Letters To The Editor

Group effort Group effort cited

To the Journal editor:A special thank you goes out to both the Gwinn Lions Club and Gwinn Cub Scout Pack 3333 and their parents.Both groups teamed up on Saturday, Feb. 15 to man the morning crossing of the Jack Pine 30 Dog Sled Crossing at South Gate and M-553 in Gwinn.The group did a great job ...

Cause supported

To the Journal editor:Folks from across the county packed the Ore Dock's community space last week for The Marquette Love Show, a huge event with dancers, bands, singers, artisans and more.We at Save the Wild U.P. are deeply honored to be the recipients of over $800 raised from the event. To ...

Taking on cancer

To the Journal editor:Team Poop On Cancer would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement of our fundraising efforts for the Marquette General Hospital Wig Salon.Our team rocked the Outhouse Classic this past weekend, offering pink cupcakes for donations, as well as offering an ...

Bill is common sense

To the Journal editor:Recently, after nearly three years of tough negotiations, the Agricultural Act of 2014 - also known as the farm bill - became a reality. This is a common-sense law that has Michigan stamped on every page.U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, Michigan's only member of ...

Treat customer well

To the Journal editor:Over the last six months or so, my family has eaten out at different fast food restaurants in Marquette County, what we have experienced is amazing.More often then not, the order is wrong in some manner. Each time I call, they apologize and give something free in return. ...

Awaiting KBIC

To the Journal editor:So on my way home from breakfast (on a recent) Sunday morning, I noticed that gas at my local station was $3.26 per gallon. So I thought I would come back and put some in my plow truck.When I arrived within the hour it was $3.54 and the station up the road was $3.64. Now, ...

Campaign needs help

To the Journal editor:The United Way of Marquette County is asking for everyone's help in order to reach this year's goal of $425,000. The United Way is currently at 85 percent of its goal. One of the reasons for this decrease over the same time last year is due to significant reduction of ...

Thanks, officials!

To the Journal editor:I think most people are getting tired of the extreme cold weather might even break the record of 70 or 80 days not above 32 degrees. Anyway I had my water lines freeze a few days ago.And many more reports of frozen water lines all over the city. After two days, I got my ...

Center closure wrong

To the Journal editor:We are the parents of a 47 year old developmentally disabled adult with seizures. He has always lived at home. We hope he can live with us as long as possible. However, with the closing of the activity center it has turned his world upside down, and also ours. He loved ...

Congrats added

To the Journal editor:I, too, would like to offer my congratulations to Joseph King, who has been our newspaper carrier for the last three years.The paper is always on time no matter what the weather and Joseph always has a friendly greeting for everyone.He is a joy and I'm happy he got this ...

Suppport welcomed

To the Journal editor:Thanks to all involved from the race organization, sponsors, veterinarians and volunteers for helping put on the Midnight Run. We loved being able to finish in Marquette this year. We throughly enjoyed having the layover in Chatham.Sarah Kimball did a great job overseeing ...

Arts effort cited

To the Journal editor:Thanks to The Mining Journal for its recent coverage in both news stories and editorial comment about The100DayProject.We appreciate the support from businesses, organizations and individuals who have embraced the vision that arts and culture play an important part in a ...

Reason, logic needed

To the Journal editor:This letter is in response to a recent lawsuit filed by a coalition of groups including Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, asking a federal judge to rule that Michigan's requirement that petition circulators be Michigan residents is an unconstitutional restriction on First ...

Stick to facts

To the Journal editor:I would like to sincerely congratulate Gail Griffith on her receipt of SWUP's Fred Rydholm Sisu Award. That's outstanding. Few causes are so important as protecting the environment we all share. But it is at this point that I part company on the best way to accomplish ...

Re-evaluate hunt

To the Journal editor:If the thousands of deer hunters in the Upper Peninsula gun season this year only brought home half as many deer as were predicted, how would the situation be evaluated?Unless there were extremely difficult circumstances, like continuously blinding snowstorms every day, we ...

Wolf hunt unjustified

To the Journal editor:Last week Adam Bump of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources claimed 17 of the 23 wolves killed during last fall's wolf hunt happened in places within known territories of packs repeatedly attacking livestock or pets and exhibiting fearless behavior around people. ...

City crew lauded

To the Journal Editor:As all too frequently happens, those who deserve public thanks never receive them. I'm writing today to make sure that does not happen in my case.We've all heard and read about how the prolonged "polar vortex" (what we in the Upper Peninsula refer to as a pleasant winter ...

Fat vs. thin cats

To the Journal editor:Many fellow Americans are hungry, homeless, desperate, but they're deemed selfish for turning to meager governmental aid as a last resort.Their work has been outsourced overseas, their savings were decimated by financial gamblers, and part-time substitute employment for an ...

Take Sawyer off table

To the Journal editor:In my wildest imagination I cannot believe K.I. Sawyer is being considered as a site for the new hospital and medical center.Come on people! We senior citizens cannot always bother a relative, friend or neighbor to drive us out there, especially in the winter. I don't use ...

Spell out name

To the Journal editor:I enjoyed the Chamber Chat column authored by Ashley Geist in Monday's Mining Journal. It's heartening to see local students benefiting from an education at a local university which has prepared them to launch a career in the Upper Peninsula.However, as a career news ...