Opinion

Thu
15
Sep

STANEK COLUMN: Mind your head, watch your step

Humans used to shout, “Look out below!” before dumping waste buckets into the street. Tree nuts have never learned this courtesy.

Thu
15
Sep

Nature and Society: Don't let our country burn

OK, I resent the fact that extreme groups have co opted the words "Patriot" and "Freedom!" I also resent their claim on the American flag. I consider myself a patriot and I have spent much of my adult life working to preserve all manner of freedoms for all kinds of people.

Thu
15
Sep

Letter: Running group is grateful for sponsors

The Dutch Hollow Lake Runners hosted the ninth running of the Dutch Hollow Lake Races and Lake to Lake Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 3. The weather was overcast and cool; perfect for the runners.  A fun time was had by all.

Royal Bank Volunteers brought out wonderful race day refreshments.

Thu
15
Sep

Letter: Republicans have changed for the worse

We have people running for office, who call themselves Republicans but are actually Trumpublicans. The Republican Party still identifies itself with Donald Trump, the criminal who stole government documents and refused to return them.

Thu
15
Sep

Letter: Marklein responds to reader question

A constituent recently sent you a letter to the editor related to Opioid Settlement funds, which was printed on 9/1/22. She said that I “blocked” these funds. This is not true, and is misleading and incorrect.

Thu
15
Sep

Letter: Barnes understands current issues

Mandela Barnes is a breath of fresh air in a world of special interest politics.

Thu
15
Sep

Clergy Corner: Your life matters

Your life matters. Your life has purpose. Without purpose, life is boring and meaningless. Having a life filled with purpose is not just for the super-successful and highly important. God doesn’t just look after famous people who have accomplished great feats or individuals who have been placed in high positions of leadership.

Thu
15
Sep

KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Can you afford to drink and drive?


Kyle Borkenhagen (Submitted photo)

You have heard the campaign slogans in television commercials and read them so many times on billboards that the words have become cliché. “Drive sober or get pulled over!” “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” “Over the limit. Under arrest.”

Thu
08
Sep

STANEK COLUMN: Higher education and an old fence

Let’s say you have a fence. Maybe you use it to keep the dogs in your yard or it’s for cows on pasture. Now imagine it keeps developing a hole and your animals are always escaping. What would you do?

Thu
08
Sep

Your Right to Know: Outsiders can’t block records access


Christa Westerberg. (Submitted photo)

Wisconsin’s open records law is most often used by requesters seeking to obtain records from a government agency. But occasionally it works in reverse, allowing someone to block the release of records to a requester. 

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