Opinion

Burned church was to be museum

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: About your July 20 article on the fire-damaged St. John the Baptist Church in Calumet on Seventh near Elm next to the village garage, three blocks from my house: It was built by Catholic Croatians in 1940 on the site of an elaborate 1903 church that burned. My plan was simply ...

Help came from everywhere

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are no words that adequately express our gratitude to so many who have helped us these past few weeks. The bystanders and staff of Hubbell LightHouse who came running, those who stood near and prayed and called for others to pray, the firefighters, the Jaws of Life ...

Lions fundraiser for flood victims

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Proceeds from the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lions Club’s annual Fourth of July Breakfast went directly to help local residents affected by the recent flood disasters. The club also generated additional donations from individuals, corporate sponsors and a separate fundraiser by ...

Troubling drop in local turnout for primary

Editorial

Turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Marquette County was slightly lower than last year’s primary. About 28.22 percent of voters cast their ballots in Marquette County, a small decrease from the 28.76 percent turnout in last year’s primary. The Detroit Free Press reported ...

Actions mirror dictators of past

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. Sprietzer must be a hammer, as he hit the nail on the head in the Monday 7/30/18 DMG letter to the editor. In addition to his observations about Trump; I will add some of my own. Trump is the most undeserving person to hold the highest office of the land. In my near six ...

Great fun awaits county fair visitors

Editorial

Late summer might bring a little melancholy to lovers of warm weather, but it also means it’s fair time. The Marquette County Fair is marking 30 years in Sands Township this week, with the fair kicking off Thursday and ending Saturday at the fairgrounds along M-553. One change is that ...

‘Seasons of Love’ Concert

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Omega House 12th annual summer benefit concert, “Seasons of Love,” was held on Tuesday evening, July 24th. Performers from all over the Keweenaw volunteered their time, talent and good cheer. We want to thank event coordinator Cindy Lysne for her hours of work, making ...

City’s 5th Annual Key Ingredients

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The success of the city of Hancock’s fifth annual Key Ingredients would not be possible without the support of these folks: Mayor Lisa McKenzie, City Manager Glenn Anderson, Mary Babcock, City Clerk, Joel Evilsizer, transportation director, and Ashley Verran, Deputy Treasurer ...

Teen moped users need license, helmet

Editorial

Have a kid buzzing around on a moped this summer? Well, not to throw a damper on a favorite summertime mode of transportation, but that could be illegal. This came out recently from the Iron Mountain Police Department: “The Iron Mountain Police Department would like to take the time to ...

We are so lucky to have Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Folks, we should be so grateful to have Donald Trump running this country. He is willing to spend his retirement working for us instead of playing golf. Did you know that he is a very accomplished golfer? He has won tournaments. He could be playing his own courses. He is a ...

Breastfeeding is foundation of good health

Editorial

In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-cost way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. Breastfeeding prevents ...

Ban Medicaid repayment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If Debbie Dingell and her caucus really believe in their new-found right, “If you live in America, you’ve got a right to affordable quality health care, period,” they can act on it today. Propose a law, to wit: “No one shall be required to repay funds ...

CC flood recovery effort rewarded with federal aid

Editorial

The Copper Country and western Upper Peninsula received some good news last week in the form of notification that President Donald Trump had declared Houghton, Gogebic and Menominee counties major disaster areas. Severe flash flooding had inflicted significant damage on the area, wrecking or ...

Still time to take narrow road

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Life’s journey lasts only so long, as evidenced by the obituaries in the daily newspaper. For some it is shorter than for others. And then what? In our journey through life everyone stands at a crossroad where there are two roads (gates) but only one choice. Two sign posts ...

Help animals like Nubs by helping UPAWS

Editorial

The tale might have had a tragic start, but instead, thanks to perhaps a bit of serendipity, Nubs, the dog, has reached a wonderful place in life. This sweet cocker spaniel dog had a rough time. In November, she was found in Republic, abandoned. Her coat was a matted mess, her eyes were not ...

We all are part of community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We each see many examples of anger, selfishness, and greed. After the Father’s Day flood we saw many examples of a community coming together to help neighbors in need. You may have noticed several quiet examples of community support. Several rescue workers, local and out of ...

Your worldview must include God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Troubling signs of the times are upon us with no letup in sight. No surprise with Satan being prince of this world. Consider these issues: 1. Wisconsin federal judge orders taxpayers to foot gender reassignment surgery cost for Medicaid recipients. 2. Pedophiles, claiming ...

Sullivan letter endorses Sullivan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: John Sullivan requests your support. John is a write-in candidate for city of Houghton (Fourth District) County Commissioner in the Aug. 7 primary election. To vote for John Sullivan, write in “John Sullivan” on the ballot as County Commissioner for the Fourth District. ...

Vote against gerrymandering

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For most of our country’s history, politicians have had the power to redraw voting districts every 10 years based on the federal census. This allows them to choose their own voters – by drawing “safe” districts for themselves – rather than voters choosing their ...

Bank steps up to help battle hunger in UP

Editorial

A bank with several locations in the Upper Peninsula has pledged to underwrite three mobile food pantry distributions — one each in Ishpeming, Manistique and Sault Ste. Marie — this summer. The $9,500-plus contribution from mBank is being made to Feeding America West Michigan, which ...