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April 22, 2018


Response to Bant letter
To the Editor:

I wish I had the confidence in Wisconsin's mining laws that Joyce Bant does when she states " If there is mining in Oneida County or anywhere in northern Wisconsin our lakes cannot be depleted. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, April 20, 2018

'Enough is finally enough'
To the Editor:

Since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., thousands of young students have taken to social media, marched in protest in cities all around the country, and appeared on television to push for changes on how the U.S. deals with gun violence. (Subscriber Access)
(1 comments)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Trump and Stormy
To the Editor:

You know, why doesn't our illustrious president just admit that he pulled a boner by having a relationship with Stormy Daniels? (Subscriber Access)

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 'costly issue' of well water contamination
To the Editor:

I read the article in the Lakeland Times (dated April 17, 2018) regarding Mr. Steve Pletta (owner of Hoggie Doggies Restaurant in Woodruff) and his concern of well water contamination from road salt application. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, April 20, 2018

'A simple request'
To the Editor:

Since 1970 Americans of all political persuasions, faiths and backgrounds have undertaken personal action to help the environment for Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22. (Subscriber Access)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Books
To the Editor:

We would like to remind property taxpayers to talk with their assessor or attend their Town/City Open Book meeting to review the assessment roll if they question the assessed value of their property.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dr. Zhivago - Love story or war story
To the Editor:

Better yet, a history lesson, that everyone forgot.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Letter to DNR
To the Editor:

Dear (Department of Natural Resources) Secretary (Daniel) Meyer,

I'd like to supplement my March 21 letter to you, and to formally ask for a contested case hearing in the decision to issue a bridge permit, Number IP-NO-2017-64-04529. The permit does not adequately address Wisconsin Statute 30.123(8)(c)3.
(1 comments)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Election integrity
To the Editor:

To: Chair Mark Thomsen and administrator Meagan Wolfe

Wisconsin Elections Commission

Friday, April 13, 2018

Reader responds to Curtis letter
To the Editor:

I'd like to comment on the Doug Curtis letter in the April 6 Lakeland Times "What Gov Walker doesn't mention."
(1 comments)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thank you
To the Editor:

Thank you for the wonderful people who came to donate the gift of life at the Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Mercer Lioness Club, held on Tuesday.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Stop mining forever in the town of Lynne
To the Editor:

The issue - A mineral deposit exists in the town of Lynne in western Oneida County.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Congrats from CETG
To the Editor:

Congratulations to the students, judges, and all who made the recent National History Day event at Lakeland Union High School a success!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'Debate about mining'
To the Editor:

In a recent "Meet the Candidates" section of The Lakeland Times the comments of Jeff Vollmer, candidate for county supervisor, were included.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I'm a tree hugger
To the Editor:

"What are you going to do when all the trees are all gone?" This is a question I have been asked many times in my life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

'Protect your family'
To the Editor:

In light of the tragedy in Tulum, Mexico when a family of four from Iowa were found dead in their vacation rental property due to a toxic gas leak, I believe it is important to discuss the safety measures for licensed owner's of rental properties, which are required by Wisconsin law.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Parade of fools
To the Editor:

The response by media and student activists to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School murders reveals a dangerous political pathology and a universe of educational malfeasance.
(9 comments)

Friday, April 6, 2018

What Gov. Walker doesn't mention
To the Editor:

The events at Lincoln Hills School are a prime example of the results of Walkers policies. That is why he seldom mentions it. The institution was running smoothly. Walker passed ACT 10 and Right To Work For Less.

