Letter to the Editor: Henkel urges voters to support farming and growth
April 3 is the date for an important spring election, when Wood County will select new county board supervisors. Those supervisors will guide Wood County forward — or hold the county back. It is important that informed voters get out and vote.
Over the past four or five years things have been tumultuous in our community as one special interest group tries to halt progress and farming all by shouting about water. These folks, in various names and guises, oppose farming, oppose sand mining, oppose many things and have defaced our county with anti-farming signs which have caused some economic possibilities to go elsewhere, due to the negative attitude those signs convey. They have recently “endorsed” candidates who will also share this narrow view.
While I am retiring from county board this month, I have chaired the Conservation, Education and Economic Development committee for 10 years. I have seen these negatives affect our county. Help Wood County move forward: vote for candidates who support farming and economic growth. I urge you to vote for our future, for farming, and for a balanced approach. Choose Lance Pliml, District 16; Brian Slinkman, District 10; Brad Kremer, district 8 and Donna Rozar, District 2 when you vote April 3.
Wood County Supervisor