Letters to the Editor

Lame ducks threaten G. Lakes

To the editor: This month, the lame duck Legislature is working hard to undermine good governance. Regardless of where you stand regarding Line 5 and the proposed tunnel, we can all agree that any decision requires thoughtful deliberation. Transferring decision-making abilities to the ...

Veteran got great care at HCMCF

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March, 2018, he was in Rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

We need spiritual climate change

To the editor: There is so much talk about climate change nowadays — and there is probably some valid concern for that — but my heart aches with a critical need for spiritual climate change. There is a constant ungiving change but in the wrong direction. As a senior citizen looking ...

Bipartisan bill on energy transition

To the editor: On Black Friday, the U.S. government issued the National Climate Assessment, a report that details how human-caused climate change will negatively impact the U.S. economy and the health of our citizens. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress that will encourage ...

Crafters, Bakers Bazaar a success

To the editor: I would like to formally thank everyone who helped make this years annual all-local Crafters and Bakers Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Church in Lake Linden on Nov. 24 another great success. Donations were greatly appreciated from Sarazin Dental, Coppermine Restaurant, Fconofoods, ...

Support for Life Outreach Center

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I would like to thank all that were in attendance at our annual fundraising banquet held on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. This banquet could not have happened without the help of numerous people. I wish to ...

Sacrifices human rights, dignity

To the editor: This is directed to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump. Donald Trump promised to make America great again. Our CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Regarding Khashoggi’s ...

Helped vet enjoy his final days

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March 2018, he was in rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

Flimsy excuses by God apologists

To the editor: The letters recently published from Christian fundamentalists requires a response. First, quoting scriptures proves nothing. Would fundamentalists pay any attention to quotes from the Quran, or quotes from the Avesta, the Upanishads, or the Book of Mormon? Of ...

Several grounds for impeachment

To the editor: It is past time to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. The Muller investigation is a legal matter. Impeachment is a constitutional matter. The emoluments clause speaks to personal gain of the president. Making money from people staying in his many hotels to ...

Kind, thoughtful thing to do for us

To the editor: I would like to thank Rachel Sears and her family, the local schools, and anyone else who contributed to or participated in the Pumpkin Fest Dance held at the Chassell Pavilion on Nov. 3 as a fundraiser for Bob Mantta. That was a very kind and thoughtful thing to do for us. ...

Bible is inerrant word of God

To the editor: On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helen’s eruption was the most destructive in U.S. history, yet it measured only 5.1 on the Richter scale. Fifty-seven people died and thousands of animals were killed, according to the United States Geological Survey. This earthquake lasted a mere ...

Concern yourself more with future

To the editor: Debate occurs here about topics like the origin of the universe, the age of the Earth, and how humans came into being. These are rhetorical statements much of the time and will find no consensus. As proclaimed in Scripture, these as well as other confusing views, served up by ...

Decadence could be the problem

To the editor: Some reflections as we move beyond midterm elections and Thanksgiving Day: It’s been nearly 400 years since the pilgrims’ landing in December 1820 in the New World, which took three months for that ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, half the people dying. One would think, ...

Starts of SKY fundraiser

To the editor: On behalf of the board members of Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), I would like to thank the community members who made our Stars of SKY Oct. 13 dinner and auction an outstanding event. Our thanks go out to a number of community organizations and friends who donated their time ...

LL-H Sports Fall fundraiser

To the editor: On behalf of student-athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools, I would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the third annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Sept. 29 at the ...

Camp Kitwin could be answer

To the editor: Now that Houghton County voters have rejected the addition to the jail, it may be time to consider Camp Kitwin. With a little remodeling and solidarity, Camp Kitwin could be the answer to dealing with crime and not cost the taxpayers a ton of money. And 160 beds ...

Don’t put tunnel in our straits

To the editor: We have been told a Line 5 tunnel will provide "energy security" for Michigan, especially propane for the UP. But 100 percent of the propane NGLs crossing the straits go directly to Sarnia for Enbridge profit, not Michigan need. The 2 percent of Line 5's natural ...

Hear words of God’s Scripture

To the editor: It has been with sad interest that I’ve read Mr. Keranen’s letters to the editor and the responses to him by various believers. I’ve wanted to respond myself, but didn’t trust myself to respond appropriately, because I felt my own sinful nature wanted to muddy the ...

‘Mockingbird’ sets example

To the editor: I saw an article recently that said “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is America’s favorite book. I have to admit it’s one of my favorite stories, although I’ve only seen the movie. What’s amazing about the story is that there’s an injustice, and then there’s ...