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few weeks after he started wing editorial cartoons for the ago Tribune in 2009 — one of ewspaper cartooning jobs in try — Scott Stantis wrote an the Tribune telling readers ot there. a lovely piece that rendered y history in 600 words, proof ould write as well as draw. His andmother arrived in Chicago huania at the turn of the 20th an infant son in her arms. That rge Stantis, chased Pancho oss Mexico on a cavalry horse. son, Scott’s father, moved the California, where Scott was San Diego, in 1959. revity of the essay meant Stano leave some things out. He left it felt like to get off the elevae fourth floor of the Tribune r an interview and see four Prizes for cartooning on the ned by legends like Dick Locher MacNelly. y intimidating,” Stantis, 54, ntly. o left out that he spent his chool and high school years on, where his dad was general of WISC-TV, and Scott, politive at 13, worked on Richard presidential campaign in 1972. ely time,” he recalled, with a Nixon may have won rebut it isn’t likely he carried . s has fond memories of his years regardless, and next he will be back in the city for a f appearances with his friend orial cartooning colleague, Phil f the Wisconsin State Journal. pring, Stantis won the Society sional Journalists’ Sigma Delta rd for editorial cartooning for with circulations of more than , while Hands won for papers 0,000. n. 10, they’ll appear on WKOWake Up Wisconsin” morning ow, drawing cartoons live on ater that day they’ll speak at gh School. Stantis graduated st in 1977. me to Madison with his family ars earlier and attended Cherore West. They’d never lived in mate, which made those first resting. high was going to be 28,” he “My mother and I decided sweater weather. I almost died or the bus.” s, who’d always liked to draw, d cartoons while attending Please see MOE, Page C2

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Amish workers use poles to guide ice cut Saturday from a pond in southern Green Lake County. Each year, thousands of the cut blocks are removed from local ponds, transferred and stored in Amish family icehouses for use throughout the year to keep food cold.

WINTER’S HARVEST WILL BE USED ALL YEAR Amish workers use saws and chisels to break ice blocks from a pond, then stock their icehouses to keep food cold.


ARKESAN — Saturday would have been a perfect day to ice fish on Lake Mendota. I made it onto frozen water, but instead of chasing northern pike on the 9,781acre Madison lake, I found myself among Amish families as they harvested 80-pound BARRY blocks of ice from a ADAMS one-acre farm pond on Yunkers Road in southern Green Lake County. The weather was spectacular with a sun-drenched sky and temperatures in the 30s. Although, for cutting, hauling and packing away ice into small out buildings that resemble backyard storage sheds, colder temperatures would have been preferable. “It’s nice to work in, but it’s not as good for the ice,” said Lynn Miller, 51, who spent much of his morning running a monstrous ice-cutting saw powered by a 13-horse Honda engine. “Ten to 15 degrees is ideal.” Colder weather makes handling the 12-inch-by-18-inch blocks of ice easier, Miller said. Warmer weather weakens the ice and causes the 12-inch thick blocks to begin melting, making them more slick. This ice, you see, has staying power.

Blocks of ice cut from a farm pond are ready to be loaded onto a trailer. The 12-inch-by-18-inch blocks can weigh up to 80 pounds and are about 12 inches thick.

The 1,500 blocks cut Saturday will be used to keep food cold year-round and helps make ice cream in the summer. A few blocks in a deep freeze box, which sometimes are old, non-working chest freezers, can last four to five days. There is no central ice warehouse. Instead, each Amish family has its own icehouse that can hold 200 to 250 blocks of ice. Built with wellinsulated walls more than a foot thick, ice has been known to keep for two or even three years in an icehouse. Saturday’s event, just over an hour drive

north from Madison, was one of more than a dozen ice harvests that have been or will be held this winter in this Amish enclave that speaks Pennsylvania Dutch and includes the communities of Kingston, Dalton and Manchester. “It’s interesting to watch it,” said Edna Eicher, 64, whose son, Amos Eicher Jr., owns the 12-foot-deep pond. “No matter how warm the summer is, we have ice. We’ve thrown 2-year-old ice out.” Please see MARKESAN, Page C3

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Samantha Staab and Branden Jerome took the plunge after winning the top costume prize Saturday at the 10th annual Rib Lake Ice Dip on Saturday. The event raised approximately $4,500 for Rib Lake School scholarships. See more pictures from the Ice Dip in the second section.

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program. District Attorney Kristi Tlusty was opposed to the bond modification noting that Winchel faces a homicide charge and is a potential flight risk. An odor of intoxicants was noted on Winchel both by responders at the scene and by staff at the Eau Claire hospital. Winchel has had four prior convictions for operating while intoxicated and has a .02 blood alcohol content restriction on his license. At the time of his arrest Winchel had a BAC of .19, which is more than twice the legal limit, and nearly 10 times the limit allowed for Winchel. According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, Nov. 29, at approximately 4:58 p.m. a man identified as Winchel, was operating his 1991 Buick LeSabre automobile and was traveling north on County Line Road

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House Speaker John Boehner has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months. 5A

NOTE TO READERS Because U.S. financial markets were closed Wednesday for New Year’s Day, there is no Business section in today’s Journal Sentinel. The section will return Friday.


