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In the last month, this paper has provided detailed coverage on the DeForest Area School District’s upcoming referendum. As a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) member and a Vote Yes for DeForest Area Schools committee member, I would like to stress the importance of this April 2 referendum.

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We have an opportunity on April 2 to elect two bright, energetic, young folks to our DeForest Village Board: Adam Hanek and Abby Lowery.

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Dear editor:

During the last Wisconsin legislative session, legislators introduced two bills relating to the regulation of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) programs: SB 532 and AB 621.

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Lately I read a letter that was an embarrassment to our village from a man who just recently by his own words, just started to watch the minutes from meetings and take a stab at one of our council members, who got frustrated because the trustee feared the village board wasn't listening.

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When we moved here 39 years ago, DeForest and Windsor were considered somewhat conservative politically, being sort of a more or less small, rural, farm town.

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The State Journal has a story about Speaker Vos and the Majority Leader Fitzgerald planning to radically restrict the incoming new governor's executive authority before he takes office in January. History repeats itself: the GOP did the same thing in North Carolina a few years ago.

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Dear editor,

It is with great respect and admiration I am endorsing Rep. Jon Plumer in the 42nd Assembly District election on Nov. 6, 2018.

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Tony Evers is the Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin. As a Democrat myself, I intend to vote for Mr. Evers, because he represents the best of the ideals of the Democratic Party.

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As a 15-year resident of DeForest, I commend the uncomfortable decision by the four members of our village board who voted to file a complaint motion against Police Chief Dan Furseth.

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Dear editor:

Well, coming up soon now – Aug. 14 -- we will have another chance to vote. This time it is the primary election to determine, among other things, the Democratic candidate for governor of Wisconsin. My choice is Kathleen Vinehout.

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For 35 years, I wore an Army uniform and retired after 20 years as the Director of Manpower and Personnel for the Wisconsin National Guard.

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Thank you to the DeForest Village Board for authorizing the negotiation of a severance agreement for Police Chief Furseth.

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On April 12, 2018, the village of Windsor Plan Commission addressed an Amendment to Ordinance Chapter 52, Article III: General Provisions, Regulations and Standards and Chapter 52, Article IV, Administration and Enforcement and Procedures – Regarding Parking and Storage of Vehicles and Equipment.

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On April 3, voters will elect a new Dane County circuit court judge. I strongly endorse Susan Crawford. She is an experienced, respected attorney, and is the best person for the job.

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There's something happening here. But what it is ain't exactly clear. There's a man with a gun over there telling me I got to beware.

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There have been 11 school shootings in our first month of 2018! Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We're not alone and we're not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today!

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Our next voting opportunity is on Tuesday, Feb. 20. It is a primary for the Wisconsin State Supreme court justice candidates. There are three people running. I believe only two of them are worthy of your vote: Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Madison attorney Tim Burns. The top two vote-getters go on to the April 3 general election.

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Before we solve Wisconsin’s challenges, people need to be part of government again. Right now, control is in the hands of a few. That’s wrong. We can have a better future if all of us get involved.

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Dear Editor:

Thank you for your informative article (12/28/17) by WisPolitics.com on Tim Burns's candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.

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The trick-or-treater struck and killed by a car on a dark street sounds like a great ghost story, unless it happens to your family.

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Dear Editor:

Polls show a vast majority of Americans view our election system as corrupt. Special interest money has enormous political influence and everyday citizens feel they are getting no representation.

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As we watch news of the devastation inflicted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the massive flooding our own state witnessed last summer, it’s clear that cleanup from these storms will take many years. Lives have been lost, property has been damaged, communities have been torn apart.

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Dear Editor:

Thank you for the article, “UW researcher survey shows voter ID law kept people away from polls,” by Jennifer Fetterly in the October 5, 2017, issue of the Times-Tribune. And, I thank Dane County Clerk, Scott McDonell for contracting with two UW political science researchers for the study.

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As a frequent user of the Upper Yahara River Trail, both walking and biking, I’d like to thank the DeForest Municipal offices responsible for establishing and maintaining this scenic environment.

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Thank you to all of those who helped make the Romeo Family rummage and bake sale a huge success. Whether you donated items, baked goods, volunteered with set-up, working, or clean-up during the sale dates, sent cards, made donations, signed up for the meal train, attended the sale, or just s…

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On February 16, Wisconsin citizens will get a chance to vote against Rebecca Bradley, who has been appointed to three courts: the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the Court of Appeals and a Milwaukee County Circuit Court over the past three years, all by Gov. Walker.

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I want to publicly thank the Windsor Town Board for representing our community so sensitively, thoroughly and openly.

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I’ve been watching the presidential preliminaries with considerable interest. We don’t have to worry about the Republican process; they have a really wide field. Eleven candidates ranging from loudmouths and a somewhat white bread nepotistic fellow through a mild but thoughtful physician and…

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The Dane County Towns Association has sought to keep towns informed about the DaneCom system.

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On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, my good friends and next door neighbors were turning into their driveway when a speeding car slammed into the passenger side killing JoAnn Wilkerson and seriously injuring her husband Pete.

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Gov.. Walker’s budget is a disgrace. He’s selling out Wisconsin for his Presidential ambitions. Attacking our University System, dismantling public schools, cutting recycling programs, underfunding infrastructure and slashing public services all have negative long-term impacts.

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I recently heard the news that Doug Pickarts resigned as head coach of the DeForest volleyball and girls basketball programs after nearly three decades of service. I don’t know the reasons behind his departure, but what  I do know is the impact he’s had on DeForest girls sports. 

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I am practically speechless at the level of disrespect leveled toward the teacher’s union in the June 4th article “Board adopts new teacher pay model.” First and foremost, the DeForest Area Educational Association (DAEA) is a union, not a former union. We are not remnants. We are not unoffic…

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Congratulations to DeForest Village President Judd Blau for getting the Joint Finance Committee to remove the measure in the pending state budget that would have kept local governments from passing ordinances to regulate noxious odors in their jurisdictions.  (“Air emissions language scrappe…

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I was delighted to hear of Dane County's accepted offer to acquire 81 acres along the upper Yahara River at Hwy. 19 (“County acquires stretch of Upper Yahara,” May 14).