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Letters to the Editor

Medical supplies needed

EDITOR: We have seen the television images of ordinary Chinese citizens wearing sanitary masks. South Koreans, too, appear to be having no problem getting masks. Why, then, are health care workers in the most prosperous nation in the world having to do without? The White House cites ...

The richest country?

EDITOR: A few years ago someone said its a terrible thing to waste a crisis and was criticized but its true; that could be the best time to learn how to solve a problem. Already, we see from this crisis that myths have been exposed; myths that only those who want to believe will still ...

Why are people hoarding

EDITOR: What for? For leaving no toilet paper for the rest of us, including us seniors (a handicapped vet and his wife — both in their 70s). I went to Elmer’s on the 18th of March to get what we needed ‚— toilet paper. Some greedy (one of the seven deadly sins) people cleaned the ...

Setting the record straight

EDITOR: In honor of those who were awarded decorations for valor in combat and those who should have been awarded decorations for valor, I want to correct any misimpression Dr. Blasier may have given in his March 11 letter to the editor. Dr. Blasier referred to me as a “decorated U.S. ...

Heed precautions, but don’t panic

EDITOR: F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real! Oftentimes that is what FEAR is — irrational response to circumstances and events. Yes, the coronavirus is something to be concerned about for sure, but panic and freaking out help no one. Psychology experts make it clear that more than ...

Gun debate

EDITOR: Richard Clark is a friend of mine and a respected colleague. He is a decorated U.S. Marine combat veteran. He wrote a letter to the editor, published on March 14, that was factually accurate and also misleading. He asserts that LaFave’s “owning” an AR-15 style weapon was not ...

Support the senior center

EDITOR: There has been a lot of talk in our community lately about the senior center acquiring grant funds for building improvements that would benefit the seniors of this county. We understand there was a point where they had completed an application and been given the indication that they ...

Letter to the President

EDITOR: Dear Mr. President: Sir, don’t put me on your “hit list” for comments forthcoming. I have been saying since the surprise 2016 victory that your policies in so many arenas have been positively received by many Americans who wish to recapture a country that once was, one where ...

Second Amendment interpretation

EDITOR: Beau LaFave carried an AR-style handgun (description by Lansing State Journal) to the State of the State. LaFave’s AR-style weapon and a .40 caliber handgun were stolen in a burglary from his Lansing underwear drawer while LaFave was in the U.P. No money was reported taken. ...

What is O’Connell trying to take back?

EDITOR: At the Feb. 27, 2020, council meeting Councilperson O’Connell made a comment that they were “taking” Harbor Tower back when talking about the new proposed apartment complex. This isn’t the first time she has made this comment. Being an employee of the Escanaba Housing ...

A wake-up call

EDITOR: The Coronavirus has everyone in an uproar. Apple has scaled back production, Car companies can’t get parts that were being produced in China. Clothing companies are feeling the effects. Pepsi and Coke can’t get some of the ingredients to produce their products. These are just a ...

Yes, we need a dispensary

EDITOR: Do we want marijuana sold here? That was the title of the letter to the editor. Next, I glanced at the name...William Gasman. With amusement, I read on. You see, one day while working in a shop on Ludington last summer, Mr. Gasman came in. He was asking if we would hang a poster in ...

Letter showed lack of understanding

EDITOR: This letter is in response to one posted by Ms. Mari Negro regarding the legal demonstration of rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment by Representative Beau LaFave. She expressed notable bias and lack of understanding regarding firearms and our Constitution. I found the letter a ...

LaFave’s irresponsible behavior

EDITOR: Members of the Menominee County Democratic Party met to discuss a variety of issues including the upcoming Michigan Presidential Primary on March 10, as well as the behavior of our state representative for the 108th District Beau LaFave during a joint session of the Michigan ...

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 ...