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Thursday, March 31, 2016 Vol. 51, No. 45 Verona, WI Hometown USA $1

28 years in Verona Area School District!

Serving Verona Home Buyers & Sellers

Barb Dawson

Verona Area School District

PALs to end at
Stoner Prairie
1-3 multiage
classes will
Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Scott Girard

Amber Burdette, center, raises her hand to share what she can see some of her classmates doing as eventual careers during the daily
morning circle in Dave Messmanns fifth-grade classroom.

Circling to community

SP, CV use restorative practices to create long-term changes

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Over and over, fifth-grade teacher Dave Messmann repeats, Great

morning, as students enter his room.
Then, each of his students says it
back to him with a smile as they pull
chairs together into their early morning formation: a circle.
The community circle has become
a daily ritual for Messmanns class
at Country View Elementary School,
and it is part of the schools strategy
to improve student behavior by building a strong community.
CV and Stoner Prairie Elementary
School are using the circles as part
of several initiatives to focus on the
positives of student behavior, which
administrators and teacher trainers
say are still a work in progress.
While Glacier Edge and Sugar Creek elementary schools have
been recognized for their work with

Positive Behavior Interventions and

Supports, which the Press detailed
last month, CV and SP are in the process of developing their PBIS-related
Behavior and discipline around the
Verona Area School District came
into the spotlight late last school year,
when Stoner Prairie parents complained to administration that behavior was out of control and there was
a lack of discipline for troublemakers. Those parents eventually brought
their concerns to the school board,
and board members discovered the
districts schools had inconsistencies
in how to handle discipline.
Administrators have since made
efforts to get all of the schools on the
same general page, with an emphasis on PBIS, the Nurtured Heart
Approach, Non-violent Crisis Interventions and Restorative Practices.

Turn to Behavior/Page 12

Behavior series
This spring, The Verona Press will
explore behavior around the Verona
Area School District. Stories will take
a closer look at specific schools and
what strategies theyre using.
If you have comments, either on or
off the record on behavior initiatives,
please call Scott Girard at 845-9559
or email
A look at our six-part series on handling student behavior:
January: District seeks consistency
February: PBIS recognized schools:
Glacier Edge and Sugar Creek
March: Other neighborhood
schools: Country View and Stoner
April: Charter elementaries
May: Middle schools
June: Verona Area High School

School board highlights local races in April 5 election

Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

While the partisan presidential primaries are expected to bring a boost

to spring election turnout April 5,
Verona Area School District voters
will also have a locally contested race

on the ballot.
There is also one statewide contested race for a 10-year term on the state
Supreme Court.
Former school board member
Charyn Grandau and Verona Area
High School Class of 2015 graduate Noah Roberts are both seeking to


Verona Press

Connor resigns from board

Moved out of
district in January,
court records show
Scott Girard
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A Verona Area School

Board member resigned
Friday after it became
known he moved out of
Verona Area School District boundaries earlier
this year.
Online court records
for a divorce proceeding show Derrell Connor,


Spring election
succeed long-time board member Ken
Roberts, who has been endorsed
by local officials in both the cities
of Verona and Fitchburg, including Fitchburg Mayor Steve Arnold,
and the Verona Area Education

Turn to PALs/Page 16

an at-large
member of
the board
first term
in 2014,
his address
in January
to 1603 Whispering Pines
Way, just outside of the
school districts boundaries. He submitted his letter of resignation Monday
to board president Dennis

Turn to Connor/Page 11

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Verona woman
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curling team
Page 9

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A 24-year Stoner Prairie

Elementary School program lauded by parents
and former students will
end with this school year,
but the principal hopes
changes elsewhere can
make up for its loss.
Stoner Prairie Elementary School principal Mike
Pisani announced last
week the Partners Actively Learning, or PALs,
program will not continue
into the 2016-17 school
The program, which
began in 1992, includes
sections of grades 1-3 and

4-5, with five teachers collaborating on a philosophy to focus on individual

learners and create traditions and community as
students rise through the
Next year, the school
will instead have three
Grade 1-3 multiage sections, which Pisani said
would allow for some continuity with the underlying
ideas of PALs. Fourth and
fifth grades, though, will
be separated.
Pisani notified parents
at the school of the change
in a letter sent home Tuesday, March 22.
He and VASD public
information officer Kelly
Kloepping said they recognized the strengths
of the PALs program
like the community and

March 31, 2016

The Verona Press

Photos by Samantha Christian

Opera for the Young

Opera for the Young presented Mozarts The Magic Flute to students at Sugar Creek
Elementary School on Thursday, March 24. Sixteen students had the opportunity to perform
in the show, as well.
Above, the Three-Headed Lady (Marie McManama, left, a mannequin, right, and Rebecca
Sorensen, far right) gives Papageno (Tim Rebers, far left) and Tamino (Daniel ODea, middle)
gifts to help them in their quest. Taminos gift is a magic flute.

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If you live in District

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Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

Street and dips just south of

the high school on its east
side. It includes the Cross
Country Heights, Raywood,
Gateway and Kettle Creek
subdivisions, as well as
parts of Westridge Estates.
Yurs joined the council
in 2013 and explained in
his letter of resignation earlier this month that he and
his wife were moving out
of his district to get a home
with more space, as theyre
expecting their first child.
His last meeting was in February, though his resignation
took effect March 14.
Yurs played a hand in the
uncomfortable result of the
previous alder appointment,
of Mike Bare, shortly after
Jeremy Charles resigned his
District 4 seat in frustration
in 2013.
After the interview committee recommended elevating Plan Commission member Patrick Lytle out of a
strong group of four nominees and giving Bare his
spot, Bare spoke with Yurs
and other alders separately
and earned their support for
taking the alder seat, which
some on the council considered inappropriate.

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Hop Haus hopes to add six tables

to an outdoor patio area to expand its
usable area on the northwest corner
of the small brewery.
City planning director Adam Sayre
told the Press hell recommend limiting hours on the patio to 9 p.m. on
weekdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays
and Saturdays. The area would be
closed off with 54-inch-tall wroughtKettle Creek
iron fencing.
The Kettle Creek subdivision could
Hop Haus does not serve its own
find some resistance with its inclu- Keenan Court
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sion of 144 apartment units, which
Two new businesses are being on busier days.

City hires firm to find administrator

PAA has led every
search since 1998
Jim Ferolie
Verona Press editor

Public Administration
Associates will help the City
of Verona with its search to
find a successor to administrator Bill Burns.
PAA will be paid up to
$7,500, plus expenses of up
to $1,200, and the search
is expected to take up to
11 weeks. That means the
city will almost certainly be
without an administrator for
two and more likely three

months, but that would still

figure on having one in place
in time for budget season.
PAA is an Oshkoshbased firm led by a former
city administrator, Steven
Hintz, and Hintz provided
human resources type work
for the candidate searches
that produced each of the
three administrators in
Veronas modern era, Bill
Burns, Shawn Murphy and
Larry Saeger. Verona did
not employ a professional
administrator from 19821998, instead having a city
manager, Bev Beyer, who
had previously worked in a
variety of capacities for the
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The discussion was essentially a proposal that went to
the Finance committee. The
city needs to continue purchasing right-of-way agreements and getting its final
Nine Mound Road expenditures in place, something
thats mostly being handled
by retiring public works
director Ron Rieder.
When the Epic TIF district, known as TID 7, closes,
the city and school district
will both receive rebates of
excess payments this year
and the more than $300 million of assessed value will
return to the normal tax rolls.
It will also allow the city to
create new TIF districts.

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The Common Council
voted unanimously for the
mayors recommendation.
The city also Monday discussed a proposal for Ehlers
and Associates, the citys
usual financial adviser, to
provide assistance with the
citys tax-increment financing district closure. While
Burns and finance director
Cindy Engelke had already
wanted them to provide
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The city will discuss the first new

subdivision on the citys north side
in more than a decade at next weeks
Plan Commission meeting.
That proposal for the Kettle Creek
North which is north of Country View Elementary School and
includes potentially controversial
apartments will be accompanied
by several proposals for new and
expanded businesses, as is typical of
a spring commission meeting.
Among them will be a public hearing for a fitness studio on Keenan
Court (behind the new Pizza Ranch
off East Verona Avenue) and an initial look at a day care in that same
development. There will also be a
public hearing for a permit for outdoor seating at Hop Haus on South
Main Street, a 1,700-square-foot
expansion for Capitol Lawn Sprinkler and yet another revision to the
already approved 7-acre Hometown Grove residential development
across from Glacier Edge Elementary School.

are neither in the citys neighborhood

plans nor the original plans for the
The original Kettle Creek plat was
approved in 2000 and enveloped the
southern end of Country View. Concept plans for the northern part showed
only single-family homes.
The city included the area in its
North Neighborhood plan in 2015,
which encompasses the entirety of
Veronas development on the north
side for the foreseeable future. And in
order to include apartments there, the
city would have to amend its neighborhood plan.
Developer Tony Heinrichs proposes
to put the apartment just north of the
softball fields and ring the school and
apartments with 152 single-family
homes of varying lot sizes. That fits
the type of development Verona was
doing in the 2000s, mixing apartments
and single-family homes, but the commission and Common Council revised
those planning guidelines in 2012,
and the North plan places most apartments elsewhere, as a buffer between
commercial and single-family houses
along County Hwys. PD and M.
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to the north, as well as three streets
that could go all the way to PD Zingg
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The city is looking for a

new alder in District 2, and
applications will be accepted until April 15.
Dale Yurs resigned from
the council earlier this
month, and his term expires
next April. The Common
Council agreed unanimously
Monday it should fill the
seat itself, rather than holding a special election.
District 2 is generally the
northwest corner of the city.
The council also agreed
with Mayor Jon Hochkammers recommendation to
continue with tradition,
holding interviews with
himself, the council president (Elizabeth Doyle) and
the other alder for the district (Jack Linder), despite a
bad experience the last time.
Ultimately its the council who makes that decision, Hochkammer said,
explaining that holding a
smaller committee meeting to screen the applicants
helps to expedite the process.
The interview committee will take applications
including a resume or short
biographical statement
until April 15 and plans to
hold interviews shortly after
that. That will allow city
administrator Bill Burns to
help facilitate them before
he leaves the city for his
new job April 25.
The notification will be
posted on the citys website
and in its newsletter.
State statute allows council to make the appointment
or call for a special election
to fill the seat, which runs
until April 2017.
The district is bounded
on the east by North Main


