Opinion

Thu
16
May

STANEK COLUMN: Use it or lose it

A small business in Baraboo is closing, in part to road construction and another to consumer trends.

I won’t divulge the name since I don’t think the owner realized she was talking to a newspaper woman. I will say, though, that it’s yet another sad loss for our region.

Thu
16
May

Nature and Society: Mother's Day origins

I never knew the origins of Mothers' Day: I assumed it was a commercially developed holiday, a chance to sell candy and flowers. Nevertheless, I've always enjoyed celebrating it because I think mothers make a noble and essential contribution to society.

Thu
16
May

Letter: Reasons to vote for Biden

I write a lot of letters to the Independent and I’m sure there are people who wish that I didn’t. I usually write letters whenever some right-winger has his or her letter published in the Independent.

Thu
16
May

Letter: Question County Board on Health Care Center

How can a private firm profit by taking over a nursing home? After all, you can’t get rich running a nursing home…or maybe you can.

Thu
16
May

Letter: No longer the Republican Party

At his May 1 campaign rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center, former president Donald Trump repeated his election lies.  He asserted:

Thu
16
May

Letter: Editions had insightful commentaries

A few thoughts about recent commentary in this newspaper:

Kudos to La Verne Siverling (April 25) for acknowledging that the America-hating Democratic Party is not the answer to reversing this country’s decline.

Thu
09
May

Letter: Many made VetFest a success

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Reedsburg Area Medical Center Foundation had the honor of hosting the 14 th annual VetFest.

Thu
09
May

Letter: Ask why migrants are really coming here

Increasing numbers of Pro-Palestinian protestors have appeared on our campuses in recent months.  Perhaps the southern sieve (border) might play a part? Recent NBC broadcasts talk of Chinese invaders are coming through South America and into the U.S.

Thu
09
May

Nature and Society: Kind people all around

There are kind people in Reedsburg;

And kind people in Spring Green;

There are kind people in Baraboo

And kind people in between.

Thu
09
May

STANEK COLUMN: Protests and pocketbooks

Drawn-out protests at colleges are kind of like expensive spring break vacations: I often wonder how so many students can afford them.

The headlines have overflowed with stories from across the country about protestor camps, as well as campus efforts to negotiate with them or break them up.

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