Letters to the Editor

Community looks after neighbors

To the editor: Upon arriving home after the holidays we noticed someone had put up two nice bird feeders on our front porch. They also left us with some bird seed to go with. Whoever you are, please know that we appreciate it and enjoy watching the birds. We’d thank you in person, but we ...

MDOT roads in terrible shape

To the editor: Sure don’t feel in the writing mood, but I’ll try to make it short. The MDOT highways, the ones being taken care of by them, are in the worst shape they’ve been in for at least 50 years, especially the M-26 stretch from Houghton to Ontonagon County, some days, they run ...

Confused public has questions

To the editor: A break, if just for a moment, is needed from the hullabaloo surrounding Trump’s election: Now that gay marriage is well-established as law of the land, may the bigotry and hatred shown gays vanish entirely and may their unions prosper. Questions asked by a confounded ...

Not too late to change mind

To the editor: Donald Trump attempts to appeal to the needs and fears of members of the electorate who feel alienated and desperately want things to change for the better. His chief adviser, Steve Bannon, is a media expert who interprets the opinions of these supporters and makes ...

Kindness was appreciated

To the editor: Last week, on Tuesday morning, my husband and I were involved in a serious two car accident on Campus Drive in Hancock. Almost immediately, we were assisted by several people; especially a young girl who gave my husband a ride to the hospital; and a semi-truck driver who called ...

Cats have ears, and so did hats

To the editor: In response to the letter of Feb. 7 “Praising God for a Trump Presidency”, the Sisters March in Houghton/Hancock was the largest, most peaceful, and most civil one that I can remember since the 1970s. I was there, and obviously, the letter writer was not. The most vulgar ...

It is time to give him to God

To the editor: If you have been reading the letters from David Keranen, please allow me to explain why he doesn’t “get it.” 1 Corinthians 2:13-16 — “When we tell you these things (the apostles), we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us ...

Users are aware of consequences

To the editor: This is in reference to the letter in the DMG on Jan. 21 entitled “No one chooses to become an addict.” First: It is presumptuous for the writer to assert that I have not loved one with an addiction. Whether I do or did I consider it to be a family matter, not a ...

Scripture prophecy historically accurate

To the editor: Jesus is so important to us even time marks his birth. Many prophecies about Jesus are found in Isaiah, who lived in 700 BC and Zechariah, who lived in 500 BC. I’ll give you the prophecy and history showing the accuracy of Scripture. Is. 7:14 — The Lord himself shall ...

Killing wolves to protect humans

To the editor: As a member of a hunting family, we have always believed, if you hunt and shoot game, you eat it. I have never heard of anyone eating wolf. Also, the notion that we must kill wolves to protect humans seems rather odd to me. For many years there were several wolves on Isle ...

Overwhelming love, support

To the editor: I have to start out by saying I am truly amazed and blessed by all the love, support and prayers I have received since being diagnosed with breast cancer. So many of my friends, clients and family helped me out financially and emotionally that iI feel every one of you deserves ...

Opportunity for new Soo lock

To the editor: With every new presidential administration comes a new opportunity for high-profile projects to receive attention and funding. With President Trump, one of his priorities is to increase infrastructure funding — and that should be welcomed news for the people and economy ...

Praise God for President Trump

To the editor: Praise God! He hasn’t totally removed his hand from America. He has allowed a Trump presidency. But what of the unhappy campers? Those shills for liberals who willingly took to the streets to protest? These women marchers hurled vulgarities, obscenities and threats that ...

Criminalized for their religion

To the editor: This is a sad and painful time to be a US citizen. Not since the red scare of the McCarthy era has the federal government set out to criminalize a whole group of people based on their beliefs. The current administration has inflamed fears of “radical Islamic terrorism,” ...

Difficult to see outdoor suffering

To the editor: On Jan. 23, K-SNAG volunteers were called to Mohawk, where a resident had found a cat lying in an unused dog house.  The cat was not moving and had indications of a severe upper respiratory infection.  Volunteers took the cat and although she was unable to take solid food, ...

No GOP health care solution

To the editor: After contacting Rep. Bergman’s office for an explanation of the GOP plan for health care, I now have a better understanding of what this nonplan is about. Bergman’s letter says, “the full implications of the Affordable Care Act have become clear.” Of course, we know ...

Keep positive energy alive

To the editor: Thank you, DMG, for your Jan. 19 editorial supporting peaceful protest. I read it while riding one of the four buses that took women from the U.P. to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. When we arrived at the metro station at the end of the Orange Line, we ...

Some Medicare reform will harm

To the editor: Congress is considering proposals to alter Medicare. Paul Ryan, R Wisconsin, is advocating changing Medicare from a “defined benefit” to a “defined contribution” program. Instead of a guaranteed level of coverage, a dollar amount would be set for Medicare ...

Giving without seeking credit

To the editor: The Committee of Helping Hands of Keweenaw would like to thank our community for a successful fundraiser, continuing to add to our future sustainability. There are many entities and individuals to thank for this success. We offer thanks and blessings to the following local ...

Funds for LL-H school teams

To the editor: The student athletes and coaches at Lake Linden Hubbell would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the first Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Lakes Lounge, Off Shore ...