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Letters To The Editor

Operation moving

To the Journal editor:Three years ago, Marquette Harbor Cruises embarked on a business venture here with hopes of a long term presence in Marquette's harbor community.Regrettably, the volume of tourist traffic we hoped to find has not been realized, nor do our projections suggest significant ...

Dedication cited

To the Journal editor:My grandfather, Michael Lenten, is a man of great humbleness and love for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and his family. Michael Lenten served in Vietnam and fathered and raised children in Negaunee.When I was born in 2001, my grandfather babysat me almost everyday until ...

Give from heart

To the Journal editor:So you've donated to several food bans, bought new toys for Toys for Tots, dropped money in every Salvation Army kettle throughout town and you're feeling pretty good about yourself. And you should. All that giving is admirable.Now, take it up one level, out of your ...

Jim Crow revisited

To the Journal editor:Fifteen. That is the number of states remaining which don't allow gay marriage.Sadly, count ours among them. History will make that count too and Michigan will forever be linked in the halls of bigotry with those states which clung to the Jim Crow laws.Can we please put ...

Great party had

To the Journal editor:The Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and auxiliaries would like to thank the following for their generous donations and support to the community Kids Christmas Party.(They include) Larry's Family Foods, Kountry Korners, Model Town Express, Rodney's Pizza, Forsyth Township Fire ...

Action needed

To the Journal editor:(I) would like to comment on state Rep. Scott Dianda's comments in the (Houghton Daily Mining) Gazette concerning conservation of biological diversity.I was surprised and disappointed because they appear to be disjointed and ill-informed, almost as bad as the destructive ...

Crafty people here

To the Journal editor:One of the many great things about Marquette is the sense of community that exists all through the year.This past month the Cheer Club has once again provided many wonderful gifts for the children in the community. Who doesn't remember the excitement of Christmas morning ...

Let voters decide

To the Journal editor:It seems ludicrous to me, and many persons that I have spoken with, that after all the decades-long work to remove undesirable structures adjacent to the shoreline in Marquette's Lower Harbor, that the city is supporting a warehouse's construction in the shadow of the only ...

Who gets credit?

To the Journal editor:I remember clearly during the last presidential campaign how Republican candidate Newt Gingrich viciously blamed president Obama for high gas prices.At that time, they were well above $4 per gallon. Gingrich wanted voters to believe that if they elected him he would bring ...

Generosity cited

To the Journal editor:On Monday, my mom took my children and me out to eat at Country Grill in Ishpeming Township.When we received our food, a guy comes up to us and said, "I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas." We said, "The same to you."Then he goes, "Your entire meal is on me enjoy ...

Area thanked

To the Journal editor:First of all we way to say a big thank you to all of you who voted online for Marquette Alternative High School in our quest for $100,000.The Farmers Insurance Dream Big Grant Competition ended Nov. 30 and on Dec. 9, we were told that we had not won the grand prize. We did ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:I hope you read this so you will know how much we appreciate your turning in our blue notebook at Walmart.We got home and couldn't find it. It wasn't something that was expensive but we're trying to keep this one since it's the fourth one we've replaced. The others went ...

Support needed

To the Journal editor:We know that the holiday season can be a difficult time for families living with Alzheimer's. Caregiving responsibilities layered on top of keeping up with expectations of holiday traditions can take its toll on families living with Alzheimer's. It is normal to actively ...

Herod or Mary?

To the Journal editor:In an age where the "Christ" is rapidly vanishing from Christmas, many of us post-modern types believe that mankind has collectively evolved to the point where such archaic beliefs have little to do with our ability to discern good and evil.We have outgrown our need (we ...

Boathouse is OK

To the Journal editor:I find myself in agreement with the recent letters written supporting the decision of the Marquette City Commission to work with the rowing club to develop a boathouse and launching site for the use of the club and with access provided for non-rowing citizens.I have ...

People have power

To the Journal editor:I don't get it. Our Congress passed the $1.1 trillion funding bill that not one of our representatives had read, let alone thoughtfully considered in its entirety. The bill was 1,600 pages and contained numerous attachments. Any bill this huge is humanly impossible to ...

Count your blessings

To the Journal editor:This is always a good time of year to count the blessings you do have and remember that things could always be worse.My mother always said that to me when I was growing up and it was always true. Thanks for listening.Trudy SmitheMarquette

Project needed

To the Journal editor:So, the developers of this grand plan have succeeded in attracting funding from many sources, including $10,000 from the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.Would it be too much to ask that some of this money be spent immediately on the Washington Street frontage of ...

Faith restored

To the Journal editor:On Monday, the busiest mail day of the year, I was standing in line with about 16 postal patrons when I observed an act of kindness and the truest example of the Christmas spirit.An elderly lady, perhaps 85 years old, was mailing a poorly wrapped and misaddressed package. ...

Protests off base

To the Journal editor:How amazing it all is with the big uproar and protesting over the failure to indict the police officer who shot Mr. Brown in obvious self defense.I always thought our country was founded with the belief that self defense is OK. Anyone who watched the video from the police ...