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EAGLE RIVER, WI 54521 (715) 479-4421 VOL. 126, NO. 52





Mining legislation rejected in politics versus jobs battle




While the state Senate has until this Thursday, March 15, to revive and approve mining legislation that was rejected last week, at least two state legislators said it would be difficult to approve the bill before the session ends this week. The mining company that proposed to develop a large open-pit mine in Iron and Ashland counties said it is now abandoning the project that would bring an estimated 600 to 700 jobs to the area. Claiming there werent enough environmental protections in the bill, Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center)) voted with all Democrats to reject the bill, 17-16.

Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said it would be tough to get the much-needed 17th vote to pass the mining bill before the end of the session. Since (last) Tuesday, Senate Democrats have been tripping over themselves in a desperate attempt to blame anyone else for their failure on the mining bill, said Fitzgerald. Creating jobs is our top focus, and we have made effort after effort to compromise and come to a bill that can pass both the Senate and Assembly. We will keep working toward that goal. Job creating should always come before politics. Sen. Jim Holperin (DConover) said Monday its more likely the bill might come back in a special session called by Gov. Scott Walker.

Its an important enough issue that we should continue to work on it, said Holperin. Meanwhile, residents of Iron and Ashland counties gathered at the Montreal (Iron County) City Hall Saturday for a grassroots rally in support of iron mining legislation, and to encourage Gogebic Taconite to continue its efforts to develop an iron ore mine near the Iron County community of Mellen. Leaders with the Iron County Development Zone say residents are frustrated that lawmakers were unable to pass an iron mining bill. They urged legislators to approve the proposed legislation before the current session ends later this week. The Legislature has less than a week left in the current session, and lawmakers need to

act quickly and pass this iron mining bill, said Kelly Klein with the Iron County Development Zone. We need the jobs and economic benefits from the proposed Gogebic Taconite mine. Too often, the voices of North Woods residents arent heard in Madison. This rally was an opportunity for residents to show their support and get the message out that mining is important to our area. But mining company officials announced last week after the Senate vote that they were leaving the state. Senate rejection of the mining reforms . . . sends a clear message that Wisconsin will not welcome iron mining. We get the message, said a stateTo MINING, Pg. 6A

SEASON ENDS Northland Pines girls basketball coach Larry Bergum hugs his daughter and play-making guard Kelsey Bergum following the Eagles 46-35 loss to Fox Valley Lutheran in a Regional semifinal game Friday. STAFF PHOTO

Three Lakes to discuss boating regs


Rock fest proposed at Oldenburg park

Heavy-metal rock event concerns some supervisors



The Three Lakes Town Board will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. to consider changes to boating regulations for the 2012 season. The board decided to postpone the meeting until this date after learning of a survey conducted by the Three Lakes Waterfront Association in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources, according to Three Lakes Town Chairman Don Sidlowski. Preliminary results from the survey showed that only 25% of respondents thought there were too few slow-nowake zones on the Three Lakes Chain, a controversial issue since the death of a boater Sept. 1, 2006. Meanwhile, 58% percent of the surveys 615 respondents said the amount of slow-nowake areas was just right. The survey was sent to 1,694 lakefront property owners, and the association had a To SURVEY, Pg. 2A



DITCH FEEDERS With 18 inches of ice still covering the lakes, eagles are hunting ditches

for road-killed deer. Some motorists report daily sightings. Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER

A proposal for a three-day rock concert for an estimated 5,000 people at Oldenburg Sports Park near Eagle River ran into some opposition during the Vilas County Forestry & Land Committee meeting last week. Mike Keiffer, representing the youth soccer association that wants to host the event as a fundraiser, told the committee the group would like to hold an M3 Rock Festival May 18-20 and use the far southwest corner of the park. The park is operated by Vilas County and was recently developed with soccer and ball fields and a pavilion. We would like to serve alcohol and try the festival for one year to see how it goes, said Keiffer. We can make a down payment for damaged fields, if any. Supervisor Bob Egan showed a video on a computer

of a previous M3 Rock Festival which features heavy-metal rock bands. Im not sure this is a venue we provide for this, said Egan. I dont think this is something we want small kids exposed to. Egan also said the event may compete with other businesses, referring to music festivals sponsored by Hi-Pines Campground and the Derby Track. Keiffer said the event would be limited to 5,000 people and would not be a childrens event, but for adults. He said it had the support of several local businesses, including Wild Eagle Lodge and Eagle Waters Resort. Supervisor Ralph Sitzberger supported the event, saying he had only two concerns cleanup and recycling. Meanwhile, Supervisor Sig Hjemvick expressed concerns To PARK, Pg. 7A

Road limits in effect throughout North



Yahr family donates $300,000 for Three Lakes scholarships



Due to the forecasted warm temperatures, the Vilas County Highway Department and local governments have announced seasonal weight restrictions on county highways and town roads. Highway Commissioner Jarred Maney said the weight limit, which went into effect Monday, is 6 tons for a single axle, with a maximum gross weight limit of 18 tons. Maney said the following county highways are exempt

from restrictions: all of Highway W; Highway M from Highway 51 to Boulder Junction and one mile north; Highway N from Highway M to Highway 155; Highway B from Highway 45 to Highway S; Highway B from Highway W to the Michigan state line; Highway D from Highway 70 to Highway 47; all of Highway A; and Highway G from Highway 45 to the Vilas County Landfill. In Oneida County, the folTo ROAD LIMITS, Pg. 2A




Area gymnast ready for State

n Kerri Seyfert will be taking her gymnastics skills to the State level this weekend. Pg. 13A

Roughly two and one-half years after the devastating automobile accident that put a tragic end to her life, Carol Yahr got her wish when husband Warren Yahr donated $300,000 to the Three Lakes School District for a scholarship foundation. Establishing a scholarship was something Carol and Warren had always wanted to do, but the Three Lakes couple never found themselves in the right financial position. All of that changed when the Yahrs attorney found out how heavily insured the couple were after the fatal accident. The attorney told the family Carols dream could become a reality. Using the funds from the insurance settlement, War-

Setting up the foundation were, from left, Three Lakes School District Administrator George Karling, Warren Yahr, guidance coun-

selor Gene Welhoefer and Northland Securities Vice President Gary Ford. Contributed Photo

ren and his children, Laura and Steven, created the Carol Yahr Memorial Scholar-

ship Foundation. Unlike the donation-based fund previously set up in Carols name,

the foundation is taxexempt and will perpetually To YAHR, Pg. 2A




Note: Precipitation amounts are recorded at 8 a.m. for the previous 24 hours.

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Hi Tues., March 7........32 Wed., March 8 ........34 Thurs., March 9 ......33 Fri., March 10 .........36 Sat., March 11 ........35 Sun., March 12.......26 Mon., March 13 ......35


The average daily high at this time last year for the next seven days was 42, while the average overnight low was 23. There was snow on two days totaling 2.8 inches and a trace of rain on another day.. Days precipitation recorded since Jan. 1, 2012, 39 days; 2011, 39 days. Average high of past 30 days, 2012, 36; 2011, 32. Average low of past 30 days, 2012, 15; 2011, 11.



The warm tempera2010-11 11-12 tures are taking a toll Snowy days 64 59 on the snow cover, with Inches to date 56.98 71.14 some bare spots show- Ground cover Patches 11" ing up on south-facing slopes. Local maple syrup producers are starting to tap trees. Area lakes remain slushy due to the 16 inches of snow last week and the rapid thaw this week. Ice anglers are using ATVs to get to their fishing locations. Wednesday record warmth is possible, with a high of 70 and a low of 39. Thursday an early-morning thundershower is in the forecast, with a high of 64 and a low of 46. Friday should be partly sunny and mild, with a high of 65 and a low of 45. Saturday there is a chance of thunderstorms, with a high of 67 and a low of 50. Sunday there also is a chance of thunderstorms, with a high of 68 and a low of 54.


KAYAKING WEATHER Mild days in early spring afford outdoor enthusiasts unique opportunities to explore nature. March is a good

time to tour the open water of North Woods rivers and streams with a kayak. Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW



into consideration with input that came from the Act 31 Advisory Committee in December of 2011. Well think about that for a couple weeks and, if theres anything we want to do or we decide were going to change it for 2012, wed have to post a 30day notice of a public hearing, said Sidlowski. The Class 1 notice is standard for any time the board proposes a law change for a boating ordinance, because these changes require a public hearing, noted Sidlowski.

Yahr: family wanted to give back to community

bankroll itself. Each year, the foundation will award three $1,000 scholarships that would follow the students through college, meaning an awardee will receive $1,000 per year, or $4,000 for four years. Eventually, there will be a pool of 12 students receiving funds every year. If the value of the foundation increases over time, Three Lakes School can choose to augment the amount of the scholarships, according to Yahr. We always wanted to do this, and its unfortunate it came about in this way, but you play the cards youre dealt, said Warren Yahr, who added Laura and Steven were in complete agreement with the decision. They told me they wanted no part of the settlement money, that it should go for scholarships, he said. I couldnt have been more proud of my children. Each of the three family members will choose a scholarship awardee, with ladies going first, according to Yahr. My daughter will choose one of the applicants, then my son, and then Ill pick one, he said. Yahr said he and Carol moved to Three Lakes in 1985 and immediately fell in love with the area. Carol substitute taught in both Three Lakes and Eagle River, volunteered at the schools, served as chairwoman of the Demmer Memorial Library Board, was on the Three Lakes School/Community Art Association and worked on the Three Lakes Center for the Arts in the Northwoods. She was a very gifted teacher and she used those gifts heavily, said Yahr. She was into everything and was very talented and used it very generously. High school guidance counselor Gene Welhoefer expressed gratitude on behalf of Three Lakes School District. Were extremely grateful to the Yahr family for creating this scholarship fund which will benefit our students in the future, he said. We look forward to working with the Yahrs as they search for students to reward for making positive choices.

response rate of 36.3%. Part of the town boards reasoning for calling the meeting is to discuss where the respondents live, according to Sidlowski. We thought, what the heck, lets just look and see what this survey says, he said. Im going to invite a representative to come and review the results for the board, talk about the history of it, explain how it came about and who all these respondents were. What the board will do, said Sidlowski, is take the survey





Vilas panel seeks $1.2 million loan for communications




WHAT A CHANGE Just one week ago, the North Woods was covered with more than two feet of snow following a 16-inch snowfall. But recent warm temperatures have changed the landscape dramatically in just seven days. Some of the spring-like scenes Monday included: above, high water on the Wisconsin River below the Otter Rapids Dam; right, open water on the Wisconsin River above the dam; and below, a deteriorating snowmbile trail west of Eagle River. Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

The Vilas County Law Enforcement Committee will ask the county board to authorize bonding for $1,236,000 to upgrade the emergency communications system with local fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS). According to Lt. Gary Peske, the federal narrowband mandate has created radio transmission dead spots in the county that affect local emergency communications. We have individuals whose pagers do not receive our signal, Peske told the committee. Our fire system has been upgraded, but the footprint (of the signal) has not been increased. Simply adding a site or two will not accomplish what we want. Peske explained dispatching for fire and EMS is a complicated procedure and prone to human error. We can send four separate pages off four different towers and, if we miss a tower or pick a different one, we have problems, he explained. The system upgrade will include towers in Conover, Presque Isle, a site in the Arbor Vitae area, and enabling a site in Eagle River plus eight existing sites in the core configuration. Under this system were asking for, we will be able to page individuals accurately and, if need be, page all the county at one time, such as when storms hit, he explained. The major part of the cost

will be $657,000 for equipment and installation at 11 sites. Peske said three microwave relays between towers will increase communication efficiency. He said the purchases would be made using state bid pricing, if available. Following Peskes presentation, the committee approved the resolution for the county board. Peske resigns In other action, the committee accepted the resignation of Peske and was informed by Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich that Deputy Dale Soltow will be the new communications lieutenant. The committee also approved a request to fill the vacant deputy position created by Soltows move to communications lieutenant. The county board also must approve the request. Tomlanovich expressed his concerns over overtime rules and insurance deductibles in the new county employee handbook, noting there are three different rules for staff depending on if they are a corrections officer, a deputy or secretarial staff. Human resources manager Janna Kahl agreed the Fair Labor Standards Act has different overtime rules for various positions, admitting she didnt think the (county) Personnel Committee is really aware of whats happening.

Two Pines seniors expelled




Vilas committee rejects department plan to rent space at Wall Street location in city



The Vilas County Commission on Agings plan to rent space outside the courthouse ran into opposition during a meeting of the Forestry and Land Committee last week, not because the department doesnt need extra space but due to the lack of transparency on how it was done. Commission on Aging director Joe Fortmann told the committee he has located a building at 521 Wall St. in Eagle River where they could share space with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). We have an opportunity to co-locate with ADRC and share costs, Fortmann told the committee. We will be able to lease space from Visner Design, but it does require significant renovation of $20,000 up-front remodeling costs. Supervisor Sig Hjemvick agreed the commissions present space in the courthouse is not adequate for the programs offered and consumer confidentiality required, but said he was bothered by the process Fortmann used.

I know you need space. My problem comes in I cant understand, when we need space, we dont advertise to find whats out there, Hjemvick said. This isnt very transparent when you go to an individual and not find what other space is available, said Hjemvick. It really bothers me because we did that with the health department. Who has space available? We advertise when we hire and we dont advertise to look for space. Its a reasonable expectation; this is not transparent at all. Supervisor Bob Egan agreed with Hjemvick. Vilas Village Mall lobbied us heavily (when we were looking for space) and, at the present time, were not giving them fair opportunity. St. Germain has a vacant Eliason building and Phelps will have a vacant nursing home, said Egan. Fortmann rejected the idea of moving the office to another community. To move a county department to Phelps or St. Germain, I cant see that happening; doesnt work at all, he said, indicating they did look at 12 to 15 locations in Eagle River. Supervisor Ralph Sitzberger

also said he was uncomfortable having a department head selecting a location without soliciting proposals. I would like to see this sent back and put out for bids, said Sitzberger. I cant vote for this. It always bothers me that it has to be done right now; we should have time to look for space. Hjemvick agreed that if the county advertised, it could list the requirements the Commission on Aging was looking for and see what response it would get. My argument is the same, Do we really know whats available out there? he asked. Sitzberger made a motion that was passed unanimously to send the proposal back and put it out for bids. It was noted the committee could convene a meeting if needed to make a

decision. Other action In other action, the Forestry and Land Committee accepted bids on two parcels of tax-foreclosed lands in the Mill Creek area of Land O Lakes. Lot 1, consisting of 13 acres, received a bid of $13,094 and Lot 6, covering 33 acres, had a bid of $31,027. Both bids were from Ed and Susan Bonack and both were accepted. Assistant Forest Administrator John Gagnon reported February timber receipts of $32,950. He told the committee the spring timber sale will include 17 sites on the county forest.

Two Northland Pines High School seniors were permanently expelled last week for their involvement with prescription drugs and marijuana, a school district official announced. According to District Administrator Mike Richie, the two male seniors will be provided off-campus online work and there is no chance of them returning to the high school or the Phoenix Center, a facility on the school grounds which offers alternative educational opportunities for students. In addition, the two students are not allowed on school grounds without permission from the high school principal. One senior was expelled for illegal prescription drug use and for illegally selling and distributing prescription drugs to other students. The other senior was expelled for marijuana use and use of prescription drugs that did not belong to him. Use of prescription drugs

is a growing problem in all school districts across the nation and the Northland Pines district will not tolerate the unauthorized use or distribution of prescription drugs or medication, said Richie. Richie said school officials are committed to maintaining a safe environment for all Northland Pines students. We want the message to be very clear there will be severe consequences for any student who is involved in the illegal use, sale or distribution of prescription drugs or medications, said Richie. Both students will be given the opportunity to make up credits so they can earn a high school diploma, but will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies, according to Richie. The board of educations decision supports the no-tolerance philosophy of the district on this issue, said Richie. Both students also were referred to juvenile authorities.


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LeRoy G. Campbell
LeRoy G. Campbell of Three Lakes died Thursday March 1, 2012. He was 76. Mr. Campbell was born Aug. 6, 1935, in Milwaukee and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angeline Funke and Michael Skupien; one son, Timothy in 1979; and his wife, Louise, in 1994. His survivors include his brother, Danny Funke; two stepdaughters, Barbara Vitrano and Kathleen (John) Antoni; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his special friend, Barbara Friedli. A funeral service will be held at a later date.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and three brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Edgerton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Ehlert Funeral Home and Cremation Services, U.S. Highway 51 South, Edgerton, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 8 p.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. Josephs Catholic Church Elevator Fund (590 S. St., Joseph Circle, Edgerton, WI 53534). The family wishes to say a special thank-you to Dr. Prendergast, Nurse Shirley, and everyone at the Oncology Department at St. Marys Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Mom over the past two years. We also want to thank everyone at Agrace Hospice. We want to give a very special thank-you to BrightStar, especially to Amy and Chanin, for their excellent care of Mom during her final week . . . we are forever grateful that we were able to have Mom at home. Finally, an extra special thank-you to Rich and Ellen Gilbertson, Joan Poettgen, and to all of Moms friends for always being there and watching over Mom all these years . . . you will never know how much that meant!

