Letters to the Editor

Vote in recall election

EDITOR: With the mid-term election just weeks away it seems a good time to encourage voters to get out and make their wishes known. This is especially true for the townships of Garden and Fairbanks where recall elections are taking place. Some members of the township boards are on the ...

Respect the flag

EDITOR It will soon be time for more parades. Last year while watching the Santa Claus parade, I was really surprised and shocked at the lack of honor and respect given to our American Flag. The same was seen at the other parades in our area. Hardly anyone saluted the flag. Not many young ...

Once upon a full moon

EDITOR: From Sept. 21-25, people in China will be off from work to celebrate the Moon Festival, which will arrive on Sept. 24. Being family-oriented, gathered under the full moon, they will share food and wine, and give thanks to the ones they love. It’s likely for a wide-eyed child to ...

An apology

EDITOR: Upon reading Nino Green’s Letter to the Editor last Tuesday, before fact-checking right away, I emailed my friend John in Iowa who had sent me the quotes. John is a laid-back, apolitical, conservative, Methodist, likable, humble farmer. I told him that we had some trouble. He said, ...

Misinformation and fact checking

EDITOR: Misinformation takes more effort to correct than producing accurate information in the first place. A letter published in the Sept. 6, 2018 Daily Press claimed to quote three prominent senators making statements hostile towards the Constitution. The quotes were hyperbolic enough to ...

How fake news spreads

EDITOR: In a recent letter to the editor entitled, “Democrats Constitutional Crisis” Mike Olson uses fake news to prove his point. Attached is link showing the quotes he listed were fake. Now you know, now you as the editor need to make a comment as to this fake news and should use it as ...

Fearful of contamination

EDITOR First there was Flint, and now there’s a state-wide water crisis that includes us here, in Escanaba and Gladstone, Chemical contamination is leaching into our groundwater and the Little Bay de Noc, threatening our health and our way of life. This contamination from the Escanaba ...

Color not the issue

EDITOR In regards to Denise Young, excuse me Denise, I don’t remember saying anything about color. Just our country I was referring to a symbol of our country. Where young men and women have died defending those players rights to kneel and enable them to make millions while disrespecting, ...

Passing on misinformation

EDITOR I couldn’t believe my eyes while reading Mike Olson’s letter “Democrat’s constitutional crisis”. He obviously didn’t fact check. Nor did he list his source(s). A viral image circulating on Facebook wrongly credited three leading Democratic senators with made-up quotes ...

Fake quotes and satire

EDITOR As an avid follower of the Daily Press and other news sources, I was dismayed to read the Letter To the Editor on Sept. 6 from one of the Daily Press’ most prolific letter writers. The letter had a title of “Democrats Constitutional Crisis.” In the letter, fake quotes about the ...

A poor decision

EDITOR: A state representative is elected to represent the people. But I have seen enough of our current representative patting himself on the back to realize the only person he serves in the Michigan Legislature is himself. Beau is all too proud to have repealed prevailing wage, even ...

Guest service is important

EDITOR: An encouraging shout to you, businesses, that welcome us, customers, when we enter your doors. How good it is when you, store employers, look us in the eyes showing full attention to our needs. Courteous employers are trained guest servers that make life easier. Slogans like ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2018. There are 109 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 13, 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in western New York ended as police and ...

What it would be like to be in their skin

EDITOR: In regards to Grace Davey’s letter from Gladstone: I know I probably won’t convince her or many others regarding their dislike for the NFL players who take a knee during the National Anthem, but I would like her to just try and walk in their shoes. No, not their $1,000 Nikes, but ...

Safety in the workplace

EDITOR: Labor Day, is a day that all Americans should honor all those that labor in the various places for goods and services to improve our way of life. Many have to work in places that no human being ever had to be at. Factories were a danger to themselves but to others around the them. ...

Recycle without contamination

EDITOR: In general, recycling in Delta County, known as “Delta Wide Recycling,” has been very successful, thanks to the millage passed last year by the citizens. There is a temporary crisis looming, though. The manager, Don Pyle, recently returned from mandatory education in Nashville. ...

Delta County Forest article

EDITOR: In response to the article “Not Everyone Happy with the County Forest” on Aug., 27, 2018. Quote under photo. “There was never anything between me and him (Randy King) absolutely nothing” Rory Mattson DCDED So not true. Apparently the DCD Executive Director Rory Mattson ...

Showing true colors

EDITOR Duty, honor, integrity. The basic traits of our military. Our present Commander in Chief lacks all of these. He has shown his true colors in dealing with the death of the honorable John McCain. As all America mourns, our Commander in Chief shows his personal disrespect for a great ...

Quit damaging portable restrooms

EDITOR This letter is to thank the city of Escanaba for providing portable restrooms in and around Ludington Park. I and my dog walk nearly every day in the park and I on occasion need to access these facilities. What I don’t understand is why some members of the public think it is ...

Suggestions for the U.P. State Fair

EDITOR Having just returned from your beautiful Upper Peninsula and attending the U.P. State Fair, I want to share my fair experience with you. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 I attended the fair with a local resident who walks with the aid of a cane and who has a handicapped parking permit ...