Letters to the Editor

Raised money for local veterans

To the editor: Forgotten Eagles Chapter 2 of Michigan annual Jamboree went great. We would like to thank all the performers/musicians that performed. Also thank you to the Gazette for covering it and advertising for us and everyone else that announced the Jamboree, and all the people that ...

Politicians don’t represent us

To the editor: I wrote to our representative, Jack Bergman, about supporting HR 676 to provide health care for all. His reply stated that “infinitely expanding” Medicare so that it covers everyone in the US would be an “unfunded mandate.”  The last I heard, there is a finite number ...

Huge cost for science ignorance

To the editor: Important days for your kids are coming soon. One is Earth Day: the following Saturday, climate marches. Earth Day is Science Day. Science is the quest to understand our earth home. Our science watchdogs are EPA scientists. They guard against substances in our water that ...

Put our kids first, vote for millage

To the editor: On May 2, the residents of the Houghton-Portage Township School District have the opportunity to put our kids first. This millage proposal will do many things for current students, future students, and the community. It is more than just a new elementary drop-off, it is an ...

H-PT committed to high standards

To the editor: Through my travels visiting our local schools across the western UP, the Houghton-Portage Township Schools are committed to high standards and fiscal responsibility which has maximized the resources going into the classroom to ensure our students receive a quality education and ...

Hateful speech from losing side

To the editor: Concerning the last U.S. presidential election, I have never witnessed such vitriolic, hateful speech and behavior from the losing side. And the unbelievable lying shows no sign of ceasing. Where is the tolerance that the left so profusely advocates? 1 Cor 15:52 says this age ...

Copper Country Predator Hunt

To the editor: The sixth annual Copper Country Predator Hunt was a big success. The hunt reduced the number of coyotes that pray on newborn spring fawns, giving our already low deer population a better chance of recovering. As well as helping small-game populations. The event also raised over ...

Carrying ghost of inspiration

To the editor: The Gazette’s March reproducing of work for Youth Art Mouth should be lauded. Children and teenage art students in the Copper Country schools will not all grow up to be painters in Manhattan’s Soho. Others will be gentlemen or will, for good and for ill, pursue careers ...

Film exposes food conspiracy

To the editor: The local, nonprofit group Northern Vegans will present the movie “What the Health” at the Thomas Theater at 1525 Commerce Drive in Marquette at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, and I’m urging your readers to come see this movie. “What the Health” –- the film that ...

A fix for legalized pyramid scheme

To the editor: The fact that Social Security is on the verge of collapse is know by one and all. Since it is a legalized pyramid scheme it should not surprise anybody. But, the reality is that it can not be allowed to collapse as it would be an economic disaster to retirees and, eventually ...

News coverage discredits mining

To the editor: What is the motive for the Daily Mining Gazette seemingly going out of its way to discredit mining development in the Ontonagon County region? On March 29, the Gazette ran a story which stated, “Highland Copper Co. expects to employ up to 320 people within a few years to ...

Frank’s flowers: gift that lives on

To the editor: I am waiting for Frank’s flowers! Every morning, I open my curtains and look across the street. My imagination is fired! In my mind, I see crocuses, daffodils, tulips...Frank’s legacy. What I see now, every morning, are banks of snow, growing dirtier by the day. ...

Take responsibility for our county jail

To the editor: Taxes are usually seen as a negative aspect of everyone’s lives, and I don’t discount the fact that there are people in our county for whom paying taxes presents a hardship. But we need to remember that our taxes pay for the services that make our society at least somewhat ...

Memorial pick was consensus

To the editor: Because there has been a lot of publicity regarding the Italian Hall memorial in Calumet, I want to explain our committee’s decision. Our committee consists of a diverse group of volunteers who approached the Calumet Village Council, which owns the property, and the ...

Moving boat worth the risk

To the editor: I wish to fill in some of the history of the Hamalainen Vene mentioned in your report of Heikinpaiva. It was presented to the Hanka Museum by Rosemarie Grier and her husband John Welch of Tapiola. It was part of the farm then and became a fixture at the Hanka Farm. Ed Lanhgern ...

Look forward to race every year

To the editor: Thank you to the communities of Calumet, Eagle River and Copper Harbor for their involvement in the Copperdog 80. We look forward to this race every year to see familiar faces and receive a warm welcome from each community. Special thanks to Tony and John, community coordinator ...

Climate change based on facts

To the editor: Climate change is a hoax! Or so goes the opposing clarion call of the climate deniers. But, what exactly is climate change? If a person wakes up in the morning to a temperature of 30 degrees with frost on the lawn, and later in the afternoon the frost is gone and it’s a balmy ...

Need more access to power in Mich.

To the editor: Are politicians trustworthy? Are they following the will of the people? These are important questions that perhaps we can all agree we’d like an answer to. How can we answer these questions? The answer: By checking up on the actions of our governor and legislators. How ...

Give him chance to be your friend

To the editor: “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 This is one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible. God is not saying that if you’re a Christian, He will give you anything you want. Let’s talk about it. First of ...

Cheerful Men of College ditty

To the editor: Indebted to MTU, my alma mater, I’ve been inspired to compose a song, a song I believe that best defines the salubrious climate in which MTU students thrive. Graduation from MTU is synonymous with a purposeful career for many fine young men and women. Contrast MTU with ...