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Transgender
policy passes

Zoning optout takes


first step

In place no sooner
than second semester
SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Transgender students in the


Verona Area School District
will soon have the ability to
use the bathroom and locker
rooms of their gender identity.
That is the most high profile among several other protections the school board
approved in creating a transgender policy Monday night.
While it will take time to
fully implement, including
training staff on the policy
and related support plans,
the board voted unanimously
to approve Monday. Board
member Tom Duerst, who
had expressed opposition to
the policy in past meetings,
was not in attendance.
This looks really comprehensive, and I think it looks
great, said Meredith Stier-Christensen.
The policy governs much
beyond bathrooms and locker rooms, outlining student
privacy and confidentiality
issues, participation in sports
and dress codes.
Approval comes more than
a year after an ad hoc committee of board members,
parents, community members
and students began to discuss a topic that has caused
controversy and confusion
nationwide.
Even now, theres not much
clarity for the district on how
to protect itself legally.
I can continue to have
feelings that the main thing I

Residents will make


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want to accomplish is that we
dont get sued, said board
president Dennis Beres. It
is increasingly obvious its
impossible to assure that.
A lawyer who visited the
district in June to discuss its
draft policy said as much,
calling it a tipping point
on transgender issues and
explaining that the district
was open to legal action if it
had a policy or if it chose to
not have a policy.
After discussing the policy
at five meetings already this
fall and asking for language
cleanup, a new support plan
and other features, board
members finally felt comfortable voting on the plan Monday.
After making a few more
changes, that is.
The biggest discussion
was about language added to
the policy at the last meeting
in September, which stated,
Persons asserting a non-conforming gender identity for
an improper or unlawful purpose will be subject to school
discipline and/or referral to
law enforcement.
Russell King made clear
at the last meeting he was
uncomfortable with the language, and he reasserted that
Monday night, saying it was

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The Town of Verona took


the first step toward opting
out of Dane County zoning last week, but there are
plenty of steps left before
it could become official
including a public vote.
The Town Board unanimously voted Oct. 4 to send
a letter of intent to other
towns and county officials
about the opt-out, which
comes after a change in
state law earlier this year
allowed for the consideration. County zoning currently restricts much development, including most
land divisions with fewer
than 35 acres.
Town administrator/planner Amanda Arnold told
the Press board members
wanted to be able to give
the citizens a chance to be
involved in this decision.
To not issue the letter of
intent would be to not
have a public process about
it, she said. A town can
issue a letter of intent and

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Photo by Scott Girard

As the seasons turn

Ann Moroney, not pictured, spins Hannah Kostohryz, 3,


of Madison, during a polka dance at the Verona Public
Librarys Autumn Color Ball Sunday, Oct. 9. The event,
featuring dancing, crafts and autumn decorations all
around, raised money for the librarys endowment fund.

Referendum information sessions Oct. 17, 18


SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

The Verona Area School District


hopes to help residents as they prepare to fill out a survey outlining
options for a potential April 2017
referendum.
District officials will hold two
informational sessions before the

survey arrives in mailboxes around


Oct. 21. The first session, at Badger Ridge Middle School, will be
Monday, Oct. 17, at 6p.m. The
second will be the following night,
Oct. 18, at 6p.m. at Savanna Oaks
Middle School.
The sessions will offer deeper background on the options the
board is considering, including
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cost, project scope and tax impact.


Much of that information will be
included on the survey, but the
community presentations will offer
more detail and present an opportunity to ask questions before having to fill out the survey.
The school board began

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If You Go
What: Referendum information
sessions
When: 6p.m. Oct. 17, 18
Where: Badger Ridge Middle
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Info: verona.k12.wi.us

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City of Verona

PB bridge design stands pat


JIM FEROLIE

In brief

Verona Press editor

The city apparently will not take a suggestion to build a refuge island in the middle
of a soon-to-be-rebuilt bridge that crosses
Old PB at the Military Ridge State Trail.
The crossing has drawn attention recently
because of motorists suddenly stopping at
the path when bicyclists and pedestrians are
waiting to cross. The city, town and Dane
County Sheriffs Office worked together this
summer to reduce the speed limit to 35 mph
all along the road and increase the visibility
of the crossing and sign warnings, but concerns remain.
One suggestion made by the state Department of Natural Resources was the that when
the city and town jointly replace two bridges
along Old PB, they widen the road and place
the island to allow pedestrians and bicyclists
to stop between lanes. However, neither the
town nor the DNR offered to contribute to
the additional cost estimated at up to
$125,000 because the DOTs 80 percent
share of the cost also would not contribute to
a wider bridge.
Public works committee chair Ald. Evan
Touchett (Dist. 4) explained Monday that the
committee evaluated multiple options and
put a lot of public safety thought into the
crossing but unanimously decided against the
suggestion.
We looked at the total cost, looked at a
lot of the design options, he explained. We
also looked at placing signals and recognized that also creates some additional safety

PD purchases

Photo by Jim Ferolie

An additional set of signs on Old PB set back from the Military Ridge State Trail features an
upside-down caution sign with an exclamation point to alert drivers of potential crossings.
hazards on this road.
Ald. Luke Diaz (D-1), another member of
the committee, said cost wasnt even a factor for him, but he wasnt convinced a refuge
island would have been any safer.
Public works director Theran Jacobson
explained that a refuge island between the
two lanes will create stop conditions in
either lane, which is the original problem.
If this was a four-lane road, it would be a
completely different discussion, he said.
A flashing light, Jacobson said, would create similar risk. But he hoped other efforts,
such as clearing away brush and adding more

signs, should help reduce safety concerns


and the new bridge will reduce it further.
The proposal to add the widened road into
the in-progress design did not get any support
from the council, which did not vote because
the motion did not get a second.
The new bridge, the northernmost of the
two being replaced, will be about 35 feet
wide from pavement edge to pavement edge,
Jacobson said, about 10 feet wider than it is
currently. It is expected to open in 2018.

Amber Levenhagen has


joined the staff of Unified
Newspaper Group.
A Sheboygan native, Levenhagen moved to Madison
after she graduated from
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May
2016.
She previously was a
photography
editor and
staff writer
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Whitewaters student
newspaper, and freelanced
for Southern Lakes Press
as a photographer. She was
also a photographer for
UW-Whitewater.
Levenhagen joins UNG
in a new position as a third
community reporter. She
and the other two community reporters, Samantha
Christian and Kate Newton, will now focus in on

our communities, helping to


solidify our presence in each.
Levenhagen will focus
on Stoughton and Oregon,
while Christian will focus
on Oregon and Fitchburg
and Newton will spend
most of her time in Verona
and Fitchburg.
Scott Girard will oversee the community reporting staff. Girard, who has
been covering business, the
Verona Area School District
and Fitchburg government
for the past three years at
UNG, has been promoted to
assistant editor.
Levenhagen can
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in closed session Monday.
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were still seeking a suspect in the shooting, which
occurred around 12:40p.m.
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A VASD email alerted
parents shortly after the
incident.
We immediately alerted
the number of families who
had elementary students on
bus routes affected by that
area that their bus would
be held at their school for
a period of time until that
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The city approved agreements to purchase right-of-way for the new County
Hwy. PD/Northern Lights intersection,
with three parties after going into closed
session to discuss two of them. The city
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acres of temporary or permanent easement for construction for a price that was
not announced.
Multiple city staffers did not respond
to requests for the price agreed to Tuesday.
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Letters to the editor

VAIS experience has been highly positive


My wife and I have two children enrolled in the Verona Area
International School (VAIS), a
50/50 Chinese language immersion school. I have been surprised
to hear of recent concerns regarding the schools ability to support
struggling learners. Our childrens experience with the school
have been highly positive.
Both children are adopted from
China. English was not the first
language for either child and
the school has been proactive in
reaching out to identify needs/
options for support. In addition,
our younger child has a repaired
cleft lip/palate as well as a sensory processing disorder. VAIS has
helped facilitate and participate
in discussions with VASD speech

and language pathologists to


discuss observations, needs and
identify options. Despite these
challenges, our younger child
is also doing well in the school.
The VAIS has been helpful and
responsive in these areas.
It was our hope to pass on
to our children the gift of their
native language. This is now possible through the foresight of a
school like VAIS. The U.S. State
Department has designated Chinese as one of 14 critical need
languages. VAIS is ahead of its
time in offering 50/50 Chinese
immersion.
Kurt Hermsen,
VAIS parent

Walker expose should be a wake-up call


The recently-published Guardian expose featuring documents
on Scott Walkers recall campaign
are stunning. The documents
bring pay-to-play politics into
razor-sharp focus, as well as the
integrity of those who hold power
in Wisconsin. The publication
of these documents is a gift to
democracy, if the electorate
chooses to pay attention and act.
The documents show that
Scott Walker solicited millions
of dollars for his campaign, funneling funds through a shadow
organization, Wisconsin Club
for Growth. From their coffers,
funds were distributed through a
web of 12 dark money groups. All
efforts were coordinated to prop
up Walker, Republican Senators
and a sympathetic Wisconsin
Supreme Court.
From the gifted donations,
legislative favors flowed. An

out-of-state lead magnate was


given immunity from childrens
health litigation. A payday loan
company in Texas received
beneficial industry legislation.
A construction supply company
garnered tax breaks and environmental deregulation. A mining
company from Florida purchased
a beneficial mining bill with their
donation. Suffer the children.
Suffer our environment. Suffer
democracy!
This story serves as an indictment of those involved for illegal
coordination. It also needs to
serve as a wake-up call to the
electorate. Those in power are
not working on your behalf, but
on the behalf of wealthy donors.
Moneyed interest has poisoned
the political well.
Tim White,
Town of Springdale

