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Letters To The Editor

Don’t blame Islam

To the Journal editor:Walter Williams as a columnist has written at length about a need to destroy the so-called Islamic State, and blasted the west for a lack of resolve to do so.That may be true and we may need to uproot this organization before it turns its mind to us, but the way he does so ...

We’re losing

To the Journal editor:Last February, I connected with Facebook at the urging of a sibling. I haven't been online for two or three years and really didn't miss it, sort of.My main jones has been The Journal, which I read twice as to get my money's worth and I clip out articles of interest to ...

Many assisted

To the Journal editor:Sawyer Community Alliance sponsored the third annual Fishing with Friends event, and once again it was a success. This year the event moved to the newly-opened Forsyth Community Center at Sawyer.There was a craft and flea market, games and activities, food, and a drawing ...

Trust the Lord

To the Journal editor:In difficult times truly wise people and nations have resorted to serious and intentional prayer. Today, as people become increasingly aware of all that is besetting our nation and world, we once again more frequently hear, "We need to be praying about all this!" Some ...

Great service given

To the Journal editor:Two visitors to Marquette from Chicago, Illinois, encountered trouble with their car's electronics system. They feared an expensive, time-consuming repair.I referred them to Public Service Garage, based upon the dealership's excellent reputation. Despite Illinois license ...

Cannon a leader

To the Journal editor:I am writing to tell you and your readers why I am voting for Jerry Cannon for Congress.First, we have watched Mr. Benishek bumble around for four years without a clue as to the truly important public police issues facing the First Congressional Distrcit, never wanting to ...

Backing Cannon

To the Journal editor:For our country's democratic form of government to work, each branch of the legislative system, House of Representatives and Senate, needs to function as designed.Laws must be proposed, debated and voted, up or down, by duly elected members. If votes are not taken or if ...

Opposes Props 1, 2

To the Journal editor:I am voting no on Proposals 1 and 2 for many reasons.Michigan has fewer than 650 wolves, only recently removed from the Endangered Species List. It's already legal to kill wolves threatening livestock or dogs. Following a loss, landowners can be issued permits authorizing ...

Supports Props 1, 2

To the Journal editor:We who live in God's country should not be influenced by the Humane Society of the United States. This political organization receives monetary contributions from animal lovers who think they are donating money to local pet shelters and utilizing a large portion of the ...

Experts needed

To the Journal editor:As a senior citizen and a sportsman all my life, I have never seen such a rundown Upper Peninsula for hunting. I spend days in the woods never see deer, rabbits, any game animals. A few squirrels.The only thing left are predators and my does the Michigan Department of ...

Rivals are next door

To the Journal editor:Just a thought about local high school football. Why doesn't Ishpeming and Marquette play each other in football anymore? The last time they met was in 1989.Ishpeming recently traveled to Gaylord (236 miles) and Marquette to Grafton, Wisconsin (272 miles) to play games.Why ...

Benefit successful

To the Journal editor:The Red Fox Ladies Golf League recently held their annual benefit for Cancer Care of Marquette County.The event was a great success with over 100 individual and corporate sponsors. We want to thank all of the sponsors who generously donated to make the golf outing a huge ...

No on vets millage

To the Journal editor:I'm writing regarding the upcoming election and the proposed millage to support veteran services with a property tax. A recent flyer in The Mining Journal asks, "What will it cost me?" My question is: Do we need it?Let me first disclose my bias in support of veterans. My ...

Opposes Dr. Dan

To the Journal editor:I am writing regarding the ads run by the campaign of "Dr. Dan Benishek." I know Benishek and would call him a nice guy and a good doctor although he is no longer practicing medicine. The white coat and the stethoscope look impressive but are not really relevant to the ...

Time for change

To the Journal editor:Now is the time for the voters in the Gwinn Area Community Schools district to make a positive change.There are four men running for 3 open seats on the Gwinn school board. These individuals have a wide range of skill, knowledge, background and leadership ability.As voters ...

Save wolves

To the Journal editor:The wolf is a sacred figure to the Ojibway of our state, if you knew the tribe's creation story you'd know that the wolf was created as a companion for the first man on earth and that the two share the strongest bond of brotherhood.If you knew the creation story, you'd ...

Vote no on 1 & 2

To the Journal editor:Wolves were persecuted to the brink of extinction. Fortunately, we realized before it was too late that they needed our help and protection.Their numbers increased to the point that they were removed from the endangered species list. Sadly, the persecution began again. ...

Opposes Benishek

To the Journal editor:The TV ad asks, "Are you with 'us' or with "them"? "Us" is the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Mitch Mcconnell, the wealthiest 1 percent and U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls.They show scary pictures of Obama and Pelosi.Oooh. Dr. Dan runs hard against the Affordable Care ...

Wishing for wisdom

To the Journal editor:Grandpa's generation, under Truman a Democrat, united together and raised taxes in World War II to keep America free.Dad's generation, under Eisenhower, a Republican, raised taxes because the returning veterans needed education and jobs. Eisenhower used taxes to initiate ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:(Last Saturday) these college students were here for three hours raking three lots with homes on them. They were wonderful.Thank you to Ben Greenwald, resident adviser, and Matt Ferneau, Jessie Luedke, Megan Neir, Katie Wojtkowiak, Patrycia Maczynski, Cole Brooks, Kathryn ...