Letters To The Editor

Support for Goofus’s family overwhelming

To the Journal editor: The family of Alan “Goofus” Ammesmaki would like to thank the entire community for the overwhelming ourtpour of support shown after Al's recent and unexpected passing. The coverage from the local media; The Mining Journal and TV-6 was really amazing and appreciated. ...

Support a public shooting range

To the Journal editor: At 6:30 p.m. on May 1, Sands Township will have a special meeting to consider the approval of a public state-of-the-art shooting range that would be owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. State funding of up to $1 million is already secured. ...

Miners supported

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, team manager Kyle Waterman and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity boys basketball team on a great season. Great job to five seniors, Luke Mattson, Luke Skewis, Travis Nelson, Jacob Ennett and Jake Hill. Let’s go ...

Hard question posed

To the Journal editor: President Trump has recently fired or accepted the resignation of many of his inside circle, and they are being replaced with individuals who are less likely to put the brakes on his impulsive tendencies. Mr. Trump has also gone beyond his general characterization ...

National Day of Prayer coming up

To the Journal editor: First Presbyterian Church of Marquette is inviting all people to pray for America on May 3, the National Day of Prayer. We will be praying for unity of thought and wisdom for our government leaders. Church services at 120 N. Front St., Marquette, are 11-noon and ...

Negativity impacting everything

To the Journal editor: I respect your right as owners of a paper to print what you want in your paper. I also greatly respect the First Amendment right of free speech. Of course, these rights also come with responsibilities, as does any constitutional right. One thing I believe all ...

Trip made possible with assistance

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 Bay City, Michigan, on March 3 and 4, 2018. The team was crowned Michigan ...

Marquette committee seeks assistance

To the Journal editor: 2018 is a milestone year for the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. We turn 40! On July 15 we will be celebrating our collaborative effort with the city of Marquette, the DNR trust fund, the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Network, the DDA and others to ...

Where is our moral compass pointing?

To the Journal editor: Guns are neither safe nor unsafe by themselves. When gun owners learn and practice responsible gun ownership, guns are safe. Is the USA morally adrift? Do we not have a clear sense of how to ground our identities and actions to ultimate values? Is our moral compass so ...

Replace Line 5

To the Journal editor: I don’t know if people who don’t live in one of the Great Lakes states can even imagine the love we feel for our beautiful waters, and in Michigan particularly our deep affection for the Straits and the Mackinac Bridge. Because of its very northern and some would ...

Guns stop violence

To the Journal editor: Sandy Hook was a great tragedy. I only wish that one of the teachers had access to a shotgun. There may have been a different outcome. The country of Israel has not had a school shooting in over 40 years. Why not? It is because they have guns in their schools. It ...

Dancing with CCI

To the Journal editor: Although I am for reopening of the Empire Mine, I had a very good laugh at the April 7 front page headline story which I like to rename as “DELIVERING THE MASSAGE.” In deciding between reopening the Empire here or opening a new mine in Nashwauk Minnesota, Mr. ...

Memorial to Goofus

To the Journal editor: Somewhere in heaven they are playing the Northern Michigan University fight song for Goofus. Go Cats go!

Letters to the Editor

Follow the money To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, was tooting his horn a few days ago about winning an award. His official congressional office press release (So this wasn’t a re-election gig on the taxpayers’ dime?) featured a grip-and-grin photo that ...

What if?

To the Journal editor: Suggest the Second Amendment is intended to protect the people from a tyrannical government and you might be laughed at or called crazy. Thomas Jefferson said, “… And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that ...

Letters to the editor

Mineral vs. surface rights at issue To the Journal editor: Last Saturday, we opened our mail and found a notice from UPX Minerals, Inc out of Wakefield, Michigan, requesting a direct metallic minerals lease from the Department of Natural Resources — under our own home.  We were horrified! ...

Author appreciates article on her book

To the Journal editor: I wish to express my appreciation for the very good article you published about my book titled “Rice Paper Memories” on Feb. 19. I also want to thank everyone who came to the book signing at the Ishpeming Salvation Army on Feb. 24. It was very encouraging to see ...

Students praised for being proactive

To the Journal editor: I had to find my old yearbook to get the name of my old civics teacher. His name was Mr. Zipple, from Fordson High School in Dearborn. But I remember him, and he would be thrilled with the students who walked out of school the other day and walked or marched to confront ...

Marchers must get message on guns

To the Journal editor: And the Spirit of Christmas Present said, “They are man’s and they cling to me, appealing from their fathers. The boy is ignorance, the girl is want. Beware of them both and all their degree, but most of all beware of this boy, for on his brow I see written which is ...

Guns just a tool

To the Journal editor: There are several good reasons why non-criminal, mentally stable person should never be denied gun ownership. Here’s one. Police (very) often don’t get to a deadly assault in time to keep it from happening. That’s where the gun owner should step in, to save ...