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A picturesque red barn, complete with a quilt square decoration, was framed with thick frosty branches Saturday (Dec. 21) on a farm just south of Lodi. The frost was preceeded by freezing rain and fog, which created the beautiful long frost crystals, making trees, shrubs and even weeds look magical.

FDA promises 'significant changes' in food safety rules RAY MUELLER Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC Reacting to comments by thousands of food producers and organizations representing them, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promising "significant changes" in the rules it had proposed to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rules, which were published in January of 2013, drew a major response from the food production sector. To accommodate that feedback, the

etires from DATCP board said he had deep appreciation for the work that is done at DATCP. Secretary Ben Brancel offered Cates a plaque in honor of his years

FDA extended the deadline for comments three times. In a statement on Dec. 19, FDA deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine Michael Taylor agreed that changes are needed in provisions that would apply to both small and large farms producing food for humans. He noted that FDA representatives attended more during 150 meetings during the year and visited farms of many types and sizes from Maine to California.

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Taylor's statement was welcomed by Ferd Hoefner, the policy director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). He was encouraged that the FDA was starting on a new approach for some of the proposals and commended the agency for listening to the concerns that were expressed during the public comment period. The items that earned the most attention were the proposed water quality standards and testing,

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It didn’t take long for the ChiHi boys hockey team to grab firm control of Saturday afternoon’s game against Tomah. Within the first five minutes it became obvious that it was going to be a long day for the Timberwolves. Drew Steinmetz led the potent Cardinals offense with three goals as Chi-Hi crushed

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Papermakers roll in accolades Ghosts earn six allconference nods

Compiled by Michael Graber Sports Editor The Kimberly football program put together another state championship worthy season. It was the Papermakers’ third WIAA Division 2 state championship since 2007 and their fourth trip to state overall. Kimberly certainly has the ingredients of excellent coaching and tremendous talent, with the Valley Football Association-North Division all-conference selections supporting that. The Papermakers had a combined

also happened to rush for more than 600 yards and find pay dirt 13 times, including four rushing touchdowns in the state title game against Oshkosh North. Schreiber finished the season with 39 total touchdowns and more than 2,500 total yards of offense for the Papermakers. Logan Nelson, Kolton Davidson, and Bryson Kasper were all named unanimous first team selections for the Papermakers, who downed the Spartans 51-10 in the title game. Nelson, Davidson, and Kasper, along with Collin Kandler, who earned a first team nod, helped pave the way for Kimberly to rush for nearly 3,500 yards and 60 touch-

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An old-fashioned approach to the new ash borer problem There’s nothing pretty about the emerald ash borer or the impact these beetles have on trees, but dealing with the damage they have caused made for a classic winter scene at Riveredge Nature Center in the Town of Saukville Sunday. That’s where Luke Saunders drove his team of Suffolk Punch draft horses with logs in tow through the snow as part of a logging demonstration and ash borer informational field day. The nature center hired the company Saunders works for, Adaptive Restoration of Mount Horeb, to cut down and log about 80 ash trees using methods that have a minimal impact on the environment. Photo by Sam Arendt

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Waukesha, The Freeman 12/27/2013

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A Toulouse goose stands in a kennel at the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County Thursday afternoon.

OMOWOC – This is a story from as Eve Day, when a Toulouse s rescued at Shorehaven in owoc after it had gone astray. rson who got the first goose call as Humane Animal Welfare Social Mark Hess. aven staff were concerned for the ho had been there for a few days, ot on his boots and asked for the

he went out that day, the goose , so he left his card and told the staff if it returned he’d be someone they could count on. Little did Hess know that on Christmas Eve Day, he’d get another call saying the goose was back and to come right away. Hess got there and sure enough, a big, tall domestic goose was greeting those at the door and feeling like hot stuff. He was able harles Auer/Freeman Staff to grab the e goose was bird and bring he Shorehaven it back to nter in HAWS, to the owoc. sound of Shorehaven staff cheers ause. ulouse goose (the breed originally nce), this local bird, is now just or a second chance. he dogs barking at HAWS the starting to feel a bit distressed, it to only stay a few more days at

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Workforce Development reported Thursday that rates increased in 53 of 72 counties between October and November. Unemployment also went up in 14 of the 32 largest cities. Racine has the highest unemployment rate at 11.2 percent, followed by Milwaukee and Beloit both at 9.4 percent. Iron County has the highest unemployment rate at 13.2 percent. Menominee County has the second highest at 10.7 percent. Pierce County had the lowest rate at 3.4 percent. Waukesha County’s November unemployment rate of 5 percent ranked 55th among the state’s 72 counties. That’s the same percentage as was in Octo-

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Mark Hess of the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County holds a Toulouse goose found at the Shorehaven health center in Oconomowoc.

