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Last of ‘da Nort Side’ group gone

July 18, 2016 EDITOR: Now they’re all gone. Biaggio Colavecchi’s obituary punctuated the passing of that special group of Italian kids from “da Nort Side” who grew up through the Great Depression. more »»

Trying to hold on to core values

July 18, 2016 EDITOR: Recently, at a place of employment of mine, a customer thanked me for a courtesy phone call. My verbatim reply: “I sincerely appreciate the thank you, but you are the customer. more »»

Privitizing VA not a good idea

July 15, 2016 EDITOR: Some months ago I heard my senator, Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) speaking about privatizing the Veterans Administration. more »»

Vote no Aug. 2 on millage proposals

July 13, 2016 EDITOR: I hear that the Dickinson County Commissioners are talking about adding another millage proposal to the ballot, probably for the November election, to fund the veterans program in the count. more »»

Clarifying what happened with teacher layoffs

June 30, 2016 EDITOR: In response to the letter titled “Teacher layoff handled poorly,” I would like to clarify some information about this situation to ensure a better understanding. more »»

Alternative to buying fireworks

June 29, 2016 EDITOR: For all the individuals buying fireworks, I have a positive alternative. more »»

Real ‘Marlboro Man’ was icon

June 27, 2016 EDITOR: Darrel Winfield passed away a few months ago in Wyoming at the age of 85. Mr. Winfield was a real-life cowboy who became the poster of the Marlboro Man. more »»

Teacher layoff handled poorly

June 27, 2016 EDITOR: What is wrong with the Iron Mountain Schools administration? My friend is a teache. more »»

The New World Order Party

June 24, 2016 EDITOR: We no longer have a Democratic Party, it is now the New World Order Party. Remember after the Gulf War when President Bush said a “New World Order” has begu. more »»

Scholarship funds doing their best

June 23, 2016 EDITOR: I feel compelled to address the author of the article in last Saturday’s Speak Out. more »»

A plea to leave grave flowers be

June 23, 2016 EDITOR: For four of the past six years my family has had baskets of flowers, including a shepherd’s hook, stolen from the Quinnesec Cemeter. more »»

Scholarships appreciated no matter the amount

June 22, 2016 EDITOR: I am responding to the unsigned letter from last Saturday’s Speak Out in which the writer suggested that the gift of a $500 scholarship is “shamefu. more »»

Scholarship size not important

June 22, 2016 EDITOR: Shocked and appalled by the stunning display of greed and ingratitude in last week’s letter regarding “smaller” scholarships. Please understand: no one OWES you or your child a scholarship. more »»

Writer should consider donation

June 22, 2016 EDITOR: In response to the letter criticizing the $500 scholarships. It was stated that “even they” could come up with that amount on their income. more »»

Bonnie and Clyde had romanticism not seen today

June 14, 2016 EDITOR: Recently, I watched an excellent documentary about Bonnie and Clyde, the notorious couple from the Depression Era who embarked on a vicious crime spree across the country. more »»

Leave trees be on Millie Hill

June 10, 2016 EDITOR: I would like to respond to the recent letter by Mr. Lee concerning the Millie Hill timber harvest. I should first say that I respect Mr. more »»

Millie Hill timber harvest is good land stewardship

June 8, 2016 EDITOR: A recent “Barb” comment on the editorial page of the Daily News prompts this response. more »»

President really has little sway on gun rights

June 7, 2016 EDITOR: Perhaps you can run an article on the Constitution of the United States and explain the foolishness of those who keep talking about the government taking away citizen’s guns. more »»

Appreciates effort at Lake Antoine Park

May 31, 2016 EDITOR: Just want to send out a big thank you to Denny Olson and all the volunteers and the businesses and Road Commission that brought in their heavy machines to help the park manager clean up Lake... more »»

Advice for graduates

May 26, 2016 EDITOR: I’ve had two jobs in my life that I enjoyed so much at not only could I not wait for the evening to get over with; there were times I couldn’t wait for the weekend to get over with so I coul... more »»



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