Opinion

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03
Mar

Letter: We need changes on school board

Looking back at this school year, I wonder how it could have been different. As a former educator, including at Reedsburg Area High School, having a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, I understand the rigors of education, curriculum, and the challenge of communication.

Wed
03
Mar

Letter: Marklein has helped businesses amid pandemic

State Senator Howard Marklein is the co-chair of Wisconsin’s budget committee. Before he was elected to the legislature, he spent his professional career as a certified public accountant. I am glad that we have a CPA watching over the state’s checkbook.

Wed
03
Mar

Letter: Gratitude expressed for help following fire

On behalf of our families, we would like to send our sincerest gratitude and thanks to the Reedsburg Area Fire Department, as well as the other area responding fire departments that assisted with our house fire on February 10th.

Wed
03
Mar

Letter: Why weren’t aliens tested for COVID?

The Washington Times reported March 1 that the Department of Homeland Security released hundreds of illegal aliens caught at our southern border into Texas without any quarantine or COVID tests.

Why isn't deliberately exposing our citizens to possible infection being considered an impeachable offense?

Wed
03
Mar

Stanek column: Why Senate Bill 55 is bad for open government

Right now, local governments are required to publish what happens during their meetings, but what happens if that goes away?

Wed
03
Mar

Nature and Society: Getting older leads to more midnight worries

The insecurities of old age are creating a disturbing landscape for me in the midnight hours. I awaken suddenly with what feels like a rush of adrenaline. And then the parade begins: Did I mail in the insurance payment? I forgot to write to our niece on her birthday! Where did I put our health care powers of attorney?

Wed
03
Mar

Clergy Corner: Can God help me find more happiness in my life?

“What do we mean by happiness?” Many adults think that money will make them happy; there’s never enough. Others might think that drugs and alcohol make them happy; the “high” soon wears off.

Finding happiness in the things and people of this world is an exercise in frustration.

Fri
26
Feb

Poll shows support for face coverings

Newspaper readers overwhelmingly backed face masks in a recent poll.

The poll was posted Feb. 1 through 17 on Wisconsin Newspaper Association member websites.

Of the nearly 1,000 verified respondents, 81 percent said they believed masks should be required in public, while 19 percent said it should be a personal choice.

Fri
26
Feb

Stanek column: Even non-sports fans should be happy this week

It’s been a running joke among family, friends and co-workers that Heather Stanek does not know sports.

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