Opinion

Wed
12
May

Your Right to Know: Officials use digital dodges to hide records


David Armiak. (Submitted photo)

In March, the Washington Post reported that University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank sought to move a conversation around the COVID-19 pandemic and students returning to campus in the fall to a private portal used by presidents and chancellors of the 14 Big Ten universities.

Wed
12
May

Stanek column: Police, fire, EMS personnel do more than we realize

 

Imagine a police officer or firefighter and certain images come to mind. You may see red and blue flashing lights or hear the shriek of sirens. Perhaps you pictured a firefighter in gear holding a hose. Maybe you picture a man or woman in uniform. How about an ambulance?

Wed
12
May

Nature and Society: Gardening often requires TLC

As I grow old, I muse on some of my first loves. Once upon a time, they were so thrilling, so full of promise. But some of them went on to disappoint me, particularly the iris. Oh, I loved iris! The deep colors, the amazing structure of those standards and falls and beards!

Wed
12
May

Letter: Marklein should accept Evers’ initiatives

In his latest E-update of April 30, State Sen. Howard Marklein bemoans at length what he describes as Gov. Evers’ failure to “reach out to the legislature to discuss his ideas” for the new budget, leaving legislators to “craft the state budget in a vacuum.”    

Wed
12
May

Letter: Kiwanis Club is grateful for assistance

The Reedsburg Kiwanis would like to thank the many people and businesses who helped make our April 26 pancake breakfast a success. Because of their support and the many diners who came, Kiwanis was able to donate $600 to the Reedsburg Boys and Girls Club and $600 toward the Beaver Springs splash pad.

Wed
12
May

Clergy Corner: Our God is…faithful

The headline read: “Faithful guard dog unfaithful.” The story provided the details. A store owner was robbed. The wily thief tested the guard dog’s faithfulness with a juicy steak, and the dog failed the test.

Thu
06
May

Stanek column: Admiring the unsung acts of motherhood

It would be an understatement to say women undergo massive life changes when they have children. Talk to any mother who’s had them or raised them and she’ll tell you as much.

Wed
05
May

Nature and Society: Don't destroy your own lawn

We can save ourselves a lot of work and do a lot of good at the same time. That's a win-win, for sure. We have all been led astray by our love of lawns. We spend more on lawn chemicals than we do on agricultural chemicals. And those chemicals do much more than just giving us a perfect lawn.

Wed
05
May

Letter: Call “white” people what they are, but don’t call them “pink”

White people have now attained a metamorphosis, according to Art Naebig. White people are pink, according to him. It must be either a delusion or result of eating a bad can of sardines because every government form I have ever signed has determined me to be either white or Caucasian.  There is a lot of confusion and confused people these days.

Wed
05
May

Letter: U.S. can’t sustain uncontrolled immigration

Terry Hansen's April 22 letter, "Biden's plan addresses climate issues," completely ignores the central question: How do we "reduce our carbon footprint" when our irresponsible immigration policy continues to add so many feet? Until 1990, this nation's annual legal immigration level was about 250,000 people.

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