Verona Press editor

Northern subdivision
gets initial review at Plan


City of Verona

Jim Ferolie

The Verona Press

March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

The Verona Press


Letters to the editor

VASD policies harm engagement

As concern grows over who will
lead our country next year, I grow
concerned about who is currently
leading the Verona Area Schools.
A former VASD student, I
moved to Detroit in 2012 and
entered a teacher certification program. Over the last few years I have
grown more and more appreciative
of the amazing educational environment in which I was raised.
But I worry that new protocol
is discouraging both community
involvement and teacher innovation.
My worry started with events
involving the PALs multi-age program at Stoner Prairie Elementary,
which may no longer exist after
June. Administrators were given
early notice of the impending retirement of two founding teachers. Yet
a plan was never made to hire new
teachers and continue this community of learning.
Simply a cohesive set of classrooms rather than a charter, a gifted
program, or a special education
department, PALs is budget neutral
and has a 24-year successful history.
In February, dozens of alumni
wrote Stoner Prairie principal Mike
Pisani, Superintendent Dean Gorrell, and the Board in support of
continuing PALs. By the first week
in March, current and former students joined parents and grandparents among the 300-plus signers of
a petition asking for communication of how the continuation decision is being made.
Superintendent Gorrell remains

silent and members of the board

have deferred to Principal Pisani,
who has only recently disclosed the
vague factors in his decision-making process.
Gorrell seems to see such programs as an inconvenience. He has
overseen an effective end to the districts site councils through which
parents, teachers, and administrators previously came together to
make budget decisions that affected
innovation at each school. Gorrell
wants to concentrate decisions in a
way that provides uniformity across
the district.
And he should not be faulted for
wanting to make his own job easier
by achieving that. But achieving
concentrated budget and curricular
decisions does not by itself create a great school district. And in
the case of the PALs program, that
decision-making system seems to
be trumping the input of hundreds
of interested persons. These are
parents, grandparents, and alumni
who are invested in the success of
current VASD students exactly
the people who can make a great
school district.
Please ask Superintendent Gorrell (
why a budget-neutral program
will be discontinued. And please
demand that Verona Area School
Board members value community
involvement over administrator
Kirke Elsass,
Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Community Voices

Teens explore diverse

interests at the library

magine a group of teenagers

piling out of school for the
day. Theyre filled with pentup energy, trying to talk over one
another, jostling one another, voices
If its a Thursday, they might very
well be headed to the Verona Public
Library for our anime/manga club.
The staff at the library welcomes
teens and is glad to see them coming, as we actively create positive
and experiences
for them.
The Verona
library has hosted this weekly
club for the past
four years, celebrating both the
popular Japanese
style of animation with colorful characters with really big eyes
(anime) and the comic books in the
same artistic style (manga).
The club started in 2012, founded by dedicated and enterprising
VAHS students who wanted a place
to come together and share their
passion for Japanese and Asian pop
culture. These founding students
Jenine Ybanez, Mary Upchurch and
Cierrah Stampfli did an impressive
amount of research, including visiting other libraries to evaluate other
clubs before approaching the library
with their idea. They came to us
PowerPoint presentation in hand
with a plan to start the best Anime
Club around.
In many communities, it is not
easy to get teens to even come to the
library. Teens have part-time jobs,
sports, homework and busy social
lives. So this was our teen librarians
dream scenario, to have a group of

teens really excited about exploring

art, culture, film and literature asking if they could come to our library
every week.
We said yes in a heartbeat, and
even though all the founding members have graduated and moved on
to the next chapters of their lives,
the anime/manga club is still going
But you dont have to love Japanese animation to find a place at the
library. Many teens use the library
as a third space a place that isnt
home or school to study and connect with friends.
Leah Portz, a Verona native and
awesome teen librarian, also makes
sure to offer a variety of programs
and events throughout the year,
from the practical, like basic car
maintenance, to the intriguing, like
crime-scene investigation, as well as
the just plain fun, like a Halloween
haunted prairie and dart-painting.
Younger teens also gain some
important life skills by volunteering
at the library. Teens put in a collective 500 volunteer hours every year
during the Summer Reading Program. They hand out prizes and ask
kids questions about books they are
Some pretty great exchanges happen this way. They learn how to
navigate different social scenarios.
They draw out children who are shy
and reluctant to talk. They help children who are impatient or so excited
to tell them every single thing that
happened in the latest Magic Tree
House book.
Most importantly, they are in a
position of responsibility and do
good work that benefits others.
Thats awfully good practice for all
the things that come next in life.
Our library wasnt always such a

teen-friendly place. In our old location, there was no teen room, and
just a few shelves were dedicated
to teen books. When the library was
built nearly 10 years ago, creating a
welcoming space for teens was a top
Coincidentally, about the time the
new library went up, the teen publishing industry began to explode.
Stephanie Meyers Twilight had
just been released, and Susanne Collins Hunger Games was on the
horizon. It didnt take long for all
the new shelves in the teen room to
fill up with books and for teens to
start finding them.
Being a teenager isnt always
easy. I have a couple of them at
home myself, and watching them
navigate the world of increasing responsibilities and unfamiliar
challenges can be a nervewracking
In this period of their lives they do
so many big things for the first time,
like taking exams, driving a car, getting a job and making critical decisions about their futures. The library
is one of the safe places in the community to explore who they are, to
learn new things, or to find a group
of people to connect with over a
shared interest, or to have a first job
or volunteer experience that builds
skills and confidence.
The library staff is glad to be part
of the network of support that helps
shepherd teens into adulthood. So
even if they dont have it all figured
out yet, even if they push boundaries
from time to time, we recognize this
is a good place for them to be and
that the library is definitely a better
place with teens in it.
Stacey Burkart is the director of
the Verona Public Library.

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March 31, 2016

Growth presentation April 4

Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

The Verona Area School District

has used growth projections in recent
years to justify purchasing new land,
and it hopes to build a new school in
the next few years.
As the district continues to move
toward an expected April 2017 referendum, VASD public information
officer Kelly Kloepping said a new
projection model that uses a different
methodology has implications beyond
the school districts long-term planning.
This is not just about district
growth, its about community

If you go
What: School district growth projections
When: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 4
Where: Badger Ridge Middle
School step room, 740 N. Main St.
growth, Kloepping said, encouraging
people in VASD to come to the meeting. Everyones affected.
Kloepping said an April 4 meeting
at Badger Ridge Middle School will
be mostly a presentation from MD
Roffers Consulting on the new projections. That will set up future outreach meetings in May where people
can delve in deep with more questions, she explained.
The district will use those May

meetings to formulate specific survey

questions in the fall to get more direct
feedback on potential plans for an
expected April 2017 referendum.
Projections are an imperfect science,
though, and with the districts inclusion of part of Fitchburg, representatives of the University of WisconsinMadisons Applied Population Lab
have in the past acknowledged challenges in predicting growth in VASD.
MD Roffers looks at recent housing trends and expected growth areas
to predict exactly where growth will
come from, more specific than the
APL has previously predicted the
district will grow by 300-1,500 students in the next decade. Kloepping
said the preliminary findings from
Roffers the district has seen indicates
a similar need for new buildings to
house expected growth in the coming

Evensen earns highest Girl Scout award

patients ages 12 to 24 at
Madison-area clinics. The
patients were empowered to
share their stories, which in
turn created a resource for
their friends and siblings.
Evensen taught herself Java programming
language to code for an
Android app, and she also
created a website with the

Verona teen develops

app for mental illness
Samantha Christian
Unified Newspaper Group

Evensen chose to develop

an app that can be viewed
on any personal electronic
device for her service project so resources could be
accessed privately and for a
widespread audience.
The idea for Teen2Teen
stemmed from her relationship with her younger sister, who several years ago
developed an eating disorder and anxiety disorder.
During the time she was
battling these mental illnesses, we were both frustrated by aspects of her
recovery process, Evensen
explained in a presentation
she showed the Press.

Scott Girard
Unified Newspaper Group

Dane County is suing

the local towns association
over the results of a recently approved state law that
could change how towns
zone its land.
In February, the state legislature passed a law supported by the Dane County
Towns Association (DCTA)
that would allow towns to
opt out of county zoning
regulations in 2017. Towns
that opted out would create
a set of ordinances to use in
place of the countys.
The suit is over whether
or not towns that opt out
would receive any money
from the countys tax revenue to help pay for the planning process.
The DCTA told towns
while the law was being
debated that it would
receive part of the countys
tax revenue to cover its
expenses for planning and
zoning. The county, though,
disputes that there would be
any tax shift.
If a town voluntarily
elects to withdraw from
county zoning, the county is
not transferring responsibility for providing a service, a
memo from a lawyer for the

county earlier this month

read. Therefore, it is my
opinion that no levy shift
will occur if a town withdraws from county zoning.
The suit asks for a declaratory judgment from the circuit court on the levy shift.
Even if money shifted to
towns, some local town officials questioned if it would
be enough to cover planning
and zoning on their own.
Mark Hazelbaker, who
represents DCTA in the
lawsuit, told the Observer/
Hub/Press the countys
decision to sue is unfortunate and without merit.
Its a poor way to show
an interest in cooperation,
Hazelbaker said.
In the suit, the county said
a decision is needed before
the county budgeting process begins for 2017. Hazelbaker noted that although
towns will decide whether
its opting out in 2017, the
earliest it would affect any
potential budget would be
Some town officials said
the countys rules are too
favorable for cities and villages, which can exercise
extraterritorial jurisdiction
on a towns land. County
officials have maintained
they simply want to ensure
the rural character of the
county is preserved.
Online court records
show a scheduling conference is scheduled for May


