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New Year actions for a new Congress
Now that we’re already into the New Year, I thought it incumbent of me to suggest a few critical actions that our newly elected republican Congress should take at the outset before they begin passing more stellar legislation with their backstabbing “friends across the aisle” to help the American people even more than they already have during the past session.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

'America is not what it once was'

We have become a nation of progress for profit. We hide the truth through false advertising. We lose the truth because of including or not including the right words. Our definition of progress prioritizes profit but not the common good. 


Thursday, January 22, 2015

On Congress and 'Republican liars'
The U.S. economy is improving, no thanks to the Republican’s scorched-earth policy of the last six years that has been trying to thwart the president and Democrats at every step of the way.
(1 comments)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Labels, labels, labels
Martina Navratilova, one of the world’s most famous tennis champions, said, “Labels are for filing, labels are for clothing, labels are not for people.” I disagree.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Government Accountability Board needed now more than ever

Launched in January 2008, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) was formed by a virtually unanimous, bipartisan vote in the legislature. GAB was crafted in response to the caucus scandal which sent legislators from both political parties to jail for campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Year's celebration was superb

Thank you to the town of Woodruff and the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the Red Hot Fun New Year Celebration. 


Monday, January 19, 2015

Loving the editorials - mostly

Three cheers for Charles Boyd!

I’d call his article fair and balanced, but that has been used.


Monday, January 19, 2015

HSUS is behind anti-hunting efforts

Most of us do not understand what the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) really is.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Vilas County Treasurer reminds taxpayers of tax date
I would like to remind the taxpayers of Vilas County that the due date for paying the first installment of their 2014 property tax is due to the local municipality treasurer by Jan. 31, 2015.
Monday, January 19, 2015

Walters earned her 'Purple Heart'
Congratulations, Tammy. You have earned your Purple Heart Combat Award in dealing with the Oneida County Board of Supervisors in their efforts to terminate your employment.
Monday, January 12, 2015

Not happy with lack of cooperation

Like every fall, snowmobile club volunteers were out this fall brushing trails, building new ones, and putting up signs for safety.


(2 comments)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Net neutrality and first amendment rights
President Obama suddenly has a “plan” for “net neutrality.” The concept of “net neutrality” has been around for several years.
Monday, January 12, 2015

'The jury is out'

To the Editor:

“Would state management endanger wolves?”


(10 comments)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Writer urges support for Tammy Walters

To the Editor:

I would like to comment on Oneida County’s decision to possibly fire the Veterans Service Officer. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

Northwoods Model Railroad Clubs says thanks

To the Editor:

The Northwoods Model Railroad Club would like to thank The Old Depot Shop Tenants for the use of the space and parking for our Christmas Train Show.


Friday, January 9, 2015

Writer supports Tammy Walters
So let me get this straight ... Tammy Walters is being fired for using poor judgment in several situations, and being loud in public and using profanity. The first charge may be cause for discipline or a letter in her file, but not termination. 
Monday, January 5, 2015

Writer urges support for Tammy Walters
I would like to comment on Oneida County’s decision to possibly fire the Veterans service officer.
Monday, January 5, 2015

Writer ponders government decisions against a 'backdrop of dispair'

Did all you D.C. Congressionals have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday as you enjoyed the best food and drink available? Assuredly all at your clan’s gathering live in cozy housing, are covered by health insurance and can afford dental care.


(1 comments)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Writer responds on Detroit column

Charles Boyd’s recent article (Dec. 30) is full of so many sweeping unsubstantiated generalizations that it is hard to know where to begin. As the title is about Detroit, it makes sense to tackle that issue.


(17 comments)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Adopt a pet, don't buy

Adopt don’t shop for a pet, save lives by adopting, not buying a pet. 

 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Put America first
Wouldn’t it be amazing if our elected officials put “America First?” instead of spending trillions of dollars on foreign aid and subsidizing endless wars, why not significantly downsize government and redirect our resources to develop new technologies, entrepreneurial enterprises and industries in the private sector that will support a boom of high technology jobs on U.S. soil? 
(2 comments)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Depredation in Burnette County

Looks like a lot of sportsmen’s money going to pay off animals killed by wolves. I see Burnette County has paid out claims for wolf depredation on livestock.  


