Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor

Miners are congratulated To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, assistant coach Chris Prunick, manager Kyle Waterman and the Negaunee Miners boys varsity basketball team on a great season. Great job to the six seniors: No. 4 Mark Anderson; No. 20 Brock Aho; No. ...

Letters to the Editor

Help with Marquette’s spring clean up today To the Journal editor: For the past 39 years, the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. has encouraged all residents of Marquette to participate in the Annual Spring Clean Up. Our target date this year is today. Over 40 ...

Letters to the Editor: Don’t overlook workers’ sacrifices

To the Journal editor: (Today) marks Workers Memorial Day-the AFL-CIO’s way of honoring “those who have suffered … on the job.” Unfortunately, millions of employees are suffering under American labor law relatively unchanged since the 1940s. Less than 10 percent of union members ...

Letters to the Editor: Kyle, NMU thanked

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank Walt Kyle and the Northern Michigan University hockey department for sending three of their Swedish and Finnish players to our Vasa Lodge meeting last month. The three fine students gave us a presentation about their individual experiences which ...

Letters to the Editor: Activity supported Women’s Center

To the Journal editor: The Women’s Center Inc. was honored to take part in the second annual Marquette City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt during the week of April 10 and the children’s Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at Presque Isle Park. These events were organized by Andrew Rickauer. Andrew hides ...

Letters to the Editor: Event cancellation riles correspondent

To the Journal editor: Northern Michigan University has hosted a breakfast on the morning of braduation for students who have achieved academic honors. This breakfast not only meant a lot to the parents of these students, but the students themselves. In a society heavily focused on ...

Letters to the Editor: Bergman wrong on health care position

To the Journal editor: When Congress was in its spring recess, our newly elected U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, was back in the First Congressional District, hopefully reacquainting himself with his constituency. Following the recently failed attempt on health care reform — repeal ...

Letters to the Editor: Pentagon budget must be controlled

To the Journal editor: And so the nation returns once again to the federal budget — always a political firestorm — as it is, in large part, what decides which polices get implemented. Regretably, the most high profile proposal for our budget is designed along very warped priorities: An ...

Dispatchers provide key services

To the Journal editor: Each year at this time, we recognize the important work of 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers. The week of April 9 was National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. In Marquette County there are 9-1-1 dispatchers working at Central Dispatch, the State Police Regional ...

Trails threatened by new bikes

To the Journal editor: The North Country National Scenic Trail is a spectacular hiking trail extending for 4,600 miles through seven northern states. Michigan is the middle state, hosting the most miles of the trail (1,150), as well as the National Park Service’s headquarters for the ...

Better way found

To the Journal editor: Regarding the subject of climate change, I would like to follow up on a recent letter in The Mining Journal from Sarah Redmond of AuTrain. When I was in middle school — more than 50 years ago — I learned that tailpipe and power plant emissions were causing the ...

Letters to the Editor: Earth Day is to important to ignore

To the Journal editor: Important days for our kids are coming soon. One is Earth Day, (which is Saturday). The following Saturday are climate marches. Earth Day is Science Day. Science is the quest to understand our earth home. Our science watchdogs are EPA scientists. They guard against ...

Lions Club fundraiser was successful

To the Journal editor: The Lions Club motto, “We Serve” was put into action when the Marquette Lions served over 200 pancake breakfast meals to hungry folks the first Sunday in April. The annual Lions Club fund-raiser donates 100 percent of the proceeds to a different beneficiary each ...

Make carbon pay

To the Journal editor: Weather is never completely consistent. We just dropped out of a mild winter and plunged into a stormy spring. While we can expect to have variations from year to year, scientists have been warning us that weather events will become more extreme and more frequent with ...

Smart parents remain vigilant to threats

To the Journal editor: Recent surveys across the nation have indicated that 20 to 30 percent of teenagers 13 to 20 have sent a sexually explicit image of themselves via the cell phone. Twice as many said they have received sexually explicit images and 25 percent of those have passed those ...

Letters to the Editor: Photo exhibit at MRHC worth seeing

To the Journal editor: Recently, a new exhibit, or should I say old exhibit, was opened at the Marquette Regional History Center. This exhibit depicts the origins of wildlife nighttime photography using a flash apparatus. The exhibit is a tribute to John H. Hammer. From his humble beginning ...

Letters to the Editor

Health film should educate To the Journal editor: If physicians know of a treatment that could prevent and reverse disease, then it seems that treatment should be the first-line method of care prescribed to patients. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest managed care ...

Letters to the Editor

Skating team thankful To the Journal editor: The Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating team would like to thank the following sponsors that helped with travel expenses to the Michigan High School Figure Skating State Championships in downstate Rochester Hills. The team was crowned ...

Letters to the Editor: All you need is love

To the Journal editor: Soon it will be Easter Sunday. That’s when we who believe in Jesus Christ will hear the Good News. He has been raised from the dead. We have the promise of our being with Jesus after we have passed away. One has to realize what a gift that is. Eternal life in the ...

Letters to the Editor: House Bill 4020 deserves support

To the Journal editor: Mandated reporters are one of the main populations of individuals that report the majority of cases involving suspected abuse and neglect. They are trained in identifying signs of abuse and/or neglect in a variety of situations, which makes it their duty in the state ...