Letters to the Editor

True Christian behavior lacking

For years now, I have heard about an “Evangelical Base” when talking politics. Now as I understand it, these Evangelicals claim to be Christians. Now, Christian comes from the base word “Christ,” which of course comes from the followers of Jesus Christ. If you have not heard of this ...

Problems with recent ‘real collusion’ letter

My curiosity was aroused by a recent Letter to the Editor claiming the real collusion with Russia was perpetrated by the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. It seems the writer believes in a very, very deep conspiracy involving the Democrat left and every news organization other than ...

Unfair to cancel federal pay raise

On Thursday, just before Labor Day, Trump showed what he thinks of workers, particularly the 686 federal workers who take care of our veterans at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Trump said, “We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, ...

Need Democrats for the future

A letter writer commends his neighbors for removing a tree that was blocking a waterway. While I think he is correct in his assumption that most of the homeowners on the Chain of Lakes lean Republican, his implied conclusion — that had those same neighbors leaned Democratic, they would have ...

Need to look at real collusion

The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, it was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The law enforcement — FBI — and the intelligence arms of government were placed in the service of the Democratic presidential bid, ...

Are morality and greatness related?

Are people giving lip service to morality when convenient or when it doesn’t cost much socially or financially? I have heard the reasoning to ignore, minimize, or rationalize the lack of true commitment to holding up true brotherly love, which I believe is the foundation of morality. The ...

Make sure to get it in writing

I had an experience at a local dentist office that should be a reminder to everyone to get things in writing. Back in January, I developed a toothache. I went a well-known dentist and was given two options, one quite expensive. The insurance person assured me that with my two coverages, I ...

Engebretson run shows character

I spent part of Saturday with Margaret Engebretson. She is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives covering the Seventh District of Wisconsin, which in effect is the majority of far northern Wisconsin and includes Florence County. She drove over to Florence to meet me and hand ...

Conservatives get things done

A very large pine tree fell into a channel on the Chain of Lakes and blocked over one-half of the passageway. Within a couple of hours, my neighbors and friends had cut it up and removed the branches from the channel, making the channel safe again to traverse. First, I would like to thank them ...

Micromanaging at Northpointe

According to a Daily News article that cited minutes from the June meeting, the Northpointe Healthcare System Board of Directors voted 9-3 to give a 60-day notice to CEO Jennifer McCarty that her contract will not be renewed. McCarty was promoted to CEO in October 2015 after previously serving ...

Imperfect excuses for abortion

I have a very dear friend who is the product of rape. A decision was made to save a life. I have another dear friend who is the product of statutory rape. A decision was made to save a life. With the science of medicine gaining more and more secrets of life using amniocentesis, we can now ...

Likes having DCHS nearby

Recently I had a concern pop up about my cholesterol. My doctor recommended I get a test done for it and gave me a list of cardiologists that could schedule a calcium score.  The scheduling department called and offered four or five locations to schedule the test — all located in central ...

Confederate flag flap nonsense

This is in reference to the article about the Civil War reenactment at the Logjam Festival in Mosinee, Wis. I don’t know what’s crazier — being offended by a rebel flag at a Civil War reenactment or actually apologizing for having a rebel flag at a Civil War reenactment. Madness.

Sheriff Sauve merits re-election

I have observed a good number of sheriffs in our county since the 1950s, when my father held that office. Right now, we have a very good sheriff in Jerry Sauve. I served as the chief deputy of the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office for several years. I watched Jerry Sauve come to our agency ...

Brown County sheriff endorses retaining Sauve

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve is seeking re-election to his third term as your sheriff. It is with great honor that I endorse him as the clear choice to continue to lead the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office in 2019 and beyond. Sheriff Sauve is compassionate, caring and a dedicated ...

DCHS needs oversight from outside until sale

When Dickinson County Healthcare System met earlier this year in an open meeting at Bay College West in Iron Mountain to discuss the possibility of unloading debt-ridden DCHS to Bellin Health Systems of Green Bay, Wis., there was an atmosphere of sheer grandiose giddiness resonating from DCHS ...

Election Letters

The Daily News will print letters related to the Aug. 14 Wisconsin primary election through Thursday, with a deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday for submission. Letters should be no more than 250 words. The deadline for submitting letters for today’s Michigan primary election has passed. For ...

Troubling presidency

Wouldn’t you love to know what it cost the taxpayers in this country to enforce Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy? Plenty, I’ll bet, not to mention the suffering of the parents and children separated at the border, which was entirely preventable. We are now 18 months into this ...

DICSA serves seniors across the county

EDITOR: It has come to my attention that there is inaccurate information about the services provided by the Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency that are paid for with Dickinson County millage dollars. DICSA uses county millage funds to provide services throughout all of Dickinson County, ...

Vietnam Wall in Manistique

EDITOR: The Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall will be in Manistique today through Monday at the marina. Inscribed on the black granite walls are the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. The memorial is dedicated to honoring the courage, sacrifice, ...