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Village of Oregon

Liquor store
gets extra time
Board takes
attorneys advice,
sets July 15 permit
Observer correspondent

Smiles all around

Erin Pickhard of Oregon, center, and her daughters Elle, 2, and Raegan, 6, enjoy a family trip on
the merry-go-round at Summer Fest on Thursday. The four-day festival at Kiser Park featured a
carnival, midway, parade, fireworks, live music, food and sports tournaments.


The Oregon Village

Board followed the advice
of its attorney Monday in
backing off an attempt to
deny a liquor license to
Alpine Liquors owner Ted
The board voted unanimously Monday to extend
by more than two weeks
the due date when Wallace
must have a sellers permit,
which is required to renew
his liquor license.
If Wallace fails to obtain
a sellers permit from the
state by the due date on
July 15, the Board will not

More Summer
Fest photos

Oregon School District

Photo by Kate Newton

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Blown away
70-year glass blowing business in Oregon basement closes
Because they had the
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scientific background
they had the skill to
John Ames won employee of the
year 57 years in a row at Erway Glass understand the experiment.

STEAM education
is changing solutions
Science plus
art equals job
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Tracy Burton,
one of the Erways daughters
The search to find someone to take
over their work was tough, Ames
stressed, as he estimated only two or
three glass blowers around the state
do the work we did. But they found
one in the Milwaukee area who will
continue working with Erways clients
and equipment.
That work consisted almost entirely
of unique scientific glass pieces, which
the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and companies such as Covance used
Photo submitted
as apparatus for research.
John Ames works in the basement shop
of Erway Glass Blowing before they
Turn to Glass/Page 10 closed after 70 years in business.

Turn to Liquor/Page 3

While solving the

worlds future problems
might not depend on
Sumo Bots or nonsoapy cilantro, Oregon
High School students
STEAM education is preparing them for plenty of
career possibilities after
The two main pillars
of science, technology, engineering, art and
math education at OHS
are problem-solving and
combining subject matter.
Teachers from various disciplines must work together, and there was no better
example of that teamwork
this past semester than

building trades instructor

Chris Prahl and art teacher
Mike Derrick, who worked
with 2016 graduate Mike
Lucas in his advanced
machine tool and art
With their help, Lucas
designed chess pieces on
graphing paper, converted his measurements into
a CAD program and then
milled the pieces out of
aluminum on a CNC lathe.
Derrick said it was the
first year Lucas who will
study engineering this fall
at UW-Madison tried an
art class.
Ive been lucky to do
various projects with Chris
and many of the tech ed
teachers over the years,
and they do an awesome
job integrating art into
their curriculum, he said.
Derrick said art works in
union with several other

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Its a notable accomplishment even
if he was the only employee besides
Norm and Willie Erway, who started
the business in 1947.
I didnt know if I should call them
Mr. and Mrs. Erway or Norm and Willie, Ames recalled with a laugh of
when he was hired by the couple as a
20 year old.
That rare business which many in
Oregon may not have known about
closed this month. Both of the Erways
died in recent years.
Their daughter, Tracy Burton,
worked with Ames to find someone
else to serve the Erway clients and
move out the equipment from the basement in the family home at 686 N. Oak

renew the liquors license.

Wallaces store, closed for
the time being, will not be
able to sell liquor until he
is granted a new license.
A week earlier, some
board members had questioned Wallaces business
practices and honesty, voting against village attorney
Matt Dregnes counsel to
begin proceedings to deny
him a liquor license. Village administrator Mike
Gracz had suggested the
vote was sending a message, and he scheduled
a special meeting even
though he couldnt attend
on Monday to have
Dregne explain the legal
options to the board.
Dregne presented two
options, of which the
Board approved his first
suggestion. Under the
first plan, both the board

June 30, 2016

Oregon Observer

Oregon Youth Baseball

Faust, Statz fields get makeovers

Assistant sports editor

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Statz (pictured) and Faust Field both received

improvements in May, including a new mix of infield
dirt and new fencing in the outfield.

Dave Jameson has been

with Oregon Youth Baseball
for about eight years, and for
six of them, he said the group
was talking about making
improvements to Faust and
Statz fields.
Both fields didnt have outfield fencing, and the infield
had weeds growing out of it.
This year, Jameson and
Oregon varsity head coach
Jacob Soule decided to throw

out a plan to the Village

Board in March to improve
those fields, and they said the
Board was immediately supportive.
From March to mid-May,
both Faust and Statz had a
better mix of infield dirt and
outfield fencing which still
has openings on the side.
Faust which is located at
100 North Perry Parkway
also received pitching mound
improvements, while Statz
located near Oak Street in
Jaycee Park was made to be
more compatible for different

age groups allowing for

both 46-60 and 50-70 dimensions for standard and intermediate little league levels.
We wanted to get them
looking better so the kids
have a better place to play,
Jameson said.
The process started in
March when Soule and
Jameson went to the parks
and recreation board. After
they offered support, the next
step was the Village Board,
and they too offered no resistance to the plan.
After approval, Jameson

contracted the work to two

companies. HK Sportsfields
the same group that worked
on fields in Ceniti Park in
Verona and Dane County Fence and Deck. It took
about a month to complete
the project.
While the ultimate goal
for Oregon Youth Baseball
is to eventually have its own
sports complex, Soule said
these were much needed
improvements and now the
kids can play on fields that
look and feel like baseball


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and the village clerk must
approve an applicants
liquor license.
My suggestion is that
the Board vote to renew the
license, subject to the condition that the clerk will
not issue the license unless
the applicant delivers evidence that the applicant
holds a valid sellers permit, Dregne said during the
His alternate suggestion
would have had the Board
vote on the renewal of Wallaces liquor license during
a special meeting Thursday,
June 30, when Wallaces
liquor license expires.
By extending Wallaces
liquor license conditionally,
he has the opportunity to get
his paperwork in order and
eventually pay off his debts
with his distributor and his
If Wallace does obtain
a sellers permit, however,
one remaining item could be
a pending lawsuit with his
Oregon police chief Brian
Uhl told the board that Wallaces landlord has already
started the eviction process
because of a failure to pay
rent on time. Uhl reported that Wallaces landlord
plans to not renew his lease,
though Wallace is legally
allowed to still operate on
that rented property until his
lease is up.
Wallace countered that as
soon as things get cleaned
up, it all gets withdrawn, he
learned from his landlords
attorney earlier that day.
Dregne suggested the
board not get involved in the
issue between Wallace and
his landlord. He also made
clear that Wallace does need
to be straightforward and
Alpine Liquors has been
closed for the past three

weeks. Wallace said he

plans to reopen the liquor
store once a businessperson
he mentioned consummates
an investment in his company. The requirement for this
investment, Wallace said, is
that he has a renewed liquor
license and the accompanying sellers permit.
The issue over Wallaces
liquor license began when
he failed to pay a distributor,
which then asked the state
to tell the board not renew
Wallaces liquor license
when it expired.
Wallace and his attorney
did not attend the first board
meeting regarding his liquor
Trustee Jeff Boudreau
said during that meeting he
was concerned with Wallaces honesty in regard
to his application. He was
especially wary of what
he characterized as Wallaces record of conviction
for breaking the law and if
he had applied for another
liquor license elsewhere in
Boudreau also wanted
Wallace to clarify how he
would advertise his liquor
and if he sold any other kind
of product.
Wallace was present Monday and all of those issues
were addressed. Wallace
said he intends to not advertise any tacky beer signs,
as he had done previously,
and that the only other product besides alcoholic beverages he sells is tobacco. He
said he plans to have a new
grand opening after the current issues are resolved.
Uhl clarified that Wallace
has not been convicted of
breaking any laws and that
he had applied for only one
liquor license, in Oregon.
Village President Steve
Station ended the meeting
by making sure Wallace
knew dishonesty would not
be tolerated.

