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The Police Department is waiting on a Federal Aviation Association Delavan Enterprise ruling09/12/2013 as to the cause of the crash, Police Chief Tim O’Neill said Monday. However, officers saw

scene for about 15 minutes. Police stood by for nearly two hours until the FAA arrived, O’Neill said. The FAA must still make a rul- Firefighters clean up the wreckage of a plane ing as to what caused the crash. was injured in the accident.

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Marion October 14, 2013 FED CATTLE: High Yielding Choice Beef: 112.00 to 120.00. Choice Beef: 106.00 to 111.00. High Yielding Choice Holstein Steers: 108.00 to 119.00. Choice Holstein Steers: 103.00 to 108.00. Select or Unfinished: 90.00 to 100.00. COWS: 20 percent: 74.00 to 88.00. 60 percent: 64.00 to 73.00. 20 percent: 50.00 and down. BULLS: Most Bulls: 85.00 to 97.00. Bulls(Thin, Full, or not solid): 75.00 to 86.00. REPLACEMENT CALVES: Quality Holstein Bull Calves: 50.00 to 100.00. Quality Beef Calves: 50.00 to 150.00. Light & Poor Quality Calves: 50.00 and down.

Dairy Cattle Summary Stratford October 15, 2013 Top Quality Springing Holstein Heifers: 1,300.00 to 1,475.00. Top Month: 1,825.00. Plainer Quality Springing Holstein Heifers: 1,000.00 to 1,275.00. Good Quality Short Bred Heifers: 650.00 to 1,050.00. Good Quality Springing and Recently Fresh Cows: 1,300.00 to 1,850.00. Top: 2,250.00. Good Bred Back Milking Cows: 1,100.00 to 1,800.00. Top: 2,200.00. Plain Quality and Common Cows: 750.00 to 1,150.00. Dehorned & Vacc. Open Heifers, 350550#: 275.00 to 525.00. Dehorned & Vacc. Open Heifers, 550750#: 425.00 to 725.00. Dehorned & Vacc. Open Heifers, 750900#: 575.00 to 900.00.

Central Livestock Zumbrota, MN October 8, 2013 FED CATTLE BEEF STEERS: Choice: 120.00 to 126.50. Mixed grading: 90.00 to 119.50. BEEF HEIFERS: Choice: 120.00 to 125.75.

cwt. Lambs were weighed with a 4 percent shrink or equivalent. Delivery is set for Sep 30-Oct 04, 2013.

Stratford Equity Livestock Market Report October 15, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 130.00 and down. Feeder Lambs: 135.00 and down. Ewes: 30.00 and down. Bucks: 22.00 and down.

Johnson Creek October 14, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 115.00 to 130.00. Feeder Lambs: 125.00 to 140.00. Ewes: 25.00 to 60.00. Bucks: 50.00 to 85.00.

Lomira October 14, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 110.00 to 125.00. Feeder Lambs: 115.00 to 150.00. Ewes: 40.00 to 50.00. Bucks: 50.00 and down.


Reedsville September 17, 2013 Sows: 52.00 to 64.00. Boars: 10.00 to 20.00. Central Livestock Assoc.

Zumbrota, MN October14, 2013 Market Hogs: 230-280 lbs: 67.00/cwt; 280-290 lbs: 66.00/cwt; 290-300 lbs: 65.00/cwt. Market Sows: Under 450 lbs: 60.00 to 62.00/cwt; 450-500 lbs: 63.00/cwt; Over 500 lbs: 64.00 to 65.00/cwt. Boars: Under 300 lbs: 43.00/cwt; over 300 lbs: 25.00/cwt.

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Darlington's Dane Siegenthaler straps on his helmet before the start of their homecoming game against Mineral Point Friday night, Oct. 11. For the first time in the history of the football program, Darlington High School played a night game with funds donated for rental lights. See Page B1 for more coverage of the game.


Officials: Center does have city budget MONROE — In a story published Friday, Oct. 11, The Monroe Times reported, based on comments made by board members, that the Senior Center does not have a city budget and received no taxpayer money, but rather, operates on a Senior Center Account or a fund-raising account. But that’s not the case, according to city officials — the city does in fact have a tax-supported budget for the Senior Citizen Center. For 2013, $233,500 was budgeted. About $190,000

covers employee wages, health insurance, FICA, Medicare, pension and other withholdings, and associated training expenses. The center employs a full-time center coordinator, assistant coordinator, wellness specialist and part-time custodian. The budget also includes $30,500 for utilities and telephone, $7,000 for building repairs and maintenance, and $4,500 for office and operating supplies. The city took in revenues from fitness fees through the center’s Wellness Center of

$17,800 in 2010; $20,600 in 2011; an estimated $15,200 in 2012, and an anticipated $7,200 for 2013, after giving one-half of that annual revenue back to the center. The center paid the health insurance benefits cost for its wellness specialist until last year. Also, according to the 2013 budget report, “The Senior Center funds its facility activities and programs through the Senior Center activity account. Over the See CENTER, Page A6

MONROE — Charge been filed against the M man arrested earlier thi after police say he stabbed another man in drunken anger. Joshua J. Powers, 30, remains jailed on a $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 Powers cash bond for felony charges of fir second-degree rec endangering safety and meanor charges of dis conduct, aggravated b obstructing an office operating a firearm intoxicated. His next appearance is a preli hearing Oct. 15. Powers was arrested his home in the 900 b 10th Street at about 2:4 Saturday, Oct. 5, after responded to a report th year-old man with serio not life-threatening wounds was being tre Monroe Clinic ER.



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similar meeting left off last spring. Those meetings focused on the potential move to a “center-school” Delavan Enterprise model that would rearrange the grade levels at every district school except Delavan-Darien High School.

ey to fund one. He said he also did not support spending several weeks getting people riled up only to decide 10/24/2013 again it cannot be done. Board member Chad Kort said the meetings, which the district an-

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library and sharing space between music and art. The portables have been sold to Odling Construction for $1 and will be removed soon.


MICHAEL HALL Delavan Enterprise

The Delavan-Darien and McFarland high school soccer teams line up for the na- game Thursday. The Comets lost 2-0 to McFarland and finished their season with a tional anthem before the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association regional 7-0 conference record and a 15-6 record overall. See Page 7 for sports coverage.

Town’s longest-serving officer to retire By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT

Town of Delavan police officer Roger Clapper, who has served the department since 1979, will retire Dec. 31. The Delavan Town Board approved an agreement Oct. 15 with Clapper that will allow him five weeks credit toward his 25 years of service to the department. Nine of Clapper’s 34 years with the department were part-time, so they don’t count toward his years of service for retirement. Clapper will not reach 25 years of full-time service until

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mid-February. But retiring by Dec. 31 will allow him to preserve retirement benefits due to him based on the contract that expires then. Retiring with 25 years of service increases the health benefits he will receive. Administrator John Olson said the agreement is a win-win for both sides. Clapper can retire when he wants and receive the health benefits 25 years of service allows, and the town can eventually hire a replacement officer at a lower rate of pay. Olson said Clapper’s hourly wage is $31.20 while the starting hourly rate for an officer is $23.61. “This is a well-deserved retirement for him,” Supervisor Larry Malsch said. During his own career in law enforcement, Malsch said he had the opportunity to work with Clapper on several occasions. “I have been fortunate to serve an outstanding department in my 34 years as a sworn officer,” Clapper said in his retirement letter to the board. “I will continue my dedication of work to the department and the Town of Delavan up to the date of my retirement,” he wrote. “I thank you for an outstanding career and I

look forward to retirement.” According to the agreement, the town will be responsible for the employer share of Clapper’s monthly insurance premium, which is frozen at his retirement at $1,257. Clapper will pay the employee share and any increase in the premium. Clapper will continue on a family plan until he is eligible for full Social Security benefits. Clapper will be paid for all accrued benefits including sick leave, overtime and vacation time on Dec. 31 in the total amount of $26,099 as of Oct. 7. The amount could vary depending on use of sick or vacation hours or additional overtime before Dec. 31. Olson said the agreement is non-precedent setting. He also said the town has no plans to replace Clapper, but the board may discuss replacement plans closer to Dec. 31. The Town Board agreed to suspend its hiring freeze Oct. 15 to allow the department to hire a fulltime officer to replace Jeremy Renz, who resigned Oct. 7 to take a job with the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department. It will have to consider


the same action to replace Clapper. The hiring freeze was put in place in August 2012 because of budget concerns. The freeze was only lifted to hire one full-time officer, so if the board decides to replace Clapper, it will have to vote to suspend the freeze again at that point. Malsch asked why the board was not suspending the freeze to hire two full-time officers since it knew now that another officer was going to be needed. Town Chairman Ryan Simons said the Police Committee decided to recommend the freeze for just the one officer. The board voted to honor that recommendation. Budget hearing The town will have a budget hearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Town Hall at which the budget for 2014 is likely to be approved. One part of the budget that was discussed Oct. 15 was the amount set aside for capital expenditures. The board discussed raising the budgeted amount of $115,000 to include the potential cost of a new fire engine.

Supervisors Barb Militello and Chris Marsicano questioned allocating the money when the new engine has not yet been approved. Militello said that might send the message to the fire department that the engine is a sure thing. She and Marsicano said the board needs more information before the engine would be approved. Marsicano said the budget can always be amended if an engine is approved and said allocating the money for it now is not necessary.

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Repair shop needs zoning change...........Page 3 –––– Football team knocked Communities host Halloween festivities Halloween activities will begin Visit Town of Darien out of playoffs...Page 7 this weekend in the Town of Darien php for safety tips or more informa- The Town of Darien will have its –––– trick or treating from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. and continue in Delavan and Darien tion. 31. on Oct. 31. Two die in Hayrides and a haunted trail will Village of Darien Oct. 26 23, sponsored by City of Delavan The Village of Darien will have be offeredOctober 2013 8:08 pm / crashes .......Page 12 The City of Delavan will host trick or treating from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. Darien Emergency Medical Sertrick or treating from 4 to 6 p.m. 31.

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Locals protest barricading of Washington vets memorials during World War II. The memorial became part of the National Park System in November 2004.


Even as thousands of veterans flocked to Washington, D.C., Sunday morning to protest the closing of the World War II memorial and other memorials during the U.S. government shutdown, a local group of veterans, family members and friends also gathered at the Kenosha Veterans Memorial on 52nd Street to voice their outrage. “It’s a shame. It’s just not right,” said Pleasant Prairie resident Cindy Clark, whose father, now deceased, served in the U.S. Air Force. “The vets are dying at such a fast rate and they can’t go in (to see their monument). It’s ridiculous.” Members of the small but vocal group waved flags, sang “God Bless America” and held signs urging passing drivers to “honk if you want the World War II Memorial opened.”

