Letters to the Editor

Delta County Forest

EDITOR: This letter is in response to the newspaper article entitled “Not everyone happy with forest” and the Lori Cossette response. Now that Jack Herrick as chairman of the Conservation District has set the record straight it is time for me to respond. In response to Lori Cossette: ...

Football quote

EDITOR: In this past weekend’s Press’ sports page, the Eskymo football team’s stunning victory over Traverse City obtained a quote by the Esky Coach that read...”Our kids responded and played football which is play tough, violent and aggressive.” Giving the coach the benefit of ...

Memories of the Royce skating rin

EDITOR: I do understand the financial necessity of upkeep of just one ice rink in the city. But, “Memories”: I, Joyce Kallio, at the age of 6 1/4 , with friends, mostly after our suppers were done, walked eight blocks to the Royce Park ice rink to skate, just about nightly. I had ...

Traffic light need at 14th Street and 1st Avenue South

EDITOR: One would think, after roughly 25 years, the city of Escanaba would remedy an issue that has caused countless people to be injured and/or without a vehicle, sometimes finding themselves in a financial burden as a result, thanks to Michigan’s auto insurance laws. Since the city ...

Fairbanks Township clarification

EDITOR: I’d like to clarify a few things that our current (but hopefully not for long) Fairbanks Township supervisor misinformed the public with in his last “Letter to the Editor “ where he claimed he was setting the record straight, but he doesn’t seem to know what that means. Mr. ...

Fairbanks Township race

EDITOR: Like Judge Goebel said in his remarks after the hearing on the recall petition. there is much more to the recall than what is stated and he felt it would work itself out at the ballot box. Mr. Collins had a fair and lawful hearing, where he used the same argument and lost. The proper ...

Vote yes on Proposal 2

EDITOR On Nov. 6, voters in Michigan will have an opportunity to change Michigan’s rigged election system and put our interests first by voting yes on Proposal 2. What is Proposal 2? For most of our country’s history, politicians have held the power to redraw voting districts every 10 ...

Pledge to Schoolcraft County voters

EDITOR: My name is Paul Walker, and I’m running for Schoolcraft County commissioner. My pledge to the voters of District 4 is to work effectively with both the public and all our elected officials to address problems throughout our county. I believe in fiscal accountability, and having ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

EDITOR: This October, Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc. would like to bring awareness to a myth that we hear often, “The abuse can’t be that bad if they won’t leave.” This is one of the most destructive myths about domestic violence. It implies that the abuse is the victims fault because ...

Support for Butch, England

EDITOR: Bay College is a valuable asset to our local community, as well as the larger community of the entire U.P. and even beyond. It’s President Dr. Laura Coleman and her staff and faculty have made the college into a top-rated community college and achieved national recognition for their ...

Fairbanks Township recall

EDITOR: I’d like to set the record straight on the upcoming recall election in Fairbanks Township that was initiated by Autumn Moore against the supervisor, clerk and one trustee. The language on the petitions state basically, that we voted to give consent to Heritage Wind Energy to place ...

Right to free speech

EDITOR: I don’t understand how the left is getting away with flatout violence and extreme civil disobedience when just a few years ago the public would have been outraged and agencies like the ACLU or the Southern Poverty Law Center would have taken action against these unhinged protesters ...

Delta County Forest is open to all

EDITOR: This letter is in response to the newspaper article entitled “Not everyone happy with forest”. First of all let’s make something perfectly clear, the Conservation District is in charge of the operation/management of the county forest land and Rory Mattson is our executive ...

Commercials need new blood

EDITOR: A little lighthearted venting. Commercials that need new blood or need to change. Progressive needs change. Flo and Jamie were fun for awhile. They need to retire that concept. Applebees has a commercial for their drive-up service. The woman calls her order in and then pulls up in a ...

Much pain and confusion

EDITOR: I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee struggling to understand Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s conflicting stories about what happened about 36 years ago. Much pain and confusion. I cannot relate to Ford’s fuzzy earlier recall of details of the actual abuse. Both as a ...

Our Flag – ‘Old Glory’

EDITOR: The symbol of freedom over 200 years For the nation our forefathers found, For the nation our veterans so valiant and brave Fought the battle in air, sea, and ground. They bled and they died in the name of the flag, And their God they did honor as well, For without ...

Abuse has many faces

EDITOR: I do not support the slogan, “I believe survivors” as if survivors could not be in error. All of us can be in error. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and can affirm the serious injury to the survivor. I can affirm the intense pain and persistent battle of overcoming ...

Political theater

EDITOR: Judiciary Committee Democrats and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, know full well the FBI has already investigated the Christine Ford sex crime accusation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Still, they’re threatening to derail his final Senate approval with a “no” vote by Flake ...

Our schools have fallen far behind

EDITOR Since Republicans began their massive funding cuts to Michigan public schools in 2011, our U.P. schools have been struggling. School boards are forced to make choices between cutting teachers and increasing pupil to teacher ratios, or cutting services, like busses, or programs for ...

Support for Tom England

EDITOR: I am writing this in support of Tom England who is running for a six-year term as trustee at Bay College. I find him to be trustworthy, honest and very civic minded in this community. He has served on community college boards in the past including Bay College. His experience and past ...