Opinion

Summer professional development

Columns

One of the biggest misconceptions that I often hear is that teachers have it made—they get their summers off. From what I have witnessed, that is not true here in the Copper Country. We have many dedicated teachers in all of our local schools who want to continually improve and learn new ...

What if….the future of K-12 education

Columns

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development launched the project The Future of Education and Skills in 2030. It explored how we are to prepare students for jobs that have not even been created yet. What skills will they need in 2030? The answer, educational institutions will ...

LGBTQ matters

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: To the LGBTQ children and youth living here now or who grew up in the Copper Country, you are, and always were, important members of our community. There are many adults who know you as assets to our community and know that in a just world you would be accepted and honored as ...

What is the reasonable value of human life?

Columns

Less than a month after deadly shootings left 50 dead and 50 seriously injured in New Zealand, the nation passed legislation banning automatic weapons and most semiautomatic weapons including military style assault rifles. Under the new law, New Zealand citizens can still possess some ...

Nader’s horse apples and buffalo chips

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A modern-day St. George, Ralph Nader’s long list of slain dragons includes getting seat belts put in cars, exposing the iniquities of big oil companies and criticizing wasteful spending on Elvis Presley postage stamps. Some years back he gained recognition for espousing broad ...

Why do we need a Pride Month?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing this letter in response to two recent decisions that were made designating June as Pride Month. One was by the city council of Marquette, the other by Governor Whitmer. A nation and people which turns its back on God and embraces what He calls abomination is ...

Thanks Aspirius Keweenaw

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The athletic departments at Calumet High School and Lake Linden-Hubbell High School would like to thank Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital for their help in providing sports physicals to our student-athletes this spring. Over 50 dedicated and community-minded health care professionals ...

Lakes seniors thank area

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Lake Linden-Hubbell Class of 2019 Seniors will like to thank the following companies for their donation to the Non-Alcoholic Lock-in Graduation Party: Chopp-Kallio Torch Lake Fed. Credit Union Bucko’s Krunch Drive Through Depot Loading Zone ...

Bridgefest Chicken Bingo fun

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY) would like to thank all who came out to participate in Bridgefest Chicken Bingo. Our board of directors has as much fun each year in running it as the kids who like to watch the chickens and the adults who win the prize money. We couldn’t do ...

Thanks to the entire community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you. Dear Community of Mine.....Thank you. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I am indebted to you forever. There are so many of you to thank individually and I hope that you all can feel my heartfelt thanks resonate in your kind and generous hearts and ...

Death is not eternal life

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Too many devout Christians have been falsely accused of heresy for proclaiming truths their accusers didn’t understand. Here is an example of that: Herbert W. Armstrong was a preacher for more than 50 years. He considered the Bible to be divinely inspired and factual but he ...

How to show you are not cruel

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Rachel Laurn writes (Letter to the editor, May 7th): “What if you could even write a book explaining yourself? ... You want desperately to show everyone that you are not cruel, but loving. Not harsh, but kind. Not quick to get angry, but extremely patient.” She’s ...

What will our children say?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The last year or two has seen an unprecedented number of U.S. natural disasters: major hurricanes, massive floods, deadly tornadoes, severe wildfires, subzero cold spells, some of the hottest years on record, etc. The rest of the world has likewise suffered increasing droughts, ...

Babies are just not animals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor titled: “Abortion is not murder” Oh my! How words are chosen to make sinful acts sugar coated or okay in the eyes of those committing them. Take the word abortion for instance. Webster’s Dictionary says: “ the spontaneous or ...

We have choices to make

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Are school shootings driving you mad? Do you think the NRA and the conservatives that want us to keep our guns are the problem? Do you believe that if they could take our guns away that it would be back to “safe and sound” again? I don’t. If they succeeded in taking away ...

Local price gouging issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I find it difficult to justify local second-hand stores’ ongoing price hikes. Lately, it seems that St. Vincent de Paul and Goodwill, to name a few, have learned that they can capitalize on the “trend” of thrift-shopping. People shop at second-hand stores to save money, ...

We could all show love

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: No doubt all of humanity is experiencing its last hurrahs. America is now exhibiting the same attributes that brought the demise of Rome and other great civilizations. These include: 1. Love of show and luxury (affluence), 2. Widening gap between rich and poor, 3. ...

Democracy or Autocracy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What are the limits of our indifference? John McCain, Serget Magnitsky, and Jamal Khashoggi all endured unspeakable torture, one for years and two at the loss of their lives, simply because they effused to deny truth and freedom. Their sacrifice has been rewarded with ...

Houghton seniors thank community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2019 would like to thank our community for its support of our all-night lock-in party held on May 24th, 2019. Because of your donations and support of our fundraising efforts, we enjoyed a night of fun and friendship during our last event as a ...

Joe Evans Classic was huge success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thanks to all who helped make the 17th Annual Joe Evans Classic a Great Success! This year’s Joe Evans Classic, the 17th Annual Omega House Golf Outing, brought out nearly 90 players, who played under almost perfect conditions at Portage Lake Golf Course. Proceeds from the ...