Letters To The Editor

Brutal procedure

To the Journal editor:The child was killed when its home was invaded in broad daylight. Killed, though accurate is a mild word to apply to the defenseless child's demise.You would flinch if I described what really happened in that home. The perpetrator was an adult male and though several ...

City crew saved day

To the Journal editor:The staff and members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette express our sincere gratitude to the city workers of Marquette for their quick response and commitment in repairing the water main break on West Fair Avenue Christmas Eve.Words cannot begin to express our ...

Young pay more

Why do young people pay higher premiums for auto insurance than older people? Insurance companies have determined that young people are a higher risk in life than middle age and senior citizens. For example, "The highest rates among car insurance groups are those that are under the age of ...

Almost worth the loss

To the Journal editor:This is a comment on the beautiful letter written by Brad Stried in the Dec. 26 issue of The Mining Journal. We also lost a beloved pet - a her, not a him in this case - just before Christmas, and we were both teary-eyed upon reading it.We, and others who have had dogs, ...

Killing wolves for what?

To the Journal editor:A successful wolf hunter has, in effect, killed an intelligent and beautiful wild dog, that most likely just wanted to stay as far away from him as possible. Wolves taken in the hunt were never a threat. They were killed for simply being wolves. What's cool or even ...

Hail the Hematites

To the Journal editor:Congrats to the 2013 Ishpeming football team. Back to back! Remember in 1975? How about 1979? Again last year in 2012 and this year 2013. All Underdogs. Detroit Free Press said they couldn't win. All the hoopla I read about Detroit Loyola playing class A and B teams to ...

Shutdown hurt public

To the Journal editor:A recent letter claimed the recent government shutdown was a "reckless" GOP action and of course was placing politics above public safety. The my-way-or-the-highway attitude of President Obama was the reason for this shutdown. Obamacare was clearly viewed as destructive ...

Surpassing barriers

To the Journal editor:I just want to thank Zach Jay for his beautifully written story about the life and death of Sanaz Nezami. Little things like nationality and language did not prevent the dedicated nursing staff from connecting on a human level, locating and bringing her family to her ...

Defending Robertson

To the Journal editor:The purpose of my letter is to defend Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. I am not defending him for his opinions, but on the freedom of speech. The liberal media does not hesitate to harshly criticize people whose opinions go against their agenda. I have listened to people ...

Seniors had no place to go

To the Journal editors:On June 30 a senior residence in Negaunee- Woodland - closed its doors for good. The facility was owned by Bell Memorial Hospital of Ishpeming.When the facility opened 14 years before, Woodland was an assisted living facility. About one year before it closed, it became a ...

Jacobetti workers deserve credit

To the Journal editors:I have been a regular visitor of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans for last several years. Two years with my wife's father, Axel Johnson and the past nine years with my uncle, Jack Rousseau. I would like to comment on the care that these individuals and other veterans who ...

Wolves killed because of what they are

To the Journal editors:A successful wolf hunter has, in effect, killed an intelligent and beautiful wild dog, that most likely just wanted to stay as far away from him as possible. Wolves taken in the hunt were never a threat. They were killed for simply being wolves. What's cool or even ...

Ordinance in question

To the Journal editor:I attended last Monday night's city commission meeting, where a new ethics ordinance was passed into law. Commissioner Ryan voiced the sole dissenting vote against this ordinance at the Monday meeting. He was right to be concerned.Despite the best intentions of the ...

How do you know you’ve loved a dog?

To the Journal editor:When you make the commitment to welcome a dog into your life it's a deal with the Devil for a piece of your soul. But it's a wonderful deal and you accept because of the joy it brings. From the friskiness of the puppy, to the serenity of the senior dog, the enjoyment a ...

Nyquist a real inspiration for everyone

To the Journal editor:Sophie Nyquist. What an inspiration she should be for her peers, and everyone else as well. Not too long ago, she wrote an editorial expressing her views on the current priorities of many students in schools today. Unfortunately, these priorities involve a significant ...

Compassion cited

To the Journal editor:I have been a regular visitor of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette for last several years. Two years with my wife's father, Axel Johnson and the past nine years with my uncle, Jack Rousseau. I would like to comment on the care that these individuals and other ...

Roadway neglected?

To the Journal editor:What an unpleasant surprise I had Dec. 10. Imagine my displeasure when I drove from Sawyer International Airport to M-553.Kelly Johnson Memorial Drive was in the most absolute unsafe condition. It was literally an ice rink.How horrible would that be to greet international ...

Hijinks are cited

To the Journal editor:As Ben Franklin was leaving after the Constitutional Convention, someone asked, "What kind of government did you give us?" Franklin replied, "A democracy, if you can keep it." Already, you are thinking, "We don't have a democracy, we have a republic."A democracy is defined ...

Many do care

To the Journal editor:On Dec. 5 of this year an article titled, "Care about homeless" written by Julie Burch to the editor commented that no one cares and no one is willing to spend money on the homeless.My letter is to tell you that there are many who do care. There are volunteers in the ...

DHS in wrong

To the Journal editor:I have found out that DHS is discriminating against the disabled and other people who need food stamps.They cut the food stamps so low that you can't live on them and if you have kids, it is not going to feed any of you. DHS thinks it is funny that it can do this and ...