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Phone calls used to be private business. When I was a kid, my earliest memories that surrounded the telephone were that we had a party line. You’d pick up the phone and one of your neighbors … more
To the editor, Far too many in populated areas of our state take for granted that heat will come from their furnace when they turn up their thermostat because they have natural gas pipes running … more
To the editor, Over the last few decades, the problem of people being intellectually lazy has reached a nationwide epidemic. This is especially true for people of the liberal persuasion since … more
When I was a wee lad in 1939, I listened to WEAU radio and kept hearing the name Paavo Nurmi. Finally I asked my well-informed father who Nurmi was. Answer: “Paavo Nurmi (1897-1973) was the … more
Last week, the Assembly continued to support our youth's education and wellness by passing a package of bills aimed at combating childhood obesity and truancy. These bills, like the previous human … more
The announcement that HSHS was closing Both Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s Hospitals by April 21 came as a surprise to everyone in the Chippewa Valley.  Thankfully, all of us have … more
What’s that saying, when it rains, it pours? I believe it is true. I had my third sinus surgery at Mayo in Rochester on Friday. It went well, according to my surgeon, and she hopes it will … more
As hurried and busy as life seems these days, we still spend plenty of time waiting. Estimates are that we can spend an average of six months of our life waiting. I thought about waiting … more
I am retiring. Not officially, but I think it’s time to “shut down” certain parts of my life. Like if there’s a crowd, I’m retired from being in it. I … more
The following information was submitted to the letter to the editor information form on www.piercecountyjournal.news: first name: Jordan last name: Fischer address: city: River … more
To the editor, Oh. My. Gosh. We all know it’s out there. We know it’s more in the open since Trump. Many of us know it is systematic and underpins our nation’s social system. … more
The following information was submitted to the submit news form on www.piercecountyjournal.news: first name: Lorraine last name: Davis address: 583 Devin Lane city: River Falls … more
To the editor, Apologies to the editor and readers of the letters to the editor. In a letter I posted recently it was stated that President Biden faced a 9% unemployment rate when he … more
Recently the Assembly and Senate passed legislation asking Wisconsin voters if they want to continue the practice of allowing one person in our state government to control and spend billions of … more
In the Wisconsin State Senate there is a program for high school juniors and seniors to learn more about how your Wisconsin State Senate operates. It’s called the Wisconsin Senate Scholars … more
Is it sad that I’m looking forward to having surgery because it means I’ll be forced to rest for a couple of days? Never mind the pain, but being able to rest thanks to doctor’s … more
A long, long time ago when I worked in newsrooms far, far away, I liked to tell aspiring journalists my definition of news: It’s what people are talking about. It was justification and … more
To the editor, My first ever letter to the editor comes as an ask for the community of River Falls to vote YES to the school district's referendum on Feb. 20. A vote for yes affirms support for … more
We have a couple of these security cameras mounted on the front of our house. It sends me an alert every time there’s an intruder. I get sent a video clip every time one of them is … more
To the editor, Mark Place, your letter “A lot of questions unanswered” is well put. Perhaps State Sen. Jeff Smith will provide some answers. We sure deserve some. I would like … more
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