Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor: Book a great read

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee Miners high school basketball team in 1957 went into the districts with a 11-5 record. An average season to say the least but the team was inexperienced and lacked a big man. Ishpeming, which had a good team, was their downfall. They lost to them twice ...

Letters to the Editor: Improved driver education needed

To the Journal editor: What is it that so many people don’t understand about driving in the left lane on a four-lane road? There weren’t too many four-lane roads around the Upper Peninsula when I went through drivers training about 55 years ago, but even back then we were taught that it ...

Letters to the editor: Likes lidded containers

To the Journal editor: With regard to the choices concerning garbage and recyclables pick up, I think the strongest argument for the lidded containers is that when you put out the plastic bags within minutes the ravens are poking holes and dragging out garbage onto the streets. It’s ...

Letters to the Editor

Keep trout streams confidential To the Journal editor: John Voelker must be spinning in his grave. The legendary stalker of native brook trout is surely looking down from his heavenly Frenchman’s Pond with incredulity at this latest attack on the speckled beauties and their environs that ...

Letters to the Editor: Edit hit nail on head

To the Journal editor: My husband and I were grateful to read The Mining Journal editorial on July 5 suggesting that the president of the United States should rise above cyberbullying. I believe it was Thoreau who reminded us, “The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he ...

Letters to the Editor

Photo package was inappropriate To the Journal editor: I was both surprised and disappointed when I saw the photos on a large section of the front page of The Mining Journal (July 8, 2017) showing kids diving/swimming from the bulkhead at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Since I ...

Letters to the Editor: Health care plan advanced

To the Journal editor: Many believe buying insurance is preventive. It isn’t. Insurance is a financial instrument designed to prevent catastrophic financial loss. Car insurance does not prevent automobile accidents. We pool our money with other car owners to buy insurance hoping we never ...

Letters to the Editor: Bergman thanked for Soo Locks measure

To the Journal editor: I’m writing today to thank U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, for introducing the Soo Locks Modernization Act. No significant improvements have been made to this system in 50 years, and I am glad to see Rep. Bergman agrees that this is unacceptable. Rep. ...

President Trump’s vision ambitious, encompassing

“Where there is no vision, the people perish ...” — (Proverbs 29:18) In 1987 when he was contemplating a run for president, Vice President George H.W. Bush was criticized for his inability to articulate an agenda for the country. A friend suggested he spend a weekend alone at Camp ...

Letters to the Editor: Fear/rage messaging must stop now

To the Journal editor: Those helping battered women know “grooming.” It's a way of disarming another by slowly eroding their natural defenses. The process starts by stroking the women's confidence. After gaining trust, abusive elements are added. When she gets upset, she is soothed and ...

Good Jobs good for all of Michigan

To the Journal editor: Natural wonders. Family communities. Strong talent and unprecedented work ethic. Outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. All of these make Upper Peninsula spots like our beloved Marquette and surrounding region attractive to relocate or open a new business as well ...

A prayer for the nation

To the Journal editor: On this anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, our beloved nation is beset with many travails, domestically and around the globe. In 1776 the founders sought the protection of Divine Providence as they pledged their "lives, liberty and sacred honor.” At this ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor: I just want to thank Tyler Leightner and Ashleigh Rogers, our Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter Upper Peninsula ambassador and advocate serving with both U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, and U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. The two of ...

Letters to the editor: Ishpeming millage is supported

Ishpeming millage is supported To the Journal editor: Recently, a group of us had a tour of the Ishpeming Fire Hall by Fire Chief Ed Anderson: the garage and trucks and equipment. It was the first time I’ve ever looked down Pearl Street from the second floor windows or viewed the many ...

Letters to the Editor

Senate health care bill leaves much to be desired To the Journal editor: Republican senators released their version of the House’s repeal and replace of Obama Care on June 22nd, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. From the perspective of the National Association of Elder Law ...

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Quiet always better To the Journal editor: Please, this July 4, include this appeal to all Americans to respect our vets that have been in combat who now have post-traumatic stress disorder. Let’s “stop the terror-strickening noise” (setting off fireworks in our streets) and ...

Letters to the Editor: TickPick CEO thanks new Yooper friends

To the Journal editor: I want to express my thanks to my new Yooper friends for the warm reception I received on Tuesday, June 20, at Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette. Admittedly, I was a little anxious about what to expect after TickPick’s mishandling of an inquiry regarding the omission ...

Letters to the Editor: Editorial missed mark

To the Journal editor: The Mining Journal’s June 20 editorial, “Change in age to purchase tobacco is very bad idea” indicates to me your editorial board’s thinking is absurd rather than the reasoning behind the proposed increase in the minimum age to buy tobacco products. As your ...

Letters to the Editor

Trust in God to help you find way To the Journal editor: Recently I have heard on the news and also in newspapers about the increased use of pain pills and then mixed with alcohol or other drugs can be deadly. Those who are driving while using is also a bigger problem. Hopefully we, as a ...

Letters to the Editor

Respect Trump, flag To the Journal editor: No doubt, I am a dinosaur as I am elderly with an opinion. At 2 years of age, did you get your way when you fussed and hollered? I would guess not. So how about discussion instead. The media and newspapers seem to give us one side only. And a ...