Letters to the Editor

Globalization of indifference

What To Do?We have fallen victim to the globalization of indifference. The holiday season for some is a time for escape...even suicide. Why? Churches turn down food for large families (11, 9, 5) in need of food from well stocked food pantries; because of where they live. C'mon mankind! There is ...

Wolf hunting is inefficient

To the editor:DNR wolf managers were quoted extensively in a November 2013 Associated Press news article. From their statements, I have some questions and have drawn some conclusions.They said they are trying to estimate the impact of wolf mortality. Illegal kills, which are impossible to ...

Christmas event was appreciated

To the editor:My son and I just got back from enjoying the delightful Christmas in Laurium at our Village Hall. Besides visiting with Santa, they had a wonderful table of goodies, great kid's game, and we even were treated to a ride in a real fire engine around town...a hit with my 7 year old ...

There is no greater gift

To the editor:Christmas is a time for giving gifts, sharing our time and food with family and friends. I would like to focus on giving and receiving gifts.Most people enjoy buying and giving the people they love and care for, the ones they value, a nice gift at Christmas time. But, in this ...

Closing clinic was a mistake

To the editor:This past week, our community lost a local business that provided medication to many patients that relied on their services.I am talking about Northern Specialty Health, what once was our community's medical marijuana dispensary.This occurred due to a local citizen filing a ...

Thanks from the Barkell PTO

To the editor:The Barkell Elementary School PTO would like to thank all of those who helped make our annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 7th a huge success! We are so grateful to the students, families, and community members who, along with the faculty and staff of Barkell, gave so ...

A Christmas Angel at work

To the editor:I want to thank the angel that was coming out of Walmart on November 27th, the same time I was going in. I smiled at her and said, "Hi!", and she said "Hi!" back, but she also said, "I received a bonus at work today, and I wanted to share it with you!" as she handed me a Walmart ...

His kindness was rewarded

To the editor:How nice to see in the paper earlier this week that Jeanene Tepsa was the winner of the muzzleloader. She was giving it to her husband Steve for Christmas. How appropriate, given the fact that Steve gave up his prize(s) in a Halloween contest run by one of our local radio stations ...

Christmas Walk was a success

To the editor:Hancock Business and Professionals Association would like to thank the following people and organizations for helping to make our annual Christmas Walk that was held on Friday, November 29 a success.Ramada Inn, Shottle Bop, Daily Mining Gazette, Superior National Bank, Fiber ...

Wolf hunt is not will of the people

To the editor:What used to be criminal - killing wolves not directly involved in livestock or dog conflicts- was legalized through forceful acts of Michigan's legislature and governor. The consequence has gone from being fined to getting a trophy, bragging rights and feel-good news coverage. ...

Laurium project deserves praise

To the editor:I would like to take this means in thanking and congratulating the Laurium Village Council and the village administrator for their determination on the new street scape of M-26 Laurium, Third Street, and the new entrance to Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.Your two years in planning, and ...

Day that won’t be forgotten

To the editor:It is 100 years since the Italian Hall Tragedy on Christmas Eve of 1913. Someone falsely hollered FIRE at the second floor Christmas party. Everyone panicked and rushed down the stairway, 73 died 58 were children.On November 13, 1989, we invited, Secretary of Interior, Manuel ...

There’s still time to give

To the editor:Deciding the needs of the community are too great to give up. With requests over $126,000 coming from our current Partner Agencies and knowing there are additional needs, we simply cannot turn our back now on a goal that needs to be met.We are currently at 31 percent of our ...

A discussion on the word ‘faith’

To the editor:Faith, including religious faith, has been defined by some as "pretending to know things that you really don't know." However, this definition tends to make faith a trivial game of "let's pretend", and religious people take their faith more seriously, even though it may be ...

Straight talk on Obamacare

To the editor:Facts on Obama care -1 - You must be admitted to the hospital by your primary care physician in order for Medicare to pay for it.If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor it is treated as out patient care where hospital cots are not covered.2 - At age 76 when you need it ...

Kathy’s benefit was a success

To the editor:The fundraiser for Kathy Spagnotti was a huge success due to the support from the community. A special thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event. Thank you to those who donated their time and talents either helping in the kitchen preparing and serving the food, ...

Greetings to DMG and all

To the editor:To the greatest and friendliest newspaper I know, I wanted to wish my hometown newspaper, all of it's employees, all Copper Country residents, and all U.P. residents, a very merry Christmas, and a wonderful and joyous New Year.May everyone's holiday season be a safe one, filled ...

Aliens are agents of a Higher Power

To the editor:Alien ideas live in the human psyche as a result of the creative powers of the human mind. Many people have imagined countless details of these beings and their paraphernalia. Usually aliens carry negative connotations for humanity in entertainment. Huge amounts of money have been ...

Sex tax would be a winner

To the editor:This may shock you. In this state we have huge income from various sin taxes. We have a tax on alcohol, on nicotine addiction (tobacco), and income from gambling on the lottery and video poker machines. When marijuana is legalized here, as it is in Washington, we will have a tax ...

K-SNAG thanks VFW and others

To the editor:The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group (K-SNAG) would like to thank the Hubbell Veterans of Foreign Wars for donating the use of their building for our Christmas Sale Fund Raiser.They have generously allowed us the use of their building for the last three years. We always have ...