Aug. 2, 2018: Looking Back




Ashley Schuettpelz, Pulaski High School junior, received the all-tournament MVP award at the USSSA World Series Fastpitch Softball Tournament. Her team, Panther Fastpitch, took first place in the 15U division in West Des Moines, Iowa. 

Roger Van Hemelryk of Maplewood Meats was recently inducted into the American Association of Meat Processors Cured Meat Hall of Fame. The Cured Meat Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have shown a long-standing excellence in the production of cured meats. 


Pulaski’s AAA (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Summer Program went from a vision to a reality. Mark Heck, Pulaski’s PACE coordinator, had a vision in 2007 to establish a summer program which would allow kids to come into the school setting and simply have fun with other kids. That vision turned into a reality. AAA student Hayley Splan commented by saying, “I liked going to Dairy Queen, Super Ron’s, riding bikes, and playing at Memorial Park.” 

The Chase Stone Barn was originally completed in 1903 and owned by Daniel Krause. Krause bought the land in 1870 after immigrating from Prussia in 1867. Over the years, the barn has had many owners. The Town of Chase is the current owner and has experienced the age of the Stone Barn. They have been asked by the Pulaski Area Historical Society to maintain the Barn, and are asking for donations for repairs and different studies to be done on the Chase Stone Barn. 


Thirteen young boys from Pulaski took part in the Timecards Boys of Summer Invitational Tournament during the week of July 4th, held at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. Cooperstown is the birthplace of baseball and home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Around 72 loyal fans made the trip to support the Pulaski boys. 

“What’s your secret for longevity?” This was the question The Mature Times asked some of the centenarians attending a mid-June Birthday party at the Brown County Senior Center. The party not only celebrated Wisconsin’s 150th birthday, but also residents who were 100 years old and more. One resident, Anna Wood, shared her secret of making it to 100 years old with Congressman Jay Johnson. 


The Pulaski Auto Parts building on the west side of Pulaski’s downtown shopping district is under architectural illusion trompleau by the Randy Smits Productions. Independent artists Randy Smits, Andrew Paremski and Michael Gegare are painting the west wall of the business. 

The Ripley Vegetable Farm has had success. Rob Ripley turned what was a five acre plot of cauliflower and cabbage to 400 acres producing cauliflower, broccoli, melons, strawberries, oats, wheat and sweet corn. Eileen Ripley can be credited with as much success as her husband Rob. While he takes care of the farming for their booming business, she sees to the working crew, bookkeeping and that work in the fields is done with quality. 


For the second year in a row, the Pulaski KC slo-pitch softball team is heading to State. They will be representing the Green Bay Diocese. After drawing a bye in the first round of the Green Bay Diocesan Tournament, they defeated Wabeno in the semi-finals 13-2. They then shut out Lena 4-0. They will play Reedsburg in Wausau to open state tourney play. 

Ford Motor Company recently honored outstanding Ford Salesman at a Banquet in Lake Geneva. Dave Marston congratulates Fuzzy Brudnicki and Cy Karcz. The Sales Award was founded in 1950 to recognize the excellent retail sales performance of outstanding Ford Salesman throughout the country. 


Lannoye School of the Pulaski Community School District is adding seventh and eighth grades in addition to kindergarten through sixth grade. 

Several constructions around the town of Pulaski have been happening. The building of a tunnel from the high school G. P. Room to the grade school, now the English Department is progressing quickly. Also, cement is being poured into forms for curb and gutter that was put in St. Augustine Street. Sidewalk is additionally being put in. 


The excitement of a Pulaski native playing football for the Packers was gone last week when Norm Jarock broke his leg. Jarock was hit hard by two linebackers and had to be carried of the field. He will be out of action for the season. 

Fred Kestly, a 1958 graduate of the State Teachers College at Stevens Point, is a new addition to Pulaski High School. He will teach Citizenship and assist with the football and basketball teams, He will be the head coach in track during the spring months of the year.