Letters

Outstanding Senior Citizen honor

To the editor: Being nominated for this recognition award (Outstanding Senior Citizen of Brown County) is an honor, let alone being selected to recieve it in 2017. I must thank Bob Apitz for giving up some of his retirement time to complete this program for his 41st time. He will certainly ...

National Anthem protests are unpatriotic

To the editor: In reference to Jake Calhoun’s column in the August 17 sports section, let me say from the outset — intentionally kneeling or sitting in protest during the playing/singing of the national anthem is unpatriotic. It is a slap in the face of every veteran who has ever served ...

Mainstream Media has biased agenda

To the editor: In response to the “Our View” opinion of August 18, I have seriously considered dropping my subscription to The Journal because I am NOT a supporter of the biased news this newspaper and the Mainstream Media (MM) have been pushing at Americans since the last presidential ...

Respect for the national anthem

To the editor: I am writing about the column by Mr. Jake Calhoun (regarding professional athletes refusing to stand during the national anthem). He says the purpose of a newspaper is to promote a healthy constructive dialogue. You are in your own little echo chamber. The refusal to stand ...

Torkelson votes support Big Tobacco

To the editor: Why did Rep. Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) vote for the big tobacco companies and against the health of our children? Along with other Republicans, he voted at least twice to follow the wishes of Big Tobacco to freeze the cigarette tax, which has the effect of lowering that tax ...

Congratulations, Gibbon Reds

To the editor: Once again, congratulations to the Gibbon Reds. If my memory is correct, it’s the first state tournament trip since the 1960s at Brownton. No matter how many games you win or lose, no matter how many trips the team of Gibbon makes in the future, if any, I’m sure you will ...

The problem of North Korea

To the editor: North Korea is a world problem right now and nobody knows how to handle it. One threat given gets a bigger threat right back. How serious they are and what the end result will be nobody knows, but it is getting scary. Antagonizing each other doesn’t help. The US and South ...

Park going back to nature

To the editor: Several years ago the school building at Riverside Park became home of Riverside History & Nature Learning Center which has grown into a very worthwhile attraction. Admittedly, as curator of the facility, I am biased but I’ve not had any visitors express ...

ACA obstacles

To the editor: Mr. Greg Orear’s article in The Journal July 30, 2017 alleged that the Affordable Care Act was a failure because it did not control the cost of health care. When the Obama administration and the Congress started plans for health insurance reform they negotiated in advance ...

The USA, North Korea, and the Bomb

To the editor: Thank you, Editor Sweeney, for the editorial on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sanctions, and the weapons of today. Thanks also for your personal views in your Off the Record piece comparing the scary situations of the two weeks of the Cuban Missile Crisis and today’s ...

Poor golf etiquette

To the editor: I’m not a golfer. It has always been portrayed as a “rich boys” club. My experience today has not changed that perception. I don’t have a fancy truck. It is old, has many miles, is dented and has some rust. It is a ‘97. But I take care of it and it serves me ...

On behalf of all Gibbon Reds fans…

To the editor: On Tuesday evening, more than 150 Gibbon Reds fans made the trip to New Ulm for their team’s play-off game against the New Ulm Brewers. The fans arrived expecting a close game and hoping for a victory. Well, what they got was so much more… Yes, the Gibbon Reds came out ...

Congratulations, Reds

To the editor: Congratulations to the Gibbon Reds baseball team! It seems only a short time ago that Tony Stadtherr walked up to me and asked “Claus, do you think we can get a baseball team going in Gibbon?” I replied “It takes money and warm bodies.” Tony said “I’ve got the ...

Thanks, BCHS

To the editor: I would like to thank the Brown County Humane Society (BCHS) and especially Theresa Grams for their dedication to animals in need. Theresa went out of her way last week to come to our home and pick up a mother cat who was very close to having her babies. It was obvious the ...

Testing

To the editor: God is sifting the chaff from the wheat. (Deuteronomy 13:3) President Trump nominated a Christian to be secretary of the Army, Mark Green a physician who once served alongside Army Special Operations troops. He is also a Tennessee State Senator and a Christian. Mark Green ...

Koch Brothers out to gut ACA to cut their taxes

To the editor: Articles on the Guardian and Moyers and Company web sites have explored the ideology behind the Koch brothers political network and the Republican Party’s opposition to public supported heath care. They feel that any money paid for Medical Assistance and Affordable Care Act ...

How’s this for paranormal phenomena?

To the editor: The Redwood County Museum is now featuring a collection of items associated with paranormal phenomena. This exhibition runs from May through October of this year and is owned by Adrian Lee, founder of the International Paranormal Society. On display are Ouija boards, dolls with ...

What’s in a name?

To the editor: Scaramouch: A boastful, cowardly character; a swaggering buffoon. From the Italian scaramuccio. Sound familiar??? Gene Brand Hanska

Republican control limited

To the editor: Most of us have heard it said: “Elections have consequences.” Seeing what happened during the Obama Administration and what has not happened in the U.S. Senate during the Trump Administration, maybe we should add “if Democrats win” to that sentence. Presently ...

City should take care of its boat landings

To the editor: A few years ago the city put a new boat landing in. Now it’s just like the last one, full of mud. Maybe it’s time to clean it out so the taxpayers can use it this year. And how about Riverside Park? The weeds are so high they could rent it out for duck blinds. So much for ...

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