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EAGLE RIVER, WI 54521 (715) 479-4421 VOL. 126, NO. 37




WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Consultants tell Vilas County to reduce panels, merge offices




Vilas County should reduce the number of county board committees and merge departments, according to preliminary recommendations from consultants hired to study county finances. The preliminary results of the county board-approved $60,000 study by Schenck SC were presented to the countys Finance Committee last week with the goal of reducing costs. Mike Koneeny and David Maccoux, representatives for Schenck SC, also identified what county functions could be outsourced to the private sector.

There are 22 standing committees, said Koneeny. These should be consolidated and combined to five or six committees. Create an executive committee made up of chairs from these, plus the county board chairman. In response to a question from the audience, Koneeny said there was no analysis of reducing the size of the 21person county board. Committee jobs should focus on policy and not managing departments, continued Koneeny. You should have a management team that works with department heads. Koneeny and Maccoux told the Finance Committee they met with department heads three or four times and gener-

ated a lot of ideas, some specific and some for further study. They stressed it would take real strong leadership to implement the changes. They also suggested the county review shared services and collaborate with private businesses and nonprofits to provide services, according to Koneeny. There will be shrinking revenues, so you have to find a way to deliver services people want with less money, he said. One new department the study recommended is a finance department that would be responsible for the entire county financial and accounting functions. Koneeny said the county should adopt an informal long-range

five-year financial plan. They also recommended implementing hiring and other policies to reduce overall personnel costs by: evaluating workloads and replacing full-time employees with excess capacity with part-time employees, including seasonal employees. reducing hours of fulltime employees; providing cross training and assigning personnel to more than one department; reviewing overtime and compensatory time policies to reduce costs; and reviewing employee benefit costs. Finance Committee Chairman Chris Mayer said superTo VILAS, Pg. 2A

A hunter dragged a buck down a forest road during the nine-day gun deer season. --STAFF PHOTO

Buck kill rises more than 18% in Vilas, Oneida




CHRISTMAS WISH LIST Mackenzie Tank, 7, of Phelps, paused for a moment as she gave her Christmas wish list to Santa Claus,

as Eagle River kicked off the holiday season at the Depot Museum last Saturday. --Staff Photo By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

The 2011 buck harvest took another big jump during the nine-day season that ended Sunday, up 31% in Vilas County and up 11% in neighboring Oneida. Preliminary registration figures show hunters took 1,215 bucks in Vilas, up from 928 in 2010, and 1,736 bucks in Oneida, up from 1,560 last year. The two-county buck harvest increased 30% last year after the buck harvest numbers had dropped to 30-year lows in 2008 and 2009. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said Tuesday morning that a conservative antlerless harvest in the North Woods the past two years has increased the buck population.

Chuck McCullough, the DNRs wildlife supervisor for the six-county Headwaters Area, attributed the increased buck harvest to two things. We had good, conservative management for the past two years with limited antlerless harvest and we had several straight mild winters, said McCullough. He said DNR game managers expected an increase after a buck-only hunt in most units the past two years, and a mild winter that put doe-fawn ratios close to long-term averages. The increase in the buck kill should indicate that the herd is moving in the right direction, though all the details wont be known until a closer unitTo BUCK KILL, Pg. 2A

Residents can file nomination papers


Gov. Walker, state leaders to visit North

North Woods residents interested in state government issues and the economy can attend the fifth annual Governors Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 13-14, at The Waters of Minocqua. Northern Wisconsin has its own unique set of economic challenges and opportunities, said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. The summit presents a forum for my administration to meet with the business community and area leaders to discuss how we can collaborate at local and state levels to boost the economy and job creation in this region. Registration for the twoday summit is $75. For more information about attending the summit, visit northTo SUMMIT, Pg. 2A



Area residents with a penchant for local politics can begin circulation of nomination papers for county, town and school board positions Friday, Dec. 2. The deadline for filing the papers for the April 3, 2012, election will be 5 p.m. Tues-

day, Jan. 3, 2012. Area town governments with five-member boards will have elections for two of four supervisor positions, while Vilas County will hold elections for 21 county superviTo CANDIDATES, Pg. 3A


Mentored hunters bond with family
I With six bucks in two years, the mentored hunting program has been great for Carlie Volk, 11, of Three Lakes. Page 8A

HUNKERED DOWN A storm that hit prior to Thanksgiving had this bluejay seeking refuge in

pines. Only a trace of snow remains on the ground after a week of thaws. --STAFF PHOTO


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Vilas: county finance director recommended

visors did reduce staff and hours of zoning deputies at the November county board meeting. The board also replaced four full-time positions in the highway department with limited-term employees not to exceed $39,000 in costs. To my knowledge, no one has been privy to this report prior to this meeting, said Mayer, referring to the hiring policies recommended by the study and the county board reducing staff. It was recommended that if a position of county finance director is established, the need for separate financial systems within departments would diminish. Koneeny said an online access could be implemented to eliminate the need for separate receipts and disbursements in each department. By department Koneeny and Maccoux admitted there were many ideas on how county departments could become more efficient, with most recommendations in the study involving accounting systems and consolidations. There are 25 departments in Vilas County government with 270 employees. Nineteen of the departments have less than 10 employees. Finance Committee members admitted the study gives them a lot of options to think about when the final document is presented. The following is a review of the various departments and recommendations included in the preliminary report. Child support: It is recommended a full-time position can be reduced in 2012 by consolidating into the Human Services Department. By consolidating, there could be increased crosstraining to more easily utilize employee capacity. Commission on aging: The commission would be better served by creating separate expenditure accounts for each program of the commission. Coroner: The current position is elective with a budget of $129,192 which, when viewed with comparative county costs for coroner services, are higher than many other similar-sized counties. Some counties have gone to a medical examiner. The study recommended a review of the situation and then consideration if any changes are appropriate. Supervisor Jim Behling said a reason for the high costs was


The average daily high at this time last year for the next seven days was 25, while the average overnight low was 16. There was snow on five days measuring 3.40 inches and .19 of an inch of rain on another day. Days precipitation recorded since Oct. 1, 2011, 27 days; 2010, 27 days. Average high of past 30 days, 2011, 42; 2010, 41. Average low of past 30 days, 2011, 25; 2010, 24.



Warm temperatures 2010-11 11-12 Thanksgiving Day and Snowy days 8 6 rain Saturday took a Inches to date 4.58 7.54 toll on the snow cover Ground cover 0" Trace that helped deer hunters earlier in the week. There is a thin layer of ice on many lakes in the North Woods. Anglers are reminded to use extreme caution when venturing on early ice. Wednesday there will be increasing clouds in the afternoon, with a high of 34 and a low of 14. Thursday up to one inch of light snow is expected, with a high of 30 and a low of 22. Friday should be partly cloudy and breezy, with a high of 28 and a low of 11. Saturday light snow in the afternoon is possible, with a high of 29 and a low of 18. Sunday will be colder with accumulating snow in the forecast, with a high of 25 and a low of 15.


A study of the financial systems used by Vilas County departments was presented to the Finance Committee by consultants from Schenck, SC. According to Mike Koneeny, left,

and Dave Maccoux, the county should reduce the present 22 standing county board committees to five or six, along with an Executive Committee. --Photo By Ken Anderson


Downtown businesses team up to offer special shopping day

Six Eagle River businesses have joined together to offer a day for shopping and fundraising this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The businesses include Eagle River Roasters, Grandmas Toy Box, Pink Coyote Indian Art & Jewelry, Riverstone Restaurant & Tavern, Salon & Spa on Railroad Street, and WalkAbout Paddle & Apparel. Each business will accept donations for a local charity. There will be opportunities to donate to Warm The Children, the Vilas County Commission on Aging (home-delivered meals), Humane Society of Vilas County, Northwoods Childrens Museum, Vilas Food Pantry and the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. All stores will offer discounts or promotions to those who provide a donation to the charity represented at that business. In addition, participants can pick up a card at their first shopping location and have it stamped at five of the locations (excluding Riverstone). After shoppers have received a stamp from all five locations, it should be put in the box at their last store to be entered into the drawing totaling $1,000 in gift cards from the participating locations. After shopping, participants may stop by Riverstone, starting at 4:30 p.m. The restaurant will offer discounts and a $5 dining card for all shopping participants. The grand prizewinner for the gift card basket will be drawn and announced at Riverstone at approximately 5 p.m. For more information on what charity each business will represent, or what their specials will be for the day, contact the stores directly.

potentially unnecessary autopsies as the number of autopsies seem excessive. County clerk: Consider payroll changes by outsourcing for payroll processing services and require direct deposit of payroll. Forestry and parks: There are opportunities for potential cost reductions and service efficiencies by consolidating into a larger department such as Land Information along with other land-related departments. In addition, outsources could be looked at for parks, land sales, wildlife habitat, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle trails, according to Koneeny. Highway: A change in accounting procedures was recommended, creating two separate funds one for maintenance and construction of the county highway and bridge systems, and an enterprise fund that would include the amount of tax levy required to finance expenses of the department including administrative costs. A separate special revenue fund would separate the property tax levy from state aids, said Maccoux. There should be developed an operating plan to address what is needed for highway maintenance, miles of roads, current conditions, and what level of service is needed. Maccoux said it was the winter months that drives the staffing plan for the highway department, with the recommendation to use part-time employees for winter months, entering into contracts with

private vendors and creating a public works department The study also recommended looking at collaboration with other highway departments, which the county board has started. Human services: Currently there are four case workers in child protective services which the caseload study indicates is lower than expected and adjustments have been made as part of the 2012 budget. Maccoux said there are unique financial reporting requirements in social services and the county is heavily reliant on one employee to manage the current system with limited backup. The study noted a county finance director could increase controls and oversight, while also providing a primary backup. Information technology: This is work that could be contracted out and the recommendation is to consider replacing permanent employees with contracted employees. Juvenile intake: Many counties provide this service with employees of a social services department. It was recommended to review the organizational structure to see if there are any advantages to change. Land and water conservation: It was recommended to combine and consolidate into a larger department that has other land-related functions. It could include within a larger department the function of LandInformation/mapping/geo graphic information system/ surveyor. The draft also indicates these functions could be

contracted out to the private sector. Maintenance: The duties could be contracted to the private sector. The county should consider combining maintenance and buildings and grounds with the county Highway Department and provide employee cross-training. Public health: The consultants said there is duplicated record keeping that has increased department costs without increasing services to taxpayers. The study recommended consolidation of billing functions in a finance department and merging into a human services department. Sheriff: The major areas of recommendations were to eliminate separate department recording, integrate telecommunicators and correction officers, and perform a staffing study due to the department being at the high end of staff costs. Tax listing: Combine with other land-related departments. Tourism and publicity: Complete a study of the feasibility of establishing a county-wide tourism zone commission funded by a lodging tax enacted by all municipalities. Zoning and planning: Consolidate into other land-related department, consider replacing permanent employees with contracted employees, and review fee prices for possible increases at specific intervals. It was pointed out register of deeds and corporation counsel were absent from the report.

Summit: The summit is the combined work of several state agencies and aims to stimulate discussion of key issues specific to northern Wisconsin, including growing the economy, jobs and workforce development, technology, transportation, clean and renewable energy, small-business development and natural resources. The summit will kick off Tuesday and include a Conversation with Leadership three- to five-minute briefings on key issues within several state agencies as they pertain to northern Wisconsin. Scheduled to participate in the two cabinet panel discussions are Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp; Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett; Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Mike Berg; Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.


(WEDC) CEO Paul Jadin; Department of Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler; Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson, Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel; and Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Executive Director Wyman Winston. Breakout sessions and workshops will be offered following the opening session. Workshops Tuesday will include a round-table discussion with Stepp and labor market outlook from the DWD. Wednesday will feature a keynote address from Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, sessions addressing jobs, the progress of renewable energy in Wisconsin, programs offered by the new WEDC and a discussion about the expansion of broadband throughout Wisconsin.

Buck kill: hunters register 1,200 bucks in Forest

by-unit look is taken in the weeks ahead, said McCullough. In nearby Forest County, hunters registered 1,200 bucks this year compared to 943 in 2010, an increase of 27%. After the buck-only hunt in most units last year, the antlerless harvest increased dramatically, according to McCullough. Last year, the only hunters who could possess an antlerless tag in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties were first-year hunters safety graduates, disabled hunters with a permit and active-duty servicemen and -women. In Vilas County, hunters harvested 686 antlerless deer compared to 40 last year. In Oneida County, the antlerless harvest jumped from 296 last year to 1,912 this year. And in Forest County, the antlerless take went from 97 last year to 554 this year. Well study the totals and see how this all shakes out in the months ahead, he said, noting game managers would use the registration figures and other information collected during the year to determine prewinter population estimates for each management unit. McCullough said there were a lot of young bucks harvested, something he expected with a growing herd. We found that hunters were happy this year, he said. It was a pleasant season.
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City positioning for road grants




SHANTY PARADE The Eagle River Business Association held its third annual ice shanty parade Saturday as part of the festivities welcoming Santa Claus to town last Saturday. The shanties were shown on Wall Street (above) and youths served hot chocolate from the back of one shanty (below). At right, the shanty prizes went to (from left) Jack and John Hayes, second place; and Kyle and Ron Smith, first place. --STAFF PHOTOS

City officials approved funding engineering and environmental reports for Silver Lake Road reconstruction and extending sewer and water along Highway 70 West in a joint meeting of the Eagle River City Council and the Light and Water Commission last week. The approval of funding the two repoprts will put the two projects in a position for grants, according to city officials. The Silver Lake Road project was estimated at $924,850 and would include 850 feet of new storm sewer, sanitary sewer and 900 feet of new sidewalk. The reconstructed road would be 41 feet wide and existing storm, sanitary sewer and water mains would be replaced with laterals to the right of way. In addition, there would be a new asphalt path from Maple Street to Sheridan Street on the west side across the park area. Purchase of new right of way will not be required. Sewer and water on Highway 70 West would extend to the former Nemos Supper Club just beyond Oak Drive. It also would extend south to the former Finish Line Trailer property and north of the highway to what was the former White Eagle Motel parcel. Jim Bollmann of MSA Professional Services indicated the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is willing to fund both projects with a 40year loan of 2.6%. City administrator Joe Laux said a grant for the Highway 70 West sewer

project could be up to 25%, but we have not been told well get that. He said the Department of Natural Resources Clean Water Fund also will be looked at for funding. The City Council had previously acted on a preliminary engineering report for Silver Lake Road, but the Light and Water Commission had to act on the plan. Both groups had to act on an environmental report from MSA costing $7,500. Utility Commissioner Betsy Reach Spencer said there were too many mights when it came to funding the projects, but Bollmann said the USDA has approved our pre-application loan with the next step developing the preliminary engineering report and the environmental report. Laux said the Community Development Block Grant has to be let by next May or the city could lose it and, if Silver Lake Road is not done, Highway 70 West also may not be done. We met the criteria for a 50% grant for Silver Lake Road and the 40-year loan, he said. The project would be cost shared one-third each between the city, sewer and water. After all grants were taken into account, it would be $167,000 each. The $924,850 includes everything. The utility commission approved the engineering portion by a 3-1 vote, with acknowledgement that the design would be viable into the future even if the project is not done now. Reach Spencer was the dissenting vote.

