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Vilas County News-Review, Aug. 3, 2011

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07/26/2013

 
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State wildlife expertsare frustrated withfederal hurdles con-cerning wolf manage-ment in Wisconsin.Pg.10A
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STORM DAMAGE — Aseries of thunderstorms with high windsmoved through Vilas and Oneida counties Saturday afternoon,knocking down trees and causing power outages. Lenny Greenerassessed the damage at his property at 1069 Perch Lake Road asfour larger pine trees were uprooted. See story and more photoson Page 6A. --Staff Photo By GARYRIDDERBUSCHHUGECROWD — Thousands of people converged on ThreeLakes last Thursday to see the world-famous Budweiser Clydes-dales march from setup at Cy Williams Park to a parade down Su-perior Street. --Staff Photo By KURTKRUEGER
 After months of prepara-tion,the 2011 NorthwoodsRelay For Life will be heldthis Friday andSaturday with agoal of raising$80,000 in thisyear’s event for the American CancerSociety and its pro-grams of researchand education. According to co-chair-woman Donna Martens,“Thetheme this year is a simpleone,Hope.We work hard allyear to bring this event to ourcommunity and give all thesurvivors hope through ourfundraising efforts,that some-day there will be a cure.”The relay event again willbe held at the NorthlandPines High School out-door track.Preceding theopening cere-mony,aspaghetti din-ner will beserved Fridaybeginning at 4p.m.in the highschool,sponsoredby the GreaterEagle River Tennis Associa-tion.Entertainment will be
Relay ForLifestarts Friday
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BEATINGTHEHEAT— The Kwaterski sistersof Three Lakes where on the Chain of Lakes lastSaturday afternoon, basking in sunny, 85-degreeweather like dozens of other boaters. Here, they jumped from the pontoon in unison to cool off.--Staff Photo By KURTKRUEGER
ST.GERMAIN — The sev-enth annual Pig in the PinesRib Fest will be held Thurs-day through Saturday,Aug.4-6,from 11:30 a.m.to 9:30 p.m.at St.Germain CommunityPark,located at highways 70and 155 in St.Germain. Award-winning rib vendorsCarolina Rib King,Butch’sSmack Your Lips BBQ,Mojo’sRib Shack,Pigfoot BBQ Co.and Texas Outlaws BBQ willcook ribs every day.Live entertainment will befeatured daily with afternoonand evening bands includingThe PennyMaeDixon Bandand Speakeasy Thursday;Da Yoopers and The Dweebs Fri-day;and Pirates Over 40 andMicky Dolenz,lead singer of The Monkees,Saturday. Attendees for the musicfestival should take a lawnchair or blanket.Rides will be provided byGreat Lakes Climbing.Other food vendors will in-clude Suzie’s Fun Foods,C.O.W.Curds of Wisconsin,D&J Tasty Treats,Lions Clubsweet corn and Waffle World.Free parking will be avail-able.Admission will be $7daily,children 10 years oldand younger will be free.
Rib fest slatedin St. Germain
Opponents of the develop-ment of backlands on BondFalls Flowage are celebratingin the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as the propertyowner has requested to with-draw the proposed shorelinemanagement plan.The Upper PeninsulaPower Co.(UPPCO) wasproposing to sell the 960 acresof backlands,with the possib-lity of developers subdividingthe 40-acre parcles into resi-dential lots of 1.03 acres each.The plan also would have al-lowed up to 320 piers on thepristine 2,160 flowage north-east of Watersmeet,Mich.But UPPCO announcedJuly 25 that it was going to re-quest to withdraw the pro-posed shoreline managementplan for three flowages,in-cluding Bond Falls,accordingto Kerry Spees,a spokesper-son for Wisconsin Public Ser- vice Corp.“In reviewing the plans de- veloped and submitted in2007,UPPCO believes theplans are no longer pertinentto its current business modelfor excess lands,said Spees.“With the economic situation,UPPCO wants to review thebusiness model.Spees said that because of the economic downturn,UPPCO has no plans to mar-ket the property for develop-ment.“While UPPCO can resub-mit the same shoreline man-agement plan at a later date,
Firm requeststo withdrawBond proposal
 Fundraising goal is $80,000 for American Cancer Society
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Three Lakes and Phelpswill hold their annual fire-men’s picnics this weekend,featuring food,refreshments,games and entertainment.The picnics will be a home-coming of sorts for communitymembers and will raise fundsfor local fire departments.The 54th annual ThreeLakes Firemen’s Picnic will beat Cy Williams Park and thegrounds of the chamber of commerce on Maple Lake thisSunday,Aug.7,starting atnoon.The fundraiser for the de-partment will feature games,prizes,music,food and re-freshments.Food will include bratwurstand roasted corn.Beer andsoda will be available.Enter-tainment will be provided bySkip Wagner.There will be a paddle-wheel raffle for small prizesthroughout the day,as well asa flea market and crafts show.Six grand door prizes willbe given away.Tickets are $1each or six for $5,and areavailable at area businessesand from firefighters.The six grand prizes are$500 cash,an Adirondack fur-
Three Lakes, Phelpsset firemen’s picnics
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niture set plus six bottles of wine,a fishing package,a$300 gas card,a hydro slidewater package and a weekendgetaway.The fire department’s Divi-sion of Public Safety andCommunity Relations willhave an information booth atthe picnic.
