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April 6, 2020




Fair elections/fair maps
To the Editor:

If you know what it is like to not be heard, to be left out or to have something you are passionate about disregarded, then perhaps you can understand what it feels like to not have your vote matter.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Partisan?
To the Editor:

While sheltering-in-place, I read Gregg Walker's and Richard Moore's op-ed titled, "Gov. Evers Putting the Partisan Back into Nonpartisan."

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reader responds to March 26 editorial
To the Editor:

The editorial of 26 March 2020, "Right now, a time for shared sacrifice," deserves comment.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reader offers a bit of perspective
To the Editor:

Consider using these times as a learning experience, to find out if and how one can and will survive when things do not go as expected.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Truth and error - Supervisor Jensen responds to letter
To the editor:

It was Benjamin Franklin that said, "When men differ in opinion both sides ought equally to have the advantage of being heard by the public." and "When Truth and Error have fair play the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Reader shares thoughts on city administrator
To the Editor:

I believe that Mr. Guild should be relieved of his duties as city administrator without severance pay.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Family caregivers need a plan for taking care of elders while staying safer at home
Dear Editor,

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across Wisconsin, the nation and the world, health officials have made it clear that older adults and those with chronic health conditions are particularly susceptible to the effects of this dangerous respiratory illness.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Reader questions county official's message to seasonal residents
To the Editor:

On Sunday, Channel 12 news reported that Vilas County board chairman (Ron) DeBruyne stated that he would ask people not travel to the Northwoods in an effort to lessen the exposure of the Northwoods elderly population to the coronavirus. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

'Spot on'
"Telling it like it is" (Monday, March 10 edition of River News) by Emily Koester was a great piece of work. Positioning the story on page 1 was "spot on."
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Cuban 'Democracy Delusion' and Free Education
The Republic of Cuba, is disingenuously framed by some as, "fundamentally democratic" and celebrated for providing free education, among other forms of government controlled distribution of goods and services. (subscriber access)
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Reader supports Fair Maps referendum question
Dear Editor,

On April 7 we will be going to the polls to cast votes for not only for who we want to represent us but how we want to be represented. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Middle school FACT group ready to 'Take Down Tobacco'
Dear Editor,

The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is March 18, 2020. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Reader ponders if any thing has changed at City Hall one year after 'No Confidence' letter
To the Editor:

On Wednesday March 11, it will be one year since a no confidence letter was submitted by employees of city hall to the council, which was unfortunately just dismissed. (subscriber access)
(2 comments)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Reader questions county board regarding zoning for possible mines
To the Editor:

I suspect that, by now, most of the folks in the Town of Schoepke know that a mining interest called Badger Minerals, is proposing to conduct exploratory drillings near the Upper Wolf River, by Stockley Creek. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Reader offers word of warning
To the Editor:

I would like to share some information with your readers. Recently I used a car wash in our community. I have used this car wash several times in the past but recently a debit card payment method was installed. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Assessing the character of political candidates
To the Editor:

We all have a good idea as to when a person has "people person" qualities.

The first people person I met in the early years of my life was the principal of the Rhinelander Junior High.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sunlight is the best disinfectant
To the Editor:

Why don't you feel as though the Trump tax cuts helped you? (subscriber access)
(3 comments)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Seek the wisdom of the children
To the Editor:

To quote John Denver: "It is here where we must begin to seek the wisdom of the children." (subscriber access)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Make sure you vote
To the Editor:

On Tuesday, Feb. 18 Wisconsin residents vote in the 2020 Spring Primary. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Random Act of Kindness week
To the Editor:

Being kind not only has a direct effect on others, but it has a positive impact on yourself as well. (subscriber access)

Thursday, February 13, 2020


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