Letters to the Editor

Basic Marine has best use for land

EDITOR:On Nov. 3, 2016 at approximately 19:00, the Escanaba City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the sale to Basic Marine of city-owned 1.02 acres of lakeshore real estate at the north end of Third Street North.The sentence above is my statement as a city ...

The main thing is to vote

EDITOR:We see political signs everywhere seeking your vote, from local city, township, and county, as well as for state and federal positions. You can vote for your favorite politician - but the main thing is to vote! It's your right to vote - our freedom is at stake.When you prepare to vote, ...

Get out and vote on Nov. 8

EDITOR:Fall is here and almost gone. We fall back an hour on Sunday, Nov. 6.Then, on Nov. 8. we face a most critical election that lays a path for our future on a national, state and local level. Though many of us are deciding which candidate will fight for the values we hold dear, I just want ...

Time to discuss character

EDITOR:Merriam-Webster defines character as: the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves: someone's personality. So with this in mind, let's examine Mr. Trump. He has gone on the record, with television, radio recordings and the newspapers with the following statements. When he spotted an ...

Be careful with vote

EDITOR:Ways Hillary wants us to changeWhile pondering who to vote for, keep in mind that Hillary stated Christians must be forced to change their religious views to accommodate abortions. "Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will", she said. "And deep-seated cultural codes, ...

Pay attention

EDITOR:George Washington, who lived in and studies corrupt governments said, "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is a force like fire. It is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." Translation - pay attention.If ...

Vote in Garden

EDITOR:Heritage wind energy sued Schoolcraft county and lost. They appealed and lost that decision. They are currently trying to influence the Garden Township election to bypass the courts in their lawsuit there. You can only prevent this by voting. Please make an extra effort to vote.Patrick ...

City employee firing

EDITOR:It is a real shame, almost a Trumpism, that a resident and taxpayer cannot get a simple answer about the firing of a city employee. I questioned, at a recent forum, that city councils/commissioners were hired by residents, and only residents may fire them (relieve them of duties/accept a ...

What’s the truth?

EDITOR:What's the truth?On Nov. 8 we go to the polls to vote and one of the issues on the ballot is for a new jail. Front page story in Wednesday's Daily Press of Oct 26 is that the "Jail expects more building issues."The first sentence of this article by Jordan Beck states "After fixing a ...

Wind turbine issue and farms

EDITOR:Farming and agriculture are essential to the success of society as a whole. Without farming everyone would be forced to hunt and gather food (and I don't mean at Walmart), it is not possible for the worlds population to survive off such an eating style.We get our food because the farmer ...

Deep water port good for Escanaba

EDITOR:Wow! Tall ships, river boats, cruise ships could be on their way to our town.I hosted, for 10 years, groups to visit us through the international music camp called Blue Lake. They were well-received and came from towns in Belgium, France, Germany. Their concerts at our bandshell are ...

Support for candidate

EDITOR:I am writing this letter in support of District 4 County Commissioner Dave Moyle. I was fortunate enough to serve with Mr. Moyle for two terms. I found him to be honest, loyal, and an attentive listener. Commissioner Moyle is a great communicator, and I have witnessed him give out his ...

Trump can fix corruption

EDITOR:Donald Trump has repeatedly talked about the stupidity and corruption in the Obama-Clinton Administration.The StupidityThe Iran Deal - the pullout of our troops from Iraq prematurely without an exit strategy. Obama is now sending our troops back into Iraq to secure the city of Mosil. ...

Escanaba Township Board race

EDITOR:This letter is in response to the Oct. 22, 2016, letter to the editor entitled: "Escanaba Township Leadership." The article referenced a "few township residences" as "the good, the bad, and the ugly." The afore mentioned residents have been deemed such for asking tough questions and ...

Delta County Board of Commissioners races

EDITOR:With the election mere days away, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to vote not just nationally, but locally as well.Though not in my district, I encourage voters to support David Moyle and John Malnar. As a union officer and employee I have worked with both men ...

Election letter deadline

Letters pertaining to issues on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot will not be accepted after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1

R.I.P. to good customer service

EDITOR:Customer service is all-but-dead in most aspects of life in 2016. There are still a few pockets of good service, but even those are disappearing at an alarming rate.I have worked in the "customer service" realm most of my adult life. A paper route at 12, McDonald's, pizza delivery, bus ...

Support for Trump

EDITOR:I'm sorry I just cannot keep silent any longer.In response to Patsy O'Donnell's letter about Donald Trump and to all the people that think like her:Pat stated he incites war and riots. Do you ever watch Fox and Friends? It was proven that the Democratic Party got people to incite the ...

Time to clean our drains

EDITOR:Carl Arko, is a Gladstone resident and registered voter. He is a write-in (currently unopposed) candidate for the office of drain commissioner.He knows drains. His capacity to endure the behavior, empty gestures and outrageous claims of current politicians and candidates is going down ...

Malnar support

EDITOR:Please support John Malnar for Delta County commissioner. John has represented area people very well. John's effort and knowledge has been an asset for our area.Darrel E. BengryFormer Delta CountyCommissioner