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Veterans listening session brings the future to light by Greg Marsten
Leader staff writer BALSAM LAKE - A veterans listening session drew about two dozen people to he United VFW Post 6856 outside Milltown on Tuesday, March 20, as Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos spoke about changes, challenges, innovations and the candid reality of the challenges for returning combat veterans, how years of war have left us with new challenges. The session was the first of three such forums in the 10th Senate District, and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf addressed the crowd and introduced Scocos, while also noting that Gov. Scott Walker declared 2012 the Year of the Veteran last December. "You really are the ones who made the sacrifices for where we are today," Harsdorf said. "And not only you, but your families." Scocos noted Harsdorf's help in bring, ing the Wisconsin GI Bill to life, which allows any veteran to pursue the option for up to a doctorate degree, with reimbursements being among the best in the nation. Scocos also credited Polk County Veterans Service Officer Richard Gates for his work as a liaison to local vets to Washington, D.C., and also noted that Gates makes sure that "they spend 100 percent of grant money dedicated to veterans," Scocos said. "He's dedicated to those vets and fights for them." But Scocos was also candid about the serious issues facing returning combat veterans, from employment to mental health issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even housing and unique IED injuries. He noted recent changes to allow combat veterans to get license credits for their relevant experience overseas, from EMTs on the front lines as medics, to plumbers and electricians on Navy
Polk County Veterans Service Officer Richard Gates has been a strong liaison and advocate for local veterans benefits, concerns and assistance. He spoke at the listening session about the need to notice the effects of more reliance on Guardsmen and Reservists for overseas combat duty, as well as the growing number of multiple combat tours.
Nancy and Rich Hess of Burnett County raised serious concerns about returning combat veterans, on top of the exceedingly higher age of combat casualties. "These are grandpas that are dying. That is unacceptable," Rich Hess said.
"Look at the ages of the casualties ... 50, 55 even 60 years old ... that is scary. These are grandpas that are dying in combat! That just is unacceptable," - Rich Hess ships. He mentioned that many returning vets are incredibly capable technology experts, but still face job and hiring issues as a top concern. "A lot of employers tell us they want to get vets to work for them, but they don't have the training tools, "Scocos said, citing 16 upcoming job fairs exclusively for veterans, with the closest being on Tuesday, March 27, in Eau Claire at the National Guard Armory. The Guard and Reserve changes were also front and center, as both Scocos and Gates, as well as several audience members, mentioned the increasing reliance on those branches of service for repeated tours of combat duty. "We'll always have vets," Gates said.
"But in the past, you could be in the Guard or Reserve for 20 years and never get called up. Now? Well, you're getting called. Sometimes they're used five or six times for deployment. Why? They're filling the holes [of active-duty personnel] and when they're called up that many times, you're going to have problems." That sentiment was echoed by Scocos, who has served two tours overseas in war zones and noted the growing concern for returning combat vets, who may have mental health issues that haven't been seen in the past, due in part to of the multiple tours. "Honestly, mental health issues are going to be one of our biggest challenges in the next 15 years," Scocos said.
Secretary Scocos and Sen. Sheila Harsdorf presented an Award of Commendation to the United VFW Post No. 6856 on March 20, for their strong local presence and involvement with the community. Pictured (L to R) are: Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, Carl Holmgren - commander, United VFW Post No. 6856, Secretary John Scocos, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. - Photos by Greg Marsten
Teacher recruitment starts amid flood of retirees n by Chuck Quirmbach
Wisconsin Public Radio MILWAUKEE An expected flood of -
teacher and principal retirements has schools going on the hunt for new employees. Recruitment is under way in Wisconsin's largest school district. About one-eighth of the 9,100 in the Milwaukee Public Schools will be eligible to retire in June, and the percentage will go up over the next three years. MPS human resources director Karen Jackson says as other districts also see more retirements triggered by cuts in collective bargaining and school budgets, Milwaukee will be in a statewide fight for
new staff. "We're worried about being able to attract high-quality candidates to Milwaukee Public Schools, after all we're competing against everybody else statewide," she says. Jackson says there are contract flexibilities in Milwaukee that still make teaching financially attractive. Among the dozens of prospective teachers who came to a recruitment kickoff Thursday, March 15, was MPS student teacher Ashley Manthey. "I do want to be comfortable and be able to make a living and support my family, but I knew I wasn't going to become rich being a teacher," she says. MPS says it hopes to hire most of its new teachers by June.
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FREDERIC - Remember '57 Chevrolets, poodle skirts, bobby socks, ponytails, the hand jive and of course Elvis Presley? Well, on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the Birch Street Elementary, all of that will come alive! Our first-, second- and thirdgraders will be taking a stroll back in time. You'll hear and see some of the '50s greatest singers, songs and dances. So get out your poodle skirts so we can all "bop" back in time. It's a night you won't want
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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos knows firsthand the need for more attention to returning combat veterans, as he has done two tours in Iraq.
Others reiterated that concern, some of them quite passionately. "Look at the ages of the casualties ... 50, 55, even 60 years old ... that is scary. These are grandpas that are dying in combat! That just is unacceptable," stated Rich Hess of Burnett County. Scocos and Gates agreed, and Gates even mentioned that he has one Polk County serviceman who is on his seventh tour of duty overseas. He noted that the "hawks of war" are not who you would always suspect. "I always say that the nice thing about veterans benefits and issues is that they are a purple issue," Gates said. "It's not red or blue. People pretty much come together on (veterans) support and issues." But Scocos also cited the increasing need for the VA to address new challenges, from thousands of women returning from the theater of war for the first time ever, to a real lack of jobs, affordable housing, homelessness and more. He said that the VA home loans are admittedly not as competitive as private banks and cited serious concerns about things like traumatic brain injuries and concussions. "They all have different needs, specific needs and special needs," Scocos said. "We're looking at all of those issues too." Scocos outlined several VA facility changes, expansions and even plans for specialized facilities that are in response to those needs, while also mentioning new ways to communicate the changes to vets in a "language they understand," which might mean call centers for older vets, and chat rooms, Web sites and emails for younger vets. "I think we've done a great job," he said, "but I know we can always do better. But we need to hear from you." Scocos admitted that the VA and the government "needs to learn from past mistakes" and correct the foibles and dedicate their efforts even more to welcoming, helping and offering the best services, health care, treatment and employment opportunities to returning and active veterans. "Honestly, we dropped the ball (on Vietnam veterans) and we learned a lot of lessons for today," Scocos said frankly. "We need to honestly be prepared for the issues facing a postwar generation ... again, we can always do better." Gates and Scocos both encouraged local veterans to contact them for issues, advice and guidance of all kinds, while also encouraging them to seek help and counseling, if needed. "That's why we're here," Gates said. "I hope we put ourselves out of business!" Scocos said with a smile. "But we can't do our jobs without hearing from you."
The Sauk Prairie Eagle, Sauk City: March 14, 2012 -Page 14a Sauk City, WI
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Superintendent to be decided April 9 By Jeremiah Tucker Sauk Prairie Eagle
Spruce Street Elementary School Principal Cliff Thompson is one of the three finalists for the position of superintendent for the school
district. Thompson is the only employee being considered to replace Craig Bender who will retire at the end of the school year. The other two candidates are Jeff Wright, the principal of a public high
school in Chicago, and Steve Smolek, the superintendent of the Mauston School District. The board will interview the finalists March 20 and is expected to vote on its decision during the April 9 school board meeting.
