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Veterans responsible for making this country great

November 8, 2014 This is the time of year to take an extra moment and thank a veteran. more »»

Surprising vote by union-rich area

November 8, 2014 Earlier this year my wife and I visited family and friends back in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 8, 2014 Coins on a soldier's grave Q. Reader Sarah Schnell asks about the custom of putting coins on the graves of soldiers who have died. A. A quote from the Internet (libertycoinandcurrenc. more »»

Shattering the myths of hospice

November 8, 2014 Matt Magee recently had the experience of a lifetime. A diehard rock-and-roll fan, the 56-year-old was able to attend a concert featuring his favorite band, Alice in Chains, in Mt. Pleasan. more »»

Region loses a strong advocate

November 7, 2014 Northern Michigan lost a crusader last Friday with the death of former State Sen. Walter North, R-St. Ignace. North was this region’s state senator for eight years and represented our area well. more »»

Time to reestablish filibuster rules

November 6, 2014 For generations, the U.S. Senate safeguarded substantial minorities through its rules on filibusters. more »»

Let go of old static evaulations

November 5, 2014 Construction started last week on the hotel coming to downtown Alpena. Do you remember how long that lot sat empty? I don’t, but I know it was a long tim. more »»

Get out and make your vote count

November 4, 2014 It’s Election Day! From looking at my mail, checking out the unknown numbers on my “caller ID” and watching or reading the press, this is a really big deal. more »»

Much work still needed to improve relations with China

November 4, 2014 Moundsville, W.Va., native John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

U.S. needs to act less politically with Ebola

November 3, 2014 Ebola has claimed just one life in the United States — but more than 5,000 in Africa. more »»

Teaching children proper safety

November 1, 2014 If you ask my 4-year-old granddaughter what her favorite game in the world is, without hesitation she will quickly tell you “Bad Grandpa and the Super Power Girls. more »»

Good gas news as holidays draw near

November 1, 2014 Could you use some good news this morning? If so, then consider this — with gasoline now selling locally around $3. more »»

ARMC to offer free diabetes program in Nov.

November 1, 2014 Type 2 diabetes is a disorder that affects the way the body uses digested food for growth and energy. Normally, the food one eats is broken down into glucose, a form of sugar. more »»

Have a safe and happy Halloween

October 31, 2014 With all the ghosts and goblins “out and about” this evening we urge motorists to drive extra carefull. more »»

We need someone who has long-range goals for area

October 29, 2014 Angela Dorothea Merkel, chancellor of Germany, is possibly the best thing to happen to that country since Prince Otto von Bismarck engineered the creation of the nation. more »»

We need to be more aware of lone wolf terrorists

October 29, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Tricks and treats on Halloween in Alpena

October 28, 2014 Halloween is one of my favorite fun celebrations. For me it is about having fun, using your imagination to create costumes from scratch, and visiting friends and neighbors. more »»

Obama should have zero tolerance over latest Secret Service fiasco

October 28, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future presidents. more »»

Martin takes part in Civil War with 3rd Maine

October 28, 2014 Alpena resident Charles H. Martin’s story as a soldier in the Civil War would seem almost a fairy tale, except for him it was all too real. more »»

CDC needs to get response right the first time next time

October 27, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after al. more »»



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