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Vilas County News-Review, Nov. 9, 2011 - SECTION A

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WILDERNESS — There are still green reflections in the waters ofthe Sylvania Wilderness Area, where conifers cover the entireshoreline. With winter coming, the days when eagles can fish inopen water are limited. --Staff Photo By KURTKRUEGER
People across the NorthWoods will reflect on what veterans have accomplishedand the freedoms they haveprotected during VeteransDay ceremonies Friday,Nov.11.Local Veterans Day pro-grams are planned atschools in Eagle River,Three Lakes,Sugar Campand Phelps Nov.11.The fol-lowing programs have beenannounced to this newspa-per.
Eagle River
Trinka Weber Rogers Vet-erans of Foreign Wars(VFW) Post 8637 in EagleRiver will join the studentsat Northland Pines MiddleSchool and Eagle River Ele-mentary School to pay trib-ute to local veterans whohave served in the ArmedForces or who are currentlyserving.The Veterans Day servicewill begin at 9:30 a.m.Fri-day,Nov.11,in the middleschool gymnasium.Studentspeakers,the middle schoolchorus,the intermediateband and elementary stu-dents will take part in theceremony.The VFW Honor Guardwill post and retire the col-ors.The Ladies Auxiliaryalso will join in the pro-gram.The public and all area veterans are welcome.
Three Lakes area
 Veterans Day will beobserved Friday,Nov.11,inthree programs — at 9:30a.m.and 10:45 a.m.in theThree Lakes School audito-rium,and 1 p.m.at SugarCamp Elementary School.The public is welcome toattend any or all of thesepatriotic observances.Children of Three LakesElementary School will pre-sent the program at 9:30a.m.It will include songs bystudents and several stu-dent speakers.The Ameri-can Legion Post 431 ColorGuard will assist. American Legion Post431 will conduct the pro-gram at 10:45 a.m.Speak-ers will include World WarII Navy veteran GeorgeLeimbacher and ThreeLakes High School seniorsJaena Kendall,CharlesStarke and Ross Thorn.The Three Lakes HighSchool band and chorus willprovide music.The tradi-tional roll call of servicemenfrom Three Lakes who werekilled in action in WorldWar I,World War II,theKorean War and the Viet-nam War will be followed bytaps and “The Star-Span-gled Banner.”The program at 1 p.m.will be presented by thechildren of Sugar Camp Ele-mentary School,assisted bythe Legion Color Guard.The general public,espe-cially all veterans andLegion and Auxiliary mem- Area towns and cities facedwith Wisconsin’s new con-cealed carry law,which wentinto effect last Tuesday,havebeen forced to considerwhether or not to banweapons in public buildingsand at public events. Among the first to adoptprohibition ordinances werethe Three Lakes and Clover-land town boards.Eagle Riv-er,on the other hand,has yetto make a final decision. According to Eagle RiverMayor Jeff Hyslop,city offi-cials have discussed the mat-ter twice already at regularmeetings,and set aside timeat last night’s meeting to givethe issue more attention.“The odds of anything pass-
Area boards addressconcealed carry rules
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Leaders from Wisconsinhospitals,including MinistryEagle River Memorial Hospi-tal (MERMH),descended onWashington,D.C.,last Fridayseeking support for rural-crit-ical access hospitals (CAH)threatened by Medicaid andMedicare cuts. As the 12-member Con-gressional Super Committeemeets to develop $1.5 trillionin federal deficit reduction,state hospital representativesmet with members of Wiscon-sin’s congressional delegationto explain how the proposalscould devastate small,ruralcommunities.Sheila Clough,president of Ministry Howard YoungHealth Care,was among thelocal hospital leaders takingpart in the American Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day onCapitol Hill.She said atten-dees discussed the Medicareand Medicaid cuts targetinghospitals.“The message to our legis-lators was we really need tosupport critical-access hospi-tals,said Clough.ICongress does not give thatsupport,it will impact accessto health care in rural com-
Panel targetsrural hospitalsforbudget cuts
Critical-access hospitals could lose some funding
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 A new law that repeals thestate’s long-time prohibitionof transporting uncasedfirearms in vehicles wassigned into law last week andwill go into effect Nov.19,theopening day of the gun deerseason.Senate Bill 228,signed byGov.Scott Walker last Friday,relates to placing,possessingor transporting a firearm,bowor crossbow in a vehicle ormotorboat.Beginning Nov.19,firearms and bows no longerneed to be enclosed within acarrying case or unstrungwhile being transported in a vehicle or boat,according toScott Loomans of the Depart-ment of Natural Resources
Uncased gun law changes
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Communities to honor veterans
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Carry rules:
state has received 20,000 applications
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ing at this meeting are proba-bly pretty slim,he said.“We’restill debating what wording,if any,we want.”Hyslop added that lastmonth’s discussion brought upthe idea that an ordinance ban-ning weapons in public build-ings could be a “feel-good ordi-nance.”“There was a question of whether passing an ordinancewould actually do anything,hesaid.In Three Lakes,Ordinance50-2 went into effect Sept.20and outlaws weapons in anybuilding owned or leased by thetown of Three Lakes.The ordi-nance also states that no per-son may go armed with aweapon at any special eventtaking place in the town.“All of our town buildingshave been posted with a sign,”said Three Lakes ChairmanDon Sidlowski.“Be aware thatif you will be getting a permitto carry a concealed weapon,that these buildings will be no-carry zones.”Sidlowski added that busi-nesses and residents can electto use simlar signage on theirproperty to legally prohibitanyone from carrying firearmsor other weapons.“If you have land,and youdon’t want a weapon to be car-ried on your land,you can put asign up,”he said.“You haveoptions.It’s up to you to decideif you want to exercise them ornot.”Three Lakes is also in thebeginning stages of planning apublic question-and-answersession regarding the details of the new state law.“Police Chief Scott Lea and Ihad a conversation at ourmonthly meeting about havinga public information meetingsome time in the near future,”said Sidlowski.“We’ll advertiseit and have some kind of ameeting to let folks come in andask their questions.One of the most frequentinquiries,according to Lea andSidlowski,was whether con-cealed firearms would beallowed in taverns.“Specifically,people carryinga concealed weapon into a tav-ern and having a drink,whichis not permissable,”said Sid-lowski.“You can carry it in andnot have a drink and have din-ner.There are a lot of nuancesto the law,and it’s going to taketime for people to understandit.”The town of Cloverlandpassed Resolution 2011-07 atits September meeting,joiningthe ranks of towns and cities inthe state prohibiting weaponsin public buildings.The resolution states that noopen or concealed carryweapons are allowed at theCloverland Town Hall or atevents sponsored by the town.
Interest high
 Attorney General J.B.VanHollen announced last weekthat the Department of Justice(DOJ) has started to issue con-cealed carry licenses to quali-fied applicants.On the day the law went intoeffect last week,nearly 150applications had been receivedby the DOJ at the attorneygeneral’s Capitol office.Since then,more than20,000 applications have comein to the DOJ,which expects toprocess around 200,000 totalapplicants.“This is a historic day forWisconsin,said Van Hollen.“As a longtime supporter of Second Amendment rights,I’mencouraged to see people exer-cising this freedom,and theycan rest assured we’ll do ourbest to process applicationsfrom qualified residents asquickly as we can.I’m extreme-ly proud of the DOJ employeeswho’ve worked so hard to getpeople their licenses promptlyand efficiently.”The DOJ website typicallysees 81,000 hits daily,accord-ing to a spokesperson.But bynoon last Wednesday,the sitehad nearly 800,000.Under the law,the DOJ has45 days from when an applica-tion is received to deny or issuea license,but the agency willmake every effort to processapplications as quickly as pos-sible.Wisconsin residents whowish to carry a concealedweapon will need to receivetheir license to carry concealedlegally.For a downloadable applica-tion form and other applicationinformation,visit the Con-cealed Carry Law page of theDOJ website at doj.state.wi.us.
Requirements lessen
Meanwhile the Joint Com-mittee on Review of Adminis-trative Rules (JCRAR) has vot-ed to suspend certain portionsof the DOJ’s emergency rule onconcealed carry that definehow applicants may satisfy thetraining requirment,includingthe requirement that afirearms safety or trainingcourse include at least fourhours of instruction.By law,the JCRAR may sus-pend a part of a rule if it deter-mines that certain criteriahave been met.The DOJ will immediatelybegin processing all applica-tions for a concealed carrylicense without reference to thesuspended portions of the rule,including applications thatwere sent or received prior tothe JCRAR’s action. Applicants can continueusing the application form pro- vided by the DOJ until arevised form is made available.However,during the period of suspension,the DOJ won’tenforce the suspended provi-sions.State representative andformer Wausau police officerDonna Seidel (D-Wausau)issued a statement chastisingGov.Scott Walker and otherRepublicans.“It’s simply outrageous thatGov.Walker and his fellowRepublicans continue to putthe concerns of powerful spe-cial interests in the gun lobbyabove the safety and security of their constituents,”said Seidel.
