Opinion

Start of new year good time to make Big Resolution

Columns

This year make the Big Resolution. It’s the same thing every January: gyms are overflowing, kale is selling like hotcakes, and everyone is trying to be their best for the New Year. But what if this year, you could resolve to do something even more important than deciding to stomach a green ...

People need to engage to get along

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Elie Wiesel, survivor of Nazi concentration camps, wrote, “We must always take sides, for neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” Our innate fighting spirit has been aroused. Can we put all this energy to good use? Consider how instant replay has helped ...

Words have consequences

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Running for president in 1988, George H.W. Bush adopted a mantra that resonated with voters: "Read my lips; no new taxes!" He repeated that cry at every rally. It was clever. It was effective. He won the election by a landslide. The economy tanked during his first term in ...

Shutdown has great impact

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Jan. 23 issue of the Gazette ran a headline: "Shutdown has slight CC impact." Hello? The main part of the article talked about licensing problems for a local brewer, and that there is no real general problem with the shutdown. May I respectfully remind you that we have ...

Drive collects 23 gifts of life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the UPHS Regional Blood Center I would like to thank OHM Advisors, GS Engineering and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for hosting blood drives in the month of December. As a result of everyone’s help, we collected 23 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all ...

Wind farm not in right place

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The L’Anse Township Board has approved a May referendum on zoning ordinances regulating wind turbines. However, all of us paying taxes and recreating in the Keweenaw should beware. This is because the large industrial wind farm proposed atop the highest mountains in Michigan ...

Wall not best use of tax dollars

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I drove our 2008 Subaru Outback across the border twice, all the way to and from central Mexico. What I crossed was hundreds of miles of ... nothing. It was like the Sahara in places. Anything moving across that can be easily seen from miles away. And it is also highly ...

20 years of No Kid without Xmas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This past holiday season was the 20th year for the Keweenaw County No Kid Without a Christmas program, and because of the unbelievable support from the people of Keweenaw it was another great success! Thanks to their generosity we were able to assist dozens of families who ...

Are you listed in book of life?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Why is the book of life spoken of in the Bible intriguing? Why does the Book of Revelation give it such emphasis? What if our name is not recorded in the book of life? Why do so many people blow off an eternity with Jesus for suffering eternally in hell? Has the devil and ...

Art Affair school donation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would just like to say “thank you” to the Keweenaw Art Affair for always donating to Barkell Elementary’s Art Department! Every Fall after this art event, I am pleasantly surprised with a check to help with the costly funds to maintain my art classroom. Budgets continue ...

PHA grant to Health Coalition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the Western Upper Peninsula Healthcare Access Coalition (WUPHAC) Board of Directors, staff, and clients, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Portage Health Auxiliary for their recent decision to award our agency with a $2,000 grant. These funds will ...

President breaks Commandments

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter from Marilyn Sager: Our country is governed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights which includes freedom of religion or no religion and freedom of speech and press. The Ten Commandments are not part of our national law, but part of ...

People’s needs dictate beliefs

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A recent letter writer declared, among other things, that those who don't agree with her will be punished eternally. A very wise psychoanalyst once summed up his practice this way: "Feelings dictate actions, and needs dictate beliefs." It's easy to recognize how ...

Chosen leaders match sin nature

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Marilyn Sager is right that human beings are not following God’s law, and it is not a problem of the political persuasion we are brainwashed into believing as children or young adults. It is the sin nature of all of us! It is interesting that whatever our political ...

Parent committee advises on student disability issues

Columns

The mission of the Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is to promote partnerships among parents and educators that benefit students with disabilities. To support this, the PAC members provide communication, awareness, and collaboration between ...

Chicken and Lasagna Dinner

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As we come to the end of the year, the members of Calumet American Legion Post 61 wish to thank the following businesses and organizations that contributed to the success of our Chicken and Lasagna fund raising dinner and our Veterans’ Day Dinner. Their generosity and help ...

Soup & Pulled Pork fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Helping Hands of Keweenaw Team would like to encourage attendance at our Soup & Pulled Pork Fundraiser on Jan. 19 held at the Horizon School in Mohawk. The Saturday event runs from 11a.m.-2 p.m. and includes bake sale, 50/50 and quilt raffle. Helping Hands of ...

Fools are always sure of themselves

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Titus 2:7 — “Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works.” Matthew 7:16 — “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Some Christian fundamentalists talk of love, but exhibit hate. Hate of the kind shown below illustrates that their faith is worthless ...

Hillary won’t stop whining

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night that she was cheated when she lost to Trump. She and her weeping supporters still try to convince the public to sympathize with her. Let’s just think about this for one moment. She claims she won the popular vote and ...