Letters to the Editor

Politically correct college life

EDITOR: Football, Greeks, Western Civilization Has college life changed much in past years? The PC (Politically Correct) police are now in charge. Parents - -beware of where you send your college-age children. Over 90 percent of of professors today claim to be liberal, progressive and ...

Concerns about parental rights case

EDITOR: This is an open letter to Michigan’s Delta County Prosecutor Philip Strom. Several concerns have become public regarding how, you, Prosecutor Strom, have handled the highly publicized case regarding two little girls and their final custody. I, too, have more questions. It seems ...

New jail nothing to celebrate

EDITOR: I agree with Carl Arko in his response to celebrating the construction on a new jail. Shame on us for celebrating a new lockup for our citizens. Our, meaning you and me our daughters and sons. I mentioned my views to a police officer and he said a jail is to punish the offender, not ...

A senior’s thoughts

EDITOR: I have lived a long time and have seen our Democratic and Republican Presidents come and go. I offer my humble opinion of those I admired. I had great respect for President Truman and President J.F. Kennedy. I have great respect for Reagan and surely consider us to be very fortunate ...

There is nothing wrong with being a rich person

EDITOR: Oct 7 Daily Press, page 7A, World/National. First article is about the President (you know, Donald Trump) and his tax plan. In a nutshell, the Associated Press writer’s opinion is that it’s a tax cut for the rich 1 percent. Those “evil rich people.’ The poor will only see an ...

Children are safe and thriving

EDITOR: I am expressing my heartfelt thank you to all of our community that supported and encouraged me and my office in the termination of parental rights on behalf of the sweet, innocent, loving girls ... Natalie and Sarah. It was a tough battle against the system, the prosecutor and the ...

Wisdom of the crowd

EDITOR: I want to title this letter as “Wisdom of the Crowd.” I know its a new show that has come out, but let’s think about this. What has been happening in our country is abominable and literally disgusting. It’s time “We the People” stand and fight against the evil, but we have ...

Protecting your right to bear arms

EDITOR: On Sept. 19 three delegates from Delta County Gun Owners Association travelled to Lansing at the request of Senator Tom Casperson to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding foster care and gun rights. Robert Petersen, Bill Hawley and Doug Rasmussen met with Senator ...

Questions about parental rights case

EDITOR: I found Prosecutor Strom’s recent editorial regarding his role in child protection cases peculiar. He mentioned the recent Rapid River case and that he had to wait six or 12 months before he could file to terminate the parental rights. A quick check of child protection law in ...

Fan of cart idea

EDITOR: In the near future, another grocery store will be opening its doors here. For those who have never shopped at an Aldi’s Market, say down in Green Bay, you are going to be in for a surprise when it comes to their grocery cars. They have come up with a system that never leaves carts ...

New jail worth every penny

EDITOR: I wish to respond to Carl Arko’s letter that appeared in the Press. As one of those public officials on hand for the groundbreaking of our new jail, I can say with a clear mind that I’m proud of our community. As a county commissioner and a public servant I am proud of the ...

If you don’t vote, someone else will

EDITOR: Did you know that nearly 1 in 4 Americans is not registered to vote? Voter registration is the key to engaging all Americans in the political process. Tuesday, Sept. 26, was National Voter Registration Day. While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ...

Jail groundbreaking no reason to celebrate

EDITOR: Today the Daily Press featured a front page photograph of public officials “celebrating” a groundbreaking “ceremony” for a prison as a “great day for the citizens of Delta County. The accompanying article quotes attending officials as happy to borrow $17.9 million to ...

Accept Donald Trump was elected President

EDITOR: At some point, half of the country, and the main stream media, are going to have to accept the fact that Donald Trump was elected President on Nov. 8, 2016. Perhaps not. According to some, the planet Niburu is going to collide with Earth and bring on the Rapture. Sounds kind of hard ...

Put mining issue on agenda

EDITOR: I am worried and I speak for many others that are also worried. We want to know how the MDEQ will let the Aquila Mine self-regulate their pollution. Who will oversee that they do so properly and speedily? Will they test the waters daily? Will they then shut the mine down at once if ...

Appeal in parental rights case hard to believe

EDITOR: Tony, I applaud your letter to the editor dated Sept. 11, 2017, in defense of the two little girls from Rapid River. I find it hard to believe that the prosecutor is going to appeal on behalf of the parents. I do not understand why charges have not been brought against them for child ...

5th Avenue used to be quiet

EDITOR: When my husband and I moved here in August 2005, it was a quiet residential street with a 25 mph speed limit Even though there are three assisted living/nursing homes and a school in the area, it stayed that way until about five or six years ago. Now we have cars using 5th Avenue to ...

Wishes on Wheels gives needy students tools for success

EDITOR: Families in Delta County that needed some assistance buying school supplies and backpacks for last week’s return to the classroom got some help from the community through the annual Wishes on Wheels project. Area businesses, Kix Country Radio, GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club and ...

Prosecutor not protecting children

EDITOR: How bad do things need to be, before the care for victims comes first? Our community has recently watched two little girls get a fresh start, a chance to turn their lives around. Their parents threw out their family rights long ago. They want a second chance? and our local prosecutor ...

Verso faces challenges, but has a great team

Editor’s note: This letter was written in response to a letter to the editor by union president Steve Benoit, which was published in the Aug. 31 edition of the Daily Press. — — — EDITOR: I’ve spent most of my career in the paper industry and have seen many economic ups and ...