Phelps picnic
The Phelps Volunteer FireDepartment will conduct its55th annual picnic and pigroast at Wavering Park fromnoon to 9 p.m.Saturday,Aug.6.The cost for the pig roast is$12,with tickets available atthe park the day of the event.For the fifth year in a row,firefighter Tim Barron willoversee the four 180-poundpigs as they are barbecued.The menu also will includeroast beef,baked beans,pota-to salad,coleslaw and a vari-ety of desserts.In addition tothe food menu,beverages willbe available.Raffle tickets for granddoor prizes can be purchasedin advance at Sand Lake Pub,Phelps Trustworthy Hard-ware,Holiday Lodge,North-ern Exposure Bar & Restau-rant,The Great Escape Bar,Phelps Convenience Centerand Village Barber. Among this year’s raffleprizes are one $500 Jensen- Akins Appliance certificate,a32-inch Sharp Aquos televi-sion,two $500 Phelps Bucksand four $250 Phelps Buckscertificates,five $100 cashprizes and a one-week stay atHillside Resort on Lac VieuxDesert in Phelps.Tickets can be purchasedfor $5 or three for $10.Two musical groups willprovide music from noon until9 p.m.Lovin’ Country willperform from noon to 5 p.m.and Just Cuz will take thestage from 5 to 9 p.m.
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provided by John Ohlanderand his band.The opening ceremony willbegin at 6:00 p.m.withthehonorary survivor and hon-orary caregivers speaking.The 2011 honorary survivoris Eunice Hughes of Land O’Lakes and the honorary care-givers are sisters Terri Kempof Roscoe,Ill.,and Beth Ander-son of South Carolina.The victory lap will followwith all survivors introducedon the track.The victory lapwill be led by Tom McKale withhis bagpipes.He representsthe Greater Milwaukee Fireand Police Pipes and Drums.This year’s Relay will in-clude traditional events such asthe victory lap,luminaria cere-mony,musical performancesand children’s activities.Some of the fundraising ac-tivities will include the Wal-greens team with a dunk tankfrom 5 to 9 p.m.with localcelebrities in the tank,and theEagle River Volunteer Fire De-partment will have its creampuff stand on site.A silent auc-tion will end Saturday. A dessert contest will beavailable Friday beginning at5 p.m.Anyone who has a fa- vorite dessert can take it to thetrack before 5 p.m.to be in- volved.“There will be ongoing activ-ities throughout the night asthe track is usually lit withabout 1,000luminarias.It is aspectacular sight!”exclaimedMartens.Saturday morning willbegin with breakfast.TheEagle River Lions will cook apancake breakfast supplied byTrig’s of Eagle River,free to allattending,beginning at ap-proximately 6:30 a.m.The closing ceremony willbegin with the final lap walkedin reverse at 10 a.m.Survivors can continue toregister by calling Theresa Sul-livan at First National Bank at(715) 479-4406,past survivorsmay wear their T-shirts fromprevious years.Survivorsshould register in order to beannounced for the victory lap.Luminiarias can be pur-chased by calling CharlotteRubo at (715) 479-6584.Lumi-naria messages will be readduring the ceremony if the lu-minaria is purchased byThursday,Aug.4.Luminariaswill continue to be sold until9p.m.Friday,but messages willnot be able to be read at theceremony.
HE’SBACK — FamedNorth Woods musician andcomedian Skip Wagner isback at Oneida Village Innin Three Lakes, with showsThursday through Sundaystarting at 9 p.m. Thesephotos show him playingtwo trumpets at the sametime and performing hisduck hunter skit. Below ispianist/singer Jim Schep-pele, one of five membersin the show.--STAFFPHOTOS
WEATHERCORNER
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Precipitation amounts are recorded at 8 a.m. for the previous 24 hours.
