Opinion

Helped vet enjoy his final days

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March 2018, he was in rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

Protect yourself from flu during holiday season

Editorial

It is not too late to get the flu vaccine. National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8, promotes awareness about the importance of the flu vaccine and provides a reminder to get the flu shot for those who have not done so yet this season. Annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect ...

Flimsy excuses by God apologists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The letters recently published from Christian fundamentalists requires a response. First, quoting scriptures proves nothing. Would fundamentalists pay any attention to quotes from the Quran, or quotes from the Avesta, the Upanishads, or the Book of Mormon? Of ...

Tiny plastics pose big threat to Great Lakes

Editorial

Even at microscopic levels, plastics polluting our Great Lakes can be a very severe threat. Microbeads, or microplastics, are tiny plastic particles measuring less than 5 millimeters in size. They’re typically found in popular skin care products and toothpaste, and can also be the leftover ...

One man’s inspiring story in this season of giving

Columns

What were the common concerns of a senior in high-school in the 1950s — where should I work, should I go to college, what do I want to do for the rest of my life, or what do I want my legacy to be? For one young man, he had chosen to enroll in college but then the unthinkable occurred. His ...

Several grounds for impeachment

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It is past time to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. The Muller investigation is a legal matter. Impeachment is a constitutional matter. The emoluments clause speaks to personal gain of the president. Making money from people staying in his many hotels to ...

Kind, thoughtful thing to do for us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank Rachel Sears and her family, the local schools, and anyone else who contributed to or participated in the Pumpkin Fest Dance held at the Chassell Pavilion on Nov. 3 as a fundraiser for Bob Mantta. That was a very kind and thoughtful thing to do for us. ...

Bible is inerrant word of God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helen’s eruption was the most destructive in U.S. history, yet it measured only 5.1 on the Richter scale. Fifty-seven people died and thousands of animals were killed, according to the United States Geological Survey. This earthquake lasted a mere ...

Concern yourself more with future

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Debate occurs here about topics like the origin of the universe, the age of the Earth, and how humans came into being. These are rhetorical statements much of the time and will find no consensus. As proclaimed in Scripture, these as well as other confusing views, served up by ...

Be vigilant of dangers, risks of meth

Editorial

One of the less-celebrated designated days in November comes Friday, which is marked on the calendar as National Meth Awareness Day. Far too many in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula need little reminder of the dangers this powerful drug can pose and the havoc it can ravage on users and their ...

Decadence could be the problem

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Some reflections as we move beyond midterm elections and Thanksgiving Day: It’s been nearly 400 years since the pilgrims’ landing in December 1820 in the New World, which took three months for that ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, half the people dying. One would think, ...

Great to see gas prices coming down

Editorial

We are glad to see that gas prices in Marquette improved since our last editorial on Nov. 17 when we reported that Meijer in Escanaba was .33 per gallon less than the Meijer in Marquette. On Monday, the price of gas at Meijer in Marquette was listed on Gas Buddy as $2.57 per gallon. The ...

Starts of SKY fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the board members of Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), I would like to thank the community members who made our Stars of SKY Oct. 13 dinner and auction an outstanding event. Our thanks go out to a number of community organizations and friends who donated their time ...

LL-H Sports Fall fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of student-athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools, I would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the third annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Sept. 29 at the ...

Join Cheer Club: Give gift to local youth

Editorial

Now that we’ve all had our share, or probably more than our share, of turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving, the holiday season can really get into full swing. As we like to do every year down here at The Mining Journal and the Daily Mining Gazette, spreading cheer becomes a major focus in ...

Hunters need to be mindful, careful in woods

Editorial

It’s too early to know the exact circumstances behind the shooting deaths of three men in Michigan last week. But all three were celebrating the Michigan time-honored tradition of deer hunting in the woods. Justin Beutel, 38, of Sanford was hunting on private property near Alden and was ...

Camp Kitwin could be answer

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Now that Houghton County voters have rejected the addition to the jail, it may be time to consider Camp Kitwin. With a little remodeling and solidarity, Camp Kitwin could be the answer to dealing with crime and not cost the taxpayers a ton of money. And 160 beds ...

Don’t put tunnel in our straits

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: We have been told a Line 5 tunnel will provide "energy security" for Michigan, especially propane for the UP. But 100 percent of the propane NGLs crossing the straits go directly to Sarnia for Enbridge profit, not Michigan need. The 2 percent of Line 5's natural ...

Shopping locally helps make region economy strong

Editorial

We know many people are excited for the Christmas season and some are fired up for the accompanying shopping season which began Friday. We hope when each of you decides how to spend your hard-earned money, you think locally. There are many wonderful small businesses in our communities and a ...

Holidays for adopted child brings extra feelings

Columns

rner you may be feeling a mix of emotions. Holidays can be a happy time while celebrating each other’s company. Holidays are a chance to celebrate your traditions and spend more time as family. Holidays can also bring feelings of sadness about the people who will not be around. Holidays ...