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READER OPINION—Discomfort is not discrimination
To the editor,
I’m writing with regards to the petition going around from Kim Olson advocating discrimination against transgender students.
KIELEIDOSCOPE—Teaming project shows great community support
I grew up in the small town of Lena, with a population of 569 residents.
READER OPINION—Make Kiel Board aware of thoughts on current issue
The majority of responses at the special School Board meeting on Sept. 13 regarding the transgender issue were of an emotional nature, and a lot of support was expressed for the student and family.
READER OPINION—Trump right for country’s issues
The candidates, the conventions, the campaigns, and one debate have established a clearer picture of the problems our new president will face.
READER OPINION—Clinton end of Constitution?
We could soon be a country without a constitution.
READER OPINION—Elections need common sense
Senator LeMahieu’s letter in some area newspapers about court battles over Wisconsin’s election law changes “let it slip” that suppression is a purpose of those laws.
READER OPINION—County shop report given
We are pleased to report the Calumet County Highway Facility Project is moving forward after having encountered a few unexpected delays.
READER OPINION—Follow money in politics
It is so refreshing to read the paper from my home town and see that former instructors take great care and have viewpoints to share.
READER OPINION—Time for change in Assembly
Recently two articles have appeared in area newspapers that present information about voting changes in Wisconsin and how they impact elections.
READER OPINION—Clinton presidency likened to apocalypse
In Philadelphia, July 25-29, the Democrats nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton to be their presidential candidate.
READER OPINION—Voter impressed by women on ballot
I am so excited by this year’s election!
READER OPINION—Transgender question from another viewpoint
There is an ongoing discussion that is in the forefront of the citizenry of the Kiel community as well as letters in the Tri-County newspaper reader’s opinions pertaining to the controversial issue before the Kiel School Board of making accommodations for a transgender student.
READER OPINION—Hillary is no role model for women
To women across Wisconsin,
Hillary isn’t a role model.
READER OPINION—Reader appeals to common sense in bathroom issue
Now that the Kiel School Board’s transgender bathroom decision is out in the open, there has been reaction on both sides.
READER OPINION—Transgender student deserves support
I would like to pledge my support to the transgender student at KHS.
READER OPINION—Reader calls for support, not hate
I find it very sad that there are still people in this world who really believe that a person who is transitioning from one sex to another would somehow endanger the safety and well-being of your children or any other students, as stated recently by a reader.
READER OPINION—Need to stop selling public land
As a sportswoman I am getting very concerned about the continuing efforts of the U.S. Congress to sell or transfer our federal public lands.
In the last two years there have been several bills that have been advanced and in some cases passed one house of the Congress selling off large portions of federal lands.
READER OPINION—Let student debt be refinanced
As I prepare to send my daughter off to college this fall, the cost is a concern for my family as it is for so many families.
Many graduates are now in the workforce and must repay the cost of their higher education.
READER OPINION—Comment on transgender issue
The Aug. 11 edition of the Tri-County News carried an article covering a request for accommodation of a transgender high school student submitted by the student and the student’s parents to the Kiel School Board.
The student is a female “transitioning to a male,” and the request included use of a private locker room, access to male restrooms, and inclusion on the male soccer and swim teams.
READER OPINION—Explaining recent NH outages
It has been over 135 years since the use of electricity began to have an impact on our way of life.
READER OPINION—Another great Kiel Picnic held
Once again the city of Kiel and the organizers of the Kiel Picnic and Parade can hold their heads high.
READER OPINION—Silver linings in tragic fire
Sometimes tragic events bring to the surface what are often unnoticeable traits.
READER OPINION—Are we really being Christian?
Recently the national news was flooded with reports of celebrations at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
READER OPINION—Backing Feingold this November
The 2016 political campaigns can be overwhelming.
READER OPINION—Honor Flight pays tribute to Viet Nam vets
I was privileged to be able to attend the July 29, 2016 Welcome Home for the Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight.
