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Clyde Street
wont follow
sidewalk policy
Reconstruction will
skip one side to
improve plowing
Bill Livick
Unified Newspaper Group

Photo by Kate Newton

Local author and former SASD teacher Annie Jacobsen is pictured in her Fitchburg home with her new childrens book, Crooked Candy
Canes. Jacobsen will be doing a book signing at the Nordic Nook on Saturday, Dec. 5, as part of Victorian Holiday weekend.

Former SASD teacher taps Norwegian heritage in her books
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Three years after retiring from the

Stoughton Area School District, Ann
Rouse published the first of her seven
childrens books, The Terrible Troll
Each book has a Scandinavian
theme, something that has come naturally to Rouse given her Norwegian
Rouses latest book, Crooked
Candy Canes, has just been released
under her maiden name, Annie Jacobsen, (as with all of her books) and the
current Fitchburg resident will be in
town for a book signing Saturday at
the Nordic Nook in Stoughton.
Rouse grew up in Stoughton and
had lived here most of her life until
she got married in 1973. She moved
to Oregon with her husband, Frederick, after marrying and to Fitchburg
two years later.
But for 32 years, she worked primarily out of Kegonsa Elementary
School in Stoughton as a speech and
language pathologist.
Rouse told the Hub shes always
been interested in Norwegian folk
tales, and each May, prior to Syttende Mai, she used to do a little
bit of Norwegian-flavored language

What: Author Annie Jacobsens

Crooked Candy Canes book signing
When: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 5
Where: Nordic Nook, 176 W. Main
St., Stoughton
Info: Call 877-0848
lessons with her elementary school
She would use those Norwegian
folk tales, but changed the endings so
that they were happier.
I was interested in the folk tales
but theyre so brutal, like the Brothers
Grimm with really nasty endings,
Rouse recalled. So I said when I
retire Im going to write more childfriendly stories.
Thats what she does with her
books basing most on the folk tales,
or at least incorporating bits of them
in each one, and generally using other
elements of Norwegian culture to give
the books a Scandinavian tone.
For example, her book Ivar the
Short but Brave Viking has three
or four different folk tales within it,
Rouse said.

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She self-publishes her books under

her own publishing company, and has
two Kegonsa teachers, Mary Bucholz
(and her students) and Jon Knutson,
edit them. Family and friends have
illustrated her books to help give
them a Scandinavian feel.
The characters in my books are
Scandinavian looking, Rouse said.
Weve also used Runics secret
messages that are in the back of the
book to keep them in the flavor of
our heritage.

Finding inspiration
Rouses first book, The Terrible
Troll Cat, was therapeutic, because
shed just lost her own cat.
The story just kind of came, she
Her next book, Ivar the Short but
Brave Viking was a late-night inspiration. She had a wooden figurine of
a Viking on her bedroom shelf, and
each time she looked at it, she felt
as it was as if it wanted her to tell its
And I was like, all right and
I got up at 3 a.m. one morning and
wrote til 5 and had the basic outline
of the story pretty much done, she

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No prison for Braaten

Embezzler gets long
list of probation
Jacob Bielanski
Unified Newspaper Group

A Stoughton woman
accused on 13 counts of
embezzling more than
$300,000 from a local wrestling club and an 83-yearold woman she cared for
will spend
less than a
year of initial jail time
as part of a
plea agreement Dane
C i r c u i t Braaten
Court judge
Josanna Reynolds reluctantly agreed to Tuesday.
The agreement states
Deanna Braaten, 50, will
make restitution payments
and adhere to a litany of
other conditions or face
more jail time.

Braaten will initially

spend 11 months in jail,
60 days of which will be
served without Huber
(work-release) privileges,
after which she will spend
10 years on probation. She
will need to pay another
$10,000 in restitution within 60 days or serve an additional two months.
Though Braaten wont
serve a prison sentence,
she will maintain a felony
In addition to the conditions agreed upon by the
attorneys in the case, Judge
Reynolds added that Braaten must also receive psychiatric help as a condition
of her probation.
District Attorney Paul
Humphrey said a desire to
recoup restitution for the
victims and the state played
a large role in agreeing to
no prison time.
The defendant needs to
be forced to get rid of her
toys, go back to work, work

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The Common Council

last week approved a proposal to deviate from city
policy on sidewalks for the
Clyde Street reconstruction project next year.
The citys policy is to
have a sidewalk on both
sides of city streets, but
the council unanimously
agreed with staff to install
sidewalk on just one side
of Clyde Street when a
four-block stretch of the
street is rebuilt next year,
with a goal of improving
the streets snowplowing

and saving money. The

approved resolution also
directs staff to prepare the
construction plans and a
special assessment schedule for the project.
The four blocks of
Clyde Street will be completely rebuilt with new
pavement, storm sewer,
driveway aprons and curb
and gutter. Homeowners
will be charged for 50 percent of the cost to build or
replace sidewalk on their
properties through the
citys special assessment
The approved plan calls
for installing sidewalks
on the north side of Clyde
Street between Harrison
and Madison streets, and
on the south side between

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December 3, 2015


Busy season for SHS arts

As the holiday season rapidly
approaches, there has been plenty of
activity for arts students and staff at
Stoughton High School, including a
visit from a world-famous clarinetist
from the United Kingdom, Norwegian Dancers getting the front-page
treatment in Norway and the Madrigal Singers kicking off their busy performance season.

If you go
What: SASD Coffee with the
Where: Stoughton Area Senior
Center, 248 W. Main St.
When: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11
Info: 877-5000

Madrigal Singers
tune up for dinner

Photo submitted

Sandhill field trip

Students from Sandhill Elementary School visited the Stoughton
Fire Department on Monday, Nov. 23. Shown in the fire truck is
first-grader Addison Schecter.

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The SHS choir program puts on a

Madrigal Dinner every December,
creating an atmosphere of festivity
and conviviality of traditional English
Renaissance holiday celebrations.
The dinner is presented three
nights, with a seven-course meal
served each evening. Along with the
meal, the students provide theatrical
entertainment, storytelling and music.
Over 150 students and as many parents and community members put in
hundreds of hours each year cooking,
decorating, serving, performing, promoting, sewing and more.
People giving of their time, adults
working side by side with students,
and everyone's willingness to share
their labors are what make the Madrigal Dinner a success, said SHS
choral director Ryan Casey. This
sharing and generosity is certainly
a positive model for the students to
This year's Madrigal Dinner will
take place at Stoughton High School
Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. If interested in attending, call Ryan Casey at
877-5746. Remember, seating is filled
on a first come, first served basis, so
get your invitations in (or call) quickly if you would like to attend.
The Madrigal Singers will also be
part of the Victorian Holiday weekend. They had a performance at the
Stoughton Library on Dec. 2 at 6:30
p.m. They will also be caroling on
Main Street in Stoughton on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12
p.m. and in Cambridge from 1 p.m.
to 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 6, the
SHS choirs are hosting "Breakfast
with Santa" at the American Legion
from 7 a.m. to noon. On Tuesday,
Dec. 8, the SHS choirs will host
the annual Stoughton Senior Center
Madrigal Dinner. Please contact the

Photo by Derek Spellman

Internationally acclaimed clarinetist Julian

Bliss met with SHS concert and symphonic
band students on Nov. 19.

He also discussed topics like circular breathing, the importance of practice, the pre-performance jitters even
veteran musicians can get and that
the best way to deal with a mistake
in the middle of a performance is to
just keep going. A career in music, he
said, can take you down any number
of paths. In Bliss' case, he has been
able to travel the world and even help
design a line of clarinets for an instrument manufacturer.

senior center for more information.

