Letters To The Editor

NMU skiers host major competition at Al Quaal this weekend

If you are looking for something different to do this weekend, how about going to the Al Quaal recreation area and watch the Central Collegiate Ski Association Championships hosted by Northern Michigan University?Because Nordic skiing is not a high profile sport in the U.S., most people are not ...

Our unsung heroes

To the Journal editor:The Bible charges us all with a responsibility to help those we find in need. Until just recently, I had no idea how seriously a local program, Room at the Inn, takes this challenge.Last week, we met with members of Room at the Inn, at their new location, to make a small ...

Help badly needed

To the Journal editor:I am a parent of a disabled adult. I am 77-years-old and a widow.I have taken care of my daughter for 47 years. She has had a good life with all her impairments. We love her and are willing to keep her at home as long as possible. We, as parents, have fought long and hard ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:On Friday, at 11 a.m., my car was stuck in the snowbank at the entrance to my driveway.A lady who had just come from the Bothwell school stopped to help me. She was able to get my car out of the snowbank.My neighbor stopped to inquire about the situation and before I ...

Land lines needed

To the Journal editor:Your emphasis in last Thursday's article on legislation allowing telephone companies to drop land line service in Michigan seemed to be that seniors are the only ones who depend on land line phone service, wouldn't know how to use cell phones and couldn't find them, ...

Numbers don’t lie

To the Journal editor:With holiday commercials gone, the 2014 election blitz soon will begin. But in the coming months of stump speeches, attack ads and debates, it's unlikely you'll hear much about our most pressing issue: the future of children and families in Michigan.Most voters agree that ...

Wolves are key

To the Journal editor:I'm writing in response to a letter written by Bob Johnson, which appeared in your paper on Jan. 20, that advocates the killing of Upper Michigan's wolves. Johnson blames wolves for "killing and eating our cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, etc." as well as attacks on humans. ...

Johnson’s values seen

To the Journal editor:The 50th anniversary of the war on poverty is a time for reflection on the vision and values of President Johnson when he created the Office of Economic Opportunity in 1964. The war on poverty was more than a policy initiative. It was the expression of a fundamental ...

Question’s raised

To the Journal editor:Plum Creek acquired the 650,000 acres of forestland assembled by the former Mead Corp. The lands were located throughout the eastern two-thirds of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when Mead owned the paper mill at Gros, just north of Escanaba.The Mead officials were very ...

GOP plan needed

To the Journal editor:After watching the State of the Union and the rebuttal, I wonder if others came away with the same impression.First, the president suggested changing the tax code including raising revenue, spending more on road, ports improving CNG refueling stations, immigration reform, ...

Why hunt wolves?

To the Journal editor:Wolves are the top predator in Michigan. Other than humans no other species in Michigan can kill a wolf on a regular basis.Hunting is a management tool. We use hunting to help control a population.If we don't hunt/manage wolves their population will continue to grow until ...

Farmer Q’s missed

To the Journal editor:A huge thank you to Tom and Susan Brian and Farmer Q's for 8 years of service to the community of Marquette. They provided reliable, fresh and reasonably-priced produce. They had knowledgeable and friendly staff.They represented an entrepreneurial success in downtown ...

Consider your vote

To the Journal editor:When voting please consider the person and not Just the party. It is conservative values put into Policies in Wisconsin, that has earned that State a $612 million surplus. Gov. Scott Walker was so attacked when fighting against even the unions and yet the people of ...

Great run cited

To the Journal editor:March 14, 1977 was one of the greatest days of my life, except for my wedding to Sharon and the birth of our 5 children; Joe, Frank, Janina, Mandy Sue and Jeff. Owning my own business has been outstanding and rewarding.The fun part was teaching young people how to become ...

Service recognized

To the Journal editor:January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Gwinn Area Community Schools is joining 545 local and 56 intermediate school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their untiring dedication to public education.Serving on a school board has ...

Where interests lie

To the Journal editor:Senators Max Baucus, Orrin Hatch and Rep. David Camp have just introduced a 'fast track' bill for the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership up for the direct vote of Congress.In doing so, they have bypassed their own committees, which have the responsibility for considering ...

What God wants

To the Journal editor:I sometimes wonder what most people think. if they ever do think about, what is the purpose of life and for what purpose is a life. I guess as a Christian I think often about life for myself, my loved ones, all those I love and care about and that is many, and what is the ...

Performance cited

To the Journal editor:"Shrek, The Musical," which ran in November, was a huge success. The combined efforts of the choral students, drama students, orchestra students, Marquette Senior High School faculty and staff, parents and finally the entire Marquette community were behind the sold out ...

Thank you for prayers

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank all the people from Marquette County and other parts of the Upper Peninsula who took time to pray for me during a recent life-threatening infection, which began in October.I am related by marriage to the Eliasons, Soines, and Wentelas, and they had ...

Little help needed

To the Journal editor:Why do people feel they need to zoom through parking lots in the front of stores such as Econo foods or Walmart, etc. when pedestrian's are trying to walk from their car to get into the store?I'm handicapped and use a cane and yes, I'm slow but I'm not the only one I see ...