Letters to the Editor

Sequestration just as harmful

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 ...

Wolves are not all that feared

To the editor:In the October 11, 2013 DMG, Eric Maise refers to the wolf as the "most feared... predator in North America."Seriously? I would rather confront a wolf any day than deal with a mountain lion or feral pig! (Not to mention two-legged predators...) Anyone who fears a wolf more than ...

Thanks for the help with BBQ

To the editor:The Kiwanis Club of the Copper Country would like to thank the many people who purchased chicken dinners for the 56th annual Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue Sept. 7 at the Dee Stadium in Houghton.This event would not have been possible without the hard work of many volunteers from MTU ...

Color season tour successful

To the editor:On behalf of the Calumet Theatre Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to thank the following for making our Color Season Home Tour fundraiser a huge success:Special Thanks to: The Home Tour committee: Michelle Saxton and Jane Zutter.The home owners: Lori and Dan DeBeaubien, ...

Wolf hunt is an important event

To the editor:On November 21st hunters will enter the Upper Peninsula's woods hunting the most feared and symbolic predator in North America - the wolf.Wolves in Michigan have battled back from their near extinction in the late 1970s to a booming population of 658 individuals in regions of the ...

Question about Jesus is unfair

To the editor:In response to David Keranen's recent letter when he stated "Why didn't Jesus explain?"He, Jesus, did explain, in detail in fact. From Genesis one through Revelation 22.The question is really an unfair one, it comes from a critic of Jesus with the intent of bashing Jesus. In the ...

Eager for housing market to improve

Moving here from 500 miles away, I have been a client in the local housing market for 7 years renting from 5 landlords. Coming back to Houghton for graduate school the first concern on my mind was where I would find quality housing, having had past experiences with poorly maintained housing and ...

Agate Jamboree was a huge success

To the editor:We had a very successful jamboree once again. We'd like to thank all the musicians that were there, the talent was awesome. We had musicians from through out the UP, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc.Thank you to all who helped in so many ways, from setting up to taking ...

Please consider joining the VFW

To the editor:If you had a relative that served overseas in a time of harm you may be able to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Auxiliary. The relative does not have to be a member of the VFW or may even be deceased. There is a Men's and Women's Auxiliary.Membership in the Ladies ...

Be aware of the goals of the GOP

To the editor:You'd be mistaken to believe the objectives of Republican anarchists/extortionists in the U. S. House of Representatives have been met. They've accomplished their initial goal of shutting down the federal government for a week. Their ultimate goal is to bring down the federal ...

Providing a simple answer

To the editor:In response to the LTE 10-3-13 by David Keranen. Most of his questions can be answered in two words: "The Curse." When Adam and Eve sinned; the Heavens and the Earth and everything on it - in it were cursed. All of God's creation was cursed to die.The whole Bible, from Genesis to ...

Put the Bible in proper context

To the editor:In response to David Keranen's recent letter about the Bible, he seems to ignore that much of it contains hyperbole, metaphors, and parables (as cited by Jesus in the Gospels) that are not to be taken literally.Most knowledgeable Bible scholars understand that the Hebrew and Greek ...

Protect the environment

To the editor:Hi, My name is Edwin Lahti. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan U. S. A. My wife and I are vegans and we do everything in our power to promote this life style. We have seen many people's health improve because of what a vegan diet can do. I am 72 years old with none of the ...

Posing Biblical questions

To the editor:Conservative and fundamentalist Christians maintain that Jesus of Nazareth is God manifest in the flesh, and part of the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.They also believe that the Bible is the inspired, if not infallible, word of God.If so, why didn't Jesus explain to us ...

Disagrees with Rep. Benishek

To the editor:I have written to Rep. Dan Benishek now three times about matters related to social and economic policy. Each time, I have received from his office a response telling me he agrees with me and then explaining why his views are correct.The problem is that I don't agree with him. I ...

ACA coverage is one-sided

To the editor:I am sick of the Daily Mining Gazette's campaign against the Affordable Care Act masquerading as news. It's not just the inane political cartoons dredged from the depths of stupidity and the incessant opinion columns opposing the law that has been ratified by the Congress and the ...

Walk for the poor succesful

To the editor:On September 14, of this year, our local St. Vincent de Paul sponsored its fourth annual "Friends of the Poor Walk" to help the needy families in the CLK area.This year we had a unique partnership with Main Street, "Zumba with Royale" Calumet Township and Calumet Village. Between ...

Aspirus clinic good news on many levels

Although the official announcement came a couple of weeks ago and construction has already begun, Aspirus Keweenaw made it official Monday with groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of a new clinic in Houghton.We applaud Aspirus and support the new clinic on several levels.As our area slowly ...

Why support United Way?

To the editor:I was asked this week, "Why should you/I donate to CC United Way?" and that is a good question. When I think about it, the news media tells us all about catastrophes happening all around our country, but are not able to know about private catastrophes that are happening in ...

An Ode to Obama

With a real President we could!Is there his way to do any good?Being led by a Chicago hood!What I hear and see must he have a head of wood.Regulate the country into last place, no one should.From the beginning it was clear he would!Who does he talk to?Why on earth can't we find one, ...