READER OPINION—Another perspective on Muslim issue in America
In last week’s paper of the Tri-County News in Mark Sherry’s column, “Behind the Front Page,” he re-iterated the heroic story of Capt. Humayun Khan entitled, “An American soldier’s story.”
READER OPINION—U.S. government needs reform
Today, our world faces two major problems of equal importance.
READER OPINION—Science re-thinking evolution
Science to re-think ideas about evolution, Darwin had it all wrong. Vanity of vanities; we think we know it all.
READER OPINION—Haberman gets support for DA
I have been in law enforcement in Sheboygan County for a total of 23 years with the last 11 years as a detective.
READER OPINION—Sheboygan County DA supporting Haberman
Nathan Haberman has been a leading prosecutor in the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office for seven years now.
READER OPINION—DA says his office dedicated
By now you have seen political yard signs throughout your community.
READER OPINION—Volunteers needed for picnic
Wow, how fast time flies, the Fourth of July is behind us, only a few days left in July!
READER OPINION—Slattery backed in 6th Congressional
I would like to take the time to introduce a man whom I wholeheartedly support for the upcoming 6th Congressional District Democratic primary.
READER OPINION—Law enforcement backs Haberman
As the law enforcement executives of Calumet County we urge you to get out and vote on Tuesday, Aug. 9 for Nathan Haberman who is running for the office of district attorney of Calumet County.
READER OPINION—Time for change in Wisconsin offices?
Party conventions, campaigns, an August primary, and November general election are now dominating our news. We will elect representatives who must deal with significant national, state, and local challenges. A recent Marquette poll indicates our governor has a 38 percent approval rating and a 58 percent disapproval rating. It is interesting that these ratings come after 50 statewide “listening” sessions (invitation only)!?
READER OPINION—Tusler supported for Assembly
First things first, I would like to commend Representative Ott for his years of service to the district and I hope he enjoys retirement.
READER OPINION—Harvey once commented on what makes policeman
Probably everyone who reads the editorials and readers opinion in the Tri-County newspaper is very familiar with the news commentary of the late Paul Harvey.
READER OPINION—Back Haberman for county DA
As the victim witness coordinator for Sheboygan County, I have worked with Nathan Haberman for the past almost seven years.
READER OPINION—Outagamie’s DA backing Bolz
I am honored to write this letter in support of Calumet County District Attorney Nicholas Bolz. District Attorney Bolz is a prosecutor who is dedicated to serving his community, responsive to law enforcement, a partner with victim advocacy groups and a leader who has served Calumet County residents well.
READER OPINION—When will we learn from the pictures we see?
As we are all mourning the horrific violence in our country these past weeks, these words of Eleanor Roosevelt after World War II ended have much for all Americans to ponder.
READER OPINION—Former KMB tuba player offers Invincible insights
A clarification to the “Bits and Pieces” by Vern Rolbiecki is in order.
READER OPINION—National health coverage makes sense to writer
If a person without health insurance runs up a massive hospital bill, who pays for that?
READER OPINION—SART director offers support of Bolz in election
As the Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.
READER OPINION—Concerns registered over wind turbine noise results
“Unnecessary noise, then, is the most cruel absence of care which can be inflicted either on sick or well.”
READER OPINION—Commenting on events going on in world
To all you members of my fan club who have been asking me for more updates.
READER OPINION—Couple teachers make news
As I and the rest of my high school classmates who graduated from Kiel High School in l961 approach our 55th class reunion, it is interesting that two of our former teachers make the news.
READER OPINION—Clinton Foundation dirty politics
In 1997, William J. Clinton founded the Clinton Foundation to secure funds for the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Through 2014, the Foundation had raised $2 billion from Wall Street corporations, foreign governments, political donors, and other moneyed interests. With this capital, the Foundation expanded and began its humanitarian intentions to help serve worldwide problems. In 2013, Hillary and Chelsea were added to the Foundation, and the name was changed to The Clinton Family Foundation.