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Community Voices

The Battle of the


Bride-to-Be

he term Bridezilla was


coined to refer to that batty
broad who cries over the
candles not smelling enough like
jasmine, spits out the food she
herself specially picked out six
months earlier and demands that
the universe dance around Her
Lacey White (be)Highness, all
in the name
of love. But
what do we
call the people
who resist the
spending spree
on steroids and
the general
overzealousness
of the American
Dresser
matrimony?
Because lately,
Ive been feeling kind of crazy too.
Ive returned home from abroad
in order to have a few beers in
honor of this really cool dude that
Ive been hanging out with for
about seven years now, and yet
this simple request has somehow
turned me into a different breed of
monster. I bite someones head off
at the mere whisper of the word
wedding, I roll my eyes when
people gush in excitement about
My Big Day, and find myself proclaiming in exasperation: There
will be no jasmine candles! No
chandeliers! Take all those decorations back, Mom!
The struggle has been such that
I am actually starting to think that
planning a wedding might have
been easier than resisting one. For
example, my fianc is from Argentina, and we tried to explain to his
parents that we were just going
to sign a paper. No big deal. The
next time we came to see them, we
could sign the paper again for their
viewing pleasure.
They said no. Absolutely not.
They want to see us sign The First
Paper. I guess they see it as a kind
of Declaration of Dependence.
So theyre coming. I tried to warn
them about Wisconsin: the stench
of cow manure, Scott Walker
and the deadly fall snowstorms,

particularly prevalent around the


date of the event, but they doubled
down and bought their tickets.
Were losing this war something
fierce.
Recently, I found myself
sprawled across the floor at Joann
Fabrics, paralyzed with fear over
making the wrong choice between
violet dream and periwinkle
blue. I dont know what came
over me, but thankfully my best
friend Lindsey was there to knock
me out of my stupor.
There are millions of people
without access to affordable health
care, she said. Youre worried
about the color of your dress?
Exactly. I have outrun tornadoes. I have pulled fishing hooks
out of my hand. I have survived
epic college hangovers and black
ice face-plants. These proverbial
gold stars were not earned only to
have my knees buckle at the measly Battle of Fabric Choice.
Yet there I was for a brief
moment discombobulated by the
thought of potentially crossing the
frontline of some imaginary color
scheme.
I dont know how I got to this
point of resistance, but I am sure
as heck not backing down, no matter how outnumbered we are. And
we are really, really outnumbered.
Basically, its just me, Lindsey,
my fianc and my parents. Even
so, my parents are more like reluctant flag-bearers. They know their
daughters cause is a dying one
and they actually want to celebrate
my happiness to the fullest, so
they are secretly sending supplies
to the other side.
Lindsey well, Lindsey is a
fantastic soldier. She is basically
brainwashed. Our friends will
ask her, So what are you going
to wear to the wedding? and
shell fire back with the cannons.
Its NOT a wedding. Dont you
ever use that word again! And I
think Ill wear my pajamas. They
dont make soldiers like her these
days. I will not embarrass her on
the battlefield with some sissy

title like Maid of Honor. She will


be my decorated five-star general.
In pajamas.
Late at night, when we sit
around the trenches and talk
about all the silly wedding preconceptions that we avoided that
day, Lindsey insists that were
not alone. There are lots of folks
nowadays that do coffee and
cake parties instead of fullblown weddings, she says, but to
be honest, Ive never met any of
these people.
So if youre out there, please
come and enlist in my wedding
because morale is low. If reinforcements dont arrive soon, I
may plead insanity: whatever it
takes to keep the costs down and
the excitement at a reasonable
decibel.
Fortunately, we still cling to
hope. The other day I walked into
Just For You consignment shop,
and there was Beverly Hamilton,
the same wonderful seamstress
who helped me with my homecoming and prom dresses many
years ago. I asked her if she could
make my wedding dress look
less like a wedding dress. I was
half-expecting a fight, but Bev
didnt bat an eyelash. OK, we
can do that, she said. And its
gonna look great.
So when its all said and done,
we may lose a few battles, but I
think well win this war.
I dont fault anyone for getting
excited about a wedding celebration we must cherish every
precious moment that life gives
us but I do think we can re-evaluate our expectations. Keep it
simple. Itll be a beautiful day,
surrounded by beautiful people,
and Bridezilla will never be seen
again.
Ashley is a Verona native and
a full-time traveler. If you would
like to read more about her
adventures, check out her bilingual blog at elbigmonday.com.

Correction
Due to an editing oversight and new information after the Press deadline, an incorrect tax number
appeared in last weeks story on the Verona Area School District referendum survey. The tax impact of the
base plan will be $23 per $100,000 of property, not $62. The Press regrets the error.

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October 13, 2016

Many budget choices to sort through


What: Finance committee budget
meetings
When: 6:15p.m. Oct. 17 and possibly 7p.m. Oct. 19
Where: Verona City Center, 111
Lincoln St., rear conference room

hiring an assistant chief who can act


as a mechanic.
Thats one of the positions thats
being justified through cost-savings
that partially offset their value; others
were presented under the premise that
they could bring about new revenue.
Some were simply catching up with
growth and taking advantage of a rare Email Verona Press editor Jim Ferolie
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opportunity to put department goals

Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 22 at police department


Verona residents can
safely dispose of unused
prescription and over-thecounter drugs by participating in a local Drug Take
Back Day next week.
Part of a national initiative
to help reduce access to prescription painkillers and other commonly abused drugs,
the take-back event will run
from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Verona
Police Department, 111 Lincoln St.
According to a news
release from Wisconsin
Attorney General Brad
Schimel, 70 percent of
people who are addicted
to prescription opioids got
their first pills improperly from a family member or
friend. The release added

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When: 10a.m. to 2p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22
Where: Verona Police
Department, 111 Lincoln
St.
Info: 845-7623

that narcotic painkillers


contribute to more deaths
than heroin and cocaine
combined.
With more than 163,000
Wisconsinites addicted to
prescription opioids, we all
have a role in preventing that
number from increasing,

Schimel wrote in the release.


Items accepted at the
event include prescription
(controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments,
patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials
and pet medications. However, participants should not
bring illegal drugs, needles/
sharps, acids, aerosol cans,
bio-hazardous materials
(anything containing bodily fluid or blood), personal
care products, household
hazardous waste or mercury
thermometers.
Participants can dispose
of solid, non-liquid medication by removing them from
their containers and placing
them directly into a disposal box or a clear, sealable

plastic bag. Plastic pill containers will not be collected,


but blister packages without the medications being
removed are acceptable.
Liquids will be accepted, as
well, but liquids, creams and
sprays must be in their original packaging.
Schimel urged Wisconsin residents to play a role
in solving this epidemic
by using prescriptions only
as prescribed to them, storing prescriptions securely
and properly disposing of
unused prescriptions.
For information, visit
DoseOfRealityWI.gov or
contact the Verona Police
Department at 845-7623.
Kate Newton

Unified Newspaper Group

Last-minute information
that has lowered projected
tax increases for a Verona
Area School District referendum led officials to delay
printing of the community
survey last week.
District residents now
wont receive the surveys
until around Oct. 21 one
week later than planned.
District officials therefore
delayed the deadline for the
survey to Nov. 7, one week
later than the original Oct. 31
date.
The most significant information that needed updating

Take the survey


Printed surveys will be mailed to all homes in the Verona Area School District. To answer it online, visit Survey2000.com and follow the instructions that will come
with the survey.
The deadline is Nov. 7.
was the changes in property tax rate estimates for the
different proposals because
of an increase in the tax base
valuation. That lowered the
projected mill rates, in some
cases significantly, which
district officials expect to
heavily factor into respondents willingness to support
a referendum.
The tax increase for the
base plan, a new high school,
for example, went from $62

for each $100,000 of a homes


value in the original survey to
$23 in the new version.
The numbers in the original survey had been based
on an estimated 19.9 percent
increase in the tax base, but
the actual numbers came in
Tuesday, Oct. 4, at a valuation jump of 23.5 percent.
The survey will measure
district residents support
for two main options: a new
2,200-student high school

or that new high school plus


a new elementary school. It
also asks how residents feel
about no longer using the
Sugar Creek Elementary and
New Century School buildings, as well as three amenities at the potential new
high school: an auditorium,
outdoor athletic competition
fields and a swimming pool.
The school board is expected to host a Nov. 14 meeting at Badger Ridge Middle
School to review the results of
the survey with any members
of the public interested.
To get a referendum on the
April 2017 ballot as currently
planned, the board will have
to approve a ballot question
by late January.
Contact Scott Girard at
ungreporter@wcinet.com
and follow him on Twitter
@sgirard9.

Meetings: Residents can take survey by paper, online


Continued from page 1
exploring a potential 2017 referendum as far back as late 2015, when it
hired consultants for the project timeline. In the spring, the district held
community input sessions that helped
narrow the options they would consider.
In late summer, the board settled on

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probably sooner.
What goes inside and
what happens to the landscaping and grounds of
the building remains to
be seen. But whatever it
is, Rost told the Press his
goal is to make sure its
the best possible thing for
Veronas downtown.
I wa n t t o h e l p g e t
some more vibrancy
down there, he said. Its
not hard to find tenants,
its hard to find the right
tenant.
Rost told the Press last
month hell start with the
roof, windows, anything
related to water leakage
and some of the masonry.
That will allow work to
continue through the winter on the interior.

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Verona Area School District

New tax projections


cause district to halt
printing

The city closed its deal


last week to sell the historic Matts house for $1.
City administrator
Jeff Mikorski made that
announcement Monday
during the Common Councils regular meeting.
Local rehabilitation
specialist Troy Rost had
persuaded alders to sell
him the property earlier
this year so he can rebuild
it and preserve its historic character, months
after other residents and
the Verona Area Historical Society persuaded
the council not to tear the
building down.
The city approved a
d eve l o p e r c o n t r a c t i n
August, and Rost told the
Press last month he would
have the building finished
within 18 months and

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With money flowing and available
at unprecedented levels because of
the closure of the Epic tax-increment
financing district and overall continued growth, departments have been
encouraged to come up with options
for alders to consider.
And they have.
Nearly every department has proposed some sort of additional staffing
or major capital outlay, from an executive assistant in the police department and a second planner to a massive rebuilding of Firemans Park that
would feature a splash pad.
Even the fire department, which finished reorganizing its staff last year
with the new station, has suggested

into the consciousness of alders.


The Finance committee is planning
two days next week to discuss the various options. It plans to get a budget
recommendation to publication and
to the full council a week earlier than
normal to allow alders to sort out their
own priorities and propose amendments.
Normally, the council budget presentation is the week of Thanksgiving, with adoption after the public
hearing the following Monday. This
year, the budget presentation and public hearing are scheduled for Nov. 14,
with adoption possible that night but
possible discussion of amendments
Nov. 21 (during a no-action committee-of-the-whole meeting) and adoption Nov. 28.

including a new high school building


in the referendum. The question they
now have to decide is how many amenities to include with it, and whether
to construct a new elementary school
at the same time.
The referendum will likely be for
at least $153.4 million, and could be
as high as $214 million. There will
also likely be a separate referendum

question to cover operating costs at a


new school or schools.
Residents can take the survey on
paper or online before the Nov. 7
deadline.
Contact Scott Girard at ungreporter@wcinet.com and follow him on
Twitter @sgirard9.

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Churches

Recreation opportunities
The Verona Recreation Department
is seeking players for several winter
adult sports leagues (coed and womens
volleyball and mens basketball); those
interested should contact Ali at ali.
tackett@ci.verona.wi.us or 497-2070.
All volleyball leagues start the week
of Nov. 7, and mens basketball starts
Nov. 2. For information on additional
classes and leagues, or to register, visit
activityreg.com and click on Wisconsin.

Wine and Dine

University Woods marketing director


Beth Johnson at 230-4487.

Breast cancer fundraiser


Sweat for an important cause breast
cancer research during Reps for Racks
from 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at PFD
CrossFit, 225 Bruce St. Registration
includes an event T-shirt, pizza and local
beer when you finish, and all proceeds
go to breast cancer research. The team
workout will be for all fitness levels in
teams of two (one partner at a time, splitting reps however you see fit): Run 800
meters; 50 deadlifts (185/95); 100 ball
slams (30/20); 50 burpees; and another
800-meter run. Partners will be selected
for those who dont have one. Warm-up
starts at 6 p.m., with waves starting at
7:15 p.m. and concluding at 8.
For information or to register, visit
pfdcrossfit.com.