Friday, December 26, 2014

Oneida County taxpayers: Don't forget your tax bill
Oneida County taxpayers should have received their 2014 tax bills. If you did not receive your tax bill, you should contact the county or your local Treasurer.
Friday, December 26, 2014

On DNR mismanagement

DNR Mismanagement: let me count the ways.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa Claus or coincidence? What do you believe?

I’m on the north side of 60 years old and I believe in Santa Claus, coincidences not so much. Don’t roll your eyes yet, read this first. This is a true story. 

 

Monday, December 22, 2014

'Tis the season to be appreciative
On behalf of LUHS DECA members, we want to say thank you to a wonderful community for its assistance in helping us become emerging business leaders.
Monday, December 22, 2014

Manitowish Waters Lioness thanks all for Pie Auction fundraiser
On Friday night Nov. 21, 2014, the Manitowish Waters Lioness presented the 2nd Annual Pie Auction at The Rustic Roadhaus in Manitowish Waters.
Monday, December 22, 2014

Writer questions Feinstein report

How proud Senator Diane Feinstein must be this morning after releasing a controversial report to the benefit of our enemies and detriment of our citizens, and those in the military and agencies whose job it is to protect us with their lives when necessary. 


Thursday, December 18, 2014

'Thanks' to the PrimeTimers

Our family wishes to compliment and thank the St. Germain PrimeTimers Club for the wonderful holiday display they have created at the corner of Highways 70 and 155 in the town park. 


(1 comments)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On government funding
The media has focused too much on the negative parts of the recent government funding bill but there are positive things as well.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

'This doesn't make sense'

Polls have shown for the last few years that 60-70 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed. 


(2 comments)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Writer not sure if there are answers for Plum Lake town board

Tuesday night, Dec. 9, 2014, I was present at the Plum Lake town board meeting. At that meeting, I was witness to several troubling events that have left me with a deep concern about what has been boiling just below the surface here in the town government of Plum Lake.  In this letter, I will highlight just a few of the events that occurred that evening.  

 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In response to post-election articles

Richard Moore’s articles two days after the election deserve response.


(4 comments)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

'The spirit of Christmas is in your heart'

Americans spend approximately $600,000,000,000 in Christmas gifts. Have retailers misguided and misrepresented the meaning of this holiday? What could a portion of this money mean to the needy and less fortunate? 


(3 comments)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Oneida County 'Robocops'
I read in The Lakeland Times that Oneida County taxpayers will now be on the hook for a $275,000 armored vehicle to replace an already-difficult-to-justify 13,000-mile armored vehicle with zero performance issues.
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Writer 'disgusted about what's happening in our country'

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting so disgusted about what’s happening in our country. It is no longer the United States of America. The country that was founded based on Christian faith.


(6 comments)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Winchester landowner weighs in on Vilas ATVs

I bought a place up in Winchester in 1998 for the peace and quiet in the beautiful Northwoods. Therefore I’ve been reading with much interest about keeping ATVs out of Vilas County.


(2 comments)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Letters to the Editor policy clarified

In response to a recent Letter to the Editor by Kirk Bangstad, published Nov. 21, questioning The Lakeland Times’ letters policy, the newspaper would like to remind readers of said policy.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Respect could end the madness
Police officers have a thankless job. On a daily basis, they put their lives on the line facing the public, not knowing if the individual they just said “Hello” to is a regular citizen or a psychopathic serial killer.
(9 comments)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Writer comments on recent articles
After reading Mr. Moore’s recent opinion pieces – “Are corporations people?” and “The real reason Walker won…” – I’m struck with the question are these just examples of Mr. Moore’s usual conglomeration of convoluted claptrap or are they instances of parody and satire.
(2 comments)

Monday, December 1, 2014


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