New Richmond-News Staff
Will it ever end? TO THE EDITOR The headlines 20 years from now: Sept. 14, 2038, Anbar Province, Afghanistan, 3 killed in Action Gen. Louis McBane, lead general of the war in Afghanistan, decried the loss of three soldiers killed in action yesterday. McBane, however, noted progress seems to have been made towards ending the war, now in its 37th year.
Good help is hard to find TO THE EDITOR We have come into those times again. The times where if a kid don't like his job he can quit and go down the street and get another job.
City caused library director resignation TO THE EDITOR The Board of Directors of Friends of the New Richmond Library is deeply troubled by the recent resignation of Library Director Katie Marsh. Ms. Marsh was well-liked and respected by the library employees and the community, yet some members of the city government made her work environment so hostile that she felt compelled to leave only three months into her employment.
Heads in the sand TO THE EDITOR To the members of the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors,
A declaration of the art war TO THE EDITOR
An unrecorded 'summit' TO THE EDITOR As Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections proceeds, alarming revelations emerge almost daily. Hacking our voting systems is ominous, certainly, though there's no compelling evidence that direct tampering changed the outcome of the presidential election.
Clean water TO THE EDITOR Have you thought about clean water lately? Where does it come from — how and why? That has been on the minds of many in the Town of Emerald (and beyond) especially after learning of the massive manure spill at a local CAFO which was not reported for three months following its occurrence.
We can agree to disagree TO THE EDITOR Respect. Fairness. As a former classroom teacher, I have always thought these values were so important. Children learn from the adults in their lives. We are privileged to live in a republic over 200 years old. Lively debates have always been part of the mix. It troubles me today to see and hear such lively debates, from ALL sides, become PERSONAL attacks, hateful talk, bully-like tirades. We can AGREE to disagree, but with respect, fairness. The next generation is watching, listening to our example!
Nice to see good news TO THE EDITOR You are to be commended on your article Thursday, June 7, Page A11 "Star Prairie Lions announce five 2018 Shining Stars" that recognize 6-11 graders for unsolicited ACTS OF KINDNESS. So little news is about the good that people do. And the Shining Stars are to be congratulated. Let there be more education in this regard. Good job, Susan Davis and the New Richmond News. Let us hear more about the positive. Ilene Baillargeon Somerset Feeding the fish
Better described as 'global weirding' TO THE EDITOR Traditionally May is a temperate month, a more or less gentle easing into warmer weather. We enjoy the return of beloved bird species and the world turns green. Forsythia, lilac, bridal veil and honeysuckle spill their fragrances in the breeze, and we accommodate the gradual transition from extremes of winter to extremes of summer. This May the familiar patterns do not hold. Not long after mid-month, brutally hot and humid weather of the kind we associate with July moved in.