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On March 17, Evensen

was also the featured speaker at Honorary Girl Scout
Troop 1912, an annual
meeting where all members
Photo submitted of the state Legislature are
Marci Henderson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland Board invited to hear about Girl
Scouts and the important
of Directors, Girl Scout Gold Award honoree Claire Evensen and
work the organization is
Maggie Utterback, chair, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland
doing in each community
Board of Directors.
This year, Rep. Dianne
Hesselbein was the co-leader of this honorary troop,
On the Google Play Store,
and she presented Girl
search for Teen2Teen.
Scouts with a proclamation
from the governor declaring
The app is designed to help
March 24 the official day
the friends and siblings of
to honor the 100th anniverteens with eating disorders,
sary of the Girl Scout Gold
anxiety disorders or depression
by providing guidelines and
At the meeting held at the
suggestions for how to best
State Capitol, Evensen dissupport their friend or sibling.
cussed her experiences as a
Girl Scout over the past 13
All the information in the app came from surveys
years along with her Gold
of teens with depression or these disorders,
Award project.
allowing them to directly express their wishes.
It was an amazing expeEach section has a short informational portion
rience, she told the Press.
about each mental illness, and the About section
I loved having the opporfeatures a section dedicated to your personal
tunity to convey to our state
mental health.
legislators the impact that
this organization has had on
me, as well as on other girls
Although Evensen found illnesses, Evensen distrib- in my area.
resources for teens and uted surveys to willing
parents of teens with mental illnesses, there was not
much advice for friends and
siblings of those teens. She
wanted to know how she
could best support her sister.
My sister, on the other
hand, was continually disheartened by the feeling
that her voice was overshadowed by those of wellmeaning adults. She felt
as though she had little
say in her own recovery,
Evensen wrote.
Teen2Teen tackled both
of the communication
issues she and her sister
To receive input directly
from teens with mental

From the Family of

Violet Herricks
Thank you for your prayers,
cards and kind words
following the death of our
mother, Violet Herricks.
Your presence and
thoughulness meant more
than we can say and will be
remembered for a long me.
Judy Edwards and Family
Jim Bigler and Family
Mary Ellen Acker and Family
Rita Federer and Family
Joe Derra and Family

Thank You!


The project

Recently passed
state law on zoning
at issue

Capitol visit


Claire Evensen, a Verona

Area High School senior
and member of Girl Scout
Troop 2967, recently
earned the prestigious Girl
Scout Gold Award.
The award the highest a
scout can earn recognizes
girls demonstrating leadership through a sustainable
service project that is of
personal significance to the
awardee and took a minimum of 80 hours of work.
Evensens project is called
Teen2Teen, an application
that aims to create a connection between teens with
mental illness and their
Girls Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland recognized
Evensen and 15 other Girl
Scouts for the award during
the Girl Scout Awards Ceremony held in Madison on
March 12, the 104th birthday of Girl Scouts.
Each of these girls have
done extraordinary and sustainable projects to impact
their community for many
years to come, said Marci
Henderson, CEO of Girl
Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland. These girls are
truly tomorrows leaders.
Nationwide, less than
5 percent of eligible Girl
Scouts achieve the Gold

County sues towns association

Verona Area School District

District gets new

projections to start 2017
referendum planning

The Verona Press

The Verona Press

Coming up


Story writing
Use storytelling to preserve memories
during The Joy of Life Story Writing
from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at the
Linda Abbott, author and the founder
of Never Forget Legacies and Tributes,
will share tips, tools and resources to
help people capture and preserve their
memories and life stories. Participants
will learn how to create timelines to
organize their memories while learning the benefits of life story writing for
future generations of their family. The
event is free and open to the public.
For information, contact Abbott at To
register, visit

Makey Makeys workshop

Turn bananas into bongos, play Pacman with Playdough or turn soda cans
into keyboard keys with Makey Makeys
from 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 4 at the
library. Teens ages 11-18 can make their
own creations using the invention kids,
with no registration required.
For information, call 845-7180.

a presentation at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,

April 6 at the senior center.
Verona resident Patricia Grahmann
will share her experiences living in Eastern Europe for a decade. Shell also discuss perspectives of being an American
For information, call 845-7471.

Makeup workshops
The Verona Recreation Department
will hold several makeup workshops in
April for Mothers Day and in advance
of prom season.
The first session will be held at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 6, with the second session following at 3 p.m. Friday,
April 8. Francesca Johnson will host
both workshops, which will be held at
the Purple Goose, 400 W. Verona Ave.
The Mothers Day workshops will be
held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 and 3
p.m. Sunday, April 24 at the same location.
To view the recreation departments
spring and summer brochure for more
class listings, visit

Cancer: Prevent, Survive, Support and

Thrive series, at 10 a.m. Thursday,
April 7; 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14 and
10 a.m. Thursday, April 21.
On April 7, during Maintaining Mental Health During Cancer Treatment,
Dr. Lori DuBenske, a clinical psychologist at the UW Carbone Cancer Center,
will discuss mental health vulnerabilities
and provide coping strategies.
In Transitioning from Active Treatment on April 14, Kristen Norslien
from Gildas Club will discuss steps a
cancer patient can take to rebuild their
body and spirit, and during I Survived
and Thrived! on April 21, a panel of
cancer survivors will tell stories and
answer questions about their journey.
For information, call 845-7471.

The Sound of Music

St. Ambrose Academy will present its production of The Sound of

Music at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8; 7
p.m. Saturday, April 9; and 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at the Verona Area
High School Performing Arts Center,
300 Richard St. Tickets are $12 for
adults and $6 for children and seniors.
Conquering cancer
Tickets can be purchased online at
Life Abroad presentation
The senior center will host three dis- or by calling
Learn more about living aboard during cussions in April for its Conquering 827-5863.

Community calendar
Thursday, March 31

7-8 p.m., The Joy of Life Story

Writing workshop with Linda Abbott,
library, 845-7180

Friday, April 1

10:30-11 a.m., Baby Story Time

(ages 0-18 months), library, 8457180
1 p.m., Movie: Everest (PG-13,
112 min.), senior center, 845-7471
7:30 p.m., Songwriter Showcase
and open mic featuring Beth Kille
($5/$3), Tuvalu

Saturday, April 2

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie

Kitchen free community meal,
7 p.m., Last Minute Notice, Tuvalu

Monday, April 4

9:30-10 a.m., Toddler Story Time

(ages 1-2), library, 845-7180
10:30-11 a.m., Everybody Story
Time (ages 0-5), library, 845-7180
1:30 p.m., Understanding and
Responding to Dementia-Related

Maintaining Mental Health During

Behavior, senior center, 845-7471
4-6 p.m., Makey Makeys workshop, Cancer Treatment, senior center,
library, 845-7180
10:30-11 a.m., Preschool Story
Tuesday, April 5
Time (ages 3-5), library, 845-7180
9:30-10 a.m., Everybody Story
4-5:30 p.m., Anime Club (grades
Time (ages 0-5), library, 845-7180
6-12), library, 845-7180
10:30-11 a.m., Everybody Story
Friday, April 8
Time (ages 0-5), library, 845-7180
9:15-9:45 a.m., Sensory Friendly
Wednesday, April 6
Story Time (ages 3-5), library, 845 9:30-10 a.m., Toddler Story Time
(ages 1-2), library, 845-7180
10 a.m., Care planning and asset
10:30 a.m., Life Abroad presentaprotection discussion, senior center,
tion with Patricia Grahmann, senior
center, 845-7471
10:30-11 a.m., Baby Story Time
10:30-11 a.m., Preschool Story
(ages 0-18 months), library, 845Time (ages 3-5), library, 845-7180
4:30 p.m., Tech Time with Tim,
1 p.m., Movie Matinee: Pan (PG,
senior center, 845-7471
112 min.), senior center, 845-7471
7 p.m., Katie Burns with Eric Miller,
Thursday, April 7
9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m., AARP
free tax assistance (by appointment), 7 p.m., St. Ambrose Academy
presents The Sound of Music ($12
senior center, 845-7471
adults, $6 children/seniors; available
9:30-10 a.m., Toddler Story Time
(ages 1-2), library, 845-7180
10 a.m., Conquering Cancer series: Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard
St., 827-5863

Whats on VHAT-98
Thursday, March 31
7 a.m. How to Stay Young
at Senior Center
8 a.m.Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Do Not Resuscitate
at Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church Service
7 p.m. Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
10 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society
Friday, April 1
7 a.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
3 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
4 p.m. Do Not Resuscitate
at Senior Center
5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
8:30 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
10 p.m. How to Stay Young
at Senior Center
11 p.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
Saturday, April 2
8 a.m. Common Council
from March 28
11 a.m. Self Defense at

Senior Center
1 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
4:30 p.m. Verona History
at Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from March 28
9 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
10 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
Sunday, April 3
7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Noon Common Council
from March 28
3 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
4:30 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from March 28
9 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
10 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
Monday, April 4
7 a.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
3 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
4 p.m. Do Not Resuscitate
at Senior Center

5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats

9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. How to Stay Young
at Senior Center
11 p.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
Tuesday, April 5
7 a.m. How to Stay Young
at Senior Center
10 a.m.Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Edvard Grieg Chorus
at Senior Center
2 p.m.Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Do Not Resuscitate
at Senior Center
6 p.m. Resurrection Church
8 p.m. Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
9 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
10 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society
Wednesday, April 6
7 a.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
1 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
3 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Common Council
from March 28
6:30 p.m.Plan Commission
7 p.m. Capital City Band
8 p.m. Self Defense at
Senior Center

10 p.m. How to Stay Young

at Senior Center
11 p.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
Thursday, April 7
7 a.m. How to Stay Young
at Senior Center
8 a.m.Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Edvard Grieg
Chorus at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. John Duggleby at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Do Not Resuscitate
at Senior Center
6 p.m. Salem Church Service
7 p.m. Rhapsody Arts at
Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Cough and Cold
Remedies at Senior Center
10 p.m. Verona History at
Historical Society

Support groups
AA Meeting, senior center, Thursdays at 1 p.m.
Caregivers Support
Group, senior center, first
and third Tuesday, 10:30
Healthy Lifestyles
Group meeting, senior
center, second Thursday
from 10:30 a.m.
Parkinsons Group,
senior center, third
Friday at 10 a.m.


2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 276-7729
Pastor Rich Johnson
Sunday: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

(608) 845-6613
Fr. William Vernon, pastor
Saturday: 5 p.m., St. Andrew, Verona
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., St. William, Paoli
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m., St. Andrew,
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8 a.m.,
St. Andrew, Verona


2833 Raritan Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 8 & 10:45 a.m.


427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 8 a.m.noon Wednesday
Saturday Worship: 5 p.m.
Sunday Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.


