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From our readers

Dear Editor:

Re: President Donald Trump

My name is Jerome E. Finn, I am 80 years old from the small town of Oconto, Wisconsin.

Congratulations on the election, there are no words to express how grateful we are to have you as president; especially after the one who was the very worst we have had in all of history. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the awesome job you are facing. With that, I have just one request; would you please rescind the order to give Social Security money to aliens. That is beyond any logical comprehension. That is private money, taken from our wages we have worked a life-time for and designed for our retirement. No one ever asked me if the government could give away money that I worked 60 years for, to someone who has never paid into it, and especially aliens. When my people came to this country they got a job and learned English, I would expect they can do the same.

Thank you also, Mr. President for restoring "by the people and for the people", up until now we have completely lost that and we are so grateful for you and the new government. Also thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

God Bless you Mr. President, and...God Bless America.

Very Sincerely,

Jerome E. Finn



Letter to Editor:

Re: City of Peshtigo Residents

The city is saying several of us want to annex to the Town of Peshtigo. This is not true. The city refuses to do anything at all for us, they can't even give us a city address. We still have town addresses and no street lights. They either can't or won't give us a reason for not letting us annex. The town already takes care of us.

John Bayer

371 W. Front St., Peshtigo



Letter to Editor:

Re: Why the Proposed Sulfide Mine?

The Chappee Rapids Audubon Society is deeply concerned that this proposed sulfide mine will be a major environmental misjudgement. Newspapers and online news sources are telling us of a continual stream of water pollution crises for citizens throughout the U.S. Most attention has focused on the Flint, Mich. disaster where economic pressures persuaded elected officials to choose tragic options instead of long-range safe choices.

We, citizens of both Wisconsin and Michigan, are now confronted with another threat to our safe water supply. However, our state officials can be pro-active and not have to deal with huge and perhaps unsuccessful remediation costs that entail human health issues. The damage from sulfide mines is not measured in years, but decades or generations. Mining benefits are short-termed and mostly to individuals who don't live in the watershed.

As taxpayers, we all have already paid millions of dollars to remediate the lower Menominee River and the river is near to being de-listed by the EPA. This major achievement gained over decades of hard work by scientists and citizens involved in the Menominee River Remedial Action Plan has re-stored health and recreational benefits. Why would Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality want to jeopardize this environment again?

The state of Michigan has, with Flint, demonstrated that it does not put its citizens' health and environmental safety first. Our organization, with nothing to gain except the protection of a major watershed of the Lake Michigan, urges elected officials at the local, state and federal levels to act on our common behalf and not allow the this ill-conceived proposed sulfide mine proposal to go forward.

For the Chappee Rapids Audubon Society,

Wendel Johnson,

Trygve Rhude



Editor:

For heaven's sake, why don't our people do what our leader tells us? What is going on with all this childish backtalk? Donald Trump was elected so he IS the boss of you, and me. All the complaining about his so-called lies is water under the bridge.

The majority of the people of this country have voted for the President. He won by over 7 million votes! We must end abortion and environmental protections that are far too stringent. The wall will keep terrorists from beheading our children, and stem the opiate drugs that are destroying citizens of all colors and creeds.

EPA, NASA and other scientists, pipe down! Stop tweeting your data and knowledge. I would not blame Our President if he decided to stop all programs except the essentials: Defense and Social Security. Let the poor find their own medical care, Obamacare will bankrupt us by 2020.

Sincerely,

Betty Wesolowski,

Crivitz


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