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Memorial Day programs in Vilas County top-notch

Letter to the Editor:

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate those who organized the ceremonies honoring veterans on Memorial Day in Eagle River and Phelps.

As a bagpipe player with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums, I have had the opportunity to participate in many ceremonies and will continue to participate in ceremonies honoring police, fire and military throughout Wisconsin; Colorado Springs, Colo.,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Walker moving state forward

Dear Editor:

Why fix something that has already been fixed? That’s what Mary Burke wants to do as governor. She would have grave consequences for Wisconsin and take us back to financial mismanagement.

As commerce secretary for Gov. James Doyle, she helped construct the 2007-’09 state budget that left the state with a $5.4 million shortfall. Money just doesn’t grow on trees, you know.

This ultimately left Gov. Doyle to raid over $1 billion  from

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Woman stunned by act of kindness

Letter to the Editor:

I am an 85-year-old widow on Social Security who met a most generous gentleman in Trig’s grocery store on Friday, May 16.

As I was walking along pushing my cart, he came up to me and said, “You remind me so much of my mother, I?want to help you with your groceries.”

He then handed me a $100 bill

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:10 AM
 
Please choose adoption over abortion

Letter to the Editor:

The second sentence in the Declaration of Independence has been called by historian Stephen E. Lucas one of the best-known sentences in the English language, containing “the most potent and consequential words in American history.”

Abraham Lincoln made this statement the centerpiece of his presidency. It is the core value of what it truly means to be an American.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:09 AM
 
Our view

Volunteers are the key
in fight to control AIS

There’s a lot of positive energy being spent in the fight to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in the North Woods, as town lake groups and lake associations champion the cause for education, prevention and treatment of existing infestations.

 

Protecting these incredible water resources from exotic plants and animals might be considered a no-brainer, but the work wouldn’t get done without a grassroots effort that relies on passionate volunteers. They are true conservationists, serving on the front

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:21 AM
 
City Council is stuck on problem from past

Letter to the Editor:

I applaud your editorial of May 28 supporting the board of trustees and the Library Foundation of the Walter E. Olson Memorial Library here in Eagle River. Thank you for what you wrote.

Thank you, by the way, is apparently an expression not in the City Council’s vocabulary, as the council as a whole has never congratulated those involved for having presented the community with $2.6 million and the dynamic architectural plan that will revitalize our library.

We would have to look far and wide from Eagle River

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:08 AM
 
Input sought from public for Pines’ health classes

Letter to the Editor:

In March, the Vilas County News-Review published a survey that had been distributed to students in health class at Northland Pines, asking teens to discuss with their parents the child’s feelings about engaging in risky sexual behavior. Many adults had concerns about some questions.

In April, the Northwoods Patriots hosted Julaine Appling of the Wisconsin Family Council

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:07 AM
 
Reader offers insight on Walter E. Olson

Dear Editor:

While standing in awe at the base of a magnificent waterfall with my parents when I was just a little kid, who would have thought that some 55 years later I would be writing about the generous man who made those moments in time possible, as well as his American entrepreneurial spirit which is still at work to this very day inspiring people of all ages.

So in light of the ongoing dispute concerning Eagle River’s Olson Memorial Library,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:06 AM
 
Foundation wants input on future library needs

Letter to the Editor:

Planning for the revitalized and expanded Olson Memorial Library is well  under way. The foundation and the trustees again extend their thanks to the many individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations who have generously contributed.

Now we’d like you to tell us your vision for the new meeting wing and renovated areas. What are the good features we should keep? What should we be sure to add? What would make the library work best for the individuals and groups who use it today and will

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:06 AM
 
Grazing horses present nice entrance to city

Letter to the Editor:

My wife, Christine, and I so much appreciate the north entrance on Highway 45 to our city. The past two years, the Rocking W Stables have pastured their beautiful horses at the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway G, north of the Best Western motel.

Those grazing horses always present

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:05 AM
 
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