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 Opinion    October 25, 2014 

Thanks to all who donate at local blood drives

Dear Editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, thanks go out to Chris Hoff, of the Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Jennifer Laitala, of the Ojibwa Correctional Facility, and Alicia Cook, at Aspirus Grand View, for hosting blood... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 25, 2014 

Big thanks from the Ironwood Carnegie Library

Dear Editor: This week is National Friends of the Library Week. All of us at the Ironwood Carnegie Library offer our sincere appreciation to the members of our own Friends group. These amazing volunteers work tirelessly all year to provide our... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 25, 2014 

Helen Sophie Wakevainen

MARENISCO, Mich. — Helen Sophie Wakevainen, 83, a longtime resident of Marenisco, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was born on June 10, 1931, in Bessemer Township, a daughter of Donald Theodore and Elsie (Ruha) Wakevainen. Helen graduated... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Mentors lessons shape lives

Dear Editor, Every day I teach, direct, role-model and coach. I can only say I do this because of the mentors I had growing up in Ironwood. I am now a mentor on so many levels. I’m always using the tools, lessons and advice that my teachers used... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Time to pass "English only" law

Dear Editor, The first step in securing our borders is to take down the welcome signs in places that advertise in English and Spanish. It’s like a welcome to America if you can sneak across the border successfully. The next thing is to take away... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 22, 2014

Gogebic County Fair rides problem every year

Dear Editor, Our Gogebic County Fair this year, was really a wonderful time, all but the rides. Every year they seem to get worse. Yes, they told the board that AM only a few rides this year, “Thank goodness for us.” But every year only a few... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 18, 2014

Reclamation plans not next logical step

To the Editor: The Iron County Mining Impact Committee asked for the public and students to submit reclamation plans for the proposed G-Tac mine. No public comment is allowed, but some plans will be chosen and the committee will ask the authors quest... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 18, 2014

Beautification of Ironwood takes a hit

To the Editor: The other day I was shaking my head in dismay when I read an article in the Daily Globe about the destruction of one of the women’s bathrooms at Depot Park in Ironwood. After all the hard work that has been put into beautifying and i... Full story

 
 Opinion    October 10, 2014

Wolves need compassion

Dear editor: I don’t know who Henry Beston was, or maybe is, but he said, “Animals are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations caught with us in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners in the splendor and travail of... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 27, 2014

Obamacare affront to God

To the editor: At the onset, Obamacare was an evident affront to God and to His people. It was signed into law on Christmas Eve. Well, this is a test of who reigns: God’s law or man’s law? Man has always been trying to rule, but we do know who... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

Weather changes come with territory

Dear Editor, A windblown dandelion seed a token, that some promises were kept and some promises were broken. Time has less light as night approaches. Autumn on the moon encroaches. An empty husk a symbol of departed life and the sure sweet absence... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 15, 2014

Affordable Care Act doing many good things

To the editor, It’s telling that Republicans feel they must distort the facts about the Affordable Care Act, calling it “Obamacare” and making up stories of fictional “death panels” and “rationing boards.” It appears Republicans are... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 10, 2014

Community very active in 4-H bidding at fair

To the Editor, As a young girl growing up here in Gogebic County, I was involved in the local 4-H program raising animals to sell at the fair auction. It was how I and other members earned our spending money, afforded our first cars and purchased... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 5, 2014

Ironwood Township, Carnegie Library part ways

Dear Editor: It is with great sorrow that the board writes to inform your readers that the Charter Township of Ironwood has chosen to terminate library services with the Ironwood Carnegie Library for its residents. In previous years, the township... Full story

 
 Opinion    September 4, 2014

Grandparents influence valuable

Dear Editor, The future of our country rests with all our children and their upbringing, and a valuable part of their upbringing is the love and influence of grandparents. I have talked to a lot of grandparents lately (myself included) and I am... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 26, 2014

Robin William's passing highlights mental illness

Dear Editor, I want to put my two cents in in regards to our dear Robin Williams. I feel like I lost a friend, one who made me laugh, yet showed his serious side. I want to ask that no one uses the term “commit suicide” anymore. This term... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 22, 2014

Sometimes parents know best

Dear Editor: The Father’s Word will change lives. Scripture says, now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2014

Death penalty teaches wrong lesson

To the Editor, One of the first things all human beings experience is death. Most try to avoid death, unless the person is very old and finds that living is no longer a desirable experience. In the United States, if a person kills or attempts to... Full story

 
 By Jan Tucker    Opinion    August 2, 2014

Requiem for cursive

To write or not to write; to print or not to print, that is a very big question recently. Many schools no longer teach children to write in cursive, but are teaching instead to print. That program has been ongoing for several years and each year... Full story

 
 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

 

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