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Letters to the Editor

Being deaf, having deaf pride

To the editor: There are two cultures in the deaf community. The first is the deaf people, who have not heard a sound their entire lives, then there are hard of hearing people who have experienced sound, but are considered deaf by legal classifications. Deaf pride comes from knowing that ...

Successful Copper Bowl

To the editor: We, as students, had a very successful Copper Bowl week at Hancock Central High School this year. It was a week filled with new traditions, games, float building and even having the opportunity to decorate our downtown businesses, and we could not have done it all without a lot ...

Pen pal in Texas

To the editor: I am a fifth grade student at Rains Intermediate in Emory, TX. We studied about Christopher Columbus and would like to discover more about America, too. I am asking your readers to send postcards or letter so I can learn more about your city. I thank you in advance as we ...

New hotel really necessary?

To the editor: The recent news of the removal of the parking deck to be replaced by a hotel convention center has prompted this response. It has been noted that the parking deck is constantly needing costly repairs. And the time has come for it to go. There was a meeting of the Houghton ...

Jail plan needs to be cheaper

To the editor: According to the Gazette, decisions on the jail are far from decided. The County could build the complex for $20 to 33 million on two acres already owned, five acres on land to be purchased within the county, split the complex and throw away the court house...or maybe ...

Check with NOAA on weather

To the editor: I read with sadness an Oct. 26 Letter to the Editor concerning the science behind global warming. The letter writer is a nonbeliever of the majority of scientific fact that proves human activities do increase the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide) in ...

See who I truly am

To the editor: Did I really change or did you just open your eyes and see what I am. See who I truly am. God a spirit and to the truth is the holy spirit. Every man (woman) who lives by the truth has the truth on his side. After this life that man (woman) will not fear the truth and ...

We don’t worship for His benefit

To the editor: My July 24 letter proving that God is not cruel was contradicted by an August writer who said that most pagans were good and none were extremely evil. Not even Adolf Hitler? Hitler, who said he was a pagan, wanted to abolish Christianity (because of its Jewish origins) and ...

Who counts?

To the editor: After watching the umpteenth “Non-24” ad on TV, I wondered who had the millions of dollars to buy thousands of TV ads to target the 100,000 Americans who are blind and the subset of them that struggle with daytime drowsiness. The answer is a company called Vanda ...

Pancake breakfast success

To the editor: The Chassell VFW Post 6507 and Auxiliary would like to thank the community members who supported our Pancake / French toast breakfast on October 19th. We would also like to thank all of our members who donated supplies and worked the breakfast. In addition, thank you to ...

Lakes dinner support

To the editor: The student athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the 4th Annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Saturday, September 21 at the Bootjack ...

Finlandia makes a difference

To the editor: I enjoyed the article in Monday’s Daily Mining Gazette on the amazing amount of work done by Michigan Tech students on Make A Difference Day. In addition, I would like to recognize the Finlandia University students who also put forth a tremendous effort two Saturdays ago. ...

Remember for re-election

To the editor: A couple of Wednesdays ago, Republicans and Democrats banded together to approve a resolution opposing Mr. Trump’s acquiescence to the Turkish assault  against the Kurds, who have been crucial American allies in the fight against ISIS. The measure passed, 354 to ...

Human nature

To the editor: It has been said that human nature can be best described as a battle between two wolves: a dark wolf (filled with hatred, fear, loathing, and selfishness and narrow-mindedness) and a light wolf (filled with compassion, courage, empathy and tolerance). The wolf that dominates is ...

My medicare

To the editor: I am a senior. When I see a doctor or go into the hospital, I pay nothing. It is socialized health insurance which is administered by the government for two or three percent. I pay extra for a private policy (part B) which doesn’t cover dental or hearing cost. Recently, out ...

Thunberg acts like a parrot

To the editor: Speaking before the UN, Greta Thunberg, 16-year-old Swedish eco-activist, declared, “people are dying” because “the Earth is warming.” What research supports such assertions? Sadly, Thunberg was parroting the hyperbole of others (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) who believe ...

Climate Change is really scary

To the editor: These are historic times we find ourselves in. With more intense fires than ever before scorching swaths of forests in the West, unprecedented numbers of powerful hurricanes battering the Southeast, and floods that are drowning the Midwest, it seems almost biblical. We used ...

Grateful to Greta

To the editor: I recently watched Trevor Noah interview Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, an impressive young woman who is leading people around the world to take climate change seriously enough to make changes in our lives and pressure our elected leaders to take the issue seriously. She ...

New building better for jail

To the editor: I am writing on behalf of a potential site for the new jail that seems inevitable.  I suggest that if the city goes ahead with their plan to erect a new City Center next to their current location that they use the second floor for the required 70-80 bed jail.  I understand ...

Adams dinner a big success

To the editor: The Adams Township School District Foundation held its sixth annual fundraising dinner, raffle and auction on September 27, 2019. Julie Cortright and her staff at the Bonfire Bar & Grill served an excellent dinner for the crowd of nearly 200 alumni and friends of the Adams ...