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Cindy Clark, left, whose father was in the U.S. Air Force, and Sherri The peaceful protest was organized Stipek, whose father, Ralph Ruffolo, 86, taught servicemen during the Korean War, hold signs protesting the closure of the World War II veterby Mary Domes of Pleasant Prairie ans memorials in Washington. and Sharon Janusz, co-sponsors of the Friday morning American Heroes Café held at SuperValu on 80th Street. Domes said they heard organizers of the Washington march ask for veterans to show support in their communities, so they wanted to be sure Kenosha played a part. “I’m angry,” said Domes, who had an uncle serve in Vietnam and whose father served during World War II. “The veterans deserve everything.

They don’t deserve to have to beg to have their memorials open. They shouldn’t have to storm barricades. I’m absolutely infuriated that these men don’t have their memorials open to them and welcoming them.”

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uled Honor Flights of veterans being taken to visit the World War II memorial have continued, with veterans bypassing barricades to visit their monument. Funded primarily by private donations and dedicated in May 2004, the monument honors the 16 million veterans of the armed services, the 400,000 veterans who died and those who supported the war effort at home


Angie Roscioli, who volunteers at the American Heroes Café, cried when she talked about veterans being turned away from their own monument. “I think it’s a disgrace to the country and what we’re supposed to stand for,” said Roscioli, 89. Others like her son, the Rev. Dominic Roscioli, had harsher words for what is being done to veterans in Washington. “I think it’s a sin to close those memorials to veterans,” said Roscioli, who held a framed dedication to his father, Lawrence, who served as a bombardier during World War II. “You get these WWII veterans going there for the first time in their life. These guys defeated Hitler and they can’t see their own memorial? I think it’s mean-spirited and cruel.” Anthony Martin brought his daughters, Angela, 17, and Gabrielle, 15, to the local veterans memorial to show support for veterans like his father, Roger, who served in Vietnam. “I just think both (political) parties should come together and come to a resolution so veterans have an opportunity to visit their memorials, so they don’t have to be shut out,” he said. See PROTEST, Page A11


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Jauch will not seek re-election in 2014 Veteran lawmaker reflects on 31-year-career and laments the lack of bipartisanship in today’s political climate MADISON – State Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, has announced that he will not seek re-election in the fall of 2014. Jauch made the announcement at a press conference in Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 9. “This is an emotional and difficult decision to make,” said Jauch, who has represented the 25th Senate District since 1987 and has served in the lLegislature since 1983. “Every day for the last 31 years, I have dedicated 1,000 percent of my effort to repSen. Jauch resent northern Wisconsin and fight for the issues that matter to them. I love the district and have pro-

found respect for the citizens I serve. Beyond words I am grateful for the confidence and trust that has enabled me to serve in the Wisconsin State Legislature.” Jauch said the reason he decided to retire was because he was too tired to sustain the level of commitment and the high standard of representation his constituents have a right to expect. “After traveling almost 750,000 miles and being involved in most of the Legislature’s most contentious issues, including bookends of the violent spear fishing controversy and the volatile mining debate, I have the same passion as I had on the first day 31 years ago to fight for the issues that matter to the citizens of the north.  However, I simply do not have the energy to maintain that commitment in a political landscape where representative democracy is on life support.” “I concluded that I don’t have another 125,000 miles in my tank,” he said. The northern lawmaker also reflected on his career achievements, most of which were bipartisan victories, including authoring one of the largest property tax cuts in state history, saving 350 October 16, 2013 9:11 pm /

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to sit here and make decisions ... they should have to stand for election,” said Preston, noting there should be some accountability. Nold said that while he agreed, incumbents often have the advantage. “By us appointing them, we give them that advantage of saying they have experience. It’s a Catch 22,” Nold said. Preston’s motion resulted in a tie. Yes votes were Preston, Strey and Morgan; Miller, Nold and Larsen voted no. Daley became the tie breaker in a rare opportunity to cast a vote, and decided against the measure. The council then returned to Miller’s original motion, which unanimously passed. Anyone interested in the temporary appointment must submit a letter of interest by 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Submit your letter and resume with personal background to the attention of the City Clerk, 174 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Call the clerk’s office at (262) 569-2175 for more information. Council members are expected to conduct interviews and make an appointment Tuesday, Nov. 12.

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Three-year-old Taylyn Curci of Oconomowoc swings at the Imagination Station playground in Roosevelt Park on Friday, Oct. 11. Unseasonably mild weather lured many residents outside to enjoy their favorite activities.





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D CATTLE: oice & Prime Beef Steers & Heifers: to 117.00. oice & Prime Holstein Steers: 100.00 to

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n & Poor Yielders: up to 63.00. LLS: mmercial Bulls: 85.00 to 95.00. ter & Utility Bulls: up to 84.00. LVES: (Sold by the Pound). stein Bull Calves: 90.00 to 135.00. stein Heifer Calves: up to 100.00 or Quality Calves: 20.00 to 80.00.

National Cattle Summary Week ending September 27, 2013

mpared to last week: No trades by Mid on in Texas orKansas. Few sales in Neon a live basis are 2.00 higher. The bulls he pits this week and cattle futures mostlyupward moves. Beef prices ostly steady on the week with moderate ent. Boxed beef prices Friday noon av184.88 up .71 from last Friday. The Select spread is at15.94. Slaughter cata national basis for negotiated cash hrough Friday afternoon totaled about head. Last week’s total head count was , dwest Direct Markets: e Basis: Steers and Heifers 80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs: 124.00 essed Basis: Steers and Heifers: 196.00 uth Plains Direct Markets: e Basis: Steers and Heifers 65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs: not hed

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Rays of the sun beam through the clouds over a farm field near Eau Claire as the sun sets. 350-600 lbs: 110.00 to 170.00; 600-800 lbs: 100.00 to 123.50; 800-1000 lbs: 96.00 to 105.00. HOLSTEIN STEERS (prices/cwt): 300-400 lbs: 100.00 to 126.00; 400-600 lbs: 97.00 to 125.50; 600-800 lbs: 84.00 to 91.00; 800-1100 lbs: 84.00 to 102.00. MARKET COWS AND BULLS Market Cows: 72.00 to 82.00. High-yielding cows: 83.00 to 88.00. Feeding Cows: Up to 90.00. Thin, shelly & full cows: 30.00 to 71.00. Market Bulls: 72.00 to 92.00. High-yielding bulls: 95.00 to 104.50.

Sheep & Lamb Stratford Equity Livestock Market Report October 08, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 130.00 and down. Feeder Lambs: 135.00 and down. Ewes: 30.00 and down. Bucks: 22.00 and down.

Johnson Creek October 7, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 120.00 to 140.00. Feeder Lambs: 125.00 to 140.00. Ewes: 25.00 to 60.00. Bucks: 50.00 to 85.00.

Lomira October 7, 2013 Finished Market Lambs: 110.00 to 125.00. Feeder Lambs: 115.00 to 150.00. Ewes: 40.00 to 50.00. Bucks: 50.00 and down.


Johnson Creek Equity October 7, 2013 Butchers: 71.00 to 80.00. Light Sows: 62.00 to 70.00. Heavy Sows: 65.00 to 73.00. Boars: 30.00 to 45.00. Feeder Pigs: 30.00 to 70.00/hd.

Marion Equity October 7, 2013 Butchers: 65.00 to 86.00. Light Sows: 70.00 to 77.00. Heavy Sows: 70.00 to 77.00. Boars: 30.00 to 34.00. Feeder Pigs: 50.00 to 70.00 per pound.

Lomira October 7, 2013 Feeder Pigs: 40-50 lbs: 35.00 to 45.00/hd. 50-60 lbs: 45.00 to 55.00/hd. Heavy Sows: 71.00 to 76.00. Light Sows: 66.00 to 70.00. Boars: 25.00 to 35.00.

Reedsville September 17, 2013 Sows: 52.00 to 64.00. Boars: 10.00 to 20.00.

Central Livestock Assoc. Zumbrota, MN October 7, 2013 Market Hogs: 230-280 lbs: 61.00/cwt; 280-290 lbs: 60.00/cwt; 290-300 lbs: 59.00/ cwt. Market Sows: Under 450 lbs: 68.00 to 72.00/cwt; 450-500 lbs: 74.00/cwt; Over 500 lbs: 75.00 to 76.00/cwt. Boars: Under 300 lbs: 44.00/cwt; over 300

National Grain Summary Due to government shut-down, there are no current national market reports

Eggs Wisconsin Eggs September 30, 2013 Extra Large: 106-109 cents. Large: 104-107 cents. Medium: 87-90 cents.

Hay Reedsville Hay Auction September 26, 2013 High Quality 1st Crop Hay: 200.00 to 230.00/ton Low Quality 1st Crop Hay: 125.00 to 175.00/ton. High Quality 2nd & 3rd Crop Hay: 250.00 to 280.00/ton. Low Quality 2nd & 3rd Crop Hay: 180.00 to 225.00/ton. Straw: 140.00 to 180.00/ton.

Lomira Hay Auction October 7, 2013 Small Squares: 3.50 to 4.50/bale. Small Round Bales, 600-800 lbs: 35.00 to 55.00/bale. Big Round Bales: 50.00 to 75.00/bale. Big Square Bales: 75.00 to 100.00/bale. Straw, Large Square: 35.00 to 45.00/bale. Rd. & Sq. Bales Corn Stalks: 20.00 to 30.00/bale.

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Wis. firms suing MnDOT over project award Edward Kraemer, Lunda dispute winning bid Brian Johnson Dolan Media Newswires

minneapolis — Contractors who unsuccessfully bid on the $100 million Interstate 35E MnPASS project are suing the Minnesota Department of Transportation over its decision to

award the project to a proposer with the highest bid. Lunda Construction, Black River Falls, Wis.; Shafer Contracting, Shafer, Minn.; C.S. McCrossan, Maple Grove, Minn.; Edward Kraemer & Sons, Plain, Wis.; and AECOM, Chelmsford, Mass., lost out on the designbuild project despite submitting bids that were up to $11 million lower than the bid from Burnsville-based

Ames Construction, which won the contract. The contractors claim that MnDOT ignored state law and its own instructions to bidders in awarding the project. They also contend the successful proposer didn’t comply with the project’s bid specifications. Please see MnDOT, page 3

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Superior Telegram A trio of local duck hunters made it safely to shore in bad weather Tuesday afternoon with the help of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office water rescue boat. The three men — two from Superior and one from Foxboro — were hunting ducks in Allouez Bay, according to the sheriff’s office report. After working the swamp area, they tried to return to shore but their small 14-foot boat started to fill with water in the high waves and treacherous winds. The three sought shelter in a floating blind and called for help shortly after 4 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard was contacted, but their boat could not navigate the shallow waters. The Superior Fire Department attempted to launch a boat, but had mechanical difficulties, according to the report. The sheriff’s office boat was brought in from Hawthorne. Deputy Steve Olson and Superior firefighters were able to reach the stranded hunters and bring them safely to shore.

