As Americans, we believe in justice for all. Yet we fail to live up to this promise when we allow older members of our society to be abused or neglected. Columbia County Adult Protective Services Social Workers investigated a total of 165 reports of abuse and/or neglect in 2018.
I have seen enough from both sides of the aisle drawing their pay and not doing anything except tattling and crying, pointing fingers and still drawing their $170,000-plus salary plus expenses.
Sixty-nine years ago, we moved to Baraboo after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dick began his teaching career at the high school. During those 69 years we, Joyce mainly, raised six children and became active members of the community.
It was a beautiful morning for breakfast Saturday at the Melvin Lohr Family Farm in Prairie du Sac where about 2,400 people came out to enjoy a delicious meal, visit the petting zoo, educational and historical displays, and listen to entertainment by High Mileage Band and the Cripple Creek C…
With the 2020 elections practically right around the corner, many of us still keep asking why we do not elect our president by popular vote like every other elected office.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2336 would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to our Poppy Drive on May 10-11 at Festival Foods and Walmart in Baraboo.
Again the SJS Cancer Support Team would like to thank Baraboo and the surrounding communities for helping us have a very successful brat fry Memorial Day weekend.
Many thanks to those who made the May 29 National Senior Health & Fitness Day at the Baraboo Civic Center a success. The committee of Jo Heath of Curves, Marina Whitman of Eagle Country Aging & Disability Resource Center, Cassidy Walsh and Jacob McKevitt of city of Baraboo Parks, Rec…
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” said Barack Obama in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.
Well folks, as they say in the business — that's a wrap. The very successful "People are the Fabric of our Community" portraits in downtown Baraboo are complete with 66 of our fellow Barabooians now memorialized in public art.
Letter-writer Nick Kelly (Baraboo News Republic, May 31) is correct about the urgency of climate threat. Collective action is necessary to achieve the level of emissions reduction required to address this problem.
As the 2018-2019 Baraboo School District year comes to a close, I would like to thank Kobussen Bus Company, the drivers and complete support staff for the safe transportation of our students during this year.
The Friends of the Portage Library would like to express our thanks to everyone who participated in our recent book sale held May 15-18. Your purchases allow us to contribute more than $10,000 this year to subsidize programming at the library.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15. Elder abuse is something many people aren’t aware of or don’t want to think about. Today more people feel comfortable talking about and addressing issues of abuse and violence, but elder abuse is unfortunately often left out of the conversation.
Almost everyone in the United States has seen what kind of person President Donald Trump is. The economy is good, and Trump is quick to take credit for good things.
The recent legislation passed in Alabama has moved the issue of abortion to the forefront once again. Battle lines have been drawn, and each side is planning strategy for what many assume will be an internecine war of words before the Supreme Court ultimately renders what will undoubtedly be…