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Letters to the Editor

Voter introduction

To the editor: Dear Residents, My name is Dan Holcomb (R) and I’m honored to be representing my community by running for Houghton County Commissioner for District 3 (Adams Township and City of Hancock). I was born and raised from Northeast Alabama and made my way up here in 2007 to ...

Teaching respect

To the editor: A recent writer seemed to forget what it means by the term “separation of church and state” in his letter to the editor. The letter seems to be about his politics against our present government rather than science. He asks, “How are we going to teach our children to ...

Fear not

To the editor: I found the DMG article “What was the cause of Irish-Cornish hatred?” by Graham Jaehnig [Weekend Edition Apr. 18/19] interesting both from a Copper Country history perspective, as well as a commentary on society today. Jaehnig’s article reminded me of my own Irish ...

Looking back

To the editor: Our ancestors survived wars, famines, epidemics and other disasters. Their survival is why we are here. My father, Alex, born in 1908, was a boy during the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu epidemic. His family was very sick on their Sturgeon River area farm south of Chassell. He was the ...

Feeling the crunch

To the editor: Michiganders are feeling the cash crunch of shelter-in-place orders. Many are out of work, and many businesses are feeling the pain acutely. Our state budget is feeling the pinch, and so are many other states. Governors have started asking Washington, D.C. for “unrestricted ...

We the people

To the editor: “We, the People.” These are the most important words describing all Americans. Currently, We seem to have forgotten the true meaning of these words. They include everyone: those who support Trump’s “Keep America Great,” Biden’s “Joe in 2020”, Bernie’s ...

Thank you, LL-H teachers

To the editor: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to thank the teachers and staff at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. During a challenging time, they have worked hard to help the students and families. They made it very easy for students and families to pick up whatever students had ...

What is going on in America?

To the editor: What is happening to America? Quoting Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” More specifically, what is happening to Christianity?  Our founding fathers provided freedom ...

Introduction

To the editor: Dear Residents, My name is Justin Kasieta (kuh-shet-tuh), and I’m honored to be running for Houghton County Clerk - Register of Deeds in 2020. I was born and raised in the western Upper Peninsula but spent most of my childhood in foster care - living in four different ...

Consider the source

To the editor: Who should we trust in this trying time? As citizens with a vote, as individuals with choices, we have decisions to make, but where will we get our information? “Trust” is at the heart of this issue. Whose information should we rely on to help us with our decision ...

Science loses

To the editor: Recently I saw Vice President Mike Pence on TV visiting the Mayo Clinic without wearing a mask. The next day, I phoned the clinic. They said their policy is for everyone to wear a mask but he refused. I shared my wish that the clinic had held their ground. Mayo is a ...

National testing is a failure

To the editor: President Trump says the federal government can’t be expected to organize a national testing program for the COVID-19 virus pandemic. The president asserts there’s no way that the federal government should be expected to figure out where some Walmart parking lot is in some ...

Respond to your census

To the editor: It is very important to respond to your Census form. The Upper Michigan response rate at this time is less than 50%. There are many things that are funded by the amount of responses that are turned in to the Census Bureau. The amount of funds distributed to counties, ...

Stand up

To the editor: Stand up for religious freedom in the media and in our courts. Stand up for “in God we trust” as our national motto. Stand up for “one nation under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance. Stand up for your right to live out your faith every day as your conscience guides you. ...

Is this the best time to reopen?

To the editor: Should we open up the economy when the number of COVID-19 cases is still rising, and at a rate that is not yet slowing down? Check current CDC stats if you don’t believe me. Don’t just believe what Trump says on his daily dog-and-pony show on FOX. Aren’t we really ...

Supporting kids through radio

To the editor: The purpose of this letter is to thank all of those involved in making the “Supporting Kids through Radio” project a great success. The project is a joint effort between the CCISD, area schools, and Houghton Community Broadcasting. Every weekday since April 6, 97.7 fm WOLV ...

Mom’s birthday went well

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who made my mama’s birthday so special, especially the Hubbell Volunteer Fire Department who drove by her house with four trucks and blasted their horns for her. Her friends made a small parade of at least 20 vehicles. She received balloons and ...

Election safety is important for all of us

To the editor: COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. It will disrupt the 2020 election — unless Congress acts. In response to safety concerns and constituent pressure, Congress has already passed some funds to expand vote-by-mail, online registration, ...

Imaginal cells

To the editor: Rev. Robert Langseth’s recent column (April 11th) suggested Americans are at a chrysalis moment and might emerge as a nation based on liberty, with justice for all.  His idea reminded me of a little-known marvel that occurs during metamorphosis.   Inside the chrysalis, ...

Electoral College has value

To the editor: The Democrats are working hard to convince you that the Electoral College is not fair and must go. These are the same ones who couldn’t count the votes in Iowa, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is terrified of her garbage disposal, and didn’t know that lettuce came up from ...