Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Politicians pretend they care

To the editor: I just received my car insurance policy renewal for the year. The catastrophic claims premium is $597 for three cars. That is $199 per year per car. The basic coverage on my 2006 Chevrolet pickup is $268 per year, which is very reasonable, but with the $199 charge it comes to ...

Criminals cost taxpayers money

To the editor: I voted “hell no” on the new jail. Criminals do not pay for jails. Criminals cost taxpayers money.
Why should the criminals get a new house to live in? The cost is $234,000 per bed: $11 million divided by the 47 new beds for those criminals. Why should hard working ...

Force behind our advancement

To the editor: People who believe in God have valid reasons for the beliefs, but atheists have nothing. They can’t prove they are right, so militant atheists ridicule religion — usually Christianity — to defend their atheism. All manmade objects, from simple tools to complex ...

Science also is based on faith

To the editor: Those dissatisfied with the job God has done, imagine that they can assert that while religion is based on “faith”, science is backed up by “proof”. (One’s disapproval of God, obviously, proves nothing about Him.) But “science” is as deeply rooted in faith. It ...

Adams Schools auction, raffle

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its fifth annual dinner, auction and raffle on Sept. 29. Julie Cortwright and her staff from the Bonfire Grill, served an excellent dinner. Event attendees were able to tour the recently completed culinary center. A special ...

LL-H Band plays at NMU

To the editor: Band Day 2018...On Saturday, Oct. 20, several high school marching bands, including Northern Michigan University’s Marching Band, came together to perform to a crowd filled Superior Dome. All the bands performed as one during NMU’s football halftime show. Seeing and hearing ...

Kindness shown unbelievable

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Portage Health Foundation, Hubbell and Lake Linden Fire Departments, the church communities, and all the volunteers that helped with the work they did this summer after the June 17 flood. We should all be grateful for the ...

Humbled by voters’ support

To the editor: There are so many people I would like to thank for their help and support in my run for Houghton County Commissioner for District 4 (city of Houghton) but to list them all here would fill the better part of a full page. Thank you to the voters in the city of Houghton, to the ...

Ways of man lead to death

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

God gene is found in mirror

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...

Trump delivers what he promises

To the editor: I wish to thank Eugene Johnson of Eagle Harbor, MI in his Oct. 22 letter to the Gazette for pointing out the fact that there is a vast plethora of socialist programs in our country, enough to choke a cormorant. Franklin D. Roosevelt started the transformation from the old ...

Bike safety for cyclists, motorists

To the editor: As we continue the academic year, Campus Bike Initiative wanted to send a reminder to everyone in our community. The people we all see out on the road walking, jogging, biking, and using wheelchairs are our neighbors, family, and fellow community members. They deserve to be ...

Village of Calumet is not thriving

To the editor: How can anyone say that the village of Calumet is thriving when the council eliminated garbage service, and we struggle with snow removal, and a lagging economy? The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) this past year swiped $22,000 in village property taxes, and $38,000 ...

ATV club holds fall ride

To the editor: We had our fall ride on Sept. 29. We where very happy 70 people came out in the cold and, yes, snow. We would like to thank all of you for riding with us. We would also like to thank the Trailside Lodge for letting us begin there and the Vannsville Bar for a stop for gas and ...

Kermit’s Kids holiday party

To the editor: On Oct. 26, the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program held their annual Halloween Party. The kids enjoyed pizza, assorted treats, games, a costume contest, candy scramble, a raffle, as well as music/karaoke by Bill & Dave Brotherton. This event was made possible with ...