Letters to the Editor

A time to pay tribute to vets

The week of February 9-15 is designated National Salute to Veterans Week. The employees and volunteers at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and the Hancock VA Outpatient Clinic salute America's heroes the nearly 20,000 men and women we proudly care for and serve, as well as over 210 of ...

A discussion of the word faith

To the editor:DMG-LTE 12-18-13 titled: A discussion on the word "faith." As a born again Christian I believe the word "faith" is right up there with the words love and grace. Did you know that: "faith" is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen and without "faith" it ...

State constitution must be honored

The Michigan Constitution in article IX sec. 24 does indeed guarantee the funding of pensions. I disagree with the Judges ruling that says the pensions of Detroit citizens who have earned them are now able to be reduced due to the bankruptcy of Detroit filed in Federal court.Issues of ...

If only we could all be like Alice

To the editor:Alice Herz-SommerFor those of you who missed it on the internet ("Upworthy" and "Youtube"), Alice Herz-Sommer is a 109-year old survivor of Theresienstadt death camp. An accomplished pianist, Alice and her young son were used by the Nazis to make propaganda films to deceive both ...

A bit of poetry about trees

To the editor:The need to grow tress taller provide the water! They have been all alone yet compete with one another!Can't forget the sun to tease them higher.Too much CO2 why bother?Not enough would be the time to holler!Where would we be without wood, don't think we could.So many plant ...

Salvation Army is grateful

To the editor:We would like to thank all the people who made our Christmas effort at the Salvation Army a success this year. Without our wonderful community it could not have been done. Your donations of food, toys, time and finances all combined to make the effort possible.A special thanks ...

Will donate with restriction

To the editor:What an awesome sight it is to drive up Quincy Hill and see the Shaft House lit up. Thank you to those who have donated to keep these lights shining.We have read that more donations will be needed to keep lights on at the Shaft House. We would be more than willing to give the $50 ...

Toys for Tots was successful

To the editor:We extend a grateful thank you to everyone that helped to make the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign a success. We thank the hundreds of individuals who contributed the toys in our donation boxes, and we recognize the following organizations who were major supporters of this year's ...

Sending out a big thank you

To the editor:The Keweenaw ATV club would like to thank the following for their support for our Mid winter party, and all through the year.Vansville Bar, L&L Bar, Harters Party Store, Harters Care Quest, Houghton Motor Sports, Perterlin Distributing, AutoValue Calumet, Partanans Bar, ...

Science is only way to reality

To the editor:It is often said that science and religion are two different ways of knowing.Really? Knowing what?Since the Enlightenment, science has made enormous strides in our understanding of the universe.Our vast technological achievements have been the offspring of this endeavor. Science ...

Increase the minimum wage

To the editor:The Oxfam anti-poverty group recently documented that 85 mega rich individuals hold more wealth than the bottom half of humanity combined.Here at home, lower-tier living standards unacceptably tumble, leaving millions on the brink of family ruin.Right-wing propaganda attacks as ...

Science is only way to reality

To the editor:It is often said that science and religion are two different ways of knowing.Really? Knowing what?Since the Enlightenment, science has made enormous strides in our understanding of the universe.Our vast technological achievements have been the offspring of this endeavor. Science ...

Increase the minimum wage

To the editor:The Oxfam anti-poverty group recently documented that 85 mega rich individuals hold more wealth than the bottom half of humanity combined.Here at home, lower-tier living standards unacceptably tumble, leaving millions on the brink of family ruin.Right-wing propaganda attacks as ...

JV’s bagging drive a success

To the editor:The Houghton JV Hockey Team would like to thank everyone who helped make our bagging and can drive at Econo Foods a huge success.First of all, thank you to Econo Foods for giving us this fundraising opportunity. Colin and Jason did a great job training the players, the service ...

KFRC offers sincere thanks

To the editor:Keweenaw Family Resource Center staff and board would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make our Ring in the New Year Sledding and Snow Shoe Event a success. We had a great turn out on January 11th for our third annual event. The weather cooperated and ...

Hancock says thanks to board

To the editor:January is School Board Recognition Month-we at Hancock Public Schools would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteer Board members: Robbyn Lucier, Chris Heikkinen, Paula Nutini, Charles Paoli, Michele Blau, Glenn North and Kevin Kalinec.We appreciate their commitment ...

Road crews appreciated

To the editor:I would just like to recognize the hard-working people who keep our roads clear of snow. I often hear how, in more populated areas like Detroit, their roads are closed with even a little snow. I like to brag to family and friends who live in other areas how wonderful the ...

Judge’s ruling affects many

To the editor:On December 13, 2013, U.S. bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes ruled that pensions of Detroit city retirees can be cut.Tough luck for Detroit pensioners, but it doesn't affect me - right? Let's see.1. The Michigan state constitution guarantees the pensions of Detroit city workers.2. A ...

Tax time is a waste of time

To the editor:"Tis the season." Tax season that is, and time to waste our time again.A 2011 study by noted economist Art Laffer(1) estimates that U.S. taxpayers wasted 3.16 billion hours and shelled out $431.1 billion just to comply with the income tax code. This excludes the opportunity costs ...

Tyranny is a ‘hell on earth’

To the editor:America's origin began with Christians seeking religious freedom from a state church and then governmental tyranny for they believed resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.Today, anarchists reside in the halls of academia, legislature, judicial activist courtrooms, etc. who use ...