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March 24, 2018

Local judges endorse Dallet for State Supreme Court seat
To area voters:

We write this letter to encourage you to join us in voting for Judge Rebecca Dallet for Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Funding your local airport
To the Editor:

The question was raised "Few would question that having an airport benefits the local economy, but at what cost to taxpayers?"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Reader pens open letter on gun control
To the Editor:

To our legislators, representatives, senators, President Trump, and to all people who care:

It is time we look with new eyes, ears, and brave hearts at the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which gives us the "right to bear arms."

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reader questions state basketball tournament seeding process
To the Editor:

With the WIAA Girls Basketball State Tournament recently completed, I would like to express my feelings on the way the tournament was run.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reader backs Fisher for county supervisor
To the Editor:

With this letter I want to ask the citizens of Oneida County District 5 to vote for Russ Fisher for county supervisor.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Reader disagrees with March 10 'Our View'
To the Editor:

Dear Mr. (Gregg) Walker (River News publisher) and Mr. (Richard) Moore (River News investigative reporter/columnist), your opinion piece, "Leaders need to focus on mental health, school security," does your readers a disservice.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reader backs Screnock for state Supreme Court
To the Editor:

When you go to vote on April 3 for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, do not worry that you may struggle with names. Remember, "I like Mike," and vote for Judge Michael Screnock.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Reader impressed with selection at district library
To the Editor:

Recently, someone who had lived in South Africa for years gave me a list of books by authors who write about Africa.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Writers concerned over Newbold ATV/UTV routes
To the Editor:

The Town of Newbold will be holding a public hearing on Saturday April 7, 10 a.m. at the Newbold Town Hall, to hear comments about proposed ATV/UTV routes in Newbold Township.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Reader enlightened by recent film showing
To the Editor:

The film "Merchants of Doubt" was recently shown by Citizens' Climate Lobby at the Minocqua Public Library. It was eye-opening and compelling, and it relates information everyone should know.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

What if?
To the Editor:

With 97 percent of climate scientists saying that the rate of global climate change is a serious problem, it leads to wondering just what we can do, as individuals.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Reader ponders fear and distrust
To the Editor:

While in the Navy they gave us a lecture on insurrectionism (ISIS-type organizations)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Reader weighs in on possible school building purchase
To the Editor:

Love and caring is the "foundation." Go high on your decision to purchase or not to purchase the St. Joseph church/school property.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The issue with mining in the Northwoods is clean water
To the Editor:

Clean water is not a partisan issue in northern Wisconsin. We are really not as hopelessly divided as our politicians would have us believe.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March For Our Lives
To the Editor:

In the wake of the deadly assault on another school in America, the survivors of that tragedy, young adult students, are taking it upon themselves to demand changes in firearm and related legislation at the state and federal levels.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

There are no words
To the Editor:

"There are really no words' was quoted by Broward County Sheriff Scot Israel on Valentine's Day in wake of the nation's latest school shooting.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Reader does not want to see school district buy St. Joe's property
To the Editor:

Purchasing the old St Joe's church and school for our school district is stupidity at its best.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

34 cold dead hands
To the Editor:

Seventeen people. Count 'em. Seventeen - students and teachers - dead. That would be 34 cold dead hands, not the two hands that Charlton Heston held up in a video years ago.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Reader supports family planning
To the Editor:

This letter is in regard to the Wisconsin Family Planning Program.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Reader: GOP is suppressing the vote
To the Editor:

U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Helle was in Iraq in 2006 - 2007 and in Afghanistan in 2009.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

High praise for hospice
To the Editor:

I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Ascension Hospice of Rhinelander. The hospice team provided invaluable support during my husband's final days. With their assistance, my husband was allowed the dignity of remaining at home and passing away peacefully. I would like to especially thank the clinical manager Melissa; nurses Todd, Gabby and Ashley; social worker Linda; chaplain Debbie; and hospice aides Barb and Ashley.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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