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Young vets needed

June 8, 2013 EDITOR: Flags flapped in the wind as family and friends of heroes of our wars were honored on Memorial Day. Missing were veterans, new heroes of more recent conflicts and wars, of a younger age. more »»

Tall ships focus of festival

June 7, 2013 EDITOR: On Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, as part of the Esky 150 celebration, we will be holding the Maritime Festival in the boat harbor. more »»

Lots of musical talent in Escanaba

June 7, 2013 EDITOR: Grandparents experienced a wonderful month of May, attending concerts between “hellos and goodbyes,” as we made our way in and out of the Escanaba High School auditorium, so beautifully... more »»

Escanaba’s smoke-free parks healthy for residents

June 3, 2013 EDITOR: While May quickly comes to a close, summer springs into action. Local residents and visitors look forward to fun-filled, outdoor activities while enjoying the U.P. more »»

Legislature, Snyder trying to silence voters

June 3, 2013 EDITOR: During the lame duck session, Michigan’s Governor Snyder signed into law, Public Act 520, designating the wolf a game animal. more »»

‘Wolf law’ is good news

May 31, 2013 EDITOR: The recently enacted “Wolf law,” SB 288, is good news because science trumped emotion. This reaffirms the commitment by the people of this state to properly manage our wildlife resources. more »»

Government helps people when they need it

May 30, 2013 EDITOR: So the number of food stamp recipients more than doubled under President Obama. Evidently many, or most of these individuals are qualified to receive them. more »»

Hunt won’t solve wolf problems

May 29, 2013 EDITOR: Wolf attacks on dogs have been in the news lately. The loss of a dog due to any cause is heartbreaking for those who love them. The most recent of three wolf vs. more »»

It isn’t about the burros

May 29, 2013 EDITOR: Mr. Morrison. Once again, you have to resort to calling the letter writer, me, names, instead of debating the facts. Let me give you a few facts; 1. I make less than $10,000 a year. more »»

School starting time

May 28, 2013 EDITOR: Parents of children attending the “U,” you need to take notice. more »»

Memorial Day... every day

May 25, 2013 EDITOR: The parades, flags, honor guards and all of the picnics will soon be by us once again in celebration of Memorial Day. more »»

Holidays and gas prices

May 25, 2013 EDITOR: Memorial Day — picnics, cookouts, camping, hot dogs and burgers on the grill, and $4 gas. The average price in the nation is $3.66 a gallon. more »»

Donkey-burros and the poor

May 24, 2013 EDITOR: A new depth has been reached by Mr. Tom Grant in his latest letter May 15, 2013, (lesson in self sufficiency). I went back and read four former letters by Mr. more »»

Government wants people to be dependent

May 23, 2013 EDITOR: In response to Floyd Orn. It is against the law to feed the wild burros and wild animals as stated in my previous letter. That was not my idea. While I was out there, I fed the burros. more »»

A war story

May 23, 2013 EDITOR: We rode atop armored personnel carriers (APC’s) into the fighting in Saigon. No one wants to be inside and burned alive if you drive over a mine or are hit by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). more »»

EMS personnel are always on duty

May 23, 2013 EDITOR: This week, May 19-25 is EMS (emergency medical services) week. more »»

Change in Mental Health Code needed

May 18, 2013 EDITOR: This letter was written to Senator Carl Levin and Senator Debbie Stabenow and Representative Dan Benishek. more »»

A statement of cruelty

May 18, 2013 EDITOR: So it’s against the law to feed all the burros and donkeys even if there is a drought, and no natural food is available. Just let them die of starvation. more »»

Farmers Market

May 18, 2013 EDITOR: I happened to be passing the Farmers Market stands on Wednesday, so, in honor of spring, I stopped. I was the only shopper there. I was told there had been no public announcement. This is sad. more »»

Rep. Paul Ryan: ‘We believe in equality of opportunity, not outcome’

May 17, 2013 EDITOR: Many of our hard working citizens are denied an “equal opportunity,” being denied the use of up to $200,000 to apply toward their health care needs, simply because of our present health care... more »»



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