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Dear Editor:

Maybe one has to move away from the area to fully appreciate what a great weekly newspaper is.

Having had to read our local paper for the past year, I have come to realize that you guys really do a super job, from covering local events to all the great photos.

Congrats on all the accolades. I look forward to Fridays when I can go to the mailbox and catch up on what’s going on “back home.”

Dennis and Kristin Wild

Hot Springs Village, Ark.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 12:26 PM
Our view

Musky Open’s format
still extremely popular

About the time people were thinking it couldn’t get bigger, the 28th annual National Championship Musky Open drew a record 1,222 anglers last weekend and blew away last year’s record attendance by 111 anglers, a whopping 10% increase.


It was a year of firsts, including the first time anglers caught more than 200 muskies of 34 inches or larger.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:42 PM
Disappointed in theft of satellite dish from yard

Letter to the Editor:

We all shake our heads at the world today and wonder why. Here’s another example of why.

My neighbor in St. Germain held a garage sale on Friday and Saturday this week and one of the visitors to their yard, decided that an item laying on the ground in my yard was something they needed. It was a television satellite dish. Not an expensive or unusual item,

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:41 PM
Paper’s quality rivals the best

Dear Editor:

Congratulations to all at the News-Review for the recently announced awards from the National Newspaper Association.

To think that the paper’s content and quality rivals that of the best newspapers in all 50 states! It doesn’t get any better than that.

We’re grateful for all the hard work and dedication

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:41 PM
Mine would follow strict regulations

Dear Editor:

I have to comment on Lee Baleks’s letter in the Aug. 14 Vilas County News-Review, “Mine contaminants will impact water.”

The premise for the letter is that the open pit Gogebic Taconite iron mine will contaminate the waters north of it flowing into Lake Superior. I think he implies that the mines operating before on the Penokee Range did not contaminate the waters because they were underground.

Later in his letter, he says that the tailings

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 4:40 PM
Our view

The ERRA and its auction
need community support

If you get a chance this Friday and Saturday, it would pay dividends for the North Woods community and its youth to show some support of the 51st anniversary Youth Days Auction, sponsored by the Eagle River Recreation Association (ERRA).


The auction is a place to find great deals on all kinds of new and used items, but that’s only a part of the draw. More importantly, the proceeds will help support a family-based program that has been a vital part of life here for half a century.


The ERRA?is not only Eagle River hockey

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:15 PM
Mine contaminants will impact water

Letter to the Editor:

The Penokee Range mining project is designed to be an open-pit mine. There is no debate that this type of mining will result in permanent changes to the landscape.

If images of open-pit mines coming from Michigan and Minnesota aren’t bothersome, consider the fact that the Penokee Range site will, without any doubt, impact water resources far beyond northern Wisconsin. Let me explain how.

The Penokee Range mining operation has an

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:14 PM
Reich not accurate in executives column

Dear Editor:

In Robert Reich’s recent column, he complains that U.S. taxpayers subsidize the compensation of highly-paid corporate executives because their compensation is, per current tax law, deductible from corporate earnings.

The fact is that their compensation is deductible as an operating expense, not from earnings. Earnings are what’s at the bottom line after all revenues and legitimate expenses are calculated.

Another fact he fails to mention is that the

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:13 PM
Beware of government’s generalizations

Dear Editor:

Everyone should realize by now that when politicians tout investments, they’re actually proposing tax increases and that the recently coined expression “responsible gun ownership,” is easier to peddle than gun control legislation.

Utilized in the same manner, “sustainable development” is an artful generalization universally employed for the express purpose of downplaying the extreme specifics embodied in the suspicious-sounding Agenda 21 — the United Nations’ long-range global action plan for the 21st century that is

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:13 PM
Our view

More teams needed
in battle against cancer

A lingering recession couldn’t stop 25 hardworking teams and event volunteers from raising more than $70,000 last weekend at the 12th annual Northwoods Relay For Life, a vital component in the fight against cancer.


Fund-raising is crucial to the work of the American Cancer Society, for programs that support cancer victims and scientific research toward finding a cure are not possible without the almighty dollar.


Don’t be disheartened by the fact that the event

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:15 PM