Along with these highlighted perfor- Dancers get
mances, the Madrigal Singers also international publicity
have several other private perforStoughton High Schools globemances throughout Dane County in
trotting ambassadors, the NorweDecember.
gian Dancers, are featured in this
month's issue of a Norwegian magaWorld-class clarinetist
zine that focuses on Folk Musikk
hits the right note
and Dance. The December issue of
Internationally acclaimed clarinet- Folkemusikk is dedicated solely to
ist Julian Bliss started playing the Norwegian Folk dance and music in
clarinet at age 4 and by the time he America, including the SHS Norwewas six, had performed at Bucking- gian Dancers.
ham Palace for Prince Philip, Duke of
When the dancers were on tour in
Edinburgh. Those were just a couple Norway over the summer, a photogof stories he shared during a special rapher from Folkemusikk scheduled a
presentation to SHS music students photo shoot with the group, and conon Nov. 19.
sequently SHS dancers Macy Fuller
The United Kingdom-born Bliss, and Isaac Eugster have their photo on
considered one of the world's finest the front cover.
clarinetists, talked about his journey
during a nearly 45-minute visit with Coffee with the superintendent
SHS concert and symphonic band stuFor those interested in finding
dents. He told the students he devel- out more about the Stoughton Area
oped a desire to play music at an early School District, asking some quesage, and later settled on the clarinet as tions, sounding out an idea or just
his instrument of choice.
enjoying a nice cup of coffee and
Bliss was already playing before a chat with SASD superintendent Tim
television audience at age 5 and later Onsager, the districts ongoing Coffor Prince Philip, and has performed fee with the superintendent series
10 concerts for the British Royal continues at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec.
Family, highlighted by a performance 11, at the senior center.
for Queen Elizabeth and 12,000 people during the former's Golden Jubi Derek Spellman and
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Theater by kids, for kids

Trickster weavers
Olivia Veserat, left,
and Greta Harris,
plot to expose
the Baroness in
PlayTimes The
Emperors New
Clothes. Veserat
and Harris both
appeared in
PlayTimes last run
of the show six
years ago as third

Emperors New Clothes

set for Dec. 12

Photo submitted

each time they step into a new venue.

We can be set up in the corner of a
gymnasium in the Allied Family Center or the Barrymore Theatre or a high
school theater in Waunakee, she said.
Theres a definite difference in acoustics and size and the timing and staging,
and the audiences are really different.
Two of the cast members, Olivia
Veserat and Greta Harris in the roles of
the tricksters, appeared last time PlayTime presented The Emperors New
Clothes five years ago as third-graders.
Leach said that they were so excited
to be in the play again, this time as
eighth-graders in lead roles.
Stoughton resident Natalie Rufh, a
third-grader at Fox Prairie Elementary

School, also appears as the youngest

weaver, Griselda.
They just are so dedicated to their
parts and are really having a ball doing
it, Leach said.
Leach added that the PlayTime cast
and crew especially looks forward to
shows at the Stoughton Opera House,
both for the historic nature of the building and for its large capacity that has
accommodated more than 200 people at
past performances.
Its just a special place for us to
come on our run, Leach said.
The cost to attend the hour-long show
is $5 per family. For information, visit
Kate Newton

Braaten: Must pay $15K annually in restitution

Continued from page 1
hard, and not blow it all on
crap, Humphrey said. She
cant do that in prison.
He also noted that for
Braaten, who has never
served jail time, any amount
of lockup would be hard
In arguing for leniency,
Braatens attorney, Sarah
Schmeizer, likened the
crimes to a gambling problem.
You keep telling yourself Im going to be able
to put money back in,
Schmeizer said. She does
acknowledge this behavior
is wrong.
During her probation,
Braaten is to work more
than full time, and must
pay $15,000 in restitution
payments annually or risk
serving an additional 60-day
jail sentence each year she
fails to reach that amount by

Dec. 1.
Braaten will not be
allowed to handle money
or financial documents not
directly related to her and
her family and must submit
weekly income statements
and paycheck stubs to her
probation officer. Furthermore, she is not to buy or
sell real estate or sell any
asset over $1,000 without
supervision, and all money
from such sales are to be
paid in restitution.
As part of the agreement,
charges of felony abuse
of the Medicaid and food
stamp programs were dismissed, along with half of
the embezzlement charges.
She originally faced a maximum of 82 years in prison
and $175,000 in fines.
Braaten is also not eligible to apply for any Dane
County public assistance
programs, something that
brought additional charges

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after a county human service worker noticed she had

applied for, and received,
food stamps and lowincome medical assistance
for the years during which
she augmented her income
with stolen money.
Braaten is not to have
contact with families of the
victims, including any member of the wrestling club.
Members of the community, including Stoughton Wrestling Club Vice
President Kari Nelson and
Stoughton detective Al
Adams, were present at the
sentencing, as well as Braatens husband and children.
Braaten was first arrested
in May after the Stoughton
Vikings Wrestling Club discovered as much as $86,000
had gone missing, suspected to have been taken

during her five-year tenure

as the clubs treasurer before
resigning in April. She initially pleaded not guilty on
all charges.
A subsequent investigation by the Stoughton
Police Department yielded
evidence that she had also
taken money from a vulnerable adult, over whom
Braaten held power of attorney. Investigators alleged
Braaten took just under
$200,000 from Barbara
Simandl, who had been living in an assisted-living
facility in Stoughton.
Simandl died the day
before the trial, the victims
sister, Susan Jones, told the
courtroom via telephone.



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Nellos pizza closes suddenly

A downtown pizza restaurant has closed, citing
only a private matter for
the closure through a sign
on its locked doors.
Nellos Pizza, formerly
located on the bottom floor
of the Kegonsa Plaza building at 132 W. Main St., shut
its doors around mid-October, according to the property manager for the site.
The restaurant originally
opened in early 2014, serving pizza, sandwiches and
Prior to Nellos, the location has served as the site
for Taters Cafe, which
opened in 2012.
Nellos previously operated under the name Marsalas.
A spokesperson for Kegonsa Development LLC,
the property managers of
the Nellos site, said a tenant has not yet been found
for the location. Kegonsa
Development said its looking to get another cafe or
restaurant into the space.
Public health records

show no violations by the

restaurant as of its last
inspection in August of
Calls to Nellos by the
Hub found the restaurants
phone number to no longer
be in service.
Jacob Bielanski


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After performing The Emperors

New Clothes at 17 venues across Dane
County, the PlayTime Productions
Childrens Theatre will present its final
performance of the show in Stoughton.
The contemporary take on the
Hans Christian Andersen tale is set for
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St. Featuring an all-kids cast of 25 actors ages
8 to 15, the show a cautionary tale
about empty pride and blind trust, is
accompanied by an original musical
score, according to a news release from
PlayTime Productions.
Known for its creative renditions of
classic fairy tales and stories, PlayTime
Productions performs for approximately 5,000 Dane County residents
annually. Past performances include
adaptations of Cinderella, Sleeping
Beauty, The Princess and the Pea
and The Snow Queen.
The Emperors New Clothes premiered in Madison in early November
and has since traveled to Waunakee,
Oregon, Mount Horeb and other locations. Managing and artistic director
Renaye Leach said that performing at
such a wide variety of venues requires
the kids to rehearse for a longer period of time in order to adjust to those
changes and learn to think on their feet

December 3, 2015

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Host-A-Family seeks
Christmas donations
Gift cards can be
dropped off Dec. 10-11
The Host-A-Family organization is looking for businesses and
individuals around Stoughton to
provide Christmas gifts and gift
cards anonymously for more than
300 area families in need during
the holiday season.
The group is short of covering
gifts for nearly 70 families, organizer Lisa Clark said in a news
Host-A-Family coordinator Sue
Schadewald said that some of
the most requested items include
household goods, warm clothing
and toys. Gift cards to local retailers are appreciated because then
the families can purchase the correct sizes for their family members.
We always have families
referred to us at the last minute, so
it is critical that we have a supply
of gift cards or chamber bucks to
ensure that everyone will receive
something this holiday season,
Schadewald said, noting some
families are also requesting items
like food, gas cards and clothing
to help them make ends meet.
Schadewald said that HAFs
mission has evolved over the
years from one gift-giving event
to helping families in crisis

throughout the year. In most cases, help from HAF allows families to regain stability in their
lives and secure more long-term
assistance from other organizations and resources.
Dane County Health and
Human Services, churches,
schools and individuals refer
many of the families in need to
HAF. All families are challenged
in finding the basics like food and
shelter, some are homeless and
many are experiencing short-term
financial crises, according to the
news release.
The need in the community
has never been greater, so Im
hoping that, those who can, will
give, Schadewald said.

