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Let us have a blueprint for posterity

Letter to the Editor:

On Monday, March 24, the governor signed a tax relief bill dubbed the “Blueprint for Prosperity.”

According to our state government at prosperity.wi.gov, the legislation will reduce property, income and state income withholding taxes. The typical homeowner will see a reduction of $101 on his or her next property tax bill. The typical family of four earning $40,000 will save about $58 in income taxes. Because of the change to income withholding taxes, that family will see about $58 more in their paychecks each month.

By the end of 2014, that typical family of four could have $522

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:21 AM
 
Phelps forum went well

Letter to the Editor:

The Phelps Community Development Corporation would like to recognize several people for making the Meet the Candidate Forum March 20 a success.

The list includes all the candidates for giving of their time so the people of Phelps could get a chance to meet them and hear their stance on the issues; June Franzen for the great job she did as our moderator; Rick Brown for making sure the chool commons was set up for our use;

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:21 AM
 
Volunteers vital to Blizzard Blast

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the wonderful people who volunteered at the Northwoods Blizzard Blast in Conover held Feb. 16, a fund-raising event for area fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS).

The efforts put forth by the volunteers and committee members as well as the support of area businesses illustrated how mutual collaboration can result in a rousing success for the benefit of our North Woods community.

Not only were the fire department and EMS personnel

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:20 AM
 
Our view

Reduced bag limit system
is crucial to conservation

In a press release announcing its spring walleye spearing declarations on a record 273 northern Wisconsin lakes, the Lac du Flambeau tribe said last Friday that the state’s angling bag-limit system is a “flawed practice” that continues to “fuel contempt and animosity toward Chippewa tribes.”

 

We beg to differ.

 

In line with the safe harvest formula that was

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:31 AM
 
Three Lakes castle might need new king

Letter to the Editor:

Now that spring is coming, maybe I?have a story about last winter.

Once upon a time, there was a kingdom (the Three Lakes School District) and it was run by a king (Dr. George Karling). Now the subjects (the students, the parents and faculty) never saw the king very much. He never attended school concerts, sporting events; in fact you hardly

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:31 AM
 
Challenges community to assist Mayor Hyslop

Letter to the Editor:

I was saddened to hear of Mayor Jeff Hyslop’s recent serious medical condition. I?have known Jeff since his childhood and he has always been a positive man and a community-minded person.

His inability to afford health insurance has created a tough situation for him and his wife, Donna. I guess it is our turn to give back in appreciation for Jeff’s service to the community and for his efforts in supplying the North Woods with a quality Christian book store.

The Word of Gospel Church in Eagle River

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:30 AM
 
Parent says Pines assignment provoked sex

Letter to the Editor:

I was taken back from a health assignment brought home by my son who goes to Northland Pines High School. The assignment titled “Am I Ready?” asks a series of questions that provoke and encourage sex.

It begins, “What are my morals and religious views about sex before marriage?” Followed by “How will I feel if I go against my beliefs?” I was surprised to see religious questions being asked re­garding sex. Where is the separation of church and state?

Another example, “Am I comfortable being naked with my partner

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:29 AM
 
Numbers in proposed deer study explained

Letter to the Editor:

I am compelled to write this in an attempt to correct erroneous information your paper published March 5, in Ken Anderson’s article titled “DNR study could close 900 acres to hunting.”

This was followed by a mischaracterization of this study and of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by Kurt Krueger in his “In the Outdoors” column March 12.

Note that I am not in any way affiliated with the DNR. I am a Land O’ Lakes resident and I own and live on a small parcel of wooded land very near the proposed deer browse study site described in Mr. Anderson’s article.

As a retired biologist with a fair amount of formal training in ecological

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:28 AM
 
Wants public meeting on deer research plan

Letter to the Editor:

I read the article by Kurt Krueger regarding the De­partment of Natural Re­sources’ proposed deer re­search program on 900 acres of state-owned land south of Palmer Lake.

In the article he mentions a meeting in Boulder Junction where this program will be discussed.

I have tried to check into this meeting, but have not been able to

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:27 AM
 
Take the help that is offered

Letter to the Editor:

I recently read a very disturbing article in last week’s News-Review. It was about the mayor of Eagle River being hospitalized with E. coli meningitis.

As I was reading this, I felt very sorry for the man and what he was going through,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:27 AM
 
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