch (ages 11-18, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Music by Jesse St. William Church Zwingli United Church of
Program kick-off, library, 845-7180 register), library, 845-7180 Walker, senior center, 845-7471 1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli Christ
(608) 845-6613 Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
onday, June 12
M 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bicycle safety Saturday, June 17 stchristopherverona.com (608)845-5641
12:30-1:30 p.m., Bathroom safety, check (register), library, 845-7180 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitch- Fr. William Vernon, pastor Rev. Sara Thiessen
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship
senior center, 845-7471 en free community meal, BPNN,
Wednesday, June 14 bpnn.org
Verona
1-2 p.m., Senior case manage- 2-3 p.m., Tween Craft Wednesday:
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William,
ment outreach, library, 845-7471 Cupcake Art (ages 9-12), library, Monday, June 19
2-4 p.m., Open Art Studio: World 845-7180 2-4 p.m., Open Art Studio: Kind-
(ages 3-10), library, 845-7180 4-5 p.m., Cupcake art (ages ness (ages 3-10), library, 845-7180 Repenting or Turning Your Life Around
3 p.m., Crafty Monday (ages
There is certainly cause for wonder in the etymological
Whats on VHAT-98 and historical connection between repentance and pen-
Thursday, June 8 Boys Basketball 5 p.m. 2015 Wildcats Senior Center itentiaries. Penitentiaries (i.e., prisons) were at one time
7 a.m. Identity Theft at 1 p.m. 2015 Wildcats Football 11 p.m. Storytelling at thought of as places of repentance, or at least penitence,
Senior Center Football 7 p.m. Common Council Senior Center where people went to atone for their sins and to turn
8 a.m. Zumba Gold 4:30 p.m. Local Live Thursday, June 15 their lives around. Nowadays we seem to have lost sight
9 a.m. Daily Exercise Archaeology at Historical 9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour 7 a.m. Identity Theft at of the potential for prisons to be places where people
10 a.m. Storytelling at Society 10 p.m. Identity Theft at Senior Center can remake their lives and instead think of them more as
Senior Center 6 p.m. Common Council Senior Center 8 a.m. Zumba Gold warehouses for dangerous people. Perhaps we should
2 p.m. Zumba Gold from 5-08-17 11 p.m. Storytelling at 9 a.m. Daily Exercise go back to this original model of the penitentiary, and
3 p.m. Daily Exercise 9 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys Senior Center 10 a.m. Storytelling at perhaps also we should think of repentance in our own
4 p.m. Men of Blackhawk Basketball Tuesday, June 13 Senior Center lives as a way of turning things around. One problem that
at Senior Center 10 p.m. Local Archaeology 7 a.m. Identity Theft at 3 p.m. Daily Exercise many of us have when considering whether to repent is
5 p.m. Harp Music at at Historical Society Senior Center 4 p.m. Men of Blackhawk that we cant bring ourselves to give up our sinful ways,
Senior Center 11 p.m. Storytelling at 10 a.m. Zumba Gold at Senior Center and imagine that repenting will somehow make us dread-
6 p.m. Salem Church Senior Center 9 a.m. Daily Exercise 5 p.m. Harp Music at fully boring or somehow less happy or fulfilled than we
Service Sunday, June 11 10 a.m. Storytelling at Senior Center are now. But until we repent and turn around we wont
7 p.m. Natural Nutriants at 7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour Senior Center 6 p.m. Salem Church see the beauty of our new life with God. The sinner is
Senior Center 9 a.m. Resurrection Church 2 p.m. Zumba Gold Service always reluctant to give up his precious sins because he
8 p.m. Daily Exercise 10 a.m. Salem Church 3 p.m. Daily Exercise 7 p.m. Natural Nutriants at is enslaved in his old way of thinking, whereas repentance
9 p.m. Arbor Day/Sleep Service 4 p.m. Men of Blackhawk Senior Center leads to a whole new way of thinking and being in the
Changes at Senior Center Noon Common Council at Senior Center 8 p.m. Daily Exercise world, free from sin and truly at one with God.
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at Historical Society 3 p.m. Verona 91-92 Boys Senior Center Changes at Senior Center
Friday, June 9 Basketball 6 p.m. Resurrection 10 p.m. Local Archaeology This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
7 a.m. Men of Blackhawk 4:30 p.m. Local Church at Historical Society Repent! Turn from your idols and renounce all your
at Senior Center Archaeology at Historical 8 p.m. Natural Nutriants at detestable practices!
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Verona Area Historical Society Verona Area School District

Home, sweet home


Meeting focuses on
If You Go
Middle schools move toward
Lustron Home
SCOTT DE LARUELLE
Unified Newspaper Group
What: Verona Area His-
torical Society meeting
When: 10a.m. Saturday,
June 10
consistency through study
Ever heard of a Lus- Eskrich stressed that there would common instructional materials,
tron Home? Where: Verona Senior BRMS math will use both still be differences, though. which Murphy said will be in place
Delma Basthemer lives Center, 845 Paoli St. standards-based, traditional Theres no intention of making for really the first time.
in one, and Saturday, shes Info: veronahistory.com the two experiences be identical, (In the past) it was teachers, every
going to tell all about it at grading she said. We dont expect them to single day, creating brand new, on
the Verona Area Histori- be mirrors of each other, but we want their own, he said. Now as middle
cal Societys June meet-
ing at the senior center. On the Web SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group
them to focus on the same skill devel-
opment.
schools will be able to have the same
instructional materials, that allows a
Her home, located on Or as Murphy put it, They may not greater sense of collaboration.
For more information about the
Westlawn Avenue, is a a A study that began more than a be reading the same book, but theyre The schools math departments
Verona Area Historical Society,
unique piece of post-war visit: year ago is beginning to create more analyzing literature. also worked together to create a con-
American history, VAHS consistency between the Verona Area Teachers and administrators have sistent pathway for math they hope
president Jesse Charles veronahistory.com School Districts middle schools. been meeting over the period of the will allow students to move ahead if
told the Press in an email. But theres still plenty of work left study to discuss topics like assess- theyre ready for a new challenge
Lustron homes began in a process that is never done, ments, standards and feedback and while also ensure students do not fall
mass production in 1948 H e s a i d t h e Ve r o n a VASD director of curriculum and theyve made some progress. below grade level.
and promised to provide Township, which includes instruction Ann Franke told the school Next year, for example, both It really offers the opportunity for
returning GIs and Ameri- the Upper Sugar River board Monday. schools will offer separate feedback any child to choose to accelerate,
Watershed area, has an
can families with a futur- She joined Savanna Oaks Middle on academic progress and habits Eskrich said.
interesting environment
istic alternative to tradi- School principal Sandy Eskrich and of learning, which focus more on The study will now turn to focusing
tional housing, he said. because it is a glaciat- Badger Ridge Middle School princi- effort. BRMS will also begin to use on communication with and gathering
Each home was ordered ed area featuring rock pal Mike Murphy to update the board standards-based grading along with feedback from families throughout
and arrived in roughly deposits, and water and on the Middle School Study, which traditional letter grades for its math the 2017-18 school year and begin
3,300 pieces to be assem- ice sculpturing. More spe- is seeking to make the schools more classes. SOMS began using stan- discussion about the schedules at each
bled on-site by a team. cifically, it features flood- similar in their operations. dards-based grading in 2014. of the schools, which are inconsistent
Modern features includ-plains, marshes, springs, What do we want the middle Its about providing feedback and as of now.
ed an outer shell of fertile terraces, bedrock school experience to be for our mid- providing information to not only the
enamel-coated steel pan- outcroppings and high dle school students in the Verona Area learner but to the parents, Murphy Contact Scott Girard at ungreport-
els, which would defy ridges. School District? Franke explained of explained. er@wcinet.com and follow him on
weather, wear and time R e c k n e r s w o r k i s the question behind the entire effort. Along with that grading comes Twitter @sgirard9.
and promised to provide mandated by the Cul-
all members of the fami- tural Resources Man-

Childrens Grief Camp to be held June 17 at Glacier Edge


ly with more leisure time agement, Section 106,
due to the reduced need which requires archae-
for household mainte- ology research for road
nance. construction projects
Henry Basthemer when federal funds are For children, the process bring.
ordered a Lustron home involved. The job of he of grieving the loss of a
loved one can take years as
If You Go The camp will be staffed
by Home Health United in
1949 the same year he and his co-workers is to
and Delma married. Their locate sites of historical they developmentally grow What: Camp GLOW Childrens Grief Camp order to provide children
3,300 pieces arrived in a significance in 2015 and understand death a safe environment where
Home Health United wants When: 10a.m. to 3p.m. June 17 they can talk about how
trailer on Westlawn Ave- they identified 31 such
to help with that. Where: Glacier Edge Elementary School, 800 Kimball Lane the loss of a loved one has
nue in April 1950 and sites along the Hwy. 69.
waited in the package Reckner described vari- Home Health United is Info: (877) 356-4514 or info@hhuvns.org impacted them and share
(due to a labor strike) ous historic periods dating hosting a GLOW Childrens the memories of those they
until June of that year. back about 12,000 years, Grief Camp from 10a.m. to have lost.
In that same month, the including a nomadic hunt- 3p.m. June 17, at Glacier Lunch, drinks and snacks
last Lustron home was ing society, a time of cli- Edge Elementary School children grieve, there are openly and have that grief will be provided throughout
made as the company shut mate change, followed for children ages 6-14 and many things they still have acknowledged by others. the day. Verona Area School
down. by the growth of prairies their families who have in common with grown-ups No matter your age, it is District is not involved with
Delma has enjoyed and and then a time of set- suffered the loss of a fam- when mourning a loss, a important that everyone be the planning or sponsoring
lived in her house for 66 tling down of the native ily member or friend. The news release said. Just like encouraged to express their of the event.
years, Charles said. peoples. The first Euro- event is free to attend, but a an adult, kids need to be grief and deal with the emo-
The meeting will start pean settlement of Vero- family member is required able to express their grief tions losing a loved one can Kimberly Wethal
at 10a.m. at the Verona na Township was in the to attend the session with
Senior Center with a short1830s, with 1837 witness- the child.

