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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