Letters to the Editor

Democratic desperation

The Democrat Party today is so desperate and controlled by the left and George Soros that they recruit two Democrat women to make up stories about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager. Neither woman can remember any details because details can be fact checked. Neither ...

Conservation district needs millage support

The Dickinson Conservation District, or DCD, is a non-partisan, non-profit organization seeking a 0.1 millage on the Nov. 6 ballot. This request amounts to 10 cents per $1,000 taxable valuation. A home valued at $60,000 would cost $6 a year for five years. We are so fortunate to live in ...

Dental care for all veterans

I have just received my latest magazine from the Disabled American Veterans organization. As a 100-percent disabled veteran, I belong to and am a life member of the DAV. There is an article that should be of interest to all veterans who are enrolled for VA health care, not just DAV ...

Letter questioning Ford blamed victim

I was very disappointed by the Oct. 2 Letter to the Editor from Ms. Hansen. By the second paragraph I added surprise to disappointment, as she stated her profession as a therapist and a survivor. I believe, by the tenor of the letter, that Ms. Hansen thought this was a trial. This was a ...

Good work, good people at DCHS

EDITOR: I was just thinking this on my way here this morning, and I thought I would share my 2 cents. With everything going on at Dickinson County Healthcare System, I think it’s very easy to point the finger, to say, “I would never do that” or to place blame on one group, one ...

The case for the forest products transport bill

In response to the recently published news articles opposing SB 396, the forest products industry has been hard at work to ensure that all sides — the County Road Association, county road commissions and the many businesses within the forest products industry across the state — find common ...

Time for Schon to leave DCHS

It is a sad day in Iron Mountain after the Dickinson County Healthcare System’s board announced its intentions of keeping John Schon as administrator. It’s sad when the system doesn’t work for the greater good of the people. I do not understand the strong hold the board has, most ...

Bothered by Ford’s memory

I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee struggling to understand Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s and Judge Kavanaugh’s conflicting stories about what happened about 36 years ago. Much pain and confusion. I cannot relate to Ford’s fuzzy earlier recall of details of the actual abuse. Both ...

Kavanaugh needs to be confirmed

Melissa Lison wants to know what the rush is for Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment (Sept. 25 Letter to the Editor). Well, Melissa, I, like you, am an Independent but could be considered a Constitutionalist, meaning I believe that any and all laws passed by the federal government must be ...

We are up to the challenge

These are difficult times in our community, as we all are witness to an event none of us could have imagined as few as five years ago: our community hospital is facing bankruptcy as its employees strive diligently to save both patients and their workplace. In the months ahead, as we work ...

What’s the rush on Kavanaugh?

While watching the coverage of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings to confirm him to the Supreme Court, this thought keeps coming to mind. What is the Republicans’ hurry? Is it they are afraid in November they won’t have enough votes? I keep hearing that whatever President Trump says or does is ...

Public not to blame for DCHS problems

Past articles on Dickinson County Healthcare System in The Daily News report that “Fewer patients continue to create financial stress at DCHS...” They’re blaming locals who choose to spend their health care dollars elsewhere and are implying that vanishing health care dollars at DCHS are ...

Candidate ending write-in bid for Marinette sheriff

EDITOR: My name is Fred Popp and I ran for Marinette County sheriff in this past Republican primary. I cannot say thank you enough for all the support and help I received during this election. As you are aware, I lost the primary and since then took some time for myself and family to do some ...

Misses bingo at IR senior center

Bingo at the Iron River Senior Center has been discontinued. I would like to see the return of bingo. I talked to many people and they all want bingo reinstated. Playing bingo at the center was a place for senior citizens to be in contact with others on Sunday afternoons. Many of our seniors ...

LaFave doesn’t merit re-election

A state representative is elected to represent the people. But I have seen enough of our current representative patting himself on the back to realize the only person he serves in the Michigan Legislature is himself. Beau LaFave is all too proud to have repealed prevailing wage, even against ...

Dems don’t really care about life

I believe there is a lot of two-faced politics in the Democratic rhetoric being spread, to the point that one does not know what they really stand for. The Letter to the Editor on Sept. 3 is an example of this. It states: “Nearly 3,000 Americans are dead in Puerto Rico and nearly 500 children ...

In reality, no right to abortion

Watching the confirmation of the new Supreme Court Justice, what a laugh. Know the Democrats are worried about so-called abortion “rights.” There is no such thing as a woman’s right to have an abortion. It is a woman’s right to use birth control, period — that and that only. Once a ...

Don’t risk losing local hospital

I am writing in support of Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. I live in Crystal Falls, so I either have to drive 15 miles to Iron River or 30 miles to Iron Mountain for hospital care; some tests can be done locally at the Crystal Falls Clinic. Crystal Falls once had a community hospital — ...

A case for priests staying celibate

The Aug. 25 Speak Out about allowing Roman Catholic priests to marry was written without knowing the acronym B.I.B.L.E.: “Be informed before leaving earth.” Some of our politicians are married and abuse females. Daily news stories reveal more and more abusers. How about the three Jim’s ...

A community center proposal

I am a resident of Iron Mountain who is concerned about the welfare of the younger generation of our community. I have an idea for the two buildings next to the old Fontana’s. I am asking for help to possibly turn them into a type of community center, with pool tables, dart boards and a ...