Letters to the Editor

150th party a huge success

To the editor:Thank you to all who attended our celebration and made it a great success.Thank you to the Gazette and local radio for your extensive coverage.We would also like to thank the following sponsors:Ripley Ski Hill, Magnuson Hotel, DPM Assessing, Julio Contracting, RC Mechanical, Pat's ...

SKY thanks Econo Foods

To the editor:Simple Kindness for Youth would like to thank Econo Foods for helping make a successful fundraiser on Nov. 2. Colin and the checkout operators were genuinely fun to work with as volunteers from SKY bagged groceries. We'd also like to thank all of the generous Econo Foods customers ...

Kudos go to Paul Peterson

To the editor:Wonderful story, Paul Peterson, on Hubert Chopp. "Chuck," as we know him, is a very special neighbor and a legend in his own right in Swedetown. It's great to hear more the stories of his baseball career.Julia MunsonCalumet

Wolf hunt is just plain wrong

To the editor:Thank you for your article, "Wolf season is new kid on the Block," this November/Inside the DNR. As the granddaughter of a Michigan native, I am extremely disappointed at the state's decision to hold a wolf hunt that is unwanted, unneeded, and just plain wrong.The Endangered ...

Hunt will kill the wrong wolves

To the editor:In your recent article "Wolf Season is New Kid on the Block," it is stated that "the wolf season is a limited, targeted management hunt designed to minimize wolf-related conflicts in specific areas of the U.P."Any sensible person might nod and agree with such a tactic, but a ...

Decision on wolf hunt not sound

To the editor:The NRC's decision to hold a wolf hunt is not sound. It ignores the voices of Michigan citizens, and is not based on sound scientific principles.Over of a quarter of a million Michigan citizens signed the petition the last time to get the wolf hunt on the ballot. The Michigan ...

Somthing to think about

To the editor:The world will never run out of ink!It is the way to record think!When you read mine let my thoughts shrink!Let the tear be washed way, blink.There is a world out there on the brink!Millions on the road in nations, not allowed to think!Leaders like Obama with his ways to slink.A ...

Is nothing sacred anymore?

To the editor:Apparently nothing is sacred (literally).Volunteers in the Hancock community spent the last few months refurbishing the Sisters of St. Joseph Grotto (rock enclosure for display of a statue) that was on the grounds of the old St. Joseph's hospital.They did a great job with much ...

A big thanks to special families

To the editor:November is National Adoption Month and U.P. KIDS would like to recognize the special families that have opened their homes to children in need of a forever family.Currently, there are over 100,000 children in the United States foster care system available for adoption, and over ...

Hancock schools say thank you

To the editor:The Hancock Public Schools would like to thank Superior Sand and Gravel and their staff for donating materials, equipment and their time toward the improvement of our athletic field located at 501 Campus Drive. Without their support, we would not have been able to improve the ...

Nordic ski club says ‘thank you’

To the editor:Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club would like to thank all who helped in large and small ways with our recent benefit concert, the "Maasto Middle Bridge Music Jam", held Saturday Oct.12 at the Orpheum. We thank Mike Shupe of the Orpheum for being very gracious in hosting the event, for ...

Barkell event was a success

To the editor:The staff and students of Gordon G. Barkell Elementary School in Hancock would like to thank parents and community members for making our playground fundraiser held at the Kaleva Oct. 26, 2013 a huge success. A special thank you to Sandy and the Kaleva staff for allowing ...

Loading Zone outing was fun

To the editor:Another fun time was had by all who participated in our annual Loading Zone II Golf Outing held Sept. 15 and 16 at the Calumet Golf Course. The men's scramble was on Saturday and the mixed scramble on Sunday. We had a great time, a delicious meal and many prizes were given away. A ...

The ACA can be intimidating

To the editor:The bumpy roll-out of the Affordable Care Act web site has resulted in fear about the program. The program provides a single marketplace wherein a person who does not have affordable employer-provided health insurance can compare policies offered by several private insurance ...

A tribute to all our veterans

To the editor:The soldier, the sailor, And the citizen, so similar in so many ways.Two hands, ten toes, many passions.And A life of so many days.One might die for his friend, or his family. At least if he's build that way.But the other would die, for those who don't know his name, anytime, any ...

‘Santa’ would love a visit

To the editor:Ernie PoissonKnown to many as the "U.P. Santa," he owned and operated Ernie's Gas Station in Hubbell for 40-plus years. He also fixed and painted toys and bikes etc.He worked with the kids to make sure the U.P. children had Christmas gifts. He is in Our Lady of Mercy Nursing Home ...

Confused by health care

To the editor:I'm completely baffled and confused when it comes to health care and all the funds that filter into it.The Affordable Health Care Act was developed to help alleviate the problem of too many unfortunate hard working Americans, having no means to acquire or afford health ...

Grief program was a success

To the editor:The board and members of the Community Coalition on Grief and Bereavement would like to thank all who helped make the program "The Impact of Loss and Grief on Children and Teens" a success. Over 40 bereaved families attended.Thanks go to The Portage Lake District Library for the ...

Benefit help is appreciated

To the editor:A big huge thank you to all who came to and helped with the Cristy Laurie/Jason Melton Family Benefit.Thank you for all the monetary donations, soups, sandwiches, bakery and support.We would like to thank the following people and businesses for donations: Bonnie and Dave Ritchie, ...

Fire Department is very grateful

To the editor:The Chassell Volunteer Fire Department and the Chassell Medical First Responders would like to thank the following for their generous donations to our annual spaghetti dinner held on Oct. 19, 2013: Shelby Turnquist, Walmart, Rudy's Spice Company, and McDonald's. Congratulations to ...