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Voting ‘yes’ to each referendum for the Osceola School District is the right decision, and the necessary decision.  Given decreased state revenues in the past several years and imposed spending caps, OSD has been operating with minimal monies.

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I started attending township meetings and county board meeting a few months ago because I finally have the time now I am retired. This is where I have seen both candidates for the county district 10 in action.  Amy Middleton respectfully expresses concern for property values, clean water and…

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I’m writing in support of Kysa Marten for Osceola School Board.  I have known Kysa since she was young and I know that she will make a wonderful school board member.  She grew up in the Osceola area and attended school in Osceola from kindergarten through graduation.  She has said that she i…

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 I am writing to offer my wholehearted support for Kysa Marten, write-in candidate for Osceola School Board.

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As of now COVID-19 is shutting down many businesses, schools and functions. Employees are having their hours cut or being laid off. No one knows low long this will last. Hopefully not long. This is and will continue to affect the financial health of our community as well as our state.

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Could our great Republic become a full socialist country?  Many believe it would be easy to go from a Capitalistic Country to Socialism and are campaigning on the idea.  Socialism has been tried over and over again in country after country and it has always failed.  Some here will say we are…

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The Osceola Royalty program has been a staple in this community for over 70 years. Community members who have served as a part of Osceola Royalty make up our neighbors, business owners, colleagues and friends and women who wore their crown decades ago still look back on that time with fond m…

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We are all dealing with the difficulty of making decisions in light of the ever-changing and sometimes confusing advice about what to do in the face of COVID-19.  The library has and will continue to make these difficult decisions through careful research and the utmost concern for our commu…

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Success in the business of public education is most often evaluated from three (3) important statistics: 

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 The first of a history education series took place at 10 a.m. March 5 in the Osceola Discovery Center. The Sun’s calendar of events had the time incorrectly listed as 6:30 p.m. Therefore, attendance was meager.

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My name is Kysa Marten and I am running as a write-in candidate for the Osceola School Board during this upcoming election on April 7. 

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The SCF Girls Basketball team met up with the Barron Golden Bears Saturday evening in SCF for the regional final.

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speech, a Wisconsin relative texted “Wasn’t Trump great?” Memories are short, fact checking is important. Just a few points, Fact check rest of speech, Factcheck.org. All information is before the Coronavirus. Economy: Best growth in recent history was mid-2000’s (GW Bush) at over 3%, and we…

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As a homeowner and taxpayer for over 25½ years whose property abuts the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail (SSLST), my strong desire is to keep the trail as non-motorized.  I strongly oppose allowing ATV’s/UTV’s, snowmobiles, or other motorized vehicles on the trail.  Allow me to make some impor…

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Regarding the upcoming referendum for the Osceola School District, your readers should know that the state implemented major funding cuts in 2012, pushing more of the funding responsibility down to local property taxpayers, and freezing a school district’s funding when a referendum fails.

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Yes, I could stand to lose a few pounds. However I don’t want the government to force me on to the Venezuelan weight loss program where Socialism has resulted in food shortages that led to the average Venezuelan losing 25 pounds!

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I know that the governance of a county is a complex and difficult thing. To protect and enhance the lives of the people who live here. Financial responsibilities, environmental responsibilities, many issues and decisions to make. 

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As a fan of the band Steely Dan, I often belted out the lyrics, “And, I’m never going back . . . to my old school.” However, after attending last night’s Community Information Session on the upcoming 2020 School Referendum at OHS, I felt a need to go back to school as a write-in candidate fo…

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In a recent letter to the editor a writer expressed an opinion about Christian values. The writer talked about how God asks us to love one another. He went on to question whether non-traditional concepts of sexuality and gender are Christian. In certain areas of the Bible, it does talk about…

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The entire impeachment process against President Trump was tainted from the very start. Having been in law enforcement for 30 years, I was surprised to learn during the impeachment proceedings, that according to Democrats, hearsay testimony is (now) more important that direct evidence.  

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According to Ben Franklin, change is inevitable. Nothing is certain but death and taxes. As a businessperson, I would also add there is no such thing as FREE money. However, my experience is limited to the private sector. 

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Well here we go again! This not playing the National Anthem before girls basketball games is really getting old! Jan. 24, St. Croix Falls at Grantsburg {double header}.

