Letters to the Editor

Bill was not right type of reform

To the editor: There’s no doubt that Michigan drivers pay the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. I believe that seniors and families should be able to see a rate reduction without a loss in coverage – something that a recently rejected no-fault reform plan would have required. ...

No hope or solace from secularism

To the editor: David Keranen’s recent letter began with a contrivance of esoteric words, ridiculing Lutheran Christianity. Keranen provided seven quotations which convicted Luther of anti-Semitism. However, Keranen’s opinion that Luther “unwittingly” may have been partly ...

Corrections in sports column

To the editor: In Paul Peterson’s Nov. 8 column, he gave incorrect information. Bobby Layne was traded to Pittsburgh during the 1958 season, not after the 1959 season. And the Detroit-Dallas playoff game was in the 1970 playoffs, not 1971. And it was Bill Munson who overthrew Earl ...

Bergman should represent 1st Dist.

To the editor: Does anyone know why Jack Bergman voted to repeal the Consumer’s Financial Protection Bureau’s rule that allowed consumers, you and me, the ability to file class actions suits against companies  who commit unfair or illegal practices? Did he do it to protect his cronies at ...

There is help for vets in crisis

To the editor: On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of over 21 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform so that we may enjoy the freedoms we cherish so much. On Nov. 1, President Trump proclaimed November as Veterans ...

Christians follow God, not a man

To the editor: For the first time in the history of the universe, I agree with David Keranen! Well...to a point. He wrote about Martin Luther and although it is not pleasant for the many Lutherans in town to hear, it’s true. He was extremely anti-Semitic. He correctly states that Luther ...

Freedom of speech is right for all

To the editor: Freedom of speech is a right of all who live in the United States of America. Whether you disagree with Ann Coulter, Elizabeth Warren, Milo Yiannopoulos, Colin Kaepernick, Richard Spencer, Bernie Sanders or others not of your persuasion, they have a right to speak and be ...

Use utmost safety in sharing road

To the editor: The Hancock Bike and Pedestrian Committee wants to remind all users to share the road and remember safety first! As the winter descends upon us all, there are more hours of darkness. If you are a walker, runner or cyclists be sure you are highly visible, with reflective ...

Haunted House Mine Tour

To the editor: Thank you to all the volunteers and visitors who made this year’s Haunted Mine Tour the best ever! Michigan Tech students from Alpha Psi Omega, Blue Key, Blue Key Honors society, the Geology Club, Arnold Air Society, Engineering World Health, Pre-Health Association, and ...

Don’t hassle your REA Board

To the editor: Be assured that your REA demonstrated democracy in action following the June 2017 Annual Meeting.  Just refer to Craig Borr’s  June 30 letter titled “Democracy ruled at OCREA meeting” referring to a redistricting resolution. Continuing to demonstrate democracy in ...

Christ’s promise kept despite Luther

To the editor: Robert Pieti’s recent letter, asserting our need for a Biblically-based “new Reformation,” was an offensive appeal and factually inaccurate. Although Pieti professes Biblical fidelity, his perspective is irreconcilable with Christ’s promise, “…I will build my ...

Library vote is not tax increase

To the editor: I urge all voters of Houghton and Portage Township to vote yes on Tuesday to renew the operational millage for the Portage Lake District Library. The vote does not increase your taxes. It is a renewal to maintain library funding. PLDL provides a multitude of activities, ...

Baraga Co. backs voter suppression

To the editor: At the October meeting of the Baraga County Board, a resolution was passed in favor of limiting a citizen’s right to vote, which passed unanimously with one board member absent. It reads, “…no citizen shall be entitled to vote for a candidate seeking election to the ...

Liberals practice compassion

To the editor: A recent letter in the Wall Street Journal by a conservative explained that liberalism is a failed system for the following reasons: liberals believe that welfare cures poverty, that capitalism is a corrupt economic system, that conservatives are born racists, that no limits be ...

Luther has his share of faults

To the editor: Robert Pieti in his letter of Oct. 21 writes an obsequious encomium to Martin Luther along with several quite myopic Soteriological Biblical quotations. Quoting the Bible proves absolutely nothing. Throughout the Middle Ages in Europe, Jews were subjected to anti-Semitism ...

Finland’s independence

To the editor: This letter corrects typographical errors in my Sept. 30 letter and includes more facts. I wrote about misleading comments (in a Sept. 16 article) regarding the Finns. I said Finland was in the Swedish kingdom “for 650 years (until 1809),” not 1806, as it was ...

Road safety during dark season

To the editor: As the days quickly get shorter, we’d like to remind everyone to stay aware of others who may be using the road with you while on your way to work, school, or fun. Vehicle accidents with adults and children who are walking or biking tend to increase around this time of year. ...

Power Puff pigskin project

To the editor: On Oct. 15, as my senior class project, I set up a fundraiser for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, by putting on a Powder Puff Football game for the Lake Linden High school girls at Warner Athletic Field. To put on an event like this I needed a lot of sponsorship from local ...

Options to solve jail problem

To the editor: The proper use of taxpayer money is a good thing? Jail security and the well-being of the citizens is a good thing! The city of Houghton is offering to help Houghton County figure out a solution to its jail issue (Gazette, Oct 26). Options: 1.  Add on to the County jail in ...

Community wants to change thinking

To the editor: The LGBT community is a powerful organization. It is attempting to change our country for the worse. Its values are contrary to the Holy Bible upon which our nation was founded.  It is trying to change our way of thinking by claiming that LGBT ideals are totally acceptable and ...