Looking back, 11-08-18




Ray Gronski brought his 1,150 pound pumpkin to the Brown County Library to show to the children there Oct. 22. Before the giant surprise was revealed, the children sang songs and decorated their own, much smaller, pumpkins. Gronski, who had grown two prize-winning giant pumpkins before, mentioned, “I remember when a 1,000 pound pumpkin was out of the question. Now, I think growing a 2,000 pound pumpkin isn’t too far from happening.” 


Pulaski Dance Team captain, Keely Brodhagen, and co-captain, Melissa Skenandore, had the opportunity to travel to New York City after they performed exceedingly well at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Universal Dance Association Camp the week of July 14. Brodhagen made the UDA All -Star team, which travels to Paris each year to perform in a New Year’s parade, and both girls qualified to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I have always dreamed of going to New York, and now it it is even better because I will be doing something I love,” Brodhagen said. 


During the week of Nov. 14-18, the Pulaski Library Committee began its fundraising campaign for a new community library at 222 West Pulaski Street, the site of the Karcz-Ford facility. The existing Pulaski branch library was in a poor location and was deteriorating. 


Four Pulaski High School sophomore students–Joel Beckman, Tina Kolb, Jeanine Leidel and Craig Heyrman–attended Trees For Tomorrow Environmental Center in Eagle River. The students got a tour of the facility and learned about forest management, living organisms and their community. 


Pulaski High School held a mock election. Results were as follows: Richard Nixon received 37 percent of the vote, followed by Hubert Humphrey with 35 percent of the vote, and George Wallace received the remaining 16 percent of the vote. Mary Brusky and Eileen Ryczowski ran the polling station. 


The fourth grade health class learned about the importance of maintaining a good home. The students learned what makes a home safe and providing of a happy atmosphere. Students Billy Baumgart, Jerry Graf and Donald Winter wrote poems about the significance of home furnishings.