Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Gun control the wrong answer

I saw the news coverage of two mass shootings this weekend —At least only two as I write this. And I saw the televised media broadcasting the calls for “gun control” again, as usual. Wow. Everyone says “We need to fix this problem” (the killings) and then they launch off into the gun ...

Trump comments misconstrued

I have been reading with dismay the cries of “racist” against President Trump about a recent statement that he made. As you recall, he told U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues (and I quote): “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally ...

Republicans are silent

EDITOR: Is cancer growing in the Republican/Trump Party? When Mueller said that there was evidence of criminal behavior, Trump denied and the Republicans were silent. When Mueller said the President could not be charged with any crime (above the law), the Republicans were silent or ...

Stop signs are for everyone

EDITOR: What is it with bicyclists, ATV and scooter drivers? Do they think they are exempt from the laws of the road? Too many times have I seen bicyclists blow through stop signs and yield signs without any concern for their safety. Young or old, it doesn’t make any difference they ...

Stupak not helping DCHS

EDITOR: In 2010, Bart Stupak introduced the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to ensure that Obamacare would not fund abortions. He and about 63 other Democrats had the power to stop Obamacare by holding to their principled beliefs. It’s probably no coincidence that Stupak caved to President Obama ...

Focus on issues for 2020 elections

Going into the 2020 elections, affordable health care, prescription drug prices, the minimum wage, immigration, climate change, the national debt and other issues that impact the lives of Americans should dominate the national conversation. Trump’s racism is self-evident and requires no ...

Behaving like an American

I am an American. I do not disrespect others, nor do I denigrate them because of their appearance, their national heritage, their race or the religion they follow. I do not disrespect or denigrate those with no religion as well. I do not idolize you because of your wealth, nor do I look down ...

Life must be protected

Finding common ground in the abortion debate is simple — life comes first, not death. My favorite question to those who fight for any kind of abortion is, what would you think or feel if your mother had aborted you? It doesn’t make any difference because you wouldn’t be here to make a ...

Weather Channel misses UP as well

In the editorial from the Marquette Mining Journal, it is sad that Mountain Dew has included the U.P. with Wisconsin. However, there is another national entity that needs correction regarding the U.P. The people behind these companies are supposed to be educated and more likely than not each ...

Enjoyed this summer’s T-ball games

What a lot of fun the kids have playing T-ball at the various ballparks throughout the community sponsored by community schools. The family members enjoy the game as much as the kids. The playground area is busy also. No electronic devices, but exercise and fresh air are top ...

Letter spoke the truth on abortion

We would like to respond to the Letter to the Editor written by Joanne Hady in the July 8 Daily News. Congratulations to her that she had the conviction to say what she believes and not worry about being ridiculed or shunned by people. Everything she stated is the truth. How can our country ...