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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Help Protect Green County Dairy Families

Dear Editor, Tuls Pinnacle Dairy recently placed a full-page ad in the Monroe Times, praising the environmental practices of large-scale dairy operations in Wisconsin. The ad assumes the public...

 

Erb Thanks Community of Monticello

To the Monticello Community and the Heart of Green County, thank you! Thank you for the opportunity to serve this community over the last 41+ years. It’s just been over a month since I officially...

 

Love is the Basic Nice Four-Letter Word

Dear Editor, No one today has to be a genius to figure out that America and the rest of the world is in a lot of trouble.  And it may get worse before it gets better. But be assured, it won’t all b...

 

Five Years of Increased Postal Revenues

Dear Editor, The improved economy of the last five years has resulted in a resurgent Postal Service. The US Postal Service relies entirely on the sale of postage, products and service and receives no...

 

Lost Dog in Monticello Has People Working to Safely Catch Him

Dear Editor, Residents in Monticello may have recently become aware of a lost black dog that has been wandering around the village since around Christmas time. You may have asked yourself, “Why is...

 

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