Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor: Room At The Inn does much good work

To the Journal editor: Thank you, Marquette County! We at Room At The Inn are three months into our tenth season of providing an emergency shelter and warming center for our homeless residents, and we are so very grateful for your support of our mission. The challenges of homelessness ...

Letters to the Editor: Transparency needed

To the Journal editor: I am writing to express my concerns about the availability of our new congressional representative, Jack Bergman. This is a concern to me because the 115th Congress has set themselves an ambitious agenda and this term begins with no way for him to get immediate ...

Show was success

To the Journal editor: Thank You from Lake Superior Hospice to our great community for your support of our Daddy D’s Christmas Show! Your attendance and donations helped us raise much needed funds for our Patient Care fund, helping families who don’t have coverage for our services or ...

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Grandma taught me a lot To the Journal editor: Imagine you are a 2-year-old girl standing in the dark in your mother’s freshly dug grave. The year is 1896 and the location is Cliff, Michigan, in the Keweenaw Peninsula. That was my grandmother, Margaret Raisanen-Kline, and her ...

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Wolves mishandled To the Journal editor: Just before Christmas, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law authorizing the trophy hunting and commercial trapping of Michigan’s wolves, should their federal Endangered Species Act protections be removed. This is in spite of the fact that in the ...

Letters to the Editor: City bike path progress cited

To the Journal editor: A big thanks to the city engineering staff who helped to have the new hospital construction company efficiently install the bike path overpass and get the bike path open again. The part of our bike path from the lakeshore to McClellan Avenue is certainly a much loved ...

Letters to the Editor: Wolves aren’t problem

To the Journal editor: What gives politicians the right to function unilaterally and particularly when it is directly against the will of their constituents? Doesn’t this reflect at the minimum, an erosion of our Democratic process? Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan ...

Letters to the Editor: Common sense rules are lacking

To the Journal editor: We all are disheartened by the senseless mass murder of at least five persons and the wounding of eight others at the Fort Lauderdale airport, (allegedly) by Iraq war veteran Esteban Santiago. I was truly shocked when I found out that the shooter was legally allowed ...

Letters to the Editor: Body farm proposal has much merit

To the Journal editor: As a proud graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Criminal Justice degree, I applaud NMU and the powers at hand to help educate the world with a Northern Tier Forensic Body Farm. The proposed location is already in no man’s land between the Carp River ...

Letters to the editor: Hats off to public school boards

To the Journal editor: January is School Board Recognition Month — a time to salute the work of our volunteer school board members and to celebrate public education. The theme, “School Boards Lead,” reflects our combined commitment to leadership and accountability assuring that all ...

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Police doing tough work To the Journal editor: As the calendar turns to January and the holidays are in the rear-view mirror, many are reflecting on the previous month, and making sure they are sending out thank you notes. But our family and friends are not the only ones we should ...

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Listen to voters, leave wolves alone To the Journal editor: Citizens have already decisively voted, twice, to protect Michigan’s wolves from trophy hunting. Our lawmakers should respect that vote and respect independent science, not top down politicized agency science. But Gov. ...

Letters to the Editor: The way of the Lord

To the Journal editor: We’re just coming out of the holiday season, as a lot of people call it. Lots of shopping and buying gifts. Seems it started around late September. It’s not the way I remembered back in the 1950s. Times have sure changed. Back then, not a lot of stores and none ...

Letters to the Editor: Community Christmas dinner a success

To the Journal editor: The Ishpeming Community Christmas Dinner Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who made this years event a resounding success. Because of the generosity of our community sponsors and the Ishpeming Elks Lodge we were able to serve 475 meals (132 ...

Letters to the Editor: Knights busy with acts of kindness

To the Journal editor: The Knights of Columbus was very busy the month of December. One group of knights spent a delightful hour at Norlite Nursing Center doing a project they call Forgotten 15. They delivered gift baskets of sweet treats and fruits to 15 residents who seldom if ever receive ...

Farewell from Sweet Water Café

To the Journal editor: The cafe is seating till 9 p.m., New Year's Eve, which is our last day as the original owners. The new owners, Leslie Serrati and Libby Nelson will reopen Sweet Water on Jan. 8. It extremely satisfying to make and serve good food. It is an act of love, that draws ...

Body farm would provide vital info

To the Journal editor: I am writing in response to the article written by Karen Smith who is against the body farm planned for Marquette. My perception of the issue is far different. I am the wife of a man who has been missing since Aug. 1 in northern Michigan. I have spent hours walking the ...

Where will pension monies come from?

To the Journal editor: A recent letter writer extolled the virtues of defined benefit pension plans. He was right. Receiving a steady monthly check is reassuring. As a military retiree I know. Thank you taxpayers. Unfortunately, the author didn’t explain from where the future monies ...

Children behaving badly in public

To the Journal editor: Now that all the holiday celebrations are winding down I feel the need to sound off about something that has bothered me for quite sometime. Children behaving badly in public. How come people don't control their little darlings during choral and instrumental ...

Letters to the Editor: Common sense finally in ‘Zero Tolerance’

To the Journal editor: It's taken a long time, but common sense will finally be shining its light on the topic of "Zero-Tolerance" policies used in schools in the State of Michigan. Under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, school officials will now be able to exercise more intelligent ...