The plan makes a variety of middle schoolspecific and communitywide recommendations, but the first one that the task force is going to focus on securing funding for, Wenzel said, is a multiuse trail behind the middle school. "For me, I think the priority is at the school site and shoring up those traffic patterns, so if you're a pedestrian this is your path," Wenzel said. The plan originally called for a sidewalk along Sycamore Street behind the middle school, but Wenzel said a multi-use path might make more sense because it would be cheaper and allow for more multiple directions. With a path in the back of the school, the drop-off point for parents would move to the back of the school, alleviating the congestion at the front where multiple modes of traffic converge.
"I think it would be feasible to have parents drop and pick up on the back side of the school," Harter said. "Then students would not have to cross any street or any driveway to get into the school building, and it would allow more kids to walk and bike into the front area of the school." Prairie du Sac and the Sauk Prairie School Board have adopted the plan, and Sauk City was expected to adopt it Tuesday night. The next step, Wenzel said, will be applying for an implementation grant from the Safe Routes to School program that would fund some of the plan's recommendations. "It's a good opportunity to fix that key safety issue," Harter said. Once that's completed, he said, the task force could focus on getting more kids to walk to school.
By Brian D. Bridgeford Capital Newspapers
BARABOO — Veterans organizations, working together with Wisconsin government officials can do more for those who have fought America's battles during 2012, Year of the Veteran, a state official said Monday. Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John A. Scocos spoke before a packed crowd at Baraboo's American Legion Post 26. On Tuesday, state officials kicked off a year-long celebration to honor all veterans who fought for the country. He told the audience WDVA will host a celebration honoring World War II veterans 10 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 4 at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. All World War II veterans and their guests are invited to the event, Scocos said. Veterans of that war are the "Greatest generation," he said. "We've had many tributes, but we believe this Year of the Veterans, we should honor veterans who set a course for our country," Scocos said. One of the big problems across the state is veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and having trouble finding jobs, he said. In the corn-
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Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John A. Scocos shares his hopes for what will be accomplished, including legislation and honoring World War II vets, during Wisconsin's Year of the Veteran as he gives a talk at Baraboo American Legion Post 26 on Monday evening. Those listening include, from his left, Iraq War veteran Michael Trepanier, Scocos' executive assistant, and Merrimac resident John M. Gaedke, who sits on Wisconsin's Board of Veterans affairs.
If you go What: Celebration honoring World War II veterans. When:10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. Where: National Railroad Museum, Green Bay Invited: World War II veterans and guests. To RSVP: Visit the state Department of Veterans Affairs website, www.wisvets.com .
ing months, WDVA will work with employers, particularly in manufacturing, to set up job fairs to help vets connect up with job opportunities. "Our employers are talking to us saying, 'we need folks, good folks to come to work every day'," Scocos said. "We're going
to give them veterans on 15 different employment events linking them up with employers of that sort." The newest generation of veterans continues to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, something which was only recognized decades after it struck Vietnam-era vets, Scocos said. Many of today's soldiers also have experienced brain trauma from improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. "These issues I believe we'll be facing as a state and nation for many years," he said. "We believe there's a need for more mental health-care providers in our stater
Wenzel said the problem is that automotive and pedestrian traffic converge in front of the middle school right next to where the bus drop off is at the high school, and there is no clear line for where pedestrians are supposed to walk so they invariably end up in the street. Part of the plan involved an in-depth traffic study around the middle school. "(The research) really validated how unsafe the site is;' Wenzel said. "We've been fortunate as a community that nothing bad has happened, but for us the random traffic patterns for pedestrians is a problem. If you watched the site every day for a week you'd see very random, in - the - middle - ofblock crossing."
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Governor Walker and Milicruit Team up to Little Church, Big Tradition By Miriam Nelson Help Veterans and Their Spouses Find Jobs
Wisconsin Working Plan includes virtual career fair platform that allows employers and veterans to meet online
The Annual Spring Breakfast at Zion Lutheran in Eland is a tradition that was started in the mid 1990's as a way to raise money for the extra children programs that were not able to be covered in the budget of their small church. Zion Lutheran is located on Pine Street in Eland and has a membership of just over 100 and "not very big, but we're mighty" is the slogan that defines their congregation. Always held two weeks before Easter, the Annual Spring Breakfast raises money for the Sunday School and Vacation Bibles School programs. The money goes to purchase materials for the projects and programs. One of the added benefits has
been that the members of the church and the Sunday School kids all get the opportunity to work together toward a common goal. Food served includes scrambled and boiled eggs, french toast, ham and kielbasa, fresh fruit and sweet rolls. Long time member Bert Marble is famous for her special potato recipe. She's recovering from knee surgery and might not be there this year, but you should still make plans to attend in case she can be there to "supervise" the kitchen staff. A free will offering gets you `all you can eat' on Sunday, March 25th 10:15am to noon. All are welcome to come to the breakfast. Church service starts at 9:00 am.
Governor Scott Walker and administrative, sales, marketing, the Wisconsin Department of human resources, manufacturing, Veterans Affairs have joined retail, healthcare, legal, and forces with Milicruit to host a more. There are other employers virtual career fair for service members, guard/reservist, tentatively confirmed to veterans, and military spouses participate and still time for more of Wisconsin to be held on to register. "We are proud and honored March 22nd online at www. veteranscareerfair.com <http:// to work with Governor Walker and the State of Wisconsin www.veteranscareerfair.com> . to deliver the virtual career "We owe it to our nation's heroes to help them find work fair, and we look forward to when they return home," said helping Wisconsin veterans and Governor Walker. "This is a military spouses find rewarding great program to help place our employment with the employers signed on to participate in the veterans in jobs." 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Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, left, visits with Nellie DeBaker of Luxemburg, State of Wisconsin Commander, Navy Club, U.S.A., on Monday at a news conference to announce a state effort to help veterans with jobs, health care and educational assistance at the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Lt.
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ASHWAUBENON — A new state effort will connect military veterans to jobs, health care benefits and education assis-
tance, officials announced Monday. Gov. Scott Walker has declared 2012 as the Year of the Veteran to focus on honoring service members and helping them find jobs when they get out of the armed forces. "Our veterans have so much to offer, so let this be the year that we offer them so much in return," Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said Monday during the announcement at the National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway. Kleefisch and other state officials were scheduled Monday to make similar stops in Wausau and La Crosse. The initiative will focus on employment and connecting eligible veterans to benefits, he said. Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan face a lack of federal aid for mental health services, he said. More than 12,000 unemployed veterans live in Wisconsin, said John Scocos, secretary for the sate Department of Veterans Af-
A career and benefits fair for veterans is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 at St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere. A virtual job fair is set for 1 to 4 p.m. March 22 at www.veteranscareerfair.com . For information on jobs and benefits, visit www.YearoftheVeteran.com .
fairs. In January, Wisconsin had a 6.9 percent unemployment rate, however, the state unemployment rate for veterans is estimated at 10 to 15 percent, said Reggie Newson, secretary for the state Department of Workforce Development. "We strongly encourage employers statewide to hire veterans," Newson said, adding that plans include 15 job fairs targeting veterans and four meetings to connect employers with former soldiers. The state operates 22 job centers with workers trained to help veterans search for jobs and write resumes and cover letters, Newson said. "We're focusing on veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan because we know these individuals are job-ready," Newson said.
