Letters To The Editor

Dangers of fire

To the Journal editor:In the first three months of 2014, Michigan has lost 36 of its residents to the ravages of fire.These numbers are among the highest in the nation during that time period and reflect the very real dangers that face each of Michigan's residents when it comes to fire safety. ...

Check the water

To the Journal editor:There's a fair amount of fussing in the air concerning water to be disposed of by Lundin at the Eagle Mine.One aspect is concerned with the quantities involved, and where they come from. Another is the quality of the waters, before and after treatment.Nobody seems to be ...

Taking gloves off

To the Journal editor:The letter to the editor in the The Mining Journal on April 3 from Walter Orlowski prompts me to write. This fellow says he strongly supports a working democracy yet says that the 2.7 million Michigan voters who voted down same-sex marriage are wrong.What? Isn't that vote ...

Op-eds hit mark

To the Journal editor:I agree with the opinions in the op-eds on the Perspectives page of The Mining Journal dated March 30.Don Potvin presented some good facts regarding the traffic after the mining trucks start coming through Marquette.I live near Wright Street and even now before the ...

Op-eds hit mark

To the Journal editor:Here we are into April. Another snowstorm. Most people I'm sure are really tired of our record winter and months below average temperatures. 60 plus days below zero, 70 plus days not above 32 degrees.Kind of gets you down. And if you watch too much television news, it will ...

Walk-A-Thon worked

To the Journal editor:On April 12, despite the weather, 150 people gathered for the Annual 17 mile Walk-A-Thon from Tall Timber Store in Gwinn to Gary's Knotty Pine in Arnold to raise pledges for the U.P. Pink Power Team's effort to purchase AED's (automated external defibrillators).And pledge ...

Hang in there

To the Journal editor:Union is a way of life. Union has a history. I'm from a union family which has been part of that history, so are many of you.At the Marquette Area Public Schools board meeting the other night I felt that family, that history.The steps and lanes in your contract and my ...

Writer supported

To the Journal editor:For Mr. Sadak of Munising (Letter to the Editor on Monday) and others who often reference the Constitution, I cite the first Amendment in its entirety:"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or ...

Troop appreciative

To the Journal editor:Girl Scout Troop 5071 of Negaunee would like to thank the following buisnesses for supporting girl scouts with a cookie booth.They include SIR Federal Credit Union, TruNorth Federal Credit Union and Big Boy. Your support is greatly appreciated.The girls in Troop 5071 and ...

Agency needs help

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Corps of the Salvation Army would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many individuals, families, churches, service groups and businesses who donated generously during the past several months to help us serve less fortunate persons in our ...

Ski/Shoe a success

To the Journal editor:I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who donated, sponsored, or came out to the second annual Ski and Shoe for the Cure event on March 15. Ski and Shoe is a non-competitive 5k ski and 2k snowshoe event followed by lunch, a raffle, and silent auction.All ...

Handouts hurt

To the Journal editor:The recent legislation signed into law by Governor Snyder's administration aimed at providing tax breaks for oil companies undermines property rights and insults Michigan's taxpayers.Essentially a handout to oil drillers, the legislation provides for a 40 percent reduction ...

Column challenged

To the Journal editor:Mining Journal Staff Writer's Jackie Starks' column of March 29 misses the point. The Hobby Lobby case is not about contraception rights. It is about the First Amendment. The First Amendment is about religious liberty and right of conscience.The separation of church and ...

Source needed

To the Journal editor:The letters submitted each month to the editors of The Mining Journal where the writer quotes the Bible as "the true word of God" without providing proof for what they claim has always concerned me. However, my primary issue is with the editors ofThe Mining Journal who ...

Physician thanked

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank Dr. Ulrickson for fixing my eyes. I couldn't see anything before and was legally blind, but now I can see better than 20/20.Two other doctors said they couldn't help me because of my dyskinesia and other medical issues. You were the only one willing ...

Program success

To the Journal editor:The United Methodist Church has adopted a worldwide program to eradicate malaria.As part of this program, Ishpeming Wesley and Negaunee Mitchell United Methodist churches recently hosted a pancake breakfast as a fundraiser.It was a great success, with more than $1,500 ...

Crisis handled

To the Journal editor:On March 31, the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, just at the close of business, began to experience a crisis that lasted two days.The city's frozen storm sewer drain behind our building was overflowing from surrounding spring runoff and rushing water was coming into our ...

Congrats to team

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Sentinels (played in the) the USA Hockey national championship tourney in Amherst, N.Y., on April 2-6.The Mining Journal article "Marquette U-16 girls work overtime" of March 22, 2014, gives an idea of the determination and talent of this team.Dedicated and ...

Miners rule

To the Journal editor:Congratulations to Coach Mike O'Donnell, Class ABC coach of the year, and assistant coaches Brandon Cory, Kevin Jacobson, Jeff Niemi and Steve Turri and the Miners varsity boys basketball team who won the 2014 MPC title.Great job to seven seniors: Zane Radloff, Eric Lori, ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:Great Lakes Recovery Centers would like to thank the Marquette General Health System for their recent donation of furniture.Items included were beds, waiting room chairs, office furniture, filing cabinets and more. This donation will be used to enhance GLRCs behavioral ...