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 By Paul Fanning    Opinion    June 23, 2021

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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...

 

Letter to the Editor

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and a number of his GOP colleagues have criticized President Joe Biden for signing an executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, a Republican who represents...

 

Letter to the Editor

How long would you keep your refrigerator if it conked out and didn’t work? a day? a week? a month? How about 200 days? Would it bother you if, during a long Wisconsin winter, your well-maintained furnace didn’t work? For months? If your car...

 

Letter to the Editor

If you are wondering what you can do about the incivility in our nation’s political discourse, I suggest reading Mark Gerzon’s insightful book “The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide.” According to Gerzon, here...

 

Letter to the Editor

Every day in our local communities I see people expressing kindness, love, and mercy to each other. I witnessed this firsthand in my own life these past two years. In the summer of 2018, our farm was hit by devastating floods, and in July of 2019, a...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… Threats to Social Security and Health Care I was recently alarmed to learn that the president’s budget proposes big cuts to social security payments to seniors. Then I heard him say he wanted to drop the payroll tax which...

 

Letter to the Editor

For 40 years, I was a bedside nurse and I need to speak out about the perilous future of our healthcare system. Even though the president has repeatedly said he will protect Medicare, his budget proposes big cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. This would...

 

Letter to the editor

I have voted in 13 presidential elections in my lifetime, and none have been anywhere near as contentious – brutal, even – as this impending 2020 election. It’s almost as if we are two different countries now – no longer the “United...

 

Letter to the editor

In the face of conclusive contradictory evidence, President Donald Trump blames the devastating Western wildfires on forest management, while dismissing global warming. Although fire management practices do play a role with regard to these tragic...

 

Letter to the Editor

I want to address something that has unfortunately become a common campaign tactic. I’m already receiving nearly daily mailers and I’ve gotten several “survey” or “polling” calls, which are really just thinly veiled smear attacks. I want...

 

Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor… 29 “The most important commandment,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Cashton Record, I just wanted to say thank you. I recently subscribed to the Cashton Record a few months ago. I did it because I miss home. I look forward to finding the paper in my mailbox every Friday! I live in St. Paul, but graduated from...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Editor’s note: While the Cashton Record reserves the right to publish, or not publish, any Letter to the Editor, our general policy is to publish letters as long as they are signed. However, this came to our office (unsigned)...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… We are just a few days away from the celebration of July 4th!! It would be awesome to see our community come together and show our patriotism by seeing American flags flying at all our homes and businesses. We need to come tog...

 

Life as I see it…

I cautiously opened the door and took one step inside. If it would have helped, I would have sat down and cried, but there was no one to hear me. And if someone did hear me there would be no sympathy coming my way. We all had our chores to do and no...

 

Letter to the Editor

The Badger State Sheriffs’ Association represents 72 Wisconsin Sheriffs, and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association represents 425 Police Chiefs in the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association is a statewide...

 

Why farmers are dumping milk – and how consumers can help

By Kara O’Connor | Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Director Wisconsin Farmers Union has received a number of inquiries from concerned consumers along the lines of, “Can’t farmers...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Fairmaps is an advisory referendum asking for a change in the process used for voter redistricting, which is done after each census. This referendum is on the Monroe County April 7 ballot. In Wisconsin, the majority party after the...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor… I want to thank the members of the Monroe County Climate Change Task Force, including County Administrator Tina Osterberg and Cashton area residents Jack Herricks and Jim Schroeder, for their important work. With the county fa...

 

Life as I see it…

The sounds of laughter floated up the stairs and into my bedroom even though the door was closed. A hot card game was going on in the kitchen and Don and I had been banished to our bedrooms. We were to young to take part in the festivities below...

 

Letter to the Editor

“Some of the farmers are doing well...We’re over the hump...We’re really doing well,” Trump said recently at a big fund raising rally in Milwaukee where he raised over $3million from rich supporters. (Capital Times Opinion and Commentary,...

 

Letter to the Editor…

Letter to the Editor… I want to thank the Cashton Record for its excellent September 28 editorial on climate change and the Amazon wildfires. Kudos for highlighting the important role that the world’s largest rainforest plays regarding our...

 

Life as I see it…

Keep Going I didn’t mean to cause a problem. All I wanted was a few veggies on my sub sandwich. Was that too much to ask? Please may I have some spinach, cucumbers, peppers, olives, tomatoes and a splash of ranch dressing. That wasn’t an unusual...

 

Life as I see it…

Leisure and Laughter I woke up at the first call so glad that this day had finally come. It was a bright, sunny Sunday morning and the day held so much promise. I quickly dressed and flew down the stairs. Mother had been up before dawn and the...

 

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