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 Opinion    April 15, 2014

School knife attack prompts questions

To the Editor: The stabbings at the Murrysville, Pa., school which resulted in multiple victims has me wondering about a few things. Such as: Should the victims sue the manufacturer of the knife used? Do we need “knife control?” Should the feds... Full story

 
 By Anthony Stella    Opinion    April 14, 2014

County board cannot dictate by resolution

On April 9, Iron County Board Chairman Joseph Pinardi criticized Iron County Sheriff Tony Furyk for not following the board’s vote to “eject individuals occupying the harvest camp by any lawful means necessary.” By ordinance, individuals may... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2014

Iron County board should aim to change lease

To the Editor: At the citizens forum in Hurley a couple of weeks ago, Iron County Board members were filmed saying they don’t like public comment because they don’t want dirty laundry aired and stories in the newspaper. That’s why I was surpris... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2014

Theatre North's 'Forum' 'amazes'

It’s another successful play directed by Helen Fashbaugh: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” at Theatre North. It amazes me how each performer seems born to the role. The scenery looks so authentic that one forgets one isn’t... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2014

Thanks to those who gave blood

A Mercer Lioness Club community blood drive was held Tuesday, April 8. There were 21 registered donors. A milestone donor award pin was given to Shirley Thomas for two gallons. Mercer Lioness members are grateful for the donors and the volunteers... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Group aims for August consolidation vote

To the Editor: At the Bessemer Area School Board’s March meeting, our superintendent (who lives in Ontonagon) demanded the people circulating consolidation petitions submit their plan for consolidation in writing to the board. Nice try. Our... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

MacKay dismissed as Smithsonian exhibit director

To the Editor: I received the startling news that Mara MacKay was dismissed, or rather DAP-smissed, as the area Smithsonian “The Way We Worked” exhibit director. With a vendetta forming over someone who helped to create and deliver huge, golden... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2014

Time for sheriff to eject harvest camp residents

To the Editor: Since April 2013, a group of Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members and their friends have been living on Iron County forest property along Moore Park Road in what they have called a “harvest camp.” Although harvesting of certain misce... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 8, 2014

Bessemer needs to upgrade schools

To the Editor: The citizens of Bessemer, Ramsay and Bessemer Township are asked to vote on May 6 for a revised bond allowing the Bessemer Area School District to make necessary upgrades. These upgrades will allow our schools to become more energy... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 8, 2014

Wright wrong about Bessemer schools, students

To the Editor: The Bessemer Education Association took great offense to Kim Wright’s swipe at the reputation of Bessemer Area Schools and the community of Bessemer as a whole. The Bessemer school community excels at educating students and... Full story

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Help make sure students have safe schools

To the Editor: I am writing this letter from both the perspective as a mother with three kids in the Bessemer Area School District and as a teacher. It is our responsibility as citizens of Bessemer to make sure our students have schools where they... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 31, 2014

Concerns about courthouse raises

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the March 27 article that reported on the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners action to increase the salary of elected and appointed County officials by $750. The increase amounts to $.50 per hour when... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 31, 2014

Poll run by Republicans

To the Editor: Regarding your headline and news story in the Saturday, March 22, edition: “Poll: 81 percent of Iron County supports mine.” Really? A poll done by a partisan Republican strategy group? Seeing as the Republicans in the Wisconsin... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 28, 2014

Politicians shouldn't be sold to highest bidder

To the Editor: I was impressed with a letter by Mary Calgaro published on March 7. “Lately, it is very apparent that the individual feels quite helpless with our own government doing its own thing, ignoring the people and the Constitution. The...

 
 Opinion    March 27, 2014

School consolidation a smart route

To the Editor: I’m a member of the Bessemer Area School Board. I support consolidation of our schools. Our population is declining. The source for this information is from the Daily Globe’s 2013 Community Resource Guide. On page 6, census... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 26, 2014

Time to recognize, thank local doctors

To the Editor: Every day, our providers at Aspirus Grand View stand ready to care for all those in our community during their time of need, having been entrusted to respond not only with great skill but also with great compassion. We are proud to... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 25, 2014

School consolidation would save money

To the Editor: I believe Bessemer Area Schools Superintendent Dave Radovich may have misled the voters in his letter to the editor published March 21. Bessemer parents would not cede total control of their schools in consolidation. Bessemer parents... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2014

McGrath runs for county board

To the Editor: Thank you for the opportunity to voice my opinion in the upcoming Iron County Board of Supervisors election. Although this is my first time running for any public office, as a concerned citizen of Iron County and a Hurley resident for... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2014

Hitchhiking in 1980s brought adventure

To the Editor: To me, it was a no-brainer in the early 1980s to opt for hitchhiking. My 1970 vehicle was good for only 12 miles to the gallon, highway mileage. Previous bus rides to and from Detroit, with all their stops, had been done to more than... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 24, 2014

Historian helps preserve Ironwood park, heritage

To the Editor: About 10 years ago, I was searching for people interested in putting up informational signs at historic mine shafts and headframes in Ironwood. I found people with this same goal when the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2014

Vote in new Iron County Board members

To the Editor: Our Iron County Board overwhelmingly approves committee recommendations with little discussion of the full board. While it makes meetings quick and easy, some necessary questions are not being handled properly. The board admits to not... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2014

Sister-in-law's warmth, wit fondly remembered

To the Editor: My brother’s wife is enduring the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and he is suffering in his own way along with her. How he has managed his time as a caregiver is almost beyond comprehension. His patience, often tried,... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 21, 2014

Support school consolidation, not bond

To the Editor: I’m a member of the Bessemer Area School Board. I proudly support consolidation with the Wakefield-Marenisco School District. Consolidation means greater opportunity for all of our students. Many people want it. Bessemer’s school b... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 21, 2014

Bond referendum best choice for Bessemer

To the Editor: All of us in Bessemer are confident and proud that our schools rank among the region’s best. That’s quite a testament to the teachers and parents that make education such a high priority for our students. But the job of educating... Full story

 
 Opinion    March 7, 2014

Government 'ignoring' Constitution

To the Editor: America’s government, over 200 years now, has outlasted all others because it is based on the power of the individual through the voting system and the Constitution. The foundation serves us well when we adhere to it. Other... Full story

 

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