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Roe v. Wade anniversary

January 22, 2016 EDITOR: Today, Jan. 22, marks the tragic 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Courts decision that legalized abortion on demand of 57 million precious unborn babies in this country. more »»

Problems with predator hunts

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: My U.P.- born dad and uncles hunted deer, but not over bait piles. They killed only what they needed to feed their families; killing for fun was considered unethical. more »»

Teachers make a difference

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: As a 22-year-old college junior, I am nearing the end of my academic career and will be soon entering the work force. more »»

In defense of unions

January 18, 2016 EDITOR: In re union fee and Rebecca Frielrich’s ideas about unions, does she think that she will get all the benefits she now gets when the union is gone? She will find that “right to work” means th... more »»

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company

January 15, 2016 EDITOR: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, or Aramco, traces it’s origins to the oil shortages of World War I and the exclusion of American companies from Mesopotamia by Great Britain and France under... more »»

Decisions not good for downtown

January 13, 2016 EDITOR: I am writing because I feel that the city of Escanaba seems to be working at cross purposes to itself. more »»

Learning tolerance

January 9, 2016 EDITOR: We had a truck driver from Canada, he said his name was Hussain Muhammad, come to St. Vincent De Paul recently to pick up recycled clothes to bring back to Canad. more »»

Response to bridge letter

January 7, 2016 EDITOR: This is in response to the Bill Finlan letter dated Dec. 26. Since many of his letters are about me, I am always amused by his lack of fact. more »»


December 28, 2015 EDITOR: I have the pleasure of owning and operating a few small businesses in the city of Escanaba. more »»

A Bernie New Year

December 26, 2015 EDITOR: Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat; he is not controlled by anyone, he is independent. more »»

Highway bridge removal project

December 26, 2015 EDITOR: Canadian National Railroad (CNN) hired Lunda Construction of Wisconsin to remove the black trusses atop the black railroad bridge and update under-bearing support. more »»

Educate yourself about wolves

December 23, 2015 EDITOR: The front page article” Scientists: Don’t remove wolf protections” on Nov. more »»

A soldier’s story

December 23, 2015 EDITOR: Had Bobby or I sat up, the enemy machine gun bullets would have stitched across our backs. We had rolled over and they passed close, but harmlessly overhead. So began another firefight, 1 a.m. more »»

U.P. power company rate structure

December 22, 2015 EDITOR: I am bewildered with my monthly U.P. power bill showing all the allocation charges to customers in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Is it Christmas again, already, so soon?

December 19, 2015 EDITOR: Last summer I met a boy who was selling newspapers. He was wearing a big button that read “Merry Christmas.” I asked why in the middle of July he was wearing that button. more »»

Music and America

December 15, 2015 EDITOR: How fortunate that we live in such a musical community. more »»

Unfair paper industry trade practices

December 11, 2015 EDITOR: The U.S. Business and Industry Council reports the current U.S. federal trade deficit at about $388,000,000,000. more »»

What is Obama doing?

December 11, 2015 EDITOR: Is Obama distracted, confused, or following a hidden agenda? In his Sunday night address, Obama stated, “It is the responsibility of Americans of any faith to reject discrimination of any... more »»

Mental illness and guns

December 7, 2015 EDITOR: On Dec. 3, 2015, CBS This Morning interviewed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in regards to the horrific shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Stolen property returned

December 2, 2015 EDITOR: At the beginning of deer season, I called out the person who stole pumpkins, apples and the containers that were on my neighbor’s lawn and taken without permission. more »»



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