Letters to the Editor

Kindness shown unbelievable

To the editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Portage Health Foundation, Hubbell and Lake Linden Fire Departments, the church communities, and all the volunteers that helped with the work they did this summer after the June 17 flood. We should all be grateful for the ...

Humbled by voters’ support

To the editor: There are so many people I would like to thank for their help and support in my run for Houghton County Commissioner for District 4 (city of Houghton) but to list them all here would fill the better part of a full page. Thank you to the voters in the city of Houghton, to the ...

Ways of man lead to death

To the editor: David Keranen’s effort to impress us with his degrees piled higher and higher, is to be pitied. I’d bet his parents regret the day they sent him to college. There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end leads to death. Proverbs 14:12. Since the creation of the ...

God gene is found in mirror

To the editor: In response to the letter titled: “Religion is solely based on faith” by: David M. Keranen. “The resurrection of Jesus is just a matter of faith.” Wow, bet David didn’t get that idea out of a science book. Forget religion David; keep on looking and you ...

Stand by Jewish brothers, sisters

To the editor: As Unitarian Universalists, the Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) is horrified and dismayed by the massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  This violent act breaks every one of the principles that Unitarian Universalists live by: •The inherent ...

Trump delivers what he promises

To the editor: I wish to thank Eugene Johnson of Eagle Harbor, MI in his Oct. 22 letter to the Gazette for pointing out the fact that there is a vast plethora of socialist programs in our country, enough to choke a cormorant. Franklin D. Roosevelt started the transformation from the old ...

Bike safety for cyclists, motorists

To the editor: As we continue the academic year, Campus Bike Initiative wanted to send a reminder to everyone in our community. The people we all see out on the road walking, jogging, biking, and using wheelchairs are our neighbors, family, and fellow community members. They deserve to be ...

Village of Calumet is not thriving

To the editor: How can anyone say that the village of Calumet is thriving when the council eliminated garbage service, and we struggle with snow removal, and a lagging economy? The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) this past year swiped $22,000 in village property taxes, and $38,000 ...

ATV club holds fall ride

To the editor: We had our fall ride on Sept. 29. We where very happy 70 people came out in the cold and, yes, snow. We would like to thank all of you for riding with us. We would also like to thank the Trailside Lodge for letting us begin there and the Vannsville Bar for a stop for gas and ...

Kermit’s Kids holiday party

To the editor: On Oct. 26, the Kermit’s Keweenaw Kids Youth Program held their annual Halloween Party. The kids enjoyed pizza, assorted treats, games, a costume contest, candy scramble, a raffle, as well as music/karaoke by Bill & Dave Brotherton. This event was made possible with ...

Stop eating animal products

To the editor: You are receiving many letters suggesting that people consider the climate when they vote in our upcoming election. For those truly interested in reducing their negative impact on the environment they should stop eating animal products. This business is so big that most ...

Religion is solely based on faith

To the editor: There’s reality and there’s mythology. Scientific naturalists don’t confuse reality with mythology, but, unfortunately, religious fundamentalists confuse their mythology with reality. Religious fundamentalists accept as definitive the ancient ...

Take action to prevent diabetes

To the editor: What hidden health disorder does 1 out of 3 UP adults and 50 percent of the U.P. elders have in common? They all have prediabetes and only 10 percent even realize they have a serious medical condition. Why should they care about prediabetes? Prediabetes puts them at high ...

Votes to take care of all of us

To the editor: My name is Elisha Kitchen. When I was 6 years old I was hit by a car when I got off of my kindergarten school bus. It was Valentine’s Day 1989. I spent 5 1/2 months in the hospital. I am paralyzed from the neck down and use a ventilator to breathe. I am going to be 36 in ...

People of UP stepped up

To the editor: My family and I want to thank the Keweenaw Community Foundation and everyone who donated to the foundation for assistance with the Father’s Day flood. The help we received from the foundation in our recovery efforts was a great blessing. It is truly amazing how many people ...

End vote rigging in Michigan

To the editor: A yes vote on Proposal 2 will fix a major problem for Michigan voters. Every 10 years, states are required by federal law to redraw voting districts to reflect population changes. Michigan’s boundaries are drawn by the very politicians who are elected from these districts. ...

McBroom is optimist, realist

To the editor: The election is fast approaching! I am writing this short letter to explain the reasoning behind my decision to vote for Ed McBroom for Michigan’s 38th District Senate seat. We live in the most interesting of times. Everything has become so incredibly and insanely ...

Candidate who has our back

To the editor: As a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, I know firsthand how important it is to elect candidates who have our back. That is why I am proud to support Ed McBroom for state Senate. While serving as a state representative, McBroom wasn’t afraid to fight for us. He ...

Vote for people of Keweenaw

To the editor: The Keweenaw is a place where people value their clean water for fishing and swimming, and their working forests for hiking, hunting and timber. We care about and for our neighbors. We care about whether we and our neighbors can afford power and health care. We value ...

Farmer would be good senator

To the editor: I was on the Ontonagon County Economic Corporation as a trustee for several years. The bulk of my insight is related to that experience. Shortly before I started on the EDC Board, the White Pine Mine went out of business, and shortly after that, the Smurfit Stone Paper mill ...