Letters to the Editor

Overwhelmed by support

To the editor:We are overwhelmed by the support from everyone who attended the Brody Ronald Etelamaki Benefit at the Lakes Lounge on June 30. Thank you all for coming. Heartfelt gratitude to the American Legion Post 90 for their generous donation and use of their great facility, and to the ...

Bible teaches about love

To the editor:A March 15 letter condemning Christianity and the Bible quoted this from the book, "Letter to a Christian Nation": "Christians have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured and killed people in the name of God ..."That also describes what militant atheists did ...

MusicFest was a big success

To the editor:The Keweenaw County Historical Society wishes to thank all those responsible for making the 5th Annual MusicFest at the Historic School in Gay, MI on July 6, 2013 a very successful event.Entertainment was provided by: 1) Singin' Sheriff, Ron Lahti, Joe Kezele & Andrea ...

Clearing up the Big Annie story

To the editor:I have been privileged with opportunities to reintroduce the story and legacy of Annie Clemenc to the Keweenaw. My initial plan was simple and minimal, but a quality representation developed with support from the community.This letter is intended to clarify some of the ...

Rep. Dianda explains his vote

Recently, I voted against the Michigan legislature's plan to expand Medicaid (HB 4714). I know there has been some confusion about why I voted the way I did, and I apologize for that. Let me take this opportunity to explain the expansion plan that was on the table, and why I could not give it ...

It was a great year at BHK

Summer is here, school busses off the roads and it is time to reflect on the year. As the Chairperson of the BHK Parent Policy Council, I am pleased to share for our group as a whole. We are thankful for the experiences and benefit our children/all children received in BHK programs.As Parent ...

Thanks for help with the Fourth

To the editor:The South Range Fourth of July Committee of the South Range business Association thanks all our local businesses, sponsors, donors and to those who helped patronize our annual fundraisers in making our annual Fourth of July celebration a fun and festive event for all.South Range ...

Library friends offer their thanks

To the Editor:We Friends of the Calumet Public Library held our annual fundraising book sale on June 29, and it was extremely successful. Many individuals and businesses helped greatly. We heartily thank:Dan Riutta Contracting, who donated two months of book storage space.Designotype ...

A tip of the hat to the KBC

To the editor:Only in America, Land of Opportunity, Alive and WellHaving grown up on Jay and the Americans hit song, "Only in America, Land of Opportunity," I was able to live the dream, chase the rainbow and experience the excitement of "shooting for the moon". My father always said, "if you ...

The dangerous rise of satanism

To the editor:A person may wonder which group is more delusional: those that practice satanism, or those that practice atheism. In the modern world, satanism goes back to Canaan, the fourth and youngest son of Ham, and also Nimrod, the youngest son of Cush, who was the eldest son of Ham.As you ...

Visit here was time well spent

To the editor:I am glad it is close, "it" being going home. This has been by far the most successful writing time I have ever experienced. I hope I find a way to keep it going when I re-enter the world, leaving this expanse of granite water, which I grant it, is a muse of the first ...

Thanks for help on the Fourth

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make the Mohawk, Fulton 4th of July a big success. The following Businesses and people donated items to the event: Slim's Caf, American Legion Post 230, Cliff Perreault, Econo Foods, Mohawk Superette, and Country Hearth.Also thank you to all ...

Please return my sunglasses

To the editor:This letter is to the person who stole my burgundy-red sunglasses from St. Vincent de Paul's dressing room on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Hancock. Shame on you. I set them down while trying on items, went to the counter to pay for my things, then I realized I left my glasses.Upon ...

UPPCO hike not necessary

To the Editor:In case you haven't heard, UPPCO wants ANOTHER rate increase for 2014 (this time 8.1 percent).If approved, this will be the third rate increase they've received in just the last 5 years, and would mean another $120 added to the average annual household electric bill.UPPCO ...

Reflection on growing older

To the editor:Ask me to be alert!In a world with too much hurt!With too many answers flirt!Who may I ask to listen, once a young "Hellion," as a squirt.Now at 83, over the hill, but alert!There isn't an action, forgotten, to add to accept what I write as dessert!To write to record is to earn my ...

CLK boosters are thankful

To the editor:The Calumet All Sports Booster Club and the student athletes of CLK schools offer our sincerest thanks to the over 70 businesses and individuals throughout the Copper Country and beyond who gave generously in support of the club's annual Spring Fling. We also thank everyone who ...

LBFE raffle winners named

To the editor:Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly announces the winners of the 2013 Friendship Raffle: First Prize - Danielle Hawthorne of Hancock; Second Prize - John Tobin of Koloa, Hawaii; Third Prize - Alex DeForge of Chassell; Fourth Prize -Glenda Zielinski of Ontonagon.We thank all ...

Rice Lake Fishing Derby successful

To the editor:The Lake Linden-Hubbell Sportsmen's Association would like to thank all of the businesses in Calumet, Copper Harbor, Hancock, Houghton, Hubbell, Lake Linden, Laurium, Mohawk and points in between for their generous donations which enabled us to have a successful 40th Rice Lake ...

The Keweenaw is a special place

To the editor:You have some very special people living in the U.P. To give you an example: Last winter just before Christmas my wife had to go to the pharmacy to get meds for a nasty flu bug. She said she'd only be out a half-hour and she wasn't going to take a lot of time changing, so she ...

Big thanks to postal workers

To the editor:To all the area U.S. Postal employees - thank you, thank you, thank you.There are no other words we can use to express our gratitude to all the area mail handlers, mail carriers and mail clerks.Our food pantry is stocked because of your thoughtfulness and the sharing of your time ...