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Harper Zillmer looks for help after his calf decides to take a break during the Little Britches showmanship competition Sunday.

Fair attendance likely highest in 20 years By TRISTA PRUETT Staff Reporter

Attendance for the 2013 Dodge County Fair may have hit the highest point in 12 years. Fair board secretary Sharon Keil noted that now that attendance numbers, including season passes are in, Wednesday was a record attendance day and Thursday was close to the record. “We’d be very shocked if it wasn’t [the highest attendance in 12 years] at this point,” Keil said. With season tickets, attendance on Wednesday was 11,179, Thursday was 10,097, Friday was 15,131 and Saturday was 12,981. Without Sunday, the total attendance was 49,388. See FAIR/Page 2

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Grayson Staggemeier, 6, plays in the wheel of a John Deere combine Friday at the Houston County Fair. For more photos and coverage of the fair, turn to Hometown, B1.

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from adults that they don't think it's harmful, that will change what kind of education that we do," Enger said at the Aug. 12 Lodi School Board meeting. The adult survey was given to parents with school registration information and mailed out to 500 household without children. People are asked questions like, "How wrong do you

to the adult survey have Adults are asked what they think about some of so far been good. "We received 470 surthe statistics, that came veys back. Which I out of last years YRBS thought was a very big survey of how teens feel number because it was about their connection not required of them to with parents and the do that," Enger said. community. Forty-eight responses Fifty-six percent of have been received from Lodi Middle School and High School students felt surveys direct mailed to a the random 500 housethey really mattered to holds. the people in the comAugust 20, The 2013 deadline 2:30 pm / to turn munity. The adult survey in the survey is asked if the community

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attendance from last year, according to Alan Hanson, interim director of the H.H. Bennett Studio. “We encourage people who haven’t visited us to come check out the studio,” said Hanson. The studio isn’t the only place seeing gains. Through the end of July, paid attendance is up 29.9 percent at Old World Wisconsin, 38.7 percent at Wade House and 13.5 percent at Circus World Museum in Baraboo. System-wide

Violet Valla, who is part of her family’s act at Circus World Museum, strikes a pose during a recent performance in the museum’s Hippodrome. The all-new show has been a big draw to the site this summer. ANNIE GETSINGER— NEWS REPUBLIC

wise do,” Dietzler said. Weekday visitors start to slow a bit when school is back in session, but weekend attendance at the parks is expected to remain steady. “We’ll continue that through the fall,” Carter said. The park has about 406 campsites that are available every weekend through Columbus Day. “We’ll be at generally 100 percent,” he said. Mirror Lake State Park manager Becky Green said her park has also had a successful summer, attracting quite a few campers and visitors. “It’s going pretty good,” she said. “It’s been another really good, busy season.” Campgrounds, trails and

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Town supervisor Joel Knutson, who months, I’ve gathered input from the various lake associations in Crescent is chairman of the town’s lake comtownship — including Lakes Julia, mittee, introduced the issue during a Rhinelander, The Northwoods River News 08/17/2013 Squash, Crescent, and Green Bass,” he town board meeting Tuesday said. evening.

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users of the lakes. “The concerns basically reduce down to concerns over lake health — the vulnerabilities to spills and trash, maintaining the quality of life on the

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Members of the Hodag Water Shows team perform stunts in the sunset at Hodag Park on Wednesday evening for a show. Summer is drawing to a close and so is the season for the water ski team. There are just a few performances left on Sundays and Wednesdays.

County refutes employment discrimination claim By Jonathan Anderson OF THE LAKELAND TIMES

Lawyers for Oneida County have issued a forceful, point-by-point rebuttal to allegations that the director of the county’s Forestry Department discriminated against a former seasonal employee. William Voelker in May filed complaints with the state Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the county reneged on an employment offer because of

candidate for the position. Nevertheless, the county then found and offered other positions to Mr. Voelker Charbarneau which he either rejected or simply abandoned.” Basis of dispute Voelker, 59, worked as a limited-term ranger for the Forestry Department from late May to early August 2012. He left the job to travel out of the country so his wife could seek treatment for can-

requested to skip lunch and that he would receive the leave the ranger position a position.” half-hour earlier than schedIn fact, the county says, uled. The county said it Bilogan told Voelker that he agreed to Voelker’s request. should contact the Forestry “Even though the change Department in spring 2013 to in hours was not ideal, Mr. reapply for the ranger posiBilogan adjusted Mr. tion. Voelker’s hours to honor his The county also denied the request.” discrimination claims. The Other employment opportunicounty noted that more than ties half of the county’s employAn important element to ees are older than 40 years the county’s defense is that it old. And, the county says, offered other jobs to there is little logic to age disVoelker. crimination when Bilogan “The county offered him hired Voelker just one year several jobs; if the county earlier. “It is nonsensical to believe wanted to discriminate August 20, 2013 8:46 pm / against Mr. Voelker, it that the same individual who would not have gone to these hired Mr. Voelker in 2012


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The 2013 Clinton Prairie Days Parade was a hit on Sunday as spectators lined village streets to watch riders ride their horses or drive teams pulling hitches through the downtown area.

Just horsing around Clinton parade echoes history of earlier times By Debra Jensen-De Hart Features Editor CLINTON — Horse enthusiasts lined up their lawn chairs Sunday in shady spots along Clinton streets as the Prairie Days Parade got under way. Among those attending the 7th annual event were Bill and Judy Coldren. The Coldrens, formerly of Beloit, have retired to Florida, but come back for the summer to be with family. However, “We’re farm people — we were both raised on farms,” Bill

Coldren said. And they are no strangers to Clinton’s Prairie Days Parade. “We’ve come lots of times, it’s a nice parade,” they said from their lawn chairs situated at the intersection of Allen and Cross streets. “You know what they say, ‘you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy’,” Judy Coldren added. Also attending the parade were Ron and Jean Luebke of Fort Atkinson. The couple said they own draft horses and Percherons and are

members of the Jefferson County Draft Horse Association. They not only enjoy having horses, but they take them to Old World Wisconsin each year to demonstrate plowing and threshing in the fields at the outdoor heritage museum during special events. In all, there were 22 entries in the Clinton parade with people not only riding mares and mustangs, quarter horses and more. Several participants rode on buggies and wagons and restored hitches. Organizer Ann Pikalek rode Please see

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The triplet Holstein calves arrived without warning. The rare births Friday afternoon surprised Footville farmer Steve Case and his family on the Pine View Dairy farm. The nameless pregnant cow— who goes by ear tag No. 1,150—had been acting strangely for a few weeks, Case said. She wasn’t due until Aug. 10. He was headed out to feed his cows when he heard bellowing from the barn. “I just about fell over,” Case said when he found three calves next to their mother.

He quickly dried them off while the mother “did her job getting the first milk into them.” “I’ve had a lot of twin calves on the farm, but I’ve been on my farm 33 years, and this is the first I’ve ever had triplets,” said Case, who runs the 320-head farm with his wife, Liz, and son Craig, with help from son Jeremy. “I’m glad they’re all alive,” he said. “It was a total surprise to me.” “Triplets are rare to be born alive and healthy. A lot of times there’s complications,” said Dr. Ray Pawlisch, whose specialty at Brodhead Veterinary is large animal/dairy cattle. He’s only seen healthy triplets twice in his 30-plus years of practice. He cited a 2006 study on multiple births in Holstein cattle by UWMadison researcher Noel Silva Del Rio. She found just one-third of a percent of the bovine pregnancies

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I’ve had a lot of twin calves on the farm, but I’ve been on my farm 33 years, and this is the first I’ve ever had triplets. Footville farmer Steve Case that year resulted in triplets, according to the Wisconsin State Farmer, which detailed her study in a 2011 article about triplets born in West Bend. Based on her numbers, the paper reported that’s an average of one set of triplets born every day on a Wisconsin farm. Many, however, don’t make it, and Pawlisch said the fact that Case’s cow delivered triplets without human assistance makes it even more rare.

