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Letters to the Editor

Why do you put up with this stuff?

I repeatedly see ads on the television for supplements to Medicare. They are for the 20% Medicare does NOT cover. Have you given a thought to how much that might come to? Have you questioned why you need a supplement at all? You pay all your working life for Medicare and then it is only partial ...

Suggestions for the giving season

This time of year many of us give to a charity. If you are wondering which charity you should give your money to, I urge you go to chartitynavigator.org. They have an impressive list of national and international charities with a breakdown of how they will spend your money. Great pie charts ...

Justifications for wolf control unfounded

EDITOR: The decision to delist wolves should be based on the best available scientific evidence and research, not unfounded claims or politics. In his recent guest opinion, state Rep. Greg Markkanen argued for the federal delisting of wolves because, “Pet owners and livestock farmers ...

Wants to hear more on term limit change

State Rep. Beau LaFave wants to change the constitutional amendment to extend house and senate term limits. Instead of representatives serving three terms of two years each, and senators two terms of four years, the measure would allow 14 years in either the house, the senate or some of ...

Trump pardons undercut military justice system

Does it hurt the country when a president protects and exonerates U.S. military war criminals? I believe it does. From a military standpoint, it seriously undermines military law and respect for law, military command, military discipline and the military image develop over the years. The ...

Funding for nursing facilities among Whitmer budget vetoes

For several weeks now, everyone has heard of the substantial cuts and vetoes made by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as part of her rejection of the budget. One thing you might not have heard is more than $35 million in Medicaid cuts to nursing homes could begin to take effect at any time due ...

Response to wolf column by Rep. Markkanen

EDITOR: Thank you for publishing “It’s time for feds to let Michigan manage its own wolf population” I am writing to point out an error: The very definition of an apex predator is an animal who is at the top of the food chain. That means other factors than someone else killing them ...

Natural ways to draw in deer

It’s hunting season and everyone wants deer on their land. From baiting to food plots, people will do whatever they can to get a big buck. One of the best ways to entice deer to your hunting grounds is creating more habitat through forest management. Forest management is cost effective and ...

IM doesn’t need recreational pot

If we have good businesses, people will come. Recreational marijuana is not needed or wanted in my town. We don’t need that kind of business so a few people can get richer. I grew up in a good town and I want to see it stay that way. You know we will have people coming in from everywhere ...

Looking for the 90K Yoopers who don’t know they have prediabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and we have teamed up with the Lions Clubs of the U.P. to find the 90,000 Yoopers who are living with prediabetes and don’t even know it. An estimated 1 in 3 adults and 50% of seniors have prediabetes and 90% are unaware that they are on the ...

Need to not overreact to CWD in deer

EDITOR: When managing Michigan’s deer population, we need to look at the big picture, not just one issue such as chronic wasting disease. Did you know there are 1.75 million deer in Michigan and that 53,464 died in vehicle accidents last year? An additional 40,000 deer starved to death in ...

Dems criticize LaFave posts

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s recent photos posted on social media are being called insensitive and racist, according to an article on the online publication Michigan Advance. One photo depicts a meme where Gov. Gretchen Whitmer murders the state budget. The other shows LaFave posing with ...

Impeachment inquiry an unfair process

Everyone in this country watching the recent impeachment hearings should be very frightened. This is not about which political party is “good” or “bad,” or even President Trump. It’s about the freedoms guaranteed to all Americans under our constitution. We are to be considered ...

MCAC deserves financial help

EDITOR: On Oct. 21, there was a letter in the Daily News written by Lola Johnson explaining the work done by the Medical Care Access Coalition, or MCAC. This organization has literally been a lifesaver for many people who otherwise could not afford their medications. MCAC virtually runs on ...

Antoine Park group responds

EDITOR: Lake Antoine Park Partners is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, improve and protect Lake Antoine Park. Our monthly meetings are open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, where we discuss applying for grants and ...

Read what transcript?

I saw a rally on television and the folks in the background all had nice, new T-shirts that said, “Read the Transcript.” Now this caused a bit of confusion for me. What transcript am I being asked to read? I believe I know what piece of paper they want me to read and I have seen it. The ...

Equipment needs to be returned

This is in response to the letter by Diane Schabo in Friday’s paper. What a sad thing to hear, that people who have been helped by this program do not appreciate it enough to return the equipment as requested. Good golly, that is stealing! And stealing from the community and others who are ...

Disagrees with county spending

The Dickinson County Board of Commissioners voted to pay $97,000 for electrical upgrades completed this year at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds. Things to think about — — This was an unbudgeted, unauthorized expense. — There were no repayment terms in the motion. — ...

Divisive political climate needs to be dialed down

I’m a conservative person but have always voted for the person who I think has the best interests of the American people in mind, regardless of party. As such, I went to both of the political booths at the Dickinson County Fair in Norway this year to see what their future plans are for our ...

State needs to restore funding cut by vetoes

On Oct. 11, the Dickinson County Board of Commissioners voted to send a letter to our state representatives detailing the financial impact from Governor Whitmer’s vetoes. The results of these vetoes to Dickinson County are devastating. The reduction in funding will necessitate layoffs of ...