Loans available for rural housing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development recently announced that loans with affordable monthly payments are still available to rural Wisconsin communities. The Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Program requires no down payment and is financed through participating lenders. GRH loans are available to low- and moderateincome individuals and families. These loans are made at a fixed interest rate for 30 years, and the amount of the mortgage is limited by repayment ability. There are no restrictions on the home size. Applications for these programs are currently being accepted. For free prequalification, contact Rural Development at (715) 524-8522, ext. 4, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by email at

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Sen. Holperin, Rep. Ripp author bicycle law changes

A package of changes to Wisconsins bicycle statutes was signed into law last week following approval by the state Senate and state Assembly during the October floor session. The legislation, authored by state Sen. Jim Holperin (DEagle River) and state Rep. Keith Ripp (R-Lodi), is known as Act 73 and makes a halfdozen changes to Wisconsin bicycle law in order to reflect recent developments in bicycle technology, safety and riding trends. Every few years, state statutes need an update in recognition of whats going on in the real world, Holperin said. Thats what this package of bicycle law changes is designed to do. The North Woods legislator said one provision of the new law allows bicyclists to use either hand to signal the intent to turn or stop. The old law, left over from the days when car drivers used hand signals, allowed only the cyclists left arm to be used to signal a turn or stop, he said. Another safety-related provision allows motor vehicle drivers to pass bicyclists (or any other slow-moving vehicle) in a no-passing zone if the bicycle is traveling at less than half the posted speed limit. In recognition of new bicycle technology, Act 73 allows vehicles propelled by hand, like recumbent bikes used by the handicapped, to be defined as bicycles. The law also allows bicycles to use studded tires and allows red lights to substitute for red reflectors. Other changes contained in the legislation relate to bicycle and moped parking. This package of bicycle law updates was obviously not the most important bill of the fall floor session, but it does clean up the statutes and will both improve bike riding safety while preventing bicyclists and motorists alike from being ticketed for things that are already accepted practice or just plain common sense, said Holperin.

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sors with expiring terms. Several members of the Northland Pines, Three Lakes and Phelps school boards also have expiring terms. There also will be an election for a Wisconsin Court of Appeals judge in District 3 to fill a vacant seat. If a primary election is necessary due to three or more candidates filing for a position, the primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. The following is a rundown of the current county, town and school district elected officials with expiring terms: Vilas supervisors District 1, Land O Lakes, Conover Ward 3, Ralph Sitzberger; District 2, Winchester, Presque Isle, vacant; District 3, Boulder Junction Ward 2, Arbor Vitae Ward 4, Manitowish Waters, Charles

Vilas, Oneida supervisors have expiring terms

District 16, Phelps Ward 1, Washington Ward 2, Robert Egan; District 17, Washington Ward 1, Lincoln Ward 3, James Behling; District 18, Eagle River Wards 4 and 5, Lincoln Ward 2, Leon Kukanich; District 19, Eagle River Wards 1, 2 and 3, Linda L. Thorpe; District 20, Lincoln Ward 4, Washington Ward 3, Edward Bluthardt Jr.; District 21, Lincoln Ward 1, Kathleen Rushlow. Oneida County Oneida County Branch 2 circuit court judge, Mark A. Mangerson; District 7 supervisor, Three Lakes Ward 2, Jim Sharon; District 13 supervisor, Three Lakes Wards 1, 3 and 4, Dave Hintz; and District 14 supervisor, Sugar Camp Wards 1 and 2, Scott Holewinski. Vilas town boards Cloverland: supervisor 3, Martin Ketterer; and supervisor 4, Stephen Favorite. Lincoln: supervisor 2, Leon Kukanich; and supervisor 4, Bruce Richter. Phelps: supervisor, Eugene McCaslin; and supervisor Dorothy Kimmerling. St. Germain: supervisor 1, Lee Christensen; and supervisor 2, William Bates. Three Lakes board Three Lakes: supervisor, Steven Garbowicz; and supervisor, Ed Starke. School boards Northland Pines: Area C (Land O Lakes), Holly McCormack; Area E (St. Germain, Newbold), Eric Neff; and member-at-large 1, John Sarama. Three Lakes: Mike Kwaterski and Tom Rulseh. Phelps: Tabitha Buckmaster and Sherry Bierman.
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Oliver C. Baccus
Oliver C. Baccus, age 93, of Sayner, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh. He was born on April 8, 1918, in Tinley Park, Ill., the son of Henry and Rose (nee Prausa) Baccus. Oliver worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a fishery researcher for 30 years. He proudly served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 19421946. Oliver loved the outdoors; he especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and cutting firewood. He was a member of the American Legion Post 451 in Boulder Junction, a member of the Plum Lake Fire Department for many years and a wonderful loving husband and father. Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marilyn Baccus; three brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his loving wife, Berniece (nee Doll) Baccus of Sayner; children, Kathleen Baccus of Oshkosh, Wis., William (Linda) Baccus of Ontonagon, Mich., and Blaine (Dera) Baccus of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Sayner, Wis., with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church or the Plum Lake Ambulance Service. Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family, (715) 356-3200. Online condolences may be shared at


Trees gets $50,000 donation

Trees For Tomorrow recently received a $50,000 donation from longtime supporter Bart Brown, who willed the money to the organization upon his death. The funds will be used to install a new roof on the Taylor Education Hall. Brown was the former coowner and editor of the Oconomowoc Enterprise, and participated in the Wisconsin Newspaper Associations annual retreat at Trees For Tomorrow since 1985. Gifts like this are so important for nonprofit organizations, said Maggie Bishop, executive director of Trees For Tomorrow. This gift allowed us to install a new roof on the Mully Taylor Education Hall that was in very poor shape. A project like this is hard to plan for in the regular budget. Lakeland Roofing Minocqua was contracted to do the job, replacing the roof during early November. Another recent donation came in the form of lumber, which was given to Trees For Tomorrow by Roger Pluedeobjective information on the wise management and use of our trees, forests and other natural resources. Trees For Tomorrow is a nonprofit natural resources specialty school, which offers field-based programs that place participants in direct contact with natural resources that support human needs. We dont receive any state or federal funding, and generous gifts are vital to Trees For Tomorrows continued successful operation, said Bishop. The programs aim to develop awareness, knowledge and understanding of natural resources to help participants make informed decisions regarding the management and use of those resources, according to Bishop. This experience inspires and promotes stewardship of natural resources for use by future generations, she said. To learn more about what Trees For Tomorrow offers contact the specialty school at (715) 479-6456 or learning@ or visit

A $50,000 post-mortem donation from Bart Brown allowed Trees For Tomorrow to install a new roof. --Contributed Photo

Julia Holmes
Julia Holmes, 87, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Nov. 14, 2011, after a four-year struggle with Alzheimers. She was born Oct. 6, 1924, in West Bend, Ind. Julia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Melvin Bud Holmes; and her great-grandson, Emmett Klessig. She is survived by her son, Kenison Holmes; and daughter-in-law, Helen Holmes of Kingston, Ariz.; her daughter, Susan Klessig and son-in-law, Larry Klessig of Eagle River; eight loving grandchildren, Kim (Billy) Hester of Hot Springs, Kenison Holmes of Little Rock, Ark., Jesse Holmes of Livingston, Ark., Dan, David, Matthew, Wade and John Klessig, all of Eagle River; 13 great-grandchildren, Cody and Kali Hester of Hot Springs, Julianna Holmes of Little Rock, Kirsten, Megan, August, Jakob, Joe, Kayla, Dakota, Jeb and Jack, all of Eagle River. Julia moved from Villa Park, Ill., to Hot Springs in 1974, after her husband Bud retired from his job of 33 years with the Naval Ordinance plant in Forest Park, Ill. They were summer visitors to Eagle River and enjoyed being with their daughter and their grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Julia was cremated, as was her husband now they will be together always.

man. The load was delivered by Martin Snorky Sauer of Eagle River, who brought the logs from a site at Monahan Forest in Conover. The wood will be used in the lounge fireplaces on the campus of the facility to warm workshop participants during the winter months, according

to Bishop. With budgets being strained in todays economy, we truly could not make it without gifts and support from our friends, she said. Donations like this are greatly appreciated and help in so many ways to continue our mission of providing balanced,

National forest offers Christmas tree permits

A fresh-cut, personally selected tree from the national forest can add to the holiday season and is a way to stretch holiday dollars. Last year, more than 600 visitors to the ChequamegonNicolet National Forest (CNNF) found their perfect Christmas tree, said Dave Melancon of the CNNF. A cutting permit costs $5 per tree and can be purchased at any U.S. Forest Service district ranger station. Up to five permits can be sold to a household. Permits and maps may be obtained by mail but people must allow time for a check to travel through the mail and the permit to be returned. The following are tips from the CNNF for a safe and successful tree search: Make sure your chosen tree is on National Forest System lands; visitor maps can be viewed or purchased at Forest Service offices including your local district ranger office. Choose a cutting area that is away from private property, plantations, developed recreation or administration sites. Select a tree at least 50 feet off the roadside, trail, lake or recreation site. Select a tree the correct size for your home; dont cut the top off a taller tree. Arrive early at your cutting area. It may take longer than you think to find that special tree. Be prepared for a winter outdoor experience. Wear proper clothing, take plenty of snacks and water and make sure your vehicle is prepared for winter travel. Many national forest roads are not maintained or snowplowed during the winter. Let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back. Dont rely on your cell phone as it may not work in many areas of the forest. Dont forget a rope to tie down your tree. After youve cut down your tree, wrap it in a tarp and tie it to your cars roof. Cut your tree a bit longer than youll need (6 to 12 inches), so youll have room to make a fresh cut on the bottom just before bringing it into the warm house. Dont cut it too much in advance as it will begin to seal up. Get your tree into its stand as soon as possible. As the tree warms and thaws. it will take up water; it will need a lot more when its new, so check the reservoir frequently in the beginning. Even though it has been cut, your tree is still alive and the needles will take on water. As the days go on, the cells in the cut end react to the wound and seal up and less water will be used, and the tree will begin to die. For more information or to purchase a permit, stop by the CNNF district ranger office in Eagle River or call (715) 479-2827.

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Carol R. Skorey, age 58, died Saturday, Nov. 26, in her St. Germain home. She was raised in Chicago, Ill., where she SKOREY met and married (38 years) the love of her life, Jon Skorey. Together they relocated to St. Germain to raise their two sons. She is survived by her parents, Evelyn and Werner Heesch; husband, Jon Skorey; two sons, Jason (Marusha) and Eric (Tiffany); and the joy of her life, granddaughter, Ryleigh. Blondie enjoyed living between her two homes of Pompano Beach, Fla., and St. Germain, Wis. Her heart was in the Northwoods, where she loved bass fishing and spending time with her family and friends. She was a very talented watercolor artist. She escaped her pains and stress by painting scenes of the Northwoods, animals and portraits of her granddaughter. Blondie lived life to the fullest and every day with a smile. She had a very strong and bright soul. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Bolger Funeral Home-Woodruff Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m. and Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by burial at St. Germain Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

Crocks, jugs, earthenware bowls & pitchers; art pottery, Roseville, Hull, etc.; cookie jars; hand-decorated china; glassware before WWII; patchwork quilts & fancywork; Oriental rugs; picture frames; clocks, watches & fobs; jewelry; oil lamps; elec. lamps w/glass shades; old advertising items, signs, posters, containers, boxes, mixing bowls, etc., especially from Eagle River; coin-operated machines, slots, peanut, etc.; shotguns, rifles & handguns; hunting knives; wooden duck & fish decoys; old tackle boxes & lures; rods, reels & creels; glass minnow traps; old tools; toys of all kinds, trains, trucks, tractors, tin wind-ups, games, dolls, etc.; enamelware, especially bright colors; old photos of interiors & outdoor activities; all magazines before WWII; postcards (pre1920); coin & stamp collections; old wood carvings of animals, etc. Check with me before you sell.

Red Cross launches holiday campaign

The holiday season is just around the corner and this year the American Red Cross has launched a holiday fundraising campaign to make a donation in the name of the people on their gift list. Donations can help provide food and shelter to victims of disaster, purchase things like phone cards and supplies for a member of the Armed Forces, or supply basic necessities to families in desperate need in countries across the world. Everyone is welcome to browse through the Red Cross Holiday Giving Catalog and view symbolic gifts they can purchase for, or in honor of, a loved one things like infantcare kits for babies in emergency shelters, comfort kits for wounded warriors, or water containers used when natural disasters disrupt a communitys water supply overseas. We are asking people to give a gift that means something in the spirit of the holiday season, said Mae Nachman, local Red Cross executive. Their donation can help save the day when a fire destroys a neighbors house, when a patient needs blood or when a member of the military has a family emergency back home. Locally, the American Red Cross of north central Wisconsin responded to more than 81 disaster incidents this past fiscal year, affecting 79 families, and provided them with immediate care and helped them on the road to recovery. Fiscal year 2011 was a busy year for the Red Cross. Red Cross chapters responded to more than 68,000 disasters across the country, including the launch of major relief operations for wildfires that burned hundreds of thousands of acres, tornadoes that destroyed entire towns, and flooding that left communities under water, from the Dakotas to the East Coast. Red Cross service to the Armed Forces workers provided assistance to more than 386,000 members of the military and their families, veterans and civilians. Red Cross blood services distributed more than 9 million blood products for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. More than 8.2 million people were enrolled in health and safety training such as first aid and CPR, aquatics and water safety. To donate, visit, call 1-(800) RED-CROSS or send contributions to the local chapter or to American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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Price increase set for water test kits

The Oneida County UWExtension office recently announced that cost of water testing through the Water and Environmental Analysis Laboratory at the College of Natural Resources in Stevens Point will rise $5, effective Jan. 1. The cost for the homeowners package of tests which will go from its current $44 to $49, according to UW-Extension officials. The homeowners package covers the following tests, the bottle and all instructions: total coliform bacteria, nitrate plus nitrite-nitrogen, pH, alkalinity, hardness, chloride, conductivity and corrosivity index. For those of you with get the water tested on your list of things to do in the coming year, right now might be a good time to check that item off your list, said program assistant Jonna Stephens Jewell. The total cost of these tests, if done individually, would be $100, which currently means a 56% savings when choosing the homeowners package of tests before the price change. The cost to pick up a test bottle is $3, while a check or money order for the remaining $41 can be sent with the sample to the lab. The shipping cost for the sample is the senders responsibility. Dont wait until your water tastes or smells funny, said Jewell. Get your well water tested now and start the new year with one less task on your to-do list. For more information on water testing, soil testing or other services offered by the Oneida County UW-Extension office, call (715) 365-2750.

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Patriots to host meeting Dec. 13

The Northwoods Patriots will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River at 6 p.m. The group will present a video by Marilyn Barnewall discussing the advantages of state banks over the Federal Reserve System. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Shirley Kufeldt at (715) 479-9187.

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Vilas County Sheriff A total of 268 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 11 vehicle accidents, one abandoned vehicle report, five requests for agency assistance, two ambulance requests, one animal problem, one attempt to locate, seven burglar alarms, seven requests for citizen assistance, five disturbances, one report of found property, one report of harassment, three reports of hazardous conditions, three hitand-runs, four juvenile problems/ runaways, one report of lost/missing persons, two reports of lost property, six reports of suspicious circumstances, five thefts, one report of a threat, 14 traffic violations, one vacation check, one weapons offense, two welfare checks, 15 911 hang ups and one snowmobile violation. At least 10 calls were referred to the Eagle River Police Department and there were at least 26 informational or procedural entries. In the past week, at least 12 people were booked at the Vilas County Jail, including three for probation revocations, one for operating while intoxicated, two for battery, one for operating without a license, two for bail jumping and two for disorderly conduct. During the week, the inmate population ranged from 80 to 72. As of Nov. 28, there were 80 inmates. Monday, Nov. 21 - 12:42 a.m. - A one-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Country Lane and Arnett Road in Arbor Vitae, involving Raymond R. Zortman of Lac du Flambeau. Zortman was cited for operating while intoxicated, driving too fast for conditions and drinking in a moving vehicle. - 11 a.m. - A one-vehicle rollover was reported on Indian Road in Phelps, involving Melissa M. Norton of Phelps. Norton was cited for driving after revocation. Sunday, Nov. 20 - 12:57 p.m. - A two-vehicle accident was reported near 5416 Boot Lake Road in the town of Cloverland, involving Robyn G. Hanauer and Kirsten J. Klessig, both of Eagle River. Hanauer was traveling northbound and Klessig was traveling southbound on Boot Lake Road. Saturday, Nov. 19 - 2:20 p.m. - A one-vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 70 near Highway C in St. Germain, involving Walter L. Geist of St. Germain. - 3:11 p.m. - A one-vehicle accident was reported at 660 Highway 45 in the town of Lincoln, involving Sandy L. Bergman of Rhinelander. - 5:52 p.m. - A vehicle/deer accident was reported on Highway G near Boot Lake Road in the town of Lincoln, involving Mark J. Vander Bloomen of Eagle River. - 6 p.m. - A one-vehicle accident was reported on Highway W near Winegar Road in Presque Isle, involving Nicholas B. Riegleman of Racine. Riegleman was cited for drinking in a moving vehicle and failure to maintain reasonable speed. - 6:30 p.m. - A one-vehicle accident was reported in a private parking lot in Phelps, involving Robert D. Uttenbock of Appleton. Uttenbock was cited for hit and run and failure to report accident. - 7:15 p.m. - A one-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Highway M and Country Lane in Arbor Vitae, involving Stephanie M. Kellner of Arbor Vitae. - 11:36 p.m. - A one-vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 51 near Manitowish access road in Manitowish Waters, involving Jacob L. Tutt of Mercer. Eagle River Police Among the calls received by Vilas County dispatchers were at least 10 calls for the Eagle River Police. These included one vehicle accident, two fire alarms, one ambulance request, one request for citizens assistance, one report of harassment, one report of dumping, one information report, one Lifeline alarm, one report of lost property, one probation violation, two reports of suspicious circumstances, one theft, two traffic violations, and one report of unsecured premises. Three Lakes Police This police department reported one 911 hang up, two ambulance requests, two animal problems, one report of domestic violence, two reports of fraud, one report of gunshots, one welfare check, two reports of information, one juvenile problem, one report of a missing person, one operating while intoxicated, one reckless driving, one request for agency assistance, one report of suspicious circumstances, three traffic stops and one violation of court order.

