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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 )