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Letters to the Editor

Reader questions Stobie’s definition of a school.

October 25, 2014

Letter to the Editor: This past week I attended both the candidates’ forums in Ludington and then in Manistee.   This was the first time I had learned of Michigan House candidate Tom Stobie’s plan for educational financing. My jaw dropped  in Manistee when Mr. Stobie clearly stated that he would divert state funds used for supporting our community colleges and…

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Reader embarrassed about wounded warriors.

October 24, 2014

Letter to the Editor: How do you feel about the wounded warrior adds on TV?  Well they embarrass me and they should embarrass you.  They remind me of the TV spots to sponsor the unfortunate kids in third world countries (these ads show unfortunate people in unforgiving circumstances, not of their own making—I do not find these requests for assistance…

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Reader questions gas prices and politics.

October 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor:  Fact: The winter of 2013-2014 was colder and snowier than in recent years. Fact: There was a real LP gas shortage that caused prices to sky rocket. Fact: One or more LP gas distributors were or are being investigated for price gouging, Fact: I have observed gasoline prices consistently vary as much as 5 to 10…

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Breasts, prostates, suicide and old white guys.

October 7, 2014

A letter to the editor. By Jim Thomas. Breasts, Prostates, Suicide and Old White Guys. That’s a pretty curious combination. I’m an old white guy. That’s been my mantra for a year or two now. I have Medicare.  I remember the Summer of Love, Kent State, and stepping with my gal to sweet soul music (we still do sometimes). Most…

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Concerns with Scottville garbage bags.

September 22, 2014

Letter to the Editor by Bill Brooks, Scottville. To the taxpayers of Scottville: In an email about a year ago to the city manager I suggested a ready serve tax to those of us who are snowbirds. It was announced a few hours before tonight’s meeting that it would be discussed. It was my reasoning that the excessive costs of and…

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