BERGENTHAL CHALLENGE As a part of the Bergenthal Challenge to raise money for holiday turkeys, the Eagle River Rotary Club recently donated $855 to the Vilas Food Pantry. Taking part in

the check presentation were, from left, Rotary member Rick Donohoe, Vilas Food Pantry President Donna Martens and Rotary member Kathy Knobel. --Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Vilas County Court report

Man granted competency exam in Lac du Flambeau arson case

A 21-year-old Lac du Flambeau man, who is alleged to have started two Dumpsters on fire, was granted last week a competency examination before the case will proceed in Vilas County Circuit Court. Joseph W. Negani III is charged with arson of property other than a building for his alleged involvement in starting fires in two Dumpsters in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 21. During a motion hearing last Monday, Neganis attorney, Galen Byane Allison of Rhinelander, requested a competency exam for Negani. Judge Neal A. Nielsen III granted the motion and ordered a competency report and exam, with a competency hearing set for Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. Negani is alleged to have started Dumpsters on fire at Northern Waste Inc. and at an apartment building at 931 Elks Point Lane, both in Lac du Flambeau. He also is charged with criminal damage to property, first-degree reckless endangerment and attempted arson of a building, all repeaters. Negani was previously charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, attempted arson of a building, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping, all stemming from an incident March 18, 2010. In other felony cases, Nikkolas T. Langelle, 21, of Ironwood, Mich., charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Langelle, and Dustin B. Shamp, 21, also of Ironwood, are alleged to have been involved in the burglary of Pukall Lumber in Manitowish Waters Sept. 14. According to the criminal complaint, the two men used a pry bar and kicked in a westfacing service door to enter the lumber company. They allegedly took about $1,000 in cash from a safe, about $287 from a drawer, checks and miscellaneous cash. Ironwood law enforcement officials said the two men have possibly been involved in up to 15 other burglaries in Iron County, Wisconsin, and in Gogebic County, Michigan. Matthew J. Arndt, 31, of Eagle River, entered a notguilty plea to charges of possession of narcotic drugs and possession of an illegally obtained prescription between May 4 and May 13. A pretrial conference was set for Dec. 27 at 2:30 p.m. The state requested to dismiss a charge of receiving stolen property, which Judge Nielsen granted. Patrick D. Hennessy, 27, of Arbor Vitae, charged with two counts of manufacturing, delivery of cocaine, had an initial appearance adjourned to Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, Hennessy sold two packages of cocaine weighing .3 and 1.2 grams to investigators in a controlled purchase March 2 in Arbor Vitae. He was released on a $2,500 signature bond. Joseph R. Hiland, 24, of Green Bay, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, party to a crime, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, Hiland and Damon C. Burke, 20, of Green Bay, entered an unlocked residence at 1488 S. Farming Road in Arbor Vitae and allegedly took $5,000 to $7,000 in cash and coins, a large flat-screen television and a chop saw. They also are charged with theft of moveable property, criminal damage to property, attempted burglary of a building or dwelling and criminal damage to property. Andrew C. Oettinger, 21, of Eagle River, charged with two counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and misdemeanor theft, entered a plea of not guilty, and a pretrial conference was set for Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Oettinger is alleged to have burglarized homes in the towns of Washington and Lincoln December of 2010. Jason C. Jensen, 34, of Sugar Camp, entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of stalking, and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. A motion to dismiss the charge by attorney Mike Reilley was denied; however, a motion to sequester was granted. Jensen allegedly stalked a woman in Arbor Vitae between March 17 and June 22, 2011. Nathan A. White, 26, of Abbotsford, was bound over for arraignment and entered a not-guilty plea on charges of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and operating a motor vehicle after revocation July 17 in Manitowish Waters. A pretrial conference was set for Dec. 20 at 9:45 a.m. Judge Nielsen said the defendant may appear by phone. Todd A. Koster, 49, of Pleasant Prairie, charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fifth offense, Nov. 10, 2010, in Conover, had a status hearing adjourned to Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. He also is charged with operating while intoxicated causing injury, fifth offense. Karen A. Friday, 40, of Lac du Flambeau, had a sentence withheld and was placed on probation for 24 months after she was found guilty to the charge of manufacturing or delivery of prescription drugs. Conditions of her probation include continued alcohol and other drug abuse counseling and treatment, mental health counseling, take only prescriptions as prescribed and only from one pharmacy, DNA sample and court costs of $163. She received credit for 33 days served in the county jail. According to the criminal complaint, Friday sold four Vicodin tablets for $20 to an officer during a controlled purchase Dec. 21, 2010, in Lac du Flambeau. Steven R. Gukich, 18, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, theft of moveable property and misdemeanor theft May 25 in Lac du Flambeau, waived his preliminary hearing and entered a not-guilty plea. A motion hearing was set for Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. Shylena N. Poupart, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing or delivery of a prescription drug, party to a crime, Aug. 9, 2010, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Shawana L. Saglin, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of narcotic drugs, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. She was released on a $1,000 signature bond. Saglin is alleged to have possessed morphine sulfate in the Vilas County jail area in Eagle River Oct. 9. She had a warrant out for her arrest in Oneida County. Andrew J. Maulson, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to one year in the Vilas County Jail during a sentencing hearing on revocation. According to court records, he had a no-drink stipulation on a charge of substantial battery and obstructing officers and was arrested with a blood alcohol level of .134 in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 14, 2010, when he was charged with felony bail jumping. Thomas Y. Walsh, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with felony bail jumping, entered a plea of not guilty, and had a pretrial conference set for Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Melissa R. Ackley, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and hit and run of an attended vehicle May 31, entered a plea of not guilty, and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m. She also was charged with felony bail jumping Aug. 31. Evan F. Rosin, 19, of Odanah, charged with manufacturing/delivery of marijuana, possessing an illegally obtained prescription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, entered a not-guilty plea, and a pretrial conference was set for Dec. 20 at 11:30 a.m. A request to modify Rosins $1,500 cash bond was denied. According to the criminal complaint, Rosin was arrested on a felony warrant out of Ashland County Nov. 4 in Lac du Flambeau, and officers allegedly found marijuana on him while he was in a cell at the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Police Department.

Radtke awarded certification as Master County Treasurer

Vilas County Treasurer Jerri Radtke was recently named one of the first county treasurers in Wisconsin to earn the designation of Master County Treasurer, along with Ozaukee County Treasurer Karen Makoutz. Radtke and Makoutz were granted their awards at the Wisconsin County Treasurers Association Conference Oct. 13. The designation of Master County Treasurer is obtained only through UW-Green Bay. The Master County Treasurer certification is a professional education program consisting of intensive workshops and leadership development. The participant must be a county treasurer for a minimum of 10 years, attend 80 hours of professional leadership courses and have made significant societal contributions. The certificate is designed to advance the professional development of local and county government officials in the state of Wisconsin.

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Nicolet class seeks project volunteers

The Nicolet Area Technical College business ethics class has chosen to help Camp Tesomas as part of its classroom service project and is in need of volunteers to help build the camps year-round shower building Saturday, Dec. 3, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Camp Tesomas is a Boy Scout camp located on Crystal Lake in Rhinelander. All work will be done inside with heat. Participants may volunteer for all or part of the day. Transportation will be provided, if needed, from Menards parking lot at 7:30 a.m. returning at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Camp Tesomas. To volunteer, contact Elvis Bauman at Camp Tesomas at (715) 490-1742 or

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Evensen wants to create excitement as she leads new library gifts division



Alicia Evensen, lab supervisor for the Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital, heads the primary gifts division for the Memorial Library Foundation Campaign. During her time away from the hospital, Evensen is working closely with the general co-chairs for the campaign, Christine Caz and Phil Jensen. Evensen, who speaks enthusiastically about the Right Before Your Eyes campaign, reports that she is excited about the prospect of a new library in Eagle River because she has two school-age children who use the library for many of their classes. They have become enthused themselves by discovering the greatness of the world around them. Currently, one of Evensens children is exploring all the library has to offer about King Tut, a subject she is studying in school. My children are learning to respect the library as


an important center in their lives, she said. Evensen has been assigned the largest group of individuals and families to meet with during the solicitation process pledges. She also has added a vice chairperson to the division, Lindsey Smith. Together they will be creating a team of 10 leaders with whom she will work closely. We want to create a lot of excitement around the project, said Evensen, and hope to meet many young, married couples or singles

who recognize the importance of the library as a focal point in the community. She notes that the new librarys architecture, its planned green design for energy costs and the community room will be attractive to those whom her committee will be meeting. Our children will grow up here with a library that has space for them. They will become a part of this center of the community, said Evensen. Those to whom my committee will be showing the DVD will want to participate, because they want the best for their children. One of the chief appeals the new library offers is more space, Evensen continued. Before I became involved, I would go to the library with my children and while they poured over books and films, I noted the small amount of space they had to work in, as well as the crowded conditions for everyone. The Right Before Your Eyes campaign affirms values that Evensen feels comfortable in bringing before

the public. Library leaders say the new facility will permit the growth of the collections to create more relevant offerings. It also will allow development of innovative library-based programming. Evensen cites the meeting room as an important part of the proposed new librarys expanding cultural focus. The library staff will be able to offer more programs relating to the arts and self-improvement, she said. The new Memorial Library will be a kind of educational superhighway a facility where people can converge and collaborate through use of books, technology and all the library has to offer. Evensen said the pledge program to ensure the creation of the new library is a three- to five-year pledge process, so people can give at a comfortable level. I want to be a cheerleader for the library for all people, and I feel confident that we can raise the $3.26 million because of the many ways people are able to contribute, she said.

Showing the newly remodeled Snappys in Three Lakes were business owners Jeffrey Hoffman, left, and Steve McCoy. The pair have a combined 35 years of restaurant experience. --Staff Photo By JULIE SCHIDDEL

Snappys opens for business serving Three Lakes diners

After opening for business in June, Snappys in Three Lakes got a new look in an effort to provide a better experience for its growing customer base. The completely remodeled restaurant, owned by Jeffrey Hoffman and Steve McCoy, is located at 1792 Superior St. in Three Lakes. Serving specialty hot dogs and sandwiches, in addition to chili and a medley of homemade soups, Snappys aims to appease the appetite. For the lighter craving, the establishment dishes up fresh salads. Customers also can take advantage of Snappys free wireless Internet connection and in-store ATM while they drink various shakes, malts and floats. The restaurant was in danger of being shut down by its previous owner, according to McCoy, who added the community liked the convenience of having a venue for sandwiches. Veterans in the industry, Hoffman and McCoy have a combined 35 years of restaurant experience. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, contact the owners at (715) 546-2891 or visit Snappys on Facebook.

State Patrol offers safe driving tips as winter approaches North Woods
Although the official start of winter this year isnt until Dec. 22, Wisconsin drivers will be hit soon with the usual onslaught of ice, snow and limited visibility. When theres ice or snow, many motorists skid off the road because they were driving too fast for conditions, according to Wisconsin State Patrol Capt. Timothy Carnahan, commander of the North Central Region/Wausau Post. The posted speed limits are for dry pavement, and those speeds may be hazardous when roads are slick, he said. Carnahan added that a citation for driving too fast for conditions costs $213.10 with four demerit points. Winter weather can limit visibility, so drivers must remove all frost, ice and snow from their vehicles windows, said Carnahan. You must be able to see in all directions at all times to avoid crashes, he said. Clearing only a small patch on a windshield or rear window is not sufficient. Clearing snow and ice from the lights, hood and roof also helps improve visibility and safety. According to state law, a vehicles windshield, side wings and side and rear windows must be kept clear at all times. Violating this law costs $175.30 with two demerit points assessed on the drivers record. During severe winter storms, Carnahan said the wisest decision often is to stay put and not drive. Our officers frequently respond to vehicles in the ditch and chain-reaction crashes when there was no real need for the drivers to be on the road at all, he said. To minimize the dangers of winter driving, the State Patrol offered the following safety tips: Dont use cruise control in wintry conditions because, even on roads that appear clear, there may be slippery spots that can cause a loss of traction and a spinout if the vehicle is in the cruise-control mode. Watch for slippery bridge decks that can ice up more quickly than adjacent pavement. Look farther ahead than normal, as loss of traction and other actions by vehicles ahead will alert the driver sooner to upcoming slippery spots and other hazards. Brake early and correctly; it takes much longer to stop in adverse conditions. Dont pump anti-lock brakes. Dont be overconfident about the traction and stopping distance of four-wheel drive vehicles, which generally wont grip an icy road any better than two-wheel drive vehicles. Avoid cutting in front of trucks, which take longer than automobiles to slow down or stop. Stay back at least 200 feet from the rear of a snowplow.

River Valley Bank promotes Rudersdorf to executive team

River Valley Bank recently promoted Paul Rudersdorf to executive vice president of sales in a move to strengthen its executive team. Rudersdorf has been with River Valley since June of 1993. During this time, hes built relationships with the banks business customers and has grown a strong commercial loan portfolio. Currently overseeing the banks business banking and wealth management divisions, Rudersdorfs new role will also encompass responsibility for the banks retail division. Rudersdorf joins Todd Nagel, president; Jay Wittman, COO; Mark Wiebe, CFO; and Sue Matis, executive vice president human resources and development on the executive team. River Valley is a financial center firmly integrated into the 13 communities it serves.


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: Nov. 21, 2011 Ann Luckert to Brian C. Goss, block 5 of lot 6 of plat 419 in village of Sayner, $90 Terrence R. Hart and wife to Angela L. Burke, prt SE SW in 36-41-10, $447 Thomas B. Wallace Trustee to Sarah A. Besadny, prt SW NE in 17-39-10, $744 Ron Pospychalla to Orlan J. Jeffries, et al, prt SW SW in 2840-7, gov lot 3, $652.50 Dorothy Adamovich to David Joseph Johnson and wife, prt SW NE in 12-41-09, gov lot 2, $423 Janis K. Skafte to Brian G. Hanson, prt SE NE in 15-42-9, $120 Robert E. Rogers and wife to Paul A. Schmidt and wife, prt SW SW in 30-40-09, gov lot 3, $600 Terence Michael Tracy to Douglas B Potts and wife, prt NW NW in 32-42-07; prt NE NE in 31-42-07, gov lot 1; prt SW NW in 32-42-07, gov lot 1; $160.50 Nov. 22, 2011 Jodi M. Engel and Jodi M. Nowak to Amy Nowak, prt SE SE in 33-40-10, $525 Matthew J. OBrien to Joseph J. Guenther, lot 71 and 72 of block 9 of plat 351 in Turtle Lake Resort, plat C, $63 James W. Frandy and wife to Thomas L. Frandy and wife, prt SW SE, NW SE in 19-42-06, $45 Robert D. Clem and wife to First National Bank of Eagle River, prt SW SW in 7-41-11, $51.90 Nov. 23, 2011 Dorothy Mae Willems to Mary L. VanGrinsven, prt NW SE in 142-7, gov lot 4, $1500 Michael D. Lengyel to Judith A. Bushek, prt NW NE in 18-41-5, gov lot 1, $187.50 Estate of Michael J. Baisch to Daniel Ullsperger and wife, prt SW NW in 1-39-10, gov lot 5, $900 Estate of Margaret L. Hunter and personal representative Sheila H. Botti to Steven R. Laking and wife, prt SW NW in 3140-11, gov lot 3, $1155 Bank of America to Kim Keller et al, prt NW NE in 10-40-06, gov lot 1; SE NE in 10-40-6, gov lot 2, $439.50 Judith M. Zormeir and Judith M. Zormier to Ron Pospychalla, lot 8 of plat 117 in Goldenview, $630.