Dolores Margaret Manghera

Dolores Margaret Manghera, 79, of Edgerton, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home with her loving family MANGHERA at her side. She was born on Jan. 26, 1933, in Reedsville, Wis., daughter of the late John and Margaret (Mandlick) Van Der Louis. She was united in marriage on June 28, 1965, in Reedsville, to Peter Paul Manghera. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1998. She was a longtime member of St. Josephs Catholic Church, Edgerton. Dolores had worked as a secretary at the Brillion Iron Works and also the Reedsville School District. She loved volunteering. She was on St. Josephs Parish Church Council, a Eucharistic Minister, a Religious Education Teacher for 29 years, on the Council for Catholic Women, Rock County Deanery International Chairperson, on the Edgerton Community Outreach Board and a volunteer, the Edgerton Federation of Womens Club, where she served as co-president, the Edgerton Hospital Auxiliary and the Marquette Club. Her special love was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Dolores is survived by three sons, Peter (Sheila) Manghera, Carrollton, Texas, Michael (Mary) Manghera, Janesville, and Mark (Rebekah) Manghera, DeForest, Wis.; six grandchildren, Olivia, Ariana, Carmen, Miranda, Matthew and Peter.

Road limits:
lowing roads will have limits imposed: all of Highway A; all of Highway B; Highway C from Chippewa Drive to Tenderfoot Road; Highway D from Highway 51 to Highway H; all of Highway E; Highway G from Germond Road to Highway 45; all of Highway H; Highway J from Fishers Landing Road to South Highway 70; all of Highway M; all of West Highway N; East Highway N from Beyer Road to Woodboro; all of Highway O; Highway Q from Highway 45 to Langlade County; Highway W from Golf Course Road to Highway 17; and Highway Y from the south county line to Highway 51. Weight limits in Three Lakes and Phelps also went into effect Monday. For more information, contact the Three Lakes town shop at (715) 5463530 or Gerald Niemisto in Phelps at (715) 545-2471. In addition, Town Chairman Scott Maciosek announced that weight restrictions were posted on all town of Cloverland roads Monday. Weight limits also have been issued as far west as Lac du Flambeau. Town officials remind area residents to get permission from local authorities before scheduling any heavy deliveries such as propane fuel, heating oil or septic service.


Victor Victory Cerra

Vic has gone to that great hockey arena in the sky on March 6, 2012, while in hospice at Lillian Kerr Nursing Home. Born March 29, 1928, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan; daughter, Cheryl Merkes, of Oshkosh; son, Bernard (Jane) of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Richard; and son-in-law, Mike Merkes.

Frances Diann Fordham

Frances Diann Fordham, a resident of Eagle River and North Land O Lakes, Mich., died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her home. She was 83. She was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of John and Frances McDermott. Ms. Fordham played the organ at St. Mary of the Snows Anglican Church in Eagle River. She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas of Arizona; and one brother, Lawrence of Colorado. Survivors include one daughter, Holly (Dick) Norberg of North Land O Lakes, Mich.; two sons, John of Eagle River and David of Libertyville, Ill.; one brother, Jim (Carolyn) of Land O Lakes; and six grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 10, at St. Marys of the Snows Anglican Church in Eagle River.

Frozen road law Forecasts for warming weather throughout northern Wisconsin prompted the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) to end the frozen road declaration for Zone 1 March 14. With the addition of Zone 1, Wisconsins frozen road law is now suspended statewide. Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions are already in effect for zones 2 through 5 and will take effect in Zone 1 March 14. Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from overweight trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground. More information regarding Class II roadways and roadway postings is available online at Declaration of spring thaw also means suspension of most divisible-load overweight permits. Information on overweight permits is available at A recorded message with information on road restrictions is available by calling (608) 2668417. County highways, town roads and city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less.


Stuart Stu F. Hunt

Stuart Stu F. Hunt, age 75, a resident of Land O Lakes, Wis., formerly of Waukesha, Wis., peacefully went home to the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2012, while at his home. He was born on Jan. 10, 1937, in Medford, Wis., to Frank and Julianna Hunt. He was married to Mary Heidenreich on Aug. 5, 1961, in Escanaba, Mich. Stu worked for Wausau Insurance Co. for 32 years, starting as a claims adjuster and completing his career as a sales representative in southeastern Wisconsin. Stu was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed golf, bowling and attending Packer games. He was the trail boss for the Frosty Snowmobile Club and was a member of the Optimist Club in Milwaukee, Wis. Stu proudly served in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Hunt; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hunt, of Land O Lakes; daughter, Susan (Sam) Seidler of Mountain, Wis.; sons, Merritt Hunt of Milwaukee; and Montgomery (Pamela) Hunt of Mequon, Wis.; seven grandchildren; other family and many friends. Visitation will be held with the family Saturday, May 26, 2012, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Ministry Home Care Inc., the Black Oak Lake Riparian Foundation or the Frosty Snowmobile Club. Arrangements by GaffneyBusha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis.

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John Tomlanovich Sr.

John Tomlanovich Sr., a lifelong resident of Eagle River, died Saturday March 10, 2012 at Ministry Saint Marys Hospital in Rhinelander. He was 91. Mr. Tomlanovich was born in Eagle River October 21, 1920, to Michael and Eva Tomlanovich Jr. Mr. Tomlanovich was an area landscaper and caretaker for many years. He enjoyed hunting and trapping. He was the last of seven children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona, in 2003 and his daughter, Linda, in 1983. He is survived by his daughters, Alyce (Ward) Polzin of Crivitz, Gayle (Dale) Ayers of Eagle River, and Lori Enhert of Cedarburg; sons John Jr. (Marion) Tomlanovich of Greenville, S.C., Adam (Kristi) Tomlanovich of Yorkville, Ill., Thomas (Holly) Tomlanovich of Eagle River, Edward (Cindy) Tomlanovich of Eagle River and Mike (Carolyn) Tomlanovich of Eagle River; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday March 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River. Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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Jordan Jordy Italia

J o r d a n Jordy Italia, 86, passed away on March 8, 2012. Preceded in death by wife, Dorothy. Survived by sons, Tom, ITALIA R o b e r t (Karen); daughter, Susan (Roy); and two grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) and Sara; great-grandchild, Kelsey; and nieces and nephews. Jordy grew up on the north side of Chicago, and attended Lane Tech High School. He joined the Marines in 1943, as a member of the Marine Scout Bomber Squadron (VMSB) 343 and served on Okinawa. He spent his retirement in the comfort of his Wisconsin lake home, thanks to his caregivers from Aspirus VNA Home Health Care, and to his good friends, Rudy and Ginny Rinka, who introduced him to the beautiful Three Lakes Chain. Jordy loved enjoying pizza and laughter with the Cozzi family, and more laughter with the Swansons at Eagle Waters Resort fish fries, where everyone there treated him with love and respect. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Jordys name to the American Legion Scholarship Fund, Post 431, 1795 Superior St., P.O. Box 103, Three Lakes, WI 54562.


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T hank You!
A big THANK-YOU to our friends and readers for your kind words during the passing of our father and husband. Your thoughtfulness and support through cards, flowers and memorials gives us courage to face tomorrow. The loss of our father was very much unexpected and tragic. Dad (Lyle) will never be forgotten and always in our hearts. We will continue to share his love of family and friends by sharing it with others. A special prayer he left us with reminds us of what kind of person he was.

Give Whats Left of Me Away

Now that Im gone, Remember me with a smile and laughter. Cry with your brother or sister who walks in the grief beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around anyone and give to them what you need to give to me. I want to leave you something, something much better than words or sounds. Look for me in the people Ive known and loved or helped in some special way, Let me live in your eyes as well as your mind. You can love me most by letting your love live within the circle of your arms, embracing the frightened one. Love does not die, people do. So, when all thats left of me is love, Give me away as best you can. Ill see you in heaven where Ill be waiting.

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Vilas County Sheriff A total of 253 complaints were entered by Vilas County Sheriff s Department dispatchers last week. In addition to those with sufficient detail to report below, a review shows at least four vehicle accidents, four car/deer collisions, one request for agency assistance, five ambulance requests, three animal problems, one battery, two burglaries, 17 burglar alarms, 11 requests for citizens assistance, one report of criminal damage to property, five disturbances, one domestic violence complaint, one fire, two reports of found property, one fireworks complaint, one report of fraud, two reports of harassment, two reports of hazardous conditions, five juvenile problems/runaways, four reports of suspicious circumstances, nine thefts, eight traffic violations, one trespassing, one vacation check, four welfare checks, 12 911 hang ups, two snowmobile violations and three snowmobile accidents. At least 24 calls were referred to the Eagle River Police Department, and there were at least 15 informational or procedural entries. In the past two weeks, at least 24 people were booked at the Vilas County Jail, including four for operating while intoxicated, one for bail jumping, five for probation violations, three for operating without a license, one for possession of drug paraphernalia, three for battery, one for operating after revocation, one for an injunction violation, one for criminal damage, one for forgery and two for burglary. The inmate population ranged from 65 to 74. As of March 12, there were 73 inmates. Sunday, March 11 - 8:13 p.m. - A vehicle/deer accident was reported on Highway 17 near Highway 45 in the town of Washington, involving Kelsey Y. Rychlock of Three Lakes. Saturday, March 10 - 2:19 p.m. - A vehicle/deer accident was reported on Highway 70 and Jackson Lane in St. Germain, involving Michael J. Lipinski of Eagle River. Eagle River Police Among the calls received by Vilas County dispatchers were at least 24 calls for the Eagle River Police. These included three burglar alarms, one animal problem, three requests for citizens assistance, three disturbances, one report of suspicious circumstances, one nonreportable traffic accident, three incidents of property damage, one ambulance request, one report of disorderly conduct, one domestic violence complaint, one parking problem, one vacation check, one request for officer assistance, one search warrant, one sexual assault and one traffic violation. Three Lakes Police The Three Lakes Police Department reported one 911 hangup, one vehicle accident, one alarm, two ambulance requests, one request for motorist assistance, two suspicious circumstances, one theft and five traffic stops.

PESKE RETIRES Lt. Gary Peske (left) received a plaque of recognition signed by Gov. Scott Walker from Vilas County Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich (center) and Law Enforcement Committee Chairman Bob Egan. Peske has retired after 36 years in law

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Lac du Flambeau man, 52, faces multiple drug-related charges

A 52-year-old Lac du Flambeau man, who faces multiple drug-related charges including delivering a prescription drug and possession of cocaine, made an appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court last week. James J. Calles is charged with manufacturing or delivering a prescription drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and misdemeanor bail jumping. Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III set a preliminary hearing for Calles for March 28 at 10 a.m. According to the complaint, Calles sold two 10-mg. hydrochloride pills to a law enforcement officer for $100 during a controlled purchase Feb. 24 in Lac du Flambeau. Officers later executed a search warrant at his residence and allegedly found a glass pipe, metal pipes, a plate with a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine, a digital scale, two empty tube containers with a white powdery substance and a burnt piece of steel wheel. The three possession charges stemmed from the search warrant. In other felony cases, Adam J. Boone, 28, of Arbor Vitae, charged with possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over for arraignment. Boone entered a not-guilty plea and Judge Nielsen set a pretrial conference for April 10 at 11:30 a.m. According to the complaint, law enforcement officers arrested Boone at his residence in Arbor Vitae Jan. 4 because he failed to pay a warrant of $409.50 in Oneida County. At the residence, officers found a bong, pipe, a marijuana plant and a small plastic bag that tested positive for marijuana. Ashley K. Burnett, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, found guilty of manufacturing or delivering a prescription drug, had her sentence withheld and was placed on probation for three years. In addition, a felony bail jumping charge was amended to misdemeanor obstructing and she was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail on that charge. Conditions of Burnetts probation include: fined $1,355.50, four months in the county jail consecutive to the other jail sentence, no prescriptions unless prescribed by a doctor, and alcohol and other drug abuse counseling and treatment. Burnett sold two Oxycodone tablets for $50 in a controlled purchase in the Ojibwe Market parking lot in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 14, 2010. The misdemeanor conviction came as a result of failing to appear for a court date Feb. 20, 2012. Lawrence A. Sweet, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, had a felony bail jumping charge dismissed and pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle after revocation. He was fined $505. Sweet was arrested Aug. 11, 2011, in Lac du Flambeau for driving a vehicle with a revoked drivers license. He previously was convicted of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated in Ashland County and had a no-drive stipulation. Lynn E. Chapman, charged with delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotics, had a preliminary hearing set for March 22 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint, Chapman sold four Vicodin pills for $20 to an investigator in a controlled purchase June 15, 2011, in Lac du Flambeau. Kristina R. Ramirez, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing set for April 9 at 11 a.m. While Ramirez didnt qualify for a public defender, the court appointed attorney Anne Katte to represent her with the condition that Ramirez pay $100 a month directly to Katte starting April 1 while the case is pending. Quentin C. Negani, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, both party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing adjourned to a later date as warrants have been issued for two witnesses. Negani is alleged to have taken a television valued at $800, a PlayStation III valued at $400, and five to seven video games valued at $50 to $79 each from an apartment at 379 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 10. According to the complaint, Negani is alleged to have kicked in the back door of the apartment. The door repair was valued at $400. Thomas Y. Walsh, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two counts of felony bail jumping. A charge of burglary of a building or dwelling was dismissed, but will be read in at sentencing. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for April 23 at 1:30 p.m. Several other misdemeanor charges were dismissed.

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ment from Bill Williams, president of Gogebic Taconite LLC. We are ending plans to invest in Wisconsin. Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) said he was disappointed the state Senate failed to approve the iron mining legislation. Both Tiffany and Rep. Dan Meyer (R-Eagle River) voted for the legislation. In a once-in-a-generation opportunity, the Senate, including our senator, Jim Holperin, said no to a $1.5 billion investment in our future, said Tiffany. Significant compromises were made to the Assembly version of iron mining legislation in order to pass a bill that would create hundreds of high-paying jobs in the North. Even with the compromises, 17 senators said no. Tiffany said Wisconsin missed an opportunity to bring jobs to the North Woods. It is distressing to see families in our area leaving for greener pastures like the Bakken Oil Field in North Dakota, said Tiffany. I am already hearing from business in our district how detrimental this failed legislation could be for them. Kim Simac, a Tea Party leader and founder of the North Woods Patriots, said in a statement Monday that the mining debacle illustrates why citizens are frustrated by the actions of their elected officials. At a time when jobs are desperately needed in this region, the Wisconsin Senate has once again been caught holding industry hostage to excessive taxation and over-burdensome regulations. Environment wins But Clean Wisconsin government relations director, Amber Meyer Smith, said the environment is the big winner after the state Senate rejected the Joint Finance Committees version of the open-pit mining bill. Fitzgerald sent the bill to the Joint Finance Committee after the special committee on mining couldnt agree on legislation that would receive Assembly and Senate approval. The Wisconsin Senate stood with the people of Wisconsin by rejecting the Joint Finance Committees version of the open-pit mining bill, which rolls back commonsense environmental protections and limits the voice of the people in the mine permit process, said Smith. Over the last few months, Wisconsin residents have made one thing clear they oppose weakening environmental standards for mining. We applaud the 17 senators who listened to the voice of Wisconsin residents and stood up to the bully tactics of out-of-state mining interests by opposing this bill. Smith recognized the efforts of senators Dale Schultz (RRichland Center) and Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), who reached across party lines and took a stand against weakening environmental protections. As the session winds to a close, we will be vigilant of any attempt to weaken environmental protections for mining, said Smith. Holperin, who voted against the Senate version of the mining bill, said he could have supported the legislation introduced by Schultz and Jauch. He said it would do all that the mining companies have requested, except relax state environmental protections related to mining. The 570-day deadline (versus 360 days in Assembly version) for conducting a mine permitting process is specific, gives predictability, and is consistent with mining laws in other states, said Holperin. The bill allows adequate public input, including the ability for a contested case hearing within the 570 day time frame. Holperin said if mining interests need less-strict environmental rules, then they need to state specifically what changes are needed, and those should be considered as part of the dialogue necessary to reach a consensus on new mining legislation. Referring to the Assembly version of the bill, Meyer said there were plenty of environmental protections. To obtain a permit, a mining company would have to go through a nine-step exploration process, a nine-step bulk sampling process and a 16-step ferrous mining permit process, he said. Meyer said the pre-application phase would last at least one year, followed by a permitting phase of 360 days. He also said AB 426 still required a company to go through the Environmental Protection Agency regulations and be approved by the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers. Safe method Gogebic Taconite officials and Republicans have argued that iron ore mining is safer than other forms of metallic mines and could operate under a more flexible set of regulations. Williams recently made a presentation at the Eagle River Rotary Club meeting, saying the iron ore located in the Penokee Range between Hurley and Mellen was an oxide deposit that would be mined and separated from the rock with a magnetic separation process. There is no sulfur present which would allow that sulfur to react with the water or the air, causing this acid mine drainage and runoff which everyone is afraid of, said Williams. And there are places in the world where that is a problem. There are places in the United States where that is a problem. But at the same time, you look at the White Pine mine (in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan), which is a copper sulfide mine; its been shut down now for 20 years and still hasnt got acid mine drainage. Williams said if a permit was approved for the mine in Wisconsin, it would result in 2,800 jobs in the first two years and would include the construction of a $1.5 million plant. He said equipment would be purchase from manufacturers from across the state. Its not just looking at northern Wisconsin, its going to help all corners of the state, said Williams. Its helping the economics in all places, including 600 to 700 jobs at the mine, for a $60,000 a year average, plus $20,000 in benefits. In addition, there would be an estimated 2,100 jobs not directly related with the mine. He said there were concerns that the region is designated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as an area of special natural resources interest (ASNRI). This is special to the state of Wisconsin, which sets six criteria and an evaluator goes in. If he sees just one of the criteria, the way the law is set up, you cant use that ore body, said Williams, who noted the Penokee Range did not include any ASNRI designations. But DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp said some flexibility is needed to change the landscape to get at the ore deposit. Recognizing this fact, this bill required that the mining company avoid and minimize impacts to wetlands and navigable water, said Stepp. If such impacts could not be avoided, mitigation at a rate of 1.5 acres to 1 acre was required. It is important to note that under current mining law, no such mitigation is required. Former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson also was in Eagle River for the Rotary meeting and commented on the mine. Wisconsin was started as a mining state in 1836 when the miners came into southwestern Wisconsin and started mining, said Thompson. Our map, our flag depict mining as a stability for the state of Wisconsin. I also was the last governor to approve a mine, which is Flambeau which is smaller. Im here to tell all the people that Flambeau turned out wonderfully and now has over 10 miles of hiking trails over 10 acres of reclaimed wetland, and tourism comes to view the mine as one of the beautiful things in Ladysmith. In addition to environmental issues, key areas of disagreement in the permitting legislation have included: deadlines for the DNR to make a decision; the use of quasi-judicial hearing processes known as a contested case; and how much fundings from the mine should to local units of government.

