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Analyst: Wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs Report has ammunition for both Dems and GOP By Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON

Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday. In a report containing ammunition for both supporters and opponents of the Democratic electionyear proposal, the Congressional Budget Office said gradually raising the minimum from $7.25 hourly to


This report confirms what we’ve known for a long time: While helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working. Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio er jobs, especially for low-income workers; higher costs for business owners and higher prices for consumers. The study was unveiled as the Senate prepares for a March debate on a plan by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-

equitable, but it faces strong Republican opposition and long odds of approval by Congress. The analysis, which examined increases very similar to Harkin’s, immediately added fuel to the partisan dispute over the proposal. It put authoritative weight behind longtime GOP claims that increasing the minimum wage would cost jobs by forcing companies to spend more on wages, putting Democrats on the defensive. “This report confirms what we’ve long known: While helping some, mandating higher wages has real costs, including fewer people working,” said Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “With unemployment Americans’ top concern, our focus should be creating—not deFebruary 20, 2014 8:33 pm / stroying—jobs for those who need them most.”

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NATION Official: Pl Dan Lassiter/ The Brodhead bench and fans watch as the undefeated Cardinal girls begin to take control of their WIAA Division 3 sectional final against Adams-Friendship at Middleton on Saturday. Brodhead rallied from an early deficit and went on to record a 36-25 win over Adams-Friendship. The victory earns the Cardinals the school’s first trip to the WIAA state tournament this week in Madison. Story on Page 1B.

Making a match Development groups want to connect entrepreneurs with local mentors By Jim Leute JANESVILLE

Brian Rubash is different from many entrepreneurs. He’s willing to accept advice. Rubash, one of the newest tenants at the Janesville Innovation Center, is getting guidance from a team of four mentors associated with MERLIN Mentors, a Madison-based group of about 100 volunteers who use their skills, experience and enthusiasm to mentor emerging entrepreneurs. “For me, it was the only option for mentorship,” said Rubash, who recently founded Tapzi. The mobile marketing company has developed an app that allows targeted messages sent to potential customers based on their proximity to a store, business or organization. Tapzi and K4 Innovations, another new tenant at the innovation center, are already involved with the MERLIN program. A couple of the center’s other tenants also are considering the program. MERLIN, however, could be just one piece of a men-

facturing bays leased to young companies. The center is a 22,000-square-foot business incubator that serves small, early-stage firms. Rock County 5.0 will pay to expand the consulting services of Mathews and his employer, Economic Growth Advisors, to any entrepreneurs or small businesses in Rock County. The group’s involvement is in response to an increasing demand from entrepreneurial and small businesses, said James Otterstein, Rock County’s economic development Rubash manager. ‘I went into this “By expanding these consulting as a lone services, emerging entrepreneurial entrepreneur interests and existing small busiwith the undernesses will be able to leverage the standing that synergies that JIC tenants are curI needed people rently enjoying,” he said. March 18, 2014 1:24 pm / to bounce ideas off of.’ Local options

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way. “Our first quarter was really good, too; we were executing doing things well, and I really felt like we were going to snap,” said Busalacchi, a special-education teacher at Hamilton High School. “Our defensive intensity was so good; we weren’t allowing them anything. It was just a matter of getting a few to go down.” It was a tough finish for Menzia, a four-year starter in the Chargers program. “It made a big difference when you have a senior player like her who buys into the new system, buys into what the

coaches are doing,” said Scasny, who took over for Dan Carey before the season. “If she hadn’t done that, it would have made it a lot harder in the transition we had to make. She did a great job within our system, and it’s just a tough way to end tonight for her. Hopefully the other kids will pick up from what she did this year and make themselves better.” Other teams fall Elsewhere in the regional landscape, the Waukesha girls teams saw their seasons come to a close. Before Arrowhead faced

West, the Warhawks eliminated Waukesha South on Friday night, 67-43. The Blackshirts finished the season at 10-14. Waukesha North (12-12) defeated local rival Waukesha Catholic Memorial (12-11) in the Tuesday regional opener, 36-29, rallying for a 12-3 edge in the fourth quarter to take victory. Jessica Kelliher scored 21 points for North, and the Crusaders were led by Dena Dryer’s 8 points. North’s season came to an end Friday, a 59-36 loss to Pewaukee. Kelliher scored13, and senior Elizabeth Kelliher closed her career with 10 points.

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vived a showdown of Wisconsin’s top two rated Division 1 teams. Despite being No. 2 in the Associated Press state poll, Sheboygan North was awarded the top seed in the sectional over the secondseeded Papermakers. “Someone said to me, when was the last time two 24-0 teams were going at it in a sectional?” said Kimberly coach Troy Cullen. “They have a great team. I thought our kids did an outstanding job defensively, flying around, applying ball pressure and trying to take away their inside game with our help.” Sheboygan North posed considerable matchup problems inside the lane with the presence of junior twin sisters Makenzie Wolf and Madison Wolf, who stand 6-foot-4 and 6-3. They are the nieces of former NBA player and Kohler High School legend Joe Wolf and the daughters of Jeff Wolf, another Kohler star who also played college basketball at North Carolina. Madison topped all scorers with 18 points, while Makenzie, who has made a verbal commitment with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, added six. “The Wolf sisters are very tough,” said Cullen. “They’re so big, they’re gonna get the ball in there. We did the best we could to deny it. Besides those clutch free throws, I thought Jenna Smarzinski did an outstanding job of defending inside the post. She stepped up and so did some other kids for us.” Kimberly built a 28-24 lead after three quarters and seemed to be in great shape down the stretch, opening up a 33-26 advantage with four minutes remaining. But the Papermakers couldn’t seal the deal in regulation. The Golden

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one-point lead into the final minute. But Makenzie Wolf missed the front end of a crucial one-andone with 36 seconds left and that opened the door for the Papermakers. “We knew they were a really good team and had a lot of size inside,” said Smarzinski, who led the Papermakers with 11 points. “We worked on defending their size in practice, came well-prepared and we executed. We came together as a team and got it done.”

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Flood insur Dan Lassiter/ Brodhead coach Brad Pickett does a fist pump and Jordan Halvorsen leaps for joy as the Cardinals pull ahead of the Whitewater Whippets near the end of the WIAA Division 3 sectional semifinal game between the two teams at Parker High School in Janesville on Thursday. Brodhead kept its perfect season intact, scoring a 47-42 win over Whitewater. Brodhead, now 25-0, will take on Adams-Friendship, 23-1, in a sectional final game at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Middleton. Story on Page 1B.

