Letters to the Editor

Fire Department does good work

To the editor: Recently on April 13, a rummage and baked goods sale was held to benefit an appreciation party for the Hubbell Fire Department. The Fire Department’s hard work durning and after the 2018 Father’s Day flood has been extraordinary! Thank you to all the people who donated sale ...

A call for sponsorship

To the editor: I’m writing to urge your readers to call our U.S. Representative Jack Bergman to ask him to co-sponsor H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, on June 5th, a national call day promoted by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby group. Passage of this bi-partisan, ...

Nailbenders do a lot to help in the local community

To the editor: For decades the Nailbenders of the Copper Country Kiwanis have been building ramps for the elderly and disabled of Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties.  These ramps are built with free Nailbenders labor, usually within a day and specifically designed to code for each ...

Judge speaks on concept of a regional jail

To the editor: am writing in response to Representative Markkonen's recent statements in which he advocates turning Camp Kitwen into a six county regional jail/mental health facility. This is absolutely unfeasible for the fallowing reasons. 1. The other five counties which he proposes ...

Buttigieg has earned respect and potentially a vote as well

To the editor: Physiognomy is the art of judging character from facial features. Everyone does it. Most of the time the gears remain in neutral, but oft-times when encountering a stranger, we size him up. Can I trust this person? Is his nose too long and his chin too weak? How about those ...

Congress needs to be accountable

To the editor: Children have been separated from their parents, families are being thrown into already overcrowded detention centers, and troops have been deployed into border communities. As a nation, we are better than this. Our immigration system is broken, but President Donald Trump and ...

Abortion is not murder

To the editor: I am pro-choice. I am a Christian. I do not believe that abortion is murder. Every woman has the right to decide whether or not to carry a fetus to term. A woman also has the right to choose not to have an abortion. No one should interfere with either decision. Everyone ...

Banquet deserves lots of thanks

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 43rd Anniversary Banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Copper Country Ford, Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile, Nick & Judy ...

Memorial Day memories

To the editor: And so it’s that time again — time to get the boat in the water for the first long weekend of summer. Time to get out the barbecue and cook up hamburgers and drink some soda; time for the big sales, vacations and other activities. But most Americans forget how this day ...

Jesus paved an Iron Road

Are roads in Finland paved with iron? Rautatie in Finnish literally means “ iron road” because Rauta is “iron” and TIE ( dee - eh ) is “ road.” It is actually the word for “ railroad” with its steel rails. How a word is used determines its meaning. The Bible is misunderstood ...

Constitutional crisis

To the editor: If liberty and equality, as is thought by the majority, are chiefly to be found in a a democracy, they will be best attained when all citizens alike share in the government. The leaders of this government must lead through moral authority, must be lacking in depraved thoughts ...

ATVs should not be on road

To the editor: Say it’s not so, ATVs on Brockway Mountain Drive! this “Jewel that crowns Michigan” is with-out questions a very special place, Thousands of visitors agree. ATVs there are not safe or compatible to land-use and Eco-Tourism. ATVS should have many miles of woodlands trails ...

Wondering about Kitwen

To the editor: Thank you Mrs. Carolyn C. Peterson, for asking pertinent questions, regarding the possibilities related to the future of our County Jail. The questions offered by Mrs. Peterson need to be answered before any vote should be taken. We need to be informed, have input, and ask ...

Further concerns at Hancock High

To the editor: Unlocked doors are only the tip of the iceberg in Hancock Middle and High School’s safety issues. On February 19, 2018 I attended an IEP meeting at the school with my daughter. During the course of the meeting I informed Principal Ohan that my grandson had been threatened to ...

Alternative to Mac tunnel plan

To the editor: Instead of taking on such an ambitious project, why not start small, with a tunnel beneath the Portage Canal, as an alternate method of getting to the Keweenaw Peninsula via the only one-way bottleneck we have now; namely the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. For years people have been ...

Polluting without penalty is over

To the editor: Pragmatism is defined as the practical approach to problems. This means if I am going to be pragmatic, I have to set aside pre-conceived opinions and evaluate problems as level headedly as possible. It may mean, at times, I will have to choose the lesser of two evils. How do ...

Grace of God needed again

To the editor: History repeats itself - first as a tragedy, then the second time as a farce. The autocratic nationalistic movement of Adolf Hitler’s politics (1932-1945) resulted in more than 50 million human deaths, plus countless additional deaths (plants and animals). This tragedy ...

Santa appears at Mohawk Legion

To the editor: We would like to give a great big thank you for all who helped make Santa at Mohawk Legion a success: Shopko Calumet, Pat’s IGA, Erickson Crowley, Mohawk Superette, Slim’s, Sara Lee (Bimbo), Econo Foods, Wal-mart. Mohawk Park, Bill, Brian and Julie, Carol, Eric and ...

Hail to the snow plow drivers

To the editor: I’d like to give a big shout-out to the Houghton County Road Commission and all the contractors who worked so diligently to get our Houghton Canal Road open again. Kudos to you all. Merry Christmas

Christmas lites on cement trucks

To the editor: Many thanks to Superior Sand & Gravel for so thoughtfully (and cleverly) putting Christmas lights on the cement mixer truck parked in their lot at night. Everyone who sees it really enjoys it. In fact, we enjoy it so much we took a picture of it and put it in our ...