Letters To The Editor

Poppy Days a success

To the Journal editor: We had a great year for our Poppy Days. A big thank you goes out to our dedicated volunteers and to the generous public. Thanks to Wal-Mart, Super One, Taydych’s Econo Foods, Shopko and Gander Outdoors for allowing our volunteers to distribute poppies at their ...

Honesty applauded

To the Journal editor: Wow. I am blown away and have heaps of gratitude for the unknown young man who found several gift certificates, bank statements, and a large amount of cash of mine at Wal-Mart in Marquette on June 15 and took them to the service desk. I didn’t realize they had ...

D.C. swamp still in need of draining

To the Journal editor: The swamp has become a frequently used misnomer for our nation’s capital. Ethically challenged elected officials, party hacks and fake news sources use the term to demean the American government. This practice is almost assuredly a result of the toxic partisanship ...

Group is thankful

To the Journal editor: Cancer Care of Marquette County and our cancer patients want to thank The Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake for choosing us as one of their charities supported by their weekly Bike Night. Cosponsors of the event were Larry’s Family Foods, U. P. Cruising, and KI ...

Standing with Trump

To the Journal editor: I stand with President Trump in his law and order policies, especially when it comes to immigration. When someone comes onto your property uninvited, you call the police to get them off your property ... right? Do you keep your doors open and gates to your ...

Isle Royale wolf decision missed mark

To the Journal editor: I read with interest your editiorial of June 11 entitled, “Park Service made the right decision on the Isle Royale wolves case.” Did Al Gore write this? Climate change shrinking Lake Superior’s ice cover. Really? There is only one reason for “projects” such ...

GOP has changed

To the Journal editor: As the 2018 national election season is now upon us, I want to try to inform as many of my fellow Americans as possible about how the 2018 national Republican Party is different from the one that I grew up knowing in the 1950s and 1960s. The major difference is that ...

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s not the one To the Journal editor: This nation is and has been in trouble for a long time, probably since its founding days and is not getting any better. This electoral college elected President Trump acts as if he has carte blanche to do as he pleases against the wishes and ...

Letters to the editor

New bus route appreciated To the Journal editor: Marq-Tran’s new Shopper Shuttle and Trowbridge route includes GFS, Lowes and Meijer. One of the buses is there each half hour, which is very convenient for everyone. Now, if you take the shuttle to the Westwood Mall, you only have a ...

Fathers Day thoughts

To the Journal editor: It’s my 80th Fathers Day and it would be all too easy to be drawn into thinking that life is almost over and there is little of significance remaining for one to do at this stage in life. Not true. There is something of God in all of us and our number one task is to ...

MSHS commencement an amazing experience

To the Journal editor: Hats off to Marquette Senior High School commencement! At first, I feared being turned away but the gym comfortably accommodated all attendees. The MSHS band under the Director Dr. Matthew Ludwig was “superb.” The graduating chorale group directed by Janet ...

Event was success

To the Journal editor: The second annual Pathways Community Mental Health Walk-a-Mile-in-My-Shoes rally was held at the Marquette Commons on May 24. In spite of the intense rain that fell just as the rally was beginning, this anti-stigma rally was attended by approximately 300 people, with ...

Cherish trails

To the Journal editor: The South Trails of Marquette are under threat of development. This acclaimed trail system is highly valued by residents and visitors and is the reason many of us live here. The city of Marquette is soliciting development proposals for five parcels of the Heartwood ...

Walk will help support project

To the Journal editor: The loss of a pet can be heartbreaking. Sometimes as heart-breaking as losing a loved one or even more. Many wish they had a way to honor and remember that relationship. We are planning a 1.5 mile walk on Sunday, June 24 to honor people’s beloved pets and loved ones ...

GOP assaulting workers, families

To the Journal editor: Another attack on hard-working families is on the horizon. This time, the Republican controlled legislature is going after the wages of our construction workers by repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. Enacted in the 1960s, Michigan’s prevailing wage law ...

God is good!

To the Journal editor: My Prayers Say It All. (If that’s not enough, what is?) “The effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much!” Part B of the sixteenth Verse in the fifth Chapter of James, KJV of the Holy Bible. Part A reads: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one ...

Hate is waste of time, energy

To the Journal editor: The highest evolved species on this beautiful planet is the only one that hates its own kind with a passion. Almost daily there are more websites, talk radio and TV shows devoted to the big business of sowing “hate.” Hate of this, that and the other is becoming ...

Torture does not work

To the Journal editor: Re: “Torture works” letter ... in The Mining Journal on May 22. Surprised that (the letter writer) learned about “torture” in U.S. Air Force training. One does not gain useful information from torture. Case in point: FBI interrogation gleaned a wealth of ...

Grateful for care

To the Journal editor: As young adults, the decisions preparing for life and a job can be daunting. We do not all choose wisely or even have the option regarding choice. Sometimes we just get lucky. I was a lucky one. Taking college courses to prepare for teaching speech and drama on a ...

Help for veterans available locally

To the Journal editor: I strongly suggest that veterans in Gwinn and all veterans go to a Marquette County service officer for help with the VA. I receive medications from VA for a co-pay, very reasonable. Do your homework! It’s not the fault of Jack (Bergman). Stephen Olsen Negaunee