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Readers Viewpoint 6-5-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:53 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:36 PM )

Fight invasives! Use boat wash!
To the editor:
Hagerman Lake received federal funding for a boat wash, which was installed this past fall at the boat launch.


The purpose of a boat wash is to keep invasive species, such as Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra muscles, rusty crayfish, Chinese mystery snail, spiny water fleaand curly-leaf pondweed, from infecting the lake. These species move from lake to lake by attaching themselves to boats, motor propellers, live wells and trailers.
An invasion of any of these species can render a lake “dead” in just a few years, making recreation swimming, boating, skiing and fishing impossible.
So far, Hagerman Lake has not had any invasive species. However, many of the local lakes have experienced the problems and expense these pests can cause.
Michigan state law states that it is illegal to launch a boat and motor with an invasive species attached. When you launch and or take out your boat, please use the wash which is free and only takes three minutes. Easy to use instructions are located by the boat wash.
Thank you for your cooperation.
-s- Carol Frantz
Hagerman Lake

‘50 helped at work bee’
To the editor:
On May 18, the Iron County Museum conducted its annual work bee. The purpose of the work bee is to prepare the museum campus for the start of the new visitor-events season. 
About 50 members of the community, museum board members, spouses and student volunteers from the West Iron County High School Key Club and National Honor Society spent a day scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, spit-polishing and generally cleaning the inside and outside of the many buildings on the museum campus. It totaled over 200 volunteer man-hours to accomplish the goal.
Following the cleaning, the volunteers enjoyed a wonderful lunch donated by Jim and Dallas Duda at Zippidy’s in Iron River.
On behalf of the Iron County Museum’s Board of Trustees, I want to extend our appreciation to the many volunteer adults and students, Zippidy’s and Jeanne Bonetti, who coordinated the volunteer assignments. Because of all the hard work and effort, the museum was made ready for the 2013 season!
-s- Bill Leonoff
Board President

‘Did $$ go into black hole?’
To the editor:
I think it is about time that Iron River city officials come forth with some truthful answers on how much city funds went into Apple Blossom Apartments (old Central School).
When people have asked the above question time and time again, different answers have been given!
The next question is the money that was spent; will it ever be recovered by the city, or did it go into a big black hole?
You would like to think that everything is on the up and up, but the questions that have been asked are not answered with any satisfaction. It appears to be beat-around-the-bush time!
Taxpayers are entitled to know if tax dollars were used wisely or mishandled or if improprieties exist!
If answers are not given in common terms that most people would understand, I would want an independent party with financial expertise to come up with what happened to all those tax dollars.
The public has the absolute right to know.
-s- Curt Soderbloom
Iron River

West Side vets seek donations
To the editor:
The West Side Veterans Council is soliciting contributions from local businesses to cover the cost of the Memorial Day parade, Fourth of July parade and the Fourth of July fireworks. Any personal contributions will also be accepted and appreciated and can be mailed to the following address: West Side Veterans Council, P.O. Box 433, Iron River, MI 49935.
-s- Don Wolf
Adjutant, W.S.V.C.

‘Thanks for bake sale support’
To the editor:
Thanks to all the bakers and buyers who contributed to the success
of our annual bake sale. It’s the support of our community that makes
it possible for us to continue our efforts to preserve the history of the
Alpha/Mastodon area, and it is very much appreciated.
-s- Alpha Historical Museum Board of Directors, Sharon Eaton, Secretary/Treasurer

Thanks to speaker
To the editor:
The West Side Veterans Council would like to thank the honorable Dr. Dan Benishek, congressman of the 1st Congressional District, for being our Memorial Day guest speaker and all those who came out to participate in and to observe our 2013 Memorial Day ceremonies.
-s- Don Wolf
I.C.W.S.V.C.

 

 
Readers Viewpoint 5-22-2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:54 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:53 PM )

‘Thanks for your support’
To the editor:
I would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all of the local community organizations in the Iron River, Crystal Falls and Iron County area for their generous support in scholarship monies to our graduating senior class of 2013.

 
Readers Viewpoint 5-15-2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:10 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:54 PM )

‘Be a good neighbor’
To the editor:
In the recent past, I have had a problem with some neighbor’s dogs, both in trespass and incessant barking. Another neighbor’s cat has been stalking and killing the birds at my birdfeeders and at another neighbor’s, also. We both take offense to that.

 
Readers Viewpoint 5-8-2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:34 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:10 PM )

National Nurses Week
To the editor:
Nursing can be described as an art and a science. Nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers.

 
Readers Viewpoint 5-1-2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:52 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:34 PM )

‘City can cut elsewhere’
To the editor:
It is interesting in that the Iron River city manager claims that the only solution is cutting the police force by one or two police officers to save the city of Iron River from fiscal crisis.

 
Readers Viewpoint 4-24-2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:52 PM )

Honest people still around
To the editor:
Honesty is alive and well in Iron County!
My husband, myself and some friends lunched at the Wooden Nickel last week.

 
Readers Viewpoint 4-17-2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:50 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:19 PM )

‘Circumventing Mother Nature’
To the editor:
I am a property owner on Pentoga Road and have been following this event since it started. I have been amazed that until Mr. Mellstrom commented on the project that it has pretty much flown under the radar.

 
Readers Viewpoint 4-10-2013
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:53 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:50 PM )

‘FP drama is blessed’
To the editor:
Forest Park drama is so blessed to be able to perform in an actual theatre, and a historical one at that. Not too long ago, the students had to perform in a gymnasium.

 
Readers Viewpoint 4-3-2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:54 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, April 09, 2013 12:53 PM )

Support for Lift-a-Thon
To the editor:
On behalf of the West Iron County Athletic and Physical Education Department, our students and our student-athletes, we would like to thank all of the community members who donated to our 2013 Lift-a-Thon Fundraiser.

 
Guest editorial
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:48 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 06, 2013 12:49 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.

 
Readers Viewpoint 3-20-2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:49 PM )

‘Thanks for giving blood’
To the editor:
On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Paul Starkweather of Lakeland Baptist Church for hosting a blood drive in the month of February.

 
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