Letters To The Editor

Cancer Care fundraisers a success

To the Journal editor: Recently two local fundraisers were held for Cancer Care of Marquette County. The 18th annual ladies scramble was held at the Red Fox Golf Course and the 5th annual Jim Meske Memorial race at the Sands Speedway. Both events were a huge success and the proceeds ...

Rep isn’t doing her job

To the Journal editor: Why vote. Yes, why vote when our politicians can’t give us the time of day. About 10 years ago at a union meeting, a young man meets us at the door. He’s running for Congress. I tell him us sportsmen’s problem in Marquette County. Oh yes, he says, I’ll look ...

Bergman questioned

To the Journal editor: U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, should look at today’s Washington Post (Aug. 26). It published an op-ed piece by former U.S. attorney and current law professor, Joyce White Vance entitled “Yes, Manafort and Cohen are Guilty, but the Rule of Law is Still in ...

Line 5 too dangerous to continue

To the Journal editor: In (a recent) Mining Journal I read that Howard “Skip” Elliott, chief of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, said the agency believes Enbridge Line 5 is less likely to fail than another Enbridge line that spilled around 1 million gallons of oil ...

Always willing to help

To the Journal editor: I have come to a great reality, Marquette citizens and Yoopers in general are very great people. I am partially disabled and often need a cane to help me walk. I have found whenever I go to any store in the area, someone is trying to help me with the door or ...

Garden tour in city a great success

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the success of the 25th Annual Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate the gardeners who welcomed visitors to their beautiful gardens as well as the sturdy visitors who ...

Contributions to benefit appreciated

To the Journal editor: Ninety-six ladies showed up at the Red Fox Run Golf Course August 17 to play golf. They came to participate in the 18th annual golf outing to raise funds to support the volunteer organization known as Cancer Care of Marquette County. Luckily the weather cooperated ...

Art also displayed at 231 House of Muses

To the Journal editor: In the Aug. 24 article about the potential redevelopment of 231 W. Washington St., Marquette, it mentions that 231 House of Muses was an “alternative music venue.” Although that was its main function, it is also important not to forget the art exhibitions it ...

Driver recognized

To the Journal editor: I just wanted to tell you how great one of your drivers is, Mark Rogers who delivers in the Ishpeming area just called our office to let us know that one of the men he delivers to is home from a care facility and needs to have his meals started back up. Normally, when ...

Congressional oversight needed

To the Journal editor: The following may be considered an open letter to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. On July 13, the Justice Department announced the indictment of a dozen Russian military intelligence officers on charges that they hacked U.S. computers in an effort to disrupt the ...

Trump supporters should wake up

To the Journal editor: With all the recent controversy about the president and his followers ranting “fake news” at CNN, MSNBC, or other news organizations he doesn’t approve of, one wonders what is the definition of fake news. I remember election night 2016 when CNN and MSNBC, as ...

Letters to the Editor

All life matters To the Journal editor: The nearly universal realization that life has value is a relatively new concept in the course of human existence. Almost 160 years ago began the struggle for freedom from slavery for many Americans. The founding father’s thesis of inalienable ...

Letters to the editor

Give Trump a chance To the Journal editor: The letter of Aug. 22 criticizes those congress members who fail to confront President Trump. Hasn’t he been facing incessant resistance from the political left, not only now but from day one. When does he get any Democrat vote in ...

Bible is God’s word

To the Journal editor: In the July 29 Mining Journal, I read with interest Wally Tuccini’s rebuttal to my letter to the editor dated July 21. Apparently Wally does not believe that the Bible is “the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of God.” As proof, Wally claims that two penguins ...

Supports proposal

To the Journal editor: The Michigan Supreme Court case Citizens for Protecting Michigan’s Constitution vs. Secretary of State was decided July 31. At issue was whether a ballot question to amend the state constitution making a commission to draw district lines was too overreaching to be ...

Wright letter lauded

To the Journal editor: The Aug. 9 edition of The Mining Journal featured a letter to the editor written by Jesse Wright. Such an articulate missive as this is worthy of a world-class newspaper much less a small town daily like ours in Marquette. The thoughtful analysis presented by Mr. ...

Sale of Heartwood parcels ill advised

To the Journal editor: I’ve been out of town a few weeks and upon my return I am made seriously heartsick to learn of the sale of several strategic parcels of the Heartwood properties. As this (was) the weekend of the Ore to Shore Epic mountain bike race, this news was both stinging and ...

More info needed

To the Journal editor: This is a regional news item, from Petoskey on Aug. 1, reference to a mid-July incident: PELLSTON — Michigan state house Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) was recently detained at Pellston Regional Airport after TSA personnel discovered a loaded, unregistered handgun ...

What is truly ‘American?’

To the Journal editor: Standing during our national anthem is a custom, not a law. It is like baring/covering one’s head in church, or holding the door for someone. The First Amendment guarantees that it never will become a law. Those who condemn others for not standing violate the spirit ...

Beware of columnists, politicians

To the Journal editor: What prompts this letter are two versions of the same coin; one, an opinion by syndicated columnist Mark Shields in The Mining Journal and one by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on cable TV. Mr. Shields on an exploding deficit due to the Republican tax cut and Ms. Cortez on ...