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September 19, 2017


Hold your ground
To the Editor:

We are again faced with Tiffany attempting to dig up the state for profit and greed. Remember that our biggest assignment is to protect the earth not exploit it. When do we learn to draw the line?

Friday, September 15, 2017

Reader responds to Moss Lake issue
To the Editor:

I read with considerable interest the problems the people on Moss Lake are having. I can pretty much assure the people on the lake that they will receive lip service and not much else.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Tri-County executive director responds to recent coverage
To the Editor:

My name is Shellie Holmes; I am the executive director of Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Friday, September 15, 2017

'Thank you, Boulder Junction'
To the Editor:

Thank you, Boulder Junction, for attending last night's (Tuesday) special meeting of the electors​ where the binding decision to split the clerk/treasurer's position and make it part-time was on the agenda​. ​

Friday, September 15, 2017

'The DNR has satisfied their goal'
To the Editor:

On Aug. 31, 2017, the DNR hosted an open house at Arbor Vitae to present their 2017 NHAL Master Plan proposal to the public. It was encompassing and included ATV, bike, campground, etc., changes.

Friday, September 15, 2017

What the heck is sulfide mining ...and why is Tiffany's new mining law bad for northern Wisconsin?
To the Editor:

A few weeks ago I shared a letter that I had sent to Senator Tiffany pleading for him to not introduce his proposed legislation repealing the 20-year-old moratorium on industrial (sulfide) acid mining.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

LdF chairman responds to letter
To the Editor:

Regarding the recent letter to the editor by Jane M. Allen with her concerns over the leakage of the sewage treatment lagoons. The town of Lac du Flambeau does not own nor do we operate the water and sewer systems or have control of the operation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Thank you
To the Editor:

We, the youth and adults of the Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew #564, would like to thank all of you who donated to our past aluminum can drives, scrap aluminum and copper collections and our vehicle, marine and lawn equipment battery collections.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'Do their part'
To the Editor:

I was reading in The Lakeland Times about the town board and the discussion about buoys.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

'What do you say?'
To the Editor:

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are unspeakable tragedies. They also provide an ideal chance for our country to discover a fundamental truth: When government takes an action, sooner or later we have to pay for it through our taxes.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lobby Senate for an Increase in NIH Funding for Alzheimer's Research
To the Editor:

According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, including 110,000 here in Wisconsin.

Friday, September 8, 2017

'Sitting out'
To the Editor:

Another day in the USA ... you sit down and relax, wanting at lease for a few hours, to put aside the insanity of what is happening in America and watch the NFL or NBA. And then, there it is ... the national anthem is played and some players "sit out," in a disgusting and shameful display of anti-Americanism.
(1 comments)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Food for Thought
To the Editor:

I recently enjoyed going to my class reunion for the first time and being able to surround myself with those that I shared a large portion of my life. It was comforting to be amongst them once again.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Just a minute
To the Editor:

Let's think about this new mining bill for a minute before we embrace it, and let's look at recent mining bill law changes. Senator Tiffany had the mining company write the last mining bill he jammed through, and that was going to create a pile of jobs in Northern Wisconsin.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Kudos to Wildwood Wildlife Park
To the Editor:

Although I have lived in the Northwoods for 28 years and love wildlife and animals, this past week was my first trip to the Wildwood Wildlife Park west of town on Highway 70.

Friday, September 8, 2017

'The once remarkably clean waters of Moss Lake'
To the Editor:

The dense pine forests and pristine, calm waters of northern Wisconsin brought my family to Vilas County in 1962. I learned to water ski along the shores of Fence Lake at a wonderful American plan resort, then owned by Bill and Muriel May.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Our community pantry
To the Editor:

Ruby's Pantry has refused our request to come back to Eagle River. As we told our communities, April Kugler and myself, Genie Ramage-Gruhn, are not giving up on the idea of bringing back our pantry.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

'Silence is acceptance!'
To the Editor:

Silence is acceptance! So it is time for all of us, including myself, to shout it from the rooftops that there will be zero tolerance towards any person who espouses or supports the propagation of racism, bigotry and dehumanizing attitudes towards anyone, and any peoples' groups no matter what their race, religion, sexual orientation, or origin of birth in this country.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Voice (silence) of the Northwoods
To the Editor:

I have not observed any acknowledgement of the events in Charlottesville, Va., by Wisconsin's "Newspaper of the Year."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Foxconn
To the Editor:

I find it highly ironic that some of the folks complaining about the incentive deal for Foxconn, cite the long time it will take to break even, while at the same time attaching to their objection something else they'd prefer we spend the money on; items with often few financial breakeven possibilities.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

