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From our readers

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Marinette County District Attorney DeShea Morrow's request for additional funding for her office. I had the privilege to serve as District Attorney from 2007 to 2009 and it is without hyperbole that I say that our county is in crisis. The office of District Attorney has been woefully understaffed for well over a decade now and desperately needs an additional full-time attorney and associated support staff to handle the ever-growing case load.

When I took office as District Attorney in 2007, there was a backlog of approximately four hundred cases. It took nine months of more than full-time work by all members of the office to wade through the piles of reports, make charging decisions, and prepare and prosecute criminal complaints. Plus during those nine months, there were hundreds of new referrals.

It is nearly impossible to find an attorney willing to work a half-time position with no benefits. During my tenure, four different part-time Assistant District Attorneys served the people; the longest for one year, the shortest for three weeks.

If the staffing is not increased, only the criminals will benefit and victims of crime will continue to suffer. Any "savings" to the taxpayers will be far outweighed by the costs of delayed justice.

Sincerely,

Brent H. DeBord,

Attorney at Law,

341 McCagg St.,

Peshtigo



Letter to Editor:

It has been exciting to see the progress on the new community/sports facility. I attended the groundbreaking ceremony and was delighted to see so many attending. This is a project that has been in the works for a very long time.

I do have a concern, however. I recently heard that there would be ONE court completely designated for tennis. The other three would have painted lines for tennis, pickle ball, basketball and volleyball. This is a change from earlier planning. It is my understanding that there are other facilities to accommodate basketball and volleyball practices and games. Basketball and volleyball are not played on concrete so I do not understand the need for those lines on the tennis courts.

I am a tennis player. I am telling you that it will be very distracting to play on courts with so many lines. The civic center has an excellent tennis lesson program for the very young through adult. Learning the game of tennis is difficult enough without having to learn to ignore certain lines.

I am pleading, on behalf of the tennis community. Please reconsider having four courts designated for tennis. Yes, we may be a small group but we are dedicated to our sport. The various teams and leagues playing tennis and pickle ball range in age from pre-teens through the 70s. Tennis truly is a life-long sport. Please invest in the future of tennis.

Geneva Hanson,

Marinette



Times Editor:

We are rapidly "drawing a line in the sand' and many of us believe it's now time for everyone in Marinette and Menominee counties to determine on which side of this line they stand!!! The high risk of permitting a mine and minerals processing operation on the shore of the Menominee River, just 38 miles from the mouth of the river where we get our "fresh' water drinking supply, less than a mile from beautiful Shaky Lakes. Or backing the permit allowing Aquila to discharge water at the rate of 1.55 million gallons a day from their "mining and minerals processing' operations into the Menominee River that they admit, in their permit application, remains "polluted' even after treatment has been completed. Remember, this water is "fresh' unpolluted water before it becomes part of their mining and processing operations.

Using the Flint, Mich political, and now a potentially "criminal' decision, on the part of Michigan officials as an example of our elected officials making life and death decisions for us. We cannot allow even the possibility of this happening at the Menominee River/Shaky Lakes Mine. In my opinion, not to do everything humanly possible to stop the State of Michigan from allowing a permit for this to happen to our "water supply' would make each of us responsible for the consequences that will very likely occur! Your voice will be heard by your elected officials if you let them know you want their permitting process to STOP where it's at and to disallow issuing the 4th permit to Aquila Resources, Inc. and any other mining company intending to use our river for their private sewer!

O.K. you might say, "it's just water"! If we didn't have an abundant supply of fresh water and had to buy it like the folks in Flint, what is it worth to us? Besides the extreme inconvenience of not having it run thru your kitchen faucets, this is what to expect! Water on sale for $2.99 a case of 24-16 oz. bottles=$1 a gallon. At the rate of 1.55 million gallons a day polluted and discharged into the Menominee River replacing this water will cost $565 million a year!!! Aquila Resources Inc. said the economic value of payments to the County could be almost $20 million for the duration of mining operations; which is $545 million short of the value of polluted water discharged into the Menominee River each year. All we've been told by Michigan's elected officials, including Nancy Douglas, a consultant paid by the City of Menominee and Menominee County as their Economic Development Director and also paid by Aquila Resources, the mine will bring us "JOBS"!!

Robert Grager,

N960 Shore Drive,

Marinette



Editor:

Re: A Lack of Love



We have so many problems in this country and in our state! And they all center on a lack of unconditional love for our fellow humans.

For instance, in Wisconsin, we now spend well over $1 billion annually on the Department of "Corrections", FAR more than we pay for education. Rolls off the tongue until one bothers to calculate it takes 32 years to live one billion seconds! Each of us pays hundreds of tax dollars annually intentionally inflicting pain and suffering while helping almost no one.

We have over 22,000 incarcerated and the number is increasing- again. It's all part of a financial growth industry and perverted/unholy/evil psychology which specializes in cruel and inhumane treatment. Most of today's prisoners are incarcerated because of mental health or addiction problems. Others are there because of selectively enforced laws which specialize in controlling minorities and poor folks while the bigger problem of white collar crime continues unabated. Still others started in the poverty-to-school-to-prison pipeline, and through early victimization, never stood a chance.

Relatively few currently locked in prison cells are inherently violent and belong there. Yet all are there because nobody loves them.

Mark Smith,

Oconto Falls



Dear Editor:

Thanks to all who participated in the welcome home party for the runner up state baseball team, the American Legion Post 146 Red Wave of Menominee.

The gathering at the Legion Club was very enthusiastic and appreciated.

A special "Grand Slam" of thanks goes out to the Menominee Police and Fire Departments which escorted the team throughout the streets of Menominee.

Thanks again,

Steve Van Eyck


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