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Village of Oregon

Ice Arena outdoor

expansion returns
Village planner
recommends denial, If You Go
says some events What: Ice arena expan-
sion public hearing
wouldnt fit When: 6:30p.m. Thurs-
day, Aug. 3
SCOTT GIRARD Where: Village Hall
Unified Newspaper Group Info: vil.oregon.wi.us
The Oregon Ice Arena is
looking for support from
the Village of Oregon for the proposed changes,
its planned outdoor facil- which began at the July 13
ities despite the planners Village of Oregon Plan-
recommendation against. ning Commission meet-
The proposal plans ing, continues at the Aug.
a two-net sand volley- 3 meeting, which begins at
ball court, a mini-base- 6:30p.m. in Village Hall.
ball field, concrete slab, Trustees voted in June
seating area and conces- to make the arenas alco-
sions area to the north of hol license permanent
the facility, and a fence and remove restrictions a
would surround the com- year after granting a tem-
plex. But because of the porary picnic license
range of activities, as well that expired in May. At
as current nonpermit- the time, they were made Photo by Scott Girard
ted activities, in the out- aware of the arenas gen- Taylor Wacker, left, and Kaley Frautschy wash DJ during the K9s for a Cause event at Old Stone Pet Lodge.

Clean K9s
door area, Village planner eral outdoor plans and left
Mike Slavney wrote in his approving a security plan
July 25 analysis that hes up to the police chief and
strongly opposed to the the outdoor area plan up to
The public hearing for Turn to Arena/Page 3
An Oregon High School graduate returned home last weekend to help raise money for his fellow military members.
Keean Paltz, who graduated in 2012 and is stationed in Florida in the Air Force, and his parents organized a fundraiser
at his fathers business, Old Stone Pet Lodge, in the Town of Rutland. The event featured dog washes, nail clippings, a
Mowing, maintenance debated dunk tank, bouncy house, food and vendors of pet activities. Money raised will go to the American Warrior Initiative,
which partners with Sun Prairie organization Custom Canines to help bring dogs to people in need, including military
prioritize. veterans.
Residents offer Public works director

Teaching technology together

feedback on Jeff Rau presented four
solutions to the Public
priorities Works committee Monday
night, with hope of get-
KIMBERLY WETHAL ting public feedback: Add
Observer correspondent more staff to the depart- Oregon family presenting at summer camp for geeks conference
each of the past two years. This year, On the Web
ment, mow less, mow less
As Village of Oregon often or move other main- tech conference though, Sam, 8, and Sophia, 10, had Find out more about That Conference and the
tenance projects lower on each gotten into coding in their own Tsais session:
maintenance projects con- SCOTT GIRARD way through programs at their Ore-
tinue to fall behind, the the priority list. Thatconference.com
The discussion Unified Newspaper Group gon schools, and Patrick decided they
public works department should try to present.
turned to the community I want to prove, basically, that cod-
Monday night to help it Turn to Mowing/Page 12 Coding can be a family affair.
For the Tsai family of Oregon, ing is fun, Patrick told the Observer.
it will be next week. The four-per- They wont have any trouble if colored lines on paper and perform
son group father Patrick, moth- Sams excitement about Scratch, a different moves based on the patterns,
er Michelle, son Sam and daughter coding program aimed at kids, is any for people to learn independently
Sophia is among 21 selected pre- indicator. while Patrick helps out around the
Dane senters for the family portion of That Me and (my friend in class) had room.
County Conference, a technology conference the best times of our lives, Sam Patrick hopes the interactive activ-
recalled of his after-school class. ities will allow them to break the
Fair held annually in Wisconsin Dells with
about 1,000 attendees, set for Aug. The family will allow people to go mold of a presenter standing in
photos, 7-9 at the Kalahari Resorts. through up to four stations over an front of the room and talking, instead
results Both Patrick and Michelle work
with programming in their jobs at
hour-long session. Sam will lead the
station on Scratch, Sophie will over-
allowing for hands-on, go at your
own pace learning.
Omni Resources and Consolidated see Sonic Pi a music-making appli- Theyre also helping achieve the
Pages 7-8 Court Automation Programs, respec- cation and Michelle will help people conferences goal of getting more
tively, and Patrick has attended the with App Inventor. And theyll leave
Ozobots, small robots that follow Turn to Tech/Page 12


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South Main Street hosts

11th annual block party
Washington Street turned into a festival Activities were available for the chil-
last Friday when the South Main Street dren, such as face painting, a bouncy
Historic Neighborhood held their 11th house and the Oregon Fire and EMS.
annual block party. This year everyone Along with all the good food, every-
was encouraged to wear crazy hats, and one enjoyed the music of Da Crooners
there were some great ones! with Randy and Shelly Glodowski, David
Donna and Gary Disch and Mela- Briles, Dan Sutter and Al Maslowski.
nie and Doug Woodworth organized the Tom Hermann also played the drums, and
neighborhood event with help from other other talented musicians joined in.
community members.
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Village of Oregon

Splash pad, hotel plans get review Village to remove hazard trees
Unified Newspaper Group
On the agenda
from Main Street property
A pair of long-discussed BILL LIVICK Trustee Jeanne Carpenter
Oregon Ice Arena out- Unified Newspaper Group asked Rau to let neighbors
projects is on the agenda at door addition
the Aug. 3 Village of Oregon of the former church prop-
Planning Commission meet- Splash pad conceptual The village is preparing erty know the trees would
ing. discussion to remove two old maple be coming down.
trees from the former Meth- I want people to be
Both the splash pad proj- Hotel conceptual dis-
odist Church property on aware this is happening,
ect and a new Sleep Inn hotel cussion she said.
proposal are on the commis- North Main Street that the
Landscaping improve- village bought last year. He sent the notices last
sions agenda for conceptu- ments near 123 N. Main
al discussion, which offers a Public works director Jeff week, and this week told the
Rendering courtesy DM Architecture St.
chance for developers to get Rau told the Village Board Observer in an email that he
A rendering of the future Oregon Splash Pad, which would at its July 24 meeting that hadnt heard anything in
feedback from the commis- be located on the west side of the Oregon Community Pool
sion before submitting some- the villages tree consul- response to my notification.
building. The villages Planning Commission will discuss the Rau added the village
thing they would vote on. idea Aug. 3. dozen water features, includ- tant, Arbor Systems, rec-
The commissions meeting ing a Tin Man-like water ommended taking the trees would be contracting Arbor
is set for 6:30p.m. Thursday, cited the expected proposal TIF request. tower, train engine and cov- down because theyre not Systems to assist in felling
Aug. 3, at Village Hall. last December among the vil- Village officials commis- ered wagon. in good shape and present a the trees and doesnt have
lages top initiatives for 2017, sioned a feasibility study But other than outdoor potential hazard. a date set when the trees
Hotel telling the Village Board the for a hotel in 2012 and have restroom facilities connected The two trees are not would be removed.
family was conducting soil asked for proposals over the to the adjacent Oregon Pool, healthy and are a danger, I am assuming that peo-
The hotel project is part
testing on the site. last several years, with none it hasnt been the subject of Rau wrote in a July 27 ple understand the need for
of a years-long attempt to
In an email to the Observ- successful so far. official village discussion. notice sent to property own- them to come down and
bring a hotel to the village.
er, Gracz said at this time The school district which ers in the neighborhood. also appreciate the effort to
It was nearly successful last Splash pad
the developer is looking at a oversees the pool is hop- The Village Board unan- reuse portions of the trees
year before a financial backer
64-room Sleep Inn hotel. The proposed splash pad ing to get the commissions imously approved Raus for a future project, Rau
pulled out of a plan to build a
L a s t y e a r, t h e v i l - project for a site next to the initial reaction to the proj- plan to remove the trees, wrote in the email.
new hotel where apartments
lage approved more than Oregon Pool is beginning its ect, Gracz said. and directed him to notify He noted that during the
are now.
$500,000 in public financing steps into the village approv- Fundraising for the proj- neighbors. review of a proposed assist-
This proposal, which would
to help fund a 52-room Sleep al process. ect began in fall 2015 Rau told trustees that he ed living development at
put a hotel at a vacant lot on
Inn road at 1053 Park St. but The concept the commis- through the Oregon-Brook- inspected three maple trees the site last year, and subse-
the corner of Park Street and
the projects main contributor sion will discuss is the same lyn Optimist Club and has located near the Main Street quent purchase of the land
Rosewood Avenue on the
pulled out of the deal in Sep- as what was unveiled at Sum- so far raised $152,000 of the side of the property in June by the village for a future
villages south side, is from
tember. That hotel had been mer Fest in 2016. It featured $750,000 goal, according to that Arbor Systems had rec- municipal building, trustees
the Coyle family. Village
downsized from a 75-room 6,000 square feet of water the clubs website. ommended be removed. He discussed the status of trees
administrator Mike Gracz had
hotel plan with a $1 million space and more than two determined that two of the at the site and want to save
three were in bad shape and healthy trees whenever pos-
presented a safety threat. sible.
A third sugar maple tree, The village supports
Arena: Proposal for sand volleyball court, seats, concessions situated between what Rau
has identified as Tree 1
trying to save healthy trees
located on the property and
and Tree 3, is healthy and will continue to follow this
Continued from page 1 OIA manager Ben Cowan wrote to we will continue to work with OIA should not come down at charge, he wrote in his let-
village officials in a June email that, board and staff in resolving these this time, he said. ter to the neighbors. Unfor-
the Planning Commission. We just want to make our facility matters, Rau wrote. He added that the village tunately, the two trees slated
Slavneys analysis notes the arena better and more appealing to a wider The new area would be completed would share the trunk wood for removal are not healthy
plans to hold non-sports events like audience. in two phases, according to the pro- with The Wood Cycle, an and are a danger.
music festivals, corporate parties, Slavneys analysis also mentions posal, with the fields, fencing and Oregon-based business that
beer tastings and garage sales and rec- citizen complaints the village has lighting being built this summer and reuses wood from felled Contact Bill Livick at bill.
ommends denying the proposal. He received about existing operations the concrete, seating area and conces- trees. livick@wcinet.com
was strongly opposed to some of and maintenance on the site, includ- sion area planned for spring or sum-
these uses, he wrote, including gen- ing outdoor storage and overnight mer 2018.

