Letters To The Editor

Millage is OK

To the Journal editor: I am writing this editorial to stress to the Marquette voters the importance of voting yes on the sinking fund millage for the Marquette school district. There have been some misconceptions regarding this millage.This millage request is not a bond request for the ...

Fure was great

To the Journal editor:Thank you to Tret Fure for a great concert in support of the work of the Alzheimer's Association! We had a great turn out, and great support as always from the Marquette community, including many out of town fans!Thanks also to the Ore Dock Brewing Co., and the Marquette ...

Pamphlet insults

To the Journal editor:This letter was prompted by a mass mailing received this past week sent to St. Peter's parishioners.While I respect the right of an organization to have rules, the language and terminology the church uses in this pamphlet and mass mailing letter is unacceptable and speaks ...

Jesus loves all

To the Journal editor:Wally Tuccini's letter to the editor was wonderful.I, too, was born and raised a Catholic. Attended Catholic school until the eighth grade. Never once do I remember any teaching nor gospels proclaimed that Jesus said anything about homosexuality.I was taught that God was ...

NMU thanked

To the Journal editor:I would like to publically thank Northern Michigan University for working with our family to create a fitting and lasting memorial for Waino E. Wahtera, the result of which is the recently dedicated pavilion on the NMU campus that bears his name.This project originated ...

Backs MAPS millage

To the Journal editor:Fellow Community Members, I decided to send this heart-felt letter to the editor to you to let you know that I, as a 31-year dedicated teacher in the Marquette Area Public Schools district, hope to encourage you to vote yes in the upcoming millage.Having worked on several ...

Love the trucks

To the Journal editor:I am writing to mention a positive encounter which I have experienced nearly daily during the past month. I am referring to the M.J. VanDamme trucks which I see on Marquette County roads.The new trucks with double, side-dumping trailers are a sight to see. Despite hauling ...

Thanks given

To the Journal editor:While reading The Mining Journal one early summer day in 2013 my wife noticed an announcement placed by the Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center looking to assist a veteran with home repairs or improvements.As a World War II veteran who still lives at home with my ...

Bell has issues?

To the Journal editor:This week I received a letter from Bell Hospital that my physician will no longer be providing services at their medical facility.In the last year, no fewer than half a dozen well-liked and respected doctors with productive, long-standing practices have elected to leave ...

Supports Dr. Dan

To the Journal editor:There are few things more frustrating than when the government imposes new regulations on hardworking Americans which have a noticeable effect on their lives.Yet, once again, this is exactly what is happening. The EPA has taken it upon themselves to impose new restrictions ...

Supports church

To the Journal editor:As a member of St. Michael Church, I have been reflecting upon a challenge to church teaching by a member of our parish who is in a same sex commitment relationship.I have also been following other efforts to change Church moral teaching to be in line with secular culture ...

Anger voiced

To the Journal editor:After reading Jeff Prusi's scathing letter to the editor on the terrible threat our nation faces from the evil Tea Party, and those who ascribe to its views, I think I'll apply to the Koch Brothers for a check.Can we really get money for daring to express our opposition to ...

It’s still genocide

To the Journal editor:President Carter raised a stir by titling his book, "Peace Not Apartheid." When I read it almost 10 years ago, it opened my eyes to a situation that I, like most Americans, had avoided. Since then I've been to Israel/Palestine, read extensively and struggled with what the ...

Supports millage

To the Journal editor:I am writing to persuade all Powell Township voters to vote yes on Aug. 5 for the renewal of the requested Powell Township School millage proposal. Without the renewal, Powell Township School will have a hard time surviving.All schools in Michigan are asking for a renewal ...

Pemble challenged

To the Journal editor:In his July 13 guest op-ed, Charles Pemble outlines why he's tired of the public outcry surrounding Mr. Brown's "ouster from liturgical ministry."He misses (or ignores) an important issue which is likely a source of some of the "armchair theologian" feedback. It is not an ...

Big Bang explained

To the Journal editor:We all have what we call imagination. Let's go back to where mine starts. Matter that can be changed into energy, also energy into matter. I'm going to walk you through where we all started to where we are at now. Matter welded itself together.One day it broke apart and ...

Charter upping fees

To the Journal editor:Charter Cable has just informed its customers that it is changing to an all-digital format and that we now need a box for each TV that is hooked up. We are allowed one box for free for one year and then have to pay 6.99 for each box thereafter.Charter tells us that they ...

Position challenged

To the Journal editor:The recent Mining Journal column by Jackie Stark concerning the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case is a classic example of numerous ad hominem logical fallacies. Arguments attacking a person-instead of an idea, viewpoint, or opinion-are the weakest and most ...

Thanks for honesty

To the Journal editor:A great big thank you to the kind gentleman who returned my purse from the cart to Jubilee on the morning of the Fourth of July. It is gratifying to know there are still honest people in the world.PAT?HILLNEGAUNEE

God’s standards really do matter

To the Journal editor:Concerning our friends at St. Michael's parish, it is too bad we can't make church into whatever pleases us. But, it is Christ's Church because He paid for it. He also (not people) set the standards for conduct and He has determined that certain behaviors will keep us ...