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DeYoung chronicles zoo life in book By MIKE DESOTELL EagleHerald staff writer WALLACE — On the heels of 30 years in the animal rescue business, Buddy DeYoung of the DeYoung Family Zoo in Wallace is coming out with a book entitled, “It's a Wild Life: How My Life Became a Zoo.” Written by DeYoung with contributions from Cindy Martinusen Coloma, the 256-page hardcover book is being put out by Medallion Press of Chicago. “They really are inspired by Bud’s story,” said DeYoung’s partner, Carrie Cramer. “A lot of them have been out here personally to the zoo and love what we do and how unique the area is.” The book begins with DeYoung’s love for animals from the time he was a boy and takes readers on his journey into adulthood and the zoo that is his life today. “We are very excited

and I and the staff, that’s for sure,” said Cramer. “We prepped them for winter starting early in the fall. The ones that can’t handle our climate go into our heated buildings. We’re running three large outdoor wood burners this year between the zoo and the rescue. We’ve gone through a lot of wood this year heating the buildings.” The animals that don’t go inside all have dens and enclosures they can use to get out of the cold and snow. They are given bedding and are kept warm and EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard cozy through the harsh Buddy DeYoung of the DeYoung Family Zoo in Wallace carefully fed a groggy female black weather. Other “things” bear Thursday. The bear came out of hibernation early in spite of unusually cold tempera- have been happening too. tures this winter. DeYoung has written a book entitled “It's a Wild Life” which will be com- The kangaroo has a Joey in the pouch. Cramer said it’s ing out in June. (Color reprints: been poking its head out two years in the making and through Amazon, Barnes & increased costs all around, from time to time but that we think it really turned out Noble and Walmart. just imagine trying to feed it’ll be a couple more well,” said Cramer. “It’s his With the long, cold win- hundreds of big cats, bears, months before it comes out. “We are expecting a few life story, but it’s also meant ter it’s almost impossible to primates and other zoo anito inspire other people to believe the zoo is less than a mals, plus provide them litters of wolf pups this year follow their dreams.” The month away from its sched- with someplace safe and too and hopefully another March 12, 2014 3:47 pmlitter / of warthogs,” she said. book will be released June uled opening of April 2 warm out of the elements. 10, but pre-release orders (weather permitting). With “The animals are han- “We are one of the few zoos

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MADISON — One pass came from Dalton Soto and the other from Simeon Pooler, and Brett Ladsten finished at the basket on both plays. The Blair-Taylor High School boys basketball team took

control of a WIAA Division 4 state semifinal game against Unity by pummeling it from the 3-point line, but three shots from a foot away from the hoop were instrumental in producing a 47-32 victory for the Wildcats at the Kohl Center on Thursday. Unity trailed by as many as 19 points in the second quarter,

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a little more than a minute left in he third, before coming back to tie he game at 41- and 44-all. Brown Deer, however, answered with a 7-0 run that was capped by a thunderous dunk. Ripon never quite recovered. It did manage to cut the deficit o 53-49 on a Riley Haas 3-pointer with a little more than a minute left, but that was as close as the Tigers re- it got as the Falunner-up med- cons made 10 of their final 12 free throws to secure the win. Early on, it appeared the Tigers ust might have what it took to earn heir first state tournament berth since 2001. They scored the first points of he game on a Haas basket and ed 7-2 following baskets by Sam Vander Plas and Luke Loewe. Bur Brown Deer answered by scoring 12 of the next 15 points and entered the second quarter with a 14-12 advantage. “We came ready to play and our kids got good looks and knocked down a couple shots,” Dean Vander Plas said. “Just the effort plays we

RIPON HEAD COACH Dean Vander Plas and his son, Ben Louis Bock photo Vander Plas, tear up following the loss. needed to make, we did, and we fashioned three-point plays and that kind of stemmed the tide ...” got off to a good start. The Falcons continued to ex“Then they got all over us on the glass and got a couple old- tend the lead in the second quarter

as they stretched it out to as many as eight points at 24-16, before en tering the locker room for halftime with a 25-18 advantage. Ripon struggled to find good shots in that quarter and could no knock down the ones it did have It made only one field goal in the eight minutes and added fou points from the free-throw line. “We were playing a little too conservative against their pressure and it took me too long to get them into some space,” Dean Vande Plas said. “I should have just wen to the five-out [formation] earlie and just given us some lanes fo them to work …” The Tigers’ offense came alive in the third quarter, but every time they got close, Brown Deer pulled away to take an eight-point lead. One of those instances came after Ripon had cut the deficit to 34-31. Following two good looks from behind the arc that the Tigers could not get to fall, the Falcons made one of two free throws and then stole two-straight inbound passes for easy layups and a 39-31 lead.

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than wins and losses. “It’s sad because there’s kids in our locker room that are bawling their eyes out because they’re done. The finality of that is hard for an 18year-old kid to understand. That makes it tough to go out this way. But if you say you get to end your season on the Kohl Center floor, there’s not a team in the state that wouldn’t take that.”

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The Kimberly girls basketball team celebrates their first trip to the WIAA state tournament since 1998 after defeating Arrowhead, 42-40, in a thrilling WIAA Division 1 sectional final inside Sheboygan North High School on Saturday night. Since 2004, when the Papermakers moved into Division 1, they have not advanced to a state tournament, getting knocked out nine times in the sectional tournament. Kimberly avenged their heartbreaking loss to the Warhawks a year ago, as Frankie Wurtz nailed a game-winning shot with less than 10 seconds remaining.