ONE YEAR AGO
LAST YEARCOMPARISONFORESTCONDITIONS
LAST SEVEN DAYS
STREAMSAND LAKESOUTLOOK
(PORTIONS OF THE WEATHER CORNER ARE THROUGH THE COURTESY OFKEVIN BREWSTER,EAGLE RIVER and NEWSWATCH 12 METEOROLOGIST.)
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and less humid, with a highof 80 and a low of 59.Thursday should be partly to mostlysunny, with a high of 82 and a low of 57.Friday isolated morn-ing showers are predicted, with a high of 83 and a low of 62.The forecast for Saturday is partly sunny with storms late,with a high of 82 and a low of 63.
The warm weather continues to bring out large numbers ofboaters and personal watercraft operators to area lakes.TheDNR reminds water enthusiasts to use caution on the lakesand always wear a personal flotation device.Days precipitation recorded since July 1, 2011, 15 days;2010, 16 days.Average high of past 30 days, 2011, 82;2010, 81.Averagelow of past 30 days, 2011, 60;2010, 59.The average daily high at this time last year for the nextseven days was 80, while the average overnight low was 59.There was rain on three days measuring 1.18 of an inch.
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Wed., July 27..........7357.38RThurs., July 28........8557.13RFri., July 29.............8557.03RSat., July 30............9164NoneSun., July 31...........8660.40RMon., Aug.1...........7755.02RTues., Aug.2...........8262.67R
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Tues., July 27..........8153NoneWed., July 28..........75631.26RThurs., July 29........7853NoneFri., July 30.............8455NoneSat., July 31............7959.07RSun., Aug.1............8356Tr.RMon., Aug.2...........8065.73RSome very small spotted fawns are being seen again, indicat-ing some late birthing taking place.Similarily, some turkeybroods are being seen with very small poults, indicating therewas probably some late re-nesting.
 
VILAS COUNTYNEWS-REVIEW/THE THREE LAKES NEWSWEDNESDAY, AUG. 3, 2011
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Published weekly byEagle River Publications,Inc.Eagle River,WI 54521www.vilascountynewsreview.comConsolidation of the Vilas County News,the Eagle River Review andThe Three Lakes News
Publication #659480
Member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Associationand the National Newspaper Association
Entered as periodical mail matter atthe post office,Eagle River,WI 54521,under act of March 3,1879.Subscriptionprice in Wisconsin,Vilas and Oneida coun-ties only,is $50.00 per year,all of Wiscon-sin except for Vilas and Oneida counties,$57.00 per year.Out of Wisconsin,$68.00per year.Subscription payable in advance.Published every Wednesday.POSTMASTER:Send address changes,form 3579,to Vilas County News-Review,Inc.,P.O.Box 1929,Eagle River,WI 54521,phone 715-479-4421,fax 715-479-6242.
NEWS
Kim Simac,Republican can-didate for the 12th DistrictState Senate in the Aug.16 re-call election against Demorac-tic Sen.Jim Holperin,said shehas nothing to hide when itcomes to accusations aboutpaying her personal incometaxes.The Democratic Party of Wisconsin demanded lastweek that Simac produce stateincome tax records that theysay show she paid no net in-come tax to the state in 2001,2004,2005,2006 and 2008.But Simac,who owns a pri- vate horse riding club justsouth of Eagle River,said thereare many small business own-ers in similar situations.“My business has struggledfor years,especially with adown economy and a hurtingtourism industry,said Simac,who is running against incum-bent Holperin.“There havebeen years when my net in-come has fallen into a taxbracket that has no year-endtax liability.”Tom Tiffany,state represen-tative for the 35th AssemblyDistrict,said Holperin and hisDemoctratic allies used thesame attack on him in the clos-ing days of the 2008 senatecampaign.“I understand SenatorHolperin’s desire to confusethe tax issue because of hisstatement that he voted for‘enough tax and fee increasesto sink a good-sized battleship.’It is hurting him,”said Tiffany.Tiffany said the attack onSimac,by the We Are Wiscon-sin PAC,steps over the linefrom political debate to person-al attack.“In our family’s situation,my wife,Chris,does our book-keeping,both personally andfor our business,”said Tiffany.