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News media not the enemy

Recent claims that the media “is the enemy of the American people” should not go unchecked. Such an accusation holds no merit. The First Amendment ensures, among other things, freedom of the press. The founders of our nation knew the perils of a... Full story


Blight enforcement should be consistent for everyone

To the Editor: In regards to the Letter to the Editor of Sept. 12 by David Schaaf, I am commenting on the 40 junkers on display on a piece of property on Cloverland Drive in Ironwood. I, along with someone else, own property and a house next to this... Full story


GCC pool a blessing in era of childhood inactivity, obesity

To the Editor: Most would agree that it is rare these days to see kids playing a game of pick-up-ball, let alone getting exercise of any kind. After all, child obesity rates have tripled over the past 20 years to nearly 20 percent. For 70 local... Full story


College board to have opportunity to improve pool, commnunity with vote

To the Editor: “Go Bold, Go Gogebic.” What a bold statement Gogebic Community College has made in its new marketing campaign. On Sept. 29, the college board will have an opportunity to do just that, “Go Bold.” The board will make a very bold... Full story


Newspaper opinion pages offer a variety of different views

To the Editor: In response to Brett Bockhop’s Letter to the Editor of Sept. 8 on Kathryn Lopez’s columns about Planned Parenthood, newspaper opinion pages are supposed to give different and varying opinions. The choice is up to the reader... Full story


Community shouldn't lose GCC pool

To the Editor: When the “Community is taken out of our Gogebic Community College, the college is going to start running into problems. Why alienate the residents of Gogebic County? Gogebic County residents pay 2.8 mills on taxable value of our... Full story


Will pool decision affect board elections?

To the Editor: Could anyone vote for a board member who voted to shut down the pool? Dr. Robert Aukee Former 18-year Gogebic Community college board member Wakefield... Full story


Please save the pool at the Gogebic Community College

To the Editor: The College Board will very soon be making their decision whether or not to reopen the swimming pool located in the Lindquist Center at the college. To close it would be a huge loss to the area. Closing the pool will cost a large sum... Full story


Lopez column off-base on Planned Parenthood

To the Editor: I would like to complain about the prevalence of the far right-wing opinions that you regularly publish in your opinion page, in particular Kathryn Lopez and her Catholic perspective. For some reason she can’t get off the Planned... Full story


Congratulations to GCC Board of Trustees

To the Editor: Congratulations to the Gogebic Community College Board of Trustees for the renovation of the Lindquist Center. The updated facility reflects the college’s commitment to a vibrant future for the college, its students and its community... Full story


Opportunity missed to draw tourists

Letter to the Editor: I believe Ironwood is missing out on an opportunity to draw and hold a category of tourists. That category is RVers. Ironwood’s RV park is Curry Park in front of the fair grounds. It has a very large portion that has no... Full story


Declining bird populations sobering sign

Letter to the Editor: Wow. Loosely quoting from an article in the Globe written by Ryan Brady of the Wisconsin DNR, more than 400 species of birds have been recorded in Wisconsin, and one in three Wisconsin adults say they watch and identify birds... Full story


Court decision erodes sovereignty of states

Letter to the Editor: I am a literate fellow who has a copy of the Constitution of the United States and have recently read it from front to back several times. Nowhere in our Constitution does the word marriage appear. I am utterly dismayed at the... Full story


Why do people purposely hurt or kill animals?

Letter to the Editor: I have often wondered over the years why people purposely hurt or kill animals. For example, the moron who drove off U.S. 51 onto the shoulder by the Gile Flowage to drive through and kill a family of geese. Those same two... Full story


Mercer community deserves digital sign

To the Editor: I would like to clear up some confusion about the proposed digital sign for the Mercer community. I believe most are not aware of how this project developed. The Mercer School has had a strong desire for the past couple of years to... Full story


Thank you to United States Postal Service

Letter to the editor: Thank you to the United States Postal Service members who collected donations for “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign in the Ironwood area. Your efforts have helped fill our pantry shelves. Because of your work, we can better serve... Full story


'Way We Worked' was a wonderful experience

To the Editor: My husband, Rick, and I literally stumbled on a great event — “The Way We Worked: The Gogebic Range” — by accident on Friday, May 29, by finding a newspaper supplement at the Washburn Historical Museum. Taking it back to our... Full story


Why shouldn't we consider a three-district program?

Letter to the editor: Most people my age remember stories of parents or relatives when football teams from Marquette, Superior, Iron Mountain and others played the teams from the Iron Range in the 1920s and into the 1990s. They and we kept an eye on... Full story


County board ignores facts about wolves

The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners has chosen to ignore facts by passing two resolutions within the past four months, containing false statements about wolves. Both resolutions state, “The overpopulation of wolves is threatening the... Full story


Teachers, students make fantastic school year a reality

As the 2014-’15 school year draws to a close, I want to express my appreciation for the commitment of the people in Bessemer as a whole, in making another fantastic school year a reality. I want to personally thank our incredible parents and the... Full story


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


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


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


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


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


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