Letters to the Editor

Calumet Theatre deserves respect

To the editor: I am writing about the Calumet Theatre. I want to thank the theater for letting kids come. My siblings and I have been going to the theater for many years on Wednesday to see the Movie Magic film series. I love the movies and of course, the prizes. I want to thank all the ...

No dampened spirits at concert

To the editor: An overcast evening did not dampen the spirits of everyone at the Omega House 11th annual summer benefit concert, “Friendship,” Wednesday evening, July 19. Performers from all over the Keweenaw volunteered their time, talent and good cheer. We want to thank Kiersten ...

Conservancy photo contest

To the editor: On behalf of the North Woods Conservancy, I thank the many individuals, community organizations, and businesses that helped make the 2016 North Woods Conservancy Photo Contest a success. Special thanks go to volunteers, Chris Kelley for poster design and John Dodge for ...

Support for Camp Read Away

To the editor: Superior AmeriCorps would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our annual Camp Read Away event. It is through the generosity of the local businesses and organizations that we are able to spread literacy and a love of reading throughout our ...

Fire department fundraiser

To the editor: The Twin Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came to support our annual pancake breakfast and wood raffle. This was our 20th event and once again a success. Special thanks to Krupps Mini Mart, Omer’s Golf Course, Memorial Chapel, UPPCO, ...

Ashamed of him, for him

To the editor: I am incensed that President Trump used his speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree to denigrate his predecessor and his former political opponent, as well as threaten to fire his AG.  What was he thinking?  What is wrong with this man?  He owes the Boy Scouts of America an ...

No empathy for people in jail

To the editor: We are sorry but, as a taxpayers, we do not want to spend another dollar or even a dime to house and feed people who are are not contributing to society or the community in a positive way. Many don’t work, are in jail for drinking, drugs, theft, B&E and domestic violence. ...

Questions about conservancy land

To the editor: The people of Keweenaw County have questions and want information, we care! Is preservation good for Keweenaw County and its economy, quality of life and property values? What percent and dollars has our county and each of our five townships lost in tax income over the last ...

First Public Safety Day

To the editor: On July 22, Keweenaw County held its first Public Safety Day in the Mohawk Park. Several hundred people showed up to support our local public safety personnel. We would like to thank and ask you to patronize the following businesses that sponsored this event and who continue to ...

More gifts of life given, collected

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Clint Kyro of Upper Great Lakes Family Health for hosting multiple blood drives in the month of June, July and August. Clint took it upon himself to encourage and schedule blood donors at each location. As a ...

No reason to abandon animals

To the editor: Abandoning domestic animals is against the law. It is not necessary to abandon your unwanted litters of kittens or puppies. We have had animal welfare organizations in the Copper Country since the early 1970s. That is over 40 years. This is not breaking news. Recently a ...

Millage will help district’s finances

To the editor: On Tuesday, the Ontonagon Area School District will ask voters of Ontonagon and Carp Lake Townships to consider a sinking fund millage of 1.3 mils for 10 years. A letter to the editor that appeared in the Ontonagon Herald on July 26 contained inaccurate information — this ...

Efficacy of prayer can’t be proven

To the editor: Stephen Danis mixes “facts” with “fiction” in his letter of July 9. Fiction in that some transcendental entity took the time to “send” this individual while neglecting the roughly 15,000 children that die every 24 hours to disease or starvation. Paraphrasing ...

Great day of fishing for kids

To the editor: A total of 243 kids registered for the 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by the Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club in conjunction with Calumet Township. The event at the Swedetown Pond was a huge success with the kids enjoying a wonderful day of fishing, a great lunch, ...

Frisbees flying at Agassiz Field

To the editor: The 60th Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament, held recently at Agassiz Field in Calumet, was the largest in more than three decades. The organizers would like to thank the following sponsors: The Scholies at Coca-Cola/Hancock Bottling; Calumet Township; Calumet ...

Fight human trafficking

To the editor: Federal , state, and local officials are teaming up in the fight against human trafficking including Secretary of State Tellerson, Secretary Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security, along with other policy leaders. Many arrests are being made around the country due to ...

In appreciation of all nurses

To the editor: I’m writing this letter in admiration of all nurses, no matter where you work. Nurses are expected to do mandatory doubles working two shifts back to back if another nurse calls in. They are then expected to work their next shift as well giving them little to no sleep. This ...

God is not a cruel tyrant

To the editor: A letter (July 22) said I am a “professing Christian,” which is not a real one, because I believe souls are not yet immortal. That letter also claimed the Bible doesn’t say that souls can be annihilated. The letter said, “only atheistic/evolutionist liberals” ...

Synergy of smelter and Isle Royale

To the editor: On a recent guided tour of the Quincy Smelter, it was mentioned that there is discussion of relocating the Isle Royale National Park (IRNP) headquarters to this site. Thirty years ago, I worked for five years to help create the Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP). In ...

Safe event after commencement

To the editor: Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and the Class of 2017 would like to thank the following businesses who made contributions towards their All Night Alcohol-Free Graduation Party. Thanks to your support, we had a very successful and safe event following the commencement ...