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Letters to the Editor

Need to accept election results

For a democracy to function there must be two requirements. First, political parties must be willing to compromise. Second, people must be willing to accept results that are not always in favor with their own desired results. I brought up a fact to a young man that Hillary Clinton won the ...

Property taxes pay for services

EDITOR: Who pays the men who plow the snow on our streets? Who buys the plow and the fuel to power it? Who pays for heat and lights at City Hall? Who pays city and county clerks and managers? Police, firefighters, public safety officers? There is even a modest stipend for council members and ...

Supports drive for AxMiTax

EDITOR: After reading Dr. Dougoveto’s letter to the editor clearly explaining the AxMiTax.org petition, I recently signed the petition being circulated in Dickinson County. Then I started thinking, “Why is eliminating property taxes so important?” This isn’t just about reducing ...

Light at the Inn shutting down

It is with regret that Light at the Inn of Dickinson County has decided to suspend its mission outreach. This has been a most difficult decision and will be effective as of June 1. In the spring of 2016, representatives from a number of churches within Dickinson County recognized the need for ...

Time to end the property tax

EDITOR: When I first heard about the AxMITax proposal it sounded great to me, eliminate all property tax and no one would lose their property due to their failure to pay their taxes. This would be wonderful for the citizens of Michigan and I could easily support this. Then I began to hear ...

Bergman votes no on Ukraine aid

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman did it again. Michigan’s First District Congressman voted against HR 8035, The Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act. It seems Bergman doesn’t understand the support people in this district have for Ukraine — The Facebook group Yoopers for Ukraine; the ...