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Thank a local business

April 12, 2016 EDITOR: Is there a DATA millage renewal or something? Two letters in a week praising the DATA bus. We are fortunate to have the bus system. We are also fortunate to have JN Taxi in town. more »»

Words were carefully chosen

April 11, 2016 EDITOR: In response to “Support of Commissioners.” I am a former commissioner and did attend and speak to the current activity going on at the commission level in Gladston. more »»

New guidelines for K-12 students

April 11, 2016 EDITOR: What do you think of the new guidelines written by the Michigan State Board of Education? If adopted, the guidelines will give Michigan’s K-12 students the right to choose their own gender,... more »»

Enbridge meeting was productive discussion

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: This week, we had the pleasure of meeting with officials in the Manistique to discuss Line 5, its contribution to the region and, more importantly, how the line is inspected and monitore. more »»

Prevent crime, don’t accommodate it

April 8, 2016 EDITOR: The Delta County Correctional Facility is overcrowded and overdue for renovations to enhance efficiency and improve officer/inmate safet. more »»

Opposition to mining plans

April 4, 2016 EDITOR: This is a comment I feel should have been discussed at the meeting held at Lake Township by the Michigan DEQ attended by “about 50 people. more »»

Support for DATA

April 1, 2016 EDITOR: I think that the DATA bus is a great part of our community. They have been here for everyone and anyone that needs a rid. more »»

Bond proposal for jail equals community safety

March 30, 2016 EDITOR: As the prosecuting attorney for Delta County, I am asking our Delta County voters to support the bond proposal on May 3, 2016, that will help us fund the relocation of the sheriff’s... more »»

Support for DATA

March 30, 2016 EDITOR: The DATA bus has been helpful for a lot of people who are disabled or choose not to drive. I have seen people on the DATA bus in wheelchairs or using a walker to get where they need to go. more »»

St. Vincent de Paul is not a disposal site

March 26, 2016 EDITOR: I’m a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul in Escanaba. I don’t have to explain what this fine organization does to help the poor. We are able to help people because of donations from our store. more »»

Support for Gladstone commissioners

March 25, 2016 EDITOR: While sitting at the Gladstone City Commission meeting on March 14, 2016, I listened as a few citizens stood at the podium and made explicit comments towards the commission members that are... more »»

Jerusalem: City of religions

March 25, 2016 EDITOR: During Holy Week Christians’ thoughts are focused on Jerusalem’s narrow ancient cobblestone streets, where Christ’s triumphant entrance is followed by the first communion, betrayal,... more »»

Easter and one solitary life

March 23, 2016 EDITOR: It is Easter. A mild winter and spring-like temperatures entreat us in 2016. more »»

Snyder, legislators own emergency manager law

March 22, 2016 Editor’s note: A portion of this letter was inadvertently omitted during its first publication. It is reprinted below. more »»

Taken out of context

March 21, 2016 EDITOR: I read your article about the Gladstone DDA in the March 15 paper today. more »»

Something to think about

March 21, 2016 EDITOR: This year’s run for the president has made me think about many things. As I see it most — if not all the people — running to become president is look at what I can give you if you vote for me. more »»

Snyder, legislators own emergency manager law

March 17, 2016 EDITOR: Recent letters on the Flint water crisis written by Bob Zinn, Richard Clark, and G. more »»

Delay enforcement of short term rental ordinace

March 17, 2016 EDITOR: Schoolcraft County and Manistique and Escanaba, our communities are about to experience an economic downturn. There are 50-80 homes here that are supported by short-term rental. more »»

On Memory Lane

March 16, 2016 EDITOR: No...not the Memory Lane that once dotted both sides of the highway, leaving town, heading toward Bark River. This “Memory Lane” started with a trigger. more »»

The drug problem

March 10, 2016 EDITOR: As we all know there is an opiate dependance epidemic in the Escanaba area, as well as many cities across the U.S. more »»



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