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Donald Trump’s defense has centered around several issues.  1. He didn’t do anything wrong.  2.  Impeachment is trying to cancel out the will of the people.  3. The opposition to this president began at the moment of his election so people are out to get him.   4.  Those who favor impeachmen…

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I am writing to say how proud I am to live in the Osceola school district. I attended the Gender Identity program presented at the Osceola High School on January 15. The student led inclusion group did a good job organizing and leading the program. Dr. Todd Savage from the University of WI, …

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Thank you to Osceola High School students, Osceola Medical Center and the Osceola Police Department for sponsoring the Transgender Educational Event at Osceola High School in January. Hopefully with more awareness and acceptance we can reduce the number of children who commit suicide, become…

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How can anyone swear, before God and man, to be an impartial juror in the impeachment trial of Trump, but not want to hear from John Bolton, Mark Mulvaney and at least 80 others who have first hand-knowledge of related to the phone calls Between Trump and Ukrainian President Bloldymr Zelensk…

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Professor Todd Savage recently gave a nice presentation on Transgenderism at Osceola High School.  More should have been there. There were several takeaways worth examining. Firstly, society is changing its attitudes and laws about LGBT. Another is the transition from fact-based science to m…

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I would like to thank the Osceola Area Chamber & MainStreet for initiating the lighting for downtown Osceola.  During the holidays I drove through several small towns and Osceola was by far the most beautiful and inviting. The buildings and the trees sparkled in the night and definitely …

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Washington, D.C. doesn’t need another politician. Our representatives need to have one thing in mind: service. In the race to replace Sean Duffy in Wisconsin’s Seventh Congressional District, there is only one candidate who puts country before their career interests. That man is Jason Church. 

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The Open Cupboard fulfilled its mission in 2019, which is to provide the community with guidance and supportive services for those in need, including food, clothing, household items, school supplies, winter gear, and other needed essentials. We were able to do this because of the support fro…

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In May, Mr. Wellumson took issue with my April letter, 2018 Federal Tax Spending. All figures can be verified by Congressional Budget Office and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. CEO salaries are from company’s annual reports and news outlets with investigative reporters. No alternativ…

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I recently spoke with Editor Matt Anderson about the Sun’s new policy rejecting letters that promote or criticize a candidate for office and says (quoting Matt) “vote for XXX” or “don’t vote for ZZZ”, or a letter which asks voters to support or reject a ballot measure (e.g., a referendum).  …

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 Please don’t lie to us, we can certainly see you’re a liberal if you’re listening to Public Radio and vilifying Trump supporters for booing the “Media.”

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My wife, Allison, and I have been blessed to call Osceola home for over two years now. Prior to moving here I had played a high school playoff football game in Osceola in 2008. The Hayward/LCO Hurricanes vs Osceola Chieftains. One thing I recall about that game was the Osceola Cheerleaders c…

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So pleased to see the Village Board of Trustees take the proactive step of sharing the proposed budget for 2020 with all taxpayers in the SUN last week. What a refreshing display of transparency in local government.

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The Friends of Osceola Public Library passed a resolution that we are organized to support the Wilberg Memorial Public Library of Osceola. We are proud of the support we have provided through volunteer time, book sales, meat raffles, dues of our membership and donations.

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Next week might be Thanksgiving - but for many of us, rehearsals have been underway since before Halloween...getting ready for Christmas!  Please mark your calendars for some very special events being held right here in Osceola.

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There were two food drives in early October that brought in over 1,800 lbs. of food.  Trollhaugen had their food drive during their ski swap. If people brought in a number of food items, they received a free lift pass. They collected over 1,000 lbs.  of food. Trollhaugen has organized this f…

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 To clarify a few things for the ignorant political masses of America and especially those many fake journalists in the media: The words lynch, or lynching is not a race specific term and black people don’t own it!  Since 1882, at least 1297 white people have been lynched in the United States. 

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In a letter to The Sun, Mr. Bob Wright points out that a thoughtful member of the Plan Commission as well as a long-term election official recently resigned. He attributes it to bullying and rude behavior by a clique trying to take over the town of Osceola government. He also states that the…

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On Nov. 2, the St. Croix River Communities Against Frac Sand Mining will hold a benefit concert and community gathering at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center at 519 280th St. Osceola. This event welcomes all who support keeping the St. Croix River clean and beautiful. Many of us here enjoy th…

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In the Town of Osceola, our Clerk/Treasurer, a very thoughtful Plan Commission member, and our elections judge recently resigned, all within days of each other. If you are a resident of the Town, you should be concerned. What’s going on that these long-time, hard-working public servants are …

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I have sympathy for Arnold Potek.  I‘ve lived through Carter, Clinton and Obama and disagreed with all of them.

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There is a story by Hans Christian Anderson called The Emperor’s New Clothes.  It tells of a conceited arrogant king who wants the best most elegant clothing.  Many designers try to please him but he always seems dissatisfied.  Finally, a smart con-man comes to praise the king and tells him …

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Thank you to everyone who helped make it another successful year for the Zion Pie & Ice Cream booth at the Osceola fair. Thank  you to everyone who donated their time by scrubbing, baking and donating items or whatever you may have helped with, it is all very much appreciated!

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There are new statistics out about Americans without health insurance.  In 2017 (the year after the last presidential election) there were 25.6 million Americans without health insurance.  The next year in 2018 there were 27.5 million Americans without health insurance.  An increase from 7.9…