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On Milton High School’s new esports team: Way to go Milton School District! Not every student is into or able to participate in the typical extracurricular activities like athletics, music and academics offered in HS. Variety is key so each student has an opportunity to get involved.

—Heather Zak

Awful. Let’s stop encouraging laziness.

—Aaron Schoelzel

I guess the Milton School Board will want a new referendum to build a bigger esports facility.

—Chris Masse

On Janesville’s second murder this year: Rest in peace, Christine Scaccia-Lubeck. Hope your murderers suffer miserable lives until their deaths!

—Jen Blum

Wow! Over 30 stab wounds? That’s crazy! I hope that they don’t give them ANY type of plea bargains.

—Kathy Patrick

On Monday story about overdose death: It’s very sad to see what heroin has done to our community. The ripple effect of this drug is everlasting. We need harsher penalties for the dealers and more availability of treatment, even for people who don’t have a dime. Yes, I know everyone’s worried about their tax dollars helping addicts, but never forget this kid could be your child.

—Jenny Elizabeth

Beneath the tranquil surface of denial lurks a ravenous leviathan, the disease of addiction. Unlike our society, the disease of addiction knows no prejudice. Praying for those battling this horrible disease.

—Melissa Johnston

And yet people want drugs legalized?! Even marijuana kills brain cells faster. Rock County keeps bringing in tons of bars and taverns, yet they wonder why there’s so much alcoholism or can’t control it.

—Sabrina Rusch

Legalization may not be the answer, but decriminalization, coupled with treatment of addicts and a law enforcement strategy focused on suppliers rather than users, has helped Portugal, which has one of the lowest overdose rates in the world.

—Justin Eastman

On Saturday ugly sweater run: My cat sweater lights up and meows, and it’s not an ugly sweater.

—Angela Hoag

On Roy Moore’s defeat Tuesday: Good for the state of Alabama.


Good to see Moore defeated. Whether that translated to the landslide the Democrats pray for is another question. After all, how many more instances of accusations of child molestations can the Democrats count on?

—Bill Schuldt

Bill Schuldt, Moore is all the Dems need. The weight of the RNC’s and Trump’s endorsement of this person will hang around their necks like an anchor.


On Thursday editorial, “School board to teachers: You pay”: Teachers buy supplies for students all the time. But that is just the beginning. We buy books to use in reading groups, items for crafts and art projects and needed materials for science experiments. We buy staplers, markers and stickers. We buy furniture, carpets and lighting for our rooms. We buy tons of Clorox wipes, storage containers, mittens, gloves and food items. You name it, we buy it. The $250 deduction doesn’t begin to cover what I spend in a year.

—Deb Caldwell

Do the parents of your students not help out? Out of curiosity, if you send a wish list of items needed in the classroom throughout the year, how many parents send stuff back with their children? As a parent, I send as much as I can and buy double (sometimes triple) the supply list at the beginning of the year to give to the teacher.

—Jessica Spence

Not all parents can afford to help pick up that tab. It’s part of the supply list we’ve received. We have four kids, so we would have to figure out how to budget in all the requested extra supplies, like baggies, Clorox wipes, Expo markers, red pens, tissues, hand sanitizer, printer paper, envelopes, paper towels, ear buds, etc.

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