Opinion

Veteran got great care at HCMCF

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March, 2018, he was in Rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

We need spiritual climate change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is so much talk about climate change nowadays — and there is probably some valid concern for that — but my heart aches with a critical need for spiritual climate change. There is a constant ungiving change but in the wrong direction. As a senior citizen looking ...

Bridge bill one last parting shot from Casperson

Editorial

A proposed bill would expand the mission and focus of the 1952 charter for the Mackinac Bridge Authority, giving it the ability to take ownership of a tunnel housing Line 5 for Enbridge, should be scrapped. The bill, dropped in early November into the state senate by Sen. Tom Casperson — ...

Bipartisan bill on energy transition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Black Friday, the U.S. government issued the National Climate Assessment, a report that details how human-caused climate change will negatively impact the U.S. economy and the health of our citizens. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced in Congress that will encourage ...

Lame ducks pick on kids to ‘get tough’ on crime

Editorial

It would be easier to praise Michigan lawmakers for doing the right thing if the bad things they do were not so breathtakingly awful. The Senate Government Operations committee last week did what everyone — the business lobby in particular — expected it to do and, on a party-line vote, ...

Crafters, Bakers Bazaar a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to formally thank everyone who helped make this years annual all-local Crafters and Bakers Bazaar at St. Joseph’s Church in Lake Linden on Nov. 24 another great success. Donations were greatly appreciated from Sarazin Dental, Coppermine Restaurant, Fconofoods, ...

Support for Life Outreach Center

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As the director of the Life Outreach Center, I would like to thank all that were in attendance at our annual fundraising banquet held on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Calumet. This banquet could not have happened without the help of numerous people. I wish to ...

STEP educates students before disaster strikes

Editorial

Michigan may not get the kind of killer — literally in many cases — weather events that many parts of the country often experience. But we get more than our share of blistering winter storms and the occasional flood — ask the folks in the Copper Country about that. That’s why we ...

Sacrifices human rights, dignity

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is directed to my friends and neighbors who voted for Donald Trump. Donald Trump promised to make America great again. Our CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Regarding Khashoggi’s ...

Helped vet enjoy his final days

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Lynn DeRoseir. My brother, Charles Kilpela, was a veteran. In March 2018, he was in rehab at the Houghon County Medical Care Facility. He had excellent care. He passed away Nov. 13. I believe the care he received helped him to enjoy this past summer. It wasn’t ...

Protect yourself from flu during holiday season

Editorial

It is not too late to get the flu vaccine. National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dec. 2-8, promotes awareness about the importance of the flu vaccine and provides a reminder to get the flu shot for those who have not done so yet this season. Annual flu vaccination is the best way to protect ...

Flimsy excuses by God apologists

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The letters recently published from Christian fundamentalists requires a response. First, quoting scriptures proves nothing. Would fundamentalists pay any attention to quotes from the Quran, or quotes from the Avesta, the Upanishads, or the Book of Mormon? Of ...

Tiny plastics pose big threat to Great Lakes

Editorial

Even at microscopic levels, plastics polluting our Great Lakes can be a very severe threat. Microbeads, or microplastics, are tiny plastic particles measuring less than 5 millimeters in size. They’re typically found in popular skin care products and toothpaste, and can also be the leftover ...

Be vigilant of dangers, risks of meth

Editorial

One of the less-celebrated designated days in November comes Friday, which is marked on the calendar as National Meth Awareness Day. Far too many in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula need little reminder of the dangers this powerful drug can pose and the havoc it can ravage on users and their ...

Decadence could be the problem

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Some reflections as we move beyond midterm elections and Thanksgiving Day: It’s been nearly 400 years since the pilgrims’ landing in December 1820 in the New World, which took three months for that ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, half the people dying. One would think, ...

Great to see gas prices coming down

Editorial

We are glad to see that gas prices in Marquette improved since our last editorial on Nov. 17 when we reported that Meijer in Escanaba was .33 per gallon less than the Meijer in Marquette. On Monday, the price of gas at Meijer in Marquette was listed on Gas Buddy as $2.57 per gallon. The ...

Starts of SKY fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of the board members of Simple Kindness for Youth (SKY), I would like to thank the community members who made our Stars of SKY Oct. 13 dinner and auction an outstanding event. Our thanks go out to a number of community organizations and friends who donated their time ...

LL-H Sports Fall fundraiser

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On behalf of student-athletes and coaches at Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools, I would like to thank the many parents, community members and local businesses that donated their time or made monetary donations to the third annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner held on Sept. 29 at the ...

Join Cheer Club: Give gift to local youth

Editorial

Now that we’ve all had our share, or probably more than our share, of turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving, the holiday season can really get into full swing. As we like to do every year down here at The Mining Journal and the Daily Mining Gazette, spreading cheer becomes a major focus in ...

Hunters need to be mindful, careful in woods

Editorial

It’s too early to know the exact circumstances behind the shooting deaths of three men in Michigan last week. But all three were celebrating the Michigan time-honored tradition of deer hunting in the woods. Justin Beutel, 38, of Sanford was hunting on private property near Alden and was ...