Letters To The Editor

Mind our own biz

To the Journal editor:I was all prepared to write a letter about why I think President Obama will go down as one of the best Presidents in U.S. history based on what he had to work with. I am currently listening to the House (Speaker) Rep. John Boehner and feel this is more important.First I ...

Church missed mark

To the Journal editor:Recent events at St. Michael's Catholic Church in?Marquette shows how small minded the church is here.Bobby Glenn Brown should not have been removed from his positions and or barred from participation in the services.A house of worship should be open to everyone and all ...

Brown wronged

To the Journal editor:As a lifelong Catholic and member of the Marquette diocese, I have three very simple things to say.The diocese's treatment of Bobby Glenn Brown is wrong. The greater church's position on gay marriage is wrong.The golden rule is right and absolutely applies in this case, ...

It’s not me

To the Journal editor:I don't know if a letter to the editor is the appropriate approach, but I am hoping to use to The Mining Journal to help me with a problem.Apparently my telephone number (475-4315) is being used to "spoof" people in this area and I'd like to make it stop.I just received a ...

Pontoon appreciated

To the Journal editor:The Lake Bancroft Committee would like to express its deep appreciation to Bernie Senski of Champion for his kind donation of a pontoon boat.We will use the pontoon as a platform for the pump we will move across the lake this summer during our water quality remediation ...

Backing Land

To the Journal editor:"My number one priority is Michigan jobs and that's what I'm going to fight for," said Terri Lynn Land while visiting Compatico, an office furniture manufacturer in Grand Rapids.When elected to the U.S. Senate, Terri Lynn Land, a business owner herself, will push for ...

Time for peace

To the Journal editor:The deterioration of the situation in Iraq, resurgence of Bashar al-Assad and Egyptian army's ouster of their democratically-elected President make it hard to believe the "Arab Spring" will flourish. The Iraq war only helped corporations, not the Iraqi people.Rand Paul ...

Attention St. Mikes

To the Journal editor:During my family's years at St. Michael's Church, we were always told the "Church" is the people. If that is the truth, has Bishop Doerfler and Father Van Damme spoken for the parishioners regarding the exclusion and shunning of Mr. Brown?Is it possible that St. Michaels ...

Costs too much

To the Journal editor:It would be nice if (The Mining Journal) had a reasonable price for your digital version of the paper for those of us who live out of state.By my calculations, it is cheaper for me to get the Sunday print edition delivered to some address up there, and gain access to the ...

Land of the free

To the Journal editor:I see on the news a parishioner from Marquette is unhappy with his parish. That same person caused a problem at the parish I have been a member of for 85 years.In our wonderful free country we live in, you are free to worship in any way that is legal.Rather than complain ...

Letters to the Editor

To the Journal editor:Recently a group in the State of Michigan was formed called the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management.This group initiated a petition drive so that the Michigan Natural Resources Commission would have the authority to manage our Natural Resource, that being ...

Great asset cited

To the Journal editor:If you were not among the 126 folks that visited Ives Lake in the Huron Mountain Club June 8, you missed a wonderful opportunity. The event was hosted by the HMC and residents of Ives Lake.The Marquette Regional History Center planned and conducted the outing and ticket ...

God knows best

To the Journal editor:As a veteran of both the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air Force, I'm really troubled by the story of the V.A. problems in different places in the country.The V.A. clinic in Marquette and the V.A. Hospital in Iron Mountain do take good care of the veterans and the ...

Phil says thanks

To the Journal editor:Thank you to everyone who donated flowers to beautify the Pocket Park in downtown Marquette.The response was overwhelming.Phil NiemistoMarquette

Shame, shame

To the Journal editor:To the person that stole a solar light from my granddaugther's grave, I would like to say I hope you enjoy the light it gives off every night.If I knew who you were, I'd buy you your own since you needed it that badly. Stealing is never right, but a baby's gravesite is ...

Grand opening

To the Journal editor:Great Lakes Recovery Centers would like to invite community members to celebrate our expansion in western Marquette County by attending ribbon cutting ceremonies for our two new facilities.The newly renovated GLRC Tobin Center at 97 S. Fourth St., in Ishpeming, now houses ...

Winners, losers

To the Journal editor: In a recent article in The Mining Journal, Jackie Stark extolls the increasing improvement of women's status in the workplace and the vision of women gaining parity with men there. Nothing is said in regards to how this inequality occurred in the first place.Going back ...

Money influences

To the Journal editor:Why aren't there at least 200 co-sponsors to overturn Citizens United in the House?There appears to be more public awareness about the negative effects of Citizens United. This is the time to curb the amount of political contributions, and identify sources.Democratic ...

Gwinn takes bow

To the Journal editor:Congratulations on graduation to the Gwinn High School Class of 2014.You have been outstanding students and you have led the way in honors and recognition - U.S. News and World Report Bronze Medal among America's best high schools; the Center for Michigan's designation of ...

Theft troubles

To the Journal editor:To the person that stole a solar light from my granddaugther's grave, I would like to say I hope you enjoy the light it gives off every night. If I knew who you were, I'd buy you your own since you needed it that badly.Stealing is never right, but a baby's gravesite is ...