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Few businesses insulated
from Derby’s big boost

Few people ever imagined the event would make a half-century and here we are, bringing you detailed coverage of the 51st annual AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby — still drawing tens of thousands of race fans and the best snowmobile racers from the United States and Canada.

 

A year after the hoopla of the 50th event, the oldest snowmobile racing event on the planet moved forward in traditional style. Attendees included Gov. Scott Walker, former champions and many dignitaries from the motorsports industry.

 

The weekend started with Friday Night Thunder and the most massive fireworks display in Derby history,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:44 AM
 
Washington lawmakers are destroying this nation

Letter to the Editor:

An open letter to my fellow Americans:

Over the past few years, it has become apparent that hypocrisy has overcome decency and common sense in Washington, D.C. The administration, as well as most legislators, have adopted this sorry trait in lieu of truth and civility when it comes to serving the country and her citizens.

Now that the president has announced his agenda for this legislative session, we can expect to witness the worst possible hypocritical rhetoric imaginable. Our “poor defenseless children” will be used over and over by the liberal progressives to prove how heartless the conservatives are during the upcoming gun debate.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:43 AM
 
Saddened by Boeing contract, Walker vote

Letter to the Editor:

I’ve been saddened and puzzled by recent events in Seattle, where I’ve lived for the past 25 years, and in Eagle River, where I’ve been a summer resident for 77 years.

My sadness is due to the loss of financial security for older citizens who have accepted reduced compensation and will lose pension income following their retirements.

Why did the Boeing Co. force workers to accept reduced pension benefits and why did Eagle River voters support a governor who reduced net compensation and eliminated collective bargaining for state workers?

In Seattle, Boeing negotiated a severe contract with 25,000 workers who manufacture the fast-selling 777

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:43 AM
 
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Great chance to witness
world-class snomo racing

The oldest, grandest event in snowmobile racing history is a half-century old and going strong, with the 51st running of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River slated this weekend.

 

It is not often that some of the world’s top sports competitors come to the Eagle River area, other than for a vacation. But it will happen this Thursday through Sunday, when the best snowmobile racers on the globe converge on this small northern Wisconsin city for the top show in snowmobile racing.

 

What an opportunity for North Woods residents to view a world-class sporting

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:29 PM
 
Offers response to ‘far left’ writers

Dear Editor:

I would like to comment on three letters from far left liberals in the Jan 1. Vilas County News-Review. Most of what I say applies to all three writers.

In the first letter, Mary Jo Berner says that 53% of the employees in Vilas County work in low-paying jobs and that it has been increasing since the 1970s. I agree, however, it is not because of the rich as she would have us believe. It is because of the disappearance of good middle class jobs, such as those from mining and logging in the North Woods.

Ms. Berner and her foundation continue to promote

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:28 PM
 
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