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Krawczak: Do like a penguin does; get excited

December 16, 2013 I recently watched a video someone had shared on Facebook in which several penguins were standing in a huddle (or a colony, rookery or waddle – I had to look that up). more »»

Editorial: Try and tell ESD employees new health law is affordable

December 13, 2013 Talk all we want about the financial impact of the Affordable Health Care Act, but until it hits home, talk sometimes is cheap. It’s too bad the same can’t be said for the cost of the insurance. more »»

Speer: Safety at schools a modern necessity

December 13, 2013 As a grandfather, I pray every day for my granddaughter’s safety. Naturally I want her not only to be safe, but feel safe as well. more »»

Murch: People make Alpena special place to live

December 13, 2013 Gee, after the previous three weeks this week almost seemed like a letdown. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

December 13, 2013 Burned-out Christmas lights Q. Reader Stasia Hubert has heard that burned-out strings of Christmas lights can be recycled. She asks, "Is this true?" A. more »»

Editorial: Officials waiting anxiously for designation announcement

December 12, 2013 These next 2 1/2 weeks could be some of the longest and most intense in Northeast Michigan’s history. Nineteen days. Six designations. more »»

Stutzman: Lesson from the Little Drummer Boy

December 9, 2013 It’s time for Christmas music! I actually started listening to it weeks ago but now it’s officially OK. When I was in band in school my favorite pieces to play were of the Christmas variet. more »»

Editorial: Week ahead could be crucial for farm bill

December 6, 2013 Could it be in a few weeks that the price of a gallon of gas looks like a bargain when compared to the cost of a gallon of milk? That could be the case unless Congress can reach an agreement soon on... more »»

Speer: Boeing turning point for local cooperation

December 6, 2013 Mention Boeing in these parts and likely you still will evoke some pretty pleasant emotions from residents. more »»

Editorial: U.S. casino debate began in region

December 5, 2013 Even those who live there would probably describe Vanderbilt as a “quiet” or “sleepy” type of community. more »»

Krawczak: One small change makes a difference

December 2, 2013 If there was one small change you could make that has potential to have a serious positive impact on the economic success of the area would you agree to give it a shot? Assuming you answered yes,... more »»

Editorial: More confusion from new health care act

November 29, 2013 Reading provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act reminds us a good bit of trying to work a Rubik’s Cube — it can result in lots and lots of frustration. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

November 29, 2013 World's Fairs Q. Reader Brenda Hawkins would like to know more about World's Fairs. A. more »»

Speer: Pope an inspiration to all Christians

November 29, 2013 This weekend marks the beginning of Advent for Christians around the world. It is a time of anticipation and preparation for the birth of Jesus. more »»

Take time to enjoy the season

November 28, 2013 It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle this time of year. Christmas trees need trimmed, gifts need purchased and cookies need baked. more »»

Editorial: Today we give thanks

November 27, 2013 It was 393 years ago the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, and the next year they celebrated their first harvest in the new world. Because of those brave people, a new life and country was in its infancy. more »»

Gray: What is on your bucket list?

November 25, 2013 What is on your bucket list? What are the experiences that you really want to have before the end of your life — from seeing a Broadway play, to swimming in the ocean, to visiting in the Grand... more »»

Stutzman: Finish off a community of thankfulness, K through Z

November 25, 2013 We’re continuing our alphabet soup of thankfulness with part 2 of our community list. more »»

Editorial: Several similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy

November 22, 2013 Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy always have been two of our country’s favorites. more »»

Speer: Levin voice of reason in Senate vote

November 22, 2013 Political frustration should never equate to political foolishness. Unfortunately, for U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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