Opinion

Banquet deserves lots of thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 43rd Anniversary Banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Copper Country Ford, Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile, Nick & Judy ...

Memorial Day memories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: And so it’s that time again — time to get the boat in the water for the first long weekend of summer. Time to get out the barbecue and cook up hamburgers and drink some soda; time for the big sales, vacations and other activities. But most Americans forget how this day ...

Jesus paved an Iron Road

Letters to the Editor

Are roads in Finland paved with iron? Rautatie in Finnish literally means “ iron road” because Rauta is “iron” and TIE ( dee - eh ) is “ road.” It is actually the word for “ railroad” with its steel rails. How a word is used determines its meaning. The Bible is misunderstood ...

Constitutional crisis

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If liberty and equality, as is thought by the majority, are chiefly to be found in a a democracy, they will be best attained when all citizens alike share in the government. The leaders of this government must lead through moral authority, must be lacking in depraved thoughts ...

ATVs should not be on road

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Say it’s not so, ATVs on Brockway Mountain Drive! this “Jewel that crowns Michigan” is with-out questions a very special place, Thousands of visitors agree. ATVs there are not safe or compatible to land-use and Eco-Tourism. ATVS should have many miles of woodlands trails ...

Know your rights when returning gifts

Editorial

Did Santa bring you the ugliest gift this year? Want to try and get something better? The Better Business Bureau has tips you should know that will make you that savvy returner. Did you know that there are federal and state laws that dictate how and when you can return an item? Knowing ...

Cities sue to block strict lead rule

Editorial

Would Flint have poisoned itself without the state’s help? It’s hard to say; maybe we will know when all the criminal and civil trials have completed their slow but fine grind through the court system. But other cities, including Detroit, want judicial permission to keep feeding lead to ...

Teen vaping poses future risks

Editorial

This year, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers became addicted to nicotine, according to a new study published by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. While drug and alcohol use is down among youth, a spike in vaping is alarming and deserves attention. Despite ...

Wondering about Kitwen

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you Mrs. Carolyn C. Peterson, for asking pertinent questions, regarding the possibilities related to the future of our County Jail. The questions offered by Mrs. Peterson need to be answered before any vote should be taken. We need to be informed, have input, and ask ...

Further concerns at Hancock High

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Unlocked doors are only the tip of the iceberg in Hancock Middle and High School’s safety issues. On February 19, 2018 I attended an IEP meeting at the school with my daughter. During the course of the meeting I informed Principal Ohan that my grandson had been threatened to ...

Story from Brighton defines true spirit of Christmas

Editorial

The Christmas season may have come and gone, but its spirit still lives in the state of Michigan. A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has received more than 4,500 Christmas cards since late November, according to an article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus. Emma ...

Cities sue to block strict lead rule

Editorial

Would Flint have poisoned itself without the state’s help? It’s hard to say; maybe we will know when all the criminal and civil trials have completed their slow but fine grind through the court system. But other cities, including Detroit, want judicial permission to keep feeding lead to ...

SmartCommute good not only for environment but also for our health

Editorial

Think back to more than 30 years ago when the forward-thinking and widely acclaimed “Back to the Future” movie series kicked off its debut and made its mark to be forever remembered in the pop culture history books. The three-part series takes viewers on a trip through the webs of time, ...

Alternative to Mac tunnel plan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Instead of taking on such an ambitious project, why not start small, with a tunnel beneath the Portage Canal, as an alternate method of getting to the Keweenaw Peninsula via the only one-way bottleneck we have now; namely the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. For years people have been ...

Good news from heaven angels sang

Editorial

Much of what is published in this newspaper and other professional media that practice true journalism would not be considered "good news" to all people, because, as George Orwell wrote: "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations." Of ...

Make this holiday season about presence, not presents

Columns

I’m not the first person to suggest that the gift of time is more valuable than anything else you can give your child for Christmas, but I do come at the issue from a unique perspective. After 25 years working with single parent families through UP KIDS’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program, ...

A Visit from Santa Claus (Yooper Version)

Editorial

It was da night before Christmas, when all trew da house, Der was nobody making no noises, not even doze mouses; Da chukes hung on da chimney wit care, Wit hope dat St. Nick wood be der, eh; In sweaters and union suits, da kits were snug in bed, Wit dreams of pannukakku dancing in der ...

Polluting without penalty is over

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Pragmatism is defined as the practical approach to problems. This means if I am going to be pragmatic, I have to set aside pre-conceived opinions and evaluate problems as level headedly as possible. It may mean, at times, I will have to choose the lesser of two evils. How do ...

Grace of God needed again

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: History repeats itself - first as a tragedy, then the second time as a farce. The autocratic nationalistic movement of Adolf Hitler’s politics (1932-1945) resulted in more than 50 million human deaths, plus countless additional deaths (plants and animals). This tragedy ...

Santa appears at Mohawk Legion

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We would like to give a great big thank you for all who helped make Santa at Mohawk Legion a success: Shopko Calumet, Pat’s IGA, Erickson Crowley, Mohawk Superette, Slim’s, Sara Lee (Bimbo), Econo Foods, Wal-mart. Mohawk Park, Bill, Brian and Julie, Carol, Eric and ...