Letters to the Editor

CopperDog race is unique team effort

To the editor: I would like to thank the Keweenaw communities for their part in another outstanding CopperDog sled dog race. The welcome we receive as mushers is like no other. The CopperDog is a top-notch event and is our favorite race to participate in. The love the Keweenaw has for dog ...

Another successful STEM Festival

To the editor: We are writing to thank the many people who made it possible to conduct the 21st annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair and STEM Festival that took place on March 19 at Michigan Tech, coordinated by the Western UP STEM Network and MTU Center for Science & Environmental ...

Support for mite tournament

To the editor: Over the weekend of Jan. 25, the Calumet Hockey Association hosted the 44th annual Mite Tournament. The frigid temps didn’t stop any of the teams or fans from coming out for a great weekend of hockey. Without the support of many local businesses and our community, our ...

Hancock citizens need to engage

To the editor: I would like to register my concern with how Hancock Middle and High School Principal Ezekiel Ohan’s contract renewal is being handled by the Hancock School Board. From the data on school achievement that has been received from the state of Michigan (published in the paper), ...

Great teachers deserve award

To the editor: Those who dedicate their life’s work to educating students are selfless and under appreciated. As a former teacher, I know the work of an educator doesn’t end after the final bell rings each day. Teachers work round the clock, volunteer their time to assist with after-school ...

Sexual violence leaves scars

To the editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. There are many types of sexual assault, some of which involve physical violence and some of which involve coercion (threats of what will happen if you don’t comply with the request for sex) and some of which involve ...

Compassion from Good Samaritan

To the editor: On behalf of the late Bonnie Smith, we would like to thank the compassionate staff at Keweenaw Aspirus, Wausau Aspirus, and the Omega House. In mid-February, Bonnie fell while crossing the 100 block of Quincy Street in Hancock and was aided by a kind stranger in a black truck ...

Jesus is word that became flesh

To the editor: In response to: “God is father; Jesus is son” by Robert Kehtola, I studied the subject: “Is Jesus God or in rank, only the son of God the father?” After a long exhausting study years ago, I just couldn’t get past John 1:1 and 1:14. I studied the Greek English parallel ...

Oppose Great Lakes budget cut

To the editor: Our president wants to cut the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 90 percent? We Great Lakes states (Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin) need to fight tooth-and-nail to keep this federal funding to protect the water we drink, the air we breath and the health of the ...

Salute to Blue Bolt basketball

To the editor: After this long winter we’ve all questioned why exactly do we live here? The answer is clear though, because of the people. This community supports, uplifts and goes the extra mile. Without the community support the trip downstate for local sports teams would create a huge ...

Great Great Bear Chase

To the editor: There are so many to thank for the success of the 2019 Great Bear Chase: GBC skiers — Thank you to the record 811 skiers who participated in the 39th Great Bear Chase. YOU are the reason we work so hard to put on this event! GBC sponsors — Thank you to the 30-plus ...

Use the truth as starting point

To the editor: What road are we on, here? It seems that we always categorize each other by race, religion, political views, opinions. No matter which group we fall into, wily, self-serving leaders very effectively convince us that “the others” are evil and our enemies. The world of ...

Mocking war hero unseemly

To the editor: John McCain learned to fly fighter jets as a cadet at the Naval Academy and after graduation joined the Vietnam War. As a naval pilot he flew off airplane carriers was shot down over North Vietnam where he was taken prisoner along with his men. After a year of starvation and ...

Dems guarantee Trump 2nd term

To the editor: Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman elected from Detroit, is a danger to this country. She has a mission to stop any friendship with Israel and resist any help to President Trump. Don’t you wonder what happened to the last two generations? Our schools and universities have really ...

Babies used as shields at border

To the editor: This is in response to my friend Pastor Bob’s letter concerning families separated at the border. Using children and babies as shields to invade our country at our southern border is as irresponsible an act as the criminal acts of those who prey on the invaders. Contrary ...

No accountability, no improvement

To the editor: I just attended the Hancock School Board meeting. Maybe somebody else who was there can tell me, did I hear right, or were my ears flapping again? Did school district officials actually say that they knew that the roof trusses in the Barkell Elementary School building were ...

Do your part to keep it beautiful

To the editor: Let’s all chip in. Every little thing adds up. Keep the Keweenaw Beautiful. The snow is melting and the items we thought had succumbed to the conditions are reappearing. The multitude of items appearing from within the snowmelt include, vehicles, lawn furniture, patios, ...

Prison reform good for all

To the editor: The goal of incarceration and community supervision has been redefined. The primary purpose used to be incapacitating a person convicted of a crime until their sentence was complete, an approach that inevitably led to high recidivism rates and wasted taxpayer dollars. But ...

Dangerous theory is still accepted

To the editor: A friend, knowing I lost a beloved daughter to recovered memory therapy 25 years ago when this insidious therapy was at its apogee, led me to one of your March 9 letters to the editor. Truer words were never printed by the writer who obviously understands what has been going on ...

Only worldview making sense

To the editor: There is only one view of reality, one worldview, that makes sense of human history, conscience, rationality, and morality, and that is the biblical Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are individuals, not merely white or black, or male or female, or liberal or conservative. We are ...