Letters To The Editor

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To the Journal editor:The words 'thank you' fail to express the deep sense of gratitude felt by the Marquette Women's Center Board, staff, and the survivors we serve for the four-part series written by Journal Staff Writer Renee Prusi and published on the front pages of The Mining Journal.,I ...

Opposes wolf hunt

To the Journal editor:I spent the past summer in the remote woods and mountains of Washington State, hiking nearly 1,000 miles on the Pacific Northwest Trail over the course of 50 days. Wildlife was abundant and diverse.Rattlesnakes, bears, moose, and bald eagles added to the pristine, majestic ...

Drive safely

To the Journal editor:The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go this holiday season.According to the a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks have risen 9.4 and 7.3 ...

Buses are equipped

To the Journal editor:As The Associated Press reported (recently) the federal government is finally going to require seatbelts in large buses used for tours, charters, and inter-city travel, 45 years after seatbelts were first mandated for passenger cars.Bus riders can rest assured that each of ...

Keep on trucking

To the Journal editor:I'm writing in response to the trucking issue I just read the letter to the editor, written by Bryan Hill from Skandia. I would say to him come and live on Wright Street or other areas affected by the heavy trucks.It's insane. Many people live along Wright Street many more ...

Charter challenged

To the Journal editor:This is a letter of thanks to the City of Negaunee for the years of cable service it has provided its residents. Running and maintaining such an enterprise profitably is not an easy task for small municipalities.Yet, Negaunee has managed to provide a needed alternative to ...

Injuries averted

To the Journal editor:In this time of Thanksgiving, thanks should be given to all the volunteer firefighters who stayed for hours putting out a devastating fire at a local landmark, Hickey's Bar in Ishpeming.Luckily no one was injured, which should be thankful enough but to volunteer your time ...

Real sweat good

To the Journal editor:I grew up in the 1990s. There were very little video game systems on the market, there were no cell phones, and computers were only available at school. I spent my free time playing outside with my friends. I had Nintendo, but I was not allowed to spend hours playing.In ...

Credibility at issue

To the Journal editor:Thank you for your article, "Wolf Hunt Lessons," (Nov. 17, 2013). In the article, Michigan Department of Natural Resources furbearer specialist Adam Bump said, "The hunt is not about managing the number of wolves, but reducing conflicts."I would like to respectfully assert ...

Property missing

To the Journal editor:Forsyth township residents, once again, some (one) seems to think that it's OK to help themselves to our property.I know that I am not the only one who has had things stolen from my property. Others have had the same problem.Over the last year or so, I have had thieves ...

Hospice thanked

To the Journal editor:I recently learned that November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month so I'd like to take a moment and pass along our heartfelt thanks and recognize the wonderful staff at Lake Superior Hospice in Marquette.Last month, my wife and her four brothers and sisters ...

Projects supported

To the Journal editor:We would like to express a sincere thank you to the Cliffs Natural Resources, Eagle Mine, and the Marquette County Community Foudation support of $100,000 for the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library Handicap Access Project.We would also like to say thanks for the $25,000 for ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:Deepest thanks to Marquette PetSmart. You very kindly helped us "Put Pets Back Into The Classroom."The sixth grade students at Father Marquette Middle School were overjoyed with the fish and tank.To Alayna the manager, you went above and beyond to help us. Thank you!Jill ...

Boosters thankful

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club would like to thank everyone in the Ishpeming community for making our recent annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser an outstanding success.We would like to say thank you to all who attended the dinner and for showing us your support. ...

Isn’t it ironic?

To the Journal editor:For those who might enjoy a bit of irony concerning mining (even the word irony is bit ironic) we should propose a new ad campaign and embrace the obvious future.That campaign might look like this-"Forward Marquette"-Welcome to the new International Mining District of the ...

Manage illness

To the Journal editor:The statistics are dire: Ten percent of us live with diabetes and another 35 percent are at high risk for developing diabetes. If things don't change, one out of three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their life.In addition, almost 80 ...

Opposes wolf hunt

To the Journal editor:"Wolf hunt debate heats up as season nears" announced the headline on the Nov. 9 Mining Journal. Even though by realistic political reckoning, this year's hunt is a done deal, obviously it still kindles front page news!I've made my peace with raw political reality. I've ...

Oh what a year!

To the Journal editor:As this beautiful summer/fall end and winter begins we would like to thank everyone involved in establishing Marquette and Marquette County as a place of Disc Destination.We had quite a 2013. Marquette officially became the World's only Frisbee sanctuary, hosted a Frisbee ...

Plan is offbase

To the Journal editor:Reports in the Oct. 30 Mining Journal that the city of Marquette and Lundin Mining Co. have reached tentative agreements about a new "Hydro Plant route" is disturbing on many fronts.To begin with, there's nothing resembling a suitable existing road in that corridor. Talk ...

Loves Cook Off

To the Journal editor:I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Mining Journal for sponsoring the annual Mining Journal Cook Off for the past 37 years.Each year it gets better and better and your staff goes the extra mile to make each contestant feel very welcomed and special. A big ...