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Appreciate new Phelps business

Letter to the Editor:

Sweet Treats and More has brought new life to downtown Phelps. This empty coffee shop has been completely remodeled and converted into a bright, vibrant and attractive building.

The hand-dipped ice cream shop has that old-time feel, offering inside and outside seating, complete with hopscotch engraved into the floor.

Hats off to Wendy and Barry Mohr

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:18 AM
Our view

National honor coming
for Warm The Children

The Vilas County News-Review was told last week that it will be honored at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) in Texas with four awards — none more significant than a Community Service award for the newspaper’s Warm The Children program.


In a category that included every daily and nondaily newspaper regardless of size, the NNA gave the News-Review third place for its annual clothing drive and other activities related to being a community newspaper — extensive local event coverage, sponsorship of Relay For Life and other

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:27 PM
Plum Lake town officials urged to work together

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the taxpayers of Plum Lake:

Unfortunately, the gridlock, incivility and downright rancor that has plagued our governments in both Washington, D.C., and Madison have found their way into our local town government, right here in the town of Plum Lake.

It is long past time for the members of our elected town government to stop the fighting, backbiting and name-calling and get down to doing the job for which they were elected, namely, running the town of Plum Lake.

It is time for the town chairperson to accept

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
Rohrs work hearts out for very important cause

Letter to the Editor:

This is a tribute for a very good cause. The cause I?am talking about is raising funds for pediatric brain cancer research. The tribute goes to Jeff and Marcia Rohr, who own Rohr’s Wilderness Tours in Conover.

The Rohrs had a daughter who died of pediatric brain cancer at only 9 years old. Ever since then, these two wonderful people have dedicated their lives and donations to brain cancer research centers in honor of their daughter by holding every summer a canoe race

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
It’s a classic catch-22 when it comes to cancer

Dear Editor:

I appreciate the probing questions presented by Audrey Stearns in her letter last week pertaining to the extremely complex and persistent disease of cancer. Many people have personal experience with this killer or at least wonder a great deal about the perplexing issue with little factual data or related dialogue to ponder.

But since smokers have essentially been banished by the rest of society to basements and closets,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
Leaders should consider another ATV referendum

Dear Editor:

Two-hundred thirty-eight years ago, God, through the Founding Fathers, gave every citizen of our country the greatest gift on Earth, the freedom to vote and make a choice regarding our destiny.

Ten years ago, the citizens of Vilas County exercised that freedom through a referendum regarding the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on Vilas County roads. The citizens of Vilas County spoke loud and clear with 63% of the citizens saying, “No.”

Town, county and city leaders are now acting

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:24 PM
Our view

Celebrate your freedom
but strive to keep it safe

The birthday of the United States of America will be officially celebrated this Friday, July 4, and the fireworks and festivities will be extended right into the post-holiday weekend.


We celebrate this week the 238th anniversary of the day the Continental Congress adopted the wording of a Declaration of Independence, a document that officially separated the 13 colonies from Great Britian.


Though the colonies had been at war with the British Empire for more than a year

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:44 AM
Wondering why no cure for cancer

Letter to the Editor:

To the people:

Do we ever wonder why so many of us are getting cancer? We have donated billions of dollars to cancer research, but are we any closer to a cure? Whatever happened to the “War on Cancer” during Lyndon Johnson’s time?

I believe we are always having better and better treatments, but I?want to put my donations into finding a cure.

I?am overjoyed for all of the wonderful people who are in cancer remission,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:42 AM
It’s easy to play with numbers to support false conclusions

Letter to the Editor:

A couple weeks ago, Mr. Gullan was praising Gov. Scott Walker for his sound policies and their effect on job growth in Wisconsin. I guess he was trying to deflect attention away from the ongoing criminal investigations relative to alleged campaign finance violations that are making headlines throughout the state.

So far, Gov. Walker has been able to hide behind the statement that no charges have been filed, but that merely reflects upon the capabilities of his high-priced lawyers who are obstructing every effort to proceed with the investigation.

Back to the original claims,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:42 AM
Can Americans affect the new violence in Iraq?

Letter to the Editor:

In our globalized world, we are connected to every nation on the globe technologically and economically. Through the technological connection, we are also affected politically by events and crises elsewhere in the world.

The relentless advance of ISIS across western Iraq and now nearing Baghdad is not something any American can ignore. So much Iraqi and American blood has been spilt over the last decade that we desperately hope there is something we can do. But what? ISIS is a formidable force, one that even American drones and missiles may not be able to stop.

The White House and the U.S. military,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:41 AM