New Richmond-News Staff
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.
Great news for the Lyme disease community! TO THE EDITOR The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year $800,000 grant to explore predictive analytic techniques using data collected by the MyLymeData patient registry. Researchers at the University of California ( UCLA ) and Claremont McKenna college will collaborate with LymeDisease.Org on their "big data project."
It's the job TO THE EDITOR Many, many years ago when I was in grade school, our school only had bus capacity to take half the students home on the first trip. So, the students that remained at school had to mop the floors and rearrange the desks while we waited for the school bus to return. It was our job. Later on in life when I worked at Armour Meat Packing I worked alongside a Jewish guy that escaped from a concentration camp in Germany in WW2. We both did our job slicing up the hogs. Religion and politics didn't matter, It was our job.
I would like to commend Taylor Berman for the amazing job he has done to beautify downtown New Richmond. The bench and planter murals he has so skillfully painted are inspiring and gorgeous to behold. They make me smile. Thank you Taylor, for sharing your talents and art with all of New Richmond. Maggie Wojan New Richmond NRPD says thank you TO THE EDITOR
In a letter to the New Richmond News on Aug. 24, Robert Aufderhar writes that he feels obligated to "express some reality into the hatred and ignorance expressed against Confederate soldiers....who served their country...." He continues by saying that "the Civil War was started because some of the states did not want to become part of the Union." Finally he claims that "Initially, the war had nothing to do with perpetuating slavery." Mr. Aufderhar is misinformed.
I don't have a problem with the display of Confederate flags and statues of Confederate generals...as long as they aren't displayed on public lands. Fly your Confederate flags on your private flag pole and put your statues on private land.
There have been excellent articles recently in our local newspapers about industrial dairies and their effect on our rural landscape.
Bond reform TO THE EDITOR Earlier this month, a drunk driver killed a Good Samaritan helping another motorist on the side of the road. That drunk driver had four prior drunk driving convictions. That drunk driver was free on signature bond, as he was facing his fifth drunk driving offense. Currently, the law in Wisconsin only allows judges to consider the issue of likelihood of returning to court when deciding a bond amount. Public safety plays no part in the amount set under the law.
Our Wisconsin Revolution TO THE EDITOR It's no exaggeration to say that our political system is severely broken. Popular opinion of Congress hovers just above single digits, yet reelection rates top 90 percent. Chronic problems handicap any effort to achieve meaningful reform. Lobbyists and wealthy financial donors claim more representation in the halls of Congress than "We The People" do. Our government has ditched the best interests of the people for corporate and elitist demands, much to our detriment. This is, of course, nothing new.