Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...