Opinion

Remember the Cedarville

Editorials and columns

The Cedarville and its crew will be remembered in a ceremony this afternoon in Rogers City.At 2 p.m. a bell at the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum will be rung 35 times, once for each member of the crew that ended up in the Straits of Mackinac May 7, 1965. The Cedarville was struck in the fog ...

Unfortunately DPS’s problem is ours, too

Editorials and columns

Why should Northeast Michigan residents bail out a failing educational system in Detroit?The answer is obvious - because of the students, who are innocent pawns in the debate over how to deal with a situation that, over the years, has gone from bad to worse. If we ever hope to rise above the ...

2 boys, a milk crate and a tennis ball

Editorials and columns

It's strange sometimes the little things that will bring back a flood of memories. Such was the case Friday when an AP Member Exchange story moved that was slugged "Milk Crate Basketball." I gave it a quick read-through to make sure someone hadn't stolen a childhood memory and capitalized on it ...

Running things the wrong way

Editorials and columns

President Obama made an overdue point in Flint this week. He said, "I'm not here to go through the full history of what happened. Government officials at every level weren't attentive to potential problems the way they should have been." The larger problem, he said, is the "corrosive attitude ...

Hats off to the CVB’s A-Team volunteers

Letters to the Editor

With the recent declaration of National Volunteer Week in Alpena, along with the upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Day on May 27, I'd like to take a few moments to acknowledge the Alpena Area Convention & Visitors Bureau A-Team volunteers.The Alpena A-team is a local group of dedicated ...

Fully support previous letter writer’s stance

Letters to the Editor

This is in response to Marlin Goebel's letter of May 2. We are living in a particular time in history. It's a time of undecidedness. Marlin, I'm standing firm with you as with our forefathers. Rev. Peter Marshall, U.S. Senate Chaplin in 1947 says "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall ...

Some comments on editorial page content

Letters to the Editor

Views on passing letters to the editor.With all due respect to The News, could it be that there was a decimal between those ones in Mr. Fletcher's column and it was overlooked.The point is presidents having been saying they were deporting illegals for 60 years and we have more now than ever.And ...

Defending letter to editor on religous bigotry

Letters to the Editor

Referring to Bill Johnson's letter of 4/18/2016: This is my opinion only, excluding others of my group.Your confusion may derive from The News heading. Our heading was "Let's knock off religious bigotry," and there was no implication that Muslims or U.S. congregations are a problem. If your ...

HUNT should receive support from Alcona

Editorials and columns

It's time for Alcona County residents to vote on funding the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team through a millage.Last month the issue was discussed, but no action was taken by commissioners. Wednesday the issue was discussed again by commissioners, who heard an update on the HUNT program from ...

Donald Trump just the newest fantasy created

Letters to the Editor

In the April 20, 2016, issue of this paper, Stephen Fletcher's commentary equates Donald Trump to John Wayne, which I think is a very apt comparison. John Wayne was a created image that has nothing to do with reality. He was a fantasy image who looked great on the screen. Donald Trump is a ...

Don’t let lawmakers take more from veterans

Letters to the Editor

I have read that our national legislators are considering reducing our veterans housing and education benefits. Someone needs to remind them that our veterans and active duty personnel are the people that have allowed them to sleep safely in their beds at night. How about this idea? Let's take ...

The bonds of family, family traditions

Editorials and columns

Last week, some of the corporate management of the Five Guys restaurant chain came to town to cook lunch for a fellow and about 60 pals and family. The menu was a predictable burgers, hot dogs, fries, and the trimmings. Alpena is too small a market according to demographics to support a Five ...

Ensure no terrorist enter US before allowing in refugees

Editorials and columns

We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, too. We are aware that in Europe, some groups of refugees from the Middle East, especially Syria, have been infiltrated by Islamic ...

Newspaper clippings can be tributes

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Not long ago Steve Murch - this publication's managing editor - wrote a column bemoaning the failure of some area coaches to provide The News with stats from their team's games. Steve noted the importance of such information's publication not only to the readers of The News but to the athletes ...

State should prep for costly Power Plan

Editorials and columns

State should prep for costly Power PlanThe Clean Power Plan would significantly harm Michigan's economy beyond spiking electricity bills. The behemoth energy regulations could hurt personal incomes and slow the economy generally.That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. But there have been only a ...

Our country needs to survive brainwashing

Letters to the Editor

History tells the story of the past and prophesy tells the story of the future, as does the Bible. Noah Webster is given credit for the dictionary. When we look in Volume I of An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828), we find the history of the alphabet. The history of Letter A is ...

Needing a little more than high school history

Letters to the Editor

This in response to the April 27 letter to the editor labeled "Look at history to see why they hate us" By Joelynn Rich and her three undersigned authors. First of all Muslim Congregations are not the problem. It is radical Islam. That's right I named it because you guys wouldn't, just like our ...

Kudos to all who helped in Chippewa Hills final plan

Editorials and columns

A final plan for Chippewa Hills Pathway is now completed.It may not be perfect in everyone's eyes, but it is the result of discussion, debate and compromise and thus, in our opinion, it will be a successful plan.We credit a lot of people for making this happen, from Department of Natural ...