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Too many jokers will be re-elected

Letter to the Editor:

I think Aristotle nailed it when he said democracy was the least effective form of government because it depends too much on an informed citizenry.

As we sort through the wreckage last month in Washington,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:52 AM
Our view

Can’t blame snomo clubs
for holiday hunt concerns

Nobody should blame North Woods tourism and snowmobile club officials for getting a little concerned about whether the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will suddenly push a December holiday deer hunt framework beyond farm country and the chronic wasting disease zones.


Industry officials showed up at the first public hearing in Eagle River last week on proposed changes to the deer seasons and other regulations, changes that are in response to a Deer Trustee Report and modifications made by a stakeholder Action Team.


Hearing attendees were told by state officials that a holiday hunt isn’t being proposed for management units north of Highway 64,

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:08 AM
Sommer changes tune on local control stance

Dear Editor:

Susan Sommer wrote a letter in the Oct. 23 Vilas News-Review “Citizens are losing local control again.”

The letter criticizes Sen. Tom Tiffany’s draft legislation, the Regulatory Certainty Act. The bill would establish uniform standards for nonmetallic mines statewide. It is still in it’s early stages.

At first glance, I wondered why all of a sudden Ms. Sommer

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:06 AM
Veterans respond again at national monuments

Letter to the Editor:

As an 89-year-old veteran, it gives me the utmost pleasure in acknowledging the deeds of my veteran comrades and supporters in aiding our World War II veterans in accessing entry to the monuments (during the recent federal government shutdown) built in their honor.

These monuments are ours, veterans and civilians alike. They were not constructed for ruthless politicians to use as a club over the populous nor to further degrade American veterans and family services. The various monuments were provided by a thankful

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:05 AM
Urges citizen support of vulnerable users bill

Dear Editor:

On Aug. 5, 2011, my husband, Dave Landgraf, was riding his bicycle southbound on Highway 27 in Sawyer County. The sun was shining during this early evening ride and there were no visual obstructions on this stretch of highway.

Since Dave was an avid bicyclist, he always wore his helmet, brightly colored jersey and followed the rules of the road. These precautions offered little protection when a driver who was texting and talking on the phone struck him from behind at 55 mph.

What was the result of this crash to my husband?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:04 AM