Letters to the Editor

Alpena News’ Veterans Day coverage great

Dear Alpena News, Thank You! Your coverage of Armistice Day/Veterans Day was excellent! This year was special. Nov. 11, 2018 marked 100 years since the end of World War I. Sadly, in America, not many people know anything about Viet Nam, Korea, or World War II, let alone WWI. It is not ...

Honored to place the wreath on Veterans Day

I just want you to know I was at the crosses on Veterans Day. I went there and they told me the doings were at Besser Museum. My dad, Harold J. Mousseau, was killed in World War II and this was the place to be. I felt very honored to place the wreath for World War II veterans. Thank ...

A lesson in socialism, from a postal cover

As a postal history collector, I was recently successful bidding on an eBay postal cover that was sent by D.R. in Ariel, Washington, USA, to Mrs. Laren Burkischer at Havana, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 1913. On the back of the cover were three different slogan “SOCIALIST PARTY — WORKERS OF THE WORLD ...

American public had better get concerned

I never thought I would be writing a letter to the Alpena News, but I had to say something. The split that is taking place in our country is becoming wider and wider. There’s always been some disagreements between our political parties, but never this bad. We now have the “red” and the ...

Tell me, who is really the ‘racist’ here? 

“Old.” “Entitled.” “Racist.” These are labels employed by many liberal Democrats when describing white conservatives for over a decade. Permit me to examine these titles as they apply to me. Yes, I am “old.” I am aware that there are fewer days ahead of me than there are ...

No place for violent racists in either party

I’ve lived in Greenbush for decades, and my wife’s family roots here go back nearly a century. We consider ourselves locals and feel totally at home on the Sunrise Side. But we are also Jewish Democrats from Pittsburgh, where I and our children were born. The recent synagogue shootings in ...

Wake up! Our democracy is greatest in world

To the people in this country, including Alpena, if you think socialism, where the government owns and distributes everything — to include health care, businesses, where you work and live, and pretty much what you do — is a great way to go, consider what Pastor James Merritt on the TBN ...

Say nothing if you can’t say anything nice

I was stunned by what I read from Mr. Clyde Shuman regarding Jackie Krawczak’s column. I want to ask him ... Mr. Shuman, didn’t your parents teach you that if don’t have anything nice to say, then you should say nothing! How easy is it to simply NOT read Jackie’s column??!! Why ...

Doug Pugh’s recent column was excellent

Doug Pugh, your article, “Comparisons that define obscenity,” was excellent. Your whole article gave some fine examples for us to think about. I agree with your words about Sally Yates, who stood up for what is right, rather than go along with what she felt was unlawful. I agree with ...

Letter on Krawczak’s column was bullying

“Bully: v., to treat (someone) in a cruel, insulting, threatening or aggressive fashion: to act like a bully toward.” Mr. Shuman, Your recent letter to the editor says more about you as a person than it says about Ms. Krawczak as a writer. While you may be a ‘professional,’ kindness ...

Agree, was disappointed in hospital response

I was prompted to write this letter in response to Joseph Houle’s letter of Oct. 27, “Disappointed in lack of emergency doctors.” I took my husband to the emergency department at the hospital a few weeks ago with a laceration of his hand. I thought, “Oh, good,” only two people ...

Halloween attack on child over costume was wrong

Are we becoming a nation of politically correct morons, that we attack children due to their Halloween costumes? In Kentucky, a 5-year-old and his family were attacked during trick-or-trunk because his father was a history buff. The costumes were of an SS officer and Hitler. The problem is that ...

The News misstated my letter to the editor

The Alpena News printed a RETRACTION on the front page of Tuesday’s paper because of a misleading/confusing headline from the day before. It was stated in the retraction, “We have checks and balances in place to ensure that headlines are not only factually accurate and typo-free but also ...

Write me in to continue good work on our roads

This letter is in reference to Julie Goldberg’s article, “Township and city voters head to the polls,” where some of the candidates for Allis Township supervisor were interviewed. I would like to crrect the facts as stated by candidate Bob Anderson that the township’s roads are ...

Greene peddles muck in her state rep bid

Lora Greene recently posted on social media complaining about a negative mail piece that attacks her. What surprised me was that she insinuates Sue Allor had knowledge of the content. I looked into it and this is what I found: The piece was paid for by MRP, not the Committee to Elect Sue ...

Some suggestions for the Nov. 6 ballot

Over the past 10 years, I’ve served in various positions on the Alpena County Republican Party’s Executive Committee. Additionally, I am serving my sixth year as chairman of the 1st Congressional District Republican Committee, which covers the entire Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan. ...

It is time to retire, Rep. Jack Bergman

Rep. Jack Bergman is asking for your vote to return him to Washington. Let’s look at what he’s done while he was there in his first term. He voted against demanding that President Donald Trump release his past tax forms, a move that would have asked for simple transparency into his ...

Women’s Club column slanderous, unfair

I feel compelled to write in response to the editorial written by Anna Mouser and published in the Oct. 24 edition of The Alpena News. Anna Mouser is the president of the Bay Area Republican Women’s Club. Really? Bay Area? OK ... she is “representing all Republican Women’s Clubs of ...

Protect our Great Lakes, be wary of plan

We the people should be suspect of Gov. Rick Snyder ignoring the concerns of his self-appointed pipeline committee, and the thousands of responses from citizens, per the state’s request, in dealing with Canada’s Enbridge to concoct a scheme to construct a tunnel under our Straits of ...

Krawczak’s column wasn’t interesting

I’m trying to be less critical, more accepting. But, Jackie Krawczak’s Oct. 11 “column” offends me as someone who reads and writes professionally. She evinces so little regard for her readers—and for the Alpena News, which is giving her space—that it takes one’s breath ...