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Outsiders can determine political future for North

Letter to the Editor:

How many times have references to Dane County derisively suggested that the politically liberal atmosphere of Madison has too much influence on the conservative North Woods?

How many times have right-wingers bemoaned the influence of the more progressive community in the greater Madison area, and implied that “those people” do not represent “our values” and “our concerns?”

Well, guess what boys and girls, the Supreme Court just ruled in McCutcheon v. FEC that there can be no aggregate limits to campaign contributions. What in the heck does that mean? In fishing, it would mean that you could catch 1,000 walleyes a day,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:49 PM
Many in community will miss Fr. Horath

Letter to the Editor:

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Father William Horath passed away at age 81. He died on Armed Forces Day, which I thought interesting, because he served his country in the military before becoming a priest.

He served in the Diocese of Superior, since his ordination to the priesthood June 15, 1975. He became the assistant pastor of St. Joseph Church in Rice Lake in July of 1975. In 1980, he became the pastor of St. Pius X Church in Solon Springs, St. Anthony of Padua in Gordon and St. Mary Church in Minong. In November of 1989, he became pastor of St. Anne Church in Boulder Junction, St. Mary Church in Sayner and St. Rita Church in Presque Isle.

In June of 1994, he became the pastor

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:48 PM
Our view

Honor America’s patriots
with attendance Monday

The one message we never get tired of delivering is that freedom is not free — that there has been and continues to be an extraordinary price paid in terms of American lives to protect our borders and our national security.


Some will take the time next Monday, May 26, to observe Memorial Day by attending a ceremony that honors the sacrifices made by our country’s greatest heroes. And to those patriots, we thank you for giving up some time to show veterans and their families that not all Americans take our war heroes for granted.


It is a day to remember and honor the war dead of

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:40 AM
Three Lakes School Board should hold public meeting

Letter to the Editor:

I am very upset with how the Three Lakes School Board is handling this very disturbing situation regarding Dr. George Karling. There appears to be a blasé attitude from the board in regards to the arrest of Dr. Karling leading to a disorderly conduct charge.

The board has done nothing to reassure the parents and students regarding Dr. Karling’s behavior.

I know how decisively the board has

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:35 AM
Community very generous in supporting local food drive

Letter to the Editor:

We did it again! Letter carriers at the Eagle River Post Office, along with postal employees and local volunteers, teamed up to Stamp Out Hunger in the community.

I want to recognize everyone who helped make this year’s food drive a success. It could not have been done without you.

Across the country, the food drive —?held in cooperation with the

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:35 AM
Hats off to teams, sponsors of Big Brothers, Sisters events

Letter to the Editor:

The 2014 Northwoods Bowl for Kids’ Sake events took place in Rhinelander on April 4 and in Park Falls on April 12.

Bowling teams enjoyed a couple hours of fun, food, laughter, prizes, music, bowling and silliness including the mummy wrap, polka dancing and cookie face contests. It was Big Brothers Big Sisters thank you to these bowlers who raised

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:34 AM
Disappointed hospital cafeteria is closing to public

Letter to the Editor:

Our family was deeply disappointed to learn that Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) is closing its cafeteria to the public effective June 1.

Several years ago, while waiting for a neighbor’s testing, we were thrilled to discover this charming cafeteria right on the premises. We had a great, healthy lunch.

Over the years while running errands in Eagle River,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:33 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:35 AM )
Reduce number of deaths by buckling up every trip

Letter to the Editor:

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will participate in the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 19 to June 1. Click It or Ticket is the largest law enforcement mobilization in the state.

Law enforcement agencies participate in Click It or Ticket because their officers know all too well what happens to unbuckled drivers and passengers in crashes. They’ve seen people who have been ejected from vehicles. They’ve seen people who have been thrown around violently

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:32 AM
Candidate Burke committed to protecting state’s water

Letter to the Editor:

Any resident of Wisconsin should appreciate the valuable resource we have in our easy access to water. In addition to the many recreational options it provides, we trust that the water we drink will be clean and safe.

Unfortunately, even in Wisconsin, there are many threats to our water supply. One is water contamination. Another is the adequacy of groundwater levels, now and for the future. These threats are documented in the 2013 report to the Legislature by the state’s Groundwater Coordinating Council.

The report states that nitrates in our water supply

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM
Media presence great in North

Dear Editor:

I just have to say that we in the North Woods are so very blessed to have the outstanding media presence that we have.

What other small town can boast of having the best weekly newspaper in the state and the small market radio station of the year?

Your commitment and dedication

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM