Letters to the Editor

Wondering about Kitwen

To the editor: Thank you Mrs. Carolyn C. Peterson, for asking pertinent questions, regarding the possibilities related to the future of our County Jail. The questions offered by Mrs. Peterson need to be answered before any vote should be taken. We need to be informed, have input, and ask ...

Further concerns at Hancock High

To the editor: Unlocked doors are only the tip of the iceberg in Hancock Middle and High School’s safety issues. On February 19, 2018 I attended an IEP meeting at the school with my daughter. During the course of the meeting I informed Principal Ohan that my grandson had been threatened to ...

Alternative to Mac tunnel plan

To the editor: Instead of taking on such an ambitious project, why not start small, with a tunnel beneath the Portage Canal, as an alternate method of getting to the Keweenaw Peninsula via the only one-way bottleneck we have now; namely the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. For years people have been ...

Polluting without penalty is over

To the editor: Pragmatism is defined as the practical approach to problems. This means if I am going to be pragmatic, I have to set aside pre-conceived opinions and evaluate problems as level headedly as possible. It may mean, at times, I will have to choose the lesser of two evils. How do ...

Grace of God needed again

To the editor: History repeats itself - first as a tragedy, then the second time as a farce. The autocratic nationalistic movement of Adolf Hitler’s politics (1932-1945) resulted in more than 50 million human deaths, plus countless additional deaths (plants and animals). This tragedy ...

Santa appears at Mohawk Legion

To the editor: We would like to give a great big thank you for all who helped make Santa at Mohawk Legion a success: Shopko Calumet, Pat’s IGA, Erickson Crowley, Mohawk Superette, Slim’s, Sara Lee (Bimbo), Econo Foods, Wal-mart. Mohawk Park, Bill, Brian and Julie, Carol, Eric and ...

Hail to the snow plow drivers

To the editor: I’d like to give a big shout-out to the Houghton County Road Commission and all the contractors who worked so diligently to get our Houghton Canal Road open again. Kudos to you all. Merry Christmas

Christmas lites on cement trucks

To the editor: Many thanks to Superior Sand & Gravel for so thoughtfully (and cleverly) putting Christmas lights on the cement mixer truck parked in their lot at night. Everyone who sees it really enjoys it. In fact, we enjoy it so much we took a picture of it and put it in our ...

Locals cited for blood drives

To the editor: On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank teacher Stephen Smith (Hancock High School), Patrice Lompre (Finlandia University), Mary Markham (Chassell High School), Pre-Health Association (MTU), teacher Joe Heflin (Calumet High School) and Ashley Laitinen ...

Families course on mental illness

To the editor: “The Family to Family class was a lifesaver for us.” This comment is frequently heard in feedback about the free course for families from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). When mental illness hits an individual it also impacts the family and support people ...

Fair encourages creators of art

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in making the 13th Annual Keweenaw Art Affair a success! It takes a lot of work and coordination by many people to host Art Affair, and this year was exceptional despite the weather. Keweenaw Art Affair ...

Source of Bible’s knowledge

To the editor: A Nov. 6 letter failed to prove that historical events on which Judaism and Christianity are based are myths rather than facts. This is typical of the misinformation in that letter: “...fundamentalists accept as definitive the...mythological writings of semi-literate, ...

Vote harvesting legal in Calif.

To the editor: Nancy Pelosi will now be able to make the next two years a plague for President Trump. Maybe the Dems will launch the 89 resolutions calling for Trump to be impeached. What crimes has he committed? Don’t know, doesn’t matter. They just want him out. Although the Dems, or ...

Seek more public input on jail

To the editor: The problems of jail overcrowding and courthouse inadequacies did not disappear when voters narrowly rejected the millage proposal on Nov. 6. We have a responsibility as citizens of this county to work with our commissioners to address the crisis. Many questions need to be ...

Bipartisan fix of climate change

To the editor: After this summer’s Father’s Day flood, it’s increasingly important that we respond to climate change to protect our community. Last week, two Republican and three Democratic representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that could go a long way ...

Lame ducks threaten G. Lakes

To the editor: This month, the lame duck Legislature is working hard to undermine good governance. Regardless of where you stand regarding Line 5 and the proposed tunnel, we can all agree that any decision requires thoughtful deliberation. Transferring decision-making abilities to the ...

Veteran got great care at HCMCF

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March, 2018, he was in Rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

We need spiritual climate change

To the editor: There is so much talk about climate change nowadays — and there is probably some valid concern for that — but my heart aches with a critical need for spiritual climate change. There is a constant ungiving change but in the wrong direction. As a senior citizen looking ...

Bipartisan bill on energy transition

To the editor: On Black Friday, the U.S. government issued the National Climate Assessment, a report that details how human-caused climate change will negatively impact the U.S. economy and the health of our citizens. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress that will encourage ...

Crafters, Bakers Bazaar a success

To the editor: I would like to formally thank everyone who helped make this years annual all-local Crafters and Bakers Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Church in Lake Linden on Nov. 24 another great success. Donations were greatly appreciated from Sarazin Dental, Coppermine Restaurant, Fconofoods, ...