How to help
Those wishing to be added
to the list of hosts can email
hostafamily@gmail.com, noting
what gift cards that they can contribute. Gift cards can be dropped
off at LakeView Church (2200
Lincoln Ave.) from 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 10, or 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Tax-deductible donations also
can be sent to the Host-A-Family
Program, P.O. Box 295, Stoughton, WI 53589. Tax receipts are
available upon request.
Samantha Christian

The Hub published incomplete information for the Stoughton
Community Girl Scout Troop 2264 baby sitting event in the Coming
Up section in the Nov. 26 edition.
The description should have read that the troop is providing an
afternoon of baby sitting for children ages 2 and up from noon to 5
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, not for children ages 2 from noon to 5 p.m.
The Hub regrets this error.

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A season of heritage
Livsreise discussion to
examine Stoughtons
Scandinavian roots
Kate Newton
Unified Newspaper Group

While the Livsreise Norwegian Heritage Center has only

been open for six months, a discussion slated for Victorian Holiday weekend will showcase its
mission to share centuries of culture and history with visitors and
residents alike.
Julie K. Allen, an associate professor of Scandinavian and German in UW-Madisons Department
of Scandinavian
Studies, will give a
presentation titled
Far from the
North Pole: Scandinavians in the
Midwest? from Allen
11 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Dec. 5,
at the center.
One of nine faculty members at
the nations oldest Scandinavian
Studies program, Allen told the
Hub she became fascinated with
Scandinavian culture while living
in Denmark as a Mormon missionary.
I was there representing the
Mormon church, but I myself was
converted to Scandinavianism,
she said with a laugh. I absolutely fell in love with Scandinavia in
general and decided to do a Ph.D.
and make it my life.
Through a career of research,
both as a professor and as an
author, Allen said she has pursued

If you go:
What: Far from the North
Pole: Scandinavians in the
Midwest? discussion
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Dec. 5
Where: Livsreise Norwegian
Heritage Center, 277 W. Main St.
Info: 873-7567
the answer to the question: What
makes people feel the way that
they do, like they belong to a certain culture or tradition?
After she was approached to
speak at the heritage center during Victorian Holiday, Allen
thought the timing presented an
opportunity to not only discuss
the impact of Scandinavian immigration to the Midwest and U.S.
more broadly as she does in
her other discussions, but also to
focus particularly on (how) the
ways that we celebrate Christmas
(are) influenced by Scandinavian
From 1825 to 1925, approximately 3 million Scandinavians
immigrated to the U.S., with the
biggest portion of them settling
in the Midwest, Allen said.
The presentation, which will
open up for questions and discussion about halfway through the
program, will examine Scandinavian traditions that immigrants
brought over, shaping everything
from music to food to holiday customs that many Stoughtonites may
already be familiar with, along
with some they may be surprised
Marg Listug, manager of

Livsreise, said hosting a discussion using a topic like immigration as a lens helps the center fulfill its central goal: to teach.
(Scandinavian immigration) is
an area that myself I dont know
a lot about, so Im just excited to
have an expert on it here, Listug
said. We never stop learning,
and this facility is not meant to
be a museum. Its meant to be a
living facility where people can
come and learn about their genealogy.
Hosting a discussion in a community that is so in touch with that
genealogy, Allen said, presents an
opportunity to frame immigration
in a way thats timely and forward-thinking while still remaining reflective of the past.
Looking at immigration to
America, its definitely not the
case that immigrants come and
disappear into the mix, Allen
said. They contribute, and what
we see today is that we as Americans are better off for it.
Allen said she hopes to continue
to foster a connection between
the Scandinavian Studies program
and the center as they have a lot
to offer to each other.
I think (Stoughton has) done
so much to really strengthen and
showcase their identity but I
dont feel like people in Stoughton are fossilizing their identity,
Allen said. And thats part of
what I want to celebrate, is this
new identity that comes out of the
blending. That you leave things
behind, you sacrifice things, and
you gain new things to create
something wonderful.
For information on the free presentation, call Livsreise at 8737567.

Cooksville holds holiday vigil Saturday

Event doubles as
anniversary celebration
Cooksville marked an important milestone this year: the 175th
anniversary of its settlement by
the Cooks brothers in June 1840.
The celebration continues as
the year draws to a close, as the
village and the surrounding area
welcome all to take part in the
third annual Welcome Christmas
Vigil on Saturday, Dec. 5.
The event begins at 4:30 p.m.
at the Cooksville Country Store,
11313 N. State Hwy. 138, where
sky luminaries will be available for purchase before they are
released after sunset to honor the

If you go
What: Village of Cooksville
Welcome Christmas Vigil
When: 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 5
Where: Cooksville Country
Store, 11313 N. State Hwy. 138
Info: 882-0505
villages anniversary.
After caroling at the country
store, attendees will walk through
the village to Cooksville Lutheran Church, 11927 W. Church
St., for a brief, non-denominational Service of Gifts at 5 p.m.,
followed by a performance of

seasonal music by the Cooksville

Community Chime Choir.
At 5:30 p.m., the procession
will continue to the front of the
Cooksville Community Center, 11204 W. State Road 59.
The community center is housed
inside a former one-room schoolhouse, once the last of its kind in
The newly-restored school
bell will be rung to announce the
beginning of the holiday season,
followed by the release of sky
luminaries. Noisemakers such
as cow bells and jingle bells are
welcome during the release.
The event is free and open to
the public. For information, call
Kate Newton

Darlene Stolen

Darlene M. Dia Stolen,

age 80, of Stoughton, passed
away on Tuesday, Dec. 1,
2015, at Stoughton Hospital. She was born on June
7, 1935, in Stoughton, the
daughter of Gunnar and Evelyn (Gunderson) Peterson.
She married David Stolen on
Feb. 6, 1987, in Madison.

