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Eagle River also should turn off some lights

Letter to the Editor:

Your recent article about the town of Lincoln’s plans to turn off their portion of street lighting north of Eagle River was very thought provoking.

First, let me commend those Lincoln town leaders for taking appropriate action that should financially benefit all of their residents, without jeopardizing their safety.

Why does Eagle River diligently work to bring visitors to enjoy our natural beauty — that includes viewing the nighttime skies — need a Great White Way that brightly shows those arriving visitors the fastest way through town to find what we previously offered them

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:48 PM
Sanctioning dogfights with wolf hunt

Dear Editor:

I am writing to you in hopes of spreading the word about something very disturbing that will soon be taking place in our state. I?feel my fellow taxpayers are entitled to the ugly truth.

When the wolf hunt commences this fall, Wisconsin will be the only state in the country to allow dogfighting. Dogfighting, as we all know, is the act of facing two or more dogs to engage each other in a fight to the death. It is a sight that no person with a heart would even want to witness. And I would like to add that dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states.

However, when the wolf

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:47 PM
We must hold Congress accountable

Letter to the Editor:

Mr. Michael Connelly, retired attorney and a constitutional lawyer, has read the entire text in House Bill 3200, the Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. He studied it with particular emphasis from his area of expertise, constitutional law.

He was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What he found was far worse than what he had heard or expected. He ends up suggesting, for those who might doubt the nature of this threat, to consult the U.S.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:46 PM
Our view

America to celebrate
community newspapers

Next week marks the annual observance of National Newspaper Week, a time for the residents of Vilas and northeastern Oneida counties to think about the significance of having a community newspaper.


The newsrooms of America’s newspapers still encompass the nation’s largest news-gathering force. Newspapers were never intended to make the news — just report it. And local news that you won’t find on cable television and talk radio is our specialty.


We hold public officials accountable, advocate for openness

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:30 PM
Business goes extra mile to save precious videotapes

Dear Editor:

I?recently?experienced something dramatic in my life!

Have you ever experienced the loss of something tangible that is precious to your heart and that is irreplaceable?

Last Thursday night, after my family and I?went out for dinner, we were walking in the front door of our home and my husband, Tim, asked me what had happened to the box of videotapes that he put on the stairs of our deck Tuesday morning?

He then realized that our son,

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:22 PM
Illegal dumping at museum site is equivalent to theft from charity

Dear Editor:

During the ongoing renovation of the Eagle River Historical Society’s new museum, four televisions, other electronics and hazardous waste have been deposited in and around the construction dumpster.

Disposing of this material safely has cost the society almost $100 and forced volunteers to climb over dangerous debris to remove it from the dumpster.

This illegal dumping may have seemed like a clever solution to the person responsible, but is the moral equivalent of theft. It has diverted donated funds that were intended for the renovation fund. Those who did this and those who are aware of those

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:21 PM
The anti-mine agenda outweighs common sense

Dear Editor:

I would like to comment on letters from Susan Sommer and others, along with comments from Sen. Jauch and Rep. Bewley.

They berate Sen. Tiffany’s bill that would restrict access to the land where Gogebic Taconite is doing exploratory drilling until it is complete. I would like to emphasize that the restriction is only temporary until the drilling is complete. Those speaking or writing negatively of the temporary closure conveniently fail to mention this.

The reason for the closure is worker safety. Most of us

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:12 PM
Believes vote needed at Nicolet

Dear Editor:

My office has received inquiries from constituents regarding the referendum process for technical colleges. The inquiries have been made in light of news stories about Nicolet Technical College’s proposed $4.5 million expenditure to renovate the Learning Resources Center (LRC) at the Rhinelander campus.

State statutes read as follows: s.38.15 (1) and (3) requires that a technical college district board submit proposed building project expenditures in excess of $1.5 million to a referendum. This requirement does not apply to remodeling or improvement projects, depending upon how

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:12 PM
Student writes apology to classmates, community

Dear Editor:

My name is Jake Forsyth. I am 14 years old and I?am a ninth grader at Three Lakes High School.

During the middle of the night Sept. 25, some friends and I?thought it would be cool to sneak out of our houses. We all rode our bikes to our school football field. I brought a small bottle of alcohol to share with my friends. I thought we were just going to hang out.

My friends decided to break into the field

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:11 PM
ObamaCare frightening, not right for America

Letter to the Editor:

I am frightened.

We are preparing for Halloween. There are costumes to assemble and pumpkins to carve. Halloween is haunting, but I am more frightened of ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act).

Here is a quick list of some of the worst things in the law:

•?Anti-conscience mandate — it attacks and violates religious beliefs.

•?ObamaCare’s true cost has yet to be realized.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:11 PM