This sign has been placed at all the public entrances into theVilas County Courthouse in Eagle River. --STAFF PHOTO
Wisconsin will participate inthe first nationwide test of theEmergency Alert System(EAS) today,Wednesday,Nov.9,at 1 p.m.The test,which will lastapproximately 30 seconds,willbe heard on radio stations andwill be viewed on televisionsacross the country as part of national preparedness efforts.Television viewers and radiostation listeners will hear amessage indicating that “this isa test.”The national-level EAS is apublic alert and warning sys-tem that enables the presidentof the United States to addressthe American public duringextreme emergencies.Similarto local EAS tests that are con-ducted frequently,the nation-wide test will involve broadcastradio and television stations,cable television,satellite radioand television services andwireline providers across allstates and territories.The purpose of the test is toassess the readiness and effec-tiveness of the current systemand identify improvements tobetter serve and protect citi-zens and communities,accord-ing to state officials.
National alert test set today
WEATHERCORNER
Note: 
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 heavy snow and wind is in the forecast, with ahigh of 34 and a low of 30.Thursday lake-effect snow show-ers are expected, with a high of 34 and a low of 24.Friday amix of clouds and sun is expected, with a high of 35 and a lowof 14.Saturday should be partly sunny and breezy, with ahigh of 39 and a low of 24.Sunday look for a few isolated rainshowers, with a high of 42 and a low of 31.
Water temperatures are dropping into the low 40s and upper30s, which should put trophy muskies and walleyes on afeeding frenzy prior to ice-up.Anglers are reminded themuskie season runs through Nov.30.Days precipitation recorded since Oct.1, 2011, 19 days;2010, 15 days.Average high of past 30 days, 2011, 52;2010, 54.Averagelow of past 30 days, 2011, 33;2010, 32.The average daily high at this time last year for the next sev-en days was 47, while the average overnight low was 31.There was rain on three days measuring 2.8 inches and .04of an inch of rain on another day.
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Wed., Nov.2...........4537.05RThurs., Nov.3.........4924.02RFri., Nov.4...............5418NoneSat., Nov.5.............5418NoneSun., Nov.6............5332NoneMon., Nov.7............5034NoneTues., Nov.8...........3738None
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Tues., Nov.2...........5224NoneWed., Nov.3...........5432.07RThurs., Nov.4.........3731.03RFri., Nov.5...............3424.05RSat., Nov.6.............4824NoneSun., Nov.7............5722NoneMon., Nov.8............5925NoneThe white-tailed deer mating season, known as the rut, willlikely reach its peak over the next two weeks and will be wind-ing down for the opening weekend of the gun deer seasonNov.19-20.
 
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 Aquatic invasive species(AIS) treatment results fromthe Eagle River Chain of Lakeswill be discussed at a publicinformational meeting thisThursday,Nov.10,at 7 p.m.atthe Lincoln Town Hall,locatedat 1205 Sundstein Road inEagle River.Tim Hoyman,aquatic ecolo-gist from Onterra LLC,willconduct the meeting.OnterraLLC is the lake managementconsulting firm hired by theUnified Lower Eagle RiverChain of Lakes Commission(ULERCLC) responsible forimplementing the AIS treat-ment program on the EagleRiver Chain.Hoyman’s presentation willprovide a summary of the AISManagement Plan 2011 Phase4 project that occurred and anoverview of the proposed 2012treatment program on theEagle River Chain.The 2011 strategy includedfunds to treat about 145 acres,attacking both colonized Eura-sian water milfoil and areascontaining clusters of singleplants,according to Carol Linn,ULERCLC spokesperson.“His discussion will addressthe Eurasian water milfoiltreatment areas in 2011,ratio-nale for selection of treatmentareas and results of treat-ment,said Linn.“He also willaddress the strategy for theproposed treatment areas for2012.In addition,Hoyman willdiscuss criteria used in theevaluation of the success of treatment.”Meeting attendees will beable to ask questions of Hoy-man regarding any aspect of the treatment program.“This is an excellent oppor-tunity for all stakeholders andinterested individuals to learnabout the AIS managementplan so vital to improving,maintaining and promotingthe quality of the waters of theEagle River Chain,”said Linn.“All are welcome.”
