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Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser donations paid off

To the editor: We want to thank our community for supporting the Barkell Elementary 5th Grades Mackinac Island trip. We know it can be overwhelming with the amount of fundraising we need to do to make this possible, but it is well worth it. Our children earned this trip by keeping their grades ...

Thank you for donations

To the editor:In 2002 a young Rotary Exchange student from Washington state, Etta Turner, was killed in a tragic bus accident in Bolivia. A fellow Rotary Exchange student from Negaunee, Sarah Houghton, survived the accident and went back to help with a new "Comedor" (preschool) named in Etta's ...

Houghton HS class of 2013 grateful

To the editor:The Houghton High School Class of 2013 would like to say thank you to the businesses and community members who supported our Alcohol-Free All Night Graduation Party. This event is held each year to give our class one last time together in a safe and alcohol-free environment. It ...

Looking for military justice

To the editor:Military Justice Improvement Act proposed by Congressman Benishek - My daughter had joined the service in 2009 and enjoyed it immensely.She had been a very bright, energetic young lady who was an honor student through high school. She was molested after only 1 yr, 9 months of her ...

President needs to be impeached

To the editor:How many American's actually comprehend the consequences of a tyrannical government dictating it's subjects every action/thought from cradle to grave?Why is Obama pushing America into UN treaties that'll ultimately allow the UN to dicate Americas laws/policies and govern Americas ...

Grateful to all local mail carriers

To the editor:Thank you mail carriersThe Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency and the Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank wish to acknowledge and thank the Houghton-Hancock postal mail carriers for having collected thousands of pounds of food that our combined organizations will ...

No vet has to go it alone

To the editor:The Upper Peninsula Iraq and Afghanistan veterans group is a recently formed support group with the goal of fostering comradery in the upper peninsula. We want to make sure that none of these veterans or their family members have to deal with the challenges that arise from being ...

Casperson needs to be pushed

To the Editor:This past Friday, Senator Tom Casperson held a town hall meeting in Calumet to speak with his constituency and answer questions regarding policy making. During this meeting, numerous arguments were raised about Senator Casperson's Senate bill 78- a bill restricting the Michigan ...

Sacrifices a sad part of history

To the editor:Consider the following excerpt from Afterword to Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris:"Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by ...

Quilt Block Trail started

To the editor:Thanks to all who helped begin the Copper Country Quilt Block TrailThe Sandstone Piecemakers Quilt Guild would like to thank the many hands who helped create and install the beautiful blue and white quilt block high on the outside wall of Finlandia's Jutila Center.Special thanks ...

Words of Jesus misunderstood

To the editor:A letter writer who said someone didn't understand science revealed his own failure to understand the Bible (May 17). He said Jesus told us to hate family members, and he didn't come to bring peace, but a sword.Jesus did say, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father ...

Words of Jesus misunderstood

To the editor:A letter writer who said someone didn't understand science revealed his own failure to understand the Bible (May 17). He said Jesus told us to hate family members, and he didn't come to bring peace, but a sword.Jesus did say, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father ...

Residents should take part in study

To the editor:It's often far too easy to underestimate the importance of cancer researchuntil you hear the words "you have cancer."Those three words can make all the difference between simply absorbing news about developments in cancer research and truly appreciating the power of what ...

Local ADs express Thanks to Aspirus

To the editor:The athletic departments at Calumet High School and Lake Linden-Hubbell High School would like to thank Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for their help in providing sports physicals to our student-athletes this spring. Over 50 dedicated and community-mined health care professionals ...

2013 Tree Sale a success

To the editor:The Board and Staff of the Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District (HKCD) would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2013 Tree Sale a success!Thank You Customers! You care about planting native trees, shrubs and flowers, raising your own fruits, berries and perennials and ...

Boogie for Brody event successful

To the editor:Family, Friends and the Entire Community,We would like to extend our thanks, though "thank you" seems inadequate, to everyone who came out and supported our son at the "Boogie For Brody" event held at the Chassell VFW on Saturday, June, 1st. Thank you to the VFW for hosting the ...

Volunteer work greatly appreciated

To the editor:Chassell Township Schools is working on a project to refinish the gym floor and replace the bleachers.To help save costs on the project, volunteers were asked to help dismantle the old bleachers.On Tuesday, June 4, 20 sports booster members and student athletes showed up with ...

Bible quotes out of context

To the editor:I am writing concerning the letter submitted a few weeks back from the reader in California. He mentioned three Bible verses that seemed to alarm him and turn him off. The problem is the verses were quoted separately and out of the context of the surrounding verses. Luke 14:26 ...

Wolf law is good news for state

To the editor:The recently enacted "Wolf Law", SB 288, is good news because science trumped emotion. This reaffirms the commitment by the people of this state to properly manage our wildlife resources.Fortunately, we will not repeat the fiasco in which ill-informed and uninformed voters, ...

Grateful to all at Portage Health

To the editor:We don't know what we have until you need it.This letter is to give a big thank you to the doctors, nurses and attending staff at the Portage Hospital, ER, surgical team and ICU. Two months ago I brought my husband to the ER not knowing that a few hours later he would be ...