Dane Countys
video on Lustron homes, ing the first permanent A s d i f f e r e n t l y a s
followed by a carpool to settlement, he said.
Westlawn Avenue to see
the home up close.
Reckner said the work
will likely continue for a
Send it here 39th Annual
Breakfast On The Farm
few more years and any If you have news youd like
Excavating Early reconstruction of Hwy. 69 to share with readers of The
Verona Farmsteads will be dependent upon or Verona Press, there are many
at least influenced by their ways to contact us.
Wisconsin State His- discoveries. For general questions or Saturday, June 10 7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
torical Society Archaeol- inquiries, call our office at Blue Star Dairy - Middleton, 5191 Vosen Road, Middleton
ogist Paul Reckner spoke Email Unified Newspaper 845-9559 or email verona-
at the May meeting about Group reporter Scott De press@wcinet.com.
his current archaeolog- Laruelle at scott.delaruel- Our website accepts story
ical digs near Hwy. 69 le@wcinet.com. ideas, community items, pho-
between Verona and Paoli, tos and letters to the editor, at
or as he described it, ConnectVerona.com. Births,
10,000 years of history engagements and anniver-
along the Sugar River. saries can also be sent to the
website.
Join our hosts, the Meinholz family, as we celebrate the Dairy Days
of Summer with fun for all ages! Listen to live music from the
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Photo by Samantha Christian


Photo by Amber Levenhagen Members of the Capitol Physical Therapy Verona Little League (a baseball team for 6-7 year olds), from left, Luke
Chase Koehler, 5, and his sister Addie, 7, ride the Go Gator rollercoast- Lombardo, Preston VanEck and Evan OBrien, hand out flying discs to the crowd, including A.J. Malone, 5, of
er ride at Hometown Days on Friday, June 2. Madison, during the parade on Sunday.

Having a blast
Verona Hometown Days was held June 1-4 at Hometown USA Community Park, fea-
turing carnival rides, music, food, fireworks, a parade and activities for the whole family.

Photo by Amber Levenhagen


Photo by Amber Levenhagen 5th Gear performed Friday night at Hometown
Hometown Days set off fireworks on Friday, June 2. Days.

On the web
Photo by Samantha Christian
See more photos from Hometown Days:
At left, Anna Christensen, 4, of Verona, ConnectVerona.com
participates in the kids fun run along the
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Third-grader Isaac Stapleton hops over the hurdles during an


obstacle course relay race.

Photo by Scott Girard


Connor Lambe, left, misses the cup of fellow second-grader Chase Tordeur during a water relay race. It was a regular mis-
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Boys track and field


Player of the
week
From May 30-June 8

Name: Jack Herkert

Grade: Senior

Photo by Jeremy Jones


Sport: Track and field
Senior Jack Herkert repeated as the WIAA Division 1 state high jump champion Friday in La Crosse with a clearance of 6 feet, 8 inches.
Herkert is heading to Stanford University this fall. Highlights: Herkert won his second

Herkert repeats at state


straight state title in the high jump Friday
with a height of 6 feet, 8 inches. He also
took sixth in the 110 hurdles to medal
in 15.03.

JEREMY JONES Honorable mentions:


Sports editor D1 state champions Will Tennison (boys tennis) finished
fourth overall in the D1 state singles
Jack Herkert accomplished both of his goals 100: junior L.O. Johnson (Waunakee) 10.99 4x100: Nicolet (41.89) tournament
at last weekends WIAA Division 1 state track 200: senior David Dunlap (Nicolet) 21.84 4x200: Muskego 1:27.04 Sieanna Mitchell (girls track) finished
and field meet. The Stanford University recruit seventh in the 200 at state in 25.59, just
repeated as the state high jump champion and 400: junior Jose Guzman (Ashwaubenon) 4x400: Kettle Moraine 3:18.1 missing a medal by one spot
also medaled in the 110-meter hurdles for the 47.89 4x800: Oconomowoc 7:45.88 Garhett Kaegi (boys golf) qualified for
first time. 800: senior Nathan Farrell (Craig) 1:53.02 Long jump: junior Cordell Tinch (Bay Port) state by winning a three-man playoff on
(This is) off the chains, he said, stating 1,600: senior Tannor Wagner (Ashwaubenon) 24-2 1/4 May 30, and he finished tied for 19th at
that repeating was his primary goal. It was 4:15.77 state with a 155 (79-76)
definitely more exciting than last year. It was High jump: senior Jack Herkert (Verona) 6-8 Reagan Klawiter (baseball) pitched a
close competition, which brought on some 3,200: senior Finn Gessner (La Follette) Triple jump: Tinch 49-2 1/4, state record scoreless seventh to earn a save in a 5-4
nervousness. I think I could have gone higher, 9:06.24 win over Madison Memorial Thursday in
Pole vault: senior Lucas McCormick (G.B.
but Im happy with what I did. 110 hurdles: senior Kelvon Johnson (West Preble) 15-3 the regional final
Fellow seniors Jared Biddle (110 hurdles) Allis Central) 14.56 Jacob Slonim (baseball) had two RBIs
and Hunter Bourne (shot put) also scored Discus: junior Boyd Dietzen (Kimberly) 184-11 Thursday
300 hurdles: senior Drake Schneider (Eau Olivia Rawson (girls soccer) scored
points for the Wildcats. Claire Memorial) 38.05 Shot put: senior Austin Glynn (Onalaska) 62-3
Herkert entered the high jump competition 1/2 the game-winner in a 1-0 win over
at 6-6 and was one jump shy of being out of Middleton Saturday to upset the
the event for good at 6-7. He scratched once top-seeded Cardinals in the regional final
at 6-6 and twice at 6-7 before clearing the bar long jump and broke the state record in the tri- three attempts at 6-9. Rachel Nelson (girls soccer) had 11
and going up to 6-8 which he cleared on his ple jump, had to settle for second in the high Not everything went so smoothly for saves in a 1-0 win over Middleton
first attempt. jump as he needed one more attempt to clear Saturday
Bay Port junior Cordell Tinch, who won the 6-8 than Herkert. Both jumpers missed all Turn to Boys track/Page 14

Baseball Boys tennis


Controversial call Best finish in VAHS history
Tennison finishes fourth at
hurts Wildcats in state tournament No offseason
sectional final loss JEREMY JONES
Will Tennison will have two
weeks until USTA Districts, where
Sports editor
ANTHONY IOZZO he hopes to qualify for the state
Assistant sports editor tournament. From there, players
It wasnt the end to the season Will can advance onto Midwest region-
Tennison wanted, but it was another step als.
What looked like a trying in the sophomores maturation.
run turned into a disappointing I think USTA is more important
Tennison, the third seed at the WIAA as far as getting national exposure
finish Tuesday for the Verona Division 1 individual state tournament
baseball team, as the Wildcats and a Division 1 scholarship, Ten-
at Nielsen Tennis Stadium, advanced nison said. Im looking to play
fell 2-1 to Beloit Memorial in through the first four rounds without
a WIAA Division 1 sectional a lot of tournaments and see how
much difficulty. That put the Verona soph- well I can do.
final. omore on the trajectory of a familiar rival
Senior Tyler McClure was in second-seeded junior Colt Tegtmeier of
caught in a rundown at third Madison Memorial. coming back to play fifth-seeded Osh-
in the sixth inning, and Beloit Tennison rallied from a tough first kosh West junior Neel Raut in the third-
senior catcher Drew Makinen set loss to force a third set but ran out of place match.
threw the ball into left field. steam by the end in a 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-3 I was a physically exhausted and a
McClure looked to the crowd defeat. little beat-up after the first match today,
and started to celebrate as he The loss dropped Tennison to 1-6 he said. But I knew I had to go play a
scored, which would have tied against Tegtmeier over the last two years. third-place match, so it didnt really mat-
the game 2-2, but then there was I played pretty well. All the credit to ter much. Photo by Jeremy Jones
silence and confusion. Colt. He played a really good match and Tennison tried his best to put a tough Sophomore Will Tennison finished fourth at last weekends
Beloit coach Ryan Schmitz was just the better player, Tennison said. loss to Tegtmeier behind him but admit- WIAA Division 1 individual state tennis tournament. Tennison
c a m e o u t a n d a rg u e d f o r Possibly dealing with injuries and ted, it was pretty hard. lost to Madison Memorials Colt Tegtmeier in the semifinals and
exhaustion, Tennison considered not then to Neel Raut of Oshkosh West in the third-place match to
Turn to Baseball/Page 12 Turn to Tennis/Page 14 finish fourth.
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Girls soccer Baseball: Bishop shuts out Elkhorn in D1 sectional semifinal


