Letters to the Editor

Letter called for gun violence

To the editor: I was appalled by the Oct. 13 letter to the editor suggesting or advocating gun violence toward the peaceful and nonviolent protesters. He stated “armed Second Amendment patriots” could destroy the resistance and Democrats. This is not patriotic, but cowardly and ...

Seventh Generation

To the editor: Winona LaDuke addressed a large group on MTU’s campus recently. She inspired us to follow the Green Path in covenant with the Creator. “We are good people,” she said, “but we must free ourselves from the old paradigms and embrace a worldview that doesn’t involve ...

Forward Pass should be abolished

To the editor: The high-school gridiron season nears an end. This season, historic for the Hancock Bulldogs, has been marked by the forward pass, something that has thoroughly corrupted the sport. "[P]assing is not football", said Gil Dobie, but despite this, the pigskin takes flight over ...

Local papers work hard

To the editor: Read Burgan, Lake Linden, had a thought-provoking letter in your Weekend Edition, Oct. 21/22. He makes good points about doing background checks on important stories, such as sales of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge (KLM) and of the Portage community hospital (a non-profit) to Duke ...

Vote ‘YES’ for Renewal Millage

To the editor: The Portage Lake District Library (PLDL) is a treasure of the Western U.P. and the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country supports a Yes vote in the Houghton City millage renewal that is scheduled on Tuesday November 7. Books are traditional at a library, but in the ...

Questions for a previous letter

To the editor: Keith Ojala's letter to the editor published on October 13 terrified me. He says that “Democratic protestors” could be destroyed “at the hand of the 2nd amendment patriots.” I have some questions for Mr. Ojala. Would you be proud to be famous for killing and injuring ...

Thanks from SKY

To the editor: A benefit dinner was held at the historic Miscowaubik Club on September 30th to benefit Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY). It was an amazing event and we have a lot of people to thank for contributing their time and talents. First of all, our board would like to thank Barb Rose ...

Family Funday

Copper Country Autism Awareness recently held its annual Family Funday on October 14 at the Mine Shaft in Houghton. Children on the autism spectrum disorder and their families enjoyed an afternoon of games, bowling and food. The event was made possible by a grant from Copper Country Elks ...

Blood drives make a difference, one pint at a time

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank the following organization and sponsors for hosting blood drives in the month of September; Ken & Carol Simula from Chassell Holy Trinity Church, Angela Luskin from Portage Health System, Angie Kolehmaninen ...

Turn to truth in new Reformation

To the editor: In 1505 Martin Luther committed his life to God and became a Roman Catholic monk. The church taught that unless everyone confessed their sins to a priest their sins were not forgiven. For years he sought to please both God and church by his own efforts of piousness and ...

Some Israelis are also terrorists

To the editor: Harley Sachs’ September 16 letter lauds the US for cutting $350 million of aid to Palestinians for killing an American and providing a pension to the families of people convicted of terrorism. First, Palestinians are routinely tortured into signing confessions in Hebrew that ...

Paper doesn’t do true journalism

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor questioned the Gazette’s failure to investigate the current buyer of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. Ignoring those questions, the Gazette rebutted: “Q: What does a seller say to a buyer who make (sic) an offer the seller accepts? A: ‘Sold.’ ...

Tourist family kicked out of tour

To the editor: On Oct. 14, my family and I were kicked out of the Quincy Mine Tour after we had already ridden the tram down the hill and ridden into the mine. I was told that my 2.5-year-old and my 4-month-old were too loud, and it echoed so other people on the tour couldn’t hear. Yes, ...

Lions Hunting and Sports Dinner

To the editor: The Lions Club wants to extend their gratitude to all the local businesses that contributed to our 16th annual Hunting and Sports dinner as there are too many to list. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the following the 43 sponsors who commit to continue there support ...

Lake Linden booster dinner

To the editor: The student athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the second annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Saturday, September 23 at the Bootjack ...

Chi miigwech manoomin

To the editor: It began as an idea sparked in the mind of Lac Vieux Desert tribal member Roger LaBine: “Do you think we could host a Wild Rice Camp here this fall?” LaBine and I were sitting in the Ford Center dining hall in Alberta with Scott Herron, Ferris State University Faculty ...

Condescending letter response

To the editor: The readers of the DMG put up with small-town newspaper foibles to support our local news: typos, misspellings and even recycling photos (as on 10/16 and 10/17 covers) are things I can live with. Condescending to your readers when they ask legitimate questions about your ...

Liberals out to grab your guns

To the editor: Keith Ojala said it all in his Oct. 13 letter. Democrats and their brainwashed legions of sycophants, snowflakes and “gimme this, gimme that” pantywaists are chafing to throttle the Second Amendment. If Dems are outspoken now and having their way while a GOP majority ...

Adams school fundraiser

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its fourth annual dinner, auction and raffle on Sept. 30. Executive Chef Eric Karvonen and his staff served an excellent dinner at the Jeffers High School. Event attendees were able to tour the high school, trades and ...

Need more info on lodge sale

To the editor: I have read with interest your articles about the sale of the Keweenaw Mt. Lodge. Since the last article appeared, two people who are closely involved with the Keweenaw Board of Commissioners have stated that the information in the Gazette is not accurate. Charles Miller, ...