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Not your parents’ Democrats, either Dear Editor: Kay Ziegahn's letter of 13 January reminds me of my military time in West Berlin and being able to travel through East Germany as well. …

I recently authored and co-sponsored two constitutional amendments that will increase fiscal responsibility and accountability in Wisconsin. My colleagues and I held a press conference on these bills …

I may be “old school” but at least on my good days, I try to follow the commandment, “to love your neighbor as yourself.” And perhaps, unfortunately, there is no loophole for …

Kliebenstein: What’s in store for 2022?

Thank goodness it’s over. The year 2021 is in the history books. What’s ahead for 2022? Will 2022 be a second crowning glory for Aaron Rodgers? Super Bowl two and equal status with …

The first words of the Preamble to the United States Constitution are “We the people.” By being front and center, “We the people” immediately validates that the …

They’re not your parents’ Republicans Dear 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 …

Farrey: This column brought to you by telecommuting

Before I took the helm at the Herald, I worked from home for seven years for a weekly newspaper in Buffalo, Wyoming. It was a job that kept up my editorial skills after the La Crosse Tribune …

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent, or have friends or neighbors who are. Baby Boomer, Gen X or Millennial, the K-12 school scene has changed so much since we were kids. …

Above and beyond the call of duty Dear Editor: I want to thank several members of the Cutler Volunteer Fire Department for their immediate response when I fell through the ice while driving my …

Farrey: Gettin’ home while the gettin’s good

It started with a routine email Tuesday afternoon from the State Patrol, as flurries were flying down furiously outside my office window: Eastbound I-90 between Onalaska and West Salem was completely …

I believe in democracy. I believe that the individuals elected to office should represent the interests of their constituents. I believe that voting should be made as easy as possible for every …

Where did the money go? Dear Editor: In the Dec. 16, 2021, Monroe County Herald, a great paper, but that is another story. The headline was “SASD considering $2.1 M …

Farrey: Wake me up when December ends

Sometimes it feels like December was built for the blues. Everything seems to take so much more effort when it’s frigid and icy. Sacrificing sleep to get up when it’s pitch black to …

As the calendar turns from 2021 to 2022, I want to take a moment and reflect on some of the important work we’re doing to help unite our communities and ignite our economy. The budget we …

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am looking toward 2022 with optimism and enthusiasm for the future. But before I get too far into plans for the next year, I recently took some time to reflect …

Bob Kliebenstein: Cozy up to the fire with a good book

Thirty-five and counting and no, this is not an attempt on a self-pat-on-the-back. But as December winds down, I’ve been able to read 35 books in 2021. Actually, when I think about it, full …

In recent years, Wisconsin’s two public research universities, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee, have aggressively and strategically built a faculty roster with a wealth of expertise in some of the …

Pursuit of happiness important Dear Editor: The pursuit of happiness may be the trickiest of the American ideals laid out in the Declaration of Independence, because …

Farrey: Help us bring the news to you

You know that old saying about the word assume. Don’t worry; I’m not about to make a donkey out of anyone – or myself. The wonderful thing about community newspapers is that …

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