Wildcats upset Continued from page 11

interference, and despite no one mak-

top seed, win


ing the call during the play, the three
umpires convened for about five min-
utes before changing the call.
To the dismay of the Verona

D1 regional title
bench and the fans at Stampfl Field,
McClure was called out.
The umpires say there wasnt a col-
lision and that McClures hands hit
ANTHONY IOZZO the ball. DOrazio and everyone else
Assistant sports editor Whats next on the Verona side disagreed.
They 100 percent blew it, coach
Playing in the tough Brad DOrazio said. Unfortunately
Big Eight Conference
Verona travels to No. 4 with those guys, it is really sad but
was not enough for the Oconomowoc at 7p.m. they like to dictate hard angles and be
Verona girls soccer team Thursday in a WIAA Di- the spotlight. I told all three of them
to earn a home game for vision 1 sectional semi- that.
t h e W I A A D iv i s i o n 1 final. I think is really unfortunate that
playoffs, but that didnt the WIAA continues to assign them
matter at regionals. The winner will play games and give them the opportunity
Despite tying sec- the winner of No. 6 to do that, when they should let the
ond-seeded Madison kids decide it.
West and seventh-seeded
Janesville Craig and No. While the call eventually led to the
Madison Memorial and 7 Madison Memorial at end of the third-seeded Wildcats sea- Photo by Anthony Iozzo
losing a one-goal game 4p.m. Saturday at Sun son, the offense didnt do any favors. Senior Jeff Bishop (left) hugs senior RJ Woppert following a 2-1 loss to Beloit
to sixth-seeded Janesville Prairie in the sectional Verona only scored two runs all Memorial Tuesday in a WIAA Division 1 sectional final at Stampfl Field. Bishop
Craig, the Wildcats were final. day, defeating seventh-seeded Elk- pitched a complete-game shut out in a 1-0 win over Elkhorn in the sectional semi-
given the challenging No. horn 1-0 earlier in the sectional semi- final earlier in the day.
9 seed. final, and all it took was one bad
But they showed they inning to derail the chance to get to
might have been under-
seeded last weekend
Middleton.
The rest of the bracket
featured upsets, as well.
state.
It is disheartening because we just
couldnt hit, DOrazio said. That
Seniors finish high school careers
by winning a second
straight regional title, No. 4 Oconomowoc has been our issue all year, the ability The Verona baseball team gradu- It is a honor to be on this team
with road victories over the Wildcats sectional to hit the ball. ates 12 seniors, with several being and working with all these guys,
eighth-seeded Mukwo- The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the on varsity for three years. Bishop said. They all had great
nago and top-seeded Turn to Girls soccer/Page 13 bottom of the fourth. Junior Tucker Seniors Jacob Slonim, Tyler attitudes and always loved to show
Teskey singled, and McClure fol- McClure and Brad Laufenberg were up and play baseball every day.
lowed with another single on a hit- all three-year letterwinners. Seniors And Bishop said he hopes the
Girls track and field and-run that put runners on the cor-
ners.
Luke Frahm, RJ Woppert, Jeff Bish-
op, Jared Grassman, Noah Anderson
next class has the same success they
did.
The two attempted a double steal, and Aaron Faga all lettered twice, (The sectional final) is what it
and while McClure was caught, Tes- and seniors John Coshun and Nick will come down to, and hopefully
key was able to scamper home for the Pederson joined the team this sea- the guys next year can win this and
run. son. go to state, he said.
Beloit came back with two in the
top of the sixth. Senior third base- and four walks in 5 1/3 innings, strik- him in with a sacrifice fly to left field.
man Miguel Betancourt walked, and ing out six. Senior Jordan Van Dyke took the
senior pitcher Drew Freitag bunted to Klawiter allowed two hits and loss. He allowed an earned run on
Verona senior Brad Laufenberg and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings. four hits, a hit batter and two walks,
reached on an error. Freitag earned the win. He allowed striking out four.
Makinen bunted both runners to one run on one hit and two hit batters, It was Veronas fourth straight sec-
second and third, and sophomore striking out one. tional final berth. DOrazio said at the
Reagan Klawiter came into the game. start of the season, the Wildcats best
Klawiter allowed an RBI ground- Verona 1, Elkhorn 0 chance to get back to that position
out to senior designated hitter Avery The Wildcats opened sectionals was going to be if the pitching and
Lewis, and an RBI single to sopho- Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Elkhorn. defense came through.
more shortstop Corbin Ovist. Senior Jeff Bishop pitched a com- McGowan made several big plays
Klawiter got out of a bases-loaded plete-game shutout. He allowed four during both games at shortstop that
jam to keep it 2-1. hits and two walks, striking out seven. saved runs, and Teskey made a diving
Ovist relieved Freitag in the bottom I was just staying calm and staying catch that kept Verona up late against
of the sixth and was helped on the loose, Bishop said. I just wanted to Elkhorn.
McClure play at the plate. throw strikes and help my teammates And the pitching gave up no runs
He allowed an infield single to out. in 12 straight innings before Beloit
senior pinch hitter RJ Woppert with The only run came in the first scored two in the sectional final.
two outs but induced a flyout to end inning. It is a great time for us to come
the game. Teskey walked, stole second and back out here,Bishop said. Guys are
Laufenberg took the loss. He reached third on a wild pitch. Junior always working hard on-and-off the
allowed two earned runs on two hits shortstop Connor McGowan knocked field.
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
Senior Sieanna Mitchell (left) races in lane 10 in the
200-meter dash final Saturday in the WIAA Division 1
state track and field meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Wildcats win fourth straight regional title over Spartans


at UW-La Crosse. Mitchell finished seventh in 25.59,
missing the podium by one spot. She was also 12th in the
100 in 12.84.
ANTHONY IOZZO first, but Verona came back in the bot- RJ Woppert and Jared Grassman

Mitchell scores points Assistant sports editor

Survive and advance.


tom of the inning to make it 5-1.
Tucker Teskey singled to left field,
and Connor McGowan lined a single to
walked to load the bases. Jungers was
able to get Anderson to pop out to short
to end the inning.

for Verona in 200 That is the adage come playoff time,


and the Verona Area High School
baseball team embraced that mental-
left to put two on with one out. Tristan
Largent walked to load the bases, and
Aaron Faga hit ball to second that
The Spartans made it 5-4 in the top
of the sixth after Owen Greene dou-
bled to bring home Sam Sieloff. Brad
JEREMY JONES own school record (25.62), ity Thursday in a 5-4 win over Madi- scored Teskey on a bang-bang play at Laufenberg stranded him at second
Sports editor which she had set the pre- son Memorial in a WIAA Division 1 the plate. and ended up allowing just one earned
vious week at sectionals. regional final. With the bases still loaded and one run on a hit and three walks in three
Senior Sieanna Mitchell Mitchell was unable to The host and No. 3-seeded Wild- out, Jacob Slonim lined a 2-run single innings, striking out three.
was fast enough to reach best her state-qualifying cats, which won their fourth straight to right field to score McGowan and Reagan Klawiter came in to close
finals in one of two events time of 12.46 in the 100, regional title, scored five runs in the Largent to make it 3-1, knocking Spar- the game, and he walked one and
last weekend at the WIAA though, and finished 14th first inning and held on to top the tan starter Sam Smith out of the game. struck out one in a scoreless inning for
Division 1 state track and with a time of 12.84. Mil- sixth-seeded Spartans at Stampfl Field. Slonim stole second later, and Faga the save.
field meet in La Crosse. waukee King sophomore Coach Brad DOrazio said the feat scored on a throwing error by the Bishop started and earned the win.
The UW-Oshkosh recruit Makayla Jackson posted a is huge for the program, which made catcher. Slonim came in to score on a He allowed two earned runs on five
sat in 10th place, earning time of 12.25 in the finals sectionals in his first year as coach 11 wild pitch to make it 5-1. hits and two walks in three innings,
the last spot in the finals on Saturday to win her first years ago to break a two-decade hiatus. Memorials Kyle Jungers stopped striking out one. Bishop gave up two
on Saturday with a time of state title. And to be able to host sectionals for any more scoring by the Wildcats. He RBI singles to Memorials Isaac Blum.
25.87 seconds. The Verona Oshkosh is getting a spe- the first time will only make it a better retired 14 straight after walking Noah Our pitchers probably didnt throw
senior was even faster in cial athlete, coach Mark experience this time around. Anderson to start the second and didnt their best game, but they battled and
finals, posting a 25.29 to Happel said. Siaanna the I think it says volumes about where allow another baserunner until the we were able to hang on, DOrazio
move up to seventh. complete package - a great we are as a program, and I am really sixth. said. We just couldnt get hits to fall,
Though the time was leader and a hardworker. proud of our guys past and present that The kid that came in did a really but that will happen. So I am glad they
not fast enough to earn her Sophomores Andrea have been able to make that happen, nice job of keeping us off balance and all stuck with it. We obviously had the
a medal (top six), it was Wheaton and Ally DOrazio said. making pitches, DOrazio said. momentum in the first inning, but I
fast enough to break her Madison Memorial scored in the Slonim singled with two outs, and think they had it in the last six.
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Boys golf Girls lacrosse

