Letters To The Editor

God loves us all

To the Journal editor: A crucial factor in touching the lives of others is joyfully accepting that we ourselves are unconditionally loved and loveable 24/7. God said through the prophet Jeremiah, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to ...

Letters to the editor: Cambensy getting his vote for state house

To the Journal editor: I am writing this letter to show my support for Sara Cambensy’s candidacy for Michigan’s 109th State House of Representatives district seat. The reason I am supporting Sara is because during her time on the Marquette City Commission, she has consistently voted in ...

Cambensy getting his vote for state house

To the Journal editor: I am writing this letter to show my support for Sara Cambensy’s candidacy for Michigan’s 109th State House of Representatives district seat. The reason I am supporting Sara is because during her time on the Marquette City Commission, she has consistently voted in ...

Likes Cambensy for state House

To the Journal editor: I write to endorse Sara Cambensy for election as our next state representative. Unlike other candidates, Ms. Cambensy has articulated her positions on a variety of issues, including tax parity. For example, she has suggested that our state adopt a more pragmatic ...

Backing Derocha in House race

To the Journal editor: In this roiling political climate, it is imperative voters support an experienced candidate who has an articulate voice and the power to be heard. With just four districts representing the entirety of the Upper Peninsula versus 106 downstate districts, we must come ...

Lidded containers best option for city

To the Journal editor: With regard to the choices concerning garbage and recyclables pick up, I think the strongest argument for the lidded containers is that when you put out the plastic bags, within minutes, the ravens are poking holes and dragging out garbage onto the streets. It’s ...

Letters to the Editor: Fourth celebration a great success

To the Journal editor: We celebrated the 241st birthday of our nation on the Fourth of July and the Marquette area celebrated it in great style. The events included the International Food Festival, music, parade, fireworks and a 50/50 raffle plus an opportunity for friends and classmates to ...

Letters to the Editor: Book a great read

To the Journal editor: The Negaunee Miners high school basketball team in 1957 went into the districts with a 11-5 record. An average season to say the least but the team was inexperienced and lacked a big man. Ishpeming, which had a good team, was their downfall. They lost to them twice ...

Letters to the Editor: Improved driver education needed

To the Journal editor: What is it that so many people don’t understand about driving in the left lane on a four-lane road? There weren’t too many four-lane roads around the Upper Peninsula when I went through drivers training about 55 years ago, but even back then we were taught that it ...

Letters to the editor: Likes lidded containers

To the Journal editor: With regard to the choices concerning garbage and recyclables pick up, I think the strongest argument for the lidded containers is that when you put out the plastic bags within minutes the ravens are poking holes and dragging out garbage onto the streets. It’s ...

Letters to the Editor

Keep trout streams confidential To the Journal editor: John Voelker must be spinning in his grave. The legendary stalker of native brook trout is surely looking down from his heavenly Frenchman’s Pond with incredulity at this latest attack on the speckled beauties and their environs that ...

Letters to the Editor: Edit hit nail on head

To the Journal editor: My husband and I were grateful to read The Mining Journal editorial on July 5 suggesting that the president of the United States should rise above cyberbullying. I believe it was Thoreau who reminded us, “The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he ...

Letters to the Editor

Photo package was inappropriate To the Journal editor: I was both surprised and disappointed when I saw the photos on a large section of the front page of The Mining Journal (July 8, 2017) showing kids diving/swimming from the bulkhead at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Since I ...

Letters to the Editor: Health care plan advanced

To the Journal editor: Many believe buying insurance is preventive. It isn’t. Insurance is a financial instrument designed to prevent catastrophic financial loss. Car insurance does not prevent automobile accidents. We pool our money with other car owners to buy insurance hoping we never ...

Letters to the Editor: Bergman thanked for Soo Locks measure

To the Journal editor: I’m writing today to thank U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, for introducing the Soo Locks Modernization Act. No significant improvements have been made to this system in 50 years, and I am glad to see Rep. Bergman agrees that this is unacceptable. Rep. ...

President Trump’s vision ambitious, encompassing

“Where there is no vision, the people perish ...” — (Proverbs 29:18) In 1987 when he was contemplating a run for president, Vice President George H.W. Bush was criticized for his inability to articulate an agenda for the country. A friend suggested he spend a weekend alone at Camp ...

Letters to the Editor: Fear/rage messaging must stop now

To the Journal editor: Those helping battered women know “grooming.” It's a way of disarming another by slowly eroding their natural defenses. The process starts by stroking the women's confidence. After gaining trust, abusive elements are added. When she gets upset, she is soothed and ...

Good Jobs good for all of Michigan

To the Journal editor: Natural wonders. Family communities. Strong talent and unprecedented work ethic. Outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. All of these make Upper Peninsula spots like our beloved Marquette and surrounding region attractive to relocate or open a new business as well ...

A prayer for the nation

To the Journal editor: On this anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, our beloved nation is beset with many travails, domestically and around the globe. In 1776 the founders sought the protection of Divine Providence as they pledged their "lives, liberty and sacred honor.” At this ...

Service appreciated

To the Journal editor: I just want to thank Tyler Leightner and Ashleigh Rogers, our Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter Upper Peninsula ambassador and advocate serving with both U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, and U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet. The two of ...