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You Can Help Protect Our Water For Future Generations by Speaking Out

Dear Editor, The DNR has evolved into the Department of Exploiting our Natural Resources. It is underfunded, understaffed, and ill equipped to monitor manure from the eight thousand cows that... Full story


Green County Veterans Memorial Committee Looking for Veterans' Names for Hall of Honor

Dear Editor, The Green County Veterans Memorial Committee has worked for the last 12 years on developing a park on County N and Highway 81, at the Pleasant View Complex in Monroe, Wisconsin, to honor... Full story


Habitat for Humanity Welcomes Volunteers

Dear Editor, During the last month, people have been watching as the house at 200 1st Avenue was demolished, a hole was dug, a basement was poured, and work was started on a house being built by... Full story


Civility and Civics in Rural America

Dear Editor, Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson is revered for many reasons – including the creation of Earth Day in 1970 – but is perhaps less known as a champion of the... Full story


DNR Public Hearing on September 15

Dear Editor, On Friday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m., the DNR is conducting a public hearing pertaining to Pinnacle Dairy, which is a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) being built in... Full story


Water Must Not Be Taken for Granted

Dear Editor, Water is a resource we must stop taking for granted here in well-endowed Wisconsin. In some places of the state, like the Central Sands, lakes and rivers are shrinking as we allow... Full story


Hagen Explains Farming Methods

Dear Editor, Let’s consider some new trends in farming and what it portends for the future of agriculture in our area. To examine this question we need to compare the disadvantages and advantages... Full story


Thoemke Responds to Streiff

Dear Editor, I’m writing in response to Village Trustee Petra Streiff’s recent letter to the editor.  I agree with her on a couple of points:  (1) it is commendable when Village residents voice... Full story


Skogen Asks Citizens to Consider Replacing Supervisors

Dear Editor, Wednesday, July 26, the Green County Board of Adjustment, under Chair Ted Fahey, District 26 Supervisor and the only County Supervisor on the board, broke with local control tradition... Full story


Public Not Allowed to Speak at Hearing

Dear Editor, When is a public hearing not a public hearing?  When the Green County Board of Adjustment advertises a public hearing on the Pinnacle factory/dairy request for a variance on the... Full story


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


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