Letters To The Editor

Forum showcased city candidates

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Delta County, Marquette County Unit, we would like to extend our thanks to all those who helped make the Marquette City Commission Candidate Forum, held on July 25, a rousing success. The feedback from the audience (a full ...

Writer battles rare eye disorder

To the Journal editor: I am an average person, with only one thing that makes me who I am. I have a rare eye disease, Coats’ Disease, which is a nonhereditary disease caused by abnormal development of the blood vessels behind the retina that can cause full or partial blindness. The leaky ...

Physician lauded for assistance

To the Journal editor: A few weeks ago during a routine colonoscopy, Dr. Van Popprin discovered a large mass in my husband’s colon. The colon was almost blocked and there was no option except surgery. Due to other serious health problems, surgery was an issue. The doctor felt it was most ...

Camp New Day was tremendous success

To the Journal editor: Thank you to all who helped Camp New Day U.P. have a great 2018 camp. We had 22 exceptional campers from across the Upper Peninsula, the weather was good, the counselors were very good and good time was had by all. This was our seventeenth year and the board members ...

Restaurant a joy

To the Journal editor: We enjoy going to Our Grille in Gwinn. The staff are so friendly and make you feel right at home. They are like family. They have such a positive attitude and make you feel welcome!! The food is excellent! We are so glad they decided to come to Gwinn.

Citing Econo Foods for support

To the Journal editor: For some years now I have seen pictures in The Mining Journal of Zach Quinnell of Econo Foods presenting checks to various area organizations, while also personally observing the in-store fund raising efforts that are supported. And recently, when I approached Mr. ...

Rights and justice cited

To the Journal editor: As part of celebrating Labor Day that honors our workers for progressing the prosperity and well-being of our country, we define, justify, and apply justice to declare just worker rights. What is justice? Justice is revealed in our history when we progressed from ...

Golf outing a success

To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank the Marquette individuals and businesses that supported the Michigan Corrections Organization Crisis Fund Upper Peninsula Golf Outing July 20. They are Mark and Kelly Rankin, Larry Henley, Modeltown Express, Smarty’s Saloon, G.E. Builders and ...

Hockey league thankful for support

To the Journal editor: On behalf of Iron Range Hockey Association, we would like to thank the community, team sponsors, and local businesses for their support in our youth hockey program. Our 2017-2018 team sponsors: Joel R. Dank MD, Negaunee Lions, Fox Negaunee, Jim’s Jubilee, OK ...

NHS softball team, coach lauded

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Randy Carlson and assistant coaches Bryon “Cubby” Nelson and Pat Thomson and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity girls fastpitch softball team on a great season. Great job to five seniors, Chloe Gantz, Alexis Hill, Malorie Munson, ...

Is GOP waking up?

To the Journal editor: The Trump presidency has been a blessing in at least one respect: we now know who are the principled Republican conservatives. George Will, Mona Charen and Joinah Goldberg are Republican columnists whose anti-Trump writings have elevated them to a respected stature. ...

Celebration a success

To the Journal editor: Thanks to our generous donors, our end of year celebration was a success! After eight weeks of play, all Superior Soccer Association families were invited to celebrate the Player, Coaches, and Referee of the Year. SSA has almost 1,000 players in Rec Soccer this ...

Wolf coverage cited

To the Journal editor: Thank you for publishing Michigan Department of Natural Resources talks about predators. In this article, Brian Roell likens the subversion of the will of Michiganders not to have wolf hunts to having a doctor, not a voting public, in charge of your appendicitis ...

Not a criminal offense

To the Journal editor: In response to the “Investigation needed” Letter to the Editor on July 28, the writer states that Hillary Clinton committed a criminal act in allowing her private email server to be hacked while she served as Secretary of State. I have to ask then, what crime did ...

Some dog breeds must be banned

To the Journal editor: I was sickened to see yet another report of a child attacked by dogs. When are our elected officials going to have the guts to pass legislation like banning breeds of dogs that are known to do this. It is time for our country to wake up and do what is right for our ...

Politics isn’t helping anything

To the Journal editor: We have just had the most upsetting time. It makes me wish for Michigan to become a blue state again. Thanks to term limits, we are losing Gov. Rick Snyder. He will be remembered for many years, for putting Flint, Michigan, on the world map. And now, he is harboring ...

Letters to the Editor

Setting record straight To the Journal editor: A recent interview mischaracterized the ballot campaign that stopped the recreational wolf hunt in Michigan (“DNR biologist talks predators,” July 23), claiming that Keep Michigan Wolves Protected (KMWP), the ballot committee that ...

Climate change real

To the Journal editor: In my many years of military service, one saying stuck with me, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” L’Anse, through the clean energy Summit Lake Wind Farm, has a chance to lead in the battle to save the planet. Climate zones are marching north at 3.8 feet ...

Letters to the editor

Marquette observations To the Journal editor: I recently read The Mining Journal’s opinion in regards to the mess left around McCarty’s Cove. The picture speaks for itself. It’s not only here but other areas and towns in the Upper Peninsula that have out-of-town people visiting. ...

Cannot split ticket in primary election

To the Journal editor: Do you have an Absent Voter’s Ballot? Did it come with a an insert titled “Voting Instructions — General Election”? Down in the body of the instructions under the heading of “Partisan Section,” you read “To vote the partisan section of the ballot, you ...