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National honor coming
for Warm The Children

The Vilas County News-Review was told last week that it will be honored at the annual convention of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) in Texas with four awards — none more significant than a Community Service award for the newspaper’s Warm The Children program.


In a category that included every daily and nondaily newspaper regardless of size, the NNA gave the News-Review third place for its annual clothing drive and other activities related to being a community newspaper — extensive local event coverage, sponsorship of Relay For Life and other

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:27 PM
Plum Lake town officials urged to work together

Letter to the Editor:

Open letter to the taxpayers of Plum Lake:

Unfortunately, the gridlock, incivility and downright rancor that has plagued our governments in both Washington, D.C., and Madison have found their way into our local town government, right here in the town of Plum Lake.

It is long past time for the members of our elected town government to stop the fighting, backbiting and name-calling and get down to doing the job for which they were elected, namely, running the town of Plum Lake.

It is time for the town chairperson to accept

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
Rohrs work hearts out for very important cause

Letter to the Editor:

This is a tribute for a very good cause. The cause I?am talking about is raising funds for pediatric brain cancer research. The tribute goes to Jeff and Marcia Rohr, who own Rohr’s Wilderness Tours in Conover.

The Rohrs had a daughter who died of pediatric brain cancer at only 9 years old. Ever since then, these two wonderful people have dedicated their lives and donations to brain cancer research centers in honor of their daughter by holding every summer a canoe race

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
It’s a classic catch-22 when it comes to cancer

Dear Editor:

I appreciate the probing questions presented by Audrey Stearns in her letter last week pertaining to the extremely complex and persistent disease of cancer. Many people have personal experience with this killer or at least wonder a great deal about the perplexing issue with little factual data or related dialogue to ponder.

But since smokers have essentially been banished by the rest of society to basements and closets,

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:26 PM
Leaders should consider another ATV referendum

Dear Editor:

Two-hundred thirty-eight years ago, God, through the Founding Fathers, gave every citizen of our country the greatest gift on Earth, the freedom to vote and make a choice regarding our destiny.

Ten years ago, the citizens of Vilas County exercised that freedom through a referendum regarding the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) on Vilas County roads. The citizens of Vilas County spoke loud and clear with 63% of the citizens saying, “No.”

Town, county and city leaders are now acting

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:24 PM