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By Michael Graber Sports Editor SHEBOYGAN — Not many postseason breaks have gone in favor of the Kimberly girls basketball team in recent memory. That’s especially true when it

sectional final inside Sheboygan North High School. “This was just our time, last year was terrible, I have never felt so much pain,” said Wurtz, who watched the Warhawks turn back Kimberly, 43-41, in last year’s sectional final. “The last shot I was just thinking win and got a lucky bounce.” Wurtz’s final field goal of the

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The end — A year for the •Ownership group buys, renovates reopens Cabaret in Webb Gandy? and Lake. By TODD BECKMANN By TODD BECKMANN Sentinel News Editor SIREN—Will a Supreme Sentinel News Editor Court decision last week in WEBB LAKE—”Wow.” Wyoming have an impact The exclamation hardly does the new and here in Burnett County? improved Cabaret in Webb Lake justice, but According to forestry in a word, it conveys the amount of work administrator Jake Nich- which has gone into revamping the bar and ols, it’s a case of ‘We’ll see.’ restaurant prior to its re-opening March 7. The Supreme Court rul“When it closed in March last year, I didn’t ing essentially overturned know how I could save it but I knew I didn’t an earlier decision regard- want the Cabaret to go away,” Mike Scamiing railroad right-of-ways. naci, one of the new owners, said.

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ERICK HUERTAS, shown taking a handoff last season from Zach DeBuhr (left), will be one of the leaders on this year’s Grafton boys’ track and field team. Huertas, a senior, is the defending WIAA Division 1 state champion in the 400-meter dash and anchored the Black Hawks’ 1,600 relay team at last year’s state meet. Ozaukee Press file photo

Hawks: State qualifiers lead the way FROM PAGE 5A With about three dozen boys on the roster, Kriegel is counting on a blend of proven veterans and energetic newcomers. Bolstering the track corps will be senior Matt Salm, a soccer standout expected to contribute in the 400 dash and 800 run. Kriegel said he’s also counting on contributions from juniors such as Despot Gligorevic (discus, shot put) and Nic Fullington (jumps). The boys placed sixth out of eight teams in last year’s North Shore Conference indoor, relays and outdoor meets. Challenges awaits girls’ squad A rebuilding challenge awaits the Grafton

FROM PAGE 5A first team were Sheboyg Tyler Zastrow and Jacob Jurs Crusaders to the WIAA Stat in addition to Elkhart La Bett, Austin Edge of Howar Sheboygan Christian’s Caleb Zastrow, Jurss and Bett w selections. Cedar Grove-Belgium Lemmermann was named ence’s all-league second team senior averaged a team-best game, including a season-b Sheboygan Lutheran on Feb. Lemmermann averaged 1 game over the final seven ga Rockets went 4-3. Cedar G finished the year 12-11 afte loss to Ozaukee in the first playoffs. Ozaukee senior guard An Cedar Grove-Belgium senior Chier were named to the con orable mention list.


Weber and twins Anya and Alina Dillahunt. Area boys and girls can Tanski qualified in the discus, and the talents to the test during th Dillahunts ran at state with Weber on a 800 Basketball Sharpshooters S relay and as members of a 1,600 relay. “There’s no question we lost some pretty Saturday, March 22, in Cedar The free event, which is co big stars. We can’t replace them, but we have some girls back who should do well,” Kriegel the Cedarburg Men’s Club a Basketball Club, will be he said. The Hawks will need new leaders in most events, Kriegel said. However, he is encouraged by a roster of 36 girls, including more Registration for the Por than a dozen seniors. “We have the numbers. Hopefully they Youth Baseball and Softbal available through Saturday, M will represent us well,” he said. March 24, 2014 9:01the pm / A skills rating day will In conference competition last year, Grafton girls were second at the indoor meet Port Washington High Sch

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As part of a possible move to automated trash pickup, the West Salem Village Board on Tuesday approved members for a garbage and recycling ad hoc committee. Chaired by board member Walter Baltz, the committee will include fellow board member Scott Schumacher, West Salem Public Works Director Scott Halbrucker and citizen representative Harold Hoffman II, who is a former member of the board. The village’s waste collection contract with Hilltopper Refuse and Recycling ends Dec. 31. The board agreed to have an ad hoc committee look into any benefits and drawbacks to going with an automated trash pickup system. Bangor recently signed a new contract with Harter’s Quick Clean-Up that offered residents the option of continuing to purchase $4 bags for their garbage, or going with the wheeled carts for between $15 and $20 a month. One question facing the committee will be whether to try to sign a contract like Bangor’s, which would allow the residents the option of choosing either wheeled carts for automated collection or continuing with traditional trash containers and recycling bins, or going with an all-automated system like Onalaska and La Crosse have done in recent months. Automated collection saves the haulers money See GARBAGE, A13

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Jordan Tallman prepares to hit the open donkey on a fast break during a game of donkey ball Sunday at Bangor High School.

Bangor High School had its ow ness Sunday afternoon as teams members and school staff battled court while riding often reluctant The event was a fundraiser f according to FFA adviser Rick B successful one. There were two games, and be kids got a chance to ride the more “We had a great time,” Bierb had fun, the spectators laughed Dairyland Donkey Basketball com whelming community support. O people attend, and we made abou

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The West Salem School Board has two openings this spring and at least one of them will be filled by a newcomer. Two seats on the board are up for grabs because the terms of Syl Clements and Tom Ward end next month. Clements, the board’s vice president, will be running again, but Ward, the board president, stepped down from the board earlier this winter. Meanwhile, Catherine Griffin and Ralph Thorn have put their names on the April 1 ballot. See BALLOT, A13

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RACINE — An odd smell that permeated portions of the large building at 1220 Mound Ave. for several weeks has been abated, with no definitive cause found. A lobby and third-floor offices, which share an air-handling system, were impacted, said Matt Wagner, president of Mound Avenue Associates, which owns the building. Mound Avenue Associates is partially owned by Johnson Redevelopment Corp., the real estate arm of SC Johnson. The offices impacted include those occupied by the Arc of Racine County, a nonprofit that advocates for individuals with disabilities, said Arc Executive Director

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RACINE — A south-side gas station/convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening, according to Racine police. SCOTT ANDERSON Police Department A birch tree in front of a home near the 7300 block of Durand Avenue became an unwitting spokeswoman Sgt. Jeswinter display earlier this week after a water main break nearby sent a spray of water into sie Metoyer said Thursthe air, cascading down through the tree’s branches. day that two men targeted Your Store, 2731 Durand Ave., about 6:40 p.m. The car’s passenger went inside, showed a handgun and was given an undetermined amount of cash. The men fled in a white Honda Civic two-door with a black front bumper and tinted windows, Metoyer said. The car, which was reported stolen from Franklin, was later found abandoned in the 2600 block of Gillen March 24, 2014 5:50 pm /Street. As of Thursday morning, no one was in police


