Letters to the Editor

Mitigate flooding before it occurs

To the editor: We need to be proactive! The Texas Tribune and ProPublica exposed a lack of flood preparedness in Houston in an article “Hell and High Water.” They predicted a serious flood would occur soon. We now face a catastrophe that cost lives and property. Taxpayers around the nation ...

Scripture states souls are mortal

To the editor: A good father doesn’t give his son a loaded shotgun to play with after the boy throws a rock through a window. Our heavenly father didn’t give humans immortality from the tree of life after Adam and Eve sinned. Spiritual maturity must be developed first in all of ...

Book exposes church coverup

To the editor: The only picture of the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge I want to see on the front page of this newspaper is: “SOLD” stamped in big letters across the front of it. Have you read the book “Framed: The Coverup” by Tim Schoonard? The book is about a devoted Catholic man, his ...

Copper Country veterans support

To the editor: The members of the CCVA would like to thank the following businesses for their support and donations. Ace Hardware, AmericInn, Amy from Salon 281, Aspirus, Bay Electric, Bryan’s Barber Shop, Bucko’s Party Store, Chickadees, Chopp-Kalio Insurance Agency, Connie’s ...

Keep draining the swamp

To the editor: President Trump, please keep up the good work you are doing. Know that me and my family, six children, their spouses, 42 grandchildren and 34 great grand children are all behind you. No we are not bigots, racists, anti-Semites or white supremacists, etc. We are just plain ...

Destination set after death

To the editor: My heart aches concerning the misunderstanding of many concerning the subject of life after death. Many are the false assumptions that “being a good person,” being religious, belonging to a certain church or having been baptized as an infant qualifies one for Heaven. ...

Machiavelli still relevant today

To the editor: Nicolo Machiavelli’s 1532 book “The Prince” continues to be relevant today. The main character, the Prince, believed in political expediency over moral character and used craft and deceit to maintain his authority, power, and control over his policies. Donald Trump ...

In support of local roller girls

To the editor: I am writing to highlight the ethos of a local sports league in our community in order to convey a broader point. This local league is internationally recognized. It is a league that incorporates highly skilled players demonstrating the very best of what sport has to offer all ...

Discovery fails to prove evolution

To the editor: Let me get this straight. Although evolutionary thought has roots in antiquity, the issue presently is still unsettled. The history of evolution long predates Darwin’s theory, e.g., Heraclitus, c. 500 BC. Voyager 11 put Neil Armstrong on the moon 20 July 1969. And ongoing ...

Measure progress against mission

To the editor: We the people. The first words, the preamble to the American Constitution, could be viewed as a mission statement for the brave young nation. Let us thoughtfully measure our progress, individually and as a nation, against that mission. Are we continuing to improve at a) ...

Baby in womb is separate person

To the editor: “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Isaiah 59:14. I am writing this letter with a burden on my heart to speak up for the thousands of unborn human babies that are being killed ...

Quincy turnout should be moved

To the editor: The obstructed Quincy View cannot be restored due to the fact that the offending trees are all located on private property. Would you invite the state to cut down your trees for a view-shed? The logical solution is to move the Scenic Turnout uphill to the excellent location ...

Thank you from Dollar Bay FD

To the editor: The Dollar Bay Volunteer Fire Dept and first responders wish to thank everyone who helped make our Fourth of July celebration a success. A special thank you goes out to the following businesses and individuals for their continuing support: Richie’s Market, Dollar Bay ...

More questions on land swap

To the editor: Is it just me or are there others who read Graham Jaehnig’s recent articles on the land swap in Keweenaw County as advocacy pieces rather than simply news?  Keweenaw County Board member Sandra Gayk is featured exclusively, and I for one am left questioning if any other ...

United climate change solution

To the editor: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports 2016 ended up as the warmest year since 1880, with the mean global annual temperature breaking the record that was set the year before in 2015. Since the 2015 mean temperature had broken the record that was set ...

Learning from leaders’ words

To the editor: We believe that you can learn a lot about a leader by their words. We learned a lot about our elected representatives in Michigan recently after violence and death erupted in Charlottesville Virginia, between a gathering of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and ...

Quincy outlook view obstructed

To the editor: I recently took out of town guests on a tour of the lovely Copper Country. One of the stops was the US41 overlook in Quincy. I had not stopped there for many years. I was disappointed and a bit amused to see that trees, over the years, had grown such that the view is ...

What is wrong with this man?

To the editor: I am incensed that President Trump used his speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree to denigrate his predecessor and his former political opponent, as well as threaten to fire his AG. What was he thinking? What is wrong with this man? He owes the Boy Scouts of America an apology, ...

Law helps living with Alzheimer’s

To the editor: There are 511,000 people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease in Michigan. As someone who is serving this role, I am proud to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). Recently reintroduced in Congress, and supported by the ...

Calumet Theatre deserves respect

To the editor: I am writing about the Calumet Theatre. I want to thank the theater for letting kids come. My siblings and I have been going to the theater for many years on Wednesday to see the Movie Magic film series. I love the movies and of course, the prizes. I want to thank all the ...