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Senate back for Supreme Court battle

February 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate convened Monday for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death injected a heated new issue into this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns. more »»

Exercise your right to vote

February 19, 2016 EDITOR: I believe that most people have heard we are going to have an election in November to choose our next President. more »»

Support millage for health care

February 17, 2016 EDITOR: As a local family physician for the past 10 years, I cannot fully emphasize the importance of the Dickinson County Health Department for the well-being of our community. more »»

Book inspires to avoid self-pity

February 17, 2016 EDITOR: I firmly believe the only way we overcome our faults in life is by admitting them. Mine are self-pity and my temper. Without arrogance, I’ve done a great job with the tempe. more »»

U.P. too quiet on Snyder, Flint

February 16, 2016 EDITOR: The slogan “Pure Michigan” has been posted along state highways throughout the state for many year. more »»

Think carefully for next election

February 15, 2016 EDITOR: As I watch the primary elections, it is clear we are at a turning point in American politics. Our system no longer works, and it has not for some time now. more »»

Be aware of teen dating abuse

February 12, 2016 EDITOR: With as many as one in three high school students involved with or in a relationship with someone who is abusive, the Michigan State Police wants to educate the public on the warning signs o... more »»

Lesson on the ‘whole ball game’

February 8, 2016 EDITOR: In this day and age of turbulence and uncertainty I can understand how difficult it is to remain optimistic and positive. So there is no hypocrisy, I must admit I slip all the tim. more »»

Be mindful of disabled in area

February 6, 2016 EDITOR: I am a disabled Vietnam veteran, 1968-’70, with walking challenges and need to sit down to rest sometimes. Also a Chrysler retiree, with 30.5 years at Kenosha, Wisconsi. more »»

Commission ripe for corruption

February 4, 2016 EDITOR: What I find more disturbing about our state Republican state legislators and our governor is their willingness to put the electoral integrity of Wisconsin at risk, a very serious issue. more »»

Flint officials to blame for water

January 30, 2016 EDITOR: If I were to point a finger at who is the most to blame for the crisis that the City of Flint is now in, it would be both the former and present city council members, and other local elected... more »»

The right ‘path’ for true control

January 30, 2016 EDITOR: The continued shootings again fuel the gun debate. The far left (Democrats) want more gun controls. It is not guns. more »»

Stay engaged with government

January 28, 2016 EDITOR: I have noticed over the past couple of years that many people in this country have no idea how it works. We have three branches of government. more »»

Area provided warm welcome

January 27, 2016 EDITOR: l was very surprised by the letter written by Mr. Lison on Jan 14. more »»

Defund Planned Parenthood now

January 27, 2016 EDITOR: All lives matter. Planned Parenthood provides pregnancy services including 327, 653 abortions in 2013. A concern is how many of these abortions were illegally funded. more »»

A bad day on the escalator

January 25, 2016 EDITOR: In the early 1950s, Lauerman’s in Marinette, Wis. was about the biggest store in the area. The store had just installed a moving stairway to take people up and down to shop on each floor. more »»

Adult Center enjoyed music

January 25, 2016 EDITOR: Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency’s Family Ties Adult Center, was treated to a morning of violin musical entertainment. more »»

Try not to be a ‘left lane bandit’

January 21, 2016 EDITOR: Some of you will remember the oil embargo of the mid 1970s. The national speed limit was reduced to 55 mph and all the states followed suit to apply that same limit to state highways as wel. more »»

Detroit area transplant says region has treated her well

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: After reading the letter in a recent paper from Donald Lison, I am amazed at the reception he and his wife have experienced is this area. more »»

They do read what I write

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: I used to wonder if what I write to this forum gets read. I don’t have to wonder about that anymore, as when I had a surgery in September of last year I did not write anything for awhile. more »»



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