Letters to the Editor

We are so lucky to have Trump

To the editor: Folks, we should be so grateful to have Donald Trump running this country. He is willing to spend his retirement working for us instead of playing golf. Did you know that he is a very accomplished golfer? He has won tournaments. He could be playing his own courses. He is a ...

Ban Medicaid repayment

To the editor: If Debbie Dingell and her caucus really believe in their new-found right, “If you live in America, you’ve got a right to affordable quality health care, period,” they can act on it today. Propose a law, to wit: “No one shall be required to repay funds ...

Still time to take narrow road

To the editor: Life’s journey lasts only so long, as evidenced by the obituaries in the daily newspaper. For some it is shorter than for others. And then what? In our journey through life everyone stands at a crossroad where there are two roads (gates) but only one choice. Two sign posts ...

We all are part of community

To the editor: We each see many examples of anger, selfishness, and greed. After the Father’s Day flood we saw many examples of a community coming together to help neighbors in need. You may have noticed several quiet examples of community support. Several rescue workers, local and out of ...

Your worldview must include God

To the editor: Troubling signs of the times are upon us with no letup in sight. No surprise with Satan being prince of this world. Consider these issues: 1. Wisconsin federal judge orders taxpayers to foot gender reassignment surgery cost for Medicaid recipients. 2. Pedophiles, claiming ...

Sullivan letter endorses Sullivan

To the editor: John Sullivan requests your support. John is a write-in candidate for city of Houghton (Fourth District) County Commissioner in the Aug. 7 primary election. To vote for John Sullivan, write in “John Sullivan” on the ballot as County Commissioner for the Fourth District. ...

Vote against gerrymandering

To the editor: For most of our country’s history, politicians have had the power to redraw voting districts every 10 years based on the federal census. This allows them to choose their own voters – by drawing “safe” districts for themselves – rather than voters choosing their ...

Appreciate UP’s natural beauty

To the editor: John Pepin’s column on Friday, July 20, was truly beautiful!  He writes about a river that has spoken to his heart since he was a child.  Although the river is indifferent to human activity and attention, the author refers to it lovingly, as a living being: “With a ...

Copper Country Strong at quarry

To the editor: On June 20, we joined the lines in and out of Valley View Quarry. We were in a relatively small half-ton Silverado amid of Houghton county Dump trucks on a common mission -to get gravel to repair damage caused by flash flooding. The manager was gracious and helpful in the midst ...

14th annual kids fishing derby

To the editor: More than 160 youngsters enjoyed a day of fishing, food and prizes at the 14th annual Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club kids fishing derby held at the Swedetown pond in Calumet on July 21, 2018. Thank you to Greg Nakkula and Mark Johnson for chairing the event. An extra ...

Trump turned GOP into cult

To the editor: Isn’t the First Amendment and freedom of the press great? In the June 30 DMG, Lois Jean Dahlquist wrote: “I believe the Lord put Trump in office, and he can protect him.” Why do some Christians blame God whenever human beings with free will make stupid choices? Even ...

Support Veterans Office referendum

To the editor: The voters of Hougton County on August 7, will be asked to vote on a .15 millage proposal for the operation of the local Veterans Affairs Office. This proposal will cost the average taxpayer in $7.50 a year. The favorable support of this millage proposal is needed for the ...

Fourth of July in South Range

To the editor: It was another successful year for the South Range 4th of July parade,events and fireworks. We would like to say thank you to our 4th of July committee volunteers,organizations and private citizens which helped us with the celebration. Our committee of volunteers: Casandra ...

Friends book sale supports library

To the editor: The Friends of the Calumet Public Library held our 2018 annual Book Sale on June 22-23, which was very successful.   We would like to thank the people who came to our sale and purchased books.  All the money raised will be used to benefit the CLK Public School Library. I ...

City’s consensus of ignorance

To the editor: On March 14, an injustice took place at the Houghton city rental board meeting, a consequence of fear, ignorance, and stupidity.  There are many reasons for seeking an R1 rental license in an R1 zone. A couple on retirement may decide to move south, but may want to save ...

Female cycling’s come long way

To the editor: After realizing a brief popularity in women’s fashion during the 1850s, the bloomer outfit experienced a major comeback in the 1890s. But instead of formal dress, bloomers had evolved as athletic apparel resembling knickerbockers, tucked just below the knees. The ...

Thankful for law enforcement

To the editor: On behalf of our emergency department doctors, nurses and staff at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to our local law enforcement officers for everything you do to keep our facility and the community safe. We are so ...

Taught us about wildlife

To the editor: The Keweenaw Family Resource Center would like to thank Gary and Linda Willis for their help with our Exploring Nature Playgroup. Gary and Laura came out and taught us all a few things about the wildlife in our area. The children enjoyed there stories and they made the event a ...

P-cake breakfast 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 held on July 8. Special thanks to Krupp’s Mini-Mart, Econo Foods, McDonalds, Memorial Chapel, UPPCO, Omer’s Golf Club and those who made ...

Little League says thank you

To the editor: The Portage Lake Little League Board would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Sponsors Included: Auto Pro Glass and Tire, Chassell VFW, Copper Country Elks, DP Construction, The Douglass Agency, J. Peltier Construction, Hancock Bottling, Houghton Rotary, ...