Bible Camp Rehearing Request Denied By Court

Dec 11, 2013

Credit Eagle Cove Camp and Conference Center

The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has denied a rehearing on a decision against a family hoping to build a bible camp and conference center on Squash Lake.

The Jaros Family has tried for nearly a decade to build the facility on family owned land in the town of Woodboro, Oneida county. Oneida county and the town of Woodboro, along with the Oneida County Board of Adjustment have all denied needed permits.

The family appealed to federal court in Madison where the court decided against them. They took their case to the next level appeals court in Chicago which affirmed the other court's decision. Tuesday, the 7th Circuit court in Chicago said they would deny a rehearing.

The family has started another court action in the Wisconsin court system with a court action filed in Oneida county. No court date has been set for that case.

The Jaros family maintains the local officials denied them their right to exercise their religious beliefs on their land. Local officials maintain the family's request does not meet local zoning requirements.