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Disappointed hospital cafeteria is closing to public

Letter to the Editor:

Our family was deeply disappointed to learn that Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) is closing its cafeteria to the public effective June 1.

Several years ago, while waiting for a neighbor’s testing, we were thrilled to discover this charming cafeteria right on the premises. We had a great, healthy lunch.

Over the years while running errands in Eagle River,

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:33 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:35 AM )
Reduce number of deaths by buckling up every trip

Letter to the Editor:

Hundreds of law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will participate in the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 19 to June 1. Click It or Ticket is the largest law enforcement mobilization in the state.

Law enforcement agencies participate in Click It or Ticket because their officers know all too well what happens to unbuckled drivers and passengers in crashes. They’ve seen people who have been ejected from vehicles. They’ve seen people who have been thrown around violently

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:32 AM
Candidate Burke committed to protecting state’s water

Letter to the Editor:

Any resident of Wisconsin should appreciate the valuable resource we have in our easy access to water. In addition to the many recreational options it provides, we trust that the water we drink will be clean and safe.

Unfortunately, even in Wisconsin, there are many threats to our water supply. One is water contamination. Another is the adequacy of groundwater levels, now and for the future. These threats are documented in the 2013 report to the Legislature by the state’s Groundwater Coordinating Council.

The report states that nitrates in our water supply

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM
Media presence great in North

Dear Editor:

I just have to say that we in the North Woods are so very blessed to have the outstanding media presence that we have.

What other small town can boast of having the best weekly newspaper in the state and the small market radio station of the year?

Your commitment and dedication

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM
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 )