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Letters to the Editor

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign will stay

My husband and I are appalled by the treatment of African Americans in this country. We want to do our part and contribute to the efforts to correct racial inequality in our society. We recently donated to a charity and purchased “Black Lives Matter” yard signs, which we put in our yard and ...

Time to unite against violence

I can’t stay silent any longer. Our country appears to be self-destructing before my eyes. This no longer is a Republican vs. Democrat fight. We are now in the midst of watching our history, good and bad, being eradicated from our great land. America is on the verge of becoming a lawless ...

Respect police for the work they do

The police deserve respect unless they use the laws to frame, injure or kill the innocent or helpless. We should be thankful for their commitment in the face of many dangers that could take their lives in a flash. We should pray for their safety. They are the front line against anarchy. They ...

A good letter is better if signed

I am responding to the person who wrote a letter in the open forum that was published in the June 6 edition of The Daily News. Your letter about the peaceful protest held in Iron Mountain was well-written and I thank you for writing it, but it would have meant so much more if you had signed ...

Cancer Loan Closet back on regular schedule

The Cancer Loan Closet is happy to announce we are back to our regularly scheduled days and hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. These last few months have been a real challenge for us. Thankfully through the pandemic we have been able to assist our cancer clients as needed. We now ...

Absentee voting a good option

It’s nice to go to the polls and greet neighbors. But not during a pandemic. And not if you and two or three tired, cranky children are waiting in line after you’ve worked all day. Those closest to the door may have a chair, but often the line of voters stretches far beyond the line of ...

Doing something about COVID-19

Here I am again and this time with some fun for you. Picture a Democrat, a Republican and an Independent all jumping off a cliff together. Oh! They all crashed on the rocks below. Now why did that happen? Well, science is real and there is where we can find our answer. It was gravity that ...

Can’t turn away from injustice, intolerance

The murder of George Floyd by police officers calls for justice. Pope Francis at his general audience June 3 said, “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of ...

‘This should be the norm’

Recently, during the Louisville, Kentucky, protests, a white police officer, Galen Hinshaw, found himself isolated among the protesters who were becoming hostile. It became a very dangerous situation, as the officer admitted that he would not have been able to defend himself without getting ...

Pandemic has disproportionate effect on women

We have all felt the immediate effects on our lives and the lives of our loved ones during this pandemic. Even though we are all in this together, our lives have been and will be affected differently in the post-pandemic world. In 1918, the Spanish flu disproportionally affected young men. ...

Time to wake up about Trump

“He brings the Bible, holds it high, puts it down, lies.” Remember those inspirational words now-President Donald Trump spoke, mocking U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz while he campaigned for the office of president? The base loved it. He was telling the established “political elites” like it was. ...

On racial issues, will we ever manage to learn from our past?

Will this country learn? I ask that question because the foundations of the present violence appear to me the same as the Chicago riots, and the Los Angeles riots. A majority white nation where all the power centers such as political legislators, civilian powers brokers, economic powers ...

Driver’s tests in the late 1950s

For driver’s education, most of us had straight-arrow, hard-line, strict-disciplinarian, cut-you-no-slack instructors. We learned everything in the book, such as all the hand signals, which we had to use on the road. Also, we learned with an on-the-column, below-the-steering-wheel stick ...

Big difference between being inconvenienced, rights infringed

EDITOR: I want to get my hair done, my eyebrows waxed, I need a pedicure, I miss getting a massage, I want my cleaning lady to come back and help me wash the windows and screens, I want to go to the Tap Room on Fridays at 5:05 p.m. and see my friends and then go out to dinner. To quote a ...

Convinced crimes were committed

President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached because he covered up a plan to steal the opposing parties’ campaign plans. The scandal was named Watergate. The Democratic party, with the full knowledge of former President Barack Obama, used its surveillance tools to spy on the Trump ...

Reflect on those in law enforcement who made the ‘ultimate sacrifice’

National Police Week is May 10 through 16. In a normal year, there would be numerous Law Enforcement memorial services or events all across this nation. This, of course, is far from a normal year. Events of this nature are being cancelled, including our local annual observation. It is ...

A poem for a frigid spring

My son, Kyle Kreider, wrote this poem after he came from Chicago to stay with me in early April, after self-quarantining for 14 days due to COVID-19. We thought it was appropriate to publish this locally now, given the arctic cold and supposed spring/loon season. The Mountain Calls The ...

Appreciation for corrections officers’ work

National Corrections Officers Week is May 3 through 9. It’s important, especially this year with what we’re facing with our health emergency, to honor the corrections officers who serve us in our jails and prisons. Marinette County is fortunate to have a good staff of both officers and ...

Need to focus on positive actions

We need to stop the rampage of fear that has overtaken our nation and our world. I heard a minister say the other day that when 9/11 happened an attitude of fear came into our nation. This pandemic has served to increase and feed that fear. Fear begets more fear. Fear is a paralyzing emotion, ...

National Nurses Day Wednesday

Wednesday is National Nurses Day and I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to all the work that you, as public health nurses, do every single day to ensure the safety of our communities and state. You are the unseen heroes who ensure the health of individuals in the places we live, work and ...