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I wanted to share that I was disappointed with the election results that left Kay Zwald off the St. Croix Central School Board. Kay has served on the SCC Board of Education for over 20 years. During those years, we have built a new high school that is now 18 years old, we started a middle school focused on the needs of adolescents; we have recently enhanced education with great new facilities including a state of the art auditorium; we built a team of outstanding educators and most importantly we have raised the bar on our expectations of ourselves as educators and of our students.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week — Expand the Circle: Reach all victims TO THE EDITOR The St. Croix County District Attorney's Office, Victim/Witness Assistance Program is observing National Crime Victims' Right Week, April 8—14, 2018. This week is designated to recognize crime victims and bring awareness to victims' rights and acknowledge those who assist victims of crime.
Budget calculating TO THE EDITOR So when I hear that the St. Croix County budget has increased 34 percent-plus since 2014, what's that mean? I came up with a higher figure. Read on and I'll tell you how I calculated at the bottom. So 34 percent is a figure that seems mostly ubiquitous; 34 percent of what? 34 cents on the dollar?
Vote no on stealth attempt to eliminate State Treasurer TO THE EDITOR I'm writing to alert readers to a statewide referendum item on the ballot when we go to the polls on April 3. This referendum has gotten too little coverage in state media. It's urgent that voters understand what's at stake.
Time for sensible solutions TO THE EDITOR I'm writing this letter to the moderate, reasonable majority. I'm done trying to speak to the unreasonable extremes. I teach my students that the truth is almost always in between the extremes, and that the middle is a difficult place to walk. America is reaching a point where we must find that middle in the gun debate. I believe there is such a middle ground, and most of us are already there. We just need to stop being scared to agree with one another, like it's a sign of weakness.
The Feb. 15 editorial TO THE EDITOR Your editorial ("A free press, not a free-for-all," Feb. 15) was well done and most welcome. It would have been more responsible, however, if you acknowledged that there is as much rage and unreason on the left in our country as there is on the right.
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.