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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011


NEWS Concealed carry law presents insurance concerns for businesses

The new Wisconsin law that allows a person to carry a concealed handgun, if that person obtains a concealed carry weapons license, is forcing many businesses to make some important decisions. Business and property owners may post signs that firearms (concealed or open) are not allowed on the premises. The signs must be at least 5 inches high by 7 inches wide and posted in conspicuous locations near all entrances to the building. The prohibition applies to customers, vendors, guests and employees. Violations are subject to a $1,000 forfeiture. But the new law raises several questions about liabilities and insurance coverage if someone is injured by a concealed weapon taken onto the property, according to Ron Von Haden, executive vice president of the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW). Property owners or occupants who do not prohibit an individual from carrying a concealed weapon on their premises are immune from any liability arising from their decision, said Von Haden. Conversely, if a business prohibits concealed carry, it may be accepting some liability for the actions of customers and employees arising from the use of a concealed weapon. If a business doesnt prohibit concealed carry and an employee takes a weapon to work and that weapon falls on the floor, discharging and wounding a customer, the business owner is immune from any liability arising out of its decision under the law. However, if the business prohibits weapons, then it has no such immunity. So the customer could presumably sue the business for negligence in failing to enforce its noweapons policy. No one knows how the courts will ultimately interpret the liability standards, said Von Haden. While it appears that the new law allows greater opportunity for businesses and owners to be negligent if they prohibit concealed carry handguns, I would have to believe that risk is very low. At the same time, employee handbooks, office policies and procedure documents may have to be revised to accommodate the new law, Von Haden added. And businesses should definitely check with their insurance agents to see if their policies have any limitations or restrictions on coverage relating to negligence claims arising out of the use or possession of weapons. For more information or to locate a local PIAW member, visit

Pamida kicks off donation event

BANK DONATES Associated Bank of Eagle River recently donated $1,000 to the Olson Memorial Library Foundations building campaign. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, foundation member Nancy Schaffer and Associated Bank manager Cheryl Olejniczak. --Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

Wisconsin Public Service offers energy-efficient holiday gift ideas

Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) recently offered the following energy-based gift ideas that will help customers save energy and money while improving the environment and overall safety: Gift of energy One gift idea for the holidays is a WPS energy gift certificate. Available in any amount, the gift certificates can be purchased online at the WPS website at They also can printed, filled out and mailed to WPS. About 5,500 WPS energy gift certificates were purchased during last years holiday season, with the average amount being $25 each. The gift certificates are used to help recipients pay for their electric and natural gas bills. Recipients can include individual customers or schools, congregations or community service organizations and agencies. WPS suggested purchases be made by Friday, Dec. 9, to make sure the certificate is received by Christmas day. Gift of safety Carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detectors also can make good holiday gifts, according to WPS. The release of CO can result from improper combustion of fuels like wood, propane, oil, natural gas, kerosene or gasoline. Lethal levels of CO can result if heating equipment is not vented or working properly. A working CO detector can warn residents of CO buildup and cost between $20 and $70, depending on the type, style and model. There are combination CO and smoke detectors, and detectors can be both batteryoperated and hard-wired. Operation manuals are included to assist in proper installation and operation. Efficient holiday lights Light-emitting-diode (LED) lights use up to 90% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than standard bulbs, according to WPS. They produce almost no heat and are durable. The lights have an encased semiconductor chip that provides a bright light using significantly less electricity than a conventional filament bulb. The monthly operational cost of a string of 100 LED lights is about 10 cents, compared to conventional filament lights that cost about $1. LED light strings are more expensive to purchase than traditional filament lights, but operational costs for LEDs are much lower. The LED lights come in strings, icicle sets, net-style lighting and are now used in animated holiday displays. If older lights are used, WPS suggested a programmable timer switch so light displays will turn on and off at a specific time to avoid having lights on all night or during the day. A side benefit of the automatic timer is security as lights going on make it look like someone is home when residents may be away. To figure out how much a display will cost to operate, the WPS website includes a holiday lighting cost calculator. Input the number and style of lights and the hours per day used and the calculator will provide a daily and monthly operational cost estimate. Energy gift baskets WPS also suggested putting together an energy gift basket, which could include a a number of energysaving gifts that can easily fit into a decorative basket. Energy gift certificates, new compact fluorescent energy-efficient lightbulbs to replace old incandescent bulbs, weather stripping for around doors and windows, window insulator kits and a CO/smoke detector are energy-smart gift basket stuffers that can make for a festive and useful gift. For more information, WPS includes a number of lighting, heating, safety and entertaining tips on its website.

The Pamida Foundation recently announced it will hold in-store round-up events until Dec. 9 to help local food banks stock their shelves for those in need. Monetary donations for local food banks may be made during the events when customers will have the opportunity to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar. All funds raised will support the local food bank. The Pamida Foundation also will match a portion of all funds raised in each community. During these tough economic times, the Pamida Foundation is proud to give back to individuals and families who need it the most, said Jessica Strohman, executive director of the Pamida Foundation. Were extremely proud to supplement local food banks with donations from the Pamida Foundation and our loyal and generous customers. Many stores will also host canned food drives. Customers and employees are welcome to donate nonperishable food items to the food pantry by dropping them off at a local Pamida. All donations will go to the local food pantry chosen by the store. We ask that all of our customers donate whatever they can to support our efforts, said Strohman. Even the smallest donations can make a big difference in the lives of many. Together, we can put food on the table for all those in need and make it a memorable holiday for everyone in our communities. Overall, the Pamida Foundation supports more than 900 charitable organizations that focus on education, helping families in need and enhancing the quality of life for senior citizens.

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Pines receives public relations awards

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) awarded the Northland Pines School District (NPSD) two Spectrum awards at its recent annual conference. The school districts website was awarded the highest Award of Excellence and WSPRA also awarded the Voice of the Pines district newsletter with an Award of Excellence. These awards are a tribute to all of our staff and students who contribute the information to produce the publications and website, stated Dr. Mike Richie, district administrator for NPSD. The awards were presented to Karen Margelofsky, NPSD public relations coordinator and webmaster, at the conference. Entries were judged by a panel of public relations and graphic design professionals that used a 40-point scale for judging. Entries with a combined score of 30 to 35 points were given an Award of Merit. An ence to receive feedback from other professionals in the public relations, web development and graphic design field, stated Margelofsky. It is extremely important that we keep the public informed of what is happening with our public schools and I am excited to learn about and develop new ways to increase that communication, she added. The Voice of the Pines is a quarterly publication produced by the NPSD and provides articles on what is happening in the district along with photos and calendars. The district website also provides information including all school-related calendars and schedules; curriculum requirements; open enrollment information; newsletters; school board information including schedules, agendas and minutes; Richies videocasts and much more. For more information, contact Richie at (715) 479-6487 option 1, ext. 1, or email

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There will be a Public Hearing to review the plans and objectives of the 2012 Vilas County plan for the Elderly (Title III, Older Americans Act) and the application for the Specialized Transportation Program for Vilas County (s.85.21 Wisconsin Statutes). 9 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 Vilas County Courthouse Conference Room #2 The draft application for s.85.21 aid may be obtained from the Vilas County Commission on Aging, 330 Court St., Eagle River, WI 54521, or by calling (715) 479-3625. Written comments should be sent to the same address and will be accepted until Dec. 12, 2011. For more information, call Sue Richmond, Transportation Coordinator, (715) 479-3625. The Vilas County Commission on Aging reserves the right to accept or reject any comment in the best interest of the Commission on Aging. 1884

Northland Pines School District (NPSD) Administrator Mike Richie and public relations coordinator Karen Margelofsky displayed two Spectrum awards. The awards were given to NPSD by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association in recognition of the school districts website and newsletter. --Contributed Photo

Award of Excellence was given to the entries with combined scores of 36 to 40 points. This year there were 11 awards of Excellence and

eight awards of Merit granted to school districts across the state for their public relations efforts. It was a rewarding experi-



WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Mentored hunting is about family bonding
THERE IS ample proof that Wisconsins hunting families have taken advantage of the states new mentored hunting program the past two years, and some of the most glaring success stories can be found right here in the North Woods. The Badger State was the 29th to allow anyone age 10 or older to go into the woods with a parent or other adult, without a hunters safety certificate, to find out what hunting is all about. In the past, only hunters 12 years or older with a hunters safety certificate could buy a license and go afield, and then only with direct supervision from a parent or guardian the first two seasons. Nearly 10,000 licenses were sold in each of the past two years for the special opportunity, which gives first-time hunters a chance to test drive the sport prior to safety instruction. In a nutshell, the program means one gun between the adult and child, arms length safety control and a single purpose a quality outing for a new hunter. Its a brilliant law because the total focus is on the first-time hunter. While the scribbler has been told of many success stories and weve run several photos of young-

In the Outdoors
By Kurt Krueger
sters with their first deer or turkey, not many parents have gone to the lengths of the Volk family in Three Lakes. Charlie and Kari Volk have three daughters, and the mentored hunting program has helped them expose their children to a sport dad has enjoyed since childhood in hopes one or more of the girls would decide to join him. That 11-year-old Carlie Volk has become a successful hunter in her first two seasons afield is a total understatement. Shes harvested six white-tailed deer all bucks hunting private land in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Carlies largest buck was an eight-pointer she harvested during the Michigan youth hunt in September, but the size and number of deer arent whats most important to her. It gives me a chance to spend time with my dad and my grandpa, too doing something I enjoy, she said Sunday after her dad returned home from closing up deer camp south of town. I like being in the woods and I learn a lot, watching deer and other animals move around, she said. This year we saw a lot of squirrels and birds while in the blind. There were hays, many grouse and some turkeys. Carlie said she never really planned on hunting when her father started taking her along on limited hunts at age 5, though she thought watching was cool. I got my first gun at the age of 10 and started practice shooting, and thats when I started taking the sport seriously, she said. Her dad bought her a youth model rifle in .243 caliber, a gun with a shorter stock and less recoil than many of the most popular deer calibers. Charlie said his daughter enjoys spending time with him, just as he spent a lot of time hunting with his father, Warren, a retired Forest Service employee

Carlies biggest whitetail to date was an 8-pointer she shot in September during the Michigan youth hunt, at the age of 11.

who still lives in Three Lakes. His daughter was in the blind with him when he shot his first bear in September. The plan is to introduce all three girls to the sport, just to see if they like it or not, said Charlie. Carlie was very enthused. When she shot her first spike-horn buck at age 10, during Wisconsins youth hunt, the emotions were overwhelming. There was laughter and there were tears. His strategy for creating a comfortable, successful hunt for kids revolves mostly around the use of tent blinds on private land and short hunts of no more than two hours. He said blinds are good for concealing extra movement and for lowering the impact of scent and noise. I built her a solid rest that goes as high as the window, something she can get a good lean on for a steady shot with a rifle, he said. Hes also teaching her the basics of the sport, such as working on scent control by storing clothing in special bags and layering clothing for maximum comfort on cold days. She has probably fired 100 rounds through that rifle. My biggest thrill in hunting now is to watch her shoot deer, said Charlie. And shes looking forward to her first archery deer hunt next year, as there will be a new bow under the Christmas tree. Any hunter can shoot more than one buck each year in Wisconsin under the group hunting law, and Michigan offers a combination license with two buck tags as long as one of the bucks sports more than four points. Both states offer special youth hunts as well. Its great news that, in this day and age, legislators on both sides of the political spectrum saw the good in hunting and were willing to try new strategies for attracting youths to the sport. Parents definitely deserve that choice for their children, as early as age 10, because they know whether their son or daughter is ready to handle and shoot a gun. The Charlie Volk family and hundreds of others are doing it right, creating a safe and successful hunting environment that will expose their children to a lifetime sport.

With encouragement from Grandpa Warren Volk and her dad, Charlie Volk, Carlie shot her first buck at age 10 in 2010. Since then, she has harvested five more bucks in Wisconsin and Michigan. --Contributed Photos

The parents who sacrifice time and energy today, giving their children an opportunity for fun and success in the

great outdoors, are the ones who will enjoy great family adventures in the years to come.

Snomo safety set Dec. 28-29 in Land O Lakes

The Frosty Snowmobile Club Inc. of Land O Lakes will conduct its 12th annual snowmobile safety class Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Land O Lakes Town Hall, located at 4331 Highway B in Land O Lakes. Classes will be taught by Mike Keintz and Malcolm Wayne, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certified snowmobile safety instructors, and assisted by several club members. All students are required to have a DNR customer identification number, which can be obtained by calling the DNR customer service office at 1-(888) 936-7463 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Participants must be at least 12 years old, and will receive their safety certificate from the DNR by mail after successfully completing the course. There is no maximum age. Parents and adults are welcome to enroll and participate as well. Class space is limited and advance reservations are required. The $10 course fee covers all necessary materials. Lunch will be provided each day. A parent or guardian must attend the class registration Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 8 to 9 a.m. to sign enrollment forms for all minors. Each minor student must be picked up no later than 4 p.m. For reservations, call (715) 547-8307 or email

Fishing with the Guides

By George Langley

Cold temps needed to develop safe ice

Well, the open water fishing season is finally coming to an end, with ice fishing on the immediate horizon. As much as wed all like some snow now, we really would like a cold week to get some hard, thicker ice on our lakes. Some colder weather also will firm the marshes and swamps up, making for better snowmobile trails for the rest of the winter. Thats not too much to ask for, is it? Cold weather for a week, followed by snow and lots of it. The fall muskie action seemed a little weak at the end of the open-water season (closes Nov. 30), especially when it came to any real big fish. Lets all hope for a more consistent muskie spawning season next year. There have been some anglers out on the ice already, but extreme caution is advised when going on so early. Take a set of ice picks along with you and spud your way out there. Walleye fishing is always something many anglers look forward to at first ice. The bite is good right after the lakes freeze up. Evenings are best and the accepted method is to set tip-ups in the mouths of bays or right off weed beds to intercept the walleyes in the evenings as they move in to feed in the coming dark. This is a productive early-season pattern which will last for a month or so. Use medium golden shiners, and remember to stand on the inside of the tip-ups so as not to alarm the fish on their way in. Remember that the ice is quite thin right now, and the fish are on alert as they move shallower. Heres looking forward to good, solid ice development and a great ice fishing season! Good luck and good fishin.

