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On Sunday story about local food deserts: The guy in this story used to shop at Pick ‘n Save but now has to shop for convenience food at the Five Points? Sentry is just up the road. Go there.

—Joe From Wisconsin

“Food desert” is merely another term of art for infantalizing certain demographics. Leftists commit such infantalizing in a perverse effort to feel good about themselves. They do this to the detriment of the infantalized.


We need a grocery store on our side of town. Hopefully people’s voices will be heard and we are made to feel like we matter.

—Jennifer Shaw

Do you know how angry this makes me?! City leaders, get your act together. Get a store on the south side. Too many without easy transportation for hauling food live “down” here.

—Connie Golden

I disagree. Anyone who has true need has access to Foodshare, and they can go to ALDI and eat healthy. They CHOOSE not to. I have worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart, and they eat garbage.

—Tina Ferguson

How do you suppose those who are in need for healthy food get to ALDI? More than likely, they don’t have the means to transportation.

—Sara Fisher-Schumacher

Certain population areas simply don’t choose healthy food, regardless of availability at a low cost.

— philosophyofliberty

On death of former school district spokesman: Howard Gage inspired me to dream big when I was a very impressionable teenager. An amazing man who touched the lives of many! He definitely left his mark on this earth.

—Brett A. Grant

On Wednesday column, “The festering mess that is Illinois”: One thing Illinois got right was tollways. Charging people to drive on those roads has had absolutely zero negative effects whatsoever on that state. Wisconsin could easily solve their budget problems with the astronomical money that could be gained with tolling.


On latest high-profile people accused of sexual harassment: It seems ironic that the majority of individuals dismissed or under fire for inappropriate behavior recently are stalwarts of the Democratic Party who champions themselves as the party that supports women.


On Sunday editorial, “Milton should view problem from new angle”: When the district lines are redrawn, Milton can once again be a nice school not worried about keeping up with the Joneses. Do the right thing and redraw the line as Janesville kids deserve to go to Janesville schools. It’s about the kids, right?


Building a new school makes sense. It made sense in 2007 and will make sense in the near future because the reality of overcrowding and not being able to service all students exists in Milton. This isn’t “fake news,” people. When the old car starts to nickel and dime you, you get a shiny new one. You don’t keep repairing it.


On Monday “thumbs down” to eggnog: I’ve never seen anyone with such a hate-on for anything as innocuous as eggnog before. Perhaps one of the editors suffered a childhood trauma involving a glass of nog? Now that would be a story worth hearing!


Northman, I think that “thumbs down” was tongue-in-cheek. But if they start disrespecting Tom and Jerry’s, there will be hell to pay.


On city of Janesville passing 2018 budget: Whoa! Significant percentage increases in both property and city taxes. And just think, if the GOP passes their tax bill, these won’t even be deductible on federal taxes. So an increase in income taxes, too. I’m sorry for all those on fixed incomes. Janesville is not going to become more attractive to house hunters.

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