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Rotary has huge impact
on local, global projects

The Rotary Club of Eagle River staged its 21st annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Social Monday night and will present its 54th annual Eagle River Antique Show Aug. 1-2, so it’s a good time to applaud this truly charitable, nonprofit organization.


With the help of the Eagle River Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization which has achieved the highest tax deductible status, the club raises funds to support local and international projects.


Most recently, the club and its foundation donated $15,000

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:34 PM
There’s room for ATVs in Vilas County Forest

Letter to the Editor:

I write in support of the amendment to the 15-year Vilas County forest plan which will allow all-terrain vehicle (ATV) use on county land.

My husband, Tom, has been a resident of the town of Washington his entire life. I was born in Milwaukee and my family moved to Sugar Camp in Oneida County at the age of 41?2, married Tom in 1970 and have been a resident of the town of Washington since that time.

In 1995, we purchased Persian Paradise and renamed it Bayside Motor Lodge

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:33 PM
Hats off to coordinators of pickleball tournament

Letter to the Editor:

Hats off to the folks in Three Lakes for hosting their first pickleball tournament July 11-13.

This event is one more reason why Three Lakes is known as “The Single-Best Town in America.” Their tournament attracted nearly 100 players from all over the country, including Florida, Arizona, Utah, Illinois and Michigan.

This successful event is an example of what can happen when members of a community come together in support of an idea. It was just a little more than a year ago that Chuck Radtke was introduced to pickleball by some players in Eagle River. Radtke fell in love with the game

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:32 PM
Moe parrots common Democrat talking points

Dear Editor:

Terrance Moe wrote a letter in the July 2 News-Review titled “It’s easy to play with numbers to support false conclusions” in response to a letter I had written contrasting the Jim Doyle/Mary Burke failures with Gov. Scott Walker’s success.

Mr. Moe’s letter parrots common liberal Democrat talking points. I will paraphrase and comment on them to save space.

“Gov. Walker is under an ongoing criminal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:31 PM
ATVs would threaten wildlife, quiet in Vilas

Dear Editor:

You may be surprised to learn that on July 2 the Vilas County Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee voted to recommend to the full board an amendment to the current 15-year Forest Management Plan, removing certain language which has, up to this time, prevented all-terrain vehicle (ATV) traffic on Vilas County lands and public roads.

Additionally, the committee has drafted an amendment to the County Code of Ordinances, cancelling the 2004 Resolution, which the board had passed after the countywide referendum vote of 2004 that showed that 63% of voters in Vilas County were opposed to

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:31 PM
Obstructing, blaming not helping economy

Letter to the Editor:

Until the Iraq War happened, I was gullible. I believed that the leaders of this country had the best interests of the country at heart. During the lead-up to that war, something changed in me and I said “No,” these people are not doing this for the good of this country.

As I learned, so learned the instigators of the war. They learned that if you have not made the American people believe in your plan, it is because you have not repeated your plan enough times and in enough places and in enough ways.

Ten years later, they have gotten

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
Another ATV referendum not needed in Vilas County

Letter to the Editor:

Letter to all Vilas County supervisors:

The 2004 referendum and resulting resolution is obsolete for the following reasons. First, it was a nonbinding referendum only.

Second, it was the result of a two-year anti-all-terrain vehicle (ATV) campaign heavily financed by outside sources.

Third, with the 2010 recognition of ATVs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
ATV trails would help the outdoor experience

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the Vilas County Board of Supervisors:

I would like you to vote for the resolution to amend the 15-year Vilas County Forest Plan to allow all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and utility task vehicles (UTV) on designated trails at the county board meeting July 22, 2014.

My daughter is an amputee. She is unable to walk any distance,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:29 PM
Our view

Anti-ATV vote of 2004
still sends vital message

The revamped Vilas County Board of Supervisors, significantly changed this year with 12 new faces representing 21 districts, will be asked next Tuesday to authorize two types of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails on the Vilas County Forest.


A resolution submitted by the Forestry, Recreation and Land Committee would eliminate the previous prohibition on such trails by modifying the 2020 Vilas County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan.


It also would strike from the plan any mention of a nonbinding 2004

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:24 AM
ATVs would impede traffic on highways

Letter to the Editor:

I was thumbing my way through the Wisconsin State Statute law books the other day, (totally bored), when I ran across something called the Minimum Speed Regulation for highways; regulation 346.59. It merely says that it is “ .?.?. illegal to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic .?.?.” Our county has many very old seniors who do just that, unfortunately, because they are unable to drive as well as they used to.

I asked a Wisconsin cop of 31 years experience about this

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:23 AM