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Tiffany's concern for Iron County 'voting irregularities' shows where his allegiance lies
To the editor: It was with interest that I read one of Sen. Tom Tiffany's latest press releases regarding "voting irregularities" in Iron County.
Monday, April 14, 2014

Efforts to create adult day care in Rhinelander continue
To the editor: Recently, the first meeting of the Rhinelander adult day care task force was held and attended by eight interested parties.
Monday, April 7, 2014

Guest editorial: AG's office could do more on openness
Should enforcement of Wisconsin's open records and open meetings laws depend on individual citizens having to file often costly and protracted lawsuits?
Friday, April 4, 2014

Let us have a blueprint for posterity
To the editor: On Monday, March 24, the governor signed a tax relief bill dubbed the "Blueprint for Prosperity."
Friday, April 4, 2014

A landmark should bear Tony Paris' name
To the editor: I believe it is time to formally remember and honor former Rhinelander police chief Tony Paris for his unwavering allegiance and dedication to the city.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Documentary highlights country's widening income gap
To the editor: I encourage everyone to watch the movie "Inequality for All," with former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich. It is a humorous, enlightening expose on America's widening income gap.
Friday, March 28, 2014

Camp Fire celebrates 100 years in Rhinelander
To the editor: The organization Camp Fire is now 104 years old, but the amazing part of that existence is that Rhinelander has held a Camp Fire charter for 100 years of that time.
Friday, March 28, 2014

GOP legislators' focus is misguided
To the editor: The blockage of access to needed medication for cancer patients is a prime example of the focus of the GOP legislators in Madison. Rather than helping the state and its people, they are working to consolidate political power and repay their corporate contributors.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vote 'yes' on WCC spring hearing boat launch fee question
To the editor: Your help is needed to reinstate adequate free access to the state constitutional right to use our state's waterways.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bullying cannot be tolerated
To the editor: My son is in sixth grade in the School District of Rhinelander. Recently he was bullied again. Both myself and his mother have addressed this with the staff. Most recently I did and was told it was handled and I need not worry about it again.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pederson understands the needs of Oneida County residents
To the editor: We are pleased to endorse and recommend Carol Pederson to fill the position of District 5 supervisor on the Oneida County Board.
Monday, March 24, 2014

Pederson is the right person for the job
To the editor: We would like to encourage the residents of Oneida County District 5 to vote for incumbent Carol Pederson for county board supervisor in the upcoming spring election.
Monday, March 24, 2014

Online resource provides information about candidates
To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who is running for public office in the spring election on April 1. Your dedication and public spirit should be recognized by all and is truly appreciated.
Monday, March 24, 2014

Writers support Schoeneck for county board
To the editor: With the election nearing, we would like to endorse Dennis Schoeneck for Oneida County Board supervisor in District 7.
Monday, March 24, 2014

Writer weighs in on issues in Ukraine
To the editor: It is wearisome to read the over-the-top moaning and chest thumping in our media over the historical anomaly called Ukraine.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Steinway grand piano dedication a success
To the editor: Many thanks to event planners Connie Piasecki, Adair Sexton, and the Rhinelander Music Department for organizing the Sunday afternoon recital on March 16 which dedicated the recently restored RHS Steinway grand piano.
Friday, March 21, 2014

Writer concerned about ATV use at Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area
To the editor: I recently wrote to the Department of Natural Resources and was very surprised to learn that, even though the current proposal for off-road vehicles at the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area is being treated as a master plan amendment, the property does not have a master plan.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Writer disagrees with voting-related bills
To the editor: Is there a real problem with our voting procedure? Or is this another way of restricting and tweaking the procedure for personal interest?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Re-elect Bob Mott to County Board
To the editor: Bob Mott deserves to be re-elected to represent District 7 citizens on the Oneida County Board.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sen. Tiffany continues to attempt to limit local control
To the editor: Sen. Tom Tiffany has introduced yet another bill, SB 632, to limit local government control over nonmetallic mining.

Friday, March 14, 2014

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