Kaegi finishes tied Three Wildcats make first team


for 19th at state
The Verona Area High
School girls lacrosse team
received a bye in the first
round of state tournament
ANTHONY IOZZO play, but lost to Mukwo-
Assistant sports editor nago 15-6 in the second
round Wednesday, May 31.
Junior Garhett Kaegi had Sophomore Joie Horsfall
a much better showing at scored three goals, fresh-
the WIAA Division 1 state man Paige Zahler had two,
meet this season than his and freshman Mackenzie
first appearance last year. Schmidt had one.
And his 76 at day two Sophomore goalkeep-
Tu e s d a y a t U n ive r s i t y er Sofia Jeddeloh had 11
Ridge Golf Course helped saves.
him finish with a 155, tying Three Wildcats received
him for 19th place. first-team all-conference
Coach Jon Rebholz said Photo by Anthony Iozzo honors: senior Elena Her-
Kaegi was tired by the Junior Garhett Kaegi (left) man (defense), junior
second round last season, and coach Jon Rebholz look Megan Lois (attack) and
when Kaegi shot in the 90s, out from the eighth tee Mon- Zahler (midfield). Herman
and the preparation was a day in the WIAA Division 1 is a three-time first-team
little different this time to state boys golf tournament selection, and Lois was Photo submitted
prevent that. at University Ridge Golf second-team last year. The Verona Area High School girls lacrosse team had three selections to the first-team
Instead of shooting a Course. Kaegi finished with all-conference squad this year. Pictured (from left) are Paige Zahler, Elena Herman and
practice round, Kaegi a 79 on day one and added a - Article submitted Megan Lois.
trained for particular shots 76 on day two, finishing tied
and did his own thing. for 19th overall.
And if it wasnt for a
couple of putts that were
right at the lip of the cup, tournament with a 7-over Boys golf
the score in round two 79, which put him tied for
might have been even low-
er.
That was a huge
28th and seven strokes
behind co-leaders Bay
Ports Jed Baranzyk and
Half the varsity team makes Academic All-State list
improvement on last year, H a r t l a n d A r r ow h e a d s Seniors Will Zunker and both earned high honors, 3.25, have participated in from 129 different high
and it shows his maturity as Piercen Hunt. Steven Kellerman and junior having a GPA over 3.7. at least 75 percent of their schools have been honored
a golfer out there, playing Kaegi started the round Jack Bates were all named to Students are submitted by teams varsity matches and this year, with an overall
in a two-day event, Reb- on the back nine of Univer- the Academic All-State team Golf Coaches of Wisconsin are at least a sophomore. average GPA of 3.724.
holz said. sity Ridge and rattled off this season. Association if they have a The GCAW announced
Kaegi finished with 12 five pars before bogeying Zunker and Kellerman cumulative GPA of at least that a record 395 students - Anthony Iozzo
pars and a birdie in his final his first hole on the par-4
round. And he now enters 15th.
the summer tournament He finished his front nine
season with some momen-
tum.
with three pars to be 1-over
at the turn. College golf
VAHS graduates participate in college-level postseasons
I just think he is the Kaegi double bogeyed the
kind of guy that really does first hole and bogeyed the
the work in the offseason, second to drop to 4-over,
Rebholz said. He takes and he bogeyed three of the
final four holes. Graduate Rachel with a 326 in four rounds (76-84- r e g i o n a l a t O h i o
it serious. He is really all Hernandez tied for 83-83), and UW-Stout took 14th out State Golf Club.
business when he is on the He had a chance to par
the sixth hole on an 8-foot 46th in the NCAA of 15 teams with a 1,312. Wi s c o n s i n f i n -
course. That is definitely a Division III Nation- ished 13th out of 18
recipe for success and get- putt and just missed. Kaegi
al Championships Reinecke finishes tied for teams. Arizona State
ting better. also had about a 5-foot putt
for birdie on the ninth hole, May 9-12 at Bay 76th at regionals won the national
Day 1 but he pushed the putt to the Oaks Country Club in
Verona graduate Jessica Reinecke
title.
Houston, Texas.
K a e g i f i n i s h e d h i s right of the hole and then Hernandez Hernandez, a junior tied for 76th with a 242 (83-77-82) - Anthony Iozzo
Reinecke
first round of the state just missed the par putt. at UW-Stout, finished in the NCAA Division I Columbus

Girls soccer: Cats win back-to-back regional titles with two upsets as ninth seed
Continued from page 12 minute.
Rachel Nelson finished
with six saves.
semifinal opponent Thurs-
day was the only lower Verona 1, Middleton 0
seed to make sectionals. Rawson scored the lone
Seventh-seeded Madison goal Saturday in the 1-0 win
Memorial defeated No. 2 over Middleton.
Madison West, and No. 6 It was huge, Faulkner
Janesville Craig knocked said. There is a longstand-
off No. 3 Sun Prairie. ing rivalry with Middleton
We knew the strength at their field. The victory
of schedule that we felt bigger than life because
played, and we knew we it was completely unexpect-
lost a couple of games ear- ed by most people, and they
ly, but I felt confident that started to realize that if they
we could play with the play together they can play
teams we were playing, anyone, including the one
coach Jen Faulkner said. seed.
I was pretty confident Chandler Bainbridge
that we could play in that found her halfway through
underdog role and come the first half for the score,
out ahead. and Nelson did the rest, stop-
Although Verona started ping 11 shots.
0-4 in its nonconference Faulkner said the girls are
schedule, the Wildcats also still riding a high from the
tied Oregon (ranked fourth win that she hopes continues
in Division 2), tied Mount Thursday at Oconomowoc.
Horeb (fifth in Division Faulkner said they need to
3) and defeated Madi- possess the ball, create ball
Photo by Evan Halpop
son Edgewood (second in Olivia Rawson (middle) celebrates with teammates Julia Gilboy (left) and Mia Hoeve after scoring the only goal Saturday in a movement and finish when
Division 3). 1-0 upset over top-seeded Middleton in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at Firefighters Park. the opportunities present
I t h i n k y o u h ave t o themselves.
play that tough schedule from those games. 4-1 win over Mukwonago. Kate Melin struck first Rawson. I think they need to con-
if you are going to prepare tinue to work and work really
what the postseason is all Verona 4, Mukwonago 1 theIunderdog
think our girls embraced
mentality that
in the 26th minute with an
assist to Anna Heinzen, and
Melin scored again in the
69th minute with an assist to hard and outwork the other
about, Faulkner said. We The Wildcats first showed no one is really expecting Julia Gilboy scored with Caitlyn Ott, and Mia Hoeve team, she said. If we do
made that tough sched- that their seed might have anything from the ninth four seconds left in the first capped the offense with an that, the girls will keep find-
ule because we thought been wrong Thursday in the seed, Faulkner said. half with an assist to Olivia unassisted goal in the 88th ing success.
we could learn something
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Girls track: Wildcats return Tennis: Swaminath and Hutchcroft make round of 32
all but one state qualifier Continued from page 11