Case’s brother Bill had a set of triplets on his farm in 1981. The farm now is doing ultrasound testing of its cows. “It’s just something we would want to know,” Case said. The calves are not identical, though they “certainly resemble each other,” Case said. The calves—two heifers and a bull—are doing well, though the bull is a little weaker, he said. Normal calves weigh 80 to 120 pounds, and Case estimated the heifers at 40 to 50 pounds. “This was a huge thing for the mother,” who was receiving extra calcium for milk fever, a condition where she can’t produce calcium fast enough, Case said. “She was filled out pretty good, but having triplets like that, she stood up and her sides just got sucked in,” he said. “Imagine about 150 pounds coming out of you.”

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Governor Scott Walker nounced Friday a Fed Emergency Managem Agency (FEMA) major d ter declaration for eight c ties impacted by floodin June. The counties name the declaration are Ashl Bayfield, Crawford, G Iowa, Richland, St. C and Vernon counties and Red Cliff Band of Lake perior Chippewa in Bay County. This declaration lows local governments fected by the June flood apply for assistance, w will help communities re er some of the costs incu through fighting the flo and repairing infrastruc such as roads and remo debris. “We will continue to Wisconsin communities cover from these dama floods,” Governor Wa said. “This assistance welcome financial relie those communities impa in June.” The flooding and dam occurred from June 20 after a series of severe t derstorms dumped a of 8-13 inches of rain northwestern, southwes and south central Wisco causing significant dam Some areas received 1-2 i es of rainfall per hour, w resulted in flash flooding mudslides. Preliminary d age assessments determ the storms caused more $9.2 million in damage public infrastructure ac

BY TRICIA HILL Can you imagine if one day your life was going just the way you wanted it to and then something suddenly happened to 19, change drastiAugust 2013 it 1:53 pm / cally for the worse? That is what happened to

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Under the Bridge by David Krier

RANDOM ACTS of kinds are springing up all oss southwestern Wissin, and the world, in mory of Derek Lendy, the Fennimore boy o died in a tragic mowaccident on Sunday, . 4. It all started when a nd of the Lendosky famrom Green Bay couldn’t ke Derek’s memorial vice. Instead, Jen Joyce money in an envelope mailed it to a random son she found by flipg open the phone book, gift was accompanied a note saying that the was done in Derek’s mory. Joyce posted ut her random act on ebook and soon others an to do the same. As Tuesday afternoon, the ebook page for Derek, sofkindnessforderek, nearly 9,300 members. ong the acts, some are ng gift cards, paying for and restaurant meals, n sending strangers to eball games, since it one of Derek’s favorsports. On Friday night, B All-Star Jose Batista d it forward in honor ek. He dedicated his me Friday night to Derafter Bautista learned was Lendosky’s favorite yer on the Toronto Blue s. In Fennimore there random gifts of sandhes, movie and Dinky n ride tickets, swimg pool treats and ice am. Contributions are ring in from throughWisconsin, and even waii and Germany.

HE HAD GOALS, so ny goals, to be every fession: basketball playbaseball player, statistin, president,” said BrenBunn, Derek’s former dergarten teacher and nd. She says they are

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Among the exhibitors at last weekend’s Crawford County Fair in Gays Mills was Hayden Smethurst of Eastman, seen with her friend Landon Smith and her 7-month-old Holstein calf, Spring, “because he jumps.”

Kiel resigns as Riverdale principal, is replaced by Jonathan Schmidt By TRICIA HILL After three years of service, the Riverdale School Board accepted the resignation of High School Principal Dan Kiel at the Board’s meeting on Monday night. Kiel has accepted a job offer in Elkhorn as an Associate Principal and District Director of extra curricular activities. Kiel accepted the job offer to Elkhorn in southeast Wisconsin as it was closer to his wife and family. Leaving Riverdale was not an easy decision for Kiel, as he is going to miss everything about the Riverdale School District. “The students are extremely nice and I was able to work

couple of weeks,” said Principal Shari Hougan. Currently, the district has advertised for an elementary SAGE teacher, so in the event the numbers increase they are prepared should they need to hire a new teacher. PBIS The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program (PBIS), is the behavioral intervention program started for the 2012-13 school year, and has now finally formed a committee for this year. It will be headed by Jon Schmidt and Jen Tarrell, to continue to add PBIS ideas to the REMS. The committee recently visited with other districts

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Horse farm defendants reject felony charges BY JANINE ANDERSON assert the first felony should janderson@kenoshanews.com be a misdemeanor, based on the evidence. The couple accused of “In order to support a causing the deaths of five felony charge, the state horses by starvation has would have to allege not only asked that the felony charges death of an animal, but also against them be reduced and that the defendant affirmadismissed. tively acted with the intent David White and Paula to cause death, rather than Moctezuma White were each causing death by omission,” charged with five felony the motion states. counts of animal mistreatThe next four counts ment causing death, for five should be dismissed, the horses that prosecutors say motion argues, because the starved to death on their criminal complaint only Pleasant Prairie farm. Those carcasses, as well KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO BY SEAN KRAJACIC refers to a necropsy of one as dozens of other animals in David White and Paula Moctezuma White, shown in court horse showing death by starpoor condition, were moved in June, are now seeking to have felony charges against vation, and there is nothing from their farm in April. them dropped or reduced. The two are accused of caus- else definitive to support the Homes have been found for ing the deaths of five horses and other animals on their other charges. The defense also claims prosecutors knew most of the animals. Pleasant Prairie farm. August 2, 2013 pmbe / problems with there4:45 could The defendants’ attorneys have challenged the felony other counts. In the motion, the court to reduce one fel-

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A member of the Sikh community and an estimated 1,000 others look on during a candlelight vigil held Monday outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek to remember those killed and injured one year ago at the temple.

Sikh Temple tragedy remembered at vigil Monday was one-year anniversary of temple shooting

By MICHAEL RUNYON mrunyon@jrn.com

Oak Creek police officer Sam Lenda remembers Aug. 5, 2012, the day of the Sikh Temple shooting. Lenda shot shooter Wade Michael Page.

Oak Creek — A teenager shakes Pardeep Kaleka’s hand. Kaleka pulls his hand back, yelling “ouch!” A hidden thumbtack was in the teenager’s hand and Kalek thought he broke the skin. He wasn’t cut and the two laugh it off. The thumbtack-wielding teenager is one o the students Kaleka works with in the inner city of Milwaukee. Kaleka has stepped up his work with students in the past year, helping found th non-profit Serve 2 Unite. He’s also been hugging his own children and telling his wif Please see TEMPLE, Page

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Rodgers and Favre. “When you talk about comparing quarterbacks, it’s hard to compare guys. I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long ... Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much. Christian [Ponder] didn’t really have that opportunity. He had to jump in. The way you compare them has to be a little different. The guy they have now was [essentially] a veteran rookie,” Jennings said. Jennings referred to Rodgers as “the

Jim Oxley guy they have now” and went on to give a lot of the credit for Rodgers becoming a great player to Favre’s tutelage. We will never know what kind of player Rodgers would have been had he not sat behind Favre for three years, but we do know that Jennings answered that same question on at least two occasions (on the Ian O’Connor show and on the Jim Rome Show) by saying he’d take Rodgers over Favre. See OXLEY. . . page 20

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Deputy Clerk Cheryl Westman, one of three co-captains of cause and the fundraiser brings levity to a serious issue. Lisak is out of the office this week, but plans to return the Douglas County Blazing Paddles. CansSuperior decoratedTelegram with the mayor and county administra- to work Aug. 12, one day before the actual pie throwing. 08/02/2013 tor’s photographs will be placed in the city and county clerks’ offices as well as other city and county offices Turn to OFFICIALS, A3

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Malley O’Brien of Superior holds on tight to her rope as she swings down the zipline at the high ropes course at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Monday morning. O’Brien and other students in the Bigger, Faster, Stronger class went through the course as part of their training Monday. For more photos of the high ropes course, check out the gallery at www.superiortelegram.com. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com) Turn to INSPECTION, A3

