Letters to the Editor


That “Didn’t Do” Dad Of Mine

Dear Editor: It’s a “didn’t do” kinda Friday…I never realized how handsome my father was until I saw him in the mirror this week…I guess I never really looked that closely before…now admit it, we’ve all sworn that we’d never become our parents!!…in our early teens years, the flaws of our parents were magnified to […]






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Greenwood Cemetery Nightmare

I am writing in regard to the “Greenwood Cemetery” located one mile west of Marion. We have several relatives buried there and went Memorial Day Week-End to decorate the graves and were overwhelmed at how unkept it was!  I do not know what has happened in the last three years, but it has gone from […]






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Marion Township Cemetery In Sorry State

Dear Editor: The Marion Township cemetery was a hot mess when I was there a week ago helping the Marion VFW Post 6015 guys put out flags on fallen veteran & auxiliary plots. Every trash can was over flowing. The cans looked like they hadn’t been emptied in a few years. Head stones had been […]






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Ghosts of Local Sheep Lore and History

Dear Editor, I read the May 3, 2019 article in the Marion Press, The Ghost of Main Street, regarding the sheep history in the Marion area. It was a very good article highlighting the historical sheep farmers in the area. However, I was surprised to read and see that Orlan and Virgil Blackledge were not […]






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Why, Oh Why Do People Act This Way?

Dear Editor: 1) Why do people burn wet leaves that cause white smoke to billow out covering their neighbors homes and yards? Don’t people realize dry leaves burn better, or that recycling is best of all? 2) Why do certain local companies think telephone poles and trees throughout the county were put there for them […]






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Great Snowmobile Coverage

    Dear Editor: Good Day: I browse through the paper if my husband brings it home. I’m writing to compliment your correspondent, Steve Landon. The article was well written, correct sentence structure and informational. I’m not even a snowmobile enthusiast however I could imagine the event; it seems all involved had a great time. […]






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Amused With Editors Commentary On Roger Stone

I read with amusement publisher Mike Wilcox’s recent commentary about the arrest of Roger Stone (Mike’s Musings, January 31,2019) as he described federal marshals arresting Wilcox himself a dozen years ago in Florida. Mike likened his arrest to that of the recent arrest of Donald Trump’s long-time confidant Roger Stone.  Mike expressed his empathy with […]






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The difference between a person and an animal

Dear Editor: What is the difference between a person and an animal? The fundamental difference between a person and anything else is the human soul. And what is the human soul? I am not a philosopher or a theologian, but I think that we can imagine the soul as the part of God’s heart that […]






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Potash project should be celebrated for its benefits

Dear Editor: Projects that will result in overwhelming benefits for Michigan should be celebrated. One such project is the Michigan Potash and Salt Company (MPSC), which is redeveloping the potash industry in Michigan and the United States in Evart, Michigan. The major investment will create an essential operation to support farmers, the economy, and the […]






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Marion Drivers Ask For Wage Increase

Dear Editor: The Marion bus drivers started asking in June 2017 for a wage increase and health insurance, to this day they still have not had a counter offer back. The only news the drivers have heard from the new superintendent is that he wanted Dean Transportation to take us over. We as a group […]






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