Letters To The Editor

Remember to vote

To the Journal editor:This Labor Day we celebrate all who make this country run and the incredible achievements of America's workers.But we also should recognize that despite our sweat, our sacrifice and our innovation, too many families are struggling and unable to get by. This hasn't happened ...

Support appreciated

To the Journal editor:The Lake Bancroft Committee wants the public to know of our gratitude for the vital assistance provided by A. Lindberg & Sons to the Lake Bancroft Project.Lindberg made a float for our pump, changed connectors on our floc hog tubes, and generously provided loaned ...

Keep on keepin’ on

To the Journal editor:I would like to respond to A.J. Morois, and to express appreciation to the brave souls recently who have admitted to "daily struggles" with problems ranging from depression to addiction. You are far from alone in finding modern life a significantly difficult challenge. ...

Alternative energy

To the Journal editor:As residents of the Upper Peninsula, we often forget how amazing our Great Lakes are.In fact, they're so great that they create the biggest lake system on the planet, containing 6 quadrillion gallons, or one-fifth of the world's fresh water supplies. Their total shoreline ...

Beauty cited

To the Journal editor:I appreciated the story about the women who maintain the gardens at Park Cemetery in Marquette.I chose my husband's plot in early spring so I didn't know there was a beautiful garden that would come to life right near his grave.As it turns out, I am one of the people who ...

Treat teachers right

To the Journal editor:A recent review I read of the book "Building Better Teachers" begins by reminding us that half of all teachers are "on the brink" of retirement. And on the front end, about half of all new teachers quit within five years. The reviewer helped me see that, Marquette - we ...

Think U.P. power

To the Journal editor:Fellow Yoopers, as we see more and more power lines cutting across country, bleeding our juice deeper and deeper into a national grid has it occurred to anybody that we are becoming ever more dependent and likely to be cut off if, for any reason you can imagine, problems ...

News wasn’t good

To the Journal editor:Great news? I received my cable bill today, along with the many mailing for the last month stating "Great News," your cable is going 100 percent digital"Great news for who? Surely they cannot mean the consumer who is paying high prices to receive cable now.And on top of ...

Someone who knows

To the Journal editor:As an advocate for the mentally ill, realizing our culture is in a time when recent coverage around Robin's William's death could become a teachable moment, I have deep concern around media happenings of late.It was reported that Robin Williams committed suicide. Extremely ...

Bottle was litter

To the Journal editor:On Aug. 12, I read an article in The Mining Journal about an Upper Peninsula girl who tossed a bottle with a note inside into Lake Superior.I am sure many people would think this was something spectacular that after seven years she received a response to her note.My first ...

Education’s goals?

To the Journal editor:At least once every month, it seems, we hear some news item about how poorly our schools and students are faring.We're falling behind in math and science; graduates lack basic life/job skills such as communication, critical thinking, and data analysis; and so forth. And ...

Time for kittens

To the Journal editor:UPAWS does a wonderful job providing a place for animals in our area. I can't say enough good things about them.Unfortunately, it's kitten time again this year at UPAWS! People need to be responsible when owning animals. Spaying or neutering your animals is the right and ...

Daily struggles

To the Journal editor:I was born in 1984, in Menominee, Michigan. I lived most of my life between Menominee and Colorado.The reason I decided to write this is to shed light on the ongoing problem of addiction throughout the Upper Peninsula.I was introduced to substances at the age of 15. A ...

Worries about Cliffs

To the Journal editor:I am astounded that I have not read any comments in The Mining Journal by staff or readers of the Journal concerning the recent happenings at ... Cliffs (Natural Resources).A New York-based hedge fund buys 5.2 percent of Cliffs stock, then manages to put six people on the ...

Avoid sin

To the Journal editor:Jesus tells what it will be like on earth before He returns. He said it would be "as in the days of Noah." In Genesis 6:5, Noah's day, "the wickedness of man was very great in the earth" and "every imagination of the thoughts was only evil continuously." In chapter 6, ...

Supports Israel

To the Journal editor:I just finished reading an letter to the editor written by John Hognisto. I agreed 100 percent.I missed the article by Sarah Redmond so I tried to figure it out.She should read Genesis 16+17,-21-25. Here she will find out exactly what happened to Ishmael and Isaac and how ...

Supports Israel

To the Journal editor:I just finished reading an letter to the editor written by John Hognisto. I agreed 100 percent.I missed the article by Sarah Redmond so I tried to figure it out.She should read Genesis 16+17,-21-25. Here she will find out exactly what happened to Ishmael and Isaac and how ...

Much music made

To the Journal editor:On the evening of Aug. 9 at the Presque Isle Band Shell, the inaugural Upper Peninsula Community Band performed for an enthusiastic crowd of over 700 music lovers.With a quest to keep live performances of band music in the forefront the Negaunee City Band, the Marquette ...

Writer responds

To the Journal editor:It seems as though I have hurt someone's feelings with my scathing letter. Sorry but if you don't want to be called a hypocrite, don't align yourself with hypocrites.The conservative right is hypocritical on so many levels. Let's just start with fiscal policy. Tell me, Mr. ...

Love those cars

To the Journal editor:I'm writing in regards to the true car guys, the weekend warriors who can take a dead car body and bring it back to life into something special, not the guys who buy vintage cars and take them to car shows expecting to win something.We have a lot of talented people in our ...