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Opinion

February, the little guy in the calendar

Columns

February is the month that almost never made into our modern calendar.  History is sketchy, but we do know that the original  ancient Roman calendar had only 10 months in it - January and February not yet considered. That space was simply regarded as “winter time.” But eventually, ...

Breaking cycles with Families UPward

Columns

“A child needs to feel from the very start that she or he is wanted and loved. They should grow up in the soil of affection and care. There is no replacement for that, it is the most important thing. If that isn’t right from the very beginning then everything that follows is playing catch ...

Visual impairment and Orientation & Mobility services

Columns

A child with a visual impairment is defined as a child with vision that adversely affects their educational performance, even with correction. The Copper Country Intermediate School District (ISD) has personnel and systems in place to help students in our local schools who have such visual ...

Responding to the Kool-Aid

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’d like to respond to the Letter to the Editor from Jan. 18 titled, “You have a choice to make.” The letter quotes, “If you are not watching Fox News you are not getting the truth.” Are you kidding me? Well I decided to watch some Fox News and they were not ...

Support strong for Toys for Tots

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Outstanding community support enabled Toys for Tots to provide nearly 4,500 toys to over 1,100 children in the four-county area. In addition to the hundreds of individuals who dropped off toys in our donation boxes throughout the community, the following organizations were ...

Personal shoppers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Whilst taking my geezer walk at Walmart the other day, I encountered a young employee fixated on his handheld Walmart electronic thingy while he diligently pulled items off the shelves presumably filling the order of a customer who would later retrieve their collected booty ...

Something’s gotta give at Michigan Tech

Columns

As a resident of Portage Township and a graduate of Houghton High School, and despite the fact that I went to two other universities prior to returning home, I am proud to say that I have my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Michigan Technological University. I love saying that I bleed ...

How one man’s sketch provides a lesson in life

Columns

A young man was born in southern Europe in 1908. As a child, his mother would find him building structures from sugar cubes. He developed a love of art, but his mother convinced him to pursue a career as an architectural engineer. Then in 1940, the Germans invaded Ukraine where he was working. ...

Hating Jews is a bad idea

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: “The Jews are to blame for everything” -Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “The Jews have been entrusted with the words of God” -Apostle Paul (Romans 3:2) Which do you believe? Only one is right. Negative stereotypes ignore facts about Jewish identity and ...

Impeachment concerns

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Listening to the members of Congress present their case for impeachment, I have to wonder if they finally “got religion” concerning our Constitution, Founding Fathers, and Rule of Law in general. These are in fact the same people who claim that the Constitution is a ...

Learning life skills while getting on-the-job training

Columns

Bright lights shine through a large white atmosphere of sterile machines along each wall. A rush of air curiously inflated my lungs and was held for a moment, more weightless and freer than the outside world. The atmosphere between the four walls sent a shiver down my spine as if one could feel ...

No kid without a Christmas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: 2019 was the 21st 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 otherwise may ...

Heikinpaiva worth braving the cold, snow

Editorial

While on the surface, Hancock’s Heikinpaiva appears to be a cheap excuse to eat pie and have a parade in the middle of winter, it is actually a lot more than that. Heikinpaiva is a three-week celebration of Finnish heritage, something that is prevalent throughout the Copper Country, giving ...

Getting started writing for the Gazette

Columns

People ask how I began writing articles for the Gazette.  I just slipped casually into it, beginning in my early teens, when I would climb the three long flights of well worn wooden steps to the press room for leftover paper. The odor of printer’s ink was intoxicating, already seeping ...

Hancock development

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding Tuesday’s article, “Hancock considers using land for business, technology park” it seems like the city of Hancock should worry less about developing forest land on the outskirts of town and focus, instead, on renovating the abandoned spaces in downtown Hancock. ...

Criminal justice reforms will give second chance to those who deserve

Columns

Everybody makes mistakes. Unfortunately for some, their past mistakes have left them with old criminal records from which they are never truly able to move on. Many Upper Peninsula residents have old criminal convictions from bad decisions they made when they were younger. They serve their ...

Helping a friend in need

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A good friend decided to give you a house and said hey is a gift for you. After many years the house started to fall int disrepair and needed a lot of fixing. The neighborhood asked you, ‘Why don’t you fix your house?’ And you replied, ‘Why should I have to fix it? Let ...

Historical link to present day

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A scientist will perform experiments or gather historical information, organize and analyze the results, and then form a hypothesis that seems to fit the data. Other scientists will perform the experiments or look at the historical data and may concur, or might possibly refute ...

Need another choice as guide

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In September 2017, Representative Jack Bergman joined the bipartisan congressional Climate Solutions Caucus at the urging of a dedicated group of high school students. Since then he has utterly failed to keep his promise to the young people who worked so hard to help him ...