Milfoil treatment on Chainto be discussed this Thursday
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UNITED WAYDONATION — Wisconsin PublicService Foundation, funded by shareholders,recently presented a $5,000 donation to TracyBeckman, center, on behalf of Northwoods Unit-ed Way. The donation combined with employeedonations and office fundraisers brought theamount raised to more than $11,000 for North-woods United Way. --Contributed Photo
The Wisconsin Departmentof Justice (DOJ) has obtaineda judgment against Krist OilCo.for allegedly selling orexchanging liquefiedpetroleum (LP) gas cylindersthat were not filled to theproper weight.Krist Oil Co.of Iron River,Mich.,operates 67 gas stationconvenience stores in north-ern Wisconsin,includingEagle River,Three Lakes,Land O’ Lakes and St.Ger-main.Under the terms of the con-sent judgment,Krist Oil Co.isrequired to pay $65,000,which is made up of civil for-feitures,statutory surchargesand attorneys’ fees,accordingto state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.The lawsuit wasfiled on behalf of the Wiscon-sin Department of Agricul-ture,Trade and ConsumerProtection (DATCP).The consent judgmentresolves a lawsuit filed by thestate in Oconto County Cir-cuit Court in October of 2010.The complaint,which com-menced that litigation,alleged that Krist Oil Co.offered for sale or exchangeLP gas cylinders that wererepresented to contain a netweight of 17 pounds of LP gas,but when tested,were foundto be filled to a net weight of less than 17 pounds andwhich underweight conditionexceeded the maximum allow-able variation.In addition,the complaintalleged that certain LP gascylinders offered for sale orexchange did not either pro- vide a declaration of responsi-bility attached to the contain-er or conspicuously post a dec-laration of responsibility atthe location where the con-tainer was offered or dis-played for sale or exchange,asrequired by Wisconsin law.Further,the complaintalleged that certain LP gascylinders did not disclose onthe LP gas cylinders the netquantity of LP gas in eachcontainer,as required by Wis-consin law.Finally,the complaintalleged that certain LP gascylinders were not plainly,clearly and conspicuouslymarked with the container’stare weight,as required byWisconsin law.The judgment also imposesinjunctive relief and directsKrist Oil Co.to submit toDATCP a written statementof the method by which KristOil Co.will ensure that LPgas cylinders offered for saleor exchange in Wisconsindeliver the net weight of LPgas which they are represent-ed to contain.The case was originallyinvestigated and referred tothe DOJ by the DATCP.Thecase was prosecuted by Assis-tant Attorney General PhillipD.Ferris.The consent judg-ment was signed Nov.1 byMarinette County CircuitJudge Tim A.Duket.
Krist Oil Co. to pay $65,000in LPgas cylinderfilling case
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Vets Day:
communities set services
Gun law:
rules change for “portable” blinds
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bers,are welcome to attendone or all of these programs toacknowledge the sacrifices of  American veterans of all warsand especially those now serv-ing in uniform.There will also be a pro-gram at the Veterans Monu-ment on the Oneida CountyCourthouse lawn at 11 a.m.The Oneida County Veter-ans Council consisting of the American Legion,American Veterans,Disabled American Veterans,Marine CorpsLeague,Reserve Officers Association and VFW willhost the program.For moreinformation,contact the Onei-da County Veterans Serviceoffice at (715) 369-6127.
Phelps
There will be a VeteransDay program in the PhelpsSchool gymnasium Friday,Nov.11,at 10:30 a.m.Phelps American LegionPost 548 and Auxiliary willpost the colors.The Pledge of  Allegiance will be led by Stu-dent Council President SarahWesenberg,with “The Star-Spangled Banner”sung by thechoir.Keynote speaker will beSigurd Hjemvick.Wesenbergwill also deliver a speech. A performance of “BattleHymn of the Republic”will begiven by Emma Korinek,Derek Guse and Phelps musicteacher Karen Bouma.Thehandbell choir will perform“America the Beautiful,”fol-lowed by a poem titled “TheyDid Their Share”read by Mol-ly Korinek and a moment of silence.Jackie and Ross Samuelsonwill play taps.Guse will leadthe cadence for the retiring of colors.The public is welcome toattend the program and joinstudents and staff membersfor lunch.
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(DNR).“If the vehicle is in motion,firearms may not be loadedand bows and crossbows maynot have an arrow knocked,”said Loomans.Loomans noted it is stillillegal to discharge a firearmor bow from a vehicle,whethermoving or not.“You can still shoot from aboat as long as the motor is off and forward motion isstopped,said Loomans. Another change in the billallows hunting from “portable”deer blinds,such as those on ahay wagon or trailer of somesort,which was not legal in thepast because those fell underthe definition of a vehicle.The bill establishes that theprohibition of discharging afirearm from a vehicle “doesnot apply to a person legallyhunting from a stationarynonmotorized vehicle that isnot attached to a motor vehi-cle.”The Wisconsin HuntersRights Coalition gave its sup-port to the firearm transporta-tion law.“Placing the firearm on orin the vehicle is often thesafest and most practicalplace,said a coalitionspokesperson.Huntersshould not have to put theirfirearm in the snow as theyget out their gun case everytime they get back to their vehicle.” Another bill passed duringthe Legislature’s regular ses-sion,Senate Bill 75,perma-nently ends Earn-A-Buck andmakes October T-zone hunts ararity.The bill was presentedby Sen.Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) and Rep.TomTiffany (R-Hazelhurst).“We listened to the com-monsense requests of the out-door community and are nowsigning them into law,”saidWalker Friday as he signedthe bills.
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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
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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.

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