Opinion

Thu
23
May

YRTK: Rights clash in records dispute


Matthew DeFour. (Submitted photo)

 

Thu
23
May

Nature and Society: Time for trees

The trees are all planted, thank goodness!  Remind me next year not to order five bundles of 25 trees each! The earth is greener now, thanks to the kindness of friends, who showed up and dug holes like a bunch of ambitious badgers. They planted the oaks and the maples and the river birch and the Juneberry.

Thu
23
May

GUEST COLUMN: Supporting kids’ mental health is within our grasp


Jill Underly. (Submitted photo)

When people ask me what a major barrier is facing individual Wisconsin students today, I don’t have to think hard to come up with an answer: Support for their mental health.

Thu
23
May

Letter: Do your homework

Too many citizens do not know how to use a computer and to do fact checking. Trump has a rotten record on the economy. Trump’s low Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was only beaten by Herbert Hoover.

Trump’s Covid economy was a nightmare of unemployment and death. Remember?

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.

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