Letters to the Editor

Wed
23
Jul

Give Sheridan another shot in Senate

I am very concerned about the future of our Senate District 15.  

We need the most experienced person, the best leader, the best communicator, and the most energetic and hard-working candidate possible and that is Mike Sheridan.

We need someone who has both great leadership experience and a great future in out district -- someone with good relationships with the business, labor, and agricultural communities in our district and across the state.

Mike has the most experience; He served in the Assembly for 3 terms and was elected unanimously Speaker of the Assembly: He earned the vote of both  Democrats and Republicans. He has the ability to work across the aisle – something we desperately need in these hard times.

Please join me in voting for Mike Sheridan for Senate District 15 - our home district.

Vivian Creekmore
Milton

Wed
23
Jul

Ringhand deserves to serve in senate

The 15th Senate District will be best represented by Janis Ringhand.  

Janis has a proven track record through her service as Evansville’s mayor and Alderwoman and in the State Assembly for steadfastly advocating for all of her constituents regardless of political affiliation.  

Janis is one of the few politicians in our state (and country for that matter) who serves the best interests of each of her constituents by thoroughly researching issues and voting for what is best for the district she serves as a whole and not based on party lines. Janis has historically worked cooperatively with her colleagues in the State Assembly including those from other political parties to draft legislation that is in the best interest of our state. How refreshing!  

Not only do we need Janis in the 15th Senate District, we need more politicians with her work ethic and cooperative mindset in all levels of government.

Wed
02
Jul

Send Sheridan back to state Capitol

I was born with congenital total deafness in my left ear and partial deafness in right ear. As an adult while working with UAW president Mike Sheridan at GM, I encountered what would be my worst nightmare in life – losing my hearing completely. In the year following, I had encountered my own battle with my insurance. It took a year before receiving my cochlear implant which has restored my hearing in my right ear. Mike saw the struggles I encountered that year.

Thu
26
Jun

Thanks for diverting traffic on Memorial Day

I would like to say thank you to whoever was responsible for the traffic being diverted away from the monument during the Memorial Day service.

A moment of silence and prayers to veterans should not be accompanied by semis, motorcycles and loud car stereos sitting at a red light.

Again, thank you to whoever helped honor our vets.

Cheryl Endicott
Village of Oregon

Thu
26
Jun

Vote Sheridan for 15th Senate district

I’m writing to express my personal support for Mike Sheridan for State Senate. Sheridan and I agree on most issues.

Because I taught in Janesville for 33 years, I especially value Mike’s opinion: Too much money has been cut from public schools. Wisconsin used to boast that we had one of the best school systems in the country. This is no longer true.

Mike feels that our tax money should not be spent to support private voucher schools. I agree.

It bothers me that our “tax money” is going to voucher schools that don’t have to prove that their schools are meeting any educational standards that public schools have to meet.

There have been studies showing that private voucher schools are not as good at educating our children as public schools.

I strongly believe that Mike Sheridan can make a difference in Madison due to his experience, fairness, and his ability to work with both sides of the aisle.

Thu
12
Jun

Thanks to tree crews for quick work

I would like to congratulate the Oregon  maintenance crew on the fine job they did at our house last Friday. About 4 a.m. I heard some noise outside but nothing more so I went back to sleep. Upon waking and able to look out the bedroom window, I saw that one of our oak trees’ very large branches had broken off and fallen on the sidewalk, berm and into the street. A call to the Village brought Gary Disch and crew to saw, chip, remove large sections and clean up. Nice job guys!

Skip and Bonnie Bohse

Wed
04
Jun

Thanks to crew for clearing street

I would like to congratulate the Oregon maintenance crew on the fine job they did at our house last Friday.

About 4 a.m., I heard some noise outside but nothing more so I went back to sleep. Upon waking and able to look out the bedroom window, I saw that one of our oak trees’ very large branches had broken off and fallen on the sidewalk, berm and into the street.

A call to the village brought Gary Disch and crew to saw, chip, remove large sections and clean up.

Nice job guys!

Skip and Bonnie Bohse
Village of Oregon

Wed
04
Jun

Quality physical education is important

My Name is Mitch Wall. I am a sophomore at Oregon High School. I am writing to you to tell you the importance of quality physical education.

Personally, I can tell my choice to be physically active has already shaped who I am today.

The first reason why quality PE is important is that it teaches a good work ethic that carries over into other aspects of life. I came into high school with a less than perfect work ethic, I wanted to fix it, but I didn’t know how to motivate myself. The answer to this question came to when I was in gym class.

Wed
28
May

Annual OHS Variety Show gives you more than you bargained for

Have you ever spend $1 and then wondered if you had gotten your money’s worth?

If you were one of the lucky members in the audience at the recent OHS Vocal Music Department Variety Show, you know you not only got your $1 worth of entertainment but were treated to some of the most beautiful and inspiring music and talent OHS has to offer.

Comic hosts, Wesley Korpela and Luke Davis kept the audience engaged (even throughout the intermission) while the audience was treated to a variety of solo & group performances.

As the grandparent of one of the seniors, Amanda Douglass, the show was a bittersweet experience as it was their last performance. Choral director, Ms. Yancy paid tribute to the seniors and it was obvious that they were moved. Oregon School District is so fortunate to have a music staff at all levels that inspires, encourages and allows the talented students with venues to share their talents with the public.

Thu
08
May

Town of Oregon donkey will be missed

Moses (Mo) has gone to donkey heaven. This past long difficult winter was too hard.

We hope you all have enjoyed Mo as much as we have.

We want to thank those who have expressed concern for Mo to us in his difficult last days (two months). And we especially want to thank the vets and staff for their help and concern.

Stop and see Jo; he is lonely.

Merrlyn and Keith Schoville
Town of Oregon

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