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Readers Viewpoint 12-21-2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 27, 2011 2:31 PM )

Bicycle trail update
To the editor:
 At last Thursday's Heritage Trail meeting, it became clear that we are still falling short of the local match for the $1.5 million in grant money we have received.
 For future expansion projects, we will be asking the public to donate money to help cover the local contribution. For now, we are asking you to show your support for this portion of the trail, from the end of the current Apple Blossom Trail to Pentoga Park, by contacting your county commissioner or by attending the county commissioners’ meeting, held at the Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 1:30 p.m.
-s- Robert Rafferty
Friends of the Heritage Trail
Iron River

Readers Viewpoint 12-14-2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:49 PM )

Inspiring quotations
To the editor:
     As we celebrate this year’s Christmas season, allow me to express my admiration and respect to the people around us who are tirelessly and unselfishly doing service to others without expecting any rewards in return.

Transition time
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 20, 2011 3:50 PM )

 A wistfulness pervades the air this time of year. The old year is nearly over, and we inevitably look back. We do a lot of thinking about what has happened in the last 12 months, both the happy memories and the sad ones.
 Some people we know spend their lives gazing at the rear-view mirror of their memory. We have always preferred the view out the windshield—after all, how are you going to get anywhere if you’re not looking forward?

Readers Viewpoint 12-7-2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:33 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:50 PM )

No handicap
To the editor:
 On Nov. 5, I took my elderly mother to watch her grandson play in the high school football district tournament between Ishpeming and West Iron.
 I however was extremely disappointed and upset at the lack of accommodations for handicapped or elderly people to access the bleachers and football field.

Pearl Harbor anniversary
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 3:31 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 13, 2011 2:49 PM )

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the “day of infamy,” the bombing of Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, marking this country’s entry into World War II.
 Shortly after signing the declaration of war against Japan (Dec. 8, 1941), President Roosevelt signed the declaration of war on Germany and Italy on Dec. 11, 1941, entering this country in a two-front war with theaters of operations in both Europe and the Pacific.