Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor: Cancer Care benefit had much support

To the Journal editor: Red Fox Run Tuesday Ladies League along with Red Fox Run Golf Course (Gwinn) hosted their 17th annual golf out on Aug. 18 to support Cancer Care of Marquette County. Some 96 women showed up despite a cooler and windy day. The ladies enjoyed a great day of golf and ...

Climate change must be fixed

To the Journal editor: For seven years I flew emergency medical helicopters. A bleeding trauma victim needs two things; the bleeding must be stopped and blood must be transfused into the body. Both MUST be done. Our body of civilization has many climate wounds. They have names like ...

Disagrees with call for part-time Legislature

To the Journal editor: Part-time Legislature means a better form of government — Brian Calley, lieutenant governor of the state of Michigan. I respectfully disagree with the lieutenant governor. We need full-time lawmakers to assure that all branches of government do not assume excessive ...

Letters to the Editor: Thank you for 2017 Free the Music Fest

To the Journal editor: Before summer is over, I would like to remember a favorite event at Lakenenland Sculpture Park. The Free the Music Fest was back this year in style with a big thanks to those responsible for making it happen. Of course without the Lakenens, the festival wouldn’t even ...

Stop the bleeding

To the Journal editor: For seven years, I flew emergency medical helicopters. A bleeding trauma victim needs two things; the bleeding must be stopped and blood must be transfused into the body. Both MUST be done. Our body of civilization has many climate wounds. They have names like ...

Letters to the Editor: Recent weather calls for action

To the Journal Editor: The recent torrential rains and flooding in Texas associated with tropical storm Harvey highlight another threat posed by the warming associated with the build-up of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere and why urgent action to reduce these ...

Letters to the Editor: Beauty and peace at Park Cemetery

To the Journal editor: I’m writing this letter in regards to how well the city keeps the Park Cemetery looking beautiful. Paul Albert and his workers do a very good job maintaining the large area at the cemetery. I see many people walking and sitting on the benches that are all around ...

Letters to the Editor: Community makes educator proud

To the Journal editor: I moved to Marquette County last November to start a new position at the Marquette County Health Department working in suicide prevention. In the nine months that I have been in this position, I have worked in numerous communities across the Upper Peninsula that are ...

Letters to the Editor

Controversial talk about some statues ‘bugs’ reader To the Journal Editor: At this time of controversy over the political appropriateness of certain statues, I thought it was a good time to switch to something less controversial and describe a large statue of a bug! It’s located in ...

Letters to the Editor: GLRC supporters thanked

To the Journal Editor: On behalf of Great Lakes Recovery Centers, we would like to sincerely thank all the generous sponsors, donors and participants in the 10th annual GLRC Run/Walk for Recovery. This year’s event highlighted more than ever the need for expanded prevention and treatment ...

Letters to the Editor

Better research needed To the Journal editor: I just read in your Aug. 22 newspaper article from Will Weissert titled “Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is.” Now he brought up about Charlottesville, Va., and the backlash against those statues that represented the ...

First annual Harvest Festival went well

To the Journal editor: The first annual Partridge Creek Farm Harvest Festival went exceedingly well despite torrential rains all day on the day of the event. The Riders from RAD tour rode, the farmers and vendors set up shop, the chefs built beautiful creations with local meats and ...

Letters to the Editor: Showing support for nurses

To the Journal Editor: I am writing in response to the recent Mining Journal article “UPHS-Marquette nurses filing report with state.” I am so thankful to these nurses in Marquette for standing up for patient safety. Nurses are the frontline in patient care and taking care of our ...

Letters to the Editor: Trump’s comments on Charlottesville unacceptable

To the Journal editor: Donald Trump has repeatedly made absurd, irresponsible, and unacceptable comments and actions during the campaign for president and while president. His actions and statements in regards to Charlottsville, Virginia, has gone too far, even for him. To say that there ...

Letters to the editor: A little political history

To the Journal editor: A little political history. Richard Nixon and/or his campaign contacted the South Vietnamese delegation at the Paris Peace talks and convinced them to walk away from the negotiations saying that Nixon would be able to get them a better deal if he was elected ...

Community thanked for its generous support

To the Journal editor: Thank you to such a generous community! You brought us your rummage items, and when the sales started you came and shopped. Many people gave us cash donations that were more than their purchases were worth. The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter has such great ...

U.P. Regional Labor Federation rejects rhetoric

To the Journal editor: The U.P. Regional Labor Federation rejects the vile actions and rhetoric of the white supremacists who paraded their hatred and bigotry this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The hateful and violent acts of domestic terrorism should have no home in America. It calls ...

Gold Key Golf Outing a success

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Gold Key Golf Outing Committee would like to take a moment and thank all of the sponsors, donors, golfers, volunteers and Gentzs Homestead Golf Course for their help and support with the fifth annual Gold Key Golf Outing that was held on July 23 to ...

Diabetes benefit organizers thank supporters

To the Journal editor: Close to 100 swimmers and numerous kayakers participated in the 14th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes on Saturday, July 29. It was a perfect day for the 2.25-mile swim across Teal Lake and our newest event, the “Short-n-Sweet” 1/4-mile race. Dr. Michael ...

Letters to the Editor: Empire Mine closure impacts many

To the Journal Editor: As a miner laid off due to the Empire Mine closing, I take issue with the story about Project Empire. It was stated that the “exhaustion of iron ore and nickel in the near future is a reality”. There are large reserves of ore still available, it’s more of an ...