Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Accept his love, receive salvation

To the editor: At Jesus’ birth God fulfilled a promise to send a savior to you (and me) — a love gift to all mankind. While walking on earth among man he displayed that great love to all, teaching all generations, you and me included, about his father’s love. When he was on the ...

Say prayer for business execs

To the editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their ...

Humans devised biblical fables

To the editor: According to Julian Jaynes (The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind) consciousness as we understand it today is a relatively new phenomenon. Tens of thousands of years ago humans didn’t have the sophisticated language that we have today. They went ...

Rich need to pay their fair share

To the editor: We have all heard that 40 percent or so of Americans cannot sustain a $400 emergency. We also know that the 1 percent has as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. What part of their wealth do they need to live even a lavish lifestyle? What happens to the rest of the ...

Awesome day for Helping Hands

To the editor: The Soup and Pulled Pork Fundraiser for Helping Hands of the Keweenaw on Jan. 19 was an awesome day for our team! We would like to thank our community for this success in continuing to add to our future sustainability. There are many entities and individuals to thank. We’re ...

Local blood drives collect 81 pints

To the editor: The UPHS Regional Blood Center would like to thank Jaydn Huuki ofJeffers High School, Angela Luskin of UPHS-Portage, Tina Giachino of Lighthouse Nursing Center and Patrick Meyers of Lake Linden High School for hosting blood drives in the month of January. As a result of ...

Privilege to live in this area

To the editor: On behalf of the families of Coast Guard Station Portage, I would like to thank the community for the generous support during the recent government shutdown. The outpouring of generous donations from the community is appreciated and helped relieve some of the burden and ...

Ring in the New Year event

To the editor: The Keweenaw Family Resource Center staff and board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our 2019 Ring in the New Year family snowshoe and sledding event a success! We are very grateful for the support of our event sponsors: Copper Country ...

Autism group gets PHA grant

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness would like to thank Portage Health Auxiliary for the $2,000 grant awarded to our organization. With this and previous grants we have received from the Auxiliary, we have been able to promote autism awareness in the community as well as assist ...

Blessed With Musical Talent

To the editor: Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly says thank you! We thank everyone who organized and attended the second annual Ken Steiner Memorial Concert at the Rozsa on Jan. 11. Special thanks goes out to Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, MTU Dining Services, and Mu Beta Psi ...

Grant for Autism Awareness

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness would like to thank Portage Health Auxiliary for the $2000 grant awarded to our organization. With this and previous grants we have received from the Auxiliary, we have been able to promote autism awareness in the community as well as assist ...

Done begging govt to do its job

To the Editor: Just when the elderly citizens at Green Hill Manor in L’Anse no longer needed use prescription inhalers to breath, the Department of Environmental Quality informed us that Convergen Energy, the new owner of the L’Anse Warden Electric Biomass Facility intends to burn 100 ...

Learning from weather events

To the editor: Who recalls any prediction of unprecedented rain in Houghton County last June 16? Time will tell if the catastrophic flood the next day will teach us much. At times we learn and make improvements after a natural disaster, but often we don’t learn enough. “Into the ...

People need to engage to get along

To the editor: Elie Wiesel, survivor of Nazi concentration camps, wrote, “We must always take sides, for neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Our innate fighting spirit has been aroused. Can we put all this energy to good use? Consider how instant replay has helped ...

Words have consequences

To the editor: Running for president in 1988, George H.W. Bush adopted a mantra that resonated with voters: "Read my lips; no new taxes!" He repeated that cry at every rally. It was clever. It was effective. He won the election by a landslide. The economy tanked during his first term in ...

Shutdown has great impact

To the editor: The Jan. 23 issue of the Gazette ran a headline: "Shutdown has slight CC impact." Hello? The main part of the article talked about licensing problems for a local brewer, and that there is no real general problem with the shutdown. May I respectfully remind you that we have ...

Drive collects 23 gifts of life

To the editor: On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center I would like to thank OHM Advisors, GS Engineering and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for hosting blood drives in the month of December. As a result of everyone’s help, we collected 23 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all ...

Wind farm not in right place

To the Editor: The L’Anse Township Board has approved a May referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. However, all of us paying taxes and recreating in the Keweenaw should beware. This is because the large industrial wind farm proposed atop the highest mountains in Michigan ...

New Slant on New Year: Reflecting on past, embracing future

Every New Year brings a chance to reflect on the past and embrace the future. We all made resolutions, but as wise people commented: •“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” - G.K.Chesterton •“Be always at war with ...