City leaf pick up kicks off City of Superior crews will be picking up bagged leaves on the following schedule: Nov. 1: Billings Park. Nov. 4: Between Belknap and North 37th streets and Butler and Hill avenues. Nov. 5: Between North Third and Belknap streets and Butler Avenue and East Second Street. Nov. 6: Between Belknap and North 21st streets, and Hill Avenue and East Second Street. Nov. 7: All of East End, be-

ZOO TREATS — A group of costumed children lean on the glass as they stare into the bear exhibit last Saturday morning at Lake Superior Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo. There will be one more Boo at the Zoo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this upcoming Saturday. (Jed Carlson/

Fire damages Poplar businesses Maria Lockwood A fire alarm played a crucial role in getting a Poplar business owner to safety when a fire broke out Tuesday night. Jessica Tapani was tanning at Tiger Tanning Salon & Spa, 4976 S. County Road P, when the fire began. She heard the fire alarm, opened the door to the beauty salon and saw thick black smoke. “It saved her life,” said Tapani’s mother, Claudia Porter. Tapani was able to dial 911 and get out of the building. Help was half a mile away. The fire broke out in the middle of the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly meeting and training session. Eleven members were in the village fire hall getting ready to test out the pumper truck, which had just undergone some repairs. “We got the call at 7:13 p.m.,” said Brad Nelson, first assistant chief. “It took us four minutes to get there.” Volunteer firefighters from Maple, Amnicon and Lakeside also responded to the blaze. They cleared the scene an hour and a half later. The newly repaired pumper worked well, Nelson said. The cause of the blaze was an electrical appliance, according to Nelson. A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office report

indicated the fire started near a manicure station. No damage estimate was available. While the building is still structurally sound, Porter said, the inside of the salon was gutted. The tanning room and the office for Northland Weight Loss; however, were not as badly damaged. Tiger Tanning opened its doors in February; Northland Weight Loss started in March. Now, fire has shut their doors. “I don’t know when we’ll re-open,” Porter said. Clients can keep track of the businesses through their Facebook page “Tiger Tanning Salon & Spa.” In the light of day Wednesday, Porter was shaken by the amount of damage that was done to the building. Porter and Nelson stressed the importance of fire alarms and making sure they are working. “The building can be saved; objects can be replaced,” Porter said, but people can’t. Anyone interested in supporting the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department can stop by its fourth annual pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Peace Lutheran Church on U.S. Highway 2. The cost is $6 for ages 13 and older, $4 for children ages 6-12 and kids younger than 5 eat free. To get involved, contact a firefighter or call the Be Somebody hotline at 888-926-1676.

A study by Washington Mont dianhead Technical College fo two-year colleges. In 2007, “Washington Monthl a nonprofit organization called Survey of Student Engageme published by the U.S. Departme the first-ever list of America’s b nical colleges, which ranked W In 2010, updated information moved up to sixth place. This with new data ranking roughly nical colleges nationwide in or of 2013. WITC President Bob Meyer tration and staff are extremely “The movement up in the ran the college’s strategic plan and activities are making a differ Meyer said. “These results show ted WITC’s entire staff is to m rience at WITC outstanding an The entire Washington Month College rankings can be found nity_rank.php.

ELECTION 2013 LWV CANDIDATE FORUMS School Board - Tues., Oct. 22 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Meyer Meyers-Wilkins Elementary School City Council - Tues., sary and all ages are welcome. Sue Heskin Oct. 29 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Stop by our Children’sOctober Room for the Craft 23, 2013 8:54 pm / City Council Chambers How do you get to the library on Hal- of the Month. Children will be making black loween? Why, just take the second star to the cat headbands. Supplies and directions are

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PROUD HUNTER—Waiting until the second to the last day of the 2013 bear hunt, 10year-old Cole Musolff shot this 140 pound

bear Oct. 7 while hunting in the Elton area with his father, Nate Musolff.

Detroit shakes up lineup, beats Boston 7-3 in AL Series DETROIT (AP) — Jim Leyland had no big plans for Detroit’s oddest lineup card of the year. “I’ll throw it away, unless I can sell it to some bar on the way home,” the Detroit manager said. Torii Hunter batting leadoff and Miguel Cabrera hitting second worked well enough Wednesday night for the Tigers, who beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 to even the AL championship series 2-all.

Leyland used his new lineup in an effort to boost the offense after the Tigers lost 10 in Game 3. Slumping leadoff hitter Austin Jackson was dropped to eighth in the order, and he responded with two hits and two walks. Detroit scored five runs in the second inning, the first coming home on a basesloaded walk by Jackson. Hunter had a two-run double and Cabrera drove in two runs.

Under pressure, Hedblom shares lead in Australia PERTH, Australia (AP) — Needing a win to retain his European Tour card, Peter Hedblom started in cool, calm fashion Thursday by shooting a 4-under 68 for a share of the lead with Jin Jeong of South

Tour players Sam Little and Bjorn Akesson and Australia’s Nick O’Hern. Defending champion Bo van Pelt was a stroke further behind. “It’s a golf course where you

Jackson was 3 for 33 with 18 strikeouts in this postseason before Wednesday. He said the walk in the second inning that brought home a run put him at ease a bit. “It was a big situation right there to try to get something done,” Jackson said. “I think after I’d seen a couple of pitches I was able to kind of just take some deep breaths and relax a little bit — and not worry so much about the result, just try to get a good pitch.” Leyland was quick to deflect credit for the lineup switch. “This has nothing to do with Jim Leyland, this is about the players,” Leyland said. “They executed, they came out, they played well.” Doug Fister provided another fine outing for Detroit. He 23, allowed a run October 2013 3:13 pm / in six innings, and the Tigers’ starting pitchers have yielded

The last time Se Arizona met, the handed the Cardina whipping, the worst franchise history. That game was i where the Seahawk AP Pro32) are nearl able. And it was at Ken Whisenhunt’s Arizona coach last D Now, Bruce Aria charge of the Card 18, AP Pro32), and been competitive i one game while g They are 2-0 at hom into Thursday nig they will be 6 1/2-po dogs. The reason the things close is thei especially against And it will be chal Seattle’s Marshaw who has 487 yards TDs on the ground bothered by a hip i he had a similar pro week then played over Tennessee. The Seahawks ( allowed fewer points team that has p games except Kan Their secondary, Richard Sherman, ball-hawking all nig ing that Carson Pa been picked 11 time

SEAHAWKS, 20-14 No. 31 Tampa Bay (plus 7) at N At some point, the Falcons ha the Falcons we expected. BEST BET: FALCONS, 26-13 No. 12 Baltimore (plus 2) at No Some think Steelers turned a c win. We’re not so sure. UPSET SPECIAL: RAVENS, 20 No. 1 Denver (minus 6 1 Indianapolis Happy returns for Peyton in a very badly. BRONCOS, 33-27 No. 11 Chicago (minus 1 Washington Bears head to bye with stake NFC North. BEARS, 31-26 No. 21 Cleveland (plus 10) at N Packers are too banged-up to PACKERS, 21-13 No. 4 New England (minus 4) New York Jets Speaking of banged-up, look a rosters.

deadline, Congress passed and tisan 81-18 at midevening. That sent a waiting President Barack cleared the way for a final 285-144 Obama legislation late Wednesday Marinette, EagleHerald 10/17/2013 vote in the Republican-controlled night to avoid a threatened House about two hours later on national default and end the 16- the legislation, which hewed

than 2 million federal workers would be paid — those who had remained on the job and those who had been furloughed. After the Senate approved the

Later, in the House, Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., said, “After two long weeks, it is time to end this government shutdown. It’s time to take the threat of default


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Judge: Gay marriage lawsuit to go to trial By ED WHITE Associated Press

DETROIT — Same-sex couples queued up all afternoon at county courthouses, some even carrying wedding flowers. Then a federal judge deciding whether to throw out Michigan’s gay marriage ban shocked everyone, saying simply: Wait ’til next year. After hearing arguments and poring over a stack of legal briefs, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman said Wednesday he needs to hear from experts on

Feb. 25 before settling the fate of a 2004 Michigan constitutional amendment that recognizes marriage as being only between a man and a woman. “This was never a scenario we imagined,” Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown said. Same-sex couples were at her office, anxious to get a marriage license if the judge ruled in their favor. “One couple has been together for 53 years,” Brown added. “I think they’ve waited long enough.” The lawsuit, brought by

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, two Detroit-area nurses in a lesbian relationship, argues that Michigan’s constitutional amendment violates the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, which forbids states from treating people differently. The amendment was approved by 59 percent of voters in 2004. Friedman clearly caught lawyers on both sides off guard, as they had agreed to have him decide the issue on arguments and See GAY MARRIAGE, A3

Anti-hunger advocates push for farm bill passage

Metamorp Crews restoring iconic downtown building By MIKE DESOTELL EagleHerald staff writer MENOMINEE — A metamorphosis is taking place in the heart of Menominee’s Historic District, a transformation many thought would never happen. For months, contractors have been renovating, restoring and repurposing the former FNT Building. The old fish net company pulled out decades ago, October 17, 2013 4:06 pm / leaving the four-story structure dormant. Plaster began

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Students prepare for emergencies Maria Lockwood Hundreds of children evacuated Northern Lights Elementary School grounds Friday. “Check for your shoulder buddy, make sure you’re right next to them,” Amy Krois told her first-grade students as they walked down the sidewalk toward safety. “We’re at a zero as we walk … absolutely at zero, boys and girls.” The line of students filed out of the school and past Superior Police Officer Vern Holsclaw. Some gave him a wave or a high-five as they passed. Keeping their talking levels close to a zero, the children

walked off school property to a pre-determined refuge. “Every month we have some kind of drill,” said Assistant Principal Mary Anderson-Petroske, ranging from fire and tornado drills to mock lock-downs. Emergency drills help prepare children and staff, and brings to light any changes that need to be made, staff said. Friday’s off-site evacuation drill was less common. Principal Robyn Deshayes said they practice the procedure every other year. It could be implemented in the event Northern Lights Elementary School students give Sup of a building fire, gas leak, boiler issue, high fives as they evacuate the school grounds during chemical spill or other situation that would tice the off-grounds evacuation drill every other year, shayes. (Maria Lockwood) Turn to STUDENTS, A3 October 29, 2013 5:01 pm /

