Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the benefit help

To the editor:Thank you to all who helped plan, organize, and bring success to the Benefit/Bake sale held in Baraga on Sept. 29th for Renee Rock Marion, who suffers from a rare blood disorder (Chronic ITP) and continues treatments to maintain blood coagulation. A medical account has been ...

Blood Center is very grateful

To the editor:On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank the following coordinators and organizations for hosting a blood drive in the month of September: Brian Donnelly and Kristina Coon of River Valley Bank; Petty Officer Thomas Johnson, United States Coast Guard and ...

Angle parking has got to go

To the editor:The reverse-angle parking on Sixth Street in Calumet is easily the worst idea ever devised by the village - ever. The dangers and difficulties include: Instead of simply putting on a turn signal, slowing down and pulling into a spot, the driver must STOP and BACK directly into ...

Freedoms are being destroyed

To the editor:"Workers of the world arise! You have nothing to lose but your chains!" That statement by Karl Marx was intended to incite class warfare.Starting with the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 and then in two dozen other countries after that, Marxist - Leninists (Communists) ...

God didn’t make a world of robots

To the editor:David Keranen is mad at God (or somebody) for not making a permanently perfect world. We don't know why God didn't create a world peopled by cheerful robots. He chose to give people choice, and many chose sin. God allowed that sinful world to be complex and painful rather than ...

KLT appreciates all the help

To the editor:The Keweenaw Land Trust (KLT) hosted a successful dedication event at the Hungarian Falls on Saturday, October 12th. We thank all those who came to celebrate the establishment of KLT's newest nature area and learn about plans for the future of the property. We were fortunate to ...

All ideas should be questioned

To the editor:Every once in a while, and with increasing frequency, I wonder if other people responding to letters published in this paper have actually bothered to read the letter that they're claiming to respond to.This is the case with a letter published recently from Mr. Clouse.Now ...

Affordable Care Act a misnomer

"Fox in the box" (DMG 10-3-13) beats media lies by the liberal guys any day of the week.A misnomer, if ever there was one, is the Affordable Health Care Act. It is a most octopoid nightmare and portends to be the mother of all taxation for probably "99.9 percent of the people in our ...

E.B. Holman event a success

To the editor:We would like to thank the parents, students and staff, who helped to make our Pancake Breakfast a success. We appreciate all the support the community gives our fundraisers.A special thank you goes to the following businesses for their donations: Festival Foods, UPPCO, ...

Thanks for help with flags

To the editor:The installation of 26 flag poles surrounding the Veterans plot at Mountain View Cemetery in South Range is now complete and what a beautiful tribute to our departed veterans. It is a sight to see.What we had thought could be a two-year project, was completed in record time thanks ...

Please help out the food bank

To the editor:The Michigan Tech Employees Credit Union hosted a food drive for the Western U.P. Food Bank on Saturday, October 12. During that time 162 pounds of food was collected. The Food Bank's inventory is the lowest it has been in the last 20 years. For more information or to find out how ...

Offering up sincere thanks

To the editor:The Upper Peninsula chapter of the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health would like to extend our gratitude to several local organizations. On Sept. 26, 2013, we sponsored a training in Houghton featuring Michael Trout, the director of the Infant-Parent Institute and an ...

Credit goes to the volunteers

To the editor:Saturday, October 4th dawned rainy, windy and chilly daunting for some but not for loyal fans of the Omega House 2nd Annual Hike for the House, presented by Portage Health. Hikers who showed up at Michigan Tech Trails completed either a 2.5K, 5K or 10K walk.This annual event to ...

Boosters say thank you

To the editor:The Houghton All Sports Boosters Club would like to thank the following for sponsoring and donating items for our tailgate that was held recently. Events like these help us to keep costs minimal for athletes and help us to grow our athletic programs. We thank: Coca Cola of ...

Bridge article was misleading

To the editor:Regarding the article "What If the Bridge Went Out," this article says a lot about very little. The second headline is misleading. There is nothing about plans for a long-term outage of the bridge. The article is all about immediate transport of patients to a local hospital. We ...

Giving thanks to all who helped

To the editor:Without Jo (from the Keweenaw National Historical Park) I would not have been inspired to research, interpret and present Annie's story through an exhibit (somewhere); or receive the never before published studio photos of her (from the park archives) to use to paint her ...

Sequestration is as big a problem

To the editor:Your recent article about the government shutdown ignored the sequestration cuts that gridlock over the budget has essentially guaranteed will continue. That means cuts to Meals on Wheels will go on, as will cuts to job training programs for veterans. Sequestration could also ...

Thanks for all the race help

To the Editor:The 2nd annual Fall Color Classic 8k fun run-walk was held at the Gratiot River North trails in Allouez Township on Oct. 5, 2013. The heavy rain forecast held off until evening, and the participants enjoyed the trails through the colorful woods and along the Lake Superior ...

Use IRA to help local charity

To the editor:This is the final year the IRS allows for individuals who are 70 1/2 years or older to make a tax deductible gift from an established IRA to a charity such as Omega House. A "Qualified Chartable Distribution" allows those who are subject to the "Required minimum distribution" ...

The Bible has all the answers

To the editor:Any bible believer knows the answers to the questions posed by the Californian writer (DMG 10-3-13).1. "Disease producing organisms were created" and entered the world because of disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden.2. I refer the writer back to No. 1 to explain the ...