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NEWS FROM THE STATE BANK OF CROSS PLAINS

State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Dan Holum, Vice President - Residential Lending - December 12, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Dan Holum, Vice President – Residential Lending.

Dan has 30 years of residential mortgage experience has been helping families throughout Dane County with obtaining their American Dream of home ownership. 

Dan serves on the board of directors for the Madison Chapter of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association and is a member of the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin. 

  The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


Clark Street Community School Receives State Bank of Cross Plains Grant- November 27, 2013
The $1,250 grant will go toward personal finance and career preparation

The inaugural State Bank of Cross Plains Grant administered through the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District’s Education Foundation was given to Clark Street Community School teacher Jason Pertzborn on Monday.

Pertzborn received a $1,250 grant to help his students learn about tax preparation, insurance, investment and savings, budgeting and managing credit. The Foundation was also excited that elementary students will benefit from the program because CSCS students will lead Junior Achievement activities at other MCPASD schools.

State Bank of Cross Plains vice president of sales and marketing Dawn Ferguson was on hand for the announcement.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains is excited to be able to work with MCPASD Education Foundation and provide an opportunity to a deserving teacher and classroom for an extended learning program,’’ she said. “CSCS and teacher Jason Pertzborn were a perfect match for our grant. We look forward to working with other schools and teachers in our district in the future.’’

The State Bank of Cross Plains earlier this year committed to providing a $1,250 grant each fall through the Education Foundation for the next five years. Potential grant recipients must show how the program provides for financial education to low-income students and-or provides job training and skills to struggling students.

“We are thrilled to be a partner with the State Bank of Cross Plains,’’ Education Foundation executive director Perry Hibner said. “They are a vital part of the Middleton-Cross Plains community and we are fortunate that they place such an emphasis on education.’’

Hibner said this year’s State Bank of Cross Plains grant will help hundreds of District students.

The grant was one of six distributed to District schools by the Education Foundation, which is in its second year. The Foundation also gave out six grants in the spring and handed out nearly $7,500 this year.

The Foundation announced all of its grant recipients during a nearly 2-hour yellow bus tour that included stops at all six of the winning schools on Monday. Fourteen MHS band members played “On Wisconsin” in each of the schools before Foundation chair Courtney Ward-Reichard presented each recipient with flowers and a certificate.

“These are very special days,’’ Ward-Reichard said. “We love seeing the looks on the faces of all the students and staff when we announce they have won a grant.’’

The Foundation was formed in 2011 to provide inspiring experiences for students and staff in the District. The Foundation has partnered with Madison Community Foundation and has raised nearly $120,000 for its endowment fund.

Next month, the Foundation will also unveil more than a dozen signs recognizing contributions of area businesses and individuals, and displayed in District schools.

In all, the Foundation’s first year of grants should impact approximately 4,000 students in the district, Hibner said. To learn more about the Foundation and how to support similar grants in the future, please visit Foundation’s website: www.inspiringexperiences.org.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Dennis Haefer, Vice 
President - Business Banking - October 31, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Dennis Haefer, Vice President – Business Banking.

Haefer has 24 years of banking experience, all in Dane County, and has spent most of his career working with business clients.  Dennis offers a high level of expertise in helping entrepreneurs finance growth and expansion opportunities.  He has extensive experience in many areas of commercial lending including investment real estate, owner occupied real estate, equipment & rolling stock, and working capital lines of credit.  Dennis is responsible for business development in the Madison area with an emphasis on the Verona and Oregon markets.  

Dennis is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He has been involved with a multitude of community organizations over the years; United Way, The YMCA, The Urban League and is currently a board member of the Edgewood High School Athletic Association. 

  The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Announces the Hiring of Caitlin Bauch, Vice President - Trust Officer - September 26, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announces the hiring of Caitlin Bauch, Vice President – Trust Officer.

 Prior to joining the Bank, Caitlin practiced law in Madison and brings with her five years of legal experience in working on a variety of complex estate planning, trust, and probate issues.  She also has experience working with business owners to address their business continuation and succession planning needs.

Caitlin will focus on trust account administration, estate administration and tax planning.  As an attorney herself, Caitlin has the ability and expertise to work with her clients and their attorneys to address each client’s individual needs.

“I am delighted to announce that Attorney Caitlin Bauch recently joined our team,” stated Dan Savage, Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer.  “Her arrival adds an important dimension to our client service capabilities and compliments our other strengths that include, but are not limited to, investment management and all facets of financial planning.”

A graduate of College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin Law School, she is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bar Association, the Dane County Bar Association and other legal organizations in and around Dane County. She will be located at the Madison Office at 455 S. Junction Rd.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.