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cwolf@beloit Police will be shedding po fighters will be in the fat-fr grocery story as South Belo ees take up a “Biggest Lose lose weight. South Beloit Police Chie meier came up with the ide loss challenge in the hope officers on the police force tion to healthy diets and fi thought, why not spread th other departments in the ci “At first I wanted a police challenge, but then I though one in Public Works or Ci want to get involved,” Stiege In the end, 10 South Belo ees accepted the challenge fighters, four police officers Works Department employe Stiegemeier himself will weight-loss challenge. The challenge will be p “The Biggest Loser” tele show. The Fitness Zone in offered reduced price mem those taking part in the cha can come to the Fitness Zon Also, there will be weekl the Fitness Zone and there quences at those weigh-ins. participant gains weight fr

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By Shaun Zinck szinck@beloit Beloit City Councilors ap tract with Beloit Box Boa Photo by Jen Pulaski sell all the city’s recycled Jacob Colby practices his skateboarding skills at the skate park at Telfer Park company. in Beloit. A skateboard competition will be held at the skate park in Beloit Aug. The city has had a cont 10. company in some form fo years, said Chris Walsh, op tor in the Beloit Public Work This contract, which is for 1 fies the minimum and maxi city will receive per ton of p “I think the contract ha win for the city as we were cling, and for Beloit Box B said. “Beloit Box Board has e By Clint Wolf the project. business because of the am While the $40,000 grant will pay for cwolf@beloitdailynews.com we are selling them.” A project to improve security for South most of the project, the additional funds Walsh said under the con Beloit police officers in transporting will have to come from somewhere, which per ton would be establishe a tight budget year cago market, however, the arrested subjects may be a bit more expen- may be challenging inAugust for the City of South Beloit. 8, 2013 2:52 pm / receive less than $20 per sive than was first estimated. Mayor Michael Duffy said the council than $100 per ton. South Beloit Police Chief Dean Stiege-

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Left: Mike Fritz competes during the “Mounted Cowboy Shooting Show” Sunday at the Eau Claire Expo Center. Racers from across the country came to the Eau Claire County Fair to compete in the event. Below: Judge Mark Hagedorn, Chetek, samples pie Sunday during the Eau Claire County Fair.

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Hagedorn said that after tasting about three-fourths of the 21 pies, the judges had to give their full stomachs a break. “… We were all sitting down thinking, ‘Man! We’re a little surprised at how full we’re getting,’ but we rose to the occasion,” he said. Hagedorn, who has judged cattle contests before, but never pies, said the experience was worth-while. “This was a judging contest where you got instant gratification,” Hagedorn said. “You got to look at it, you got to taste it and experience the moment all in one fell swoop.” The leftover pie was sold for $2.50 a slice at a 4-H booth. Another popular attraction at the fair Sunday afternoon included the cowboy mounted shooting show, which attracted participants from all over the country, said competitor Loren Adrian the WEAU-TV news department in Eau of Cassville. During the timed event, competitors Claire. Hagedorn said he was chosen raced around barrels and gunned-down for the position because he’s relatively balloons with two .45 caliber single acnew to the county. “I don’t recognize any names, I don’t tion revolvers each loaded with five rounds of blank ammunition. Racers know a lot people yet,” he said. “I’m July 30, 2013 1:03 pm / truly unbiased. I certainly enjoy a good must follow a specific pattern, selected piece of pie.”


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“Wrap your arms around the neck, wrap the legs and go,” said Nick Jacobs. Those are all the directions necessary for the children signed up for Mutton Bustin’ at the 2013 Monroe County Fair. The annual event, emceed by Jacobs, drew an early-evening crowd to the grandstand Saturday at Tomah Recreation Park. “It’s kind of like bronco busting for the kids,” said Jacobs. The children ride a sheep as it tries to run away. “There’s really nothing to it,”

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booked into jail. A sheriffs department spokesman wasn’t aware if Clements had been released from the hospital as of this morning. The meth operation apparently was located in the house and garage and a team from the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation assisted to make the scene safe for investigators. The sheriffs department, which is conducting the investigation, isn’t yet sure of the size or scope of the operation. With heroin dominating the headlines lately, this is the first math lab bust in the area in some time. However, local law enforcement officials have predicted a rise in meth use with the crackdown on the area’s heroin trade. Assisting the sheriffs department were Sparta Area Ambulance, the Monroe County Dispatch Center and the Sparta Area Fire District.

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Citizen's Police Academy returns After a two year hiatus, the Citizen's Police Academy is back. The free nine-week academy is open to Sparta residents interested in getting to know the officers of the Sparta Police Department and those interested in learning more about law enforcement. The first Citizen's Police Academy was held in 2007, after Sgt. Joel Ames was put on light duty following an off-the-job injury. The academy is something Sparta Police Chief Kass and officers had discussed at length. With Ames being on light duty, he had the time to research it and develop a curriculum. The first course was offered to elected officials, the media and school officials. In 2008, it was opened up to the general public. Social workers, teachers, persons seeking to be in law enforcement and significant others and spouses of officers have also been past participants. There was no funding available for the academy in 2011 and 2012. This year, the funding will come from the general police department fund,

Ames indicated. The Citizen's Police Academy is a fun, hands-on way to get to know the local law enforcement. The Sparta Police Department Citizen's Police Academy serves to foster a better working ^relationship between the police officers and the Sparta Police Department and the citizens we serve," said Ames, citing the mission statement of the academy. A tentative itinerary includes meeting at a variety of locations, including the police department, the Monroe County Courthouse, Monroe County Jail, the pistol range and P.E.R. Towing. Over the course of nine weeks, beginning Tuesdays in September, participants will meet Sparta Police Department officers and tour the facility. They will learn about evidence collection and processing, tour the courthouse, dispatch center and jail. They will hear from the Monroe County district attorney and a circuit court judge. The Sparta Area Fire District Department, Sparta Area Ambulance personnel and MedFlight will assist with a mock accident. Over the years, some of the more hands-on favorite classes include the live demonstration of a Taser, in which participants

will have a chance to deploy the Taser and even volunteer to be Tazed. Another class includes a demonstration of the K9 officer, and participants will get a chance to wear a protective sleeve and be taken down by the trained dog. Other participants have enjoyed the opportunity to drive a patrol car and see exactly what it's like to be a police officer in pursuit. Probably the most anticipated event is the trip to the pistol range. Participants might get a special ride to the range, where they will be given the opportunity to shoot a variety of police-issue guns, under supervision. The culmination of the course is a graduation dinner. "We re looking for anyone who has an interest, is curious and wants to get to know us better," said Ames. There is an opening for 12-15 adult participants, who must live or work in Sparta. Applications are available at the police department's website, www.spartapd.com or on its Facebook page. Call or e-mail Ames for more information at 269-3122 or iames@spartapd. com.

Following a number of controlled buys using an informant Tomah police arrested a local woman for numerous drug delivery charges. The controlled buys between the informant and Heather D. McKenzie, 42, Tomah, began in May. She reportedly sold prescription pills to an informant at McKenzie's workplace, Uptown Pizza, in Tomah, on several occasions. In June, the informant planned to purchase more pills from McKenzie at the pizza parlor. However, McKenzie called in sick, according to the criminal complaint. Instead, the informant went to McKenzie's home on McLean Avenue to purchase 20 Adderall pills. McKenzie reportedly gave the informant two Strattera capsules and $1 in gas money. When police confronted McKenzie, she reportedly indicated she is short on money and she can't seem to get herself away from the lifestyle of using and selling drugs. She reportedly admitted to selling Adderall to the informant and other prescription pills to a number of other Tomah residents. Inside McKenzie's apartment, police seized numerous items of drug paraphernalia -- ziplock bags containing a variety of pills, rolling papers, more than two grams of marijuana, two marijuana pipes, a digital scale and 32 pills, including hydrocodone, amphetamine and clonazepam. McKenzie was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court July 19 with three counts of delivery of schedule I, II or III narcotics; two counts of possession/delivery or manufacture of prescription drugs; seven counts of possession of a controlled substance; and one count each of possession with intent to deliver narcotics; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of an illegally obtained prescription; possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics; and delivery of schedule I or II narcotics. She is free on a $5,000 signature bond. A 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew was imposed.

