Letters to the Editor

Breen Senior Center has store

In the Letter to the Editor for the Daily News recently, the Breen Senior Center Retail Store was omitted. The store is open daily 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and accepts donated gently used clothing and household items, which are sold at a reasonable price. The pasty sale at the center will begin again ...

Need a change in government

A recent AARP publication had an article about people becoming financially devastated, even to the point of bankruptcy, from the costs of trying to survive cancer. My first thought was why, in this day and age, is this still happening? Why is the government allowing this to happen? The number ...

Library needs public’s support

The Dickinson County Library’s millage renewal will be on the primary election ballot Aug. 7. The renewal is for five years, January 2020 to December 2024, and will replace the existing millage that expires at the end of 2019. In 2012, the most recent millage vote, Dickinson County ...

Vote for two senior millages

The upcoming election ballot in Dickinson County will have two separate millages that are extremely important to the seniors and their families: a .25 mills, or 25 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, for five years to operate and maintain senior centers and programs, and a .15 mills, or 15 cents ...

DICSA: Funding benefits seniors

I’d like to let readers know just how much the Dickinson County senior millage dollars impact our area seniors. DlCSA — the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency — receives a good portion of the millage dollars. We use the money to provide these services to any eligible resident in the ...

State needs to step in on DCHS

The number one reason that Dickinson County Memorial Hospital is financially ailing is retiree costs, or pensions. There is no entity to save the hospital from failing financially — not if but when the hospital is forced to file for protection or is liquidated and goes in front of a (future ...

Senior millages fund good work

Very soon you will be voting on a critical issue regarding the senior millage. Family Ties is one of the many programs that benefit from this funding. Family Ties is the best-kept secret in Dickinson County. It’s a program of the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, or DICSA. I have ...

Reaction not the problem

This is in response to Brad Tomassucci’s letter (“Be wary of VA privatization,” July 19) concerning his cancelled appointment and how his father would have reacted. He makes an excellent point. He states his father would have raised some hell over the issue, and as far as I am concerned, ...

Vote for senior center millage

The August primary election is coming up and the senior citizen center millage is on the ballot. If not able to get to the polls, absentee ballots are available. Senior centers offer delicious meals daily, noon lunches and night meals at reasonable prices, along with delivered meals for the ...

Don’t go with UP Health

To Dickinson County Healthcare System trustees: You could find someone better than UP Health. I was in their hospital for six days after being here for 12 days. The service here was excellent and up there was so bad. One of the nurses I had had to work three 16-hour shifts in a row. When the ...

Supports Sauve as Marinette County sheriff

To my fellow Marinette County residents — After 27 years of service with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, we were able to retire to Marinette County. For the past 28 years we have resided in the Town of Silver Cliff. Because of my background, I have paid attention to our ...

Remember to stay hydrated in hot weather

In regards to an article in the Daily News recently: “Tips for seniors in hot weather,” it was not mentioned to stay hydrated. Seniors have been treated in emergency rooms for heat stroke and dehydration. A water bottle should be kept handy when hot weather continues for a long period of ...

Compassion is more satisfying

After watching almost two weeks the story of the crisis on the border, some thoughts have come to my mind. Right now unemployment is at the lowest it has been in years, which means there are more jobs than workers. Instead of sending the immigrants arriving on the border back to a place that ...

Be wary of VA privatization

EDITOR: I recently retired from the VA medical center. Now this may sound cliché, but it was truly my privilege to serve our nation’s veterans, including my own father. Today I had a health care experience that is a prime example of why the VA should NOT move towards privatization of ...

Heaven has strict immigration laws

EDITOR: This is for information for all you liberals. Heaven has a wall and very, very strict immigration policies and laws: The Ten Commandments. Heaven has four walls, with three gates on each wall and an angel guarding each gate. You only get in if you observe and obey the laws — the Ten ...

Different reason to fear the media

The July 2 letter by Allan Peterson inspired me to improve my knowledge of the different forms of socialism. I discovered there are about six different forms; however, I will only talk about two. Socialism is predicated on the idea that providing for the needs of all members of society will ...

Tractor ride to VA Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Northwoods Antique Tractor Club will take its annual tractor ride from the fire hall in Aurora, Wis., to the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain to display their tractors for the veterans. We will leave the fire hall at 9:30 a.m. and have a police escort from the Aurora ...

Be aware of air quality issues

Amen to the individual who voiced an opinion regarding campfires recently in the Letters to the Editor for the Daily News. The same applies to the odors from the mill and foundry. A large number of homes are cooled at night by opening windows. The elderly and very young find it hard to ...

A response to Pinecrest letter

This is a direct response to Vulcan citizen Ed McBroom’s Letter to the Editor in The Daily News on July 5. I will begin this by stating that Mr. McBroom and all of the other politicians above the bridge do not, and have not since the days of Rep. Jacobetti, had any power to do anything of ...

Blame Congress, not immigrants, for low wages

I recently saw a lady on a television news broadcast. This woman was screaming at a man of Hispanic heritage, whom I believe was a U.S. citizen. She was accusing him of being a drug dealer and a rapist and possibly of other dastardly deeds. He asked why she said that, and her reply was that ...