Thomas Wesley
Wes Skaar

Thomas Skaar

Thomas Wesley Wes

Skaar, age 91, of Cottage
Grove, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at his
home where he was also
born. He was born on July
13, 1924, in Cottage Grove,

Dia was a longtime member of Christ Lutheran

Church. She was employed
at Skaalen Home for 25
years. She loved flowers,
cooking, baking and golf.
Dia was an avid bowler
and enjoyed trips to the
casino and traveling to visit
her friend, Carol Cantani, in
New Jersey.
She is survived by her
husband, David; daughter,
Marti Berg; granddaughters, Brooke (Steve) Conkin
and Brynn (Matt) Anderson;
great-grandchildren, Cooper
Conkin and Kellan Anderson; brothers, Jerry (Jean)
Peterson, Doug (Pat) Peterson and Tom Peterson; and
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; her son, Peter;
her brother, Richard; and best
friend, Della Marsden.
A memorial service will
be held at Christ Lutheran
Church, 700 Cty. Hwy. B,
Stoughton, at 11 a.m., on

Friday, Dec. 4, with Pastor

Scott Geister-Jones presiding. Burial will be at the
Eastside Lutheran Cemetery, Stoughton, at a later
date. Visitation will be held
at Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral Home, 1358 Hwy.
51 at Jackson St., Stoughton,
from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., on
Thursday, Dec. 3, and at the
church from 10 a.m. until the
time of the service on Friday.
A luncheon at the Maple
Tree, 6010 Hwy. 51, McFarland, will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ
Lutheran Church or the
Stoughton Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign.
Online condolences may be
made at gundersonfh.com.

the son of Thomas and Gladys (Stickle) Skaar. He married Lois M. McCredie on
March 22, 1947, in Madison.
Wes was an active member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Cottage
Grove and served on the session board. He loved traveling the world with his wife.
Wes was a life-long successful and proud farmer.
He is survived by his son,
Harvey (Cynthia) Skaar;
daughter, Linda (Mark)
Everson; grandchildren, Eric
Skaar, Brett (Tiffany) Skaar,
Brenda (Chris) Tomlinson,
Tiffany Everson, Benjamin
(Jamie) Everson and John
(Tanya) Everson; and greatgrandchildren, Codi, Lucas,
Blake, Brady, Alex, Connor,
Ace, Kane, Jovie, Sonora,
Peyton, Teawha and Hawaii.
He was preceded in death
by his wife; grandsons, Joel

and Curtis; brothers, Eugene,

Robert and Gordon; and sister, Doris Archie.
Funeral services were
held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 229 N. Main
St., Cottage Grove, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, with
the Rev. Matthew Ploeger
presiding. Burial was in the
Cottage Grove Cemetery,
Cottage Grove. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may
be made to the church. The
family would like to extend
their thanks to the angels
who took care of pa, and the
staff at Agrace HospiceCare.
Online condolences may be
made at gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation
1358 Hwy. 51 @ Jackson St.

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation
1358 Hwy. 51 @ Jackson St.

December 3, 2015

Connie Elaine
(Johnson) West

Connie West

Connie Elaine (Johnson)

West, 58, of Waynesville,
Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov.
24, 2015, in Dayton Ohio.
She was born on April
18, 1957, in Stoughton,

Robert R. Potratz

Robert Potratz

Robert R. Potratz, age 89,

passed away on Nov. 25,
2015, at Stoughton Hospital. He
was born
on Dec. 25,
1925, in
the son of
Otto and Elda Potratz. He
married Ellen Kane on July
30, 1955, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Stoughton.
Robert was one of the last
true renaissance men. He
could do it all: He was an
amazing artist, wood carver, speaker, cook, husband,
father, brother, grandfather
and great-grandfather. He
was loved by all and will be
greatly missed.
He is survived by his four
children, Felicia (Gary)
Jacobson, Cecelia (David)
Juve, Mark Potratz and

the youngest of four children born to Jerrold G. and

Loraine J. Johnson. She
married Roger West on Oct.
6, 1990, in Bellbrook, Ohio.
Connie was a 1975 graduate of Stoughton High
School. She attended Madison Area Technical College
and went on to be a flight
attendant of many years for
the former Eastern Airlines.
Connie had a great love for
animals, especially dogs
and horses. Her passion for
showing horses was evident
in the many awards they
won over the years. She was
also a talented seamstress,
artist and exceptional cook.
She is survived by her
husband of 25 years, Roger West of Waynesville.
Other survivors include her
mother, Loraine Johnson
of Stoughton; her brothers,
Howard (Lana) of Ocean

Isle Beach, N.C. and Richard (Kathy) of Stoughton;

sister, Diane (Fred) DiLibero of Broken Arrow, Okla.;
stepdaughter, Kimberly
West of Connecticut; and
many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Connie was preceded in
death by her father, Jerrold
That Connies wishes to
be an organ donor have been
realized, she now gives hope
and life to those fortunate
No services are planned.
Please share your memories at CressFuneralService.

Timothy Potratz; six grandchildren, Heather (Andrew)

Ace, Samantha Juve, Benjamin Juve (Melody Derra),
Robert and Emily Potratz,
and Brandon (Maureen)
Potratz; and two greatgrandchildren, Rowan and
Callan Ace. He is also survived by many beloved inlaws, nieces, and nephews.
Robert was preceded in
death by the love of his life,
his wife Ellen, his parents,
his nine brothers and all other loved ones.

Mass of Christian Burial

was held on Monday, Nov.
30, at St. Ann Catholic
Church, 323 N. Van Buren
St., Stoughton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St.
Vincent de Paul Society.
Please share your memories at cressfuneralservice.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Service

206 W. Prospect Ave.

Cress Funeral Home

206 W. Prospect
Stoughton, WI 53589

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A memorial service will
be held at Calvary Gospel
159 W. Main St. 873-5513
Church, 5301 Commercial
Serving Stoughton since 1989.
Vernon C. Washburn, Jr., Ave., Madison, at 10 a.m.,
age 81, of Stoughton, passed
away on Monday, Nov. 30,
2015, at Agrace HospiceCare. He was born on Sept.
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the son of Vernon, Sr. and
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on Sept. 20, 1954, in Van
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Vernon was a longtime
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Gospel Church in Madison,
and the most important thing
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Pat and Kristi (Hoffman) Muntz of Eustis, Fla.,

announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren
N., to David J. Bush, the son of Dave and Debbie Bush
of Lakewood, N.Y. Miss Muntz is the granddaughter of
the late Edward and Ann Muntz and the late Howard
and Diane Hoffman. Her fianc is the grandson of the
late Don and Donna Bush and the late Paul and Diane
Miss Muntz is a graduate of Florida State University
with a master's degree in communication disorders.
She is employed as a speech-language pathologist
in Orlando, Fla. Her fianc is a graduate of Limestone
College in South Carolina and Converse College
Master's University in South Carolina. He is employed
by Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla., as a
dean and wrestling Coach.
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December 3, 2015

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Coming up

Community calendar

Cookie walk
Visit the United Methodist Church,
525 Lincoln Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5 for a Victorian Holiday
cookie walk and craft fair. Browse crafts
while munching on decorated cookies,
or save some to take home. Proceeds go
to the United Methodist Church Food
Pantry. For information, call 873-3273.

Baby-sitting class
Stoughton Hospital will offer a babysitting class for boys and girls ages 11
and up from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at Stoughton Hospitals
Bryant Health Education Center on the
lower level. Participants will learn about
first aid safety, infant care, discipline,
playing with children, common emergencies and more. Bring a sack lunch.
To register for the $50 class, visit
stoughtonhospital.com and click on
Classes and Events. For information,
contact Trish at 334-4036.

Holiday marketplace
Do some holiday shopping from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at
Stoughton Meadows Assisted Living,
2321 Jackson St. (formerly Harmony
Living Services). Homemade crafts,
baked goods, lefse, and krumkakes, as
well as products from Scentsy, Avon,
Mary Kay and more will be available.
For information, call 877-1227.

