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Letters to the Editor

The ark that carries every living thing

EDITOR: Thirty years ago, Carl Sagan, one of the lead planetary scientists on the Voyager mission to the outer Solar System, convinced NASA to take one final series of photographs with the spacecraft’s cameras before they shut them down to conserve power, as Voyager flew out into the empty ...

Random acts of kindness

EDITOR: When in Walmart last year, near the checkout area was an older man in a wheelchair wearing a Vietnam vet’s hat. I was going over to talk with him, but a young man about 20 beat me there. I stood by and listened as the vet shared his story of war and disability; he could not walk and ...

Affordable housing needed

EDITOR: A recent Daily Press article mentioned a developer looking to put low income housing over by Walmart and Meijer. The city would have to rezone the property. I beg the city to please rezone this property. I work at HATI and a lot of my guests are struggling to find decent affordable ...

Escanaba needs condominiums

EDITOR: Once again, some developer is proposing a low income apartment complex. Enough already. Condominiums that we seniors can buy or lease are much needed in Escanaba. Sno-birds would like the convenience and those who no longer can mow their lawns and keep up the yard work would welcome ...

Alternatives to prison

EDITOR: Like most of the state, particularly rural areas, Delta County has a drug problem. But more so than the rest of the state, we’ve decided that the best way to deal with the problem is to send our drug addicts and sellers to state prison. Via our elected Delta County criminal justice ...

A prediction

EDITOR: My mother had a saying, “Russia doesn’t have to fire a shot to take us over all they have to do is give us enough rope to hang ourselves.” The only way to prevent this is to have Congress due the will of the people. We vote for representatives whom we elect not to expand their ...

A fool’s errand

EDITOR: The Delta County Board of Commissioners has adopted a resolution authorizing the Sheriff “to exercise sound discretion to not enforce ***unconstitutional firearms laws.” Whether a law is unconstitutional is a question for the courts to decide, and a law declared to be ...

What’s an antisocial personality?

EDITOR: Antisocial personality disorder is a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, diagnosis assigned to individuals “who habitually and pervasively disregard or violate the rights and considerations of others without remorse. People with antisocial ...

Problems with plowing

EDITOR: It’s been a tough winter trying to get around Escanaba on foot and driving. Granted we received a lot of snow early on, but by following our own ordinances and a little compliance, snow removal could have been more efficient. Parking is not allowed on city streets overnight. Yet ...

Gun resolution is a political statement

EDITOR: Dear Delta County Commissioners: I am concerned about your current consideration in adopting the proposed non-binding resolution that declares Delta County a sanctuary city for the 2nd Amendment. This resolution does not have any legal recourse, as our lawmakers and our citizens are ...

Let’s not fight

EDITOR: A recent Blondie cartoon strip showed Dagwood sitting in his chair facing Blondie’s chair-back with his hair all raised up in Halloween fright. Blondie says, “Maybe you should stop watching so many cable news shows.” Another comic, BC, has one guy asking Mr. Know-It-All: “What ...

Second Amendment county issues

EDITOR: On Feb 4, 5:15 p.m., at the Delta County Courthouse our county commissioners will vote on a resolution to reaffirm their oath of upholding the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. and state Constitutions. At the previous two county meetings and in a letter to the editor, those that oppose the ...

Sheriff association

EDITOR: Is our Delta County sheriff, Edward Oswald a member of: Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA)? Paragraph from their website: cspoa.org About Us: “In addition to upholding the laws, the Sheriff is also charged with upholding the supreme law, the ...

Return check register

EDITOR: To finder: This Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, I lost my checkbook in the South 15th Street area of Escanaba. The next a.m., I found my checkbook with checks discarded, but no checkbook register on the street near our home. Thanks. We really need the register of checks information for our ...

Bus driver reported house fire

EDITOR: It should be noted, in regard to the Friday house fire in Danforth, that it was first reported by an Escanaba Public Schools bus driver. She picked up a little boy who came out and said he didn’t have his jacket because his house was full of black smoke. She, of course, called our ...

Setting a dangerous precedent

EDITOR: A plurality of Americans polled on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump support convicting and removing him from office for soliciting help from a foreign power to smear and discredit Joe Biden Jr. in order to help Trump win re-election in 2020. One would assume ...

Roe vs Wade anniversary

EDITOR: Today, Jan. 22, 2020, marks a grave injustice, the 47th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade, Supreme Court decision. As a result of this ruling over 60 million precious unborn babies have been legally slaughtered in the womb up until birth and denied their God given right to be born. ...

Clean the streets

EDITOR: Mr Grant talks a lot of sense. On a related note, why are so many city streets left unplowed? Is it too hard? People pay city taxes for among other things services rendered. Why should we the people have to clean up after the city? I know people who have to plow their own alleys to ...

Resolution has no purpose

EDITOR: The Delta County Commission is considering a resolution that would allow the Sheriff to refuse to enforce unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership and possession. Because unconstitutional laws are already unenforceable, the resolution isn’t needed. Commissioner David Moyle, ...

Pick up a shovel

EDITOR: On Jan. 14, I took note of Escanaba’s downtown. The temperature was about 38 degrees. Most of the sidewalks were covered in snow and ice. There were few, very few, that had clean sidewalks. I have noticed a lot of radio ads promoting shopping downtown. What would it take to get a ...