A Letter to the Editor in the Nov. 27 Tomahawk Leader
To The Editor:
My community pride compels me to respond to the letter written by Lynda Marquardt in the Tomahawk Leader on Nov. 6, regarding the over generalization of the people from Tomahawk.
I moved here, with my husband a little over two years ago. The first thing I noticed about Tomahawk was how giving this small community is. The people are friendly and the food here is fantastic. It, by far, outshines the larger cities we’ve lived in.
First of all I would like to say to the Spooner Rails how sorry I am that this happened to you. I can only hope, whoever stole your belongings are caught and prosecuted!
Ms. Marquardt, how lucky you are to live in Spooner, where you can leave your car keys in the car. Sleep with the windows open and the doors unlocked, and never have any crime where someone’s belongings are stolen. Your taxes must be lower, too, since you do not have any need for a police station and its staff.
Obviously, this isn’t the case, since 80 thefts and 12 burglaries have been committed in Spooner, in 2006 (according to the Spooner Police Department). Sadly, the total for this year was not available at this time. This year, in Tomahawk we experienced a horrific crime apparently committed by a Rhinelander man. Do we hate or put down their whole town? No! In fact, the theft on your school bus, in our school parking lot, might have been committed by someone other than a resident of Tomahawk. Regardless, it is a shame, that it happened.
It saddens me to think that you would attack, and have ill will toward our football team, and their upcoming game. I could never imagine doing the same, if the game was played in Spooner, and it was our school bus that was burglarized in your school parking lot. Remember, sportsmanship is a two-way street.
Hopefully, your letter will not spread a negative message to our wonderful communities, and to our talented football teams. We need to work together, rather than be torn apart.