IN BRIEF almost fell numerous times and at one point fell into a snow bank. Trumble registered a .198 BAC for the preliminary breath test, according to the complaint. He was convicted previously for OWIs, according to the complaint, in April 2009, three times in

Page, 21, of Milwaukee were in Oconomowoc at 1 a.m. Christmas Eve and, according to the complaint, went to a residence on East Wisconsin Avenue, where they allegedly robbed three people. According to the complaint, a victim of the inci-

WAUKESHA – The Salvation Army of Waukesha’s red kettles are going into storage for another year but fell short of the $445,000 goal needed to continue the quality of services for people in need in 2014, according to a press release from Majors Ron and Carol Lemirand. The total raised as of Christmas Eve was $405,040, or 91 percent of the goal. “The cold weather had people who would normally ring a bit timid about weathering a shift at the kettle – although many groups and individuals, families, clubs, and businesses tried hard to cover shifts throughout Waukesha County,” Major Carol Lemirand said in the release. “The cold weather should remind us there are people without basic needs such as adequate homes or a place to even call home, some who keep their heat very low to save expenses, but still encounter the need for assistance once spring comes and

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house and there are a couple other buildings that are relatively close in proximity. But the wind was blowing from west to east, so it took the smoke away from everything.” Peggy said once the fire got a good start, there wasn’t much anyone could do. “You just watch it go up,” she said. Peggy said it has been a “humbling experience” because of all of the people who have offered their help and support. “Thank you doesn’t quite seem enough,” she said. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls from family, friends, neighbors and people in the community who are willing to come out and help. It’s been so cold that we don’t want people working outside in that kind of weather. Hopefully when it warms up we can get the cleanup job started.”

its completion was run“That was where we ning slightly behind stored all of the feed,” schedule. she said. “We’re not “The only things that weren’t done yet were the electrical and water,” Peggy said. “(The builder) came and put the sliding doors on two days before the fire and a crew hooked up the electricity and waterers the day after Christmas. By the end of the day on the 26th all the animals were in that heifer facility.” Peggy said the family hasn’t decided whether to rebuild at the site of the barn fire.

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the fire department provides service to the townships of Bear Creek, Larrabee and Matteson. These municipalities also pay for a portion of these services. Grant monies have also been written for the fire department, and the budget report shows that should additional monies be made available in the coming year the budgeted amount will be amended and reflected as such. Building inspection revenue is expected to drop $1,200; the majority of the loss is seen in building permit and inspection fees. Building inspection and assessment expenditures are slated for $27,150 for the 2014 budget year, an increase of just $250. The budgeted ambulance service subsidy amount will remain steady from the 2013 budget at $80,000. The ambulance commission sets a subsidy rate that

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The issue came to light recently, as Waupaca County Post General Manager Dave Wood contacted the county supervisors to propose a change to the process. According to Waupaca County Clerk Mary Robbins, Wood “offered that they would run ads in the County Post West and East for regular charge in the West paper and no charge for the County Post East.” The proposal went in front of the Executive Committee of the Board of Supervisors on October 21. After a discussion, Supervisor DuWayne Fed-

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Clintonville’s fire department, along with three other neighboring departments, battled a barn fire along south highway 45 on December 30. A passerby safely removed all animals from the barn. Photo by Tricia Rose

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WISCONSIN – 2013 is going out with an arctic blast as bitter cold temperatures will cover the Badger State in the days ahead.   Here’s the latest information on weather conditions and tips to keep you and your family safe. Bitter temperatures – Arctic air will move in creating dangerously cold wind chills.   Temperatures

fell into the single digits in Northwest Wisconsin and the rest of the state. Bitterly cold overnight wind chill readings of 20 to 35 below zero should be widespread across the state from Sunday evening into the morning hours on Tuesday. The rest of the week will also be below normal for temperatures. On the road - If you are

traveling make sure you have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle. Items to include in the kit are candles and matches, a flashlight, pocket knife, snacks, a cell phone adapter, a blanket and extra clothing. For a complete list go to http:// Health Risks -   With

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“That’s a big reason why I want the Penokees, as well as a large fine art odd Reynolds and that was a big reason I wanted to or 5th & 6th do this,” Joel said of the book, which to do this: to let people know what print from the collection, a signed book, Lancaster, Grant County Herald Independent 12/26/2013 he spent the last three years working an incredible resource we have in the calendar, notecard, and download of the es is a new on, taking pictures of the region. It is Penokees, and maybe to even question song written for the campaign. d Bright Star, that region where a mine is proposed the wisdom of mining it — steer them Austin / see 5A will enable the that if it were to be allowed to operate, towards thinking that maybe the value contact with rgency using g. A new radio us, two more r the hallways tractor, priced uded. pected to join ng’s election. nted the Glen ee year term, ek reelection. nyone wishing vailable in the ust be returned y 5 p.m. on uane Kartman, ning one year nett, will seek year term. o. of Mineral rs and were contract for beginning at g $100 each e board also ow short term Its just after midnight on Christmas Eve, and members of the Lancaster Fire Department were called out to to pay end of a utility problem outside a residence along Airport Road. The lights of the rescue vehicles reflected off the exhaust of the vehicles, as well as the steam coming from the ground where the snow was being melted, as well as the firefighters’ breath, as they guarded the scene in -15-degree air. e / see 5A

