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Readers Viewpoint 1-16-2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:39 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:42 PM )

Still fond of western U.P.
To the editor:
In the summer of 1944, my sister Elaine, 11 years old, and I, nine, were offered bittersweet choices. As the taxi driver was waiting in grandmother’s yard, our mom urged us to go back to Detroit with her and our younger sister, Vienna, seven.

Readers Viewpoint 1-9-2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:06 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:39 PM )

IronLine race ‘visionaries’
To the editor:
I am a member of the Iron Range Amateur Radio Club of Iron River and would like to say “kudos” to Josh and Grace Brindle of Iron River.  These two young people were not only visionaries for bringing a dog sled race to our community but have turned that vision into a reality.
The IronLine dogsled race will take place in Iron River on Jan. 18-20. Our club president, Ron Simmons (N8WIS), his wife, Lillian, and I attended a number of meetings with Josh, Grace and the rest of their crew and were amazed at the commitment, time, energy, devotion and hundreds of hours of work this group has generated to turn a vision into a reality.

Readers Viewpoint 1-2-2013
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:39 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:06 PM )

‘Stand up now and be heard’
To the editor:
The Dickinson-Iron Community Services Agency (DICSA) governing noard has scheduled their annual reorganization board meeting for Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Senior Center at Iron Mountain.

Readers Viewpoint 12-26-2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:48 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:39 PM )

‘Remember the Armed Forces’
To the editor:
We are still a “nation at war.” American men and women in uniform are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan.

Readers Viewpoint 12-19-2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:28 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:48 PM )

‘Losing access to public land’
To the editor:
Once again the DNR is being petitioned by a foreign-owned company for direct leases to state-owned mineral rights in Iron County. Since much of this area is National Forest, you do not have to be a resident of Michigan to be considered an interested party.

Readers Viewpoint 12-12-2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:00 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:28 PM )

Why Site Council made changes
To the editor:
First of all, if it weren’t for Wayne Wales, county board chairman, we still wouldn’t have a contract with DICSA concerning the Senior Center building in Iron River. There had been a prior contract, but no one knew about it. Wayne found it and had it legally redrawn. At this point, we are all involved and know what the contract is all about.

Readers Viewpoint 12-5-2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 4:10 PM | Updated ( Monday, December 10, 2012 11:03 PM )

‘Promises weren’t kept’
To the editor:
Iron County Board Chair Wayne Wales, didn’t keep his promise to the users of the Iron River Senior Center because guess what seniors, on Friday, Nov. 16, DICSA announced major changes at the center, regarding the meals and the limited transportation program.

Readers Viewpoint 11-28-2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:14 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 04, 2012 4:10 PM )

‘An incredible local resource’
To the editor:
No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone will face eventually. There is an incredible resource right here in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with serious or life-limiting illness.

Readers Viewpoint 11-21-2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:14 PM )

Post 17 says thanks
To the editor:
Alfred Branchini, American Legion Post 17 of Iron River would like to thank Post 17s Sons of the Legion, Unit 17 Ladies Auxiliary, post members, the Iron River Police Department, WIC Fire Department, and especially all the trick or treaters and relatives who made this year’s Halloween parade a success.

Shop small—here
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.

Readers Viewpoint 11-14-2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 2:52 PM

‘Thanks for blood donations’
To the editor:
On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank the people of Iron County for donating at our recent blood drive.