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"We'd really like to think we can help direct their efforts." he said. And getting a first-hand look at CRP success stories like the Jenkins’ is one way to show CRP participants what can happen if they succeed. "It's a labor of love and they enjoy what they are doing." offered Wheeler. "Scott and Lory and their family obviously enjoy enhancing the land they live on." Scott Jenkins said their land was already a part of the CRP when they purchased it in 2004. The family decided to keep the land in the program in an effort to benefit natural resources. It's just the beauty of the land," said

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as six benches, two picnic tivities for kids, and 10tables and a kiosk for recre- year-old Meredith Kaminsky led a paper hat-making ation. Dirty Kettle, aka Herb activity. “I’m helping everyone Heck from Ashippun, and Glen Gorsuch of Neshkoro make hats and teaching drew visitors to their Na- new people how to do it. I tive American and Buck- love working here,” she sinners encampments. said. Mike and Amy Strupp Dressed as a mountain man, Gorusch talked about from Theresa watched as Wisconsin’s early fur trade their 4-year-old daughter and the movement of goods had her face painted. Mike Strupp is a landscaper inalong waterways. Heck played his “court- terested in prairie restoraing flute” outside two large tion. “It’s becoming more teepees set up on the grounds. He educates peo- popular. People are replacple about the culture of the ing parts of their lawn with sections of native plants beNorthern Cheyenne. “I just love bringing his- cause it’s good for the environment,” he said. tory to life,” Heck said. Sally Scott, executive diAt the Green Acres booth Tracy McDermott rector of the Arboretum, spoke of the value of was pleased with the day’s turnout, despite the cooler worms. 29, 2013 5:11 pm / weather. “They eat all myJuly gar“It’s an opportunity to bage,” she said, demon-

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When Wanda Pecha, of Mosinee, was 16 years old, her dairy cow won best in show at the Wisconsin Valley Fair. It was a moment that she will never forget, and she knew she wanted her children to have similar experiences someday. “Before I even got married and had kids, I knew my kids would do this,” said Wanda, chairwoman of the market animal show and sale committee for this year’s fair. “I knew how much I benefited from it, so it wasn’t even a question.” Wanda’s husband, Kory, who also was raised in Mosinee but not on a farm, was supportive of the idea. “It’s been a lot of work, butIlikeitalot,”Korysaid. “It’s a new experience for me, and I’m learning it just as much as the kids are.” This week, the Pecha

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WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE FAIR? they’ve learned when they —alongwithabout150other kids — participate in the market animal competition showing hogs, sheep and cattle at the fair, which kicks off today at Marathon Park in Wausau. To get there, the Pecha family members have devoted almost all of their time and attention during the past several years to raising hogs. The couple were married in 2001 and built a home on Wanda’s parents’ farm property so the kids could grow up in the same environment Wanda did. All three of the Pecha children joined their local 4-H club at age 5, and all are competing in the fair this year — two of them

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nee farm. can lay down and get their Julia, 9, is competing bellies rubbed, like a dog. for the first time this year They get pretty attached, in the fair’s livestock cate- but it will be easier as they gory, showing her two get older.” hogs, Sunny and Eddie, Wanda’s oldest son, 10both cross-bred pigs the year-old Adam, raised a family has been raising hog that won first in its disince they were born in vision last year, his first February. year competing. This year, “She’sexcitedtoputher Adam was supposed to show clothes on,” Wanda show his two hogs, Daisy said of Julia. “But also a lit- and Buck. But last week, tle sad because at the end Buck died unexpectedly of the fair, the hogs need to and Adam was devastated, go.” Wandasaid.He’llstillcomThe children develop pete with Daisy, but it close bonds with their won’t be the same. hogs, which makes fair Wanda said she thinks weekend bittersweet. kids learn important life July 30, skills 2013 2:18 pm / “They bond with them participating in 4-H, from the first day we pick by taking care of animals

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Renee Mikula got more than she bargained for when she hugged her boyfriend, Pvt. Cole Smith, after the finish of the Savage Dash on Friday, Aug. 2. The final obstacle of the race was 20-yard mud pit. Smith is a member of the Spooner National Guard and has just returned home from training. More photos on page 14. - Photo by Larry Samson

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Deadlly wandering Deaths of autistic kids prompt action By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer The 3-year-old girl wandered away from her grandmother’s home in Wareham, Mass., in mid-April. A frantic search began almost immediately, and within an hour little Alyvia Navarro was found unresponsive in a nearby pond. She was pronounced dead the next day. A month later, across the continent, a larger search unfolded over three days as hundreds of emergency service personnel and volunteers fanned out around Clearlake, Calif., looking for 9-year-old Mikaela Lynch after she vanished from her backyard. The outcome grimly echoed the Wareham search: A dive team found Mikaela’s body in a muddy creek.

have with water. The body of the latest victim, 11-year-old Anthony Kuznia, was found Thursday in the Red River after a 24-hour search near his home in East Grand Forks, Minn. The tragic phenomenon goes by various names — wandering, elopement, bolting — and about half of autistic children are prone to it, according to research published last year in the journal Pediatrics. That would be a huge number. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated last year that 1 in 88 children are affected by autism, and a federal survey this year pegged the prevalence rate at one of every 50 schoolchildren — more than 1 million children in all. August 14, 2013 6:56 / Thepm Associated Press Wandering has led to the deaths of more than 60 children in the past four Andrew Ashline, 11, who has autism,

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Waukesha, The Freeman 07/30/2013

Two women arrested at Chuck E. Cheese after fight

OWN OF BROOKFIELD – women were arrested and ral others complained of g pepper sprayed during a t Saturday evening at Chuck heese. wn of Brookfield Police Lt. id Mironischen said officers onded to a report of a fight at ck E. Cheese, 19125 W. Bluend Road, at about 8:48 p.m. urday. The Town of Brookd Police Department was sted by State Patrol officers Waukesha County Sheriff’s artment deputies due to the e number of people involved he fight, estimated to be about Mironischen said. wo 28-year-old women from waukee were arrested, proed at the Police Department received municipal citations disorderly conduct and batMironischen said. uring the incident, one man allegedly used pepper y on several other people complained of pain and e treated by the Town of okfield Fire Department, ch was also on scene. No one transported to the hospital any injuries. ironischen said the fight an after one child was reporttaking too long at the ticket mption counter and another nt said something critical, ch was overheard by another nt. “Things got heated and ight broke out,” he said. t was quite the puzzle to put ther because we had so y different people with difnt versions,” Mironischen of the incident. 2008, the Brookfield Town rd discussed revoking Chuck Cheese’s liquor license after merous calls to the business to fights, thefts of license es and vehicles, and drug use he bathrooms. That same , the business electively ded not to renew its liquor nse. ironischen said things have n going fine at the pizza aurant recently and neither hol nor drugs are suspected laying a role in Saturday’s t. Employees were helpful ng the police response and tried to diffuse the fight, he

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MUSKEGO – After launching from a floating platform, Muskego Water Bug Water Ski Club members Spencer Rutter (left) and Hannah Klotzbach (right) support Ava Barker (center top) as they practice building a three-person pyramid while skiing Monday morning on Little Muskego Lake.

