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Happy Feb. 29 birthday
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM )

Leap year… an extra day and a real birthday for those born on Feb. 29.
 Obviously, there isn’t anything new about leap years. They come around every four years, generally just in time for some major election or another. Just what we need, an extra day to listen to our puffed-out politicians telling us how wonderful they are and just how out-of-touch their opponents are.
 Leap day, Feb. 29, will be found on our Gregorian calendars on most years that can be evenly divided by four … 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Readers Viewpoint 2-29-2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 06, 2012 10:09 AM )

Blood drive a success
To the editor:
 On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Pearl Ross and Pat Kosiba for hosting a blood drive in the month of January.
 As a result of their efforts, we collected an outstanding 46 pints of blood. These two ladies deserve a big round of applause for helping the U.P. Regional Blood Center save countless lives.

It’s an incentive
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:14 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:38 AM )

If the “C” word has you concerned, don’t be. Consolidation is the big buzz word lately, and for good reason. As a component of the Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP), proof of a municipality’s consolidation of services is providing additional revenue sharing for Iron County’s cities and townships.
 You’ve heard a lot about consolidation lately in Iron River and Caspian. You’ve heard about it in the townships, and even in our school districts.

Readers Viewpoint 2-22-2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:13 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:37 AM )

To the editor:
 I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now: let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again – E’tienne De Grellet

Readers Viewpoint 2-15-2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 10:42 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:13 AM )

In response
To the editor:
 Iron County residents, in response to a letter written to the editor recently by a county commissioner, I feel it’s my duty to comment.
 According to the Iron County Commissioners “Code of Ethics” No. 3 reads—A board member has the right to express personal opinions and when expressing such opinions in public, the member should clearly state the opinion as personal. This just happens to be the same board member who reminded me a few months ago that I should follow these codes. Does this only apply if you are one of the board members who are not part of the decision making process? Many important issues are being made by a few members and not brought to the full board. I believe the most effective way we can serve the residents of Iron County is by making our decisions in a public forum, where we can ensure our constituents are well informed and we work together as a whole.