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Fitness studio ignites community for a cure Ignite Fitness Studio hosted their inaugural Big or Small, Save Em’ All fitness fundraiser

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PROFICIENCY Continued from Page 10 Award in Ag Mechanics Energy Systems at this year’s National FFA Convention. Gustafson, 19, is the son of Jeff and Lisa Gustafson of Windsor. He graduated from DeForest High School in 2012, and Gwen Boettcher and Dan Kvalheim are his DeForest FFA Chapter advisors. Boettcher knew about a job opening at Diesel Forward, a company based in Windsor that remanufactures fuel-injection systems, and gave Gustafson information about the job and the coop program. He has worked for the company for the last two years. There are six main steps in the break-down, rebuilding

sheep, and she tagged along with her dad so she could play with the lambs while he did chores. As she got older, she learned sheep-rearing skills and low-stress handling techniques at his elbow, and she was given lambs in exchange for her labor. Her flock grew from there. Her FFA SAE was based on rotationally grazing Dorper sheep - a hair breed - on 32 acres and marketing lamb direct to consumers. At its peak, her flock consisted of 120 ewes and lambs. Her marketing plan for Graz-Orr Pasture-Raised Meat Sales includes reliance on word-of-mouth advertising and sending an order form to previous customers. Consumers can learn about the farm by going to and She encourages

Erica Hemmersbach Hoven She plans to serve as a lifeis his advisor. Nathan Papen- long advocate for agriculdorf was his FFA advisor ture, and she already is putduring his high-school years. ting her roots down in proLeum’s SAE started out as duction agriculture. She is a a 4-H project with a single finalist for the National FFA heifer, and he now owns 38 Proficiency Award in Fruit head. He has been involved Production. in all aspects of Leum JerWilfert, 18, is a 2013 graduseys’ day-to-day operation, ate of Mishicot High School and he’s taken a leadership and is a freshman majoring role in the farm’s genetics. in agriculture and applied ecHe’s extensively studied onomics at UW-Madison. She the traits and breeding of the is the daughter of David and farm’s cattle and available Terri Wilfert of Two Rivers, A.I. bulls, and he is building and a member of the Mishia breeding program balanced cot FFA Chapter. Jamie on both milk production and Propson is her FFA advisor, type. He has marketed some and Carrie Schmidt and of his Jerseys in private and Wendy Kammel were previconsignment sales. ous FFA advisors. Leum shows at local, state Wilfert’s SAE is centered and some national shows, on work she does on Wilfert and in 2011, he took first place Farms, her parents’ fruit and in the Central National FFA vegetable farm. Dairy Showmanship Contest She started working on the 2013 5:08 pmshe / at World Dairy Expo.October 29,farm when was six or In 2012, he placed sixth in seven by helping to stock

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to Skip and Eileen Richie’s for a KAACO Colors of Kendall wrap-up meeting. With the Lord’s help ternoon, our our gardens have provided ew Ben Dorval us with a good harvest in ove arrived to spite of the late start in eekend getting them planted. We in our woods. have produce in the freezer w deer but not and in Mason jars to help range. get us through the winter, ephew Bruce and we are thankful for all sons Jose, that we have. Last night, uan of Oshkosh we had the tail-end of the ith us. fresh sweet corn, and from Mary Parkhurst now on, that veggie will and Arlene come from the freezer. supper at The That, too, is a blessing, fe in Ontario and we hope you have ening. Sunday enjoyed a bountiful harwo couples vest as well. e program at

PELICAN PAYS A VISIT A pelican visited Lake Tomah Oct. 17-18. Jim and Dee Von Haden of Tomah snapped photos of the bird, which spent some time on their dock. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

I also enjoyed the fall concert held at Royall High School on Monday night. The Madrigals and concert choir all sung a cappela, and the band played a unique rendition titled “Electricity” along with other favorites. It has become a tradition for Leroy and Kristina Olson and family to pick apples at the Champlin home, and after having that done they spent time with Kristina’s folks, Bob and Barb Heinz, on Saturday. Coon hunting has opened, and it is one of Bob Heinz’s passions. He got two this weekend.

Dave and Miranda Mildred Radke in Wilton. This past Saturday morn- Helming had baby Harper Page baptized in St. ing she offered sympathy Matthew’s Church in to the family of Paula Kirby by the Rev. Enderle, Gerwing at St. Paul in and attendants were Tomah. Ashleigh Helming and My thoughts are with Jason Nordman. A recepStan Gerwing and family tion was held at the home as they have had to face the unexpected passing of of Dave and Miranda his wife, Paula. Stan grew Helming, and those attending were: Dick and up in our area, the son of Jill Helming, Ashleigh and Walter and Alvera, all Zach; Dan and Sarah faithful members of St. Briggs and Tate; and Matthew’s. And now for the Sletten Dwight and Judy Helmke. Miranda’s family included family, who will have to Jake and Patti Nordman; adjust to a home without great-grandmother Mary Lou, who recently found out she had terminal Evonne Friemoth; aunts 25,and 2013Beth 5:54Friemoth; pm / cancer and has passed OctoberJill cousin Nicci Parker and away. My acquaintance

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the property and ob- Friendship Times-Rewski with served that forced entry porter article of the Adams-Friendship Times Reporter 10/23/2013 had been made to the display the Please see K9 on 2A residence. award.

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years there as Chief. He retired from the department in Feb. 2011. The Personnel Committee, including Kierstyn and Alderperson’s Cindy Scott and Wilbur Jensen, conducted interviews of prospective candidates earlier this month. Five candidates had been selected, however only two were interviewed, Mayor Jan Baumgartner told the council. Baumgartner

Residents in the City of Adams may need to consider a modest utility rate increase; something the residents have not

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This young man is all smiles as he carefully holds the large pumpkin he picked out at the annual Pumpkin Walk at Roche-A-Cri State Park on Saturday, October 19, 2013. — PHOTO BY EDGAR EPPLER

2002. That consideration, and others, were presented to the Adams City Council in the form of the summary of the city’s 2012 audit at the Oct. 21 regular session. “A review of the utility rates should be considered,” said Tara Bast of the accounting firm of Johnson Block & Co., Inc., noting the rates have not been increased in eleven years. While there were no major changes between the 2011 and the 2012 audits, Bast cautioned the city to monitor the two TIF District expenditures and the ability to make payments on the debt to be incurred. She further reminded the council to pay attention to the city’s “debt ceiling”, noting the city is borrowing funds to comply with agreements made with Global Environmental Infrastructure Technology Solutions (GEITS). City Administrator Bob Ellisor will be traveling to Southern California with the principals of GEITS, Rajesh Nellore and Felicia Whiting, for presentations at the Technology Infinity Group. “This will be the start of Adams getting national recognition for the public/private partnership,” Ellisor told the council. The GEITS representatives will be demonPlease see Utility on 2A

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Dave Schartner and 12-year-old grandson Jaden Schartner load a tractor-pulled wagon Saturday in a field producing a bumper crop of pumpkins headed for Schartner's Farm Market, Wisconsin 42 at County G, north of Sturgeon Bay. TINA M. GOHR/DOOR COUNTY ADVOCATE

By Ramelle Bintz and Samantha Hernandez Door County Advocate

There is no shortage of Door County pumpkins this year. Several farmers are crediting the weather for a bumper crop of pumpkins this fall. Dave Schartner, who has been raising pumpkins for 24 years and owns Schartner’s Farm Market, said this year’s crop is the best he’s seen in eight years. “It was a big crop of pumpkins,” Schartner said of this year’s

harvest. “I believe it was the cool weather in July that did it. They pollinated well.” Schartner said some summers are too hot, causing the blossoms to close up and only open a short period. This year a cool July may have kept the blossoms open longer to be pollinated.

» PUMPKIN TIPS: » Do not let pumpkins freeze. » Pumpkins like organic soil (containing leaves, straw, etc.) » Best to store at 80 degrees. » Should be able to keep in the house for a couple of months. » Pumpkin seeds are also tasty seasoned and baked until they are fairly crisp for a snack.

That coupled with plenty of rain this summer meant a bumper crop for his nine acres of pumpkins and squash. “We pick them as they sell,” he said. “But we’ll have excess in the fields as the season is slowing down. That field past our place to the north is pretty orange yet.” That means about 1,000 of his pumpkins will likely be plowed under, he said. Pumpkins started to sell the third week in September as businesses began buying them to decorate, he said. Normally, pumpkins are ready at least a week earlier in September. While there are more pumpkins, they weren’t ready to pick until about Sept. 10, he said. “Pumpkin sales have been See PUMPKINS, Page 2A October 29, 2013 4:20 pm /

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Junior High School took on the colors of autumn recently when the ivy on the exterior of the school turned red, trying to match the red of a tree in front of the school. One might say an “Ivy” league school exists in Stevens Point. (Marsha G. Haynes photo)


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Stevens Point could gain 150 new full-time jobs By NATHANAEL ENWALD of The Gazette The Stevens Point Common Council voted unanimously Monday night, Oct. 21, to grant the Community Development Authority (CDA) $500,000 to invest in the former Dunham Building, paving the way for a lease agreement with a top national student loan company. Great Lakes Educational Loan Services is estimated to bring approximately 150 full-time

jobs, with benefits, to Stevens Point by the end of year two in the 10-year lease it plans to sign with the CDA, which holds the deed on the Dunham building. “We are a national service provider of student loans, primarily loans by the federal government made through the federal direct lending program,” said Bruce Rashke, the chief services officer of Great Lakes Educational Loan Services.

