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Bill eyes changes in veterans fund

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: Are you a wartime veteran or the spouse of one? Last year, House Bill 4642 was introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives with language that would have significantly changed the... more »»

Crowd needed at DICSA meeting

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: The Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency Governing Board has scheduled their April meeting for 10 a.m. more »»

Talk to kids about teen alcohol use

April 7, 2016 EDITOR: April 2016 is NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month and thousands of communities across the country are joining together to focus on underage drinking and its effect on individuals, families and... more »»

Expect long lines at polls with new election laws

April 6, 2016 No doubt you’ve seen or heard about those long voting lines in Arizona’s Maricopa County. more »»

DICSA wrong in handling of Norway meals

April 5, 2016 EDITOR: This is in regards to the article that appeared in the Daily News on Saturday, stating Norway Senior Center meals will be prepared in Iron Mountain by the Dickinson-Iron Community Services... more »»

Meeting set on pension law

April 4, 2016 EDITOR: This is to all local workers, both retired and workin. more »»

Education divide seen in GOP race

April 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — It was in Nevada, just about month ago, when Donald Trump proclaimed his affection for the uneducated. “We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. more »»

Group forming to look at millages

April 1, 2016 EDITOR: A series of Exploratory Commissions will be established here in Dickinson County to investigate millages that are based on need rather than renewal. more »»

Understands meaning of Mellencamp song

March 30, 2016 EDITOR: In John Mellencamps’s great song, “A Ride Back Home,” he writes of a troubled, inhumane world where he thinks of taking his own life, but he is too big a coward to do so. more »»

Be careful when judging those on disabled aid

March 29, 2016 EDITOR: I mentioned in a previous letter that I attended a meeting with my Congressional representative. This is about just one little portion of that visit that I found troubling. more »»

Voters should have rejected county 911 issue

March 28, 2016 EDITOR: I would like to address not lies, but half-truths, from Pete Schlitt and Sheriff and candidate Scott Celello, about the 911 tax that they scared the public into voting for. more »»

Owner: Dogs not neglected

March 26, 2016 EDITOR: A few weeks ago our local animal control officer showed up at my place of business. Apparently, someone called in on me because my dogs were out in my yard. more »»

State or federal, government dysfunctional

March 25, 2016 EDITOR: The opinion page article in the March 18 Daily News about the Upper Peninsula deer herd didn’t approach the problem. more »»

Great to see youth involved in elections

March 24, 2016 EDITOR: We recently had a visit from our Congressional representative and my wife and I attended. It was during the week, so as you might suspect it was pretty much all retired folks. more »»

Memories kept of Civil War vets

March 23, 2016 EDITOR: The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a national fraternity granted a charter to the Albert and James Lyon Camp 266, 20 years ago. more »»

No year-round hunt for coyotes

March 23, 2016 EDITOR: I oppose year-round hunting of coyotes. This is not wildlife conservation but rather annihilation of this species, not to mention the many wolves that will also be killed. more »»

Opposes Abood on tax tribunal

March 22, 2016 EDITOR: Governor Snyder has submitted Judge Marcus Abood for reappointment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. more »»

Letter off-base on sports team

March 22, 2016 EDITOR: This is in reply to the person who wrote the article about “Sports Story.” You have insulted all the thousands of people who live in the North Central area schools. more »»

Government should function for everyone

March 21, 2016 EDITOR: The middle is the avoidance of extremes both via perception and in practice. This is the foundation in my view of a successful and sustainable democracy. more »»

Crow’s eye

March 18, 2016 SEATTLE (AP) — For nearly every step of his almost 12-mile walk, Darryl Dyer has company. Flocks of crows follow him, signaling each other, because they all know that he’s the guy with the peanuts. more »»



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