Join the Verona Area Chamber of


Commerce for an evening of spirits,
hors doeuvres, live music and more
during Wine and Dine in Verona from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 515
W. Verona Ave. All proceeds benefit the
Badger Prairie Needs Network. Tickets
are $25 and available at veronawi.com. Online store class
For information, or to volunteer, contact
Learn how to create an online store
Le Jordan at 845-5777.
and reach potential buyers all over the
world from 7-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17,
Assisted Living 101
at the library. Reference librarian Mark
Learn about senior living options and Cullen will describe the capabilities
health care in the area with a focus on of the popular online stores Etsy and
assisted living and memory care from eBay, as well as provide tips for pho6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the tographing objects to display on your
VASD Administration Building con- store website. Registration is required.
ference room, 700 North Main St. For For information or to register, call 845information, contact Oakwood Village 7180.

Writing discussion
Wisconsin author and journalist Doug
Moe will recap his favorite columns and
recall stories from his 40-year career
during Stories Behind the Stories from
7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the library.
Books will be available for sale and
signing. For information, call 845-7180.

Birthday, anniversary party


Join the senior center for the October
birthday and anniversary party beginning
at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Lunch will
be served at 11:45 and live entertainment
provided by harmonica player DeWayne
Keys will begin at 12:30 p.m. Keys will
play old, familiar tunes and tell jokes
during his Harmonica Hour program.
Lunch reservations are due by noon on
Thursday, Oct. 20. For information or to
make a reservation, call 845-7471.

Language development
Learn how to enhance your childs
language skills through reading during a
Halloween-themed Child Development
Storytime from 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday,
Oct. 20, at the library. Attendees can ask
questions about their childs development during this storytime, led by therapists from Communication Innovations
Pediatric Therapy Services. It is geared
toward all ages and their caregivers. For
information, call 845-7180.

Community calendar
Thursday, October 13

4 p.m., Anime and Manga Club


(grades 6-12), library, 845-7180
6:30-8:30 p.m., Assisted Living
101 program, library, 230-4487

Friday, October 14

6-9:30 p.m., Reps for Racks fundraiser for breast cancer research
(registration required), PFD CrossFit, 225 Bruce St., pfdcrossfit.com
7 p.m., Soul Purpose, Tuvalu

Saturday, October 15

9 a.m. to noon, USRWA volunteer


work day harvest prairie seeds,
spray invasives, 2517 Country View
Road, usrwa.org
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Prairie Kitchen free community meal, BPNN,
bpnn.org
7 p.m., Rachel and Alan, Tuvalu

Monday, October 17

11 a.m. to noon, Accordion performance with Patricia Stone (lunch


served at 11:45; reservations
required by Oct. 16), senior center,
845-7471

1-3 p.m., Acrylic painting workshop ($10; register by Oct. 16),


senior center, 845-7471
6:30-8:30 p.m., Adult Coloring
Club, library, 845-7180
7-8 p.m., Creating an Online
Store class (registration required),
library, 845-7180

Tuesday, October 18

9:30-10:15 p.m., Grow into Spanish with Maestra Marti (ages 8 and
under), library, 845-7180
10 a.m., Long-term care program,
senior center, 845-7471
12:30 p.m., Card making with
Katie ($10; RSVP by Oct. 17),
senior center, 845-7471
6:30-7:30 p.m., Staying Vital
support group (registration requested; repeats every third Tuesday),
senior center, 845-7471
7-8 p.m., Stories Behind the Stories program with author and journalist Doug Moe, library, 845-7180

Wednesday, October 19

4-6 p.m., Job Connect free work-

shop, library, worksmartnetwork.org


4:30 p.m., Tech Time with Tim
(30-minute appointments available),
senior center, 845-7471
6:30-8 p.m., Getting to Know
Medicare discussion, library, 8457180

Thursday, October 20

10:30-11 a.m., Child Development Storytime: Fall and Halloween with Communication Innovations Pediatric Therapy Services,
library, 845-7180
4-5:30 p.m., Teen Gaming (ages
11-18), library, 845-7180
7:30 p.m., Verona Area Community Theater presents Billy Elliot: The
Musical ($15 general admission,
$10 seniors/children), Verona Area
High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., vact.org

Friday, October 21

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Birthday


and anniversary party (reservations
required), senior center, 845-7471
7 p.m., Common Chord, Tuvalu

Whats on VHAT-98
Thursday, October 13
7 a.m. Yogi Berra at Senior
Center
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
2 p.m. Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
5 p.m. Larry Bird at Senior
Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Plant Blindness at
Senior Center
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Scams Presentation
10 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
Friday, October 14
7 a.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
1 p.m. Scams Presentation
3 p.m. Frank James at
Senior Center
4 p.m. Larry Bird
5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
8:30 p.m. Scams
Presentation
10 p.m. Yogi Berra at
Senior Center
11 p.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
Saturday, October 15
8 a.m. Common Council

from Oct. 10
11 a.m. Frank James at
Senior Center
1 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
4:30 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from Oct. 10
9 p.m. Frank James
10 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
Sunday, October 16
7 a.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
9 a.m. Resurrection Church
10 a.m. Salem Church
Service
Noon Common Council
from Oct. 10
3 p.m. Frank James at
Senior Center
4:30 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
6 p.m. Common Council
from Oct. 10
9 p.m. Frank James
10 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
11 p.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
Monday, October 17
7 a.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
1 p.m. Scams Presentation
3 p.m. Frank James at
Senior Center

4 p.m. Larry Bird at Senior


Center
5 p.m. 2014 Wildcats
Football
9 p.m. Hindu Cultural Hour
10 p.m. Yogi Berra
11 p.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
Tuesday, October 18
7 a.m. Yogi Berra
10 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
2 p.m. - Zumba Gold
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
5 p.m. Larry Bird at Senior
Center
6 p.m. Resurrection
Church
8 p.m. Plant Blindness
9 p.m. Scams Presentation
10 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society
Wednesday, October 19
7 a.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
1 p.m. Scams Presentation
3 p.m. Frank James at
Senior Center
5 p.m. Common Council
from Oct. 10
7 p.m. Capital City Band
8 p.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
10 p.m. Yogi Berra

11 p.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
Thursday, October 20
7 a.m. Yogi Berra
8 a.m.- Zumba Gold
9 a.m. Daily Exercise
10 a.m. Barbershop
Quartet at Senior Center
3 p.m. Daily Exercise
4 p.m. Volunteer
Appreciation at Senior Center
5 p.m. Larry Bird at Senior
Center
6 p.m. Salem Church
Service
7 p.m. Plant Blindness
8 p.m. Daily Exercise
9 p.m. Scams Presentation
10 p.m. Farm Toys at
Historical Society

All Saints Lutheran Church


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

(608) 845-6613
stchristopherverona.com
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,
Verona
Daily Mass, Tuesday-Saturday: 8
a.m., St. Andrew, Verona

The Church in Fitchburg


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

St. James Lutheran Church


ELCA
427 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-6922
stjamesverona.org
Pastors Kurt M. Billings and Peter
Narum
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.

The Church in Verona


Verona Business Center
535 Half Mile Rd. #7, Verona
(608) 271-2811
livelifetogether.com
Sunday: 9 a.m.
Fitchburg Memorial UCC
5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg
(608) 273-1008
memorialucc.org
Pastor Phil Haslanger
Sunday: 8:15 and 10 a.m.
Good Shephard Lutheran Church
ECLA
(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.
Damascus Road Church West
The Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St., Verona
(608) 819-6451
info@damascusroadchurch.com,
damascusroadonline.org
Pastor Justin Burge
Sunday: 10 a.m.
Memorial Baptist Church
201 S. Main St., Verona
(608) 845-7125
MBCverona.org
Lead Pastor Jeremy Scott
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Redeemer Bible Fellowship
130 N. Franklin St., Verona
(608)848-1836
redeemerbiblefellowship.org
Pastor Dwight R. Wise
Sunday: 10 a.m. family worship
Resurrection Lutheran Church
WELS
6705 Wesner Rd., Verona
(608) 848-4965
rlcverona.org
Pastor Nathan Strutz and Assistant
Pastor Benjamin Phelps
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.
St. Christopher Catholic Parish
St. Andrew Church
301 N. Main St., Verona
St. William Church
1371 Hwy. PB, Paoli

Salem United Church of Christ


502 Mark Dr., Verona
(608) 845-7315
salemchurchverona.org
Rev. Dr. Mark E. Yurs, Pastor
Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry
Sunday School: 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:15 a.m.
Fellowship Hour: 11:30 a.m.
Springdale Lutheran Church
ECLA
2752 Town Hall Rd. (off Hwy ID),
Mount Horeb
(608) 437-3493
springdalelutheran.org
Pastor Jeff Jacobs
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. with communion
Sugar River United Methodist
Church
415 W. Verona Ave., Verona
(608) 845-5855
sugar.river@sugarriverumc.org,
sugarriverumc.org
Pastor Gary Holmes
9 & 10:30 a.m. contemporary
worship.
Sunday School available during worship. Refreshments and fellowship are
between services.
West Madison Bible Church
2920 Hwy. M, Verona
(608) 845-9518
www.wmbiblechurch.org
Pastor Dan Kukasky Jr.
Sunday Worship: 9:15 a.m.
Sunday School: 10:45 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of Christ
Hwy. 92 & G, Mount Vernon
(608) 832-6677
Pastor Brad Brookins
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
Zwingli United Church of Christ
Hwy. 69 & PB, Paoli
(608)845-5641
Rev. Sara Thiessen
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. family worship

Whistle While You Work


Music is truly a universal language. We dont need
to understand the lyrics to know whether a song is
happy or sad because the music literally speaks the
language of our souls, pulling our heartstrings or
uplifting our spirits in the process. It is amazing how
readily our spirits can be moved by music. Armies
have harnessed the power of music for centuries with
marching music and fight songs, and we all know
the power of music to make us weep. Under the right
circumstances, a sad song will move everybody to
tears. One of the more potent uses of music is to help
us complete our work, especially when the work is
long and hard. When armies march, theres a reason
they sing cadences; it keeps them all in step and it
motivates them. For work that were not particularly
enthusiastic about, a happy upbeat song can keep us
going. Most activities can be improved with the right
music, so whether you are literally or figuratively
dancing to the music, sing a song unto the Lord and
use music to enhance your life.
Christopher Simon, Metro News Service
Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians
5: 19-20 NIV

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

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Becoming Billy

Teen dancer makes acting debut in Verona Area Community Theaters fall musical
The Dvoraks said they plan
to follow Pierantozzi closely
as his talents lead him to what
they believe could be Broadway and beyond, but theyre
eager to savor this moment
while it lasts.
This is one of our dream
shows, and to have the cast
step up and do it as well as
theyve done, its better than
we could ever imagine, Terry
Dvorak said.
Billy Elliot is produced
by VACT founder Dee Baldock who also plays Billys