State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Winners of Playhouse Giveaway - September 10, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – State Bank of Cross Plains is proud to announce the winners of their summer Playhouse giveaway. 

Middleton:      Paula Duryea
Verona:          Marilyn Brinkman
Black Earth:    Alyssa Parrell
Oregon:          Katie Dudzic
Cross Plains:   Marilyn Dahlby
Waunakee:     Beverly Acker
Mt. Horeb:      Bill McGaw
Madison:         Karen Reilly

From June 1 –September 6, 2013, the State Bank of Cross Plains celebrated summer by giving away Playhouses at each one of our locations. 

“Throughout the summer, we showcased these playhouses in each community parade.  We are excited for each winner and  judging by the excitement on their faces, they are just as thrilled,” stated Dawn Ferguson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services.  There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Elects New Board Member - January 16, 2013

CROSS PLAINS, Wisconsin – On January 16, 2013, the State Bank of Cross Plains, a full service 
community bank with ten offices in Dane County, announced the election of Troy A. Schwenn to its Board of Directors.

Schwenn is President and CEO of Automation Components, a Middleton based company with 161 employees, since 1991. He is the recipient of many awards including Wisconsin Manufacturer of the 
Year, Best Company for Philanthropy and Community Service, and Vendor of the Year. He also serves on the St. Francis School Athletic Board and continues to serve in other leadership positions with various professional and community organizations. Schwenn has a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater and grew up in Waunakee. He and his wife, Mindy, have three children and live in Verona.

“We are very fortunate to utilize Troy’s multiple experiences and leadership to help us build a strong, competitive and rewarding bank of tomorrow for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the 
communities we serve,” stated Jim Tubbs, State Bank of Cross Plains President & CEO.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, an $800 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range 
of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as 
well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona, Waunakee and Black Earth.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Hires Two Business Relationship Managers - 
September, 14, 2012

MADISON, Wis. - The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with ten offices in 
Dane County,has hired Paul Manchester and Kevin Mahaney as new Vice President-Business Relationship Managers.

Manchester has over 12 years of financial experience with an emphasis in business banking. He has held 
numerous positions ranging from Retail District Manager to his current role of 
Commercial Relationship Manager. Paul will be responsible for business development in the Mt. Horeb and Verona markets with an emphasis on commercial and industrial businesses.

Manchester is a native of La Crosse Wisconsin and he earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.Paul has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club, Dane County United Way, Big Brothers and Sisters, and currently spends a lot of his free time coaching. He is an active member of the Mt. Horeb community where he and his family currently reside.

Mahaney has over 17 years of financial experience, with the last 10 years working as a Commercial 
Relationship Manager. He has held numerous positions ranging from Vice President of Commercial Lending, Regional Credit Manager and Financial/Credit Analyst.

Kevin will be responsible for business development in Cross Plains, with an emphasis on the commercial 
businesses.

Mahaney is a native of Michigan and he earned his B.A. from Olivet College and a M.B.A. in Finance, 
Business Management from U.W. – Oshkosh. He resides in Middleton with his wife, Lynnae, where he is an active member of the community. Kevin is President of the Middleton Area Development Corporation, Chair of the Town of Middleton Finance Committee and Past President of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal 
and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which 
include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Launches Online Voting Competition: Charity 
Champion 2.0 - April 2, 2012

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – On April 2, 2012, the State Bank of Cross Plains will launch its “Charity Champion 2.0” online voting competition, www.facebook.com/statebankofcrossplains, giving people a voice in the Bank’s corporate philanthropy.

“As an independent community bank, State Bank is committed to being an active participant in the 
communities we serve,” explained Dawn Ferguson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “This April and May, we want to hear from you, the people of Dane County. We are excited to launch our 
Charity Champion 2.0 campaign through our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/statebankofcrossplains
With this campaign,individuals can champion a charity, gather votes and win money for their charity. 
Thousands will be given away to three Dane County 501(c)(3) non-profit charities.”

From April 2-16, 2012, www.facebook.com/statebankofcrossplains will allow individuals 18-years-old or older to submit their entry into the contest by publicly championing for a charity through an online submission form. From April 17-May 20, 2012, the participants will then get a chance to promote their charity. 

The person that gets the most votes for their charity will reign as “Charity Champion 2.0.” First place wins $1,000 for their charity and an iPad 2 for themselves. Second place wins $750 for their charity and an Amazon Kindle Fire for themselves, and third place wins $500 for their charity and a $100 Visa gift card for themselves.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains has an opportunity to give back to the communities it serves based on 
your votes. Your voice will make a difference for three local charities in Dane County, so “Champion for Your Charity” today,” added Ferguson.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth 
management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which 
include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, 
Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Hires Business Relationship Manager - March 21, 2012

MADISON, Wis. - The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with ten offices in Dane County,has hired Jeff Schleis as Vice President-Business Relationship Manager.

