Letters to the Editor

Vaccination safety points

To the editor: I have been a licensed pharmacist for nearly 30 years. The points I wanted to make at my PLDL Vaccine Safety presentation were as follows: 1. Proper vaccine safety and effectiveness studies have not, and are not, being done. We can say this with certainty, because vaccines ...

Unwanted pets endure suffering

To the editor: The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group holds garage sales all summer long in an effort to earn money to help people spay or neuter their pets. We help to spay/neuter both dogs and cats. We want to do this because we are keenly aware of the suffering that unwanted domestic ...

Dingell backed gun rights

To the editor: After all the rhetoric eulogizing the late congressman John Dingell, I never read or heard one word of his staunch support for the Second Amendment and his long affiliation with the NRA in any article. When John Dingell was first elected to Congress in the mid-1950s you could ...

Barkell PTO Pancake Breakfast

To the editor: On behalf of Barkell Elementary PTO in Hancock, I would like express our appreciation for those who helped us with our recent Pancake Breakfast. This is our largest fundraiser, and it would not be possible without the assistance of local businesses, organizations and people. ...

Angels out after snow storm

To the editor: Thanks to the hard working men and women who have kept our roads open. They even cut down banks at crossings — Garnet and Sharon, for example. These workers come out in dangerous conditions to care for our public safety. And it was amazing to me that there was USPS ...

Secret snow blower strikes

To the editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever cleared the snow off my driveway on Monday morning. You can't imagine the smile on my face when I saw I didn't have to shovel all that snow. You absolutely made my day! Thank you again! Taara Ryan Laurium

Beautiful evening in Hancock

To the editor: On behalf of the Hancock Business and Professionals Association, we would like to extend a big thank you to all who took part in our winter Progressive Dinner on Valentine’s Day.  A special thanks to all the businesses that participated, to Missy at The Flower Shop for ...

Life Outreach Diaper Drive

To the editor: The Life Outreach Center in Hancock would like to thank everyone who participated in our Diaper Drive that we held in December. A special thank you goes out to the following churches who served as collection sites: SS Peter and Paul Lutheran, St. Albert the Great, St. Anne’s ...

Tax thoughts from longtime taxpayer

To the editor: From age 12 until I retired, I paid plenty of property and income taxes without complaint, knowing they paid for vital services like police, fire, ambulance and schools, as well as some hospitals and nursing facilities. I paid other taxes like excise and fuel and vehicle ...

Trump succeeds despite Resistance

To the editor: Today our economy is humming along at a rate which Obama and his fellow party members told us would never occur. We were destined to be a service economy a la flipping burgers at McDonald’s. A stagnant employment rate, a sluggish economy, threats from North Korea and Iran and ...

Tariffs are taxes paid by Americans

To the editor: One more time for slow people: The people who buy goods from China pay the tariff. China doesn't pay anything to the U.S. government due to tariffs. This is a tax on American consumers. The U.S. has not gained millions of dollars because of tariffs, but millions of Americans ...

Opinions must meet standards

To the editor: Cal Thomas' column on Tuesday, Feb. 19: "Premises, Premises: Trump Critics Start With The Wrong One" was the most inane, irresponsible, factually incorrect and obviously biased piece I have read in years. His lack of acknowledgment of the massive evidence which proves without ...

Jesus is physical image of God

To the editor: I am responding to Robert Kohtala's letter, which tried to convince us that Jesus is not God. I would like to present evidence that Jesus is indeed the physical image of a spiritual (invisible) God. If God himself were to appear before us on earth, we would have all dropped ...

Bible stands on its own

To the editor: In response to the letter from David M. Keranen title: “Humans devised biblical fables,” first of all I find Julian Jaynes the Pope and The Daley Lama to be very interesting men, and it would be fun to sit down and have a long conversation with them. When one has been on ...

Local support for Heikinpaiva

To the editor: With the Polar Vortex looming, we members of the city of Hancock’s Finnish Theme Committee had doubts whether the bear would be willing to roll over late last month to mark the midpoint of winter as we celebrated Heikinpaiva. But, our fears were allayed when thousands of ...

See small truths all around us

To the editor: In a beautiful children’s book, “Old Turtle and the Broken Truth”, author Douglas Wood (watercolor illustrations by Jon J. Muth) warns of the danger of an exclusive belief system that does not honor the wholeness of creation. It is an appropriate parable for our ...

Big money limits need balance?

To the editor: I recently wrote to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman in support of HR 1, the For the People Act introduced by John Sarbanes, D-MD. Bergman replied by correctly listing the main points of the proposed legislation, which is designed to “…ban campaign contributions by corporations ...

Who speaks for working people?

To the editor: Americans have been bombarded for over a century with the idea that socialism is another word for communism and that it is very bad. The word socialism is just another word for the social contract that we make with one another as Americans. All it means is that we, ...

Jesus is not God but son of God

To the editor: The book “Cult Shock” mislabels Christians as cultists who don’t believe “Jesus is the true God. He called his father “the one true God.” Despite their doctrinal differences, Jesus accepts all devout Christians: “(E)veryone who acknowledges me before men, I also ...

No salvation from political parties

To the editor: Amid all of America’s problems, it is highly important for the whole-hearted Christian to keep his/her eyes focused on the creator. Remember, there is no salvation in any political party. The prince of this world, Satan, is responsible for causing confusion, a few examples of ...