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Letters to the Editor

Chicken B-B-Q a big success

To the editor:On behalf of the Dollar Bay Fire Department and the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools, we would like to thank the following for their support of the chicken barbecue fourth of July celebration: Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile, Mike Borsum, Copper Country Cubes, Nels ...

Kermit’s Kids say ‘Thanks’

To the editor:On behalf of the Kermit's Keweenaw Kids Youth Program we would like to sincerely thank all of the golfers who came out on July 12 to the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge to support the Kermit's Keweenaw Kids youth program fundraiser. Our thanks also to the following individuals and ...

Barbecue help is appreciated

To the editor:Houghton Lions Club members and Michigan Tech football players assisted with cooking the chicken for the barbecue held Aug. 2.Members of the club worked on rebuilding the Matt Manderfield Barbecue Pit adjacent to the Dee Stadium. Many thanks to Superior Block, Pebbles, Pete ...

The causes of a depression

To the editor:A depression occurs when there is too little demand for goods, not a great supply. What is needed is more customers, not more capital. A depression exists when the sum-total of employers pay their employees too little to buy back all they produce. It is the excessive profit they ...

Killing wolves is no answer

To the editor:The sole purpose of wildlife management in this country is to maximize numbers of opportunities for hunters and fishermen. The (now) majority of Americans that would like to "take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints" routinely see our predators decimated in the name ...

Land would be a good Senator

To the editor:Terri Lynn Land is running for Carl Levin's seat in the Senate. She did a terrific job as our Secetary of State for two terms. We got better service for less money. Now it is time to elect her to the Senate. She plans to visit many of our towns and cities to meet us face to ...

Credible wolf review needed

To the editor:In regards to the plan to remove wolves from the endangered species, which has been on hold, it is unknown if it will delay the delisting of the wolves.Some of the leading wolf experts were removed from the list to stifle descent. There were 16 scientists who signed a letter to ...

Reunion was a great success

To the Editor:We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the following for their support of the successful Hancock All School Reunion: Daily Mining Gazette, Hancock Public Schools, City of Hancock, Wickley Agency, WMPL, WOLV, Superior National Bank, Dave's BP, Fine Line Tire, Gartner's ...

Humane Society misrepresented

To the editor:John Hongisto's misrepresentations about The Humane Society of the United States are part of an effort to defend Michigan's unnecessary wolf hunting season.While we oppose an open trophy hunting season on Michigan's wolves, which is not backed by sound science or Michigan's own ...

Liberal media is misleading

To the editor:News is often distorted by those who report it. Liberals, who have dominated the news media for decades, have done biased reporting on abortion, gun control, race relations, etc.George Zimmerman, who shot black teenager, Trayvon Martin, last year to defend himself, was mislabeled ...

Delighted by federal delay

To the editor:I was excited to hear the news "Feds delay review of plan to drop wolf protections." Surely, given the number of people that expressed outrage over the decision to drop three prominent wolf biologists from the committee, they really had no choice.Apparently they thought they could ...

A Frisbee ‘Thank You’

To the editor:The Frisbee Committee would like to thank all involved for the very successful 56th Annual Coca-Cola International Frisbee Tournament.Attendance for the event continues to grow, players and fans continue to rave about the venue, and, as one contestant said Sunday night, "This is ...

Belated thanks from ATV club

To the editor:First off, I would like to say sorry this took so long.The Keweenaw ATV club would like to send a great big thank you to Portage Health, And all the other groups that helped put on a ATV Safety Clinic. This was back in May.Again, thank you all very much.Keweenaw ATV Club

Good response to playground

To the editor:On behalf of the Copper Harbor Playground Project I would like to thank the entire Keweenaw community for their generous support! We have received nearly 3,000 individual donations ranging from kids sending $1 of their allowance money to thousands of dollars from local ...

Conference was outstanding

To the editor:Recently the Rotary Club of Houghton hosted a conference drawing Rotarians from the Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Carolina and Hawaii. Thanks to the staff at Michigan Tech where our conference sessions were held and the Magnuson-Franklin Square Hotel, participants were ...

Copper Props Fly-in wonderful

To the editor:Thanks to all who turned out on a beautiful Sunday for the EAA Chapter 1270 annual Copper Props Fly-In.It was a wonderful day to fly, 150 community members got a taste of flying with local pilots, the community support was great, all seemed to have a good time. Thanks to our ...

No church can save a person

To the editor:Talk about "unintelligible" (DMG 7-18-13). I had to locate the letter in question (from the Georgia writer) in order to make any sense of what had been previously written. (Thanks to the Gazette for making this possible on its nicely organized website.)The Georgia letter writer ...

What it means to be a believer

To the editor:Creation scientists have proven that the Grand Canyon and the Niagara Falls could have been formed in the last 6,000 years.Ever wonder why there are so many genealogies in the Bible? One reason is because they date the earth! In Matthew 1, there is a genealogy showing that there ...

Wolves should not be hunted

To the editor:I am a lifelong U.P. resident who grew up on a farm, in a family with deer hunters. Several sightings of wolves over the past 20 years have been fleeting and without incident, other than the thrill of seeing a wolf.The National Wolfwatcher Coalition supports the effort to repeal ...

Shocked by local yards

To the editor:My sister and I recently returned to Hancock for a class reunion. We were shocked by the upkeep of yards and areas around yards in the city!A snowmobile was parked on the sidewalk! A yard in the back of our mom's house hasn't been mowed in two years. We took a ride around ...