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If gas tax rises, insurance should go down

So the politicians in Lansing want to raise the gasoline tax by 47 cents over the next few years. If that is what they want, why can’t they then lower the auto insurance rates, which are the highest or near-highest in the nation? All politicians know is tax and spend. Heed the advice of ...

Not a fan of stores’ self-checkout lanes

Three of the highest-volume stores in Iron Mountain seem to think I am to use their self-checkout lanes. I have news for them: — It is not my job and I am not being paid to check myself out at these nor any other store. — It is not my job and I am not being paid to bag my purchases ...

Povolo, Kriegl named Hometowne athletes for December

Kingsford’s Trevor Povolo and Brooke Kriegl were named the Hometowne athletes of the month for December. Povolo, a reckonable force all season for the Flivvers, is the school’s first four-time UP champion wrestler. Kriegl averaged 15 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and four steals for ...

A problem with snowplows

Has everyone in this area failed their written drivers test? What is the speed limit on residential streets? It’s 25 mph. Now I must ask, why does the state of Michigan think drivers will slow from 55 mph to 25 mph in just one short block on Brown Street in Norway? You can’t do it without ...

Poor wording for Student of the Week

Did you proofread the copy you received from an Iron Mountain High School teacher for the Student of the Week published Dec. 28? Shame on you, and the teacher who wrote the piece. You both need a lesson in English. This young lady “gets along well with her peers and treats them as ...

Alternate thoughts on DCHS

To the author of the Dec. 29 Speak Out — It is troubling that one apparent bad experience with DCHS has blinded you to the value the hospital brings to our community. While this may not be a wealthy area, we are fortunate to have several large businesses that gainfully employ hundreds of ...

‘What’s Up Dock?’ event planned Jan. 24

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center will present “What’s Up Dock? A History of the Harbor” at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Kaufman Auditorium. Jim Koski and Jack Deo pair up to tell the audience about the docks and the harbor. The show will feature a history of the docks, ...

Some thoughts on the hospital

It doesn’t seem that borrowing $30 million should be considered “restructuring.” It seems that is about the same amount it took to build the hospital the first time around. For the same amount, it seems a whole new facility could be built that might actually better meet the needs of the ...

Legislative moves by GOP ‘shameful’

It is most disheartening to learn that elections don’t have consequences in Michigan and Wisconsin. The voters spoke in November and elected Democrats for governor, attorney general and, in Michigan, secretary of state. In the past few days, Republicans in both states have been rushing ...

Didn’t like tone of political ads

Way too many ads that came out and were broadcast over and over on the radio about a person’s character and motives for getting into politics. No need to have to go low with hurtful words to get a vote. This was truly not showing why to vote for the other party’s candidate ... or who we ...

Bucks use big 2nd half to rout Bulls

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Bledsoe scored 25 points, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo each added 23 points and the Milwaukee Bucks erased a 22-point deficit and beat the Chicago Bulls 123-104 on Saturday night. Down 63-45 at the half, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 46-17 in the third ...

Remember what’s truly behind Veterans Day

In every generation, the world has produced enemies of human freedom. They have attacked America because we are freedom’s home and defenders. The commitment of our fathers is now the calling of our time. As we embrace and celebrate Veterans Day, we pay tribute to and remember the American ...

Traffic issue at Jackson and US 2

I am writing as a concerned citizen regarding the Neu-Cup driveways. This area has always been very congested because a lot of people turn onto Jackson Street and continue on to Breitung Cutoff to go to Kingsford. There are many businesses down Jackson Street, and a lot of semi-truck traffic. ...

Will Social Security increase be coupled with rise in Medicare?

Thursday’s article on the COLA increase in 2019 for Social Security benefits was very thorough, except for one factor — the cost for Medicare benefits. Maybe the government has not released that information yet and it should have been stated in the article. It sounds good to get an ...

JV Football: Bobcats wing Eagles

FLORENCE, Wis. — Michael Milan rushed for 95 yards on three carries and scored twice as Florence defeated Stephenson 38-6 in eight-player junior varsity football. Andy Hirn added 92 yards on seven carries, scoring a touchdown and a pair of two-point conversions. Zach Seibold had 81 yards ...

Book sale at library

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Friends of the Dickinson County Library plan its fall book sale Friday through Oct. 19 in the multi-purpose room at the main library in Iron Mountain. They will open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday for members only. Membership will be available at the door. The sale will ...

Perhaps IC needs survey of parents’ drug use

In response to the news in the Sept. 12 Daily News, “IC to address student use of alcohol, marijuana” that a recent Upper Peninsula-wide youth survey showed Iron County ranks first in alcohol use among several grade groups and first in marijuana use by 10th-grade students: Why not take a ...

A little consideration for the floors when entering a home

A plea to the tradesmen in our area — the carpenters, plumbers, electricians, “handymen,” etc.: Would it be too much to ask you to consider covering your “work boots” with those cloth booties/shoe protectors before entering our homes when you arrive for service? I have all hardwood ...

Questions the Loyal to Local commitment

I keep seeing these “Loyal to Local” signs in the Iron Mountain area and I can’t help but laugh. Funny how these places want me to shop in their businesses but yet when these people go school shopping or Christmas shopping, they usually do it somewhere else, such as Green Bay and ...

Donald C. Yuhasey

IRON MOUNTAIN — Donald C. Yuhasey, 89, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis. Donald was born on March 25, 1929, in Iron Mountain, son of the late William and Edna (Johnson) Yuhasey. Don was a resident of this area his entire ...