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Conservation Reserve Program sign-up to continue until April 6

Susan Hunter, director of USDAs Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Rhinelander, announced that general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) will continue through April 6. During the sign-up period, farmers may offer eligible land for CRPs competitive general sign-up at their local county FSA office. Over the past 25 years, CRPs benefits have grown, thanks to many unexpected but welcomed improvements to our natural resources cleaner water, improved air quality, better habitat for wildlife, viewing opportunities of that wildlife and, of course, a huge reduction in soil erosion, said Hunter. Land currently not enrolled in CRP may be offered in this sign-up, provided all eligibility requirements are met. Additionally, current CRP participants with contracts expiring on Sept. 30, 2012, may make new contract offers. Contracts awarded under this sign-up are scheduled to become effective Oct. 1, 2012. The FSA, which administers the CRP, will evaluate and rank eligible CRP offers using an Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) that shows the environmental benefits to be gained from enrolling the land in CRP. The EBI consists of five environmental factors (wildlife, water, soil, air and enduring benefits) and cost. For more information, visit Producers in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties can contact the FSA office at (715) 362-5941, ext 104.

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(Six Weeks, 3/14-4/18/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11-CV-394 Code: 30404 - Foreclosure ______________________________________________ HORIZON CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. ESTATE OF AGNES M. KRAFT, Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on January 24, 2012, in the amount of $49,673.00, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE: May 17, 2012 TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Lobby Vilas County Courthouse 330 Court Street, Eagle River TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to Vilas County Sheriffs Dept. (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten (10) days after the courts confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is and subject to all real estate taxes, liens and encumbrances. PROPERTY DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land in the SW of the SE , Section 22, Township 40 North, Range 8 East, St. Germain Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the South one-quarter corner of said Section 22; thence North 8904'35" West along the South line of said Section 22, 180.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 0032'46" West, 180.00 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 0035'43", 66.02 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 8912'00" East, 853.12 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe being on the Easterly right of way line of Lilac Drive; thence North 0035'43" West, 185.37 feet along said right of way line to an iron pipe; thence South 8928'24" East, 373.49 feet to an iron pipe being on the Westerly right of way line of Pinewood Drive; thence South 0035'43" East, 187.16 feet along said right of way line to an iron pipe being on the Northerly right of way line of Little Lane; thence North 8912'00" West, 373.53 feet along said right of way line to the Point of Beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1635 Pinewood Dr., St. Germain, WI 54558. Dated: March 12, 2012. Frank Tomlanovich, Sheriff Vilas County, Wisconsin Mark C. Darnieder Attorney for Plaintiff Darnieder & Geraghty 735 N. Water St., Suite 930 Milwaukee, WI 53202 1004


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Shopko, Pamida merger complete

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The merger between two of the nations leading Midwestbased general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller rural communities. With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states with more than 20,000 employees. Financial details of the merger were not disclosed. Shopko will be headquartered in Green Bay and Pamidas corporate headquarters in Omaha will be consolidated into the Green Bay office over the next several months. Shopko president, chairman and CEO W. Paul Jones will retain his position, providing leadership for the combined company. Pamida CEO John Harlow will serve on the leadership team and help direct the integration process. A great deal of work and planning was required to get us to this point, and were excited that the merger is now complete so we can begin to move forward as one organization, said Jones. Our aim is to combine the best of both companies as we become one Shopko team with a shared vision to become the nations leading general merchandise retailer focused on serving smaller communities across the country with our Shopko Hometown store format. Shopko also announced the conversion plans for Pamida stores, including the Eagle River store, to the Shopko Hometown store format by the end of 2012. As part of the continual review process, the company also has identified six stores that will not go through conversion and will be closed in August. The Shopko Hometown retail format has been developed over the past three years to augment Shopkos larger store model. Shopko Hometown combines pharmacy services with a broad offering of national brands and private-label brands of apparel, home furnishings, toys, consumer electronics, seasonal items, and lawn and garden products all in easy-to-shop store formats that range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet. Shopko announced approximately $80 million will be invested into Pamida store conversions which will begin in June and occur in phases through the end of the year. Each individual store conversion will take approximately five to six weeks from start to finish and will include new interior and exterior signage, updated, supplemented fixtures, improved store design and layout, as well as an expanded merchandise mix. Were eager to get the Pamida store conversion process under way and start to bring Shopko Hometown to more communities, said Jones. Over the past two years, seven Pamida stores have already been successfully transitioned to the Shopko Hometown format. Weve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers in these communities who tell us they appreciate the improved shopping experience and access to a broader, differentiated selection of merchandise, including products and brands previously not available in their community. These improvements, coupled with the same great team and customer service, as well as a continued commitment to support the local community, give us confidence that Shopko Hometown will be well received by Pamidas customers, said Jones. Once Pamidas chainwide conversions are complete, the company plans to accelerate the addition of new Shopko Hometown stores in the second half of 2012 and into 2013.

TRACK SIDE DONATES Track Side in Eagle River recently donated a total of $1,280 to four area snowmobile clubs, in addition to $680 donated through the BRP Club Support program. Taking part in the presentation of $1,960 were, from left, Ken Storms, Sno-

Eagles, $740; Jim Nykolayko, Three Lakes Trails, $4,620; Track Side owner Butch Grenier; Bob Payseur of the Conover Sno-Buddies, $300; and Dick Schultz, Phelps Snowmobile Club, $300. Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

North Woods task force to focus on reducing prescription drug abuse

A coalition of North Woods tribes, health organizations and law-enforcement agencies have formed a task force to explore strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse. The task force met recently at the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council offices in Lac du Flambeau. State Sen. Jim Holperin (DEagle River) said the meeting is a crucial step in raising awareness. It will take community attention and involvement to stop this trend. The newly created task force is a good forum for open, frank discussion on solutions to reduce prescription drug abuse, Holperin said. According to a new report issued by the Wisconsin Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. The report cites a 2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health which revealed more than 7 million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs. Each day, approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time, according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Most abused are drugs like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and other opiates. Lac du Flambeau Tribal President Tom Maulson told the task force, Lac du Flambeau tribal leadership has declared a war on these drugs, and has a zero tolerance policy for their misuse or diversion. Bob Kovar, prevention specialist at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, addressed the group. Im not sure area youths understand the risks associated with these medications, since they get them from their home medicine cabinet, said Kovar. The truth is, these opiates are highly dangerous, very addictive and lead to lifethreatening problems like drugged driving. We need to raise awareness about this problem and be sure everyone in the community knows the dangers and risks. The task force identified several priorities for the next 12 months: improve local awareness of the methadone clinic, where treatment is available; engage local pharmacies to promote best practices for safely disposing of controlled substances; identify existing regional case management capacity and gaps that exist in both public and private health care; and explore and promote alternatives to managing pain with medication. Disposal of unneeded or expired prescription drugs is one step to reducing abuse. Residents can safely drop off medications at most police departments in the North Woods. Whether its alcohol or legal or illegal drugs, I think every one of us has had one or more family members who have had to deal with this issue, said Blain Nyberg, pharmacy manager at Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center. The problem is very complex and the solutions will have to be, too, said Nyberg. I believe education and public awareness are the foundations upon which these solutions should be built. Those in attendance agreed that cooperation between health-care providers and law-enforcement agencies is key to developing consistent policies for prescribing and monitoring use of addictive drugs. The task force agreed to continue meeting and to pursue the next steps.

Park: concert organizers to get more input

over parking, security and the impact of county services such as the sheriffs department. Unlike Oneida County, Vilas does not have a large-assembly ordinance. Were still working on the property, reminded Hjemvick. Whats the impact on neighbors? What if you get a week of rain and you have no storm shelters for 5,000 people? Egan reminded the group that Wayne Oldenburg purchased the property for $150,000 and then deeded it to the county as part of a land trade. He also donated another $175,000 to the county to develop the park for soccer and ball fields. I have a problem that Mr. Oldenburg has not been contacted (about this proposal), said Egan. This is an adult venue on land he has his name on whose use was specific for youth recreational activities. Referring back to the video, Egan indicated he would need assurances that what was shown on the video would not be what is planned at Oldenburg Sports Park. Hjemvick also said the rock concert may not be an appropriate use for the park. We build a program for youth out there and the neighbors supported us, Hjemvick said. We want to get this (park) finished and I think were premature in a large event out there and how we would accommodate it. The neighbors expect soccer and baseball, not rock bands. Sitzberger still supported trying it for one year and made a motion to give permission on a one-year trial basis. His motion died for lack of a second. Keiffer wanted direction on what the committee needed on the various issues brought up by supervisors. The list included input from the sheriff s department, emergency services, a parking plan, and town of Cloverland ordinances on lighting or amplified music, along with any county ordinances on smoking and alcohol issues. It also was suggested the baseball and softball associations be contacted for any issues they may have.

Body found in burned vehicle

The man found in a burned car in Lac du Flambeau last Tuesday has been identified as George Christensen Jr., 64, of Lac du Flambeau, according to authorities. The Vilas County Sheriffs Department, Vilas County Coroner and Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department are continuing their investigation of the vehicle fire and death. The Lac du Flambeau Fire Department and law enforcement officers were notified of the burning vehicle on West Pokegama Lake Trail in Lac du Flambeau about 10:09 p.m. last Tuesday. Upon police arrival a short time later, the vehicle was engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished by firefighters, authorities determined the vehicle was occupied.

Wood Duck House Distribution Event

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The real estate transactions listed below are being published at the request of many of our readers. The information is public record and reflects an index of each weeks transactions. Property transactions exceeding $10,000 recorded at the Vilas County Courthouse the past week and the transfer fee (at $3 per $1,000): March 5, 2012 Estate of Shirley Ann Splinter and Pers. Rep. Laurie Ann Brusky to Susan R. Berndt, prt NW SW in 36-40-10, gov lot 7, $105 Adam Gohlke et al to Randall L. Dyer and wife et al, lot 40 of plat 915 in Clearwater Lake Club Condo, $42 Robert J. Miller and wife to Kathleen A. Landeau, prt SE SW in 22-41-10, $285 Guardian Zana Darrow and Estate of Roselee J. Belden to Georgann S. Belden Trust, prt NE SE in 17-42-7, gov lot 3, plat 818 omitted lands 17-42-7, $360.60 Marie J. Noble et al to Jeremy T. Gill and wife, lot 7 of block 1 of plat 187 in Manitowish Heights, $525 Steven Kurkerewicz and wife to Jonathan L. Racine et al, lots 1 and 2 of plat 758 in Huettenbar Resort Condominium, $457.50 Jeffrey W. Drazewski to W.M. Martin Joint Revocable Trust, prt SW NE in 22-40-6, $450 BMO Harris Bank to Chester O. Medick and wife, prt SE NE in 14-40-11, gov lot 1, $390 March 7, 2012 Walter S. Engelbrecht and wife to Sandra L. Hafkey, prt SE SW in 6-42-10, $330 Vincent A. Solano Trust to Darin L. Fahrney, prt SW NE in 11-40-6, gov lot 3, prt SE NW in 11-40-6, gov lot 4, $1,080 C. Michael Hausman to Richard L. Voelker and wife, lot 7 of plat 852 in Little Star Lake Condominium, $576 March 8, 2012 Charles R. Blinka et al to Shane C. Dittrich and wife, lot 21 of plat 33 in Bobidosh Point Div. #2, $1,035 March 9, 2012 Joseph Panozzo Living Trust et al to Peter J. Machi and wife, lot 9 and out lot 1 of plat 39 in Buck Horn Estates, $1,290 Marianne Ashton to Brian R. Markusen and wife, prt NE NW, NW NW in 10-42-10, $135

