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Bullies not welcome
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:01 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:26 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.

 
Readers Viewpoint 10-17-2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:02 PM )

After school program ends
To the Editor,
The Crystal Falls Contemporary Center deeply regrets that we are no longer able to continue the After School Youth Program as it was originally intended.
The center is currently reviewing possible youth programming options.  The state of Michigan licensing agency is currently reviewing the program. 
An anonymous complaint was filed online stating that it was the belief of the person filing the complaint, that the center needed to obtain a daycare license to operate its after school program.

 
Readers Viewpoint 10-10-2012
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:59 PM )


Landowner insult
To the editor:
Regarding the Iron County Board meeting held on Sept 25, 2012, I would urge every voter to attend an Iron County Board meeting at least once so you can see how we are faced with a group of individuals who do not listen collectively to the voice of the people.
What happened to the board member that you elected from your district? Were they not elected to make up their own minds on issues and work in the best interest of their constituents?

 
October rush
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:37 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.

 
Readers Viewpoint 10-3-2012
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:36 PM )

A fine job
To the editor:
We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the fine job our local West Iron County School personnel displayed at the outset of this school year.

 
Gearing up for winter
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:04 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 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.

 
Readers Viewpoint 9-26-2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:02 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:22 PM )

 

Thanks

To the editor:

The Caspian-Gaastra Fire Department would like to thank everyone that donated and helped make our raffle a success. We have our raffle once a year and all monies collected go into our equipment fund to purchase equipment that is needed.

 
Readers Viewpoint 9-19-2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:02 PM )

Lake milfoil funds
To the editor:
I was amazed by Chicaugon Lake Association Vice President Joe Shubat's comment that out-of-town visitors don't mind a launch ramp fee for milfoil in a recent story.

 
Come to the meetings
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:21 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:03 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.

 
New this winter
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:13 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:24 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.

 
Readers Viewpoint 9-12-2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:11 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 11, 2012 1:13 PM )

What’s he done?
To the editor:
 Great, so Dan Benishek gave a speech at the Republican National Convention, that's nice.  But, can we please see some coverage in the Reporter about what Benishek has done since he's been in office?

 
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