Letters to the Editor

Ways of man lead to death

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

God gene is found in mirror

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...

Trump delivers what he promises

To the editor: I wish to thank Eugene Johnson of Eagle Harbor, MI in his Oct. 22 letter to the Gazette for pointing out the fact that there is a vast plethora of socialist programs in our country, enough to choke a cormorant. Franklin D. Roosevelt started the transformation from the old ...

Bike safety for cyclists, motorists

To the editor: As we continue the academic year, Campus Bike Initiative wanted to send a reminder to everyone in our community. The people we all see out on the road walking, jogging, biking, and using wheelchairs are our neighbors, family, and fellow community members. They deserve to be ...

Village of Calumet is not thriving

To the editor: How can anyone say that the village of Calumet is thriving when the council eliminated garbage service, and we struggle with snow removal, and a lagging economy? The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) this past year swiped $22,000 in village property taxes, and $38,000 ...

ATV club holds fall ride

To the editor: We had our fall ride on Sept. 29. We where very happy 70 people came out in the cold and, yes, snow. We would like to thank all of you for riding with us. We would also like to thank the Trailside Lodge for letting us begin there and the Vannsville Bar for a stop for gas and ...

Kermit’s Kids holiday party

To the editor: On Oct. 26, the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program held their annual Halloween Party. The kids enjoyed pizza, assorted treats, games, a costume contest, candy scramble, a raffle, as well as music/karaoke by Bill & Dave Brotherton. This event was made possible with ...

Stop eating animal products

To the editor: You are receiving many letters suggesting that people consider the climate when they vote in our upcoming election. For those truly interested in reducing their negative impact on the environment they should stop eating animal products. This business is so big that most ...

Religion is solely based on faith

To the editor: There’s reality and there’s mythology. Scientific naturalists don’t confuse reality with mythology, but, unfortunately, religious fundamentalists confuse their mythology with reality. Religious fundamentalists accept as definitive the ancient ...

Take action to prevent diabetes

To the editor: What hidden health disorder does 1 out of 3 UP adults and 50 percent of the U.P. elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? Prediabetes puts them at high ...

Keep redistricting in people’s hands

To the editor: There was supposedly a balanced perspective on Proposal 2 at the library, but apparently it was mostly one-sided in favor of it, according to the article about it. But there are definitely some serious negative aspects about this proposal that are not being mentioned. ...

Violence has infected mindset

To the editor: In light of the current tragedy in a synagogue, where intolerance and hate have caused another tragedy to the innocent. The dilemma for our current society is the unthinking use of violence that does not connect with the concept of harm it causes to others, the pain of ...

When to give veterans tribute

To the editor: Every day is a good day to thank our veterans. Don’t wait until Veteran’s Day; hold the door for your favorite veteran or visit one of the many memorials in our area. On Oct. 20, nearly 20 of our local veterans were presented with a song tribute and a patriotic slide ...

Escaping from domestic violence

To the editor: Domestic Violence is a real thing. It can be as small as verbal abuse to physical that leaves bruises and even life long injuries. The most severe result in death, my sister Chelsey was murdered by a domestic partner that she was trying to get away from. She was on the path to ...

Learning about mental illness

To the editor: When mental illness hits an individual it also impacts the family and support people around that person. The need for information and a community of others who know the difficulty of living in this situation is not always addressed by health providers. That is why a free ...

Coalition program held on grieving

To the editor: The Community Coalition on Grief and Bereavement Inc recently celebrated the 22th anniversary of its founding. The Coalition is a local non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1996 to meet the unmet needs of grieving people in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Baraga counties. In ...

Legion holds Kickoff Ball

To the editor: American Legion Alfred Erickson Post 186 would like to thank everyone who supported our “Fall Kick-Off Ball” held on Oct. 20. Thank you to all who attended, to all who helped out with the event, and to the following businesses for their donations: Applebee’s Grill ...

Votes to take care of all of us

To the editor: My name is Elisha Kitchen. When I was 6 years old I was hit by a car when I got off of my kindergarten school bus. It was Valentine’s Day 1989. I spent 5 1/2 months in the hospital. I am paralyzed from the neck down and use a ventilator to breathe. I am going to be 36 in ...

People of UP stepped up

To the editor: My family and I want to thank the Keweenaw Community Foundation and everyone who donated to the foundation for assistance with the Father’s Day flood. The help we received from the foundation in our recovery efforts was a great blessing. It is truly amazing how many people ...