DELAFIELD – More than three years after a stray bullet and safety concerns led to its closing, the Hartland Sportsmen’s Club will go before the Delafield Plan Commission Wednesday for a preliminary review of its application for a conditional use permit. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 500 Genesee St. The club used to operate five gun ranges on almost 34 acres at 730 Maple Ave. The conditional use permit was revoked by the Common Council after an incident in April 2010, during which a pregnant woman dining outside the Delafield Brewhaus

County kids get empowered with Yell and Tell Program teaches kids to yell for help, despite fear By Sarah Pryor Freeman Staff

WAUKESHA – A sunny day in 2006 went from a normal day to one of the worst of Jean Davidson’s life in an instant. Davidson’s 4-year-old grandson Ryder had been playing with another 4-year-old friend and his 8-yearold brother near a ditch filled with water when the younger kids suddenly fell in. “Instead of going to get help, the 8-year-old didn’t want to get in trouble, so he ran home to hide out,” Davidson remembers. “Ryder’s dad was able to save one of the boys by giving him mouth-to-mouth, but it wasn’t Ryder. My grandson died in the water.” That’s when Davidson, the granddaughter of Harley-Davidson cofounder Walter Davidson, realized what she had to do.

pens all the time; kids get scared Jeff Haig, who is the president of and don’t know what to do’,” David- the Yell and Tell Board of Directors, son said. “They said I could do said when he looks for donations or something about it because I was a grants to put on the program, he’s teacher and had written quite a bit able to prove that it works through “Yell and Tell hero” stories. of curriculum for education.” Local Yell and Tell heroes include Davidson, who lives in Wauwatosa, spent a year creating 6-year-old Bethesda Elementary and testing Yell and Tell, the first School student Victoria Gonzales, program focusing on the “witness who immediately yelled for her child,” the child who sees some- mom after seeing a paper towel roll thing dangerous happen, gets catch fire in her kitchen, saving her scared and doesn’t know what to do. house and everything her family Just six years later, the program owns. There’s also Vincent from is taught all over the world, includ- Pewaukee, who ran to tell his ing the Waukesha and grandfather that his baby sister had Oconomowoc school districts, and broken her arm falling off a swing, has expanded to teach children to even though she said she was fine deal with poison, fire, guns, child and wanted to keep playing and the neighbor kids didn’t want to get in enticement and even bullying. “Each program takes about an trouble. More than 100 kids have used Vict hour. It’s so simple, and that’s why it works,” said Davidson, who has what they learned at Yell and Tell to and written several books about Harley- prevent a bad situation from getting zale Davidson and used to ask people at worse, or even to save a life, David- she book signings to help her set up Yell son said. pape Haig said thanks to a $3,100 grant a ca and Tell at local schools. “It teaches the child who sees something dan- from the Waukesha County Comwww gerous happen that they can be munity Foundation, Yell and Tell expanded in schools in Muskego, scared, but they have to take action August 2, 2013 1:46 pm / by yelling for help and telling a big Oconomowoc and Menomonee Fo person – even if they were some- Falls last year. www


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Taste test: Lab-grown burger short on flavor BY MARIA CHENG AP MEDICAL WRITER

LONDON — The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese. Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave it good marks for texture but agreed there was something missing. “I miss the salt and pepper,” said Austrian nutritionist Hanni Ruetzler. U.S. journalist Josh Schonwald confessed to a difficulty in judging a burger “without ketchup or onions or jalapenos or bacon.” Both tasters shunned the bun, lettuce and sliced tomatoes offered to them to concentrate on the flavor of the meat itself. Mark Post, the Dutch scientist who led the team that grew the meat from cattle stem cells, regretted having served the patty without his favorite AP PHOTO topping: aged gouda cheese. “That would have enhanced the whole A new burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from experience tremendously,” he told The stem cells of cattle, is held by the Associated Press. He said he was pleased

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Five years in development Post, whose team at Maastricht University in the Netherlands developed the burger over five years, hopes that making meat in labs could eventually help feed the world and fight climate change — although that goal is probably a decade or two away, at best. “The first (lab-made) meat products are going to be very exclusive,” said Isha Datar, director of New Harvest, an international nonprofit that promotes meat alternatives. “These burgers won’t be in Happy Meals before someone rich and famous is eating them.” Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, announced that he funded the $330,000 project, saying he was motivated by a August for 15, 2013 2:30 pm / concern animal welfare. “We’re trying to create the first

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Taylor Asplin competes in the western riding competition with her horse, Moonie, at the horse show held Saturday at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. MEGAN MCCORMICK/NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

Horse club rides high

Marshfield venue helps state Appaloosa organization grow

By Logan Carlson | News-Herald Media | lcarlson2@newsheraldmedia.com

A statewide horse club has found hosting events at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park is helping it draw more interest in Appaloosas, a breed of horse. It’s not rare to see horses at any given time at the fairgrounds, as the venue hosts multiple shows throughout the year. But the Wisconsin Appaloosa Horse Club hosted its first show at the venue earlier this year as it tries to draw a larger interest from throughout Wisconsin and neighboring states, said Tina Mahloch, WAHC president. Traditionally, the club has held its shows in the southern part of Wisconsin, as that’s where most of its members were. “Since we’ve moved our show here, we’ve

had a lot of new people join the Wisconsin club. They’re excited about showing here, and they love the facility. We’ve gotten so much good feedback since coming here,” Mahloch said. About 60 horses were at the fairgrounds this weekend. Although it’s not the largest show the venue has hosted, the group hopes to get more people interested in Appaloosas, which can be identified from the other stock breeds by their distinctive spots. Mahloch said she has heard of people buying Appaloosas specifically to show at the club’s events since coming to Marshfield. See HORSES, Page 4A

Clark County Fair brings communities together By Logan T. Carlson News-Herald Media lcarlson2@newsheraldmedia.com

Shane Smith, right, pulls Ty Rau, center, and Kolt Meyer, left, in wagons they linked together Saturday at the Clark County Fair in Neillsville. MEGAN MCCORMICK/NEWS-HERALD MEDIA

NEILLSVILLE — For the last140 years, the Clark County Fair has served as an opportunity to bring numerous rural communities together for one week each summer. Officials estimate the fair draws about 10,000 to 12,000 peo-

ple to Neillsville each year, some one, and it really is a centerpoint coming from as far away as Iowa feature for your community and and Indiana. yourcounty,”saidSheilaNyberg, “The fair brings Clark County the executive director of the together as a whole,” said Julia Clark County Economic DevelSchmelzer,18, of Withee. opment Corp. and Tourism Schmelzer was selected as Board. “It really covers everyrunner-upofthisyear’sFairestof body from Clark County, and all the Fair competition, and she has those loyal 4-H groups.” participated in numerous 4-H Perhaps the biggest impact Club shows at the fair in the past. August 15,typically 2013 1:57 See FAIR, Page 4A “Every county haspm /


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Hand-picking their lake milfoil battles By STEPHANIE K. BAER Journal Sentinel staff

Standing on the edge of a pontoon boat on Lulu Lake in southeastern Wisconsin, Timothy Gerber, a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, addressed a group of scuba divers, telling them what to expect of an invasive plant species that has once again made its home in one of the state’s most pristine bodies of water. Midsentence, Gerber jumped into the lake and yanked out a 2-foot-long strand of the weed-like

Invasive weed easily regrows so it’s pulled, not cut, at root

plant, known as Eurasian water-milfoil. “This is what we’re looking for,” he said, advising divers to pull the plant out at its root and wrap it around their arms to avoid breaking off any pieces. A fragment of the plant, even one of its leaves, can regenerate if left in the water.

“It’s packed in there,” Gerber said. “We’ll do as much damage to that colony of plants as we can.” Over the past few years, Gerber and the Nature Conservancy have removed large colonies of the invasive species, which not only pose problems for recreational use of the lake, but also threaten to displace more than 50 native fish and mussel species, many of which are rare. The group chooses to hand-pick the plant because Please see MILFOIL, 5B

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Waka adds se of fifth By BRETT HART brett.hart@lee.net

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Chippewa County’s unemoyment rate increased by 1 percent between May and ne, according to figures eased by the state. The Department of orkforce Development ported that Chippewa creased to 6.5 percent in ne, not including seasonal nds. For neighboring counties, unn County had the best ne rate, at 6.3 percent. Clark ared Chippewa’s June rate, 5 percent, however Clark’s e decreased 0.1 percent m May. For the Eau Claire metro ea, the rate increased, going om 5.9 percent in May to 3 percent in June. All 12 of e state’s major metro areas d rate increases. Statewide, 56 of the 72 unties had rate increases over e months. St. Croix County s lowest in June, at 4.6 pernt, and Menominee County s highest, at 17.7 percent. Wisconsin’s overall June employment rate was 7 pernt, an increase of 0.3 pernt from May. The national e increased 0.5 percent over e month to 7.8 percent.

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The midway at the Dunn County Fair was packed with thrill seekers Thursday night enjoying the sights and sounds of the carnival.

