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Letters To The Editor

Benefit benefitted

To the Journal editor:The outpouring of love that was shown for Alisha and our family on Oct. 19 at the Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery (For the Love for Lisha benefit) was overwhelming and extremely touching.Special thanks to Terry and Kristi Doyle, owners of the Vierling, for ...

Motives questioned

To the Journal editor:So the Eagle Mine has set its eyes on 40 more acres of state land on the Yellow Dog Plains (Oct. 30 article by John Pepin), for geological exploration and supposedly not for a new mine.This exploration is, as Eagle Mine spokesman Dan Blondeau explains, "part of our ...

Chose to serve

To the Journal Editor: I wish to take exception with Therese Scram, (who wrote a guest) op-ed Nov. 2. I do not take exception with most of her opinions or obvious political leanings; those are hers and her right. However, I do take exception to her statement in the fifth paragraph of the op-ed, ...

Vets Day every day

To the Journal editor:On Veterans Day we celebrate the service, sacrifice, and enduring achievements of almost 22 million living Americans who served our nation in uniform - at home and abroad - during times of both war and peace.On the 11th day of the 11th month, as we have in so many years ...

Students assisted

To the Journal editor:I would like to thank the wonderful students of American Graffiti House of Van Antwerp Hall for taking time to rake my yard this past Saturday morning. My husband had hip surgery and we certainly appreciated the help.The students went on to rake three more yards after ...

Joey is missed

To the Journal editor:My world was torn apart Oct. 25. I was enjoying the beautiful afternoon visiting my parents' house with my two Boston terriers and two of my cousin's dogs.Little did I know a nightmare lurked a short distance away.Until this day my dogs always stayed on my parents' ...

Team effort

To the Journal editor:The Sandy Knoll School Association recently held its annual fall leaf-raking event, in conjunction with Northern Michigan University's Make a Difference Day. We would like to thank the many people who came out to remove approximately 10 million leaves from the elementary ...

Difference made

To the Journal editor:Thank you for Let's Make A Difference Day. We had a nice group of ambitious rakers: Victoria, Haily, Chris, Casey and Sebastian.What a nice group of workers! Thanks again.

Rate hike opposed

To the Journal editor:My purpose in writing is to address the probable rate increase in electric rates from our cooperative, Cloverland Electric.I am certainly not happy about the huge increase in rates but I take issue with those who are holding our utility accountable for it. If our ...

New policy needed

To the Journal editor:In a political landscape that is increasingly and alarmingly steeped in bitter and petty partisanship, there is one issue that Republicans and Democrats should be working together on because Michiganders of all political affiliations understand its importance: A ...

Stupak cited

To the Journal editor:(Recently) I read an article supporting Cannon. Nothing wrong with that, is there? And then, I got to thinking about my insurance when I worked for the phone company.When I got sick or needed some dental work or the old eyes were diminishing somewhat, I went to the proper ...

Mining questioned

To the Journal editor:Mentioned in a previously published letter of mine, concerning once and future mining on the Yellow Dog Plains was that the state of Michigan should level with taxpayers and landowners of Marquette County about the extent of this mining.I would encourage anyone that has ...

Safety needs here

To the Journal editor:A situation involving emergency access to homes in Alger County's Laughing Whitefish Point development in Onota Township could be a problem for residents elsewhere as well.Access to homes and other structures is critical to emergency responders. Life and property are on ...

Boathouse wrong

To the Journal editor:We want to thank Commissioner Sara Cambensy for standing alone in opposition to allowing a boathouse to be built on the shore at Founders Landing.What started as a proposal for a modest open air pavilion next to the current concrete structure has turned into a nearly 6,000 ...

Up on Sawyer

To the Journal editor:Sawyer can offer a valuable resource for a remodeling class 101. There must be some developer, lending bank or home owner that would be happy to unload an empty house for the cause and declare it a donation on their taxes instead of paying the property tax, insurance and ...

Shocking failure

To the Journal editor:The problem with vested interests is vested interest.The problem of power supply in the Upper Peninsula actually has been present but unseen for a many years. The seeds of this were planted decades ago. They were fertilized and grew without much thought about what kind of ...

Restaurants thanked

To the Journal editor:Every year I solicit restaurants and food eateries in our area for different benefits and I just wanted to publically give them a huge thank-you!I am honored to say I belong in this industry and am humbled by the generosity bestowed to me.This year I solicited local ...

Bad act cited

To the Journal editor:More uninformed bias in the letters page. The latest is a real gasser from a Mr. Davie. Why does not the person in his letter have health insurance, if their work provides it?Otherwise why would he ask at work if it covered? If their work does not provide it and the ...

HF gala success

To the Journal editor:The Superior Health Foundation staff and Board of Directors offer their sincerest thanks to 22 event sponsors, dozens of prize donors and all of our guests for making the 2014 Superior Health Foundation Annual Gala a resounding success.The SHF, along with gala partner ...

Don’t blame Islam

To the Journal editor:Walter Williams as a columnist has written at length about a need to destroy the so-called Islamic State, and blasted the west for a lack of resolve to do so.That may be true and we may need to uproot this organization before it turns its mind to us, but the way he does so ...