Verona Business Center
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona
(608) 271-2811
Sunday: 9 a.m.
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.


502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m., staffed
nursery available
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.


(608) 271-6633
Central: Raymond Road & Whitney
Way, Madison
Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m.
West: Corner of Hwy. PD & Nine
Mound Road, Verona
Sunday: 9 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion


The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451,
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.
201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Eric Melso
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.

415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855,
Palm Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and
10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday Upper Room Service: 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday Tenebrae Service: 6:30
Easter Sunday Services: 9 a.m. and
10:30 a.m.
2920 Hwy. M, Verona
Sunday Praise and Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Nursery provided in morning.
Sunday school (all ages): 10:45 a.m.
Small group Bible study: 6 p.m.
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship


St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church
1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli

Three Words to Live By

If you want to live and be well, then you should be
generous, calm, and virtuous. Being generous can be difficult for those of us who have the virtues of the squirrel,
storing up food for the winter by burying our acorns. Its
good to save some of what we earn, but its also important to be generous with what we have. It can be difficult
to be calm in the noisy, jangling disarray of modern life.
We live in a technological pandemonium of buzzers and
bells that seem designed to sabotage our equanimity.
There are many ways to cultivate calmness, from prayer
and meditation, to time management and a firm resolve
to practice patience. And while we have to cultivate and
practice that inner quietude of spirit in order to be truly
calm, it really does help to quiet the outer bells and whistles. Turn off the television and silence the cell phone,
and you will begin to understand why silence is golden.
Finally, the surest and most direct route to living well and
truly being well is by living virtuously. Only those who are
kind, and generous, and genuinely trying to be the best
that they can be are truly living well.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another
withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous
person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be
Proverbs 11: 24-25 NIV


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Easter egg
The early spring snow was gone
and the fields were green and
relatively dry Saturday morning
as kids eagerly lined up to await
the start of the annual community Easter egg hunt at West
Madison Bible Church.
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March 31, 2016

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their talents

Phoenix team members are proud of

the steps they took
to make their robot,
including their engineering, fundraising
and team notebooks
and BoxBot, which
was the medium
between their software and hardware
to test their robot.

Badger Ridge Middle School

students shared their talents with their classmates
Wednesday, March 23, at the
schools annual Showcase of
Talent. Acts included singing,
dancing, comedy and a performance from the jazz band. The
students reprised the show
that evening for parents and
community members.

Photo by Samantha

Left, eighth-grader Xavier

Howard, left, was joined for his
second dance performance by
seventh-grader Julietta MoraBlanco. The pair danced to a
remix of Work.
Photos by Scott Girard

On the web
See more photos from the Badger
Ridge Middle School Showcase
of Talent:

Above left, seventh-grader Olivia Mizelle performs a dance routine with Ava Kharin, not pictured. Above, right, eighth-grader Dezire
Johnson ended the showcase with a performance of Adeles Remedy, which brought students to their feet in applause.



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Growing, learning
in robotics season
Samantha Christian
Unified Newspaper Group

Phoenix 10686 rose to the

challenge during its robotics
season this year.
The community-based
team (made up of Verona Area High School and
Middleton High School students) recruited new members to participate in the For
Inspiration and Recognition
of Science and Technology (FIRST) program and
compete in the FIRST Tech
Challenge (FTC).
The Phoenix earned the
top honor, the Inspire Award,
at the state championship
in Milwaukee in February. The team then moved
on to compete at the North
Super-Regional in Iowa from
March 17-19.
Competition was stiff
among the 72 teams there,
which represented the top 5
percent of FTC teams in the
country. While the Phoenix
did not win any awards or
advance to the world championship tournament in
April, the students did not
walk away-empty handed.
The team became friends,
achieved great things and
had fun along the way,
Phoenix mentor Ben Jannusch said. They impress
me with their maturity,
respect, knowledge, creativity and teamwork.
Winning wasnt the main

goal of the season anyway.

Learning was.
In the end, the FIRST program isnt about the awards
or how far you advance,
Jannusch said. Its about
the learning experiences
that these young adults get
through the program that
will help them in their STEM
(science, technology, engineering and math) careers
and life.
Although the team has its
sights set on making it to
worlds next year, it is also
focused on the teams legacy
and how to share its knowledge with future members.
Next year we hope to
have the next generation of
Phoenix learning with us
to keep this team going,
VAHS sophomore Abby
Last said.
One of the ways the team
is reaching out to younger
students is through the formation of a robotics class
at VAHS, which will start
in fall with teacher Rick
Boehm. Incoming VAHS
seniors Clayton Jannusch
and Jack Herkert will act as
teachers assistants for the
2016-17 semester.
We have to think very
hard about how to continue
our institutional knowledge
and our learning that we have
gained, and how to give it
back to our community,
added MHS junior Kim
Mackey Jr.

State supports grants for

robotics competitions
While attending the FIRST Robotics Wisconsin
Regional Competition on March 25, Gov. Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 665 into law, which relates to
grants for participants in robotics competitions.
Founded in 1989, For Inspiration and Recognition
of Science and Technology (FIRST) is a nonprofit that
hosts programs designed to increase young peoples
participation in science and technology and encourage
them to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Robotics is a growing field and the technology has
real-world applications in important Wisconsin industries, including manufacturing and agriculture, Walker
said. The bill were signing into law today encourages
high schools to compete in robotics competitions that
provide our students with hands-on experience designing and constructing a robot, potentially sparking an
interest in robotics and allowing them to pursue this
field of study following their graduation.
Assembly Bill 665 directs the Department of Public
Instruction to award grants of up to $5,000 to eligible
high school teams to facilitate participation in robotics
competitions. The bill allocates $250,000 in General
Purpose Revenue for funding the grants, and requires
the recipient have matching funds. Authored by Rep.
Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) and Sen. Stephen Nass
(R-Whitewater), the bill passed the Assembly with a
vote of 95-3 and was concurred by the Senate with a
vote of 32-0. It is Act 280.

Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

845-9559 x237
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Sweep stakes

Joraanstad eyes
another Olympics
while finding
balance on curling

The middle of
it all
Joraanstad, whose
father competed at the
Mens World Championship, got her start at
16 while growing up in
Seattle and began to play
competitively on a junior
team almost immediately.
Once she started curling, she had to give up
her other sports softball, basketball and track
given the travel and
seasons overlapping.
She moved to Madison
after high school to be
near more curling athletes while also going to
I knew if I wanted to
continue to compete at a
high level I needed to be
where more of the players were and that was the
Midwest at the time, she
said. I also planned to
get my four year degree
so I wanted to pick a
place that had a good
school. I gained residency and then finished my
(business) degree at UWMadison.

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

As a member of the 2010

U.S. womens curling team
at the Vancouver Winter
Olympics, Veronas Nicole
Joraanstad has competed
at the highest level of her
Now as Joraanstad looks
to help team USA back to
the 2018 Winter Olympics
in PyeongChang, South
Korea, the 35-year-old will
have to do so while expecting a new addition to her
growing family shortly
after the 2016 season.
Although I am 26 weeks
pregnant, I dont really
notice the fact I am pregnant when I am competing, Joraanstad said. My
lung capacity is a little
compromised but I am in
great shape, which means it
has very little impact on my
performance (if any).
That was clear enough
as she and her teammates
continued their competitive season with her eighth
national title and a sixthplace finish at the Ford
World Womens Curling
Championships, March
But with a second child
on the way she and
Verona native and husband

Photo submitted

to play a complete season

through April and then start
with her team in the fall. It
is a balance traveling a lot
had to start one month lat- when you have a family,
er than my team (she was but I have a great support
born in September and that system.
is when we start playing
for the season), said
Joraanstad who hopes
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Verona resident Nicole Joraanstad, the second for the U.S. curling team, lines up a shot at the Ford World Womens Curling
Championships last week in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The U.S. started the 12-team round round tournament 1-3, but finished 6-5
overall. Joraanstad was competing 25 weeks pregnant.

Derek Burgenske have a

3 1/2-year old daughter,
Emma shes finding being
pregnant comes with other
I have to be more

creative and very structured

with my time, Joraanstad
said. I have a very complex schedule that keeps
me in a position to meet
my obligations at TDS for

work, being a mom and

being a full-time athlete.
But shes done it before.
My pregnancy worked
well with our curling season the first time so I only

Boys basketball

Schmitz, Clements garner all-conference nods for Wildcats

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Senior Cole Schmitz led

the Verona High School
boys basketball team with a
second- team All-Big Eight
selection this season.
Schmitz who finished
his high school career third
all- time on the scoring list
with 1,334 points was also
named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association
Division 1 North All- Star
team which will be at 4 p.m.
on June 18 at the JustAGame
Fieldhouse in the Wisconsin
A University of Chicago
recruit, Schmitz finished the
2015-1 6 season with 455
points and 164 rebounds, 33
steals and 15 blocks.
Joining Schmitz on the allconference team were senior
Kwan Clements, who earned
a third-team selection, and
junior Nathaniel Buss, who
was named an honorable
Clements finished with
402 points, while Buss finished with 307 points.
Madison East senior

Deang Deang, Sun Prairie senior Sam Kerr, Madison Memorial junior Chris
Knight and Middleton
juniors Tyree Eady and
Storm Murphy all earned
first-team selections.
Sun Prairie senior Rod
Johnson, Madison West
senior Sam Meyer, Janesville Craig junior SanTrell
Payton and Madison East
sophomore Keshawn Justice
joined Schmitz on the second team.
Janesville Parker senior
Carlos Campos, Madison
East junior Steve Wooten,
Beloit Memorial junior Drew
Freitag and Janesville Craig
junior Adam Anhold joined
Clements on the third team.
Madison La Follette senior
David Turner, Madison West
senior Greg Wright, Madison Memorial junior Jake
Ferguson and Janesville
Craig junior Jake Negus
joined Buss as honorable
Deang was named Big
Eight Player of the Year,
File photos by Anthony Iozzo
while Sun Prairie head coach
squad and
Jeff Boos was named Big
earned a nomination to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 1
Eight Coach of the Year.
North All-Star team this season.

Senior Kwan Clements was named to the thirdteam All-Big Eight Conference.


