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Please choose adoption over abortion

Letter to the Editor:

The second sentence in the Declaration of Independence has been called by historian Stephen E. Lucas one of the best-known sentences in the English language, containing “the most potent and consequential words in American history.”

Abraham Lincoln made this statement the centerpiece of his presidency. It is the core value of what it truly means to be an American.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:09 AM
 
Our view

Volunteers are the key
in fight to control AIS

There’s a lot of positive energy being spent in the fight to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the North Woods, as town lake groups and lake associations champion the cause for education, prevention and treatment of existing infestations.

 

Protecting these incredible water resources from exotic plants and animals might be considered a no-brainer, but the work wouldn’t get done without a grassroots effort that relies on passionate volunteers. They are true conservationists, serving on the front

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:21 AM
 
City Council is stuck on problem from past

Letter to the Editor:

I applaud your editorial of May 28 supporting the board of trustees and the Library Foundation of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library here in Eagle River. Thank you for what you wrote.

Thank you, by the way, is apparently an expression not in the City Council’s vocabulary, as the council as a whole has never congratulated those involved for having presented the community with $2.6 million and the dynamic architectural plan that will revitalize our library.

We would have to look far and wide from Eagle River

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:08 AM
 
Input sought from public for Pines’ health classes

Letter to the Editor:

In March, the Vilas County News-Review published a survey that had been distributed to students in health class at Northland Pines, asking teens to discuss with their parents the child’s feelings about engaging in risky sexual behavior. Many adults had concerns about some questions.

In April, the Northwoods Patriots hosted Julaine Appling of the Wisconsin Family Council

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:07 AM
 
Reader offers insight on Walter E. Olson

Dear Editor:

While standing in awe at the base of a magnificent waterfall with my parents when I was just a little kid, who would have thought that some 55 years later I would be writing about the generous man who made those moments in time possible, as well as his American entrepreneurial spirit which is still at work to this very day inspiring people of all ages.

So in light of the ongoing dispute concerning Eagle River’s Olson Memorial Library,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:06 AM
 
Foundation wants input on future library needs

Letter to the Editor:

Planning for the revitalized and expanded Olson Memorial Library is well  under way. The foundation and the trustees again extend their thanks to the many individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations who have generously contributed.

Now we’d like you to tell us your vision for the new meeting wing and renovated areas. What are the good features we should keep? What should we be sure to add? What would make the library work best for the individuals and groups who use it today and will

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:06 AM
 
Grazing horses present nice entrance to city

Letter to the Editor:

My wife, Christine, and I so much appreciate the north entrance on Highway 45 to our city. The past two years, the Rocking W Stables have pastured their beautiful horses at the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway G, north of the Best Western motel.

Those grazing horses always present

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:05 AM
 
Our view

DNR deserves applause
for quick bag limit update

Despite a late spring and lingering spearing activity by the Chippewa tribes, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) found a way to get daily walleye bag limits adjusted for sport anglers prior to the monster Memorial Day weekend — a huge boost to tourism.

 

The daily limits were adjusted on 447 lakes statewide, including 270 lakes that reverted to the state’s general five-walleye daily bag. The big news here is that 207 of those 270 lakes are located in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties.

 

Even if advanced word of the revised bag limits didn’t reach

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:04 AM
 
Olson Library design vital to fundraising for expansion project

Letter to the Editor:

The Walter E. Olson Library Foundation wishes to clarify some misunderstandings regarding the proposed renovation and expansion of the library.

The Olson Library Foundation is a private, independent and stand-alone organization. It is unrelated to any governmental body. It has its own Articles of Incorporation and set of bylaws. These documents give the foundation authority to, among other things, receive gifts, hold property, invest funds and enter into contracts. When the foundation signs a contract, it signs on behalf of the foundation and no other entity.

When the previously contracted design firm of Durrant

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:02 AM
 
Staff at local vets’ office stepped up to help friend

Letter to the Editor:

It seems that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can only get bad press these days. However, I chose to believe that the caregivers are doing the best they can under a tremendous workload, and it certainly appears that the problems are limited to a portion of the medical centers, not all.

I am not a veteran, so there would seem to be no reason for me to deal with the VA in any matter, but you just never know.

A short while ago, a good friend of mine, a World War II veteran,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:02 AM
 
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