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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

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
Veteran hunter concerned with new DNR deer rules

Letter to the Editor:
After reading the column about the new rules for the state of Wisconsin deer hunters by Kurt Krueger, I was not only shocked but disappointed that it was approved by the Natural Resources Board. The members must have all been in a hurry to get home and watch a football game.
Here are some of my concerns:
No more in-person registrations, but phone and online call in. Really? This should make it easier for the violators to go home and butcher the animal and go out and harvest another deer. No count there. What about tags when taking deer for processing?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:07 PM
Michigan’s inaugural wolf hunt not justified

Letter to the Editor:
Last week, Adam Bump, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), claimed 17 of the 23 wolves killed during last fall’s wolf hunt (in Upper Michigan) happened in places within known territories of packs repeatedly attacking livestock or pets and exhibiting fearless behavior around people.
Once again, the DNR has stretched the facts.
Data released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that no wolves were killed near either of the two farms in the Upper Peninsula with the greatest livestock losses to wolves.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:06 PM
Gives support to Kukanich

Dear Editor:
Leon Kukanich, lifelong resident of the town of Lincoln, is running for re-election to the Lincoln Town Board.
Leon has done an outstanding job on the board, representing the citizens of the town of Lincoln in a fair and bipartisan manner. Leon has served on the Vilas County Board in the same fair and bipartisan manner.
He decided not to run for re-election to the county board in order to focus his time and energy on serving the residents of the town of Lincoln.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:05 PM
Our view

Snomo trail grooming
impacts entire economy

Now that the winter recreation season has been going strong for more than a month, it is time for business owners in communities across the North Woods to think about investing in the future — to commit funds that will help nonprofit organizations with the costs of repairing, rerouting and grooming snowmobile trails in the months and years to come.


What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, trail grooming was just beginning in what was the slowest start to the season since extensive trail systems were first developed in the 1970s. But this year, sledders are experiencing one of the best starts ever.


Many business owners who struggle with our seasonal tourism

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:49 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 28, 2014 11:07 AM )