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I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and affection my family is still receiving after the loss of my son, Joe Fern. There was a very large turnout at his funeral. What a great tribute it was to Joe and what a wonderful acknowledgement to the kind of person he was. I also want to thank everyone for all the beautiful flowers and generous donations. I am making donations in the memory of Joe to Lifesource and Organ Donation in St. Paul. There will be masses at St.
TO THE EDITOR: The Ellsworth School Administration is working hard to address the efforts needed to keep existing personnel and programs in place. Opportunities for improvement are being identified by the administration and shared with the electorate (voters). The identified areas of improvement need financial support from us, the public. Our school board members represent us and they need our support. We need each other. We also need a financial plan approved by Ellsworth community (referendum).
TO THE EDITOR: In the Jan. 12 Herald, Harlan Menk submitted a true-false quiz claiming Obamacare will not increase the deficit and recent insurance premium increases are not because of Obamacare. So it was instructive to get a mailing from U.S. Rep. Ron Kind titled "Health Care Reform in 2011--How the law will affect you this year," listing the new rights of folks who have health insurance. Insurers cannot drop coverage if you get sick. Lifetime limits on coverage are prohibited. You may be able to keep your children on your plan until age 26.
As many of you know, my brother Carl Schneider became ill in February and has been diagnosed with Alexander disease. It is a degeneration of the brain stem that has left him immobile, but he is still fully alert and receptive. He was recently moved from Ellsworth to Red Wing Health Center at 1412 W. Fourth St./Red Wing, MN 55066. Carl would love a visit from recent and past friends to help pass the days. Please pass the word. More information on Carl can be found at www.caringbridge.org (type in carlschneider).
EDITOR'S NOTE: The identity of the writer of the following letter to the editor was inadvertently omitted in last week's Herald. The letter was from Charlene (Langer) Larson, Town of Diamond Bluff, Hager City. The Herald regrets and apologizes for the omission. TO THE EDITOR: The people of River Falls and surrounding townships voted overwhelmingly for Joe Boles because they know him. They know he is a good person. They know he treats all people with respect.
TO THE EDITOR: Bush, who said "Read my lips, no new taxes," embraced the environment including ideas from project 88. He was trailing Gov. Dukakis in the presidential race. Dukakis allowed garbage dumping off the New Jersey coast and Boston Harbor was polluted. Project 88 was a step into fantasy. It addressed six environmental goals. 1) Global air pollution including greenhouse gasses and ozone depletion.
TO THE EDITOR: Small, but big. There is something about being from a small town; where they know you by name or say you're a (last name), aren't you? We know we are appreciated for all we do as volunteers in E.M.S. , our time, energy and skills. Also, the caring and giving of ourselves. But, we want to send heartfelt appreciation back to our community and surrounding areas for all their support and donations that made our Annual Fundraiser, Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction truly a great success. We commend you again, small town and rural community, for being you.
TO THE EDITOR: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now law of the land. I hope the good people of both parties don't get too carried away with what it actually does. Democrats, this is not health care reform. It's not single payer nor does it have the public option. I wish it was single payer, but it's not. Republicans, I can say the exact same thing to you. What this is is health insurance reform. It's not a government takeover.
TO THE EDITOR: When I learned about my daughter's school overcrowding, I began with research: state enrollment records, building capacities, birth statistics, spreadsheets, projections. What I found alarmed me: not only is the elementary school frighteningly overcrowded--classes in closets/hallways, lunch at 10:20 a.m., kids climbing over chairs to exit--but the middle school will join them in six years. In nine years, the high school will scramble to find lunch, gym and music space.
TO THE EDITOR: I appreciate you presenting the three candidates for the position of Pierce County Judge in your Feb. 3 edition. Hopefully, the next judge will not last 25 years like Judge Robert Wing. A reputation such as Judge Robert Wing has been very hard on a lot of the citizens of Pierce County and other counties where he looked out for his associates and ruled in favor of their corruption many times. On Feb. 18, the Pierce County Circuit Court under the direction of Judge Ramona Gonzalez of La Crosse County will decide the fate of Tally A.