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Time to crack down on Secret Service mishaps

December 15, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Servic. more »»

Wrap up a gift of sentimentality

December 15, 2015 Recently I was part of a group discussion lead by Al Grund concerning sentimentality. more »»

It appears agenda trumps common sense when it comes to energy

December 14, 2015 Are liberals in Congress focused on battling climate change — or giving big tax breaks to wind and solar energy companies??There is a difference. Reports about negotiations on a $1. more »»

The case of senior drivers in Michigan

December 14, 2015 There are 1.4 million drivers over the age of 65 on state roadways, which is up 29 percent over the last 10 year. more »»

The perfect Christmas gift

December 12, 2015 Can you imagine receiving a new vehicle this time of year? That reality occurred this week for Lorilee, Michael, Charlize and Gabriel McGee — thanks to the Workers on Wheels program through Goodwill... more »»

The right couple to pay it forward

December 12, 2015 Pay it forward. The concept is a wonderful one any time of the year but is made extra special at Christmas. more »»

Change for the better begins with us

December 12, 2015 Sad, angry, disgusted, disappointed ... the list goes on with words that carry negative connotations. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

December 12, 2015 Classes on Poland Q. A reader asks about the classes on Poland offered through the Community Education program at Alpena Community College. He wonders what is taught, who takes the classes and why. more »»

Spiritual care at the end-of-life

December 12, 2015 When we are young and healthy, we can feel invincible. There's plenty of time — and opportunity — to solve life's problems and make one's mark. more »»

Treasure in a box

December 12, 2015 A precious memory from the days when my now-biggish kids were little ... more »»

Alpena right in the mix of drone future

December 11, 2015 The benefit of unmanned aircraft training in the region was on display this week at Alpena Community Colleg. more »»

We need to come together to defeat terrorists, enemies

December 10, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Protecting ourselves from criminal scum

December 9, 2015 A man with one eye is king in the valley of the blind. Even in the worst of circumstances, a small advantage can make all of the difference. more »»

White House needs to realize full extent of terrorists’ reach

December 9, 2015 Islamic terrorism is a dual threat to Americans. President Barack Obama’s failure to recognize that demonstrates either a disturbing naivete or a willful attempt to mislead u. more »»

A reminder from the Grinch

December 8, 2015 “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. more »»

House bill would help keep terrorists from entering country

December 8, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ success in infiltrating most countries, including ours, means that in a way, we can no longer rely on even our best, oldest friends among other nations. more »»

Predictable talk from Obama following massacre

December 7, 2015 Led by President Barack Obama, liberals reacted predictably to the massacre Wednesday in California. more »»

Life of a politician not that easy

December 7, 2015 Oh my the anti-politician boo-birds will have a field day with this because any time something positive is said about our public servants, they tear it to shreds based on the notion that all of the... more »»

NE Michigan shows its generous nature again

December 5, 2015 The generosity of the region knows no boundaries. more »»

Latest meeting on water may be interesting

December 5, 2015 There might be “water, water everywhere” in Alpena County, but what city and township residents pay for that water is what concerns families these day. more »»



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