"I think (Wisconsin) is getting smarter and smarter all of the time about the needs of the veterans coming out of the service." David Evans, veteran
Walker recently signed a bill into law that will make it easer for veterans with military training to meet requirements for occupational and professional licenses in Wisconsin. Officials said that move is expected to help veterans find quality jobs. David Evans, 73, of Appleton was among nearly 30 veterans who attended Monday's announcement. "I think (Wisconsin) is getting smarter and smarter all of the time about the needs of the veterans coming out of the service," he said. Evans served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His father, Henry Evans, died in Italy during World War II in 1944, he said. — email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @pgcharlesdavis.
WORLD WAR II VETERANS EVENT Operation Greatest Generation, a tribute to World War ll veterans, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 4 at the National Railroad Museum, 2285 5. Broadway, Ashwaubenon. The free event is open to everyone and will include musical performances, guest speakers and World War II vehicles and demonstrations. It will also feature a tour of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's command train, which took the future U.S.
president around England during the war. There are an estimated 1,711,000 living U.S. World War II veterans, according to November figures from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Almost 2 percent — or 32,000 veterans — live in Wisconsin, said John Scocos, secretary for the sate Department of Veterans Affairs. "World War II vets represent the most selfless, no-excuse, no-whining genera-
tion of Americans. I think we have a unique opportunity to get to know them," said Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The event will be presented by the state Department of Veterans Affairs in partnership with the National Railroad Museum and Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. Visitors are advised to RSVP by visiting www.wisvetsmuseum.com . For information, call (608) 266-1009.
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Improper sample tests that caused the results of a Green Bay elementary school state math exam to be voided may have been used by staff at other district schools, according to a Green Bay School District spokeswoman. The practice tests were given to staff at other schools, but it is unknown if they were viewed by students, Amanda Brooker said Monday. "After the investigation results were announced, additional information came to light that it is possible these practice tests, provided by the former Eisenhower principal, may have been used by staff at other schools with-
out knowing that the worksheets contained live test questions," Brooker said. The state Department of Public Instruction has thrown out the results of a math test taken last fall by third-, fourth- and fifthgraders at Eisenhower Elementary School because sample tests the district allowed students to see contained questions too similar to those on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination. The state Department of Public Instruction was not available for comment. Brooker said principals across the district have routinely made practice test materials available to other schools in the district, a move that is common and allowable under state regulations. "While there is no evidence at this time that students across the district have been using the Eisen-
hower practice tests, we contacted the Department of Public Instruction on Friday. We are diligently working with DPI to identify the scope of the issue and will provide additional notification when more information is learned," Brooker said in a statement. Claudia Orr was principal at Eisenhower when the testing missteps occurred and believed she had approval from a district administrator to share such questions, Green Bay Superintendent Michelle Langenfeld has said. Orr now holds an administrative job in the district. The live test questions gave about 200 Eisenhower students an improper advantage when they took the state exam, officials said. — cedavis@greenbaypressgazette .com and follow him on Twitter @pgcharlesdavis.
Efforts to fund the expansion of the KI Convention Center took a step forward Monday, after months of talks at the committee level. Supporters say the measure would add the space the downtown Green Bay facility needs to compete with Appleton and other Wisconsin cities for convention and meeting business, while not tying Brown County's hands financially. "This will expand the KI, and it will create jobs," said Supervisor Patrick Evans of Green Bay. The Executive Committee of the County Board voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the proposal, which commits surplus revenue from the tax on hotel and motel rooms for use on the KI project. The proposal still needs the approval of the full County Board — possible March 21 — and the Green Bay City Council. Under the proposal: » Municipalities would increase their room tax from 8 to 10 percent. » KI construction would begin by Dec. 1, 2013. » The county reaches a new agreement this year for lease and operation of the Veterans Memorial Complex in Ashwaubenon. Evans and Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt proposed a KI project that would cost about $19.5 million and require borrowing about $12 million of that. They say the project would create construction jobs and later contribute up to $4 million to the local economy per year. Schmitt hopes to issue bonds by mid-year; they would be repaid in about 17 years. While many lawmakers have supported the idea, a number expressed con ; cerns that they could create roadblocks for other county projects; Executive troy Streckenbach had insisted that the project not tie up funding that would be used to maintain the Resch Center complex and to bolster county marketing efforts through its Green Bay Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. — dschneid@greenbaypressgazette .com and follow him on Twitter @PGDougSchneider.
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ACCIDENT LEAVES 2 TEENS DEAD SCOTT—Two New Franken teenagers died Monday after a car they were riding in flipped over in a creek near Wisconsin 57. Deputies responded about 3:40 p,m. to the crash near the intersection of Church Road, the Brown County Sheriffs Department said in a statement. It appears the car was northbound on 57 when one of the teenagers tried to make a right
turn on eastbound Church Road while it was raining. Then the car flipped in a ditch, and both teenagers were trapped inside. Both were later taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor. A lane of 57 was closed for several hours Monday night while accident reconstruction specialists investigated the crash. — Charles Davis/Press-Gazette
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State VA welcomes vets to events In 2012, the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and welcomes home servicemembers who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as the U.S. combat operations in these conflicts are drawing to a close. In 2012, in Wisconsin, in recognition of all our veterans, we are celebrating the Year of the Veteran. Over the course of history, we have sought to honor the deeds of our nation's veterans, providing them with the tools they need to reintegrate into civilian society with housing, education, health care, other treatment and meaningful jobs. Following the Civil War, in 1865, President Lincoln called upon Congress "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan:' Civil War veterans were provided disability pensions, given priority for land purchase, and buried in the first National Cemeteries. When World War II drew to a close, President Franklin D. Roos evelt signed the GI Bill of Rights, providing funding for education, training, and providing low-interest, no down payment home loans to veterans. This landmark legislation is considered to not only have changed the lives of veterans, but also our country's higher education system, and in turn, the nation's economy. In 2012, Wisconsin will celebrate the past, emulate the example set by our forefathers, and honor
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New law allows military experience to apply toward work credentials Wisconsin National Guard members and other state veterans will find it easier to translate military education, training and other experiences into professional credentials thanks to a bill Gov. Scott Walker signed into law March 5. "The legislation being signed today will help veterans transition to civilian life and assist them in finding good jobs," Walker said at a signing ceremony in Eau Claire. "Helping veterans find work is an important part of our Wisconsin Working package, and of the Year of the Veteran." Senate Bill 357 detailed all the professional certifications provided by state agencies, and directs those agencies to consider military training and experience for approval, certification, permit, credentials and licenses. The service member or veteran must demonstrate to the state agency that his or her
military experience is equivalent to state requirements. According to the governor's office, more than 400,000 veterans live in Wisconsin, including nearly 300,000 wartime veterans and more than 56,000 disabled veterans. Unemployment among veterans is estimated to be higher than the general population, and higher yet for veterans recently returning from overseas deployments. "Veterans bring leadership skills, commitment and integrity into the work environment and a return on investment for employers looking for dedicated employees," Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said. Katie Koschnick of the state Department of Safety and Professional Services, said the details of how to implement the new law are still being worked out, and will be announced as soon as they are available.
