Letters To The Editor

Barbeque supported

To the Journal editor:The Kiwanis Club of Marquette would like to thank the Marquette community for their support of the 58th annual chicken barbeque fundraiser held Sunday.Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers that helped make this event a success!The club raised funds grossing over ...

Get on board

To the Journal editor:I've got to concur with Joe Boogren about the K.I. Sawyer Alliance group doing good things and trying to get local residents involved.Any movement to the betterment is a good thing, but the caveat is that you have to have "the guys" on board for anything good to happen and ...

Backs conservatives

To the Journal editor:After reading the most recent political party letters to the editor, I can really say I'm glad I am a conservative-independent voter.Both parties blame each other, spreading hot air all over. No wonder we think there might be global warming. The Republicans want to stop ...

Summer dog days

To the Journal editor:When it is 70 degrees outside, the temperature inside your car will spike to 89 degrees in 10 minutes! 78 degrees the car will reach 100-120 degrees in minutes! Ninety degrees outside equals 160 degrees in the car!Even if you park in the shade with your windows cracked ...

School lauded

To the Journal editor:Keep up the great work, Negaunee schools. Having children in the Negaunee School District, I'd like to say thanks and keep up the great work to all of the teachers and staff in the Negaunee schools.The school system has a great culture for kids. There is a big push towards ...

Benefit helped

To the Journal editor:A benefit was recently held for Teresa (LaJoie) Piziali who has breast cancer. Thanks to our communities it was a huge success.We want to thank all the Negaunee, Ishpeming and Marquette businesses and individuals who donated items for the silent auction and the raffles, ...

Great season cited

To the Journal editor:Congratulations to head coach Randy Carlson and assistant coaches Chris 'Zeke' Nelson and Bryon 'Cubby' Nelson and the Negaunee High School softball girls fast pitch team on a great season.Great job to the six seniors, Jayda Johnson, Rosalie Anderson, Jessa Johnson, Nicole ...

Thanks, post office!

To the Journal editor:The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Marquette district would like to express their deep appreciation for the generous amount of food that was collected through the U.S. Postal Services collection.We would also like to recognize Reinhart Foods Inc. for allowing us to ...

Backs Benishek

To the Journal editor:As a Veterans Affairs doctor for over 20 years in Iron Mountain, U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, is all-too-familiar with the unique issues our veterans face.As a member of Congress, Dr. Benishek has been a champion for our veterans, representing a district with a ...

Shame on us

To the Journal editor:Good Lord in heaven, is there nothing, nothing that our so-called representatives in Washington can agree on and see as good for the country as a whole anymore? On May 31, Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army captive of the Taliban for the past five years, was released to U.S. ...

Making it work

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank Dave, Bob and several others whose names I do not know at JRJ Food Equipment and Sales. They recently provided both guidance and assistance to me when an online table purchase I made went awry.Not only did they at first share good advice (no purchase ...

Watch out for scam

To the Journal editor:This letter is addressed to all residents of Marquette County. Please be on high alert for phony (computer) technician phone scams. In the past few weeks, there has been a major increase with this type of activity in our area.The scam is easy to define. The foreign ...

Keep eye on UN

To the Journal editor:Democracies enemies "hope" the left "changes" America's democratic political structure, creating a governmental controlled socialistic system by capturing both houses in 2014 via mainstream medias false assertions and allegations, including racism, against conservatives, ...

Exceptional service

To the Journal editor:Spring has again found our group of Ishpeming Lions on our perennial trek from the east to the west side of town, harvesting the crop of winter debris left by travelers on our stretch of U.S. 41.Paul Bonetti and Jim Manty accompany me as we start on the stretch from ...

Post office saluted

To the Journal editor:The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Marquette District would like to express their deep appreciation for the generous amount of food that was collected through the U.S. Postal Services collection.We would also like to recognize Reinhart Foods, Inc., for allowing us ...

Change inevitable

To the Journal editor:Change is the only constant in life, which is why conservatism is always history's big loser.Slavery, female servitude, child labor, colonialism, etc., were once thought to be correct (even God-ordained) ways of structuring human affairs. Now they're universally seen as ...

Special thanks

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank Dave, Bob and several others whose names I do not know at JRJ Food Equipment and Sales.They recently provided both guidance and assistance to me when an online table purchase I made went awry. Not only did they at first share good advice (no purchase ...

Float copper here

To the Journal editor:On Presque Isle Park is the largest piece of float copper on the planet. It represents an early history of this area when all land was covered with a thick glacier. That glacier moved the earth underneath it, along with this piece of float copper, all 28.2 tons, to another ...

It’s about time

To the Journal editor:You had to see the enthusiasm in the eyes of the Marquette Area Public Schools fifth-graders last week when the new technology plan was announced to realize that the need for more modern technology is obvious.The combined efforts of Marquette Area Public Schools and the ...

What’s wrong with the Tea Party?

Leslie White described liberal perfectly and the liberal response arrived just like clockwork. Now that Leslie's an "angry Tea Party Republican," I have a few questions: What's wrong with the Tea Party? They just want to pay our debts so our grandchildren won't have to. But to hear a liberal, ...