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(Six Weeks, 3/14-4/18/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11-CV-29 Classification Code: 30301, 30304 & 30404 ______________________________________________ RIVER VALLEY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALBERT W. PETERSON, AMY L. PETERSON, STEVEN J. REGNIER, JEANNE M. REGNIER, CITIBANK NA, MINISTRY MEDICAL GROUP NORTHERN REGION, REINHART FOODSERVICE LLC, MARSHFIELD CLINIC, -andSTATE OF WISCONSIN, Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale entered in the above-captioned action on May 31, 2011 in the amount of $564,767.65 against the Defendants Albert W. Peterson and Amy L. Peterson (collectively, the Petersons), the undersigned Sheriff of Vilas County, or Sheriffs representative, will sell at public auction in the Vilas County Courthouse foyer, 330 Court Street, Eagle River, Vilas County, Wisconsin, on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. the Mortgaged Premises described by said judgment and described as follows: The property located in Vilas County, Wisconsin is legally described as set forth on the attached Exhibit A. Exhibit A PARCEL 1: PARCEL 1 of that certain Survey Map of Northwoods Surveyors, Inc. and William S. Cameron, Land Surveyor, dated January 1972, and revised August 1972, and being part of the unrecorded Plat of Birch Lake Resort and Campground, and more particularly described as: A parcel of land in Government Lot 3, Section 11, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Town of Winchester, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W (solar bearing) 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 2507.1 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 130.0 feet along the section line to the one-quarter corner common to Sections 2 and 11, marked by an iron pipe, witnessed by a railroad spike in a 12" White Pine bearing S 48 E, 34.3 feet; thence S 0 40' W, 261.4 feet along the West line of Government Lot 3 to the meander corner marked by en iron pipe near the Northerly shore of Birch Lake; thence S 78 22' E, 80.0 feet along the lake to an iron pipe; thence N 11 05' E, 284.3 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. The above lateral lot lines extend to the lake. Subject to an easement for telephone and electric power lines. Subject to an easement 20 feet in width approximately 280 feet from the lake for the purpose of ingress and egress to parcels to the East. Together with the right for ingress and egress to County Trunk Highway W over the easement road approximately 280 feet from the lake. PARCEL 2: PARCELS 2 & 3 of that certain Survey Map of Northwoods Surveyors, Inc. and William S. Cameron, Land Surveyor, dated January 1972, and revised August 1972, and being part of the unrecorded Plat of Birch Lake Resort and Campground, and more particularly described as: A parcel of land in Government Lot 3, in Section 11, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Town of Winchester, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft In East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W {solar bearing), 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 2177.1 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe; thence continuing S 89 20' W, 330.0 feet along the section line to an iron pipe; thence S 11 05' W, 284.3 feet to an iron pipe near the Northeasterly shore of Birch Lake; thence S 71 06' E, 100.0 feet and S 61 17' E, 100.0 feet along the lake to an iron pipe; thence N 29 07' E, 415.8 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. The above lateral lot lines extend to the lake. Subject to an easement for telephone and electric power lines. Subject to an easement 20 feet in width approximately 280 feet from the lake for the purpose of ingress and egress to parcels to the East. Together with the right for ingress and egress to County Trunk Highway W over the easement road approximately 280 feet from the lake. PARCEL 3: PARCELS 4 & 5 of that certain Survey Map of Northwoods Surveyors, Inc. and William S. Cameron, Land Surveyor, dated January 1972, and revised August 1972, and being part of the unrecorded Plat of Birch Lake Resort and Campground, and more particularly described as: A parcel of land in Government Lot 3, Section 11, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Winchester Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W (solar bearing), 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 1827.1 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 350.0 foot along the section line to an iron pipe; thence S 29 07' W, 415.8 feet to an iron pipe near the Northeasterly shore of Birch Lake; thence S 20 04' E, 100.0 feet and S 51 14' E, 100.0 feet along the lake to an iron pipe; thence N 34 33' E, 120.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence N 4111' E, 564.8 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 4: PARCEL 6 of that certain Survey Map of Northwoods Surveyors, Inc. and William S. Cameron, Land Surveyor, dated January 1972, and revised August 1972, and being part of the unrecorded Plat of Birch Lake Resort and Campground, and more particularly described as: A parcel of land in Government Lot 3, Section 11, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Winchester, Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89' 08 W, (solar bearing), 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 1440.2 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 386.9 feet along the section line to an iron pipe; thence S 41 11' W, 564.8 feet to an iron pipe; thence S 34 33' W, 120.0 feet to an iron pipe near the Northeasterly shore of Birch Lake; thence S 53 59' E, 100.0 feet along the lake to an iron pipe; thence N 51 48' E, 949.4 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. The above lateral lot lines extend to the lake. Subject to an easement for telephone and electric power lines. Together with the right for ingress and egress to County Trunk Highway W over the easement road approximately 210 feet from the lake on the Easterly line of said parcel. PARCEL 5: PARCELS 25 & 26 of that certain Survey Map of Northwoods Surveyors, Inc. and William S. Cameron, Land Surveyor, dated January 1972, and revised August 1972, and being part of the unrecorded Plat of Birch Lake Resort and Campground, and more particularly described as: A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 2, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Winchester Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W (solar bearing), 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 1205.2 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 1171.9 feet along the section line to an iron pipe; thence N 89 58' W, 316.3 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly right-of-way of County Trunk Highway W; thence N 89 54" E, 1180.0 feet along the right-of-way to an iron pipe; thence S 0 51' E, 386.9 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. Subject to an easement for telephone and electric power lines. EXCEPTING THEREFROM the East 3.00 acres of the following described parcel, which is a strip of land lying West of and abutting the East boundary of the following described parcel, having a perpendicular width of 347.10 feet, to-wit: A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and in the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 2, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Town of Winchester, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, Witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W, {solar bearing) 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 1205.2 feet along the section line to tha PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 1171.9 feet along the section line to an iron pipe; thence N 1 58' W, 316.3 feet to an iron pipe on the Southerly right-of-way of County Trunk Highway W; thence N 85 54' E, 1180.0 feet along the right-of-way to an iron pipe; thence S 0 51' E, 386.9 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. PARCEL 27: A parcel of land in the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 2, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Winchester Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the section corner common to Sections 1, 2, 11 & 12, marked by an axle shaft in East Birch Lake Road, witnessed by an iron pipe bearing N 89 08' W (solar bearing) 17.0 feet; thence S 89 20' W, 2377.1 feet along the section line to the PLACE OF BEGINNING, marked by an iron pipe. Thence continuing S 89 20' W, 260.0 feet along the section line to the one-quarter corner common to Sections 2 & 11 marked by an iron pipe, witnessed by a railroad spike in a 12" White Pine bearing S 48 E, 34.3 feet; thence N 0 17' W, 296.9 feet along the West line of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 to an iron pipe on the Southerly right-of-way of County Trunk Highway W; thence N 84 09' E, 141.6 feet along the right-of-way to an iron pipe; thence N 85 54' E, 110.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence S 1 58' E, 316.3 feet to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. Subject to an easement for telephone and electric power lines. Subject to an easement 20 feet in width over the existing road running Northerly near the West line of said parcel for purpose of ingress and egress to parcels to the South and East. NOW KNOWN AS Units 1 through 6 and 8 through 47 of BIRCH LAKE ESTATES CONDOMINIUM and the undivided interest in the Common and Limited Elements and Facilities appurtenant thereto, together with the exclusive use and right of easement of and in the limited common elements and facilities appurtenant to said units, being a condominium created under the Condominium Ownership Act of the State of Wisconsin by Declaration of Condominium of BIRCH LAKE ESTATES CONDOMINIUM, being part of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4, Section 2, and part of Government Lot 3, Section 11, Township 43 North, Range 5 East, Winchester Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, in accordance with the Declaration of Condominium as recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, Vilas County, dated December 21, 2006 and recorded December 21, 2006 In Vol. 1466 Records, Pages 218 through 245 as Document No. 451215, amended In Vol. 1466 Records, page 625 as Document No. 451285 and as recorded in Vol. 3 Condo Plats, pages 382 through 383 as Document No. 451214, amended in Vol. 1618 Records, page 296 as Document No. 474919. TERMS OF SALE: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten days after the courts confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. Bids made after the plaintiffs opening bid will be accepted in $100.00 increments only. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated this 14th day of March, 2012, at Eagle River, Wisconsin By: Frank Tomlanovich Vilas County Sheriff Vilas County, Wisconsin Drafted by: Scott A. Jackman, Esq. JACKMAN LAW FIRM, LLC 2620 Stewart Avenue, Suite 314 P.O. Box 1205 Wausau, WI 54402-1205 (715) 298-9445 1001 collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 0995 (Six Weeks, 2/15-3/21/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11-CV-270 ______________________________________________ BMO Harris Bank N.A. as successor to M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, Plaintiff, vs. David B. Dolezal and Peggy M. Dolezal, husband and wife; John Doe Tenant; River Valley Bank, Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE ______________________________________________ By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on December 30, 2011, I will sell at public auction in the Vilas County Courthouse, located at 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521, on April 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: A parcel of land being all in Lot 73 of the recorded Plat of KEYSTONE PARK located in Government Lot 1, Section 22, Township 40 North, Range 10 East, Township of Lincoln, Vilas County, Wisconsin, as being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot 73 being marked by an iron pipe on the Westerly right-of-way line of the Platted Town Road and the PLACE OF BEGINNING, thence S 45 30' 28" W 133.19 feet along said Westerly rightof-way line to an iron pipe marking the Southeast corner of said Lot 73, thence N 54 19' 55" W 265.46 feet (290 feet of record) along the Southerly line of said Lot 73 to an iron pipe on the shore of Duck Lake, thence North 45 37' 46" E 99.61 feet (100 feet of record) along said shore to an iron pipe on the Northerly line of said Lot 73, thence leaving said shore S 61 17' 59" E 273.01 feet (290 feet of record) along said Northerly line back to the PLACE OF BEGINNING. Including all lands lying between the meander line and the lateral lot lines extended to the waters edge. Tax Key No. 14-1076-01 THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL LEGAL ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: CASH or CASHIERS CHECK (10% downpayment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of Court approval). DATED at Eagle River, Wisconsin, on February 23, 2012. /s/ Frank Tomlanovich Sheriff of Vilas County, Wisconsin BASS & MOGLOWSKY, S.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff The above property is located at 1845 Duck Lake Road, Eagle River, WI 54521. 1972 provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated this 24th day of February, 2012 Matthew V. Plummer Blommer Peterman, S.C. State Bar No. 1072716 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 790-5719 Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditors attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 284848 994

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(Six Weeks, 3/7-4/11/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 10-CV-99 ______________________________________________ Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Inc., GreenPoint MTA Trust 2005-AR2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR2, Plaintiff, v. Thomas Scott Ebert Sr., Wendy J. Ebert and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., acting solely as a nominee for GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on June 8, 2010 in the amount of $205,252.74 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court's confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: On the front steps of the Vilas County Courthouse, Eagle River DESCRIPTION: Lots Eight (8) and Nine (9) in the Plat of WAKEFIELD ESTATES, being a part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Section Thirty-six, Township Forty North, Range Eight East of the Fourth Principal Meridian, St. Germain Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, according to the recorded plat thereof. Together with a 2/11th interest in Road Lot 1 as shown on the recorded plat of WAKEFIELD ESTATES. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7436 W Wakefield Lake Rd Saint Germain, WI 54558-8731 DATED: March 1, 2012 Gray & Associates, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff 16345 West Glendale Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2841 (414) 224-8404 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Gray & Associates, L.L.P. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 0982

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Vilas County is now accepting letters of interest from individuals who desire to serve as a citizen member of Vilas Countys Public Health Board. The Public Health Board meets monthly and consists of five county board supervisors and four citizen members who have a demonstrated interest or competence in the field of public health or community health, including a physician to act as medical advisor. The Board oversees the County Public Health Department in matters involving surveillance, investigation, control and prevention of communicable diseases, other disease prevention, health promotion and human health hazard control. Citizen members are appointed for a 2year term and may be reappointed for subsequent terms. Questions and letters of interest can be directed to: Vilas County Health Department, Attn: Jim Behling, 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521. The deadline for submittal is April 4, 2012. 976


(Four Weeks, 3/14-4/4/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11-CV-226 ______________________________________________ BMO Harris Bank, NA, as successor by merger to M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank f/k/a M&I Bank of Eagle River, Plaintiff, v. Kevin B. Kent, Defendant, State of Wisconsin, Department of Children and Families; West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Added Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE ______________________________________________ By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure made in the above-entitled action on August 30, 2011, I will sell at public auction in the Vilas County Courthouse, located at 330 Court Street, Eagle River, WI 54521, on March 8, 2012 Adjourned to April 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., all of the following described premises, to wit: A parcel of land being a part of Government Lot 5, Section 9, Township 40 North, Range 10 East, Lincoln Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point marking the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 5; thence Northerly along the East line of Government Lot 5 a distance of 265.0 feet to a point and the Place of Beginning of the parcel to be described; thence continue Northerly along the East line of Government Lot 5 a distance of 200.0 feet to a point; thence Westerly parallel to the South line of Government Lot 5 to the West line of Government Lot 5; thence Southerly along the West line of Government Lot 5 a distance of 200.0 feet to a point; thence Easterly parallel to the South line of Government Lot 5 to the East line of Government Lot 5 and the Place of Beginning. Tax Key No. G5-4 a/k/a 14-739 THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO ALL LEGAL ENCUMBRANCES. TERMS OF SALE: CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK (10% downpayment at sale, balance due within ten (10) days of Court approval). DATED at Eagle River, Wisconsin, on March 9, 2012. /s/ Frank Tomlanovich Sheriff of Vilas County, Wisconsin BASS & MOGLOWSKY, S.C., Attorneys for Plaintiff The above property is located at 2227 Highway 45 North, Eagle River, WI 54521. 999



(Six Weeks, 2/15-3/21/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11 CV 157 ______________________________________________ BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ESTATE OF DARLENE J. MUFFICK, et al., Defendant(s). ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 12, 2011, in the amount of $268,724.94 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 5, 2012 at 02:00 PM TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold as is and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. PLACE: at 330 Court Street, Eagle River, Wisconsin 54521 DESCRIPTION: A parcel of land in the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 14, Section 10, Township 42 North, Range 7 East, Town of Boulder Junction, Vilas County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the meander corner where the West line of the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 1 4 intersects the Southerly shore of Oswago Lake, marked by an iron pipe, witnessed. by a spike in a 6" Oak bearing South 56 West, 7.6 feet and a 5" Oak Bearing North 20 East, 5.7 Feet; thence South 0 39' East, (Solar Bearing) 142.7 feet along the West line of the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 14 to the place of beginning, marked by an iron pipe, thence continuing, South 0 39' East, 205.0 feet along the West line of the Northeast 14 of the Southwest 14 to an iron pipe; thence North 89 21 East, 200.0 feet to an iron pipe at the Northwesterly corner of the proposed town road; thence South 89 28' East, 30.0 feet along the Northerly Edge of the proposed town road to an iron pipe; thence North 0 40' West, 20.6 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 89 21' West, 115.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 0 39' West, 185.0 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 89 21' West, 115.0 feet to the place of beginning. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9894 Arrowhead Drive, Boulder Junction, WI 54512 TAX KEY NO.: 4-1246 Marie M Flannery State Bar # 1045309 Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 790-5719 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Blommer Peterman, S.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for the purpose. 283868 1987

(Three Weeks, 2/29-3/14/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT, VILAS COUNTY PROBATE Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 12-PR-10 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RAYMOND F. SCHOLLA, DATE OF DEATH: JANUARY 19, 2012. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 7-301945 and date of death 1-19-2012 was domiciled in Vilas County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 7712 State Hwy 70, St. Germain, WI 54558. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedents estate is June 8, 2012. 5. A claim may be filed at the Vilas County Courthouse, Eagle River, Wisconsin, Probate Branch. /s/ Dawn Halverson Probate Registrar February 17, 2012 John C. Houlihan Houlihan Law Firm, S.C. P.O. Box 630 Minocqua, WI 54548 (715) 356-1422, Bar No. 1016296 9989

Approximately mid-May 2012, up to 51 acres of Eurasian water milfoil on the Lower Eagle River Chain of Lakes will be treated with Navigate brand 2,4-D. Water-use restrictions will be posted at the public boat landings the day of the treatment. Riparian property owners within 150 feet of treatment sites will receive a copy of the WDNR chemical application permit prior to the date of treatment. Requests for a public information meeting regarding this proposed application of herbicides may be made to Harvey Overturf, 990 (715) 479-3483, within five days of this notice being published.
Do you have a business in Vilas County that relies heavily on foot traffic during the summer months to survive? Do you have too few products to sell to make it worth your while to invest in an e-commerce website so you can sell to a broader market? Do you have an e-commerce website but suffer from a lack of traffic or conversions because it is too expensive to optimize for search or drive traffic with pay-per-click advertising? Do you need to get your product or service in front of more customers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the VCEDC wants to hear from you. We are assessing the feasibility of a new program called BUY-VILAS. The mission of BUY-VILAS is to promote businesses located in Vilas County, Wisconsin, to consumers throughout the United States and beyond. With pooled resources, we can start an initiative to build an optimized members only e-commerce website to promote any product or service you have to offer via the worldwide web. This could be a hospitality package, a piece of art, a wood carving, a retail product, or any number of other items handmade, manufactured or dealer purchased that you want to sell to the public; items that you could sell more if you had a way to get it in front of more customers. We have outlined the program for your review on our website along with a video and case studies at Please go to this blog post and comment on whether or not you would participate in this initiative by becoming a member. Feel free to comment on any aspect of the program as outlined, anything you think is missing, or anything you might change to make the program better. If you qualify for participation, this program is for you and we want to tailor it for the greatest membership participation possible.



