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Letters to the Editor

Concerns over millage in Dollar Bay

To the editor: As an Osceola Township resident, I have concerns regarding the then- proposed Dollar Bay-Tamarack City School Millage Proposal that was voted on Aug. 6. In 1997, when the last school millage was proposed and approved by voters, the school board stated at the public meeting in ...

Legislature should investigate 5G

To the editor: Re piece regarding 5G technology (from Feb 2018)-- As I understand it, many 5G components have been installed throughout the country, but most have not been activated. I have seen some components installed in towns and along I-69 between here and Port Huron. Local governments ...

Gravel makes M-26 unsafe

To the editor: We need MDOT to address gravel that is washed on to M-26 after it rains hard. I just passed my second motorcycle accident on the east side of Esrey Park on M-26 since moving here. Neither was pretty. There have been other accidents there also. The curve that is there is ...

Addressing border security

To the editor: I would like to address the issue of what is happening at our border. Christians, Buddhists, Native Americans and Muslims all share in our belief systems the sense that we are all connected, all part of each other, and that we bear responsibility for each other.  As a ...

Thank you Mike

To the editor: During a recent visit to the Copper Country, I stopped at a small quiet restaurant just outside of Houghton, In Chassell, called The Iron Horse. When my sister and I entered the door, we were greeted by Mike, Who with his upbeat charisma, welcomed us to the scantly filled ...

Friends of the Library sale

To the editor: The Friends of the Calumet Public Library held our 2019 Annual Book Sale on June 22, 2019 which was very successful.  We would like to thank the people who came to our sale and purchased books.  All the money raised will be used to benefit the CLK Public School ...

Hancock Home and Garden tour

To the editor: On behalf of the Hancock Beautification Group (Jeannie DeClerck, Deb Mann, Marcia Goodrich, April DePaulis, Kathe Salmi, Allyson Jabusch, Erin Froese, Michiko Nielsen, Susan Miko and Cindy Figures), I’d like to thank the following for their help in making our 2nd annual ...

Scavenger hunt a lot of fun

To the editor: On Saturday, August 3, my family and I participated in the Friends of the Library Scavenger Hunt.  It was a fabulous event!  I really can’t say enough about the event.  It was well planned with easy check in and orientation.  The clues were interesting and well ...

Fish Boil very successful

To the editor: Lac La Belle Volunteer Fire Dept. members wish to thank everyone who supported our 7th annual Fish Boil on Saturday August 10th, it was the most successful to date. We want to thank our helpers from the community who stepped up to help with the event and baked the delicious ...

Pagans were peaceful people

To the editor: I had to rub my eyes in astonishment at a recent letter writer’s rationale for the gross cruelty committed by the Bible god (Mining Gazette, July 24, 2019). The question was why did the Bible god command the Israelites to exterminate neighboring ethnic groups? He writes: ...

Laughing makes everything feel better

To the editor: When’s the last time you’ve heard a good hearty belly laugh? A genuine laugh right from the gut traveling all the way up to the top of the head? One that shakes the very core of one’s being? Not in quite a while, I’ll venture. On TV it’s the programmed laughter of a ...

Not worth redeeming the unredeemable

To the editor: Are you worried? It seems that our country’s glory and heyday are in the past. Whether or not you like to admit it; our nations status in the world is crumbling. Also, domestically we have immense problems, issues and concerns. Things such as a national debt that will ...

Democrats are problem, not solution

To the editor: You have been told that the Democratic Party is the Party that cares for the Blacks and working people. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Here is the history and the truth. President Woodrow Wilson, Democrat, “The white men were roused by a mere instinct of ...

Houghton needs to take heed

To the editor: Please, City Fathers and Mothers of Houghton, please take heed of Traverse City! Do not get in the trap of following its disasters! Multi-story buildings, condos, and hotels line their waterfront blocking access to the water front, limiting public parking, and blocking views ...

Friendly staff makes hospice

To the editor: My family and I spent the past five and one-half months visiting a family member who was receiving hospice services for terminal cancer at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility (HCMCF). We really had no idea of what to expect, but discovered over the months our loved one ...

Well wishes fondly received

To the editor: Thank you to all that have reached out to me and my family via card, phone, email, text, visit, etc, in response to my recent health issues. The outpouring of concern and positiveness has been overwhelming. I’ve truly been buoyed by your well wishes and prayers. I’m reminded ...

Graditude for a great Fourth

To the editor: I would like to thank and express gratitude to our businesses, non-profits and private citizens for generous donations to support our successful South Range 4th of July celebration. The following is a donor list of businesses and nonprofits: Pat’s Foods, Econofoods, ...

Awesome camp year at New Day

To the editor: Camp New Day UP had an awesome camp this year! Our 26 campers were exceptional and came from across the Upper Peninsula. Our counselors, other staff, board members and volunteers were also fantastic and a great time was had by all. This was our 18th year and the best camp yet! ...

Thanks for great care

To the editor: To all the wonderful staff at UP Health System-Portage who took care of me from 7/20 through 7/22: Thank you all for the terrific care you took of me from ER and ICU to discharge. You made my stay so comfortable with your kind and caring attention, I felt quite pampered! ...

Chicken BBQ a great success

To the editor: The Quincy, Franklin, Hancock Township Fire Department would like to thank all who patronized our Chicken BBQ held on June 9th, as well as our sponsors:  McGann Building Supply, Vollwerth & Co., Campioni Markets, Dave’s BP Service, Northern Hardwoods, Eagle ...