Letters to the Editor

Wisconsin needs constitutional carry change

It is time for Wisconsin to join 10 other states and allow our citizens to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a government issued permit. Under current law, any law-abiding citizen is allowed to carry a gun as long as it is in open view — such as in a holster on their hip. But if a ...

School closures will hurt students

So Michigan has 38 schools on its closure list. The law, passed by the Republican legislature, ostensibly in response to the president’s “Race To the Top” initiative, requires all public schools in Michigan be tested and graded on their performance, and the bottom 5 percent will be ...

No one should be at risk for sake of US ‘image’

In a Letter to the Editor by Gilbert Engel, facts published by Cato Institute research stated: “The number of terrorism-related murders carried out by foreign-born attackers on U.S. soil from 1975 to 2015, or 40 years, was 88. The chance of an American being killed by a refugee in a ...

Essential to have free press, media

Donald J. Trump, was helped to his so-called election victory through the influence of former KGB agent Putin's spy apparatus. The ousted National Security Advisor Flynn contacted the Russian Ambassador the day after President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering is the U.S. ...

Immigration actions harming US world image

When is a threat real? The question is particularly important in a time of news manipulation, fear, distrust of differences and exploitation of human cultural and social isolation. The common result of the above is exaggeration of the rare expectation and stereotyping generally to the ...

Voucher cards not the answer for veterans

I recently called the Disabled American Veterans Organization in Washington D.C., an organization of which I am a life member as a disabled veteran. I soon received some information on the voucher card program that so many politicians are promoting. You hear them say things like “let the ...

Disappointed in LaFave event

Shortly after arriving at state Rep. Beau LaFave’s first coffee hour in Iron Mountain, it became glaringly apparent that not much thought or planning was put into this event. With no designated area set aside, we found the least-congested place to wait for Rep. LaFave to arrive. Being in a ...

Council becomes veterans alliance

EDITOR: Members of the old Dickinson Council Veterans Council met in January on forming a new organization, the Dickinson County Veterans Alliance. As envisioned, it will be made up of veterans, area service organization representatives, and neighbors who are not veterans, but who want to ...

Senate should act quickly to confirm Gorsuch

Our Senate has been given the most qualified individual for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is a man with an impeccable record and has a history of demonstrating integrity that adheres to the law. Judge Gorsuch was easily confirmed to the 10th Circuit Court ...

North Central made up of more than just Powers

The article about the “Jets having the longest win streak in the U.S.” was appreciated. It was a tribute to very dedicated and gifted athletic young men, some of who graduated in the past two years. What I didn’t like about the article was the credit going to “a small town of Powers ...

Fence town officials do look out for residents

In regard to the letter by Fence Town Chairman Frank Smith in The Daily News on Jan. 30, I would like to present the facts. Chairman Smith states part of the reason he is not seeking re-election is the fire protection fee. This is likely a true statement, as Chairman Smith has fought this ...

Response to ‘Fears about ACA, VA and Social Security’

EDITOR: I find it interesting that, when a report on exactly what the government is going to do (facts, not speculation) hasn’t been released, that so many others know what is in the plan. Point in fact is this Letter to the Editor in the Jan. 23 Daily News: “While I admit the ...

Nordics deserved better coverage

On Jan. 19, the North Dickinson Nordics boys varsity basketball team had its biggest win in quite some time. The team from this small school district of 296 students was able to defeat a school district nearly nine times its size, with an enrollment of 2,562. This “Hoosiers” type of win ...

Repayment not needed for fire truck purchase

EDITOR: I will soon be the former chairman of the town of Fence in Wisconsin. I have decided not to run for re-election. In regards to the purchase of the fire truck, it really bothers me that the supervisors have approved a fire protection fee ordinance that allows them to charge a fee to ...

Norway senior center should get more money

The easy and only way to solve the problems at the Norway-Vulcan Senior Center that were inflicted upon them on March 31 is to do what they asked months ago. At the Jan. 23 Dickinson County Board meeting, the five commissioners released $36,241 from the Dickinson County Senior Millage to the ...

Veterans group aims to continue

The following two resolutions were offered by Chairman Robert Clutter at the Dec. 19, 2016, meeting of the standing Council of Veterans Affairs for a vote: Be it therefore resolved: That the chief purpose of the Council of Veterans Affairs serving the Dickinson County area has been to ...

Get help with quitting tobacco

Year after year, quitting tobacco is one of the most common, and difficult to achieve, New Year’s resolutions. According to data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Medicaid members in Wisconsin smoke at nearly double the state average of 17 percent. However, help is ...

Fears about ACA, VA and Social Security

After the recent election, I have been listening to the Republican’s agenda. Their main goals are to end the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” privatize the Veterans Administration and overhaul Social Security. While I admit the Affordable Care needs to be fixed, repealing it ...

Climate change isn’t hypothetical

Wisconsin state Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Adam Jarchow do a commendable job of explaining the economic reasons why they take on the environmental left (Jan. 4 Guest column: “Bold change needed in natural resources policy”). However, environmental policies must also be based upon what is ...