Letters to the Editor

Society is ill due to lack of fathers

To the editor: Should the amendments to the U.S. Constitution be put on the endangered list? Consider the First Amendment, which affords freedom of speech, which is quite seriously at risk of extinction. Well-organized groups are hijacking these events at public higher education campuses ...

NRA not to blame for mass shootings

To the editor: The recent tragedy in Florida where 17 people died in the horrific school shooting, is not due to the NRA, or our Second Amendment, as so many emotionally try to push that narrative. There were two glaring facts that have come to light: First, the shooter had a long-standing ...

Big outpouring of love, support

To the editor: “Only in the Copper Country” is a phrase I heard over and over. They were talking about the tremendous turnout for the benefit held recently at Schmidts Corner Bar for my husband Bob Mantta, who suffers from esophageal cancer. I would agree. The tremendous outpouring of ...

Sacred music concert treat

To the editor: Those of us who were privileged to attend the “Music For A Sacred Place” concert by the Michigan Tech Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden on March 4 had a rare treat indeed! The choirs did a spectacular job in a magnificent ...

Cried with us, picked us up

To the editor: The Miller family extends heartfelt gratitude for the Feb. 24 benefit concert hosted by this beautiful community of people: the Milkman Jamboree organizers — Howard & Diane Hart and their family — Clint, Chad and Teresa. Thanks to performers — Steve Kangas, Lana ...

Conservancy photo contest

To the editor: The North Woods Conservancy (NWC) thanks the many individuals, community organizations, and businesses that helped make its 2017 Photo Contest a success. Special thanks go to Chris Kelley (poster design), John Dodge (co-coordination, photo walk, and archiving), and Paul ...

Bible is manual of understanding

To the editor: I just finished reading the article in the DMG written by Dr. Shahar Madjar titled: “Discussing love.” This was the second letter the doctor wrote discussing if the mind and body are one or are they separate? The second letter was interesting but also disappointing I ...

HHS, CHS hold blood drives

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Houghton and Calumet High Schools for hosting blood drives in the months of January and February. As a result of their efforts we collected 55 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all who took the time to ...

2nd Amendment needs updating

To the editor: Perhaps we need a new Second Amendment to the Constitution. The present one states: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This amendment is ambiguous, since a ...

Support for CopperDog race

To the editor: Thank you to the communities of Eagle River, Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor and Calumet for their involvement in the Copperdog. The volunteers, sponsors and race organization are greatly appreciated for their ongoing enthusiasm and support of the race.

38th annual Great Bear Chase

To the editor: A record 740 skiers enjoyed a perfect day for cross country skiing for the 38th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase at the Swedetown Trails. About 80 percent of the participants came from outside of our immediate area, which means almost 600 skiers and their families ...

Camp Read Away celebrates reading

To the editor: Superior AmeriCorps held its fourth annual Camp Read Away event on Saturday, March 3 at the Copper Country Mall in Houghton. The event was intended to give participants access to free books that were donated to Superior AmeriCorps during a book drive held in January, and to get ...

Nipple Ollande teaches dribbling

To the editor: March Madness evokes fond memories. As young lads at the Charles Briggs Grade School in Laurium, an older kid, perhaps two years our senior, taught me and my chums the rudiments of basketball at a nearby playground. Tall for his age, Robert “Nipple” Ollande dazzled us ...

Find all PHF grants at website

To the editor: As chairperson of the Portage Health Foundation, I wish to thank Ms. Boxer (letter to the editor on March 16, for providing the foundation the opportunity to highlight the various ways we have begun to meet the healthcare needs of our community. In addition, I ...

Shout-out to snow removal crews

To the editor: As I was scooping my driveway a plow went by as they so often do during the winter. It occurred to me how we take the operators of snow removal equipment for granted. They are out early in the a.m. and even throughout the night, and on weekends and holidays as conditions ...

Catholic shrine open to all

To the editor: The Bishop Baraga Foundation would like to thank Katrice Perkins for her article on the lighting of the Bishop Baraga Shrine. Two statements need clarification. One is “We don't want people to think it is a religious shrine.” Actually the shrine is a religious Catholic ...

Spaying/neutering service available

To the editor: The Keweenaw Spay/Neuter Assistance Group held an eight-week long, free spay/neuter clinic, and we would like to thank the long-time supporter of our organization, who made this event possible. (She knows who she is.) We would also like to thank Dr. Kathe McMullan and the ...

Vote James to drain swamp

To the editor: Michigan has a very exciting graduate of West Point running for U.S. Senate opposing Debbie Stabenow. His name is John James. He is a former Army captain, Ranger-qualified aviation officer who served with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned a combat action badge ...

Ice hockey players seen as artists

To the editor: The creativity expressed on Hancock’s and Detroit’s hockey rinks, of arenas in Oskar and in Houghton, is of a brilliance to embarrass the displays of Michigan’s galleries and the products of her studios. For the potential NHL draftee, the quality of creativity is ...

Unsportsmanlike conduct on NMU

To the editor: Northern Michigan has shown us their true colors this weekend: It is hosting a conference playoff title game in a 4,000-seat arena and Michigan Tech only gets 150 tickets. Obviously they don’t want us there. This is an historic event and may never happen again, and we ...