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Letters To The Editor

Piggot has done great

To the Journal editor: The Marquette County ACHIEVE Health Coalition would like to express immense gratitude to Dr. Kevin Piggott. As the coronavirus has unfolded over the past several months, Dr. Piggott has provided our community with guidance and leadership that has not gone unnoticed. ...

Flyover disappoints

To the Journal editor: The highly anticipated Upper Peninsula flyover Tuesday was somewhat disappointing. The two refueling aircraft looked like Delta planes coasting into the K.I. Sawyer airport from Minneapolis. They couldn’t spare a fighter jet to accompany them from the ...

Letters to the Editor

Revere Mother Earth To the Journal editor: The 50th annual Earth Day, with its celebration, recommendations and thought provoking vision(s), has come and gone. Mother’s Day has passed. Many will remember this Earth Day event as something to celebrate because people do come together to ...

Bergman, Trump deserve thanks

To the Journal editor: Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie was underway and even posted a video on Facebook of the construction equipment arriving via barge. This is a project that has been talked about longer than I ...

Teamwork needed

To the Journal editor: Have you ever been accused of something you know you did not do? Most of us have. Have you ever been accused of this deed by millions of people? Have these false accusations been tossed about by millions of people for over three years? How would you respond in a ...

Lions say thanks for support from area

To the Journal editor: (The recent) response to the can & bottle drive at Marquette Lions Lakeside Park was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for the generous donations of recyclables, cash donations, for the many Lions members, their spouses & friends who ...

We must use caution

To the Journal editor While some non-essential workers are hurt by being unable to work, essential workers, especially our medical personnel, come face to face with the virus. Not only do they fear getting the virus, but also worry about bringing home the virus and exposing their family. By ...

Cooperation needed

To the Journal editor: Almost all nations on Earth are governed by representatives of competing political parties. In normal times, there’s probably something to be said for people of contrasting views hammering out compromise solutions. But, we don’t live in normal times. In times of ...

Set aside politics

To the Journal editor: For me, as a Catholic Christian and volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul, there is no debate. In the COVID-19 pandemic, saving lives is more important than the stock market and the economy. That is why I support Gov. Whitmer’s May 15 stay-at-home executive order. Yes, ...

Say ‘how are you’ like you mean it

To the Journal editor: Today I was forced to talk to tech support on Amazon because my Kindle died. She helped me and completely solved my problem. When I was thanking her and wishing her good health, I realized that I had no idea where she was, whether it be China, the Philippines, ...

Downtown shopper wants safety

To the Journal editor: As a dedicated downtown Marquette shopper and Getz’s enthusiast, I was concerned to read Carol Getz’s words regarding the struggle of our downtown businesses given the mandatory shutdown. How I wish I agreed with her notion that we can be trusted to resume retail ...

Bergman must refocus

To the Journal editor: It is about time for U.S.Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, to do his own job and quit trying to tell Gov. Gretchen Whitmer how to do her job. His latest attempt at headlines is a disgrace. Clearly, if he was doing his job he would not have advised Gov. Whitmer how to ...

Don’t raise road

To the Journal editor: One detail of the Lakeshore Boulevard renovation project bothers me. From earliest reports of the public hearings, there were appeals that the moved road be elevated sufficiently to give drivers and passengers views of Lake Superior. I notice in the latest budget ...

Get involved with energy task force

To the Journal editor: As an Upper Peninsula resident for 40 years, I am concerned about our dependence on propane. I have followed the U.P. Energy Task Force that was directed by the governor to “consider all available information…and make recommendations that ensure the U.P.’s energy ...

Adult behavior needed

To the Journal editor: Many in this state have created for themselves a major disconnect to what was in the founding of the United States. A free country was never meant to be a nation to do whatever you want whenever you want. The childish elementary school, “this is a free country” is ...

Trump meddling in military matters

To the Journal editor: In case you haven’t heard, in only six months, both leaders of the U.S. Navy appointed by President Trump are gone as a result of his intervention via tweets into the Navy’s chain of command. The result is crisis and chaos. This kind of civilian meddling into ...

Safety needed on bike path

To the Journal editor: As both a walker and a biker who uses the trails throughout the Marquette area, I am sometimes irritated when a biker goes whizzing by me unexpectedly while I’m walking or when walkers step out in front of me when I’m on my bike. These scenarios are not safe for ...

Biden may be one

To the Journal editor: (Here are) some observations from the past months. This was a bumper sticker displayed in a public place. Trump 2020/F**k Your Feelings (edited for newspaper). An Independent friend went to experience a Trump rally. She felt intimidated to clap and cheer for ...

President responsible

To the Journal editor: “We have it totally under control.” “We’ve pretty much shut it down … It’s going to be fine.” “The 15 cases within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.” “One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.” “Just stay ...

Whitmer hurting businesses in closure

To the Journal editor: I would like Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to rethink the closing of businesses. I own Getz’s Department Store, a business that has provided quality clothing for more than a century in downtown Marquette.You were in our store last year. I need to tell you what a terrible ...