“We will be hiring into the center customer contact representatives, people reaching out to the borrowers that we serve on our system,” said Rashke. Great Lakes Educational Loan Services is one of the largest providers in the nation, second only to Sally Mae, said Mayor Andrew Halverson. The $500,000 transferred to the CDA for building improvements will also be met with (See Jobs, page 21)

By GENE KEMMETER of The Gazette Town of Hull residents voiced their concerns about the number of wells that have been replaced in the town Monday, Oct. 21, and asked the Town Board to hire a hydrologist to look into the situation. Several hundred Hull residents attended a session on the water issue in the North Commons

of Stevens Point Area Senior High School, with many of them saying they were having water problems, mainly declining water volumes in the homes. Town Chair John Holdridge said 100 town households had their water tested earlier this year and the town plans to have a report available Nov. 14 on the results. He said he knows of no town in the state that

has studied the water situation as much as Hull intends to, even though all towns have residents with private water supplies. The town also sent a survey to 300 households in the area of the town near Stevens Point Municipal Well 11 to find out if the well might have impacted them since it went into service in June 2012. The well has a depth of 100 to 110 feet, with (See Wells, page 18)

Hull residents voice concerns on water quality issues

Pointe Precision begins construction on addition, will add jobs By GENE KEMMETER of The Gazette Pointe Precision Inc., 2675 Precision Drive, Plover, is constructing a $3.2 million addition of 25,000 square feet to its building to handle increased demand for services. Joe Kinsella, founder, president and chief executive officer, said the expansion is definitely necessary, and the company held a groundbreaking Tuesday, Oct. 15, as a symbol of a new future at Pointe Precision, so the people participating in it

represented the next generation of the company. Ellis Stone is the contractor for the addition. “We have to have space by Feb. 1,” he said, “and we need to be in by the end of December.” Kinsella said Pointe Precision needs to increase its manufacturing space for a new project with an existing customer. “This is a huge deal,” he said. “We will need to add 12 to 15 people by Jan. 1.” While that customer was the impetus for the addition, he said it will help the company because there is more business with other com-

panies in the works and the company had to initially turn some down because it didn’t have the space for the operations. “When we built our first building, we thought it would last a long time because technology changes and the new stuff is usually smaller,” he said. However, he said Pointe Precision saw 31 percent growth two years ago, nearly 36 percent growth last year and is looking at 21 percent (See Addition, page 14) October 28, 2013 1:46 pm /

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announced Saturday tha will run again against U. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesv for Congress. Zerban, a former small business owner and Keno County supervisor, announced his candidacy fo the 1st District seat on th campus of the University Wisconsin-Parkside. In 2012, Zerban raised m than $2.3 million. His cam paign noted that Zerban h Ryan to under 55% of the vote, the lowest vote shar the Republican incumbe had ever received. That y Ryan also was running fo vice president on the Rep lican ticket.

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crash killed one motorist injured a passenger ut 2:30 a.m. Saturday at W. Greenfield Ave. after a drove into a building, ording to the Milwaukee ce Department. 23-year-old man, the ver, died at the scene, le a 20-year-old woman injured. She is being ted at a hospital. he Milwaukee Fire Detment said the car also ck a gas line, which had e shut off. Police are inigating the cause of the sh.

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Milwaukee police officers ested four suspects in an ed robbery Friday night he 2200 block of N. 53rd police said Saturday. he four robbers, one ed with a handgun, bed four people about 5 p.m. then fled in a 1999 ge Neon. olice responding to the ne spotted the vehicle, ed it over and arrested r suspects: a 17-year-old e, a 23-year-old male, a ear-old male and a 16r-old female. purse and a laptop beging to the victims were overed. Officers also recoed a semiautomatic handfrom the 17-year-old pect.


It may be the end of October, but there were still one or two sunflowers with colorful petals Wednesday at the Kilbourn Garden on North Ave. near Kilbourn Park as Stephone Lawrence walked past.

WISCONSIN Sun Prairie boy’s death called homicide The Dane County medical examiner is calling the death of a 5-year-old Sun Prairie boy a homicide after a forensic autopsy Friday, according to a news release. Examinations of the boy’s body will continue into next week. The boy, Brayden Turnbill, also is the victim in an ongoing child abuse investigation. Police announced the death of the boy on Friday, three days after an ambulance took him from his home at 1948 Barrington Circle with lifethreatening injuries. Police previously said the injuries led to an abuse investigation.

UW-Superior professor quits over earlier abuse Superior — The University of Wisconsin-Superior says a music professor who’d been suspended pending an investigation of his decadesold criminal conviction in Utah has resigned.



A Duluth News Tribune report says Matthew Faerber taught vocal music education. A 1991 news report out of Salt Lake City says Faerber was charged with sexual improprieties involving two 13-year-old female music students. He pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual abuse of a child and was sentenced to six months in jail. He was hired at UW-Superior in 1998, before the UW System required background checks. He was placed on administrative leave Aug. 28. UW-Superior Chancellor Renee Wachter said Faerber resigned under a separation agreement.

Lawrence University installs new president Mark Burstein was officially installed as Lawrence University’s 16th president during an inauguration ceremony Saturday in the college’s Memorial Chapel. The event for Burstein, 52, attracted a prestigious gathering of academic leaders, including former Princeton President Shirley Tilghman and current Vassar President


Catharine Bond Hill. Tilghman and Hill were among the dignitaries who delivered congratulatory remarks during the 70-minute ceremony. Burstein was executive vice president at Princeton before accepting the presidency at Lawrence University in Appleton, which has about 1,500 students. He is a 1984 graduate of Vassar, where he also is a member of the college’s Board of Trustees.

Man killed in single-vehicle crash A 23-year-old Brown County man was killed in a singlevehicle rollover accident about 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the Town of Denmark. Brown County sheriff’s officials said the Luxemburg man was pronounced dead at the scene after his pickup headed east on Langes Corners Road, went off the south side of the road and struck a culvert. Authorities are attempting to locate the man’s family.

Zerban says he will run against Ryan again Democrat Rob Zerban


Appleton — Concerne residents sent a flurry of emails to Appleton Mayo Tim Hanna last month af two men showed up arme with assault rifles near th city’s farmers market, ac cording to a new analysis A few emails supported men’s Second Amendme rights, but most were fro residents who threatened stay away from future pu events if firearms could b present, the Post-Crescen Media reported. “As long as there are p ple with guns walking around this city, my fami will not be,” wrote Adam Fredrick of Appleton. The men were carrying AR-15 assault rifles legall near the market on Sept. Police detained them at g point and handcuffed the before eventually releasi them without tickets. “If these idiots are this paranoid perhaps they should stay home and pro their fortress and not wa around on the streets,” M Rutten of Appleton wrote the men. “I do not want to like this where people fee they have to carry guns t protect themselves at a p lic and/or family event.” From staff and wire reports


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ill Schmidt, above, and Cassie Zielinski, right, illustrate two extremes of dealing with Monday’s scorching heat and humidity. Tethered to a 37-foot fire hose connected to a jet ski, Schmidt demonstrates his water jet-powered flyboard above Lake Mendota near the UW-Madison campus. Originally from Madison, Schmidt invested in the apparatus after taking a test flight a year ago. “The first day I did it, I quit my job,” the former entertainment coordinator said. Now living in Las Vegas, he has turned the sport into a business and is one of about 30 trainers in the country. A more downto-earth Zielinski catches up on an assignment for her English class on the Goodspeed Family Pier. Monday’s high reached the lower 90s in parts of south central Wisconsin. Temperatures are expected to hit the 90s again today but should drop off later in the week.


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handle it very well.” The Highlanders definitely demonstrated that they can compete with Nicolet, but some unforced errors sparked rallies that proved to be the difference.

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An ordinance creating access routes for snowmobiles within the city of Eagle River to reach residences, businesses and lodging establishments on a one-year trial basis was approved 3-1 by the City Council last week. It means snowmobilers will now be allowed to travel on many city streets to and from their residence, lodging location or a business establishment by the shortest route to an established snow-

bilers closer to businesses than they can right now,” Hendricks said. “This allows anybody to go through the city and it will be an absolute free-for-all.” Snowmobilers will be able to travel from their residences via a street to the nearest access route. Those access routes will then take the sledders to the nearest county snowmobile trail. Hendricks said she drove SeptemberDivision 19, 2013 Street 2:01 pm / the proposed snowmobile route and found

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Last run of Soo Line 2719 by Larry Samson Register staff reporter DULUTH – Soo Line 2719 made its last run between Duluth, Minn., and Two Harbors, Minn., on Saturday, Sept. 14. People met the train at every intersection to wave goodbye and to take photos of a piece of history. The train is owned by the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth, and has been operated as part of the North Shore Scenic Railroad. It has a long history that

the Twin Ports to depots in the Midwest. It made its last regular run for the Soo Line on June 21, 1959, when it ran a round-trip excursion train between Minneapolis, Minn., and Ladysmith. It served the country during World War II and the Korean War when it was used to transport troops. Soo Line 2719 traveled over 3 million miles with the Minneapolis, St Paul and Sault September 18, 2013 7:11 pm / Ste. Marie Railroad. After its retirement it was given to the city


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he Sabers had a good week, taking in the Brookfield Central Lancer tional last Saturday. anklin defeated Marshfield, New n Eisenhower and Greendale and the oss came to eventual runner-up al by a 5-2 count. oach Rob Price said standout matches ded wins by Eva Oklobdzija and Abby an against Central. Green Bay Southwon the meet with 27 points as Cenad 26 and Franklin 20. he Sabers also stayed undefeated in heast Conference play last week by ting Racine Case, 6-1.

The Sabers lost a tough nine-hole d to Racine Case, 188-200, on Sept. 11. Franklin’s Megan Hessil was the m alist of the meet with a personal best o with Faith Krause turning in a 51, Kait Bowe 53 and Kristin Bowe 58.


The Sabers rolled Kenosha Bradfor Sept. 10, sweeping them, 25-19, 25-22 25-16. Leading the way were Katie Babula Sarah Losiniecki with 17 digs apiece w assists leader Jordyn Dutkiewicz had assists and two service aces. The kill leaders were Lexi Hamilton with eight Abby Prevetti with seven.


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After his team fell into the consolat bracket at the 32-team Racine Park Invitational last Saturday, coach Chris Di held a meeting with the team and was pleased with the results as the Sabers rallied back in the 16-team consolation bracket, falling only in the final match.

gainst Eisenhower, the first doubles of Angela Gableman and Claire el prevailed 6-2, 6-1, and against Tosa , the unit won 7-5, 6-4. reendale also took fifth with eight s in the Lancer Invitational Friday and day in Brookfield. The Panthers ed Kenosha Tremper, 4-3, and lost to e Moraine, 4-3, Green Bay Southwest, and Franklin, 6-1.



he Falcons earned a split in Woodland erence play last week, falling to Shore, 5-2, on Sept. 10 and beating Cuda-1, on Sept. 12. gainst Cudahy, second singles player dia Cammack and fourth singles r Allie Mongan won by 6-0, 6-0 s, while the second doubles team of y Johnson and Carly Wagner pred 2-6, 6-0, 7-5. inners against Shorewood were the doubles team of Krista Stribling and Marie Bay, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and Cam, 6-2, 5-2, default.


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with a 121.2 point score for six dives. The 200 medley relay team of Hock, Reba Wroblewski, Amanda Marciniak and Lauren Miller was fifth (2:15.57).

