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What do you want to follow?

EDITOR:I believe that one of our choices in this election is between "as if" and "what is". What I mean is that the Republican Party seems to be acting "as if" the country is still in a serious recession when all major economist and economic indicators show "what is" - a country that has ...

Candidates should focus on real needs

EDITOR:Is there are anyone left in America that still wants to know what Hillary Clinton thinks of Donald Trump? Is there anyone left in America that still wants to know what Donald Trump thinks of Hillary Clinton? I doubt it.I think a lot of folks would like to know when we are going to ...

Tale of the empty fish stringer

EDITOR:My father and I enjoyed fishing together on the Menominee River. We were going fishing for some larger northerns to give to a friend of my father's in '58 or '59. My father, being a skilled fisherman and having won a walleye and northern tournament in Minnesota at a young age, was a good ...

Olympic athlete goes the distance

EDITOR:It was the great abolitionist and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher who said "We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started."At this summer's Olympics, the javelin thrower from Kenya, Julius Yego, taught ...

Time for Obama government to go

EDITOR:When is the payment for hostages not a ransom? When the Obama Administration says so. The Wall Street Journal says the State Department tried to spin a $1.7 billion settlement the U.S. reached with Tehran in January under the nuclear deal was finalized and Iran released five American ...

Talk to kids about tobacco products

EDITOR:It's that time of year again. If they haven't already, many parents will soon be taking their kids shopping for new clothes and school supplies or making plans afterschool activities.One more item for parents to think about is how they can help their kids stay tobacco and nicotine free ...

County board should heed vote

EDITOR:The people have spoken again. Hope the Dickinson County Board has finally accepted the no tax increase vote.Perhaps suggestions from the taxpayers themselves would be helpful if the board would just listen. Or the wait-and-see attitude after the November election would be a better ...

Only candidate with true solutions is Donald Trump

EDITOR:This letter was composed and sent to Reince Priebus, Republican Committee chairman, before the Republican National Convention. Copies also were sent to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -There are many issues we feel very strongly about. It is our ...

Need to find cause for level of hatred

EDITOR:Recently, after the horrific shootings of the police officers in Dallas, political and civic leaders right away voiced the same old rhetoric of what is always spoken when such a tragedy happens: "We all must come together in peace and love for one another." Fine words.The problem is it ...

No ill effects from mosquito spraying

EDITOR:I was in the U.S. Air Force for three years. During the half-year wet season, the whole area and Albrook Air Force Base in Panama was fogged on a regular basis.I suffered no effects, zero, zilch from the spraying. It caused the Air Force, Army and Navy no trouble at all.Spraying in ...

$400M payment to Iran ransom

EDITOR:Who is more trustworthy, President Obama or Pastor Saeed Abedini?President Obama insists the payment of $400 million to Iran was payment of an old loan we owed them and had nothing to do with ransom for the four men released by Iran the same day. An interview of one of the men released ...

Government needs to provide safe water supply

EDITOR:I think most people have heard about the problem with safe drinking water in Flint.Since that became public many other municipalities have discovered problems with the quality of the water they are drinking and in most cases the culprit is again old pipes which are no longer safe to use. ...

Looking for help with lost wedding ring

EDITOR:On July 18 I lost my wedding ring. My husband and I only went two places that day - to Niagara Animal Hospital and Home Depot. Having a very sick dog, I put it in my pocket as we ran out the door, and that's the last time I saw it. I've already posted notices in these two places and am ...

Remembering Civil War Yoopers

EDITOR:The other day my good lady and I drove to the top of Pine Mountain to catch a breeze and see the 50-mile view. We sat in the Veterans Memorial Circle examining the stone markers, deep in thought and remembrance. What a wonderful, well-planned, well-constructed place.Then I noticed the ...

Tips come from Muslims

EDITOR:The Pew Research Center estimates that 3.3 million Muslims live in the U.S., which makes Islam the nation's third-largest faith, behind Christianity and Judaism. About 40 percent of U.S. Muslims hold college degrees, as opposed to 29 percent of Americans overall.Since the Sept. 11 ...

4-H builds a foundation

EDITOR:Owning a horse at 9 years old and joining 4-H was my world.For the past nine years that I have been in 4-H, my focus has been on horses, with the addition of market hogs the last four years. I have learned everything about how to love, have patience, be responsible and the importance of ...

Trump for Russian czar?

EDITOR:Since Donald Trump has requested Russians look for Hillary's missing emails, perhaps his intelligent, "thinking" followers - if there are any of that caliber - might be getting a little better picture of his second-grade mental judgment capacity? Maybe Trump should be running for czar or ...

Pokemon Go too controlling

EDITOR:I saw the Pokemon Go article and I think it's crazy that people, instead of going out and being part of the community, go around with their cellphones in their faces - which, by the way, makes them way less observant.I think instead they should ride their bikes without phones, play ...

More names of musicians past

EDITOR:Kudos to Dr. Wesley Hanson for his excellent letter about outstanding area musicians that appeared in a recent Daily News.The names he cited brought back great memories for us because we know them all - and danced or just listened to their music.They are deserving of another mention: ...

Support effort for county VA office

EDITOR:The 14 delegates present at the July 25 meeting of the Council of Veterans Affairs serving the Dickinson County area voted in agreement on a plan passed by the Dickinson County Board on July 20. As stated in The Daily News on July 21, the plan is to make the office a county department ...