Continued from page 12 but have another year That and a couple question-
together. able calls early in the third-
Freshman Leah Remiker place match also got into his
Kundinger, junior Emelia has three more shots at the head as Tennison finished
Lichty and freshman Tami- 800 run, as well, after fin- fourth, losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to
ya Smith placed last out ishing 24th in 2:23.72. Raut.
of the top 24 relays in the Nine of the top 16 seeds
state with a time of 1:47.6 return to the court next sea-
son, including eight of the top
10.
D1 state champions Anything can happen,
Tennison said. Im just going
100: sophomore Makayla Jackson (Milwaukee King) to go out and practice hard
12.25 and come back better next
200: sophomore Brooke Jaworski (Wausau West) 24.65 year.
The fifth-seed, Raut had
400: Jaworski 53.71, state record plenty of rest between his
800: senior Cami Davre (Whitefish Bay) 2:12.07 quarterfinal match and the
1,600: Davre 4:56.76 championship, waiting for
three hours after losing 6-0, Photo by Jeremy Jones
3,200: Davre 10:53.67 6-1 to eventual champion Junior Jordan Hutchcroft (right) and Vivek Swaminath react after beating Madison La Fol-
4x100: Milwaukee King 46.81 Robert Krill of Brookfield lettes Kevin Dunn and Evan Loken 6-7 (5), 6-4, 11-9 in the first round of the WIAA Division
4x200: Milwaukee King 1:40.33 East. 1 state tennis tournament.
4x400: Hamilton 3:51.66 Though he was given two
Hutchcroft said. We had to
hours between matches, it
4x800: Waukesha West 9:15.9 wasnt enough for Tennison. Top state finishers focus up and angle our shots
into a better spot.
100 hurdles: sophomore Destiny Huven (Nicolet) 14.7 Tennison received a first-
With most of their team-
300 hurdles: freshman Jadin OBrien (Divine Savior Holy round bye as a top-eight seed Singles mates in the crowd, the Vero-
Angels) 43.22 and had little trouble reaching
First place: Robert Krill (Sr.), Brookfield East defeated Colt na duo rallied in the second
the semifinals, defeating Eau
Triple jump: senior Eva Laun-Smith (Beloit Memorial) Tegtmeier (Jr.), Madison Memorial 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 set and eventual tiebreaker.
Claire Memorial senior Ken
39-10 1/2 We play our best when
Tanawattanacharoen (20-9) Third place: Neel Raut (Jr.) Oshkosh West defeated Will were being loud, and getting
High jump: junior Emily Scott (Kimberly) 5-8 6-1, 6-1; 14th-seeded West Tennison (So.), Verona 3-6, 6-4 6-2 that energy back up helped us,
Long jump: junior Armoni Brown (Waukesha South) De Pere senior Harry Dykema Fifth place: Alex Alt (Sr.), Kimberly defeated Daniel Moore especially in that tiebreaker,
(31-4) 6-3, 7-5 and sixth-seed-
19-8 1/2, state record ed Kimberly senior Alex Alt (Sr.), Kenosha Tremper 7-5, 7-6 (7) Swaminath said.
Pole vault: junior Daily Albino (New Berlin West) 12-6 The second round pitted the
(21-2) 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles Verona juniors with a much
Shot put: senior Josie Schaefer (Baraboo) 47-8 bigger task, as they fell 6-4,
1 dubs wins a round First place: John Massart (Sr.)/Ethan Budiono (Sr.),
Discus: Schaefer 163-8 Marquette defeated Eli Winter (Sr.)/Jack Steinberger (Jr.), 6-4 against 10th-seeded Rob-
Veronas Jordan Hutchcroft by Baranko and Eric Simon-
made his second state appear- Nicolet 6-2, 6-1
sen (26-1) the No. 2 doubles
ance on the doubles side and Third place: Grant Mauthe (Sr.)/Carter Brown (Sr.), Neenah team from Homestead.
he and partner Vivek Swam- defeated Zach Wolfe (Sr.)/Sam Rechek (So.), E.C. Memorial
Boys lacrosse inath, who was making his 6-4, 6-1
I thought we had a good
shot after playing their 1
first trip to state, won a round

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Fifth place: Caleb Schifano (Sr.)/ Noah Guillermo (Jr.), doubles team competitively
against a familiar opponent. during the season, Swami-
Hutchcroft and Swami- Marquette defeated Ari Robinson (Sr.)/Ridley Aranda (Fr.),
Nicolet 7-6 (3), 6-3 nath said. They score didnt
nath lost in a tiebreaker to La reflect it, but a lot of points
Verona boys lacrosse Follette at the Madison East went to deuce in that match.
opened the playoffs with a Red Invite but came back to beat started slow today, Swami- were dangerously close to The juniors each have one
the Lancers in straight sets nath said. They were playing being eliminated in the tie- more season together and are
16-1 victory over Brookfield
co-op June 1, but the Wild- Conference at the Big Eight Conference
meet.
really well. breaker, trailing 7-2 in the tie-
The Wildcats found them- breaker, but they battled back looking forward to whats to
cats saw their season come down 3-0 in the first to win the 20-point breaker come.
to a close two days later with awards The juniors defeated Big selves
Eight Conference rivals Evan set and fought back to tie 11-9.
Im really excited for the
a 10-9 loss at home June 3 things up 6-6, only to lose in future because next year, I
First team: Ian Edwards Loken and Kevin Dunn (14- Dunn, who plays volley-
against Arrowhead. think well be a top seed,
Senior Jake Keyes had sev- (attack), Pat Stigsell 8) by a score of 6-7 (5), 6-4, a tiebreaker. It was a popular ball for the Lancers, frustrated Hutchcroft said. I think were
(midfield), Declan 11-9. theme, as the second set was Verona by continually return-
en goals and four assists in going to get really far.
the blowout of Brookfield. Makuch (defense) I thought we could have the first the Verona duo led. ing their overhead smashes.
won in straight set. We just Hutchcroft and Swaminath It was very frustrating,
Juniors Graham Sticha (3G, Second team: Jake
3A) and Ian Edwards (3G) Keyes (attack), Jack
also recorded hat tricks. Scott (midfield), Henry
Boys track: Herkert adds a medal in the 110 hurdles
Junior goaltender Ethan Smith (defense), Ethan
Maurisek stopped 10 shots. Maurisek (goalie), Tom
Verona scored four goals Gerlach (long stick
in the first quarter but saw the midfielder) Continued from page 11 Id say the first time it jump and making some noise
offense dropoff as the Arrow- didnt bother me was today in in the hurdles.
head game progressed. Honorable mention: the long jump, he said. So it West Allis Central senior
Edwards had three goals Graham Sticha (attack) Herkert, who battled a mid- was good timing, I guess. Kelvon Johnson won the 110s
and two assists in the loss and Player of the Year: Ian season ankle injury. Herkert and teammate Jared in 14.56.
senior Jack Scott added a pair Edwards The senior did not regis- Biddle finished sixth and ninth Verona, which had its sights
of goals. Maurisek stopped six ter jump in the long jump, in the 110-meter hurdles. Her- set on winning the programs
Coach of the Year: scratching on his first three
shots. Nathan Lutterman ket posted a time of 15.03 to first state title since (1992) as
- Jeremy Jones jumps attempts. beat his classmate to the finish recently as three weeks ago
It happened during the Sun line. Biddle finished in 15.58. when brothers Chudi and Obi
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Herkert took some time off My main two goals were Senior Hunter Bourne just
and tried to come back but the defending my title in the long missed scoring for the team
injury lingered. in the shot put, finishing ninth
with a personal-best 53-6 . Photo by Jeremy Jones
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Verona History
March
50 years ago three minutes remaining to 30 years ago there were no injuries. The school liaison officer. and a shelter.
send the game into overtime business would later relo- City leaders praised plans
The school board held but lost 72-70. The Common Council cate into the Miller and Sons 10 years ago for the second set of Epic
a lengthy discussion about committed $400,000 for a building. The T. Wall Properties buildings.
accepting a graduate student 40 years ago 12,000-square-foot expan- A dispute between the shopping center plan known Junior swimmer Ian Gir-
who had been rejected by the The state DNR attached sion of the library, including Town of Verona and a local as the West End earned the dley earned all-state honors
Madison La Follette principal a condition to the proposed a 5,500 square-foot base- couple building a home on citys approval. It would nev- after finishing sixth in the
unless removal of a beard as Dane County landfill site ment. their own got ugly when the er end up getting built, how- 100-yard backstroke weeks
a condition was met. on the east side of town that Two Town of Verona residents made calls to the ever, as competition on the earlier.
The board reviewed its pol- severely hampered efforts to juveniles were arrested for governors office and local opposite end of town didnt The gymnastics team fin-
icy and determined personal make it last more than just a stealing about 500 blast television news stations to get sorted out before the ished eighth at the state meet
neatness and general attitudes few years. caps from a padlocked Dane plead their case and then had recession hit. out of 10 teams, led by soph-
were sufficient for rejection, Two months earlier, the County Sheriffs Office facil- attorneys battle it for them in Study and planning for omore Laura Fahrney (ninth
but not beards. county had put a maximum ity in late February. hearings at Town Hall. a potential city-town merger on vault).
The school district held lifetime of 11 years on the Deputies searched all Deb and Bill Glenns got into high gear, with most Former Verona Area
groundbreaking for and began site, but new conditions, month for the caps, which home did not pass the muster agreeing the process had High School thrower Luke
construction on the new Vero- including agreement with a were distributed among kids of town electrical inspector been beneficial for everyone Sullivan began training for
na High School building. sewerage treatment plant that in west Madison, Verona and Tom Junck, who would later but opinions about whether it the Beijing Olympics in dis-
Farmers from Verona the county was not interested Fitchburg. All but 100 were call it one of the worst elec- should happen varying wide- cus.
joined in a milk dumping as in pursuing, made it diffi- recovered. trical wiring jobs Ive seen, ly. It would fail in a referen- Though he never did qual-
a collective attempt to restore cult for the project to pass to Temperatures climbed to and the Glenns claimed the dum a year later. ify, he participated in three
milk prices. About 90 area Phase II or III. a balmy 74 degrees early in town was uncooperative and The boys basketball team Olympic Trials and became
farmers dumped over 60,000 The Hometown USA the month. that Junck swore in front of advanced to the state tour- a four-time All-American
pounds of milk about three Days parade route was The Common Council their children. nament for a second year in at UCLA. He now runs a
miles south of Mount Vernon. reversed to begin at the voted to complete develop- Verona native Neil Walk- a row, but it lost in the first high-performance discus
The villages Plan Com- school complex on Richard ment of the Verona Industrial er earned the NCAA Swim- round in an upset against training operation in Arizona.
mission rejected a request to Street and end in front of the Park. mer of the Year award after Kimberly. A traveler known as
rezone a property on the 400 fairgrounds. The State Building Com- setting an NCAA record in The county revealed Lee the Horselogger drove
block of West Verona Ave- The town and village mission approved plans for the 100-yard backstroke at plans for developing the for- his covered wagon through
nue as commercial because boards decided to sign an the UW-Madison golf course the NCAA Championships. mer sheriffs shooting range Verona, stopping at Mill-
it would pull business away agreement creating an EMS on the northern edge of town. He injured his hand, howev- on Range Trail into Scheide- er and Sons Supermarket
from the central district and district with Fitchburg. The er, and was unable to com- gger Forest. The countys and talking at New Centu-
was not on the master plan as service began operation in 20 years ago pete in the final day. first forest, named after a ry School, on his way to the
such. the summer. The 39-year-old Verona Drug dogs made no hits Verona benefactor who left East Coast from Montana.
Veronas boys basketball The DNR reported that Pharmacy on West Verona during a surprise lockdown more than a half-million dol- The trip was a personal jour-
squad lost in regional play one of the villages wells was Avenue was destroyed in a drill that brought K9 units. lars for park development, ney after being diagnosed
despite a 30-point outburst contaminated. The cost to fix fire that was blamed on a Police chief Ed Moffett opened in 2011 with trails, with cancer.
from center Vince Weiland. it was estimated to be more space heater. brought a request to the Per- youth camping, paved park-
The team had rallied from a than $30,000. Damages were estimated sonnel Committee to hire a ing, an informational kiosk Compiled by Jim Ferolie
six-point deficit with less than at more than $300,000, but

