Letters to the Editor

Boogie for Brody event successful

To the editor:Family, Friends and the Entire Community,We would like to extend our thanks, though "thank you" seems inadequate, to everyone who came out and supported our son at the "Boogie For Brody" event held at the Chassell VFW on Saturday, June, 1st. Thank you to the VFW for hosting the ...

Volunteer work greatly appreciated

To the editor:Chassell Township Schools is working on a project to refinish the gym floor and replace the bleachers.To help save costs on the project, volunteers were asked to help dismantle the old bleachers.On Tuesday, June 4, 20 sports booster members and student athletes showed up with ...

Bible quotes out of context

To the editor:I am writing concerning the letter submitted a few weeks back from the reader in California. He mentioned three Bible verses that seemed to alarm him and turn him off. The problem is the verses were quoted separately and out of the context of the surrounding verses. Luke 14:26 ...

Wolf law is good news for state

To the editor:The recently enacted "Wolf Law", SB 288, is good news because science trumped emotion. This reaffirms the commitment by the people of this state to properly manage our wildlife resources.Fortunately, we will not repeat the fiasco in which ill-informed and uninformed voters, ...

Grateful to all at Portage Health

To the editor:We don't know what we have until you need it.This letter is to give a big thank you to the doctors, nurses and attending staff at the Portage Hospital, ER, surgical team and ICU. Two months ago I brought my husband to the ER not knowing that a few hours later he would be ...

Thanks for Spring Fling support

The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative and the Parent Coalition would like to thank the following groups for their participation and support in making the 2013 Baraga County Spring Fling a success: Baraga Area Schools, Baraga County 4-H Program, Baraga County Little League, Baraga County ...

Millage passage is appreciated

Thank you to the residents of Adams township for passing the cemetery millage-our cemeteries look the best they have in years.Thank you to the shop class of Jeffers High for making the white crosses that mark our veterans graves.Thank you to Junior class of Jeffers high for helping repair the ...

Thanking Those who helped

To the editor:On June 1, 2013, Kelly Wittenburg and I hiked 28 miles of the Appalachian Foothills trail in North Carolina with Curesearch. Curesearch is an organization that provides funding for pediatric cancer research. Together we were able to raise $6,275 and complete the hike in a little ...

Jeffers grads look the part

To the editor:Congratulations to the Jeffers Class of 2013. Your pictures are beautiful and all of you look so professional. Be proud of yourselves. To me, you look like a graduate should look - no hats, goofy t-shirts or poses.Yes, I'm from the "old school" and a proud graduate of Jeffers ...

DNR misleading regarding wolves

To the editor:One might get the impression that MDNR is conducting a feud against local wolves rather than conserving them. Show me if I'm wrong.1. They report the incidents "at Atlantic Mine" as if in the community, thus a threat to humans. Actually they were miles away in the sparsely ...

Elks appreciate all the support

To the editor:The Copper Country Elks held a members dinner to raise funds for our Major Projects.The Elks is a charitable fraternal organization.We work to support our local charities as well as Bay Cliff.This event was successful because of the donations from our business community as well as ...

Conditions in jail are poor

To the editor:This is in response to Sheriff McLean's comment of "deliberate indifference" in regards to lawsuits due to the conditions at the Houghton County Jail. Along with the comments of Kevin Coppy who knows the jail is/will not up to Department of Corrections requirements. I can attest ...

Grateful for help with dog

To the editor:My wife and I would like to send a great big thank you to the person who helped us with our dog, Moose, on Friday, May 17.Moose had been having seizures and we had taken him to Copper Country Vets to have him checked out. After Moose's exam-while we were waiting for his blood ...

Is Big Louie in the record book?

To the Editor:Big Louie Moilanen was said to be the tallest man in the world in his time. But is he in the Guiness Book of Records?The first edition of the Guiness Book of Records was published in 1955, forty-two years after Big Louie passed away. Annual editions have been published since ...

Evolution is a farce

To the editor:"Evolution just gives a plausible explanation...." (DMG 4-16-13) Not! You can't get something from nothing. "[Evolution] is so highly probable." Not!The writer talks as if statements by "prominent" people are facts. They're mere opinions ... wishful thinking ... ...

Don’t be silenced

To the editor:During the lame duck session, Michigan's Governor Snyder signed into law, Public Act 520, designating the wolf a game animal.A referendum drive was launched and signatures were gathered in every Michigan County by registered Michigan voters. Last week, the Secretary of State ...

Thanks for resolving parking issue

To the editor:I would like to thank the following people for their effort to resolve the parking issue at the Laurium Ball Parks.First, Mr. Mattson of Dirt Works Construction Company who found the road relocation project was possible. Then, Mr. Sickler of Mohawk Sand and Gravel for his offer of ...

Profound thanks

To the editor:On October 20, 2012, we learned that our three year old daughter Ana had a cancerous brain tumor. On that day the world changed for our entire family. We started a journey that took us to University of Michigan's Children's Hospital for brain surgery, and then on to MD Anderson ...

Great job at concert

To the editor:I attended the Houghton Middle School Spring Concert last night (May 7) to watch my niece play in the 7th & 8th Grade band and wanted to express my appreciation for the wonderful work both Ann Campbell and Kelly Fontaine have done with the students. It was plain to see how ...

Nice new store

To the editor:As I returned from a visit to my son's hone in Jacksonville, Flo., and walked into Louie's brand new store, I was greeted by none other than Louie himself. What a awesome job he and his family have done. I loved the open feeling and wide open spaces. The store offers a wide choice ...