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A HAND IN HEALTH—Traveling doesn’t have to be unhealthy experience
While traveling to a warm island for a spring vacation, I was delayed in reaching the destination for seven hours in Atlanta.
EDITORIAL—Kudos to family for backing project
A thank you is certainly in order to the Reese family of New Holstein for their support shown last week for the scoreboard project at New Holstein High School.
EDITORIAL—Government’s job: To save or spend?
At many local government meetings, items on the agenda will involve spending money.
KIELEIDOSCOPE—Take part in School Board vote on Tuesday, April 4
On April 4 Kiel Area School District residents will have the opportunity and the responsibility to vote for the four candidates that they feel will be best for the School Board.
A HAND IN HEALTH—Inactivity leads to vicious cycle of weight gain
“Get outside.” If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@nwgdc), you’ve seen that phrase on pretty much every photo I have ever posted.
EDITORIAL—A difficult decision
Now that Kiel’s Lulloff family has made its decision official on the fate of the longtime hardware store in the community, there is only one thing left to say—thank you.
EDITORIAL—State should look to audit itself first
A northern Wisconsin legislator said he and many of his colleagues “screwed up” during the last legislative session, and small business owners are paying for what he perceives was a mistake.
EDITORIAL—Giving some rope, not tying a noose
It is an American’s right to say what is on their mind, including and perhaps especially when it comes to the people who govern them.
EDITORIAL—Don’t put wolves in charge of coop
Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing because they might just be trying to pull the wool over someone’s eyes.
A HAND IN HEALTH—On the lookout for kinks in biomedical chain
A biomechanical chain—sometimes called the “kinematic chain” or “kinetic chain”—is a simple idea about a complex system.
PONDER THIS—Many worked to try to save horse’s life
We all have stories that touch our hearts and make us marvel at the strength and courage exhibited by those involved. A recent story I wrote for our Verve magazine was just such a story.
KIELEIDOSCOPE—Plenty to be optimistic about in Kiel schools
This is the time of the year when I get tired of the gray skies and cold weather and I have to give myself a little “pep-talk” after months of waking up in the dark.
EDITORIAL—More facts could calm hysteria
Continuing hysteria over virtually everything President Donald Trump does is getting a little tiring.
EDITORIAL—Big increases in education budget?
Whether at the local or state level, the amount which taxpayers are asked to fund public schools is always a hot-button topic.
EDITORIAL—Get out and enjoy winter this week
The worst of Wisconsin winter happens in the months of December, January and February—not that November and March and a few other months don’t have their share of snow and cold.
A HAND IN HEALTH—50k winter run one of most rewarding
In past years, I have found that I struggle with the winters here in Wisconsin.
EDITORIAL—Wisconsin Works seeks to fill jobs
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the past week announced a welfare reform package which might be better described as a plan to help fill the many open jobs throughout the state.
KIELEIDOSCOPE—2 community groups seek improved facilities
There is much enthusiasm among two parent/community groups who are seeking to provide the Kiel Area School District students with upgraded facilities.
EDITORIAL—State of state good
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered his latest State of the State address last week and, frankly, it is hard to say the overall state of the state is anything but good.
EDITORIAL—Time to start acting like a president
It is a week away from Inauguration Day and time for President-elect Donald Trump to start acting like a president and less like a gradeschooler.
EDITORIAL—Support Chamber, Ditter at dinner
Next Thursday, Jan. 12 is the annual dinner of the New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce, and it would be great to see a big turnout of local business people for a couple reasons.
EDITORIAL—Trust shaken in lottery complaint
If states and often multiple states are going to conduct lotteries as a way to help fund government, there needs to be an assumption that those games are going to be conducted on the up and up.
Here’s wishing a very merry Christmas to everyone in the Tri-County News area and beyond!
EDITORIAL—As expected, it was a waste of time
It would be too easy to say “we told you so” regarding the vote recount for president in Wisconsin and what a colossal waste of time, money, and resources it was, so it will not be said.
Are today’s young students of history reminded of the meaning of Dec. 7 as much as previous generations were?
THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER—Everyone has opinions, armpits
For more than 120 years, this newspaper has prided itself in being a community institution devoted to building success in our communities.
ASSEMBLY REPORT—Hemp has many uses; state should produce it
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “hemp?” Marijuana?
THE MAYOR'S UPDATE—Kiel’s budget helps keep taxes low
The City of Kiel budget for 2017 was approved by the City Council with no major changes anticipated for 2017. The budget for the city calls for an increase in spending of 1.6% to $2.86 million for city services. City taxpayers saw an increase in the tax levy of 1.55% from $1.13 million to $1.15 million with the tax rate set at $5.21 per $1000 of an assessed property value.
EDITORIAL—Thanksgiving and a divided country
Thanksgiving is now in the rear-view mirror, but a holiday message from President Tom Fitton of the organization Judicial Watch made a few points worth passing along.
EDITORIAL—Check out local holiday events
Several local Christmastime events are planned in the area in the coming week, and area residents are encouraged to support them.
