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Gift bags were appreciated

Dear Editor:

We would like to recognize  Mrs. Garbowicz’s first grade class at Three Lakes Elementary School for the Valentine’s Day gift bags they made for the senior citizens who receive meals from the Oneida County Department On Aging in the Three Lakes area.

We deliver meals once a week on Thursdays and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:26 PM
 
It’s not easy to pull yourself out of poverty

Letter to the Editor:

Robert Reich, in his recent column “Conservatives point to poverty,” criticizes conservatives because they place more emphasis on the problem of poverty than they do on inequality. Why not?

We should care more about the poor than we do about the gap between the super rich and the impoverished. What difference does it make whether there are 10 or 1,000 billionaires in the country? The important measure is the number of people in poverty and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:18 PM
 
Our View

Pond hockey event adds
to Eagle River’s legacy

It was another chapter of history in the making last weekend for the Eagle River hockey tradition, as more than 2,000 hockey players from 30 states converged on Dollar Lake for the Labatt Club USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships.
In its ninth year, the country’s largest pond hockey event drew 336 teams and chronicled 588 games over three days. They played on 30 rinks that were carved from the snow-covered ice of historic Dollar Lake, the site of many events including the first running of the now-famous snowmobile derby.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:23 PM )
 
Remember to salute our nation’s veterans

Letter to the Editor:
The week of Feb. 9-15 is designated National Salute to Veterans Week.
The employees and volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the Rhine­lander VA Outpatient Clinic salute America’s heroes — the nearly 20,000 men and women we proudly care for and serve, as well as more than 210 of our employees and 220 of our volunteers who served their

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:20 PM
 
Oneida County panel ignoring mining decision

Letter to the Editor:
I am concerned that once again the Oneida County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal that would increase possibilities for mining in Oneida County.
The proposal, brought forth by the planning and development committee, would amend zoning ordinances to allow metallic mineral mining in districts zoned 1-A Forestry.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:19 PM
 
Eagles display sportsmanship PDF Print E-mail

Dear Editor:
I have been attending many of the Northland Pines lady Eagles basketball games this season. While many of the coaches from the visiting teams are yelling and screaming at their girls, Pines coach Larry Bergum remains calm and cool and you never see or hear him getting upset with what the Eagles are doing.
The sportsmanship of the Eagles team is evident when you see the players shaking the referees’ hands after the game. All this was especially evident in the recent game against Medford when the game went into overtime.  Hats off to coach Bergum and the lady Eagles for their fine performances.
Susan Sorg
Three Lakes

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:18 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:19 PM )
 
Retailer group urges state sales tax holiday

Dear Editor:
Doesn’t the state of Wisconsin need an economic boost in these tough times to provide welcome tax relief for working families and stimulus to the state’s economy? How can this happen? State legislators are working right now on legislation to do just that by way of a sales tax holiday the first weekend of August on back-to-school items.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:18 PM
 
Acts of kindness have no cost PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:
Random Acts of Kindness Week is Feb. 10-16. Please consider carrying out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, and hopefully one day someone might do the same for you.
Paying it forward is easy, doesn’t cost anything and it feels great.
Jan Leschke
Rhinelander

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:17 PM
 
Our View

Legislators should reject the deer unit changes

The Natural Resources Board has approved sweeping deer management changes that include the elimination of in-person deer registration and the realignment of management unit boundaries to county lines — both of which we urge legislators to reject when they review the rules.
As stated by George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation that represents more than 100 conservation and hunting organizations, it makes perfectly good sense to retain deer management units that are easily definable because they were established using highways and rivers, not today’s somewhat invisible county borders.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:09 PM
 
Food service policies explained for Pines

Letter to the Editor:
As the food service director for Aviands Food & Services Management in the Northland Pines School District, I recently had the opportunity to participate in a policy committee meeting to review the school board policy defining negative food service account balance procedures.
An article written in the News-Review by a freelance writer in attendance at this meeting caused some community response. I would like to clarify for the community the information presented by Mr. Ken Anderson.
The committee discussed the food service negative account balance policy. All members were in full agreement that all students be allowed to have lunch, regardless of the extent of a negative account balance.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:07 PM
 
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