I want to thank Alex Lengemann for his wonderful June 30 column “No thanks, not in my backyard,” in which he provided an extremely direct response to the person who moved to this area from Utica and is now complaining about the smell from the neighbor’s hog farm.

The great irony in this is that before the name was changed to Utica, it was called “Hog Hollow.”

—Barb Yockey,
Imlay City