Letters To The Editor

Following the Lord best advice

To the Journal editor: Here were are, out of the month of March, with so much bad news. The shooting in Florida, a lot of extreme weather around the country, and some have lost loved ones. Also recent suicide victims who were quite young. And the passing of Phil Niemisto. Hopefully there ...

Women stuck in red

To the Journal editor: Imagine two average U.S. workers, working the same job. They work all the way through to Dec. 31, 2017, then consider their paychecks for the year. Because they’re average, they probably wish those paychecks were higher. The man sighs and gets ready to earn his 2018 ...

Not for the birds

To the Journal editor: The U.S. is the world leader in oil and gas production, and our energy exports have grown from 380 million barrels in 2000 to 1.9 billion barrels in 2016. Yet, the U.S. House of Representatives is heading toward passing H.R. 45239, the Secure American Energy Act. This ...

Reforms needed in nation’s gun control

To the Journal Editor: I’ve owned 12 guns, including semi-auto pistols and rifles designed for military and police use. Guns are interesting and fun, but I had a dog who didn’t like the sound, so I stopped shooting near home and camp. I considered joining a club, but required NRA ...

Handler class offered in Marquette

To the Journal editor: SuperiorLand Pet Partners would like to sincerely thank Pattie Anderson and the Holiday Inn in Marquette for hosting our Feb. 24 handler class. SLPP’s normal classroom was not available for this first-step class for new pet therapy handlers. The Holiday Inn ...

Gun confiscation not goal of anyone

To the Journal editor: The Second Amendment states that “a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to bear arms, shall not be infringed.” There was no connection between the Second Amendment and gun control until the NRA and ...

Dog Dayz supported

To the Journal editor: The Lake Superior Art Association recently had its inaugural Dog Dayz of Winter Youth Art Exhibition, held at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center during the Upper Peninsula 200 weekend. All of the elementary grade schoolchildren in Marquette County were invited to ...

Slagle worked a distinguished career

To the Journal editor: April 1 culminates a career of service by Brad Slagle to the state of Michigan, the majority of which was spent serving veterans. After 11 years with the Department of Corrections, Brad came to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans as the Business Manager, and later became ...

Supporting Alholm

To the Journal editor: To Alger Delta members in the Harvey/Deerton District, in a few days, you will be electing your Alger Delta board director for the next 3-year term. Karen Alholm, the current director, is seeking re-election. Karen has shown sound decision-making skills, knowledge of ...

Being proactive

To the Journal editor: I would like to make reference to a statement made at the Negaunee School Board meeting on Feb. 19 during public comment. The comment made, was that the school should be proactive rather than reactive. The staff in Negaunee schools have been involved in anti-bullying ...

Many supported pancake breakfast

To the Journal editor: Again this year our community saw the Lions Club motto, “We Serve” put into action when the Marquette Lions served over 200 pancake breakfast meals to hungry folks March 18. The annual Lions Club fundraiser donates 100 percent of the proceeds to a different ...

An open letter to Jack Bergman

To the Journal editor: I applaud your many efforts on behalf of the preservation of Lake Superior’s health, the economic benefits of a new lock, and your evident concern for our veterans. But these efforts ignore the elephant in the room. As the events of this past weekend make inarguably ...

Gerrymandering bad for democracy

To the Journal editor: To gerrymander is “to achieve (a result) by manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency.” Gerrymandering may or may not be legal depending on why it is done. Both parties have done it. (I believe) today’s Republican party has taken gerrymandering to ...

Supporting Whitmer

To the Journal editor: I’ve been following the Michigan governor’s race closely, and there’s a clear frontrunner. Gretchen Whitmer is the only candidate with the skills and understanding to go into the governor’s office on day one and get things done. Whitmer has been fighting for ...

Congratulations Negaunee Miners

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Brandon Sager and assistant coach Rick Williams and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity girls basketball team on a great season. Great job to seven seniors: Clara Johnson, Megan Syrjala, Jenna Sager, Ielee Shiroda, Allyson Jacobson, ...

Letters to the Editor

Waste contract should be revisited To the Journal editor: Just a thought from a concerned lifelong Marquette resident. How about informing Waste Management that when a contract was agreed upon, that glass was included in recyclables. And either they honor the previously agreed upon ...

Price of freedom

To the Journal editor: The price of freedom? The innocent run in fear with their hands held high. Victims smile at us from TV screens. The anguished cry out “Why?” Survivors struggle to endure. The guilty say that is the price of freedom and only more of the same will protect us. ...

Letters to the editor

Much to be aware of To the Journal editor: The increased sunlight, seed catalogues and resetting of our clock: harbingers of spring’s arrival. These remind of us renewal and emergence of growth. Annual celebrations, events, holy days and holidays are our shared ancestral celebrations of ...

Poop on Cancer thanks supporters

To the Journal editor: Team Poop on Cancer would like to say thank you for the community support of our fundraising efforts for the Hospitality House of Upper Peninsula Wig Salon at UPHS! This year, we raised over $1,500 which will provide new wigs and other head coverings to cancer patients ...

Assault rifles not needed for hunting

To the Journal editor: Assault rifles are used by the military and SWAT teams of the police departments. They are not needed to shoot a deer, or a pheasant, or a rabbit or a turkey. So my question of the day is, why are assault rifles sold to the lay public?