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eral admission special events, outdoor parking. The commission will consider a
sales of anything other than food and Although currently prohibited, recommendation to the Village Board
beverage and festivals or parties. these zoning violations are occur- on both the general development plan
I believe the requested range of ring, Slavney wrote. (GDP) and the specific implementa-
outdoor land uses, and the proposed Village public works director Jeff tion plan (SIP), two of the three stages Find updates and links right away.
capacity limit of 1,000 persons is far Rau included photos providing evi- of the planned development process.
beyond what the site can accommo- dence of the complaints in the com- The GDP outlines an allowable Search for us on Facebook
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parking impacts, Slavney wrote. do not continue. He said thats espe- the developer to change any central
Under the proposal, the site would cially important as the completion of part of their plan other than details
operate from 8a.m. until midnight, the Perry Parkway connection nears, like lighting and materials. Those are
with a goal to have this area open as which will make it important that finalized in the SIP, the final stage of
much as possible to offer a variety of everybody (Village included) makes the process.
event possibilities. Alcohol sales are every effort to keep this entrance to You're
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Mary M. Curran 59 and the VFW Aux- and Anna Vogt. Mass Robert M. Byrne ONeill on Septem- a lifelong and devot- (Donald) Clayton, Bet-
iliary Post No. 328. of Christian Buri- ber 22, 1956 at Holy ed member of Holy ty Warnecke, and Neva
Mary was a devoted al will be held at St. Mother of Consolation Mother of Consolation Cavill; and sister-in-
community advocate Ann Catholic Church, Catholic Church. Catholic Church. Bob law Josephine Byrne.
and workers rights 3 2 3 N Va n B u r e n Bob graduated from had many interests but A Mass of Chris-
activist. She was also St., Stoughton, at Oregon High School. his greatest joy was his tian Burial was held at
a dedicated counsel- 1p.m., Friday Aug. He served in the Navy family. Holy Mother of Con-
or for Badger Girls 11, 2017, with Father d u r i n g t h e Ko r e a n He is survived by his solation church, 651
State. Randy Budnar pre- War and was a Radar amazing wife, Mary; N Main St., Oregon, at
Mary was a remark- siding. Burial will be Specialist. Upon his his loving children, 11a.m., Tuesday, Aug.
able woman with a held at St. Francis de return, Bob was a ded- Robert Byrne, Julie 1, 2017, with Father
wide variety of inter- Sales Catholic Ceme- icated Heavy Equip- ( J o d y ) M e d e n wa l d t Gary Wankerl presid-
ests, including wood- tery, Lake Geneva, at ment Operator with and Beth (Teg) Gray; ing. Burial was held
working, gardening, 10:30a.m., Saturday, Mike Oliver/Hamer- two brothers, John H. at St. Marys Catholic
and playing cards. Aug. 12, 2017. Visita- Robert Byrne
sley Construction Byrne, Ray (Karen Cemetery with military
Her many accom- tion will be held at St. for many years and a Smith) Byrne; eight honors. Visitation was
Mary Curran proud member if the grandchildren, Andrew, held at church from
plishments and con- Ann Catholic Church Robert M. Bob
t r i bu t i o n s i n c l u d e from 11a.m. until the Operating Engineers Elis, Tom, Emily, Amy, 9:30a.m. until the time
Mary M. Curran, Byrne, age 80, of Ore- Local 139 for over 50 Lilly, Hannah and Eli; of service on Tues-
starting the Oregon time of the service on gon, passed away
age 83, of Stough- EMS, organizing the Friday, with a joint years. great granddaughter, day. In lieu of flow-
ton, passed away on unexpectedly from an Upon retirement, Evelyn; brother-in-law ers, memorials may be
first Welcome Wagon Pass in Review by apparent heart attack
Thursday, July 27, in Oregon, Wisc., and the American Legion B o b e n j o y e d m a ny Robert Cavill; sister- made to Holy Mother
2017, at Agrace Hos- on Friday, July 28, years of traveling with in-law, Joannie Byrne; of Consolation Cath-
being one of the first Auxiliary Unit No. 2017, at his home.
piceCare. police matrons for the 59 and VFW Auxil- Mary and spending and numerous nieces, olic Church. We will
She was born on He was time with family. Bob nephews, other rela- carry Bob in our hearts
City of Lake Geneva. iary Post No. 328 at born on
Aug. 4, 1933, in Mary is survived 12:45p.m. wa s h o n o r e d t o g o tives and many, many forever. May God hold
Pittsburgh, Pa., the November on the Badger Hon- friends. Bob in the palm of his
by six children, Ellen I n l i e u o f f l ow- 10, 1936,
daughter of Peter Curran, Fred (Lin) ers, memorials may or Flight to Washing- He was preceded hand until we meet
Simon Vogt and Anna in Madi- ton D.C. several years in death by his par- again.
Curran, Rita (Gary be made to Agrace son, the son of Thom-
Frances Vogt (Sauer). Christopher) Sperry, HospiceCare, 5395 ago. He also enjoyed ents; brothers, Har- Online condolences
She married Charles as and Eva (Aldrich) going for coffee with old T. Byrne, Cletus may be made at gun-
Cathy (Brian) Mog- E. Cheryl Parkway, Byrne. He married the
J. Curran on Oct. 9, den, Chuck (Julie) Fitchburg, WI 53711 friends and discuss- (Jean Ann) Byrne; dersonfh.com.
1954, at St. Joseph love of his life, Mary ing life events. He was three sisters, Mary Lou
C u r r a n a n d To n y or Camp American
Catholic Church in (Kate Hinner-Cur- Legion, 8529 County
Lyons, Wis. ran) Curran; eight Road D, Lake Toma-
Mary worked for grandchildren; six hawk, WI 54539.
WPS, as an insurance great-grandchildren; Online condolences Karen Landerud education. She taught Landerud Bus Service as well as many nieces,
adjuster and also a siblings, Anna Marie may be made at gun- elementary school in from 1967 until its sale nephews and cousins.
union steward. Addi- Foltz and Lawrence dersonfh.com. Rio and McFarland. in 1978. They traveled She was preceded in
tionally, she worked (Delores) Vogt, as On August 27, 1947 by car or camper all death by her parents,
as an upholstery Gunderson s h e m a r r i e d Wa l t e r over the United States, Joseph in 1939, Adelia
well as many nieces Stoughton
instructor for MATC. and nephews. Landerud at her home often visiting extend- in 1959 and her hus-
She had lifetime She was preceded Funeral & Crema- in Stoughton. They ed family and friends, band, Walter in 2006.
memberships with in death by her hus- tion Care lived on their farm in as well as making new Funeral services was
the American Legion band, Charles, and 1358 Hwy 51 the Town of Dunn all friends while attending held at 2p.m., Thurs-
Auxiliary Unit No. her parents; Peter their married life. Norwegian and music day, August 3, 2017 at
608-873-4590 While raising festivals. In 1990 they Skaalen Chapel, 400 N.
three children, Karen left the car at home and Morris Street, Stough-
enjoyed many hobbies, flew to Norway, a trip ton, with Pastor Jim
including canning, of a lifetime. Koza and Pastor Tim
baking, cake decorat- Karen is survived Dean officiating,. Inter-
Karen Landerud ing, music, rosemal- by her brother and ment will be at Upper
ing, carving, birding sister-in-law, Joseph McFarland Cemetery.
Karen Landerud, and taking pictures to and Marylis Hansen, Friends and family may
95, passed away in the document family life. Stoughton; her chil- call from 1p.m. until
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Vol. 133, No. 5 early morning hours At Christmastime, she dren, David (Jacqui) on the time of the service
USPS No. 411-300 of July 29, 2017 at had Norwegian treats the home farm, Margit at the chapel. Memo-
Periodical Postage Paid, Oregon, WI and additional offices. Skaalen Nursing Home, of rosettes and krum- (David) Schiefelbe- rials may be made to
Published weekly on Thursday by the Unified Newspaper Group, Stoughton. kaka as well as lefse in in McFarland and Skaalen Nursing and
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POSTMASTER: Send Address Corrections to 14, 1922 in Stoughton,
The Oregon Observer, PO Box 930427, Verona, WI 53593. by oyster stew on New ton in Oregon; along or McFarland Luther-
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Office Location: 156 N. Main Street, Oregon, WI 53575 and Adelia Hansen.
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Thursday Karen and Walter Christopher (Erika) ly wishes to thank the
Karen was baptized were faithful members Landerud, Peter (Mar- Skaalen staff for their
Phone: 608-835-6677 FAX: 608-835-0130 and confirmed at First
e-mail: ungeditor@wcinet.com of McFarland Lutheran ki) Landerud, Hans loving care of Karen.
Lutheran Church in Church where Karen (Katie) Schiefelbein, We will all miss her
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This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. Stoughton High School Together they partici- and Breanna Huston; memories of Karen at
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Kathy Neumeister
Advertising Jeremy Jones Reports are taken from daily card. The suspect had a history of works to take the light down. It
Dawn Zapp ungsportseditor@wcinet.com briefings provided by the Oregon abusing the victim. was unknown when the pole was
oregonsales@wcinet.com Assistant Editor Police Department. 6:04 a .m. Officers on patrol hit.
Classifieds Scott Girard noticed at least three cars that 6:30 p.m. A 19-year-old man
Diane Beaman ungreporter@wcinet.com M ay 29 had been gone through, two on was arrested on a charge of do-
10:03 p.m. A 28-year-old man the 500 block of Ash Street and mestic disorderly conduct in the
ungclassified@wcinet.com Reporters
was found unresponsive and EMS one on the 700 block of Edenber- 1200 block of Union Road after a
Inside Sales Samantha Christian, Bill Livick, administered Narcan, which re- ry Lane. Nothing had been stolen verbal altercation. A 41-year-old
Monica Morgan Anthony Iozzo, vived him. Police found a sand- from any of the vehicles. man told the suspect he was not
insidesales@wcinet.com Amber Levenhagen, wich bag of marijuana and a pill of 8:58 a.m. A suspect cut a hole welcome at the residence, but the
Scott De Laruelle, Helu Wang Clonazepam at the residence, and to the back screen door leading to suspect then allegedly grabbed a
the man told Madison paramedics a porch on the 900 block of Car- bucket of chicken from the house
Unified Newspaper Group, a division of he had snorted Oxycodone and noustie Way in an attempted rob- and took it outside. While he
Woodward Communications,Inc. Clonazepam. bery. No one was able to enter the eventually returned the chicken,
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disorderly conduct while armed, cles were gone through overnight. an fell on the 900 block of Janes-
domestic battery, second degree One car was on the 400 block of ville Street and was uncooperative
NATIONAL NEWSPAPER reckless endangering safety and Ash Street, two on the 1100 block with EMS when they responded.
ASSOCIATION theft after an attempt by her girl- of Lincoln Road, one on the 100 She blew a .27 on a preliminary
friend to end their relationship. block of Amanda Court and one breathalyzer test and had trouble
SUBSCRIPTION RATES The woman allegedly picked up a on the 300 block of Pine Way. remembering where she was or
One Year in Dane Co. & Rock Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37 knife and held it in a threatening what happened. She was taken
One Year Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 fashion. The victim grabbed the June 2 to the hospital with severe knee
knife, which caused a small cut 10:37 a .m. A car struck the pain.
Oregon Observer on her thumb. The suspect also light pole next to the Oregon Bowl
Stoughton Courier Hub Verona Press stole the victims mileage debit on Spring Street, requiring public Compiled by Scott Girard
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OSHP to perform
Sondheim on

