Letters to the Editor

Thank you for job well done

To the editor: Recent editorials concerning newspaper bias have caused us to take a long, hard look at the media we can access. We moved to the Upper Peninsula three years ago from a densely populated Midwest area. We enjoyed an excellent newspaper that published factual information and a ...

Take America back from sewer

To the editor: President James Madison said: “We have staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart.” Today, the Supreme Court has thrown out the Ten Commandments from public schools. What madness and insanity! St. Paul describes the Supreme Court, ...

Efficient UPPCO can save us money

To the editor: I am curious to know why all the other power supply companies in the United States Of America have figured out a way to supply power to their customers at a lower rate than our Upper Peninsula Power Company. Can it be possible that we are burdened by less-than-efficient ...

Education suffers with lack of arts

To the editor: Ewen-Trout Creek has held its new, expanded “Evening of the Arts,” and it is a night to be celebrated, its broadening welcomed. We might question, however, not only the plural “arts” to characterize past solemnities, but the 10-year absence of visual arts instruction ...

Consider who is disrespected

To the editor: In recent days significant damage was done to the Veterans Memorial in Copper City. It is very sad that our society has fallen to this level. It’s my opinion if the kids (assuming it was kids) are found, they and their parents should be sentenced by a judge to community ...

Leaving Paris pact seems risky

To the editor: The Paris climate accord is not socialism. It’s more like assuring we have productive rules for the competitive game we call capitalism. I think competition is great — when the players on the field are playing by rules that benefit the majority of humanity. That’s where ...

Protect energy infrastructure

To the editor: I believe that our energy infrastructure in the state has been taken for granted by some of our residents. We depend on our state’s infrastructure for many things including our jobs. Businesses are directly impacted by the costs they pay to meet their energy needs and without ...

Scripture should be noble, pure

To the editor: I see in Rachel Laurn’s May 29 letter to the DMG that she refers to me as an atheist. If someone rejects the god of the Abrahamic religions, it does not follow that the person is an atheist. But what is an atheist? One definition would be a-theist, or non-theist, i.e., a ...

Pitched in until all flags were out

To the editor: We’d like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful people who took the time to come to Forest Hills Cemetery on May 20 to place flags on all the veterans’ graves. We were a small group this year, but everyone pitched in until all the flags were out even though it meant ...

Great turnout for safety course

To the editor: The Keweenaw Atv Club would like to say Thank You to The Keweenaw County Sheriffs Office, Ahmeek Fire and Rescue, Vollwerth’s, and Calumet and Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club for helping to put on a successful ATV safety course. We had 20 kids in the class. It was a great ...

Women belong in public service

To the editor: Encourage and then support a woman you know to run for public office. Her education and job experience make her more than qualified. However, she has credentials that we ALL overlook and our country desperately needs. She is our nation’s caregiver. American women do 66 ...

Democrats’ base of undeserving voters

To the editor: Isn’t it about time? About time, that is, for an investigation of voter fraud. Let’s see what happens with President Trump’s commission to investigate voter fraud. Let’s see if the media is able to shut this one down — their primary resource, I submit, is what may be ...

God defends those who believe

To the editor: I see our favorite atheist friend, David Keranen, has questions about Passover. I love that he is dwelling so much on the things of God! I will be happy to discuss Passover! So, imagine for one moment that there is a spiritual world in addition to our physical world. This ...

Loved enough to die for our sins

To the editor: A good teacher doesn’t just provide information, but asks questions to find out what the student understands. Jesus was such a teacher during his brief time on Earth 20 centuries ago. A letter (May 9) claimed that a Syrophoenician woman taught Jesus something he didn’t ...

Booster Bash backs Gremlins

To the editor: The Houghton All Sports Booster Club would like to thank the many businesses and citizens of our community who donated to our 23rd Annual Booster Bash on April 22. With your support, we are able to provide safety equipment, uniforms, and other items necessary for all of our ...

Conservation fundraiser

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 41st anniversary banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Steve Baker Farm Bureau, Copper Country Ford, ...

Israeli oppression goes unreported

To the editor: Interesting and important things happen completely unreported by the US media. The Jewish Voice for Peace annual meeting in Chicago attracted 1,000 against 600 last year. This focus group on Palestinian rights, whose membership is not confined to Jews, is gaining so much ...

Rapid climate change is fact

To the editor: Yesterday, I stumbled upon my old helicopter pilot log book. This is the record of where, when and who I worked for. My civilian career began on the North Slope of Alaska as a young Bell 212 co-pilot flying under the tutelage of, literally, battle-hardened Vietnam vets. As ...

Rekindled hope in people

To the editor: Just when I was giving up hope on humanity because of the terrible things that are happening in the world, I witnessed something that rekindled my hope. I had witnessed a serious car accident and I was first on the scene because it happened behind me. Immediately after, people ...

Blood drives help local area

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank the many people in the Houghton and surrounding areas for hosting blood drives in the month of April, Cassie Cecchettini and the MTU Health Occupations Group; Maddy Lehman, Houghton High School; Patrice Lompre, ...