Letters To The Editor

VFW says thanks

To the Journal editor:The Ishpeming Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4573 would like to thank the community for their support of the Tuesday lunches held this summer.The lunch program will be discontinued for the fall/winter season and we are planning on doing it again next summer.For the ...

Upgrade not needed

To the Journal editor:Following are my comments and questions in regard to a recent Mining Journal article and editorial about a so-called upgrade of Lakeshore Boulevard in Marquette.First of all, I would note that I have been active about concerns along our lakeshore for a number of years and ...

Wants lower taxes

To the Journal editor:I don't know about anyone else in Marquette Township but as a resident, I'd like to see my property taxes go down by .85 mills, not up an additional .65 mills for 15 years. Like most people, my wages have not kept pace with the cost of living.One trip to the grocery store ...

Doing dirty work

To the Journal editor:We should not supply arms to the Syrian rebels to fight the ISIS until we know them better. We have already given millions of American dollars for military support in Iraq, but nothing in return.For years, we have given away billions of dollars to the rich Saudi Arabian ...

Kids say thanks

To the Journal editor:The seventh-grade students at Aspen Ridge Middle School wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support in the class trip to Clear Lake Education Center on Sept. 17-19:- Jennifer Huetter and E.J. Kutchie (Cliffs Natural Resources)- Meagan Morrison ...

Sentences unjust

To the Journal editor:After the U.S. Supreme Court declared mandatory life without parole sentences imposed on youth 18 and under violated the 8th Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, our Legislature went to work to bring Michigan into compliance.It passed a law affecting youth ...

Kipling efforts noted

To the Journal editor:For the past 11 years, Kurt Kipling has taken a week of his personal vacation to bring the Skerbeck Carnival to downtown Ishpeming. Several months before its arrival, Kurt is busy getting the posters and banners printed, the advertising, and the city permits in place.When ...

Political lies harm

To the Journal editor: Recently, I turned on the television to see an attack ad against our congressman, U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls.This ad features a local waitress who claims that Dr. Dan voted to end Medicare. It's funny to me that the Democrats are still using this worn-out ...

Mind your dogs

To the Journal editor:Owning a pet requires responsibility which includes doing everything possible to keep it from harm. Sometimes bad things happen. Forget to close a gate and your pet can escape, become lost or get struck by a car.So far this year, wolves have killed eight dogs and injured ...

Foreign policy mess

To the Journal editor:U.S. foreign policy, be it just about any administration, is full of hypocrisy, bad policies, has ruined and is ruining our culture and the infrastructure is deteriorating, with roads, bridges, the school system and global warming in chaos if not spiraling downward, not to ...

Climate change worries? Ban fracking on federal lands

As world leaders get ready to gather in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit, it's time to take stock of how the United States is meeting its own climate challenges.While the UN has the power to help forge a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities, ...

Recovery credited

To The Journal editor:Bell Hospital and Marquette General Hospital, thank you for each and every morning that my wife is still with me.Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, I took my wife to the Bell Walk-in Clinic because she wasn't feeling well. The physician's assistant on duty asked a few ...

And justice for all

To the Journal editor:The furor over the Ray Rice domestic violence case is indicative of the fragility of our judicial system and by extension, the civility of our society as a whole. In our representative republic, we elect representatives who pass laws, ideally, based on a valid moral code, ...

Finn on display

To the Journal editor: I would like to thank everyone who was at my 35th anniversary of the Finnish language classes this past Monday evening in Ishpeming. I am so humbled to realize how many people came to celebrate.I am thankful for all of my students who year after year come back to school ...

Event successful

To the Journal editor:Close to 90 swimmers and kayakers participated in the 11th Annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes. Early morning thunderstorms had scared a few off but the clouds opened up and it ended up being the perfect day for the 2.25 mile swim across Teal Lake.Participants and ...

Race was success

To the Journal editor:Thank you! Thank you Marquette Marathon and half marathon organizing race committee and race director Jeri Mommaerts for putting together a quality running event which showcased the beauty of Marquette County.Thank you to the cities of Ishpeming, Negaunee, townships of ...

Hate sin, devil

To the Journal editor:Has this nation become soft on sin? It appears to me that in the last generation we have become soft on sin.When I first heard that two people of the same sex could marry I was appalled as were at least 80 percent of Americans. The percentage has now changed to around ...

Cash rules, always

To the Journal editor:As we creep toward the November midterms and our news sources are again filled with the perennial charade of Democrats and Republicans fighting for control of the Senate and House, the sad reality is that although we get to vote for these people they really don't represent ...

Life is choice

To the Journal editor:A July 27 letter claimed that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. I've heard this bumper sticker wisdom more times than I care to."In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ...

Mutts were strutted

To the Journal editor:The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter's ninth annual Strut Your Mutt 2014 Charity Walk for Homeless Animals held Sept. 6 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park was a huge success, raising $22,900 thanks to the outstanding support from our wonderful community.Dogs and their ...