2017-08-10 / Views

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing about an issue I have taken to three places over the past 1 1/2 years. Some time ago, Hidden Estates, on the corner of Lake and Main Streets, had some large trees removed. During removal, the Main Street guardrail was taken down and not replaced at the top of the hill.

There is no margin for error here, so it is a serious accident waiting to happen, most likely during the winter on icy roads. It is not a short drop to the bottom, and could certainly cause critical damage to driver and vehicle.

Again, this has been brought to the attention of three different offices, with no response. I have returned for updates, with no answers. I will not point fingers or name names. It is well known where I have gone to voice my concerns. Is there a possibility of a fix before another winter is upon us? If not, what route can be taken to get this corrected? There is significant traffic on this street with the Medical Care Facility and residential area. I hope this is taken seriously.

Thank you,

Jeffy Orr Manistique

Dear Editor,

For the third consecutive year, the Manistique Area Kiwanis members are offering “School Tools”, a fall community project aimed at supplying enrichment materials to area teachers for special classroom projects. The money the school system has available to budget for each classroom is minimal and often teachers end up buying needed items out of their own income. Our goal is to help alleviate their financial burden in providing learning experiences for our community’s children.

Between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30, people may donate a dollar toward School Tool projects at the local banks. Kiwanians will also be selling at Jack’s Fresh Market on Aug. 18 and Sept. 8.

Thank you to our great community for their support. Last year, one of our elementary students set up a lemonade stand and donated all her proceeds to this fund. We were so touched by her generosity. Together, we can help our teachers as they help our students to succeed.

Manistique Area

Kiwanis Members

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