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Canoeists and kayakers will have to wait until

next year to access the
boat landing on the Badfish
Creek that a group of volunteers is building.
Friends of Badfish Creek
Watershed has been working with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
officials since last year to
develop the landing next to
a parking lot on Old Stage
Friends organizer Lynne
Diebel called the creek a
hidden gem that feels
wild and remote when
youre on it.
She said that because
access to the creek is difficult without entering private property, the Friends
group decided to build a
boat landing on DNR property.
The site for the landing,
however, will require lots
of work.
The DNR says we have
to dredge out some of the
muck thats right off shore
in the shallow water so
we have a little bit deeper water there, Diebel
explained in a telephone
interview. Well dredge
that out and then also level the ground to make a
smoother path for canoeists
to come down.
After the stream is excavated one vertical foot
down to a firmer surface,
Friends volunteers will
have to install materials to
stabilize the stream bank.
Diebel said theyll use
a bobcat-type of tractor to
scoop out the muck and
then line the bank with
small rocks.

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The Badfish Creek boat landing will require dredging and leveling before its ready to use
next year.

The Badfish is a
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Get involved
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Creek Watershed, visit its Facebook page, email or call 235-6317.

Lynn Diebel, Friends of the and the Friends organiBadfish Creek Watershed zation will work with the
organizer agency to manage the lot
and boat landing.
The DNR will pay for
Then on top of the the kiosk, and the Friends
re-graded soil will be a sta- will fund the landing conbilization fabric, and then struction with money made
two feet of breaker rock, from selling a canoe that
two-to-four inches in size was donated by member
with no sharp edges, she Jim Danky, a Dunkirk resexplained. Then on top ident.
of the breaker rock, well
Several years ago, Danky
put in another layer of fab- proposed the sign project
ric, and then grade the soil as a way to raise awareness
on top of that (six inches) of the creek.
The 22-mile-long stream
and then plant a shade mix
is crossed by 12 rural
grass seed.
If the group can get the bridges, but prior to 2009,
work done by fall, theyll only one sign by Cooksmark the area so that peo- ville identified the waterway. Now every bridge is
ple cant use it this year.
Well let it sit until next marked with an official
year so the grass can take Badfish Creek sign.
hold, Diebel said.
In the past few years,
The DNR plans to install the Friends group has also
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Community Voices

CLUB can enhance

seniors quality of life

he Oregon Area Senior

Center houses a number of
resources that are of value,
both to seniors who are finding
it more difficult to maintain
their independence and to their
Surprisingly, one of the most
valuable of those resources is
also one of the least well-known.
The C.L.U.B. (which stands
for Cheerful,
Lively, United
Bunch) meets
at the senior
center three
mornings each
week. It is a
adult day
program with
two staff and
space for 16
participants. Some of our volunteers are also involved with the
The C.L.U.B. originated in
1982, with clients meeting just
two mornings per month. The
program has changed considerably since then, and the senior
center is pleased to continue to
provide a very important service
to our senior population.
The C.L.U.B.s purpose is
twofold. First, it focuses on
providing services to seniors
who are at-risk for isolation by
providing opportunities to form
social bonds while also benefiting from intellectual and physical stimulation. Second, the program offers a respite opportunity
for caregivers who otherwise
might be providing care for, or
supervision of, a loved one 24/7.
Studies have shown that
seniors who are socially isolated suffer the same increased
risk for adverse health effects
as seniors who smoke or fail
to take their medications. As
seniors drive less or lose their
social circle to illness or death,
it can be more challenging to
maintain connections with others.
Families often find themselves
becoming the seniors only
human contact, which is not
healthy for the senior and can be
overwhelming for the family.
Participants in the program
benefit from chair-based exercises, a morning snack, adapted
physical games, crafts, baking,

table games, field trips, music

therapy, entertainment and word
games, among other activities.
Most people stay for lunch after
the morning program. Transportation is generally available
locally for C.L.U.B. members.
Getting out and involved with
other people gives seniors a
boost in many ways socially,
intellectually, physically and
creatively. If every day is spent
at home, it is easy to fall into
the same sedentary routine that
often involves passively sitting
in front of a television for long
stretches, day after day. That
pattern encourages the sort of
isolation and lack of activity that
can be detrimental to people of
any age.
For the people who come to
the C.L.U.B., there are new
things to do, think about and
talk about. The families of the
participants are often surprised
at how much livelier their loved
ones are, and at how much they
look forward to coming to the
senior center to see their friends.
We have found that some
seniors who could benefit from
the C.L.U.B. are initially reluctant to get involved. Once they
come and try the program, they
tend to enjoy it very much, but
that first visit can be a hurdle to
overcome. Anything unfamiliar
can be intimidating, regardless
of age, and people may need a
lot of encouragement (and perhaps a gentle push) to try something new.
Besides a reluctance to try
something new, there are several
other reasons why appropriate
seniors might not be benefiting
from the C.L.U.B. Those include
cost and pride.
The cost of the C.L.U.B. is
a recommended donation, but
there are a variety of grants and
funds that can help offset the
cost, and no one is turned away
due to inability to pay.
The role pride plays is complex. Sometimes a senior is
unwilling to have others perceive him or her as having
reached a point that C.L.U.B.
participation is appropriate.
Sometimes a spouse doesnt
want other people to realize
that there has been a change. A
desire to maintain appearances
can stand in the way of what

might be in the best interests of

a senior.
At times, a spouse will assume
the role of caregiver and will
be fine in that role until the
demands become overwhelming.
Then, the spouse could really
benefit from a few hours break
while the loved one is in a safe,
stimulating environment.
This is an ideal time to
encourage participation in the
We have seen the results of
spouses carrying the burden of
caregiving alone for too long.
By the time the caregiving
spouse is in serious need of a
break, the cared-for spouse is
no longer able to transition to
the new environment that the
C.L.U.B. offers. It becomes
literally too late, as the senior
no longer functions well without
the caregiver present.
When that happens, the caregiver who was capable of caring
for a spouse without outside
help finds it very difficult to be
able to get much-needed breaks
for self-care.
Current C.L.U.B. participants
cover a range of ages that span
more than 30 years. Some live
alone, and others with family
Each brings his or her own
unique perspective to the group
and contributes to the fun that
takes place here. Each has his or
her own set of challenges (who
doesnt after a certain age?) but
the group members are very
accepting of one another.
Oregon is making strides
toward becoming a dementia-friendly community, and one
component of that is having an
adult day program. Oregon is
fortunate to already have a program in place that is appropriate
for isolated seniors, as well as
those with early to mid-stage
If you are aware of someone
in the community who could
benefit from this resource, or
if you have questions about the
C.L.U.B., please contact the
staff at the senior center at 8355801.
Rachel Brickner is a case
manager for the Oregon Senior

June 30, 2016

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pollutants from getting into
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Since starting the grant program in 2005, Dane County
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Knights of Columbus