FOUR FOR FOUR The Brown family of Eagle River went four for four on bucks during the gun deer season. They include, from left, Kim,

5- pointer; Ryan, age 11, spike; Kaylee, age 14, 3-pointer; and Mike, 7-pointer. It was their first family hunt. --Contributed Photo

Application deadline is Dec. 10 for spring turkey and black bear

Wild turkey and black bear hunters have until close of business Dec. 10 to apply for available permits for the 2012 Wisconsin spring turkey and fall black bear hunting seasons. Preliminary permit levels for the spring turkey season are set at 225,420 total permits. This is the same number of permits available to hunters during the 2011 spring season. Final spring turkey permit levels are not set until after the close of the fall turkey season, but will likely not differ significantly from preliminary permit levels, according to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife experts. Total permits available for the 2012 black bear hunt has not yet been determined. The Natural Resources Board will take up the proposed black bear quotas and harvest permit levels at its January 2012 meeting. Applications for each of these two permit drawings cost $3 and may be purchased through the online licensing center on the Department of (DNR) website, at all authorized license agents, at DNR Service Centers (hours for service centers vary, check the DNR website for service center days and hours of operation; DNR Service Centers are not open Saturdays), or by calling toll-free 1-(877) LICENSE (945-4236). Applications postmarked after the Dec. 10 deadline, or those which have been filled out incorrectly, will not be considered for the drawings. Spring turkey season The 2012 spring turkey season officially begins with the April 7-8 youth hunt. The To DEADLINE, Pg. 9A





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Muzzleloader hunt runs thru Dec. 7
The close of the nine-day gun deer hunt last Sunday also signaled the opening of the 10-day muzzleloader deer hunt that runs from Nov. 28 through Dec. 7. The muzzleloader hunt, for gun deer hunters with unused buck or antlerless permits, is statewide with the exception of most state parks. Hunters are reminded scopes are now legal on muzzleloaders in Wisconsin. Following the muzzleloader hunt is a four-day antlerless deer hunt running Dec. 8-11 statewide except in state parks and in Menominee County. All hunters are reminded that blaze-orange clothing requirements are in place whenever any gun deer season is open. License sales officials say there are unit-specific antlerless deer tags still available for some regular units. Permits are $5 for 10- and 11year-olds, $12 for residents and $20 for nonresidents. Antlerless deer tags for herdcontrol units and earn-a-buck units are available for $2 each. As of Nov. 22, there were still antlerless permits available in three deer management units here, including: Unit 36, 3,975; Unit 37, 658; and Unit 38, 843. Units 35 and 39 were buck-only for gun this year. Hunters can visit the deer hunting pages of the DNR website at for more information. For additional questions, call the toll free 1-(888) WDNR-INFo (936-7463) line for answers. The line is staffed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days per week.

House passes sportsmens access on federal lands

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee passed a bill last week that could protect fishing, hunting and recreational shooting on federal lands. The bill, known as HR 2834, passed the committee with strong bipartisan support by a vote of 29-14. This piece of legislation would require fishing, hunting and recreational shooting to be included in all federal land-planning documents, addressing some inconsistencies in federal law. Sportsmen are increasingly facing attacks aimed at stopping them from using public land, said Bud Pidgeon, president and CEO of the U.S. Sportsmens Alliance. This bill closes the loopholes that anti-hunters have used time and time again to try to deny access for hunting, fishing and shooting. Director of government affairs for Safari Club International Melissa Simpson echoed Pidgeons comments. This legislation is vital, given the administrations recent actions toward hunters and recreational sport shooters, she said. _____________ Winners never quit and quitters never win. Vince Lombardi

Deadline: turkey hunts now seven days

regular turkey season begins the following Wednesday, April 11. New in 2012, the spring season will consist of six seven-day time periods, ending May 22. Previously, the season was six five-day periods. The drawing for permits will take place in late January or early February. Successful permit applicants can expect to receive a postcard by midFebruary. All applicants may also check their drawing status online through the online licensing center on the DNRs website starting in midFebruary. With the start of the 2012 license year March 7, permit winners may then purchase their required 2012 spring turkey license, which is $15 for Wisconsin residents and $60 for nonresidents; and 2012 wild turkey stamp, $5.25. The permit, also known as a carcass tag, will be printed at the time of purchase. Conservation patrons and senior citizen recreation card holders do not need to purchase a turkey license or stamp when they go to pick up their permit. Permits remaining after the initial drawing for the 2012 spring turkey season will be available for purchase in late March, at a date to be specified later. All turkey hunters are reminded that in-person
OPENING WEEKEND Tony Pudlo of Eagle River shot this 8-point buck opening weekend of the gun deer season. --Courtesy Wild Eagle Corner Store

turkey registration stations are no longer available in Wisconsin. Turkeys can be registered either via telephone at 1(888) HUNT-WIS or online through the Wild Turkey Hunting in Wisconsin page of the DNR website. Black bear season The 2012 black bear season will begin Sept. 5, the first Wednesday after Labor Day, and will run through Oct. 9. The opening week of Wisconsins bear hunting season alternates, allowing those who hunt over bait to go first one year and those who hunt with the aid of dogs to go first the next year. In 2012, hunters who hunt over bait will go first in all management zones. The season for those hunting with the aid of dogs or using other methods will open Sept. 12 in zones that allow hunting with the aid of dogs (A,B and D). In Zone C, where hunting with dogs is prohibited, hunters may hunt bear over bait or by other means not using dogs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 9. There were 27,793 hunters who submitted applications for the 9,005 Class A bear harvest permits available for the 2011 bear season. A total of 103,853 hunters applied for either a harvest permit or a preference point in 2011. Applicants currently need to have collected between four

and nine preference points in order to successfully draw a bear harvest permit. Hunters can check their preference point status in one of three ways: by visiting the online licensing center, by calling customer service and licensing toll-free at 1-(888) WDNRINFo (936-7463), or by contacting a local DNR Service Center. The bear drawing is held each year in early February. Drawing winners will be notified via U.S. mail shortly after the drawing. Drawing winners may purchase their 2012 Class A bear license beginning March 7, the start of the 2012 license year.

GUN BUCK Dan Reynolds of Escanaba, Mich., shot this 8-point buck opening weekend of the Wisconsin gun deer season. --Courtesy Wild Eagle Corner Store

Oneida ATV trails to close

The Oneida County Forestry Department has announced that segments of the Oneida County all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail system will close for the season Thursday, Dec. 1. The entire Lynne/Little Rice ATV trail system will be closed for the winter. The west loop of the town of Enterprise ATV trail south of Shingle Mill Road will also be closed. Fore more information, contact Bill Welsh of the Oneida County ATV Association at (715) 277-5101, Jim Kocher of Little Rice ATV Riders Club at (715) 355-8303, the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce at (715) 365-7464 or the Oneida County Forestry Department at (715) 369-6140. The Oneida County ATV trail system is scheduled to reopen May 22, 2012.

BOW WINNER Preston Jensen, 10, of Phelps, won a Bowtech Soldier bow at the recent Whitetails Unlimited banquet in Land O Lakes. Mike Trollan, left, banquet coordinator, and Rick Brown, right, awarded the prize. --Photo By Jeanne Brown

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Outdoor womens group schedules winter hike

The Outdoor Womens Group will host a winter hike and campfire Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at Raven Trail, located east of Woodruff off Highway 70 on Woodruff Road. At the shelter, hikers will build a campfire to toast marshmallows for smores. Participants should take a treat to share, their own water and optional walking poles. Both former and new participants are welcome to attend the three-mile hike. To carpool from the Eagle River visitors center, participants should meet to leave the facility by 12:15 p.m. For more information, contact Connie Lefebvre at (715) 358-2470.

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Sports Sidelines
By Gary Ridderbusch

Area vets to be honored during Military Night

While the Northland Pines and Three Lakes boys and girls basketball teams will be battling in a nonconference doubleheader this Saturday, Dec. 3, in the fieldhouse at Northland Pines High School, the games will have special meeting in another way. The evening is being billed as Military Night, with the teams and fans honoring area veterans at the basketball game with a military presentation, according to Northland Pines boys basketball coach Ryan Clark. The presentation will take place between the girls varsity and boys varsity basketball games (approximately at 6:45 p.m.). The ceremony will consist of the VFW Color Guard, Northland Pines High School student Voice of Democracy winner, a veteran speaker, military hymns performed by the Northland Pines High School band and Taps performed by Steven Vogel (boys basketball player) and Sean Lorenz. The ceremony will last approximately 15 minutes. Each veteran and one guest will be admitted free to the games. In addition, the teams will be providing veterans with a free dinner (soup and sandwiches) at 5 p.m. Social time in the high school commons will be from 4:30 to 5 p.m., with coffee available. We have the VFW and American Legion working on contacting the veterans, but according to one of the veterans, there are many vets in our county that do not belong to either organization, said Clark. We want to stress that all area veterans are invited to this night of recognition and basketball. On the basketball court, the Northland Pines and Three Lakes girls varsity teams and Northland Pines and Three Lakes boys junior varsity teams will play at 5:30 p.m., followed by the veterans ceremony at approximately 6:45 p.m. The Northland Pines and Three Lakes boys varsity teams and Northland Pines and Three Lakes girls junior varsity teams will begin their games approximately 20 minutes after the ceremony ends. Northland Pines sophomore Maddie Consoer will sing the national anthem just prior to the boys varsity game. We want to honor our military with food, basketball and a special presentation, said Clark. Its the very least we can do for them. In support of the Military Night, the first 500 fans to attend the games will receive a hand-held miniature American flag. Please help the Northland Pines and Three Lakes boys and girls basketball teams honor our area veterans.

B.J. Gottsacker of the Eagle River Falcons maneuvered the puck around a fallen defender in an attempt to score during Saturdays

8-2 win over the Oregon Outlaws at the Dome. Gottsacker found the net in the second. --Staff Photos By GARY RIDDERBUSCH

Falcons skate to 8-2 win over Outlaws




The Eagle River Falcons mens hockey team celebrated its 2011-12 home opener with a convincing 8-2 win over the Oregon Outlaws Saturday night. Its the Outlaws first season, which will classify their games as exhibition throughout the season. The talented Oregon team defeated the always-competitive Mosinee Papermakers last weekend. The hometowners wasted little time taking command of the game, skating to a 4-0 first-period lead. Lucas Otto got the party going for the Falcons, scoring on a pass from his brother, Zach Otto, at 8:41. Then at 13:25 Brad Adamovich made it a 2-0 game off an assist from Lucas Otto. Eagle River continued to pressure the net, scoring back-to-back goals at 14:03 and 14:06. Charlie Piskula teamed up with defensemen Cody Litvinoff and D.J. Drayna on the first, while Drayna tallied on a pass from Piskula for the second. Oregon broke into the scoring column at 3:26 of the second stanza, capitalizing on a power play. But B.J. Gottsacker had an answer for that, finding the net minutes later. Josh Colleja and Derek Tijan set up the score. Colleja then split the pipes on a Falcons power play at 10:35 to close out second peri-

Falcons forward Charlie Piskula (No. 5) tried to sneak one past the Outlaws goalkeeper and one

defender Saturday night. Piskula was credited with one goal and an assist in the game.

Eagles open season with 4-2 victory at Kingsford, Mich.

Host rival Stevens Point this Thursday in Dome

od scoring. Drayna and Tijan were credited with the assist. Going into the second intermission, Eagle River maintained a comfortable 6-1 cushion. Tijan extended that lead six minutes into the final period, scoring on a feed from Drayna and Mike Hicks. The Outlaws were able to score their second

goal of the night at 15:41 on Falcons goalie Tony Pudlo, who turned in a solid effort in the net, turning back 34 shots throughout the game. Hicks finalized the scoring for Eagle River on an assist from Colleja to wrap up the 82 win. Falcons coach Mike Adamovich was pleased with his

teams effort. The guys played well all game and its always special winning the home opener. The win gave the Falcons a 2-1 overall record, and the team is 1-1 in the Great Lakes Hockey League standings. The Falcons will host the Vernon Hills Capitals Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m.



Falcons goalkeeper Tony Pudlo looked behind the net after deflecting a shot. He had 34 saves in the game.

The Eagle River Falcons skate to the bench after scoring a goal in the first period.

The Northland Pines Eagles boys hockey team opened the 2011-12 season with a 4-2 nonconference win on the road against Kingsford, Mich., last Tuesday. The plan for the game was to step in and play our own physical style, said Pines coach Charlie DePuydt. This style of play was the reason for our success last season. With a number of key players returning, our hopes for another conference championship are very achievable. Pines traveled to Kingsford knowing very little about their program. Last year, Kingsford had a great season but lost nine seniors so we did not really know what to expect in this game, which is often nice for the first game, said DePuydt. It made us only concern ourselves with our play instead of concerning ourselves with what the other team would do. Pines jumped on Kingsford quickly in the first period with some heavy pressure in the offensive zone. Brandon Hunt got the puck deep in the zone for the Eagles and Zach Kennedy beat the man to the puck. He made a great pass from behind the goal line to Leif Offerdahl, breaking down the slot. Offerdahl found the net just 1 minute, 9 seconds into the opening period. The Eagles went up 2-0 on a goal by Adam Kresl at the

11:09 mark, with assists going to Trevor Laszczkowski and Matt Meyer. But the bright spot in the first period was our penalty kill, said DePuydt. We killed two penalties at the end of the first period, only giving up two shots during the two penalty kills. Our penalty kill was almost flawless in the game. As a coaching staff, we saw some things that we could improve on, however, they played well enough to not allow a power play goal all night. Meanwhile, Pines was able to tally a power play goal of its own in the second period to head into the locker room up 3-0. Kresl got the goal at the 7:51 mark, unassisted. The Eagles killed off three more penalties in the second period, one being a five-onthree situation. Jacob Stephan was solid between the pipes for us, getting tested on the five-onthree situation, said DePuydt. Like always, Jacob made everything look so routine. The coach admitted that play got sloppy in the third period, when Kingsford converted two goals after Pines made it 4-0 on a power play goal from Austin Ramesh. Our team goal after the second period was to tighten up our defensive-zone coverTo EAGLES, Pg. 12A


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T&M Lanes Results of 11/19/11 Team results: Noo Problem 2, FUBAR 5; Drinking Devils 2, Lane 7 5; Wrongsiders 725, Ally-Oops 2 High team game: Wrongsiders 749. High team series: Wrongsiders 2150. High games, women: Ronee Horst 187, Kyha Buell 181, Bodil Gajewski 175, Dianne Grosso 168, Roni Kopanski 163. High series, women: Ronee Horst 495, Roni Kopanski 460, Diane Grosso 445, Amy Froemming 441, Kyah Buell 426. High games, men: Mike Froemming 213, Dale Grosso 184, Rob Kopanski 178, Bob Kempainnen 178, Mark Fassbender 168. High series, men: Dale Grosso 533, Bob Kempainnen 487, Rob Kopanski 477, Carl Reidy 475, Mark Fassbender 442. Split conversions: Mark Fassbender 2-7-10, Kyha Buell 5-7. STANDINGS W L FUBAR ......................................23 12 DRINKING DEVILS ................21 14 NOO PROBLEM.......................18 17 ALLY-OOPS ..............................17 18 WRONGSIDERS.......................15 20 LANE 7......................................11 24


Eagle Lanes Results of 11/26/11 Team results: TEAM III 4, Bye 0; Team II 3, Team I 1. High team game: Team III 386. High team series: Team II 1047. High games, girls: Morgan Gurka 122. High series, girls: Morgan Gurka 296. High games, boys: Dylan Haagen 186, Seth Daniel 176, Joseph Pobjoy 147. High series, boys: Seth Daniel 454, Judd Klotz 388, Dylan Haagen 385. STANDINGS W TEAM II ..............................................12 TEAM I ............................................9 1/2 TEAM III..........................................9 1/2


T&M Lanes Results of 11/22/11 Team results: Sparo Coin 0, All in the Family 7; T&M Lanes 5, Tackle Box 2; LOL Pharmacy 7, Bents Camp 0. High team game: T&M Lanes 784. High team series: T&M Lanes 2234. High games: Roni Kopanski 191, Ronee Horst 179, Karen Koskelin 177, Amy Froemming 175, Kyha Buell 173. High series: Roni Kopanski 533, Karen Koskelin 505, Kyha Buell 487, Ronee Horst 484, Mary Vales 455. Split conversions: Karen Koskelin 57. STANDINGS W L T&M LANES..........................60 24 ALL IN THE FAMILY ...........57.5 26.5 LOL PHARMACY ..................37 47 BENTS CAMP.......................35.5 48.5 TACKLE BOX ........................32 52 SPARO COIN .........................30 54