New business formation up 16.9 percent over 2011 The number of new business entities formed in Wisconsin through February was 6,390, an increase of 16.9 percent compared to the first two months of 2011. Fueling the increase was a rise in the number of domestic limited liability companies. Year-to-date domestic LLC formation was up 21 percent.
The business formation data is compiled by the Department of Financial Institutions, which is the filing office for the creation of business entities in the state. DFI tracks new business creation on a monthly basis and posts the data on its website. The full report may be found at www.wdfi.org/corporations/ HistoricalStatistics.htm.
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Operation Greatest Generation to honor WWII vets to be held in Green Bay GREEN BAY — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos recently announced Operation Greatest Generation, a daylong celebration honoring Wisconsin's World War II veterans as part of the Year of the Veteran. The event, open to all World War H veterans and their guests, will take place on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. "Wisconsin has always been proud of its hometown heroes," Scocos said." Year of the Veteran is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to providing the highest level of support while also honoring and recognizing the contributions of our nation's heroes. Let's join together to honor our World War II veterans at Operation Greatest Generation and make this a memorable event for everyone." Activities will indude a performance by the 132nd
Band, living history demonstrations, exhibits from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, displays of World War II vehicles as well as WWII-themed programming throughout the day provided by the National Railroad Museum. There will be guided tours of Gen. Eisenhower's European Command train, which calls the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay home. A recognition ceremony honoring the World War H veterans will include keynote speaker Hugh Ambrose, author of "The Pacific." Additional speakers are Gov. Scott Walker, Scocos and Lt. Col. James Megellas, the most-decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division and author of "All the Way to Berlin." Operation Greatest Generation is free and open to all veterans, their guests and the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged. For more information and to RSVP go to: www.wisvetsmuseum.com . — from WCVSO
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Recognize the Year of the Veteran As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it is important to recognize the tremendous dedication, as well as sacrifice, given by so many members of the Armed Forces from Wisconsin. Since the Civil War, more than 26,000 Wisconsin servicemen and women have given the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Today, there are more than 400,000 veterans living in Wisconsin – of that, about 56,000 live with disabilities. And more than 150 servicemen and women with some connection to Wisconsin gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 11, 2001. In an effort to highlight the important role veterans play in all aspects of life in Wisconsin, I dedicated 2012 as the Year of the Veteran. As part of the Year of the Veteran: • State agencies will hold at least 15 veteran
specific job fairs and four employer education symposiums; • We launched www.yearoftheveteran.com to create a centralized resource of support for veterans and their families; • I signed pro-veterans legislation into law this week, and have plans to sign many more over the next few weeks; • We will hold numerous events this year honoring veterans and their families; and • The Department of Tourism will create a travel list of veteran related sites such as museums and memorials. By dedicating 2012 as the Year of the Veteran, we will focus attention on connecting veterans to jobs—as well as to programs, benefits, and services available to them.
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LAKESHORE UPDATE Easter fun day planned at St. John's Lutheran School Herald Times Reporter
MANITOWOC - "Easter Fun Day for Kids" will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. March 31 at St. John's Lutheran School, 3607 45th St., Two Rivers. The morning includes an Easter story, crafts, music, snacks and egg hunt. Parents must attend if children are younger than age 3. Registration begins at 9 a.m. If interested in registering, or for more information, call the church at (920) 793-5001. Career fairs for veterans planned
MANITOWOC - A series of career and benefit fairs for unemployed and underemployed veterans have been scheduled as part of the state's "Year of the Veteran" initiative. Employers interested in registering for the event should contact the listed individuals. Area career fairs include: » 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North Ave., Cleveland. Contacts are
Kelly Aschebrook at (920) 968-6081; Michael Mack at (920) 448-6776; or William Trombley at (920) 9686306.
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College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton. TWO RIVERS - The Contacts are Aschebrook "Powerful Tools for Careand Trombley. giving" series will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on six consecutive Democratic Party Fridays, April 13 through dinner salutes May 18, at Aurora Medical Wisconsin worker Center, 5000 Memorial MANITOWOC - The Drive. Manitowoc County DemoThe class, offered in cocratic Party will host its operation with the Mani6th annual Bill Proxmire towoc County Aging & Disdinner saluting the Wis- ability Resource Center, consin worker. will teach caregivers techSocial hour begins at 5 niques to help reduce p.m. with dinner to follow stress; communicate effecat 6 p.m. March 25 at tively with family, friends, Club Bil-Mar, 3627 Coun- and medical professionals; ty CR. The public is invit- and reduce guilt, anger, deed to attend. pression and tension. Candidates for WisconRespite care is available sin governor will address and must be arranged in the group, including advance. An admission asKathleen Falk, former sessment is required prior Dane County executive, to attendance for all new and Sen. Kathleen Vine- registrations. hout, D-Alma. For more information, The evening also will call Lynn Scheinoha at feature ,live music, a (920) 683-5110 or (920)
Rev. William E. Fischer 683-4180. Cancer support group to meet March 22
MANITOWOC - Holy Family Memorial's Cancer Center will be holding a cancer support group for cancer patients and their families and friends quarterly throughout the year. The first meeting will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 22 at HFM Harbor Town, Kiel Room, 1650 S. 41st St. The topic will be cancer and exercise, featuring guest speaker Melissa Sperbeck, HFM Wellness Center fitness coordinator. There also will be tours of the Wellness Center. Registration is not required. For more information, call (920) 320-2749 or visit hfinhealth.orgicancer.
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Hessel, Michael John Michael John Hessel, age 52, of 423 Laurel Dr., Francis Creek, lost his battle with cancer on lbesday, March 6, 2012, at his residence. Mike was born to John and Doris Schetter Hessel January 30, 1960 in livo Rivers. He leaves behind his mother Doris; his partner, Sheri Waack; four step-children: Laura, Sarah, Josh, and Jenna Fabian; his twin brother, Mark Hessel; his niece Sam Hessel; and by many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John "Jack" Hessel, May 19, 1998. Dear Loved Ones, Family, and Friends I will miss you all very much, but please don't be sad. Each and everyone of you have given more to me in my life, than I to you. You all have helped me to be me, and for that I am so thankful. I have had a life with no regrets, starting with a few years working construction, which led to being an over the road truck driver for almost 30 years. In that time workmg for Krause's Truckin R&J 1Yansport, and G& Specializing Transport Co., I was so lucky to see this great country of ours, transport some of the most interesting pieces of equipment to places and people I would never had a change to do otherwise. Along the way, the people and co-workers made it not a job, but fun. I also had so much fun with all
of you, from hunting and fishing, snowmobiling, snow skiing, boating, water skiing, camping, traveling, watching the Pack, riding our Harley's, to just sitting around laughing, and smiling. So you see, I lived the dream. I am truly a blessed man, so when you are thinking of me, smile, raise your glass, and enjoy! Thank you all for everything! I will miss you, till we meet again, Love, Mike A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Francis Creek, with the Reverend John Becker officiating, with burial of his cremated remains to be held at a later date in the St. Anne Parish Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call after 9 a.m., on Saturday at the church, until the time of service at 1 p.m. There will be no Friday evening visitation. The Lambert-Eckert Funeral Home of Mishicot, is assisting Mike's family with funeral arrangments.
