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Keeping an eye on Detroit’s situation

August 13, 2013 About 50 years ago when I was an undergraduate I took a psychology cours. more »»

Krawczak: Ideas for a hustling, bustling small town

August 12, 2013 I recently spent four days in Oklahoma City for a conference. Oklahoma City was never very high on my list of places I’d like to visit. more »»

Editorial: Best-kept secret is finally being told

August 9, 2013 The best-kept secret is slowly leaking out and is a secret no more — Alpena and Northeast Michigan is a great place to live or visit. more »»

Murch: Hope & Heroes continues to inspire

August 9, 2013 Last year The News published “Hope & Heroes,” profiles of Northeast Michigan residents who had either battled cancer or who were in the process of battling cancer. more »»

Editorial: Plan’s approval sign APS moving in right direction

August 8, 2013 We have stated before that we have faith in the leadership at Alpena Public Schools, and specifically Superintendent Brent Holcomb, to get the school back on track financially. more »»

Fletcher: Trust those who earned their merit

August 6, 2013 There has been a word used recently in the popular press that has two meanings according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. That word is “meritocracy. more »»

Stutzman: Sometimes you have to ...

August 5, 2013 This weekend I went indoor rock climbing at a place called Planet Rock in Pontiac. It was a blast. I’m not actually all that great at the sport but I still have fun. more »»

Editorial: Alpena County Library a jewel of the community

August 2, 2013 On Tuesday, Alpena County Board of Commissioners approved putting two millage requests on the November ballot for Alpena County Library following public comment during the board's meetin. more »»

Murch: Alpena matters, so climb on board

August 2, 2013 So the challenge was: What matters to me? The quick answer is a number of things. However, the challenge came with a staccato requirement: “I. Want. Heart. And. Soul. more »»

Gray: What is your big dream?

August 2, 2013 My fifth grade teacher asked what I dreamed of being when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be an anchor on the popular news show “60 Minutes. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

August 2, 2013 Spools of orange cable Q. Several readers at lunch wondered what the big wood spools are that we see along the roadsides with huge orange cable on them. A. more »»

Fletcher: Keep the zoning rules simple

July 30, 2013 One of the foremost rules for the chief executive officer of any organization to follow is that tenet known by the acronym: KIS — Keep It Simple. more »»

Krawczak: Visualize yourself a winner

July 29, 2013 Sometimes coaches tell athletes to visualize success. They tell them to visualize a win, or a new personal best. more »»

Murch: Making the most of the life we choose

July 26, 2013 In the movie “The Way” from 2010, Tom is a doctor whose son Daniel is an adventurer. more »»

Editorial: Welcome HOG Rally, we hope you have a good time

July 25, 2013 The Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally is fully under way, and we welcome all of you to our community. We are glad you have chosen Alpena to hold your annual rally. more »»

Fletcher: It might be time to pay up

July 23, 2013 The now discredited economist Lord Keynes said something with which we can all agree: "In the long run, we are all dea. more »»

Stutzman: To visitors, we are the lucky ones

July 22, 2013 Northeast Michigan was under the magnifying glass this month. Most had no idea that we hosted a unique group of guests who had never previously heard of Alpena. more »»

Editorial: APS employees’ sacrifices should be appreciated by everyone

July 19, 2013 The sacrifice being asked of Alpena Public Schools employees is significant, and their willingness to assist the district is appreciated and we believe — noteworthy. more »»

Murch: Now that summer is in full swing ...

July 19, 2013 We've survived another week and now the fun hits Alpena: • The Brown Trout Festival officially kicked off yesterday and the small boat harbor will be the place to b. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

July 19, 2013 Capt. Phelps Collins, Flying ace Q. The Alpena airport, originally named Phelps Collins Airport, was described in the last Q&A column. Some readers wondered, "Who was Phelps Collins?" A. more »»



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