Opinion

Voters came through for road patrol

Editorial

This week’s bouquets go to: From Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks: Thank you for voting on the Emergency Response/24-Hour Road Patrol Millage and continuing it for another six years. Unofficial results reported were 2,118 “yes” votes and 652 “no” votes. Thanks for your ...

Letter was irresponsible

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: The letter from Nov. 2 by Trixy Kossow was not only way off the mark, but your printing of it showed your true colors as a biased media outlet. Plato distinguished between opinion or common belief and certain knowledge. Knowledge is “1+1=2” or “there are no square circles.” ...

A soldier’s story

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Sergeant Hunter said the river was dead ahead. We were to set up along its bank to stop the trapped enemy from escaping. This last 50 yards was the hardest, foliage so thick you had to crawl on all fours, dragging your rifle by the muzzle to get through. A rifle shot... ours. Ten ...

House of Ludington

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: I am badly in need of tender, loving, care i.e.. restoration. I am of historical significance to Escanaba. The home of hospitality — your own House of Ludington. Cannot someone help? Anne Murphy Schaaf Escanaba

Preventing veteran suicides a top priority

Local columns

IRON MOUNTAIN — On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of over 21 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much. On Nov. 1, President Trump proclaimed November as Veterans and ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2017. There are 50 days left in the year. This is Veterans Day in the U.S., Remembrance Day in Canada. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 11, 1918, fighting in World War I ended as the Allies and ...

No better time to quit smoking

Editorial

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. By quitting — even for 1 day — smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk. The Great American ...

What happened to common sense?

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Many of us may have become aware of an effort afoot in Michigan to advance the cause of political correctness to levels of idiocy that will reach into our public schools by limiting and redefining what we can call our team mascots. For generations we have cheered the Escanaba Eskimos ...

You first have to like politics

Local columns

WASHINGTON — On the consensus list of the most significant American presidents following George Washington, there is a common trait. Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Harry Truman — each of these great leaders was first a very good politician who ...

Hillary and Bill Houdini

Local columns

WASHINGTON — How do they do it? I am not the first to compare the Clintons to Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, but Bill and Hillary make him look like a rank amateur. No law seems to touch them. No regulation seems to control them. No prosecutor wants to take the risk of ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2017. There are 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Nov. 10, 1982, the newly finished Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to its first visitors in Washington, D.C., three days ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2017. There are 48 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 13, 1977, the satirical comic strip “Li’l Abner” by Al Capp appeared in newspapers for the last time. On this ...

How can we prevent terrorist attacks?

Editorial

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City recently? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this country from Uzbekistan in 2010, ...

Blocking out unreputable sources

Local columns

TRAVERSE CITY — One of the best things I’ve ever done is ban alleged news stories put out by less than reputable sources from the lively and sometimes heated political discussions that often break out under a column I’ve written and posted to my Facebook page. I don’t know why it ...

The doctor will see you now … really!

Local columns

WASHINGTON — If you’re tired of the dysfunction in Washington — the backbiting, the questioning of motives, the failure to agree on much of anything, the one-upmanship, the allegations about a “stolen” presidential election, Russian “collusion,” the posturing and boorish behavior, ...

Almanac

Local columns

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2017. There are 52 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1967, a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test ...

Don’t be in the dark about diabetes

Editorial

November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s theme is “You are the center of your diabetes care team.” The incidence of diabetes is increasing. All persons with diabetes should see a diabetes educator yearly as recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) ...

Let’s make this Eskymo country this week

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: Some of you are old enough to remember the 1979 and 1981 Escanaba football teams. I remember traveling to watch the playoffs in ‘79. The Lansing Sexton game was almost all Escanaba fans. The Silverdome was rockin U.P. Power in ‘79. We were all disappointed at the outcome, but ...

Two new programs to promote literacy

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR: In a recent editorial (“The Critical Importance of Reading,” Oct. 23), Dr. Coby Fletcher, superintendent of Escanaba Area Public Schools, emphasized the importance of nurturing reading skills in children, beginning at a very young age. He is absolutely right. According to the ...

Their America, and ours

Local columns

WASHINGTON — “Meet you at Peace Cross.” In northwest D.C. in the 1950s, that was an often-heard comment among high schoolers headed for Ocean City. The Peace Cross, in Bladensburg, Maryland, was a 40-feet concrete memorial to the 49 sons of Prince George’s County lost in the Great ...