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Her other family

Submitted photo

Members of the United States curling team (from left) are: Madison native Erika Brown, Allison Pottinger, Verona resident Nicole Joraanstad
and Natalie Nicholson. The foursome won Nationals in Jacksonvill, Fla. last month and then participated at Worlds in Saskatchewan.

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Sixth-place finish at Worlds

Nicole Joraanstads U.S. team started the Ford World Womens Curling Championships 1-3 after several close losses, putting themselves in a must-win situation each time they took the ice.
For three games in the March 19-27 tournament comprising the 12 best teams in the world, they delivered until falling 7-5 to
Japans Satsuki Fujisawa to officially end Team USAs hopes of extending play past the round robin at the Credit Union iplex
in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
That left the team 6-5 and sixth overall. Only the top four teams qualified for the playoffs.
We had a difficult start where we lost a couple very close games. Then we rallied back to get some solid placement,
Joraanstad said. We would have loved to make the playoffs, but I am proud of our team for bouncing back and giving it our all
even when the chips were against us.
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win so our goal was to win the Nationals regardless of the system, Joraanstad said.
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Though this season is the first for this particular foursome, Joraanstad, Natalie Nicholson (Bemidji, Minn.)
and Allison Pottinger (Eden Prairie, Minn.) have played
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Veterans ID now accepted

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Gov. Scott Walker

recently signed a bill that
allows a Veterans ID card
as an acceptable form of
photo ID to vote.
The change begins with
the April 5 election.
The state legislature first
passed the voter ID law in
2011, and it was in place
for a single spring primary
election in 2012 before
court challenges delayed
its implementation.
It was back in place for
the February primary this

not make the discussion

about race.
Beres said that Connor
had proven his worth
on the board in his two
years, and that he would be
Derrells been an excellent board member, Beres
said. His heart is in the district, his kids are in the district. Its not like hes living
in Cleveland or something.
Theres no easy way to
resolve it and he doesnt
want to be a distraction.
Connor ended his letter
with a note of support for
his fellow board members.
It is a rewarding but
tough position, with decisions that are sometimes
very difficult to make,
he wrote. They do not
deserve to be used as pawns
or political fodder, or a part
of anyones endgame. They
deserve your respect.

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Foundation, has touted his
recent experience as a student in the district in his
The UW-Madison
has also
emphasized the
importance of
the school
w o r k i n g Graundau
with its
staff and
the municipalities it
serves to
better plan
for the
future and
deliver on Roberts
its educational initiatives, like personalized
Grandau, who served on
the board from 2006-12,
has said her experience in
those six years leaves her
ready to jump right into
the many topics the district is confronting.
She has expressed
excitement especially
about getting back to planning for long-term growth,
a process the district has
already begun, with an
expected school building
referendum in April 2017.
The two are each running for the open at-large
seat, while incumbent
Amy Almond is unopposed for her seat in the
City of Fitchburg.

On the ballot
The races listed here
are only those that are
contested. The presidential primaries include
candidates who have
since suspended their
campaigns, denoted
by an asterisk. A voter
must choose either the
Republican or Democratic
primary to vote in, not
presidential primary:
Marco Rubio*, Ben
Carson*, Rand Paul*,
Mike Huckabee*, Jim
Gilmore*, Chris Christie*,
Donald J. Trump, Rick
Santorum*, Carly
Fiorina*, John Kasich,
Jeb Bush*, Ted Cruz
Democratic presidential primary: Hillary
Clinton, Martin OMalley*,
Bernie Sanders
State Supreme Court:
Rebecca Bradley (i),
JoAnne Kloppenburg
Verona Area School
Board: Noah Roberts,
Charyn Grandau
Springdale Municipal
Judge: Jody Morey (i),
Peter Strube

Morey and challenger

Peter Strube for municipal
court judge.
The court covers the
towns of Springdale,
Primrose and Vermont
and the Village of Mount
In the Town of Verona,
incumbents Doug Maxwell and Manfred Enburg
Other races
are running unopposed to
Town of Springdale keep their town supervisor
voters will have a choice seats.
between incumbent Jody

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primaries will
increase turnout
The state Government
Accountability Board is
projecting 40 percent turnout across Wisconsin.
That would be the highest turnout in a presidential primary since 1980,
according to a GAB news
release, when 45 percent
of voters went to the polls.
Kevin Kennedy, Wisconsins chief elections
official, said the high projection is largely due to
the presidential primaries
that have drawn historic
turnout in other states,
especially on the Republican side.
We expect Donald
Trump to bring new voters to the polls for and
against in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, Kennedy

said. We also expect

the battle between Bernie
Sanders and Hillary Clinton to continue to generate
interest in the Democratic
Presidential Preference
While many candidates
in the Republican primary have dropped out,
as has Democrat Martin
OMalley, their names
will still appear on the
ballots because of when
they had to be printed.
On the Republican side,
only Trump, Ted Cruz
and John Kasich are still
actively campaigning.
The remaining Democrats are Clinton and
Scott Girard

Bradley, Kloppenburg face

off for Supreme Court seat
Incumbent state
Supreme Court justice
Rebecca Bradley faces
Kloppenburg for
a 10-year
G o v .
S c o t t
W a l k e r Bradley
Bradley to
the court to succeed justice Patrick Crooks, who
died in September 2015.
Kloppenburg previously

ran for a seat on the court

in a 2012 race against current Justice David Prosser
in what
many saw
as a referendum on
controversial Act 10.
She and
emerged as
the top two
vote getters in the February primary election, beating out Joe Donald.


Anyone interested in
applying to either of
the board vacancies
can submit a letter
of application and a
short resume to board
president Dennis
Beres, School Board
President, Verona
Area School District,
700 N. Main St.,
Verona, WI 53593 by
Monday, April 11. The
board hopes to fill the
vacancies at its April
18 meeting.
Joanne Gauthier,
who resigned effective
March 20, covers areas
outside the cities of
Fitchburg and Verona,
while Derrell Connor,
who resigned March
25, is an at-large

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While I have lived

within the district boundaries for the majority of the
past year, circumstances
have led me to live temporarily outside the district,
Connor wrote in the letter.
And while I continue to
look for a place within the
district, it is clear that this
issue has become a distraction to the board. With the
work that lies ahead, thats
the last thing that the board
needs at this point.
Connor cited in his letter
a difficult past year, mentioning a number of personal issues in addition to
changes in my professional
The vacancy is the second within the last two
weeks, after former board
member Joanne Gauthier
resigned March 20, citing
in her resignation letter the
jobs overwhelming time
While there are two candidates on the April 5 ballot to succeed retiring board
member Ken Behnke, neither would be eligible to fill
Gauthiers seat, which covers areas outside the cities
of Verona and Fitchburg.
However, the elections
loser could be appointed to
fill Connors seat until the
spring 2017 election.
Beres acknowledged the
appointment would be
within that time frame
after the election, adding
that the board hopes to have
appointees for both open
positions approved at its
April 18 meeting.
Connor was first elected
in an uncontested election
in 2014; the first AfricanAmerican member of the
Verona Area School Board.
One of his more notable
moments on the board came
last spring, when he told a
crowded room of parents
there to complain about the
districts behavior policies,

Filling the

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Behavior: Country View, Stoner Prairie take proactive approaches to foster community
Continued from page 1
What does
The key is fitting all
of those things together,
said SP counselor Elizait mean?
beth Schlitz. Administrators
have said that with all of
them focused on the positive aspects of behavior and
developing a larger positive
community, that fit is natural.
CV associate principal
Mary Moroder said techniques like the circles in
Messmanns classroom,
which fit best into the restorative practices category, can
transform the culture of a
classroom. At the same time,
she acknowledged, putting
the concept into practice
requires great effort.
Positivity and empathy
is a choice, and you have to
choose it daily, she said.
Its hard work.
The restorative focus of
conflict resolution has helped
at Stoner Prairie this year,
too, principal Mike Pisani
said. He explained that he
has seen an evolution in
how kids treat each other in
the aftermath of an incident.
This has drastically
reduced my investigation
time and its been much
more productive, he said.
Overall, he said, data collection over the last two years
has shown improvements as
more teachers receive training and get familiar with the
new techniques.
The ultimate goal of all
of the approaches is to teach
kids the right way to behave,
creating long-term changes
in their choices and ensuring
they have at least one consistent, positive place in their
life, regardless of their background.
The community and positivity that they can count on
every day is more and more
important, said SP fourthgrade teacher Jenny Peterson.

Community counts
The daily routine of the
circles in Messmanns classroom and others at CV and
SP actually takes the concept of conflict resolution
and turn it into more preventative community-building.
And Messmann said hes
seen great results from it.
The beginning of this
year, a couple of individuals would not even come to
the circle, Messmann said.
From that point to just two
days ago, another teacher
made a comment about that

Positive Behavior
Interventions and
PBIS is a framework
system that is heavy on
data collection to focus
responses to necessary
areas, like recess or the
lunchroom. It has three
tiers, the first of which
is expected to reach
most students, with the
advanced tiers for those
who do not respond to the
PBIS made its debut in
Verona in 2010 at Sugar
Creek Elementary School
and is now also taught to
pre-K sites district-wide.
The Wisconsin PBIS organization has recognized
both Sugar Creek and
Glacier Edge Elementary
School for their work on

Photos by Scott Girard

Above, Christina Bochkova passes the apple, which denotes who

can speak in the circle in Jenny Petersons class at Stoner Prairie
Elementary School, to Keilani Ehiorobo as they share in one word
what they expect out of spring break.

Nurtured Heart
NHA is a relationshipfocused approach that
helps children use their
intensity in positive ways.
The idea behind it is to
build strong, successful
relationships among students and the adults they
work with. It offers specific
positive language to use
when working with students.