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The first pink rays of morning sun peaked through frosted trees as steam rose in the frigid air from cattle at a round bale feeder at Royola Registered Holsteins in Waupaca County. Current owner Tom Anderson and future owner Justin Hintz said they take pride in the farm and are awed by the beauty of the place.

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GDENSBURG — Tom Anderson said he got a taste of working with pedigrees and genetics during high school when his father got some registered heifers on the family’s Waupaca County dairy farm and shifted to a registered herd. Although he left the farm for 10 years to teach school, he came back in 1976 with his wife, Sharie, to dive into the challenge of breeding the perfect cow. “Like a friend of mine said, it’s like an addiction. Once you get hooked up with these cattle Above left: Tom Anderson, left, and Justin Hintz looked over the next generation of genetic improvement at Royola Registered Holsteins, which and breeding them, you can’t they operate together. Besides new generations of cows, they are looking at a new generation of management with Hintz transitioning into the role. get away from it,” he said. Above right: Steam rose in cold air during an early morning milking at Royola Registered Holsteins between Ogdensburg and Marion in Over the years, Anderson has been growing Royola Reg- Waupaca County. The tie-stall barn houses 60 cows with additional buildings for dry stock and field machinery. istered Holsteins and careRoyola where he said he pretty About 70 percent of the corn have to have good dairy cows,” industry over time has chased at Royola, because they hadn’t fully selecting for new and Anderson said. “To make that all kinds of trends, and he found any really high scorimproved generations of cattle. much found himself a second acres and 90 percent of the family. The Anderson children soybeans are now no-tilled. transition, you can’t start with wasn’t afraid to try new things ing heifers so far they could In parallel terms, Anderson, went off to other careers, but Each owns his own machincommercial cows. You have to if it yielded the structure he market. On the other hand, the now 65, has brought along a Hintz stayed. ery, which is housed at Royola. have every advantage to surwanted to see in a cow. He testing was proving the difnew generation of farmer to Anderson added acreIn 2004 they built a 16-cow vive in this day and age.” tried Triple A Breeding Anal- ferences in animals were due take his place. age to the farm he got from sand-bedded free-stall for Anderson said he feels a ysis, stud programs from difto genetics rather than herd His protégé is Justin Hintz. his parents and dry cows and later remodeled great deal of pride in ownerferent semen suppliers and the management. “Justin started Story and photos indulged his pas- a small heifer shed into box ship of what he has created Holstein Association’s mating Coming up with a good working for stalls for maternity and special over the years at Royola and recommendations. farm transition plan is the me part time in by Sara Bredesen sion for planning breedings needs cows. wanted Hintz to feel the same. “Now we’re chasing next challenge for the men. high school and ❖❖❖ that would proHeifer calves are started in “The key to this whole genomics. I would suspect Although Anderson is still he just stayed,” duce sound, hutches, moved to groups and thing of keeping young that as knowledge and techinterested in working with the Anderson said. January 8, 2014 5:50dispm / cattle, he is eager to move into functional anithen sent to another farmer people involved is nology grows that we’ll “We started mals with high components near Manawa until breeding. pride of ownership,” cover new things to retirement. He said one of the forming a relationship.” and good type. When Hintz The goal is to calve at two he said. embrace,” he said. questions would be what to Hintz, now 34, had been


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In the winter, everyone finds warmth where you can. For this deer, captured in image by Helen Anderson, it was finding where the sun shone the best, and wind was absent and where it and its fellow deer could stand together. With temperatures dropping this Christmas week, the staff at the Grant County Herald Independent hope that everyone in southwest Wisconsin find a warm and inviting place this holiday.

