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Readers Viewpoint 10-12-2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:53 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:51 AM )

Ordinance discriminates
To the editor:
 I am very concerned about an invasive species ordinance promulgated by Stambaugh Township for Chicaugon Lake in Iron County, Michigan.
 According to the draft, boating permits will now be required in astronomical fees for watercraft using the lake in order to control Eurasian milfoil. They claim this problem cannot be resolved through the DNR/state of Michigan. Instead, Stambaugh Township and the Chicaugon Lake Association people have decided to take it upon themselves to tax the recreating public to force boating fees to satisfy this task.

Fantastic fall
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:52 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:50 AM )

 These are heady days to be a sports fan in Iron County. It’s been many years since the teams we follow most closely have done so well.
 First up, the baseball playoffs. The Milwaukee Brewers have won their first post-season series for nearly 30 years and are playing for the National League championship. On the other side of Lake Michigan, the Detroit Tigers disposed of the New York Yankees last week and are playing the Texas Rangers this week for the American League title.

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.