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April 19, 2018



The 2-degree hedge
If nine of 10 pediatricians said your child needed to cut back on "X" to survive, would you side with the one doctor who said, "Nonsense!", or would you hedge your bets and follow the assessment made by the overwhelming majority?
Saturday, April 7, 2018


The missing piece of the puzzle
To the Editor:

Since the Florida school shooting, students throughout the country are becoming politically active and vocal about gun control, banning assault weapons and raising the age for buying a gun.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Baer: Rhinelander library is underfunded
To the Editor:

Have you been to your Rhinelander Library lately? No? You have been missing a lot.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

What one person can do to protect our earth
To the Editor:

Since 1970 Americans of all political persuasions, faiths and backgrounds have undertaken personal action to help the environment for Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Book meetings are a resource for property taxpayers
To the Editor:

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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Rep. Swearingen salutes mayor
To the Editor:

When I first heard the news that Rhinelander Mayor Dick Johns was retiring after serving more than 50 years in city politics, I began to reminisce about how much of an impact Dick has had in Rhinelander and the Northwoods.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Reader questions whether non-public schools should be allowed to enter WIAA tournaments
To the Editor:

Is it fair to the public schools to allow non-public schools to enter the WIAA tournaments based on their enrollments at the same level of enrollment as the public schools?

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Reader has questions about ATVs in Newbold
To the Editor:

Many concerns and unanswered questions remain about the process the town of Newbold has used to select public roads for new ATV/UTV routes, including the lack of adequate analysis of potential negative consequences resulting from the designation of these roads, in particular the smaller, dead-end roads that receive heavy foot and bicycle traffic from adults and children, as well as a flawed process to gauge public acceptance of proposed routes.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Reader shares thoughts on climate change
To the Editor:

We love our lakes. They are central to our quality of life and critical to our tourist economy. And they are increasingly being threatened.
(4 comments)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Reader supports Dallet for court
To the Editor:

We have become accustomed to extreme partisanship from our political parties, but we still believe that our courts must be a place where decisions are based on an independent and balanced perspective backed by experience and integrity.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Reader backs Anderson
To the Editor:

Having lived in Pelican Township all my life, I encourage District 5 residents to vote for Gerald Anderson for the county board.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Reader supports Schreier
To the Editor:

I am writing to encourage residents of Oneida County District 4 to vote for Steven Schreier for Supervisor on April 3.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Past state bar president supports Dallet for court
To the Editor:

The election for supreme court justice which will be held April 3 presents an important issue for Wisconsin voters.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lonsdorfs endorse Vollmer, Mott
To the Editor:

As longtime residents of Oneida County we urge every voter in the upcoming county board elections on April 3 to insist that our board members protect our lakes, rivers and wetlands, well water and water table, as well as our water-based tourist economy.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Pederson endorses Mott
To the Editor:

To the voters in District 7 - Enterprise, Schoepke, Monico, Piehl, Three Lakes (Ward 2) and Stella (Ward 2):

I have served on the Oneida County Board alongside Bob Mott for six years and I believe he is a thorough, competent supervisor who pays attention to issues that come before us.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Voight: Keep State Treasurer
To the Editor:

Wake up voters of Wisconsin! On April 3, you will decide whether to retain or eliminate the Office of State Treasurer and to replace the State Treasurer with the Lt. Governor as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL).

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Reader shares thoughts on county board forum
To the Editor:

On March 20, the League of Women Voters did our community a great service by hosting a forum for candidates for Oneida County Board.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Food pantry grateful for 'Lights of the Northwoods'
To the Editor:

Many thanks to all who participated in any way in "The Lights of the Northwoods" event at Hodag Park over the holidays, those who initiated the concept, the volunteers who made it happen and all who donated so generously.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Reader supports Dallet
To the Editor:

On April 3, voters will choose a new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice to serve a 10-year term on our highest court.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Leschkes endorse Anderson for county board supervisor
To the Editor:

What qualities do we look for in a county supervisor? There are times when knowing a lot about a little is a very valuable attribute.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pelican committee supports Fisher for county board
To the Editor:

We write to offer our support for Russ Fisher for Oneida County Supervisor. Russ is running in the 5th district which includes parts of the east side of Rhinelander and the town of Pelican.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


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