From the miscellaneous drawer - Make your voice known

People often tell me that they can’t write, yet these are people who often had the same educational background that I did. We learned to print and we learned cursive. We did required school reports even if we didn’t like doing them.

Perhaps writing letters to the editor is somewhat akin to that. We don’t necessarily like the time and thought to write them, but we can’t forget that it’s a great way to let your voice, your thoughts be heard.

And if the way the world, the state, or the city is being run is not to your liking, how will anyone know you disagree.

Yes, times have changed, but many folks may think that acceptance of change is the norm because no one disagrees where it counts, on editorial pages or by writing letters to legislators.

Don’t rely on someone else portraying your ideas. Speak out yourself. Write a letter and send it to me. I can fix the grammar and spelling if need be.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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In the Ely Echo for May 23, 2009, 10 years ago, the headlines were:
• Ely, St. Louis Schools discuss ways to share space, schools;
• Bob Cary ’s office showcased at Ely-Winton Historical Society;
• PolyMet execs stump in Ely;
• Council votes to terminate building inspector contract;
• City insurance switch to save $160,000.
• Peterson wins 400, seven advance to section meet.