Letters to the Editor

Let’s make this Eskymo country this week

EDITOR: Some of you are old enough to remember the 1979 and 1981 Escanaba football teams. I remember traveling to watch the playoffs in ‘79. The Lansing Sexton game was almost all Escanaba fans. The Silverdome was rockin U.P. Power in ‘79. We were all disappointed at the outcome, but ...

Two new programs to promote literacy

EDITOR: In a recent editorial (“The Critical Importance of Reading,” Oct. 23), Dr. Coby Fletcher, superintendent of Escanaba Area Public Schools, emphasized the importance of nurturing reading skills in children, beginning at a very young age. He is absolutely right. According to the ...

Get out and vote Tuesday

EDITOR: I would encourage everyone to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. So many times, we hear of low voter turnout. Let’s change that paradigm, starting with this election. Please take the time to research information about candidates and issues; you can do this by the following: listening to ...

Better healthcare needed

EDITOR: I want to talk about insurance companies in general, and I mean “all” kinds. The medical insurance’s are taking advantage of the sick and dying people of our community. I’ve had so many experiences with the money hungry mongrels, I wouldn’t have enough space to write it ...

Wind farm concerns

EDITOR: It appears that Heritage Wind Energy is once again attempting to stampede the public and its representatives into making hasty and ill-advised decisions. Heritage contends that it is a public utility and therefore can access the public right-of-way and possibly exercise eminent ...

Treat everyone with respect

EDITOR: I want to write about the treatment of woman in our society. It has become “the norm” for men to abuse, rape, degrade, defame, and make woman feel they are beneath them in all aspects, such as work environments, wages, and feel they have the “right” to put their hands on ...

Progress made in Gladstone

EDITOR: I want to thank the citizens of Gladstone for the support that I have received during my time on the commission — it has meant a lot. I hope I lived up to your expectations. I’m happy to see the Little Bay De Noc Trail being almost completed. When I ran for the commission four ...

Pay close attention to the election

EDITOR: Residents of Gladstone should pay close attention to the upcoming election. For that matter, residents should pay close attention to all elections. In this case, they should know more about some of the candidates running, because of their past actions and current agendas. Candidate ...

Make time for a stranger

EDITOR: A while ago, I was in Walmart, late in the evening. I got in line behind “some old guy” and waited. As I stood there, I looked a little closer at that “old guy.” He wasn’t much older than I was. His face was weathered. It looked like he was from “the woods.” Amazing how ...

Support for Rossway

EDITOR: Rich Rossway, is running for the 109th seat, vacated by his friend, the late John Kivela. Rich is a strong leader who fights the tough battles. He is fiscally responsible, kind and very wise. He listens and works well with everyone, no matter what their political views may be. He ...

Get information from city commissioners

EDITOR: I David Phalen have been on the Gladstone City Commission for two years now. A resident Citizen Mike (Mike O’Conner) has sent fliers to all in the city of Gladstone via mail accusing the city of wrong doings. This is really getting under my skin. I have absolutely nothing to gain by ...

Two cases involving children

EDITOR: “Murder charge in death of child” answered a question I had about the Rapid River girls (Which simply was determined child abuse) in that if hero Peanut had not found the sweet child in the snowbank that day would the “parents” have been charged with murder? Yet, in Mr. ...

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 ...