Opinion

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Letter: Things are getting worse, not better

Harken to hear oh unacknowledged mass of so called ignorant people far and wide. Naebig, Hotzman. Pocan, Baldwin, and the Democrats are here to save us from all our troubles.  History, facts, and truth are just a misrepresentation of a computer fantasy world where every national problem is non-existent.  Just ask them.  Immigration?

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Apr

Letter: Facts vs. opinions

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”– John Adams

That said, let’s check some of Dan Holzman’s “facts” in his March 28 letter to the editor:

Holzman: Biden is “vibrant.”

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25
Apr

GUEST COMMENTARY: Former editor asks Sauk County Health Care secrecy

Why is Sauk County keeping secret the name of the potential buyer for the Sauk County Health Care Center? On March 28, coming out of closed session, county board chairman Tim McCumber announced that a motion passed during the session to negotiate with just one of the three qualified buyers the county would consider.

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25
Apr

GUEST COLUMN: Question your health insurance company

The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) has been a vocal advocate for the fair treatment of rural communities since our founding in 1979, when the five rural hospital founders of RWHC and myself led the charge to defeat a federally funded plan to close or consolidate most rural hospitals in southern Wisconsin.

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25
Apr

GUEST COLUMN: Combating opioid addiction


Howard Marklein. (Submitted photo)

Opioid drug abuse continues to be a massive problem in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. The WI Department of Health Services (DHS), in collaboration with communities all around the state, has planned a Drug Take Back Day for April 27, 2024 to continue combating opioid addiction.

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25
Apr

GUEST COLUMN: Voices of democracy in times of change


Dean R. Dietrich. (Submitted photo)

Voices of Democracy is the American Bar Association’s theme for Law Day (May 1).

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25
Apr

STANEK COLUMN: Give young readers some credit

Reedsburg Area High School’s Drama Club had another knockout performance this past weekend.

The award-winning group presented “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with a twist: It was set in the 1920s. As you can imagine, the costumes and makeup were flashy and fun.

The language itself, however, was still pure Shakespeare.

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25
Apr

Clergy Corner: Strength

What is the strongest building in your neighborhood? I’m guessing you’ve even thought about it. If you live in a trailer home in tornado alley or near an ocean where hurricanes can strike you’ve probably considered that question many times.

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25
Apr

Nature and Society: Lasting legacy of Earth Day

Thank you, Senator Gaylord Nelson, for being one of the organizers of Earth Day back in 1970. Earth Day was born, in part, in response to several climate disasters: the Cuyahoga river fire, a serious oil spill and Rachel Carson's alarming book, "Silent Spring." There was a new awareness of the damage we were doing to the planet.

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25
Apr

Letter: Are Democrats really destroying the country?

The April 10th Independent included letters by a couple of right-wingers who want everyone to believe that Joe Biden and the Democrats are destroying the country. For example, the national debt has risen since Biden took office! This isn’t surprising, since the national debt has risen every year since 1929, according to Investopedia.com.

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