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Letters to the Editor

A little warmth through Christ

To the editor: What was the greatest event in the past 2000 years? I don’t know how skeptics would answer that, but it was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. A Jewish carpenter and preacher from Nazareth named Yeshua, or Jesus, is the most remarkable individual in all of human history. ...

Time to step up, government

To the editor: Life has never been this uncertain in my lifetime. Everything I have ever known will never be the same.as before this pandemic. Food banks are struggling without food suppliers while our farmers are forced to throw away millions of pounds of produce due to “no demand.” It ...

Thanks for face mask donation

To the editor: The Village of Laurium expresses heartfelt thanks and gratitude for the donation of handmade face masks for our police and fire departments from Patricia Konopka and Mary Hyslop, members of the volunteer group Face-Masks from the Keweenaw. During these challenging times, and ...

Appreciation for protection

To the editor: Mr. Whoever You Are, I wish to thank you for saving my life this Valentine’s day. Do you remember? Your girlfriend’s unleashed pitbull that attacked and killed my friend’s dog. The dog came at me. You must have heard my screams. You came running out of her ...

Some humor in trying times

To the editor: During these trying times, perhaps we can find some humor in these true anecdotes. I left out personal names to the extent that I could. 1) During the Great Depression, many rural towns had their own gang of ruffians. Tapiola and Elo were no exception. One day during ...

Thanks from PL Flyers 10U AA

To the editor: On Sunday, Mar. 6 in Trenton, Michigan, the Copper Country Junior Hockey Association SEMCO Portage Lake Flyers 10U AA hockey team beat the number-one ranked Rochester Rattlers to become state champions. The team wishes to acknowledge the following community partners for ...

A plea of support for the DMG

To the editor: Thank you to the Daily Mining Gazette for creating the recent pullout of student-designed ads for local businesses and congratulations to all the 5th grade students whose ads were chosen by businesses! I enjoyed the creativity and individuality of your ads and artwork. You ...

Mutually assured protection for all

To the editor: Everyone is now concerned to varying degrees about getting this new coronavirus infection. We know now that all age groups are at risk for severe disease with the elderly at greatest risk. There has been much talk about the availability and use of personal protective ...

POTUS struggles to row boat

To the editor: It has become very evident that the President of the United States (POTUS) is leading a basically ineffective response to the current pandemic. Fortunately, three excellent healthcare professionals are affording the POTUS vital, informed, and accurate information. The Governor ...

Is it already too late for us?

To the editor: It seemed like such a good idea at the time; a fool-proof way to maximize profits for investors hungry for never-ending, ever-increasing rates of return. Why pay American workers to produce products in domestic factories when you can afford to move their machines to China, hire ...

Internet and COVID-19

To the editor: We live in one of the approximately 25% of households in Houghton County who do not have access to broadband. We rely on a Verizon hotspot for our internet. The monthly cost for this “unlimited” plan is $270 with a 60GB cap (the U.S. median internet subscriber usage is ...

Better solution to quarantine

To the editor: Wouldn’t it be better to only quarantine people that are perhaps 60 and older? We could wear masks and gloves and the government could pay us extra money for any extra help we need to stay quarantined. Since it is only older people that are dying and having serious ...

Time for action

To the editor: We have seen the television images of ordinary Chinese citizens wearing sanitary masks. South Koreans, too, appear to be having no problem getting masks. Why, then, are health care workers in the most prosperous nation in the world having to do without? The White House cites ...

Coming late to the party

To the editor: Although coming late to the party, it appears that President Trump has finally heeded the call of a worried nation to combat this unprecedented pandemic health crisis. But excuse me, Mr. President, if I’m not ready to don your campaign hat just yet. As early as December there ...

Soup Bowl Sale went very well

To the editor: The Calumet Art Center would like to thank the Michigan House Café, Sue & Tim Bies and the staff for generously hosting our Soup Bowl Sale Fundraiser. We would also like to thank Oren Tikkanen and the Backroom Boys who played such lively music for our diners and dancers. ...

Sex is not a social construct

To the editor: How is it possible so many people can be duped into believing a lie? Basically, it’s because they are uninformed. Truth is now finally exposed because the gender theory inventor admits he made it up. Christopher Dummitt, a Canadian, claims he went from denying that sex is ...

Copper has healing power

To the editor: You have all heard of things to do to protect yourself from getting the coronavirus such as frequent washing of hands, not touching your face etc.? However, one thing you seldom if ever hear is that copper is a very effective antimicrobial. It will kill both bacteria and ...

Officials need to protect area

To the editor: Early reports seem to indicate that the new COVID-19 virus affects most children relatively mildly. On the other hand, it has proven to kill an alarming percentage of older folks who get it. From what I have read, this thing spreads from person to person more easily than the ...

President needs to represent us

To the editor: I have never pledged allegiance to a political party or have been politically active, but today’s political atmosphere is disgusting. To have someone like Trump representing the American people is disgraceful. In the last election people had the choice of voting for political ...

Progress made in prep for virus

To the editor: I recently read a letter to the editor in the 10 March issue of the Mining Gazette written by a local physician. This letter might led people to worry that the local healthcare community isn’t prepared for COVID-19 and that our ability to respond when it eventually arrives in ...