Opinion

Thanks to Sacred Heart Society

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’d like to write a big “thank you” to the members of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 270 “Sacred Heart Society”! With so many things going on in their lives, they take the time to slow down once a month, share a meal, and take interest in their heritage. Most of ...

Thanks for help in grooming trails

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The snow is finally melting, the birds are singing, summer is coming and we are all ready for that! As we put the winter season behind us, The Copper Harbor Improvement Association would like to thank everyone involved with the 2018-2019 non-motorized winter trail system in ...

A Jewel of the Keweenaw

Letters to the Editor

We have a jewel on the Keweenaw and I honestly think a large number of out population in our four county area have never thought about it much or event seen it except in pictures. And maybe many of our tourists have never seen it our know it exists. Look at all the people that go to the ...

Fire Department does good work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently on April 13, a rummage and baked goods sale was held to benefit an appreciation party for the Hubbell Fire Department. The Fire Department’s hard work durning and after the 2018 Father’s Day flood has been extraordinary! Thank you to all the people who donated sale ...

A call for sponsorship

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing to urge your readers to call our U.S. Representative Jack Bergman to ask him to co-sponsor H.R. 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, on June 5th, a national call day promoted by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby group. Passage of this bi-partisan, ...

Nailbenders do a lot to help in the local community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For decades the Nailbenders of the Copper Country Kiwanis have been building ramps for the elderly and disabled of Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties.  These ramps are built with free Nailbenders labor, usually within a day and specifically designed to code for each ...

Judge speaks on concept of a regional jail

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: am writing in response to Representative Markkonen's recent statements in which he advocates turning Camp Kitwen into a six county regional jail/mental health facility. This is absolutely unfeasible for the fallowing reasons. 1. The other five counties which he proposes ...

Congress needs to be accountable

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Children have been separated from their parents, families are being thrown into already overcrowded detention centers, and troops have been deployed into border communities. As a nation, we are better than this. Our immigration system is broken, but President Donald Trump and ...

Abortion is not murder

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am pro-choice. I am a Christian. I do not believe that abortion is murder. Every woman has the right to decide whether or not to carry a fetus to term. A woman also has the right to choose not to have an abortion. No one should interfere with either decision. Everyone ...

Banquet deserves lots of thanks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Copper Country Chapter of Ducks Unlimited thanks everyone who helped make the 43rd Anniversary Banquet for waterfowl and wetlands conservation a success. Thanks to our following major sponsors: Copper Country Ford, Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile, Nick & Judy ...

Memorial Day memories

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: And so it’s that time again — time to get the boat in the water for the first long weekend of summer. Time to get out the barbecue and cook up hamburgers and drink some soda; time for the big sales, vacations and other activities. But most Americans forget how this day ...

Jesus paved an Iron Road

Letters to the Editor

Are roads in Finland paved with iron? Rautatie in Finnish literally means “ iron road” because Rauta is “iron” and TIE ( dee - eh ) is “ road.” It is actually the word for “ railroad” with its steel rails. How a word is used determines its meaning. The Bible is misunderstood ...

Constitutional crisis

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: If liberty and equality, as is thought by the majority, are chiefly to be found in a a democracy, they will be best attained when all citizens alike share in the government. The leaders of this government must lead through moral authority, must be lacking in depraved thoughts ...

ATVs should not be on road

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Say it’s not so, ATVs on Brockway Mountain Drive! this “Jewel that crowns Michigan” is with-out questions a very special place, Thousands of visitors agree. ATVs there are not safe or compatible to land-use and Eco-Tourism. ATVS should have many miles of woodlands trails ...

Know your rights when returning gifts

Editorial

Did Santa bring you the ugliest gift this year? Want to try and get something better? The Better Business Bureau has tips you should know that will make you that savvy returner. Did you know that there are federal and state laws that dictate how and when you can return an item? Knowing ...

Cities sue to block strict lead rule

Editorial

Would Flint have poisoned itself without the state’s help? It’s hard to say; maybe we will know when all the criminal and civil trials have completed their slow but fine grind through the court system. But other cities, including Detroit, want judicial permission to keep feeding lead to ...

Teen vaping poses future risks

Editorial

This year, an estimated 1.3 million teenagers became addicted to nicotine, according to a new study published by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. While drug and alcohol use is down among youth, a spike in vaping is alarming and deserves attention. Despite ...

Wondering about Kitwen

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you Mrs. Carolyn C. Peterson, for asking pertinent questions, regarding the possibilities related to the future of our County Jail. The questions offered by Mrs. Peterson need to be answered before any vote should be taken. We need to be informed, have input, and ask ...

Further concerns at Hancock High

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Unlocked doors are only the tip of the iceberg in Hancock Middle and High School’s safety issues. On February 19, 2018 I attended an IEP meeting at the school with my daughter. During the course of the meeting I informed Principal Ohan that my grandson had been threatened to ...