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Letters to the editor: Support an Esko frame of mind


August 7, 2020

The recent discussion about the “Eskomos” nickname brings a related topic to mind: numerous past proposals to officially rename Thomson Township to Esko Township. The last time was a few years ago and by one of the town’s stalwarts — the late Davis Helberg — in order to honor the town’s heritage. The town board was very supportive, but state statute requires 50 percent (plus one) of the registered voters total number to sign a petition requesting the action. It was suggested at a board meeting that petitions be made available at the town hall during the upcoming elections. The...

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