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Letters To The Editor

Koppel was ‘lights out’

To the Journal editor:Recently Ted Koppel wrote in the AARP paper about the dangers with the Internet mainly about how it's possible our enemies or those who dislike the U.S could damage our electrical grid that would result in a power outage that could last for weeks or even months.That would ...

Fix Social Security

To the Journal editor:Elissa Kent (in a recent letter) had some factual information about Social Security but, it was enacted to provide some income to seniors when they stopped working, seniors who paid into it their whole lives!Thanks to liberal government, Social Security is available to ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:On Nov. 21, our daughter was involved in a car accident on U.S. 41 in Negaunee.We would like to thank Kurt Boshears for calling us to tell us our daughter was involved in an accident.I did not get the name of the woman in the van who was so helpful with our daughter's ...

Loved the show

To the Journal editor:If you have never attended a high school production, I encourage you to take in one at your local school.I attended Westwood High School's production of "Nunsense 2" on (recently). It was beyond amazing.Kudos and Roses to Mr. Beacco, production staff, and cast. You are to ...

Sanders misses mark

To the Journal editor:The Democrats had their second debate 24 hours after one of the biggest terrorist attacks of the past few years.With Paris hanging over the heads of the national public, the Democrats did their best to not undermine the situation, unfortunately Bernie Sanders couldn't help ...

Sanders misses mark

To the Journal editor:The Democrats had their second debate 24 hours after one of the biggest terrorist attacks of the past few years.With Paris hanging over the heads of the national public, the Democrats did their best to not undermine the situation, unfortunately Bernie Sanders couldn't help ...

Challenging future

To the Journal editor:One thing is clear to all of us: The Upper Peninsula faces unique energy challenges. Our geography isolates us from the rest of the state's electric supply and has left us too reliant on out-of-state sources for our power. Rates are too high and we pay electricity bills ...

Harden was the best

Harden was the bestTo the Journal editor:I attended Northern Michigan University and graduated in 1963.During my tenure, the president of NMU was Dr. Edgar L. Harden. In my lifetime he was one of the five greatest men I ever met.At no time during his administration of that university would a ...

Letters to the Editor

Many contributedTo the Journal editor:As we prepare for the upcoming Christmas mail campaign, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend special thanks to the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in Marquette, which participated in the most recent campaign.Led by Marilyn Syria, commander, they ...

An act of kindness

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank the two gentlemen who helped me when my car muffler fell off in the Big Lot parking area Wednesday, Nov. 11.They went beyond just help. They got on the ground and under the car and attached the muffler so I could get it to Frei Chevrolet.I am so sorry ...

Stolen treatment funds

To the Journal editor:To the person or persons who illegally entered our home recently and stole $500 and a handful of quarters. You should be ashamed of yourself (yourselves). We have an idea of who you are.By the way, that money was a cancer grant for my wife.Rollin JohnsonNegaunee

Fix ‘dark store’ loophole

Fix 'dark store' loopholeTo the Journal editor:At the heart of our Christian faith is the belief that our relationship with God should be a mirror for the way we live in community with one another. We respect the dignity of each person because we see the face of God on our neighbor. We share ...

Call to prayer

To the Journal editor:Daily we read of evil, pain, violence, immorality, destruction and death. Programs and politicians continually proffer means to curtailing the above, yet we only seem to reap more of the same. War, the basest of human answers to disagreements and injustices, does little ...

Please return knives

To the Journal editor:This letter is transcribed from a World War II vet as he passed away this Oct. 22. This letter was one of his unfinished tasks."To whoever took two hunting knives off the window ledge from the cabin at the end of Koivula Road.In November 2012 we did our annual family deer ...

Retaskie was difference

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Women's Center is considered light at the end of a tunnel for many. But that light grew dimmer and dimmer. Antiquated florescent lights were burning out and replacement florescent tubes were hard to find.A member of the property management committee of the ...

Keep Social Security

To the Journal editor:The upcoming presidential election has sparked national debate about many issues, with one of the most important being that of Social Security.Social Security was enacted in 1935 by President Roosevelt as a response to prevent poverty after the Great Depression. The Social ...

Winning formula cited

To the Journal editor:On Sept. 24, a very brave therapist rented a fifteen passenger van and picked up a group of her patients for the purpose of attending the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 2015 "I to We" conference held near Chicago, Ill.I am one of her patients. I suffer and ...

A doctor and more

To the Journal editor:Gilbert Elementary School in Gwinn was recently highlighted in The Mining Journal in an article about Dr. Frank Farbod presenting about craniofacial surgeries with fifth graders.His message was relating to the book "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio, which our students had read, ...

Letters to the Editor

Miners had great seasonTo the Journal editor:Congratulations to Negaunee Miners football head coach Paul Jacobson, assistant coaches Kevin Jacobson, Jeff Niemi and Dan Waterman, and team managers Jace Turri, Gavin Jacobson and Ty Jacobson on a great season.Congratulations to 14 seniors on a ...

Election quandary

To the Journal editor:I need your help. I am trying to understand why anybody would vote for a politician who will say or do anything to get elected.As an example, I will not vote for Donald Trump because he makes statements meant to make headlines and make for "reality" TV, which props up his ...