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Letters to the Editor

Think about family — give up smoking

EDITOR: My wife passed away on Jan. 19, 2019, of stage 4 lung cancer. Yes, she smoked, but it is the cigarette companies I would like to go after. They make a poison, they know it, it kills, but there is big, huge money involved. Same with alcohol, addictive and it kills, and snuff. These ...

MCAC needs community’s help to continue helping those in need

I am writing as the chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Medical Care Access Coalition, or MCAC. The MCAC was started in 2004, funded by a grant to help the uninsured and under-insured to receive the medical treatments and testing through services donated by local physicians and ...

Should Trump be above the law?

Is anyone above the law? This requires we define what that means. It means that the justice system cannot investigate, charge/indict, try or convict a person for any suspected criminal act or activity. This has happened in some countries where the leader was viewed as ordained from a deific ...

SAY Soccer needs volunteers

SAY Soccer started in our area about 1980. By 1992, we had more than 2,000 kids on our rosters. All kids who sign up get on a team and all players must play half a game. It is a great sport for this reason and many others. In 2019, we had 1,200 players. Many of the SAY board members are ...

Salvation Army strives to meet human needs

EDITOR: The Salvation Army Bread of Life Center is a Salvation Army Service Extension Unit of the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army vision, as a leader in ...

Having local hospital essential

Over the past few years, Dickinson County Healthcare System has weathered a lot of controversy, and its future is still up in the air today. I want to apologize to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for taking so long to tell my story. In December of last year, I fell 23 feet off my two-story ...

Most men would love to have had Gronkowski’s job

EDITOR: You’ve got to be kidding me. Rob Gronkowski, former tight end for the New England Patriots, recently retired from football because, he stated, “I want to be clear to my fans. I needed to recover. Football was bringing me down and I didn’t like it. And I was losing that joy in ...

Paying fair share of taxes

EDITOR: My momma told me that fair is a place where pigs are judged. Apparently, they were not fat enough this year — “Appeals settled in tax tribunal filings,” Sept. 14 issue of The Daily News. Property taxes pay for roads and services that are used by all contributors to the local ...

Trump given too much power

EDITOR: Is the executive branch all that matters in the time of Trump? I understand that our Constitutional democracy has been eroded by the use of executive power by both main political parties, but it is hard to have imagined the extent it is now happening and the complicity of the ...

Need more here to ‘shop local’

I am addressing the advertising in regard to shopping local. When I moved here in 2000, coming from Racine, Wis., I was more than thrilled with the people, the low crime rate and, at the time, where we could shop. There was JCPenney, Shopko, Walmart, Payless Shoe Source and Kmart. Besides that, ...

A need for civil discourse

I see Letters to the Editor from many parts of the socio-political spectrum regarding the state of our country today, both politically and culturally. Many of the issues are complex and we try to look at these issues and dissect them the best we can to discuss them. But issues can be like a ...

Foundation sets savings fund for kindergartners

EDITOR: When I read a story this week that the Boston school system was providing $50 savings accounts for every kindergartner in that city, I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear. Through the newly-established Future Fund at the M&M Area Community Foundation, every kindergartner in ...

Not American values to deport sick children

EDITOR: It’s not enough to cage immigrant children on the Texas border. Now we have the irony — remembering that Jesus was on Earth 33 years — of requiring severely ill, undocumented immigrant children to leave the country in 33 days. It seems the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service no ...

Too soon for deer baiting ban

I must comment on the regional baiting ban the state has put in place. First, there was “one” deer found with chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in Dickinson County. Then during rifle season, they tested 1,700 more deer in this area — nothing found. This ban does not have to happen at ...

Can’t change what God laid out in DNA

EDITOR: This past March, the suspect in a double murder from 1976 was identified through scientific analysis of DNA left at the crime scene. Results of the analysis of the DNA indicated the suspect was a male who had ancestry from northern Europe, had fair to very fair skin, blue eyes, ...

The other side of the same coin

An Aug. 7 Letter to the Editor talked about the downfall of the Democratic Party. Allow me to use the same format as in that letter, with a few changes: “I wonder how many people understand that we no longer have a ‘Republican Party.’ The Trump/white supremacist wing of the Republican ...

Don’t move that mailbox

It has been brought to my attention that members of our community are being asked to move their mailbox from where it currently sits. As a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service, this concerns me and I feel the need to make the public aware of their rights. Regulations make it very clear that ...

Pensions real reason DCHS seeking $25M

In my opinion, Dickinson County Healthcare System’s financial woe fiasco is nothing but an orchestrated train wreck. The evasive responses I have received from DCHS on my Freedom of Information Act requests have only confirmed my suspicions the financial dilemma was created and manufactured ...

Democratic Socialism has benefitted US

Well, I had no plans to write any Letter to the Editor tonight, but, after reading so much confusion in Allan Peterson’s letter on Wednesday, I simply must bring the facts to light about our Democratic Socialism, as he isn’t the only one with so much misunderstanding. I have even heard ...

Democratic Party vanishes

I wonder how many people understand that we no longer have a “Democratic Party.” The liberal/socialist wing of the party have taken them over. The moderate members that are still there are afraid of them and do not speak up — cowards. These people are hell bent on destroying the America I ...