Photo by Beth Skogen

Shadow Drum and Bugle Corps snare drummer Derrick Small is seen at the front of the battery during warm up before the Photo submitted
Drum Corps International (DCI) competition in Middleton on July 9. Oregon Straw Hat Players will be performing Sond-
heim on Sondheim from Aug. 4-12. From left are,

Summer of drumming in Oregon

Natalie Long, Randy Kessenich, Samantha Elmer, Jacki
Gessert, Caitlin Rutz, Becky Rosenow and Rei Tangko.

annual chance to host a before national finals later They may not have the Prairie View Ele-
Oregon to host Drum big-time Drum Corps Inter- this month in Indianapo- their traditional spacious mentary Schools Lit-
Corps Friday night national competition, with If You Go lis. Ten judges from Drum ve n u e a t t h e O r eg o n tle Theater and also at
groups coming in from as Corps International will High School performing Charlies on Main.
SCOTT DE LARUELLE far away as Quebec, Texas, What: Shadow Showcase be on hand to evaluate the
Drum Corps Interna- arts center for their sum- Its more of a caba-
Unified Newspaper Group California and New Hamp- competitors, which Patter- mer musical, but that ret dinner theater sort of
shire. tional Competition son said can be interesting hasnt stopped the show production, show pro-
After a summer of hard The event is something When: 7p.m. Friday, to watch in itself. for the Oregon Straw ducer Steve Zach told
work and plenty of miles on the band and its fans have Aug. 4 They are out there run- Hat Players. the Observer last week.
the road, Oregons Shadow been waiting a whole year Where: Oregon High ning around on the field, With the school under This is different it
Drum and Bugle Corps is for, said Sonja Patterson of School Panther Stadium really focusing on the dif- construction this sum- will be more intimate.
ready to strut their stuff in the Oregon Band Boosters. 456 N. Perry Pkwy. ferent aspects of the judg- m e r, t h e g r o u p w i l l
front of the home crowd. The group, which features ing, because its high com- perform the Broadway Email Unified Newspa-
The group, made up brass, percussion and a col- Info: Visit dci.org petition, she said. There musical review on the per Group reporter Scott
around 50 youths from the or guard, has been practic- is a lot of time put into it, life and works of Ste- De Laruelle at scott.
Oregon area and around ing all summer, she said and high expectations. phen Sondheim, Sond- delaruelle@wcinet.com.
80 from various parts of that is, when theyre not third year doing a show Email Unified Newspaper heim on Sondheim at
the Midwest, will compete traveling around the Mid- here. Group reporter Scott De
Friday night in the Shad- west to perform. The show has some add- Laruelle at scott.delaruel-
ow Showcase at OHS Pan- Were very excited about ed importance, as its one le@wcinet.com.
ther Stadium. Its Oregons this, she said. This is our of the final competitions If You Go
What: Oregon Straw Hat Players production of
Sondheim on Sondheim

Library calling all LEGO creators When: 7:30p.m. Friday, Aug. 4 and Saturday Aug.
5, 2p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2; 7:30p.m. Thursday, Aug.
10, Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12
Register for building in Fitchburg, while winners Contact the library if you Where: Prairie View Elementary School, 300 Soden
event by Aug. 7
in the team/family catego-
ry receive a $20 gift card.
If You Go do not have blocks to use.
The creation must be
Drive (Aug. 4-6) and Charlies on Main, 113 S. Main
St. (Aug. 10-12)
Registration is required to What: Oregon Public an original ones made
SCOTT DE LARUELLE compete, and entry forms Library LEGO Challenge exactly from a kit will not Info: oshponline.org
Unified Newspaper Group must be returned by Aug. 7. When: Noon Friday, Aug. be eligible for prizes. Par-
B eg i n n i n g T h u r s d a y, 11 through 1p.m. Satur- ticipants can use parts from
LEGO builders of all ages Aug. 10, people can bring day, Aug. 12 kits but the creation must
are asked to bring their lat- in their creations anytime not look like the picture on
est creations to the library between 9a.m. and 8p.m. Where: Oregon Public the box.
for a fun contest next week- Judging will take place Library, 256 Brook St. Projects must be no big-
end. And whether youre from 9a.m. to noon on Fri- Info: Call 835-3656 or ger than 2 feet by 2 feet
working on a solo project
or are part of a team effort,
day, and will be based on email orelib@oregonli-
creativity and originality, brary.org
presentation and, building
wide and 4 feet tall. People
can bring more than one
creation if they all fit into
Deer Creek
there are a variety of cate-
gories for everyone: grades skill. the 2 feet by 2 feet space.
K-1, grades 2-3, grades In the meantime, people Please pick up creations
can check out the creations The rules by 3p.m. on Saturday, Aug.
4-6, teen/adult and team/
family. Winners in each from noon to 6p.m. Friday Competitors must use 12 or contact library staff HILLBILLY
and from 9a.m. to 1p.m. their own LEGO or sim- about other arrangements.
category receive a $10 gift
card to Bricks & Minifigs Saturday. ilar-type plastic blocks. SPORTING CLAYS

