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A festival like no other

October 10, 2014 Welcome out-of-town guests to Northeast Michigan for the 19th annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival. This wonderful festival began yesterday and continues through Sunday. more »»

Reminder about the toll of war

October 9, 2014 Brian Keaton made history Saturday in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a professional baseball game. more »»

We need a major tax overhaul

October 8, 2014 Americans seem to be getting all mixed up about the role of government in our lives. Originally, we spoke of government “of the people, for the people, and by the people .. more »»

Newspapers, an American staple

October 8, 2014 Virtually every profession, industry and special interest has its own annual celebration. Did you know October is National Popcorn Popping Month? Many observances are purely for fun. more »»

Pure evil of Islamic State needs to be destroyed

October 7, 2014 Islamic State terrorists beheaded another hostage Friday. The British man joins a countryman and two Americans beheaded by the organization some persist in calling “militants” or “extremists.” No. more »»

Be curious instead of judgmental

October 7, 2014 I was heading to Grand Rapids for a conference recently. I don’t mind driving in busy city centers. more »»

Afghan agreement change from Iraq

October 6, 2014 With headlines about Ebola, the Secret Service and Islamic State terrorists monopolizing the news, some Americans may have missed an extraordinarily significant report last week. On Tuesday, U.S. more »»

UAS future in Alpena might not be hard to figure out

October 4, 2014 Let’s do a little “two plus two” and see if it equals four. more »»

House Bill 4001 is good for everyone

October 4, 2014 Access to public information is an important element of any democracy. Whether it be a newspaper reporter, common citizen or interested party, everyone should have easy access to public informatio. more »»

Talk to health care provider about excessive fatigue

October 4, 2014 Fatigue is a common complaint of adults; women tend to notice this symptom earlier in life than men. more »»

Congress sends strong message against ISIS

October 4, 2014 In September, Congress took an important step in our fight against the terrorist group ISIS, authorizing President Obama’s plan to train and equip friendly forces to confront ISIS’ brutality on the... more »»

Winter will be costlier for road commissions

October 3, 2014 It looks like Mt. Everest and Wednesday, it was growing even larger. Alpena’s Mt. more »»

Officials need to get serious about border security

October 2, 2014 Imagine yourself as an illegal immigrant who has managed to sneak into the United States from Mexico. You are caught by Border Patrol agents. They tell you they are allowing you to go your own way. more »»

Sought-after power of the dollar

October 1, 2014 We are a nation of shoppers. We are looking in catalogs, in stores, at dealerships, online, and garage sales. more »»

US is failing to connect the dots

September 30, 2014 President Barack Obama admitted Sunday what most observant Americans already knew:?Once again, U.S. intelligence agencies failed to “connect the dots” on a terrorist group. And once again, U.S. more »»

Is there any way to thank you enough?

September 30, 2014 How often do you hear a sincere thank you for something you’ve done that matters to someone else? Reciprocally, do we say ‘thank you’ enough? Today’s column is dedicated to all the people across ou... more »»

Questions need to be asked about future use of troops

September 29, 2014 When our armed forces go to war — and make no mistake about it, they have — Americans rally in support. more »»

Another person who know about Alpena’s charm

September 27, 2014 Greg Hackney understands what we’ve known all along — Northeast Michigan is an outdoor paradise for sports enthusiast. more »»

A little envious of a hike along crest

September 27, 2014 If you haven’t already, please after you finish reading this column this morning turn to our Northern Lifestyles of the newspaper and read the cover story — “Hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

September 27, 2014 Naming Potter Hill Road Q. The Sept. 6 column described the Potter Farm, a huge stock farm in the late 1800s located just west of Alpena along the Thunder Bay Rive. more »»



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