(Six Weeks, 2/29-4/4/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11-CV-262 ______________________________________________ JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, v. Jade A. Kopanski, Alisa A. Majewski a/k/a Alisa Kopanski and Marshfield Clinic, Defendants. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on September 27, 2011 in the amount of $89,285.96 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: April 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten days after the courts confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: On the front steps of the Vilas County Courthouse, Eagle River DESCRIPTION: Lot 5 of Certified Survey Map No. 1134 as recorded in Vol. 4 Certified Survey Map, page 388, being part of the SW of the SW , Section 35, Township 40 North, Range 10 East, Lincoln Township, Vilas County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1020 Taylor Lake Rd Eagle River, WI 54521-9300 DATED: February 15, 2012 Gray & Associates, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff 16345 West Glendale Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2841 (414) 224-8404 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Gray & Associates, L.L.P. is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If you have previously received a discharge in a chapter 7 bankruptcy case, this communication should not be construed as an attempt to hold you personally liable for the debt. 1995


(Three Weeks, 3/14-3/28/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 11 CV 399 Honorable Neal A. Nielsen III Case Code: 30404 ______________________________________________ Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. 7105 Corporate Drive PTX-B-209 Plano, TX 75024, Plaintiff, vs Edmund J. Burke, Jr. N1744 West Beach Drive Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Unknown Spouse of Edmund J. Burke, Jr. N1744 West Beach Drive Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Unknown Tenants 5086 State Hwy 70 West #4 Eagle River, WI 54521 Eagle River Tall Pines Condominiums 5086 State Hwy 70 West #4 Eagle River, WI 54521, Defendants. ______________________________________________ SUMMONS Real Estate Mortgage Foreclosure ______________________________________________ THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To the following party named as a defendant herein: Eagle River Tall Pines Condominiums You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after March 14, 2012, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is: Vilas County Clerk of Circuit Court 330 Court Street Eagle River, WI 54521 and to Matthew V. Plummer / Blommer Peterman, S.C., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is: Blommer Peterman, S.C. 165 Bishops Way, Suite 100 Brookfield, WI 53005 You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as



Request foR Bids

Leased Office Space Co-Locating Vilas County Commission on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Northwoods
Seeking 2,100-2,500 square feet, in Eagle River, accommodating the following: 8 offices Conference room seating up to 16 ADA-compliant bathroom ADA-compliant entry doors, hallways, office access Copy center Rack room for Information Technology equipment Access to fiber-optic cable Storage space Air conditioned Dedicated parking closest to the physical facility with at least two handicap-designated spaces Grounds keeping, snow removal, plowing, lawn care provided by landlord Landlord to provide physical plant maintenance and repair Sublet with landlords consent Insurance coverage for structure provided by landlord Utilities paid by tenant Landlord to allow signs as permitted by applicable zoning regulations Bids accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, not a postmark deadline. Bids must be received in the Commission on Aging office. For information, call the Vilas County Commission on Aging, 715-479-3626. Vilas County Commission on Aging 330 Court Street

(Six Weeks, 3/14-4/18/12) STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT VILAS COUNTY Case No. 10-CV-294 ______________________________________________ CitiMortgage, Inc., successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Deirdre Kozlowski a/k/a Deirdre L. Kozlowski, Defendant. ______________________________________________ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ______________________________________________ PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on February 8, 2012 in the amount of $161,781.08 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: May 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. TERMS: Pursuant to said judgment, 10% of the successful bid must be paid to the sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to the clerk of courts (personal checks cannot and will not be accepted). The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the clerk of courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten days after the courts confirmation of the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the plaintiff. The property is sold as is and subject to all liens and encumbrances. PLACE: On the front steps of the Vilas County Courthouse, Eagle River DESCRIPTION: East 330 feet of West 660 feet of Government Lot 1, Section 15, Township 42 North, Range 9 East, Township of Land O'Lakes, Vilas County, Wisconsin. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 6114 Clair Fire Trail Land O Lakes, WI 54540 DATED: March 8, 2012 Gray & Associates, L.L.P. Attorneys for Plaintiff 16345 West Glendale Drive New Berlin, WI 53151-2841 (414) 224-8404 Please go to to obtain the bid for this sale. Gray & Associates, L.L.P. is attempting to


Public Notification of Intent to File Application

The City of Eagle River has filed an application for financial assistance with USDA Rural Development for water and sewer improvements in the Silver Lake Road area and extension of water and sewer on STH 70. The maximum loan amount would be approximately $1,100,000, as the City has received other grant funding for this project. Planning documents as well as the application for this project are available at the city clerks office, Eagle River City Hall, Maple Street, Eagle River, Wis.






Three Lakes Town Board report

Supervisors oppose suggestion for weight-limit system on roads




TRAIL DONATION First National Bank of Eagle River recently donated $1,500 to the Sno-Eagles Snowmobile Club for trail grooming. Theresa Sullivan of the bank presented the check to Sno-Eagles president Ken Storms. STAFF PHOTO

Wisconsins voter ID law temporarily suspended

After Wisconsin voters were required to use photo identification on the Feb. 21 primary election, Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan ordered last Tuesday to cease immediately any effort to enforce or implement the photo identification requirements of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, pending trial of this case and further order of the court. Government Accountability Board (GAB) Director Kevin Kennedy said the GAB is taking steps to suspend enforcement and implementation of the photo ID provisions of Act 23. We will communicate with local election officials and the public about the impact of this order, said Kennedy. No decision has been made regarding an appeal. We will consult with the attorney generals office on this issue. Kennedy said other key provisions of Act 23 remain in effect, including the requirement for 28 consecutive days of residency to vote, the requirement for voters to sign the poll list, and the end of corroboration for voters who do not have proof of residence. M e a n w h i l e, Wi s c o n s i n Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced Friday that the Department of Justice has asked the court to stay the injunction against the states voter ID law that was entered on March 6. For close to a year, voter ID has been the law of this state. It has already worked in the most recent elections, said Van Hollen. An injunction now, this close to the April election, will confuse people about what is required and discourage them from obtaining a qualifying ID. If, as we hope, the injunction is overturned before the election, those relying on the injunction may be left without an opportunity to obtain their IDs by the date of the election. The motion states that a stay is appropriate because an appeal will be pursued. If people rely on the injunction and choose not to obtain a qualifying ID, and if the injunction is overturned before the April election, they may be left without a qualifying ID and be unable to vote. The motion further argues that a stay will prevent election officials and others from having to change their existing procedures for absentee ballots and other activities, only to be forced to go back to those practices if the injunction is overturned on appeal. Late Friday, Flanagan issued an order asking the plaintiffs to respond by March 13, to the defendants motion for relief pending appeal. The Department of Justice is counsel for Gov. Scott Walker and members of the GAB in the court action.

A proposal to adopt a weight-limit system in Three Lakes that would have designated specific limits based on each roads ability to handle weight was shot down at the town board meeting last week. Town Chairman Don Sidlowski introduced the proposal, along with a color-coded map that specified either a 4-, 5-, 8- or 18-ton weight limit for each of the towns roads. The plan contrasted with the long-standing practice in Three Lakes of placing a flat five-ton weight limit on its roads with the exception of gravel routes, which are restricted to 4 tons. The specific weight-limit suggestions for each road were put forward by Brian Pitlik of Pitlik & Wick Inc. Sidlowski encouraged Pitlik to come up with the plan, citing a need for updated restrictions more appropriate for newer roads and an obligation to expand the flow of commerce during the thaw. While he acknowledged the town would have an eventual obligation to place signs at many additional intersections, Sidlowski advocated placing stickers on existing signs and sending the color-coded map to haulers in Three Lakes for the time being. We can send out a letter to the usual haulers that were always dealing with, giving them the charts to see which roads are which and the maps so they can see whats there, said Sidlowski. We could post only a few signs at the main portals in town that say Three Lakes has changed the road limits. If youre unfamil-

iar, contact the town office or check the website. The four supervisors of the Three Lakes Town Board unanimously opposed the idea, asserting that drawbacks with the plan included the inability to enforce rules without signs, the plans superficial benefits that would help a negligible number of haulers and a lack of confidence in the weight estimations for certain roads. Police Chief Scott Lea argued that the system could allow Town Shop Foreman Tim Rutzen some flexibility. Were trying to deal with each individual road specifically, getting the weight limits off as quickly as possible to help speed up commerce, he said. Thats the goal. Sidlowski then petitioned the board a final time to adopt the proposal. Does anybody have any interest in changing anything that were doing? he asked. Or are we just going to let, in my opinion, people ignore the ordinance and tear up the roads? Supervisor Jeff Bruss con-

tended that, by keeping roads at 5 tons, the board was making the ordinance easier to enforce. That means the police should be pulling people over, said Bruss. I think its easier to enforce right now at a straight 5 tons. Supervisor Bill Martineau also vocally opposed the plan. Im sorry, but Im not in favor of doing this, he said. If you dont sign the roads properly, nothing is enforcable. If this is something we really want to do, then lets do it right and figure out what the budget is going to be for signs on every road. Then well figure out if its important enough to do. At the meeting, the board also approved a revision in funding for the Rice Lake Road reparation project after learning the Department of Natural Resources had granted the town $90,000. The figure was $9,000 more than the board had originally thought. In other action, the town board: heard Mike Kwaterski deliver the Plan Commissions

annual report; announced a meeting Tuesday, March 20, at 5 p.m. to consider changes to boating regulations for 2012; granted an amplifiednoise permit and a temporary banner permit for the Three Lakes Center for the Arts in the Northwoods Art Fair; reappointed the commissioner of Three Lakes Sanitary District 2; adopted a resolution for the financing of Fire Station No. 2, for which the town will pay 10 equal payments of $19,666; authorized the naming of a Three Lakes road Albi Lane; and viewed presentation and had a discussion with Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. regarding proposed repairs to the Burnt Rollways and Nine Mile Lake dams.

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Vilas County Board Public Property Committee Wednesday, March 14, 9 a.m., courthouse. Agenda: Standing Rule amendments, relocation of the Commission on Aging office and directors reports. Oneida County Planning & Zoning Committee Wednesday, March 14, 1 p.m., courthouse. Agenda: Discuss resolution in opposition to 2011 Senate Bill 482, and review revisions to shoreland ordinance. Vilas County Board Finance & Budget Committee Thursday, March 15, 9 a.m., courthouse. Agenda: Resolution to create finance manager position and resolution to amend 2011 budget deficits. Vilas County Personnel Committee Thursday, March 15, 1 p.m., courthouse. Agenda: Resolution concerning elected officials salary. Vilas County Highway Committee Friday, March 16, 9:45 a.m., Highway Department office. Agenda: Right of way on county roads and approve and sign Department of Transportation 2012 TMA agreement.

Statewide tornado drill scheduled for April 19

The 2012 Tornado Drill, scheduled for Thursday, April 19, will feature two new and important changes, according to Tod Pritchard, emergency preparedness coordinator at Wisconsin Emergency Management. First, the drill times have changed with all counties participating in the mock tornado warning at the same time. The drill schedule is as follows: 1 p.m. The National Weather Service will issue a mock tornado watch for all of Wisconsin. 1:45 p.m. The service will issue a mock tornado warning for all of Wisconsin, meaning a tornado has been sighted. 2 p.m. The mock tornado watch/warning drill will end. If actual severe weather occurs anywhere in the state April 19, the tornado drill will be postponed until Friday, April 20, with the watch/warning issued at the same time. The second change is that the drill will be a true, end-toend test, involving interruption of broadcast radio, television and cable stations and tone-alerting of the test watch and warning on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) allhazards weather radios. This marks a first in Wisconsin, according to Pritchard. The tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. will last approximately one minute on radio and television stations across Wisconsin. When it is done, stations will return to normal programming. Television viewers and radio station listeners will hear a message saying, This is a test. The drill also will air on NOAA emergency weather radios across Wisconsin. This is a great opportunity for you to practice your tornado emergency plan with family, friends and co-workers, said Pritchard. Hundreds of schools also will participate in the drill.

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An ode to Katie: the best dog I ever knew
WHEN IT comes to losing one of mans best friends, even old age and knowing whats inevitable doesnt ease the pain. Katie, the best dog our family has ever known, is gone. She left us last week at the age of 14. I keep telling myself that these should be happy times, the celebration of a long and great life, yet saying goodbye to this little black Lab was one of the most difficult things Ive faced. It may take me a few tissues to tell the story of this special companion, but shes worth every tear. Dogs, you know, like most pets, give far more than they ever take. There is nowhere else in the world that you can find such unconditional loyalty. How appropriate it was last week that a vet clinic posted a saying that went something like this: Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. Amen to that. It may not be fair to compare Katie to our previous Labs, for she lived as many years as all three combined. She was the first female Lab to live full time in our house, which really made her part of the family. They say every man gets one really great dog one that rises above all others for many reasons. That was Katie. She just fit in perfectly and did it all right. Her energy made for long sessions of throwing balls and sticks, which she would retrieve without a break until she was gasping for breath and water. In the house, she would show up at the bathroom entrance and spit the ball in our direction, waiting to play goalie against our best kicks. Katie was such a good car dog that you could easily forget she was in the back seat. She was obedient and easy to train. She performed quite a list of tricks. Her belly sneak and paws-up volunteer pose were my favorites. Even when her years went beyond 14, Katie was no burden. There were no messes to clean up, not even after a 10-hour day in the house. You couldnt judge her respiratory problems by her agility, for she could still climb stairs and jump into chairs.

In the Outdoors
By Kurt Krueger
But I promised from the start that when the time came, like when she had to fight and struggle just to breathe, that wed act in her best interests not based on human emotions and our instinct to put off such tough decisions. The scribblers most vivid and most numerous memories came in the grouse woods and the pheasant fields. We were a hunting team that excelled in finding and bagging upland game birds. Only people who chase ruffed grouse would know with any certainty that the numbers we posted in our log over 12 full hunting seasons meant thousands of hours, thousands of miles, and thousands of flushes. If you doubt that, try shooting more than 1,000 grouse and ringnecked pheasants on the wing with your next hunting dog. I know, looking back, its pretty hard to fathom. Even more unbelievable is that, 34 years later, Im still happily married. Go figure. More than our share of full game bags came, not because Katie was the worlds best dog or because of my expert shooting. The formula for our success was pure craziness for chasing grouse a fanatical, never-say-quit attitude that left us stumbling tired at days end. You could tell the way Katie lit up at the sound of a gun case zipper, or the sight of camo clothing, that there was nothing in the world she would rather do. We could hardly stop to talk or rest in the grouse woods, and Katie would be whining to continue. Its that kind of persistence and passion for the chase that leads to productive hunts. Flush enough birds, and you are bound to get some decent shooting. We experienced so many incredible hunts across 12 seasons that I couldnt name a favorite. One of the most memorable, however, was an opening morning in 2000 when

we took a limit of five adult grouse before 8 a.m. The weather was perfect, Katie was on fire and I was shooting out of my mind. Six flushes in one hour of hunting and five birds in the bag. And it happened on public land open to anyone. What Katie did give me was a favorite sight and a favorite sound. The sight I saw dozens of times was her retrieving a crippled bird by grabbing it on the run, from behind the birds tail feathers split along each side of her nose. The best sound was the silence and muffled breathing that followed many a retrieve, when I knew she had the bird. She had the softest mouth Ive ever seen in a retriever. Katies virtual eating of a hen pheasant during a training session at 7 months of age forced me to be a better trainer. Wally Albrecht gave me the method to break that hard mouth, and the result was hundreds of birds without even a tooth mark. Knowing that large-breed dogs die or have serious health problems after about 10 years, I never expected that we could hunt together for 12 seasons. That was a bonus from a short-legged British Lab with tight hips, good health and a life of staying in tiptop shape. The dogs and other pets we love so much might have limited years, but we jump into those relationships with eyes wide open knowing the companionship and joy they bring is worth it. And despite the pain I feel today, that hasnt changed. Im lucky, though, to have jumped into the two-dog experiment a couple years back. Having Gracie for play and companionship is just enough distraction to help. I couldnt imagine our house without a dog in it. As many readers of this column know, Katie was our first dog to make it past the age of 6. We almost lost her in 2004 to a liver disease that medicine couldnt cure. She wouldnt eat and her body was withering at the loss of 20 pounds. Ill never forget the night we witnessed the start of her recovery. What I thought was my dying

Here are some of my favorite shots of Katie, as a youngster in the top photos and when the white muzzle was developing in her later years. The pointing shot showed her style and concentration. Photos By The Author

dog out on the deck during a fish fry with friends, was suddenly a dog at my feet begging for a piece of fish. I gave her the whole damn plate and more when I returned from the kitchen. We learned in the days ahead that the simple cure for a very constipated dog is raw pumpkin. They love it and it works in a hurry. This is one best friend my whole family will miss. Tell me where else in life you can find the sort of companionship that means addressing you every time you step into a room. Just a glance in Katies direction resulted in a

thump-thump of her tail on the floor. Writing this column was therapy for a man in need of healing. Hopefully, it brought back some good memories for all those pet owners who have dealt with the same. Katie brought great joy to my life. There are memories of her in every grouse covert and pheasant field I know. We explored places together in the national forest that I would have never seen without her. Goodbye, old friend. It was my privilege to have had your company all these years.