Group provides safe place for ethical discussions

Observer correspondent
discussions started by
McCoid, pastor at Com-
have ranged from suicide to
domestic violence. If You Go
August 19, 2017
munity of Life Church Having this group is a 12:00-6:00 p.m. - Chicken and/or
Pastor Jim McCoid had in Oregon, that provide a valuable resource to the What: Lifetree Cafe
the perfect opportunity to safe place for attendees community, said Halli BBQ Ribs, Potato, Vegetable, Dessert
When: 6:30-7:30p.m.
demonstrate the evenings to engage in ethical con- Goolsby, who is the wor- every Thursday & Coffee/Milk - $10
lesson on personal respon- versations in a polite atmo- ship director at the Commu-
sibility during a recent sphere. The group currently nity of Life Church. Where: Headquarters Bar 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lifetree Cafe event. meets every Thursday at McCoid said his goal is and Restaurant 50 Bird Hillbilly Sporting Clays - $15
When an elderly woman the Headquarters bar and to build the group that cur- Info: facebook.com/Com- Youth Age 17 & Under - $5 discount
needed assistance finding restaurant from 6:30p.m. to rently brings in between munityOfLife/?pnref=lhc
the front door of the Head- 7:30p.m. four to eight attendees on Shoot & Eat $20
quarters bar and restaurant, At the most recent meet- average up to somewhere
ing, the discussion focused between 12 to 20 attend- Raffle Drawings at 7:00 p.m.
McCoid interrupted his talk
to the five attendees to show
her the way.
on race and diversity, spe-
cifically how everyone has
ees, which would allow the
group to break into smaller
the church.
Weve had more people
Deer Creek Sport & Conservation Club
The talk at the July a personal responsibility in discussion groups. from Madison and Fitch-
8745 Miller Rd., Verona, WI

27 meeting was part of society and how to make Goolsby also hopes the burg than our church, we
an ongoing series of the best choices on person- group can grow, including just need to get the word Contact: Ray Gilden, (608) 832-6261
al decisions. Past topics with people from outside of out, said Goolsby.
6 August 3, 2017 Oregon Observer ConnectOregonWI.com

Coming up Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church Good Shepherd Lutheran
Coloring group 1/2-inch binders. Donations will be by Lil Buddys; and Aug. 22 with Back 2951 Chapel Valley Rd., Fitchburg Church ECLA
collected at the senior center until Fri- 40 and food by Ziggys. (608) 276-7729 Central Campus: Raymond Road and
The senior center will offer an adult day, Aug. 18. For information, visit oregonwi.com. Interim pastor Whitney Way
coloring group at 12:30 p.m. the fourth For information, call 835-5801. SUNDAY SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
Thursday of each month. Sew-n-share 8:30 a.m. classic service SUNDAY - 8:15, 9:30 and10:45 a.m.
Coloring materials are provided. Just Library storytimes Sew a bookmark to share or keep
10:45 a.m. new song service Worship West Campus: Corner of Hwy.
come to relax your mind, tap into your PD and Nine Mound Road, Verona
The library will hold Everybody during Sew-n-Share at the library from Brooklyn Lutheran Church SUNDAY - 9 &10:15 a.m., 6 p.m.
creativity and spend time with others. Storytime for ages 0-6 at 10 a.m. Tues- 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, August 8. 101 Second Street, Brooklyn Worship (608) 271-6633
For information, call 835-5801. days, Wednesdays and Fridays through Geared towards ages 10-17, the (608) 455-3852
Pastor Rebecca Ninke Hillcrest Bible Church
Wellness Walks Aug. 4. There will be short stories, library will provide all supplies and SUNDAY 752 E. Netherwood, Oregon
puppets, songs, fingerplays, movement sewing machines. Beginners are wel- 9 a.m. Holy Communion Eric Vander Ploeg, Lead Pastor
The Oregon Area Wellness Coalition activities and crafts. come and can learn how to sew on a 10 a.m. Fellowship (608) 835-7972, www.hbclife.com
is sponsoring Wednesday Wellness Bouncing Babies Storytime for machine and sew a button by hand. SUNDAY
Walks, which start at the senior center ages 0-12 months will be held at 11 Community of Life Lutheran 8:30 a.m. worship at the Hillcrest
Registration is required and can be Church Campus and 10:15 a.m. worship with
at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. People will be a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 1. The done online or by calling 835-3656.
PO Box 233, Oregon Childrens ministries, birth 4th grade
taking a brisk walk for 45 minutes each program consists of 15 minutes of sto- (608) 286-3121, office@
week, rain or shine, through October. rytime and 15 minutes of social and Brain injury program communityoflife.us Holy Mother of Consolation
Those interested should bring an ID play time for children and caregivers Pastor Jim McCoid Catholic Church
Karl Curtis, executive director of the SUNDAY 651 N. Main Street, Oregon
and water bottle. Coffee and water will to develop early literacy skills through Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin,
10 a.m. Worship at 1111 S. Perry Pastor: Fr. Gary Wankerl
be available at the senior center after the rhymes and songs. will present a program about brain inju- Parkway, Oregon (608) 835-5763
walk. For information, call 835-3656. ries at the senior center at 10:45 a.m. holymotherchurch.weconnect.com
For information, call 835-5801. Wednesday, August 9. Brooklyn Community United SATURDAY: 5 p.m. Worship
Sounds of Summer Methodist Church SUNDAY: 8 and 10:15 a.m. Worship
School supplies His presentation But It Was Just a 201 Church Street, Brooklyn
The Sounds of Summer concerts Little Bump on the Head will explain (608) 455-3344 Peoples United Methodist
The senior center is partnering with return to Waterman Triangle Park from the importance of seeing a doctor if you Pastor George Kaminski Church
the Oregon Youth Center to gather 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 22 hit your head and feel woozy. He will SUNDAY 103 North Alpine Parkway, Oregon
school supply donations for kids in the (no concert Aug. 1). The rain location discuss how the brain works, the dan- 9 a.m. Worship (Nov.-April) Pastor Jason Mahnke
10:30 a.m. Worship (May-Oct.) (608)835-3755, www.peoplesumc.org
Oregon School District who need them is Rome Corners Intermediate School. gers of untreated head trauma (even if Communion is the 1st & 3rd weekend
most. Food and soft drinks will be offered you think it wasnt that bad) and the Faith Evangelical Lutheran SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
Most wanted items are pocket fold- from 6-8 p.m. leading causes and symptoms of con- Church SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship and Sunday
ers, washable markers, scissors, high- 143 Washington Street, Oregon school; 10:30 a.m. Worship
The schedule is Aug. 8 with The Byrd cussions and more serious brain inju- (608) 835-3554
lighters, glue sticks, Scotch tape, col- Brothers with food by JL Richards; ries. Interim pastor St. Johns Lutheran Church
ored pencils, No. 2 pencils, wide-ruled Aug. 15 with Red Hot Horn Dawgs Lunch will be offered after the pro- SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship 625 E. Netherwood, Oregon
spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper, after a 6-6:45 p.m. performance by gram. To reserve a spot, or for informa- Holy Communion 2nd & last Pastor Paul Markquart (Lead Pastor)
3-by-5-inch index cards, fine-tipped Academy of Sound students with food tion, call 835-5801. Sundays (608) 835-3154
dry erase markers, 1-inch binders and WEDNESDAY - 6 p.m. Worship
First Presbyterian Church SATURDAY - 5 p.m. Worship
408 N. Bergamont Blvd. (north of SUNDAY - 9 a.m. Worship
Community calendar CC), Oregon, WI
(608) 835-3082 - fpcoregonwi.org Vineyard Community Church
Pastor Kathleen Owens Oregon Community Bank & Trust, 105
SUNDAY S. Alpine Parkway, Oregon - Bob Groth,
Thursday, August 3 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Madison Speed- 2-6 p.m., Oregon Farmers Market, 10 a.m. Service Pastor
11 a.m. to noon or 6:15-7:15 p.m., way Marketplace, 1122 Sunrise Dorn True Value Hardware parking 10:15 a.m. Sunday School (608) 513-3435, welcometovineyard.
Kids Triathlon Clinics, Zone Fitness Road, 575-4097 lot, 131 W. Richards Road 11 a.m. Fellowship com
and Training, 280 W. Netherwood 12:30-2:30 p.m., Board games, 7-8 p.m., Sounds of Summer Con- 11:15 a.m. Adult Education SUNDAY - 10 a.m. Worship
Road, 835-9094 library, 835-3656 cert: The Byrd Brothers, Waterman Fitchburg Memorial UCC Zwingli United Church of Christ
2-2:45 p.m., ZooZort animal 7:30 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Triangle Park, oregonwi.com 5705 Lacy Road, Fitchburg Paoli
program, Prairie View Elementary Players presents Sondheim on (608) 273-1008, www.memorialucc. At the Intersection of Hwy. 69 & PB
Wednesday, August 9 org Rev. Sara Thiessen
School, 300 Soden Dr., oregonpub- Sondheim ($17, $15 seniors and
$12 students), Prairie View Ele- 10:45 a.m., Brain Injury Informa- Interim pastor Laura Crow (608) 845-5641
liclibrary.com tional Program, senior center, 835- SUNDAY SUNDAY -
6-7:45 p.m., Sew What: beverage mentary, 300 Soden Dr., oshpon- 9:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Family Worship
line.org 5801
cozy (registration required), library, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Computer Class:
835-3656 Sunday, August 6 Exploring your iPad and iPhone
6:30-8 p.m., Free living trust work- 2:30 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat ($20), senior center, 835-5801
shop, Krause Donovan Estate Law Players presents Sondheim on
Thursday, August 10
Support groups
Partners, 116 Spring St., 268-5751 Sondheim ($17, $15 seniors and Alcoholics Anonymous Relationship & Divorce
Friday, August 4 $12 students), Prairie View Elemen- 2-4 p.m., Escape room (ages meeting, First Support Group, State
7 p.m., Drum and Bugle Corps, tary, 300 Soden Dr., oshponline.org 10-17, registration required), library, Presbyterian Church, Bank of Cross Plains,
OHS Panther Stadium, oregonwi. Monday, August 7 every Monday and every other Monday at
com 1:30-2:30 p.m., Build-a-Story: Friday, August 11 Friday at 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Flexiblocks, library, 835-3656 7:30 p.m., Oregon Straw Hat Caregiver Support Veterans Group,
Players presents Sondheim on Players presents Sondheim on Group, Oregon Area Oregon Area Senior
Sondheim ($17, $15 seniors and Tuesday, August 8 Sondheim ($17, $15 seniors and Senior Center, third Center, every second
$12 students), Prairie View Elemen- 2-3:30 p.m., Sew n Share (ages $12 students), Charlies on Main, Monday of each month Wednesday at 9 a.m.
tary, 300 Soden Dr., oshponline.org 10-17, registration required), library, 113 S. Main St., oshponline.org at 9 a.m.
835-3656 Weight-Loss Support
Saturday, August 5 Dementia Caregivers Group, Oregon Area
Supper and Support, Senior Center, every
fourth Wednesday of Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Community cable listings Senior center every month from 6-7:30 Navigating Life Elder
Monday, August 7 Monday, August 7 p.m., Sienna Crest, 845 Support Group, Peoples
Village of Oregon Cable Access TV channels: Swiss Steak MorningDiabetic Foot Care Market St., Suite 1 United Methodist
WOW #983 & ORE #984
Phone: 291-0148 Email: oregoncableaccess@charter.net Rice 9:00 CLUB Diabetes Support Church, 103 N. Alpine
Website: ocamedia.com Facebook: ocamediawi Mixed Greens, Tomato 10:00 Dominoes Group, Oregon Area Pkwy., every first
New programs daily at 1 p.m. Slices & Dressing 1:00 Get Fit Senior Center, second Monday at 7 p.m.
and repeats at 4, 7 and 10 p.m. and 1, 4, 7 and 10 a.m. Fruit cup 1:30 Bridge Thursday of each month
Thursday, Aug. 3 Monday, Aug. 7 Oatmeal Cookie 3:30 Weight Loss Support at 1:30 p.m.
WOW: Village & Town WOW: Village of VO- Veggie Meatballs Tuesday, August 8
of Oregon Joint Board Oregon Board Meeting Tuesday, August 8 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced Getting Our Lives in Order
Meeting (of July 26) LIVE 5pm Chicken Macaroni 9:30 Wii Bowling I will instruct you and teach you in the way you
ORE: OHS Girls Soccer ORE: OMS Orchestra Salad 9:45 Zumba Gold should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on
Playoffs vs Wilmot Union Performance (of May 8) Four Bean Salad 10:30 Parkinsons Exercise you. Psalm 32:8 NIV
(of June 1) Tuesday, Aug. 8 Fresh Orange 12:30 Sheepshead
Friday, Aug. 4 WOW: Sounds of Peach Cobbler 12:30 Shopping at Pick-N-Save If you are unhappy with your life, or with certain
WOW: Senior Center Summer: Marcy & the VO- Pasta Salad with Cheese 7:00 Sounds of Summer aspects of it and everyone has some area of their life
Ice Cream Social w/ The Hilights (of July 25 Wednesday, August 9 Concert at Triangle Park that needs work perhaps it is because you have tried
Sutter Brothers (of ORE: OHS Choir Cheeseburger on Wednesday, August 9 to manage it by yourself. It might relieve you to know
July 13) Variety Show (of May 11) Whole Wheat Bun 9:00 CLUB that God has a better plan for your life than you do,
ORE: Oregon Library Wednesday, Aug. 9 BBQ Baked Beans 9:00 Wednesday Walkers and it takes a lot of the pressure off ourselves when
Presents: Adventures in WOW: National Night Mandarin Oranges 10:45 Brain Injury Program we decide to live by Gods plan. We arent responsible
Travel (of July 31) Out (of Aug. 1) Ice Cream Treat 1:00 Get Fit for our being here, since none of us created ourselves,
Saturday, Aug. 5 ORE: Oregon Library: VO- Egg Salad Sandwich 1:00 Euchre and so it shouldnt surprise us to realize that our
WOW: Marc Croft Mad Scientist @ PVE (of Thursday, August 10 3:30 iPad/iPhone Class Creator already has a plan for us. We should of course
Band @ Monona Concert July 27) **My Meal, My Way Thursday, August 10 take some responsibility for our own well-being, striv-
Series (of June 26) Thursday, Aug. 10 Lunch at Ziggys Smokehouse Morning: Chair Massage ing to be as happy, healthy and virtuous as possible,
ORE: OHS Marching WOW: Village of (drop in between 11:30 a.m. 8:30 Zumba Gold Advanced but putting the responsibility for our entire life and life
Band Thank You Oregon Board Meeting and 1 p.m.) 9:00 Pool Players plan on ourselves is too heavy a burden. It is folly to
Performance (of July 29) (of Aug. 7) Friday, August 11 9:00 COA try to be the engineer and director of our own lives.
Sunday, Aug. 6 ORE: Oregon Lemon Baked Fish 9:45 Zumba Gold Many of us have lived poorly by following our own
WOW: Faith Evangelical Community Band (of Baked Potato Half 12:30 Shopping at Bills path and need some help from God to get it together.
Lutheran Church Service June 6) Coleslaw 1:00 Cribbage Consider Gods word as a users manual for how to
ORE: Oregon Rye Bread Friday, August 11 get your life together. If youre not sure what God has
Community Band (of May Apple Crisp 9:00 CLUB planned for you, a good place to start in the Bible is
30) VO- Black Bean Burger 9:30 Blood Pressure the Book of Proverbs. It is filled with Godly wisdom
SO- Fruit & Veggie Plate 1:00 Get Fit for living a good life.
Christopher Simon
*Contains Pork
ConnectOregonWI.com August 3, 2017 Oregon Observer 7