Holiday baby-sitting
Stoughton Community Girl Scout
Troop 2264 is offering an afternoon of
baby-sitting for children ages 2 and up
Bahai Faith

from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

at Covenant Lutheran Churchs Fellowship Hall, 1525 N. Van Buren St.,
to help parents as they shop for the
holidays. The cost is $30 for first child
and $20 each additional child. Snacks
will be provided. Baby sitters are 15-17
years old with a CPR/First Aid certified
adult present. Funds raised will support
the troops trip to Savannah, Georgia in
July. For information or to reserve your
spot, contact Darlene at 205-7572.

Join licensed therapist Kathy Julseth

to learn about craniosacral therapy at
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Bryant Health Education Center, located in
the lower level of the hospital. Observe
a hands-on demonstration of the gentle
touch therapy that focuses on the head
to the base of the spine. Participants can
register to win a free half hour of cranioBook fair
sacral massage. To register for this free
The Skaalen Spirit Teams Books event, visit stoughtonhospital.com and
are Fun book sale will be held from 10 click on Classes and Events. For infora.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 in the mation, contact Sonja at 873-2356.
chapel at Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 400 N Morris St. Books Sons of Norway Christmas
for all ages and a variety of other gift
Join Sons of Norway members as
items will be available. For information, they share memories from their family
contact Dawn at 873-5651, ext. 240, or Christmas celebrations at 7 p.m. Thursat dzaemisch@skaalen.com.
day, Dec. 10 at the Mandt Lodge, 317 S.
Page St. The public is welcome to attend
Madrigal show
and share their own memories, and light
The Stoughton High School Madrigal refreshments will be served. Attendees
singers and musicians will present their are encouraged to bring items to donate
annual dinner show at noon on Tuesday, to the Stoughton Food Pantry.
Dec. 8 at the senior center. Reservations
The Sons of Norway will also host
are required by noon on Friday, Dec. 4, a Family Christmas event from 8:30and the cost of the show is $8. For infor- 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in the
mation, call 873-8585.
Mandt Lodge. Hands-on activities, a
kids-only shopping area, free photos
Painting class
with Santa from 9-11 a.m. will be availGet creative with artist and instructor able, as well as a bake sale and limited
Sara Lenz at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. supply of lefse and donuts.
Egg casserole, waffles, fruit, juice,
9 at the senior center. Participants will
work with acrylic paint on a 16 x 20 coffee and milk will be served downcanvas. All supplies will be provided, stairs and costs $7 for adults and $3 for
and no previous art skills is necessary. A kids ages 5-12. For information, contact
minimum of 10 participants are needed Darlene Arneson at 873-7209.

Bible Baptist Church

1525 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton 873-7494

covluth@chorus.net covluth.org
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Worship
Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church

515 E. Main St., Stoughton 834-9050

Sunday: 10 a.m.

2095 Hwy. W, Utica

873-7077 423-3033
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship; 6 p.m. - Worship
700 Hwy. B, Stoughton
873-9353 e-mail: office@clcstoughton.org
Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Worship,
9:10 a.m. Family Express followed
by Sunday School
401 W. Main St., Stoughton 877-0303
christthekingcc.org Sunday: 10 a.m. - Worship

Christian Assembly Church

1844 Williams Drive, Stoughton 873-9106

Saturday: 6 p.m. worship; Sunday: 10 a.m. worship

The Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

Cooksville Lutheran Church

11927 W. Church St., Evansville

Interim Pastor Karla Brekke
Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship and Sunday School

A Life
Celebration Ceen

Fulton Church

9209 Fulton St., Edgerton

884-8512 fultonchurch.org
Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8, 10:30 a.m. Worship;
9 a.m. coffee hour; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School;
12-3 p.m. Varsity (teens); 3-5 p.m. AWANA

1860 Hwy. 51 at Lake Kegonsa, Stoughton

Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour for all ages: 9:15 a.m.

LakeView Church

2200 Lincoln Ave., Stoughton

873-9838 lakevc.org
Sunday: 9 & 11 a.m. worship

Seventh Day Baptist

Church of Albion

616 Albion Rd., Edgerton

561-7450 albionsdb@gmail.com
Worship Saturday 11- Sabbath School 10
Fellowship Meal follows service on first Sabbath

Stoughton Baptist Church

Corner of Williams Dr. & Cty. B, Stoughton

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship;
6 p.m. - Evening Service

St. Ann Catholic Church

323 N. Van Buren St., Stoughton

873-6448 873-7633
Weekday Mass: Nazareth House
and St. Anns Church
Weekend Mass: Saturday - 5:15 p.m.;
Sunday - 8 and 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist of Stoughton

525 Lincoln Avenue, Stoughton
Sunday: 8 a.m. - Short Service;
10 a.m. - Full Worship

West Koshkonong Lutheran Church

1911 Koshkonong, Stoughton
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - Worship

Western Koshkonong
Lutheran Church

2633 Church St., Cottage Grove

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship
11 a.m. Bible study

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310 E. Washington, Stoughton

873-7761 flcstoughton.com
Saturday: 8 a.m. weekly prayer breakfast
Sunday: 8:30 & 10 a.m. worship

Good Shepherd By The Lake

Lutheran Church

825 S. Van Buren, Stoughton

877-0439 Missionaries 957-3930
Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school and Primary

221 Kings Lynn Rd.

Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-8888

Ezra Church

First Lutheran Church

Christ the King Community Church

Mike Smits Dale Holzhuter

Martha Paton, Administrative Manager
Sara Paton, Administrative Assistant
Paul Selbo, Funeral Assistant

Craniosacral therapy

Covenant Lutheran Church

For information: Alfred Skerpan, 877-0911

or Gail and Greg Gagnon, 873-9225
us.bahai.org Stoughton study classes.

1358 Hwy 51, Stoughton

for the $35 class. To register, call the

senior center at 873-8585.

There is something in us that seems to crave bad news. Why do we listen

with such keen interest to the news story of the latest horrific crime or
natural disaster? We just cant seem to
resist telling everyone about our cares and woes, and even when we know
the car crash is going to be ugly, we have to look. Rather than spreading the
news about how bad it was, maybe we should focus on the good works of
those who came to the rescue. Instead of talking about how poorly things
are going, maybe it would be better to talk about what is working. That
might spur others to follow the good example. There will always be plenty
to complain about in the world, but there is also a lot of good news. Many
parts of the world are actually safer and less violent than in previous ages
and people are living longer than ever, but since we live in a world of instant
access to all of the worlds news its easy to understand why people think
the world is horribly violent and unsafe. Horrific crimes and violence are
newsworthy precisely because they are relatively unusual. People helping
each other and treating others humanely is the rule; violence is the exception.
Perhaps we should spread that good news, and encourage others to do
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Psalm 96:3 NIV

Thursday, December 3

5-7 p.m., Book Sale (Friends members only or become

a member), library, stolib.org
6:30 p.m., Adult Craft Club: Felt crafts, Stoughton Fire
Station Training Room, 381 E. Main St., stolib.org

Friday, December 4

1 p.m., First Friday movie: Age of Adaline, senior center, 873-8585

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Book sale, library, stolib.org
7 p.m., Gadzooks! Cinderella!, Stoughton Village
Players Theater, 255 E. Main St., stoughtonvillageplayers.org, $10
7:30 p.m., Harmonious Wail, Stoughton Opera House,

Saturday, December 5

All day, Victorian Holiday weekend, see special section

for a full schedule of events
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cookie walk and craft fair, United
Methodist Church, 525 Lincoln Ave.
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Baby sitting class, Stoughton
Hospitals Bryant Health Education Center ($50), 3344036
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Book sale, library, stolib.org
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holiday marketplace, Stoughton
Meadows Assisted Living, 2321 Jackson St., 877-1227
11 a.m. to noon, Far From the North Pole:
Scandinavians in the Midwest? Livsreise, 277 W. Main
St., livsreise.org
Noon to 5 p.m., Girl Scout Troop 2264 baby sitting,
Covenant Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 1525 N. Van
Buren St., 205-7572
4:30 p.m., Village of Cooksvilles Welcome Christmas
Vigil, Cooksville Country Store, 11313 N. State Hwy.
138, 882-0505
7:30 p.m., Sonny Landreth, Stoughton Opera House,