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The title character of Verona Area Community Theaters


upcoming production of Billy Elliot overcomes steep
odds to come into his own as
a dancer, and its a transformation Pete Pierantozzi, the
16-year-old performer portraying Billy onstage, can certainly identify with.
Since auditioning for the
show and his first major
acting role in July, he has
packed hours of rehearsal and
vocal practice into a schedule
typically dominated by competitive dancing with the Kehl
School of Dance. In the years
since he began dancing at 8
years old, the Middleton High
School sophomore decided
he wants to pursue professional dance as a career, and
said auditioning with VACT
presented an opportunity to
broaden (his) performance
skills into singing and dancing, as well.
Ive definitely grown so
much, Pierantozzi said of
the experience. I feel much
more mature in my dancing
and my performing, and in
how I show emotion onstage.
Expanding into that unfamiliar territory has been anything but effortless, he told
the Press, but Terry Dvorak,
who is co-directing the show
with her daughter, Alyssa,
had quite a different impression after watching his growth
over the past several months.
What he has is magical
he is an incredibly talented
actor without even trying,
she said. When he says that
he becomes Billy, I absolutely believe him, because he
makes it seem effortless. Hes
beyond his years, between his
talent level and his composure.
All five performances of
Billy Elliot, planned for
7:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20,
Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday,
Oct. 22, with 2p.m. matinees
on Saturday and on Sunday,
Oct. 23, will be held at the
Verona Area High School
Performing Arts Center, 300

What: Verona Area Community Theater presents


Billy Elliot: The Musical
When: 7:30p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Friday, Oct.
21 and Saturday, Oct. 22;
2p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22
and Sunday, Oct. 23
Where: Verona Area High
School Performing Arts
Center, 300 Richard St.
Tickets: $15 general
admission, $10 seniors
65 years and older and
children through high
school (purchase at the
door or online at vact.org)
Richard St.
The musical is based on
the 2000 film, which follows
a young English boy who
discovers a strong passion and
talent for ballet dancing in the
midst of the 1984-1985 coal
miners strike, according to a
VACT news release. Its stage
version, however, is more elusive when it comes to smaller
audiences. The play, which
features music by Elton John,
first debuted in London in
2005, but the La Crosse Community Theatre became the
first community theater company in the U.S. to tackle the
production just earlier this
year.
Part of the reluctance
smaller theater companies
have toward taking on a production like Billy Elliot
is the worry that they wont
find an young actor ambitious
enough to handle the role. But
from the moment Pierantozzi
auditioned, VACT staff knew
they wouldnt share that problem.
There was nobody else
that could handle the magnitude of this role, Alyssa
Dvorak said, adding that capturing the emotional turbulence of Billys experience,
especially for teenager new to
acting, is a ton of pressure.
The show, which contains
adult language and themes,
even demands its performers

grandma in the play and


features costumes by Lynn
Vilker. Tickets are $15 for
general admission; $10 for
seniors 65 years and older
and children/students through
high school and can be purchased in advance or at the
door, depending on availability. For information or to purchase advance tickets, visit
vact.org, email tickets@vact.
org or call 845-2383.
Contact Kate Newton at kate.
newton@wcinet.com.

Photo by Kate Newton

Pete Pierantozzi, 16, holds a pirouette pose while rehearsing


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From Oct. 3-10

Name: Meredith Conley


Photo by Jeremy Jones

Sophie Henshue swims to a second-place finish Friday in the 200-yard freestyle Sun Prairie. She posted a time of 2 minutes, 0.4 seconds.

Cats swim past Cardinals


Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Close wins at the beginning of


Fridays meet gave the Verona
Area/Mount Horeb girls swimming team an early cushion in a
Big Eight Conference dual that
featured two of the top teams in
the state.
The second-ranked Wildcats
won the 200-yard medley relay
and then added a 1-2 finish in the
200 freestyle inside Sun Prairie
High School in a 93-77 win over
the fifth-ranked Cardinals.
Sara Stewart, Kristi Larsen,
Josie McCartney and Grace Bennin won the 200 medley relay in 1
minute, 52.38 seconds, and sophomore Gabby Gnewuch (2:00.29)
and junior Sophie Henshue
(2:00.4) led a 1-2 finish in the 200
freestyle.
The Wildcats added 1-2 finishes in the 100 free and 100 breast
stroke.
Senior Maizie Seidl (54.29)
claimed the 100 free and Stewart
(56.26) touched the wall in second place. Bennin (1:06.84) and
Kristi Larsen (1:08.77) went 1-2

in the 100 breast stroke. Bennin


also added the 50 free in 24.92.
Veronas final victory came
from the 200 free relay of Larsen,
Bennin, Gnewuch and Seidl, who
posted a time of 1:41.11.
Freshman Sam Malecki led
a Verona sweep of the JV 100
breast stroke, and sophomore
Avery Updegrove added the JV
100 backstroke title as the Wildcats added a 100-70 win. Molly
McCormick dropped almost a
second in the 100 breast.
Natalee Drapp dropped four
seconds to win the JV 200 IM
and Rose Parker dropped almost
a second to take the JV 100 free.
Ellen Bie, Gabby Gnewuch
and Rachael Drapp all had season-best times in the 500 free.

Highlander Invitational
The Wildcats continued to
compete among the states best
Saturday at a Highlander Invitational featured five of the top
ranked teams in the state.
Top-ranked Middleton won the
meet with 346.5 points,Verona
Area/Mount Horeb finished 76.5
points behind their conference

rivals for second place. Thirdranked Arrowhead (229.5), fifthranked Sun Prairie (228.5) and
honorable mention Madison West
(177) rounded out the top five.
Bennin, who has posted the
fastest time in the state this year,
won the 50 free in 24.31 and the
100 breast in 1:05.57. She also
helped the Wildcats earn a pair of
top four relay finishes
Larsen, Gnewuch, Seidl and
Bennin finished runner-up in the
200 free relay (1:40.19). Stewart,
McCartney, Larsen and Bennin
later took fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:53.02).
Seidl finished second to Muskego senior Lauren Stigler by .03
in the 200 IM with personal best
2:12.41. She added a third-place
finish in the 100 free (54.27).
Sophie Henshue (5:20.15)
and Gnewuch (5:23.38) finished
fourth and sixth in the 500 free,
and Stewart (5:27.53) placed
10th. Henshue placed ninth in the
200 free.
Larsen (1:07.17), Caroline
Smith (1:10.32) and Rachael
Drapp (1:10.88) finished third,
fifth and seventh in the 100 breast.

Gnewuch, Henshue, Seidl and


Stewart closed the meet by finished seventh in the 400 free relay
(3:47.96).
Sarah Schultz (100 fly), Avery
Updegrove (100 back), Malecki (100 breast) and Stewart (200
free) all posted season-best times.
Verona has two regular season
dual meets remaining at Janesville Craig (Oct. 14) and Janesville Parker (Oct. 18) at 5p.m.
The Big Eight Conference meet
is set for 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct.
29, at Middleton High School.
Everyone is looking forward
to the start of the taper process
over the next two weeks and resting up for the big end-of-season
meets, head coach Bill Wuerger
said.

Nicolet Dive invite


Maggie Nunn took sixth place
at the Nicolet Dive Invitational
on Friday out of 30 divers, including many of the top state finalists from last year. Her score was
413.25.
The conference diving meet is
slated for 1p.m. Friday, Oct. 28,
at Middleton High School.

Girls golf

Top-35 finish for Lauren Shorter at state


Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

Junior Lauren Shorter hoped to shoot a


little lower in her first time at the WIAA
Division 1 state meet as an individual, but
she still was able to finish in the top half.
Shorter who was the No. 5 golfer on
last years team that made state had to
fight through a lot of tough breaks throughout the tournament whether it was a few
putts that just rolled past the edge of the
cup or Tuesday on the fourth hole when
some unlucky lies cost her strokes.
But in the end, her 34th overall score of
175 (86-89) was still impressive for the
junior.
Throughout the two days, when you
start getting a few holes where you are
missing putts and putts are going on the
edge, that starts to wear on you. She never
let that affect her in terms of sticking with
the plan, head coach Jon Rebholz said.
The state stage also didnt have an affect
on Shorter, who was there with the varsity team in 2015 and also played in several
summer tournaments.

While her putting wasnt as effective,


Rebholz said she struck the ball well both
days.
On Monday, she finished with just two
double bogeys and added four pars and a
birdie. On Tuesday, she collected five pars
and a birdie but also had two triple bogeys
and two double bogeys.
One of those triple bogeys was on the
fourth hole when she had to hit behind a
tree twice and also ended up in the thick
rough to the left of the hole.
But she remained calm, hit a chip on
the green and nailed a 10-foot putt to save
strokes on what could have been a disastrous hole.
Those types of plays are reasons why she
ended up in the top half at state.
She is a solid No. 1 and that shows
when you get into a pressure situation of
state like that, Rebholz said.
Hartland Arrowheads Emily Lauterbach
won the individual state title with a 2-under
par 142, the only golfer that ended the tournament under par.
Arrowhead also won the D1 team title
with a 624.

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Junior Lauren Shorter reads the green before


putting on the second hole Tuesday in the
WIAA Division 1 state meet at University Ridge
Golf Course. She finished tied for 34th overall
with a 175 (86-89).

Grade: Freshman
Sport: Girls tennis
Position: No. 1 singles
Highlights: Received a special
qualifier for the WIAA Division 1
state tennis tournament.
Honorable mentions: Natalee
Drapp (girls swimming)
dropped four seconds to win
the JV 200-yard individual
medley in Sun Prairie; Lauren
Shorter (girls golf) makes state
for first time with an 84 at sectionals; Jake Keyes (football)
had nine total tackles and 1 1/2
sacks in loss at Sun Prairie.

Girls tennis

Conley nets
special qualifier
to reach state
Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Freshman Meredith Conley was


awarded a special qualifier earlier this
week and will play in the WIAA Division 1 girls state tennis tournament
Oct. 13 inside Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
Conley didnt advance to sectionals
but Verona girls tennis coach Mark
Happel nominated Conley after her
loss at subsectionals.
She has posted a 15-9 record this
season, with all of her losses coming
against state qualifiers. Conley has six
quality wins over fellow state qualifiers, including Kai Heineman of Middleton.
We play a very difficult schedule
against some of the best players in the
state, Happel said. I think that has
definitely helped Meredith. I felt that
she had a pretty good chance of earning a special qualifier.
Thirty two of the 56 singles players at state earned an automatic state
qualifying berth by winning their first
match at sectionals. Each of the states
eight sectionals then has two special
qualifiers to round out the state bracket.
Conley earned one of those qualifiers from the Madison Memorial
sectional and will face 11th-seeded
Andi Weise (31-2) of Homestead at
11:30a.m. Thursday in the first round.
Its a tough match out of the gate,
but I know Meredith is thrilled to be
playing at state, Happel said. She has
worked extremely hard this season.

