Letters to the Editor

Report bad school bus driving

EDITOR: The letter in the May 26 Daily Press titled “Unsafe Bus Driver” is a good example of “cover up” in the Gladstone school administration. During October of 2017, I was on M-35 going down the hill toward US-2. An ambulance was coming up the hill with lights flashing. I, and ...

Illegal immigration is illegal

EDITOR: Teresa Ross wanted to know, “what have we become?” It’s a simple answer but requires much explanation to people who don’t get it. However, the assertions in her letter are false and misleading. That’s the starting point. You have no data to assert “that most of us can ...

Comment not about all immigrants

EDITOR: I am writing this “Letter to the Editor” because of a letter sent in to the paper concerning President Trump’s comments concerning the gang MS-13. She started out her letter saying that as a country we have become less sympathetic to the immigration problem. She said in her ...

No flags on Memorial Day response

EDITOR: I listened to your (city manager) responses as to why the city did not hang flags on Ludington Street. First, it was correct not to display tattered flags. What I don’t understand is didn’t someone properly store last year’s flags? Did they check the condition and deciding that ...

Too much violence

EDITOR: We have such a death culture in this country. We have last the value of life. In addition, we are too prone to violence being the first and only option. No wonder we have school shootings almost every single month. Mental illness is also a fig factor in these shootings. We need to ...

Abortion issue

EDITOR: “Mommy, don’t”-— Baby girl, Anne, to Mom- - -”Please don’t end my life.” Baby boy, Peter- - -”Dad, don’t let mom kill me.” Baby girl, Andrea- - - “Mom, can’t you see my fingernails and eyes?” Some pro-lifers object to statements like- - -”Abortion ...

What have we become?

EDITOR: What have we become? I recently wrote a Letter to the Editor about the President of the United States calling undocumented immigrants animals. I titled it “What have we become?” Again, I ask the same question. Regardless of whether you support Trump or not, I believe that most ...

What happened to the flags on Ludington Street?

EDITOR: I want to know why the City of Escanaba did not hang American flags in observance of Memorial Day on our main street. Someone needs to answer for this lack of patriotism. There were flags down by the marina. There were flags on Lake Shore Drive where the neighbors got together several ...

Day of remembrance

EDITOR: Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first celebrated during the Civil War. The graves of those who were killed in battle were decorated to acknowledge that they had not been forgotten. The day was renamed Memorial Day in the late 1960s. In 1971, the last Monday in May ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: He walked onto the small field and motioned to our two mortar crews. We left the gun pits and gathered around. He wore no rank. Someone later claimed he was a major. His crumpled bush hat, olive drab t-shirt (no jungle jacket) and relaxed manner spoke ‘lots of combat experience’. ...

Unsafe school bus driver

EDITOR: On or about 8:25 a.m. May, 16, 2018, while waiting my turn to get through the traffic light at the intersection of M-35 and 29th Street in Gladstone. I watched in disbelief as a school bus with children riding in it ran the red light at this intersection. I called the Gladstone ...

Imaginary threat of Medicare cuts

EDITOR: The letter in the May 15 Daily Press titled “Medicare is an Important Benefit” is a good example of “Fake News” on a local level. Neither House Speaker Paul Ryan nor Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is currently talking about cutting Medicare or the other two big entitlement ...

The economic climate in the U.P.

EDITOR: I recently made my first visit to Escanaba. The community welcomed me warmly and shared their experiences as residents and business, civic and tribal leaders. As the Federal Reserve sets monetary policy for the nation, learning about your community’s needs and priorities is vital as ...

Response to letter

EDITOR: I read the letter to the editor by Teresa Ross and I felt compelled to respond. She started out, “Yesterday, Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as animals.” I see two problems with that sentence. No. 1, it is President Trump, not Trump. He was elected and the office ...

Simple solution for student safety

EDITOR: Another shooting at a school…since the school year of 2018 started there has been about 22 school shootings that have made the front page news, not to mention those attempts that have been aborted. I don’t know about you, but as a Mom of three kids, I find this so disheartening ...

What have we become?

EDITOR: What have we become? Yesterday Trump referred to undocumented immigrants as animals (today his press secretary tried to spin this as he meant MS13 gang members — the same gang that many of these refugees are fleeing). In the past couple weeks we have heard about separating ...

Take time to consider Kindergarten move

EDITOR: As a recently retired Webster Elementary Kindergarten teacher, I have been following the information and discussions concerning the possibility of reconfiguring Webster Elementary into a Kindergarten Center. I recall, quite a few years ago, being on a committee from Escanaba schools ...

Listen to voters on school millage

EDITOR: Regarding the May 15 article “School millage: I’ll be back?”, Mr. Chaillier’s comment that “…with a 15 percent turnout, we’re still left with a feeling of wonder if we ran this again in November is it something that we could get out to people.” I wonder if the ...

Meaning of patriotic holidays being lost

EDITOR: Two of out nation’s patriotic holidays are upon us — Memorial Day and Flag Day. Memorial Day seems to be losing it original meaning and Flag Day is all but forgotten. School ending or the beginning of the “summer” season isn’t what Memorial Day is all about. Many, if not ...

Invasion of privacy must stop

EDITOR: Ding-a-ling-a-ling! It sounds like my phone. And it looks like my phone. But when I pick it up, I find it is a sales counter disguised as my phone and I am speaking with a sales clerk. If an uninvited business clerk came through the door and set up a counter in one of my rooms from ...