Austin looks to save natural resource Photographer created book to help stop mine

“A lot of the reasons that people don’t do things is because they think they can’t and that they would be surprised what they are capable of.” That was the last quote of Joel Austin from a story the Herald Independent ran in January 2010 about the Lancaster native as he used his lifelong love of nature, fresh perspective from recovering from a medical condition, and childhood dream in becoming a photographer. This weekend, Joel will be back in Lancaster, but it won’t be just

would be the one of the largest in the world - 22 miles long, about 0.5 miles wide, and nearly 1000 feet deep. Worried about the impact it would have, Austin created Discovering the Penokees, a 160-page book documenting the beauty of that region, and the potential impact the mine could have. Austin’s collection of images range greatly from focusing on the natural beauty of the different entities of water that are within the Penokees, to showing individuals - families, children, couples

of the Penokees isn’t what we can get at by blasting them and hauling part of them away,” he added. To collect the financing for his book, Austin used Indiegogo, a crowdsourcing website, set up to allow individuals or groups to collect funds for causes. Crowdsourcing sites like Indiegogo or Kickstarter have people any range of funds to get a project off the ground, with the money only collected if the reaches December 30, project 2013 8:32 pm / its goal. Joel had set a goal of $3,000 to help cover the costs of production,

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s history. he nine-day trip is being ed through the University Wisconsin-Waukesha Conng Education department will be led by renowned rights activist, poet and Waukesha Professor of ish Emerita Dr. Peggy a, and Oconomowoc h School history teacher O'Leary along with trip dinator Vic Passante. he tour includes stops at es of historical signifie along the road to racial lity and social justice. related story for the itiny) maximum of 35 people be accommodated on the which travels by bus and ns home from WashingD.C. via plane. To regisgo to assante said his original was to offer a tour of War battlefields, but ged his mind after learnhat O'Leary's interest was vil rights and contempoAmerican history.

KWONAGO cials happy with scot decision

While Mukwonago Area ol District (MASD) offiare pleased that Gov. t Walker signed Assembly 297 (AB 297) into law on 19, making it harder to e public schools to drop l nicknames, they hope leads to a permanent son and partnership with l leaders. MASD Superintendent wn McNulty and Attorney Hall, who represented district in its effort to keep ndians nickname and lothanked Walker for aping the legislation, along Rep. Stephen Nass (Rtewater), Rep. David g (R-Town of Vernon) Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New n) who lead the push to ge the Indian logo law, Speaker Robin Vos. The new law on nickes and mascots strikes the

Photo by Myron Feldman

Christmas Eve dawned to a spectacular sunrise over Pewaukee Lake that Myron Feldman captured from his deck at 7:30 a.m.

and consummating the sale." Triad Group said in a response to Medline's objection that it believed that the assertions contained in the statement were based in fact and did not defame Medline. As previously reported, Triad Group and sister company H&G have been fighting with Medline since November HARTLAND over the fate of Triad Group's Objections delay Triad assets, which includes the bankruptcy hearing companies' 277,000-squareA Dec. 20 federal court foot factory at 700 W. North hearing that would determine Shore Drive in Hartland. whether Triad Group could SUSSEX sell its assets at a bankruptcy Local cop creates ‘Shop auction was delayed as a result with the Sheriff’ of several last-minute objecWaukesha County Sheriff's tions to the company's discloCapt. Torin Misko, a regional sure statement. Medline Industries, an Illi- police services director, says nois company that has offered he was fortunate to be in "the to buy the company's assets right place at the right time" outright for $6 million, to have an opportunity to help claimed in its objection that create the "Shop with the Triad Group's statement did Sheriff" Christmas gift profor disadvantaged not contain adequate infor- gram mation and was defamatory. youngsters in the county. County sheriff's deputies The Dec. 13 objection states that Medline is partic- spend a Saturday morning in ularly concerned with the line: December helping youngsters "... Medline will use every in need shop for about $100 in loophole to its advantage and Christmas gifts for themselves will not act in good faith in and their families. The procompleting its due diligence gram is coordinated with the right balance in ensuring a fair process for review of longstanding nicknames and logos while also still maintaining Wisconsin's pupil nondiscrimination laws," said Hall. "The new law also provides an important foundation for school districts and tribes to work together."

Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services and funded by donations from private individuals and businesses. "In addition to helping these kids and their family have a happier Christmas, it is also opportunity to provide a more positive image of law enforcement. Some of these kids have had contact with social service agencies and may have seen their father or mother arrested which is not a very positive image of the law enforcement uniform. This gives us an opportunity to show a another side, that we can do good and be helpful to people," Misko said. The heath and human services department helps the sheriff's office select the youngsters for the program. The parent or guardian of the youngster helps make a shopping list for the child and other members of the family. Each family is allocated about $100 in gifts, according to Misko. Local businesses and individual contribute money to buy the gifts. This year about January 8, 2014 4:10 pm / $2,300 was raised for the program.

