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In tribute
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:26 AM )

This past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the horrendous attacks on this country on Sept. 11, 2001.
 The memories of that day loom as large and fresh as if it happened yesterday. Most, if not all of us, remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when the announcement came over the airwaves about this senseless, brutal act of terrorism.

Readers Viewpoint 9-7-2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM )

Meeting of interest
To the editor:
     The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency has scheduled the September 2011 Governing Board meeting for Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Iron Mountain Senior Center at Iron Mountain.
     This meeting will be of particular interest to the Iron River and Crystal Falls senior centers. DICSA is attempting to take one day a week of congregate and home-delivered meals from each of the centers.

Back to school
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 13, 2011 9:30 AM )

It doesn’t seem possible, but school is back in session. Where did the summer go?
 Over the past few months, both Forest Park and West Iron school boards, administration and staff have been putting everything they can into place to insure a successful school year for students and staff. Both districts face deep budget cuts. Both have been diligent in finding ways to make those cuts without negatively affecting the quality of education they strive to provide for our county children.

A new season
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:41 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM )

 You can’t stop time. You can’t even slow it down for a while. Time goes on regardless. What can you do?
 You want summer to never end, but it’s ending. This is the week before Labor Day, and many people are taking one last vacation trip before the realities of September and fall set in.

Readers Viewpoimt 8-31-2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:40 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 06, 2011 9:09 AM )

Great fair
To the editor:
 I want to congratulate everyone who worked so hard to make the Iron County Fair a success this year.
 I enjoyed the displays, information, etc., and appreciated all those people who worked so vigorously at the fair.

An ode to summer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:41 AM )

 Where has summer gone? That’s becoming the sad lament from most of us as we hear the wind rustling through those drying leaves, a definite signal that there’s change in the air.
 Parents are out with kids in tow to fill the list of required items for their particular school-age child. Enough pencils, pens, paper, markers, tissue paper… new shoes, jackets, slacks, tops, socks… lunch pails, bags, hot lunch money, snacks…

Readers Viewpoint 8-24-2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:40 AM )

No record of termination
To the editor:
 This is a reply to the letter from DICSA Executive Director Jeffrey Heino in the Daily News (Aug. 12) and the Iron County Reporter (Aug. 17).  I refer specifically to his statement, “First, DICSA is not a unit of county or state government.”

Construction time
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:48 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM )

Just when folks are thinking that summer is coming to an end, the construction season here is just getting under way.
 You’ve seen them—utility workers and civil engineers out and about with their flags and spray paint. Or the neatly stacked lengths of aqua-colored pipe in the field by Remondini Park in Caspian. Trucks hauling the bulldozers and backhoes to their construction destinations.

Readers Viewpoint 8-17-2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:47 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:48 AM )

Lucky you
To the editor:
 ...and the people who are lucky to be living where you are.  I spent two weeks at "home" in July. It was hot and humid. Everything was green and beautiful. The mosquitoes were big enough to throw a saddle on and the flies were as voracious as I remembered
 It really is nice to know that some things do not change and one of the wonderful surprises was seeing you all still have "Deb" as a paramedic. A few years ago I had occasion to need her services and now seeing that she was still caring for people and patients in the Iron River, Crystal Falls area was a comfort and a special surprise.

What’s next?
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:25 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM )

 Last Thursday, the Dow Jones stock index fell over 500 points. After trading ended last Friday, word came that Standard and Poor’s had downgraded the United States’ long-term credit rating. As this is being written, it’s mid-morning on Monday, and the market is taking another serious hit.
 It’s not pretty. Remember the relief early last week when Congress worked out a last-gasp agreement that headed off a default crisis? Remember the relief that Congress wouldn’t drive the national economy off the cliff after all?

Readers Viewpoint 8-10-2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:24 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:47 AM )

Small-town hospitality
To the editor:
 My sister and I are nearing the end of a two-week tent-camping trip around the perimeter of the Upper Peninsula. Two years ago, we had spent one night at the well-kept Iron River RV Park and decided to return for two nights on this trip. From the moment we arrived until we reluctantly left town, we were blessed with friendly folks and small-town hospitality.