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Facebook and Google have become the de facto regulators of news and speech – deciding what content people see and when. Their dominating control over how we communicate has serious implications for Freedom of Press and our broader rights under the First Amendment. To be sure, the First Amendment...
Dear editor, On behalf of the PFLAG Mt. Horeb Executive Board, I would like to thank the Evangelical Lutheran Church Youth Group for having a car wash/bake sale fundraiser to benefit PFLAG Mt. Horeb. Your day of service will have a significant impact on our ability to provide education, support and...
Challenges ahead for local schools Dear Mount Horeb Area School District residents,   We are entering into the second year of $0 increases to per student funding from the State of Wisconsin. News reports proclaiming 40-year high inflation rates absolutely impact your schools. Such headlines have...
To the editor of the Mount Horeb Mail, In recent weeks the Mount Horeb Mail has published letters to the editor from Linda Fariss and Todd Gundlach in support of using available village funds and park space for the construction of dedicated Pickleball courts in Mount Horeb.  This is an idea whose...
I’m voting for Mike Bare in the primary for the 80th Assembly seat.  I’m impressed by his unmatched list of accomplishments and the endorsements of 50 local officials.   Mike Bare is a Progressive who matches the traditions of this district set by Russ Feingold, Tammy Baldwin and Mark Pocan. We are...
Things are troubling in the State Capitol right now. We need legislators who know what they’re doing, can get things done, and won’t be intimidated. My friend Mike Bare is running for State Assembly and he will be that kind of legislator. Mike and I worked together for Russ Feingold for many years...
On a beautiful evening recently I had a few friends over for smoked trout and grilled venison brats.  Among the assembled were my market gardener neighbors Chad and Nadia, of Ducks in a Row Farm near Arena, and their beautiful kids Charlie (five) and Beatrix (“Bea”), closing in on three.  Bea LOVES...
Dear editor, For many years, Badger Prairie Needs Network has been helping our neighbors struggling with poverty. This effort requires our community working together. Thank you to everyone who helps. You make BPNN possible. The effort also requires government support. I write to thank Joe Parisi...
I am in support of Linda Farriss and her assessment of the current status of Pickleball in Mt. Horeb, as stated in the July 21 Mt. Horeb Mail.  Additional information may be of concern to the community in this regard.  The condition of the tennis courts at Viking Park have been a safety concern for...
I am writing in support of Mike Bare for Assembly. I have been impressed with the breadth of his experience  I believe he has what it will take to serve us well in the Assembly and here are a few reasons why   During his service on the Dane County Board, he has focused on helping those who are...

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