Friday, April 6, 2018

'Our lakes will suffer'
To the Editor:

We love our lakes. They are central to our quality of life and critical to our tourist economy. And they are increasingly being threatened.
(3 comments)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Thank you
To the Editor:

The Community Food Pantry in Boulder Junction would like to thank Trig's for their "Fill the Truck" promotion.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Time for the Otis Campbell Policy at Vilas County Jail?
To the Editor:

So, a week or two after writing my letter about Vilas County jailers turning away wanted murder suspect James Lussier - ​who was helpfully trying to turn himself in - because the crime took place in Iron County and the​ jailers "lacked an adequate description," I read the latest headline:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

'Climate hysteria'
To the Editor:

A response to all the CO2 climate hysteria.
(4 comments)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Support for Vollmer
To the Editor:

I am writing to urge voters in District 19 of Oneida County to vote for Jeffrey Vollmer as their county superintendent.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Taking a stand
To the Editor:

As long time residents of Oneida County we urge every voter in the upcoming county board elections on April 3 to insist that our board members protect our lakes, rivers and wetlands, well water and water table, as well as our water-based tourist economy.

Friday, March 30, 2018

'Three strikes and you are out'
To the Editor:

As a past Woodruff town clerk, I endorse Mike Doud and Ray Christenson for Woodruff Town Board supervisors, who will be on the ballot on April 3.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Vollmer's 'commitment'
To the Editor:

My name is Lisa Zunker and I am a town of Lynne board member, and the outgoing supervisor for Oneida County's 19th District.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The blue wave
To the Editor:

The Democrat media are already popping champagne corks to celebrate a great blue wave victory in the upcoming fall mid-term elections.
(1 comments)

Friday, March 30, 2018

Vote on April 3
To the Editor:

On March 20, the League of Women Voters did our community a great service by hosting a forum for candidates for Oneida County Board.

Friday, March 30, 2018

'Proud Outloud' of Mercer School
To the Editor:

There is a group in Mercer that would like you to think there are a lot of problems with the Mercer School District.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Support for Almekinder
To the Editor:

Since retiring in 2000, my wife Sharon and I have returned to the Northwoods and built our retirement home west of Minocqua.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dear Mercer taxpayers
To the Editor:

Dear editor and Mercer taxpayers,

I wanted to reach out to all of you who supported me with your vote two years ago and continue to do so.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Flim flam rating
To the Editor:

The so called main stream media is constantly being assailed for putting out "fake news" especially when this news (otherwise known as facts) contradict the spurious "talking points" put out by those currently in power.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Support for ATVs in Boulder Junction
To the Editor:

We agree the town of Boulder Junction is a wonderful place to live, but Boulder Junction's survival depends largely on the tourism economy.

Friday, March 23, 2018

No policy is the worst policy
To the Editor:

No policy is the worst policy when it comes to climate issues. I recently read a paper by Dr. Emily Northrop, professor of economics, Southwestern University, that documents "that policy inaction and ongoing climate change entail tremendous costs."
(2 comments)

Friday, March 23, 2018

What do Northwoods tourists want?
To the Editor:

Surely almost everyone in Vilas County believes our business economy rises and falls on tourist dollars. For several decades Vilas ranked 13th in Wisconsin in tourism dollars. During this time Vilas offered no ATV/UTV trails or routes.
(1 comments)

Friday, March 23, 2018

Support for Dallet
To the Editor:

On April 3, voters will choose a new Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice to serve a 10-year term on our highest court. Consider this information regarding the candidates, who vary in experience and qualifications.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Innocent lives
To the Editor:

To our legislators, representatives, senators, President Trump, and to all people who care:

It is time we look with new eyes, ears, and brave hearts at the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which gives us the "right to bear arms."
(1 comments)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Is it possible?
To the Editor:

But, what "if" North Korea just wants a Peace Treaty for the Korean War? Is it possible that it might be that simple? You are right, I doubt it too. Usually I respond to "If" like this, "If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his a-- when jumps."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Guns in the classroom
To the Editor:

Our children are frightened, practicing "active shooter" drills and have every right to be so as they live in a world where their school might become the target of some deranged person who wants to end their life by shooting innocent children.

Friday, March 16, 2018

To the Editor:

Dear Mr. Iger,

What a powerful corporate position you have achieved leading one of America's largest corporations. The companies under your control can have major influence regarding the public's views of worldwide news and entertainment.

Friday, March 16, 2018


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