Letters To The Editor

Lakenen thanked

To the Journal editor: We would like to thank Tom Lakenen for the use of Lakenenland for a reunion we had. The nearly 100 people that attended thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and the great work of art. Lakenenland is a true asset of the Upper Peninsula. Thanks Tom for sharing ...

Young people must vote in election

To the Journal editor: Despite overwhelming agreement among climate scientists that humans are causing global warming, the Trump administration refuses to accept that fact. Instead it proposes rolling back restrictions on carbon pollution from cars and coal-fired plants. And according to a ...

God debated

To the Journal editor: Wow, Mr. Richard P. Lehto says he serves an awesome god, the same one which committed the murder of Noah’s contemporaries! I find that appalling. In my opinion, there is no god. A real, just and loving god would not have allowed genocide against the Native ...

No city funds to be used for trail project

To the Journal editor: One thing that was not made clear on the questionnaire sent to city residents is that no taxpayer money will be used for a multi-use trail along the Northwestern grade near the ski hill on Marquette County Road 553. All funding will come from Michigan Department of ...

Letters to the Editor

NTN working with township To the Jounal editor: I am writing in response to your “Where we stand” editorial published Sept. 8, “NTN trail extension plan has merit but there are concerns.” The implication given there, and suggested by Marquette Township Supervisor Lyn Durant ...

Campaign financing revisions needed

To the Journal editor: The state of Michigan is certainly resilient. After numerous economic downturns we always make a comeback, especially when the playing field is level. The state of Michigan is also somewhat unique. We, the voters in Michigan, have the rare opportunity to amend our state ...

Hopeful that loss was simple mistake

To the Journal editor: To the man who took two boards of jewelry from my garage sale, in Harvey, on Saturday, plus $80 in change for the $100 bill you were supposed to give me, I hope it was an honest mistake. I know it was very careless of me to give you change before receiving your money, ...

Letters to the editor

Always honor the flag To the Journal editor: I served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force and I am very proud to be able to salute our flag during the playing of the National Anthem. It bothers me greatly that a bunch of wealthy athletes disrespect the very country that allowed them to ...

Bible is a guide

To the Journal editor: Richard P. Lehto, the Bible is full for useful information but because it doesn’t say Adam picked his nose and passed gas, don’t think it cannot happen. An open mind would accept evolution as man’s explanation of the workings of God. The Bible is a simplified ...

Silver Creek block party a success

To the Journal editor: Silver Creek Church has had the pleasure of hosting the Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party for over a dozen years now. Each year we are amazed at the turnout and overwhelmed by the support of the wonderful community we live in. This year did not disappoint! Because ...

Post-9/11 cycle of cynicism

Remember. Forget. Repeat. For 17 years, America has engaged in a collective ritual every Sept. 11: Hang flags, light candles, bow heads and make vows to “Never forget.” Then, every Sept. 12, it’s back to business as usual: See something, do nothing. Did you remember that five of the ...

Protect our children

To the Journal editor: UP #1 Yooper Drug Babies — this was reported back in May 2018 Detroit News several pages worth. I always believe we don’t protect children. They seem to be expendable. We should make this child abuse and not give these innocent babies back to so-called parents. Ya ...

Will common sense prevail in the end?

To the Journal editor: I am writing in regard to the closing of the prison in the Upper Peninsula. They say the prison population is down. That’s good! But the jail population has increased! Instead of spending hundreds of thousands expanding the jails, how about making the already there ...

Painting festival a great success

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival, we would like to thank the following sponsors who made this year’s event possible. The include Michigan Realtors/MI Great Places, Inc.; Travel Marquette; Lake Superior Art Association; Ben Franklin Store; ...

Classic Cars was resounding success

To the Mining Journal editor: To the Marquette Community — On behalf of Women’s Center clients, staff and board of directors, I want to thank the more than 75 businesses and individuals who came together to support the second annual Classic Cars on Third Street in memory of Jessica ...

Relief fund thanked

To the Journal editor: As of late, my family and I had to relocate to a new residence ... I would like to thank the members of the Warrior Relief Fund, American Legion Post 349, for their relief assistance during my quest to overcome distress and financial difficulty. I am very ...

Trump not nation’s CEO

To the Journal editor: In response to Mr. Ruhinens comments in The Mining Journal on President Donald Trump on Aug. 25, I would like to make several points. I do not see President Trump as a protector of our democracy. He constantly attacks the press and new media, which are the backbone of ...

Chocolay no place for short-term rentals

To the Journal editor: Citizens of Chocolay Township, in spite of a petition in which 87 percent of respondents signed that they did not want short-term home rentals (less than 30 days) in their residential waterfront district, the board and Planning Commission chose to proceed to allow ...

UPAWS gives thanks

To the Journal editor: The ninth annual Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter rummage sale was a great success due to the generosity and support of our community. The fundraiser for the shelter animals was held in June and July, and assisted by many helping hands. A big thank you to ...

Respect appreciated

To the Journal editor: A week or so ago, my wife and I were having lunch at Hudsons. Two young gentlemen came to our table and thanked me for my service. They said both of their grandfathers had served in the military and told us our lunch was paid for. We thanked them both so very much. We ...