Sunday, December 6

All day, Victorian Holiday weekend, see special section

for a full schedule of events

Monday, December 7

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Skaalen Spirit Team book sale,

Skaalen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center chapel, 400
N Morris St., 873-5651, ext. 240
5-6:30 p.m., Free community meal, senior center, 2061178
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Board meeting, Town Hall, 654
Cty. Road N

Tuesday, December 8

Noon, Madrigal Lunch ($8), senior center, 873-8585

6 p.m., City of Stoughton Finance committee, Public
Safety Building
7 p.m. City of Stoughton Common Council, Public
Safety Building

Wednesday, December 9

10 a.m. Music Together with Jo Simons, library, 8736281

1 p.m., Painting Class, senior center, 873-8585
6 p.m., Friends of the Stoughton Public Library meeting, library
7 p.m., Town of Dunn Plan Commission meeting, Town
Hall, 654 Cty. Road N

Thursday, December 10

2-3 p.m., Dementia Support Group, senior center, 8738585

5:30 p.m., Craniosacral therapy presentation,
Stoughton Hospital Bryant Health Education Center,
7 p.m., Christmas program and breakfast ($7 adults, $3
kids 5-12), Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page
St., 873-7209

Support groups
Diabetic Support Group
Parkinson Group
6 p.m., second Monday,
1:30-2:30 p.m., fourth
Stoughton Hospital, 628- Wednesday, senior center,
873-8585 (not Nov./Dec.)
Grief Support Groups
Multiple Sclerosis Group
3 p.m., third Tuesday,
10-11:30 a.m., second
senior center, 873-8585
Tuesday, senior center,
Low Vision Support
Older Adult Alcoholics
1-2:30 p.m., third
Thursday, senior center,
2 p.m., Tuesdays, senior
center, 246-7606 ext. 1182

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and coming up items online:


Jeremy Jones, sports editor

845-9559 x226 ungsportseditor@wcinet.com

Anthony Iozzo, assistant sports editor

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


Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Boys hockey

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton junior forward Justin Gibbons is unable to slip the puck past Eastside Lakers goaltender Sean Gross in the first period Saturday inside the Mandt Community Center. Gibbons scored twice in the
game as the Vikings blew out the non-conference Lakers 8-2.

Vikings pile up goals in bunches

Jeremy Jones

La Follette/East co-op 8-2.

The host Vikings saw six different players score in the blowout,
Senior Max Quale had a goal including junior forward Justin
and three assists Saturday as Gibbons and sophomore Jackson
Stoughton shellacked the Madison Breton, who each scored twice

Sports editor

inside Mandt Community Ice Arena.

Gibbons scored a pair of goals a
little more than 8 minutes apart in
the first period. Breton tacked on
two more goals, including one on

the power play, midway through

Senior defenseman Karl
the second period.
Spiekerman and junior defenseJunior forward Zeth Zeichert, man Ryan Hentrich finally put the
senior forward Harrison Flescher puck in the back of the net for the
and sophomore defenseman Ethan
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Ebert also scored in the blowout.


Stoughton hopes to make

another team state run
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

There is plenty to be excited about

for the 2015-1 6 Stoughton High
School wrestling team, even with
a few key losses from last seasons
team state Division 1 runner-u p
The Vikings lose two-time state
runnerup Zach Hasselberger (175-40
career record, 39-6 last season) and
other key contributors Patrick Reilly
(31-1 8, third at sectionals), Austin
Benton (40- 10, third at sectionals),
Gunnar Helland (39-13, state qualifier) and Joe Hohol (15-13, sectional
qualifier) to graduation. Although
those five were both vocal leaders
and leaders by example, there is still
plenty of talent coming back to keep
Stoughton as one of the top contenders in the state.
Senior Collin Kraus (55-5) a state
champion in 2013, three-time state
qualifier and a 153- win wrestler in
his career junior Brandon Klein
(53- 5) a state champion last season and juniors Tristan Jenny (37-10) and Garrett Model (4515) both
state qualifiers last season lead the
And not too far behind are junior
Kaleb Louis (42-12, sectional qualifier), junior Joe Nelson (19-30, sectional qualifier) and sophomore Tyler
Dow (40-13, sectional qualifier).
Also back are seniors Austin

Sobojinski (5-8, fifth place at regionals), Jacob Groleau (12-12) and Erik
Haried (5-8) and junior Trevar Helland (6-20, fifth place at regionals).
Stoughton brings back a wealth of
experience and an influence of youth
to this years team, co-head coach
Bob Empey wrote in a questionnaire.
Goals are to improve throughout the
season and remain healthy through a
tough season schedule.
Besides the returning letterwinners, the team is filled out by seniors
Joe Jensen, Amiel Flocca, Brady
Anderson, Key Cook, Tommy Tobias, Rocky France and Jacob Graper;
junior Matthew Curry and Darrel
Stenjem; and sophomores Cody Suddeth, Zander Hartberg, Seth Hagen,
Matt Krcma, Gavin Miller, Will
Neuenfeld, Isaac Olson, Andy Valdez, Nolan KRaus and Elijah Eugster.
While many of those wrestlers will
get most of their experience on the
varsity reserve to start the season, all
will have key roles in the success of
the program overall.
Last years team set a school record
for dual meet wins, going 24-2, and
took first place in the Pieper Duals,
the Wisconsin Dells Duals, the Badger State Invitational, the MidStates
Invitational and the Whitnall Duals.
Stoughton also took seventh in the
Cheesehead Invitational.
The Vikings added a Badger Conference tournament title ending the
season tied for first with Milton in the

Badger South claimed the regional

title and knocked off Milton in the
team sectional.
Stoughton finished state runner
up in Division 1 losing to Kaukauna
in the team state finals and finished
ranked No. 2 in the state.
The Vikings host the annual Pieper
Duals at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Conference preview
Co- head coaches Dan Spilde and
Empey will be looking for improvement all season, and Empey wrote
that staying healthy will also be key
if the Vikings are to win another Badger South title this season.
Milton and Fort Atkinson are both
expected to be tough contenders, as
well as Monroe in 2015.
The Red Hawks lose all four state
qualifiers from last season Nolan
Shea (39-3, sixth), Bowen Wileman
(414), Billy Pitzner (35-9) and Sean
Gohlke (33-12). Sectional qualifiers
Alex Chesmore (32-12, third), Mason
Maxwell (21-1 7), John McCarthy
(36-6, third) and Hunter Nelson (407, third) are also gone.
Milton does bring back sectional
qualifiers seniors Tristan Woods
(28-9 , third) and Taylor Prochazka
(25-11) and juniors Gavin Chesmore
(14-14), Levi Garrett (29-10, fourth),
Austin Harms (25-1 6, fourth) and
Dalton Shea (19-5, fourth).

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Girls basketball

Vikings fall in overtime

to rival Oregon
Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

It seemed as though the

Stoughton High School
girls basketball team was
going to come away with
an opening Badger South
road victory Nov. 24 at
The Vikings (3-2 overall, 1-1 Badger South) led
by three with four seconds
left, but Panthers senior
Katie Uhl was fouled on a
3-point attempt.
Uhl hit all three free
throws, and the Vikings
found themselves on the
opposite end in overtime,
falling 64-62.
Oregon and Stoughton went back-a nd-f orth
for much of the game.
The Panthers led 20-1 8
after the first half, but the
Vikings fought back to
grab the lead in the second
But despite Stoughton
winning the rebound battle 42-2 7 and the Panthers
having 19 turnovers to the
Vikings 17, Oregon was
the team that pulled away
at the end.
Senior Kendra Halverson led Stoughton with
23 points. She was 8-f or10 from the free-throw
line and added two steals.