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Graduation: Graduates say EA helped them explore interests, learn at their own pace
Continued from page 1 Finding interests dysgraph- Bergmann, to be more self-directed,

The school opened in Class of 2017 One of the core tenets


ia in eighth
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Driftmier said. (Our grad-
uating class) shows that EA
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Graduates: 362 students to learn by diving
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dents to break from the tra- Class flower: White rose deeper into topics theyre a mid-life appreciated that can rival another high
ditional classroom setting Class song: See You already interested in. crisis he the chance school that is larger.
and avoid state mandates Again, Wiz Khalifa feat. That could mean a project was having to use tech-
of when students have to Charlie Puth on the tea trade to demon- at the young Driftmier n o l o g y a t Haag A success story
be in school. Its 76 students strate history knowledge, as age of eighth the school Pacetti is among those
Class motto: Our lives soon-to-be-graduate Lainie
are allowed to take up to are before us, our pasts grade, but was not graduates this year, and will
two classes each semester Schroeder did, or creating allowing him off the hook attend Eastern Michigan
are behind us, but our a musical instrument out of
through the high school memories are forever with to make entirely. University this fall as a spe-
Advanced Placement or PVC pipe to demonstrate some inter- Even cial education major and a
us. Anonymous science standards, like Max
music, for example but esting proj- though that theater minor.
they mostly work on proj- Driftmier did this year. ects and real- was an area Just three years ago, she
ects with their advisers to Schroeder said that ly do some of trouble still wasnt sure about col-
show proficiency in math, But looking back, they said project-based instruction of the things Schroeder that I didnt lege, but by the end of her
English and other core sub- those adjustments were allowed her to take more Im passion- really want Bergmann sophomore year, she real-
jects. worth the early challenges. time on subjects she strug- ate about. to work on, ized, I can do this, she
Its an extreme example Its changed, and its gled with in the past, like I was in it was also said.
of the push toward person- definitely gotten better, math, but it also taught her this little rut, thinking, Oh the push of While the 20 graduates
alized learning all around said Claudia Haag. Ive how to motivate herself my God, what am I going the advis- this year arent the schools
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and it came with some w o u l d n t h av e w a n t e d I can teach myself things helped me succeed in terms l i k e , We entire high school careers
growing pains early on, to spend my high school at my own speed, she said. of what my goals were. know this there makes them and the
the students acknowledged. career anywhere else. Bergmann, who was diag- is a strug- school a success story,
nosed with dyslexia and Preparing graduates gle of yours, Pacetti Schroeder said.
Those goals can some- lets work on Im really proud to be
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Sugar Creek concerts
Sugar Creek Elementary School students showed off
their musical talents Friday, May 12, at the school con-
certs featuring drumming, singing and dancing. Family
and friends filled the schools gym throughout the after-
noon as each grade rotated through their performance.

Richie Lee, center, smiles as he and his classmates finish I Photos by Scott Girard
Just Cant Wait to Be King from The Lion King. Front row from left, Emma Royer, Aaron Andrae and Darien Rodriguez Nava perform Ala Kumbe!

From left, Ruby Hicks, Caitlin Deutsch, Kally Sweet and


Balquisa Hassan play instruments to accompany their class-
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Stoner Prairie sings


Stoner Prairie Elementary School students showed off
their singing and dance moves Thursday, April 20, at the
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Savanna Oaks Middle School held an art show reception for its students on Thursday, April 27.
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PUBLIC NOTICE show Supermarket Sweep staff members from the bank
PURSUANT TO WI STATE STATUTE 65.90(5)(A)
Notice is hereby given that the Verona Area School District Board of Education,
to benefit local food pantries. took his place for the speed
at a Regular Board Meeting held at the District Administration Building, 700 N. Main
Street, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 approved the following changes to the
The event was organized shopping event.
Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget. as part of Community Bank- Ali Miller and Kylie
VERONA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT ing Month in April. People Hagen collected $153
2016-17 BUDGET CHANGES
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2016-17 2016-17
perishable food and mone- and down the grocery store
Budget Budget tary donations to their local aisles with a cart in two
GENERAL (10) FUND REVENUES food pantry at bank locations minutes, and the bank also
200 Local Sources 32,268,004 44,890,925
600 State Sources 29,454,911 29,371,800 from April 3-21. donated the difference up to
TOTAL REVENUES & OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 64,146,845 76,686,655
In Verona, the winner of a $500 for the food pantry.
GENERAL (10) FUND EXPENDITURES
200 Support Services 18,815,497 21,309,338
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Monday for the Verona Press unless energetic, flexible and caring person to A&B ENTERPRISES
GROWING CONCRETE company NEEDED FULL Time Sding Installer with Light Construction Remodeling COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
changed because of holiday work sched- join our team. W.O.R.C. supports adults
looking for EXPERIENCED Flat work or without experience. Madison area. No job too small & CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
ules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 with developmental disabilities at their
finisher Competitive wages, insurance 608-219-0481 608-835-7791 MUSEUM
or 835-6677. job in the community as well as social
benefits. 608-289-3434 Wisconsins Largest Antique Mall!
and recreational activities. W.O.R.C. has
been working in Dane County since 449 Driver, Shipping HALLINAN-PAINTING Customer Appreciation Week
20% DISCOUNT June 5-11
1983, primarily supports individuals in & Warehousing WALLPAPERING
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
the rural areas surrounding Madison. We **Great-Spring-Rates**
STATE-LINE CONSIGNMENT AUCTION
LOOKING FOR Pickup Truck Driver. 35 + Years Professional 200 Dealers in 400 Booths
provide transportation so a reliable vehi- Must have CDL, prefer cattle hauling Interiior-Exterior Third floor furniture, locked cases
cle, valid driver's license and insurance experience. Good driving record with Location: 239 Whitney St
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM are required. Some personal cares may good work references. Pays weekly,
Free-Estimates
References/Insured Columbus, WI 53925
be needed occasionally. Starting wage
101 E MURRAY ST - BROWNTOWN, WI 53522 is $13.00 per hour. looking for a flexible
$12/hr plus benefits. Serious inquiries
only. Please reply to:
Arthur Hallinan 920-623-1992
Road Construction Hwy 151 Exit 120
schedule of up to 35 hours per week 608-455-3377
dearthlivestock@yahoo.com or call always open to Antique Mall
QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS WANTED Monday through Friday, no evenings or
weekends. Mileage reimbursement is
608-523-4712. RECOVER PAINTING Offers carpentry, www.columbusantiquemall.com
drywall, deck restoration and all forms
Lawn & Garden Recreational Equipment UTVS & given for miles driven within the work
day. Pro-rated PTO and paid holidays.
452 General of painting Recover urges you to join in 652 Garage Sales
ATVS Boats & Jet Skis Construction Equipment EOE Please send letter of interest and OFFICE CLEANING in Stoughton Mon- the fight against cancer, as a portion of
BROOKLYN- 34 NORTH Union Rd
resume to Melanie Dinges, W.O.R.C. Inc, Fri 5pm-9pm. Visit our website: www. every job is donated to cancer research.
Skid Steers & Attachments Trucks & Trailers 1955 W. Broadway #100, Madison, WI capitalcityclean.com or call our office: Free estimates, fully insured, over 20 (watch for signs). Moving/Tack Sale.
608-831-8850 years of experience. Call 608-270-0440. June 8-9-10 Household Galore, Tall and

Area Wide
Advertising Deadline: Fri., June 16, 2017 53713 melanie.dinges @ worcinc.com Plus size clothes. Barn Supplies, Horse-
Consignment Deadline: Tues., June 27, 2017 554 Landscaping, Lawn, Tree & wear, Tack, LPs, CDs, DVDs
Garden Work STOUGHTON- 821 Nygaard St. June
Live & Online Bidding Available: LAWN MOWING 8-10. 8am-4pm. Womens plus size
clothing, stampin'up, wrought iron patio
www.powersauction.com or www.proxibid.com Residential & Commercial
set, glassware, doggie stuff, much misc.
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Powers Auction Service: (608) 439-5761 or (608) 966-3767