Knights recognize high school grads

Holy Mother of Consolation Knights of Columbus Council 13480 in Oregon presented recognition
plaques Oregon High School
graduates on Sunday, June
12. The two plaques are
awarded annually at the Cap
and Gown Mass in Oregon
to recognize graduates who
demonstrated outstanding
contributions to the parish,
school and community.
Grand Knight Brian Debaker and Fr. Gary
Wankerl presented the Fr.
Bill Connell award to Nina
LeBrun, who will be attending Bethel University to pursue a degree in biochemistry.
Alexander Wirtz received
the Al Russell Family Memorial plaque from
Wa n k e r l a n d R u s s e l s
daughters, Julie Churchill
and Jenny Hansen. Wirtz
will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
to major in mechanical engineering.
Oregons KC council has
a membership of about 75
men who are charged with
providing service to youth,
community church, council and life issues in their
area. Some of their efforts
throughout the year include:
awarding scholarships to
high school students to
assist in future education
expenses; supporting families who are victims of
house fires or experiencing
homelessness; supporting
mission efforts in Haiti and
Guatemala; helping fund a
seminarian from the parish;
and donating to the Oregon
Area Food Pantry.
Samantha Christian

Oregon High School

English teacher Kim Manny
Brown recently received the
National Endowment of the
Humanities Fellowship. She
will travel to Shepardstown,
West Virginia to study literature, music and history
during a three-week program.
She was one of a dozen
educators chosen nationally. The program, Voices
from the Misty Mountains,
begins next month.
Once there, Manny Brown

Death notice
Nancy Shermo-Denton passed away on Tuesday, June
28, 2016. She was born on June 15, 1934, in Eau Claire.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, July 1 at Holy Mother of Consolation Church,
651 N. Main St., with Father Gary Wankerl presiding.
Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass on
Nancys full obituary will run in the July 7 issue of
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Al Russells daughters, Julie

Churchill and Jenny Hansen,
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Funding for this project
comes from public donations.
Anyone who wants treatment
will receive professional hypnotherapy free from charge.

will study the culture of

Appalachia with renowned
scholars and authors.
OHS principal Jim Pliner
said Manny-Brown intends
to infuse her new experiences into the learning of OHS
students in the coming years.
She is excited and honored to be given such a wonderful opportunity, he said.
Manny Brown has taught
at OHS since 2000. In 2009,
she received the Kohl Fellowship for excellence and
innovation in teaching.


Looking to improve water

quality, Dane County is again
accepting applications for its
Urban Water Quality Grant
Program to assist with projects aimed at cleaning up
urban runoff pollution.
Dane County Executive Joe
Parisi announced Monday
that $1.4 million in county
grants are available this year
to help local communities
construct stormwater management facilities.
These basins capture trash

and phosphorus-laden debris

such as yard or pet waste
from urban areas that would
otherwise wash directly into
area lakes and streams during
heavy rains or snow melt.
According to a county news
release, phosphorus is the
main cause of algae growth
in area lakes, and every pound
of phosphorus removed prevents 500 pounds of algae
from growing.
Our lakes, rivers and
streams are incredibly valuable resources and an integral
part of our economy and quality of life, Parisi said. By
working together with local
communities we are able to
get more done and stop more

Oregon High School teacher

receives national fellowship

An appointment is not necessary. Sign in and immediately Tuesday July 19th

receive treatment.
Health Awareness Clinics is a non-profit organizaVFW Hall
tion. They rely on donations
200 Veterans Rd.
to make treatment available to
those in need.A modest $5.00
donation when siging in is apSTOUGHTON
Only one 2 hour session is
needed for desirable results.
(512) 433-6200
Sign in 20 min. early

Oregon Rotary
Sponsors of
The Oregon Bike Rodeo and
Other Community Projects

Bills Food Center

Bonsett-Veal Vision Source
Country View Veterinary Service
Cousins Subs
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
First Business Bank
Kwik Trip
Mennenga Tax & Financial
Oregon Community Bank & Trust
Porter & Sack CPAs, S.C.
Oregon Police Department
Elementary School Teachers
Parent and Rotary Volunteers


County seeking
community grant

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Coming up


Energizing tips

For information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

Dont have time to eat right? Explore and use sponsor code
ways to infuse whole foods into your Oregon.
hectic schedule during an Energize
Your Life workshop from 6-7:45 p.m. Childrens parade
Thursday, June 30 at the library.
The Merri-Hill neighborhood will celThis interactive workshop provides ebrate Independence Day with its 22nd
you with tools on how to incorporate annual kids parade on Monday, July 4.
high-energy foods into your everyday
Line up begins at 10 a.m., followed
life. Kirsty Blattner will serve as the key- by the Pledge of Allegiance and parade
note speaker, presenter and coach; she through the neighborhood with police
has a Masters degree in education and and fire trucks at 10:30.
is a certified Life and Health Coach and
a Neuro-Linguistic Programmer (NLP). Reading challenge
For information, call 835-3656.
Visit the library for the Oregon Frozen
Yogurt Reading Challenge from 2-3 p.m.
Animal show
Thursday, July 7.
Noelle Tarrant of ZOOZORT brings
Kids can read on their own, or particlive animals from different parts of the ipate in a storytime for 30 minutes startworld for a hands-on interactive program ing at 2 p.m. As a reward, kids will get
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 OFroYo, which will be served at 2:45
at the Gazebo in Brooklyn.
p.m. Registration is not required.
During the program, children will
For information, call 835-3656.
learn about natural animal behavior with
an emphasis on habitat, nutrition and Sewing workshop
Beginners ages 9 and up can visit the
For information, contact Mary library for its Sew What?: Design Your
Driscoll at or 266- Own Project workshop from 6-7:45
p.m. Thursday, July 7.
This month, the workshop will focus
Blood drive
on creating projects with donated scraps.
Donate blood at the Oregon Commu- Sort through the fabrics provided or
nity Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. bring your own to make a mug rug,
Friday, July 1 in the State Bank of Cross coasters, a pot holder or another small
Plains lower level community room, 744 project.
N. Main St.
Participants should bring their own

fabric and sewing machine if possible; the library provides the pattern and
instruction, plus a couple of sewing
This workshop is for beginners ages
9 to adult; children 9-12 must have an
adult helper. Space is limited, and registration is required.
For information or to register, call
835-3656 or visit

Board games
Play a variety of board games from
12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the
Bring a favorite board game to share
and drop-in anytime during the session.
This program is for ages 7 to adult.
For information, call 835-3656.

Sing Out Louise 2

Watch a musical review and tribute
to the late Louise Uphoff while raising scholarship funds for Oregon High
School students during Sing Out Louise
2 at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at the OHS
Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry
Proceeds will support a scholarship
fund in Uphoffs memory for students
with an interest in theater and/or politics.
The event will feature Uphoffs daughter-in-law, Tony-Award-winning actress
Karen Olivo.
For information, search Sing Out
Louise 2 on Facebook.

