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Letters to the Editor

Heartfelt community thanks

To the editor: Dear Copper Country Community Members, Thank you for the generous support for the Barkell Elementary PTO Playground Project Can Drive on Saturday, July 18th. With the help of our gracious volunteers who sorted through over 23,000 cans and bottles and generous cash donations, ...

Democrats are the problem

To the editor: The only “argument” the Left - the Democratic Party - has today is name-calling. If you don’t agree, you’re a “racist.” If we’re going to “cancel” racist organizations, let’s start with the historically racist party, the Democrats. The Republican Party, ...

Why is our jail overcrowded?

To the editor: Open letter to our sheriff: The facts do not lie. This man has endlessly wasted our tax dollars, provided a level of work that would get one fired from Walmart and allowed our streets to become drug filled and some towns to descend into near horror shows. All while the only ...

Kitwen not site for jail

To the editor: On behalf of the League of Women Voters of the Copper Country, I want to endorse the August 8 DMG editorial outlining the reasons why Camp Kitwen will not work as a jail site for Houghton County. In 2019, the Houghton County Board of Commissioners appointed a task force ...

A thank you to the community

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank, Econo Foods and Upper Great Lakes Family Health, for hosting a blood drive in the month of July. As a result of their efforts, we collected 31 pints of blood. I would also like to thank all the community ...

WRCG thanks you

To the editor: The Waterfront Redevelopment Citizens’ Group would like to thank all of the citizens of Houghton who voted YES to postpone the sale of the parking deck property in the August 4 primary election. It is hoped the proposal’s overwhelming support will convince the ...

Lions Club Chicken BBQ

To the editor: This event is put on the by The Houghton/Hancock Lions Club along with the help of volunteers from the community. An instrumental group to the success of the event is the student athletes from the Michigan Tech football team. Coach Milbrath has organized for players to ...

Four questions

To the editor: Which countries are doing the best at controlling the coronavirus? Which are doing the worst? Is it true that all the best ones have women leaders, and all the worst ones have men leaders? Is it true that most of the best ones are opening schools right now with very little ...

What is it about?

To the editor: Have you argued with your spouse or friend, and after you defend yourself, they say, “It’s not about you!” What do they mean? What they mean is, “I’ve told you something is hurting me, and you changed the subject to you!” By insisting on why you shouldn’t be ...

Police presence and funding

To the editor: We the Constitutional Party of Houghton County are against any defunding of any of our police departments. Our interactions with our local police departments have always been positive. Their professionalism, courtesy and attention to their duty is a reflection of the people in ...

Defund or defend police?

To the editor: As a pastor, I have worked with local law enforcement officers and departments for over 30 years. I have worked with the officers in this community in challenging and critical situations, and from my perspective, we are fortunate to have highly trained officers that do a very ...

Life after COVID-19

To the editor: One thing that has become apparent in our present situation is that the world population has become very interconnected, and it is very important to consider how our increasingly toxic nationalistic politics might affect the future quality of life around the world. An event that ...

What is wrong with Kitwin?

To the editor: This is in regards about plans for a new jail temporarily on hold. However there are talks in play about purchasing new property off of Sharon Ave to build a larger facility. The people of Houghton County have clearly spoken that they don’t want to spend money on new, when ...

Make it a good one

To the editor: Donald Trump has been anxious to have another campaign rally, so I have a suggestion for him. Have a huge rally — at Mar-a-Lago — soon!  Provide your own security. I nominate those three tough guys who stood on the Michigan capitol steps with their assault ...

James v. Peters is a key race

To the editor: A vote for John James is a vote for Mitch McConnell. One of your readers argues that Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., has done nothing for Michigan. I don’t know. Check his website. John James is the hand-picked Republican candidate running against Peters. James is an ...

Ralph E. Hietala

CHASSELL — Ralph E. Hietala, 86, a resident of Chassell, passed away Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020, at the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, where he had been residing for the past three months. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Chassell is assisting the family ...

Mask outrage

To the editor: People employ different means to seek the truth. Some employ intuition; they go with their gut. Some go along with whatever pack with which they identify; a kind of herd mentality. Others habitually seek a contrarian view; they seek to go it alone. Others allow for ...

Protest issues

To the editor: Recently there have been violent protests in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta and other cities. The “violent” protests are led by anarchists who hate this country and hate the President of this great ...

Parking deck on ballot

Dear editor: Houghton city voters, there is a proposal on the Aug. 4 primary ballot, “Lakeshore Parking Lot Redevelopment,” that needs your YES vote. The proposal requests the city of Houghton to postpone selling the waterfront parking deck property to a private developer until Houghton ...

We trust Laux

To the editor: My name is Camie Harding, mother to Leah Harding and grandmother to Carly.  For the past five years Carly, myself and the rest of Leah’s family and friends have been searching and praying that we find Leah and the person or persons responsible for her disappearance and ...