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 Opinion    March 28, 2015

Fundraiser crucial for Memorial Building

To the Editor: The Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee thanks the community for its support of the fundraiser held Sunday, March 22, for the purchase of new tables for the building. The tables are on order and will arrive for the... Full story

 Opinion    March 28, 2015

Globe's coverage of Olympus was helpful

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent coverage of the Ironwood Snowmobile Olympus. We had a terrific year and we spent a lot of time thanking our sponsors and volunteers, who make it all possible. I am... Full story

 Opinion    March 18, 2015

Dog park unnecessary if owners are responsible

To the Editor: I understand that there is an interest in having a dog park in Ironwood. Who is going to clean up after the dogs? The whole Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin is a dog park. Every day, we walk our little Pekingese at least eight... Full story

 Opinion    March 10, 2015

Congrats to state champ Bantams

Congratulations to the Bantam B hockey state champion Polar Hawks. The co-op team of 12 players, ages 12 to 15, from the Ironwood Polar Bear and Iron River Ice Hawk hockey clubs went 5-0 at the state tournament in Marquette last weekend, including... Full story

 Opinion    March 6, 2015

Record collecting is more than just a hobby

To the Editor: For the masses, phonograph records are no longer vogue, but this writer, and I am quite sure of a certain amount of others, will not give up on them until there are no more machines to play them on. LPs, 78 RPMS, 45 RPMs: I have an... Full story

 Opinion    March 5, 2015

Plea to elected officials: Just do your job

To the Editor: Every elected member of congress, all representatives and senators, asked the electors of this country for their individual job. They made promises, spent millions of dollars and large amounts of time to convince us they were prepared... Full story

 Opinion    March 4, 2015

Mining in Penokee Hills was artificially inflated

To the Editor: Gogebic Taconite closed its doors, it says because of the abundance of wetlands and fear of the EPA. Throughout the past four years other culprits blamed have been oppressive state laws and local zoning ordinances, the DNR,... Full story

 Opinion    February 24, 2015

G-Tac doesn't deserve lease extension

To the Editor: Since board members at the Meet the Candidates forum at the Hurley High School said they wouldn’t have signed the lease if they knew what was in it and Iron County Chairman Joe Pinardi said he was working to renegotiate the lease,... Full story

 Opinion    February 19, 2015

The time to act against Islamic terrorists is now

To the Editor: Islamic terrorism. 200 girls kidnapped into slavery; 30 people beheaded; 40 people burned alive; 20 people killed in France and Denmark. It doesn’t matter what group name is used, this animalistic behavior must be stopped. The... Full story

 Opinion    February 17, 2015

Government should act to improve quality of life

To the Editor: The federal government and our state governments need to enact legislation that will make our nation a better place for American citizens. Following are some of what must be done to make America a better place for American citizens.... Full story

 Opinion    February 13, 2015

There's a side of customer service most don't see

To the Editor: I felt compelled to offer the other side of the story when it comes to customer service. I have worked customer service for 25 years at the same company and I have seen a huge decline in the way customers treat workers in the public... Full story

 Opinion    February 12, 2015

Home is where the mine is

To the Editor: I am currently a 4th year student at Michigan Tech University and I’m focusing my engineering degree in Mining. On the same note, I’m proud to say that I grew up in Bessemer, Michigan and enjoy the outdoors of the U.P. as any... Full story

 Opinion    February 10, 2015

GTAC deal is a bad one for Iron County, residents

To the Editor: It would take pages to address the reasons Iron County should not agree to the lease option extension drafted January 23rd by GTAC’s lawyers. Here are a handful: 1. The lease is a bad deal for taxpayers. Iron County gets virtually... Full story

 Opinion    February 6, 2015

Too many wolves in state to be classified as endangered

To the Editor: It is disheartening to have wolves relisted as endangered in Michigan. It is equally disheartening to have wolf protectionist groups agreeing among themselves that wolves could be reclassified as threatened. Endangered status implies... Full story

 Opinion    February 3, 2015

Congressman Benishek's 40-hour work week a scam

To the Editor: In his Jan. 9, 2015 “Benishek Bulletin,” Congressman Benishek announced he had sponsored the “Save American Workers Act” claiming it would “Restore the 40 hour work week.” Sounds good doesn’t it? But I wondered just how... Full story

 Opinion    January 30, 2015

Customer service is a thing of the past

To the Editor: Whatever happened to the customer is always right? I am writing to express my disappointment in customer service in our local area. I always felt that our small, close-knit lifestyle was the way to live. Everyone knows everyone and we... Full story

 Opinion    January 28, 2015

Send gray wolves to lower peninsula

To the Editor: Nancy Warren, in a recent Letter to the Editor, tried to discredit a trapper of 40 years as not being an “expert on predator-prey relationships.” I looked up “expert,” as she should have done and found this: “A person with... Full story

 Opinion    January 27, 2015

Locals should manage local wildlife

To the Editor, I am writing this letter to urge your readers to contact their federal legislators regarding U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell’s ruling that returned the gray wolf to the Federal Endangered Species List. Judge Howell’s ruling inc... Full story

 Opinion    January 23, 2015

Wolves have gained priority over humans

To the Editor: I support the letter to the editor published Dec. 13, 2014, from Joe Allen; unlike Nancy Warren, who stated in her letter (of Dec. 18, 2014), that 40 years of trapping and hunting does not qualify Joe as an expert in predator/prey... Full story

 Opinion    January 17, 2015

Iron County Food Pantry thanks supporters

To the Editor: Once again, the community has demonstrated its caring spirit with generous donations to the Iron County Food Pantry and Treasure Room from individuals, businesses and organizations, not only in days approaching the holidays, but... Full story

 Opinion    January 15, 2015

Time is now to support Relay for Life

To the Editor, What started as one man walking around a track in Tacoma, Wash., 30 years ago this spring has grown into the world’s largest movement to fight back against cancer. Today, more than four million people participate in American Cancer... Full story

 Opinion    January 12, 2015

GOISD School Board meets many important challenges

To the Editor: January is School Board Recognition Month — a time to salute the work of our volunteer school board members and to celebrate public education. The theme, “School Boards Lead Strong,” reflects our combined commitment to... Full story

 Opinion    January 10, 2015

St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry thankful for many who help

Thank you to all our volunteers, registrars, pantry workers, Houghton van and other local drivers, unloaders and substitute pantry workers who help the Ironwood St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry. Without your help and dedication to this... Full story

 Opinion    January 7, 2015

Elected officials overestimate economic benefit of casino

To the Editor, What a casino would do to this area is devastating. Is the petty promise for a few to a handful of jobs worth the effects of a casino on our community? Thomas A. Garrett, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in 200... Full story


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