Community calendar
Thursday, June 30

6:30-8 p.m., Dane County Library

Monday, July 4
Service Bookmobile visit and craft
Library closed
10:30 a.m., 4th of July 22nd annual activities, Brooklyn Gazebo, Comkids parade, Merri-Hill neighborhood mercial Street, 266-9297
6:30-8 p.m., Free Living Trust workTuesday, July 5
shop, Krause Donovan Estate Law
10 a.m., Everybody Storytime (ages Partners,
0-6), library, 835-3656
116 Spring St., 268-5751
11 a.m., Bouncing Babies Storytime
Friday, July 8
(ages 0-12 months), library, 835 10 a.m., Everybody Storytime (ages
7 p.m., Concerts in the Park, Water- 0-6), library, 835-3656
man/Triangle Park, 101 Janesville St.
Saturday, July 9

a.m., Dads and Donuts
Wednesday, July 6
Friday, July 1
(kids under 6), library, 835-3656

10 a.m., Everybody Storytime (ages
12:30-2:30 p.m., Board games
0-6), library, 835-3656
0-6), library, 835-3656
(ages 7 and up), library, 835-3656
10:30 a.m., Great Beginnings Book
Thursday, July 7
Sunday, July 10
Club: Orphan Train by Christina
2-3 p.m., Oregon Frozen Yogurt
Baker Kline, senior center, 835-6268 Reading Challenge, library, 835-3656 7 p.m., Sing Out Louise 2 tribute
concert and scholarship fundraiser,
6-7:45 p.m., Sew What?: Design
Oregon High School Performing Arts
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oregon Commu- Your Own Project With Scraps,
Center, 456 N. Perry Pkwy., 835nity Blood Drive, State Bank of Cross workshop (beginners age 9 and up;
Plains community room, 744 N. Main registration required), library, 835St.,
3-7 p.m., Oregon/Brooklyn Food
Pantry distribution, 1092 Union Road
6-7:45 p.m., Energize Your Life
workshop with Kirsty Blattner, library,
6:30-8 p.m., Dane County Library
Service Bookmobile visit and craft
activities, Brooklyn Gazebo, Commercial Street, 266-9297
6:30-7:30 p.m., ZOOZORT Live
Animal Show, Brooklyn Gazebo,
Commercial Street, 266-4419

Community cable listings

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

Thursday, June 30
WOW: Movie: Dinner
at the Ritz (1937)
ORE: Oregon School
Board Meeting (of June

Monday, July 4--Happy

WOW: 2016 Oregon
Summer Fest Parade (of
June 26)
ORE: Fireworks Show
@ Oregon Summer Fest
(of June 23)

Friday, July 1
WOW: 4-H Animals
@ Oregon Senior Center Tuesday, July 5
(of June 24)
WOW: Cherry Pie
ORE: Distant Cuzins Band @ Oregon Summer
Band @ Oregon Summer Fest (of June 24)
Fest (of June 23)
ORE: OMS Madrigal
Dinner (of Feb. 12)
Saturday, July 2
Oregon Wednesday, July 6
Community Band Concert
WOW: Super Tuesday
(of June 28)
Band @ Oregon Summer
Universal Fest (of June 25)
Sound Band @ Oregon
ORE: Soda Pups
Summer Fest (of June Oregon Library Program
(of June 30)
Sunday, July 3
WOW: Faith Evangelical
Lutheran Church Service
ORE: 2016 OHS
Marching Band Field
Competition (of June 26)

Thursday, July 7
WOW: Tony Rocker
Band @ Oregon Summer
Fest (of June 10)
Oregon Library Program
(of June 30)

Senior center
Monday, July 4
Closed for Independence
Tuesday, July 5
Meat Sauce over Spaghetti
Buttered Peas
Apricot Halves
Garlic Bread
VO: Soy Meat Sauce
Wednesday, July 6
Tomato Barley Soup
*Ham and Swiss on
Fresh Apple
VO: Cheese on Rye
Thursday, July 7
*Roast Pork with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Buttered Corn
Fruit Cocktail
Whole Wheat Bread
Pudding with Topping
VO: Veggie Patty
SO: Garden Salad
Friday, July 8
Shrimp Pasta Salad
German Cucumbers
Banana, Whole Wheat Bread
Strawberry Ice Cream
VO: Pasta Salad w/ Cheese

*Contains Pork

Monday, July 4
Closed for Independence Day
Tuesday, July 5
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 ST Board Meeting
12:30 Sheepshead
12:30 Stoughton Shopping
1:00 Movie: Mr. Holmes
5:30 StrongWomen
Wednesday, July 6
AMFoot Care
9:00 CLUB, Wellness Walk
10:00 Shopping in Madison
10:30 Book Club
1:00 Euchre, Get Fit
4:00 1-on-1 Computer Help
Thursday, July 7
8:30 Zumba Gold
9:00 Pool Players
12:30 Shopping at Bills
1:00 Cribbage
5:30 StrongWomen
Friday, July 8
9:00 CLUB
9:30 Blood Pressure
1:00 Dominoes

All Saints Lutheran Church

2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg

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

and Whitney Way

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

Brooklyn Lutheran Church

101 Second Street, Brooklyn

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

Community of Life Lutheran


PO Box 233, Oregon

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

Hillcrest Bible Church

752 E. Netherwood, Oregon

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

Holy Mother of Consolation

Catholic Church

Community United Methodist


201 Church Street, Brooklyn

(608) 455-3344
Pastor Aaron Alfred
10:30 a.m. Worship

Faith Evangelical Lutheran


143 Washington Street, Oregon

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

First Presbyterian Church

408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of CC)

Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 -
Pastor Bob Vetter
10 a.m. Service
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11 a.m. Fellowship
11:15 a.m. Adult Education

Fitchburg Memorial UCC

5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

(608) 273-1008,
Pastor: Phil Haslanger
Associate Pastor Twink Jan-McMahon
9:30 a.m. Worship

Good Shepherd Lutheran

Church ECLA

Central Campus: Raymond Road

651 N. Main Street, Oregon

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

Peoples United Methodist


103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon

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

St. Johns Lutheran Church

625 E. Netherwood, Oregon

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

Vineyard Community Church

Oregon Community Bank & Trust,

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

Zwingli United Church of

Christ Paoli

At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB

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

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

Relationship & Divorce

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

Take It!
If you want to be truly free, you must take your freedom
and run with it. Prior to and during the U.S. Civil War,
slaves who wanted their freedom had to make a decision
about whether to risk life and limb by running away. Given
the risks, this must have been a heart-wrenching decision.
But we can learn something from this example. We can be
enslaved by many things, by addictions, by our own habits
of thought and action, and by fear or timidity. If we are going
to live our own lives by our own lights then at some point we
have to take our freedom into our own hands and put ourselves at the helm of our own ship. This can be a hard thing
to do. It is usually easier to let others run our lives. Children
get used to their parents making most of their decisions for
them, and some never grow out of this habit. The human
will is a muscle that must be developed. If you would be
free, you must believe in yourself and believe that you have
the capacity to direct your own life. Then develop a plan to
become the person you long to be. And finally, put the plan
into action. As a good friend of mine likes to say, Plan the
work and work the plan. Remember also to make adjustments to the plan if it isnt going perfectly. Some adjustments or corrections are needed in even the best plans.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm,
then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke
of slavery.
Galatians 5:1 NIV

June 30, 2016

Oregon Observer

Photo by Samantha Christian

Kids with Oregon Youth Wrestling wave to the crowd from their Olympics-themed float during the parade Sunday.

Summer Fest 2016

Sunny weather and warm temperatures ushered in the first day of Summer Fest Thursday, June 23, and continued throughout the weekend. The annual festival once again packed people into Kiser Park for the midway rides and had plenty of
attendees to watch volleyball, softball and tug-of-war tournaments. The parade highlighted Saturday, with families trying to
find a spot in the shade to beat the nearly 90-degree heat. Some acts in the parade, which had an Olympics theme prevalent in many of the floats, passed out flavored freeze sticks instead of candy.

