Letters to the Editor

What it would be like to be in their skin

EDITOR: In regards to Grace Davey’s letter from Gladstone: I know I probably won’t convince her or many others regarding their dislike for the NFL players who take a knee during the National Anthem, but I would like her to just try and walk in their shoes. No, not their $1,000 Nikes, but ...

Safety in the workplace

EDITOR: Labor Day, is a day that all Americans should honor all those that labor in the various places for goods and services to improve our way of life. Many have to work in places that no human being ever had to be at. Factories were a danger to themselves but to others around the them. ...

Recycle without contamination

EDITOR: In general, recycling in Delta County, known as “Delta Wide Recycling,” has been very successful, thanks to the millage passed last year by the citizens. There is a temporary crisis looming, though. The manager, Don Pyle, recently returned from mandatory education in Nashville. ...

Delta County Forest article

EDITOR: In response to the article “Not Everyone Happy with the County Forest” on Aug., 27, 2018. Quote under photo. “There was never anything between me and him (Randy King) absolutely nothing” Rory Mattson DCDED So not true. Apparently the DCD Executive Director Rory Mattson ...

Showing true colors

EDITOR Duty, honor, integrity. The basic traits of our military. Our present Commander in Chief lacks all of these. He has shown his true colors in dealing with the death of the honorable John McCain. As all America mourns, our Commander in Chief shows his personal disrespect for a great ...

Quit damaging portable restrooms

EDITOR This letter is to thank the city of Escanaba for providing portable restrooms in and around Ludington Park. I and my dog walk nearly every day in the park and I on occasion need to access these facilities. What I don’t understand is why some members of the public think it is ...

Suggestions for the U.P. State Fair

EDITOR Having just returned from your beautiful Upper Peninsula and attending the U.P. State Fair, I want to share my fair experience with you. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 I attended the fair with a local resident who walks with the aid of a cane and who has a handicapped parking permit ...

Football and the flag

EDITOR In regards to all these NFL players who show such disrespect for our anthem. Isn’t it great to be able to earn millions of dollars and show disrespect for those helping you earn it. To show my respect to all of you, I’m going to burn the flag (the Packer flag that is) and never ...

Forestry management reforms needed in 2018 Farm Bill

EDITOR: Although most people don’t give it any thought, virtually everyone uses forest products every day. Forests are especially important to Michigan’s environment, economy and social fabric. Healthy forests play a key role in cleaning air and water, they sustain a $20 billion forest ...

A vote for Democrats

EDITOR: This November we have an opportunity to change our state and our nation for the better. But election campaigns are so negative, that we seem to only hear dire predictions about the bad things that change may bring. To lend balance to this negative view, I would like to point out ...

Explanation about DATA

EDITOR: Mr Grant wrote a letter recently claiming that DATA bought vans to “compete” with the cab service. That is not right at all. The reason why the vans were purchased has everything to do with cost effectiveness. Yes. The vans are used to go to the outlying areas where a larger bus ...

What about the bridge?

EDITOR The bridge over the Escanaba River has had nobody working on it in over six weeks. Why haven’t we, as taxpayers, been updated as to what is wrong? All anybody knows is there is a labor dispute. This past week, every possible person in power in Lansing from the governor to the head ...

History is very important

EDITOR I appreciate and agree with Lee Ann Messimer; Aug. 18 Letter to the Editor, Re: history. More and more people don’t know history. I had a couple of very good teachers in school who made it interesting. I looked forward to history class. In high school, Mr. Hirn was exceptional. The ...

Independent risk analysis for Straits pipeline

EDITOR: This was released as a Draft for Public Comment on July 20, 2018, and was requested by the Michigan DEQ and Natural Resources, the Michigan Agency for Energy, and the Michigan Office of the Attorney General following the recommendations of in the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force ...

A Thanksgiving prayer in Detroit

EDITOR: Aretha Franklin sang the Star Spangled Banner so many times over so many years before so many different games in Detroit, that it would be very difficult to pick one rendition that everyone could agree was her best. But I like one of the last ones, sung at Ford Field before the 2016 ...

The better candidate for Congress

EDITOR This coming November, we have the opportunity to elect a representative for the 1st Congressional District who will truly represent the people here in the Upper Peninsula in Washington DC. For the past two years, we have been represented by a man who seems to be terrified of his ...

Watchdog or lapdog?

EDITOR The talking heads on MSNBC and CNN have been using words and phrases from the Watergate era, such as “Nixonian”, “Enemies List” and “Saturday Night Massacre” to describe goings-on in and around the Trump campaign and presidency. Of course, the idea that matters to these ...

Is history no longer important?

EDITOR Our country, these United States, seems to be stumbling through a time of confusion and disruption. I’m not sure if it is a result of our ever declining educational system or a severe bout of malaise and hypocrisy. Has our history been exaggerated, manipulated or simply ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: There were over a hundred. We called them Ruff Puffs, South Vietnamese Regional Forces/Popular Forces military. Some wore camouflage and carried M-16 rifles. Others sported civilian cotton shorts, sandals and American World War II M-1’s. One, wearing shower thongs, had a Tommy gun. ...

Change readers poll categories

EDITOR I see that the Daily Press Reader’s Poll is out again. Nominations are open. Of course, it is really just for subscribers. A few years back, I guess one restaurant won on eight different categories. One of the categories was something they didn’t even sell. That was also the year ...