Letters to the Editor

City’s consensus of ignorance

To the editor: On March 14, an injustice took place at the Houghton city rental board meeting, a consequence of fear, ignorance, and stupidity.  There are many reasons for seeking an R1 rental license in an R1 zone. A couple on retirement may decide to move south, but may want to save ...

Female cycling’s come long way

To the editor: After realizing a brief popularity in women’s fashion during the 1850s, the bloomer outfit experienced a major comeback in the 1890s. But instead of formal dress, bloomers had evolved as athletic apparel resembling knickerbockers, tucked just below the knees. The ...

Thankful for law enforcement

To the editor: On behalf of our emergency department doctors, nurses and staff at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to our local law enforcement officers for everything you do to keep our facility and the community safe. We are so ...

Taught us about wildlife

To the editor: The Keweenaw Family Resource Center would like to thank Gary and Linda Willis for their help with our Exploring Nature Playgroup. Gary and Laura came out and taught us all a few things about the wildlife in our area. The children enjoyed there stories and they made the event a ...

P-cake breakfast fundraiser

To the editor: The Twin Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came to support our annual pancake breakfast and wood raffle held on July 8. Special thanks to Krupp’s Mini-Mart, Econo Foods, McDonalds, Memorial Chapel, UPPCO, Omer’s Golf Club and those who made ...

Little League says thank you

To the editor: The Portage Lake Little League Board would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Sponsors Included: Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Chassell VFW, Copper Country Elks, DP Construction, The Douglass Agency, J. Peltier Construction, Hancock Bottling, Houghton Rotary, ...

Praises to flood relief workers

To the editor: We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped with the recent flood damage on McCallum Lane. Three culverts washed-out during the flood, leaving the road impassable. The wonderful crew of the Houghton County Road Commission and Sarazin Logging of ...

Omega House Fun Run

To the editor: I saw a thank you note in the paper on June 26 for the Omega House Fun Run. I would like to mention a few things about this ride. Four years ago Pete Lammi came up with the idea for this ride. He started with three people to organize this ride, and is now up to six to help. It ...

Pine Mountain festival went on

To the editor: Pine Mountain Music Festival just completed its 28th season! it was a whirlwind of 17 performances in five venues through Houghton, Dickinson and Marquette counties, over a period of two weeks. Four young Upper Peninsula musicians, “the UPstarts,” joined returning artists ...

Service lacking from commission

To the editor: The Houghton County Road Commission is keeping local residences in peril. The residence of Little Traverse Bay are not provided services, such as: Propane delivery, Fire Dept. protection, Ambulance, school bus transport, septic inspection and cleaning, road materials, road ...

Local artist brightens future

To the editor: As you drive under an overpass to enter grim and shattered South Boston, the arms of four Irish counties are crudely painted over your head. Similarly, grey Loho long-lived in grey, drab shadow is now enlivened by paint. Allison Waara has now brightened this urban neighbourhood ...

State rep. slow to respond

To the editor: Recent mass shootings focus our attention on guns and mental health. Here in the Copper Country a disproportionately high number of people possess guns but only Medicaid patients have direct access to a psychiatrist. On Dec. 12, 2017, I emailed state Rep. Scott Dianda ...

Neighbors need to help each other

To the editor: My letter is in response to the front page article in the June 23 DMG regarding flood insurance. The article informed readers that they probably would not have coverage for last week’s tragic events. Insurance is a complicated thing. I am reminded that in this nation’s ...

Renew tax for veterans

To the editor: The Mohawk (Mich.) American Legion Post No. 230 voted unanimously to endorse a Keweenaw Countywide Veterans Millage proposal at its monthly meeting on July 9. The Legion Post is asking Keweenaw County voters to join with its members and vote to renew the tax for ...

Name makes facility a home

To the editor: We at HCMCF would like to thank the community for their continued support throughout the years. As many are aware, we are undergoing an expansive physical and cultural transformation. Our goal is to make our nursing home feel like a real “home” for our residents and ...

Lies on migrant family separation

To the editor: Two syndicated columnists, Connie Schultz and Kathleen Parker, recently shared their opinions regarding border control. Though former Pulitzer winners, their work has since devolved into a strange mixture of adages, subjective horror stories, co-opted misinformation, and ...

Only book to live your life by

To the editor: Over the years, Mr. Keranen has attempted to discredit the Holy Bible and now in a recent Gazette article, suggests that interpreting the Bible literally is the “height of naivete.” Or in other words, individuals who do are naïve, simple, gullible, and ignorant. ...

Be CC strong on climate change

To the editor: As we rebuild from June’s floods, we’ve witnessed the spirit of community around us, as neighbors volunteer to help each other clean up and rebuild. Now we need to turn that UP spirit to lessening future damage from the storms of climate change. Let’s become a ...

Brace yourselves for more floods

To the editor: The torrential rains that caused extensive flooding in Houghton County on Father’s Day Weekend will cost Michigan up to one billion dollars, according to an editorial that was printed in the Marquette Mining Journal on June 19. This event should inspire all of us to support ...

Keep flood items out of forests

To the editor: Please! There will be furnaces, freezers, water heaters and furniture taken from basements due to the flood. Please use the recycling centers! Folks involved in the storm cleanup inform me that some culverts were plugged with items like couches and dishwashers ...