EDITORIAL—Plenty for which to be thankful
No reminder is needed that this Thursday is Thanksgiving, but sometimes Americans need the reminder to pause for a moment on that day to reflect on all the things for which they can be thankful.
EDITORIAL—What’s wrong with this picture?
If a person is upset with something to the point of being willing to stage a protest but is not willing to be part of the solution then they are really nothing more than a complainer.
RUTH'S REFLECTIONS—According to some, 53 the cut-off age for jeans
Recently publicized results of a survey reported that respondents agreed adults should stop wearing jeans at age 53.
EDITORIAL—Donor could make auditorium happen
The opportunity exists for a major area donor to put their name on a new performing arts center for Kiel High School.
PONDER THIS—Lead shot continues to cause issues with birds
We are fortunate to live near open water where eagles, hawks, and other incredible wild birds frequently visit.
EDITORIAL—A safe Halloween
Sometimes people—including the media—like to get worked up over nothing.
EDITORIAL—A sneaky softening
Remember a number of weeks ago when former president Bill Clinton made a seemingly off-the-cuff remark that Obamacare is a “crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have healthcare?”
EDITORIAL—‘Down ballot’ races more important?
A letter to the editor in this week’s Tri-County News alludes to a point which cannot be stressed enough: No matter how frustrated voters might be with the presidential race, there is still very important work to be done at the polls on Nov. 8.
RUTH'S REFLECTIONS—Creating bucket list may be first on her bucket list
I recently read an article about an elderly (102 years old) Missouri resident named Edie Simms, who had an unusual item on her bucket list.
ASSEMBLY REPORT—Appointing non-activist judges necessary in U.S.
“As a firefighter, I am sick and tired of cleaning up fatal accidents on STH 23.” “I’m a 23-year-old single guy, why am I forced to purchase an absurdly expensive insurance plan that covers pregnancy?” “Why is Voter ID still in the courts?”
EDITORIAL—How about some rules in debates?
It is probably too late to do anything to improve the current presidential debate format as only one remains, but here is a thought for the future—how about having some rules attached to these debates?
PONDER THIS—Distracted driving serious problem
In a rush the other day, I was multi tasking as so many people do, by applying mascara and reading a few stories in the local newspaper while replying to a text message, when a vehicle I was passing on the roadway honked at me.
EDITORIAL—Recognizing board of ed members
Among the number of special recognitions going on in early October—including Fire Prevention Week and National Newspaper Week—is Wisconsin School Board Appreciation Week Oct. 2-8.
RUTH'S REFLECTIONS—Try not to overdose on pumpkin spice this fall
We’re officially into the fall season now.
PONDER THIS—Sharing talents in times of need
All of us are good at something and it is nice when we can share our talents with others.
EDITORIAL—Have fun, sensible Homecoming
This week is Homecoming Week at Chilton and Kiel high schools, and next week it is New Holstein’s turn.
WISDOM FROM WILLOWDALE—Urinary incontinence problems can be helped
Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine.
MADISON REPORT—Law would help parents save back-to-school bucks
September has arrived and school is back in session.
EDITORIAL—Is ‘Obamacare’ consumer fraud?
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is in a close battle for re-election right now so he probably did not mind that he recently made a few headlines by declaring “Obamacare” to be consumer fraud.
PONDER THIS—Enjoying newest role
This week I became a grandma.
RUTH'S REFLECTIONS—Local attractions can be easy to overlook
Why is it that we seem to go to local attractions only when out of town visitors are on hand?
EDITORIAL—Teamwork great concept for cities
Sports fans from Kiel and New Holstein have witnessed a lot of great competition over the years.
PONDER THIS—TNR a great program
Along with cows, pigs, chickens, and other assorted farm animals that reside on area farms, hobby farms, and country residences, there are normally barn cats.
EDITORIAL—Crossing the line from information to agenda
Once upon a time in this nation, people looked to respected news networks as a means of finding the news.
READER OPINION—Former history teacher sees dangerous parallels
Almost without fail every class of my sophomore students I taught world history to at Kiel High School would be dumb founded as they tried to understand how the people of Germany in the 1930’s could elect and support a man like Adolf Hitler.
PONDER THIS—Great people make for great stories
I must admit to being something of an information sponge. I love to learn and delve into unique stories and situations.
EDITORIAL—‘Obamacare’ needs to be on agenda
Whomever is elected the next president of the U.S. should and almost surely will have government-sponsored health insurance near the top of their agenda.
ASSEMBLY REPORT—Elections have consequences
“I hate politics.” “I don’t like politicians.” “I don’t follow elections.” “What I think doesn’t matter.” Do these words sound familiar? I hear them all too often and it saddens me.
KIELEIDOSCOPE—Preparing to begin another school year
In only two short weeks the Kiel Area School District will begin the 2016-2017 school year.
MADISON REPORT—Reducing state’s skills gap
In April, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent, a mark that remains below the national level of 5.0 percent.
A HAND IN HEALTH—Take ounce of prevention to keep elderly from falls
Falling is never good at any age, but is a particularly hazardous event for the elderly, who are not able to reduce the impact of a fall as well as those of younger ages.