Arts, entertainment and culture are a vital part of the fabric of our communities. Wisconsin currently ranks last in the nation in per-capita arts funding, and we need to do more to help further generations.
Opinion: Democracy threatened globally
What is the condition of our democracy and do we continue to be committed to maintaining the principles that underlie the rule of law?
If you are struggling to understand this, you are not alone.
Green shoots are reward for managing farming’s problems
Megan, a zealous second-year farmer here at Old Plank, recently asked me to start writing again. She also suggested I take up running with burros, but there’s a donkey shortage around here and I’m not in the mood for running anyway. But I’ll humor the writing request.
Critical farm workers often trapped, exploited
Immigrants, most of them undocumented, now perform 80% of the labor on Wisconsin dairy farms. There is a fascinating, human story in the relationship between the Mexican workers who come here to earn money to build homes and businesses back in Mexico and the farmers who depend on their labor on Wisconsin dairy farms.
Letter to the editor: In Sheboygan, the Buck Stops Where?
In a fit of anti-establishment zeal, residents of Talkeetna, Alaska got a cat elected mayor. Yes, a moody, disinterested creature without compassion or thumbs.
In Sheboygan, the mayoral bar is so low that local powerbrokers had no trouble boosting an ambitious Ryan Sorenson as a progressive change-driver and novelty item: Wisconsin’s youngest mayor.
Beacon survey: Battle of the Burgers
This survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! Results will be published in the Oct. 4 issue of The Beacon.
Looking back: ‘Herb’ charts Kohler path
Editor’s note: In recognition of the passing of Herbert V. Kohler Jr. on Sept. 3, 2022, The Review is republishing the following excerpt of our story from 50 years ago – July 20, 1972 – shortly after he was named Chairman and CEO of Kohler Company at age 33.
Opinion: Ballot dropbox ban too extreme
Among the many highlights of living in Town Rhine used to be the opportunities to visit the town hall and cast our votes.
At 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 5 there was a new twist, however, which disturbed and confused us.
Wisconsin Supreme Court reverses decades of legal precedent to weaken open records law
The Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a ruling earlier this month that open government advocates say deals “a body blow to the state’s traditions of open government” and encourages public agencies to work in greater secrecy.
‘We stand at the edge of an abyss, and must pull back’
Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) is a member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The following is an excerpt from her June 29 speech […]