Letters To The Editor

How do you know you’ve loved a dog?

To the Journal editor:When you make the commitment to welcome a dog into your life it's a deal with the Devil for a piece of your soul. But it's a wonderful deal and you accept because of the joy it brings. From the friskiness of the puppy, to the serenity of the senior dog, the enjoyment a ...

Nyquist a real inspiration for everyone

To the Journal editor:Sophie Nyquist. What an inspiration she should be for her peers, and everyone else as well. Not too long ago, she wrote an editorial expressing her views on the current priorities of many students in schools today. Unfortunately, these priorities involve a significant ...

Compassion cited

To the Journal editor:I have been a regular visitor of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette for last several years. Two years with my wife's father, Axel Johnson and the past nine years with my uncle, Jack Rousseau. I would like to comment on the care that these individuals and other ...

Roadway neglected?

To the Journal editor:What an unpleasant surprise I had Dec. 10. Imagine my displeasure when I drove from Sawyer International Airport to M-553.Kelly Johnson Memorial Drive was in the most absolute unsafe condition. It was literally an ice rink.How horrible would that be to greet international ...

Hijinks are cited

To the Journal editor:As Ben Franklin was leaving after the Constitutional Convention, someone asked, "What kind of government did you give us?" Franklin replied, "A democracy, if you can keep it." Already, you are thinking, "We don't have a democracy, we have a republic."A democracy is defined ...

Many do care

To the Journal editor:On Dec. 5 of this year an article titled, "Care about homeless" written by Julie Burch to the editor commented that no one cares and no one is willing to spend money on the homeless.My letter is to tell you that there are many who do care. There are volunteers in the ...

DHS in wrong

To the Journal editor:I have found out that DHS is discriminating against the disabled and other people who need food stamps.They cut the food stamps so low that you can't live on them and if you have kids, it is not going to feed any of you. DHS thinks it is funny that it can do this and ...

Secure future needed

To the Journal editors:As a former corrections officer, I watched the reckless shutdown of the federal government this fall with dismay.Republicans clearly put politics before public safety and the best interests of our country, and we cannot afford to let that happen again.U.S. Rep. Dan ...

Hematites backed

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club would like to congratulate the Ishpeming Hematite Varsity Football team and coaching staff on winning back to back MHSAA Division 7 state championships!We have another special group of young men on this team and we are so proud of ...

Mine challenged?

To the Journal editor:Thanks (to The Mining Journal) for publishing the Petosky comments on the abominable wolf-hunt.It is not the wolf which is at fault. Mr. Snyder, Creogh and Mason fail to answer my request for the "science" in the design of the hunt. It is best described by the lady as ...

Change needed

To the Journal editor:The recent water main break in Ishpeming (Ishpeming water main break leaves some residents without water, Nov. 22) should suggest a need to rethink the status quo.Change, including more competition with how the area's water systems are managed, must be put into place now ...

Beautiful music

To the Journal editor:This letter is in response to the Dec. 9 Mining Journal article regarding the Ishpeming Wesley United Methodist Church addressing church bell complaints of a local resident with the city council.I, like the person who is complaining about the volume and timing of the ...

Greatest man cited

To the Journal editor:Earlier this deer season, I returned to camp to learn that a friend had shot his buck. We would all be going to drag it out, though this would not be a typical drag.The deer was in a remote area, through a swamp and some very thick woods. No four wheelers or UTV. We ...

Defeated was giant

To the Journal editor:David reached into his bag and pulled out a rock and now the whole world knows that the stone he used to stop Goliath was Hematite.And much to the surprise of the giant, Ishpeming's bag wasn't empty the second time around and the world now knows what we've known for a long ...

Vinnies says thanks

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming and Marquette St. Vincent de Paul districts want to express their deep appreciation to the Super One Stores in Negaunee and Marquette for the very generous donations to each district's food pantry.Thank you to the customers who donated their winning cards to ...

Don’t cave in

To the Journal editor:In Negaunee for many years at noon, yhe Immanuel Lutheran Church played bells and everybody just loved them.I myself never heard a complaint. I guess the only reason they ceased is because of parts being defective or something on that order.Getting back to the bells in ...

Don’t cave in

To the Journal editor:In Negaunee for many years at noon, yhe Immanuel Lutheran Church played bells and everybody just loved them.I myself never heard a complaint. I guess the only reason they ceased is because of parts being defective or something on that order.Getting back to the bells in ...

Tradition started

To the Journal editor:Last year the Marquette Area Public Schools Foundation sponsored the first Holiday Homecoming for the graduates of the Marquette Area Schools.This was held in response to alumni of Marquette Senior High School, Graveraet, J. D. Pierce and Bishop Baraga expressing an ...

What He has done

To the Journal editor:I don't know what many people of any age think about this saying but then again I guess it doesn't really matter because he is returning and it doesn't really matter if a person believe it or not, he is coming again, I guess the question is are you ready for his ...

Carilli thanked

To the Journal editor:It is painful to witness the Detroit bankruptcy and the devastating affect it will have on public-sector retirees and those current employees working toward a promise that will be unfulfilled or severely cut.Who is to blame? Who cares? The pension plans (the promise) never ...