“Senator Holperin is intimat-ing that my wife and I are taxcheats.Clearly,SenatorHolperin is trying to misleadthe voters.In fact,shouldn’tSenator Holperin let the citi-zens of the district know,whether it is me or Kim Simac,that our tax liabilities are cur-rently paid?”Meanwhile,Simac is underfire for a recent announcementthat her patriotic children’sbooks were outsourced to beprinted in China.Her 2007book,titled “American SoldierProud and Free,proclaims aprinted in China label on thededication page.“With so many great localprinting houses here in north-ern Wisconsin,I can’t under-stand why Ms.Simac wouldfeel she needs to outsource herbook to China,”said local au-thor and publisher KathleenMarsh,owner of Otter RunBooks LLC in Townsend,in aWe Are Wisconsin PAC pressrelease.Simac said as a first-timepublisher she sent her busi-ness to a printer in Menasha,RR Donnelley,making an ef-fort to have her books pub-lished and printed in Wiscon-sin.“It was not until the wheelswere in motion that I learnedthat the books were to beprinted outside of theMenasha office,”said Simac.Simac said that when shesigned with a publishing housein 2010,it was under theagreement that all her books,including any future titles,would be printed in the UnitedStates.“We do live in a global econ-omy;I’m running for office tomake sure that Wisconsin is astrong player in that economy,”she said.“As a citizen and busi-nesswoman,I make every ef-fort to give my business to localshops right here in Wisconsinand the North Woods.As a sen-ator,I will fight to help smallbusinesses grow and thrive.”
Candidate Simacclears the airon taxes, books
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The District 12 State Sen-ate candidates Jim Holperinand Kim Simac are expectedto participate in two upcom-ing forums,according to orga-nizers of the two events.The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups will host aforum for the two candidatesFriday,Aug.5,from 10 to11:30 a.m.at the Oneida Se-nior Center in Rhinelander.Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.The center is located at 1103Thayer St.in Rhinelander.WRJO radio station inEagle River will host a forumTuesday,Aug.9,at 6 p.m.Theforum will be broadcast liveon 94.5 FM.The forum will bemoderated by John Helgeson,WRJO news director.Simac,a Republican,ischallenging Holperin,the in-cumbent Democrat,in the Aug.16 recall election.
Two election forums setforDistrict 12 candidates
Cranberry Lake Associationwill hold its annual meetingSaturday,Aug.6,at 9 a.m.atthe Lincoln Town Hall,locatedat 1205 Sundstein Road inEagle River.The meeting agenda will in-clude the treasurer’s report,membership report and elec-tion of officers and board of di-rectors.There also will be anoverview of the four-yearaquatic invasive species (AIS)management program onCranberry Lake,which in-cludes the chemical treatmentof Eurasian water milfoil,mapping and monitoring,grants,costs,bridge loan fromFirst National Bank of EagleRiver,and the long-term pro- ject scope,objectives and fund-ing sources.The meeting will also ad-dress purple loosestrife,anoth-er invasive species recentlyidentified on the Chain.Thetalk will include the strategiesrecently initiated to halt itsspread.The future of AIS manage-ment also will be discussed,along with water quality mon-itoring on Cranberry Lake anda description of the CleanBoats,Clean Waters program.The Native Plant ProtectionPledge will be explained andattendees will be able to signthe pledge.Bill Klase,UW-Extensioneducator for natural resources,will be the guest speaker.He’lldiscuss oak wilt,a fatal oaktree disease discovered lastsummer on Cranberry Lake.This case of oak wilt was thefirst reported case in VilasCounty.Klase will inform the groupabout the cause of oak wilt,itssymptoms,treatment andwhat can be done to preventthe spread of this fatal disease.Property owners uncertainof weeds near their shorelinecan take a sample to deter-mine if the weed is Eurasianwater milfoil.Member input is needed onstrategies to increase member-ship.The meeting is open to thepublic and isn’t restricted tomembers of the association.For more information,call(715) 479-6873.
Cranberry Lake Associationsets annual meeting Aug. 6
CLYDESDALESPARADE— The world-famous Bud-weiser Clydesdale horsesparaded through down-town Three Lakes lastThursday evening. Mas-sive crowds gathered towatch the horses maketheir debut from the trailer(below) before the lengthyhitching process began(above). After the eightClydesdales were hitched,Budweiser employees, ac-companied by a dalma-tian, made old-fashioneddeliveries to Three Lakesbusinesses (right).--Staff Photos ByKURTKRUEGERand ANTHONYDREW
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