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Traffic signs on private property

January 7, 2016 I was asked a question involving the enforcement of traffic signs on private propert. more »»

Today’s world is looking a lot like those from the past

January 7, 2016 It’s not easy living in the world today. This week the megalomaniac who rules North Korea apparently exploded a hydrogen bomb in an underground test. more »»

Keep an eye on end-of-life program

January 6, 2016 Millions of older people who rely on Medicare will find the health care program is different this year. Several changes have been made to reduce costs and allegedly improve quality. more »»

Obama should trounce John Kerry’s idea: It’s crazy

January 5, 2016 Members of Congress were right to tighten visa requirements for citizens of 38 countries who formerly did not have to possess the documents to travel to the United States. more »»

Make 2016 your year of evolution — not resolution

January 5, 2016 Resolution: A firm decision to do or not do something. more »»

Concern about prescription painkillers — guidelines needed

January 4, 2016 While federal agencies seem deadlocked over even voluntary guidelines for those who prescribe opioid painkillers, the issue is being tackled in the Mountain State. more »»

Islamic terrorism is an ideology

January 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. Finally, as he told reporters last week, he is determined to destroy the murderous hord. more »»

Please, let’s break the trend

December 31, 2015 If the trend during recent years holds true tonight, about 156 Americans will not live to see daylight on New Year’s Day. Please, don’t be among them. more »»

The year we missed Christmas

December 30, 2015 Gordon Sandall, who was the general superintendent at Alpena Power and retired in 1970, was asked by a lady after church at Grace Lutheran one Sunday in 1968: "Gordon, there is a big storm on the... more »»

Obama needs to consult military on how to handle troops

December 30, 2015 American troops are being used in a dangerous political balancing act by President Barack Obama. Some already may have died needlessly because of it. more »»

A holiday dance in the swing band era

December 29, 2015 Professor Bergard was our community’s instrumental music teacher in the days before any such instruction was offered as part of the public school’s curriculum. more »»

ISIS is not our only enemy

December 29, 2015 At least President Barack Obama no longer is talking in terms of “containing” Islamic State terrorists. Finally, as he told reporters last week, he is determined to destroy the murderous horde. more »»

Don’t forget the season of need never ends

December 27, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate area has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

Flint water not Snyder’s finest moment

December 27, 2015 It was very revealing last week how some readers responded to the post that the First Lady thought her husband might die from a blood clot. more »»

Pettalia keeps his working man mantra with voting attendance

December 26, 2015 When we elect officials and place them in public office at all levels, our expectation is that they will work hard for us. more »»

The reason for the season is upon us

December 24, 2015 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. more »»

Time is right for four-year university

December 23, 2015 While I respect Dr. more »»

Muslim world no longer silent in war on terror

December 23, 2015 Bravo, to Saudi Arabia and the 33 other predominantly Muslim nations forming a coalition to fight terrorism. U.S. more »»

The Star Wars filter for Alpena

December 22, 2015 As a kid, pizza nights were always a great big deal at our house. We didn’t eat much takeout food growing up so it was a special treat when Mom or Dad would order a pizza from Kurvan’s on 23-North. more »»

Obama’s legacy: Winning regardless if it’s right for America

December 22, 2015 It has been said President Barack Obama is focused on his legacy, on what is written about him in the history book. more »»



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