New Richmond-News Staff
Highlighting Stafsholt's successes TO THE EDITOR I work with your Rep. Rob Stafsholt in the state Assembly, where I serve as Majority Leader. I work with members to get their bills through the committee process and onto the Assembly floor for a full vote. I wanted to share some of the successes from the 29th Assembly District, where first-term Rep. Stafsholt is proving to be an effective voice for western Wisconsin.
Limiting influence of big money in government TO THE EDITOR Wisconsin's District 10 Senate race is a national phenomenon. Patty Schachtner won despite being outspent by her opponent's big money donations." Wisconsin United to Amend believes the win by a candidate with less big money is empowering at a time when we are all worn down by the mess in government and politics. The overall pattern of influence in United States election points to a tiny percent of Americans
Article should have been front page TO THE EDITOR It is incorrigible that the only viable local newspaper New Richmond News, dated Jan. 11, 2018, would put a Special Election to be held Jan. 16 back on Page A7! Then, very noticeable, the April elections were on the front page!! Are your editors-and-owners trying to hide something, like perhaps Gov. Walker's political power machine going forward? Ilene Baillargeon Somerset
Creating smiles in our residents' eyes always! TO THE EDITOR As we have turned the calendar to the New Year, we have to reflect on the many individuals and groups that have brightened our days at The Deerfield. Once again, our special community provided music, gifts, fellowship and holiday cheer for our residents around the holidays.
The innate goodness in people TO THE EDITOR
Consider the St. Croix Health Center TO THE EDITOR The Fund to Benefit the St. Croix Health and Rehabilitation Center is a group committed to making life at the St. Croix Health Center as much like home as possible. Thanks to the support of St. Croix County residents in two separate referenda, we have a beautiful new facility that now includes assisted living, a memory care unit, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation center.
Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 6 seconds in America. That number includes more than 1,200 residents of St. Croix County who are living with dementia and that number does not include those yet to be diagnosed. Along with that are the thousands more who are living with, working with and caring for those with the disease.
Adam Jarchow for Senator TO THE EDITOR I was disappointed to hear that our State Sen. Shelia Harsdorf was resigning her seat to become the DATCP secretary. She has served our district well for quite some time and deserves our thanks. However, I am encouraged to hear that Adam Jarchow was throwing his hat in the ring to replace her. I believe Adam would do a great job as our next state senator.
I went with a friend to court this week and what I heard was unbelievable. Today was the third hearing about the same abuse case. How is this happening? A child is being sent to the abuser's house without outside protection. I do not understand how this still keeps happening. Instead of protecting the abused it seems as if the abuser is protected. We need to educate our court officials on domestic abuse. Mary York Menomonie
We are writing to express our appreciation to RiverTown Multimedia for working with Healthier Together — Pierce County and St. Croix County to raise awareness about the key health issues in our communities. RiverTown Multimedia publishes four newspapers that span a two-county area and have a long history of running stories about health issues in the community. This past year, RiverTown reached out to Healthier Together — Pierce County and St. Croix County with a wonderful idea for a series of advertisements and stories to spark a community conversation about the three health priorities identified in the recent 2017 — 2019 Community Needs Assessment: Alcohol Abuse, Mental Health, and Overweight/Obesity. The campaign kicked off in March 2017 with a "Let's Talk" full page ad at no cost and in a location that could not be missed, appearing on the outside back page of the news section of each of the four area RiverTown papers. Following the initial advertisement, a "Let's Talk" advertisement appeared in the RiverTown papers for each of the health priority topics at approximately two-week intervals. The plans for the entire series of in-depth stories spanned through Fall 2017 and was created in collaboration with Healthier Together Coalition Action Teams. The series not only showed repeated coverage of the role of prevention, but it clearly demonstrated a deep desire to understand the issues and create a greater awareness in the community.