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Labeling, categorizing people is dehumanizing

February 14, 2014 This letter is in response to the AP article that was in the 1/14/14 Alpena News having to do with mental health screening and counseling in our schools. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor memorial service

February 14, 2014 Did you “Remember Pearl Harbor” on December 7, 2013? We want to share these thoughts now that the holidays are over. We realize everyone is stressed and overextended during that time of the year. more »»

What happens to the state with online gambling?

February 7, 2014 Michigan is about to severely hurt the small business owners within it’s state. The lottery commission wants to create an on line gambling environment. more »»

Directing negativity where it really belongs

February 7, 2014 Obviously all conservatives don't agree that President Obama is the "imperial presiden. more »»

The unions support the low wage earners

February 7, 2014 Let’s talk Amnesty! – I talked with my daughter in California yesterday. more »»

Don’t need any more regulations for vendors

February 7, 2014 I see in the paper that the Alpena Downtown Development Authority wants to put togther a plan to regulate or license food trucks. more »»

PI Dist. Fire Dept. no. 2 saga continues

February 7, 2014 P.I. Dist. Fire Dept. #2 Info.:The Saga Continues: 1.Mr. Pokorski has sold one fire truck using funds to pay off debts on the building incurred by the Corp. Another truck may be on it's way out. more »»

What are we going to do about our children dying?

February 6, 2014 Ronald Stephens executive director of the National Safety Center says we should "do everything we can'' and in practically the same breath puts the blame in the wrong place. more »»

There’s more going on than people realize

January 31, 2014 I am wintering in South Carolina this year. We spent some time visiting relatives in a small town. I came across an interesting phenomena, and realized it also happens in Alpena. more »»

Common Core not the right education tool

January 31, 2014 The educational establishment will tell you that The National Governors Association developed Common Core. They will sell you the idea the CC was voluntarily adopted by the states. more »»

Delivery people deserve pat on back this winter

January 31, 2014 Hats of to all Newspaper and Mail People. Let's take time to seriously appreciate the hard work and dedication of every mail and paper delivery person this winter. more »»

We need to keep pediatric care at ARMC

January 31, 2014 Northeast Michigan its time to wake up and let your voices be heard. Alpena Regional Medical Center (hospital) is about to close their doors to Pediatric patient. more »»

Appreciative of many in the community

January 24, 2014 As a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Toy Team, I witnessed the loving kindness of our community as "Angel Tree" gifts and miscellaneous items came through our door, to ensure each and every child... more »»

WBKB needs to listen to viewer’s complaints

January 24, 2014 For those of you with Cable that are considering switching to Satellite due to your inability to receive WJRT-TV Flint (ABC) any longer, don't bothe. more »»

Please contact governor, state legislators

January 24, 2014 The Governor reported that Michigan has a $971 million surplus. He and legislative leaders have stated that cancer prevention should be a priority. more »»

Supporting our local libraries, museum

January 24, 2014 Like many in this area, I am proud to live in a town that supports the local library. The support of Libraries, Museums, and schools tell a lot about a community. more »»

Take a look into creative art therapies

January 24, 2014 Creative Art Therapies are now complete in Alpena. Art and Music therapy are offered to the people of Northeast Michigan and now we have access to the third type which is Dance Movement Therapy. more »»

We need to do better job of treating mentally ill

January 17, 2014 Why, still in 2014 and all the emphasis and urgency on reforms in mental health policies, are those with serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, right here in our own... more »»

Wants to watch the news from downstate

January 17, 2014 I also would like to watch nightly news from downstate. I spent over half of my 70 years in the Flint area and liked to watch WJRT-TV nightly news. more »»

Let’s make fire hydrants even more visible

January 17, 2014 Adopt a fire hydrant is a wonderful idea but why not expand on this and paint the tops of all the hydrants with fluorescent paint that would show up at night. more »»



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