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Letters to the Editor

Agrees too many hunting seasons

I totally agree with Allan Peterson’s letter in the Daily News on Jan. 11 — there are way too many hunting seasons. We do not need a youth hunt. Some of those young children hunting can barely carry the rifle, let alone shoot it. It’s true the Department of Natural Resources does it ...

Balance needed in democracy

It appears to me that maintaining a healthy democracy is much like balancing yourself on a beam, where multiple forces can drive you off. The two factors it seems to me for a healthy democracy are balancing the maintenance of a policy promoting the common good for all, and promoting individual ...

Wildlife predator hunt ‘unethical’

There are more and more predator hunting contests. These organized hunts, sponsored by businesses and hunting organizations, are unregulated. They show disregard for the intelligence, beauty, complexity and spirit of the individual wild creature as well as their populations and role in our ...

Self-driving cars can’t be trusted

We have all heard by now about how the Russians hacked the DNC and the Chinese have hacked various government agencies in recent years. Not to mention the other hackings that takes place, such as ransom-ware on private and business computer systems. But there is one thing that no one is ...

Too many deer hunting seasons

Well another deer season has come and gone and it keeps getting worst. This year I saw a grand total of four deer. It has been getting worst for the last five years at my camp. I did not hunt on my own land because I had no bucks there. I had to leave to hunt on state land 10 miles farther ...

No surprise to teacher shortage

The News tells us there is a shortage of substitute teachers. Experience tells us it will soon be followed by a shortage of full-time teachers. Are we surprised? We are not. You cannot denigrate an entire profession year after year and expect young people to flock to that profession. Remember ...

Bad idea to raise speed limit in UP

Upon learning of the passage of the increased speed limit on the roads in the state of Michigan by our governor I am deeply concerned for the residents of the state of Michigan. I believe he has made an unwise choice for his people. My first thought is with a speed limit now of 55, there are ...

Hamilton sought better for country

EDITOR: In the beloved (and condensed) words of Alexander Hamilton, “...the safety and welfare,...the fate of an empire” rests on whether, “men are capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice.” Regarding the most recent election, many believe our country ...

‘A lesson of Christmas’

EDITOR: My mom, the late O’Diel Newman, taught me a lesson of love when I was young. I call it a lesson of Christmas. Mom was the eldest of five children. When she was 7, her father passed away. It was during World War II and times were hard. Her mother, Edna, could not afford a lot, ...

Daily News too harsh on Trump

EDITOR: What has happened to the Iron Mountain Daily News? Since you rolled out your new web page, I have noticed that there is more anti-Trump coverage. Before you start cutting him to the quick, why don’t you give him a chance to see what he will do for America. God knows that the ...

Kids need time for humor, play

EDITOR: A long time ago, the Sunday Funnies in the newspaper were read on television. This sharpened the sense of humor, with good laughs. It also helped kids to read along with the person reading them. Kids nowadays need to play more and help over bad times.

Tiny cages for hens not right

EDITOR: In 2009, the Michigan Legislature overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the state’s Animal Industry Act to ensure animals aren’t cruelly confined on factory farms in tiny cages. The amendment gave producers a lengthy 10 years to phase out these cruel cages and provide more humane ...

Norway seniors deserve funds

EDITOR: This message is to all citizens in Dickinson County regarding the approximately $356,844 that will be collected by the Dickinson County Board of Commissioners from the senior citizens millages. At the Nov. 28 county board meeting, we heard Dickinson County Controller Brian Bousley ...

Wants SD chip from camera back

EDITOR: On Friday afternoon, Nov. 25, I didn’t hunt on my stand in Florence County, Road D. When I went there Saturday morning, my trail camera was gone. The camera is replaceable, but the SD chip and pictures are not. I would like to get the SD chip back. If you can help me, please ...

Working class should be wary of GOP overtures

EDITOR: I would like to respond to a recent letter to the editor from Wally Townsend. Mr. Townsend claims that in the last eight years, the Democratic Party has thrown workers and unions under the bus. He claims that tens of thousands of manufacturing businesses either moved overseas or went ...

Lack of courtesy to job applicants

EDITOR: I have been watching my wife apply for jobs that past couple of years and I see that things have changed since I left college and sought employment. It used to be a “first party” thing, in that you appeared in front of the person at the gateway, the front desk or sometimes even ...

Charity often going to those ‘who do not need it’

Speak Out: In response to last week’s “ Some taking advantage of charity.” I could not agree more with you. That is the reason I do not donate, because it always goes to those who do not need it. I believe there should be an income limit/level for all these programs, so that ...

Obama has been the great divider

Speak Out: "Obama has been the great divider"   Abraham Lincoln’s statement “you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” is important. Why is this important now? We ...

Impressed by Forest Park’s program honoring veterans

Bouquet From Bill Leonoff, Crystal Falls: I attended the program at Forest Park on Nov. 11 to honor area veterans. It was impressive the way the student body was attentive and respectful throughout the program, including during the presentation by the guest speaker, retired Sgt. 1st ...

Need to think before posting on social media

EDITOR: I, a very proud American citizen, was one of the lucky ones; I was born in this great country.  This is the only country I have ever lived in, even with its faults I know it is the best country to live in, without any doubt. No individual country can be perfect, due to the fact that ...