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 Opinion    July 15, 2014

Bessemer should keep 'beautiful' bluff

To the Editor: I call it the Water Tower Bluff, it’s the one next to Bessemer Bluff, and the area the city of Bessemer is considering selling to private interests. In the winter the snowshoe trails are beautiful. It is a magical place and I know... Full story

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2014

B-47 Crash Site Memorial service sends proper message

To the Editor: Recently, my children and I attended an honorable remembrance of the B-47 Crash Site Memorial. At the service, I met some of the family members who came quite a distance to participate. I also felt honored to meet a few of the B-47... Full story

 
 Opinion    July 14, 2014

Time to elect people with business experience

To the Editor: Ross Perot talked about the giant sucking sound about jobs if NAFTA, the free trade agreement, was passed. With the help of Bill Clinton, it did get passed. Clinton won the election and tried to ridicule the statement made by Perot... Full story

 
 Opinion    July 5, 2014

Community shines bright with B-47 Veterans Memorial dedication

To the editor: Pride reigns strong in our community once again. This was evident when the B-47 Veterans Memorial was dedicated on June 27, along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the crash site on June 28. Family members of the deceased airmen,... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 27, 2014

Consolidation should be placed on November ballot

To the Editor: On Friday, June 20, Houghton Judge Charles Goodman ruled to remove the consolidation vote from the August primary election. His decision was no surprise; it was a certainty before the marathon hearing began. The more surprising... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 25, 2014

Voters need to decide consolidation issue

To the Editor: In regard to the consolidation issue, we need to vote on it, for or against it. Many mistakes were made in the process of drafting and circulating the petition, but the intention was in the right. Those who are opposed to it may fall... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 25, 2014

Older generations must set values for youth

To the Editor: For nine seasons I have enjoyed watching “America’s Got Talent,” or AGT — until June 17. AGT is billed as a family show, but the audition of 12-year-old Josh Orlian as a “stand-up comedian” ruined that image. The sixth... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    June 21, 2014

Living on Tucker Time

All the activities this week were done on “Tucker Time.” Tucker Time means don’t look at your watch, if we say dinner at 6, it means anywhere from 6 to 8! It has been a wonderful week at our house. All the children, grandchildren and... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 20, 2014

Administrators fail to discuss 'elephant'

To the Editor: Bessemer Principal Daniel Vander Velden’s June 13 letter to the editor regarding the condition of our schools fails to discuss the elephant in the room. That is, the state’s education dashboard, mischooldata.org, has a detailed... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2014

Hurley School finishes another 'successful' year

To the Editor: The Hurley School District has finished up another successful year. We have graduated another talented group of young men and women. We look forward to seeing our next group cross the stage in 2015. At this time of year I think it’s... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 13, 2014

Letters show 'highly negative,' 'extreme' attacks

To the Editor: In recent letters to the editor, it is quite clear that Michael Korpela’s and William Hill’s highly negative attacks on the Bessemer schools are extreme. Korpela’s letter states that the data from the Michigan Education... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 12, 2014

Lessons to be learned from faithful dog

To the Editor: Only a fool is sure, but given the fact that it did not snow during the entire month of May, perhaps summer is indeed upon us. Now I can walk our dog Sidetrack not only on the streets and byways of town, but also on the all-terrain... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2014

Time for voters to decide consolidation issue

To the Editor: The article “School boards look to delay consolidation vote” in the June 4 Daily Globe has me wondering when (or if) the school boards of the Bessemer Area School District and Wakefield-Marenisco School District are going to allow... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2014

Slomkowski a 'real hometown hero'

To the Editor: Residents of Bessemer recently lost a lifelong brother to death by cancer. Bob “Bobski” Slomkowski died in Minneapolis, where he had resided for the past few years. His abbreviated out-of-town obituary did not do this man the... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 10, 2014

Superintendent not sharing all facts

To the Editor: Just because it doesn’t come from the Bessemer superintendent’s office doesn’t mean its propaganda. Superintendent Dave Radovich has been stating from the beginning that Bessemer student count has not been going down, but... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 10, 2014

Letter shows 'fear mongering, false claims'

To the Editor: The letter from Jenna Pedrin dated June 5 is an excellent example of fear mongering at its worst. She claims that hydraulic fracturing “could” endanger Michigan’s water supply. She fails to note that Michigan has never had a... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    June 7, 2014

Twins celebrate birthdays, much more together

I had a birthday this week. When you are a twin, birthdays are a little different, even from the start. It is never just your birthday. It is our birthday. The cakes have both the names, the parties are shared and the songs sung to both of you at... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2014

Fracking may threaten state water supply

To the Editor: Unknown by most, a method called fracking could be threatening Michigan’s water supply. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is an extraction process used by the natural gas industry that involves blasting a mixture of w... Full story

 
 Opinion    June 4, 2014

Arrest demonstrates lack of fairness, civility

To the Editor: There are moments when civility should be used by all of us, especially when the reputation of neighbors and acquaintances known for many years are concerned. What occurred in Bessemer on Thursday, May 22, to Bill McDonald, a member... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 30, 2014

Many support Ironwood Memorial Day activities

To the Editor: On behalf of our membership, American Legion Post 5 would like to thank everyone in the city of Ironwood for their participation in our recent Memorial Day ceremonies. We are encouraged by the number of individuals that still manage... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 21, 2014

Website offers 'eye-opening' local school data

To the Editor: At the April 29 public meeting regarding consolidation, Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District Superintendent Bruce Mayle was asked if Bessemer was on the state’s (Department of Education) radar for academic and financial... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 17, 2014

Top 5 dumbest decisions recently made

To the Editor: Here are five of the dumbest decisions that businesses, schools or communities have recently made. Fifth, and a good contestant for dumbness, was a court order which prohibited a small meatpacking company from testing all its meat for... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 16, 2014

E-TC district needs state, federal PILT payments

To the Editor: Ewen-Trout Creek School Superintendent Loren Vannest stated in an April 30 Daily Globe article that the loss of federal aid is a serious problem. He’s right. Business manager Tammy Gibson said it is as if we are getting punished for... Full story

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Time for us to come together to reason

To the Editor: Before I went into education and became a teacher, I served as an assistant city manager in Texas. Politics in Texas is as rough and tumble as they say it is; yet, at the end of the day, factions would talk and accomplish something.... Full story

 

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