Letters to the Editor

Whose money funds opposition?

To the editor: In my many years of military service, one saying stuck with me, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!”. L’Anse, through the clean energy Summit Lake Wind Farm, has a chance to lead in the battle to save the planet. Climate zones are marching north at 3.8 ...

Corp. greed puts babies at risk

To the editor: I was excited to become a mother. I looked forward to nursing my baby, knowing that every disease I had experienced in the past would produce antibodies to help protect my baby. I knew that the countries involved in the World Health Organization agreed with me and for the past ...

Don’t print ignorant views

To the editor: In response to Marilyn Sager’s letter “Your worldview must include God.” I am one of many LGBTQ kids who grew up—and are growing up—in the Copper Country. For years, admitting that seemed unthinkable, in large part due to the venomous letters to the editor preaching ...

Part of solution or part of problem

To the editor: There is a good old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!” From the first day of the flood, and for about 4-5 days after, cars and 4-wheelers drove up and down my street in Lake Linden, through mud, then ...

Hancock Home and Garden Tour

To the editor: On July 14, despite 86-degree heat, full sun and high humidity, nearly 200 people eagerly attended the 1st annual Hancock Home and Garden tour. On behalf of the Hancock Beautification Group (Jeannie DeClerck, Deb Mann, Ken Ropp, Marcia Goodrich, Kathe Salmi, Allyson Jabusch ...

Keweenaw ATV club’s Spring Ride

To the editor: On June 23. we had our Spring Ride. The event was of course scheduled beforehand, and it turned out it was held in the aftermath of the Fathers Day flood. We where very happy that about 88 people took some time to enjoy our great trails. The club would like to thank all ...

Yooper strong once again

To the editor: The Copper Country Veterans Association (CCVA) held its annual picnic this past weekend.The picnic is a small thank you to our members who give freely of their time and mileage to preform military rites at over 60 veterans funerals this past year. We solicited local ...

Students need arts network

To the editor: The Michigan high-school student who intends a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is supported with a tender and extreme solicitude. As it is practically pretended, perhaps as pretext, that his training, or a general attention to these areas, has ...

Some evolution based in myth

To the editor: Atheists reject the Bible’s history of creation but their theory of evolution is a creation myth without a creator. Natural selection does occur but not in unlimited ways that cause radical changes over long periods of time. It is impossible for reptiles to ...

Fire chief’s comment unfair

To the editor: This letter is in response to the article regarding metering of hydrant water in Lake Linden. Regarding the quote Lake Linden Fire Chief Miller said about Bootjack Fire and Rescue Foundation: “For Bootjack to come to town with a truck, fill a pool in town, and get a donation ...

Pilgrim River Forest opening

To the editor: As recently reported in the Daily Mining Gazette, the 1,295 Pilgrim River Forest was formally dedicated on July 24. The dedication ceremony, attended by 65 people, took place on a perfect summer day in a natural setting at one of the inspiring river overlooks. The Pilgrim ...

Linebacker Club golf fundraiser

To the editor: The Lakes Linebacker Club would like to thank all the people who made their 16th annual golf tournament and benefit dinner a huge success. The Linebackers would like to thank the Calumet Golf Course for allowing us to host the tournament as well as Brian Baccus and Peninsula ...

Kids bike parade support

To the editor: The committee for the Mohawk/Fulton Fourth of July Kids Bike Parade and Celebration would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and donations: Mohawk Superette, Slim’s Café, Pat’s IGA, Wal-Mart, Tadych’s Econofoods, Lassila Insurance, Mohawk ...

Quilt show benefits animals

To the editor: The Copper Country Humane Society would like to thank all of the individuals who made this year’s Strawberry Festival Quilt Show such a successful benefit for the animals. This was the thirteenth consecutive year for the show, which is put on by the Portage Quilt House, the ...

Portage hospital saved my life

To the editor: Recently, I was interviewed by Rick Allen on Copper Country Today. We were talking about the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, and I expressed the opinion that the quality of health care declines in the face of privatization. I’m writing to say that I was out of turn in ...

Avoid Pence for president

To the editor: Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals who voted for Trump should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve helped wrought. Their hypocrisy is mind-boggling. In the 1990s, during the Clinton administration, Pence and other fundamentalists and evangelicals ...

Front flood repair with reserve fund

To the editor: This letter concerns getting money to help with the recent flood damage. Everyone says we are waiting for the money from federal and state governments. However, in the meantime there are still roads that aren’t fixed due to lack of resources. We have friends halfway up on ...

Burned church was to be museum

To the editor: About your July 20 article on the fire-damaged St. John the Baptist Church in Calumet on Seventh near Elm next to the village garage, three blocks from my house: It was built by Catholic Croatians in 1940 on the site of an elaborate 1903 church that burned. My plan was simply ...

Help came from everywhere

To the editor: There are no words that adequately express our gratitude to so many who have helped us these past few weeks. The bystanders and staff of Hubbell LightHouse who came running, those who stood near and prayed and called for others to pray, the firefighters, the Jaws of Life ...

Lions fundraiser for flood victims

To the editor: Proceeds from the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lions Club’s annual Fourth of July Breakfast went directly to help local residents affected by the recent flood disasters. The club also generated additional donations from individuals, corporate sponsors and a separate fundraiser by ...