Letters to the Editor

Bright spot amid bridge chaos

To the editor: I just want to get to work and hope my coffee does not drip on my white blouse. Mornings are not easy for me, and when things don’t go smooth, or there is a barrier in the way of my normal turn, it does nothing but make me anxious, cranky and agitated. However, amid all of ...

Critique of the law of Moses

To the editor: Some comments on Ken Toth’s June 7 letter in the Mining Gazette. The Ten Commandments (Exodus, chapter 20) are somewhat limited. The First Commandment is an admission that there exists other gods, but the god of the Israelites demands to be the chief god. Because of the ...

Use Kitwin for 4-county facility

To the editor: It is June 21 and the jail in Ontonagon County has reached capacity — like Houghton and Keweenaw.  The only one left is Baraga, and it is only a matter of time before it is full.  When will someone step forward and say “enough is enough.” Let’s get serious about ...

The ghost in the machinery

To the editor: The May 27 letter by Rachel Laurn was one of the best printed in the Gazette. She did not deserve the negative response in a June 3 letter to to the editor. Her critic didn’t think that skeptics who reject the God of the Bible are atheists. His letters often deny the ...

‘Unborn scream in protest’

To the editor: Mother Nature. The crow’s feet at the corners of her ancient eyes deepen. Her eyes take in the whole of her blue-green sphere of teeming life. Her placid loving countenance slowly hardens as her furrowed brow of creases deepen into crevices of concern. Humankind, her ...

Democracy ruled at OCREA meeting

To the editor: Democratic member control — it’s one of the hallmarks of electric cooperatives and one of the seven cooperative principles under which the 900-plus electric cooperatives in our country operate. This principal was demonstrated in mid-June at the Ontonagon County REA annual ...

System will serve all residents

To the editor: I’m writing to publicly thank four members of the Ontonagon County Board of Commissioners for their visionary and thoughtful support of the Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS-3) at the June 20th county board meeting. Commissioners David Nykanen, Gray Webber, John ...

New substance abuse program

To the editor: In the past few weeks there have been a number of articles in the paper concerning overcrowding in the jails and because of this people are being put back on the streets. The police are feeling disgusted because of all the work they are putting into this situation is for ...

AHCA will hurt our community

To the editor: Our country’s health care system is in the midst of a massive upheaval. Never before have we witnessed such challenges that will impact both the type of care our community receives and the ability of our local hospital to continue providing the high-quality care that we know ...

Customer service above and beyond

To the editor: During the first week of May I went to Calumet with the intent of making a few purchases at Family Dollar, ShopKo and IGA. I made the buy at Dollar General and then went to ShopKo, where they had bags of potting soil laid out like a long wall. I parked the car, opened the ...

Grateful for those who provide help

To the editor: The Stanton Township Fire Dept. appreciates the assistance received while fighting the McClellan farm fire on May 26. Thanks to Adams Township and Hurontown Fire Departments, Mercy Ambulance, Shelley Puuri and Christina Verran. We are grateful for a community that comes ...

Tour raised $40K for Dial Help

To the editor: We are writing to express our gratitude to the Green Bay Packers and the entire UP community for the success of the 2017 Packers Tailgate Tour to benefit Dial Help on April 6. We are very impressed with the community-mindedness of the Green Bay Packers, who offer these Tailgate ...

A reason to express yourself

To the editor: Over the years, I have had over 40 letters to the editor, not once has anyone ever had a rebuttal, this is why I always think I’m right! So today, I write to further prove my thesis! 1. The National Park Service should combine Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Park. It should ...

Vulnerable to climate change

To the editor: The Copper Country is particularly vulnerable to climate change effects. Forest Service and Michigan Tech research shows that our local forests, so important to our economy, culture, and ecology, will be weakened by climate change, particularly sugar maples. Our many small, ...

God still remains in control

To the editor: It is safe to say that our American culture has been deteriorating without exception in every area of American life for a long time. These domains include religion, politics, morality and the environment. Yet while everything is worsening, knowledge is ever ...

Hancock students show compassion

To the editor: I want to commend the students of Hancock Schools for their friendship of my nephew as he has Down’s, and in a world where we see less compassion especially for a special needs person, these kids showed how it should be. As I worked at a public school many times if the ISD ...

Latest drives collected 21 pints

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Courtney Babcock; OHM Advisors, Melissa Stein; GS Engineering, Clint Kyro; Upper Great Lakes Family Health, for hosting blood drives in the month of May. As a result we collected 21 pints of blood. Twenty-one ...

Wrong year given for incident

To the editor: Paul Petersen gave wrong information—again. The Juan Marichal/John Roseboro incident was in 1965 not 1962. And the LA pitcher that night was not Don Drysdale but was Sandy Koufax. Never let facts ruin a good story—right Paul? Paul Kargela Hubbell

Thank you for job well done

To the editor: Recent editorials concerning newspaper bias have caused us to take a long, hard look at the media we can access. We moved to the Upper Peninsula three years ago from a densely populated Midwest area. We enjoyed an excellent newspaper that published factual information and a ...