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Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:35 PM

My concerns
To the editor:
 I am a resident of the city and would like to express my concerns regarding the proposed building location of a retail development in the city of Crystal Falls.
 After reviewing the Retail Site Development preliminary plan that was dated June 2, 2012, I feel some issues need to be addressed if this development is going to proceed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:42 PM
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:02 PM

Generosity appreciated
To the editor:
 I am writing to thank everyone for the cards and people who attended my cancer benefit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:35 PM
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012 2:47 PM

‘Obamacare not the answer’
To the editor:
 In response to an editorial in the Reporter on July 11, 2012:
 Obamacare only gives one false hope. It supports and promotes a broken health care system. This system does not promote health and should be relabeled the “Sick Management” system.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:02 PM
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:59 PM

Franzene endorsed
To the editor:
 The Iron County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is pleased to announce the endorsement of Punner Franzene for the office of Iron County treasurer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 07, 2012 2:47 PM
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:38 PM

Valesano endorsed
To the editor:
 The Iron County Deputy Sheriff’s Association is proud to announce its endorsement of Sheriff Mark Valesano for the 2012 Iron County Sheriff Election. Your Iron County Sheriff’s deputies unanimously voted to support Mark Valesano for Iron County Sheriff.
 Since being appointed sheriff in 2008, Mark Valesano has demonstrated his ability to tackle tough problems, work through the issues with sincerity, and make educated decisions. Sheriff Valesano’s willingness to listen to all sides of an issue before making a judgment is but one shining example of his character.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:59 PM
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:53 AM

A good turnout
To the editor:
 The Westside Veterans Council would like to thank the Michigan National Guard, all the veterans and their families, the members of the West Side Veteran organizations and their auxiliaries, Bob Black, the fire departments,

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:38 PM
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:35 PM

Silent auction
To the editor:
 The Iron County Cancer Unit Board members are happy to report that the silent auction is progressing well as they begin the final week of the auction.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:53 AM
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:35 PM

Let’s all cast our vote
To the editor:
 This coming November election, let’s all cast our vote. Doing so is not only practicing our right but more importantly exercising our solemn duty as well. The right to vote is not in our constitution for nothing. It is there to remind us, it is a serious obligation.

Last Updated on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 2:35 PM
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:39 PM

To the editor:
 The Justin Elson Memorial Scholarship Fund supports continued education to students perusing degrees in welding technologies and automotive technologies.
 Thank you to all who have contributed to the success as it has helped many local students over the past six years.

 I myself have the benefit of being able to use this scholarship to aid in furthering my education.
 My course of study is the Automotive Alternative Fuels Dual Technician program at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
 Thank you to all who have contributed and supported the Justin Elson Memorial Scholarship,
-s- Robert Edwards
Iron Mountain

4-H needs
To the editor: 
 All of us were once a child, have children, or are possibly thinking of having children. One way or another children affect our lives and they will one day grow up to be the next generation, the choice makers, care takers, the people who make our world go round, so wouldn’t it be a great idea to take a few minutes to reflect on just how we can assure that these children are given every possibility to become a positive influence on the world around us?
 Parents do the best they can to teach them and guide them and the schools try to educate them on matters of the world but there are other things that children need to learn.
 Children need time, away from school, to interact with other children. They need to learn how to socialize, accept, and respect others. They need to learn how to form or be a part of a team, relying on one another to make the project a success (even if you have some difficulties with some of the people involved).
 They need to learn to be a part of the community and how to give of themselves to improve that community. They also need to have some good, clean fun, whether that be animals, crafts, art, writing, etc. Maybe it involves an outing to a place of fun and/or education or volunteering somewhere.
 4-H offers all this, and so much more, to the youth of Iron County and across the state. It takes a lot of time and commitment to become a leader in 4-H and not everyone is up to making that commitment to be available time wise.
 Lives are busy and people have other things that need their attention. Everyone understands that. What they might not realize is that there are so many other facets of 4-H where volunteers are priceless assets. You do not necessarily have to have any contact with youth to be a valuable resource to them.
 A 4-H volunteer might be offering to help in the office a few hours a week, maybe they are willing to manage the food booth at the fair, maybe help with the registrations for the fair, or be a presence in the office at the fair to oversee any problems that might occur. Maybe they can help with getting newsletters and other information out or help organize an outing or event.
 In a time where everyone is seeking your financial donations and it seems like you are always robbing Peter to pay Paul, maybe you can take a breath and know that it is possible to give (generously, I might ad) to the community without ever touching your check book. As I age, I have come to realize that often the most important gift one gives is their time. You hear that all the time but one day you realize that this statement is true.
 Children do not want our money (although it may seem like this). They want your time. They want to know they matter and they are worth those few minutes of your time. It is your smile, your listening attentively, your suggestions, your helping hand, your laughter, your support. It is those memories that will help them learn the true value. If you are volunteering in a fashion where you do not have direct contact with the children you are still freeing up time for someone else to dedicate that time to the youth. It all matters.
 4-H could really use some of those support type volunteers and I hope you will give it some thought and contact Adrien Brzoznowski at the local 4-H office at 875-0604 or e-mail her at adrienb@anr.msu.edu to see what you can do for us.
 -s- Cheryl Wescher
 Proud Volunteer 4-H Leader
 Iron River

Crew thanked
To the editor:
 I am writing today to say thank you to the crew at the Resthaven Cemetery. The grounds were so meticulously groomed, I had only to wash the head stones and leave my flowers.
 As I looked around I realized what a huge job it must be to maintain such a large area. I don’t know all the names of the workers, but I do know the man I see there every time I go to water or cover my plants. That man is Township Supervisor Mark Polley.
 He does this work uncompensated, because “it is the right thing to do.” How lucky are we to have someone as dedicated as Mark. So thank you all again for the caring and respect you have shown our families. Our family is very grateful.
-s- Susan (Harding) Stupp
Iron River

Grand opening a success
To the editor:
 A sincere thank you to the wonderful volunteers and staff at the Iron County Historical Museum for making our June 9 grand opening a great success. Thanks, too, to Golden K for another terrific pancake breakfast.
 Since last summer, dozens of volunteers have given their expertise, time, and energy toward improving our museum. The Stager Depot project raised the 1890 depot, 1917 rail car, and maintenance car from the dirt and, in the process, raised the quality of experience for our museum’s visitors.
 The volunteers who worked in our main building and on our grounds to make our museum ready for the grand opening, and who worked on the depot project, are too numerous to mention, but my gratitude to all of them is sincere.
 Simply put, without these volunteers, we could not operate. With them, we not only have a better museum: we enjoy the journey as well.
-s- Ross Parcels
Iron County
Historical Museum

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:35 PM
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 1:41 PM

To the editor:
 I would like to thank all who donated to the Justin Elson Memorial Scholarship. I will use this scholarship to help me further my education.

Last Updated on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:39 PM

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