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Boys cross country

Defensive struggle ends in first loss, Cats still tied for first Big Eight Conference
Anthony Iozzo

Assistant sports editor

Whats next?

Both offenses struggled


Friday as the Verona Area
High School football team
was edged 13-9 at Sun Prairie, putting both teams in a
first-place tie (7-1) in the Big
Eight Conference.
The Wildcats scored early
in the first quarter and would
only add a safety in the second half. Sun Prairie scored
a touchdown in each half,
going 1-for-2 on point after
attempts.
Much of the struggles are
due to both defenses playing
well, with Sun Prairie collecting four interceptions,
recovering a fumble and
holding the Wildcats to 144
total yards. Verona collected
five sacks and an interception
and held the Cardinals to 193
total yards.
They were bringing a lot
of guys, and we just werent
physical enough up front
and Drew couldnt find any
seams, head coach Dave
Richardson said. We had to
spread things out and give it
a shot, and we just couldnt
connect on a few plays and
they made a couple of great
interceptions.
They made plays to
change the field position,
which hurt us. If we could
have had them going 90
yards and 80 yards like we

Verona finishes the regular


season at 7p.m. Friday at
Janesville Craig (3-5).
A win clinches at least a
share of the Big Eight Conference title and a likely home
game for the WIAA Division 1
Level 1 playoffs. The playoff
seeds and matchups will be
announced Saturday.
Sun Prairie (7-1) travels to
Madison La Follette (5-3) Friday to close the regular season. A Sun Prairie loss and
a Verona win would give the
Wildcats the conference title
outright.
Brad (Laufenberg) said it
best in the postgame there.
Lets put a chip on our shoulder now and lets have a little
different attitude and anger,
head coach Dave Richardson said.
Janesville Craig comes
into week 9 with wins over
Madison East, Madison Me-

Photo by Anthony Iozzo

Senior defensive lineman


Brian Karebu celebrates after
earning a sack and forcing a
fumble Friday at Sun Prairie
High School. The Wildcats
had five sacks and also
added an interception but
the Cardinals defense was
equally as a good in a 13-9
loss.

meet is Saturday

morial and Beloit Memorial.


The Cougars are averaging
26.25 points per game and
have allowed 35 points per
game.
Senior quarterback Nick
Cramer, senior running back
DJ Sweeney and junior tight
end Luke Malmanger lead
the offense.
Cramer is 42-for-81 with
693 yards, nine touchdowns
and seven interceptions. He
has also rushed for 389
yards and two touchdowns
on 70 carries, fumbling once.
Sweeney has 818 yards
and 12 touchdowns on 148
carries, fumbling twice. He
also has nine receptions for
132 yards and a touchdown.
Malmanger leads Janesville Craig with 20 receptions
for 360 yards and six touchdowns.
Defensively, the Cougars
have forced five turnovers
and have one sack in eight
games.

Jeremy Jones
Sports editor

Freshman Brad Tuomi


led the Verona boys cross
country team Thursday at
the Sun Prairie Invitational
as several varsity runners
sat out the last race before
conference.
Tuomi finished 12th, covering the Sheehan Park 5K
course in 18 minutes, 37
seconds.
Verona finished secondto-last of the five teams
competing six points

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Volleyball

Boys soccer

Verona is seeded fourth in the Big 8 tourney

Wildcats cant stop Middleton, Sun Prairie

Anthony Iozzo

If You Go

Assistant sports editor

The Verona Area High School girls volleyball team fell to 6-3 in the Big Eight
Conference with a 3-0 (19-25, 21-25,
23-25) loss at Janesville Craig on Thursday.
Junior Katie Karnosky had seven digs,
and junior Brina James added four blocks.
Junior Hannah Worley and junior Priya
Shenoi each collected eight kills. Sophomore Emma Frahm picked up 17 assists,
and senior Becca Phelps added two aces.
With that loss, the Wildcats are now
seeded fourth in the Big Eight Conference
tournament.
Sun Prairie (9-0), Beloit Memorial (4-5),
Janesville Parker (3-6) and Madison West
(1-8) are all in Veronas pool. The other
pool has Janesville Craig (8-1), Middleton
(7-2), Madison Memorial (4-5), Madison
La Follette (3-6) and Madison East (0-10).
The top two teams in each pool after

What: Big Eight Conference tournament


When: 8a.m. Saturday
Where: Sun Prairie High School
four matches make the semifinals. The
meet starts at 8 a.m.

Arrowhead tournament
Verona traveled to Hartland Arrowhead
on Saturday and finished 1-4.
The Wildcats defeated Oshkosh West
2-0 (25-18, 15-15), but lost to Brookfield
Central 2-0 (12-25, 16-25), Kettle Moraine
2-1 (21-25, 25-23, 13-15) and Wisconsin
Lutheran 2-0 (17-25, 13-25).
Frahm had 32 assists in the tournament,
and Shenoi added 15 kills and six blocks.
Worley collected seven aces and freshman
Amelia Hust had 26 digs.

Girls XC: Girls race starts at 10:15 a.m.


sophomore Jori Walshs fourth-place finish.
Middleton placed all five varsity scorers in
the
top eight to take first place with a score of
freshman Lucinda Bakken counted toward the
25.
final varsity score.
The Big Eight Conference girls varsity race
The Wildcats JV team finished second
begins
at 10:15 a.m. at Lake Farm Park. The
to Middleton with a team score of 63 behind
boys varsity race is at 9:30 a.m.
Continued from page 10

Anthony Iozzo
Assistant sports editor

If the past two games


against Sun Prairie and Middleton are a gauge for the
Verona Area High School
boys soccer team, then the
Wildcats need to improve if
they will make noise in the
postseason.
Verona dropped a 10-1
decision to third-ranked Middleton Monday, after falling
5-0 to Sun Prairie Thursday.
The losses dropped the
Wildcats to 3-3-2 in the Big
Eight Conference and come

right before the seeding meeting that decides the potential


matchups at regionals and
sectionals.
There have been signs of
potential all season, but the
past two losses sting. Besides
scoring one goal Monday,
Verona also gave up the most
goals in a game all season.
In fact, the Wildcats hadnt
even allowed five goals in
a game this season prior to
Thursdays loss.
Verona travels to Janesville
Craig at 6:30p.m. Thursday
to attempt to get back on
track.

Sun Prairie 5, Verona 0


The Wildcats traveled to
Sun Prairie on Thursday
and were shut out 5-0.
Results were unavailable
by the Verona Press Tuesday deadline.

Middleton 10, Verona 1


Verona traveled to Firefighters Park Monday in a
makeup game against Middleton and fell 10-1.
Results were unavailable
by the Verona Press Tuesday deadline.

Boys XC: Boys race begins at 9:30 a.m.


Continued from page 10
and girls JV1 and JV2 will
follow upon the completion
of both varsity races.
Just like the girls race, the
meet will once again include
the top-ranked team in the
state, Madison West. The
conference also includes
eighth-ranked Madison La

Follette, 12th-ranked Janesville Craig, 13th-ranked


Madison Memorial and
14th-ranked Sun Prairie.
At last Thursdays meet,
sophomore J.J. Gumieny crossed the finish line
15th in 19:06, and freshm a n To m K l e e s e t o o k
19th in 19:22. Junior Matt
Pa y n e p l a c e d 2 2 n d i n
19:25 and sophomore Ian

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finished out the scoring, taking 25th place in 19:36.
Sophomores Erik Ehlenbach and Nolan Brenden also
competed but did not count
toward the varsity score.
Veronas JV team finished
third with a score of 83,
while Sun Prairie swept the
top five spots for 15 points.

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Continued from page 10
Murphy, but a tipped pass at
the Sun Prairie 40-yard line
ended the drive in an interception by Sun Prairie senior
Miguel Chestnut.
Both teams went 3-andout on the next two drives,
and senior defensive back
Brandon Daniels gave Verona another short field with
an interception on the Sun
Prairie 46-yard line. But two
plays later, senior running
back Drew King lost a fumble to give the ball back to the
Cardinals.
Sun Prairie went 3-and-out
once again on the next drive,
but Verona gave the ball right
back three plays later on
another interception.
Verona had one more
chance to get the ball back
with a few seconds left, but
two offsides penalties gave
the Cardinals a first down and
the win.
We had hoped that we had
some guys that could make
some plays, and tonight just
wasnt our night, Richardson said. Offensively, we
are better than this, and their
defense made us look pretty
average.
The game started with
bang for Verona. The defense
forced a 3-and-out, and on
the second play for Verona
from scrimmage, Fink found
Murphy for 3-yard pass that
turned into a wild play after
he passed the ball back to
King on a hook-and-ladder.
King fumbled the ball, but
it bounced right back into
his arms. Time stopped for a
second, but players from the
sidelines yelled for King to
run. And before Sun Prairie
had a chance to react, King
was on his way for a 67-yard
touchdown.
We felt that we would run
that play and get a touchdown
and get up 7-0 and maybe get
a another field goal or something. We were hoping 10 to
14 points would be enough to
win it, and it was, Richardson said. It turned out the
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Junior quarterback Jack Zander found senior wide receiver Nathan Coy for a 6-yard
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Verona started the third
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Verona History
July

40 years ago
Electors at the school board annual meeting voted to
spend up to $650,000 on an addition to the 11-year-old
Verona Elementary School and the Fourth Grade building.
The project added nine classrooms, a library, the
Step Room, and several other modifications, including
a change to the bus traffic flow and a parking area for
teachers. About 80 new students were expected to come
to the school in the fall, but some were concerned about
pickup and dropoff along the highway and about the district did not have a school in Fitchburg yet.
The buildings, now the site of Sugar Creek Elementary
and New Century schools, are both likely to be demolished in the next three or four years.
Verona held a huge Bicentennial parade, with fireworks and a three-day festival. That summer weekend
festival, which originated with the villages sesquicentennial in 1972, became a tradition and eventually morphed into what we now know as Hometown Days.
Veronas police voted 4-0 to join the Teamsters union
to gain job protection and a little more bargaining power, as one officer put it.

30 years ago
Veronas Diana Gering emceed the Miss Teen of
America pageant in Eau Claire several months after finishing second runner-up to the national title.
After hearing from an intern who researched options
for the citys downtown tax-increment financing district,
the Common Council decided to seek input from the private sector. Mayor Phil Salkin pointed out that the district, which has since been closed, was created without
any sort of concept about how it should be used.
NAPA Auto Parts opened at 606 W. Verona Ave.
The Library Board was unable to get the city to agree
to an expansion, despite the library having secured a federal grant and produced a space needs study showing it
was thousands of square feet short of what it needed.
The rejection of at least $300,000 in matching funds
meant the $125,000 grant went to another project. But
alders and the mayor said there were many other projects
that also needed the citys attention and that the citys
contribution to the library had increased over time. The
vote was 4-4, but two-thirds was needed to change the
budget.
The school board terminated the contract of troubled
Baileys Bus Service, which was unable to produce the
proper insurance in time.
With the district having just worked out an arrangement with the teachers union, that left only a month to
arrange transportation. But a week later, it began working out a contract with Verona Bus Service.
The city put baseball and softball diamonds in the
new Community Park off U.S. Hwy. 18-151 (now East
Verona Avenue).