The Northland Pines boys soccer team won the 2011 GNC championship. Members of the Northland Pines High School boys soccer team include, front row, from left, Mitch Moline, Devin Sauvola, Scott Moline, Evan Hartwig, Cody Drake, Greg Chamberlain, Jacob Bozic; second row, manager Katrina Tameling, Duncan Hosking, Dylan Weber, Matt Meyer, Nick

Staege, Alex Camp, Chris Paez, manager Sammi Pusateri; and back row, head coach Larry Favorite, Jacob Tosch, Cooper Anderson, Leif Offerdahl, Dominic Caroselli, Trevor Laszczkowski, Steven Vogel, assistant coach Walt Camp and assistant coach Wendy McCormack. --Photo By T.J. Gaffney Photography

T&M Lanes Results of 11/23/11 Team results: Great Lakes Stone Works 7, Ramesh Motorsport 0; Lannys Fireside 5, Rusty Nail 0; Northern Exposure bye. High team game: Great Lakes Stone Works 812. High team series: Great Lakes Stone Works 2323. High games: Josh Horst 277, Ron Buell Jr. 245, Jason Wehrmeyer 205, Mike Froemming 204, Rich Lambert 200. High series: Ron Buell Jr. 605, Josh Horst 596, MIke Froemming 552, Rich Lambert 527, Chad Hosey 523. STANDINGS W L NORTHERN EXPOSURE .......66 18 GREAT LAKES STONE ..........53 31 LANNYS FIRESIDE ...............46 38 RAMESH MOTORSPORTS ....37 47 RUSTY NAIL ..........................32 52

Pines wins GNC boys soccer title

WIAA rules Mosinee had to forfeit six games
As a result of Mosinee using an academically ineligible player for six boys soccer games, the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Assoication (WIAA) ruled that Mosinee must forfeit those six soccer contests. Therefore, the Northland Pines boys soccer team was awarded the fall 2011 Great Northern Conference (GNC) championship. A Mosinee appeal was denied by the WIAA, so the Indians had to forfeit its first six games, including three conference games. Those games were Aug. 18, Pacelli; Aug. 20, McDonell Central and Clintonville; Aug. 25,Rhinelander (GNC game); Aug. 30, Lakeland (GNC game); and Sept. 1, Antigo (GNC game). As a result of the Mosinee forfeits, the final GNC standings were as follows: Northland Pines, 7-3; Mosinee, 6-4; Rhinelander, 6-4; Lakeland 5-5; Medford, 5-5; and Antigo, 1-9. Northland Pines boys soccer coach Larry Favorite accepted the championship. First up, I feel bad in a sense for Mosinee, as the coach was not aware that he had an ineligible player until after the season, said Favorite. So, there certainly was no intent to break the rules on anyones behalf. As far as Northland Pines is concerned, Favorite said the Eagles put together a solid season and stood alone in second place until the WIAA ruling was revealed. So, I give our guys a lot of credit for their solid season, including the late season 2-0 win over Mosinee, he said. With Mosinee having to forfeit three conference games, we were simply next in line for the title.


Eagle Lanes Results of 11/16/11 Team results: Twelve Pines 5, Darrells Dummies 2; Wild Eagle Corner Store 2, Boones Building Supply 0; Harrys Market 5, Rockettes 2. High team game: Boones Building Supply 967. High team series: Boones Building Supply 2647. High games: Lynne Behrendt 207, Susie Erickson 192, Erin Hartman 184, Carol Long 182. High series: Lynne Behrendt 530, Erin Hartman 522, Susie Erickson 496, Carol Long 469. STANDINGS W DARRELLS DUMMIES.................46 WILD EAGLE CORNER STORE..41 HARRYS MARKET .....................36 BOONES BUILDING SUPPLY....33 TWELVE PINES ..........................31 ROCKETTES................................23 L 24 29 34 37 39 47

Eagle Lanes Results of 11/20/11 Team results: Toms Tavern Tippers 5, Rolling Thunder 2; To Be Determined 3, Why Nots 4; Bear Pack 7, This Week in the Northwoods 0; Bowling Oldies 7, Bucktales 0; Head Pins 2, Underdawgs 5; Wheeler Dealers 0, Twinkle Toes 7. High games, women: Nancy Kortenhoff 198, Jackie Walker 187, Susie Erickson 169. High series, women: Nancy Kortenhoff 494, Susie Erickson 453, Becky Brainard 450. High games, men: Mike Vimovich 228, Bruce Rhode 218, Eric DeLaGarza 206. High series, men: Eric DeLaGarza 562, Bruce Rhode 560, Cliff Erickson 518. STANDINGS W L BOWLING OLDIES ................17 4 TOMS TAVERN TIPPERS.....14 7 WHY NOTS .............................14 7 BEAR PACK ............................12 9 TO BE DETERMINED ...........12 9 TWINKLE TOES.....................11 10 HEAD PINS .............................10 11 WHEELER DEALERS..............9 12 BUCKTALES.............................7 14 ROLLING THUNDER ..............7 14 UNDERDAWG...........................7 14 THIS WEEK ..............................6 15

Results of 11/21/11 Team results: Kathan Inn 2, Sweetwater II 11; Club 45 7, House of Boos II 6; Club DeNoyer 9, Uncle Kents 4; House of Boos I 8, Smugglers Lounge 5; Sweetwater I 9, OBriens Pub 4. Seven-dart out: Jon Gosda. Eight-dart out: Chris Blicharz (2), Bob Burnett, Jon Gosda. Nine-dart out: Jay Rabenberg (2), Chris Blicharz, Bob Burnett, Greg Maney.

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EAGLES WIN After a scoreless first period, the Northland Pines Eagles girls hockey team got on the scoreboard and prevented any retaliation in a 1-0 win over Marshfield Monday night. Senior teammate Whitney Richards watched as Eagles junior forward Sydney Moustakis slapped a shot on goal (above). Eagles sophomore defender Jessica Roach battled with a Marshfield forward for puck control (right). The Lady Eagles are scheduled to host Eau Claire North Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m before hosting a game against Sun Prairie Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. --Staff Photos By ANTHONY DREW


Date Tues., Nov. 22 Thurs., Dec. 1 Tues., Dec. 6 Thurs., Dec. 8 Sat., Dec. 10 Tues., Dec. 13 Thurs., Dec.15 Tues., Dec. 20 Thurs., Dec. 22 Tues., Dec. 27 Tues., Jan. 3 Tues., Jan. 10 Thurs., Jan. 12 Tues., Jan. 17 Fri., Jan. 20 Sat., Jan. 21 Tues., Jan. 24 Sat., Jan. 28 Tues., Jan. 31 Thurs., Feb. 2 Fri., Feb. 10 Tues., Feb. 14 Opponent at Kingsford Stevens Point at Rhinelander at Mosinee Waupaca Antigo Tomahawk at Houghton at Medford Area at Spooner Lakeland at Tomahawk Rhinelander D.C. Everest 2012 Pines Classic Mosinee Hayward, University School of Milw. at Antigo at Wausau East Medford Area at Lakeland at Waupaca WIAA Regionals Time W 4-2 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM TBD 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM TBD 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM TBD


Date Sat., Nov. 19 Opponent Badger Thunder MSO Fond du Lac Mon., Nov. 28 Marshfield Fri., Dec. 2 Eau Claire North Sat., Dec. 3 Sun Prairie Fri., Dec. 9 at Lakeland Fri., Dec. 16 Medford Area Tues., Dec. 20 at Hayward Tues., Jan. 3 at Ashland Fri., Jan. 6 at Tomahawk Mon., Jan. 9 at Wisconsin Rapids Fri., Jan. 13 Antigo/Rhinelander Sat., Jan.14 at Appleton West Mon., Jan. 16 at Marshfield Fri., Jan. 20 Hayward, & Sat., Jan. 21 University School of Milwaukee, Webster Mon., Jan. 23 Lakeland Thurs., Jan. 26 at Medford Area Fri., Feb. 3 Tomahawk Mon., Feb. 6 Wisconsin Rapids Fri., Feb. 10 at Antigo/Rhinelander Time W 3-2 W 7-1 L 5-3 5:30 PM 5:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:30 PM 5:30 PM


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Carney-Nadeau to host basketball tourney
The fourth annual CarneyNadeau Early Bird Invitational Mens Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, at the Carney-Nadeau High School Gym. This years tournament will feature a double-elimination format with a limit of 12 teams. The winning team will be awarded a first-place trophy and 10 T-shirts, while the second-place finishers will receive a team trophy and Tshirts. Third place will earn a trophy. There also will be a Most Valuable Player and an AllTournament Team named in the event. Michigan High School Athletic Association rules apply, except for the following: there will be a fiveminute halftime; 25-point rule with four minutes left; and games will be 20-minute running clock, except the last two minutes of the first half and last three minutes of the second half. The entry fee is $85 and should be mailed with a roster to Paul Polfus, Box 55, Carney, MI 49812. Participants can make phone registrations at (906) 639-2866, (906) 7480184 (cell) or (906) 639-2171, ext. 116 (school). The registration deadline will be Sunday, November 27. For more information, contact Polfus via phone or email All proceeds will go to the basketball program.

Eagles: Stephan makes 27 saves

age and not allowing them to shoot in our house and we were unsuccessful at reaching that goal, said DePuydt. We also wanted to win the third period and we did not achieve that goal as we lost the third period 2-1. It was good for them to set their goals high, even though we did not achieve them, because it makes them learn how hard each individual needs to work within a team to reach a common goal. The Eagles finished the game with 29 shots on goal, compared to 24 shots for Kingsford. Stephan made 27 saves for the Eagles. We were glad to have gotten a win to start the season. It wasnt pretty, but first wins are not often pretty, said DePuydt. We have a long way to go and everything we as a coaching staff didnt like to see we perceive as being correctable. Pines, 1-0, will host Stevens Point in a big nonconference game in the Dome this Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 7 p.m. Next Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Eagles will play at Rhinelander at 7 p.m. in the first Great Northern Conference game of the season.

Volleyball slated at middle school

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Gary Ridderbusch N-R Editor Overall Record Winningest Percentage Last Weeks Tally 130-57 .695 13-4 Paula Hendrickson Tailgater 127-60 .679 13-4 Green Bay Philadelphia Tennessee N.Y. Jets Carolina Pittsburgh New Orleans Oakland Chicago Baltimore Atlanta Denver Dallas Painless Pete Dentist 129-58 .689 14-3 Green Bay Philadelphia Tennessee N.Y. Jets Tampa Bay Pittsburgh New Orleans Oakland Chicago Baltimore Atlanta Denver Dallas Larry Snedden Youth Coach 129-58 .689 13-4 Green Bay Philadelphia Tennessee N.Y. Jets Tampa Bay Pittsburgh New Orleans Oakland Chicago Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas Rich Bruce Javenkoski Weber Sports Analyst Big B Grocer 127-60 .679 12-5 Green Bay Philadelphia Buffalo N.Y. Jets Tampa Bay Pittsburgh New Orleans Oakland Chicago Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas 128-59 .684 13-4 Green Bay Philadelphia Buffalo N.Y. Jets Tampa Bay Pittsburgh New Orleans Miami Chicago Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas

GIRLS HOCKEY Teammates looked on as Eagles senior Whitney Richards and junior

Paige Healy fought with a Marshfield opponent for puck control Monday night. --STAFF PHOTO


Results of 11/5/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-1-2 3 DePere 0-0-0 0 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Lochlan Siegmeier (Riley McGee) Third period: Brady Snedden, Riley McGee (Brady Snedden) Saves: 7 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 19 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-3-1 4 DePere 1-0-0 1 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Second period: Lochlan Siegmeier (David Sauvola), Lochlan Siegmeier, Michael Paul (Gunnar Schiffmann) Third period: Lochlan Siegmeier (Alex Sternhagen) Saves: 9 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 32 Hat trick: Lochlan Siegmeier Results of 11/6/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-0 0 Fox Valley 2-2-2 6 Saves: 31 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 4 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-0 0 Fox Valley 1-2-1 4 Saves: 22 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 4 Results of 11/26/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-1 1 Keweenaw Storm 1-0-1 2 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Third period: Brady Snedden Saves: 25 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 9 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-2-2 4 Keweenaw Storm 2-1-3 7 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Second period: Riley McGee (Brady Snedden), Riley McGee (Brady Snedden, Locklan Siegmeier) Third period: Brady Snedden (Locklan Siegmeier), David Savola (Locklan Siegmeier) Saves: 23 Shots on goal: 10 Playmaker: Locklan Siegmeier Results of 11/27/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-0 0 Tomahawk 5-1-1 7 Saves: 30 (Brett Wilkins) Shots on goal: 9 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-1 1 Tomahawk 4-2-4 10 Saves: 18 Brett Wilkins Shots on goal: 10

Third period: Matthew Szafranski (Cameron Ramesh) Saves: 13 (Cooper Cox) Shots on goal: 15 Results of 11/27/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 4-6-0 10 Mosinee 0-0-1 1 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Adam Sima, Max Brown, Jacob Martin (Trevor Romatoski), Adam Sima Second period: Jake Martin, Adam Sima, Cameron Ramesh, Abby Ahlborn, Trevor Romatoski, Sam Garske Saves: 9 (Cooper Cox) Shots on goal: 16 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-2-3 5 Mosinee 0-1-0 1 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Second period: Matthew Szafranski (Cameron Ramesh, Brett Nesbitt), Adam Sima (Jake Martin) Third period: Max Brown (Adam Sima), Matthew Szafranski, Jake Martin Saves: 2 (Zach Maillette) Shots on goal: 17

Third period: Carter Staege (Jack Brown) Saves: 31 (Wesley Pearce) Shots on goal: 22 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-1-1 3 De Pere 3-4-1 8 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Burke Anderson (Bobby Schilling) Second period: Syrus McCormick Third period: Burke Anderson (Bobby Schilling) Saves: 17 (Wesley Pearce) Shots on goal: 21 Results of 11/27/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 0-0-1 1 Iron River 3-3-2 8 INDIVIDUAL SCORING Third period: Tucker Wittkopf (Eric Saltenberger) Saves: 24 (Michael John) Shots on goal: 6 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-0-0 1 Iron River 2-2-5 9 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First Period: Tucker Wittkopf Saves: 24 (Michael John) Shots on goal: 11

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Results of 11/26/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 2-3-2 7 Wisc. Rapids 1-2-1 4 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First Period: Max Zingler (Tyler Hunt, Mikey Alfonso) Second period: Max Zingler, Jack Rhode, Tyler Hunt (Max Zingler) Third Period: Max Zingler (Sammy Spencer, Dawson Penn), Max Zingler Saves: 17 (Ethan Polich) Shots on goal: 24 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 6-1-4 11 Wisc. Rapids 0-0-0 0 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Tyler Hunt (Jacob Czarapata), Jack Rhode, Jack Rhode (Tyler Hunt), Tyler Hunt (Max Zingler), Max Zingler, Tyler Hunt (Jacob Czarapata) Second period: Sammy Spencer Third Period: Max Zingler, Jack Rhode, Jacob Czarapata, MikeyAlfonso Saves: 21 (Ethan Polich) Shots on goal: 20 Results of 11/27/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-0-2 3 Green Bay 0-0-0 0 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Dawson Penn (Jack Rhode) Third Period: Mikey Alfonso, Max Zingler Saves: 28 (Ethan Polich) Shots on goal: 45 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-1-1 3 Green Bay 0-0-2 2 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Jack Rhode (Max Zingler) Second period: Max Zingler (Jacob Czarapata) Third Period: Jacob Czarapata Saves: 24 (Ethan Polich) Shots on goal: 27


Results of 11/26/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-0-0 1 Appleton 0-2-2 4 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Anna Hartwig (Amanda Sergent) Saves: 19 (Jenna Paez) Shots on goal: 8 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-2-2 5 Appleton 1-2-0 3 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Amber Heidenreich Second period: Anna Hartwig (Amanda Sergent), Anna Hartwig (Amanda Sergent) Third period: Allison Sauvola, Natalie Decker (Joi Crass) Saves: 16 (Jenna Paez) Shots on goal: 19 Results of 11/27/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 2-4-0 6 Lakeland 1-0-0 1 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Amanda Sergent (Mikala Rubo), Anna Hartwig (Mariah Satran, Amanda Sergent) Second period: Caroline Riley (Amber Heidenreich), Sally Spencer (Amber Heidenreich, Caroline Riley), Caroline Riley (Joi Crass), Amanda Sergent Saves: 12 (Jenna Paez) Shots on goal: 34