At right, Stoner Prairie Elementary Schools expectations are broken

down into areas of the school and based on respecting others, self
and the environment.
Bottom right, Some of the messages on the Greatness Wall
at Country View Elementary School recognize teachers and

same individual saying,

Ive never seen him smile
so much.
That sort of proactive
approach is an important
part of the process at SP and
CV. Along with the circles,
teachers focus on teaching proper behaviors at the
beginning of the year and
using language recommended in the Nurtured Heart
Approach in hopes that they
can avoid resorting to reactive punishment.
Jenny Peterson, the restorative practices trainer at
Stoner Prairie, uses similar
circles for her fourth-graders two or more times each
Creating a strong community builds a place that is
consistent for the students,
and can also help a student
care to understand how a
misbehavior might affect
their classmates and disrupt
that community, Peterson
Everythings about equality (in the circle), Peterson

said. Theres not a front,

theres not a back, theres not
a better than, theres not a
less than. Our goal is to build
a community that really supports one another.

New mindset
Messmann recalled a
training session, in which
teachers were shown a large
projector screen with a single small black dot in the
Instead of focusing on all
of the white spaces, which is
the positive they focus on
that one spot, he said.
Changing where that
attention goes is part of
shifting the mindset of the
teacher and administrator
who is handling the fallout
of an issue.
Pisani said his conversations at SP this year have
been much more productive,
as he uses a list of four questions each for the aggressor
and the victim in a situation.
SP teacher Paula Wick,
who is the schools NHA
trainer, runs energizers
for SP teachers regularly
after school to help them
keep that mindset going,
even after a challenging day.
Thinking more about
where we give our energy is,
and will always be a work
in progress, Wick said. In
order to do that work and
to really change a mindset
and to recognize that I may
have a tendency to want to
go negative based on culture and what Ive done for
a good part of my career, it
helps to be surrounded by
other people that share the
journey and can reflect with
me as I incrementally shift
that ratio.

Training time



Nummerdor said they devoted four professional development sessions this year for a
teacher to choose one of the
approaches and get a deeper
understanding of how to
bring it to their classroom.
CV teacher Bobbie Reinhart, who also has daily
circles in his classroom, said
its worth the time investment.
Without it, were all kind
of just trying to keep our
heads above water and then
relying on the office to come
in and fix the problems,
Reinhart said. Whereas
were being proactive now
and taking time at the beginning of the year to really
focus on this and making
sure that were on the same
page and that we have strategies in place.
Wick said a supportive
environment among staff is
key to spreading the initiatives.
What were doing now is
trying to set up community
not only with the children,
but community within staff
to create a supportive and
encouraging place to grow
professionally, she said.

Its not an easy task

though, and behavior is just Lasting change
The ultimate goal, just
one of the initiatives the
district is asking teachers to like creating lifelong learners in academics, is to crefind time to train in.
At CV, principal Michelle ate lifelong well-behaved

members of the community.

Punishments, administrators said, arent the thing
thats going to change the
If we just continue to
move the child from the
classroom for a disruptive
behavior, that child has less
of a chance of building that
strong relationship with
the teacher and that strong
connection with his or her
peers, Nummerdor said.
When thats in place, the
behavior changes.
While that doesnt negate
punishments a kid can still
be forced to miss recess, for
example focusing on the
idea of restoring community
and building up a students
own inner wealth will
have a much greater benefit,
administrators and teachers
Schlitz said at SP, making a student confront the
deeper roots of what happened can force them to
take responsibility for their
That can be really
uncomfortable for a kid,
she said. We really want
to encourage a kid to go
through that uncomfortable feeling and thats when
learning can occur. Every
poor choice is an opportunity for growth for our students.

Restorative Practices is
an idea that has taken off
quickly this year after a
summer training for almost
40 staff members. The
approach involves restorative circles that are meant
to both build community
and resolve conflicts.
Country View Elementary School teachers Bobbie
Reinhart and Dave Messmann, along with Stoner
Prairie Elementary School
teacher Jenny Peterson, use
this approach regularly in
their classrooms through
community circles, which
are a preventative version
of the practice.

Non-violent Crisis
NVCI seeks to promote
care, welfare, safety and
security for students and
staff. The non-violent
aspect of its name is a
misnomer, explains Mary
Moroder, the district
NVCI expert and Country
View Elementary School
associate principal. She
said the approach mostly
focuses on what to do
before a situation escalates
to more serious behavior
like fighting and how to
prevent that.
The program originated
from the Crisis Prevention Institute and is used
for other public entities
such as police and fire
departments. Moroder said
an important part of the
approach is for a teacher
or adult to rationally
detach from a situation to
remain aware of how he or
she is feeling when a student is acting out.

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ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by
the voters minor child or minor ward. An
election official may inform the voter of
the proper manner for casting a vote, but
the official may not in any manner advise
or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall fill in the oval next to
the name of the candidate of his or her
choice for each office for which he or
she intends to vote. To vote for a person
whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the
person of his or her choice in the space
provided for a write-in vote and fill in the
oval or connect the arrow next to the
write-in line. On referendum questions,
the voter shall fill in the oval or connect
the arrow next to yes if in favor of the
question, or the voter shall fill in the oval

or connect the arrow next to no if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot
marking device (Automark) to mark an
optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch
the screen at the name of the candidate
of his or her choice for each office for
which he or she intends to vote. To vote
for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type
in the name of the person of his or her
choice in the space provided for a writein vote. On referendum questions, the
voter shall touch the screen at yes if in
favor of the question, or the voter shall
touch the screen at no if opposed to
the question.
If the voter spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election
official who shall issue another ballot in
its place, but not more than three ballots
shall be issued to any one voter. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the
voter shall return it to the election official,
who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.
After Voting the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is
marked, it shall be inserted in the security
sleeve so the marks do not show. After
casting his or her vote, the voter shall
leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.
If a central count system is used, the voter
shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and
discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to
an inspector for deposit. The voter shall
leave the polling place promptly.
A voter may select an individual to
assist in casting his or her vote if the
voter declares to the presiding official
that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding
English or that due to disability is unable
to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be
the voters employer or an agent of that
employer or an officer or agent of a labor
organization which represents the voter.
The following is a sample of the official ballot:
John Wright,
Clerk/Treasurer, Town of Verona
Published: March 31, 2016



At the Spring Election to be held

on April 5, 2016 in the City of Verona the
following polling place locations will be
used for the wards indicated:
Verona Public Library, 500 Silent
Street Verona, WI 53593, Wards 1-5, (Ald.
Districts 1 & 2)
Verona City Hall, 111 Lincoln Street
Verona, WI 53593, Wards 6-9, (Ald. Districts 3 & 4)
If you have questions concerning
your polling place, contact the municipal
Ellen Clark
111 Lincoln Street
Verona, WI 53593
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All polling places are accessible to
elderly and disabled voters.
Published: March 31, 2016



Published: March 31, 2016


Published: March 31, 2016


At the Spring Election to be held on

April 5, 2016, in the Town of Verona, the
following polling place location will be
used for the wards indicated:
Location, Wards
Town of Verona Hall, 335 N. Nine
Mound Rd., Verona, WI 53593, 1-4
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
John Wright
335 N. Nine Mound Rd.
Verona, WI 53593
(608) 845-7187
M-F, 8 AM to 2 PM
The polling place is accessible to
elderly and disabled voters.

Notice of Meeting of
the Local and Municipal
Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election

Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis.
Stat. 19.84, the Election Inspectors will
convene as a joint meeting of the Local
Board of Canvassers and the Municipal
Board of Canvassers for the purpose of
conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. 7.51 and
7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the
public pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.81-89.
Published: March 31, 2016

Sample Ballot for
Spring Election
April 5, 2016
Attention City of
Verona Voters

The published sample ballot is for

Aldermanic District 1. The candidates for
other Aldermanic Districts are on separate ballots, as you may only vote for the
Alderperson that represents the District
in which you live. The candidates for the
other Aldermanic Districts are as follows:
Alderperson District 2, Jack Linder
Alderperson District 3, H. Brad
All other offices on the ballot remain
as listed.
Sample ballots and Aldermanic District information for the City of Verona
may also be viewed on the City of Verona
All sample ballots are also viewable on the Government Accountability
Boards MyVote website at www.myvote.
Ellen Clark, City of Verona Clerk
Published: March 31, 2016



Published: March 31, 2016


Published: March 31, 2016


The Town of Verona will ONLY

receive and accept bids through via the online electronic
bid service (QuestvBid) for the construction of 2016 Roadway Maintenance
Projects until April 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM.
All bids will be downloaded and publicly
read aloud at MSA Professional Services,
Inc., 2901 International Lane, Suite 300,
Madison, WI 53704 at that time.

The work for which bids are asked

includes the following:
A. Project A: Goose Lake Drive
1. Goose Lake Drive Improvements
(approx. 1,180 L.F.) includes: adding 3
inches of millings to the center 18 feet
of pavement and pulverizing the entire
roadway, grading, two lifts of asphalt
pavement, adding 3.25 inches of millings
to the 1 foot shoulder, manhole adjustments, and restoration.
B. Project B: Horseshoe Bend Road
1. Horseshoe Bend Road Improvements (approx. 2,070 L.F.) includes: adding 3 inches of millings to the center 18
feet of pavement and pulverizing the entire roadway, grading, two lifts of asphalt
pavement, adding 3.25 inches of millings
to the 1 foot shoulder, and restoration.
C. Project C: Sunset Drive
1. Sunset Drive Improvements (approx. 2,595 L.F.) includes: adding 3
inches of millings to the center 18 feet
of pavement and pulverizing the entire
roadway, grading, two lifts of asphalt
pavement, adding 3.25 inches of millings
to the 1.5 foot shoulder, and restoration.
D. Project D: Wesner Lane
1. Base Bid: Wesner Lane Improvements (approx. 55 LF) includes: constructing a T turnaround, adding 3
inches of millings to the center 16 feet of
pavement and pulverizing the entire roadway, grading, two lifts of asphalt pavements, adding 3.25 inches of millings to
the 1 foot shoulder, and restoration.
2. Alternate 1: Wesner Lane Improvements (approx. 315 LF) includes:
adding 3 inches of millings to the center 16 feet of pavement and pulverizing
the entire roadway, grading, two lifts of
asphalt pavements, adding 3.25 inches
of millings to the 1 foot shoulder, and
be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin; the Town of Verona; Wisconsin.
Planholders list will be updated interactively on our web address at http://www. under Bidding.
are available at You
may download the digital plan documents for $30 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #4381550 on the websites Project
Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.
com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.
com for assistance in free membership
registration, downloading, and working
with the digital project information.
No proposal will be accepted unless
accompanied by a bid bond equal to at
least 5% of the amount bid, payable to
the OWNER as a guarantee that, if the bid
is accepted, the bidder will execute and
file the proper contract and bond within
15 days after the award of the contract.
BIDDER is required to deliver the original
bid bond within the 72 hours of bid opening to MSA Professional Services, Inc.,
Attn: Kevin C. Lord, 2901 International
Lane, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53704. The
bid bond will be returned to the bidder
as soon as the contract is signed, and if
after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do
so, the bid bond shall be forfeited to the
OWNER as liquidated damages.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within 60 days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
Pursuant to Section 66.0903, Wisconsin Statutes, the minimum wages
to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the wage rate scale established by State wage rates.
Project A: Goose Lake Drive is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department
of Transportation Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP).
OWNER reserves the right to waive
any informalities or to reject any or all bids.
Published by the authority of the
Town of Verona.
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
2901 International Lane, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53704
Kevin Lord, P.E.
(608) 242-6617
Published: March 31 and April 7, 2016