WHITNALL BOYS SOCCER The Falcons split two Woodland Conference games last week, topping Shorewood, 1-0, on Sept. 9 and losing to Greendale, 2-1, on Sept. 11. Cade Dombrowski scored the lone goal against Shorewood, assisted by Petar Miskov, at 26 minutes. Kyle Steimke scored against Greendale, helped by Miskov, and goaltender Max Schwarz came up with five saves.

FRANKLIN BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Zach Lee took an impressive seventh place individually to lead the Sabers to a sound seventh in the 14-school Arrowhead Invitational on Sept. 12. Lee was clocked in at 16:20 for the 5,000-meter course as other scoring runners included Austin Eppen in 25th (17:02), Sam Harmeyer in 31st (17:08), Max Fassbender in 49th (17:29) and Cale Pliska in 62nd (17:44). Helping out were Joe Frisch in 68th (17:51), Henry Klein in 86th (18:42) and Ben Alt in 89th (18:45).

The Knights took second in the Kenosha Indian Trail Invitational on Satur The Knights’ only loss was to Ocon mowoc in the final, 25-19, 25-19. On it way to the final, Oak Creek got a little b vengeance as it defeated Racine Horlic two straight games. Earlier in the week Knights had lost a Southeast Conferen dual to the Rebels. “All in all a good day for the girls,” coach Karen Lois said. Leaders for the Knights included Sa na Abuzahra with 11 aces, Sara Janus ski with 28 kills and Katie Finn and so more Lizzie Hauke with 16 kills apiece Emily Ross added 7-1/2 blocks, Lindsa Kalski 67 assists and Rachel Bragsta digs.


The Falcons downed St. Francis, 3Sept. 12 and Shorewood, 3-1, Sept. 10 Against St. Francis in a 25-20, 28-2 24-26, 25-14 match, Kim Rita totaled 1 kills, Lauren Ray 16 assists and Candi Pollock 13 digs. Rachael Jaczinski collected 12 kill Kim Ertl 24 assists and Olivia Szalacz 20 digs in the 25-15, 26-28, 25-19, 25triumph Shorewood. September 19, 2013 5:41 pm over /

homicide after her April 7 arrest in Kaukauna. Her boyfriend told police Fuss Post-Crescent returnedAppleton, to his apartment after an argument, kicked down the door and fired a gun at him. Fuss is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 5 in Outagamie County court.


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KAUKAUNA — Police are asking the public for help finding a man they consider armed and dangerous. James E. Anderson, 37, is wanted after a domestic disturbance Saturday that began in the 500 block of West Wisconsin Avenue in Kaukauna and concluded in the 300 block of West Main Street in Little Chute. Anderson had a weapon and is believed to be driving a white 2000 Chevrolet work van bearing the words “specialized tool service” on the side and Wisconsin license plates HR5664. Anderson is about 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He is white and has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Kaukauna police at 920-7666333, Fox Valley Metro police at 920-788-7505 or Quad City Crime Stoppers at 920-788-9090.

Bergstrom-Mahler name keys on glass

NEENAH — The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum has changed its name to Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, and has introduced a new logo. The announcement was made at the opening of the new exhibition, “Glass Artists of The New North: Creativity in Our Midst.” “The name change is an outward sign of how the museum has evolved since its beginnings more than 50 years ago,” said executive director Jan Mirenda Smith. “Although we are internationally known for our paperweight collection, our other glass collections are lesser known. ... By adding glass to our name, the public will have a clear idea of what they will experience during a visit.” In October 2011, Bergstrom-Mahler staff and board of directors decided all museum programming and exhibitions would focus on glass to better align its programming with its core abilities and permanent collections.

Goodwill to open new donation site

MENASHA — Residents on Appleton’s north side will soon have a more convenient way to donate to Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin.

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Appeals court finds mortgage broker played bigger role By Dee J. Hall Wisconsin State Journal

MADISON — They were known as “liar’s loans” — mortgages given to people who likely couldn’t afford them based on salaries and assets that were sometimes inflated, or even invented. In 2006, Lacey Phillips and Erin Hall got such a loan to buy a $200,000 home in Prairie du Sac that Phillips, a hairdresser, and Hall, a barber, ultimately could not afford. Such loans, often featured escalating interest rates and huge balloon payments, allowed borrowers to state, rather than prove, their income and assets. About five years ago, the economy swooned as thousands who had taken out such loans lost their homes to foreclosure. Some, including Phillips and Hall, also landed in prison. In 2011, after a trial in U.S. District Court in Madison, the couple were convicted of fraud, sentenced to serve 60 days and ordered to repay, along with with their broker, $90,000 in restitution. Their case was part of a nationwide push by the Obama administration to find and punish perpetrators of the mortgage fraud that triggered the Great Recession. But earlier this month, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago overturned the couple’s fraud convictions, ordering the case sent back to Judge Barbara Crabb for retrial. The appeals court found that Crabb improperly blocked the couple from fully testifying about the role played by Brian Bowling, a Sun Prairie mortgage broker convicted of submitting fraudulent information to secure $1.7 million in loans that resulted in $434,000 in losses. In overturning the couple’s convictions, the nine-judge appeals court majority called them “financial naifs” and “hapless victims of Bowling,” whose 51-month sentence was cut to 38 months by Crabb after he agreed to testify against Phillips, Hall and other homebuyers. Assistant U.S. Attorney New London senior Brenna Heise goes for a layup against New Berlin during the WIAA Division 2 Girls State Basketball Dan Graber, who prosecuted semifinal game at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon on March 15. The girls state tournament will stay at the Resch the cases, did not return a mesCenter through 2020. LUKAS KEAPPROTH/GANNETT WISCONSIN MEDIA sage left last week. Defense attorney Eric Wilson of Madison declined to comment, saying September 18, 2013 4:13 pmthe / case is still pending. Madison attorney Reed Peterson, who has handled myri-

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Eau Claire, The Country Today 09/18/2013

Youth rodeo held in Holmen By Pat McKnight Correspondent

HOLMEN — There’s something about rodeoing that gets inside serious competitors and loyal fans. There are those diehards who have rodeoing flowing through their veins; one of those is Pam Shaw. Shaw is the chairwoman of the Wisconsin High School and Junior High School rodeo competitions held at the Coulee Region Riders Club Grounds near Holmen. “My daughter started out with Little Britches,” Shaw said. “She no longer competes at the high school level, but I stay with it because it kind of gets in your blood. We’ve met some great people (through rodeoing). My daughter would run into people she knew from

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The furor of lawsuit threats, animal rights terrorists, gesticulating celebrity actors and ex-politicians traveling the countryside like Barnum and Bailey is finally bringing out those who really have something at stake in the wild horse/domestic horse Photo by Pat McKnight slaughter issue. It is easy A competitor in the high school and junior high school rodeo held Labor Day weekfor a movie star or politiend tried to land his lariat on a calf in the calf roping event. The regional rodeo for cian or aniyouth riders was held at the Coulee Region Riders Club grounds near Holmen. mal rights advocate to rodeo at the FFA Nationof the summer. Although the competifall under the als in Indiana.” The two prior high tions do not fall under the trance that The Coulee Region Rid- school and junior high auspices of the Wisconhorses live ers hosted about 130 youth school rodeos were the sin Interscholastic Athletic forever and rodeo competitors Aug. Iowa County Regional Association, the comeventually 30 through Sept. 1. The Rodeo held Aug. 9-11 in petitors still need to be in go to horse Labor Day weekend event Mineral Point, and the good academic standing to heaven, was the third Wisconsin North Central Regional participate in competitions. because that regional high school and Rodeo held Aug. 23-25 in Young riders may comis about as junior high school rodeo Medford. pete in only one or ride deep as they As they compete in the in multiple events. High think. Their weak soluregional rodeos, riders school riders can enter bartions to the abandoned accumulate points. The rels, pole bending, saddle horse problem that they point totals determine and bareback bronc, bull have helped create are like which riders qualify to riding, breakaway calf ropducks peeing on a forest compete at the national ing, steer wrestling and fire. level. The top four pointgoat tying. I don’t wish to ridicule earners in the state can go Junior high riders can them. I appreciate their on to the nationals. compete in many of the compassion, their concern This year’s National same events. However, of animals being misHigh School Rodeo was instead of jumping off a treated, and their wish that held in July in Rock horse in a steer wrestling horses wouldn’t die. But Springs, Wyo. The event, junior high conthey live in a dream world. National Junior High testants compete in chute Buster, a lifelong cowboy School Rodeo was held in dogging. and horse trainer, takes it Gallup, N.M., in June. In chute dogging, the personally when he sees WRDN Ag News & Markets Broadcast Schedule Shaw noted there are competitor is already on pictures of starving, skel1:20 pm Market Update MONDAY-FRIDAY fewer youth rodeo comthe ground and tries to etal abandoned horses. He 2:20 pm Market Update 6:30 am Americas Dairyline petitors than in the past. grab the horns of the steer says, “There are a lot more 3:20 pm Market Update with Lee Mielke “With the economy, as it exits the chute. When humane ways for a horse to 4:20 pm Market Update 6:36 am Market Recap the numbers have gone the steer wrestler gets a die than starvation.” 4:25 pm Farm Progress 6:41 am Ag Weather America with Max down,” Shaw said. “When hold on the steer’s horns, The Wild Horse Wreck 9:06 am Market Update Armstrong it’s $4 for diesel, not as he then tries to wrestle it to we have created by not 10:20 am Market Update SATURDAY many haul (to rodeos).” the ground. 11:20 am Market Update allowing the Bureau of 6:30 am Americas Dairyline 12:30 pm Market Update While there are fewer Ribbon roping is another Land Management to cull 6:36 am Market Recap 12:36 pm National Farm cowboys and gals turnevent the junior high cowthe herds of wild horses Report with Orion ing out to test their skills boys and gals can compete and burros is as big a WRDN will feature Samuelson against cattle, broncs and in. In ribbon roping, a boy fiasco as the Forest SerAgricultural News and 12:41 pm Midwest Digest the stopwatch, those who and girl team of a roper vice’s misguided policy of Markets during the day with Max Armstrong do are serious about the and a runner try to lasso banning timber and grazwith NAFB Members 12:46 pm Local and National sport. a calf wearing a ribbon. ing in national and state Brian Winnekins, Farm News Karla Winnekins, “These kids put a lot When the roper lassoes forests. Oh, how we have 12:52 pm Ag Weather Orion Samuelson of hours on their horses,” the calf, runs it down and to learn the hard way. 12:55 pm Farm Calendar & Max Armstrong. Shaw said. “It’s become touches it, the runner then The American Indians their life.” grabs the ribbon, removes have always held the horse it from the calf and runs in high esteem ever since across a finish line. Coronado crossed the borThe 30 junior high and der in 1535 and introduced September 18, 2013 7:28 pm / 100 high school cowboys them to us. The horse is and girls accept that the revered, valued and used 708308 5-15-13

