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Letters to the Editor

Be Smart: Get immunized against COVID

EDITOR: Should you get immunized against COVID-19? Here are the facts for the United States, as of the Fourth of July, 2021. Deaths from COVID-19 infection: 605,000. Confirmed deaths from COVID-19 vaccines after more than 300 million doses have been given: 3. Deaths from COVID-19 infection in ...

An extra expense

EDITOR: I’m writing to inform all driver’s age ninety and above what the State Of Michigan requires in order to keep your driving privileges. One requirement is a Field Vision Test which must be administered by your eye doctor. There is a fifty-five dollar fee ($55) for this test. This ...

McBroom says no fraud

EDITOR: Kudos to Senator Ed McBroom! While many politicians are refusing to denounce the lie that the election was stolen, I am grateful to Sen. McBroom for having the integrity to set the record straight. As reported in the June 18, 2021 Houghton Mining Gazette and Bridge Magazine, Sen ...

In a fix again

EDITOR: In a fix again. Thats everyone on a fixed income, as our H2O rates are to be raised again - plus a surcharge (a rate increase by another name). Please, Escanaba City Council, do a survey of seniors who live here. Tap into the surplus Michigan has just announced; “State tax revenues ...

Cost of utilities

EDITOR: We find ourselves in a sad state of affairs. Regular gasoline has gone up in price to $3.20 a gallon, an increase of about $1.50 a gallon in the past year. Stopping the construction of the Keystone Pipeline to appease the “tree huggers” didn’t help matters. Lumber has sky ...

A soldier’s story

EDITOR{ 54 summers ago found me and 150 other new draftees standing on painted boot prints arranged in a company formation as a U.S. Army sergeant lectured us. “You all have enjoyed 18 to 22 years of a life insurance policy. You are paying the premium now You owe your country two ...