Letters to the Editor

Response to Heritage letter

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Daniel Dalgord’s recent letter to the Daily Press regarding the Delta County zoning ordinance and the setback requirements the ordinance has established for wind turbines. The existing zoning ordinance was last amended in 2015. The amendment process ...

Marijuana and NFL don’t mix

EDITOR: I am a Boy Scout in the Escanaba-Gladstone area. I am also a football player and a big fan of watching football every Sunday. What I dislike about the NFL (National Football League) is suspensions for drug violations. Marijuana highlights the top of the list of drugs. Most players ...

Protection of property rights

EDITOR: I am writing in response to Bart Hautala’s letter to the Daily Press titled, “Misinformation about Heritage.” I am a fourth generation farmer who has not signed a lease with Heritage Sustainable Energy. I am not for or against wind turbines. I just want to protect my property ...

Right to the truth

EDITOR: The goal of my letter about Ms. Kossow Nov. 8 letter was to demonstrate Ms. Kossow was factually wrong in her assertions and media bias. The definition of the word “opinion” was at the beginning of my letter and was very clear. Too bad some of you didn’t read it ...

Ignoring God

EDITOR: Congratulations on the birth section in the Nov. 14, 2017, Daily Press. Eight beautiful children have been welcomed into the world. It is interesting that each child is designated as a boy or girl. Not one is declared something different. How could they know? “So God created ...

Diabetes Awareness

EDITOR: November is Diabetes Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “You are the center of your diabetes care team”. Part of the team is a diabetes educator. All persons with diabetes should see a diabetes educator yearly as recommended by the American Association of Diabetes ...

Too much coverage

EDITOR: “Who is abusing who?” Will we have to listen to “Who Groped Who” under the guise of “24 hour news” for the next 10 years? Enough is enough! Maybe a citizen should sue the networks for subjecting us to such verbal and sometimes “pictorial” abuse. This has to stop. ...

Pornography a problem

EDITOR: Sexual harassment, sexual assault, prostitution, and pornography are on the rise. Sex trafficking, child pornography, and sex crimes are in the headlines. Men are not speaking out enough against this infestation. Men of integrity must stand up and protect women and children. Boys ...

Enough is enough

EDITOR: (A response to a letter written by Tim DeClaire, Nov. 11, 2017, Daily Press) Let me state one thing right off the bat. This Daily Press is not a biased media outlet. I want to set you strait Tim on your opinion and common belief. You can state all the reports you want, but let me ...

Women, men taking a stand

EDITOR: I’m very disturbed by all of the stories that are coming out of the woodwork on sexual harassment and sexual assault cases all over the news. The sad thing is that those stories that are aired on TV aren’t even close to the amount of cases that have not been reported or ...

Wrong location for drug rehab center

EDITOR: I saw the article on the front page of the Nov. 14, 2017, paper and was shocked to see that the city approved a drug rehabilitation center next to a daycare - preschool and two schools. What were people on the planning commission thinking? A previous request was denied on close to ...

Misinformation about Heritage

EDITOR: I’m writing in response to Stuart Craig’s letter titled “Wind Farm Concerns” that was recently published. Once again HSE finds itself defending against the uninformed or intentionally misinformed. We have, on more than one occasion, told the community we will not use eminent ...

Criticism of prosecutor

EDITOR: What is going on in our county courthouse is scary. It would seem that Mr Strom is only out to help criminals, and not the victims. Mr Strom has an appeal in process to help the parents of the little girls from Rapid River. That is right, Mr Strom is helping the parents instead of ...

YAP fills the gaps for kids in need

EDITOR: As we approach this holiday season, I am filled with gratitude for the generous and compassionate community of which I am a part. I am reminded that while we traditionally focus on thanks and giving this time of year, one of the most important things we can do is extend the spirit of ...

Expressing our views

EDITOR: Tim DeClaire wrote to the Escanaba Daily Press to respond to Trixy Kossow’s letter — the point of an op-ed feature. Ms. Kossow may not have articulated her opinions as clearly as she intended, but Mr. DeClaire made her point in his bullying tone, saying she has no right to her ...

Michigan’s auto insurance debate

EDITOR: There’s no doubt that Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I believe that seniors and families should be able to see a rate reduction without a loss in coverage — something that a recently rejected no-fault reform plan would have required. The plan ...

Letter was irresponsible

EDITOR: The letter from Nov. 2 by Trixy Kossow was not only way off the mark, but your printing of it showed your true colors as a biased media outlet. Plato distinguished between opinion or common belief and certain knowledge. Knowledge is “1+1=2” or “there are no square circles.” ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: Sergeant Hunter said the river was dead ahead. We were to set up along its bank to stop the trapped enemy from escaping. This last 50 yards was the hardest, foliage so thick you had to crawl on all fours, dragging your rifle by the muzzle to get through. A rifle shot... ours. Ten ...

House of Ludington

EDITOR: I am badly in need of tender, loving, care i.e.. restoration. I am of historical significance to Escanaba. The home of hospitality — your own House of Ludington. Cannot someone help? Anne Murphy Schaaf Escanaba

What happened to common sense?

EDITOR: Many of us may have become aware of an effort afoot in Michigan to advance the cause of political correctness to levels of idiocy that will reach into our public schools by limiting and redefining what we can call our team mascots. For generations we have cheered the Escanaba Eskimos ...