Results of 11/22/11 Results: Uncle Kents 7, Tiny Tap 2; Smugglers 1, Uncle Kents II 8; Bucktales 3, Buckshots 6. Five-ball runs: Kristina Parker STANDINGS W TINY TAP.................................45 UNCLE KENTS I....................42 UNCLE KENTS II ..................36 BUCKSHOTS...........................35 BUCKTALES ...........................31 SMUGGLERS LOUNGE ........27 L 27 30 36 37 41 45

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Boys Varsity Basketball
Tues., Nov. 29 Fri., Dec. 2 Sat., Dec. 3 Tues., Dec. 6 Fri., Dec. 16 Tues., Dec. 20 Thurs., Dec. 29 Fri., Dec. 30 Tues., Jan. 3 Thurs., Jan. 5 Fri., Jan. 13 Mon., Jan. 16 Fri., Jan. 20 Tues., Jan. 24 Fri., Jan. 27 Tues., Jan. 31 Fri., Feb.3 Fri., Feb. 10 Mon., Feb.13 Fri., Feb. 17 Mon., Feb. 20 Fri., Feb. 24 at Crandon Antigo Three Lakes (Doubleheader) at Rhinelander Lakeland at Wittenberg-Birnamwood at Watersmeet Hurley (Doubleheader) at Medford Area Houghton at Tomahawk at Niagara Mosinee Kingsford at Antigo Rhinelander at Lakeland Medford Area at Chequamegon (Park Falls) (Doubleheader) Tomahawk at Ashland at Mosinee 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:30 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM

Girls Varsity Basketball

Mon., Nov. 28 Thurs., Dec. 1 Sat., Dec. 3 Tues., Dec.6 Fri., Dec. 9 Fri., Dec. 16 Fri., Dec. 30 Tues., Jan. 3 Tues., Jan. 10 Fri., Jan. 13 Fri., Jan. 20 Tues., Jan. 24 Fri., Jan. 27 Tues., Jan. 31 Fri., Feb. 3 Tues., Feb. 7 Fri., Feb. 10 Mon., Feb. 13 Fri., Feb. 17 Fri., Feb. 24 Thurs., March 1 at Ontonagon, Mich. at LAnse Three Lakes (Doubleheader) Wabeno Rhinelander at Lakeland Hurley (Doubleheader) Medford Area Prentice Tomahawk at Mosinee Watersmeet Antigo at Rhinelander Lakeland at Niagara at Medford Area at Chequamegon (Park Falls) at Tomahawk Mosinee at Antigo 5:00 PM 7:20 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:15 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM


Results of 11/17/11 Team results: Sweetwater 11, Uncle Kents I 5; House of Boos 9, Tiny Tap 7; Holiday Lodge 8, Finish Line 8; Uncle Kents II Bye. Eight-ball runs: Spencer Bolte, Jason Zdroik. Seven-ball runs: Joe Garcia, Jason Zdroik. STANDINGS W SWEETWATER...........................48 UNCLE KENTS I.......................43 HOLIDAY LODGE......................35 UNCLE KENTS II .....................34 HOUSE OF BOOS .....................32 FINISH LINE..............................28 TINY TAP.....................................20 L 32 37 29 30 22 36 44

Boys Varsity Basketball
Fri., Dec. 2 Fri., Dec. 8 Sat., Dec. 9 Thurs., Dec. 15 Thurs., Dec. 29 & Fri., Dec. 30 Tues., Jan. 3 Thurs., Jan. 5 Tues., Jan. 10 Thurs., Jan. 12 Fri., Jan. 13 Tues., Jan. 17 Fri., Jan. 20 Tues., Jan. 24 Thurs., Jan. 26 Tues., Jan. 31 Thurs., Feb. 2 Mon., Feb. 6 Fri., Feb. 10 Thurs., Feb. 16 Tues., Feb. 21 Thurs., Feb. 23 Tues., Feb. 28 at Laona at Florence at Watersmeet at Wabeno at Holiday Tour Crandon Elcho Butternut White Lake at Goodman/Pembine at Three Lakes Watersmeet Laona Florence at Gresham Wabeno at Crandon at Elcho at White Lake Goodman/Pembine Three Lakes WIAA Regional 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM TBD 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

Girls Varsity Basketball

Tues., Nov. 29 Fri., Dec. 2 Tues., Dec. 6 Thurs., Dec. 8 Fri., Dec. 16 Thurs., Dec. 29 & Fri., Dec. 30 Tues., Jan. 3 Thurs., Jan. 5 Tues., Jan. 10 Thurs., Jan. 12 Fri., Jan. 13 Thurs., Jan. 19 Tues., Jan. 24 Thurs., Jan. 26 Tues., Jan. 31 Tues., Feb. 7 Thurs., Feb. 9 Mon., Feb. 13 Thurs., Feb. 16 Tues., Feb. 21 Fri., Feb. 24 Tues., March 6 Lakeland at Laona at Watersmeet at Florence Wabeno at Holiday Tour Crandon Elcho Butternut White Lake at Goodman/Pembine Three Lakes Laona Florence at Gresham at Wabeno at Crandon Elcho at White Lake Goodman/Pembine at Three Lakes WIAA Regional 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM TBD 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM


Results of 11/26/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-1-0 2 Medford 4-0-2 6 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Zach Maillette (Jesse Ebert) Second period: Zach Maillette (Cameron Ramesh, Cooper Cox) Saves: 9 (Matthew Szafranski) Shots on goal: 11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-0-1 2 Medford 3-3-2 8 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Jake Martin (Max Brown)

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Results of 11/26/11 SCORE BY PERIODS Eagle River 1-0-1 2 WI Rapids 1-0-1 2 INDIVIDUAL SCORING First period: Eric Saltenberger


Boys Varsity Basketball
Thurs., Dec. 1 Sat., Dec. 3 Fri., Dec. 9 Tues., Dec. 13 Thurs., Dec. 15 Wed., Dec. 28 Thurs., Dec. 29 Tues., Jan. 3 Thurs., Jan. 5 Mon., Jan. 9 Fri., Jan. 13 Tues., Jan. 17 Fri., Jan. 20 Tues., Jan. 24 Thurs., Jan. 26 Tues., Jan. 31 Thurs., Feb. 2 Mon., Feb. 6 Fri., Feb. 10 Tues., Feb. 14 Fri., Feb. 17 Thurs., Feb. 23 Tues., Feb. 28 Wabeno at Northland Pines at Elcho Prentice Florence at Lakeland Tournament at Lakeland Tournament at Laona at White Lake Goodman/Pembine at Crandon Phelps at Wabeno at Antigo at Prentice Elcho at Florence Laona White Lake at Goodman/Pembine Crandon at Phelps WIAA Regional 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM TBA

Girls Varsity Basketball

Tues., Nov. 22 Tues., Nov. 29 Fri., Dec. 2 Sat., Dec. 3 Thurs., Dec. 8 Tues., Dec. 13 Fri., Dec. 16 Sat., Dec. 17 Wed., Dec. 28 Fri., Jan. 6 Tues., Jan. 10 Thurs., Jan. 12 Mon., Jan. 16 Thurs., Jan. 19 Tues., Jan. 24 Fri., Feb. 3 Tues., Feb. 7 Thurs., Feb. 9 Mon., Feb. 13 Thurs., Feb. 16 Tues., Feb. 21 Fri., Feb. 24 Tues., March 6 at Northland Pines (4 team scrim.) Tomahawk at Wabeno at Northland Pines at Prentice Elcho at Florence Crivitz at Crandon Tournament Laona White Lake at Goodman/Pembine Crandon at Phelps Wabeno at Elcho Florence at Laona at White Lake Goodman/Pembine at Crandon Phelps WIAA Regionals 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 PM 7:30 PM 6:00 PM 7:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:00 AM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM TBA

Three Lakes Wrestling

Sat., Dec. 10 Sat., Dec. 17 Thurs., Dec. 29 Fri., Dec. 30 Tues., Jan. 3 Sat., Jan. 7 Thurs., Jan. 12 at Wabeno Logroller Invite 9:30 AM at Tomahawk Invite 9:30 AM at Oshkosh Wrestling Classic 8:00 AM at Oshkosh Wrestling Classic 8:00 AM at Wabeno 7:00 PM at Wittenberg-Birnamwood Invite 10:00 AM at Florence 7:00 PM Sat., Jan. 14 Thurs., Jan. 19 Sat., Jan. 21 Thurs., Jan. 26 Tues., Jan. 31 Sat., Feb. 4 Sat., Feb. 11 Sat., Feb. 18 at Merrill Northern Exposure Individual Tournament Elcho at Wausau East Invite Crandon Lakeland Union at NLC Conference Tournament WIAA Regionals WIAA Sectionals 9:30 AM 7:00 PM TBA 7:00 PM 7:00 PM TBA TBA TBA

WEEK 12 WINNER Molly Ahlborn of The Penalty Box in Eagle River recently presented a $100 award to Dawn Kraczek, week 12 winner of the Vilas County News-Review Football Contest. Kraczek was declared the winner of the contest after correctly picking 14 winning teams during last weeks NFL and NCAA football games. The contest went into a tiebreaker and Kraczek guessed within four points of the total points scored in the game of the week. Contest participants can drop off entry forms at the News-Review or participating area businesses with drop box locations. --Staff Photo By ANTHONY DREW

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NEWS-REVIEW Taste test proves venison comparable to beef

CONTROVERSY HAS long raged about the relative quality of venison and beef as gourmet foods. Some people say that venison is tough, with a strong wild taste. Others insist that venison is tender and that its flavor is delicate. About 13 years ago, the University of Wisconsin Foods Research Department conducted a taste test to determine the truth of these conflicting assertions. The report of this research project cannot be confirmed. It has been widely circulated on the Internet, and the organization conducting the research has been credited to several entities. The author of the report is also unknown. With the 2011 gun deer season pretty much concluded, heres the report. First, a high-choice Holstein steer was led into a swamp one and one-half miles from the nearest road, then shot several times. After some of the entrails were removed, the carcass was dragged over rocks and logs, through mud and dust, thrown into a pickup box and transported through rain and snow 100 miles before being hung out in the sun for 10 days. After that, it was lugged to the garage, where it was skinned and rolled around on the floor for a while. Strict sanitary precautions were observed throughout this test,

People Make the Difference

By Byron McNutt
within the limitations of the butchering environment. For instance, dogs and cats were allowed to sniff at the steer carcass, but were chased out of the garage if they attempted to lick the carcass, bite hunks out of it or sit on the workbench. Next, the steer was dragged into the house and down the basement steps. Half a dozen inexperienced but enthusiastic people worked on it with meat saws, cleavers and dull knives. The result was 375 pounds of soup bones, four bushels of meat scraps and a couple of steaks that were an eighth of an inch thick on one edge and an inch and one-half on the other. The steaks were fried in a skillet full of rancid bacon grease, along with 3 pounds of onions. After two hours of frying, the contents of the skillet were served to three blindfolded taste panel volunteers. Every one of the members of the panel thought it was venison. One of the volunteers even said it tasted exactly like the venison he had eaten at hunting camps for the past 35 years. The results of this trial showed conclusively that there is no difference between the taste of beef and venison, the university concluded. Many people believe venison tastes best when well seasoned. It is suggested that this report also be taken with a bit of salt. *** IF YOU ARE a hunter, you might want to choose your hunting buddies very carefully. In fact, before going into the field with your hunting companions, you should have a discussion with them and make sure you have a good understanding of protocol, should something tragic happen. In October 2002 there was a contest to find the best hunting story. There were thousands of entries and, after some 2 million votes, here is the winner. A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesnt seem to be breathing; his eyes are rolled


back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services in the area. He gasps to the operator, My friend is dead! What can I do? The operator, in a calm, soothing voice, says, Just take it easy. Dont panic. I can help. First, lets make sure your friend is dead. There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guys voice comes back on the line. He says, OK, now what? *** AS I PREDICTED (it wasnt hard) several months ago, the congressional Super Committee has failed to reach a compromise on a deficit reduction plan. Our government the Congress and White House is simply mired in partisan gridlock and dysfunction. Theyd rather let things flounder another year, through the 2012 general election. In essence, Republicans wont agree to any form of tax increases and Democrats wont agree to any form of spending cuts. Both sides say they have offered to compromise, but the fact is they havent. Proposed spending cuts will only reduce the planned spending increases. Government is paralyzed. Its a pox on both parties. It is going to take an economic Pearl Harbor for this governTo McNUTT, Pg. 16A

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Warm The Children program relies on generous community
Times are tough and the need is great this year for the Warm The Children program, which has already provided new, warm winter clothing to more than 510 children and applications are still arriving daily. Generous civic groups, businesses and individuals have donated $34,900 to date an incredible display of neighborly caring despite the lagging economy. But the total is more than $15,000 short of the fundraising goal of $50,000, which is based on the goal of serving 550 children. The program is sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review and The Three Lakes News. All administrative costs are borne by the newspaper, so every penny of the money raised goes to purchase items the children need. Each child between the ages of 2 and 17 receives about $170 of new winter clothing (retail value), from coats and snow pants to boots and mittens. Children younger than age 2 receive $85 worth of clothing (retail). Purchases are limited to basic, nonextravagant winter clothing. Donations of any size are encouraged and all are welcome and needed. Individuals this year have given from $5 to $3,000. Many community organizations also have supported Warm The Children this year, as in past years. A huge side benefit for the volunteer shoppers has been witnessing the looks on the faces of parents and children after a shopping trip provides clothing they wouldnt have otherwise had speaking volumes of the spirit of Christmas. Theres no doubt that with continued help from a generous community, we will set a new record for the children served this year.

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Cancer detection and mans best friend
DOGS ARE LOYAL, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. Its no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure). Dogs were likely one of the very first animals we humans domesticated. Theyve been sitting around our campfires for a very long time, indeed. We train our dogs to sit, shake and lie down. It also could be said the dogs train us to dispense kibbles, rawhide treats and scratches behind the ears. What matters isnt which side comes out ahead in the exchange, I like to think, but that both sides benefit from our association. Recently, I had occasion to read aloud a news report to my Labrador mix as he lay stretched out near my feet one evening. Buster Brown came from the dog pound where he was listed as a Lab mix, although in truth the vet and I agree he has so many different influences in him its rather misleading to name just one. Still, because he will retrieve sticks I throw into the water, I dignify his existence by thinking of him as predominately a Labrador Retriever. And hes content with that description. The story I read aloud originated in Germany where a study was done with dogs who have been trained to indicate when they smell chemicals emitted by cancer cells in the human body. This isnt the first such study to be done, but it confirmed what earlier ones had shown: dogs can be good early-warning detectors of malignancies within us people. The German study used two German shepherds (naturally), an Australian shepherd and one Labrador retriever. (Buster, of course, was pleased to hear about that fourth dogs participation in the study.) The dogs were trained to lie down when they smelled lung cancer. The dogs were just house dogs, and the training didnt go much beyond that used in typical puppy school. To ROONEY, Pg. 15A

Concealed carry applicants need to know law, liabilities

As Wisconsin residents prepare to make application for a permit to carry a concealed weapon, it is important that prospective carriers understand fully the legal ramifications that come with that new privilege. While the states new law requires little more than a hunters safety certificate to qualify for a permit, we believe applicants would be best served if they know more about what they can and cannot do within the confines of a law that is intended only for self defense. Classes such as the seven-hour course taught by certified instructor Dan Tomasoski of Eagle River will give gun owners the perspective they need to act within the law, so they dont face criminal charges or expose themselves to civil liability through their actions. The concealed carry law is clearly about self defense, which might include a loved one but certainly doesnt entail involvement in stopping random criminal activity which must be left to professional law enforcement officers. Besides knowing the law and the potential liabilities, those who wish to carry should be proficient in handling and shooting handguns.
Ice forming on logs and rocks in a rushing creek is evidence of the cold nights of November and a sign of the winter cold that lies just ahead. There was just a dusting of snow on the ground Sunday when this photo was taken in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. --Staff Photo By KURT KRUEGER

River ice collecting as autumn wanes

No fence could keep me out

BUILD A FENCE and they will come. It worked when Kevin Costner built a ball park in a corn field, and now, apparently, it has worked extremely well for the American Birkebeiner. I began skiing the Birkie in 1984, entering it the year it hit an all-time participant record of, as I recall, more than 7,500 skiers. Later the Birkie numbers dipped to the low 5,000s during the years when Birkie founder Tony Wise went bankrupt, losing not only the races home base of Telemark Lodge, but also the rights to the Birkebeiner itself. It climbed back to the 6,000 range in the 90s, usually holding steady in that mid-range before edging up to near the 7,000 mark in recent years.

