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Library Board Offers Answers to Common Questions

Dear Editor, For years, volunteers have worked on getting a new library in New Glarus that meets the needs of our growing community.  In the June 21st letter to the editor, there were questions and... Full story

 

Monticello Blood Drive Thank Yous

Dear Editor, We would like to thank everyone who came out to the Red Cross Blood Drive at the Zwingli Church in Monticello on June 23, 2017. It was a successful day, with 42 units of blood collected.... Full story

 

New Glarus Blood Drive Committee Asks You To Help Make Blood Drive Successful

Dear New Glarus area and neighbors, The August 4th Community Blood Drive is rapidly coming upon us. This drive will be hosted by Swiss UCC. The usual times, Noon to 6:00 p.m., for your convenience and... Full story

 

Streiff Clears Up Misunderstanding

Dear Editor, I would first like to thank Mr. Allen Fjelstad for coming to the special meeting of the Village Board and Veterans Memorial Committee. This meeting was called to discuss the concerns of... Full story

 

Sybers Thankful For Homecoming

Dear Editor, As the annual Monticello’s Homecoming days approach, my thoughts focus on last year and the fun it was to be in the parade.  My thank you note failed to appear in the paper last year... Full story

 

Fjelstad Asks Board to Consider Alternate Location for Ball Field

Dear Editor, I did attend the special meeting of the Village of New Glarus pertaining to the proposed softball field at Veterans Park. What did I learn? Chris Rear, who is in charge of summer recreati... Full story

 

How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Dear Editor, According to the University of Wisconsin Center for Watershed Science and Education, 20-25% of private wells in Green County are contaminated with bacteria and 40-50% with the pesticide a... Full story

 

Chalet of the Golden Fleece Grateful for Support

Dear Editor, The Friends of the Chalet of the Golden Fleece wish to thank those who supported our fundraising event at Hawk’s Mill WineHaus on June 3rd. We’d also like to thank Edelweiss Cheese...

 

Public Schools Need Your Help

Dear Editor, I care deeply about public education.  My kids both attend the public school in Dodgeville.  Just two years ago, deep cuts were made to public education, and it has hurt Wisconsin... Full story

 

Sanna Against Free Market Health Insurance

Dear Editor, Much of the defense of the Republican healthcare legislation centers around the idea that health insurance will improve if subjected to free market forces.  There are multiple problems... Full story

 

Barnabys Impressed By Young Men's Hard Work

Dear Editor, We had the opportunity to have 11 young men from the senior class come to our home and volunteer their time. They power washed, mowed,... Full story

 

Solve the Ball Field Issue to Solve the Library Building Issue

Dear Editor, First, I’d like to say I’m opposed to constructing a ball diamond next to the Veterans Memorial. It would diminish the beauty of the Veterans Memorial with a baseball fence so close... Full story

 

Thank You, New Glarus Youth Vision Committee for the Trip to Chicago!

Dear Editor, “When do we get to go to Chicago?!” This is the question that we hear the first day of every school year. The annual trip to Chicago is the highlight of fifth grade, and it is... Full story

 

Rohde Has Greater Appreciation for Law Enforcement Due to Citizen's Academy

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank the Belleville Police Department and the several other agencies who were involved the most recent Citizen’s Police Academy. Prior to this class, I already... Full story

 

ATVs in New Glarus

Dear Editor, Not very long ago, an ATV Club from the area asked the New Glarus Village Board to consider allowing ATVs in the village to park and stop at local eateries and village attractions. I... Full story

 

Library and Softball Field

Dear Editor, The greater New Glarus area is home to a very unique landscape, culture and populace. We appreciate the Driftless area of beautiful hills and valleys. However, this landscape within the V... Full story

 

New Glarus Blood Drive Success Thanks To Donors Like You

Dear Editor, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (sponsoring organization) along with the host church, New Glarus Bible Church, wish to announce an outstanding turnout for the April 14th Good... Full story

 

Sheridan Worried About Direction New Glarus School Is Headed

Dear Editor, It is with great hesitation, but a strong conviction, that I write to you today. I am a parent of four children. I feel passionately about the education of our children. I am proud of... Full story

 

New Glarus Area EMS Overwhelmed By Community Support

Dear Editor, I’m writing to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support that the New Glarus Area EMS received from the community following the recent passing of one of our long time... Full story

 

Elsner Disappointed in Green County Land and Water Conservation Committee

Dear Editor, On Thursday, April 6, I attended the Green County Land and Water Conservation Committee meeting where the members voted unanimously (although most said they really didn’t have... Full story

 

A Sad Day for Green County

Dear Editor, Thursday, April 6th, was a sad day for Green County. That morning, the Green County Board Land and Water Conservation Committee (Oscar Olson, Russ Torkelson, Kristi Leonard, Kenneth... Full story

 

Elmer Has Fond Memories of Swiss Lanes

Dear Editor, I worked at the Swiss Lanes Bowling Alley restaurant for Clayt and Betty Engen when it first opened many years ago. We served lots of hamburgers, pies and ice cream after the men were... Full story

 

Monticello Red Cross Blood Drive A Success

Dear Editor, The Red Cross Blood Drive in Monticello was held on Friday afternoon, February 24th, at the Zwingli Church. Forty-two people came to donate blood, which will be used to help other folks... Full story

 

Gift of Community Thanks

Dear Editor, On behalf of New Glarus Vision, Inc., our Gift of Community Committee, and the New Glarus Community Foundation, I would like to extend a hearty thank you to everyone who contributed to... Full story

 

Judd Urges Depression Sufferers to Reach Out

Dear Editor, The sun on my face feels warm, almost a feeling I have forgotten over the long winter. Taking a deep breath through my nose in the cool crisp air of spring invigorates my brain. Watching... Full story

 

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