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It was the end of the day and the end of ice cave season as the National Parks Service closed access to the caves on Sunday, March 16, for safety concerns. Over 120,000 people nationwide made the one-mile trek from Meyers Beach to the ice caves. Access to the cave is only by foot as snowmobiles are banned along the 12-mile stretch along the shore of Lake Superior. More photos on back page. – Photo by Larry Samson

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The puppy has landed. Hank the Brewers dog now calls Milwaukee home. A crowd gathered at Concourse C at Mitchell International Airport on Sunday night to welcome home Hank, the former stray adopted by the Brewers during spring training in Phoenix. Some fans, such as Loetta Czysz, who works first shift at the airport, came just to see the famous Hank. But no one was happier to see him than the Wronski family. Luke, 10, Sam, 8, and 5-year-old Charlie Wronski, along with parents Andy and Marti, were there to greet the dog that will join their family. Older brother Jonah, 11, wasn’t able to be there. “The team adopted Hank first and foremost. We collectively decided to give Hank a home,” said Marti Wronski, vice president and general counsel for the Brewers. The family seems eager for the celebrity dog to come to their home and ready to introduce him to the family’s petite minigoldendoodle, Bella. Andy Wronski put Hank up there with Lassie. “Who’s Lassie?” Luke asked.

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Social media posse seeks stolen horses Therapy animals go missing from La Valle farm MIKE TIGHE‌

LA VALLE, Wis. — Social media sites have been sworn in to the posse trying to track down rustlers who apparently stole two horses from a farm that provides therapy for veterans and children. “Whoever did it is pretty slimy, because anyone who knows us knows we help veterans and kids,” said Barbara Knopf, the owner and founder of Veterans Equine Trail Services (VETS). The horses are believed to have been stolen March 14, with no signs that they simply wandered off, according to Knopf

nurse. There is no doubt that they were stolen, she said, adding, Anyone who sees the stolen “unless they’re with that Malayhorses — Jimmy, a 2-year-old sian plane.” palomino Morgan gelding, or Joseph named Jimmy after Vickie, a 2-year-old chestnut Jimmy Perry of Tomah, an Army Morgan filly — or knows their colleague who was killed in a car whereabouts can call the Sauk crash in 1989 before they were to County Sheriff’s Department have been deployed overseas. at 1-800-377-1195 and ask “He and I were great friends,” for Detective Scott Dadam. she said. “He was blond and my horse is blond, so that’s why I For more information on named him. Veterans Equine Therapy “It was traumatic for me then, Services, go to veteransequineand I feel like I’m living it all over again,” Joseph said. Although Jimmy is not trained Stolen Horses InternaCONTRIBUTED to be a therapy horse yet because tional features information at Angela Joseph describes the theft he is not old enough, that is her its NetPosse website at www. of her beloved Morgan, Jimmy, as plan for his future. “devastating and horrific.” “He’s therapeutic for me, and relaxes me,” she said. The horses are believed to have been stolen March 14, with no Joseph declined to reveal Jimmy’s monetary value, other signs that they simply wandered off, according to the Sauk than to say he is a registered County Sheriff’s Department. March 24, 2014Morgan, 5:40 pm / or whether she has insurance. Online sites indicate

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they did not have access to adequate food. Permit levels will be reduced by 25 percent in each of the time periods for which over-the-counter permits March 18, 2014 8:29 pm / are available. Hunters interested in

This week, we are go ing to take a step up in the ‘flying football’ fam ily and visit one of the larger owls in our area the barred owl. The barred owl is not the largest of the owls that make their home here, but at 17-20 inche tall, it is still impressive. Their 40-43 inch wingspans make for a dramatic sight if you happen to see one flyin by. The barred owl has acquired several names over the years, such as eight hooter, rain owl o hoot owl. This is an attractive member of the owl family, having brown eyes (all other owls have yellow eyes) and brown and white plumage. The known call of ‘who-cooks-for-you, who cooks-for-you’ makes this bird easily identified by sound. If you live in or near a wooded area, you probably hav heard these owls talkin to each other from thei established areas. You may hear their call, bu due to their wing desig you will not hear one when it is in flight. Mixed forests with large trees near water are the preferred habit of the barred owl. Larg trees make for the perfect place for these owl to nest and old growth forests have a more diverse group of prey. These owls have a large range of prey, suc as small animals like squirrels, chipmunks, mice, voles, rabbits and even birds up to the siz

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Port students earn the right to toot their own horns Port Washington-Saukville students shined at the Wisconsin School Music Association District Solo & Ensemble Festival hosted by Port Washington High School Saturday. Among the local musicians who earned the highest rating and qualified for the state festival on April 25 were members of a brass ensemble (front row, from left) Abbey Schemenauer, Katie Czarnecki, Mason Purtell, Zach Surges, (second row) Kristina Rossi, Matt Murphy, Nate Ehrlich, (third row) Joe Eichenhofer, Rigoletto Lopez, Brad Chapman, (fourth row) Ronny Bernander, Chris Mackey, Alex Quade, Conner Hayes, (back row) Ben Larson (hidden), Rohan Katti, Dallas Erickson and Olivia Biskobing. Photo by Sam Arendt Of the 245 Port-Saukville students who performed during the event, 177 who participated in 46 events earned invitations to the state festival. March 24, 2014 9:00 pm /

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9,000 since last summer — Peeking through his St. Patrick’s Day outfit, Luke Vanderkooy, 12, gets ready to have his head shaved Su which has stalled processing of Vanderkooy has participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event for the last 5 years, rai more claims. support research for childhood cancer. PATRICK FLOOD/ACTION REPORTER MEDIA FondWisconsin du Lac, The Reporter 03/17/2014 “Our guys, our people aren’t being processed, they’re being ONLINE equalized,” Duffy said. “We More photos, video online at could reap the rewards of having a wonderfully functioning VA office in Milwaukee where we process our veterans’ claims more quickly, but instead of letting Wisconsin benefit from its great work ethic, we’re getting penalized in a sense that we’re going to have to carry the slack from other offices around the country.” He said he and other members who attended the briefing, including Moore, Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Sherwood, Rep. Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, and Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, are now considering sending a joint letter to get more information from the VA. Damien Krenz, 7, of Fond du Lac winces as his Courtney Lonergan of Plymouth looks into a mirro The Milwaukee office serves head is shaved for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Sunday at Fond du Lac High School to support more than 400,000 veterans in event at Fond du Lac High School on Sunday. PATRICK FLOOD/ACTION REPORTER MEDIA PATRICK FLOOD/ACTION REPORTER MEDIA