Education on the menu

Precollege Program introduces students to life at a university

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A chef-prepared lunch aited about 25 high hool students in the ecollege Program. The enu included Caesar ad, baked chicken east, potato, vegetable

selves, when to sit, how to sit and how to use a napkin, glassware and silverware. Students listened intently to School of Hospitality Leadership professors Peter D’Souza and Phil McGuirk, conspicuous in their crisp white

teenagers came to UWStout with another goal too. They hope to go to college for real. The Precollege Program is designed to help make that possible by exposing students to campus life, helping them academically and exploring a

management. Design Your Future focused on graphic design and Masterpiece of Life on studio art. The state Department of Public Instruction and Gear Up ProgramAugust provide 15,schol2013 2:08 pm / arships for high-achieving students from low-income

Wakanda Elementary w Grade 5 for the 2013-14 sc increased number of stude the cost of River Heights loses a section for one sc currently 23 students per cl Although the upcoming ly robust, the 4K program about 40 students from la Menomonie Area School D Chris Stratton. In other action: At Monday’s school boa nary reports indicated that open-enrolling out of the d have never been enrolled in schooling accounts for 57 o dents. The board is in the pro police liaison contract to ke on board for a second yea 60 percent of the officer’s percent of the equipment c To remain competitive w tricts, a recommendation increase for substitutes was The board approved the Smith (director of food serv (sixth-grade English instru employment of Willow An cation, middle school), Am guage arts, sixth grade), N ence instructor, high scho (technology education ins and Jamie Swiontek (readin instructor, Downsville Elem Schools).


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Owen Schlueter, 5, of Dousman retreives his bullfrog, “Lightening,” after his 10 foot 4 inch jump at the Dousman Derby Days frog jumping competition July 28.

Mike Alaimo of American Legion Post 405 sell raffle tickets to raise money to provide scholarships for area youth.

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KIND OF CORNY.... Leland Downs of Readstown wasn’t a little ham at the Western Wisconsin Agriculture Museum Antique Engine Show on Saturday, Aug. 3. He was just a little corny while riding on his father, Jesse Downs’ back. (Jasperson-Robson photo)

Benefit set to assist Ella Leis Brown’s family with medical care by Dorothy Jasperson-Robson dorothy.jasperson@lee.net The birth of a child is a special moment in any parents life. Along with it comes new responsibilities and challenges. For Scott and Katy (Brandau) Brown of Rockland, the challenges won’t end with the terrible twos or trying teenage years, but will require a lifelong commit of care. Ella Leis Brown was born 10 weeks premature on June 16, 2012. Her mother, Katy required an emergency cesarean section after she went into labor a month early. The Brown’s newborn daughter weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and spent six weeks in the Mayo Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in La Crosse.

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Associate Editor state and that contributed to problems, Brancel said he’s who need feed in the form of hay, farmers not being able to get hearing good reports on forage forage and corn, with those who ADISON their hay cropsFarmer harvested. production. He is encouraging have those feedstuffs for sale. Though Wisconsin’s Waupaca,numWisconsin State 07/26/2013 Some areas of the state expe- farmers who have extra feed r of dairy cows continues to old steady, the state lost well rienced severe winterkill of their supplies to place them on the Dairy Continued on page  er 600 dairy farm operaons in the last year, presumly an indication of the poor argins, the severe drought at trimmed feed supplies d perhaps the age of dairy mers. Members of the board for e Department of Agriculture, ade and Consumer Protecon discussed the loss of dairy ms last week during their eeting in Madison. Secretary Ben Brancel said at the historical pattern has en the state lose about 400 iry farms per year. “That s been the normal pattern er the long term. When you e something that’s larger an that number you know at something else has hapned.” The number of dairy farms that exited milk producon likely did so because of This toad is actually sitting on a floating water lettuce in a small pond on the ought and feed issues, he Schumacher farm. (Photo by Kristi Schumacher) id, as well as problems this

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Jan Shepel Associate Editor MADISON So far, with the county and local fair season in full swing, Wisconsin has not yet experienced any problems with the swine disease that caused people to get sick last summer. Darlene Konkle, DVM, is the Assistant State Veterinarian at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. During a report to department board members last week, she said that there have been a dozen or so cases of that hog disease affecting people in Indiana. But there has been no word in Wisconsin yet this summer of illness in either pigs or people. The H3N2 variant disease in hogs was of concern to the animal and human health communities last summer because it

can spread from pigs to humans. During fair season many more people are exposed to hogs and the disease can spread. State animal health officials worked with public health officials last summer on a series of educational sessions and got a lot of information out about hygiene and biosecurity and she believes that those efforts may be helping to keep the disease in check this summer. Konkle told board members that state veterinarians are also on the lookout for another hog disease called porcine epidemic diarrhea or PED. It’s a new viral disease that is found primarily in Asia but as of June 1 it had been found in Iowa and Minnesota. “It looks like a disease we already have, which makes it a little trickier to diagnose but a difference has been determined.”

It’s important to pork producers because it causes mortality in piglets and is very contagious – hence the name with epidemic in it, she said. “But it can be managed with biosecurity.” The disease doesn’t rise to the level of what animal health officials call “reportable” and it is not what would be called a Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) in regulatory jargon. “It’s not like Foot and Mouth disease,” the vet said. Most of the investigative work on the disease is focused on how it got here and officials are trying to sort out animal movements that led to the disease’s presence in Midwestern hog farms. Laboratories are working on sequencing the DNA of the virus that is causing the disease as part of that investigation, she said.

Revision of state egg rules to balance food safety with egg production economics Jan Shepel Associate Editor

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jtuttle@kenoshanews.com Animal shelter workers are outraged after law enforcement officials — who said they were following policies and state requirements — removed and killed a fawn that was being held at a no-kill shelter in Bristol. “I’ve never seen anything like it, and it was all over finding a baby deer,” said Cindy Schultz, president of the St. Francis Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “Instead of letting us explain where she was going, they sent in an army and killed her.” Schultz said Department of Natural Resources personnel executed a search warrant at the shelter at approximately 11:35 a.m. on July 15 after receiving separate complaints of an unlawful possession of a baby whitetail deer on the property. The baby deer reportedly was brought to the shelter by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother. Schultz said St. Francis wasn’t planning on permanently housing the fawn on

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jkrerowicz@kenoshanews.com Researchers found only one deer tick at Bong State Recreation Area this summer, but it was the first since surveys began in the 1990s. Susan Paskewitz, a University of Wisconsin-Madison entomology professor, found the 1/8th-inch long insect, which can spread Lyme and other diseases, on July 11. She said it would be tested later this year for Lyme disease. “One tick doesn’t tell much, but it’s not a surprise based on the fact they’ve been creeping closer” to Kenosha, she said.

Marching this way Deer ticks have steadily moved from northwestern Wisconsin and into this part of the state the past 20 years. Infected ticks began showing up in the eastern third of the state the past few years. Lyme disease is the state’s most frequently reported tickborne illness, spread by the bite of an infected tick. It often results in headache, fever and a bull’s-eye skin rash. It affects the skin, nervous system, heart and joints if untreated. Reports of Lyme and other tickborne diseases statewide have been on the rise, including in Kenosha County. Paskewitz plans to return next year to survey Bong for deer ticks. She wants to determine whether this year’s sole

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The Arizona-based security firm that made headlines with guards dressed in desert camouflage and carrying semi-automatic weapons in June will come back, but if they do, they may be unarmed. Bulletproof Security is alleged to have violated state law by operating without a license. Bulletproof, the company that hired them, Gogebic

sions so that hopefully we don't have to have high-intensity security people like Bulletproof have or acting in a highly intensive manner like being armed. If we can get some sort of agreement like that, I feel that then justice will be served." Lipske met with GTAC officials last week. He says if GTAC agrees, and he thinks they will, he won’t press charges. He says he’s waiting for a written agreement from GTAC before he makes a

says there could even be a problem on small-scale bulk-sampling, but he thinks steps proposed by Gogebic Taconite would be safe. “We haven’t completed our review yet but that may be sufficient. It doesn’t mean it won’t be an issue in the future if there is a mining project MIKE SIMONSON proposed. Certainly with a full-scale WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO mining operation you move much more material; there’s much greater particuThe Department of Natural Relate emissions.” sources says it is concerned asbestosA five-year, $5 million University of like fibers could be released from iron Minnesota study of mine workers on ore mining or sampling in northern the Iron Range showed three times the Wisconsin. The focus is on a naturally occurring number of mesothelioma cases than the rest of Minnesota’s population. mineral called grunerite (pronounced Asbestos fibers are linked to mesothegroon-er-rite). Department of Natural Augustlioma, 15, 2013 pm / cancer that has an 2:04 aggressive Resources Hydrogeologist Larry Lynch no cure. says grunerite is common in Michi-

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Rich Gibson’s 1,000-foot-long "Wall of Fire" provides the grand finale to the night air show Wednesday at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. There will be a second night show Saturday.

