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America is letting drugs be the big decider

January 17, 2014 Colorado made marijuana legal, 40,000 people signed up for marijuana cards to buy it. The majority doesn’t own nothing, they get government checks to buy their drug. more »»

Applaud the effort given, keep up good work

January 10, 2014 The last issue of the year of the Alpena News on December 31, 2013, headline read “Alpena doesn’t receive designatio. more »»

Let Sisters do what they are supposed to do

January 10, 2014 I am astounded by the political irony and duplicity that the Obama administration is currently presenting to the American public. more »»

Quality health care key part to local economy

January 10, 2014 Nearly every issue of the Alpena News contains some article related to the economy of Northeast Michigan. more »»

Conservatives need to become incumbents

January 10, 2014 When liberals don’t get their way they create a way. We’ve heard so many times there is no difference between the political parties on the left and those on the right. That is just not true. more »»

We need to save our children’s health care

January 5, 2014 The Christmas season is a time to focus on the well-being of children, and generosity towards others. more »»

We can’t forget about man who went missing

January 5, 2014 It is the mid 1970s. more »»

Barton City lost a great person, good friend

January 3, 2014 Shortly before Christmas, Wayne Siebert died and all of Barton City lost a best friend. more »»

Pettalia made the right vote on abortion bill

January 3, 2014 I am writing in response to Doug Pugh’s letter to the editor on Dec. 20. Yes, Doug, rape is terrible and incest is horrific. However, murder is final, life is ended. more »»

Liberals have no clue about guns, gun rights

January 3, 2014 The national political cartoon of Saturday, Dec 21, showing a homeowner mistakenly shooting Santa Claus as a burglar was not only offensive but of very poor taste. more »»

Rider would prevent one less victim of rape

January 3, 2014 In any context, an abortion entails multiple victimizations. Real life scenarios will determine the exact number. Always, there are more than one. more »»

We need fighters to save 10th Amendment

December 27, 2013 Even though states are protected from elected and appointed bullies in Washington by the 10th Amendment that protection is like a dog with no bite. more »»

Pettalia doesn’t base his votes on politics

December 27, 2013 A recent letter to the editor, Rep. Peter Pettalia was accused of putting politics ahead of victims and denial of essential medical care. The source of this accusation is abortion. more »»

Many people want the news from downstate

December 27, 2013 Open letter to WBKB and Charter Communications: Conspirators or Bullies? Here we go again, come on. more »»

EPA?needs to defend outdoors for us to enjoy

December 27, 2013 "The weather outside is frightful," goes a favorite holiday tune. more »»

A nice surprise

December 27, 2013 Thumbs up to Home Depot who surprised us with a beautiful huge Poinsettia at the cash register Friday afternoon. How Nice. more »»

Common Core new version of previous failure

December 26, 2013 In 1970 Professor Benjamin Bloom created an educational system called Mastery Learning and it used extensively in the Chicago Public school system. more »»

Herod’s slaughter of innocents continues today

December 26, 2013 Isn’t that something? Just a few days before the Church’s Holy Innocents Day, De. more »»

Kindness of people makes community special

December 20, 2013 Though the heavy snow that fell this past weekend may not be my favorite thing about living in the Alpena area, an array of local people demonstrated why dealing with winter weather is more than... more »»

Retired cemetery sexton leaves big shoes to fill

December 20, 2013 I am writing this to express my heart-felt gratitude to Dan Morrison, newly retired sexton of Evergreen Cemetery. more »»



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