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Letters to the Editor

Vital issues for president search

To the editor: Friday’s Gazette had a long article on Michigan Tech’s search for a new president. I found it interesting to note that, according to the article, the new president will not be called upon to address issues related to 1) education, 2) engineering or 3) science. Someone ...

Multiple grief avenues in life

To the editor: The Community Coalition on Grief and Bereavement recently celebrated the 21th anniversary of its founding. In keeping with its mission statement: “To provide grief education, support and referrals to the people of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon Counties,” the ...

America’s shame: continuing hunger

To the editor: The Korean War was fought from 1950-3. A United Nations coalition came to the aide of the South and they fought to a precarious standstill. For North Korea to maintain their army of outmoded weapons, this country of 25 million requires an expenditure of $6 billion per year or ...

Eyes of faith see beyond physical

To the editor: In response to David Keranen’s numerous letters trying to convince us that the only reality that exists in the universe is that which you can see or touch, one wonders whether logic or reasoning or right and wrong even exist. We cannot see it, touch it, hear it, or smell it. ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run

To the editor: On behalf of local law enforcement and Special Olympics, we would like to publicly thank the following businesses for their generous donations to our annual spaghetti and pizza dinner for the Law Enforcement Torch Run event. Once again these businesses have stepped forward to ...

KNHP free eclipse watch event

To the editor: How fortunate Keweenaw-area residents were to have a free solar eclipse program sponsored by the Keweenaw National Historical Park, the Portage Lake District Library, the Quincy Mine Hoist Association, and Isle Royale National Park. Hundreds of local residents gathered on ...

Attacks on ACA are continuing

To the editor: Once again the administration is creating a crisis in our health insurance program by attacking provisions in the ACA. It has been reported numerous times that President Trump has threatened to end the cost-sharing reduction subsidies called for in the Affordable Care Act. If ...

Palestinian cottage industry

To the editor: In 2016 a Palestinian murdered Taylor Force, an American West Point graduate which has prompted congress to enact the Taylor Force Act cutting American aid to the Palestinians from the current $350 million a year. What’s the money used for? A Palestinian cottage industry in ...

Appreciating what we have

To the editor: Occasionally in our busy lives we have an a-ha moment, become aware of things, and see them in a different light. Yesterday morning and my husband and I approached the Hancock side bridge going south on U.S. 41 to Houghton, I was suddenly aware how of the glittering of the ...

Most local crime charges are petty

To the editor: The state of Michigan owns the prison near Painesdale. The Gazette said it was a minimum security prison, so it cannot be used for a new jail. But how many serious crimes are committed in Houghton County? And even if they are, they can be transferred to Marquette or other ...

Weather, people make great Fly-In

To the editor: Our sixth annual Copper Props Fly-In was a success due to beautiful weather and the participation of EAA Chapter 1270 members, their families and friends, U.S. Army JROTC Calumet, Michigan National Guard, Superior UAV Solutions (drones), business sponsors, airport personnel ...

Common Core conspiracy

To the editor: In 1903 John D. Rockefeller and John Dewey formed the General Education Board for our present public educational system. It was formed, in my opinion, to incrementally, over time to dumb-down the general public into obedient sheeple, and not to be educated into independent ...

Climate wounds on civilization

To the editor: For seven years I flew emergency medical helicopters. A bleeding trauma victim needs two things; the bleeding must be stopped and blood must be transfused into the body. Both must be done. Our body of civilization has many climate wounds. They have names like Hurricanes ...

Children should be taught respect

To the editor: Have you ever had a repast at a fine restaurant ruined because of a child carrying on incessantly—shrieking, bawling and yelling without restraint? Just as you are about to savor a delectable morsel, your ears are pierced by another upsetting shriek. You look about for ...

Quoting Scripture proves nothing

To the editor: Levi Niemela in his Aug. 26 letter to the Mining Gazette writes: Approximately 60 million babies have already been cruelly put to death, and this is defended as a “woman’s right to choose.” But the baby being formed by almighty God in the mother’s womb is a separate ...

Roller Girls feature League

To the editor: The Keweenaw Roller Girls generously made League of Women Voters of the Copper Country the featured organization at their Aug. 5 Solar System Smackedown Event. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to greet spectators and share information about voting and the League and also ...

Scavenger hunt raised $1,000

To the editor: The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library would like to thank all of the Houghton businesses who made our Downtown Scavenger Hunt possible through donations and sponsorships. With their help, we raised over $1,000 for library community programs. This impressively long ...

Successful 23rd beach jamboree

To the editor: The 23rd Agate Beach Jamboree was awesome on Aug. 5-6. Weather was perfect both days. We would like to thank all the musicians/singers. The music was great. You’re all super friends, and we love you all dearly. Also thank you to all who donated the great raffle gifts. They ...

Veterans group offers thanks

To the editor: The members of the Copper Country Veterans Association would like to thank the following businesses for their support and donations: Ace Hardware, AmericInn, Amy from Salon 281, Aspirus, Bay Electric, Bryan’s Barber Shop, Bucko’s Party Store, Chickadees. Chopp-Kalio ...

Lakes Linebacker benefit a success

To the editor: The Lakes Linebacker Club would like to thank all the people who made their 15th annual golf tournament and benefit dinner a huge success. The Linebackers would like to thank the Calumet Golf Course for allowing us to host the tournament as well as Brian Baccus and Peninsula ...