Attorney general won’t pursue Final wor jet came a open government complaints systems s By Eric Litke

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Wisconsin law authorizes the attorney general and local district attorneys to enforce open government laws through court action, but Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has never pursued such a case in seven years in office. The attorney general is the chief interpreter of Wisconsin’s open meetings and public records laws and maintains lengthy compliance outlines on each subJ.B. Van ject. But in reHollen sponse to the hundreds of Wisconsin residents who report potential open meetings and public records violations, Van Hollen and his staffers defer legal action to local prosecutors . An August 2011 letter to Oconto County resident Raymond Blair, for example, says

the described situation in the town of Doty was a “likely violation” of open meetings law, but Assistant Attorney General Bruce Olsen called that a matter of “local concern.” Olsen said the decision was “a matter of policy and resources.” Blair sought action after two of three town board members participated in a meeting of another committee, enough for a quorum of the town board. Olsen said the meeting should have been posted as a joint session of the town board and committee. “(The Attorney General’s Office) came back with a letter that basically said, essentially we agree with you, but we really don’t have the time to get involved,” said Blair, 69. Van Hollen’s predecessor, Peg Lautenschlager, filed court cases at least twice against public entities to enforce state open government laws. Letters, including Blair’s, say Van Hollen “may elect to prosecute complaints involving a matter of statewide concern.”

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But Dana Brueck, spokeswoman for the attorney general, confirmed no such action has been taken during Van Hollen’s time in office. That means nuanced open government complaints are left to local prosecutors, who may See SUNSHINE, Page A2

The final words from the miss ing Malaysian jetliner’s cock pit gave no indication any thing was wrong, even thoug one of the plane’s communica tions systems had alread been disabled, officials sai Sunday, adding to suspicion that one or both of the pilot were involved in the disap pearance. Authorities also examine a flight simulator confiscate from the home of one of the p lots and dug through the back ground of all 239 people o board, as well as the groun crew that serviced the plane. The Malaysia Airlines Boe ing 777 took off from Kual Lumpur in the wee hours o March 8, headed to Beijing. O Saturday, the Malaysian gov ernment announced finding that strongly suggested th plane was deliberately divert

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But Dana Brueck, spokeswoman for the attorney general, confirmed no such action has been taken during Van Hollen’s time in office. That means nuanced open government complaints are left to local prosecutors, who may See SUNSHINE, Page A2

The final words from the missing Malaysian jetliner’s cockpit gave no indication anything was wrong, even though one of the plane’s communications systems had already been disabled, officials said Sunday, adding to suspicions that one or both of the pilots were involved in the disappearance. Authorities also examined a flight simulator confiscated from the home of one of the pilots and dug through the background of all 239 people on board, as well as the ground crew that serviced the plane. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur in the wee hours of March 8, headed to Beijing. On Saturday, the Malaysian government announced findings that strongly suggested the plane was deliberately divert-

ed and may have flown as far north as Central Asia or south into the vast reaches of the Indian Ocean. Investigators have said someone on board the plane first disabled one of its communications systems — the Aircraft and Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS — about 40 minutes after takeoff. The ACARS equipment sends information about the jet’s engines and other data to the airline. Around 14 minutes later, the transponder that identifies the plane to commercial radar systems was also shut down. The fact that both systems went dark separately offered strong evidence that the plane’s disappearance was deliberate. On Sunday, Malaysian Defense Minister HishammudSee MISSING, Page A8 March 18, 2014 5:52 pm /

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Comedy hypnotist Crimson convinces Chas Lehman and Jakki Farmer they are pilots flying a group of students on a vacation to Jamaica during a performance at a student assembly at Medford High School on Tuesday afternoon. Crimson also performed a show open to the public in the evening in the Red and White Theatre.

Chorale premieres choral composition The Central Chamber Chorale will premiere a commissioned choral work, “Certus Sum Enim,” composed by Marshfield native, Andrew Rindfleisch, in honor of founding member and former Chorale president, Dr. Joseph Ousley. Dr. Ousley sang with the Chorale for 38 years and served on the Board for many years. Dr. Ousley and his wife, Mary, were the first recipients of the chorale’s Central Wisconsin Leadership Award. Andrew Rindfleisch, who once sang with Dr. Ousley in the chorale, is a composer, conductor and pianist with an international reputation. He is a professor

21 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 400 N. 2nd St., Abbotsford. Medford singers include Dave Hemke, Marjorie Retzer and Peggy Stalheim. There is also a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield. The concert is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the arts. March 17, 2014 7:35 pm / For more information about the Central Chamber Chorale and its mission of keeping the joy of great

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Pank was recognized for 20 years suggest new initiatives and con- ing information on ways members of service (beginning with his tensider other improvements to be can enhance their profitability ure at Family Dairies USA). Denmade throughout ourCopy cooperative and value their farm. Farmer 02/28/2014 Reduced to 93% fromonoriginal to fit letter page divisions,� said David Cooper, the The sessions focused on the imPlease see FARMFIRST, Page 3 cooperative’s general manager. portance of dairy exports, develop-

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employees with different background characteristics such as immediate family members, non-family teenagers and/or adults, and immigrant employees. Eighty-one percent of the farms recruit employees through referrals via word of mouth. It showed that even though hiring outside labor is becoming more commonplace on Wisconsin farms, few actually implement basic human resource management practices, typical of most industries. Farm managers said communication barriers was their biggest challenge in terms of human resource management. Hiring and recruiting employees, training, and dealing with conflicts were other challenges that ranked

When asked whether farms ers offer compensation in the perform regular performance re- form of fringe benefits and boviews with employees, only 42 nuses. Thirty-six percent of percent of managers responded farm employers offer a bonus or that they do. Sixty-nine percent incentive plan to their employsaid they do not have an employ- ees. Of those who offer a plan, 59 ee handbook and 57 percent do percent base it on the somatic not have written standard oper- cell count. For others, they base ating procedures for employees. it on such factors as other herd For compensation, the survey health and milk quality factors, indicated that farm employers and Christmas. Some other factake many factors into consider- tors are work productivity/ job ation when determining an em- performance, attitude, dependployee's wages. They include the ability, time worked, and loyaltype of position on the farm, ty. whether the position requires Vacation, sick leave, holidays, experience or inexperience, and and personal time are usually the region of the state. For both offered. Seventy-three percent of the inexperienced and experi- farms offered other forms of enced workers, the highest paid compensation for their employMarch 3, 2014 / as housing, free dairy job on the farm is herdsman at 5:18 eespm such $11.42 and $14.31 per hour, re- products or meat, and continspectively. uing education.