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shkosh — Lit up like a blinking Christmas tree, spewing white smoke and shooting fireworks in several directions, Roger Buis was actually seated in the crummiest spot in the joint, so to speak. Swooping and looping in the ink-black sky, Buis’ Schweizer 300C helicopter performed an aerial ballet that looked like someone writing his name with a sparkler. But Buis couldn’t see much of it. And he was sitting smack dab in the chopper’s cockpit. “The pyro when it starts lighting up, you have to make sure it’s not in front of the pilot,” Buis said before performing Wednesday night in EAA AirVenture’s night airshow. “The pilot actually is in the worst seat in the house.” Though night airshows started about a decade ago, they’re still relatively rare. EAA AirVenture has offered a daily airshow for decades, but a night airshow was included only a few years ago, on Saturdays of the weeklong convention. This year another night show was added at the request of AirVenture visitors who come early and leave by midweek. “They’re still not real common; that’s what makes them such an attraction,” EAA AirVenture spokesman Dick Knapinski said. Please see AIRVENTURE, 5B

Gene Soucy, piloting a small plane illuminated by bright pyrotechnics, flies through the pitch-black sky during the night show.

Waukesha to host hundreds of Special Olympians On Wednesday evening, the Sluggers, a softball team in Mequon, were supposed to be on the field for their last practice before this weekend’s tournament, but the reigning champs were rained out. Anthony Porter, shortstop, didn’t

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let the rain get his spirits down, though. “Can’t we just practice with the people who are here?” Porter, 36, asked his coach once the rain petered out. Porter and his team are getting ready for the 2013 Special Olympics Wisconsin State Outdoor Sports Tournament set for Saturday and Sunday. And, for the first time in 20 years, the tournament will be held somewhere other than Eau Claire.

This year it was moved to Waukesha. The move came after Special Olympics Wisconsin organizers and athletes decided they wanted a more accessible location for the thousands of people who attend the event each year. Everyone agreed southeastern Wisconsin is more convenient, and all parties involved hope the tournament will stay in Waukesha for years to come. More than 900 athletes, 300 coach-

es and hundreds of volunteers and family members will be in Waukesha this weekend for the tournament. “There is a huge concentration of teams in this area,” Sluggers coach Peter Dargatz said. “The tournament is a celebration of everything the players have worked so hard for all season long, and now that it is here, hopefully even more family members can make it to the games.” In Wisconsin, the Outdoor Sports

Tournament consists of five sports: bocce, tee-ball, tennis, softball and golf, and each event is split into divisions based on the athletes’ age and ability. The athletes had to qualify at a regional competition to make it to the state level and participate in this weekend’s games. Winners for each event at the tournament are based on divisions. However, because the goal for each athPlease see WAUKESHA, 5B 4264125-01

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sarahw@wdtimes.com Children and adults alike from all around Watertown enjoyed elephants and acrobats, tightrope walkers and clowns, as the circus came to town last night to benefit the Watertown Area Cares Clinic.

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Illinois becomes 20th state to legalize medical marijuana use Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signs into law a four-year pilot program he touts as one of the nation’s strictest. SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press

CHICAGO — Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation’s toughest standards into law.

The measure, which takes effect Jan. 1, sets up a four-year pilot program for state-regulated dispensaries and 22 so-called cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown. Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, focused his remarks on how medi-

cal marijuana will help seriously ill patients, including veterans, who have been a key focus during his time in office. He also played up Illinois’ standards. “It’s important we do whatever we can to help ease their pain,” Quinn said Thursday at a new medical facility at the University of Chicago. “The reason I’m signing August 15, 2013 2:15 pm /

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said in advocating for the program. In addition to the fluoride mouth rinse program, the board Charity Kocimski, advocating for the fluoride program also approved participation in the county’s school-based sealant program. mandatory,” Kocimski said. Children will be instructed Under the program, a registered Children would rinse with before each session not to swallow dental hygienist contracted by the 10 milliliters (two teaspoons) of the mouth rinse — kindergarten La Crosse County Health 0.2 percent sodium fluoride for classes are excluded from the pro- Department will provide oral one minute each week. Total gram because children younger health education and screenings. classroom time commitment than 6 might not have a fully The program also includes appliwould be about five minutes a developed swallowing reflex. cation of dental sealants and fluoweek and Kocimski estimated the Kocimski said accidental inges- ride varnish as well as dental cost for the 184 children in the first tion of fluoride does not present a referrals and follow-ups if necesfive grades would be about $162 serious health risk because the sary. for the fluoride and cups. amount of fluoride is so small. Kocimski said the two proAdditional costs would include However, if children continued to grams are not redundant because paid staff time to administer the swallow the fluoride they would be the fluoride in the sealant program program — unless volunteers were taken off the program and if any is only applied to the top and botused. child swallowed more than the tom edges of molars while the fluLeslie Oliver, the district’s recommended daily dose the oride rinse covers the whole tooth. school nurse, was also at the pres- Poison Control Center would be The sealants would be applied to entation and said she already had a called. second-graders and sixth-graders August 15, 2013 2:32 pm / volunteer willing to administer the “A healthy child, free of dis- because that is the typical age fluoride. ease, is a better learner,” Kocimski when new molars erupt.

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Cities talk about trash — (Continued from page 1) Schultz said Watertown would be able to keep the revenue it would receive for selling the recycling materials. If the plan goes through, Schultz estimated the city would have to hire one addi-

tional employee and purchase another sanitation truck. The city of Waterloo would also have to purchase the same waste and recycling bins Watertown residents have been using for the past few years. Schultz said the state has

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been pushing for these kinds of partnerships between municipalities. “They are trying to get rid of the duplication of services. It benefits both municipalities in the long run ... we buy so many trucks and Waterloo buys so many. This helps keep costs manageable,” Schultz said. “I think it’s a good partnership between two municipalities ... everyone walks away happy and it puts some money back in everyone’s pocket, which is good in a tight economy.” Schultz said he would like to have the plans in place before the end of the year and have Watertown start picking up the waste on Jan. 1, 2014. However, he said it is possible the negotiations may take longer to complete, which would push the start date to later in 2014.

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(Continued from page 1) The cause of the death is unknown as of press time today. An autopsy and toxicology report is pending. Capt. Curtis Kleppin said the department was not concerned with public safety moving forward at Riverfest. He added they did not have a timetable for the results of the autopsy, but he expected it to be completed within a few days. The Watertown police were assisted at the scene by Dodge County Medical Examiner PJ August 15, 2013 2:17 pm / Schoebel. This investigation is still ac-

(Continued from page tivities,” Schultz said, no rock-climbing wall is bei stalled at the festival site and people may take thei and climb it for free. “O the big factors for us is to good weather. We had f five years with some bad and it’s our turn to get a one.” Schultz said there has an amazing buzz about t Soul Asylum show. Op acts are Verona Grove a p.m. and Rooftop Jump 6:45 p.m. “We are expecting a powerful show from Sou lum,” he said. On Thursday at 9:30 Riverfest food and bev ticket sales staff membe sica Wendorf estimated year’s ticket sales, so far five times better than last opening night. “I can barely keep up said. “Everyone is in muc ter spirits this year.” Watertown Police Chie Roets, who has worked years of Riverfest, talked the Daily Times at about Thursday and said crow traditionally well-behav Riverfest and that he was ing police staffing and pa the park at levels compara past years. “We have similar st We have some flexibili pending on crowd size,” said. “The festival is we

