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Letters To The Editor

Focus on economic development

To the Journal editor: I received in my mailbox a petition to “Save Our Michigamme Pocket Park.” The petition mentions that there are negative impacts to the community if the public lake access is sold away. I don’t believe that to be a true statement because there is no parking, no ...

Renewable energy a positive

To the Journal editor: As a physicist/engineer, I have been impressed with some of the ingenious adaptations of renewable energy, primarily wind and solar. What I fear most, however, is politicians or government will interfere and try to cram a square peg into a round hole where renewables ...

Vinnies thanks Meijer store

To the Journal editor: The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry of the Marquette District would like to express our thank you for the donation from the Meijer store of Marquette. This generous donation of food gift cards are the result of the 2019 Simply Give Spring campaign offered through Meijer ...

Correction to previous letter

To the Journal editor: In a letter last week, I mistakenly commented that the price the Marquette Board of Light and Power pays for natural gas will be doubling in January. Mr. Carpenter, BLP director, kindly called me and advised that it was a transport fee that was increasing and not the ...

Equality has taken hit

To the Journal editor: Immigrants, refugees, migrants, what’s the difference and why do we fear, or (be) made to fear them? They are all leaving their country of birth for many reasons and causes such as climate change, colonialism, and foreign policies that support of tyrants, dictators, ...

Table tennis players grateful

To the Journal editor: The Marquette Table Tennis Association would like to extend a sincere thank you to Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson and his team for their efforts in restoring the Wright Street tennis and pickleball courts. Use of the courts will help promote the ...

Time to go solar!

To the Journal editor: One major item from the budget review hearing at the Marquette Board of Light and Power board meeting Tuesday afternoon: the price BLP will pay for natural gas starting Jan. 1 will be double the current rate. Double. I have it on good authority that energy from the ...

Foreign policy shouldn’t mean war

To the Journal editor: How did we as a Nation become so shallow? Why would we willingly sacrifice yet another generation of service members to be physically and mentally maimed while protecting a pampered, dictatorial middle eastern kingdom? Is it simply so we can save a nickle or a dime at ...

First responders key

To the Journal editor: How much do you really love your family, neighbors, community? I was in the need of our First Responders this past week and am so grateful that we are one of the few communities that still has a first responder EMS unit. As I served with our volunteer first ...

Outlanders doing great job

To the Journal editor: I sometimes find it difficult to support local businesses when I can order products online at reasonable prices and have them in a matter of days. But I find utilizing local businesses who provide excellent service and good quality products is certainly something I ...

Letters to the editor

He’s 82 and living it up To the Journal editor: I read about the 67-year-old man who’s dreading living in an assisted living facility. I suggest he wake up to the rest of his life. I’m 15 years older than him. I have no worries about old age. I just celebrated my 82nd birthday with a ...

Mind that slippery slope, America

To the Journal editor: Picture this! A gun, hanging on display in a sporting goods store just waiting and hoping that someone will come in and buy it so it can go out and kill someone. Don’t laugh! There are hundreds of politicians, members of Congress and a dozen presidential candidates ...

Saudis take care of themselves

To the Journal editor: Maybe it’s time for the monarchy in Saudi Arabia to spend some of their billions on their own military and stop counting on the U.S. to bail them out.

Neighbor helping neighbor is best

To the Journal editor: Recently in the news for our local area (was) the demolition of the Kirkwood Block in Negaunee, a house fire in Ishpeming and senior center eviction because of building quality and so on. Two aging towns, declining population, relying on an industry that is finite, ...

Help Mother Earth

To the Journal editor: Have you been following the saga of Greta Thunberg? She is the diminutive 16-year-old who just sailed across the Atlantic in what might be called a modern Viking ship. She, like her forebears, is well armed. Instead of a broadsword and a battle axe, she is armed with ...

Hats off to Sterling Schultz

To the Journal editor: I read the story about the “appreciation day” for the Republic Veterans Memorials’ donors, and to those of us whose names are up on this Wall. (I happen to belong to both of the above mentioned.) Back a couple of years ago when the story about a Veterans ...

Benson should speed up branch wait times

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson campaigned on a promise that the wait in line at Secretary of State branch offices would be no longer than 30 minutes, and she had a slate of good ideas to make it happen. Now, in her eighth month in office, wait times are consistently worse than ...

Trump not the one

To the Journal editor: Donald Trump calls himself “the chosen one” and applauds the suggestion that he is like a “King of Israel” and a “second coming of God.” The foot soldiers in his war against women, immigrants and people of color chant “lock her up” and “send her ...

Roads still bad

To the Journal editor: I have a question. All the money that is being spent on the roundabouts in the city of Marquette and Marquette Township. Wouldn’t all that money have been better spent to, and a quote Gov. Gretchen Whitmer here, “Fix the damn roads?”

Letter cited

To the Journal editor: Mr. Anderson, you are inaccurate in accusing me that I “ignore all the other ways innocent and vulnerable life is taken or harmed (and) is not in keeping with being a Christian.” I am active in many ministries beyond “merely” abortion, but I believe the death of ...