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Keep economic development going and growing
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 8:51 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:52 AM )

“Persistent pessimism.” That’s the comment surrounding a new poll that indicates 90 percent of Americans say economic conditions remain poor. A Michigan poll conducted last week among residents used the words “abysmal” and “hopeless.” Words that don’t make for much happy chat around the coffee machine at the office.

Readers Viewpoint 9-28-2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:53 AM )

Meal service reductions
To the editor:
 This is in reference to the proposed reduction in senior meal service by DICSA beginning Oct. 1.
 DICSA Executive Director Jeff Heino states, “The cuts are the result of funding issues. DICSA is facing a $16,884 funding loss for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 and a $12,000 funding loss for the fiscal year 2012. Nothing is really changed from a financial perspective,” he said.

Will you be a donor?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:40 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 04, 2011 8:52 AM )

Like donating blood, becoming an organ donor is truly a gift of life, just ask anyone who’s received an organ transplant, or someone who’s still on the waiting list.
     In August, according to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, a record-setting 44,000 state residents registered as organ donors. That’s some 13,000 more than registered during August last year.

Readers Viewpoint 9-21-2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:27 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:41 AM )

Fundraiser a success
To the editor:
 The Iron County Habitat for Humanity Fund Raising Committee would like to publicly thank those people who attended our recent fundraiser and made it a great success.
 We would also like to thank the following businesses who generously donated items for our door prizes: AmericInn, Norway; Tall Pines Grocery, Amasa; Char’s Beauty Boutique,

Silence the sirens
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:26 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:40 AM )

 Our office is located right on the highway, so when the fire trucks head somewhere or the ambulance speeds out of town or when squad car sirens are heard, we know there is some trouble somewhere.
 Lately, we have been hearing those sirens much too often. Late summer has been marked by a series of severe traffic accidents, including several fatalities.
 A bad spell of luck, perhaps, but it’s a reminder that bad things can happen when you get behind the wheel, and paying a lot at the gas station is the least of your problems.