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  • Trump’s immigration plan is short on detail

    August 26th, 2015
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    • Eleven million is nearly double the entire population of the great state of Wisconsin.
    • Eleven million is only a shade less than the population of Cook County, Ill.
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    Teacher shortage may be pending

    August 19th, 2015
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    With the opening of another school year fast approaching, we might all ask ourselves, “What happens if we have a school and no teachers show up?”

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    State parks’ future is threatened

    August 12th, 2015
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     The email account is never a lonely place at a newspaper: We see a daily barrage of self-serving testimonials from one politician or another.

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    USPS should be restored to 1945 version

    August 5th, 2015
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    Once upon a time, way long time ago, a postal inspector would appear at my door.

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    Pittsburgh man took Elroy-Sparta bike trek in 1892

    July 29th, 2015
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    Wilton was just 2 years old when Albert Lenz made his historic ride through the town in 1892. You might want to give a thought to dear old Albert this weekend when Wilton celebrates its 125thyear.

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  • Wilton deserves a happy quasquicentennial

    July 22nd, 2015
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    Quasquicentennial. Now that is a mouthful. I am embarrassed to report that was a word unfamiliar to me.

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    Valley could be glimpse of small towns’ fate

    July 16th, 2015
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    When I mentioned to someone that I was going to pick up a copy of the 1965 Valley Centennial book, the response was, “Hmm, it must be a brochure.”

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    Conservatives, liberals can agree on importance of open-records law

    July 8th, 2015
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    Wouldn’t you know it? The County Line takes a week off, and the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee gets into major mischief.

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    Wisconsin lawmakers accept donations from white supremacists

    June 24th, 2015
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    Email, it appears, has the potential to make fools out of us all, even governors.

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    Politicians demonstrate hypocrisy on Elroy-Sparta State Trail

    June 17th, 2015
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    Acting as chair of publicity for the Vernon County Dairy Breakfast was a unique experience.

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