Letters to the Editor

Please be respectful at UP Veterans War Memorial

We are aware of the lifestyles of today and the need for people wanting to be in shape and physically fit. This is a reminder to those who use the 500 steps at Pine Mountain. We want you to know the U.P. Veterans War Memorial Committee understands and respects the fact that people want to be ...

Vandalism in Kingsford

On Saturday, May 6, during the night, some vandals decided to smash and break car lights, side mirrors and yard ornaments, along with pulling trailers out into the streets of Maple through to Hodaly, etc., in Kingsford. The police, I am sure, got fingerprints off of several items throughout ...

Will still feed the animals

This is to the writer of “Foolish to feed the deer.” I’d rather feed the deer than give to the poor any day. At least the deer appreciate the help. Just like I would rather donate to any animal shelter than give to anything for people. I hate hearing people complain about the deer ...

Paying for what’s watched on TV

T.V.s should have a meter, like the electric and water meter, where you pay for what you use — with the current system, you pay whether you use it or not. Most TV providers have three choices of set up — if you don’t have the top one, they block you off so you can’t see it. You are ...

On grapes and gullible voters

EDITOR: I just today found out a big reason about what’s happening with our voting results. I was shopping at a local grocery store and saw some beautiful white grapes that were $5.99 a pound, so I took a bag of them. I moved on a little further into the produce department and saw some ...

Ted Williams was a man’s man

Recently, I watched a documentary about baseball great Ted Williams. Like any human being, he had his faults. But as a commentator stated, he was a man’s man who would not fit in this day and age. He yelled at you if he had reason and with a man such as him you knew exactly where you stand. A ...

Pragmatism vs. rigid ideology

It seems to me that pragmatism is, in many ways, a necessary element of organizational functionality. Pragmatism means to solve problems in a practical way without sacrificing the goals of the general welfare or hindrance of the advancement of everybody’s general good. Ideology is a system of ...

More questions on privatizing VA

The following is a letter I created for the American Legion Post 211 in Florence, Wis., and that we subsequently sent to our elected senators and Congressional representatives in Washington D.C. with our concerns about the privatization of the Veterans Administration. Other local veterans ...

High school graduation, alcohol don’t mix

High school graduation will soon be here. And with graduation come open houses and other parties. And with parties often comes drinking. I’d like to remind all community members to be extra vigilant this time of year to keep our young people safe and healthy by keeping alcohol out of their ...

Need to fix the real problem

EDITOR: In regard to the recent elderly patient locked out in the cold —is our court system so bent on blaming someone else that they do not see the real problem, staring them right in the eye? The lock should have been on the inside, so he couldn’t get out into the below-zero weather, ...

Isle Royale moose hunt impractical

This is in response to Mr. Kesler’s “Hunt, not wolves, best answer for Isle Royale moose” letter in the April 26 Daily News. I’m afraid you don’t understand the logistics of hunting on Isle Royale. You pose this as a choice between feeding wolves and feeding people. You could, of ...

Hunt, not wolves, best answer for Isle Royale moose

Read an article last week in The Daily News about the moose population explosion on Isle Royale. A similar situation occurred in Yellowstone National Park years back with the elk and deer populations. The solution for Isle Royale’s dilemma appears to be one that was used in Yellowstone. ...

Upset about MDOT spending

A couple articles in The Daily News about roads and bridges and the Michigan Department of Transportation recently drew my attention. Now that our plates and gas taxes have gone up, it seems MDOT officials have lost all common sense and spent it all on roundabouts. Why take out a $5,000 ...

Time to enjoy Little League

EDITOR: It’s not too early to start thinking about Little League baseball. A great organization where the coaches give of their time for the love of the game. Games are rotated between Iron Mountain, Kingsford, and Breitung Township. Most fields have bleachers but some do not. Perhaps ...

Schumer makes no sense on tax code overhaul

In an article “Dems: Trump’s tax secrecy complicates legislative overhaul,” Sen. Schumer stated, “Trump is opening himself to second guessing about his motives for supporting different policies and that the average American will think he’s making changes because ‘it’s good for ...

Push on for ATV use in Kingsford

EDITOR: Attention citizens of Kingsford: If you wish the right to ride your ATV or side-by-side on designated streets or alleys within the city limits, please show up at the council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. So far it has been stopped by the Planning Commission with the ...

A poem on Good Friday

A poem for Easter — I Believe I was not there when Mary cried. I was not there when Peter denied. I was not there when thorns were a crown. I was not there when He fell down. I was not there when they nailed Him to the board. I was not there when they crucified my ...

Wrong plan for Central School

EDITOR: When money becomes most important, the best intentioned, honest and nice people become victims. In my opinion, such is the case with those supporting low-income housing in the old Central School building. I view this as a very bad decision for our community. This kind of ...

GOP health care bill good first try

It’s easy to forget things, even important things, if we get distracted by challenges. That may explain why many have forgotten the compelling picture of the 7-foot stack of paper Sen. Mitch McConnell provided, representing Obama’s health care law, back in March 2013. According to the ...

Bothered by driver who deliberately hit muskrat

EDITOR: I saw a disturbing incident 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. I had just stopped for a moment to look through my glove box for a paper I needed when I looked up and noticed something little walking across the lot towards me. When it got right up close, I could see it was ...