Letters To The Editor

Work rewarded

To the Journal editor:For 65 years, give or take a few, I have watched and followed high school football. Last year when Ishpeming won the state I thought we had seen perfection.This year it was perfection over and over again. In my view the only way the Ishpeming football team could defeat ...

Bills make sense

To the Journal editor:Below is information about current legislation that affects the health, safety, and welfare of the publicBased on what I read, bills that began in October have been moving swiftly following a story which brought to light an abortion clinic doctor who had been named in a ...

Constitution violated

To the Journal editor:Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution starts as follows: "No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, ...

Good cooking

To the Journal editor:Thank you Super One Foods Marquette for helping with my adventure at the World Food Championship in Las Vegas.Patti Rizzio, my friend, my sous chef and the best cook I know, thank you for everything.My friend, Ginger Petry, you've been so very helpful and supportive. You ...

List made

To the Journal editor:It was a Sunday and the Green Bay Packers were playing the Minnesota Vikings. No real preference to me as I'm from Chicago, but (Packers quarterback) Aaron Rodgers is from Chico, Calif., and that's the only redemption from total hatred.(Cowboys quarterback Tony) Romo is ...

Weed is pesky

To the Journal editor:On Nov. 29, The Mining Journal printed a column by Lee Reich extolling the virtues of the autumn olive shrub.This plant, Elaeagnus umbellata, is recognized as an invasive species that is wreaking havoc on the northern temperate climate zones in the United States.Everyone ...

Railroads an option

To the Journal editor:There is a country wide glut of heavy truck traffic clogging the Interstate system. It grows worse yearly and isn't economically sustainable. While we move much freight by rail today, Heavy trucks dominate the transport sector. Increased rail traffic has to play a larger ...

Concerns expressed

To the Journal editor:Having been born and raised in Marquette, I know the concerns of the people regarding the Marquette County Road 510 and AAA road construction.I have been in that area a number of times over the years and know that it is a pristine area.I would like to make a comment and a ...

Kudos to team

To the Journal editor:Congratulations to head Coach Paul Jacobson and assistant coaches Kevin Jacobson and Jeff Niemi and Negaunee Miners boys varsity football team with 10 wins and 2 losses in 2013.A great season of football, great job seniors on Miners Varsity Football Team.The Negaunee ...

History preserved

To the Journal editor:The Negaunee Historical Society held its Annual Meeting for 2013. Elected as officers were Virginia Paulson, president; Suzanne Morris, vice president; Donna Gravedoni Bjork, secretary; and Theresa Rinehart, treasurer.Elected to three-year terms again were Miles Parkkonen ...

Care about homeless

To the Journal editor:I feel that there is nothing being done for the homeless people in Marquette. You think about yourselves more than the people that need help and a place to stay all year round.You just say your sorry and you can't help us, but do you know what it is like to be homeless and ...

First date marked

To the Journal editor:We would like to extend this further note of public appreciation to Lee LaForge and the other owners and staff at Book World for the great job they did in putting together and hosting our special 60th first date anniversary there on Nov. 26.We so much appreciate also all ...

Answers needed

To the Journal editor:Why does every girl have to wear Uggs to be popular?Why does every girl have wear skinny jeans to be popular?Why does every girl have to have Starbucks to be popular?Why can't girls just be who they are and wear what they like and drink what they want!Who cares if they ...

Bad communications

To the Journal editor:Early this fall, every household in the city of Marquette was sent a notice which stated, in part, "The (compost) site closes Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. for the season." I was there shortly after noon and found the gate locked, and I could see that many others had had the ...

See His way

To the Journal editor:The news reports on the recent tornadoes described and showed the terrible destruction, yet some of the reports had a positive side, too.Several TV channels repeatedly showed a video that had already been viewed 230,000 times. The video was taken from a safe place in a ...

Morals lacking

To the Journal editor:In response to the letter to the editor entitled, "Real sweat good," I too am frustrated with this generations lack of experiences we older folks enjoyed growing up.Our school district, by decree of the federal governmemt, replaced books with iPads at the beginning of the ...

Prospectives

To the Journal editor:The currency of our country is greed and the dismissive contempt of those who don't fare nearly as well as we do.

Liked coverage

To the Journal editor:The words 'thank you' fail to express the deep sense of gratitude felt by the Marquette Women's Center Board, staff, and the survivors we serve for the four-part series written by Journal Staff Writer Renee Prusi and published on the front pages of The Mining Journal.,I ...

Opposes wolf hunt

To the Journal editor:I spent the past summer in the remote woods and mountains of Washington State, hiking nearly 1,000 miles on the Pacific Northwest Trail over the course of 50 days. Wildlife was abundant and diverse.Rattlesnakes, bears, moose, and bald eagles added to the pristine, majestic ...

Drive safely

To the Journal editor:The cost of airfares has taken off and the price of gas is steadily declining, making travel by car the way to go this holiday season.According to the a recent Wall Street Journal story, airfares on tickets sold for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks have risen 9.4 and 7.3 ...