Schleis has over six years of financial experience with an emphasis on business banking. Most recently, he worked for a large Madison-area financial institution as an Assistant Vice President and Team Leader in their Business Banking division, serving the Madison community. His experience will be a great asset to the State Bank of Cross Plains. Jeff is also very active in community organizations and committees within Dane County including the March of Dimes, multiple Chambers of Commerce and the Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin. In his current role with the State Bank of Cross Plains, he will be responsible for developing new business banking relationships within Dane County and managing an established client portfolio. Jeff and his family currently reside in Cottage Grove.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as 
wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, 
which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, 
Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Promotes Employee - March 21, 2012

MIDDLETON, Wis. - State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank celebrating over 100 years of service, has promoted Mary Ann Wipperfurth to Retail Services Manager for their Middleton East and West offices located at 6300 University Avenue, Suite 100 and 8301 University Avenue respectively.

Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience in account service and retail banking and joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 1997 as an Account Service Representative. As the bank has grown, so have Mary Ann's responsibilities. In 1998, she transitioned to the retail banking area and was a Personal Banker I at the Middleton office. In 2001, she was promoted to Personal Banker II/Assistant Manager, in 2007 she became Personal Banker III/Assistant Manager, and in 2011 she became Assistant Manager II. In her new role as Retail Services Manager, she will oversee the Middleton offices of the State Bank of Cross Plains. 
Mary Ann and her husband Gary currently reside in rural Sauk City.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth 
management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Raises Money for the Family of Matt Meinholz - 
November 1, 2011

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – The State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with ten offices in Dane County, raised over $5,700 for the family of Matt Meinholz at their October 28th brat and bake sale.

Matt Meinholz, a senior and football player at Middleton High School, was diagnosed with brain cancer 
earlier this year. He is currently receiving treatments in Boston, and the family has been traveling back and forth with extended stays in Boston that are costly. The money raised will be given to the family to help them offset some of their travel expenses and Matt’s medical bills.

“The State Bank of Cross Plains is proud to support the family of Matt Meinholz as they stand together 
to fight cancer. We thank the community for their support in giving back to a very deserving family,” 
stated Dena Cass, event organizer.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth 
management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb,Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Hires COO and CFO and Promotes One - October 14, 2011

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – State Bank of Cross Plains, a full-service community bank with 10 locations in 
Dane County, has hired Kevin Piette as Chief Operations Officer and Mark DeBiasio as Chief Financial 
Officer and has promoted John Pechan to Assistant Vice President – Credit Risk Officer.

Kevin Piette has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of the financial services industry. He started his career with Citigroup as a Senior Financial Analyst working his way up to Vice President of Global 
Brands and then Vice President - Global Payments Director. He then joined M&I where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Strategic Planning and then transitioned to Vice President of Operations. Most recently, he worked for Associated Bank as Vice President of Commercial Banking, and is also an instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s School of Business Executive Education and Master’s Program. Piette earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from Marquette University and is actively involved in the American Marketing Association, Madison Rotary, Downtown Madison, Inc. and the American Heart Association. In his new role with the State Bank of Cross Plains, Piette will be responsible for the strategic management of all operational aspects of the Bank including leading the Deposit Operations, Loan Operations and Marketing divisions. Kevin and his family currently reside in Waunakee, and he will work out of the State Bank – Waunakee office.

Mark DeBiasio has over 25 years of financial experience with an emphasis on financial management and accounting. Most recently, DeBiasio worked for a bank in Pennsylvania for 20 years as their Chief Financial Officer, helped start a de novo bank in Florida as their Chief Financial Officer, and for the last 
two years has been working for the 60th largest U.S. financial holding company as their Corporate 
Vice President/Assistant Controller. He holds a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania and earned his Certified Management Accountant designation in 2001 and Certified Financial Manager designation in 2002 from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading the Accounting division of the State Bank of Cross Plains and will be located in the Cross Plains’ headquarter location. Mark and his family currently reside in Middleton.

