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Letters To The Editor

Money being wasted

According to Save the Wild U.P.'s attorney Michelle Halley, "A groundwater discharge permit is the wrong tool with which to regulate this discharge. It is undisputed that the water leaving the mine ultimately ends up in springs and rivers and Lake Superior. The permit needed is a Clean Water ...

Time to crack down

It saddens me to see what is going on in the great Upper Peninsula. The growing problem of all the people making meth up here is terrible.In today's Mining Journal it said 50 meth labs bused in the U.P. since January and this is only June. That's five months, people. First thing I have to say ...

Congrats going out

Congratulations to Coach Randy Carlson and Assistant Coaches John Anderson, Bryon "Cubby" Nelson, Rosalie Anderson and Nicole Richer on a great season for Negaunee High School softball girls fastpitch team.Great job to two seniors: Adena Anderson and Nicole Carlson. I am glad to be your team ...

Safety foremost

To the Journal editor:Recently, The Mining Journal published an editorial concerning potential hazards to those who use Marquette's waterfront. Their comments were spot-on.As summer approaches, it's critical that everyone using our beaches and lakes take the time to understand what precautions ...

Flag disposal info

To the Journal editor:Worn, faded or torn American flags should be disposed of in a proper manner, in a solemn, respectful burning ceremony, preferably by a veterans organization.Lillian Larson (Greenwood) American Legion Post No. 114, 3050 Marquette County Road 496, Ishpeming, can assist in ...

More info needed

To the Journal editor:Numerous news reports over the past few years have quoted Eagle Mine personnel saying that the mine's treated discharge water protects the environment because it meets the EPA's "drinking water standards."Drinking water standards are set based on known effects of ...

Beware Walker

To the Journal editor:A brief item in the Sports section of the Mining Journal on May 27 mentioned: "... following a closed-door meeting in Gov. Scott Walker's Capitol conference room they (Milwaukee leaders and the President of the Milwaukee Bucks) were optimistic that a deal (to pay for a ...

What bang?

To the Journal editor:It's not science that I have a problem with but the worship of it. Americans today have placed so much faith in this upstart religion that they're willing to haphazardly toss both history and culture to the curb whenever another "theory" comes along.Case in point: Even ...

Pantry benefited

To the Journal editor:"Helping Us to Help Others"The Negaunee St. Vincent de Paul food bank would like to thank the local Negaunee businesses for all the time put forth to plan the "Spring Fling" for the benefit of the Negaunee Saint Vincent de Paul food pantry on April 25.We would also like to ...

Road to nowhere

To the Journal editor:State Senator Tom Casperson's recent statement that he would support disclosure of the financial backer of the Marquette County Road 595 lawsuit if opponents would do the same, seems to be a devious effort to obscure the real issue.The real concern is that a single ...

Wolves the variable

To the Journal editor:Over the past weeks, we have all heard the same old comments, "Where are all the deer?"The Michigan Department of Natural Resources blames the hard winters and a multitude of other factors.They have commissioned a 6-year predator prey study. I have heard the last three ...

Hitler and Stalin?

To the Journal editor:This is about a dirty subject, involving prostitution, sex-tourism, pornography, sex addiction, and adults having sex with defenseless minors. For anyone interested in a cause, consider the group Shared Hope International.As per the United Nations, each year, tens of ...

Feeding families

To the Journal editor:The members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul want to thank the U.S. Postal Service employees and the citizens of the Marquette area for supporting the recent post office sponsored food drive.We greatly appreciate your donations of canned foods and the extra work ...

Solutions sought

To the Journal editor:In light of the overwhelming defeat of Michigan's ballot Proposal 1, it is obvious that both the state legislature and our governor's office badly miscalculate the mood of the electorate in regards to adding more tax burden to our citizens.The proposal was cumbersome and ...

Military matters

To the Journal editor:I hope this isn't too late to get in before Memorial Day because what I have to say is important, I think.I served in the U.S. armed forces/military after the Korean (War) but a little bit before the war in Vietnam. I did my duty like a lot of other young fellows did their ...

Military matters

To the Journal editor:I hope this isn't too late to get in before Memorial Day because what I have to say is important, I think.I served in the U.S. armed forces/military after the Korean (War) but a little bit before the war in Vietnam. I did my duty like a lot of other young fellows did their ...

Battling cancer

To the Journal editor:(Recently) I joined cancer patients, survivors and caregivers from across Michigan in Lansing to urge the Legislature to make cancer a top state priority.I asked lawmakers to increase funding for comprehensive cancer control and the state's tobacco prevention and cessation ...

Food delivered

To the Journal editor:Thank you hardly seems enough to say to the people who recently held food drives which filled the shelves of our food pantry.We, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ishpeming, do thank you for all the work you did when collecting the food.We are grateful to the ...

Policies lamented

To the Journal editor:The story about the two French girls riding their bikes through Marquette on their way across Canada reminded me that only in America do we tear down our heritage.The two home towns of the French girls have store fronts over 400 years old. What do we have? Kaye and ...

Meeting success

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Area Historical Sociegty wishes to thank the many local volunteers as well as Paul and Sandra Arsenault of the old Gossard building; Tom West of the U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum; Negaunee Historical Society; Sarah Kiszka and ...