Dan Powers: (608) 214-1883 Mike Powers: (608) 214-5761
Concrete Surfacing RIGHT HAND MAN SERVICES lawn
mowing & trimming, clean up, planting,
etc. Over 17 years experience. 608-
688 Sporting Goods
& Recreational
FOR SALE: FLEETWOOD CAMPER
2445 E. State Highway 11 South Wayne, WI 53587 Garage Floor Coating 352-1044
TRAILER 34ftx8ft, good shape. $4000.
608-439-5761 or spowers3764@yahoo.com CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
Diamond Grinding Promotes Adhesion Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Canoe 15ft aluminum good shape $200.
608-480-0199 Jack
Removal of Failed Floor Coating Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work sched- 696 Wanted To Buy
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ules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671


WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
Recreational Equipment, Sporting Goods, Appliances, or 835-6677.
We sell used parts.
Flooring, Lighting, & Door Hardware Call Scott at 608-515-8651 CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Locally Owned - Verona pays to read the fine print.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114
Benton Auction Barn: 72 Easy Street - Benton, WI 53803 705 Rentals
OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 @ 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Increase Your sales opportunitiesreach over 1.2 million households!
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RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT: '12 JD XUV Gator, large deck,washer/dryer in unit. AC.
FOR SALE- MISCELLANEOUS **STOP STRUGGLING ON THE STAIRS** Give your life a Extra large garage Large backyard. Cats/
Crew Cab, 181 Hrs - 1 Owner. Snapper SPX Lawn Mower. '97 dogs ok. $1260 inc. heat and electric.
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Bamboo, Oak & More Flooring. SPORTING GOODS: 8380 Promo Code CDC201725 (CNOW)
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Cook at Epic
GET OUTTA THE
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scratch cooking for Epic staff, customers, and
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positions in Verona, WI: variety of regional, seasonal, international
Shipping & Receiving Clerk dishes, often striking a balance between
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suppliers & products (1st shift) new dishes as you rotate through the Grill,
Packaging & Assembly Associate Jump behind the wheel Entre, and Soup/Salad/Sandwich stations.
Perform general assembly & packaging of and get your wheels going somewhere Youll also flex your creative muscles by
consumable plastic products (1st shift) Dont sit back and spin your wheels aimlessly. Drive contributing to daily specials. Our culinary
Packaging & Assembly Associate your truck, your career and your life forward with team works in a s tate-of-of-the-art, air
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week starting 3-7 pm or 4-8 pm full-time hours and full employee benefits.
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products (1st shift)
If interested apply in person
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schneiderjobs.com 800-44-PRIDE
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BROOKLYN/EVANSVILLE Country 2
UNION ROAD STORAGE 883 Wanted: Residential 990 Farm: Service & Get Connected
bedroom, 20 min. south of Madison
$950+ utilities. CA. Appliances. W/D 10x10 - 10x15 Property Merchandise
Find updates and links right away.
hookup, Non-Smokers. No Pets. June- 10x20 - 12x30 WE BUY Homes any condition. Close FRITZ BARN PAINTING
or-July 608-843-7098 24 / 7 Access quickly. Joe 608-618-1521 jssreales- Rusty roofs, metal buildings, grain bins. Add us on Facebook and
Security Lights & Cameras tate@tds.net Free-estimate. 608-221-3510 Twitter as Verona Press
GARAGE PARKING/STORAGE- Ore-
gon. One stall garage space with opener Credit Cards Accepted
RENT SKIDLOADERS
for $90/mo. on S Perry Pkwy. Great for 608-835-0082 945 Farm: Land For Sale MINI-EXCAVATORS
storage or an extra vehicle. Call 608- 1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI 2.5 ACRES for sale in Monroe, WI area. TELE-HANDLER
237-7118 today! 608-797-2170.
Located on the corner of and these attachments. Concrete
GREENWOOD APARTMENTS breaker, posthole auger, landscape
Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently Union Road & Lincoln Road 970 Horses rake, concrete bucket, pallet forks,
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available trencher, rock hound, broom, teleboom,
WALMERS TACK SHOP
starting at $795 per month, includes 801 Office Space For Rent 16379 W. Milbrandt Road stump grinder.
heat, water, and sewer. By the day, week, or month.
608-835-6717 Located at: Evansville, WI
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575 OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT 608-882-5725 Carter & Gruenewald Co.
OREGON 2-Bedroom in quiet, well-kept In Oregon facing 15th hole 4417 Hwy 92 Oregon Manor, a 45-bed skilled nursing facility, is
975 Livestock Brooklyn, WI, 608-455-2411
building. Convenient location. Includes all
appliances, A/C, blinds, private parking,
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and 2 YEAR OLD Black and Red Angus CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon seeking a flexible full-time Housekeeper/Laundry
laundry, storage. $200 security deposit. Security System bulls for sale. Good ease of calving. Friday for The Great Dane and Noon Aide. Position includes every other weekend/holiday.
Cats OK. $690/month. 608-219-6677 Conference rooms available Docile Healthy, comes from clean herd. Monday for the Verona Press unless
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct. Kitchenette-Breakroom Will deliver. Call 608-692-0418 for more changed because of holiday work sched- Full-time benefit package included. Experience is not
Autumn Woods Prof. Centre
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Marty 608-835-3628
information ules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677. necessary but welcomed.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring. 980 Machinery & Tools THEY SAY people dont read those little Please apply at:
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035. THEY SAY people dont read those little ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
www.madtownrentals.com
HOBBY FARM SPECIAL IH- 350 Utility www.oregonmanor.biz or

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VERONA 1&2 Bedroom Apartment $655-
$820. Available May 1 and June 1. Small
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or
835-6677.
tors manual. 6ft mower attachment. Log 835-6677. call Deb at (608) 835-3535.
splitter attachment. $2600. Call 608-
24 unit building. Includes heat, hot water, 873-9437 EOE
water & sewer, off-street parking, fully
carpeted, dishwasher and coin operated
laundry and storage in basement. Con-
venient to Madison's west side. Call KC
at 608-273-0228 to view your new home. VERONA DRIVERS WANTED Adding Full-Time Positions!
720 Apartments
ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for
Seniors 55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units
available starting at $795 per month. Full/Part Time Positions Available
Includes heat, water and sewer. Drive Locally andWages
Excellent Support your Community
Professionally managed. Located at Badger Bus Offers:
Paid Training
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388 $150
CDL Sign-On Bonus for Van Drivers
Program
$500 Sign-On Bonus
Signing Bonusfor Qualified School Bus Drivers
750 Storage Spaces For Rent
Positions
Paid Training and Available
Bonus to get in
your CDL
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ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE


10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Madison
Full and and
Part-Time Verona
Positions Available
Apply Locally at: 219 Paoli St., Verona, WI
Join us for a JOB FAIR
June 13 & 15 2-5 pm
BRAND NEW Call: 608-845-2255 or Go Online: BadgerBus.com
OREGON/BROOKLYN
Credit Cards Accepted

All Saints Assisted Living, 519 Commerce Dr.


CALL (608)444-2900

C.N.R. STORAGE
Located behind Care Coordinator - LPN or RN required. Provide care management to residents.
Stoughton Garden Center FARMALL TRACTORS COLLECTOR CAR
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7 SEMI-TRACTOR ANTIQUES Cook - Experience Preferred. Prepare delicious meals for our campus caf.
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
DON WUTHRICH Maintenance Technician - Perform scheduled & unscheduled maintenance.
Oak Opening Dr. behind 841 NORTH MAIN STREET
Stoughton Garden Center
VERONA, WI 53593 Housekeeper - Experience Preferred. Maintain our commitment to cleanliness.
Call: 608-509-8904
SATURDAY JUNE 10TH, 10:00 AM Resident Assistants - Excellent shift differential of $2.00/hour nights & weekends!
DEER POINT STORAGE DIRECTIONS: North of Verona Area High School mile on N.
Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Main St. or across from Badger Ridge Middle School. Watch for
George Auction Service signs. NOTE: Don has sold his farmhouse &
Work in a great new environment offering competitive wages as well
Clean-Dry Units buildings in the city of Verona. Many unseen items in farm buildings as health & dental insurance & Paid Time Off!

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24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25 at time of listing. At end of day there will be some lots sold in place
608-335-3337 in the buildings. LUNCH: Primetime Towne Fryer.
TRACTORS: Farmall A Culti-Vision WF 3pt; Farmall M NF; to request an to download
FRENCHTOWN application:
SELF-STORAGE Farmall H NF; Farmall B w/Sickle Mower; Farmall C NF; Farmall an application:
Only 6 miles South of Super H NF (Not Running); Farmall H NF Spoke Wheels w/ 608.243.8800 allsaintsneighborhood.org
Verona on Hwy PB. Farmall Loader (Not Running); Farmall Wheel Wts. COLLECTOR
Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$60/month CAR: 1967 Pontiac LeMans Convertible, 326 V8, Auto, (80,000
miles). SEMI TRACTOR & VAN TRAILER: 1995 Ford F-800

NOW HIRING
10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month Hot Shot (226,000 miles); 1965 Dorsey 40' Van Trailer. FARM
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month MACHINERY: International 420 Baler; NH 56 Rake; 8' Field
Call 608-424-6530 or Cultivator; JD 0015K PTO Generator; (2) Running Gears; Running
1-888-878-4244 Gear w/Wooden Bale Cage; 6' 3pt. Mower; One Bottom Plow;
NORTH PARK STORAGE
3pt. 5' Scraper Blade; 6' Snow Blade; Drag Section. LAWN/
10x10 through 10x40, plus OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT: Cub Cadet 1450 Hydro Riding Mower
14x40 with 14 door for w/3" Sweepster; Toro 8-32 Riding Mower; MTD 8hp. Chipper/
RV & Boats.

