Letters to the Editor

Fair encourages creators of art

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in making the 13th Annual Keweenaw Art Affair a success! It takes a lot of work and coordination by many people to host Art Affair, and this year was exceptional despite the weather. Keweenaw Art Affair ...

Source of Bible’s knowledge

To the editor: A Nov. 6 letter failed to prove that historical events on which Judaism and Christianity are based are myths rather than facts. This is typical of the misinformation in that letter: “...fundamentalists accept as definitive the...mythological writings of semi-literate, ...

Vote harvesting legal in Calif.

To the editor: Nancy Pelosi will now be able to make the next two years a plague for President Trump. Maybe the Dems will launch the 89 resolutions calling for Trump to be impeached. What crimes has he committed? Don’t know, doesn’t matter. They just want him out. Although the Dems, or ...

Seek more public input on jail

To the editor: The problems of jail overcrowding and courthouse inadequacies did not disappear when voters narrowly rejected the millage proposal on Nov. 6. We have a responsibility as citizens of this county to work with our commissioners to address the crisis. Many questions need to be ...

Bipartisan fix of climate change

To the editor: After this summer’s Father’s Day flood, it’s increasingly important that we respond to climate change to protect our community. Last week, two Republican and three Democratic representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that could go a long way ...

Lame ducks threaten G. Lakes

To the editor: This month, the lame duck Legislature is working hard to undermine good governance. Regardless of where you stand regarding Line 5 and the proposed tunnel, we can all agree that any decision requires thoughtful deliberation. Transferring decision-making abilities to the ...

Veteran got great care at HCMCF

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March, 2018, he was in Rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

We need spiritual climate change

To the editor: There is so much talk about climate change nowadays — and there is probably some valid concern for that — but my heart aches with a critical need for spiritual climate change. There is a constant ungiving change but in the wrong direction. As a senior citizen looking ...

Bipartisan bill on energy transition

To the editor: On Black Friday, the U.S. government issued the National Climate Assessment, a report that details how human-caused climate change will negatively impact the U.S. economy and the health of our citizens. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress that will encourage ...

Crafters, Bakers Bazaar a success

To the editor: I would like to formally thank everyone who helped make this years annual all-local Crafters and Bakers Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Church in Lake Linden on Nov. 24 another great success. Donations were greatly appreciated from Sarazin Dental, Coppermine Restaurant, Fconofoods, ...

Support for Life Outreach Center

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I would like to thank all that were in attendance at our annual fundraising banquet held on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. This banquet could not have happened without the help of numerous people. I wish to ...

Sacrifices human rights, dignity

To the editor: This is directed to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump. Donald Trump promised to make America great again. Our CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Regarding Khashoggi’s ...

Helped vet enjoy his final days

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March 2018, he was in rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

Flimsy excuses by God apologists

To the editor: The letters recently published from Christian fundamentalists requires a response. First, quoting scriptures proves nothing. Would fundamentalists pay any attention to quotes from the Quran, or quotes from the Avesta, the Upanishads, or the Book of Mormon? Of ...

Several grounds for impeachment

To the editor: It is past time to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. The Muller investigation is a legal matter. Impeachment is a constitutional matter. The emoluments clause speaks to personal gain of the president. Making money from people staying in his many hotels to ...

Kind, thoughtful thing to do for us

To the editor: I would like to thank Rachel Sears and her family, the local schools, and anyone else who contributed to or participated in the Pumpkin Fest Dance held at the Chassell Pavilion on Nov. 3 as a fundraiser for Bob Mantta. That was a very kind and thoughtful thing to do for us. ...

Bible is inerrant word of God

To the editor: On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helen’s eruption was the most destructive in U.S. history, yet it measured only 5.1 on the Richter scale. Fifty-seven people died and thousands of animals were killed, according to the United States Geological Survey. This earthquake lasted a mere ...

Concern yourself more with future

To the editor: Debate occurs here about topics like the origin of the universe, the age of the Earth, and how humans came into being. These are rhetorical statements much of the time and will find no consensus. As proclaimed in Scripture, these as well as other confusing views, served up by ...

Decadence could be the problem

To the editor: Some reflections as we move beyond midterm elections and Thanksgiving Day: It’s been nearly 400 years since the pilgrims’ landing in December 1820 in the New World, which took three months for that ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, half the people dying. One would think, ...

Starts of SKY fundraiser

To the editor: On behalf of the board members of Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), I would like to thank the community members who made our Stars of SKY Oct. 13 dinner and auction an outstanding event. Our thanks go out to a number of community organizations and friends who donated their time ...