WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2011VILAS COUNTYNEWS-REVIEW/THE THREE LAKES NEWS
FALLFUN — Eleven-month-old Brady enjoyedthe warm weather in Eagle River this past week-end as he played in a pile of the fallen oakleaves. --Staff Photo By MARIANNE ASHTON
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ment than the Legislature hadin mind when the law waspassed.He also says the DOJ isoverstepping its bounds onwhat proof-of-training docu-ments are required. Van Hollen says the lawcalls for training,but doesn'tclearly define it.He said ratherthan laying a curriculum,theagency decided that setting aminimum time requirementwould deter judges from laterdictating how much training isneeded.He says the agency won'tcreate any other restrictions ontraining.Van Hollen says theNRA’s assertion the agency willrequire hands-on practice isinaccurate.State Sen.Pam Galloway (R-Wausau),the author of the leg-islation,also shared her con-cerns to the DOJ last week as itrelates to the training require-ment in the law.“Instead of imposing a one-size-fits-all training require-ment,legislators overwhelm-ingly,and in bipartisan fash-ion,passed a bill that did notinclude a set number of hoursfor a training course,”said Gal-loway.“Instead,the law clearlyallows applicants to take aqualifying course conducted bya firearms instructor who iscertified by a national or stateorganization.”In addition,Galloway saidapplicants can take a coursetaught by a DOJ-certifiedinstructor.“We provided the flexibilityto applicants for a reason,”saidGalloway.“For the attorneygeneral to come out and statethat a four-hour trainingcourse is required of permitapplicants is outrageous and aclear overreach.”
legislation author also upset
it would reduce the number of animals the shelter couldaccept.“I can’t just tear the ken-nels apart and reconfigurethem because then I’d have totake fewer dogs,”said Prim-ich.“And we’re already a verysmall shelter that barely getsthem out of here in time.”Primich said the shelterhopes to add at least 12 large-dog kennels and a designatedpuppy area.To comply with Act 90,the shelter needs toprovide a certain amount of square feet for each puppy.They would no longer be ableto house a litter in one or twokennels.“One litter of puppieswould fill half of the shelterthen,and I can’t have that,”said Primich.The expansion projectcould result in the shelterbeing able to take many moredogs in the future,but asthings stand,the facility willhave to accept fewer animalsto make more kennel space.“I’m also looking at,if enough money is raised,adding on a surgical room,”said Primich.“We do a lot of spaying and neutering here,but there’s no particular roomfor it right now.” An updated estimate willbe available once Primichmeets with a builder.Up untilthis point,she’s been trackingdown septic plans in an effortto provide accurate informa-tion to a contractor.“I could do an add-on a lotless expensively,but it wouldonly be a Band-Aid,”she said.“And I don’t want to have tokeep changing Band-Aids foras long as I work here.” Although fundraising has-n’t yet begun for the expan-sion,the shelter will host itsregular annual fundraisers todefray upkeep costs of $120,000 per year.There is nocounty or government fund-ing,according to Primich.The Humane Society of Vilas County will host a low-cost rabies clinic Saturday,Oct.15.The clinic gives rabiesshots to pets for a cost of $12.The shelter has planned itsannual Joe’s Pool Potluck Sat-urday,Oct.22.
We are all visitors to thistime,this place.We are justpassing through.Our purposehere is to observe,to learn,togrow,to love...and then wereturn home.
Australian Aboriginal Proverb
A Northland Pines HighSchool 11th-grade male stu-dent who was expelled for car-rying a knife in school wasallowed to return to school lastweek with strict conditions,according to District Adminis-trator Mike Richie.Richie said the student hadbeen suspended for a week pri-or to an expulsion hearing lastweek.The student was origi-nally expelled through July 1,2012.The conditions will runthrough that date.The boy was allowed to re-enter school last week withcontingencies in place,accord-ing to Richie,who noted therewere no previous disciplineissues with this student.Richie said the student for-got to remove a knife that heuses in the woods.“He was never a threat toanyone or placed anyone indanger,was very cooperativeand extremely apologetic aboutforgetting to remove the knifefrom his pocket,”said Richie.
Pines student expelled,but allowed back in school
Precipitation amounts are recorded at 8 a.m. for the previous 24 hours.
ONE YEAR AGO
LAST SEVEN DAYS
(PORTIONS OF THE WEATHER CORNER ARE THROUGH THE COURTESY OFKEVIN BREWSTER,EAGLE RIVER and NEWSWATCH 12 METEOROLOGIST.)
Wednesday will be partly sunny with afternoon showers, witha high of 67 and a low of 54.There will be occasional show-ers Thursday, with a high of 59 and a low of 52.Friday lake-effrect rain is expected and cooler, with a high of 50 and a lowof 40.Saturday morning lake showers are in the forecast withpartly cloudy skies, with a high of 54 and a low of 37.
The recent warm weather attracted boaters and anglers tothe lakes, allowing one more chance on the water beforeputting the boat away for the winter.Muskie anglers will con-tinue to fish right up until the lakes freeze.Days precipitation recorded since Oct.1, 2011, 2 days;2010, 2 days.Average high of past 30 days, 2011, 66;2010, 64.Averagelow of past 30 days, 2011, 42;2010, 39.The average daily high at this time last year for the next sev-en days was 62, while the average overnight low was 36.There was rain on two days measuring .29 of an inch.
Wed., Oct.5............8040NoneThurs., Oct.6..........8143NoneFri., Oct.7...............7945NoneSat., Oct.8..............8159NoneSun., Oct.9.............8358NoneMon., Oct.10..........8045NoneTues., Oct.11..........7045Tr.R
Tues., Oct.5............7030NoneWed., Oct.6............6730NoneThurs., Oct.7..........6940NoneFri., Oct.8...............7937NoneSat., Oct.9..............7245NoneSun., Oct.10...........7945NoneMon., Oct.11..........6942NoneThe fall color change is now past peak across much of theNorth Woods as many of the leaves have dried and droppedfrom the trees.Oak trees are still holding onto their leaves andsome will continue to do so throughout winter.
Kohl’s rep to hold office hours
U.S.Sen.Herb Kohl’sregional representative BryceLuchterhand will meet withconstituents Tuesday,Oct.18,from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall.No appointment is neces-sary for the meeting,whichwill be held in the communityroom at 10675 Big Arbor Vitae Drive in Arbor Vitae.To contact Luchterhand,call (715) 832-8424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Kohl’s regional officeis located at 402 Graham Ave.,Suite 206,Eau Claire,WI 54701.