Letters to the Editor

Local businesses helped museum

To the editor:The Carnegie Museum in downtown Houghton would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous corporate sponsorship of our fundraiser, "A Night at the Museum 2013": C.M.Morris Group, Inc., Great Lakes Accounting, State Wide Real Restate of Houghton, Superior ...

Fall concert was a huge success

To the editor:Saturday, October 26th, enthusiastic pre-Halloween revelers joined us for the annual Fall Concert, benefitting Omega House. The Garden City Hot Club Steve Jones, Bob Hiltunen, Scott McIntosh and Dan Fuhrmann - engaged the audience and brought dancers to the floor. During the ...

Generous with others’ money

To the editor:Liberals tell us how generous they are but they are generous with other people's money. It is confiscated through taxation and spent to buy the votes of the increasing number of people forced to depend on government.What is a limousine liberal? It is a rich person who hates rich ...

You can’t serve two masters

To the editor:Although Biblical by nature (Mathew 6:24), the phrase that dictates that "No Man Can Serve Two Masters" would not have held up for very long in Washington D.C. politics these days!The biggest problem of all, at least as I see it, is that neither of the two masters who are being ...

Is success luck of the draw?

To the editor:You've worked hard. You have your business degree and a good job in industry. Or you have an advanced degree and a research position in a corporation. You're proud of your accomplishments, but you find yourself looking down at people who seem to have no initiative, living in ...

No report on abuse of power

To the editor:Disturbing events at work in Fraser, Michigan, where the government seized $35,000 from a mom-and-pop store. The owners walked across the street to their bank occasionally, but almost always with less than $10,000, the maximum their insurance would cover if it was stolen.The ...

What a special day in Hancock

To the editor:I want to send a special thank you to all the energetic volunteers who joined our efforts for Make a Difference Day in Hancock on Saturday, October 26, 2013.The blustery wind and occasional snow flake did not deter us from our appointed tasks. Leaves were raked and bagged, trash ...

Veterans Day party a big hit

To the editor:Thank you to all who were involved in making the Houghton County Medical Care Facility Veteran's Day party such a success! Specifically, thank you to Festival Foods for the "Thank You Our Honored Veterans" sheet cake and gift certificate door prize, The Lunch Bag and Jim's Pizza ...

Shutdown didn’t hurt Vet’s event

To the editor:With our government recently shutting down and crossing a line that should never be discussed, debated nor crossed, our veterans were shamefully forgotten.Our communities did not forget. Our Monday was spent as another successful Veterans' Day at our Houghton Applebee's!! As ...

Hancock FD says thanks

To the editor:The Hancock Fire Department would like to thank all the people and businesses that supported us at our recent annual Pancake and French Toast Breakfast.By your support we can continue our fire prevention education programs in the schools and help with community activities.Phil ...

HHS reference defames program

To the editor:I strongly object to your consistent referral to Brad Aldrich as a volunteer with the Houghton High School hockey program.It is a sad situation and your reference defames an outstanding school and its sports program.Jerry MacInnesCHASSELLEditor's Note: Mr. Aldrich's involvement as ...

Keweenaw is targeting RVs

To the editor:So, Keweenaw county wants RV owners to move their RV's off their own property.Reason - No primary building. Basically what they there saying is they don't want you in Keweenaw county unless you can afford to build something they can tax you for.I know people with RV's set-up all ...

Oregon can have our wolves

To the editor:Last week I saw a letter to our editor from another non-Michigander (Oregon) complaining about our wolf hunt. The letter contained the usual laments, and that the wolf occupies only 5 percent of its appropriate habitat. Well, a recent statistic I saw was nearly 4000 wolves in the ...

Problem with Judith’s letter

To the editor:I have a few problems with some of the facts that Judith from Oregon shares with us to explain why she is shocked that wolf hunting is used as a management tool. First of all, it may be possible that thousands of years ago European farmers found ways to protect their livestock ...

LLF offers grants for teachers

To the editor:Given the numerous cuts in public funding to education, there is a necessary reliance on other funding for Michigan educators and schools.Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan offers assistance to K-12 teachers and administrators to obtain professional development through a variety of ...

C.A.P.E. offers thanks for festival

To the editor:The fundraising committee for the Community Alliance for Progressive Education (C.A.P.E) would like to thank our community for its support for our Fall Harvest Festival held at LaRose Wellness Retreat on Saturday October 19th. The family orientated event was very successful. Kids, ...

HCMCF filled an important need

To the editor:There are some times in life when your family just can't take care of all your needs. When a tragedy like this happens, people at Houghton County Medical Care Facility step in and become your family. They cook for you, they make sure you wear clean clothes every day, and meet ...

Republicans and evolution

To the editor:Over the last decade, we've witnessed the transformation of the Republican Party from a moderate political party with a diverse base into a Christianity-dominated party of white evangelical zealots who attempt to force-feed us school prayer, aggressive proselytizing, and ...

Wrong things were cut

To the editor:The federal food stamp/SNAP program has been cut by $5 billion, leaving 47 million poor people - half of whom are children - 16 fewer "thrifty" meals each month per household of three.Meanwhile, in sprawling mansions so huge that they can be seen from space, billionaires enjoy ...

Smoking ban an insult to vets

To the editor:I salute all Michigan newspapers that paid tribute to veterans on this past Veterans Day.I am retired military and a member of five veterans' organizations. But the silence from Lansing was deafening.Could it be that any thanks from Governor Snyder and the state legislature would ...