Letters To The Editor

Geek Squad heroes

To the Journal editor: While vacationing this past month, some pseudo computer expert said I should change my password and my Apple I.D. Ready for this? Yours truly listened to this yum yum. So when I get home, seems like everything was screwed up. The more I dabbled, the closer I came to ...

More info needed

To the Journal editor: I support both UP Health System and the nurses. How can anyone not support the nurses? It appears to me on both sides are attempting to win community support to strengthen their bargaining positions. These are the issues that I’d like to know about: 1. Pay ...

Literacy shared

To the Journal editor: On behalf of the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan, thank you to everyone who joined us for the recent fundraiser, Literacy Lives, at the Barrel + Beam in Marquette Township. The board and planning group were so pleased to share with you the literacy-related projects ...

Letters to the Editor

‘Annie’ brought house down To the Journal editor: For anyone who missed the Negaunee High School musical production recently, that’s too bad. You missed one of the finest performances by an outstanding group of highly talented young people. Competition requires that someone be a ...

New funds needed for national parks

To the Journal editor: Every year, Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. On April 21-29, our country celebrates National Park Week, and ...

Rotary thankful for community support

To the Journal editor: A common definition of what makes a community may be a group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in a particular geographical location or setting. Community cohesion by joint ...

Letters to the editor

Ask God for help To the Journal editor: To attempt to adjust the global thermostat is a monumental task never before considered by man. In my opinion, it is doomed to fail! Global temperatures are cyclical as they go up for a period of time and then go down for a time. If after enormous ...

Support for Goofus’s family overwhelming

To the Journal editor: The family of Alan “Goofus” Ammesmaki would like to thank the entire community for the overwhelming ourtpour of support shown after Al's recent and unexpected passing. The coverage from the local media; The Mining Journal and TV-6 was really amazing and appreciated. ...

Support a public shooting range

To the Journal editor: At 6:30 p.m. on May 1, Sands Township will have a special meeting to consider the approval of a public state-of-the-art shooting range that would be owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. State funding of up to $1 million is already secured. ...

Miners supported

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to head coach Dan Waterman, team manager Kyle Waterman and the Negaunee High School Miners varsity boys basketball team on a great season. Great job to five seniors, Luke Mattson, Luke Skewis, Travis Nelson, Jacob Ennett and Jake Hill. Let’s go ...

Hard question posed

To the Journal editor: President Trump has recently fired or accepted the resignation of many of his inside circle, and they are being replaced with individuals who are less likely to put the brakes on his impulsive tendencies. Mr. Trump has also gone beyond his general characterization ...

National Day of Prayer coming up

To the Journal editor: First Presbyterian Church of Marquette is inviting all people to pray for America on May 3, the National Day of Prayer. We will be praying for unity of thought and wisdom for our government leaders. Church services at 120 N. Front St., Marquette, are 11-noon and ...

Negativity impacting everything

To the Journal editor: I respect your right as owners of a paper to print what you want in your paper. I also greatly respect the First Amendment right of free speech. Of course, these rights also come with responsibilities, as does any constitutional right. One thing I believe all ...

Trip made possible with assistance

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Senior High School Figure Skating team would like to thank the following sponsors that helped with travel expenses to the Michigan High School Figure Skating State Championships in Bay City, Michigan, on March 3 and 4, 2018. The team was crowned Michigan ...

Marquette committee seeks assistance

To the Journal editor: 2018 is a milestone year for the Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc. We turn 40! On July 15 we will be celebrating our collaborative effort with the city of Marquette, the DNR trust fund, the Iron Ore Heritage Trail Network, the DDA and others to ...

Where is our moral compass pointing?

To the Journal editor: Guns are neither safe nor unsafe by themselves. When gun owners learn and practice responsible gun ownership, guns are safe. Is the USA morally adrift? Do we not have a clear sense of how to ground our identities and actions to ultimate values? Is our moral compass so ...

Replace Line 5

To the Journal editor: I don’t know if people who don’t live in one of the Great Lakes states can even imagine the love we feel for our beautiful waters, and in Michigan particularly our deep affection for the Straits and the Mackinac Bridge. Because of its very northern and some would ...

Guns stop violence

To the Journal editor: Sandy Hook was a great tragedy. I only wish that one of the teachers had access to a shotgun. There may have been a different outcome. The country of Israel has not had a school shooting in over 40 years. Why not? It is because they have guns in their schools. It ...

Dancing with CCI

To the Journal editor: Although I am for reopening of the Empire Mine, I had a very good laugh at the April 7 front page headline story which I like to rename as “DELIVERING THE MASSAGE.” In deciding between reopening the Empire here or opening a new mine in Nashwauk Minnesota, Mr. ...

Memorial to Goofus

To the Journal editor: Somewhere in heaven they are playing the Northern Michigan University fight song for Goofus. Go Cats go!