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Letters to the Editor

Citizen action needed

To the editor: It is time for the citizens of Houghton to become actively involved in the city’s plans to redevelop the waterfront. This project will have ramifications for our community for decades to come. Yet most of the decision-making has been by city management with little public ...

Not a chance of a lifetime

To the editor: Well, Hockeyville is over. It’s history, I waited in line like many others for my chance to get tickets. I didn’t win but that was OK, I knew my three grandkids would get to see it. As two play hockey and one in figure skating. They said anyone in hockey or figure skating ...

Hockeyville happiness

To the editor: The local Kraft Hockeyville Committee and the many other volunteers deserve a big round of applause for all the time, effort and hard work they put into making the Hockeyville event such a huge success. I think I can speak for the entire community of how much we appreciate ...

Thanks Betsy Crawford

To the editor: I am writing in regards to the wonderfully executed hosting of the Kraft Hockeyville game that took place recently in Calumet.  Everyone involved did an excellent job in all facets on this event.  I watched it from the high school football field and learned during one of the ...

School board member heroes

To the editor: I want to express gratitude and make people aware that our local public school board members are trying their best to improve the future in our area and fostering the growth in our children. Many of our school board members keep the focus on the betterment for our youth and ...

Social made worthwhile

To the editor: On Saturday, September 7, the Life Outreach Center of Houghton and Baraga Counties held a volunteer picnic at Chassell Centennial Park with 28 people in attendance. The social went very well, and numerous door prizes were given away in appreciation for the efforts of the ...

Spaghetti dinner went well

To the editor: Alfred Erickson American Legion Post 186 would like to thank everyone who supported our Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser held on September 29, 2019. Thank you to all who attended, to all who helped out with the event, and to the following businesses for their ...

Predator hunt huge success

To the editor: The 8th Annual Copper Country Predator Hunt was a big success. The hunt reduced the number of coyotes that pray on newborn spring fawns, giving our already low deer population a better chance of surviving. As well as helping the small game population rise. The event also raised ...

Large threats face America’s birds

To the editor: On Oct. 4, 2019, the Michigan DNR reported that two Houghton men were apprehended after illegally shooting two trumpeter swans in the Sturgeon Sloughs Wildlife Area south of Chassell. I commend the courageous DNR Conservation Officer, Cody Smith and the citizens who provided ...

Troubling areas of today’s culture

To the editor: Three things are very troubling in today’s cultural atmosphere: diversity, Marxist tendencies and global warming. 1. So-called “diversity” is a scam. Most emphasis regarding race stirs up hatred by dividing us into tribes rather than uniting us around the virtues of ...

Jesus’ love was spiritual

To the editor: A June 28 letter promoted the moral values of the Bible. It was later condemned (Aug. 17) by a man who does not share the beliefs of Christians and Jews. That man, who always criticizes the Bible, suggested that Jesus was an illiterate homosexual who didn’t really ...

Habitat for Humanity thanks

To the editor: Copper Country Habitat for Humanity wishes to thank the businesses and individuals who supported our recent Sauna Raffle by buying raffle tickets, donating prizes and contributing to the purchase of the sauna. We raised $10,000 to support our vision of a world where everyone ...

Golf fundraiser goes well

To the editor: On behalf of the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program we would like to sincerely thank each and every one of the golfers and supporters who contributed to the Golf Scramble Fundraiser that took place at the Sandy Pebbles Golf Course, Ahmeek on September 14. All proceeds will ...

Time to get a flu shot

To the editor: The flu season will soon be upon us ad the drum beat to get your flu shot will soon begin. Is it absolutely essential to do this? Let’s look at some facts. Fact one: There are many strains of flu. Fact two: Every flu strain mutates from one year to the next. This fact ...

Obama was a good man

To the editor: I was saddened about a recent editorial submittal here. This local writer tried to suggest that Democrats are racially biased; even using examples dating to the early 1900’s. I try to base my ideas on facts and figures in relation to individual behavior. Humans have both good ...

An open letter to Vice President Pence

To the editor: Mr. Vice President, I want to thank you for visiting us here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Your trip to Mackinac Island on Sept. 23, 2019, will help us expose the area to other Americans and highlight the beautiful land we live in. However, I was a bit disturbed that ...

Founding fathers were right

To the editor: Right-wing media often speaks of the founding fathers with reverence, often with good reason. The founders were right about separation of powers, separation of church and state, rights of the individual, and the dangers of tyrannical governments. In the words of Thomas ...

Soberfest a huge success

To the editor: Saturday, Aug. 31 saw the largest Soberfest event yet! Soberfest III brought together approximately 400 people from the community and proved, once again, fun and fellowship is possible without alcohol or substances. Our posters, rack cards, and magnets were created and ...

Thank you from VFW Post 3900

To the editor: On Aug. 17, VFW CLK Post 3900 held its golf fundraiser at Sandy Pebbles golf course. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our post. The money raised at the tournament allows us to operate so we can support our fellow veterans and those in the community who are in ...

Chicken BBQ proved valuable

Editor’s note: This letter is reprinted, with corrections, at request of the writer as some sponsors names were missing. To the editor: We would like to thank the following sponsors and volunteers for contributing to the great success of our annual chicken BBQ and fundraiser on July ...