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Letters to the Editor

Did the president betray his trust

EDITOR: A November 21, 2019, letter to the editor, entitled “Nothing to hide,” asks the question, “What high crime or misdemeanor has he (the president) been charged with? A president, vice president and all civil officers can be impeached and removed from office for high Crimes ...

Please support the Youth Assistance Program

EDITOR: At this time of thanksgiving, I am so grateful for the compassion and generosity of our community. The Youth Assistance Program (YAP) of Delta County has been a recipient of this giving for over 30 years. During this time, the outstanding needs of countless children have been met in ...

Nothing to hide

EDITOR: Dan Young, there are no recordings of phone calls of President Trump. Several people listen and record, by writing, what is said. The Oval Office used to be recorded until Nixon. You might have heard about that. I heard a friend of mine who knew someone who overheard a ...

Michigan Heartbeat Coalition

Dear Delta County Residents: Presently, we are in a critical race to collect 340,000 Michigan signatures to stand for the unborn, once a heartbeat can be detected. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition has been very successful, but we must continue to gather another 100,000 registered voter’s ...

Too many commercials

EDITOR: It is understandable that a business will avoid a loss. That must be the case with college games and even the NFL. Why not us enjoying the singing of the National Anthem, or with our huge colleges a chance to see and hear their beautiful band presentations! There are commercials ...

If Trump is innocent he has nothing to hide

EDITOR: I am writing because I believe it would be of service to the American people if Donald Trump allowed the truth to be told in the Ukrainian matter. Mr. Trump and his lawyers and Republican allies claim that the House Impeachment hearings are a “sham,” based upon “gossip” and ...

Not satisfied with solar power committee

EDITOR: At the Escanaba Township Zoning Board meeting Monday night, Nov. 4, 2019, a ad hoc committee was chosen. Out of 17 applicants, only 14 were present to be interviewed, one of the people chosen has never been to a meeting dealing with the issue and was not in attendance Monday evening ...

Expensive program

EDITOR: Is Medicare the most expensive insurance in the world? It currently costs about $134/month for part B plus $52/month for part-D drug coverage on average plus $225/month per person for the popular plan F supplemental policy to fill in the gaps plus 3 percent of every paycheck in ...

Enbridge vows

EDITOR: Fasten your seatbelts readers. Here comes a real doozy. The Analysis of The Enbridge Financial Assurances Offered to the State of Michigan, “On Matters Related To The Operation of The Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline At the Straits of Mackinac”, was performed by American Risk Management ...

906 Dems denounce LaFave’s social media posts

EDITOR: Representative Beau LaFave’s recent photos posted on Social Media are being called insensitive and racist according to an article in Michigan Advance. One photo depicts a meme where Governor Gretchen Whitmer murders the state budget. The other shows LaFave posing with thumbs up next ...

Tourism jobs don’t sustain families

EDITOR: Recently the mayor talked about the “legacy” that the current Escanaba City Council may be remembered for (the proposed hotel on the old jail property). It may be your legacy Mr. Tall, but I don’t think in the way that you believe it to be. When one looks at the proposed hotel ...

Move forward with tunnel

EDITOR: After several months of political confusion, the Michigan Court of Claims rejected State Attorney General Dana Nessel’s attempt to stop the Line 5 project authorized by the legislature and the previous governor. Regardless, she has appealed the rejection despite public calls to drop ...

Halloween festivities

EDITOR: It was a Halloween-esque evening. Dark clouds. Rustling leaves. Chilly. I live on South 14th Street. We had several neighbors in the yard with their goodies for the kids — it was a trifecta. Not to mention a friend (David) who always comes sliding by with his high-class goodies to ...

Halloween mischief

EDITOR: We must have some older or new kids in my neighborhood on South 14th as this is the first time pumpkins have been assaulted in my yard in 32 years...not once, but two nights in a row...and the third night was in my neighbor’s yard. It’s uncool to trespass into someone’s property ...

Word power and name magic

EDITOR: Do I have to do my homework? No (not said sarcastically), you get to. Want to go to college? Get a scholarship? Have a great career? Support a family? Then, you get to study, clean the garage, work a weekend shift, etc. There is a guy I see in town about four times a year and when ...

Get back to academics

EDITOR: I agree with all the reasons against the upcoming Bay College millage. Another reason. Per definition, “A community college term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. “ Many of us are ...

Support for Escanaba candidate

EDITOR: Ronald Beauchamp has been employed with Cal Grinding/Cal Valves for 20 years. He has been totally dedicated from day one. He is not a rubber stamp wallflower. Would Cal Valves hire him again? Absolutely. Great man, many many talents. He is welcome on our team any time. Vote for ...

Willingness to work together

EDITOR: It doesn’t take one person to make a difference in a community it takes many. I believe in helping build up a community with a helping hand, a voice, and an ear. We can do so much together and all it takes is the willingness to work together for the greater good of Escanaba. Do i ...

Against Bay millage

EDITOR: Considering that K-12 public schools throughout Delta County operate on shrinking budgets every year and can’t pass sinking fund millages, why does Bay College believe it’s entitled to a 20-year millage increase, taxpayer funded, bottomless cookie jar? While Escanaba Area ...

Vote no on Nov. 5

EDITOR: Senior citizens who are property owners in Delta County, please be aware that in the upcoming election on Nov. 5, Bay College is asking for a millage increase of .8924 mills for the next 20 years. This in addition to the current 3.3076 mills that we currently give Bay College. This is ...