Opinion

Wed
19
Jan

STANEK COLUMN: Cancer doesn’t just affect humans

It’s a lot quieter in the Stanek household this week.

My talker of a guinea pig, Ernie, died Monday from cancer. He was quite the beggar, and his squeals for treats or attention were so loud you could sometimes hear them through the front door (my apologies to the neighbors).

Wed
19
Jan

GUEST COLUMN: MLK was right about education

In 1947, an article titled, The Purpose of Education, appeared in the Morehouse College campus newspaper.

Wed
19
Jan

Nature and Society: Would MLK be proud of us?

Today we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Or do we? If he were to come back to visit us this week, would he see that America has made changes? I'm afraid he would. He would see changes, but they are not the kinds of changes he called upon us to make.

Wed
19
Jan

Clergy Corner: God’s Encouraging Word … when I am lonely

Have you ever gone on a trip overseas? Many who have thought they could learn enough of the language to get by in little or no time at all. It usually doesn’t take long to figure out that the ability in the language isn’t enough to cut it. Often it’s very difficult to find anyone who speaks English.

Wed
19
Jan

Newspaper poll shows mixed concerns over Omicron

A Polco survey of Wisconsin newspaper readers shows differing opinions about the latest COVID-19 variant.

Wed
19
Jan

Letter: These are not your parents’ Republicans

Most of us are keen to vote for the first time upon coming of age, and many begin by voting as our parents do. Unfortunately, sometimes the party we support does not remain as it once was. Such is the case with the U.S. Republican Party.

Thu
13
Jan

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW: How to obtain public records: A primer


Steven Potter. (Submitted photo)

Every time an elected official sends an email, it becomes a public record. When an employee at a government agency makes a purchase, that transaction is the public’s business. Whenever a permit or license is issued by a government authority, this is information you should be able to obtain.

Thu
13
Jan

Letter: Thanks for providing comfort to kids with cancer

Keely Bauer, independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, held Keely's Books & More Annual Cuddle Bear Book & Plush Drive in September in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Thu
13
Jan

Letter: An epistle to Reedsburg superintendent, school board, public

This is excerpted due to space constraints of a recent letter sent to Reedsburg School District: Mr. Roger Rindo (Superintendent) and Reedsburg School Board Members:

Thu
13
Jan

STANEK COLUMN: Shivering is humbling experience

You can find an amazing video online that shows the size of Earth compared to the sun, other planets and additional heavenly bodies. It’s incredible how small it is when placed next to others, and even more sobering when you consider how tiny we are as human beings.

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