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Readers Viewpoint 7-3-2013
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:49 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:19 PM )

Top quality medical care
To the editor:
My husband and I want to applaud many of the doctors in the U.P. First, the doctors involved with NorthStar Health System Hospital have been attentive

Readers Viewpoint 6-26-2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:49 PM )

‘Thank you’
To the editor:
On behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary of Tufts Rondon VFW 2891, Crystal Falls, I want to thank everyone who came out and supported our efforts to make our first Father’s Day breakfast buffet a huge success.

Readers Viewpoint 6-19-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:52 AM

‘With our utmost gratitude’
To the editor:
On behalf of Jim Johnson and I, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the Stambaugh American Legion Reino Post 21 and Commander Gary Lane for sponsoring us at the “Riders for Veterans” celebration on Saturday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day. It certainly was a great tribute!
The “Riders for Veterans” presented each of us a wonderful plaque dedicating the 2013 Veteran Tribute Ride to our World War II and Korean veterans. It reads as follows: “When you go home, tell them of us, and say for your tomorrow, we gave our today.”
We can’t thank you enough; you will never be forgotten!
-s- Don J. McDonald
Iron River

Readers Viewpoint 6-12-2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:36 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:52 AM )

‘Too close for comfort’
To the editor:
Just think! “Daddy there’s a puppy by the door. It looks like a German Sheppard puppy.” When in fact it was a wolf pup!

Readers Viewpoint 6-5-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 12:53 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:36 PM )

Fight invasives! Use boat wash!
To the editor:
Hagerman Lake received federal funding for a boat wash, which was installed this past fall at the boat launch.

The purpose of a boat wash is to keep invasive species, such as Eurasian watermilfoil, zebra muscles, rusty crayfish, Chinese mystery snail, spiny water fleaand curly-leaf pondweed, from infecting the lake. These species move from lake to lake by attaching themselves to boats, motor propellers, live wells and trailers.
An invasion of any of these species can render a lake “dead” in just a few years, making recreation swimming, boating, skiing and fishing impossible.
So far, Hagerman Lake has not had any invasive species. However, many of the local lakes have experienced the problems and expense these pests can cause.
Michigan state law states that it is illegal to launch a boat and motor with an invasive species attached. When you launch and or take out your boat, please use the wash which is free and only takes three minutes. Easy to use instructions are located by the boat wash.
Thank you for your cooperation.
-s- Carol Frantz
Hagerman Lake

‘50 helped at work bee’
To the editor:
On May 18, the Iron County Museum conducted its annual work bee. The purpose of the work bee is to prepare the museum campus for the start of the new visitor-events season. 
About 50 members of the community, museum board members, spouses and student volunteers from the West Iron County High School Key Club and National Honor Society spent a day scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, spit-polishing and generally cleaning the inside and outside of the many buildings on the museum campus. It totaled over 200 volunteer man-hours to accomplish the goal.
Following the cleaning, the volunteers enjoyed a wonderful lunch donated by Jim and Dallas Duda at Zippidy’s in Iron River.
On behalf of the Iron County Museum’s Board of Trustees, I want to extend our appreciation to the many volunteer adults and students, Zippidy’s and Jeanne Bonetti, who coordinated the volunteer assignments. Because of all the hard work and effort, the museum was made ready for the 2013 season!
-s- Bill Leonoff
Board President

‘Did $$ go into black hole?’
To the editor:
I think it is about time that Iron River city officials come forth with some truthful answers on how much city funds went into Apple Blossom Apartments (old Central School).
When people have asked the above question time and time again, different answers have been given!
The next question is the money that was spent; will it ever be recovered by the city, or did it go into a big black hole?
You would like to think that everything is on the up and up, but the questions that have been asked are not answered with any satisfaction. It appears to be beat-around-the-bush time!
Taxpayers are entitled to know if tax dollars were used wisely or mishandled or if improprieties exist!
If answers are not given in common terms that most people would understand, I would want an independent party with financial expertise to come up with what happened to all those tax dollars.
The public has the absolute right to know.
-s- Curt Soderbloom
Iron River

West Side vets seek donations
To the editor:
The West Side Veterans Council is soliciting contributions from local businesses to cover the cost of the Memorial Day parade, Fourth of July parade and the Fourth of July fireworks. Any personal contributions will also be accepted and appreciated and can be mailed to the following address: West Side Veterans Council, P.O. Box 433, Iron River, MI 49935.
-s- Don Wolf
Adjutant, W.S.V.C.

‘Thanks for bake sale support’
To the editor:
Thanks to all the bakers and buyers who contributed to the success
of our annual bake sale. It’s the support of our community that makes
it possible for us to continue our efforts to preserve the history of the
Alpha/Mastodon area, and it is very much appreciated.
-s- Alpha Historical Museum Board of Directors, Sharon Eaton, Secretary/Treasurer

Thanks to speaker
To the editor:
The West Side Veterans Council would like to thank the honorable Dr. Dan Benishek, congressman of the 1st Congressional District, for being our Memorial Day guest speaker and all those who came out to participate in and to observe our 2013 Memorial Day ceremonies.
-s- Don Wolf