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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, February 8, 2019 7:30 AM
I write this letter today to address some concerns I have with information that could be construed as “misleading” or information that is missing from an article in the Tuesday, Jan. 29 issue of The Lakeland Times, pertaining to the updated SPS 330 rule that governs firefighter safety in the State of Wisconsin.
  • I’d like to know how the shirt shop on the southwest corner of Oneida and Chicago streets got approval to add a third story steeple to the building
  • The second installment of the 2018 Oneida and Vilas County property tax bills is due by July 31, 2019. Due to limited parking and long waiting lines, mailing tax payments is recommended for both counties.  
  • July is National Independent Retailer Month. 

    The impact of independent retailers is far more than offering quality grocery, bakery, meat, produce, priced right.
  • My name is Brett, and I am a skateboarder from Culver City, California. I am writing to you to gain publicity and support to help out the local skateboarders in this town to receive a new updated skatepark. It is dangerous to skate in the condition that it is in now. 
  • The Democrats want to give out reparations to African-Americans because of this slave thing five or six generations ago. Now the LGBT group has been added in because more recently they have been treated bad because of their beliefs. Another group to get reparations. 
  • A funny thing happened a few days ago going through WalMart. I noticed a couple of the Mueller Report. As being an all too serious political junky, I said “what the hell,” and bought a copy.
  • In this discussion it would really help if you would take the time to look up the facts.

    Who had slaves? It is documented that white people had slaves and a surprising number of some black people had slaves. And if you look at history some Native Americans had slaves. Back in the day politicians had slaves, but it looks like more were Democrats. More than not the southern states had more slaves.
  • Remember when the Democrats wanted to “eliminate” the Electoral College from the Constitution? That was because, they say, Hillary (Clinton) lost the election, but won the popular vote. And she is still whining about that, whenever some group is willing to pay her outrageous speaking fee. The Democrats no longer talk about eliminating the Electoral College; now they have a new and more sinister approach to effectively doing that, and this plan would destroy the American political system.
  • In the rejection of Gov. Evers’ proposal to raise the gas tax, the Republican dominated committee chose instead to pass all the costs on to the citizens of Wisconsin by increasing fees for registrations and titles, taking tax dollars from the general fund and borrowing.
  • As Oneida County seeks ways to raise revenue to fund pay increases for staff (and presumably other purposes), mark me down as favoring responsible tax increases.
  • Editor’s note: The following letters are written by seventh grade students at Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School. The students recently completed their spring Passion Projects, where they were asked to research a local, state, national or world issue they were interested in and passionate about, and one of their requirements was to write a formal letter to raise awareness or initiate change on the topic they had chosen.
  • The haunting call of the common loon is one of the best loved sounds of the lakes of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Of the five species of loons, the common loon is the one we have nest here. Loons return early from wintering areas along the coastal U.S., as soon as the ice is out on traditionally used lakes. Loons can live 20 years, and it was always thought that a pair mated for life, however if one of the pair does not return or is displaced by another loon, life goes on. Loons can breed and nest on the same lake, for many years. However, competition for a good nesting site can be intense, and even deadly, so change does occur.
  • Just thought we’d like to share with you our wonderful experience.
  • You know, I’m writing this on Memorial Day and it really makes me sick to my stomach to listen to our draft-dodging President talk about honor, duty and service to our country when he never had the balls to serve our country in any capacity except to take advantage of it to enrich himself financially!
  • I would like to take this opportunity to publically thank Vilas County Sheriff’s Department who was instrumental in returning my lost dog.
  • On Aug. 20, 2018, a 15-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, skipped school. She felt compelled to make a difference about the issue that would determine her future: the climate crisis. The adults sure weren’t doing enough. So she sat alone outside the Swedish Parliament with a sign saying “School Strike for Climate.”
  • Here comes Cheryl Tertinger yet again with her speculative, fear-mongering diatribe about disastrous global warming, e.g.: “… expected influx of thousands of south Floridians who will be moving north as rising sea levels inundate southern Florida and its fresh water supplies are destroyed by saltwater intrusion.” “Coal burning plants aren’t as efficient and are more expensive to run” (as solar arrays and wind turbines). “While the introduction of the Green New Deal has placed the need to address climate change in the public discourse …” (The Times, May 12, 2019)

    I looked at the trailer to the “Paris to Pittsburgh” video that Ms. Tertinger referenced in her letter to the editor. It’s the same Chicken Little unsubstantiated nonsense as in Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” with all their erratic, false predictions of catastrophes. 
  • Although I’m a year round resident, last week was the first time that I had the pleasure of taking my older dog and puppy to the local dog park which they enjoyed immensely.
  • I was happy to see that the author of letter to the editor titled “Accept the Atheist” didn’t ramble on like he usually does about his intolerance for President Trump while he longs for the days of the malaise of Jimmy Carter, and the daze of Barack Obama. With the 2020 campaign already beginning I would think there would be more important things to look for in a candidate than choosing between those who believe they were created in the image of a heavenly deity and those who believe they have baboons in their family tree.
  • I was gifted with wonderful son who was born with Down Syndrome. He has passed hunter’s safety with me, but has made a choice not to use firearms. 
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