The Town of Verona will ONLY

receive and accept bids through via the online electronic
bid service (QuestvBid) for the construction of Shady Oak Lane Maintenance until
April 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM. All bids will
be downloaded and publicly read aloud
at MSA Professional Services, Inc., 2901
International Lane, Suite 300, Madison,
WI 53704 at that time.
The work for which bids are asked
includes the following:
1. Base Bid: Asphaltic Chip Seal
Coat of Shady Oak Lane approximately
8,415 lineal feet located between Mid
Town Road and CTH PB.
2. Alternate: Bituminous Slag Seal
Coat of Shady Oak Lane approximately
8,415 lineal feet located between Mid
Town Road and CTH PB.
be examined at the offices of MSA Professional Services, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin; the Town of Verona; Wisconsin.
Planholders list will be updated interactively on our web address at http://www. under Bidding.
are available at You
may download the digital plan documents for $30 by inputting Quest eBidDoc #4381610 on the websites Project
Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.
com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.
com for assistance in free membership
registration, downloading, and working
with the digital project information.
No proposal will be accepted unless
accompanied by a bid bond equal to at
least 5% of the amount bid, payable to the
OWNER as a guarantee that, if the bid is
accepted, the bidder will execute and file
the proper contract and bond within 15
days after the award of the contract. BIDDER is required to deliver the original bid
bond within the 72 hours of bid opening
to MSA Professional Services, Inc., Attn:
Kevin C. Lord, P.E., PLS, 2901 International Lane, Suite 300, Madison, WI 53704.
The bid bond will be returned to the bidder as soon as the contract is signed, and
if after 15 days the bidder shall fail to do
so, the bid bond shall be forfeited to the
OWNER as liquidated damages.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within 60 days after the actual date of the
opening thereof.
OWNER reserves the right to waive
any informalities or to reject any or all
Published by the authority of the
Town of Verona.
MSA Professional Services, Inc.
2901 International Lane, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53704
Kevin Lord, P.L.S, P.E.
(608) 242-6617
Published: March 31 and April 7, 2016

March 31, 2016

The Verona Press

Legals continued
Town of Verona
Regular Town Board
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6:30 P.M.
Town Hall,
335 N. Nine Mound Road,
Verona, WI 53593-1035



1. Call To Order/Approval of the

2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Announcements
A. Election summary
B. Upcoming information meeting
4. Public Comment - This section of
the meeting provides the opportunity for
comment from persons in attendance on
items not listed below over which this
governing body has jurisdiction. Comments on matters not listed on this agenda could be placed on a future meeting
5. Old business
A. Discussion and action re: update
to committee and commission positions
and terms
6. New business
A. Presentation and discussion re:
2015 draft audit
B. Resolution 2016-2 Allowing Posting of Public Notices on the Internet Site
in Lieu of Physical Postings at Miller and
Sons Grocery and the Verona Public Library
7. Reports
A. Plan Commission:
i. Update re: approach for comprehensive plan
ii. Update on the Woods at Watch Hill
B. Public Works Committee:
i. Discussion and action re: driveway
access for Lot 1 & Lot 2 located at Spring
Rose Road and the Town line
C. Natural and Recreations Areas
D. Ordinance Committee:
E. Financial Stability Committee:
F. EMS Commission:
G. Town Chair:

H. Supervisors:
I. Clerk/Treasurer:
J. Planner/Administrator:
i. Discussion and action re: hiring of
a building inspector
8. Discussion and approval of minutes of the March 1st meeting
9. Approval of payment of bills
10. Adjourn
Regular board agendas are published in the Towns official newspaper,
The Verona Press. Agendas are also
posted at the Town Hall, Miller & Sons
Grocery, and the Verona Public Library. If
an agenda is amended after publication,
the official sites for notice of the final version are the locations listed above. Agendas are also posted at Use the subscribe feature on the
Towns website to receive agendas and
other announcements via email. Notice is
also given that a possible quorum of the
Plan Commission and could occur at this
meeting for the purposes of information
gathering only.
If anyone having a qualifying disability as defined by the American with
Disabilities Act needs an interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other accommodations to access these meetings,
please contact the Town of Verona Clerk
@ 608-845-7187 or jwright@town.verona. Please do so at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting so that proper arrangements can be made.
Mark Geller, Town Chair, Town of Verona
Amended: February 25, 2016
Posted: March 28, 2016
Published: March 31, 2016

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355 Recreational Vehicles

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402 Help Wanted, General

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All reports taken from the had arrived.

Verona police log book.
4:20 p.m. An employee of
a restaurant on Hometown
Feb. 1
Circle reported a man came
10:22 p.m. A teenage cou- through the drive-thru lane
ple received citations for pos- with marijuana in the console
session of drug paraphernalia of his car. Police were unable
after the two were spotted by to locate the suspected vehiofficers in a car at Firemans cle.
Park after hours. The two told
the inquiring officer they had Feb. 6
been kissing, when the offi2:32 a.m. Officers percer smelled burnt marijuana formed a field-sobriety test on
coming from the car. One of a driver during a traffic stop at
the juveniles parents that the South Main and West Railroad
other juvenile be banned from streets. No arrest was made,
their home.
but the driver was cited for
8:04 p.m. A woman report- speeding.
ed her sons iPhone 6s stolen
5:08 p.m. Police made
from the gym at Badger Ridge phone contact with a 45-yearMiddle School.
old Verona woman after they
were dispatched to a 911 disFeb. 2
connect in the area of County
9:23 a.m. A man reported Hwy. M and Solar Court, then
that a package containing a around Range Trail and again
necklace his wife order was in the Cathedral Point subdivitaken from the porch on his sion. The woman apologized,
home on the 900 block of saying she had been cleaning
Jenna Drive.
her phone when it somehow
1:56 p.m. An officer dialed 911.
observed a disturbance
11:42 p.m. Police arrested
between two students in the a 37-year-old Verona man for
main commons of Verona his first-offense OWI and PAC
Area High School and, after during a traffic stop at Investseparating and interviewing ment Court and Bruce Street
them, cited both for disorderly after receiving a complaint
about an intoxicated driver
traveling to Verona. Officers
Feb. 5
located the driver at his des1:51 p.m. A 10-year-old tination and made contact
girl was causing problems as he was walking away. The
for staff at Country View Ele- driver had a BAC of .17 and
mentary, but became coop- was released to a responsible
erative after being told police party.

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Feb. 7
10:17 p.m. An 18-year-old
Verona man was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia,
operating with a controlled
substance and speeding, after
police pulled him over on U.S.
Hwy. 18/151 at County Hwy.
M. The man was transported
to Meriter hospital for a blood
draw and later release to a
responsible party.
Feb. 8
11:46 p.m. A 20-year-old
Waukesha woman was hospitalized after a crash at U.S.
Hwy 18/151 at County Hwy.
PB. According to the woman,
she lost control of her vehicle
and first struck the guard rails
and then the interior cement
barrier before being sideswiped by a passing vehicle.
When police arrived, she was
complaining of back and chest
pain, and the vehicle was
blocking both lanes of traffic.
Feb. 9
3:35 p.m. Police were
called to investigate an odor
of marijuana coming from the
girls locker room at VAHS. A
search of two backpacks and
a K9 investigation did not turn
up any drugs.
8:37 p.m. Police removed
two parents from Badger
Ridge Middle School, at the
request of the schools athletic director, for continuously
yelling at referees.
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440 Hotel, Food & Beverage

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man urinating on a car outside

of a business on the 600 block
of W. Verona Ave. When confronted by officers, the man
initially denied urinating, but
later admitted to it.
Feb. 10
10:58 a.m. Management
at a hotel in the 500 block of
West Verona Avenue contacted police after a family who
had stayed there from Jan. 15
through Feb. 9 had failed to
pay, first after Feb. 5 and again
when management requested
them to leave on Feb. 9. They
left under an agreement that
they would pay by the morning of Feb. 10, but had not,
prompting management to
contact the department.
4:23 p.m. A Verona Area
High School student notified
police that she felt that she
had been verbally threatened
by another student as school
was letting out. The officer
helped set up a meeting with
the student and parents for
the following day.
9:16 p.m. Police were dispatched to assist a man who
had reportedly overdosed on
prescription pills. The man
told officers upon contact that
he had taken approximately
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HELP WANTED: Looking for a Heavy
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Light Commercial. Pit/Quarry experience
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If qualified and interested please call

449 Driver, Shipping

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646 Fireplaces,
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(New $2,000), 2 lighted oak glass front
cabinets 72"H X 24"W - $40 ea. (New
$250 ea), 1 TV stand - $15, 1 nightstand
- $5, GE Stove - $40. Call: 608-438-3306

652 Garage Sales

OREGON. 4056 Lally Road. 4/1-4/2.
8-3. Adult funny costumes, lots of baby
stuff, misc.
OREGON, 817 Ashworth Dr. Fri 8:30-12,
Sat 8-12. Household items, electronics,
books, various tools, kids games, toys,
juniors clothes, shoes, sporting equip,
other various items.

