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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
Stop the lies that promise voters a free lunch

Letter to the Editor:

So Robert Reich calls conservatives liars when they state that economic growth and jobs reduce poverty. Economists better than Reich would disagree with him.

Let’s look at some of the lies that Democrats have used. Reich was part of the Clinton administration. Back then the Democrats tried to portray Republicans as heartless because they supposedly wanted to cut entitlement spending.

Actually, the Republicans wanted to slow the rate of increase in spending, not decrease it. Their proposals were for increases greater than the rate of inflation, but less than what the Democrats wanted. The Democrats were lying.

Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:40 AM
Our view

ATVs on county roads
requires a lot of caution

Use of county highways for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) routes are part of proposals in both Vilas and Oneida counties — something that should be allowed only under controlled, safe circumstances and should be decided on a case-by-case basis.


In Oneida, the Three Lakes Nicolet ATV?Club is proposing to use County Highway A between Three Lakes and Sugar Camp as a designated route. The proposal has town board approval but still needs county approval, including the highway commissioner’s blessing.


Because Highway A is a hilly, curvy road

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00 PM
League making effort to get candidates’ views

Letter to the Editor:

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has sent a questionnaire to 311 candidates in the fall elections running for state Legislature, Congress and the statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and state treasurer, calling on them to state their positions on a range of issues.

Their responses will be available to voters online at in mid-July. It’s the League of Women Voters’ mission to help voters make well-informed choices in our elections, and we do this by giving candidates the opportunity to respond to our questions online in their own words.

To give no one an advantage, the league sent the questionnaire to all candidates,

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:59 PM