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Senior Chad Walsh (160 pounds) goes for a pin in the first-place match Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Sun Prairie regional at Sun Prairie High School. Walsh won the match with a 4-2 win over Matt Blome (Mount Horeb/Barneveld) to win the regional title and make sectionals. Seniors Jawon Turner (120), JJ Rogers (132), Matt Sampson (182) and Andrew Nyenhuis (195) also made sectionals.

Healthy and ready to roll Walsh wins regional title, four others join him at sectionals Anthony Iozzo Assistant sports editor

Injuries have hampered the Oregon High School wrestling career of senior Chad Walsh. Coming in as a top-ranked prospect as a freshman, he missed out on the playoffs his first two seasons and missed much of last season, hurting his chances down the

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If you go What: WIAA Division 1 Oconomowoc sectional When: 10 a.m. Saturday Where: Oconomowoc High School stretch. But this year, Walsh is finally healthy, and he is making his push toward a state berth. That push started last Saturday at Sun Prairie High School when Walsh edged Matt Blome (Mount Horeb/Barneveld) 4-2 to win the

Photo slideshow from regionals will be attached to story Friday 160-pound regional title. “Finally being able to make it this far without getting hurt gives me a little more motivation,” Walsh said. “That is something I haven’t been able to have because of my injuries. … I am happy to be healthy.” Walsh trailed 2-1 after two periods against Blome, but he scored on an escape and later picked up a takedown to take the 4-2 lead. Walsh was able to hold control the

rest of the match to hold on for the win. Earlier in the day, Walsh, ranked No. 9 on, knocked off Patrick Reilly (Stoughton) in a 13-4 major decision. “Coming off of conference, I ended up getting second, but I felt I wrestled pretty good and I was confident going into regionals,” Walsh said. “I knew I just needed to wrestle hard and I would come out on top.” Walsh may have been the only champion Saturday, but he isn’t

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STANDING AS HIS HEAD for a win was Boyceville freshman phenom Micha Johnson, right, as rolled through a move with Westby’s Ross Withington in Friday night’s Divsion 3, 138-pound state semifinals match. Johnson soundly defeated the second-ranked Withington 12-3 in the match and went on to win the state title the following night. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Tainter photographer charged with felony By LeAnn R. Ralph MENOMONIE — A 55-yearold Town of Tainter resident has been charged with one felony and one misdemeanor for secretly videotaping a woman at his photography business while she changed clothes in a bathroom in between photo shoots. James E. Kernan, the owner of “Picture Perfect Photography” located on 562nd Street in the Town of Tainter, made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court February 25 on one felony count of capturing an image of nudity and one misdemeanor count of invading privacy by using a surveillance device. Deputies with the Dunn County Sheriff ’s Department arrested Kernan after a 25-yearold woman contacted the Dunn

County Sheriff ’s Department January 21. According to a news release from the sheriff ’s department, the woman reported that she believed she had been videotaped in a bathroom without her permission at a business called Picture Perfect Photography being operated out of a residence in the Town of Tainter. During one of several trips to the bathroom, the alleged victim observed what she believed to be a hidden video camera in the bathroom where she was changing clothes in between photo shoots. The woman removed the memory card from the camera, and when she viewed the contents of the card, she saw a video of the male photographer placing the camera in the bathroom. The video also showed the

alleged victim in various states of undress. The alleged victim then contacted the Dunn County Sheriff ’s Department. According to news reports, Kernan told investigators that he had set up the video camera because he was missing two dresses valued at a couple of hundred dollars each and that he suspected the woman had taken them. According to the news release from the Dunn County Sheriff ’s Department, investigators have no indication that any other clients were videotaped without their consent. Kernan posted bail of $200 cash on January 29. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 13.

WI state legislature addresses heroin epidemic A column of personal opinion by State Senator Sheila Harsdorf This week, the State Senate unanimously passed the H.O.P.E

bill will require individuals to show identification in order to pick up prescriptions of highly-addictive medications at pharmacies.

care facility. Finally, the fourth bill allows trained emergency March 10, 2014 9:29 pm / service personnel and others to legally carry the drug Naloxone,

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Festival Concert Abbotsford middle-schoolers Jaron Nyhus, left, and Ean Rau play their French horns during Tuesday night’s Festival Concert. The concert included performances by the middle and high schools bands and choirs. TP staff photo

CAPD promotes part-timer to fill full-time officer spot By Kevin O’Brien The Colby-Abbotsford Police Department has hired a familiar face to be its next full-time police officer. Chris Brandner, a Medford native who has been filling in as a part-time officer for the last few years, was chosen by the joint police commission Monday night after a closed session discussion. Police chief Ron Gosse said the decision was more of a promotion for Brandner than a new hire. “We didn’t do any interviews,” he


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said. “We just hired him off his application.” State statutes do not require the two city councils to approve the new officer, and Gosse confirmed that with attorney Bill Gamoke, who sent him a memo Tuesday explaining the commission’s authority a new officer. Gamoke said either council could refuse to approve the commission’s meeting minutes as way of raising an issue with the new hire, but the councils don’t have the authority to veto the

A form teacher a ing sex with at l students Monday ditional he alleg one of h Andy Follen the phon Andy Spencer, faces two felony jumping and a misdemea trying to intimidate/dissu by calling the victim’s hou convincing her to set up a website called Ruzzle so change instant messages. Follen was ordered to r County Circuit Court Mon after the new charges were ed a $7,500 cash bond, w him from using the inter ing any device that can internet. According to the comp day by Clark County dis Lyndsey Boon Brunette to enlist the victim’s help charges against him lesse her talk to the DA. “Andy stated in the Ru that he was going to den stuff from his pending cri and hoped (the victim) w out,” the complaint states. Follen was charged Fe counts of sexual assault o a school staff member. He have a pretrial conference on March 25. The bond Follen posted him from having any cont his alleged victims. The latest criminal com

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Flying high Above, Danielle Bauman, of Kenosha, flies high on her snowboard and safely into a huge inflated air bag at Wilmot Mountain Sunday. She and other skiers and snowboarders were taking part in the U.S. AirBag tour, during which they can practice tricks without fear of hitting the ground. This was the second year U.S. AirBag has visited Wilmot Mountain. U.S. AirBag of Lake Tahoe, Calif., hosts similar events in some 45 venues across the country each year. Michael Moorris, of Antioch, Ill., practices at Wilmot Mountain. He recorded his jumps with a camera mounted on his helmet.

