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Letter to the Editor regarding R-P Schools


Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the editor,

Chuck Ehlers and the school board have made the comment that the people of Rushford aren’t like their ancestors because we don’t want to put any money towards the school. The problem, as I see it, is that they have not given us the option to fix the old school. If I remember this correctly, Chuck said that it would cost $8 million to get the school back up to good repair and that was pretty much the end of discussion.

They have had meetings with architects to figure out what they should do and always came up with …. build a new school. My sister-in-law was on one of those committees and she said that the architect wouldn’t even listen to the people. The options were so pathetic that of the nine proposals they were given to remodel the school, they rated them all a 1 out of a possible 10. As for the plan for building of a new school, they rated it a 2. They made it sound like the committee was all in favor of that. The school board wants a new school and it doesn’t matter what the people of this district want. They won’t even give us the option to remodel. It’s either build or nothing. Meanwhile they keep letting it get worse and worse to a point where there will be no other option. Shame on them. Didn’t we elect them to listen to the people?

They want $38.2 million to build a new school. I don’t see anything in that amount for what it will cost to get rid of the old schools or take care of the old schools until someone buys it.

The location where they want to build is a safety hazard. It’s right on a corner. Will parking be in the field across the street from the school? They would then have to cross the road on a blind spot. This is much more dangerous than the present school. Someone said that there could be an overpass bridge built. I don’t remember them saying anything about a bridge in the quote. And would the kids use it anyway.

We have a beautiful stone building in Rushford. It is sad that they have let it go like that. We have a good gym and a beautiful stone facade that would cost a lot of money to replicate in a new building. Is there any funding out there regarding repair of historical buildings?

Comments have been made that they need a new school because there just isn’t enough room. They have made it so dysfunctional, that I can see why the teachers, parents, and kids think that they need more room. With just a few minor .....
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In response to “Working like a dog (or cat)”

Sun, Sep 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Pardon me…but I was overlooked by your writer of, “WORKING LIKE A DOG (OR CAT,)” on Monday, August 25’s news article. Let me introduce myself. I am “Gus,” a 16 pound, grey and white tabby cat, adopted by Gundersen Harmony ..... 
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In response to Col. Stan Gudmundson’s “WWII: Who really won, or lost?”

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Right-wing radicals are becoming more delusional as they are propagandized by a far right media seeking profits in a highly lucrative market where more radical leads to greater profits. Their divisiveness and evil are becoming ever m ..... 
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Response to Col. Stan Gudmundson’s WWII Commentary

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, To answer the Sage of Lanesboro Stan Gudmundson’s far right revisionist view of World War Two would be an exercise in futility. The lies, innuendo, leaves one breathless. I suppose the good Colonel would have us allied with Der Fue ..... 
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The Battle Against Frac Sand Mining

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I live in Saratoga Township near St. Charles. Last Sunday I walked in the Gladiolus Days Parade with township neighbors and other Land Stewardship Project members working to stop frac sand mining. Some people I talked to thought this ..... 
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Response to Yvonne Nyenhuis’ commentary regarding abortion

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Yvonne Nyenhuis’ defense of the pro-choice position consistently misses the mark (“Concerning women’s healthcare,” Aug 25). She argues that facilities like Planned Parenthood provide essential healthcare to women, but that ..... 
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Letter about a 9/11 update

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After voting against the Iraq war, voting against the Homeland Security Act, and voting in favor of a 9/11 investigation, Senator Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. When Senators Tom Daschle and Pat Leahy proposed a 9/11 investi ..... 
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Letter about ...

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Recently a frequent contributor to this publication wrote a letter addressing several environmental issues, advocating drastic reductions in fossil fuel use to reduce carbon outputs. How many times have we heard the President say thi ..... 
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Letter to the Editor... "Kudos to Chatfield School Band"

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Another Western Days Parade has come & gone and I along with others felt that the Chatfield School Band was most entertaining. They put their heart and soul into it and did a tremendous job. Being an active member of the Lanesboro mu ..... 
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