Trails & Tales

By Will Maines
Last year the Birkie finally hit on the marketing tack they would have been wise to discover years earlier. They built a fence around the Birkie. Not a real fence, but an entry limit on the number of skiers who could get in. From the first Birkie on, skiers could register until the day before the race. Not so last year. With a first-time registration cap in place, Birkie directors expected registrations to close about January 31, almost four weeks before the race. When I went online Dec. 19th

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to check on the pace of registrations, I found I was to be left out in the cold. Registration goals had filled the day before, and consequently I could not enter. This year Birkie officials upped registration cap to 9,000 skiers, a figure many of us once thought to be unthinkable, and guess what? Registrations closed a week ago as the Birkie quota for both skate skiers and classic skiers filled. This year I started tracking entries in October, and when it got to less than 1,000 slots still available the second week of November, I finally coughed up my $105 entry fee. Build a fence, and they will come, even old, out-of-shape guys like me who have neither the body type nor workout ethTo MAINES, Pg. 15A


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Our nation is lost with no compass

Dear Editor: Americans are facing serious consequences for wrong behaviors and ill-advised decisions by leaders and powerful groups. Our nation is in this state because we deserve it. It is the natural progression of being lost, with no compass. There are powerful people (not necessarily intelligent) who are reluctant to enforce existing laws and moral standards, so they promote and/or create more laws to suit their halfbaked ideals or satisfy a constituency. Ultimately the ship, meant to save those truly in need, gets flooded with brackish water until it sinks. We are there! The federal government has hidden the fact right in front of our lying eyes. The culprits are the Federal Reserve, judges, Congress, and us. Instead of taking responsibility, some politicians blame the opposition and keep them on defense with accusation after accusation, truth be damned. They use allies in the media, Hollywood, elitists and academia to spread hate and distrust, morals be damned. If this reminds you of anyone who represents you and you are sick of it, you have a duty to tell them. If they dont listen, vote for someone you trust. Please do not accept secondhand information from any source before voting. I am wary of any ism that is an endlessly changing ideology, never reaching its goal. I do feel secure in my ism, which is not just an ideology, but a lifestyle founded in historically proven principles, and that which the law of our land is based on and acknowledges a power greater than any of us. Sincerely, Jeff Kirschmann Eagle River

ic to ski the Birkie, but who do it anyway just because the Birkie sits there like a mountain, daring to be climbed. This will be my 18th Birkie, two short of gaining entrance into the Birchleggings Club which is reserved for those who have completed 20 of what has, over the years, ranged from a 48k to 58k race. For those of you metrically challenged, that translates to races anywhere from roughly 30 to 36 miles. Reserving my Birkie training to actual time on snow I do little aerobically the remainder of the year I have been in mediocre, poor or terrible shape for practically every Birkie Ive skied, which might explain typical finish times in the 5-plus hour range. I might add that, for almost all of my Birkies, the last 10 to 15 kilometers have amounted

to death marches, crawling to the finish line, watching scores of skiers I passed earlier in the race surge back past me. So why have I tortured myself all these years, you might logically ask? It has nothing to do with skiing fast, with being an elite skier or showing the world what an amazingly talented athlete I am. It has everything to do with being part of a grand spectacle, a happening if you will, that brings together many thousands of like-minded people to test and push their bodies to limits and beyond just to prove they can climb a mountain. Even more for many skiers, including me, the Birkie is about seeing old friends, some of whom you meet up with for your one and only get together of the entire year. My personal Birkie includes wonderful friendships with people like the Eichman families, skiing buddies like Scott Joswiak and Scott Crawford

the latter back for Birkie after a dozen years of skiing retirement Dr. Pogo and several others with whom I have shared accomodations and race stories for all these years. Along with these closest of Birkie friends are others, some like former Citizens champion Mitch Mode, of Rhinelander, and locals like Joe Panci, Sandy Lotto, Robin Peterson and others, all of whom can tell tales about races past and share anticipation of the race to come when we bump into each other at registration or one of the many pre-Birkie activities that go on for several days prior to the race. Being a part of the Birkie is also a matter of pride on a couple of levels. I am fiercely Wisconsin, and I do take immense pride in the fact that the Birkie, one of the most important cross-country ski races in the world, is held right here in Wisconsin. For the entire Birkie week our neighbors two hours to the west, Cable and Hayward,

have the Nordic spotlight of the world shining brightly on them. Just as I feel the pride of having some world-class outdoor activities involving pond hockey, snowmobiles and muskie fishing right here in Vilas County, I feel this amazing pride that something so big and grand as the American Birkebeiner is a part of our northrn Wisconsin landscape. I also very much feel inner pride, pride in myself at being able to challenge and, after a fashion, conquer the Birkie course year after year after year. It is one of the toughest ski races in the world, and to be able to cross the finish line each year, no matter the time, is something that gives me great pride in myself. One more thing. Perhaps the best thing about the Birkie is that no matter how hard, no matter how bad it beats up your body, no matter how poorly or how well you ski it, the Birkie is just plain fun. No fence could keep me out.

Be respectful of those collecting recall signatures

Letter to the Editor: To the people who think it is OK to shout obscenities at senior citizen women who are exercising their freedom of speech, you are giving your party a bad name. The last time I checked, I lived in a democracy. We have been collecting signatures for the Scott Walker recall because we believe it is the right thing. We dont have an office here and we have been standing on a cold corner for a week. It has been gratifying to see the excitement, the waves, the honks and thumbs-up and, of course, the many people who have stopped and signed. Thank you! To those of you who give us the finger, yell out insults from your car, call the police to complain (we are within our rights), you are entitled to your opinion but you could at least be respectful of ours. This is America, not North Korea. We will continue to collect signatures on Highway 45 North in Eagle River across from Ripco Credit Union until Jan. 14. Thank you for your support. Marge Hanselman Eagle River

Demonstrator violence at times provoked by law enforcement

Letter to the Editor: In a recent Letter to the Editor, the writer commented on the arrests of more than 3,500 revolutionaries nationwide in the Occupy Wall Street movement, an obtuse reference to citizens exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech and peaceable assembly. The writer took issue with the peaceful nature of the protests, but I would submit that more often than not, the depicted violence has been perpetrated or provoked by law enforcement. Perhaps the best example was at the University of California-Berkeley where seated protesters were casually being pepper sprayed. The scene was reminiscent of Bull Connor, the Birmingham commissioner of public safety infamously turning fire hoses on peaceful demonstrators during the civil rights movement in Alabama. To be sure, law enforcement activities across the country have been largely restrained but there are rogue elements on both sides, and to suggest that all of those arrests were evidence of violence is simply blaming the victims. Terrance Moe Three Lakes

Theres more at stake than attacking public workers

Dear Editor: I have been reading the letters to the editor concerning the effort to recall Scott Walker in a number of our area newspapers. Most of the letters are saddening, as it appears that their authors have lost sight of the unprecedented changes that have taken place throughout our state since last January when Mr. Walker took office. These changes amount to a betrayal of the social contract that people make with their government, to work for the common good and to care for those who are the most vulnerable in our society the very young, the elderly and those who lack sufficient economic means. To date, the efforts to recall Mr. Walker have focused on his attempt to provide the state and local governments with the tools and efficiencies needed to balance their budgets, namely the removal of much of the collective bargaining rights of public employees and increased contributions to their pensions and health insurance. For the purposes of transparency, I am a public employee, I belong to my union, and I am proud to serve the citizens in my community. I understand the need for everyone to make sacrifices during this time of economic trial for our state and our nation. That is a part of working for the common good. But this recall effort against Mr. Walker should not only focus on the role of public employees, nor should it consist of the nasty personal accusations and attacks of public servants that have been taking place in the press. Politics of this nature are beneath the traditions of our state. Lets not forget that there is more at stake here. In Wisconsin, and throughout the nation, recalls are rare for a reason but are effective tools when elected officials make clear by their words and actions, as Scott Walker has done, that they will not work to uphold the social contract for the people theyre supposed to represent. In fact, Scott Walker himself was first elected Milwaukee County executive during a recall election. Mr. Walker is not supportive of working families, the elderly, the unemployed or the poor. His massive cuts to education and health care have been and will continue to be detrimental. His tax cuts to just a tiny trace of chemicals associated with cancer cells. Ive read that dogs have more neurons running from the nose to the brain than we people do, and a larger proportion of the dog brain is devoted to processing information from the nose than is the case in our noggins. The fact that dogs can smell malignancies would seem to indicate the cancers create particular chemicals that are otherwise not in our bodies. Exactly what those compounds are remains a mystery. In other words, we can say the dogs in Germany did pretty well at detecting lung cancer, but we dont know what chemicals in the test tube vials were the ones the dogs responded to. And, of course, the dogs cant tell us that part of the story. Its interesting to speculate why it took us so long to ask Fidos help in cancer detection. I think its partly because of the way we view big corporations reward them while they ship Wisconsin jobs overseas and drive wages and benefits down for everyone. For example, during the eight months of Scott Walkers administration, unemployment has risen from 7.4% to 7.9%. Wisconsin has lost not just public-sector jobs, but also private-sector jobs under his radical policies. Wisconsin has lost private-sector jobs every single month since his budget was passed, and there are 7,000 more job seekers than there were at this time last year. Wisconsin leads the nation in cuts to education, averaging $635 less per pupil, even while corporations get big tax breaks. Walkers budget cut $2.6 billion from education and affected 97% of school districts this year. You might not see this in your community, To RECALL, Pg. 16A science and all things medical. We think that the best scientific or medical devices will be large and expensive machines. Likely theyll be scary, too, at least if you have to spend time with one as a patient. Its just outside our framework of thinking to imagine that the mutt under the kitchen table at home could do as well as a chemical detector designed by an engineer and costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. As a friend of mine in graduate school used to say, Scientific instruments should be big, noisy, scary and cold. Or not! Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was trained as a geologist at Princeton and Harvard. This column is a service of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University. Peters can be reached at


F R O M A C R O S S T H E Compiled by Jean Fitzpatrick HEADWATERS REGION

Question: How important is it to you to shop locally?

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So its likely that what the four dogs could do, so could my Buster and your Fido, too. The canines in the study were given test tubes containing peoples breath samples, both healthy subjects and those who had lung cancer. The dogs had been trained to lie down when they smelled traces of lung cancer and touch the vials with their noses. About 70 percent of the time, the dogs successfully identified patient known to have lung cancer. The study is not the first of this type to have been done. Other studies with dogs have tested their ability to detect breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and more. Some studies have had much higher detection rates than 70 percent, too. Clearly dogs can tumble to

Molly Gallagher, 43 Homemaker Milwaukee/Eagle River Its very important to me. I dont like big malls and I like to support the retailers in the community. I like to contribute to their success so they stay.

Dale Moyer, 84 Retired machinist Kenosha I like to support local businessmen who are very important to the community. It is very important to support the businesses in the downtown area or the area will die.

Alina Balko, 49 Consultant Three Lakes and Illinois We like to shop here because you see stuff you dont see in chain stores. Its like our familys holiday tradition all year around to see what the stores here have, and buy fudge.


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ATV enthusiasts can enjoy Michigan trails
Letter to the Editor: I think those of us who want to use all-terrain vehicles (ATV) need to transport our ATVs up to Michigan if we want to enjoy its many trails, rather than trying so hard to change the law about these vehicles being on paved roads. Vilas County is noted for fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and various other water sports. It should not have to appeal to everyones hobbies and tastes. Why compete with Michigan when Vilas County has so much to offer vacationers, retired people and permanent residents who already bring lots of revenue into the area? I love driving an ATV, but only when I know Im not disturbing someones peace and quiet, and when Im free to go the legal speed and not be a danger to others on the road or trail. I dont understand why my fellow ATV drivers want to spoil others fun when we have a wealth of trails and space just a few miles north of us. We knew the rules when we Walkers tax giveaways will cost Wisconsin more than $2.3 billion in lost revenue over the next 10 years. Where will that loss be made up? What will we have to cut next? Most of these losses are a result of changes in capital gains and combined reporting, which benefit the highest wage earners and largest corporations in Wisconsin at the expense of working families, the elderly and the poor. In addition, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has reported that Walkers budget will leave future state budgets with a higher-than-average percentage of debt service as a result of delaying debt paymoved here, and should be willing to abide by them and not fight the majority of property owners. Theres a reason why the manufacturers state that ATVs are not built to run on paved roads. How else can they say it? Lets be reasonable and not selfish, and keep the peace and quiet where it belongs. We can have all our fun in better places than on unsafe roads and highways. Thank you for listening. Mery Krause Land O Lakes ments. Mr. Walkers approach has been to divide the state through the use of radical policies, by pitting groups of citizens against each other, at a time when our state needs to be united to improve the quality of life for everyone, not just a select few. Lets rededicate ourselves to upholding the Wisconsin idea of honest and open government that upholds its social contract with citizens and works with the people to support the common good. Sincerely, Alan Tulppo Eagle River

Enforcing immigration law problem for U.S. government

Letter to the Editor: The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Utahs immigration law. What is wrong with this picture? When are our government officials going to get whats going on in the United States of America? Illegal means illegal. Are our states, who want this brought under control, wrong? Or, is our government running scared? We dont owe Mexico anything. We owe the people of our country everything. But our government keeps giving away our freedom to everyone else and the taxpayers are paying the bills. This has become a serious problem and our government keeps avoiding the problem. Americans, remember these officials in government on election day. Enough is enough. Gene Klumpp Conover whats wrong in Washington. Are we listening to him? Currently, with a similar stranglehold, Grover Norquist, president of the taxpayer advocacy group called Americans for Tax Reform, skillfully got 238 members of the House and 41 members of the Senate (112th Congress) to sign a pledge to oppose all tax increases. His group has threatened to punish any member who breaks the pledge. Norquist hasnt committed any crimes that I know of, but this pledge has signees scared.

Clinics mobile unit to offer screenings

Marshfield Clinics Mobile Screening Unit will offer digital mammography and bonedensity screenings Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the clinic, located at 500 Commerce Loop in Eagle River. Screening mammography is important because its the first line of defense in the fight against breast cancer. Early detection is the key to successful treatment, said Myron Gadke, services manager. During the one-on-one mammography screenings, licensed and certified female technicians from Marshfield The newest unit provides bone-density screening for osteoporosis. The screening costs will be billed to health insurance providers for patients with health insurance or Medicare. Free screenings may be available to women who are uninsured or underinsured. Screening is open to anyone. Advance appointments are required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Marshfield Clinic at (715) 479-0400.

but schools throughout the state have been affected and we should all be concerned. Mr. Walker and his administration have attacked the BadgerCare program, causing thousands of Wisconsinites of all ages to lose their healthcare coverage. The level of poverty in Wisconsin has increased under Scott Walker, while median household income has gone down. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau projects that Scott

ment and this country to change. No one wants to deal with this reality. Ten years ago, super lobbyist Jack Abramoff had a stranglehold on Congress as his firm owned over 100 members of the House and Senate. His reign ended in 2006 when he was convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy. He went to prison. He is out now and has written a book telling us