An unadulterated attack
To the Editor:

In this missive I wish to inform the readers that the letter to the editor, "The Times Makes a Gross Blunder" has absolutely no relationship to the quality of The Lakeland Times or their proofreaders as the author insinuated.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Reader's choice: experience or Jonny Google
Mr. Kocovsky, Do you know what a corpse looks like after laying in the desert for several weeks or months?
(3 comments)

Friday, September 1, 2017

'What a surprise'
To the Editor:

What a nice surprise! I'm back in the Northwoods for a couple of weeks. I find that something I did 8 or 9 years ago was being discussed by John Kocovsky and Mr. Van Hoozen.
(1 comments)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Raft building 101
To the Editor:

I never thought the author of (the letter) "Where do you get your information" was very worldly, and he's certainly not the brightest bulb in the building, but I'm beginning to think someone needs to check the loose nut on his keyboard operator. I say this because whenever he promotes left-wing talking points he either cannot bring himself to tell the truth, or is blinded by the facts.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Plum Lake District
To the Editor:

We write to correct inaccurate and untrue statements about the proposed Plum Lake District made in a recent letter to the editor ("Adoption of a Plum Lake District will disenfranchise the majority of taxpayers") opposing formation of a lake district to address the threat of aquatic invasive species in Plum Lake.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tootsie Roll Drive - A Community Success
To the Editor:

Once again this year, out community residents, along with our summer guests, helped us to achieve our goal with our annual Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive to help those with intellectual disabilities, thanks to their overwhelming generosity. We are very blessed to have so many understanding people in our Lakeland area.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Times Makes a Gross Blunder
To the Editor:

The Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin had an article August 18, with the headline "Where's the Benjamins?"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Foxconn in an alternate universe
To the Editor:

The impending Foxconn deal makes me nervous. Politicians say it's for my own good, so I'm doubly nervous. What could reassure me?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Where do you get your information?
To the Editor:

Why is it that some people, if challenged about their loose use of facts, take immediate offense and instead of putting forth proof of their assertions resort to name calling?

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thank-you Mr. Kelley
To the Editor:

First of all, "Thank-you," Mr. Kelley, for your service to Our Country in the Marine Corp.

Friday, August 25, 2017

An Open Letter to President Trump
To the Editor:



Dear Mr. President,



A real President transcends party politics and limitations. A fake President reduces himself to the lowest level.

Friday, August 25, 2017

I'm vouching for Gary Meinert
To the Editor:

As a rule, I do not suffer fools gladly. Most often, they know not what they say and, generally, they are uninformed/misinformed and disingenuous. In this case I am making an exception by responding.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The third mob
To the Editor:

For days following the Charlottesville violence, a hysterical media screamed Donald Trump is a bigot, a racist and a Nazi sympathizer.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hartzheim, hold the line!
To the Editor:

The arrogance of Mr. Hanson of Wisconsin Valley Improvement is astounding. He is suing the town of Minocqua over repairs already done and to be done to HIS dam.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Kudos to The Times
To the Editor:

During the summer months area musicians perform concerts every Thursday evening at Torpy Park in Minocqua. We are always looking at ways to get the word out to the general public about who, what, where, and when these concerts are happening.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Our Capitalist way of life is working against us
To the Editor:

When it started the idea was to improve and enhance the everyday life of Americans. Innovation was combined with quality made products to make life easier.
(1 comments)

Friday, August 18, 2017

'For the greater good'
To the Editor:

Why does Marshfield clinic so desperately want to build a second hospital only minutes from an already existing one, to be a fifth hospital in an area that already has four hospitals within 30 to 90 min distance of each other?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Adoption of a Plum Lake District will disenfranchise the majority of taxpayers
To the Editor:

I was recently told by a Plum Lake Town Board member that the formation of a Plum Lake District would be "the most democratic and fair form of government" to all of the property owners involved. He also advised me to "just let the district happen," and that the majority can always vote it out at the first annual meeting.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

'Insane decision'
To the Editor:

This overdue letter was prompted by the insane decision made recently by a panel of judges in Washington D.C. to keep the gray wolf protected in northern Wisconsin. These judges, who have obviously been corrupted by money from the Humane Society of the U.S., PETA, and Friends of Animals, etc., probably wouldn't know the difference between a parakeet and a pair of shoes.
(1 comments)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kocovsky's Garden of Evil
To the Editor:

The author of the letter to the editor titled "Response to Meinert" has hit a new low for tasteless comments regarding Gary Meinert's work along the Arizona border where he observes, photographs, and reports his findings to the border patrol.
(4 comments)

Friday, August 11, 2017


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