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Help stamp out kids' hunger in Ellsworth
Rep. Kind: International coalition needed to defeat ISIS; Thanksgiving Day crashes claim two lives; 9 more Wisconsin news stories
Two GOP lawmakers propose term limits; hunter killed by stray bullet; Arcadia mayor recalled; more Wisconsin news stories
Public advised about safe ways to dispose of sharps
Charges: man steals Hammond cop's truck, 'torches' it in Minnesota
crime and courts
Girls Basketball: Panthers fall to Osceola after tough second half
Boys Basketball: Cardinals set goals to be more competitive
Sports Scoreboard from Tuesday, Nov. 24
Boys Basketball: Prescott seeks another state tournament run
Boys Basketball: Prescott’s Hamilton draws Division 1 attention
Holiday concert by Lake Wobegon® Brass Band at UWRF
Red Kettle Campaign needs public's help to reach goal
New pastor values outreach to community over building
Shop with a Cop brings holiday cheer
Zion opens collection site for ‘Operation Christmas Child’
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 12/1/15 Personnel Committee Meeting
FORECLOSURE: US Bank v. Carla M. Newman; Case No. 15-CV-79
FORECLOSURE: Bank of America v. Matthew Schneider; Case No. 13-CV-260
PRESCOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2016 Spring Election Notice (Revised)
TOWN OF MARTELL: 12/1/15 Public Hearing - New Town Shop
Margaret Rachel "Arnine" Gavin, 93
Gerald "Jerry" Knippenberg, 89
Joe Menter, 78
Thomas Murphy, 84
Marjorie Ann Hildebrandt, 86
Kathleen Vinehout column: Enjoying Thanksgiving on the farm
Ron Kind column: Fighting to improve rail safety
Kathleen Vinehout column: Wisconsin report card provides info on progress, problems
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature continues focus on reform, workforce development
Warren Petryk column: Petryk legislation passes the Assembly with bipartisan support
Letters to Editor
December 29, 2009
Letter: If hunt continues, surrounding land will be worthless, he says
TO THE EDITOR: I appreciate the Nugget Lake County Parks Committee for turning the 2009 gun hunting season into a war zone. After 40-plus years of not allowing hunting within the boundaries of Nugget Lake, the county decided to open the park to public hunting. Is the county board...
opinion / politics
December 29, 2009 - 10:05am
Letter: Many recognize America as Christian nation, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Many past and present U.S. Supreme Court justices recognize America as a Christian nation. Justice Story openly declared: One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law. . . . There never has been a period...
opinion / politics
December 29, 2009 - 10:04am
December 22, 2009
Letter: Stolen e-mails have no bearing on global climate change, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Ah, yet another blast from right-wing Cuckoo-land, where we learn that the fact of man-caused climate change has been forever disproven by a couple of criminal computer-hackers breaking into thousands of private e-mail conversations, and pulling a few stupid comments...
opinion / politics / government
December 22, 2009 - 12:31pm
Letter: He commends county librarian upon her retirement
TO THE EDITOR: As president of the Plum City Public Library Board, I acknowledge our Pierce County Librarian, Joanne Baier, for the outstanding job she has done for our county and especially for Plum City. In 1980, a group of concerned citizens came together with the idea of starting...
December 22, 2009 - 12:29pm
Letter: President's classified all, except as equal, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Have you heard both parties complaining that campaign promises were broken? In defense of the president, I have to think that many were not hearing what was said. Remember "Joe the plumber"? Candidate Obama told Joe "It's not that I want to punish your success; I just...
opinion / government / politics
December 22, 2009 - 12:24pm
December 16, 2009
Letter: Farm Tech donations don't benefit host family
TO THE EDITOR: Fundraising efforts for Pierce County Farm Technology Days (PCFTD) continue as the July, 2010 show approaches. Along with revenue from sale of commercial vendor space, gate ticket sales and donor sponsors, we need cash and in-kind contributions to help pay expenses. Our...
December 16, 2009 - 10:39am
Letter: Brainwashing creates illusion U.S. is secular country, he says
TO THE EDITOR: It was not just the founders who pontificated that we are a Christian nation. Many later presidents did so too. [T]he teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure...
opinion / politics
December 16, 2009 - 10:37am
Letter: He cites economist, historian on government intervention
TO THE EDITOR: Murray N Rothbard (1926-1995), economist and economic historian in "Economic Depressions: Their Cause and Cure," wrote: "In the old days, we used to suffer nearly periodic economic crises, the sudden onset of which was called a "panic," and the lingering trough period...
opinion / politics
December 16, 2009 - 10:36am
Letter: Free at last from global warming nonsense, he says
TO THE EDITOR: Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last. With all due respect to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are finally free from all the global warming nonsense. The global warming fraud ended on Nov.
December 16, 2009 - 10:35am
December 9, 2009
Letter: Money should go into smoking prevention, she says
TO THE EDITOR: I recently did research for school on the hazards of smoking. I learned about the many dangerous ways smoking can affect you. While I'm happy that the price of cigarettes has risen, which deters some smokers, I'm not happy about where the extra money is going. While...
December 9, 2009 - 1:37pm
December 2, 2009
Business omitted from recognition by school foundation, she says
TO THE EDITOR: The Ellsworth Community School District Foundation regrets the omission of a very special donation for the cabinets that were unveiled on Nov. 12 at the Ellsworth Community High School. We wish to acknowledge the generosity of Hager City Glass Company owners Cory and...
December 2, 2009 - 2:13pm
He's got untold info on per diems increase for county supervisors
TO THE EDITOR: This is the untold information in regards to the per diem increase that was passed Nov 10. As the current supervisor of District 17, I was in attendance at the October finance and personnel meeting when this item was discussed and passed, listening to the discussion...
December 2, 2009 - 1:55pm
Economic recovery or cover-up, he wonders
TO THE EDITOR: Is it learned behavior or human nature that causes us to deny the truth? Whatever the reason, we are awash in denial, which results in a loss of freedom, as real as the Jew who believed that a ride in a boxcar would result in an opportunity to work, to be free. We...
December 2, 2009 - 1:51pm
November 24, 2009
Letter: Christian principles in constitution paramount, he says
TO THE EDITOR: The application of Christian principles in our constitution were so paramount that this is what the founders had to say: Congress, U. S. House Judiciary Committee, 1854: Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity,...
opinion / politics
November 24, 2009 - 9:45am
November 10, 2009
Letter: Gift Box Program now serving county, she says
TO THE EDITOR: The 2009 Gift Box Program is now serving Pierce County. This program helps families in Pierce County that have come upon a hardship and need support from their community this Christmas Season. GBP has been accepting registration forms since Tuesday, Nov. 3, and will...
November 10, 2009 - 9:00am