Oregon youth at the

Dane County Fair

July 19-23, 2017 Blue Ribbon Summer

4-H and FFA exhibitors from around the county brought

their animals and projects to the Alliant Energy Center
grounds for the 166th annual Dane County Fair, which ran
from July 19-23.

Oregon represented
at meat sale
The 46th Annual Meat averaged $3.34 per pound
Animal Sale at the 2017 and steers averaged $2.43
Dane County Fair grossed per pound.
$192,901.55, according to The Reserve Champion
Dane County Meat Animal Market Lamb, shown by
Sale Officials. Brooke Ace of Oregon, was
The sale attracted wide purchased by Stoughton
community support with a FFA Alumni, for $8.00 per
total of 118 animals sold in pound.
the sale: 36 sheep, 46 hogs,
and 36 steers. Sheep aver-
aged $7.08 per pound, hogs

Top 10 buyers
Buyer Price
Photo submitted by Pam Beyler 1. Woodmans $29,911.60
Show Day Team Caine from Brooklyn Mighty Mites, Oregon FFA and Oregon Headliners. 2. Fahey Pump & Electric $25,498.25
3. Pearl City Elevator $11,498.00
4. Lorenz Masonry Inc. $11,079.00
5. The Scharine Group $10,287.00
6. Landmark Services Co-op $9,431.45
7. Stoughton FFA Alumni $6.623.50
8. BMO Harris Bank $6,483.00
9. Seedlink LLC $6,018.75
10. Waunakee Vet Service $5,922.50

Gabe Klahn and Local 4-H/FFA Kids

want to say
Thank You
to Louie Fahey
for all of his Support
at the Local
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Photo submitted by Alicia Russell

Girish Rusell, Brooklyn Mighty Mites 4-H Club, shows his
pig at the swine show. to this years fair participants!

To All Fair Participants!

Photo submitted by Michelle Bergeland Mount Horeb

Ava and Grace Bergeland, with the Oregon Headliners 4-H

Club, pose with Grand and Reserve Champion Standard

breed chickens. 2737 Gust Rd.,Verona, WI (608) 845-3800
adno=532399-01 www.sloans.com
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Photo submitted
Bailey Clark, member of the Oregon Headliners 4-H Club, shares her knowledge of dairy with fair visitors.

Photo submitted by Pam Beyler

Caitlin Beyler with her dogs Cinder and Dakota. She won
awards in Dog Show, Grand Champion Showmanship,
Photo submitted by Michelle Bergeland Photo submitted by Dave Brickley Grand Champion Brace, Reserve Champion Rally and
Claire Bergeland showing her fairy Garden exhibit as a With the Oregon Headliners 4-H Club, Russell Outhouse Reserve Champion Obedience.
cloverbud project. She is a member of the Oregon Head- presenting Connor Brickley with the Shotgun Skeet Shooting
liners 4-H club. Grand Champion trophy.