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Competitors getting a running start as they attempt to scale a large half-pipe covered in mud Saturday during a Tough Mudder event in Oshkosh. Tough Mudder events are hardcore obstacle courses designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. ADAM JUNGWIRTH/GANNETT WISCONSIN MEDIA


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pants to Oshkosh to push themselves on opening day Saturday. With obstacles that drag participants through the mud, force them over vertical walls and even inflict electric shocks while they crawl through a pool of muddy water, it’s no surprise that the U.S. Army has come to support an event that offers such a challenge. Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Nate Haugan was an event participant who said that Army principles can also be found in the Tough Mudder event. “The Army’s leadership, the Army’s dedication. ... That’s what we are, is the Army,” he said. Teamwork is another Army quality that is necessary for success at Tough Mudder, Haugan said. “We’re there to run it but we’re also there to help everyone make it through the event,” he said. Both participants and staff gave a helping hand

A woman pulls herself up atop Everest, one of the obstacles facing competitors who turned out for a Tough Mudder event on the EAA AirVenture grounds in Oshkosh. ADAM JUNGWIRTH/GANNETT WISCONSIN MEDIA

was an Army tent providing participants with recruiting information. Major LeVar Armstrong, public affairs officer for the Army Marketing and Research Group, said the event allows the Army to reach a specific group of people. “It’s an innovative way for the Army to reach out to target a recruiting audience,” he said.

the support for the Wounded Warrior Project, many participants lined up to have their head shaved, or cut into a mohawk or mullet hair style at the Bic 4 Good tent in hopes of reaching the goal of 10,000 heads shaved this year and a Bic donation of $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Haugan said he and his team of four others were

Though details have not been revealed, Tough Mudder is slated to return to Wisconsin in late 2014.

Aaron Grahek drinks a beer after finishing a Tough Mudder event. ADAM JUNGWIRTH/ GANNETT WISCONSIN MEDIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accepting Applications for: Winnebago County Board Supervisor, District 6

10, 2013 pm /is accepting Winnebago CountySeptember Board Chairman David1:43 Albrecht applications for Winnebago County Board Supervisor, District 6.

a counties Tuesday morning. ames M. Kruger, 36, Fall Platteville Journal 09/11/2013 er, was wanted in connecwith a stabbing in Madison Dairy Days Saturday began with the morning parade, featuring all of Platteville’s fire y Monday. Kruger had been Platteville trucks (top) as well as a Green Acres/green hair-themed float by Cuttin’ Up in Platteville (bottom). home when he was asked eave, and as he was leaving :35 a.m. stabbed one of the upants. As of Monday night, 48-year old man was still in hospital. Kruger was seen south of See SUSPECT page 2A u

Police eek 5 attackers of UWP tudent

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UW–Platteville police are king for five white men susted in a student assault late urday. A female UWP student was ging on the walking path th of Bridgeway Commons und 11:15 p.m. when she saw men wearing dark hoodies nding at the bridge. he five men ran after her, hed her down to the ground, began pulling at her clothaccording to UWP officials. he student’s gray sweatshirt T-shirt were torn off before of the men in the group told others to stop and started ing the other men off her, WP officials said. The student uninjured other than hitting back of her head, according UWP officials. he five men are described bout 5-foot-8, with three of men described as “skinny,” the other two had “average ld.” None of the five men facial hair or distinguishing ks, scars or tattoos, and all were wearing black longved hoodies and dark pants. One of the five was kneed in right cheek, according to the See ATTACK page 5A u

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Southwest Health Center ground in mid-October on a square foot, $7 million add hospital campus in Platteville The addition will be home t initiatives, both of which are Wisconsin firsts — a new wom center and a new orthopedic medicine program. The exp also provide space for SHC rehabilitation services depa an expanded specialty physic Obstetrics and gynecolog Kim Christopher Mackey, GYN, will lead the new wom center. Mackey, who starts at day, worked at UW Health for 11 years. Orthopedic surgeon Josh M.D., will lead the orthopedi medicine programs. Lindsey is his second of two high-leve programs — one in joint rep Harvard Medical School an in sports medicine at the U Rochester in New York. Southwest Health Center geons Jason Klovning, M.D. Yurcek, M.D., will also see pa expanded clinic area. The new construction also space for expanded rehabilitat including physical, occup speech therapies as well as c bilitation. The new sports med ties will feature a new sports p gym, designed to help local adult athletes realize their p potential. The project includes rem proximately 5,000 square fee space on the second floor for tive and health information of are being moved from the to make room for the spor expansion. “We are very excited abou our services and adding mor specialists to our local med says SHC Chief Executive Rohrbach. “It’s the vision o of Directors to develop cente lence in women’s health, orth sports medicine, and surgica Board understands how imp for the people of southwest W have great health care availa to home.” Rohrbach projects comple building project in August. M begin seeing patients Monda of rooms adjacent to SHC’s Department. Lindsay will begin his orth sports medicine practice in A the new facilities are open. See HOSPITAL

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RACINE COUNTY — Four insurance companies will in 2010, as a way for uninsured offer health care plans lopeople and small employers to cally on the exchange for buy health insurance. Some individual buyers set up people and some employers under the Affordable Care will receive subsidies under Act, the state announced the law. Thursday. The choices for people who Employers of two to 50 buy plans as individuals are: people that choose to buy ■ Common Ground Healthinsurance on the exchange care Cooperative, which covset up for them will have ers both Wheaton FrancisThe impact of two insurers to pick from, can providers — which inthe Affordable according to a county-bycludes All Saints hospital, Care Act county list issued Thursday 3801 Spring St. — and Aurora providers through Common by the Wisconsin Office of Ground’s Trilogy network. the Commissioner of Insurance. The exchanges were set up under the ACA, the national health care law passed More on EXCHANGE OPTIONS, Page 5A

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Rebecca Brown, otherwise known by her pin-up name, Fanny Freckles, cruises by some flame-throwing cars during a “Ring of Fire” event at Mississippi Mayhem at the La Crosse County Fairgrounds in West Salem. See Page 8B for a story and see the online version at for more photos from the event. This highly modified 1929 Buick hot rod was among roughly 200 pre-1965 vehicles that showed up for last weekend’s inaugural running of Mississippi Mayhem, an event that celebrated cool cars, pin-up girls, rockabilly music and other cultural touchstones from the 1950s.

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By all accounts, Sept. 7’s installation of the “Born Learning” trail at Echo Park in Burlington was a rousing success. United Way’s Colleen Benkendorf and Joanee Meyerhofer both got glowing reports from the volunteers and guests stopping by, and the trail was being investigated by children before the paint was even dry on the handchalked artwork. Now the trail will get its official kickoff Saturday morning,

a.m. to 1 p.m. at Echo Park. The ribbon cutting will be at 10 a.m., with Burlington High School senior Micah Gebel there to sing the national anthem. Children’s events will be held in the park following. As the sponsors point out in the brochure for Saturday’s grand opening, “Children are constantly learning, right from birth. The Born Learning trail offers activity stations with fun, interactive learning games that parents, grandparents and caregivers can play with young children.”

Saturday.” As of Tuesday, the forecast for Saturday was sunny with highs expected to be around 68 degrees. The activities on Saturday include: • Faith Diggins running a children’s’ Zumba class. • Face painting and balloon animals, as well as healthy snacks for children, including popcorn from RoJo’s Popcorn. • A “create your own bracelet” table where children September 19, 2013can 1:55 pm / bead or braid their own bracelet.


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Shawano County Fa r Notebook Eli goes 6-for-6 at horse show Sarah Vandenelzen, of Lena, and her horse, Eli, won grand championships in all six of the classes they entered at the Open Class horse show Saturday at the Crawford Center. Vandenelzen, who qual­ ified to participate in the show because she grew up in Shawano and was active in the 4-H Club’s horse program, was proud of Eli’s showing. “He was very good,” Vandenelzen said. “He was a very good boy today. He’s tired and he wants to eat, so he’s going to have some extra carrots.” Despite living outside Shawano County, the only county fair Vandenelzen shows at is Shawano’s. “It was fun because we all know her and it was fun to have her back at our fair,” said John Arens of the Shawano County Ag­ ricultural Society Board of Directors.

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its success. “Cosmic Bingo blew The top cake in the Shawano County 4-H Club my mind,” Hodkiewicz said. “It was a big success. cake auction went for $1,025 and was baked by The tent was full for every Alison Brown, of Angelica. session and people were Sixty-one cakes were laughing and having fun. sold at the raffle, accord­ People were waiting for ing to 4-H program assis­ somebody to get off their seat so they could have a tant Terri Brunner. seat.”

Another great year at the fair Fair officials haven’t crunched the attendance numbers yet, but they say they are pleased with the crowds this year and with the way the fair went over­ all. “The crowds have been nice, the weather’s been great, the events have been successful, so we re real pleased,” Shawano County Agricultural Soci­ ety President Dale Hodkiewicz said. One of the new twists this year is likely to be back again next year given

Bee stings top EMS complaints Emergency personnel at the fair had few prob­ lems to deal with this year, except for bee stings. The bees were buzzing all around at the fair, par­ ticularly near the garbage cans, and could be spotted making frequent fly-bys of people eating and drink­ ing. “The bees are just hor­ rible this year,” Shawano County Agricultural Soci­ ety President Dale Hod­ kiewicz said, but not just at the fair. “They’re hor­

rible everywhere.” Fair officials say there’s no reason to believe the bees had any connection to that Bumblebee ride on the Midway.

Wall of Shame gets results Shawano County’s Wall of Shame — consisting of mug shots and names of people wanted on war­ rants, mostly for unpaid court debts — was a big success. Authorities said they had numerous people pay­ ing off their debts so they could get their names and faces removed from the wall. “Most of our calls were from dispatch telling us to take somebody’s picture down because they paid up,” one deputy said. Otherwise, Shawano County sheriff’s deputies said, things seemed qui­ eter than usual this year.

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Well over 900 tractors participated in the sixth annual Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing on Friday, Sept. 6, including many from Wisconsin tractor clubs.

(Photos by Gloria Hafemeister)

Farm Bureau leaders attend county meeting Jan Shepel Associate Editor WAUNAKEE Dane County Farm Bureau members had the chance to hear from their state organization’s

ture – the political action arm of Wisconsin Farm Bureau. The only close election he ever had in his political career was the one he lost. When that happened, he says, “I ran away

organization.” Jim Holte took over as president of the organization last year after president Bill Bruins September 2013 3:02 announced he 16, would retirepm / from that position.