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D.C. experience drives studies home Teachers plan second trip for middle-school students

By Vicky Wedig EDITOR

Teacher Shaina Sepulveda tears up when she recalls her students’ reverence when they saw visitors to Washington D.C.’s war memorials overcome with emotion. The Phoenix Middle School language arts teacher wants to provide that first-hand experience to students again with a second trip to the nation’s capital this school year. Eighth-grade social studies teacher Jessica Rima proposed the idea of taking eighth-graders on a trip to D.C. last year. Rima had taken the trip herself as a middle schooler in Elkhorn, and the experience was life-changing for her, said Sepulveda. Sepulveda said she and Rima believe the trip is an investment in

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Rima will take 12 seventh- and eighth-graders on a four-day trip. Sepulveda said the teachers opened the trip to seventh-graders this year with the hope of offering the experience every other year to give students more time to raise funds. The trip is expensive, she said,

Piggly Wiggly and other local busi- The experience includes some fun nesses make contributions toward stops as well, Sepulveda said. Last the trip, and other businesses sponsor year, a highlight of the trip for eighthfundraisers. The school had a fund- grade girls was dining at boy band raiser at Menchie’s frozen yogurt One Direction’s favorite Washington shop last month and is doing the same D.C. restaurant, she said. at Chili’s through Dec. 31. When See DC TRIP, Page 2 patrons present a Phoenix D.C. Trip voucher at Chili’s, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of their purchase toward the trip. Residents can get vouchers from the Delavan-Darien School District’s Facebook page or at Phoenix Middle School. Papa Murphy’s will have a similar fundraiser the last two Tuesday of January and the first two Tuesdays of February. “We have truly appreciated the December community’s support that we’ve re-30, 2013 7:09 pm / ceived,” Sepulveda said.

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Ondre Wilkerson of Fond du Lac looks out the window Tuesday at the Solutions Center warming shelter at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The shelter provides food, blankets, and a warm bed for the area’s homeless people. PATRICK FLOOD/ACTION REPORTER MEDIA

IN FROM THE COLD More donations are needed for Solutions Center to keep shelters stocked


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ocal officials say residents have been hunkered down during the recent extreme cold snap, opting to stay home when possible to keep warm and safe. But what about the people without a home to go to? The Solutions Center homeless and warming shelters in Fond du Lac have been operating around the clock to provide a place of safety and comfort.

“We want to make sure everyone is warm and safe,” said Executive Director Lindee Kimball. She expects the shelter that is housing about 20 people a day to stay open all day at least through Wednesday. “It is an emergency and all of a sudden we have to be there 24/7,” she said, adding that it has been so cold that no one left when they had the option to leave in the


somewhere during the day. During more typical weather, guests are sent out after receiving a breakfast and warm drink. Kimball said there are games, cards, books and a TV to help keep people occupied. The extended time provides an opwith mothers at the women’s shelter. portunity for counseling and case management. Keeping occupied January 10, 2014 3:52 pm / “We ask them what their future looks Kimball said staff has been out check- like,” Kimball said. “(The time inside) Video on Fond du Lac's warming shelters is available at

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Racine, The Journal Times 01/07/2014

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HABITAT RESTORE: 2302 DeKoven Ave. 10 a.m.4 p.m. AUDITIONS FOR “37 POSTCARDS”: Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. 7 p.m. Roles for two men 50s to 60s and four women ages 20 and older. LIVE MUSIC BY PARKSIDE REUNION BIG BAND: McAuliffe’s Pub, 3700 Meachem Road. 8-10 p.m. No cover.

art will be selected by a panel of judges and the top four artists will be awarded a $400 stipend to complete a second draft. A second rounding of judging will take place to review the second drafts and conduct personal interviews with each of the top four finalists to determine the winner. That artist will then receive a $1,000 cash prize upon the completion of the final artwork. The grand champion will be announced June 11. Poster and postcard recreations of the winning artwork will be available for purchase at the 2014 State Fair, as well as online before and after the Fair, while supplies last. All proceeds from poster and postcard sales will support the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation.

Meetings RACINE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: 6 p.m., Room 205, City Hall, 730 Washington Ave. RACINE COMMON COUNCIL: 7 p.m., Room 205, City Hall, 730 Washington Ave. RACINE COUNTY FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE: 5 p.m., Auditorium, Ives Grove Office Complex, 14200 Washington Ave. RACINE COUNTY GOVERNMENT SERVICES COMMITTEE: 6 p.m., Public Works Conference Room, Ives Grove Office Complex, 14200 Washington Ave. WIND POINT PLAN COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING: 6 p.m., Village Hall, 4725 Lighthouse Drive.

Feb. 4 deadline

First draft submissions for the inaugural art poster competition must be postmarked or hand-delivered by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. A complete set of competition rules is available at www. and all questions and entry inquiries should be directed to Jill Albanese at jill.albanese@wistatefair. com.



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A swan forages for food in a hole in the ice near the Fifth Street Boat Launch on Monday afternoon.

Artists Gallery looking for new cooperative members

Written submissions to TODAY are welcome. Submissions should be at The Journal Times by 9 a.m. two full business days before the desired publication date. Please send your events to TODAY, The Journal Times, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to (262) 631-1780 or email sknox@ For more information, call (262) 631-1767.


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Emme Burchardt, 17, of Oconomowoc, dances as the Snow Queen during rehearsal for “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Oconomowoc Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 19. MainStage Academy of Dance in Dousman presented the show, which donates a portion of the proceeds to the Lake County Free Clinic and Urgent Needs in Oconomowoc. More photos on page 6.