READER OPINION—Another step in wrong direction
I hope that you enjoyed the Independence Day weekend, and all that the holiday celebrates in terms of our national heritage.
Undoubtedly, many Americans took the time to visit national monuments in the past couple of weeks, such as the Statue of Liberty or the Washington Monument. Millions of people flock annually to see these treasures of our storied past.
READER OPINION—Farmers urged to cast FSA vote
Farmers and ranchers,
It’s that time of year again. The Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) 2016 county committee elections begin soon.
READER OPINION—No new county sales tax in Sheboygan County
Recent Sheboygan Press headline reads: “Sales tax goes forward despite pushback.”
READER OPINION—Playground given to School Hill
I got an answer why the Meeme playground equipment was given to School Hill at the June 1 School Board meeting.
READER OPINION—Asian carp plan ‘unacceptable’
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (recently) released new protocols to rebuff the advance of the invasive fishes on the Great Lakes.
READER OPINION—Kiel man looking for photo of deer scene drawn in cement
You may have to be over 50 to answer my question.
READER OPINION—Check in advance on coverage
I write this letter to inform people of an issue I encountered when becoming a patient of the podiatrist hired through Calumet Medical Center (Affinity) in Chilton.
READER OPINION—Constitution defends religion
This writing is in support of Mark Sherry’s viewpoint article on May 12, concerning the recent complaints brought by The Freedom from Religion Foundation against a group of Christian parents providing a free bag lunch accompanied by a five minute message about Jesus taking place at a city park adjacent to Middleton High School during that school’s lunch period.
READER OPINION—Little Library gets lifted in area
This letter/message is intended for a thief, and the general public whose assistance I seek.
READER OPINION—Everyone at fault in dispute
My letter to the editor concerns Mark Sherry’s Viewpoint article on May 12, 2016 concerning the recent complaints brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation against a group of Christian parents providing a free bag lunch accompanied by a five-minute message about Jesus taking place at a city park adjacent to Middleton High School during that school’s lunch period.
READER OPINION—Local governments have rights in privacy issues
Two weeks ago, the federal Department of Education (ED) and Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance containing example policies regarding who is allowed to use changing facilities in schools that accept federal aid.
READER OPINION—Celebrate grads properly
The New Holstein Police Department is an active member of the Calumet County REACH program (Reducing Excessive Alcohol Consumption for Health).
READER OPINION—Why was Memorial Day created?
Before you go camping, fire up the grill or leave the house to fish or golf, think for a second. Why aren’t you at work today?
READER OPINION—Supporting Clinton doesn’t mesh with being Christian
To open—let me state that I believe most readers of this newspaper are God’s people, either as descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Jacob, meaning to a large extent, Europeans (according to scholars of Bible history) or as according to Jesus Christ, if you are just simply a believer.
READER OPINION—Make sure to click it or get ticket
Too many people from all walks of life are needlessly killed and injured in traffic crashes because they were not wearing safety belts.
READER OPINION—Are FdL County officials hiding turbine problems?
In the Fond du Lac Reporter, the article on April 13, 2016, our county health officer, Kim Mueller, stated, “There isn’t any conclusive evidence that the (wind) turbines cause human health problems.”
READER OPINION—Ethical behavior must be shown
The Kiel School District Board of Education has been quite an interesting read.
READER OPINION—Rebuttal on ‘no evidence turbines impact health’
Fond du Lac Public Health Officer Kim Mueller is correct that for the last three years she has been stating that there is no evidence wind turbines cause health issues.
READER OPINION—Meaning of red crepe paper poppies
If you have been out and about at local businesses you may have noticed the red crepe paper poppies attached to a container for donations and maybe wondered what these are for.
READER OPINION—Citing Nursing Home Week
It comes but once a year and National Nursing Home Week is upon us.