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If roses grow in heaven Lord pick a bunch for us. Place them in our mother's arms And tell her they're from us. Tell her we love and miss her, And when she turns to smile Place a kiss upon her check And hold her for a while. Because remembering her is easy We do it every day But there's an ache within our hearts That will never go away. Greatly missed by her children VI-5401469341
Fischer; Joseph (Johanna) Sawatske; Katie Sawatske; Tom Sawatske; David Sawatske; Amy Hauf; Katelyn Hauf; Kelly Hauf; two great-grandchldren: Lily and Griffin Sawatske; one sister: Doris Theimer, Oklahoma City, OK; two half-sisters: Mary Harper, Wilmette, IL; Barbara Hi s, Greer, SC. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends survive. He was preceded in death by his parents: Gervasius and Lucille Fischer; and a half sister: Margaret Everhart. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Iliesday, March 13, 2012 at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3209 Meadow Lane, Manitowoc. Rev. Robert Kujawski and Rev. Stephen Melso will officiate. Burial will take place on Wednesday at Arlington Park Cemetery in Greenfield. Relatives and friends may call at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home, 818 State Street, Manitowoc on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Iliesday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. Online condolences may be sent to www.jensremboldandpfeffer. com Memorials may be made to Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church. "I am convinced that neither life nor death... will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39) A special thank you to Dr. Mark Herring, the staffs of Rivers Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care and love shown to my husband and our father.
Luckow, Chester H. 4-19-58 - 3-12-10 It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Your Loving Family, Wife Sheila; Children Mindy 2 & Nick Francis Jr., Nicole & Aaron; Grandchildren Trevor Braden, Emma and Landen
Schuh, Catherine "Katie" E. Catherine "Katie" E. Schuh, 82, of 618 Christel Drive of Valders, died on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2012, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc. Katie was born on Sept. 29, 1929, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late John and Hazel (Piper) Thschel. She was a graduate of Valders High School. Katie was famous for her hangers that she would crochet and she loved giving them to everybody. She also loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Carol and Loren Ulness, Valders; James and Pam Schuh, Valders; Dennis and Debbie Schuh, Clarks Mills; Thomas and Gail Schuh, Hilbert; nine grandchildren; Erin (Michael) Lenzner, Stephanie (Jake) Kaderabek, Ethan (and special friend Jessica) Ulness, Dana (and special friend Brian) Dombrowski, Tyler (Amanda) Schuh, Marissa (and special friend Ryan) Schuh, Luke Schuh, Brittany Schuh, and Ashley Schuh; 10 greatgrandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Strauss, Manitowoc; one special friend, Judy Evenson. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by the father of her children, James Schuh; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Betty Thschel; one brother-in-law, Harold
Rev. William E. Fischer, age 86, of 960 South Rapids Road, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday morning, March 8, 2012 at River's Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. William was born on August 6, 1925, in Savanna, IL, son of the late Gervasius and Lucille (Frazier) Fischer. He was a 1943 graduate of Northwestern eparatory School in Watertown, 1947 graduate of Northwestern College in Watertown and 1951 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. He married the former Leona G. "Gladdie" Herrmann on July 1, 1951, at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Pastor Fischer's parish ministry began in 1952 at Redemption Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. In 1967 he was called to serve on the WELS Board for Parish Education until 1991. From 1995 to 1998 he served as parttime pastor at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in Muskego. In 1999, he moved to Manitowoc and served as visitation pastor at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church until 2002. He was a member of Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife: Gladdie Fischer, Manitowoc. The Lord blessed their marriage with four children: Mark (Jean) Fischer Manitowoc; Laurie (Daniel) Sawatske, Minneapolis, MN; Christie. Fischer, Cedarburg; Beth (Tod) Hauf, Manitowoc; nine grandchildren: Emily Fischer; Anne
Strauss. Cremation has occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. David Zimmermann and Katie will be laid to rest at St Mary Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clarks Mills from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www. pfefferfuneralhome. com The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family wishes to thank the Valders ambulance service as well as the staff at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center's 5th floor for their caring and compassion shown to our mom
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Chester H. Luckow, 79, rural Newton, passed away on Saturday morning, Mar. 10, 2012, at Aurora Medical Center, Manitowoc County, surrounded by his loving family. Chester was born on Aug. 15, 1932, son of the late 0".., `"••• ....•=. Irving and Florence (Lehman) Luckow. He attended schools in Manitowoc County and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1950. Chester proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the recipient of numerous awards for his time served including three Bronze Star medals. He was honorably discharged in 1954. After he married, he bought the family farm in the town of Newton where he milked Brown Swiss dairy cattle for many years. Chester was a cabinet maker for 42 years at Hamilton Manufacturing, retiring in 1997. He was a long time member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Manitowoc, serving as head usher for many years. Chester was also a member of American Legion Post 88. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Grandpa Chester greatly enjoyed spending time with his family. Through the years he was extremely proud to watch his family grow. He had a heart of gold and will be sadly missed by all. Survivors include his children, Thomas (Cathy) Luckow, Cheryl Gamble (and special friend Jim Wester, Denise (Ron) Mohr, Doreen (Ken) Bessert; nine grandchildren, Alan Luckow, Jason Gamble, Jonathan Gamble (and fiancee Reba Larsen), Jeremiah Gamble (and special friend Allison Popple), Amanda (Justin) Eigner, Christopher (and fiancee Sarah Laessig), Melissa (Aaron) Kaat, Jessica (Jason) Voss, Joseph (Rachelle) Bessert; 11 great-grandchildren,
Shaelyn and Collin Gamble, Chase, Brooke, Lauren and Carson Eigner, Allison Mohr, Lillith Kaat, Karter Klieber, Kelsie and Kendall Bessert. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Barbara (Skarvan) Luckow; two brothers and three sistersin-law, Wayne (Laverne) Luckow, Roger (Ann) Luckow and Edith Luckow; one cousin, Marion (George) Morgan. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Luckow; one grandson: Kenny Bessert; one sonin-law, Charles Gamble; and one cousin, Delores Wernecke. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Riesday, Mar. 13, 2012, at 1st Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc. Officiating at the service will be CLP Phil Kinzel with committal prayers to follow at Knollwood Memorial Chapel, town of Kossuth. Military honors will be accorded by the American LegionDrews Blesser Post 88. The family will greet relatives and friends on lliesday, Mar. 13, 2012, at 1st Presbyterian Church, Manitowoc, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Chester's family would like to thank Dr. Andrew Yetter, Stephanie and the entire loving and caring staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic as well as the loving care given to him during his many stays at the Aurora Medical Center.
