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Letters to the Editor

A special day of recognition for Vietnam vets

EDITOR: This was taken from an American Legion article: “Sunday, March 29, is Vietnam War Veterans Day. This is a day when we pay special tribute to the nine million Americans who served during the Vietnam War era, to the 58,000 names memorialized on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, ...

Remembering times of polio

EDITOR: It’s crazy how much we forget in our lifetime and even crazier how many of the crazy things we remember. Amid the hype and protection measures that are given about coronavirus, nobody seems to remember the polio epidemic. This was brought into my memory after talking with my cousin, ...

Working together — and apart — will get us through

EDITOR: The world right now is in a crisis. The coronavirus is the cause, but we can lessen the damage that it causes. Instead of blaming governors for trying to keep you safe, thank them. I understand that some of the things they are doing seem extreme, but they are not. Look at China after ...

The weakness of identity politics

When did the left start crying “racist”? To our credit and benefit, we have a diverse society of all different races. Each of them unique and important to God and our national heritage. Minorities are vulnerable to manipulators looking for votes … an opportunity for unscrupulous ...

Need to take virus seriously

In reference to COVID-19, I see a lot of online posts making light or fun of the situation, mostly by those who are in the age or health group least affected. Yes, some of it is funny, like the run on toilet paper, but some responses have been “No big deal, I don’t believe it, I don’t ...

The swamp in Washington DC

Here is a fact — there is a “swamp” in Washington D.C.! But it is made up of not just Democrats, it is made up of all of them, both political parties. I would say 98 percent are corrupt; that leaves room for a few honest ones. Everything is about “the party.” And again, that goes for ...

Take better care of the Earth

I want to thank anyone who served in the military or in any other way in our country or throughout the world! Anyone who helps people in need are special. All of us on Earth are special in our own way. Just remember, do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. Also, all of us need ...

League always non-partisan

I am always pleased to see the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin’s Advocacy highlighted around the state in print and other media. I am writing with a clarification to your paper’s mention of the League. In the article you picked up from AP’s Scott Bauer, Mr. Bauer incorrectly ...

Appreciates what DIDHD provides

I am writing this to thank the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department for their continued support in providing help and crucial information to my family since my son’s return home from the NICU in December 2019. We are so grateful for the services at our home in particular, as I do not ...

Government can be agent for good

It is understandable when a person states they do not want government involved in their lives. However, I wish that person would also realize the good that government does. This past week I saw a beautiful bald eagle feeding on a carcass on the side of the highway. It then dawned upon me that ...

No and yes on Iron County ballot issues

Vote no on the veteran millage in Iron County. Michigan law requires county governments to fund veterans offices. Iron County has always proudly funded the veteran office. The 2020 budget funds $38,000 for the Iron County Veterans Office. Jerry Williams is recognized as one of the best ...

Thought on the presidential race

EDITOR: At this time when candidates are running for president, I am amazed that instead of telling us what they will do to help us, the candidates would rather tear each other down. I don’t care what joke or comment someone made 40 years ago. I know I have made some comments that I am not ...

LaFave needs to better secure his firearms

As a past member of the National Rifle Association, I was bewildered by Beau LaFave’s account of where he kept his guns at the so-called “U.P. Embassy” in Lansing when they were stolen after his “open carry” escapade at the legislature’s joint session. As reported in the Daily News ...

LaFave taking gun to State of the State irresponsible

EDITOR: On Feb. 4, the members of the Menominee County Democratic Party met to discuss a variety of issues, including the upcoming Michigan presidential primary March 10 as well as the behavior of our state representative for the 108th District, Beau LaFave, during a joint session of the ...

Sorry to see DCHS doctor go

I recently was treated at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department by Dr. John Hallfrisch. My wife and I were happy he was working that day because he has taken care of me in the past and we have found him to be a thoughtful, caring professional and very thorough. When I ...

Facing ‘the toughest game’

Recently, I came across a quote from the poet Edgar Guest in a poem titled, “On Quitting”: “The toughest game you will find is to make your body obey your mind.” The words are like a bolt of lightning in how they sum up life that all of us experience every day. How many times each day ...

Support health department levy

As a local family physician for the past 14 years, I cannot fully emphasize the impact Dickinson County Health Department has on the well-being of our community. I am a strong believer in the education provided for maternal-fetal health. The health department provides this service ...

Changing times in America

The Democrats in Washington D.C. continue to display their jealousy for not holding the presidential office. Rather than discharging their elected duties, it is obvious they are attempting to keep the president too bogged down himself to accomplish his goals. If they truly wanted integrity in ...

Having basics shouldn’t be this tough

I have been bombarded of late with political ads, reporting, campaigning, etc, etc. You, too? Looks like quite a bit of stuff to sort through and figure out in order to make a proper choice, right? Maybe, but let me suggest this. Look in your wallet. Look at your families finances. Look at your ...

US headed down ‘dangerous road’

I am stunned that only two senators could not be bullied. They took the high road during the impeachment hearings and voted to have the witnesses the White House has been blocking. We are becoming a lesser nation when we set aside our values. President Donald Trump admits he adores and loves ...