Opinion

Thu
18
Jul

STANEK COLUMN: Why go through it?

Fair season is one of my favorite times of the year, and we have an amazing one here in Sauk County.

Thu
18
Jul

Nature and Society: Continue fight for Sauk County Health Care Center

The future of the Sauk County Health Care Center remains a mystery. That mystery is in the hands of the Sauk County Board, which has the power to preserve the Center as a public facility or to sell it off to a private owner or to a large consortium of not-for-profit nursing homes.

Thu
18
Jul

Letter: Protection? Hardly

The U.S. House July 10 passed the SAVE Act (Safeguard American Voting Eligibility) that requires proof of citizenship in order to vote in federal elections; 195 democracy-saving, illegal-alien loving, Democrats voted against the bill.

Thu
18
Jul

Letter: Now is not time to sell Health Care Center

They must think we’re stupid!

I have been following just how much money Sauk County would receive from selling the Sauk county nursing home.

Thu
18
Jul

Letter: Health Care Center is not that costly

The Board has said that our county nursing home is too expensive for the taxpayers of Sauk County.

But the property tax burden is very low. Of the $34 million from our property taxes for 2023, only $101,133 was spent on our county nursing home. That is less than one percent.

Thu
11
Jul

Nature and Society: Why won't board listen to voters on Sauk County Health Care Center?

Where can I find the words that will move the hearts of those whose minds are so solidly decided? How can we reach the people who represent us on the County Board? What pleas could possible persuade them not to sell the Sauk County Health Care Center?

Thu
11
Jul

STANEK COLUMN: Bugged by heavy rain

Just keep telling yourself, “Someone always has it worse than you. Someone always has it worse than you.”

It’s the best some of us can do as we watch water levels rise and sump pumps work overtime. The lucky ones, like me, are keeping a close watch on their basements to check for storm water backup.

Thu
11
Jul

Letter: Of drop boxes and fraud

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes can again be used in our state.

Congressman Tom Tiffany (R-WI) responded that this decision is "effectively legalizing anonymous ballot box stuffing" and "opens the door to potentially fraudulent activities."

Thu
11
Jul

Letter: Paying your fair way

About a year ago, I got a flier in the mail about a Patriotic Millionaires informational meeting.

Thu
11
Jul

Letter: Make sure you know your freedoms

On independence day all Americans should reread the Declaration of Independence to better understand that we're all created equal with equal rights and that government power comes from our consent in voting. But this year we must read on about the “.. the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the States.” by the King of England.

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