Letters to the Editor

Area shortage of senior transport

To the editor: Currently, there is an extreme shortage of available transportation for seniors to and from Marquette, Aspirus Wausau and Mayo Clinic. Thee Western UP Planding Development Region suggests either contacting the few cab companies up here that my or may not be able to transport, ...

Danger in voting on single issue

To the editor: Recently, a woman from the Copper Country, who is a regular contributor; submitted trash talk which I found personally offensive. Her claim was that Democrats support abortion. I don’t know how she made this connection. I am a lifetime Democrat and not a fan of this ...

Story of nation, body, book

To the editor: Imagine you run the entire world, but you are invisible. You want to tell everyone who you are and the purpose for their existence, but no one can see you. The best way to talk to the world without them being able to see you is to pick a nation on earth that can speak for ...

Vaccine benefit far outweighs risk

To the editor: The purpose of vaccinations is to create the safest means of controlling illnesses in individuals as well as the general public. A walk through the Hillside Cemetery quickly reveals the graves of hundreds, mostly children and elderly, and the devastating effects of influenza on ...

Dillman’s promise not kept at Alberta

To the editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1954, Michigan Tech president Grover Dillman accepted the gift of the town of Alberta, including its sawmill and 1,700 acres of forest land from the Ford Motor Company Fund. At that time he said, “You may have confidence that the college will operate ...

Departing greeter says goodbye

To the editor: To my family, my co-workers and my friends: you have expressed your love and congratulations on my my exit from a job I loved with all my heart. The many years of greeting you, and all the friendships that grew from those greetings shall be held in my heart for a lifetime of ...

Warming threat to nation’s security

To the editor: Letter writer Lois Jean Dahlquist dismisses the threat posed by global warming. However, it’s important to note that 58 former U.S. national security leaders, including 35 admirals and generals, recently sent a letter on climate change to President Donald Trump. This ...

Meters neither safe nor smart

To the editor: UPPCO has announced they will be installing smart meters unless you opt-out. Smart meters are meters which use wireless radiation to transmit data back to the utility. Smart meters are called Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), making them sound fabulous. Electricity ...

Patronize Chick-fil-A restaurants

To the editor: Dan T. Cathy is the owner of one of the largest family-owned businesses in the U.S., Chick-fil-A, (a fast food restaurant). He is a Christian businessman and his business operations are closed on Sunday as this is a day of rest as recorded in the Bible. He also believes that ...

Laurium, Calumet should be merged

To the editor: As a former resident of the Calumet area, I have been reading about the challenges faced by the Village of Calumet. The village obviously has been struggling financially to meet the needs for obtaining new snow moving equipment and other services. When you look at the ...

Bible written for all generations

To the editor: To understand Scripture one must first of all be spiritually born again, and then the Holy Spirit can give you the key that unlocks the door to understanding. In his letter to the editor titled: “Father, son are separate beings,” Robert Kohtala found the key to ...

City endorses school millage

To the editor: On May 7, 2019, the Hancock Public Schools District is seeking a 10-year renewal of its non-homestead operating millage. This millage is levied only on non-homestead properties; it is not levied on owner-occupied residences. The non-homestead millage generates a significant ...

Appreciation for police hoopsters

To the editor: The Houghton High School Class of 2019 would like to thank the following members of the police force for their kind participation in our basketball game fundraiser on March 23: Brent Isaacson, Ryan LaBerge, John Donnelly, Matt Tchida, Brett Beauchamp, Matt Therrian, Nate ...

Wind proponent conspiracy

To the editor: The new A.J.Mihm gas generating plant in Pelkie will generate a projected $1,475,000 in new and additional tax dollars for Baraga County in 2019. Why is this additional Baraga County tax revenue information not being disseminated to the citizens of Baraga County? Is this ...

Opponent points are contradictory

To the editor: It seems like the strategy of wind power opponents in Baraga County has been to throw every conceivable criticism and complaint at the plan, no matter how utterly preposterous the claims might be, and just hope something sticks. One result of this is that many of the claims are ...

Taxpayers should support township

To the editor: I would like to first say that I am a resident of L'Anse Township and do support the zoning amendment wording for the May 7 referendum to have 29,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser's forested property zoned as Forest Resource. That's what it comes down to. The Township Board had its ...

Residents want place to stay as is

To the editor: I'm sure that Renewable Energy Systems, the company that wanted to develop an industrial-scale wind farm in eastern Baraga County, is disappointed because it needed to cancel that project, but large numbers of local residents are not. About 30 years ago this area had a bad ...

God controls climate of Earth

To the editor: It seems the more degrees you have, the greater risk that you will fall for the devil's lies. Al Gore came up with global warming. The day he introduce it in Washington, it was so cold everything was closed. I'll bet the Lord thought, "I'll show you who is in charge" ( I know ...

Bible’s content inspires good

To the editor: Like clockwork, another letter appeared in the DMG from David Keranen, timed to fit the one-letter-a month limit. In it (DMG 4-16-l9) he chides Bible-believers for cherry-picking scripture for favorable passages. Yet in the same letter he once again cherry-picks Old ...

Trust in Christ; get transformed

To the editor: Corruption is rampant in America as never before. Top issues include (1) black entertainer pays two people to pull off a racial/political hoax and gets no jail time, (2) FBI fraudulence at the highest level, (3) liberal media lying daily to bring down President Trump, (4) ...