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Hints that antibiotics, C-sections may affect baby gut bugs

June 16, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new studies are offering some of the clearest snapshots yet of how babies build up protective gut bacteria, adding to evidence that antibiotics and birth by C-section may... more »»

4-H shows increase of 100% for membership

June 16, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County’s 4-H program has shown dramatic increases over last year’s registered youth in the program, according to Les Thomas, county 4-H coordinator for Michigan State Universit... more »»

Alpena could be a biking hotspot

June 15, 2016 The weather finally has gotten warm enough that it looks like I’ll be able to bike every day this week. My goal for a week is around 100 miles. more »»

Time for real debate to help eliminate hate

June 15, 2016 Millions of Americans suffer from mental illness of one sort or another. Yet very few of them commit acts of extreme violence. more »»

Thunder Bay River our treasure

June 14, 2016 The wind came out of the west-northwest and was funneled into a course — the gorge the river carved. more »»

Justice not served in ex-Stanford swimmer rape case

June 14, 2016 That doesn’t happen here, many local residents may have thought after hearing of the slap on the wrist former Stanford University athlete Brock Turner received from a California judge. more »»

Don’t relax just because IS has been knocked around

June 13, 2016 In their three major theaters of war, Islamic State terrorists appear to have been knocked back on their heels. That undoubtedly is good news, but it comes with a worrisome qualification. more »»

Snyder should be applauded for six straight years of budget being done early

June 11, 2016 Do you remember the days in the Jennifer Granholm administration when state budgets — which were to take effect Oct. more »»

Signs of summer and winter this week

June 11, 2016 Wasn’t the weather Friday beautiful? There was lots of sunshine, a cool breeze and relatively no humidity. In my estimation it was one of those “Chamber of Commerce” days of summer for the region. more »»

No ifs, ands or butts about it ... it’s littering

June 11, 2016 I've never smoked, so I don't know the hold cigarettes can have over someon. more »»

Where’s the outrage about rape?

June 11, 2016 We don't "get" rape in this country. We really don't on some weird, sad level. more »»

Wouldn't it be great if…

June 11, 2016 Wouldn't it be great if summer were full of adventure, happiness, and making memories? It all starts with being in good health. Our days are dependent on how we feel. more »»

Jesus is not one’s boyfriend

June 11, 2016 It's true. Sometimes we can be right. But for all the wrong reasons. Since the hilarious movie "Sister Act" with Whoopi Goldberg back in 1992 (singing, "I love Him, I love Him, I love Him ... more »»

Jesus is not one’s boyfriend

June 11, 2016 It's true. Sometimes we can be right. But for all the wrong reasons. Since the hilarious movie "Sister Act" with Whoopi Goldberg back in 1992 (singing, "I love Him, I love Him, I love Him ... more »»

Time to step up so goal for fireworks display is met

June 10, 2016 Borrowing some football terminology, it’s time for an all-out blitz as the community needs to rally together and come up with less than $4,000 now for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks display in... more »»

When does a vehicle become too hot for a child?

June 10, 2016 A reader asked at what point a vehicle becomes too hot for a child to be left in, as they have already witnessed children left in vehicles this year at local stores. more »»

Clinton’s character in question

June 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton has become the Democrat Party’s presumptive nominee for president. Primary elections Tuesday reinforced that she is over the top. Challenger Se. more »»

Having fun at summer camp

June 8, 2016 Dear Mom and Dad, I got so busy with summer camp last week I just didn’t have time to write. more »»

Congress needs to keep Gitmo open

June 8, 2016 President Barack Obama has become so desperate to keep his pledge to close the U.S. more »»

A guide for adventuring through Alpena

June 7, 2016 In my various travels through the region to attend meetings, make presentations, and work on projects, I am always surprised at how many of us don’t know what is available in the area for outdoor... more »»



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