20 years ago
Two teens convicted of attempting to murder Veronas Jackie Millar were sentenced one for 80 years in
jail and the other for 70 years.
The two had pleaded guilty to reduced charges of
attempted murder and felony attempted murder.
Millar had found the boys stealing her car the previous November in Reedsburg, where she was visiting, and
they forced her back into the house and shot her in the
head, then stole the car and set it on fire. After spending
six weeks in a coma, she ended up paralyzed on one side
and legally blind.
According to local news reports, Millar forgave both
men and began visiting them annually in prison. Both
have sought parole in the past three years.
Savanna Oaks Elementary School student Ross Larson, 10, underwent a liver transplant at the University of
Wisconsin, then returned home nine days later.
Veronas senior Babe Ruth baseball team won the
state championship.
Five homes on Shuman Street were razed, moved to
the town and then burned to clear way for the expansion
of Miller and Sons Supermarket.
That expansion would essentially double the stores
size, to about 45,000 square feet.
The school board defeated an attempt to pay site
council members for their work with local schools.
Former Verona Area High School swimmer Neil
Walker represented the United States as an alternate at
the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The new city administrator position drew 49 applicants.

10 years ago
A plan for a big-box shopping center on the west side
of the city finally got through the concept plan stage after
alders put a 100,000-square-foot limit on the size of the
buildings.
The plan never went through, and eventually owners Rex
Fletcher and Jerry Wuebben sold the property to T. Wall
Properties, which also abandoned an approved plan and later sold most of it to the Verona Area School District.
Alders voted 4-3 to deny McDonalds a permit to operate for 24 hours a day, with some of them basing it on a
previous decision to limit the hours of Culvers, located a
block to the west.
The city later overturned that decision, and McDonalds
has been operating 24/7 ever since.
The Dane County Coroner began investigating the
untimely death of 16-year-old Jasmine Gant, a Verona Area
High School student who was giving birth at the time. It
was later determined, and admitted by St. Marys Hospital,
that a nurse had given an epidural in the wrong place on the
operating table.
Several notable regional dignitaries, including politicians, news anchors and the Badger womens basketball coach all joined in to the kickoff of the United Ways
Schools of Hope program, which matched adult volunteers with kids who needed remedial reading help.
The school district has since taken over the program.
A former VAHS basketball star, Deandre Buchanan,
pleaded not guilty of a murder charge in North Dakota. He
was acquitted the following spring.
Buchanan told jurors that the victim was trying to get
back a gun he had wagered and lost during a dice game and
it accidentally went off.
The city began putting a huge sewer pipe under Badger
Mill Creek, requiring the stream to be diverted through a
pipe or several days just south of Firemans Park.
It also caused the beach water level to drop by five feet,
forcing the beach to close until the following summer.
Verona had six different athletes represented in the state
all-star teams for three sports, including discus champion
Jake Stiner.
The state Department of Public Instruction warned
VASD it needed to fix a disparity between the amount of
white and minority kids who were referred to special education services.
Verona Area High School math teacher Anne Boehm
died at 32 of cancer.
The man who had robbed AnchorBank a year earlier,
29-year-old Marvin Baker, was sentenced to 14 years in
prison.
Protesters and many locals came to an open house displaying the various options for a 345 kV electric line that
could have gone through Verona. Instead, it ended up taking
a Beltline route.
The Common Council approved the creation of the
citys eighth tax-increment finance district, ostensibly to
put a road at Westridge Parkway between Verona Avenue
and Paoli Street for the planned Home Town Center (now
known as the West End).
That plan was later abandoned.
Fitch-Rona EMS joined a regional cooperative network
to improve response times.
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The Verona School Board voted to hold a third referendum on the high school building by September 15.
The first two had failed, and this one, for $1.25 million,
switched the plan to a partial two-story building and separated the proposal for the swimming pool.
The Madison furniture cleaning and carpet laying
firm Cushmans purchased a vacant building in Verona to
use as a new office. The building had formerly belonged
to the Niglis farm implement firm.
A fire in a vacant home was extinguished by meter
reader James W. Rupnow. Rupnow came across the fire
as he was making his meter-reading rounds. He was subsequently awarded special recognition by the Madison
gas and Electric Company for his initiative in dousing
the fire and contacting the authorities.
Angry citizens confronted the Verona Village and
Planning Boards with a 128-signature petition protesting
the inclusion of apartments and duplexes in the Palmer
Addition, around Melody Lane. When board members
attempted to recess, one of the citizens pounded on the
table and declared that the boards had no need to discuss
public business privately. The recess idea was then canceled.
The group did not get its wish, however, as the Village
Board did not have enough votes in August to overturn it.
The school board approved a new budget of $840,704
for the 1966-1967 school year and the district reached a
valuation of $31.7 million, up more than $2 million from
the previous year.
This years Verona Area School District budget is
$70.5 million.
The Verona Jaycees sponsored a Trap Shoot that drew
a crowd of 500.
Verona was chosen as Hometown USA by the 101st
Airborne Division of the United States Air Force, in
thanks for printing unit member Roger A. Rotars appreciation letter. In September, the 101st honored their decision by presenting the town with the Vietnam flag.
Village Board President Everett Whitesel instituted a
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Verona Area School District

Transgender: VASD staff to receive training

Enrollment up slightly

Continued from page 1

Sugar Creek has biggest


increase, 29 students

2016 enrollment

SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Enrollment in the Verona Area School


District is 18 students higher in this
school year than last.
The largest increase comes at Sugar
Creek Elementary School, with 29 more
students, followed closely by Pre-K at 26.
That increase, up to 5,445 students district-wide, is largely offset in the other
elementary schools, though, with Country
View Elementary School 22 students lower than the 2015-16 school year. Glacier
Edge and Stoner Prairie were also lower
than last year by six and eight students,
respectively.
Those numbers, finalized on the third
Friday in September, are the official
enrollment count, based on how many students were in seats that day.
Some board members wanted clarification on why the attendance at CV went
down even after the decision last year
to redistrict Scenic Ridge and Cathedral
Point households there from GE, where
overcrowding was a problem.
Clearly the redistricting is not populating Country View, board member Renee
Zook said. At least not yet.
While some households in those areas
simply dont have school-age children
yet, superintendent Dean Gorrell also
stressed the schools overall attendance
area has regularly created fluctuation as
its population is especially mobile.
Each middle school in the district grew
this year, with seven more students at
Badger Ridge, six more at Savanna Oaks
and 11 more at Core Knowledge Charter
School in grades six through eight.
The number that affects the districts

School 2015-16 2016-17


ELC 20 19
Pre-K 287 313
CV 448 426
GE 585 579
SC 464 493
SP 391 383
VAIS 94 93
NCS 126 118
CKCS (elem.)
265
257
BRMS 509 519
SOMS 504 510
CKCS (middle)
150
161
VAHS 1,510 1,507
EA 74 70
Total 5,427 5,445

official aid rose by much more from last


years September count to this year 96.
That counts the number of school-age
children living within the districts boundaries, including those who have open
enrolled out of the district and do not
attend school here.
Though the district is still net positive
on open enrollment, with more students
open enrolling in than out, its a smaller margin than in past years. This year,
143 students are open enrolling out, with
186 open enrolling in, mostly at the high
school level.
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redundant and furthered


stereotypes.
The activity thats prohibited by this language
is already prohibited by
law, King said. Nationally much of the opposition to policies that affirm
transgender identity has
included negative mischaracterizations of these
folks. In that mischaracterization, this sort of
activity has been attached
to that.
Calling it an insulting
implication, he asked the
wording be removed or
at least moved out of the
transgender policy.
Administrators had added the language in because
of a discussion during the
committees policy formation about whether to
include the words consistently asserted gender
identity. Because no one
could offer a definition of
consistently asserted,
the district eventually took
that out.
Superintendent Dean
Gorrell cautioned the
board to include that language somewhere.
There is a constituency,
too, thats going to be concerned, he said. I dont
think the board can dismiss that out of hand.
Eventually, board members agreed the phrase, if
necessary, could instead
go into the districts general harassment policy.

The support plan, which


includes questions and
information for a staff
member to gather from
a gender nonconforming
student, was also approved
Monday.
Board member Amy
Almond, who served on
the committee last fall that
generated the original policy, lamented the policys
necessity, even as she voted for it.
Until people can act
appropriately, we have to
have something to get us
to the end, which I hope
in someday not too far we
can say we dont need this
policy anymore, Almond
said.
The board also looked
at a draft of policies
and procedures for staff
to follow that will help
ensure consistency among
the school sites in their
response to transgender
students. Thats likely to
be approved later this fall.
Gorrell cautioned that
administrators would need
time to train staff on the
new policy and how to
work with transgender
students using the support
plan, and asked that board
members expect it to be
implemented no sooner
than second semester this
year.
Were not ready tomorrow to launch into this,
he said.
The board also asked
for a report back mid-semester or at the end of the

school year to hear how


its going and hopefully
gather feedback on if anything needs to be changed,
which administrators were
glad to agree to.
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director of instructional
equity and bilingual programming Laurie Burgos.
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STATE OF WISCONSIN,
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DANE COUNTY, NOTICE TO
CREDITORS (INFORMAL
ADMINISTRATION) IN THE
MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
MARIETTA JANE MICHALSKI,
D/O/D: AUGUST 5, 2016

Case No. 16PR606


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
1. An application for Informal Administration was filed.
2. The decedent, with date of birth
August 26, 1923 and date of death August
5, 2016, was domiciled in Dane County,
State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 206 S. Marietta, Apt. 206, Verona,
WI 53593.
3. All interested persons waived notice.
4. The deadline for filing a claim
against the decedents estate is December 30, 2016.
5. A claim may be filed at the Dane
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Parents laud VAIS support at board meeting

