Opinion

People’s needs dictate beliefs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent letter writer declared, among other things, that those who don't agree with her will be punished eternally. A very wise psychoanalyst once summed up his practice this way: "Feelings dictate actions, and needs dictate beliefs." It's easy to recognize how ...

Chosen leaders match sin nature

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Marilyn Sager is right that human beings are not following God’s law, and it is not a problem of the political persuasion we are brainwashed into believing as children or young adults. It is the sin nature of all of us! It is interesting that whatever our political ...

Parent committee advises on student disability issues

Columns

The mission of the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is to promote partnerships among parents and educators that benefit students with disabilities. To support this, the PAC members provide communication, awareness, and collaboration between ...

Chicken and Lasagna Dinner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we come to the end of the year, the members of Calumet American Legion Post 61 wish to thank the following businesses and organizations that contributed to the success of our Chicken and Lasagna fund raising dinner and our Veterans’ Day Dinner. Their generosity and help ...

Soup & Pulled Pork fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Helping Hands of Keweenaw Team would like to encourage attendance at our Soup & Pulled Pork Fundraiser on Jan. 19 held at the Horizon School in Mohawk. The Saturday event runs from 11a.m.-2 p.m. and includes bake sale, 50/50 and quilt raffle. Helping Hands of ...

Fools are always sure of themselves

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Titus 2:7 — “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works.” Matthew 7:16 — “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Some Christian fundamentalists talk of love, but exhibit hate. Hate of the kind shown below illustrates that their faith is worthless ...

Hillary won’t stop whining

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night that she was cheated when she lost to Trump. She and her weeping supporters still try to convince the public to sympathize with her. Let’s just think about this for one moment. She claims she won the popular vote and ...

Municipalities face dicey call on retail weed

Editorial

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act took effect Dec. 6, which made the state the 10th in the United States to legalize the use and possession of recreation marijuana. The actual implementation of the law is more complicated than it might seem. The Marquette City Commission ...

Democrats stand against God’s law

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the first time in American history we have a major political party, the Democrats, who stand against every one of God’s Ten Commandments. Socialism is based on coveting what others have, breaking the Tenth Commandment, using the power of government to rob ...

Recognizing school boards

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: January is School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to recognize the individuals who approach their volunteer work as if it is a full-time job and with extraordinary dedication to public schools. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children and build our ...

Washington’s support group is lesson for success

Columns

It was 241 years ago when Gen. George Washington marched his Continental Army into quarters at Valley Forge for the Winter. His band of 12,000 soldiers had just suffered humiliating defeats at the battles of Brandywine Creek, Paoli, and Germantown. The situation was dire, a true inflection ...

Lead with values, show respect

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The existence of radical partisans does not mean everyone or even the majority of folks on “the other side” agree with the most radical voices. On your side, there are radical voices. Should your opinion be discarded or marginalized because an ill-considered fraction of ...

Dec. 2 benefit was a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank American Legion Post 90 for the use of their banquet room to hold this event. The manager and the employees were extremely helpful. Next we need to thank all the businesses and individuals that donated raffle items and or monetary donations. Denise ...

Expressing love with good news

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to David Keranen's letter in the DMG, he didn't seem to like when we quoted Scripture or wrote about hell. But that's what a true born-again believer in God and Jesus is commissioned to do: express our love for God in deed and truth and be a witness to the good news ...

5G technology has many risks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Fifth generation wireless (5G) allows the telecom companies to install miniature small cell transmitters on your property, homes, buildings and in public right of ways without your consent or any recourse for removal. There could be multiple small cells on one pole from ...

Christmas Walk contributors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Hancock Business and Professionals Association and the city of Hancock would like to thank the following for contributing and participating in our 39th annual Christmas Walk on Nov. 23: Hancock Fire Department, Hancock Police Department, RuthAnn Smith, Miron family, ...

Know your rights when returning gifts

Editorial

Did Santa bring you the ugliest gift this year? Want to try and get something better? The Better Business Bureau has tips you should know that will make you that savvy returner. Did you know that there are federal and state laws that dictate how and when you can return an item? Knowing ...

Cities sue to block strict lead rule

Editorial

Would Flint have poisoned itself without the state’s help? It’s hard to say; maybe we will know when all the criminal and civil trials have completed their slow but fine grind through the court system. But other cities, including Detroit, want judicial permission to keep feeding lead to ...

Teen vaping poses future risks

Editorial

This year, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers became addicted to nicotine, according to a new study published by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. While drug and alcohol use is down among youth, a spike in vaping is alarming and deserves attention. Despite ...

Wondering about Kitwen

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you Mrs. Carolyn C. Peterson, for asking pertinent questions, regarding the possibilities related to the future of our County Jail. The questions offered by Mrs. Peterson need to be answered before any vote should be taken. We need to be informed, have input, and ask ...