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Crime and violence

December 18, 2013 EDITOR: As a former resident of Iron Mountain, I am deeply saddened that crime and violence in the area has escalated to a point that Mr. Schable feels the need to carry a gun. more »»

Every nickel and dime

December 17, 2013 EDITOR: Perhaps you are aware that wildlife management in the state of Michigan stands at a crossroads once again as anti-hunters led by the HSUS (Humane Society) have us squarely in their crosshairs. more »»

Focus on Christ

December 17, 2013 EDITOR: I wrote this and hopefully you can publish it during the Christmas season. This is a simple poem about Christmas putting the focus on Christ. more »»

All things are possible

December 16, 2013 EDITOR: I have not been a stranger to EMS. I started in 1973 and was one of the founders of the Florence County Rescue Squad, serving as president for many years. more »»

The true meaning

December 13, 2013 EDITOR: Keep it simple, stupid. That should be my mantra for the Christmas season. Every year I tell myself this is going to be “the year” I get back to basics. more »»

Just don’t buy it

December 13, 2013 EDITOR: In memory of our precious Gina Maria we urge you: Do not purchase made in China jerky treats for your pets. more »»

Counting wolves

December 13, 2013 EDITOR: I was very surprised we did not have a wolf hunt in Iron and Dickinson counties. more »»

Take a close look

December 13, 2013 EDITOR: The law and the churches, I hope to cover both. First let’s look at the rule of law. Our Constitution First Amendment, Congress shall write no law respecting an establishment of religion. more »»

Wasteful spending

December 12, 2013 EDITOR: Members of Congress have effectively exempted themselves from Obamacare. more »»

Carry at least one gun

December 11, 2013 EDITOR: I can’t speak for all the Bible-thumping, gun-toting, freedom-loving patriots out there, but I have a few things to say about the topic of open carr. more »»

The rule of law

December 10, 2013 EDITOR: As Ben Franklin was leaving after the Constitutional Convention, someone asked, “What kind of government did you give us?”; to which Franklin replied, “A democracy, if you can keep it. more »»

‘Dress Code’ for church

December 10, 2013 EDITOR: This is for the people who have written about the “dress code” for church. First off, for those of you who think a person must be properly dressed for church is pure ignorance. more »»

Slave to the government

December 9, 2013 EDITOR: Well Folks, those same wonderful folks that gave us Shaftya, I mean NAFTA, which was supposed to give us 100,000 new jobs and by some accounts actually resulted in the loss of 1 million jobs... more »»

Picture four more years

December 9, 2013 EDITOR: Excuses Barack, excuses: 1. Republicans sabotaged the Affordable Care Act. How, when no Republican voted for it. 2. States refused to participate in the ACA. more »»

Keep Christ in Christmas

December 6, 2013 EDITOR: There’s a story about a minister who gave the same sermon week after week, after wee. more »»

I pray for this country

December 6, 2013 EDITOR: We are still in the midst of the deepest recession (thank you George W. Bush) since the Great Depression. more »»

Not the right name

December 5, 2013 EDITOR: You have heard from the preachers of today. Well, I just happen to know who that someone is. In the book of Isaiah it is written that his name shall be called Immanuel. more »»

I’m not a Yooper

December 4, 2013 EDITOR: Pretty soon it will be 25 years that my wife, my first born one-month-old and I, a Troll city boy, moved to the U.P. more »»

Looking for records

December 3, 2013 EDITOR: Good morning, I’m looking for records of two football games played by the Iron Mountain All Stars against the Acme Packers in Green Bay, one on Sept. 13, 1925. more »»

And earn merit badges

December 3, 2013 EDITOR: On the Nov. more »»



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