Letters to the Editor

Support for Life Outreach Center

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I would like to thank all that were in attendance at our annual fundraising banquet held on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. This banquet could not have happened without the help of numerous people. I wish to ...

Sacrifices human rights, dignity

To the editor: This is directed to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump. Donald Trump promised to make America great again. Our CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Regarding Khashoggi’s ...

Helped vet enjoy his final days

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March 2018, he was in rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

Flimsy excuses by God apologists

To the editor: The letters recently published from Christian fundamentalists requires a response. First, quoting scriptures proves nothing. Would fundamentalists pay any attention to quotes from the Quran, or quotes from the Avesta, the Upanishads, or the Book of Mormon? Of ...

Decadence could be the problem

To the editor: Some reflections as we move beyond midterm elections and Thanksgiving Day: It’s been nearly 400 years since the pilgrims’ landing in December 1820 in the New World, which took three months for that ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, half the people dying. One would think, ...

Starts of SKY fundraiser

To the editor: On behalf of the board members of Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), I would like to thank the community members who made our Stars of SKY Oct. 13 dinner and auction an outstanding event. Our thanks go out to a number of community organizations and friends who donated their time ...

LL-H Sports Fall fundraiser

To the editor: On behalf of student-athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools, I would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the third annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Sept. 29 at the ...

Camp Kitwin could be answer

To the editor: Now that Houghton County voters have rejected the addition to the jail, it may be time to consider Camp Kitwin. With a little remodeling and solidarity, Camp Kitwin could be the answer to dealing with crime and not cost the taxpayers a ton of money. And 160 beds ...

Don’t put tunnel in our straits

To the editor: We have been told a Line 5 tunnel will provide "energy security" for Michigan, especially propane for the UP. But 100 percent of the propane NGLs crossing the straits go directly to Sarnia for Enbridge profit, not Michigan need. The 2 percent of Line 5's natural ...

Hear words of God’s Scripture

To the editor: It has been with sad interest that I’ve read Mr. Keranen’s letters to the editor and the responses to him by various believers. I’ve wanted to respond myself, but didn’t trust myself to respond appropriately, because I felt my own sinful nature wanted to muddy the ...

‘Mockingbird’ sets example

To the editor: I saw an article recently that said “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is America’s favorite book. I have to admit it’s one of my favorite stories, although I’ve only seen the movie. What’s amazing about the story is that there’s an injustice, and then there’s ...

Science also is based on faith

To the editor: Those dissatisfied with the job God has done, imagine that they can assert that while religion is based on “faith”, science is backed up by “proof”. (One’s disapproval of God, obviously, proves nothing about Him.) But “science” is as deeply rooted in faith. It ...

Adams Schools auction, raffle

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its fifth annual dinner, auction and raffle on Sept. 29. Julie Cortwright and her staff from the Bonfire Grill, served an excellent dinner. Event attendees were able to tour the recently completed culinary center. A special ...

LL-H Band plays at NMU

To the editor: Band Day 2018...On Saturday, Oct. 20, several high school marching bands, including Northern Michigan University’s Marching Band, came together to perform to a crowd filled Superior Dome. All the bands performed as one during NMU’s football halftime show. Seeing and hearing ...

Kindness shown unbelievable

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Portage Health Foundation, Hubbell and Lake Linden Fire Departments, the church communities, and all the volunteers that helped with the work they did this summer after the June 17 flood. We should all be grateful for the ...

Humbled by voters’ support

To the editor: There are so many people I would like to thank for their help and support in my run for Houghton County Commissioner for District 4 (city of Houghton) but to list them all here would fill the better part of a full page. Thank you to the voters in the city of Houghton, to the ...

Ways of man lead to death

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

God gene is found in mirror

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...

Trump delivers what he promises

To the editor: I wish to thank Eugene Johnson of Eagle Harbor, MI in his Oct. 22 letter to the Gazette for pointing out the fact that there is a vast plethora of socialist programs in our country, enough to choke a cormorant. Franklin D. Roosevelt started the transformation from the old ...