Hearts & Darts

Every week, the Ripon Commonwealth Press runs Hearts & Darts and/or Quote of the Week on one of its opinion pages.

Here is what made Hearts & Darts for the April 22 2021 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

Adam Sonntag

Adam Sonntag


To the fresh eyes of Ripon City Administrator Adam Sonntag who, despite being new on the job, recently uncovered a provision in the city ordinances regarding employee cost-sharing and contribution-levels of benefits that contravenes current city policy. Sonntag told Common Council members that City Attorney Lud Wurtz recommends the discrepancy be cleared up by repealing the ordinance.

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To those who view traffic signs as fair game to advertise their event or business. A sign offering “cash for junk cars” had been posted this past winter to a stop sign at the northeast corner of county highways A and K. Such visual litter distracts drivers at a moment when they should be thinking of nothing but staying safe. And anything that compromises traffic safety can result in more junk cars, which may just be the advertiser’s intent.


To U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson for pledging to vote to uphold a ban on congressional earmarks, which enable representatives and senators to propose pet projects that bypass the normal merit-based congressional appropriations process. The Oshkosh Republican this week signed a letter pledging his commitment to keep the congressional ban on earmarks. He added his signature alongside 13 fellow GOP senators promising they “will not participate in an inherently wasteful spending practice that is prone to serious abuse.”

Do you have a Heart or Dart you want to submit for consideration in next week's paper and online story? Send it to news@riponpress.com. Pictures are welcome as well.

Darts attacking specific individuals or local businesses will not be allowed.

(4) comments

Dale Failor

You can't be serious, a heart to Ron Johnson, he deserves a dart, when he resigns then he will deserve a heart.

Mark Alexander

Seriously are you kidding me? Ron Johnson has permanently removed himself from being added to and hearts list and its pathetic riponpress commends him when he has been despicable, at least borderline racist and has been trumps lying rubber stamp on numerous heinous atrocities. Backing every made up slanderous attack trump has made . Ron Johnson is the epitome of scummy "swamp"politician. He should be run out of our state and our country. And that's the best result he deserves. He should be in prision

Russell Beier

I agree, Ron Johnson has done nothing to support the Fox Valley as in means of programs, and the City of Oshkosh needs major improvements, the City looks like a run down dump!

Russell Beier

I also would like to add, I$! from Green Bay to Appleton needs to be 3 lanes both ways, what about the sale of Pacur, and Bemis to Outside offshore business. One should look at the merger of Bemis, Alcan, and KC with AMCOR. Us Bemis employees got the raw end of deal all the way around.

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