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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.
TO THE EDITOR: Fiscal discipline doesn't seem to be the motto for the Pierce County Board. At a time when social security recipients did not get any raise this year and will not again next year, the county board raises our property taxes over seven percent and gives 52 non-union county department heads, managers and supervisors a 2.5 percent increase. Their weak excuse for the pay increases, as reported in the paper and quoting board member Jerry Kosin, "it's only fair to give managers raises comparable to those negotiated with the union." To make things worse, Chairman Paul Barkla had to ta
Jim Phernetton, age 81, of Beldenville, Wis., died on Tuesday, May 7, at the Lutheran Home in River Falls, Wis. Jim was born the son of Russell and Clara (Zarbuck) Phernetton on Oct. 1, 1931, in Spring Valley, Wis. He grew up in Pierce County, Wis., spending most of his life near Beldenville. He graduated from Spring Valley High School. Jim served in the Air Force. He was stationed in Alaska and California. When he returned from service, Jim went to work for Bob's Litho Printing in the Twin Cities, retiring in the early 1990s. Jim loved flowers and could make anything grow.
Dawn M. Davison died April 28 after a courageous 10-year battle with breast cancer. She was born Aug. 10, 1957, in Red Wing, Minn., to Donald and Audrey Murphy. Dawn was raised in Ellsworth, Wis., graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1975. After graduating from Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wis., she moved to River Falls, Wis., and enjoyed a 36-year career at the River Falls Area Hospital and Allina Hospitals. Dawn lived a full life in a short period of time. She married Dan Davison on May 30, 1986. They have two children, Lauren and Patrick Davison.
Franklin "Ken" Dietzler, 87, River Falls, Wis., died Friday, March 29, at the River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls. Ken was born on June 11, 1925, in Shawano, Wis., the son of Frank and Ivadelle (Jacobsen) Dietzler. He was a 1943 graduate of Roberts High School and in 1944 entered the U.S. Navy, where he performed training exercises on a destroyer in later years of WWII. Upon his honorable discharge in 1946, he entered River Falls State Teachers College where he majored in physics and math. In the fall of 1946, he met Delores Hauth, a young secretary from River Falls.
Sylvia Margaret (Pfluger) Wolf, age 90, of River Falls, previously of Prescott, Wis., died Wednesday, March 20, at the Kinnic Health and Rehab Center in River Falls. She was born on Oct. 26, 1922, in Trenton Township, to Everett and Laura (Carlson) Pfluger. She married Laverne Wolf on Jan. 1, 1947. Together, they raised a family and farmed near Prescott from 1949 to 1985. Sylvia was a very active member of St. John's United Church of Christ.