Golf tournament success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lakes Linebackers Club would like to thank all the people who made their 19th annual golf tournament and benefit dinner a huge success. The Linebackers Club would like to thank Kevin Antilla and The Calumet Golf Club, including Dan Schmitt and Medora Stevens, for going ...

Bridge to nowhere

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I find the current situation of the lift bridge annoying and inconvenient, as I am sure many people do. The current disruption has made me think further down the road. The bridge came into commission in 1959. Sixty-three years ago, when the bridge started service, we were ...

Sirhan Sirhan should spend rest of his life behind bars


It takes a person of a certain age to recall with any accuracy, just how awful 1968 was. The Vietnam War was raging in its full fury, punctuated by the Tet Offensive early in the year. A resounding military defeat for the North Vietnamese and their Viet Cong conrades, the offensive was a ...

Is Joe Biden a soldier’s friend?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In President Joe Biden’s remarks on the Afghanistan fiasco, he refers to “the bravest, most capable, most selfless military on the face of the earth.... the backbone of America, the spine of America... the best the country has to offer.” Most Americans would agree. In ...

We need to do better at ‘leave no trace’


When you come upon a view in nature that strikes you like lightning, it’s not unusual to feel gratitude. Gratitude to an inspirational higher power, gratitude for the laws of natural science, gratitude for your feet for carrying you — even gratitude for your tax dollars at work. But ...

School for assassins

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Since the 1950’s, starting with South America, we have trained dictators and their assassin squads around the world, in Fort Benning, at what is now called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, and have had them assassinate democratically elected leaders, ...