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Krawczak: Let’s eradicate NIMBY Syndrome

September 9, 2013 There is an unfortunate syndrome some people get. It’s called NIMB. more »»

Editorial: It’s Posen’s time to shine

September 6, 2013 This weekend we all have a little bit of Polish in us as we join with our friends in Posen to celebrate the annual Posen Potato Festival. more »»

Fletcher: Of transparency, schools, economy

September 3, 2013 As summer ends with the last of the Yngling races and the planting of rye fields for the deer, I’ve had some time to mull over events of the world. more »»

Local viewpoint: Hopeful of a good year for area students

September 2, 2013 Doors open around the state today as students return to the classrooms. more »»

Local Viewpoint: Let’s keep kids safe as they return to school

September 1, 2013 Summer officially ends for students on Tuesday as they return to classrooms around the area. more »»

Editorial: School year starts with a question mark

August 30, 2013 Disappointed. That is our mood this morning concerning teachers and bus drivers’ rejection this week of a negotiated contract proposal with the Alpena Public Schools School District. more »»

Speer: GOP, Tea Party need to cooperate

August 30, 2013 Can the Republican Party and Tea Party co-exist, or are we at a split in the road that each travels in a new direction, separate of the other? I believe the answer to that question rests with just... more »»

Questions, Anyone?

August 30, 2013 Clear cutting Q. A reader asks, "What is the policy of the DNR on clear cutting on state land in the several counties of Northeast Michigan?? A. more »»

Editorial: Congratulations to VanDyke, Carlson

August 29, 2013 Fish stories often seem too good to be true. The story of Wayne VanDyke and Erich Carlson isn’t one of those. more »»

Fletcher: Can’t deny it, consolidation is coming

August 27, 2013 Although the job is far from finished I believe it’s time to thank Marie Twite and her staff at Alpena Township for shepherding the prospective Meijer store to Alpena. more »»

Krawczak: We have our own Golden Globes

August 26, 2013 A few years ago after I finished several months of career coaching, I received a gift. It’s a notebook filled with blank pages. more »»

Editorial:A modern day MacGyver

August 23, 2013 If we find ourselves in a tough predicament, we want 12-year-old Ryan McKillop of Hubbard Lake at our side. more »»

Speer: Getting the word out about Alpena

August 23, 2013 I was glad Gov. Rick Snyder was in Alpena this week and dove the wreck of the Monohansett in the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. more »»

Editorial: Meijer welcome news but issues need to be addressed

August 22, 2013 Alpena’s worst kept secret became official this week with public recognition that Meijer has submitted site plans to Alpena Township officials for a 20. more »»

Fletcher: Proactive approach to funding sports

August 20, 2013 I’ve been all over the eastern part of the country in the last 10 day. more »»

Stutzman: Banish it, Negativity never wins

August 19, 2013 I don’t normally have a difficult time thinking about topics for this column. I am inspired every day by my experiences within our communit. more »»

Local viewpoint: Exciting times are coming for Alpena

August 16, 2013 Alpena is open and ready for business. That was the message last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Michigan Advanced Aerial System Consortium. more »»

Nunneley’s bold move deserves respect

August 16, 2013 Mike Nunneley. Few have the ability that, at the mere mention of their name, can evoke intense emotion. Some really admire the man. Some really dislike the man. more »»

Keeping an eye on Detroit’s situation

August 13, 2013 About 50 years ago when I was an undergraduate I took a psychology cours. more »»

Krawczak: Ideas for a hustling, bustling small town

August 12, 2013 I recently spent four days in Oklahoma City for a conference. Oklahoma City was never very high on my list of places I’d like to visit. more »»



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