On the Web
To see more photos from Summer
Fest weekend, parade winners and
tournament results, visit:

Photo by Kate Newton

A family pauses to watch fireworks, set off from nearby Jaycee Park, go off near the Summer Fest grounds on Thursday.

Photo by Scott Girard

Dallas Halvorson of the Oregon team gets his legs and arms into a pull against DJs, a team
from Lakeville, Minn.

Photo by Samantha Christian

Victoria Pearson, 5, of Madison, checks out an old Ford during the car show Sunday.

Photo by Scott Girard

The volleyball tournament was Saturday, June 25, as teams faced off on a set of four courts
next to the carnival.

Mya Richards, 3,
left, and Brooklyn
Bavery, 5, both of
Oregon, drive
their car around
on one of the kid
Photo by Scott Girard

Sienna Crest is pleased to announce that Danielle Kuhl, LPN is the Manager
of the Assisted Living home in Oregon.
Danielle has been in the health care field for 25 years and is currently finishing her bachelors degree in Health Care Administration through Concordia
Danielle offers extensive experience in geriatrics as a Nurse, beginning her career as a kitchen
assistant in her hometown, responsible for assisting the residents with their meals. She then took
the certified nursing assistant course as a senior in high school and enrolled into a Practical Nursing
program, which she completed in May of 1994. Danielle has also worked as a Hospice Nurse in
Chicago for 5 years, along with being a Nurse in a skilled facility. She also worked in California as a
Marketing & Admissions Director for an assisted living and skilled nursing home.
Sienna Crest-Oregon provides 24-hour staff support and assistance for individuals needing help with
medication management, meals and personal care both for short-term respite stays as well as long
term living.
For more information about the care provided at Sienna Crest visit Danielle at 981 Park Street
or call 608-835-7781. Sienna Crest also provides Memory Care next door at Sienna Meadows,

Thursday, June 30, 2016

For more sports coverage, visit:


Jeremy Jones, sports editor

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Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
Follow @UNG_AIozzo on Twitter
Fax: 845-9550

Girls golf

Girls soccer

Photo submitted

wins WI
Junior PGA

Oregon senior Taylor

McCorkle won the Wisconsin
PGA Jr Championship in
Milwaukee June 21-22. She
shot a 75 at Brown Deer Park
on Tuesday and shot a 68 at
Dretzka Park on Wednesday,
winning by two shots.
As the winner of this tournament, McCorkle heads to
the National PGA Jr Championship in Rhode Island this
Other Oregon golfers in
the tournament were: Andi
McCorkle (girls, tied for
58th) and Ryan Candell
(boys, tied for 134th).

Home Talent League

File photo by Anthony Iozzo

Oregons Jen Brien was named to the first-team All-State squad by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association this past season. The NCAA Division 1
Southeast Missouri State recruit was also named to the first-team All-Badger South, finishing with 21 goals and seven assists.

Awards on the pitch

Brien earns first-team

All-State, Fanning,
Breitbach are honorable
Assistant sports editor

Senior Jen Brien added to her

list of accomplishments at Oregon High School with a firstteam All-State selection this

Brien, who will be playing
at NCAA Division 1 Southeast
Missouri State, finished with
21 goals and seven assists (49
points) this past season.
It was an unreal feeling knowing my name is with the top players in the state, Brien said. I
definitely wouldnt be the player
I am without my teammates and
coaches and to share the honor with two of my teammates is
It definitely gives me

confidence as I transition to the

collegiate level.
Joining Brien on the All-State
list were honorable mentions
s e n i o r M a ke n a Fa n n i n g a n d
junior goalie Abby Breitbach.
Fanning collected 16 goals and
11 assists (43 points) this season.
Breitbach finished with 85 saves
in 25 games (2,016 minutes), finishing 16-3-4 with 14 shutouts
and a .980 goals against average.
Breitbach has played in four
state games the past two seasons
and has allowed no goals.

Orioles fall to
Verona 11-1
Assistant sports editor

It is great, head coach Julie

Grutzner said. It definitely
helps when you have consistency
and strong teams and can make it
back-to-back in state championship games.
It is unbelievable for (Fanning) making it back after the
ACL injury. She worked hard
all season. She had to change
the way she played because she
didnt have the speed she had.
Abby has worked incredibly

The Oregon Home Talent

team was 10-run ruled in eight
innings against Verona Sunday, falling 11-1 at Oregon
High School.
The Orioles committed five
errors but nine of 11 runs were
earned. Veronas Mike Jordahl
(4-for-5, double) launched a
2-run home run in the top of
the eighth to ice the game.
Ben Riffle took the loss,
allowing four earned runs
on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings,

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Senior Legion

Panthers start season with four wins in seven games

Assistant sports editor

The Oregon Senior

Legion baseball team won
three of its first four games
before dropping a doubleheader at Middleton Friday,
but a win over Edgerton
Monday pushed its record
to 4-3.
T h e Pa n t h e r s h o s t e d
Madison Memorial Tuesday stats will be in next
weeks paper. They host
Madison West at 6 p.m.
Thursday and Verona at
6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.

Oregon 9, MG 8
Oregon started the

first loss on June 15, falling

8-7 to McFarland.
C o l e S c o t t ( 2 - f o r- 4 ,
double), Conor Zagrodnik (2-for-4, two doubles,
run), Modaff (2-for-4, two
runs) and Schildgen (2-for3, home run, double, two
runs) led the offense.
Brandon Knobel picked
up the loss. He allowed two
earned runs on seven hits in
two innings, walking two
and striking out one.
Modaff started and
allowed two earned runs on
three walks in two innings,
striking out one. Wacker
an earned run on
McFarland 8, Oregon 7 allowed
two hits and a walk in two
The Panthers took their innings, striking out two,
summer season on June 13
with a 9-8 win over Monona Grove.
Eric Modaff (2-for-3,
two runs) and Nick Wacker
(2-for-3) led the offense.
Ben Prew started and
earned the victory He
allowed two earned runs
on five hits in five innings,
striking out five and walking two. Ian Schildgen
earned the save, allowing a
walk and striking out two in
one inning.
Jordan Helmkamp also
pitched an inning and
allowed a hit.

and Schildgen allowed two

earned runs on two hits and
two walks in one inning,
striking out two.

Oregon 14, Edgewood 2

Oregon bounced back
from its first loss on June
20 and defeated Madison
Edgewood 14-2.
Schildgen (double, two
RBIs), Helmkamp (2-for3, triple, RBI), Zagrodnik
(2-for-4, double, two runs),
Nate Newton (2-for-3, two
doubles, two runs), Prew
(2-for-3, run) and Tyler
Bade (triple, RBI, two runs)
all led the offense.
Schildgen picked up the
win. He allowed two earned

runs on one hit in four

innings, striking out two
and walking four. Zagrodnik allowed a hit in an

walking four.
Wa c k e r a n d Z a g r o d nik also pitched. Wacker
allowed two hits in two
innings, striking out and
walking two. Zagrodnik
Oregon 6, Verona 4
picked up the save in 1/3
The Panthers traveled inning.
to Stampfl Field to take
on Verona Wednesday and Middleton DH
picked up their third win in
Oregon traveled to Midfour games, 6-4.
dleton for a doubleheader
Helmkamp (2-for-4, dou- Friday and lost 7-1 and 7-6.
ble, two runs), Modaff (two
In the first game, Prew
runs) and Zagrodnik (dou- (2-for-3, RBI) was the
ble, run) led the offense.
offensive leader.
Modaff also picked up the
Schildgen picked up the
win on the mound. He went loss. He allowed six runs on
4 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits in 4 1/3 innings,
three earned runs on four striking out two and walking
hits, striking out nine and

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Oregon Observer

June 30, 2016

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Oregon first baseman Abe Maurice (ground) is surrounded by teammates Will

Reinicke (9) and Ben Riffle (16) in the fourth inning. Maurice collided with Reinicke on a pop up, but remained in the game. The Orioles lost 11-1.

