Letters to the Editor

New Slant on New Year: Reflecting on past, embracing future

Every New Year brings a chance to reflect on the past and embrace the future. We all made resolutions, but as wise people commented: •“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” - G.K.Chesterton •“Be always at war with ...

Wall not best use of tax dollars

To the editor: I drove our 2008 Subaru Outback across the border twice, all the way to and from central Mexico. What I crossed was hundreds of miles of ... nothing. It was like the Sahara in places. Anything moving across that can be easily seen from miles away. And it is also highly ...

20 years of No Kid without Xmas

To the editor: This past holiday season was the 20th year for the Keweenaw County No Kid Without a Christmas program, and because of the unbelievable support from the people of Keweenaw it was another great success! Thanks to their generosity we were able to assist dozens of families who ...

Are you listed in book of life?

To the editor: Why is the book of life spoken of in the Bible intriguing? Why does the Book of Revelation give it such emphasis? What if our name is not recorded in the book of life? Why do so many people blow off an eternity with Jesus for suffering eternally in hell? Has the devil and ...

Art Affair school donation

To the editor: I would just like to say “thank you” to the Keweenaw Art Affair for always donating to Barkell Elementary’s Art Department! Every Fall after this art event, I am pleasantly surprised with a check to help with the costly funds to maintain my art classroom. Budgets continue ...

PHA grant to Health Coalition

To the editor: On behalf of the Western Upper Peninsula Healthcare Access Coalition (WUPHAC) Board of Directors, staff, and clients, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Portage Health Auxiliary for their recent decision to award our agency with a $2,000 grant. These funds will ...

President breaks Commandments

To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter from Marilyn Sager: Our country is governed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights which includes freedom of religion or no religion and freedom of speech and press. The Ten Commandments are not part of our national law, but part of ...

People’s needs dictate beliefs

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

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 ...

Chicken and Lasagna Dinner

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

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

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

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 ...

Democrats stand against God’s law

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

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 ...

Lead with values, show respect

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

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

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

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

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, ...