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Nothing is the same anymore

Letter to the Editor:

Why did the Veterans Administration (VA) stop 50-plus school children from giving out Christmas cards at the VA hospital?

The people who escorted these children to the hospital to distribute the Christmas cards were told this was their policy and therefore couldn’t pass out the Christmas cards! America, these are men and women who have been injured fighting to keep us safe and free.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:03 PM
 
Trail not needed along highway

Letter to the Editor:

I stand with Tom and Karen Martens on their position against the snowmobile trail on their property. Wisconsin has 25,000 miles of trails. I don’t think they need another 100 yards.

What happened to peace and quiet?

With all the snowmobile trails, where do they ride? On the shoulders of the highway instead of the trails.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:03 PM
 
Suing over ObamaCare exemptions

Letter to the the Editor:

Monday, Jan. 6, I filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin to make Congress live by the letter of the health-care law it imposed on the rest of America.

By arranging for me and other members of Congress and their staffs to receive benefits intentionally ruled out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the administration has exceeded its legal authority.

The president and his congressional supporters have also broken their promise to the American people that ObamaCare was going to be so good that they would participate in it just like everyone else. In truth, many members of Congress feel entitled to an exemption from the harsh realities of the law

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:02 PM
 
Our view

Some Cheers and Jeers
for the year left behind

CHEERS to area snowmobile clubs for the year-around work they do to gain easements, clear, sign and groom some of the safest, most scenic snowmobile trails in the United States.

 

CHEERS to the Three Eagle Trail Foundation, Great Headwaters Trails and all of the groups that are working diligently to expand bike trails throughout the forest and lake country of Vilas and Oneida counties.

 

JEERS to the Lincoln Town Board for continuing to employ anti-biking signage

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:46 AM
 
Urges young adults to get involved, now

Letter to the Editor:

To young adults of the United States of America:

We need you! Please get involved. This is your future that hangs in the balance. Don’t just sit in the back of the room. Come forward and take a stand. Definitely vote.

Do you realize that your intervention could be the answer we all need? You are the ones who could do it if you would step in. We need you more now than ever before.

Do you understand what’s been happening to our beloved country?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:45 AM
 
Need more than 350 wolves

Letter to the Editor:

Wisconsin’s wolves and climate have at least one thing in common: 350.

Why 350 wolves? Halfway between 200 and 500? Not at all. A Wisconsin biologist explained it simply, “Three hundred and fifty was the point at which wolves could be removed from ‘life support’ during recovery.”

The last three years that number of 350 wolves has been falsely represented by one individual, backed by interests invested in killing the wolf, and brought forth to 20 counties across northern Wisconsin in the form of a resolution supporting a maximum of 350 wolves.

Upon research, this boilerplate resolution was most often

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:45 AM
 
Make 2014 the ‘Year of the Middle Class’

Letter to the Editor:

Decisions made inside the state Capitol in 2013 have not been kind to Wisconsin’s working, middle-class families.

Our state remained in the bottom half among states for job creation and we recently led the nation in our increase in unemployment claims. We also led the nation by kicking more people off their health care than any other state, and cost hard-working Wisconsin taxpayers even more by rejecting our share of tax dollars that we sent to Washington.

Millions in additional taxpayer money was diverted away from public schools to private schools through expanding vouchers state­wide.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:45 AM
 
Snowmobiling helps drive winter economy in North

Letter to the Editor:

As my family and I were enjoying a snowmobile ride on virgin snow in the Chequa­megon-Nicolet National Forest on Christmas Eve day, I thought of how this economic engine for the North Woods comes together for us to enjoy.

The numerous volunteers from the many snowmobile clubs who are responsible for raising money and providing hundreds of donated manpower hours to groom the trails, to the businesses who support the clubs with their donations and to the taxpayers of

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:44 AM
 
Spend time Googling ‘satire’

Dear Editor:

Rather than defending “the most consequential document in American history” (Dec. 11 opinion page), Mr. Gabl’s time might be better spent Googling “satire;” nevertheless, in his defending arguments there is a point worth reviewing.

Unfortunately, the “American Dream,” where individuals determine their own destiny, has been outsourced to Europe. In America today, you are likely to be born into wealth or born into poverty with a vanishing middle class and little opportunity for upward mobility. Of course,

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:44 AM
 
Yes Vilas County, there is a Santa

Letter to the Editor:

I would like to recognize the men and women of the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department for not only protecting and serving, but for the outstanding support they provided to our local veterans.

Under Sheriff Joe Fath’s leadership and the coordination of Information Technology Department head Chris Kamps,

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:43 AM
 
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