Letters to the Editor

'$38,000 raised to aid Hospice'

October 07, 2019 at 9:27 am

The 11th and final Hospice Breakfast at Skip's Friendly Village took place on August 26 with $38,000 raised to benefit Beloit Regional Hospice.We cannot really begin to explain how much this event means to our organization. The financial im...

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'Traffic barrels a major pain'

October 07, 2019 at 9:27 am

Both of us want to comment on the lack of getting the "lovely" construction barrels removed from Prairie Avenue. This "crew" has been finished with almost everything, save a few minor spots. And yet, these "obstacles" continue to be left up...

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'Stand up for our farmers'

September 23, 2019 at 9:35 am

Our lawmakers in Washington must demand that President Trump end his trade wars with China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Wisconsin farmers are facing extinction from retaliatory tariffs on corn, soybeans, dairy products, cranberri...

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'School tests not a complete picture'

September 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

I write to offer a comment about a recent front page article by Hillary Gavan on the test scores of Beloit Public Schools.First, a bit of my background. I have taught on three continents. Most of my career as an educator was at the middle s...

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Featured letter Railroading young men into mass incarceration

September 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

I attended a sentencing hearing for three African American students, one being my great nephew.The crime: They along with a white female student left school during lunch. During their outing, there was sexual activity.The sentence: The Afri...

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'Hire from within fire department'

September 16, 2019 at 9:55 am

To our city of Beloit officials, and to the people of Beloit.Why would you pay a firm to look for a new chief of the Beloit Fire Department?I wrote a letter a few years back on this same subject. I hope you know our firemen risk their lives...

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'Dangers of e-cigarettes'

September 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

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 a...

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'Moose closed Caritas gap'

September 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

On August 10, something wonderful happened at The Beloit Moose Lodge #191.The members there hosted the Caritas "The 45" finale. It was the official finish of a fundraiser celebrating the 45 years that Caritas Food Pantry has worked to "clos...

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'Restricting ways of communication'

September 16, 2019 at 10:01 am

In the Beloit Daily News of Thursday, September 5 a story about discipline in the schools appeared on the front page.The article itself presents some troubling information. The exchange between the reporter and the superintendent was very d...

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'One tragedy is too many'

September 16, 2019 at 10:07 am

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. I encourage everyone to please review the warning signs at Rock County Wisconsin Crisis Intervention Brochure.If you are thinking of harming yourself or you know of someone who is thinking of...

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