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Letters to the Editor

Walk for the poor succesful

To the editor:On September 14, of this year, our local St. Vincent de Paul sponsored its fourth annual "Friends of the Poor Walk" to help the needy families in the CLK area.This year we had a unique partnership with Main Street, "Zumba with Royale" Calumet Township and Calumet Village. Between ...

Aspirus clinic good news on many levels

Although the official announcement came a couple of weeks ago and construction has already begun, Aspirus Keweenaw made it official Monday with groundbreaking ceremonies at the site of a new clinic in Houghton.We applaud Aspirus and support the new clinic on several levels.As our area slowly ...

Why support United Way?

To the editor:I was asked this week, "Why should you/I donate to CC United Way?" and that is a good question. When I think about it, the news media tells us all about catastrophes happening all around our country, but are not able to know about private catastrophes that are happening in ...

An Ode to Obama

With a real President we could!Is there his way to do any good?Being led by a Chicago hood!What I hear and see must he have a head of wood.Regulate the country into last place, no one should.From the beginning it was clear he would!Who does he talk to?Why on earth can't we find one, ...

His suggestion comes to fruition

To the editor:Years ago I suggested that all employee perks should be taxed, including company financed health insurance.Now that many companies are no longer providing health care but instead paying employees to buy their own, those payroll supplements will be taxed.That includes federal and ...

Jeffers Marathon a great success

To the editor:The Jeffers High School Athletic Department would like to extend its thanks to all participants and volunteers who made the 9th annual Half Marathon/5k Walk/Run Fundraiser a huge success.Thanks to the following businesses for their contributions to this fundraiser we could not do ...

Medical staff gave good care

To the editor:We neglected to mention our appreciation to the staff and management at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in our mom's recent obituary.She was a resident there for the last 2 1/2 years and we will always be grateful for the loving and personal care she was given. From the ...

Generous hearts warm community

To the editor:The Board of Directors of the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne's in Calumet would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the community for the outpouring of generous donations after a recent lightning strike. The damage to the steeple was extensive, but we're extremely thankful ...

Cemetery is in great shape

To the editor:Compliments to the Hancock City Lakeside Cemetery grounds keepers.Having relatives buried in most of the local cemeteries I can honestly say that the Hancock Cemetery has taken on the look of a golf course through a lot pride, hard work and a couple of push mowers and encourage ...

Questions about local healthcare

To the editor:My husband is in dialysis 3x/week at Portage Health. They take blood samples at least 1x/month for the many tests they run. My husband went to a neurologist, also from Portage and he requested two blood test that dialysis didn't do.We asked dialysis to draw one blood sample at his ...

Another side of Syrian story

To the editor:I am tired of hearing about Assad's regime being brutal and oppressive.Any government, democratic or otherwise, will respond violently if a bunch of people try to overthrow it.I have been in Syria under Assad Sr., and members of my family have been there more recently for times ...

Vets deserve their benefits

To the editor:I had the privilege and honor of accompanying a World War II veteran on this week's U.P. Honor Flight mission to Washington, D.C. Being a part of this flight was a tremendous experience I will never forget.These veterans, like all who have proudly worn a uniform for the United ...

President must be impeached

To the editor:I am writing today to ask your readers to urge Congressman Benishek to support an official impeachment inquiry into President Obama's unconstitutional actions. ObamaCare violates the First Amendment to the Constitution by forcing employers to cover abortion-inducing drugs and ...

Thanks for the help at tourney

To the editor:Now that summer is winding into fall, the Copper Country Walleye Association wants to take a moment to thank all the businesses that supported its second annual Angler and Young Angler fishing tournament on Portage Lake last July.Many generous local sponsors helped make the event ...

Clarification is needed on PA 21

To the editor:As Yoopers and other Michiganians circulate petitions to repeal Michigan Public Act 21, it's evident that clarification is needed on a few issues.If voters fail to reject PA21 of 2013, the right to referendum on wildlife management issues is gone forever.Remember 2006? Voters in ...

Political parties aren’t different

To the editor:Can you imagine Michigan Democrats taking over in November and slapping a 4 percent tax on small business gross income? The impact would be devastating.Now for the reality check; Michigan Republicans voted in a 4 percent income tax on all retirement gross income for the majority ...

Bible describes a relationship

To the editor:This letter addresses the self-qualified Californian author who obviously has no agenda (DMG 9-4-13). One point he missed: the deity he refers to is God. The Old Testament repeatedly uses phrases like "...and ye shall know that I am the Lord God." (Ezek. 13:9)No "jumble" of ...

Grace runs a great program

To the editor:I just returned from Grace Lutheran Church in South Range. I witnessed an awesome program for kids K-5. It runs from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year, at the church. There is no cost and it is well-staffed by many caring adults, even some great MTU student ...

Stray animals still a problem

To the editor:Although what I have to say is not a huge problem in the entire scheme of things, it does involve the suffering of living creatures, and does affect our communities.I am speaking, once again, about the problem of stray cats. K-SNAG has been inundated since our organization began ...

It’s important to look at Bible

To the editor:Not every word in the Bible's history of creation is literal. We need to know when words are figurative and what they mean.The first chapter of Genesis doesn't really describe the creation of the earth, sun, moon, stars as celestial bodies. It tells about a new creation on the ...