Letters To The Editor

Nurses deserve community’s support

To the Journal editor: I have been following the plight of the UPHS-Marquette nurses as they struggle to be treated fairly and equitably. Recently, a member of the nurses bargaining team was quoted as saying, “We’ve done everything in our power to talk this through.” Our country has ...

Letters to the Editor: Opposes NFL protests

To the Journal editor: I have been a Packer fan since the 1950s, living in Green Bay from 1961-1966 and had the pleasure of engaging in business with Vince Lombardi. I have remained a rabid fan ever since. But I am sickened by the un-American behavior on the sidelines. When it started, I ...

Letters to the Editor: Power to people

To the Journal editor: What has happened to this nation we live in? Could it be the lack of interest the citizens of this country have in our own welfare? We allowed our leaders to run rampant over our rights, our lives and our very freedom! In the beginning of our nation, our leaders felt ...

Letters to the Editor: Roundabout needed

To the Journal editor: With (Marquette’s) city government going gaga over roundabout building, may I suggest a location where one of these contraptions is actually severely needed for safety concerns? I’m referring to the intersection of East Washington Street and Lakeshore Boulevard, ...

Letters to the Editor: UPAWS thankful for community’s support

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s 12TH Annual “Strut Your Mutt” 2017 Charity Walk for Homeless Animals held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, was an immense success thanks to the incredible support from our caring and supportive ...

Letters to the Editor: Warrior Relief Fund benefit gives thanks

To the Journal editor: The members of the Warrior Relief Fund would like to thank everyone that helped us with our fundraiser, Warrior Relief Fund golf outing. We need to thank the people that participated in the golf outing, thank the hole sponsors for their donations, and thank the ...

Letters to the Editor: Cancer Care benefit had much support

To the Journal editor: Red Fox Run Tuesday Ladies League along with Red Fox Run Golf Course (Gwinn) hosted their 17th annual golf out on Aug. 18 to support Cancer Care of Marquette County. Some 96 women showed up despite a cooler and windy day. The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf and ...

Climate change must be fixed

To the Journal editor: For seven years I flew emergency medical helicopters. A bleeding trauma victim needs two things; the bleeding must be stopped and blood must be transfused into the body. Both MUST be done. Our body of civilization has many climate wounds. They have names like ...

Disagrees with call for part-time Legislature

To the Journal editor: Part-time Legislature means a better form of government — Brian Calley, lieutenant governor of the state of Michigan. I respectfully disagree with the lieutenant governor. We need full-time lawmakers to assure that all branches of government do not assume excessive ...

Letters to the Editor: Thank you for 2017 Free the Music Fest

To the Journal editor: Before summer is over, I would like to remember a favorite event at Lakenenland Sculpture Park. The Free the Music Fest was back this year in style with a big thanks to those responsible for making it happen. Of course without the Lakenens, the festival wouldn’t even ...

Stop the bleeding

To the Journal editor: For seven years, I flew emergency medical helicopters. A bleeding trauma victim needs two things; the bleeding must be stopped and blood must be transfused into the body. Both MUST be done. Our body of civilization has many climate wounds. They have names like ...

Letters to the Editor: Recent weather calls for action

To the Journal Editor: The recent torrential rains and flooding in Texas associated with tropical storm Harvey highlight another threat posed by the warming associated with the build-up of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere and why urgent action to reduce these ...

Letters to the Editor: Beauty and peace at Park Cemetery

To the Journal editor: I’m writing this letter in regards to how well the city keeps the Park Cemetery looking beautiful. Paul Albert and his workers do a very good job maintaining the large area at the cemetery. I see many people walking and sitting on the benches that are all around ...

Letters to the Editor: Community makes educator proud

To the Journal editor: I moved to Marquette County last November to start a new position at the Marquette County Health Department working in suicide prevention. In the nine months that I have been in this position, I have worked in numerous communities across the Upper Peninsula that are ...

Letters to the Editor

Controversial talk about some statues ‘bugs’ reader To the Journal Editor: At this time of controversy over the political appropriateness of certain statues, I thought it was a good time to switch to something less controversial and describe a large statue of a bug! It’s located in ...

Letters to the Editor: GLRC supporters thanked

To the Journal Editor: On behalf of Great Lakes Recovery Centers, we would like to sincerely thank all the generous sponsors, donors and participants in the 10th annual GLRC Run/Walk for Recovery. This year’s event highlighted more than ever the need for expanded prevention and treatment ...

Letters to the Editor

Better research needed To the Journal editor: I just read in your Aug. 22 newspaper article from Will Weissert titled “Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is.” Now he brought up about Charlottesville, Va., and the backlash against those statues that represented the ...

First annual Harvest Festival went well

To the Journal editor: The first annual Partridge Creek Farm Harvest Festival went exceedingly well despite torrential rains all day on the day of the event. The Riders from RAD tour rode, the farmers and vendors set up shop, the chefs built beautiful creations with local meats and ...

Letters to the Editor: Showing support for nurses

To the Journal Editor: I am writing in response to the recent Mining Journal article “UPHS-Marquette nurses filing report with state.” I am so thankful to these nurses in Marquette for standing up for patient safety. Nurses are the frontline in patient care and taking care of our ...

Letters to the Editor: Trump’s comments on Charlottesville unacceptable

To the Journal editor: Donald Trump has repeatedly made absurd, irresponsible, and unacceptable comments and actions during the campaign for president and while president. His actions and statements in regards to Charlottsville, Virginia, has gone too far, even for him. To say that there ...