Letters to the Editor

Those who have wolves should decide on control

In reply to Sarah Payette from Macomb on “Casperson ignores voters on wolves:” Senate Resolution 105 has passed through an unelected committee, with Senator Casperson as chairman. The committee is chaired by an elected official — our senator, our elected official in the U.P. You’re ...

Dianda: No-fault auto insurance reform still needed

There’s no doubt that Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I believe that seniors and families should be able to see a rate reduction without a loss in coverage — something that a recently rejected no-fault reform plan would have required. The plan did not ...

Make a call to fully fund the VA

This weekend we had Veterans Day and praised, toasted and otherwise honored “the Vets.” The summer saw squadrons of motorcycles roaring for the vets, flags a flying. On television, we see heartwarming stories of Honor Flights to Washington and various entertainments at veterans or nursing ...

Understand first, then judge

Concerning the uproar over the NFL players protesting during the playing of our National Anthem: peoples’ anger and frustration are completely understandable. I don’t agree with the protesting during the anthem but also don’t follow the NFL or any pro sports as I used to, as it has ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Breitung schools fund

EDITOR: On Nov. 7, voters are being asked to vote “Yes” on a sinking fund for Breitung Township Schools. This money will be used to improve the technology and facilities of the schools, as defined by state regulations. All good investments require maintenance and the school is no ...

More support for Breitung schools sinking fund issue

Much debate has ensued in advance of the election next week, when we voters in Breitung Township are being asked to consider the establishment of a sinking fund to assist our school administrators in addressing important, ongoing issues related to maintaining the highest-quality education for ...

Facts on fund for Breitung schools

A recent letter to The Iron Mountain Daily News reflected a gross misunderstanding of the proposed sinking fund for the Breitung Township Schools. The author suggested that the revenue would be used to fund pensions.This is simply not true, and it would be illegal. Sinking fund spending is ...

More support for BTS funding

Building on success, serving our community — this is what a quality school district provides when given the proper resources to do so. On Tuesday, voters will have the opportunity to say yes to a sinking fund millage request of only .9 of a mill being requested by the Breitung Township ...

Vote to help Breitung schools

Appreciate the heads-up from the Appropriation Committee for the sinking fund proposal for Breitung Township Schools that appeared recently in the Daily News for Letters to the Editor. Breitung Township Schools are great educators. Let’s help them this way. Your vote is very important ...

Opposed to Breitung schools sinking fund

EDITOR: We feel the public should know that the Breitung Township School District sinking fund millage proposal on the November 7, 2017 ballot is a fancy spin for paying for pensions. The way pensions are currently set up, only 60 cents for every dollar of pension benefit earned by employees ...

Sees no reason to support Trump

EDITOR: This letter is a response to the recent letter by the chairman of the Dickinson County Republican Committee. Mr. Wally Townsend’s letter was a plea for Congress and the American people to support the proposals of President Trump. I, for one, would be happy to support these ...

The real show of disrespect to flag

EDITOR: What does the flag represent? I believe this is a personal and very individual decision. If it represents the American ideals of justice, liberty and respect for all Americans, we don’t seem to have fully accomplished that. If it represents the rights and privileges embodied in ...

Sheriff opposes plan to let ATVs on Marinette County highways

This letter was written to the Marinette County Board — I write today to explain why, in the interest of public safety and highway safety, I urge you to vote “no” on the Highway Committee’s 3-2 vote to open all county trunk highways to ATV and UTV use. The sheriff’s office has ...

Casperson ignores voters on wolves

Sen. Casperson and his cronies continue their vendetta on wolves. Senate Resolution 105 passed through an unelected committee, where Casperson is the chairman, and will very soon be on the Michigan Senate floor. This resolution urges the federal government to take wolves off the Endangered ...

Bay West Gala needs support

We are fortunate in Dickinson County to have such a beautiful campus and resource as Bay College West. Bay West provides opportunities and opens doors for our residents of all ages to improve their lives through education. The Bay Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will host its second ...

Thoughts on deer hunts past, future

We have another deer season coming up again Nov. 15. I started deer hunting at 14 in 1959 with my dad and my brother. It was a whole different way of hunting than we hunt today. I had a hand-me-down Winchester lever action .32 Special, no scope in those days, just the old iron sights. We also ...

Need to do better on food waste

Did you know that up to 40 percent of food in the U.S. is thrown away, while over 40 million Americans struggle with hunger annually? Aside from hunger, the slower-moving catastrophe tied into food waste comes from the waste itself—as much as 25 percent of the nation’s water use is tied ...

Time to support Trump proposals, presidency

The Republican Party calls upon all members of Congress and the American people to support the proposals of President Trump for the economic revitalization of our country. This includes passing the budget he has proposed, bringing tax relief to the middle class and revising our trade agreements ...

A Constitutional right to protest

Some thoughts about the NFL protests. A writer asks what gives people the right to kneel during the anthem? The answer, of course, is the First Amendment to the Constitution. The right of peaceful protest is enshrined in that document and has been repeatedly upheld by the Supreme Court. Seems ...

Disappointed by lack of people at Alpha Omega Home event

EDITOR: On Saturday, an informational session for Alpha Omega Residential and Recovery Home was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Invitations were sent to all the churches. The Daily News had put information in the paper inviting everyone to come and learn about Alpha Omega’s work ...