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Letters To The Editor

Dental clinic lauded

To the Journal editor:We would like to compliment Northern Trails Dental Clinic in Gwinn.Dr. Buck and her staff are great. They always make you feel welcome and are willing to help you out. They all are so friendly and have such a positive attitude.Dr. Buck is such a happy person and so bubbly. ...

Decision shortsighted

To the Journal editor:As a resident of Marquette County, an avid library supporter and an employee of an independent business I am angered and insulted by Marquette Township's Board's recent decision to terminate their constituent's contract for library services.Thanks to the informative ...

More than doctor

To the Journal editor:Over 20 years ago, you were introduced to a man we call Dad, husband, grandpa, and friend.In those 20-plus years, we watched him fight several battles that most wouldn't be able to fight; however, we truly believe you played an instrumental part in his fight to live.On ...

Trump revealed

To the Journal editor:Donald Trump looks like the front runner for the Republican nomination. He states he is a common sense conservative, catchy phrase and that he does not agree with much Rubio or Cruz believes even though they are conservative.We must ask are the Republicans making the same ...

Fundraiser sensational

To the Journal editor:On behalf of the Superior Health Foundation team and its Board of Directors, we want to offer our sincerest thanks to The Mining Journal, Marquette artist Earl Senchuck and the many helping hands of Sandy Knoll Elementary School students in Marquette for making the Tree of ...

Opposes senate bills

To the Journal editor:Would it make sense to question every 10 years whether Fort Michilimackinac, for example, was still historic?No.What is historic is, by definition, going to remain historic as time passes.The notion that historic-ness should be subject to a legislative "sunset" policy is ...

Government won’t help you

To the Journal editor:I enjoy reading "Lakeside Inkquiries." Mary Wardell's opinion columns are entertaining and leave no doubt about where her sympathies lie. I believe she's right in thinking the coming election will have great impact on the country's direction. I would just caution: Be ...

Column supported

To the Journal editor:As a downstate subscriber to The Mining Journal, I was pleased to read the recent column by Mary Wardell in support of Bernie Sanders.At a time when our nation is bedeviled by extreme partisanship, it is to your credit that you are not held captive to the kind of ...

Sweet success

Sweet successTo the Journal editor:The Superior Alliance for Independent Living would like to offer a huge thanks to all the featured businesses in participating in 2016 Chocolate Fest event.These included Root 41, Sayklly's Confectionery & Gifts, The Flying Moose, Peace Pie Company, ...

Above and beyond

Above and beyondTo the Journal editor:I wish to write to tell you of a wonderful young man who on Jan. 29 bought dinner for five complete strangers.Is he a saint? Yes, I think so.Jeremiah, a driver for MarqTran, picked up five strangers at about 4:50 p.m. from Pine Ridge. Where were we going? ...

Nominations sought

Nominations soughtTo the Journal editor:It has been my distinct honor the past four years to chair the Pendill Wall of Excellence induction committee. Marquette Area Public Schools has continually graduated young people who have gone out and made their mark in our world.And that is my task - to ...

Volunteers saluted

Volunteers salutedTo the Journal editor:I would like to take a moment to recognize the important work that non-profit board members do for organizations.Non-profit organizations have a long and successful history in our communities and they often serve as a safety net for many services helping ...

Support appreciated

Support appreciatedTo the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Lions Club and Tri Township Lions Club held their 12th Annual Holiday Breakfast Buffet in early December.t was our best year ever, serving over 260 attendees. We would like to thank our major sponsors: Eagle Mine, Cliffs Natural Resources, ...

DNR role questioned

DNR?role questionedTo the Journal editor:We keep hearing the same stories about wolves, how great they are for the ecosystem. Bull. All these wolves have brought us in "grief." Our farmers have been given another problem as if weather is not bad enough. Cattle are being eaten alive by these ...

Snyder failed Michigan, people

To the Journal editor:The Flint Water Crisis has been an unanticipated and unfortunate teaching moment for professors like myself who educate BSW level social work students about the connection between policy and practice.My senior SW440 Social Work Policy Analysis class recently undertook the ...

Letters to the Editor

Cash appreciatedTo the Journal editor:The Janzen House would like to thank the Student Nurses Association of Northern Michigan University for a donation check of $500.Treasurer Tess Sarafing, Vice President John Schenning and Wesley Hoppe stopped by our facility (recently) and presented the ...

Crisis preventable

To the Journal editor:A recent letter to the editor requires a response. The Flint water crisis is not a matter of party affiliation, it is a truly tragic health emergency.The Flint City Commission and mayor never had the authority to choose a water source. The emergency manager, appointed by ...

IRS needed

To the Journal editor:We've heard it all before! Most of the presidential candidates promise us, "We're going to reform taxes!"Some flat-tax enthusiasts even promise us, "I'm going to get rid of the IRS!"Both promises will never happen. If you "reform" the current income tax plan with a flat ...

Treatment needed

To the Journal editor:There is a wide range of issues being debated in public media about the Flint water crisis: Who is to blame, who should cover the immense costs, how long did those in charge cover-up their knowledge of the problem, and now even what to do with all the water bottles?I have ...

What is truth?

To the Journal editor:American police officers shot and killed 986 Americans in 2015, according to Sandhya Somashekhar's story in the Jan. 6 (edition of) The Washington Post.Among the most discussed cases of accused unjust police violence is the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, ...