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Many forgo paper for smartphone apps, Internet By Matt Stevens Los Angeles Times
Veterans, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses can register now for Thursday's Milicruit virtual career fair online at www.veterans careerfair. com. By registering in advance, participants can build a profile and research employers. When the career fair opens, they can visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, chat live with recruiters and with fellow Wisconsin veterans and spouses. Tips on how to get a job also are available online, said John Scocos, state Department of Veterans Affairs secretary. The event is one of 16 careers fairs planned this year as part of Gov. Scott Walker's "Wisconsin Working" program and his Year of the Veteran initiative. Information on the initiative is at www.yearofthe veteran.com . — Richard Ryman/Press-Gazette
TOKYO Nissan to revive its Datsun brand Nissan is bringing back the Datsun three decades after shelving the brand that helped build its U.S. business. This time, Nissan hopes the name synonymous with affordable and reliable small cars will power its growth in emerging markets. Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn made the announcement Tuesday while in Indonesia, one of three markets besides India and Russia where the Datsun will go on sale in 2014. Datsun debuted in Japan in 1932 and hit American showrooms more than 50 years ago. — The Associated Press
GENEVA Airlines group says oil prices drive losses The global aviation industry could run up losses of more than $5 billion this year if oil prices spike by more than anticipated in light of the tensions building over Iran's nuclear program, the industry's trade group said Thesday. The International Air Transport Association says it now expects its earnings to decline to $3 billion in 2012. That's down from December's forecast of $3.5 billion, based on an expectation that oil prices will average $115 a barrel. At present, the benchmark New York rate is trading at nine-month highs around $107 a barrel. — The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Chalk up another looming casualty of the Internet age: business cards. Ubiquitous as pinstripes, the 2-by-3.5-inch pieces of card stock have long been a staple in executive briefcases. Exchanging cards helps to break the ice and provides a quick reference for forgotten names. But to many young and Websavvy people who are accustomed to connecting digitally, the cards are irrelevant, wasteful — and just plain lame. Diego Berdakin, the founder of BeachMint Inc., a fast-growing Santa Monica, Calif., e-commerce site, has raised $75 million from investors without ever bothering to print a set. He doesn't see the point. "If someone comes in to meet me, we've already been connected through email, so it really doesn't feel like a necessity in my life," he said. "When I go into a meeting and there are five bankers across the table, they all hand me business cards and they all end up in a pile, in a shoe box somewhere." U.S. sales of business cards have been falling since the late 1990s, according to IBISWorld Inc., an Australian business data company whose data go back to 1997. The slide appears to be accelerating. Last year printers posted revenue of $211.1 million from the segment. That's down 13 percent from 2006. The weak economy has been a factor in recent years. But analysts said printed business cards, like newspapers, books and magazines, are fast giving way to digital alternatives. Smartphones, tablets and social media are helping people connect more quickly
and seamlessly than ever before. "It's a steady decline," said Caitlin Moldvay, a printing industry analyst with IBISWorld. "The printing industry in general has entered into a decline, so this is part of that trend." Many under-30 tech entrepreneurs see the paper rectangles as an anachronism, so they are turning to digital options. About 85 million people have a professional network on Linkedln. Some 77 million smartphone users have downloaded the Bump app, which allows them to bump their phones together and instantly exchange contact information. Others carry a personalized quick-response code that smartphones can scan like a hyperlink. And, of course, there's always Facebook, email and digital business cards. If they do take a paper card, some said they use a smartphone app to snap a picture of it and instantly digitize the card's information. Then they toss it into the nearest trashcan. "Paper is not so appealing to this generation," said Kit Yarrow, chairwoman of the psychology department at Golden Gate University in San Francisco who has studied Generation Y: the 20- to 30-year-olds who grew up with the Internet. "They absolutely gravitate toward products that help them do things really efficiently. It's time-consuming to organize business cards — and not portable." Sam Friedman, co-founder and chief executive of Parking in Motion, which sells a mobile app for finding open parking spaces, said his Santa Monica firm's digital presence is its most effective communication tool. "The business card is your website," he said.
Still, old habits die hard. Friedman said he makes sure his employees are issued business cards, which sometimes come in handy at conferences. Other firms that do business abroad, particularly in Asia, have found printed business cards to be crucial to corporate culture and ritual there. And although the number of U.S. print shops is declining, some are thriving with the help of ecommerce and innovative new designs. Online printer MOO Inc. specializes in "minicards" that are half the standard size to appeal to eco-conscious entrepreneurs. Others are peddling plastic business cards equipped with flash drives that companies can hand out as promotional freebies. But one of the most successful firms, Vistaprint, keeps it relatively simple. The Netherlands company allows customers to create personalized business cards using online templates or their own digital designs. Businesses on a budget can get as many as 250 cards free of charge. The company posted sales of $452.8 million in North America last year, up 17.9 percent from 2010. Spokeswoman Wendy Cebula said that business cards account for about 30 percent of Vistaprint's product revenue and that most of its customers are small businesses. "We're just not seeing that electronic medium replace" printed business cards, she said. "We see them as complements as opposed to substitutes." Jean Twenge, author of the book "Generation Me," said that business cards won't disappear completely until a near-perfect replacement is developed. But the » See Cards, A-7
painted-aluminum and treated-wood canopies for the Fox River side of the building. Authority members said they needed to research the mesh and lights issues and scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, during which they agreed to allow the screens but sent the lights and the canopies back for more work. Members said the mesh, which can be printed, would add vibrancy to the project, but they were concerned with how well it would hold up to the elements compared with translucent plastic screens that were initially proposed. "I think (mesh) adds an element that's different," said member Tom Weber. "It has the ability to make it vibrant." Some members traveled to Jones Sign Co. in De Pere after last week's meeting to learn more. "I was impressed with the material. It's worked well with the (Green Bay) Packers," who have a large sign made of it, said member Gary Delveaux. Community Development Director Rob Strong said a Jones Sign representative told him the mesh could be replaced four times for the cost of replacing plastic screens once. The board approved the use of the mesh on an aluminum frame, but with contingents. The developer will be asked to set aside $70,000, which would cover two complete replacements of the mesh. RDA also reserves the right to require the mesh be replaced in five years if necessary. » See Screens, A-7
Marinette Marine plans to hire hundreds consin company has $715 million in new Navy contracts. Marinette Marine already has 1,350 shipyard workers building the Navy's littoral combat ships in Marinette. The Associated Press The combat ship proMARINETTE — Mari gram has trickled down to nette Marine Corp. says it hundreds of suppliers, inplans to hire several hun- cluding 120 Wisconsin dred workers this year to companies. A key supplier help build U.S. Navy ships. is Fairbanks Morse EnThe Northeastern Wis- gine, which designs and
Shipbuilder to construct more Navy vessels
builds the twin diesel engines that power the highspeed ships. That work is done in Beloit, where Fairbanks employs about 360 people. "It's very important work for us. There's no doubt about that," said John Bottorff, vice president of human resources for Fairbanks Morse Engine. The littoral combat ship program accounts for
about 20 percent of the company's business. The Navy wants a fleet of ships that can operate in waters as shallow as 20 feet and exceed 46 mph. The 377-foot ships could be used to track down submarines and pirates and to support ground troops and launch unmanned aerial drones. Versatility and the ability to change missions quickly are key.
"The Navy reminded us of that, often, in the design phase," Oldenburg President Tim Nerenz said. Oldenburg equipment is used on the Marinette-built ships and on littoral combat ships built by Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. For the initial 20 ships, the work has been divided between Marinette and Austal.
