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Bible camp controversy racks up hundreds of thousands in legal fees Submitted: 11/25/2013
Rhinelander - Oneida County taxpayers should feel thankful the county has insurance to cover legal bills.

A Milwaukee lawyer defending the county has racked up almost $400,000 in legal costs.

Andrew Jones is defending Oneida County against the Jaros family, who wants to build a large bible camp on Squash Lake west of Rhinelander.

You a drawing of the proposed camp attached to this story. Jones' legal fees have come to about $393,000.

But Oneida County only had to pay a $10,000 deductible.

The rest was covered by insurance.

The case has been in litigation for years after both Oneida County and the Town of Woodboro denied a request to build the camp.

Right now, the Jaroses are waiting on a federal court decision on whether to rehear the case.

The next step could be an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Written By: Ben Meyer

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