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Letters to the Editor

Casperson remembered

EDITOR: Tom Casperson - Student, teacher, boss, friend, confidant. He was all of these thing to me and much more. Husband, father, statesman - to say he will be missed is a vast under statement. To his wife and family my heartfelt sympathy. He will live on through his deeds and ...

Casperson fought for U.P.

EDITOR: This Sunday night I write this letter with a heavy heart. The Upper Peninsula doesn’t seem as bright because the Uppers lost a warrior. Someone who fought for our way of life, rights and traditions. You will be surely missed. God speed my friend Tom Casperson. Rory Mattson Escanaba

Wear a mask

EDITOR: Tom Grant stated in the Escanaba Daily Press “I don’t see anyone not wearing a mask.” I was at the laundromat, lady comes in with mask, then pulls down holding below chin, laughing and talking. A volunteer worker does the same thing. Watch the television, people at airport not ...

The holidays must be different this year

EDITOR: When I want my thoughts to reach a larger audience I don’t turn to Facebook, I come here. My hometown. I would rarely be kept away from Escanaba for more than six months at a time, yet it has been over 16 months since relaxing in my mother’s house, going for a run to Ludington ...

COVID rules

EDITOR: If you listen to Joe Biden, or any “blue State” Governors; Whitmer, New York’s Cuomo, California’s Newsome, or if you are on social media sites, you hear a lot of the same worn out phrases. Example: “If we just followed the rules and masked up, then our COVID numbers would ...

Thanksgiving — ’Under the stairs’

EDITOR: Not at grandma’s with turkey and all the goodies. Not over the river and through the woods with a sleigh, horses or bells, but “under the stairs”. About five weeks ago a group of about 10 men started meeting in close contact, with no COVID concerns, for about an hour each ...

Faces and names go with the numbers

EDITOR: We would like to thank the families of Karl Norman Kell, John A. “Jack” Manning, John E. Girardi, and any other families that shared with the public through obituaries, that their loved one’s cause of death was due to COVID-19. We feel it is very important that the public ...

Holiday traditions

EDITOR: That beautiful time of year is approaching with an occasional tree in someone’s window. We must have our trees and lights on and especially in our hearts and spirit. Viruses have always been with us. What does that have to do with 20/20. All traditions should be honored schools, ...

Time to begin to step aside

EDITOR: Most of us were blessed with parents who encouraged us to master a few of life’s basic lessons even before we began to go to school. Among these were “we can’t win every time”, “we don’t always get what we want” , and “the world does not revolve around us.” Sadly for ...

Back the Blue

EDITOR: 2020 is a rough year for everyone, COVID-19, elections, limited travel, lost jobs, etc. One group that suffers nationally is the Blue, our law enforcement officers, having to deal with all kinds of disruptions, additional crimes and rioting. Police officers deaths are up 70% since ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR: I was in base camp when our company got into the firefight. I walked down to the battalion ammo bunker (I never saw that it was ever tended) and got what I figured I’d need. Shelves and racks in there held everything in the way of explosives and ammunition. Then I went to the ...

The meaning of being pro-life

EDITOR: My response to the Unitarian Universalist Bay de Noc Fellowship: How dare you try to minimize the meaning of being pro-life. Who do you think you are? I am very, very much prolife “right to life” and proud of it. When I hear the right to life ads on the radio it brings tears to ...

Vote for pro-life candidates

EDITOR: The letter stated: ‘Many people vote for particular candidates because they are guided by their pro-life convictions and belief in the sanctity of life... we suggest that the pro-life view be expanded to not only include the well-being of the preborn embryo but recognize the ...

Stealth campaign

EDITOR: I doubt if top Democrats believe their nominee, Joe Biden, is capable of serving a full four year term as President. I doubt if they ever believed it. I think they plan to replace him with vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris as soon as it becomes politically practical. Whoever or ...

Lack of common sense

EDITOR: I understand that we as a society have to be more cautious but with that being said you also have to practice common sense. My father-in-law passed away on Sunday and in order for us to let his wife of 74 years know we had to get permission from Bishop Noah home, so that they could go ...

Good, professional people

EDITOR: In response to Julie Hoffmeyer’s letter to the press on October 27, 2020 I felt compelled to respond. It must be something in the air or water, or political season that makes people want to assassinate some ones’ character these days, but I believe it is never good to say, let ...

To mask or not to mask?

EDITOR: Delta County now has the most COVID-19 cases and related deaths in the U.P. There have been over 225,000 deaths in the country. There are also survivors left with debilitating after-effects including dementia, destroyed lungs, and other organ failures. One of my friends is in the ...

Letter to the editor deadline

Letters to the editor pertaining to the upcoming General Election will not be accepted after noon Thursday, October 29

Expanding the meaning of pro-life

EDITOR: Many people vote for particular candidates because they are guided by their pro-life convictions and belief in the sanctity of life. We would like to suggest that the pro-life view be expanded to not only include the well-being of the preborn embryo but recognize the sanctity of all ...

Letter to the editor deadline

Letters to the editor pertaining to the upcoming General Election will not be accepted after noon Thursday, October 29