Insurance company says house fire was intentional

Company alleges concealment, fraud

house fire in the Village of Lac La Belle. Kemper Independence Insurance Company has filed summons against Ydbi By MELISSA GRAHAM (also known as Joseph) Islami and Ismet Islami, alleging the A civil complaint has fire was intentional. emerged from the June 2013 “ ... Defendants overvalued

their insurance claim in that because of Mr. Islami’s setting of the fire, defendants are entitled to no recovery under the insurance contract whatsoever,” the complaint reads. On June 10, a fire completely destroyed the Islami home at

145 Monastery Hill Drive, Oconomowoc. The five-alarm fire brought mutual aid services from 10 neighboring communities. Firefighters used more than 100,000 gallons of Please see FIRE, Page 3

December 30, 2013 4:27 pm /

Bitter Chills

Oregon Observer 01/09/2014

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After a couple of mild winters the last two ears, dangerous cold has eturned to Wisconsin. High temperatures of 11 egrees below zero – with wind chills falling below minus-40 – prompted chools to be canceled Monday and Tuesday in Oregon and city officials o prepare for weather mergencies. Temperaures dipped as low as minus-18 during Monday ight. The weather was proected to be the coldest air o hit the state in nearly wo decades, according to he National Weather Serices. “This will be the coldst air we have experinced since the arctic blast n February of 1996,” the National Weather Service aid in a wind chill warnng Friday. The state was gripped in old weather all last week, with windchill advisories hroughout the week. A winter weather advisory went into effect Friday with sustained winds of 5 to 25 mph forecasted to low snow throughout the egion. “Roads oriented east o west and out in rural reas will be most affected y the blowing and driftng,” The Weather Service warned. “Be prepared for nexpected and rapidly hanging road conditions.” Blowing snow continued o be a factor earlier this week with sustained winds round 15 mph and gusts p to 30 mph. The National Weather ervice predicted that the life-threatening’ cold would only last for a day r two – the wind chill warning was to be lifted at oon Tuesday. High temperatures were lated to remain in the ingle digits Wednesday, ut jump into the 20s on Thursday. A 30 percent hance of precipitation was forecasted Friday with high temperature around

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Patrick Molzahn and “Marley” braved the cold Monday afternoon for a brisk walk down Main Street. Oregon’s main drag was quieter than normal because of the weather, though plenty of people stopped by to quickly get inside downtown shops and restaurants during lunchtime.

Community Bank and Trust now held by La Crosse famil BILL LIVICK Unified Newspaper Group

Monday’s weather was fit for snowpeople, including this “family” of five that looked comfortable and right at home on Netherwood Drive.

January 10, 2014 4:36 pm /

With Jerry Luebke decision to sell his sha of Oregon Communi Bank and Trust in la November, ownership the bank he helped esta lish 37 years ago is n longer in local hands. But nothing about th way the bank operat will change, said Luebk and the man who replace him as bank president an chief executive office Steve Peotter. “Who we are as a

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A splendid morning for fishing Early on a Saturday morning, the temperature is 6 degrees, the wind is strong out of the northwest, sea smoke, backlit by the rising sun, blankets the harbor so thickly it almost obscures the lighthouse and a passing flight of geese— all in all a delightful morning to go fishing, at least for a hard-core angler like Jim Zwiebel, who came all the way from Watertown to Port Washington to do just that. From his perch on the revetment protecting Rotary Park, he fought and landed a husky rainbow trout, which was flash frozen minutes after being pulled from the harbor. Photo by Bill Schanen IV

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Voters will have choices on the city and school board ballots in the spring election. There will be a challenger for the District 1 seat and four candidates vying for three seats on the school board.

Stoughton Mayor Donna Olson will run unopposed for another four-year term. Alders Tim Swadley (D-1), Paul Lawrence (D-2), Greg Jenson (D-3) and Tom Selsor (D-4) hold seats that are set to expire, as well.

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Eau Claire, The Country Today 01/08/2014 Volume 36, Number 51 28 Pages, 4 Sections

Badlands mustangs find new homes in Wisconsin.


Three years after a fire claim and father, Stacy Eberle and in the front, Josie, right, an are expanding their operat modernization plans.

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Eberle family moving on after 2011 fire

1C News: Hormonal wells found in state’s karst region.


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MONROE — It has been nearly three years since a devastating fire Photo by Danielle Endvick destroyed the house on the Randy and Stacy Eberle farm near Monroe, claiming Randy’s life and leavThe full moon loomed bright above a barn just off Highway 27 north of Cadott ing Stacy and her daughters in Chippewa County during chore time on a particularly cold December evening. with big decisions on which Weather forecasts call for below-zero temperatures to continue through the next direction to go with their several days. dairy farm. It was Jan. 27, 2011, when a fire that started in the basement engulfed the Eberles’ farmhouse and killed Randy, 44, who had gone in with a pail of water to try to extinguish the blaze. By Danielle Endvick After coming to grips with the reality of losing Regional Editor | her husband and workmate, A Boyd family is grievStacy said she struggled to ing the loss of their son make a decision about what after snow and ice crashed to do. She got advice from off a barn roof, caving in a all directions but eventually silo room where the boy had went with her heart — she been playing with his sister. January 8, 2014 5:47 pm /and her daughters decided The incident occurred to continue dairying on on 320th Street near Boyd their own.

