Opinion

Quilt show benefits animals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Copper Country Humane Society would like to thank all of the individuals who made this year’s Strawberry Festival Quilt Show such a successful benefit for the animals. This was the thirteenth consecutive year for the show, which is put on by the Portage Quilt House, the ...

All American remains need to come home

Editorial

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

Portage hospital saved my life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, I was interviewed by Rick Allen on Copper Country Today. We were talking about the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, and I expressed the opinion that the quality of health care declines in the face of privatization. I’m writing to say that I was out of turn in ...

DNR is calling for snowmobile trail groomers

Editorial

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for a few good non-profit organizations or clubs to help with snowmobile trail grooming in Marquette County. Well, actually, just one entity will do for now, to take over 23 miles along Trail No. 8 between the “Crossroads” area in ...

Avoid Pence for president

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals who voted for Trump should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve helped wrought. Their hypocrisy is mind-boggling. In the 1990s, during the Clinton administration, Pence and other fundamentalists and evangelicals ...

Trades center will produce skilled workers

Editorial

If you’ve taken a look around Marquette County lately, you might have noticed the construction going on. Workers are employed in all sorts of different trades, which are is an important part of our economy. There was some big news coming out of Negaunee Township last week as groundbreaking ...

Copper Country taxpayers get quick bang on CTE buck

Columns

Two years ago, the Copper Country ISD started a listening and presentation tour on the status of career and technical Education (CTE). Many local school principals wanted more offerings for their students. Many local businesses were worried their work force was aging and that there was not ...

Court is right to leave gun decision to school districts

Editorial

The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Friday that schools can ban guns on their property, upholding policies against open carry that Ann Arbor and Clio districts put in place as safety measures to prevent disruptions. This was a good call for upholding both the law and common sense. The majority ...

Front flood repair with reserve fund

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter concerns getting money to help with the recent flood damage. Everyone says we are waiting for the money from federal and state governments. However, in the meantime there are still roads that aren’t fixed due to lack of resources. We have friends halfway up on ...

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 ...