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Letters To The Editor

Big mess brewing

To the Journal editor:The Peter White Public Library closing on Sundays is just the tip of the iceberg facing Marquette and surrounding townships.Local corporations and big box stores are appealing their tax assessments to the Michigan Tax Tribunal and winning millions of dollars in future tax ...

Wolves on prowl

To the Journal editor:Here is a wolf story. Situated in a rural Alger County area this retired couple report the killing of more than 50 whitetail deer by the gray wolf near their home.They report the wolf average about three deer a night and eat only the liver and the heart. The latest report ...

Maintain Teal Lake

To the Journal editor:Although I am not from Negaunee, I would like to say something about letting motors on Teal Lake. In the summer I go canoeing and kayaking on the lake.I enjoy it because it is quiet and I don't have motor boats and wave runners to put up with. If you hug the north edge ...

‘View’ questioned

To the Journal editor:The leading Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker, thinks battling school teachers in Wisconsin is the equivalent to fighting terrorist in the Middle East.I wonder if Scott can see Russia from the capital of Wisconsin?

Preparing for worst

To the Journal editor:I love Marquette. I love the Peter White Public Library. I've devoted a considerable portion of my professional life to helping make the library and the city such a great place in which to live and grow up.It is within this context that I read the Feb. 25 Guest op-ed ...

Read fine print

To the Journal editor:From time to time an article appears in Michigan newspapers titled, "How They voted." Everyone should read it. Just last week our Lansing lawmakers voted to take money from the educational fund to relieve a budget shortfall caused by tax cuts to businesses.Why ever did we ...

Supports orphanage

To the Journal editor:I just read the article about the possibility of developing the historic orphanage to affordable living spaces, maybe a few condos? This is the orphanage that we, as children, used to visit to see if we could play with the orphansI plan to move from Georgia to Marquette ...

Time to act

To the Journal editor:The threat to global security in the 21st century is here. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as I.S.I.L. or I.S.I.S., is on the march.They now have control of roughly half of Syria, as well as a sizable portion of Iraq. Sympathizers from other countries are ...

Preserve Teal Lake

To the Journal editor:Teal Lake is the treasure of Negaunee. Opening the lake up to motorized boats and vehicles is not the way to improve the commerce or tax revenue of our city.Negaunee City Councilman Nick Visser is incorrect in thinking that Teal Lake "sits there empty year-round." ...

Swick thanked

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank Swick Home Services of Marquette for all the great smiles they made here at Snowberry Heights.They went door to door handing out a long-stemmed red rose and a Happy Valentine's Day. It was so nice to be thought about on a holiday by a business.Thank ...

Event successful

To the Journal editor:On behalf of the Ishpeming Ski Club, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 128th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at the Suicide Hill Ski Bowl successful.From the volunteers that spent countless hours behind the scenes preparing for the event to the hundreds of ...

Smart kids here

To the Journal editor:My name is Asa Naigus and I am in fifth grade at North Star Academy.Every Wednesday, we do an assignment called "Current Events." We find an article in the newspaper or online and we reflect on what we read. I do my assignment on articles I find in your newspaper every ...

Journal thanked

To the Journal editor:Thanks to The Mining Journal and Smart Saver sponsors! While looking through the paper I was checking out the certificates in the Smart Savers section.I had purchased three pairs of jeans and there was a certificate to have three pairs on jeans shortened for the price of ...

Dump ‘dark stores’

To the Journal editor:Well, it's started. The writing was on the wall, but I wasn't expecting to personally feel the effects quite so quickly.I have been a regular participant in Sunday programs at the library, but that's over, thanks to some corporation. And I know that this is only the ...

Taxes are needed

To the Journal editor:It's bad news that the library hours at Peter White Public Library have to be curtailed. And it's also bad news that there's a line between reduction in library services and Duke LifePoint, as well as other big box retailers in the Marquette area.Peter White Public Library ...

Christians attacked

To the Journal editor:I was very disturbed when I watched the news today. It said there are over 320 Christians murdered every day. Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today.Christianity was a faith born out of persecution. ISIS is wiping out Christians in the Middle ...

Sinners repent

To the Journal editor:Brothers and sisters, lovers of peace and freedom, hearken unto my words. Our country is being dismantled, our rights trodden down, and our people are hurting.We have inalienable natural rights given to us by God Himself. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of ...

Let’s support kids

To the Journal editor:Mining Journal Staff Writer Mary Wardell's recent two-part series in The Mining Journal on child poverty in our state and region points out an epidemic that has increased by 35 percent over the last six years and looks like it's getting worse.State and local agency and ...

Harrop missed point

Harrop missed pointTo the Journal editor:Every time (national columnist) Froma Harrop ventures into the subject of economics, she demonstrates how little she knows.She should be listening to economist Peter Morici instead of dissing him because he sometimes appears on Fox; (I have seen him on ...

Road not needed

To the Journal editor:Have we asked ourselves who will benefit financially if Marquette County Road 595 is built? The special interests and private individuals who are paying for the lawsuit, perhaps?Proponents claim that the EPA is playing politics, but Jim Iwanicki's Washington testimony ...