Letters to the Editor

Turn to truth in new Reformation

To the editor: In 1505 Martin Luther committed his life to God and became a Roman Catholic monk. The church taught that unless everyone confessed their sins to a priest their sins were not forgiven. For years he sought to please both God and church by his own efforts of piousness and ...

Some Israelis are also terrorists

To the editor: Harley Sachs’ September 16 letter lauds the US for cutting $350 million of aid to Palestinians for killing an American and providing a pension to the families of people convicted of terrorism. First, Palestinians are routinely tortured into signing confessions in Hebrew that ...

Paper doesn’t do true journalism

To the editor: A recent letter to the editor questioned the Gazette’s failure to investigate the current buyer of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge. Ignoring those questions, the Gazette rebutted: “Q: What does a seller say to a buyer who make (sic) an offer the seller accepts? A: ‘Sold.’ ...

Tourist family kicked out of tour

To the editor: On Oct. 14, my family and I were kicked out of the Quincy Mine Tour after we had already ridden the tram down the hill and ridden into the mine. I was told that my 2.5-year-old and my 4-month-old were too loud, and it echoed so other people on the tour couldn’t hear. Yes, ...

Lions Hunting and Sports Dinner

To the editor: The Lions Club wants to extend their gratitude to all the local businesses that contributed to our 16th annual Hunting and Sports dinner as there are too many to list. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the following the 43 sponsors who commit to continue there support ...

Lake Linden booster dinner

To the editor: The student athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the second annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Saturday, September 23 at the Bootjack ...

Chi miigwech manoomin

To the editor: It began as an idea sparked in the mind of Lac Vieux Desert tribal member Roger LaBine: “Do you think we could host a Wild Rice Camp here this fall?” LaBine and I were sitting in the Ford Center dining hall in Alberta with Scott Herron, Ferris State University Faculty ...

Condescending letter response

To the editor: The readers of the DMG put up with small-town newspaper foibles to support our local news: typos, misspellings and even recycling photos (as on 10/16 and 10/17 covers) are things I can live with. Condescending to your readers when they ask legitimate questions about your ...

Liberals out to grab your guns

To the editor: Keith Ojala said it all in his Oct. 13 letter. Democrats and their brainwashed legions of sycophants, snowflakes and “gimme this, gimme that” pantywaists are chafing to throttle the Second Amendment. If Dems are outspoken now and having their way while a GOP majority ...

Adams school fundraiser

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its fourth annual dinner, auction and raffle on Sept. 30. Executive Chef Eric Karvonen and his staff served an excellent dinner at the Jeffers High School. Event attendees were able to tour the high school, trades and ...

Need more info on lodge sale

To the editor: I have read with interest your articles about the sale of the Keweenaw Mt. Lodge. Since the last article appeared, two people who are closely involved with the Keweenaw Board of Commissioners have stated that the information in the Gazette is not accurate. Charles Miller, ...

Diversity makes us better, stronger

To the editor: I am siding with the Lt. Gen. and Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy Jay Silveria, who had the strength and decency to state that there is no place in the U.S. Air Force for racism and bigotry. The Air Force general said to racists, “Get out...” I would extend ...

Need improved engagement

To the editor: Michigan Tech hosted Congressman Jack Bergman of the U.S. House of Representatives (MI-1st District) this week, and I am grateful he accepted the students’ invitation to come. I attended with a question in mind from my conversations with Michigan Tech students in a class I ...

Fight Democratic resistance effort

To the editor: Recent protest marches and riots at first appeared to be spontaneous, but were really organized, per Fox News. This is the ‘Resistance Movement’ that Democrats are employing in an effort to crush the Trump presidency in 2018 and remake our government. The full extent of the ...

Keweenaw Tour and Car Show

To the editor: On behalf of Keweenaw Random Acts of Community Kindness, we would like to thank the Copper Harbor community for once again being host to the 14th snnual End O’ the Road Keweenaw Tour & Car Show held on July 15. The weather was good and a great time was had by ...

Turnover might affect health care

To the editor: It has become increasingly apparent that UP Health System Portage over the past two years is continuing to experience an above-average staff turnover rate. This in turn has lead to less service and efficiency as well as probable loss of income for this for-profit health care ...

Library is heart of community

To the editor: I urge the voters of Houghton and Portage Township to vote yes on Nov. 7 to renew the operational millage for The Portage Lake District Library. This is a renewal for seven years of the current millage of 1.96. Our library offers the community books, audio books, magazines ...

Self-righteous judgments

To the editor: From the Gospel of Luke we have the following admonition: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.” However, judgments are made by people continually, some good, some bad, and some inconsequential. Murder, theft, assault and perjury are rightfully judged as evil, while ...

Good diet reduces risk of diabetes

To the editor: Thank you for publishing Dr Madjar’s article “Are you what you eat?” on Aug. 24. I was reading the feature section of your online edition and was pleased to see recommendations for healthy eating habits that don’t need to adhere to one single diet plan, but incorporate ...

Soberfest shined light on recovery

To the editor: On Sept. 16, a new event was born in Houghton. Sobriety was celebrated at Kestner Waterfront Park at the first- ever U.P. Soberfest. As community awareness of alcoholism and substance abuse expands, recovery and sobriety are also growing. Soberfest’s main intent was to ...