The toll of COVID-19 on our nursing homes and long-term care facilities is nothing short of a tragedy. Here in Wisconsin, 16.6 percent of COVID-19 deaths are among nursing home residents and the number jumps to 43% when including assisted living facilities.
I am writing in response to Rich Lowry's June 23 column ("Social distancing hypocrisy," Page A4) regarding the hypocrisy of social distancing in the Black Lives Matters marches and protests.
As America continues to reel from the economic and very personal pain inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin – representing nearly 900 companies in the construction industry – joins many of our industry colleagues in calling for new investment to…
With an array of candy like tobacco products used by kids, more than ever is the importance of keeping tobacco out of the hands of minors.
To the person or persons who thought he was honoring veterans by going into the cemetery and putting flags on graves: All you did was have family members of the veterans you missed calling to know why their loved one did not get their flag.
As President of the Auxiliary of Klubertanz-Trapp VFW Post 9362 in Sun Prairie, I would like to reflect on the history of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.
On page A6 of the Tuesday, April 28 issue of the Sun Prairie Star was an extremely inappropriate picture. Of all the pictures available regarding the COVID-19 protest at the capital building showing a picture with two swastikas next to Gov. Evers name was despicable.
As is true nationwide, many of the citizens of Sun Prairie are struggling due to job losses and other impacts from the novel Coronavirus.
The Sun Prairie Star’s editorial calling on city government to take action to prevent more vehicle-pedestrian collisions ("City needs to act to ensure pedestrian death does not happen again," Our View, April 21) near the intersection of West Main Street and Clarmar Drive is shockingly misleading.
The Sun Prairie Police Department (SPPD) joins the professional work force in recognizing the tireless efforts of the administrative professionals that contribute to organizations across the country.
The COVID-19 emergency has led to workers having fewer hours and needing to tighten their belts. A positive test result for the disease could bankrupt a patient and their family.
Nearly three years before he became President, Abraham Lincoln addressed the closing session of the 1858 Illinois Republican Convention with a speech that quickly became famous and echoes down to the present.
Wisconsin’s newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations advocate on behalf of the public for openness in government and would like to thank the lawmakers involved in passage of a bill regarding the use of law enforcement body cameras.
Although the Coronavirus has been monopolizing recent headlines, other serious infectious diseases have wreaked havoc on communities for centuries.
Do you remember TV Guide? It’s still around, but it now boasts a circulation of about 1.25 million readers, a far cry from its peak of 20 million readers.
Regarding the front page article about the hazardous Windsor Street (Highway 19)-Highway 151 intersection (“WisDOT: 151-Windsor is crash-prone,” Feb. 18), I know that the Police Chief is just getting started, but it is time to do a speed survey along Windsor Street.
I was disappointed in the level of planning and forethought the school district seemed to have done prior to the Plan Commission meeting this past week.
We are sending this letter to let you know about a highly anticipated upcoming event, the 2nd Annual Sun Prairie Black Excellence Achievement Makers (BEAM) Awards.
Sun Prairie used to be considered a “bedroom” community of Madison. Now Sun Prairie taxpayers can’t sleep because we’re paying so much in taxes to support city and school employees can’t even afford to live in Sun Prairie on the wages they make here.
We had a fantastic January 14 Blood Drive! Of the 57 donors who registered, 5 were first time donors, 7 were Power Red donors (counts as 14 units) and 23 were type O blood. We collected 59 pints of blood which was 14 more than the goal given us by the Red Cross or 131% of goal! That is enoug…
Reading the article about the plans for our historic city hall (“Old City Hall plans under way,” Jan. 28) warmed my heart. I have lived here since 1946 and have always admired that beautiful old building.
Enough! More apartments, grocery stores, retail and more apartments. Just who in Sun Prairie is asking or craving for more of this? Slowing down isn’t a dirty word.
I am concerned about the destructive path we are on. We have become separated from knowing that everything in nature is interconnected and that the well-being of the Earth and ourselves hinges on co-existence and stewardship with the natural world.
I am writing to urge the Trump administration to hold true to its promises to American farmers. Recent news of the bipartisan agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is certainly welcome – but we’re still digging out of a deep hole created by the EPA. There are over 20…
I’m blowing my trumpet to gather all mature, law-abiding, common sense people of the City of Sun Prairie to hold our elected officials to abide and respect our opinions in making decisions for the long-term best interest of our taxpayer dollars.
Regarding the upcoming Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. It is the issue of our time. The conference is critically important and a statement opposing the deployment of F-35’s by the task force would be wholly appropriate.
A character in A Great Reckoning, the 2017 novel by Canadian author Louise Penney, quotes philosopher Marcus Aurelius: “The object of life is not to find oneself in the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” That could apply to a column in the Sun Prairie Star by…
Thank you to all of the businesses who donated cookies or money to purchase cookies for Friday Nights Parade and Tree Lighting. We plated and distributed cookies out of Board and Brush this year to ease congestion in front of the Museum.
This letter has been prepared in light of recent events that have occurred in Sun Prairie. After a Snapchat picture became locally viral, the culture of a large portion of white students became clear. Many students defended his actions which in turn supported blackface and accepted the racis…
The current 2020 budget for the city shows little regard by the city council and the school board for the citizens and homeowners of Sun Prairie.
Sun Prairie National Honor Society students, assisted by Bank of Sun Prairie volunteers, helped to assemble and load Thanksgiving baskets into vehicles as they pulled into the Sunshine Place parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Greetings Friends and Community of Sun Prairie. For many years, there has been a Holiday Party thrown for children with special needs and their families in the Sun Prairie area. We are fortunate to have been involved with the Holiday Party since 2007, and we are at it again this year.
The Sun Prairie Police Department is celebrating its 20th Annual “Shop with a Cop” program this year. This is a community based program which assists specially selected elementary school students in shopping for their families at Christmas time, when they would not ordinarily be able to do so.
The construction on Gerald Avenue is now nearly complete. We now have a four foot narrower street (dumb) and five foot sidewalks on both sides of the street (dumber).
We are writing in response to the letter, “Stop imposing high density housing on city,” in the Oct. 11 edition. The city council is not imposing high density housing on the city.
In reply to Mr. Lowry's column of 10/8/19 regarding impeachment, ("The problem with impeachment," Oct. 8 issue), yes, everything is going to get worse . . . if we do nothing.
While we did not achieve the goal set for us by the Red Cross at our Sept. 10 blood drive, 42 donors registered including three who had never donated blood before. We collected enough blood to help 126 patients.
In Wisconsin, the conversation about Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) is growing even bigger. More and more folks are getting very concerned about their options at end of life, and they should.
The Sun Prairie Area School District recently held its first anti-bullying meeting. The members are hoping to hone in on why bullying starts in the first place.
I am writing to bring attention to all Wisconsin residents and ask for support of the compassionate bill, that would have allowed terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication.
I voted for President Trump with hope that he would protect the interests of farmers across the country. And he has – the administration and Environmental Protection Agency kept their promise to farmers when they lifted the seasonal ban on E15, a gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol.
The Star has been reporting the efforts of school and local officials trying to develop policies and ordinances to prevent bullying. I commend them for their hard work and attention to this hateful issue.
Recruiting, educating and upskilling our workforce is a cornerstone of the U.S. construction industry, and an essential component to supporting our most important asset – our people – who live in communities all over Wisconsin.