Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:01:18 EDTThu, 27 Nov 2014 18:01:18 EDT and give thanks for reasons we are blessed to live in NE Michigan Nov. 26, 1789 - 225 years ago Wednesday - President George Washington proclaimed the day as the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration.Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTThere's much to be thankful for, it's Turkey Day already. When you think about it, this holiday got off to a dubious start. The Puritans arrived from Delft to settle in the New World and by spring of the following year, more than half of them had die.Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTObama playing bully in chief instead of acting presidential the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees.Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTNE Michigan's hunting culture my first year away at Michigan State University I was shocked to learn that students didn't get Nov. 15 off from school. It seemed blasphemous to me, having come from Northeast Michigan. I thought it was a joke at first.Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTGreen energy plant doesn't live up to the hype"Green" energy sources such as solar and wind power are the answer to all our needs, ultra-liberals claim. If Americans would just use more of them, we could shut down all our coal-fired power plants, claim some opponents of fossil fuels.Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT