Letters to the Editor

Physicals are a benefit to all

To the editor:Physicals to Students @ Jeffers High School were again given free from the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center in Hancock.It is a great benefit for all athletes to participate in this and it is sure appreciated by all. Thank you to all who take the time to make sure this is ...

Theatre gala a hugh success

To the editor:On behalf of the Calumet Theatre Board of Directors & staff, we thank the following for making our Cinema Sensations - fundraiser gala a huge success:AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS: Ace Hardware, Laura Aldridge of Made Arrangements, Ambassador, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, ...

Don’t condemn what isn’t taught

To the editor:Criticize homosexuality less harshly than a letter (May 20) negatively portrayed the Bible and its Christian believers, and self-righteous radicals will call you a "homophobic gay-basher."Terms like "bibliophobic Bible-bashing" or "christophobic Christian-bashing" are never used ...

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

To the editor:My wife and I booked a tour including round trip air out of Chicago. This was for a flight 6 months in the future. I then bought tickets from Hancock to connect with the Chicago flight.Two months later the returning flight into Chicago changed its arrival time so that the flight ...

Where were the neighbors?

To the editor:Where were you?For the last 8 months my husband has been caring for a horse in our neighborhood due to the failing health and death of an elderly neighbor.Recently, it has come to our attention that some of our "neighbors" have been telling anyone who would listen that the horse ...

Something is wrong

To the editor:Wait a minute! Sanders is free to go. Wednesday June 11, 2014 DMG. No tickets or any kind of fines attached to driving while licensed suspended plus a controlled substance in his possession.Maybe with intent to sell to your kids or your neighbors. You are welcome to leave the ...

Wolf issue is a local issue

To the editor:With all due respect to the recent out-of-state letter writers condemning the hunting or trapping of Michigan wolves (June 14 "Trapping is inhumane killing") (June 7 "Hunting wolves is a waste" and "The right wolf question not asked"):The most important point to remember - this is ...

Hilkka Annikki Juntunen

VENICE, Florida - Our beloved mother, Hilkka Annikki Juntunen, 85, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Suomussalmi, Finland, Hancock, Marquette, Lake Worth, Florida and The Bluffs Senior Community of Houghton passed away on January 13, 2014.She was born in Suomussalmi, Finland February 23, 1928 ...

Ethel Lohela

HANCOCK - Ethel (Rintala) Lohela passed away on December 4, 2013, at Keweenaw Aspirus Hospital. For the past five years she has resided at Cypress Manor in Hancock.She was born on January 12, 1920, in Fulton Location, Allouez Township, daughter of Salomen and Jenny (Haataja) Rintala. The family ...

Mary E. Hulkonen

L'ANSE- Mary Elizabeth (Snyder) Hulkonen, 65, of L'Anse, passed away Thursday, June 26th at Bayside Village of L'Anse where she had been a resident for the past 16 months.Mary was born on May 30, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of the late Wayne and Delaphine (Brown) Snyder. A ...

Norma Jean Burger

DOLLAR BAY - Norma Jean Burger went to be with her Lord and Savior December 15, 2013.Please join the family in celebrating her life on Saturday, July 5, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Christian Church, 22764 M-26, Dollar Bay, MI, 49922.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is ...

Thanks to all for playground

To The Editor,The Barkell Elementary PTO would like to again extend a huge "THANK YOU" to everyone who played a role in making the new playground at Barkell Elementary a reality! There are two additional local businesses we would like to thank for their vital roles in making this playground a ...

Gun problems destroying USA

Gun problems destorying USATo the editor:America can eventually destroy itself with the growing gun problem. The country has become numbed toward senseless shootings that occur so frequently. The need for powerful lobbyists and gun dealers to make money supersedes the need to bring sanity to a ...

Writer wants to clarify position

To the editor:I am amazed at how Rachel Laurn continues to jump to hasty conclusions on the basis of insufficient knowledge.In her May 27, 2014, letter, she identifies me with Calvinism because of my rejection of her doctrine of free will.She is evidently oblivious to the historical fact that ...

City keeps the stress level up

To the editor:After a long, hard winter dealing with, or worrying about, frozen water pipes, snow load on roofs, and ice damage, the City of Houghton has found another way to keep our stress level high.The City's requirement that the exterior of homes must meet the standards of the ...

No error in KJV of Bible

To the Editor,A recent letter writer (DMG 5-17/18-14) says there is a translation error in Luke 18:33 in the King James Version of the bible but that is not true. Nothing is wrong with that verse. Indeed, Jesus himself made that statement saying "and on the third day he shall rise again."No ...

Why are electric rates higher here?

To the editor:I was impressed with your recent article presented by Kim Stoker and the concern over the high cost of electricity in our area. We moved here three years ago and after building our home were surprised at our high electricity bills. As compared to Alpena Michigan, where we lived ...

Complaint part of bigger issue

To the editor:The homeowner complaint by Buck Foltz May 29th,is part of the One World Order of U.N. Agenda 21, and is part of their World Codes Council,initiated by the Rothschild world central banking cartel.If you read Agenda 21, it will show you Common Core, which is the dumbing down of our ...

Mental health issues common

To the editor:Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and "happen to someone else." In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread. An estimated 58 million Americans (or 1 in 4) suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year.Most families are not prepared to cope with ...

Love it or leave it

To the editor:In response to Mr. Foltz complaint about the letter he recieved about peeling paint, I too was shocked when I got mine. Then I got to thinking my prayers have been answered. After many years of living down the street from a junk yard and next to a yard with old tires furn, etc and ...