Letters to the Editor

Obamacare is not affordable

To the editor:In response to Marilyn Cooper's letter printed on March 13, I would like to introduce myself to Ms. Cooper as one of the millions who are being hurt by the un-affordable health care act. I am not alone, I personally know of many others in our local area. First of all I would like ...

Organic food is about business

To the editor:The 3/19 article "Eating Organically" subtitled "Organic Food helps people cut down on chemical intake" reveals a mindset that has more to do with commercial advocacy than science. The entire field of organic chemistry was once concerned with the study of chemicals from living ...

Will Laurium lockout continue?

To the editor:This letter will hopefully serve two purposes; the first is to request to reinstate parking at the Laurium ball fields. The second is to inform the public as to how this request to reinstate parking at the Laurium ball fields has been handled in such a disrespectful manner by ...

Full-time and in poverty?

To the editor:Should someone working full-time still be in poverty?Should someone putting in 40 hours a week, or serving in our armed forces, still need food stamps to support a child?If you think the answer to those questions is "no," then you think the minimum wage has fallen too far.In ...

Bible study raises questions

To the editor:Although evangelical George W. Bush's presidency was a tragedy, his homophobic, anti-abortion, anti-nature, creationist agenda had at least one unintended consequence: it motivated me to study evangelical Christian beliefs and the King James Bible (KJB), God's supposed literal ...

A call to spring into action

To the editor:Perhaps its the golden mean that should bre rising in value. Imagine if you will that the average was more valuable than the extreme...the middle would rise up, the true majority would be empowered, sorta like our founding fathers had intended. Capitalism has instead inspired the ...

Today in Print — Saturday, March 29, 2014

In addition to items posted online, the following are also in today's print edition of the DMG:-A spider and a husky team up for kids-Registration to open for Tech Preschool-U.P. Honor Flight comes to veterans-Despite weather, Schuette still brings message to U.P.-Events

Let’s celebrate Training month

To the editor:Each March, the National Athletic Trainers Association celebrates "Athletic Training Month." As an athletic trainer at Aspirus Keweenaw, this year I would like to celebrate all those whose help makes my job more successful:Gary Guisfredi and Sean Jacques, the athletic directors at ...

Show of love was a comfort

To the editor:We would like to say thank you to everyone who reached out to us in the recent death of our dear daughter Brittany Nicholas. This loss has been very, very difficult for us to deal with but so many of you comforted us in so many ways. If we took the time to list names we would ...

Bear Chase was a big hit

To the editor:Thank you to all who made the 34th Annual Great Bear Chase a huge success! We had close to record breaking participants, with 515 racers registering for the local event. The Great Bear Chase committee would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and participants - the race ...

BPA advisors offer thanks

To the editor:As advisors of the Calumet Chapter of Business Professionals of America, we would like to extend our appreciation to those in the community who were instrumental in making our spaghetti dinner a success: Dan Jarve, Carol Pietila, Maria Vertin and Pat's Foods. These donations ...

What happened to the books?

To the editor:Lately I have been noticing that the former Back Room Bookstore has had some huge garbage bins there getting filled and filled with whatever contents from inside.As an avid book reader and former customer, I can only hope that all those bags and bags, if they are books, are not ...

The 8 steps to communism

To the editor:These are the eight levels of controls by Saul Alinsky to transform a nation through socialism into communism.1. Healthcare - control healthcare and you control the people.2. Poverty - Increase the poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not ...

Holiday effort was a success

To the editor:On Feb. 15, the twelfth annual School Forest Winter Fun Day was held at the Lake Linden-Hubbell School Forest, our beautiful 400-acre facility which consists of a log cabin and miles of trails. While the weather was cool, slightly above zero, we had a great turnout of parents and ...

JROTC raised money for vets

To the editor:We would like to say Thank You to the Hancock JROTC, which includes several schools, for their Forget-Me-Not fund raiser Drive in November they did for our local (DAV) Disabled American Veterans Unit. Also, thank you to everyone that donated money for one of the flowers. The money ...

BB tourney is a team effort

To the editor:The Hancock Athletic Booster Club sponsored the 11th Annual Hancock Elementary Basketball Tournament on Feb. 22 and 23, 2014, which is a major fundraiser for our organization.Not only does this raise funds to support all our student athletes, from elementary to High School age, it ...

Blood Center says ‘Thanks’

To the editor:On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center I would like to thank Mike Roland from Calumet Senior High School and Mike Babcock from Dollar Bay for hosting blood drives in the month of February.As a result of their efforts we collected 52 pints of blood. I would also like to give a ...

Pondering a Poetic thought

To the editor:As the wind andsnow goes!Talk begins to minefor copper, ironand who knows?Perhaps again amining champ, onemore time, to addto our history canwe suppose!Uranium? could therebe enough? TheThought grows!Kiril SpiroffChassell

Readers have right to opinion

To the editor:LTE-DMG 2-22-14 titled: "It's the same thing over again." The short answer is: "Because we can." We still have the right to voice our opinion on most subjects on the opinion page of our local newspaper; freedom of speech and press. If we lose that right, American will be governed ...

Memories of the Keweenaw

To the editor:It's a dark and dreary day.I hope it snows and snows and snows.I'd like to be snowed in.Not just me, of course,there'd be you, too.That's why I'd liketo be snowed in.Snow would behalfway up the windows.No one could get in.We'd have foodmaybe a little wineand a fireand each ...