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KHS hockey honors veterans

The Kingsford High School hockey team hosted a Veterans Appreciation Night on Tuesday evening for its game against Jeffers at Mountain View Ice Arena. All veterans were admitted for free and received a gift bag from Lake Shore Systems Inc. For more on the game, which Kingsford won, 3-0, see ...

Snow plow drivers need to show some respect as well

A few days ago, the Opinion page featured an editorial about respecting snow plow drivers. We do need to give them room to do their job. If we don’t, there could be more incidents like the Weather Channel showed this week. A stupid driver tried to pass a snow plow and ended up going off ...

Questions low price for golf course in CF

The Crystal Falls City Council accepted a bid of $161,000 to be paid on a four-year land contract for the sale of the Crystal View Golf Course. I was in attendance at the Crystal Falls City Council meeting on Oct. 14. Dawn Margoni of Wild Rivers Realty stated that she had received two ...

Incumbents need to step up to earn vote

If an incumbent U.S. representative or senator wants me to vote for them in the November 2020 election, they must vote yes to do the following by the election date: — Term limits for congress members; — Universal health care; — Allow Medicare part D to lower drug cost; — Repeal ...

Golden K looks back

By JOAN JOUPPI For The Daily News KINGSFORD — As chairman Ben Determan opened the Golden K meeting, it became clear he had an agenda. Alyce Derwinski on piano, with Don Pedo directing at her side, the group got a few “oldies” in before the gavel hit the bell. Welcoming guests was ...

Switch out zebras in the NFL

The National Football League has become virtually unwatchable. Not because of national anthems, prima donna players or head injuries but because of the officiating. If you watched the Monday night Detroit-Green Bay game, last year’s NFC Championship game or pretty much any NFL game, ...

Why are public Halloween displays OK, Christmas not?

I am a Christian who is offended by all the ghoulish figurines and other hellish decorations put on display in public places, in recognition of the devil’s holiday. I find it obnoxious to walk past a towering symbol of evil to my groceries. I would like to see those hideous things ...

Prefers the gas prices in Wisconsin

We hear a lot about “shop local.” We also know there are some things you cannot get local, so you have to go out of the area. There are some medical reasons, for example, to go outside of the area. If you are going south of Green Bay, don’t fill your gas tank in Iron Mountain. ...

Governor’s ban not needed — vaping already illegal for kids

Governor Whitmer’s emergency decree banning Michigan adults from flavored e-cigarettes so children can’t vape — even though it’s already illegal for children — is a thinly disguised ploy. As the saying goes, “follow the money.” The pharmaceutical industry, one of the state’s ...

Need to take better care of the Earth

All of us should be ashamed of our lack of respect for Mother Earth. The polluting we’re doing has an impact on our health. As a member of Greenpeace, I encourage people: “Give a hoot, Don’t pollute.” Everyone have a blessed day!

Pharmaceutical money, not health threat, the reason for targeting vaping

To curtail a public health crisis, Wisconsin wants to ban soft drinks from anyone under 21. After all, they contain sugar, which is correlated with diabetes and obesity. Did I say soft drinks? That was incorrect. There’s not much money in soda bans — yet — so most politicians won’t ...

Guns not the problem

Almost everyone has been horrified by the recent surge of mass shootings; and many have urged the removal and/or restriction of private gun ownership as a solution. But that is not the solution, because the gun is not the problem. It is the person who owns and/or uses the gun against some ...

DCHS operating in the black but at what cost?

Recently, I was hospitalized for five days at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital with a severe upper respiratory illness. The nurses were wonderful as far as assessing my condition, conferring with the physician, passing medications, etc., but it was very obvious that they were ...

Backyard fires a nuisance

I would like to address the ongoing issue of the backyard fire smoke in the Norway Hill Area. I’m a “windows open” kind of person. I love to sit in my living room with the windows open and smell the cool summer breeze wafting through my curtains. Unfortunately, I’m rarely afforded ...

Questions about DCHS moves, borrowing plans

At a recent meeting, the Dickinson County Healthcare System Board announced the retention of the temporary CEO for another year. It’s inexplicable that a CEO who has done nothing proactively to put the hospital on a sustainable path “earned” a contract for another year. The board points ...

James Clayton “Jim” Leonard

MADISON, Wis. — James Clayton "Jim" Leonard, 81, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. He was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Niagara, Wis., the son of Clayton and Helen Leonard. James was united in marriage to Patricia (Pat) Tigges on Feb. 6, 1960. Jim received an accounting degree from Madison ...

Prefer road repairs to new Norway park

I’m a Norway resident and not too happy when I read Norway is putting another park on Main Street. That plus work on another park will cost $131,053. Don’t you think that money could be used for a more important project, like a new road for 16th Avenue and Main? I have never seen anyone ...

Someone is poisoning chipmunks

I ask whoever is putting out poison to kill chipmunks in Kingsford Heights — what gives you the right to kill wildlife? These are harmless animals and what you’re doing is cruel and inhumane. What if a stray dog or cat gets into your poison? Would you like to see them laying in your ...

Michael Gazler

GOODMAN, Wis. — Michael Adam Gazler, 27, of Whiting, Ind., passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his residence. He was the beloved son of Stanley and Elizabeth (Engel) Gazler; cherished longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Arnold; and will be missed by many dear aunts, uncles and ...

Roundabouts not the answer

In regards to the Speak Out in the Daily News on Saturday, June 8, on a roundabout on the Breitung Cutoff — what planet are you from? P.S. Turn off cell phones, drivers, and learn how to drive.