2017 Dane County Fair Results

Russsell Outhouse, Ore- Ava Bergeland, Oregon Philly Ruth, Brooklyn Brynn Mancusi, Oregon
Dairy gon Headliners Headliners
Cats Mighty Mites Headliners
Champion: Reserve Champion Grace Bergeland, Oregon Champion: Robbie Ruth, Brooklyn
Alizabeth Grady, Oregon Kajal Russell, Brooklyn Headliners P a r k e r E r t l , O r e g o n Mighty Mites Mechanical Projects
FFA Mighty Mites John Ruth, Brooklyn Headliners Russsell Outhouse, Ore- Award of Merit:
Reserve Champion: Mighty Mites (2) gon Headliners Joshua Menendez,
Alizabeth Grady, Oregon Sheep Plant and Soil Science Zach Lafrombois, Brook- Brooklyn Mighty Mites
FFA Reserve Champion Rabbits Champion: lyn Mighty Mites
Philly Ruth, Brooklyn Morgan Eng, Brooklyn Reserve Champion: Tanner Clark, Oregon Award of Merit: Foods and Nutrition
Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Abbegail Menendez, Headliners Cole Xander, Brooklyn Champion:
Brooklyn Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Irene Mccartney, Brook-
Beef Horse and Pony A l ex a n d e r M o n a r s k i , Natural Sciences Robbie Ruth, Brooklyn lyn Mighty Mites
Champion: Champion: Brooklyn Mighty Mites (2) Champion: Mighty Mites J d M a t h e r, B r o o k l y n
Girish Russell, Brooklyn Philly Ruth, Brooklyn Tanner Clark, Oregon Caitlin Beyler, Brooklyn Cultural Arts Mighty Mites
Mighty Mites (2) Mighty Mites Headliners Mighty Mites Julia Hutchinson, Brook-
Morgan Eng, Brooklyn Robbie Ruth, Brooklyn Cole Xander, Brooklyn Champion: lyn Mighty Mites
Mighty Mites Mighty Mites Dogs Mighty Mites Alizabeth Grady, Oregon Kajal Russell, Brooklyn
Reserve Champion Sam Hanner, Oregon FFA Champion: Connor Brickley, Oregon Headliners Mighty Mites
Frannie Ruth, Brooklyn Reserve Champion: Alexa Stoffels, Oregon Headliners Award of Merit: Reserve Champion:
Mighty Mites A b b e g a i l M e n e n d e z , Headliners (2) Faith Majors-culp, Claire Michels, Oregon Alexa Stoffels, Oregon
Girish Russell, Brooklyn Brooklyn Mighty Mites Brynn Mancusi, Oregon Brooklyn Mighty Mites Headliners Headliners (2)
Mighty Mites (2) Sam Hanner, Oregon FFA Headliners Robbie Ruth, Brooklyn Remi Cooper, Brooklyn
Morgan Eng, Brooklyn (2) Caitlin Beyler, Brooklyn Mighty Mites Photography Mighty Mites
Mighty Mites Mighty Mites (2) Reserve Champion: Champion:
Poultry Reserve Champion: Austin Kramer, Oregon A l ex a n d e r M o n a r s k i , Clothing
Swine Caitlin Beyler, Brooklyn FFA Brooklyn Mighty Mites
Champion: Champion:
Champion: Mighty Mites (2) Brett Stoffels, Oregon Taylor Martin, Brooklyn
Headliners Woodworking Mighty Mites
Animal and Veterinary Irene Mccartney, Brook- Champion: Reserve Champion
Congratulations Science
lyn Mighty Mites
Jordan Beyler, Oregon liners
Irene Johll, Oregon Head- Alexa Stoffels, Oregon
Headliners (2)
Verona A l ex a n d e r M o n a r s k i , Tanner Clark, Oregon Alizabeth Grady, Oregon
Josie Ruth, Brooklyn Headliners Headliners (2)
Brooklyn Mighty Mites (2) Mighty Mites
Reserve Champion: Remi Cooper, Brooklyn

Area Fair Mighty Mites

Knitting and
Participants Proudly supports all the area participants in the
Dane County Fair and the following product lines: Alexa Stoffels, Oregon
Family and Child
Award of Merit:
Alizabeth Grady, Oregon
Demonstrations and
407 E. Verona Ave. Presentations
Juda, WI Brooklyn, WI
Verona, WI 53593 608.934.5201 608.455.2411

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Jeremy Jones, sports editor
845-9559 x226 ungsportseditor@wcinet.com
Thursday, August 3, 2017
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Four Tigersharks reach podium

Special to the Observer

The 12&Under Wisconsin State

Swimming Championships started
Friday in Brown Deer. And while the
weather outside was absolutely beau-
tiful, the pool was burning hot with
some fast Tigershark swimmers,
serving notice to other clubs that the
Tigersharks are to be reckoned with
this year in the championships.
Izzy Block, 12, had a huge first
day in Brown Deer at the champion-
ships bringing home 26.5 points for
the Tigersharks. Block visited the
medal podium twice in two events
Friday, taking fifth in the 100-yard
backstroke dropping -5.90 seconds
in the effort, and finished sixth by
dropping 0.82 seconds in the 50
meter freestyle.
Savannah Acker, 11, served notice
for the Tigersharks in the first event
at state, the 200 butterfly. Seeded
seeded 11th on a conversion yard
time, Acker came home literally fly-
ing in 2:56.04 to take sixth on the
Acker also swam the 400 freestyle
dropping 37.19 seconds and taking
a 12th place ribbon for the Tiger-
sharks. Acker brought home 18 team
points after the first day of swim-
Hunter Dobrinsky, 12, competed
in the 100 backstroke and 400 free.
Dobrinsky dropped -2.62 in a fast
100 backstroke to earn a 13th place
ribbon. In the 400 free, he dropped
-12.20 seconds just to get out
touched for a medal and took home a
ninth-place ribbon, earning 13 more Photo by John Dobrinsky
points for the Tigersharks. Finnley Conklin, 10, competed in the boys 10&under division of the Wisconsin State Swim Meet in Brown Deer last weekend. He made podium in all
Spencer Stluka, 11, dropped six of his events. Conklin placed fifth in the 400-yard freestyle, seventh in the 100 backstroke, third in the 50 breaststroke, eighth in the 50 back, sec-
-0.96 seconds in the 50 free to fin- ond in the 100 breast and fourth in the 50 free.
ish in 30.30 seconds and take home
a 10th place ribbon. He also placed Out of 42 teams of all sizes com- while Sina dropped -4.44 seconds in continued the state championships time of 36.22 seconds, got disquali-
in the 400 free, taking 16th by drop- peting on the first day of the state 1:29.45 to take 23rd. for the 11-12 year old Tigersharks fied in the time final, and would have
ping -4.13 seconds and finishing swimming championships, the Ore- Conklin continued his assault on and they hit the water with many per- finished fourth in the event.
in 5:14.18 and adding eight points gon Tigersharks brought home four the 10&under state championships sonal best times. Block got a chance to redeem the
toward the Tigersharks day one medals and five ribbons and a slew on Saturday taking a seventh-place Savannah Acker, Izzy Block, effort in a time trial later in the eve-
effort. of personal best times for 79.5 points medal and podium in the 100 back- Rylee Duessler and Erin Pierick, 11, ning, dropping -2.54 seconds in a
In the only event offered to and a ninth-place standing. stroke finishing in 1:25.73. He came started the afternoon in the 200 free- monster sprint, finishing in 33.68
10&unders on the first day of state back in the 50 breast, taking third in style relay dropping -2.43 seconds seconds and earning an additional
swimming competition, Finnley Saturday the event, dropping -2.16 seconds to and finishing in 2:12.77 to take 32nd. US Zone qualifying time.
Conklin, 10, swam in the 400 free- Saturday morning marked the finish in 41.12 seconds and just miss- Individually, Acker swam in the There were not many spectators
style. Conklin also served notice to debut for many 10&under Tiger- ing first place by 0.21 seconds in an 200 freestyle and dropped -2.88 sec- left in the pool late Saturday after-
the 10&under field in his longest dis- sharks at the Wisconsin State Swim- exciting finish to the race. onds to take 22nd in the event. noon when it came time for the gru-
tance event of the meet by dropping ming Championships. Sina and Faris both swam the 100 Spencer Stluka and Hunter eling 800 freestyle to be raced.
-21.56 seconds and finishing the race The girls 200 medley relay of free and both ladies posted person- Dobrinsky started off the afternoon Most swimmers and their fans
in 5:28.21, taking home a fifth-place Alyse Block, 9, Kennedy Faris, 9, al-best times. Sina dropped -2.49 for the 11-12 boys in the 200 free- had already raced and went back to
medal. Olivia Sina, 9 and Summer Steel, 10, seconds to finish in 1:17.34 and take style. motels or shopping or dinner and
Rylee Duessler, 12, had a personal started the meet. 18th place, while Faris dropped -1.11 Stluka dropped almost -7 seconds such. But the 800 was left to be
best time of 1:18.51 in the 100 back Seeded 17th, they hit the water seconds to finish in 1:19.90 to take to finish in 2:25.20 to take 12th place raced, and the first two heats featured
dropping -2.95 seconds and taking and dropped -11.68 seconds to finish 26th place. ribbon. Dobrinsky dropped almost the top 8 seeds of girls followed by
32nd. Elsa Lorson, 11, took 68th in in 2:47.96 for 11th place while earn- To end the morning session, Sina 3 seconds to finish in 2:22.05 to just the top 8 seeds of boys.
the 100 back in 1:22.94 and 93rd in ing a team ribbon. raced in the 200 individual medley. miss a podium again and take home When Acker and Dobrinsky were
the 50 free in 32.57. Josh Weber, 12, Individually, Block and Sina raced Seeded 23rd, Sina dropped -6.85 another 9th place ribbon. finished warming up and waiting
dropped -1.63 seconds taking 40th in in the 100 back and both posted per- seconds in the event to finish in Duessler and Block competed to hit the pool in the second heats
the 100 backstroke in 1:23.75. Weber sonal-best times in the event. 3:11.37 and take 17th, just missing in the 100 backstroke. Duessler of girls and boys, respectively, they
also took 34th in the 50 free, finish- Block dropped -6.77 seconds to a 16th place ribbon by 0.05 seconds. dropped -0.59 seconds to take 47
ing in 32.69. finish19th with a time of 1:28.60, The Saturday afternoon session place. Izzy Block, seeded 21st with a Turn to Tigersharks/Page 10

