Letters to the Editor

Let’s take a good look at definition of liberal

Re: Mr. Butkowski's letter, I infer “NRA good, Liberals Bad.” He says nothing bad about the NRA; nothing good about liberals. What else am I supposed to thing? At least, I'm thinking. Yes, the NRA has done “plenty of good,” but when will NRA defenders weigh this “good” against the ...

Unborn child deserves same rights as Dreamer

I am writing to address a very serious concern that I have as I watch the newscasts today, on Jan. 19. We are faced with a possible shutdown of the government tonight because the Democrats are fighting for DACA and the Dreamers to have the right to stay in this country, although they ...

A litle clarity about the Second Amendment

Hopefully a quiet voice will clarify the necessity for and the power of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The Declaration of Independence spoke of “unalienable right” for the people but our newly created Constitution was basically a document which detailed ...

Teams, fans need to display sportsmanship

I think this applies to all games in northeastern Michigan. I attended the Girls District Basketball tournament on Feb. 28 and March 2 at Alcona. At the conclusion of the final game and prior to the presentation of the winning trophy to Alcona, the Oscoda team, most (but not all) of ...

Appreciate police chief responding to letter

Today I received a call from the Alpena police chief regarding my letter to the News about handicap parking. He understood my concerns and was very helpful. I appreciated the call and the attention he paid to me. I think it's right that he receive recognition for his efforts. I would also like ...

Statistics don’t always tell the full message

In reading Larry Elder's column in Friday March second’s Alpena News paper, it provided me with much food for thought. I know statistics don't lie but they can be cherry picked to prove almost any point you want to make. There is one vital point Mr. Elders failed to state and that is that ...

Statistics don’t always tell the full message

In regards to the letter by June Perry on Feb. 24, her letter is misleading. The reason why Republicans and President Trump canceled Obama’s unconstitutional and irresponsible bill on Social Security was because it made no sense and persecuted veterans as well as others. The former bill ...

NRA has done plenty of good for the country

In regards to the letter by June Perry on Feb. 24, her letter is misleading. The reason why Republicans and President Trump canceled Obama’s unconstitutional and irresponsible bill on Social Security was because it made no sense and persecuted veterans as well as others. The former bill ...

Hats off to Worth, Alpena FFA program

Wow, I just talked to my friend Ron Worth, Ag Teacher and FFA advisor at the high school . What an incredible bunch he and his students are. Ron related to me some of the things they have done this last year. Here are a few: 1. Purchased and donated two processed hogs to the Salvation ...

Food box program strips people of dignity

I think the “America's Harvest Box” idea proposed by the Trump administration for people receiving food stamps is a horrible idea. Not only does it strip these families of the right to make food choices themselves, thus diminishing ther dignity, but the boxes would contain canned goods and ...

The blame doesn’t belong with the NRA

The letter by June Perry Feb. 24 proves that much of the public has been badly misinformed and indoctrinated by the liberal media about the NRA, mainly by the infamous CNN. Their lowest trick recently was exploiting children at an anti-NRA rally where some were handed a script and told to ...

Abandoning God in the midst of our society

To use the name of God in a public setting may be frowned upon by some. We, as a nation, when tragedy strikes, are open to saying we will keep the people who are affected in our thoughts and prayers The latest school shooting is again bringing God into the discussion. It has been said ...

Readers: Can you please complete this quiz?

With your kind permission, I would like to present a short quiz to your employed readers. QUIZ: During the past several weeks, you may have noticed extra funds in your paychecks. These added wages are the result of: (a) The $2500 in health care savings promised by former U.S. ...

Vaccines can be confusing to normal people

Two overlapping pneumonia vaccines were introduced, then another shingles vaccine and now this year's influenza vaccine is reported 36% effective. This may help: Pneumovax-23 was introduced over 30 years ago and protects against pneumococcal pneumonia. Prior to the vaccine, the disease ...

We have to do something for our children

I can no longer be silent. In the 70s and 80s I taught seventh and eighth grade for nine years and was an elementary principal for six years. Some kiddos are always remembered. Our drills were for fire and tornado. The little ones did not like the tornado drills. Some of my biggest concerns ...

A few questions about handicapped parking

I am a little upset with what happened recently. I was at the Shell station on Chisolm and 11th, and a ServiceMaster employee was topping off his windshield wiper fluid while parked in the handicapped zone. An Alpena cop was driving through the station and I waved him down. I pointed out the ...

More needs to be done to protect our kids

Hey, hey NRA. How many kids were killed today? No one wants to be reminded about those 17 killed and 40 others wounded at a Florida school. What can I do about it? Would more guns have helped save these lives or helped the 58 music fans sprayed by automatic gunfire, or the 26 worshippers in a ...

What’s good for one should be good for all

Each of us are part of our government, a most important part. We learn at a very young age to say the Pledge of our Flag, each day in school, we say it when we meet a Union and Township boards. The last word is the most important word, All. This is what this country is about. Two things are ...

Disappointed by no flag at chamber dinner

The Alpena Chamber of Commerce dinner has missed the mark. Last weeks Chamber dinner and theme "no place like home" forgot why Alpena is Home to us. There was no American Flag in the room, no Pledge of Allegiance citied. The Chamber didn't feel that was important, no thanks to any Veterans or ...

Dinner should have flag, honor safety personnel

We attended the annual Alpena Chamber of Commerce Dinner on Feb. 10 for the first time. While duly impressed with the event, we were equally disappointed by the fact that there was no American Flag on display. With a them of "Around the World, But No Place Like Home"; what is home without ...