Covenant Lutheran Church is the latest facility in town to install a hearing loop to help those who are hard of hearing. This new loop at Covenant allows parishioners who are hard of hearing to once again take part in services. There are now four facilities in Stoughton that have installed h…

The Oct. 25 edition headline screamed, in 50 point type, that the mayor proposes a tax cut for the 2019 fiscal budget. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, few, if anyone, will see a tax cut in their property taxes.

I’d like to know where Mr. Burull gets (or doesn’t get) his news from that he can be so unaware of the hypocrisy, bigotry, lies, obstruction and obfuscation of Donald Trump and the Republican Party that he can claim they have the moral high ground.

Imagine a very large corporation, one with a $76 billion budget, that doesn’t have a comptroller or treasurer. That corporation is the State of Wisconsin and we were within a whisker of not having an office to “watch the books” when citizens voted in April by a margin of 62 percent to 38 per…

I have been disturbed by recent letters to the editor that imply we should only value the opinions of people who fall into a restrictive set of demographics. Most people in Stoughton are not Norwegian, and many are not Christian, but they are all your neighbors and vital members of our commu…

Last winter, conservatives were deriding Democrats as being snowflakes. Suddenly Bob Burull, Fox News and the Republican Party establishment are telling us we should be terrified of Democrats, as if they were some kind of marauding horde.

I am the father of many daughters and of many granddaughters, and of two great-granddaughters. So while I am instinctively an upland-north, midwestern Norwegian-American patriarchal male – surrounded as I am by so many strong women (us minority males are pretty strong too), I would not get a…

The entire premise of a minimum wage, when it was introduced, was to create a minimum standard of living to protect the overall health and well-being of employees. Essentially, a single wage earner should be able to support a family and living expenses, regardless of the full time job. Howev…

Campaigning for Governor is starting and Walker wants to look good.

That is the lament from many visitors and residents of Stoughton. I believe the lack of a transportation infrastructure serving Stoughton is a drag on the economic development of the city. Stoughton Transit serves a limited constituency and is not a complete system.

Sometimes when old friends or family from far away comes to visit us in Stoughton, they ask me why we chose to retire in a state known for its cold and icy winters and in a small city near Madison, where we resided a mere five years while working and attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We would like to thank the Stoughton Courier Hub and Amber Levenhagen for the article promoting the Alzheimer’s Association comedy benefit show. We would also like to thank the Stoughton VFW and Jean Torgrimsen for generously donating the space for this event.

I’m writing today to thank the Courier Hub for their recent feature on Aligning Stars and to make a clarification that I am in no way severing ties with the high school theatre department.

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