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A taste of spring Warmer weather and sunny skies brought out the joggers and walkers at Frame Park in Waukesha on Monday. The melting snow left puddles and slippery spots that made negotiating the paths around the park a little challenging.

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Waukesha County Exe Dan Vrakas announced Tu that he has been diagnose prostate cancer and will so gin treatment. In a news release, Vrak that several weeks ago hi tors told him that his pro specific antigen levels we normally high. Additional testing a biopsy showed that Vraka has been county executive 2005, has cancer. “It is not believed the has spread beyond my pro Vrakas said. “I feel lucky th cer was detected when i and that I will soon begin ment and get on the path covery.” Vrakas, who was bor raised in the City of Wau and is a graduate of Wau South High School, will r care from local doctors, in tion to treatments at the S Proton Therapy Center i Diego. “While my treatmen have a short-term effect o ability to attend as many munity events as I would will not hamper my abi perform the other duties office or lessen my desire t tinue serving the people of kesha County,” Vrakas sai Vrakas praised the Cali facility, saying the re

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St. Patrick’s Day keeps dancers on their toes With St. Patrick’s Day less than a week away, this is a very busy time of year for the Trinity Irish Dancers, whose year-round schedule is filled with hundreds of performances in March alone. Among the dancers performing at the Cedarburg Cultural Center last weekend were (from left) Caitlyn Briggs of Germantown, Brittney Deboer of Cedarburg, Riley Berg of Port Washington, Katie Lamb of Grafton, Tori Wise of Cedarburg and Quinn VanDehey of Sheboygan. Photo by Sam Arendt March 13, 2014 1:42 pm /

ee City Council will organizer of the festivals. Douglas informed the commitxt week whether to protee that a 03/11/2014 vendor for the August ont funds Marinette, for two popuEagleHerald mer celebrations — the Waterfront Festival is already July family event and looking to book tents, saying that

into profits to the point where the financial cushion has dried up. The city previously approved funding for the festival for fiscal 2014-15, however, the city is cur-

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Spring fever Ehran Mense, 11, (left) and Tony Oden, 16, both from Marinette, cross the Interstate Bridge Monday in Marinette. Students in Marinette are on spring break this week and they were treated to an unofficial record-breaking temperature of 61 degrees. The old record of 60 degrees was established in 1977, according to EagleHerald archives. (Color reprints:

MARINETTE — lost a dedicated c big smile and gen Mel Sharpe died la Sharpe, 90, w died unexpectedly the home of daughter and son law, had served the past 22 years a member of County Board Supervisors and running for anot two-year term. He also serv Peshtigo for many supervisor of the Department, the Public Works and and treasurer. A funeral servi Peshtigo resident at Berth and R Home. “Mel Sharpe w said County Ad Sorensen. “He ap with the county ensure a good q Marinette County “Mel appreciate county staff as w cials and was very Sorensen, alo supervisors Vilas Kathy Just, chairm of the county boar will miss Sharpe’s One of Sharpe’ ing on the county See SHARPE, A3


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“We finished with our second-highest score of our season,” Buelow said. “The scores were very comparable to best scores of the season, which is wonderful at a state

just a sophomore, so I know she can continue to improve and meet raised expectations going forward.” Other Waterford gymnasts who participated in the team

members of the state team coming back,” Buelow said. “I’m glad to look forward to the future.” The present and the future look bright for Waterford.

get me where I a Last year, se football players e cern with the tea commitment in room. Tenhagen, wh is an explosive be the young, fr ed to reinvigorate culture. “The goal of program and an have been a part op our studentsuccessful in all a Tenhagen said. “ the qualities that this process. I h tunate to play fo have helped me i and I will provid with this same le Burlington ha the WIAA playof since 2006, and l with a 4-5 reco

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FMOW gymnast Erin Scholz of Muskego competes on the bars in action from earlier this season. The combined squad won its fourth straight WIAA Division 1 state championship last week.

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A peregrine falcon that helped produce a record crop of the endangered species last year in Wisconsin was found shot Feb. 27 in West Allis. The bird, a 4-year-old female known to researchers as 47X, suffered injuries from at least seven shotgun pellets. It is being treated at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee. Its chances of flying again are “guarded,” said Scott Diehl, wildlife rehabilitator at the Wisconsin Humane Society. Authorities are seeking information to help find the perpetrator. Peregrine falcons are listed as an endangered species in Wisconsin and protected by state and federal laws.

The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. The peregrine fledged three young in 2013 in a nest box at the We Energies plant at the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa. The bird was seen by thousands of viewers on the We Energies falcon webcam last year. The We Energies Foundation has contributed $2,500 to the Wisconsin Humane Society for the bird's care. “At this point it would be speculation on why someone would target a peregrine,” said Greg Septon, manager of the Please see FALCON, 8A

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Volunteers, Donations Needed for City Easter Egg Hunt tricia ROSE | publisher MANAWA - Spring is in the air, and with that comes Easter! What’s Easter without Manawa’s annual Easter Egg Hunt? This event is planned for Saturday, April 19, 2014 and will be held at Masonic Center at 10 a.m. With the growth of the hunt every year we are expecting a large crowd at this year’s Easter activities (from 90 in 2012 to 140 in 2013). We would like to make this a fun experience for all the community children. This is where your generous help comes in. The Easter Egg Hunt will no longer be hosted by the Manawa Area Chamber of

are asking for plastic eggs, candy, treats, toys, coupons, monetary donation, or sponsorships to be donated by local businesses. Prizes can be as big or small as you would like. It would be great if your company name and/or logo were on the prize! Attach a business card to something that a child would like! You may wish to just donate a few larger prizes, which is also acceptable. Be creative! An Easter basket full of goodies with

your business card attached would be great idea. Some suggestions may be a dentist may wish to donate toothbrushes with their logo’s on them, a company may want to donate a small truck or car with their logo imprinted on it, a company may want to donate balloons or activity books with their logo on it, or a hair salon donate a “Beautify me” coupon, or temporary tattoos with your company logo, or maybe a company t-shirt. Come up with your

own unique way to promote your business. We are also looking for sponsors for certain activity stations. Some ideas may be a craft station, balloon station, face painting, coloring contest station, or game station. Please contact me or Rhonda at Premier Community Bank or Beckie at The Store if you would like help with the community Easter Egg Hunt or email Angie at manawachamberofcommerce@gmail. com. Thank you!