Humana announces partnership with CareSource The Associated Press
LOUISVIT E, Ky. — Humana Inc. said Thesday that it is forming a partnership with nonprofit CareSource to provide services to people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Humana has more than 5 million Medicare mem-
bers around the U.S., and CareSource has 900,000 Medicaid members. Most of CareSource's members are in Ohio. The rest are in Michigan. The companies did not disclose financial terms of their alliance, but said they will have an exclusive relationship in states where they work together.
Brown County is the second-largest administrative center in the Humana operation. The companies are reaching out to a group of patients called "dual eligibles." Those patients generate a lot of medical claims and are responsible for an outsize portion of Medicare
and Medicaid costs. Federal and state governments have been looking to place them into managed care to improve coverage, reduce spending and eliminate duplicate tests. Medicare is the federal program that provides health coverage for the elderly and disabled. Medicaid
is a state and federal program that covers the aged, blind, needy and disabled. States hire private health insurers to run their Medicaid programs. Shares of Humana fell $1.83, or 2.1 percent, to close at $85.34. They rose 12 cents in after-hours trading.
Cumberland Advocate: March 7, 2012 -Page 9a Cumberland, WI
Governor Walker declares 2012 the Year of the Veteran and signs pro-veteran bill into law
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Rivard, Gov. Walker Governor Walker has erans, and military spouses doing what's best declared 2012 the Year of the Veteran and signed Senate Bill (SB) 413 into law, otherwise known as the HEART Act. This legislation brings equity to families of veterans who were participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System and died or became disabled on or after January 1, 2007. The Year of the Veteran will honor the deeds of Wisconsin's veterans and provide them with the tools they need to reintegrate into civilian society such as education, health care and employment assistance. In 2012, the nation is marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and welcomes home service members who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, as these U.S. combat operations are drawing to a close. The Year of the Veteran will celebrate the past, emulate the example set by. Wisconsin's forefathers, and honor all the state's veterans by reaffirming the State of Wisconsin's commitment to providing the highest level of support to the nation's heroes. A full listing of events and resources can be viewed at www.YearoftheVeteran. corn. There are more than 400,000 veterans living in Wisconsin and nearly 300,000 are wartime veterans. More than 56,000 of these veterans are disabled. The veteran's unemployment rate in Wisconsin is estimated to be higher than the general population and for veterans recently returning from wars overseas even higher. To that end, a particular emphasis of Year of the Veteran will be put on employing Wisconsin's veterans. Efforts to connect veterans with jobs include: • 15 Year of the Veteran specific Career and Benefit fairs throughout the state. -Four Symposiums to educate employers and connect them with the veterans community. -A virtual career fair for Wisconsin service members, guard/reservist, vet-
hosted by Milicruit. In conjunction with the Year of the Veteran announcement Governor Walker: -asked the Department of Tourism to create a travel list and itinerary of Veteran's related sites such as museums and memorials; will hold numerous events this year honoring veterans their families; -will encourage the tourism industry to develop their own promotions or share information about promotions they may already have in place; -will have agencies use social media vehicles to promote itineraries, museums, web content, events and military discounts or deals; and -launched www. yearoftheveteran .com to create a centralized resource of support for veterans their families. Governor Walker is also supporting a number of bills that would benefit veterans this legislative session, including: -AB 438. SB 357 - Military training, education, or other experience may satisfy requirements for certain professional credentials. -AB 437. SB 369 - Unemployed disabled veterans: income and franchise tax credits for hiring created. -SB-338. AB-429 Waives fess for certain professional and occupational licenses issued to veterans. -5B-339. AB-428 Non-competitive appointment of certain disabled veterans to classified positions in the state civil service system. Year of the Veteran also includes several special events to honor and educate the men and women and their families who put service before self. A major cornerstone of this year long recognition of veterans is Operation Greatest Generation, a day of celebration and recognition for the Wisconsin men and women who shaped the course of history during World War II.
Caddy Woodlawn comes to Barron (with energy) Any really good story becomes a great story when you have a personal connection to experience it with. Such is the Barron Spotlighters' opportunity with this production of Caddie Woodlawn.
Based on the book by Carol Ryrie Brink, and adapted by Susan C. Hunter and Tom Shelton, the musical drama Caddie Woodlawn comes to life on the Barron Spotlighter Stage at the Barron Area Cornmunmity Center beginning Thursday, March 8, and runs two weekends. Most of us are familiar with the Caddie Woodlawn name, but beyond that we may have a cloudy recollection of the tale. What Caddie is NOT: a prim and proper little girl with an inviting New England accent who smiles and charms her way through something of a flower garden story. Caddie is also not portrayed in this adaptation as a quaint waif who endures the struggles and hardships of pioneer life only to prevail bent but unbroken. Such is not the Caddie Woodlawn story. Now back to the local con-
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nection. The sizeable Woodlawn family hails from Boston and lands in Dunnville, a tiny metropolis near what is now Menomonie.in Dunn County. Barron County is not only adjacent to Dunn County, but the city of Barron was originated by a Dunn County man in 1860. The Caddie Woodlawn story indicates that the family arrived in Dunnville about, what else--1860, the very same time that just 50 miles north of there, Barron came into being. Caddie Woodlawn displays a very young northwest Wisconsin; not what it would become but rather what it was originally, and how even folks from back east fell in love with our land and state. Shows will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; March 8-10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday and SaturdayMarch 16-17 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee will be presented on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Call 715-537-9212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non Emergency Phone Numbers: Cumberland Police Dept. 822-2754 Barron County Sheriff 537-3106 Polk County Sheriff 485-8300
To the Editor
Roger Rivard...what a refreshing change from the rubber stamp actions of the Mary Hubler years... years of non performance. Recent comments on the privatization of Social Security from Sue Hansen, the democratic chair of Washburn County, regarding Governor Walker and Roger Rivard, seem a bit amazing in view of the fact she and her husband are both drawing taxpayer provided pensions. At some point in this country we are going to wake up and realize we are broke as a nation, and government benefits, be they federal or state, will be means tested. My wife and I are both retired with federal pensions and are open to means testing, are you? And for Ms. Hansen to quote Steven Smith's "We must challenge the power of organized money," is another amazing statement with all the destruction that occurred in Madison from the likes of SEIU comrades. Mr. Smith goes on to say "Wisconsin's best resource is its people and we are not for sale." Well, Mr. Smith, looks like some Wisconsinites were for sale to the SEIU mobs. Yes, Ms. Hansen, you are right, the sensible folks of Wisconsin will decide. May God bless Gov. Walker and Roger Rivard. They are simply trying to do the right thing for us all. Dan and Lynn Hubin Shell Lake
Student artwork on display at WITC March is Youth Art Month. In honor of this, WITC in Rice Lake is hosting an art exhibition showcasing works of art created by K-12 students in the surrounding area. Participating schools include Cumberland, Rice Lake, Barron, Cameron and Prairie Farm. Several pieces created by Cumberland students in grades seven through 12 have been selected for the exhibit. The art will be on display until March 16 in the main entrance hallway at WITC. The pieces can be viewed during regular building hours, which are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Caregivers encouraged to attend "Friday Facts" You're an adult, son, or daughter, a husband, wife, or partner, a friend or a relative. Are you a caregiver too? Then "Friday Facts.....Caregiver Chats" are just for you. On the third Friday of each month from 10:00 a.m. until noon, there will be a speaker on various topics pertaining to being a caregiver with discussion to follow. The meetings are held in room 110 of the Barron County Government Center, 330 E. La Salle, Barron. The next meeting will be Friday, March 16, 2012. A dvd, "Coping Skills for Caregiving" will be shown with discussion to follow. No pre-registration is necessary. Come as often as you wish. Enter the Government Center on the lower level on Monroe Street. Questions can be directed to Gloria Vaughn, Barron County Office on Aging, 715-5376225.
