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Stutzman: Lesson from the Little Drummer Boy

December 9, 2013 It’s time for Christmas music! I actually started listening to it weeks ago but now it’s officially OK. When I was in band in school my favorite pieces to play were of the Christmas variet. more »»

Editorial: Week ahead could be crucial for farm bill

December 6, 2013 Could it be in a few weeks that the price of a gallon of gas looks like a bargain when compared to the cost of a gallon of milk? That could be the case unless Congress can reach an agreement soon on... more »»

Speer: Boeing turning point for local cooperation

December 6, 2013 Mention Boeing in these parts and likely you still will evoke some pretty pleasant emotions from residents. more »»

Editorial: U.S. casino debate began in region

December 5, 2013 Even those who live there would probably describe Vanderbilt as a “quiet” or “sleepy” type of community. more »»

Krawczak: One small change makes a difference

December 2, 2013 If there was one small change you could make that has potential to have a serious positive impact on the economic success of the area would you agree to give it a shot? Assuming you answered yes,... more »»

Editorial: More confusion from new health care act

November 29, 2013 Reading provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act reminds us a good bit of trying to work a Rubik’s Cube — it can result in lots and lots of frustration. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 29, 2013 World's Fairs Q. Reader Brenda Hawkins would like to know more about World's Fairs. A. more »»

Speer: Pope an inspiration to all Christians

November 29, 2013 This weekend marks the beginning of Advent for Christians around the world. It is a time of anticipation and preparation for the birth of Jesus. more »»

Take time to enjoy the season

November 28, 2013 It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. Christmas trees need trimmed, gifts need purchased and cookies need baked. more »»

Editorial: Today we give thanks

November 27, 2013 It was 393 years ago the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, and the next year they celebrated their first harvest in the new world. Because of those brave people, a new life and country was in its infancy. more »»

Gray: What is on your bucket list?

November 25, 2013 What is on your bucket list? What are the experiences that you really want to have before the end of your life — from seeing a Broadway play, to swimming in the ocean, to visiting in the Grand... more »»

Stutzman: Finish off a community of thankfulness, K through Z

November 25, 2013 We’re continuing our alphabet soup of thankfulness with part 2 of our community list. more »»

Editorial: Several similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy

November 22, 2013 Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy always have been two of our country’s favorites. more »»

Speer: Levin voice of reason in Senate vote

November 22, 2013 Political frustration should never equate to political foolishness. Unfortunately, for U.S. more »»

Murch: Alpena, quite simply, is a place to be

November 22, 2013 This year has been an interesting one for Alpena residents. more »»

Krawczak: We want more happy people

November 18, 2013 I was riding back from a road trip when the person I was traveling with brought up the topic of happiness at work. She said people often comment that she seems very happy at her job. more »»

Editorial: Good luck hunters, and keep it safe

November 15, 2013 We wish for area hunters a safe and productive deer season beginning today. more »»

Editorial: County budget an early Christmas lump of coal

November 15, 2013 What? Huh? One minute you’re driving on Easy Street and the next, you’re on Skid Row driving a vehicle held together by baling wire. more »»

Speer: Let’s get back to a real Thanksgiving

November 15, 2013 Call me old fashioned if you like, but I believe Thanksgiving should be a time for family, reflection and tradition. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 15, 2013 Dark at noon Q. An "unanswered question" listed in a previous column was, "In the middle of one day in the early 1940s, why did it get very dark?" A. more »»



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