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Voice of God

May 9, 2015 "Mama Tried," sang the legendary voice of country music Merle Haggard back in 1968. My rebel spirit identified with those lyrics. more »»

Home to some of the best students in the state

May 8, 2015 Our students are among the brightest and best in Michigan. In fact, they are among the brightest and best in all the countr. more »»

Yucca Mountain work should resume

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plant. more »»

Congratulations lineman team

May 6, 2015 I’m pleased with the Alpena Community College Lineman Team. It just competed at the College Lineman’s Rodeo and took first place against 30 other teams. more »»

And now on a lighter note

May 5, 2015 For the past several weeks my mom, sisters, sister-in-law and I have been engaged in group text conversations that include a lot of ridiculous jokes. Ridiculous jokes are my favorite. more »»

We benefit by accepting all religions, not letting extremists silence our tolerance

May 5, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

Gyrocopter landing shows terrorists our vulnerability

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refor. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

May 2, 2015 Alpena storm sewers Q. A reader says that Chicago has a big project designed to stop untreated storm sewer water from draining into Lake Michiga. more »»

Congress needs to push Obama to follow the law of the land

May 2, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»

Hospice volunteers come in all shapes and sizes

May 2, 2015 In so many things in life, one size doesn’t fit all. The same holds true for a hospice volunteer. The need for volunteers in hospice is great, and the types of work are virtually limitless. more »»

Beauty of wrong

May 2, 2015 I was convinced our field trip was going to go poorly. Turns out I was wrong. Our first stop was the Bruski and Stevens Twin Sinks in lovely Leer. more »»

Lady Michigan preparing for another successful season

May 1, 2015 For the last four years, the Lady Michigan has been taking residents and tourists alike on the waters of Lake Huron to view shipwrecks through its glass bottom. more »»

Obama wrong for his actions with Armenian slaughter’s anniversary

April 30, 2015 For seven years, now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. more »»

Monaghan an example to follow

April 29, 2015 I first met Tom Monaghan in the late 1970s or early ’80s when we both were members of the same business organization. more »»

No excuse for behavior of IRS

April 29, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Who will be our next Jesse Besser?

April 28, 2015 A young girl named Gillian was one of those troublesome students at her elementary school. She procrastinated. Her handwriting was not up to par and she often pestered children next to her. more »»

US needs quicker, bigger response to help Nepal

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said yesterday. more »»

Hinckley’s request might ‘stigmatize’ the rest of society

April 27, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Chamber hopes fireworks fundraising ‘booms’ in weeks ahead

April 25, 2015 Alpena celebrates the Fourth of July each summer like no other community I know. more »»

The right man at the right time

April 25, 2015 We believe if ever there was a man born for the moment, it is Brent Holcomb, superintendent of the Alpena Public School District. more »»



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