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Military Salute was inspiring

Dear Editor:

Just wanted to say how great the Military Salute special section was in your newspaper. Although  I’ve been here since 1966, there was much I didn’t know about many. The cover was beautiful and the articles were interesting, inspiring and quite moving.

Gay Scheffen

Three Lakes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:30 AM
 
Our view

Rural schools deserve
Task Force proposals

The Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools issued last week a list of recommendations for helping small schools improve educational quality within the framework of troublesome state revenue limits.

 

The revenue caps, as they are often called, limit the amount of funding a school district may raise per student from state aid and local property taxes. The harsh limits are the main reason most schools have gone to referendum to exceed the caps.

 

There is a direct connection between revenue caps

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:56 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:56 AM )
 
Eagle River loses asset in Heeg with chamber

Letter to the Editor:

Eagle River has lost one of its greatest assets.

That is what happened when Connie Heeg retired from his job as executive director of the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Connie brought a wealth of vitality and expertise with him when he took over the chamber some 13 years ago. Eagle River could always count on Connie to come up with new ideas and new promotions for our community.

He proceeded to make Eagle River a town

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:56 AM
 
Disgusted by reports of VA health-care abuses

Dear Editor:

I am a disabled veteran who is thoroughly disgusted at the reports of veterans’ deaths and abuses at Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers.

I was an Air Force medic and have worked in military and civilian hospitals, and have experience with the VA medical centers at Allen Park, Mich., St. Louis, Mo., Chicago, Ill., Milwaukee and Iron Mountain, Mich.

I appreciate most of the professional staff for their

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:55 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:47 AM )
 
Remember law enforcement

Letter to the Editor:

Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week, May 11-17, to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

This year, the names of 286 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. These 286 officers include 100 officers who were killed during 2013, plus 186 officers who died in previous years

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:55 AM
 
Oneida dam project threatens lakes, rivers

Letter to the Editor:

During the recent Oneida County Board elections, candidate Dennis Schoeneck of District 7, candidate Robb Jensen of District 11, candidate Lance Krolczyk of District 18 and candidate Ken Dirks of District 20 allegedly distributed campaign materials telling of a “Dam Plan” formulated at the county level by some supervisors.

The flyer asked Oneida County citizens to “Stop Their Dam Project.” This piece of campaign information was distributed to select homes in the county. The mailers were received only days before the April 1 election.

Mr. Krolczyk and Mr. Jensen were elected and now sit

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:54 AM | Updated ( Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:42 AM )
 
Our view

State needs to step up
on tourism-killing limits

The combination of ice-covered lakes and severely reduced walleye bag limits for the start of the open water fishing season means a devastating blow for the tourism industry, but state government is not powerless on one of those issues.

 

While there is nothing that can be done to change whatever Mother Nature throws our way, it’s time the state gets serious about urging the Chippewa tribes to provide sport anglers with more than two-walleye and one-walleye bag limits.

 

If the tribes aren’t going to be good business neighbors,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:49 AM
 
Families of children with mental-health needs deserve our support

Letter to the Editor:

Parenting can be challenging at times. Parenting a child with mental-health needs can be even more challenging, for a variety of reasons. Children with extraordinary needs require extraordinary parenting skills.

Parents often find themselves being blamed for their children’s issues. Having a child with challenging behavior can often cause the family to isolate themselves to avoid problems in the community. In addition, resources to assist children with mental-health

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:48 AM
 
Voter ID would maintain integrity of our elections

Dear Editor:

Recently, there was a news story on TV about the Northland Pines High School scanning driver’s licenses — and only driver’s licenses — of every visitor. This scanned license goes into a computer program which will check it for information to see if it is connected to a child predator.

I am all for keeping our children safe. However,

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
 
Water good enough to drink near mines

Dear Editor:

I would like to comment on the letter from Greg Schiek, “Environment must remain a priority,” in the April 22 Vilas News-Review. In his letter, Greg tells us of the pristine and beautiful area on the south shore of Lake Superior, including the Apostle Islands and the Sylvania Wilderness.

I agree with Greg and have been enjoying the area since I was a child

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 9:47 AM
 
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