Letters to the Editor

Deer not being driven out in roadways

EDITOR: Concerning the article Car-deer accidents linked to season, Dec 3-4, 2016 The article itself has a lot of good information on car-deer accidents for the entire State of Michigan. But I do have a problem with the statement: “Hunters are in the woods baiting and scaring deer out of ...

We could learn much from Canada

EDITOR: We could learn a lot from our Canadian neighbors: 1. There elections do not last a year and a half. 2. Money has little, or no, impact on their elections. 3. Politicians run on their own merits, not on the perceived weakness of their opponents. 4. They have reasonable gun ...

Judging the President

EDITOR: I read Mr. Scott Ham’s letter with interest. He was mostly correct, but his timing was off significantly. Historically, we always refer to Adolph Hitler as an evil fascist, however, we must also include Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and Joseph Stalin in this rogue’s gallery. Hitler ...

The case for the Electoral College

EDITOR: In the wake of the results of the presidential election, there have been many calls to abolish the Electoral College, a system that its opponents call ‘outdated.’ This letter is intended to address the most common criticism of the Electoral College, and state why the system should ...

Please consider supporting YAP

EDITOR:At this time of thanksgiving, I would like to share how grateful I am for the compassion and generosity of our community. As a teacher and YAP board member, I am able to witness this generosity first hand. The Youth Assistance Program (YAP) of Delta County has been a recipient of this ...

Wealth redistribution does not work

EDITOR:The Nov. 9 letter titled "Doing our part for our service men and women" could not have been farther from the truth and reality.What America do some of you live in? Since when do you deliver ultimatums to the President? I agree the tax code is deplorable and need re-writing, but that ...

Don’t be an ‘Americant’

EDITOR:In response to the Nov. 7 letter regarding Enbridge pipeline. The lesson to learn here is simple. Liberals tell you what to do or not to do. I refer to them as "Americants." The pipeline, according to the writer, was repaired in just over two and a half days and occurred in Crystal Falls ...

Paper tariffs must be extended

EDITOR:The next time you pick up a catalog, magazine or see a mailer for the election consider the fact that the pages you are holding very well may have been produced at our paper mill right here in Escanaba.Our mill has been here for over a century and has provided for our local community for ...

Honor our veterans today

EDITOR:We are privileged to live in the United States where freedom reigns. However, that freedom is not free. It is paid for by the sacrifices of the men and women who have worn the uniform of our nation's military services. Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor those who signed a blank ...

Remember our veterans

EDITOR:In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America because we are freedom's home and defenders. The commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time.As we embrace and celebrate Veteran's Day, we pay tribute to and remember the ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR:"Our platoon is on night ambush around the village when two Viet Cong tax collectors make their rounds," said Bradley."McClaine shoots one, but the other disappears into the village, so here we are searching for the guy at one o'clock in the morning. I went into a hootch, stood on a sack ...

Board conduct

EDITOR:I'm wondering if Denise Ansell even read my letter. First, I did not give an opinion on how the Garden Board Township was run, that's just how it is. Second, I said the Garden Board has no say in what goes on in Fairbanks Township. They, Denise or anyone can give their opinion any time ...

Let’s do our part for our service men and women

EDITOR:We all pay our federal income taxes. We hate to, and we all dread "tax season" every year. When people and corporations don't pay Income taxes, they haven't given one cent to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Not one cent to support the Central Intelligence Agency. Not one ...

Enbridge pipeline spill

EDITOR:Nov. 2 marked the 17th anniversary of the largest spill in Line 5's history, which occurred in Crystal Falls, Mich., on Nov. 2, 1999. The spill dumped 226,000 gallons of crude and natural gas liquids. From the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) website: ...

Slow progress

EDITOR:Less than a month ago, they started clearing the land in Bark River for the new Dollar General store. I just came through there and the building is up, and enclosed.Meijer's started building in the spring. There is a huge store building up and enclosed along with the convenience ...

A culture of alcohol

EDITOR:Recently there was a large portion of the student population at Gladstone High School accused of consuming alcohol. I use the word accused because it was only the student's confession that proved their guilt. Hearsay and allegations from peers alerted the administration and morality on ...

Diabetes may be in your future

EDITOR:Could you be on the path to developing type 2 diabetes and not even know it? That is the case for about one out of three adults and 50 percent of the senior population across the U.P. Those are the numbers of people living with pre-diabetes, a condition that often leads to type 2 ...

Business in Garden

EDITOR:I am writing today as a construction business owner for 40 years on the Garden Peninsula. I would like to offer my experiences to those who are preparing to vote in the coming election.Our family company has built many of the foundations, driveways, septic systems, etc. on the Garden ...

Voting for life

EDITOR:Choose LifeAs Election Day approaches, I hear so many people say "I don't know who to vote for." It has been an unusual year and neither of the major party presidential candidates is without his/her flaws. If you are truly unsure, might I recommend you consider voting for life.Speaking ...

Web of lies

EDITOR:Oh what a web we do weave when at first we do deceive.Hillary lied about private server than destroyed (deleted and bleached hard drives) emails after receiving a subpoena from Congress for these emails.Of the emails on the server, 113 emails contained information which was classified at ...