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Letters to the Editor

A look at Jesus’ death, resurrection

To the editor:A letter (Mar. 29) quoted the King James Version of Luke 18:33 saying Jesus "shall rise again" as if he would be resurrected twice. No Christian believes that, so why quote one of the translation errors in the KJV? The RSV doesn't include the word "again" in that passage.The ...

Racism raises its ugly head

To the editor:It's estimated that between the 1492 Columbus "discovery" and the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota, the number of native inhabitants in the Western Hemisphere fell from 50 million to 1.8 million.It's against that genocidal backdrop - and the recent week's worth of ...

Bake sale was a big success

To the editor:The committee of the St. Paul's Church Easter Altar Society Bake Sale would like to thank the following people and businesses for their generous contributions and help to make our bake sale a complete success again this year. To Gary Schraufnagel and his staff at Shopko in Calumet ...

Dinner, auction went very well

Zion Lutheran Church (Hancock) recently had a very successful spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser that benefited our Lahti Retreat Center Bible camp.Our success was largely due to all the donations received from our local businesses.We would like to thank 41 Lumber, 5th & ...

Gremlin event was a big hit

The Houghton Sports Boosters hosted its annual Spring Dinner Dance recently and we would like to thank all those that helped to make the evening a great success.We appreciate the support from those that purchased tickets, bought 50/50 and penny raffle tickets, and especially the people and ...

PLDL Friends say ‘thank you’

The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library would like to thank everyone who helped make the Cinco de Mayo salsa contest at the library a huge success. Jim's Foodmart, the Keweenaw Co-op, and Tadych's Econo Foods donated delicious salsas for tasting. Habanero's Restaurant in Hancock ...

Bundy doesn’t see big picture

To the editor:Let me see if I have this straight.Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher, stated that he only believes in the State Government, not the Federal Government. He could have grazed his cows on state land for $16.80 a month per cow and calf pair, or put them on federal land for $1.35 per ...

The Bible can affirm faith

To the editor:About five months ago, a writer talked about "faith," mentioning it no less than 14 times in his letter (DMG 12-18-13). Another of his concerns was "evidence" or "sufficient evidence" which appeared nine times.The bible says, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the ...

Is UPPCO sale a good thing?

To the editor:Is the Sale of UPPCO Really In the Best Interest of Its Customers?A few months ago I read about the sale of UPPCO to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners, a foreign infrastructure investment firm.My gut feeling was this sale would be bad for the electric rate payers of UPPCO, ...

Faith is a gift of God

To the editor:In her letter entitled "Choose or reject God's love," published in the 26-27 April Daily Mining Gazette, Rachel Laurn doesn't seem to realize that she is contradicting herself when she writes that "God chose one man to start a race of people who could tell the world about this ...

Airline must have backup plan

To the editor:Stranded at OHare in Chicago. Returning to the U.P., landed at O'Hare on 4/29. Evening flt. cancelled late at night so rescheduled for 11:07 am on 4/30. No rooms available at late night so spent night at the airport along with other stranded passengers and one young couple with ...

Technology classes were appreciated

To the editor:Thank you very much to the Kellogg Youth Endowment of the Keweenaw Community Foundation and Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education for sponsoring two technology classes for local high schools. The first series of classes took place at Horizons High ...

Hospice salutes all its volunteers

To the editor:The annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held on Thursday April 10, at the Michigan House Cafe in Calumet. Volunteers are a vital part of our Hospice program. They give numerous hours of service to care for our patients by helping the caregiver in the home or nursing facility, ...

April blood drive was a big success

To the editor:A big round of applause to the following April Blood Drive Coordinators: Hancock High School's Aspen Holmes, Finlandia University's Lena Wascher and Lake Linden-Hubbell School's Sarah Perfetti.As a result of their efforts we collected an outstanding 77 pints of blood.Thanks to all ...

Save the date for Brewfest 2014

To the editor:Once again I wanted to thank everyone in the community who has participated in the Keweenaw Brewfest the last four years. Your involvement: whether sponsorship, volunteer or participant has been crucial to the success of the event. This event raises funds for many different ...

Bowling team dinner a strike

To the editor:On behalf of the Calument High School/Lake Linden-Hubbell High school, We'd like to thank the following for their support of our Spaghetti Dinner held April 5, at Miller's in Laurium.5th & Elm Coffee Shop, Aspirus, Bucko's, Burger King, Caf Rosetta, Calumet High School, ...

Therrians say ‘thank you’

To the editor:We would like to say thank you to everyone that helped us out when we lost our home to a fire in January. I don't know what we would have done without the support of the community. We could never say thank you enough for everything. It means so much to us to live in such a ...

Beloved prof. is remembered

To the editor:The first week of May marks 20 years since the passing of Professor Edmund F. Vandette, worthy recipient of the Michigan Tech Distinguished Teaching Award. He was a great man, whose legacy lives on through those of us privileged to have been his students.Eric ObermeyerFranklin

Leave the power with the market

To the editor:The Copper Country Sound Off on the front page of the Tuesday, April 8 (Equal Pay Day) issue of the Daily Mining Gazette asked the question "Do you think there is a disparity between pay for men and women doing the same job?" All four responses were yes answers.Then on April 11 a ...

Meet and Greet a huge success

Meet and Greet a huge successTo the editor:The Copper Country Community Transition Council (CTC) would like to thank all the agencies that made our fourth annual Meet and Greet at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Houghton, on April 9 a HUGE success. Junior and senior high school students in ...