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In the July 29 Mount Horeb Mail, Tim White wrote recommending the state quit collecting surcharges on Electric Vehicles. He only tells part of the story re the benefits of EV’s. The current Administration has promised we will be 50 percent EV’s in this country by 2030. A laudable goal. There will...
It would seem that the one thing that they Norsk address with their financials is where the net operating revenue is. The fact that they are net positive at the end of the year is great and they grew revenue in 2020 which a lot of places can’t say.  They are a non-profit entity that has a lot of...
It is estimated that Wisconsin citizens own approximately 81,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids. Each pays a unique annual surcharge ($75 per hybrid and $100 per EV) to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, providing $6.21 million dollars of annual revenue. The legislation that led to these...
Just for the record, I’m a lifelong independent (and former cartographer, UW-La Crosse). I’m discouraged when I hear people say, “we should do nothing in the coming post census map restructuring because all political parties create unfair voting maps.” Partisan gerrymandering allows political...
I was looking for bull riding events at a county fair when I noticed something else listed: “Rabbit judging.” I’ve been judging humans for years now, and it occurred to me that I might want to judge other species, too. We could stand around and mutter to one another: “I can’t believe she’s wearing...
Dear editor, When most Wisconsin voters elect legislators from a political party, shouldn’t that party lead the Senate or Assembly?   In states like ours where legislators draw their own political boundaries after each census, majority parties naturally try to skew maps in their favor.  By 2011...
The 16th annual Mt. Horeb Alumni Golf Outing was a huge success again this year.  We would like to thank all of you who participated in this event as over 90 alumni and basketball fans gathered for golf and/or the social that followed.  Alumni from graduating classes in the 1960’s to 2020 were...
Over the past few weeks, investigations in the Cardinal Hickory Creek transmission line (CHC) Appeal have begun digging deeper into allegations against former Public Service Commissioner Michael Huebsch.  On June 26, facing court demands to reveal more information, the transmission owners made a...
Bottlebrush grass is an interesting find in a moist, deciduous woods. Grasses generally are not common plant types in forests, however. This plant’s flowering spike it recognizable, with its inch-long spikelets noting the plant’s namesake. So attractive is this display that it is sometimes sought...
Dear Editor, Few would deny the sense of awe evoked when looking up at a gem-filled sky or catching a falling star. Sadly our connection with the stars is limited by light pollution,  major culprits of which are businesses who elect to bathe the night sky with their garish lights and advertisements...

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