Letters to the Editor

A grateful Scout says ‘thank you’

To the editor:Dear Rice Lakes Sportsman's Club, My name is Weston, and I am writing this letter on behalf of my Boy Scout troop here in Houghton. We would like to thank you for allowing us to use your club's cabin for our use; it is one of our favorite places to go camping. In the past year and ...

Quilt show helped the animals

To the editor:The Copper Country Humane Society would like to thank all of the individuals who made this year's Strawberry Festival Quilt Show such a successful benefit for the animals. This was the ninth consecutive year for the show, which is put on by the Portage Quilt House, the Portage ...

A response to athiest’s letter

To the editor:The recent July 11 letter from a person in Georgia was so unintelligible that I've edited it to make it understandable:A person may wonder which group is more delusional, those that practice something, or those that practice nothing.In the modern world, superstition goes back to ...

A questioning of character

To the editor:This letter is written with the hope it will enlighten the voters of Laurium as to the character of their elective officials.Four years of requesting a return of the convenient parking we once knew at the Bicentennial Ball Field has fallen upon deaf ears once again.The chairperson ...

What’s going on at cemetery

To the editor:Forrest Hill Cemetery looks terrible! What is going on there? This is disrespectful to our deceased veterans, relatives and friends.Larry ManttaKeweenaw Bay

Look deep into UPPCO request

To the editor:I'm applauding Robert Evan's letter written last week regarding UPPCO wanting another rate increase.He was right about it all, and the only way these concerns will get looked into or somewhat under control is if we DO speak up and address them. Whether it's here to draw attention ...

Overwhelmed by support

To the editor:We are overwhelmed by the support from everyone who attended the Brody Ronald Etelamaki Benefit at the Lakes Lounge on June 30. Thank you all for coming. Heartfelt gratitude to the American Legion Post 90 for their generous donation and use of their great facility, and to the ...

Bible teaches about love

To the editor:A March 15 letter condemning Christianity and the Bible quoted this from the book, "Letter to a Christian Nation": "Christians have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured and killed people in the name of God ..."That also describes what militant atheists did ...

MusicFest was a big success

To the editor:The Keweenaw County Historical Society wishes to thank all those responsible for making the 5th Annual MusicFest at the Historic School in Gay, MI on July 6, 2013 a very successful event.Entertainment was provided by: 1) Singin' Sheriff, Ron Lahti, Joe Kezele & Andrea ...

Clearing up the Big Annie story

To the editor:I have been privileged with opportunities to reintroduce the story and legacy of Annie Clemenc to the Keweenaw. My initial plan was simple and minimal, but a quality representation developed with support from the community.This letter is intended to clarify some of the ...

Rep. Dianda explains his vote

Recently, I voted against the Michigan legislature's plan to expand Medicaid (HB 4714). I know there has been some confusion about why I voted the way I did, and I apologize for that. Let me take this opportunity to explain the expansion plan that was on the table, and why I could not give it ...

It was a great year at BHK

Summer is here, school busses off the roads and it is time to reflect on the year. As the Chairperson of the BHK Parent Policy Council, I am pleased to share for our group as a whole. We are thankful for the experiences and benefit our children/all children received in BHK programs.As Parent ...

Thanks for help with the Fourth

To the editor:The South Range Fourth of July Committee of the South Range business Association thanks all our local businesses, sponsors, donors and to those who helped patronize our annual fundraisers in making our annual Fourth of July celebration a fun and festive event for all.South Range ...

Library friends offer their thanks

To the Editor:We Friends of the Calumet Public Library held our annual fundraising book sale on June 29, and it was extremely successful. Many individuals and businesses helped greatly. We heartily thank:Dan Riutta Contracting, who donated two months of book storage space.Designotype ...

A tip of the hat to the KBC

To the editor:Only in America, Land of Opportunity, Alive and WellHaving grown up on Jay and the Americans hit song, "Only in America, Land of Opportunity," I was able to live the dream, chase the rainbow and experience the excitement of "shooting for the moon". My father always said, "if you ...

The dangerous rise of satanism

To the editor:A person may wonder which group is more delusional: those that practice satanism, or those that practice atheism. In the modern world, satanism goes back to Canaan, the fourth and youngest son of Ham, and also Nimrod, the youngest son of Cush, who was the eldest son of Ham.As you ...

Visit here was time well spent

To the editor:I am glad it is close, "it" being going home. This has been by far the most successful writing time I have ever experienced. I hope I find a way to keep it going when I re-enter the world, leaving this expanse of granite water, which I grant it, is a muse of the first ...

Thanks for help on the Fourth

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make the Mohawk, Fulton 4th of July a big success. The following Businesses and people donated items to the event: Slim's Caf, American Legion Post 230, Cliff Perreault, Econo Foods, Mohawk Superette, and Country Hearth.Also thank you to all ...

Please return my sunglasses

To the editor:This letter is to the person who stole my burgundy-red sunglasses from St. Vincent de Paul's dressing room on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Hancock. Shame on you. I set them down while trying on items, went to the counter to pay for my things, then I realized I left my glasses.Upon ...

UPPCO hike not necessary

To the Editor:In case you haven't heard, UPPCO wants ANOTHER rate increase for 2014 (this time 8.1 percent).If approved, this will be the third rate increase they've received in just the last 5 years, and would mean another $120 added to the average annual household electric bill.UPPCO ...