Riders Club Scholarship Applicants Eyed tricia ROSE | publisher MANAWA - One lucky graduate will receive a $500 scholarship from the

average or higher and plan school counseling offices to attend a college or tech- and are due on April 18. nical college, majoring in 13, 2014 Questions be diMarch 1:50 pm may / an agriculture-related field. rected to 920-596-2051 or Applications are avail- by emailing manrodeo@

Tuesday afternoon at St. Gabriel School in Hubertus.

Learning is for the birds West Bend, Daily News 03/12/2014

St. Gabriel students get visit from 4 birds from Schlitz By SARAH MANN Daily News

HUBERTUS — Educators from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center were hawking the virtues of kestrels and eagles to students in St. Gabriel School’s Nature Club on Tuesday. Students in the after-school program at the Hubertus Catholic school came face-to-face and beak-to-beak with some of Wisconsin’s raptors Tuesday afternoon as raptor educator and team leader Lindsay Focht and her colleagues, Ken and Barb Wardius, brought out bird after bird to teach kids about raptors, a classification of feathered creatures that includes falcons, owls, hawks and eagles. They made the visit at the request of Ann Schellinger, who runs the Nature Club. “We learned a lot about child development and using multi-sensory education,” Schellinger explained. “It can actually enhance children and (information) goes into their longterm memories.” Schellinger hoped that seeing the birds of prey up close would help students be more engaged with their learning, because the adventure dovetailed with some of the books that they’re reading for school at the moment. “It’s nice to work together with parents and teachers,” Schellinger said. That, and, “We thought it would be pretty cool to have a bald eagle.” They had Valkyrie, a 2-year-old female bald eagle who is so young that she’s not yet bald. Focht, her arm protected by a leather glove, held the bird for all to see as Ken Wardius gave

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Dory, a saw-whet owl, scans the crowd of children during the birds of prey presentation Tuesday at St. Gabriel School in Hubertus. The presentation featured four birds from the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside. details about the species — despite the name, they’re not featherless. “They do not get their white tail and white head until around age 5,” he said. “Bald — it’s an Old English word that means ‘white.’”

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Hartford man involved in fatal car crash

WAUKESHA — A 42-year-old Water man died Tuesday morning following a tr accident on Highway 83 in the town of Mer according to a release from the Wauk County Sheriff’s Department. The man, identified as Michael P. Mur by the Waukesha County Medical Examin office, initially struck a deer around 6:30 and pulled off the road, exiting the vehic an attempt to remove it from the road While in the road, Murphy was struck by a ond vehicle traveling southbound on High 83, according to Sheriff’s Deputy Jenn Wallschlaeger. The driver of the second vehicle wa 44-year-old male from Hartford. Murphy was pronounced dead at the Au Medical Center in Summit. The incident, which occurred just sout County Line Road, closed Highway 83 for a three hours and it remains under inves tion, Wallschlaeger said. The Wauke County Sheriff’s Department, the Washin County Sheriff Department and the Chene Police Department along with Lake Cou Fire & Rescue and the North Lake and S Bank Fire Departments responded to the dent. Wallschlaeger urged anyone involved i accident to stay in his or her vehicle un there is an immediate need to get out. noted that deer are often moving at dawn dusk, so drivers should be vigilant and w their surroundings. “Again, unless there is an emergent rea for you to exit your vehicle, just stay in the until help arrives,” she said. — Conley News Ser

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d on potential overlap . hey range from 500 to feet,” said Lea. “You may areas that completely ap. The challenging part of these areas see is that are also the highest denpopulations where rental ng may also be located.” a also said that zone diss may vary based on reced levels of concern for fic areas that have an ased chance of drawing ren, such as schools. he town board is expected ermine the distance such ders locating to Three s may reside in relation e designated areas. The d may obtain legal couno help create an ordie. egistered sexual offenders end up in Three Lakes of two principal ways, ined Lea. An offender move to the area after ng a sentence and he or would have to register as a al offender, or offenders are on parole or mandatopervised release could be d in the area by the rtment of Corrections. he commission went gh each zoning district determined if they includreas where children or ies gathered or vacad. eas that raised red flags ded public boat landings, ts, picnic or restroom ties, campgrounds and munity education centers. n already established list ecific areas that would children or families in e Lakes includes parks, trails, churches, school, ry, Northernaire, Camp yrock, Camp Luther, r Center, local businessnd public and private day centers. he Plan Commission n’t have the authority to e ordinances, and the board is expected to w the commission’s list of mmended off-limits zondistricts during a future ing. A final ordinance restrict sex offenders


HARDY BIRD — Though less than five inches in length, the black-capped chickadee is a com-

mon, hardy bird that spends the entire winter here. —Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER

Vilas: fiscal health on rebound FROM PAGE 1 according to Alleman. Beginning in the mid1990s, Alleman said the county embarked on a number of capital improvement projects. Over the next 10 years, millions of dollars in bonding was authorized for

rates did enable the county to refinance much of its debt, but also adversely affected the revenue side of the balance sheet,” Alleman told the Rotarians. Due to the elimination of budget surpluses, increased unbudgeted spending and annual levy buy downs, Alle-

• Creation of a Civil Service Commission to better manage hiring by the sheriff’s department. The county board also created the position of finance manager to oversee the county’s $28 million budget and March 17, 2014 1:41 pm / hired Jason Hilger, a certified public accountant with gov-

WNA member photography sampler: Feb/March 2014 vol2  

2014 Mid-winter photos from Wisconsin newspapers vol. 2

WNA member photography sampler: Feb/March 2014 vol2  

2014 Mid-winter photos from Wisconsin newspapers vol. 2