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Readers Viewpoint 2-29-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM

Blood drive a success
To the editor:
 On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Pearl Ross and Pat Kosiba for hosting a blood drive in the month of January.
 As a result of their efforts, we collected an outstanding 46 pints of blood. These two ladies deserve a big round of applause for helping the U.P. Regional Blood Center save countless lives.

Last Updated on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 2-22-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:13 AM

Generosity
To the editor:
 I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now: let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again – E’tienne De Grellet

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 2-15-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:42 AM

In response
To the editor:
 Iron County residents, in response to a letter written to the editor recently by a county commissioner, I feel it’s my duty to comment.
 According to the Iron County Commissioners “Code of Ethics” No. 3 reads—A board member has the right to express personal opinions and when expressing such opinions in public, the member should clearly state the opinion as personal. This just happens to be the same board member who reminded me a few months ago that I should follow these codes. Does this only apply if you are one of the board members who are not part of the decision making process? Many important issues are being made by a few members and not brought to the full board. I believe the most effective way we can serve the residents of Iron County is by making our decisions in a public forum, where we can ensure our constituents are well informed and we work together as a whole.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:13 AM
 
Readers viewpoint 2-8-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:01 AM

Everyone’s
right to life
To the editor:
 Re: Unborn mourned (Jan. 25 Reader’s Viewpoint)
 The writer is correct. Everyone has a right to life. I have no dispute about that. I do however have a question about the "tools' for abortion that are referred to.
 What are they, who uses them and at what period in the life cycle are they being used? The innuendo was they were barbarous. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:42 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 2-1-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:31 PM

Vote ‘no’
To the editor:
 This letter is in regards to the upcoming recall election of Wayne Wales.
 The Statement of Reason on the ballot does not have to be a true statement. The first part of the statement accusing Mr. Wales of being negligent in overseeing the county budget is nonsense. The Finance Committee is comprised of three commissioners and as board chairman, Mr. Wales is not involved in the day-to-day finances of the county. Any financial decision (except for ordering the bills paid) has to be made at a full board meeting and has to be approved by a majority of the board.

Last Updated on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 10:01 AM
 
Readers Viewpoint 1-25 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:48 PM

Unborn mourned
To the editor:
 On Jan. 22, prolife people mourn the loss of more than 54 million unborn children since Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were decided 39 years ago.
 When Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton were handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion was legalized in all 50 states through all nine months of pregnancy. Unborn children for too long have been denied access to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A generation of Americans have had approximately one-fourth of their brothers and sisters destroyed before birth.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:31 PM
 
Readers Viewpoint 1-18-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:37 PM

Different programs
To the editor:
 The Iron County Authority on Aging would like to inform everyone in Iron County that we have two different agencies here to help the public.
 First, we have Lifeline. This is to help the elderly who stay at home, who need some help in case they become sick, fall or injured. These people probably live alone and are still capable of caring for themselves. This organization is being managed by NorthStar Hospital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:48 PM
 
Readers Viewpoint 1-11-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:43 PM

Land donation wanted
To the editor:
 For some 50 years, there has been talk of a U.P. Michigan Veterans National Memorial Cemetery. On Sept. 18, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars 15th District fall Meeting in South Range, a resolution was passed to work on acquiring a National Memorial Veterans Cemetery in the Upper Peninsula.
 There are 55,000 veterans in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin. They are under the care of the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain. The Republic or Sagola area would be central to the area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:37 PM
 
Readers Viewpoint 12-28-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:31 PM

Support the Rodeo
To the editor:
The rodeo is an annual event that has boosted Iron County’s economy and helped keep us on the map for 45 years. This year, the Rodeo Committee’s raffle is a 45 h Anniversary Limited Edition Rodeo Raffle Calendar. If they are able to sell the maximum of 400 calendars, the rodeo organization will be in the best financial shape they have been in years.
 I am not affiliated with the Rodeo Committee, just a concerned citizen. If the people of Iron County don’t continue to support these events they are not going to be around long. I believe there are about 100 calendars left to sell. I am asking the residents of Iron County to support this event and others like it and keep Iron County on the map.
-s- Ken Maki
Iron River

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 3:01 PM
 
Readers Viewpoint 12-21-2011 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:49 PM

Bicycle trail update
To the editor:
 At last Thursday's Heritage Trail meeting, it became clear that we are still falling short of the local match for the $1.5 million in grant money we have received.
 For future expansion projects, we will be asking the public to donate money to help cover the local contribution. For now, we are asking you to show your support for this portion of the trail, from the end of the current Apple Blossom Trail to Pentoga Park, by contacting your county commissioner or by attending the county commissioners’ meeting, held at the Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 1:30 p.m.
-s- Robert Rafferty
Friends of the Heritage Trail
Iron River

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:31 PM
 
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