Home Talent League

Orioles swept in doubleheader to end season

ANTHONY IOZZO pitcher Danny Sullivan for as Dodgeville won in sev- South division, and Ridge-
Assistant sports editor eight innings before final- en innings. way (9-7) and Argyle (8-8) Western Section
ly scoring a run. Sullivan Laski was 2-for-4 to lead also made the playoffs North Division W-L South Division W-L
The Oregon Home Tal- struck out 12. the Orioles offense. from the South. Hollan-
Adam Heath broke up Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff dale (7-9) and Blanchard- Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff 14-2 Wiota 11-5
ent season came to an end
Sunday at Dodgeville. the no-hitter. (14-2) won the Western ville (7-9) tied for the Verona 13-3 Ridgeway 9-7
The Orioles (2-14) fell Logan Laski also pitched Section North division, eighth spot and had a play- West Middleton 10-6 Argyle 8-8
1-0 in game one of a dou- well for the Orioles, allow- and Verona (13-3), West off play-in game Tuesday
bleheader, and they lost ing one run in the loss. Middleton (10-6) and Dod- night to see which team Dodgeville 7-9 Blanchardville 7-9
16-4 in game two. In game two, Austin Lar- geville (7-9) also made the will travel to top-seeded Muscoda 2-14 Hollandale 7-9
In game one, Oregon son had a home run and playoffs from the North. Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff. Oregon 2-14 Shullsburg/Benton 6-10
was no-hit by Dodgeville five RBIs for the Knights, Wiota (11-5) won the
10 August 3, 2017 Oregon Observer ConnectOregonWI.com

Tigersharks: Oregon swim club finishes 12th at state championship meet

Continued from page 9 Dobrinsky earned a US before them and beat their the wall in an exciting race with a time of 2:29.66. Tigershark in the boys 200
Zone qualifying time and seed time. where he dropped -3.34 In the 100 freestyle, Alex back, and he continued to
knew the times they had to joins Izzy Block and Finn- When all was swum and seconds to finish in 1:30.72 McClure, 12, took 76th have a great final day drop-
beat to get on the podium. ley Conklin as Tigersharks done, the Tigershark boys seconds to take a second place finishing in 1:13.22 ping -2.63 seconds with a
Acker was seeded 14th in o n t h e U S Z o n e Te a m dropped a major -16.01 place medal. seconds, while Block time of 2:45.54 earning a
the 11-12 girls division with for Team Wisconsin. The seconds and took home a Dewald finished 28th in dropped -1.15 seconds to 16th place ribbon. To end
a time of 11:22.96 while OCSC Tigersharks finished seventh-place ribbon with a the event. Dunn led the Tig- take an 11th place ribbon the meet, both 11-12 year
Dobrinsky was seeded 10th Saturday in 13th place with time of 2:30.88. ersharks in the 50 free with finishing in 1:05.08 sec- old boys and girls competed
in the boys division with a 153.5 points. Individually, Alyse Block a personal-best finish in onds. in the 400 free relays.
time of 11:06.17. She set was the first Tigershark in 34.56 seconds to take 19th Stluka and Dobrinsky The Tigershark ladies
out on an incredible pace Sunday the water Sunday in the 50 place. competed in the boys 11-12 finished 17th with a time
and destroyed her heat, Sunday brought the final back. She dropped -2.82 Sina dropped 0.97 sec- year old 100 freestyle. Stlu- of 4:44.22 while the Tiger-
dropping a huge -47.66 day for 12&Under State seconds for a time of 40.10 onds to finish 22nd with ka dropped -2.72 seconds shark boys dropped -12.98
seconds to finish the 800 championship racing with seconds to place 17th, just a time of 34.90. Katie in a personal best time of off their seed time to finish
in 10:35.30 to take a ninth- the states best 10&under 0.02 seconds from the 16th McClure dropped -1.43 1:07.45 to bring home a 10th in 4:47.85.
place ribbon, just missing swimmers in the morning place ribbon. seconds to finish in 35.17 15th place ribbon. The 12&under Tiger-
the medal for 8th by 0.81 session. Katherine Dunn finished seconds in 27th place. Faris Dobrinsky, seeded 10th sharks ended the state
seconds. The 10&under Tiger- 20th dropping -0.70 to fin- took 51st place with a per- with a time of 1:07.37, championships with 100
Dobrinskys heat fol- sharks hit the pool Sunday ish the backstroke in 40.47 sonal best time of 36.53 dropped -2.40 seconds points more than they were
lowed Acker, and he knew morning in the 200 free seconds. seconds and Alyse Block and swam a personal best seeded to score to finish
going into the race he need- relay. Conklin continued his rounds out the Tigershark 1:04.97 to earn his second 12th place out of 51 teams.
ed to beat 10:28 minutes to Katherine Dunn, 10, podium streak and finished girls by finishing 55th with podium of the meet and a Schroeder YMCA from
have a shot at the podium Katie McClure, 10, Alyse his backstroke for an eighth- a time of 36.98 seconds. 7th place medal. Next, the Brown Deer won the team
but to do so, he needed to Block, and Olivia Sina place medal in the 50 back Conklin, in his sixth and 11-12 year old Tigersharks championship.
drop at least 38 seconds in were seeded with a time of (40.32). Dewald took 24th final individual event of took part in the grueling 400 Other area teams and
the effort. 2:24.80 and brought home in a time of 42.72 seconds. the championships, made individual medley. t h e i r r e s p e c t ive fi n i s h
Like Acker, Dobrinsky a seventh-place ribbon in Sina, Katie McClure and it 6-for-6 on the podium, Acker dropped -7.08 sec- included: Madison Aquatic
put up a blazing pace lead- 2:19.53, dropping -5.27 sec- Faris all raced in the 100 finishing the 50 free in a onds to finish the race in a Club (MAC), fourth; Bad-
ing the heat from the start onds in the effort. breaststroke. Sina took 34th, personal-best 32.08 and a personal best 5:54.25 and ger Aquatics Club (BAC),
averaging just under 39 sec- Next, the Tigershark boys and McClure and Faris had fourth-place medal. got a well-earned 14th place n i n t h ; J - H aw k A q u a t i c
onds per 50 meters to come were seeded 12th in their personal best swims to fin- Dunn and Sina finished ribbon. Duessler finished in Club, 10th; Baraboo, 15th;
home in 10:21.05, dropping 200 free relay with a time of ish 37th and 46th, respec- the meet for the 10 &under 6:15.75 to take 29th. Sun Prairie, 18th; McFar-
a huge -45.12 seconds to 2:46.89. tively. Tigershark girls racing in Stluka had his chance in land, 20th; Green County
take home an eighth-place Conklin, Gabriel Dewald, C o n k l i n a n d D ew a l d the 200 free. Dunn swam the 400 IM and turned in a YMCA, 24th; Fort Atkin-
medal and his first podium 10, Parker Riedl, 9, and both swam in the boys 100 her personal best by -3.96 great performance dropping son, 26th; Stoughton, 30th;
finish of the meet for the Ronald Osborne, 10, set out breaststroke. seconds and taking 30th -10.69 seconds to finish Waunakee, 36th; Deforest,
Tigersharks. to do what the Tigershark In the championship heat, place with a time of 2:50.27. 13th in 6:17.53. 43rd and Mount Horeb,
With that effort, women did just minutes Conklin got out-touched at Sina took 33rd place Izzy Block continued to 46th.
with a time of 2:52.50. In have a strong champion-
the final race for 10&under ship meet in the 50 butterfly, Standings
boys, Dewald had his best dropping -1.68 seconds and Of the 322.5 points for the
race of the meet and took taking 4th place podium and Tigersharks, Oregon boys

20th place with a personal medal with a time of 31.83 scored 196 points while
best 3:10.04, and dropping seconds. Weber and Stlu- the Oregon girls racked up
a huge -7.96 seconds in the ka participated in the boys 126.5.

