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Company supports veterans

December 18, 2014 EDITOR: I was honorably discharged from the Michigan Army National Guard after 27 years of service on Nov. 14, 2014. Shortly after relocating to Rapid River, Mich. more »»

Electorate to Congress: Get responsible

December 17, 2014 EDITOR: I don’t get it. Our Congress passed the $1.1 trillion funding bill that not one of our representatives had read, let alone thoughtfully considered in its entirety. more »»

Thank the owner of Manistique’s lighthouse

December 12, 2014 EDITOR: The pretty red lighthouse at the entrance to the Manistique Harbor is featured in many photographs. It is probably the most photographed subject in the area. more »»

Acts of kindness in Escanaba

December 10, 2014 EDITOR: On Nov. 20, 2014, around 8 p.m. we were traveling west on a very dark and isolated stretch of Highway 2 about 25 miles east of Escanaba when suddenly we collided with an adult deer. more »»

Where in the world is Al Sharpton?

December 10, 2014 EDITOR: Rev. Al Sharpton went to Ferguson, Mo., and the riots that followed remain in the history of the U.S. more »»

Mirons truly what a 4-H family should resemble

December 8, 2014 EDITOR: I’m writing this letter to provide a 4-Her’s prospective regarding the ban that has been lifted against Dayton Miron and Mr. Dennis Miron at the U.P. State Fair. more »»

Support for DATA service

December 4, 2014 EDITOR: I am writing in support of the Delta Area Transit Authority. DATA is very helpful to people who can’t drive and need help getting around Delta County. more »»

DATA rider likes service

December 4, 2014 EDITOR: I am a DATA bus rider and depend on this service to attend many activities. I use the bus to go shopping and visit friends. Currently, my mother is driving me to my doctor appointments. more »»

Delta County needs DATA

December 3, 2014 EDITOR: DATA bus is essential to the economy of Delta County. Imagine not being able to drive and having to depend on the kindness of friends and family. Without DATA bus I would be in that position. more »»

Repair it vs replace it

November 25, 2014 EDITOR: In my opinion the 111th Congress wasted time in 2009 working on the Affordable Care Act that was signed by President Obama on March 23, 201. more »»

Report shows need to rein in Wall Street

November 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — Recently my Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held the final hearing I will hold as its chairman and one of the most important. more »»

GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

November 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportatio... more »»


November 25, 2014 Today is Tuesday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2014. There are 36 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Nov. more »»

Social Security privatization a bad idea

November 21, 2014 EDITOR: In recent years there has been a lot of concern about the solvency of Social Security. more »»

Social Security privatization a bad idea

November 21, 2014 EDITOR: In recent years there has been a lot of concern about the solvency of Social Security. more »»

Why is this happening on the Garden Peninsula?

November 20, 2014 EDITOR: There is a tragedy taking place on the Garden Peninsula and in Delta County. Property values are plummeting, long term residents are leaving and wildlife is endangered. more »»

How money shapes our political process

November 18, 2014 EDITOR: Four years ago the Supreme Court issued the Citizens United ruling, a case that has drastically re-shaped the political landscape in its relatively short life span. more »»

Unshoveled sidewalks

November 12, 2014 EDITOR: It is that time of year again. The city streets will be clear but the city sidewalks will be plugged. They say the sidewalks are the resident’s responsibility but they plow the street. more »»

A veteran’s story

November 11, 2014 EDITOR: Mess Sergeant Parsons always had a hot meal for us when we came in from a combat operation in Vietnam no matter what time it wa. more »»

When will war end?

November 10, 2014 EDITOR: There is much history about the First Crusade sent to capture back the Holy Land. The campaign began in 1096 AD. In fact, there were nine major crusades in Middle East history. Some went well. more »»

Community observations

November 3, 2014 EDITOR: It is heartwarming to see the numbers of letters being published for or against particular candidates in the upcoming election. more »»



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The U.P.'s most valuable resource

December 5, 2014 Sometimes we take for granted what is probably the most precious resource the Upper Peninsula has to offer — the people who live here. more »

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