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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to supporters for a successful youth event

The “BE KIND TO YOUR MIND!” Youth Fair held on Saturday, Jan. 27, was a success! As one teen participant stated, “I really liked how kind everyone was and how welcoming and accepting this event felt.” Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds would like to thank our primary sponsor, Keweenaw ...

Faith Perspective: In response to declining marriage rates

The US Census Bureau site indicates that the national marriage and divorce rates have declined from 2011 to 2021. Are people eschewing marriage in favor of living together? Marriage is established by God in the Old Testament and reaffirmed in the New Testament. Read Genesis 2:21-25 and Mark ...

Hardee’s was recycled

To Allan Baker and his mischaracterization of events, Here are the facts regarding the demolition of the former Hardees building. The statement, “No part of the former Hardees building was saved to be recycled. It all went to the dump,” is wrong. The metal went into the recycle ...

Deconstruction versus landfilling

In his Jan. 9 letter in the Daily Mining Gazette, “Disappointed by demolition,” Allan Baker makes a good point: where possible, we should strive to repurpose rather than landfill materials from demolition projects. This basic approach is called “deconstruction,” which the Michigan ...

Help yourself

One of my favorite holiday parties in 2023 was the Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly gathering at St. Ignatius Church on Christmas Day. My spirits were buoyed by the people, servers and guests, who chose to leave their homes in order to share a meal. We who have only lived here for 50 ...

Thank you to Portage Health Auxiliary

I just wanted to take time to give a big Thank You! to the Portage Health Auxiliary for a grant I was awarded. I work in the Adams Township School District as a social work intern. When my master’s degree is completed, I will be a full-time mental health provider for students in our district. ...