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Ten ‘cannots’ and seven national crimes

February 21, 2014 1913 was a turning point year for Progressives (now called Liberals) and President Woodrow Wilson. In one year they accomplished the following: On Feb. more »»

New parking laws don’t make for friendly city

February 21, 2014 Parking police? Really? Over the years, Alpena as well as most municipalities pass more and more laws, rule, regulation and such until a person fears entering their territory and infringing on som... more »»

Filing complaint only way to get problem fixed

February 21, 2014 I would like to share a web site in case some people do not know the correct place to file a complaint about their health care organization. more »»

Disappointed by coverage in Freese trial

February 21, 2014 I rarely read the details of articles such as the one concerning the Freese Trial in the 1-29-14 edition, but since it was brought to my attention I took the time to do so. more »»

Why aren’t there reports on bowling, golf?

February 14, 2014 Most of the people in this town actively golf and bowl too. NONE are pro football or basketball players or hockey either. more »»

Regarding Stephen Fletcher’s column

February 14, 2014 The ups, downs of an economy headed through the locks I enjoyed Steven Fletcher’s comment on the economy. I pictured the Wellan Canal as I passed through it many times. more »»

Career Day makes huge impact at AHS

February 14, 2014 “Wow” is the word that comes to mind to describe our first Career Day at Alpena High School on Thursday, as AHS was taken over by 45 area professionals who shared their knowledge, experience and... more »»

Labeling, categorizing people is dehumanizing

February 14, 2014 This letter is in response to the AP article that was in the 1/14/14 Alpena News having to do with mental health screening and counseling in our schools. more »»

Remembering Pearl Harbor memorial service

February 14, 2014 Did you “Remember Pearl Harbor” on December 7, 2013? We want to share these thoughts now that the holidays are over. We realize everyone is stressed and overextended during that time of the year. more »»

What happens to the state with online gambling?

February 7, 2014 Michigan is about to severely hurt the small business owners within it’s state. The lottery commission wants to create an on line gambling environment. more »»

Directing negativity where it really belongs

February 7, 2014 Obviously all conservatives don't agree that President Obama is the "imperial presiden. more »»

The unions support the low wage earners

February 7, 2014 Let’s talk Amnesty! – I talked with my daughter in California yesterday. more »»

Don’t need any more regulations for vendors

February 7, 2014 I see in the paper that the Alpena Downtown Development Authority wants to put togther a plan to regulate or license food trucks. more »»

PI Dist. Fire Dept. no. 2 saga continues

February 7, 2014 P.I. Dist. Fire Dept. #2 Info.:The Saga Continues: 1.Mr. Pokorski has sold one fire truck using funds to pay off debts on the building incurred by the Corp. Another truck may be on it's way out. more »»

What are we going to do about our children dying?

February 6, 2014 Ronald Stephens executive director of the National Safety Center says we should "do everything we can'' and in practically the same breath puts the blame in the wrong place. more »»

There’s more going on than people realize

January 31, 2014 I am wintering in South Carolina this year. We spent some time visiting relatives in a small town. I came across an interesting phenomena, and realized it also happens in Alpena. more »»

Common Core not the right education tool

January 31, 2014 The educational establishment will tell you that The National Governors Association developed Common Core. They will sell you the idea the CC was voluntarily adopted by the states. more »»

Delivery people deserve pat on back this winter

January 31, 2014 Hats of to all Newspaper and Mail People. Let's take time to seriously appreciate the hard work and dedication of every mail and paper delivery person this winter. more »»

We need to keep pediatric care at ARMC

January 31, 2014 Northeast Michigan its time to wake up and let your voices be heard. Alpena Regional Medical Center (hospital) is about to close their doors to Pediatric patient. more »»

Appreciative of many in the community

January 24, 2014 As a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Toy Team, I witnessed the loving kindness of our community as "Angel Tree" gifts and miscellaneous items came through our door, to ensure each and every child... more »»



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