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much like a rollercoaster and is part of the 2013 Wisconsin Triennial exhibit. The Triennial features more than 40 state artists and will open Sept. 20 and continue through Jan. 5, 2014. SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2013 « THE CAP TIMES «

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Fall colors Surrounded by a beautiful tapestry of fall colors, a freight train comes barreling down the tracks toward the high bridge near Atwood Monday morning. Leaves across central and northern Wisconsin are expected to hit their peak colors over the next couple of weeks, according to TP staff photo

More lawmakers caught up in grant scandal By Peter Weinschenk The Record-Review Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) on Tuesday said several area legislators--besides now resigned Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder--were involved in pressing for a controversial $500,000 grant to United Sportsmen of Wisconsin that Gov. Scott Walker approved as part of the 2013-15 budget, but later rescinded. Barca released an Aug. 22 letter signed by 18 legislators, all Republicans, who urged the Wisconsin Sporting Heritage Grant Application Committee to approve the sportsmen education grant. The legislators include Tom Tiffany, a District 12 senator, and three local representatives, Mary Williams, 87th District; Mary Czaja, 35th District; and John Spiros, 86th District. Other Republicans signing the letter

were Sen. Paul Farrow, Rep. Jim Steinke, Sen. Frank Lasee, Sen. Glenn Grothman, Rep. Tyler August, Rep. Bill Kramer, Rep. Scott Krug, Rep. Warren Petryk, Rep. Joel Kleefisch, Rep. Scott Suder Ron Swearingen, Rep. Chris Kapenga, Rep. Mike Kuglitsch and Rep. John Jagler. In a series of stories, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported starting Aug. 25 that United Sportsmen of Wisconsin had no experience as a sporting heritage education group and that language in a budget amendment appeared to direct the grant only to United Sportsmen. The newspaper reported the group had close political ties to Republicans, including former state senator Pam

Galloway, Suder’s former chief of staff Luke Hilgeman, now a national director for the Koch brothers funded Americans for Prosperity, and Terry Kohler, an industrialist and major Republican donor. The newspaper said the organization lobbied the legislature on the Penokee Hills mine, registered voters and helped organize a conservative political rally in Wisconsin Dells, Freedom Fest. It also reported United Sportsmen’s president Matt Pantzlaff was cited for having the wrong license for bear hunting in 2005. Later, it was reported the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent two letters to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warning the state it could lose $28 million in federal funding if control over this money was shifted from the state agency to, as proposed by

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Firefighters look to rebuild hall Brad Phenow Wisconsin Public Radio

whelming. “As emergency management, we were pleased with how people stepped up with donations in the first 24 hours, and within 48 hours for the fire department to be back in business,” Kesler said in an email statement. State Sen. Bob Jauch, DPoplar, says the insurance company is still evaluating the coverage. “It is expected there will be a sizable difference between what the insurance will cover, which will be substantial, and the need to raise additional funds in order to make sure they can replace all of the lost equipment and rebuild the facility,” he said. Jauch says no matter what the gap is, there is no

A small northwestern Wisconsin town that was headquarters during a May wildfire is rebuilding its fire hall after it was destroyed by fire last month. The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department in Douglas County is back in action, using donated fire trucks and equipment, but the 15 volunteer firefighters are missing a large piece of their puzzle, a fire hall. The blaze completely destroyed the fire hall, six trucks, and all of the personal protective equipment inside. Douglas County Emergency Management Director Keith Kesler said the support from surrounding communities has been over- Turn to GORDON, A3

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Navigators not prepared for first day of Affordable Care Act rollout KEVIN MURPHY


MADISON – The agency funded to assist people in northwest Wisconsin to enroll in health insurance programs under the Affordable Healthcare Act, like most others in the state, won’t have certified helpers by today’s official start date, its director said. Instead, Northwest Wisconsin Concentration Employment Program, Inc.’s navigators won’t be fingerprinted and background checks won’t be completed until mid October, said Brad Gingras, CEP’s director. “Wisconsin enacted additional requirement that have delayed our process. We need to complete state and federal training.

“The problem was the federal government hospital staff and social workers. delayed getting the navigator grants out unCEP did not hire any navigators but will til mid August and that creates a crunch to have 11 employees involved with the grant, get people hired and trained,” Wieske said. however, only the equivalent of 4.5 full time Wisconsin received about $1 million in employees will be trained as navigators, said navigator training funds which the OCI Gingras. didn’t’ think would train enough navigaGingras acknowledged that setting up the tors to inform the people about their health nation’s most comprehensive change to fundinsurance options under the new law. ing health care has been “a fluid process,” “We didn’t think that the navigators alone and he didn’t fully realize how vast and comwould be able to handle all the requests for plex the task would be for his agency when information so others are being mobilized in the grant was awarded. that effort,” he said. Gingras didn’t want to speak about the About 500 people went through the state’s consequences continuing national opposition 16-hour training program in the past month, has had on preparing for the ACA rollout. 1, 2013 7:06 pm / said Wieske. Navigators also must complete October “There’s been opposition for lots of reasons 16 hours of federal training then pass backthat we don’t need to get involved in. In-


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Philip Schwarz, Menomonie, took first place honors in the Landscape category of the St. Croix River Association’s 2013 photo contest with his photo of a sunset over Crex Meadows in Grantsburg. All photos submitted were taken in the St. Croix River watershed. Submitted photo.

County looks to borrow to build tower network By TODD BECKMANN Sentinel News Editor SIREN—It came down to a question of borrowing or bonding. The issue was how the county to was going to finance construction of the communication towers that are in process of being erected around the county and the decision rested, for starters, with the county’s administration committee. “It’s time to figure this out,” board chairman Don Taylor said. “We have to decide

‘How much’ and ‘What avenue we will be taking —to borrow or to bond.’” For most it was an easy decision. “It’s a simple calculation,” member Ed Peterson pointed out. “It makes it pretty easy to decide.” Just the administrative costs alone to getting the money make borrowing a justifiable avenue — especially when you consider it would cost the county $75,000 to secure a bond rating versus the less than $10,000 in loan fees it would cost by going through a bank. Knowing the discussion was on the

agenda, Taylor invited Glenn Meier and other Bremer Bank executives to attend to offer suggestions as well as answer questions. “The county board has to pass a borrowing resolution on behalf of the county,” Meier explained. “It’s important too that the county place the loan repayment into its budget this year.” The advantage of working with a local banker is there are a lot of options available.

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Calvary Covenant and New Hope talk of joining By WAYNE ANDERSON Contributing Writer GRANTSBURG—Calvary Evangelical Covenant Church and New Hope Lutheran Church are in formal discussions about joining their congregations in several possible capacities, which

has brought a mixed response of hope for economic relief. “Merger was discussed at the beginning,” said Dr. Emory Johnson, pastor of New Hope Lutheran. “But that’s off the table for now — we think a good place to start is with joint projects and ministry together.” Calvary Covenant Pastor Scott Sagle

agreed. “We realize as a church, since I got here in 2006, that we want to be a faithful and fruitful church for God,” he said after the church’s quarterly business meeting last Sunday. “We agreed we can’t continue to do things the same — five years from now we may not be here.”

Calvary officials said their congregation split over the doctrine of “Calvinism” about seven years ago. And this split left about 50 of its members attending and struggling to pay 100 percent of the bills.

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Two injured in bus-vehicle crash Building a case for GRANTSBURG— Two youth were injured when the van they were riding in collided with a school bus on Skog Road, southwest of Grantsburg, Thursday morning. Adam M. Parker, 18, of Grantsburg was traveling east on Skog Road near Thorson Road when he struck a Grantsburg School District school bus also traveling east on

a new highway shop By TODD BECKMANN Sentinel News Editor SIREN—A new Burnett County Highway Department shop may cost several million dollars to build and the county’s infrastructure committee has taken it upon themselves to build a case for its need. That was the stage when highway commissioner Bob Morehouse invited planners from Ayres and Associates to the monthly committee meeting last week. “What do we do to help build your case?” Roger Nelson, business development specialist with Ayres, asked of the committee. Committee chair September Chuck Awe 27, said the 1:06 long pm and/ short of it is deciding 2013 exactly what the county needs and why. Ayres has already done a study of what’s needed and has come up with



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New agreement means more Gateway students can transfer to UW-Parkside LINDSAY BULLOCK

Gateway Technical College and the University of WisconsinParkside this week entered into seven new partnerships to simplify business and graphic design students’ transitions from Gateway to Parkside. Students graduating from Gateway with associate degrees in accounting, business management, marketing and supervisory management will be allowed to transfer into bachelor’s degree accounting, management information systems and business management programs in Parkside’s College of Business, Economics and Computing.

Students graduating with a Gateway associate degree in graphic communications will be allowed to transfer into the bachelor’s degree graphic design program in Parkside’s College of Arts and Humanities, according to a Gateway press release. Gateway students transferring to Parkside in those areas will see 54 to 62 of their credits accepted at Parkside, depending on the degree. Students will be accepted into the university with junior standing, the release said. The new partnerships allow “students who want to begin their education at Gateway, and continue at UW-Parkside, the peace of mind to know that their

credits will be accepted at the four-year university — and the time and money invested will be recognized,” the release said. Gateway students wishing to participate in the transfer agreements should contact their program adviser, the release said. The new partnerships mean Gateway and Parkside have 11 such partnerships, according to a Parkside press release. The four pre-existing partnerships involve general studies, physical therapy and geosciences, according to Gateway. The two higher learning institutions celebrated the partnerships at a signing ceremony Tuesday at Parkside.


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Emily Stover, left, and Molly Balcom Raleigh created the Dumpling House near Ironton for Fermentation Fest. The house, which later was covered with a plastic shell, is home to a kitchen where visitors can make dumplings filled with locally raised ingredients. The structure is one of several roadside culture stands during the third annual festival that runs in Sauk County through Oct. 13.

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RONTON — Spring Green has the House on the Rock, Milwaukee has the Pabst Mansion and Prairie du Chien, Villa Louis. And now our state, at least for the next eight days, can lay claim to another one-of-akind dwelling. The Dumpling House consists of a plywood frame covered with plastic and sits under

dumpling,” said Molly Balcom Raleigh, who studied dumpling making in 2010 in Shanghai, China. “Dumplings are universal. I have successfully found a dumpling in every cuisine I’ve looked at.” Fermentation Fest, billed as a “live culture convergence,” is in its third year and includes farmers, artists, chefs, cheesemakers, poets and storytellers.

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