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One week after a committee meeting cast doubt


on the future of Verona
Area International School,
parents showed up to make
sure the school board heard
their view.
Nine parents spoke to the
board, with many others in
the audience, sharing stories about the support their
children have received at
VAIS, a Chinese-language
immersion charter school.
That support was one
of the concerns cited by
administrators and board
members at an Oct. 3 Curriculum, Instruction and
Assessment committee
meeting, as the schools
attendance and therefore funding for staff has
sometimes required more
open enrollment students
than the district would like.
There were also concerns
about attrition, as students
who leave in higher grades
cannot be easily replaced
because half of the day is
taught in Mandarin.
Because of the small
nature of VAIS, we dont
necessarily have the support necessary for struggling learners, director of
curriculum and instruction
Ann Franke said at that
meeting. Whenever you

like library time and a technology coordinator, to fully


fund support for students
struggling in reading or
math.
The board is awaiting data from Franke on
the schools performance
on various tests. That is
expected to be available
before the boards Oct. 24
meeting, when discussion
will begin.
Charters, usually fiveyear agreements that outline goals for the school
and exceptions from some
standards, are normally
renewed around December
so that parents of incoming kindergartners have
a chance to examine the
choices for their student.
VAIS governing council
president Carolyn Jahnke
told the board they should
prepare for the group to be
regulars at upcoming meetings until the charter is considered, which likely will
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hear public comments from
many parents, community members and an expert
on Chinese learning and
its value to learning in our
community, Jahnke said.
Im still hopeful that we
can negotiate and plan for
the future with the goal
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have a small school, its just


very challenging to provide
all of the resources necessary because of economy of
scale.
Parents on Monday mentioned social and physical
problems their children
had when they entered the
school and how those were
taken care of by the staff
at VAIS. Krissa Hinzman
spoke of her sons selective
mutism in public situations,
in which he wouldnt be
able to speak when he was
uncomfortable.
(He) fully overcame his
selective mutism at school,
she told the board.
Others mentioned children with ADHD, cleft palate and social problems that
had been solved through the
support at VAIS, with others adding they moved to
VASD specifically for the
opportunity VAIS provided.
At the CIA meeting a
week earlier, administrators
had shared their concerns
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then decide not to opt out.
In February, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill
that allowed Dane County townships to set
their own zoning standards, rather than have to
work through the countys as they do now.
The Dane County Towns Association pushed
hard for the bill, complaining that county officials had kept many towns from growing as
they needed to maintain a solid tax base.
County officials, though, opposed the
change, stressing that county oversight provides consistent standards around the area.
Currently, the system has joint review of
approval for rezoning between the towns and
the countys Zoning and Land Regulation
board, which some towns see as overzealous
in its decisions to preserve farmland.
Many towns around the county had said they
were happy with their relationship with the
county on zoning. Even Town of Verona officials did not have many specific complaints at
the time.
But Town Chair Mark Geller said during the
legislative discussions, it was a good idea to
give towns the opportunity.
Arnold stressed there are many more steps
town officials must take to actually opt out,
including an existing conditions map and
adopting a comprehensive plan a process the
town is currently undergoing, but with a timeline that may be too late, leading the town to
readopt its 2006 plan.
There are a lot of balls in the air, she said.
Town residents will have the final say on
the decision, Arnold said, with a vote at the
annual town meeting next spring. She added
that she hopes both the DCTA and the county
can communicate their positions on the matter,
and the reasons behind them, with residents
before that vote is taken.
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on its Midtown Road property.
Town planner/administrator Amanda Arnold said the decision was financial for the sanctuary but was not expected to
change operations at all.
The Town Board approved a rezoning of the property Oct. 4.

Extra engineering
The Town Board voted to use $20,000 remaining in the public works budget to get an early start on some projects.
Half of the money will go toward engineering on a few
roads that could be repaired next summer, Arnold said.
The other $10,000 will go toward repairing a large patch
of Locust Road that is just kind of falling apart, she said.

Town Hall, logo updates


The town is working on marketing the current town hall as
the new building nears completion, and also considering a
new logo.
Arnold said town officials are talking to brokers to get a
handle on the asking price that we want as an expected January move to the new location nears.
Officials are also using the timing to come up with a new
logo, since we need to update all of our letterhead, Arnold
explained.
She said they hope the logo can represent the towns rural
character while also showing it is moving into the future.

Tracking problems
A new internal Report a Problem system will hopefully
help town staff keep better track of trends around the town.
Arnold said a new database will help quantify the number
of repeating issues that are coming up among the many miscellaneous issues that come up, instead of just going through
feel.
She expects staff to report numbers to the town board every
couple of months.
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LED integrated turn signal taillight. Single bar end mirror. Frame sliders,
Great beginner bike, super fun. looks and
sounds good. Most unique 300 you'll see.
$3700 OBO. 608-212-6429

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


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.
DANE COUNTYS MARKETPLAE. The
Verona Press Classifieds. Call 873-6671
or 835-6677.

402 Help Wanted, General


DISHWASHER, COOK,
WAITRESS, & DELI STAFF
WANTED.
Applications available at
Sugar & Spice Eatery.
317 Nora St. Stoughton.

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Apply at: www.oregonmanor.biz or


call Tom at (608) 835-3535.

SCOTT GIRARD
Unified Newspaper Group

Target shooting with guns


could be banned outside of
specific regulated hours of the
day under an ordinance being
considered by the Town Board.
The ordinance would make
specific exceptions for those
using a firearm for hunting or
pest control, as long as state
statutes and state Department
of Natural Resources regulations are followed.
Town Board members discussed the draft at their Oct.
4 meeting, and are expected
to work out details at a future
public hearing, though town
planner/administrator Amanda
Arnold said the date for that
has not been set.
She told the Press the ordinance came about because
of the mix of rural and urban
areas within the town.
We have several reports of
gunfire in areas that are not ideal for that, that geographically
are a little tighter, Arnold said.
The draft ordinance, which
still has to be reviewed by a
lawyer, outlines setbacks from
property lines and times of the

HELP WANTED- Dishwashers, Hosts/


Busperson- Part-time Friday nights,
some Saturdays & some holidays.
Starts at $9.00/hr. Bartender,
Part-time. Janitor- Weekends, some
weekend flexibility, 4-5/hrs per day.
Apply within, VFW, 200 Veterans Rd.,
Stoughton. 608-873-9042
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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon
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.
CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It
pays to read the fine print.

PART-TIME REGISTERED NURSE


Oregon manor is seeking a dedicated parttime RN. Potential candidates with good
communications skills, energetic and hard
working to join our 5 star team. Experience in
long term care preferred but willing to train the
right candidate. EOE.
This position requires a WI RN license.

Firearms ordinance
would not affect
hunting, pest control

day when shooting for target


practice is allowed. It also limits those who wish to shoot to
two hours per day, unless they
get an agreement letter signed
by neighbors within a certain
distance.
The ordinance would not
apply to the use of duly supervised rifle or pistol ranges or
shooting galleries approved by
the Town Board. It also makes
an exception for law enforcement or military personnel
using their firearm in their official duties, and discharge ...
solely for the protection of life
or property.
In the draft, people would
be forbidden from shooting a
gun within 100 feet of property
lines without permission of the
neighbor and could only shoot
between the hours of 9:30a.m.
and 30 minutes before sunset.
The two-hour limit would
not apply to anyone shooting a
gun more than 500 yards from
any neighboring residence.
The public hearing could
come as soon as November,
but Arnold said officials were
waiting to see what else needs
to be on that agenda as budget
season has also arrived.

PERFECT SEASONAL
MONEY-MAKER!
Make Balsam Christmas Wreaths
starting October 24 through early
December. No experience necessary.
Very flexible hours, daytime +/or evening
shifts. $9/hour+perks.
Hann's Christmas Farm in Oregon
Call to apply 608-835-5464

437 Customer Service & Retail

TAXI DRIVERS. Must be friendly, reliable, have clean driving record. Must be
at least 23-years-old. 608-873-7233

CDL-A DRIVERS $1250 weekly minimum pay! Home Multiple Times per
week! Dedicated customer Out and Back
Runs. Health, Dental, 401K Benefits,
Class A CDL w/hazmat & tank. 2 Yrs
Exp, Good MVR required. Call Dan or
Brooke: 866-553-6237

434 Health Care, Human


Services & Child Care
GREAT PART time opportunity. Woman
in Verona seeks help with personal cares
and chores. Two weekend days/mth
(5hrs/shift) and one overnight/mth. Pay
is $11.66/awake hrs & $7.25/sleep hrs.
A driver's license and w/comfort driving
a van a must! Please call 608-347-4348
if interested.

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Trailers, Landscaping Equipment +Greenhouses, & Excess
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Kramer Auction (608)-326-8108 (CNOW)

HELP WANTED- SALES


Customized Newspaper Advertising, the sales affiliate of the
Wisconsin Newspaper Association, is seeking an Outside
Account Executive. Located in Madison Wisconsin-Represent
newspapers across Wisconsin selling advertising solutions in
print and digital. Work with base accounts+ responsible for new
business. Cover letter/resume: sfett@cnaads.com (CNOW)

MISCELLANEOUS
WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE
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applicant in over 178 Wisconsin newspapers across the state! GUITAR WANTED! Local musician will pay up to $12,500 for
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NOW

Contact Scott Girard at


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and follow him on Twitter @
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PART-TIME 2 to 8 hours per week. Retail


experience a plus. Must be reliable.with
good work ethic. Greetings and Gifts,
down town Stougthon. 608-873-9469

449 Driver, Shipping


& Warehousing

DRIVERS: CO. CDL-A. Guaranteed Salary plus Mileage. $2500 Sign On plus
401K. Quarterly and Annual bonuses.
Excellent Benefits Package. 855-9027681

548 Home Improvement


A&B ENTERPRISES
Light Construction Remodeling
No job too small
608-835-7791

PAR Concrete, Inc.


Driveways
Floors
Patios
Sidewalks
Decorative Concrete
Phil Mountford 516-4130 (cell)
835-5129 (office)

NOW

HIRING

HIRING

FULL-TIME POSITIONS WITH BENEFITS


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SEASONAL POSITIONS

AT OUR RETURNS CENTER

AT OUR RETAIL PREP DEPARTMENT

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TO APPLY, GO TO WWW.DULUTHTRADING.COM/CAREERS.
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572 Snow Removal


SNOW REMOVAL Oregon, Brooklyn
Area. Kyle Nelson 608-575-1007

602 Antiques & Collectibles


COLUMBUS ANTIQUE MALL
& CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
MUSEUM
"Wisconsin's Largest Antique Mall"!
Enter daily 8am-4pm 78,000 SF
200 Dealers in 400 Booths
Third floor furniture, locked cases
Location: 239 Whitney St
Columbus, WI 53925
920-623-1992
www.columbusantiquemall.com

642 Crafts & Hobbies


WOODWORKING TOOLS FOR
SALE:
Craftsman Router and Router table
w/vacuum and Router blades $250.
10" table saw. Cast Iron table
Craftsman brand w/vacuum and extra
blades in wall mountable storage
container. $250.
Delta 10" compound adjustable table
miter saw w/electric quick brake
(#36220 Type III) $155.
Craftsman Soldering Gun (w/case)
$10
Power Fast Brad (Nail) Gun-1" $30.
S-K Socket Set 1/4 SAE. 3/8" both
Sae & Metric (speed wrench, breaker
bar & ratchet included) $25 (in case)
Bench grinder on cast iron stand $70
Dowel set-up kit $35
Call John 608-845-1552

646 Fireplaces,
Furnaces/Wood, Fuel
DRY OAK and Cherry Firewood For
Sale. Contact Dave at 608-445-6423 or
Pete 608-712-3223
SEASONED SPLIT OAK,
Hardwood. Volume discount. Will
deliver. 608-609-1181

650 Furniture
EVANSVILLE- 18 S Wyler Dr 10/1410/15 7:30-? Entertainment Center, Crib,
Trampoline, Weedeater, 4ft toy pony,
boys 2t-3t, Ladies L. Lots of everything.

