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Letter to the Editor

Kick the Can in Clinton, A Brief History This fall, in the Town of Clinton, we will have to cut services - a lot, or increase the levy - a lot, or quite a bit of each. Here’s why. For eight years prior to 2018, the Town of Clinton levy, the only...

 

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The initial budget planning meeting for the Town of Clinton’s 2023 budget was held Wed. Sept. 7. Five members of the public attended. Only two of our five elected officials (Chairman Leis and Supervisor Brandt) were present. Supervisor Hemmersbach...

 

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Letter to Town of Clinton Residents… Last year there was significant controversy over the adoption of the budget and the approval of the levy in our township. This is the time of year to avoid a repeat misunderstanding. If you want to know what is...

 

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Letter to the Editor… I read the obituary of Jon Torkelson with great sadness. He has been a good friend for 75 years. I first met Jon when I moved to Cashton when I was 11 years old. Jon was three years older, a freshman in high school. We both...

 
 By Shari Cummings    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… RE: Kay Ziegahn’s “The Minority Now Rules” 29 June 2022 I haven’t been fooled by the government since Roe v Wade was voted on 22 January 1973. Although they tried their hardest to get people to believe it was okay to...

 
 By Kay Ziegahn    Opinion    June 29, 2022

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The Minority Now Rules Don’t be fooled: The government that bans abortion can also force you to have an abortion if they decide the country is becoming overpopulated. Remember China’s “one child policy”? They could also force all men of a...

 

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Town of Clinton Buggy Contribution to Irish Ridge Road Project On the 26th of April, 2022, I sent a letter to the editor with a chart comparing the costs to repair Irish Ridge Road. After the June 8th, 2022, Town of Clinton Board Meeting, Jan Clark,...

 

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Thanks Paul Fanning for the May 11 front page story on my return to Cashton! My cousin, Roy Manke from Bloomingdale, sent me two copies. I enjoyed growing up in Cashton where I spent my middle and high school years. The lessons and values I learned...

 

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I am writing today, in support of the Town of Clinton Chairman, Corey Leis. He is mindful of the responsibilities of his position, and that of the entire Town board, the principle cause, maintenance of the roads. Corey was elected in 2019 as a...

 
 By Bob Erickson    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Letter to the Editor…

Response to the Petition to Recall Corey Leis, Town of Clinton Chair… Items in bold print are quotes from the petition to recall Corey Leis, Town of Clinton Chair. “Mismanagement of Funds”: The Town Treasurer accounts for funds each month and...

 
 By Wayne Leis    Opinion    April 27, 2022

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Letter to Editor… Regarding the recent letter from Ms. Schmitz - Irish Ridge Road Improvement It was stated that 105 people attended the levy meeting, but she failed to state that just less than 48% voted not to pass the levy increase. There were...

 

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Letter to the Editor... Open Letter to Lori Schmitz, initiator of the Town of Clinton Recall Ms. Schmitz, Chairman Leis and the Town Board plan to rebuild Irish Ridge Road based on the following...

 

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Letter to the Editor I disagree with all of Ms. Schmitz’s Letter to the Editor of April 12, but one statement was particularly offensive to me. If we fix Irish Ridge Road she asks, “What benefits do the rest of the people living on the other 54...

 

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Letter to the Editor… IRISH RIDGE ROAD LRIP Grant Approval On April 02, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation confirmed funding through a Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) Grant of $867,292 to rebuild Irish Ridge Road. • Total...

 
 By Lori Schmitz    Opinion    April 13, 2022

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Letter to the Editor… Wake up Town of Clinton taxpayers---can you feel your taxes going up, up and away??? Town boards can choose to incur service debt and add to our property tax load without any input from the public, CLEARLY our Town Board has...

 

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Letter to the Editor… Rebuttal to Statement of Intent to Circulate Recall Petition of Town of Clinton Chairman Corey Leis The following editorial format consists of all quotes from the Statement of Intent to Circulate Recall Petition, to recall...

 

Letter to the Editor

In reading the Clinton Town Treasurer’s recent letter to the editor in the Cashton Record, I decided that several points merited a response. The treasurer asserts that it is ridiculous for the board to change the minutes when they don’t approve...

 
 By Jan Clark    Opinion    March 16, 2022

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I have been the Town of Clinton Treasurer for 18 years and have never served with a board that has criticized our Town Clerk as much as this one. Correcting a fact or figure is one thing but constantly changing and rewriting the minutes because you...

 

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Letter to the Editor… I smile over Ziegahn’s “They’re not your Parents’ Republicans” Letter to the Editor on January 19, 2022, Cashton Record. In actuality, no “current political party” is the same as it was in our parents’ era....

 

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They’re not your Parents’ Republicans Letter to the Editor… Many people begin by voting as our parents do. Unfortunately, the party we support may not remain as it once was. Such is the case with the US Republican Party. You know of the...

 

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As a student in France, my medical coverage was completely covered through French Social Security. Later when visiting relatives in Australia, our toddler was treated cost free at a Sydney hospital. When we asked about the cost there, they said “We...

 

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A Dream I had a dream…a silly dream: Suddenly I couldn’t lock my car, because there was a new rule that cars couldn’t be locked with the windows up if the camera was on. No explanation of what camera of course--it was just a dream. But life...

 

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Letter to the Editor… In 2019, my neighbors and I were forced from our homes by a record 14.3 inches of rainfall. Sadly, flooding in Southwest Wisconsin is becoming all too common, destroying properties, closing businesses, and costing all of us...

 
 By Paul Fanning    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Fanning Files

By Me “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley… “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” – Oscar Wilde… Music, I would argue, has the stronger ability to do so....

 

Letter to the Editor

U.S. has responsibility to act on climate I'm heartened that the United States has rejoined the Paris climate agreement. President Biden's move, however, has been strongly criticized by a number of Republicans. A common talking point is that China...

 

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