HTL: Oregon is now 2-7

Continued from page 8


Softball girls on Fire

The U12 Oregon Fire Girls Softball Team won the Waunakee Fastpitch Fury Tournament this past
weekend. The Fire has won the tournament two years in a row.
Team members (front, from left) are: Emily Mikkelson, Kendra Bell, Hailey Berman and Jodan
Baumgartner; (back) Kadynce Strate, Grace Christensen, coach Kent Christensen, Emily Crowe, Hailey
Richter, coach Jesse Crowe, Rachel Birk and Dani Palas; (not pictured) Hailey Pucillo.

striking out seven and walking one.

Logan Laski allowed five earned runs on
three hits in 1 1/3 innings, walking two.
Ian Galloway (2-for-4) and Ryan
Hoodjer (3-for-4) led the offense.
Veronas Klayton Brandt (2-for-4) and
Zach Spencer (2-for-5) had multiple hits
for the Cavaliers, while Derek Murphy
added a double.
Spencer picked up the win. He
allowed an earned run on nine hits
in eight innings, striking out six and

walking two.
Oregon (2-7) needs to end the season
strong if it is going to make the Western
Section playoffs. The Orioles are four
games behind Verona (7-2) for second
place in the North Division and are three
games behind Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff
(4-5) for the eighth and final spot in the
Oregon has six games left, including
two this weekend. The Orioles travel to
Argyle (6-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday and host
Shullsburg/Benton (5-5) at 1 p.m. on the
Fourth of July. Both teams are currently
in the top eight for the playoffs.

Legion: Oregon tops

Edgerton Monday

Junior Holly Kaboord was named to the first-team All-Badger

South Conference this season.

Brien and Fanning were

also unanimously named
first-team All-Badger South
Conference this season,
joined by Breitbach and
junior Holly Kaboord.
There were eight total

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The Panthers traveled to

Edgerton Monday and won
6-4 to get back over .500.
Modaff (two RBIs, two
stolen bases), Helmkamp
(two runs, stolen base) and
Newton (two runs) led the
Cole Xander earned
the win. He allowed three
earned runs on eight walks
in 4 1/3 innings, striking
out four. Prew finished the
final 2 2/3 innings for the
save. He allowed two hits
and a walk and struck out


h a r d t h i s y e a r. S h e
came up with some big
saves when she had to,
Grutzner continued. She
has done a great job with
our back line.

selections for Oregon

which won the Badger
South with an undefeated
6-0 record.
When you win conference and go undefeated
in conference, you should
have a lot of players make
the list. It shows you are
doing something right,
Grutzner said.
Kaboord finished with six
goals and nine assists as a
captain on defense.
Senior Jess Jacobs (goal,
assist), junior Claudia Jones
(assist) and freshman Sydney McKee (two goals,

two. Wacker allowed a run

on three hits and two walks
in 2/3 of an inning. Carson
Timberlake struck out one
in one inning.
In game two, Schildgen
(2-for-3, two doubles) and
Timberlake (single, two
walks) led the offense.
Prew started and allowed
six runs on six hits in three
innings, walking three and
striking out two. Knobel
allowed a run on three hits
in four innings, striking out
one and walking two.


File photo by Anthony Iozzo

Soccer: Eight girls make All-Badger South team

Continued from page 8

Oregon 6, Edgerton 4


File photo Anthony Iozzo

Junior goalie Abby Breitbach was named an honorable mention on the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State
list. Breitbach (85 saves, .980 save percentage) was also a
second-team All-Badger South selection.

Continued from page 8


June 30, 2016


Oregon Observer

Glass: Erways hired only permanent employee, John Ames, in 1959

Turns out, Burton explained, the man had
used their piece in a drug operation, and
police noticed the Erway Glass sticker
on the device and wanted to know how they
were involved. While that got cleared up
quickly, the job wasnt officially over quite
The kids check bounced, Burton said.
My mom still collected on that check.

Continued from page 1

If they did a drawing, between dad and
John, it could be made, Burton said.
Burton, one of the Erways three daughters, was emotional earlier this month as she
readied the final pieces in the old shop for
the move out, recalling she and her sisters
riding their tricycles around the shop despite
all of the fragile objects around them.
It was just a really, really nice family
business, she said.

Growing by one
Twelve years into business, the Erways
needed help. They went down the street and
talked to my folks, as Ames put it, and it
just went from there.
In the beginning, Ames was nervous to
live up to their standards, and his hands
would often sweat during the work.
It would come out with my fingerprints
on it, he recalled.
Soon enough, though, he was working
at their level from 8a.m. to 5p.m., then
heading back down into the basement from
9p.m. to midnight to finish that days work,
when he would often watch Johnny Carson
in a mirror on his work stand aimed at the
Experiences like that, and the family
atmosphere that Burton spoke highly of,
made the basement at 686 N. Oak St. a
memorable place, even as it was emptied
out for the final time.
I always looked forward to going to work
Monday morning, Ames said. I consider
myself very, very lucky to be involved.

The pair of glass blowers, both chemistry
majors, met at Kalamazoo College in Michigan.
Norm was lucky to have a professor ask
him to teach a glass blowing class when the
professors eyesight was too poor.
Soon after, Norm was asked to work as a
glass blower on the Manhattan Project. That
kept him interested, and he came to UW
to get his masters in chemistry. His fellow
masters students would regularly ask him
to blow glass devices for them, and he and
Willie realized they could potentially start a
Because they had the scientific background they had the skill to understand
the experiment, Burton said.
They moved their business into a barn on
the newly purchased property of Willies
father before building the house that stands
today on the same property.
From there, they found organic expansion through knowing other academics.
They never had to advertise, Burton added.

Photos submitted

Norm Erway looks over one of his projects

in 1971.

Norm and Willie had much more to their
lives than their business.
They went through some wild experiences, too, Ames said.
Burton and Ames laughed as they shared
what they considered the most extreme stories about the couple. Burton described a
time when the pair got stuck on a ski lift at
night, with them yelling at the top of their
lungs until a group of cross country skiers
heard them and went to the lodge for help.
Dad called me the next day and he said,
Ive got good news and bad news, Burton

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ground on a new bank building in

Waunakee earlier in June.
The 6,500-square-foot, full-serOregon Community Bank broke vice bank will be at 1351 Water
Wheel Dr. in the Kilkenny Farms

OCB begins construction

on Waunakee building

Willie Erway, who ran the business operation

for Erway Glass Blowing, works in the shop
in 1971.
recalled. He said, We got stuck on a chair
lift and got rescued, thats the good news.
The bad news?
He said, Well, if we wouldve gotten
stuck there and froze to death, I think you
girls wouldve owned a ski resort at this
point in time.
That sense of adventure and humor did
sometimes follow them to the business,
Burton recalled an intricate piece they
constructed for a professors son who lived
in downtown Madison. When, weeks after
its delivery, the cops knocked on the door,
Willie knew something was wrong.

