Opinion Figures recently released showed some astounding numbers when it comes to local tourism. According to the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 2012 traveler spending in St. Croix County increased 8.87 percent to $81 million!
Opinion Additionally, this policy allows for printing and retrieval fees of such records to be waived for a board member if the records requested are necessary for the proper performance of the board member’s official duties and can be made available through reasonable expenditures of staff time and other resources.
Tom Holland, School Board President
, May 20, 2013
Opinion There is a letter to the editor in this week’s Star-Observer from School Board member Sandy Gehrke, upset about the district’s request that she pay $428.54 for copies of paperwork. Gehrke might be viewed by some as a maverick on the board, but she was the choice of the voters.
Opinion We believe the jurors reached a good decision when they said that while they believed Aaron Schaffhausen, 35, suffers from mental illness, he knew what he was doing when he murdered his three daughters.
Opinion At the Star-Observer, we generally don’t use the word suicide unless the person dies in a very public place, is a person in the public eye or if the circumstances surrounding the suicide endanger the public. But maybe that should change.
The DA of St. Croix County is living on cloud nine. His law credentials have generated so much power that it has gone to his head. It is time for him to go. Mr. Johnson has decided to join the anti-second amendment crowd, not for gun control but for a total gun ban. Mr. Johnson, you keep your advice, I’ll keep my guns.
The St. Croix Valley Music Educators Association (SCVMTA) is a professional organization for teachers of private lessons for piano, voice, string and woodwinds. I am writing to voice the opinion of its members in regard to the article about Hudson High School’s choral department and its inclusion of sacred music for education and performance.
Not surprisingly, several writers have submitted letters opposed to St. Croix County District Attorney Eric Johnson’s proposal to enact reasonable and meaningful gun restrictions (2/25/2013). It is also not surprising that some writers are misinformed when it comes to their understanding of the Constitution.
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