Letters to the Editor

Color of the flag

EDITOR: I was reading a Kurt Vonnegut book, and it had a racist character saying that the color white in the American flag stood for the skin color of the American people. That gave me an idea: maybe we can improve race relations in this country by changing some of the white stripes and stars ...

Help YAP help others

EDITOR: As fall provides natural beauty for us to enjoy each year, it is also a reminder of the beauty of giving that comes with the holiday season. I have been fortunate to share the kindness of others all year long but, for many, the holiday season is when it is needed most. At this time ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: The 10 helicopters carrying 60 infantrymen landed in a relatively clear area; a few small trees, high grass and scrub brush for as far as you could see. Within 10 minutes we were under enemy machine gun fire. Our company hadn’t formed up to begin the operation, so troops were ...

League says thank you for assistance

EDITOR: The League of Women Voters of Delta County would like to extend their thanks to all those who assisted us with our activities during the 2018 election season. Thank you to the Daily Press for partnering with us to produce the 2018 Voter Guide and our financial sponsors for their ...

Garden wind development

EDITOR: Thirty-six building permits issued to Heritage Sustainable Energy for Phase II of its Garden wind development are being challenged in Michigan Court of Appeals by local residents who charge that the Delta County Planning Commission failed to uphold its zoning ordinance ...

Fairbanks supervisor response

EDITOR Autumn Moores and Dan Dalgords attempt to clarify the recall election in Fairbanks Township failed miserably. I’m wondering if the petitioners even knew what they were signing and why. Garden Townships newly enacted Pole Ordinance, drafted by one of the premier municipal law firms ...

Happy with Heritage Sustainable Energy

EDITOR: As executive director of the Delta County’s Economic Development Alliance (DCEDA), it is my responsibility to carry out the function of the organization; “To lead the promotion of economic development of Delta County through the retention, expansion and attraction of business and ...

A health concern for Yoopers

EDITOR: What hidden health disorder does one out of three Yooper adults and 50 percent of the U.P. elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize that they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? Prediabetes puts them at ...

Do you stand to benefit or lose?

EDITOR: Ok, this is my question: Are you benefiting more from the 2017 tax cuts, or will you lose more from the proposed 2019 budget cuts to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, Medicaid, student financial aid, the environment, etc? The tax cut bill passed in 2017 will add $1.9 ...

Support for Butch

EDITOR: I am writing in support of Tom Butch for continued membership on the Bay College Board of Trustees. Tom knows the history of our community and Bay College. He’s been a part of its growth and achievement, serving on the board for the past many years. As Bay College moves forward ...

Facts do not seem to be the issue

EDITOR: Folks continue to ask me if I have been recalled from office as clerk of Fairbanks Township. No I continue to hold that office as Ron Collins, James Dalgord and Morgan Tatrow continue to hold their offices unless and until I am voted out of office in the November election. Efforts ...

Support Escanaba sinking fund

EDITOR: Dear Escanaba voter: Please vote on or before Nov. 6. Voting on the Escanaba Area Public Schools’ security, repairs, and technology “sinking fund” request is on the backside of the ballot. The Escanaba Board of Education is requesting taxpayer support of 1.8 mils for a four ...

Too many missing pieces

EDITOR: Every time some angry, twisted, gun-toting monster slaughters another group of innocents in a church, school, office building, bus stop, fast food restaurant or synagogue we lose more pieces of the mosaic of that which has made us a great and beautiful nation. We are slowly ...

Support for the Fairbanks Township Board

EDITOR: We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and support for the current Fairbanks Township Board — Ron Collins, Jim Dalgord, Kathryn Denholm, Joel Peterson and Linda Ranguette. They are a diverse group with different backgrounds and life experiences. They may ...

Say a prayer for this great country

EDITOR: In the late ‘60s, I wasn’t really old enough to be aware of the depth of hatred and division in the country. And I mean to use “hatred” because that term was accurate at the time. The divisions in this country were deep. Each side wanted the destroy the other. Riots in Watts, ...

Support Escanaba’s sinking fund

EDITOR: Dear neighbors, friends and citizens of Escanaba: I am asking for your consideration and your generosity. Please vote “yes” for the Escanaba Area Public Schools sinking fund millage on Nov. 6. John and I raised our five children in Escanaba. We moved here in 1978 and left in ...

Vote for conservatives

EDITOR: Recently on one of the late night Leftist talk shows, three young Democrat operatives spoke how that in 2016 they/we lost everything and that they/we could lose all again Nov. 6. These guys didn’t get the message from 2016. Folks were through with the Politically (PC) Correct world ...

Stabenow’s record was ignored

EDITOR: Your editorial of Oct. 29, 2018, supporting Senator Debbie Stabenow’s opponent in the Nov. 6 election ignores the Senator’s record over the last 18 years in the United States Senate and her lifetime of public service. Senator Stabenow, as the ranking member of the Senate ...

Say no to Escanaba school’s sinking fund

EDITOR: This letter is about the Sinking Fund the Escanaba School Board is seeking. We live in an area that is aging and many are living on a fixed income. There are few young families moving into the area because there are few good paying jobs. Our city council is concerned about low ...

Support for candidates

EDITOR: Over the past few months and years it has been my pleasure to meet and freely speak with our local candidates for public office. The ones I will cite have been open and available to discussing a variety of topics important to me. I truly felt my opinions were important to them. Ed ...