Senior Hannah Hobson

picked up eight points
and eight rebounds, while
junior Marissa Robson
had eight points and 14
Junior Payton Kahl finished with 15 points, five
rebounds and three steals,
and junior Jenna Gardner
scored five points and had
eight rebounds and three
Senior Cassidy Nikolai
led Oregon with 21 points,
including four 3- pointers,
while senior Leah Koopman collected 11 points
including two 3- pointers
six rebounds, three steals
and a block.
Senior Morgan Yaun
added six rebounds,
and sophomore Ellen
McCorkle had a block.
Head coach Brad Pickett
could be reached for comment by the Courier Hubs
Tuesday deadline.
Stoughton hosts nonconference Sauk Prairie at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Stoughton 67, MG 60
The Vikings traveled to
Monona Grove on Tuesday
and picked up a 67-60 win.
Stoughton knocked
down 20 free throws out of

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December 3, 2015

Courier Hub


Wrestling: Vikings will be strong on mat once again

Boys swimming

seeks continued

Continued from page 7

Fort Atkinson loses
its lone state qualifier
Keegan Foerster (40-1 1)
and sectional qualifier
Brett Dunkleberger (28-10,
fourth). But the Blackhawks
bring back sectional qualifiers seniors Cole Beavers
(22-20, fourth) and Austin
Kind (23-18); juniors Brendan Kind (26-19), Jacob
Willey (16-2 5) and Owen
Worden (2419); and sophomore Draven Sigmund (22-17).
Monroe, which wrestles
in Division 2, brings back its
lone state qualifier Traiten
Gorr (46-4, fourth) and
sectional qualifiers senior
McKenzy Foley (12-11) and
junior Cole Murray (31-16).
Stoughton travels to Fort
Atkinson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and Monroe at
Photo by Anthony Iozzo
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15.
(front, from
The Vikings host Milton at
left) are: Garrett Model, Kaleb Louis, Brandon Klein, Tristan Jenny and Tyler Dow; (back) Austin
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Though the Stoughton boys

swimming team lost five letterwinners from last season,
they return six and add another letterwinner from two years
The Vikings also inherit
a new head coach as Katie
Liebmann takes over for
Karissa Kruszewski, who is
now coach at California State
University, East Bay.
As my first year with the
boys program, its been a lot
of observation and learning,
Liebmann said. The first
two-and-a-half weeks have
been a constant learning process. Ive just been letting the
boys show me who they are,
and letting them know what
my standards are.
Ive already seen a lot of
grow from one week to the
next, and Im excited about
where were going to go from
Sophomore Chase Milliam
(distance/breastroke) highlights a solid group of returns.
Training year round, Milliam
has his sights set on breaking
Alex Deans 500-yard freestyle record (5:03) this season.
The way hes been training, that record is totally
doable for Chase, Liebmann
said. Chase wants to go
under 5 minutes and hes currently at 5:21 out of shape.
I cant wait to see what he

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Stoughton returns perhaps
its best senior class in years
led by Tristin Heisig, Ian
Trautman, Gabe Ross and
Sam Hynek.
Heisig, Trautman and Ross
will captain the squad with
Aaron Meyer and Brody
Stoughton hasnt had anyone reach the Division 2 state
meet since 2014 when Connor Sawyers (200, 100 free),
Ben Schleppenbach (100
back) and Hynek (50, 100
free) advanced.
That was the last meet in
which Hynek swam for the
The school record holder on
all three varsity relays, Hynek
is the X factor this season
after taking last season off.
His return gives the Vikings
a solid sprint free core and
should make for some exciting relays this season.
Its all about how much
hes willing to give. That will
determine how much we get
from Sam, Liebmann said.
So far, hes just a nature
leader, guys follow him and
hes already setting a good
tone for the team.
Having him back is helpful in that way first.
There are a few individual that have shared with me
in our preseason meetings
their desire to get to state this

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December 3, 2015

Courier Hub

Photos by Jeremy Jones

Senior forward James Browning (above) drives to the net against Eastside Laker forward Sam Hull
and goaltender Sean Gross; (below) Max Quale (9) and Browning celebrate the Vikings second goal
in the first period on Saturday.

Photo by Jeremy Jones

Stoughton: Vikings crush Lakers

Returning letterwinners for the Stoughton boys swimming team (front, from left) are: Isaac Eugster,
Ian trautman and Gabe Ross; (back) Ian Bormett, Tristin Heisig, Chase Milliam and Sam Hynek.

Continued from page 7

Swimming: Season starts Saturday

Lakers in the third period,

but it was too little too
late as Stoughton led 7-0
through two periods.
Freshman Carson
Roisum (seven) and junior
Daniel Howell (three) combined for 10 saves in the
win, while sophomore Sean
Goss stopped 47 in the loss.
Stoughton returns to the
ice Thursday at 7 p.m. at
home against Whitefish
Bay (1-2-0). The Vikings
drop the puck on the Badger South Conference season Friday at rival McFarland (1-0-0).

Continued from page 8

year, Liebmann said. Looking at last years qualifying
standards, that is a total possibility.
Sawyers and Hynek also
advanced to state as part of
the 200 free relay back in
2014 with Gabe Ross and
Isaac Eugster.
Hynek, Eugster and Ross
return this season.
For his part, Trautman has
the desire to reach the state
tournament in the 100 butterfly, while Heisig is gunning
for John Greenes SHS record
in the 50 free (22.0), which
has stood since 1995.
Overall as a team, Liebmann said the Vikings are
just focusing on cohesiveness,
respect and attendance with a
brand new coaching staff.
In addition to Stoughtons
return crop of talent, which
includes 12 seniors, Liebmann said the Vikings field a
large team with 25 of swimmers, which has 11 underclassmen.
We have an eager freshman class and good numbers, Liebmann said. There
is a lot of rawness to them and
a lot of work that can be done
with them, but in a positive

way. Im going to have a lot

of fun watching them grow as
swimmers and young men.
Before the Vikings can
worry about state aspirations
or school records, they must
contend with perhaps the
most difficult conference in
the state.
Stoughton reached the
award stand with top eight
finishes three events last year,
but finished last 28.5 points
behind Oregon/Belleville.
Of those that reached the
podium at conference last
year, Trautman clocked a
time of 1 minute, 71 seconds
for a team-best fifth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.
The Vikings best finish
came in the 500 freestyle
where Milliam and Adam
Fryer both reached the medal
stand and should help Stoughton out again this season.
Milliam placed sixth in
the 500 (5:25.50), while
Fryer took eighth in 5:34.38.
Schleppenbach added a seventh-place finish in the 100
backstroke in 1:00.27.
The Vikings top relay finish came via the 200 free
quartet of Adam Fryer Ross,
Heisig and Trautman, which
took sixth place in 1:38.10.
Second-ranked Monona

Grove dominated the meet,

winning six of 11 events on
its way to 529.5 points. Milton, ranked fifth in D2, finished second with 374, while
the host Blackhawks (354)
came in third. Seventh-ranked
Madison Edgewood (296)
took fourth.
Monona Grove, Milton and
Madison Edgewood expect to
once again not only be atop
the conference standings, but
the state polls as well.
Monona Grove continued
the Badgers strangle hold
on the D2 state title last year,
holding off conference rival
McFarland, which won six
consecutive state titles from
2007-12. The Silver Eagles
also took home the state title
in 2013.
Stoughton opens the season 10 a.m. Saturday morning
for a relay meet at Janesville
Craig. The Vikings continue
their season at the Badger
South Relay meet in Fort
Atkinson at 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 8. They follow that up
at the Milton Invitational at 6
p.m. Friday.
Stoughton finally gets into
the Badger South schedule at
6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at
home against Madison Edgewood.