Excellent Starting Wages and Benefits


Shredder; JD TRX24 Snow Blower Attachment; Snow Blowers; Push
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088 Mowers; Hahn Eclipse Snow Blower; Riding Mowers (Not Running).
BOAT & TRAILERS: 1958 SlickCraft 16' (1980s) 4cyl. Inboard/
OREGON SELF-STORAGE
10x10 through 10x25
month to month lease
Outboard Mercruiser w/Trailer; 5'x8' Homemade Trailer w/Wood
Deck; Aluminum Single Snowmobile Trailer. MOTORCYCLES,
MOPED & SNOWMOBILES: 1979 Honda PA50 Moped
Employee Travel Discounts
Call Karen Everson at
608-835-7031 or (6,383 miles); Yamaha 350 Motorcycle; 1978 Suzuki GS1000
Veronica Matt at 608-291-0316
DOHC Motorcycle; 1972 Honda 500 Four Motorcycle; Honda
RASCHEIN PROPERTY CB360T Motorcycle; Bolens Sprint Snowmobile; Bolens Diablo Rouge
STORAGE Snowmobile. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Hercules Blasting
6x10 thru 10x25 Machine; Jackson Tube Tester; Budweiser, Old Style & Leinenkugels
Market Street/Burr Oak Street Lighted Signs; Coca-Cola Outboard Motor Dispenser Made by
in Oregon
Call 608-520-0240 Dole Valve Co.; Red Wing 10gal. Crock; Special Export Neon Light;
Benetone Trumpet; Lazy Day Farms Metal Truck; Texaco Truck/
Trailer; Tonka Toys; Lg. Qty. Windows & Doors all sizes; Milk Cans;
WERE Tomos Folding Bicycles; John Deere & Other Bicycles; Texaco & Other
Adv. Cans; Bakers Cabinet; 2 Man Saws; Metal Milk Crates; Cistern
ALL Pumps & Parts; Painted Tables & Benches; Wood Ladders; Lantern;
Wooden Sleds; Wash Tubs; Toboggan; Ice Skates; Vacancy Sign;
EARS Coaster Wagon; Metal Buckets; License Plates; Wooden Barrels;
Painted Rockers; 12' Church Pew; Steel Wheel Hand Cultivator &
515 W. Verona Ave. Verona, WI 53593
608-497-4500
613 W. Verona Ave. Verona, WI 53593
608-845-3000
Mowers; Lg. Wood Pulley; Wicker Rockers; Wood Boxes & Crates;
Werner Foundry CI Stove; Wood Skis; Metal Porch Rockers; Wood Holiday Inn Express & Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites
Shaft Golf Clubs; 2 Compartment Wash Stand. VEHICLE FOR
PARTS: 1989 Ford Festiva Body Shell, Misc. Parts & Engine. STILL are currently hiring for the following positions:
& GRAPE CRUSHER: Barnstead 100gal. Still w/Barnstead Level
Monitor; Grape Crusher. MISCELLANEOUS: Steel Paneled Ear
Corn Crib; Fuel Barrel & Stand; Ideal 5 Dwr. Stainless 5' Cabinet
Housekeeping/Laundry
Questions? on Casters; Ducane Air Conditioner; Ideal Stainless Food Warmer (Full-Time or Part-Time)
on Casters; Qty. of Hand Tools; Fencing; 25' Al. Ext. Ladder; Hyd.
Comments? Cylinders; Vises; Scrap Iron.
Story Ideas? REGISTERED WI AUCTIONEERS: Dean George #486, Kale
Front Desk/Guest Services
Let us know how George #2811 & Riley Kahl #736, 11211 North Union Road, (2nd Shift - 3pm-11pm)
Evansville, WI 53536, (608) 882-6123.
were doing. TERMS: 5% Buyers fee. Check or Cash. 4% courtesy charge for Breakfast Host
purchases using credit card. All sales final. All announcements made
Your opinion is something day of sale take precedence over printed material. Not responsible (Part-Time or Every Other Weekend)
we always want to hear. for accidents or losses.

Call 845-9559 or at For complete listing and photos log onto


www.georgeauction.com
Weekend availability is required for all positions
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Verona Area School District

Photo by Scott Girard


Verona Area High School students mark the words that
are most important to them in thinking about a new high
school building during a presentation with Eppstein Uhen
Architects.

High school perspective With work started on the west side of Main Street, the full shutdown has been delayed to June 26 in order to ensure it is
Photo by Jim Ferolie

About 50 Verona Area consultants about features closed no longer than six weeks.
High School students of their favorite places to

Shutdown: Businesses still accessible through alternate routes


spent an hour helping offer learn, including looking
ideas for an ideal high for quiet spaces, the abil-
school building to the dis- ity to collaborate and nat-
tricts consultants on the ural light. The consultants Continued from page 1 P a r t l y b e c a u s e o f t h e traffic couldnt simply drier-than-expected spring,
upcoming construction for will use the feedback in addition of bumpouts switch to the other side the east side was advancing
a new high school build- the design process this would begin along with the pedestrian-friendly incur- under that plan. quickly, so bumpouts have
ing. The students, split summer. western sides construction. sions into the parking lanes However, because of a been held out of the proj-
into two groups, told the ect until later and traffic is
already using the northbound
Come & visit Wisconsins premier grower lanes.
On June 26, the street will
of quality bedding plants and close entirely to remove and
hanging baskets! replace the base layer on the
west side of the road and
In the Beautiful Town of Dunn complete the project, includ-
1828 Sandhill Rd., Oregon, WI ing the bumpouts on both
sides at a handful of spots
53575 608-835-7569 along the corridor.
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-7:30 pm; Access to businesses in the
area remains inconvenient
Saturday 8:30 am-6 pm; Sunday 9 am-5 pm and will get worse at the end
of the month, but there will

Early Summer Savings!


be vehicle access to every
business and parking area
throughout the project one
way or another. Signs at the
northern and southern ends
of the street and Park Lane
will direct visitors to parking
KOPKES KOUPON and alternate routes.
The most widely used

Hanging Baskets access point from Main


Street is to Miller and Sons
Supermarket, which extend-
$2 off First Basket Save up ed the scope of the construc-
$3 off Second Basket to $9.00
tion project by working with
Parisi Construction privately
$4 off Third Basket to replace half its parking lot.
Limit 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid June 7-June 12, 2017.
Access to Millers remains
easiest through either Church
Avenue or Shuman Street.
KOPKES KOUPON Among the other signifi-
cantly compromised busi-

50 nesses is Hop Haus, which


Perennial off each perennial
had been working with con-
tractors and the city during

SPecial
the first segment to ensure its
Save up to $6.00 parking lot was available in
the evening. The business is
Limit 12. Limit 1 koupon per kustomer per day. Valid June 7-June 12, 2017.
holding an outdoor party for
its second anniversary June
17 and will have full access.
Most other businesses have
KOPKES KOUPON at least one entrance outside

5.00 Off
the project area or nearby
$ public parking from the Park
Lane lot.
Some motorists might
All Impatiens Flats have noticed that signs pro-
NO LIMIT hibiting left turns onto Main
While supplies last. Valid June 7-June 12, 2017.
Street early on in the project
were later removed. It was
decided after a few weeks
CheCk out our kopkes greenhouse that left turns were still being
made and that they werent
usdA CertiFied orgAniC line having a major impact on
VegetAble plAnts, seeds And Fertilizer safety or traffic speed.
The official detour still
Visit the stoughton AreA FArmers mArket on FridAy mornings in Front oF dollAr generAl sends people around the city,
Directions from Stoughton:
but maps posted in various
Take 138 toward Oregon. Go past Eugsters Farm Market, one locations around the city
mile and turn right on Sunrise Rd. Go one more mile then turn
left on Town Line Rd. Continue on to Sand Hill Rd. (approxi- When in Stoughton, visit our
show local detours on Frank-
FISH HATCHER Y RD.

mately one mile) and turn right.


sales house
lin and Shuman streets, with
Directions from Fitchburg:
Take Fish Hatchery Road south to Netherwood Road. Turn . located in the
entry points at Church Ave-
left and go through Oregon past Walgreens to a left on Sand
Dollar General nue and Park Lane.
Hill Road. CTY. M

Directions from Verona: parking lot.


Take Cty. M to Fish Hatchery Rd. Turn right and go to
Koupons and sale prices
Email Verona Press editor
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Netherwood Road. Turn left at Netherwood Rd. through


Oregon past Walgreens to a left on Sand Hill Rd. honored at both locations. Jim Ferolie at verona-
press@wcinet.com.