2012-06-28 / Views

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor:

Every now and then something amazing happens within a community. Our amazing something is UPCAP!

Finally, under the direction of the UPCAP Program, the men and women of Central UP Community Corrections work crew are able to provide a meaningful and productive service to our community!

Case in point is our Senior Center. The grounds have never looked better; not to mention the assistance to the interior projects. The director of our Senior Center sings their praises daily and is appreciative of their contribution to the center. These men and women were not afraid to bend their backs and get dirt under their fingernails, so to speak, to plant flowers and spruce up the grounds.

Thanks to the UPCAP Program for providing these men and women the opportunity to fulfill their duties in a rewarding manner.

Keep up the great work!

Kristin Anderson

Manistique, Mich.

Dear Editor,

This is in regards to the Apple Barrel. The owner of the Apple Barrel called the city police and had my mom remove her car from along the fence while the construction is going on, on First Street. My mom has been living behind the Apple Barrel since the 1960’s. I wonder if you will call the City police on the 4th of July celebration when everybody parks there?

You business people forget, that we will not patronize your establishments for these silly actions. This includes my mom’s kids and grandkids. Shame on you! So much for helping your neighbors, during the time of this construction.

Rocky Nedeau


Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to the letters published in the Tribune on June 21 concerning parking at The “40” Bar and Grill.

We the owners, Scott Holmberg and Tori Henry, understand that this construction is necessary and that people need a place to park. I have been in contact with the city on this matter.

One of the problems we had is that people were parking behind our vehicles while we were working and we could not back out of our parking spaces. Another problem is that we have one entrance open to the parking lot. Our delivery trucks, which are tractor trailers, were having difficulty maneuvering around extra vehicles parked in the lot at that time (twelve at my highest count). Out of all the vehicles parked in our lot, only two people came to us for permission to park here. We told them that we would rather that they didn’t, but if it was necessary to please park at the far end of the parking lot. Normally it is not a problem to have a few extra cars in our parking lot, but on occasion we do host large parties and do need the space.

We understand that this construction is an inconvenience to everyone. We all have to put up with the dirt, noise, and congestion. However, as a new business trying to make a go of it, we do have to ask that our parking be left for our patrons.

Thank you,

Scott Holmberg and

Tory Henry

The “40” Bar and Grill


Dear Editor:

What is it about the gun running operation dubbed the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal that has President Obama asserting executive privilege? Is it possible there may be something larger at stake that could destroy President Obama’s re-election efforts? Why is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder refusing to turn over thousands of documents to a congressional oversight committee? Prior to 2008, then Senator Obama was voted the most liberal Democrat member of the U.S. Senate, and one of the staples of liberalism is gun control. What we believe is true that the botched ‘Gun Running’ program was actually an attempt to advance guncontrol efforts by the Obama Administration. The Obama Administration wanted to teach the American People about the horrors of guns, and that weapons used by the Mexican Drug Cartels came from America. In fact, on March 30th, 2011, President Obama spoke to gun control advocate Sarah Brady and told her that gun control was very much on his agenda, “I just want you to know that we are working on it, we have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” Thousands of weapons from the U.S. were given to the Mexican Drug Cartels (that was the plan) without controlling the deliveries or using tracking devices, in fact Mexican Law Enforcement Officials were caught speechless. All was going according to plan until it was learned that two AK-47’s was recovered at the scene (traced back to the ATF) of the fatal shooting of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding “Fast and Furious’ were confined to the Department of Justice, now with President Obama’s decision to invoke executive privilege implies White House officials were involved or the cover-up that followed. Remember in 2009 when President Obama stated that transparency will be the rule of land and the touchstones of his presidency? Finally, remember when candidate Barack Obama openly criticized President Bush for asserting executive privilege on the firing of U.S. Attorneys: “There has been a tendency by this (Bush) Administration to try to hide behind Executive Privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taken place. I think the administration would be best served by coming clean on this.” The family of murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, the families of 200 murdered Mexicans, and all of us couldn’t agree more with your statement Mr. President.


Paul Walker

Manistique, Mich.

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