Letters to the Editor

Be wary of VA privatization

EDITOR: I recently retired from the VA medical center. Now this may sound cliché, but it was truly my privilege to serve our nation’s veterans, including my own father. Today I had a health care experience that is a prime example of why the VA should NOT move towards privatization of ...

Heaven has strict immigration laws

EDITOR: This is for information for all you liberals. Heaven has a wall and very, very strict immigration policies and laws: The Ten Commandments. Heaven has four walls, with three gates on each wall and an angel guarding each gate. You only get in if you observe and obey the laws — the Ten ...

Different reason to fear the media

The July 2 letter by Allan Peterson inspired me to improve my knowledge of the different forms of socialism. I discovered there are about six different forms; however, I will only talk about two. Socialism is predicated on the idea that providing for the needs of all members of society will ...

Tractor ride to VA Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Northwoods Antique Tractor Club will take its annual tractor ride from the fire hall in Aurora, Wis., to the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain to display their tractors for the veterans. We will leave the fire hall at 9:30 a.m. and have a police escort from the Aurora ...

Be aware of air quality issues

Amen to the individual who voiced an opinion regarding campfires recently in the Letters to the Editor for the Daily News. The same applies to the odors from the mill and foundry. A large number of homes are cooled at night by opening windows. The elderly and very young find it hard to ...

A response to Pinecrest letter

This is a direct response to Vulcan citizen Ed McBroom’s Letter to the Editor in The Daily News on July 5. I will begin this by stating that Mr. McBroom and all of the other politicians above the bridge do not, and have not since the days of Rep. Jacobetti, had any power to do anything of ...

Blame Congress, not immigrants, for low wages

I recently saw a lady on a television news broadcast. This woman was screaming at a man of Hispanic heritage, whom I believe was a U.S. citizen. She was accusing him of being a drug dealer and a rapist and possibly of other dastardly deeds. He asked why she said that, and her reply was that ...

Cancer Loan Closet needs equipment back for next person

As president of the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet, I would like to thank our community for their continued support of our organization. With your monetary and equipment donations, we are able to loan out medical equipment or in the case of those battling cancer, provide dietary ...

US facing a pension crisis

This letter is a wake-up call to anyone who is currently receiving a pension or is counting on one in the future. There is a pension crisis in this country, and too many people either don’t know about it or just believe that if they ignore it, it will go away. The only thing going away may be ...

McBroom on Pinecrest record

I have tried several times to discuss the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers with Gerald McCole, yet he continues to misrepresent many of the facts and motivations surrounding the legislation I introduced at the behest of all three counties, Pinecrest, and with explicit support from the ...

The Democratic Socialists threat

Remember this name: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She will be a problem in the Democratic Party in years to come. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She was groomed by Bernie Sanders! She already has an un-American rant of “get rid of ICE.” She is also an ...

Pipeline keeps propane flowing

Anyone from the Upper Peninsula will tell you how frigid the winters in northern Michigan can be, and these cold temperatures require an abundance of inexpensive fuel to keep homes and businesses heated. Residents and businesses depend on Michigan’s supply of propane to live. Locally-owned ...

Not showing true Christian values

Have we become one of the most un-Christian nations in the world claiming to be Christian? I ask this question because we are traumatizing children and families. This country has done it during the slavery period when black African-Americans were treated as cattle. We also did it to our Native ...

Flooding shows climate change

The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County on Father’s Day weekend could cost Michigan up to $1 billion, according to an editorial printed in the Marquette Mining Journal on June 19. This event should inspire all of us to support action to reverse human-caused ...

Not the odd one in this situation

There is a gentleman who used to walk around town carrying a log on his shoulders, exercising. Believe me, that is an excellent overall body exercise, if anyone is interested. I saw him one evening a while back, as he was walking past an alcohol establishment, and there were people inside at ...

Separation of families must end

Tuesday night, MSNBC broadcast that the Trump administration has created at least three “Tender Age Shelters” near the U.S. southern border. Call them what they are — prisons for toddlers or concentration camps for kids, akin to the internment camps for Japanese-Americans in World War ...

No Garden Walk for 2018

Over the past eight years, the area Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association has sponsored a Garden Walk featuring local gardens. It is with regret that the 2018 Garden Walk is postponed. Tentative plans are for a July 20, 2019, date for next year. We thank the many repeat attendees of ...

Prevailing wage repeal bad idea

So we are now to believe that the repeal of the Prevailing Wage Law is a GOOD thing. That having to pay union wages to skilled construction workers puts an undue burden on non-union construction companies. That bidding for government contracts on a level playing field is somehow unfair to those ...

Earlier letter inaccurate about Pinecrest facility

I am the current chairman of the board of trustees for the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. I am responding to a Letter to the Editor printed in the Daily News last week regarding Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and Pinecrest Medical Care Facility. l would like to correct the ...

Counties failing at Pinecrest

Everything I am about to say concerns us, above the bridge versus those below the bridge. We above cannot do a thing unless we get the legal, lawful, or any other kind of permission needed from those below the bridge. This applies to our hospital in the past, present and future. Somebody from ...