2012-07-05 / Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Schoolcraft Co. and Inwood Township residents this August you will have a decision to make. You can let our county and township continue down the path we have been on for the last few years or you can vote to change.

Those of you who show up at Inwood Township board meetings are well aware of how when we lost our supervisor the wishes and wants of the residents were ignored. (Some of us believe the rules were ignored).

Many of us were not as concerned about who was appointed to be our temporary supervisor as we were about how the process was done. If you are unaware of what happened perhaps you should contact a neighbor or friend who attended that meeting and ask them what took place.

Then decide for yourself if you want to continue to have the same board members in the same positions they now hold or if you want to change the board and hope for a more resident friendly board.

When I attend a township meeting I feel if you aren’t in agreement with some board members your suggestions, ideas and opinions not only aren’t acknowledged but you as people aren’t even recognized.

Should not the people whom we elect be for the people?

When a board member states that they have no other idea should that person not look to the residents and see if someone else has an idea? If residents are giving suggestions should those suggestions not be given consideration?

If someone has an idea or suggestion should it not be heard and then looked at to see if it is a solution?

I personally feel that when someone in an elected position starts to believe that the only opinion that is a good opinion is the one they have, it’s time for them to be replaced.

If you feel the same way I hope you check out what has been happening, see who is running and what they stand for and how they will change what has been going on and then show up and VOTE.

William L. Anderson

Cooks, Mich.

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Phyllis Burge and the Amity Group for hosting a blood drive in the month of May. I would like to also extend my appreciation to Ruth Annelin for all of her dedication to calling donors. As a result of their efforts, we collected 52 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the community members who took the time to give the “gift of life.” Thank you for supporting your community blood center.

Sallie Coron

Coordinator of Blood Collections

U.P. Regional Blood Center

Marquette, Mich.

Dear Editor,

As we proudly celebrate freedom there is nothing better than coming to Manistique to watch the parade, enjoy the fireworks and spend time with our families to cheer on our freedom. As part of every major holiday my mother, Guerda Frenette and the family go the to Lindsley Frenette Pines Park and decorate the sign at the entrance of the park in memory of her husband, my father. We reminisce about the fun we have had through the years as we get to work and when we are done we drive by the park and remark about how nice it looks and think of how proud Dad was to be a part of Schoolcraft County --- it was his passion.

The same decorating took place for Memorial Day as it does for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Imagine my mother’s disappointment after decorating the sign on Fri. only to drive by the park on Sun. and all the decorations were gone. To whoever felt it necessary to take away my mother’s pride, shame on you. I cannot imagine who would do so or what you have against someone who also has volunteered for more than a half a century to make the county a better place to live. Why don’t you surprise us and put them back as well as give an anonymous donation to the 4th of July committee which both her and my dad have volunteered year after year many times as a committee of four so that you and your family could enjoy a great parade and awesome fireworks vs. having to leave the area? Bet you won’t though.


Vicki Frenette Parker

Dimondale, Mich.

Dear Editor,

This letter is in response to Mr. Rocky Nedeau. The construction on the east and west sides of Manistique has created parking inconveniences for many people. At the Apple Barrel, all of our deliveries are received at the back (left side) door, thus we need to leave that door clear of all vehicles. In the past, we have had problems with cars completely impeding that door from being opened at all. It has always been our policy that no cars park on that side of the building, and we have called the city police on other occasions as well. We apologize for the inconvenience it caused your mother, but we did not know whose car it was. We have worked to improve our signage on that side of the building to prevent further problems. We are looking forward to the end of the construction – beautifully paved streets and a better parking system at our store, too!

Thank you,

Mandy and Chris Spettel

The Apple Barrel


Dear Editor,

Make new friends, keep the old.

One is silver, and the other is gold.

That’s what our Senior Center is about. Friends. Have you, as a Senior, been to our local Senior Center lately? I was introduced to it about 10 years ago and have enjoyed my visits every since. They have ooddles of activities, bus trips and friendly faces. The gift shop is a fun place to visit and you can purchase a ‘one of a kind’ gift and a card to go with it. The noon meals that the Community Action Agency have, Monday-Friday, are reasonably priced and so yummy. Everyone is welcome. Come and join us. You’ll be greeted with a smile from Connie, Carol, Vera or a volunteer, Come and check out the library, music room, medical loan closet, and trash and treasure table or just sit and visit with a cup of coffee or can of pop. I’m afraid many Seniors would be lost without our Senior Center and the daily activities and many dinners that our Senior Center hosts. Yes, I believe our Senior Center has a very important place in Manistique.

Velda Wheatley


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