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Sienna Crest Assisted Living,
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Inc. hired Danielle Kuhl as the
December of this year.
manager of the facility in April.

Kuhl, who has worked in the

health care field for 25 years and is
finishing her bachelors degree in
Health Care Administration, recently purchased a home in Brooklyn.

JULY 11, 2016
6:00 PM

Please take notice that on the 11th

day of July, 2016 a public hearing will be
held before the Village of Brooklyn Planning/Zoning Commission at the Village of
Brooklyn Village Hall at 210 Commercial
St, Brooklyn, WI beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The Planning/Zoning Commission
will hear all interested persons in regards
to an Amendment to the Villages Comprehensive Plan dated August 13, 2012.
Map 3-2a: Planned Land Use, page 45,
Parcel 0510-313-4600-7, Parcel 0510-3134720-1 currently planned for Business
Park would be changed to Single Family Residential (R-SL)and part of parcel
0510-313-4685-1, CSM #13875 currently
planned for Business Park would be
changed to Residential Two Family (R-T).
Any person unable to attend the
hearing may submit written testimony
to the Clerks Office by 5 pm on July 7th,
2016. The Planning/Zoning Commission
shall report their recommendation to the
Village Board for final consideration. A
copy of the zoning map, showing the proposed zoning change, is available in the
Village Clerks office for public viewing
Mon-Thurs, from 7am-5pm and can be
emailed upon request.
Linda Kuhlman,
Deputy Clerk-Treas.
Published: June 23 and 30, 2016


The Village of Oregon is seeking

bids for the 2016 Asphalt Milling and
Overlay Project. The project includes
seven (7) locations within the village
where the public street(s) will be milled
a depth of 2-inches and overlain with new
asphalt of the same depth. Approximate
quantities include 24,815 square yards
of milling and approximately 2,900 tons
of asphalt replacement. The project includes all traffic control during the duration of the contract. Milling and asphalt
replacement will follow Dane County
Sealed proposals will be received by
the Public Works Director at 117 Spring
St, Oregon, WI 53575, until2 pmonJuly
15, 2016.
Bid specifications and bidding documents for this project may be obtained by
contacting the Village of Oregon Clerks
office at 835-3118 or picked up at the Village Hall at 117 Spring Street,7:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.,MondaythroughFriday.
Questions concerning this bid request can be sent to Jeff Rau, Public
Works Director, at 835-6290 orjrau@vil.
The Village of Oregon reserves the
right to award all, partial, or no portion of
the contract to qualified bidders.
Published: June 30 and July 7, 2016


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6:30 p.m. Board Meeting

1. Call Town Board meeting to order.
2. Roll Call.
3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting.
4. Financial Report and Acceptance.
5. Public Comments.
6. Discussion and possible Approval
of Recommendations from Plan Commission:
a. Land Rezone Request. Petition #
DCPREZ-2016-11017; Parcel # 0509-1646258-3; 5571 Ralph Road. The request
is to rezone to allow reduce setback for
proposed addition. The property would
be rezoned from R-1 to R-3. Petitioner
and Owner is Eric Dammen, 5571 Ralph
Road, Oregon, WI 53575.
7. Communication and Action of the
Dane County Board Bollig.
8. Discussion and Possible Action
re: Brooklyn Fire EMS agreement.
9. Fire & EMS Report (Oregon/Van
Kampen, Belleville/Clark, Brooklyn/Wiedenbeck).
10. Park Committee Report and Action Root.
11. Assessors Report and Recommendation Blomstrom.
12. Discussion and possible Action
re: 2016 Building Inspection Fee Schedule.
13. Building Inspection Services Report Arnold.
14. Constables Report Wackett.
15. Anderson Farm Park Report.

16. Plan Commission Report and

Recommendation - Wiedenbeck.
17. Public Works and TORC Report
18. Discussion and possible Action
re: Update on Towns budget.
19. Discussion and possible Action
re: Senior Center Van Kampen.
20. Discussion and possible Action
re: Oregon Senior Center funding.
21. Board Communications/ Future
Agenda Items.
22. Approval of payment vouchers
23. Clerks Report Arnold.
24. The Town Board will meet in
closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat.
19.85 (1)(C) to discuss personnel.
25. The board will reconvene into
Open Session.
26. Adjournment.
Agendas are subject to
amendment after publication. Check the
official posting locations (Town Hall,
Town of Oregon Recycling Center and
Oregon Village Hall) including the Town
website at It is
possible that members of and possibly
a quorum of members of other governmental bodies of the town may be in attendance at any of the meetings to gather
information; however, no action will be
taken by any governmental body at said
meeting other than the governmental
body specifically referred to in the meeting notice. Requests from persons with
disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting or hearing should
be made to the Clerks office at 835-3200
with 48 hours notice.
Posted: June 28, 2016
Published: June 30, 2016

Deadlines for the July 7, 2016

Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub and Verona Press
will be Friday, July 1 at Noon.


In observance of the holiday,

our offices will be closed Monday, July 4.





Village Planning Commission of the Village of Oregon will hold a public hearing
onThursday, July 14, 2016, at6:30 p.m.,
in the Board Room of the Oregon Village
Hall, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin to discuss and consider approval
for a conditional use permit application
submitted by Packers Auto & Cycle, applicant, and Jeffrey Swinehart, owner, for
a vehicle repair and maintenance facility,
of the property described as follows:
375 North Burr Oak Avenue, Village
of Oregon, Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-013-5051-6
A copy of the conditional use permit
application and supporting documentation is available at the office of the Village
Clerk. Office hours of the Clerk are 7:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,MondaythroughFriday.
Subsequent to the hearing, the Commission intends to deliberate and act
upon the request.
Any person who has a qualifying
disability as defined by the Americans
with Disabilities Act that requires the
meeting or materials at the meeting to
be in an accessible location or format
must contact the Village Clerk at (608)
835-3118, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, at least twenty-four hours prior
to the commencement of the meeting so
that any necessary arrangements can be
made to accommodate each request
Peggy S.K. Haag
Village Clerk
Published: June 30 and July 7, 2016



Due to the 4th of July holiday, the display ad deadline for the
July 6, 2016 Great Dane Shopping News
will be Wednesday, June 29 at 3 p.m.
Classified ad deadline will be Thursday, June 30 at Noon.

