New Richmond-News Staff
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.
More businesses need to hire those with disabilities TO THE EDITOR To the community of New Richmond.
Swept under the rug Last week, the paper reported on a Hudson man accused of possessing hardcore preteen pornography. His name is John Nerbonne. You can follow his case on CCAP at https://wcca.wicourts.gov . You can also follow the case of a man named Joseph Brabeck.
Bob Swanda, community friend TO THE EDITOR I was saddened to learn of Bob Swanda's passing. I'll remember him best by paraphrasing the Boyce and Hart lyrics from the age when we were schoolmates, neighbors and buddies: "A friend will never leave you, If you're wrong or if you're right; Now I(don't) wonder What he's doing tonight."
You thought wrong TO THE EDITOR After "13 Reasons Why" was first published in 2007 by Jay Asher, its content was spread like wildfire. Teens across the country couldn't stop talking about Hannah Baker, Clay, Justin, and the other unforgettable characters.
Preventing dog bites TO THE EDITOR In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this "National Dog Bite Prevention Year." Pet owners' efforts are critical when you consider the number of Postal Service employees attacked by dogs last year reached 6,755 — more than 200 higher than the year before.
Thank you Jerry! TO THE EDITOR As the 2017 slow pitch softball season gets underway at Hatfield Park, the New Richmond Softball Association will be without the services of Jerry Frey for the first time since 1983. Due to health concerns, Jerry has decided after 34 years to step away from the sport that he helped bring to New Richmond and has so passionately supported.
Appreciation from BBBS TO THE EDITOR Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Croix Valley would like to extend a huge measure of appreciation to the New Richmond community and Gibby's Lanes for its support of their Bowl for Kids' Sake event. With full lanes of bowling teams, generous sponsors and tables of prizes, we were able to conduct a fun-filled event for participants. Raising $10,906 will enable us to provide life-changing services to families in the New Richmond area.