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May 19, 2019




Treasurer's office recognizes Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week
To the Editor:

The Oneida County Treasurer's office, in conjunction with the Wisconsin County Treasurers' Association, and supported by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, declared the week of May 13 - May 17, 2019, as Lottery and Gaming Credit Awareness Week. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The elephant in the room
To the Editor:

As state legislators dive into the upcoming budget and the Joint Finance Committee ends their listening sessions across the state, there's one demographic that is the elephant in the room. (subscriber access)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Reader shares thoughts on recent Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month campaign
To the Editor:

Our governor recently proclaimed April as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Keep downtown Rhinelander blooming
To the Editor:

Spring is here, and Forth Floral has been hard at work planting 112 large flowering baskets.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

ADRC director clarifies dining site issue
To the Editor:

Thank you for the recent front page article and promotion of our Oneida County Senior Dining Sites at seven locations throughout the county. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Reader has questions for Sen.Tiffany
To the Editor:

Since Senator Tiffany, who was paid to be there, left hours before the hearing ended, this is the testimony I gave at 7:30 p.m. after waiting 10 hours to speak for two minutes before the Joint Finance Committee April 24. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Reader shares observations of City Council meeting
To the Editor:

I attended the April 22 Rhinelander City Council meeting and listening to the dysfunction was disheartening.
(1 comments)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Reader shares thoughts on ATVs in the city of Rhinelander
To the Editor:

Rhinelander can not be designated primarily as a tourist town like surrounding municipalities. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

'Real democracy'
To the Editor:

There are a few simple principles of an authentic democracy. One person, one vote. Every vote is equal.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Justice is blind and corrupt
To the Editor:

It is said "Justice is Blind". Nowhere is that more true than in Chicago. An actor, Jussie Smollett, stages a fake hate crime, and hires two African-American men to fake a verbal and physical attack on Smollett.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Reader supports city employees
I don't feel I am seeing the transparency we were promised during the mayoral campaign and it is so disillusioning.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Open Book meetings start this month
We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their Town/City Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property.
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Reader shares thoughts on football program
To the Editor:

Having only lived in Rhinelander for only a few short years, I am a little baffled by the condition that the football program is in over the past 20-30 years. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Reader: Guild has moved passed the point of no return
To the Editor:

It has long been my understanding that one of the functions of an administrator is to make certain that each of the departments under his/her direction has the resources to do the jobs they are assigned. (subscriber access)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Reder endorses Neubauer for state's highest court
To the Editor:

On Tuesday, April 2 we will elect a justice for our state Supreme Court. One of the candidates, Judge Lisa Neubauer, Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, is extremely well-qualified.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Writer: The numbers favor Neubauer
To the Editor:

346 to 5. In any contest, that would be an utter rout. (subscriber access)

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Reader sounds off on wolf 'fear-mongering'
To the Editor: It looks like the anti-wolf crowd was out in force at the latest meeting of our Natural Resources Board, spouting the same tired misinformation and fear-mongering they usually do about the effect wolves have on our deer population (NRB hears wolf woes from the Northwoods, Oct. 7).
Thursday, October 26, 2017

'Head for the door'
To the Editor:

Do you know anyone who is working, or has worked, at a job they didn't like because their medical benefits were tied to their job?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LWVNOW director calls for local non-partisan candidates
To the Editor:

Ever thought of serving on a school board or in local government - town or city or at the county level? The spring election for these levels of public office will take place April 3, 2018 with a spring primary, if needed, on Feb. 20, 2018.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Decoding 'double-speak'
To the Editor: "Double-speak" is using words as if they mean the opposite of their true meaning. Your Sept. 28 issue was so filled with it that I feel compelled to comment.
Thursday, October 12, 2017


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