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Please take notice that on the 11th

day of July, 2016 a public hearing will be
held before the Village of Brooklyn Planning/Zoning Commission at the Village of
Brooklyn Village Hall at 210 Commercial
St, Brooklyn, WI beginning at 6:10 p.m.
The Planning/Zoning Commission
will hear all interested persons in regards
to a Rezoning request by Billy & Marcia
Hanson, 223 S Rutland, part of parcel
0510-313-4685-1, CSM #13875 currently
Zoned Agriculture to be Rezoned to Residential Two Family (R-T) with 0 lot line.
Any person unable to attend the
hearing may submit written testimony
to the Clerks Office by 5 pm on July 7th,
2016. The Planning/Zoning Commission
shall report their recommendation to the
Village Board for final consideration. A
copy of the zoning map, showing the proposed zoning change, is available in the
Village Clerks office for public viewing
Mon-Thurs, from 7am-5pm and can be
emailed upon request.
Linda Kuhlman,
Deputy Clerk-Treas.
Published: June 23 and 30, 2016

6:30 P.M.
OREGON, WI 53575

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JULY 11, 2016
6:10 PM


Village Planning Commission of the Village of Oregon will hold a public hearing
onThursday, July 14, 2016, at6:30 p.m.,
in the Board Room of the Oregon Village
Hall, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin to discuss and consider approval for
a conditional use permit application submitted by Bradley Wille, applicant, and
Lycon Inc., owner, for a truck repair and
maintenance facility, music academy,
and outside storage, of the property described as follows:
748 Cusick Parkway, Village of Oregon, Dane County
Parcel No. 165-0509-021-7061-1
A copy of the conditional use permit
application and supporting documentation is available at the office of the Village
Clerk. Office hours of the Clerk are 7:30
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,MondaythroughFriday.
Subsequent to the hearing, the Commission intends to deliberate and act
upon the request.
Any person who has a qualifying
disability as defined by the Americans
with Disabilities Act that requires the
meeting or materials at the meeting to
be in an accessible location or format
must contact the Village Clerk at (608)
835-3118, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, Wisconsin, at least twenty-four hours prior
to the commencement of the meeting so
that any necessary arrangements can be
made to accommodate each request
Peggy S.K. Haag
Village Clerk
Published: June 30 and July 7, 2016


Church is seeking an organist/pianist.
The organist (Moller pipe organ) leads
weekly traditional services and accompanies the choir. The pianist leads weekly
contemporary services and the praise
band. Send resume and cover letter to or First Lutheran Church, PO Box 322, Stoughton, WI
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light housekeeping. For interview please
call Andy 608-290-7347 or Judy 608290-7346
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410 Employment Agencies

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434 Health Care, Human

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A driver's license and w/comfort driving
a van a must! Please call 608-347-4348
if interested.

440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

Dishwasher, Busperson. Every other
Friday night with additional shifts
available. Apply within at the VFW,
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451 Janitorial & Maintenance

CLEANING HELP needed in Oregon,
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548 Home Improvement

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606 Articles For Sale

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696 Wanted To Buy

WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.
We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
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705 Rentals
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has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
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720 Apartments
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heat, water and sewer. Professionally
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Friday (varied hours) and rotating Saturday mornings 8am
noon. Major responsibilities include providing prompt,
accurate, and courteous service as it directly relates to
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10x10 through 10x25
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10x10 through 10x40, plus
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Seeking caregivers to provide care to

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Need valid DL and dependable vehicle.
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Manage your own space! Milestone Senior Living is offering space for a
beautician who is interested in running their own business that would provide salon services to Milestone residents.
Responsible for performing general cosmetology services, including but
not limited to shampooing, haircuts, styling, hair coloring, nail care, etc.
Beautician state license certification required. One year beautician experience working directly with customers required. One year experience in a
similar setting preferred. Brand new facility.
Apply by sending a cover letter and an application found on
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Attn.: Lisa Ford, Community Director
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Oregon Observer

June 30, 2016

STEAM: Now, education experts and school gurus are ... recognizing the importance of art.
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disciplines at OHS, which
fits perfectly with the goal of
STEAM education.
A n i m a t i o n r e q u i r e s
mathematical skills for timing, English and language
arts for storytelling structure, he said.
Derrick said while
STEAM itself is a relatively
new term, what it embodies
has actually been happening
since the days of his favorite proponent, Leonardo da
He was Mr. STEAM way
back in the 15th century,
he said. Now, education
experts and school gurus
are starting to recognize the
importance of art and how
beneficial it can be in other
areas of a schools curriculum.

Full STEAM ahead

OHS principal Jim Pliner
said the focus on cross disciplinary connections is on
the rise at OHS, as is the
emphasis on solving problems.
Application of learning

New STEAM space next fall

The new STEAM wing at Oregon High School part of
the 2014 capital projects referendums is slated for completion by the fall of 2017. OHS principal Jim Pliner said
it will occupy the space of five current math classrooms,
and will include a computer design lab, engineering lab and
a construction/manufacturing lab. District director of curriculum Leslie Bergstrom said the design concept for the
school places a high value on making the space conducive to working on interdisciplinary projects in order to highlight to students the connectivity of all they are learning.
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Michael Lucas and Nick Raemisch work on a STEAM project in class last semester.
and critical thinking skills
emerge when the student is
confronting real-world problems, he said.
For instance, in the principles of engineering course,
students design, test and
revise solutions to problems
using elements of computer-assisted design and
data collection. In applied
physics, students design a
low-cost and sustainable
light source for impoverished areas, testing, revising, reflecting and defending

their best thinking about

their real-world challenges.
Ryan Staces principles
of engineering students
designed, built and battled
Sumo Bots, coming up
with special features to help
their robots win the battles, and they devised some
defensive strategies to help
keep their robot in the ring.
Peter Kritschs Biotech
students designed a research
experiment to do a genetic test for preference for
cilantro. Noting that for

some people, cilantro tastes

soapy, students identified
the target DNA, designed an
experiment to copy that segment, sequenced the DNA,
and determined the difference between normal and
soapy tasters may be the
result of a one DNA base
Kritsch said the Biotech
program sends around a
half-dozen students each
year into the Dane County Youth Apprenticeship
Program in biotechnology.

Many of them continue in

careers in research, including some who have had
works published while still
in high school.
This is a great opportunity in STEAM for any
of the students (whether in
YAP or not) because of all
of the biotech companies
in the area, he wrote to the
Observer in an email.
D e r r i c k s a i d s eve r a l
former OHS art students
have gone on to successful careers as animators,
both locally and nationally,

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designer who worked on
the award winning BioShock video game, and
more recently, the top selling Doom.
We as educators are
preparing students for an
unknown workforce future
with jobs that havent even
been created yet, he said.
Its imperative to cultivate
and utilize free-thinking,
creative problem-solving
students who can meet the
challenge and compete.

Career possibilities
District information director Jon Tanner said there has
been a big push from the
federal and state governments on STEM careers to
avoid a future shortage of
technically skilled workers.
OSD school-to-work coordinator Greg Granberg said
employers these days are
looking for people who can
combine skills from a variety of disciplines featured in
STEAM education.
Theyre looking for the
ability to jump between
those areas, and connect
those areas, he said. Im
getting more and more
phone calls from more and
employers saying, I need
students for a STEAM-related career; more than I saw
four years ago.
Problem-solving is also a
skill in high demand, Granberg said, something the
district emphasizes from the
very beginning.
(Employers are) looking for teamwork, and they
dont want their employees
thinking inside the box,
he said. They want, Here
is the issue we need to
address, here are some solutions, here are some pros
and cons to each solution,
and working them out to a
final design. In education,
we know that problem-solving that realistic application of knowledge is more
and more important, and
education has been shifting
In Oregon, students are
working on more project-based and problem-based scenarios than
ever before, he said.
Maybe 30 years ago, you
would do a worksheet of
math problems, Granberg
said. Now, its more story
problems how do you find
your solution? Were moving from an industrial to an
information society from
putting widgets together to solving problems. We
need our students to be able
to think and problem-solve,
and not just solve very simple problems.
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