Opinion

Be careful with vote

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Political sign theft an indicator of ugly campaign

Editorial

In what has become arguably the ugliest political season ever, campaign signs are disappearing all over Marquette County in droves.Predictable? Probably. Acceptable? Not in the least.Top politicos from both major parties report signage - the kind that people pass by and notice every day - is ...

City employee firing

Letters to the Editor

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?

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

The trust destroyers

Local columns

BERKELEY - Donald Trump's warning that he might not accept the results of the presidential election exemplifies his approach to everything: Do whatever it takes to win, even if that means undermining the integrity of the entire system.Trump isn't alone. The same approach underlies Sen. John ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Tuesday, Nov. 1, the 306th day of 2016. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day.Today's Highlight in History:On Nov. 1, 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G for ...

Have fun, but be careful out there

Editorial

Halloween is here and you may be planning to go trick-or-treating with your children. The following health and safety tips from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will help you and your family have a good time and remain safe.Be sure your masks, clothes and shoes fit properly ...

Deep water port good for Escanaba

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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. ...

As New Hampshire goes, so goes the Senate?

Local columns

MANCHESTER, N.H. - in 1936, President Franklin Roosevelt defeated Kansas' Gov. Alfred Landon in 46 of the 48 states, thereby creating the jest, "As Maine goes, so goes Vermont." Eight decades later, New England has gone from the Republicans' last redoubt in a bad year to their least receptive ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Monday, Oct. 31, the 305th day of 2016. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween.Today's Highlight in History:On Oct. 31, 1926, magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.On this date:In ...

Thanks to first responders

Editorial

This week's bouquets go to:From Dick Seibert of Garden:On Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, 2016, my wife Elgie fell. When I found her she was essentially non-responsive so I called 911. Within minutes the folks from Tri-Star EMS responded. As they assessed Elgie's condition as very serious, they ...

Escanaba Township Board race

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

The Ruling Class

Local columns

NEW YORK - America is often described as a society without the Old World's aristocracy. Yet we still have people who feel entitled to boss the rest of us around. The "elite" media, the political class, Hollywood and university professors think their opinions are obviously correct, so they must ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated PressToday in HistoryToday is Saturday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2016. There are 63 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On Oct. 29, 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis, Israel invaded Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered as NBC's ...