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RACINE COUNTY FAIR RESULTS 031 Communication Junior CM JR 01. Communication Projects 03 - Create a scrapbook of a family trip, 4-H trip, a special event or any other topic Bird, Abigail Union Grove 1 06 - A scrapbook of a 4-H trip, family trip, or other special event Henningfeld, Krystle Union Grove 1 Johnson, Mikayla Racine 1 CM JR 02. Creative Writing 01 - A handwritten commonplace book Sieren, Reily Wind Lake 1 02 - A scrapbook or notebook of original poetry Dobbs, Alyssa Greendale 1 Soens, Grace East Troy 1 Michaelis, Rita Kenosha 1 04 - Any other piece of original creative writing (poem, short story, essay, or play) to be not more than 2000 words Edstrom, Alec Union Grove 1 Dobbs, Alyssa Greendale 1 Wenck, Andrea East Troy 1 Wenck, Austin East Troy 1 Ashmus, Caity Union Grove 1 Monaghan, Eleanor Burlington 1 Ball, Emily Burlington 1 Soens, Grace East Troy 1 Kite, Johnna Franksville 1 Henningfeld, Krystle Union Grove 1 Munoz, Lilianna Union Grove 1 Kalski, Samantha Oak Creek 1 Tenhagen, Veronica Union Grove 1 09 - An original book review about your favorite book Wenck, Andrea East Troy 1 Dixon, Anna May Racine 1 10 - A cassette tape recording of yourself reading a children’s book to a child, and note who it was intended for Edstrom, Alec Union Grove 1 Castle-Wisman, Kathryn Union Grove 1

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back to a central stage for a Color Throw. Color Run events will be held in more than 100 cities across the U.S. this summer. The last one in Milwaukee was in August. This year, race organizers announced that the run would be Aug. 11 — only to have 10,000 runners register and make the race a sellout, race director Kari Dawson said in an email. Dawson said the company then added Sunday’s run and had close to 7,000 runners registered. “We’re feeling ecstatic,” Echeveste said as she waited for the race to begin. “We’re looking forward to a really fun, crazy time.” The Color Run recommends that participants wear white to better show off the colors they run

through. The organization provides runners with white T-shirts, but many participants with an eye for the wacky livened up their outfits, wearing tutus, printed leggings and colorful hair dye. One group donned headpieces that set them apart: tiaras proclaiming that they were part of “Katie’s Bachelorette Party” Milwaukee native Katie Stotze will be married in September, and three of Stotze’s friends from across the country flew in to be part of her weekend-long party. After cooking, visiting bars and sharing some Wisconsin cheese, they rounded off the weekend by participating in The Color Run with Stotze’s mother and sister. Please see COLOR RUN, 8A

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Anyone in Sauk County only needed to look overhead Monday evening to see a wild cold front moving through the area, with myriad types of clouds moving in several directions. The front crossed the Upper Mississippi River Valley region during the afternoon and evening hours. Southerly flow ahead of the front brought in a warm and muggy airmass, which

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provided fuel for severe thunderstorms that fired on the cold front. Numerous reports of severe weather were received, mostly in the form of hail, with a tornado as well. Of the five funnel clouds confirmed in the region from north central Wisconsin to north central Iowa, only one funnel produced an actual tornado — on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. The storms produced heavy rain and hail, but dry conditions leading up to Monday prevented any flooding. Storms grew and changed quickly, and moved in various directions, illustrating the disorganized nature to the atmosphere Monday. Sauk County Sheriff Chip Meister

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said he knew of no damage in the county. “But near Spring Green, on the river the fire department did a canoe rescue; we were involved, too,” he said. “The people were on a sand bar, and their canoe blew away.” The National Weather Service forecast call for mostly sunny skies for the rest of the week, with highs in the mid70s. Thursday will bring a 30 percent to 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, continuing into Friday. The weekend is forecast to be mostly sunny with highs in the low- to mid-70s.

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Summer Saunters Frederic and Luck students take to the woods as part of a special program they thought was “cool”  

by Gregg Westigard Leader staff writer FREDERIC – “How cool is it that little kids get to be out on the trail?” “I know. And we can do this all the time.”  Last week 10 Luck and Frederic grade school students took to the woods, hiking parts of the Ice Age Trail in Straight Lake State Park and

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McKenzie Creek. Their 10 miles of hiking on Monday and Tuesday ended with a swim in Long Lake east of Luck. They were the first area school kids to take part in the Summer Saunters program, a statewide, hands-on activity that gets grade school students out into their natural surroundings. Monday, July 29, was spent exploring Straight Lake State Park east of Luck. Tuesday found them hiking north from CTH O to McKenzie Lake. Each day ended with a swim. Along the way, they learned about insects, good and bad plants, and trees. They found out what part of the white pine can be eaten.

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here’s a growing buzz about keeping honeybees in La Crosse. Heidi Inabnit of La Crosse long had been intrigued by bees, finally deciding to get into the hobby this spring. It proved so fascinating that her boyfriend, Matt Roth, has joined in despite being allergic to certain stinging

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Father Jose Moreno presents 10-day-old Frida Valentina to the church after blessing her at a special St. Ignatius of Loyola Mass on Sunday for Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick parishes. St. Ignatius founded the Jesuit order, so the Jesuit parish also celebrated with songs, dances and arts and crafts from the children at its summer camp. More photos at jsonline.com/photos.

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Allis police. Police said someone at a plant in the 1700 block of N. 68th St. called at 7:01 a.m. to say a person had been injured. Fire Department personnel responded and found Billy Johnston dead. Police said the man had been working in the plant. The site was known as Metal Technologies Inc. In 2009, the plant at the same address was closed, according to newspaper reports. In a news release, police said “all circumstances and possible contributing factors are currently under investigation at this time.”

Man shot in robbery expected to live Milwaukee police are investigating the shooting of a 28-year-old man Saturday night during a robbery in the 4000 block of N. 39th St. Police said assailants forced the victim into his home about 10:40 p.m. and shot him. The victim was seriously injured but was expected to survive, police

family home. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the woman in the home was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. She was not hospitalized. The fire killed two pets, one of them a dog. Damage to the home and contents was estimated at $35,000.

Record-tying chilly spell easing up How cold was it Saturday? It was so cold that Milwaukee tied the record for the lowest high temperature on July 27 — the thermometer climbed to only 64 degrees, the average overnight low for this time of year, according to WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) meteorologist Jesse Ritka. And it was so chilly Sunday morning in Milwaukee that we were cooler than folks waking up in Fairbanks, Alaska. The temperature in Milwaukee at 4:30 p.m. Sunday was 67. At the same time in Fairbanks, the temperature was 78. The city did not set a record low for the date. The low overnight was 54, August 15,of 2013 2:28the pm / one degree shy tying record.

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result, Wand’s scheduled sentenc- consistent statements by Sharon Wand” aring in Lafayette County Circuit and misdemeanor charges that “brings Journal his morningPlatteville has been delayed until07/24/2013 questions of credibility as a witness.” 2 at the earliest. Sharon Wand is facing two counts of charges are in connection with the criminal trespass and three counts of theft

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Levi Kline goes after a ball hit in the hole between shortstop and third base for a single during the Baraboo 9- and 10-year-old Little League team’s 10-8 win Friday against the Reedsburg 9s at the Reedsburg Little League Tournament. The game was played at Skin Field. Baraboo plays again today at 11:20 a.m. against the winner of West Madison AM and Windsor/DeForest. Read more about the tournament in Sports, Page A8.

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two Baraboo men are in custody after a three-month investigation into numerous area burglaries, authorities said Friday. Chance D. Pagel, 31, and andrew J. Hartman, 45, both stand charged with burglary. according to a press release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, investigators believe they took jewelry, chain

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the investigation — which also involved the Baraboo and wisconsin Dells police departments as well as the Sauk County Drug task Force — continues, the release states. anyone with information about these or other crimes in the area is encouraged to call Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-847-7285. Callers may be eligible for cash rewards and can remain anonymous.

Celebration Preparations Barricades and signs that will be used to cordon off the square for the Big Top Parade today in downtown Baraboo lean against the exterior of the Baraboo Police Depart-

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