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Six-year-old Jessa Deuvall and her uncle James crack a smile while sledding at “Hospital Hill” in Beloit on Thursday. Jessa’s favorite part of sledding? “Getting snow in my face!” she said.

Dropping ‘23’ from squads sparks police controversy By Shaun Zinck “In memory of #23” has been on the back of Beloit Police squad cars for more than a decade. The phrase honors Peter Larsen, Badge Number 23, the former Beloit Police officer who was shot in the line of duty while responding to a kidnapping complaint in 1985. Larsen was shot in the head and remained in a semi-comatose state for 14 years until he died in 1998. The new police squad cars no longer display the memorial on the trunk lids. When asked by the Daily News, Police Chief Norm Jacobs said when the new design for the squad cars was talked about two years ago it was decided then to not include the decal. “We recognize that not putting that on the new squad cars would

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expressed disappointment with the decision to abandon the memorial. “The tribute and remembrance for Pete placed on Beloit police squad cars has meant so much to me, to our families, friends and, I think, to the community over the years,” she said in an emailed statement. “Pete knew the risks he was taking every day as a police officer, just as the spouses and families of officers understand those risks, as well. When the worst happened to Pete, there was great comfort in that symbolic reminder that he hadn’t been forgotten, that his sacrifice was still honored in the community he loved and served. I don’t understand why that remembrance would be removed, and I hope Chief Jacobs reconsiders his decision.” Jacobs said the department has

Thomas said he had a conversation with Jacobs and former chief Sam Lathrop in the police conference room before he retired. Both Jacobs and Lathrop applied to be chief of police after Thomas. “I told them I did not know who was going to be appointed my successor, but I asked them if they both would agree not to ever remove the tribute(s) to Pete,” his email said. “I also had a display of Pete in the lobby of the department. They spoke between themselves briefly and then Sam replied, ‘We agree’.” In 2012, Thomas said Jacobs told him the decal would be phased out from the vehicles and the new design would replace it. “I sent an email to Norm askDecember 2:53 pm off, / ing that he30, not2013 take this and again reminded him in my email

By Daily New Beloit tied for the second ment rate in t ber, according Thursday by th ment of Workfo Beloit had rate of 9.4 per down from 9.6 ber and down November of 20 at the second the 32 commu month by the D force Developm the second hig of 2013. Racine had ployment rat November at 1 from 11.7 perc waukee had t rate at 9.4 pe up from 9.3 per Nearby Ja unemployment in November, u percent in Octo 8.3 percent in Janesville rank for unemploym communities tr Caledonia h ployment rate percent in Nov percent in Oct the second low rate in Novem down slightly October. Jobless rate or remained th 32 communiti Department o opment betw November. Rock County ment rate of 7 ber, up slightly October, but do in November of had the 23rd ment rate ou counties. Nearby Wal an unemploym cent in Novemb cent in October percent in Nov Iron Count

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Sleigh Rides at Savannah The Mayr family provided their horses and a sleigh for rides throughout the Savannah Village Park on Friday, Dec. 27. Betsy Flanagan (left) led the singing of Christmas Carols for each ride as Don and Joanne Tierney provided an afternoon of a campfire, cookies and hot chocolate at their annual mid-holiday event. (Photos by Roger Hamilton)

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2013: Waunakee schools reached new h BY ROBERTA BAUMANN MANAGING EDITOR

As spring came to Waunakee, it brought a number of new headlines. Waunakee schools celebrated many achievements, veterans boarded the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., and the village

banning pit bulls. Here is a look at the rest of 2013’s headlines. March NORD Drive Systems, a German company with its North American headquarters in Waunakee, added 50,000 square feet to the south of the building,

for its shipping department. It seemed to be a sign of an economic upturn. When white smoke emerged at the Vatican, signaling the selection of a new pope, bells rang throughout the world’s Catholic churches, including St. John’s in Waunakee. January 3, 2014 5:07 pm / County Executive Joe Parisi announced the creation of the

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The Real Tree girls, a.k.a. Sierra Rusniak, Mali Kestler, Amber Newman, and Peyton Kestler hit the water at the 10th annual Rib Lake Ice Dip held Saturday at the edge of lake. Several groups of dippers made a splash with their costumes before jumping into the chilly waters. The Ice Dip will also make a splash on awards night at Rib Lake High School as approximately $4,500 was raised by the event to help provide scholarships for graduating seniors.

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New winter assortment of photos from WNA member newspapers.