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The elephant in the room

February 12, 2016 EDITOR: Connie Osier’s letter to the Editor “A lesson to be learned from Flint” Feb. 4, 2016, was succinctly written. more »»

Put an end to Straits of Mackinac pipeline

February 5, 2016 EDITOR: Imagine one day visiting Aronson Island for a picnic and discovering a slick of oil covering Lake Michigan’s surface, the beach and shoreline. Though we live over 100 miles from Enbridge Co’s. more »»

A lesson to be learned from Flint

February 4, 2016 EDITOR: The fundamental philosophical difference between the Democratic and Republican parties is that the Democrats believe government should be there to protect and service the people. more »»

Gladstone’s insurance should be more like the city

February 2, 2016 EDITOR: I had an unfortunate experience in December by hitting a very large pot hole in the city of Gladstone. more »»

Viau should resign

February 2, 2016 EDITOR: I would like to publicly ask City Commissioner Steve Viau to resign his position on the Gladstone City Commission due to his blatant conflict of interest and hidden agenda in running for the... more »»

A Flint water crisis solution

January 29, 2016 EDITOR: Millions of dollars, check that, billions of dollars spent on finding out “the reason” for the Flint water crisis. The National Guard is distributing bottled water and filters. more »»

Lack of understanding of Obamacare

January 27, 2016 EDITOR: Your Jan. 25 editorial regarding The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare as you and others refer to it, shows a lack of understanding of the basic tenets of the program. more »»

Different interpretations

January 27, 2016 EDITOR: Have you noticed how a situation often is interpreted differently by viewers? It makes sense our personal experiences give us different understandings. more »»

The Middle East and oil

January 26, 2016 EDITOR: Gerry Niedermaier’s letter on Saudi Aramco was interesting, but not entirely accurate. Mr. Niedermaier states that the U.S. more »»

House of Ludington access

January 25, 2016 EDITOR: In the senior housing project, what provisions have been made in the plans for the community to have access to this historical landmark — to keep the dining rooms and cocktail lounge for the... more »»

Issues with Ludington Street

January 23, 2016 EDITOR: Several years ago, a plan was put into place to completely re-do Ludington Street. The plan was to dig up and replace the sewer, electrical, etc. more »»

Roe v. Wade anniversary

January 22, 2016 EDITOR: Today, Jan. 22, marks the tragic 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Courts decision that legalized abortion on demand of 57 million precious unborn babies in this country. more »»

Problems with predator hunts

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: My U.P.- born dad and uncles hunted deer, but not over bait piles. They killed only what they needed to feed their families; killing for fun was considered unethical. more »»

Teachers make a difference

January 20, 2016 EDITOR: As a 22-year-old college junior, I am nearing the end of my academic career and will be soon entering the work force. more »»

In defense of unions

January 18, 2016 EDITOR: In re union fee and Rebecca Frielrich’s ideas about unions, does she think that she will get all the benefits she now gets when the union is gone? She will find that “right to work” means th... more »»

The Saudi Arabian Oil Company

January 15, 2016 EDITOR: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company, or Aramco, traces it’s origins to the oil shortages of World War I and the exclusion of American companies from Mesopotamia by Great Britain and France under... more »»

Decisions not good for downtown

January 13, 2016 EDITOR: I am writing because I feel that the city of Escanaba seems to be working at cross purposes to itself. more »»

Learning tolerance

January 9, 2016 EDITOR: We had a truck driver from Canada, he said his name was Hussain Muhammad, come to St. Vincent De Paul recently to pick up recycled clothes to bring back to Canad. more »»

Response to bridge letter

January 7, 2016 EDITOR: This is in response to the Bill Finlan letter dated Dec. 26. Since many of his letters are about me, I am always amused by his lack of fact. more »»


December 28, 2015 EDITOR: I have the pleasure of owning and operating a few small businesses in the city of Escanaba. more »»



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