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Be responsible with how you treat your cats

May 23, 2015 Spring is here, and life is blooming and growing all around. I live on Lake Street, and have about a dozen or more shrubs and trees in my yard, housing bird nests with chirping babies. more »»

Vaccines help keep children safe, healthy

May 22, 2015 Pertussis (whooping cough) is an easily transmitted bacterial infection that can be prevented with vaccination. Between 1991 and 2008 (publication: Pediatrics 2015 (doi:10.1542/peds. more »»

Woman stole mushrooms from front yard

May 22, 2015 You Might Be From Alpena, if you're standing in your front window and watch a White, late model SUV drive up on your lawn and watch a Lady (?) jump out, pick your Morel Mushrooms, and race of. more »»

Ticket, ATV taken when on Rockport property

May 22, 2015 Dear sir, my land borders Rockport state park and we've been riding our ATV back there for over 25 years and have maintained really nice two tracks. more »»

A touching encounter with two teenagers

May 16, 2015 With Memorial Day approaching, I would like to relate an incident that recently happened at my dentist's office. I am an 82-year-old Korean War Veteran that needs a walker to get around. more »»

History behind coins on crosses of veterans

May 16, 2015 I am writing this as an information letter for the community. more »»

Upset with the maintenance of county roads

May 16, 2015 Who is overseeing the maintenance of our county roads? Anyone who lives on a local county road should be very disappointed in the recent road maintenance attempts. more »»

Representatives need to do what’s best for us

May 16, 2015 Our representatives in the House, Senate and even the White House can serve constituents in a couple of different ways. more »»

Play a trip back in time, flood of memories

May 9, 2015 Last evening I experienced something unique — going back and reliving a time. I did this through the latest offering at Alpena Civic Theatr. more »»

A great month to celebrate the stars above

May 9, 2015 April was the month for the stars in Alpena. more »»

‘Piece of My Heart’ an excellent performance

May 9, 2015 All wars must be horrible, but the war in Vietnam must have been the worst. Last night, the Alpena Civic Theatre offered the first showing of the “A Piece of My Heart. more »»

Syria questions not answered as expected

May 9, 2015 I recently called Dan Benishek's D.C. office. I asked what his opinion was on Syrian refugees being sent to the U.S. and there plans to send some to Michigan. more »»

Interesting finds from Fletcher’s assignment

May 8, 2015 Concluding a recent editorial, Steve Fletcher encouraged further study in support of his column's lesson: "This is your homework assignment." Steve said, "Look up Arthur Laffer and the Laffer Curve. more »»

Appreciative of support by college, Joynton

May 8, 2015 The staff at Shelter, Inc. more »»

Where’s the same outrage over aborted lives?

May 2, 2015 On April 20, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of liberating two concentration and death camps ran by Hitler during World War I. more »»

Proposal 1’s passage will help NE Michigan

May 2, 2015 One-third of Michigan roads are considered in poor condition and several continue to decline due to a funding system that does not keep up with the required nee. more »»

Followers blindly approve Clinton’s moves

May 2, 2015 Hillary Clinton recently stopped at a fast food location and chose a burrito. The rubes shouted in unison hurrah, yippee what a woman, she ordered chicken. What an accomplishment. more »»

Time to quit blame game and come together

May 1, 2015 Nobody like change. No one likes their routines changed but things do change. more »»

Complaints about holy water unwarranted

May 1, 2015 This letter is addressed to the person or persons who complained they did not want to be blessed with Holy Water on Easter Sunday at St. Anne Church. Really. more »»

Disturbed by all the empty alcohol containers

April 30, 2015 On a recent bike ride in the Alpena area I was disturbed by the presence of empty liquor bottles, beer cans, cases of beer, etc. thrown alongside the road. more »»

 
 
 

 

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