To the editor, As a member of FACT, a statewide youth tobacco prevention movement, and Youth2Youth 4 Change, I would like to thank the city council members and city manager of Beloit for passing a comprehensive vaping ordinance.
To the editor, As a parent, we worry about our kids making the right decisions, doing well in school, etc. But now we have to worry about our kids being introduced to e-cigarettes and knowing what to look for. These devices can look like a USB flash drive and the newest device looks like a Fitbit! As parents, we have a reason to be concerned, because the use of these (devices) has skyrocketed by 272 percent among middle school youth and 154 percent among high school students in the last four years.
To the editor, “The (wind) force was such that any matter capable of movement — guy wires, stays, eaves, power lines, trees and timbers — had begun to vibrate, whine and moan, each element calling out in its own characteristic voice and pitch. The … harmony of dread that anyone who has lived through a Category 4 or 5 storm can never forget ... the unrelenting awful sound is the very worst part of all.” Thus, Les Sandiford describes a hurricane.
To the editor, The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin having recently purchased property on County Highway G for a new facility has apparently stirred the ire of some people because the site contains a “historic native prairie” which these folks would like to now see preserved.