University Wisconsin-Madison, Physical
Plant, Stores
Department is seeking a Purchasing Associate position. This
position is responsible for preparing complete simplified bids
for orders; process orders for project-specific products; orders
for stores inventory from requests generated by the automated
inventory system, and manual inspection as required. Receive,
manage and distribute project-specific and inventory-related
orders; inventory and issue stock items, tools and supplies from
inventory. Maintain records and prepare reports using the
automated inventory system. Starting pay is based on experience
and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate of $15.50 per
hour plus excellent benefits.
To apply go to the following web site:
Weblisting/External/Staff.aspx and Search All Staff Vacancies
for Vacancy ID #98211. Click on the Apply Online button and
follow the instructions. If you have any questions contact Dawn
Bierman at 608.265.4057, Deadline to
apply is Friday, April 15, 2016.


705 Rentals

Apartments for Seniors 55+, currently
has 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month, includes
heat, water, and sewer.
608-835-6717 Located at:
139 Wolf St., Oregon, WI 53575
STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.
Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
dead end st. One upper, one lower. $750/
mo. lower, $795/mo. upper. 1 month
deposit. 561-310-5551
of two-flat, near downtown, River Bluff
School. Newly renovated. Central air.
W/D, water included. No pets. $855/
month+security deposit. 608-873-7655
or 608-225-9033.


10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900
Located behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Convenient Dry Secure
Lighted with access 24/7
Bank Cards Accepted
Off North Hwy 51 on
Oak Opening Dr. behind
Stoughton Garden Center
Call: 608-509-8904
Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

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the option to renew your
newspaper subscription
electronically with our
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In Oregon facing 15th hole
on golfcourse
Free Wi-Fi, Parking and
Security System
Conference rooms available
Autumn Woods Prof. Centre
Marty 608-835-3628


Commercial Cleaning Company is Looking for

Part-Time General Cleaners and Project Floor
Care Workers in the Madison Area.

970 Horses
MIDWEST SELECT Draft and Driving
Horse Sale, April 7-8 at The Alliant
Energy Center, Madison, WI. April 7
is the Driving Horse sale & Tack sale.
April 8 is the Draft Horse sale. www.
For more information call 608-897-8014
16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI

Part-time evening hours starting after 5pm, M-F, 3 to up to 6

hours a night, NO WEEKENDS!
Must be Independent, reliable and detail oriented and MUST have
own transportation. Project Workers MUST have a valid drivers
license and floor care experience is preferred.
Starting pay for General Cleaners is $9 an hour, Project Workers
start at $15 an hour.
Higher pay rate based on experienced.

Apply now in person at 2001 W. Broadway,

call 608-222-0217 if you have questions or fill out an
online application at:

Custodian 2
The Verona Area School District is looking for a dedicated, hard-working Custodian 2 at the High School. This full
time, first shift position is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the cleaning and general upkeep of
buildings, performing general maintenance, planning for facility use and coordinating/performing grounds work.
Prior experience with all aspects of building and grounds maintenance desired. The starting salary is $16.83 per
hour plus exceptional fringe benefits, including health, dental, vacation, sick leave and pension contributions.
How to Apply: Complete the WECAN online application at, and attach electronic copies resume
and any certifications/credentials to your application.
Deadline: Deadline: Open until filled.
An Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply


Security Officer 3
University Wisconsin-Madison, Transportation Services,
Field Services is seeking two Parking Enforcement Officers.
These positions will work in various locations throughout
the UW Madison campus. This position is responsible for
establishing and maintaining a high level of customer service
to the general public helping to resolve complaints, and work
with other operation units within the department to solve
transportation issues on campus. Starting pay is based on
experience and qualifications, with a minimum starting rate
of $14.83 per hour plus excellent benefits.
To apply go to the following website:
Weblisting/External/Staff.aspx and Search All Staff Vacancies
for Vacancy ID #97282. Click on the Apply Online button and
follow the instructions. If you have any questions contact
Dawn Bierman at 608.265.4057,
Deadline to apply is Friday, April 15, 2016.
UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment
employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and
people with disabilities to apply.


Dedicated Fleet, Top Pay, New Assigned Equipment, Monthly Bonuses
CDL-A, 6 mos. OTR exp. reqd EEOE/AAP

Office/inside sales
Do You Like to Meet People?
Are You Self-Motivated?
Do You Possess Computer Skills?

720 Apartments

750 Storage Spaces For Rent


Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

renew your

Appliances included, A/C, garage, W/D
hook-up. No pets/smoking. Available
Immediately. $545/month.
55+. 1 & 2 bedroom units available
starting at $750 per month. Includes
heat, water and sewer. Professionally
managed. Located at
300 Silverado Drive, Stoughton, WI
53589 608-877-9388

THEY SAY people dont read those little

ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


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

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer

and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with
disabilities to apply.

WE BUY Junk Cars and Trucks.

We sell used parts.
Monday thru Friday 8am-5:30pm.
Newville Auto Salvage, 279 Hwy 59
Edgerton, 608-884-3114

721 S MONROE, Stoughton. 2-bedroom, upper of 2 flat. Wood floors. Washer/dryer in unit. Large kitchen. Off-street
parking. Dogs/cats ok. $825 inc. heat and
electric. Call Jim: 608-444-6084.

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

801 Office Space For Rent

696 Wanted To Buy

514 S ACADEMY, Stoughton. Large

3-bedroom. Lower of 2-flat. Hardwoods,
large deck, washer/dryer in unit. AC.
Large backyard. Cats/dogs ok. $1230,
inc. heat and electric. Call Jim: 608444-6084.

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

THEY SAY people dont read those little

ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or


RIGHT HAND MAN Services: Spring

lawn mowing & trimming, cleaning, etc.
Over 17 years experience. Call Jer 608338-9030.


Friday for The Great Dane and Noon
Monday for the Verona Press unless
changed because of holiday work schedules. Call now to place your ad, 873-6671
or 835-6677.

990 Farm: Service &



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


MAGIC LAWN CARE. Residential, commercial, lawn-mowing, trim bushes,

dethatching, aeration, and spring cleanups. Over 21 years experience. Fully
Insured. Call Phil 608-235-9479.

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



Residential & Commercial
Fully Insured.
608-873-7038 or 608-669-0025


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

The Verona Press

University Wisconsin-Madison, Physical Plant, Carpenter Shop is
seeking a Bricklayer/Mason position. This position is responsible
for repairing or remodeling existing buildings or parts of
buildings on campus. Starting rate is $38.568 to $39.818 per hour
depending on leave time selected, plus excellent benefits.
Must have completed an
apprenticeship program approved by the State of Wisconsin,
Department of Workforce Development, as a Bricklayer/Mason.
Persons having informal training and experience equivalent
to the formal apprenticeship and journey status may also be
accepted upon submission of documented proof of such training
and experience.
To apply go to the following web site:
Weblisting/External/Staff.aspx and Search All Staff Vacancies
for Vacancy ID #98213. Click on the Apply Online button and
follow the instructions. If you have any questions contact Dawn
Bierman at 608.265.4057, Deadline to
apply is Monday, April 25, 2016.
UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer
and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with
disabilities to apply.


If youve answered yes, we are very interested in talking to you. We are

seeking candidates for part-time openings in our front office. Hours are
9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Responsibilities for this position include, but are
not limited to, selling and processing classified ads, selling special projects
by phone, receptionist duties, assisting walk-in customers and processing
reports. Previous sales experience preferred. Positions are located in the
Oregon and Stoughton offices.
We are an employee-owned company offering a competitive benefits
package including 401K, ESOP, vacation, and more.
If this part-time position interests you and you have the equivalent of a
high school diploma and at least two years of office/computer experience,
apply on-line today at
Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub,
Verona Press, The Great Dane Shopping News
Unified Newspaper Group is a part of Woodward Community Media,
a division of Woodward Communications, Inc.
and an Equal Opportunity Employer.



CHIPS available with provided dump
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March 31, 2016


March 31, 2016

The Verona Press

Photo by Scott Girard

The PALs, or Partners Actively Learning, program, which began 24 years ago at Stoner Prairie
Elementary School, will end at the conclusion of this school year.

PALs: Pisani hopes to spread strengths

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On the web

building leadership opportunities as students grow in the proOnline First

gram but wanted to
spread those strengths
to the entire school.
Pisani said there
will be further discus-
sions before a transition plan for students
currently in the PALs program is released in
April, with an even more-detailed plan following in May.
PALs is leaving a legacy, he said.
Were taking strengths of that legacy and
moving it through to the whole building.
The program has been popular and appreciated by alumni and their parents, with
more than 300 people signing an online
petition asking Pisani to continue the program, but three of the five teachers in the
program, including two of its founders, will
retire at the end of the year.
The decision comes after more than a
month of input, which included a parent
meeting with Pisani at which more than two
dozen asked him not to end the program.

Read more about the PALs program and parents

arguing for it to continue:

Photos by Scott Girard

Looking back

Those parents showed up a week later at a

school board meeting to plead their case to
board members, and asked them to review
whatever decision Pisani ultimately made.
Well wait to see what he comes up with,
and well respond appropriately, board
president Dennis Beres said at that March 7
Pisani acknowledged the collaboration among the teachers and the leadership
opportunities for students as specific pieces
the rest of the school could use.
Put people together as much as possible, he told the Press.
Pisani said he and others were also looking at ways to ramp up leadership opportunities for students, as the PALs program
does with book buddies and other programs that the older students get to be part
of after seeing their peers perform in them
in earlier years.

Students in the fourth- and

fifth-grade Partners Actively
Learning, or PALs, program
at Stoner Prairie Elementary
School held their annual history
museum Tuesday, March 22.
Students dressed up in clothing
representing a time period in
Wisconsins history, and then
had short discussions with other
students on stage about that
time period for their parents and
other SP classes.
Above, Carson Curley, Julia
Beardsley and Angela Garcia
talk about when wheat was
Wisconsins biggest crop.
Left, Soren Zenner talks about
lead mining in the states early

On the web

Garage Sales

See more photos from the PALs

history museum:

Saturday, May 7th

Your garage sale ad will appear in the
Great Dane Shopping News on Wednesday, May 4th
and in the Verona Press on Thursday, May 5th.




Zane Oshiro, center, plays a journalist asking others about the Peshtigo Fire in 1871.

Includes 15 words. Additional words 40 each.


Deadline to advertise your garage sale is

Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 Noon.


Ads must be placed by fax, e-mail or in person.

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