John Pechan joined the State Bank of Cross Plains in 2010 as the Credit Review Analyst after the 
merger of the Black Earth State Bank with the State Bank of Cross Plains. Pechan has over 30 years of 
banking experience and over the past year has become an important member of the State Bank of Cross Plains’ Credit Risk management team. With his new title of Assistant Vice President – Credit Risk Officer, he will be responsible for timely identifying, analyzing, tracking and reporting of all potential problem credits within the Bank’s loan portfolio to ensure that the Bank is properly accounting for and reporting these credits where appropriate as well as maintain the safety and soundness of the Bank. Pechan is located in the Cross Plains’ headquarter location.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $785 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal 
and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which 
include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, Mt. Horeb,Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Announces New President - July 5, 2011

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. - Jan Patrick Hogan has announced his retirement after serving the State Bank of 
Cross Plains for 32 years since 1979. Mr. Hogan was the seventh President of the Bank since it was 
founded in January of 1908. Under Jan’s leadership the State Bank partnered with the Black Earth State Bank in May of 2010 and grew to become an organization of nearly $800 million in assets.

In related news, James Tubbs was elected the eighth President of the Bank. Mr. Tubbs has been with 
the State Bank since 1995 most recently serving as Executive Vice President and the head of the 
Business Banking Division. In addition to his 16 years with State Bank, Jim has another 6 years of 
banking experience as an officer at M&I in Milwaukee and 4 years with First Wisconsin – Madison.

Jim comes from a family with many banking ties. He has also had three other brothers with banking 
careers. His father, Tom Tubbs, is currently the chairman of the Board at the Bank of Sun Prairie. 
His grandfather, Monroe L Tubbs began his banking career in 1926 and had 62 years of service with the 
State Bank of Cross Plains until his death in 1988.

Jim is currently the Chairman-elect of the Community Bankers of Wisconsin which he has been an active 
Board member for the last four years. In addition, he is an active member of Mendota Gridiron, Waunakee Rotary, Cross Plains Lions, Downtown Madison, Inc., and Waunakee Community Foundation.

Jim and his wife, Tonya, are proud parents of five children.

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $778 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal 
and usiness financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which 
include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, 
Mt. Horeb, Oregon,Verona and Waunakee. Visit the State Bank of Cross Plains at www.crossplainsbank.com to learn more.

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State Bank of Cross Plains Announces Winners of the Charity 
Champion Online Voting Competition - May 25, 2011

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. – State Bank of Cross Plains is proud to announce the winners of their Charity 
Champion online voting promotion. The first place Charity Champion is Brianna Kuelz, and the three non-profit winners are Common Threads Family Resource Center, Rainbird Foundation and OccuPaws Guide Dog Association.

From April 4 – May 18, 2011, State Bank of Cross Plains celebrated Dane County non-profit organizations 
by launching www.statebankcharitychampion.com – a unique microsite where individuals could champion a charity, gather votes and win money for their charity. There were 61 entries and 112,127 votes were 
cast with the three winners being Brianna Kuelz who championed for Common Threads Family Resource Center, Brian Lee for Rainbird Foundation and Don Curtis for OccuPaws Guide Dog Association.

“We extend our congratulations to the individual Charity Champions Brianna, Brian and Don, and to the 
charities they respectively supported Common Threads, Rainbird and OccuPaws for all their support,” 
stated Dawn Ferguson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “The community involvement in this 
social media campaign was overwhelming. We are thrilled that State Bank can make an impact on three 
wonderful organizations and celebrate non-profits.”

Common Threads Family Resource Center enhances the development of children with emotional, 
behavioral, cognitive and sensory challenges, and provides their families with support and direction. They support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, mental health challenges, development delays, sensory integration needs, behavioral issues and social challenges. Common Threads provides a variety of innovative services to assist families in maintaining a balance between meeting their many challenges and flourishing as a family. 
www.commonthreadsmadison.org

Rainbird Foundation is committed to the end of child abuse. They strive to educate, motivate and make 
child abuse a very public conversation by funding people and organizations doing viable research or work for the end of child abuse, building a powerful relationship with the media to deepen an ongoing conversation for and about the end of child abuse, creating partnerships with people and organizations around the world who are committed to the end of child abuse, and by developing, training and 
empowering people to build projects that contribute to the end of child abuse. www.rainbirdfoundation.org

OccuPaws Guide Dog Association is an innovative, creative and life-changing organization dedicated to 
empowering the visually impaired while raising awareness and education for both adults and children. 
Their mission is to place fully trained guide dogs of excellent health and temperament with Wisconsin residents who have visual impairments. www.occupaws.org

The State Bank of Cross Plains, a $780 million bank established in 1908, offers a full range of personal 
and business financial services including consumer, real estate, and business lending, as well as 
wealth management and financial advisory services. There are currently ten convenient locations, which 
include Black Earth, Cross Plains Main, Cross Plains Motor, Madison, Middleton East, Middleton West, 
Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Verona and Waunakee.

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