Letters to the Editor

Dems want free health care for immigrants

Gentle reader: Recently, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, running for the presidential nomination, stated that anyone, if they were elected, finds himself within the borders of the USA, would be eligible for free health care. These same people propose that our borders be wide open for the whole ...

Greed taking over in Alpena Public Schools

It is extremely embarrassing that several local entities have chosen to donate significant amounts of money toward building new turf and scoreboards for Alpena High School while a millage was just shot down to provide money for needed security and safety upgrades to Alpena Public Schools. ...

Support bill to repeal plastic bans prohibition

In 2016, state Rep. Jim Stamas created a ban to withhold taxations on plastic containers. The law discourages Michigan communities from adopting effective waste-reducing policies. Enstating this ban on single-use plastic bans, which has been proven proficient in states like California, prevents ...

Invest in immigraiton policies that really work

Children have been separated from their parents, families are being thrown into already overcrowded detention centers, and troops have been deployed into border communities. As a nation, we are better than this. Our immigration system is broken, but President Donald Trump and other ...

Kudos to Alpena Athletic HoF graduates

Now it came to pass that the latest class of the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame inductees were honored on May 4 at the Aplex. My congratulations to all five, especially Mr. Bill Romstadt Sr., whom I have admired for decades as a great teacher, coach, VFW chaplain 2496 (USMC) and friend with the ...

Future farmers will protect beasts, fowl

Our rural life brings us daily beauty along with challenges. What a treasure seeing orphaned fawns being cared for released was. Now fear of disease has stopped a practice that was, I’m sure, a delight of heaven! I am betting a common-sense approach will one day rule again. Likely, ...

APS doesn’t know what ‘no’ means?

It’s too bad that those who are educating children don’t know what “NO” means, themselves. So the bonds are voted down and, for some reason, some people aren’t educated enough to understand why. They feel they need to go talk to the people that voted NO? You just can’t make this ...

Focus on schools of future, not buildings

The recent school infrastructure millage debate highlights the high cost of maintaining an obsolete educational delivery system. We are well into “the information age,” and the goal should be development of online or other electronic media delivery of the mandated free public education. ...

An omission of Alpena High’s good week

On May 6, 2019, in the Alpena Newss was this viewpoint about what was going on at the high school, “A week of good news for Alpena High.” But you forgot the FFA Banquet and Award Dinner. Don’t you think they should be honored, too? Mr. Worth and Mrs. Smith do a great job. Then, on the ...

Also got great care at the Alpena hospital

I, too, like Dr. Avery Aten (“Celebrate our local health care system,” April 13) had an excellent experience at MidMichigan Health recently. I was a patient in the ER and everyone from the receptionist to the X-ray tech to the young woman who administered the breathing treatment were ...

A few simple facts about Onaway airport

Here are a few simple facts surrounding the Onaway Airport and “Rogers City County’s” financial woes. First and foremost, an airport is critical infrastructure in a community. The location of the Onaway Airport has several important advantages over an airport in Rogers City, too many to ...

Newspapers, journalists deserve an apology!

I think we need to celebrate The News and newspapers that bring us the truth! We need the truth in order to be a functioning democracy. Robert Mueller’s report does support what The News and newspapers have been saying and the lies from this administration should be called what they are: ...

Sad students knew nothing of founding father

In the April 25 edition of The News, syndicated columnist Walter Williams wrote about nearly 3,500 protest signatures at George Mason University asking for the firing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was hired to co-teach a course called Creation of the ...

Low esteem for DNR’s actions with deer

About a year ago, my son and his wife saw a doe along the side of the road dead and a newborn fawn alive beside her. They picked it up and got goat’s milk to feed it until it could eat on its own. The deer was never penned and was always free-ranging. Last Easter, my daughter-in-law ...

Cannot say yes, time has come to just say no

Thank you Mr. Morrison, of Ossineke, for your “Open letter to politicians” (April 20). It IS time to just say no. To EVERYONE. No. I’m sorry. No thank you. Not this time. And I do feel sorry. But ... When our elected officials, public servants and administrators feel that they have no ...

Perpetuating invisibility of male trafficking victims

While the sex trafficking seminar in Roger City for middle school girls was good in theory, in practice, it left out almost half of the children who are also at risk of being trafficked: boys. Many sex trafficking advocates and campaigns falsely state that sex trafficking almost exclusively ...

Vote yes on bonds for Ella White students

There are alarming health hazards students and adults are exposed to at Ella White. The art room is the original kitchen with asbestos ceiling tiles. Some are missing and some have holes. The floor is the original asbestos tiles. Some of those are missing, as well. This does not allow students ...

Humbled, honored by community support

Recently, I was honored by the community of Alpena. A committee which included Terry King, his wife, Luciana, and Meg Devers spearheaded this event. The honor recognized my completion of 50 years of service with the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office. Many invited guests from the community were ...

Voting against school millage for first time

With a sad heart, I write that, for the first time in my life, I will be voting against a school mileage. Growing lists of concerns reveal our school leadership has failed its stated mission of “partnering with the community” and encouraging lifelong learning. Here are some ...

Trade joints for Bibles, hate for love

Wake up, folks! The deafening silence of the moral majority has helped to seriously degrade America’s morality. Wrong has become right, and the foxes are now running the hen house.What must God think? This marijuana insanity, with its iniquitous money, has mapped out our nation city by city ...