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An ode to summer
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:41 AM )

 Where has summer gone? That’s becoming the sad lament from most of us as we hear the wind rustling through those drying leaves, a definite signal that there’s change in the air.
 Parents are out with kids in tow to fill the list of required items for their particular school-age child. Enough pencils, pens, paper, markers, tissue paper… new shoes, jackets, slacks, tops, socks… lunch pails, bags, hot lunch money, snacks…

Readers Viewpoint 8-24-2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:40 AM )

No record of termination
To the editor:
 This is a reply to the letter from DICSA Executive Director Jeffrey Heino in the Daily News (Aug. 12) and the Iron County Reporter (Aug. 17).  I refer specifically to his statement, “First, DICSA is not a unit of county or state government.”

Construction time
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:48 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM )

Just when folks are thinking that summer is coming to an end, the construction season here is just getting under way.
 You’ve seen them—utility workers and civil engineers out and about with their flags and spray paint. Or the neatly stacked lengths of aqua-colored pipe in the field by Remondini Park in Caspian. Trucks hauling the bulldozers and backhoes to their construction destinations.

Readers Viewpoint 8-17-2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:47 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:48 AM )

Lucky you
To the editor:
 ...and the people who are lucky to be living where you are.  I spent two weeks at "home" in July. It was hot and humid. Everything was green and beautiful. The mosquitoes were big enough to throw a saddle on and the flies were as voracious as I remembered
 It really is nice to know that some things do not change and one of the wonderful surprises was seeing you all still have "Deb" as a paramedic. A few years ago I had occasion to need her services and now seeing that she was still caring for people and patients in the Iron River, Crystal Falls area was a comfort and a special surprise.

What’s next?
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 9:25 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:35 AM )

 Last Thursday, the Dow Jones stock index fell over 500 points. After trading ended last Friday, word came that Standard and Poor’s had downgraded the United States’ long-term credit rating. As this is being written, it’s mid-morning on Monday, and the market is taking another serious hit.
 It’s not pretty. Remember the relief early last week when Congress worked out a last-gasp agreement that headed off a default crisis? Remember the relief that Congress wouldn’t drive the national economy off the cliff after all?