Letter: Chopping trash on Highway 29 into bits makes it worse
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To the editor:
How sad to see the city or state crews mow the ditch on Highway 29 and make an even bigger mess after they finished!
My wife and I moved to the area about three years ago and were/are saddened by the amount of trash on Highway 29 between downtown and I-94. It makes no sense to expend resources to worsen a situation.
Why not have city/state maintenance people clean the area first before chopping it to bits, hence, creating an even bigger mess? Or how about contacting Adopt-a-Highway volunteers to first clean the area!
Jim Walters, EdD
A trash picker-upper