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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Police officer helped in a fix

To the editor: Many thanks to the Houghton police officer who came out of nowhere recently to get me out of a “fix.” Had gone for a ride with a friend and we drove past the yacht that was visiting Houghton. To get closer to boat, my friend let me out of the car at a spot with picnic ...

Stop focusing on evil you see

To the editor: When I was a youngster my mother told me a story of the little boy who cried “wolf.” Briefly, it tells of a young lad who knew that all the neighbors would come running to the rescue if a wolf should be threatening the flock of lambs each of them had raised. The boy called ...

Sinners can be found in all of life

To the editor: Sexual immorality appeared soon after God created Adam and Eve. Satan deceived Eve. Sin entered the world. Then Noah wrote about the sons of God (supernatural beings) in Genesis 6:2 taking earthly women and producing giants (Nephilim/fallen ones). When God destroyed the world ...

Compassion on our southern border

To the editor: On Fathers Day, 2018, I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place that contrasted with the culture and geography of the Copper Country. While NM is in fact distinctly different from home, it was the same in one obvious respect: Most of the tourists, and many of the locals, looked ...

Would Jesus have supported homosexuality?

To the editor: In Levi Niemela’s letter (MG, June 28) he was ranting on about the “sin” of homosexuality. Consider the tune “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” from the musical South Pacific. Here are some of the lyrics: “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear/ You’ve ...

Time to take another look at 2nd amendment

To the editor: The second amendment is ambiguous. If you are pro-gun you can read it as giving us the right to own any type weapon without restriction. If you are anti-gun you can interpret it to restrict weapons to a well regulated militia only. When the founding fathers enacted the ...

Supreme Court: Do what is right for us

To the editor: With over 400,000 signatures supporting the initiatives, citizen groups throughout Michigan had qualified two proposals for the November 6, 2018, ballot. The Michigan One Fair Wage (MOFW) and Michigan Time To Care (MTTC), would have raised Michigan’s minimum wage to ...

Copper Country Firefighters

To the editor: The Dollar Bay Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all of our sponsors and community volunteers that made it possible for us to host the 66th Annual Copper Country Volunteer Firefighter’s Tournament and also celebrate our departments 100 year anniversary. We would ...

Twin Lakes pancake breakfast

To the editor: The Twin Lakes Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who came to support our 23rd annual pancake breakfast and wood raffle healed on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Special thanks to Krupp’s Mini-Mart, Econo Foods, McDonalds, Memorial Chapel, Uppco, Zerbst’s ...

Eagle Scouts thank businesses

To the editor: I just recently completed my Eagle Scout project, replacing the asphalt sidewalks with pavers at Daniell Park in Laurium. It would not have been possible without the help of the following, whom I thank for their support: Superior Block, Superior Sand and Gravel, ...

Keeping big box stores honest

To the editor: There are things that you don’t know whether to laugh or cry about. If you are for capital punishment, how can you claim to be pro-life? You have to wonder if any of the leaders of any white supremacists organization insists that any member and or potentials members take a ...