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July 29, 2015 EDITOR, On July 30, 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson made Medicare law. Medicare is the most successful health care program in America’s history. Without Medicare, 43.5 million seniors and 8. more »»

Typical of government

July 28, 2015 EDITOR, In the June 9 edition of The Daily News, I was surprised to see the story about the Alpha-Mastodon Fire Chief. More surprising was the reaction of the people of the community. more »»

Can’t have everything your own way

July 27, 2015 EDITOR: Yet again I must be the bearer of bad news, this time for those opposing the Iran nuclear deal. Here it is. Life, in a nutshell, is toug. more »»

Message to the taxpayers

July 24, 2015 EDITOR: This is the second of what was intended to be four articles. After submitting the first article, I was informed that there were many persons submitting articles on this millage electio. more »»

Not working for the taxpayer

July 23, 2015 EDITOR: Taxpayers of Dickinson County, don’t get sucked up by the series of three articles trying to explain why the county needs a tax raise or millage request on Tuesday, Aug. 4. more »»

Planned Parenthood investigation warranted

July 22, 2015 Editor: The recent undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive casually discussing fetal organ harvesting over lunch is shocking to many, but it really shouldn’t be surprising. more »»

Road plan hurts economy

July 22, 2015 EDITOR: The Michigan House recently introduced two bills that would redirect $135 million of MEDC funding to address the state’s road conditions. more »»

They want more and more

July 20, 2015 EDITOR, This is a concerned taxpayer’s response to the “Dickinson backs 9-1-1 proposal” printed in the Iron Mountain Daily News by Jim Anderson, News Editor, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. more »»

Prisoners in our own homes?

July 18, 2015 What has to happen before something is done about the outrageous and dangerous fireworks that people set off in Norway before and after the 4th of July? Does someone have to lose limbs or life or do... more »»

It is not fair

July 17, 2015 EDITOR: I will be voting, “no,” on the August 4 election to raise the county millage by 1.5 mills. Simply put, it is not fair to the cities of Kingsford, Iron Mountain, or Norway. more »»

Changing the meaning

July 17, 2015 EDITOR, The U.S. Supreme Court got it wron. more »»

Standing my ground on marriage

July 16, 2015 EDITOR, Last week’s decision from the supreme court on marriage was short of treason. It was Judicial Supremacy at its worse. more »»

The dark store issue

July 15, 2015 EDITOR, The dark store issue has woken a sleeping bear. Engaged citizens in Marquette and throughout the Upper Peninsula are shedding light in communities about social and economic justice with the B. more »»

He kept his word

July 14, 2015 EDITOR, As part of his bid for election to the Governorship of Wisconsin, Scott Walker vowed to kill the High Speed Rail project and he kept his word. more »»

Well, you never know

July 14, 2015 EDITOR, In the early 1960s a large lightning ball appeared in the middle of a clear bright sunny day. My father and I were out in the pasture field checking on the herd of beef cattle. more »»

The city drop box

July 13, 2015 EDITOR, This is a warning to anyone who uses the drop box outside Iron Mountain City Hall to deposit their utility payments. On June 12, I dropped off my water bill payment that was due June 15. more »»

Soul is immortal

July 13, 2015 EDITOR, I drove to Marquette last week and saw the potatoes growing and it reminds me of a conversation I had some time back with a friend and we were talking about abortion. more »»

Someone else’s expense

July 10, 2015 EDITOR, On June 24, 2015 the Wall Street Journal had an informative article entitled “Obamacare beyond the Handout. more »»

Sensible thing

July 9, 2015 EDITOR, After more than half a century of hostility, conflict, and rancor the Obama administration has begun normalizing relations with Cuba. All I can say is: hoora. more »»

He will be fed for a lifetime

July 4, 2015 If you give a hungry man $10 and he buys a fish dinner, he will be fed for a day. However, if he invests the $10 in a fishing pole, he will be fed for a lifetime. more »»



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