New Richmond-News Staff
Love Baskets needed a shake up TO THE EDITOR Love Baskets must have needed to shake it up a little―just as we were getting comfortable. Our organization (comprised of local community representatives, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Toys) gifts toys, etc. to families needing help in New Richmond and Somerset. Just as the implementation of the program was functioning quite smoothly, we experienced multiple challenges.
Jesus is the reason for the season TO THE EDITOR
Trashing an election TO THE EDITOR Before dawn on the funeral day of George H. W. Bush — who left a hand-written letter for his successor, supporting civil transfer of power — the Republican majority in the Wisconsin Legislature commemorated the day by passing hurried bills limiting powers of newly-elected Gov. Evers and A.G Kaul. Also, they made it difficult or impossible for some citizens to enroll in
Unsubstantiated smears TO THE EDITOR Making a personal attack against some group of people in hopes of germinating audience bias has the label, "poisoning the well." Shaney Johnson of New Richmond took that route in a recent letter to the New Richmond News. Like Phil Klay once said, "Clearly, stoking rage and contempt in the public square can work."
Victim of road rage attack thanks law enforcement TO THE EDITOR Editor's note: It's not normally our policy to publish letters to the editor anonymously. We made an exception in this case, to protect the identity of a victim who wished to express thanks as part of her healing process. Please see the story on page A1. In the early morning hours of Nov. 21 I was a victim of a random act of violence. I am okay, and I will be okay. But I want everyone who lives in this community to know what an amazing law enforcement team we have.
When it's time to spell america with a capital 'A' TO THE EDITOR I am american. I was born and raised here in america. Within me is a strong need to be able to respect and honor my country once again.
County Board budget TO THE EDITOR As a candidate for St. Croix County Supervisor last spring, I promised to focus on controlling county budget increases, taxes and borrowing. I now serve as a member of the County Board representing the towns of Somerset and St. Joseph and I am glad to report that we made a little progress on all three fronts last week.
World Kindness Day Nov. 13, 2018 TO THE EDITOR Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day, also known as International Kindness Day. If ever there was a time we needed kindness in our world, it is now. The special day was established in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement with representatives of many nations signing on in support. It is not a political movement. The purpose of establishing an International Kindness Day was "to create a kinder world by inspiring individuals and nations towards greater kindness" ( www.nationalday.com/world-kindness-day )
Somerset fire TO THE EDITOR I saw the article in the New Richmond News about the house fire in Somerset Oct. 20. I would like to clarify that I and another neighbor saved two dogs. The chain of events was: I called 911; I was coming home when I saw the flames. I had to wait till I pulled into the driveway to give the address to the 911 dispatcher because the house numbers are not in sequence on our street.
Marijuana ain't hay TO THE EDITOR In view of Canada's unbelievable sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, I think that we ought to pause for station identification and look at some reality. I remember the days when smoking tobacco was classified by my medical association and the general public as harmless. This was done for economic and not scientific reasons.