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Secular humanism misused in schools

Dear Editor:

Wikipedia defines “secular humanism” as a viewpoint that has an ideology. Be it religious or political, it must be thoroughly examined by each individual and not simply accepted. The essential part of secular humanism is a continued search for truth.

Unfortunately, that noble cause has been hijacked by people with a different agenda. The professors that teach our teachers, for the most part, are in agreement with Agenda 21 and subscribe to a belief of one world government.

Teaching from that perspective, today’s teachers and administrators

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:23 AM
Believes motor trolling won’t be problem in Vilas

Dear Editor:

I have been reading the editorials about motor trolling, all of which are very negative. I?am in favor of motor trolling and would like to share some of my thoughts.

I read that it’s noisy, pulls out weeds and takes up too much acreage. I?don’t believe any of that is true. A boat trolling slowly along is not noisy. Frequently, it will be using an electric trolling motor which is very quiet. People trolling don’t want to foul their hooks with weeds any more than any other fishermen. That is just not realistic.

The only people who will be trolling are those who

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:22 AM
Let us have a blueprint for posterity

Letter to the Editor:

On Monday, March 24, the governor signed a tax relief bill dubbed the “Blueprint for Prosperity.”

According to our state government at, the legislation will reduce property, income and state income withholding taxes. The typical homeowner will see a reduction of $101 on his or her next property tax bill. The typical family of four earning $40,000 will save about $58 in income taxes. Because of the change to income withholding taxes, that family will see about $58 more in their paychecks each month.

By the end of 2014, that typical family of four could have $522

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:21 AM
Phelps forum went well

Letter to the Editor:

The Phelps Community Development Corporation would like to recognize several people for making the Meet the Candidate Forum March 20 a success.

The list includes all the candidates for giving of their time so the people of Phelps could get a chance to meet them and hear their stance on the issues; June Franzen for the great job she did as our moderator; Rick Brown for making sure the chool commons was set up for our use;

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:21 AM
Volunteers vital to Blizzard Blast

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the wonderful people who volunteered at the Northwoods Blizzard Blast in Conover held Feb. 16, a fund-raising event for area fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS).

The efforts put forth by the volunteers and committee members as well as the support of area businesses illustrated how mutual collaboration can result in a rousing success for the benefit of our North Woods community.

Not only were the fire department and EMS personnel

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:20 AM