Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing in regard to what I feel is some hanky panky going on in city government. A close friend of mine decided to run for commissioner. I signed the paper she collected signatures on. She took it in to the city clerk over two weeks ahead of time and said if there is a problem...
To the editor: I was present at this meeting. However, after reading the Three Rivers Commercial article I wondered if I had been at the same meeting. The information seemed to be correct, but there was a lot of information not included that resulted in completely changing ay perceptions or...
To the editor: “Thank you, President Obama — eight scandal free years” and “Thank you, President Obama — dignified leader.” These are the two sides of my signs placed on my property on M-86 in Nottawa on January 19, 2017, the day before the inauguration. I thought it important to get ahead of the...
To the editor: After a mass shooting in Australia in 1996 a National Firearms Agreement was passed by national and local leaders working together. Since then there have been no mass shootings in Australia. Total gun fatalities have dropped as have suicides with guns. Suicide by other means have...
To the editor: Like many other folks in this county, I was dismayed to find out that the County Commissioners had made the decision to pass a parks and recreation millage without allowing a countywide vote to determine if the millage should pass or not.  For some reason, government agencies seem...
To the editor; When I became a mother in the 1970s and needed to travel by car, I would wrap my infant daughter in her blanket and lay her on the passenger seat. If my husband drove, I held her in my arms. Car seats weren't available for our kids; but what a good idea! Laws that require safety...
To the editor: I was stunned to see on the front page of the Three Rivers Commercial News on February 23, 2018 about how the St. Joseph County Road Commission is not investing road tax money surpluses correctly. Once again our St. Joseph County Commissioner are coming to the rescue with their...
To the editor: Although my Public Comment at the February 6 City Commission meeting was mentioned in the article in your newspaper on February 9, it was incomplete.  My question or concern was “Why aren’t representatives of Park, Fabius, and Lockport Townships that sit on the Board for the Three...
To the editor: Prohibition, the term used to describe the effort to end alcohol abuse, lasted less than 14 years. It ceased because it didn’t work. We now have a system that allows the regulated sale of alcohol, while admitting that alcoholism is a disease. The wars on other drugs such as opium...
To the editor: Christmas day on the Lowdermilk Park Beach. It was one of those days the sun made the water sparkle, as the waves  make their way back and forth — low tide, high tide, with their special melody that can put one to sleep. Parking was difficult to find, however, one spot happened to...

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