Letters to the Editor

Hats off to the CC Old Timers

To the editor:We would like to extend a very big THANK YOU to the Copper Country Old Timer's Hockey League for their ongoing commitment to support local hockey and rinks. This past March, they held their 31st Annual Hockey Tournament and donated the Sunday wristband sales to help build a "new" ...

Honor Flight benefit great

To the editor:The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 90 Lake Linden would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals for their generous donations to the Honor Flight Benefit held March 29 at the Lakes Lounge in Lake Linden.Over $6,000 were raised for the UP Honor ...

Great Start says ‘thanks’

To the editor:The Copper Country Great Start Collaborative and the Parent Coalition would like to thank the following groups for their participation and support in making the 2014 Baraga County Spring Fling a success: Baraga County Memorial Hospital, Baraga Area Schools, L'Anse Area Schools, ...

Apathy versus taking action

To the editor:Joanna Macy is a scholar and author who nudges her readers into a more active and healing relationship with planet Earth. In her book "World As Lover, World As Self," she writes, "We are bringing on destruction ourselves, mindlessly consuming, ignoring the consequences of our ...

Government needs to change

To the editor:It has been said that the only thing that likes change is a wet baby. It has also been said that many people are afraid of change.President Obama's campaign motto was "Change to believe in." What is needed is for positive change in government to become a reality.Specifically, the ...

Hunt should be open to trappers

To the Editor:According to the DNR, they are considering another wolf hunt. Why not. It is their responsibility to manage, and the only cost effective way of doing so, is regulated hunting and trapping.DNR Director Keith Creah correctly pointed out that trapping is controversial; which is ...

Tables for tips was successful

To the editor:On behalf of the Lake Linden Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Dinky and Judy Berg, along with the Loading Zone II staff for inviting us back for the 3rd annual "Tables for Tips" fundraiser.Also, the following area businesses and sponsors ...

Tribute due to special families

To the editor:May is National Foster Care Month and it is time for our community to recognize the special families that open their hearts and homes to children in need. At any given time there are roughly 14,000 Michigan children in foster care.Being a foster parent is not an easy job, and is ...

Thanks to bank for the display

The Neal Home Day Care would like to extend a warm thank you to the River Valley Bank in Laurium.During the month of April our group was welcomed to set up a display featuring the daycare children's daily activities, field trips, participation in fundraisers and art work. We would also like to ...

Weighing in on stamp sands

To the editor:Deregulating Stamp Sands a bad idea. Sen. Casperson has introduced a bill in the Senate, SB872, that deregulates and adds stamp sands to list of agricultural residues that resulted from generally accepted ag practice when applied. Under the legislation stamp sands and their ...

Parks cater to hunters only

To the editor:After a wonderful week in Mexico photographing whales , birds and looking for the elusive wolves, and coyotes, I was asked by my sister why we didnt travel in the States..The Northern States seem to only cater to hunters! Yellowstone charges $4,000 for a week of eco camping and ...

Questioning Biblical ideals

To the editor:Well, I had to rub my eyes in astonishment when reading Warren Hepokoski's Bible thumping nonsense (Mining Gazette, May 9). It is just amazing that in the 21st century we still have people quoting writings by semi-literate, superstitious, bronze/iron age, desert dwelling people, ...

Time to raise minimum wage

To the Editor:There are a hundred good reasons why the minimum wage should be raised to $10/hour, but I will only address one here:When someone who is wealthy or well-off receives a raise, that money is often hoarded, invested in businesses that give the money to other well-to-do people, or put ...

Boosters say thanks for dinner support

To the editor:The Calumet All Sports Booster club would like to extend our sincere thanks to not only the nearly 200 people who purchased tickets and attended our annual Celebrate: Blue and Grey dinner, but also the following businesses, groups and individuals for their generous donations: The ...

Wake up call to Village of Calumet

To the editor:Where to start, it's not too hard. Parking meters, an unnecessary evil. No entity in the Copper Country enforces them anymore, to my knowledge. They are detrimental to customers shopping locally. They are driving businesses out of town or closing them instead of attracting them. I ...

A look at Jesus’ death, resurrection

To the editor:A letter (Mar. 29) quoted the King James Version of Luke 18:33 saying Jesus "shall rise again" as if he would be resurrected twice. No Christian believes that, so why quote one of the translation errors in the KJV? The RSV doesn't include the word "again" in that passage.The ...

Racism raises its ugly head

To the editor:It's estimated that between the 1492 Columbus "discovery" and the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota, the number of native inhabitants in the Western Hemisphere fell from 50 million to 1.8 million.It's against that genocidal backdrop - and the recent week's worth of ...

Bake sale was a big success

To the editor:The committee of the St. Paul's Church Easter Altar Society Bake Sale would like to thank the following people and businesses for their generous contributions and help to make our bake sale a complete success again this year. To Gary Schraufnagel and his staff at Shopko in Calumet ...

Dinner, auction went very well

Zion Lutheran Church (Hancock) recently had a very successful spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser that benefited our Lahti Retreat Center Bible camp.Our success was largely due to all the donations received from our local businesses.We would like to thank 41 Lumber, 5th & ...

Gremlin event was a big hit

The Houghton Sports Boosters hosted its annual Spring Dinner Dance recently and we would like to thank all those that helped to make the evening a great success.We appreciate the support from those that purchased tickets, bought 50/50 and penny raffle tickets, and especially the people and ...