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Caring for neighbors alive and well in North

Letter to the Editor:

The Land O’ Lakes community has an incredible history of taking care of the people that call the area home.  Recently, St. Albert’s Parish hosted a fundraising fish fry to assist Dan and Debbie Kauzlaric with medical and personal expenses associated with Dan’s cancer treatments.

To say the event was successful is an understatement.  Well over 200 people were fed,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:42 AM
 
Veterans who left to serve offered high school diploma

Letter to the Editor:

The state of Wisconsin has a program under statute 120.13(37) for providing high school diplomas to veterans who left high school for wartime military service.

Both the Northland Pines and Three Lakes school districts are looking for local veterans who are 65 or older,

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:41 AM
 
Trolling will hurt lakes like Kentuck

Letter to the Editor:

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the passing of the motor trolling proposal during the Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearing on April 14.

I live on Kentuck Lake, a Vilas County lake. We had already voted against motor trolling in 2013, but it is obvious that our votes, and the nay votes of the other counties opposed to motor trolling aren’t worth the time and effort it took for us to attend the meetings and cast our votes.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been pushing for motor trolling for many years, and, as several of our friends and neighbors have stated, “This proposal was going to be passed this time around for sure,” no matter how the people voted.

The DNR wants to simplify the regulations, thereby

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:41 AM
 
Pier plan already rejected in 2007

Letter to the Editor:

As a concerned Eagle River lake resident of 25 years, I attended the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public hearing on the proposal to allow Wild Eagle Lodge to place multiple new piers at their condo development on Duck and Lynx lakes.

I wanted to voice my concern about adding to the present boating pressure on two of the smallest lakes on the Chain, and the issue of safety on the narrow channel between those lakes.

The proposed project will place up to five piers with the combined

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:40 AM
 
Seeks more funding, grants for early childhood teachers

Letter to the Editor:

I am writing as a constituent to encourage you to support higher funding for early childhood education teacher wages.

By raising the funds and grants given to early childhood, this would allow for teachers to be paid more and therefore would allow for better quality teaching staff with the child care centers.

I am a preschool teacher and

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:40 AM
 
Our view

Latest reduced bag limits
are bad news for tourism

Daily walleye bag limits of less than three fish on 345 lakes in Vilas, Oneida and Forest counties are the devastating result of spearing declarations made by Chippewa bands this spring.

 

In the tri-county area, there will be a three-walleye bag limit for sport anglers on just one lake, a two-fish bag limit on 209 lakes and a one-fish bag limit on 136 lakes, according to information released Monday by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

 

One-fish and two-fish bag limits for walleye anglers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:36 AM
 
Lodge taking steps for safe pier system

Letter to the Editor:

Over the years, I have experienced numerous requests from our guests at Wild Eagle Lodge for the replacement and expansion of our pier system. With the current system, visitors often have no other option than launching and removing their boats each time they plan an excursion on the Chain of Lakes.

We have a total of 76 condos and currently

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:35 AM
 
Hats off to our local pharmacist for not selling tobacco products

Letter to the Editor:

CVS Pharmacies recently received a lot of media coverage for its decision to discontinue selling tobacco products by Oct. 1, 2014.

Covered far less in the media is the fact that our own Health Care Pharmacies in Land O’ Lakes, St. Germain and Wall Street in Eagle River have also refused to sell tobacco products for more than 25 years. While their decision isn’t likely to garner as many headlines, it is equally deserving of our recognition.

We, from the Northwoods

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:35 AM
 
Environment must remain a priority

Letter to the Editor:

Any self-respecting native Wisconsinite knows something of the legacy of one of our best, the great Gaylord Nelson — governor, U.S. senator, Wisconsin senator, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in 1995 for his work on environmental issues, the founder of Earth Day in 1970, served in Okinawa in WWII and was a Wisconsin native!

He also worked with the Wilderness Society and played a role in the establishment of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. What a legacy!

I recently visited the ice caves along the

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 AM
 
Trolling plan was political maneuver

Letter to Editor:

The Department of Natural Resources Spring Fish and Wildlife public hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress meeting took place last week.

The big issue on the agenda at the Vilas County hearing in St. Germain was motor trolling. I would guess at an attendance of nearly 200. I have been to many of these in the southern part of the state and they are often an exercise in patience as some strange positions are articulated by people who like to hear their own voice.

I was impressed with our group

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 AM
 
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