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Letters to the Editor

Our president

To the editor: A few comments on a reader’s misinformed letter from late June. “He is smarter, and well-connected to other very talented people in finance and law.” As Trump said: “I’m ‘Like, Really Smart,’ a ‘Very Stable Genius’.” A stable is where you keep all the ...

Smell the roses

To the editor: There is a lot of sadness and negativity in our world today with COVID-19, rioting and looting and much political rivalry. If you are feeling depressed and need a pick-me-up try turning off your TV/computer (or however you get your news) for just a while and walk, ride a bike ...

Thanks for the party

To the editor: The Lake Rinded-Hubbell Class of 2020 would like to thank the following businesses that contributed to their non-alcoholic graduation party: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90, Bucko’s Party Store, Chopp-Kallio Insurance Agency, DeMars Food Mart, Dreamland, Joey’s Seafood ...

Who are you going to call?

To the editor: At first glance, it might appear that we live in an isolated bubble up here. The natural beauty, the glory of the lake, the endless forests suggest that all is well where we live. Spend a few weeks monitoring local police, fire, and EMS radio traffic in our area and ...

Learning from George Floyd

To the editor: Recently, we watched in horror as an unspeakable tragedy unfolded in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Like all Americans, I extend my deepest sympathies to George Floyd’s family. Since George’s death, many Americans, including myself, have exercised their first amendment right to ...

All we need is love

To the editor: Love is preached everywhere. Among its manifestations are filial love, love of nature or love of one’s occupation. Exclusive of an abiding love for the Creator, there is a singular love which, once consummated, remains permanent. At a gut level, some judge a person by his ...

Fear and action

To the editor: The incident of racist police brutality in Minneapolis took our focus away from COVID-19.  The pandemic woke us all up - it seems like nature’s way of saying, “STOP!  You are mortal creatures!  What are you doing with your time on the planet?”   Now that we are awake ...

Tired of Democrats

To the editor: Donald Trump is proving to be exactly what America needs. He is smarter, and well-connected to other very talented people in finance and law. Just imagine what would be happening, if Hillary Clinton had won. Donald Trump is God’s gift to America, just in the nick of time. ...

March in support of cops

To the editor: Hey Hey Yoopers, It’s time to stand up and speak out in support of our law enforcement officers before we happy-go-lucky self-righteous self-satisfied Yoopers are caught with our pants down. We had a peaceful demonstration recently in Houghton. There were many young ...

We support Black Lives Matter

To the editor: Protests all over the country and the world have erupted for the brutal murder of African American George Floyd by policeman Derek Chauvin on May 25th and for police brutality, in general, against African Americans, usually with impunity. In this case, the four officers at the ...

Hope you like your plants

To the editor: It was a long winter and cold spring and as a senior who has been self isolating to keep away from exposure to the Corona virus, I really looked forward to summer. A few weeks ago I purchased two beautiful geraniums and had them planted into a hanging planter and put them on ...

Fixing America through faith

To the editor: America is already morally and maybe soon financially bankrupt. “Wealth and power is god now.” Is this the beginning of the end of our 250 year empire? Many preacher are not teaching and preaching the whole “Word of God,” and many people that want that “feel good” ...

Thank you May Blood Drive

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Econofoods in Houghton, for hosting a blood drive in the month of May. As a result of their efforts, we collected 28 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the community members that took the time to ...

Go figure

To the editor: Recently, someone wrote to this paper and suggested that God may be using Donald Trump, (who by the way is the most morally bankrupt, and corrupt president in our history), to be somehow exposing the out of control corruption in Washington, D.C. This is very rich, as well as a ...

Keep the faith

To the editor: Recently, someone wrote to this paper and suggested that God may be using Donald Trump, (who by the way is the most morally bankrupt, and corrupt president in our history), to be somehow exposing the out of control corruption in Washington, D.C. This is very rich, as well as a ...

Whistle past the graveyard

To the editor: To hear Donald Trump speak, we are doing well fighting the COVID-19 virus approaching 120,000 deaths. No surprise, his only concern is getting reelected. When Trump could no longer ignore the Coronavirus, he finally put together a Pandemic Response Team which he quickly ...

Don’t politicize death

To the editor: Those who politicized George Floyd’s death should think about this: In our nation of over 300 million people, one man’s cruel abuse of power ended his life. Like Marxist class—warfare ideology, racial identity radicalism ignores what we do as individuals. Instead, it ...

NFL players are Americans

To the editor: Passage of time and prolonged thought do make for positive change. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell recently stated the NFL was wrong for not listening to players about the concerns of race, including kneeling during the national anthem during games. ...

Open letter to Keweenaw businesses

To the editor: An Open Letter to the Greater Keweenaw Business Community: As we gently start to emerge from our pandemic isolation, the issue of “masking-up” appears to be a growing problem.  I’ve noticed there are some businesses in the Keweenaw who apparently feel that requiring ...

Voting in a pandemic

To the editor: It’s nice to go to the polls and greet neighbors. But not during a pandemic. And not if you and two or three tired, cranky children are waiting in line after you’ve worked all day. Those closest to the door may have a chair, but often the line of voters stretches far beyond ...