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Letters to the Editor

Couple bought WWII vet lunch

To the editor:At noon July 11, a kind, understanding and patriotic unknown couple paid for my lunch at Candie's. My cap indicated WWII veteran.Many thanks for their consideration. For thier information, I sailed with 8,000 troops from San Fransisco, stops at New Zealand, Australia, Clean, ...

New LL team relied on help

To the editor:The Keweenaw Little League fielded a softball team of 9 and 10 year old girls to play in the Little League district tournament for the first time in recent memory. We earned second place at the tournament, held in Ironwood.Fielding the team would have been impossible without ...

Benjamin ‘Ben’ Ernest Juntikka

HANCOCK - Benjamin "Ben" Ernest Juntikka, 84, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday morning, July 31, 2014, after a long illness.He was born on March 9, 1930, in Obenhoff, a son of the late Ernest and Amanda (Rajala) Juntikka. As a child, Ben attended the Atlantic Mine School.He worked ...

John George ‘Jack’ Grafford

HANCOCK - John George "Jack" Grafford, 92, of Prospect Street in Hancock, passed away at the Omega House in Houghton, on Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014.He was born on October 31, 1921 in Niles, Michigan to the late William F. "Bill" and Freda M. (Martinsen) Grafford. He graduated from Niles ...

Is a new casino necessary?

To the editor:Seems like all we hear about these days is about when the KBIC is going to purchase the Baraga Lakeside and convert it into a new "Destination" casino.Well I have a thought or two about all of this hullaballoo. First things I have to ask is why aren't we making money in the ...

Ask your team to play the Jets

To the editor:I am writing as an Adams Township School Board member and as a parent of four student athletes.Our Jeffers hockey team is struggling each year to fill out a workable schedule. We were recently informed that Calumet will not play us again this year, and both Houghton and Hancock ...

Bear should be live-trapped

To the editor:The Audubon society encourages people to feed birds by putting feeders out to attract them. My daughter in law has placed several feeders out and window stick on type to feed humming birds.She has taken beautiful pictures of the various birds attracted by feeding them.Now the ...

Art in architecture at First Friday

The Calumet Art District is pleased to bring you a wonderful array of gallery openings for the August First Friday. You'll find an assortment of media such as painting, photography, wood burning and found object art as well as a chance to make your own jewelry.Each summer, the Main Street ...

‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough

At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in fact, have a sense of humor.The Marvel universe, of course, isn't entirely lacking comedy, as we've seen in "Iron Man" and "The Avengers." But on the whole, ...

Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC’s Peter Pan

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical classic will air Dec. 4.The 26-year-old ...

Editorial missed mark on guns

To the editor:The editorial from the Battle Creek Enquirer printed in the July 10, Daily Mining Gazette absolutely amazes me. The author of that editorial must have had his eyes closed.And if he opened them, he wouldn't see anything but his own hemorrhoids.He said he couldn't think of "a single ...

Science is self-correcting

To the editor:I've been told that the world is composed of atoms. I've never seen an atom and have no cognitive experience with any individual entities that I could positively say were atoms.The existence of things called atoms is just hearsay to me.As the great American patriot Thomas Paine ...

Don’t support Israeli expansion

Don't supportIsraeli expansionTo the editor:The only positive thing about the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers is that it might focus more needed attention on the overall situation.The Israelis invaded the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 1967, and since then they have deported ...

Illegal kids are here in Michigan

To the editor:Just wanted people to know that the federal government is busing illegal immigrant kids to Michigan. These kids are murders, and drug dealers, that's facts from their own mouths.They're saying that this wont cost the tax payers anything, that the feds will pick up the tab.That's ...

Cable lineup raises concerns

To the editor:Is anyone else concerned about the new TV HD channel lineup issued by Charter? On the Basic level: no Weather channel! This is just simply dangerous, especially with our changing weather patterns! No Canadian broadcasting!Hockey games will be on NBC Sports Network on Select HD, ...

Rotary says ‘thank you’

To the editor:It is with the greatest of pleasure that I write the following thank you.First and foremost, to the tough Yoopers, young and old, who braved a truly bizarre weather system that brought sideways rain, wind and balmy temperatures in the mid to upper 40's June 13 and 14. They came to ...

Lions thankful for July 4 help

To the editor:The Range Lions Club thanks everyone who helped in any special way and to those who patronized our annual Fourth of July Promotion in making it a fun and festive event.The Range Lions announce the grand prize winners of our annual 4th of July Raffle for a sight conservation and ...

Car show was a big success

To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following business, organizations and individuals who helped make this year's car show a success: The Bridgefest committee for making it happen, the Keweenaw Country Chamber of Commerce, Aspirus Keweenaw Medical Center for the use ...

Schaefer running for commission

To the editor:I am Richard Schaefer, running in the Aug. 5, Democratic primary for Keweenaw County Road Commission.The recession and cutbacks in state and federal funds have hit Keweenaw County and especially the road commission hard. While the dollars may not come back soon, wise management ...

God gives us his grace daily

To the editor:Did you know that God gives us GRACE daily, not weekly, or once for a lifetime. He gives GRACE, as needed. Let me explain.He doesn't give some people more grace and somebody else less grace. He gives grace evenly among us, but He gives it DAILY.He doesn't give more grace to the ...