Letters To The Editor

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 ...

School boards cited

To the Journal editor:January is School Board Recognition Month and Negaunee Public 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 been ...

Talk vs. action

To the Journal editor:"There's too much talk and not enough action on invasive species," Gov. Rick Snyder said in his State of the State address and I couldn't agree more.Michigan and the Great Lakes have suffered from sea lamprey, zebra mussels and emerald ash borer invasions, and now we face ...

Save U.P. instead

To the Journal editor:Where are we going with this save the Upper Peeninsula wolf baloney. We keep hearing the same stories, their good for the ecosystem, good for what? killing and eating our cattle, sheep, dogs, cats, etc.But tell us what good they're for obviously nothing. Its time for the ...

Practice dangerous

To the Journal editor:When a plumber enters your residence, they are licensed by the state of Michigan. A barber or cosmologist is also licensed by the state, as well as an acupuncturist.Within the health care profession, physicians, nurses, various therapists, dentists, social workers, and ...

Safety always first

To the Journal editor:It was just a matter of time and I've been patiently waiting and collecting the data and now the words put into the breach.Complaints needed? On Feb. 9, 2013 the good Samaritan plowing the dog path was the start along with the "give trucks credit" March 18 and "they are ...

Fair Tax is fair

To the Journal editor:A 2011 study by noted economist Art Laffer estimates that U.S. taxpayers wasted 3.16 billion hours and shelled out $431.1 billion just to comply with the income tax code.This excludes the opportunity costs due to lost productivity, and it costs our economy $216.2 billion ...

Kindness counts

To the Journal editor:This is an open letter to the very nice gentleman in the drive-through line at McDonald's in Marquette.He paid for my order and had the girl write Merry Christmas on the receipt.This past year has not been a good one for me but his act of kindness has put a smile on my ...

Costs are too high

To the Journal editor:I am looking to rent an apartment for my fiance and I in the city of Negaunee.She lives in the city and wants to remain here, but, the prices for utility turn on is so expensive that we have to look at Ishpeming (which has a) high crime rate city that is less desirable for ...

Future beckons

To the Journal editor:We are now into 2014. What will it bring? Many make new year's resolutions but can they keep them? For me, I hope to keep on track and ask the Lord for guidance and try to do his will not mine.That's not easy, but very rewarding if you can. Its much different then ...

Kindness shown

To the Journal editor:My husband and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to Mitch and Sharon Lazeren and the folks, especially Lowell, at Frei Chevrolet for the great kindness they showed us after our truck broke down Jan. 3.We had just finished a delicious meal at Bonanza ...

Opposes wolf hunt

To the Journal editor:I am saddened and sickened to hear of the practice of organized hunting of wolves. It's really nothing short of promoting murder.How do the parents and teachers of the young people taking part in this dreadful, cruel, inhumane, animal-unfriendly, and totally unnecessary ...