Letters to the Editor

Anti-Trump message

EDITOR: The State of Michigan voted for Donald Trump. The Upper Peninsula was overwhelmingly in support of Trump. Us folks in the Upper Midwest are the ones that Hillary called the “basket of deplorables.” We are the ones that Barack Obama said were “clinging to our guns and our ...

Gun violence and the Second Amendment

EDITOR: I would like to address the letter submitted by Mr. Green regarding the root cause of increased gun violence in the United States. He accurately stated there were 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by guns in the U.S. in 2017. His logic — or attempt at it — states ...

Gun laws taking deadly path

EDITOR: According to the Gun Violence Archive, a not for profit corporation that provides online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence, 6,509 deaths and 12,767 injuries have been caused by gunfire in the United States in 2017. The response has been the removal of ...

Support the Delta Animal Shelter

EDITOR: Looking at the four newborn kittens in my doorway, I don’t know what to do. None of my friends want any cat. I already have five. When my family lived in China, we were constantly running from the war — by train, ship, wagon, or on foot. The grownups carried their chosen ...

Hostility toward the media

EDITOR: An article on the May 29 Daily Press blames hostility toward reporters on Donald Trump and Fox News. I think the Big Media and their Democrat allies don’t like it when their would gets rocked and that’s just what Trump and Fox News did. If you believe Fox is completely right ...

Enbridge… again

EDITOR: Enbridge, Enbridge, Enbridge….more bad press. It just never ends does it? Now you have been cited for taking shortcuts. On June 1, 2017, the Detroit Free Press disclosed that “Sixteen sections of underwater oil and gas pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac were found unsupported ...

Freedoms of press/speech

EDITOR: Andy Heller, weekly columnist, wrote a column entitled, “Shame On Us” in the Daily Press Wednesday, June 1. There he expressed that we should be ashamed because we are not concerned about the limits that folks might be making on the freedom of the press. Ashamed? We should not ...

City manager search

EDITOR: Is there something going on that the residents of Escanaba need to know about? This goes way back in the archives and now we are still in the same situation. We have a vacancy in the city manager’s position. And time is running out. Someone was “hired”, sort of, to fill the ...

New use for jail

EDITOR: With there being a homeless population here in Escanaba, and the building of a new jail here in Delta County. One might wonder why not have the old jail used as a year around homeless shelter serving those people here in the area. That is my idea as a possible use for the old county ...

Maybe no one has the answer to climate change

EDITOR: I would like to respond to Brian Black who said Congressman Jack Bergman didn’t have an answer to global warming/climate change, just maybe no one has the answer to climate change/global warming. In the past 150 years the planet has warmed by 0.87 degrees. Last Ice Age was ...

Don’t sabotage Krusin Klassics’ Fun Run

EDITOR: I’ve been watching this for years and its built up to a point where I feel the need to rant. How cheap and petty can the Escanaba city officials get? Seems they’ve just got to find a way to not only capitalize upon, but sabotage Krusin Klassics’ Fun Run every year as well. At ...

Marketplace delay

EDITOR: Eight months late, how many thousands of dollars over the original bid, and the contractor is “pleased” with the progress. Aldi’s may be open before the Marketplace! This should be unacceptable to anyone in Escanaba. At least it should be unacceptable to those running the show. ...

Concerned about future

EDITOR: We elected a clown — don’t be surprised we now have a circus. Donald Trump’s only life experience is as a New York City landlord. He hasn’t one skill or personal attribute that would make him a fit world leader, he has no filter on his mouth, his egomania is apparent in every ...

Don’t vote for Bergman again

EDITOR: May 4th, 2017, is the day our conservative 1st U.S. District Congressman, Jack Bergman, voted to take healthcare away from 24 million Americans, increase rates for persons with pre-existing conditions to as high as $25,700 a year according to AARP and some with cancer up to $140,000 ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: The mortar rounds began hitting about midnight. I was caught in the open, so just dropped flat to the ground — too many had been wounded or killed seeking the safety of a bunker during a base camp shelling. The enemy mortar team was walking the rounds in. I could audibly place their ...

Where is the evidence?

EDITOR: I must take exception to the editorial by Richard Clark published on May 17. I consider Richard Clark to be a friend, and we often eat lunch together. He describes himself as a liberal, and I am pretty sure that I am a conservative. In his third paragraph, Clark expresses an idea ...

Celebrate true meaning of patriotic holidays

EDITOR: Two of out nation’s patriotic holidays are upon us — Memorial Day and Flag Day. Memorial Day seems to be losing it original meaning and Flag Day is all but forgotten. School ending or the beginning of the “summer” season isn’t what Memorial Day is all about. Many, if not ...

When will they learn

EDITOR: Remember Pete Seeger’s great song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” and its ominous warning, “when will they ever learn?” This is precisely what the pro-Trump people should be asking themselves today. it’s very clear that Trump’s arrogance, hypocrisy, and down right ...

Stop for pedestrians

EDITOR: As I relaxed in an establishment at 13th and Ludington enjoying a beverage that I had just dispensed for myself as a customer and watching the traffic go by, I saw an older lady guiding a wheelchair with a passenger attempting to use the crosswalk to cross Ludington Street. She and ...

No pay to play disc golf

EDITOR: I’m writing in regards to the article “Changes planned at Pioneer Trail Park.“ The article quotes Rory Mattson saying “It was always the intention to charge for the course, from day one. Public service groups who financially contributed to the courses creation did so on the ...