Wood-duck houses to be distributed this Saturday

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is again teaming up with Ducks Unlimited to hold a wood-duck house distribution event this Saturday, March 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. For a $15 donation, participants receive a wood-duck house, instructions for proper use and a one-year Ducks Unlimited Green Wing membership for any youth up to 17 years of age. For a $25 donation, participants receive two wood-duck houses, instructions and two Green Wing memberships. The duck houses have a commercial retail value of more than $40. The McNaughton Correctional Facility in Oneida County handled the production and assembly process of the wood-duck houses. About 600 duck houses will be available for distribution. Ducks Unlimited Northwoods Chapter has coordinated this program over the past 20 years and has distributed more than 6,000 wood-duck houses in northern and central Wisconsin. This years wood-duck house distribution will take place at the following locations: WPS Minocqua office, 9427 Highway J. WPS Rhinelander office, 2027 Navajo St. All wood-duck houses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fishing with the Guides

By George Langley

North Woods ice anglers set for last gasp panfish

The shockingly warm weather, with high temperatures in the 60s, for this time of year could be bringing the ice fishing season to an early end. As nice as it is to get outside in this weather, we really could use some cooler weather to keep this ice around for that last gasp great panfish fishing. When the water starts to run down cracks and holes in the ice, the panfish go on a really great feeding binge that makes for some of the best ice fishing of the season. Bluegills are feeding aggressively in the weeds on all lakes, especially on these warm afternoons. Waxies work best, but the larger gills also will surprise anglers by hitting either wigglers or minnows at times. As always, move around to find the bigger ones. Crappies are the real stars of the spring bite, providing anglers with great action most evenings. They make a move from deeper water into the weeds every evening and hit with abandon when you find them. Minnows are best for these fish, but a number of anglers report action on flashy small spoons tipped with waxies. This is a great bite and it will last until the ice goes out. Perch are hitting well now, both in deeper water over soft bottom and in the weeds. Wigglers will work best for the deeper fish and small minnows or waxies in the weeds. When the ice goes out, dont forget that you will be able to find immediate open-water action for perch on the shorelines as they move in to spawn. Minnows are best for these early open-water perch. No matter what the weather and ice does, it will be an interesting several weeks of ice fishing. Good luck and good fishin.

NORTH WOODS PREDATOR While the bobcat is generally considered an elusive predator and night hunter, Jim Ayers of Eagle River got a

photo of this cat near his property off of Highway G last week. The bobcat was in deep snow along the Wisconsin River.

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Eagles defeat Hatchets 63-38, but fall to Foxes in Regional semi

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By Gary Ridderbusch



After beating Tomahawk last Tuesday, the Northland Pines girls basketball team lost to Fox Valley Lutheran 46-35 in a WIAA Division 3 Regional semifinal in Appleton Friday. The third-seeded Foxes were co-champions of the Eastern Valley Conference, while the sixth-seeded Eagles finished second in the Great Northern Conference. After recovering from some early tournament jitters, both teams settled down and the period ended deadlocked at 10-10. Ellie Zyhowski led the way for the Eagles in the first with four points. Fox Valley Lutheran forced some turnovers and outscored the Eagles 14-9 in the second quarter to take a 24-19 halftime lead. Fox Valley displayed extreme pressure defense the entire game, said Pines coach Larry Bergum. We struggled offensively to get into any type of offensive rhythm because of the pressure. Pines played well early in the third quarter, taking a 2524 lead. The Eagles also got Fox Valley into some early foul trouble in the period, getting the Foxes their sixth team foul midway through the third quarter. But Fox Valley Lutheran regrouped and outscored the Eagles 10-0 the rest of the quarter to take a 34-25. The Foxes went into a semistall offense early in the fourth quarter, taking the Eagles out of their zone defense. The Eagles cut the lead to four points a couple of times, but in both cases the Foxes were able to answer with a little run of their own and finished with a 12-10 advantage in the fourth quarter. This was as physical of a game that weve been in all year, said Bergum. Both teams left everything on the court. Our offense struggled against their pressure and that was the difference in the game. Ashley Mai led Pines with 11 points, followed by Holly Darton with seven, Zyhowski with six, Carly Bohnen with five, Kelsey Bergum with four and Carly Ridderbusch with two. Mai had nine boards, Darton had four assists and two steals, Zyhowski had two rebounds, Bohnen had three rebounds and Kelsey Bergum

Its March Madness for basketball fans

Its March Madness for basketball fans as the 97th annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Boys Basketball State Championships will take place Thursday through Saturday, March 15-17, at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In addition, the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament gets under way, with both Wisconsin and Marquette making the tournament field. The fourth-seeded Badgers will face 13th-seeded Montana in the East Regional this Thursday, March 15, at 1:10 p.m. Third-seeded Marquette will play 14th-seeded Brigham Young, also on Thursday at 1:45 p.m., in the West Regional. Meanwhile, the WIAA girls tournament is at the Sectional level, with playoff games in five divisions set this week. Sectional semifinal games will be Thursday and Sectional final games will be Saturday, with the winners heading to the State Tournament March 2224. In the WIAA boys tournament, no teams from the North made the tournament field. Ticket prices for the tourney at the Kohl Center are $10 per session for all seating. The single-elimination tournament features a five-division format with four teams qualifying in each of the five divisions. The division pairings Thursday feature Sheboygan Lutheran (23-4) versus McDonell Central (25-2) and Drummond (24-3) versus Racine Lutheran (25-2). In Division 4, Oshkosh Lourdes (23-3) vs. Cuba City (260) and Colfax (24-2) versus Dominican (25-1). Fridays games are in Divisions 3, 2 and 1. In Division 3, Brillion (24-2) versus Lodi (24-2) and GaleEttrick-Trempealeau (25-1) versus Marshall (23-3). In Division 2, Kaukauna (24-2) versus DeForest (18-8) and Onalaska (25-1) versus Pius XI (23-3). And in Division 1, Germantown (26-0) versus Madison Memorial (25-1) and Oshkosh North (19-7) versus Milwaukee King (23-1). Championship games are set for Saturday, March 17, with the Division 5 game at 11:05 a.m. followed by the Division 4 and Division 3 championship games. The Division 2 championship game is at 6:35 p.m., followed by the Division 1 title game. The WIAA State Tournament will be televised live on WAOW TV-9 in Wausau. The championships will also be streamed on the statewide network station websites. For basketball fans, it wont be hard to get a fill of basketball this week.

Northland Pines sophomore guard Ashley Mai eyed the basket as she drove past a Tomahawk

defender in the Regional opener. Looking on is Abby Alft. STAFF PHOTOS

had three assists and three steals. Katie Doell had 17 points for the Foxes, including three 3-pointers. Abby Radue added 10 points for the Foxes. Fox Valley Lutheran benefited from 18 offense rebounds. Fox Valley Lutheran lost to second-seeded Appleton Xavier 44-34 in the Regional final Saturday night. Eagles top Hatchets The Eagles advanced to the second round of the tournament with a 63-38 victory over 11th-seeded Tomahawk in the Northland Pines field house last Tuesday. It was the Eagles first postseason home game since 2004. Pines jumped out to a 10-4 lead after the first quarter as Kelsey Bergum had a 3-pointer and Abby Alft and Zyhowski each added a bucket in the first frame. The second period saw Pines score 18 points and extend their lead 28-16 at halftime. Darton and Mai led the way in the second quarter with four and six points, respectively.

The Eagles kept the pressure on in the third quarter, building a 45-29 lead with eight minutes to play. Zyhowski had eight in the quarter, followed by Bohnen with four. The fourth quarter was all Pines as they put up another 18 points. Bohnen had six in the final frame to cap the 6338 victory. Once we established our full-court pressure, the game was pretty much in control, said coach Bergum. The Eagles only committed nine turnovers and outrebounded the Hatchets 40 to 21. For the Eagles, Zyhowski had 14 points and Mai had 13. Mai also chipped in 11 boards and Zyhowski had five steals. Bohnen had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Alft added 10 points, eight boards and five assists. Darton and Kelsey Bergum had six and five points, respectively. Darton added six assists and six steals and Bergum chipped in five steals and four assists. Anna Sudbury had 18 points for the Hatchets.

Season ends For Pines, seniors Kelsey Bergum and Jordan Welnetz played their last game for the Eagles. Kelsey had a great year and will be truly missed, said coach Bergum. We commend Kelsey and Jordan for everything theyve done for this program. Both have a lot to be proud of. The Eagles finished the season with a 17-5 overall record and won a first-round playoff game on their home court. The Eagles were 10-2 in the Great Northern Conference and placed second behind Medford at 11-1. Pines was the only GNC team to beat Medford during the regular season. Coach Bergum had nothing but praise for this years team. The 2011-12 season will go down in the record books as one of the best for Pines girls basketball and will never be forgotten. Building a Tradition and Leaving a Legacy was this teams motto. I believed they lived up to every part of it, said coach Bergum.

Six players, DePuydt receive GNC honors for boys hockey




Northland Pines junior guard Holly Darton tried to dribble out of the trap of two Fox Valley Lutheran defenders.

Northland Pines junior forward Ellie Zyhowski drives for two points against Tomahawk. She finished with 14 points.

Six players from Northland Pines and coach Charlie DePuydt were recognized on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) boys hockey allconference team announced Monday. DePuydt, who led the Eagles to a conference championship with a 13-1 record, was named the GNC Coach of the Year. Pines finished 19-5-1 overall and reached the WIAA Sectional final. Pines had three players named to the all-conference first team, including sophomore goalie Jacob Stephan, senior defenseman Matt Kaitchuck and junior forward Adam Kresl. Stephan led the conference with a save percentage of .914 and a goals against average of 1.87 a game. He allowed 23 goals during the GNC season and made 246 saves. Kaitchuck was the defensive leader for the Eagles and produced 21 points on 10 goals and 11 assists. Kresl was seventh in the conference in scoring with 27 points on 14 goals and 13 assists. He had two shorthanded goals. Pines junior defenseman Trevor Laszczkowski was named to the second team. He had 14 points in GNC games on seven goals and seven assists. Receiving honorable mention for the Eagles were junior forwards Dylan Weber and Austin Ramesh. Weber had 22 points on eight goals and 14







assists, while Ramesh had 24 points on 12 goals and 12 assists. Other players named to the first team were senior defenseman A.J. Oungst of Lakeland; senior forward Bryce Hladovcak of Mosinee; and senior forward Jared Dern of Lakeland. Hladovcak was named the To EAGLES, Pg. 12A





Thorn named Player of Year in Northern Lakes Conference

Wales gets spot on second team



Three Lakes High School senior Ross Thorn was named Player of the Year in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC), while senior teammate Ben Wales made the All-Conference second team. Juniors Brent LaDuke and Riley Liebscher both earned honorable mention while, for the second straight year, Bluejays coach Brad Volkmann was named Coach of the Year.
Eagle River goalkeeper Brandon Gwidt looked around for the puck as teammates Jake Dern (No. 6) and Cody Litvinoff (No. 8) worked to defend against an Ice Dogs forward Saturday night at the Dome. Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW





For Phelps, junior Ryan Cirese received honorable mention. Thorn scored 18 points per game on average throughout the season, while topping the NLC for rebounds with 12.1

Falcons defeat Green Bay 5-3, but fall to Ice Dogs next night
The Eagle River Falcons hockey team won a 5-3 thriller over the Green Bay Deacons last Friday before falling 11-3 to the Fox Cities Ice Dogs Saturday night. The game against Green Bay was a must-win for the Falcons to ensure a spot in the league tournament, and the team came out of the locker room with intensity. Lucas Otto beat both defensemen in the first shift, feeding a pass to Derek Tijan who found the net with a wrist shot over the goalies glove. Eagle River struck again five minutes later when Lucas Otto scored off assists from Mike Otto and Charlie Piskula. Tijan then hit the net off a great pass from D.J. Drayna to take the lead. The Falcons scored early in the second period, as Mike Otto took a pass from Bob McDonald and found Cody Litvinoff in the slot. Litvinoff put a laser in the back of the net. The score was 4-3 in the third period with the game going back and forth, when Brandon Gwidt fed a pass to McDonald with less than a minute left. McDonald hit the open-net goal, securing the win for the visitors. Falcons goalie Gwidt made some big saves to keep the Falcons ahead during contention. Eagle River struck first again Saturday night, when Piskula found the net assisted by Tijan and Lucas Otto. The wares of a hard-fought game Friday showed, as mental breakdowns caused untimely turnovers. The Falcons fell behind 3-1 by the end of the first period. In the second, Lucas Otto scored during a Falcons power play. He was assisted by Tijan and McDonald. The rest of the second period found the Falcons playing catch-up, as the leagues most potent offense repeatedly battered the home team. Litvinoff blocked a shot in the third, which sprung him on the breakaway that led to the Falcons third and final goal of the game. Gwidt had 14 saves in the game, and Pudlo ended the game with 17 saves. Eagle Rivers final home will be next Saturday against the West Bend Bombers. Face-off will take place at 8 p.m.

per game. Wales per-game statistics on the season include 14.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.3 steals per game. Joining Thorn on the AllConference first team were Laona junior Logan Chrisman, Crandon sophomore Kory Kincaid, Elcho senior Kyle Fischer and GoodmanPembine senior Zac Szprejda. On the second team with Wales were Florence senior Jackson Baumgart, GoodmanPembine junior Brennen Pierquet, Crandon senior Willie Sekel and Goodman-Pembine sophomore Trent Heath. Receiving honorable men-

tion with C i r e s e , LaDuke and Liebscher were Crandon junior Adam Flannery, Florence senoirs Bryce Kerscher and Dan CIRESE DeCamara, Laona juniors Tommy Cleereman and Zach Reeves, and Wabeno junior Joey Kroll. The Jays finished the season with a 15-1 conference record and a 17-6 record overall. The Knights were 2-14 in the NLC and 3-20 overall.

Van Brunt, Nielsen, McGinnis make All-Conference first team




Gaszak, Eichman of Pines receive Great Northern Conference honors

Two players from Northland Pines were recognized on the Great Northern Conference (GNC) boys basketball all-conference team announced this week. Juniors Devon Gaszak and Jon Eichman received honorable mention on the all-conference squad. Gaszak was fourth in the conference in rebounding, averaging seven rebounds a games. He also was 12th in the GNC in scoring, averaging 9.3 points per contest. Eichman was 10th in the league in scoring with 116 points, good for 9.7 per game. He was second in 3-point shooting, making 22 at a rate of 1.8 per game. Players named to the first team included two Antigo seniors, Andreas Ezer and Other players receiving honorable mention were Rhinelander junior Brett Mathews; Lakeland senior Marquis Johnson; Rhinelander senior Nate Schoone; and Mosinee junior Brandon Piotrowski. Ezer of Antigo was named the GNC Player of the Year. He led the Red Robins to a 11-1 conference mark and 22-4 overall. Ezer averaged 10.1 points per game and led the conference with 66 assists in 12 games. He also led the conference with 3.8 steals per game. Antigo coach Jesse Shaw, who led the Red Robins to a league title, was named the GNC Coach of the Year. Northland Pines finished 012 in conference play and 3-20 overall.

Northland Pines High School girls hockey players Kim Van Brunt, Winter Nielsen and Kelly McGinnis were named to the All-Conference first team in the Great Northern Conference (GNC). Meanwhile, Pines seniors Ali Plese and Whitney Richards, along with sophomore Jessie Wilkins, earned honorable mention. Joining senior goalkeeper Van Brunt, junior defenseman Nielsen and senior forward McGinnis on the first team were Tomahawk senior forward Kendall Nelson and PointRapids senior Nicole Hassig. Earning slots on the AllConference second team were Marshfield freshman goalie Alexis Straughan, Point-





Northern Vintage cancels final race

The eighth scheduled race of the 2012 season for the Northern Vintage Snowmobile Race Series (NVSRS) that was to be held Saturday, March 17, has been canceled. The race was to be held on Spirit Lake, in front of Bonnies Lakeside in Three Lakes. The annual banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, at Northwoods Banquet Center in Rhinelander. For more information about the NVSRS, visit

Rapids junior defenseman Rachel McNamara, Tomahawk freshman defenseman Erika Vallier, Tomahawk senior forward Kacey Iwen and Point-Rapids senior forward Makayla Lee and sophomore forward Rachel Metz. Earning honorable mention with Plese, Richards and Wilkins were Marshfield seniors Nicole Karl and Emily Wolfe; Medford senior Polly Coyer and junior Tori Walsh; Point-Rapids freshman Emily Bubla and junior Sarah Peplinski; Rhinelander-Antigo freshman Gabbe Millot and sophomore Sophie Schmidt; and Tomahawk freshman Nicole Nerva.



The Eagles finished the season with a 9-2-1 conference record, scoring 3.8 goals per game in conference. The girls had the best overall record in the GNC at 15-8-2. They scored 85 goals throughout the season, averaging 3.4 per game.




