Letters to the Editor

Sheriff Sauve merits re-election

I have observed a good number of sheriffs in our county since the 1950s, when my father held that office. Right now, we have a very good sheriff in Jerry Sauve. I served as the chief deputy of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office for several years. I watched Jerry Sauve come to our agency ...

Brown County sheriff endorses retaining Sauve

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is seeking re-election to his third term as your sheriff. It is with great honor that I endorse him as the clear choice to continue to lead the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and beyond. Sheriff Sauve is compassionate, caring and a dedicated ...

DCHS needs oversight from outside until sale

When Dickinson County Healthcare System met earlier this year in an open meeting at Bay College West in Iron Mountain to discuss the possibility of unloading debt-ridden DCHS to Bellin Health Systems of Green Bay, Wis., there was an atmosphere of sheer grandiose giddiness resonating from DCHS ...

Election Letters

The Daily News will print letters related to the Aug. 14 Wisconsin primary election through Thursday, with a deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday for submission. Letters should be no more than 250 words. The deadline for submitting letters for today’s Michigan primary election has passed. For ...

Troubling presidency

Wouldn’t you love to know what it cost the taxpayers in this country to enforce Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy? Plenty, I’ll bet, not to mention the suffering of the parents and children separated at the border, which was entirely preventable. We are now 18 months into this ...

DICSA serves seniors across the county

EDITOR: It has come to my attention that there is inaccurate information about the services provided by the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency that are paid for with Dickinson County millage dollars. DICSA uses county millage funds to provide services throughout all of Dickinson County, ...

Vietnam Wall in Manistique

EDITOR: The Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall will be in Manistique today through Monday at the marina. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. The memorial is dedicated to honoring the courage, sacrifice, ...

Breen Senior Center has store

In the Letter to the Editor for the Daily News recently, the Breen Senior Center Retail Store was omitted. The store is open daily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and accepts donated gently used clothing and household items, which are sold at a reasonable price. The pasty sale at the center will begin again ...

Need a change in government

A recent AARP publication had an article about people becoming financially devastated, even to the point of bankruptcy, from the costs of trying to survive cancer. My first thought was why, in this day and age, is this still happening? Why is the government allowing this to happen? The number ...

Library needs public’s support

The Dickinson County Library’s millage renewal will be on the primary election ballot Aug. 7. The renewal is for five years, January 2020 to December 2024, and will replace the existing millage that expires at the end of 2019. In 2012, the most recent millage vote, Dickinson County ...

Vote for two senior millages

The upcoming election ballot in Dickinson County will have two separate millages that are extremely important to the seniors and their families: a .25 mills, or 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for five years to operate and maintain senior centers and programs, and a .15 mills, or 15 cents ...

DICSA: Funding benefits seniors

I’d like to let readers know just how much the Dickinson County senior millage dollars impact our area seniors. DlCSA — the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency — receives a good portion of the millage dollars. We use the money to provide these services to any eligible resident in the ...

State needs to step in on DCHS

The number one reason that Dickinson County Memorial Hospital is financially ailing is retiree costs, or pensions. There is no entity to save the hospital from failing financially — not if but when the hospital is forced to file for protection or is liquidated and goes in front of a (future ...

Senior millages fund good work

Very soon you will be voting on a critical issue regarding the senior millage. Family Ties is one of the many programs that benefit from this funding. Family Ties is the best-kept secret in Dickinson County. It’s a program of the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA. I have ...

Reaction not the problem

This is in response to Brad Tomassucci’s letter (“Be wary of VA privatization,” July 19) concerning his cancelled appointment and how his father would have reacted. He makes an excellent point. He states his father would have raised some hell over the issue, and as far as I am concerned, ...

Vote for senior center millage

The August primary election is coming up and the senior citizen center millage is on the ballot. If not able to get to the polls, absentee ballots are available. Senior centers offer delicious meals daily, noon lunches and night meals at reasonable prices, along with delivered meals for the ...

Don’t go with UP Health

To Dickinson County Healthcare System trustees: You could find someone better than UP Health. I was in their hospital for six days after being here for 12 days. The service here was excellent and up there was so bad. One of the nurses I had had to work three 16-hour shifts in a row. When the ...

Supports Sauve as Marinette County sheriff

To my fellow Marinette County residents — After 27 years of service with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, we were able to retire to Marinette County. For the past 28 years we have resided in the Town of Silver Cliff. Because of my background, I have paid attention to our ...

Remember to stay hydrated in hot weather

In regards to an article in the Daily News recently: “Tips for seniors in hot weather,” it was not mentioned to stay hydrated. Seniors have been treated in emergency rooms for heat stroke and dehydration. A water bottle should be kept handy when hot weather continues for a long period of ...

Compassion is more satisfying

After watching almost two weeks the story of the crisis on the border, some thoughts have come to my mind. Right now unemployment is at the lowest it has been in years, which means there are more jobs than workers. Instead of sending the immigrants arriving on the border back to a place that ...