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oho PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN SS COUNTY OF BARRON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to all persons in the County of Barron, Wisconsin, that a public hearing will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Zoning Office Conference Room 2106 of the Barron County Government Center, Barron, Wisconsin, relative to a proposal for a special exception to the terms of the Barron County Land Use Ordinance as follows: Requests a special exception to establish a tourist rooming house in a Recreational-Residential district, property described as part of SE-SE, also known as GL6-4 & GL 6-5, consisting of 1.25 acres, located in Section 15, T35N, R13W, Town of Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin. The Board of Adjustment reserves the right to view the property and may convene in executive session prior to rendering a decision. Property Owner: Dornco LLP; Agent: Paul Dorn PropertyAddress: 213293/4 Street, Cumberland, Wisconsin All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard. Dated Barron, Wisconsin, this 7th day of March, 2012. Barron County Board of Adjustment Jon Sleik, Chairman Published in the Cumberland Advocate March 7 & 14, 2012
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN SS COUNTY OF BARRON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PUBLIC NOTICE is herebygiven to all persons in the County of Barron, Wisconsin, that a public hearing will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. in the Zoning Office Conference Room 2106 of the Barron County Government Center, Barron, Wisconsin, relative to a proposal for a variance to the terms of the Barron County Land Use Ordinance as follows: Requests a variance to construct an addition to a structure with a reduced setback to the road and the road right-of-way of a State highway and a special exception for the addition to a pre-existing, non-conforming business in a Residential-1 district, property described as part of NE-SE, also known as Plat 13-5, Lot 1, consisting of 3.27 acres, located in Section 30, T36N, R13W, Town of Lakeland, Barron County, Wisconsin. The Board of Adjustment reserves the right to view the property and may convene in executive session prior to rendering a decision. Property Owner: Lakeland Company of Barron County Property Address: 2537 USH 63, Cumberland, Wisconsin All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard. Dated Barron, Wisconsin, this 7th day of March, 2012.
REQUEST FOR BIDS
DeSantis Excavating & Underground Utilities is accepting bids for the Grove Street Water Main Project, Cumberland, WI. In general work consists of trench contruction, directional drilling and restoring pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk & turf areas. DBE's, MBE's & SBRA's are strongly encouraged to submit bids. If interested, please call 715-822-8034 or fax 715822-2718. BID DEADLINE: March 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Published in the Cumberland Advocate March 7 & 14, 2012
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
PROJECT: Grove Street Water Main
BID DEADLINE: March 22, 2012 NOTICE
1:00 p.m., Local Time
Sealed bids for the above project will be received by Chuck Christensen at Cumberland Municipal Utilities, 1265 2nd Avenue, Cumberland, WI 54829 until the Bid Deadline. Immediately thereafter, the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. In general the project consists of constructing approximately 3,100 L.F. of 6 to 10 in. DI water main using open trench construction and approximately 850 L.F. of 10 and 12 in. HDPE water main using horizontal directional drilling, and restoring disturbed pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and turf areas. A single prime bid will be received for the work. BID SECURITY
Bids must be accompanied by bid security in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid amount. Bid and bid security may not be withdrawn for a period of 45 days after the Bid Deadline. Bid security will be retaiped if the Bidder is awarded the Work and fails to execute the Agreement and furnish 100% Performance and Payment Bonds. FUNDING REQUIREMENTS
The contract awarded under this bid advertisement will be funded in part by financial assistance from the Wisconsin Safe Drinking Water Loan Program and will be subject to regulations contained in Wis. Adm. Code, s. NR 166.12, and appropriate state statutes. The contract also will be funded in part by financial assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be subject to regulations contained in appropriate federal regulations. Bidders agree to abide by Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the provisions for civil rights, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action set forth in the Bidding Documents. This procurement is subject to regulations contained in NR 166.12(4) for solicitation of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs). We encourage DBEs; including MBEs, WBEs, and SBRAs; to submit bids. WAGE RATES
Minimum salaries and fringes to be paid on the project shall be in accordance with the prevailing wage rate scales established by the Federal Department of Labor and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and fringes set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project, and that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applications for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other protected class. Federal Labor standards program laws, including, but not limited to the Davis Bacon Act, the Copeland Anti Kickback Act, and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act apply to all work. QUALIFICATIONS
Bidders shall submit a Statement of Bidder's Qualifications to the Owner with their bid. RIGHTS RESERVED
Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in any bid. BIDDING DOCUMENTS
Bidding documents may be examined at Builders Exchanges in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Wausau, Duluth, Minneapolis, and St. Paul; at the MEDA Construction Connection in Brooklyn Center, MN; at the Dodge Plan Room in Minneapolis; and through the electronic plan rooms of McGraw Hill Construction/Dodge and Reed Construction Data. Bidding documents may be obtained: •In Adobe Acrobat® electronic format by download from the Quest Construction Data Network website, accessible via www.AyresAssociates.com by clicking on the "Bidding" link, for $20.00. •In paper format from Ayres Associates, 3433 Oakwood Hills Parkway, Eau Claire, WI 54701 7698, 715.834.3161, upon payment of $60.00 per set. Payment will not be refunded. Published by authority of: City of Cumberland Published in the Cumberland Advocate February 29 & March 7, 2012
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN SS COUNTY OF BARRON
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: PUBLIC NOTICE is hereBarron County Board of by given to all persons in the Adjustment County of Barron, WisconJon Sleik, Chairman sin, that a public hearing will Published in the Cumberland be held on Monday, March Advocate March 7 & 14, 2012 26, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in the NOTICE Zoning Office Conference TOWN OF Room 2106 of the Barron CUMBERLAND County Government Center, The Regular Monthly Board Barron, Wisconsin, relative Meeting for the Town of to a proposal for a special Cumberland will be held on exception to the terms of the Monday, March 12, 2012 at Barron County Land Use 12:00 p.m. Noon in the Town Ordinance as follows: Hall (902 20th Avenue). Requests a special Holly Nyhus, Clerk exception to establish a Town of Cumberland tourist rooming house in Published In the Cumberland an Agricultural-1 district, Advocate March 7, 2012 property described as part NOTICE
The Monthly Board Meeting for the Town of Lakeland will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 791 29 11/16th Ave. The hall is accessible to all persons. The agenda will be posted 24 hours before the meeting. Marilynn Shaurette, Clerk Town of Lakeland
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of SE-SE, consisting of 41 acres, located in Section 11, T35N, R13W, Town of Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin. The Board of Adjustment reserves the right to view the property and may convene in executive session prior to rendering a decision. Property Owner: Richard & Diane Rust Property Address: 2224 11th Street, Cumberland, Wisconsin All persons interested are invited to attend said hearing and be heard. Dated Barron, Wisconsin, this 7th day of March, 2012. Barron County Board of Adjustment Jon Sleik, Chairman Published in the Cumberland Advocate March 7 & 14, 2012