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Gift bags were appreciated

Dear Editor:

We would like to recognize  Mrs. Garbowicz’s first grade class at Three Lakes Elementary School for the Valentine’s Day gift bags they made for the senior citizens who receive meals from the Oneida County Department On Aging in the Three Lakes area.

We deliver meals once a week on Thursdays and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:26 PM
 
It’s not easy to pull yourself out of poverty

Letter to the Editor:

Robert Reich, in his recent column “Conservatives point to poverty,” criticizes conservatives because they place more emphasis on the problem of poverty than they do on inequality. Why not?

We should care more about the poor than we do about the gap between the super rich and the impoverished. What difference does it make whether there are 10 or 1,000 billionaires in the country? The important measure is the number of people in poverty and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:18 PM
 
Our View

Pond hockey event adds
to Eagle River’s legacy

It was another chapter of history in the making last weekend for the Eagle River hockey tradition, as more than 2,000 hockey players from 30 states converged on Dollar Lake for the Labatt Club USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships.
In its ninth year, the country’s largest pond hockey event drew 336 teams and chronicled 588 games over three days. They played on 30 rinks that were carved from the snow-covered ice of historic Dollar Lake, the site of many events including the first running of the now-famous snowmobile derby.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:23 PM )
 
Remember to salute our nation’s veterans

Letter to the Editor:
The week of Feb. 9-15 is designated National Salute to Veterans Week.
The employees and volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and the Rhine­lander VA Outpatient Clinic salute America’s heroes — the nearly 20,000 men and women we proudly care for and serve, as well as more than 210 of our employees and 220 of our volunteers who served their

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:20 PM
 
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
 
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