Date Fri., Nov. 11 Sat., Nov. 12 Sat., Nov. 26 Sat., Dec. 3 Sat., Dec. 10 Sat., Dec. 17 Fri., Dec. 23 Fri., Dec. 30 Sat., Jan. 7 Sat., Jan. 14 Sat., Jan. 21 Fri., Feb. 3 Sat., Feb. 4 Opponent Brookfield Vernon Hills Capitals Oregon Outlaws Vernon Hills Capitals Fond du Lac Bears Madison Blues at Mosinee Papermakers Brookfield Battalion at Fox Cities Ice Dogs Green Bay Deacons Mosinee Papermakers (Derby) at Madison Blues at Fond du Lac Bears Time W 5-2 L 8-4 W 8-2 L 9-5 T 6-6 W 18-6 L 6-3 W 11-4 L 8-2 L 8-3 L 6-1 W 8-4 L 12-4 Date Fri., Feb. 10 Opponent Calumet Wolverines (Pond Hockey) Sat., Feb. 11 Portage Lakes Pioneers (Pond Hockey) Fri., Feb. 17 at Mosinee Papermakers (River Cup) Sat., Feb. 18 Mosinee Papermakers (River Cup) Fri., Feb. 24 at West Bend Bombers Sat., Feb. 25 at Oregon Outlaws Fri., March 9 at Green Bay Deacons Sat., March 10 Fox Cities Ice Dogs Sat., March 17 West Bend Bombers Fri., March 23 at Calumet Wolverines Sat., March 24 at Portage Lakes Pioneers Time W 10-6 W 8-5 W 7-6 L 5-1 W 6-5 L 11-1 L 15-3 L 11-3 8:00 PM 6:00 PM CT 5:30 PM CT

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Lady Jays fall to Marathon in tournament

Snowshoe Challenge draws more than 90

More than 90 adults and youths participated in nine events at the 2012 Snowshoe Challenge at Trigs Klondike Days in Eagle River March 4. A total of 18 men participated in the mens 3-mile race on the wooded snowshoe course behind Rocking W Stables. Bill Bellendorf, 38, of Medford, won the race in 28 minutes, 41 seconds. The womens 3-mile race, with 21 participants, was won by Abby Van Rixel, 10, of Athens. She won the race in 38:25. The 6-mile male winner was Jeffrey Quednow, 20, of Westboro in 53:02, while the 6-mile female winner was Andrea Mueller, 33, of Edgar in 1:07:34. The Special Olympics events attracted nine participants, while the kids races drew 10 participants. A total of 18 people participated in the 1-mile tromp and a total of 13 people were in the 3mile tromp. The results for the competitive events follow: 3-mile male First place, Bill Bellendorf of
STATE BOUND Kerri Seyfert, 11, of Eagle River has maintained an intense practice schedule (above) in preparation for her State Gymnastics Meet this weekend in Marinette. Seyfert competes at a level 6 for the YMCA Woodson Whirlers in Wausau. Competitors qualify for the State meet by receiving a minimum of 34.0 all-around score during the regular seasons meets. She will compete against 67 other level 6 gymnasts. Seyfert, a seventh-grade student at Christ Lutheran School in Eagle River, will also compete at the YMCA national gymnastics competition in Milwaukee at the end of June. Contributed Photos



The Three Lakes Lady Jays basketball team lost 81-33 to Marathon in the first round of WIAA Division 4 Regional playoffs last Tuesday. Marathon, seeded No. 7 in the region, jumped to an early lead, outscoring Three Lakes 21-10 in the first quarter and 20-8 in the second. The trend continued in the second half. Marathon frequently found the basket and made defensive stops against the Lady Jays, allowing them to run away with the game. Marathon, competing at a higher level than their regional seed indicates, went on to defeat the No. 2-seeded Amherst and the No. 3-seeded Auburndale and will face fifthseeded Edgar in a Sectional game March 15. Peyton Radaj led in scoring for the Bluejays with 10 points, three steals and three assists. Erika Running had nine points, three steals and six rebounds. Natalie Miller scored four points and had three steals and four rebounds. The Lady Jays finished the 2012 season with a 4-12 record in the Northern Lakes Conference and a 4-12 record overall.

Medford, 28:41; second, Mike Quednow of Westboro, 29:48; third, Paul Seliger of Marathon, 30:12; fourth, James Graupner of Lake Elmo, Minn., 31:43; fifth, Mitchell Seliger of Marathon, 32:40; and sixth, Joshua Van Rixel of Athens, 34:15. 3-mile female First place, Abby Van Rixel of Athens, 38:25; second, Scarlet Sweeney of Rhinelander, 39:39; third, Stephanie Ruckheim of Rhinelander, 40:43; fourth, Julia Dodd of Land O Lakes, 41:28; fifth, Debbie Hoover, 41:32; and sixth, Tawnie Marthaler of Westboro, 42:46. 6-mile male First place, Jeffrey Quednow of Westboro, 53:02; second, Fred Jacobs of Iron River, Mich., 1:07:31; third, Ron Tervo of Gwinn, Minn., 1:08:53; and fourth, Joseph Pettorini of Rhinelander, 1:38:48. 6-mile female First place, Andrea Mueller of Edgar, 1:07:34.

T&M Lanes Results of 3/6/12 Team results: All In The Family 4, Sparo Coin 3; T&M Lanes 2, Tackle Box 5; LOL Pharmacy 5, Bents Camp 2. High team game: LOL Pharmacy 754. High team series: Tackle Box 2194. High games: Amy Froemming 191, Yvette Garrison 190, Roni Kopanski 189, Linda Sparks 181, Jodi Hook 169. High series: Yvette Garrison 521, Amy Froemming 518, Roni Kopanski 509, Mary Vales 480, Linda Sparks 476. Split conversion: Kyha Buell 5-7. STANDINGS W L TACKLE BOX ........................57 27 T&M LANES..........................51 33 ALL IN THE FAMILY ...........45 39 LOL PHARMACY ..................41 43 BENTS CAMP.......................32 52 SPARO COIN .........................26 58

Lady Knights lose to Wabeno



T&M Lanes Results of 3/8/12 Team results: FMN Floral 5, Black Bear Industries 2; Northern Exposure 3, Northern Carpets 4. High team game: FMN Floral 781. High team series: FMN Floral 2285. High games: Dale Grosso 237, Chad Hosey 197, Carl Riedy 192. High series: Dale Grosso 657, Carl Riedy 562, Dick Owen 534, Chad Hosey 516, Rick Schacht 500. STANDINGS W L FMN FLORAL.............................50 27 BLACK BEAR INDUSTRIES...39 38 NORTHERN EXPOSURE.........33 44 NORTHERN CARPETS ............32 45



The Lady Knights ended their season in Regional play at Wabeno last Tuesday, losing the contest 19-43. Wabeno played with a much higher level of intensity than Phelps and executed in a much more efficient manner, said Phelps coach Josh Olivotti. We knew they were going to give us a lot of ball pressure and prepared for it, but come game time we did not handle it very well. As a result, the Lady Knights struggled to move the ball on offense and couldnt establish rhythm in the game. Phelps tried to apply some pressure with a trap press, but they didnt see the deflections and turnovers they wanted. A lot of that had to do with the difference in quickness between the two teams on this night, said Olivotti. The score at the end of the first half was 20-6, Wabeno. The Lady Knights made it a goal to put together a run in the second half, but couldnt find a stretch with back-to-back baskets and defensive stops. The Knights finished the season with a 3-13 Northern Lakes Conference record and a 6-17 overall.


Eagle Lanes Results of 3/9/12 Team results: 300 3, Team No. 1 0; Team No. 2 4, bye. High team game: 300 383. High team series: Team No. 2 1119. High games, girls: Morgan Gurka 152. High series, girls: Morgan Gurka 381. High games, boys: Joseph Pobjoy 166, Judd Klotz 148, Sam Smith 144. High series, boys: Judd Klotz 417, Dylan Haagen 384, Joseph Pobjoy 381. STANDINGS W 300 ....................................................46.5 TEAM NO. 2........................................44 TEAM NO. 1.....................................32.5


Eagle Lanes Results of 3/7/12 Team results: Boones Building Supply 2, Wild Eagle Corner Store 5; Darrells Dummies 2, Harrys Market 5; Twelve Pines 2, Rockettes 5. High games: Mary Simac 232, Joey Tess 202, Erin Hartman 201, Lynne Behrendt 191. High series: Mary Simac 542, Joyce Leander 541, Joey Tess 524, Erin Hartman 497. STANDINGS W L DARRELLS DUMMIES..........104 57 BOONES BUILDING ..............90 71 HARRYS MARKET...................88 73 WILD EAGLE CORNER ..........87 74 ROCKETTES .............................67 94 TWELVE PINES........................47 114


Results of 3/5/12 Team results: Uncle Kents I 9, Jakes I 0; Uncle Kents II 8, Jakes II 1; Tiny Tap 6, Club DeNoyer 3; Gordos 5, Oneida Village 4; Pine Isle 5, Mud Creek Saloon 4; Tiny Tap bye. Nine-ball breaks: Chad Lucas and Ryan Sarkauskas. STANDINGS W L PINE ISLE ...............................125 46 UNCLE KENTS I ...................111 57 MUD CREEK SALOON............94 77 GORDOS ...................................93 78 UNCLE KENTS II....................87 84 CLUB DENOYER......................89 91 TINY TAP ..................................84 87 ONEIDA VILLAGE ...................76 95 EAGLE LANES .........................70 101 JAKES II ...................................61 107 JAKES I.....................................52 119

Results of 3/10/12 STATE TOURNAMENT Results of 3/4/12 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-3-0 3 SHAW 1-0-1 2 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Second period: Tucker Wittkopf (Bobby Schilling), Bobby Schilling (Carter Staege, Mike John), Mike John Saves: 12 (Wesley Pearce) Shots on goal: 20 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 2-0-0 2 Chippewa Falls 2-0-4 6 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Carter Staege (Eric Saltenberger, Bobby Schilling), Eric Saltenberger (Burke Anderson) Saves: 44 (Wesley Pearce) Shots on goal: 17 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-1-0 1 De Pere 2-2-3 7 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Second period: Carter Staege Saves: 30 (Wesley Pearce) Shots on goal: 12 Comments: Took fourth place in State tournament.

Eagle Lanes Results of 3/8/12 Team results: Boones Building Supply 7, Wild Eagle Corner Store 0; Club DeNoyer 5, Dyna Manufacturing 2; Harrys Market 5, Miller Sportsmen 2; BBTs 4, Leinenkugels 3; Hiawatha Hide Away 5, Daniels Distinctive Design 2; XXX-OUTS 5, Grembans 2. High team game: Harrys Market 1039. High team series: Harrys Market 2971. High games: Cliff Erickson 244, Chris Allen 237, Don Tess 234. High series: Don Tess 664, Cliff Erickson 661, Rob Erickson 652. STANDINGS W XXX-OUTS..........................................52 HARRYS MARKET ...........................51 MILLER SPORTSMEN .....................37 GREMBANS.......................................35 CLUB DENOYER...............................34 DANIELS DISTINCTIVE DESIGN..34 WILD EAGLE CORNER STORE......33 DYNA MANUFACTURING...............32 BOONES BUILDING SUPPLY ........31 HIAWATHA HIDE AWAY..................31 LEINENKUGELS ..............................27 BBTS ..................................................23

T&M Lanes Results of 3/7/12 Team results: Great Lakes Stone 2, Ramesh Motorsports 5; Lannys Fireside 2, Rusty Nail 5; Northern Exposure 7, bye. High team game: Rusty Nail 794. High team series: Rusty Nail 2243. High games: Jason Wehrmeyer 222, Bob Kemppainen 211, Gary Goral 188, Dave Kelly 187, Ron Keller 181. High series: Jason Wehrmeyer 559, Bob Kemppainen 548, Chad Hosey 507, Gary Goral 500, Doug Horstman 499. STANDINGS W L NORTHERN EXPOSURE .......52 32 LANNYS FIRESIDE ...............50 34 RAMESH MOTORSPORTS ....49 35 RUSTY NAIL ..........................47 37 GREAT LAKES STONE ..........38 46


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NEWS-REVIEW President-elect still doesnt impress her dad

YOUR MAY HAVE noticed the 2012 presidential race is getting a lot of front-page newspaper coverage. While it may be a little early to be looking ahead to 2016, the following story sent to me by a St. Germain friend might be of interest to you and puts some things into perspective. The year is 2016 and the United States has just elected the first woman president, and she happens to be from Wisconsin. A few days after the election, the president-elect, whose name is Susan, called her Father, Ole, and said, So, Dad, I assume you and Mom will be coming to my inauguration? Oh, Honey, I dont think so. Its an 18-hour drive, Ole reminded her. Dont worry about it, Dad, Ill send Air Force One, and a limousine will pick you up at your door, his daughter replied. I dont know, Ole continued. Everybody will be so fancy. What would your mother wear? Oh, Dad, replied Susan, Ill make sure she has a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in Washington. Honey, Ole complained, You know I cant eat those rich foods you eat. Do they serve tap beer at those snobbish Washington parties? The president-to-be

People Make the Difference

By Byron McNutt
responded, Dont worry, Dad. The entire affair will be handled by the best caterer in Washington. Ill ensure your meals are salt free, and lactose free for Mom. All you and Mom have to do is be there. So Ole reluctantly agreed and, on Jan. 20, 2017, Susan was sworn in as president of the United States with several billion people around the world watching on TV a truly historic event. In the front row sat the new presidents dad and mom. Ole noticing the vice presidentelect sitting next to him, leaned over and whispers, You see that woman over there with her hand on the Bible, becoming president of the United States? The vice president whispered back, You bet I do. Ole says proudly, Her brother played football for da Green Bay Packers. *** Back in 1995 I clipped two articles from other newspapers, one written by Esther Bielawski of Delphos, Ohio, and the other by Charlotte Johnstone of Shorewood, Wis., which featured sayings from people of various ages sharing what theyve discovered about life, love and other good stuff. Some of the observations are from H. Jackson Brown Jr.s book, Live and Learn and Pass It On, and others are from a variety of sources. Weve all learned a lesson or two about life and these bits of wisdom may be from people with lonely hearts, lost hopes and those whose lives are filled with cheerfulness and high hopes. Ive learned that if I had listened to Mom, I would have avoided 90% of lifes problems. Ive learned that you dont really know a person until youve made them mad. Ive learned that you should never underestimate a childs ability to get into more trouble. Ive learned that working in a garden at sunrise has a tremendous effect on the soul. Ive learned that its OK to feel sorry for yourself; just dont let it last for more than five minutes. Ive learned the value of


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Lack of mining compromise shouldnt stop ferrous law
One Republican state senator joined 16 Democrats last week to reject, on a 17-16 vote, mining legislation that would have eased Wisconsin environmental regulations to help accommodate a large open-pit iron ore mine in Iron and Ashland counties. On the one hand, its a darn shame that legislators and the mining company couldnt find an effective compromise on the issues. Northern Wisconsin needed that $1.5 billion investment and the 600 to 700 high-paying jobs it would have produced over the next 35 years. Yet it also shows that Wisconsin isnt ready to cave on its longstanding environmental ethic, especially the bully tactics of out-of-state mining interests that demand certain law changes but dont explain exactly why each change is necessary for their specific project. The bill would have relaxed wetlands protection laws, for instance, regarding a type of wetland that wasnt part of the proposed project. We blame both political parties for failing to reach an effective compromise. Republicans could have done a more responsible job of negotiating the provisions sought by the mining company, and they could have spelled out detailed explanations on the environmental relaxations. Democrats could have sought out specific, well-defined compromises on environmental concerns if they truly cared about creating jobs. Partisan politics got in the way of progress once again. The final version of the bill that died last week would have eliminated the states right to close the mine, even if unforeseen difficulties led to severe pollution of groundwater or surface waters. On the positive side, it increased the permitting process window from 360 days to 570 days, and it lifted the original proposal to disallow a contested case hearing. The hearing process would have had to occur within the 570-day window for state review of the mining permit. What makes this type of legislation difficult to pass is that every compromise in the mining laws and environmental regulations means future loopholes relaxed laws that could be exploited by other mining companies that might not have the reputation or credibility of Gogebic Taconite LLC. We disagree with mining company president Bill Williams, who claims the Senates narrow rejection of the bill sends a clear message that Wisconsin will not welcome iron mining. Even Democrats agreed with a guaranteed permitting timeline and the states need to treat ferrous mining separate from sulfide mining. The companys unwillingness to work out the differences on environmental regulations shows a lack of understanding or concern for Wisconsins conservation ethic and the states economy. But we agree with Williams that ferrous mining and the mechanical processes used to separate iron from the rock is much different and environmentally safer than chemical-based sulfide mining. Regardless of Gogebic Taconites decision last week, Wisconsin should forge ahead with separate ferrous mining legislation. If that rich of an iron ore deposit exists in the Penokee Range, some day another company will be interested in going after it.

the three Fs forgive, forget and forge ahead. If you are lavishly praised, enjoy the taste, but dont swallow it whole. After a certain age, if you say something outrageous, everyone will think its cute. Take advantage of this. Dont sweat your mistakes or faux pas. They make up for all the things you got away with that nobody knows about. If someone says, I know what I mean, but I just cant say it, he doesnt know what he means. If you humiliate yourself, be consoled with the thought that you probably made someone elses day. Think of it as an act of charity. The value of a dog is its constant reminder of how much fun it is to be idiotic. The value of a cat is its utter indifference to its owners importance. *** A well-known local painting contractor says he hired a young man to work with him as an apprentice but he doesnt think its going to work out. The old pro asked the young buck: Why are you wearing all those clothes to paint the barn? He answered: Im just following the directions on the can. It says to do a good job you have to put on three coats!