Girls hockey

Icebergs buried by early goals in Badger

Conference debut against Rock County Fury
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

The Icebergs girls hockey co-op dropped the puck

on the Badger Conference
season Nov. 24 inside
Beloits Edward Ice Arena.
Despite continuing to
show signs of improvement, the Icebergs skeleton roster lost as the Rock
County Fury ushered in the
Dave Soddy era with an
8-1 victory.
Fury senior Alyx Richards had two goals and two
assists in the game. The
Fury had sixdifferent goal
scorers in the game four
in the first period alone
as Maggy Henschler, Richards, Danielle Heitsman
and Anne Runde found

the back of the net to give

Beloit a 4-0 lead after one
The second period saw
two more goals scored
asRiley Burke and Kayla
Kaufman scored to make it
The Icebergs (0-4-0
overall, 0-1-0 conference)
played better in the second period, getting on the
board thanks to Samantha
Eyers. Fury goalie Molly
Gross made the initial stop
only to watch the puck end
up squeezing by her and
rolling into the net.
Icebergs center Ariah
Koratko assisted on the
Richards stemmed any
possible Iceberg momentum and pounded home
a pair of goals for the

8-1 score after two periods.

Both teams threatened
in the third period but
could get nothing but iron
as a few shots rang off the
posts for both teams.
McKenzie Nisius
stopped 20-of-28 shots
on goal for the Icebergs,
including nine saves in the
first period and seven in
the third.
Molly Gross (13) and
McKaylie Bueschler (four)
combined for 17 total
saves for the Fury.
The Icebergs host their
first game of the season
on Saturday against the
conference rival Viroqua
Blackhawks (0-1-0). Viroqua finished 0-19-0 overall
last season.

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40 attempts, capitalizing
on the Silver Eagles 27
Robson led the way
with 15 points and was
7-for-9 from the freethrow line.
The Vikings outscored
MG 39-27 in the second
half after trailing by five
at halftime.
Freshman guard McKenna Warnock scored 21
points to lead the Silver
Eagles (3-1, 1-1)..

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Rouse: Self-published author uses friends, family for inspiration in books

Council: One

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She turned to a traditional folk

tale for If You Want to Come
Along with a twist. Rouse had
a friend who wanted an elkhound
So instead of the magic goose,
we had the magic elkhound, she
said with a laugh. There were little
things like that we kind of tweaked.
I always loved that story because it
was fun to act out with the kids at
Another book, Ole Mackerel!
was loosely based on Rouses
dad and one of his longtime pals.
It revolves around two old Norwegian bachelors who spend the
winter planning for their big fishing date, and when the time comes,
they go out and catch lots of fish.
I thought, We have to make
this funny, so they catch more fish
than the boat can hold and it starts
to sink, Rouse recounted, and
by the time they get back to shore,
they have one fish in the boat.

Latest book
Rouse wrote her latest book,
Crooked Candy Canes because
shed always wanted to write a
Christmas story, she said.
The 32-page book tells of Santas
sleigh getting stuck in the snow and
ice at the North Pole as he was about
to depart for his annual gift giving.
He gets mad and says, Oh,
crooked candy canes! Rouse
revealed. Then he uses different
exclamations, like red lettuce, or
Its been snowing for weeks, and
the elves have been shoveling and
working hard, Rouse said. Everybodys cranky, the sleigh is stuck,
and there are three Oles who are
trying hard to free Santas sleigh.
They still cant get it, and then
theres this little helper, a little
girl, who has this idea, Rouse
recounted. She says the tundras

Also a publisher
As Rouse was completing her
first book, she decided to create
her own publishing company to
self-publish her books.
She chose to self-publish
because if I turned the stories
over to someone else and had
someone else do the illustrations, Id know I didnt get
everything I wanted the way I
wanted them, she explained.
You always have these pictures in your mind, and you
would lose all control over that
part of it.
She had fun coming up with a
name for the publishing company, and settled on Pickled Herring Press.
Her childhood friend and
sometimes illustrator, Susan
Hanson, illustrated the logo, as
well as doing the art for three of
her books.
Two of Rouses nieces,
Mya and Maren Everson, have
also illustrated a couple of her
books. Maren did the art for
Crooked Candy Canes.
My niece and I were talking
about it, and she wanted to illustrate it, Rouse said.
Bill Livick
been frozen and we seem to have
lost our Christmas spirit, because
everybodys been working so hard
and have become crabby. Weve
kind of forgotten what Christmas is
all about.
The characters suggest to Santa
that they all take a minute and think
about whats really important, like
being with family and friends, and
remembering that theyre celebrating Christs birthday.
So once they start settling down
and remembering what Christmas
is all about, a warm Christmas

Continued from page 1

Photo by Kate Newton

Jacobsen is pictured with several of her childrens books.

Where to buy

Jacobsens books

Annie Jacobsens new

book, Crooked Candy
Canes, is on sale at the
Nordic Nook and in the
Stoughton Hospital gift shop.

Crooked Candy Canes

The Terrible Troll Cat
Ivar the Short, but Brave
Hang On if You Want to
Come Along
The Tale of the Trolls
Ole Mackerel!
If You Want to Come

breeze comes and melts all the ice

under the sleigh, Rouse explained.
In the book, I used my husbands and my brother-in-laws
names in place of the reindeers
names, she added. So I have a
little fun with them, too.

Van Buren and Harrison

A sidewalk exists on the
south side of Clyde Street
in the first block of the
project, from Van Buren to
Harrison streets. That sidewalk will remain but might
have to be rebuilt.
Streets superintendent
Karl Manthe said it would
be evaluated and replaced if
There is also intermittent
sidewalk on the north side in
the remaining three blocks
between Harrison and Madison streets. That could be
replaced, along with adding
new sidewalk so the entire
stretch has a walkway.
Having sidewalk for three
blocks on the north and
one block on the south will
meet the needs of pedestrians, including kids going
to St. Anns School on the
south side of Clyde Street,
Manthe explained.

Snow, cost
Manthe noted that having
sidewalk on only one side
of Clyde Street would also
allow for a wider terrace,
which will be helpful for
snow storage when the city
plows the street.
If they put sidewalk on
both sides, you would have
a very narrow terrace area,
Manthe said. In the wintertime for plowing, it would
mean very limited storage
space for snow.
The cost for installing
sidewalk on only one side
is estimated at $54,000,
compared to the estimated
$164,000 it would cost
to have sidewalk on both
sides. Building it on both
sides would also create the
need for retaining walls to
be built on several properties because of steep slopes
on the street and adjacent
The Public Works committee on Nov. 17 unanimously recommended the
less expensive plan, and the
council approved it Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Ald. Tom Majewski (D-3)
introduced the resolution
and said the goal is to try
to minimize the impact to
homeowners and still have a
safe passageway for school
children to get to St. Anns.
Planning director Rodney Scheel told the council
homeowners affected by
the work would be notified
as part of the citys special
assessment process. He said
if the assessment amount
exceeds $1,500 for an individual property, the owner
would be allowed to pay it
in 10 annual installments.

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