Deadlines effort.
In the afternoon, the
12&unders took to the pool
50 butterfly and took home
26th and 29th, respectively.
Five Tigershark girls
The Tigershark boys were
led by 10&under Conklin
who had 85 points, while

Labor Day Week for the last session of the

Rylee Duessler, Savannah
Acker, Izzy Block and Elsa
swam in the 200 backstroke.
Acker took 27th, Alex
McClure placed 40th and
Lorson took 42nd place.
the 11-12 boys were paced
led by Dobrinsky and Spen-
cer Stluka with 46 and 19
points, respectively.
September 6 Great Dane Shopping News Lorson began the session in Duessler had a great per- The 11-12 Tigershark
the 11-12 year old 200 med- formance, dropping -7.35 girls were led by Izzy Block
Display ad deadline: Wednesday, August 30 at 3 pm. ley relay where they took seconds and just missed a and Savannah Acker with
Classified ad deadline: Thursday, August 31 at Noon. 22nd place with a time of ribbon with a 17th place fin- 60.5 and 30 points, respec-
2:22.38. ish with a time of 2:47.16. tively.
D o b r i n s k y, S p e n c e r Izzy Block dropped -8.65 For more information
September 7 Oregon Observer, Stoughton Courier Hub Stluka, Joshua Weber and seconds to jump on the about the Tigersharks swim
Mason Konopacki dropped podium one more time with club, visit www.oregon-
and Verona Press -5.08 seconds in the boys a time of 2:39.91 and earn- swimclub.org.
Display & Classified ad deadlines: 200 medley relay to take ing a sixth-place medal.
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Bound for zone

Oregon Tigersharks (left to right): Hunter Dobrinsky, 12, Izzy

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The Zone Championships are comprised from the best
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Tech: Each family member will lead a different coding state at the tech event
Continued from page 1 I was trying to jump out night for attendees. But
of my seat, Sam recalled. Patrick said the most valu-
women and children The table was holding me able parts of the event will
involved, Patrick explained, down. be the kids learning how to
adding that the conference Since then, Michelle said, teach, as well as attending
has a very open atmo- there have been a lot of other sessions to learn even
sphere. late nights putting togeth- more about technology and
Their session was chosen er the final plans, but its what it can do.
among 750 abstract pro- been fun. After settling on The exposure to as many
posals that received a total the four activities, they cre- things as possible when
of 750,000 votes from con- ated a flowchart to guide theyre this young, it excites
ference-goers, according to participants through basic, so much, Patrick said.
the congratulations email intermediate and advanced Nowadays programming
the Tsais received after challenges for each. is so prevalent that getting
their selection. Patrick was We wa n t e d i t t o b e knowledge of it and getting
the only Omni employee to something where they could hands-on and even liking it
have his abstract selected. just hit the ground running, so much that theyre going
It was a very big honor, Michelle explained. to pass on the knowledge as
Patrick said. Its going to When theyre not in their teachers is a really exciting
kick up the whole confer- own session on Tuesday, experience.
ence experience. Aug. 8, the family will be Photo submitted
The kids were excit- able to spend time at the Contact Scott Girard at The Tsai family will present Tuesday, Aug. 8, at That Conference, a technology conference
ed, too, when Patrick and water park, partake in a ungreporter@wcinet.com in Wisconsin Dells. From left, Sam, 8, Patrick, Sophie, 10, and Michelle will offer four differ-
Michelle shared the good bacon buffet and enjoy and follow him on Twitter ent programming stations during an hourlong session at the conference, which Patrick has
news at dinner that night. special events like a game @sgirard9. attended each of the last two years through work at Omni Resources.

Mowing: Controversy started in spring when village stopped mowing some areas
Continued from page 1 strip measuring 15 feet between If we are aware of a But the discussion was domi-

brought to a head a controver-

Timeline resident lot lines and the drain-
age ways and detention ponds, or hazard and are not
nated by whether to mow.
Resident Shari Laski asked the
sy that started last spring, after Early May: Village stops mowing mowing the contested areas once taking care of it, we are committee to be a good neigh-
Rau instructed employees to stop stormwater facilities or twice a year. bor by sticking to the same
mowing public areas near drain- Opinions were split on mowing. opening the city for a 1-foot standard it holds residents
June 5: Public works director
ageways and detention ponds so
memo reverses policy
A handful of residents spoke in greater liability. to with their lawns.
the department could prioritize support of mowing the drainage Its a beautiful area that can be
other public works projects, such June 26: Committee discussion ways and detention ponds, argu- Jeff Rau, utilized for more than just drain-
as removing thistles and emer- planned, canceled ing that grassy areas should be Village of Oregon ing water out of the area, Laski
ald ash borer-infested trees. In July 31: Committee discusses subject to cuts by mower blades, public works director said. There are studies that show
a memo to the Village Board at options rather than in the list of priorities. that the longer you keep your
the beginning of June, he wrote This is a resource issue more grass, the more you harbor mos-
that he had considered those proj- than anything, High Meadows volunteer their time to help with quitos.
ects more important because they resident Christopher Smith said. the upkeep of public spaces. Smith said not all detention and
related to safety.
But he underestimated the pub-
Whats next Theres a reason why youve
been cutting the grass for more
Rau noted that each addition-
al public works employee would
retention pond areas should be
considered equal the one in his
lic response hed get. The issue goes to the Village than 20 years. Theres a reason cost the department $70,000. He neighborhood is more often used
The department resumed mow- why theres an ordinance that all also pointed out that some of the as a park, and therefore should be
ing weeks later after receiving
Board for further discussion. Its weeds and grass should be kept to priorities that have fallen by the mowed.
numerous comments from resi- next meeting is Aug. 7. a height not exceeding one foot. wayside can be considered safety It is more park than retention
dents, some of them unprofes- I work in the finance industry; hazards. area, by far, he said. Ours may
sional or rude, he wrote in during the recession, we made a In a July 26 memo to the com- be deemed a retention area, but
the memo. Examples he brought not a good thing to do, he said, lot of cuts. Cutting the grass was mittee, the Village Board and the we dont view it that way because
Monday said the village was The goal of Mondays discus- not one of them. village administrator, Rau listed it doesnt behave that way.
beginning to look like an eye- sion was not to take any actions But a similar number favored the removal of trees affected by One resident noted that he was
sore that was attracting rats, toward permanently resolving leaving those grassy areas to grow the emerald ash borer, roadway in favor of more consistent mow-
possums and mega mosquitoes the problem, but rather to lis- to encourage growth of natural improvements and thistle remov- ing because of the potential for
due to the lack of mowing and ten to residents and gather input environments and support wild- al from parks as just a few of the damage to mowing equipment
how terrible Oregon is beginning on whether the drainageways life populations. projects that had been neglected. caused by infrequently mowed
to look thanks to your shortsight- and detention ponds should be I, for one, love the mowing, To date, only three out of 19 long grasses. Another advocate
ed cost-cutting measure. mowed, and on how to prioritize but I love it more when I see all parks have had thistles removed for mowing said residents do
In hindsight, Rau defended his the villages needs. There was the flowers we have right now and seven of 44 hazardous trees not have the right equipment to
decision to stop mowing but told no vote, and further discussion from a lack of mowing, resi- damaged by the emerald ash bor- do their own upkeep on the long
the committee he should have on mowing of drainage ways and dent Carol Carr said. However, er beetle have been removed, Rau grass.
communicated the decision to the detention ponds will go to the Vil- right next to that are the shorter, wrote in the memo. Others said they liked the con-
public better. Rau, near the end of lage Board. little purple thistles that can be This is not acceptable, Rau servation look that was acquired
his second year on the job, called In addition to the more extreme maintained fairly easily with by a said during Mondays meeting. by not mowing, with one saying
it a good learning experience. options of adding staff or letting hand-sprayer, by almost anyone. If we are aware of a hazard and that as a beekeeper, she liked to
I do know the idea to just stop safety and maintenance work go, Some residents suggested orga- are not taking care of it, we are see the areas being kept as natu-
mowing without any kind of noti- Rau offered two options to save nizing an Adopt-a-Park style opening the city for a greater lia- ral as possible in what she called
fication I apologize that was labor: mowing a smaller buffer program, in which residents could bility. a mow-happy society.

Ask The Oregon


Q. What are the 4 stages of Alzheimers Disease and what are examples of how loved ones can help
assist in activities during these stages? Q. What can I do to stop my cat from urinating outside her litter box?
A. I. Early stages: A. You are not alone with this problem and inappropriate urination plagues the households
Record stories; make photo albums, visit relatives and friends. Enjoy the moments; the time together is more of many cat owners. It is important to know that cats do not do this for spite. There may be
important than the outcome. Try to let go of the need to control!
II. More Advance stage: underlying medical conditions such as a bladder infection or pain making them not want to climb
Allow channeling of energy instead of stopping it. Example: allow sorting area, go for long walks and drives, sort into a box. Often, it is the condition of the litter box and surroundings. There should be at least
coupons, do household chores (rake, sweep, dust vacuum). Make a greater who-ha out of normal activities!
III. Later Stage:
two boxes per cat and boxes on each level of your home. They should be cleaned daily with the
Encourage task or pieces of task that they can do. Use Thank You instead of No. Increase the use of music, visit litter being replaced at least weekly. Use of unscented litter is very important. Cats do not like the
more with animals and children. strong perfumes. Some cats prefer an enclosed box, many do not. If stress is a factor, there are
IV. Terminal Stage:
Discuss issues - forgive them (or yourself), talk about your current life. Sit on porches, look out windows. Play back pheromone products available from your veterinarian that help cats feel more comfortable. Speak
stories they told to you, or tell them stories. to your veterinarian about your situation because there is often a way to minimize the problem.
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