Cal Thomas
Wheres the hope?
YOUVE GOT TO hand it to Democrats and the Obama reelection campaign. Like a quarterback who looks left to draw the defense away from his intended target on the right, Democrats have managed to divert our attention. Instead of debating President Obamas dreadful record on just about everything, Democrats have managed to get Republicans talking about sex and morality. Rather than figuring out what to do about Irans pursuit of nuclear weapons, Democrats have put Republicans on the defensive over the use of vulgar words applied to liberal women. For their use of equally offensive or similar words applied to conservative women, they mostly get a pass, because this isnt about the words; its about politics. The strategy seems to be working. After a week of debating, discussing and deploring what Rush Limbaugh said about Sandra Fluke, the Democrat-friendly Washington Post ran a front-page story last Saturday announcing GOP gains dwindling among women. They must be toasting each other at President Obamas 2012 national headquarters in Chicago. How did Republicans allow themselves to be outmaneuvered like this? Why do they think that talking about sex, much less trying to regulate it (some might start with regulating themselves), is going to gain votes for the party in a hedonistic age where worship of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and pleasure trumps a Higher Authority? The public has little faith in the ability of politicians to run the country. The approval rating for Congress just hit an all-time low of 9%, according to a recent New York Times/CBS News poll. Thats lower than the approval rating for pornography, polygamy and human cloning, as cited in Gallups 2011 Values and Beliefs poll. Republicans are missing an opportunity to outmaneuver Democrats. Instead of playing To THOMAS Pg. 15A

Mild spring weather, creek are inviting

The temperate weather has presented many in the North Woods with opportunities for early spring recreation. Gabby, a German shorthaired pointer, trotted around with great amusement in the brisk waters of Plum Lake Creek near Sayner during a recent excursion. --Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Antiseptic, gauze and adhesive strips

I DONT KNOW what got us on the topic the other day, but somehow a small group of us intellectuals got into a discussion about emergency rooms. We decided that todays emergency rooms are abused by people with plush medical insurance plans. I know people who haul their kids to the emergency room at the first sign of a cough or hiccup. Every time they come home from such a visit, they bring with them a bucketful of pills prescribed, I suspect, by doctors who would rather do that than waste any more time than necessary being threatened by parents who are sure Johnny or Susie is deathly ill and whose life can only be spared by ingesting a bucketful of pills. Ill leave the desirability of filling children full of antibiotics and other pills for minor

Trails & Tales

By Will Maines
afflictions to the experts of the medical field, but I can tell you I and every other kid I grew up with went through our youth surviving just fine, thank you, with home remedies, an occasional aspirin and, often, an edict from our parents to get tougher. In my youth, emergency rooms were just that, places to go if a kid actually broke a leg skiing, broke an arm falling out of a tree or crushed a vertebra or two trying to fly a homemade airplane off the roof of a three-story house. I can think of instances

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when I might have been carted off to the hospital had I grown up in todays world of emergency room abuse, but instead had things like compound fractures fixed with a couple pieces of leftover two-by-four splints. What kinds of things did we survive without a trip to the emergency room? Everything, thats what. Take, for instance, the time my cousin, Brian, brained me on the head and our friend, Craig Akey, in the back, with a dead popple tree he pushed over while we played one of our favorite summer games: drop a widow maker on the other guys head. We pushed over dozens of widow makers trees rotten from the ground up or at least in the upper reaches trying to nail another guy, usually To MAINES, Pg. 15A





Newspaper, community have special partnership

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to the staff of the Vilas County NewsReview and to the entire community which supports this outstanding newspaper through readership and advertising. The recent recognition of the News-Review as Wisconsins best for newspapers its size comes as no surprise. Our family enjoys receiving each edition we keep up on all the events and people in a spot weve been visiting for more than 40 years. In that time, weve seen this paper grow and help grow the community. Your special sections are also very useful in capturing the many diverse segments that make Vilas and environs such a special place. We enjoy your objective political reporting and opining as well as your outdoor coverage (second to none in the United States). Mom enjoys your wildlife photography. Typically, your editorial about your awards was very polite and humble; we notice you dont run many letters praising the newspaper. This is entirely typical of the staff that we have come to know at the News-Review. But lets give credit where credit is due! These Wisconsin awards for the News-Review come on top of the National Newspaper Associations designation of this newspaper late last year for Best in Community Service. (In many eyes, there is no higher recognition among newspaper peers.) And, again typically, the News-Review soft-pedaled that achievement. So we guess it falls to us, as readers, to shout: What a great newspaper! We do agree with the NewsReview editorial of Feb. 29 praising the community readers and advertisers for its support of the newspaper. The newspaper needs this strong backing to do its job and, frankly, there are few communities that enjoy as symbiotic relationship with its newspaper as Vilas County. Congrats to the NewsReviews entire staff and to every reader and advertiser who enjoys and contributes to this newspapers success. W. Edward Wendover Cadillac, Mich.

without success because, after getting brained a time or two most of us were too smart to get suckered again. One day Craig and I made the mistake of bending over to pick and eat ripe blueberries on the bald knob behind Uncle Neals house. Brian pretended to do the same, except that he had noticed a handy 6-inch dead popple well within range of Craig and me. As I slurped down my first handful of berries, Brian let out a war whoop a millisecond before a large portion of the tree, snapped off from a height of about 20 feet, crashed down, getting Craig in the middle of his back before bouncing off and scoring a direct hit on the side of my head. Craig merely had the wind knocked out of him and his spine rearranged. I wound up with a lump the size of a peach

on the side of my head and a gash on my neck. My first thought, after coming out of a semiconscious state, was to kill Brian, but by that time he had taken off running for the safety of home something that turned out to be a mistake on his part. More on that later. I fruitlessly chased him to the house in hopes of beating the snot out of him, but when I reached Aunt Bettys house, I was waylaid for the brand of medical care she, my mother and most other mothers of the time were famous for. The gash on my neck, which by that time had caused the loss of two quarts of blood, got the customary swab of Mercurochrome no longer available in the U.S. today because it contains mercury a swath of gauze and a couple strips of adhesive tape. The lump on my head got a gentle healing kiss, then a whack on the other side of my head from Aunt Betty to rein-

force the admonition that we shouldnt have been playing that stupid drop a widow maker on the other guys head game in the first place. Brian, on the other hand, expecting safe refuge at home, instead got several very strong whacks on that part of the anatomy where it would do the most good for being successful at the widow maker game. I gave Aunt Betty a lusty cheer for every whack. I should add that Mercurochrome, gauze and adhesive tape were about the only tools mothers needed back then to fix all sorts of injuries, basically anything that fell short of needing amputation, neurosurgery or the stoppage of internal bleeding. Crash your bike while riding to Sayner and collect two hands full of road rash? Stop at Leonard Olsons gas station and kindly Mary Olson would have you over in her house with the aforementioned staples of the medicine kit, patch

you up, give you a chocolatechip cookie and have you back on the bike in no time. Have your brother hit you in the head accidentally, of course with a baseball bat, opening up a gash that should have required 20 stitches? Your mother was at the ready with Mercurochrome, gauze and adhesive tape. An ill-timed back cast put the treble hooks of a Lazy Ike through your earlobe, nose and cheek at the same time? The three miracle aids made a quick patch after a pair of pliers was used to twist the offending hooks out. Getting patched up that way, or simply clotting up a 10stitch wound with moss and dirt until the injury victim could stumble home through the woods six hours later was as close as we came to an emergency room. Its too bad todays mothers dont know what ours did 50 years ago. Emergency rooms would be a lot emptier.

Candidate John OMelia backed for Oneida bench

Letter to the Editor: John OMelia was born and raised in the Oneida County area. He is well versed in the cares, concerns and desires of the people of Oneida County and is thoroughly familiar with the problems that face the residents of Oneida County. We have known, and work with and against John OMelia for in excess of 30 years. John is an extremely hardworking and dedicated attorney who is very knowledgeable about the law. In addition to Johns knowledge of the law, we have always found him to uphold extremely high ethical dealings. He is a strong and aggressive advocate for his clients, yet he continuously maintains a high moral and ethical standard. John OMelia can bring local knowledge, high legal knowledge and extremely high ethical and moral standards to the bench of Oneida County. We heartily support him for that position. Attorneys William W. Anderson and Steven C. Garbowicz Eagle River

Science shows global warming theories are bunk

Letter to the Editor: At some point in elementary school science classes, most of us learned that plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and give off oxygen. So it might stand to reason that plants exposed to higher levels of CO2 might grow even faster. For more than a generation now, environmental extremists have been admonishing the rest of us about our carbon footprint and our need to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide we emit into the air. Its all been bunk. And now, science agrees. At least according to the Aspen Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) project, the worlds largest climate change experiment. According to the Aspen FACE website at Michigan Technological University, The Aspen FACE Experiment is a multidisciplinary study to assess the effects of increasing tropospheric ozone and carbon dioxide levels on the structure and function of northern forest ecosystems. The Aspen FACE Experiment was conducted between 1997 and 2009 at the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Stations Harshaw Research Farm near Rhinelander. It was undertaken in an attempt to better understand the effects of large-scale tree response of three northern tree species to elevated carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) and ozone (urban pollution) in anticipation of predicted climate change. According to the U.S. Forest Service, The FACE modelplanted forests of pure aspen and aspen mixed with paper birch and sugar maple were exposed to elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide and tropospheric ozone for the first 11 years of their development. A final analytical harvest in 2009 provided full characterization of carbon storage and biomass production from 1 meter deep in the soil to the top of the forest canopy. More than 130 peerreviewed scientific publications authored by Forest Service scientists and collaborators are listed on the Michigan Technological Universitys Aspen FACE website. And what did they discover after they spent 12 years pumping all that extra carbon dioxide and ozone into the atmosphere of the North. Plants have a remarkable ability to adapt, even when exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide and ozone. According to Dr. Mark Kubiske, plant physiologist at the Northern Research Station, Even more surprising was the trees ability to grow more with operates her own small business, thanks, perhaps, to a microloan. Show me people who were brought up on the wrong side of the tracks with an alcoholic father, or absent mother, but, because someone took an interest in them (a teacher, a mentor), managed to make something of themselves. How about an example of a man who was mired in debt but decided to stop spending money he didnt have, paid his bills and is now debt free with a good credit rating? He could provide an example for what government should do. America has always been a storytelling nation. We love stories of people overcoming through hard work and personal integrity. The late radio broadcaster Paul Harvey made a career of telling inspirational stories. Why arent Republicans telling positive stories, instead of so often labeling and added CO2 while under drought conditions. If in our prediction models, we hold that increase constant at 10%, as conditions improve and worsen, we are underestimating the amount of CO2 that is being taken out. Researchers had believed that increased exposure to ozone, which is often toxic to plants, would inhibit plant growth, and slow the rate of absorption of CO2. But researchers were surprised to learn that exposure to increased levels of ozone showed no effect at all on plant growth. The plants were able to absorb higher levels of CO2 than had been previously expected, even when higher levels of CO2 were combined with increased levels of ozone. These findings also suggest that todays forests can actually support more vegetation than they did 100 years ago. Kerry Thomas Sayner condemning people? The smallest light can pierce the darkest room. Hope dispels despair. Confidence builds strength. You can do it beats youll never amount to anything. Republicans should find people in small towns and big cities who would tell their stories. Thats what voters want to hear and see. Its called leadership. It inspires people to believe in themselves and, ultimately, in America. Its what Reagan did. Go to YouTube and watch that 1984 campaign commercial Its Morning in America. For too many Republicans, the sun is setting on America. The return of Daylight Saving Time isnt going to help. Direct all mail for Cal Thomas to: Tribune Media Services, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038. Readers may also e-mail Cal Thomas at

Area firefighters saved our house

Letter to the Editor: We had a chimney fire a couple of weeks ago and Im writing this to recognize all the firemen who showed up to help save our house. It was around 7 a.m. when we were just getting up and when most of the volunteer firemen hadnt left for their normal jobs. They were able to get it under control quickly with minimal fire damage. The house was saved. Of course, there was smoke and water damage, but our insurance company is working to fix that. The insurance company cleaned and ionized the furniture that we needed when we had to move out of the house and into another and did a great job. No smoke smell. Astounding! Hats off to the Plum Lake, the St. Germain, Arbor Vitae and Boulder Junction fire departments. Thank you! Dottie and Bob Hermanson Sayner


Try viewing your world in 3-D


A lot of people say that they hate or they just dont like history. As someone who has always loved history, I confess that Ive never understood that, except when I hear from girls that their high school or college history courses were nothing but dates and wars and battles. I guess I can understand that. Sort of. Well, Im trying anyway. Dates and wars and battles aside, Ive been thinking about why I love learning the history of wherever it is that I live not Rome or Carthage or Germany or Japan, but ordinary places like Saukville or Benson or Hastings or Three Lakes. Its about seeing your world in an added dimension. I cant prove this, but I bet you that history lovers have more appreciation for

wherever it is they live than normal people and heres why. Normal people see the world the way it is right now and as they remember it. At best, thats two dimensions. They see the downtown Three Lakes or Eagle River of today and the downtown Three Lakes or Eagle River of five or 10 years ago. Ask them and theyll tell you: Its borrrrring. History lovers see their world in three dimensions, or even 13, or 30 if they have lingered long at the pool of yesterday. They see the downtown of today, the downtown of five or 10 years ago, plus the downtown of 50 years ago, 100 years ago, 300 years ago or even 3,000 years ago. I looked on in amazement as my two-time history major son ran around on the battle sites at Mack-

inac, Vicksburg and New Orleans. He was almost in a trance. I was looking at fields; he was seeing charges, retreats, casualties, horses and heroes. I learned something from the far-off look in his eyes. I found myself wanting to see as much as he was seeing. So Im saying that you can look at a piece of woods and see a piece of woods or you can look at a piece of woods and see Indians hunting, European explorers exploring, loggers from all over Europe who cant understand each others languages, frustrated immigrant farmers pulling up stumps and trying to eke a living out of land that only grows pines or potatoes. You can look at an old dying depot and see an empty building that needs To HISTORY, Pg. 16A

the Democrats game, Republicans should embrace a positive and optimistic vision. It worked for Ronald Reagan the president whom Republicans so revere and wish was still around. Does anyone believe if Reagan were alive today he would be happy with the way the party is destroying itself? I have made this argument before in different ways and with different analogies and I will continue to make it until someone takes it seriously. Stop arguing about philosophy and morality and instead feature people who have embraced Republican principles and whose lives are better as a result. These would include a single mother who is now independent of government assistance and either has a job or




School road needs work
Dear Editor, Who is responsible for Pleasure Island Road? Klondike Days, Derby and school officials must be embarrassed about the road conditions of Pleasure Island Road. If, while attending any of these functions, someone fell in the numerous potholes and injured an ankle, who would be liable? I just had a front-end alignment done on my vehicle. Could at least the potholes be filled? Would someone be liable to get my front end realigned? Not to mention the safety issues of the narrow road. Im a five-days-a-week, until June (thank God), Pleasure Island Road traveler. Mike Schelk Eagle River

to come down or you can see that depot in 1880 when it was brand new, the pride of the town, bustling with railroad employees and passengers of every description and new arrivals ready to start a new life, the very center of a metropolis thats going places because it got the railroad and even the depot! I could go on, but I think you get the point. Everywhere we move (and we move a lot) my wife, Donna, and I seek out the museums and anywhere else where we can learn the history of wherever we are living for a spell. In no time at all, we dis-

cover that we know more about the area than most of the natives do. And we love wherever it is were living and never find it boring because were seeing it in 3-D. And come to think of it, maybe thats why youre a better driver than I am. While youre seeing the sights around you like a good driver should Im seeing wagons and ponies and cattle being herded down the street and gunfights and Civil War-era regiments and Independence Day parades and a whole lot more. I suppose thats dangerous, but it sure isnt boring. Brian Thorstad is the interim senior pastor at Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church and a volunteer with the Three Lakes Historical Society.

Congratulations to newspaper
Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to the News-Review, Kurt Krueger, Gary Ridderbusch and staff. You always do a great job with your paper, but to win 15 awards including seven first places and receiving the award for the Best Weekly is something special. The news coverage in the News-Review is always the best, but especially so with the detailed coverage and pictures you do for all special events and the sports activities in the North Woods. The residents of the Eagle River area should be very proud of you and your efforts and great work. We wish you many more years of success and a bunch more well-deserved awards in the future. Keep up the good work. Dick Decker Eagle River

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