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Support of airport appreciated

June 9, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

On behalf of the Houghton County Memorial Airport, I would like express my sincere appreciation to all who were involved in our triennial disaster drill at the airport May 30.

We would like to thank all local volunteer fire departments, first responders and other emergency personnel for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice that they've put into the long hours of training.

They are: Calumet Township, Quincy Franklin, Boston, Dollar Bay, Tamarack, and Laurium fire departments; Bootjack, Chassell, Adams, and Allouez Township first responders; Mercy EMS, Houghton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police and the American Red Cross.

We appreciate their support of the airport. Without them, a number of things would not be possible.

We would also like to say thank you to the local businesses in the area - Ferrellgas, Domino's Pizza, McDonald's, Pepsi Cola of Houghton and Subway - for donating resources for the drill.

Fact Box

The Daily Mining Gazette welcomes letters to the editor from readers.

Letters should be signed and include name, address and telephone number. Names will not be withheld and letters should be no longer than 400 words. No personal attacks. Writers are limited to one letter per month. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length, as well as for spelling and punctuation.

Mail letters to: Letters to the Editor, The Daily Mining Gazette, P.O. Box 368, Houghton, MI 49931. Letters may also be e-mailed to or submitted on the Gazette's Web site,, by clicking on "Submit News."

Additional thanks goes to Skywest Airlines, Portage Health and Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.

Hats off to everybody.

Dennis Hext, Manager

Houghton County Memorial Airport

Franklin Township



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