652 Garage Sales


OREGON- 730 Dunn Ave 10/14
8am-5pm. 10/15 8am-noon. Kitchenware, electronics, books, and household
items
STOUGHTON- 275 Taylor Lane. "IT'S
ALL ABOUT HALLOWEEN" SALE Oct
14 3pm-7pm, Oct 15 10am-4pm, Oct 16
11am-3pm,
STOUGHTON- 508 Homme Ln. 10/1315, 10/13 1pm-5pm. 10/14 9am-5pm.
10/15 9am-12pm. Girls, womens, mens
clothes. Purses, shoes, jewelery, household, old oil lamps, sewing machine

672 Pets
CZECH IMPORT German Shepherd
puppies. Females, 8 weeks. From working lines, great temperament, great pet
quality. Ready to go. $1200 each. 608556-9701

688 Sporting Goods


& Recreational
FOR SALE
1 SET OF MEN'S AND 1 SET OF
WOMEN'S GOLF CLUBS. EACH
COMES WITH GOLF BAG, PULL
CART AND HEAD COVERS. $100
PER SET
Men's full set (for tall right handed
player)
Women's full set (left handed player)
Contact: 608-845-1552

696 Wanted To Buy


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

720 Apartments
ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS for Seniors
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

750 Storage Spaces For Rent


ALL SEASONS SELF STORAGE
10X10 10X15 10X20 10X30
Security Lights-24/7 access
BRAND NEW
OREGON/BROOKLYN
Credit Cards Accepted
CALL (608)444-2900

THEY SAY people dont read those little


ads, but YOU read this one, didnt you?
Call now to place your ad, 873-6671 or
835-6677.

EOE

CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


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.

WALMERS TACK SHOP


16379 W. Milbrandt Road
Evansville, WI
608-882-5725

Resident Caregivers/CNAs

990 Farm: Service


& Merchandise
FRITZ PAINTING Barns, rusty roofs,
metal buildings. Free-estimate . 608221-3510

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

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

UNION ROAD STORAGE


10x10 - 10x15
10x20 - 12x30
24 / 7 Access
Security Lights & Cameras
Credit Cards Accepted
608-835-0082
1128 Union Road
Oregon, WI
Located on the corner of
Union Road & Lincoln Road

Apply at: www.oregonmanor.biz or


call Deb at (608) 835-3535.

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o
join
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our t
team!
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970 Horses

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It


pays to read the fine print.

C.N.R. STORAGE
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

We have a full-time opening for a Dietary Cook 32


hours per week, every other weekend/holiday on
the PM shift. No experience is required will train.

- Paid training
- Variety of shifts & hours
- Paid Time Off
- Competitive Wages
- Health, dental & other benefits to eligible staff
- $1.00/hr night & weekend shift differentials
Download an application:
allsaintsneighborhood.org
519 Commerce Drive - Madison

Inquire or request an
application: 608.243.8800

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CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS Noon


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.

VERONA DRIVERS WANTED


Full/Part Time Positions Available
Full
& Part-Time
Positions Available
Excellent
Wages
Pay
Based
on Experience
Paid
Training
CDL
Program
Drive
Locally,
Supporting Your Community
Signing
Paid
TrainingBonus
Positions
inapplicable)
Signing
BonusAvailable
Available (if
Madison and Verona

DEER POINT STORAGE


Convenient location behind
Stoughton Lumber.
Clean-Dry Units
24 HOUR LIGHTED ACCESS
5x10 thru 12x25
608-335-3337

Apply Locally at: 219


St., Verona, WI
Call:Paoli
608-255-1551
Call: 608-845-2255
or Go
Online: BadgerBus.com
E-mail:
Jobs@BadgerBus.com

Apply in Person: 5501 Femrite Drive Madison, WI

WISCONSIN STATE
JOURNAL CARRIER

Comfort Keepers in Madison

The Wisconsin State Journal


is looking for a carrier to
deliver in the Verona area.
Must be available early
A.M.s, 7 days a week, have
a dependable vehicle. Route
earns approx. $1,400/month.

For more information call


Dale at 608-575-9164

Seeking caregivers to provide care


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

Call 608-442-1898

WE ARE HIRING

Certified and Support Staff Substitutes

YOU can make a DIFFERENCE here

The Verona Area School District is seeking teacher and support staff substitutes
for the 2016-17 school year in all areas. Pay is $117 per day for teacher subs and
$11.71 per hour for support staff subs. Experience with special needs individuals
and/or Spanish fluency is preferred.

2016-2017 School Year


Part-time positions implementing project-based learning while
building relationships with families and children in grades K-5.
Varying schedules Mon.-Fri., earning $10-12.50 per hour with no nights,
weekends or holidays
Program locations: Stoughton, McFarland, Madison, Middleton,
Mt. Horeb & Waunakee

Apply online at

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www.wisconsinyouthcompany.org/employment |

These positions will remain open until filled.


For more information and to apply online, visit
our website at www.verona.k12.wi.us.

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

STOUGHTON- UPPER 2 bedrooms, one


bath, C/A, parking, water. No Pets. $550
plus utilities. Security deposit and reference. 608-873-4902

NORTH PARK STORAGE


10x10 through 10x40, plus
14x40 with 14' door for
RV & Boats.
Come & go as you please.
608-873-5088

OFFICE SPACES FOR RENT


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

An Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

Chinese Cuisine Cook


As the Chinese cuisine expert on our culinary
team, youll be involved with menu creation,
ingredient preparation, and scratch cooking for
Epic staff, customers, and guests at our newest
dining venue, Chopsticks. In addition to crafting
and carrying out our menu, youll serve as a
mentor for others on the team as they learn the
art and technique of Chinese cuisine.
Requirements:
At least 2 years of authentic Chinese cuisine
experience
International experience preferred
Fine dining, large-volume experience preferred
Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship
To learn more & apply go to careers.epic.com.

CLASSIFIEDS, 873-6671 or 835-6677. It


pays to read the fine print.
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NOW HIRING SEASONAL POSITIONS


AT OUR RETURNS CENTER
conducting on-site interviews
DULUTH TRADING RETURNS CENTER
515 COMMERCE PARKWAY
VERONA WI 53593

OCTOBER 20 21: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM


OCTOBER 22: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION AT WWW.DULUTHTRADING.COM/CAREERS
COMPLETE APPLICATION AND BRING WITH YOU TO JOB FAIR. IF UNABLE TO ATTEND, EMAIL
COMPLETED APPLICATION TO: RESUMES@DULUTHTRADING.COM. OR MAIL COMPLETED
APPLICATION TO: DULUTH TRADING COMPANY, ATTN: HR, PO BOX 409, BELLEVILLE WI 53508

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SHREDDED TOPSOIL
Shredded Garden Mix
Shredded Bark
Decorative Stone
Pick-up or Delivered
Limerock Delivery
O'BRIEN TRUCKING
5995 Cty D, Oregon, WI
608-835-7255
www.obrientrucking.com

STOUGHTON 1616 Kenilworth Ct.


Large 2-BR apts available now.
Pets welcome. Many feature new wood
laminate flooring.
$775-$825/mo. 608-831-4035.
www.madtownrentals.com

801 Office Space For Rent

FRENCHTOWN
SELF-STORAGE
Only 6 miles South of
Verona on Hwy PB.
Variety of sizes available now.
10x10=$60/month
10x15=$70/month
10x20=$80/month
10x25=$90/month
12x30=$115/month
Call 608-424-6530 or
1-888-878-4244

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554 Landscaping, Lawn,


Tree & Garden Work

STOUGHTON- 100 West Street, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, appliances, water, A/C
heat, ceiling fan, on site laundry, well
kept and maintained. Off street parking.
Next to park. On site manager. Available
October 1st, 2016. $670 a month. Please
call 608-238-3815 or email weststreetapartments@yahoo.com with questions

15

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TOMAS PAINTING
Professional, Interior,
Exterior, Repairs.
Free Estimates. Insured.
608-873-6160

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS
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

The Verona Press

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RECOVER PAINTING Offers carpentry,


drywall, deck restoration and all forms of
painting Recover urges you to join in the
fight against cancer, as a portion of every
job is donated to cancer research. Free
estimates, fully insured, over 20 years of
experience. Call 608-270-0440.

705 Rentals

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HALLINAN-PAINTING
WALLPAPERING
**Great-Fall-Rates**
35 + Years Professional
European-Craftsmanship
Free-Estimates
References/Insured
Arthur Hallinan
608-455-3377

October 13, 2016

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ConnectVerona.com

16 The Verona Press - October 13, 2016

KEEP IT IN VERONA!
Think HOMETOWN First

Every Day Freshness


EVERY Day,

Beautiful Flooring
Right Here in Verona!

A NETWORK

Miller & Sons has some of the best fresh


produce, quality meats, deli, spirits and more!

you can

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4G LTE High Speed Network
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associates
Committed to serving the Verona
community since 1998.

Stop in and see us today!

210 S. Main St., Verona 845-6478

Family Owned and Operated Since 1978

30 or more!

407 E. Verona Avenue, Verona, WI


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Let Us Help
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Family Owned for 45 Years!

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Local Resident Since 1959


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(608) 848-6511
www.TheEnglishGardenFloral.com

your homebase for


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Verona
611 Hometown Circle, 608-848-7600

Dine In ~ Carry Out ~ Delivery

Not Just a Pharmacy


Tires
Alignments
Brakes
Exhausts

Every Tuesday

Kids Eat for FREE!

Valid at Verona location only. Age 10 and under.


One kid per paying adult.

100 Keenan Court, Verona

608.848.3600 www.pizzaranch.com
Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 am-9 pm; Fri.-Sat. 11 am-10 pm
Buffet ends 1 hour before store closes.

Go to:

www.pizzaranch.com

Click on Careers

1 OFF
Adult Buffet
$

Purchase

Valid at Verona location only.


Limit 2. Some restrictions apply.
Not valid with other offers.
Expires 11/30/16
Code: LSM2762

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NOW
HIRING

Tune-Ups
Radiators
Batteries
Oil Changes

Engine Repairs
Suspensions
Transmissions
A/C Inspections

Avenue Auto is a Full Line


Auto Repair Service Center

Hours

608-845-8328
503 W. Verona Ave.
Verona, WI 53593
www.avenueautoclinic.com
Mon-Fri 7:00-5:30,
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Shop our excellent selection of gifts


while we fill your prescription

M-F 9am-6pm
Sat 9am-1pm
Closed
Sunday

Crabtree & Evelyn


Products
Milkhouse Creamery
Candles
Willow Tree and More
(HSA cards accepted)

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Kids Night

202 S. Main Street, Verona 848-8020


Check out www.myhometownrx.com
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Your Local Businesses Thank You!

If you would like to see your ad on this page, contact Donna Larson at 845-9559 ext 235 or veronasales@wcinet.com

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