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Letters To The Editor

Crafty people here

To the Journal editor:One of the many great things about Marquette is the sense of community that exists all through the year.This past month the Cheer Club has once again provided many wonderful gifts for the children in the community. Who doesn't remember the excitement of Christmas morning ...

Let voters decide

To the Journal editor:It seems ludicrous to me, and many persons that I have spoken with, that after all the decades-long work to remove undesirable structures adjacent to the shoreline in Marquette's Lower Harbor, that the city is supporting a warehouse's construction in the shadow of the only ...

Who gets credit?

To the Journal editor:I remember clearly during the last presidential campaign how Republican candidate Newt Gingrich viciously blamed president Obama for high gas prices.At that time, they were well above $4 per gallon. Gingrich wanted voters to believe that if they elected him he would bring ...

Generosity cited

To the Journal editor:On Monday, my mom took my children and me out to eat at Country Grill in Ishpeming Township.When we received our food, a guy comes up to us and said, "I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas." We said, "The same to you."Then he goes, "Your entire meal is on me enjoy ...

Area thanked

To the Journal editor:First of all we way to say a big thank you to all of you who voted online for Marquette Alternative High School in our quest for $100,000.The Farmers Insurance Dream Big Grant Competition ended Nov. 30 and on Dec. 9, we were told that we had not won the grand prize. We did ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor:I hope you read this so you will know how much we appreciate your turning in our blue notebook at Walmart.We got home and couldn't find it. It wasn't something that was expensive but we're trying to keep this one since it's the fourth one we've replaced. The others went ...

Support needed

To the Journal editor:We know that the holiday season can be a difficult time for families living with Alzheimer's. Caregiving responsibilities layered on top of keeping up with expectations of holiday traditions can take its toll on families living with Alzheimer's. It is normal to actively ...

Herod or Mary?

To the Journal editor:In an age where the "Christ" is rapidly vanishing from Christmas, many of us post-modern types believe that mankind has collectively evolved to the point where such archaic beliefs have little to do with our ability to discern good and evil.We have outgrown our need (we ...

Boathouse is OK

To the Journal editor:I find myself in agreement with the recent letters written supporting the decision of the Marquette City Commission to work with the rowing club to develop a boathouse and launching site for the use of the club and with access provided for non-rowing citizens.I have ...

People have power

To the Journal editor:I don't get it. Our Congress passed the $1.1 trillion funding bill that not one of our representatives had read, let alone thoughtfully considered in its entirety. The bill was 1,600 pages and contained numerous attachments. Any bill this huge is humanly impossible to ...

Count your blessings

To the Journal editor:This is always a good time of year to count the blessings you do have and remember that things could always be worse.My mother always said that to me when I was growing up and it was always true. Thanks for listening.Trudy SmitheMarquette

Project needed

To the Journal editor:So, the developers of this grand plan have succeeded in attracting funding from many sources, including $10,000 from the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.Would it be too much to ask that some of this money be spent immediately on the Washington Street frontage of ...

Faith restored

To the Journal editor:On Monday, the busiest mail day of the year, I was standing in line with about 16 postal patrons when I observed an act of kindness and the truest example of the Christmas spirit.An elderly lady, perhaps 85 years old, was mailing a poorly wrapped and misaddressed package. ...

Protests off base

To the Journal editor:How amazing it all is with the big uproar and protesting over the failure to indict the police officer who shot Mr. Brown in obvious self defense.I always thought our country was founded with the belief that self defense is OK. Anyone who watched the video from the police ...

Project a positive

To the Journal editor:Having been raised in Marquette, I returned to live here because of the city's unique attractions.Like so many others, I spend hours walking the bike path along the lake shore, enjoying the views and the atmosphere. The variety of boats on our waterfront surpasses any ...

Genders challenged

To the Journal editor:Gender equality is important, or so I'm told. When I was in high school, I did a research project on women's rights with most of my research coming from the book "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg.As I was volunteering at my school, the principal came over and made an extremely ...

Concept opposed

To the Journal editor:I applaud the intelligence and courage of the Sands Township Board in rejecting Bison Oil's proposal to build an oil refinery and electric power generating plant on the Sands plains in Marquette County. To those who feel "we need more information," no, its clear on the ...

Holiday event on tap

To the Journal editor:The Marquette Area Public School Foundation is once again sponsoring the Holiday Homecoming for graduates of the Marquette Area Schools.This is the third annual homecoming and is being held in response to alumni of Marquette Senior High School, Graveraet, J.D. Pierce and ...

Panel’s call cited

To the Journal editor: Those who oppose the boathouse want to make it a controversial project, Why? Isn't there enough controversy in this town - and world for that matter - to go around?The need to block the Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club boathouse and the statements in a recent front ...

Bottom line watched

To the Journal editor:Genetically modified organisms have been in our food supply for nearly twenty years with no documented health effects.Yet anti-GMO activists continue to push labeling initiatives on states around the country, including here in Michigan. They seem intent on foisting ...