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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:51 AM

Thoughts of ‘a deer-hunting dinosaur’
To the editor:
This is in response to the results of the online poll on Iron County big bucks that were published in the Nov. 20 edition.
The results are probably close to what is being observed in the field, but there are drastic differences depending on where you can hunt.

 
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:48 PM

An alternate plan to remedy Indian Lake
By Larry Mellstrom
This letter is in regard to the article in your March 6 edition on a proposed solution to the Indian Lake water problem. The low water problem on Indian Lake is far from unique, and the cause has been totally ignored.

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:49 PM
 
Shop small—here PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 PM

Over the weekend, we were talking with a friend who works at a retail store about Black Friday—our new national holiday for shopping mania. She was telling us about how crazy people get—even up here, far from the big cities.
The megastores are trying to undercut one another again this year. Walmart is starting its Black Friday at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Too bad if their employees had been looking forward to some quality family time centered around Mr. Tom Turkey and several NFL games.

 
Bullies not welcome PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:01 PM


It was just a few weeks back when a Michigan high school student made national headlines due to a vicious prank by some of her fellow students.
If you remember, she was picked by her classmates to be on her school’s homecoming court. But her fellow classmates were just having a little fun with her.
A sad story that could have been much, much worse if not for the fact that adult members of her community rallied to her defense, and made her day on the homecoming court a testimony to what’s really right with this country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 PM
 
October rush PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 PM

While trying to follow the fuzzy football players on my high-def TV screen Sunday afternoon (only in the U.P.!), thoughts turned to the turning of the seasons.
We just stepped from September to October Monday morning, and the weather appears ready to step with us. Early this week, we are thinking about fall color and light jackets and walking through the leaves.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:37 PM
 
Gearing up for winter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:04 PM

 

There were no big banner signs, no “stop the presses” moments to be found, but last week’s cold and rain let all of us know summer is “officially” over.

Actually, autumn blew in on Sept. 22 and didn’t relent in letting us know that it was time to stow away the summer gear and get ready for another U.P. winter.

Oh, yes, we all know there will be some of those “Indian summer” days ahead, but the writing is clearly on the walls, or at least the frost is clearly making “dew” with our lawns.

Last Updated on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 PM
 
Come to the meetings PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:21 PM

In this week’s Reader’s Viewpoint, a letter was received regarding public participation at our communities’ board and council meetings.
We report on a lot of meetings each month, and, often, it’s the public comment period that makes for the best “story.” It’s a chance for residents to comment, complain and, yes, once in a while even pay a compliment to local government.

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:03 PM
 
New this winter PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:13 PM

 Summer in Iron County is filled by events, big and small, taking place every weekend. We know that, since we at the Reporter are scurrying around here and there, trying to get pictures of everything. Some events are well-known, some are more modest, but the warm weather season always has something to do.
 But once summer ends and school starts, the outdoor events fall away like the autumn leaves. Life quickly gets much quieter, and it stays quiet until next summer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:24 PM
 
‘Got a comment?’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 1:32 PM

That’s what we’re asking our readers.
 We’re  inviting our readers to make their views known about items they read in The Reporter’s top news stories.
 We’re still going to use our letters to the editor format, what you’re familiar with as Readers’ Viewpoint. This new addition simply takes the viewpoint to a different level.
 Under our new comment format, readers are, again, invited to send in their comments, which will be limited to “50 words or less.”
 This brevity of words, like a Twitter comment, gives us the opportunity to publish as many as we can regarding the previous week’s news stories.
 Your name will be kept confidential, so you can use a personal “tag” name, much as you see on Internet blog sites. Emailed your comments to: news@ironcountyreporter.com.
 Your elected officials need to know when they are “spot on” a topic, just as much as they need to know when they’ve totally missed the mark.
 Got a comment? Let us know.
--Allyce Westphal

 
‘Got a comment?’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:42 PM

That’s what we’re asking our readers.
      As our front page article says, we’re inviting our readers to make their views known about items they read in The Reporter’s top news stories.
     We’re still going to use our letters to the editor format, what you’re familiar with as Readers’ Viewpoint. This new addition simply takes the viewpoint to a different level.
     Under our new comment format, readers are, again, invited to send in their comments, which will be limited to “50 words or less.”
     This brevity of words, like a Twitter comment, gives us the opportunity to publish as many as we can regarding the previous week’s news stories.
     Your name will be kept confidential, so you can use a personal “tag” name, much as you see on Internet blog sites.
       However, because of liability concerns, etc., we need to have you include your full  name, address and telephone number, which will not be printed with your comment, just your personal tag name, which you include.
    Any comment we receive that does not identify the author, will not be published.
     Your comments can be emailed to: news@ironcountyreporter.com.
     Why are we doing this? Easy, we are an information generation, regardless of how old we are, or how young.
     We have opinions and sometimes we feel left out of the loop. We can’t always make a municipal meeting, where decisions are made that may have a significant impact on our lives.
     With that said, please be sure to note, we are not asking solely for “nasty” comments. If your municipal board… county, township, city… is doing something in your area that you think is “marvelous,” please send in those comments as well.
     Your elected officials need to know when they are “spot on” a topic, just as much as they need to know when they’ve totally missed the mark.
     And, there’s no reason you can’t comment on whether or not you like our new comment segment.
 Got a comment? Let us know.
--Allyce Westphal__PUBLIC__

 
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